Monday, December 02, 2013


AudioBooks on CD

Mad About the Boy by by Helen Fielding.  11.5 hours on 10 CDs.  The reader has acted in three James Bond films.

Tatiana by Martin Cruz Smith.  8 hours on 7 CDs.  Russian policeman Arkady Renko has more trouble and heartbreak. The reader's head shot looks to be from a webcam.

Good Boy by Theresa Schwegel.  12 hours on 10 CDs.  Schwegel cop novel.  I still have not read any of Schwegel's books but her Chicago set novels are supposed to be pretty good.  She won an Edgar Award and received this personalized trophy.

Dust by Patricia Cornwell.  14 hours on 12 CDs.  I was chatting to someone last week about Cornwell.  I said I had not read any of her books - I may have read or listened to one years ago - and that all I recall about Cornwell is that she was involved in a marriage scandal.  The wife had an affair with Cornwell.  When the husband found out about the affair he used that as an excuse to go nutso and he kidnapped his wife, he then kidnapped a minister.  Law and Order riffed on the story for an episode.

Let the Dead Sleep by Heather Graham.  9.8 hours on 8 CDs.  Part of a series.

The Outpost: an untold story of American valor by Jake Tapper.  22.5 hours on 18 CDs.  Untold?  Are you kidding, this had been told lots of times because one soldier was award the Medal of Honor for his actions there.  I'm not saying you shouldn't listen to the book, but it's not untold.

Sycamore Row by John Grisham.  20.5 hours on 16 CDs.  Ugliest cover ever.

Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich.  6 hours on 5 CDs.  This cover is also awful.

Deadly Heat by Richard Castle.  11.5 hours on 9 CDs.  My left ear hurts.  Those headphones must have been on way too loud.

Accused by Lisa Scottoline.  11 hours on 9 CDs.  Scottoline leads a secret life staring at a computer screen in her home.  Wait,  that's a not a secret.  That's every author.

Melissa Explains it All: tale from my abnormally normal life by Melissa Joan Hart.  7 hours on 6 CDs.  Good cover.

The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the epic Age of Flight by Winston Groom.  17.5 hours on 14 CDs.


Mad Men: season 6 starring [people].  Hair, clothes, cocktails.


A Passion to Teach: fifty-eight years of humorous, weird, and engaging tales by Richard W. Knowles.  Page 138 says, "Research can be son much fun, or so exasperating, so exciting, or so dull, so productive, or wasting of time.  Most importantly, research activity offers one a chance to be truly creative."

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