Good Morning. Note that Audio Book Week has invaded Book Journey. My morning posts this week will have to do with the topic of the day that the delightful Jen from Devourer Of Books has put up. This morning I will have another post up soon, a fun one that Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) and I came up with. And forgive me but more than likely there will be a third post today, later an audio review with a giveaway.
SO todays question is:
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?
Audio reviews. You know I have become better at reviewing them lately. I used to just review them like one would a book, and for the most part that is true… but really there should be a few extras.
As an audio book listener, then reading a review here is what I would like to know:
- The Narration. I am still new enough to audio that I can not pull many narrators out of my head, but I like hearing about them, and I hear a few gushings about great narrating I know to watch for what they are reading. I also want to know on a narrator I am not familiar with (errrr…. most of them) how they were during the reading. Honestly, a good audio book will not sounds like someone is reading out of a book. Instead – you will get lost in the language, the rhythm and the story itself.
2. Length. Sometimes I am in the mood for a longer audio book, and I will invest the time if it is a book that I have really been wanting to get into. However, I like to know up front just as much as a 4 hour audio might make me go… huh… why so short, an eighteen hour audio will make me really want to consider if I want to dive into audio on that one or go with the book.
Those are my two big audio review tips for today. 😀 I am getting ready for work this morning, and will be back later this afternoon to check out what you are all doing.