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Reading, Blogging, and the Power of Why

I spent half of last week attending the Human Performance Institute‘s Corporate Athlete course. While the title of this course focuses on work, this course has changed my life on every level. Having listened to much of the audiobook of All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner leading up to that business trip also helped to set the […]

Monday Mini ~ The Transcriptionist by Amy Rowland

Getting back into the swing of things each week is hard. So is finding the quiet time to write a review over the weekend. In order to ease out of the weekend, I’ve decided to begin my blogging week with a mini review. It’s been a while, folks. Blogging just hasn’t been a priority for […]

The 2014 Short Stories/Collections Audie Award Winner and Giveaway

When I was asked to participate in the APA’s @Audiobook Community Audio Month campaign I jumped at the chance to feature the Short Stories/Collections category. After judging the Literary Fiction category for three years, I discovered this category and was so happy judging it. It offers such a wide variety of stories and narrators. While […]

Summer Shorts ’14 Blog Hop featuring Jo Anna Perrin

I am so glad that Summer Shorts has returned again this year for another round of wonderful short narrations recorded by the best of the best audiobook narrators in the business. Today I have the good fortune of featuring Jo Anna Perin, talented narrator, writer, co-founder of Abbreviated Audio, and personal friend who frequently makes […]

Monday Mini ~ The Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham

Getting back into the swing of things each week is hard. So is finding the quiet time to write a review over the weekend. In order to ease out of the weekend, I’ve decided to begin my blogging week with a mini review. I typically don’t listen to celebrity narrators outside of the titles I […]

Summer Shorts ’14 Blog Hop Featuring Dion Graham

I am so glad that Summer Shorts has returned again this year for another round of wonderful short narrations recorded by the best of the best audiobook narrators in the business. Today I have the good fortune of featuring Dion Graham. June wouldn’t be audiobook month for me if Dion didn’t stop by the blog. […]

Summer Shorts ’14 Blog Hop featuring John Lee

I am so glad that Summer Shorts has returned again this year for another round of wonderful short narrations recorded by the best of the best audiobook narrators in the business. This year I have the good fortune of featuring John Lee, the multi-award winning narrator of over 400 titles to date. To prepare for […]

Monday Mini ~ Frog Music by Emma Donoghue

Getting back into the swing of things each week is hard. So is finding the quiet time to write a review over the weekend. In order to ease out of the weekend, I’ve decided to begin my blogging week with a mini review. Last year I listened to Emma Donoghue’s Astray because it got such […]

A Listener’s Choice JIAM Giveaway

During the Audie Awards last Thursday, Team Armchair Audies announced the winner of the first Listener’s Choice Award. While the Audies are mainly focused on the publishing companies as they nominate titles they would like to see win in each of the categories, the Listener’s Choice Award was focused on the narrator and the story. […]

1st Annual Armchair Audies Listener’s Choice Awards

Last year I did a lot of raging against the Audiobook of the Year machine. While on one level I understood that this Audie award was based on marketing and sales figures, I could not let go of what I feel the winner of the Audiobook of the Year Award should signify: an audiobook and […]