AudioFile Picks: Audiobook Reviews 6/9/17

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

THE DUKE by Kerrigan Byrne

The Duke
by Kerrigan Byrne, read by Derek Perkins
Tantor Media

Derek Perkins is a prolific and delightful narrator and a frequent Earphones Award winner for a reason—he, as he has said, has a "penchant for language." This is on full display in Book 4 of the Victorian Rebels series.

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URBAN FANTASY

THE BEST KIND OF MAGIC
by Crystal Cestari

The Best Kind of Magic
by Crystal Cestari, read by Jeannie Tirado
Audible Studios

Jeannie Tirado flawlessly narrates this urban fantasy. The story features visits to Chicago's diverse neighborhoods and touristy Navy Pier, home of Windy City Magic.

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FANTASY

"Dusk or Dawn or Day" by Seanan McGuire

"Dusk or Dawn or Day"
by Seanan McGuire, read by Emily Bauer
Macmillan Audio

Emily Bauer's narration of this contemporary ghost story is a poignant, pitch-perfect success. When her sister, Patty, died, Jenna blamed herself.

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YOUNG ADULT

ONCE AND FOR ALL 
by Sarah Dessen

Once and For All
by Sarah Dessen, read by Karissa Vacker
Listening Library

Author Sarah Dessen is top-notch at fast-moving teen dialogue, and narrator Karissa Vacker is wonderful at delivering it. Vacker captures the witty sarcasm of Louna, who believes that the possibility of love is limited.

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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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