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Isaac Asimov: Foundation

Read by Scott Brick While not the first chronologically, Foundation is the first written book in the Foundation series. This is one of @bklynlibrary’s rex; I’m guessing this was suggested because of my mention of Le Guin’s Hainish Cycle. The story begins with the scandal surrounding mathematician and psychohistory scholar and researcher Hari Selden’s prediction […]

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Konno Kita: Cotton

Natsuki’s sister marries into a family and the groom’s little sister, Michiko-chan, is troublesome. She’s a first-year in high school and has some actual issues, but she also intentionally makes a nuisance or herself and makes people uncomfortable. And she likes to play the victim. After a follow up to a brief encounter, Natsuki’s family […]

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Alan Bennett: The Uncommon Reader

Read by Alan Bennett This was amongst one of the last batches of books I picked up back when the last Borders in my area closed; it has remained untouched since then–and still, because I ended up listening to it instead of reading it. As usual, I knew nothing about this and got it just because […]

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Jasper Fforde: The Eyre Affair

Read by Susan Duerden I loved it immediately. This is the 4th recommendation from @bklynlibrary and I’m 100% sure that this was a direct result of my having mentioned that Gaiman’s Anansi Boys was a favorite. Fantasy and sci-fi are effortlessly woven into a special ops story set in 1980s England. As soon as the […]

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Naomi Novik: Uprooted

Read by Julia Emelin This is 3 for 3 for my book match from @bklynlibrary. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed each one I’ve listened to so far. Uprooted was so engaging that I sacrificed precious writing time to continue listening to it. Yet another story where language is a focus, this time Polish, it seems. The story […]

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Neal Stephenson: Anathem

Read by William Dufris I don’t know how to talk about this story. It’s a long almost leisurely journey from beginning to end. Even when tensions were high, the mood was rather subdued, but not dark or dull. Before I get any further, I’m going to tell you that I liked it and I’m happy […]

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Katherine Addison: The Goblin Emperor

Read by Kyle McCarley I enjoyed this so much! It’s such a rich and complex world. Let’s see… First and foremost, this is a story about a despised half-blood who, through arguably unfortunate circumstances, becomes emperor. Certainly not a new idea, but what really is? The main thing I loved about this story is that […]

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Robin McKinley: Sunshine

Read by Laural Merlington Initially, I thought I wasn’t going to be able to get through it because Merlington’s voice kind of made me itch, but i’m glad got used to it and even came to appreciate it. Sunshine, a story I never heard of by an author I’ve never heard of and it was […]

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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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