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HPR AudioBook Club 11.5 - Interview with David Collins-Rivera - HPR_AudioBookClub | 2016-01-13

SUMMARY

In this episode, the HPR_AudioBookClub interviews David Collins-Rivera.

David's Writing

David's Voice work and Acting

(summary)

BEVERAGE REVIEWS

As usual, the HPR_AudioBookClub took some time to review the beverages that each of us were drinking during the episode

  • x1101: Green & Mint tea. Very mellow and refreshing
  • Thaj: Typical homemade lemonade. Teeth rotting good :)
  • pokey: I was drinking a can of Polar Lime Seltzer. I love seltzer, and lime is my favorite flavor. I think that seltzer feels (not tastes!) like cheap beer, and I once used it to help me quit drinking beer. I have since quit quitting beer, but I now I can't quit seltzer
  • lostinbronx:

Things We Talked About

OUR NEXT AUDIOBOOK

The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft
http://hppodcraft.com/podcasts/TheCallofCthulhu-hppodcraft.mp3

pegwole suggested this AudioBook, and we all thought that horror was a pretty good selection for our October episode.

NEXT RECORDING

Our next book club recording will be 2014/10/14T23:00:00+00:00. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601#Times If you'd like a Google calendar invite, or if you'd like to be on the HPR_AudioBookClub mailing list, please get in contact with us on the HPR mailing list 'hpr at hackerpublicradio dot org'

OUR AUDIO

This episode was processed using Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/. We've been making small adjustments to our audio mix each month in order to get the best possible sound. It's been especially challenging getting all of our voices relatively level, because everyone has their own unique setup. Mumble is great for bringing us all together, and for recording, but it's not good at making everyone's voice the same volume. We're pretty happy with the way this month's show turned out, so we'd like to share our editing process and settings with you and our future selves (who, of course, will have forgotten all this by then).

Mumble uses a sample rate of 48kHz, but HPR requires a sample rate of 44.1kHz so the first step in our audio process is to resample the file at 44.1kHz. Resampeling can take a long time if you don't have a powerful computer, and sometimes even if you do. If you record late at night, like we do, you may want to start the task before you go to bed, and save it first thing in the morning, so that the file is ready to go the next time you are.

Next we use the "Compressor" effect with the following settings:

  • Threshold: -30db
  • Noise Floor: -50db
  • Ratio: 3:1
  • Attack Time: 0.2sec
  • Decay Time: 1.0 sec
  • "Make-up Gain for 0db after compressing" and "compress based on peaks" were both left un-checked.

After compressing the audio we cut any pre-show and post-show chatter from the file and save them in a separate file for possible use as outtakes after the closing music.

At this point we listen back to the whole file and we work on the shownotes. This is when we can cut out anything that needs to be cut, and we can also make sure that we put any links in the shownotes that were talked about during the recording of the show. We finish the shownotes before exporting the .aup file to .FLAC so that we can paste a copy of the shownotes into the audio file's metadata. We use the "Truncate Silence" effect with it's default settings to minimize the silence between people speaking. When used with it's default (or at least reasonable) settings, Truncate Silence is extreemly effective and satisfying. It makes everyone sound smarter, it makes the file shorter without destroying actual content, and it makes a conversations sound as easy and fluid during playback as it was while it was recorded. It can be even more effective if you can train yourself to remain silent instead of saying "uuuuummmm." Just remember to ONLY pass the file through Truncate Silence ONCE. If you pass it through a second time, or if you set it too agressively your audio may sound sped up and choppy.

At this point we add new, empty audio tracks into which we paste the intro, outro and possibly outtakes, and we rename each track accordingly.

We adjust the Gain so that the VU meter in Audacity hovers around -12db while people are speaking, and we try to keep the peaks under -6db, and we adjust the Gain on each of the new tracks so that all volumes are similar, and more importantly comfortable. Once this is done we can "Mix and Render" all of our tracks into a single track for export to the .FLAC file which is uploaded to the HPR FTP server.

Remember to save often when using Audacity. We like to save after each of these steps. Audacity has a reputation for being "crashy" but if you remember save after every major transform, you will wonder how it ever got that reputation.

FURTHER RECOMMENDATIONS

FEEDBACK

Thank you very much for listening to this episode of the HPR_AudioBookClub. We had a great time recording this show, and we hope you enjoyed it as well. We also hope you'll consider joining us next time. Please leave a few words in the episode's comment section.
As always; remember to visit the HPR contribution page HPR could really use your help right now.

http://hackerpublicradio.org/contribute.php

Sincerely,
The HPR_AudioBookClub

P.S. Some people really like finding mistakes. For their enjoyment, we always include a few.


