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BLOOD & STEEL

BLOOD & STEEL The Legends of Thezmarr, Book 1

by Helen Scheuerer | Read by Mollie Stark, Sebastian Grove

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Fantasy

Mollie Stark and Sebastian Grove narrate the first in a new fantasy romance series. With only three years until she meets her fated death at age 27, Althea knows time is running out to make her dream of becoming a warrior true--especially when women in her world aren't allowed to hold weapons. Then, an encounter with warrior Wilder Hawthorne provides the opportunity she's... Read More

THE BOOK OF DOORS

THE BOOK OF DOORS

by Gareth Brown | Read by Miranda Raison

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Fantasy

Miranda Raison performs this magical adventure set on an alternative Earth, where a collection of mysterious books gives special powers to those who possess one of its volumes. When a customer dies in the bookstore where she works, Cassie discovers that he's left her an old, leather-bound work called THE BOOK OF DOORS, which can open almost any door across the world. In... Read More

THE BOOK OF LOVE

THE BOOK OF LOVE

by Kelly Link | Read by January LaVoy

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Fantasy

January LaVoy performs this epic story of three teenagers who are brought back from the dead just long enough to compete in a mysterious game to see who gets to continue to live. In this debut novel by Pulitzer Prize finalist Kelly Link, characters Laura, Daniel, and Mo find themselves back in Lovesend, Massachusetts, one year after they died. Their families have no memory of... Read More

BUNYAN AND HENRY; OR, THE BEAUTIFUL DESTINY

BUNYAN AND HENRY; OR, THE BEAUTIFUL DESTINY

by Mark Cecil | Read by Tanis Parenteau, Ari Fliakos, JD Jackson

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Fantasy

Ari Fliakos portrays Paul Bunyan, JD Jackson portrays John Henry, and Tanis Parenteau embodies Bright Eyes in this debut quest novel, which masterfully mixes myth, capitalism, and racism. Impoverished Paul Bunyan mines Lump, a toxic mineral that causes his wife to fall gravely ill. With a mythical creature guiding him, he races to find the one machine that could save her. In... Read More

THE CANOPY KEEPERS

THE CANOPY KEEPERS The Scorched Earth, Book 1

by Veronica G. Henry | Read by Robin Miles

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Fantasy

Golden Voice narrator Robin Miles brings a sense of wonder to a near future fantasy that explores the consequences of climate change. Firefighter Syrah Carthan has been angling for a return to Sequoia National Park ever since her family's death there in a wildfire when she was young. After a terrible incident during a planned burn, Syrah discovers there are uncanny forces at... Read More

THE CARPET PEOPLE

THE CARPET PEOPLE

Earphones Award Winner

by Terry Pratchett | Read by David Tennant

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Fantasy

David Tennant is at his best with his narration of this whimsical fantasy for children and adults alike. The audiobook was Pratchett's first published novel in 1971 and was rewritten 30 years later. Whether viewed as a parable of war, apropos of current events, or as a mere humorous tale of little creatures living in your carpet, it's a story that begs to be listened to.... Read More

THE CITY OF STARDUST

THE CITY OF STARDUST

by Georgia Summers | Read by Kitty Parker

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Fantasy

Kitty Parker narrates a lush and atmospheric romantasy. In each generation, the most talented Everly is taken as payment for a wrong committed centuries earlier--until Violet Everly decides to break the curse. Parker's impeccable delivery perfectly matches the dense and sensuous tone of the story, emphasizing the moody and mysterious world in which Violet finds herself cast... Read More

A COURT OF SILVER FLAMES (2 OF 2)

A COURT OF SILVER FLAMES (2 OF 2) A Court of Thorns and Roses 4

by Sarah J. Maas | Read by Colleen Delany, Natalie Van Sistine, Jon Vertullo, and a Full Cast

GraphicAudio | Audio Program
Fantasy

Voice actor Colleen Delany narrates the conclusion to the Court of Thorns and Roses series, set amid the Night Court of the High Fae. Proud, prickly, short-tempered Nesta Archeron, portrayed by Natalie Van Sistine, spars with her battle-scarred lover, silken voiced Cassian, performed by Jon Vertullo. Sometimes they tangle between the sheets in scenes of explicit sex; sometimes... Read More

THE CRONE OF MIDNIGHT EMBERS

THE CRONE OF MIDNIGHT EMBERS Myrtlewood Crones, Book 1

Earphones Award Winner

by Iris Beaglehole | Read by Bethan Dixon Bate

Podium | Unabridged
Fantasy

Book 1 in the Myrtlewood Crones series gets a near-perfect narration from Bethan Dixon Bate. Bizarre things keep happening to 60-ish Delia Spark. She's attacked by a stranger, her daughter is being secretive, and things around her burst into flame spontaneously--for example, her ex-husband's girlfriend's underwear. To get away, Delia travels to remote Myrtlewood, where she... Read More

