46: Thrawn: Treason and Star Wars Myths & Fables

A review of two very different recent Stars Wars audiobooks. Thrawn: Treason, written by Timothy Zahn and narrated by Marc Thompson, is the third in the new canon series featuring the Chiss Grand Admiral. Star Wars Myths and Fables, written by George Mann and narrated by James Monroe Iglehart, is a short story collection of mostly stand alone stories that works well for younger (though not too young) listeners or as brief glimpses at the stories within the Star Wars Universe.

Thrawn: Treason

Star Wars Myths & Fables

Other Referenced Works:

Star Wars: Thrawn (Series) // [Ep 19]

A to Z Mysteries // [Ep 15]

Judy Moody // [Ep 15]

45: Wayfarers

Wayfarers, a science fiction series written by Becky Chambers and narrated by Rachel Dulude; explores a diverse multi-species universe where Humanity is a minor player. The series stands out for its world building depth and diversity; while Rachel Delude's nuanced narration expertly brings a multi-species cast of characters to life. Guest: Mark Siegal and the majority of our discussion is spoiler free.

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Book 1)

A Closed and Common Orbit (Book 2)

Record of a Spaceborn Few (Book 3)

Other referenced works:

Space Opera

The Expanse (series) // [Episode 4]

44: Star Wars Audiobooks with Nick Martorelli

Audiobook producer Nick Martorelli joins me to discuss Star Wars audiobook production including the recently released full cast Dooku: Jedi Lost, and the narrators and soundscapes that help bring the Star Wars novels to life. We also discuss upcoming Star Wars releases including Thrawn: Treason and Galaxy's Edge novels.

Nick Martorelli spent a decade as a professional actor before switching to a career in book publishing. He started in ebook production before becoming an audiobook producer with Penguin Random House, where he works on a wide variety of books, including the Star Wars programs. Originally from Philadelphia, Nick considers himself a Trekkie, a Sherlockian, and whatever fans of Superman call themselves.

Referenced Star Wars Works:

Thrawn Trilogy (Legends)

Complete Star Wars Trilogy (NPR audio drama)

Dooku: Jedi Lost

Star Wars: The Mighty Chewbacca in the Forest of Fear

Alphabet Squadron

Thrawn: Treason

Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: A Crash of Fate

Other referenced works:

Moonraker

The Shadow (1994 Movie)

The Shadow (Radio drama)

Sherlock Holmes (Radio drama)

Dick Tracy (Radio drama)

Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (Radio drama)

Aurora Rising

Related Episodes:

38: Dooku: Jedi Lost (Star Wars)

19: Star Wars: Thrawn Series

38: Dooku: Jedi Lost (Star Wars)

Dooku: Jedi Lost (Star Wars), written by Cavan Scott, and narrated by a full cast is an audio only Star Wars novel that explores Count Dooku's past from his beginnings as a youngling through his departure from the Jedi order. Published by Penguin Random House Audio.

Narrated by a full cast:

  • Orlagh Cassidy as Asajj Ventress
  • Euan Morton as Dooku
  • Pete Bradbury as Gretz Droom
  • Jonathan Davis as Qui-Gon Jinn
  • Neil Hellegers as Ramil
  • Sean Kenin as Sifo-Dyas
  • January LaVoy as Jor Aerith
  • Saskia Maarleveld as Jenza
  • Carol Monda as Lene Kostana
  • Robert Petkoff as Ky Narec
  • Rebecca Soler as Yula Braylon
  • Marc Thompson as Yoda

Advanced copy received for review purposes.

Recording Star Wars Dooku: Jedi Lost audiobook (YouTube)

Thrawn: Alliances (Star Wars)

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34: The Bayern Agenda with Dan Moren

Dan Moren joins me to discuss his latest novel The Bayern Agenda, audiobooks, and to play a quick game of movie mashups. The Bayern Agenda is available in print, ebook, and audiobook formats on March 5th. Audiobook edition narrated by Victor Bevine and published by Audible Studios.

The Bayern Agenda

The Caledonian Gambit

Signing/Reading/Q&A at Porter Square Books on March 5 at 7pm

Dan Moren:

Twitter (@dmoren)

Website

The Incomperable

Clockwise (Relay FM)

The Rebound

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

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

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)

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

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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