Category Archives: Reviews

Mailbox Monday

While Henry Ford may not have invented the auto, he’s the genius who figured out how to mass-produce and market it. I received a copy of Drive, by Lawrence Goldstone, narrated by Christopher Price, the background story about auto creation … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: One Breath: Freediving, Death, and the Quest to Shatter Human Limits

Here is the description from Amazon: “One Breath is a gripping and powerful exploration of the strange and fascinating sport of freediving, and of the tragic, untimely death of America’s greatest freediver. Competitive freediving – a sport built on diving … Continue reading

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AudiobookReview: The Many

This is a story about grief and loss. In a once prosperous fishing village, that is processing the grief that comes with contaminated water and the loss of livelihoods, Timothy buys a house that has been uninhabited for ten years. … Continue reading

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Review: Tangled Vines by Frances Dinkelspiel

While the original thirteen colonies were fighting for independence from England in 1779, in California, Franciscans were perfecting wine. Tangled Vines depicts the fascinating history of California’s wines. It’s bookended by the story of the worst wine arson ever: In … Continue reading

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Review: Only Her

Here is the description from Amazon: “Former SEAL sniper Cody Roberts has returned from Afghanistan with too many demons and a simple wish: to be left alone. Working for K2 Special Services, caring for the war dogs he rescued, playing … Continue reading

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Review: Frederick’s Queen

Here is the description of the Audible edition of Frederick’s Queen from Amazon: “There can be no light without darkness, no hope without despair, no love without heartache Some scars can’t be seen When the handsome Frederick Mackintosh offers to … Continue reading

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Mulligan’s Christmas Stew – Audiobook Review

Here is the description of Mulligan’s Christmas Stew from Audible: “For more than 30 years as a roving reporter, AP pecial correspondent (and legendary storyteller) Hugh Mulligan wrote witty, quirky, and sometimes poignant Christmas columns from many distant datelines. Whether … Continue reading

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Love and Other Ways of Dying — Audiobook Review

Love and Other Ways of Dying’s acclaim is well-deserved. While I listened to Michael Paterniti’s essay collection, narrated by Richard Poe, I liked that he always wrote about people he met in a dignified way. No one ever seemed objectified. … Continue reading

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The Spy’s Son: Audiobook Review

The Spy’s Son is the true story of the highest ranking CIA official ever convicted of espionage and the son he recruited to spy for the Russians. Here is the description from Amazon: “Investigative reporter and Pulitzer Prize finalist Bryan … Continue reading

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Mailbox Monday

I had some diverse non-fiction books land in my mailbox this Monday. This is the audiobook edition of one of the most unbelievable spy stories of all time. A high ranking CIA official trained his son to spy on the … Continue reading

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