Books I Have Read (or Listened to)


Books that I have read listed by the most recent at top:

(Please note that the star ratings given are entirely my own opinion.)


  1. An Irish Country Girl, by Patrick Taylor, Audiobook read by Terry Donnelly, 2010, Midwest Tape, LLC, Holland, OH 2 stars My Review
  2. Washington Square, by Henry James, originally published in 1880 as a magazine serial, Audiobook read by Lorna Raver, 2008, Tantor Media, Inc.4 stars My Review
  3. The Private Patient, by P.D. James Unabridged CD Audiobook (An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery) Audio CD, 2008, read by Rosalyn Landor 3 stars My Review
  4. Killing Patton, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, 2014, Henry Holt & Company, LLC, New York 2 stars My Review
  5. A Blaze of Glory: A Novel of the Battle of Shiloh, by Jeff Shaara, Audiobook, 2012, Narrated by Paul Michael, Random House Audio 4 stars My Review
  6. The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown, 2013, Viking Penguin Group 4 1/2 stars My Review
  7. Supreme Commander: MacArthur’s Triumph in Japan, by Seymour Morris, Jr., 2014, Harper 2 1/2 stars My Review
  8. Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes, 2012, Audiobook narrated by Susan Lyons, Anna Bentink, Steven Crossley, Alex Tregear, and Owen Lindsey, Penguin Audio 3 1/2 stars My Review
  9. Arctic Chill, by Arnaldur Indridason, 2005, Audiobook narrated by George Guidall, 2011, Recorded Books, LLC 2 stars My Review
  10. There’s Something about St. Tropez, by Elizabeth Adler, Audiobook narrated by Julie Briskman, 2009, BBC Audio 2 stars My Review
  11. An Officer and a Spy, by Robert Harris, 2014, Vintage Reprint Edition 4 1/2 stars My Review
  12. The Daughters of Mars: A Novel, by Thomas Keneally, Audible Audio Edition narrated by Jane Nolan,  Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd 3 1/2 stars My Review
  13. The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War, by Stephen Kinzer, 2014, St. Martin’s Griffin 4 stars My Review


  1. Fall On Your Knees, by Ann-Marie MacDonald, 1996, Touchstone Books, New York 2 1/2 stars My Review
  2. A Traveller’s History of Turkey, by Richard Stoneman, Fifth Edition, 2009, Interlink Books, Northampton, MA 2 stars My Review
  3. One Summer: America, 1927, by Bill Bryson, 2014, Anchor Paperbacks 2.5 stars My Review
  4. The Castaways: A Novel, by Elin Hilderbrand, Audiobook 2009, Read by Katie Hale, Hatchett Audio 1 1/2 stars My Review
  5. Sweet Tooth, by Ian McEwen, Audiobook version released 2012, Narrated by Juliet Stevenson, Random House Audiobooks 2 1/2 stars My Review
  6. Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett, 2010, Dutton, published by the Penguin Group, New York 2 1/2 starsMy Review
  7. Dreams of Joy: A Novel, by Lisa See, Audiobook, 2011, Read by Janet Song, Random House Audiobooks 2 starsMy Review
  8. Defending Jacob: A Novel, by William Landay, 2012, Delacorte Press, a division of Random House, New York 3 1/2 stars My Review
  9. The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Translated by Lucia Graves, 2004, The Penguin Press, New York 3 1/2 stars My Review
  10. Birds Without Wings, by Louis de Bernières, 2004, Vintage Books, A Division of Random House Inc., New York  4.5 stars My Review
  11. The Towers of Trebizond, by Rose Macaulay,1957, Paperback edition, 2012, Ferrar Strauss and Cudahay, New York 3 1/2 stars My Review
  12. Private Svoboda, Hope is the Last to Die, by Steven R. Roberts with Alexander von Svoboda, 2013, Rouge River Press, Dearborn, MI 4 stars My Review
  13. The Language of Flowers, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Read by Tara Sands, 2011, Random House Audio 2 stars My Review
  14. The Colossus of Maroussi, by Henry Miller, originally published in 1941, Second Edition, 2010, introduction by Will Short, afterword by Ian S. MacNiven, a New Directions Paperback 3 1/2 stars My Review
