And Now, a Sample of the Fuzzy Nation Audiobook

I hear that many of you like them there audiobook thingies, which you listen to while you travel in your cars or whatnot. I fully support this — listening to an audiobook is much safer for you and others than trying to read and drive at the same time. That’s bad. Don’t do that. Listening to an audiobook? Perfectly fine.

So I’m happy to say that there will be an audiobook version of Fuzzy Nation, available from Audible on the same day as the book release (which is May 10 — ZOMG NEXT TUESDAY). The audiobook is read by none other than Wil Wheaton, who fans of my previous audiobooks may remember did such a fantastic job with The Android’s Dream and Agent to the Stars. He continues his streak here, in my opinion. But you don’t have to take my word for it: Here’s the first chapter of the audiobook for your ears to delight in. Delight, I say!

The folks at Audible wish for me to inform you that as an extra added bonus, those of you who buy the audiobook of Fuzzy Nation will get a special added bonus: Audible’s version of Little Fuzzy, the H. Beam Piper novel mine is a reboot of, for no extra cost. That’s pretty sweet.

The Audible page for Fuzzy Nation will go live on Tuesday, so be looking for it then. Until Tuesday, enjoy the sample.

12 thoughts on “And Now, a Sample of the Fuzzy Nation Audiobook

  1. YES!!! You got Blaine with the two chapter teaser, now I have ammo for getting both versions. Sweet!

  2. Very nice. I’m still waiting for the Audiobook version of TSWOTNDBOTDC (m.o.u.s.eeee).

  3. I love it, but the phrase “data feeds were spiking through their bandwidth” sounds utterly ridiculous when read out loud.

  4. #4: Is it wrong that, given the audiobook is read by Wil Wheaton, when I read the phrase “data feeds…” in your post, I immediately had a picture of Brent Spiner in TNG costume?

  5. “So I’m happy to say that there will be an audiobook version of Fuzzy Nation”

    Alright, sold.

    “available from Audible on the same day as the book release ”

    …I said sold…

    “The audiobook is read by none other than Wil Wheaton,”

    …Stop it…

    “Here’s the first chapter of the audiobook for your ears to delight in. Delight, I say!”

    You already have my money, what else do you want?!?

    “those of you who buy the audiobook of Fuzzy Nation will get a special added bonus: Audible’s version of Little Fuzzy, the H. Beam Piper novel mine is a reboot of, for no extra cost. ”

    *breaks down crying*

  6. Heh, I had much the same reaction as Aet @6. I was sold when you said “Wil Wheaton”. Sounds like an excellent diversion for the three hours I spend in the car every morning delivering newspapers!

  7. I have a nerd boner so hard I could split wood right now. I dislike Audible, but you and The Wheaton are enough to get me to keep invested.

  8. Thank you, John. I have purchased/listened to all of your books on audio. I’m fortunate enough to have a job which affords me the luxury to listen to my mp3 player all day, every day. WW has done a great job before and I have no doubt that he’ll rock this one as well. Not only am I going to buy Fuzzy Nation, but I’m going to get at least one of Wil’s books in audio at the same time. Keep up the great promotion – it works.

  9. Damn it, Scalzi, now I have to buy two versions of the same damn book!

    (This is also my favorite thing Mr. Wheaton has done since playing the UNSUB on “Criminal Minds”.)

  10. The audio book sounds great. Is the narrator Wil Wheaton, the same wil wheaton that was in star trek. This novel outta be good.

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