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Thank You for Listening by Julia Whelan

About the Book – Thank You for Listening

For Sewanee Chester, being an audiobook narrator is a long way from her old dreams, but the days of being a star on film sets are long behind her. She’s found success and satisfaction from the inside of a sound booth and it allows her to care for her beloved, ailing grandmother. When she arrives in Las Vegas last-minute for a book convention, Sewanee unexpectedly spends a whirlwind night with a charming stranger. 

On her return home, Sewanee discovers one of the world’s most beloved romance novelists wanted her to perform her last book—with Brock McNight, the industry’s hottest, most secretive voice. Sewanee doesn’t buy what romance novels are selling—not after her own dreams were tragically cut short—and she stopped narrating them years ago. But her admiration of the late author, and the opportunity to get her grandmother more help, makes her decision for her. 

As Sewanee begins work on the book, resurrecting her old romance pseudonym, she and Brock forge a real connection, hidden behind the comfort of anonymity. Soon, she is dreaming again, but secrets are revealed, and the realities of life come crashing down around her once more.

If she can learn to risk everything for desires she has long buried, she will discover a world of intimacy and acceptance she never believed would be hers.

From the author of My Oxford Year, Julia Whelan’s uplifting novel tells the story of a former actress turned successful audiobook narrator—who has lost sight of her dreams after a tragic accident—and her journey of self-discovery, love, and acceptance when she agrees to narrate one last romance novel.

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“We don’t feel real to me. It feels like we fell out of a romance tree and hit every trope on the way down.” 

Quote from Thank You for Listening by Julia Whelan

Our Review of Thank You for Listening by Julia Whelan

Absolutely brilliant. Now, this is the kind of book I am talking about. Talk about thoroughly exploring a concept and bringing out the best version. This book is absolutely genius. What made it more fun was the fact that I was listening to the audiobook, about a book that was purely set in the world of the audiobook. Since I have listened to the audio version, I would totally recommend the same because I feel that it helps one to get into the universe of the book much more easily.

The book takes you brilliantly into the world of audiobooks. It definitely was a new world for me and very amazingly introduced me to this new world, which despite being my usual hangout still was alien. If you have ever used an audiobook or keep using audiobooks, then this book and the premise will be such a refreshing take on the world. 


The book not only does make you comfortable with the world of audiobook but bring such a powerful yet the sweetest little story. I love the narration, the world, the characters and the whole flow of the story. It had such a natural progression and storytelling magic to it that it truly provided for an amazing and entertaining read.

Squirrel Rating

Squirrel Rating- 5 Star

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