Thursday, March 15, 2018

[Audiobook Review] Bird Box by Josh Malerman, performed by Cassandra Campbell


I snagged a copy of Bird Box by Josh Malerman, performed by Cassandra Campbell one weekend when Audible was running a sale. While I already owned Bird Box in hardcover and ebook form, I just couldn't help myself!

I'm so happy to say that the audiobook didn't disappoint! If anything, it made the story even more terrifying!

Let's dive in.

Bird Box by Josh Malerman, preformed by Cassandra Campbell 


Synopsis blurb:
Something is out there....

Something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from.

The rest of the synopsis goes into greater detail, but I think readers should just dive in to this one rather than reading the full synopsis.


My thoughts:
First of all, I have to say how much I LOVE this story. The first time I read it, I couldn't put it down. I just had to know what happened next! The way the chapters are organized keeps you totally captivated.

Cassandra Campbell did a wonderful job with the audio! She had just the right amount of emotion in her voice for certain scenes without going overboard. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for more audiobooksperformed by Cassandra!

Even though I knew what was going to happen, listening to the audiobook still kept me totally immersed in the story. I already cannot wait to give it another listen.




Thanks for reading!
Have you ever listened to suspense novels on audio?

20 comments:

  1. I really want to give audios another shot and see if I can keep my focus. I'm glad this was a winner for you though, and that it kept you interested since you already knew what was going to happen. I do love this book! I'm so curious about the film.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. It's tricky to stay focused for sure! I cannot wait to see what they do with the film; fingers crossed!!

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  2. I really need to read this before the movie gets released. I think Sandra Bullock is in it but I'm not sure. Lot of bloggers I trust seem to love this one!

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    1. Definitely! And yes, she's the main character, Mallory :)

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  3. So glad you enjoyed this, Erica! I don't listen to audiobooks because my short attention span won't let me get through 10 minutes without falling asleep, but I LOVE listening to narrators in general, hearing distinct emotions from them. <3

    - Aimee @ Aimee, Always

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    1. Haha! I hear ya. They're a struggle for me too. I've found that I do better with them when I've already read the book :)

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  4. Sounds like this was a great audiobook!

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  5. I *love* rereading books on audio! It’s a great way to enjoy the story again, but in a different way. Sometimes I even pick up more because of the narrator’s performance. It’s great that this audio was such a good interpretation of the book, especially when you know you’ll want to listen again and again.

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    1. Same!! I picked up a couple simply because of the narrator. I can't wait to listen to more :)

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  6. Great! I love audiobooks too and I surprisingly stumbled across this post to see more audiobook reviews!

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  7. I cannot read scary books, so I think an audiobook would be worse. Someone's voice whispering in your ear and BAMING you without warning. I listened to There's Someone Inside Your House (I believe I got the title right) and it was eerie listening to it instead of reading.

    I'm so happy you enjoyed it! I MIGHT check it out...

    Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. Oh, definitely. For this one, there were really only a few scenes that were truly scary. The rest is just unsettling. I'd love to hear what you think if you decide to give it a go! :)

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  8. I have the ebook but haven't gotten to it yet. Glad to hear you loved the audio so much! I guess that's a sign of a good audiobook---even though you already knew the story, this one still had you just as gripped!

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    1. Awesome!! I hope you love the book as much as I did! :)

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  9. I’m so excited to get my hands on this one. Everyone is loving it! It looks so good!

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    1. I hope you love it!! It's one of my top favorites for sure!!

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  10. Hahaha, I know a lot of bookworms when they love a book can't resist having and trying it out in all different reading ways. I am glad you could love it in audiobook form too :D

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