Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Killing Orders

Killing Orders
Author: Sara Paretsky
Read by Donada Peters
7 discs  (approx 8 hours)

It begins as a $3 million heist from a Dominican priory.  It spirals into a case of lethal complexity that may unite big corporate conspirators, Chicago's underworld bosses and the Church itself in a very unholy Trinity.  V.I. Warshawski's job is to find out for sure...even hough it's clear she might die trying. 

Personal Review:  I couldnt finish this book. I am a fan of the V.I. Warshawski novels, however both of the other novels I read were read by Sandra Burr-she did a great job!  This narrator isnt bad-its just She does have an English accent so after Listening to Sandra Burr read the other stories---and a BIG part of this character is that she was born/raised on the South side of Chicago it seemed odd that they would choose a reader with an English accent. 

Monday, December 20, 2010

Missing In Death

Missing In Death
Author: Nora Roberts writing under name of J.D. Robb
Reader:  Susan Ericksen
3 discs (3 hours)

Suspicious happensings on the Staten Island Ferry draw Lieutenant Eve Dallas to the New York Harbor---Investigating a woman's disappearance on a New York City ferry, Detective Eve Dallas wonders...if she didn't jump, and she's not on board, then where in the world is she?

Personal Notes:  The Eve Dallas series is just okay to me-if there is nothing else its a quick easy read to listen to,  they always seem to be more about the cop in the novel than the actual cases themselves than getting indepth into the bad guys she is trying to catch.  I will stick to Patterson's Alex Cross series or prefer Michael Connelly's detective mysteries as well.

Interlude In Death

Interlude In Death
Author:  J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts writing as J.D. Robb)
Read by: Susan Ericken
3 discs (3 hours)

In early spring of 2059, lieutenant Eve Dallas is called of planet ot face a grueling ordeal---giving a seminar at the largest police conference of the year, to be held in a swanky resort which just happens to be owned by her husband, Roarke of course. 

Even though Eve cant quitesee it that way it's supposed to be at least partly a vacation.  But work intrudes in the form of a bloody homicide, and Eve is off and running.  The case is complicated by Eve's personal history with the victom---and the killer's history with Roarke.  As danger closes in and the body count rises, Eve must find a way to stop the cycle of violense and revenge, and shove the past back where it belongs. 

Personal Notes:
I've listened to other Eve Dallas series and they are JUST okay to me.   When read,  the characters come off as super cheesy and even though this is a detective series mystery--its never too indepth on the mystery, it always seems more focused on Eve Dallas being sassy, pretty and fierce as a woman lieutenant,  Roarke her husband has an Irish accent so if you dont like accents on audio books that might be another reason not to pick this up. 

Happiness Sold Separately

Happiness Sold Separately
Author: Lolly Winston
Read by: Melinda Wade

Elinor Mackey has always done the right things in the right order---college, law, school, career, marriage--but now everything's going wrong.  After two painful years of trying, Elinor has learned that she can't have children.  All the doctors can tell her is that it's probably because of her age.  As she turns forty, she withdraws into an interior world of heartbreak.

Elinor's loving husband, Ted, a successful podiatrist, has always done the right thing, too.  Then he meets the wrong woman at the wrong time, and does the wrong thing.  Ted's lover, Gina--a beautiful and kindhearted nutritionist--always eats the right thing, but is unlucky in love and always falls for the wrong men.  Soon Ted has to fight to make everything right again. 

**Personal notes-Great narrator,  its a good easy read that illustrates even people who have seemingly perfect lives have problems-we all do- and we can all get through them. 

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Memory Keeper's Daughter

The Memory Keepers Daughter
Author: Kim Edwards
Read by Martha Plimpton
9 Discs - 11 hours

On a winter night in 1964, Dr. David Henry is forced by a blizzard to deliver his own twins.  His son, born first, is perfectly healthy. When his wife begins having contractions again to everyones suprise he delivers a baby girl, he sees immediately that she has Down's Syndrome.  Rationalizing it as a need to protect Norah, his wife, he makes a split-second decision that will alter all of their lives forever.  He asks his nurse to take the baby away to an institution and never to reveal the secret. 

