2nd Completed SFFaudio Challenge title: The Queen Of The Black Coast by Robert E. Howard

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SFFaudio’s Make An Audiobook Win An Audiobook Challenge #2Bill Hollweg of Broken Sea Audio Productions is the second challenger to complete a title in the Second Annual SFFaudio Challenge! Available now is a complete and unabridged reading of Robert E. Howard’s Queen Of The Black Coast read by Bill Hollweg!

This is a significant achievment as Queen Of The Black Coast is one of the world’s most important novelettes:

-There is a hefty page on Wikipedia detailing much about this influential tale.

-It took a stunning 40 issues of Conan: The Barbarian (the Marvel comic) to string out just a few lines in this tale.

-In the original Conan movie, which was not faithful to any particular Conan story, there was one clear aspect that was certainly taken from the end of Queen Of The Black Coast.

Broken Sea Audio Productions is “doing a full cast audio drama of this and other tales of Conan” – look for the audio drama version in early 2008.

Also, the good folks over at Broken Sea Audio Productions have fenced off a separate page for what they are calling “Hooligan Audiobooks”, there you’ll find all the BSAP single voiced narration tales. If you’ve never tried a Howard story, or never read a Conan tale, have a listen to this unabridged beauty:

Queen Of The Black Coast by Robert E. HowardQueen Of The Black Coast
By Robert E. Howard; Read by Bill Hollweg
Podcast – [UNABRIDGED]
Podcaster: Broken Sea Audio Thursday
Podcast: November – December 2007
In the seacoast kingdom of Argos, after a brush with the Hyborian legal system, Conan hops aboard a southward bound ship. Off the coasts of Kush the ship is boarded by black corsairs under the Shemitish she-devil, Bêlit. Conan joins her crew, becomes her consort, and for a long time they harry the Hyborian and Stygian ports. During this stage of his career, Conan gains the name of Amra, the Lion, which is to follow him throughout his later life.

Chapter 1 |MP3| Chapter 2 |MP3| Chapter 3 |MP3|Chapters 4 & 5 |MP3|

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Posted by Jesse Willis

The Coming of Conan and Robert E. Howard’s Weird Tales: 2 Audiobooks available for Pre-order

My head may explode from happiness…

I finally spotted them on Amazon.com:

Shadows Kingdoms is the first volume of The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard, presenting all of Howard’s Work from the classic magazine Weird Tales, meticulously restored to its original texts. This volume begins with Spear and Fang, Howard’s first professional fiction sale, and concludes with Red Thunder, a gripping sword & sorcery tale. Series characters present in this volume include King Kull and Solomon Kane. A 5 disc CD-Audio edition.

There is also a listing for an MP3 CD edition of the same volume!

The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard Volume 1: Shadow KingdomsThe Weird Works of Robert E. Howard Volume 1: Shadow Kingdoms
By Robert E. Howard; Read by ????
5 CDs or 1 MP3-CD – [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Wildside Press / Audio Realms
Published: December 2006 / November 2006
ISBN: 0809562286 or 1897304129 (CD), 0809562278 (MP3-CD)
Stories include:
Two-Gun Musketeer: Robert E. Howard’s Weird Tales an introduction by Mark Finn, Spear and Fang, In the Forest of VillefFre, Wolfshead, The Lost Race, The Song of the Bats, The Ride of Falume, The Riders of Babylon, The Dream Snake, The Hyena, Remembrance, Sea Curse, The Gates of Nineveh, Red Shadows, The Harp of Alfred, Easter Island, Skulls in the Stars, Crete, Moon Mockery, Rattle of Bones, Forbidden Magic, The Shadow Kingdom, The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune, The Moor Ghost, Red Thunder

And perhaps even more exciting….

Original Stories Of Conan The Barbarian Volume 1: The Phoenix And The SwordOriginal Stories Of Conan The Barbarian Volume 1: The Phoenix And The Sword
By Robert E. Howard; Read by ????
5 CDs – Approx 5.5 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Wildside Press / Audio Realms
Published: October 2006
ISBN: 0809562766 or 1897304080 (CD), 0809562758 (MP3-CD)
Stories included:
The Phoenix On The Sword
The Scarlet Citadel
The Tower Of The Elephant
Black Colossus
Gods Of The North

We knew that Fred Godsmark over at the hideously awesome Audio Realms was working on some audiobooks of Robert E. Howard’s works, but the official availability on Amazon makes them orderable! Place your preorders people, the bigger the pre-order demand, the more likely we are to get Volume 2 in each series faster.