The Open Book Audio Podcast

This month's half podcast features Into Africa, written and read by Sam Manicom. Go here to find out more about the title and where to buy it.

Into Africa by Sam Manicom
 
And don't forget, we're still looking for a better name than the "half-podcast." Send us the name we end up using for these podcasts, and we'll give away three free audiobooks from Audible.com.

This podcast's sample is The All-American Boys, written and read by Walter Cunningham.

(Click on this link to see all the stores through which this title is currently sold).

The All-American Boys is a no-holds-barred candid memoir by a former Marine jet jockey and physicist who became NASA's second civilian astronaut. Walter Cunningham presents the astronauts in all their strengths and their weaknesses in this dramatically revised and totally updated edition of a book that was considered an instant classic in its first edition over two decades ago. From its insider's view of the pervasive "astropolitics" that guided the functioning of the astronaut corps to its thoughtful discussion of the Columbia tragedy, The All-American Boys resonates with Cunningham's passion for humanity's destiny in space which endures today. This is not just a "tell-all" book. It is also a story of the triumph of American heroes. Cunningham brings us into the NASA training program and reveals what it takes physically and mentally to be an astronaut. He poignantly relates the story of the devastating Apollo 1 fire that took the lives of astronauts Grissom, White, and Chaffee and his own later successful flight on Apollo 7. This new edition includes an update of the manned space program and his "tell it like it is" observation of NASA's successes and failures. It also includes commentary on the Shuttle disasters Of Challenger and Columbia and his views on what NASA should be doing to get back on track and to regain public support

Article: Why record an audiobook of your title?

Audiobook Reviews

Blog Post: Why authors should (almost) never read their own audiobooks

 

Welcome to the very first "half-podcast".  Go to our Facebook page to suggest better names and win three free books from Audible.com courtesy of Open Book Audio.

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  • Starting in a couple of weeks, there will be an additional "half-podcast" appearing in your podcast feed that will feature on of the new titles in our catalog.
  • OBA titles are now starting to appear in Overdrive's Content Reserve system, making them available in dozens of additional retailers and, most excitedly, over 17K libraries worldwide. 
  • Amazon and Audible announce WhisperSync voice for audiobooks.

Audiobook Sample

Our audiobook sample for this podcast is Mogworld by Yahtzee Croshaw. (Apologies to Yahtzee for mis-pronouncing his last name on the podcast!)

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What We've Been Reading

Marketing Moment

OBA has signed an agreement with Overdrive to include the Open Book Audio catalog as available for sale for all Overdrive partners and retail outlets, including Barnes & Noble, Waterstones, and over 15,000 libraries worldwide.

Audiobook

Sample

Campaigns of the Civil War, Volume 1: Outbreak of Rebellion

Written by John G. Nicolay and Narrated by Christopher Lee Philips

We are excited to invite Kevin Readdean as a regular contributor of audiobook reviews for the OBA Podcast.  We are also accepting submissions for at least one additional reviewer who can provide us with a recorded audio review of an audiobook once every two months.  As compensation, OBA will be providing a reviewer with a total of six free audiobooks from Audible.com.

What We've Been Reading

 

 

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Publisher's Weekly is having a massive audiobook giveaway: http://blogs.publishersweekly.com/blogs/ListenUp/?p=2805

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What We've Been Reading

  • Andrew likes to actually read printed books on vacation
  • Books 6-7 of the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan

Sample: Islands, Oceans, and Dreams by Michael Salvaneschi and read by Andrew Parker


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Audiobook Club Selection

 The audiobook club selection for May and June is Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go by Dale E. Basye, and read by Bronson Pinchot.  Go here to find links to the book and a place to comment.
 

What We've Been Reading


Sample: Titanic: The Most Complete Story Ever Told ​by Matthew Vollbrecht


 

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Audiobook Club Review

 
A Pleasure to Burn by Ray Bradbury, Read by Scott Brick
 


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Audiobook Club Selection

 The audiobook club selection for May and June is Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go by Dale E. Basye, and read by Bronson Pinchot.  Go here to find links to the book and a place to comment.
 
 


Sample: Billy: Messenger of Powers by Michaelbrent Collings


 

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Audiobook Club Selection for March & April

Audible Link: http://www.audible.com/pd?asin=B0071D0SOM

You can join us for our discussion of A Pleasure to Burn by Ray Bradbury here.

We've Been Reading

  • Elantris by Brandon Sanderson, Narrated by Jack Garrett.  (Audible Link)
  • The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan, Narrated by Michael Kramer and Kate Reading (Audible Link)
  • The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan, Narrated by Michael Kramer and Kate Reading (Audible Link)
  • The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor, Narrated by Gerard Doyle (Audible Link)
  • Seeing Redd by Frank Beddor, Narrated by Gerard Doyle (Audible Link)

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Audible Link: http://www.audible.com/pd?asin=B004KAQK4Q

 

Audiobook Club Selection for March & April

Audible Link: http://www.audible.com/pd?asin=B0071D0SOM

You can join us for our discussion of A Pleasure to Burn by Ray Bradbury here.

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