Friday, August 01, 2008

Web of Evil: A Novel of Suspense

by J.A. Jance (Author) Search for ISBN: HCL RCL MPL SPPL MnLINK WorldCat
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Books on Tape! (well, technically - but a reall cassette based book, not an mp3 in site.). Another book on good-old-fashioned tape... I find it interesting how nice it is to listen to using the old-fashioned style audio book.

Nicely read by Karen Ziemba, it passed my test "do you feel like there were multiple voices/characters?" She did that well and the pace moved along well - lots of action, though maybe a few too many heroine-in-peril moments. The use of a blog ( The protagonist blogs about her being dumped by a husband who we only see long enough to witness his murder. It's an interesting device - I hope it doesn't persist into the next books - I've already downloaded the next from my library system. I'm not a Luddite - I DO use digital recordings too!)


Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Common Sense, by Thomas Paine

A couple things converged to make me pick this up....

First - one of the tech people backstage at Bye Bye Birdie was reading it.

Then, NYTimes ran this article: Say So Long to an Old Companion: Cassette Tapes - that filled me with nostalgia.  Despite having (too) many mp3 players, I have quite a few audiobooks on tape, and have read many more from the library.

So - when in the library last night, what should I see but an audiotape of Common Sense!  It was too good to pass up.  And I'm glad I didn't.   A very trenchant and apropos work.  The link up top will get you to the Gutenberg copy, this will help you find the Ramsey library audio:  click

Or, go to Librivox here