Death of a Nationalist by Rebecca Pawel (narrated by Elizabeth Klett)

My most recent audiobook download from Iambik.com is Rebecca Pawel’s novel Death of a Nationalist.  Set in 1939, in the early days of Franco’s Spain, it’s a murder mystery that doesn’t shy away from the complexities of history. …The Spanish Civil War, often  considered a practice run for WWII, has only recently ended.  The short-lived Republic is no more.  The Nationalists, backed by Nazi Germany … Continue reading Death of a Nationalist by Rebecca Pawel (narrated by Elizabeth Klett)

City of Thieves by David Benioff (audio narrated by the incredible Ron Perlman!)

The City of Thieves audiobook, written by David Benioff and read by Ron Perlman, is AMAZING! I might be over-stating this, but I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed an audiobook as much.  The plot manages to entertain despite its being somewhat predictable (everyone ends up where you expect them to).  It’s the characters, combined with Ron Perlman’s narration and Benioff’s gift for dialogue, … Continue reading City of Thieves by David Benioff (audio narrated by the incredible Ron Perlman!)

The Tattoo Murder Case by Akimitsu Takagi (Audio)

Akimitsu Takagi’s The Tattoo Murder Case is an extremely clever mystery, populated with psychologically complex characters and convoluted plot lines.  But I found that the most interesting aspect of the book by far was its setting: occupied Japan.  A time when, suddenly, – after 8000 years of history, tradition and believing that their Emperor was a god – Japan became a democracy.  Poof! Just like … Continue reading The Tattoo Murder Case by Akimitsu Takagi (Audio)

Iambik.com Gets Hard Boiled

Iambik.com is back with a new collection of audio books.  Crimes, murders, heists…  10 new recordings in all. I’ll be downloading The Tattoo Murder Case by Japanese author Akimitsu Takagi.  Set in Tokyo in the aftermath of WWII, a girl is found brutally murdered – her full-body tattoo taken,  only her head and limbs are left at the scene.  A detective and his brother, a … Continue reading Iambik.com Gets Hard Boiled