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This month we have a special focus on the narrators of audiobooks. In particular, we pick off with Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day as narator of R.A. Salvatore’s The Education of Brother Thaddius and Other Tales of Demon Wars. That’s level ten wow. Right? All those geeky superstars!
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The Education of Brother Thaddius and Other Tales of DemonWars
A fantasy by R.A. Salvatore and narrated by Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day
Tales that surround the DemonWars. Find out what happens to Corono and the Abellican Church. R.A. Salvatore fans are legion for a reason. This collection and expansion of the world will no doubt appeal to us all.
Tales from the Nightside
A paranormal fantasy by Simon R. Green narrated by Marc Vietor.
The secret heart of London where creatures of the night lurk. If you are looking to flirt with the darker side of your nature, and if you don’t mind the consequences, welcome to the Nighside.
Half-Resurrection Blues: Bone Street Rumba
An urban fantasy by Daniel Jose Older narrated by Daniel Jose Older.
Partially resurrected from a death that he barely recalls, Carlo Delacruz is one of the New York Council of the Dead’s strangest agents. Is Carolos one of a kind or is there something else out there that walks the fine line between life and death?
Iron Axe: The Books of Blood and Iron
An epic fantasy by Steven Harper narrated by P.J. Ochlan.
Danr’s mother was human but his father was Stane, a hated troll from the mountains. Dnar faces a life of mistrust, disapproval and people calling him “Trollboy”. Everything changes with strange creatures come down from the mountain to attack the village and Death herself sets Danr on a quest.
RPG Soundtrack: Age of Adventure
This single track is 2.35m long, an MP3 and $1.00.
I wasn’t really sure what I was expecting from Age of Adventure. Drama? Action? Adventure? I’m not entirely sure.
I didn’t get any of that. My other half popped into the room while I was first listening the track and thought it was elevator music. I suppose you could use this for character generation, it sort of fades into the background and is quite merry. Elevator music is a bit harsh, hold music for the phone might be better… yeah; imagine ringing up an adventurer supply centre, explaining that you’re about to set off on dungeon crawling mission and then being put on hold.
The track is %100 instrumental and I think it loops fairly well. It’s longer than the other Megaton Games’ track I’ve listened too, Dance of the Mystic Mountain, and it may even have looped on me once before I caught it.
Download from DriveThruRPG.