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Ready Player Two
By Ernest Cline
Narrated by Wil Wheaton / 13 hours 46 minutes
The highly anticipated sequel to the beloved worldwide bestseller Ready Player One, the near-future adventure that inspired the blockbuster Steven Spielberg film.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST
AN UNEXPECTED QUEST. TWO WORLDS AT STAKE. ARE YOU READY?
Days after winning OASIS founder James Halliday’s contest, Wade... Read more »
The Ministry for the Future
Narrated by Jennifer Fitzgerald, Fajer Al-Kaisi, Ramon de Ocampo, Gary Bennett, Raphael Corkhill, Barrie Kreinik, Natasha Soudek, Nikki Massoud, Joniece Abbott Pratt, Inés del Castillo & Vikas Adam / 20 hours 40 minutes
From legendary science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson comes a remarkable vision of climate change over the coming decades.
The Ministry for the Future is a masterpiece of the imagination, using fictional eyewitness accounts to tell the story of how climate change will affect us all. Its setting is not a desolate, postapocalyptic world,... Read more »
The Fifth Season
The Broken Earth: Book #1
Narrated by Robin Miles / 15 hours 27 minutes
“The Fifth Season is an amazing, dark, and gripping work that will hook you from the first sentence. I cannot express to you how much this book stunned me. Robin's narration is well paced and engaging. While I wish this was a book for everyone to listen to, it isn't; destruction, trauma, and rage follow the women and girls who tell their stories. This book is about the end of the world, that you actually don't want to stop reading.”Jessica, Once Upon A Time
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Ready Player One
By Ernest Cline
Narrated by Wil Wheaton / 15 hours 39 minutes
“When it comes to listening to an audio book, I have to be drawn to the narrator’s voice almost if not more than the actual story. The way a narrator speaks really makes or breaks a story for me. Wil Wheaton made this story for me! He brought new life to a story I was already in love with. Wheaton made Wade Watts come to life, and was able to bring out the obsessiveness in Wade’s voice when it came to Halliday and 80’s pop-culture. Wheaton is the only person that could ever be Wade Watts for me. This is one audio book that I know I will go back to again and again.”Victoria, Mysterious Galaxy Books
The Obelisk Gate
The Broken Earth: Book #2
Narrated by Robin Miles / 13 hours 19 minutes
Essun's missing daughter grows more powerful every day, and her choices may destroy the world in this "magnificent" Hugo Award winner and NYT Notable Book. (NPR)
The season of endings grows darker, as civilization fades into the long cold night.
Essun -- once Damaya, once Syenite, now avenger -- has found shelter, but not her daughter. Instead... Read more »
Narrated by Naomi Alderman / 12 hours 5 minutes
In The Power, the world is a recognizable place: there's a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family.
But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with... Read more »
By Megan Angelo
Narrated by Jayme Mattler / 13 hours 29 minutes
“Terrific writing.” —Washington Post
“Dark, pitch-perfect novel.” —People
“Engaging confection wrapped around a thoughtful critique.” —USA Today
“Meet an all-too-real nightmare wrapped in an influencer bow...one you won’t be able to look away from.” —TheSkimm
“Followers is pure gold.” —Abbi Jacobson, bestselling author and co-creator of Broad... Read more »
The Wormwood Trilogy: Book #1
Narrated by Bayo Gbadamosi / 13 hours 37 minutes
“Want mystery? A vision of near-future, post-alien occupation Earth? Afro-centric? Psychics? A relatable protagonist with a criminal past who is the only hope for saving human kind? How about some zombies and angels? A love story? Rosewater has it all, and somehow it all weaves together into an irresistible, absorbing tale. And the best news? It’s the first in a trilogy, so when it leaves you wanting more, your wish will come true.”Jessica, Bookbug
The Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale
Narrated by Ann Dowd, Bryce Dallas Howard, Mae Whitman, Derek Jacobi, Tantoo Cardinal & Margaret Atwood / 13 hours 17 minutes
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE
The Testaments is a modern masterpiece, a powerful novel that can be read on its own or as a companion to Margaret Atwood’s classic, The Handmaid’s Tale.
More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid's Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on... Read more »
Narrated by Daveed Diggs / 4 hours 1 minute
If you enjoyed A Song Below Water, then you’ll love The Deep.
