Entries in Fiction (14)
The Sky is Everywhere, by Jandy Nelson, read by Julia Whelan. Unabridged (7 hrs, 15 min) Brilliance Audio, 2009.
Unaccustomed Earth, by Jhumpa Lahiri, read by Sarita Choudhury and Ajay Naidu. Unabridged (10 hrs) Random House Audio, 2008.
Exploring the secrets and complexities lying at the heart of family life and relationships, a collection of eight stories includes the title work, about a young mother in a new city whose father tends her garden while hiding a secret love affair. READ REVIEW FROM I'M BOOKING IT
The Unnamed, written and read by Joshua Ferris. Unabridged (8 hrs 46 min) Hachette Audio, 2010. Reviewed in Bermudaonion's Weblog.
Tim Farnsworth is a handsome, healthy man, aging with the grace of a matinee idol. His wife Jane still loves him, and for all its quiet trials, their marriage is still stronger than most. Then one day he stands up and walks out. And keeps walking. READ REVIEW
Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann, read by multiple narrators. Unabridged (15 hrs, 16 min) Recorded Books, 2009. Reviewed in You've Gotta Read This!
This novel follows the fortunes of a menagerie of New Yorkers through a day in 1974--the day of Philippe Petit's deathdefying tightrope walk between the newly built Twin Towers. READ REVIEW
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, by Beth Hoffman, read by Jenia Lamia. Unabridged (10 hrs) Penguin Audio, 2010. Reviewed in the Star Telegram.
Relegated to the care of an eccentric great-aunt after her mentally unbalanced mother's accidental death, twelve-year-old CeeCee is quickly surrounded by the strong women and cultural elements of her new Savannah community. READ REVIEW
American Rust, by Philippe Meyer, narrated by Tom Stechschuite. Unabridged (13 hrs) Recorded Books, 2009. Reviewed in Between the Covers. Read Review
Twenty-year-old Isaac feels trapped by circumstance after his mother's suicide and his genius older sister's departure to Yale. His best and only friend Poe is a high school football hero who made some bad choices and is going nowhere fast. When Isaac resolves to leave town for good, Poe walks with him for a while down the tracks before a sudden downpour forces them to seek refuge in a vacant factory. In that dark place, a series of harrowing events is set in motion, beginning with an act of self-defense that will change their lives forever.
The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, read by Christopher Evan Welch. Unabridged (7 hrs) Harper Audio, 2008. Reviewed in Random Musings and Whimsical Adventures of the Magica Goldens. Read Review
A tale told through the eyes of a dog named Enzo, a loyal companion of race-car driver Danny Swift. Enzo, an unswerving friend throughout Swift's many downward spirals, acquires as much wisdom as possible because in his next life he hopes to return as a human.
Skeletons at the Feast, by Christopher A. Bohjalian, read by Mark Bramhall. Unabridged (12 hrs) Random House Audio, 2008. Reviewed in Beth Fish Reads. Read Review.
In January 1945 , a small group of people attempt to cross the remnants of the Third Reich, from Warsaw to the Rhine, to reach the British and American lines.
Still Summer, by Jacquelyn Mitchard, read by Kirsten Potter. Unabridged (10 hrs) Books on Tape, 2007. Reviewed in Jo-Jo Loves to Read. Read Review
Three women who were friends in high school go on a sailboat crossing in the Caribbean when a small mistake leads to a desperate fight for survival.
A Friend of the Family, by Lauren Grodstein, read by Rick Adamson. Unabridged (9 hr 15 min) Highbridge Audio, 2009. Reviewed in Burj Review. Read Review
After his best friend's daughter, Laura, sets her sights on his son, Alec, Pete Dizinoff sees his plans for a perfect son not just unraveling but being destroyed completely and sets out to derail the romance.