Return of the Blog
After a long hiatus, the Simply Audioblog is backâ€¦ and better than ever!
Christmas is a busy season for all retailers, and we were no exception. Our best sellers were recently featured in a great radio bit by the Washington Postâ€™s Book World segment.
Not surprisingly, the top audio book of 2007 was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, accounting (by itself) for almost 1% of our overall sales. As a Potter fan myself, I can say that this audio book was not a disappointment to fans of the series. Jim Dale did his usual superb job with the voice work, and the story had a satisfying ending.
The classic How to Win Friends and Influence People came in 2nd.
Following closely in 3rd place was A Short History of Nearly Everything, which is, incidentally, our most demanded audio book among our renters. If you havenâ€™t had an opportunity to pick up a Bill Bryson book before this, you may want to start off with something lessâ€¦ er, all-embracing, such as his newest title The Life And Times of the Thunderbolt Kid. For an author, he does a great job with the narration, although his quasi-midwest-cum-British accent may have you scratching your head at times.