Audiobook Review – Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter by Carmen Aguirre

Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter Winner of Canada Reads 2012 Written By: Carmen Aguirre Narrated By: Carmen Aguirre Published By: Post Hypnotic Press Audiobooks       Length: Unabridged 9 Hrs. 36 Min. Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter is  the winner of Canada Reads 2012. It is the account of Vancouver actor, director and playwright Carmen Aguirre a child of Chilean revolutionaries who herself became an active member of the underground resistance during Pinochet’s dictatorship in 1980′s Chile, the war in Peru, the dictatorship in Bolivia,  and further unrest in Argentina. In Chile in 1973, a brutal coup removed the democratically elected socialist president Salvador Allende from office …

Double Review: THE TECHNOLOGISTS by Matthew Pearl

Hardcover: The Technologists by Matthew Pearl Published February 2012 by Random House Publishing Note: This is both a review of the hardcover edition of The Technologists by Matthew Pearl, self-purchased copy, and a review of the Audiobook, also self-purchased. The Book: I admit, freely and wholeheartedly from the get go, and in the interest of full disclosure, that I have a full-on literary crush on Matthew Pearl. He had me at “The.” However, that being said, if I’d never been lucky enough to be familiar with Mr. Pearl’s work prior to The Technologists,  I’d make it my goal to become familiar now. In the aftermath of the  recently climaxed Civil …

Talking With…Tavia Gilbert

Tavia Gilbert is an AudioFile Earphones Award winner, an Audie Award nominee, and a Parent’s Choice Award winner, and has performed over 100 full-length audiobook narrations. She makes her home in Portland, Maine, where she works on stage and behind the mic, producing, directing, and narrating audiobooks and full-cast recordings. She is currently pursuing an M.F.A. in creative nonfiction at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. You can find Tavia on line at  taviagilbert.com About Audio Books: AA/JP: How did you get started in audiobooks? TG: I’ve been so lucky. I took a couple of workshops in animation and another in audiobook narration taught by Pat Fraley and Hillary Huber, and soon …

GUEST REVIEWER Jennifer Conner

Jennifer Conner has had her nose in a book for as long as she can remember. In an attempt to redefine her identity after motherhood, she began blogging at The Literate Housewife Review in January 2007. It was a difficult bedtime routine with her daughters that first prompted her to pursue audiobooks. After listening to Simon Vance narrate The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, she discovered that she is a true audiobook geek at heart.  Imported from Michigan, she currently lives in Southwest Virginia with her family. In addition to her blog, you can find Jennifer on Twitter as @lithousewife. So Cold the River Written by Michael Koryta, Narrated by …