“Split Second” Audiobook Review

This book was originally published in 2011 and was written by Catherine Coulter.  It was performed by Paul Costanzo and Renee Raudman. There are two stories going on in this book.  They are not similar and they don’t relate to each other.  In one, the FBI is pursuing a serial killer, but as they close in, […]

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“The Nice Guys” Movie review

At first, I thought this film was going to be a typical private investigator type movie–case solved.  Fortunately, it wasn’t.  Ryan Gosling plays Holland March, the PI and teams up with Jackson Healy played by Russell Crowe, a muscle-for-hire.  Together, they find they are both looking for the same girl, Amelia, an actress in a porn movie.  As the […]

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“Once More to the Lake” Essay review

This essay was written by E.B. White and was published in the third edition in 1999 of the “Blair Reader” edited by Laurie G. Kirszner and Stephen R. Mandell.  The premise of this anthology is to develop critical reading skills in students.  I am not a student and do not intend to do the homework associated […]

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“Silent Thunder” Audiobook review

This book was written by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen and was published in 2003.  It was performed by Jennifer Van Dyck. Hanna Bryson embarks on an opportunity of a lifetime for any marine architect.  She can examine a Russian submarine, an Oscar Class II, called Silent Thunder.  The submarine has been purchased by a […]

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“Gallstones, Part 3”

I had laparoscopic surgery for the removal of my gall bladder on Thursday.  All went well and I am in the recovery stage.  I have had some pain and nausea, but I hardly know I’m missing an organ…except for the five holes in my abdomen, that is. My sister and I got to the surgery […]

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“Gallstones, Part 2”

I met with the gall bladder surgeon on Monday.  I call her Dr. K, mainly because her name is really long.  She knew exactly what I was going through since she’d had gall bladder surgery as well, but she also added that the symptoms I was presenting could represent any of ten different problems.  She was […]

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“Papa: Hemingway in Cuba” Movie review

I didn’t see any advertising for this film, so I was surprised to see it at the theater.  I didn’t quite know what to expect, but I wish it had a little more to it.  Of note, this is the first film shot in Cuba since the Revolution. Giovanni Ribisi stars as Ed Myers, a […]

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“Captain America: Civil War” Movie review

I was concerned the premise for this movie would be too much like the recent Batman vs Superman movie, but it was different enough.  To top it all off, it even made sense.  The conflict arises due to collateral damage as it did in the other movie, but in this case, there was an effort by […]

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“One Last Time” Essay review

This essay was taken from a collection of essays in the “Blair Reader” edited by Laurie G. Kirszner and Stephen R. Mandell and published by Prentice-Hall, Inc.  I have the third edition which was published in 1999.  While these essays were chosen to help students develop their abilities as critical readers, I found them to be […]

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“Supreme Conflict” Book Review

Written by Jan Crawford Greenburg, this book was published in 2007 by the Penguin Press.  The author has been a journalist and correspondent for several news organizations and covered the proceedings at the Supreme Court for at least 12 years. The operation of the Supreme Court has always been somewhat of a mystery.  There are nine […]

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