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7th Heaven
[audio - wish the Overdrive editions had the cover art] - Listening to this is like having the television on in the background while "watching" a crim ...more
Aug 19, 2014
Aug 22, 2014
Ada's Rules: A Sexy Skinny Novel
I'm a white woman of a certain age reading this novel that is classified as "African American fiction." I loved it - marked spots to read to my husban ...more
Jun 12, 2012
Jun 13, 2012
Monday Mornings
Gupta is the Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN and author of Cheating Death (a non-fiction title). In this book, he uses fiction to explore the real ...more
Jun 05, 2012
Jun 05, 2012
Sooner or Later
[audio] Not the Debbie Macomber of Blossom Street, this second in the Deliverance Company series adds suspense and some descriptive zing to the "good ...more
May 30, 2012
May 30, 2012
Not Quite Enough (Not Quite, #3)
3rd in the "Not Quite" series this holds up as a stand alone. Classic romance revolving around two nice people who misunderstand situations. Interesti ...more
Feb 16, 2014
Feb 15, 2014
Cutting for Stone
[audio] I enjoyed this sprawling novel so much in the audio version I gave it my better-in-audio tag - a delight to listen to Sunhil Malhotra's mellif ...more
Aug 15, 2014
Aug 15, 2014
The Water Giver: The Story of a Mother, a Son, and Their Second Chance
I read this just as I headed across country with my son who was attempting to pick up the pieces of his life at college after a TBI. So much of this b ...more
Jan 14, 2014
Nov 14, 2014
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
Looking at the negative reviews in light of my enjoyment of the story, I'm concluding that, as always, different books appeal to different readers (or ...more
Dec 09, 2011
Dec 10, 2011
Naked in Death (In Death, #1)
[audio] First in an extensive series, originally published in 1995. I found the futuristic aspects disconcerting: I'm happily going along feeling quit ...more
Jan 08, 2012
Jan 09, 2012
Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West
Note: the subtitle is misleading -- only about ⅓ of the book is actually about the teaching/Colorado experience. Unlike Catherine Marshall’s semi-auto ...more
Oct 25, 2011
Oct 26, 2011
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
Highly recommended “Narrative Nonfiction” title AND highly recommended NF audiobook. Candice Millard brings together the threads of four people at the ...more
Oct 17, 2011
Oct 16, 2011
The Neighbor (Detective D.D. Warren, #3)
Four stars because this was a compelling read with an intriguing plot but there are a lot of "buts". I can just hear my daughter responding "Really?!? ...more
Mar 02, 2012
Mar 02, 2012
The Spellman Files (The Spellmans, #1)
**spoiler alert** [audio] First in a series, this is a fun, breezy, wacky family bit of entertainment. Isabel (Izzy) Spellman is being interviewed by ...more
May 13, 2012
May 14, 2012
[audio] I started and stopped listening to this several times -- this was a difficult story. (I can't listen to contentious talk shows either.) It was ...more
Feb 24, 2012
Feb 24, 2012
First the Dead
Third in the "Bugman" forensic mystery series, this title takes place in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and proceeds chronologically. I ...more
Feb 25, 2012
Feb 25, 2012
Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross, #1)
[eBook - Thank you, Little, Brown and Company, for letting me read this digitally from my library] First in the phenomenally popular Alex Cross (AKA N ...more
Feb 15, 2012
Feb 16, 2012
The Boy in the Suitcase: A Nina Borg Mystery
I'm very conflicted about this audiobook and I don't know how much is my own lack of knowledge of the Scandinavian and Eastern European political /cul ...more
Feb 26, 2013
Feb 26, 2013
Death du Jour (Temperance Brennan, #2)
#2 in Reichs' long running series. First person. Anthropological examination of a century old nun. Fires. Cults. Montreal weather. Monkey research col ...more
Feb 03, 2012
Feb 03, 2012
Faithful Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #3)
[audio] Third is the "series," each title focuses on a different member of the Squad. Here we have Frank ("The Likeness" - he's much more likable here ...more
Aug 07, 2012
Aug 08, 2012
Alone (Detective D.D. Warren, #1)
[audio] Despite being reviewed by Rendezvous, I don't consider this a romance at all. I can classify it as a mystery since we readers know pretty much ...more
Dec 16, 2011
Dec 17, 2011
Year of Wonders
[audio]This elaborately detailed historical fiction is deep with (mostly) 17th century language and sentence structure. I started listening to this as ...more
Mar 07, 2012
Mar 09, 2012
Damage Control (Joanna Brady, #13)
**spoiler alert** [audio] #13 in the series and I do think you need to read the first few (at least) to appreciate the details in the series since so ...more
Dec 03, 2014
Dec 05, 2014
Death of an Artist: A Mystery
For fans of the Barabara Holloway series, this stand along novel is notable for what it is not: no court room drama scene, not a legal thriller or sus ...more
Jul 24, 2014
Jul 27, 2014
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
My problem with this book is more what it wasn't rather than what it was, which reflects my expectations. I couldn't give it my "sense of place" tag - ...more
Aug 20, 2012
Aug 20, 2012
White Dog Fell from the Sky
[audio] A five star book brought down a notch by some caveats. The main characters are beautifully crafted but other characters are wooden and I somet ...more
Apr 14, 2013
Apr 15, 2013
The Dirty Secrets Club (Jo Beckett #1)
First in a new series about Jo Beckett, forensic psychiatrist. This provides an interesting platform for the writer in what is essentially a police pr ...more
Dec 21, 2011
Dec 22, 2011
A Trouble of Fools (A Carlotta Carlyle Mystery #1)
[audio] First in a new-for-me woman detective series. C. J. Critt narrated which may be why I'm grouping Carlotta with Stephanie Plum (not as ditzy or ...more
Sep 2012
Sep 02, 2012
Risk Agent, The
[audio] Having not read Pearson, I jumped at this first title in a new series that got a nice review at Audiofile Magazine and I'm glad I did: waiting ...more
Sep 09, 2012
Sep 11, 2012
Turn of Mind
[audio] I tagged this as "better in audio" because Jean Reed Bahle does an amazing job (despite some abrupt transitions at chapter breaks) creating Dr ...more
May 26, 2012
May 26, 2012
Ain't She Sweet?
Sugar Beth Carey, as a teenager, alientated everyone in her home town. Now she is grownup, broke, responsible for her developmentally delayed step-dau ...more
Oct 07, 2011
Nov 10, 2011
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