Category Archives: New Releases

The Governator: Audio Edition

Adam Boretz -- November 2nd, 2012

Terminator. Conan the Barbarian. Predator. Governing California. Terminator 2.

If someone says Arnold Schwarzenegger, these are just a few of the things that come to mind. And now, fans of The Governator can get the inside scoop on all things Arnold with the audio edition of his memoir, Total Recall from Simon & Schuster Audio.

Read by Stephan Lang and Schwarzenegger himself, Total Recall is a must for fans — or anyone curious about the life of this remarkable body-builder-turned-actor-turned-politician.

And thanks to our pals at S&S Audio, we’re proud to bring you this audio excerpt from Total Recall.

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October Audiobook Release Roundup

Adam Boretz -- October 18th, 2012

It’s time once again for our Audiobook Release Roundup. This month, we’ve got new and forthcoming titles from the likes of Tantor Media, Galaxy Press, Brilliance Audio, AudioGO — and everyone in between.

And in terms of new titles, check out the following links to find audio editions of books by everyone from P.G. Wodehouse and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to L. Ron Hubbard and Marcel Proust. All read by some of the best narrators in the game today.

And, as always, if you are an audio publisher, and we left you off the list, just let us know — we’ll add you to our roster right away.

AudioGO

Blackstone Audio 

MacMillan Audio

Dog Ear Audio

Tantor Audio Continue reading

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S&S Audio Celebrates The Blessed

Adam Boretz -- October 5th, 2012

Audiobook Narrator Kara Hayward at The Blessed book party.

Wednesday night at St. Ann’s Church in Brooklyn, YA author Tonya Hurley celebrated the release of her new series, The Blessed. With her was the narrator of Simon & Schuster’s audio edition, Kara Hayward, whom listeners will remember playing “Suzy” opposite Billy Murray and Frances McDormand in Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom.

Hayward read two passages from the book for guests, the second of which was paired with original music composed by Vince Clarke of Depeche Mode and Erasure fame. Other performances of the night included Gus and Scout duo Gus Wenner and Scout Willis as well as the Magnetic Fields frontman Stephin Merritt.

After the jump, check out another picture of Hayward at the event, and give a listen to the following audio excerpt from The Blessed.

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September Audiobook Release Roundup

Adam Boretz -- September 12th, 2012

 

Here at Audio HQ, there’s a chill in the air — and that means Fall has arrived and it’s time for the September Edition of our Audiobook Release Roundup.

Let’s take a look at the latest releases from some of the industry’s major audio publishers.

And, as always, if you are an audio publisher, and we left you off the list, just let us know — we’ll add you to our roster right away.

AudioGO

Blackstone Audio

MacMillan Audio

Dog Ear Audio

Tantor Audio Continue reading

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Kara Hayward to Narrate Audio Edition of The Blessed

Adam Boretz -- September 6th, 2012

Actress Kara Hayward — the daughter of Bill Murray and Frances McDormand and star of Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom — will narrate the audio edition of ghostgirl author Tonya Hurley’s The Blessed. The audiobook will be published on September 25 by Simon & Schuster Audio and available as an unabridged digital download.

“I couldn’t be happier to narrate The Blessed,” Hayward said in a statement. “I’m really enjoying all the new experiences I’m having as a young actress and recording this audiobook has been a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to the next audiobook in the series. I love this story and the world that Tonya has created.”

The Blessed is the first installment in Hurley’s latest trilogy, and follows the lives of Agnes, Cecilia, and Lucy, three lost girls battling personal demons who become entangled with an enigmatic boy who believes he is a saint.

“I was absolutely thrilled when I learned Kara was going to be narrating The Blessed audiobook,” Hurley said in a statement. “I can’t think of a better young actress to take this story on. Kara is incredibly talented and I know fans are going to love her performance.”

The audiobook will also feature original music composed and performed by Depeche Mode, Yaz, and Erasure co-founder Vince Clarke. For more information on The Blessed, CLICK HERE.

