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Speaking of Audiobooks: June Releases and Slave to Sensation Discussion

Speaking of Audiobooks has now been around for two years!  This represents our 52nd column and if you are wondering about anything concerning romance audiobooks, you’ll probably find it in our audio archives.  They remain an invaluable resource. It’s Time!  Our Group Discussion of Slave to Sensation On April 6th, we announced our Group Listen…

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Speaking of Audiobooks: Audible’s Game Changer

If you haven’t heard about Audible’s new venture, Audible Creation Exchange (ACX), have I got news for you.  On May 12th Audible announced a dynamic online audiobook rights marketplace, audiobook production platform, and online sales system.  Its aim? To increase the number of audiobooks by offering a place for audiobook professionals to connect and produce…

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Speaking of Audiobooks: Narrator Interview (Giveaway Closed)

As audio enthusiasts we often wonder about routine decisions made by production companies.  How are audiobooks and narrators chosen?  What are the considerations when matching a narrator to a particular book?  Do they take listeners’ requests seriously?  What is a general production schedule?  Why is notification of upcoming releases often such a mystery? Over the…

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Speaking of Audiobooks: April 2011 Releases

With Tantor’s announcement to release all of Nalini Singh’s Psy/Changeling series (that’s ten books) in less than five months during 2011 (4/25 – 9/19), we’re celebrating their decision to do so.  I’m sure many listeners will be thrilled to see the release of this favorite series as well as the fact that there won’t be…

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Speaking of Audiobooks: It’s Review Time

As much as I like to include Mini Reviews in each column, it’s not always possible especially when our columns feature highly entertaining interviews with personalities such as Phil Gigante and Anne Stuart.  We want all the attention focused on our guests.  Since both of those interviews occurred in 2011, we decided to do something…

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Speaking of Audiobooks: Anne Stuart Interview and Ruthless Giveaway (Contest Closed)

Romance readers have enjoyed Anne Stuart’s books for years with many of her titles sitting on countless DIK shelves.  My own list of Stuart DIKs includes A Rose at Midnight, The Devil’s Waltz, and Ritual Sins.   More recently I’ve discovered yet another way to enjoy Anne Stuart’s writing by listening to her books in audio…

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Speaking of Audiobooks: March 2011 Releases

Two categories are now marked completed in my 2011 Listening Challenge.  I’m going for Level Three which means completing 12 of the 14 categories.  First up was Listen to an Abridged Audiobook.  Last year this category was an easy win for me since I wisely chose Richard Armitage’s narration of Georgette Heyer’s Sylvester.  This year…

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