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15 Seconds With Gross

Tom Alderman | Posted 03.10.2013 | Books
Tom Alderman

15 Seconds is a revenge story -- in reverse. Here, the good guy is receiving and the bad guy is delivering the revenge, gruesome revenge. What makes the story work so well is the compassion you may feel for the killer, as twisted as he is.

Some Writers Should Be Seen and Not Heard

Tom Alderman | Posted 09.01.2012 | Books
Tom Alderman

Authors often like to talk about finding their literary voices, which generally means they haven't sold anything yet. This post, however is about writers who actually have sold a book, want to voice the audiobook edition -- and shouldn't.

Game Change - a Cautionary Tale About Gabby Staff and Paranoid Presidential Candidates

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

The superlative reviews for this book - "spellbinding," "riveting," "explosive" - all true. For political junkies and cautious historians, Game Change is outstanding.

Current Best Sellers: Buyers Beware

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Alderman

If you're the kind of reader who must finish a book no matter how disappointing, you might want to save time by simply avoiding these current offerings from three marquee-name writers.

Comedic King Lear and Jack Bauer Clone - Audiobook Reviews

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Alderman

In Fool, Moore's sell is his Pythonesque-meets-Austin-Powers dialogue and descriptors, delivered on these CDs with sly British sincerity and skill by Euan Morton.

Audio Book Review: Shadow of Power

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Alderman

This plot is like Hamburger Helper. There's a modest ingredient somewhere in there, to which is added a whole lot of filler in an attempt to bulk up a meager meal.