But Caroline, the nurse, cannot leave the infant.  Instead, she disappears into another city to raise the child herself.  So begins this beautifully told story that unfolds over a quarter of a century in which these two families, ignorant of each other, are yet bound by the fateful decision made that long-ago winter night. 

Personal Notes:--The reader in this book  is great! This story is definately one of my favorites I have listened to in a long time!  It was also made into a movie if you want to check that out also.

Aiding And Abetting

Aiding and Abetting

Aiding and Abetting
Author: Muriel Sparks
Read by Davina Porter
4 compact discs (4.5 hours approx.)

This novel was based on an actual murder case, becomes a fascinating mystery under Spark's sharp pen.

Lord Lucan disappeared in 1974, shortly after  murdering his children's nanny in a botched attempt to kill his wife.  Despite reports of sightings, no one konws for sure where the crafty fugitive is.  Noted psychiatrist Dr. Hildegard Wolf is intrigued when the two patients begin therapy with her---both claiming to be the notorious Lord Lucan.  It's not just the patients who have secrets, however.  The good doctor has also abandone a previous life.

*Personal notes--I had higher hopes for this book from reading the description but I found it kind've bland as far as mystery novels are concerned BUT the narrator does have an English accent which For me does make it a bit harder to get past accents sometimes when listening to books. 

Led Astray

Led Astray
Author: Sandra Brown
Read by: James Jenner
Romance Novel
8 discs (9 hours)

age Hendren has always been the black sheep of the family, while his twin brother Hal has forever been someone the family could be proud of.  Unlike most twins, they have very little in common.  Very little, that is, except thier love for Hal's fiancee, Jenny Fletcher.  When Hal dies suddenly, age's advances intensify, forcing Jenny to come to terms with her true feelings. 

Monday, December 6, 2010

The Kissing Game

The Kissing Game
Author: Suzanne Brockmann
Read by: Donna Rawlins
5 discs ( 5 hrs 55 mins)

Allowing Simon Hunt to play her partner on her latest assignment prabably wasn't Frankie Paresky's best idea ever, but the P.I. fount it just as hard  as most women did to tell him no.  When a chance to solve a long-ago mystery sparked a sizzling attraction between old friends, Frankie wavered between pleasure and panic.  Could ht ebest bad boy she'd ever known be the man she'd always love? Utterly seductive, irresistibly inventive, The kissing Game celebrates a lvoe as torrid as the Florida Sun-and as steamily passionate as a first kiss.

Cat & Mouse

Cat & Mouse
Author: James Patterson
Read by: George Guidall & Richard Ferrone
9 discs (10.5 hours)
Suspense fiction novel

Alex Cross — psychologist, single father, homicide detective — penetrated the criminal mind and solved some of the toughest cases ever.
Now comes the ultimate case of Cross's career.
In Cat & Mouse, things get too close to home. Two killers, one operating in America — one in Europe — believe Alex Cross is the only worthy opponent in the deadly game each has planned. And Alex must contend with something he hasn't known since the loss of his wife: he's falling deeply in love, and this romance will make him, and her, all the more vulnerable....
Gary Soneji is back. He vows his last act on earth will be taking the life of Alex Cross. But first he wants some fun, and Union Station, Washington, and Penn Station in New York are scenes of chaos as Soneji creates a train ride to hell. With time running out, Cross must predict Soneji's next move: the lives of thousands of innocent commuters hang in the balance.
Meanwhile, a second game of cat and mouse is being played. Thomas Augustine Pierce, referred to by the FBI and Interpol as "St. Augustine" for his uncanny ability to catch killers, has been chasing his demon, Mr. Smith, since his fiancee was brutally murdered, her heart cut out. Panic spreads through Europe when Mr. Smith strikes in London...then Paris.... But when the Soneji case takes a baffling new twist, Pierce must put the Mr. Smith case on hold to assist in a special investigation. Will Cross — or Pierce — figure out in time who is the cat and who is the mouse?

