Books read

In May '97 I discovered audio books at the Kanata Library. I'm now listening to about one a week. Whereas I always found reading very slow, now my time in the car is a literary thrill a minute! The symbol @ on the list below indicates an audio book.

It made sense to become an associate of Amazon.com. You can purchase my recommended selection of audiobooks, as well as Amazon.com's complete selection of books and music over the web direct from my bookstore. Read my reviews of all the books listed below.

Who are my favourite writers? Well, Og Mandino is certainly in the top 5. Just look down the list below for writers of books with more than four stars.


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Here are some of the books I've read, or listened to, recently, with my own ratings. 7 star rating for unbelievably fantastic. Most recent are at the top.
[* = reviewed on Kanata Audio Books; @ = Audiobook]
 


*  Johnny Cash, with Patrick Carr	     Cash			  *****
*  Allan McGuire			     Waves of hope		  ****
*  Consumed by love			     Duncan Smith		  ******
*  Thom S Rainer			     I am a church member	  ****
*  Abraham Lincoln & Elton Trueblood The spiritual growth of a public man ****
*  Msenwa Oliver Mweneake		     Still with us		  *****
*  Ron Corcoran				     Deliver us from evil	  ****
2017
*@ Wayne Dyer				     I can see clearly now	  ***
*  Dr. Elie Klein			     Read this if you have a heart***
*@ Jeffrey Archer			     Best kept secret		  ****
*@ David Baldacci			     First family		  ******
*  Heidi Baker, with Shara Pradhan	     Compelled by love		  ****
*  Fordon D. Fee & Douglas Stuart How to read the Bible for all its worth ****
*  Heidi Baker				     Birthing the miraculous	  *****
*  H.A. Baker				     Visions beyond the veil	  ****
*@ Lee Child				     Personal			  *****
*  Linda Baker Kaahanui			     Every good gift		  ****
*  Rolland and Heidi Baker		     There is always enough	  *****
*@ Peter Biskind			     Down and dirty pictures	  ***
*@ Daniel H Pink			     Drive			  *****
*@ Lee Child				     Never go back		  ******
*@ Elin Hilderbrand			     A Summer Affair		  ****
*  Surprize Sithole			     Voice in the night		  *****
*@ David Baldacci			     Divine Justice		  *****
*@ David Baldacci			     The Camel Club		  ****
*@ David Baldacci			     Hell's Corner		  ******
*  Ritchie Yorke			     Van Morrison - Into the music***
*@ Tony Robbins				     Money - Master the Game      ******	
*@ Daniel Coyle				     The talent code		  ******
*@ Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler	     Crescent Dawn		  *****
2016
*@ D.H. Lawrence			     The Lost Girl		  ****
*@ Suzanne Finstad			     Warren Beatty, a private man ***
*@ Jeffrey Archer			     Be careful what you wish for ****
*@ Mitch Horowitz			     Occult America		  ***
*@ Robert Littell			     Young Philby		  **** 
*@ Stieg Larsson			  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ******
*  Joe S McIlhaney JR & Freda McCissic Bush  Hooked			  ***
*  Dr Izzeldin Abuelaish		     I shall not hate		  ******
*@ Lee Child				     The affair			  ******
*@ WEB Griffin and William E Butterworth IV  The outlaws		  *****
*@ Lee Child				     Nothing to lose		  ******
*@ Dave Barry				     Insane city		  ***
*@ Lee Child				     A wanted man		  ******
*@ Lee Child				     Gone tomorrow		  ******
*@ Philip Yancey			     What good is God?		  *****
*@ Robert Harris			     An officer and a spy	  ******
*@ Bill O'Reilly			     Killing Jesus                ******
*  Carolyn Weber			     Surprized by Oxford	  *****
*@ Clive Davis				     The soundtrack of my life	  ******
*@ Ernest Hemmingway			     The old man and the sea	  *****
*@ James Patterson		             Private			  ****
*@ Edward Rutherfurd			     Paris			  *****
*@ Ken Follett				     Winter of the World	  ******          	    
*@ James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge	     Tick tock			  *****
2015
*@ Mitch Joel				     Six pixels of separation	  ****
*  Hans Finzel				The top ten mistakes leaders make ****
