Saturday, May 12, 2012

Better Early Than Late





The audiobook of Rise of Empire was expected to be released in June, but I am happy to announce the second volume of the six book trilogy is already available from Audible.com, (which can also be purchased via an Audible button on Amazon.)

As you can see below, the audio version of Rise is listed as number two in historical fantasy books. I suspect it has something to do with the imaginative cover art. (Note the little half-yellow book on the right still handing in there.)



The series continues to be narrated by Tim Gerard, a good, upstanding Irishman who does a fine job even if he sounds a bit more British than I would have expected. My friends down at the pub tell me that’s most likely because Tim is from Dublin—the eastern, Britishified side of the country. My families (the Sullivans and Flanagans) originally came from the southwest and northwest of the isle respectively, still I don’t hold that against him—after all St. James Gate is in Dublin, too.  

9 comments:

  1. That's big of you to forgive his place of birth...

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  2. Congratulations Michael.

    A great advantage for the sight challenged and disabled.

    By the way Alfiedog have future plans to include audio options.

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  3. ... waiting for Audible points to credit...

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  4. Tim doesn't even live in Ireland anymore. He resides in NYC now. But you're right Libby, maybe I am being too hasty in just forgiving him for being born on the wrong side of the isle. Perhaps we should "have it out" in some kind of drinking, or perhaps singing contest as in the days of old.

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  5. I would pay to watch that. ;)

    Also excellent news on the audio book release. A surprising number of my friends buy mostly audio books, with the occasional e-book thrown in.

    Seems hardly anyone reads real paper books anymore.

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  6. When can we expect to see Heir of Novron released as an audio book?

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  7. Original expected date for Heir of Novron was supposed to be August, but it might be sooner now.

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  8. Good Lord I hope sooner... I hate waiting and I just finished listening to rise of empire :-)

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  9. Need Heir of Novron on audio! This is the most magnificent trilogy I have read/listened to, Micheal J. Sullivan, you are truly a master. Thank you, please craft more stories!!!

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