We’re celebrating audiobooks all week long, with reviews of recommended audiobooks, discussion of what works (and what doesn’t) in audio adaptations, and even a sneak peek at the upcoming From Norvelt to Nowhere audiobook.
We kick things off today with reviews of audio adaptations of two heavily visual books. Elissa finds Listening Library’s take on Deborah Wiles’s Countdown “effective” and “convincing” despite the lack of the printed book’s many archival photos. Meanwhile, intern Jen suggests that an app version of Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano’s A Black Hole Is NOT a Hole might have been a better choice for adaptation than Listening Library’s less-than-stellar audiobook.
Stay tuned — there’s lots more to come! If you love audiobooks as much as we do, please feel free to share your favorites in the comments.
P.S. Did you know that The Horn Book Magazine reviews audiobooks in every other issue?
This post is part of Audiobook Week on Out of the Box. For more, click on the audiobooks tag.