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Favorite Audiobook Series

By Melanie Simmons

 

Earbuds with a heart

It is no secret that I’m an audiobook junkie. The condition has only gotten worse throughout the years. The more series that I listen to, the more I want to listen, versus reading a series that I love. For one, I have more time to listen than I do to read, lately. Two, a great narrator can take a good story and make it great or take a great story and make it out of this world.

When asked what my favorite series, I can rattle of a list that is longer than than most people really want to hear. As I tend to listen to mostly paranormal romance and urban fantasy, you will see that is where my favorite Audiobook series come from as well.

I have a tie to for my top overall favorite series. These two are extremely similar in many ways. The authors are wonderful at storytelling and world building. They have characters that are so well developed you can’t help but love them. Tons of action are included in the story with a mix of snarkiness that lightens some really darker parts of the stories. Both of these stories are in the urban fantasy genre, but that doesn’t mean there is no sexy times involved.

The relationships do take a few books in the series to build the relationships, but once the relationships are built, they are strong. The narration for both of these series are out of this world. These women add so much to the story with their ability to add so much feeling to the story. They make you feel like you are part of the action and feel the emotions and can make you laugh or cry at any given time. So, now I guess you are wondering which they are, in no particular order.

Charley Davidson Series by Darynda Jones, Narrated by Lorelei King

The Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones read by Lorelei King. This series has everything I mentioned above. This series is high on the humor. I find myself laughing out loud on many occasions, which can get me some really weird looks at work or other places where people have no idea that I’m listening to a book and not music on my iPod. Charley is the grim reaper. She helps the departed pass over to the other side. She is also a PI, who helps the Albuquerque PD with many homicide cases.

While Charley has a very funny side, her sidekick, Cookie, provides a lot of comic relief as well. Reyes, the son of Satan, provides the sexy side to the story. And watch for the bumper sticker and t-shirt sayings at the beginning of each chapter. They will keep you laughing. “Never knock on death’s door. Ring the doorbell then run. He totally hates that. – T-shirt” Lorelei King brings the whole story together to make for one of the best UF stories in the audio world.

Kate Daniels Series by Ilona Andrews, narrated by Renee Raudman

The Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews read by Renée Raudman. This series also has everything mentioned above. This series is much more action packed than the Charley Davidson series and with less humor, but Kate and Curran still brings the snark. “It’s a reflex. Hear a bell, get food. See an undead, throw a knife. Same thing, really.” This is world where magic and tech are fighting each other to be the dominate force and is sort of post-apocalyptic.

When tech is high, magic doesn’t work well and when magic is high, tech doesn’t work. Magic eats up anything technology made, including skyscrapers. Gasoline engines won’t work if magic is high, magic infused water engines don’t work when tech is high. Makes for simple things like travel to be very difficult. Magic has twisted many things in this world and the authors have the ability to come up with some of the weirdest and most descriptive creatures I’ve ever read. Renée Raudman really brings the story to life by adding so much feeling to the emotional scenes and to the action scenes. Raudman narrates all the Ilona Andrews series, and I highly recommend all of them.

I hope you have a chance to check out these two great UF series. I feel that the team involved in the creation of these great audio series really bring out the best of the best of the audiobook world.

Now, just because I can’t leave at just two, here are some other great series that I highly recommend you check out if you’re looking for something for that roadtrip or something to make your housecleaning and yardwork more enjoyable. I hope I will be able to help you find a new audiobook series to love as much as I do. In no particular order:

Winners Announcement

Congratulations to winners!!

Janie MacGaugh

Yvonne Jefferson

Carla Day

The winners have been contacted via e-mail and have 48 hrs to claim their prize.

A big thanks to all who participated!

I’m always looking for new series to try, especially on audio. Share some of your favorite audio series, stand alones and narrators, so we can all enable each other’s addiction.

 

GIVEAWAY

To celebrate Audiobook Month will be giving away 3 Audiobooks – 3 Winners .  Your choice from any of my favorite series. Including up-coming releases (this will be delivered the day of their release on audible.com) To enter just fill the Rafflecopter bellow.

