BSAP’s Halloween includes Zombie Cheerleaders

October 31, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Broken Sea AudioBroken Sea Audio Productions is so worried that the faint-hearted (or light headed) among you will be extremely disturbed by their new Halloween offering, Zombie Cheerleaders, that they’ve setup some hoop jumping in a terms-of-use-style: “This Audio is for Mature audiences only. If you are NOT over the age of 18, DO NOT DOWNLOAD. DO NOT LISTEN.”

Dare you listen to the…

Zombie Cheerleaders

If so, CLICK HERE.

Says me: “It’s weird hearing Mark Kalita swear.”

Says one hypothetical listener who’s a cheerleader herself: “Like oh-mahgawd! It’s like so scarey. She’s like totally a cheerleader and a zawmbee. Eww, growss.”

To check out the other scary, but less cheerleadery, BSAP offerings CLICK HERE.

Posted by Jesse Willis

Buzzy Multimedia is blogging

October 30, 2008 by · 3 Comments
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Buzzy MultimediaBuzzy Multimedia has started a new blog. To promote it they’ve enlisted good old fashioned bribery!

They’re running a contest, offering prizes of cash and audiobooks…

1st Prize – A $250.00 USD check from Buzzy Multimedia
2nd Prize – A set of Dresden Files Audiobooks CD-MP3 (Storm Front, Fool Moon, Grave Peril & Summer Knight)
3rd Prize – A CD-MP3 Audiobook of Interlopers by Alan Dean Foster & Local Custom by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

Buzzy’s audiobooks are often read by actors from TV show’s you’re likely to have seen. We’ve posted reviews of three of their audiobooks in the past.

Science Fiction Audiobook - Local Custom by Sharon Lee & Steve MillerLocal Custom
By Sharon Lee and Steve Miller; Read by Michael Shanks
1 MP3-CD or 8 CDs – Approx. 10.5 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Buzzy Multimedia
Published: 2005
ISBN: 0979074916 (MP3-CD); 096572557X (CDs)
|READ OUR REVIEW|



Science Fiction Audiobook - Storm Front by Jim ButcherStorm Front: Book 1 of the Dresden Files
By Jim Butcher; Read by James Marsters
1 MP3 Disc or 8 CDs – Approx. 10.5 hrs [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Buzzy Multimedia
Published: 2004
ISBN: 0965725561(MP3 disc); 0965725502(CDs)
|READ OUR REVIEW|



Fantasy Audiobook - Fool Moon by Jim ButcherFool Moon: Book Two of the Dresden Files
By Jim Butcher; Read by James Marsters
1 MP3 Disc or 8 CDs – Approx. 10.5 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Buzzy Multimedia
Published: 2003
ISBN: 9780965725583
|READ OUR REVIEW|



There are two ways to enter the contest:

Choice #1
1) Visit our blog (http://blog.buzzymultimedia.com/)
2) Find a post that interests you and read it.
3) Post at least a 3 sentence response to it.
4) Email the page your response is listed on to ([email protected])
5) Your email and response location will be your entry.

Choice #2
1) If you have and own a website or blog, write a post at least 5 sentences long about the new Buzzy blog or a Buzzy product.
2) Email us the post and link.
3) Your email and response location will be your entry.

For all the rest of the details check out the official post HERE. Hurry, the contest ends Monday December 15th, 2008!

Posted by Jesse Willis

Spider Robinson is Audible’s latest Sci-fi Guest Editor

October 30, 2008 by · 3 Comments
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Spider Robinson is Audible’s latest Sci-fi Guest EditorSpider Robinson is guest editor over on Audible.com right now. That means he’s written an essay (titled “The Missing Audiobooks“) and made a list of Audible audiobooks he recommends.

Here’s a snippet from the essay:

“Where are all the audio short story collections and anthologies?

Audiobook editors solemnly assure me that surveys prove audiobook readers hate short stories, whether in single-author collections or anthos. But if I ask where I can find those surveys they change the subject. So I can’t prove the pollsters bungled the job; I just strongly believe it. But in the case of science fiction, I’m certain: they’re dead wrong. There’s a vast audience for short SF; always has been.”