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Hawk O'Tooles's Hostage

Hawk O'Tooles's Hostage
Author: Sandra Brown
Read by: Richard Ferrone

I just started listening to Sandra Brown's Romance novels this week and can't put them down!  I picked one up just to try a new author/genre of books-she is Great!!! Just the right amount of drama and naughtiness in each of her stories! I've listened to 3 just this week! 

Miranda Price is the Ex-wife  of a prominent public figure; when she and her song are on a sight-seeing train ride her son gets kidnapped.  Refusing to let him alone she decides to go with the captors.  They get taken as hostages by a Native American tribe who are desperate to have Someone listen to them and reopen a Mine that was a huge source of income for the people.  Miranda soon finds herself in a dilemma both scared for her life that she is being held hostage; but she and her son are also being treated very fairly and likes to see the traits Hawk O'Toole-one of the Tribe's Chiefs is teaching to him on how to be a respectful young man.  Hawk and Miranda are a true case of oppisites that attract, coming from completely different worlds but finding they have much in common including the passion they feel for each other.   Knowing that they should not and were not meant for each other makes them both want each other more which makes for another great intense and passionate Sandra Brown Romance novel.

Eloquent Silence

Eloquent Silence
Author: Sandra Brown
Read by: Joyce Bean
6 hours (6 discs)
Romance Novel

Lauri is a dedicated young teacher for deaf children; when a job offer is presented to her she leaves the deaf school to be a private live-in tutor.  Lauri is suprised when she goes to meet the father of young Jennifer and learns that her dad is one of the most well known day time Soap Stars.  The job quickly becomes more than just that as she falls in love with the little girl and tries to resist falling for her father.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Words of Silk

Words of Silk
Author: Sandra Brown
Narrated by Richard Fennone
5 discs (5.75 hours)

When Deke, a powerful New York lawyer, and Laney, a claustrophobic young woman, are trapped together in an elevator during a power blackout, these two strangers turn to each other for support.  When the lights come back on, instead of parting, they spend one passionate night together.  Now six months later, Laney is alone, pregnant, and determined to be self-sufficient.

Deke wants to keep her, and their child, in this life.  But it will take more than silken words to convince Laney that they belong together

The Black Echo

The Black Echo
Author: Michael Connelly
Reader: Dick Hill
12 discs (14 hours)

Homicide cop Harry Bosch takes on another case in this suspense novel, this one is  not just another statistic for Harry its personal as the murder victom is a former fellow "tunnel rat" from Harry's Vietnam days. 

Harry gets assigned to work with an enigmatic and seductive FBI agent,  whom he is forced to trust after he is under suspicion and being followed by others in his department.

I really enjoyed this book and look forward to read more of the "Harry Bosch" series. 

Friday, November 19, 2010

When The Wind Blows

When The Wind Blows
Author: James Patterson
Read by: Kimberly Schraf

This story you will probably either love or hate.  This is a story about a group of mistreated children who have been mutated to benefit a group of scientists.   Frannie O'Neill is a veternarian who stumbles across one of mutated children in the woods after the child escaped from the secret "school" they are locked in.  With no other options the girl has to trust Frannie to help her and her family/friends escape from this school.  Frannie soon learns that there are many people involved in this attempt to keep the half animal-half human children a secret,  and they kill anyone who has only even just seen the kids.  

Skipping Christmas

Skipping Christmas
Author: John Grisham
Read by: Dennis Boutsikaris

This is not your typical Courtroom drama from Grisham but make the plausible argument of "Skipping Christmas" when the Kranks decide to skip all the Christmas traditions for a year and go on a all-inclusive trip to the caribbean.  The idea sounds fantastic but find themselves hiding from friends and neighbors who are appalled by the idea of them not participating in the neighborhood festivities and parties. 

