Saturday, January 6, 2018

Audiobook Roundup

I'm not permitted to share my full reviews for AudioFile Magazine, but here are snippets and links to my recent reviews.  It's quite a disparate collection of titles!

By: Ann Bausum
Narrated by: Karen Chilton
Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
Recorded Books, 2017

Narrator Karen Chilton echoes the determination of Civil Rights activists in Mississippi's often overlooked but hugely influential March against Fear in 1966. 

The Wind in the Willows

By: Kenneth Grahame
Narrated by: Simon Vance
Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
Brilliance Audio, 2017

Award-winning narrator Simon Vance has the perfect English accent for this 1908 classic featuring four anthropomorphized friends: Mole, Rat, Toad, and Badger. The Wind in the Willows was one of my childhood favorites.  It's a perfect book for shared family listening in the car.  I've listened to excerpts of several other versions of this audio book, and I believe that Simon Vance's recording may be the new standard by which others are judged. 

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo

By: F. C. Yee
Narrated by: Nancy Wu
Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
Recorded Books, 2017

Once Genie Lo's only concerns were college applications--that is, until the ancient Chinese Monkey King leapt upon her Silicon Valley school desk in the form of the scandalously handsome rebel Quentin Sun.


Beneath the Waves - a review

As we read disturbing news accounts of dying manatees , environmental disasters caused by toxic waste, and ocean pollution on the scale of ...