"Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them."— Lemony Snicket Picking a good audiobook isn't just about picking the right book. It's about picking a voice you can listen to for the next 12 hours. I've written about it before, but a narrator can make or break an audiobook. Struggling to find… Continue reading Great Audiobook Narrators, Part 1
Title: The Pillars of the Earth Author: Ken Follett My rating: 4 / 5 Genre: Historical Fiction TL;DR: For more conservative readers, there will definitely be some sections to skip over (sex, rape, violence etc.). However, despite these flaws, Follett's world is so captivating and the drama of the cathedral's construction is so captivating, that if you love being sucked… Continue reading Old Book, New Review: The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
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Title: Everyone Brave is Forgiven Author: Chris Cleave My rating: 1 / 5 Genre: Historical Fiction Is it worth reading? No. I found it to be long, flat, and confusing at times. Characters are underdeveloped, the plot tries to accomplish too much, and dialogue is tiresome. There are so many great WWII novels out there ... this is not one of… Continue reading Snooze Alert: Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
Title: The Nest Author: Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney My rating: DNF Genre: Fiction, General Is it worth reading? I wouldn't recommend it. I thought this would be like reading a celebrity gossip magazine—an easy, breezy, guilty pleasure. This was definitely not that. The Nest was more like a romance novel featuring unlikeable characters and catty behavior. >>SPOILER FREE REVIEW<< I hate marking a book… Continue reading DNF: The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
Title: The Underground Railroad Author: Colson Whitehead My rating: 4 / 5 Genre: Historical Fiction Audiobook note: Bahni Turpin does a fantastic job narrating. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to her mastery of different accents and character voices. As you'll see below, I think listening on audiobook really helped me finish this story. Is it worth reading? Yes, yes, yes. The Underground Railroad is not a… Continue reading Book Review: Why You Need to Read The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
We all have our pet peeves when it comes to listening to audiobooks. Here are the top 5 reasons I'll hit "stop" on an audiobook.