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2016 Book Queue

I’m challenging myself to forego rereading a favorite and to instead read something I haven’t read before. This is totally a no-pressure thing for me because I hate obligations, but I think I can do it, so I’m putting it out there. It seems simple enough, but I have so many books that I haven’t […]

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H.G. Wells: When the Sleeper Wakes

Read by Frederick Davidson It was interesting and I was enjoying it, not wowed, but it kept my attention for the most part. However I dropped it with about two hours to go. I was turned off by how terribly uninspired the role and life of black people were in this futuristic tale of a […]

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Ursula K. Le Guin – Books of the Hainish Cycle

Rocannon’s World [Stefan Rudnicki] Planet of Exile [Stephen Hoye and Carrington MacDuffie] City of Illusions[Stefan Rudnicki] That Rocannon’s World cover is inexcusable. These could be considered the first books of the Hainish Cycle because they were written first, but there are at least three other titles that take place before the events of Rocannon’s World. […]

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Neil Gaiman: Anansi Boys

 Read by Lenny Henry I stumbled across this and I loved it! My favorite fairy tale is Gaiman’s Stardust and this story excited me in the same way. The stories aren’t similar, just that they are both really awesome and they suck you into their world. The basic thread of the story is Fat Charlie’s […]

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P. G. Wodehouse

The only audiobooks I remember listening to prior to this round, are CS Lewis’ Mere Christianity and a David Sedaris boxset (of which five of the CDs have lived in my car’s 6 CD changer for years). With the David Sedaris collection, you’d think that it would have occurred to me that, unless it was […]

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Suzanne Collins: The Hunger Games Trilogy

Read by Carolyn McCormick Katniss’ cluelessness and stubbornness grated on my nerves, but I had to constantly remind myself that she was only 16 in that kind of world. But at the same time, she was selfish and that had nothing to do with her age. Her inability to allow people to cope with whatever […]

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