Thoughts on “Helen of Troy” by Margaret George (Audiobook)

Helen of Troy by Margaret George is one of those books I’ve been meaning to read…oh, approximately forever. It was the first of George’s weighty tomes about prominent historical figures to cross my path in used book form, so it’s where I began with her work. About the Book: Helen of Troy is just that: […]

Thoughts on “The Magician’s Assistant” by Ann Patchett (Audiobook)

After disliking both Bel Canto and State of Wonder, I’d all but given up on Ann Patchett’s novels. JoAnn suggested I try The Magician’s Assistant as a last chance, and I chose to listen to it. About the Book: It isn’t until the charismatic Parsifal, Sabine’s husband and the magician she assisted for years, dies […]

Thoughts on “The Story of Beautiful Girl” by Rachel Simon (Audiobook)

In need of an audiobook, I picked up The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon, a book whose cover I love and that I’ve seen around the blogosphere since its publication in 2011. About the Book: On a rainy night in 1968, in rural Pennsylvania, a man and a woman find their way to […]

Thoughts on “Lost on Planet China” by J. Maarten Troost (Audiobook)

I’ve had a copy of Lost on Planet China by J. Maarten Troost on my shelf for a few years now. When I discovered Simon Vance (my new favorite narrator) did the audiobook, I borrowed it from my public library. About the Book: J. Maarten Troost and his wife are ready for a change of […]

Thoughts on “The Weird Sisters” by Eleanor Brown (Audiobook)

I’d read some good reviews of The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown, so when I needed an audiobook and saw my library had this one on the shelf, I decided to give it a go for my daily commute. About the Book: Tiny Barnwell, Ohio, hometown to the three Andreas sisters, is the last place […]