Release day: some Recorded Books titles come a bit earlier than expected

I wasn’t expected this to arrive until September 1, but Recorded Books has just released a very anticipated fantasy audiobook: Heir of Novron: Riyria Revelations, Book 3 By Michael J. Sullivan, Narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds — Length:31 hrs and 49 mins:

 

On the heels of Theft of Swords: Riyria Revelations, Book 1 (March) and Rise of Empire: Riyria Revelations, Book 2 (May), both wonderfully narrated by Reynolds: “A rising star in the fantasy genre, Michael J. Sullivan has built an ardent following for his Riyria Revelations saga, which draws to its epic conclusion in Heir of Novron. On the holiday of Wintertide, the New Empire plans to burn the Witch of Melengar and force the Empress into a marriage of their own design. But they didn’t account for Royce and Hadrian finally locating the Heir of Novron—or the pair’s desire to wreak havoc on the New Empire’s carefully crafted scheme.”

Also out from Recorded Books ahead of the listed September 1 publication date is Seawitch: Greywalker, Book 7 By Kat Richardson, Narrated by Mia Barron. And, while I’m here, there are two more which catch my eye that are just out today:

  • The Carefully Considered Rape of the World: A Novel About the Unspeakable By Shepherd Mead, Narrated by Bruce Pilkenton — Length:7 hrs and 13 mins — From the author of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, this is the story of women becoming inexplicably pregnant. And it happens to every type of woman, regardless of race or creed, from nuns to lesbians. It happened to Beauford Abel’s wife. With her, a perfume tester called; one of his more exotic samples made her black out for a split second. At least, she thought it was a split second…. When Beauford eventually figures out what’s going on, he plays amateur sleuth. But instead of finding sex maniacs, he finds brainy apes planning to invade the Earth. And the brainy apes are clever enough to ask Beauford to handle their PR. They’d like to be liked when they land. And they’d like the baby apes that earth women will soon be giving birth to, to be liked as well. You might think this is a pretty funny way for invaders to act. In this book, everything’s funny.”
  • Revolution World (2011) By Katy Stauber, Narrated by Michele Knotz for Audible Frontiers — Length:9 hrs and 13 mins — “Set in a near-future, post-ecological and post-economic collapse, Revolution World chronicles the romance between rogue genetic engineer Clio Somata, and martial-artist computer-programmer Seth Boucher. Sadly, the road of love is never easy…in this case, an overreaching US military establishment and an evil multi-national bioengineering firm has decided that they want what Clio and her family has – cutting edge bio-technology. The conflict between the Somata clan and the US government ends up being the catalyst that drives a bunch of libertarian Texan gamers to declare a revolt against the oppressive US government, kicking off a new Texas Revolution!”

 

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