Category: audio book

Bird Cloud by Annie Proulx

Bird Cloud is the name of a bit of property that Annie Proulx bought in Wyoming.  Here she plans on building her dream house.  Clearly she never got around to watching the brilliant Cary Grant film called Mr Blandings Builds

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Lost by Gregory Maguire

Several years ago I was reading a book on writing. I used to do that rather a lot. This particular book had a series of exercises in it. A writing book that tells you to actually do something is the

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Carpe Demon by Julie Kenner

Reader Laura Hicks gives Julie Kenner’s Carpe Demon a light and airy read. She was clearly more impressed with the comic aspects of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom than the more serious ones. The story was a bit silly, would it

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Special Topics in Calamity Physics

Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessel is a challenging book. The story of a Father and Daughter who move around the country a lot and have the richest, fullest intellectual lives this side of Professor Higgins chatting away

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Steve Martin Born Standing Up

Boy, those French, they have a different word for everything.-Steve Martin I listened to the Audio Book version of Steve Martin’s Born Standing Up-read by the author. The pieces of Steve Martin’s life are told in a simple, clear manner,

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Alien Voices-The Invisible Man

Alien Voices is a group of former Star Trek actors still trying to pump some money out of the fast drying Star Trek well. For the most part, I have no problem with that. If I had been smart enough

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