AudioFile Picks: Audiobook Reviews 2/10/17

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

BITTERSWEET  by Sarina Bowen

Bittersweet
by Sarina Bowen, read by Saskia Maarleveld, Tad Branson
Blackstone Audio

Having separately left the world of elite Boston restaurants, Griffin Shipley and Audrey Kidder reconnect when her car gets stuck on his farm in the Vermont countryside. Tad Branson and Saskia Maarleveld alternate chapters.

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HISTORICAL ROMANCE

IF THE EARL ONLY KNEW  by Amanda Forester

If the Earl Only Knew
by Amanda Forester, read by Carolyn Morris
Insatiable Press

Narrator Carolyn Morris captivates the listener with Forester’s first book in the Daring Marriages series. Beautiful business maven Lady Kate Ashton and her swashbuckling brother have amassed a fortune in dubious ways traveling the high seas.

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THE EARL  by Katharine Ashe

The Earl
by Katharine Ashe, read by Saskia Maarleveld
Blackstone Audio

The second Devil’s Duke novel has a sprawling, complex plot that mostly takes place in the Scottish Lowlands and perfectly suits narrator Saskia Maarleveld’s skill with accents.

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THE BARBER'S WIFE  by Tanya Nichols

The Barber's Wife
by Tanya Nichols, read by Matilda Novak
Alternative Book Press

Matilda Novak's soft, slow narration hits all the right notes in this gripping story set in 1930s Oklahoma in the days of Pretty Boy Floyd, the Great Depression, and Prohibition. A romantic thriller and a tantalizing glimpse of America's past.

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