Archive for the ‘Audiobooks’ Category

Robots and Video Games

Typically the books reviewed on this site are teen and youth books, but today’s books are two adult titles I think you’ll enjoy.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Wade lives in a near future U.S. where everyone works, plays, and interacts in the online virtual world of the Oasis.  When the eccentric billionaire creator of the Oasis dies, his will states he will leave his vast fortune to the person who can find the “Easter egg” he’s hidden in the Oasis.  Solving a series of riddles and tests leads Wade on a quest through the movies, music, TV shows, and computer games of the 1980’s, all for the love of the game.

Robopocalpyse by Daniel H. Wilson
When the robot uprising happens people around the world find their lives forever changed.  Told from several perspectives, including a few robots, Robopocalpyse is the story of the human resistance to a global robot war.  Thought provoking and endlessly exciting, with a movie version coming soon!

One more note, I listened to both of these as audiobooks and they both have fantastic readers!

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3:15 Stories

Patrick Carmen, author of several great books including, Thirteen Days to Midnight and Atherton: the House of Power, has come up with a fun way to read, listen and watch his stories.  3:15 Stories offers a free app for iPhone and Android phones that allows you to read, listen or watch a new short story every other week.  Check out the website or facebook for more info.

SYNC Audiobooks

If you love audiobooks here’s a great place to find new things to listen to, talk to other avid listeners and, until September 1, get free downloads of great YA titles. SYNC Audiobooks is offering two free downloads in July and August of amazing titles like The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer, and much more. So stop over to their site and find something great to listen to this summer!

New Audiobooks!

Here are some of the great AUDIOBOOKS we’ve added in the past few months. All are available on CD.

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
Going Bovine by Libba Bray
The Secret Life of Prince Charming by Deb Caletti
Heist Society by Ally Carter
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Fire by Kristing Cashore
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Carter Finally Gets It by Brent Crawford
Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Newes from the Dead by Mary Hooper
The Everafter by Amy Huntley
Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks by Lauren Myracle
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld