Sean Tulien - Audible Editor

AUDIBLE EDITOR

Sean Tulien

Sean has a decade of experience producing all kinds of kidlit. An ardent protector of the small and defenseless (especially rabbits), he loves books about the empowered but vulnerable, like The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness and The Power of Vulnerability by Brené Brown.

Sean's Recent Reviews

    • You're Going to Mars!

    • By: Rob Dircks
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,200
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,062
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,055

    Living and slaving in Fill City One, you get used to the smell. We call it the Everpresent Stink. But every once in a while, on a spring day with a breeze, it clears away enough to remind us that there is something more out there....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Reviewers Choice Award, its that good

    • By AudioBook Reviewer on 11-13-18
    • By: Rob Dircks
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Release date: 11-13-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,200 ratings
    • You're Going to Mars! (Whether You like It or Not)
    • From the "Everpresent Stink" to the eight-generation cycles of indentured servitude, the reality of You’re Going to Mars! is not one I’d choose to inhabit. But after a few chapters side by side with Paper and her triplet sibs, Rock and Scissors, I think I would happily endure it. By turns vibrant and muted, narrator Khristine Hvam draws out the mirth and emotional depth evident in Dircks’ characters, creating an appealing contrast to the dystopian setting; this also gives the novel more than a fair amount of crossover appeal to sci-fi and YA readers alike.
    • Let's Pretend This Never Happened

    • A Mostly True Memoir
    • By: Jenny Lawson
    • Narrated by: Jenny Lawson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6,821
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,288
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6,283

    Jenny Lawson takes readers on a hilarious journey recalling her bizarre upbringing in rural Texas, her devastatingly awkward high school years, and her relationship with her long-suffering husband, Victor....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • How the Bloggess almost made me crash my car!

    • By D. S. Smith on 05-19-12
    • A Mostly True Memoir
    • By: Jenny Lawson
    • Narrated by: Jenny Lawson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Release date: 04-17-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 6,821 ratings
    • Alas, Poor Jenny...
    • From the cover featuring a taxidermized, Yorick-like mouse to the silly asides peppered throughout the listening experience, Let's Pretend This Never Happened is always on-brand, awkward, and hilarious. Jenny performs the narration herself (emphasis on "perform"), adding personal flourishes which truly make this book sing—quite literally in that she belts out the chapter titles like a manic, singsong opera star. Sound effects and musical transitions further add to the absurdist charm, elevating the horrible yet hilarious stories from her childhood to larger-than-life status. Because Jenny is so genuine, intimate, and vulnerable, you'll be laughing with her—not at her—and possibly to the point of tears (I'm looking at you, "Stanley the Magical, Talking Squirrel"). This audiobook is the perfect gift for anyone who grapples with anxiety or other neuroatypical issues—but it's also a great choice for the minimally afflicted individuals in your life.
    • We Found a Hat

    • By: Jon Klassen
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller, Cristopher Curry
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Hold on to your hats for the conclusion of the celebrated trilogy, with a deadpan finale and a surprising new twist. The delicious buildup takes an unexpected turn that is sure to please loyal fans and newcomers alike....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Where the Wild Turtles Roam

    • By Sean Tulien on 12-20-18
    • By: Jon Klassen
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller, Cristopher Curry
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Release date: 09-01-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 7 ratings
    • Where the Wild Turtles Roam
    • A thoughtful, heartwarming, and playful production of Klassen's awesome conclusion to his Hat trilogy. The music captures the mood perfectly and even elevates the kind, irreverent nature of the story. Unlike the other stories in the trilogy, this audiobook is a perfect standalone listening experience that does not require the physical book for full enjoyment.