Historical Fiction audio Books
Readers: Dina Pearlman and Victor Bevine
Short Review: This sequel to Boneshaker follows Captain Croggon Hainey as he tracks and attempts to recover his airship, The Free Crow, from its captors. It also introduces Maria Isabella Boyd, a former Confederate spy turned Pinkerton, on her first assignment. It’s good, but not quite as good as Boneshaker.
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
Readers: Kate Reading and Will Wheaton
Short Review: A steampunk adventure set in an alternate-history Seattle where the Civil War just won’t end, airships abound, mad scientists run amok, volcanoes make zombies, and intricate questions about liberty and rights continually rear their heads.
Reader: Suzanne Bertish
Short Review: A beautiful book, poorly served by bad audio quality and frequent mispronunciations.
Reader: Simon Vance
Short Review: An intriguing, unusual gothic novel set in post-war England, read beautifully by Simon Vance. It’s intriguing and gorgeously written, and it asks more questions than it answers.
Reader: Anton Lesser
Short Review: The third Sally Lockhart mystery continues Pullman’s engrossing story of a young Victorian woman, expertly read by Anton Lesser. This book delves further into questions of women’s and children’s rights in Victorian Britain and also examines worker’s and immigrant’s rights and anti-semitism.
Warning! If you have not yet read The Shadow in the North, stop reading this review. There’s no way to review this book without giving spoilers for the previous book in the series.
Reader: Anton Lesser
Short Review: The slightly-less brilliant sequel to The Ruby in the Smoke, read just as brilliantly by Anton Lesser.
Reader: Anton Lesser
Short Review: A beautifully read story about a resourceful young woman who finds herself orphaned and embroiled in a deadly mystery.
Readers: Jill Tanner and Bianca Amato
Short Review: A gothic novel of intrigue about family history, fame, women, writing, truth, and secrets. It is read gorgeously by two readers who both have velvety, rich voices and lovely diction.
Reader: Virginia Leishman
Short Review: An intricate, beautiful, arguably overlong book beautifully read by a very talented narrator. This isn’t a book for everyone, but it was definitely a book for me.
Reader: Toni Morrison
Short Review: A beautiful book, but difficult to listen to at times. Dr. Morrison is a wonderful reader in small doses, but perhaps should have handed this book over to a pro to read in its entirety.
The Winter Sea
Book (Brilliance Audio on CD Unabridged)
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Definitely!2008-06-10 19:28:27 by Meloncat
I've never had a SO who liked to read anything outloud except a penthouse mag... which is fun too.. but not the same.
My tastes in books run pretty solidly in the Fantasy Genre (David Eddings and Guy Gavriel Kay being my favs) and possibly historical fiction.
Sounds pretty romantic to me though.
Do you listen to audio novels? I tried that with the Belgariad but it bothered me so much that the guy was misprounouncing everyone's name that I had to stop.
Bieber Puts Bible Publishers to Work-2011-09-19 05:35:31 by beth_m
U.S. religious publishers reap rewards with Justin Bieber and the Bible
Religious publishers in the United States are busy these days, releasing such new books as a biography of pop music phenom and devout Christian Justin Bieber entitled Belieber!: Fame, Faith and The Heart of Justin Bieber. Other tomes mix spirituality with memoir and self-help topics. New editions of the Bible have also been released recently, as well as e-books and audio book downloads by popular religious authors.
Both in dollars and units sold, the industry is back in line with its historical growth of the last decade, since the recession, said Byron Williamson, head of Worthy Publishing in Nashville, a center for religious publishing in the United States that some say is second only to New York...
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Candle in the Darkness (Refiner's Fire, Book 1)
Book (Bethany House Publishers)
I Survived #1: I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912
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Uncle Tom's Cabin