Review of the audio book Killing Commendatore

June 20th, 2023 by

The novel Killing Commendatore is about an unnamed portrait artist whose marriage comes to an abrupt end.  He drives across Japan aimlessly until finally he reaches out to a longtime friend, Masahiko Amada, to see if he can help.  His friend says he can reside in his father’s empty home. (Amada’s father is a famous...

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Review of the Audio book Hologram for a King

June 7th, 2023 by

54 year old Allen Clay is in Saudi Arabia hoping he and three computer software experts can sell hologram technology to the King.  If this happens, it would mean the world to Allen.  He’d pay off his debt, pay off his ex-wife and pay for his kid’s college tuition with enough money left for himself. […]

A Review of the Audio Book The October List

May 31st, 2023 by

An investor disappears and leaves his office  manager Gabriella Makenzie on the hook for his financial crimes that stretch across Europe and the Middle East.  Not only are the police after her, so is one of her boss’s clients.   In order to snag Gabriella first, the client kidnaps her daughter and demands she pay...

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A Review of the Never Game by Jeffrey Deaver

May 17th, 2023 by

Colton Shaw is a “reward seeker”, someone who travels across the country helping the police and private citizens locate missing people.   His latest case has him aiding a father to locate his daughter who went missing while riding her bike. It feels like a simple case. However, before long, another person goes missing in […]

Review of Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathon Stroud

February 26th, 2023 by

Nasty ghosts and spirits terrorize London and, in the fifty years since, they have slowly spread across the country, terrorizing the masses.  The only ones who are sensitive enough to detect ghosts and spirits and who can fight back are children.  There are numerous agencies that have sprung up that employ kids to use their...

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Review of The World Is Murder

February 4th, 2023 by

I have seen loads of TV series and episodes written by Anthony Horowitz.  Some include( in no particular order) Collison, Foyle’s War, Midsomer Murders. Poirot, Injustice, and Magpie Murders.  In all that time, I did not consider him writing books.  Well, he has written lots of them, including a children’s series.   If I had...

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Review of Louise Penny’s Still Life

January 28th, 2023 by

Still Life: A Novel by Louise Penny – Image from Amazon.com Some books deserve to be read slowly and savored.  One such book is Still Life by Louise Penny.  I got softened up by the Amazon Primes series staring Alfred Molina as Armand Gamache and by the landlord at my work who praises Penny’s novels....

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2023 Netflix Movie JUNG_E Review

January 21st, 2023 by

Terminally ill scientist Seo-hyun is determined to resurrect his  mother, a legendary mercenary, in the form of a combat robot.  Yet as great as her combat robot is, the heart of the robot, the brain cannot break an unknown barrier, so it wins her mother’s last battle.    Simulation after simulation, the showdown with a...

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Amazon Prime Video Documentary Film: VAL

December 31st, 2022 by

I can tell you the first film I saw Val Kilmer in was 1984’s Top Secret.  A blast of a movie where Kilmer portrays an American singer, Nick Rivers, on tour in Germany.  He falls in love with Hillary Flammond, whose father is captured by the Germans to build a new naval mine.  Nick decides […]

Disney +’s National Treasure: Edge of History

December 23rd, 2022 by

My Dad likes the two National Treasure movies and I have caught bits and pieces from the films. I did  not get the feel of wanting to watch them. However, when I saw the trailer for Disney’s National Treasure: Edge of History I felt differently.  The main person this time is Jess Vaenzuela, a history...

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