It’s audiobook release day for Just Different Devils by Jinx Schwartz, narrated by Stevie Puckett. Jinx Schwartz is a talented comedic writer who has created a fantastic duo in high school friends Hetta and Jan, now in their forties, who sail the ocean on fun adventures resulting in crazy antics. The book is another in the very funny Hetta Coffey Mystery Series. Hear the retail sample below and find it on Audible*, Amazon, and iTunes. If you are not an Audible listener yet, you also can get the book with a free trial by clicking here.
June is audiobook month! This is a great time to try out an audiobook if you haven’t already. Of course, many of you have as the Audio Publisher’s Association annual report highlighted another year of amazing growth in audiobook sales for 2016, up another 33%.
You may find audiobooks featured in your local library this month and there are lots of activities online, of course. There is an audiobook blog tour going on throughout June. By visiting the links to the blogs featured in the blog tour, you’re sure to find some great listens!
Audiobook narrators are being featured a lot this month too. Warren Adler is doing a narrator feature for audiobook month and I was lucky enough to get interviewed there as the narrator of two books in his Fiona Fitzgerald Mystery Series. As luck would have it, this is also the month I was featured in Pamela Morsi’s newsletter for the release of her new audiobook, Wild Oats.
As for myself, boy do I love audiobooks! I have almost 300 audiobooks in my collection and I’ve been listening for years before I started narrating. I savor the times of the day when I get to listen, like when I’m doing laundry or cleaning or exercising or driving.
The number of awesome audiobooks out there to enjoy can be overwhelming for sure. Especially when you may be learning to listen from your phone at the same time. Let me tell you an easy way to get started. The good news is you can try Audible and get two free audiobooks*. Then download the Audible App to easily listen on your phone, tablet, or computer.
Maybe you will like one of my top five recommendations below and maybe one that I narrated?
I’m so pleased to announce that the audiobook Wild Oats by Pamela Morsi has launched! It went live on Audible*, Amazon, and iTunes (search by title) around June 1 and almost 30 copies have sold to date. It’s off to a good start!
This project was such a fun one for me. I appreciate Pamela’s writing and story weaving. Plus I get to use my own dialect for a change! The characters are down to earth yet interesting. This story drew me in quickly. I’m not usually a historical romance fan necessarily but this one caught my attention because the setting is my old stomping grounds, Oklahoma, just before statehood.
The background story Pam talked about in her launch day newsletter added a whole other layer of interest too. I always love to hear about an author’s story inspiration. Turns out that for Wild Oats she was trying to break the romance genre by creating a story with the anti-romance-book-hero as the hero. LOL! That plan makes for some not-so-suave moments that are endearing and funny.
Listen in and be sure to pick it up soon if you like it. Enjoy!