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Jane A



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:09 pm    Post subject: Audiobook Bargains Reply with quote

I've recently become hooked on audiobooks, now I can do chores, exercise, etc. and keep up with my book addiction! So I thought perhaps I'd start a bargain thread for those who are enjoying audiobooks, also.

Audible has Thea Harrison's Dragon Bound on sale for $7.95 (regularly $19.59)
Also, Tantor Audio has a load of books on sale for $4.99. They carry such authors as Jennifer Ashley, Julie James, Nalini Singh and Ilona Andrews.
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AngieMB



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jane, there is a group on Goodreads devoted to Romance Audiobooks. There are some great threads about the latest audiobook sales, recommendations, etc. that you should check out. Here's the link - http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/39149-romance-audiobooks

Also, a site called Audiogals is great for reviews and anything audiobooks.
http://www.audiogals.net

So, what are your favorite audiobooks so far?
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Jane A



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the links!

I started with Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress stories of Cat and Bones from my library and loved them. Also tried a few other titles and found I have a real problem with "whiney" narrators. The reading of Jennifer Crusie's Agnes and the Hitman, for example, which was a DNF. I also picked up Natural Born Charmer, a book I loved. It was good in audiobook, but again IMHO Ana Field's voice has a hint of a whine that I had to block out. I am sure this is sacrilege to some people as her audiobooks seem so highly regarded. Smile I just finished Dragon Bound, which I'd never read, and really loved it, both narration and story. And now I am listening to something completely different. A freebie from Audible, Anne Hathaway's reading of The Wizard of Oz, and her voice is fabulous.

I must say I've never enjoyed exercising, cleaning the house and gardening so much!
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AngieMB



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jane A wrote:
Thanks for the links!

I started with Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress stories of Cat and Bones from my library and loved them. Also tried a few other titles and found I have a real problem with "whiney" narrators. The reading of Jennifer Crusie's Agnes and the Hitman, for example, which was a DNF. I also picked up Natural Born Charmer, a book I loved. It was good in audiobook, but again IMHO Ana Field's voice has a hint of a whine that I had to block out. I am sure this is sacrilege to some people as her audiobooks seem so highly regarded. Smile I just finished Dragon Bound, which I'd never read, and really loved it, both narration and story. And now I am listening to something completely different. A freebie from Audible, Anne Hathaway's reading of The Wizard of Oz, and her voice is fabulous.

I must say I've never enjoyed exercising, cleaning the house and gardening so much!


I loved the Cat and Bones books, too. They really got me going in the paranormal genre which I'd had trouble getting into before I started listening to audiobooks. I think that Tavia Gilbert (the narrator for the Jeaniene Frost books) narrates The Wizard of Oz, too. Maybe you'll have to compare versions.

I am actually one of Anna Fields' fans, although it took me a couple of books until I really loved her. I listened to First Lady and just wasn't thrilled with her hero's or heroine's voices, but then I listened to Match Me If You Can and fell in love with her. But every narrator is not for everybody. There are a lot of popular ones that I don't enjoy.

I started Dragon Bound sometime last year and enjoyed the narration, but for some reason I didn't get into the book. I am planning to give it another try though at some point because everybody seems to love that book.

You should also give Molly Harper's books a try. She's a great writer and the narrator for her books fits perfectly with them. I could go on all day about my favorites. In fact I really want to go back and re-listen to a bunch of them, but I have so many that I haven't listened to the first time. They really pile up fast.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AngieMB wrote:


I am actually one of Anna Fields' fans, although it took me a couple of books until I really loved her. I listened to First Lady and just wasn't thrilled with her hero's or heroine's voices, but then I listened to Match Me If You Can and fell in love with her. But every narrator is not for everybody. There are a lot of popular ones that I don't enjoy.


I love Fields' narration of Lisa Gardner's books, especially Gone. Quincy's voice when he gets the phone call just stops my heart.

Just this week I finally picked up Shirley Tallman's Sarah Woolson books again. After hearing Fields read the first two, Carrington McDuffie trying to sound like Anna Fields was just too sad and distracting, I set the books aside for a couple of years.
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Jane A



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AngieMB wrote:

I loved the Cat and Bones books, too. They really got me going in the paranormal genre which I'd had trouble getting into before I started listening to audiobooks. I think that Tavia Gilbert (the narrator for the Jeaniene Frost books) narrates The Wizard of Oz, too. Maybe you'll have to compare versions.

I am actually one of Anna Fields' fans, although it took me a couple of books until I really loved her. I listened to First Lady and just wasn't thrilled with her hero's or heroine's voices, but then I listened to Match Me If You Can and fell in love with her. But every narrator is not for everybody. There are a lot of popular ones that I don't enjoy.

I started Dragon Bound sometime last year and enjoyed the narration, but for some reason I didn't get into the book. I am planning to give it another try though at some point because everybody seems to love that book.

You should also give Molly Harper's books a try. She's a great writer and the narrator for her books fits perfectly with them. I could go on all day about my favorites. In fact I really want to go back and re-listen to a bunch of them, but I have so many that I haven't listened to the first time. They really pile up fast.


I think the problem with Ana Fields reading is that she has been so highly praised that I was expecting more and I found her enjoyable but I was not wowed. I will try more, though, as I love SEP and I had fun listening to Natural Born Charmer.

I finished Anne Hathaway's reading of The Wizard of Oz and she was probably the best narrator I've heard so far in my limited listening repertoire. I was in awe of her talent.

I liked Dragon Bound a lot, and graded it highly, but do have to admit that Pia had begun to grate on me a little by the end of the book. She had a tendency to be TSTL which is always annoying. At this point in my romance reading life a little part of me wishes those heroines would just die. Smile

Thanks for your thoughts!
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