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I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

I wanted to read this book after watching the Will Smith movie. My husband had listened to the book and recommended the audio book to me.

Published: 1954

Genre: post-apocalyptic science fiction

Length: 324 pages

Setting: Los Angeles, near future

Summary: Short version: The only human survivor of a vampire plague tries to survive Continue reading

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The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Our family watched the movie recently. I’ve been intrigued by the series for a while and took the movie as a push to read the book. Bonus, it was available as an audiobook.

Published: 2009

Genre: YA scifi/post-apocalyptic

Length: 384 pages

Setting: a constructed maze, near future

Summary: Short version: The boys in the Glade need to figure out how to get out of the Maze Continue reading

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Spectrum of Acceptance by Nyla Bright

This was an EscapePod episode that I loved so much, I decided to write it up.

Published: July, 2019 on EscapePod (you can either listen to or read the story at that link)

Genre: science fiction

Setting: Acceptance, a human colony on an exoplanet, future

Summary: Short version: A neurotypical immigrant from Earth doesn’t adjust well to life on Acceptance Continue reading

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The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester

I was looking for an audiobook to listen to while I work outside since I’m burning through my podcasts. This came highly recommended by the Modern Mrs. Darcy and was available.

Subtitle: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

Published: 1998

Genre: nonfiction history

Length: 242 pages

Setting: mostly England, around Oxford, 1850s-1910s

Summary: Short version: Check out the subtitle Continue reading

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Yes Please by Amy Poehler

I was looking for an audiobook and I wanted something that was enhanced by listening to rather than reading the book. I saw this book was recommended and available.

Published: 2014

Genre: nonfiction memoir

Length: 329 pages

Summary: Short version: A memoir of Amy Poehler’s life Continue reading

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Othello by William Shakespeare

This version of the play was offered as a free Sync audio book. I downloaded it just because it was Shakespeare. Since it’s summer and I’m spending more time outside working around the house, I listen to a lot more audio – both books and podcasts so I was happy for the addition.

Published: originally in 1603; this edition in 2008

Genre: play

Length: 2 hours and 38 minutes or about 110 pages

Setting: Italy, late 1500s

Summary: Short version: Iago makes Othello doubt Desdemona’s love for him Continue reading

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Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

My husband picked this up as an audiobook for the family because Peter Jackson turned it into a movie.

Published: 2001

Genre: science fiction

Length: 373 pages

Setting: a post-apocalyptic, barely recognizable future Asia

Summary: Short version: London’s attempts to gain power causes many deaths Continue reading

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