Hi there. Thanks for stopping by to check on my week. I’m actually on the road this long weekend. We left Thursday for a family friend’s wedding in southern California. We’re also going to do some special visiting with my brother and sister.
I spent the earlier part of this week with two amazing audio-books – each one unique.
The Trespasser by Tina French is the last book (so far) in the author’s Dublin Murder Squad. Each book is a great story, but also like a special trip to Dublin. The audio-books are superb because they are narrated in the most beautiful Irish brogue. It feels like I’m listening to this story right there in Dublin.
The “trespasser” in the story refers to a clue within this intricately plotted mystery. The disaster is a family – mom, dad and two children – are all dead in their home, with the exception of the mom who is barely alive. This is definitely a huge “whodunnit” because the detectives – and this reader – are forced to suspect every person in the story except the two little children. Tana French is truly an excellent writer, not just a great mystery writer. She’s well worth reading, even if you’re not a mystery fan.
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I also listened to The Home Front, an excellent audio history of the culture of World War II. It’s an original production by Audible in which they brilliantly used the oral histories from places like the Library of Congress, the World War II Museum and the Rosie the Riveter project. I loved hearing the voices with a variety of accents of the people who lived, worked, and fought during this time period. I also thought the narrator, Martin Sheen, did an excellent job.
I actually shouldn’t call this a “book” since there is no paper or electronic version of The Home Front. It is currently FREE on Audible until mid-November. The Home Front ran a little over 8 hours. You’ll be glad you listened.
That’s it for me this week. I hope you’ve had a great week too. Happy Reading.