  15. I Invented the Modern Age: The Rise of Henry Ford, by Richard Snow, 2013, Scribner, New York 3 1/2 stars My Review
  16. The Swamp, The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise, by Michael Grunwald, 2006, Simon and Shuster Paperbacks, New York 4 stars My Review
  17. Harry Truman’s Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Road Trip, by Matthew Algeo, 2011, Chicago Review Press 2 stars My Review
  18. Salt Sugar Fat, How the Food Giants Hooked Us, by Michael Moss, 2012, Random House, New York 4 stars My Review


  1. The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Visions of Glory, 1874-1932, by William Manchester, 1984, Audiobook, 2012, read by Frederick Davidson, Blackstone Audio 4 stars My Review
  2. Turning Angel: A Novel, by Greg Isles, 2006, Pocket Books 3 stars My Review
  3. George F. Kennan: An American Life, by John Lewis Gaddis, 2010, Penguin Books3 1/2 stars My Review
  4. The Ferguson Affair, by Ross Macdonald, 1960, republished in 2010 by Vintage Books, a division of Random House 3 1/2 stars My Review
  5. Whiteout, by Ken Follett, 2004, Signet Publishing 2 1/2 stars My Review
  6. An Innocent Man, Murder and Injustice in a Small Town. by John Grisham, 2006, Audible Audio Edition, narrated by Craig Wasson, 2006 2 1/2 stars My Review
  7. Caleb’s Crossing, by Geraldine Brooks, 2011, Audible Audio Edition, narrated by Jennifer Ehle 3 1/2 stars My Review
  8. Armies of the Night, by Norman Mailer, 1968, The New American Library, New York 2 1/2 stars My Review
  9. 11/22/63, by Stephen King, 2011, Scribner, New York 3 stars My Review
  10. World Without End,  by Ken Follett, 2008, New American Library, Penguin Books Ltd., London 3 stars My Review
  11. A Secret Kept, by Tatiana de Rosnay, narrated by Simon Vance, 2010, Macmillan Audio 1 1/2 stars My Review
  12. In the Garden of Beasts, Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin, by Erik Larson, 2011, Broadway Paperbacks, New York four stars My Review
  13. Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad, originally published in 1903, 2005, Blackstone Audio, read by Frederick Davidson four stars My Review
  14. Executive Privilege, by Phillip Margolin, 2008, Harper Audio, narrated by Jonathan Davis 3 1/2 stars My Review
  15. The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan- A History of the End of the Cold War, by James Mann, 2010, Penguin Books 2.0 Stars My Review
  16. Wishin’ and Hopin’, by Wally Lamb, 2009, HarperAudio, performed by the author.3 1/2 stars My Review
  17. Protect and Defend, by Vince Flynn, 2007, Simon & Shuster Audio, Read by George Guidall  2 1/2 stars My Review
  18. Gone Girl, A Novel, by Gillian Flynn, Crown Publishing, 2012  3 stars My Review
  19. Sudden Sea: The Great Hurricane of 1938, by R. A. Scotti, Back Bay Books, 2004 four stars My Review
  20. Gold: A Novel, by Chris Cleave, 2012, Simon & Shuster Audio, Read by Emilia Fox. 2 1/2 stars My Review
  21. Persuasion, by Jane Austen, originally published posthumously in 1818, audiobook, 2001, read by Flo Gibson, Recorded Books, LLC, Prince Frederick, MD 2 stars My Review
  22. Pursuit of Honor, by Vince Flynn, 2009, Simon & Shuster Audio, Read by George Guidall 2 stars My Review
  23. Killing Lincoln, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, 2011, Henry Holt and Company, LLC, New York 2 1/2 stars My Review
  24. Honor Bound, Terror on the F Train, by Steven R. Roberts, 2012, Rouge River Press, Dearborn, MI 2 1/2 stars My Review
  25. JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters,by James W. Douglass, 2010, Touchstone 2 1/2 stars My Review
  26. State of Wonder: A Novel, by Ann Patchett, Narrated by Hope Davis, 2011, Audible.com2 1/2 stars My Review


  1. Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit, by Barry Estabrook, 2012, Andrew McMeel Publishing 3 stars My Review
