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Posted November 8, 2018 by Jen in Listen Up!, Rating A, sci-fi/fantasy
Listen Up! #Audibook Review: Phoenix Unbound by Grace Draven

Audiobook review: Phoenix Unbound Author:  Grace Draven Narrator: Katharine McEwan Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Fallen Empire #1 Genre: Fantasy, Romance Source: Penguin Random House Audio Phoenix Unbound is the first in Grace Draven’s new Fallen Empire series. While I’d classify the book as fantasy, there is a captivating romantic storyline between the two main characters, Gilene and Azarion. Tossed together […]

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Posted November 1, 2018 by Jen in Listen Up!, Rating B, urban fantasy
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: How to Save an Undead Life by Hailey Edwards

Audiobook review: How to Save an Undead Life Author:  Hailey Edwards Narrator: Rebecca Mitchell Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy #1 Genre: Urban Fantasy Source: Tantor Audio I’ve been “dying” to read Hailey Edwards for years, so I jumped at the chance to review the audiobook of her latest series, Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy. The series revolves around […]

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Posted October 29, 2018 by B. in contemporary romance, Listen Up!, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Love, All by Tamsen Parker

Audiobook review: Love, All Author: Tamsen Parker Narrator: Jill Smith Audio Speed: 1.0x Series: Camp Firefly Falls #19 Genre: Contemporary Romance, Standalone Source: Author Ruby Hudson is a single mom who’ll do anything for her daughter, Chloe. Sure, there are plenty of things she’d have liked to do for herself over the years, but she and Chloe are an amazing […]

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Posted October 25, 2018 by Jen in contemporary romance, Listen Up!, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Don’t Touch My Petunia by Tara Sheets

Audiobook review: Don’t Touch My Petunia Author:  Tara Sheets Narrator: Joell A. Jacob Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Holloway Girls #2 Genre: Contemporary Romance, Magic Source: Tantor Audio Don’t Touch My Petunia takes us back to the tiny island of Pine Cove where residents know all about the Holloway magic. While most write it off as local island lore, those close […]

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Posted October 23, 2018 by Jen in Listen Up!, mystery/suspense, paranormal, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Sweet Tea & Spells by Bella Falls

Audiobook review: Sweet Tea & Spells Author:  Bella Falls Narrator: Johanna Parker Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Southern Charms Cozy Mystery #3 Genre: Cozy Mystery, Paranormal Source: Tantor Audio Picking up with the residents of Honeysuckle Hollow about two months after the conclusion of the previous book, Sweet Tea & Spells opens with Clementine’s bridal shower. Although protagonist Charli doesn’t […]

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Posted October 22, 2018 by Jen in Listen Up!
Listen Up! Let’s Talk About… Different types of narration styles

This week I want to discuss the different styles of narration used in audiobooks. After doing a bit of research, I discovered there isn’t a lot of information out there, or perhaps it just isn’t that easy to find. Here is what I’ve pieced together.  Types of Narration Styles Generally there two classifications of narration: […]

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Posted October 17, 2018 by Jen in contemporary romance, Listen Up!, Rating A
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Boy Toy by Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby

Audiobook Review: Boy Toy Authors:  Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby Narrators:  Tanya Eby and Teddy Hamilton Audio Listening Speed: 1.25x Series: Man Hands #3 Genre: Contemporary Romance Source: Purchased Boy Toy is the third story following three good friends as each finds true love. This time around it’s Sadie’s turn for happiness. After watching her marriage […]

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Posted October 10, 2018 by Jen in Listen Up!, mystery/suspense, paranormal, Rating B, reviews
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Fried Chicken & Fangs by Bella Falls

Audiobook review: Fried Chicken & Fangs Author:  Bella Falls Narrator: Johanna Parker Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Southern Charms Cozy Mystery #2 Genre: Cozy Mystery, Paranormal Source: Tantor Audio With Fried Chicken & Fangs opening just a couple months after the conclusion of the first book, we discover the town of Honeysuckle Hollow, along with main character Charli, embracing some […]

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Posted October 8, 2018 by Jen in Listen Up!
Listen Up! Let’s Talk About… How do you listen?

Today I want to chat about the hows of listening to an audiobook. Back when I first tried listening to an audiobook – I couldn’t do it. I was easily distracted and found I would miss sections of the story. It took time for me to learn how to listen and enjoy an audiobook, and […]

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Posted October 4, 2018 by Jen in contemporary romance, Listen Up!, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Love Built to Last by Lisa Ricard Claro

Audiobook review: Love Built to Last Author: Lisa Ricard Claro Narrator:  Pam Dougherty Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Fireflies #1 Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance Source: Author After reading the blurb for Love Built to Last, I was captivated by the plot of two widowed souls getting a second chance at love. I’m a sucker for small-town, feel good romances, and […]

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Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: In Her Court by Tamsen Parker

Audiobook review: In Her Court Author: Tamsen Parker Narrator: Jill Smith Audio Speed: 1.0x Series: Camp Firefly Falls #18 Genre: Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ, f/f Source: Author Having read Nate’s story (Love, All) not too long ago—and after hearing very good things about its predecessor from other welcome sources—I was really excited to experience In Her Court for myself. So, when […]

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Posted September 27, 2018 by Jen in Listen Up!, mystery/suspense, paranormal, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Lucky Witch by Danielle Garrett

Audiobook review: Lucky Witch Author: Danielle Garrett Narrator: Amanda Ronconi Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Beechwood Harbor Magic Mysteries #5 Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery Source: Tantor Audio Lucky Witch opens only a few short weeks after the dramatic events that unfolded near the conclusion of the previous book, Witch Way Home, when human friend Nick was abruptly introduced to the supernatural […]

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Posted September 25, 2018 by Jen in Listen Up!, paranormal romance, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Love and Other Wild Things by Molly Harper

Audiobook Review: Love and Other Wild Things Author: Molly Harper Narrator: Amanda Ronconi + Jonathan Davis Audio Speed: 1.25x + 1.5x Series: Mystic Bayou #2 Genre: Paranormal Romance Source: Purchased Love and Other Wild Things is the sophomore title in Ms. Harper’s Mystic Bayou series. As a standalone romance, it can be enjoyed without having read the first book; however, […]

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Posted September 20, 2018 by Jen in Listen Up!, Rating A, urban fantasy
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews

Audiobook review: Magic Triumphs Author:  Ilona Andrews Narrator: Renee Raudman Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Kate Daniels #10 Genre: Urban Fantasy Source: Brilliance Audio Magic Triumphs is everything I wanted from the concluding book in my all-time favorite series. Having read the book last month, I already knew that it is an emotional story. Filled with the typical Kate shenanigans, amazing […]

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Posted September 17, 2018 by Jen in Listen Up!
Listen Up! Let’s Talk About… Selecting an #Audiobook based on the Narrator

Back a couple weeks ago a did a special Listen Up! “Let’s Talk About” post and it was a huge hit. There are several of us audiophiles out there and we like to talk about audiobooks. So I’m going to try and feature more “Let’s Talk About” posts in the next few months. I’d love […]