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Anonymous December 17, 2014 at 10:33 pm
Scott’s done this himself with a couple of his titles; most go back up, but a couple haven’t.
A little bird told me that The Rookie would be available again via Podiobooks.com on January 1st.
Some of the other authors I have listened to are:
Does anyone have any suggestions of other good audio books on podiobooks website?
Well, I can give you loads of recommendations, but I’ve been getting audiobooks off PB.com for years, so I’m not sure how many of these are still up over there. Many authors choose to take their work down for a variety of reasons. Scott’s done this himself with a couple of his titles; most go back up, but a couple haven’t. Limiting it only to Horror/Sci-Fi/Thriller type writing similar (but not equal to our beloved FDØ, of course!) to Scott’s, I’d recommend:
Beneath by Jeremy Robinson
Come, Let Me Whisper by Russell Burt
Dead Mech by Jake Bible
The Failed Cities Monologues by Matt Wallace (co-wrote the GFL novellas Title Fight & The Detective with @ScottSigler)
Tattoo by Paul Elard Cooley
Let me know if you want a broader range of genre recommendations. I agree with you that Mur Lafferty, Nathan Lowell, & JC Hutchins are three of the best authors on PB.com.
I think you would enjoy Paul Cooley, Eric Luke, Mike Bennett and Patrick Mclean.
I also particularly enjoyed Mike Coggins’ thrillers and Tracy Hickman’s The Immortals
Tracy Hickman’s The Immortals is one of my all time favorites off PB.com. Its theme (and ending) disturbs many people, so if controversial writing bothers you, be careful of that. I loved it. It is not light hearted escapist entertainment, but it is an excellent book.
Mike Bennett was not really my cup of tea, but if you enjoy dry British humour, his books are well done. Patrick McLean’s novels are excellent sardonic comedy. My only problem with How to Succeed in Evil was that Patrick seemed to be constantly revising it. This was kind of frustrating as a listener who absolutely loved the book.
NOCTURNAL will be on it’s way to Podiobooks next (after THE ROOKIE is sorted and up) but PANDEMIC won’t get to Podiobooks until after it’s podcast.
THE ROOKIE is on it’s way back up to Podiobooks, not to worry. We’re almost through the production process. I expect it’ll be up there by end of January-ish.
Finished the book a few days ago. Kept re-reading bits and pieces, trying to stretch it out a bit (make the goodness last as long as possible but sadly it had to come to an end) and now all I can do is wish the next book was just around the corner. Sigh. Whats the next one called? Anyone know? I’ve enjoyed this one most of all.
I don’t recall the roctopi being able to change colors (am I wrong?) -but they DID use the same kind of blade, so that lends a bit of credence to the idea.
True, a fullback wouldn’t ever win the MVP, but Barnes was more than that. He started as QB, and played (essentially) multiple positions and caused the win -he was the decisive player. Even Don Pine admitted (to Quentin, while they were getting worked on in the stadium hospital) that it was Barnes’ appearance on defense that threw him off his stride. All things being equal, no other player deserves it more.
IT’S A GIRL!!
Yay! I hope everyone is happy and healthy.
I’m finally going to start work on my shoulder/quarter sleeve piece! It’s going to be an add-on to some work I had done many, many years ago. I’m very excited and can’t wait to show it off when it’s complete!
It’s snowing in Chicago. I need a vacation!
Where are the alcoholic beverages and scantily clad men serving them?!
I ask that you please send some good, strong Junkie vibes their way, so that my sister-in-law has a safe & healthy pregnancy and that my future niece/nephew is born strong & healthy.
IT’S A GIRL!!
I was supposing based on the number of junkies and the number of FB SiglerGroup members. It is an invite-only group, so it’s basically word-of-mouth for Junkies to promote membership. It ballooned quickly when it first started, but new membership requests have tapered off. We posted about it here on ss.com, but just based on the sheer numbers, I am saying there must be many who don’t FB, or those – like you – who don’t really want to do their Sigler-ing over there.
Did Scott (or anyone else) ever make a broad, cross platform [ie over all the various social media outlets and the podcast & blog, if possible] announcement about the shift? From what I hear you saying, it’s likely many Junkies may not even know the Facebook Sigler Junkies even exist, whether they use Facebook or not. Now, prior to doing anything like that, we should decide whether we want to try and rehabilitate the SS.com forums or abandon them forever and make a permanent move over to the Facebook group. My preference is to try and rehab the SS.com forums first. What do you think?
The Rookie was pulled from podiobooks and most other sources because it was re-recorded according to the YA hardcover. It, and all the other GFL books are now available on Audible, and I don’t recall what the plan is (or if there is one) for Podiobooks.
Right. That was kind of what I had surmised, but it seemed *really* odd to have GFL Volumes 1-5 on Audible but only have GFL Volumes 2-4 on PB.com. I understand why The Champion would not be on PB.com yet; @ScottSigler likes to delay posting the latest novel to PB.com for a few months beyond when it is podcast in the primary feed. This makes good business sense and encourages folks to purchase the audiobook.
It’s The Rookie‘s absence that baffles me. I’d think that would actually prevent people from listening to the GFL series if they are finding Scott’s working via PB.com or iTunes. Who is going to want to begin a new series with Volume #2?!? I know I wouldn’t. Cest la vie. It just struck me as really odd.
B) Select discussions can be pinned (permanently?) to the top of the discussion board, which gets *really* annoying if you are a frequent visitor.
Yes, but so far there have been very few pinned conversations, and they have not lasted long before they were un-pinned.
I have no idea why Drupal was so vulnerable to spam and WordPress is not.
I don’t know either – and I’m not 100% sure that the decision to move to BMB was spam-driven; there was also a partnership for using BMB for their eCommerce, and it was like a package deal they seemed to get. eCommerce + website construction/admin.
WordPress is a much more mature and wider-used platform, and I also recall at SF2K14 some discussion about exploring WP-compatible discussion threads. But the administration issue is still an issue. You’re right – @ARealGirl and @ScottSigler don’t need to spending a lot of their time doing that.
Do you have any idea of roughly what percentage of Junkies are unwilling (or unable) to use Facebook? You said “a not insignificant portion” in your comment, but I didn’t know if that meant like 10% or perhaps closer to 35%?
I don’t know. I was supposing based on the number of junkies and the number of FB SiglerGroup members. It is an invite-only group, so it’s basically word-of-mouth for Junkies to promote membership. It ballooned quickly when it first started, but new membership requests have tapered off. We posted about it here on ss.com, but just based on the sheer numbers, I am saying there must be many who don’t FB, or those – like you – who don’t really want to do their Sigler-ing over there.