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Black Ships Audiobook

A reader asks, "Are there audio versions of any of your books? I'm getting so I have more time to listen than to read."

Yes! There is an audiobook version of Black Ships! Orbit UK did it, and it's wonderful.

There will also be an audiobook version of The Ravens of Falkenau soon -- it's in production and I expect it will be available early in the new year.

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lesleysmith
Dec. 15th, 2011 11:10 am (UTC)
That's awesome news! I still hope for one for Hand of Isis and Stealing Fire though.

Are you doing another e-book set in the Numinous World, Jo? I've got withdrawal!
jo_graham
Dec. 15th, 2011 11:54 am (UTC)
The problem with audiobooks for Hand of Isis and Stealing Fire is that Orbit owns the rights but has no plans to record the books. I'm trying to get rights reverted so that someone else can do them. If I can, then there will be an audiobook for Hand of Isis.

I'm planning to do another short story collection, yes! I've written a couple of stories, but it's not anywhere close to ready yet. I'm not 100% certain which the title story will be yet. It may be a Lydias story called Sword of Pharaoh about the siege of Rhodes, one of Lydias' later adventures for Ptolemy which is told in Diodorus. Or it may be set in Hawai'i in the early eighteenth century with pirates. There are several stories finished that I know will go in, but I'm not yet sure what the main novella will be.

Unfortunately, I have limited time to work on it right now, as I have final revisions coming for The General's Mistress. I just turned in revisions on Secrets. I've also just made the last run through of the manuscript for the second Age of Revolution book, The Emperor's Companion, before we try to sell it, hopefully as the sequel to The General's Mistress. But soon! :)
lesleysmith
Dec. 15th, 2011 11:59 am (UTC)
Oh I wish they would ... Orbit are normally awesome about doing audiobooks. I hope you can at some point!

Huzzah!

I'm so looking forward to your next book :D
jo_graham
Dec. 15th, 2011 12:12 pm (UTC)
I think you'll like The General's Mistress. Elza is very much a cross between Charmian and Lydias, and I think she's my favorite version of the main character!
lesleysmith
Dec. 15th, 2011 12:15 pm (UTC)
I think I'm gonna love it too :D I'm especially curious about the cover :D
jo_graham
Dec. 15th, 2011 12:38 pm (UTC)
I'm curious too! It's not done yet, though my editor has talked to me about it. I think it's going to be a woman in Directory dress in an appropriate drawing room, though we also talked about the background being Hohenlinden, though that would require different clothes. Oddly enough, I can imagine much more clearly the cover of the second book, with a woman in white dress and bonnet standing on the sea cliffs with her back to the viewer, one hand holding her bonnet in the wind, watching a frigate with the yellow gunport stripe passing offshore.
lesleysmith
Dec. 15th, 2011 12:39 pm (UTC)
Ooooh :D
jo_graham
Dec. 15th, 2011 12:47 pm (UTC)
The Emperor's Companion takes place principally in 1805, on the Channel Coast of France as the Grand Army prepares for the invasion of Britain. It's a game of spy and counterspy, but stranger things are moving beneath the surface, especially as the School of War restages battles of the ancient world.
chiliarch
Dec. 16th, 2011 09:42 am (UTC)
Black Ships audiobook added to wish list.

Why only an audiobook version of Hand of Isis? Is it because the narrators are women and you need a male voice for Stealing Fire?

Hawaii and pirates are very nice, I'm sure, but Lydias is even better, so please make his the main novella(s) in the new e-book.

As for the cover for The General's Mistress - it simply has to be Hohenlinden. So appropriate! The trees especially would make a nice contrast to the sea on the cover of book two.

No lack of decisiveness here *LOL*

jo_graham
Dec. 16th, 2011 05:03 pm (UTC)
Actually, because Hand of Isis sold better, and therefore it's a better candidate to be an audiobook first!

I'd like Hohenlinden, but if it's not that will mean that the snowy battle can be saved for Eylau in book three!
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