DARK WOODS, DEEP WATER

DARK WOODS, DEEP WATER

by Jelena Dunato | Read by Charlie Sanderson, Barnaby Edwards

Spotify Audiobooks | Unabridged
Fantasy

Charlie Sanderson and Barnaby Edwards narrate a debut fantasy steeped in Slavic folklore, weaving three stories into one tale. Elisya, a naïve noblewoman who is running from an undesirable marriage; Ida, a young woman doing what she must to survive; and Telani, an aged soldier on a mission, cross paths in a castle deep in the woods. The Goddess Morana rules the land, and the... Read More

THE EMPEROR AND THE ENDLESS PALACE

THE EMPEROR AND THE ENDLESS PALACE

by Justinian Huang | Read by Dylan J. Locke, Will Dao, Telly Leung

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Fantasy

An interconnected story set during three separate timelines is narrated by Dylan J. Locke, Will Dao, and Telly Leung. In 4 BCE, courtier Dong Xian is undone by court machinations; in 1740, innkeeper He Shican unintentionally lets a calamity loose; and in modern-day Los Angeles, college student River is sure he has met a brand-new acquaintance before. Locke portrays Dong Xian as... Read More

THE FAMILIAR

THE FAMILIAR

by Leigh Bardugo | Read by Lauren Fortgang

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Fantasy

Narrator Lauren Fortgang channels the currents of magic and intrigue running throughout Bardugo's layered historical fantasy. Scullery maid Luzia Cotado hopes to remain unnoticed, but when she uses a spell to restore burned bread and fix a torn dress, her ability to cast "little miracles" comes to light. Forced to compete in a dangerous magic competition, she is tutored by the... Read More

FATHOMFOLK

FATHOMFOLK Drowned World, Book 1

by Eliza Chan | Read by Emily Woo Zeller

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Fantasy

Emily Woo Zeller invites listeners to the bustling semi-submerged city of Tiankawi. Mira, a border guard captain, has been working toward reform her entire career when Nami, an anti-human activist, is exiled to Tiankawi. Meanwhile, Cordelia, a sea witch, will stop at nothing to increase her family's power. Now she's ready to collect on her deal with a Siren to exchange her song... Read More

A FEATHER SO BLACK

A FEATHER SO BLACK Fair Folk, Book 1

by Lyra Selene | Read by Heather O'Sullivan

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Fantasy

Heather O'Sullivan narrates a romantic fantasy inspired by Irish mythology. Fia is a changeling in the human world who is trained as a weapon and a spy. When an opportunity to free a stolen human princess arises, Fia is sent on the mission. O'Sullivan's portrayal of Fia's long and, at times, painful journey of self-discovery is emotionally resonant but doesn't shy away from... Read More

FIFTY BEASTS TO BREAK YOUR HEART

FIFTY BEASTS TO BREAK YOUR HEART And Other Stories

by GennaRose Nethercott | Read by GennaRose Nethercott, January LaVoy, Gabra Zackman, Max Meyers, Elena Rey

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Fantasy

The author is joined by an ensemble of four narrators to deliver this collection of 14 short stories. The works are a bit bizarre, but all share the theme of human longing. January LaVoy conveys poignancy in a story about a vampire and a goat woman who find solace in friendship. Gabra Zackman is able to make a woman who transforms into a house to better serve her boyfriend's... Read More

A FLAME IN THE NORTH

A FLAME IN THE NORTH

by Lilith Saintcrow | Read by Saskia Maarleveld

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Fantasy

Saskia Maarleveld unfolds the gripping tale of Solveig, a girl endowed with extraordinary fire magic. After her brother tragically kills a man, Solveig is sent to the north as weregild--compensation for the loss to prevent retaliation. There she unravels the sinister realities of the mythical Black Land. Maarleveld's narration is captivating, echoing the story's atmospheric... Read More

FOURTH WING (2 OF 2)

FOURTH WING (2 OF 2) The Empyrean

by Rebecca Yarros | Read by Khaya Fraites, Gabriel Michael, and a Full Cast

Graphic Audio | Audio Program
Fantasy

In this dramatized adaptation, Khaya Fraites brings to life the character of Violet Sorrengail, and Gabriel Michael embodies Xaden Riorson. Together, they lead a distinguished cast, which includes LaMont Ridgell, Torian Brackett, and Rob McFadyen, through the harrowing world of the Empyrean series. Their performances, augmented by immersive sound effects and cinematic music,... Read More

