Tag: Audiobook

Book Review – Branden Chowen on Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Title: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Author: Becky Albertalli Published: 2015 Publisher: Balzer + Bray Audiobook Narrator: Michael Crouch — I spend a lot of time watching YouTube in my post-cable life. This is how I was introduced to “Booktube”, and what really got me back in to the world of books. Anyone who spends…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on I Will Find You: Solving Killer Cases from My Life Fighting Crime by Joe Kenda

Title: I Will Find You: Solving Killer Cases from My Life Fighting Crime Author: Joe Kenda Published: 2017 Publisher: Center Street Audiobook Narrator: Joe Kenda — If you’re at all into true crime, you might be familiar with the Investigation Discovery channel, as it’s essentially a TV channel dedicated to the genre. On ID, there is…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Title: Coraline Author: Neil Gaiman Published: 2002 Publisher: Harper Collins Audiobook Narrator: Neil Gaiman — I’ve tried watching the Coraline film a couple times now, and did not enjoy it. At all. That’s why I was surprised, and a little disappointed, when it popped into my top 25 scariest novels ever written list (tied at…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on The House with a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs

Title: The House with a Clock in Its Walls Author: John Bellairs Published: 1973 Publisher: Puffin Books Audiobook Narrator: George Guidall — I don’t watch many film trailers, and whenever one pops up during a YouTube binge session, I almost always hit the “skip ad” button five seconds in to it. Something was different about…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on The Last Days of August by Jon Ronson

Title: The Last Days of AugustAuthor: Jon RonsonPublished: 2019Publisher: Audible StudiosAudiobook Narrator: Jon Ronson — The Last Days of August is a fascinating look inside a tragedy that most of the world ignored because it happened to a porn actress. Jon Ronson set out on this journey because he believed the reason the beautiful, 23-year…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident by Donnie Eichar

Title: Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident Author: Donnie Eichar Published: 2013 Publisher: Chronicle Books Audiobook Narrator: Donnie Eichar — I’m (mildly) obsessed with YouTube, especially in the last year since we’ve gotten rid of cable, and in this last year, I’ve also discovered “BookTube”. For those not in the…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Title: The Haunting of Hill House Author: Shirley Jackson Published: 1959 Publisher: Viking Audiobook Narrator: Bernadette Dunne — I decided recently to put together an extremely non-definitive, definitive list of the “scariest novels ever written”. I put this together by googling that quoted search term, and then using 28 different lists from (seemingly) reputable sources,…