The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. It was relaunched on February 15, 2013 by Billy@Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.
This week’s question is: Do you think listening to an audiobook instead of reading the print version makes it more difficult to write a review?
That is a tough question, but as someone who listens to and reviews a lot of audiobooks I will do my best to answer it.
I don’t find it harder to write my opinions about any book. What I do find harder with the audiobooks is spelling everyone’s name correctly, and some of the worlds and types of magic. I often have to go hunting for those in other reviews of the books or on the author websites.
The other thing that is hard is using quotes in my audiobook reviews. I do like to use them when I can, but that can be really difficult with audiobooks. This is mostly because I am usually listening to books while I am doing other things, and I can’t necessarily stop and write something down. So again, I rely on GoodReads and hope that someone has added some quotes from that book.
When I do review an audiobook I always try to mention something about the reader as well as who they are. It is only fair, as they have as much to do with my enjoyment of a book as the writer does.
I look forward to seeing how others handle this question. Until next week, happy blogging!