Monday, October 1, 2012

New Audiobooks from Iambik

Iambik Audiobooks has released a couple more new books along with new versions of two classics.  First up is Andy Nebula: Interstellar Rock Star by Edward Willett and narrated by the talented Justin S. Barrett. This is a book for young adults but it also falls into the science fiction category.  From John Wilson, Quill & Quire: "The action in Andy Nebula moves along at a cracking pace and the characters are well-drawn…Andy Nebula is fast and furious enough to keep even reluctant readers turning the pages, and young teen fans of fantasy and science fiction will not be disappointed.”

Next up is The Lamentations of Julius Marantz written by Marc Estrin and narrated by the versatile Anthony St. Pierre.   This is in the fiction category with themes of science, religion, history and satire.  From Publisher's Weekly: "Clubfooted, 60-something Cal Tech grad Julius Marantz is pursued by both the Central Intelligence Corporation and a corporate coalition known as GEKO in this Kafkaesque near-future mashup from Estrin (Insect Dreams: The Half-Life of Gregor Samsa). Julius’s crimes include having perfected a mechanism known as the Doodad, which, among other things, polarizes the water molecules in living beings and is used to create rapture-like experiences among the multitudes of India. ”

Now for our new versions of two classics.  We have the lovely voice of Cori Samuel reading the children's book The Railway Children by E. Nesbit.   "In this classic children's book by E. Nesbit, three children are suddenly uprooted from their happy suburban life to move to the country with their mother. Their new house, "Three Chimneys", is near a railway line, and Roberta (Bobbie), Peter and Phyllis (Phil), find amusement in watching the trains and waving to the passengers. They become friendly with Albert Perks, the station porter, and with the Old Gentleman who regularly takes the 9:15 down train. The children get involved in all kinds of good deeds, while their mother is busy writing children's books." - Iambik.

Last but certainly not least is another of my favorite English author's books, Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy, voiced by our favorite Irishman, Tadhg Hynes.   "Under the Greenwood Tree or The Mellstock Quire: A Rural Painting of the Dutch School is a novel by Thomas Hardy, published anonymously in 1872. It was Hardy’s second published novel, the last to be printed without his name, and the first of his great series of Wessex novels."  - Iambik.

Iambik is undergoing a makeover of the website so, unfortunately, there are no audio samples to listen to for these books.  However, these are all seasoned narrators who have recorded for Iambik before and you can check out their voices on some of their other Iambik releases.  We hope to have our new website up some time in October.  As always, these books are on sale for $6.99 each and are available in mp3 and m4b formats.   

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