464803As I worked to compile this list for September releases, I also realized we are approaching the point where we have almost a constant discussion on our Speaking of Audiobooks column.  Although they are spaced approximately two weeks apart, discussions continue well after the original post and I want to encourage you to continue posting if you have something to add or another discussion point to make.  I continue to watch the columns and am up to talking about audiobooks at any time!

Also, the number of ideas for future audiobook columns (mostly from your discussions or suggestions) is increasing and I see some very interesting discussions in our future. As more audiobook fans discover this place to share their latest experiences with romance audiobooks, I anticipate an increased level of audiobook recommendations, as well as general discussion.  Gathering your thoughts together is a real pleasure for me and my “to be heard” pile is getting bigger every day!

Leftovers from August

My daily search on Audible continues to yield new audiobooks that failed to make our previous month’s new release list.  I am learning to live with the lack of “coming soon” announcements and passing on to you a few romance audiobooks that didn’t make our list last month but were certainly pleasant surprises that merit mentioning.

Brockmann, Suzanne – Otherwise Engaged

Donati, Sarah – Into the Wilderness, Wilderness Saga Book I

Joyce, Brenda – Dark Lover

Leigh, Tamara – Perfecting Kate

McIntyre, Amanda – Tortured

Novak, Brenda – The Perfect Couple

Peterson, Tracie – A Love to Last Forever


Audiobook Romances on Sale in September

Note: Included in the Unabridged list are those books with unknown formats


Graham, Heather – Unhallowed Ground

Jackson, Lisa – Shiver

Kleypas, Lisa – Tempt Me at Twilight

Kleypas, Lisa – Seduce Me at Sunrise

Macomber, Debbie – Debbie Macomber CD Collection: Susannah’s Garden, Back on Blossom Street, Twenty Wishes

Peterson, Tracie – Dawn’s Prelude

Quick, Amanda – Amanda Quick CD Collection 2: Second Sight, The River Knows, The Third Circle

Snelling, Lauraine – A Measure of Mercy

Wiggs, Susan – Lakeshore Christmas


Brunstetter, Wanda – A Cousin’s Prayer

Evanovich, Janet – Between the Plums

Evans, Pamela – Tea-blender’s Daughter

Graham, Heather – Unhallowed Ground

Jackson, Jane – Bonded Heart

Jordan, Penny – A Reason for Marriage

Kane, Andrea – Drawn in Blood

Kleypas, Lisa – Tempt Me at Twilight

Kleypas, Lisa – Seduce Me at Sunrise

Krentz, Jayne Ann – Shield’s Lady

Lindsey, Johanna – Heart of a Warrior

Macomber, Debbie – The Perfect Christmas

Michaels, Fern – Razor Sharp

Wiggs, Susan – Lakeshore Christmas

Please share with us other September romances audio releases you may know of.  We will add those books to this list prior to publishing it on AAR’s main site.  And since release dates change so frequently, please be forgiving if a book moves to a later month or magically appears.

465166Recent Additions to My Audio Library

Diana GabaldonDragonfly in Amber

Although I own DIA complete with its 27 cassettes, I repurchased in MP3 format for ease of listening on my iPod.  What a difference!

Lisa KleypasSugar Daddy

Loved the book and although I have no personal experience with narrator Rosalyn Landor, I liked what I heard on the sample.

Georgette Heyer– Black Sheep

A Heyer novice, I am starting to explore the world of Heyer through her audiobooks.  It feels like a rather large undertaking since many are unavailable, expensive, or hard to find.

Georgette HeyerThe Convenient Marriage

This signifies just how much I want to try certain Heyer books as I purchased this one used in audio cassette format!

Time for your thoughts:

What September releases are you looking forward to?

What audiobook(s) have you listened to lately and do you recommend it?

Do you have an idea for a future audio column?

Ending Notes

For those new to our Speaking of Audiobooks column, be sure to check out our audio archives for further recommendations and discussions.

The first week of November, our Speaking of Audiobooks column will be dedicated to Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series.  Many of us are now listening to part or all of that series in preparation for our discussion.  Please consider listening with us!

See you again in September.

– Lea Hensley

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