AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks 2016 ~ Fiction Part 1

It is my pleasure to present to you 2016’s Best Audiobooks in Fiction as selected by the editors at AudioFile Magazine. This year they selected their top titles in the following categories: Fiction, Nonfiction & Culture, Memoir, Biography & History, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children & Family Listening, Young Adult, and Romance. […]

Interview with Natalie S. Harnett & Audiobook Giveaway

Today I have the honor of interviewing author Natalie S. Harnett about her novel The Hollow Ground and the audiobook version narrated by Luci Christian. It is a pleasure to feature her here and to offer one lucky reader a copy of The Hollow Ground. Many thanks to Audible for sponsoring this giveaway. Welcome, Natalie. It’s a pleasure to have […]

Monday Mini ~ The Returned by Jason Mott

Getting back into the swing of things each week is hard. So is finding the quiet time to write a review over the weekend. In order to ease out of the weekend, I’ve decided to begin my blogging week with a mini review. Late last fall my husband began watching a French television series being […]

#511 ~ The End of the Affair (Audiobook Review)

The End of the Affair by Graham Greene Audiobook Published by: Audible Narrator: Colin Firth Audiobook Length: 6 hours 28 minutes Armchair Audies Review: I purchased this audiobook using an Audible credit as this title has been nominated for an 2013 Audie Award in the Literary Fiction category. I am judging the Literary Fiction category […]

This Week in Literate Housewife News, 3/19/13 Edition

Since I last posted, I have read some great books. A Grown Up Kind Of Pretty is an audiobook has been sitting on my shelves since Valentine’s Day 2012 collecting dust. Over the past month a group of us on Twitter planned a read-a-long, which was spearheaded by Julie from Girls Just Reading (@JulieJustReads). With her […]

#477 ~ Dracula

Dracula by Bram Stoker Published by: Archibald Constable and Co Published on: 1897 Page Count: 406 Genre: Gothic Horror My Reading Format: Free audiobook from Audible.com Audiobook Published by: Audible Inc Narrator: Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, Katherine Kellgren, Susan Duerden, John Lee, Graeme Malcolm, Steven Crossley, Simon Prebble, and James Adams Audiobook Length: […]

#444 ~ For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf  by Ntozake Shange Published by: Scribner Published on: November 2, 2010 (reprint) Page Count: 96 Genre: Choreopoem My Reading Format: Audiobook purchased from Audible.com. Audiobook Published by: Audible, Inc. Narrator: Thandie Newton Audiobook Length: 1 hour 59 minutes Audiobook Sample: Not available here Available […]

On Creating a Listener’s List of Outstanding Audiobook Narrators

This month Audible.com announced a new series of audiobooks, each narrated by a well-known Hollywood actor, called the A-List Collection. I greeted this news with little more than a yawn. While I am quite fond of the actors comprising the series and love to listen to Samuel L. Jackson cuss, there is nothing especially compelling […]

#97 ~ No One Belongs Here More Than You

No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories by Miranda July When I first started exploring other book blogs and reading related e-newsletters, Miranda July’s collection of short stories kept popping up. The author and her collection of short stories sounded intriguing to me, but for whatever reason it wasn’t something I thought about when […]