AudioShelf A Podcast for AudioBookWorms

Episodes

Episode Thirty-Eight

Artifice by Eric Bickernicks

Narrated by Eric Bickernicks and Others

May 15, 2017

We go behind the scenes of what it's like being an artist who loses his sense of self in this clever and realistic novel by Eric Bickernicks. Mr. Bickernicks reached out and requested a honest review of his work and we're glad we took this adventure with him. With over 40+ narrators, this audiobook gives us an unbelievable amount of great performances. Find out if AudioShelf will frame this audiobook as a keeper or paint it out of the picture for good (and possibly light it on fire).
Episode Thirty-Seven

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Narrated by Rebecca Soler

May 08, 2017

Travel to a world full of delicious sweat treats, scrumptious sour tarts, and homemade goodies baked by a pre-evil Queen of Hearts. Sound good? Join us as we discuss one of the most brilliant fairy tale adaptations we've ever come across, Heartless by Marissa Meyer, narrated by the ingenious Rebecca Soler. Listen as we chat about how an audiobook can be considered a masterpiece with the perfect author/narrator combo. Will we persuade you to listen to Heartless' audiobook, or will you decide not to take another unique and truly wonderful trip to Wonderland? Com'on, "how could you be so heartless?"
Episode Thirty-Six

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Narrated by Ann Marie Lee

May 01, 2017

AudioShelf is going to take you on a wild ride down South, where an investigation will take place to figure out if the audiobook for Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn will be Shelved or Shoved. In true AudioShelf fashion, we will discuss how good Audiobooks tempt us with the urge to search for spoilers, reveal our opinions about literarily flawed women, and touch on how the "South" can be a character in itself when it comes to suspenseful murder mysteries. Join us to see if Sharp Objects' narrator, Ann Marie Lee, "makes the cut" as the troubling journalist who comes home to her Southern tiny town to report on two gruesome murders, ultimately bringing up past memories for her that you won't see coming.
Episode Thirty-Five

Dead Man: Black Magic Outlaw, Book 1 by Domino Finn

Narrated by Neil Hellegers

Apr 24, 2017

We're AudioShelf: podcasters, audiobook lovers, and honest reviewers. And we're 100% going to review the crap out of the audiobook called Dead Man: Black Magic Outlaw Book One by Domino Finn and narrated by Neil Hellegers. Did we say 100%? Because we mean it. We don't do anything half-way. Join us as we follow a path down vengeance and unanswered questions with Cisco Suarez: a necromancer, shadow charmer, and black magic outlaw. Can Neil Hellegers' narration be the light in this dark and twisty dramedy? Or will AudioShelf shove this audiobook in the mouth of the nearest "Zombie Pit-Bull?" Listen. And. Find. Out.
Bonus Episode

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling

Narrated by Eddie Redmayne

Apr 20, 2017

Basilisks, Griffins, and Leprechauns - these are just a few of the beasts unleashed in this textbook. In this very different type of audiobook, we travel across five continents, observing and learning about the many creatures that inhabit our world. Join us as we flex our Magizoology chops and discover if this magical textbook is worthy of a Shelf or a Shove straight into the mouth of a beast. *NOTE* This book is not your 9th grade social studies textbook.
Episode Thirty-Four

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Narrated by Wil Wheaton

Apr 17, 2017

Strap on your VR headset (or earbuds) and explore the crazy world of 80’s pop culture, video games, and a worldwide puzzle. Shawn joins Brad and Britney for a very special episode where we review this thrilling story about a group of young adults searching for the late James Halliday’s easter egg, which promises all the world’s riches. Will they Shelf the story for its nostalgic homages, or Shove it like the Sixers? Find out in today’s epic episode!
Episode Thirty-Three

The Bad Beginning: A Series of Unfortunate Events #1 by Lemony Snicket

Narrated by Tim Curry

Apr 10, 2017

Before you listen any further, we want to warn you that this episode is not for the faint of heart. In the next 30 minutes, Britney and Brad will take you on a turbulent journey. Turbulent, a word which here means unsettling and chaotic. Join them as they describe the genius that is Tim Curry as he narrates the unfortunate lives of the three Baudelaire orphans, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny, and their horrible long distant relative's, Olaf, quest to obtain their fortune. However, there is a twist to Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events; is the entire 13 audiobook series worth shelving?
Bonus Episode

Dragon World by Geraldine Allie

Narrated by Paul Rogan

Apr 06, 2017

Sorcerers, Kings, and Dragons...oh my! Join Britney and Brad as they travel to Geraldine Allie's Dragon World--a mystical world that may become extinct if an occult and priceless item isn't returned in time. Will AudioShelf Shelf this fantasy prequel, or will they Shove it to the pits of the magical realm of dragons. *This is the first prequel of the Seers of the Moon Series by Allie.*
Episode Thirty-Two

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Narrated by Carine Montbertrand / Emily Tremaine

Apr 03, 2017

Getting plastic surgery to become "Pretty" at 16 years old is completely normal, right? Maybe not. However, in this journey, Britney and Brad give their opinions on the audiobook, Uglies, by Scott Westerfeld--a novel that defies the troupes of most young adult dystopian novels and gives us a protagonist that rebels against the idea of conformity. Not only does this episode feature an in depth comparison of two audiobook narrators from two different audio versions of the same book, but Britney and Brad will answer the question of whether they will Shelf or Shove one narration, both narrations, or neither! Find out which narrator brings the most life into a beautifully written fictional piece of art.
Episode Thirty-One

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Narrated by August Ross

Mar 27, 2017

A ghost, a ghost killer, teenage love, epic action scenes, and two podcasters going head-to-head about whether they enjoyed an audiobook--what's more to love? Join Britney and Brad as they deliberate how writing and narration can make or break an audiobook. In this episode, the journey between villain and hero is tested and bloody dresses are in fashion. Does AudioShelf Shove this audiobook down the gapes of hell or do they Shelf this audiobook to prepare for it's sequel? Find out on this episode featuring Anna Dressed in Blood.