Posts tagged: robert jackson bennett

"You Want Me to Blow Up the Afterlife?" Dave Reviews City of Blades

Posted on 2016-11-03 at 5:34 by Dave

City of Blades (The Divine Cities, Book 2)
by Robert Jackson Bennett, Narrated by Alma Cuervo
Length: 20 hours, 27 minutes

The gods have been destroyed. This isn't myth or ancient history -- it happened less than a lifetime ago. They were oppressive and made slaves of much of humanity until the eventual uprising came. But if the gods are all dead, then what happened to the afterlives they created, and those left in them?

But really, I'm only scratching the surface. Straight up: City of Blades is the best

Posted in reviews | Tagged alma cuervo, divine cities, reviews, robert jackson bennett

Audible's "Thrills and Chills" sale through October 31

Posted on 2014-10-29 at 14:4 by Sam

Just in time for Halloween, Audible is having a Thrills and Chills sale, with a goodly pile of audiobooks on sale for $6.95 through October 31. (Meanwhile, today's Daily Deal is The Amityville Horror for $2.95, so there's that, too.)

Here's what most caught my eye in a scan through of the 158 titles:

The Gunslinger: The Dark Tower I | [Stephen King] Horns: A Novel | [Joe Hill]

  • By Stephen King
  • Narrated by George Guidall
  • By Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by Ray Porter
Posted in Whispersync Deals | Tagged christopher buehlman, glen duncan, guillermo del toro, joe hill, lauren beukes, marisha pessl, robert jackson bennett, stephen king

Release Week: Station Eleven, City of Stairs, Hieroglyph, Monstrous Affections, and Gregory Maguire's Egg and Spoon

Posted on 2014-09-16 at 13:31 by Sam

SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2014: A highly-praised post-apocalyptic fiction, a secondary-world fantasy, an optimistic hard sf anthology, a young adult fantasy anthology, and an "all ages" fantasy lead a crowded week which also includes Daryl Gregory's "dark, degenerate, and sublime" We Are All Completely Fine, Karen Miller's The Falcon Throne, Angus Watson's Age of Iron, Siobhan Adcock's ghost story The Barter, Paula Guran's anthology Zombies: More Recent Dead, Benedict Cumberbatch reading William Golding's The Spire, a

Posted in Release Week | Tagged alma cuervo, city of stairs, daryl gregory, egg and spoon, emily st john mandel, gavin grant, gregory maguire, hieroglyph, kathryn cramer, kelly link, kirsten potter, michael page, monstrous affections, neal stephenson, robert jackson bennett, siobhan adcock, station eleven, the barter

At Long Last! The AudioBookaneers Favorite Audiobooks of 2013!

Posted on 2014-02-24 at 14:53 by Dave

Yes, it's been a looooooooong wait. But 2013 was a pretty good year, and we have the audiobooks to prove it! In our wrap-up of 2012 in audiobooks, we had a consensus pick for best new audiobook, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. This year, we are a house -- er, pirate ship? -- divided. Last year, we also split things up quite a bit between "best new audiobook of a new book" and "best new audiobook of a previously released book". This year, there are no second class citizens among our listens

Posted in The Arrrdies | Tagged american elsewhere, ancillary justice, ann leckie, doctor sleep, hild, kate atkinson, kim stanley robinson, lauren beukes, life after life, neil gaiman, niccola griffith, robert jackson bennett, shaman, stephen king, the ocean at the end of the lane, the shining girls

Review: American Elsewhere

Posted on 2013-09-19 at 6:0 by Dave

American Elsewhere by Robert Jackson Bennett, Read by Graham Winton Length: 22 hours, 23 minutes

If you have to stand against the great lurking darkness that’s encroaching upon you from the edge of universe, I recommend cranking up The Best of Erich Zann's Violin Classics, inviting over Chuthulu’s rebellious teenage children to stand by your side, and having  Robert Jackson Bennett’s American Elsewhere in hand to keep said Darkness at bay.

I’ve been looking forward to this book pretty much since I’d heard

Posted in reviews, Uncategorized | Tagged american elsewhere, kaleidoscope of wtfery, recorded books, robert jackson bennett

Release Week: American Elsewhere, The Teleportation Accident, and Carniepunk

Posted on 2013-07-24 at 18:15 by Sam

JULY 17-23, 2013: I was set to write up a fairly quiet -- with the principal exception of the colorful-looking anthology Carniepunk -- release week, when Recorded Books unexpectedly dropped one of my most-anticipated titles of the year, Robert Jackson Bennett's American Elsewhere. It's months later than the print publication but still well ahead of the previously expected audio release. And! When digging through the non-sf/f catalogs, as I tend to do each release week just to make sure I'm not missing out

Posted in Release Week | Tagged american elsewhere, carniepunk, robert jackson bennett, the teleportation accident

Dave Reviews: The Troupe

Posted on 2012-12-20 at 20:13 by Dave


The Troupe, by Robert Jackson Bennett Read by Luis Moreno for Recorded Books Length: 18 hours, 10 minutes

The Troupe is the best new novel I've listened to this year – let’s get that out of the way from the start. There are several other books I want to hit before the end of the year, and I’ll be the first to say that what I have listened to is hardly comprehensive of all the amazing books that have come out over the past 12 months. That said, I can confidently say that The Troupe is one of those books

Posted in reviews | Tagged dave thompson, luis moreno, magic, robert jackson bennett, vaudeville

Dave Reviews: The Company Man

Posted on 2012-12-05 at 7:25 by Dave


The Company Man, by Robert Jackson Bennett Read by Richard Poe, for Recorded Books Length: 16 hours, 4 minutes

There’s an argument these days that the “punk” in steampunk is really superfluous – that generally, the genre isn’t punk at all. It's not attempting to rebel against anything. Instead, we get comfortable (often fun) stories dressed up in Victorian clothes. As Cherie Priest succinctly put it, “Steampunk is fun with hats.”

For those of us looking for steampunk with a little more edge and cynicism

Posted in reviews | Tagged dave thompson, reviews, robert jackson bennett

Release Week: Robert Jackson Bennett, Seanan McGuire, Joel Rosenberg, and A.A. Attanasio

Posted on 2012-11-21 at 16:27 by Sam

Two of 2012's most missing audiobooks and two backlist books from two of my favorite authors highlight the pre-Thanksgiving release week.

The Troupe By Robert Jackson Bennett, Narrated by Luis Moreno for Recorded Books -- Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins -- Published in February in print and ebook by Orbit, it's been a leading contender for "most missing audiobook" all year for me, and leads off the Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2012 - SF/F/H list: "Best-selling author Robert Jackson Bennett has won widespread

Posted in regular, Release Week | Tagged aa attanasio, joel rosenberg, robert jackson bennett, seanan mcguire, the troupe