Childhood, Interrupted

Format:Audiobook Publisher’s Synopsis:In this evocative, personal piece, Dr. Sanjay Gupta reflects on his life as a parent during this unprecedented time. He shares his fears and questions about raising his three young daughters amid our current public health crisis—and gives listeners a candid glimpse into how he’s navigating the pandemic at home. The neurosurgeon andContinue reading “Childhood, Interrupted”

Coffin Corner Boys

It’s funny how much more appealing the sky appears when you are a prisoner of war. Carole Engle AvriettCoffin Corner Boys Format:Audiobook Publisher’s Synopsis:During WWII, a B-17 crew of ten men was shot down over German-occupied France in an area known as Coffin Corner. Their pilot, George Wiley Starks, spent six weeks walking through FranceContinue reading “Coffin Corner Boys”

The Secret Token

Format:Audiobook Publisher’s Synopsis:A sweeping account of a four-hundred-year-old mystery, the archeologists racing to unearth the answer, and what the Lost Colony reveals about America–from colonial days to today In 1587, 115 men, women, and children arrived on Roanoke, an island off the coast of North Carolina. Chartered by Queen Elizabeth I, their colony was toContinue reading “The Secret Token”

Labyrinth of Ice

The Arctic grail of Farthest North was never far from his mind. Buddy LevyLabyrinth of Ice: The Triumphant and Tragic Greely Polar Expedition Format:Audiobook At the time of this review – it’s still on sale for $3.99 on Chirp. Publisher’s Synopsis:Based on the author’s exhaustive research, the incredible true story of the Greely Expedition, oneContinue reading “Labyrinth of Ice”

Rise and Kill First

Wars needed a vote in the cabinet, but prime ministers could simply order an operation. Ronen BergmanRise and Kill First Format:audiobook Publisher’s Synopsis:The Talmud says: “If someone comes to kill you, rise up and kill him first.” This instinct to take every measure, even the most aggressive, to defend the Jewish people is hardwired intoContinue reading “Rise and Kill First”

Jump!

One got the sense that man had launched himself into the heavens, and only then remembered that he couldn’t float. Daniel EngberJump! Format:Audiobook, included borrow via Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, or Audible Plus. Publisher’s Synopsis:In the first few years of the twentieth century, inventors discovered how to soar into the sky. This breathtaking true storyContinue reading “Jump!”

Code Name: Lise

I think the Germans are very obedient and very gullible. Their tragedy—and Europe’s—is that they gladly allow themselves to be hoodwinked into believing evil to be good. Odette SansomFrom Code Name: LiseBy Larry Loftis Format:Audiobook. Publisher’s Synopsis:The year is 1942, and World War II is in full swing. Odette Sansom decides to follow in herContinue reading “Code Name: Lise”

The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper

The victims of Jack the Ripper were never ‘just prostitutes’; they were daughters, wives, mothers, sisters, and lovers. They were women. They were human beings, and surely that in itself is enough. Hallie RubenholdThe Five Format:Audiobook. At the time of this review the ebook is available to borrow via Kindle Unlimited. Publisher’s Synopsis:Five devastating humanContinue reading “The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper”

The Art of Resistance

As long as there is hatred, intolerance, and hunger for power in the world, there will be heroes. We should dream of the day when they will no longer be needed. Justus Rosenberg Format:Audiobook Publisher’s Synopsis:The Art of Resistance is unlike any World War II memoir before it. Its author, Justus Rosenberg, has spent the pastContinue reading “The Art of Resistance”

The Electricity Fairy

I suppose I am the only person who is known as a dancer but who has a personal preference for Science. Alex MarThe Electricity Fairy Format:Audiobook, included borrow via Amazon Prime. 9/27/2020: It has been added to Audible Plus catalogue. Publisher’s Synopsis:The inspiring true story of Loïe Fuller, a radical nineteenth-century art nouveau icon whoContinue reading “The Electricity Fairy”