This book was also made into a movie which is hilarious, I dont know which I enjoyed more the book or the movie-both will have you laughing.  Its a fun read where at the end Luther and Nora Krank do find the real meaning of Christmas.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Chattery Teeth

Chattery Teeth
Author: Stephen King
Read by: Kathy Bates, David Cronenberg, Lindsay Crouse, Jerry Garcia
4 discs

This is a fun read by Stephen King including 4 short stories (1 story on each disc and each read by a different narrator). 

Disc 1: Chattery Teeth read by Kathy Bates
Disc 2: My Pretty Pony read by Jerry Garcia
Disc 3: Sneakers read by David Cronenberg
Disc 4: Dedication ready by Lindsay Crouse

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Crime Beat: A decade of covering cops and killers

Crime Beat
Author: Michael Connelly
Read by: Howard Samuel
8 discs

This is an interesting that is about the author and how he got into being a reporter and later novelist.  This is not one of his "Harry Bosch" novels but basically starts out with a story that led him into being a crime reporter and clippings of stories he covered on the "Crime Beat".

This is an Okay book but I picked it up thinking it was another of his detective novels, instead each chapter seems to discuss different cases that were encountered...its kind of  scattered a bit.  If you are interested in the behind-the-scenes of this writer than its a good book to pickup.  Be warned though that it is not a fiction detective novel that he is familiar with.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

C.J.'s Fate

C.J.'s Fate
Author: Kate Hooper
Read by: Traci svendsgaard
4 discs

C.J. Adams is sick of being teased from her long time friends about her lack of interest in finding a man, when she gets together with her 5 best friends for a ski trip she impulsively embraces a complete stranger, and develop a plan that they were secret lovers.  Although what starts as a plan to get her friends to stop hassling her about getting a man, ends up with both secretly falling for each other causing lots of feelings to erupt when they play this love game and dont know when the other is being sincere or just a show for her friends.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Ice: A Novel

Ice:  A Novel
Author: Linda Howard
Reader: Fred Sanders
Length: 5 hours (4 compact discs)
Publisher: Random House Audio
Release Year: 2009
Genre: Fiction
Categories: Romance

Officer Gabriel McQueen is ordered by his father; the county sheriff to look in on a neighbor woman who lives secluded in the mountains to ensure her safety before a big ice storm is going to hit the town.  Gabriel is hostile about making this trip and worried about getting stuck in the terrible ice storm that is coming.

The girl he is going to look in on is none other than Lolly Helton, the mayors daughter that Gabriel has known since high school and neither have ever been on good terms with each other.  However when he gets to Lolly's house Gabriel senses something is not right and discovers Lolly's home has been invaded by gunmen, resulting in her kidnapping, Gabriel must rescue Lolly all alone without backup to rescue this long lost girl he knew growing up.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Its that time of year again-check out these fun gift ideas!

For the younger kids this is a Really fun book and truly unique from any other kids book I have seen before.  On the cover and Each page when you turn the page it has a flip-book effect where the pictures on the page seem to come to life.  Very cool and even for the kid thats hard on their toys the cover and pages of this book are very well made! Click on the link to the left and there is a video with Rufus Butler Seder (author) showing how the book works!

I absolutely Love this!!! It is the pefect gift that adds the personal touch to whoever you are giving it to.  The "book" listed in example to left is replaced with your own personal last name or last name of gift recipient.

Product Description
This book is part of the Our Name in History series, a collection of fascinating facts and statistics, alongside short historical commentary, created to tell the story of previous generations who have shared this name. The information in this book is a compendium of research and data pulled from census records, military records, ships' logs, immigrant and port records, as well as other reputable sources. Topics include:
  • Name Meaning and Origin
  • Immigration Patterns and Census Detail
  • Family Lifestyles
  • Military Service History
  • Comprehensive Source Guide, for future research
Plus, the Discover Your Family section provides tools and guidance on how you can get started learning more about your own family history.

