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Old June 29 2014, 08:27 PM   #1306
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Re: What are you reading?

Just finished The Martian. Really good stuff there from a first-time author. I rank it up there among my favourite Mars fiction such as Ben Bova's Mars.
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Old June 30 2014, 03:52 PM   #1307
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I just read Unintended Consequences, by Marti Green, on my kindle...Wow! What a great thriller! It's concerns the Help Innocent Prisoners Project. and was only a buck ninety-nine.

I highly recommend it for everyone; especially if you go books about the law. Very suspense-filled; the...I couldn't put it down kind.
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Old July 1 2014, 12:17 AM   #1308
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Re: What are you reading?

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead.
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Old July 2 2014, 01:38 AM   #1309
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Burning Bright by E.J. Stevens
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Old July 2 2014, 01:49 AM   #1310
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Tatiana, by Martin Cruz Smith. Good, not great.
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Old July 2 2014, 02:24 AM   #1311
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I just read Unintended Consequences, by Marti Green, on my kindle...Wow! What a great thriller! It's concerns the Help Innocent Prisoners Project. and was only a buck ninety-nine.

I highly recommend it for everyone; especially if you go books about the law. Very suspense-filled; the...I couldn't put it down kind.
I just bought it both on Kindle and at Audible. It cost me less to buy the Kindle book first ($4) and than the Audible ($1.99) than it would have been to have bought the Audible on it own.

I really, really enjoyed We Have Always Lived in the Castle which I mentioned in my previous post. The narrator, Bernadette Dunne was excellent.

After that I listen to, and also read a little on my Kindle, Frozen Out (also published under the title Frozen Assets) by Quentin Bates. It was a murder mystery set in Iceland. I think it lacked something, maybe because the author wasn't Icelandic he didn't capture the Icelandic mood like a native author did. I wasn't that keen on the narrator, Mel Hudson.

Now I am listening to another Douglas Preston/Lincoln Child book, Riptide, narrated by Scott Brick.
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Old July 2 2014, 07:02 AM   #1312
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Cosmos and Psyche - Richard Tarnas
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Old July 2 2014, 07:03 PM   #1313
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Re: What are you reading?

In The Beginning: Science faces God in the Book of Genesis by Isaac Asimov.
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Old July 2 2014, 07:23 PM   #1314
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Alternating between Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan and (still working my way through) A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin.
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Old July 3 2014, 01:43 AM   #1315
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Owain Taggart wrote: View Post
Just finished The Martian. Really good stuff there from a first-time author. I rank it up there among my favourite Mars fiction such as Ben Bova's Mars.
Isn't it a riot? And the best part is that's 'hard' SF; the wisecracking commentary and the brilliant on-the-fly engineering go back and forth with one another.

I'm finishing up George Washington's Secret Six, which is diverting enough but not exactly scholarly. It's so narrative he has psuedo-fabricated 'conversations' happening between the characters, and there's nary a footnote. I'm only reading it because the book I'd INTENDED to read for the week of the Fourth (The Men who Lost America got lost in the mail.
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Old July 3 2014, 10:24 PM   #1316
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The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead. It's book two of the Bloodlines series. I have two more after this to read before the next one comes out later this month.
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Old July 4 2014, 12:04 AM   #1317
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I finished Riptide. I didn't enjoy it as much as most of the other Preston/Child books I have read. The plot was good but I think the characters were not that interesting.

I am now listening to Revenge of the Whale: The True Story of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick, narrated by Taylor Mali.
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Old July 4 2014, 12:59 AM   #1318
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Now into 'The Moon Maze Game' (Dream Park 4) by Niven & Barnes. Started off a boit wobbly but seems to be picking up steam, could be good. LARPing in a crater on the Moon, with terrorists infiltrating the Game. What's game and what's real?
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Old July 4 2014, 01:38 AM   #1319
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Seraphim by Phaedra Weldon
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Old July 4 2014, 02:07 AM   #1320
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dreams of empire a 2nd doctor who book.
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