31: Scribd

Discussion of Scribd and its unlimited borrowing model for audiobooks with guest Mark Siegal. We also briefly discuss upcoming audiobook and book award seasons.

Scribd

Related Narrated Episodes on Audiobook Services:

8: Intro to Audiobooks (Audible)

21: Free Audiobooks From Your Local Library (Overdrive, Libby, and Hoopla)

Awards Discussion:

Audie Award finalists will be announced on 4 Feb and awarded on 4 Mar 19.

Hugo Award nominations are open for the 2019 Hugo Awards and 1944 Retrospective Hugo Awards until 16 Mar 19.

The Calculating Stars [Episode 27]

Spinning Silver [Episode 30]

What are we listening to?

Punished

Howl’s Moving Castle

Finish

Binti

The God Engines

The Man on the Mountaintop (A January 2019 Audible Original)

Rosewater

Contact the Show: @_narrated

29: Audible Originals

We discuss recent Audible changes including the Audible Originals program which offers two free audio offerings to members each month. We also discuss some recent audible originals including Laurie Berkner's Song and Story Kitchen, narrated by Laurie Berkner and Josiah Gaffney.

Audible Originals

Laurie Berkner's Song and Story Kitchen

We Are The Dinosaurs [Video]

Narrated Episode 15: Audiobooks for Kids

Zero G

Jingle Bell Pop

27: The Calculating Stars [Lady Astronaut series]

The Calculating Stars, written and narrated by Mary Robinette Kowal, follows former WASP pilot Elma York throughout an alternate space race spurred on by an apocalyptic meteorite strike off the Eastern United States. Episode includes guest Mark Siegal.

Calculating Stars

Lady Astronaut series

Rip-Off!

The Lady Astronaut of Mars [Tor]

Hidden Figures (audiobook)

Hidden Figures (movie)

Mercury 13

Seveneves

25: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up [Revisit]

A 9-month check-in with Mark Siegal on his journey of decluttering and organizing following the guidelines of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, written by Marie Kondo, narrated by Emily Woo Zeller, and published by Tantor Audio.

Narrated Episode 3: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up

Marie Kondo: Basic Folding Method (video)

24: Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds

Brandon Sanderson's Legion series of novellas introduces us to Stephen Leeds, a genius problem solver who works with his hallucinatory "aspects" to help solve mysteries. The series is compiled in this omnibus edition set in a near future that brings together elements of science fiction, fantasy, and mystery. Narrated by Oliver Wyman and published by Macmillan Audio.

Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds

22: Mount Everest Audiobook Draft

Inspired by Audible's Mount Everest Badge, we explore longer audiobooks by drafting our favorite audiobooks longer than 20 hours. Guests include Mark Siegal and Gilbert Tang.

Round 1:

Mark: Leviathan Wakes [20:56]

Gilbert: Song of Ice and Fire [33:46-48:55]

Scott: Stormlight Archive [45:29 - 55:05]

Round 2:

Mark: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix [27:02]

Gilbert: Console Wars [20:41]

Scott: The Found and the Lost [34:03]

Round 3:

Mark: The Lord of the Rings (Omnibus) [54:05]

Gilbert: 1Q84 [46:45]

Scott: Dark Forest [22:36]


Additional Picks:

Mark: A Discovery of Witches [24:02], Infinite Jest [56:11], Les Misérables: Translated by Julie Rose [60:26]

Gilbert: The Century Trilogy [30:38 - 36:51], The Kingsbridge Novels [30:19 - 45:32], The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire [126:31], Anna Karenina [35:35], David Copperfield [Audible] [35:35], Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination [33:24], Benjamin Franklin: An American Life [24:45], Moby Dick [21:19]

Scott: KingKiller Chronicle [27:54 - 42:55], Oxford Time Travel [20:58 - 26:20], Dune [21:08], Oxford Time Travel [20:58 - 26:20], A Deepness in the Sky [28:25], European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman [24:27]

Patrick Rothfuss' "review" of Doors of Stone (KingKiller Chronicle, #3)

Leviathan

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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