About the Series
Nearly 300,000 titles are currently available in the Our Name in History series, compiled from Billions of records by the world's largest online resource of family history, Ancestry.com.

This Cookbook was just relased at the end of last month and is the cookbook of all cookbooks.  It offers over 900 pages of recipes that have been collected over the past 150 years; giving this book a nostalgic but also current feel to it. 

There is something for everone in this book; including recipes of varying difficulty so everyone will be able to make things out of it! 

There are recipes from many regions all over the world which is perfect when trying to recreate those recipes our mothers and grandmothers made when we were little.

Monday, November 8, 2010


Author: John Grisham
Read by: John Grisham

High school all-American Neely Crenshaw was probably the best quarterback ever to play for the legendary Messina Spartans. Fifteen years have gone by since those glory days, and Neely has come home to Messina to bury Coach Eddie Rake, the man who molded the Spartans into an unbeatable football dynasty.
Now, as Coach Rake’s “boys” sit in the bleachers waiting for the dimming field lights to signal his passing, they replay the old games, relive the old glories, and try to decide once and for all whether they love Eddie Rake – or hate him. For Neely Crenshaw, a man who must finally forgive his coach – and himself – before he can get on with his life, the stakes are especially high.

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Double Cross

Double Cross
Author: James Patterson
Read by: Jay Fernandez & Michael Stuhlbarg
Alex Cross Series

Alex Cross rejoins the DC police force to confront two of the most diabolical killers he's ever encountered.

Just when Alex Cross's life is calming down, he is drawn back into the game to confront a criminal mastermind like no other. The elaborate murders that have stunned Washington, DC, are the wildest that Alex Cross and his new girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, have ever seen. This maniac adores an audience, and stages his killings as spectacles in public settings. Alex is pursuing a genius of terror who has the whole city on edge as it waits for his next move. And the killer loves the attention, no doubt–he even sets up his own Web site and live video feed to trumpet his madness.

And in Colorado, another criminal mastermind is planning a triumphant return. From his supermaximum-security prison cell, Kyle Craig has plotted for years to have one chance at an impossible escape. If he has to join forces with DC's Audience Killer to get back at the man who put him in that cell–Alex Cross–all the better.

From the author Time magazine has called "the man who can't miss," Double Cross has the pulse-racing momentum and electrifying thrills that have made James Patterson a #1 bestselling storyteller all over the world.


"Patterson never, and I mean never, disappoints." (USA Today Larry King )

"James Patterson is king of the bestseller hill." (Publishers Weekly )

"Patterson has mastered the art of writing page-turning bestsellers." (Chicago Sun-Times )

"The Man Who Can't Miss." (Time Lev Grossman )

"When it comes to construction a harrowing plot, author James Patterson can turn a screw all right." (New York Daily News )

"America's #1 storyteller." (Forbes )
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Marley & Me

Marley & Me
Author: John Grogan
Read by:  John Grogan
The heartwarming and unforgettable story of a family in the making and the
wondrously neurotic dog who taught them what really matters in life
John and Jenny were just beginning their life together. They were young and in love, with a perfect little house and not a care in the world. Then they brought home Marley, a wiggly yellow furball of a puppy. Life would never be the same.
Marley quickly grew into a barreling, ninety-seven-pound streamroller of a Labrador retriever, a dog like no other. He crashed through screen doors, gouged through drywall, flung drool on guests, stole women's undergarments, and ate nearly everything he could get his mouth around, including couches and fine jewelry. Obedience school did no good—Marley was expelled. Neither did the tranquilizers the veterinarian prescribed for him with the admonishment, "Don't hesitate to use these."
And yet Marley's heart was pure. Just as he joyfully refused any limits on his behavior, his love and loyalty were boundless, too. Marley shared the couple's joy at their first pregnancy, and their heartbreak over the miscarriage. He was there when babies finally arrived and when the screams of a seventeen-year-old stabbing victim pierced the night. Marley shut down a public beach and managed to land a role in a feature-length movie, always winning hearts as he made a mess of things. Through it all, he remained steadfast, a model of devotion, even when his family was at its wit's end. Unconditional love, they would learn, comes in many forms.
Is it possible for humans to discover the key to happiness through a bigger-than-life, bad-boy dog? Just ask the Grogans.

