AudioShelf A Podcast for AudioBookWorms


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

Episode Sixty

Everybody, meet your future Disney princess...

Tiffany Marz | Beyond the Headphones
Teacher. Social Worker. Child Welfare Case Manager. Actor. Singer. Disney Lover. Voice Over Artist. And now Audiobook Narrator. Tiffany Marz has worked tirelessly this past year to showcase her wonderful and well-rounded talent. With a vocal versatility, her voices and narration range from child to adult; man to woman; and guardian angel to adoptable rat. She is truly a force to be reckoned with. Join Britney and Brad as they sit down and chat with Tiffany Marz on dreams, critiques, and perseverance. This is one interview you don't want to miss. Watch out world, Tiffany Marz is coming for you!

October 09, 2017

Episode Fifty-Nine

Interview with Andrea Emmes & Sherry Ficklin

Beyond the Headphones
WARNING: As a listener of this episode, you will fall absolutely in love with Sherry Ficklin and Andrea Emmes. This author and narrator dream team will put a smile on your face that will last for hours! Best selling author, Sherry Ficklin, and Audible Best Selling narrator, Andrea Emmes, shine as they discuss their friendship, love for audiobooks, and their extremely amazing collaboration on The Geek Girl Mystery series. After listening to this episode, run (do not walk) to your nearest Audible and download Playing with Fire, In too Deep, and Digital Horizons and join the discussion about the series everyone SHOULD be talking about!

October 02, 2017

Episode Fifty-Eight

Since when have children books been this dirty...?

Adopting Adele / Angel Sparkles
by Heather Leughmyer / Gail Trauco
Narrated by Tiffany Marz
Tiffany Marz Double Feature
Whether she's narrating adult romance or children's books, Tiffany Marz sets out to give her best performance. Adopting Adele and Angel Sparkles are the first children audiobooks that AudioShelf has ever reviewed, so our listeners are in for a treat. From finding homes of love for cute little unwanted rats, to a little girl believing in guardian angels to help her stop worrying about school, these baby books have it all! Find out of AudioShelf will Shelf one, both, or none of these children's books.

September 25, 2017