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Audiobooks Times Three

Some cool news for those of you who like listening to books as well as reading them... Random House Audio will be producing brand-new audiobook versions of three of my older novels. If you're not familiar with any of the work I did before A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE... well, here's your chance to sample some of it.

And we've got some great narrators lined up to read the books as well... names that should need no introduction for fans of HBO's GAME OF THRONES series.

RON DONACHIE (Ser Rodrik Cassel) will be reading my historical horror novel, FEVRE DREAM.

MICHELLE FAIRLEY (Lady Catelyn Stark) will read WINDHAVEN, the SF adventure I wrote with my dear friend and collaborator Lisa Tuttle.

IAIN GLEN (Ser Jorah Mormont) will be doing the honors and reading my first novel, DYING OF THE LIGHT, a romantic SF tale set in my "Thousand Worlds" history.

These won't be out for a while yet -- recording sessions have to be scheduled, etc -- but I will be sure and let you know when they are, so you can give a listen.

It's a thrill for me to have these three great actors bringing my characters to life again.

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keeno_botami
Jun. 9th, 2012 11:48 pm (UTC)
Holy wow! I can't wait for Iain Glen!
wartzilla
Jun. 9th, 2012 11:49 pm (UTC)
Wow
That ROCKS.

I've never liked audiobooks, I'm not able to concentrate on them.. but sheesh, I might make an exception for these. Maybe if I turn off the lights and lay down in bed. No distractions. :D

All of them are awesome but I'm pretty sure having Iain Glen reading a book to me would be.. ahem. yeah.
emil_miljkovic
Jun. 9th, 2012 11:57 pm (UTC)
Wow, those are some cool news indeed. I am particularly interested in hearing Michelle Fairley's rendition. Next project, Lena Headey doing The Armageddon Rag :D
grrm
Jun. 10th, 2012 12:16 am (UTC)
I'm afraid there will never be an audiobook of THE ARMAGEDDON RAG. The music makes it too problematical. Getting all those song permissions even for a print version has proved to be a recurring nightmare... we would never be able to get the rights to use the actual music.
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crowdbuilding
Jun. 10th, 2012 12:05 am (UTC)
audiobook
Would love Roy Avers audiobook for Ice and Fire more readily available. Roy Dotrice is not as good doing the female voices esp Arya and Dany in the last 2 books

Edited at 2012-06-10 06:26 am (UTC)
persoconchii
Jun. 10th, 2012 12:39 am (UTC)
Iain Glen can do a phonebook on audio, and I'll still get it!
zaccur
Jun. 10th, 2012 12:42 am (UTC)
What's the status on getting the rest of the wild cards made into audio books?

And if your up for suggestions Steven Pacey is an amazing. Narator
helens_daughter
Jun. 10th, 2012 12:43 am (UTC)
I would listen to Iain Glen reading the phone book.
sylphic61
Jun. 10th, 2012 08:04 pm (UTC)
Likewise! HA! :)
firefred
Jun. 10th, 2012 12:46 am (UTC)
Looking forward to WINDHAVEN. I enjoyed reading it. I will also enjoy listening to it.
thefirstalicat
Jun. 10th, 2012 02:15 am (UTC)
Wow! I don't generally buy/listen to audiobooks (I don't drive, or jog, and my eyes are great, so why would I?), but I totally adore Windhaven, it's one of my favourite books of all time; I adore Lisa Tuttle, she's terrific; and Michelle Fairley's Catelyn is absolutely fantastic! So, well, maybe I'll be diving into the audiobook world in the not-too-distant future after all....
stucking_foned
Jun. 10th, 2012 03:44 am (UTC)
i found fevre dream at walmart a few weeks back. ive been enjoying it very much so far.
nuchtchas
Jun. 10th, 2012 04:27 am (UTC)
Be still my beating heart, Ser Jorah could read me to sleep! *heart going pitter patter*

Dream list of more audio voices from the series:
Charles Dance (Tywin)
Peter Dinklage (Tyrion) - Yes I know he's prolly far too busy, this is a dream
Maester Luwin

nuchtchas
Jun. 10th, 2012 04:29 am (UTC)
Oh and of the women on the show, Michelle Fairley is the creme of the crop, she has a great voice.
lonemagpie
Jun. 10th, 2012 04:53 am (UTC)
These sound cool - and way more affordable than that $30k Iron Throne!
turk_turkleton
Jun. 10th, 2012 05:04 am (UTC)
Get Nathan Fillion to read some! He has been quoted as loving ASOIAF.
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stephen1985
Jun. 11th, 2012 04:21 am (UTC)
Have you read the Dunk and Egg novellas that take place in Westeros? "The Hedge Knight" is the title. You can find the first two in Legends and Legends II, which also have other great stories in there although I bought them just for the Hedge Knight. And then I believe the 3rd one is in the Warriors collection, which I have yet to read. That one's on my "to do" list. Fevre Dream is an EXCELLENT book though! Hope you enjoy that one!
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