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Lexxie’s First Time . . . with Audiobooks

Posted June 22, 2017 by Jennifer in Blogger Guest Post, JIAM | | 9 Comments

 

Lexxie from (un) Conventional Bookviews walks us through her first time . . . with audiobooks

When I listened to my very first audiobook, after reading my fellow bloggers amazing reviews for all things audio (yes, I’m looking at you, Felicia @ Geeky Blogger, Melanie @ Hot Listens and Jennifer @ The Book Nympho), it was far from a success.

I had picked one of my favorite books to start with, as I had a long flight across the Atlantic, all on my own, and I figured an audiobook would keep me company, right ? The book was Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, narrated by Davina Porter. Her voice is very soothing, and the narration of Outlander a bit slow. And I think that I must have been much more tired than I thought before I boarded my flight, as I promptly fell asleep and woke back up when we were landing… Still having stories about Jamie and Claire in my ears, and having had very vivid dreams about historical Scottish countryside and hot romance between a strong female and a stubborn clansman…

I have since listened to Outlander again, with the speed at 1.25, and it was awesome, but that very first time didn’t really work all that well for me, without being the fault neither of the story, nor the narrator.

Now, when I listen to an audiobook, it’s almost like watching a movie, and I love how different narrators are able to bring a story to life with their voice, their cadence, their pitch and their intonation. It’s truly a difficult craft, because they have to know the story well enough to enact parts of it, and tell their listeners other parts.

I’m not sure I’ll ever become as proficient at listening as the bloggers I listed above, but I do enjoy listening, and for me, so far, it’s mostly a way for me to re-visit favorite stories, by having someone else tell me the story, rather than sitting with my kindle or a paper book and reading it myself.

 

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JIAM: The Geeky Blogger Talks About the Different Types of Narration

JIAM: The Geeky Blogger Talks About the Different Types of Narration

Posted June 19, 2017 by Jennifer in Blogger Guest Post, JIAM | 17 Comments

  Different Types of Narration (and a few of my Faves)     Hi Guys! It is Felicia The Geeky Blogger here talking about Audiobooks for June is Audiobook Month. I was trying to come up with a topic that I haven’t discussed before (that is really hard for a gal that has been talking about audiobooks forever) and finally realized that I have never talked about Narration Types. So here we go…. There are 4 main narration types: Single Narration Dual Narration Duet Narration Full Cast Narration I believe they each have their place and if done well then can make a book sparkle. I, of course have my favorite styles but want to give samples of each one. I have picked from some […]


Narrator Interview + Giveaway with Amy Landon

Narrator Interview + Giveaway with Amy Landon

Posted June 7, 2017 by Jennifer in Giveaway, JIAM, Narrator Interviews | 4 Comments

  Welcome Amy Landon to The Book Nympho   Since this a narrator interview why not listen to Amy answer the Q&A? Sit back and listen while Amy takes you on a journey. Oh wait she’s not narrating a book, just answering some silly questions I threw at her. But really there’s some great stuff in the clip below. Listen carefully because in order to enter the giveaway below you will need to answer a question about one of Amy’s answers.         Giveaway Tantor Audio is giving away 3 AUDIO CDs of The Veil by Chloe Neill, narrated by Amy Landon. US ONLY a Rafflecopter giveaway About Amy Landon Amy Landon is a classically trained actress with numerous off-Broadway, film, and television credits. Her […]


Caffeinated’s Top 5 Listens Thus Far in 2017

Caffeinated’s Top 5 Listens Thus Far in 2017

Posted June 2, 2017 by Jennifer in Blogger Guest Post, Giveaway, JIAM | 14 Comments

Caffeinated’s Top 5 Listens Thus Far in 2017 My addiction to audiobooks has grown each year and I am now giving equal time to them. Thus far, I have listened to 45 audios in 2017. Some from my backlist of series and others by new to me authors. I enjoy an eclectic mix of genres but the following five audios have been the most memorable listens thus far for 2017. The Nights the Lights Went Out by Karen White Published by: Penguin Audio Narrated by Carolyn Cook, Susan Larkin, Tiffany Morgan Goodreads | Kimba’s Review   From the New York Times bestselling author of the Tradd Street series comes a stunning new novel about a young single mother who discovers that the nature of friendship is […]


JUNE IS AUDIOBOOK MONTH (JIAM) – My Journey Into Audiobooks

JUNE IS AUDIOBOOK MONTH (JIAM) – My Journey Into Audiobooks

Posted June 27, 2016 by Anne in JIAM | 17 Comments

Hi, my name is Anne and I am an audiobook newbie.   I started listening when I was moving from Minnesota to North Carolina last year. I had multiple day drives and it was excellent for keeping me from getting too bored. I’m going to share what I have learned or show how confused I am. Those of you who are old hands at this – try not to laugh at me. There are also questions I will pose and if you can point me in the right direction please comment and help a girl out, ok? I have found audiobooks to be awesome for doing chores, over lunch at work or when I’m shopping or waiting in line somewhere. They do not work so […]


Audiobook Palate Cleansers by Chelsea Mueller

Audiobook Palate Cleansers by Chelsea Mueller

Posted June 20, 2016 by Jennifer in Blogger Guest Post, JIAM | 14 Comments

Welcome, Chelsea Mueller back to The Book Nympho. This time, she’s talking audiobooks. I’m a rather finicky audiobook reader. It has to be the right story with just the right narration to hook me. The best ones keep me in my car after the commute is over because I have to hear how the chapter ends. I’m much less fickle with printed or Kindle books. This might explain why I tend to think of my audio reads as palate cleansers. I can delve into the heavy and dark or the tortured romances in print, and then take a reprieve with the perfect balanced read for audio. As such, here are my top three recommendations for reads that hit all the marks—stellar storytelling, pitch-perfect narration, and utterly […]


J.F. Harding the New Male Narrator in My Life

J.F. Harding the New Male Narrator in My Life

Posted June 17, 2016 by Jennifer in JIAM, Narrator Interviews | 6 Comments

Welcome, J.F. Harding to The Book Nympho. I first fell in love with Harding’s narration through Abigail Roux’s Cut & Run series. Now I’m looking forward to listening to more of his work. Can you walk us through your prep work for a narration project? Do you prepare any notes to help decide the tone and voice to give a character when there’s not a clear description of their voice in the novel (when they do not have a distinct accent)? It definitely depends on the book. Regardless of the material, I always scan the text front to back, looking for new characters, plot points, and surprises dealing with how a character should sound: “That guy you’ve been voicing for 400 pages? Surprise! He’s Irish!” That actually happened. I also scan for […]


New Favorite Paranormal Voice, Nicole Poole

New Favorite Paranormal Voice, Nicole Poole

Posted June 15, 2016 by Jennifer in JIAM, Narrator Interviews | 10 Comments

  Welcome, Nicole Poole to The Book Nympho. I first fell in love with Nicole’s narration through Dannika Darks’s Seven series. I’m getting ready to start Dark’s Mageri series also narrated by Nicole and I just know I’m going to enjoy it as well. Can you walk us through your prep work for a narration project? Do you prepare any notes to help decide the tone and voice to give a character when there’s not a clear description of their voice in the novel (when they do not have a distinct accent)? First off, thanks so much for this interview! Narrating is a solo profession, and hearing from other people is a real joy. (waving at everyone!) So. To get on with your question: I have the best job in […]