Wednesday, December 19, 2007

"Greatest Hits" by Social Distortion


Greatest Hits by Social Distortion. Career spanning collection of the band with eleven tunes.

As I Am by Alicia Keys.


Venetian Betrayal by Steve Berry. 12 CDs at 15.33 hours runtime. Rare book dealer Cotton Malone escapes a Danish museum fire to find the fire was set as part of a plot by the Supreme Minister of the Central Asian federation. The Supreme Minister plans to equal the conquering achievements of Alexander the Great. But, the last obstacle in the Minister's path is the recovery of Alexander's tomb which holds a "miraculous healing serum."

World Without End by Ken Follett. 36 CDs at 45.5 hours runtime. The sequel to Follett's 1989 bestseller and recent Oprah selection, Pillars of the Earth. 1327 England sees four kids witness a double murder in the woods outside of town. All four boys and girls grow up to follow different paths but are connected by the killing.


Complete Guide to Dream Kitchens. I still have not finished painting my kitchen. Once I do maybe I can read the directions for "installing a gorgeous farmhouse sink...choosing and installing new cabinets and countertops...installing a single-handle faucet with pull-out sprayer."

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Antony and Cleopatra by Colleen McCullough. Sequel to October Horse with Caesar dead and the Rome divided. Antony and Octavian compete and scheme for the Emperor's throne.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Two AudiBooks on CD Plus Hundreds Online


Until I Find You by John Irving. 28 discs at 35.5 hours. Young Canadian jack is dragged from English North Sea port to English North Sea port by his mother in search of their church organist father who has gone on a tattoo addiction bender. Jack grows up, becomes an actor, and Irving "renders...richness of detail and range of emotions" to tell the tale.

T is for Trespass by Sue Grafton. Kinsey Milhone versus a sociopathic killer who finds her victims through her caregiving jobs.

Overdrive Audio Titles

I am on the selection committee for the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium which selects downloadable audio titles. Unfortunately I was left out of the last committee meeting but the committe just spent $8,000 on new titles that are appearing online today, 17 December 2007, at Take a look. You can get A through S of the Grafton series.

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How many of these Large print standing orders did I sign up for anyway? 50?

Down River by John Hart. Adam Chase leaves his self-imposed exile in New York City to return to North Carolina. Then he gets beaten up, confronted by his family and the girl who rejected him, and people start dying. I'm guessing this is a mystery but it's difficult to tell from the book jacket. Read it and let me know.

Away by Amy Bloom. I read the review for this when it came out but am not sure if I ordered the regular print version. Lillian is the sole family survivor of a Russian pogrom. Lillian escapes across Europe and the Atlantic to the Lower East Side. When Lillian hears that her daughter Sophie may be alive, she sets off across the U.S. and the Bering Sea back to Russia and into Siberia.

Tell-Tale Horse by Rita Mae Brown. We received the regular print version in September. The cover illustration is very similar to the regular print.

Race by Richard North Patterson. Sen. Corey Grace is in a ruthless political race for his party's presidential nomination. Grace must fight the "incendiary issues" of racism, terrorism, religious fundamentalism, gay rights and media monopoly and decide who he really is.

Last Noel by Heather Graham. Escaped killers invade the O'Boyle house during a Christmas blizzard. Skylar is determined to survive by pretending all is well in an effort to throw the killers off guard.

Heir by Barbara Taylor Bradford. Edward Deravnel runs the family's business empire in 1918 England. But, all is not well. Edward has to fight off relatives, rumours, and the new influenza epidemic. (If you are interested in the history of the flu epidemic check-out The great influenza : the epic story of the 1918 pandemic by John M. Barry.)

Mark's Story: The Gospel according to Peter by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. Latest part of the Jesus Chronicles. Mark witness Jesus' last day on Earth then, and with Peter, chronicles the history of Jesus and growth of the church.


A Family Christmas edited by Caroline Kennedy. Kennedy shares poetry, prose and other items from different authors. Selections from Billy Collins, Pearl S. Buck, JFK, and...David Sedaris!