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Fri
Nov 30 2012 4:00pm

Eviction Notice: Occupants May Be Subject to Sudden Eviction

Do be do be do.

An innocent prank starts a chain reaction that could end in the eviction of every living thing from Earth, with no time to grab a space suit.

Aloon Zigilbraxis has to deliver a Glen Fairy to the Zorgons. However, the crop circle he created in New Jersey has just been replicated in Iowa as part of a prank, and the life pod crash lands at the wrong crop circle. In order to save his neck, he offers up Earth as collateral to buy him time to locate the Glen Fairy. Enter Alice Abel. Alice is down on her luck and ready to cash out when a pair of Council Investigators shows up to validate Aloon's claim on Earth. Can Alice, a police chief, and some teenagers save the Earth?

[Tour info!]

Wed
Nov 14 2012 5:00pm

The One Time You Want To Hear Your House Is on Fire, Your Children All Gone

Your House Is On Fire, Your Children All GoneA village on the Devil’s Moor: a place untouched by time and shrouded in superstition. There is the grand manor house whose occupants despise the villagers, the small pub whose regulars talk of revenants, the old mill no one dares to mention. This is where four young friends come of age—in an atmosphere thick with fear and suspicion. Their innocent games soon bring them face-to-face with the village’s darkest secrets in this eerily dispassionate, astonishingly assured novel, infused with the spirit of the Brothers Grimm and evocative of Stephen King’s classic short story “Children of the Corn” and the films The White Ribbon by Michael Haneke and Village of the Damned by Wolf Rilla.

“You steal into your sister’s room and sit down on her bed. You say the words I’m going to tell you, and when her soul appears on her lips, you catch it for me.”

[Continue Reading...]

Wed
Oct 31 2012 5:00pm

It’s Always Been Fast Zombies. Wayne Simmons on Night of the Living Dead

It’s Always Been Fast Zombies. Wayne Simmons on Night of the Living DeadTo celebrate the US release of his Flu series, Wayne Simmons has written a review of one of the movies that started it all. George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968).

The first zombie was a runner.

That’s right, the case of Fast vs Slow zombies is officially over, as far as I’m concerned. In 1968’s Night of the Living Dead, Bill Hinzman’s Cemetary Zombie ran down that gaddam hill in pursuit of damsel in distress Barbara.

That’s a fact.

And if it’s good enough for George A. Romero, then it’s good enough for me: sometimes zombies like to run.

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Thu
Oct 18 2012 2:50pm

Do You Have a Cold—Or the Flu?

There's a nasty flu going round. An epidemic, they call it. The posters say to cover your mouth when you sneeze, and throw away the tissue. But such simple measures won't stop this flu. Because when you catch the flu, armed police come and lock you in your house to die alone. When you catch this flu, it kills you in days. And when you catch this flu, two hours after it's killed you, your eyelids snap open again.

[And no amount of chicken soup will help]

Tue
Aug 14 2012 1:45pm

Taylor Anderson’s Destroyermen Series

Iron Gray SeaTaylor Anderson’s Iron Gray Sea, Book 7 in the Destroyermen series is now out on audio, narrated by audiobook veteran William Dufris. Iron Gray Sea released earlier this month and the hardcover has already made its way onto the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists.

The series follows the U.S.S. Walker into an alternate reality where there are more than just humans fighting in World War II. The crew of the Walker headed by Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy has allied themselves with the peaceful Lemurians, but find themselves in an ongoing war with the Griks and an ever growing number of enemies.

Tantor is gearing up to announce our latest giveaway on Facebook: an autographed set of the Destroyermen MP3-CD collection. To keep informed on the upcoming giveaway, be sure to like us on Facebook.

For an inside look at the Destroyermen series, check out an exclusive Tantor interview in which Taylor describes the military history that inspired his series.


Cassandra has stepped into a parallel universe.

Tue
Jun 19 2012 5:30pm

Get the First Audio Chapter of Princeps Free!

June is Audiobook Month, and Tantor is celebrating all month long. Visit the site for a free first chapter download of Princeps, an exclusive interview with L.E. Modesitt, Jr., and our annual 50%-off sale.

The thrilling follow-up to Scholar begins a new episode in the young Imager’s life. Now second only to the governor, and still hiding his powers as an Imager, Quaeryt is enjoying his new position, as well as his marriage to Lord Bhayar’s youngest sister, Vaelora, when a volcanic eruption devastates the old capital of Telaryn.

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Tue
May 15 2012 1:30pm

Zombie Apocalypse. Will You Be Prepared?

Free zombie audio books from TantorMay is Zombie Awareness Month and to celebrate, Tantor Audio is offering 50% off all zombie titles and a free first chapter download of Mark Tufo’s Zombie Fallout, the first book in his Zombie Fallout series. The series is narrated by AudioFile Earphones Award winner Sean Runnette.

