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“Twisted and Frighteningly Relatable” — James reviews The Circle

The Circle By Dave Eggers Narrated by Dion Graham for Random House  [Audible | Downpour] — Review by James Alexander — Like a novel-length episode of Black Mirror, Dave Eggers’ The Circle paints a twisted and frighteningly relatable picture of … Continue reading

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“The past can’t be changed, but it can be learned from.” — James reviews Snapshot

Snapshot By Brandon Sanderson Narrated by William DeMeritt for Audible — Review by James Alexander — Snapshot is one of those books you know will probably be a movie soon right away. I mean that in the best possible sense, … Continue reading

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“You Want Me to Blow Up the Afterlife?” Dave Reviews City of Blades

City of Blades (The Divine Cities, Book 2) by Robert Jackson Bennett, Narrated by Alma Cuervo Length: 20 hours, 27 minutes The gods have been destroyed. This isn’t myth or ancient history — it happened less than a lifetime ago. … Continue reading

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Review: The Dispatcher by John Scalzi, read by Zachary Quinto for Audible

The Dispatcher by John Scalzi Read by Zachary Quinto for Audible Free until November 2, The Dispatcher is an audio-exclusive short novella from John Scalzi, read by Zachary Quinto — best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent … Continue reading

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Why Are People Sending You Legs? — Dave Reviews Career of Evil

Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike, Book 3) by Robert Galbraith, read by Robert Glenister Length: 17 hours, 58 minutes Buy: [ Downpour | Audible | IndieBound ] “How many people do you know would send you a severed leg in the … Continue reading

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A toxic need for closure — James reviews The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train By Paula Hawkins Read by Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, and India Fisher [ Downpour | Audible ] — Review by James Alexander — The hype surrounding The Girl on the Train, especially given the upcoming film adaptation, … Continue reading

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Does Brandon Sanderson have superpowers or is he just chained to his laptop? James reviews Calamity (The Reckoners, Book 3)

Calamity: The Reckoners, Book 3 By Brandon Sanderson Narrated by MacLeod Andrews for Audible — Review by James Alexander — Does Brandon Sanderson have superpowers or is he just chained to his laptop? It feels like the Reckoners trilogy has only … Continue reading

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For Those of Us Who Have Spent Way Too Much Time at IKEA! Dave Reviews Horrorstör

Horrorstör By Grady Hendrix, narrated Tai Sammons and Bronson Pinchot Length: 6 hours, 16 minutes Does anyone else out there have an aversion to IKEA? Like, someone suggests we pop over there real quick, maybe bribes you with coffee and … Continue reading

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Dark Terrain, Dying for More — James reviews Career of Evil

Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike, Book 3) [Downpour | Audible] by J. K. Rowling, writing as Robert Galbraith, read by Robert Glenister Review by James Alexander: Freed by her pseudonym, J. K. Rowling immediately plunges Career of Evil into some awfully dark terrain. “Robert Galbraith’s” … Continue reading

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It All Goes Around — Dave Reviews Ancillary Mercy!

Ancillary Mercy (Imperial Radch, Book 3) [Downpour | Audible] by Ann Leckie, Read by Adjoa Andoh Length: 10 hours, 54 minutes “There is always more after the ending. Always the next morning, and the next. Always changes, losses and gains. … Continue reading

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