Author: Peter Clemens

100 Sites for Free Audiobooks

Audiobooks don’t need to be expensive – there are, in fact, many places online where you can download audiobooks for free. This alphabetical list consists of 100 sites where you can legally download free audiobooks online. 19 Nocturne Boulevard has 3 ongoing audio dramas.  All are available for free download in MP3. A Daring Adventure has a free audiobook called Don’t Hesitate – Meditate! available for download in MP3 or MPEG4 (iTunes compatible). Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine Podcast has a collection of crime fiction for free download in MP3. Alvie, The Little Brown Burro has 7 stories designed for preschoolers available to download...

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Audible Author Services

Audible.com (which is owned by Amazon) has launched Audible Author Services, a program that establishes a $20 million fund from which audiobook authors will be paid $1 per sale through Audible.com, Audible.co.uk, and iTunes. Don Katz, Audible Founder and CEO, has posted the following letter on Audible.com: Significantly, audiobook publishers do not receive any of the funds. Katz told The Guardian: “The fact is people buy a Neil Gaiman, not a HarperCollins or a Simon & Schuster, so it is for us to connect with the writers and hopefully wake them up to what they can do. If it works it can become a...

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The Litigators by John Grisham

What’s it About? A steady pace and carefully constructed narrative characterize The Litigators, the latest offering from the king of the legal thriller, John Grisham. The story centers on the changing fortunes and legal education of attorney David Zinc who trades a high salary and the monotony of trust law for the turbulent adventures of the “boutique” law firm of Finley and Figg. Mere blips on the legal community’s radar, the small firm of Finley and Figg offer Zinc a new perspective on the practice of law and the definition of justice. Seasoned in the art of quickie divorces, will...

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Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

What’s it about? This timely release gives us a unique insight into the life and thinking of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, the man who gave us  the iPod, iPad, iPhone, and Pixar, and in doing so he revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing. Walter Isaacson conducted more than 40 interviews with Jobs over two years — as well as 100+ interviews with Jobs’ family members, key colleagues from Apple and its competitors — and the result is an extraordinary and definitive account of arguably the greatest innovator of his generation. Is the narrator any...

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Ghost in the Wires by Kevin Mitnick

What’s it about? During the 1990’s Kevin Mitnick was the world’s most notorious computer hacker. Driven by curiosity and compulsion, Mitnick  gained access to the computers and networks of the world’s biggest companies, including Motorola, Sun Microsystems, and Pacific Bell. As the authorities began to close in on him, he created several false identities, and went on the run until he was finally nailed in February 1995. While Mitnick has already been the subject of two books, a movie and countless articles, Ghost in the Wires gives him a chance to tell his side of the story and set the record straight...

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