Book Reviews Part 1 Fiction Audible books – Podcast 114


Review and Round Up of Audio Books I’ve listened to lately. This is Part 1: Fiction books. All these books are available on Audible and as e-books or paper books. Is that what you call them? Paper books??

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Audio Book Reviews and Podcast Recommendations

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I’m doing a review round up on a lot of the books and I’ve been listening to while running and eating lately. And if you didn’t like Game of Thrones – I want to share a warning about 1 book I’m NOT going to finish. 

Fiction Novels Round-Up

  1. Life of Pi 

by Yann Martel 

Review: Good. I didn’t think I was going to like it. My friend suggested it as part of our imaginary book club. I thought it was going to teach me the meaning of life and it didn’t… so I guess the search continues. Great Reader.

  1. Oryx and Crake 

by Margaret Atwood

Review: Good. Different. Interesting. Didn’t realize it was part of a trilogy – but they’re not super related so you don’t need to listen to all of them. Great Reader.

  1. The Deep, Deep Snow 

by Brian Freeman

Review: Good. I think the dialogue between the people didn’t sound natural. But other than that – I didn’t predict the ending. I like that it wasn’t just one person and their one issue. The narrator was dealing with work and family at the same time. And the plot was layered so when one main issue was resolved there were still other things to address.

  1. The Silent Patient 

by Alex Michaelides

Review: Good! I think this was recommended by someone on The Young House Love podcast? It was engaging – wanted to finish. There’s a good twist ending, which I liked. 

  1. The Woman in Cabin 10 

by Ruth Ware

Review: Good. Suspenseful aka stressful. It was a little frustrating that she seemed helpless a lot of the book. But it was a quick, easy listen.

  1. Something in the Water: A Novel 

by Catherine Steadman

Review: Okay-Good.  I love that the write read it – and she gave a great performance.

But as the story progressed… I felt myself questioning what was happened. Basically – I didn’t really believe it? The characters were doing things and there wasn’t an explanation of why, when and how they changed. I get that events change people and we’re complex but there wasn’t character development to explain how this person was changing. And towards the end the main character seems to just think she’s a victim of the circumstances. It wraps up and I feel like she’s just unattached. It’s hard to explain without spoilers. I kinda wanted to talk to someone about this because I was super skeptical and wanted to know if others believed it.

7. NOT FINISHED – Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

*Next time I’ll review the non-fiction books I’ve listened to recently!*

And I’m Currently Listening to…

Fall and Rise by Mitchell Zuckoff

I reviewed Duped and Ladies Who Punch on Podcast ep 111 

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 If you have any book recommendations please share them!!

Comment on my IG post about this episode or DM me!! I like interesting non-fiction, light mysteries but nothing super violent, funny books, books that will change my life and make me a better person. 


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