Anjelica Rufus-Barnes

39 Articles

Last 30 days
Last 6 months
Last 12 months
Last 24 months
Specific Dates

All the Broken Places

While scenes from the past and present are rough to hear, both narrators skillfully keep pace without losing sight of the characters. Listeners will pity young Gretel but want to invite the elder Gretel over for tea.

The Islands: Stories

These stories will resonate with listeners and are excellent for book clubs. Pair with Omolola Ogunyemi’s Jollof Rice and Other Revolutions.

Time’s Undoing

Inspired by true events, the audiobook has a good sense of location and narration but is unevenly executed. Regardless, some listeners will find Meghan’s research methods fascinating.

Someday, Maybe

Although the first two parts of Eve’s journey are better than the last, this audiobook makes a good book club read. Includes an author’s note with resources.

In Memoriam

A haunting, evocative audiobook that will linger in listeners’ minds long after the end.

Looking for Jane

Borges’s narration and Marshall’s descriptions of dramatic scenes are so gripping that listeners will feel they’re right there with the characters. Give to listeners who enjoy audiobooks by Kristin Hannah and Lisa Wingate.

Up with the Sun

Listeners will delight in hearing Dick schmooze with famous 1950s and 1960s celebrities and enjoy Matt’s romance and crime procedural story lines. A treat for book clubs.

The Second You’re Single

A solidly narrated, if somewhat exasperating, romance from Tanamachi (Her Hawaiian Homecoming, as Cara Lockwood). Recommended for Christina Lauren and Jasmine Guillory fans, but an otherwise optional purchase.

The Neighbor Favor

The audiobook defies many traps of the secret-identity trope, making this romance a slow burn worth its sizzle.

We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing