Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Aduio Book Reviewing what's important

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 Discuss the essentials of audiobook reviewing. What do you make sure to include? What do you want to see when you read other people’s reviews?

This weeks second discussion question is about reviewing audio books.  When I first started writing reviews of audio books there wasn't much difference between them and my reviews of print books.  I would say that there probably isn't much difference now either except I always try to mention who the narrator is and if I thought they did a good job or not.  As I have read on other blogs today and I totally agree a narrator can make or ruin a book.  I remember listening to a book that I had read before and I really enjoyed the book but because the narrator paused at the wrong spots and you could audibly hear her swallow I hated that audio.  Unfortunately she narrates the rest of the series and even though I would really like to hear that series I have stayed away from it because she is the narrator.  Hopefully I will write more about narrators on Thursday.  If the narrator is outstanding I will try to bring that out as well in my review.


  1. I hate when a bad narrator ruins a good book like that!

  2. I'm trying to be more consistent in my audio reviews and mention something about the production in each review.

    Kristin @ Always With a Book

  3. There is a series I had to switch to print over because the narrator had qualities that drove me nuts. I noted that in my review. The good news, I've found, is that those narrators are few and far between.

  4. I know what you mean. It's amazing the power they have. They can make me hate an audio or listen to the entire series.

  5. I agree about the role the narrator plays in a book, but I also tend to shy away from some genres in audio.


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