HPR AudioBookClub 11 Street Candles - HPR_AudioBookClub | 2015-12-30

SUMMARY

In this episode, the HPR_AudioBookClub reviews Street Candles by David Collins-Rivera. You can download this AudioBook for free from http://www.cavalcadeaudio.com/.

If you liked this book, or are a fan of David Collins-Rivera, you can purchase it from http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_27%3ADavid%20Collins-Rivera.

Pre-Spoilers

  • Thaj: Great book. Makes me want to go back and re-read the previous book. I wonder how well some of the commentary present in this book will resonate in the future. The story is good enough I have no doubt that it will still be a good read, but I'm not sure if it might loose a bit.
  • x1101: I Loved this book. So much so that I listened to it twice. Every chapter is a cliff hanger.
  • pokey: I LOVE this AudioBook! The author (Lostinbronx) really made me care about each of the characters. Every chapter is a cliff hanger, and that WORKS precisely because I do care about the characters.
  • pegwole: It was a fantastic post modern essay on life. Even though I listened to the wrong AudioBook.
  • CrispyoneFifty: Speaking for all of humanity, to all of humanity's future, I say "you should go download and listen to this AudioBook!"

(summary)

BEVERAGE REVIEWS

As usual, the HPR_AudioBookClub took some time to review the beverages that each of us were drinking during the episode

  • Thaj: Running late, just drinking water. I know LAME!
  • x1101: Black Isle Organic Oatmeal Stout. Very little head, a cholate/coffee nose, as well as chocolate/coffee malt notes. Not overly fizzy, but not sudsy at all. Excellent. http://www.blackislebrewery.com/beer/Hibernator-Oatmeal-Stout.html
  • pokey: I drank a Six Star Creatine fruit punch because I'm tired of looking like Ejoq. I have to go to the gym after the show, and this stuff seems to help with muscle recovery. It tastes pretty good. There's no funny artificial sweetener after taste, for which I'm very grateful. http://www.sixstarpro.com/products/creatinex3/
  • pegwole: It's coffee. Its not a special one either, now shut up.
  • CrispyoneFifty: Newcastle Werewolf Blood-Red Ale It's sweet up front, and leaves a sweet after taste, with a punch of bitter in between. You can definitely taste the rye in there too. http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/342/71106/

Spoilers Notes

x1101's mental image of Bin Ragensten http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tBCFYZpXFTE/ULLWzqZ0X9I/AAAAAAAAAQ4/-w4FEX8atL8/s1600/Santa-Claus-Rise-Of-The-Guardians-600x375.jpg

OUR NEXT AUDIOBOOK

The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft
http://hppodcraft.com/podcasts/TheCallofCthulhu-hppodcraft.mp3

pegwole suggested this AudioBook, and we all thought that horror was a pretty good selection for our October recording.

NEXT RECORDING

We record the second Tuesday of every month at 20:00 Eastern US time Which = the second Wednesday of each month at 01:00z (unless its daylight saving time, then its the second Tuesday 24:00zhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601#Times If you'd like a Google calendar invite, or if you'd like to be on the HPR_AudioBookClub mailing list, please get in contact with us on the HPR mailing list 'hpr at hackerpublicradio dot org.' We're way behind on publishing, so if you want to join us, get in contact one of these ways and we'll let you know what the current book is.

FEEDBACK

Thank you very much for listening to this episode of the HPR_AudioBookClub. We had a great time recording this show, and we hope you enjoyed it as well. We also hope you'll consider joining us next time. Please leave a few words in the episode's comment section.
As always; remember to visit the HPR contribution page HPR could really use your help right now.

http://hackerpublicradio.org/contribute.php

Sincerely,
The HPR_AudioBookClub

P.S. Some people really like finding mistakes. For their enjoyment, we always include a few.


HPR Audio Book Club 10 - HPR_AudioBookClub | 2015-05-05

SUMMARY

In this episode, the HPR_AudioBookClub reviews Revolution Radio by Seth Kenlon. You can download this AudioBook for free from http://aesdiopod.com/books/.

Pre-Spoilers

  • Thaj: I really loved this book. It hits me in a lot of the right spots as a person. I thought it had a very cinematic feel about it. I enjoyed the story, but in many ways I enjoyed the world it was set in even more.
  • x1101: Slow start, but finally builds to a very engaging story exploring many interesting social and political issues
  • Pokey: Slow start, really liked the story right from the start, but found the setting a little far fetched.

