Tag: book reviews

Books Branden Completed in 2018

I took a new position with my company in 2018, and it saw my 4-mile drive turn into a 70-mile drive. This additional time spent behind the wheel, though, was not completely lost as I discovered the wonderful world of audiobooks. While stuck in the unrelenting traffic this past year, I was able to dive…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Title: The Haunting of Hill House Author: Shirley Jackson Published: 1959 Publisher: Viking Audiobook Narrator: Bernadette Dunne — I decided recently to put together an extremely non-definitive, definitive list of the “scariest novels ever written”. I put this together by googling that quoted search term, and then using 28 different lists from (seemingly) reputable sources,…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Title: Ready Player One Author: Ernest Cline Published: August 16, 2011 Publisher: Random House Audiobook Narrator: Wil Wheaton — The hype is real, and it is earned. I really wasn’t sure what to expect with Ready Player One. When the novel came out, it garnered a lot of buzz, and the general consensus, as I…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on Pet Sematary by Stephen King

Title: Pet Sematary Author: Stephen King Published: November 14, 1983 Publisher: Doubleday Audiobook Narrator: C. Michael Hall — The film adaptation of this Stephen King classic is a great horror movie that I fall more in love with every time I watch it. Because of that, I was excited to finally hit play on this…