August is Family Fun Month. Many families use these precious last weeks before school starts to travel together. One way to make getting there and back a little more pleasant is by listening to an audiobook. Read more
Many Chaptersâ€¦Many Voices
Many chapters of the Will Wilder series were birthed in the corner of a coffee shop. The corner is the best place to work, since it can get loud at times. Once I travel to Perilous Falls, pounding away at the keyboard, I often hear the characterâ€™s voices in my imagination. Having been trained as an actor, I find myself involuntarily mouthing dialogue in the voice of the characters as I write.Â I literally play all the parts by the time I get to editing — doing my full â€śmultiple personalityâ€ť routine at the end of the day.
We can all agree that Washington, D.C. feels like a real-life circus these days, with every news channel cycling through the latest surreal event or bizarre sound bite from our Executive Branch. The phrase â€śtruth is stranger than fictionâ€ť has never felt more real.
For Star Wars fans, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a crucial part in the Star Wars Universe. Set before Star Wars: A New Hope, Rogue One not only shows just how terrifying the infamous Death Star is, but how our famed heroesâ€”Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewbaccaâ€”managed to destroy it in the original trilogy. While the movie is a blockbuster hit, the audiobook can add another layer for the ultimate fan experience.
After more than twenty years, Tad Williams is returning to the world of Osten Ard, which he created in the bestselling Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn trilogy. The Last King of Osten Ard trilogy is on the way in June, beginning with The Witchwood Crown. The series continues the story of Simon Snowlock, thirty years after he was crowned king following the events of MSaT. To bridge this considerable time gap, Williams has written The Heart of What Was Lost to set the stage for whatâ€™s to come in The Witchwood Crown. While MSaT was a coming-of-age epic, The Heart of What Was Lost is a relatively intimate war story that depicts two worn-down armies fighting a brutal campaign where one side faces complete extinction. Taking place directly after the events of To Green Angel Tower, the benevolent Human/Sithi alliance has saved the world and scattered the armies of their enemies, the Norns. The novella follows Duke Isgrimnur as he leads an army of Northern Rimmersmen to pursue the last of the Norns in an invasion of their harsh, frozen homeland, culminating in a brutal siege of their capital city, Nakkiga. Read more
Halloween is the perfect time for scary storytelling! That’s why we’re giving away Bloodsuckers: The Vampire Archives, Volume 1,Â a spooktacular collection of tales from Stephen King,Â Tanith Lee, Dan Simmons, Bram Stoker, and many more.Â Visit us on Facebook or download the Volumes app and get the free download!
Eoin Colfer, bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series, has created a fun and engaging adventure with Marvelâ€™s Iron Man. Listeners young and old will easily be drawn into Tony Starkâ€™s world of gadgets and quips. The story also answers the question that is on the tip of everyoneâ€™s tongueâ€”who is Tony Stark without the Iron Man suit?