Those Books I’ve Listened To!

Pic by Franzi (Audible screenshots from my mobile).

During the last four weeks life was busy. Thus, I only re-read one favorite book of mine and listened to two audio books…

Sophie KinsellaMy Not So Perfect Life (Read by Fiona Hardingham)

I love all novels by Sophie Kinsella. Only the Shopaholic series is not my cup of tea. But she simply is a genius in the field of writing romance novel plots! This is her last book:

Katie Brenner has the perfect life – at least on her Instagram account. In reality she lives in a tiny flat in London, has a stupefying commute every day, isn’t worshiped in her job and she hates her boss Demeter, who seems to have it all (the perfect job, man, family, house and look). But then the worst happens: Katie loses her job and goes back to her hometown, where she pretends to be only on a sabbatical to help her dad in starting a glamping (glamorous & camping) side. Everything works out well… until Demeter arrives for vacation with her family.

The plot was easy to follow, the heroine likable and there was – of course – some romance in the air. A book like a cup of hot chocolate on a rainy March Day ;).

*** (out of five)

Hendrik GroenEierlikörtage (Read by Felix von Manteuffel)

This book is based on the “secret diaries” of Hendrik Groen, 83 years old, living in a retirement home in Amsterdam.

Since my own grandpa is living in a retirement home (in Berlin) since a year now, I was immediately hooked by the idea to get an insight into the life of such an environment.

Hendrik Groen describes all those funny and not-so-funny everyday situations in his retirement home. Sometimes you have to laugh out loud and sometimes you are nearly crying.

I big must-read for everyone with relatives in retirement homes (and everyone else)!

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I wish you a wonderful week! Have a remarkable one :)!

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Those Audio Books!

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I have a new addiction while traveling – listening to audio books! Here are the books I already heard via my Audible account:

The Commissar Dupin series by Jean-Luc Bannalec, read by Gerd Wameling…

I already listened  to episodes 2 and 3 (I read the first one as a ‘standard’ book) and have the fourth on my list. The books are French crime novels at their best – you can smell the salty Bretonic air and the Commissar is wonderful cranky. Moreover, I recognize myself every single time he describes his coffee-addiction.

Alle Toten fliegen hoch – Amerika by Joachim Meyerhoff, read by the author himself…

I already read the follow-up Wann wird es endlich wieder so, wie es nie war with my literature club earlier this year. There,  Joachim Meyerhoff describes his childhood in the North of Germany. In his first book he concentrates on his exchange year in the U.S. during his adolescence. It’s the year his brother died in a car crash, but also the one he became a ‘grown-up’. I highly recommend you to listen to this sad-funny story.

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, read by the author herself…

I already read this wonderful book about Elizabeth Gilbert’s way to find herself during a sabbatical year in Italy, India and Indonesia a few years ago. Now it’s a beautiful new experience to listen to the author herself reading about her adventures (…and pronouncing all those pretty Italian words ;)).

I wish you a wonderful weekend. Have a good one :)!

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