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August 12, 2013 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ August 12th

Lg-Gerbera_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. Today’s Linky will be hosted by Kathy @ Bermudaonion’s Weblog.

Last week I received a big box of audiobooks from Penguin Audio. Since more than half of my summertime reading is actually listening I was thrilled to receive these.

Children’s Audiobooks by Roald Dahl


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Willy Wonka’s famous chocolate factory is opening at last! But only five lucky children will be allowed inside.

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
Now that he’s won the chocolate factory, what’s next for Charlie?

The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly.

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar
Seven superb stories, from the world’s no. 1 storyteller.

Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she’s just a nuisance.

Adult Audiobooks


The Never List by Koethi Zan
For years, best friends Sarah and Jennifer kept what they called the “Never List”: a list of actions to be avoided, for safety’s sake, at all costs. But one night, against their best instincts, they accept a cab ride with grave, everlasting consequences.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose.

The Kill List by Frederick Forsyth
The Kill List: a top secret catalogue of names held at the highest level of the US government. On it, those men and women who would threaten the world’s security.


Affliction by Laurell K. Hamilton
Some zombies are raised. Others must be put down. Just ask Anita Blake.

Death Angel by Linda Fairstein
Is the body found in the Ramble the first victim of a deranged psychopath, or are other missing women in years past whose remains have never been found connected to this savage attack?

JFK’s Last Hundred Days by Thurston Clarke
A revelatory, minute-by-minute account of JFK’s last hundred days that asks what might have been.

What are you reading?

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  1. sagustocox / Aug 12 2013 3:58 am

    Enjoy the Dahl; I am curious about the JFK’s Last Hundred Days by Thurston Clarke


  2. Diane@BibliophilebytheSea / Aug 12 2013 6:11 am

    Lucky you —The Never List on audio:) enjoy


  3. Mystica / Aug 12 2013 6:41 am

    I’m seeing a new Forsyth around for the second time in an hour! looking forward to your thoughts on that one.


  4. Jennifer @ The Relentless Reader / Aug 12 2013 7:24 am

    Oh! All those Dahl books, fantastic!!


  5. postingfornow / Aug 12 2013 8:53 am

    My goodness – what a great package. I enjoyed Me Before You. I hope you enjoy your audiobooks.


  6. BermudaOnion / Aug 12 2013 9:50 am

    Wow, I’m jealous of all that audiobook goodness!


  7. laurelrainsnow / Aug 12 2013 11:14 am

    Loved Me Before You…hope you do, too. And I want to learn more about the JFK book. Enjoy your week!


  8. Vicki / Aug 12 2013 11:33 am

    I’ve been trying to listen to more audiobooks. Can’t wait to read your thoughts on them, especially the narration.


  9. irene / Aug 12 2013 2:30 pm

    What a great stack, I’m not really big on Roahl Dahl, but I’m getting better.


  10. Shannon @ River City Reading / Aug 12 2013 6:12 pm

    Really curious what The Never List would be like on audio – I have a sense the creepy factor will be upped at least a little bit!


  11. Suko / Aug 12 2013 7:43 pm

    So many audiobooks, so little time! Enjoy them, Leslie! I am listening to an audiobook in my car, The Prosperous Heart.


  12. Shoshanah / Aug 12 2013 9:35 pm

    I loved reading all of those Roald Dahl books growing up. I especially remember loving The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, I think because it was less well known than the others, so it was like I was in on a secret most missed out on.


  13. Elizabeth / Aug 13 2013 2:12 pm

    Nice mailbox. I haven’t done any audio books since I retired. I used to listen to them on my way back and forth to work. 🙂 I can’t seem to sit in one place long enough. 🙂

    ENJOY your week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


  14. Leeswammes / Aug 13 2013 3:13 pm

    What a great selection! I love Roald Dahl – I’m sure you’ll be having fun listening to these. And yay, you’ve got Me Before You. I loved that book!


  15. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) / Aug 14 2013 9:47 am

    Wow, that’s an awesome mailbox! I read some Dahl for the first time when my daughter was little. We enjoyed them. Happy listening!


  16. Louise / Aug 17 2013 3:34 am

    I have a pack of Dahl audiobooks, but it looks like the readers are all different. I have a few with Simon Callow who I just adore, but I’d be intrigued to listen to David Walliams doing The BFG- one of my favourite Dahls.


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