AudioShelf A Podcast for AudioBookWorms

Episodes

Bonus Episode

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

by J.K. Rowling
Narrated by Eddie Redmayne
Basilisks, Griffins, and Leprechauns - these are just a few of the beasts unleashed in this textbook. In this very different type of audiobook, we travel across five continents, observing and learning about the many creatures that inhabit our world. Join us as we flex our Magizoology chops and discover if this magical textbook is worthy of a Shelf or a Shove straight into the mouth of a beast. *NOTE* This book is not your 9th grade social studies textbook.

April 20, 2017

Episode Thirty-Four

Ready Player One

by Ernest Cline
Narrated by Wil Wheaton
Strap on your VR headset (or earbuds) and explore the crazy world of 80’s pop culture, video games, and a worldwide puzzle. Shawn joins Brad and Britney for a very special episode where we review this thrilling story about a group of young adults searching for the late James Halliday’s easter egg, which promises all the world’s riches. Will they Shelf the story for its nostalgic homages, or Shove it like the Sixers? Find out in today’s epic episode!

April 17, 2017

Episode Thirty-Three

The Bad Beginning: A Series of Unfortunate Events #1

by Lemony Snicket
Narrated by Tim Curry
Before you listen any further, we want to warn you that this episode is not for the faint of heart. In the next 30 minutes, Britney and Brad will take you on a turbulent journey. Turbulent, a word which here means unsettling and chaotic. Join them as they describe the genius that is Tim Curry as he narrates the unfortunate lives of the three Baudelaire orphans, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny, and their horrible long distant relative's, Olaf, quest to obtain their fortune. However, there is a twist to Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events; is the entire 13 audiobook series worth shelving?

April 10, 2017

Bonus Episode

Dragon World

by Geraldine Allie
Narrated by Paul Rogan
Sorcerers, Kings, and Dragons...oh my! Join Britney and Brad as they travel to Geraldine Allie's Dragon World--a mystical world that may become extinct if an occult and priceless item isn't returned in time. Will AudioShelf Shelf this fantasy prequel, or will they Shove it to the pits of the magical realm of dragons. *This is the first prequel of the Seers of the Moon Series by Allie.*

April 06, 2017

Episode Thirty-Two

Uglies

by Scott Westerfeld
Narrated by Carine Montbertrand / Emily Tremaine
Getting plastic surgery to become "Pretty" at 16 years old is completely normal, right? Maybe not. However, in this journey, Britney and Brad give their opinions on the audiobook, Uglies, by Scott Westerfeld--a novel that defies the troupes of most young adult dystopian novels and gives us a protagonist that rebels against the idea of conformity. Not only does this episode feature an in depth comparison of two audiobook narrators from two different audio versions of the same book, but Britney and Brad will answer the question of whether they will Shelf or Shove one narration, both narrations, or neither! Find out which narrator brings the most life into a beautifully written fictional piece of art.

April 03, 2017

Episode Thirty-One

Anna Dressed in Blood

by Kendare Blake
Narrated by August Ross
A ghost, a ghost killer, teenage love, epic action scenes, and two podcasters going head-to-head about whether they enjoyed an audiobook--what's more to love? Join Britney and Brad as they deliberate how writing and narration can make or break an audiobook. In this episode, the journey between villain and hero is tested and bloody dresses are in fashion. Does AudioShelf Shove this audiobook down the gapes of hell or do they Shelf this audiobook to prepare for it's sequel? Find out on this episode featuring Anna Dressed in Blood.

March 27, 2017

Episode Thirty

Legacy: A Musical Indictment, Episode 1

by November Christine
Narrated by Brant Rotnem et al.
In this episode, we see Hip-Hop crossing with History. Fans of Hamilton may be interested in hearing what we have to say about November Christine's audio-creation of Legacy: A Musical Indictment. AudioShelf has never reviewed an audiobook like this one. Join us as we discuss the music, talent, and controversy that goes into this retelling of the morally corrupt man of God, Martin Luther. Will AudioShelf Shove Luther to the curb or will they Shelf this audiobook and retain its Legacy?

March 23, 2017

Things aren't always easy. In this brief bonus episode, we share some of our less successful attempts at recording our review of The Incurables. Laugh along with us, and make sure to check out our review of The Incurables by Jon Bassoff!

March 20, 2017

Episode Twenty-Nine

The Incurables

by Jon Bassoff
Narrated by Richard Rieman
Today's episode will hit you like an ice pick through the eyes. That's right, a full on transorbital lobotomy! Join "messiah's," Britney and Brad, as they dissect the similarities between faith and delusion, discuss what separates a great narrator from an average reader, and talk about the many demented characters that bring Jon Bassoff's The Incurables to the edge of insanity. Narrated by Richard Rieman, this audiobook will have you either fascinated with the crossings of religion and science or just plain scared of humanity. Find out if we will Shelf this audiobook or Shove an ice pick through it instead.

March 20, 2017

Episode Twenty-Eight

Beauty and the Beast

by Mordicai Gerstein
Narrated by Mia Farrow
A tale as old as time, a song as old as rhyme, Britney and the Brad. Today, we discuss (and sing) the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast. In this audiobook, you'll find drastic changes from Disney's animated movie, a story about love, friendship, and acceptance, and an audio production that is definitely one for the books! Will this audiobook "be our guest" on our shelf? Or will it be shoved outside the castle? Find out on today's musically enhanced finale of AudioShelf's #DisneyWeek.

March 16, 2017