The winners  will be announced on July 1, 2014. Last day to enter is June 30, 2014.

 

Good Luck to all!

By Melanie Simmons

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  1. Charley Davidson Series by Darynda Jones is my choice! THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY.

    • Great choice.

  2. Charley Davidson Series by Darynda Jones

    • One of my top two. I love it. 🙂

    • I have not done too much non-fiction. The ones that I’ve done have been autobiographies. I’ve listened to Carrie Fisher, Kevin Smith and Betty White, all read by them.

  3. I would love to win the Others!

    • The Other is a great new series. I love it. It is so dark and different. I’ve thought about doing a re-listen to it soon because I loved it so much. I just wish I had more time.

  4. Loved the Highlander Series and Fever series narrated by Phil Gigante. I would listen to him reading the phone book. I have been enjoying the Alien Huntress series by Gena Showalter on audio as well as the Otherworld Assassins series.

    • I have not tried the Alien Huntress series by Showalter. I have listened to her Lords of the Underworld. I like it, but not enough to make this list.

      Phil Gigante can read anything he wants in that Scottish accent and I will listen. 🙂

  5. I’m loving listening to audiobooks this year though I still haven’t listened to too many. So far I’ve loved:

    The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley, narrator is Rosalyn Landor (mostly historical fiction with a little paranormal)

    The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson, narrator is Angela Lin (fantasy)

    Currently listening to Splintered by A. G. Howard, narrator is Rebecca Gibel (fantasy) and I’m loving the narration.

    I’ve read a number of the books you list above, but haven’t listened. So many good books!
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    • I’m not familiar with many on your list. I will have to check them out. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I’ve read a number of the series you recommend, and I agree that they’re all great. I’d make a couple of additions to that list: Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series and Jaquelyn Franks’ Nightwalker series. Oh, I also should add Diane Duvall’s Immortal Guardians series, Larissa Ione’s Demonica and Lords of Darkness series, and Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunters series.

    • I’m always looking for new suggestions. I have listened to the Demonica series and some are better than others, since they change narrators so frequently (I hate it when they do that). That is only reason it didn’t make the list, because I love the series. Thanks for the suggestions.

  7. I would love to win this! There are so many great ones on your list! I recently read the Professional by Kresley Cole and it’s left me wanting more of her work! Never got to listen to more than 1 of the Immortals After Dark series, so I would love to go back and do that, as well as, listen to more of the Gamemaker series.

    • I love Cole. She has great narrators for both of the adult series (IAD and Gamemaker). I’ve been told that they YA series is good too, but I have yet to try it. It is on my list soon though.

    • If you like Old World Scottish accents, you will love the narration of the Highlander series. It was great.

  8. I ♥ audiobooks. There are books that I won’t read because I know the audiobooks are so amazing (Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series, George R.R. Martins Fire and Ice Series, Ken Follet’s Century trilogy).

    • I’ve thought about trying the Fire and Ice series, but I think I’m too ingrained into the show that I would have a hard time going back to the book now. I’ve not had luck trying to read books after watching the movie or show. Thanks for suggestions.

      • I didn’t start listening to the books until after I’d watched the first season. The books are pretty detailed so I think having seen the show actually made it easier to keep track of who was who when I was listening to the books….faces for the names. The narrator does an amazing job of creating different voices for the characters and it’s surprising how close some of them match the shows actors. Another good book I listened to after having watched the show was Orange is The New Black.

        • Good to know. I’ll have to see about getting that into my list.

          I always forget that OITNB was a book. I’ve heard someone reference it a few times, but I never seem to remember that. I haven’t started that show yet *hangs head in shame*, so maybe I’ll try the book first.

  9. I am just really getting into audiobooks, so this would be a great way to bulk up my stash! I’d like to win either the Highlander series (love her Fever series), Downside Ghosts, or the Hollows. Thanks ladies!

    • Its always great to convert a new junkie.

  10. I really like the narrator for the In Death series by JD Robb. And, of course, anything by Lorelei King is wonderful!

    • I’ve never tried anything my J.D. Robb. I’ve heard good things though. Thanks for the suggestion.

      Yes, Lorelei King is wonderful. She does a great job with everything I’ve heard her do.

