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Subject: Need some funny romance recommendations in unabridged audio
Date Posted: 5/5/2009 1:43 PM ET
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As my title indicates, I'm looking for some funny romance in unabridged audio in either cd or cassette.  Some suggested authors or titles would be wonderful!  Most of the ones I know of are not in audio!

Thanks!
Stephanie

 

Date Posted: 5/5/2009 2:03 PM ET
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I know these aren't technically romance but they are hysterical and there's romance in them: Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum books are histerical on audio.  She also had 2 others Metro Girl and Motor Mouth that were really good on audio. 

I listened to Ghost Hunter by Jayne Castle on audio recently. That has some funny parts (the dust bunnies). 



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Date Posted: 5/5/2009 2:11 PM ET
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I get a bunch from the library as audio downloads but I'm assuming they're also available on audio

Jennifer Crusie and Janet Evanovich have some cute ones. as Mary said, the Stephanie Plum ones are LOL

gosh drawing a blank! I know a lot of good ones but not all fit 'funny'.

Date Posted: 5/5/2009 4:44 PM ET
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Susan Elizabeth Phillips.

I started listening to Natural Born Charmer and it was a good start (keep thinking I am going to read the series, so I haven't kept listening to it).

Stephanie Plum ones are good like the others have said...Lorelei King does a fabulous job.

Date Posted: 5/5/2009 6:17 PM ET
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I loved all the Susan Elizabeth Phillips...I miss Anna Fields reading!

I also enjoyed the Lauren Willing  Pink Carnation (that and Black Tulip, Emerald Ring) series, Kate Reading is great at audiobooks! I even loved her Sophie Kinsella readings.

Second the Jennifer Crusie books (Welcome to Temptation, Getting Rid of Bradley, Manhunting).... the only JA Krentz I listened to, the lady was bad but the guy did a good job (All Night Long I think was the title) Gena Showalter's Catch a Mate was good too.

Date Posted: 5/5/2009 6:57 PM ET
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I third the Susan Elizabeth Phillips recommendation! I've read all of hers on audio (er, listened to, I mean). Also, I adored Judith Ivory's The Indiscretion on audio with Barbara Rosenblatt as narrator - she's wonderful, and the story is a delight! I really recommend it.

I just this minute finished listening to Sherry Thomas' Delicious on audio - I had already read the book and loved it (it's not particularay funny, but it's not heavy either). I loved it even more in audio, and the way the very good narrator emphasized all the food metaphors was truly delicious! The narrator is Virginia Leishman, and she's a new favorite narrator for me.

I have the last 3 Bridgertons by Julia Quinn on audio, and the narrator Simon Prebble is really truly wonderful. The funniest of the 3 is It's In His Kiss - I listened to it while at the dentist getting my teeth cleaned, and I now can recommend that you do NOT attempt a funny audio while the cleaning tools are in your mouth!! I love When He Was Wicked, and there are some funny moments, but it's the darkest of the 8 Bridgerton books. The last one, On The Way To The Wedding, is my least favorite of the series. I only wish Prebble was also the narrator for the Second Epilogues because he's a much better narrator than whoever it is that does them!!

Date Posted: 5/6/2009 6:54 AM ET
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Rachel Gibson -- See Jane Score  & True Confessions

Date Posted: 5/6/2009 8:30 AM ET
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Oh Lauren Willig. I  listened to one of those on audio and it was pretty funny.  I listened to Jeffrey and Lettie's story on audio. 

Date Posted: 5/6/2009 8:39 AM ET
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Monica P wrote: Rachel Gibson -- See Jane Score  & True Confessions

Monica, are these on audio? I'd love to hear them! I dont' find any audio of them, though?? I thought See Jane Score was ok, but True Confessions is one of my favorites!!