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May 6, 2013 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday

hummingbird mailboxMailbox Monday was created by The Printed Page. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their home last week.

Mailbox Monday is currently on tour, hosted by a different blog each month. The May host is Abi @ 4 the LOVE of BOOKS

This was a great week for audiobooks. Since half of the books I read are audio, I was thrilled to receive this great assortment of titles. I’m not good at sitting still for very long so audio is the perfect format for me.
For review from Houghton Mifflin:

The Testing by Joelle CharbonneauThe Testing
by Joelle Charbonneau

Sixteen-year-old Cia Vale is honoured to be chosen for The Testing – a series of exams set by the United Commonwealth that selects the brightest young adults to become leaders of their war- stricken world. But when candidates start disappearing and Cia witnesses unimaginable horrors done in the United Commonwealth’s name it becomes clear that these are no ordinary exams, and Cia is forced to realise the truth: this is no longer about winning, but surviving.

For review and tour from JKSCommunications:

Lucky Bastard by Deborah CoontsLucky Bastard
by Deborah Coonts

Lucky O’Toole, the newly promoted vice president of Customer Relations for the Babylon, Las Vegas’s primo Strip property, has never met a problem she couldn’t handle. But when a young woman is found dead, sprawled across the hood of a new, bright red Ferrari California in the Babylon’s on-site dealership, a Jimmy Choo stiletto stuck in her carotid, Lucky’s skills are maxed out. Of course her life is already on overload. Her mother, Mona, is pregnant, hormonal, and bored — a triple threat. A song that Teddie, Lucky’s former lover, wrote for her … more

For review from Harper Audio:

Waiting to Be Heard by Amanda KnoxWaiting to Be Heard
by Amanda Knox

She spent four years in a foreign prison for a crime she did not commit. Separated from her family, she was demonized by the international press and treated harshly by the Italian justice system, including disdainful police. She endured humiliation, injustice, and loneliness thousands of miles fromher home. Now, with intelligence, grace, and candor, Amanda Knox, the young Americanexchange student, tells the full story of her harrowing ordeal in Italy-a labyrinthine nightmare of crime and punishment, innocence and vindication-and of the unwavering support of family and friends who tirelessly worked to see her win her freedom.

Frozen In Time by Mitchell ZuckoffFrozen In Time
by Mitchell Zuckoff

Frozen in Time places us at the center of a group of valiant airmen fighting to stay alive through 148 days of a brutal Arctic winter by sheltering from subzero temperatures and vicious blizzards in the tail section of the broken B-17 until an expedition headed by famed Arctic explorer Bernt Balchen attempts to bring them to safety.

For review from Penguin Audio:

Audiobooks_IMG_0843And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
Silken Prey by John Sandford
A Delicate Truth by John le Carré
Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success by Phil Jackson
The Black Country by Alex Grecian
The Other Typist Suzanne Rindell

What are you reading?

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  1. Mystica / May 6 2013 2:07 am

    A pretty good haul. Enjoy them all.


  2. sagustocox / May 6 2013 4:54 am

    The Amanda Knox book interests me.


  3. Mary / May 6 2013 5:34 am

    Great mailbox list, Leslie. A few of them are on my list. Have a great week!


  4. Diane@BibliophilebytheSea / May 6 2013 5:56 am

    Lucky you! And the Mountains Echoed is one I’d love. enjoy


  5. laurelrainsnow / May 6 2013 6:00 am

    The Amanda Knox book looks like one I’d enjoy….have a great week! Here’s MY MONDAY MEMES POST


  6. samstillreading / May 6 2013 6:07 am

    Gorgeous audio collection! Enjoy reading and listening!


  7. harvee / May 6 2013 6:16 am

    The John Le Carre book looks great. What a fabulous mailbox!


  8. Sheila (Book Journey) / May 6 2013 7:13 am

    I just read about the Testing… WOW. I want to read that one!


  9. gautami tripathy / May 6 2013 8:09 am

    Wonderful books in your mailbox. Hope you enjoy all your books!

    Here is my post!!


  10. therelentlessreader / May 6 2013 8:39 am

    I want to read Frozen in Time and the new Hosseini so so bad 😉 I hope you love them!


  11. BermudaOnion / May 6 2013 9:41 am

    I’ll be curious to see what you think of the Amanda Knox book.


  12. Suko / May 6 2013 11:54 am

    Many good-sounding selections, Leslie! Enjoy all of your new books and audiobooks.


  13. Carol / May 6 2013 2:01 pm

    Looks like some good ones. Enjoy!


  14. Elizabeth / May 6 2013 5:15 pm

    Nice mix. I am reading THE OTHER TYPIST. Let us know how it is in audio.


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