Currently Playing for the Gals, 22nd September 2017

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Happy Autumnal Equinox! Here’s what we’re about this week. We like to know what you’re all listening to as well, so stop by and tell us in the comments :)

BJ

The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare

Narrated by Mary Jane Wells

 

Caz

Too Scot to Handle by Grace Burrowes

Narrated by James Langton

 

Kaetrin

Blind Date by Bella Jewel

Narrated by Joe Arden and Maxine Mitchell

 

Melinda

The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare

Narrated by Mary Jane Wells

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Tell us in the comments what’s in YOUR ears this week!

A Strange Scottish Shore by Juliana Gray

A Strange Scottish Shore by Juliana GrayNarrated by Gemma Massot

Why do audio publishers employ inexperienced narrators to work on major releases by big-name authors? I know everyone has to start somewhere, which is why I make a point of picking up audios using first time – or very early-in-their-careers – narrators; there have to be some who start out fairly well and then get better over time. Sadly, however, most of the newbies I have listened to recently have turned out to be fairly poor and have not done justice to the stories to which they have been assigned. Giving this book to an untried narrator is akin to giving the kid next door the lead role in Hamlet at the RSC. A Strange Scottish Shore is another title that’s being consigned to the “wish they hadn’t done that” pile, Read the rest of this entry »

Prince’s Gambit by C.S. Pascat

Prince's Gambit by C.S. PacatNarrated by Stephen Bel Davies

Please note this is the second installment of a story that must be read in sequential order. If you have not yet started the Captive Prince Trilogy, please see the AudioGals review for book 1, Captive Prince, as the below review contains spoilers for the prior book. Additionally, if you want the general background of this fantasy, medieval-like story, you can also read the review for the first book.

I devoured Prince’s Gambit, this second, somewhat longer (but more normal length – run time of 9 hours and 55 minutes) installment of the Captive Prince Trilogy, in just one day. While the narration still mostly suffers from the same flaws Read the rest of this entry »

Spellbinder by Thea Harrison

Spellbinder by Thea HarrisonNarrated by Sophie Eastlake

Ever since I listened to Moonshadow, I have been looking forward to Spellbinder. Sophie Eastlake is one of my favourite narrators so I knew it would be a great listening experience and I have enjoyed all of the previous Elder Races books by Thea Harrison, either in print or on audio.

In Moonshadow, Morgan Le Fay was clearly a bad guy. He is the captain of Isabeau’s hounds and a powerful sorcerer. Isabeau is the queen of the European Light Fae. The Light and Dark Fae have been at war for centuries and Morgan is Isabeau’s most powerful weapon. Read the rest of this entry »

Captive Prince by C.S. Pascat

Captive Prince by C.S. PacatNarrated by Stephen Bel Davies

The Captive Prince Trilogy caught my eye when the previously released e-book version gained quite a popular following on Goodreads as can be evidenced by its over 29K ratings at just under a 4-star rating. This is a large number of ratings for any romance, but when you factor in that this book is an M/M dark romance, I was instantly intrigued. After having finished the first book, Captive Prince, I am definitely beginning to see what the buzz is about as this story is chock-full of entertainment with politics and leadership lessons and societal dynamics among classes being largely in play. The fact that it is also set in a medieval like fantasy world Read the rest of this entry »

Currently Playing for the Gals, 15th September 2017

Woman listening
It’s that time of the week when the Gals get together to natter about what we’re listening to, and get ideas from each other as to what we might want to pick up next! Being nosey, we like to know what you’re all listening to as well, so stop by and tell us in the comments :)

BJ

King's Rising by C.S. Pacat

Narrated by Stephen Bel Davies

Caz

Narrated by Kirsten Potter

Kaetrin

Falling from the Sky by Sarina Bowen

Narrated by Tanya Eby and Aiden Snow

Melinda

Spellbinder by Thea Harrison

Narrated by Sophie Eastlake

Shannon

Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust

Narrated by Jennifer Ikeda

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Tell us in the comments what’s in YOUR ears this week!

The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare

The Duchess Deal by Tessa DareNarrated by Mary Jane Wells

Tessa Dare’s The Duchess Deal is the first book in her new Girl Meets Duke series, and – oh, joy! – it’s narrated by Mary Jane Wells. Her ability to bring out the humour in the texts she narrates combines very well with Ms. Dare’s ability to put the humour there in the first place, and – if you can get past the somewhat implausible premise of a duke marrying a seamstress – the combination makes for a very entertaining listen.

Emma Gladstone is a seamstress in dire financial straits who had relied on the fact the wedding dress she made for the future Duchess of Ashbury would be seen by the entire ton, thus garnering her a hefty fee Read the rest of this entry »

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