So, you’re a romance fan who’s new to audiobooks. Where do you start? Or, say you are an audio fan and want to explore the romance genre. Yet, when you look at the overwhelming number of available romance audiobooks, you have no idea where to start.
In our April column, Friends Helping Friends, we discussed the importance of seeking recommendations from those who have similar tastes to your own. As a beginner, it is all the more important that you seek solid recommendations since outstanding audiobooks are a combination of an author’s talent and a narrator’s skill. If a narrator can’t effectively deliver an author’s work, the audio version suffers. On the other hand, a talented narrator can transform a ho-hum read into an above average listen. And, as a beginner, you should consider these facts before committing to an audiobook.
Since the choosing can be difficult for the romance audio beginner, I’ve joined together with our audio reviewers to develop A Beginner’s Guide to Romance Audio. It’s a list of audiobooks by sub-genre that we consider easy listens. Not only is the story of high quality, but the narration is of such high quality as well that it flows effortlessly to a new listener’s ears.