Just the Books—annotated audiobooks for busy book lovers

Just the Books—annotated audiobooks for busy book lovers

Published by: Heather Ordover
146 Episodes | First Released: Apr 20 '06
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JazzyJesslyn
Sep 16 '13
Rating:   10
Been Looking For You My Whole Life

As a new English teacher I have been looking for a podcast like Just The Books for most of my life. As you can imagine discovering a literary podcast by an ENglish teacher was a dream come true. Heather Ordover provides intelligent comentary with a smooth, captivating alto voice. Listen and you won't regret it.

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Morgaine S.
Sep 22 '12
Rating:   10
Excellent readers! Excellent commentary!

A delight to listen to! Head and shoulders above the average public domain audios in terms of quality readers.

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JB Davis
Mar 2 '12
Rating:   10
All the books, none of the crafty talk

I have always enjoyed CraftLit but must confess that I often would skip the beginning chat about knitting, spinning, scrapbooking, and so forth in order to get to what I consider the meat of the podcast: Heather Ordover's excellent and insightful commentary and the audio of each book being featured. Just the Books solves my problem by trimming the crafty-talk and leaving us with the meat. Heather is like the English teacher you always wanted, informative without being pedantic, engaging without being facile, and thoughtfully open-minded to her listeners' contributions. Moreover, when the only available free audio of the out-of-copyright classics is poor quality, she recruits readers who will make the listening a pleasure instead of a chore. Just the Books (and CraftLit) is clearly a labor of love and an example of the best that podcasting can be.

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