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The Year in Audiobooks 2013

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Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Audio Theater BEST AUDIOBOOKS CIVIL WAR Stuart Moore Read by a Full Cast (GraphicAudio) EARTH AFIRE Orson Scott Card Read by Stefan Rudnicki, Stephen Hoye, et al. (Macmillan Audio) Forty-nine actors come together in a tour de force to create an amazing audiobook version of Marvel Comics' game-changing series Civil War. Everyone sounds perfect—exactly as the characters should, and the music and the sound effects further enhance the experience. Non-comic fans may enjoy it, and comic fans will love it. ENDER'S GAME ALIVE Orson Scott Card Read by Kirby Heyborne, Stefan Rudnicki, et al. (Audible, Inc./ Brilliance Audio) THE FALL OF THE KINGS Ellen Kushner, Delia Sherman Read by Ellen Kushner, Neil Gaiman, et al. (Audible, Inc./ Neil Gaiman Presents/ SueMedia Productions) MADOUC Jack Vance Read by Kevin T. Collins (Audible, Inc./ Brilliance Audio) NEVERWHERE Neil Gaiman Read by Christopher Lee, James McAvoy, et al. (AudioGO Ltd.) THE NIGHT HAS BEGUN Meatball Fulton Read by Karen Evans Kandel, Daryl Edwards, et al. (ZBS Foundation) SPIDER-MAN: DROWNED IN THUNDER In Trick Soldier, R.F. Daley narrates with his usual polished assurance as the producers hit new heights with well-mixed sounds of gunfire, shouts, and biplanes flying overhead, all supporting the dialogue of the cast admirably. Both author and cast find nobility, humor, and heroism in these characters. Old-style pulp adventure, a little theater, and a little history make for some fine listening. 20 20 The Year in Audiobooks 2013 Christopher L. Bennett Read by a Full Cast (GraphicAudio) AUD UN AUD UN UN AUD AUD AUD THE THINKING WOMAN'S GUIDE TO REAL MAGIC UN TRICK SOLDIER L. Ron Hubbard UN Emily Croy Barker Read by Alyssa Bresnahan (Recorded Books) Read by R.F. Daley and a Full Cast (Galaxy Press) THE WINDS OF ALTAIR Ben Bova Read by Stefan Rudnicki (Blackstone Audiobooks) WORLD WAR Z: THE COMPLETE EDITION Max Brooks Read by Martin Scorsese, Alfred Molina, et al. (Random House Audio/ Books on Tape) UN AB

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