Monday, April 26, 2010

A Year in the World

A Year in the World by Frances Mayes
Unabridged audio read by the author

I love Frances Mayes books. They always take me to a quaint, beautiful out of the way places and make me feel like I've not done enough in my life.

Sunday, April 25, 2010


Kay Scarpetta #16: Scarpetta by Patricia Cornwell
Unabridged audio, 12 CDs, read by Kate Reading

I really like this series. I think they should be read in order because of the background information one would miss, but each are unique enough that they could be read singly. It has probably been a couple of years since I read a book in this series, but the books are memoriable and I have no trouble knowing who is who and how their lives intertwine. I actually did two in a row this time, reading The Book of the Dead (book #15) then going right into this one. I actually figured out who did it this time, but that did not take away from the enjoyment.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Open Season

Open Season by Linda Howard
Abridged audio - 4CDs

Rarely have I laughed so hard at a book that I almost have to pull over on the side of the road. Mousey little 34 year old librarian (of course, she would have to be a librarian :s), Daisy, decides to change her appearance and her life. While sitting in the parking lot of the local honky tonk, Daisy witnesses something she shouldn't see, but really doesn't realize what she saw and goes about life as usual. Meanwhile, people follow her around plotting her death and the local police chief has his hands full trying to keep her safe.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Gathering Storm

Wheel of Time #12: The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
Unabridged audio, 26 CDs read by Kate Reading and Michael Kramer

A lot has been written about this latest installment in the Wheel of Time series. The transition from Robert Jordan writting his own books to Brandon Sanderson writting from his notes and outlines was an easy one for me. I don't think I've ever really "read" these books. I've always listened to them on audio. The decision to continue using the two outstanding narrators had me go from one book to the next with no problem at all.

I made myself wait until the book was definitely going to be released and then began at the first, listening to "New Spring", then "Eye of the World", then on through all 11 others before opening the box for "Gathering Storm". I have to say, I have listened to this series in it's entirety at least 3 times. I enjoyed it as much this time as I did the first time, the second time, the third time I listened to it. This is really an outstanding story. I can't wait for the next book. Please Brandon, don't make me wait very long!