Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff – An Audio Book Review

Blurb: It has been 27 long years since the last sunrise. For nearly three decades, vampires have waged war against humanity, building their eternal empire even as they tear down our own. Now, only a few tiny sparks of light endure in a sea of darkness. Gabriel de León, half man, half monster and last…… Continue reading Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff – An Audio Book Review

The Planets by Andrew Cohen & Professor Brian Cox – An Audio Book Review

Blurb: Mercury, a lifeless victim of the Sun’s expanding power. Venus, once thought to be lush and fertile, now known to be trapped within a toxic and boiling atmosphere. Mars, the red planet, doomed by the loss of its atmosphere. Jupiter, twice the size of all the other planets combined, but insubstantial. Saturn, a stunning…… Continue reading The Planets by Andrew Cohen & Professor Brian Cox – An Audio Book Review

The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin – An Audio Book Review

Blurb: ”I hate every wave of the ocean”, the seasick Charles Darwin wrote to his family during his five-year voyage on the H.M.S. Beagle. It was this world-wide journey, however, that launched the scientists career. The Voyage of the Beagle is Darwin’s fascinating account of his trip – of his biological and geological observations and collection activities,…… Continue reading The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin – An Audio Book Review

Priest of Gallows by Peter McLean – An Audio Book Review

Blurb: Gangster, soldier, priest. Queen’s Man. Governor.  Tomas Piety has everything he ever wanted. In public he’s a wealthy, highly respected businessman, happily married to a beautiful woman and Governor of his home city of Ellinburg. In private, he’s no longer a gang lord but one of the Queen’s Men, invisible and officially non-existent, working…… Continue reading Priest of Gallows by Peter McLean – An Audio Book Review

Murder: The Biography by Kate Morgan – A Book Review

Blurb: The stories and the people involved in the history of murder are stranger, darker and more compulsive than any crime fiction. There’s Richard Parker, the cannibalized cabin boy whose death at the hands of his hungry crewmates led the Victorian courts to decisively outlaw a defence of necessity to murder. Dr Percy Bateman, the…… Continue reading Murder: The Biography by Kate Morgan – A Book Review

Red Country by Joe Abercrombie – An Audio Book Review

Blurb: Shy South comes home to her farm to find a blackened shell; her brother and sister have been stolen and she’s going to have to return to her bad old ways if she’s ever going to see them again. She sets off in grim pursuit with only her cowardly old step-father Lamb for company.…… Continue reading Red Country by Joe Abercrombie – An Audio Book Review

Death or Glory by Sandy Mitchell – An Audio Book Review

Blurb: Once again, reluctant hero Commissar Cain is catapulted into glory in the fourth instalment of this tremendously popular series. Escaping from a disastrous space battle, the commissar and his malodorous sidekick Jurgen crash-land behind enemy lines. Even the sly Cain can’t avoid a straight fight this time, as the only way out is to…… Continue reading Death or Glory by Sandy Mitchell – An Audio Book Review

Ten Low by Stark Holborn – A Book Review

Blurb: Ten Low is an ex-army medic, one of many convicts eking out a living at the universe’s edge. She’s desperate to escape her memories of the interstellar war, and the crimes she committed, but trouble seems to follow wherever she goes. One night, attempting to atone for her sins, she pulls a teenage girl…… Continue reading Ten Low by Stark Holborn – A Book Review

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick Dewitt – An Audio Book Review

Blurb: Oregon, 1851. Eli and Charlie Sisters, notorious professional killers, are on their way to California to kill a man named Hermann Kermit Warm. On the way, the brothers have a series of unsettling experiences in the landscape of Gold Rush America. And they bicker a lot. Arriving in California, and discover that Warm has…… Continue reading The Sisters Brothers by Patrick Dewitt – An Audio Book Review

Wanderers by Chuck Wendig – A Book Review

Blurb: A decadent rock star. A deeply religious radio host. A disgraced scientist. And a teenage girl who may be the world’s last hope. From the mind of Chuck Wendig comes an astonishing tapestry of humanity that Harlan Coben calls “a suspenseful, twisty, satisfying, surprising, thought-provoking epic.” Shana wakes up one morning to discover her…… Continue reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig – A Book Review