Ep #231


This week host Danielle shares her love for romance audio books with RomBkPod producer, Sarah Johnson, a recent convert to the format


> DANIELLE (she/her) is the voice behind LoveReadListen.com where she writes about her adventures in reading romance, YA, and audiobooks. Danie has a passion for promoting Black Romance and can’t wait to share her favorites with you. When she’s not reading, Danie enjoys anime, cartoons, and hip-hop. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @DanieReads


> SARAH JOHNSON (she/her) is a life-long reader with a passion for historical fiction and non-fiction. After having her first child, Sarah turned her attention to historical romance and has nearly completed her collection of Beverly Jenkins historicals. Sarah is the producer of RomBkPod, and you can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @LustFoundReads


NOTE: These notes include affiliate links to Bookshop.org and Amazon.com to support the RBP transcript project

NOTE: This episode was recorded in mid-April during the coronavirus pandemic of 2020-21 

NOTE: We have not provided content warnings this week, but if you would like content warnings for a book, please send us a message via Twitter or Instagram @RomBkPod or via email at RomBkPod@gmail.com

> “FREE 99”

> Library: Overdrive, Cloud Drive, Hoopla

> Audible/Amazon

Link: https://www.audible.com/

> Kobo

Link: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/audiobooks

> Chirp Books

Link: https://www.chirpbooks.com/

> Indie author Christina C. Jones

Link: https://beingmrsjones.com/audiobooks/

Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnwnV94bJHXtb9bbHACrnxw


>  Title: Should’ve Been 

Author: Alexandria House

Narrator(s): Wesleigh Siobhan & Emmanuel Ingram

Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Shouldve-Been-Audiobook/B087W9XBT6

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49506935-should-ve-been

> Narrators we love: Emmanuel Ingram

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/20806536.Emmanuel_Ingram

> Narrators we love: Wesleigh Siobhan

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19389992.Wesleigh_Siobhan

> Title: Held in Contempt

Author: Eva Sherie

Narrator(s): Emmanuel Ingram & Wesleigh Siobhan

Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Held-in-Contempt-Audiobook/B08TPCHV3Z

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55273145-held-in-contempt

> Title: His Side, Her Side, & the Truth About Falling in Love

Author: Christina C Jones

Narrator(s): Wesleigh Siobhan & Emmanuel Ingram

Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/His-Side-Her-Side-and-the-Truth-About-Falling-in-Love-Audiobook/B08FF1MG25

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55657953-the-truth

> Title: Wonder

Author: Christina C Jones

Narrator(s): Sean Crisden & Wesleigh Siobhan

Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Wonder-Audiobook/1630153753

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54545355-wonder

> Narrators we love: Sean Crisden

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4531094.Sean_Crisden

> Not sure about audio books? Danie’s advice: first listen to a book you’ve already read

> Title: Thirsty (Eastside Brewery #1)

Author: Mia Hopkins

Narrator(s): Ozzie Rodriguez

Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Thirsty-Audiobook/B079STB9Y2

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37909039-thirsty

> Narrators we love: Ozzie Rodriguez 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2917982.Ozzie_Rodriguez

> Title: Trashed (Eastside Brewery #2)

Author: Mia Hopkins

Narrator(s): Gomez Pugh

Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Trashed-Audiobook/B07SY9M333

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55457355-trashed

> Narrators we love: Gomez Pugh

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8435087.Gomez_Pugh

> Third Person or First Person or All of the Above?

> Scribd

Link: https://www.scribd.com/

> Libro.fm 

Link: https://libro.fm/

> Thien-Kim Lam, the founder of Bawdy Bookworms, has her own book due out May 18th, and yes it will be available in audio

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56626397-happy-endings

> Libro.fm & Avon Kiss Club

Link: https://libro.fm/kissclub

> Title: Getting Schooled (Wright Brothers #1)

Author: Christina C. Jones

Narrator(s): Sean Crisden & Adenrele Ojo

Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Getting-Schooled-Audiobook/1977338860

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46029631-getting-schooled

> Title: Sun of a Beach

Author(s): Mia Sosa

Narrator: Valentina Ortiz & Sean Crisden

Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Sun-of-a-Beach-Audiobook/B091DZBK3Y

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57600499-sun-of-a-beach

> Do you re-read your favorite audio books?

> Title: Xeni: A Marriage of Inconvenience (Loose Ends #2)

Author: Rebekah Weatherspoon

Narrator(s): Antony Ferguson

Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Xeni-A-Marriage-of-Inconvenience-Audiobook/1494548666

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54246525-xeni

> Narrators we love: Antony Ferguson

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4421655.Antony_Ferguson

> Title: Get a Life, Chloe Brown (Brown Sisters #1)

Author: Talia Hibbert

Narrator(s): Adjoa Andoh

Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Get-a-Life-Chloe-Brown-Audiobook/0062941240

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43118158-get-a-life-chloe-brown

> Title: Take a Hint, Dani Brown & Act Your Age, Eve Brown (Brown Sisters #2 & #3)

Author: Talia Hibbert

Narrator: Ione Butler

Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Take-a-Hint-Dani-Brown-A-Novel-Audiobook/0062941267

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51793322-take-a-hint-dani-brown

Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Act-Your-Age-Eve-Brown-Audiobook/0062941291

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55527575-act-your-age-eve-brown

> Narrators we love: Ione Butler

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15931324.Ione_Butler

> Narrators we love: Cornell Collins 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15056671.Cornell_Collins

> Title: #Blessed by Malaki (To Marry a Madden #1)

Author: Sherelle Green

Narrator: Jakobi Diem and Mari

Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Blessed-by-Malakai-Audiobook/1541406354

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52395324-blessed-by-malakai

> Narrators we love: Jakobi Diem

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16066006.Jakobi_Diem

> Narrators we love: Leon Nixon

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18402846.Leon_Nixon

> Narrators we love: Carmen Vine

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15643050.Carmen_Vine

> Narrators we love: Natalie Naudus

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18069644.Natalie_Naudus

> Narrators we love: Joe Jameson

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6582079.Joe_Jameson

> Books we’d like to read on audio:

>> A Natural Transition by Nicole Falls narrated by Emmanuel Ingrahm

>> The Wolves of West Texas by Chencia C. Higgins narrated by Jakobi Diem

>> Anything by D. Rose

>> The Holiday Shorts by Necole Ryse narrated by Janina Edwards

> Narrators we love: Janina Edwards

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7289221.Janina_Edwards

> Title: Leslie’s Curl and Dye (Potter Lake #1)

Author: D.L. White

Narrator: Sharell Palmer

Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Leslies-Curl-Dye-Audiobook/B07HY1H3VK

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55778772-leslie-s-curl-dye

> Narrators we love: Sharell Palmer

Audible: https://www.audible.com/search?searchNarrator=Sharell+Palmer

> If you find a narrator you love, listen to their other books and discover new authors!

> What are your favorite romance audio books? Do you have a favorite romance narrator? Tag us @RomBkPod or share with us in the comments

Happy Reading!


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