We all liked the pace of the story, as well as the reading and the audio quality. Overall this is a very polished work, even though there is some noise intentionally added at times.

BEVERAGE REVIEWS

As usual, the HPR_AudioBookClub took some time to review the beverages that each of us were drinking during the episode

  • Thaj: I am a sad panda because they grocery store had no lemons to make my AWESOME homemade lemonade. Unfortunately, I had to resort to pre-made lemonade that tastes like sugar water. Check this nutritional information
  • x1101 Dogfish head 120 minute IPAThis beer has a nice hoppy and citrus nose to it with a smooth, silky mouth feel. This beverage features subtle hoppy notes and a slightly smoky finish. Also, ~15% ABV, so I might have been a touch loopy the rest of the show
  • Pokey had a Sam Adams Summer Ale. Nice flavor, but not a lot of it. Refreshing with a hint of citrus. Very drinkable, but not mind blowing. I suspect this beer appeals to a wide audience. I've been on more of a "specialty" beer kick for a while, so this was almost disapointing.http://www.samueladams.com/craft-beers/summer-ale/

Other Links

OUR NEXT AUDIOBOOK

Street Candles by David Collins-Rivera
http://www.cavalcadeaudio.com/stardrifter.html

We're still really excited about this AudioBook not only because the author is an HPR community member (lostinbronx), but also because the book is really good!

David Collins-Rivera's personal blog: http://www.cavalcadeaudio.com/index.html
David Collins-Rivera's HPR correspondent page: http://hackerpublicradio.org/correspondents.php?hostid=107

NEXT RECORDING

Our next book club recording will be 2014/09/09T23:00:00+00:00. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601#Times If you'd like a Google calendar invite, or if you'd like to be on the HPR_AudioBookClub mailing list, please get in contact with us on the HPR mailing list 'hpr at hackerpublicradio dot org'

OUR AUDIO

This episode was processed using Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/. We've been making small adjustments to our audio mix each month in order to get the best possible sound. It's been especially challenging getting all of our voices relatively level, because everyone has their own unique setup. Mumble is great for bringing us all together, and for recording, but it's not good at making everyone's voice the same volume. We're pretty happy with the way this month's show turned out, so we'd like to share our editing process and settings with you and our future selves (who, of course, will have forgotten all this by then).

Mumble uses a sample rate of 48kHz, but HPR requires a sample rate of 44.1kHz so the first step in our audio process is to resample the file at 44.1kHz. Resampling can take a long time if you don't have a powerful computer, and sometimes even if you do. If you record late at night, like we do, you may want to start the task before you go to bed, and save it first thing in the morning, so that the file is ready to go the next time you are.

Next we use the "Compressor" effect with the following settings:

  • Threshold: -30db
  • Noise Floor: -50db
  • Ratio: 3:1
  • Attack Time: 0.2sec
  • Decay Time: 1.0 sec
  • "Make-up Gain for 0db after compressing" and "compress based on peaks" were both left un-checked.

After compressing the audio we cut any pre-show and post-show chatter from the file and save them in a separate file for possible use as outtakes after the closing music.

At this point we listen back to the whole file and we work on the shownotes. This is when we can cut out anything that needs to be cut, and we can also make sure that we put any links in the shownotes that were talked about during the recording of the show. We finish the shownotes before exporting the .aup file to .FLAC so that we can paste a copy of the shownotes into the audio file's metadata. We use the "Truncate Silence" effect with its default settings to minimize the silence between people speaking. When used with its default (or at least reasonable) settings, Truncate Silence is extremely effective and satisfying. It makes everyone sound smarter, it makes the file shorter without destroying actual content, and it makes a conversations sound as easy and fluid during playback as it was while it was recorded. It can be even more effective if you can train yourself to remain silent instead of saying "uuuuummmm." Just remember to ONLY pass the file through Truncate Silence ONCE. If you pass it through a second time, or if you set it too aggressively your audio may sound sped up and choppy.

At this point we add new, empty audio tracks into which we paste the intro, outro and possibly outtakes, and we rename each track accordingly.

We adjust the Gain so that the VU meter in Audacity hovers around -12db while people are speaking, and we try to keep the peaks under -6db, and we adjust the Gain on each of the new tracks so that all volumes are similar, and more importantly comfortable. Once this is done we can "Mix and Render" all of our tracks into a single track for export to the .FLAC file which is uploaded to the HPR FTP server.

