Posted by: Karen | June 12, 2017

WHEN WE WERE SISTERS by Emilie Richards plus #LoveAudiobooks Giveaway

Available now from Blackstone Audio.c2eq-square-400

From the Publisher:

From USA Today bestselling author Emilie Richards comes an emotional story about love, loyalty, and the deep bonds of sisterhood.

While love and loyalty made them sisters, secrets could still destroy them.

As children in foster care, Cecilia and Robin vowed they would be the sisters each had never had. Cecelia, now a superstar singer-songwriter, is living life on the edge.

Robin set aside her career as a successful photojournalist to create the loving family she always yearned for. But gazing through a wide-angle lens at both past and future, she sees that her marriage is disintegrating. Her attorney husband is rarely home. She and the children need Kris’ love and attention, but does Kris need them?

For Cecilia, a lifetime of lies has finally caught up with her, and she wants a chance to tell the real story of their childhood and free herself from the nightmares that still haunt her. When she asks Robin to be the still photographer for a documentary on foster care, Robin agrees, even though Kris will be forced to take charge for the months she’s away. She gambles that he’ll prove to them both that their children—and their marriage—are a priority in his life.

As the documentary unfolds, memories will be tested and the meaning of family redefined, but the love two young girls forged into bonds of sisterhood will help them move forward as the women they were always meant to be.

From the review at Literati Literature Lovers:

“Narrators Elijah Alexander as Kris, Karen White as Robin, and Rachel Fulginiti as Cecelia give excellent performances. There couldn’t be a more effective way of telling the story than with the voices of these three people.

I recommend While We Were Sisters to anyone who enjoys stories about strong women, especially those who have overcome obstacles in life to achieve success.  It is evocative, educational, and well-written. I look forward to more from Emilie Richards.”

My recording experience:

I just loved recording Emilie Richards Goddesses Anonymous series, so when I heard that she had a new standalone coming out, I really hoped I’d get to read it, too. But when I saw that the book was written in first person from the POV of three different characters (one a man), I knew that it would be best served by three narrators. This means more work for less money for us narrators – as we have to coordinate our character voices and pronunciations, and we are recording less of the book, so we earn less. But I knew I couldn’t make a three POV book work on my own and that Rachel Fulginiti and Elijah Alexander would do a great job bringing Richards’ work to life with me.

As for the book itself, I was not disappointed. Richards writes stories that explore difficult and emotional subjects – the kind of thing that makes for a wonderful challenge for an audiobook narrator. Just make sure you have your tissues ready for this one!

Finally, here’s a link to Emilie Richards’ thoughts on the making of this audiobook.

Listen to a sample here:

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.  “rook” is the randomly selected winner and the CDs will be mailed out to her as soon as I get her address.  Thanks to all for entering!  I give away lots of books – to find out about them in the future, please consider following this blog, or my Facebook page, or on Twitter. Oftentimes, you can also enter there! Also, since it is Audiobook Month, search for #LoveAudiobooks for posts and giveaways on Facebook and Twitter.

(If you’d like to buy a copy, using this link, I’ll receive a small percentage from Amazon through their Associates program. Narrators don’t earn royalties, so this is a way I can be compensated for marketing the book.)

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Responses

  1. I #LoveAudioBooks because it makes my drive to work enjoyable.

  2. I can listen to them until I fall asleep at night!

  3. Audiobooks make the miles go by fast when I’m going on a long trip. It doesn’t mean I don’t pay attention to the road but certainly makes the trip less tedious! I especially love Emilie Richards

  4. Listen to audiobooks every day on my 45 minute commute to work. Emilie Richards is my favorite!

  5. I love audiobooks because I can listen to them on headphones while I am at work. Makes the day go faster and takes me away mentally from my boring job!

  6. I keep an audio book going in the car all the time. Gives me more reading time!

  7. I love #Audiobooks because my mother in law has been losing her eyesight and she can no longer read printed books. Audiobooks allow us to both read the same book (just in different formats) so we can experience the books together and still discuss them like we used to do when we both read the printed versions!!

    • Hey, you are the randomly chosen winner! I’ll be contacting you to get your mailing address.

  8. I #LoveAudiobooks because they make my commute and any long trip much more enjoyable. Especially when there’s no one else in the car. It would look a little strange if I talked to myself.
    Lynn
    lareynolds0316@gmail.com

  9. I’ve had my eye on this one! Didn’t realize you were narrating, would love the opportunity to win.

  10. I love audiobooks because they let me read when I normally couldn’t. I have also found that my enjoyment of a book is exponentially increased with a good narrator. Thanks for the chance!

  11. I love hearing the characters come to life. In addition, a narrator’s intonation can change my perception.

  12. I love audiobooks because they make my trip to and from work better. Sometimes I have to sit in the driveway to finish a good part and that makes my family crazy.


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