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  1. 11.22.63

    Posted Dec 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd 11.22.63 by Stephen King Hodder & Stoughton (enhanced e-book) Stephen King's new time-travelling-Kennedy-assassination-romance-thriller has been reviewed at length in these pages. Suffice to say 11.22.63 is ambitious, thrilling, flawed but ultimately satisfying. However, I thought it worth reviewing the enhanced e-book, which offers some intriguing extra features: ...

  2. The Litigators

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd The Litigators by John Grisham (read by Dennis Boutsikaris) Hodder & Stoughton (audiobook) The Litigators starts with an exit: David Zinc quits his lucrative job at smart Chicago law firm, Rogan Rothberg. At 31, he has lots of money but no time to spend it. More poignantly, Zinc has forgotten why he studied law in the first place. So after an anxiety attack, he ...

  3. Nightwoods

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd Nightwoods by Charles Frazier (read by Will Patton) Hodder and Stoughton (audiobook) Nightwoods is the extraordinary third novel by Charles Frazier, best known for Cold Mountain, adapted into an Oscar-winning film by Anthony Minghella in 2003. Although they share similar settings (the Appalachian peaks of Frazier's home state, North Carolina), Nightwoods ...

  4. The Burning Soul

    Posted Oct 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd The Burning Soul by John Connolly Hodder and Stoughton (e-book) I've said it once, and I'll say it again: John Connolly's series of crime novels starring Charlie Parker is simply the best. Mixing lyrical prose, complex plots, well-formed characters and a whiff of something other-worldly, the stories are by turns addictive, funny, and scary, and getting ...

  5. Sing You Home

    Posted Jul 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult Hodder & Stoughton (enhanced e-book) Jodi Picoult, as millions already know, writes meaty, gripping stories that feature strong ensemble casts, and an ability to turn preconceptions on their heads. Her best books (Nineteen Minutes, The Tenth Circle) are driven by classic 'What ifs'? In Sing You Home, we get a triple dose: infertility, ...

  6. The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz

    Posted Jul 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charmaine Chan The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz by Denis Avey, Rob Broomby Hodder & Stoughton (audiobook) Readers who avoid books about Nazi concentration camps because they are distressing should invest in this audio rendition of The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz, narrated by Sean Barrett, whose robust, theatrical voice perfectly suits the material. By Denis Avey and former ...

  7. Theodore Boone: The Abduction

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd Theodore Boone: The Abduction by John Grisham (read by Richard Thomas) Hodder and Stoughton (audiobook) For readers of a certain age, Richard Thomas will always be John-Boy Walton, eldest son of The Waltons. It always comes as a surprise to imagine him doing anything else other than wishing his Ma and Pa goodnight, but to hear his now throaty drawl reading the second ...

  8. Pure

    Posted Jun 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd Pure by Andrew Miller Hodder (e-book) Andrew Miller has written five novels notable for vivid prose, ambitious narrative structures and odd subject matter. His sixth work, Pure, is set on the eve of the French revolution. It revolves around the destruction of a Parisian cemetery, Les Innocents. Having served the local community for more than half a millennium, Les ...

  9. Carte Blanche

    Posted Jun 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd Carte Blanche by Jeffery Deaver (read by Toby Stephens) Hodder and Stoughton (audiobook) British actor Toby Stephens has a lot to live up to by playing James Bond, even on audiobook. He is not only competing with the ghosts of cinematic 007s but with Rufus Sewell, who read most of Ian Fleming's originals with impressive steeliness, and Jeremy Northam, who lent ...

  10. Water for Elephants

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen Hodder and Stoughton, HK$104 Water for Elephants is the latest movie vehicle for Robert 'Could I be any more wooden if I was an armchair?' Pattinson. Originally it was a novel by Sara Gruen. She was inspired by National Novel Writing Month, which challenges you to produce 50,000 words in one month. Our hero is Jacob ...




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