Narrator Sean Crisden delivers all the emotion in this satisfying romance. Haitian-born Patrice Denis is an academic and activist with a new professorship at Cornell; Easton Archer is an assistant district attorney in Ithaca. The two had an incendiary fling, but their very different life experiences--and Patrice's reluctance to be emotionally vulnerable--are keeping their... Read More
In this historical romance narrated by Tim Campbell, a viscount with a desire for adventure and the daughter of an explorer who is finally setting down roots are thrown together in a quest for a fabled city. Along the way, they unexpectedly find more than either anticipated. Campbell's talents are showcased by his delivery of a variety of accents. His ability to voice... Read More
Narrator Jim Frangione returns to J.R. Ward's world of vampires living unbeknownst among the humans in Caldwell, New York. Boone is a trainee in the Black Dagger Brotherhood, whose members are the protectors of the vampire race. Ever since her sister was murdered, Helaine has been searching for the killer. Frangione has the listener feeling her anguish and determination.... Read More
Narrator Tim Campbell's rich voice, paired with his adroitness with accents from all strata of British society, makes this fourth book in the Wicked Wallflower series a must-listen. Quiet and insecure Gertrude Killoran is determined to accompany her adopted brother Stephen, who was kidnapped as a child, when he is returned to his father, the powerful but mysterious Mad... Read More
Narrator Elizabeth Jasicki depicts a romance between a suffragist at Oxford and a powerful duke that shows why the political is always personal. Anabelle Archer is a brilliant scholar who has managed to secure a place in the first class of women at Oxford. Jasicki does a wonderful job portraying Annabelle's constant frustration with the various limitations and restrictions... Read More
A silly premise and a very personal issue comprise what turns out to be a meaningful story, delivered by two narrators. The story starts with Thea, Gavin's wife, talking about divorce. Gavin, portrayed by Andrew Eiden, doesn't want to divorce, so his baseball buddies bring him into their secret "club"--a group of men who read romance novels to help them with their marriages or... Read More
Audiobook enthusiasts of Victorian literature will love hearing this romantic story of a Chicago vintage bookseller, Lucy, who ends up in love and tours literary haunts in the English Lake District with her lover's grandmother. Lucy primarily has a Midwestern accent but sometimes uses English phrases and pronunciations because her deadbeat father was English. Creating the... Read More
Narrator Teri Schnaubelt does a great job of placing the listener right into this Christmas story. Olivia Berg is responsible for raising money for the town's holiday fundraising event. Guy Hightower drastically reduces his annual donation, thereby leaving Olivia in a real bind. When Guy's car breaks down, Olivia offers him not only a ride, but also a place to stay while his... Read More
Hallie Prince's drunken wailings kick-start this Texas ranch romance, narrated by Tieran Wilder. Rafe Fontana, son of the Princes' ranch manager, saves Hallie from a DUI and falls more deeply in love with her than ever. As Hallie recovers from her ex-fiancé's cheating, she finally realizes how lucky she's been to have Rafe as a lifelong friend. Hallie and Rafe both sport fun... Read More
Georgina is fired and comes home early to find her boyfriend in bed with someone else. It's a tired premise, but Madeline Gould is the perfect narrator for what follows--plenty of heart, comedy, and plot twists. Georgina's angry shouts give way to her witty and easy demeanor after a night out with friends, and Gould gives her a quick pace and an intimate tone among mates. Then,... Read More
Jessica Bolte narrates an uneven romance between neighbors. Adeline, Dowager Countess of Wake, has no intention of remarrying after her husband's death; Lyon Marksworth, Earl of Lyonwood, is determined to marry for love and has improbably set his sights on the Countess. Adeline's first marriage was difficult, and Bolte's performance is a lovely tribute to Adeline's coming into... Read More
Narrator Donnabella Mortel is consistently expressive as she delivers this slow-burn romance. Emmie is one of the few women at a power tool company. Mortel nails Emmie's boss-bitch persona at work, ensuring that Emmie's voice matches her squared shoulders and glare. It's a dismissive tone, coolly professional. At the end of the day, Mortel shifts her tone to reflect Emmie's... Read More
Narrator Charlotte North adeptly introduces the listener to Georgie Castle and Travis Ford, two 20-somethings who reconnect after not having seen each other since high school. Travis is a former major league baseball player whose career ended when he was injured. Now he's in a holding pattern while flipping houses. Georgie is trying to establish herself as an adult with members... Read More
Adjoa Andoh's lively narration of this witty and steamy romance will have listeners grinning from ear to ear. Chloe Brown, who suffers from chronic pain and fibromyalgia, has a near-death experience and is inspired to make a list of goals that will change her life. At the top of the list is moving into her own flat, away from her wealthy and overbearing family. Andoh's... Read More