  11. I need a new series to start listening too. I see to only listen to “stand-alone” ones in the last few months. I have not read (listened to) any of the series’ you mentioned, so would like to win something that you would recommend 🙂
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    • I hope we are able to help you find something. I have the opposite problem, I rarely find stand alone books. Most of the authors I like write series.

  12. I just listened to The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair and totally loved it! It isn’t a “hot” listen but it is a great mystery and pretty funny too!

    • Hey, I like a good mystery. I don’t need all my stories to be “hot”, I just need interesting. Thanks for the recommendation.

  13. I’m an audio newbie so I don’t have a ton of recommendations but two series that I’ve started and love on audio are Gin Blanco by Jennifer Estep and Harry Dresden by Jim Butcher. I actually think I love UF on audio…tried one PNR but didn’t like it. I have both these series you mentioned on my lists and am excited to be starting them soon! 🙂
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    • I’ve been reading Gin Blanco, but just starting to get to her on audio. I’m way behind on Harry Dresden as it fell of my radar years ago. I plan to pick back up again soon. Glad you can try these two soon.

  14. I love series too – I just finished one of the In Death books by JD Robb. It was great!

    • I haven’t tried anything by Robb. I’ll have to look it up. Thanks.

  15. I love the Charlie Davidson series, Darynda Jones all the way!

    • It is a great series. I mean, Charley, Reyes, Cookie, Ubie. What’s not to love.

  16. I don’t own any audiobooks so no recs. But I definitely have wanted to give it a try. These sound great

    • Its always great to hear of a new person to convert. I hope you enjoy audio as much as I do. With the right narrator, I think audiobooks can bring so much more than just reading.

    • If you like Charley Davidson, you will enjoy Kate Daniels too. Not quite as much humor, but still has a lot. Kate probably has more action and magic. They are both great in their own way. I highly recommend it. I hope you enjoy.

  17. I love the Charley Davidson Grim Reaper series and hope to check out some of the other great series that you recommended. I’d love to win your giveaway and try them out. Thanks for the opportunity.

    • I hope you find your next favorite series.

  18. I loved The Others series!!! And Darynda Jones and Ilona Andrews!!! Thanks for this list if recommendations! I am an audio addict as well!!

    • Always great to share the addiction. I hope I can help.

  19. “Audiobook Junkie” That’s me! I’ve been buying audio books since 2002 and I’ve gone through MANY genre’s but I have to admit paranormal romance and urban fantasy are my favorite. The Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews read by Renée Raudman is my Favorite but The Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones read by Lorelei King and The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne read by Luke Daniels. Great list! Listened to just about all.

    • Pride series by Shelly Laurenston narrated by Charlotte Kane is one series I haven’t tried yet!

    • Iron Druid is on my list to try soon. I’ve heard great things. Thanks.

  20. “Audiobook Junkie” That’s me! I’ve been buying audio books since 2002 and I’ve gone through MANY genre’s but I have to admit paranormal romance and urban fantasy are my favorite. The Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews read by Renée Raudman is my Favorite but The Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones read by Lorelei King and The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne read by Luke Daniels. Great list! Listened to just about all.

    • I haven’t done a lot of fantasy, but I don’t mind it. I’ll have to look it up. I’ve been wanting to expand into that genre more. Thanks.

  21. I would love the Charlie Davidson series. I’m currently listening to The Hollows audio series. Very good. Another series, not UF though, I’ve enjoyed has been The Women’s Murder Cub by James Patterson.

    • I’ve never listened to anything by James Patterson. I like a good mystery, so maybe I’ll need to check it out. Thanks.

  22. I have been addicted to audio books lately. I’ve already read a lot of the series you’ve listed here (though I didn’t listen to the audio books for all of them). Some other series I have to recommend on audio book are The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher narrated by James Marsters (aka Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.), the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger narrated by Emily Gray and the Georgina Kincaid series by Richelle Mead narrated by Elisabeth Rodgers. Also, the listed one of Karen Marie Moning’s series and Molly Harper’s series but there have more and they are all great books. The Fever Series by Karen Moning is my all time favorite.

