Crusader series by Kathryn LeVeque, Audio narrated by Brian J. Gill ★★★1/2

The Crusader (#1); and Kingdom Come (#2) This is a general overview of the prequel, The Crusader, and the second book, Kingdom Come. A modern-day archaeologist, Rory Cosgrove, uncovers an incredibly well-preserved knight, Sir Kieran Hage, a friend of, and loyal to, King Richard the Lionheart from the Third Crusade. She becomes obsessed with him after … Continue reading Crusader series by Kathryn LeVeque, Audio narrated by Brian J. Gill ★★★1/2

“American Gods” by Neil Gaiman ★★★★1/2

American Gods by Neil Gaiman Random House Audio 10-year Anniversary Edition Author's Preferred Text with Full Cast Narration (Excellent!!) I've got to say that I really loved this book. So much so that as soon as I finished, I started it up again. I read it twice this month! The first time through gave me the whole … Continue reading “American Gods” by Neil Gaiman ★★★★1/2

“The Madman’s Daughter” by Megan Shepherd ★★★★

The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd #1 The Madman's Daughter Trilogy Audio narrated by Lucy Raynor 4* setting: 1895, London & an unnamed tropical island somewhere off the coast of Australia My, oh my, oh my. (Picture me rubbing my hands together in glee.) I just happened across this novel while searching for the word … Continue reading “The Madman’s Daughter” by Megan Shepherd ★★★★

“The Maze Runner” (#1 Maze Runner) by James Dashner ★★★

Fairly good premise for a dystopian YA novel.  A group of teenage boys in a dangerous world full of creatures called Grievers that kill anyone who is caught outside of the boys' home base ("The Glade") after the immense walls close up at night.  Each kid is given a different job in the Glade (gardening, … Continue reading “The Maze Runner” (#1 Maze Runner) by James Dashner ★★★

“Flight” by Sherman Alexie ★★★★

Narrated in first person by "Zits," a 15yo half-Irish, half- American Indian boy, we are able to see into the mind of a Native American kid who was abandoned by his father at birth, and then orphaned by cancer when his mother died when he was six.  He desperately feels the loss of both.  He's … Continue reading “Flight” by Sherman Alexie ★★★★

“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams ★★★★

This is a fun, quirky, sci-fi comedy bit of silliness. It focuses on Arthur Dent, a 30yo also-ran kind of guy just plugging away day to day. His West Country home is going to be bulldozed in order to make room for an expressway. As he is lying in the mud in front of the … Continue reading “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams ★★★★

“There Will Come Soft Rains” by Ray Bradbury ★★★★★

Short Story by Ray Bradbury Originally published in 1950 in The Martian Chronicles Disturbing tale of what remains after a nuclear blast in 2026.  The McClellan home in Allendale, California is the last remaining building standing.  It continues functioning normally in a futuristic fashion even though the family who lived there is no longer present. … Continue reading “There Will Come Soft Rains” by Ray Bradbury ★★★★★