Archive for June, 2012

“Recorded Books presents…”

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

…an unabridged recording of AN HEIRESS AT HEART” !!!!

YES!  I’m thrilled to announce that An Heiress at Heart will be available on audio from Recorded Books!

 

I’m practically jumping out of my chair with excitement, even as I type this.

I’m so thrilled, not to mention honored, because you see, Recorded Books and I go back a long ways.

I’m a HUGE fan. Have been for years, ever since the day I first wandered into a store that rented audiobooks.  (Back in the dim, distant past when audiobooks were on cassette.) Nearly all the titles in that store were from Recorded Books. I was hooked immediately. Here was a chance to revisit some of my favorite titles in a totally new way–books like the romantic suspense novels of Mary Stewart* and classics from Jane Austen, Edith Wharton, and Charles Dickens. They were as entertaining as movies, only better because nothing got left out.

I discovered many new titles at that store, too.  One of my very first discoveries was Elizabeth Peters’ fabulous Amelia Peabody mystery series, starting with The Crocodile on the Sandbank. The books were narrated by the incomparable Barbara Rosenblat. [I’m serious, people. She has so many voices! Listening to her narrate a book is a joyful experience everyone should indulge in. I listened to every single book in the series.]

In time the format went from cassettes to CDs. Now they are available either as CDs or as MP3 downloads. In any format, I have never lost my delight in listening.

So I hope when An Heiress at Heart comes out on audio this fall you will give it a listen.

Personally, I can’t wait for the day I can plug in my iPod or a CD and hear their signature opening: “Recorded Books presents an unabridged recording of An Heiress at Heart, by Jennifer Delamere.” It’s a treat I never even conceived of when I started listening all those years ago.

Jennifer Delamere

[*The romantic suspense novels of Mary Stewart don’t seem to be available on audio anymore. Dear Recorded Books: is there any way to bring them back? Please?]