Narrator Anne Marie Gideon engages listeners with the Christmastime goings-on of the inhabitants of Summer Island, a small island in the Great Lakes. Lila Sloan is taking care of her sister's bed and breakfast when someone begins bulldozing the trees behind it as part of a new development. When she rushes outside to stop it, she discovers that handsome Beck Grainger is behind... Read More
Englishman Jonathan Deverill was expecting a girl when he arrived at a finishing school in America to claim guardianship of his late friend's daughter. Narrator Justine Eyre has the listener feeling his shock when he finds a headstrong, beautiful young woman instead. Jonathan plans to leave Marjorie behind when he travels back to England, but she will have none of that and... Read More
A large cast of narrators comes together to tell the story of Zelia Thompson and Gabe Conaghan, that is set on Solace Island, off the Washington coast. Zelia is an art gallery owner who enlists the aid of Gabe, a crime novelist, to help her investigate the apparent overdose death of her friend. Narrator Abby Craden takes on the parts of the story from Zelia's point of view,... Read More
Narrator Rosemary Benson delivers a believable performance of a star-crossed romance set in the 1960s. American graduate student Scott meets Countess Desirée during his travels in Europe. While Scott comes from a middle-class Amerian family, Desirée, a divorcée, belongs to high society. Despite their divergent upbringings and seven-year age difference, the two fall in love but... Read More
For listeners looking for a quick Christmas treat, narrator Tanya Eby delivers two charming tales. When college student Keira Carlesso realizes that fellow student Dalton is sick and has no place to go for Christmas, she drags him home with her. This starts a tradition of spending the holiday together. As the years progress, listeners hear Dalton's voice deepen and Keira gain... Read More
Elizabeth Knowelden narrates a chaste romance that owes as much to Dracula as it does to Rapunzel. When Hazel Hughes learns that she has a twin sister in need of her help, she immediately agrees to travel to Romania with the mysterious Count Petrescu. Sam MacInnes is worried about Hazel's safety and insists on accompanying her on the journey. Knowelden's portrayal of Hazel... Read More
There's trouble ahead on sea and land, as both give up their secrets. Narrator Megan Tusing's sultry voice heats up a tale--half adventure, half love story--that's full of secrets off the Outer Banks. Merrill Good, ex-SEAL and treasure hunter, falls into steamy, passionate love with Delilah Jones, ship's cook, motel owner, and ex-con (a closely held secret). Tussing's... Read More
Narrator Rebekkah Ross has the perfect feminine voice for romance novels. And even with the uniquely feminine quality of her narration, she is still able to give credibility to her male voices. Nonetheless, Ross's skill is not enough to save this audiobook. Eliza is not a likable heroine, a problem that makes it hard to empathize with her and want to follow down the path she... Read More
Cornell Collins narrates a fantasy involving treachery, revenge, and a dash of romance. Lucien Vaudrey has returned from China to deal with his inheritance and unexpectedly finds himself drawn into a magical conflict. Stephen Day grudgingly agrees to assist, despite his deep-seated loathing of the Vaudrey family. Collins does an excellent job of showing Stephen's emotions... Read More
Narrator Tanya Eby effectively captures two damaged characters in this romance, set in the small town of Happily, Inc. Writer Jasper Dembenski is dealing with PTSD from his war experience overseas, and wedding planner Renee Grothan has been burned by love. Jasper has taken on responsibility for a dog, and Eby has listeners touched by his compassion. She provides subtle... Read More
Narrator Susan Bennett braids together small-town Virginia and love at first sight in Jude Deveraux's contemporary story. Terri Rayburn finds gorgeous Nate Taggert in her Lake Kissel cottage and falls hard, only to find out he's engaged to the mayor's daughter. Bennett rows listeners through this slow-build romance brimming with humor and sobered by painful secrets. Nate's... Read More
Guardian angel Mrs. Miracle's voice rings out joyfully in Cassandra Campbell's narration. Laurel and Zach's marriage is on shaky ground after a failed adoption, and they are trying to find Laurel's grandmother a companion during the busy Christmas season. Enter Mrs. Miracle, who brings many tidings of good cheer that are sure to make listeners smile, and cry a little, too.... Read More
Narrator Emily Beresford channels two women's fraught emotions as they confront long-suppressed romantic feelings. Georgie and Madelyn, formerly lifelong best friends, are estranged at the time the two of them become stranded at a remote cabin in the Canadian Rockies after a snowstorm. Chapters alternate between Georgie's memories of their youthful friendship and current-day... Read More
