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Episode 201

The Unfinished Garden

by Barbara Claypole White, Narrated by Ana Clements & Paul Heitsch
A stop on the Kate Rock Book Tours!
We’re not going to let a thunderstorm and power outage stop us from reviewing Barbara Claypole White’s The Unfinished Garden. This novel is about a man with a severe case of OCD who seeks out help with his disorder from a woman who’s grieving the loss of her husband. Will they fall in love? Can dirt be what brings them together. A special thank you to Kate Rocks from Kate Rock Book Tours for including us on The Unfinished Gardens book tour as well as supplying us with a copy of Barbara's novel!

July 01, 2019

Have you ever stopped a book mid-way through because you weren’t grasping the material? What about if you simply didn’t like it? Do you feel guilty for stopping a book mid-way through? These are the questions we answer on today’s brand new episode of AudioShelf! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, AND our Patreon to participate in future questions & polls!

June 27, 2019

Episode 199

Da Vinci in Love

by Maysam Yabandeh
Narrated by Joseph Bevilacqua
FULL DISCLOSURE: this is NOT a positive review When we’re asked to review books, we go into every one really excited that someone is trusting US to provide an honest review of their work, as well as really hopeful that the book is going to be good. Then we get ones where we simply just don’t enjoy. Da Vinci in Love is one of them. Sit back, put your feet up, and listen to how AudioShelf critically analyzes and provides suggestive feedback to authors who write material that doesn’t quite meet our fancy.

June 24, 2019

On today's Talks episode we are discussing books that took us by surprise. Some books have a twist that just leaves us speechless. We don't know what just hit us, but we sure weren't expecting it AT. ALL. Now, don't get it twisted, in some cases that isn't necessarily a good thing, which we talk about as well. Tune in for our latest AudioShelf Talks and hear all about the twists that made us go "whaaaaa?!"

June 20, 2019

Episode 197

The Mystery of Alice

by Lee Bacon
Narrated by Bryan Kennedy, Jessica Almasy, Josh Hurley, Cassandra Morris, Libby McKnight, Emily Bauer, Michael Crouch
Oh Alice, where have you gone? What are up to? How are you only in 8th grade!? This week we are chatting all about the Audible Studio Original, The Mystery of Alice by Lee Bacon. It's a book that we know not many adults will think to listen to since it deals with middle school aged kids, but the topics surrounding this mystery novel are all very intriguing, and reminiscent of Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars (the good years). It's a quick listen that will make you feel like you are in an old time radio drama. We highly recommend for it a summer drive to the beach/mountains/wherever you're going for vacay!

June 17, 2019

Summer is upon us and you know what that means? Time to break out the summer books! But what makes a good summer read? Is it a thriller, a romance, something steamier, perhaps? Well that is what we are discussing FOR you today! We dive in to what type of book is best for this typically hot season and even get a little into the types of reading atmospheres you may find yourself in! Join in the discussion over on our socials or in the comments below! We can't wait to hear what you are reading & listening to and where you'll be as well!

June 13, 2019

Episode 195

Black Wings Beating

by Alex London
Narrated by Michael Crouch, & Brittany Pressley
We love a good fantasy! Especially when it involves birds! This week we are chatting bout Black Wings Beating by Alex London, an adventurous little number that will have you looking at bird calls in an entirely different way! As always, our books discussions contain zero spoilers and are available to you whether you have read this book, or not! We hope you enjoy our chat! Also, we'll be chatting with the author of this novel VERY soon, if you have any questions you'd love for us to ask him, leave them below and we'll see what we can do :D

June 10, 2019

Episode 194

AudioShelf Talks : Unreliable Narrators

Okay, so this week we are giving an opinion that we KNOW is going to cause controversy and you know what, we don't care! We have a different idea of what constitutes as an unreliable narrator and we are counting down the days until we do a revisit of our opinion with Britney's husband, Shawn, who was more than ready to give his thoughts on the topic while editing this episode. You may agree with us, and you may not, but that's the whole point of our weekly talks episodes: to have a discussion with EVERYONE! Sound off in the comments what your thoughts are!

June 06, 2019

Episode 193

Apollo is Mine

by Mila Young
Narrated by Stacy Gonzalez, James Cassidy, Rich Miller, Mark Larchmont
This week, we are getting STEAMY with the gods in our review of Apollo is Mine by Mila Young. We tried our hardest to stay SFW in our discussion of this (mostly) sophisticated fantasy erotica about a girl tasked with protecting the world alongside Greek gods and protecting more ways than one ;P. We make zero promises that we don't embarrass ourselves, but ya know....whatever! We like to have fun and talk like no one is listening! Thank you Spectrum Audiobooks for providing us with this book in exchange for an honest review!

June 03, 2019

Episode 192

Author Spotlight: Shea Ernshaw

Magic and Mystery Marvel!
We cannot recommend Shea and her magical novels enough. She will cast a spell on you and there will be absolutely NOTHING you can do except read her novels. Her first novel, The Wicked Deep, was reviewed by AudioShelf, which you should TOTALLY check out, and her next novel, Winterwood, comes out in November. We have already witnessed SOME of Shea's magic, and we cannot wait to be back in her world when her next best seller comes out! Also, Shea, will you come to Maryland and eat cake with us?

May 30, 2019