Remember to save often when using Audacity. We like to save after each of these steps. Audacity has a reputation for being "crashy" but if you remember to save after every major transform, you will wonder how it ever got that reputation.

FURTHER RECOMMENDATIONS

If you liked Pirate Radio, you may also like The movies THX-1137, Logan's Run or The Illustrated Man.

FEEDBACK

Thank you very much for listening to this episode of the HPR_AudioBookClub. We had a great time recording this show, and we hope you enjoyed it as well. We also hope you'll consider joining us next time. Please leave a few words in the episode's comment section.
As always; remember to visit the HPR contribution page HPR could really use your help right now.

http://hackerpublicradio.org/contribute.php

Sincerely,
The HPR_AudioBookClub

P.S. Some people really like finding mistakes. For their enjoyment, we always include a few.

1: The HPR_AudioBookClub doesn't laugh at anyone for reviewing tea, nor any other drink. We intentionally call the segment a "beverage review," not a "beer review" so that no one should feel alienated. Also because some of us drink wine.

2: The HPR_AudioBookClub does laugh when people try to spell flavor with a "u"


HPR AudioBookClub-09-Down And Out In The Magic Kingdom - HPR_AudioBookClub | 2014-09-03

SUMMARY

In this episode, the HPR_AudioBookClub reviews Down And Out In The Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow. You can download this AudioBook for free (or voluntary donation) from podiobooks.com. http://podiobooks.com/title/down-and-out-in-the-magic-kingdom/ and it's also available in just about every ebook format you can imagine on Cory's website craphound.com. http://craphound.com/down/?page_id=1625 and as a paperback through various booksellers. We found this AudioBook enjoyable and thought provoking. The general consensus that we seem to have reached is that while the book left the reader with many unanswered questions about the world in which the book was set, they are welcome questions. It's brain bending fun.

FiftyOneFifty (the link-king) found some cool links relating to the Haunted House and how it works. Check these out!

gigasphere wrote in to say,

I listened to this book in the space of a couple of days mostly. At first it took some time to get into but then was quite enjoyable, however in the second half I started to find it a bit hard going. The story is told exclusively in the first person (I think that's right) and as the story went on I found it quite difficult not having external points of view or reference. This is probably also due to good story telling as the main Character Jules is also getting frustrated and is increasingly isolated. The book was interesting and unique even before you got to the plot line and aspects of the world the characters were living in. I would recommend the book as an example of an interesting method of story telling and I'm keen to pick up the other big Cory Doctorow book, "Little Brother".

gigasphere's spoilers (Highlight to read)

From having read the wikipedia page on Cory I can see that Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, which is Cory's first novel, seems to have a trademark extrapolation with our own reality. The concept of backing up you mind and being brought back from the dead in a clone seems an excellent example of hyper-our-reality at the moment, but to then have everyone capable of being online using implants is also amazingly realistic when you consider the almost boom in wearables going on and the ubiquity of smartphones. I am reminded of the xkcd comic where the guy was having a USB port implanted.
http://xkcd.com/644/
The whuffie aspect of the book which replaces money, reminds me a lot of the social media thing of being rated by how many 'followers' or 'likes' or may be even 'hits' you get. This also oddly reminds me of the download stats discussion on the mailing list at the moment.
I'm not sure I'll add much to the overall discussion of the book from here as my no spoiler summary really rounds up the book for me. I would have liked to have a broader telling of the story, particularly from Lil's perspective, but the restrictions placed on the story also work to make it great, in that you are forced, as in real life, to view the world through only one person's eyes.

BEVERAGE REVIEWS

We think you'll agree that the HPR_AudioBookClub really showed up for this one and they brought some all-star beverages. Please enjoy this episode responsibly.

