Category: Audio Books

Jul 16

Audio Book: Total Recall by Sara Paretsky

Total Recall

by Sara Paretsky

(2/5)

Fiction / Thriller / Crime
First Published in:2002
Publisher: Dell Publishing Company

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Audio Book Synopsis:

Lotty Herschel is caught up in a whirlwind of the past when a man who claims to be a Nazi death camp survivor, approaches her and her friends seeking his long lost family. Lotty is forced to confront a memory, a secret, from the war that she has long buried.  Our heroine, V I Warshawski, sees the pain her friend and mentor is in, and is pulled into the saga though her investigation of the so-called survivor’s past.

V I is simultaneously investigating an insurance fraud case which has an unexpected link to an international conspiracy dating back to Nazi occupied Europe, as well as a means for VI to save her friend.

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Jun 07

Audio Book Shop: Best Audio Books

Best Audio Book Award:

The Help by Katheryn Stockett (5/5)

The Help has been on the NYT best seller list for 61 weeks. (Incidentally, I have also been listening to the New York Times Book Review Podcast on my iPhone.) The Help was also the favourite audio book for audio book stores and won the fiction award at the Audies in 2010…Click here to read the full book review.

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The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson (5/5)

The Millennium Trilogy is also a regular on the NYT best seller list, with The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo still on the list after 49 weeks. The narrator of this audiobook, Saul Reichlin, is awesome. He tells the story simply and manages to find a unique and distinctive voice for every single character. He also reads women superbly. The Millennium Trilogy is mysterious and alluring with complex characters…

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May 12

Reading Like Rabbits is back!

I’m back! I’ve been MIA for over a month because I was working as a News Anchor in Myanmar (Burma). What an experience… My eyes have been opened – in many ways.

I’ve just up loaded my latest review Nanny Returns by Nicola Kraus & Emma Mclaughlin.

And coming up in the next couple of days, my reviews of The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson.

Sneak Preview: I spent 2 hours a day traveling to and from the TV station in Myamnar listening to the audiobooks of The Millennium Trilogy. They made boring journey’s exciting. The story is compelling, complicated and gripping. The narrator Saul Reichlin is amazing. I loved all three books.

x Julie

Book Reviews – Reading Like Rabbits


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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl Who Played with Fire

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

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Apr 01

The Help – Audio Book Review

The Help

by Kathryn Stockett

(5/5)

Fiction
First Published  in 2009
Publisher: Penguin

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Book Synopsis:

1962 in Jackson, Mississippi, three women, as different as can be, Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny come together for an underground project, which if exposed, would put them all at risk.

Skeeter is a 22-year-old white woman who has just returned home after graduating from university. But in 1962, mothers care more about their daughter’s marriage prospects than their career hopes.

Aibileen is an astute black maid who is bringing up her seventeenth white child. When Aibileen’s own son died, as his employers looked the other way, something changed inside her. She is dedicated and caring towards the little girl she is raising, but she knows that they will have to part ways someday.

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Mar 25

Audio Books!

I’ve discovered Audio Books!


I’ve been listening to podcasts like the New York Times Book Review and B&N Meet The Writers which I have enjoyed very much, but I’m now ready for more. I get motion sickness if I read while traveling, so I get really bored and frustrated not to be able to be engaged in a book while I’m getting from one place to another.

So, I decided to sign up for an audio book membership with Audible.com to listen to audio books on my i phone/i pod/ MP3 player. I used to think of audio books as being expensive, but I’ve realised, they can be cheaper than buying an actual book!

Here’s the plan I’m getting:

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  • Price: Monthly: USD$7.49 for the first three months and USD$14.95 thereafter and Annually: USD$149.95
  • Benefits: 12 membership credits; 30% discount on future purchases; complimentary subscription to The Wall Street Journal or The New York Times

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