Monday, May 24, 2010

Know Your Reader!

I live 35 minutes away from work (on a non-traffic jam day). In an average week that's 350 minutes (or 5.83333) hours in the car. Trapped there with Birmingham radio. Eventually I gave in to the lure of the audiobook as a way to combat the boredom of these commutes. Some have been really good, others really annoying - like the one where the reader pronounced kudzu "koodzoo" over and over and over again. I've learned to be a bit more discerning when I browse the collection, and am paying more attention to the reader.

Last week I checked out three audiobooks based on the reader. Right now I am listening to Shiver, written by Maggie Steifvater and read by Jenna Lamia. Jenna also narrated The Secret Life of Bees, which I loved on audio. And so far I'm not disappointed with Shiver. The story is amazing and Jenna does an excellent job with the character of Grace. I wish I could point you to a sample of the audiobook, but I couldn't find one online. But I did find this fantastic  fanmade book trailer for the book...

Shiver Book Trailer


Jenne said...

The book trailer link seems to be broken. Great post! I also listen to audiobooks on the way to work. It is the main way I get to read! And a good reader really is the key.

Cheryl Burnette said...

Thanks Jenne for letting us know. The link has been fixed ;^D