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Review: The Dispatcher by John Scalzi, read by Zachary Quinto for Audible

Posted on 2016-10-11 at 14:44 by Sam

The Dispatcher by John Scalzi Read by Zachary Quinto for Audible

Free until November 2, The Dispatcher is an audio-exclusive short novella from John Scalzi, read by Zachary Quinto -- best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot and the menacing, power-stealing serial killer, Sylar, in Heroes -- who "brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi."

The book starts just a bit heavy

Posted in reviews | Tagged audible, john scalzi, zachary quinto

Audible's $4.95 "Editors' Picks" sale ends today: Octavia E. Butler, Ursula K. Le guin, Cixin Liu, Lev Grossman, Patrick Rothfuss, Susanna Clarke, Junot Diaz, Justin Cronin, and more

Posted on 2016-06-13 at 14:29 by Sam

And there are a ton of science fiction and fantasy books to choose from. Here's my absolute favorite audiobooks from the sale:

Kindred Audiobook The Dispossessed Audiobook The Three-Body Problem Audiobook

  • By Octavia E. Butler
  • Narrated by Kim Staunton
  • By Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Narrated by Don Leslie
  • By Cixin Liu
  • Narrated by Luke Daniels
The Magicians Audiobook The Name of the Wind Audiobook Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell Audiobook
  • By Lev Grossman
  • Narrated by Mark Bramhall
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged audible

Audible's $5.95 members-only sale: The Fifth Season, H is for Hawk, Aurora, The Grace of Kings, A Wizard of Earthsea, A God in Ruins, A Canticle for Leibowitz, and much more

Posted on 2016-03-04 at 22:10 by Sam

Audible is having a big $5.95 members-only sale with over 200 titles, across science fiction and fantasy, non-fiction, YA, classics, and more:

And 200+ titles are a lot to page through. Here's what I most recommend from the sale, but hurry! The sale ends March 6, 2016 at 11:59 PM PT (US).


The Fifth Season: The Broken Earth, Book 1 by N.K. Jemisin, read by Robin Miles, and Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson, read by Ali Ahn, both for Hachette Audio -- Wait, WHAT? These are the two best fantasy and science

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged audible

Audible's "Big Thanks" Sale through December 16: from under $5 to just under a credit, here's some fantastic picks from the members-only 50% off sale

Posted on 2015-12-14 at 2:57 by Sam

UPDATE 2017-12-07: Yup, I’m “re-using” this post yet again for Audible’s latest members-only 50% off sale, which ends in one week, on December 14, 2017 at 11:59 PM PT (US). Don't be confused by either last year's sale end date (December 14, 2016) or the year before that's sale end date (December 16, 2015) and miss out. As you can see, there’s quite a bit on sale, and each year, the list keeps growing!

UPDATE 2016-12-13: I'm "re-using" this post again for Audible's latest members-only 50% off sale, which

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Whispersync Daily Deal: The Woman Who Married a Cloud: The Collected Short Stories of Jonathan Carroll

Posted on 2014-02-26 at 15:31 by Sam

Wednesday, February 26, 2014: Today's Kindle Daily Deal lineup includes The Woman Who Married a Cloud: The Collected Short Stories by Jonathan Carroll priced at $1.99, with a $1.99 Whispersync for Voice upgrade to the 19-hour audiobook narrated by Robin Bloodworth and Suehyla El Attar for Audible. Carroll first came to my attention when Neil Gaiman selected a pair of his novels, The Land of Laughs and White Apples, for his Neil Gaiman Presents imprint. Here, it's the 600-page collection of his short fiction

Posted in Whispersync Deals | Tagged audible, jonathan carroll, open road media, the woman who married a cloud

Dozens of free Audible titles through Amazon's Whispersync for Voice push

Posted on 2012-09-12 at 18:12 by Sam

It seems pretty far fetched, but Audiobooker reports that as part of Amazon’s push of their new “Whispersync for Voice” feature for Kindle and Audible that it has made $500 of audiobooks free. I’ve tried it, it does work, though I had to finally connect my Audible account with my Amazon account. The 26 titles are classics, including Frankenstein, The Wizard of Oz, Gulliver’s Travels, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, etc. read by professional narrators like Simon Vance, Alan Cumming, Jim Dale, and more.

Update: There

Posted in regular | Tagged audible, deals

Audible "Win-Win" $4.95 sale, through Sep 18

Posted on 2012-09-07 at 0:24 by Sam

A members-only sale at Audible, this one dubbed Win-Win, with $4.95 titles running through September 18. The sale page sorts out titles by author last name groupings, so here is my scan-through for interesting titles:




Posted in regular | Tagged audible, george rr martin, john scalzi, neal stephenson, neil gaiman, sales, terry pratchett, wil wheaton

Audible sale: $5.95 / $4.16 -- ends today (9/2)

Posted on 2012-09-03 at 1:5 by Sam

It’s only today that I finally found the sale page, but I’d mentioned this somewhat “quiet” sale over on Facebook and Twitter. The long and short of it is that a whole big list of ACX (Audible’s Audiobook Creation Exchange) titles have been on sale for $5.95, with members still getting their discount which brings them down to $4.16. Among the full list of titles, this includes all the Neil Gaiman Presents titles,among some others below. I still don’t see a full and complete list of the $5.95 titles, but

Posted in regular | Tagged acx, audible, crossroad press, david niall wilson, hal duncan, neil gaiman presents, oliver wyman, sales, the drowning girl, vellum

Audible's Beachcomber Sale

Posted on 2012-08-27 at 15:53 by Sam

The complete list of 25 Beachcomber Sale titles has now been revealed, after this somewhat strange “follow the clues” sale placed 5 books on sale for $6.95 each day for 5 days. The prices will stick around until August 31, and here are the SF/F titles:

Posted in regular | Tagged audible, sales

It's Iambik Audiobooks day!

Posted on 2012-07-27 at 17:6 by Sam

It’s been a while since I saw any Iambik titles showing up at, but today has seen a long list arrive, including the absolutely fantastic, you should not miss, Last Dragon By J. M. McDermott, Narrated by Cori Samuel:

I bought this direct from Iambik earlier this year, and it immediately became one of my all-time favorites. As I said in my May listening report, “The book is a disjointed experience, with several timelines bringing out exquisite foreshadowing and a beautiful sense of melancholy

Posted in regular | Tagged audible, iambik

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