Guest Post: The Unhoneymooners Audiobook by Christina Lauren (REVIEW)

Posted by on May 22, 2019 in Reviews | 18 comments

Review of: The Unhoneymooners Audiobook
Audiobook:
Christina Lauren

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On May 22, 2019
Last modified:May 18, 2019

Summary:

The Unhoneymooners Audiobook

By: Christina Lauren

Narrated by: Cynthia Farrell, Deacon Lee

Published by: Simon & Schuster Audio 5/14/19

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren read by Cynthia Farrell and Deacon Lee

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9 hrs and 7 mins

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The Unhoneymooners Audiobook Sample

The Unhoneymooners Audiobook

4 Hearts

I love good enemies to lovers romance and the writing team of Christina Lauren delivered with The Unhoneymooners. Ethan and Olive have hated each other since they first met on a fun day out with their siblings, Amelia (Olive’s twin sister) and Dean (Ethan’s younger brother).

Olive feels like she has nothing but bad luck verse her sister, Amelia (Ami) who wins almost every contest she enters. Which we see when the story opens with Ami and Dean getting married. Ami entered contests and won almost everything for her wedding, including a 10-day honeymoon package to Hawaii. But after everyone getting sick at the wedding from food poisoning with the exception of Olive and Ethan, Ami begs Olive to take the honeymoon trip so it doesn’t go to waste.

Watching Ethan and Olive on their non-honeymoon is fun. They have chemistry and fun banter. The banter is their thing since they are convinced that the other one hates them. After getting to know each other a little and making the most of the trip they become friends. Then a few truths come out that has both rethinking the last couple of years.

The Unhoneymooners is a funny, sexy trip to a HEA between Olive and Ethan and Christina Lauren fans will have a great escape with this new release.

The Unhoneymooners Audiobook Narration

3 Hearts

Cynthia Farrell is a new to me narrator. It took me a while to fall into her interpretation of Ethan. I thought she was trying to make him sound like a airhead surfer dude when he wasn’t, but I figured it that was how she does a guy’s voice. I’m glad I got into Farrell’s voices for Olive and Ethan after a few chapters. I enjoyed listening to this enemies to lovers romance.

Deacon Lee only narrates the prologue which is from Ethan’s POV. Lee has a pleasant voice and handles Ethan’s POV well.

Jennifer: The Book Nympho

Some of you may know her as The Book Nympho. She blogged for about 5 years on her own blog, but after experiencing writing burn out due to finishing up her BA in English, she took a year off from writing reviews.

Things about Jennifer that are not reading related, she’s learning to crochet. She’s been married 16 years, and she has a 12-year-old son. Once a dog person, she now find herself very much a cat person.

She loves rejecting reality one book at a time, and she’s happy to be back in the blog world through the team of That’s What I’m Talking About.

Jennifer reads all things romance and urban fantasy, and over the last two years, she’s branched out to some young adult. She reviews both audiobooks and traditional/ebooks.

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Author: Christina Lauren

Author: Christina Lauren

Author: Christina Lauren

Yes, there are two of us! Lauren (on the left) and Christina (on the right).

Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners and best friends Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The #1 international bestselling coauthor duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction, and together has produced fourteen New York Times bestselling novels. They are published in over 30 languages, have received multiple starred reviews, won both the Seal of Excellence and Book of the Year from RT Magazine, been inducted into the Library Reads Hall of Fame, named Amazon and Audible Romance of the Year, a Lambda Literary Award finalist and been nominated for several Goodreads Choice Awards. They have been featured in publications such as ForbesThe Atlantic, The Washington PostTimeEntertainment Weekly, People, O Magazine and more. Their third YA novel, Autoboyography was released in 2017 to critical acclaim, followed by  RoomiesLove and Other WordsJosh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating, and the Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus and Library Journal starred The Unhoneymooners, out May 2019.

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Narrator: Cynthia Farrell

Narrator: Cynthia Farrell

Narrator: Cynthia Farrell

Cynthia has recorded over 150 titles. Her voice range spans between teens, 20s – 30s and middle age, and her accents most known for are American English, British English, Australian/ South African English, American South, French, Italian, New York, South American, Spanish. Most often you will discover Cynthia portraying a strong female lead character in suspense thrillers, but her talent flows into all genres. As a longtime musical theater singer and recording artist, Cynthia is an expert in precise diction, and has a clear and mellifluous tone, which brings warmth and clarity to her sound. She feels strongly that each phrase in a title has a musicality to it, which she feels so naturally with her musician’s ear. For this reason, you will just as easily experience Cynthia bringing a variety of rhythms to Romance, Fantasy, Science-Fiction, Young Adult, Motivational & general non-fiction, and Crime drama.

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Narrator: Deacon Lee

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I like to thanks Simon & Schuster Audio for providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

 

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Melanie Simmons
I’m Melanie and I live in Ohio. I have two horses and a dog. I’m an animal lover, avid book reader and audiobook listener. I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and listening to mostly fictional books in the paranormal genre, including Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror. My favorite paranormal creatures are shifters, doesn’t matter the flavor.

    18 Comments

  1. Hey Jennifer welcome back to the blogoshere and congrats on your degree that rocks.
    I’ve seen this novel reviewed around and everyone seems to really like it, too bad about the narrator though I hate when that happens.

    • Thanks Debbie! I like the freedom of part-time reviewing for others now. There’s no pressure to crank out countless reviews.

  2. oh yes I had a good time with this one, it was fun!

    • Melliane I’ve never regretted picking up a title by CL.

  3. Great to see you here, Jennifer! I love that it’s for a CL review as I will always thank you for introducing me to this writing team

    I thought this was so funny and when it turned to the more serious, it transitioned well. Completely agree with you about Farrell’s voice for Ethan. She helped create my wrong impression of him early on.

    Wonderful review
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    • HI Jonetta! Yes I love CL and I try to get others to love them too. Really enjoyed this one. I think I would have enjoyed reading as well. I choose audio this time so I could crochet while listening. LOL

  4. Oh no… not happy to hear about the narration. I listened to Josh and Hazel and the narrators did very poor male/ female versions. I hope I get through this audiobook alright. I have it on my phone ready to go.

    • The narration wasn’t bad. I have a short list of favorite narrators so I can judge a little too hard sometimes. LOL Enjoy!!

  5. This really was a fun read, all theirs really are. So happy to see you again!

    • Hi!! Yes the CL team is always a fun read/listen.

  6. Hi! Great to see you on here Jennifer. I really enjoyed this one too. I’ve loved all but one of the books they’ve written.

  7. I am curious about this one, not ever read the author but this one sounds fun. I have a hard time with romances that are to long and that was one thing I heard about this one so I am hesitant, but I might try it if I can grab it from the library. 🙂

  8. Nice review. I just couldn’t get past the annoying bickering to get to the fun part… Maybe in the future I’ll finish it. thanks!

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