FEED Your listening Pleasure Addiction ~ Enthralling Audio Books

Written By: Jackie Weger - Sep• 29•18

What books are you listening to these days?

In the not so distant past, if we wanted to listen to books while driving cross-country,  while sewing or doing dishes, we bought old radios shows on CDs. My family loved ’em. Now we have audibles. I’m telling you about a few favorite audible books that readers have shared they enjoyed immensely. Audible Membership on Amazon is $14.95 a month and comes with perks. But you may buy these audibles to own if you wish. Starting you off with an audible by a beloved author, Kathleen Brooks.

This is the first in the Bluegrass Brothers series.  Cade Davies is an ex-Army Ranger and the new head coach of the high school football team in Keeneston. He has yet to adjust to all of the changes in his life before he runs into the school’s fiery new guidance counselor and a new threat to the peaceful town of Keeneston. DEA Agent Annie Blake goes undercover to bust a major drug ring preying on high school athletes across the South.  Annie looks to make her career by solving the biggest case the DEA has open. But  unflappable Annie has a snag~coping with feelings for Cade Davies. 1014 Reviews On Amazon.

Charlotte police officer Jordan Monroe is used to being in control. On a business trip, he meets the one person who throws his life into a whirlwind: Jaynee. Jaynee has lived a tragic life and has sworn off  men ~ until a rugged southern man lands in her seating area, refusing to take no for an answer. Jordan sweeps Jaynee off her feet. Five years of happiness later, Jordan finds Jaynee on their back porch with a gunshot wound to the head. While Jaynee lies in a coma, Jordan goes back to their beginning to figure out what went wrong. 1004 Reviews on Amazon.

Mazie Reynolds has moxie from the top of her bruised face to the tip of her broken wrist. She married a man she adored and who adored her in return. But over 14 years, her happy marriage soured with each new beating. When her husband’s attentions shift to their 12-year-old daughter, Mazie knows that it’s time to get the hell out. She hatches a plan to escape. It’s game on to outwit the man she vowed to obey until death they do part.  589 Reviews on Amazon.

Twenty-four-year-old Phoebe Hawley is on a quest to find her family a home. On the road with two siblings, 12-year-old Maydean and five-year-old Willie-Boy, Phoebe is out of money, out of gas and out of patience. Now the only things she owns in abundance are Hawley backbone and Hawley pride – neither of which she can trade for food or gas. A collision with Gage Morgan puts Phoebe’s mission in even worse jeopardy~until Phoebe discovers Gage Morgan owns the perfect place for the Hawley clan. But! Gage Morgan has a bruised ego, a tight fist on his land and an iron fist on his heart, and is the unlikeliest man in the universe to  lend a hand. Phoebe wields all of the pride, backbone, and country smarts she owns to claim his home, plow his land, and pilfer his heart. Nothing works. With time running against her family, she plies one last inducement – her scarce feminine wiles. And those are not a sure thing.  390 Reviews on Amazon.

Just days after Josie is the last-minute bridesmaid at a massive Boston Brahmin wedding, the lovely bride dies on her honeymoon at an exclusive Arizona resort. The mother of the bride thinks Josie, with her… unique people skills, can find out what really happened. Josie discovers the dead bride may not have been the first dead girl. And to Josie’s horror, the killer has set his sights on her next. 129 Reviews on Amazon.

When she was a poor country girl in a hand-me-down dress, Rosamund saved the Duke of Swanhaven from the brink of despair, only to fall in love with him. Now a celebrated mannequin for an exclusive London dressmaker, her glamorous life is empty without the man to whom she gave her heart. Can a beastly duke and a beautiful mannequin ever find a fairy tale ending? 499 Reviews on Amazon.

Art teacher Daniel Benedetto has cystic fibrosis. At thirty-four, he’s already outlived his doctor’s “expiration date,” but that doesn’t stop him from giving all he can to his students. When he takes on Caitlin, his landlady’s daughter, as a private student, the budding teen painter watches in torment as other people, especially women, treat Daniel like a freak because of his condition. To Caitlin, Daniel is not a disease, not someone to pity or take care of but someone to care for, a friend, and her first real crush. Convinced one of those women is about to hurt him, Caitlin makes one very bad decision. 83 Reviews on Amazon.

That’s a wrap for your listening pleasure to Feed your Fiction addition this week.  While this blog is for our fans, I always like to remind authors the best way to gather organic reviews is to put this sweet gem of a plea at the end of your book:

Thank you for taking time to read [title]. If you enjoyed it, please consider telling your friends or posting a short review.  Word of mouth is an author’s best friend and much appreciated.  Thank you again, (author name).

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@JackieWeger 2018. Comments Welcome. Add to the discussion. Have you listened to a book recently that you adored. Tell us!

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8 Comments

  1. laurieboris says:

    I’m in very good company up there. Thank you, Jackie! I like audio books for indoor workouts…makes them go faster.

    • Jackie Weger says:

      You are funny, Laurie. My workouts consists of plucking ripe figs off my sweet fig tree. I’d harvest tomatoes, but rain and floods did them in. And I walk to the mail box. Done!

  2. Robyn M Ryan says:

    Alas, I have a stack of books on CD…but neither my computer or audio system in my car have CD drives. We always took books on tape/CD with us on trips (especially when our boys were in grade school). They were exposed *and enjoyed* some classics that aren’t taught any longer.

    Now, especially we enjoy the books that are “whisper synched” so you can listen at times or read… This summer, I’m listening to The Prince of Tides ~ an all-time favorite by Pat Conroy.

    I’ve tagged several of your selections for my TBL (?) list! Thanks ~ have a wonderful weekend.

    ~ Robyn

  3. Thanks for this great list, Jackie. I think positive recommendations from other readers/listeners are always a good way to go.

  4. I LOVE Audible books! Makes it easy to reach my reading goals, especially when they are Whispersync. I love hopping back and forth between reading, and then picking up the Audible book when I have to run errands. <3

  5. EM Kaplan says:

    Thanks for mentioning me among these other terrific authors. <3

    —Emily
    EM Kaplan, author of The Bride Wore Dead

  6. I love audio books while traveling. Thanks for the recommends!

  7. Donna Fasano (@DonnaFaz) says:

    Great audiobooks by some great authors!

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