*@ Bernard Cornwell			     The Lords of the North	  ****
*@ Patricia Cornwell			     Port Mortuary		  ****
*@ Clive Cussler			     The Chase			  ****
*@ Ted Kosmatka				     Prophet of bones		  ***
*@ James Patterson			     Kill me if you can		  ****
*@ Franz Kafka				     The Trial			  ****
*@ Henry M Paulson Jr.			     On the brink		  ******
*@ Particia Cornwell			     Predator			  ***
*@ Charles Dickens			     Hard times			  ****
2014
*@ Jules Verne				     The Underground City	  ***
 @ Michael Hyatt			     Platform			  ****
*@ Alan Chrisman			     It's a long way home	  ***
*@ Philippa Gregory			     The Other Queen		  ****
*@ Elizabeth Edwards			     Resilience			  ***	
*@ Clive Cussler and Justin Scott	     The Thief			  **** 
*@ Joel C Rosenberg			     Inside the Revolution	  ******
*@ Dalton Fury				     Kill Bin Laden		  ***
*@ Nelson De Mille			     The Panther		  *******
*  Deborah Gyapong			     The Defilers		  ****
*@ Philip K Dick			     Blade runner		  ***
*@ Ahmed Rashid				     Pakistan on the brink	  *****
*@ Roberto Bolano			     Third Reich		  **
*@ Anne Rice				     Christ The Lord		  ****
*@ John Le Carre			     Our kind of traitor	  ****
*@ Anne Rice				     Angel time			  ****
*@ The Beatles - the biography		     Bob Spitz			  ****
*@ The girl who played with fire	     Stieg Larsson		  **** 
*@ John Le Carre			     The constant gardener	  ****
*@ Ian McEwan				     Solar			  ****
*@ Jeffrey Archer			     A prisoner of birth	  *******
*  Eben Alexander, M.D.			     Proof of Heaven		  ***
*@ Don DeLillo				     Falling Man		  **
*  Richard Heinberg		             The End of Growth		  ****
*@ Daniel Tammet			     Embracing the wide sky       ****
*  Jiri Soukup				     On Moving Mountains	  ****				
*@ Dick and Felix Francis		     Silks			  ******
*@ Mordecai Richler			     Barney's Version		  *****
*@ Wally Lamb				     Wishin' & Hopin'		  ** 
*@ Clive Cussler and Justin Scott	     The Race			  **** 
*@ Dick and Felix Francis		     Crossfire			  *****
2013
*@ Janet Reitman			     Inside Scientology		  *****
*@ Clive Cussler with Jack du Brul	     The Jungle			  **** 
*  Patrick Humphries			     Nick Drake			  ***
*@ Keith Richards			     Life			  *****
*@ Stephen L. Carter			   Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln *****
*  Lee Strobel				     The Case for a Creator	  *****
*@ Jeffrey Archer			     Cat o'nine tails		  ***
*@ Danielle Steel			     Answered prayers		  *** 
*@ Various writers			     This I believe		  **** 
*@ Jeffrey Archer			     Paths of Glory		  *****
*@ Jack Higgins				     Bad Company		  ***
*@ Diana Gabaldon   	   	Lord John & the brotherhood of the blade  ****
*  David Chilton			     The wealthy barber returns	  ***
*@ Holling Clancy Holling		     Paddle to the sea		  **
*@ Franklin Graham	 	             Rebel with a cause		  *****
*  James Copple				     The Truth Seeker		  ***
*@ Gayle Delaney, Ph.D			     Your sleeping genius	  ****
*@ Ian Fleming				     Quantum of Solace            ****    - The complete James Bond Short Stories
*@ Michael Crichton			     State of Fear		  *       - Beware of this book's false message
*@ Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead)		     Searching for the sound	  *****
*  Thomas Cahill			 How the Irish saved civilization **** 
*@ Alexander McCall Smith	      The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party ***
*@ Jilly Cooper				     Jump			  **
*@ Larry King				     My remarkable journey	  *****
*@ David Baldacci			     True Blue			  *****
*@ Clive Cussler with Jack du Brul	     Corsair			  **** 
*@ Ann Rice                                  Of love and evil             **** 
*@ Clive Cussler & Dirk Cussler              Arctic Drift                 ****
2012
*  C.S. Lewis				     Mere Christianity		  ****
*@ Clive Cussler 			     Valhalla Rising		  ****
*@ Ann Rice                                  The Road to Cana             *****
*@ Clive Cussler with Justin Scott           The Wrecker                  ******
*@ Clive Cussler with Grant Blackwood        The Kingdom                  *****
