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Dec 07, 2014 03:25AM

4170 Allison wrote, "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."

It is funny that you mention this one. I can't, stand the way commas are used, in this book. :)
Feb 26, 2014 08:11AM

4170 Thanks, everybody! It did just come up for me at the sale price and I bought it. I had never heard of the series or author until earlier in this thread (re: the novella that takes place in the same universe), so I was very happy to see it come up as the deal. The reviews are overwhelmingly positive for this one.
Feb 26, 2014 04:58AM

4170 I would love to buy this one, but it is showing full price for me. Strange. Can anybody verify what price you are seeing? Thanks!
Feb 22, 2014 01:25AM

4170 Just got word that Ringworld by Larry Niven is Audible's Deal of the Day for $4.95. For the same price, Downpour has Philip K. Dick's The Man In The High Castle. Downpour also has a $5.95 deal on for a handful of Stephen King audiobooks. I'm very tempted, but my audiobook backlog is starting to become quite impressive.
Feb 17, 2014 01:13PM

4170 Franz Kafka's The Castle is this week's Downpour deal. $3.95, unabridged.
Jan 22, 2014 09:23PM

4170 Ok, just in case there is somebody here who hasn't yet heard about it, Humble Bundle ( is offering the following bundle of audiobooks for whatever price you want to pay:

- The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
- Stolen by Lucy Christopher
- Abandon by Meg Cabot
- Junky by William S. Burroughs
- Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix

and if you pay more than the average, which is $5.90 as I type this, you also get:

- A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
- Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
- On a Pale Horse by Piers Anthony

Not exactly a Daily Deal since there is still about a week and a half left, but it would be a shame for audiobook lovers to miss out on this one! I really, really hope that this isn't the last audiobook bundle we see from them. I have only read one of the books and was not familiar with most of the others, but it seems like there are more hits than misses in the bundle.
Jan 22, 2014 04:26AM

4170 This thread is so useful!! I've now got a pretty decent library of audiobooks. But there seem to be a growing number of spots that offer audiobook deals:
- Audible deal of the day
- Downpour deal of the week
- Downpour free book of the week (just got unabridged version of Crime and Punishment with the code "FREECRIME")
- Humble Bundle ( - hopefully they start doing audiobooks regularly)

Does anybody know of a thread or site that informs readers of deals from all of these spots? I've seen some "audiobook promotion" threads at Goodreads, but they're filled with (often pretty terrible) self-published, indie audiobooks. This thread specifically mentions Audible - would there be any objections to sharing deals from other sites, or does this call for a separate audiobook deals thread?
Dec 02, 2013 06:03PM

4170 I had never heard of Downpour until today. I just signed up and got the free book. Thanks! Between this and Audible daily deals, it's pretty easy keeping a nice audio library going with a very small budget.
Nov 20, 2013 05:26AM

4170 A Scalzi audiobook for $3 is a no-brainer. Thanks for the heads-up!
Oct 14, 2013 04:53AM

4170 I'm *this close* to pulling the trigger on 1984 by George Orwell, as read by Simon Prebble, for $3.95. The online reviews for this particular version are fantastic.
Oct 02, 2013 07:45AM

4170 The Pathfinder Beginner Box costs around $30 and is meant for exactly this kind of thing. It includes everything you need. If you and the kids like it, it is quite easy to make the jump up to full Pathfinder (which is pretty much the same Dungeons and Dragons that most people remember, just with a different name). The initial map and adventure teach all of the basics.
Sep 29, 2013 06:59PM

4170 I can't believe I just found this thread. I have missed out on some incredible stuff! Today's daily deal is The Wizard of Oz, read by Anne Hathaway. It can be all yours for a cool buck ninety-five.
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Jul 24, 2013 09:27AM

4170 "The Gibbelins eat, as is well known, nothing less good than man."

The Hoard of the Gibbelins by Lord Dunsany
Edit: I had to look up his full name... It's worth it! Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany
Oct 25, 2012 06:51PM

4170 Cool, I hadn't heard of either of these. I will definitely check them out. Thanks!
Oct 24, 2012 07:57PM

4170 I am currently reading Sherlock Holmes and the Army of Doctor Moreau. I know, it's neither a sword nor a laser, but I figure enough of you are League of Extraordinary Gentlemen fans and this new book is very similar. My favorite part of this book, and the League, are cameos made by classic characters from other books in that classic era. I won't spoil any of them, but they are pretty awesome. :)

Could anybody suggest any other books with cool cameos? If the cameo is a surprise, you don't even need to mention who it is. Thanks!
Oct 15, 2012 03:55AM

4170 Keidy wrote: "...the film has earned so far over $30 million.
That's not bad at all. ^_^v"

I don't know if your emoticon denotes sarcasm, but a worldwide take of $30 million is pretty horrible. It will needs another 50% of that to just match the cost to film it. John Carter was considered a massive flop after getting 30 million in its opening weekend, although it had a budget that was 10 times that. :)
Sep 03, 2012 06:15AM

4170 Typo in last post... Should be Lords of Scotland, not Kings.
Sep 03, 2012 06:13AM

4170 My favorite games, depending on my mood, are Pandemic, Last Night on Earth (very thematic zombie game), Heroscape (fantasy/sci-fi miniatures), Pathfinder RPG (pen and paper, think Dungeons and Dragons), and card games Wizard (favorite trick taking game) and Kings of Scotland. I just bought Airlines: Europe and my gaming group has been enjoying it, too. It is like a more complex Ticket to Ride, sort of.
Sep 03, 2012 05:53AM

4170 According to the FAQ, is US only.
Jul 29, 2012 10:50AM

4170 I will only read ebooks. The people who lick their finger to turn pages (you know who you are!) turned me off of paper books.
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