  2. The Cat’s Table, by Michael Ondaatje, 2011, Audiobook read by the author, Random House Audio 3 1/2 starsMy Review
  3. The Prague Cemetery, by Umberto Eco, 2010, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co., New York 2 starsMy Review
  4. A Sleeping Life, An Inspector Wexford Mystery, by Ruth Rendel, 1964, Audiobook Narrated by Nigel Anthony, 2010, AudioGO, North Kingstown, RI. 2 1/2 starsMy Review
  5. The Rider of the Ruby Hills, by Louis L’Amour, 1949, Audiobook read by Jim Gough, 2005, Blackstone Audio 2 starsMy Review
  6. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, by Jared Diamond, first published in 1997 this edition has an afterword published in 2004, W.W. Norton & Company 2 1/2 starsMy Review
  7. Small Vices, A Spencer Mystery (#24), by Robert B. Parker, 1998, Audiobook read by Burt Reynolds, 2005, Phoenix AudioBooks 2 1/2 stars
  8. Monday Mornings: A Novel, by Sanjay Gupta, Audiobook read by Chrisian Rummel, 2013, Hachette Audio 1 1/2 starsMy Review
  9. The Submission, by Amy Waldman, 2011, Farrer, Straus, and Giroux, New York 3 1/2 starsMy Review
  10. The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown, audible edition read by Paul Michael, 2009, Random House Audio, New York 1 starMy Review
  11. Night, by Elie Wisel, 1972 (new translation by Marion Wiesel, 2006), Hill and Wang, a division of Farrer, Straus, and Giroux, New York 5 starsMy Review
  12. The Marriage Plot, by Jeffrey Eugenides, 2011, Farrer, Straus, and Giroux, New York 2 1/2 starsMy Review
  13. Liar’s Poker, by Michael Lewis, 1989, W.W. Norton & Company, New York 2 1/2 starsMy Review
  14. Citizens of London, by Lynne Olson, 2010, Random House, New York 3 1/2 starsMy Review
  15. The Madonnas of Leningrad, by Debra Dean, 2006, Harper Perennial, New York 2 1/2 starsMy Review
  16. Hornet Flight, by Ken Follett, 2002, Audiobook read by John Lee, Books on Tape, Inc., Santa Ana, California 3 starsMy Review
  17. Catherine the Great, Portrait of a Woman, by Robert K. Massie, 2011, Random House, New York four starsMy Review
  18. One Second After, by William R. Forstchen, 2009, A Tom Doherty Associates Book, New York 2 1/2 starsMy Review
  19. Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen, Audiobook Read by David LeDoux, 2010, MacMillan Audio, New York 2 starsMy Review
  20. River of Doubt, Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey, by Candice Millard, 2005, Anchor Books, New York four starsMy Review
  21. The Big Short, Inside the Doomsday Machine, by Michael Lewis, 2010, W. W. Norton & Company, New York four starsMy Review
  22. Wild Bill Donovan, The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage, by Douglas Waller, 2011, Fress Press, New York 2 1/2 starsMy Review
  23. With Wings Like Eagles, A History of the Battle of Britain, by Michael Korda, 2009, Harper, New York 3 starsMy Review
  24. Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese, 2009, First Vintage Books / Random House, New York four starsMy Review


  1. A Question of Belief, A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery, by Donna Leon, Audiobook narrated by David Colacci, 2010, BBC Audiobooks America  2 1/2 stars My Review
  2. Room: A Novel, by Emma Donoghue, 2010, Audiobook read by Michal Friedman, Ellen Archer and Robert Petkoff, Hachette Audio 3 1/2 starsMy Review
  3. I Will Bear Witness, 1933-1941, A Diary of the Nazi Years, by Victor Klemperer, Translated by Martin Chalmers, 1999, Modern Library Paperback Edition, Random House, New York (First published in Germany under the title Ich will Aeugnis ablegen bis sum ltestn: Tagebucher 1933 von Victor Kempere, Copyright Aufbau-Verlag GmbH, Berlin, 1995).four starsMy Review
  4. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, by Carson McCullers, originally published in 1940, read by Cherry Jones, 2004, HarperAudio 1 starMy Review
