Each week there are dozens of scifi, fantasy, and other speculative fiction audiobooks released. I highlight the most talked about and/or interesting looking ones from that week. The first person to correctly identify which 3 books below I took the key words in the title from will get a virtual shout-out in next week's post & tweet. (I'm doing this to try and make it more fun for me to improve my titles.)
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Another week in which we have two big series finales, and they both are from series that spawned movies. Check out "How to Train Your Dragon" #12 (read by David Tennant of Doctor Who fame) and "The Lorien Legacies" #7. And what can I say about a week that includes the release of a new edition of Tolkien?
Heritage of Shannara, Book #2: The Druid of Shannara
By: Terry Brooks / Narrator: John Lee / Pub: Random House / Length: 16:10
"In the 300 years since the death of the Druid Allanon, the evil Shadowen have seized control of the Four Lands. If they are to be saved, the black Elfstone must be retrieved, at whatever cost to life or love.... "
Haven't started this series yet? Check out the author’s recommended reading order
How to Train Your Dragon, Book #12: How to Fight a Dragon’s Fury
By: Cressida Cowell / Narrator: David Tennant / Pub: Hachette Audio / Length: 7:05
Whispersync Deal Alert*: Audible = $9.47.
Haven't started this series yet? Check out Book #1
Legends of the First Empire, Book #1: Age of Myth
By: Michael J Sullivan / Narrator: Tim Gerard Reynolds / Pub: Recorded Books / Length: 16:55
The Lorien Legacies, Book #7: United as One
By: Pittacus Lore / Narrators: Neil Kaplan, Devon Sorvari & Bruce Thomas / Pub: Harper Audio / Length: 12 hrs
"The Mogadorian invasion has come to Earth, and they have all but won the battle for our planet. Their warships loom over our most populous cities—like New York City, Tokyo, Moscow, Beijing, and New Delhi—and no army will risk making a move against them. The Garde are all that stand in their way . . . but they are no longer alone in this fight. Human teens from across the globe, like John Smith’s best friend, Sam Goode, have begun to develop Legacies of their own.
The Garde have always known there is power in numbers. If they can find these new allies and join forces with them, they just might be able to win this war. The time has come for the Garde to make their final stand.”
Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet
By: Charlie N Holmberg / Narrator: Kate Rudd / Pub: Brilliance Audio / Length: 9:01
"Maire is a baker with an extraordinary gift: she can infuse her treats with emotions and abilities, which are then passed on to those who eat them. She doesn't know why she can do this and remembers nothing of who she is or where she came from.
When marauders raid her town, Maire is captured and sold to the eccentric Allemas, who enslaves her and demands that she produce sinister confections, including a witch's gingerbread cottage, a living cookie boy, and size-altering cakes.
During her captivity, Maire is visited by Fyel, a ghostly being who is reluctant to reveal his connection to her. The more often they meet, the more her memories return, and she begins to piece together who and what she really is - as well as past mistakes that yield cosmic consequences."
It's About Time
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Tales from the Perilous Realm
By: JRR Tolkien / Narrator: Derek Jacobi / Pub: HarperCollins / Length: 7:42
"Combined into one volume, this is the definitive collection of Tolkien's five acclaimed modern classic 'fairie' tales in the vein of The Hobbit, read by Derek Jacobi.
The five tales are written with the same skill, quality and charm that made The Hobbit a classic. Largely overlooked because of their short lengths, they are joined here in one volume which reaffirms Tolkien's place as a master storyteller for listeners young and old.
- 'Roverandom' is a toy dog who, enchanted by a sand sorcerer, gets to explore the world and encounter strange and fabulous creatures.
- 'Farmer Giles of Ham' is fat and unheroic, but - having unwittingly managed to scare off a short-sighted giant - is called upon to do battle when a dragon comes to town.
- 'The Adventures of Tom Bombadil' tells in verse of Tom's many adventures with hobbits, princesses, dwarves and trolls.
- 'Leaf by Niggle' recounts the strange adventures of the painter Niggle, who sets out to paint the perfect tree.
- 'Smith of Wootton Major' journeys to the Land of Faery thanks to the magical ingredients of the Great Cake of the Feast of Good Children.
Taken together, this rich collection of work from the author of The Children of Húrin will provide the listener with a fascinating journey into lands as wild and strange as Middle-earth."
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