The Entire Works of David Gemmell are Coming to Audio for the First Time!

Orion Audio and Hachette Audio have jointly acquired world audio rights from Anna Carmichael and Ben Fowler at Abner Stein (on behalf of the Howard Morhaim Literary Agency) for the full works of fantasy legend, David Gemmell. A perennial Sunday Times bestseller, Gemmell was a staple of the UK fantasy scene until his untimely death in 2006. Between Orion Audio and Hachette 33 titles, not previously available in audio, will now be moving into production including; LEGEND and the DRENAI series, the RIGANTE series; and the TROY series – completed posthumously by Stella Gemmell. This will mean the entire, unabridged…

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Nalini Singh’s Amazing Audio

Orion’s incredible Audio Manager Paul Stark has joined us on the blog to talk about Nalini Singh’s audio books and how you can get your hands (ears?) on them. A fair few months ago I was setting up the microphone so that Jen, our Marketing Manager, and Rachel, Nalini’s UK editor, could record an interview with New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh (the interview is available here), and I was lucky to have a chance to listen to Nalini talk about the creation of her Psy-Changeling and Guild Hunter series and her route to publication. Nalini was a fantastic speaker…

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Happy Publication Day 16th February 2017

This week we have two magnificent space operas for you. This is some of the best science fiction you could hope to read. The sequel to what was called ‘among the most significant works of science fiction released in recent years’ from Tom Toner comes out today alongside the new story from Alastair Reynolds, which is always a hugely exciting event! And for all you audiophiles out there, we have three Nalini Singh audiobooks coming out today.   The Weight of the World by Tom Toner  Return to the Amaranthine Spectrum – the most dazzling and ambitious space opera of…

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The Sound of Whispers Under Ground

You’ve been treated to extracts and articles in the build up to the release of Ben Aaronovitch’s third Peter Grant novel, Whispers Under Ground, and it wouldn’t be a new Gollancz release without a plug for the audio edition! In April this year I was lucky enough to head over to iD studios to meet Ben and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, reader for the series. Kobna’s a TV pro – he starred in Sirens on Channel 4, and has recently been on stage at the National alongside Christopher Ecclestone. I arrived to find him guiding Peter Grant through a sewer, with Ben…

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Patrick Rothfuss, or how I learned to love audio and stopped dislocating my shoulder by carrying really really heavy hardbacks in my satchel on my way to work…

Hi, my name is Paul… Hi Paul! Hi, my name is Paul and I’m a Rothfuss-aholic… Well, I thought I ought to get that out of the way early. I started working for Orion in 2007 about 7 months before first publication of THE NAME OF THE WIND and first encountered it at the London Book Fair that year. I was intrigued and asked the editor for more details and she told me that, having taken 100 pages of the first draft home to read before acquisition she had come back to the office on a Saturday morning to print off…

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