    • Once I heard that Spike narrated The Dresden Files, that pushed that series back high up on my TBL (To be listened) list. I have no idea why that series fell off my radar. I read the first two books years ago and just stopped for some reason. My library has them, which is a bonus, because FREE. Thanks for the other suggestions too.

      • The second book of the Dresden files is probably my least favorite so I can understand why you might have stopped there. The series is really good though and you should definitely give it another try.

  23. I’m an audiobook junkie too, and can never pick just one favorite. There is always a list, but the Charley Davidson series is always on it!

    • I can’t get enough Charley Davidson on audio. Lorelei King does such a great job.

    • I’ve really only tried Charley Davidson, but then I’m not a huge fan of YA. I’ll listen to some. I’ve though about trying that series, because how could Jones and King go wrong. Maybe someday.

  24. Love charley davidson

  25. There’s hardly one of the series you listed I don’t love, but my absolute favourite book boyfriend is Reyes Alexander Farrow, so I’m going with Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones – and Lorelei King is fantabulous!!

    Though I must mention Phil Gigante. He could read the frickin phone book and I’d melt. JZB – need I say more?? I mean, come on, have you heard him?? *swoon*

    Great contest!! Cheers!

    • I read the Fever series before I got into audio, so I didn’t have Gigante for it (I may have to revisit). I did have him for the Highlander series though. You are right, that man could read the phone book with any of those Scottish accents and I would listen.

      • Oh yes, you should most definitely revisit. I loved him and his gorgeous Scottish accents in Highlander as well, but JZB is his pièce de résistance to be sure.

        Cheers! Trayce (@lemonamour)

  26. I love the Charley Davidson series!!!

    • It is a great series.

  27. OOoo you like so many of my favorites! Though I’ve read them not listened. I’ve been trying to decide which audio book I’d get with my credit and so gonna check out the IAD ones. I need the last book still so that’s perfect!
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    • Robert Petkoff has a sweet and sexy voice. He does a great job with women’s voices too. He would be in my top five. I hope you enjoy.

  28. Ilona Andrews’ audio series is totally my favorite too, and I also love Charley Davidson (although I never heard it on audio). I would probably pick something from the Immortals after Dark series in audio to try out. If you ever want to try a non paranormal series, the JD Robb In Death series by Susan Ericksen is totally outstanding. Thanks for the giveaway!

    • I hope you get a chance to try out Charley Davidson and IAD on audio. They are both wonderful. The narrators really add to the stories. I’ve never tried anything by Robb, but I’ve seen her listed several time. I’ll have to look her up. Thanks.

  29. Charley Davidson and her cohorts, which include family, friends, an angel, a skip tracer, and the son of Satan, all combine to make the world a safer place – at least in New Mexico. They are bound together by the heroine – a rather clever modification of the Grim Reaper – to vanquish demons and prevent the war of all wars between good and evil. The characters are so well developed that they feel incredibly real and will be with you forever. Listen to the most remarkable and vocally gifted Loreli King through the 6 adventurous books (until October 2014 when we get #7) and explore our world in a whole new light of ingenious imagination with heart pounding action complete with surprises and twists.

    • Don’t forget the 13 year old, dead gangbanger who has such a large role in book six. 🙂 I can’t wait for book seven.

  30. My all time favorite author is Darynda Jones. The Charley Davidson is my favorite series. I begged my sister to read it (by “read” I mean “listen to”) I even gave her my copies of the audiobook. She instead picked up Darynda’s other series “Darklight” and proceeded to fall in love. She gushed about it to one of her friends and come to find out Darynda lives in the same town as my sister and her friend happens to know Darynda personally. My sister went to a book signing and got to meet her. I was insanely jealous. Until my sister tricked me one time when we were visiting and set up a private lunch with her friend and Darynda Jones! It was the most embarrassing and greatest moment ever. I clammed up, sweated, stammered, nearly peed myself, cried a little, hyperventilated and went into complete fangirl mode. I sat in utter thrall throughout the whole lunch barely able to say anything for fear I would sound like a complete moron as soon as I opened my mouth. At the end I managed to finally tell her that she was truly amazing and that her Charley Davidson series knocked the Harry Potter series out of its number one spot on my greatest books ever written list. She was wonderful and I’ll cherish that meeting forever. Not many people can say that they got to meet and have lunch with their favorite author. I’m truly blessed. And I owe my sister pretty big!

