Welcome to day two of Audiobook Week! I hope you’ve been able to visit some posts and read some reviews. I had fun yesterday clicking through to as many of the participants as I had time for, and I’m looking forward to visiting even more today.
Today’s topic is on reviewing audiobooks. I have to admit that I still feel like a novice in this area. I’ve been listening to audiobooks for years, and have always reviewed them along with the print books I read, but it is only lately that I’ve tried to look at reviewing audiobooks as a different thing. So far, the only thing I’ve thought to do is to add a little note at the bottom reviewing the book from an audio perspective.
When I read other people’s audiobook reviews, though, they seem to be better able to weave the audio aspects naturally into the review. What I mainly am looking for is some indication of whether or not the book works well on audio, and I especially want to know if the book is better that way than it would be in print. I also want to know if the narrator isn’t very good, if he or she has any vocal tics that might be distracting, or if he or she reads very slowly.
What about you? What do you look for in an audiobook review?