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Fans Enjoy Early Listen of “Tarkin” Audiobook Release

News from Dork Side of the Force: This Thursday evening, the folks at Lucasfilm have offered fans the chance to hear an exclusive preview of the upcoming audiobook release of Star Wars: Tarkin. The new novel penned by James Luceno will be the second in the new official Star Wars canon and is scheduled for release on November 4th. From the official Star Wars site: Legislator. Military commander. Alderaan destroyer. Grand Moff Tarkin, one of the greatest villains of a galaxy far, far away, is back — in a new book set before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. Star Wars: Tarkin, James Luceno’s ne……………. continues on Dork Side of the Force >>> Read the full article Related News: News from The News Ledge: Facebook Reddit PinterestGoogleStumbleupon Digg >>> Read the … Read entire article »

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Listen to the first 5 minutes of the ‘Veronica Mars’ audiobook

News from Hypable: Share on Tumblr >>> Read the full article Related News: News from The Courier Life News: I have listened to audio books ever since the library system started lending them. It’s to the point that I can hardly walk anywhere without some book to listen to. Audio book formats have changed from cassette to CD and MP3 (brand name Playaways) to downloadable to a digital device. Regardless of numerous formats, it is the book and the reader that make the experience great or mediocre. My tastes run from mysteries in a series (Stephanie Plum, “The Cat Who,” Temperance Brennan mysteries) to romances and thrillers and sometimes nonfiction. In the nonfiction it is usually humor (early Dennis Miller, P.J. O’Rourke, and Dave Barry) or biographies. Either way those read by the author are often the … Read entire article »

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Listen to Kristen Bell read the Veronica Mars audiobook

News from The Week Magazine: Finished with the Veronica Mars movie, and unsure where to get your next fix? Series creator Rob Thomas has the perfect answer: The audiobook version of the new Veronica Mars novel The Thousand Dollar Tan Line, which is read by none other than Kristen Bell. In an email to Veronica Mars‘ Kickstarter backers, Thomas teased that the novel — which takes place after the events of the movie — includes the return of “another important character from Veronica’s life” who wasn’t in the movie. He also revealed that Bell voices all the characters in the audiobook version, giving fans the chance to hear her version of characters like Weevil Navarro and Cliff McCormack. If you’d rather read The Thousand Dollar Tan Line the old-fashioned way, it’s officially available … Read entire article »

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‘Language Intelligence’ The Audiobook: Listen To ‘Lessons On Persuasion From …

News from ThinkProgress: Many readers asked when Language Intelligence would be available as an audiobook. Turns out Podium Publishing liked it so much, they did the job with a terrific reader Drew Birdseye, who narrates lots of audiobooks. You can download all 4 hours and 19 minutes of it on Amazon or iTunes. Given that the whole point of the book is to explain the secrets of history’s greatest spoken-word communicators — and that it contains excerpts from the greatest speeches of all time – you may well get more out of listening to the audiobook than you do from reading the……………. continues on ThinkProgress >>> Read the full article Related News: News from Albany Times Union: Highly paid sales professionals don’t waste time building relationships, says Dr. Russ Riendeau, in his new audiobook, First, … Read entire article »

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John Hodgman Discusses New Audio Book; Listen to Exclusive Excerpt

News from Under the Radar Mag: John Hodgman Discusses New Audio Book; Listen to Exclusive Excerpt Redefining the Premise Nov 14, 2012 Web Exclusive By Laura Studarus Q: How are John Hodgman and Holden Caulfield alike? A: Both of them hate phonies. It seems like a scene out of one of Wes Anderson’s fevered dreams: John Hodgman, former literary agent, turned author of fake facts, turned minor television celebrity (as both a correspondent on The Daily Show, and a PC in a string……………. continues on Under the Radar Mag >>> Read the full article Related News: News from SheKnows.com: Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War By Nathaniel PhilbrickRead by George Guidall Beginning with the voyage of the famous ship and covering the first half century of life in Plymouth Colony, Nathaniel Philbrick’s Mayflower tells … Read entire article »

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Get App-y: Listen to all the audio books you want

News from NewsOK.com: Copyright ©2012 The Associated Press. Produced by NewsOK.com All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. By Lillie-Beth Brinkman | Published: October 9, 2012 Oklahoman    Leave a comment Several years ago, when I had a one-way commute to work of 60 miles, I would have loved a service that offered me the chance to download audio books to my smart phone to listen to on my drive. Such mobile devices didn’t exist during my f……………. continues on NewsOK.com >>> Read the full article Related News: News from PadGadget: By Emily | October 9, 2012 | No comment yet If you like audiobooks, chances are good that you love audiobooks. As a group audiobook listeners are likely to be well-educated, exercise frequently, … Read entire article »

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Five new audio books to listen to this fall, one scary, one happy, take your pick

News from Plain Dealer: Stephen King tries to scare us and Gretchen Rubin hopes to make us happier. Theirs and three more titles are new, all available on CD and on audible.com. The Dog Stars Peter Heller; read by Mark Deakins Random House Audio; 9 CDs, 10.5 hours; $ 35 In an unusual approach to the familiar doomsday scenario, a virulent flu has wiped out most Americans. Our protagonist, Hig, is aloft above the former Colorado in his 1956 Cessna, looking for love. Debut novelist Heller’s thoughtful and understated book dwells as much on interior peace as on survival. The love story is touching; the overwrought sex scenes are not. Narrator Deakins, however, is a joy, thanks to a moderately deep and resonant voice and a thorough grasp of the material. His work … Read entire article »

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Listen To A Sample Of Philip Palmer’s ‘Artemis’ Audiobook

News from Geeks of Doom: Late last year, Obit Books released Artemis, a new science fiction novel by Philip Palmer, in paperback, Kindle, and audiobook. Now, you can hear a sample from the audiobook over at the author’s website. Head over to Palmer’s site to hear 7 1/2 min……………. continues on Geeks of Doom >>> Read the full article Related News: News from Hindustan Times: He may have retired from the pitch, but cricketer Rahul Dravid will soon begin helping schoolchildren with their homework — via an audio book that uses cricketing strategy to simplify mathematical equations. Set to hit the shelves next week, Crickematics is the story of a cricket-crazy schoolboy who is not good at mathematics, prompting his coach to explain complicated Math problems to him using elements of the game. Part … Read entire article »

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Find, buy, & listen to audiobooks on Android with Audiobooks Now

News from Virtual-Strategy Magazine: (1888PressRelease) Virginia based Booksfree.com today announced the launch of the newly updated Audiobooks Now for Android devices running on Android 2.1 or later. A fully stand-alone mobile audiobook resource, this unique app gives Android users a central destination from where they can purchase, download, and listen to audiobooks easily while on the go. Vienna, Virginia — Booksfree.com, a leading online book and audiobook rental provider, was excited today to announce the release of the newly updated version of Audiobooks Now onto the Android Market. Compatible with all Android devices running on Android 2.1 or later, Audiobooks Now represents an industry leading hub where Android users can purchase, download, and listen to audiobooks on the go quickly and easily. This intuitive, user friendly app gives you instant access to … Read entire article »

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