  5. The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, by Stieg Larsson, translated by Reg Keeland, read my Simon Vance, 2010, Audible Audio Edition four starsMy Review
  6. Gila Country Legend: The Life and Times of Quentin Hulse, by Nancy Coggeshall, 2009, The University of New Mexico Press
  7. The Gift of Rain, by Tan Twan Eng, 2008, Weinstein Books, New York four starsMy Review
  8. A Rope and a Prayer, A Kidnapping from Two Sides, by David Rhode and Kristen Mulvihill, 2010, The Penguin Group, New York 3 starsMy Review
  9. The Coldest Winter, by David Halberstam, 2007, Hyperion, New York 4 1/2 starsMy Review
  10. Evening Class, by Maeve Binchy, 1999, audio book read by Kate Binchy, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio 2 1/2 starsMy Review
  11. The Glass Castle: A Memoir, by Jeannette Walls, 2006, Scribner, New York3 starsMy Review
  12. Outliers, The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell, 2008, audio book narrated by the author, Hatchett Audio, New York 3 1/2 starsMy Review
  13. Cleopatra: A Life,  by Stacy Schiff,  2010 2 stars My Review
  14. Big Trouble, by Dave Barry, audio book narrated by Dick Hill, 1999, Brilliance Audio1 starMy Review
  15. Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, first published in 1866, audio book narrated by Anthony Heald, 2007, Blackstone Audio, Inc. four starsMy Review
  16. A World Lit Only by Fire, The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance, by William Manchester, 1992, Little, Brown & Company, Limited, Boston 4 1/2 starsMy Review
  17. Unbroken, A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, by Laura Hillenbrand, 2010, Random House, New York four starsMy Review
  18. Everglades: Doc Ford Series, Book 10, by Randy Wayne White, 2003, audio book, narrated by Dick Hill, Brilliance Audio, Grand Haven MI3 starsMy Review
  19. Belize Survivor, Darker Side of Paradise, by Nancy R. Koerner, 2007, Published by NK Marketing 3 starsMy Review
  20. Hellhound on His Trail, The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the International Hunt for His Assassin, by Hampton Sides, 2010, Doubleday, New York 4 1/2 starsMy Review
  21. Clapton: The Autobiograpy, by Eric Clapton, audio book by narrated by Simon Vance 3 starsMy Review
  22. Shantaram, by Gregory David Roberts, 2003, St. Martin’s Press, New York 3 1/2 starsMy Review
  23. The Flight of the Falcon, by Daphne Du Maurier, 1965,  audio book read by James Callis, 2010, by BBC Audiobooks Ltd. four starsMy Review


  1. The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare, by G.K. Chesterton, audio book narrated by Simon Vance, originally published in 1908, christianaudio/Hovel Audio, 2004 two stars My Review
  2. Anatomy of Greed, The Unshredded Truth from an Enron Insider, by Brian Cruver, narrated by Mel Foster, 2004, Brilliance Audio 3 1/2 starsMy Review
  3. A Briefer History of Time, by Steven Hawking with Leonard Mlodinow, unabridged, read by Erik Davies, 2005, Random House Audio 3 starsMy Review
  4. A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens, originally published in 1859, read by Frederick Davidson, 1988, Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.four starsMy Review
  5. The Warden, by Anthony Trollope, originally published in 1855, read by Simon Vance, 2005, Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc. 3 1/2 starsMy Review
  6. The Blue Notebook, by James Andrew Levine, M.D., Ph.D., read by Meera Simhan, 2009, Random House Audio, New York 2 1/2 starsMy Review
  7. Tears in the Darkness, The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath, 2009, by Michael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman, read by Michael Prichard, Tantor Audio 3 starsMy Review
  8. Gone Tomorrow, by Lee Child, read by Dick Hill, 2009, Random House Audio, New York 3 1/2 starsMy Review
