AudioFile Picks: Audiobook Reviews 2/3/17

It's no secret that we at RT love reading romance! And if you happen to see us with headphones on, but no book in hand, it's likely that we're listening to an audiobook. But audiobooks depend on more than just the plot, it takes an excellent narrator to bring the story to life. This is where Audiofile comes in, a print-and-digital magazine that reviews audiobooks so you know which stories are worth listening to. We've partnered with Audiofile to bring you a selection of romantic audiobook reviews every week!

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

STAYING FOR GOOD by Catherine Bybee

Staying For Good
by Catherine Bybee, read by Cristina Panfilio
Brilliance Audio

Celebrity chef Zoe Brown left River Bend, Oregon, 11 years ago to create a better life. Christina Panfilio’s narration of Zoe’s conflicting emotions over her career and her past bring out the character’s vulnerability.

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EVERYTHING FOR HER by Alexa Riley

Everything For Her
by Alexa Riley, read by Summer Morton, Jay Crow
Harlequin Audio

Listeners who like all-consuming passion and an emotion-packed narration will especially appreciate this romantic story. Narrator Summer Morton portrays Mallory Sullivan, a Yale graduate who is hired for a coveted accounting internship at the prestigious Osborn Corporation.

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HOT WINTER NIGHTS by Codi Gary

Hot Winter Nights
by Codi Gary, James Patterson [Fore.], read by Jay Snyder

Narrator Jay Snyder unfolds this short, quick-moving romance for listeners. Allie Fairchild has recently moved to Montana to manage a hospital trauma center. A love triangle quickly ensues, and Allie must choose between two very different Montana mountain men.

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HISTORICAL ROMANCE

FOUR WEDDINGS AND A SIXPENCE

Four Weddings and a Sixpence
by Julia Quinn, Elizabeth Boyle, Stefanie Sloane, Laura Lee Guhrke, read by Mary Jane Wells
Harper Audio

Narrator Mary Jane Wells deftly weaves the four stories in this anthology. When four friends at Madame Rochambeaux’s Gentle School for Girls find an old sixpence, they’re convinced that it will bring them luck in getting married.

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WILD WICKED SCOT by Julia London

Wild Wicked Scot
by Julia London, read by Derek Perkins
Harlequin Audio

Derek Perkins's narration manages to be both commanding and intimate, and threaded with humor besides. In the first of a new series, spoiled, naïve Rose, who is English, is married off against her will to a gruff, obstinate Highlander.

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Want more romance reviews from Audiofile? You can find all of their romance audiobook reviews here. And for more romantic reads, be sure to stop by our Everything Romance page!

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