Lev Grossman’s 2009 novel The Magicians is one of my all-time favorite audiobooks. Mark Bramhall does a wonderful job on the narration, and there it is, in a “first book in a series” sale in the iTunes Music Store.
Other interesting titles at a glance: Eragon by Christopher Paolini (YA), Redwall (Book 1) by Brian Jacques (YR), The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan (YR), Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay (non-genre alert!), Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney (YR, non-genre alert!), Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (YR), Magyk: Septimus Heap by Angie Sage (YR), Legend of the Guardians by Kathryn Lasky (YR), Storm Front: The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, New Spring: The Wheel of Time Prequel by Robert Jordan, and The Gunslinger: The Dark Tower by Stephen King.
While I was there, I saw that this month’s ITMS audiobook of the month (which means on sale for $5.95 as well) was Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad which, while being a non-genre alert!, is tempting.
I also browsed the $2.99 “limited-time offers” e-book section. At a glance: Before the Witches by Karina Cooper ($1.99, novella, May 2011); Spin by Robert Charles Wilson (SF, July 2010) which is timely as I was thinking of getting to that series before Vortex comes out next month; Glimmerglass by Jenna Black (YA, May 2010); Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (YR, August 2009); The Edge of the World by Kevin J. Anderson ($1.99); and Lord of the Isles by David Drake. I don’t think I’ll be reporting back on e-book things in the future here, I was at first confused by the ITMS presentation as to whether I was browsing audiobooks or e-books, and figured my wasted time didn’t have to go to complete waste.