BOOK REVIEW – Nordic Tales: Folktales from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and Denmark

Chronicle Books (Author, Publisher), Allan Corduner (Narrator), Juha Sorola (Narrator) An Audiobook Review by Jackie Houchin   NORDIC TALES is a good variety of 16 fables and tales from Scandinavia involving poor, but brave and kind peasants who do good and are generously rewarded; fights with goblins and giants and dragons and trolls to win back stolen inheritances, the hearts of fair…

BOOK REVIEW – Light On Bone, A Georgia O’keeffe mystery

Kathryn Lasky (Author), Nancy Peterson (Narrator), Tantor Audio (Publisher) An Audiobook Review Kathryn Lasky’s LIGHT ON BONE is the most “wow” book I have read in many years. It is an adult mystery (not for objectionable sex, language, or violent content, but for the eloquent, high quality of writing, and seriousness of theme). The protagonist is the painter, Georgia O’Keeffe. The…

BOOK REVIEW – The Mountain Between Us

Charles Martin (Author), George Newbern (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher) An Audiobook Review by Jackie Houchin    I’d give this book SIX stars if possible!  Anything written by Charles Martin is bound to be a winner, and The Mountain Between Us is no exception. He knows how to wring out of the heart every last drop of emotion; aching grief,…