AudioGO and Karin Slaughter Sign Exclusive Ten-Title Deal

Furthering a relationship begun in 2008, AudioGO and Karin Slaughter have signed an agreement granting the publisher exclusive North American audiobook rights to the bestselling thriller writer’s next ten titles. AudioGO previously released Slaughter’s Martin Misunderstood, which snagged a 2009 Audie Award nomination in the humor category. The publisher since has released Slaughter’s novels Criminal […]

Disney Delving Deeper into Gaming

The Walt Disney Company January 15 announced the future launch of Disney Infinity, a line of video games that would mix characters from its numerous film properties, e.g., Pirates of the Caribbean’s Jack Sparrow sharing an adventure with Toy Story’’s Buzz Lightyear. The AP quotes Disney-Pixar animation chief John Lasseter as saying that the new […]

Big Sur/Big Screen, Sin City Sequel, Monopoly Makeover | Geeky Friday

The screen adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s Beat bible, On the Road, goes into wide distribution soon. The Entertainment Weekly review dubbed it’s an “almost painfully literal adaptation” that “doesn’t conjure the rapture of Kerouac’s bohemian romanticism.” Still, the film ranked a B-, which, frankly, isn’t terrible. Film also is tackling Kerouac’s Big Sur, which is […]

Richard Ben Cramer, Pulitzer Journalist and Best-Selling Baseball Biographer, Dead at 62

Richard Ben Cramer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and sports biographer, died January 7 from complications related to lung cancer. He was 62. While a reporter for The Philadelphia Enquirer, Cramer won the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for his dispatches from the Middle East, and put his journalism background to work in What it Takes: The Way […]

George Lucas Engaged/Jedi Top Religion, Comics App Soars, Texas Chainsaw 3D, Hail to The King | Geeky Friday

Happy 2013! Man, did 2012 suck or what? Put garlic in its mouth, chop its head off, and pound a stake through its heart! Starting off on a happy note, big GF congrats to George Lucas on his engagement to Mellody Hobson, his girlfriend of six years (does she know he just gave away all […]

Happy 90th Birthday Stan Lee, RIP Master Puppeteer Gerry Robinson, Ereading Rises | Geeky Friday

Can’t let the day pass without wishing Stan Lee a happy 90th birthday. Although the history of comic books and superheroes was written by many, if there’s one person who represents that world to the public it’s Stan the Man. For co creating Spider-Man (with Steve Ditko) alone he warrants a place of highest honor […]

RosettaBooks Releasing 35 Arthur C. Clarke EBooks, | LC Film Registry Gets Dirty, Disco Fever, Goodbye Scott | Geeky Friday

Good news for science fiction readers: RosettaBooks has announced the release of 35 titles by sci-fi god Arthur C. Clarke as ebooks, marking the first time these works have been available electronically in the United States. The Arthur C. Clarke Collection is on sale at a digital list price of $8.99 per volume at Kindle, […]

Best Media 2012: Best Audiobooks–Editor’s Picks

In addition to assigning and editing the audiobook reviews, Media Editor Michael Rogers is himself a prolific audiobook reviewer with eclectic tastes. Along with the reviewer picks above, he offers his personal favorites from the year that was. Fiction Hubbard, L. Ron. Hell’s Legionnaire. Galaxy Audio. ISBN 9781592122622. $9.95. F Galaxy released a handful of […]

Audio Reviews | December 2012

Reviews of Chris Bohjalian’s The Sandcastle Girls, Pierre Boulle’s Planet of the Apes, and Fanny Merkin’s Fifty Shames of Earl Grey, plus a full list of audiobook reviews from the Dec. issue.