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The Phantom of Fifth Avenue: The Mysterious Life and Scandalous Death of Heiress Huguette Clark
Meryl Gordon
End of The Chain: Life and death in the Aleutians
Robert Wallace Finlay
Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words: A Writer's Guide to Getting It Right
Bill Bryson
Seeing Further
Neal Stephenson, Margaret Atwood, Gregory Benford, Georgina Ferrey, Oliver Morton, Maggie Gee, Margaret Wertheim, Richard Fortey, John D. Barrow, Martin J. Rees, Philip Ball, Richard Holmes, Stephen H. Schneider, James Gleick, Simon Schaffer, Henry Petroski, Paul Davies,
Icons of England
Bill Bryson
Walking Away From Wall Street: From Corporate Bull to Building a Busines
Max Vishnev
Winter's Tale
Mark Helprin
To Marry an English Lord
Carol McD. Wallace, Gail MacColl
That Bear Ate My Pants!
Tony James Slater
Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
Paul Clark Newell Jr., Bill Dedman

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame - Victor Hugo, Walter J. Cobb I listened to this, translation by Catherine Liu, narrated by George Guidall. It was amazing! I honestly don't think I could have shouldered through the book - all of those place names and so forth in French throw me, and make it hard for me to remember what's going on. However, this narrator is beyond excellent, and the translation is so clear. (I wish I could have linked to the proper translation, but goodreads can't seem to find it.)

This is a huge, sweeping story, considering different ways to love. The only one who gets it right is Quasimodo. Above it all sits Notre Dame, and a fair amount of the book is devoted to her. It's an excellent story, consider listening to the Recorded Books, Incorporated version, it's excellently done.