Book Reviews

By: DesaraeV

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Book Series Review: Until the End of the World

All the stars in the sky - until the end of the world book 3 by sarah lyons fleming

I'm not typically a fan of horror, zombies, or books that mess with my emotions as broadly as this book did. That being said, all four books in this series where addictive, well written, kept me guessing, and thoroughly had me on edge in one way or another.

The author of Until the End of the World, Sarah Lyons Fleming, has a way with words that is not only unique but makes her one of the better authors I've discovered in 2015. If you choose to listen to this series instead of read it, the Audible version read by Julia Whelan is an excellent choice. She adds to the characters with her tone, pitch, and pauses.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Book Review: Arcadia Falls

Arcadia Falls by Carol Goodman

This murder mystery is a sad tale that merges real life mysteries from the past with the present. Most of the magical twists and turns are nothing more than personal secrets bottled up like a volcano and presented with beautifully written descriptors.

I enjoyed this short book. It immediately pulled me in and moves along at an even keel. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys romance novels, murder mysteries, or stories about people discovering their genealogy.

Written by: Carol Goodman

Narrated by: Jen Taylor

Friday, September 4, 2015

It's not Often I Return Books Unfinished...

Book Review: The Last Testament by David Javerbaum

Book Cover: The Last Testament by David Javerbaum

I began this book like any other, with an open mind and an eagerness to get connected with the narrator and characters. That never happened. I tried to start the book multiple times and just didn't enjoy the narrator or story line. It's a satire on religion that, for me, was hard to listen to. A narrator change might have made a big difference, but who knows. You can't win them all.

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Purchase Summary

Arcadia Falls
Written by: Carol Goodman
Narrated by: Jen Taylor

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Written by: Joe Navarro, Marvin Karlins
Narrated by: Paul Costanzo

Body Language for Dummies
Written by: Elizabeth Kuhnke
Narrated by: Kate Harper

Effective Communication Skills
Written by: The Great Courses
Narrated by: Professor Dalton Kehoe

Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills
Written by: The Great Courses
Narrated by: Professor Steven Novella

Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior
Written by: The Great Courses
Narrated by: Professor Mark Leary