New Releases

SFFaudio New Releases

Available through REB Audio Books and Fictionwise.com:

Audio Drama - The Caretaker's Story based on the story by Edith OliverThe Caretaker’s Story
Based on the story by Edith Olivier; Dramatized by Bill Mills
1 MP3 File – Approx. 30 Minutes [AUDIO DRAMA]
Publisher: REB Audio Books
Published: October 8, 2007
A grisly tale of supernatural revenge. A terror tale worthy of Lovecraft or Poe written by a remarkable woman author in 1934! A rich English gentleman thinks he has found the perfect caretaker for an isolated cottage near the sea: a veteran sailor with a taste for
solitude. But when he returns to the cottage months later, the gentleman
can find no trace of the caretaker.

Previously released in 2005, first published in 2001, here’s a popular young adult audiobook…

The dark is risingThe Dark Is Rising Sequence, Book Two: The Dark Is Rising
By Susan Cooper; Read by Alex Jennings
CDs – [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Random House Audio
Published: 2007
ISBN: 9780739359730
On the Midwinter Day that is his eleventh birthday, Will Stanton discovers a special gift–he is the last of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated to keeping the world from domination by the forces of evil, the Dark. At once, he is plunged into a quest for the six magical Signs that will one day aid the Old Ones in the final battle between the Dark and the Light. And for the twelve days of Christmas, while the Dark is rising, life for Will is full of wonder, terror, and delight.

There may be a fist-fight over this one when it eventually lands in the SFFaudio mailbox…

Dreamsongs Volume One by George R.R. MartinSelections From Dreamsongs – Volume One
By George R.R. Martin; Read by various readers
12 CDs – 15 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Random House Audio
Published: October 2007
ISBN: 780739357125
George R. R. Martin delivers a rare treat for readers: a compendium of his shorter works, collected into two stunning volumes, that offers fascinating insight into his journey from young writer to award-winning master. Gathered here in Volume I are the very best of George R. R. Martin’s early works, including never-before-published fan pieces, his Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awards—winning stories–plus the original novella The Ice Dragon, from which Martin’s New York Times bestselling children’s book of the same title originated. A dazzling array that features extensive author commentary, Dreamsongs, Volume I, is the perfect collection for both Martin devotees and a new generation of fans.

Random House (which owns Books On Tape Inc.) has decided not to release an unabridged CD version of Naomi Novik’s latest alternative history/fantasy novel. But there is an abridged “download only” 6 hour version available exclusively through Audible.com (and therefore iTunes). Here’s the unabridged version…

Empire of IvoryEmpire Of Ivory
By Naomi Novik; Read by Simon Vance
10 CDs – [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Books on Tape
Published: September 2007
4th in the Temeraire series. An abridged “download only” 6 hour version is also exclusively available through Audible.com (and therefore iTunes).

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