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AudioShelf is a weekly book review podcast for lovers of all things literature! Your hosts, Brad and Britney, will discuss many different topics ranging from audiobook reviews, narrator & author interviews, and general industry topics. The episodes are enthusiastic, candid, and above all else, honest.

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AudioShelf is a weekly book review podcast for lovers of all things literature! Your hosts, Brad and Britney, will discuss many different topics ranging from audiobook reviews, narrator & author interviews, and general industry topics. The episodes are enthusiastic, candid, and above all else, honest.

    The Lowdown on Lockdown | Episode 277

    The Lowdown on Lockdown | Episode 277

    With Maryland under a stay-at-home order, we turned to a virtual medium to bring you our bookish opinions :P. Thanks, Zoom (not sponsored).

    Over the weekend we saw an article about a book called Lockdown by Peter May, a crime thriller about a pandemic that puts London in quarantine. Not so crazy of a plot, right? Well back when the book was originally written in 2005 it was dubbed unrealistic by Peter May's publisher and squashed. It wasn't until now that the book was officially released under a new publisher and Peter's hardwork and research brought to the public.

    After some research of our own on thrillers released in 2003-2006 we are now asking for the REAL reason why the og publisher rejected Lockdown. We are talking all about our theories, the other books in that decade, and...just generally talking with cocktails because we are starved for human interaction.

    Check out the original article: https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/04/us/peter-may-lockdown-coronavirus-book-trnd/index.html

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    • 20 min
    Is Goodreads censoring you? | Episode 276

    Is Goodreads censoring you? | Episode 276

    A Goodreads librarian has got something against the monthly free audible originals and it's making people REAL mad. When Brad first noticed that his 2019 book challenge number dropped by 8 books, he started hunting for the cause. It didn't take him long to realize that Goodreads was deleting books that he had listened to and were made available to him and loads of others through the monthly Audible originals program. According to the Goodreads librarian manual a piece of material can be deleted and labeled "NOT A BOOK" if it doesn't meet the manuals standards. Not only is it an incredibly rude practice to label someone's work NOT A BOOK, but it's a completely ridiculous rule. Audible Originals, no matter who is able to get them or not (note, everyone can buy Audible Originals once they are out of the freebie month), ARE books and deserve to be treated as such no matter what stage of current availability they are in. Are we going to start labeling ARCs "NOT BOOKS"? Or advanced listening copies from Libro.FM as NOT BOOKS? WHERE'S THE LINE?! Because right now it seems to be arbitrarily against Audible.

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    • 15 min
    Who is going to win this fight? | Episode 275

    Who is going to win this fight? | Episode 275

    Here's the game. We each went through our Audible Original books, picked different ones to listen to, came together to have them fight it out on which one was better. Britney chose The Messengers, which was a March freebie for audible users, and Brad chose Tinaca Jones, which was a February freebie. We fight to the DEATH....just kidding...Tune in to find out which book gets the K.O and which one will survive on the shelf!

    Let us know what Audible Originals you've listened to lately and if we should have them fight in future rounds of Audible vs Audible!

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    • 13 min
    Audiobooks to last you through quarantine | Episode 274

    Audiobooks to last you through quarantine | Episode 274

    We read an article from Yahoo called "10 celebrity narrated audiobooks to listen to while quarantined" and we started thinking "huh, you know who sometimes SUCKS at narrating books and the only reason their audiobooks do well is because they have a pre-existing fan base and have the publicity to push their crap harder than anyone else? CELEBRITIES". So we decided to pick out some audiobooks narrated by career narrators that are awesome reads to get you through these social distancing times. We also have a pile of honorable mentions that...may have a subtle message to take care of yourself.

    Let us know what you are reading while in quarantine, and WASH YOUR DAMN HANDS, PLEASE!

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    • 17 min
    The Kill Club by Wendy Heard | Episode 273

    The Kill Club by Wendy Heard | Episode 273

    This club is DEADLY. The Kill Club by Wendy Heard is a fast paced action thriller that centers around...yup you guessed it....a club that kills people. When our main character, Jazz, is contacted by the nefarious club and promised a means to gain custody of her little brother, she agrees to commit murder. But a series of misfortunes leads to HER becoming a target of the club where even the most prim and proper are capable of taking lives.

    Check out our review and let us know in the comments what you think! And don't forget to subscribe for more interesting reviews and discussions!

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    • 10 min
    YA fantasy authors dipping their toes into the adult fantasy pond | Episode 272

    YA fantasy authors dipping their toes into the adult fantasy pond | Episode 272

    We have a questions for young adult fantasy authors...what pulls some of you to the adult fantasy world? In today's latest discussion we are talking about authors who started out in the YA world and then ventured into the adult scene, why they may do this, and what authors we could see dabbling in adult fantasy next.

    Let us know in the comments below what YA fantasy authors YOU could see releasing the next great adult fantasy!

    Also, the ice cream we are eating is Nightfood. We were given a promotional giftcard to get 2 free pints in exchange for a review and promotion. While we loved the flavors and abundance of chocolatey chips, our stomachs revolted against us a little later. We think it's because of the sugar content and we aren't sure if others had the same issue. We'd recommend for those that have strong tummies, though!

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

paulireads ,

Love Brad and Brittany!

Audio shelf is the place to be for those who want to be in the know for the best audiobooks! Ever!

JenJenMessDuck ,

I absolutely love this show!

I don’t read or listen to any book until I listen to Britney and Brad review it. I find their tastes to be exactly like mine. I think their commentary is hilarious. I find myself laughing and answering their rhetorical questions. I feel like I’m talking to long-time friends. You don’t need to read or listen to the books before you listen to their shows, but I promise they’ll make you want to read or listen to them! I also LOVEEEE their YouTube channel of the same name.

createacass ,

Feels like hanging out with your smartest and coolest friends

Just found this podcast, and am loving it! Excellent sound quality, the hosts have great report and cover really interesting and relevant topics. Looking foward to hearing more!

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