AudioShelf A Podcast for AudioBookWorms

Episodes

Episode Fifteen

Pax by Sara Pennypacker

Narrated by Michael Curran-Dorsano

Jan 02, 2017

Happy New Year, everyone! With the dawn of 2017 upon us, we chose to listen to Pax by Sara Pennypacker. A coming of age novel with voices that alternate between Peter, a clumsy boy with confidence issues, and Pax, a spritely fox who’s goal in life is to protect “his boy.” Human and animal growth are equally explored through loss, friendship, and the occasional fox yip. Get your tissues ready, ya’ll, this one’s heartbreakingly gorgeous.
Episode Fourteen

Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand

Narrated by Erin Bennett

Dec 27, 2016

We hope that everyone is having a fantastic holiday season! This week’s episode, we wanted to listen to a book that dealt with the trials and tribulations of family during the holiday season. For us, Christmas means gathering together with family for dinner, gift opening, and good conversations--a similarity we found between us and the Quinn family in Winter Street. However, we have to admit, though, the Quinn family has quite a bit more drama to their holiday than we do. So we hope you break out the eggnog, put on some slippers, and settle next to a warm fireplace to listen to us talk about a family we fell in love with in this wintery modern classic!
Bonus Episode

A Merry Frost by Geraldine Allie

Narrated by Jim Curtis

Dec 23, 2016

For this bonus episode, we reviewed a fun twist on the North Pole story. Merry is the daughter of Santa Claus, and she is not the biggest fan of Christmas, much to the disdain of her parents. But soon after being tricked to come back home for the holidays, she meets a man that sends chills down her spine (get it?). The clichés are obvious, and the title of the book gives away most of the story, but it’s still an interesting glimpse into the family dynamics of good ol’ St. Nick.
Episode Thirteen

The Christmas Shoes by Donna VanLiere

Narrated by Paul Michael

Dec 19, 2016

You all may be familiar with the beautifully emotional song by the same name. This short story of The Christmas Shoes was written as a way to elaborate on the song that makes us all think about what is important in life. It’s a story that connects you with the patrons in the song and gives you more insight into the lives of the people that fatefully cross paths in a department store. Bake some cookies, heat up some hot cocoa, and grab your tissues because this audiobook will make you want to ugly cry into your stocking.
Episode Twelve

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

Narrated by Lindy Nettleton, Johnny Heller, Tom Taylorson, and Andi Arndt

Dec 12, 2016

In this week’s episode, we tackle Mary Kubica’s “thriller,” The Good Girl. The story revolves around a kidnapping that goes awry. We were excited to start this audiobook because of all the rave reviews. As we listened to this “roller coaster” of a ride (depending on what rides you consider twisty enough for you), we found ourselves perplexed as to why this story had so many people talking! Through the character’s different perspectives, we uncover a mystery that may been better off hidden. So, if you are looking for an audiobook that will kidnap you for a couple hours, see if our review will help you decide to shelf it or shove it.
Episode Eleven

The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

Narrations by Scott Brick / Brian Cox

Dec 05, 2016

Travel through time with us as we discuss the science fiction classic The Time Machine by H.G. Wells. An interesting journey that paved the way for future generations to make books, movies, and even TV shows about time traveling. There’s some political stuff involved in this book that went way over our heads, so we mainly just talk about the imaginative world that H.G was able to create way back when he was writing this book in 1895!
Episode Ten

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Narrated by Imogen Church

Nov 28, 2016

Who else is ready to go on a murder mystery cruise? As long as the murder isn’t real, we are totally down. In this week’s episode we are chatting about The Woman in Cabin 10, a novel set on the open sea where mystery is afoot. We each had a different experience with this novel, but we both agree that Imogen Church is one of our new favorite narrators! Try not to go overboard with this thriller.
Thanksgiving Special

A Dog's Purpose / Alexander Hamilton

By W. Bruce Cameron / Ron Chernow

Nov 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We wanted to release something special for everyone, so we decided to listen to two books that mean a whole lot to us! In this week’s episode you’ll get to hear from Britney as she discusses A Dog’s Purpose and almost bursts into tears a few different times talking about how thankful she is for four legged friends. Then Brad will chat about how thankful he is for art, creativity, and progress in making theater and history one in the same as he reviews Hamilton. We hope you enjoy this mid-week treat and happy thanksgiving to all, and to all a full belly ;P.
Episode Nine

Interview with Devon Sorvari

Nov 21, 2016

We have the immense pleasure of interviewing one of our top audiobook narrators, the lovable and charming Devon Sorvari! She's blown us away with her performance in Danielle Paige's Dorothy Must Die series, including Dorothy Must Die (which we reviewed back in our second episode), The Wicked Will Rise, and Yellow Brick War. You can also hear in The Lorien Legacies by Pittacus Lore, A Perfect Union of Contrary Things by Maynard James Keenan and Sarah Jensen, Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini, Aret by Kelly Wolf, and so many more! This episode gives us an inside look for how audiboooks actually come together from getting cast for a role through how much work it takes to record. Devon shares some of her influence for her roles, her most enjoyable voices, and even what kind of audiobooks she can be found listening to. So whether you're a fan of Devon or just want to find out more for one of our favorite hobbies, today's episode is a must listen! Find more links and love at http://audioshelf.me
Episode Eight

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Narrated by Jesse Bernstein

Nov 14, 2016

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children - This week, Brad takes you on a peculiar journey to a mysterious island full of creepy photographs, hidden truths, and a group of kids with unique abilities. As we dissect this audiobook, prepare yourself to laugh out loud as we uncover the secrets of Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar (and downright weird) children.