Here you can discover the top 5 best audiobooks in the June 2016 list! I am an avid audiobook listener. I listen to them while resting on the couch, when I’m commuting or before going to sleep. I’ve been listening to a lot of audiobooks lately (check this page to discover the latest ones) and the top 5 has changed somewhat. There’s a new #1! You can check out my February list here.
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I wish every audiobook was like French Lessons by Natalie Vivien. This book has a fantastic story and an outstanding narration. While most other audiobooks are convenient and nice to listen to, French Lessons is an audio gem.
Why? The narration has a tremendous added value. This narrator is not just reading the story, she is most definitely performing it. And while this is not uncommon, the high quality of the performance certainly is.
Seriously, give the audiobook of French Lessons by Natalie Vivien a chance. Hang in there during the first minutes and then enjoy the delightful world of countryside France with a wild French woman on your side.
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Passion’s Bright Fury is no longer my #1, but that doesn’t mean I love it any less. Saxon is one of my favorite #lesfic characters, you see, and certainly one to remember. As a secretive (read: distant and grumpy) Chief of Trauma at a busy Manhattan hospital, she is not amused when Jude Castle starts following her around to make a documentary film about the hospital.
It’s a vintage Radclyffe, following the lesbian fiction recipe effortlessly, with a great audio narration. With just under 8 hours of story, you’re happy and set for a while. There’s enough depth and excitement in this book to make it more than an amusing listen. And the sex scenes, well…better listen to those while you’re alone. You’ll blush 😉 Audio can be very intense…
I really didn’t want to add two books by the same author in my top 5 list, but what can I say? Radclyffe really is the lesbian romance queen and many of her books are available on Audible. I was very happy to discover this latest release a couple of weeks ago.
Now and then, you finish a book and just ache for more. Not wish there was more to come, but actual aching . For me, Wild Shores was one of those books. I’m not sure why, it’s a pretty classic lesbian fiction novel, but I can’t get it out of my head. Or rather: I can’t let go of these characters!
The production was not quite up to par with other audiobooks I’ve listened to, but it was OK. I didn’t like the performance very much at times, but I was still happy enough to just close my eyes, listen and…wiggle. Yup, I wiggled from utter contentment. (OK, I even giggled.)
Jericho still gets a well deserved 4th place. It’s a loooong listen. You get about 21 hours of very entertaining lesbian love story to enjoy. This book is great if you want to escape your busy life and dream off to a small town with a warm community.
Secondly, the Jericho audiobook made me laugh out loud several times. The narration is very lively, and makes the book extra funny. Great dialogues and a rich inner life for both characters add to the appeal. While listening, I paused several times just to tell my wife “This is such a great audiobook!”
You do have to be patient. It’s a long book and things build up slowly. If you want things to get heated fast, better check out number 1 on this list. But if you have time, and are ready to smile and enjoy a slow and romantic ride… get the Jericho audiobook!
Fifth place goes to this ‘stuck together’ romance story by Gerri Hill. It’s a classic concept: two women get stuck together in the middle of nowhere and things start to sizzle. This story takes place on a mountain in Aspen and is a very nice listen if you like the usual lesbian romance formula.
Jennifer Kincaid is on her way to a writing work shop when she gets lost on snowy roads, and then needs rescuing from an avalanche. She’s lucky her rescuer has a great cabin to take shelter in, since they’re now stuck together until spring. Not exactly what heroine of the day Catherine Ryan-Barret had in my mind when she retreated to her cabin for some alone time…
The narration is not particularly memorable, but it’s not bad either. The story’s entertaining, warm and very funny at times. It’s a bit short for my liking (under 6 hours), but that didn’t stop me from remembering it as soon as I started working on this list. If you’re in the mood for lots of snow and hot stuff in a cabin, listen to this book!
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