BJ’s Top 5 PNR/UF Series (in alphabetical order)
The titles below are the debut books in the noted PNR/UF Series and I rated all of these either As or 5s for both the story and narration.
My love for audiobooks was spurred primarily by my experience with paranormal and urban fantasy (PNR/UF) romance titles. Therefore, I thought it fitting to share my top favorite PNR/UF series for our special AudioGals JIAM feature, in the hope of sparking the interest of audiobook newbies plus providing additional materials for those that already love them. PNR/UF is particularly suited for igniting your love for romance audiobooks because of the sequential nature of these titles. Once you find a series you love, you will find yourself addicted to listening until you finish the entire series.
As part of the Audio Publisher’s Association June in Audiobook Month celebration, there will be 4 winners of a pair of earbuds and 3 free audiobook downloads from Audiobooks.com! There’s an easy entry form at the bottom of this post!
1. Dead Until Dark ( Sookie Stackhouse Series) by Charlaine Harris
Narrated by Johanna Parker
One of the first audiobooks I ever listened to – I credit this series with turning me on to this fantastic medium. Both the vampire based story line and the narration are top notch. I gave this audiobook an A for both the story and narration (see the AudioGals review).
2. Halfway to the Grave ( Night Huntress Series) by Jeaniene Frost
Narrated by Tavia Gilbert
Another early series that helped hook me to audiobooks. I love the feisty tough vampire hunter heroine and the snarky repartee she has with the hero. This series has also sparked a number of spin-offs that are also terrific (for example, the Night Huntress World and Night Prince Series). This audiobook received A for both the story and narration from one of our former Audiogals reviewers (see the AudioGals review).
3. Moon Called ( Mercy Thompson Series) by Patricia Briggs
Narrated by Lorelei King
This series has a fabulous mix of all kinds of paranormal elements. I especially love the Native American shape shifter themes. The spin-off Alpha Omega series is also fantastic. I gave this review 5 Stars for both the story and narration at BJ’s Reviews (see the review).
4. Seven Years ( Seven Series) by Dannika Dark
Narrated by Nicole Poole
One of the first werewolf shifter series I ever listened to. I credit this series for opening up a whole new Urban Fantasy world for me as I had previously stuck to vampire-based ones. I gave this audiobook an A for both the story and narration at AudioGals (see the AudioGals review).
5. Spider’s Bite ( Elemental Assassins) by Jennifer Estep
Narrated by Lauren Fontang
This series is one I just recently started. I waited much too long to discover this one. The feisty heroine who is an elemental assassin is exactly my favorite kind of heroine. I gave this audiobook 5 stars for both the story and narration at BJ’s Reviews (see the review).
JUNE IS AUDIOBOOK MONTH – GIVEAWAY! All month long, bloggers will be sharing their favorites around the world in a Blog Tour organized by the Audio Publisher’s Association. Look for AudioGals’ favorites on Fridays in June and let us know your favorites in the comments – series, narrators, authors – plus visit the other blogs for more chances to win!
The Fine Print:
Enter for a chance to win. No purchase is necessary. The giveaway is open from 12 am CDT Friday 2 June 2017 through 12:00 am CDT Monday 26 June 2017 (which is midnight Sunday). This form will be posted on every JIAM post this month.
Four winners will be chosen. The prize is a pair of earbuds and 3 free audiobook downloads at Audiobooks.com (approximate value: up to US$45.00), which expire 15 July 2017. The codes have been provided by the Audio Publisher’s Association and Audiobooks.com. Entrants are restricted to US addresses only, please.
One entry per person, please. Winners will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter software. Winners will be notified by email used for entry by 11:59 pm Monday 26 June 2017, and will have 24 hours to respond. If no response is received, another winner will be chosen.