Category Archives: Audiobook

43. Dance, Gladys, Dance (Cassie Stocks)

As followers are well aware, I LOVE Canada Reads.  I love the lead up to the event, reading books from the long list, reading ALL the books from the short-list,  following the event and best of all attending this literary … Continue reading

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40. Fruit (Brian Francis)

Listening to Fruit was like a walk back through the 1980s.  Set in Sarnia, I would have missed this 2004 novel if it were not for my goal of completing the 100 Novels that Make You Proud to Be Canadian … Continue reading

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36. Collaborating with the Enemy (Adam Kahane)

After reading Adam Kahane’s Solving Tough Problems as part of a change management course (part of the MA Leadership curriculum), I was keen to read Collaborating with the Enemy, his latest book of tips.  Although it was narrated well, I … Continue reading

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32. Flat Broke with Two Goats (Jennifer McGaha)

I love to “read” audio books when I am driving and the library has a great selection to borrow from.  At the top of the listing was Flat Broke with Two Goats:  A Memoir of Appalachia telling the story of … Continue reading

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20. Born a Crime (Trevor Noah)

Born a Crime is a best selling collection of 18 essays written by Trevor Noah, comedian and host of the Daily Show.  His first book describes his childhood and experiences born during apartheid and growing up in the early days … Continue reading

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89. Caroline: Little House Revisited (Sarah Miller)

Reading Caroline:  Little House Revisited was like a guilty pleasure.  It enabled me to revisit the lives of Charles, Caroline, Mary and Laura Ingalls as they travelled from the Little House in the Big Woods to Kansas in 1870.  As … Continue reading

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48. Commonwealth (Ann Patchett)

“Franny, half asleep on top of the bedspread beside her husband, was unable to map out all the ways the future would unravel without the moorings of the past”. An uninvited guest shows up a christening party bearing a bottle … Continue reading

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44. The One-In-A-Million Boy (Monica Wood)

I might not have picked up The One-In-A-Million Boy if it weren’t for the Brantford Public Library Goodreads Online Book Club but it was a sweet little story of perseverance, hope and unlikely friendships. The audio version of The One-in-a- Million boy … Continue reading

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33. The Two-Family House (Lynda Cohen Loigman)

It was a snowy night in 1947, Brooklyn.  Sister-in-law’s, Helen and Rose, are home alone with their children while their husbands are stranded on a business trip, due to the storm.  The two expectant mothers go into early labour and as they cannot … Continue reading

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32. Lion (Saroo Brierley)

It is hard to believe that 5 year old Saroo Brierley  could survive lost in the crowded streets of Calcutta.  Somehow, this brave boy not only survived but recalled landmarks as he searched for his home via google maps many years later from … Continue reading

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