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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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The Realms of the Gods by Tamora Pierce

Miss Adventure got me reading the Protector of the Small series which takes place after the events in this series. I decided to make an effort to finish listening to this book (which I’ve had on my plate for months), the fourth book in the Immortals series.

Published: 1996

Genre: YA fantasy

Length: 347 pages

Setting: mostly the Divine Realms and a bit of Tortall, soon after the events of Emperor Mage

Summary: Short version: A final confrontation between the powers of Chaos and Order Continue reading

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Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan

I’m not sure how this book came to my attention, but it picked it up now because it was available as an audiobook and was a good length for our trip to Philadelphia.

Published: 2015

Genre: middle grade fiction with a touch of magic

Length: 587 pages

Setting: Germany, Pennsylvania, and California, late 1930s

Summary: Short version: A harmonica helps three kids overcome discrimination and find happiness Continue reading

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Apex by Mercedes Lackey

This is the third book in the Hunter series that we’re listening to as a family. We started it over the summer and finally got around to finishing it.

Published: 2017

Genre: YA fantasy

Length: 304 pages

Setting: mostly around Apex City, soon after the events of Elite

Summary: Short version: The monster-fighting ramps up to a final confrontation Continue reading

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Sandry’s Book by Tamora Pierce

This is the first book in a Tamora Pierce series I haven’t read but Miss Adventure has. She picked it to listen to on our way to a gymnastics meet in Morgantown. Between the long drive and the relatively short book, we nearly finished it on that trip.

Published: 1997

Genre: middle grade fantasy

Length: 252 pages

Setting: Emelan, a medieval fantasy world, mostly in Winding Circle within the world

Summary: Short version: Niko brings Sandry, Briar, Daja, and Tris to Winding Circle Continue reading

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