Nominations for the December 20 Capitol Choices agenda will be due at 11:59 PM on Thursday, December 12. Nominations for the 2014 List will still be accepted for the January 17 meeting as long as the books were published in 2013. The last date for any nominations of 2013 books will be on January 9, 2014.
This year Penguin audio is releasing all of the Dahl books narrated by extraordinary luminaries, and it is hard to single a few out, but this one is particularly delicious, Miranda Richardson is great at the grandchild who eggs his grandmother on to scare him half to death with her tales about witches, and her voice, equally kind and expert, is well realized too, we are all "her darlings". There are just enough other sounds, doors slamming! dishes dropping! erc to give a true sense of place. The witches voices are at times subservient, demanding! panicked! controlled. A wonderful listening experience. Audio. Edie Ching
In 1692 Salem, a doctor claims that someone has bewitched two girls in convulsions, and the community accuses and tries people for witchcraft. Even though not everyone agrees with the verdict, fear and superstition permeate the town with Jessica Almasy’s narration revealing the malevolent mob mood (10-14).
The rollicking adventures of Tiffany Aching and her unpredictable “Wee Free Men” conclude as she takes on the malevolent dark force she may have mistakenly awakened and tries to regain the trust of the people of Chalk Hills.
Fearful and superstitious townsfolk drive orphaned Kate from her home. Alone except for Taggle, her cat, she joins the Roamers in a desperate quest to reclaim her shadow, having traded it to the dangerous witch, Linay, in exchange for the unspoken desire of her heart.