Posts tagged: lavie tidhar

The 33 most missing audiobooks of 2014

Posted on 2015-01-17 at 6:12 by Sam

Three thousand two hundred sixty-seven. That's how many science fiction and fantasy audiobooks were added to's US listings alone in 2014, and the larger number of new speculative fiction audiobooks -- which include GraphicAudio, independent (for example The Maze of Games and Eric Flint's "Islands"), and other titles not available at Audible (for example Cory Doctorow's Homeland and Information Doesn't Want to Be Free), physical-only releases, podiobooks, and English-language audiobooks released

Posted in The Arrrdies | Tagged adam roberts, alex dally macfarlane, am dellamonica, american neolithic, ben aaronovitch, blake butler, broken river books, bryan allen carr, dave hutchinson, david edison, david james keaton, diana wynne jones, elysium, emmi itaranta, fred venturini, gemma files, greg van eekhout, hilda hilst, iain m banks, james l cambias, jay lake, jennifer marie brissett, jenny erpenbeck, jm mcdermott, joanne m harris, john hornor jacobs, jonathan carroll, josh weil, julia elliott, kerry howley, laila lalami, lavie tidhar, maze, naomi foyle, neil williamson, nick mamatas, nina allan, our lady of the islands, peter liney, rajan khanna, richard house, rjurik davidson, sam sykes, shannon page, simon ings, stephen baxter, stuart rojstaczer, terence hawkins, the great glass sea, the last projector, ultima, unwrapped sky, ursula jones, will mcintosh, wu ming-yi

Release Week: Lavie Tidhar, Terry Pratchett's Raising Steam, Scott Meyer's Off to Be the Wizard, and Cory Doctorow's Homeland read by Wil Wheaton

Posted on 2014-03-19 at 15:39 by Sam

MARCH 12-18, 2014: A jam-packed week straddes the Ides of March, bringing a fantastic haul of audiobooks led by two short novels from Lavie Tidhar, the latest steam-powered Discworld novel from Terry Pratchett, and Scott Meyer's Off to Be the Wizard read by Luke Daniels. Update: Also out now and available exclusively as part of the current Humble eBook Bundle, Cory Doctorow's Homeland, bestselling sequel to Little Brother, is read by Wil Wheaton -- at Skyboat Media no less, directed by Gabrielle de Cuir who

Posted in Release Week | Tagged cory doctorow, lavie tidhar, luke daniels, scott meyer, terry pratchett, wil wheaton

Release Week: The Violent Century, The Necromancer's House, Parasite, Dead Set, Zendegi, Two Serpents Rise, The Prince of Lies, and Shadow's Lure

Posted on 2013-11-04 at 0:59 by Sam

OCTOBER 23-29, 2013: An absolutely packed release week so I'll spare some of the usual dithering up here to make room. Briefly: new novels from Lavie Tidhar and Christopher Buehlman would be quite a week alone, but add a new novel from Mira Grant and bring Greg Egan's Zendegi to audio -- for starters -- and there's something for everyone this week. In the "also out this week" listings: Katabasis, continuing the Mongoliad saga (sans Neal Stephenson); Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens narrates Mary Shelley's Franke

Posted in Release Week | Tagged anne lyle, christopher buehlman, greg egan, jon sprunk, lavie tidhar, max gladstone, mira grant, richard kadrey

World Fantasy Awards 2012 nominees announced

Posted on 2012-08-08 at 15:50 by Sam

The nominees for the 2012 World Fantasy Awards have been announced, and all five of the novels on the final ballot are available in audio. Let me run them down for you:

  • Those Across the River, Christopher Buehlman (Ace) — Those Across the River, Narrated by Mark Bramhall for Penguin Audiobooks — Length:9 hrs and 5 mins — Release Date:09-06-11 — this is one that interested me last year, mainly due to my affection for Bramhall’s narration on Lev Grossman’s The Magicians, and reviewed fairly positively
Posted in regular | Tagged 11/22/63, a dance with dragons, among others, audiobooks, e lily yu, escape pod, george rr martin, jo walton, katherine kellgren, ken liu, lavie tidhar, mark bramhall, osama, podcastle, roy dotrice, stephen king, those across the river, world fantasy awards

