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A podcast is similar to those RSS feeds you find on many blogs. The principal difference is that the content is made up of audio files like MP3s instead of text content. Below you'll find the audio reviews we've done to date. They are in reverse order of review with the newest ones on the left.
Gil T. Wilson
Gil T. has spent a quarter of a century working in radio and has lots of spare time on his hands and reading or listening to books takes up all that time. Check out his blog to find out what he's up to at any given moment.

Danger in The Dark Danger in The Dark by L. Ron Hubbard
Narrated by Karen Black, et al.

an audio review podcast by Gil T. Wilson
Remember the old science fiction and fantasy magazines? You know, the ones that featured short stories written by great sci-fi authors. Listening to this audiobook was like going back to those old pulps and reliving the golden age of sci-fi. This collection contains three short stories written by L. Ron Hubbard that are as diverse in subject matter as they are enjoyable to hear.

Paul of Dune Paul of Dune by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson
Narrated by Scott Brick

an audio review podcast by Gil T. Wilson
In the world of science-fiction, one of the best series of books to come down the pike is the Dune series created by Frank Herbert. After Frank Herbert's death, his son, Brian Herbert, teamed up with sci-fi author Kevin J. Anderson and pretty much wrapped up the series by providing 6 prequel and 2 sequel books. So with all of that taken care of, one has to ask, what more is there in the Dune Universe?

Doctor Who: The Evil of the Daleks Doctor Who: The Evil of the Daleks by David Whitaker
Multicast performance starring Frazer Hines

an audio review podcast by Gil T. Wilson
The episode begins with the Doctor and Jamie trying to track down thieves who stole the TARDIS. After some mysterious clues the Doctor and Jamie track down an antiques dealer whose antiques are authentic but new. This leads the Doctor and Jamie to be captured by the dealer and the Daleks and taken back in time to 1866.

Batman: The Stone King Batman: The Stone King by Alan Grant
A Multicast Production

an audio review podcast by Gil T. Wilson
A dam near Gotham City is about to burst and Batman has determined the dam cannot be saved but the citizens of Gotham city must be protected. Batman calls for the help from Justice League members to create a "safe dam break." After the turmoil when all the Justice League members are getting their breath and looking over the destruction created by the rushing waters, The Green Lantern notices a strange object. Uncovered by the erosion of the sudden rushing waters is a pyramid, not unlike those in Egypt.

Susan Dunman
Susan became a librarian many light years ago and has been reviewing books ever since. Audiobooks and graphic novels have expanded her quest to find the best science fiction in Libraryland.

Blade Runner Blade Runner by Philip K. Dick
Performed by Scott Brick

an audio review podcast by AudioFile Magazine
It was January 2021, and Rick Deckard had a license to kill. Somewhere among the hordes of humans out there, lurked several rogue androids. Deckard's assignment -- find them and then..."retire" them. Trouble was, the androids all looked exactly like humans, and they didn't want to be found!

Fragile Things Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman
Performed by the author

an audio review podcast by AudioFile Magazine
The tales found in this short story collection will alternately delight you, frighten you, and maybe even creep you out. There is such a variety that you're sure to find something that will grab your attention and not let go.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Tertiary Phase The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Tertiary Phase by Douglas Adams
Performed by a full cast

an audio review podcast by AudioFile Magazine
The universe can be a vast, empty place until Douglas Adams gets hold of it. The BBC cast that performs this radio dramatization of Adams' work fills the cosmos with characters and situations that will leave you confused, dazed, and entirely happy.

The Star Beast The Star Beast by Robert Heinlein
Read by David Baker and a full cast

an audio review podcast by Susan Dunman
An unlikely story about childhood pets is taken to a completely different level in this 1954 classic novel by Robert Heinlein.

The Wave The Wave by Walter Mosley
Read by Tim Cain (5.5 hours)
Published by HighBridge Audio

an audio review podcast by Susan Dunman

 
Fahrenheit 451 Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Read by Christopher Hurt (5 hours)
Published by Blackstone Audiobooks

an audio review podcast by Susan Dunman

 
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Read by Michael York (4 hours)
Published by HarperAudio

an audio review podcast by Susan Dunman

 
Son of a Witch Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire
Read by the author (14 hours)
Published by HarperAudio

an audio review podcast by Susan Dunman

 
Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook by Shel Silverstein
Read by Dennis Locorriere (1 hour, unabridged)
Published by HarperAudio

an audio review podcast by Susan Dunman

 
Eldest Eldest by Christopher Paolini
Read by Gerard Doyle (23 hours)
Published by Listening Library

an audio review podcast by Susan Dunman

 
Christopher Paolini An Interview with Christopher Paolini
an audio interview by Susan Dunman

 
Thud! Thud! by Terry Pratchett
Read by Stephen Briggs (10.5 hours)
Published by HarperAudio

an audio review podcast by Susan Dunman

 
Anansi Boys Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
Read by Lenny Henry (10 hours)
Published by HarperAudio

an audio review podcast by Susan Dunman

 

Brian Price
Audio writer/producer Brian Price works in many genres -- humor, satire, science fiction and horror. Each year Great Northern Audio produces the Annual Mark Time Science Fiction Audio Awards performances at CONVergence in Minneapolis.

