The Best Of: Audible Plus & Originals #2

It’s been a couple of months since I uploaded the first post in this series and I’m not surprised by that fact. I really don’t listen to audiobooks very often, but this is something I want to change in the new year.

All Eyes on Us by Kit Frick

I love a good thriller and this one is pretty intense. It has multiple narrators, which makes it way more immersive, in my opinion. 

It’s not the best mystery in the world and it’s definitely not my favourite read ever, but it’s decent. Especially as a free book included in your subscription.

Synopsis: PRIVATE NUMBER: Wouldn’t you look better without a cheater on your arm?

AMANDA: Who is this?

The daughter of small town social climbers, Amanda Kelly is deeply invested in her boyfriend, real estate heir Carter Shaw. He’s kind, ambitious, the town golden boy—but he’s far from perfect. Because behind Amanda’s back, Carter is also dating Rosalie.

PRIVATE NUMBER: I’m watching you, Sweetheart.

ROSALIE: Who IS this?

Rosalie Bell is fighting to remain true to herself and her girlfriend—while concealing her identity from her Christian fundamentalist parents. After years spent in and out of conversion “therapy,” her own safety is her top priority. But maintaining a fake, straight relationship is killing her from the inside.

When an anonymous texter ropes Amanda and Rosalie into a bid to take Carter down, the girls become collateral damage—and unlikely allies in a fight to unmask their stalker before Private uproots their lives.

PRIVATE NUMBER: You shouldn’t have ignored me. Now look what you made me do…

Geekerella by Ashley Poston

This was a pretty decent audiobook with one particularly good narrator, other than a crying scene (cringe). If you’re a particularly nerdy person, you may get annoyed by the narrators mispronouncing words (dalek is a particular one that annoyed me), but that’s not what’s important really. They did a good job otherwise.

This is a Cinderella retelling if you couldn’t tell from the title of the book and it’s a fun one.

Synopsis: Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom. Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck (and her dad’s old costume), Elle’s determined to win…unless her stepsisters get there first.

Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons—before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but the Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.

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