2013 Romance Nominees and Reviews

The following audiobooks were nominated in the Romance Category. This category is being reviewed by Dee from Dee’s Book Blog, Laurie from Fetch Me My Fainting Couch, Purls Before Wine, Felicia from Geeky Bloggers Book Blog, and Hot Listens. Would you like to join the crowd? Sign up here.

DontCryforMe

Don’t Cry for Me by Sharon Sala and narrated by Kathe Mazur

Reviews

Dee’s Book Blog

Unfortunately, even a good narration by Kathe Mazur couldn’t make up for my dislike of the story.

Fetch Me My Fainting Couch

The audio was read capably but completely without emotion by Kathe Mazur. In all honesty, I’m a bit surprised this production is up for an Audie Award.

MaddnessofLordIanMackenzie

The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley and narrated by Angela Dawe

Reviews

Hot Listens

Angela Dawe’s tone, pace and approach were precisely what the story demanded.

Fetch Me My Fainting Couch

This is a romance worth reading if you’re a fan of sensual historical romances and are looking for something a little different.

Dee’s Book Blog

While I didn’t really enjoy this book on my initial read several years ago, I found the audiobook to be much more enjoyable.

NeverSeduceaScot

Never Seduce a Scot by Maya Banks and narrated by Kirsten Potter

Reviews

Hot Listens

An outstanding introduction to Maya Banks, brought to perfection by Kristen Potter.

Dee’s Book Blog

Solid narration from Potter makes Bank’s Never Seduce a Scot enjoyable – enjoyed her female voices, but some work is needed on the male ones.

ScandalousDesires

Scandalous Desires by Elizabeth Hoyt and narrated by Ashford McNab

Reviews

Hot Listens

Ashford MacNab is fantastic! The overall sense of anticipation, darkness and mystery are nicely conveyed without neglecting for a moment the intense sensuality of the novel.

Fetch Me My Fainting Couch

Ashford McNab reads the dialogue with a lovely accent that immediately took me out of my world and plunked me down in historical London. She voiced Mickey with all the decadent, arrogant and irresistible charm worthy of such a devilish hero.

Dee’s Book Blog

Would work well as a stand-alone or as a series installment. Enjoyed the narrator and will be seeing out more by her in the future.

Witness

The Witness by Nora Roberts and narrated by Julia Whelan

Reviews

Hot Listens

Julia Whelan was amazing! Her portrayal of 16-year-old Liz’s was right on target, and equally fantastic was her interpretation of 28-years-old Abigail.
Her command of the different accents and voices was impressive and a tremendous show case of her talent.

Dee’s Book Blog

Julia Whelan’s narration of Robert’s The Witness is well-deserved. Since this is the first book I have listened to, I can’t rank yet – but I have a feeling she is going to be a strong contender for the category.

Fetch Me My Fainting Couch

I have no complaints about the narration and can see why this one is up for an Audie award this year. Julia Whalen completely deserves it.

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