Search Results: "The Story Connection"


BOOK REVIEW

THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS by The Story Mechanics
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: April 13, 2013

"Digital (in)activity slows down an already ponderous suspense yarn."
The often reworked World War I-era espionage classic re-emerges on a new, interactive media platform that somewhat dilutes its inherent drama and suspense. Read full book review >

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THE WAKING PRINCE by The Story Elves
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 3, 2012

"A grab bag of stories and storytelling-workshop elements, with lively, fluent prose and art that really deserves better plotlines. (iPad storybook/instructional app. 7-9, adult)"
Torrents of words and pictures, plus ingenious software design, propel a more-or-less-linked pair of clever but half-baked tales. Read full book review >

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ROCKIN' THREE BILLY GOATS by Dianne de Las Casas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2012

"This goes to show that a little creativity and funkiness go a long way. Rock on. (iPad storybook app 3-5)"
Interaction is very minimal, illustrations are featureless, and navigation is clunky, but there's one distinct element that makes this retelling of the Norwegian folk tale worth the price of admission. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"More a monograph than a fully realized history but, still, a well-documented revisionist rebuke to those who would isolate Nazism as a unique phenomenon."
Narrowly focused yet chillingly effective indictment of the American scientists and social theorists who inspired and applauded Nazi racist ideology. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1993

"Otherwise: fascinating and (especially for budding naturalists) inspiring. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Sensibly omitting the kind of human drama that encumbered The Missing 'Gator of Gumbo Limbo' (1992), a fine author focuses again on the careful observation of nature. Read full book review >

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THE CLEVELAND CONNECTION by Les Roberts
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 23, 1993

"Editorial pruning would have helped, particularly with the repetitiveness, but, still, a good—and timely—Yugoslav cultural primer."
Milan Jacovich, the Cleveland p.i. of Slovene heritage (Deep Shaker, etc.), in trying to locate a missing grandfather of Serbian extraction, must sort through age-old Balkan animosities—as well as modern-era wise-guy rules of conduct. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HIDDEN CONNECTION by Ellen Berenson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2014

"A straightforward, ultimately satisfying story about a middle-aged woman rediscovering passion on an international adventure."
Berenson's debut novel explores the worlds of antiques dealing, traveling and the difficulties of sustaining a decadeslong relationship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CROSSWORD CONNECTION by Nero Blanc
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2001

"But the biggest obstacle to readers' sharing in Belle's happiness isn't magenta cabinets; it's the numerous clichés that fill in the blanks."
There's trouble in the realm of Belle Graham, the Queen of Cryptics (The Crossword Murder, 1999), who's having trouble with both her crossword construction and her prenuptial arrangements. Read full book review >

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THE HAMPTON CONNECTION by Vincent Lardo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 2001

"Talk about something for everyone."
One year after the East Hampton Town Police were closing in on him and his foster father, hard-pressed commercial fisherman Job Ryan, for seagoing pickups of mysterious packages on behalf of even more mysterious clients, Bill Ryan seems to have recovered nicely. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WHITE HOUSE CONNECTION by Jack Higgins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1999

"It's a question that might, with relevance, be put to the author. (Book-of-the-Month Club main selection)"
The Irish peace process is at risk in a listless thriller short on twists and devoid of tingles. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 14, 2011

"Attention animal lovers and science buffs: Although Shipman is an academic, there is no classroom atmosphere here; the writing is refreshingly jargon-free, and the narrative may persuade pet owners to take a fresh look at their charges."
In an easy, conversational style, American Scientist contributor Shipman (Anthropology/Penn State Univ.; Femme Fatale: Love, Lies, and the Unknown Life of Mata Hari, 2007, etc.) sets forth her theory that our connection with animals is in large measure what makes us human. Read full book review >