Monthly Archives: November 2012

An Audio-Book Review: This is the World of Commander McBragg!

Commentaries : On the Gallic War and On the Civil War By Gaius Julius Caesar Translated by Rex Warner Published by Audio Connoisseur (includes “Gaius Julius Caesar: a Brief Biography” by Henry Stewart Jones) Read by Charlton Griffin The Texts: … Continue reading

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An Audio-Book Review: Trees! Why Did it Have to be Trees?

The Long Earth By Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter Published by Harper Audio Read by Michael Fenton-Stevens The Story: Sometimes collaborations can bring out the best of two authors and result in a product that really shines, and sometimes not … Continue reading

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An Audio-Book Review: Fear and Loathing in Pagford

The Casual Vacancy Published by Hatchette Audio By J. K. Rowling Read by Tom Hollander The Story:   When I first heard that J. K. Rowling was writing a book for adults I was interested. Even when I heard that … Continue reading

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An Election Day Observation

I saw something this morning I have never seen before. A line at my polling place in Westport, Massachusetts. Normally the entranceway looks like this: and that’s generally my view on the way out of the gymnasium I vote in. … Continue reading

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An Audio-Book Review –If You Can’t Read Their Minds, Kill Them with Extreme Prejudice.

The Greg Mandel Trilogy Mindstar Rising A Quantum Murder The Nano Flower By Peter F. Hamilton Unabridged recording  published by Audible Frontiers Read by Toby Longworth The Stories: Now, before I say anything else, let me recognize that these books … Continue reading

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