April 28, 2017 by elnadesbookchat
As I suspected I was unable to finish The Thousandth Floor this week. So sorry if you came today looking for that review. I am enjoying it immensely but I have been super busy at work and have had no time to read or listen much this week. Instead I get to talk about one of my favorite summer things!
Sync is a free program that started yesterday and runs through August. Each week they have two free audio books that you can download and keep forever! That’s right FREE and KEEP FOREVER! Most weeks I only download one of the books, but there have been times that I’ve chosen both. I have found great new books and authors through this program. The only catch is you can only download the books the week they are offered. I have signed up for the text alerts and the e-mail alerts, so I don’t miss out. If you have never listened to an audio book, this is a good way to try it out as it is FREE! So if you don’t like it you haven’t lost anything. I have never been disappointed by the books I’ve chosen.
This weeks offerings:
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Read by Greg Wise
Oscar Wilde’s enduring masterpiece, this fable of innocence and corruption, purity and decay has become a true classic. The beautiful, narcissistic Dorian Gray, torn between the influence of cynical hedonist Lord Henry Wotton and tortured artist Basil Hallward, sells the beauty of his soul in exchange for external perfection. Ultimately, he cannot escape the disfigurement of sin. Wilde’s remarkable wit and memorable, epigrammatic lines dazzle in audiobook form!
I remember reading this high school, and I sort of remember not getting it. Maybe I’ll try it again. Sometimes when I reread things I read in school, I enjoy it more and understand things I didn’t at the time.
The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagitch
Read by Charlotte Perry and Christian Coulson
Debut author Dawn Kurtagich is dead on in this terrifying psychological thriller!
Over two decades have passed since the fire at Elmbridge High, an inferno that took the lives of five teenagers. Not much was known about the events leading up to the tragedy – only that one student, Carly Johnson, vanished without a trace…
…until a diary is found hidden in the ruins.
But the diary, badly scorched, does not belong to Carly Johnson. It belongs to Kaitlyn Johnson, a girl who shouldn’t exist. Who was Kaitlyn? Why did she come out only at night? What is her connection to Carly?
The case has been reopened. Police records are being reexamined: psychiatric reports, video footage, text messages, e-mails.
And the diary.
The diary that paints a much more sinister version of events than was ever made publicly known.