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Bookburners Listen-a-Long #3: Fair Weather by Margaret Dunlap

Posted on 2015-10-06 at 3:49 by Sam

bb-03-26093838 Bookburners: Season One: Episode 3: Fair Weather by Margaret Dunlap read by Xe Sands for Serial Box

[Missed Episode 1? The pilot episode is still free, and at under 90 minutes each it’s a breeze to catch up!]

In some ways, Margaret Dunlap's "Fair Weather" is an echo of the winning formula that Brian Francis Slattery's "Anywhere But Here" established in the previous episode: Sal explores a bit of the Vatican, Sal meets some new team members, the team's "magic 8-ball" alerts them of a magical event, they

Posted in The Bookburners Listen-a-Long | Tagged margaret dunlap, serial box, xe sands

Bookburners Listen-a-Long #2: Anywhere But Here by Brian Francis Slattery

Posted on 2015-09-25 at 14:25 by Sam

BB-2-26093804 Bookburners: Season One: Episode 2: Anywhere But Here by Brian Francis Slattery read by Xe Sands for Serial Box

[Missed Episode 1? The pilot episode is still free, and at under 90 minutes each it's a breeze to catch up!]

Well, I'm again late late with the listen-a-long recap, as Episode 3 ("Fair Weather", by Margaret Dunlap) has been out since Tuesday. With Episode #2 we see Bookburners HQ at the Vatican ("Looks a little Satanic for around here, doesn’t it?"), meet a new team member, and ride along for

Posted in The Bookburners Listen-a-Long | Tagged brian francis slattery, serial box, xe sands

Quick fiction #WhispersyncDeal roundup for Friday, September 18: Water for Elephants, The Transcriptionist, A Reliable Wife, and Jill McCorkle's Life After Life

Posted on 2015-09-18 at 19:15 by Sam

Rather than share/Tweet these four fantastic fiction deals one at a time, I figured I'd just quickly round them up here. Enjoy! But act fast, as these are only good through the wee hours after midnight tonight:


Water for Elephants: A Novel by Sara Gruen (Author), David LeDoux (Narrator), John Randolph Jones (Narrator), for $1.99+$3.95 -- "Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless

Posted in Whispersync Deals | Tagged amy rowland, jill mccorkle, sara gruen, water for elephants, xe sands

Bookburners Listen-a-Long #1: Badge, Book, and Candle by Max Gladstone

Posted on 2015-09-16 at 16:41 by Sam
Badge, Book, and Candle (Bookburners, #1) Bookburners: Season One: Episode 1: Badge, Book, and Candle by Max Gladstone read by Xe Sands for Serial Box

Bookburners is a just-launched episodic fiction project by new publisher Serial Box, the first of their season- and episode-based "shows" (for lack of a better term!) brought to us by all-star teams of writers in collaborative fashion. In Bookburners, "Magic is real, and hungry—trapped in ancient texts and artifacts, only a few who discover it survive to fight back. Detective Sal Brooks is a

Posted in The Bookburners Listen-a-Long | Tagged bookburners, max gladstone, serial box, xe sands

The AudioBookaneers pick their favorite audiobooks of 2014

Posted on 2015-03-02 at 15:15 by Sam

Well, it's (past) that time of year again: time for Dave and I to look back on a year in listening. We laughed, we cried, we cheered, we jeered, we stayed up well into the night for these audiobooks. It seems like every year calls for a slight wrinkle in presentation, but this year it's a familiar one: our audiobooks of the year, runners up in both new audiobooks of new books and new audiobooks of previously published books, and our favorite "new to us" listens of the year. (And, mostly because it helps

Posted in The Arrrdies | Tagged adjoa andoh, afterparty, amber benson, andy weir, andy weird, ann leckie, anne charnock, area x, bd wong, ben h. winters, bronson pinchot, catherynne m valente, chang-rae lee, cherie priest, chris beckett, cibola burn, claire north, daniel abraham, dark eden, daryl gregory, donna tartt, drizzt, evie wyld, fred berman, gabrielle de cuir, haruki murakami, ironskin, j.k. rowling, james marsters, james sa corey, janis ian, jeff vandermeer, jo walton, joe hill, john darnielle, john scalzi, johnny b truant, jonathan lethem, josh cohen, junot diaz, kameron hurley, katherine addison, kristen bell, lev grossman, lewis shiner, lock in, macleod andrews, manly wade wellman, maplecroft, margaret atwood, mark bramhall, michael chabon, michel faber, monica byrne, motherless brooklyn, my real children, neil gaiman, nick harkaway, octavia butler, on such a full sea, one hundred years of solitude, peter berkrot, RA Salvatore, rc bray, richard kadrey, robert galbraith, robert glenister, rosalyn landor, ruth ozeki, sandman slim, sean platt, shirley jackson, six-gun snow white, stefan rudnicki, ted chiang, the beam, the book of strange new things, the brief wondrous life of oscar wao, the girl in the road, the goblin emperor, the goldfinch, the martian, the mirror empire, the silkworm, the yiddish policeman's union, therese anne fowler, tigerman, tina connolly, vampire empire, veronica mars, we have always lived in the castle, when women were warriors, wil wheaton, wolf in white van, xe sands

Release Week: Acceptance, The Bone Clocks, Maplecroft, Sleeping Late on Judgement Day, and Randall Munroe's "What If?"

