28 May 2008
It was a fitting launch for the latest instalment in the adventures of the world's most iconic spy.
Picking up from where Fleming left off in 1966 with The Living Daylights and Octopussy Sebastian Faulks has written the perfect continuation of the James Bond legacy. Devil May Care is set during the Cold War and features all the glamour, thrills and excitement that one would expect from any mission involving Bond... James Bond.
To visit the James Bond collection at Audible go here.
23 May 2008
CrimeFest will be presenting two awards: the Last Laugh Award for best humorous crime novel, and the Audible Sounds of Crime Award for best crime audiobook. Registered delegates and Audible Listeners have nominated the crime audiobook they most liked listening to in 2007.
The shortlist is:
- Blaze by Richard Bachman, read by Ron McLarty (unabridged)
- Bad Luck & Trouble by Lee Child, read by Kerry Shale
- The Mephisto Club by Tess Gerritsen, read by Lorelei King
- The Seventh Sacrament by David Hewson, read by Saul Reichlin (unabridged)
- Exit Music by Ian Rankin, read by James Macpherson
The awards will be presented at the Gala Dinner on Saturday, the 7th of June and an award will be given to both the author and the reader of the winning entry.
For more information on CrimeFest visit: www.crimefest.com
20 May 2008
The public are being asked to vote for the winner of The Best of the Booker, a one-off celebratory award to mark the 40th anniversary of the Booker Prize. The six shortlisted books, chosen from the list of 41 previous Booker Prize winners, are:
- Pat Barker's The Ghost Road (Penguin)
- Peter Carey's Oscar and Lucinda (Faber)
- JM Coetzee's Disgrace (Vintage)
- JG Farrell's The Siege of Krishnapur (Phoenix)
- Nadine Gordimer's The Conservationist (Bloomsbury)
- Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children (Vintage)
The winner will be announced as part of the London Literature Festival at the Southbank Centre on 10 July 2008 where the winner will be awarded a custom-made trophy.
Voters have until midday on 8 July to select what they believe is the best novel to have won the prize since it was first awarded on 22 April 1969.
Of the six shortlisted titles only The Ghost Road is currently available as a download but for a list of all previous winners available to download at Audible, go here.
8 May 2008
James Patterson really knows the ropes when it comes to thriller writing . He is one of the biggest selling authors in the world and his books have been translated into 49 different languages.
More about Sail
As Stuart Dunne waves off his wife, children and brother on a relaxing sailing holiday, all they have in mind is lying back and relaxing. But as a violent storm breaks out, an explosion causes the boat to vanish without trace and the family are lost, presumed dead. Until now. When a message in a bottle is washed up on the shore, it becomes apparent that there must have been at least one survivor. Now The race is on to rescue any survivors and to discover what really happened aboard the luxury yacht.
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