Best Audiobooks of 2014 Blog Hop Giveway

January 24th, 2015 kimbacaffeinate Giveaway 48 Comments

24th Jan

Audiobooks are my new obsession so I jumped at the chance to share a few favorites and give you the chance to listen to an audiobook. I’ve joined the Best Audiobooks of 2014 hop hosted by The Book Nympho, Geeky  Blogger and Hot Listens. Enjoy checking out my favorites and then enter to win an audiobook from

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I previously shared my top ten audio listens for 2014 and you can check those out here, Caffeinated’s Top Ten 2014 Audiobook Listens. Today I am sharing the series that opened the door to my audio addiction. The Others series by Anne Bishop, narrated by Alexandra Harris. This world and characters are among my favorite.

Written in Red
Written in Red
by Anne Bishop
Narrator: Alexandra Harris
Length:18 hrs and 32 mins
Series: The Others #1
Publisher: Penguin
on March 5, 2013
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Purchase: Amazon|Audible

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No one creates realms like New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop. Now in a thrilling new fantasy series, enter a world inhabited by the Others, unearthly entities—vampires and shape-shifters among them—who rule the Earth and whose prey are humans. As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut—a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg’s Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard—a business district operated by the Others. Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job. First, he senses she’s keeping a secret, and second, she doesn’t smell like human prey. Yet a stronger instinct propels him to give Meg the job. And when he learns the truth about Meg and that she’s wanted by the government, he’ll have to decide if she’s worth the fight between humans and the Others that will surely follow.

Brilliant and refreshing with outstanding world-building I credit this audio with igniting my passion for audiobooks 🙂

Murder of CrowsMurder of Crows
by Anne Bishop
Narrator: Alexandra Harris
Length:14 hrs and 13 mins
Series: The Others #2
Publisher: Penguin
on March 4, 2014
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Purchase: Amazon|Audible

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After winning the trust of the terra indigene residing in the Lakeside Courtyard, Meg Corbyn has had trouble figuring out what it means to live among them. As a human, Meg should be barely tolerated prey, but her abilities as a cassandra sangue make her something more. The appearance of two addictive drugs has sparked violence between the humans and the Others, resulting in the murder of both species in nearby cities. So when Meg has a dream about blood and black feathers in the snow, Simon Wolfgard – Lakeside’s shape-shifting leader – wonders if their blood prophet dreamed of a past attack or a future threat. As the urge to speak prophecies strikes Meg more frequently, trouble finds its way inside the Courtyard. Now, the Others and the handful of humans residing there must work together to stop the man bent on reclaiming their blood prophet – and stop the danger that threatens to destroy them all.

I am in love with this series and the narrator brilliantly brings the world and characters to life highlighting the talents of Bishop.

Coming in March

Vision In SilverVision in Silver
by Anne Bishop
Series: The Others #3
Also in this series: Written in Red, Murder of Crows
Publisher: Penguin
on March 3, 2015
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Purchase: Amazon|Audible

The Others freed the cassandra sangue to protect the blood prophets from exploitation, not realizing their actions would have dire consequences. Now the fragile seers are in greater danger than ever before—both from their own weaknesses and from those who seek to control their divinations for wicked purposes. In desperate need of answers, Simon Wolfgard, a shape-shifter leader among the Others, has no choice but to enlist blood prophet Meg Corbyn’s help, regardless of the risks she faces by aiding him. Meg is still deep in the throes of her addiction to the euphoria she feels when she cuts and speaks prophecy. She knows each slice of her blade tempts death. But Others and humans alike need answers, and her visions may be Simon’s only hope of ending the conflict. For the shadows of war are deepening across the Atlantik, and the prejudice of a fanatic faction is threatening to bring the battle right to Meg and Simon’s doorstep…

I have already read Vision in Silver and have my audio copy pre-ordered. This is a series I own in all three formats- Hardcover, eBook and Audio. What I really pine for are signed copies. *shrugs* Yeah, I am a total fan girl for this series.


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48 Responses to “Best Audiobooks of 2014 Blog Hop Giveway”

  1. Michelle

    I’ve never been overly fond of audiobooks, but I just started listening to them again in earnest this past week and I can’t believe I haven’t been doing this sooner! The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann was fantastic, as well Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen. I’m listening to The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey
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  2. Yvonne

    Thanks for the giveaway. I love audiobooks, especially in digital format… swapping out discs or discs skipping because they’re scratched.

