Blind librarian David Faucheaux is Library Journal’s audiobook reviewer of the year

Congratulations to David L. Faucheux.
And:
Thanks to The Story Reading Ape for grabbing my attention with this post!

David Faucheaux, a blind librarian who has contributed to TeleRead, is Library Journal’s audiobook reviewer of the year for 2018.

“David has an incredible enthusiasm for a wide range of genres and topics and never ceases to want to learn more and improve his writing,” LJ Media Editor Stephanie Klose wrote. “In addition, as LJ’s only visually impaired audio book reviewer, David’s feedback on user experience of various platforms, formats, and recordings is unique and invaluable.”

David tells LJ: “Audiobooks take me places and show me things I would otherwise never get to encounter. They see for me by their descriptions, their vivid word pictures, and lyrical prose. They befriend me when I’m lonely, educate me when I’m curious, and amuse me when I’m in a blue mood. I have always known I could pick up a book and for a time be in a better or at…

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About Patty L. Fletcher

About Patty October 2021 Patty and her guide dog Blue. Patty has her hair tied back in a low ponytail and rests her right hand on Blue's head. She wears a white shirt with a pink and purple butterfly on the front and light blue shorts. Blue is a handsome black lab. He wears a brown leather harness with a handle attached to the back and is smiling at the camera as he sits in front of Patty. In the background is a brick building with white, windowed doors and a flowerpot overflowing with pink and yellow blooms. Updated – October 2021 Patty Fletcher is a single mother with a beautiful daughter, of whom she is enormously proud. She has a great son-in-law and six beautiful grandchildren. From April 2011 through September 2020, she owned and handled a black Labrador from The Seeing Eye® named King Campbell Lee Fletcher A.K.A. Bubba. Sadly, after a long battle with illness on September 24, 2020, King Campbell went to the Rainbow Bridge where all is peace and love. In July 2021, she returned to The Seeing Eye® and was paired with a Black Labrador Golden Retriever cross named Blue. PATTY’S BLINDNESS… Patty was born one and a half months premature. Her blindness was caused by her being given too much oxygen in the incubator. She was partially sighted until 1991, at which time she lost her sight due to an infection after cataract surgery and high eye pressure. She used a cane for 31 years before making the change to a guide dog. WHERE SHE LIVES AND WORKS… Currently, Patty lives and works in Kingsport, Tenn. She’s the creator and owner of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger, Business Assist), The Writer’s Grapevine Online Magazine and the creator and host of the Talk to Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing Podcast. WRITING GOAL… Patty writes with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disabled from the non-disabled. HOBBIES… Patty’s hobbies include reading, music, and attending book clubs via Zoom. FAVORITE TUNES… Some of her favorite types of tunes are classic rock, rhythm and blues, and classic country. FAVORITE READS… Patty enjoys fantasy, science fiction, and books about the supernatural. She loves books by Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Norah Roberts, and many more. Some favorite books include Norah Roberts’ Hide Away, Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series. SPIRITUAL FAITH… Patty describes herself as a spiritual Walker. She says she knows both Mother Goddess and Father God and embraces all they have to offer. CONTACT… Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com Visit: https://pattysworlds.com/ And: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/PattyFletcher As well as: https://www.amazon.com/Patty-L.-Fletcher/e/B00Q9I7RWG
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6 Responses to Blind librarian David Faucheaux is Library Journal’s audiobook reviewer of the year

  1. Glad you enjoyed it, Patty ❤️

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  2. Meredith Burton says:

    How wonderful! I will have to look up some of his reviews. Congratulations!

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    • Patty says:

      You can find tons of them …

      ABOUT DAVID AND HIS WORK…

      Across Two Novembers: A Year in the Life of a Blind Bibliophile

      By

      David L. Faucheux

      C 2017

      What the book is about:

      Friends and family. Restaurants and recipes. Hobbies and history. TV programs the author loved when he could still see and music he enjoys. The schools he attended and the two university degrees he attained. The career that eluded him and the physical problems that challenge him. And books, books, books: over 230 of them quoted from or reviewed. All in all, an astonishing work of erudition and remembrance.

      David L. Faucheux lives in Lafayette, Louisiana.

      Full details: http://www.dldbooks.com/davidfaucheux/

      This 510–page book was edited and produced by Leonore and David Dvorkin, of DLD Books. The beautiful cover, the author’s biography, and handy buying links are all on the website that is linked to above. The book is for sale in e–book and print editions from CreateSpace, Amazon, and Smashwords.

      As of May 2018, Across Two Novembers has garnered 13 glowing reviews on Amazon, many of them from other authors. Go to the book on that site to read them all. Some of the reviews are also on David’s website.

      May 2018: The author Peter Altschul sent the following comments to Leonore Dvorkin. He granted his kind permission to reproduce them here.

      “I just finished David Faucheux’s Across Two Novembers. I enjoyed its quirkiness as it wound through a variety of topics, not least the intersection between blindness, chronic illness, food, and the Louisiana zeitgeist. I also enjoyed the editor’s notes.” — Peter Altschul, author of the following two books: 1. Breaking Barriers: Working and Loving While Blind 2. Breaking It Down and Connecting the Dots: Creating Common Ground Where Contention Rules

      Peter’s website: http://www.peteraltschul.com

      And here’s a note from David himself:

      According to this link, I was chosen as Library Journal’s 2018 Audiobook Reviewer of the Year.

      https://www.libraryjournal.com/?detailStory=lj2018ReviewersoftheYear

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