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      • 300. Re: The Official OT Free NOOKbook summary thread
        Froide

        Email received from Wildside Press:

        WE'RE MOVING!!!

         

        Well, our web site is, anyway. We are changing our hosting company and store software ... and while we're getting things ready, we decided to have a "soft open" for the rest of June to kick the tires. We think the new site is 100% operational, but there are still a few products to add and graphics to tweak, but we are really, really close to final.

         

        VISIT AND SAVE. Use coupon code SoftOpen to save 25% on the new site until July 1. It's accessible from the front page of wildsidepress.com, or directly at:

         

        http://wildside-press.mybigcommerce.com/

         

        -- John Betancourt

        Publisher, Wildside Press

        • 301. Re: The Official OT Free NOOKbook summary thread
          Froide

          Today's Audiobook Month freebie from Audiobooks.com

          Book of the Day

          Harry Shearer’s parody of a presidential election. In this fantasy, Bob Dole Jr. faces off against a wrestler named Greenberg as they fight for one family’s votes by camping out in their living room. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Fran Adams, Ed Begley Jr., Judyann Elder, Arye Gross, Daniel Passer, Richard Masur, Harry Shearer, Fred Willard and Kenny Williams. Directed by Harry Shearer. Recorded before a live audience.

          • 302. Re: The Official OT Free NOOKbook summary thread
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            Today's Audiobook Month freebie from Audiobooks.com

            Book of the Day

            The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, Read by  Will Patton

             

            Written By: Maggie Stiefvater

            Narrated By: Will Patton

             

             

            Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

            Date: September 2012

             

            Duration: 11 hours 10 minutes

            Summary:

            --YOU'VE FOUND TODAY'S FREE BOOK! We're celebrating Audiobook Month with a new free audiobook every weekday. You can get "The Raven Boys" free for 24 hours starting June 16th at 10 a.m. EST. Happy Listening!--

            There are only two reasons a nonseer would see a spirit on St. Mark's Eve," Neeve said. "Either you're his true love . . . or you killed him."

            It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

            Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon to be...Read More

            Genres:

            Young Adult >

            • 303. Re: The Official OT Free NOOKbook summary thread
              Froide

              Wildside Press has migrated to a new site location and has resumed offering weekly freebies, at Freebies - Wildside Press .  Here's this week's freebie:

              • 304. Re: The Official OT Free NOOKbook summary thread
                Froide

                FYI, The Raven Boys was a freebie from SYNC two summers ago (in 2013).

                • 305. Re: The Official OT Free NOOKbook summary thread
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                  Sime~Gen MINIPACK, from Wildside Press

                  Wildside Press (through its Borgo Press imprint) has been publishing the Sime~Gen series for quite a few years now, and interacting with Jacqueline Lichtenberg and Jean Lorrah has been one of the great joys of working here at Wildside. Two more passionate, caring, and talented creators do not exist in science fiction. For the last few years, I have been urging them to prepare new Sime~Gen books for publication, and the latest result will be Volume 13 in the series—Fear and Courage—an collection of stories by 14 writers who participate in the online Sime~Gen fan community.

                   

                  As a taste of what's coming in Fear and Courage, here are 4 short stories set in the Sime~Gen universe to whet your appetite!

                   

                  Don’t worry if you haven’t encountered the Sime~Gen series before. The world has a vast storyline, with many individual works that stand on their own. It can be sprawling and immersive, if that’s the experience you want. (If you are interested in finding out more, check out the Sime~Gen web site at simegen.com.) But if you’re more of a casual reader than a joiner, you can still enjoy the works on their own merits. Great world, great series, great writers.

                  • 306. Re: The Official OT Free NOOKbook summary thread
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                    Fury: Book One of The Cure (Omnibus Edition)

                    Fury: Book One of The Cure (Omnibus Edition) | by Charlotte McConaghy | Momentum

                    Description

                    Perfect for fans of Divergent, this series is about a civilization where negative emotions have been erased, creating a world of mindless drones where only those with fury can survive.

                    Eighteen-year-old Josephine Luquet wakes up naked and covered in blood on the same day every year when the blood moon is full. Josi has not responded to the Cure an immunization against anger mandated by the government and believes herself to be a threat to others.

                    Then she meets Luke. Luke has had the Cure but seems different from the other “drones” and he’s dead set on helping Josi discover the truth about herself before the next blood moon.

                    But time is running out. Is Luke willing to risk his life to be near her? Does he truly understand what violence she is capable of?

                    Raw and full of passion, Fury is a story of love in a dystopian world, and how much we are willing to forgive in the struggle to remember our humanity.

