Currently Playing for the Gals, 24th February 2017

Woman listening

We look forward to our chats about what we’re listening to each week – we squee over the good and sigh over the not-so-good, tap each other up for ideas for future listens and generally gossip about what’s making our ears happy. Here’s what we’re listening to this week.

BJ


Narrated by Alex Wyndham

Caz

Narrated by Mary Jane Wells

Kaetrin


Narrated by Emma Taylor

Melinda


Narrated by Lee Samuels and Brooke Bloomingdale

Shannon


Narrated by Rebecca Soler

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

Blood of the Earth by Faith Hunter

Narration by Khristine Hvam

This audiobook defies convention. Jam-packed with a number of different themes, from a polygamist cult to vampires, shapeshifters, witches, and everything in between, Blood of the Earth is sure to keep the listener entertained with its highly unique and well thought out, complex urban fantasy world. Add to that Khristine Hvam’s narration, which is simply divine and adds a whole other level of authenticity and feeling to this already must listen to title. In fact, the whole audiobook package is so well put together that it just earned Faith Hunter and Khristine Hvam a 2017 Paranormal Audie Finalist nomination which was just announced earlier this month! Read the rest of this entry »

My Dangerous Duke by Gaelen Foley

Narrated by Marian Hussey

I really struggled with the first few hours of My Dangerous Duke, and had I not been listening for review, there’s a good chance I might have abandoned it. The narration by Marian Hussey is fine – in fact, it’s the best thing about the audiobook – and she’s a massive improvement on Annette Chown, who narrated the previous instalment in the Inferno Club series. But the early part of the story progresses at the speed of a snail moving through molasses and is weighed down by lots of irrelevant and overly descriptive prose, so much so that I wished (and here I’m dating myself) I could cut and splice large chunks of it so as to keep things moving. Read the rest of this entry »

Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles

Narrated by Blas Kisic & Roxanne Hernandez

I recently read and loved Perfect Chemistry which is the first book in the linked series about the three Fuentes brothers.  When I saw Chain Reaction was available for review, I wanted to try the audiobook. I haven’t read the second book yet but as that one is set in Colorado and not Chicago like the first and third, I don’t think it impacted my understanding all that much. There are strong links between Perfect Chemistry and Chain Reaction however, so congratulations to past me for choosing to read them in order.

I don’t read or listen to a lot of YA. I’m a romance reader first and foremost Read the rest of this entry »

Lady Claire Is All That by Maya Rodale

Narrated by Saskia Maarleveld

Anyone familiar with Maya Rodale’s current Keeping Up with the Cavendishes series can’t fail to have noticed that the plots of the previous books in the series (Lady Bridget’s Diary and Chasing Lady Amelia) have been loosely based on famous films**. The plot of Lady Claire Is All That, the third instalment, is no exception, deriving a storyline from the 90s movie She’s All That, which in turn borrowed its plot from Pygmalion.

The basic premise is that of high-school jock – in this case an incredibly handsome, ridiculously wealthy, hugely popular marquess Read the rest of this entry »

Currently Playing for the Gals, 17th February 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 be listening to 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

Narrated by Tillie Hooper

 

Caz

Narrated by Derek Perkins

 

Kaetrin

Narrated by Tatyana Sokolov and John Lane

 

Melinda

Narrated by Susan Fouche

 

Shannon

Narrated by Therese Plummer

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

The Secret of Love by Cynthia Wright

Narrated by Tim Campbell

This latest instalment in Cynthia Wright’s long-running Rakes and Rebels series is the sequel to Smuggler’s Moon, which I reviewed a couple of years back. Even though it’s part of a series, The Secret of Love can be listened to as a stand-alone novel, because while some characters from other books in the series appear in this one, they have secondary roles to play and the storyline is self-contained, so there is no real need to have read or listened to any of the other instalments.

At the end of Smuggler’s Moon, fourteen year-old Lady Isabella – Izzie – Trevarre told her best friend that she had met the man she was going to marry. Read the rest of this entry »

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