AudioShelf A Podcast for AudioBookWorms

Episodes

Episode Forty-Three

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Narrated by Sarah Drew

Jun 19, 2017

Imagine reliving the day you died over and over again until you were able to change your entire outlook on life and become a better person in the process...or you don't have to imagine that, because that's really morbid for this fine Monday afternoon. Oops! Anyway, in this episode we feature the audiobook, Before I Fall, by Lauren Oliver, narrated by Sarah Drew. Join us as we discuss how Sarah Drew's performance is better in this audiobook than she has ever been in Grey's Anatomy as April Kepner, the powerful content of the choices we make in our lives to be better people, and the theme of grief that is displayed throughout this audiobook. Will you shelf this audiobook for all of eternity? Or will you fatally shove it and hope it doesn't "ground hog day" itself back into your life?
Episode Forty-Two

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Narrated by Bernadette Dunne

Jun 12, 2017

1962. A time when horror novels didn't push "jump scares," gore, and cheesy psychological tropes down your throats. Instead, the twists came in more of a slow burn fashion and established a menacing revelation during it's climax that would leave you breathless. Today, we travel through the wickedly creepy mind of Shirley Jackson via her most admired horror novel, We Have Always Lived in the Castle. What makes this episode so creep-tastic is that Britney and Brad recorded it while sitting in the dark, in front of a row of sinister battery operated candles, and hearing disturbing noises coming from the floors and walls that surrounded them. Will this classic literary story be scary enough to give Britney and Brad shelving nightmares? Or should we bury this audiobook for good and shove it forever?
The Audiobookworm Tour Special

Understanding the Stars by Xela Culletto

Narrated by Lori Prince

Jun 07, 2017

Imagine one day you are minding your business and then all of the sudden you are sucked into a war between two very different species of alien. If you're not able to imagine that, take some time to enjoy our newest special episode featuring the novel, Understanding the Stars, by X. Culletto. Join us as we take an extraterrestrial adventure following Alexandra Blackwood and Ronan through an entangled web of alien rivalries, secrecy, and abduction. We are so excited for you all to hear our first ever Book Tour review! Sit back, relax, and "phone home" (to tell your friends and family about Understanding the Stars and AudioShelf, of course!)
Episode Forty-One

The Vanishing Game by William Boyd

Narrated by Russ Bain

Jun 05, 2017

The promotional audiobook, The Vanishing Game, begins as a seemingly innocuous transporting job in a weather-battered Land Rover Defender and quickly unfolds into a dangerous plot with a shadowy cast of characters. Sound interesting? Well it wasn't. Join Britney and Brad as they pulverize the writing, character development, and unnecessary name dropping of a very expensive vehicle--all of which make this audiobook absolutely miserable; yet, makes this episode laugh-out-loud funny. There is more shade this episode than a garden of palm trees. Enjoy!
Episode Forty

Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer

Narrated by Jorjeana Marie

May 30, 2017

Not only is AudioShelf giving their most honest review of Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer (narrated by Jorjeana Marie), but we are also going deep inside the world where writing in a unique and magical journal can allow you to relive your most cherished and, at times, heartbreaking memories of missed loved ones in hope of traveling down a mysterious path to overcome grief. We'll chat about how a narrator's emotion, tone, and interest in a story can help an audiobook glow. Britney absolutely loved this novel and narrator, but does Brad feel the same way? Find out on today's episode of AudioShelf.