Tag: Audiobook Reviews

Book Review – Branden Chowen on Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

Longtime readers of Cinefessions might notice something different on this review: it is scored out of five stars rather than the usual four! It has not been decided if we will be moving all reviews to the five-star scale, but for the time being, at least, any books reviewed on Cinefessions will now be based…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

Title: The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America Author: Erik Larson Published: 2003 Publisher: Crown Publishers Audiobook Narrator: Scott Brick — Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City is really two stories in one. The first is a historical account of the trials and tribulations of…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on IT by Stephen King

Title: IT Author: Stephen King Published: 1986 Publisher: Viking Audiobook Narrator: Steven Weber — If there was a book I would have pointed to on the (not so) definitive 25 scariest novels ever written list as one I’d never finish, it would be number six from that list (with 11 mentions), Stephen King’s IT. This is…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone

Title: Jane Doe Author: Victoria Helen Stone Published: 2018 Publisher: Lake Union Publishing Audiobook Narrator: Nicol Zanzarella — A couple months ago I finished my first novel from the thriller genre, and really enjoyed it. Since then, Victoria Helen Stone’s thriller, Jane Doe, popped up as an Audible Daily Deal, and I decided to give it…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on The Demon Next Door by Bryan Burrough

Title: The Demon Next Door Author: Bryan Burrough Published: 2019 Publisher: Audible Studios Audiobook Narrator: Steve White — The Demon Next Door by Bryan Burrough, one of the Audible Original options for the month of March, 2019, is a fascinating, terrible tale of a psychopath in a small town that managed to slip through the…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on Casino Royale by Ian Fleming

Title: Casino Royale Author: Ian Fleming Published: 1953 Publisher: Penguin Audiobook Narrator: Dan Stevens — I am surely in the minority amongst film lovers in that I have never spent any time with a James Bond film. I’ve played the hell out of games with his namesake, all the way from the Game Boy to…