  9. Sarah’s Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay, 2007, St. Martin’s Press, New York 5 starsMy Review
  10. From This Day Forward, by Cokie and Steve Roberts, 2000, William and Morrow Company, New York 2 1/2 starsMy Review
  11. Transfer of Power, by Vince Flynn, 1999, Pocket Books, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. 2 1/2 starsMy Review
  12. Grand Finale, by Janet Evanovich, audio book narrated by C. J. Critt, 2009, Harper-Collins Publishers, Inc. 1 1/2 starsMy Review
  13. Murder at a Vineyard Mansion, by Philip R. Craig, audio book narrated by Tom Stechschulte, 2004, Recorded Books, LLC 2 1/2 starsMy Review
  14. Noah’s Compass, by Anne Tyler, audio book narrated by Arthur Morey, 2009, Random House Inc. two starsMy Review
  15. The Piano Teacher, by Janice Y. K. Lee, audio book narrated by Orlagh Cassidy, 2009, Penguin Audio 3 1/2 starsMy Review
  16. Founding Brothers, The Revolutionary Generation, by Joseph J. Ellis, audio book narrated by Nelson Runger, 2000 by Joseph J. Ellis, 2001 by Recorded Books, LLC four starsMy Review
  17. The Tenderness of Wolves, by Stef Penney, 2006, Simon and Schuster Paperbacks, New York 3 1/2 starsMy Review
  18. The Path Between the Seas, The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914, by David McCullough, 1977, Simon and Schuster, New York 4 1/2 starsMy Review
  19. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, translated from the Swedish by Reg Keeland, audio book read by Simon Vance, 2008, Books on Tape, Westminster, MD 3 starsMy Review
  20. Dr. Finlay’s Casebook Omnibus, by A. J. Cronin, 2010, Birlinn Limited, Edinburgh, Scotland (from Dr. Finlay of Tannochbrae published in 1978 and Adventures of a Black Bag, first published in 1943 and revised in 1969) 3 starsMy Review
  21. Shutter Island, by Dennis Lehane, 2003, HarperCollins Publishers, NY 3 starsMy Review
  22. The Secret Scripture, by Sebastian Barry, audio book read by Wanda McCaddon, 2008 by Blackstone Audio, Inc. (checked out from the Collier County Library) 2 1/2 starsMy Review
  23. Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens, first published 1860-1861, Audio Book narrated by Frederick Davidson, 1993, Blackstone Audio, Inc. (checked out from the Collier County Library and downloaded to my Sansa Clip mp3 player). 3 1/2 starsMy Review
  24. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, 2009, Amy Einhorn Books, published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York 4 1/2 starsMy Review
  25. Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen, written in 1798-1799, revised by the author in 1803, and first published (posthumously) in 1803, Audiobook narrated by Flo Gibson, Recorded Books, LLC. 3 1/2 starsMy Review
  26. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford, 2009, Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, New York 3 starsMy Review
  27. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, 2008, Dial Press Trade Paperbacks, Random House, New York 4 1/2 starsMy Review
  28. Rasputin’s Daughter, by Robert Alexander, 2006, Viking, The Penguin Group, New York3 starsMy Review
  29. The Sellout, How Three Decades of Wall Street Greed and Government Mismanagement Destroyed the Global Financial System, by Charles Gasparino, 2009, Harper Business, New York four starsMy Review
  30. American Gospel, God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation, by Jon Meacham, 2007, Audiobook. 3 1/2 starsMy Review
  31. The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver, 2009, HarperCollins Publishers, New York 3 starsMy Review


  1. Southern Exposure, A Solo Sea Kayaking Journey Around New Zealand’s South Island, by Chris Duff, 2003, The Globe Pequot Press, Guilford, CT 3 1/2 starsMy Review
  2. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, 2005, Alfred A. Knopf, New York four starsMy Review
  3. Hot Mahogany, a Stone Barrington Novel, by Stuart Woods, 2008, Read by Tony Roberts, 2008, Penguin Audio two starsMy Review
