If, like me, you enjoy listening to a good audiobook - and happen to enjoy contemporary romantic comedies with heart - then I thoroughly recommend Susan Elizabeth Phillips' Match Me If You Can, and Natural Born Charmers. These a great books, and the audio versions are even better! It's a rare and happy occasion that a narrator can make a good book even more enjoyable (often they have annoying accents, strange emphasis, and other distracting quirks), but Anna Fields/Kate Fleming was one such performer. Sadly, she passed away in 2006, which is a loss to SEP and her audibook fans - I've already seen less than stellar reviews to the two latest books by the new narrator. That's a shame!
Given that so many people buy Nora Roberts' books, I was kind of suprpised that I didn't enjoy High Noon, which I finished listening to yesterday. The story of a female hostage negotiator, with family and work place drama, a stalker, and a romance intermingling, it should have been the type of suspenseful mix of crime that I enjoy. Not so! The book (and the reading) was rather disjointed, with flashback, and drawn out. By disc 3, I was really only listening because I had yet to collect any more books from the library. By the end of the set of CDs, I was over it. So, I wouldn't recommend this one at all! If I run out of other books to listen to, I may check out some more by Nora Roberts, but I won't be rushing to do so!
If you have any audiobook recommendations, let me know! The same is true for "regular" books - I read a lot, so am always looking for new authors. My latest favourite is Louise Penny, with her Three Pines mystery series - intelligent detective novels set in a small town filled with interesting characters, with great themes and unusual deaths. I'm patiently waiting for the latest book in the series, due in October. I wonder if the others availabe on audio?