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review 2017-05-02 02:28
A Fun & Very Short Peter Grant story
A Rare Book of Cunning Device - Ben Aaronovitch,Kobna Holdbrook-Smith,Audible Studios

This is an audio-only release (for now anyway) about Peter (and Toby) go looking for a poltergeist in the stacks of the basements of The British Library. Harold Postmartin was hanging out at the Folly when Peter got the case, and wouldn't let him shrug it off for awhile, so he got to do a little field-work, too.


It was fun to see Postmartin in action and learn a bit more about him. Peter and Toby were their usual entertaining selves. The Librarian (who's name I can't remember, sorry), was fun -- the tie-in with Peter's family was, nice too. The Library (in both fact-based and clearly UF ways) was an interesting place, and I can easily see the need for Peter to return there on another case.


Holdbrook-Smith is just fun to listen to, if I heard another couple of books in this series, I'd probably hear him in my head for any future Peter Grant/Rivers of London books. Top-notch stuff there.


I gripe too much about short stories being to short, so I'll try not to here. This was a complete story, but it very easily could've gone on -- in fact when the file ended, I pretty much thought that my headphones ran out of juice. It was good enough to satisfy, but not so good that I can't grumble about it being short. This was fun, and though I'm not sure how giving a story away works to earn money for a library charity, I'll trust that it does some how and hope that it meets with plenty of success.

Source: irresponsiblereader.com/2017/05/01/a-rare-book-of-cunning-device-audiobook-by-ben-aaronovitch-kobna-holdbrook-smith
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text 2017-05-01 21:01
Booklikes-opoly update
In the Dark, in the Woods - Phoebe Sparrow,Eliza Wass,Audible Studios

I finished Tomorrowland 34, for which I read In the Dark in the Woods (also known as The Creswell Plot) by Eliza Wass. My editions was 304 pages long, so I earned 3$ for this!


Bank: 42$


I'm not sure I will be able to write a review for this book, I need time to process. It was amazing, but it was also disturbing and thought-provoking. I gave it 5/5 stars.


Next book will be The Patchwork girl of Oz that I am reading for Fantasyland 7. It will be a much lighter read ;) !

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text 2017-04-27 15:57
The Age of Innocence free @Audible

 Written: Edith Wharton

Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett 

Length: 9 h 52mins

(Unabridged Audiobook)

Release Date:02-17-17

Edith Wharton became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction with this 1920 novel about Old New York society. Newland Archer is wealthy, well-bred, and engaged to the beautiful May Welland. But he finds himself drawn to May's cousin Ellen Olenska, who has been living in Europe and who has returned following a scandalous separation from her husband.

This month’s free Whispersync for Voice freebie is The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton.

As always to get the deal, first get this kindle version (for free) and then get the free audiobook here.


Happy Listening!


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text 2017-04-21 19:57
Half Price Sale for Audible US Members
The Iliad of Homer - Elizabeth Vandiver
The Crime at Black Dudley - Margery Allingham,David Thorpe
The Great Decision: Jefferson, Adams, Marshall, and the Battle for the Supreme Court - Cliff Sloan,David McKean,Peter Jay Fernandez
American Ideals: Founding a 'Republic of Virtue' - Daniel N. Robinson

I love these half price sales. It works really great for grabbing up titles that will cost less than the cost of a credit--why waste a credit if I can get it for less. So these titles have been sitting in my wish list, some of them for a few years now, waiting for the celestial confluence of half price sale and my decision that I'm ready to add that particular title to my library. Sale ends April 24, so there may be even more edition additions.


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text 2017-04-14 17:55
Reading progress update: I've read 32%.
Illuminae: The Illuminae Files, Book 1 - Olivia Taylor Dudley,Audible Studios,Jay Kristoff,Amie Kaufman,Jonathan McClain,Lincoln Hoppe

ahh..I don't like it...

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