Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Motorway Books

Part 1:
Since I had an operation on my eye in 2009 the first problem I encountered was not being able to read. Although I could see with one eye, whenever I look at a page of writing, the writing on the page get mixed up, blurry and I could swear the words were moving on the page, I had to focus very hard to be able to read one paragraph.
Reading a whole book was then out of the question. getting "large text" books was not always possible, and they really did not help that much. between headaches and impatience I hated the whole experience.
The Cornea graph was re-done 2 years later and the same process was started all over again.

When I started listening to audio books, a whole new world opened to me, I have since managed to listen to a book on average of 1 book every 3 week. As I drive to work from Essex to Kent, a journey that lasts just over 40 min on the M25, I spend every minute of it listening to a book, for the first time I did not mind the traffic jams that the QE2 bridge and tunnel are famous for. sometime I even wish to a little traffic jam so that I can finish the book by the time I get home.
I have never been left without one. many times I have one book for the car and one for home.
In a way I am addicted to books and certain types of writers. I began to appreciate various writing styles and genres. I "read" books from Crime and Philosophy to biographies and sociology.
Below are some of the books from my database record starting from the most recent:

Title Authors Number of pages
Polar Shift Clive Cussler 540
Trojan Odyssey Clive Cussler
The Kingdom Clive Cussler 410
White Death Clive Cussler, Paul Kemprecos 508
The Chase: Isaac Bell #1 (Isaac Bell 1) Clive Cussler 496
Spartan Gold: FARGO Adventures #1 Clive Cussler 512
The Wrecker Clive Cussler, Justin Scott 528
Serpent: A Novel from the NUMA Files Clive Cussler, Paul Kemprecos 576
Crescent Dawn Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler 608
Blue Gold (NUMA Files, #2) Clive Cussler, Paul Kemprecos 400
Sacred Stone (Oregon Files, #2) Clive Cussler, Craig Dirgo 353
Dark Watch: Oregon Files #3 (Oregon Files 3) Clive Cussler, Jack Du Brul 496
Plague Ship Clive Cussler, Jack du Brul 640
The Silent Sea Clive Cussler 416
Con Law Mark Gimenez 400
The Jungle (Oregon Files) Clive Cussler 576
The Hit (Will Robie, #2) David Baldacci 400
The Christmas Train David Baldacci 272
Golden Buddha (Oregon Files, #1) Clive Cussler, Craig Dirgo 528
Skeleton Coast (Oregon Files, #4) Clive Cussler, Jack Du Brul 384
The Reversal Michael Connelly 300
4th of July James Patterson 351
Intercept (Mack Bedford, #2) Patrick Robinson 352
The Firm John Grisham 560
Cockroaches: An early Harry Hole case Jo Nesbo 464
Siege: A Thriller Simon Kernick 384
True Detectives Jonathan Kellerman 368
Stay Close Harlan Coben 352
The Broker John Grisham 448
The Life Martina Cole 512
The Fallen Angel Daniel Silva 416
The Untouchable John Banville 416
A Loyal Spy Simon Conway 432
Downfall (Sam Capra, #3) Jeff Abbott 480
Never Go Back (Jack Reacher, #18) Lee Child 400
City of the Lost Will Adams 488
The Casual Vacancy J.K. Rowling 513
The Payback (Joe DeMarco, #2) Mike Lawson 560
The Black Path: A Rebecka Martinsson Investigation (Rebecka Martinsson 3) Ã…sa Larsson, Marlaine Delargy 384
Waiting for the End of the World (William Dougal, #2) Andrew Taylor 262
The Prague Cemetery Umberto Eco, Richard Dixon 464
Mystery Jonathan Kellerman 254
Con Law Mark Gimenez 400
The Professional (Spenser, #38) Robert B. Parker 304
Very Bad Men Harry Dolan 412
The Fallen Angel Daniel Silva 464
The Defector Daniel Silva 480
The Last Man Vince Flynn 448
Memorial Day (Mitch Rapp, #7) Vince Flynn 574
Protect and Defend Vince Flynn 416
Transfer of Power Vince Flynn 592
Never Go Back (Jack Reacher, #18) Lee Child 528
Pursuit of Honor (Mitch Rapp, #12) Vince Flynn 448
Extreme Measures Vince Flynn 448
Act of Treason (Mitch Rapp, #9) Vince Flynn 432
Theodore Boone: The Abduction John Grisham 256
The King Of Torts John Grisham 496
The Firm John Grisham 496
The Summons John Grisham 400
The Testament: A Novel John Grisham 238
The Runaway Jury John Grisham 496
3rd Degree James Patterson, Andrew Gross 352
True Detectives Jonathan Kellerman 300
Jar City Arnaldur Indriðason 352
A Devil Is Waiting Jack Higgins 336
The Final Reckoning Sam Bourne 576
The Forgotten (John Puller, #2) David Baldacci 540
The Collectors (Camel Club, #2) David Baldacci 438
Catch-22 Joseph Heller, Howard Jacobson 544
A Time to Kill (Jake Brigance, #1) John Grisham 515
State of Fear Michael Crichton 717
The Pelican Brief John Grisham 432
The Cardinal of the Kremlin (Jack Ryan, #4) Tom Clancy 816
The Savage Gorge Colin Forbes 278
The Panther  (John Corey, #6) Nelson DeMille 625
