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Pint-sized Bookworm

I enjoy reading fantasy, crime and mystery thrillers, as well as historical novels.

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  • Roverandom

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By J.R.R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Derek Jacobi
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    (22)
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    (12)
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    While on holiday in 1925, four-year-old Michael Tolkien lost his beloved toy dog on the beach at Filey in Yorkshire. To console him, his father, J.R.R. Tolkien, improvised a story about Rover, a real dog who is magically transformed into a toy and is forced to seek out the wizard who wronged him in order to be returned to normal. This charming tale, peopled by a sand-sorcerer and a terrible dragon, by the king of the sea and the Man-in-the-Moon, went through several drafts over the years.

    Jefferson says: "Delightful Magic from Tolkien and Jacobi!"
    "A wonderful tale"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this audio book to anyone with young children who would like an excellent tale for a bedtime story. Let's face it most children's stories out there are pathetic. This is a brilliant story and is well written by Tolkien (originally for his own children). The narration is also well done.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Roverandom?

    When the September's tail is bitten.


    Have you listened to any of Derek Jacobi’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to his narration of Tolkien 's Father Christmas Letters and that was great as well, but can be a little slow. Derek Jacobi is an excellent narrator.


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  • The Ice Dragon

    • UNABRIDGED (48 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Maggi Meg Reed
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (141)
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    (68)
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    (70)

    The ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear, for no man had ever tamed one. When it flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate cold and frozen land. But Adara was not afraid. For Adara was a winter child, born during the worst freeze that anyone, even the Old Ones, could remember.

    Clarissa says: "Too short for the cost"
    "In the lands of Ice and Fire!"
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    The Ice Dragon is a brilliant tale that would be an ideal introduction to epic fantasy for children. Set in the same world as his Song of Ice and Fire series, The Ice Dragon tells the story of a Winter child and an Ice Dragon. Together they save their country from the advancing enemy and their dragons. Brilliant narration by Maggi Meg Reed makes the book easy to follow and listen to.

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  • River God: A Novel of Ancient Egypt

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (814)
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    (370)
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    (374)

    Ancient Egypt. Land of the Pharaohs. A kingdom built on gold. A legend shattered by greed. Now the Valley of Kings lies ravaged by war, drained of its lifeblood, as weak men inherit the cherished crown. On the eve of the festival of Osiris, the loyal subjects of the Pharaoh gather in Thebes to pay tribute to their leader.

    Exploding with all the passion and rage of a bygone time, River God is a masterpiece of historical writing.

    mjshuff says: "River God review"
    "A brilliant historical novel."
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    River God by Wilbur Smith is a story written from the point of view of Taita, an Egyptian eunuch slave. It is a tale of love, war, betrayal and some of the bloody history which made Egypt the great nation it once was. Great narration by Dick Hill helps bring the story alive.

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  • Bones Never Lie

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Katherine Borowitz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (2)
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    (2)
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    (2)

    The gripping new Temperance Brennan novel from the world-class forensic anthropologist and number-one best-selling author Kathy Reichs. Tempe is faced with the horrifying possibility that the killer who got away in Monday Mourning is back....

    Pint-sized Bookworm says: "Anique Pomereau is back!"
    "Anique Pomereau is back!"
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    A killer from Tempes past is back. Tempe is called to help on a cold case. 2 child murders and Anne Pomerleau is determined to be the killer based on DNA evidence. Tempe tracks down her sometime beau Andrew Ryan to help, who is living a self imposed exile, after the death of his daughter. What they uncover is even more horrifying then anyone could imagine. The Temperance Brennan series by Kathy Reichs is an amazing series. Katherine Borowitz delivers a brilliant performance of Bones Never Lie.

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  • Swamp Bones: A Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Katherine Borowitz
    Overall
    (72)
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    (67)
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    (67)

    Although a trip to Florida is supposed to be about rest and relaxation, there’s no such thing as a day off for Dr. Temperance Brennan. She has come to visit her friend, a dedicated ornithologist who’s researching the threat that intrusive Burmese pythons pose to indigenous bird species in the Everglades. While sorting through the stomach of an eighteen-foot specimen, they make a disturbing discovery: bones that are unmistakably human.

    Pint-sized Bookworm says: "A man eating python or is it?"
    "A man eating python or is it?"
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    Tempe Brennan is supposed to be on holiday in Florida, human remains are discovered in the stomach of a python, so I guess its swamp and snakes for Tempe. Katherine Borowitz's performance of the audio book is brilliant.

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  • Bones of the Lost

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Linda Emond
    Overall
    (11)
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    (10)
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    (11)

    The gripping new Temperance Brennan novel from the world-class forensic anthropologist and Number 1 best-selling author Kathy Reichs. The body of a teenage girl is discovered along a desolate highway on the outskirts of Charlotte. Inside her purse is the ID card of a local businessman who died in a fire months earlier. Who was the girl? And was she murdered? Dr Temperance Brennan, Forensic Anthropologist, must find the answers.

