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hpr1554 :: 07 - The Crown Conspiracy

The Crown Conspiracy gets thumbs up from the HPR Audiobook Club

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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 and it's also available in paperback on Amazon: . You can find more content (including podcasts) from Michael J. Sullivan Many of his books are also available in paper and ebook editions on

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 and Evan Williams Bourbons x1101 drank Wild Turkey 101 proof Bourbon 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. . 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 to which he gives his thumb up.

Our next audiobook will be How to Succeed in Evil: The Novel by Patrick E. McLean (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 (

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

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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.


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Comment #1 posted on 2014-07-22 07:45:01 by Colin

Journey comments

Hi guys, great episode!

My comments on the journey were really well covered. I did think that a bit more description would be nice. Not like Tolkien, but just some basics, to give more of an idea of there surroundings. I also thought that there is little sense of time in terms of there travels. I do accept the point that the book is probably more accessible partly because this is not detailed.

Comment #2 posted on 2014-08-03 15:53:40 by brijwhiz

Journey comments and next book podcast

Hello team, fabulous choice. The last time I heard the audio bookclub it was a long time ago and thanks to this podcast I heard the fantastic series of the solar clipper. Once again I had the pleasant experience of listening to a fantastic podiobook thanks to your recommendation. In addition to thanking you I wanted to add two points from my side.

1. Journey comments:

I agree with all of you that Tolkein and Robert Jordan style meandering (while I love it) may not work for all. However having no sense of time or space does make the book a bit less in my opinion. I think Nathan Lowell found a happy medium path in his solar clipper series where the vast expanse of his universe is shown without being over detailed.

2. I have already bought his print books to read, but I was very interested to find out if he ever did come out with another audio book. I thought I heard mention of it, but I could not find it on the interwebs.

Once again thank you all for your efforts.

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