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We’re taste-testing audio books! Each week, join hosts Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby for a brand new first chapter, followed by discussion, news and gossip.

The Story Bites Podcast Tanya Eby and Sarina Bowen, writing, publishing and narrating fiction

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    • 4.5, 41 Ratings

We’re taste-testing audio books! Each week, join hosts Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby for a brand new first chapter, followed by discussion, news and gossip.

    Episode 37: Advanced Physical Chemistry by Susannah Nix

    Episode 37: Advanced Physical Chemistry by Susannah Nix

    The heroine is a chemical engineer! This fun tale opens with a classic romance setup: the heroine’s current boyfriend has cheated. Will hottie barista save this curvy girl’s day?

    Narrated by Caitlin Kelly, courtesy of Tantor Audio

    • 29 min
    Episode 26: Kennedy Ryan wins a RITA

    Episode 26: Kennedy Ryan wins a RITA

    Did you see? The most excellent Kennedy Ryan won a RITA award for this most excellent story, Long Shot. If you haven't listened yet, today is the day! #wecalledit 

    • 28 min
    Episode 35: Indefinite by Corinne Michaels

    Episode 35: Indefinite by Corinne Michaels

    We talk breakup scenes and duets. And how do you feel about cliffhangers? We're feeling pretty great about them after listening to this fabulous first chapter...
    Also! Sarina and Tanya make a big announcement! You don't want to miss it.

    • 25 min
    Episode 34: An Interview with Narrator Aaron Shedlock

    Episode 34: An Interview with Narrator Aaron Shedlock

    Sarina Bowen interviews Aaron Shedlock about acting, his favorite narrators, and what happens when people say they listen to performances at 2.0 speed…

    • 27 min
    Episode 33: Brazen and the Beast by Sarah Maclean

    Episode 33: Brazen and the Beast by Sarah Maclean

    This book! It has everything: great voice, terrific romance, hilarious setup. Curvy heroine with brains for dayyyys. We loved this new one from Sarah Maclean, and the terrific narration by Justine Eyre. Audio book courtesy of HarperAudio.

    • 21 min
    Episode 32: Superfan by Sarina Bowen

    Episode 32: Superfan by Sarina Bowen

    Sarina has a new book in production! And you can hear the first takes right here.
    What does the first cut of an audio book sound like, anyway? This one is performed by superstars Virginia Rose and Aaron Shedlock.

    Also up for discussion: how to build tension in a chapter to keep the listener hooked. And Tanya’s thoughts about charcuterie board ingredients. You don’t want to miss it!

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Ginnys Ipad2 ,

Enjoy Most of the Time

I’ve enjoyed listening to the first chapter of a book to see if I would be interested in listening to it or buying it. I was a bit unhappy with the talk after Advanced Physical Chemistry as there was very little discussion on the book itself, but perhaps the part played sold it in its own

EmpoweredEvie ,

Fun podcast!

This a fun and interesting podcast about audio books. Sarina and Tanya are terrific hosts. I like having the opportunity to listen to a sample audio book. What I really like is learning about the process of making an audio book, as I am a person. Who might be interested in doing this kind of work in the future. Great podcast! I recommend it!

Bookbruin ,

Always a Great Listen! ♥️🎧

This is such a wonderful podcast! Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby are so fun and entertaining! I love getting a sample of the audiobook and that they feature a variety of titles. It has helped me discover and try out other authors and narrators that I would have otherwise not known about. Always a great listen! 🎧♥️

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