I’m delighted to say that the audiobook of my third Shamwell Tale, Out! is now available. It’s narrated by the excellent Mark Steadman, who’s done a sterling job with several of my other books (Lovers Leap, Caught!, Played!) and is currently working on Pricks & Pragmatism for me.
And I have 2 Audible codes to give away! To be in with a chance of a win, just comment on this post (wherever you see it) with the name of your favourite audiobook narrator – these guys deserve a shout-out! I’ll make the draw on Monday 30th October. Good luck! 😀
When love wars with principle, which one will win?
Mark Nugent has spent his life in the closet—at least, the small portion of it he hasn’t spent in the office. Determined to make amends to his neglected teenage daughter from a failed marriage, Mark swears off work—and love—so he can give her a stable home environment. But Mark’s resolve to keep his heart under wraps is tested when he meets an out and proud young man he’s instantly drawn to.
Patrick Owen is a charity worker with strong principles. He doesn’t trust easily, but he’s blown away by his attraction for the older man who’s so new to his own sexuality. Yet Mark is adamant he’s not coming out to his daughter—and Patrick refuses to live a lie.
What with Mark’s old-fashioned attitudes and his flirtatious ex-colleague who’s determined to come between them, Patrick begins to wonder if they’ll ever be on the same page. And when Mark’s career as a tax advisor clashes with Patrick’s social conscience, sparks really start to fly—in all the wrong ways.
Now in audiobook, narrated by the talented Mark Steadman:
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Narrators make all the difference..i don’t think I can chose just one. I particularly like Gomez. Pugh, Julian G Simmons and Matthew Lloyd Davies.
Oh yes – a good narrator can really make an audiobook. And the converse is also true, alas! 🙂
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I have so many favorite narrators. It’s like choosing my favorite child or my favorite book–can’t be done. Here are some of my top picks in no particular order: Greg Tremblay, Stephen Fry, Tristan James, Julian G. Simmons, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Alan Cumming, Derrick McClain, and Iggy Toma.
Thanks for asking.
I would listen to anything narrated by Stephen Fry. His voice is so wonderfully reassuring – I have it on my satnav!
I know a lot of people think Kobna H-S’s narration of the Rivers of London series is superb, but somehow he’s just not Peter for me, I’m afraid.
Matthew Lloyd Davies and Joel Lesley to name but a couple that come to mind at the moment.
Thanks for sharing! 😀
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Agree with the earlier comment that a good audio reader can make or break my enjoyment of a book – even when I’ve read it before. Three of my favorites are Barbara Rosenblatt, Stephen Fry and Kobna Holbrook Smith. Very different styles but totally absorbing and perfectly suited to the books.
Michael Crouch and Jim Dale are my absolute favorites!
Good narration makes an excellent story something even more: a great performance. I have several favorites, Mark Steadman of course for “Caught!”; Jeff Woodman, the voice of Lord John Grey in Diana Gabaldon’s spin off series; Amanda Ronconi in Molly Harper’s Half Moon Hollow series; Michael Lesley who voices not only all the men but Paul’s entire zany family (including the parrot!) in TJ Klunes’ “The Queen and the Homo Jock Queen”; and the incredibly sexy deep bass voice of Jim Frangione who narrates JR Ward’s original Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Thank you to all the incredibly talented performers and the authors who select them (when they have the chance).
Mark Steadman has done such a great job on a few books I’ve read, included one of the Shamwells. I’m glad he was able to keep going. As for some others, what Nicholas Boulton does with his performances is nothing short of amazing. When he did Glitterland, I could swear it was more than one person. KC Kelly narrated a few favorites of mine, like Brute and Ethan, Who Loves Carter so beautifully. A new favorite is Michael Ferraiuolo who’s done most of the Five Boroughs series, and I’m listening to him narrate another right now. So many great narrators, so many wonderful books. I know audiobooks aren’t for everyone, but I love them and appreciate the magic of the right author/narrator combo. Thank you for sharing with us!
I don’t have many audio books yet but I really like Gomez Pugh and Chris Patton.
I just got an Amazon Fire tablet so I’ll probably be getting more into audio pretty soon. 🙂