Many consider this rich social commentary to be Jane Austen's finest novel. It is certainly among her more famous ones. Austen sets her entertaining study of manners and misconceptions against the backdrop of a class-conscious society in 18th-century England.
Hard to think that not everyone has read the book or seen the movie (get the Masterpiece series for maximum pleasure), but even if you have, this is a nice piece to revisit it. It's Jane. Jane Austin.
When an elderly local woman is found poisoned, Sheriff Walt Longmire begins an investigation that soon has him ensnared in a deadly spider's web. From Craig Johnson, author of the acclaimed novel The Cold Dish, comes this enthralling Sheriff Longmire mystery. With a distinctive literary flair, Johnson leads us into the wide open space of Absaroka County, Wyoming.
It's hard to pick a favorite among the Longmire series. They are all pretty unique in setting, tone and devices. But this is a really good one. Buy, Listen, Enjoy.
After 30 years and with three million copies in print, Michael Shaara's Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War classic, The Killer Angels, remains as vivid and powerful as the day it was originally published.
Such an amazing story that is so well-written and incredibly well-performed. It was a crucible. Cornelius Ryan's, The Longest Day, is similar, but not as much of a feat since the vets were around for Ryan to talk with. Buy, Listen, Learn, Enjoy.
Dr. Hector Carpentier leads a very quiet life, until he meets legendary police officer Vidocq, who has used his mastery of disguise and surveillance and his extensive knowledge of the Parisian underworld to capture some of the most notorious and elusive criminals.
Loved this and couldn't stop listening. So well-researched and written. Buy, read, and be amazed as the story unfolds.
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Craig Johnson's mystery stories have earned him an esteemed position in the pantheon of contemporary crime novelists. In this fourth installment, Longmire is called to investigate a dead Vietnamese girl found along the Wyoming highway.
This kind of writing is not easy-- flashback, etc. It's really, really well-done. I lived in Asia for a while and he got right. I could feel it and smell it. Seriously.
This memoir is laced with wonderful stories about the French character, particularly in the world of food, and the way of life that Julia Child embraced so wholeheartedly. Above all, she reveals the kind of spirit and determination, the sheer love of cooking, and the drive to share that with her fellow Americans that made her the extraordinary success she became.
What a fun read. Read this, then a couple of the others about Julia. She was very human and down to earth. The best kind of Americans in Paris.
Followers of the New Temple of God - all well-bred, well-heeled young women - are becoming targets for murder. With Sherlock Holmes at her side, Mary Russell plunges headlong into a dangerous investigation of life behind the sinister temple walls.
Interesting Concept, but twisted character development. Wouldn't have bought it if I'd known or seen it coming.
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Craig Johnson’s rough-and-tumble hero Walt Longmire is quickly becoming a fan-favorite and a critical success. Here Walt has his hands full as greedy land developers employ shady, violent methods to reverse their fortunes in recession-racked Wyoming.
Good story, fun read. Mr. Guidall thinks he's Walt. He's not. And he can't read women. That sounds like an unfair criticism, but I don't think so. Others do, and don't sound cloying or patronizing. Vic should give him a swift kick. But the story's very good.
Here is the behind-the-scenes story of how the United States forged its wartime alliance with Britain, told from the perspective of three key American players in London: Edward R. Murrow, Averell Harriman, and John Gilbert Winant. Drawing from a variety of primary sources, Olson skillfully depicts the dramatic personal journeys of these men who, determined to save Britain from Hitler, helped convince a cautious Franklin Roosevelt and a reluctant American public to support the British at a critical time.
So glad it was written and very glad I read it. Much to learn, still, about one of the greatest, most horrific challenges that the world faced mid-century. Buy, read, learn.
Around the time Elizabeth Gilbert turned 30, she went through an early-onslaught midlife crisis. She went through a divorce, a crushing depression, another failed love, and the eradication of everything she ever thought she was supposed to be. To recover from all this, Gilbert took a radical step. She got rid of her belongings, quit her job, and undertook a yearlong journey around the world, all alone. This is the absorbing chronicle of that year.
Not sure why I earth on bought this. Didn't think I'd like it and didn't. Guess I wondered what all the fuss was about. Not into naval gazing. If you are, you'll probably like it.