Category Archives: Historical Fiction

An Audio-Book Review: Seasoned with a Special Wolfsbane Sauce

Monk’s Hood The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael Book 3 By Ellis Peters Published by Recorded Books Read by Patrick Tull   The Book: While this series is classified as “Murder Mystery,” I find it interesting that it seems to spend … Continue reading

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An Audio-Book Review: They Ran Afoul of the One Guy Who Could Count…

One Corpse Too Many The Second Chronicle of Brother Cadfael By Ellis Peters Published by Recorded Books Read by Patrick Tull The Book: Regular readers of this blog know I have reviewed several audiobooks related to the current political situation … Continue reading

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An Audio-Book Review: How Topical: a Political Rebellion

Catalina’s Riddle By Steven Saylor Published by Blackstone Audio Read by Scott Harrison The Book: Once upon a time there was a politician. He was hated by his enemies and beloved by the trod-on masses who followed him even though, … Continue reading

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An Audio-Book Review: A Study of Roman Hysteria

Roma By Steven Saylor Published by Books on Tape Read by John Lee The Book: I first became aware of Mister Saylor when I read A Murder on the Appian Way, one of his murder mysteries set in late Republican … Continue reading

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An AudioBook Review: Listening to Bad Books So You Won’t Have To!

Last Days of Pompeii By Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton Published by Librivox Read by Ric F, Becky Cook, Rachel Triska, Ann Boulais, Christine Blachford, Ruth Golding, TriciaG, BenW, Amy Benton, Iskander Shafikov, Kristine Bekere and Philippa The Book: Sometimes I have … Continue reading

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An Audiobook Review: A Story Thousands of Years in the Making…

The Source By James A. Michener Unabridged edition Published by Random House, Inc. Read by Larry A. McKeever The Book: Here’s another book I read for the first time in high school. This book single-handedly got me interested in archaeology. … Continue reading

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An Audiobook Review: A Royal Confusion.

  The Prince and the Pauper By Mark Twain Published by Recorded Books, Inc. Read by Norman Dietz The Story: This is one of those stories I thought I knew. I’ve seen several movie adaptations. It may not have been … Continue reading

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