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Fall in Love with Audiobooks

By Sarah Barning

Here in New England, fall is beautiful; the leaves start turning, the air is crisp and there is always a lingering smell of cinnamon and spices. After a day of mulling cider on the stove, I love to curl up with a good book or listen to an audiobook in the background.

Fall DayWith Halloween approaching, I am trying to get my hands on everything vampire! The Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris is one of my favorites. They have everything from vampires to werewolves, shape shifters and fairies. I love holding the much treasured books in my hand. I get so excited to flip onto the next page to see which supernatural creature is waiting for me and what the next big scandal will be in Bon Temps, Louisiana. As some of my top books, I was delighted to find out they were already on audio. Narrator Johanna Parker confirms everything that I imagine when reading the series. Her southern drawl for Sookie and her emotions really bring my visions to full force. Listening to the audiobook brings my imagination to a whole new level, and I enjoy the story much more. I listened to the first three books in the series in one week. That is a record!

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Dead Until Dark Book 1 in the Sookie Stackhouse series

It is great when one of your favorite books gets made into an audiobook. What is your favorite book that you love even more on audio?

The Sookie Stackhouse series is available on audio from Recorded Books.

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Orange Is Everything

By Sarah Barning

It seems like all people are talking about nowadays are the hottest shows on Netflix. ThereOrange Is the New Black Cover has been a lot of buzz about the upcoming season of Orange Is the New Black premiering on June 12th. The countdown is on for season three. Orange fans are in luck, because Tantor has Piper’s true story read by Cassandra Campbell. If you are new to the television series, you won’t have to wait to see what happens to the whole crew at the women’s prison. Fans of the show can discover Piper’s real story.

Cassandra Campbell knocks it out of the park with her narration.  She is spot on with all of the voices. She sounds exactly like Taylor Schilling, who plays Piper on the show. The audiobook is 11 ½ hours, so it is perfect for a long car-ride, during your daily commute, or just tinkering around.

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