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Room

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Room by Emma Donoghue Published: 2010 Length: 321 pages This story follows a young boy, Jack, and his mother as they live their lives trapped in a small room. Jack was born there, and in his five years of life he has never seen the world beyond the locked door. Emma Donoghue was inspired by the horrifying events in the… Read more »

Alas, Babylon

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Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank Published: 1959 Narrated by: Will Patton Length: 11:14 (323 pages) I keep hearing that dystopian and apocalyptic fiction has saturated the book market in the last few years, but I feel like these disaster scenarios have always been popular, really hitting their stride in the mid-twentieth century. A few of my favorites that come to… Read more »

The Double

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The Double by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Published: 1846 Translated By: Jessie Coulson (from Russian in 1972) Length: 144 pages Yakov Petrovich Golyadkin is a government clerk, a faceless bureaucrat, who is struggling both in work and in his social life. After a particularly emotional encounter at a party, while walking home through a cold night’s fog, he finds himself face to… Read more »

His Bloody Project

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His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet Published: 2015 Narrated by: Antony Ferguson Length: 10:22 (280 pages) It’s 1869 and Roderick Macrae, a young man from the Scottish highland village of Culduie, is being held in jail after a gruesome murder. He’s a smart young man, shy and insightful, and he never denies committing the act. The question is what… Read more »

Ex Libris

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Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman Published: 2000 Length: 162 pages I love books about books, but this is probably the first time I’ve read one so purely about the love of reading. Ex Libris is a collection of essays about the reading, storing, and sharing of books, something I imagine many people would find incredibly… Read more »

Gourmet Rhapsody

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Gourmet Rhapsody by Muriel Barbery Published: 2000 Narrated by: Full cast Translated By: Alison Anderson (from French in 2009) Length: 04:03 (160 pages) A renown Parisian food critic, the greatest alive, is on his deathbed. He’s lived a life of eating, where food mattered more than the people around him, and in his last hours he strives to find comfort… Read more »

Sleeping Giants

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Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel Published: 2016 Narrated by: full cast Series: Themis Files #1 Length: 08:28 (304 pages) A young girl falls through the earth and lands cradled in a giant metallic hand. Seventeen years later, that woman is now a brilliant physicist leading a research team to discover the mystery behind the discovery. When they find another body… Read more »

The Vintage Caper

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The Vintage Caper by Peter Mayle Published: 2009 Series: Sam Levitt #1 Length: 223 pages I love Peter Mayle’s Provence books, where he details his life after moving there from England. He apparently also has a series of detective novels that focus on food and wine, a combination of two things I enjoy quite a bit, so I thought I’d… Read more »

Fool’s Quest

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Fool’s Quest by Robin Hobb Published: 2015 Series: The Fitz and The Fool, #2 Length: 768 pages I’m so happy to have gotten back into reading Robin Hobb. I’m spreading the books out, partly because they’re quite chunky and partly because I don’t really want this story to come to an end. I’ll console myself with the fact that I… Read more »