AudioShelf A Podcast for AudioBookWorms


Episode Fifty-Three

Greatshadow: The Dragon Apocalypse, Book 1

by James Maxey
Narrated by Jake Urry
The Audiobookworm Review
Grief can make us do many things. For starters, it can make us join a group of savagely dedicated men to hunt down a legendary dragon. Join Britney and Brad as they discuss how a narrator can be an audiobook's "saving grace." Jake Urry gives a performance of a lifetime in Greatshadow, but does the fantasy story deserve such an amazing narrator? Find out on today's episode of AudioShelf.

August 22, 2017

Episode Fifty-Two


by Kimberly Bettes
Narrated by Rick Gregory
When you think of horror novels, what is scary to you? Can you spot writing differences between female and male horror authors? Why do grown adults think it's okay to drink breast milk? These are the questions Brad and Britney answer in this review of the audiobook "Exodus" by Kimberly A. Bettes, narrated by Rick Gregory. Fair warning: graphic language was used in the recording of this episode. There are lots of discussions about the female genitalia that unfortunately a straight girl and a gay guy had to endure throughout this recording. If you are thirsty at any point, please walk to your nearest faucet and drink water, not breast milk. ALSO: Every time we say the word "titty," you have to drink (and make sure it's a strong drink. You're gonna need it for this episode)

August 21, 2017

Episode Fifty-One

The Shadow Queen

by C.J. Redwine
Narrated by Khristine Hvam
Once upon a time there was a princess named Snow White. She was the lamest of them all--with hair as black as night, lips as red as blood, and skin as white as snow (hence the name). Once upon another time, there was another princess with similar physical characteristics named Lorelei Diederich and she was the most badass of them all. Join Britney and Brad as they share their thoughts on CJ Redwine's wickedly original adaption that shows how princesses can kick butt, take names, and still fall in love with the best of them. Sit back, put some headphones on, and enjoy our review of The Shadow Queen.

August 14, 2017

Episode Fifty

To Die For

by Alice Clark-Platts
Narrated by Rachel Bavidge
Have you heard of the Massachusetts court case where a teen girl is charged with manslaughter because she texted her boyfriend encouragements to kill himself? If you haven't, that's okay, because Alice Clark-Platts has and she has written an "original" story that pulls right from those same headlines! Join Britney and Brad as they constructively critique Platts' short story. You can't miss this's TO DIE FOR.

August 07, 2017

Episode Forty-Nine

This Is Where It Ends

by Marieke Nijkamp
Narrated by Nick Podehl, Whitney Dykhouse, Kate Rudd, Lauren Ezzo, Amy McFadden, Brittany Pressley, and Scott Merriman
Two words: Mass Shooting. These events are difficult for many to think about. Shootings are scary, horrifying, and downright tragic and they impact everyone in some way, shape, or form. Join Britney and Brad as they discuss Marieke Nijkamp's This is Where It Ends, a novel that mentally and emotionally transports you into a situation where a gunmen sets loose in a high school auditorium. This audiobook does more than provoke fear. It also challenges it's listeners to face what victims and survivors of mass shootings might possibly experience during such a chaotic time. Will this audiobook be an effective PSA for gun violence within the school setting or will it fail at comparison when you measure the similarities and differences between the audiobook and actual real mass shootings that most likely affected you and us.

July 31, 2017

Episode Forty-Eight

My Soul to Lose

by Rachel Vincent
Narrated by Amanda Ronconi
Waking up in a psychiatric unit sounds exhilarating, don'tcha think? For Kaylee Cavanaugh, the hospital may not be the safest place for her to be, especially when she finds out a dark secret that she's been in the dark for her entire life. Join Britney and Brad has they scream their heads off, literally and figuratively, as they talk about the prequel to Rachel Vincent's soul-escaping Banshee series.

July 24, 2017

Episode Forty-Seven

The Marriage Lie

by Kimberly Belle
Narrated by Johanna Parker
There is no such thing as a perfect marriage, especially for Iris and Will. After Will's plane crashes, Iris is left with many questions and doubts about who the man she married. With heartbreak, confusion, and anger, Iris sets off to find out answers to her questions. Join Britney and Brad as they delve into Iris' twisted and mysterious hunt for answers. Written by Kimberly Belle and narrated by Johanna Parker, The Marriage Lie is a fantastic and mesmerizing account of betrayal that gives a whole new meaning to "till death do us part."

July 17, 2017

Episode Forty-Six

Truly Madly Guilty

by Liane Moriarty
Narrated by Caroline Lee
We're having a BBQ!! That's right, ladies and gents, we're going to have a full out BBQ Cookout today with special guests: a narcissistic hoarder, a cellist, an infertile couple, and some bratty children! Join Britney and Brad as they hash out their personal issues with Liane Moriarty's latest novel, Truly, Madly, Guilty. From being one of their most anticipated reads for the new year to ending up being an unfortunate let down, AudioShelf will discuss how damaging an overdone and somewhat contrived formula can be for an established and well-respected author. Sound harsh? Ehh, we're not so bad. Just give us a listen and find out for yourself.

July 10, 2017

Episode Forty-Five

Interview With Rebecca Soler

Beyond the Headphones
After falling in absolute love with her in Heartless, we are very excited to have the opportunity to interview Rebecca Soler in our virtual tea party. An Audiofile Earphone Award winning narrator, Rebecca has worked with Marissa Meyer, James Patterson, Judy Blume, and Sarah Dessen. Join us as we talk about what it's like to be a voice actor dealing with authors, Rebecca's experiences with Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches, and what to say to those who think audiobooks don't count for reading. Grab a cup of tea and enjoy this amazing conversation! Be sure to check out our website for a full transcript, with links to all the books mentioned.

July 03, 2017

Episode Forty-Four

The Dispatcher

by John Scalzi
Narrated by Zachary Quinto
What if we lived in a world where those who are murdered get a second chance at life and the only person to bring that victim back was called a Dispatcher? Well guess what...we don't. Join Britney and Brad as they discuss how an audiobook with a famous actor doesn't always make it a blockbuster success. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode. If you don't, you may be murdered, but hey, don't fret, you may be brought back to life!

June 26, 2017