Book reviews

Book Review Podcast: Running in Vegas

This week Dave tells a hilarious (and weird) tale about losing his wallet in Las Vegas that also involves him running long distances in Vegas.  Laura shares a surprising story about a stale cupcake and the local bakery that made it.  Andrew dives into pound cake as large as his head.

Books reviewed in this episode are:  The Disinherited Prince by Guy Antibes, Kill Creek by Scott Thomas, Heartbreaker by Claudia Dey.   Audiobook of the week is Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes read by the delightful Bronson Pinchot.

Another book mentioned this week:  The World According to Garp by John Irving. We mention John Irving on the show pretty much every week.  

 

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The Dime, Old Man’s War, Desparation Road

Our heroes, Dave, Andrew and Laura, talk about books that they had great expectations for and that failed miserably.  At the mention of Great Expectations, Charles Dickens uses that as an excuse to call in and we also dive deep into a small town in Mississsippi because of Dave’s book, Desperation Road.

Books reviewed in this episode are:  The Dime by Kathleen Kent, Old Man’s War by John Scalzi, Desperation Road by Michael Farris Smith   Audiobook of the week is the big and bold Redemption Road by John Hart read by Scott Shepherd.

Other books mentioned this week are:  The Bird Box by Josh Malerman.  And yes, it’s better than the movie.

 

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She Rides Shotgun, Rising Man, Ugly American

In episode 4 our heroes, Dave, Andrew and Laura, take a call from Charles Dickens who was upset at their critique of his Tale of Two Cities. Andrew announces a plan to mail a book to any listener that needs a book recommendation. Dave tells a story about two drunk guys and a drone in his backyard at dusk and, yet again, all three of them are annoyed by other people.

Books reviewed in this episode are: A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee,  She Rides Shotgun by Jordan HarperThe Ugly American by Eugene Burdick and William Lederer.   Audiobook of the week is a full cast production of Neil Gaiman’s charming The Graveyard Book.  

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Because what doesn’t say Christmas like a life size Mike Myers doll?  Yes, this is what Andrew gave his 7 year old this year.  Listen to the show this week for more!

Other books mentioned this week were Good to Great by Jim Collins, The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe and T.H. White’s The Once and Future King.

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Quicker, Last Night Lobster, Mink River

In episode 3 (our best episode to date!), our heroes, Dave, Andrew and Laura, discuss why Andrew can’t have fruit delivered to his office, why one of Dave’s students got up in the middle of class and walked out and they had spirited discussions about, well, pretty much everything including their book recommendations.

Books reviewed in this episode are: Quicker by Laurence Dahners,  Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O’NanMink River by Brian Doyle.   Audiobook of the week is Ken Bruen’s The Guards read by Gerry O’Brien.  Our Christmas book selection is Nos4a2 by the crazy talented Joe Hill.

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Horrorstor, Koban, End of World Running Club

In episode 2 our heroes, Dave, Andrew and Laura, discuss the holidays and why we find other people annoying.  Dave disses Andrew’s science fiction book, Andrew talks to us in German.  Again. And Laura prattles on about cowboy hats in Denver.

Our book picks for this week are:  Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix, Koban by Stephen W. Bennett and The End of the World Running Club by Adrian J. Walker.  Audiobook of the week is Don Winslow‘s The Force read by the velvet toned Dion Graham.  Special mention: We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix,.  Christmas book selection is the fantastic David Morrell‘s The Spy Who Came For Christmas.

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Doomsday Book, NY Trilogy, Quarter Share

In this episode, our heroes, Dave, Andrew and Laura, introduce themselves and talk a little bit about why they love reading, Dave gives out his cell phone number, Andrew compares himself to Jason Bourne and Laura speaks favorably about the apocalypse. What more can you ask for?

They also review three of their favorite books:  Quarter Share by Nathan Lowell, The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis and The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster.   Their pick for audiobook of the week is Tana French’s The Witch Elm read by the fantastic Paul Nugent.  They end this first episode with a discussion on some great books that will come out as movies in 2019.

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