  4. Teacher Man, by Frank McCourt, 2005, Performed by the Author, 2005, Simon and Schuster Audio 2 1/2 starsMy Review
  5. The Hour I First Believed, by Wally Lamb, 2008, HarperCollins Books, New York three starsMy Review
  6. Wild Blue, The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24’s over Germany, by Stephen E. Ambrose, 2001, Simon & Shuster, New York 2 1/2 starsMy Review
  7. The First Salute, by Barbara W. Tuchman, 1988, Alfred A. Knopf, New York four starsMy Review
  8. The Cat who Went to Paris, by Peter Gethers, 1991, Fawcett Columbine, New York 2 1/2 starsMy Review
  9. American Lion, Andrew Jackson in the White House, by Jon Meacham, 2008 2 1/2 starsMy Review
  10. Body and Soul, by Frank Conroy, 1993 4 1/2 starsMy Review
  11. The Reavers, by George MacDonald Fraser, 2007 2 1/2 starsMy Review
  12. Bitter, An American Mother and Daughter in China, 1987-88 — A Memoir, 2007, by Marguerite Linsert Lentz, self-published at
  13. Dewey, The Small-Town Library Cat who Touched the World, by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter, 2008, Grand Central Publishing, New York 3 1/2 starsMy Review
  14. Term Limits, by Vince Flynn, 1997, Pocket Books, a Division of Simon & Schuster, New York 3 1/2 starsMy Review
  15. Act of War, by Dale Brown, Read by Larry Pressman, 2005, Harper Collins Publishers (Abridgement approved by author)two stars
  16. Ten Thousand Islands, by Randy Wayne White, Read by Ron McLarty, 2000 by Randy Wayne White, 2005 by Recorded Books, LLC. three starsMy Review
  17. The Ha Ha, by Dave King, 2005, Little, Brown, and Company, New York three stars


  1. Reconciliation, Islam, Democracy, and the West, by Banazir Bhutto, 2008, HarperCollins Publishers, New York 2 1/2 starsMy Review
  2. Girls of Riyadh, by Rajaa Alsanea, Read by Kate Reading, 2005 by Rajaa Alsanea, Translation 2007 by Rajaa Alsanea and Marilyn Booth, 2007 by Penguin Audio 2 starsMy Review
  3. A Land Remembered, A Novel, by Patrick D. Smith, 1984, Pineapple Press, Inc., Sarasota, FL 4 1/2 starsMy Review
  4. The Walking Wind, by Tony Hillerman, Read by George Guidall, 2002 by Tony Hillerman, 2002 by Recorded Books, LLC. My Review
  5. Thirteen Moons, by Charles Frazier, Read by Will Patton, 2006 by Random House, Inc., 2006 by 3 Crows Productions. 2 1/2 starsMy Review
  6. Under a Wing, A Memoir, by Reeve Lindbergh, 1998, Simon & Schuster, New York 2 1/2 starsMy Review
  7. Fly Boys, A True Story of Courage, by James Bradley, 2003, Back Bay Books / Little, Brown and Company, New York three starsMy Review
  8. Saturday, by Ian McEwan, Read by Steven Crossley, 2005 by Ian McEwan, 2005 by Recorded Books, LLC 2 1/2 starsMy Review
  9. Desert Queen, The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Advisor to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia, by Janet Wallach, 1996, by Janet Wallach, Anchor Books, a Division of Random House, Inc., New York. four starsMy Review
  10. The Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett, 1989, 3 1/2 starsMy Review
  11. Endgame, 1945, The Missing FInal Chapter of World War II, by David Safford, 2007, Little, Brown and Company, New York three starsMy Review
  12. War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy, Translated from the Russian by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, original written 1863-1868, new translation published in 2007 by Alfred A. Knopf, New York. 2 starsMy Review
  13. The Cat Who Went Up The Creek, by Lilian Jackson Braun, Read by George Guidall, 2002 by Lilian Jackson Braun, 2002 by Recorded Books, LLC 2 starsMy Review
  14. The Bridesmaid, by Ruth Rendell, Read by Barbara Rosenblat, 1989 by Kinsmarkham Enterprised, Ltd., 1991 by Recorded Books 2 starsMy Review
  15. No Country for Old Men, by Cormac McCarthy, 2006, Vintage International, New Yorkfour starsMy Review
