AudioShelf A Podcast for AudioBookWorms

Episodes

A Goodreads librarian has got something against the monthly free audible originals and it's making people REAL mad. When Brad first noticed that his 2019 book challenge number dropped by 8 books, he started hunting for the cause. It didn't take him long to realize that Goodreads was deleting books that he had listened to and were made available to him and loads of others through the monthly Audible originals program. According to the Goodreads librarian manual a piece of material can be deleted and labeled "NOT A BOOK" if it doesn't meet the manuals standards. Not only is it an incredibly rude practice to label someone's work NOT A BOOK, but it's a completely ridiculous rule. Audible Originals, no matter who is able to get them or not (note, everyone can buy Audible Originals once they are out of the freebie month), ARE books and deserve to be treated as such no matter what stage of current availability they are in. Are we going to start labeling ARCs "NOT BOOKS"? Or advanced listening copies from Libro.FM as NOT BOOKS? WHERE'S THE LINE?! Because right now it seems to be arbitrarily against Audible. --This is the audio from our latest BookTube. If you want to see us in action SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel!

April 01, 2020

Episode 275

Who is going to win this fight?

Audible vs. Audible
Here's the game. We each went through our Audible Original books, picked different ones to listen to, came together to have them fight it out on which one was better. Britney chose The Messengers, which was a March freebie for audible users, and Brad chose Tinaca Jones, which was a February freebie. We fight to the DEATH....just kidding...Tune in to find out which book gets the K.O and which one will survive on the shelf! Let us know what Audible Originals you've listened to lately and if we should have them fight in future rounds of Audible vs Audible! --This is the audio from our latest YouTube, if you want to see us in action SUBSCRIBE to our BookTube!

March 30, 2020

Episode 274

Audiobooks to last you through quarantine

Social distancing with audiobooks!
We read an article from Yahoo called "10 celebrity narrated audiobooks to listen to while quarantined" and we started thinking "huh, you know who sometimes SUCKS at narrating books and the only reason their audiobooks do well is because they have a pre-existing fan base and have the publicity to push their crap harder than anyone else? CELEBRITIES". So we decided to pick out some audiobooks narrated by career narrators that are awesome reads to get you through these social distancing times. We also have a pile of honorable mentions that...may have a subtle message to take care of yourself. Let us know what you are reading while in quarantine, and WASH YOUR DAMN HANDS, PLEASE! --This is the audio from our latest BookTube. If you want to see us in action SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube!

March 25, 2020

Episode 273

The Kill Club

by Wendy Heard
Narrated by Almarie Guerra
This club is DEADLY. The Kill Club by Wendy Heard is a fast paced action thriller that centers around...yup you guessed it....a club that kills people. When our main character, Jazz, is contacted by the nefarious club and promised a means to gain custody of her little brother, she agrees to commit murder. But a series of misfortunes leads to HER becoming a target of the club where even the most prim and proper are capable of taking lives. Check out our review and let us know in the comments what you think! And don't forget to subscribe for more interesting reviews and discussions! --This is the audio from our latest BookTube. If you want to see us in action, SUBSCRIBE to our Youtube´╗┐

March 23, 2020

We have a questions for young adult fantasy authors...what pulls some of you to the adult fantasy world? In today's latest discussion we are talking about authors who started out in the YA world and then ventured into the adult scene, why they may do this, and what authors we could see dabbling in adult fantasy next. Let us know in the comments below what YA fantasy authors YOU could see releasing the next great adult fantasy! Also, the ice cream we are eating is Nightfood. We were given a promotional giftcard to get 2 free pints in exchange for a review and promotion. While we loved the flavors and abundance of chocolatey chips, our stomachs revolted against us a little later. We think it's because of the sugar content and we aren't sure if others had the same issue. We'd recommend for those that have strong tummies, though! --This is the audio from our latest BookTube. If you want to see us in action, SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube!

March 18, 2020

Episode 271

Foul is Fair

by Hannah Capin
HOLY VENGENCE, BATMAN! Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin takes high school revenge to a whole new level. Think: the girls from The Craft, the colorful manic of Saved by the Bell, and a dash of Zac Efron's hair from High School Musical and you got Foul is Fair. All of that basically means AMAZINGNESS. Can Britney convince Brad to read this Macbeth for the #metoo era? Tune in for this Reader Q&A and tell us what you think of Foul is Fair, or what you wanna know about it! we're happy to A any of your Qs! --This is the audio from our latest BookTube. If you want to see us in action SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube!

March 16, 2020

Episode 270

It's a March Christmas Miracle!

Book Haul!
We've had A LOT of book mail that is long overdue for some opening! It's Christmas in March over here and we are LOVING IT! Check out what we got in our massive book haul and thank you to all of the publishers and authors that sent their work our way! This is the audio from our latest booktube. If you want to see us in action SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel!

March 11, 2020

Episode 269

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Narrated by Alma Cuervo, Julia Whelan, Robin Miles
We are BACK with a book that has EASILY made it to our "best listens of 2020" list! We are obsessed with everything Taylor Jenkins Reid puts out, and so there's no surprise that The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a smash hit. Old Hollywood + drama = our dream! This is the audio from our latest BookTube. If you want to see us in action, SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube!

March 09, 2020

You ever read a book that you like just fine, but you feel like something is lacking, or not right, or unnecessary? Well, we definitely have and we are taking those books to task today! We have 3 novels that we feel REALLY could have used a bit of something something to make them really shine...or at least be okay. Do you have any books that you wish would have ended differently or contained a different kind of twist? Let us know! This is the audio from our latest BookTube. If you want to see us in action, SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube!

February 26, 2020

Episode 267

The Whisper Man

by Alex North
Narrated by Christopher Eccleston
Our parents taught us that if we don't have anything nice to say.....leave a review. So that's what we are doing today for the AUDIOBOOK version of The Whisper Man by Alex North. A drab narration, an okay story, and just bleh characterizations makes this our least favorite audiobook of 2020. But you know we have more to say than that! Be sure to tune in to find out what else goes down in today's review! -This is the audio from our latest BookTube. If you want to see us in action SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube!

February 24, 2020