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A Rare Book of Cunning Device by Ben Aaronovitch, read by Kobna Holdbrook Smith

Listened  May 2017 Recommended for fans of UF police detectives ★    ★    ★   ★    ★   aka “Ben’s Ode to Librarians and Their Charges,” free at Audible. A wonderful introduction to both Peter Grant and the wonders of Kobna Holdbrook-Smith’s voice … Continue reading

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The More than Complete Hitchhiker’s Guide by Douglas Adams

Listened May 2017 Recommended for fans of the absurd ★    ★    ★   ★    ★     The edition of the Guide that replaced all others in my library, it contains an introduction by Douglas Adams that adds interesting details for fans … Continue reading

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The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch. Or, Audio is Awesome!

Read January 2017 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy mixed with police procedural All the stars I know, I know: I’m always waxing enthusiastic over Kobna’s reading of this series, but the audio version of a story set in London, … Continue reading

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As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride by Cary Elwes. Or, Mostly Conceivable.

Read January 2017 Recommended for fans of Princess Bride  ★     ★     ★    Three stars? Inconceivable! –I do not think that word means what you think it means– It’s true; it is barely conceivable that one could not adore “As You … Continue reading

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A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes

Listened October 2016 Recommended for fans of dark comedy  ★     ★     ★     ★     ★   Read by Samuel Jackson, this was an absolute auditory treat, keeping me transfixed on the drive from Georgia to Kentucky. Expecting something more of … Continue reading

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Foxglove Summer, the audio version. So good!

Listened July  2016 Recommended for fans of police urban fantasy, audio  ★     ★     ★     ★     ★ Lemonade and ice. BBQ and ribs. Mac and cheese. Salt and caramel. Some things are perfect complements of flavor. Holbrook-Smith’s … Continue reading

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Broken Homes by Ben Aaronovitch. Audio enjoyment.

Listened June  2016 Recommended for fans of British humour, police procedural UF  ★     ★     ★     ★     ★  I loves it so much that this may be the reason I join Audible. Or is there another way for … Continue reading

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Listening is fun!

Who knew I could listen so well? Not me–there’s an inner monologue running most of the time and when I’ve tried audio before, I find that I will frequently lose my spot in the book because my brain will start … Continue reading

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Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronvitch, audio version

Listened May 2016 Recommended for fans of UF detectives  ★     ★     ★    ★   Thoughts on the audio version: As many people have noted, Kobna Holbrook Smith is a fabulous reader. Turns out he is an actor and … Continue reading

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Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, by Jenny Lawson or laughing on the outside

  Recommended for: people who love odd humor and can tolerate swearing Read February 2013 ★  ★  ★   1/2 Oh, Jenny. There is something so completely… extravagant  [ik-strav-uh-guhnt] Part of Speech: adjective Definition: exceeding the bounds of reason, as … Continue reading

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