Each week there are dozens of scifi, fantasy, and other speculative fiction audiobooks released. I highlight the most talked about and/or interesting looking ones from that week. The first person to correctly identify which 3 books below I took the key words in the title from will get a virtual shout-out in next week's post and tweet. (I'm doing this to try and make it more fun for me to improve my titles.)
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The lightest week so far. I do want to note that I received one of the books below free for review, but it was offered after I had already decided to include it. Authors are free to bring their books to my attention, but I will not accept requests to be included.
The Crown’s Game (#1)
By: Evelyn Skye / Narrator: Steve West / Pub: HarperAudio / Length: 12:01
"Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters - the only two in Russia - and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side. And so he initiates the Crown's Game, an ancient duel of magical skill - the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the tsar's most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death."
By: Joe Hill / Narrator: Kate Mulgrew / Pub: HarperAudio / Length: 22:20
"No one knows exactly when it began or where it originated. A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one: Boston, Detroit, Seattle. The doctors call it Draco Incendia Trychophyton. To everyone else it's Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that marks its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks across their bodies - before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. There is no antidote. No one is safe."
It's About Time
(Popular books that are now available on Audio)
Ark Royal, Book #7: Vanguard
By: Christopher G Nuttall / Narrator: Ralph Lister / Pub: Audible Studios / Length: 13:03
"The third trilogy in the hit Ark Royal series begins now! HMS Vanguard is the most powerful battleship ever to be commissioned by the Royal Navy, but she is not a happy ship. Her commanding officer is eccentric, rarely seen on the bridge; her former XO has deserted his post; and her first middy is resentful because he hasn't been promoted as he deserves.... But when a first contact mission goes badly wrong, HMS Vanguard and her crew are plunged into an interstellar war against a new and deadly alien threat. And if they don't make it back to friendly space in time, they will merely be the first to die in a new interstellar war."
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Malediction, Book #3: Warrior Witch
By: Danielle L Jensen / Narr: Eric Michael Summerer & Erin Moon / Pub: Audible Studios / Length: 12:47
"Cécile and Tristan have accomplished the impossible, but their greatest challenge remains: defeating the evil they have unleashed upon the world. As they scramble for a way to protect the people of the Isle and liberate the trolls from their tyrant king, Cécile and Tristan must battle those who'd see them dead. To win, they will risk everything. And everyone. But it might not be enough. Both Cécile and Tristan have debts, and they will be forced to pay them at a cost far greater than they had ever imagined."
Super Powereds: Year 1
By: Drew Hayes / Narrator: Kyle McCarley / Pub: Tantor Audio / Length: 26:10
"Knowledge is power. That would be the motto of Lander University, had it not been snatched up and used to death by others long before the school was founded. For while Lander offers a full range of courses to nearly all students, it also offers a small number of specialty classes to a very select few. Lander is home to the Hero Certification Program, a curriculum designed to develop students with superhuman capabilities, commonly known as Supers, into official Heroes."
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