AudioShelf A Podcast for AudioBookWorms


Episode Seventy

A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens
Narrated by Tim Curry
Originally slated to release on Christmas Day, this episode came a week early! Join Britney and Brad as they marvel over Tim Curry’s narration of this holiday classic—A Christmas Carol. A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an old miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. After their visits Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man. Spoiler alert? I think NOT! This story has been told many times and AudioShelf continues it’s epic legacy.

December 18, 2017

Episode Sixty-Nine

Unwrap this sexy gift for the holidays...

Unwrapping Noel
by Jennifer Theriot
Narrated by Sara Gordon
Big girls need love too! Can we get an AMEN!? Yassss!! Noel is tired of her no-good-cheating-lying ex-husband. In order to escape this cancer-faking-infidel, Noel sets off for a once in a lifetime holiday business trip where she meets a silver-foxed and mature MAN, Leon. Will Noel take her chance at real love? Or is this Christmas love miracle too good to be true? Find out in Jennifer Theriot’s Unwrapping Noel.

December 11, 2017

Episode Sixty-Eight

We like the "wise guys" ...

Glitter and Gold (Canary Club)
by Sherry Ficklin
Narrated by Meghan Kelly
Set in the ritzy era of the 1920s, Sherry Ficklin takes us on three separate (but related) journeys. In the first one, we follow Maise on her quest to protect family secrets. In the second short story, we fall in love with June who has to hide her real identity from the society she's thrusted into. Finally, in the third short story, we find Dickie, a gambling man who tries to win the heart of a socialite. Will AudioShelf like all thee stories? Or will they "shove" this 1920s-inspired anthology series?

December 04, 2017

Episode Sixty-Seven

Creepiest elementary school project, ever...

The Butterfly Garden
by Dot Hutchison
Narrated by Lauren Ezzo and Mel Foster
Sick. Twisted. Captured. The Butterfly Garden weaves a tale of a deranged man who kidnaps and collects beautiful young women, whom he calls "butterflies," and holds them hostage from the cruel world he believes is out there. One woman will escape and live to tell the truth of what happened in The Butterfly Garden; however, can this newly freed butterfly be trusted to tell the truth of what really happened? You'll have to follow along with this mystery on this episode of AudioShelf.

November 27, 2017

Episode Sixty-Six

We have some strong feelings about Thanksgiving....

Keep Moving / Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
by Dick Van Dyke / Becky Albertalli
Narrated by Dick Van Dyke / Michael Crouch
Thanksgiving Special: Season 2
It’s Thanksgiving week! Which means it’s time for turkey, family, and Brad and Britney’s thankful book reviews! This year we tackled two titles that each gave a different perspective on everyday life and particularly mean something special to us. As Brad talks about his coming-out experience being reflected in Becky Albertalli's Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, Britney discusses how Dick Van Dyke's memoir, Keep Moving, inspires her to live life to the fullest. We are so thankful for these two audiobooks, which is why we want to share why we are #Thankful4Audiobooks Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! GOBBLE, GOBBLE!

November 20, 2017

Boy, do we have a treat for you today. Join us as we sit down and chat with Caitlin Kelly. As an audiobook narrator, Caitlin has worked with Hachette Audio, Brilliance Audio, Harper Audio, and Tantor Audio. In this interview, we delve deep into what experiences inspire Caitlin's voice work, the life as an audiobook narrator, and we also play THE BEST version of our hilarious game Narrating Nonsense--a game where we ask narrators to create their own voice for well known characters! This interview gave us LIFE and we know it's going to do the same for you! If you want to listen to our episode featuring one of Caitlin's book, go here: and we highly recommend you to check out Caitlin's website here:

November 13, 2017

Episode Sixty-Four

We're never visiting a zoo again!

Fierce Kingdom
by Gin Phillips
Narrated by Cassandra Campbell
What would you do if you and a loved one were trapped in a Zoo with two gunmen on the loose? Do you think you'd be able to survive? Join Britney and Brad as they discuss how Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips can be an unfortunate possibility in the chaotic and tragic world we're living in today. In this episode, we'll review the narration and content of Fierce Kingdom, specifically focusing on how motherhood plays a unique role in this powerful story of survival.

November 06, 2017

Episode Sixty-Three

Didn't see that coming...

Final Girls
by Riley Sager
Narrated by Erin Bennett and Hillary Huber
Xanax, Grape Soda, and Knives
Imagine being the only person to survive a horrifying massacre. In Final Girls, one woman must face her nightmares and remember the night that will haunt her forever. In doing this, she gets help from an unfortunate group of women who similarly suffered the same trauma she experienced--watching all of their close friends murdered by individual serial killers. This Halloween, join Britney and Brad as they discuss the horror and fear that two narrators bring to life as they navigate through Riley Sager's terrifying thriller.

October 30, 2017

Caitlin Greer has appeared on television, been a motion capture performer for animation and videogames, and voiced many characters for film, television, videogames, and radio. She was honored by the American Library Association / YALSA as part of Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults (2009, 2011), and is an IGN award-winner and two-time nominee for Best Voice Acting: Game Ensemble (2008). To say that AudioShelf scored an interview with a talented performer is an understatement. Not only do we see Caitlin as one of our new favorite narrators, we also see her as our new found friend.

October 23, 2017

Episode Sixty-One

Our new favorite book arrived, just in time for Halloween...

The Last to See Me
by M Dressler
Narrated by Lauren Ezzo
The Last to See me is a story of a ghost who haunts the town of a family who tragically mistreated her for falling in love with a man who was higher than her in socio-economic class. Join Britney and Brad as they discuss how a narrator can allow you to escape reality by placing you in the scene of the story using their unique and talented voice. Whether that scene is a haunted house, eerie lighthouse, or creepy fog-filled California town, Lauren Ezzo brings light to the mesmerizing and dark world of Emma, the vengeful; yet protective, ghost. Will this story go down as an instant classic for years to come? Or will this story disintegrate into oblivion, just as a ghost would do when passing through? Find out on AudioShelf.

October 16, 2017