“This book has the power to transform. The approach to trauma (both individual and generational), the world building, the relationships... Solomon has created something undeniably special and incredibly important. And the mythology? I am blown away. Give me more Black mermaids STAT!”Britt, Second Star to the Right
Narrated by Mary Robinette Kowal & Will Damron / 31 hours 54 minutes
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anathem, Reamde, and Cryptonomicon comes an exciting and thought-provoking science fiction epic—a grand story of annihilation and survival spanning five thousand years.
What would happen if the world were ending?
A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against... Read more »
Mockingjay: Special Edition
Hunger Games: Book #3
Narrated by Tatiana Maslany / 11 hours 19 minutes
Emmy Award-winning actress Tatiana Maslany narrates a brand-new recording of the final audiobook in the worldwide bestselling trilogy from Suzanne Collins! Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss’s family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really... Read more »
Narrated by Kirsten Potter / 10 hours 39 minutes
2014 National Book Award Finalist
A New York Times Bestseller
An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for... Read more »
A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World
Narrated by C. A. Fletcher / 10 hours 48 minutes
A "suspenseful, atmospheric tale. . .punctured by a gut-punch twist" (Entertainment Weekly), A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World is a story of survival, courage and hope amid the ruins of our world.
My name's Griz. I've never been to school, I've never had friends, and in my whole life I've not met enough people to play a game of football.... Read more »
Narrated by Dion Graham / 12 hours 21 minutes
“Omar El Akkad has delivered a stunning debut. He imagines a world in a not-too-distant future where Americans are at war with each other once again. The characters in this story are fully developed and individual, yet their histories - their stories - extend into the histories of all those displaced and affected by the forces of war. The title, American War, is a shape-shifter. At once, it means that America is again at war, but at times reflects the ways in which the true, actual wars that America has perpetrated on Earth have affected the lives of millions of people. This will be one of the most discussed books of the year, and I cannot wait to put it in the hands of all readers looking to be changed.”Matt Keliher, SubText Bookstore
The Sound of Stars
By Alechia Dow
Narrated by Joy Sunday & Christian Barillas / 12 hours 23 minutes
Can a girl who risks her life for books and an alien who loves pop music work together to save humanity? A beautiful and thrilling debut novel for fans of Marie Lu and Veronica Roth.
Two years ago, a misunderstanding between the leaders of Earth and the invading Ilori resulted in the deaths of one-third of the world’s population.
Today,... Read more »
The Stone Sky
The Broken Earth: Book #3
Narrated by Robin Miles / 14 hours 16 minutes
Humanity will finally be saved or destroyed in the shattering conclusion to the post-apocalyptic and highly acclaimed NYT bestselling trilogy that won the Hugo Award three years in a row.
The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women.
Essun has inherited the power of... Read more »
By Laura Lam
11 hours 25 minutes
A gripping science fiction thriller where five women task themselves with ensuring the survival of the human race—if you mixed ". . .The Martian and The Handmaid's Tale, this sci-fi novel would be the incredible result" (Book Riot).
Despite increasing restrictions on the freedoms of women on Earth, Valerie Black is spearheading the first... Read more »
The Book of Koli
The Rampart Trilogy: Book #1
By M. R. Carey
Narrated by Theo Solomon / 14 hours 13 minutes
"A captivating start to what promises to be an epic post-apocalyptic fable" (Kirkus), The Book of Koli is the unforgettable story of a young boy struggling to find his place in a world where nature itself has turned against humanity.
Everything that lives hates us...
Beyond the walls of the small village of Mythen Rood lies an... Read more »
By Marie Lu
Narrated by Natalie Naudus / 11 hours 58 minutes
"Natalie Naudus turns in a blockbuster performance of this riveting saga...Her performance demonstrates how a strong, consistent narrative voice can amplify the intricacies within a text. Fans of Marie Lu will not be disappointed." -- AudioFile Magazine
This program includes a bonus conversation between the author and narrator.
A broken world.
An... Read more »
The New Wilderness
By Diane Cook
Narrated by Stacey Glemboski / 12 hours 46 minutes
"The New Wilderness is a virtuosic debut, brutal and beautiful in equal measure."
