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The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

The Tao of Pooh starts with a description of the vinegar tasters, which is an actual painting portraying the three great eastern thinkers, Confucius, the Buddha, and Laozi over a vat of vinegar. Each tasting the vinegar of “life,” Confucius finds it sour, the Buddha finds it bitter, but Laozi, the traditional founder of Taoism, […]

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The Cold Commands by Richard K.Morgan

With The Steel Remains, award-winning science fiction writer Richard K.
Morgan turned his talents to sword and sorcery. The result: a genre-busting
masterwork hailed as a milestone in contemporary epic fantasy. Now Morgan
continues the riveting saga of Ringil Eskiath—Gil, for short—a peerless warrior
whose love for other men has made him an outcast and pariah.

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The Good Thief’s Guide to Vegas by Chris Ewan

From Publishers Weekly: Charlie Howard, the self-mocking narrator of Ewan’s Good Thief Guide series who’s both a mystery writer and smallscale thief, once again shows he’s not terribly good at either in his diverting third outing (after 2008’s The Good Thief’s Guide to Paris). Set largely in the fictional Fifty-Fifty hotel and casino in Las Vegas, […]

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Portrait of a Spy by Daniel Silva

For Gabriel and his beautiful Venetian-born wife, Chiara, a pleasant weekend in London turns deadly when the newly retired operative spots a man exhibiting traits common to suicide bombers. But before Gabriel can prevent the attack, he is knocked to the pavement and can only watch as a scene from his nightmares unfolds.
Haunted by his failure to stop the massacre of innocents, Gabriel returns to his isolated cottage on the cliffs of Cornwall, until a summons brings him to Washington and he is drawn into a confrontation with the new face of global terror.

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The King’s Speech by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi

This stellar audio production of the book that preceded the Oscar-winning film THE KING’S SPEECH is a must-listen for historians, gossips, royalists, colonialists, and everyone else. The audio begins with something the book can’t offer—a recording of King George VI’s actual wartime speech.

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Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby is closely modelled on the 18h-century novels that Charles Dickens loved as a child, such as Robinson Crusoe, in which the fortunes of a hero shape the plot

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The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson

From AudioFile Magazine: Simon Vance and Stieg Larsson are to blame for an exhausting 10 days in which I spent every spare daytime moment and most of each night listening to Lisbeth Salander outwit Swedish bad guys. Though I am groggy, I am grateful. This is a terrific finale to the worldwide bestselling Swedish series […]

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Paul is Undead by Alan Goldsher

Recorded May 2010 for release in June 2010 – Blackstone Audio From the publisher: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IT’S TIME TO REALLY MEET THE BEATLES.For John Lennon, a young, idealistic zombie guitarist with dreams of global domination, Liverpool seems the ideal place to form a band that could take over the world. In an inspired act, […]

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Audies History

Below, on this page and the next, are all the Audie nominations and finalists I have read since 2002. If you want to go straight to particular years you can page down or go back to the drop down menu above and click on the individual years….

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2010 Audies – May 25th NYC

While there are four books listed here I suppose I should, more honestly, have put “two and two bits”! I read one of The Canterbury Tales (The Clerk) and the preamble or introduction to The Turn of the Screw. Kushiel’s Scion and The Midnight Charter are both solo narrations… keeping my fingers crossed.

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