*@ Clive Cussler with Justin Scott           The Spy                      *****
*@ Clive Cussler with Grant Blackwood        Lost Empire                  ****
*@ Clive Cussler with Paul Kremprecos        Fire Ice                     *** 
*@ Clive Cussler with Paul Kremprecos        Polar Shift                  ****	 
*@ Clive Cussler                             Trojan Odyssey               *** 
*@ Clive Cussler                             Black Wind                   *** 
*@ Clive Cussler                             Skeleton Coast               ****
*  Reginald W Bibby                          Beyond the Gods and Back     ***
*@ Clive Cussler                             The Silent Sea               ***
*@ Deepak Chopra                             Jesus                        **
*@ Wally Lamb                                The hour I first believed    *****
*  Aminatta Forna                            The memory of love           *****
*@ Tom Clancy				     Op Center - Call to treason  ***
*  Ray Simpson                               High street monateries       ***
*  James H Wardroper                         The Michmash Chronicles      ****
*  Mike Mason                                The Gospel according to Job  ***
*@ Nick Hornby                               A long way down              ***
*@ Ernest Hemingway                          For whom the bell tolls      ****** 
*@ WEB Griffin and WE Butterworth IV         The traffickers              **
*@ WEB Griffin                               The Hunters                  *****
*@ WEB Griffin                               The Shooters                 ******
*@ Brad Thor                                 Path of the assassin         **
*@ James D. Tabor                            The Jesus Dynasty            ***
*@ WEB Griffin and WE Butterworth IV         The Vigilantes               *** 
*@ Simon Blackburn			     Plato's Republic        	  ***
*@ Jonathan Safran Foer               Extremely loud and incredibly close ****
*@ WEB Griffen				     Black Ops			  *****
*  Ian A Anthony           	      Radio Wizard - Edward Samuel Rogers ***
*@ Harlan Coben				     The Innocent		  *****
*@ Ann Coulter		               Godless - The church of liberalism ******
2011
*@ Eric van Lustbader			     The Bourne deception	  ****
*@ C.S. Lewis				     Surprized by joy	          ***
*@ Geoffrey Archer			     Dark Angel		          *** 
*@ Sherwin B Nuland			     The art of aging	          ***
*@ Bernard Goldberg	          100 people who are screwing up America  ***
*  Lawrence Hill			     The book of negroes	  ******
*  Albert Einstein			     Relativity		          ****
*@ Jerry Lewis				     Dean & Me		          ***
*@ Frank McCourt			     Teacher man		  ***
*@ Bill Tancer				     Click			  ****
*@ Stephen D. Levitt and Stephen Dubner      Freakonomics		  ****
*@ Malcolm Gladwell			     Blink			  *****
*@ Wikinomics		                Don Tapscott & Anthony D Williams *****
*  John Piper				     Don't waste your life        ****
*@ Walter Isaacson			     Einstein			  ****
*@ The Shock Doctrine			     Naomi Klein		  *****
*@ Mark's Story                            Tim Lahaye and Jerry B Jenkins ****
*@ King, Conroy, Grisham, Straub	     The Wavedancer benfit        **
*@ Stephen W. Hawking		             The theory of everything	  ***
*@ Michael Scheuer			     Marching toward Hell	  *****
*  Graham Power & Diane Vermooten            Not by might, nor by Power   ****
*@ Malcolm Gladwell			     Outliers		          ****
*@ John le Carré 			     The mission song	          *****
*@ Yann Martel				     Life of Pi		          *****
*  Michael L. Brown	            Homosexuality, The Church, & Society  ****   (DVD)
2010
*@ Jack Higgins				     Midnight runner		  ****
*@ Robert Harris			     Imperium		          *****
*@ Jim Cymbala				     Fresh wind fresh fire	  ****
 * Joel C Rosenberg			     The last days		  ****
*@ Alexander McCall Smith     		In the company of cheerful ladies ****
*@ John Banville			     The sea			  ****