—Emily St. John Mandel, New York Times bestselling author of Station Eleven
Helen Phillips meets Miranda July in this daring and imaginative debut novel that explores a moving mother-daughter relationship in a world ravaged by climate change and overpopulation, a... Read more »
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
Narrated by Santino Fontana / 16 hours 16 minutes
It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to out charm, outwit, and... Read more »
A Bird Box Novel
Narrated by Cassandra Campbell / 8 hours 44 minutes
In the thrilling sequel to Bird Box, the inspiration for the record-breaking Netflix film that starred Sandra Bullock and “absolutely riveted” Stephen King, New York Times bestselling author Josh Malerman brings unseen horrors to life.
“This sequel is as tense and harrowing as the original, with a new depth that raises the stakes.”—Riley Sager,... Read more »
Narrated by Wil Wheaton / 12 hours
In Cory Doctorow’s wildly successful novel Little Brother, young Marcus Yallow was arbitrarilydetained and brutalized by the government in the wake of a terrorist attack onSan Francisco—an experience that led him to become a leader of the wholemovement of technologically clued-in teenagers, fighting back against thetyrannical security state.
A... Read more »
Narrated by Amber Benson, Gabrielle de Cuir, Justine Eyre, Amanda Palmer, Wil Wheaton, Mirron Willis & Lisa Renee Pitts / 19 hours 15 minutes
Cory Doctorow’s first adult novel in eight years is an epic tale of revolution, love, post-scarcity, and the end of death.Hubert Vernon Rudolph Clayton Irving Wilson Alva Anton Jeff Harley Timothy Curtis Cleveland Cecil Ollie Edmund Eli Wiley Marvin Ellis Espinoza―known to his friends as Hubert, Etc―was too old to be at that Communist party.But... Read more »
Narrated by Freya Mavor / 7 hours 47 minutes
*BELLETRIST'S AUGUST 2020 BOOK PICK*
"[Mackintosh's] writing is clear and sharp, with piercing moments of wisdom and insight that drive toward a pitch-perfect ending...Blue Ticket adds something new to the dystopian tradition set by Orwell’s 1984 or Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale." --New York Times Book Review
From the author of the Man Booker Prize... Read more »
Narrated by Will Poulter / 6 hours 43 minutes
The bestselling author of The Debt to Pleasure and Capital returns with a chilling fable for our time. Ravaged by the Change, an island nation in a time very like our own has built the Wall—an enormous concrete barrier around its entire coastline. Joseph Kavanagh, a new Defender, has one task: to protect his section of the Wall from the Others,... Read more »
By Chen Qiufan & Ken Liu
Narrated by Ewan Chung / 12 hours 6 minutes
A LOCUS AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL
Award-winning author Chen Qiufan's Waste Tide is a thought-provoking future vision of how climate change affects the world.
Translated by Ken Liu, who brought Cixin Liu's Hugo Award-winning The Three Body Problem to English-speaking listeners.
Mimi is a 'waste girl.’ A member of the lowest caste on... Read more »
Narrated by Aysha Kala / 11 hours 35 minutes
The author of the critically acclaimed Memory of Water returns with this literary ecological tale in the vein of Ursula K. Le Guin and Sheri S. Tepper, in which an innocent young woman becomes entangled in a web of ancient secrets and deadly lies that lie at the dark center of her prosperous island world.
