Tag: Audiobooks

Audiobook Review:  The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Audiobook Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Posted February 7, 2017
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. Sussex, England. A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn’t thought of Lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she’d claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse, the unremembered past comes flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to […]

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Z: The Prisoner’s Rejected Myths at the End of the Lane in 1984 – #IMWAYR

Z: The Prisoner’s Rejected Myths at the End of the Lane in 1984 – #IMWAYR

Posted February 6, 2017
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It’s Monday, What are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by The Book Date.  It’s a great way to catch up on all the literary ins-and-outs of the previous week, and see what everyone is up to.  Check out this week’s linkup! Checking in this week, it’s been a lousy week for reading.  The audiobooks have been alright, but others have gotten no love.  It’s because of the lunch break fiasco (wherein I have every intention to take a lunch break, then someone calls/IMs/comes over/emails with an urgent issue and, lol, no lunch for me!).  But instead of focusing on the bad, lets talk […]

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Audiobook Review – Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

Audiobook Review – Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

Posted February 1, 2017
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. Before F. Scott Fitzgerald was a literary darling, before he’d even begun to imagine The Great Gatsby or Benjamin Button, he was a young WWI army lieutenant who fell hard for a spirited Southern belle named Zelda Sayre. The life he and Zelda would lead together in New York, Long Island, Paris, Hollywood and the French Riviera made them legends, even in their own time. Set amidst the glamour of the Jazz Age and The Lost Generation’s vivid world abroad, ‘Z’ vividly brings Zelda and Scott’s romantic, tumultuous, extraordinary journey to life.   I’ve always been fascinated by the […]

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