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Although AudioGals was founded by Brenda, Lea, and Melinda, we function as a much larger team when it comes to reviewing audiobooks and regular Gal features. For a bio of each of our Reviewers, follow their link below. You will also find a number of their favorite romance audiobook titles.

You can also cross reference each reviewer’s titles by the Reviews tab and then Reviews by Reviewers.



BJ has had a lifelong love affair with romance novels. It all began in her preteens with the discovery of the Sweet Valley High Series, and then later in her teens with historical romance novels which she secretly read under the covers until the wee hours of the morning! Although she took a break in …

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Brenda Lee

Brenda is one of three founders of AudioGals. Romance reading has been her preferred form of entertainment since discovering Harlequin Presents at twelve. Audiobooks were added into the mix when she and her young (at the time) family moved to the mountains a good two hours away from a city. She started with audiobooks on …

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Caz has been a fan of audiobooks and audio drama for a number of years. Born and bred in the UK, she grew up listening to BBC Radio 4, world-renowned for its output of high quality comedy and drama. Favourite dramatisations have included the spectacular Lord of the Rings in the 80s (in which Ian …

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Welcome to our newest reviewer Diana! She’s been hanging out with a number of us Gals for the past few years over at the Romance Audiobooks Goodreads group so we were thrilled when she answered our latest call for new reviewers. As with all our reviewers, AudioGals has a page dedicated to her. Go to Gal Friends on the …

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Kaetrin has her own blog, Kaetrin’s Musings, where she reviews both print and audiobooks, as well as contributing reviews for the Australian Romance Readers Association and Dear Author. Like Lea, Kaetrin started listening to audiobooks as a way to make exercising more palatable. Now she finds reasons to be active so she can keep listening! Kaetrin loves …

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Lea Hensley

One of three founders of AudioGals, Lea has written the Speaking of Audiobooks column for All About Romance for the past six years. She has an abiding love for audiobooks which started as a means to just get through an exercise regime and increased when experiencing light sensitivity. Now she prefers listening over reading in print although she …

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Melinda Parmer

Melinda is one of three founders of AudioGals. A bespectacled business executive by day, a romance audio-junkie the rest of the time, Melinda maintained a private blog for her reading habit under the mysterious name Aunt Rowena. “Since so many people called me anything but Melinda most of my life, I laughingly adopted the persona of Rowena (there …

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Shannon is 33, lives in Michigan, and shares her home with her life partner, two dogs, and one very feisty feline. She loves music, animals, and, of course, reading. Books have been a huge part of her life since she was a really young child. Shannon enjoys a variety of genres, with historical, urban fantasy, …

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