Mystery Monday: A Study in Scarlet Women

Meet Charlotte Holmes in the new Lady Sherlock series

Not your grandfather’s Holmes . . . AudioFile goes Behind the Mic to talk with narrator Kate Reading. We learn something surprising and delicious about the new Lady Sherlock series from author Sherry Thomas.

“Charlotte loves to eat, and there are the most wonderful descriptions of food—so delicious!”—Narrator Kate Reading


Sherry Thomas, read by Kate Reading
Blackstone Audio
AudioFile Earphones Award Winner

The novel is centered around Charlotte Holmes, and listeners learn about this remarkable young woman with a gift for “discernment” and for getting into trouble. Kate Reading’s aristocratic British voices are spot-on, depicting characters who are funny, touching, romantic, suspenseful, haughty, old, young, wealthy, or poor. Listen to a sound clip and read AudioFile’s full review here!

For more Holmes, check out the new anthology ECHOES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, edited by Laurie R. King. Kate Reading join an ensemble of favorite narrators in this collection of short stories that relate to the original Sherlock Holmes.

And for more audiobooks by Kate Reading, explore her audiography of titles.

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Editors’ Pick: The Crystal Cave

Mary Stewart’s classic story of Merlin and Arthur-first time as an audiobook

Tales of Camelot of King Arthur and Merlin are perennial favorites for readers and listeners of all ages. AudioFile goes Behind the Mic with narrator Derek Perkins to hear what his special connection is to his recording of Mary Stewart’s classic THE CRYSTAL CAVE

“Maybe some of Merlin’s magic rubbed off.”—Narrator Derek Perkins


Mary Stewart, read by Derek Perkins
Blackstone Audio
Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award

Hard to believe this classic of Arthurian literature had never have been recorded before, but now we can entertained by the combination of Mary Stewart’s storytelling and Derek’s keen ability to spin the tale for audiobook listeners.  Listen to a sound clip and read AudioFile’s full review.

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Tuesday Tease: Audiobook Reviews

This week’s romance audiobook reviews


Newest romance audiobook reviews from AudioFile with companion print reviews from RT Book Reviews


Marina Adair, Read by Renee Raudman
Brilliance Audio

Marina Adair starts debuts her new Sequoia Lake series. Narrator Renee Raudman hits another one out of the park in this small-town romance with a big heart. Listen to a sound clip and read AudioFile’s audiobook review, HERE.

RT Book Reviews print edition review. 


Diana Palmer,  Read by Todd McLaren
Brilliance Audio

Narrator Todd McLaren takes the listener to an isolated Wyoming ranch where Meredith Grayling is hiding from a contract killer in Diana Palmer’s latest audiobook in the Long Tall Texan series. Listen to a sound clip and read AudioFile’s audiobook review, HERE.

RT Book Reviews print edition review.

Carolyn Brown, Read by Donna Postel
Brilliance Audio

A single-title contemporary audiobook romance from Carolyn Brown. Narrator Donna Postel creates a glowing narration in this whimsical Southern tale about life’s unpredictable twists and turns. Listen to a sound clip and read AudioFile’s audiobook review, HERE.


Karen Ranney, read by Tim Campbell
Harper Audio

Tim Campbell’s agreeable narration should satisfy a wide audience looking for a tale with both seductive scenes and classic romance. Come for the explicit scenes but stay for a conventional love story reminiscent of Shakespeare’s TAMING OF THE SHREW. Listen to a sound clip and read AudioFile’s audiobook review, HERE.

RT Book Reviews print edition review.