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World War Two Mysteries

Audiobook Mysteries Set During WWII

World War Two Mysteries

Last week on November 11 we commemorated Veteran’s Day, honoring those who served. Listening to audiobook mysteries set in wartime provides a unique window into the fears, sacrifices, and hopes of those living through those events. As a backdrop to mysteries, wartime provides a setting that raises the level of tension and mistrust to a maximum. That may be why writers keep returning to these settings and listeners continue to engage with those audiobooks. Read more…

The Historical Fiction Audiobooks of Paulette Jiles

The Historical Fiction Audiobooks of Paulette Jiles

The Historical Fiction Audiobooks of Paulette Jiles

Poet and author Paulette Jiles’s celebrated debut novel, ENEMY WOMEN, newly released in audio, is a gripping and unexpectedly relevant exploration of the ravages of partisanship and conflict. It is set in 1864, when the southern Missouri Ozarks were overrun with Union and Confederate militias who fought guerilla battles and wreaked havoc on civilians. Our protagonist is eighteen-year-old Adair Colley, whose avowedly neutral family is destroyed when a Union militia arrests her father, disperses her siblings, and sets fire to their mountain home. Adair is shipped to a St. Louis women’s prison. That is just the beginning of her odyssey is this immersive story, which is rich in unforgettable characters and fascinating, often wrenching, historical anecdote. Read more…

5 New Sports Romance Audiobooks

5 Sports Romance Audiobooks

5 New Sports Romance Audiobooks

For sports fans, the resumption of professional sports seasons, however truncated, was a source of joy in this pandemic year. For those of us who can’t tell a jump shot from a field goal, joy is this list of sports-related romance audiobooks. What’s not to love about teamwork and achievement? Narrators infuse these stories with the adrenaline-filled competition during games and and the sweeter and equally well-earned happily-ever-after. Everyone’s a winner in romance! Read more…

Make New Friends with these 5 Audio Memoirs

Make New Friends with These 5 Audio Memoirs

Make New Friends with these 5 Audio Memoirs

As we near the end of 2020, many of us are finding it hard to communicate with others, especially when we’re separated from our friends and family. Although it’s not the same as signing up for a new class or joining a club, it’s still possible to safely make new friends when you do it the audiobook way.

The following memoirs introduce you to a variety of people, some who are activists and some who just want to share their story. Who knows, you might even be inspired to take an active stand for an issue close to your heart, or maybe you’ll feel compelled to sign up for horseback riding or rowing lessons . . . once we get past COVID. Read more…

Four Favorite Female Mystery Narrators

Four Favorite Female Mystery Narrators

Four Favorite Female Mystery Narrators

As promised, I am returning to the topic of favorite narrators to share with you four of my favorite female narrators as a way to meet AudioFile’s Listening Challenge #12: Listen to an audiobook performed by your favorite narrator.  There are so many outstanding female narrators for mystery audiobooks, it has been very challenging to pick just four to highlight here. Read more…