Kelly Herold

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Holly Goddard Jones's "The Next Time You See Me" is a fast-paced mystery with American small town life at its heart.  Class issues, bullies, and close-knit families and networks complicate solving the disappearance of an aging party girl and factory worker.  14 hours and 35 minutes of highly-recommended, compelling storytelling.  (Narrated by Cassandra Campbell.)

A debut novel by award-winning author Holly Goddard Jones, about the people surprisingly connected to the discovery of a dead woman's body in a small townThirteen-year-old Emily Houchens doesn't have many friends. She finds more comfort playing ma.

"Gone Girl," by Gillian Flynn is a not-to-be missed mystery (in print, in e-, or in audio).  It's funny, smart, surprising, and deliciously cynical.    The audio version, narrated by Julian Whelan and Kirby Heyborne, is first rate.    19 hours and 11 minutes.

Waiting for Gone Girl. 10 books to read after you read Gone Girl or while you are waiting for it at the library.

Tina Fey's "Bossypants" lives up to the hype.  2011's "Audiobook of the Year" is a fast, smart, fun listen.      5 hours, 32 minutes.

Tina Fey's Bossy Pants is one of the funniest books I've ever read. Then I found out it's available on audio book and miss Tina Fey herself narrates! Do yourself a favor and get it!

Mindy Kaling's "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (and Other Concerns)"    4 hours and 38 minutes

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) - Mindy Kaling. It turns out she wrote some of my favourite episodes of The Office. Like the one where Michael steps on a Foreman Grill and Dwight gets a concussion. So funny!

Ann Patchett's "State of Wonder" passes the Bechdel test with flying colors. (At least two named female characters, who talk to each other about something other than a man).    Dr. Marina Singh travels to the Amazon to find a male colleague who disappeared during a research trip.  There she meets Dr. Annick Swenson, the scientist leading the research project in question.  Drs. Swenson and Singh, both women, make for an imperfect villain-and-hero adversarial pair.  A feminist win. Thanks…

State of Wonder -- Ann Patchett (sitting on my nightstand waiting to be started!

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On Reading Anna Karenina for the Eleventh Time

The Good: Massie's Catherine the Great is a great listen.  It's a great story, nicely told.  Mark Deakins captures Massie's fondness for his subject.      The Bad: The Russian.  I am not sure why producers of audio books do not invest in bilingual readers!

The Good: Massie's Catherine the Great is a great listen. It's a great story, nicely told. Mark Deakins captures Massie's fondness for his subject. I am not sure why producers of audio books do not invest in bilingual readers!