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Wed
Feb 22 2012 4:00pm

John Carter: Futuristic... and a Century Old

John Carter of MarsYou probably saw the trailers during the Super Bowl and the Grammys. As Disney ramps up its advertising for John Carter, how many people realize it is based on A Princess of Mars, a pulp fiction classic written a hundred years ago? Some fans may be familiar with the Barsoom series by Edgar Rice Burroughs (yes, he created Tarzan, too!) but others may see this as a new world created by Disney. Hopefully, both will be satisfied when the movie opens March 9.

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Thu
Jan 26 2012 6:00pm

A Look at The Postmortal Audiobook

Drew Magary’s The Postmortal (a nominee for the 2011 Philip K. Dick Award) brings us to a future where the cure for aging has been developed. And the future isn’t that far away; by the year 2019 the world is torn between people seeking the cure and people opposing the cure in the most violent of ways.

Would you take the cure? A chance to look the same for hundreds, maybe thousands of years? To never age one minute? The flip side you can still be ravaged by disease, get hit by a car, or party yourself into the ground. The answer for the majority is yes, without hesitation. As soon as the President of the United States lifts the ban on the cure, the flood gates open, but so does the backlash.

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Thu
Jan 19 2012 12:30pm

Free Download of Sherlock Holmes The Valley of Fear

The Valley of Fear is the fourth and final Sherlock Holmes novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, published in 1915.

In connection to the new Sherlock Holmes movie which brings Moriarty to the forefront as Holmes’s nemesis, Tantor Audio is offering a free download of The Valley of Fear, which includes a bonus Sherlock Holmes story “The Final Problem,” and a companion PDF eBook. The audiobook is narrated by Simon Prebble, who was awarded the title of a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile magazine.

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Thu
Dec 8 2011 6:00pm

Free Download of Gulliver’s Travels

Gulliver’s TravelsWritten over 250 years ago, Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift is a beloved tale well-known around the world. For young children, it is a whimsical story of a man who travels first to a world of little people where he is a giant among them, and then into a world where the tables are reversed and he is surrounded by towering giants. For adults, it has become a classic of English literature due to its deep and lasting reflections upon the nature of mankind itself. (Its popularity even seems to have survived the recent movie remake with Jack Black.)

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Fri
Nov 11 2011 6:00pm

Humanity’s True Containment

Christian Cantrell’s novel Containment takes us to a future where Earth has become almost unfit for human life. In order to preserve the human race, the world’s governments form the Global Space Agency. Their project: cultivate sustainable life on other planets.

In the end, Venus is chosen, and a group of Earth’s smartest and most adaptable people are selected to colonize there, with the expectations of expanding and increasing oxygen production. Eventually, the oxygen level is stable enough to allow a generation of Venus-born children, they become known as Gen V.

[Continued...]

Fri
Oct 28 2011 3:30pm

Free Downloads of Frankenstein and Dracula

Halloween is a time to spook yourself and others, to let your imagination run free, and most importantly pull down the “what if” walls on the supernatural. For some this is almost impossible, for others it is a way of life. When I was eleven I stumbled across a genre of books that changed my entire life. For some reason, one that I still don’t understand, a teacher handed me Stephen King’s IT when I was in the fifth grade. I read it in two days, and never looked back.

[Free downloads of Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein]

Fri
Oct 7 2011 12:30pm

Free Audio of Chapter 1 from Rachel Caine’s Newest Last Breath

Free audio of Chapter 1 from Last Breath by Rachel CaineYou can enter Morganville, but you will never leave.

Hear it here first, before the November 1 simultaneous publication! Free first chapter of Last Breath, the eleventh installment of Rachel Caine’s New York Times bestselling Morganville Vampires series.

Rachel Caine’s series follows Claire Danvers and her friends as they try to survive the town of Morganville, TX. Because unlike other towns, Morganville is run by vampires and they control everything in the town. From the local coffee shop to the bloodmobile, the vampires have a lockdown on the humans, and Claire and her friends are the only ones who hold the line between coexistence and full-out war.

[Free chapter below...]

Tue
Sep 20 2011 6:03pm

Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine Coming to the Big Screen

It has been recently announced that Ray Bradbury’s semi-autobiographical Dandelion Wine will be made into a movie. While Bradbury is to be closely involved with the adaptation, the screenplay will be written by Rodion Nahapetov, the writer, director, and star of Contamination (2008). The film will be produced by Phoenix Pictures’ Mike Medavoy and Doug McKay.

Here’s a chance to get familiar with the story.

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Fri
Aug 19 2011 2:21pm

Free Audio Adventures of Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian Stories

Free Audio Adventures of Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian StoriesArnold Schwarzenegger brought the Barbarian to the mainstream in 1982. Today, Jason Momoa brings the Barbarian back to the big screen in Conan the Barbarian.

But Conan is much more than a Hollywood icon; he is the legendary Cimmerian on a quest to conquer the pages of Robert E. Howard’s Conan of Cimmeria series. Now you can follow the amazing tales of Conan brought to life by narrator Todd McLaren. The series available through Tantor Audio has over twenty of Conan’s savage adventures.

[Free audio excerpts below]