Audiobook release Tuesday: Wild Cards II: Aces High; Eutopia; and Amanda Hocking’s My Blood Approves

A fairly quiet Tuesday, past the midway part of December. Still, there’s a great new title this week: Wild Cards II: Aces High by George R. R. MartinRoger ZelaznyPat CadiganLewis Shiner, and Walter Jon WilliamsNarrated by Luke Daniels For Brilliance Audio:

This volume follows a more unified story arc, as The Swarm-Mother infestation approaches Earth, making for a more novel-like feel as opposed to a shared world short story anthology as in the first volume. Daniels does an excellent job on both volumes (so far?), with his Doctor Tachyon and (perhaps even more excellent) Jubil characterizations being both memorable and well done. The first volume had more in terms of socially relevant science fiction, this volume turns up the adventure and “save the world!” stakes a bit. I really do hope Brilliance (and Daniels!) takes on the third volume.

Out yesterday, Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism By David Nickle Narrated by Oliver Wyman for Audible Inc. is one of the ChiZine titles I’ve been looking forward to. Dark deals with creatures, a eugenics-based utopia in northern Idaho in the early 20th century, narrator Wyman liked it and it definitely looks intriguing:

Another set of releases today features bestselling self-publishing sensation Amanda Hocking, who is set to start a new series with Tor and Macmillan Audio in 2012. Today, it’s a trio of Audible, Inc. productions, narrated by Hannah Friedman: My Blood Approves, Fate: My Blood Approves, Book 2, and Flutter: My Blood Approves, Book 3.

ALSO OUT TODAY:

OUT PREVIOUSLY THIS WEEK:
MISSING IN ACTION:

NEXT WEEK (Dec 27):

TWO WEEKS (Jan 3):

THREE WEEKS (Jan 10, 2012):

  • The Liminal People by Ayize Jama-Everett (Small Beer Press, Jan 10, 2012) — no audio news
  • Short: Mile 81 by Stephen King (January 10, 2012) — on Audible.com’s “Coming Soon” calendar
  • YR: The Mostly True Story of Jack by Kelly Barnhill, read by Luke Daniels for Amazon.com’s Brilliance Audio (Jan 10) — originally published in August 2011 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Daniel O’Malley, The Rook (January 11) — via Lev Grossman’s most anticipated books of 2012, I still haven’t looked into audio news yet
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