Release Week: Stephen King's The Stand; Reese, Kittredge, and Simmons; Zebrowski, Gunn, and Lieber

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Release Week: Stephen King's The Stand; Reese, Kittredge, and Simmons; Zebrowski, Gunn, and Lieber

Posted on 2012-02-15 at 15:30 by Sam

Coming in at nearly 48 hours, the big title this audiobook release week is The Stand By Stephen King, narrated by Grover Gardner for Random House Audio:

Not only is the recording unabridged, it’s the “complete and uncut” version of King’s classic post-apocalyptic tale, “includ[ing] more than 500 pages of material previously deleted, along with new material that King added as he reworked the manuscript for a new generation.” First published in it’s “abbreviated” (yet still doorstopping) form in 1978 and nominated for a World Fantasy award, Books on Tape released a two-part audio cassette version in 1987, read by Gardner, long out of “print”.



NEXT WEEK (Feb 21):
  • Echoes of Betrayal by Elizabeth Moon (Brilliance Audio, 21 Feb 2012) — simultaneously released with the hardcover
  • Satantango by László Krasznahorkai and translated by George Szirtes(New Directions, Feb 21, 2012)
  • Non-genre: The Technologists by Matthew Pearl (Coming February 21, 2012) — The Civil War is over, and MIT is founded…
  • Non-genre: Stirred by J. A. Conrath and Blake Crouch, from Brilliance Audio (2/21/2012)
  • Exogene by T. C. McCarthy, read by Bahni Turpin for Blackstone Audio (Orbit, 28 Feb 12) — sequel to 2011’s Germline
  • The Troupe by Robert Jackson Bennett (Orbit, Feb 21, 2012)
  • The Legend of Eli Monpress by Rachel Aaron (Orbit, Feb 24) — no audio news
TWO WEEKS (Feb 28):
  • Arctic Rising by Tobias S. Buckell (Tor, Feb 28, 2012) — coming to audio from Audible Frontiers, read by Dina Pearlman
  • Songs of the Earth by Elspeth Cooper (Tor, Feb 28, 2012) — a well-received fantasy published in the UK last year
  • The Scar by Sergey Dyachenko and Marina Dyachenko (Feb 28, 2012) — no audio news
  • YA: Pandemonium (Delirium) by Lauren Oliver (Feb 28, 2012) — sequel to Delirium
  • Kings of Morning (Macht Trilogy) by Paul Kearney (Solaris, Feb 28, 2012) — no audio news
  • Dancing With Bears by Michael Swanwick (Audible, Feb 28, 2012) — originally published by Night Shade Books on May 17, 2011, coming to audiobook on Feb 28 (along with 4 other Swanwick novels)
  • Non-genre: Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan (Coming February 28, 2012) — jazz in the time between world wars — coming to audio per’s “Coming Soon” list
  • Touchstone (Glass Thorns) by Melanie Rawn (Tor, Feb 28, 2012) — no audio news
  • Dead Harvest by Chris F. Holm (Angry Robot, Feb 28, 2012) — no audio news
  • Carpathia by Matt Forbeck (Angry Robot, Feb 28, 2012) — coming to audio June 1 from Angry Robot on Brilliance Audio
  • The Kingdoms of Dust (The Necromancer Chronicles) by Amanda Downum (Orbit, Feb 28, 2012) — no audio news
  • Collection: The Pottawatomie Giant and Other Stories by Andy Duncan (PS Publishing, February 2012) — no audio news
  • Unruly Islands by Liz Henry (Aqueduct, February 2012) — no audio news
  • Non-fiction: The History of Supernatural Fiction, Volume 1 by S. T. Joshi (PS Publishing, February 2012) — no audio news
  • Mare Ultimate by Alex Irvine (novella, PS publishing, February) — no audio news
  • The Ruined City by Paula Brandon (Spectra, February 28) — sequel to October 2011’s The Traitor’s Daughter — Paula Brandon’s epic and captivating trilogy continues as magic and mystery wreak havoc with the very fabric of existence.
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