Listening Report: May 2012

Posted on 2012-07-04 at 0:4 by Sam

April’s claim of 9 audiobooks was a bit of a “cheat”; I included the late Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 although I had actually read it in (very) early May. Here, things were going to again a bit stretched as it took a few days into June to finish the audiobook which took up most of my late May as well (Kim Stanley Robinson’s 2312) but hey, again, it’s my blog, I include what I want, when I want, right? So. Six audiobooks in May, several outstanding including J.M. McDermott’s Last Dragon, Lavie Tidhar’s Osa

Posted in Sam's Monthly Listening Report | Tagged 2312, david tallerman, giant thief, jm mcdermott, kim stanley robinson, last dragon, lavie tidhar, monthly listening report, osama

Audiobook review: Osama by Lavie Tidhar

Posted on 2012-06-05 at 16:32 by Sam

Osama by Lavie Tidhar

Narrated by Jeff Harding for Audible Ltd

Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins

Release Date: 05-14-2012 [PS Publishing | Goodreads | Audible UK]

Review by Dave Thompson: “Life Isn’t a Pulp Novel”

Lavie Tidhar’s Osama is not an easy or light novel. However, it is a very thought provoking one, and I suspect it’s one that’s going to stay with me for a long time.

What if Osama bin Laden never existed? What if his acts of terror were confined solely to pulp novels, the kind that are published

Posted in regular | Tagged dave thompson, jeff harding, lavie tidhar, osama, review

Release Week: Mark L. Van Name's No Going Back and Lavie Tidhar's Tel Aviv Dossier

Posted on 2012-05-30 at 2:9 by Sam

May goes out fairly quietly in terms of raw numbers, but there are still two audiobooks I am pretty excited about, led for me by No Going Back: Jon & Lobo, Book 5 By Mark L. Van Name, Narrated by Tom Stechschulte for Audible Frontiers. Out concurrently with its print and e-book release from Baen, the book continues the Jon and Lobo series, which came to audio in one giant gulp last month. Jon and Lobo are back–and everything is about to change. If they both survive. Haunted by memories of children he could

Posted in regular, Release Week | Tagged lavie tidhar, mark van name, no going back, release week

Release Week: Railsea by China Mieville; Osama by Lavie Tidhar; CS Friedman's Magister and Coldfire trilogies; and more

Posted on 2012-05-16 at 14:3 by Sam

For the third week in a row there are multiple major releases in the YA SF & F section, led by Railsea, a foray into a younger age category by the always brilliant China Mieville (Perdido Street StationEmbassytown, etc.). Narrated by Jonathan Cowley for Random House Audio, the audiobook comes in at just under 10 hours, and it also comes with heaps of praise for its ability to both engage younger audiences at a narrative level, with a world of trains and giant mole hunts, as well as offer a deeper reading

Posted in regular, Release Week | Tagged china mieville, cs friedman, lavie tidhar, osama, railsea, release week

Audiobook release day: Osama by Lavie Tidhar

Posted on 2012-05-14 at 23:35 by Sam

Link: Audiobook release day: Osama by Lavie Tidhar

I don’t always do a release day post these days, usually saving things up for one week-in-recap. But sometimes an audiobook comes along off-Tuesday that I’m really excited about, and today has one such audiobook. Coming in at about 8.5 hours, Osama By Lavie Tidhar is Narrated by Jeff Harding for Audible Ltd [Audible UK link here]:

In a world without global terrorism Joe, a private detective, is hired by a mysterious woman to find a man: the obscure

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News: Lavie Tidhar announces five-book deal with Audible, including Osama and trilogy The Bookman Histories

Posted on 2012-03-26 at 19:34 by Sam

Link: News: Lavie Tidhar announces five-book deal with Audible, including Osama and trilogy The Bookman Histories

Absolutely fantastic news:

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