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Any audiobook fans out there?

Somehow, with Puppygate and the Cocteau and travel and cons WILD CARDS and (yes!!!) working on WINDS, I neglected to mention the OLD VENUS audiobook, which came out a few months ago.

So I am mentioning it now. We have a really astonishing line-up of readers on this one. Take a look for yourself:

Gardner Dozois Introduction & Author Bios SCOTT BRICK
Joe Haldeman “Living Hell” W. MORGAN SHEPARD
Garth Nix “By Frogsled and Lizardback…” HARRY LLOYD
Michael Cassutt “The Sunset of Time” MATT FREWER
Allen Steele “Frogheads” JAKE WEBER
David Brin “The Tumbledowns of Cleopatra Abyss ” WIL WHEATON
Matthew Hughes “Greeves and the Evening Star” STEPHEN FRY
Tobias Buckell “Pale Blue Memories” PRENTICE ONAYEMI
Lavie Tidhar “The Drowned Celestial” ROY DOTRICE
Joe R. Lansdale “The Wizard of the Trees” MICHAEL DORN
Ian McDonald “Botanica Veneris: Thirteen Papercuts..." DAME DIANA RIGG
Eleanor Arnason “Ruins” MANDY WILLIAMS
Paul McAuley “The Planet of Fear” TISHA DONNELLY
Elizabeth Bear “The Heart’s Filthy Lesson” JANIS IAN
Gwyneth Jones “A Planet Called Desire” JAKE STORMOEN
Stephen Leigh “Bones of Air, Bones of Stone” GETHIN ANTHONY
Mike Resnick “The Godstone of Venus” RON DONACHIE

Happy listening.


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May. 11th, 2015 12:25 am (UTC)
How on earth..
..do you manage to do so many things in parallel ? This amount of multitasking would give me a headache. Do you devote a fixed number of hours to each activity every day or switch between various projects as and when you reach a logical conclusion on any one activity?
May. 11th, 2015 12:37 am (UTC)
That is an amazing list of talent!

I love audiobooks, and I used to read aloud for blind students. Although there are many automated programs people can get to read for them, there is a real difference when words are spoken with meaning and expression.
May. 11th, 2015 01:03 am (UTC)
I for one NEED a copy! I'm ALL about Audiobooks! Nothing like gardening, driving, shopping, cleaning while audiobooking.
May. 11th, 2015 01:04 am (UTC)
Roy Dotrice!
It will be worth purchasing for him and Stephen Fry alone. I eagerly anticipate the day I can listen to Roy reading from The Winds of Winter.
Nadine Earnshaw
May. 11th, 2015 03:14 am (UTC)
Thank you

Thanks George. I discovered audio books a couple of years ago and having a young family (boys aged 3 and 5) I had no time to read books. Now with audio books I get through 30-40 books a year. I have loved Wild Cards and have added Old Venus to my wish list.

Cheers Nadine
John Doherty
May. 11th, 2015 03:20 am (UTC)
good job sir
keep up the good work take your time Mr George you are the best. i am wondering as a author of wild card series do you play some type of poker did you ever played and did you know some old school poker pro`s there are pretty awesome charachters in the old school vegas poker world
Sean Hall
May. 11th, 2015 03:20 am (UTC)
Curious, have you ever tried any audiobook work for a short story or anything. . .or do you just leave it to the professionals?
Eric Arndt
May. 11th, 2015 06:05 am (UTC)
Nice Line up!
That's a helluva line up, Ser! Viserys, Worf, Wesley Crusher, the Queen of Thorns, Diana Rigg herself!
May. 11th, 2015 07:05 am (UTC)
Ok, I'm repeating everyone else, but I have to say that that is a stellar list of both authors and readers. I'll have to add this to my listening list.
Matthew Hughes
May. 11th, 2015 09:03 am (UTC)
I knew about Stephen Fry reading my Wodehouse pastiche, but the rest of the line-up is superb! Michael Dorn, Diana Rigg, Wil Wheaton, Matt Frewer (behind whom I once sat on a flight to Comox). That's absolutely stellar.
James Young
May. 11th, 2015 11:53 am (UTC)
I always feel that the narrator of an audiobook always gets in the way of the relationship between the reader and the book. Especially in terms of ASOIAF where I want to create the voices of the characters, and their internal monologues myself, rather than hearing an interpretation of them from another person.

However, I would definitely listen to an audiobook if George did one himself, his reading of a Victarion chapter at TIFF was amazing to hear. Reminded me of the time in my childhood where I listened to Tolkien reading the rhyme that describes the Rings of Middle Earth. Magical.

I guess if someone likes to listen to an audiobook as they take a walk, or in the car, or if they're really busy that they can't find the time to properly sit down and open a physical book then it's great. The readers on Old Venus though are some of the most prolific I have ever seen for an audiobook. Might give it a purchase just so I can hear the good ol' Dame Diana Rigg read something.
May. 11th, 2015 12:48 pm (UTC)
A reminder
So much to do and so little time to do it in... Thank you for the reminder. That is quite a line-up for the audio book.

Well continued good luck and all the best in your travels and your works!
Ryan Whitley
May. 11th, 2015 01:19 pm (UTC)
Old Mars Audiobook
Will Old Mars get an Audiobook treatment as well?
May. 11th, 2015 07:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Old Mars Audiobook
I would like that.
May. 11th, 2015 02:37 pm (UTC)
Diana Rigg!!
You had me at Diana Rigg.
Stevie Gamble
May. 11th, 2015 05:51 pm (UTC)
But can you guarantee that the stories really are the 1960's version of Venus? Now that we can't judge a book by its cover things can get very challenging...
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