                    • 307. Re: The Official OT Free NOOKbook summary thread
                      Froide

                      Today's Audiobook Month freebie from Audiobooks.com:

                      The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: And Other Jazz Age Tales by F. Scott Fitzgerald at Audiobooks.com

                      Book of the Day

                       

                      Written By: F. Scott Fitzgerald

                      Narrated By: Grover Gardner

                       

                       

                      Publisher: Tantor Media

                      Date: August 2008

                       

                      Duration: 3 hours 46 minutes

                      Summary:

                      --YOU'VE FOUND TODAY'S FREE BOOK! We're celebrating Audiobook Month with a new free audiobook every weekday. You can get "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: And Other Jazz Age Tales" free for 24 hours starting June 17th at 10 a.m. EST. Happy Listening!--


                      In this brilliantly inventive collection of stories, the author captures the disparate lives of the residents of Manhattan's West 89th Street from marriages, car accidents, love affairs, and adoptions.

                      F. Scott Fitzgerald, one of the greatest American writers, is best known for The Great Gatsby, considered by many to be the most important novel of the twentieth century. But Fitzgerald also made his living as a short story writer, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Jazz Age Tales collects four of his best.

                      The title story is a fantasy tale about a man who is in his seventies at birth and progressively ages backwards. The other stories included in this collection are "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz," "Tarquin of Cheapside," and "O Russet Witch!"

                      Genres:

                      Literature >

                      Literature >

                      Fiction >

                      • 308. Re: The Official OT Free NOOKbook summary thread
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                        SYNC weekly freebies at http://www.audiobooksync.com/ change at 7am Eastern Time. So...

                        • If you didn't already, then grab the 06/11 - 06/18 titles until 6:59am ET.
                        • Get ready to download the 06/18 - 06/25 files offered at 7am ET. These titles are listed below :

                         

                        Rose Under Fire

                        By Elizabeth Wein  
                        Read by Sasha Pick  
                        Published by Bolinda Publishing

                         

                        AudioFile Review

                        Rose Under Fire

                        Rose Justice, a young American pilot ferrying planes in Britain as part of the Air Transport Auxiliary during WWII, finds herself captured and sent to Ravensbrück women’s concentration camp—but that’s far from the end of the story in Wein’s important novel for young adults. Sasha Pick narrates in Rose’s American accent for most of the audiobook but also delivers authentic-sounding British accents as well as French-, Russian-, and Polish-accented English for Rose’s camp sisters; she even sings and recites poetry. Hearing Rose’s prisoner number—Einundfünfzigtausendvierhundertachtundneunzig (51498)—repeated in harsh German is chilling every time. Listeners will be engrossed by Rose’s experiences, full of horror and hope by equal measure, as she resolves to “tell the world.” J.M.D. 2014 Audies Finalist, SYNC 2015 © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine


                        Read More at AudioFile Magazine

                         

                        AudioFile Review

                        Anne Frank Remembered

                        While most are familiar with Anne Frank’s diary, fewer remember the courage of the people who helped her family. Otto Frank’s employee, Miep Gies, coordinated the hiding place and worked through her own exhaustion and terror to keep the family safe and supplied with food and company. Barbara Rosenblat speaks with Gies’s own voice, bringing an impeccable Dutch flavor to her words and flawlessly pronouncing the many proper nouns of that challenging language. She effortlessly conveys Gies’s pervading sense of sadness tinged with frustration, anger, and resentment at the horrors inflicted by the Nazi regime. In the author’s afterword, Rosenblat captures equally well Gies’s acceptance and wonder at the way Anne’s story captured the heart of the world. Rosenblat’s performance easily captured ours. R.L.L. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2010 Audies Finalist, SYNC 2015 © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine


                        Read More at AudioFile Magazine

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                          Today's Audiobook Month freebie from Audiobooks.com:

                          Curse of the Arctic Star: Nancy Drew Diaries

                          Unabridged Audiobook

                           

                          Written By: Carolyn Keene

                          Narrated By: Jorjeana Marie

                           

                          Publisher: Oasis Audio

                          Date: May 2015

                           

                          Duration: 3 hours 36 minutes

                          Summary:

                           

                          Genres:

                          Mystery & Thriller >

                          Book of the Day

                          Bess, George, and I are actually in Alaska! Everywhere you look, there are massive mountains and sparkling deep-blue waters. We’re on the maiden voyage of the Arctic Star luxury cruise ship, and my old friend Becca Wright, the assistant cruise director, needs our help. She received threatening e-mails before even setting sail; then, a bloody body turned up in the swimming pool. And when a chandelier came crashing down in the dining room, we thought the Arctic Star may be cursed! There are so many passengers on board, I don’t know where to begin. But I better hurry; if I don’t act fast, this might be everyone’s final — and fatal — voyage!

