The Handmaid’s Tale (Review)

Title: The Handmaid’s Tale Author: Margaret Atwood Narrator: Claire Danes Publication Year: 1998 (this audio version: 2012) Pages: 311 (audio length: 11 hours) Genre: Fiction, Dystopia Source: Audiobook version purchased from Audible.com From the cover: After a staged terrorist attack kills the President and most of Congress, the government is deposed and taken over by […]

Astray (Review)

Title: Astray Author: Emma Donoghue Narrators: Khristine Hvam, James Langton, Robert Petkoff, Suzanne Toren, and Dion Graham Publication Year: 2012 Pages: 288 (audio length: 6 hours 31 minutes) Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Short Stories Source: Audiobook version purchased from Audible.com From the cover: The fascinating characters that roam across the pages of Emma Donoghue’s stories […]

The Bite of the Mango (Review)

Title: The Bite of the Mango Authors: Mariatu Kamara (with Susan McClelland) Narrator: Jessica Almasy Publication Year: 2008 Pages: 216 (audio length: 6 hours 35 minutes) Genre: Non-Fiction, Memoir Source: Audiobook version purchased from Audible.com From the cover: As a child in a small rural village in Sierra Leone, Mariatu Kamara lived peacefully surrounded by […]

Hope is Better Than Fear: Paying Jack Layton Forward (Review)

Title: Hope is Better Than Fear: Paying Jack Layton Forward Publication Year: 2011 Pages: 77 Genre: Non-Fiction, Essays Source: Review copy from the publisher through NetGalley From the cover: An e-book original inspired by the vision of late NDP leader Jack Layton with short, personal essays by a diverse line-up of Canadian writers and activists. […]

Gladdy’s Wake (Review)

Title: Gladdy’s Wake Author: B. K. Anderson Publication Year: 2010 Pages: 384 Genre: Fiction Source: Review copy from the publisher From the cover: Gladys Sage escaped the backwoods of Northern Ontario, leaving behind the body of her stepfather, to arrive in New York and the world of political revolutionaries. Hired to find her is Pinkerton […]

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