Thursday, August 16, 2012

What's My Next Listen?

I plan on finishing up my current podcast listen, Fables of the Flying City over the weekend...one way or another.  (yes, I'm to that point I don't think I can wait to finish.)

And I'm hoping to start a new listen next week or so.  And thought I'd ask you which you think you would like to learn about.

These are all books done in podiobooks or podcast form, which I want to read but can listen to.

1.)  Murder at Avalon Hill by PG Holyfield - Per Pip Ballantine it's a "huge fantasy murder mystery with magic thrown in."
Description:
Lord Avedon has a problem. Generations of Avedons have watched over Avedon Hill and controlled the only pass through the Lantis Mountains. Traditions are important to the Avedon family, but one tradition has tragically come to an end. Gretta Platt, Housemistress of Avedon Manor, has been murdered. A member of the Platt family has always served the Avedons as Housemistress. until now. Only a handful of people live at Avedon Hill, and most are suspects. Arames Kragen, retired Aarronic Advisor and scholar of prophecy, arrives at the gates of Avedon Hill, hoping to gain access to the mountain pass. Lord Avedon is not in a giving mood, however.

This is the story of Arames Kragen and his attempt not only to discover who killed Gretta Platt, but also to uncover the truth about a town that apparently has more secrets than inhabitants.

The Land of Caern: It is a world where the gods, the Children of Az, can choose to be born as mortals to directly affect events in the world, and often do. It is a world where the Priests of Caern frantically search for the mortal incarnations of any of the Children, in order prevent the Prophecies of Iberian from coming to pass.

Welcome to The Land of Caern... Welcome... to Murder at Avedon Hill, the podcast novel by P.G. Holyfield.


2.)  Playing for Keeps by Mur Lafferty - Per Pip Ballantine, "Superheros with not so super powers."
Description:
The shining metropolis of Seventh City is the birthplace of super powers. The First Wave heroes are jerks, but they have the best gifts: flight, super strength, telepathy, genius, fire. The Third Wavers are stuck with the leftovers: the ability to instantly make someone sober, the power to smell the past, the grace to carry a tray and never drop its contents, the power to produce high-powered excrement blasts, absolute control. over elevators. 

Bar owner Keepsie Branson is a Third Waver with a power that prevents anything in her possession from being stolen. Keepsie and her friends just aren't powerful enough to make a difference. at least that's what they've always been told. But when the villain Doodad slips Keepsie a mysterious metal sphere, the Third Wavers become caught in the middle of a battle between the egotistical heroes and the manipulative villains. 

As Seventh City begins to melt down, it's hard to tell the good guys from the bad, and even harder to tell who may become the true heroes.


3.)  Avalon Revisited by O.M. Grey
Description:
Arthur has made his existence as a vampire bearable for over three hundred years by immersing himself in blood and debauchery. Aboard an airship gala, he meets Avalon, an aspiring vampire slayer who sparks fire into Arthur’s shriveled heart. Together they try to solve the mystery of several horrendous murders on the dark streets of London. Cultures clash and pressures rise in this sexy Steampunk Romance.



So, you tell me which one you are curious about.  Which one would you like to hear more about as I go through the episodes (or chapters)?  I really want to listen to, or read, all three of these.  Let me know in the comments your thoughts!

12 comments:

  1. Playing for keeps sounds like a lot of fun! I love superheroes and the idea that there are rubbish powers is great! :-)

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    1. Thank you Mel! I really like the sounds of all three of these. :)

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  2. I must confess I'm not a huge fantasy lover, but the last book on the list, Avalon Revisited, has a beautiful cover and involves vampire slayers. It's a no brainer for me :)

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    1. Thank you Nikola! I really like the sounds of Avalon Revisited and the author is just reading it to her site for a free listen. :) It will definitely be on the list to listen it soon, if not next. :)

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  3. ooooh, I think you should listen to Avalon Revisited next. I'd like to learn more about that one.

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    1. Jennifer L. Bielman, I had a feeling that many would go for Avalon Revisited or Playing For Keeps. Thanks for voting!! This one seems to be on top.

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  4. The fantasy murder mystery & Superhero book, both intrigue me equally. I would like to hear your thoughts on those.

    Mihir

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    1. Thank you Mihir! I'm really liking the sounds of the fantasy murder mystery as well. And well, all of them. :) Thank you! Oh, and if you are curious, they are free to listen it. Just thought I'd mention it. :)

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  5. Liking the sound of Avalon Revisited, it could well be my first Steampunk read.

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    1. Thank you Petty Witter, And if you would like to listen, the story if free to listen to on the authors site. :)

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  6. Playing for Keeps. Sounds like a lot of fun.

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    1. Melissa (Books&things) It really does sound like fun. I will have to get to all three of these stories no matter what one wins. :D And they are free to listen to!! That is the best part!

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