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AudiobookSYNC 2020 - April/May

AudiobookSYNC 2020 - April/May
AudiobookSYNC is back! The summer program aimed at supplying audiobooks free of charge to teens starts up again this week, and the first books are available to download now. 
Each summer AudioFile release two audiobooks per week, to be downloaded for free and then played using the app for mobile and desktop.

Short & Sweet Review: A Shot in the Dark

Short & Sweet Review: A Shot in the Dark

A Shot in the Dark by Neil Richards.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 3 hrs 28 mins.
Publisher: Lübbe Audio.

A Shot in the Dark, Mydworth Mysteries - A Cosy Historical Mystery Series, Book 1 by Matthew Costello and Neil Richards kicks off another charming mystery series from the authors of the…
Review: The Darcy Monologues

Review: The Darcy Monologues

The Darcy Monologues by Christina Boyd/
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 14 hrs 53 mins.
Publisher: The Quill Ink, LLC.

The Darcy Monologues is a diverse and diverting anthology of tales featuring Austen's most famous hero, by Christina Boyd, Susan Adriani, Sara Angelini, J. Marie Croft, K…
Review: A Rational Proposal

Review: A Rational Proposal

A Rational Proposal by Jan Jones.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 6 hrs 29 mins.
Publisher: A Choc-Lit Production from Soundings.

A Rational Proposal, Furze House Irregulars, Book 1 by Jan Jones is a highly enjoyable Regency mystery, which introduces a cast of characters I am excited to hear …
Review: Ladies Can’t Climb Ladders

Review: Ladies Can’t Climb Ladders

Ladies Can’t Climb Ladders: Early Adventures of Working Women, the Professional Life and the Glass Ceiling. by Jane Robinson.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 10 hrs 54 mins.
Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd.

Ladies Can't Climb Ladders by Jane Robinson is a rich, evocative, essay in recogni…
Update: A New Kind of Normal...

Update: A New Kind of Normal...

In the coming weeks, I'll do my best to keep this blog and the social media pages associated with it as free from stressful news as I can, because I think we could all use a bit of distraction at the moment. Audiobooks are the perfect way to escape, and as this continues and more people find t…
Blog Tour: Kingdom of Embers Author Interview & Giveaway!

Blog Tour: Kingdom of Embers Author Interview & Giveaway!

Today it's my pleasure to introduce Tricia Copeland, author of Kingdom of Embers, the first in a fun YA fantasy series. Read on for an audio excerpt of the book, an interview with the author, a peek behind the scenes of audiobook creation with the narrator Amy Deuchler, and the chance to win a…
Series Review: School For Manners (Part One)

Series Review: School For Manners (Part One)

'If you have a Wild, Unruly, or Undisciplined Daughter, two Ladies of Genteel Birth offer to Bring Out said Daughter and Refine what may have seemed Unrefinable. We can make the Best of the Worst.'
"When Amy and Effie Tribble, two charming but impoverished spinster sisters, lose out on …
New Releases Roundup: February 2020

New Releases Roundup: February 2020

What I'm Adding to my Wishlist!
I always have so many audiobooks queued up to listen to that I seldom keep up with all the new releases that pique my interest. This year, I'm hoping to use these 'roundup' posts to highlight a few of the most recent releases have have been added to m…
Competition: Win one of 100 Audible annual subscriptions!

Competition: Win one of 100 Audible annual subscriptions!

Win Your Freedom! Audible UK have 100 annual subscriptions to give away to existing members. All you have to do to enter is buy an audiobook with cash or credits! Here's what Audible have to say:

Audible, free for a year
We're giving away 100 annual membership plans, on the house. The compet…
Review: What a Courtesan Wants

Review: What a Courtesan Wants

What a Courtesan Wants by Victoria Vale.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 9 hrs 40 mins.
🔥 Steamy content! 🔥

Bennet Sisters Scale: Kitty 🌹🌹🌹 - This book is not a Kitty because it lacks character, but simply because there's a little bit of everything in this story, and - just like Kit…
Review: False Value

Review: False Value

False Value by Ben Aaronovitch.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 11 hrs 3 mins.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited.

False Value, Rivers of London series, Book 8 by Ben Aaronovitch sends Peter Grant to the Serious Cybernetics Company. Our favourite Starling barely has time to register …
Review: The Smoke: New York

Review: The Smoke: New York

The Smoke: New York by Lars D.H. Hedbor.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 4 hrs 54 mins.
Publisher: Brief Candle Press.

The Smoke: Tales From a Revolution - New York by Lars D. H. Hedbor is another fascinating glimpse into America's history from a lesser-told perspective that educates and…
Review: Never Borrow a Baronet

Review: Never Borrow a Baronet

Never Borrow a Baronet by Regina Scott.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 8 hrs 26 mins.
Publisher: Regina Scott.
#BennetSistersScale: Jane - 🌹🌹🌹🌹 Love, honour, and... Orwell? A sweet, clean, light Regency romance with a dash of intrigue and an honourable heart.

Never Borrow a Baronet, Fortu…
Review: The Wages of Sin

Review: The Wages of Sin

The Wages of Sin by Judith Cutler.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 9 hrs 35 mins.
Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd.

Wages of Sin, Matthew Rowsley Series, Book 1 by Judith Cutler is the first book in an intriguing new series of Victorian mysteries, in which a young estate manager and the manor&…
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