Audio Book Month – The Wrap Up and YOUR Thoughts w/ Giveaway!

Audio month

Is it  wrong that now that we are at the end of June and audio month sadly draws to a close that I want to take this above picture and cross out the word June and put July?  *sigh*  All good things must come to an end.

It seems like audio book month went so fast!  I had a blast being such an active part of it this year and I hope that you enjoyed the posts here from audio book discussions, audio book reviews, and the amazing narrators who chimed in with their thoughts and experiences with audio.  Special thanks to our narrators who hung out here:

Johnny Heller

Therese Plummer

Allyson Johnson

Tavia Gilbert

Xe Sands

Karen White

Patrick Lawlor

Ellen Archer

Khristine Hvam

Good times people… good times. 🙂

And now as I wrap this up I would love to hear some feedback from you on these posts. This posts comments also go into the giveaway that has been running all month for commenting on Audio Book related posts..

Here is what I would love to know:

1.  Did any of the posts from this month encourage you to try an audiobook?  (New or a long time listen of audio, which audio, and which post?

1a.  If you did try an audiobook how was it?

2.  Was there a particular post that you enjoyed out of all the audio posts.  If so, which one?  Why that one?

3.  Did you learn anything from the posts by the Narrators?

4.  What would you like to know more of about audio books?



As a refresher – here are the posts once again for the last time:

Intro to Audiobook Month

The Acting Of Narration with Johnny Heller

Delicious by Ruth Reichl

A Day In The Life Of Narrating by Narrator Therese Plummer

The Beginning of Narration by Narrator Allyson Johnson

The BEST audiobooks according to the listeners

If I Can’t Have You by Gregg Olsen and Rebecca Morris

Top 5 audiobooks according to narrator Tavia Gilbert

Look Ma!  NO hands!  Audiobooks MY Way!

Things To Look For When Picking Your Next Audio by Narrator Xe Sands

Then and Always by Dani Atkins

Beyond Books by Narrator Karen White

The Other Story by Tatiana De Rosnay

The Narrating Life by Narrator Patrick Lawlor

Mrs. Hemingway by Naomi Woods

The Art Of Secrets by James Klise

The Best Part Of Narrating By Narrator Ellen Archer

That’s Narrating!  By Narrator Khristine Hvam


Please watch this site for June audio book related posts like this one.  For every post you comment on in June that has this audio book symbol:

Audio month, Book Journey, Sheila DeChantalI will put you into a drawing for a $25 book certificate for each comment (Barnes and Noble or Amazon – your choice).  Winner will be drawn in July.

21 thoughts on “Audio Book Month – The Wrap Up and YOUR Thoughts w/ Giveaway!

  1. I enjoyed hearing about how the narrators got into narrating books. That seems like such a niche job field and you got to speak to a lot of people who fell into it. Thank you again for hosting.

  2. It’s been a great month thank you. Loved all the book & narrator highlights. I will most definitely be looking into audio in the future.

  3. This series of posts were great! I liked getting to know more about the narrators, their preparation, how they got into narrating and their love of the job. I have not listened to Johnny Heller or Therese Plummer yet.

  4. Oh dear, I wish I’d made a note about the things I got out of your Audiobook month so I could be helpful. That said, I enjoyed your posts very much and know for sure I went looking for some of the audiobooks mentioned and read the narrators’ stories. I listen to at least two audiobooks a month from sometimes four. I got a lot out of your audiobook
    month and next time I’ll make the effort to note down its impact on my listening. In actual fact I get a lot out of your blog and am so very impressed with your energy and your smile that comes through in the words you write. Thank you for your blog!

    1. Thank you! That is helpful Diane. I didn’t want to take away from my regular non audio book readers but I am hoping i gave it a nice mix to hold everyone’s attention 🙂 It was a lot of fun working with the narrators and I learned a lot about audio from them.

  5. I just felt more inspired to listen to more audio this month. One thing that has helped me is the Overdrive app on my phone. Before that I was listening to audio CDs and my car was very picky about what it would play but once the CD player broke, I realized I could listen to audio books in my car by cranking up the volume of my phone. This kind of expands what I can listen to as long as I can download it from the library!

    I loved your review of Delicious by Ruth Reichl and I hope to read the book in some form even if I can’t get the audio. I also enjoyed reading the interviews/posts with the narrators.

  6. I did try an audiobook this month, but it wasn’t because of your highlight, specifically. It was mostly because circumstances were favorable, which doesn’t happen often at all in my life. Although the general buzz about #JIAM may have contributed.

  7. I especially loved the interviews with the narrators 🙂 AND, I’ll have you know that, because of you making me aware of Audiobook Month, I brought it up to an editor I met at the conference Saturday night. I suggested that, in order for her to be able to fit in more time “reading,” she might want to try audio while she’s doing mundane things 🙂 Thanks, Sheila! 😀

  8. oh my goodness did I learn lots? YES! so much more in the background to producing what’s basically a pleasure for readers… the hrs and the efforts of so many involved – no wonder they’ve moved into the home studio narrator rather than directors and engineers – the cost would be exhorbitant !
    a great month – one i’ve been enjoying on the listening end of it especially as health issues often keep me off the pc – audios are a true and welcome gift for this reader!
    thanks for devoting so much of your time to providing this month of learning, Sheila!

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