The Audio Publishers Association has partnered with several review blogs to spread the word about how audiobooks are ideal travel companions during this busy holiday season. Taking several heavy books along isn’t always practical – but what could be easier than loading audiobooks on to your smartphone and queuing them up to while away the hours in trains, planes and automobiles!
Earlier in the month, the Gals shared their favorite Road Trip Romances, a trope in all the various romance sub-genres where the protagonists spend time together traveling, under various circumstances. Today we offer blog-tourists a review of the latest release from one of the queens of Historical Romance, Loretta Chase, whose Lord of Scoundrels has been a top-rated book in the Romance world for decades, and whose audiobook of the same title was one of our most highly requested and anticipated releases.
A Duke in Shining Armor also features the magnificent Kate Reading narrating – Ms Reading is one of our favorite narrators for any kind of book, such that we are practically running out of words to praise her incredible performances! And the best part is, A Duke in Shining Armor is a Road Trip! You’ll want to take Loretta and Kate with you, in your pocket, on your next several trips.
Here’s the Publisher’s Summary for A Duke in Shining Armor:
Not all dukes are created equal. Most are upstanding members of society. And then there’s the trio known as Their Dis-Graces.
Hugh Philemon Ancaster, seventh Duke of Ripley, will never win prizes for virtue. But even he draws the line at running off with his best friend’s bride. All he’s trying to do is recapture the slightly inebriated Lady Olympia Hightower and return her to her intended bridegroom.
For reasons that elude her, bookish, bespectacled Olympia is supposed to marry a gorgeous rake of a duke. The ton is flabbergasted. Her family’s ecstatic. And Olympia? She’s climbing out of a window, bent on a getaway. But tall, dark, and exasperating Ripley is hot on her trail, determined to bring her back to his friend. For once, the world-famous hellion is trying to do the honorable thing.
So why does Olympia have to make it so deliciously difficult for him?
And our reviewer Caz starts off the review:
Was there any likelihood that this, the latest release from the phenomenal author/narrator team of Loretta Chase and Kate Reading, was going to get anything other than top marks? Nah. It’s fabulous, in terms of both narration and content. In A Duke in Shining Armor, book one in her new Difficult Dukes series, Ms. Chase presents listeners with a wonderfully realised, character-driven road-trip romance that’s full of the insight, warmth, humour and sparkling dialogue that is so characteristic of her stories. Add Kate Reading’s outstanding narration to the mix, and you’ve got just over eleven hours of unequivocal audiobook joy to look forward to. I promise.
Without further ado, please click here to continue reading the review of A DUKE IN SHINING ARMOR by Loretta Chase, narrated – superbly – by Kate Reading!
And now for the GIVEAWAY! One lucky winner will get 10 audio CDs! Because they are being mailed, only US and Canadian addresses, please. Just click below to enter for a chance to win – ends midnight Sunday December 3 Central Standard Time (US).
No purchase is necessary. The giveaway is open from 12 am CST Wednesday 8 November 2017 through 12:00 am CST Monday 4 December 2017 (which is midnight Sunday).
One winner will be chosen. The prize is 10 audio CDs donated by Galaxy Press, Hachette Audio, Harper Audio, High Bridge Audio, Macmillan, Penguin Random House Audio, Post Hypnotic Press, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster Audio, and Tantor Audio. (approximate value estimated: US$200), therefore, winners will need to provide a US or Canada mailing address in order to receive the prize. Anyone with a US or Canadian address is eligible to enter, with the exception that the reviewers at AudioGals and their immediate family members are not eligible. :)
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 December 4, 2017, and will have 48 hours to respond with the mailing address. If no response is received, another winner will be chosen.