Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wednesday Earplugs- the Weekly audios

What a week! The Thankfully reading weekend induced me to put in a lot of time on print books, but the baking allowed for time with audios.

Several of this past weeks audios have already been reviewed (click on links to see reviews):

Roux Morgue - a so so mystery about cooking school, and who knows what.
Toast - a terrific memoir of  a boy's hunger, and memorably awful food- narrated by the author Nigel Slater.
Malice Prepense - an installment of the Barbara Holloway series....wonderful wonderful.

Tonite I finished

No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

An extraordinary work --giving a very detailed and intimate portrait of an extraordinary relationship. Set almost exclusively during the years in the White House, Goodwin gives us great insight into this very dynamic couple and their relationships - with each other, and with others. an audio, it's top-drawer.  Ed Herrman is an outstanding narrator, and Goodwin hersekf giving us an introspective intro and pleasant wrap-up. Well worth your time.

I've got a batch stacked up to listen to, but I also have some print ones waiting too.

Stay tuned....


  1. I don't know a great deal about their personal lives, but from what I do know, it must have been a rather complicated marriage.

  2. The Roosevelt's are a fascinating couple and at the same time a caricature of their times. She was more or less liberated to expand her life and use her talents and intelligence by his affair. In this case, his failing was her good fortune. I'll read anything about either of them.


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