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The City of Ember (The Ember Series, #1)
A very good YA book. I listened to it as an audiobook, but I like it so much I want to read it again immediately.

The City of Ember was created by the...more
Aug 03, 2010
Apr 25, 2010
Brain Droppings
Listened to this on audiobook. Some of it I had heard from his routines before, altho they are expanded. Others had me laughing so hard as I drove.
Jul 26, 2014
Aug 04, 2014
The Winter of Red Snow: The Revolutionary War Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1777 (Dear America)
My 3rd Dear America book.

I will say I liked this better than the SC Civil War story. Perhaps it was b'c it is set in Valley Forge, which is very clos...more
Nov 05, 2010
Nov 05, 2010
Going Bovine
an interesting twist to Don Quixote. YA version with a kid getting C-J BSE. He travels to find a cure.. but did he? I found this a really good book. I...more
Jul 18, 2010
Jul 20, 2010
The People of Sparks (The Ember Series, #2)
**spoiler alert** This is the 2nd book in the Ember series.

Lina and Doon and the people of Ember, all 400 of them, have come upon the next town above...more
Aug 23, 2010
Aug 20, 2010
Making Toast
This is one of those books you shouldn't judge by its cover.

I am starting to pick audiobooks thru my library. But I am finding it dificult. None of t...more
Jun 02, 2010
May 27, 2010
Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession
This book was possibly the worst thing I read in a very very long time. But the descriptions on the art of butchery were the only reason I kept thru i...more
Jan 15, 2010
Jan 08, 2010
Crazy for the Storm
**spoiler alert** I would rather give a 3.5, but I always average higher when I do that.

Read by the author. It chronicles the time during the flight a...more
May 26, 2010
May 26, 2010
Magyk (Septimus Heap, #1)
This story might possibly be more of a 4 star.. but the narration makes it fully a five star book.

This series was something I picked up by accident. I...more
Aug 27, 2010
Aug 24, 2010
The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen
This was really good. I am glad I read Syrie James' 2nd novel first. This was very well done, but bore the hallmarks of a first book. I feel the secon...more
Mar 03, 2010
Mar 01, 2010
I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly: The Diary of Patsy, a Freed Girl, Mars Bluff, South Carolina, 1865 (Dear America)
This is the 2nd Dear America book I read. It is the story of Patsy, a girl during the Reconstruction Era of South Carolina. Patsy is a freed slave, wh...more
Oct 27, 2010
Oct 22, 2010
Baking Cakes in Kigali
This is a really wonderful little book. I am glad I had listened to it to get the full effect of the language.

Angel is a baker in Kigali, a town in Rw...more
Jul 28, 2010
Jul 22, 2010
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe
No ideas or expectations when I picked this book up from the library. What a great find!

A non-fiction story told by an American journalist who was get...more
Oct 20, 2013
Oct 21, 2013
The Memory Keeper's Daughter (Audio CD)
I listened to this on cd for 3 weekends on long drives. I will say the flowery language did not bother me as it bothered others, but I think that is s...more
May 30, 2009
May 18, 2009
Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin
I listened to this on audiotape. I have always enjoyed Kathy Griffin and her sense of humor. I appreciated her life story and was glad I heard it.. It...more
Jan 29, 2010
Jan 28, 2010
The Prophet of Yonwood (The Ember Series, #3)
I wanted to like this. I loved the others. But this is not doing it for me. Perhaps if I read it instead of listening to it I would find it...more
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Aug 30, 2010
Across The Wide And Lonesome Prairie: The Oregon Trail Diary Of Hattie Campbell
A very interesting book about life travelling from Missouri to Oregon on the Oregon Trail. It took 6 months back then to travel that distance. Full of...more
Oct 22, 2010
Oct 20, 2010
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
This book is just so not complete I don't know where to start. I did listen to it on audio and it was read by the author.. which frankly.. unless you...more
Feb 25, 2013
Jul 06, 2010
About Alice
Calvin Trillin narrates his own book about his wife. About their life together and her death. Trillin's turn of phrase is more than just witty and ins...more
Aug 10, 2010
Aug 10, 2010
For Matrimonial Purposes
Really enjoyed listening to this book. It is about a woman's journey from Bombay to America as she searches for a husband. While trying her family tri...more
Dec 29, 2009
Dec 21, 2009
The Great Cake Mystery: Precious Ramotswe's Very First Case
I would peg this at 7-9 yr olds, and if reading aloud, 5-8 yr olds.

Very sweet mystery for Precious Ramotswe. Her first as a young child. Something tha...more
May 22, 2012
May 22, 2012
Life of Pi
This is a book that took me a while.. First I tried to read it, but I quickly gave up. Recently I tried to listen to it. I did well as long as I had a...more
Jan 27, 2010
Dec 29, 2009
The Cigar Roller: A Novel
I would like to say this was a fascinating read. The descriptions of Cuba and Tampa and life as a cigar roller were so rich. The story of a man trappe...more
Oct 19, 2010
May 05, 2009
Seriously... I'm Kidding
I listened to this as an audiobook.

I am bumping this up 1 star for the audio version. It was a nice collection of essays. I enjoyed listening to Ellen...more
Oct 21, 2012
Oct 14, 2012
NPR Funniest Driveway Moments: Radio Stories That Won't Let You Go
This was a great thing to listen to while driving a long distance.

One thing tho, it seemed to have an overall theme of Forgiveness. I don't know if th...more
Feb 15, 2013
Feb 22, 2013
Please Look After Mom
I won't say this was an easy book to read. The narrators did a good job of making each character have qualities that made you cringe while listening t...more
Feb 18, 2013
Apr 14, 2011
Gregor and the Marks of Secret (Underland Chronicles, #4)
This series is starting to be tinged with sadness, but the storyline has me hooked. The kids are growing up, and learning the sad truths about war and...more
Apr 22, 2010
Apr 19, 2010
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary
OK this was even better than a typical David Sedaris audiobook... it also had other actors reading, including Elaine Stritch.. who frankly stole the w...more
Jul 25, 2014
Aug 04, 2014
The Body in the Library
I adore Agatha Christie audiobooks when I travel. This had the added bonus of being read by Stephanie Cole. I am such an admirer of her acting ability...more
Jul 25, 2014
Aug 04, 2014
Letters of a Woman Homesteader
I found this story to be so very interesting. It is the letters of a lady homesteader to her last employer. The book tells amazing tales of setting up...more
Dec 2009
Nov 29, 2009
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