AudioShelf A Podcast for AudioBookWorms


On today's Talks episode we are discussing books that took us by surprise. Some books have a twist that just leaves us speechless. We don't know what just hit us, but we sure weren't expecting it AT. ALL. Now, don't get it twisted, in some cases that isn't necessarily a good thing, which we talk about as well. Tune in for our latest AudioShelf Talks and hear all about the twists that made us go "whaaaaa?!"

June 20, 2019

Episode 197

The Mystery of Alice

by Lee Bacon
Narrated by Bryan Kennedy, Jessica Almasy, Josh Hurley, Cassandra Morris, Libby McKnight, Emily Bauer, Michael Crouch
Oh Alice, where have you gone? What are up to? How are you only in 8th grade!? This week we are chatting all about the Audible Studio Original, The Mystery of Alice by Lee Bacon. It's a book that we know not many adults will think to listen to since it deals with middle school aged kids, but the topics surrounding this mystery novel are all very intriguing, and reminiscent of Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars (the good years). It's a quick listen that will make you feel like you are in an old time radio drama. We highly recommend for it a summer drive to the beach/mountains/wherever you're going for vacay!

June 17, 2019

Summer is upon us and you know what that means? Time to break out the summer books! But what makes a good summer read? Is it a thriller, a romance, something steamier, perhaps? Well that is what we are discussing FOR you today! We dive in to what type of book is best for this typically hot season and even get a little into the types of reading atmospheres you may find yourself in! Join in the discussion over on our socials or in the comments below! We can't wait to hear what you are reading & listening to and where you'll be as well!

June 13, 2019

Episode 195

Black Wings Beating

by Alex London
Narrated by Michael Crouch, & Brittany Pressley
We love a good fantasy! Especially when it involves birds! This week we are chatting bout Black Wings Beating by Alex London, an adventurous little number that will have you looking at bird calls in an entirely different way! As always, our books discussions contain zero spoilers and are available to you whether you have read this book, or not! We hope you enjoy our chat! Also, we'll be chatting with the author of this novel VERY soon, if you have any questions you'd love for us to ask him, leave them below and we'll see what we can do :D

June 10, 2019

Episode 194

AudioShelf Talks : Unreliable Narrators

Okay, so this week we are giving an opinion that we KNOW is going to cause controversy and you know what, we don't care! We have a different idea of what constitutes as an unreliable narrator and we are counting down the days until we do a revisit of our opinion with Britney's husband, Shawn, who was more than ready to give his thoughts on the topic while editing this episode. You may agree with us, and you may not, but that's the whole point of our weekly talks episodes: to have a discussion with EVERYONE! Sound off in the comments what your thoughts are!

June 06, 2019

Episode 193

Apollo is Mine

by Mila Young
Narrated by Stacy Gonzalez, James Cassidy, Rich Miller, Mark Larchmont
This week, we are getting STEAMY with the gods in our review of Apollo is Mine by Mila Young. We tried our hardest to stay SFW in our discussion of this (mostly) sophisticated fantasy erotica about a girl tasked with protecting the world alongside Greek gods and protecting more ways than one ;P. We make zero promises that we don't embarrass ourselves, but ya know....whatever! We like to have fun and talk like no one is listening! Thank you Spectrum Audiobooks for providing us with this book in exchange for an honest review!

June 03, 2019

Episode 192

Author Spotlight: Shea Ernshaw

Magic and Mystery Marvel!
We cannot recommend Shea and her magical novels enough. She will cast a spell on you and there will be absolutely NOTHING you can do except read her novels. Her first novel, The Wicked Deep, was reviewed by AudioShelf, which you should TOTALLY check out, and her next novel, Winterwood, comes out in November. We have already witnessed SOME of Shea's magic, and we cannot wait to be back in her world when her next best seller comes out! Also, Shea, will you come to Maryland and eat cake with us?

May 30, 2019

Episode 191

In a Dark, Dark Wood

by Ruth Ware
Narrated by Imogen Church
In a dark, dark world there is a dark, dark wood, and in that dark, dark wood, there is Britney and brad scared our of their minds because they don't know why they decided to come out to woods in the dark. In this weeks review we are talking all about Ruth Ware's 2015 thriller, In a Dark Dark wood, narrated by the incredible Imogen Church. If you haven't read or listened to this chilling novel, take a listen to our SPOILER FREE review to see if it's up your alley and then GO grab a copy of your own. If you have read this novel, what did you think?! Tell us in the comments!

May 27, 2019

Episode 190

AudioShelf Talks : When Authors Attack

Loving the Good & Bad Reviews
When reviewers provide feedback on a book, is the feedback for the author or is it for other readers? This is a question we begin to scratch the surface with in this brand new episode of AudioShelf Talks. Find out how degrading and embarrassing it is when authors demand 5-star reviews from book reviewers! If you’re a reviewer and had this happen, we’d love to hear from you.

May 23, 2019

Episode 189

Red, White, and Royal Blue

by Casey McQuiston
Narrated by Ramon de Ocampo
Casey McQuiston's debut novel is the perfect summer read! Not only do we get real American, but we also get a little British as well. Our initial reaction to this novel cover and description is that it was going to be "cute". Well, we were wrong about that one. Red, White, and Royal Blue is NOT cute. It is downright steamy, romantic, and the right kind of political. Told over the span of a year, we get to hear the evolution Alex and Henry's relationship. From enemies, to fake friends, to lovers, this novel will spark joy in your cold heart and make you buy a fan... A special thank you to Macmillan Audio for providing us with this audiobook in exchange for an honest review!

May 20, 2019