  • x1101 just wanted to make us all jealous. He brought a Lagunitas Imperial Stout to our little party and enjoyed it as much as any of us would have.
    http://lagunitas.com/beers/imperial-stout/
  • FiftyOneFifty was slightly disappointed by his German style Doublebock, FIREMAN'S BREW: Brunette. He says it's an unprepossessing brew, but perhaps worth it for fans of beer made with chocolate malts. Not very sweet for a dopplebock, and without much hops note except for a slight spicy kick, despite a general thinness in the flavor, it has enough cocoa flavor to satisfy fans of beers made with chocolate malt, at least until they find a better one.
    http://www.firemansbrew.com/offdutydrinks-brunette
  • The planets aligned and dictated that Semioticrobotic bring his favorite tea, Ginger Twist by Mighty Leaf, to our little show. It's a zippy but soothing herbal tea (technically, then, a tisane) that combines strong ginger flavors with lemon-grass and mint.
    http://www.mightyleaf.com/product/ginger-twist-herbal-tea-pouches/
  • pokey's limited run microbrew, Saison du Buff, is a collaboration between three breweries; Dogfish Head Ales, Stone Brewing Co., and Victory Brewing Company. It can be purchased from any of the three, and if you're lucky enough to find some you should do exactly that. pokey described it as a little spicy, very complex and really enjoyable. Big thumbs up.
    http://www.dogfish.com/brews-spirits/the-brews/collaborations/Saison-du-BUFF.htm
    http://www.stonebrewing.com/collab/saisondubuff/
    http://www.victorybeer.com/news/victorys-2012-saison-du-buff-available-mid-april/
  • pegwole was worshiping at the porcelain vessel. No, not THAT porcelain vessel... The good one. The one that's used to serve Coffee!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffee
  • This month gigasphere wrote in to say,
    "It's hot over here in the UK South East at the moment (25-30 degrees Celsius, yes that's hot for here!) and I'm swamped with work so I have a really boring Apple and Elderflower Juice for my drink this month. I have an Ale on the shelf that I haven't tried before but will save that for next time round when I should have a more manageable workload. On the plus side my juice is really cold and refreshing with a really strong and pleasant flavour (sic)2. It's a fresh juice and so has been kept refrigerated. Now everyone can stop laughing1 at me and get back to their proper drinks!"
    http://www.copellafruitjuices.co.uk/juices
  • Rather than simply reviewing a beverage like the rest of us, Thaj (attention seeker that he is) risked his life on the show by ingesting a potentially lethal amount of Dihydrogen Monoxide! The HPR_AudioBookClub does not condone this type of risky behavior, and if you are entertained by it, then you're probably a bad person.
    http://www.dhmo.org/facts.html

OUR NEXT TWO AUDIOBOOKS

Revolution Radio by Seth Kenlon
http://aesdiopod.com/books/

AND

Street Candles by David Collins-Rivera
http://www.cavalcadeaudio.com/stardrifter.html

We're really excited about these two AudioBooks because both of these authors are HPR community members! We're assigning both at once because one is pretty short, and one is pretty long. We were a little worried that people might not finish Street Candles in time to participate, and we think this scheme may buy participants the time they they/we need.

Seth Kenlon's personal profile page: http://seth.kenlon.usesthis.com/
Seth Kenlon's HPR correspondent page: http://hackerpublicradio.org/correspondents.php?hostid=78

David Collins-Rivera's personal blog: http://www.cavalcadeaudio.com/index.html
David Collins-Rivera's HPR correspondent page: http://hackerpublicradio.org/correspondents.php?hostid=107

NEXT RECORDING

Our next book club recording will be 2014/08/12T23:00:00+00:00. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601#Times If you'd like a Google calendar invite, or if you'd like to be on the HPR_AudioBookClub mailing list, please get in contact with us on the HPR mailing list 'hpr at hackerpublicradio dot org'

FEEDBACK

Thank you very much for listening to this episode of the HPR_AudioBookClub. We had a great time recording this show, and we hope you enjoyed it as well. We also hope you'll consider joining us next time. Please leave a few words in the episode's comment section.
As always; remember to visit the HPR contribution page HPR could really use your help right now.

http://hackerpublicradio.org/contribute.php

Sincerely,
The HPR_AudioBookClub

P.S. Some people really like finding mistakes. For their enjoyment, we always include a few.

1: The HPR_AudioBookClub doesn't laugh at anyone for reviewing tea, nor any other drink. We intentionally call the segment a "beverage review," not a "beer review" so that no one should feel alienated. Also because some of us drink wine.

2: The HPR_AudioBookClub does laugh when people try to spell flavor with a "u"


AudioBookClub-08-How to Succeed in Evil:The Novel - HPR_AudioBookClub | 2014-08-20

In this episode, the hackerpublicradio.org Audiobook Club reviews How to Succeed in Evil: The Novel by Patrick E. McLean.

Three out of four of us liked this book, and we all had some good things to say about it. While it's true that this is an entertaining story set in a super hero world, we found it it more amusing and more thought provoking than your average super hero story.

As usual, during this episode of the AudioBookClub the hosts have each reviewed a beverage of their choice.