THE FRAME-UP

THE FRAME-UP

by Gwenda Bond | Read by Shannon McManus

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Fantasy

Shannon McManus's cocksure, feisty delivery will keep listeners engrossed as Dani, a magically gifted art thief, prepares to steal works from a coveted art collection. McManus uses a gentle Southern accent as Dani heads home to Kentucky to reunite with the crew she betrayed years ago. Devising unique voices, McManus portrays the confident crew of magical criminals as they plan... Read More

THE HURRICANE WARS

THE HURRICANE WARS

by Thea Guanzon | Read by Jeanne Syquia

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Fantasy

Jeanne Syquia's narration of this audiobook skillfully portrays the enthralling story of Talasyn, a young woman who possesses hidden light magic, and Prince Alaric, the Night Empire's heir, who possesses shadow magic. Their intertwined destinies on the battlefield set the stage for a compelling narrative. Syquia's nuanced portrayal of each character's emotions enriches the... Read More

THE LAST PHI HUNTER

THE LAST PHI HUNTER

Earphones Award Winner

by Salinee Goldenberg | Read by David Lee Huynh

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Fantasy

David Lee Huynh narrates a wild and entertaining fantasy inspired by Thai mythology. Ex, the youngest member of the illustrious Phi Hunters Order, seeks to prove himself with a near impossible task: slaying the demon of nightmares, Shar-Ala. His plans go awry when he's forced to escort a pregnant runaway through a dangerous forest filled with spirits, demons, and assassins.... Read More

MOURNING GLORY

MOURNING GLORY

by L.L. McKinney, Bethany C. Morrow | Read by Bahni Turpin

Spotify Audiobooks | Unabridged
Fantasy

Bahni Turpin narrates this atmospheric audiobook, lending her voice to the four young Cauley women as they fight for their magic and their lives. As sisters Charlie, Lynn, Nicole, and their cousin, Rene, gather to grieve a loss, they are faced with literal demons. To save their family magic, they must work through their rivalries and look to the past. This audiobook features... Read More

NIGHT FOR DAY

NIGHT FOR DAY

by Roselle Lim | Read by Ferdelle Capistrano, Will Damron

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Fantasy

Narrators Ferdelle Capistrano and Will Damron breathe life into this fanciful romantic story. Exes Camille and Ward reunite when they bump into each other in London. Then they accept jobs in separate magical antique shops before realizing that they're trapped and that they must use the antiques around them to solve several puzzles and riddles to escape. A limitation: They can... Read More

THE QUEEN OF DAYS

THE QUEEN OF DAYS

Earphones Award Winner

by Greta Kelly | Read by Sunil Malhotra

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Fantasy

In this audiobook, we delve into the tale of Balthazar and his band of thieves, embarking on what first appears to be a straightforward heist. Sunil Malhotra's exceptional narration is the highlight; he provides each character with a unique voice that vividly paints the story's universe. The drama quickly escalates as the characters are entangled in a grandiose plot involving... Read More

RAGE AND RUIN

RAGE AND RUIN The Harbinger 2

by Jennifer L. Armentrout | Read by Tanja Milojevic, Robb Moreira, Danny Gavigan, Khaya Fraites, and a Full Cast

GraphicAudio | Audio Program
Fantasy

Tanja Milojevic takes on the role of Trinity, a half-angel who narrates this story, on the eve of an apocalyptic battle between good and evil. In a warm tenor Robb Moreira voices Zayne, a shape-shifting gargoyle and bonded protector of the somewhat snarky, self-assured Trinity. Along with the smooth-talking Roth, a Demon Prince, played by Danny Gavigan, they patrol Washington,... Read More

THE SECOND SIGHT OF ZACHARY CLOUDESLEY

THE SECOND SIGHT OF ZACHARY CLOUDESLEY

Earphones Award Winner

by Sean Lusk | Read by Bert Seymour, Clare Corbett

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Fantasy

Bert Seymour and Clare Corbett narrate this delightful historical fantasy, set in the mid-eighteenth century. Abel, a London watchmaker who creates fabulous automata, has disappeared. His son, Zachary, endowed with second sight, is being raised by his eccentric Aunt Franny. Many years later, Zachary sets off to rescue him from a sultan in Constantinople. Seymour, the primary... Read More

