2014 Year in Review: Audiobooks I read

I haven’t plugged Audiobook Empire in awhile now, so it is time.

This post: http://audiobookempire.com/2015/01/01/2014-year-in-review-audiobooks/ contains all of the stastical date I compiled in 2014 concerning the audiobooks I read.

Pretty simple.

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Lots of Stuff Going up at AudiobookEmpire.com

I still have to use this site to plug my other projects because as of now, this one still gets the most traffic. So, I want to tell you that over at <a title="AudiobookEmpire.com" href="http://audiobookempire.com/" TARGET="_blank">Audiobook Empire </a>I have posted a number of <a title="Audiobook Empire Articles" href="http://audiobookempire.com/articles/" TARGET="_blank">items </a>over the past few days.

Most of these items deal with books that have been placed on sale over at <a title="downpour.com" href="http://downpour.com/" TARGET="_blank">Downpour.com </a>or <a title="Audible.com" href="http://audible.com/" TARGET="_blank">Audible.com</a>. However, there are a couple of posts talking about the audiobook production process from authors who have recently had some of their work converted to audiobook.

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New Book Review

I’ve added a review for the book ‘The Woman Who Would be King: Hatshepsut’s Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt to AudiobookEmpire.com:

http://audiobookempire.com/reviews/the-woman-who-would-be-king/

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Get “Click Clack the Rattlebag” by Neil Gaiman for free

If you are a fan of Neil Gaiman and want a free audio download, for a limited time, you can get a free audio version of his short story “Click Clack the Rattlebag” from audible.com. An audible membership is not necessary to take advantage of this opportunity.

Here’s Neil telling you about it himself.

Click here to acquire the book.

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A not so Brief Update

Regular readers of Combat-Hooligans.net (Yeah, as if such a thing really existed) know that this is something that is meant for fun. There is no schedule of posts. The site has no particular theme, one post could be about Star Wars, the next Weird Al, then Wrestling and maybe a story about some idiot doing something idiotic or two people getting caught having dumpster sex. Anything goes around here for the most part.

This is just myself, Art and Euan…hey, remember Euan? writing when the mood strikes us about things we care about. Ric Gillespie even pops in every once in awhile. Sometimes, we get lucky and something we care about is also something that other people care about.

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Get a Free Audiobook Download from Random House to Celebrate the Forth of July

As anyone with a calendar can tell you, July 4 is fast approaching. Obviously July 4 is a very special day for those of us in the United States as it is recognized as the birth date of our nation.

In celebration of this landmark day in American history, Random House Audio is making available an audio recording of 2 of the founding documents in American history. From now through July 5, you can download an audiobook containing both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution.

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Interesting Pre-Order Opportunity from Audible.com

If you are a member at TARGET=”_blank”>audible.com you might be interested in this offer that is available to you.

On 8/26/2014 the science fiction writer John Scalzi is releasing his new novel ‘Lock in’. Audible has 2 versions of the book available. One is narrated by Amber Benson who appeared on ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ and the other is narrated by ‘Wil Wheaton’ of ‘Star Trek’ and ‘The Big Bang Theory’ fame.

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Today Only: Get a Free .MP3 Download of Anne Frank: Diary of a Young girl From Randomhouse Audio

Anne Frank was born on this date in 1929. In memory of this day, Randomhouse Audio has made their version of ‘Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl’ narrated by Selma Blair, available as a free download today.

All you have to do is click here and enter an email address. You can find Randomhouse Audio on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.

Happy Star Wars Day

May the 4th be with you always…until midnight.

There are several deals that celebrate Star Wars day going on today and all weekend. The Ebook versions of Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn and Path of Destruction by Drew Karpyshyn are $1.99 so check your favorite seller of Ebooks for those.

Audible.com is having a science fiction book sale where each book is $6.95 each. The two Star Wars entries in this sale are the Clone Wars Gambit: Stealth and Siege novels by Karen Miller.

You can also get 20% off a subscription to Star Wars Insider magazine and a free t-shirt.

I’m sure there are others. There was also an awesome episode of the Big Bang Theory that celebrated Star Wars which aired a few nights ago.

E.T. Phone New Mexico: They Dug Up Your Video Game

For years and years there was an urban legend that the video game company Atari had buried millions of unsold E.T. game cartridges in a New Mexico landfill.

Well, now comes word that the rumor is in fact true at least to a certain degree. A video crew working on a documentary film for distribution by Microsoft went to New Mexico and dug up the landfill. While they did not find millions of E.T. games they did find “hundreds”.

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A Quick Note for Fans of Audiobooks

What you need to know:

  1. The promotional coupon can only be claimed between April 19 and 21
  2. The coupon expires at 11:59 PM on April 30

Casey Trowbridge Audio Update 3/19/14

What can I say? Art did such a good job I thought I’d steal his idea. I mean, that’s what friends do, right?

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