Posts tagged with "Audible"

Review

Zero G

Posted: January 31, 2019 by Writer Dan in Books We Like Meta: Dan Wells, Middle Grade, Science Fiction, Audible
Zero G

I don’t read a lot of middle grade books. Last ones I got to were probably the Series of Unfortunate Events books by Lemony Snicket (Amazon), which are brilliant good fun, especially when they’re read aloud. I was trying to remember what books I was reading around that age and realized that at 11 I was pretty deep into the Dragonlance Chronicles series by Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman (Amazon), thanks to my good friend Scot. It might be because of this, that I don’t remember reading an awful lot of funny, goofy, adventure romps like this one. There’s a part of me that thinks I might have missed out, but another that can’t help but remember how much I enjoyed reading back in those days. So I can’t have missed out on too much, can I?
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Review

The Ember Blade

Posted: December 27, 2018 by Writer Dan in Books We Don't Like Meta: Chris Wooding, Epic Fantasy, Audible
The Ember Blade

This book was on my radar for a while, but I didn’t think that I’d be able to get to it. Then, I forgot to cancel my Audible membership after going through that mess with THE SIGNAL, and suddenly I found myself with another book credit and no direction to run with it. After a quick perusal of my options, I found that the audiobook for Chris Wooding’s next book was only 10 days away from publication. Trust me, with our history of loving the books lobbed at us by him (EBR Archive), I quickly made my decision and started into it.
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Review

Signal

Posted: September 7, 2018 by Writer Dan in Books We Hate Meta: Tony Peak, Science Fiction, Audible
Signal

A couple weeks ago, a public relations specialist from Audible contacted us about possible interest in reviewing a new book slated for immediate release. Publishers contact us quite frequently to review their books, but this was the first one that I could remember coming directly from Audible. The book was Science Fiction, so naturally I picked it up. What with me loving Science Fiction and all. ūüôā My first surprise of many came when I found out that this book wasn’t going to get any kind of print version. Meaning no physical book and likely not even an ebook. This understanding gave me the immediate feeling of a very tiny dagger stabbing me in the heart. How could someone do that to a story? Especially if it’s a good one. I mean, doesn’t everyone love the feel and the smell of the paper? The heft of the bound pages? Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a good audio book (Simon Vance is a voice-talent god). I listen to them quite often actually, so I felt fairly qualified to give Signal a go. Thus, I dove in.

And that’s when I got my second surprise.
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Review

Uprooted

Posted: June 24, 2016 by Shawn in Books We Love Meta: Naomi Novik, Fantasy, Audible
Uprooted

Have you ever read a book that is just magical?¬†I don’t mean a book with magic in it.¬†There’s a million of those out there (and I like quite a few of them), but a book that is magical.¬†There’s a difference to it, isn’t there? Books that are magical have a different feel to them.¬†It’s beyond a compelling story (although again, I love that). ¬†It’s just a feeling you get when you read it.¬†I think it’s kind of like wrapping up in a warm blanket, or sitting by a fire and letting the warmth diffuse through you.¬†That is what UPROOTED by Naomi Novik was like for me.¬†I would sit and read and a warmth would just spread through me.¬†This book¬†is magical.

I’ve read some of Naomi Novik’s work before and I’ve enjoyed her Temaraire books.¬†I saw UPROOTED when it came out and it looked kind of fun, but I had a lot on my plate and I never got around to it.¬†Then it was nominated for a Hugo award.¬†Then it won the Nebula award. ¬†By this point I’m thinking, “Ok, let’s give it a shot.”¬†I’m so glad I did.
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Review

The Whitefire Crossing

Posted: March 29, 2013 by Steven in Books We Like Meta: Courtney Schafer, Fantasy, Audible
The Whitefire Crossing

So a funny thing happened a while back. Courtney Schafer sent me over a copy of her debut novel, THE WHITEFIRE CROSSING (Amazon) with the hopes that I would read it, like it, and review it. All sorts of people were saying how terrific the novel was, so I was pretty excited. Well, some stuff came up in my day job that keeps me absurdly busy, so my actual reading time has suffered as a result. Thank goodness for Audible.com, right?
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Review

The Wolf’s Hour

Posted: February 1, 2013 by Steven in Books We Love Meta: Robert McCammon, Horror, Audible
The Wolf’s Hour

This review is going to be a bit different. Why? Because it isn’t a review of the actual, physical book. You see, I drive a lot. More than is healthy, even. On average, I spend nearly two hours per day in a car. That’s ten whole hours a week being dedicated to something other than reading awesome books…

… unless I use…… wait for it……. AUDIOBOOKS!!!!!!!!
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Review

Perfect Shadow

Posted: August 3, 2011 by Vanessa in Books that are Mediocre Meta: Brent Weeks, Fantasy, Audible
Perfect Shadow

Brent Weeks‘ immensely popular Night Angel Trilogy (Amazon) was published in quick succession. Readers had all three of his debut books on hand, devoured them, and then had to wait for his next novel. While imperfect, it was easy to see Weeks’ potential for spinning a good yarn. THE BLACK PRISM (EBR Review) has been released since then, but Weeks did take a little time to go back to the world he started out with, and gives us a novella about the assassin Durzo Blint.
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