Card, Orson Scott, read by David Birney & Stefan Rudnicki :
Speaker for the Dead
(Audio Renaissance 1-59397-476-0, $49.95, CD, September 2005)
Unabridged audiobook of Card's 1986 novel, the sequel to Ender's Game and like it winner of both the Hugo and Nebula awards.
It comes on 12 CDs and lasts 14 hours. The readers are David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki, "and a full cast".
The Audio Renaissance page has a description and reader reviews from Amazon.
Amazon's page has Publishers Weekly's review of the original books.
Herbert, Frank, Brian Herbert, & Kevin J. Anderson, read by Scott Brick :
The Road to Dune
(Audio Renaissance 1-59397-776-x, $49.95, CD, September 2005)
Unabridged audiobook of this 2005 anthology of fiction and essays from the Dune series, including unpublished scenes and chapters from Frank Herbert's first two novels in the series, Dune and Dune Messiah; correspondence between Frank Herbert, John W. Campbell, and agents; an "alternate Dune novel" called "Spice Planet", by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson, and four short stories set in the Dune universe by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson.
It too comes on 12 CDs and lasts 14 hours. Also available on 8 casettes.
The Audio Renaissance page has a description and a review of a previous Herbert audiobook narrated by Brick: "Scott Brick's narration is as fresh on the twentieth disc as it is on the first. His focus is unwavering, and his pace never falters as he maintains his enthusiasm for the story and its characters."
Amazon's page has reviews of the book.
Jordan, Robert, read by Kate Reading & Michael Kramer :
Knife of Dreams
(Audio Renaissance 1-59397-765-4, $69.95, CD, October 2005)
Unabridged audiobook of Jordan's latest "Wheel of Time" novel, published this month in hardcover from Tor.
It comes on 26 CDs and lasts 32 hours. Also available on 18 casettes.
The Audio Renaissance page has a description, and a review of the narrators' previous work on New Spring: "Both narrators handle complex roles with feeling and confidence, never losing the excitement and tension of the fast-moving story. The performers breathe emotion into their characters with an earnestness that holds listeners close and leaves them wanting more."
Weis, Margaret, read by Suzanne Toren :
Master of Dragons
(Audio Renaissance 1-59397-357-8, $49.95, CD, November 2005)
Unabridged audiobook of Weis' third novel in her "Dragonvarld" trilogy, due November 1st in hardcover from Tor.
It comes on 12 CDs and lasts 15 hours. There does not seem to be a casette version.
The Audio Renaissance page has a description and quotes about the audiobooks of previous Weis novels with difference narrators.