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Thoughts on *The Wife's Tale* (audiobook review)

The Wife’s Tale written by Lori Lansens; read by Justine Eyre
Publisher: Brilliance Audio on MP3-CD; MP3 Una edition (February 10, 2010)
ISBN-13: 978-1441817488

Back-of-the-box blurb: On the eve of their silver anniversary, Mary Gooch is waiting for her husband, Jimmy — still every inch the handsome star athlete he was in high school — to come home. [...]

Thoughts on *An Object of Beauty* by Steve Martin (audiobook)

An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin; read by Campbell Scott
Publisher: Hachette Audio; Unabridged edition (November 23, 2010)
ISBN-13: 978-1607886129

Back-of-the-box blurb: Lacey Yeager is young, captivating, and ambitious enough to take the NYC art world by storm. Groomed at Sotheby’s and hungry to keep climbing the social and career ladders put before her, Lacey charms men [...]

Thoughts on *Earth* by Jon Stewart (audiobook) ... DNF

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Audiobook): A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race; read by Jon Stewart
Audio CD
Publisher: Hachette Audio; Unabridged edition (October 8, 2010)
ISBN-13: 978-1607886150

Back-of-the-Box blurb: Where do we come from? Who created us? Why are we here? These questions have puzzled us since the dawn of time, but when [...]

Thoughts on *Room* by Emma Donoghue (audiobook)

Room by Emma Donoghue; read by Michal Friedman, Ellen Archer, Robert Petkoff, and Suzanne Toren
Audio CD
Publisher: Hachette Audio; Unabridged edition (September 13, 2010)
ISBN-13: 978-1607886273

Back-of-the-box blurb:  To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it’s where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and [...]

Thoughts on *The Island* by Elin Hilderbrand (audiobook)

The Island by Elin Hilderbrand; narrated by Denice Hicks
Publisher: Hachette Audio; Unabridged edition (July 6, 2010); approx. 15 hrs on 13 CDs
ISBN-13: 978-1607882404

Back-of-the-box blurb:  Four women – a mother, her sister, two grown daughters – head to Tuckernuck for a retreat, hoping to escape their troubles. Intead, they find only drama, secrets, and life-changing revelations.

She Is Too Fond [...]

Thoughts on *The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie* by Alan Bradley (audiobook)

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (audiobook)
Publisher: Random House Audio; Unabridged edition (April 28, 2009)
ISBN-13: 978-0739384305

Back-of-the-box blurb:  Debut Dagger Award winner Alan Bradley introduces eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison. It is the summer of 1950—and a series of inexplicable events has struck Buckshaw, [...]

Thoughts on *A Long Stone's Throw* by Alphie McCourt (audiobook)

A Long Stone’s Throw by Alphie McCourt (unabridged audiobook)
Publisher: Hachette Audio (December 1, 2008)
ISBN-13: 978-1600245022

Back-of-the-box blurb:  Alphie McCourt was born in Limerick, Ireland, where his father’s departure left misery behind for the family. His loneliness only grew deeper and wider as each of his older brothers (Frank, Malachy and Michael) left for America; so in [...]

Symphony Space and *Selected Shorts* audiobook series

Selected Shorts, A Celebration of the Short Story: American Classics (Audio CD set)
Publisher: Symphony Space (April 1, 2010)
ISBN-13: 978-1934033128

Back-0f-the-box blurb:  Recorded live at Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City and at venues across the United States, these audio anthologies feature short stories from the Selected Shorts program that airs nationwide. More than 300,000 [...]

Audiobook Review: *Beat the Reaper* by Josh Bazell

Beat the Reaper (Audio CD) by Josh Bazell; read by Robert Petkoff
Publisher: Hachette Audio; Unabridged edition (January 7, 2009)  
ISBN-13: 978-1600244322

Back of the box blurb:  Meet Peter Brown, a young Manhattan emergency room doctor with an unusual past that is just about to catch up with him.  His morning begins with the quick disarming of a [...]