Category Archives: Audiobook

Applause for Get Well Soon

Get Well Soon by Jennifer Wright

Genre: Nonfiction Publication Date: 7 February 2017 Source: Mine. All mine. Synopsis from the Publisher: “A witty, irreverent tour of history’s worst plagues―from the Antonine Plague, to leprosy, to polio―and a celebration of the heroes who fought them In 1518, in a small town in Alsace, Frau Troffea began dancing and didn’t stop. She danced until she was…

All hail Notorious RBG

Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon andShana Knizhnik

Genre: Nonfiction Publication Date: 27 October 2015 Source: Mine. All mine. Synopsis from the Publisher: “Nearly a half-century into being a feminist and legal pioneer, something funny happened to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: the octogenarian won the internet. Across America, people who weren’t even born when Ginsburg made her name are tattooing themselves with her face,…

Icky, yucky, fascinating Wicked Bugs

Wicked Bugs by Amy Stewart

Genre: Nonfiction Publication Date: 23 May 2011 Source: Mine. All mine. Synopsis from the Publisher: “In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world, Amy Stewart has tracked down over one hundred of our worst entomological foes—creatures that infest, infect, and generally wreak havoc on human affairs. From the world’s most…

Get your geek on with Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Genre: Nonfiction Publication Date: 2 May 2017 Source: Mine. All mine. Synopsis from the Publisher: “What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There’s no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and bestselling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of…

Molly and Amanda + Fangs for the Memories = LOVE

Fangs for the Memories by Molly Harper

Genre: Paranormal Romance Publication Date: 2 November 2015 Source: Mine. All mine. Synopsis from the Publisher: “Half-Moon Hollow’s supernatural social event of the season—Zeb’s Titanic-themed werewolf wedding—is coming up, and Dick Cheney (not that Dick Cheney!) needs a date. But Andrea’s had enough of clever, handsome, and rakish to last a lifetime, and Dick Cheney is certainly not…

End of Watch is a welcome end

End of Watch by Stephen King

Genre: Suspense & Thriller Publication Date: 7 June 2016 Source: Mine. All mine. Synopsis from the Publisher: “In Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, something has awakened. Something evil. Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of the Mercedes Massacre, where eight people were killed and many more were badly injured, has been in the clinic for five…

Manners & Mutiny gives new meaning to the phrase sugar and spice

Manners & Mutiny by Gail Carriger

Genre: Young Adult; Science Fiction Publication Date: 3 November 2015 Source: Mine. All mine. Synopsis from the Publisher: “When the dastardly Pickleman plot that has been building through the series comes to fruition, only Sophronia can save her friends, her school, and all of London. What will become of our proper young heroine when she puts her training…

Not Shrill but awesome

Shrill by Lindy West

Genre: Memoir Publication Date: 17 May 2016 Source: Audible Synopsis from the Publisher: “Coming of age in a culture that demands women be as small, quiet, and compliant as possible–like a porcelain dove that will also have sex with you–writer and humorist Lindy West quickly discovered that she was anything but. From a painfully shy childhood in which…

The Book of Strange New Things is not for me

The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber

Genre: Science Fiction; Literary Fiction Publication Date: 28 October 2014 Source: Purchased Synopsis from the Publisher: “It begins with Peter, a devoted man of faith, as he is called to the mission of a lifetime, one that takes him galaxies away from his wife, Bea. Peter becomes immersed in the mysteries of an astonishing new environment, overseen by…

Audiobook Review – Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance

Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance

Title: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis Author: J. D. Vance Narrator: J. D. Vance ISBN: 9780062477521 Audiobook Length: 6 hours, 49 minutes Genre: Nonfiction Origins: Mine. All mine. Release Date: 28 June 2016 Synopsis: “Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white…