f you’re a fan of romance novels but would rather skip all the set up and get to the good stuff Amazon’s Audible has just the service for you.
Audible, the largest seller of narrated books and spoken content, has just introduced what they’re calling Audible Romance, which will cost $14.95 a month, or an additional $6.95 for people who already belong to Audible’s regular service. Audible Romance will give users access to 10,000 audiobooks from 103 of the top 153 bestselling romance authors, including Nora Roberts, Robyn Carr, Sylvia Day, and Debbie Macomber. These books will also be voiced by such stars as Blair Underwood, Dermot Mulroney and Jesse Metcalf.
But that may not be the biggest selling point of the service. It will also include a feature they’re calling “Take Me to the Good Part,” which will allow listeners to skip the boring parts and go right to the key parts of the book. That will definately include the steamier sections of the book, but could also include flirty sections, or even first meetings between couples.
Each book will also have a “Steaminess Score,” which will clue in readers as to how much “passion” is actually in the book, with ratings including Sweet, Simmering, Sizzling, Hot Damn, and O-O-OMG. That last one’s got you flushed huh?