As I read praise of Nora Roberts latest audiobook release, The Search, from our readers here at Speaking of Audiobooks, I once again contemplated trying out a few of her audiobooks. I listened to one Roberts unabridged audio years ago and now each time I attempt to go down that road again, I feel overwhelmed by all the choices. Of course, Roberts is just one of many romance authors with large audio backlists (although hers has to be the largest). And since audiobook reviews are hard to come by, where oh where does one start?
A popular feature at All About Romance is Favorite Books by Favorite Authors where readers periodically share their favorite titles of a particular author. As audiobook enthusiasts, we know that a successful audiobook involves more than an intriguing plot that moves at a good pace – it also relies heavily on the narrator’s performance. Therefore such lists are only partially successful in helping us choose our next listen. So, let’s work together (very informally) to create our own list of favorites of those authors with larger audio backlists (I’m defining a larger backlist as a half dozen or more). Will you share your audiobook successes by author with us? Whether you provide one title or several and just one author or twenty, we’d love to hear your audio bests.
To start the ball rolling, I chose eleven romance authors and listed a few of my audio favorites. Please tell us if you too favor an audiobook that has already made the list either in my listing or another post. It makes a recommendation just that much stronger.