AudioFile Picks: Audiobook Reviews 6/23/17

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

BOMBSHELL by CD Reiss

Bombshell
by CD Reiss, read by Andi Arndt, Christian Fox
Brilliance Audio

The title Bombshell refers to 5-year-old Nicole, who is Hollywood playboy Brad Sinclair’s long-lost daughter—and brand-new responsibility.

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PARANORMAL ROMANCE

THE CHOSEN by J.R. Ward

The Chosen
by J.R. Ward, read by Jim Frangione
Random House Audio/Books on Tape
AudioFile Earphones Award Winner

Narrator Jim Frangione raises the stakes in this tense installment in Ward’s epic urban vampire series.

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URBAN FANTASY

ELEVENTH GRAVE IN MOONLIGHT by Darynda Jones

Eleventh Grave in Moonlight
by Darynda Jones, read by Lorelei King
Macmillan Audio

Part-time investigator and full-time grim reaper Charley Davidson is portrayed by narrator Lorelei King in a wonderful clear, focused voice.

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EROTICA

DIRTY by Kylie Scott

Dirty
by Kylie Scott, read by Andi Arndt
Macmillan Audio
AudioFile Earphones Award and 2017 Audie Award

When Lydia Green’s wedding day becomes her fiancé’s coming-out announcement, guitarist-on-hiatus Vaughan Hewson’s comforting presence soon becomes much more. Narrator Andi Arndt highlights Lydia’s deadpan humor, traversing her changing feelings with elegant proficiency.

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MYSTERY

I FOUND YOU by Lisa Jewell

I Found You
by Lisa Jewell, read by Helen Duff
Dreamscape

This compelling audiobook grabs listeners from the opening chapter. The suspenseful story looks at the ways our lives collide and the unexpected connections we make when we least expect them.

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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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