New Customers get a free audiobook w/ no cc required

SFFaudio News is offering a selected free audiobook to any new customer without the usual requirement that you enter a credit card number. I think that is a first for!

There are free versions of…

METAtropolis by Jay Lake, Tobias Buckell, Elizabeth Bear, John Scalzi, Karl Schroeder |READ OUR REVIEW|

On Basilisk Station by David Weber |READ OUR REVIEW|

A Hymn Before Battle by John Ringo

Escape to Witch Mountain by Alexander Key

Redwall by Brian Jacques

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

I Am Legend by Richard Matheson |READ OUR REVIEW|

FlashForward by Robert J. Sawyer

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

and more to choose from!

Click |HERE| to have a look. This offer ends November 26th 2009.

Posted by Jesse Willis

Five Free Favourites #12 – Sherlock Holmes Pastiche

Aural Noir: Online Audio

Five Free Favourites

Looking for more Sherlock Holmes pastiche? Indeed, so are we! In that vein, look what a set of beautiful gems I found over on

Cult Holmes

Poking around the internet I also turned up one viable “RealAudio” link from 1995 – using this, and some elementary HTML skill, I managed to reconstruct the links to the remainder of the files. I shall, perhaps, write a brief monograph on this process one day. If you’re looking for MP3 versions I suggest you visit and do a search.

BBC 7 - The Spy's Retirement by Jon Courtenay GrimwoodThe Spy’s Retirement
By Jon Courtenay Grimwood; Read by Andrew Sachs
1 Broadcast – Approx. 28 Minutes [UNABRIDGED?]
Broadcaster: BBC Radio 7
Broadcast: 2005
How did Holmes and Watson meet?

BBC Radio 7 - The Lady Downstairs by Christopher FowlerThe Lady Downstairs
By Christopher Fowler; Read by Hannah Gordon
1 Broadcast – Approx. 30 Minutes [UNABRIDGED?]
Broadcaster: BBC Radio 7
Broadcast: 2005
Holmes’ landlady has picked up a few tricks over the years.

BBC Radio 7 - The Deer Stalker by Paul CornellThe Deer Stalker
By Paul Cornell; Read by Andrew Sachs
1 Broadcast – Approx. 30 Minutes [UNABRIDGED?]
Broadcaster: BBC Radio 7
Broadcast: 2005
Holmes finds a most unusual weapon.

BBC Radio 7 - A Shambles In Belgravia by Kim NewmanA Shambles In Belgravia
By Kim Newman; Read by Andrew Sachs
1 Broadcast – Approx. 30 Minutes [UNABRIDGED?]
Broadcaster: BBC Radio 7
Broadcast: 2005
Professor Moriarty helps out a lady.

BBC 7 - The Adventure Of The Lost World by Dominic GreenThe Adventure of the Lost World
By Dominic Green; Read by Andrew Sachs
1 Broadcast – Approx. 30 Minutes [UNABRIDGED?]
Broadcaster: BBC Radio 7
Broadcast: 2005
Holmes investigates a series of gruesome trombonist murders.

Posted by Jesse Willis

Naxos Audiobooks: Silver Blaze by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Aural Noir: Online Audio

Naxos AudiobooksI was absolutely knocked off my feet by this terrific video featuring audiobook narrator David Timson talking about, and narrating, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes.

The video was created for Naxos Audiobooks, which specializes in bringing public domain texts to audio.

And, you can get one short story read by this talented fellow for free!

Naxos Audiobooks - Silver Blaze by Sir Arthur Conan DoyleSilver Blaze (aka The Adventure Of The Silver Blaze)
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; Read by David Timson
1 |MP3| – Approx. 59 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
Published: 2009
One of the most popular of the stories, Silver Blaze focuses on the disappearance of the eponymous race horse named, a famous winner, on the eve of an important race and on the apparent murder of its trainer, John Straker. The tale is distinguished by its atmospheric Dartmoor setting, and late Victorian sporting milieu. It also features some of Conan Doyle’s most effective plotting, hinging on the famed “curious incident of the dog in the night-time.”

[via Mary Burkey’s Audiobooker blog]

Posted by Jesse Willis

New Releases: BBC Audiobooks America does SHERLOCK HOLMES

Aural Noir: New Releases

Here are two new releases from BBC Audiobooks America, read by the best Watson ever!

Three Tales of Avarice by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; Read by Edward Hardwicke

The Adventure of the Priory School
The Red-Headed League
The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

Three Tales of Intrigue by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; Read by Edward Hardwicke

The Crooked Man
The Greek Interpreter
The Naval Treaty

Posted by Jesse Willis

BBC Audiobooks America: New stock in from the UK

SFFaudio News

BBC Audiobooks America has just brought in a bunch of previously U.K. only BBC audiobooks. For North American customers this means a big savings on that crazy overseas shipping price. Among the available titles is the first in the series of radio dramatizations of Lindsey Davis books (Shadows In Bronze)! This is the “FALCO” series that I’m always telling everyone to try. Here’s the big list:

Posted by Jesse Willis

Free @ Harper Audio: Richard Matheson, Neil Gaiman, Marcia Talley

SFFaudio Online Audio

Harper Audio, as part of their “Summer of Books” promotion, is giving away three must download short stories from their recent and upcoming audiobook releases. These are “limited time” releases, so download them right away.

Harper Audio - Road Rage by Richard Matheson, Stephen King and Joe HillDuel (from Road Rage)
By Richard Matheson; Read by Stephen Lang
1 |MP3| – Approx. 63 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Harper Audio
Published: February 2009
“Driving to San Francisco, a businessman finds himself the victim of a deadly game being played by the driver of a huge, mysterious truck. Later to become Steven Spielberg’s classic 1971 film.”

Harper Audio - Fragile Things by Neil GaimanA Study In Emerald (from Fragile Things)
By Neil Gaiman; Read by Neil Gaiman
1 |MP3| – Approx. 50 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Harper Audio
Published: September 2006
Alluding to both the Sherlock Holmes canon and the Old Ones of the Cthulhu Mythos, this Hugo Award winning short story will delight fans of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, H.P. Lovecraft, and of course, Neil Gaiman. A Study in Emerald draws listeners in through carefully revealed details as a consulting detective and his narrator friend solve the mystery of a murdered German noble. But with its subtle allusions and surprise ending, this mystery hints that the real fun in solving this case lies in imagining all the details that Gaiman doesn’t reveal, and challenges listeners to be detectives themselves.

Harper Audio - Two Of The Deadliest edited by Elizabeth GeorgeCan You Hear Me Now (from Two Of The Deadliest)
By Marcia Talley; Read by
1 |MP3| – Approx. 20 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Harper Audio
Published: July 2009
“Need can make men desperate, but greed, in my experience, makes men stupid.” – From a new collection of short stories featuring “Lust, Greed, and Murder from Outstanding Women of Mystery”

[via Mary Burkey’s Audiobooker blog]

Posted by Jesse Willis