Posts filed: news

Casting News: Monica Byrne's The Girl in the Road to be narrated by Dioni Collins and Nazneen Contractor

Posted on 2014-04-03 at 15:2 by Sam

Since it's no longer April 1, some serious news to pass along: Monica Byrne's debut The Girl in the Road (May 20, Crown and Random House Audio) has been cast, with actresses Dioni Collins (BioShock Infinite) and Nazneen Contractor (Star Trek Into Darkness24) providing the voices of Mariama and Meena, respectively. I've been waiting and waiting on official news that there would be an audiobook, so this is doubly exciting:

The Girl in the Road Cover dioni-collins-MV5BMTk0Njc5NDQ0OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNjM3NzA5Mg_V1_SX640_SY720 nazneen-contractor

A debut that Neil Gaiman calls “Glorious,” The Girl in the Road describes a

Posted in news | Tagged dioni collins, monica byrne, nazneen contractor, the girl in the road

News: Richard Armitage to narrate "Hamlet: a novel" by A.J. Hartley and David Hewson

Posted on 2014-03-21 at 16:47 by Sam

Via, some casting news from late February that I missed: "We are thrilled to announce that the Hamlet, a Novel, the follow-up to the critically acclaimed international bestseller Macbeth: A Novel, co-written by A.J. and David Hewson will be out on audio on May 20th, performed by the incomparable Richard Armitage. Armitage has a history of playing Shakespeare but is probably best known internationally for his portrayal of Thorin Oakenshield in the recent Hobbit movies, as well as Guy of

Posted in news | Tagged aj hartley, hamlet, richard armitage

News: Bronson Pinchot to narrate Jeff VanderMeer's Authority, Book 2 of The Southern Reach; and Xe Sands to narrate Wendy Webb's The Vanishing

Posted on 2014-03-11 at 15:47 by Sam

Two narrator castings to pass along this morning, the first is both the most recent and what I'll be listening to in the wee hours of May 6: Blackstone Audio has tapped Audie-Award winning narrator Bronson Pinchot to narrate Authority: The Southern Reach, Book 2 by Jeff VanderMeer, released fairly quickly on the heels of Annihilation, read by Carolyn McCormick, which was released in February. I've listened to many of Pinchot's audiobooks (from non-fiction like How to Build an Android: The True Story of

Posted in news | Tagged authority, bronson pinchot, jeff vandermeer, the vanishing, wendy webb, xe sands

Jeff VanderMeer's forthcoming "Annihilation: a novel" to be narrated by Carolyn McCormick

Posted on 2013-12-30 at 22:51 by Sam

I've been refreshing Blackstone Audio's site every week or so for months now, looking for news on the narrator and release date confirmation. And lo and behold on their new Blackstone Library website is an even shinier new listing for Annihilation, the first novel in Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach Trilogy.

And the narrator is listed as Carolyn McCormick, whose work on The Hunger Games audiobooks I absolutely adored. This is a big-time casting for a big-time novel, and I'm very excited to see what

Posted in news | Tagged annihilation, carolyn mccormick, jeff vandermeer, southern reach trilogy

Kickstarter for Catherine M. Wilson's When Women Were Warriors, read by Janis Ian for Dog Ear Audio

Posted on 2013-07-25 at 3:2 by Sam

I've recently found out about a Kickstarter campaign for an audiobook edition of When Women Were Warriors and I am very excited to both be a backer and to share the project with my fellow audiobibliophiles:

Catherine M. Wilson's When Women Were Warriors is a trilogy, and book one, The Warrior's Path, won the 2010 EPIC Ebook Award for Fiction. (And happens to be free as of this writing, on Kobo, Nook, Kindle, and likely other places.)

Janis Ian is an acclaimed singer, songwriter, musician, columnist, and

Posted in news | Tagged catherine m. wilson, janis ian, kickstarter, when women were warriors

News: Blackstone Audio to release two Lewis Shiner audiobooks later this year

Posted on 2013-07-16 at 15:4 by Sam

I'm very pleased to report that later this year, Blackstone Audio will release two audiobooks by Lewis Shiner, the author of the World Fantasy Award-winning (and my favorite new audiobook of 2011) Glimpses.

First up, to be released November 15, is Slam, Shiner's 1990 novel of a paroled tax evader, anarchist skateboarders, and, well, 23 cats. Called "An unqualified delight." by Publishers Weekly and re-released in 2011 by Subterranean Press in the series of "Definitive Editions" of Shiner's works:

"Paroled
Posted in news | Tagged blackstone audio, lewis shiner, stefan rudnicki