Hi peeps! It’s day 2 of Audiobook Week (hosted by Jen @ Devourer of Books), and today’s topic is the essentials of audiobook reviews. If you’re new here, check out my post for yesterday where I discuss how I came to love audiobooks, when/where I listen, and my favorite listens from the past year!
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?
I’ve been listening to and reviewing audiobooks for a while, but I am by no means an expert. I’ve made an effort to improve my audiobook reviews over the past year (I’m embarrassed of my early ones), and I’m always looking for ways to make mine better. For today’s post I decided to list things that I both want to see in other’s reviews and what I now try to include in my own.
Audiobook Review Essentials:
- List the title, author, and all narrators
- Include the length (hours/minutes), and how many discs if applicable
- List the publisher of the audiobook
- Give your opinion of the narrator – voice, performance, speed
- Give your opinion of the story itself (without the audio being a factor)
- Mention if the audio includes music, sound bytes, or distinct sounds
- Include details regarding how the audiobook is performed: full cast, alternating chapters by narrators, etc.
- If you have a hard time paying attention to the audiobook because your mind is wondering, and not because you’re doing other things at the same time that distracts you – mention it! I want to know if the narrator/storyline grips you… or not.
Making this list was a great reminder of how I want my own reviews to be like. What’s missing from my list? What do you look for in an audiobook review? I’m really looking forward to reading everyone’s posts on this topic!
Happy Audiobook Week!