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#AudiobookReview: The Dispatcher by John Scalzi

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Here's another crappy review.


The Dispatcher by John Scalzi, Narrated by Zachary Quinto
Audiobook 2+ hours
Released October 2016
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Zachary Quinto - best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot and the menacing, power-stealing serial killer, Sylar, in Heroes - brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi.

One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know. But it changes everything: war, crime, daily life.

Tony Valdez is a Dispatcher - a licensed, bonded professional whose job is to humanely dispatch those whose circumstances put them in death's crosshairs, so they can have a second chance to avoid the reaper. But when a fellow Dispatcher and former friend is apparently kidnapped, Tony learns that there are some things th…

#BookReview: Unsub by Meg Gardiner

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Sorry for falling off the planet last week. Time got away from me.


Unsub by Meg Gardiner, Narrated by Hillary Hubar
AudiobookThriller 12 hours
Released June 2017
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A riveting psychological thriller inspired by the never-caught Zodiac Killer, about a young detective determined to apprehend the serial murderer who destroyed her family and terrorized a city 20 years earlier.

Caitlin Hendrix has been a narcotics detective for six months when the killer at the heart of all her childhood nightmares reemerges: the Prophet. An UNSUB - what the FBI calls an unknown subject - the Prophet terrorized the Bay Area in the 1990s and nearly destroyed her father, the lead investigator on the case.

The Prophet's cryptic messages and mind games drove Detective Mack Hendrix to the brink of madness, and Mack's failure to solve the series of ritualized murders - 11 seemingly unconnected victims left with the ancient sign for Mercury etched into their flesh - was the final nail in the coff…

#BookReview: The Party by Robyn Harding

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Not all it was cracked up to be :(


The Party by Robyn Harding
Fiction
Released June 2017
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In this stunning and provocative domestic drama about a sweet sixteen birthday party that goes horribly awry, a wealthy family in San Francisco finds their picture-perfect life unraveling, their darkest secrets revealed, and their friends turned to enemies.

One invitation. A lifetime of regrets.

Sweet sixteen. It’s an exciting coming of age, a milestone, and a rite of passage. Jeff and Kim Sanders plan on throwing a party for their daughter, Hannah—a sweet girl with good grades and nice friends. Rather than an extravagant, indulgent affair, they invite four girls over for pizza, cake, movies, and a sleepover. What could possibly go wrong?

But things do go wrong, horrifically so. After a tragic accident occurs, Jeff and Kim’s flawless life in a wealthy San Francisco suburb suddenly begins to come apart. In the ugly aftermath, friends become enemies, dark secrets are revealed in the Sande…

Between Naps Feb 18 Edition

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Between naps is a little recap of what we were up to last week and what's coming up soon(ish).

Last Week (or so) on the Blog:

The Reviews:
♥  Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrota
♥  Dream Woods by Patrick Lacey
♥  Splatterpunk Fighting Back by Various
♥  Virtually Perfect by Paige Roberts
♥  The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
♥  Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory

The Other Stuff:
♥  TTT: Top Ten Books That Have Been On My TBR the Longest
♥  New Edition of Got My Eye On with more tempting reads!
♥  Tackling the TBR Book Announcement

I'm still keeping up with comments but it was touch and go for a bit there :)  
What We've Been Up To 

Whoops, I missed a week. I see I am already back to my never able to stick to any kind of schedule ways. Sorry about that but that's who I am apparently.
Well, I've had to swap out a few days of 80 Day Obsession with Yoga With Adriennewhen I tweaked my back on leg day lifting too heavy of a weight with less than stellar form so I will not be finished this progra…

#AudioBookReview: Class Mom by Laurie Gelman

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I don't know how I ended up with this audio but it cracked me up.


Class Mom by Laurie Gelman, Narrated by Laurie Gelman
Audiobook, Humorous Fiction
Released June 2017
Amazon ♦ Goodreads
Jen Dixon is not your typical Kansas City kindergarten class mom - or mom in general. Jen already has two college-age daughters by two different (probably) musicians, and it's her second time around the class mom block with five-year-old Max - this time with a husband and father by her side. Though her best friend and PTA president sees her as the "wisest" candidate for the job (or oldest), not all of the other parents agree.

From recording parents' response times to her emails about helping in the classroom to requesting contributions of "special" brownies for curriculum night, not all of Jen's methods win approval from the other moms. Throw in an old flame from Jen's past, a hypersensitive "allergy mom", a surprisingly sexy kindergarten teacher, and an impo…

Got My Eye On All of These!

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Need more books? Maybe something here will tempt you :)

I saw a post over at Mailbox Monday that was encouraging readers to share their best finds of the week via their Books That Caught Our Eye posts. I love, love, love that idea so this is my warped version of it.

Here are the six books I've added to the very top my wishlist with credit to my lovely enablers :)

Char's Horror Corner
My horror reading friend, Char, has given me not one but four must read books to seek out this week. Click the linky above to check out her blog.
October by Michael Rowe

Char says, "OCTOBER will join Rowe's last two books on my list of favorites. It's beautifully written, evocative, brutal and surprising all at once. I only wish it could have been a little longer. 

Highly recommended to fans of LGBT and dark , dark fiction!"

Here's what it's about:
The time: the waning years of the 1990s at the dawn of the millennium.

The place: an isolated rural town called Auburn, which cou…