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The Stress of Her Regard – Tim Powers – Simon Vance

I don’t recall if I’ve read anything of Tim Powers’s before; I’ve known the name forever, though. And Simon Vance narrated, so with the description listed for The Stress of Her Regard seemed like a solid lock. But it was so very much not. Vampires, succubi, fairy godmothers, muses – oh, and the Sphinx –… Continue reading The Stress of Her Regard – Tim Powers – Simon Vance

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Whose Body – Dorothy L. Sayers – Nadia May

Another reading, another take on the book. Nothing new and startlingly original, by any means, but it is always different having a book read to you. And Nadia May did a truly lovely job with it. I love her as Peter. I hesitated for a bit – a woman narrating a book with few female… Continue reading Whose Body – Dorothy L. Sayers – Nadia May

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The Disappearance of Billy Moore – Aaron Paul Lazar – George Kuch

This was an audiobook requested directly from the author on Goodreads’s lovely Audiobooks group; both description and sample sounded intriguing. And it is a good story, with a good narration: George Kuch is a unique and engaging reader. My only issue with his reading was his delivery of the toddler’s voice, which – combined with… Continue reading The Disappearance of Billy Moore – Aaron Paul Lazar – George Kuch

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Murder in Mount Moriah – Mindy Quigley – Holly Adams

I was all set to post a one-star review of an audiobook I loathed, but – yesterday was Christmas. I don’t want to do that to someone. I’ll just stick to positive reviews for the next week or so… This was a fast, fun listen – obviously, from my five-star rating, I loved it. It… Continue reading Murder in Mount Moriah – Mindy Quigley – Holly Adams

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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court – Mark Twain – Jeff Hays

While I’ve long been a fan of the man Mark Twain, and know a good bit about him (living in Connecticut, it’s almost hard to avoid the latter), I just haven’t ever read much of his work. Or, you know, any. I’m not sure why, and I’m kind of surprised at the realization. In any… Continue reading A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court – Mark Twain – Jeff Hays

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The Complete Sherlock Holmes – read by Simon Vance

As it turns out, I don’t like Sherlock Holmes very much. The idea? Some of the writing? The kernel of the character and Watson and 221B and Mrs. Hudson and so on? Absolutely. Holmes himself and his mysteries? Oh, God. I’m sure it was in some small part down to the fact that I listened… Continue reading The Complete Sherlock Holmes – read by Simon Vance

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Corridors of the Night – Anne Perry – David Colacci

It’s been a long, long while since I read an Anne Perry, but I’ve always liked the William Monk series best. (amnesia! What’s not to like?) I was tickled to win Corridors of the Night as a LibraryThing Early Reviewer. First off, this CD edition (CD’s!) has a lovely narrator, David Colacci. He sounded very… Continue reading Corridors of the Night – Anne Perry – David Colacci

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Farthing – Jo Walton, John Keating, Bianca Amato

This was a very odd book. I enjoyed most of it, but it was very odd. It took a bit of mental calisthenics to adapt to a 1949 London in which “Old Adolph admired England and had no territorial ambitions across the channel”. Because this world’s Old Adolph most certainly had all sorts of ambitions… Continue reading Farthing – Jo Walton, John Keating, Bianca Amato

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11/22/63: Stephen King, Craig Wasson

A few years back, my image of Stephen King was entirely made up of killer clowns and rabid dogs and possessed cars (there’s a thought: Christine as a killer clown car…), the grandpappy of a genre I had absolutely no interest in. I’d read a whole two King novels, one of them because I was… Continue reading 11/22/63: Stephen King, Craig Wasson

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Searchlights and Shadows – Martin Turnbull, Lance Roger Axt

“This audiobook was provided by the narrator at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.” Isn’t it interesting how, despite (despite?) the Hays Code, racism, McCarthyism, homophobia and faux marriages, and a studio system which can harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood, Make thy two eyes like… Continue reading Searchlights and Shadows – Martin Turnbull, Lance Roger Axt