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AudioShelf is a weekly book review Podcast and YouTube channel 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 and YouTube channel 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.

    Read It & Watch | Episode 290

    Read It & Watch | Episode 290

    Lifetime may think that it's cool, but their book to movie adaptations are out of control. We recently listened to the novel Ten by Gretchen McNeil, narrated by Tavia Gilbert. Ten is a YA thriller/horror about a group of teens that go out to a secluded island for a weekend of partying. However things quickly go off the rails when one by one the teens are savagely murdered. Lifetime has entered the chat.

    In 2017 Lifetime released the movie adaptation of this novel, called Ten: Murder Island. It was basically word for word, scene for scene the same as the book. But when the acting is questionable and the pacing is smashed into an hour and a half...you run into some issues. We're talking all about those issues today in our duel review of both Ten the book and movie.

    Let us know if you enjoyed either the book or movie in the comments below, and please feel free to follow along with us on our various socials!

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    • 20 min
    Sister Dear by Hannah Mary McKinnon | Episode 289

    Sister Dear by Hannah Mary McKinnon | Episode 289

    One of us really loved this one. One of us got to the final 2% and just kept screaming "COME ONNNNNNN".

    Hannah Mary McKinnon's latest thriller, Sister Dear, is a polarizing novel that will make you side eye your parents and ask them if there's any chance that you have a half sibling that is super rich, beautiful, amazing, smart, everything you're not. I'm sure they'll say no, but don't blame us if a deep family secret is exposed....

    One thing we both had in common while listening to the audiobook version of Sister Dear (narrated by the amazing Lauren Ezzo), is that we could not put it down. It was enthralling and unique, and you'll constantly be asking "when is Eleanor going to snap, because I'm about to snap!". It's a book you'll either love 100% of, or love 98% of and just have to create a brand new ending for...unless Hannah Mary has a sequel up her sleeve.... mwahahah


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    • 19 min
    Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron | Episode 288

    Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron | Episode 288

    When life gives you a bunch of tyrannical patriarchy lemons.....SMASH THEM IN THE FACE AND TELL THEM YOU PREFER ICED TEA.

    We all know the fairy tale of Cinderella: abused and treated as a servant by her step-mother and step-sisters, Cinderella was visited by a fairy godmother the night of a big soiree and gifted a beautiful gown, glass slippers, and sick ride to the castle. She met the prince, fell in love immediately, but had to rush home or risk having her identity exposed as the magical gifts of the godmother would disappear. As she ran away, a single, dainty glass slipper was left behind. Prince Charming used the slipper as a way to find his beloved, the evil step-mother and sisters were outcast, and Cinderella and the Prince lived happily ever after, right? WRONG.

    In Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron, we get this story flipped on it's head. This is a fast paced novel that will keep you hooked from beginning to end. You'll be invested in our main character's journey as she fights to end the centuries old, sexist rules. This is a book you should have already picked up like....last week.

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    • 15 min
    This is How I Lied by Heather Gudenkauf | Episode 287

    This is How I Lied by Heather Gudenkauf | Episode 287

    We love a thriller with liars...which is basically all thrillers ever. Heather Gundenkauf's This is How I Lied is a suspense that will have you asking the big question of: What the heck is up with this town?! 25 years ago, 16 year old Eve Knox's body was found by her best friend, Maggie, and little sister, Nola. It was a tragic scene and a horrific murder that shook the tiny town to it's core. Maggie's father was the lead investigator at the time, but soon the case ran cold and was closed. In the present, new evidence in Eve's murder is found and Maggie, now a police officer, takes the lead in the reopened case (totally unethical, but, hey, small towns). Secrets are unearthed and old suspects come back into the spotlight in this female detective thrill that will have you blaming EVERYBODY... even the neighbors cat.

    We listened to the audiobook version on Overdrive, which was narrated by the fabulous Brittany Pressley. She gave us chills, gasps, and some uncomfortable laughs in this 10 hour audio who dunnit.

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    • 21 min
    How to Save a Life by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke | Episode 286

    How to Save a Life by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke | Episode 286

    In Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke's latest collaboration, How to Save a Life, they tackle the magical realism that is groundhog day. No, not the day that we where a rodent pops out of the ground and tells us if we'll have more winter or get spring soon, but the phenomenon of repeating a day over and over again until some sort of change is made by our sufferer. This was a fast and fantastic read. It doesn't waste ANY time at all and you really grow attached to every single character (even if you find a particular one super annoying).

    We not only had the honor of receiving How to Save a Life as an arc, but we also had the pleasure of chatting with Lisa and Liz over on our Instagram (@audioshelfme). If you're interested in hearing the two best friends talk about their process and some more BTS of the making of this book, go check it out and give us a follow.

    How to Save a Life comes out July 14th (TODAY) and we encourage you greatly to go grab a copy from your local bookstore, or from Bookshop! (not sponsored, just really like what their doing for the book world).

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    • 15 min
    A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow | Episode 285

    A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow | Episode 285

    Well, sometimes you love the fantasy and some times you wish for more contemporary. That is exactly what happened to us with the audiobook version of A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow. The blend of realism with mythos, and half the narration just did not mesh with us at all.

    Now, that doesn't mean this book is one to avoid. What didn't work for us, WILL work for many others. The contemporary base of the novel is beautifully written and we think that a younger generation would 1000% benefit from the way it approaches the Black Lives Matter movement and ending police brutality via mythological creatures and fantasy. We, unfortunately, just wanted a little more contemporary and a little less sprites, gargoyles, and serpents.

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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Tdixon508 ,

One of my favorite audiobooks!

I love the hosts! They are engaging, seem down to earth, and thorough!

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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!

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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.

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