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The Heroes of Olympus: New Rick Riordan Audiobook Excerpts

Adam Boretz -- August 22nd, 2012

To celebrate the release of Rick Riordan’s new audiobook, The Heroes of Olympus: The Demigod Diariess — a collection of short stories featuring characters from the author’s Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus universes — Random House Audio and Listening Library have released two audio excerpts.

Check out the book’s introduction from Riordan:

And give a listen the beginning of the first story, “The Diary of Luke Castellan:”

The Heroes of Olympus: The Demigod Diaries is narrated by Jesse Bernstein, Joshua Swanson, Nick Chamian, and Aaron Groben.

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Return of the Thin Man: The Audiobook Trailer

Adam Boretz -- August 21st, 2012

To coincide with the publication of two lost Dashiell Hammett Thin Man novellas — After the Thin Man and Another Thin Man — HighBridge Audio is releasing an audio edition: The Return of the Thin Man.

The audiobook is narrated by Peter Ganim, Nicola Barber, Scott Brick, and a full cast, and produced and directed by Paul Ruben. Check out the following AudioBook Trailer from HighBridge:

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August Audiobook Release Roundup

Adam Boretz -- August 10th, 2012

Summer is in full swing and it’s time for the August Edition of our Audiobook Release Roundup. So, let’s take a look at the latest releases from some of the industry’s major audio publishers.

And, as always, if you are an audio publisher, and we left you off the list, just let us know — we’ll add you to our roster right away.

AudioGO

Blackstone Audio

MacMillan Audio

Dog Ear Audio

Tantor Audio

HarperAudio Continue reading

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Alan Cumming Talks Macbeth, Audiobooks

Adam Boretz -- July 25th, 2012

Much to our delight, Simon & Schuster Audio earlier this month released the audio edition of Alan Cumming’s amazing solo interpretation of Macbeth.

And now, in the following behind-the-scenes video, Cumming himself talks about his performance, how his interpretation of Macbeth came to be, and the recording of the audiobook.

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Audiobooks + Comic Books = Amazing AudioComics

Adam Boretz -- July 12th, 2012

If you love audiobooks and you love comic books, then you’re going to want to check out The AudioComics Company.

Headed by audio veteran William DufrisLance Axt, and Elaine Lee, the AudioComics Company records, produces, and publishes full-cast “audio movies” — complete with full scores and layered soundscapes – inspired by stories from comic books, graphic novels, and genre fiction.

And regardless of your taste in comics, AudioComics is likely to have something for you. Among the company’s offerings are:

  • Titanium Rain:  In this near-future, sci-fi epic, Civil war in China spirals into global conflict. Nations are destroyed, millions killed. For Air Force pilot Alec Killian, survival will mean shedding some of his humanity in exchange for biotech and machine.
  • Honey West: Hollywood’s sexiest detective goes undercover on the set of a low-budget sci-fi film. Who killed the movie’s starlet — the sweet Ingénue, the aging teen idol, the agent boyfriend, or the killer robot?
  • The Batsons:  If you think your family’s strange, meet The Batsons, a spooky, kooky family of misfit monsters who reside in Flemme Falls, where “awful is lawful and everyone’s mean.” The first two episodes — both of which will be suitable for the kids — are “The Trouble with Fang” and “Carmilla’s Crush.”
  • Domino Lady:  Thrill to the exploits of the Domino Lady and her alter ego, Ellen Patrick, in the Raymond Chandleresque Southern California of 1935.

The Company’s debut releases are now available for purchase via iTunes, Amazon Mp3, and AudioComics Digital Direct. And there’s more to come. Later this year, AudioComics will be releasing more comic-to-audio projects, including a collaboration with movie and television actor Thomas Jane and his production company, Raw Studios.

For an audio excerpt from Titanium Rain, check out THIS LINK. For Honey West, check out THIS LINK. For The Bastons, CLICK HERE. And for Domino Lady, check out THIS LINK.

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