*@ Lames Patterson & Peter De Jonge	     Beach Road			  ***
*@ Tim Flannery				     The Weather Makers		  ****
*@ Khaled Hosseini		             The Kite runner         	  ******
*@ Dave Barry			  The shepherd, the angel, and Walter ... ***
*@ Khaled Hosseini		       	     A thousand splendid suns     ******
*@ Alan Alda	     	       Things I overheard while talking to myself ***
*@ Prof FE Peters		  	    Judaism, Christianity & Islam ***
*@ Noel Coward		    		The Noel Coward audio collection  **
*@ Ernest Hemingway			    To have and have not	  ***
*@ Ian McEwan				    On Chesil Beach		  ***
*@ William P Young			    The Shack			  ******
*@ Ethan Canin				    America America		  *******
*@ Joshua Spanogle			    Isolation ward		  ***
*@ Daniel Goleman			    Social Intelligence	          ***
*@ Pamela Clarke Keogh			    Elvis Presley 		  ***
*@ Thomas L Friedman	                    The Earth is flat             *****
*@ Jeffrey Archer		  	    The Gospel according to Jesus **
2009
*  Arith Fernando		            Crucial questions about hell  ****
*@ Colin Forbes				    The Greek Key		  ****
*@ Danielle Steel			    Wings			  *** 
*  Joel C Rosenberg			    The last Jihad		  ****
*  Joel C Rosenberg			    Epicenter		          *****
*@ Alexander McCall Smith		    44 Scotland Street	          ***
*@ Brian Wansink, Ph.D.			    Mindless eating		  ****
*@ Anthony Swofford			    Jarhead			  ***
*@ Thomas L Friedman		            The Lexus and the Olive Tree  *****
*@ Bruce Meyer with Michael Enright	    The Great Books, Ser 1        **
*@ Jane Austen				    Northanger Abbey	          **
*@ Dick Francis				    Enquiry			  ***
*@ Kathy Reichs				    Death du Jour		  ***
*@ Dan Brown				    The Da Vinci Code	          ***    
*@ Leonard Sax, M.D.,Ph.D.		    Why gender matters            *****
*@ Jack kerouac				    On the road			  ****
*@ Carolly Erickson		 	    The last wife of Henry VIII	  ***
2008
*@ Dick Lohr				    How to delegate work          ***
*@ Michael Palmer			    The patient		          *****
*@ Michael Levine			    A branded world     	  ***
*@ Geoff Emerick & Howard Massey            Here, there and everywhere    ****
*@ P.D. James				    Innocent blood		  ****
*@ Dirk Bogarde				    Backcloth		          ***
*@ Elizabeth Marshall Thomas		    The hidden life of dogs       ***
*@ James Joyce				    Ulysses			  ***
*@ Jeffrey Archer			    False impression	          ****
*@ Jonathan Lunn			    Killigrew R.N.		  *****
*@ Ernest Hemingway			    The sun also rises	          ****
*@ Richard P. Feynman	               The pleasure of finding things out ****
*@ Alexandra Fuller	               Don't let's go to the dogs tonight ****
*@ Jim Lovell & Jeffrey Kluger		    Apollo 13		          ***
*@ Boris Yeltsin			    Midnight diaries	          ****
*  Ellen Bascuti	              Luis Palau, Evangelist to the world **
*@ Evelyn Anthony			    Anne Boleyn			  ****
*@ Lawrence Block			    Small town		          ***
*@ Richard A Clarke			    Against all enemies           *****
*@ Patrick Robinson			    U.S.S. Seawolf		  ****
*@ Henry James				    The portrait of a lady	  ***	
*@ Azar Nafisi			            Reading Lolita in Tehran      ****	
*@ Dick Francis				    The Edge		          *****  (All Canadians should read this)
*@ Alexander McCall Smith              The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency *****
*@ Hammond Innes		            The wreck of the Mary Deare   *****
*@ John & Loren Sandford		    The Prophets		  ***
*@ Dave Barry				    Tricky Business		  ****
*@ Jeffrey Archer			    A matter of honour	          ***
*@ Dick Francis				    Blood Sport		          ***
*@ Homer				    The Iliad		          ***			
*@ Bryan Forbes				    Quicksand		          *****
*@ Ian McEwan				    Atonement		          *****
*@ Margaret Atwood			    The Penelopiad		  ***
*@ Margaret Thatcher			    The Path to Power	          ***
2007
*@ Anthony Summers and Robyn Swan	    Sinatra - The Life		  ***			
*@ Ross Porter                        Miles Davis - The Man with the Horn *****