    • What a great story. I would’ve fangirled too.

  31. Love Charlie Davidson, so much so I have the complete series. Another fave is the Night Huntress series, I think Tavia Gilbert is amazing! If I won I would totally want the Ilona Andrews series, I’ve never heard of it before. …though in my defence I did have my ears plugged. ;-D

    • I do love the Night Huntress series too. I hear that Gilbert is doing Frost’s new series “Beautiful Ashes”, too. You will love Kate, if you like Charley and Kat. Enjoy.

  32. I’m kicking myself right now because I’ve had Charley Davidson and Kate Daniels on my TBR for going on TWO YEARS! There’s just so many books to read! But I do own a couple of both series from audible too, so I will get to them soon. I’m trying to get current on some of my other audible series so before picking up any new ones – so maybe they will be 2015 goals!
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    • I know the feeling. I need to get Dresden File and Fever series onto my audio list apparently. I plan to start mixing them in between review and current series soon. I’m vowing now that I will have started at least one this year.

      • I read read the Dresden Files. Love that series! Can’t find the audiobook versions that aren’t ridiculously expensive. And the library doesn’t carry them either. =( same story with the night huntress series. Love them both though. I find that once I listen to a book, I can’t read read any other books in the series. And vice versa. My family finds that weird. LOL

        • It you fall in love with narrator, it is hard to go back to reading. It just isn’t the same. I’m with ya on that one.

  33. I agree with all of your choices especially Jeannine Frost Night Huntress series, Kresely Cole’s Immortal After Dark series, and the Darynda Jones Charlie Davidson series . Both authors and narrators are the best in the business and I love listening to them for hours. I would like to try the Highland Series Audiobooks again. I listened to the first book but haven’t bought the rest of the series.
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    • Thank you for posting the places to buy audiobooks! I’ve never heard of a lot of those. I have a membership to simplyaudiobooks.com but they don’t have a very big selection and they only order new stuff when there’s a demand for them. But I still have stuff in my queue so I haven’t cancelled my membership. The concept is appealing though. It’s a rental program with no limit on how many you get each month, just wish they had a better selection.

    • Thanks. I really felt that these all had great team of great authors with great narrators. It was hard to even narrow down to this. There are more that could be added.

  34. Brazilian fan over here! Love most of ur list and Charley DAvidson is my new favorite, her sense of humor is just perfect and Reys is not that bad either…lol!

    • I love that we have audio fans far and wide. Do listen mostly in English or Portuguese? I seems to me it would be hard to find audiobooks in other languages. I’ve heard people having a hard time finding the books printed in other languages, so I would think audio would be harder. Glad to have you.

    • I’m not familiar with that series or author, I’m going to have to look that one up. I’ve been catch laughing at my desk at work listening to Charley Davidson. I get some strange looks sometimes. 🙂 Thanks for the rec.

  35. there Are A Few Series Listed That I Haven’t Heard Of But Now Need To Check Out.

    • I hope you enjoy as much as I do.

  36. I really love the Charley Davidson audiobooks. I have them all. The voice actress is really fabulous and is very talented at bringing Charley to life for me. That’s exactly how the heroine sounds in my head.

    Some other great series on audiobook are Jeanine Frost’s The Night Huntress series, Molly Harper’s Nice Girl series and the Harry Potter series.

    • Lorelei King does a great job with Charley. She also does the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs.

      Some great recommendations. Thanks.

  37. I love the Charley Davidson series on audiobooks and would be really happy to get the Seventh Grave and no body; I have the previous ones; I’ve never tried on audiobook the Pride series by Shelly Laurenston but would also love to. Patricia Briggs and Ilona Andrews sound like they would be great…

    • The Mercy Thompson series has the same narrator as Charley Davison, but King changes the tone enough that you could go back and forth between the series and not get confused which she is reading. I hope you enjoy.