    Pint-sized Bookworm says: "Kathy Reichs the Queen of forensic thrillers!"
    "Kathy Reichs the Queen of forensic thrillers!"
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    Bones of the Lost by Kathy Reichs, features the suspicious death of an Afghani citizen. The killer is an American soldier, but did he do it in self defence or was it murder? Tempe Brennan is called on to look at the body of the dead Afghani citizen and concludes that the Soldier killed in self defence. Tempe returns home, but then gets caught up in an investigation of a human trafficking case, Afgahni girls are been smuggled into the USA. A brilliant story that was inspired by Kathy Reichs' daughter's work with victims of sexual assault and highlights the atrocities that occur as a result of human trafficking rings. Linda Emond once again delivers a great performance of the audio book.

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  • Bones in Her Pocket

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 56 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Linda Emond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (117)
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    (106)
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    (108)

    When a fly-covered canvas bag floats to the surface of North Carolina’s Mountain Island Lake, forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan is called to the scene. Animal remains? Or could this be related to bone fragments from a human male found nearby? To Tempe’s surprise, the decomposed body indicates the person was a female young adult. The profile fits the description of a missing graduate student named Edith Blankenship.

    Pint-sized Bookworm says: "A great short story"
    "A great short story"
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    Bones in Her Pocket is a great short story that leads us up to the events in Bones of the Lost. If you love dogs you might get a bit squeamish. Tempe investigates an illegal puppy mill in North Carolina after the bones she examines leads her there. A murder of an animal rights activist is investigated. Well narrated by Linda Emond.

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  • Bones Are Forever

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Linda Emond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
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    (19)
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    (19)

    A new-born baby is found wedged in a vanity cabinet in a rundown apartment near Montreal. Dr Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist to the province of Quebec, is brought in to investigate. While there, she discovers the mummified remains of two more babies within the same room. Shocked and distressed, Tempe must use all her skills and inner strength to focus on the facts.

    kiwi bookaholic says: "Solid addition to long running series"
    "One of the best in the series."
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    Bones are Forever is probably one of the best of the series featuring Tempe Brennan. It tells the story of a young woman who turns up at the hospital. The doctor thinks she has just given birth, but the woman denies it. After the doctor reports this to the police, the bodies of 3 babies are found in her place of residence. A story full of family secrets, greed, prostitution and murder. Well narrated by Linda Emond.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Flash and Bones: Temperance Brennan, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Linda Emond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
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    (19)
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    (20)

    In the run up to the biggest NASCAR race week of the year, Dr Temperance Brennan is called to a landfill site backing onto the Charlotte speedway track in North Carolina. Someone has discovered a barrel of hardened asphalt with a human hand poking through the top. With the country's press trained on Charlotte, it is up to Tempe to try to release and identify the body in the barrel.

    Pint-sized Bookworm says: "Murder, racism, nascars and Bones."
    "Murder, racism, nascars and Bones."
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    Murder, racism, Nascar and Bones are on the menu in Flash and Bones by Kathy Reichs. As Tempe investigates a John Doe found in landfill at the Nascar track, the FBI and a group of racists calling themselves the Patriot Posse become interested in the investigation. Her main lead turns up dead and a disgraced ex detective is helping Tempe with the investigation. Flash and Bones is well narrated by Linda Emond.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sword and the Flame: The Dragon King Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Stephen R. Lawhead
    • Narrated By Tim Gregory
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
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    (40)
    Story
    (43)

    Sometimes the greatest evil lies within. The Dragon King who rules the land of Mensandor is none other than Quentin, whose courage and heroism have transformed him from an orphaned servant into a war hero, respected leader, and fierce man of faith. But even the powerful can fall prey to evil. The world is turned upside-down when the dark sorcerer Nimrood—long thought dead after a battle with the previous Dragon King—returns with a fearsome plan.

    Pint-sized Bookworm says: "A brilliant conclusion"
    "A brilliant conclusion"
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    A brilliant conclusion to the Hall of the Dragon King trilogy, Stephen Lawhead' s first fantasy series. Nimrood is back, after he used his dark magic to put his soul into a raven to escape death. Now he is human and stirring up trouble in Mensandor. First he convinces the priests to turn against the Dragon King, and rouse the people against him. He kidnaps King Quentin' s son Gerin, and as a result Quentin loses his faith and his sword, which was put into his hands by the High Lord. A great book, a great series and well narrated by Tim Gregory.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mortal Remains

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Dr Temperance Brennan spends her life working amongst the decomposed, the mutilated and the skeletal. So the two-days-dead body she is called to examine holds little to surprise her. Until she discovers that the man is John Lowery, an ex-soldier who was apparently killed in Vietnam in 1968. So who is buried in Lowery's grave.The case takes Tempe to the heart of the American military, where she must examine the remains of anyone who may have had a connection to the drowned man.

    Pint-sized Bookworm says: "A great story"
    "A great story"
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    A great story once again. Mortal Remains aka Spider Bones is a brilliant addition to the Tempe Brennan series by Kathy Reichs. This time Tempe is in Hawaii with her sometime beau Andrew Ryan, her daughter Katie and Ryan's drug addict daughter Lily. She investigates the remains of a dead soldier, only John Lowry died in 1968, so how can a person die twice. Lorelei King gives another good performance of the audio book.

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