The Sandman Audible Audiobook – Original recording – Neil Gaiman (Author, Narrator), Riz Ahmed (Narrator), Kat Dennings (Narrator), Taron Egerton (Narrator), & 7 more – 19.10.20

I’m a big fan of Neil Gaiman novels, and have read them all, but I’d never read The Sandman, because I kind of dismissed it as being a graphic novel, and therefore not much to it (!) Well, I was clearly wrong, as this Audible original production of The Sandman is a rich and satisfyingContinue reading “The Sandman Audible Audiobook – Original recording – Neil Gaiman (Author, Narrator), Riz Ahmed (Narrator), Kat Dennings (Narrator), Taron Egerton (Narrator), & 7 more – 19.10.20”

Mostly Hero – Anna Burns – 16.10.20

I’m not usually a fan of short stories, but I bought and read this for two reasons. Firstly, Anna Burns Novel, Milkman was my stand out read of 2019 – I absolutely loved it, and secondly, I was a third of the way through reading Underland by Robert Macfarlane, which is a very interesting andContinue reading “Mostly Hero – Anna Burns – 16.10.20”

The Binding – Bridget Collins (AUDIOBOOK) – 08.10.20

Hmmm, I’ll start with the positive – I thought Carl Prekopp’s narration of this novel was fabulous – I loved his soft northern accent and I thought his interpretation of the prose was spot on – like he was personally feeling the story – his soft quiet voice lent so much meaning and emotion toContinue reading “The Binding – Bridget Collins (AUDIOBOOK) – 08.10.20”

Apeirogon – Colum McCann (AUDIOBOOK) – 02.10.20

I have been mesmerised by this novel for days – narrated by the author, who at first seemed to me to be somewhat jilted and strangely flat in his narration, but who actually drew me in until I was hanging on every word, I feel emotionally wrought, enriched and changed by the experience. It’s likeContinue reading “Apeirogon – Colum McCann (AUDIOBOOK) – 02.10.20”

Strange Practice: A Dr Greta Helsing Novel – Vivian Shaw – 01.10.20

This book was a lot of fun to read, just my cup of tea! For fans of Sarah Painter’s Crow Investigations series, or Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London books, it’s set within the supernatural sub-community of modern day London. This time, instead of a detective, the main protagonist is a doctor who specialises in treatingContinue reading “Strange Practice: A Dr Greta Helsing Novel – Vivian Shaw – 01.10.20”

American Dirt – Jeanine Cummings – (BOOKGROUP) – 27.09.20

This was the novel chosen by my book group for our next (zoom) meeting, and I probably wouldn’t have read it otherwise. It’s about a mother, Lydia, trying to escape from violent drug cartels in Mexico with her young son, Luca, after every other member of her family was brutally murdered. The positive I tookContinue reading “American Dirt – Jeanine Cummings – (BOOKGROUP) – 27.09.20”

Troubled Blood (Cormoran Strike 5) – Robert Galbraith (AUDIOBOOK) – 25.09.20

I just watched all the BBC adaptations of the previous Cormoran Strike novels, which I very much enjoyed and I couldn’t wait to get this new installment. I bought it as an audiobook, as this was the cheapest way for me to get it (using my monthly credit) and it was a long listen, overContinue reading “Troubled Blood (Cormoran Strike 5) – Robert Galbraith (AUDIOBOOK) – 25.09.20”

Why We Eat (Too Much): The New Science of Appetite – Andrew Jenkinson – 15.09.20

This book was the Kindle 99p deal one day, so I bought it, as I’m struggling to maintain my weight loss and it seemed to be a fairly rigorous scientific approach to obesity by a doctor who is an experienced obesity surgeon. The author himself admits that the title is a little misleading, as theContinue reading “Why We Eat (Too Much): The New Science of Appetite – Andrew Jenkinson – 15.09.20”

The Thursday Murder Club – Richard Osman – (AUDIOBOOK) – 15.09.20

I was pretty excited waiting for this book to come out, I pre-ordered it as an audiobook as this worked out as the cheapest way for me to buy it. I like Richard Osman, he seems like a nice and intelligent chap, and I guess I was expecting a more cerebral book than The ThursdayContinue reading “The Thursday Murder Club – Richard Osman – (AUDIOBOOK) – 15.09.20”

Drive Your Plow over the Bones of the Dead – Olga Tokarczuk and Antonia Lloyd-Jones – 13.09.20

I found this book strangely atmospheric and very readable. Written in Polish by Olga Tokarczuk and translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones, it’s the story of an older woman, Janina, who is one of only a small number of people who live all year round in what is normally a Summer cabin in a forested region nearContinue reading “Drive Your Plow over the Bones of the Dead – Olga Tokarczuk and Antonia Lloyd-Jones – 13.09.20”