Audiobook Services Review: For the Audiobook Worm

a) Students can create book reviews. After they finish reading a book, they can create audio QR codes, and paste them onto the back covers of the books. That way, other students can listen to these audio book reviews, before reading the book. How fun is it to make a book talk! I am embedding the QR code separately, just to help you read it in case you won’t be able to scan the tiny one of the book because of the picture’s low resolution.

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I have a tendency to write really short reviews when I do audio book reviews. I have a harder time during a summary since I don’t usually take very many notes while I’m reading and I don’t have any quotes. But I do try to get something up.


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Note: I received a free copy of the Starting From Scratch by Georgia Beers audio book for review. No money was exchanged for this review. I will always endeavour to review books as honestly as possible and on occasion I refuse to review books.


If you read my for Audiobook Week, you will know that a lot of the genesis of the idea came from the fact that I am not great at writing reviews of the audiobooks I listen to. Part of that is that, historically, most of my audiobooks have come from the library and my review record with library and TBR books isn’t always the best, because nobody is waiting for them. However, I think I have also not been entirely sure how to write an audiobook review. Should I even tell people it was an audiobook? If so, should they know right away, or not until nearer the end? How would I differentiate between problems with the work of the author and problems with the work of the narrator?I like your ideas on a new format. I’m also playing with how to handle audiobook reviews on my blog. In general, I’m not picky about narrators, so I haven’t tended to mention them often, but I’m thinking I should.It can be harder to write an audio book review because you don’t have passages to quote. I’ve had to look at publishers’ websites to find out how to spell words to write reviews before.