Eliana is a model citizen of the island,... Read more »
One Year After
Narrated by Bronson Pinchot / 9 hours 51 minutes
The thrilling follow-up to the New York Times bestselling novel One Second AfterMonths before publication, One Second After was cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read, a book discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a truly realistic look at the dangers of EMPs. An EMP is a weapon with the power to destroy the... Read more »
Narrated by Robert Petkoff / 10 hours 10 minutes
“We need more heroes like S.T. — a foul-mouthed, idealistic, moral crow with unquenchable courage — and his sidekick, a befuddled bloodhound. Kira Jane Buxton speaks crow, gull, dog, housecat, and owl with such fluency and poetry that I could not put this book down. Her vision of the zombie apocalypse is a strange and wonderful journey I want to take again and again. I really can’t think of another current novel that conveys such humor, joy, sorrow, and hope so beautifully. Thank you for restoring my faith that this world may live on.”Dena Kurt, River Lights Bookstore
The Memory Police
By Yoko Ogawa & Stephen Snyder
Narrated by Traci Kato-Kiriyama / 9 hours 8 minutes
“On the island, things regularly disappear en masse. Boats. Roses. Birds. Calendars. The people of the island are expected to gather and destroy any remaining evidence of these disappearances, and with it, their memories. The narrator refers to "killing two creatures with one stone" long after the island's birds are disappeared--even the word itself is gone from her consciousness. But a small minority of people are still able to remember, and it is the job of the Memory Police to track those people down. The fragile, spare prose haunts you with many questions: Can humanity survive without memories? Without nostalgia? Without a material culture? This elegiac glimpse into the heart of authoritarianism will linger in your own memory for a long time to come.”Rachel, The Book Table
By Ling Ma
Narrated by Nancy Wu / 9 hours 53 minutes
“Candace Chen is a first-generation Chinese millennial immigrant who tries to make a life in New York City by succumbing to the role of the office drone who helps create cheap bibles. But when Shen Fever—a plague that causes its victims to perform a rote task until death—hits, only a few survive, including Candace. She soon finds herself in a cult-like band of other survivors heading to the Midwest while also trying to come to terms with her past and the unknowns of her future. With dark humor, sharp intelligence, and compassion, Ling Ma has written a well-constructed, biting satire of capitalism and a moving glimpse into the roles of memory, place, and identity in a life.”Kelsey Westenberg, The Dial Bookshop
Into the Drowning Deep
By Mira Grant
Narrated by Christine Lakin / 17 hours 15 minutes
“In Into the Drowning Deep, Mira Grant has conjured up scary mermaids living in the depths of the Pacific Ocean. An expedition sets out to learn if mermaids truly exist and to uncover the fate of a previous expedition. The new crew is being recorded for a documentary, with the hope it will prove mermaids are real and clear the network of wrongdoing. Both Tory, whose sister was killed on the first expedition, and Jillian, who has been teaching about mermaids for years, are going out on the state-of-the-art ship; however, that ship has one major flaw. You will not look at The Little Mermaid the same way again!”Jason Kennedy, Boswell Book Company
By Chuck Wendig
Narrated by Dominic Hoffman & Xe Sands / 32 hours 21 minutes
“Wanderers is the best science fiction book I have ever read.Wonderfully performed by the readers! A young girl walks out of her home for no reason, then a young man, a young mother, a businessman, soon the group has grown to hundreds. Why are these people who respond to nothing and can be stopped by nothing walking? Where are they going? Will everyone become of "sleepwalker"? Are they dangerous? In the chaos of racial, political and environmental conflict speculation and blame grows. Who will become a sheep, a shepherd, a wolf? It has all the moral ambiguity that leads you to question the world around you. The story is loaded with religious, environmental, race and political themes.You will not want to put this book down, there is suspense on every page! I already want to read it again!”Ellen, Avid Bookshop
A Beginning at the End
By Mike Chen
Narrated by Emily Woo Zeller / 11 hours 38 minutes
How do you start over after the end of the world?
"Not just an apocalyptic thriller, but also a timely reminder of what is most important in life—family, love, and hope.” —Peng Shepherd, author of The Book of M
Six years after a global pandemic wiped out most of the planet’s population, the survivors are rebuilding the country, split between... Read more »
Narrated by Simon Prebble / 11 hours 23 minutes
Blackstone Audio presents a new recording of this immensely popular book.
George Orwell depicts a gray, totalitarian world dominated by Big Brother and its vast network of agents, including the Thought Police, a world in which news is manufactured according to the authorities’ will and people live tepid lives by rote.
Winston Smith, the hero with... Read more »
Moon of the Crusted Snow
Narrated by Billy Merasty / 6 hours 46 minutes
“Highly recommend this audiobook of Moon Of The Crusted Snow. Narrator Billy Merasty brings Rice's characters to life and enriches the traditional Anishinaabe stories with his lyrical storytelling voice. The story itself, of a Canadian Anishinaabe band forced to contend with a new reality when the power goes out and deliveries halt to their Reserve just as winter sets in, is gripping and shockingly realistic and a damning take on reservation life. Evan Whitesky—father, husband, and one of the young leaders—has been learning traditional ways so he's better equipped to hunt and forage than other members of the band who've come to rely on video games and other modern trappings for survival and entertainment. Just as it becomes clear that the power outage is widespread and likely the result of some catastrophic event, a menacing stranger arrives, threatening the band's unity and possibly its very survival. Completely immersive.”Susan, Belmont Books
Tender is the Flesh
Narrated by Joseph Balderrama / 6 hours 43 minutes
Working at the local processing plant, Marcos is in the business of slaughtering humans—though no one calls them that anymore.