  3. La La in the Library

    I really want to start loving audio books. I have ten or twelve now, but I just need to get started. I have Brown Girl Dreaming to review during Black History Month, so maybe that will break me in. From listening to the samples I think The Thirteenth Tale is going to be my favorite one bcause the narrators have British accents. Thanks for hosting the hop giveaway and for the extra giveaway. Stellar!
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  4. Diamond

    I only very recently got into audiobooks, as of last year. There were a few reasons I didn’t (used) to like them, one of them being thatI found it so slow and that it was much quicker to read. BUT when I figured out you can speed up the narrator I really thought I’d try it, especially since with working so much I don’t have as much time to read, but the commute there and back can be some good and productive ..not to mention fun time spent listening!
    My favorite audiobook of last year was Doll Bones by Holly Black. I just loved it. I haven’t listened to too many audiobooks, but the few that I have ..this one definitely stood out. Thanks for the rec’s kim and the giveaway 😀
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  5. BookaholicCat

    I love The Others serie too. I don’t like the narrator though. She makes Simon sound like Scooby Doo. 🙁
    If I have to pick only one audiobook I would pick The Stormlight Archive series by Brandon Sanderson… ok there are two books, but it’s impossible to choose just one from them.
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  6. Melanie Simmons

    I’m a huge audiobook junkie. There are so many great books to recommend. One I would recommend to anyone who is a fan of The Princess Bride, As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales of the Making of The Princess Bride written and narrated by Cary Elwes (Westley). I really enjoyed that book. Made me appreciate the movie even more.
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  7. Jan

    I’ve read these in book form and love them. The Audible edition sounds good, too. I love that there are so many great narrators which help bring the books alive.

    (BTW, I’m still having problems with my comments showing up after I submit them. I’m never sure if they do actually show up! Do you have any idea why this has been happening for the last month or so?)
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  8. Linda Townsend

    I love audiobooks! I discovered them about 2 years ago and have been hooked since. My fav audiobooks this year include The World of Fae series by Terry Fae (great for young and old – just a fun listen through and through), The Gods’ Trilogy by Debra Holland (an epic adventure set in a fantasy world with great characters), the Red Stone Security series by Katie Reus (awesome romantic suspense listens) and Talon by Julie Kagawa (DRAGONS!) Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Shamara

    I’m currently reading my first ever audiobook – Bossypants by Tina Fey and am really enjoying it so I would love to try more books in this format

  10. LilyElement

    I’ve really been enjoying the Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep oh and the Kate Daniels series by Illona Andrews. Loved those audiobooks!

  11. Heidi

    Yep totally agree Ann Bishop is on my list. I have an ebook arc of Visions in Silver but I’m waiting for the audio, I listened to the others and it wouldn’t be the same to read the third.
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  12. Lisa

    You’re the 4th person I’ve seen in this blog hop to mention Anne Bishop’s Books as their favorite audio listens, so I’m going to have to listen to listen to her books for sure now!!
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  13. Lupdilup

    I love the Other series too Kimba! If I could have posted more than five It would have been there too. I did manage to squeeze a I’m so happy you have become an audiobook junkie because know I will get recommendations of books that I wouldn’t pick on my own…I’m falling in love with mysteries 🙂
    I have to pick just one,…It would be Magic Breaks!
    Thank you for participating Kimba!
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  14. Bonnie Hilligoss

    I have never listened to one at home. I tried to listen in the car and found it distracting.

  15. Lorna

    I only recently got started really listening to books. So far I am loving The Mageri Series by Dannika Dark, The Seven Years Series by Dannika Dark and Caged by Amber Lynn Natusch. Right now I am listening to First Drop of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost.

  16. Anne

    You listed two of my favorites and I also pre-ordered Vision in Silver in audio. This are on the top of my list for both the story and the narrator.

  17. Lisa Vazquezanzua

    I do like audiobooks but I haven’t had the chance to listen to any yet.

  18. Krista

    I like listening to my favorite books on audio. I’m not a huge fan of listening to new stuff that I haven’t read before.

    I like anything narrated by Lorelei King!

  19. Stormi

    I love audios, I really got into audios in the middle of last year. I enjoyed the Accidental series by Dakota Cassidy they were funny. I also loved Branded by Laura Wright that one was my first romance by a male narrator…loved it! 🙂
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  20. BookLady

    Audiobooks are a new format for me. I would love to win one in the paranormal romance or urban fantasy genre. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  21. Tanya Guthrie

    I just started listening to audio books in the last couple months. I really liked Remy by Katy Evans and Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire. Thanks for the chance, and for the great looking recommendations!

  22. Ann S

    I love audiobooks, my mp3 player is half music half audiobooks. My current favorites are the Night Huntress series. Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. Janie McGaugh

    I love audio books! I don’t know that I have a specific favorite book. Some of my favorite series are Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series, Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series, Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series, Darynda Jones’ Charley Davidson series, and Kresley Cole’s Immortals after Dark series.

  24. Megan Riverina Romantics

    I love audiobooks! They’re basically all I read now. You gotta be kidding me about the picking a favorite one thing though. You know picking a favorite book is impossible! I’ve read some great ones though. Or course there’s the Outlander books. Davina Porter is amazing. I’m so glad I got the books on audio because I know I wouldn’t have read them with my eyes LOL.
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