AudioShelf A Podcast for AudioBookWorms


Episode 175


by Crystal Smith
Narrated by Nicola Barber
For this episode, AudioShelf reviews one of the most epic 2019 releases to date—Bloodleaf. This YA Political Fantasy has our minds STILL racing and we can’t wait for you to find out what we loved about this story. Thank you Crystal Smith and HMH Books for Young Readers...because of you, we lost sleep staying up listening and reading this book.

March 25, 2019

Episode 174

AudioShelf Talks: Plagiarism

Can't Touch This
Theft. Stealing. Piracy. Five Finger Discount. Plagiarism. What do all these things have in common? THEY ARE ALL WORDS. Just like the words everyone seems to steal from Nora Roberts. Join Britney and Brad as they discuss the HOTTEST button issue in the book-world right now—Plagiarism. Is it okay to steal another author’s work? Can a title be copyrighted? Find out our opinions on this brand new AudioShelf Talks episode!

March 21, 2019

Episode 173

Shadow and Bone

by Leigh Bardugo
Narrated by Lauren Fortgang
Better late than never! Join Britney and Brad as they review the 2012 best-seller, Shadow and Bone, by Leigh Bardugo. When the theme of culture is presented in a novel, it can either be done sensationally right or horrendous and confusing. Find out where AudioShelf thinks Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone series lands on this brand new episode!

March 18, 2019

Episode 172

AudioShelf Talks: The Audie Awards!

Recap of the winners and nominees
The results are in: here are the winners of the 2019 Audie Awards. Join Britney and Brad as they discuss the winners and nominations of the Audiobookworm’s Biggest Night! Did your favorite win? When will they ask us to host? Find out on this episode of AudioShelf.

March 14, 2019

Episode 171

Lucky Suit

by Lauren Blakely
Narrated by Zachary Webber, Andi Arndt
Lucky us—we got a free audible original with our Audible Membership and it just so happened to be a cute little romantic comedy called Lucky Suit. Join Britney and Brad as they discuss how sexy the narrators sound, how adorable the story was, and how we could not remember the name of that silly grandma.

March 11, 2019

Episode 170

AudioShelf Talks: Rapid Fire Books!

Books that make you ____
Ohhhh, so you want to talk about books? Let’s do it! Today, AudioShelf will be playing the rapid-fire question game called “Which Book Makes You...” where we will be asking each other several questions about which books make us feel an emotion or experience. The catch? We have to answer as quick as we possibly can...with NO preparation! Will we be successful? You’ll have to listen to find out.

March 07, 2019

Episode 169

Beyond the Headphones: Emily Carpenter

Gothic Thriller Queen!
It’s not everyday that you get to speak to the queen of Southern Gothic Suspense. Today, AudioShelf delves deep into the life and career of Emily Carpenter by asking her hard-hitting questions that will leave you SHOOK from the answers she gives. Emily Carpenter is the author of Burying the Honeysuckle Girls, The Weight Of Lies, Every Single Secret, and her newest book Until the Day I Die (which comes out March 12th). This interview still has a GAGGED and we know you’ll enjoy it as much as we did!

March 04, 2019

Episode 168

AudioShelf Talks: "Great" Authors

List by Amazon
Classic Slassic. They (meaning Amazon) says that the 25 Greatest Authors includes all classic authors with the exception of a handful of modern writers. Join Britney and Brad as they discus the accuracy of this Top 25 list and who they believe should NOT be on this list.

February 28, 2019

Bailey Carr’s talent blows us away each and every time we hear her narration. The way she reads brings each of her books’ characters to life with her raw emotion, endearing cadence, and effortless storytelling. She deserves to be in our Spotlight Series and you should all download the first Bailey Carr book you find once you’re finished this episode. FOLLOW BAILEY ON ALL HER SOCIAL MEDIAS!

February 27, 2019

Episode 166

Until the Day I Die

by Emily Carpenter
Narrated by Jess Nahikian, Kate Orsini, Patrick Lawlor
We are so honored to have been able to read Until the Day I Die before it’s release on March 12, 2019. Join Britney and Brad as they discuss the pure genius that is Emily Carpenter. In this stunning new novel, a grieving woman is forced to stay at a chilling restoration resort full of secrets and betrayal. Sounds like the perfect vacation to us! A HUGE thank you to all of our patrons that continue to be a source of growth for us as we continue on this literary podcast journey <3

February 25, 2019