Unabridged, Digital Only, 14 hours
Read by Ramon de Ocampo
"Absolutely arresting." (S.M. Stirling)
A Classic Retold!
I read Ariel when it was first published back when I was in high school. Now granted, it's been quite a while since then but it was always a favorite of mine. All of the action, sword fighting and adventure made it a really fun book for me back then. I grew up reading mostly science fiction, and this wasn't too far of a stretch from the sci fi books I loved. When I read Cory Doctorow's review on Boing Boing that they were releasing it as an audiobook, I downloaded it and gave it a listen during a recent business trip. It was great going back and giving a listen to one of my adolescent favorites (nothing beats nostalgia), and it was fun. I have a nephew who just started high school who loves to read, and I really think he could get into Ariel, so I'm going to give it to him for a listen. This definitely isn't a kids book, but if you know anyone in their teens or ever read this one yourself then the audiobook is definitely worth the download.
A hardcore fantasy novel
This audio book crushes any preconceptions of fantasy novels and unicorns being for teenage girls. The story is exciting and original, while the reader makes it believable. I can't wait to listen to the sequel Elegy Beach!