Our next audiobook will be Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Corey Doctorow http://podiobooks.com/title/down-and-out-in-the-magic-kingdom/ Our next book club recording will be 2014/07/15T23:00:00+00:00 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601#Times) If you'd like a Google calendar invite, or if you'd like to be on the HPR_AudioBookClub mailing list, please get in contact with us on the HPR mailing list 'hpr at hackerpublicradio dot org'

There are several ways to submit feedback for this episode including the HPR mail list hpr@hackerpublicradio.org, and the episode's comment section

pokey prefers his feedback to come via the HackerPublicRadio comment system, but is also usually available on StatusNet @pokey/micro.fragdev.com

Please remember to visit the HPR contribution page. We could really use your help right now. http://hackerpublicradio.org/contribute.php

We had a great time recording this show, and we hope you enjoyed it as well. We hope you'll consider joining us next time. Thank you very much for listening.

Sincerely, The HPR_AudioBookClub

P.S. Some people enjoy finding mistakes. For their enjoyment, we have included a few.


07 - The Crown Conspiracy - HPR_AudioBookClub | 2014-07-17

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT HPR_AudioBookClub SNEAK PREVIEW!!! Sometime in the not-too-distant future we'll be reviewing Street Candles by HPR's very own David Collins Rivera (aka Lostinbronx). Street Candles is not finished yet, but is available via RSS and Lostinbronx publishes a new episode each week. This book is excellent, and you'll want to say you were there to see it happen. Head over to LNB's site for all the details http://www.cavalcadeaudio.com/ and remember to subscribe to his RSS feed:

In this episode, the HPR_AudioBookClub reviews The Crown Conspiracy by Michael J. Sullivan. This book received thumbs up from all of this month's participants. You can download this audiobook for free (or voluntary donation) from http://podiobooks.com/title/the-crown-conspiracy/ and it's also available in paperback on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Crown-Conspiracy-Michael-J-Sullivan/dp/0980003431 . You can find more content (including podcasts) from Michael J. Sullivan http://riyria.blogspot.com/ Many of his books are also available in paper and ebook editions on amazon.com.

As usual, during this episode of the AudioBookClub the hosts have each reviewed a beverage of their choice. Morgellon drank a Bourbon and soda, but not during the show because he was driving. He recommends both Woodford Reserve http://www.woodfordreserve.com/ and Evan Williams Bourbons http://www.evanwilliams.com/ x1101 drank Wild Turkey 101 proof Bourbon http://wildturkeybourbon.com/ pokey drank a cup of Oolong tea. It was probably a little stale, but pokey is a knuckle dragger, so he didn't notice at all. http://www.foojoyteas.com/teabag.php . This was the first time that pokey has reviewed an NA beverage for the AudioBookClub, so we apologize if the show has suffered because of it. Thaj won the Non-Alcoholic division hands down with a glass of fresh squeezed lemonade. Colin couldn't make it to this recording because of time zone differences, but he did write in. I'll add his note to the episode comments. Please add your own comment as well. His beverage however was an Innis and Gunn Original http://www.innisandgunn.com/the-range/core-range/original/ to which he gives his thumb up.

Our next audiobook will be How to Succeed in Evil: The Novel by Patrick E. McLean http://podiobooks.com/title/how-to-succeed-in-evil-the-novel/ (not to be confused with How To Succeed in Evil: The Original Podcast Episodes by Patrick E. McLean) This book was suggested by Morgellon. Our next book club recording will be 2014/06/10T23:00:00+00:00 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601#Times)

There are several ways to submit feedback for this episode including the HPR mail list hpr@hackerpublicradio.org, and the episode's comment section Morgellon is reachable via twitter @lowtekmorgellon or email morgellon@gmail.com x1101 can be reached via twitter @x1101, StatusNet @x1101/micro.fragdev.com and email x1101@gmx.com Thaj can be reached by email thajasara@gmail.com pokey prefers his feedback to come via the HackerPublicRadio comment system, but is also usually available on StatusNet @pokey/micro.fragdev.com

Please remember to visit the HPR contribution page. We could really use your help right now. http://hackerpublicradio.org/contribute.php

We had a great time recording this show, and we hope you enjoyed it as well. We hope you'll consider joining us next time. Thank you very much for listening.

Sincerely, The HPR_AudioBookClub

P.S. Some people enjoy finding mistakes. For their enjoyment, we have included a few.