  16. Everyman, by Phillip Roth, 2006, Recorded Books, LLC, read by George Guidall. 2 starsMy Review
  17. The Colorado Kid, by Stephen King, 2005, Audioworks (Simon & Shuster), read by Jeffrey DeMunn. 3 1/2 starsMy Review
  18. Telegraph Days, by Larry McMurtry, 2006, Recorded Books, LLC, read by Annie Potts,one starMy Review
  19. Moscow, 1812, Napolean’s Fatal March, by Adam Zamoyski, 2004, HarperCollins, New York 4 1/2 starsMy Review



  1. The Screwtape Letters, How a Senior Devil Instructs a Junior Devil in the Art of Temptation, by C.S. Lewis, 1959 3 1/2 starsMy Review
  2. The Rising Tide, a Novel of World War II, by Jeff Shaara, 2006, Ballentine Books, New York three stars My Review
  3. Shark River, by Randy Wayne White, audiobook narrated by Ron McLarty, 2001, Recorded Books Productions, LLC, New York. three starsMy Review
  4. Tishomingo Blues, by Elmore Leonard, audiobook narrated by Frank Muller, 2001, Recorded Books Productions, LLC, New York. 2 1/2 starsMy Review
  5. Parish Priest, Father Michael McGivney and American Catholocism, by Douglas Brinkley and Julie M. Fenster, 2006, HarperCollins Publishers, New York. three starsMy Review
  6. Handbook of Great Aircraft of WWII, by Dr. Alfred Price and Mike Spick, 2000. Abbeydale Press, Leicester, England three starsMy Review
  7. Suite Francaise, by Irene Nemirovsky, Translated by Sandra Smith, 2006, Vintage International, New York three starsMy Review
  8. Echo Park, by Michael Connelly, 2006, Warner Books, New York, My Review
  9. Hour Game, by David Baldacci, audio CD, 2 starsMy Review
  10. Mysteries of the Middle Ages, The Rise of Feminism, Science, and Art from the Cults of Catholic Europe, by Thomas Cahill, 2006, Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group, New York 2 1/2 starsMy Review
  11. Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert, 2006, Penguin Books, New York 3 1/2 starsMy Review
  12. Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen, 2006, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 5 starsMy Review
  13. A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini, 2007, Riverhead Books, New York 4 1/2 starsMy Review
  14. Just One Look, by Harlan Coben, 2004, Signet Books, New American Library, New York 2 1/2 stars
  15. Manhunt, by James L. Swanson, 2006, HarperCollins Publishing, New York three stars
  16. The Forsyte Saga: Book 2, In Chancery, by John Galsworthy, 1920, unabriged audio book, 1988, Recorded Books, LLC, Charlotte Hill, MD, read by Neil Hunt 3 1/2 stars
  17. The Moon and Sixpence, by W. Somerset Maugham, 1919, unabridged audio book, 1994, Brilliance Audio, Grandhaven, MI, read by Michael Page. 2 1/2 stars
  18. Atonement, by Ian McEwan, 2003, Anchor Books, New York 3 1/2 starsMy Review
  19. Flashman, by George McDonald Fraser, Penguin Books, New York, 1969three stars My Review
  20. Mayflower, by Nathaniel Philbrick, Viking, New York, 2006 four starsMy Review
  21. The Reluctant Tuscan, How I Discovered My Inner Italian, by Phil Doran, 2005, Gothan Books, New York 3 1/2 starsMy Review
  22. Last Train to Paradise, by Les Standiford, 2002, Three Rivers Press, New York 3 1/2 starsMy Review
  23. The March, by E.L. Doctorow, 2006, Random House Trade Paperback 2 1/2 starsMy Review
  24. The Sea, by John Banville, 2005. Vintage Books, a Division of Random House 3 1/2 starsMy Review
  25. State of Denial, Bush at War, Part III, by Bob Woodard, 2006. Simon & Schuster. four starsMy Review


  1. Floreana, A Woman’s Pilgrimage to the Glalapagos, by Margaret Wittmer, 1989, Moyer Bell Limited 3 1/2 starsMy Review
  2. Salem Falls, by Jodi Picoult, 2001, Pocket Books two stars
  3. The World is Flat, A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century, by Thomas L. Friedman, 2005, Farrar, Straus and Giroux four starsMy Review