Emily Woo Zeller narrates a charming novella about architecture and second chances. While Oliver Huang and Fay Liu have moved in the same professional and social circles for years, they have never been all that close. Then, thanks to a chance encounter, they have the opportunity to start over. Zeller projects the characters' frustration and uncertainty over their current... Read More
Narrator Lauren Sweet balances humor with serious issues in Gilmore's holiday romance. After Lila Vasquez meets Ford and his daughter, Emily, Lila discovers that Emily will soon receive a service dog puppy from her own company. Sweet ably conveys how Ford and Emily immediately fall for "Princess Lila," and an insta-family vibe ensues. Sweet bestows a deep, joking voice on Ford... Read More
Karen Chilton narrates a unique sci-fi romance set amid the early days of the apocalypse. All Arden Highmore knows is the power is out, leaving all of America paralyzed. She and her roommate decide to venture to a secluded cabin to ride out the disaster but are attacked by scavengers on the way. Her roommate's brother, Gabriel, steps in and saves the day. Chilton playfully... Read More
If you relish the full Hallmark Christmas experience, sled into the heartwarming stylings of narrator Arielle DeLisle. Waitress and dog walker Jenny Jones knocks over Prince Dom in Central Park and falls for him hard. One magical Christmas wish later, she wakes up in his European country as his princess. DeLisle excels at portraying Jenny's evolution from aimless singleton to a... Read More
Discover renewed love in this wonderful performance by Janina Edwards. Vivian accompanies her daughter, Maddie, to England when she is hired to dress a princess for the royal Christmas festivities. Vivian unexpectedly hits it off with Malcolm, the Queen's secretary. Their continuous flirting explodes into a short-lived affair, but will it remain just that or grow deeper?... Read More
In the latest installment of the Hidden Legacy series, narrated by Emily Rankin, Catalina is both Head of her House and manager of her family's magical investigative agency. When a case brings her face-to- face with her teenage crush, Catalina must struggle with her feelings for Alessandro while fighting powerful foes. The choice of a different narrator from that of the... Read More
Narrator Tim Campbell lends his voice to this historical romance. Former courtesan Clara is close to fulfilling her goal of owning a respectable music hall in the seedier side of London. After rescuing an earl from muggers, neither expects that his political career will obstruct her dreams--or that they'll find mutual love. Campbell provides another pleasant auditory... Read More
Narrators Alexander Cendese and Lucy Rivers join forces to recount the romance of Bridge and Isobel. Bridge was separated from his twin, Julian, after his parents' bitter divorce. Blackmailed by his father to take Julian's place after he is in a bad accident, Bridge ends up falling for Julian's fiancée, Isobel. Cendese takes on the story from Bridge's point of view, while... Read More
Sean Crisden, Ray Chase, and Natalie Eaton narrate a complicated relationship between three people who are all searching for happiness. Raleigh McKean generally keeps his feelings under wraps, but Bruce Engle and Everley Shannon each manage to push every single one of his buttons, for entirely different reasons. Crisden perfectly captures Raleigh's snarky and... Read More
This whirlwind story of first loves and second chances is capably narrated by Erin Mallon. When Tate Jones and Sam Brandis meet by chance in London, they fall hard and fast. But after Sam betrays Tate's trust, both of their lives change dramatically. Fourteen years later their paths cross again when both are about to catch their big Hollywood break. With stage directions and... Read More
Narrators Jessica Preddy and Finlay Robertson help bring this lovely British romance to life. Jess, finally living her dream of a Notting Hill home and a job in publishing, meets all her new housemates at Christmas and instantly is attracted to Alex. The two take a series of walks to acquaint Jess with London, all the while grappling with their feelings for each other. Preddy,... Read More
Brittany Pressley brings humor and tenderness to this story about family, finding love, and playing pirate. After her older sister's car accident, 25-year-old Emily helps out with the care of her 15-year-old niece--which includes signing up to be a wench at the upcoming Renaissance Faire. Pressley is a dynamic performer who brings out Emily's increasing ease as she gets to know... Read More
Narrator Laura Hobson's British accent and lively narration are perfectly suited to the high-spirited protagonist of this diverting story. Evie Summers, a career-driven talent agency assistant, is struggling to persuade Ezra Chester, an egotistical screenwriter, that romantic meet-ups really do happen. If she succeeds, he will complete his manuscript and save her job. Hobson's... Read More
After years of moving around, Ivy Snow has finally found a home in San Francisco, where she owns a taco truck. Narrator Erin Mallon expresses Ivy's tentativeness at developing friendships after her difficult childhood. Sheriff Kel O'Donnell is visiting family and recuperating from an injury caused by a betrayal at work. Ivy's spicy taco ignites a romance between them, and... Read More
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