AudioFile Picks: Audiobook Reviews 3/31/17

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!

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

BREATHLESS by Beverly Jenkins

Breathless
by Beverly Jenkins, read by Kim Staunton
Harper Audio

Kim Staunton narrates the second Old West novel with warmth and affection. Now fifteen years after the events in FORBIDDEN, Portia Carmichael has vowed never to marry.

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FALLING FOR THE HIGHLANDER  by Lynsay Sands

Falling for the Highlander
by Lynsay Sands, read by Elle Newlands
Harper Audio

Narrator Elle Newlands's gentle Scots burr is perfect for capturing the the young Lady Murine Carmichael, who falls victim to her half-brother's plan to sell her to the Highland warrior Dougall Buchanan for a few horses.

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MY FAIR PRINCESS  by Vanessa Kelly

My Fair Princess
by Vanessa Kelly, read by Beverley A. Crick
Tantor Media

Narrator Beverley A. Crick seamlessly shifts between the many characters in the first book in the Improper Princess series. Gillian Dryden, the irrepressible bandit-fighting heroine, was raised in the Sicilian countryside.

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SALT HENDON COLLECTION by Lucinda Brant

Salt Hendon Collection
by Lucinda Brant, read by Alex Wyndham
Sprigleaf Pty Ltd

This collection, narrated by Alex Wyndham, is a richly textured audio experience for the listener. Wyndham takes Brandt's romantic suspense, set in England in the late 1700s, and creates a vocal tapestry of characters.

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ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

BRIGHTER THAN THE SUN  by Maya Banks

Brighter Than the Sun
by Maya Banks, read by Tad Branson
Penguin Audio/ Books on Tape

Joe Kelly falls quickly for Zoe, a family friend who is hiding from an abusive ex-boyfriend. After Zoe is kidnapped, Joe and his family of mercenaries for hire must use their skills to save her.

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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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