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Ever Felt Like a Convention Wanted to Kill You? — Dave Reviews I Am Providence

I Am Providence By Nick Mamatas, Narrated by Joel Richards and Rachel Jacobs Length: 8 hours, 58 minutes [Audible] The first convention I ever went to was San Diego Comic Con, right around 1998. It was a huge deal, but … Continue reading

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Cyber Monday #WhispersyncDeal roundup: Seveneves, The Hunger Games, 1984, The Forever War, Flowers for Algernon, The Muralist, Octavia Butler, and more

Today’s “Cyber Monday” Kindle Daily Deals listings number in the hundreds — over 400, actually. It’s a lot to look through, especially with the wonky “paging” (with no apparent “see all” or category search links!) for the sale. But, have … Continue reading

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Audible’s latest members-only “Win-Win” sale

I had such plans for this month, to get the #WhispersyncDeal roundup out early, and then, well, more and more deals just kept needing to be added, and then this deal rolled out. So, before it’s entirely too late instead of … Continue reading

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Downpour’s 100-title science fiction $5.95 audiobook sale: Ian McDonald’s Luna: New Moon, Molly Tanzer’s Vermilion, Cory Doctorow, Jeff VanderMeer, Ray Bradbury, and more:

In Downpour’s 100-book $5.95 Sci-Fi sale there are dozens of highly-rated and recommended titles. Here’s what most caught my eye, from a quartet of great titles from 2015, to Cory Doctorow, Jeff VanderMeer, Catherine Asaro, Walter Mosley, Jane Rogers, and Brenda … Continue reading

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Audible’s $4.95 “Editors’ Picks” sale ends today: Octavia E. Butler, Ursula K. Le guin, Cixin Liu, Lev Grossman, Patrick Rothfuss, Susanna Clarke, Junot Diaz, Justin Cronin, and more

And there are a ton of science fiction and fantasy books to choose from. Here’s my absolute favorite audiobooks from the sale:    Kindred UNABRIDGED By Octavia E. Butler Narrated by Kim Staunton The Dispossessed: A Novel UNABRIDGED By Ursula … Continue reading

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March WhispersyncDeal roundup: A Head Full of Ghosts, A Dirty Job, Three, Anno Dracula, Kurt Vonnegut, Tibetan Peach Pie, Scott Lynch’s The Lies of Locke Lamora, and more

This one’s coming later in the month than I’d like, but I’ve been dumping my free time into Tom Clancy’s The Division and listening with rapt attention to Simon Vance’s narration of We, the Drowned. Of the 164 Whispersync-enabled titles in this … Continue reading

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Audible’s $5.95 members-only sale: The Fifth Season, H is for Hawk, Aurora, The Grace of Kings, A Wizard of Earthsea, A God in Ruins, A Canticle for Leibowitz, and much more

Audible is having a big $5.95 members-only sale with over 200 titles, across science fiction and fantasy, non-fiction, YA, classics, and more: And 200+ titles are a lot to page through. Here’s what I most recommend from the sale, but … Continue reading

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Audible’s First-in-a-Series Sale, $4.95 through Monday, February 8: Ancillary Justice, Leviathan Wakes, The Lies of Locke Lamora, The Three-Body Problem, and more

So, Audible’s having another big sale, with $4.95 pricing for “first books in a series” through tonight, Monday, February 8. And there’s a bunch of titles. Here’s my top picks, followed by a selection of further titles that most caught my eye: … Continue reading

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Audible’s “Big Thanks” Sale through December 16: from under $5 to just under a credit, here’s some fantastic picks from the members-only 50% off sale

UPDATE 2016-12-13: I’m “re-using” this post again for Audible’s latest members-only 50% off sale, which ends tomorrow (December 14, 2016) so don’t be confused by last year’s sale end date (December 16, 2015) and miss out. As you can see, there’s quite a … Continue reading

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Downpour’s “Black Friday” sale ends tonight: Samuel R, Delany, Women Destroy Science Fiction, Kim Stanley Robinson, Jeff VanderMeer, new releases, pre-orders, rentals, and more

I mentioned this already near the end of last month’s #WhispersyncDeal roundup, but I figured I would expand things a bit and offer up one last reminder that Downpour.com‘s “Black Friday” sale extended well beyond the one day, and finally does … Continue reading

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