Narrator Steve West completes Stephanie Laurens’s Frobisher stories with his best performance yet. A great audio love affair!
AudioFile went Behind the Mic to talk with narrator Steve West just after he completed the 4th audiobook in Stephanie Laurens‘s The Adventurers Quartet, LORD OF THE PRIVATEERS. Steve is nominated for RT’s Best Romance Audiobook Narrator, and listeners will understand why.
“I love the female leads in the Adventurers series. They are brilliantly written.”—Narrator Steve West
Listeners will enjoy this passionate Regency-era drama played out on the high seas, in the sweltering jungle, and in the glittering ballrooms of Mayfair. Steve delivers it all, from hand-to-hand combat to 19th-century British formality. Hear a sound clip and read AudioFile’s full review here.
Ian Rankin and James MacPherson are back with the 21st Inspector Rebus novel. Have you checked out this series on audiobook yet?
When a narrator and an audiobook series fit perfectly together, the union can be a true work of art. It melds the author, performer and audience in a marriage of entertainment; not just a one-night stand, so to speak. They’re in for the long haul. That’s exactly the case with James MacPherson and Ian Rankin‘s Inspector Rebus series.
RATHER BE THE DEVIL
Ian Rankin, read by James MacPherson
Hachette Audio/ Blackstone Audio
AudioFile Earphones Award
MacPherson has been with the series since the very beginning. He knows Rebus’ tics and peculiarities as well as his distinctive humor and mannerisms. So when you’ve got a good thing going, why change it? MacPherson is back to read RATHER BE THE DEVIL, the 21st John Rebus novel from Rankin, and it’s a winner–an Earphones winner.
Those unfamiliar with the series can jump in easily at this book, but the excellent pairing will certainly have you checking out the backlist as well. Series fans are sure to enjoy their newest visit with an old friend. Still not sure? Check out this fun interview (above) with the two men responsible for this award-winning audiobook series.
For better or for worse, a few ways to listen, and look at love
Many listeners are grateful to be part of a long-term romantic partnership. We have so many listening choices on ways to look at love: from stand-up comic Aziz Ansari’s look at romantic love, MODERN ROMANCE, or Ann Patchett’s THIS IS THE STORY OF A HAPPY MARRIAGE, to the how-to-be-a-grown-up-in-your-marriage primer, SCREAMFREE MARRIAGE, and film director Dana Adam Shapiro’s insights and advice in YOU CAN BE RIGHT (OR YOU CAN BE MARRIED). The authors themselves present many of these audiobooks, joined by talented narrators who reflect the different styles of the authors. Listen for love!
by Aziz Ansari, Eric Klinenberg, read by Aziz Ansari
AudioFile Earphones Award, 2017 Audies Finalist