  38. Kate Daniels series is my choice (I already have the Charley Davidson series – they’re fantastic). Thanks for the giveaway.

    • I think you’ll like Kate Daniels.

  39. I love all the audios by Susan Mallory and Brenda Novak.

    • I haven’t tried anything by either of these. I’ll have to look them up. Thanks.

  40. Darynda Jones, Charley series! Love her books!

    • Charley and the gang are a lot of fun. Can’t wait for book seven in October.

  41. I absolutely love the Charley Davidson series (so much so that my dog is named Charley) by Darynda Jones…but I’ve read all the books so far and don’t think I want to change to audio at this point. I’m already too familiar with how the characters sound in my head.
    I’ve got the Kate Daniels books on my TBR list so maybe I’ll start with the Magic Bites??? Sounds good to me 🙂

    • If you like Charley, you’ll love Kate. She is just as kick ass. Curran is to die for too.

  42. Melanie! I knew we had TONS of great books in common, but I had no idea HOW many. There were only a few on your list that I haven’t tried (and that’s a BIG list), so you better believe that I’m adding ALL of them. Which is so not what I need right now, LOL. But hey, we can always hope that things will calm down, and we’ll have all the time in the world to read, right? I really hope we both make it to RT times next year. We’re like book-mates or something. Great post!
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    • Thanks and I know the feeling. Is it bad that I love that you are doing so many re-read reviews so that I don’t add to my TBR list? I’m going to try my hardest to make it to RT next year. I want to meet all my virtual book friends. I’ve met so many on Twitter and I want to meet in person. 🙂

  43. You listed most of my Romance favorites so let me go with my mystery favorites:

    Both cozy mystery series from Juliet Blackwell/narrated by XE Sands

    Chelsea Cain’s Gretchen Lowell/Archie Sheridan series Narrated By Carolyn McCormick

    Craig Johnson’s Walt Longmire series Narrated By George Guidall
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    • I haven’t listened to many mysteries and I don’t know why. I like a good romance suspense, and I like the mystery aspect of UF. I’ll have to look into some of these. Thanks for the recommendations Felicia.

    • I think you would really like them. I hope you get a chance to start soon.

  44. Charlie Davidson series by Darynda Jones is my choice. I love her and this series and I can’t wait for the next book to come out.

    • I know, October can’t get here soon enough.

  45. I’m not sure which I would want to win yet, but I can definitely recommend some. JD Robb (Nora Roberts) entire In Death series, Jeanie Frost’s Night Huntress series, Lisa Kleypas’ books, Dianne Duvall’s Immortal Guardians series and Reaper’s Touch by Eleri Stone.

    • I love Jeaniene Frost;s series. I’ll have to check out the others. Thanks for the recommendations.

  46. Downside Ghosts and The Night Huntress series are also 2 of my favorites. A couple more of my favorites are Sherrilyn Kenyon’s The League series and her Dark-Hunter Series, Elizabeth Hoyt’s Maiden Lane Series, and Larissa Ione’s Demonica/Lords of Deliverance series. I’m a big Anne Bishop fan and would love to try her Others series on audio.

    • I have the non-Others Anne Bishop books on my TBR list. I’ve never tried Kenyon’s. I need to get her on my list too. I love Terrible. I’ve missed him much. Thanks for the recommendations.

      • Bishop’s Black Jewels series is absolutely AWESOME! I’ve never tried it on audio though. And Kenyon’s The League series is a riveting trip more than worth the listen. I’ve been constantly on the lookout for any news on the expected release date for the next Downside Ghosts book. No luck so far 🙁

    • I’ll have to look that one one. I don’t know it, but the name sounds familiar. Thanks.

  47. I actually bought the first audio in the Kate Daniels series thanks to Hot Listen. While I have read all of Charley Davidson series, it is my plan to listen to them on audio as well! Thanks so much! I am currently enjoying the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. I just finished book two. The narrator is fantastic and are the hero and heroine.
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    • I think you’ll love Kate and Raudman does a wonderful job with the audio. I’ll have to look up your recommendation. I’ve not heard of it before. Thanks.

