Book Freak-Out


Husband Approved

World War Z Audiobook

I’m not much of an audiobook person. I like to be able to flip back and forth, quickly referencing past events or maybe just savoring a particularly choice passage one or two or six more times. So when the Husband Unit (who is all about audiobooks) told me I had to listen to World War Z, I was reluctant at best. But now, having balked, given in, and finally listened, I am here to tell you that regardless of your reading preferences, this book is absolutely, positively, 100% worth LISTENING to. You don’t have to like audiobooks. You don’t even have to like zombies. I promise.

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The Rest of Us Just Live Here

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If you’ve picked up a Young Adult book within the last five years, you know the drill. The plucky young protagonist, unaware of their own abilities and inner strength, will overcome insurmountable odds to defeat evil and discover their Destiny with a capital D. Mike Mitchell is not that kid, nor does he want to be.

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There is not a single quotation mark in “Soundless” because there is not a single line of dialogue. Spoken dialogue, that is. Every member of Fei’s tiny mountaintop village is born deaf. It has been generations since hearing disappeared, and they have only myths and legends to explain why.

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Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

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Stephan Pastis, of the acclaimed comic strip “Pearls Before Swine,” has ventured into the world of children’s books with “Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made.” If you’re wondering whether the book is as funny as his comics, consider the opening line:

“It’s harder to drive a polar bear into someone’s living room than you’d think.”

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