Saturday, July 01, 2006

Shout Out

to Horn Book audiobook reviewer Kristi Jemtegaard here.

Beginning at ALA, I've been listening to New Orleans mystery The Axeman's Jazz by Julie Smith. While Kristi could give you a far more evocative analysis of her delivery ("rendition," the audiobook true believers call it), I can say that the book gets a great narration by Cristine McMurdo-Wallis.

3 comments:

winnie said...

I have to step out of the shadows where I lurk to comment on this topic. Audiobooks are a lifesaver in my household, as I have a dyslexic child. Audible.com, RFB&D (Reading for the Blind & Dyslexic), as well as a work ethic that comes from a gene pool other than my own, have allowed him to not only succeed but to excel in school. However, quality reviews of the "renditions" (we call them "performances") are hard to come by, and a poor performance distracts from a great book. Hooray for audiobook reviewers and the publishers who make space for them!

rindamybyers said...

Oh, yeah! Hooray!

Anonymous said...

Kristi's reviews are graceful, direct, clear--I'll never forget looking for her byline while reading reviews in SLJ, nearly 20 years ago. I knew I was in for a treat, and that I would learn something specific about the book she was discussing.