The Reluctant Hero Michael Dobbs 448
Outrage Arnaldur Indriðason, Anne Yates 400
Blood Falls. Tom Bale Tom Bale 496
The Abduction (Theodore Boone #2) John Grisham 250
Police Jo Nesbo¸ 384
Flesh Wounds Chris Brookmyre 416
Gun (Crime Express) Ray Banks 88
Never Go Back Robert Goddard 400
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2) J.K. Rowling 341
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4) J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré 734
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6) J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré 652
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5) J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré 870
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7) J.K. Rowling 800
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, # 1) J.K. Rowling 221
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3) J.K. Rowling
Ritual: Jack Caffery 3 Mo Hayder 560
Dead On Arrival (Joe DeMarco, #3) Mike Lawson 560
Bleed For Me Michael Robotham 384
Shatter Michael Robotham 496
Say You're Sorry Michael Robotham 496
First Lady Michael Dobbs 468
A Sentimental Traitor Michael Dobbs 448
The Book Thief Markus Zusak 560
Unwanted Kristina Ohlsson 368
The Affair (Jack Reacher, #16) Lee Child 526
The Hypnotist Lars Kepler 512
Gone Tomorrow (Jack Reacher, #13) Lee Child 556
A Painted House John Grisham 480
Panic: The Ultimate Edition Jeff Abbott 406
Crusader's Cross (Dave Robicheaux, #14) James Lee Burke 336
Recoil: (Nick Stone Book 9) Andy McNab 544
The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3) Dan Brown 669
Digital Fortress Dan Brown 528
Deception Point + 16 Page Inferno Teaser Dan Brown 608
Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1) Dan Brown 624
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2) Dan Brown 592
Vodka Boris Starling
The Race Clive Cussler 434
The Spy Clive Cussler 480
Lost Empire. Clive Cussler with Grant Blackwood Clive Cussler 464
Arctic Drift (Dirk Pitt, #20) Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler 608
Medusa Clive Cussler 528
Don't Look Twice (Ty Hauck, #2) Andrew Gross 512
15 Seconds Andrew Gross 464
Threat Vector Tom Clancy 720
Consent to Kill (Mitch Rapp #8) Vince Flynn 675
American Assassin Vince Flynn 448
Kill Shot (Mitch Rapp, #12) Vince Flynn 400
Knots and Crosses (Inspector Rebus, #1) Ian Rankin 272
Witch Hunt Ian Rankin 464
The Whole Truth David Baldacci 400
Last Man Standing David Baldacci 576
The Complaints Ian Rankin 416
A Question of Blood Ian Rankin 480
Hide and Seek Ian Rankin 304
Nemesis: A Harry Hole thriller Jo Nesbø 706
The Snowman: A Harry Hole thriller (Oslo Sequence 5) Jo Nesbø, Don Bartlett 576
The Bat Jo Nesbø 384
Headhunters Jo Nesbø 384
Phantom: A Harry Hole thriller (Oslo Sequence 7) Jo Nesbø 464
The Devil's Star: A Harry Hole thriller Jo Nesbø, Don Bartlett 522
The Leopard Jo Nesbø, Don Bartlett 613
The Redbreast: A Harry Hole thriller (Oslo Sequence 1) Jo Nesbø, Don Bartlett 656
The Partner John Grisham 480
The Brethren John Grisham 448
The Innocent Man John Grisham 512
The Accident Man Tom Cain 560
The Survivor Tom Cain 544
No Survivors: An Accident Man Novel Tom Cain 352
Nothing to Lose (Jack Reacher, #12) Lee Child 555
The Hard Way (Jack Reacher, #10) Lee Child 512
One Shot (Jack Reacher, #9) Lee Child 496
Worth Dying For (Jack Reacher, #15) Lee Child 511
The Enemy (Jack Reacher, #8) Lee Child 560
61 Hours (Jack Reacher, #14) Lee Child 400
A Wanted Man (Jack Reacher, #17) Lee Child 432
Bad Luck and Trouble (Jack Reacher, #11) Lee Child 528
Run Jeff Abbott 416
2nd Chance James Patterson 340
Private: #1 Suspect (Jack Morgan, #2) James Patterson, Maxine Paetro 416
Worst Case James Patterson 454
Tick Tock James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
Double Cross (Alex Cross 13) James Patterson 332
The 9th Judgment James Patterson, Maxine Paetro 384
I, Alex Cross James Patterson 385
Don't Blink James Patterson 496
Swimsuit James Patterson 479
The Beach House the Beach House James Patterson, Peter de Jonge 358
Split Second (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell, #1) David Baldacci 448
First Family (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell, #4) David Baldacci 449
Divine Justice (Camel Club, #4) David Baldacci 596
True Blue David Baldacci 400
Simple Genius David Baldacci 400
Stone Cold David Baldacci 400
Wish You Well David Baldacci 416
The Sixth Man (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell, #5) David Baldacci 400
Deliver Us From Evil David Baldacci 400
The Camel Club (Camel Club, #1) David Baldacci 596
Hell's Corner David Baldacci 400
Zero Day (Puller, #1) David Baldacci 400
The Innocent David Baldacci 400
Hour Game David Baldacci 400