Discuss the essentials of audiobook reviewing. What do you make sure to include? What do you want to see when you read other people’s reviews?
I have to admit I'm more interested in hearing OTHER people's response to this than what I could possibly write on my own. This is the first year where I can say I've consistently had an audio book going on at all times. (I think that as of now I've listened to 7 which is the most that I've listened to combined in all previous years).
But the thing is, even though I've listened to all of these books, I haven't reviewed them all. And I think it's because I'm only now getting the gist of what it takes to be a good narrator. Seriously. If you haven't LISTENED to The Daughter of Smoke and Bones, I HIGHLY recommend it. And lucky you - YA SYNC is offering it up FOR FREE before the summer is over.
I guess immediately what comes to my mind is the reviewer to review FIRST the audio aspect of the book and then the book itself. If that makes sense? It's sorta like, I want to know why I should choose to listen to the book rather than read it myself. (Especially since most of us read quicker on our own than what the audio version delivers).
So, as a newbie, how should I go about reviewing the backlog of audio books I've listened to? Treat them just like a book I read on a weekend? I'm a clean slate...teach me. *grin*