Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence?

Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence initially caught my interest on the lovely Netgalleys because it is a book about books! As a book lover, that’s kind of the most meta you can get. Am I using the term meta right? Do I even care? Okay so, I am the worst with procrastination and waited and waited to read this book. THEN I saw it was available at my library on Overdrive as an audiobook and that is exciting because I can read it faster. AND THE AUDIOBOOK is mad short.

I went to check it out and you guys. YOU GUYS. I must have a neighboring book stealer or something. Someone else grabbed it and I had to put a hold on it. (Also on a bunch of other audios I wanted to listen to that were curiously available to the previous day) So annoying. Anyways okay so I finally got this book in AND YES IT IS SO SHORT AND EASY TO LISTEN TO.

What’s The Gist?

Essentially this audiobook, Dear Fahrenheit 451 is set up in that the large majority of it consists of letters written by Annie Spence to different books. She is a librarian. Some of the letters are to books she’s weeded. Some are to books that people keep recommending to her that she is not interested in. Others are to books that have truly shaped her (my favorites were to Matilda and The Time Traveler’s Wife). Then at the later section of the book are recommendations of what to read from Annie Spence. Like, a lot of recommendations in different categories.

How Did I Like This Book?

Okay, so there’s profanity. That doesn’t bother me because I swear like a sailor (like today driving from the mall — related note: why don’t people LOOK BEFORE THEY GO FROM A STOP SIGN). I actually really enjoyed this book. I know we all think we are super well read (I know I am well read, the amount I read in a year is 150 on the low end , 300 on the high end). Annie Spence though makes me feel like I have met my match with another person who reads as much. At the end I basically was just adding her recommendations to my TBR. The thing I liked most was that this book made me excited about reading more books and being a mood reader again.

How’s The Narration?

So, the audiobook of Dear Fahrenheit 451 is narrated by Stephanie Spicer. We did not start off a great foot. Maybe I am the odd duck, but I have always pronounced the title “Fahrenheit Four Fifty One” this narrator pronounced it “Four Five One” which drove me up the wall. I just, no. No no, that is wrong. Or maybe I am wrong? Anyways I was irrationally annoyed by that and felt a little judgmental. Beyond that though, Spicer is a charming narrator. And this is super fast and easy to listen to.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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