Praise for Marley & Me
"...a very funny Valentine ... full of tail-thumping enthusiasm."
—   Janet Maslin, The New York Times
"What Grogan beautifully conveys in this book is the way a dog works himself into the texture of our lives, to the point that - for better or for worse - we can no longer imagine the day dawning without him. ... I defy any reader - friend or foe of dogs - to remain dry-eyed as Grogan tells how he and his family watched an aging Marley falter and realized that this irreplaceable friend would soon be taking his exit." —The Christian Science Monitor

"A funny, touching tribute to [a] 97-pound Lab who was as loyal and loving as he was disobedient." —People

"Grogan's book reminds me of Yorkshire veterinarian James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small in the way that it gets at the heart of the animal-human bond, with humor and with pathos, in a deeply personal manner. Like Herriot, Grogan is a born storyteller." —The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Dog lovers will devour this hilarious, heartwarming story of a family and a family pet." —San Antonio Express-News

"A lively romp of a book... [Marley] showed others how to love fiercely and give freely, even as he barreled through life sniffing crotches and spewing drool. By digging deeper, you see that Marley's tale is really the story of a family in the making, with all the happiness and hurts that go with it." —The South Florida Sun-Sentinel

"Grogan tells a simple story of one family's life, a mostly typical family. But he does it so beautifully and the reader is drawn in by his voice until you become a part of his tale, shaking your head at Marley, laughing at his next indiscretion, delighting in his high points and worrying when things aren't going well. You'll understand the gift that Marley was to this family... Grogan has crafted a loving but unsentimental memory of his dog and what he meant to him, his wife and his children. And that's his gift to us." —The Birmingham News

"Marley & Me is an unvarnished look at the joys and tribulations of sharing your life with a dog. Grogan's account of his young family's first alfresco dining experience with Marley in tow had me laughing so hard I was afraid I'd wake the neighbors."—Asheville Citizen-Times

"As the owner of a 90-pound Bouvier who as a puppy routinely had me screaming on all fours in front of our entire obedience class, I laughed out loud reading John Grogan's hilarious description of his attempts to train his Lab Marley. As they say, No pain, no gain. Grogan's gain —and the reader's too —is Marley, a Hall of Fame dog if there ever was one."    --  John Burnham Schwartz, author of Reservation Road and Claire Marvel

"Expect to laugh, cry and shake your head as you read this book … Marley is a great and memorable dog, and in the hands of a writer as observant, unsentimental and piercing as Grogan, this is a human-canine journey dog lovers will want to take."    --  Jon Katz, bestselling author of A Dog Year and Dogs of Bedlam Farm

"Labrador retrievers are generally considered even-tempered, calm and reliable--and then there's Marley, the subject of this delightful tribute to one Lab who doesn't fit the mold. ... Grogan's chronicle of the...overly energetic but endearing dog is delivered with great humor. Dog lovers will love this account of Grogan's much loved canine." —Publisher's Weekly

"Grogan … offers a humorous and loving tribute to Marley (after Bob Marley), his late 100-pound yellow Labrador … Readers will delight in this tribute; recommended." —Library Journal


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Sunday, November 7, 2010


Authors: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
Read by: Christian Rummel
6 compact discs

A breathtakingly beautiful supermodel disappears from a swimsuit photo shoot at the most glamorous hotel in Hawaii. Only hours after she goes missing, Kim McDaniels's parents receive a terrifying phone call. Fearing the worst, they board the first flight to Maui and begin the hunt for their daughter.

