15. April 2015 · Write a comment · Categories: Brian, Informational Book, NonFiction

Information Doesn't Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age by Corey Doctorow, 192 pages, read by Brian, on 04/10/2015

coryI listen to this book and it is read by Wil Wheaton, who does a fantastic job reading it.  This is a book about the highs and lows the creative industry faces in the internet era.

 

15. April 2015 · Write a comment · Categories: Brian, How To's, NonFiction · Tags:

Little Crystal Meditation by Philip Permutt, 100 pages, read by Brian, on 04/09/2015

crystalIdeal for both beginners and advanced meditators, The Little Crystal Meditation brings crystal healing and meditation together in a unique way. In short ten-minute tracks for busy people on the go, top UK crystal expert and author Philip Permutt combines the energies of crystals with traditional practice to enhance the various stages of meditation, from getting started and clearing the body, mind, and spirit through to a deeper level of discovery. Included are detailed sleeve notes by Philip.

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15. April 2015 · Write a comment · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Paranormal

Undead Pool by Kim Harrison, 423 pages, read by Brian, on 04/12/2015

poolRachel Morgan, a Day-walking demon just saved the World and did I mention she is a witch too? But saving the world came with a price and now Ohio is being hit by some pretty nasty magic which causes spells to go wrong and the stress between the humans and nonhumans is boiling over.

 

15. April 2015 · Write a comment · Categories: Brian, How To's, NonFiction · Tags:

Meditation Workshop by Philip Permutt, 100 pages, read by brian, on 04/02/2015

meditationIn this innovative workshop, popular meditationteacher and internationally acclaimed author Philip Permutt introducesbeginning meditators to techniques and exercises that will enable them to relaxthe body and empty the mind. Included are a specially recorded guidedmeditation and detailed sleeve notes by Philip.    

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02. April 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fantasy, Fiction

Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones, 307 pages, read by Brian, on 04/02/2015

secondCharley Davidson part-time private investigator and full-time Grim reaper with her best friend, Cookie, have another mystery to solve.  Cookie’s friend, Mimi is missing,  Reyes Alexander Farrow, Son of Satan, protecting Charley from demons and whatever else should pop on the way.  Another entertaining book by Darynda Jones.

 

30. March 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Science Fiction

Allies (Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi #5) by Christie Golden, 345 pages, read by Brian, on 03/28/2015

alliesAllies is book five of Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi series.  In this version Luke Skywalker and his son, Ben, join the Sith to stop an unspeakable evil.  While this is going on, Chief of State Natasi Daala had the Jedi Order under siege.  Much Much More happens in this latest Star Wars masterpiece.

 

climateI liked how this book is organized in presenting it’s story.  Global warming and climate change not the same thing and the author takes the doubters questions and shows how they are wrong about their incomplete beliefs.

 

26. March 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Tomb Raider Tankobon: Volume 3 by Dan Jurgens, 220 pages, read by Brian, on 03/20/2015

tomb3Adventurer Lara Croft visits exotic locales in search of the world’s greatest treasure. From the archives of Top Cow Productions, one of the leading publishers of comic books in North America, Bandai Entertainment is proud to release a new series of graphic novels featuring the best of Lara Croft’s adventures!

26. March 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Tomb Raider: Tankobon: Volume 1 by Dan Jurgens, 236 pages, read by Brian, on 03/19/2015

tombAdventurer Lara Croft visits exotic locales in search of the world’s greatest treasures. This title is a part of a series of graphic novels featuring the best of Lara Croft’s adventures.

 

26. March 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal

First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones, 310 pages, read by Brian, on 03/19/2015

graveFirst Grave on the Right is about Death.  I mean the person who sees dead people and takes them to there rightful place after they die.  Charley Davidson, is such Death, a grim reaper if you will, who moonlights as a private investigator. She is kind of lazy, smart-ass, and a heart of gold as she solves the murders of the recently deceased.

