Day two of Audiobook Week – Are we having fun yet? I know I am! Yesterday’s response to my comments about audiobooks generated quite a bit of response. I never knew how many people listen to audiobooks while cleaning. I really need to jump on the bandwagon there! Goodness knows my house needs it.
Without further ado, here is today’s question:
How to write an audiobook review
Ideas: What do you include? How do you rate an audio if the narrator is good but the story isn’t (or the other way around). Do you let people know the book was an audio off the bat, or do you surprise them with it at the end, ‘trick’ them into reading the review?
My approach to audiobook reviews is essentially the same as regular reviews. Rather than page numbers, I include the length of the audiobook. I also mention the narrator. Since this information heads the review, my readers should not be surprised that it is an audiobook. To ensure that there is no confusion, I will review the narrator in addition to the plot. I do this because in my opinion, a narrator can absolutely make or break a story. What may be a fantastic story on paper may be just awful in the hands of an inadequate narrator, and another story that is awful in print takes on new life with a fantastic narrator.
Honestly, I am not certain what else to include other than that information. What else am I missing? What do you include in audiobook reviews?