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THE BANDS OF MOURNING

THE BANDS OF MOURNING Mistborn, Book 6

by Brandon Sanderson | Read by Michael Kramer

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Fantasy

Narrator Michael Kramer is a knowledgeable guide to Sanderson's Mistborn series, After all, this production marks the sixth book in the series that Kramer has narrated. The versatile Kramer sounds comfortable as he inhabits metal lord Waxillium Ladrian, and his performance shines. Wax and company are chasing down the mythical Bands of Mourning, trying to find them before his... Read More

THE BLACK PRISM

THE BLACK PRISM Lightbringer, Book 1

by Brent Weeks | Read by Simon Vance

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Fantasy

In this first audiobook of the five-volume Lightbringer series, the tale of two brothers and the foundation for further adventures is established. British narrator Simon Vance makes an immediate connection with listeners. His narration brings the characters to life, whether they're young or old, male or female. Personalities come through during even the most mundane dialogue... Read More

BLACKGUARDS

BLACKGUARDS Tales of Assassin, Mercenaries, and Rogues

by Michael J. Sullivan, Mark Lawrence, Lian Hearn, Anthony Ryan, Paul S. Kemp, Carol Berg, Richard Lee Byers | Read by Richard Poe, Gabra Zackman, Karyn O'Bryant, Macleod Andrews, Ray Porter, Tim Gerard Reynolds, John Keating, Kevin T. Collins, David DeVries, Elijah Alexander, Allyson Johnson, Oliver Wyman, Victor Bevine

Audible, Inc. | Unabridged
Fantasy

This story collection truly has something for everyone who loves the fantasy genre, especially as enhanced by some of the best voices in the business. Allison Johnson takes center stage in "Mainon," about a female assassin who is hired to protect a nobleman who had a vision of his own death prior to his wedding night. Johnson's mature, warm tones work well for both male and... Read More

BONE SWANS

BONE SWANS

by C.S.E. Cooney | Read by C.S.E. Cooney

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Fantasy

Cooney delivers her award-winning collection of science fiction stories with enthusiasm and engagement. She approaches the stories with little subtlety or nuance, more like a storyteller to a large group than an intimate gathering of friends. Her narration is clear and her characters are well distinguished. Generally, the stories are bold and innovative, and Cooney's narration... Read More

A CONJURING OF LIGHT

A CONJURING OF LIGHT A Darker Shade of Magic, Book 3

by V.E. Schwab | Read by Kate Reading, Michael Kramer

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Fantasy

The final volume of the Darker Shade of Magic trilogy picks up with Kel trapped in White London and Lila racing to save him. Meanwhile, a terrible power is on the loose in Red London, and it's unclear whether it can be stopped. Kate Reading and Michael Kramer return as dual narrators, Reading focusing primarily on Lila, and Kramer on Kel. The dual narration is successful except... Read More

DUSK OR DARK OR DAWN OR DAY

DUSK OR DARK OR DAWN OR DAY

by Seanan McGuire | Read by Emily Bauer

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Fantasy

Emily Bauer's narration of this contemporary ghost story is a poignant, pitch-perfect success. When her sister, Patty, died, Jenna blamed herself. And now Jenna herself is dead, but she's still owed time in this world, which she spends by working at a suicide prevention center as a ghost. Then a new, terrible entity begins trapping ghosts and stealing their power. Bauer... Read More

EULALIE AND WASHERWOMAN Florida Folk Magic Stories, Book 2

by Malcolm R. Campbell | Read by Tracie T. Elice Christian

Thomas-Jacob Publishing, LLC | Unabridged
Fantasy

Narrator Tracie Christian's spirited style is ideal to portray the fantasy world of conjure woman Eulalie Jenkins and her shamanistic cat, Lena, who live in Florida in the 1950s. Christian captures Eulalie's shock when she learns that Jewish merchant Lane Walker, who's always traded fairly with the local African-Americans, is being forced to give up his store to the Liberty... Read More

THE EVERYTHING BOX

THE EVERYTHING BOX

by Richard Kadrey | Read by Oliver Wyman

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Fantasy

The Everything Box is a mystical artifact of great power, lost by a minor angel many millennia ago. Fortunately, this audiobook has narrator Oliver Wyman, an Everything Box in his own right. In 2015, Coop, a thief who specializes in stealing magical objects, is kicked loose early from prison on the condition that he steal the box for a collector. But Coop gets picked up by the... Read More

FAIRYTALES OF THE FIERCER SEX

FAIRYTALES OF THE FIERCER SEX

by Hans Christian Andersen, Flora Annie Steel, Joseph Jacobs, Brothers Grimm, et al. | Read by Alison Larkin

Alison Larkin Presents | Unabridged
Fantasy

Little Red Riding Hood, Beauty (who didn't back down from the Beast), and Gretel (the smarter sister of Hansel)--these are just a few of the brave, inventive, and independent young ladies who populate this fascinating collection of folktales. Series editor and narrator Alison Larkin reads the 20 tales in this collection with a traditional approach, capturing the time-honored... Read More

