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Mirror Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold

His lover was a tall, brown-eyes, dark-haired, tough-minded, smart woman. The first thing presented to his confused, awakening senses had been a tall, brown-eyed, dark-haired, tough-minded, smart woman. It was a very natural mistake. He wondered if Elly was going to buy that explanation. His taste for heavily armed girlfriends did have potential drawbacks.

From location14:49:40 on audiobook

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Sex on the Moon by Ben Mezrich

It had to be the strangest getaway in history.

(snip)

Between the lights he had to keep the jeep at an agonizing five miles per hour, a veritable crawl along the desolate, rain-swept streets of the tightly controlled compound.

1:40 to 2:24 audiobook time.

The non-fiction story of a man who stole moon rocks from NASA

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Dragon Blood by Patricia Briggs

Audio-book location 8:43:03

It is one of those lessons that every child should learn. Don’t play with fire, sharp objects, or ancient artifacts.

And also at 00:00:17

It takes many years and dedication to produce a competent torturer. Young men just don’t want to take the time to learn the craft.

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The Elite by Kiera Cass

I’ve shown you so many of my secrets, defended you in every way I can, but when you aren’t pleased with me, you act rashly. You shut me out, blame me, or most impressively, try to change the entire country.

At minute 7:30:36

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The Life of Pi by by Yann Martel

Once, there was lightning.

(clip)

The water was shot through with what looked like white roots. Briefly, a great celestial tree stood in the ocean.

I had never imagined such a thing was possible – lightning striking the sea.

Min 8:46:36.

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The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort

At 91%

I had the owner, the unreachable, the one and only Doug Talbot, as my best buddy. And every patient and staff member knew it as well. The wolf was ready to bare his fangs, even in rehab.

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Woolly by Ben Mezrich

During his appearance on The Colbert Report in 2012, the host had asked him point blank, “How do you think your work will eventually destroy all mankind? Do you think it’s going to be a killer virus, or more like a giant mutant killer squid man?”

Non-fiction about scientists doing their thing. Has some personal insights and excellent background info. A politically charged subject – gene splicing – but not focused on that element.

Teaser is from audio book location 5:48:03 because that’s where I am in the recording. Didn’t feel like looking for a good quote. 🙂

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Dragon Bones by Patricia Briggs

At audio location 00:08:55

This near the river the tunnel was mushroom shaped, with walks on either side of a deep narrow ditch that ran sluggishly with sewer water. The walkways were meant for dwarfs, not hulking brutes who towered over most grown men. With a sigh, I dropped to my hands and knees and began crawling through the foul smelling muck.

Can you tell the narrator is a hulking brute? He’s actually a teenage boy who has spent the last several years of his life pretending to be an idiot to keep his abusive father from killing him. The paths really were made by and for dwarfs. And he’s about to find.. dun, dun, dun… dragon bones. I trust it being early in the first chapter this doesn’t count as a spoiler.

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Graceling by Kristin Cashore Chapter 24 part 7

Katsa looked at this child who barely came up to her chest, Poes sleeves hanging almost to the girls knees, her eyes and nose big under the hood, too big for her little face her voice a squeak but a calmness in her manner, a certainly, as she recommended her father’s murder.

Location 7:23:23 on which is pretty close to the end of the audio book. For the record, he deserves it.

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Night Film by Marisha Pessl p.583

I did the rudimentary translation in my head. The trap for the mermaids?

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Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia

For the last two months, Ama had been cooking night and day. The counter was piled high with Pyrex dishes. cheese grits, green bean casserole, fried chicken, and of course Bing cherry salad – which was really a fancy name for a jello mold with cherries, pineapples, and coca-cola in it.

It only sounds mundane here. The book is about witch-like beings.

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The Selection by Kiera Case


When I got the letter in the post my mother was ecstatic. She had already decided that all our problems were solved, gone forever. The big hitch in her plans were me.

I listened to this on audio book in one day. This is the first few sentences. It’s about a future in which the country is on the brink of economic and political ruin under a monarchy too far removed by a caste system.

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Smokejumper by Jason Ramos

His men lay on the muddy tunnel floor, writhing and moaning in the sweltering darkness. One man stood up and made a desperate rush for the entrance. Polanski barred the way and drew his pistol.

“The first man who tries to leave this tunnel, I will shoot,” he said.

It was August 20, 1910 in the Coeur d’Alene forest near Wallace Idaho, and outside the world was burning.

I’ve been “reading” audio books lately. I find I’m enjoying a lot more “reading” than I used to because of this. I’m even branching out a bit. For instance, this book is non-fiction. It’s a bit thick with the facts, but has some good stories mixed in. I am thoroughly enjoying it. The teaser is taken from minute 1:06:53.

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The Raven King by Maggier Stieffvater p44

“No homework. I got suspended,” Blue replied.

[paragraph or two abridged for space considerations]

“For what?”

“Emptying another student’s backpack over his car. I don’t really want to talk about it,”

“I do,” Ronan said.

“Well, I don’t. I’m not proud of it.”

Ronan patted her leg. “I’ll be proud for you.”

I love the way these characters fit together.

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Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater location 171

“Maybe I dreamt you,” he [Ronan] said.

“Thanks for the straight teeth, then,” Adam replied.

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