Before I move on to the current list of bestsellers… Great news! BBC Audiobooks America has decided to produce an audiobook version of selections from the 100 Stories for Haiti. When completed, it will be available for download through the iTunes store.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett, narrated by Jenna Lamia Bahni. This book has made tons of best book lists, and I still haven’t read it. The story of three women who come together in 1962 Mississippi is supposed to be wonderful. I hate to admit it, but the cover is so unappealing that I think that puts me off. Am I the only one who judges a book by its cover?
Worst Case by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge, narrated by Bobby Cannavale, John Glover, and Orlagh Cassidy. Another of Patterson’s co-authored works, with his name in big letters above the title and Ledwidge’s in smaller gray ones below. This novel features Michael Bennett, NY detective, on the hunt for a criminal who has taken some of the wealthiest citizen’s hostage. If you have read any of my articles, you know that I have been fed up with Patterson and therefore will not read his books…
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown read by Paul Michael. The Lost Symbol continues to be on the bestseller list. The follow-up to The Da Vinci Code has had such mixed reviews that I have vacillated on reading it. I have it. It’s in that stack of books that will be read sometime this year… I think.
Poor Little Bitch Girl by Jackie Collins, read by the author, Alliston Daugherty, Lara Hirner, and John Bedford Lloyd. As in all Jackie Collins books, there are glamorous characters with more money and power than common sense. I’m pretty sure there will be lots of sex in this one as well… Perhaps a vacation/beach read?
The Man from Beijing by Henning Mankell, read by Rosalyn Landor. A complex global thriller has judge Birgitta Roslin shocked. The investigation takes the character to Beijing, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique… as well as the past.
Horns by Joe Hill, narrated by Fred Berman. Hill, son of Stephen King, has written a new horror/thriller. After a night of doing horrible things, Ignatius Perrish wakes up to find that he seems to be growing a pair of horns from his forehead. I need to find some reviews of this… as a King fan, I’m naturally curious about it.
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