GHOSTS OF TSAVO

GHOSTS OF TSAVO Society for Paranormals, Book 1

by Vered Ehsani | Read by Alison Larkin

Listen2aBook.com | Unabridged
Fantasy

A novel rich in imagination, detail, and surprises requires a narrator who can embrace every element of the story--Alison Larkin is that narrator. She is spot-on in her portrayal of Beatrice Knight, a member of the Society for Paranormals, and her spectacular ghost-hunting adventures in colonial Nigeria with her dead husband in tow. Though it may take a moment for listeners to... Read More

GILDED CAGE

GILDED CAGE Dark Gifts, Book 1

by Vic James | Read by Avita Jay

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Fantasy

In a contemporary English setting, author Vic James layers reality with dark fantasy. With narrator Avita Jay's sensitive characterizations, the listener is drawn to the tough, resilient individuals as they struggle under brutal and hopeless conditions. Jay expertly reveals each character's social standing with a variety of aristocratic and working- class British accents.... Read More

HEART OF GOLD

HEART OF GOLD Clans of Shadow, Book 1

by J.A. Cipriano, J.B. Garner | Read by Joe Hempel

Jason A. Cipriano | Unabridged
Fantasy

Narrator Joe Hempel buoyantly portrays Frank Butcher, package delivery guy, as he makes his favorite stop of the day--the last one-- which is where "hot" cancer doctor Gabriella "Gabby" Perez works. Hempel's Butcher goes from cocky to shocked when he's almost killed by a bomb from factions fighting about magic. Dr. Perez saves him by using a golden artifact. Hempel convincingly... Read More

IN CALABRIA

IN CALABRIA

by Peter S. Beagle | Read by Bronson Pinchot

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Fantasy

Narrator Bronson Pinchot brings this fable to life with ease. Set in the beautiful hills of Southern Italy, Beagle's story follows Claudio, who lives alone on a hillside, enjoying the peace he finds there. But one morning he's visited by a beautiful unicorn. It becomes his mission to protect the creature from prying eyes and preying hands. Pinchot's smooth, deep voice with just... Read More

MAGIC TIME

MAGIC TIME Audio Play

by Marc Zicree, Elaine Zicree | Read by

Blackstone Audio/ Skyboat Media | Audio Program
Fantasy

What at first appears to be a worldwide natural disaster turns out to be something much more sinister and magical. A full cast, directed by writers Elaine and Marc Zicree, plunges listeners into an action-packed sci-fi thriller. Young lawyer Cal is set on desperate journey to save his sister, who becomes mysteriously ill as the trouble begins. A colorful array of characters... Read More

THE PURLOINED POODLE

THE PURLOINED POODLE Druid Chronicles, Book 8.5

by Kevin Hearne | Read by Luke Daniels

Kevin Hearne | Unabridged
Fantasy

Narrator Luke Daniels portrays an Irish wolfhound named Oberon, who belongs to a Druid named Atticus. This novella gives Oberon the spotlight as he and Atticus investigate the dog-napping of Grand Champion hounds in the Pacific Northwest. Stakes in the case (as well as "steak dinners") are raised when an owner is found dead and a Portland detective grows suspicious of how... Read More

STARDUST

STARDUST

by Neil Gaiman | Read by Matthew Beard, Sophie Rundle, Eleanor Bron, and a Full Cast

BBC Digital Audio | Audio Program
Fantasy

Setting out to capture a star he sees fall in the distance, a young man crosses the wall between his village and a fairyland. Little does he know that the star is enchanted. With plenty of moxie and cheek, young English actors Sophie Rundle and Matthew Beard portray the, literally, star-crossed lovers in one of Neil Gaiman's breeziest confections. As he does with all of his... Read More

WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?

WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG? Chronicles of St. Mary, Book 6

by Jodi Taylor | Read by Zara Ramm

Audible, Inc. | Unabridged
Fantasy

Madeleine Maxwell has her hands full training a group of new recruits while time traveling to ancient Egypt to observe and record findings. Known to her colleagues as "Max," she is part of the semi-dysfunctional St. Mary's Institute of Historical Research, based in England, a group of professionals who return to the past to clear up historical inaccuracies. The term "time... Read More

THE WISE MAN'S FEAR

THE WISE MAN'S FEAR Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 2

Earphones Award Winner

by Patrick Rothfuss | Read by Nick Podehl

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Fantasy

Narrator Nick Podehl arrives at the end of this long audiobook, the second in the Kingkiller series, as engaged and fresh as he was at the start. The story of Kvothe continues as he begins another year at university, where he struggles to pay tuition and literally sings for his supper. Podehl adeptly presents the broad cast of characters--from moneylenders and courtesans to... Read More

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