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AUTONOMOUS

AUTONOMOUS

by Annalee Newitz | Read by Jennifer Ikeda

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Science Fiction

In the near future, corporations own the rights to everything. Drugs. Ideas. People. Jennifer Ikeda brings this grim world of intellectual property thieves, government agents, and robots to life, highlighting the challenges each faces as he, she, or it struggles to survive. In this world, survival is a struggle no matter which side of the law you're on. Where Ikeda truly shines... Read More

THE CLOCKWORK DYNASTY

THE CLOCKWORK DYNASTY

by Daniel H. Wilson | Read by David Giuntoli, Claire Coffee

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Science Fiction

This is the story of two . . . well . . . beings. Narrator Claire Coffee portrays June, a modern-day scientist who, inspired by her Russian grandfather's tale of a creature who saved him during WWII, has become an expert in the mechanical dolls known as automatons. Narrator David Giuntoli voices Peter, one of those very automatons, who becomes obsessed with his own mission when... Read More

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: COLLECT THEM ALL

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: COLLECT THEM ALL

by Corinne Duyvis | Read by Scott McCormick and a Full Cast

GraphicAudio | Audio Program
Science Fiction

The Guardians find themselves on an intergalactic Groot-hunt after they discover that the Collector has cloned the tree-like entity and sold the clones throughout the universe. Scott McCormick shines as the main narrator with a deep voice that heightens the battle scenes. He's skilled at suggesting foreboding but can also lighten his tone for the story's few tender moments. As... Read More

IT DEVOURS!

IT DEVOURS! Welcome to Night Vale, Book 2

by Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor | Read by Cecil Baldwin

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Science Fiction

For fans of the "Welcome to Night Vale" podcast, Cecil Baldwin's familiar voice immediately sets listeners in the mysterious desert town. Baldwin is in full command of the story--he knows these characters and this town, where secret police, killer librarians, and sentient patches of haze are part of everyday life. Even newcomers will find that Baldwin's conviction helps them... Read More

NIGHTHAWKS

NIGHTHAWKS Children of Nostradamus, Book 1

by Jeremy Flagg | Read by Robin J. Sitten

Jeremy Flagg | Unabridged
Science Fiction

The Children of Nostradamus have special abilities--powers that the government wants to control and manipulate. But a ragtag team of the gifted youth are about to fight back after years of being hunted. Narrator Robin Sitten's matter-of-fact delivery blends well with the story's edgy and dark world but softens during the tender moments among the characters. She doesn't excel at... Read More

OUR LADY OF THE OPEN ROAD & OTHER STORIES FROM THE LONG LIST ANTHOLOGY, VOLUME 2

OUR LADY OF THE OPEN ROAD & OTHER STORIES FROM THE LONG LIST ANTHOLOGY, VOLUME 2

by David Steffen [Ed.] | Read by Stefan Rudnicki, Claire Benedek, Paul Boehmer, Gabrielle de Cuir

Skyboat Media | Unabridged
Science Fiction

Great narrators, great stories. The works are set in the not-so-distant future, when cars drive themselves and androids have replaced people in many jobs. All the narrators are equally skilled in presenting the stories from the points of view of the main characters. One is Claire Benedek's aging punk rocker who lives at a time when punk is a blast from the distant past and live... Read More

PROVENANCE

PROVENANCE

Earphones Award Winner

by Ann Leckie | Read by Adjoa Andoh

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Science Fiction

Narrator Adjoah Andoh creates a stunning tapestry of characters within the vast galaxy this audiobook spans. Her theater background allows her to give distinctive timbres and accents to every character, which helps to keep the large cast and complex story straight. Ingray Aughskold starts out as a young woman who is quite unsure of herself and her place in the world, but by the... Read More

THE RISE AND FALL OF D.O.D.O.

THE RISE AND FALL OF D.O.D.O.

by Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland | Read by Laurence Bouvard, Shelly Atkinson, Laural Merlington, Joe Barrett, Will Damron, Luke Daniels, et al.

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Science Fiction

Buckle in, listeners, for a wild ride! The Department of Diachronic Operations, a secret government agency, seeks to revive magic for 21st-century use. A crack team of core operatives, composed of polyglot Melisande "Mel" Stokes, military intelligence operator Tristan Lyons, physicist Frank Oda, and a cantankerous witch named Erzebet, develops a system of time travel. Multiple... Read More

THE SPACE BETWEEN THE STARS

THE SPACE BETWEEN THE STARS

by Anne Corlett | Read by Mary Woodvine

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Science Fiction

British author Corlett's debut novel throws a group of strangers together after an incurable, highly contagious virus decimates human colonies across the universe. Narrator Mary Woodvine captures the survivors' varied emotional states--fearful, relieved, angry, passionate, and manic--as they travel throughout the universe in search of supplies, other survivors, and succor. Core... Read More

TROPIC OF KANSAS

TROPIC OF KANSAS

by Christopher Brown | Read by Josh Bloomberg, Bahni Turpin

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Science Fiction

The dual narration of Josh Bloomberg and Bahni Turpin adds to this sci-fi story. Both have distinct voices that help each part they narrate stand out. The novel follows two characters--Sig, a delinquent orphan who is trying to survive the warring territories that the United States has become, and Tania, his foster sister, who is trying to find him. Bloomberg and Turpin's... Read More

WINDSWEPT 1

WINDSWEPT 1

by Adam Rakunas | Read by Nanette Savard and a Full Cast

GraphicAudio | Audio Program
Science Fiction

Narrator Nanette Savard leads a full cast in this exciting adaptation of Adam Rakunas's debut novel. Savard rounds out the story's lead character, Padma Mehta, giving the tough, driven, damaged union organizer an emotional depth and exciting vibrancy. Savard also directs the excellent cast in beautifully paced passages of dialogue, keeping the action high and the story moving... Read More

THE X-FILES: STOLEN LIVES

THE X-FILES: STOLEN LIVES The X-Files (Audible Original), Book 2

by Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs [Adapt.] | Read by David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis, Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund, Bruce Harwood

Audible, Inc. | Unabridged
Science Fiction

Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, and other familiar voices return for this sequel to THE X-FILES: COLD CASES. The production values remain high, with outstanding sound effects, editing, and voice acting. Anderson is once again the standout, and Duchovny, after a flat performance in the first installment, livens up and sounds more like the Fox Mulder of yore. Supporting cast... Read More

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