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Crusader’s Cross

by James Lee Burke; narrated by Will Patton Crusader’s Cross is another Dave Robichaux novel, the one before Tin Roof Blowdown, I believe. It’s only the second of the series I’ve read, but delightful still. The novel focuses on two cases: the 30-year-old disappearance of Dave’s brother’s hooker girlfriend and a series of murders occurring […]

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by Neal Stephenson; narrated byWilliam Dufris One might suggest that Stephenson’s last work, the aptly titled “Baroque Saga” went too far into the eriudite and too far from its narrative. The same complaint might be made of Anathem, with its extended conversations about different philosophical ideas and understanding of the relationship between space, physics, and […]

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Audio Book survey

Once a month or so, I wander through the audio book section of the library and pull a few books to bring home, rip for later reading, and return. Because of a couple LONG books (Martin Chuzzlewit took me three months to get through, I read one other book, then I dove into Anathem), I’ve […]

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Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, primary and secondary phases

By Douglas Adams; Narrated by a cast at the BBC I’ve heard that among fans of The Hitchhiker’s Guide, there has been a longstanding argument about whether the novel or the original BBC radio drama is the definitive version of the book. Frankly, I don’t care. That said, I enjoyed the BBC drama very much. […]

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The Chuzz

The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens; narrated by Debra Lynn for Librivox I haven’t read a ton of Dickens in my day, but the humorous title and description of this book made it a good one to dive into. It was a long one, though. The audiobook was divided into 75 […]

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Allan Quartermain

by H. Rider Haggard; narrated by John Nicholson for Librivox Haggard continues the adventures of Allan Quartermain with this sojurn into the heart of Africa to find a mythical white race hidden beyond the civilized world.  Much like his last story, there’s plenty of fighting, romance, and excitement.  But don’t forget Imperial racism and Eurocentrism.  […]

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Voices of Our Time

Collected Radio Interviews by Studs Turkel A delightful collection with lots of bits of wisdom and heart.  I enjoyed it immensely.  Nearly every interview had pieces I would have liked to share, so I just grabbed things from the first three interviews. 1. Pete Seeger on folk songs, which sounds to me like a discussion […]

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Another week, another 15 albums

2: Creedence Clearwater Revival: I have the “best of” two disc set, which is really all a casual fan needs. I have fond memories of the basement of Marian’s house (my babysitter until I was eight or so), singing or listening to “Down on the corner.” Also, I heard somewhere that the lead singer of […]

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