                          • 310. Re: The Official OT Free NOOKbook summary thread
                            Froide

                            Today's Audiobook Month freebie from Audiobooks.com:

                            Book of the Day

                            Limbus Inc., Three Guys walk Into A Bar

                            Unabridged Audiobook

                             

                            Written By: Jonathan Maberry

                            Narrated By: Gregory Zarcone

                             

                             

                            Publisher: Audio Realms

                            Date: June 2015

                             

                            Duration: 3 hours 20 minutes

                            Summary:

                            --YOU'VE FOUND TODAY'S FREE BOOK! We're celebrating Audiobook Month with a new free audiobook every weekday. You can get "Three Guys Walk Into a Bar" free for 24 hours starting June 19th at 10 a.m. EST. Happy Listening!--


                            Are you laid off, downsized, undersized?

                            Call us. We employ. 1-800-555-0606

                            How lucky do you feel?

                            So reads the business card from Limbus, Inc., a shadowy employment agency that operates at the edge of the normal world. Limbus's employees are just as suspicious and ephemeral as the motives of the company, if indeed it could be called a company in the ordinary sense of the word. In this shared-world anthology, five heavy hitters from the dark worlds of horror, fantasy, and scifi pool their warped takes on the shadow organization that offers employment of the most unusual kind to those on the fringes of society. One thing's for sure - you'll never think the same way again about the fine print on your next employment application! Three Guys Walk Into A Bar by Jonathan Maberry is one of five novellas in this anthology. Other Authors include: Joe R. Lansdale, Gary A. Braunbeck, Joe McKinney, Harry Shannon, Brett J. Talley

                             

                            Genres:

                            Horror >

                            Horror >

                            • 311. Re: The Official OT Free NOOKbook summary thread
                              Froide

                              Today's Audiobook Month freebie from Audiobooks.com is:

                              Free Book of the Day!

                              Book of the Day                                 

                               

                              The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

                              Unabridged Audiobook

                               

                              Written By: Frank L. Baum

                              Narrated By: Brooke Shields

                              Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)

                              Date: June 2012

                               

                              Duration: 4 hours 17 minutes

                              Summary:

                              --YOU'VE FOUND TODAY'S FREE BOOK! We're celebrating Audiobook Month with a new free audiobook every weekday. You can get "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" free for 24 hours starting June 22nd at 10 a.m. EST. Happy Listening!--

                               

                              L. Frank Baum's timeless classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was the first uniquely American fairy tale. A combination of enchanting fantasy and piercing social commentary, this remarkable story has entertained and beguiled readers of all ages since it was first published in 19...Read More00. Ray Bradbury writes in his Introduction, "Both [Baum and Shakespeare] lived inside their heads with a mind gone wild with wanting, wishing, hoping, shaping, dreaming," and it is this same hunger that makes all of us continue to seek out the story of Oz-and be nourished by it.
                              This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the text of the definitive first edition and includes the New York Times review of that edition as well as the original Preface by the author.


                              From the Trade Paperback edition.

                              "Baum was a true educator, and those who read his Oz books are often made what they were not-imaginative,
                              tolerant, alert to wonders, life."-Gore Vidal...Read Less

                              Genres:

                              Children's >

                              • 312. Re: The Official OT Free NOOKbook summary thread
                                Froide

                                Today's Audiobook Month freebie from Audiobooks.com is:

                                Book of the Day

                                • 313. Re: The Official OT Free NOOKbook summary thread
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                                  Wildside Press: this week's freebie (and last week's, too, as it's still available)

                                  Freebies

                                   

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                                  A Stranger in Paradise

                                  A Stranger in Paradise, by Edward M. Lerner, collects five of the bestselling author's science fiction stories:

                                   

                                  • The Night of the RFIDs
                                  • Two kinds of People
                                  • Better the Devil You Know
                                  • Small Business
                                  • A Stranger in Paradise

                                  A Stranger in Paradise


                                   

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                                  The Sime~Gen MINIPACK™: 4 Tales set in the Sime-Gen Universe

                                  Wildside Press (through its Borgo Press imprint) has been publishing the Sime~Gen series for quite a few years now, and interacting with Jacqueline Lichtenberg and Jean Lorrah has been one of the great joys of working here at Wildside. Two more passionate, caring, and talented creators do not exist in science fiction. For the last few years, I have been urging them to prepare new Sime~Gen books for publication, and the latest result will be Volume 13 in the series—Fear and Courage—an collection of stories by 14 writers who participate in the online Sime~Gen fan community.

                                  As a taste of what's coming in Fear and Courage, here are 4 short stories set in the Sime~Gen universe to whet your appetite!

                                  Don’t worry if you haven’t encountered the Sime~Gen series before. The world has a vast storyline, with many individual works that stand on their own. It can be sprawling and immersive, if that’s the experience you want. (If you are interested in finding out more, check out the Sime~Gen web site at simegen.com.) But if you’re more of a casual reader than a joiner, you can still enjoy the works on their own merits. Great world, great series, great writers.

                                  Sime~Gen MINIPACK™

                                  • 314. Re: The Official OT Free NOOKbook summary thread
                                    Froide

                                    Today's Audiobook Month freebie from Audiobooks.com is:

                                    Great American Stories, Various Authors

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