HPR AudioBookClub 6 Shaman Tales Book 1 South Coast - HPR_AudioBookClub | 2014-05-12

In this episode, the hackerpublicradio.org Audiobook Club reviews Shaman Tales Book1: South Coast. You can download this audiobook for free (or voluntary donation) from http://podiobooks.com/title/shaman-tales-1-south-coast/ and available in paperback on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Crown-Conspiracy-Michael-J-Sullivan/dp/0980003431

During this show the hosts also discuss beverages. Colin was drinking a Badger Brewery Golden Glory, and quite enyoyed it. http://www.hall-woodhouse.co.uk/beer/golden-glory pokey drank a Fosters Lager, and he didn't like it very much. Thankfully he only wanted it for the can. Sadly, it really seemed to go straight to his head. http://www.fostersbeer.com/ According to Fosters' website, "You need to upgrade your Flash Player." Good luck with that.

Our next audiobook will be The Crown Conspiracy by Michael J. Sullivan http://podiobooks.com/title/the-crown-conspiracy/ This book was suggested by pokey. pokey likes The Crown Conspiracy very much and has found it appropriate to suggest to both his mother and his daughter.

You can find more content (including podcasts) from Nathan Lowell http://nathanlowell.com/ We discussed looking up interviews with Nathan Lowell, and as it turns out he has links to lots of them on his website http://nathanlowell.com/multimedia/interviews-articles/ If you're a Nathan Lowell fan, you've got many hours of enjoyment ahead of you.

Colin welcomes your feedback via email to gigasphere"nineteeneighty" at gee mail dot com pokey prefers his feedback to come via the hacker public radio comment system.

Please remember to visit the HPR contribution page. We could really use your help right now. http://hackerpublicradio.org/contribute.php

We both had a great time recording this show, and we hope you enjoyed it as well. We hope you'll consider joining us next time. Thank you very much for listening.

Sincerely, The HPR_AudioBookClub

P.S. Some people enjoy finding mistakes. For their enjoyment, we have included a few.


HPR Audiobook Club: Space Casey - HPR_AudioBookClub | 2014-03-13

In this episode of the HPR Audiobook Club Broam, Jonathan Nadeau, pokey and Christiana Ellis discuss the podiobooks.com presentation of Space Casey written and produced by Christiana Ellis. This episode contains spoilers in the second half, so please listen to the audiobook for yourself before listening to the podcast all the way through. This audiobook was liked by all of the panellists on this episode.

Book Cover

You can download this audiobook for free (or voluntary donation) from http://podiobooks.com/title/space-casey/

You can buy a hard copy of the script-book used by the actors in this audiobook at http://www.lulu.com/shop/christiana-ellis/space-casey/paperback/product-15736459.html

You can buy the ebook version at http://www.lulu.com/shop/christiana-ellis/space-casey/ebook/product-17352326.html

Beverages

During this show the hosts also discuss beverages.

Next Book

Our next audiobook will be Shaman Tales 1: South Coast by Nathan Lowell. It is available at podiobooks.com The direct link is: http://podiobooks.com/title/shaman-tales-1-south-coast/ This audiobook was suggested to us by Christiana Ellis, who liked it very much.

Christiana Ellis

You can find more content (including podcasts) from Christiana Ellis at:

Jonathan Nadeau's website is http://accessiblefreedom.org/

We all had a great time recording this show, and we hope you enjoyed it as well. Thank you very much for listening.

Sincerely, The HPR_AudioBookClub

P.S. Some people enjoy finding mistakes. For their enjoyment, we have included a few.


Dead_Hunt - Various Hosts | 2012-05-01

In this episode of the HPR audio book club resno, Klaatu, and pokey discuss the podiobooks.com presentation of Dead Hunt written and produced by Kenn Crawford. This episode contains spoilers, in the second half, so please listen to the audiobook for yourself before listening to the podcast all the way through. This audiobook was loved by two of the panelists, and liked by the third.

You can download this audiobook for free (or voluntary donation) from http://www.podiobooks.com/title/dead-hunt

During this show the hosts also discuss beverages, and we suspect that one of them may not have contained ANY alcohol!!!
Klaatu was drinking (surprise!) coffee; a brew called Winter Blend which is seasonally available from Trader Joe's.
http://www.traderjoes.com/
resno was drinking Snow Day Winter Ale from New Belgium Brewery
http://www.newbelgium.com/home.aspx
pokey was drinking Yellow Tail Chardonnay
http://www.yellowtailwine.com/chardonnay

Our next audiobook will be Space Casey by Christiana Ellis. It is available at podiobooks.com The direct link is:
http://www.podiobooks.com/title/space-casey
This audiobook comes with a thumbs way up rating from pokey (as he's heard it already). So if you agree with his other picks then don't miss this one.

