This blog will be my reviews of free human-read audiobooks available on the web. I'll be pulling from a number of different sources, including Librivox.org, Podiobooks.com, and some commercial sources. The format will be as follows:
The book - I'll give a rating on a ten point scale for the book itself. I'll write up what I like and didn't like, trying to avoid any spoilers beyond what you'd read on the cover of a paperback. Of course, my reviews are my own opinion and I may change my opinion.
The reader - Realizing that these books are being given away for free, I'll try not to be too harsh on the reader. Rather than giving a numerical rating, I'll keep my review descriptive. I'll note any obvious accent, voice quirk, background noise, or "doing voices" acting. I intend to present these without judgement and allow others to decide if they like or dislike each. I'll also note if the recording sounds professional (meaning a quiet background and a NPR/BBC-type voice) or amateur (some noises and an untrained voice) . I don't regard these qualities to be judgmental - some people enjoy an ordinary neighborly voice, while others want a voice-over candidate.
I'll try to keep up a pace of at least one book a week. Since I have a backlog of things I've already listened to, I think this is reasonable. Suggestions are always welcome. I hope you enjoy my reviews. Please leave a comment if you're interested.