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Audiobook Review: The Last Town by Blake Crouch

The third book in the Wayward Pines Trilogy is The Last Town. Is this novel a satisfying conclusion to this twisted tale? Read on for my thoughts, and don’t forget to check out my review of Pines and it’s sequel, Wayward.

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Audiobook Review: Wayward by Blake Crouch

I recently reviewed Pines, the first book in the Wayward Pines Trilogy. Now, let’s take a look at the second book: Wayward. Read on for my thoughts on this thriller by Blake Crouch.

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Audiobook Review: Pines by Blake Crouch

Pines by Blake Crouch is the first book in the Wayward Pines Trilogy. This series of books launched an excellent TV show on Fox a few years back that, unfortunately, only last two seasons. Nevertheless, I encourage you to watch it, as it is highly entertaining. I listened to the audiobook version of Pines, published by Brilliance Audio. Is it any good? Read on for my thoughts.

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Book Review: Five Total Strangers

Big Library Read, facilitated by OverDrive, is a reading program through your library that connects readers around the world with the same ebook at the same time without any wait lists or holds. It’s a worldwide digital book club that everyone can take part in for free. The current Big Library Read is Five Total Strangers by Natalie D. Richards. Read on for my thoughts on this book.

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Free Audiobooks

Want to listen to all 12 short stories included in Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes for free? I’ve got you covered. Below, for you listening pleasure, you’ll find all 12 of these short stories for you to enjoy whenever you like.

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Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Robert Louis Stevenson

STORY OF THE DOOR

Mr. Utterson the lawyer was a man of a rugged countenance that was never lighted by a smile; cold, scanty and embarrassed in discourse; backward in sentiment; lean, long, dusty, dreary and yet somehow lovable. At friendly meetings, and when the wine was to his taste, something eminently human beaconed from his eye; something indeed which never found its way into his talk, but which spoke not only in these silent symbols of the after-dinner face, but more often and loudly in the acts of his life. He was austere with himself; drank gin when he was alone, to mortify a taste for vintages; and though he enjoyed the theatre, had not crossed the doors of one for twenty years. But he had an approved tolerance for others; sometimes wondering, almost with envy, at the high pressure of spirits involved in their misdeeds; and in any extremity inclined to help rather than to reprove. “I incline to Cain’s heresy,” he used to say quaintly: “I let my brother go to the devil in his own way.” In this character, it was frequently his fortune to be the last reputable acquaintance and the last good influence in the lives of downgoing men. And to such as these, so long as they came about his chambers, he never marked a shade of change in his demeanour.

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Audiobook Review: Found by Harlan Coben

Found is the third entry in the Mickey Bolitar young adult series by author Harlan Coben. You can read my review of the first book here and the second book here. So, how does Found stack up to the other two novels and is it worth your time? Read on to find out.

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Murder, She Wrote: Murder on Parade

I met the late, great author Donald Bain at ThrillerFest, and I had the pleasure of interviewing him in 2013. He was a kind and gifted man, and when Donald Bain passed away in 2017 I was devastated. Thankfully, his amazing Murder, She Wrote novels live on. Around the time of the 4th of July this year, I decided to read Murder on Parade because it too takes place during the 4th of July. Is it any good? Read on for my thoughts.

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Audiobook Review: Seconds Away by Harlan Coben

I recently reviewed Shelter by Harlan Coben, the first book in the Mickey Bolitar series of young adult novels by my favorite author. Next up is Seconds Away, the second book in this series. As with the first, I opted to listen to the audiobook version. Read on for my thoughts on this novel.

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Audible Review: One Fearful Yellow Eye

One Fearful Yellow Eye, which is a strange title for a book, is about extortion. To be more specific, it’s about extorting $600,000 from a dying man. The victim of this extortion is the husband of Travis McGee’s ex-girlfriend. Set in Chicago, this mystery is a nice change of pace for the series.

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