Category Archives: Audiobooks

Chasing Vermeer (audio)

Last week, my family went on a lovely car trip to help celebrate my birthday. We spent four days and three nights doing the Cascades Loop, and to help keep the kids entertained, we decided to take an audiobook. This … Continue reading

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Death of a Cad (audio)

A few weeks ago, I reviewed the first in M.C. Beaton’s Hamish Macbeth series, Death of a Gossip. This one, Death of a Cad, is the triumphant return of More of the Same, otherwise known as If You’ve Got A Winning … Continue reading

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Death of a Gossip (audio)

John and Heather Cartwright run a modestly successful fishing school in the Scottish highlands. Their pupils come to learn how to tie leaders and flies, and to wrestle with the salmon that populate the local rivers. The most recent group … Continue reading

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Millennium People (audio)

I’m having a hard time figuring out how to articulate my feelings about J. G. Ballard’s Millennium People. I didn’t exactly dislike it, but I also didn’t like it much. It’s competent, but uninvolving, I guess. Interesting in concept, but … Continue reading

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My Man Jeeves (audio)

It doesn’t seem quite right to call this a Jeeves and Wooster book, because fully half of the eight stories in it aren’t about Jeeves and Wooster at all. Then again, the remaining stories are all about Reggie Pepper, and … Continue reading

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Sidetracked

Despite my love of good crime fiction, I haven’t gotten into the whole Scandinavian crime fiction craze. Thanks to our international crime fiction month, I did manage to read two crime novels from the region (Smilla’s Sense of Snow and … Continue reading

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A Kiss Before Dying (audio)

I haven’t been including audiobooks in my international crime spree, partly because the suitable pickings at my library are slim. So Ira Levin’s 1953 debut, A Kiss Before Dying, doesn’t fit with the international theme, but it is a crime … Continue reading

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Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves

Bertie Wooster is in trouble again. His friend Gussie Fink-Nottle’s engagement to Madeleine Bassett looks likely to end, leaving Bertie to face the grave danger of having to do the gentlemanly thing and marry Madeleine Bassett himself. Unable to bear … Continue reading

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Zorro

Before I started blogging, I read lots of books that fell into a sort of black hole. I might remember that I read them and have a vague recollection of my feelings about them, but I’d be hard-pressed to tell … Continue reading

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The Marriage Plot (audio)

The title of Jeffrey Eugenides’s new novel refers to an old-fashioned sort of novel in which the central question is whether and who the heroine (usually, but sometimes the hero as well) will marry. These novels by Jane Austen, Henry … Continue reading

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