 

26. March 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Brian, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal

Pale Demon by Kim Harrison, 439 pages, read by Brian, on 03/18/2015

paleKim Harrison is a wonderful writer, her books are interesting, funny and suspenseful, Pale Demon is no different.  Rachel Morgan is condemned by the witches society for using black magic.  She has three days to travel across country to prove her innocence and not be sent to the demons.  Travelling with a vampire, elf, pixie and other assorted creatures trying to kill her, this shouldn’t be a problem at all.  Should it?

 

26. March 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Business, NonFiction, Self Help

Happy at Work: 60 Simple Ways to Stay Engaged and Be Successful by Jim Donovan, 176 pages, read by Brian, on 03/24/2015

18342410Happy @ Work is a good but not great book.  Jim gives the reader good ways to be more productive, work better with others and of course, to be happy at work.  The suggestions are good but obvious, yes, I like to be reminded of what I strayed away from but I was looking for to get over the next hurdle.

 

06. March 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Poetry

Faithful and Virtuous Night by Louise Gluck, 71 pages, read by Brian, on 03/06/2015

poetryLouise Glück is one of the finest American poets at work today. Her Poems 1962–2012 was hailed as “a major event in this country’s literature” in the pages of The New York Times. Every new collection is at once a deepening and a revelation. Faithful and Virtuous Night is no exception.
You enter the world of this spellbinding book through one of its many dreamlike portals, and each time you enter it’s the same place but it has been arranged differently. You were a woman. You were a man. This is a story of adventure, an encounter with the unknown, a knight’s undaunted journey into the kingdom of death; this is a story of the world you’ve always known, that first primer where “on page three a dog appeared, on page five a ball” and every familiar facet has been made to shimmer like the contours of a dream, “the dog float[ing] into the sky to join the ball.”Faithful and Virtuous Night tells a single story but the parts are mutable, the great sweep of its narrative mysterious and fateful, heartbreaking and charged with wonder. (GoodReads)

 

05. March 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, NonFiction · Tags:

American Farmer: The Heart of Our Country by Katrina Fried, 276 pages, read by Brian, on 03/03/2015

farmerPaul Mobley, traveled across the country to get into the heart of the farmers of American, not corporate farming but generations of farmers who have worked through the weather, economy and other hardships.  This book displays beautiful pictures of the people in their natural settings and the verse wonderful and striking.

 

03. March 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Autobiographies, Brian, NonFiction

Revolution by Russell Brand, 299 pages, read by Brian, on 03/03/2015

brandYou say you want a revolution….Russell Brand’s new book is informative, well researched and funny.  Russell brings sharp wit as he talks about societies ills and ways to fix them.  Never left hanging, I read this book pretty much straight through to the end.  Bravo Mr. Brand.

 

03. March 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, NonFiction, Sports

Sportsmans Park: The Players, the Fans & the Game by Dan O'Neil, 160 pages, read by Brian, on 03/02/2015

parkStories and never-before seen pictures of the greatest ballpark in the greatest baseball city, St. Louis, Missouri.

 

03. March 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Black Panther: The Man Without Fear by David Liss, 144 pages, read by Brian, on 03/02/2015

blackDaredevil is gone who is going to protect us from Vlad the Impaler?  Black Panther, of course, the smooth moving superhero who gets down and dirty.  By the way, he never asked for Spider-Mans help.

 

03. March 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe by Cullen Bunn, 96 pages, read by Brian, on 03/02/2015

marvelDeadpool is a sick sick sick individual, yet at the same time, very funny.  What would happen if Deadpool’s twisted mind wanted to kill all the Marvel superheros?  This might be a problem.

 

25. February 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Brian, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Paranormal, Short Stories

Trigger Warning: short fictions and disturbances by Neil Gaiman, 310 pages, read by Brian, on 02/24/2015

Neil Gaiman is possibly to best writer of today’s literature.  Everything he writes is magic.  Neil writes another beauty in Trigger Warning a group of short stories to amaze and wonder about.  It is worth reading.

 

25. February 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Mystery

Cast-Off Coven by Juliet Blackwell, 336 pages, read by Brian, on 02/20/2015

WM2Lily, a witch for who loves Victorian clothing, is hired to check on some paranormal activity in a San Francisco School of Fine Arts.  Is it a demon behind all of this commotion or something more human, Lily uses her skills to find out.