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Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente

Wandering Scientist described as a cross between Douglas Adams and Eurovision so I was in, especially when I found it to listen to on Hoopla.

Published: 2018

Genre: science fiction

Length: 352 pages

Setting: near future Earth and beyond

Summary: Short version: Humans join the rest of the galaxy in competing in the Metagalactic Grand Prix Continue reading

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The Highland Witch by Susan Fletcher

Laura Wheldon recommended this audiobook in an end-of-the-year blog post. She thought it was the best audiobook she listened to last year. I’m always on the lookout for books that are great in audio. Bonus, it’s available on Hoopla, so I was able to listen to it easily.

Published: 2010

Genre: historical fiction

Length: 368 pages

Setting: Scotland, 1680s-90s

Summary: Short version: Corrag tells her life story to a preacher seeking evidence against King William Continue reading

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Herbert West: Reanimater by H.P. Lovecraft

I listened to an audio version of this short story. It was linked to by one of my blogs a decade ago, so I don’t even know if it’s still available. I picked it up to see what the author of Chthulu was like since it was free.

Published: 1922

Genre: horror audiobook

Length: 48 pages

Setting: Arkham, a fictional town in Massachusetts

Summary: Short version: Herbert West develops a formula to reanimate dead humans Continue reading

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Daja’s Book by Tamora Pierce

This is the third book in the Circle of Magic. Miss Adventure and I listened to Tris’s Book on the way to Philadelphia. This book filled our way home.

Published: 1998

Genre: middle grade fantasy

Length: 232 pages

Setting: Gold Ridge, a city in Emelan, soon after the events of Tris’s Book

Summary: Short version: Fire threatens Gold Ridge and Daja regains her Trader status Continue reading

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Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers

I was looking for a short audiobook for a trip to a gymnastics meet. This came to my attention because we saw the musical version recently. I was curious to read the source material.

Published: 1972

Genre: middle grade fiction with a touch of fantasy

Length: 154 pages

Setting: New York City, late 1960s

Summary: Short version: Annabel switches bodies with her mother for a day Continue reading

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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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