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Speaking of Audiobooks: Latest Listens and Audio News

Note: Our “For the New Listener” feature appears in the latter half of today’s column. Rachel Gibson – Can it finally be happening? Before March 2015, Rachel Gibson’s books had been sporadically released in audio format – one here – … Continue reading

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Speaking of Audiobooks: An Audio Take on AAR’s 2014 Annual Poll

Note: Our “For the New Listener” feature appears below our Annual Poll discussion. It’s evident to participants in AAR’s Annual Poll that the results are based on the reader’s enjoyment of the print version of each book (although it’s not … Continue reading

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Speaking of Audiobooks: Accessing Audiobooks Through Your Library

For years, I have wanted to write a column on borrowing library audiobooks. In my experience, “checking out an audiobook” from the library has been reserved for the occasional hard copy (cassettes or CDs). I haven’t really taken the time … Continue reading

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Speaking of Audiobooks: It’s Almost All Listening for Me These Days

Since I started listening to fictional audiobooks more than twelve years ago (I’ve lost track), I have continued to read print titles while listening to others. Even when I was only reading in print, as a rule, I read three … Continue reading

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Speaking of Audiobooks: Top Ten Listens of 2014

It’s good news all the way around when looking back at romance audiobooks in 2014. The selections were more diverse than ever and we saw a significant rise in overall quality as well. Despite my Dreaded Burnout of 2014, I listened … Continue reading

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Speaking of Audiobooks: A BIG December Giveaway

Watching romance audio releases on a daily basis as I’m prone to do, I’m always a little amazed at the number of choices offered to today’s listener. Tantor Audio continues to play a large role in those offerings with a … Continue reading

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Speaking of Audiobooks: Older Romance Gems I Discovered through Listening

When I started writing the Speaking of Audiobooks column in 2009, romance listening was still a rather new, if not unheard of, experience for the majority of romance fans. We may have heard of audiobooks, and even tried one, but … Continue reading

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Speaking of Audiobooks: The Dreaded Burnout, Latest Listens, and Upcoming Releases

Burnout – More than a Reading/Listening Slump If you have been reading one genre or another consistently for years, I imagine it has happened to you – genre burnout. After reading and listening to romance for around twelve years, it … Continue reading

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Speaking of Audiobooks: Notable August Releases, MOBY, and STARZ Outlander

August is always a strong month for romance audiobook releases and this year is especially strong evidence of such. Here are just a few titles worthy of your attention in August. Heroes Are My Weakness – Susan Elizabeth Phillips Narrated … Continue reading

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Speaking of Audiobooks: Downpour – an Alternative to Audible and a FIVE Credit Giveaway!

When audio enthusiasts look for downloadable audiobooks, they usually think of Audible first, unaware that there is now another game in town. Downpour.com, Blackstone Audio’s online audiobook retail site, offers not only competitive pricing but all the ease of downloads … Continue reading

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