All About Audiobooks

Listening to a book read by someone else is quite a different experience than reading it yourself. I’ll tell you why I love audiobooks and why you should try one. A few years ago, my older brother, Dennis, died quite suddenly. I handled it well, I think, but internalized some of the feelings and had […]

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Review: The Crown Tower (Riyria Chronicles #1)

The Crown Tower (The Riyria Chronicles #1) Author: Michael J. Sullivan; Genre: Fantasy; Format: Audiobook (Paperback at; Publisher: Recorded Books (2013). This is one of those fantasy books that you hear about for years and wonder if it’s really worthwhile. It’s been on several “top” lists of fantasy book and I finally purchased it

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Review: The Martian

The Martian by Andy Weir Genre: Science-fiction Format: Audio This is a great adventure story that includes lots of technical language and scientific explanations. Astronaut Watney has been accidentally left on Mars when the rest of his crew leaves during an emergency. He must survive by reworking equipment that was meant for the short term,

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Review: Earth Abides

Earth Abides by George R. Stewart Genre: science-fiction, apocalyptic Format: Audio This book starts out like many other end-of-times novels. A terrible disease has quickly wiped out most of humanity, leaving very few alive. The technique the author uses to lead the main character to discovery is very clever, and I was hooked. The book

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