Posts tagged: redshirts

November #WhispersyncDeal roundup: A Calculated Life, Off to Be the Wizard, The Broken Sword, I Am Princess X, Ella Enchanted, and more, and! a glance through Audible's "Treat Yourself" sale, and!'s Black Friday sale (UPDATED)

Posted on 2015-11-27 at 5:31 by Sam

As promised, you've got more than 48 hours this time! But there's a lot to look over, as among the 299 Whispersync for Voice-enabled Monthly Deals in Kindle Books there's a good-sized pile that catch my eye this month. And! Through December 2, there's additionally a very nice "Treat Yourself" sale on a big pile of audiobooks as well, and I have a glance through those titles below, followed by a really, really quick mention of's Black Friday sale through December 3.

First, though, the usual

Posted in Whispersync Deals | Tagged anne charnock, bronson pinchot, cherie priest,, jennifer marie brissett, john scalzi, luke daniels, marko kloos, mary robinette kowal, oliver wyman, poul anderson, redshirts, samuel r delany, scott meyer, skyboat media, stefan rudnicki, susan duerden, the broken sword, wil wheaton, wild-cards

September Whispersync Deal Roundup

Posted on 2014-09-12 at 14:45 by Sam

Out with the deals of August and in with the deals of September! As usual, the daily #WhispersyncDeal posts on Facebook/Twitter cover the more ephemeral deals, but here's some titles to check out all September long -- but first, some deals that either end today (Friday) or in a week:

The King in Yellow | [Robert W. Chambers] Annihilation: Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 1 | [Jeff VanderMeer]

Today (Friday) only, Open Road Media has set the ebook price for their edition of Robert W. Chambers' The King in Yellow to "free". This edition is Whispersync for Voice enabled with the fantastic Blackstone Audio

Posted in Whispersync Deals | Tagged among others, amy mcfadden, annihilation, ben aaronovitch, carolyn mccormick, charlie n holmberg, dead with walking, emily durante, ernest cline, faith hunter, fortune's pawn, frederik pohl, gabrielle de cuir, gateway, harrowgate, jane yellowrock, jeff vandermeer, jo walton, john scalzi, kate maruyama, katherine kellgren, kavalier and clay, khristine hvam, kim harrison, kobna holdbrook-smith, macleod andrews, marguerite gavin, michael chabon, midnight riot, nick podehl, oliver wyman, paolo bacigalupi, pierre grimbert, rachel bach, ready player one, redshirts, richard kadrey, siddhartha mukherjee, skinwalker, stefan rudnicki, the drowned cities, the king in yellow, the paper magician, tyler dilts, wil wheaton

Listening report: June 2012

Posted on 2012-09-12 at 3:21 by Sam

After six audiobooks in May (though KSR’s 2312 went on well into the first week of June) I listened to eight in June, with Tim Powers’s On Stranger Tides and Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay being the outstanding audiobooks, with plenty to recommend Mark L. Van Name’s No Going Back, John Scalzi’s Redshirts, and Jon Sprunk’s Shadow’s Son.


REVIEWS: (Note: as I’m terribly terribly behind in these reviews, these are short (or long in the cases where I did not have time to

Posted in Sam's Monthly Listening Report | Tagged cherie priest, clementine, graphicaudio, john scalzi, jon sprunk, kavalier and clay, kim stanley robinson, mark van name, michael chabon, monthly listening report, no going back, on stranger tides, orson scott card, redshirts, shadow's son, stefan rudnicki, tim powers, wil wheaton

Review: Redshirts by John Scalzi, read by Wil Wheaton

Posted on 2012-06-26 at 19:10 by Sam

Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas By John Scalzi

Narrated by Wil Wheaton for Audible Frontiers

Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins

Release Date: 06-05-12 

Review by Dave Thompson: “Stay off the Bridge! Avoid the Narrative!”

“Is it just me…or is everyone on this ship monumentally fucked up about away teams?” asks one of the Redshirts early on in John Scalzi’s latest.  Redshirts is funny, exciting, and gets emotional and pretty heartfelt in the most surprising places. But what’s really unique about this one is how

Posted in regular | Tagged dave thompson, john scalzi, redshirts, review, wil wheaton

Release Week: Redshirts by John Scalzi, a US release for Alastair Reynolds's Blue Remembered Earth, Daniel A. Wilson's Amped, and the story of Philip K. Dick's Robotic Resurrection

Posted on 2012-06-06 at 13:57 by Sam

The first release week for June 2012 is led by the sf meta-comedic Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas By John Scalzi, Narrated by Wil Wheaton for Audible, out concurrently with the print and (DRM-free!) e-book release from Tor. At 7 hours and 41 minutes it sounds a bit slight, but Wheaton is not your typical plodding-along narrator. The book re-unites the author/narrator duo behind Fuzzy Nation (which was just honored with an Audie Award), Agent to the Stars, and The Android’s Dream, and certainly seems

Posted in regular, Release Week | Tagged alastair reynolds, blue remembered earth, john scalzi, kobna holdbrook-smith, redshirts, release week, wil wheaton

News: Wil Wheaton to narrate John Scalzi's Redshirts

Posted on 2012-04-02 at 20:10 by Sam

Link: News: Wil Wheaton to narrate John Scalzi's Redshirts

Quoth the Scalzi: “I can tell you this now that it is not April Fools Day and you will believe me.” — Wil Wheaton will narrate the audiobook version of Redshirts:

And the news was confirmed by Wheaton on Twitter, where he added, “I’m super proud of it.”

Meanwhile, I’m still a-twitter over @wilw’s retweeting of my own April Fool’s joke, which even included speculation as to why this wasn’t already announced, as, yes, Scalzi says, “If ever there

Posted in link | Tagged john scalzi, redshirts, wil wheaton