Today's question is How to write an audio book review?
For me writing an audio book review is not much different from writing a regular book review. I still write down some thoughts and comments as I am listening, granted this is hard to do when: driving, walking etc., but as I mentioned in yesterday's post, I do oftentimes have both the audio book and the print version, so IF there is something thought provoking said, or a memorable passage, when I get home, I often find the section in the book and jot it down so that when I do write a review, I have those thoughts to refer to. The one thing that is difficult is that with an audio book it is difficult to sometimes figure out how to spell a character's name, or even the locale mentioned. I just finished an audio book where I thought the two sisters were LuLu and Mary, only to find out Mary was really MERRY...LOL (for this reason having the print version or reading publisher reviews is almost a must in getting the details correct in your review.)
I always try to post the cover art from the audio book, which occasionally can be different than what the book looks like. I also mention who the narrator was, and that my review IS based on the audio version. At the end of my review I'll always try to say IF the audio book IS recommended or if I would have preferred to read the print copy.
Here are a few links to audio book reviews I've posted in the past. Some I liked and some NOT so much.
- Shutter Island; Dennis LeHane
- A Gate at the Stairs; Lorrie Moore
- House Rules; Jodi Picoult
- Waiting for Columbus; Trofimuk
- The Walk; Richard Paul Evans
- The Forty Rules of Love; Elif Shafak
How about you, do you struggle writing audio book reviews or is it just like any other book review?