AudioShelf A Podcast for AudioBookWorms

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Episode Thirty-Seven

Heartless

by Marissa Meyer
Narrated by Rebecca Soler
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?"

May 08, 2017

Episode Thirty-Six

Sharp Objects

by Gillian Flynn
Narrated by Ann Marie Lee
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.

May 01, 2017

Episode Thirty-Five

Dead Man: Black Magic Outlaw, Book 1

by Domino Finn
Narrated by Neil Hellegers
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.

April 24, 2017

Bonus Episode

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

by J.K. Rowling
Narrated by Eddie Redmayne
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.

April 20, 2017

Episode Thirty-Four

Ready Player One

by Ernest Cline
Narrated by Wil Wheaton
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!

April 17, 2017

Episode Thirty-Three

The Bad Beginning: A Series of Unfortunate Events #1

by Lemony Snicket
Narrated by Tim Curry
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?

April 10, 2017

Bonus Episode

Dragon World

by Geraldine Allie
Narrated by Paul Rogan
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.*

April 06, 2017

Episode Thirty-Two

Uglies

by Scott Westerfeld
Narrated by Carine Montbertrand / Emily Tremaine
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.

April 03, 2017

Episode Thirty-One

Anna Dressed in Blood

by Kendare Blake
Narrated by August Ross
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.

March 27, 2017

Episode Thirty

Legacy: A Musical Indictment, Episode 1

by November Christine
Narrated by Brant Rotnem et al.
In this episode, we see Hip-Hop crossing with History. Fans of Hamilton may be interested in hearing what we have to say about November Christine's audio-creation of Legacy: A Musical Indictment. AudioShelf has never reviewed an audiobook like this one. Join us as we discuss the music, talent, and controversy that goes into this retelling of the morally corrupt man of God, Martin Luther. Will AudioShelf Shove Luther to the curb or will they Shelf this audiobook and retain its Legacy?

March 23, 2017