Welcome back for more audio book goodness. Today we are discussing the art of audio book reviewing. By no means do I consider myself an expert on audio book reviewing, or reviewing in general but I have tried a few things along the way. My first piece of advice is to remember that there is no right or wrong way to write a review, period.
That being said I have learned a few things since writing my very first audio book review. (Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson)
- I provide information about release date, publisher, narrator, and length- some people like this information, others don’t care.
- I also include other formats available (I do this on all of my reviews)
- I comment on the story itself. Including my overall reaction to the story. Mention specifics about what I liked or didn’t like just as I would in a print review.
- Narration- did their voice fit the story? Did it add or detract from your listening experience?
- Was there any music or other sound effects?
- Anything else that affected the overall listening experience?
These are just a few of the things that I consider when writing my reviews. Everyone experiences an audio book differently and therefore may pick up on something I did not. That is the great thing about reading reviews. Reading more than one will give you a pretty good picture of what the audio book was like.
Now I turn it over to you, what information do you like to see in an audio book review?
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