*@ Anne Graham-Lotz			    Just give me Jesus            *****
*@ Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins	    The Remnant			  ****
*@ Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins	    Desecration			  ****
*@ Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins	    Apollyon			  ***
*@ Ian Flemming				    Thunderball			  ****
*@ Wally Lamb				    I know this much is true	  ******
*@ Patrick O'Brian			    The Surgeon's Mate		  ****
*@ Peter Carey			            True History of the Kelly Gang*****
*@ Peter Carey				    My Life as a Fake		  ***
*@ Jeffery Archer		      	    To cut a long story short	  ***
*@ Jeffery Archer			    As the crow flies		  *******
*@ Douglas Reeman			    H.M.S. Saracen		  ******
*@ Richard Hack			            Hughes: the private diaries   ******		
*@ Pete Hamill				    Why Sinatra Matters           ***
*  Erwin W. Lutzer			The truth about same-sex marriage ***
*  Rick Joyner 		         Leadership: the power of a creative life ****
*@ Lou Gerstner                           Who says elephants can't dance? ****
*@ Hillary Rodham Clinton		    Living History		  *****
*@ Bill Clinton				    My Life			  *****
*@ Bob Dylan			            Bob Dylan Chronicles Vol 1    ****
2005
*  Rick Warren				    The purpose-driven life       *****
*  D.C.Jarvis, M.D.		            Arthritis & Folk medicine     ****
*@ D.W.Buffa				    The Legacy		          ******
*@ Jeffrey Archer			    Honour among theives	  ****
*@ Bob Costas				    Fair Ball		          ***
*@ Mark Bego				    Madonna now		  	  **
*@ Jonathan Kellerman			    Flesh and blood		  ***	
*@ Noel M. Tichy			    The Cyle of Leadership	  *****
*@ Dick Francis				    The Danger		          ****
*@ FRederick Forsyth			    The Odessa File	          ***
*@ Tony Hillerman			    The Fly on the Wall	          ****
*@ Oscar Hijuelos			    Mr. Ives' Christmas	          ****
*@ Tony Hillerman			    Finding Moon		  ****
*@ Mark Twain	               A Connecticut Yankee in King Arhur's Court ***
 @ HG Wells				    The Invisible Man		  **
*@ GC Ward, Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns 	    Mark Twain			  *****
*@ Tony Hillerman			    The First Eagle		  ****
*@ Tony Hillerman			    The Blessing Way	          ***
*@ Seth Godin				    Survival is not enough        *****
*@ L.Gen.Harold Moore & Joseph Galloway 
			                 We were soldiers once, and young *****
*@ Tony Hillerman			    Seldom disappointed	          *****
 @ John D. MacDonald			    Free Fall in Crimson	  *
 @ Herb Curtis				    The Lone Angler		  *
 @ Ray Bradbury				    The Ray Bradbury Theatre      ***
 @ Patrick O'Brien			    The Truelove		  **
*@ Robert Kiyosaki			    Rich Dad's prophecy		  ****
*@ Robert Kiyosaki		            Rich dad's guide to investing ****
*@ Robert Kiyosaki			    Rich kid, smart kid		  ****
2003
*@ Bernard Cornwell			    The Archer's tale		  ****
*@ Patricia Cornwell			    Cruel and unusual		  ***	
*@ Patricia Cornwell			    All that remains		  ******
*@ Ken Follett				    A Place Called Freedom	  **
*  Reggie Vinson			    Don't stop believing	  ****
*@ Patrick Robinson			    U.S.S. Seawolf		  **
 @ Mary Cook				    Calendar		          *
*@ Christopher Reich			    Numbered account	          ******
*@ J.R.R.Tolkien			    The Hobbit		          ***
*@ Carl Hiaasen				    Basket Case		          ****
*@ Jack Higgins				    Touch the Devil		  ***
*@ Kathy Reichs				    Deadly decisions	          ****
*@ Mario Puzo				    The Family		          ****
*@ Christopher Reich			    The Runner		          ***
*@ W.E.B.Griffin			    Special Ops		          ** 
*@ W.E.B.Griffin			    Secret Honour		  *** 
*@ W.E.B.Griffin			    Under Fire		          **** 
*@ Matt Cohen				    Last seen		          ***
*@ Lawrence Sanders			    McNally's secret	          *****
*@ Nicholas Evans			    The Horse Whisperer		  ******
*@ Bill Gates			          Business @ the speed of thought ****
*@ Margaret Atwood			    The Blind Assassin		  ****
*@ Jack Higgins				    Edge of Danger		  *****
*@ Richard North Patterson		    Dark Lady		          ***