If you enjoy this episode of HPR, you can find more podcasts by our hosts at:
http://techmisfits.com/
http://gnuworldorder.info/

We all had a great time recording this show, and we hope you enjoyed it as well. Thank you very much for listening.

Sincerely,
The HPR_AudioBookClub

P.S. Some people enjoy finding mistakes. For their enjoyment, we have included a few.


Handbook for the Criminally Insane - HPR_AudioBookClub | 2011-12-15

In this episode of the HPR audio book club Broam, resno, Dann Washko, Integgroll, and pokey discuss the podiobooks.com presentation of Handbook for the Criminally Insane written and read by Brian Holtz. This episode contains spoilers, in the second half, so please listen to the audiobook for yourself before listening to the podcast all the way through. This book was met with polarizingly mixed reviews. Some thought it was a light hearted horror comedy in the spirit of Bruce Campbell while others thought it was something less entertaining.

You can download this audiobook for free (or voluntary donation) from http://www.podiobooks.com/title/handbook-for-the-criminally-insane

During this show the hosts also discuss alcohol beverages. Integgroll was drinking Jepsom's Malort, which he says pairs very nicely with "The Handbook"

Our next audiobook will be Dead Hunt by Kenn Crawford. It is available at podiobooks.com The direct link is: http://www.podiobooks.com/title/dead-hunt

If you enjoy this episode of HPR, you can find more podcasts by our hosts at:

We all had a great time recording this show, and we hope you enjoyed it as well. Thank you very much for listening.

Sincerely, The HPR_AudioBookClub

P.S. Some people enjoy finding mistakes. For their enjoyment, we have included a few.

HPR AudioBookClub Shadowmagic - HPR_AudioBookClub | 2011-07-21

In this episode of the HPR audio book club Dann Washko, Integgroll, and pokey discuss the podiobooks.com presentation of Shadowmagic written and read by John Lenahan. Also Ken Fallon has recorded a very special opening segment which we've included for your edification. This episode contains spoilers, in the second half, so please listen to the audiobook for yourself before listening to the podcast all the way through. All three hosts and our guest, Ken Fallon, enjoyed and recommend the book.

You can download this audiobook for free (or voluntary donation) from http://www.podiobooks.com/title/shadowmagic

For more information regarding Shadowmagic and its author, please visit http://www.shadowmagic.co.uk/

The paperback edition of Shadowmagic can be purchased at http://www.bookdepository.com/book/9781905548927/Shadowmagic

The music from Shadowmagic was performed by Lúnasa. It received mixed, but enthusiastic opinions from our hosts. You can find out more about Lunasa at their website http://www.lunasa.ie/

During this show the hosts also discuss alcohol beverages.

Our next audiobook will be Handbook for the Criminally Insane by Brian Holtz. It is available at podiobooks.com The direct link is: http://www.podiobooks.com/title/handbook-for-the-criminally-insane

Ken's Link to the correct pronunciation of Oisin http://www.pronouncenames.com/search?name=oisin

We all had a great time recording this show, and we hope you enjoyed it as well. Thank you very much for listening.

Sincerely, The HPR_AudioBookClub

P.S. Some people enjoy finding mistakes. For their enjoyment, we have included a few.


Badge Of Infamy - HPR_AudioBookClub | 2011-03-23

In the first HPR audio book club show Dann Washko, Integgroll, and pokey discuss the podiobooks.com presentation of Badge Of Infamy written by Lester Del Rey, and read by Steven Wilson. This episode contains spoilers, in the second half, so please listen to the audiobook for yourself before listening to the podcast all the way through. All three hosts enjoyed and recommend the book.

You can download this audiobook for free (or voluntary donation) from http://www.podiobooks.com/title/badge-of-infamy

During this show the hosts also discuss alcohol beverages.

Our next audiobook will be Shadowmagic by Lohn Lenahan. It is alsoavailable at podiobooks. The direct link is:
http://www.podiobooks.com/title/shadowmagic

If you enjoy this episode of HPR, you can find more podcasts by our hosts at:

We all had a great time recording this show, and we hope you enjoyed it as well. Thank you very much for listening.

Sincerely,
The HPR_AudioBookClub

P.S. Some people enjoy finding mistakes. For their enjoyment, we have included a few.