Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥’ Category

The Girl Who Played with Fire ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Simon Vance
18:38

The Girl Who Played with Fire, shifts focus from journalist, Mikhail Blomkvist, onto the socially awkward computer hacker Lisbeth Salander.  Lisbeth becomes entangled in an investigation into sex trafficking, murder, and establishment corruption.  An expert hacker and mathematics-obsessive she is difficult, psychologically traumatised, and capable of extreme violence as she confronts her former attacker and guardian, the police and her father.

Read Full Post »

The Secret History ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Donna Tartt
22:8

Bunny is dead. Richard along with his Greek Studies classmates are responsible for the murder Bunny only to cover up another shameful secret .  Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their lives are changed profoundly and forever, and they discover how hard it can be to truly live and how easy it is to kill.

Read Full Post »

Mockingjay   ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Carolyn McCormick
11 hrs 43 mins

Katniss has survived her ordeal at the Quarter Quell, and she and her family are safe in District 13. Gale is there as well, but Peeta is being held at the Capitol as President Snow’s very special prisoner. Events move quickly, but realization unfolds slowly as Katniss learns that she has been a pawn in more ways than she ever supposed and that her role as the face of the revolution is one with unanticipated consequences, including a climbing death toll for which she holds herself personally responsible. -Booklist

Read Full Post »

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Simon Vance
13 discs

The disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden, gnaws at her octogenarian uncle, Henrik Vanger. He is determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder. He hires crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist, recently at the wrong end of a libel case, to get to the bottom of Harriet’s disappearance. Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old, pierced tattooed genius hacker, possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age and a terrifying capacity for ruthlessness, assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, an astonishing corruption at the highest echelon of Swedish industrialism and a surprising connection between themselves.

Note:  While this is an incredible story with the perfect ending, yet I found the violence wholly chilling and beyond what I normally manage.   However, the passages containing violence are pivotal to the character’s background and methodology.

Read Full Post »

The Wisdom of History ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by J. Rufus Fears

18 discs

Professor J. Rufus Fears believes not only can we learn from history—we must. In this course, he draws on decades of experience as a world-renowned scholar and classical historian to examine the patterns of history. Ignoring them, by choice or because we’ve never learned to see them, is to risk becoming their prisoner, doomed to repeat the mistakes that have toppled leaders, nations, and empires throughout time.


Read Full Post »

Day After Night ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Dagmara Dominczyk
7 discs

Four young women haunted by unspeakable memories and losses, afraid to begin to hope, find salvation in the bonds of friendship and shared experience even as they confront the challenge of re-creating themselves in a strange new country. Based on the extraordinary true story of the October 1945 rescue of more than two hundred Jewish prisoners from the Atlit internment camp outside Haifa.

Read Full Post »

Wolf Hall ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Simon Slater
18 discs

With no male heir, the infamous Henry VIII wants to annul his 20-year marriage to Queen Catherine in favor of a marriage to Anne Boleyn. When Cardinal Wolsey fails to convince the Catholic Church to follow his king’s ideas, he falls out of favor. In steps Thomas Cromwell–a blacksmith’s son who has seen his share of hardship. When he is able to give the king his heart’s desire, he finds himself in a powerful position. But his new role is a dangerous one with the volatile king.

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »