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Jan
28

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: The Mistake by Elle Kennedy

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: The Mistake by Elle Kennedy Welcome to my weekly feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook review: The Mistake Author: Elle Kennedy Narrator: Lorelei Avalon Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Off-Campus #2 Genre: NA Contemporary Romance Source: purchased After devouring the first Off-Campus title, I couldn’t wait to start The Mistake. This time around, the story focuses on Briar College junior, John Logan, aka Logan. Watching is best friend Garrett fall in love with the perfect woman (The Deal) has been difficult for Logan because he wants Hannah for himself. He can’t shake his desire for his best friend’s girl and tries to forgot about her by non-stop drinking and hook-ups. But one night, in his efforts to escape...
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Jan
21

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: The Deal by Elle Kennedy

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: The Deal by Elle Kennedy Welcome to my weekly feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook review: The Deal Author: Elle Kennedy Narrator: Lorelei Avalon Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Off-Campus #1 Genre: NA Contemporary Romance Source: author The Off-Campus series focuses on undergrad students of the fictional Briar college, located outside Boston, MA. In The Deal, the first book of the series, music major, Hannah Wells successfully passed her ethics midterm, where as most of the class failed, including hockey captain Garrett Graham who needs to pass the makeup exam to remain eligible to play. When Garrett realizes he could pass with Hannah as his tutor, he stops at nothing to secure her help, and in the...
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Jan
7

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Bound Series

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Bound Series Welcome to my weekly feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook review: Bound Series Titles: London Bound (#1) & Drawn That Way (#2) Authors: Jessica Jarman (#1) & Bronwyn Green (#2) Narrator: Tatiana Sokolov Audio Speed: 1x Series: Bound #1 & #2 Genre: Contemporary Romance Audiobook Source: Authors When I discovered that the authors of one of my favorite series, Bound by Jessica Jarman and Bronwyn Green, published the first two books in audiobook format, I think I squealed out loud for a bit. Would I like the opportunity to review them? Hell yes! Before I get into the audio/narration part of the review, I want to state that I strongly enjoyed both...
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Dec
31

Listen Up! A Year in Review – 2015

Listen Up! A Year in Review – 2015 Welcome to my weekly feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… A Year of Listening! Here we are on the last day of 2015, and I’m celebrating one year of Listen Up! and audiobooks! I’ve really enjoyed my weekly check-ins, reviews, guest posts, and all things audiobooks. I listened to 52 audiobooks during 2015, ranging from new releases and old favorites, spanning contemporary romance, urban fantasy, young adult, new adult, paranormal romance, and science fiction. I’ve listened to new-to-me authors and “re-read” some of my favorite titles. I find that I can’t enjoy a solo walk or car ride without my audiobooks! Without further ado… here is my...
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Dec
24

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis Welcome to my weekly feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook review: Animal Magnetism Author: Jill Shalvis Narrator: Karen White Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Animal Magnetism #1 Genre: Contemporary Romance Source: Purchased Having burned out on listing to urban fantasy titles, I decided to go with a contemporary, small town romance to brighten my mood. Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis fit the bill perfectly. Sunshine, Idaho, is a small town where everyone knows each other AND all their business. Lilah Young has lived most of her life in Sunshine, keeping everyone close in her heart, including the rescue animals she cares for so lovingly. But Lilah is lonely, and when you live in a...
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Dec
17

Listen Up! Audiobook Challenge: 4th Quarter Update

Listen Up! Audiobook Challenge: 4th Quarter Update Welcome to my weekly feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Now that I am firmly part of TEAM AUDIOBOOK and an avid listener, I signed up for the annual Audiobook Challenge hosted by The Book Nympho and Hot Listens. My personal goal is to meet the My Precious (I had my earbuds surgically implanted) level 30-50 audiobooks during 2015. For more information about the 2015 Audiobook Challenge, click the image below. Audiobook Challenge Fourth Quarter Update It’s time to wrap up a wonderful year of listening to #audiobooks! Although the year isn’t quite over (I *should* be able to get in one or two more books before December 31st), I am happy to...
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Dec
10

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Dark Heart of Magic by Jennifer Estep

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Dark Heart of Magic by Jennifer Estep Welcome to my weekly feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook review: Black Blade Series Author: Jennifer Estep Narrator: Brittany Presley Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Black Blade #2 Genre: Urban Fantasy / Young Adult Source: author Dark Heart of Magic Dark Heart of Magic, the second book in the exciting Black Blade trilogy, opens with narrator Lila Merriweather and good friends Devon and Felix (all of the Sinclair Family) discovering that something has the tree trolls agitated. Although this is an intriguing mystery, it must be put aside because of the annual Tournament of Blades, a competition that pits the best youth fighters from each Family against one another in a 3-day event....
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Dec
3

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Cold Burn of Magic by Jennifer Estep

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Cold Burn of Magic by Jennifer Estep Welcome to my weekly feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook review: Black Blade Series Author: Jennifer Estep Narrator: Brittany Presley Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Black Blade #1 Genre: Urban Fantasy / Young Adult Source: purchased Cold Burn of Magic Cold Burn of Magic is the first book in the new young adult urban fantasy Black Blade trilogy by Jennifer Estep. Even though I very rarely read YA, I decided to give this series a chance, since I absolutely love Ms. Estep’s Elemental Assassin series. Overall, I enjoyed listening to Cold Burn of Magic and found this new world both exciting and engrossing. I will admit that at first I struggled with the...
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Nov
19

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Grave Peril by Jim Butcher

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Grave Peril by Jim Butcher Welcome to my weekly feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook review: Dresden Files Series Author: Jim Butcher Narrator: James Marsters Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Dresden Files #3 Genre: Urban Fantasy / Mystery Source: purchased Grave Peril The third title in the Dresden Files, Grave Peril, marks a noticeable shift in the world of Harry Dresden; so much so that the author, Jim Butcher, voices a forward at the beginning of the audiobook suggesting something to that effect. It’s not that everything is completely different, but it’s definitely not the same series that I fell in love with when listening to the first title. The story opens with Dresden recalling the recent uprising...
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Nov
12

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Dresden Files Part 1

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Dresden Files Part 1 Welcome to my weekly feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook review: Dresden Files Series Author: Jim Butcher Narrator: James Marsters Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Dresden Files #1-2 Genre: Urban Fantasy / Mystery Source: purchased Storm Front (#1) Wow! Just… wow! I was pleasantly surprised and extremely impressed with the audiobook of Storm Front, the first story from the Dresden Files series by James Butcher. I really didn’t know much about the series, never watched the show, and had no idea what to expect, other than I’d heard the books are good. Harry Dresden is a wizard for hire – think private investigator with a bit of a twist. No one really believes him,...
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