Audio Review: The Learning Hours by Sara Ney

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Today, I am reviewing the audibook for Sara Ney’s The Learning Hours. This is one of my favorite books of 2017 and you can read my review for the book here. Today, I am reviewing the audiobook. I don’t listen to a whole lot of audiobooks but sometimes I am in the mood and I decided to give this one a try. I’m glad I did! I thoroughly enjoyed the book in a new and different way.

The Learning Hours is narrated by Josh Goodman and Muffy Newtown. The listening length is 10 hours and 8 minutes. Now, while I love to read romance books, I do not in general listen to romance books. I find it a little weird/embarrassing to hear sex acts on audio. I don’t have a problem reading them obviously! But I wanted to give this a try and I’m glad I did. I think maybe my audio options will be opening up a bit more!

Josh Goodman does a great job as Rhett. You can hear the Southern accent clearly enough in the dialog without it being overwhelming. It fit the Rhett I knew from reading the book. Goodman narrates all the Rhett chapters so you hear his voice as several other male characters too, most notably Gunderson. I thought he does a good job differentiating between the characters. However, he shines as Rhett. The French accent he uses for some of the French phrases seems on point to me.

Muffy Newtown does a fabulous job as Laurel. I really, really liked both her narration in the prose and in the dialog. She really brings Laurel to life. Laurel starts off as a bit of a snob in terms of her attraction to Rhett but as the story goes on, Laurel really opens up to Rhett and in turn, that makes her Newtown’s voice change in her interpretation of Laurel. Newtown also does a great job as Rhett. Definitely a more masculine sounding edge compared to Laurel.

I think the major thing I noticed about this when listening versus reading is that there is a lot of swearing in the book. It doesn’t bother me but it is definitely noticeable. If you’re a listener who prefers a little less swearing in books, this may not be the story for you. But I have to say, if you’ve read this book and had no problem with Ney’s story then, it’s not a huge deal as an audio thing either.

I’ve been a fan of Sara Ney’s stories for quite awhile now but I’m super glad I decided to give this book a listen too. I’d be willing to listen to this narrator combination again! They added a fun spark of humor to the story that really comes out in audio.

The Learning Hours is available now as a book and an audiobook! Give it a try.





He’s not a douchebag; but that doesn’t stop his friends from turning him into one.


So much so that they plastered my ugly mug all over campus, in bold printed letters:

Are you the lucky lady who’s going to break our roommate’s cherry?
Him: socially awkward man with average-sized penis looking for willing sexual partner. You: must have a pulse. He will reciprakate with oral. Text him at: 555-254-5551

The morons can’t even spell. And the texts I’ve been receiving are what wet dreams are made of. But I’m not like these douchebags, no matter how hard they try to turn me into one.


One text stands out from hundreds. One number I can’t bring myself to block. She seems different. Hotter, even in black and white.

However, after seeing her in person, I know she’s not the girl for me. But my friends won’t let up–they just don’t get it. Douchebags or not, there’s one thing they’ll never understand: GIRLS DON’T WANT ME.

Especially her.



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