Should I read it? Yes, if you’re a homebrewer or just a lover of beer. Mosher dives into some of the history of beer as well as a description of the various styles. He dedicates a good portion of the book to the various taste profiles and how to “judge” beer, which I found interesting. You can pick this up and read sections at a time, so it’s a good one to have around to pick up now and then.
AUDIOBOOK read by John Bedford Lloyd
Should I read it? No. While I liked the concept of this story, I was not impressed with the execution. There are plenty of great Crichton books out there, so choose one of them instead of this one.
AUDIOBOOK read by Bronson Pinchot
Should I read it? Yes. Vietnam is not a genre that I ever read, but I’d heard great things about this book and am glad I picked it up. A well written novel that puts you in the trenches with Bravo Company, I was fully engaged the whole time. If you like war novels, I very much recommend this one.
Should I read it? Yes. A fun and quick read that I very much enjoyed. No big surprises or deep thinking involved, just sit back and enjoy.
Should I read it? If you’re a fan of maps and geography, yes. Otherwise, maybe. I was pleasantly surprised by this book as it had good pacing, moved through various map related topics, and contained enough information and humor to keep me engaged. As a closet map geek, I had fun reading it.
AUDIOBOOK read by Jeff Gurner and Geneva Carr
Should I read it? Yes. A fairly short tale that toys with some spookiness, I enjoyed the characters and the dual story lines. In fact, I liked this book better than Egan’s award winning book A Visit From the Goon Squad.
AUDIOBOOK read by Scott Brick
Should I read it? Yes. A harrowing true tale of the whaleship that was sunk by a sperm whale, Philbrick does a great job of balancing the story with history of the characters, the culture, and the era. In addition, Brick does a fantastic job, as usual, narrating the book.
Should I read it? Seriously? Yes. Now.
AUDIOBOOK read by Dion Graham
Should I read it? No. I wanted to like this book, I really did. The overall story is interesting and enjoyable, but it just seemed buried in the narrative and thoughts of the writer.
AUDIOBOOK read by Tim Robbins
Should I read it? Yes. Although this isn’t a happy story, I enjoyed it. Another classic that I failed to read in High School, I’m glad I picked it up and can see why it’s considered one of the greats. The ausiobook version I listened to was read by Tim Robbins, who did a nice job, although got too quiet at times.