“Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” by Michael Wolff ★★★

Audio narrated by Holter Graham If the author is to be believed, then this is an insider look at the first nine months of the Trump presidency. Michael Wolff claims to have been given full access to the White House during his tenure there. His method of writing includes dialogue between people, which is created … Continue reading “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” by Michael Wolff ★★★

“Sugar Pine Trail” by RaeAnne Thayne #7 Haven Point series ★★★1/2

Spinster librarian, Julia Winston, takes in two young boys (5 and 8) who have been hiding out in her library after discovering they have been raising themselves in an abandoned home in the middle of winter. As the authorities search for their missing mom, Julia offers to serve as a temporary foster parent. With the … Continue reading “Sugar Pine Trail” by RaeAnne Thayne #7 Haven Point series ★★★1/2

“Hardcore Twenty-Four” by Janet Evanovich, #24 Stephanie Plum series ★★★1/2

"Zombies" take over Trenton, New Jersey and bodies are piling up sans their brains. I'm thinking this is a metaphor for the empty cranial cavity used to continue writing this series. This installment contains action with Morelli AND Ranger; Diesel also shows up in this one (for no real good reason). I think Morelli and … Continue reading “Hardcore Twenty-Four” by Janet Evanovich, #24 Stephanie Plum series ★★★1/2

“You Can’t Spell America Without ME: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year as President Donald J. Trump (a So-Called Parody)” by Alec Baldwin, Kurt Anderson ★★★

Somewhat funny parody of a not-so-funny reality TV showman political figure. The "joke" gets tired very quickly, partly due to the fact that it seems legit, secondly due to the fact that humor like this should really be relegated to short sketches, not several hours of continuous listening. It does, however, give a decent overall rundown of … Continue reading “You Can’t Spell America Without ME: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year as President Donald J. Trump (a So-Called Parody)” by Alec Baldwin, Kurt Anderson ★★★

“The Promise in a Kiss” by Stephanie Laurens, #.5 Bar Cynster series ★★★1/2

Sebastian (5th Duke of St. Ives) & Helena Rebecce de Stansion Comtesse d'Lisle This is a romance between two intelligent, independent, and adventurous people who are made from the same cloth. They discover that they need each other and give to each other in equal measure but in different ways. Their emotions are shared more … Continue reading “The Promise in a Kiss” by Stephanie Laurens, #.5 Bar Cynster series ★★★1/2

“A Snow Country Christmas” by Linda Lael Miller (#4 The Carsons of Mustang Creek) ★★★1/2

Movie producer, Mick Branson, comes back to Mustang Creek, Wyoming to surprise his friend, Slater Carson, with an early televised release of a documentary Slater filmed about his home state. Mick also has a secondary reason for returning to his favorite vacation destination: Raine McCall, an independent and unique graphic artist, who also happens to … Continue reading “A Snow Country Christmas” by Linda Lael Miller (#4 The Carsons of Mustang Creek) ★★★1/2

“Hitched” by Kendall Ryan, #1 Imperfect Love (novella series) ★★1/2

Audio narrated by Ava Erickson & Teddy Hamilton 2-1/2* A story about a couple of high-powered professionals who are given the opportunity to take over the operation of their fathers' corporation, valued at over $150 billion. The one clause that trips them up is the stipulation that they have to get married first (to each … Continue reading “Hitched” by Kendall Ryan, #1 Imperfect Love (novella series) ★★1/2

“Come Away With Me” by Kristen Proby #1 With Me in Seattle ★★1/2

    Come Away With Me #1 With Me in Seattle Audio narrated by Jennifer Mack & Eric Michael Summerer 2-1/2* Seattle photographer, Natalie Conner, is taking early-morning pictures on Alki Beach when a man angrily demands she hand over her camera. While she thinks she is being mugged, in actuality the man is a … Continue reading “Come Away With Me” by Kristen Proby #1 With Me in Seattle ★★1/2

“Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates ★★★★

[This review was originally written in April 2016.] Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates Audio narrated by the author The author writes a letter to his 15yo son about what it means to be a black American, the way our nation's history has been twisted and rewritten to serve the purpose of making … Continue reading “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates ★★★★

“Luckiest Girl Alive” by Jessica Knoll ★★★

Audio narrated by Madeline Maby. A driven and seemingly successful young woman seems to have it all: a handsome and wealthy fiance who loves her, a great job in New York City, and deep pockets available for planning her upcoming wedding. Her inner dialogue and behavior toward others, however, shows how superficial she really is. … Continue reading “Luckiest Girl Alive” by Jessica Knoll ★★★