Sep 12 2010 1:02pm

Audioslice: It Goes To 11

Why should pen & ink have all the fun? Audioslice stretches the Hugo celebration to the max, turning the dial to 11 with this round-up of audiobook excerpts from 2010’s science fiction and fantasy rockstars.

Listening to these titles rather than reading them does beg the question... if you’d judged these same titles on audiobook instead of in print, so you think your vote have been different?


The City & The City by China Miéville, narrated by John Lee (Random House Audio)

(Tied for the win!)


The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi, narrated by Jonathan Davis (Brilliance Audio)

(Tied for the win!)


Boneshaker by Cherie Priest, narrated by Wil Wheaton & Kate Reading (Macmillan Audio)




Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America by Robert Charles Wilson, narrated by Scott Brick (Macmillan Audio)



Palimpsest by Catherynne M. Valente, narrated by Aasne Vigesaa (Brilliance Audio)



WWW:Wake by Robert J. Sawyer, narrated by Robert J. Sawyer, Jessica Almasy, Jennifer Van Dyck, A.C. Fellner, Marc Vietor (Brilliance Audio) 



Liz is... back from Dragon*Con and sends a shout out to the girl who knitted—and wore with great aplomb—a massive, whole-person-sized Jayne’s hat.

Susan Dunman
1. seguesue
If a title is available in audio, I'll almost always use ears instead of eyes to experience a book. All of these sound so wonderfully different. Because it's audio, it would be nice to include the narrator, as well as author and title, in the bib info. Thanks for providing the clips!
Liz Maverick
3. lizmaverick
seguesue--Narrator, for sure next time. (Or on Monday, LOL)
mrburack--Happy to oblige...but, links for which part?

Ronald Smith
4. Qooop
I have gotten so lazy about reading I almost never read books anymore. But I listen to audiobooks nearly non stop. Comics are an exception. I didn't read comics since the early 70's, then a couple years ago I read The Watchmen and realized what I was missing. Now I listen to (mostly) sci-fi/fantasy or I'm reading comics on my iPad with the banned Comic Reader Mobi app which now has network streaming of supported formats.
Matthew B
6. MatthewB
the authors' websites
online retailers that sell the audio and text versions of the books
Liz Maverick
7. lizmaverick
Qooop - audiobooks do have the advantage of being hands-free
entertainment, LOL...I keep hearing about how awesome the iPad is for comics, but I haven't seen it for myself yet.

mrburack - added the narrators...will be sure to include the links going forward.

Susan Dunman
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Lis, thanks for adding the narrators - that just seems to help give them the credit they most assuredly deserve!

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