Nation Nation by Terry Pratchett
Narrated by Stephen Briggs

an audio review podcast by Brian Price
Stepping away from his Discworld universe, Terry Pratchett has written a children's book that will appeal to both kids and adults. When a mile-high tidal wave crashes through the South Seas, 13-year year old native islander Mau and 13-year-old English castaway Daphne believe they are the sole survivors this cataclismic change has brought to their perspective worlds.

The Great Secret The Great Secret by L. Ron Hubbard
Multicast performance featuring Bruce Boxleitner

an audio review podcast by Brian Price
The Great Secret is a collection of 4 short stories that are the stuff of 30s and 40s pulp fiction. L. Ron Hubbard was a master of the form and, in the next six years, Galaxy Audio plans to bring scores of these stories to life. This is one of the first science fiction titles in their planned series.

1984 1984 by George Orwell
Performed by Simon Prebble

an audio review podcast by Brian Price for AudioFile Magazine
Doublethink, thought police, constant surveillance, never-ending war. Although this classic dystopian novel was written in 1949, Orwell's lean prose, finely honed political discourse, and penetrating images seem as fresh, as menacing, and as disturbingly prophetic as ever. With British equanimity, Simon Prebble accentuates every shade of gray in post-Blitzed-London.

The Invasion of the Body Snatchers The Invasion of the Body Snatchers by Jack Finney
Performed by Kristoffer Tabori

an audio review podcast by Brian Price for AudioFile Magazine
In this science fiction classic, the world's population is being taken over by an alien race. Kristoffer Tabori reads the first-person narrative with gritty intensity, reminding listeners of a smart and sinister 1950's detective novel. This production reminds us why it's called a classic.

Sunrise Alley Sunrise Alley by Catherine Asaro
Performed by Hillary Huber

an audio review podcast by Brian Price
A man, barely alive, is washed ashore during a violent, raging storm and is found and nursed back to health by Samantha Bryton, a retired, reclusive and brilliant Silicon Valley scientist. The man, who was supposed to have been killed in an automobile accident weeks earlier, is actually an illegally built android, an EI (Evolutionary Intelligence). Soon Samantha and Turner Pascal are on the run from Charon, Turner's evil creator, the military (everybody's on the run from the military), and other EIs and AIs from the notorious Sunrise Alley, where many rogue Artificial intelligences hide while planning an attack on humans.

Dune Dune by Frank Herbert
Performed by Simon Vance and a full cast

an audio review podcast by AudioFile Magazine
Listening to Dune offers the opportunity to experience this classic work in a way that manages to feel comfortably familiar and surprisingly new at the same time. The story of Paul Atreides and the fulfillment of his destiny on the desert planet Arrakis is brought vividly to life in this outstanding production.

Crooked Little Vein Crooked Little Vein by Warren Ellis
Performed by Todd McLaren

an audio review by Brian Price
Warren Ellis wears his heart and his politics on his sleeve in this darkly humorous and twisted detective-genre tale of the near future. Down on his luck private eye, Mike McGill, stares out his office window at a crumbling, drug-infested, distopian New York City wondering where his rent's going to come from when a big black limousine pulls up and a cadaverous President's Chief-of-Staff climbs out and gives McGill a strange assignment -- find and retrieve the alien-influenced alternate Constitution of the United States.

Susan Dunman
Susan became a librarian many light years ago and has been reviewing books ever since. Audiobooks and graphic novels have expanded her quest to find the best science fiction in Libraryland.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Read by Eric Idle (3.5 hours)
Published by HarperAudio

an audio review podcast by Susan Dunman

 
The Magician's Nephew The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis
Read by Kenneth Branagh (4 hours)
Published by HarperAudio

an audio review podcast by Susan Dunman

 
Frankenstein: Prodigal Son Frankenstein: Prodigal Son by Dean Koontz and Kevin J. Anderson
Read by John Bedford Lloyd (6 hours)
Published by Random House Audio

an audio review podcast by Susan Dunman

 
Going Postal Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
Read by Stephen Briggs (11.5 hours)
Published by HarperAudio

an audio review podcast by Susan Dunman

 
The Time Traveler's Wife The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Read by Maggi-Meg Reed and Christopher Burns (12 hours)
Published by HighBridge Audio

an audio review podcast by Susan Dunman

 
Septimus Heap, Book One: Magyk Septimus Heap, Book One: Magyk by Angie Sage
Read by Allen Corduner (12 hours)
Published by Harper Children's Audio

an audio review podcast by Susan Dunman

 
A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Grim Grotto A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Grim Grotto by Lemony Snicket
Read by Tim Curry (5.5 hours)
Published by HarperAudio

an audio review podcast by Susan Dunman

 

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