Ex-cop Ben Hawkins, now a reporter for the L.A. Times, gets the McDaniels assignment. The ineptitude of the local police force defies belief—Ben has to start his own investigation for Kim McDaniels to have a prayer. And for Ben to have the story of his life.

All the while, the killer sets the stage for his next production. His audience expects the best—and they won't be disappointed. Swimsuit is a heart-pounding story of fear and desire, transporting you to a place where beauty and murder collide and unspeakable horrors are hidden within paradise.


"Patterson never, and I mean never, disappoints." (USA TODAY Larry King )

"James Patterson is king of the bestseller hill." (Publishers Weekly )

"Patterson has mastered the art of writing page-turning bestsellers." (Chicago Sun-Times )

"The Man Who Can't Miss." (Time Lev Grossman )

"When it comes to construction a harrowing plot, author James Patterson can turn a screw all right." (New York Daily News )

"America's #1 storyteller." (Forbes )

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Fire Sale

Fire Sale
Author: Sara Paretsky
Read by: Sandra Burr
General Fiction
15 hours -12 discs

V.I. Warshawski may have left her old South Chicago neighborhood, but she learns that she cannot escape it.  When V.I. takes over coaching duties of the girls' basketball team at her former high school, she faces an ill-equipped, ragtag group of gangbangers, fundamentalists, and teenage moms, who inevitably draw the detective into their family woes.

Through young Josie Dorrado, V.I. meets the girl's mother, who voices her worries about sabotage in the little flag manufacturing plant where she works.  The biggest employer on the South Side, discount-store behemoth By-Smart, pays even less, and Ms. Dorrado doesn't know how she'll support her four children if the flag plant shuts down.

The elder Dorrado's fears are realized when the plant explodes; V.I. is injured and the owner is killed.  As V.I.  beings to investigate, she finds herself confronting the Bysen family, who own the By-Smart company.  When Billy Bysen runs away with Josie Dorrado, V.I. is squeezed between the needs of two very different families.  As she tries to find the errant teenages, and to track down a particularly cruel murderer, her own life is almost forfeit in the swamps that lie under the city of Chicago.

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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Second Chance

Second Chance
Author: Jane Green
Read by: Rosalyn Landor
General Fiction
11 hours, 41 minutes - 10 Compact Discs

A group of friends sit around a half-cleared dinner table.  Now in their late thirties, most haen't seen on another for years.  Paul, a handsome freelance journalist, is happily married to a grogeous fashion entrepreneur, but they're struggling-unsucessfully so far-t have children.  Saffron lives in Los Angeles; she's had many roles but is hoping for that one big break as she navigates a secret love affair with one of the most famous men in the world.  Olivia, always the wallflower of the group, runs an animal shelter in London and finds herself single afer her longtime lover walked ot.  And the hostess, Holly, is married to the perfect man, has two perfect children, and lives in the perfect house... or does she? 

When their friend Tom is killed in a terrorist attack the group gathers to morun, and as they do they rediscover the power of friendship, the politics of change, and the true meaning of a mid-life crisis.  Engrossing, mesmerizing and deliciously appealing, Second Chance will strike a chord with anyone who is still trying to figure life out. 

The Pelican Brief

The Pelican Brief
By John Grisham
(2999-CD) 9 compact Discs
Read by Alexander Adams

Late one October night, Justice Abe Rosenberg, at 91 the Supreme Court's liberal legend, is gunned down in his Georgetown home. Two hours later Myron Jensen, the court's youngest and most conservative justice, is strangled.  The country is stunned.  The FBI has no clues.

But Darby Shaw, a brilliant young law student and Tulane University, thinks she has the answer, She prepares a meticulous though very speculative brief that builds a strong case against a surprise suspect --  a suspect with very powerful friends who want Darby and "the pelican brief" she wrote out of the way for good!

"Takes suspense past the legal limit." (The New York Times)