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Title: SGU audiobook available now for preorder. (and I wish someone had told me)
Post by: lucek on September 27, 2018, 08:41:41 AM
I was just trolling Audible to use a credit or 2 I have backed up only to see randomly The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe:How to Know What's Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake is available for preorder. I've religiously(pun intended) listened to the show for 11 years and this is the first I'm hearing about it. So yeah. If you were waiting on the Audiobook version go get it now.

That said Steve do you know why the British version is 10 hours while the Us release is 13.

And sorry Evan. Someone had to come last in the billing.
Title: Re: SGU audiobook available now for preorder. (and I wish someone had told me)
Post by: brilligtove on September 27, 2018, 08:59:08 AM
They have mentioned the book a lot on the show, and asked listeners to preorder for a while. With the 512 page count I assume it must be heavily expurgated.
Title: Re: SGU audiobook available now for preorder. (and I wish someone had told me)
Post by: lucek on September 27, 2018, 10:36:26 AM
They have mentioned the book a lot on the show, and asked listeners to preorder for a while. With the 512 page count I assume it must be heavily expurgated.
To clarify I heard the book as well as the audio book was coming and requests to preorder the physical book but I've been waiting for the announcement that you could buy/preorder the audio book as it is my preferred method of digesting a book. (Easier to listen while doing chores or crafts or even just walking then reading ever will be)
Title: Re: SGU audiobook available now for preorder. (and I wish someone had told me)
Post by: Jeremy's Sea on September 27, 2018, 01:29:12 PM
They have mentioned the book a lot on the show, and asked listeners to preorder for a while. With the 512 page count I assume it must be heavily expurgated.
To clarify I heard the book as well as the audio book was coming and requests to preorder the physical book but I've been waiting for the announcement that you could buy/preorder the audio book as it is my preferred method of digesting a book. (Easier to listen while doing chores or crafts or even just walking then reading ever will be)
Steve has very little control over these things, he may not have known before you either. These machines are huge getting media out.

That said, I may actually buy the audiobook too even though I'm getting a hardcover as well. I'll think of it as an extended podcast without the commercials and annoying asides (though they are often amusing and humorous asides as well)
Title: Re: SGU audiobook available now for preorder. (and I wish someone had told me)
Post by: WilyZ on October 02, 2018, 11:03:36 AM
First 3 chapters already listened through. See myself listening to it again. At least until the hardcover arrives...
Title: Re: SGU audiobook available now for preorder. (and I wish someone had told me)
Post by: lucek on October 03, 2018, 11:30:37 PM
I am enjoying it aswell the audiobook is pretty well produced. The book isn't exactly revolutionary. It's basically just a reminder of the podcast. Not a bad thing. Not at all. But I have a feeling someone who hasn't lisened to the sgu sense college over a decade ago may take away a different impression.

Side note it's weird listening to Steve and being able to say yeah Cara wrote that or oh boy that was a Bob line.