I absolutely love audiobooks. They allow the stories to come alive (thanks to RC Bray’s narration of The Martian for opening my eyes to the incredible world of audiobooks). I have a half hour commute to and from work giving me an hour to listen to your book every day.
Due to the increase in requests, I cannot guarantee your review will be finishing in any time frame. Usually, it’s 1-2 months, but things get int he way. If you are interested in a faster turn-around time, please email me to inquire about expedited reviews. I have 1 and 2 week guaranteed turn around times.
Accepting your book for review just means that I will add it to my queue. I will read the books in the order that I feel is right. Emailing/Tweeting me to ask when your book will be finished does not speed up my process. Sometimes life gets in the way, sometimes the book is the same genre that I just read. I will get to your book when I can and write the best review possible!
If you are requesting a review of an audiobook, I usually require it be under 10 hours, but I can do up to 15 hours.
I will take requests from both authors, narrators, and publishers.
What authors & narrators are saying
“…Simply one of the most respected reviewers on Audible.” — Bobby Akart, Author of the Blackout Series and The Boston Brahmin Series.
“I enjoy Brian’s thoughtful, honest reviews. He appreciates the work and artistry that goes into making an audiobook and I can always count on his reviews to give an honest opinion that helps me improve as a performer.” — Jeffrey Kafer, Veteran Audiobook Narrator of over 300+ titles
“Brian writes compelling reviews and his enthusiasm is contagious. As an author, I know his reviews help new readers discover my books. As an avid audiobook listener, I depend on his reviews to fill my queue. Count yourself lucky if he decides to review your work.” — Eliot Peper, Author of Cumulus, Neon Fever Dream, and the Uncommon Series
“Brian’s Book Blog gives detailed, thoughtful reviews; he knows the audiobook medium well and addresses both story and performance, giving weight to both elements. What’s more, he posts reviews where they are most useful: Amazon, Audible, Goodreads, and on his blog and Twitter feeds. I’ll be sending my next book his way the minute it’s complete.” — Nick Sullivan, Veteran Audiobook Narrator and Author of Zombie Bigfoot
“Brian’s Book Blog has become a dependable source of quality reviews. His trademark quick turnaround time and loyal following ensure that the title will have some eyeballs on it right away. Highly recommended.” — Rick Chesler, Author of Hotel Megalodon and Landing Party
“Beyond being an excellent reviewer, Brian was extremely professional and responsive in all of my interactions with him.” — Carey Nachenberg, Author of The Florentine Deception
“You can trust Brian’s reviews to steer you right. He is thorough and thoughtful, and knows how to highlight what’s important to a potential reader/listener.” — Tracy Lawson, Author of The Resistance Series
“Brian brings passion, enthusiasm, and an invaluable frankness to his reviews. His reviews are a real asset to listeners everywhere.” — Andrew Tell, Narrator of 40+ audiobooks including Jurassic Dead 1, 2, and 3
What do you get?
I will write a synopsis of the book, a paragraph about the narration, narrator and overall feeling that I got from the narration.
(This is my favorite part because A LOT of audiobook reviews have NO mention of the narrator at all.)
I will also include a few paragraphs about what I thought of the book after the synopsis and narrator paragraphs.
I will post my review to Audible, Amazon, Goodreads, and any other outlets you would like.
What I need from you?
If you are planning to gift me the book, please send it to email@example.com
If you plan on sending me a code for the book, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
After the review is posted, if you are happy with it, I would love for you to “like” on Audible and Amazon, but this is not required. I only say this because it’ll help get my review seen by more people and hopefully help you!
What I request on top of it?
If your book is available on Kindle Unlimited, nothing more is required. If it’s not, a gifted copy or emailed copies are appreciated, but not required. I do like to highlight things and use quotes when I can. A physical copy of the book (if you’re the author) is also always appreciated but is most definitely not required.
Interested? Send me an email