THE SHABTI

THE SHABTI

by Megaera C. Lorenz | Read by Matt Haynes

CamCat | Unabridged
Fantasy

Matt Haynes provides two distinct voices for the main characters in this eclectic audiobook. Set in 1934, the story combines mystery, Egyptology, paranormal occurrences (fake and real), as well as romance and queer representation. Dashiel Quicke is a false medium who travels the country debunking other mystics' tricks. Hermann Goschalk is a college professor/Egyptologist who... Read More

SONG OF THE HUNTRESS

SONG OF THE HUNTRESS

by Lucy Holland | Read by Kristin Atherton, Lucy Holland [Note]

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Fantasy

What's better than an action-packed, gender-bent account of a wild huntress fighting underworld creatures? This one is grounded by Kristin Atherton's energetic and deeply emotional performance. While Queen thelburg commands the Wessex army, her husband, Ine, struggles to play the political game. Meanwhile, Herla and her sisters, cursed by the thrill of the wild hunt, fight an... Read More

SUN OF BLOOD AND RUIN

SUN OF BLOOD AND RUIN

by Mariely Lares | Read by Victoria Villareal

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Fantasy

Victoria Villarreal performs impressive vocal acrobatics as she narrates this reimagined tale of Zorro. Leonora, the illegitimate mestiza daughter of the Viceroy of Mexico, has a reputation to uphold. But she cannot look away and do nothing as Spanish conquerors subjugate the various Indigenous people of Mexico. Harnessing the power of the sun and the Indigenous gods, she... Read More

SUNBRINGER

SUNBRINGER Fallen Gods, Book 2

by Hannah Kaner | Read by Kit Griffiths

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Fantasy

Kit Griffiths transports listeners back to Middren for more battles with power-hungry gods and kings in this second installment of the Fallen Gods series. Still reeling from his brush with death, Elogast reckons with his new position as rebellion leader against Arren, the king who is marching through Middren in search of worshippers. At the same time, Inara struggles to find... Read More

THE TAINTED CUP

THE TAINTED CUP

by Robert Jackson Bennett | Read by Andrew Fallaize

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Fantasy

Andrew Fallaize shines voicing this Sherlock-style mystery set in a fantasy world. The Khanum Empire faces threats from Leviathans that make it most vulnerable during the wet season. In a mansion belonging to a wealthy family, a high-ranking commander is killed by a tree that grows from his body. Discovering the assassin and motive before the upcoming wet season becomes... Read More

TO GAZE UPON WICKED GODS

TO GAZE UPON WICKED GODS Gods Beyond the Skies, Book 1

by Molly X. Chang | Read by Natalie Naudus, Molly X. Chang

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Fantasy

Natalie Naudus narrates a fantasy novel loosely inspired by Chinese history. Ruying lives in an occupied city, and her righteous fury at the occupiers knows no bounds. Naudus captures all the rage and hopelessness that Ruying feels at her situation: She is the granddaughter of a general who lost the city and the daughter of a father who failed to care for his children. As... Read More

UNBOUND

UNBOUND

by Christy Healy | Read by Alison McKenna, Gary Furlong

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Fantasy

Alison McKenna and Gary Furlong bring all the angst of an enemies-to-lovers story to this retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" inspired by Irish folklore. In this version, the beast is trapped inside the body of a shape-shifting beauty named Rozlyn due to a curse spanning three centuries. When the charismatic Jamie comes to win her heart, Rozlyn suspects more is afoot. And she's... Read More

THE VOYAGES OF TRUEBLOOD CAY

THE VOYAGES OF TRUEBLOOD CAY Being an Especial Accounting of His Life and Times at Sea, as Told by Gil Rafael (Venery)

Earphones Award Winner

by Suanne Laqueur | Read by Darren Eliker

Suanne Laqueur | Unabridged
Fantasy

Darren Eliker provides an excellent narration of this complex and highly creative installment of the Venery series. Eliker's delivery allows listeners to become immersed in the adventures of Pelippé Trueblood and Fen il-Kheir, a fantastical kheiron, a creature that can shift between being a man and a horse. Each character and species has a distinguishable sound. The story... Read More

THE WARM HANDS OF GHOSTS

THE WARM HANDS OF GHOSTS

Earphones Award Winner

by Katherine Arden | Read by Michael Crouch, January LaVoy, Katherine Arden

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Fantasy

January LaVoy and Michael Crouch perform this historical novel with a supernatural twist. LaVoy delivers the perspective of Laura, a nurse who has recently returned from a WWI battlefield to her home in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Crouch narrates the viewpoint of Laura's brother, Freddie, a young soldier who has gone missing in the cold, wet trenches of Belgium. LaVoy conveys all of... Read More

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