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My Favorite July Book…

Hi Everyone,

During the month of July, I read mysteries and various fiction titles. However, my favorite book was not quite a book. It was an audiobook! I still prefer reading books, but I am trying to incorporate more audiobooks into my reading life.

And the winning title is:

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Teddy Bear Town Bundle

By: Stacy Juba. Narrated By: Bill Russell. Format: Audiobook. Read: October 2013.

The Flag Keeper is the first book in this set. Elizabeth is excited to help her Dad with his daily flag duties and she wants to learn all about flag etiquette. The second book is Victoria Rose and the Big Bad Noise. Young Victoria is scared and confused by all the noisy appliances around the house. Lastly, is Sticker Shoes a cute story about Jenny accidentally creating a cool new style of shoes!

This bundle pack is a delightful set of three Children’s Books. The Flag Keeper is an excellent story that will teach children how to properly handle the American flag. At the end there are facts and discussion questions to go over with kids. This is a wonderful story for both parents and teachers. The next two books are cute and would make nice naptime stories. The narrator for this bundle set is fabulous and changes his tone with each character. A superb book for both children and adults.

This is an adorable set of Children’s books. I absolutely loved the books and the narration was perfect. I found myself laughing and smiling a lot while listening to these books. I think children, parents and teachers will enjoy this set. I think children of all ages will enjoy this audiobook bundle.

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

Notes:
The author provided a copy of this book for me to review. To learn more about this author and her work, please visit her website.

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Countermeasure

Countermeasure Series #1. By: Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey. Format: Audiobook. Read: March 2013.

Trevor Bauer, an NSA analyst, is still haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his parents, nearly four years ago. However one case of corporate espionage at a pharmaceutical company, will change Trevor’s life. Through a stroke of luck, Trevor finds himself in the middle of Cassandra James’s path. Cassandra James, an ex-CIA operative, has just been taken off her very first case at her father’s company. But that isn’t about to stop Cassandra, so she teams up with Trevor and the two of them must overcome their pasts in order to catch the culprit.

Countermeasure is jam-packed with intrigue and suspense, mixed with steamy chemistry. Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey have given geeks everywhere an exciting romance to read. Cassandra is a strong, determined woman, while Trevor is an extremely hot computer genius. The technical jargon that is mixed in throughout the book is evenly balanced between the witty banter of the two main characters. The story and characters are wonderful, whereas the narrator was decent. The narrator tended to mix Irish dialect with American dialect during the narration and then interchanged some of the tones for the individual characters. However, it was still easy to follow along and the narrator improved as the book progressed. Mature fans of romantic suspense need to mark this book as a must-read.

This was the first audiobook that I have reviewed for this blog and I was quite happy with the overall experience. The application was easy to use and downloaded quickly. The narrator demonstrated an excellent Irish dialect and read at an even pace. I did wish he paused for just a beat longer to signify the changes in points-of-view, but overall it was setup nicely. This book was excellent and I cannot wait to read the next in the series.

So tell me, are you a fan of audiobooks? They do seem to provide a nice convenience for those with busy schedules, but I can see where others wouldn’t be able to focus as much on the book. Do prefer male or female narrators, or do you prefer to ‘hear’ your own voice?

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

Note:
The author provided a copy of this book for me to review. To learn more about the authors and this series, please visit their website.

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