And here are Spider’s picks:

Several stories from… 2000x [from The Hollywood Theater of the Ear] |READ OUR REVIEW|

A Sheckley Trilogy by Robert Sheckley [from Wonder Audio] <--- from SFFaudio's own staff!!! The Retrieval Artist by Kristine Kathryn Rusch [from Deuce Audio] <--- from SFFaudio's own staff!!! Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge by Mike Resnick [from Audible Frontiers]

The Winds of Marble Arch by Connie Willis [from Audible Frontiers]

The Golden Man by Philip K. Dick [from Blackstone Audio]

Antibodies by Charles Stross [from Infinivox] |READ OUR REVIEW|

10 to the 16th to 1 by James Patrick Kelly [James Patrick Kelly’s StoryPod]

Posted by Jesse Willis

Maria Lectrix: The Creature From Cleveland Depths by Fritz Leiber

October 30, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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The Maria Lectrix podcast, and it’s proprietress Maureen O’Brien have finished recording and releasing into the public domain a new/old short story by the immortal/deceased Fritz Leiber!

Says Maureen: “Here is a modern tale of an inner-directed sorcerer and an outer-directed sorcerer’s apprentice … a tale of— THE CREATURE FROM CLEVELAND DEPTHS”

Science Fiction Audiobook - The Creature From Cleveland Depths by Fritz LeiberThe Creature From Cleveland Depths
By Fritz Leiber; Read by Maureen O’Brien.
8 MP3 Files – Approx. 1 Hour 32 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Podcaster: Maria Lectrix
Podcast: October 2008
Provider: Archive.org
Every time Gusterson dropped a new free idea into the fad-ridden mainstream world of underground cities and cozy crowds, it crystallized into something really strange, and things got out of hand. So he shouldn’t have mentioned the reminder machine….
Part 1 |MP3| Part 2 |MP3| Part 3 |MP3| Part 4 |MP3|
Part 5 |MP3| Part 6 |MP3| Part 7 |MP3| Part 8 |MP3|

Posted by Jesse Willis

Marvel Comics podcast talks to Orson Scott Card about Ender’s Game comics

October 30, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Marvel Comics - Ender’s Game Issue 1 of 5Marvel.com‘s podcast, the Mighty Marvel Podcast, recently talked to Orson Scott Card about the newly released Ender’s Game comic book miniseries.

Issue #1 of 5 is in comic stores now!

Senior Art Director Jeff Suter talked with card about the adaptation as well as Card’s writing of Ultimate Iron Man (a character Card had never even heard of before he got asked to write his ULTIMATE story).

Card calls the Ender’s Game comic book “a 16 hour miniseries” done for comics.

He also lets slip the title of the next Enderverse novel.

Have a listen |MP3|

Posted by Jesse Willis

Review of The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

October 29, 2008 by · 6 Comments
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The Graveyard Book by Neil GaimanThe Graveyard Book
By Neil Gaiman; Read by Neil Gaiman
Audible Download – Approx. 8 Hours[UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Harper Audio
Published: 2008
Themes: / Fantasy / Ghosts / Childhood / Revenge / Parenting / Afterlife / Humor / YA /

In a few words: Not as disturbing as Coraline (which is… a bit) and every ounce as entertaining as I hoped.

Now, details: The Graveyard Book is Neil Gaiman’s latest YA novel. The story is about Nobody Owens, a young boy who starts the novel as a toddler that ends up in a graveyard late at night, all by himself. I’ll let Gaiman tell you how that happens, because the journey is all the fun here. Nobody Owens grows up, and Gaiman’s ghosts do all the parenting.

Again, Gaiman manages to be both sinister and funny at the same time, like he’s telling you the worst thing you’ve ever heard, but with a smile and a wink. Here’s the first lines of Chapter 1:

There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife. The knife had a handle of polished black gold, and a blade finer and sharper than any razor. If it sliced you, you may not even know you had been cut. Not immediately.

You’d think what follows would be a bit grisly, and I suppose it is, but it’s all so fantastic that I smiled through most of that chapter, with the sort of glow I get around Halloween. A pair of ghosts (the Owens’s) raising a live boy, that boy growing up and learning his letters off gravestones and his life’s philosophy from the perspective of dead but well-meaning people; well, it’s just a great idea, and it’s perfectly presented by Gaiman. My kids love it too. This is the kind of book that will be revisited in my house often. In addition, I’d say that if you have a Harry Potter fan on your Christmas list, this book might be just the right fit, and it has the added bonus of introducing him or her to the likes of Neil Gaiman, which in turn could open that fan up to the rest of the world of books as well.

Gaiman also narrates, and like I’ve said elsewhere, he’s one of the few authors I’ve heard that could make a comfortable living as an audiobook narrator. I can’t imagine this audiobook being read by someone else, and I’m very happy that it isn’t.

Edited to add the SFFaudio Essential, which was forgotten by the reviewer. He has been sacked.

Posted by Scott D. Danielson

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