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May 2013 Fiction Audiobooks
The House of Rumour by Jake Arnott. Read by Michael Page. 11 discs. 13+ hours.
The Perfect Ghost by Linda Barnes. Read by Hillary Huber. 8 discs. 9+ hours.
BCD Mystery Box
Breaking Point by C.J. Box. Read by David Chandler. 9 discs. 10+ hours.
BCD Mystery Davidson
Sticks and Scones by Diane Mott Davidson. Read by Barbara Rosenblat. 9 discs. 10+ hours.
Indiscretion by Charles Dubow. Read by Robert Petkoff. 10 discs. 12 hours.
“Because they exude the easy charm and self-assurance often held by persons possessed with the advantages of talent, intelligence, and beauty, Harry and Madeleine Winslow are the golden couple everyone wants to know. It doesn't hurt either that they own both a Manhattan brownstone and a lovely cottage in the Hamptons…Enter the youthful and very beguiling Claire, who falls for Harry and Maddy in a big way…a deliciously absorbing page-turner.”
Library Journal 1/13
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia. Read by Kevin T. Collins with Eve Bianco. 15 discs. 17 hours.
Taking Eve by Iris Johansen. Read by Elisabeth Rodgers. 9 discs. 10+ hours.
Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella. Read by Emily Gray. 11 discs. 12+ hours.
Child of Vengeance by David Kirk. Read by Mark Bramhall. 12 discs. 15 hours.
“…brutal account of real-life 17th-century swordsman Musashi Miyamoto, who grew from a pockmarked village outcast to Japan’s best warrior, due to his legendary samurai treatise, The Book of the Five Rings.”
Publishers Weekly 12/17/12
The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner. Read by Christina Traister. 13 discs. 14 hours.
“Arriving in New York to pursue a creative career in the raucous 1970s art scene, Reno joins a group of dreamers and raconteurs before falling in love with the estranged son of an Italian motorcycle scion and succumbing to a radical social movement in 1977 Italy.”
Novelist Book Description This title has 4 outstanding reviews.
Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterman. Read by Judy Kaye. 9 discs. 11 hours.
“…one of the most memorable FBI agents since Clarice Starling as well as a killer debut thriller. At 59, Brigid Quinn has officially closed the book on a legendary—and controversial—Bureau career, including years undercover, and is struggling to forget the horrors that still haunt her as a newlywed in a suburb north of Tucson, Ariz. Then the authorities arrest trucker Floyd Lynch, who claims to be the Route 66 Killer—“
Publishers Weekly 12/ 17/12
BCD Mystery Mina
Gods and Beasts by Denise Mina. Read by Moira Quirk. 9 discs. 10+ hours.
The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman. Read by George Guidall and Suzanne Toren. 8 discs. 10 hours.
Island 731 by Jeremy Robinson. Read by R.C. Bray. 9 discs. 10+ hours.
“Take a traditional haunted-house tale and throw in a little Island of Dr. Moreau and a touch of Clash of the Titans, and you wind up with this scary and grotesque novel. Robinson, a skilled blender of the thriller and horror genres, has another winner on his hands.”
The Pretty One by Lucinda Rosenfeld. Read by Renee Raudman. 8 discs. 9+ hours.
Paris by Edward Rutherfurd. Read by Jean Gilpin. 30 discs. 38+ hours.BCD Strout
The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout. Read by Cassandra Campbell. 11 discs. 13+ hours.
“…tightly woven yet seemingly languorous portrayal of a family in longtime disarray. Brothers Jim and Bob Burgess, and sister Susan, are mired in a childhood trauma: when he was four, Bob unwittingly released the parking brake on the family car, which ran over their father and killed him. Originally from small Shirley Falls, Maine, the Burgess brothers have long since fled to vastly disparate lives as New York City attorneys. Egoistic Jim is a famous big shot with a corporate firm. Self-effacing Bob leads a more low-profile career with Legal Aid. High-strung Susan calls them home to fix a family crisis.”
Seer: a prequel to the Mongoliad by Mark Teppo. Read by Luke Daniels. 2 discs. 1+ hours.
The Humanity Project by Jean Thompson. Read by Tanya Eby. 10 discs. 11+ hours.
“Thompson's thoughtful new novel ponders the sins we commit in the name of love and our capacity for compassion… asks what can we actually do to change the lives of others, and investigates the value of good intentions, finding answers in the emotional lives of richly-drawn characters who do what they must–and what they think they must—in order to help the ones they love.”
Publishers Weekly 4/1/13.