I’ve been devouring urban fantasy and when the first in the Witch Blood Chronicles came out on audio, I couldn’t resist. Binding Magick by Debbie Cassidy delivered an interesting start to the series with snark and a good-willed protagonist who lacks magic but finds herself in a bargain with a djinn.
I’ve only listened to a novella by Molly Harper, and blogging friends have encouraged me to try more, so when How to Date Your Dragon, the first in the Mystic Bayou series became available I knew it was time. I am so glad that I did. I loved the town of Mystic Bayou, and it’s inhabitants. Harper quickly pulled me in, as did the stellar narration.
Stud Finder by Lauren Blakely, a 1001 Dark Nights novella was the perfect RomCom listen. Narrated by Jesse Metcalfe and Grace Grant I laughed at this quirky, sexy and thoroughly entertaining listen.
Please welcome Sophia Rose to Caffeinated as she takes us to the western frontier. Today she shared her thoughts on the audio version of Where the Long Grass Blows by Louis L’amour. Saddle up and enjoy!
A brilliant suspense thriller, The Chalk Man, written by C.J. Tudor and narrated by Euan Morton was both thriller and mystery. The Chalk Man is Tudor’s debut novel, and I get chills just thinking about her next book. The story that unfolded had a beautiful, addictive flow that allowed the listeners to step into the story and lose themselves.
After my disappointment with Practical Magic (yes the movie ruined the book) I was a little nervous going into The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman but here I found the magic I was hoping for. Narrated by Marin Ireland I fell in love with the Owens family.
I thoroughly enjoyed the twisted Mara Dyer trilogy written by Michelle Hodkin narrated by Christy Romano and couldn’t wait or The Becoming of Noah Shaw. The story that unfolded upends the listener as the story picks up after the ending of the Mara Dyer series. While it is well written with twists and a killer ending, the change of narrators threw me.
Ain’t Love a Witch? by Dakota Cassidy, is the sixth book in the Witchless in Seattle series narrated by Hollie Jackson. In this installment, the story is told from Crispin Alistair Winterbottom’s point of view, and I loved it. An unexpected package livens things up at this most unusual household. Reveals and continued teasing concerning the romantic thread kept me listening.
I loved NOS42A which was my first Joe Hill book, so I was excited at the chance to review Strange Weather a collection of four short stories on audiobook. With a stellar cast of narrators, I quickly became caught up in these haunting and disturbing tales.
Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King was one of my most anticipated fall audio listens, and I am shocked and sad to say, I was not impressed. To be fair, I went into this cold, as I do all of King’s books and didn’t read the synopsis. It is indeed a world where men have to learn to deal without women. If this weren’t King, I probably would have DNFed this around the 50% mark.