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Posted March 18, 2019 by Jen in Listen Up!, Rating B, urban fantasy
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Death & Honey Anthology

Audiobook review: Death & Honey Anthology Authors: Kevin Hearne, Lila Bowen, Chuck Wendig Narrators: Luke Daniels, Robin Miles, Xe Sands Audio Speed: varies Series: see below Source: Purchased Death & Honey is an anthology of three unrelated novellas from some of the best urban fantasy/fantasy authors of our time… Each book has a loose connection to bees, honey, and death… […]

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Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: A Dangerous Collaboration by Deanna Raybourn

Audiobook review: A Dangerous Collaboration Author:  Deanna Raybourn Narrator: Angèle Masters Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Veronica Speedwell Mysteries #4 Genre: Historical Mystery, romantic elements Source: Recorded Books Although A Dangerous Collaboration opens on the heels of the previous book, the story quickly jumps forward six months, to a time after Veronica and Lady Cordelia’s hasty expedition to Madeira. While Veronica […]

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Posted March 6, 2019 by Jennifer in contemporary, Listen Up!, Rating A, YA Literature
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee

Audiobook review: Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee Author: Jeff Zentner Narrators: Sophie Amoss, Phoebe Strole Audio Speed: 1.0x Series: Standalone Genre: Contemporary Young Adult Source: library I’m not a big young adult reader (hello I’m 40 something), but while finishing my BA in English, I took YA Literature as an elective. The class was geared more to […]

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Posted March 5, 2019 by Jen in Listen Up!, Rating B, sci-fi/fantasy, urban fantasy
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Wild Country by Anne Bishop

Audiobook review: Wild Country Author: Anne Bishop Narrator: Alexandra Harris Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: The World of the Others #2; The Others #7 Source: Penguin Random House Audio Wild Country is the second title in The World of the Others spinoff series; however, unlike the first book in series, Wild Country pulls a lot from the original The Others series, […]

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Posted March 4, 2019 by Jennifer in contemporary romance, Listen Up!, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Consumed by You by Lauren Blakely

Audiobook review: Consumed by You Author:  Lauren Blakely Narrators: Joe Arden, Erin Mallon Audio Speed: 1.0x Series: Fighting Fire #3 Genre: Contemporary Romance Source: Brilliance Audio I enjoyed Consumed by You more than the previous book, Melt for Him. I enjoy a second chance romance over a romance that started as a one night stand. I think because the […]

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Posted February 28, 2019 by Jen in Listen Up!, mystery/suspense, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Deserts, Driving, & Derelicts by Tonya Kappes

Audiobook review: Deserts, Driving, & Derelicts Author: Tonya Kappes Narrator: Johanna Parker Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery series #2 Genre: Cozy Mystery Source: Tantor Audio Deserts, Driving, & Derelicts opens a few months following Mae’s arrival in Normal, with the Happy Trails Campground up and running and already making a positive impact on […]

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Posted February 27, 2019 by Jen in Historical Fiction, Listen Up!, mystery/suspense, Rating A
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: A Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn

Audiobook review: A Treacherous Curse Author:  Deanna Raybourn Narrator: Angèle Masters Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Veronica Speedwell Mysteries #3 Genre: Historical Mystery Source: Purchased A Treacherous Curse is the third exciting tale in the Veronica Speedwell Mysteries. I truly enjoy this amazing set of stories. This time around, Veronica and Stoker are drawn into a murder mystery that has ties […]

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Posted February 21, 2019 by Jen in Historical Fiction, Listen Up!, mystery/suspense, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: The Crown Jewel Mystery by Anna Elliott & Charles Veley

Audiobook review: The Crown Jewel Mystery Authors:  Anna Elliott & Charles Veley Narrators: Simon Prebble & Wendy Tremont King Audio Speed: 1.25x & 1.5x Series: Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery #4 (PREQUEL) Genre: Historical Mystery Source: Narrator When I put a call out for historical mysteries with strong-willed lead women, I got some great suggestions. It was narrator Wendy […]

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Posted February 19, 2019 by Jen in Historical Fiction, Listen Up!, mystery/suspense, Rating A
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: The Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas

Audiobook review: The Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas Author:  Sherry Thomas Narrator: Kate Reading Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Lady Sherlock #3 Genre: Historical Mystery Source: Purchased Note: This review contains spoilers from the previous titles in the series. Dealing with the aftermath of the shocking discovery that Lady Ingram is a spy for Moriarty, The Hollow of Fear shifts […]

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Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas

Audiobook review: A Conspiracy in Belgravia Author:  Sherry Thomas Narrator: Kate Reading Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Lady Sherlock #2 Genre: Historical Mystery Source: Purchased A Conspiracy in Belgravia is the wonderful sophomore story of the Lady Sherlock series! After a bit of a confusing start in the previous book, now I am familiar with the author’s writing style, and the primary […]

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Posted February 13, 2019 by Jennifer in contemporary romance, Listen Up!, Rating C
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: The Break-Up Album by Lauren Blakely

Audiobook Review: The Break-Up Album Author:  Lauren Blakely Narrators: Andi Arndt, Shane East Audio Speed: 1.0x Series: Standalone Genre: Contemporary Romance Source: Brilliance Audio The Break-Up Album is about Jane Black, a rockstar who was left by her husband because he finally comes to grip with being gay. This devastates Jane because she is totally in love with […]

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Posted February 7, 2019 by Jen in Listen Up!, mystery/suspense, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Beaches, Bungalows & Burglaries by Tonya Kappes

Audiobook review: Beaches, Bungalows & Burglaries Author: Tonya Kappes Narrator: Johanna Parker Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery series #1 Genre: Cozy Mystery Source: Tantor Audio Mae West’s life just took a turn for the worse: her husband was arrested for running a Ponzie scheme, and Mae is left with nothing but a barely-drivable […]

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Posted February 4, 2019 by Jen in contemporary, LGBTQ, Listen Up!, Rating A
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Montana by M.J. Roberts

Audiobook review: Montana Author: M. J. Roberts Narrator:  Greg Boudreaux Audio Speed: 1.0x Series: Montana #1 Genre: Contemporary fiction, LGBTQ, m/m, romantic elements Source: Author This first story in the Montana series by new-to-me author M. J. Roberts was a nice surprise. Given that I’ve never had the opportunity to visit there myself, I enjoyed getting to know the […]

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Posted January 31, 2019 by Jen in Listen Up!, Rating A, urban fantasy
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Diamond Fire by Ilona Andrews

Audiobook review: Diamond Fire Author: Ilona Andrews Narrator: Renée Raudman & Emily Rankin Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Hidden Legacy #3.5 Genre: Urban Fantasy, novella Source: purchased I always, always love doing a “re-read” of any Ilona Andrew book via the audiobook format, and Diamond Fire is no exception. This wonderful novella is a transitional story in the Hidden […]