Book Review: Fly Girl

Written and narrated by Ann Hood An Audiobook Review by Jackie Houchin FLY GIRL is a memoir by fiction author Ann Hood about her struggle to become, and then time spent as, a Flight Attendent for TWA (Trans World Airlines). As a child watching the contrails of planes overhead, Ann Hood promised herself that one…

My Dad, My Hero: a Tribute

A Tribute, by Guest Writer, Mwawi Nyagondwe Manda   Today marks 29 years since my dad passed on. He loved and spoiled me, even when he had nothing. He made sure that his last born was happy, with the little that he had. I miss him dearly. Time flies. Today I choose to talk about…

Short Story Review: The Affair at The Victory Ball

by AGATHA CHRISTIE, narrated by CHARLES ARMSTRONG A Short Story review by jackie Houchin The “Affair at the Victory Ball” is a classic Agatha Christie short story, told by two main characters: Hercule Poirot and Chief Inspector Japp. Poirot amazes with his intuitive thinking and Japp stands in awe, as always. Of course, after Poirot…

Book Review: The Adventurers and the Temple of Treasure

by Jemma Hatt, narrated by Ciaran Saward An Audibook Review by Jackie Houchin The Temple of Treasure is the second of six “Adventurers” books for kids 8-12. It’s a fun, fast-paced story in which the kids – Lara, Rufus, and Tom (plus dog, Barney) seek to find the legacy of Lara’s father who died looking…

Book Review: Praying With Paul

by D. A. Carson, narrated by Matthew McAuliffe an Audiobook Review by Jackie Houchin D. A. Carson uses the wonderful prayers of the Apostle Paul in his letters throughout the New Testament to teach us about HOW NOT to pray. He does this to show us the importance of praying for the things that God…

Book Review: Dandy’s Daring Deeds

by M. Louisa Locke, narrated by Alexandra Haag and the author. An Audiobook review by Jackie Houchin DANDY’S DARING DEEDS is a fun collection of previously published stories about the exploits of a Boston Terrier in Victorian San Francisco.  M. Louisa Locke created the doggie character in her first full length novel, Maids of Misfortune, when…

A Walk in The Forest; a Cautionary Tale

A short essay by Joan M.   “I like to walk in the forest alone because I can walk as far as I want without anyone telling me to slow down or take a rest. Sometimes I will sit quietly under a tree and watch the small animals scamper around me. Chipmunks chase each other over…

Book Review: Sacred Games, A Mystery of Ancient Greece

by Gary Corby and narrated by Erik Davies An Audiobook Review by Jackie Houchin SACRED GAMES by Gary Corby Is one fantastic read! I was drawn into the story immediately, caught up in the excitement, the intrigue, and the frightfully dangerous sports contests of 460 BC.The story is set at the Olympic Games in Olympia…

Book Review: A Fatality In Spain

 by Blake Pierce, narrated by Kathleen Strecker An Audiobook Review by Jackie Houchin A FATALITY IN SPAIN, by Blake Pierce, is a crazy-wild mystery/romance that begins in Barcelona at the statue of a big cat and ends in Pamplona at the “Running of the Bulls”. Diana, on a tour of the world to find herself…