Posted on 2014-09-09 at 3:49 by Sam

AUGUST 27-SEPTEMBER 2, 2014: September is here, and so are 5 of my most-anticipated audiobooks of the entire year: Jeff VanderMeer's Acceptance concludes his Southern Reach trilogy, David Mitchell's The Bone Clocks is the Cloud Atlas author's first new novel in four years, Cherie Priest's Maplecroft gives us Lizzie Borden and her axe, we find out what happens to an angel on the run after Sleeping Late on Judgement Day, and Wil Wheaton narrates an audiobook adaptation of Randall Munroe's What If? Also out

Posted in Release Week | Tagged bobby dollar, bronson pinchot, cherie priest, david mitchell, jeff vandermeer, maplecroft, randall munroe, tad williams, the bone clocks, the southern reach, what if, wil wheaton, xe sands, xkcd

Release Week: Jim Butcher's Skin Game, Jane Lindskold's Artemis Awakening, Glen Hirshberg's Motherless Child, Jo Walton's Tooth and Claw, and Tim Pratt's Heirs of Grace

Posted on 2014-05-29 at 15:27 by Sam

MAY 21-27, 2014: Well, crap. I should have snatched up Nick Harkaway's Tigerman before Audible (US) realized that it couldn't sell it to me, but hopefully that's a "not yet" and not an "ever". So, a release week I was over-the-top excited about is taken down a notch, though with blockbuster series releases from Jim Butcher (The Dresden Files continues with Skin Game, read by James Marsters), Elizabeth Moon (Crown of Renewal in her  Paksennarion: Paladin's Legacy series), and Ian Douglas (Dark Matter in his

Posted in Release Week | Tagged artemis awakening, glen hirshberg, heirs of grace, james marsters, jane lindskold, jim butcher, jo walton, john lee, leslie hull, motherless child, skin game, the dresden files, tim pratt, tooth and claw, xe sands

Release Week: The Word Exchange, The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, Strange Bodies, The End is Nigh, Steles of the Sky, The Dragon Business, Black Moon, NOD, The Vanishing, No Lasting Burial, King Maker, and David Gerrold's When HARLIE Was One

Posted on 2014-04-15 at 18:38 by Sam

APRIL 2-8, 2014: Well, the April 1 avalanche was followed up with an April 8 landslide, with a long, long! list of titles to check out, which took me a good long while to finally make sense of. (Seeing as this is coming a full week late, and the "next" release week is already here!) Just... so many good books that even after cutting beyond the comfort point, I had more than a dozen "picks". Which does nobody any good, now, does it? So I cut further, and it hurts a bit, but the audiobooks that remain really

Posted in Release Week | Tagged adrian barnes, alena graedon, black moon, celeste ciulla, claire north, david gerrold, elizabeth bear, hugh howey, james langton, john joseph adams, kenneth calhoun, kevin j anderson, marcel theroux, maurice broaddus, neil shah, nod, peter kenny, stant litore, steles of the sky, strange bodies, the apocalypse triptych, the dragon business, the end is nigh, the eternal sky, the first fifteen lives of harry august, the vanishing, the word exchange, the zombie bible, wendy webb, when harlie was one, xe sands

News: Bronson Pinchot to narrate Jeff VanderMeer's Authority, Book 2 of The Southern Reach; and Xe Sands to narrate Wendy Webb's The Vanishing

Posted on 2014-03-11 at 15:47 by Sam

Two narrator castings to pass along this morning, the first is both the most recent and what I'll be listening to in the wee hours of May 6: Blackstone Audio has tapped Audie-Award winning narrator Bronson Pinchot to narrate Authority: The Southern Reach, Book 2 by Jeff VanderMeer, released fairly quickly on the heels of Annihilation, read by Carolyn McCormick, which was released in February. I've listened to many of Pinchot's audiobooks (from non-fiction like How to Build an Android: The True Story of

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Joining Literate Housewife's The Silence of Trees Listen-A-Long

Posted on 2012-04-04 at 15:31 by Sam

Link: Joining Literate Housewife's The Silence of Trees Listen-A-Long

I’ve seen narrator Xe Sands name come up on a few titles I’m interested in listening to (most recently The Vanishers) and along comes an audiobook listen-a-long for The Silence of Trees by Valya Dudycz Lupescu, narrated by Sands for Iambik:

And the “listen-a-long” includes a 20% discount code as well. So: join along!

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