*  Time Life Books			    Rock & Roll at 50	    	  *****
*@ Jack Higgins				    Day of Reckoning		  ***
*@ Peter Blauner			    Man of the Hour		  ****
*@ Jonathan Kellerman			    The Web			  **
*@ Monty McKinnon			    Money management		  ****
*@ Jonathan Harr			    A Civil Action		  ****
*@ Joseph Kanon				    The Good German		  *****
*@ Jack Higgins				    Night of the Fox		  ***		
*@ Suze Orman		                The 9 steps to financial freedom  ***
*@ John Naisbitt			    Megatrends			  ***
*@ Richard Marcinko & John Weisman	    Rogue Warrior		  ***
*@ Richard Marcinko & John Weisman	    Seal Force Alpha		  ****
*@ Steve Martini			    The Attorney		  ****
*@ Steve Martini			    The Jury			  ****
*@ Steve Martini			    The Judge			  *****
 @ Frederick Forsyth			    No Comebacks		  ****
*@ Ayn Rand				    Atlas Shrugged		  ***
*@ Stephen Coonts			    The Intruders		  ***
 @ David Bercott		          What the early church believed  ***
*@ Dale Brown				    Warrior Class		  **
*@ Widows				    Ed McBain			  **
*@ Bernard Cornwell			    Sharpe's Triumph		  ***
*@ Jack London				    Call of the Wild		  ***
*@ Bill Bryson				    A Walk in the Woods	          ****
*@ John Mortimer			    Felix in the underworld 	  *****
*@ Bill Bryson			            I'm a stranger here myself    ****
*@ Theodore Sturgeon, SC Sykes              Analog Sci Fict Sci Fact 	  **  
*@ Robert Ludlum			    The Matarese Countdown        ***
*@ William J. Coughlin			    The Heart of Justice	  ***
*@ John Steinbeck			    Tortilla Flat		  ***
*@ Nicholas Evans			    The loop		          ****
*@ Jackie Pullinger			    Ministry with the Poor        ****
*@ Arthur C Clarke			    3001: the Final Odyssey       ****
*@ Tom Clancy & Steve Pieczenik	            Op Center - Mirror Image      ****
*@ David Reuben, M.D.      Everything you always wanted to know about sex ****
 @ Various authors			    Murder by the Brits	          **
*@ George Orwell			    1984			  *****
*@ Patrick Roberts			    Nimitz Class		  ****
2002
 @ Nora Roberts				    Jewels of the sun	          *
*@ Pat Conroy				    The Great Santini             ****
*@ Jeffrey Archer			    The perfect murder            *****
*@ Frank McCourt			    Angela's Ashes		  ******
*@ Robert M Pirsig                 Zen & the Art of Motorcyle Maintenance ******
*@ Isaac Asimov				Foundation series        ******
*@ Edward Rutherfurd			    The Forrest			  ***
 @ Barbara Taylor Bradford		    Where you belong		  **
 @ Tim Clayton & Phil Craig		    Finest Hour			  **
*@ Cider with Rosie			    Laurie Lee			  ***
*  John, Paul, George & Ringo		    The Beatles Anthology	  ****
*@ Kathy Reichs				    Deja Dead			  ***
*@ John Le Carre			    A Murder of Quality	          ***
*@ Tom Clancy				    Debt of honour		  ***
*@ John Ralston Saul			    The Unconscious Civilization  ***
*@ Michael Eisner with Tony Schwartz	    Work in Progress		  ****
*@ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle	            The Hound of the Baskervilles ***
*@ Joseph Heller			    Catch-22			  ****
*@ John Douglas & Mark Olshaker		    Obsession			  ***
*@ Patrick F. McManus	    Out of Sync, Boating Disorders & other stories***
*@ Paul Theroux				    Lowloon Tong		  *****
*  Robert T. Kiyosaki			    Rich Dad, Poor Dad	          ****
*@ Dr. James B. Maas			    Power sleep			  ***
*@ Douglas Coupland			    Microserfs			  ****
*@ Baroness Orczy			    The Scarlet Pinpernel   	  ***
*@ Herman Melville			    Billy Budd			  ****
 @ Laura Schlessinger			    How could you do that?! 	  *
*@ Paul Brickhill			    The Dam Busters		  ****
*@ Harper Lee				    To Kill a Mockingbird	  ****
 @ Thomas Perry				    The Face Changers	          * 
*@ Herman Melville			    Moby Dick		          ***
*@ BBC Topical Features			    A Tribute to Diana	          ***
 @ Joseph Conrad			    Heart of Darkness	          *
 @ Arthur C. Clarke			    Garden of Rama		  *
*@ Terry Kay				    The Runaway		          ***
*@ Jack Higgins				    Cold Harbour		  ***
*@ Elmore Leonard			    Be Cool			  ** 
