Category Archives: Social Commentary

An Audio-Book Review: Going in Circles!

Around the World in Seventy-Two Days By Nellie Bly Published by Librivox.org Read by Mary Reagan   The Book: After enjoying Ten Days in a Mad House, much to my surprise, I found I was interested in reading Nellie Bly’s … Continue reading

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An Audio-Play Review: Hey, Barkeep! I’ll have a Shot of Yakov’s Elixer!

The Inspector General By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Translated by Thomas Seltzer Published by LIbrivox.org Performed by a full cast The Play: According to the translator’s note, “The Inspector General,” (or simply “The Inspector”) and other reviewers is one of the … Continue reading

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An Audio-Book Review: Seeing Things and Hearing Voices (That are Really There)

Ten Days in a Madhouse By Nellie Bly Published by Librivox.org Read by Alys AtteWater   The Book: Nellie Bly (aka Elizabeth Jane Cochraine Seaman) has always been an interesting person to me. She was a journalist who gained notoriety … Continue reading

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An Audio-Book Review: A Possible Glimpse of the Future

Anchorite By Randall Garrett Published by Librivox.org Read by Phil Chenovert   The Book: According to my on-line dictionary, an “Anchorite” is a religious hermit, one who has retired from the world. I tried to see if that applied here … Continue reading

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An Audio-Book Review: More Like the Kipper of Certainty7:01

The Salmon of Doubt By Douglass Adams Published by Recorded Books Read by Simon Jones (with the voices of Stephen Fry, Richard Dawkins and Christopher Cerf The Book: When a talented and beloved author dies, it is always a great … 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: …And Let Me Sail Among the Stars!

Trips to the Moon By Lucian of Samosata (c. 125-c. 180 CE) Translated by Thomas Franklin (1721-1784) Published by Librivox Read by Ralph Snelson   The Book: Lucian of Samosata was a Second Century satirist who was an ethnic Assyria … Continue reading

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