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Welcome to June Is Audiobook Month (and Giveaway)!

Wow! Last week was an incredible experience for me. I haven’t had an opportunity to fully digest all that happened. Trust me. More about my Audiobook Blogger of the Year adventure will follow soon. Still, I must share one thing to kick off June Is Audiobook Month.  Since the dawn of the Armchair Audies, the […]

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman ~ Review of the Full-Cast Audiobook Production

The Graveyard Book: Full-Cast Production by Neil Gaiman My Reading Format: Listened via Scribd app. Audiobook Published by: Harper Audio Narrators: Neil Gaiman, Derek Jacobi, Robert Madge, Clare Corbett, Miriam Margolyes, Andrew Scott, and Julian Rhind-Tutt Audiobook Length: 8 hours 24 minutes Summary from the Publisher: Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is […]

The Over Earnest, Over Protective Mother in Modern Fiction

This year I learned that there is something about over earnest, over protective mothers in fiction that just doesn’t work for me. A while back Jen from Devourer of Books once wrote an excellent post about how a royal mother choosing to nurse her own babies in Historical Fiction is like a key word for […]

Monday Mini ~ The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

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. Thanksgiving ushers in the holiday season. I know that retailers see Halloween […]

Monday Mini ~ Beautiful Ruins

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. This week I’m featuring an audiobook I’ve already written about extensively in […]

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain Published by: Harper Collins Published on: May 1, 2012 Page Count: 320 Genre: Fiction My Reading Format: Audiobook purchased with a credit gifted to me by the best dad in the whole wide world Audiobook Published by: Harper Audio Narrator: Oliver Wyman Audiobook Length: 11 hours 39 […]

#419 ~ State of Wonder

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett Published by: Harper Published on: June 2011 Page Count: 388 Genre: Literary Fiction My Reading Format: Audiobook rented from my local public library. Audiobook Published by: Harper Audio Narrator: Hope Davis Audiobook Length: 12 hours 25 minutes Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook Armchair Audies Category: Literary Fiction My […]

Announcing the Armchair Audies

There once was a time when I lived for the award season. I wanted to know who was nominated and what they wore on the red carpet. Then I fell in love with audiobooks and discovered The Audies. Now I can’t be bothered to watch any awards ceremonies. I even jumped off Twitter on the […]

#385 ~ House of Sand and Fog

House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III Published by: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. Published on: February 1999 Page Count: 368 Genre: Literary Fiction My Reading Format: Audiobook purchased through Audible.com with a credit Audiobook Published by: Harper Audio Narrator: Andre Dubus III and Fontaine Dollas Dubus Audiobook Length: 13 hours 53 […]