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Posted on Tuesday 21 January 2014 at 9:26 pm

Humble Audiobook Bundle

If you like audiobooks, Humble Bundle has a fantastic deal right now! You get 5 audiobooks for any amount you want to pay (minimum of one penny) or you can pay more than the then average to get 8 books. The deal runs for the next 2 weeks, but many people go higher than the average, which constantly increases the amount you have to pay to get all 8.

Humble Bundle does these deals all the time, but usually for video games. They've done ebooks before, but I think this is the first audiobook bundle. I love the setup there as everything is DRM free and you can not only name your price but also decide how to distribute the money among Humble Bundle as the store, the game/book creators, and selected charities.

The audiobooks in the current bundle are:
Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses
Lucy Christopher, Stolen
Meg Cabot, Abandon
William S. Burroughs, Junky
Margaret Peterson Haddix, Found

If you pay more than the average, you also get:
Dave Eggers, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian
Piers Anthony, On a Pale Horse


failte_aoife at 9:15 am on 22 January 2014 (UTC) (Link)
The Humble Bundle is really great. I got one with ebooks a while back. I am sort of tempted but I haven't heard of most of the books and I'm not terribly interrested in those I have heard of. The Satanic Verses is tempting but it feels so weird getting all if I am just interested in one...even though it would probably still be cheaper than buying just the Verses somewhere else XD
bratty_jedi at 1:05 pm on 22 January 2014 (UTC) (Link)
I've heard of several of the authors / books but never read any of them. I was most interested in the Rushdie and have read other of his works. You are right that even for just that one, you can get it much cheaper. Everywhere I checked seems to be $20 to $25 for that one or your book for the month if you have one of the subscriptions.

On the others from the first 5: Burroughs was a writer of the 1950s Beat counterculture that preceded the more famous Hippies of the 60s. Junky is his first novel and is about drug use and is highly autobiographical. Meg Cabot and M. P. Haddix I both know primarily as writers for middle grade kids (c. 8 to 12 years old maybe) and I know nothing about the specific books here. I've no idea about Lucy Christopher.

From the extra three: Dave Eggers is the editor of McSweeney's, if you're familiar with that. The book here is his memoir about raising his younger brother after their parents died and it is generally exceedingly well reviewed. Cormac McCarthy does things in a Southern dark or Western vein most of the time and many of his books have been made into movies (No Country for Old Men, All the Pretty Horses, and his post-apocalyptic one The Road spring to mind). Blood Meridian is a dark, historical Western and has generally been critically well received. Piers Anthony does Science Fiction and Fantasy series writing and the book here is the first from one of his many series.
failte_aoife at 10:47 am on 23 January 2014 (UTC) (Link)
Ah good to know. I know of McCarthy but never watched any movie(read a book and also heard of Meg Cabott as author without associating anything with her.
Well...I'll see. As I'm only really interested in Rushdie and he's in the basic bundle I don't need to worry about the prize getting to high.
It is really tempting but I have so many audiobooks I haven't listened to, yet...some I already bought ages ago.

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