  48. I love, love, love audio books. I’ve “read” listened to all the Stephanie Plum and Diesel books and would like to hear more of Lorilie Kings work. The Charlie Davidson series pls.

    • I’ve thought about trying the Stephanie Plum series mostly because of King. I love her work.

  49. I haven tried an audio book yet so hopefully you’ll help me 😉

    • I hope I can help you find something good. Welcome to the audio club. 🙂

  50. Melanie, it appears you’ve been pulling your audiobooks off my bookshelves! I’ve listened to almost all of the books you mention here, and love them. And some of my favorite narrators, too. Good taste, you have! As do many of those commenting. Let me throw in one more: The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, read by Davina Porter. Once one starts listening, she’ll never be the same. Happy JIAM2014!

    • Thanks. I will have to look up The Outlander series. I’ve seen reviews of it going around and heard good things, but haven’t tried it yet. Thanks for the recommendation.

  51. I just found out my library has all the audiobooks for Charley Davidson Series!!! I’m going sometime in the next day or two to get a few 😀
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    • You won’t regret it. Jones and King are a great team.

  52. Love audio books would so love to win! I love the Charlie Davison books so would love to win one of the others and can’t wait for 7 to come out!

    • I can’t wait either. I could use more Reyes in my life. 🙂

  53. Love audio books would so love to win! I love the Charlie Davison books so would love to win one of the others and can’t wait for 7 to come out!

  54. I would love to win. I can not get enough of this series!

  55. I’ve heard so many great comments about Kate Daniels Series by Ilona Andrews. And I think that it’s the time for me to get to know it. Also, thank you for the giveaway~!

    • Now is as good of time as any. 🙂

  56. I live off audiobooks! Lol I’m vision impaired and a bookworm my poor MP3 I don’t know how it’s lasted! 😀 Asking me to recommend an audiobook oh I’ll end up fangirling and we’ll be here all night! Lol I’ll give my top 6 favourite series:
    1. Nalini Singhs Guild Hunter novels narrated by Justine Eyre and Nalini’s Psy/Changeling series narrated by Angela Dawe
    2.Darynda Jones Charley Davidson series narrated by Lorelei King
    3.Jeaniene Frosts Night Huntress series narrated by Tavia Gilbert
    4. Ilona Andrews Kate Daniels series narrated by Renee Raudman
    5. Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed series narrated by Hillary Huber
    6. Lynsay Sands Argeneau novels narrated by a few different narrators every few book in the series Justine Eyre was one and Kirby Heyborne

    Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂 if I was lucky enough to win I’d pick Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews it’s out in July Can’t wait to meet you know who! 🙂

    amieesnow@gmail(dot) com

    • I’ve read the Midnight Breed, but haven’t tried to listen yet, though I do have the audios already purchased. I’ve been looking at Lynsay Sands books, good know that most of the narration is good. I’ll have to give them a try. Thanks!

  57. I’ve heard fantastic things about Lorelei reading Darynda’s books but I haven’t heard about Renee! I still need to read that series but I own the first book in the series (err, both Ilona’s series!!! grrr). I’m going to be forever behind!!!

    Your TOTAL list is phenomenal!!! I’ve read almost all of those so if I win, I’d pick Anne Bishop’s book! That’s the one I really want 😉

    My recommendation? I’ve heard great things about Luke Daniels reading Atticus on Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid Chronicles series. There’s a few of us girlies who love us some Atticus!!! YOU would love him, I can tell. Felicia is a fan so if you run similiar… 🙂

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!!

    • I have added the Iron Druid series on my TBL list. I’m going to be forever behind after all the great suggestions I’ve gotten here. I hope you get a chance to start any of the Ilona Andrews series. They are all great and all read by Raudman. Enjoy.

    • After seeing all the recommendations for Dresden Files, it has been added to my TBL list. I’ve vowed to start this series by the end of the year. My library even has most of the books on CD, I believe. Thanks.

      • The audios later in the series are fabulous. James Marsters is such an excellent narrator. The ones in the beginning are weaker of course and could have used more editing but I still really enjoyed them. This is one of the few audios that made me switch from the print reading to the listening for a particular series!
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