  4. Ghost Soldiers, The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II’s Most Dramatic Mission, by Hampton Sides, 2001, Random House, Inc. 3 1/2 stars
  5. The Vicar of Wakfield, by Oliver Goldsmith, first published in 1766, Narrated by Patrick Tull, 1996, Recorded Books, Inc. two stars
  6. In the Heart of the Sea, by Nathaniel Philbrick, Read by Scott Brick, 2000, Putnam Berkley Audio & Books on Tape, Inc. three stars
  7. Bad Company, by Jack Higgins, Narrated by Patrick Macuee, 2003, Recorded Books, LLC one star
  8. Carrie, by Stephen King, Narrated by Cissie Spacek, 1974 Stephen King, 2003, Recorded Books, LLC one star
  9. The Good Nanny, by Benjamin Cheever, Narrated by Gene Wilson, 2004, Recorded Books, LLC two stars
  10. 1776, by David McCullough, 2005 four stars
  11. The Doolittle Raid, America’s daring first strike against Japan, by Carrol V. Glines, 1991 2 1/2 stars
  12. Gravity, by Tess Gerritsen, 1999 two stars
  13. Against All Enemies, Inside America’s War on Terror, by Richard A. Clarke, 2004 three stars
  14. Something in the Water, by Peter Scott, 2000two starsMy Review
  15. All Creatures Great and Small, by James Herriot, 1972 3 1/2 starsMy Review
  16. Hide and Seek, by James Patterson, 1996, Read by Kimberly Schraf, Books on Tape, Inc. one star
  17. The Forsyte Saga, Book One: The Man of Property, Narrated by Neil Hunt, 1920, 21, 22, Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1988 by Recorded Books, LLC, Prince Frederick, MD. 3 1/2 stars
  18. Dreams from My Father, by Barack Obama, 1995, 2004 four starsMy Review
  19. Wolves Eat Dogs, by Martin Cruz Smith, 2004 1 1/2 starsMy Review
  20. Prey, by Michael Crichton, 2002 1 1/2 starsMy Review
  21. One Thousand White Women, The Journals of May Dodd, by Jim Fergus, 1998 three starsMy Review
  22. Team of Rivals : The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, by Doris Kearns Goodwin, 2005 three starsMy Review
  23. The Darwin Conspiracy, by John Darnton, 2005 2 1/2 starsMy Review


  1. The Brethren, by John Grisham, 2000 2 1/2 stars
  2. Death Takes Passage, by Sue Henry, 1997 2 1/2 stars
  3. Kingsblood Royal, by Sinclair Lewis, 1947 3 1/2 starsMy Review
  4. Blind Assassin, by Margaret Atwood, 2000, Read by Margot Dionne 3 1/2 stars
  5. A Risk Worth Taking, by Robin Pilcher, 2004 2 1/2 stars
  6. White Doves at Morning, by James Lee Burke, 2002 one star
  7. The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton, 1920, Read by Flo Gibson three stars
  8. Shiloh, by Shelby Foote, 1952, 1992 by Recorded Books, Inc. 2 1/2 stars
  9. Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides, 2002 five starsMy Review
  10. Sea of Glory, America’s Voyage of Discovery, The U.S. Exploring Expedition 1838-1842, by Nathanial Philbrick, 2003 3 1/2 starsMy Review
  11. Over the Edge of the World: Magellan’s Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe, by Laurence Bergreen, 2003 3 1/2 stars
  12. Tisha, as told to Robert Specht, 1976 three stars
  13. I Heard the Owl Call my Name, by Margaret Craven, 1973 2 1/2 stars
  14. Where the Sea Breaks Its Back, The Epic Story of Early Naturalist Georg Steller and the Russian Exploration of Alaska, by Corey Ford, 1966 3 1/2 starsMy Review
  15. Devil in the White City – Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America, by Erik Larson, 2003 four stars
  16. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, by Barbara Ehrenreich, 2001 1 1/2 stars
  17. Skinny Dip, by Carl Hiaasen, 2004 1 1/2 stars
  18. Life of Pi, by Yann Martel, 2003 three stars
  19. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, 2003 4 1/2 stars
  20. Looking for Alaska, by Peter Jenkins, 2001 one starMy Review
  21. Nothing Like It In the World : The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869, by Stephen Ambrose, 2000 2 1/2 stars
  22. A Thousand Days in Venice, by Marlena De Blasi, 2002 three stars



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