Here you can (hopefully) find the answers to questions you may have. If not, you can reach out here and we'll answer your questions and probably post them here too for future reference.
Promo codes for free downloads of an audiobook are added by the author and/or narrator. We have no control over if they are valid codes or not. If you try to claim a code that Audible reports as invalid there is nothing we can do about that. Feel free to let us know though, and if someone is abusing the system we can take steps to stop them.
You can also try reaching out to the Author / Narrator and find out why the code didn't work. Perhaps they simply mistyped it.
Any books I review... I add! It's a privilege of being the site owner! :). When a book is added this way, I make sure to create the book listing as accurately as possible.
Short answer: No.
Long answer: We publish all reviews so long as they are accurate to the best of our and the reviewers knowledge. Everybody has opinions and they might not be what you hoped for, but we believe by presenting the reviews - good or bad - it helps everyone make informed decisions.
Any reviews that violate our "don't be a jerk" philosophy will typically not be published, but we're only human. If something slips by us then by all means reach out and we'll take a second look at the review, but we do not guarantee any specific outcome.
It helps weed out people just looking for a free book vs people who are looking to review a free book. To enable this, you can post reviews on any book at any time, regardless of if they are giving away codes. Once you have reviewed at a couple of books, you'll be able to claim a code.
The Audiobook Review is a fairly new website (launched mid-2020) so we're still gaining popularity. This may mean from time to time we run out of codes to give away. Be sure to reach out to your favorite authors and narrators and tell them about us, and you want them to list their codes here!
The romance genre is so enormous it leads to lot of "genre stuffing"... basically, shoehorning a romance book into other categories simply as a means of increasing exposure or Amazon rank.
I often find whenever I go searching through lists like top 100 books in a specific genre, invariably the list is overrun by romance titles with the barest of passing nods to the genre. Because the industry is so cutthroat, many authors now use this tactic to achieve higher rankings, disregarding the actual readers of a genre who must now wade through books unrelated to what they are searching for.
Romance novels certainly have their place in the world, don't get me wrong... but as far as The Audiobook Review goes, we won't be including them. Books that clearly fall primarily into the romance genre but are trying to pass themselves off as something else will not be accepted.