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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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Audible Live: Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny

From the number one best-selling authors Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny comes a novel of unsurpassed thrills and incomparable insider expertise — State of Terror. These two prolific women took part in an Audible Live interview about their new book. You can watch the full interview below.

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Audiobook Review: Halloween

Halloween Kills, the sequel to Halloween (2018), is now in theaters and available to watch at home on Peacock. If you haven’t already done so, read (and watch) my review here. The audiobook adaptation of the novelization of Halloween Kills is now available too, as an Audible exclusive for the first 90 days. I’m currently listening to that audiobook, so, in the meantime, I’m going to share with you my review of the one that preceded it, written by John Passarella and performed by Emily Sutton-Smith.

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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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Audiobook Review: Shelter by Harlan Coben

Shelter by Harlan Coben is the author’s first foray into young adult fiction. It’s also the first of three books in the Mickey Bolitar series. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because this series focuses on the nephew of Myron Bolitar, best known as the lead protagonist in the majority of Harlan Coben’s thrillers.

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