I'm a huge fan of audiobooks, so you can imagine my excitement as both an author and an editor to say the following words:
Along with Publisher Erik Mona and various other staff members, I've been working on this deal for more than a year, and it's been torture keeping it secret. We've just released slightly over half of the Pathfinder Tales backlist, with the rest releasing in mid-January. And of course, Tor/Macmillan will continue to produce new audiobooks as they come out. Which means that very soon, every Pathfinder novel ever released will be in audiobook form! You can find all 17 books currently available and listen to samples at audible.com/pathfinder.
One of the best things about the way Audible has approached these books is the amazing team of narrators they've assembled. For the last several months, my phone's been ringing day, night, and weekends as the narrators make sure they get pronunciations right for every character, city, and monster. (I actually spent a whole layover on the flight home from Gen Con sitting in an airport carefully speaking monster names into my phone—I'm sure the folks sitting near me thought I was summoning a demon via teleconference.) Not only is it fun to have a huge range of voices reading the books, but it's gratifying to see the narrators equally passionate about the work—not only are they all skilled voice artists, but some were already playing Pathfinder!
Yet that's not the only announcement I've been dying to make. While I mentioned it a bit on social media when it first went live, all of the Pathfinder Tales novels are now available on Kindle through Amazon. It's something I've been working on since literally before the first novel released, and I'm thrilled that our relationship with Tor has allowed us to finally get every Pathfinder Tales novel released in all the major formats—including the biggest contender in the ring.
It's a proud day for Pathfinder Tales. So whether you prefer to read in hard copy, on an e-reader, or while driving to work*, I hope you check out the novels!
James L. Sutter
* Actually, that last one only applies if you're reading via audiobook—otherwise you should probably keep your eyes on the road.