The Best Man Audiobook
By: Kristen Higgins
Narrtated by: Amy Rubinite
Published by Tantor Audio 02/2013
Blue Heron Series #1
12 hrs and 15 min
Amy Rubinate is another narrator I haven’t heard before, but I quite liked her. I do think she did a better job in the second half of the story, but maybe that is influenced by my liking the later half better. When a character’s voice is supposed to hold a note of humor or derision, she handles it nicely.
In the first half of this book, I thought the heroine was a bit too hung up on what the hero did in the past. I kept thinking, “Geez, lady. Give the guy a big hug and a thank you instead of such a hard time.” But then, when a little more of their history is revealed…ah!
Nevertheless, this story actually got pretty funny in the second half of the book, so much so I had to kick up the rating a notch. I laughed out loud several times and was reminded of how this author can bring it home.
Kristan Higgins is a New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestselling American author of contemporary romance and women’s fiction. She is a three-time winner of Romance Writers of America’s RITA Award and a five-time nominee for the Kirkus Prize for Best Work of Fiction. Wikipedia
Amy Rubinate has narrated over 140 audiobooks and has won multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her books have been selected for Booklist’s Top 10 Historical Fiction and Booklist Editor’s Choice Media 2012. She has a degree in oral interpretation of literature and has won state and national awards for poetry reading. A voice actor and singer for over a decade, Amy has narrated many interactive children’s books and provided character voices for toys and video games. Her one-woman cabaret shows have been performed in New York and San Francisco. Amy’s work has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle and reviewed in the New York Times.