Wednesday, June 12, 2013

New on the iPod

 The good news is I'm starting to slow down with my audio-loading...unless I receive little parcels of love from my library next week, I've only got two more books to add (the iPod isn't at full capacity yet but is as full as it has ever been).  Here are this week's additions:


 The Good House by Ann Leary (received from the Orange County Library)

Synopsis:  Hildy is a moderately successful real estate broker living in a small town on Boston's North Shore.  Her family recently staged an intervention and shipped her off to rehab for her alcoholism, and now is lonely, in a bit of denial, and needs a friend. She reaches out to a wealthy newcomer, and soon becomes embroiled in the underbelly of her small town...scandal, desire, mysticism and gossip.  At turns hilarious and chilling.

Narrator:  Mary Beth Hurt
Listening length:  10 hours and 12 minutes

 Frozen in Time by Mitchell Zuckoff (received from the Orange County Library)

Synopsis:  This is a gripping true story of survival, bravery and honor in the vast Arctic wilderness during WWII.  After a US cargo plane slammed into the Greenland Ice Cap, a B-17 search and rescue plane also got lost and crashed there too.  This is the story of those crashes and the fates of the survivors.

Narrator:  Mitchell Zuckoff
Listening length:  8 hours and 57 minutes

 Lowcountry Summer by Dorothea Benton Frank (received from the Orange County Library)

Synopsis:  After the loss of the family matriarch, opinionated Caroline Levine is less concerned with her middle age than all of her family problems...her son shacking up with an older single mom, a drunk and disorderly sister-in-law, four nieces from hell, a grieving brother, a pig-farmer boyfriend with a weak heart, and a crush on the local sheriff.  Attitude and theatrics are combined with the saga of loss and acceptance.

Narrator:  Robin Miles
Listening length:  12 hours and 12 minutes


caite said...

Always love the covers on Franks books...but not sure I ever read one.

Beth F said...

I really liked the audio of Lowcountry Summer. But I'm not an expert in Southern accents.

The Relentless Reader said...

Frozen in Time is an excellent book, I hope you love it!

JoAnn said...

The Good House will be my next audible purchase (or credit)... if I can only get through Tess! Lowcountry Summer seems like a book I'd enjoy, too.

bermudaonion said...

You're gonna love The Good House!!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I have Frozen in Time in book form. I think I'll get to it when feeling really hot!

Michele said...

I keep forgetting about Frozen in Time....then I see you mention it and I become obsessed all over again. I think I will download from audible and be done with it. Thx for the reminder!

Anonymous said...

I'm waiting on The Good House on audio from the library- and I'm currently loving Frozen in Time in print.

Iliana said...

Have not read anything by Dorothea Benton Frank even though I see her books everywhere. They seem like the kind of stories you can read through quickly and enjoy on an lazy afternoon. Enjoy your audio books!

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