AudioShelf A Podcast for AudioBookWorms


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

Episode 188

AudioShelf Talks : What Makes a Hero?

Is it a cape? Or good hair?
The world needs a hero, true. But what the world REALLY needs is the ability to recognize what it takes to make a hero. In this weeks AudioShelf Talks we are talking about all of the important aspects that form a hero and how, with just the slightest of hiccups, a hero can easily become a villain. This is a follow up Talks of our villain episode. Be a hero and check out that episode as well.

May 16, 2019

Episode 187

QB Mermaid

by Jessie Ash
Narrated by Tiffany Marz
We are back with another review of our girl, Tiffany Marz! A terrific narrator that adds a lot of dimension to her work even when the work is not our cup of tea. In today's episode we are talking about QB Mermaid, a gender & creature swap that leaves a lot to be desired. There's no question of the shove, but our commentary is an important one to listen to and hopefully influence future gender swaps be more than just a teenage fantasy discovering boobs for the first time.

May 13, 2019

So you wanna read a thriller, but you aren't sure which one to try. Well, do we have the recommendations for you! In this week's episode we are talking about the top 5 thrillers we have had the chance to read & listen to. All of these are available on Audible and on Amazon, and you should definitely give any of these (or all) a shot! They are all excellent and will leave you wanting to consume more of the Thriller genre. Tune in to hear a brief breakdown of each novel, and search our archives for reviews of each one! Every Single Secret - Emily Carpenter The Couple Next Door - Shari Lapena The Woman in the Window - A.J Finn Final Girls - Riley Sager Big Little Lies - Liane Moriarty

May 09, 2019

Episode 185

Daughter of the Pirate King

by Tricia Levenseller
Narrated by Marisa Calin
We love a good action pirate adventure! This week we are reviewing and letting you know if you should give Tricia Levenseller's Daughter of the Pirate King a chance. A fast paced, expertly narrated, adventure novel about a young woman who is force to be reckoned with. If you're a fan of fantasy and pirates, be sure to tune into our review to see if you should give this swashbuckling audiobook a chance!

May 06, 2019

Episode 184

Narrator Spotlight | Lauren Ezzo

Read Us, Lauren!
Two words: LAUREN EZZO. Have you ever listened to a narrator and just wished you were friends with them? Well, that’s exactly what happened to us...and it came true! This month’s spotlight is shining on the one, and only, Lauren Ezzo. She’s an Audie Award nominated narrator who has a heart of gold. She is one of our “go to” narrators and will listen to whatever she creates. She brings authors’ words to life effortlessly. In this AudioShelf Spotlight episode, we are honored to celebrate Lauren Ezzo.

May 02, 2019

Episode 183

Radioactive Evolution

by Richard Hummel, Narrated by Armen Taylor & Anneliese Rennie
Sponsored by Spectrum Audiobooks
After a week-long break, AudioShelf is back with an all new episode featuring a post-apocalyptic story produced by Spectrum Audiobooks. Join Britney and Brad as they discuss dragons, the sci-fi genre, and what they really think of the novel, Radioactive Evolution. We have one question for you: How far would you go to change humanity’s fate?

April 29, 2019

Episode 182

AudioShelf Talks: Book Tropes

We asked, you replied
Last week we asked "What are your favorite tropes?" over on our Twitter. We got a lot of excellent feedback that we knew we needed to discuss on the next Talks episode! We dive into some responses we received and also talked about some our favorite tropes. Tune in to see if you agree with our assessment and sound off on what your favorites tropes are!

April 18, 2019