Tuesday Tease: March New Romance Releases

March: New Romance Audiobooks

The March previews for romance should have everyone reaching for their headphones.  I can personally recommend the Kristen Proby series read by Sebastian York as addictive contemporary. And I *love*  the Maya Banks paramilitary KGI series, especially with Tod Branson narrating.

New Romance Audiobooks this month, March 2017

March 7, 2017

BEDDING THE HIGHLANDER
Sabrina York, read by Euan Morton
Hachette Audio
BLUSH FOR ME
Kristen Proby, read by Sebastian York
Harper Audio
BRIGHTER THAN THE SUN: KGI, Book 11
Maya Banks, read by Tad Branson
Penguin Audio/Books on Tape
EVERY LITTLE THING
Samantha Young, read by Angelica Lee, Tad Branson
Penguin Audio/Books on Tape

 

March 14, 2017

FAIR CHANCE
Josh Lanyon, read by J.F. Harding
Harlequin Audio
 ROOM FOR MORE: Cranberry Inn Series, Book 2
Beth Ehemann, read by Carly Robins, Will Damron
Brilliance Audio

 

March 21, 2017

BOUND TOGETHER: Sea Haven, Book 6
Christine Feehan, read by Lily Bask
Recorded Books
IF NOT FOR YOU
Debbie Macomber, read by Khristine Hvam
Random House Audio/Books on Tape
WAKE A SLEEPING TIGER
Lora Leigh, read by Maya Banks
Penguin Audio/Books on Tape

 

March 28, 2017

FINDING OUR FOREVER
Brenda Novak, read by Veronica Worthington
Harlequin Audio
THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE AND DUKES
Laura Lee Guhrke, read by Carolyn Morris
Harper Audio

Find AudioFile’s latest romance reviews each week at RT BookReviews 

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Solve: The Sean Duffy Series

I’m addicted to Adrian McKinty’s Sean Duffy series on audiobook. It’s a must listen for me. What series is a must listen for you?

69936Series are a big part of crime fiction, and devotees wait with baited breath for a new installment to come out each year or so, allowing them to visit with old friends as the series characters encounter new exploits and adventures. For me, one of those series is Adrian McKinty’s Sean Duffy series. And because of Gerard Doyle’s long-running and exemplary job narrating, audio is the only way to experience this series for me.

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McKinty has created a dynamic, complex character in Duffy–a man with a huge capacity for compassion and loyalty, caught up in a world of dark crimes and mercilessness. Duffy’s outer shell is hard and opaque, but those close to him recognize his positive attributes. Doyle understands all this and manages to perform Duffy so that his audience can appreciate the protective characteristics but still see beyond them as well.

89261Doyle also grasps Duffy’s wry humor, the gallows banter that makes his life bearable. McKinty has created this characteristic wit authentically in Duffy, and Doyle delivers it with the perfect dry tone of a copper who’s seen too much death and destruction in his years. That laugh-out-loud humor gets Duffy through his days, and it provides levity for the listener as well. But it isn’t exclusively limited to Duffy’s wit. McKinty can make the presence of a goat in the crime scene bring tears to the eyes of the audience.

97298Sean Duffy is the hero of McKinty’s series, but Doyle treats the supporting cast as royally as the series’ namesake. Duffy’s young protege, Lawson, is ambitious, smart, and still a bit naïve, while his partner, McCrabban a.k.a. “Crabby,” elicits a more sage persona that comes with years on the job.

bipt-square-origIf, like me, you’re a series devotee, be sure to pick up the sixth and newest installment in the Sean Duffy series, POLICE AT THE STATION AND THEY DON’T LOOK FRIENDLY. But if you’re a crime fan who hasn’t discovered this series on audio, you can pick up any of the titles. They function together as a series, but they can easily be followed as individual listens if you have trouble getting them in order. Sean Duffy is an addiction worth having.

The series in publication order includes:

  1. The Cold Cold Ground
  2. I Hear the Sirens in the Street
  3. In the Morning I’ll Be Gone
  4. Gun Street Girl
  5. Rain Dogs
  6. Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly

Do you have a series you’re addicted to on audio?

 

Behind the Mic: Mockingbird

Only the mockingbird sings at the edge of the woods.

AudioFile goes Behind the Mic to talk with narrator Nicole Poole. She filmed her comment in her hometown library . . . shhhh . . . adding a bit of eerie mystery to telling us about Walter Tevis’s post-apocalyptic world in MOCKINGBIRD.

“Tevis creates a world where books are used as building materials—they are just strange hieroglyphics.”—Narrator Nicole Poole

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MOCKINGBIRD
by Walter Tevis, read by Robert Fass, Nicole Poole
Tantor Media
AudioFile Earphones Award

In a dual narration with Robert Fass, Nicole beautifully portrays Mary Lou, the last mother on a dying Earth. Robots and the last surviving humans make for fascinating listening. Read AudioFile’s full review here.

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Narrator Nicole Poole
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Narrator Robert Fass

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