Friday, May 27, 2011

Audio and Three NonFic

Audiobook on CD

Doc by Maria Doria Russell. 14 CDs at 16.5 hours. Tubercular John Henry Holliday leaves Georgia for the dry Southwest. Holliday ends up a professional gambler and his whore girlfriend finds him high stakes games. They travel to Dodge City for the money and meet Wyatt Earp.


Computing for Seniors by Marty Matthews, et al.

Birds of North America: the complete photographic guide to every species edited by Francois Vuilleumier. This is by Dorling Kindersley so you know the photorgraphs are very high quality. You also know that the Marbled Murrelet relies on marine and forested habitats. And that the Canyon Towhee has a stubby, conical bill. Did you know there is a bird called the Philadelphia Vireo? I wonder if that bird made it into Birdy. Boy Number Two will like this book.

Vogue Knitting Mittens and Gloves by editors of Vogue Knitting Magazine. Nice pictures of pretty girls wearing wool.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bunch of AudioBooks and Three NonFiction


Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown. 9 CDs at 10.5 hours. A novel about my wife and her siblings. Ha! That one slays me. (I can write that because no one reads this. Well, my mother-in-law reads it sometime but maybe she won't go back far enough and read this.)

Secrets to the Grave by Tami Hoag. 11 CDs at 13.75 hours. Woman is murdered.

Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan. 8 CDs at 9.5 hours. 1st in the YA zombie series. A good book but fairly chick-centric.

Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan. 10 CDs at 12 hours. 2nd in the YA zombie series. This is just a rehash of book one.

Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan. 9 CDs at 11 hours. 3rd in the YA zombie series. I don't know if this is any good. My wife read it but I have a pile of stuff already and have not gotten to it yet.

Laughed 'Til He Died by Carolyn Hart. 8 CDs at 9 hours. Laughed? He must have seen that joke I made above. Ha!

Red on Red by Edward Conlon. 14 CDs at 17 hours. Author is a NYPD detective who has been written a lot of nonfiction. This is a novel. That means Conlon made everything up. Well, not everything. You can assume he took past experiences and stories from colleagues and added them into the mix.


Top 10 Dublin by Polly Phillimore. 10. Beer. 9. Whiskey. 8. Drunk writers. 7. "Those darn Brits". 6. Potatoes. 5. Blarney. 4. Easter Uprising. 3. U2. 2. That one library. 1. Greyhound racing.

Origin of the Bible: a guide for the perplexed by Lee Martin McDonald. The author is Canadian.

Photo and Video Editing for Seniors edited by Mara Kok, et al.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Make Believe and POW Nurses

Audio Books

Troubled Man by Henning Mankell. 14 CDs at 17 hours. Stockholm policeman Kurt Wallander investigates the disappearance of a Swedish naval officer who was to be his daughter's father-in-law.

Orchid Affair by Lauren Willig. 13 CDs at 15.5 hours. A long serving governess to English aristocracy quits to be a spy. She is assigned to spy on Napoleon's minister of police by being her governess.


Final Storm by Jeff Shaara. "A novel of the war in the Pacific" Cover has a painting of a flamethrower tank.

Embassytown by China Mieville. China is a guy's name? This is a "moving personal drama...gripping adventure...sentient beings...years of deep-space adventure...distant political machinations...fragile equilibrium...violently upset...catastrophe looms."


We Band of Angels: the untold story of American Nurses trapped on Bataan by the Japanese by Elizabeth M. Norman. Short description: they are lucky to be alive. Read and find out what happened.