*@ James A Mitchener			    Pilgrimage		          ***
 @ Elmore Leonard			    Cat Chaser		          *
 @ Peter David				    Startrek; Q-in-law	          *
*@ Arthur Miller			    Death of a Salesman	          ****
 @ Stephen King				    Thinner			  **
*@ Ranulph Fiennes			    Mind over Matter	          ***
*@ Ellis Peters			            Brother Cadfael's Penance     ***
 @ Jean Vanier		                Becoming human (from CBC "Ideas") ***
*@ Tennessee Williams			    Streetcar named Desire        ***
*@ John Katzenbach			    Just Cause		          ***
*@ Helen MacInnes			    The Salzburg Connestion       *** 
 @ Anne Rice				    Violin			  *
*@ Ellis Peters				    Holy thief		          ***
 @ Tom Clancy				    SSN			          **
2001
*@ Len Deighton				    Declarations of War	          ***
*@ J.G.Ballard				    Empire of the Sun	          ***
 @ Martin Amiss				    The Information		  *
 @ Reba MaEntire			    Reba - my story		  **
*@ Ken Follett				    Eye of the needle	          ***
*@ Colin Forbes				    The heights of Zervos	  ******
 @ Frederick Forsyth			    The fourth protocol	          **
*@ Agatha Christie			    Three blind mice	          ***
*@ Len Deighton				    12 Good Men and True	  **
*@ Cornell Woolrich			    Rear Window, 3 O'Clock        ***
*@ Orson Scott Card			    Lost Boys		          ***
 @ Douglas Adams                The Restaurant at the end of the universe **
*@ Tom Clancy				    Rainbow six		          ****
*@ Patrick Robinson			    Kilo class		          ***
*@ Stephen Crane		            The red badge of courage	  ****
 @ Sidney Sheldon		            The other side of midnight	  *
*@ W.P. Kinsella			    Shoeless Joe		  ******
*@ John Le Carre			    The fledgling spy	          ***
*@ M. Scott Peck		            Meditations from the Road	  **
*@ Louis L'Amour		            Rain on the Mountain Fork     *
*@ Frederick Forsyth			    The Devil's Alternative       ***
*@ William Boyd				    Brazzaville Beach	          ****
 @ Michael Crichton			    Airframe		          *
*  Melody Green & David Hazard		    No Compromise		  *****
*@ Harold Kushner                When all you've ever wanted isn't enough ****
*@ John Bradshaw			    Family secrets		  *****
*@ Sheldon Currie		            The Glace Bay Miner's Museum  **
*@ William S. Burroughs			    Naked Lunch		          ** 
*@ John Le Carre			    A Perfect Spy		  ****
*@ Shakespeare				    Hamlet			  *** 
*  Mel Tari				    Like a mighty wind	          **** 
*@ J.M. Dillard				    Startrek First Contact	  ***
*@ Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens	    Startrek Federation	          ***
 @ Ronald and Lois Richardson		    Birth order and you	          **
 @ Victor O'Reilly			    Rulers of the hunt	          **
 @ Various authors			    Game, set & match	          ** 
*@ David Halberstam			    The Fifties		          ***
*@ Tom Clancy				    The Sum of all Fears	  ****
 @ Kevin Trudeau			    Advanced Mega Memory	  **
*@ Rosamunde Pilcher			    Snow in April		  ****
*@ Frederick Forsyth			    The Deceiver		  **** 
 @ Mary Higgins Clark		            Loves music, loves to dance	  *
*@ Deepak Chopra			    Overcoming Addictions         ***
*@ Jeffrey Archer			    Honor among Theives	          ****
*@ Rosamunde Pilcher			    The Empty House		  *****
 @ Clive Cussler			    Cyclops			  *
*@ Rosamunde Pilcher			    Flowers in the Rain           *****
 @ Michael Chrichton			    The Terminal Man	          **
*@ Richard North Patterson		    Eyes of a child		  ***
*@ Mary Higgins Clark			    Where are the Children?       ***
 @ Michael Gordy			    The Miracle Strain	          **
*@ James A. Mitchener			    Chesapeake		          **** 
*@ Stephen R. Covey  T             he 7 habits of Highly Effective People ***
*@ Kyle Mills				    Rising Phoenix		  ***
*@ Nicholas Monsarrat			    The Cruel Sea		  ****
*@ Ted Allbeury				    Moscow Quadrille	          ****
*@ Joseph Conrad			    Lord Jim		          **
*@ John le Carre			    Smiley's people		  ****
*@ James A Mitchener		            Creatures of the kingdom      *** 