His wife has left him, his father is sinking into dementia, and Marcos tries not to think too hard about how he makes a living. After all, it happened so quickly. First, it was reported that an infectious virus has made... Read more »
Narrated by Adenrele Ojo / 8 hours 33 minutes
“Lena just lost her grandmother, her mother has health problems and to top of off they are having financial problems. Lena takes a mysterious job in hopes help her mother and to pay off bills. Lakewood takes you into a dark world of medical testing where human rights are disregarded. This whole story felt more than real and makes you question how far you would go for to help your family.”Alexandra, Birdy's Bookstore
The Hunger Games: 10th Anniversary Edition
Hunger Games: Book #1
Narrated by Tatiana Maslany / 10 hours 35 minutes
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the... Read more »
Catching Fire: Special Edition
Hunger Games: Book #2
Narrated by Tatiana Maslany / 11 hours 3 minutes
Emmy Award-winning actress Tatiana Maslany narrates a brand-new recording of the second audiobook in the worldwide bestselling trilogy from Suzanne Collins! Suzanne Collins continues the amazing story of Katniss Everdeen in the phenomenal Hunger Games trilogy. Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow... Read more »
Tropic of Kansas
Narrated by Josh Bloomberg & Bahni Turpin / 12 hours 13 minutes
Acclaimed short-story writer and editor of the World Fantasy Award nominee Three Messages and a Warning eerily envisions an American society unraveling and our borders closed off-from the other side-in this haunting and provocative novel that combines Max Barry's Jennifer Government, Philip K. Dick's classic Man in the High Castle, and China... Read more »
The Wolves of Winter
Narrated by Jayme Mattler / 8 hours 53 minutes
“When all the terrible things imaginable - and unimaginable - happen, all that is left is your family, whether blood or those you bond with in the aftermath of devastation. Teenager Lynn McBride remembers the world before - before nuclear war, before the flu, and even before her family moved to the Canadian Yukon - and those memories tease and haunt her while giving us clues to her history. While her family struggles daily for food and warmth, they are together and they watch out for each other, never encountering strangers - until Jax shows up...”Eileen McGervey, One More Page
The Girl With All the Gifts
By M. R. Carey
Narrated by Finty Williams / 13 hours 4 minutes
In the ruins of civilization, a young girl's kindness and capacity for love will either save humanity -- or wipe it out in this USA Today bestselling thriller Joss Whedon calls "heartfelt, remorseless, and painfully human."
Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius."
Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be... Read more »
Narrated by Ralph Cosham / 3 hours 11 minutes
George Orwell’s classic satire of the Russian Revolution has become an intimate part of our contemporary culture, with its treatment of democratic, fascist, and socialist ideals through an animal fable. The animals of Mr. Jones’ Manor Farm are overworked, mistreated, and desperately seeking a reprieve. In their quest to create an idyllic society... Read more »
The Book of M
Narrated by James Fouhey & Emily Woo Zeller / 17 hours 6 minutes
Narrated by Thomas Hunt / 15 hours 15 minutes
An instant New York Times bestseller
The latest standalone novel from Jasper Fforde, the bestselling author the Thursday Next series and the forthcoming standalone The Constant Rabbit
Every Winter, the human population hibernates.
During those bitterly cold four months, the nation is a snow-draped landscape of desolate loneliness, devoid of human... Read more »
Narrated by Vikas Adam / 10 hours 23 minutes
“Miller gives us an incisive and beautifully written story of love, revenge, and the power (and failure) of family in a scarily plausible future. Blackfish City simmers with menace and heartache, suspense and wonder. Plus, it has lots of action and a great cast of characters. Not to mention an orca and a polar bear!” —Ann Leckie, New York Times... Read more »
An Unkindness of Ghosts
Narrated by Cherise Boothe / 11 hours 53 minutes
Aster has little to offer folks in the way of rebuttal when they call her ogre and freak. She's used to the names; she only wishes there was more truth to them. If she were truly a monster, she'd be powerful enough to tear down the walls around her until nothing remains of her world.Aster lives in the lowdeck slums of the HSS Matilda, a space... Read more »