21: Free Audiobooks From Your Local Library

Libraries are increasingly offering digital lending using services like Overdrive and Hoopla to allow patrons to borrow audiobooks (plus ebooks and other digital media) for free. Guest Mark Siegal joins me to discuss tips for using these services. We also discuss the recently awarded 2018 Hugo Awards, 1943 Retro Hugo Awards, and recent audiobook news.

OverDrive

Libby

Hoopla

2018 Hugo Award Results

The Stone Sky

World of the Five Gods

World of the Five Gods: Penric & Desdemona

The Flowers of Vashnoi (Vorkosigan Saga)

1943 Retro Hugo Awards

Foundation (TV Show)

The Good Place (TV Show)

The Good Place: The Podcast

20: Star Wars: Thrawn Series [Spoilers & Speculation]

This bonus episode is a follow-on to episode 19 featuring additional discussion, with spoilers and speculation, of the Star Wars: Thrawn series, written by Timothy Zahn and narrated by Marc Thompson. This episode features special guest Jerome Tarter.

[Note: Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties, our audio quality for this episode is less than ideal. Our apologies for the inconvenience.]

Thrawn

Thrawn: Alliances

Star Wars: Rebels (TV Show)

Star Wars: Clone Wars (TV Show)

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge (Walt Disney World)

First Look: New Images of The Star Wars-Inspired Resort Planned for the Walt Disney World Resort (DisenyParks Blog)

AT-AT Walkers Taking Shape at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Star Wars: Resistance (TV Show)

13: The Broken Earth

The Broken Earth is an award winning fantasy series written by N.K. Jemisin and narrated by Robin Miles. The trilogy begins with the Fifth Season. We also discuss recent awards including the Audie Awards, Audible Narrator Hall of Fame, and the Nebula Award nominees for Best Novel. Our discussions are spoiler-free.

The Fifth Season

The Broken Earth series

Narrated Episode 8: Intro to Audiobooks

2018 Audie Awards

Narrator Hall of Fame

2017 Nebula Awards

Escape Pod

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11: Ready Player One (Movie Adaptation)

This episode was recorded a week after we saw the movie adaptation of Ready Player One, originally covered in episode 7. The discussion includes spoilers for the movie and the audiobook.

Narrated Episode 7: Ready Player One

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Ready Player One audiobook

Ready Player One movie pre-order

Fanfiction about Sorrento written by Andy Weir

10: Bored and Brilliant

Bored and Brilliant, written and narrated by Manoush Zomorodi, is about experimenting with using gadgets less often to improve your creativity and productivity. This episode features special guest Linus Edwards, host of the podcast Slow.

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Bored and Brilliant

Slow podcast, hosted by Linus Edwards

Original episodes about the challenge on Note to Self podcast

Two Dots game

9: Lock In

Lock In is a science fiction novel written by John Scalzi, with two different audiobook versions narrated by either Wil Wheaton or Amber Benson. It's published by Audible Studios. Head On, a stand-alone follow-up novel, was released on April 17, 2018, and it also features two audiobook versions with the same choice of narrators.

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Lock In (narrated by Wil Wheaton)

Lock In (narrated by Amber Benson)

Head On (narrated by Wil Wheaton)

Head On (narrated by Amber Benson)

Unlocked: An Oral History of Haden's Syndrome (prequel novella included at the end of Lock In audiobook)

How writing an audio-first novella changed John Scalzi's writing process

4: The Expanse

The Expanse is a science fiction series written by James S. A. Corey, narrated by Jefferson Mays, and published by Recorded Books and Hachette Audio. So far seven books have been released out of a planned nine-book arc, which starts with Leviathan Wakes. In addition, Mays has narrated two out of four novellas, which are optional but also excellent. This episode features special guest Scott Ullery, and the first half of our discussion is spoiler-free.

Leviathan Wakes (Book 1 of The Expanse)

Other audiobooks in The Expanse

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