*@ Alice Munro				    The progress of love          **
*@ Rex Stout				    Fer-de-lance		  **
 @ Peter Straub				    If you could see me now       *
*@ Robert Louis Stevenson		    Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde	  ****
*@ Michael Lewis			    Liar's Poker		  ****
*@ John Grisham				    The firm		          ***
*@ Ken Follett				    Pillars of the Earth	  ******
*@ Paul Theroux				    Ride the Iron Rooster         ***
*@ Frederick Forsyth			    The fist of God 	          ******
*@ John Steinbeck			    Of mice and men		  ****
*@ Ken Follett				    The key to Rebecca            ****
*@ Harvey Mackay			    Sharkproof		          ***
*@ Alexandre Dumas			    The Three Musketeers	  **
*@ Daphne du Maurier			    Rebecca			  ***** 
*@ Charles Dickens			    David Copperfield	          ***
 @ Raymond Chandler 			    The big sleep		  **
*@ A.E.Hotchner				    Papa Hemingway		  ***
*@ Clive Cussler			    Deep Six		          ****
*@ Ken Kesey			            One flew over the cukoo's nest****
*@ Richard Condon		            The	Manchurian Candidate      *****
*  Brian Swimme and Thomas Berry            The Universe story            *****
*@ Robert Bloch				    Psycho			  *****
 @ Mary Hayley Bell			    Whistle down the wind         **
 @ John Cheever				    The stories of John C.        **
 @ John Cleese & Connie Booth		    Fawlty Towers		  ***
*@ Charles Dickens (listened twice)	    A tale of two cities	  ******
 @ Florence Mayberry, Nedra Tyre, etc	    Ellery Queen presents	  **
*@ M.Scott Peck				    A bed by the window	          *****
*@ Tom Clancy				    Without remorse		  ******
 @ James Fenimore Cooper		    The last of the Mohicans      *
*@ Nevil Shute				    On the beach		  ***
*@ Irving Stone				    The President's Lady          ****
 @ James A. Mitchener			    Texas		      	  **
 @ Arthur Conan Doyle			    The Sign of Four      	  **
*@ Mario Puzo				    The Fourth K		  *****
 @ Peter C. Newman			    Company of Adventurers        ****
 @ Walter J. Boyne			    Eagles at War		  *****  
 @ Lauren Bacall		            Lauren Bacall - By myself	  ***    
   Carl Sagan				    Contact			  *****
 @ Anne Morrow Lindbergh   		    Gift from the sea	          ****
 @ Anton Chekhov			    The Kiss (short stories)      ***
 @ Sheridan				    The School for Scandal        ***
 @ Paul Scott				    Staying on		          ***
*@ George Orwell			    Animal Farm		          ****
 @ Norman Mailer	        	    An American Dream	          ***
 @ Ken Follett				    On Wings of Eagles	          **
 @ Paul Erdman				    The Panic of '89	          ***
 @ Bonar Menninger 	          Mortal Error - the shot that killed JFK **** 
 @ Oscar WildeThe 			    Picture of Dorian Gray        ****
 @ Mark Twain			            Jumping Frogs to Canibalism	  *** 
 @ Roger Lowenstein          Buffett:The making of an American capitalist *****
 @ Aldous Huxley			    Brave New World 	          ***
*  Og Mandino		               The Greatest Salesman in the World *****
*@ Og Mandino		                 The greatest Secret in the World *****
*  Og Mandino		                 Secrets of success and happiness *****
                       (Tip: read this before "The greatest salesman...")
*  Og Mandino				    The Christ Commission         *****  
*  Og Mandino				    Mission - Success	          *****
   James Redfield			    The Celestine Prophesy	  **

Future reading list
===================
Marguerite Porete			The Mirrorof simple souls, recommended by Rolland Baker
Ernest Hemmingway			A moveable feast  
Morley Callaghan			That Summer in Paris  (Lyle Clancy reommendation)
John Glassco				Memoirs of Montparnasse   (Lyle Clancy reommendation)
Norman Grubb				Reese Howells - Intercessor		
Jonathan Franzen			(Alan Chrisman recommendation)
Chuck Klamkerman			Freedom  (Alan Christman recpmmendation)
Dorothy Sayers				The man born to be king
Richard Adams				Watership Down
N.T.Wright				The resurrection of the Son of God
William Macdonald			Calgary Road
William Macdonald			True discipleship
  




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