Commentary: Where are all the Charles Stross audiobooks?

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Charles StrossHere’s a question nobody’s been asking (but should have). Where are all the Charles Stross audiobooks?

Seriously, the guy is super talented. There have only been three commercially released Charlie Stross audiobooks (all from Infinivox). The were terrific, but they’re not enough.

If Saturn’s Children and Halting State were available as audiobooks they’d shoot up to the top of my listening stack.

Forget individual testimony for a minute, let’s just look at the awards…

Stross’ novella The Concrete Jungle won the Hugo award for its category in 2005. Accelerando won the 2006 Locus Award for best science fiction novel.Glasshouse won the 2007 Prometheus Award. The novella Missile Gap won the 2007 Locus Award for best novella. His novels Singularity Sky and Iron Sunrise garnered back to back Hugo Award nominations in 2004 and 2005. Am I missing something here? Is Stross not due for some more professionally made audiobooks?

In anticipation of a big flood of Strossian goodness over the next couple of years I’ve just now made a CHARLES STROSS author’s page, where I’ll put up details of all the Strossian audio we know about.

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10 thoughts to “Commentary: Where are all the Charles Stross audiobooks?”

  1. And speaking of audiobooks we want to see made… Tim says… he wants to see The First Law series by Joe Abercrombie audiobooked.

  2. I did a Google for “Singularity Sky” and “Recorded Books”. There was a link there on Google to a publication that requires payment to see, but the fragment displayed was:

    Charles Stross’s SINGULARITY SKY, IRON SUNRISE, ACCELERANDO, GLASSHOUSE, … HALTING STATE, and SATURN’S CHILDREN, to Troy Juliar at Recorded Books…

    Who knew you had such power? Here it is, merely one day after your request, and the rights have been acquired by Recorded Books. Amazing!

  3. There is now a copy of “Singularity Sky,” Charles Stross, as read by George Guidall. The recording is from Recorded Books, and was released in 2009.

  4. There are 6 Charles Stross audiobooks available on http://www.netlibrary.com. If your local library has an agreement with this site, you can get a userid/pswd at your local library and download the audiobooks for free. I just listed to Halting State. Well done RIM – you have an amazing voice!

    Available books: Atrocity Archives, Halting State, Jennifer Morgue, Singularity Sky, Iron Sunrise, and Glasshouse. All are unabridged.

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