Coffee Pot Reviews are mini-reviews done in the length of time it takes to brew a pot of coffee. Today I have a mix of books that I listened to or read in December from my TBR pile. Grab a cup of coffee and a muffin, curl up and enjoy!
by L. Frank Baum
Series: Oz #1
Narrator: Anne Hathaway
Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
Narration: 3.5 cups
One of the best-known stories in American culture, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over 100 years. Best Actress nominee Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married, Alice In Wonderland), fresh from filming one of this year's most anticipated films, The Dark Knight Rises, lends her voice to this uniquely American fairy tale.
Follow the adventures of young Dorothy Gale and her dog Toto as they get swept away into the magical land of Oz , where they encounter characters and places you may remember from the movie - and several more that never made it to the big screen - on an unforgettable journey to the Emerald City.
"It's such a wonderful book and I was so happy to be a part of bringing it to life", Ms. Hathaway said. "There are a lot of great voices in it. The more fun you have with it, the sillier and the more free you get with it, the better it is because it's a story that can handle it. It's amazing to be able to discover something new about something you feel you know so well."
Years ago I read The Wizard of Oz and of course, I have watched the classic movie again and again. It is a childhood favorite and I delighted in revisiting on audio.
I grabbed this when it was a daily deal on Audible thinking it would be fun to revisit on audio. I enjoyed listening and like Anne Hathaway. I wasn’t entirely sold on the voices she created, but each was recognizable, and her pacing was well done. The Wizard of Oz is the perfect audio to pack for a family road trip as it will appeal to every age group in your car.
by Cindi Madsen
Series: Accidentally in Love #2.5
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Doing the wrong thing has never felt so right...
The last person police officer Nate Walsh expected to discover stranded in a snowstorm is his brother's ex—and former town rebel—Kelsey Cooper. His complete opposite in every way, Kelsey’s the girl he never allowed himself to want. But when she agrees to stay with him until the storm passes, he definitely finds himself wanting the gorgeous, tattooed woman. Too bad Nate’s sure his brother is still in love with her…
Kelsey had only meant to drive through her tiny hometown, not end up spending time there. With a cop. But despite her issues with authority figures, even she can admit Mr. Serious looks pretty hot in his uniform. Unfortunately, she’s sworn off relationships—and she’ll never be the girl for a nice guy.
An Officer and a Rebel is a novella by Cindi Madsen and part of her Accidentally in Love series. I grabbed this on Nook when it was a freebie. The story takes place at Christmas and can be read as a standalone.
While this is a novella and can be read quickly, the romance worked. Kelsey Cooper is traveling home when her car crashes. Nate Welsh comes to her rescue. He is local law enforcement and the older brother of her high school boyfriend. A snowstorm, confessions and long ago attraction are the tropes present, and they all worked nicely. While I would have preferred a full-length novel, the author did an excellent job of delivering all the feels and believability to make this a warm, fuzzy read for any time of the year.
It was fun trying a new to me author and I will pick up a book by Madsen again.From my TBR pile, Wonderful Wizard of OZ, audio and An Officer and a Rebel coffee pot reviews Click To Tweet
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