I usually really enjoy sound effects in audiobooks. When done well they can really add something to the story being told. I enjoy little musical interludes between chapters or signifying when the narration shifts viewpoint.
My Armchair BEA, best books of 2011 so far. The common thread amongst all 6 titles is outstanding writing – with all authors now on my must read list in the future based on these experiences.
I have received quite a few review requests lately and unfortunately have been unable to accept them all due to other commitments right now. One such offer was from Boolarong Press, a small, independent publishing company based in my hometown of Brisbane, Australia. The title available for review, Granville: A Mother’s Grief ( A Memoir) by debut author June Ollerenshaw struck me as something that might especially interest some of my fellow Aussie readers.
Here’s a nifty little website I have found, Gnooks, that provides an interesting way to find new authors that you should have a better than average chance of enjoying.
Gnooks is a self-adapting community system based on the gnod engine.
Have you read any great fiction set in South America lately? If so, I would love to hear your recommendations.
I was just looking at my TBR pile and my wishlist and realised I am lacking two titles set in South America for the Global Reading Challenge.