Posts tagged: osama

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
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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: 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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