Sunday, May 10, 2009

Celebrate Mother's Day with Audio Books

Happy Mother's Day! Some amazing audio book gifts for Mother's Day.

Home Safe
By Elizabeth Berg

In Elizabeth Berg's new novel, Helen Ames and her 27-year-old daughter break out into a whole new life in this thoughtful audiobook about the evolution of the relationship between a mother and daughter.

Censoring an Iranian Love Story
By Shahriar Mandanipour

A dazzling debut—wholly original, thrilling, subversively funny—of a writer setting out to compose a simple yet classic tale: a love story as beautiful and moving as all great love stories should be...except that he, and his young lovers, live in today's Islamic Republic of Iran.

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
By Alan Bradley

A corpse in the cucumber patch, a rare philatelic treasure, a bizarre Victorian chemistry lab, and a revolting recipe for custard pie...these are the ingredients for summer 2009's most delectable mystery!

Audio books by Rick Riordan

The Series

The gods of Olympus are alive and well in the 21st Century! They still fall in love with mortals and have children who are half-god, half-human like the heroes of the old Greek myths. Join the adventures of Percy Jackson and The Olympians.

Percy Jackson: The Demigod Files

Young demigods, brace yourselves for a peak inside the highly classified Demigod Files! Compiled by Camp Half-Blood's senior scribe, Rick Riordan, these top secret archives include three of Percy Jackson's most perilous adventures and behind-the-scenes interviews with your favorite characters--Connor and Travis, Clarisse, Annabeth, Grover, and Percy.

The Last Olympian

All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of a victory are grim. Kronos’s army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan’s power only grows...

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Marine One MP3 Book Release

Marine One by James W. Huston. Read by Joe Barrett.
Releases on May 12, 2009

JAMES W. HUSTON is the New York Times bestselling author of six thrillers, including Balance of Power and Secret Justice. A graduate of TOPGUN, he served as a Naval flight officer on board the USS Nimitz.

Audiobook Description:
After the presidents’ helicopter, Marine One, goes down in a brutal thunderstorm, the government blames the European manufacturer of the helicopter, accusing them of killing the president. Senate investigations and Justice Department accusations multiply as Mike Nolan, a Marine Corps reserve helicopter pilot and trial attorney in civilian life, is hired to defend the company from the criminal investigations and wrongful-death lawsuit brought by the most notorious lawyer in America on behalf of the First Lady. Nolan knows that to win his case, he has to find out what really caused Marine One to crash and why the president threw caution aside to go to a meeting no one seems to know about.

Move over, Tom Clancy and Dale Brown—make room at the bar for James Huston.” —Stephen Coonts
An explosive novel of politics, money, and lies, Marine One expertly mixes political intrigue with courtroom drama and fast-paced action in what will be one of the most talked-about thrillers of the year.

“If you like Tom Clancy, Huston is a good step up.” — Washington Post Book World

“Bestseller Huston grabs the reader by the lapels with the opening sentence of the first chapter of this outstanding thriller….This is nonstop legal suspense at its best.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Reading Magic by Mem Fox

We all hope and expect our children will learn to read, but how many of us realize we can get our kids on the road to reading simply by reading aloud to them every day? With passion and humor, Mem Fox explains why reading aloud to young children has such an impact on their ability to read- and on their entire lives. From the perspective of an ordinary mother as well as a bestselling author and internationally respected literacy expert, Fox explores when and where to read aloud and demonstrates with clear, easy-to-follow examples how to read aloud to best effect and how to get the most value and joy out of a read-aloud session. Filled with practical advice, activities, and inspiring true read-aloud miracles, this audiobook is a must for every parent-and for anyone who would like to know more about how children learn to read.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Join the Pulp Revival - America in the 1930s and '40s

Pulp Fiction was in its heyday and 30 million readers were regularly riveted by the larger-than-life tales of master storyteller L. Ron Hubbard. For this was pulp fiction's Golden Age, when the writing was raw and every page packed a walloping punch.

That magic can now be yours. An evocative world of nefarious villains, exotic intrigues, courageous heroes and heroines-a world of that today's cinema has barely tapped for tales of adventure and swashbucklers.

"The stories were driven by plot and character, with grand heroes, terrible villains, beautiful damsels (often in distress), diabolical plots, amazing places, breathless romances." -- Kevin J. Anderson

Get into the action by downloading the stories of Golden Age in Pulp Fiction from

How to create audiobooks in iTunes

- Donald Bell, CNET News, CA - Dec 5, 2008

iTunes 8 has made it easier to classify any audio file as an audiobook, allowing you to resume playback, control playback speed, and prevent your books from ...

Photos: Create audiobooks in iTunes

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Halo: First Strike

Eric Nylund weaves his mastery in tale-telling again. Halo: First Strike is the third in the most popular science fiction Halo series. The scenery is bleak. The evil forces of Covenant have succeeded in wiping out sentient life and destroying Halo, the distant planet. Thousands of brave soldiers have shed their lives. The entire planet is strewn with debris but the alien enemy soldiers are unrelenting in their patrol of the planet.

There is only one person who has got some chance of standing up against Covenant and his brutal force intent on wiping out humanity. The lone survivor of the ‘super soldiers’ known as SPARTANs is Captain Keyes, affectionately called as Master Chief. He has got the unenviable work of looking for survivors, rescuing them, and assembling them into some kind of force that can fight the mighty alien force. The voyage through this mighty gauntlet is the most dangerous the Master Chief would ever undertake. The only help he has got at his side is the powerful artificial intelligence of his cruiser, Cortana. Even this proves insufficient at times against the highly dangerous army of the brutal enemy, Covenant. The Master Chief is forced to rely on his instinct and draw upon his vast experience of the past to devise strategies. However, he is a very determined man and with the motley group helping him, takes the fight to the enemy. He launches a first strike that is decisive in bringing victory to humanity against an enemy that is resolute in wiping out humanity.

This electrifying science fiction is available now as Halo MP3 for download at, along with the other two books, Halo: The Fall of Reach and Halo: The Flood. With the popular Halo book series, you are assured of one hundred percent non-stop enjoyment of about 11 hours. Buy the Halo authors’ books now to live the thrilling experience.