Leading a 4-pack of interesting releases at Audible.com today is Lev Grossman’s The Magician King, read by Mark Bramhall:
It’s a wonderful novel, and already a few chapters into the audiobook … so very happy once again with Bramhall’s narration of this world. Several reviews have started showing up (last month The Guilded Earlobe reviewed the audiobook as an A+), yesterday CNN had a brief review along with an interview, and today includes a glowing review from NPR. On Tumblr, Grossman was recently featured at the excellent Write Place, Write Time. Also yesterday, Tor.com posted a “spoiler free” review and an excerpt of Chapter 4, which starts the “Julia chapters” of Julia’s backstory. Go read! Go listen!
Also out today: Machine Man by Jennifer Government) narrated by David Halperin’s excellent Journal of a UFO Investigator: A Novel) as well as two novels from the late The House of the Stag read by the incomparable Oliver Wyman (Finch, Gateway) and Empress of Mars read by Nicola Barber. Machine Man is a book I was expecting to hear, the two Baker novels are a very pleasant surprise.