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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
4.12
liked it
I'm in favor of:

-pig farmers as romantic leads
-parrots named Zenobia who eat cuckoo clocks
-women who do the asking

I'm not in favor of:

-strong silent t
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Feb 2009
Feb 17, 2009
 
Wit's End
2.74
it was ok
Too much Wikipedia, not enough story. I thought that all of the "themes" were a great set-up: the dollhouses, the Maxwell Lane stories, etc. "Ice City ...more
May 2008
May 30, 2008
 
An Object of Beauty
3.58
liked it
An interesting book - I'm still not sure what to make of it. For a while, in the middle of the romance with Patrice Clair, I thought I was reading a t ...more
Mar 2011
Mar 02, 2011
 
Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness
3.85
really liked it
While listening to this book, I would find myself thinking, "How incredibly brave," then moments later, reminding myself that the hardscrabble young f ...more
Nov 2011
Nov 09, 2011
 
Miles from Nowhere
3.48
liked it
Engaging. The events are about what you'd expect from a "teen runaway" story. The feel of the 80s in New York came through really strong. You can hard ...more
May 2009
Jun 01, 2009
 
Prom
3.32
liked it
Nothing really happens in the beginning of the story, but I was surprised to find I didn't care - I still wanted to keep listening. Protag Ashley talk ...more
Apr 2009
Apr 29, 2009
 
Accidents of Nature
3.64
liked it
There's something about female Southern narrators that drive me nuts. I almost stopped the CD after the first 10 minutes, but am glad I carried on.

Th
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Jun 2009
Jun 04, 2009
 
Salvation City
2.96
liked it
I might have liked this a little better if the audiobook narrator hadn't been so terribly annoying.

This reminded me a little of Tom Perotta's 'The Ab
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Sep 2011
Sep 18, 2011
 
The Joys of Love
3.51
liked it
I liked it. Not deep, but enjoyable, and slightly nostalgic - not that I was even alive when this took place. The summer theater location, the naive r ...more
Jul 2009
Jul 10, 2009
 
Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead (Claire DeWitt Novels)
3.66
really liked it
So, I didn't have the jacket copy anymore and I kept thinking this was a supernatural mystery (City of the Dead, right?) and for the first couple of c ...more
Mar 2012
Mar 09, 2012
 
Seen It All and Done the Rest
4.02
liked it
This is a beach read, for sure. It's Southern-styled lifestyle-porn + inspiration-lite, with dash of salacious gossip and a side of social justice, an ...more
Apr 2010
Mar 31, 2010
 
The Rook (The Checquy Files, #1)
4.12
really liked it
Well, we're certainly off to a good start! This certainly kept me listening and, as other reviewers have mentioned, it did pass the Bechdel test. I th ...more
Sep 2012
Sep 07, 2012
 
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
4.10
liked it
**spoiler alert** I was driven completely crazy by the over-produced audiobook version, which made me feel like I was listening to some Disney cartoon ...more
Mar 2011
Mar 25, 2011
 
An Incomplete Revenge (Maisie Dobbs, #5)
4.09
liked it
I got my mom into this series a few years ago, and she has carried on with enthusiasm after I dropped off. But she talked so much about this one, abou ...more
Jun 2009
Jun 10, 2009
 
World and Town
3.16
liked it
A quiet, reflective novel. Science, community, globalization, bitterness, pride and hubris. Love and relationships from a wide angle. I enjoyed it. Th ...more
Oct 2011
Sep 26, 2011
 
Secrets of Eden
3.43
really liked it
Man in small Vermont town murders wife and kills himself. Local pastor is in love with wife, and loses his faith after the killing. Famous author who ...more
May 2010
May 24, 2010
 
When Will There Be Good News? (Jackson Brodie, #3)
3.97
really liked it
I've enjoyed the other Jackson Brodie books so much of the appeal comes from finding out what is happening to characters I'm fond of. But I think ther ...more
Nov 2009
Oct 22, 2009
 
Heart-Shaped Box
3.82
liked it
Yes! I made it through this book without a single nightmare.

...Which probably isn't a good recommendation for horror fans, but it suited me. I thought
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Feb 2009
Mar 17, 2009
 
Pope Joan
4.06
liked it
Based on a real historical myth, Pope Joan is the story of a 9th-century European girl who rises to (briefly) become Pope. Educated at a young age, th ...more
Apr 2010
Apr 13, 2010
 
44 Scotland Street (44 Scotland Street, #1)
3.61
liked it
I thought a book originally serialized in The Scotsman would be good for listening to a bit here and there. It was slow to start. There is a large cas ...more
Aug 2009
Aug 19, 2009
 
The Boy in the Suitcase (Nina Borg, #1)
3.60
liked it
Solid Nordic mystery/thriller without the knee-jerk misogyny that comes with some (ahem). Characters are vivid and their personalities believable. The ...more
Feb 2012
Feb 27, 2012
 
The Little Stranger
3.51
really liked it
I'm starting to think Sarah Waters is one of my favorite authors. There's such a sense of realism about her worlds and characters, even in this slight ...more
Jul 2009
Jul 13, 2009
 
Disgrace
3.83
liked it
This was a good book, but I'm not sure I liked it. I didn't like the main character much, and I had a hard time deciding whether he was just an unlike ...more
Dec 2010
Dec 12, 2010
 
The New Republic
2.97
liked it
An un-novel-like book. Or maybe I should say a novel of ideas. Hmm, but some of the characters were pretty strong too. And there were riots and explos ...more
Sep 2012
Oct 09, 2012
 
I See You Everywhere
3.20
it was ok
I wasn't planning to read this, but when I heard Julia Glass read from it last summer, it was so funny. I guess it was just JG herself - everything sh ...more
Jan 2010
Jan 26, 2010
 
Master and Commander
4.10
really liked it
Recommended to me by the same cleverclogs writer who also gave me Heyer's "The Grand Sophy" as an antidote to reading fatigue. In the 1990s I worked i ...more
Jul 2013
Jun 11, 2013
 
Angelica
3.06
liked it
To continue the single sentence theme, for Angelica it has to be the bit between Constance and her husband, the (confirmed) creepy vivisectionist and ...more
Apr 2008
Apr 23, 2008
 
Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)
4.23
it was ok
I never wanted to read this when I was a kid, but I thought now that I was all grown-up I wouldn't mind all the pollyanna stuff. And I didn't...for th ...more
Sep 2008
Sep 16, 2008
 
Trading Dreams at Midnight
3.86
really liked it
I really liked this. I was expecting something a little sappier, a little more heartwarming. Which, I guess it ultimately was, but it was so interesti ...more
Feb 2010
Aug 20, 2009
 
Sapphique (Incarceron, #2)
3.70
liked it
This is much better than "Incarceron" - almost 4 stars.

"Incarceron" was a borderline book that wasn't improved by the cringe-worthy phony accents in
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Apr 2011
Apr 20, 2011
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