Audio Books Hate it or Love it
I have recently, for about three months started listening to audio books. Before I was a part of the yuck group of readers! I did not want someone reading to me or shaping the way I hear or see the characters. But you know what, when we were younger we were read too, not that I want my first grade teacher Mrs. Washington reading romance to me (double yuck, I need a break to clear my mind).
I have come to enjoy audio books, they help work go by faster and I get through my hellish commute without blowing my horn because I am just vibing to my book and waiting for the plot to unfold.
Now when I first started I rented an audio book from my library and it sucked! It sounded like my computer was reading to me, so I am assuming this was the first audio book ever made (lol, glad it was a loan). But I forged on and did a free trial with an audio book seller (Audible, I love their customer service by the way) going with one of my most trusted to deliver authors Christine Warren. The hero had a Latin accent so I wanted to see how well this would be delivered, true test time. Well I was sold, I loved it and I bought more when they popped up on sale. I even have favorite narrators now. So yay me I can almost pretend to know what I am talking about. I should be posting some audio reviews soon, unfortunately there were still some misses, but not because it was an audio book, it just wasn’t a great book.
Some of the cons I have noticed with romance is the search capabilities for example, I wanted a multicultural romance and other than scrolling through all their listed titles or just putting in authors names it was a no go. Although customer service did check their list and send me a list of romances with multicultural characters, it was a very short list but hey they tried. I am running into the same thing when I want a scifi romance or something other than contemporary or erotic romance. If they would fix that everything would be great for me.
Books I have listened to so far:
|Feral Sins||Paranormal Romance||Suzanne Wright|
|Laid Bare||Erotic Romance (ménage)||Lauren Dane|
|Bared to You (Crossfire Series)||Erotic Romance||Sylvia Day|
|Reflected in You (Crossfire Series)||Erotic Romance||Sylvia Day|
|She Did a Bad, Bad Thing||Category Romance||Stephanie Bond|
|Wicked Weekend,||Erotic Romance||Gillian Archer|
|Heart of Darkness||Paranormal Romance||Gena Showalter, Maggie Shayne and Susan Kinard|
|In Bed with a Highlander||Historical Romance||Maya Banks|
|True Love and Other Disasters||Contemporary Romance||Rachel Gibson|
|Drive Me Wild||Paranormal Romance||Christine Warren|