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 & tweet. (I'm doing this to try and make it more fun for me to improve my titles.)
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Note: The Bookwyrm('s Hoard) was the only one to play the title game last week and got 1 of 3 correct.
After a couple of slowish weeks, this one's going to be a big one - starting with one of the most talked about books of the year...
The 5th Wave, Book #3: The Last Star
By: Rick Yancey / Narrator: Phoebe Strole & Ben Yannette / Pub: Listening Library / Length: 9:17
"The enemy is Other. The enemy is us. They're down here, they're up there, they're nowhere. They want the Earth, they want us to have it. They came to wipe us out, they came to save us.
But beneath these riddles lies one truth: Cassie has been betrayed. So has Ringer. Zombie. Nugget. And all 7.5 billion people who used to live on our planet. Betrayed first by the Others and now by ourselves. In these last days, Earth's remaining survivors will need to decide what's more important: saving themselves...or saving what makes us human.”
The Blur Trilogy, Book #3: Curse
By: Steven James / Narrator: Nick Podehl / Pub: Brilliance Audio / Length: 9:22
"As Daniel Byers prepares to attend a basketball camp before his senior year of high school, the terrifying blurs that've plagued him for the last nine months return. Dark images begin to haunt him - creatures crawling from the deepest pits of his nightmares, glimmers of chilling memories from his early childhood. But before he can unearth the meaning behind his mysterious hallucinations, Daniel must team up with two other extraordinary teens to save a young woman who has been abducted by a scientist obsessed with enacting his own warped form of justice.”
Cage, Book #2: The Hunt
By: Megan Shepherd / Narrator: Barrie Kreinik / Pub: Harper Audio / Length: 9:44
Defenders of Shannara, Book #3: The Sorcerer’s Daughter
By: Terry Brooks / Narrator: Simon Vance / Pub: Random House Audio / Length: 11:17
"The third stand-alone Shannara novel in the Defenders of Shannara series, following The High Druid’s Blade and The Darkling Child, easily accessible to new readers of epic fantasy.
The daughter of a reviled sorcerer, Leofur is nothing like her dreaded father. When her life-partner, Paxon Leah, leaves on a dangerous mission, Leofur protects Paxon’s sister. When she is abducted Leofur is forced to choose between saving Paxon from a mission gone badly awry, or hiring the services of the best tracker in the world to go after her life-partner’s sister."
Haven't started this series yet? Check out the author’s recommended reading order
The Passage Trilogy, Book #3: The City of Mirrors
By: Justin Cronin / Narrator: Scott Brick / Pub: Random House Audio / Length: 29:29
"The world we knew is gone. What world will rise in its place? The Twelve have been destroyed, and the 100-year reign of darkness that descended upon the world has ended. The survivors are stepping outside their walls, determined to build society anew - and daring to dream of a hopeful future.
But far from them, in a dead metropolis, he waits: Zero. The First. Father of the Twelve. The anguish that shattered his human life haunts him, and the hatred spawned by his transformation burns bright. His fury will be quenched only when he destroys Amy - humanity's only hope, the Girl from Nowhere who grew up to rise against him."
It's About Time
(Popular books that are now available on Audio)
The Fringe, Book #1: Recon
By: Tarah Benner / Narrator: Michael Goldstrom & Saskia Maarleveld / Pub: Audible Studios / Length: 8:27
Night’s Dawn Trilogy, Book #2: The Neutronium Alchemist
By: Peter F Hamilton / Narrator: John Lee / Pub: Tantor Audio / Length: 40:21
Ravenspire, Book #1: The Shadow Queen
By: CJ Redwine / Narrator: Khristine Hvam / Pub: Tantor Audio / Length: 11:29
The Tower at Stony Wood
By: Patricia A McKillip / Narrator: Zach Villa / Pub: Audible Studios / Length: 7:29
Undying Mercenaries, Book #6: Home World
By: BV Larson / Narrator: Mark Boyett / Pub: Audible Studios / Length: 12:55
Wishcraft Mysteries, Book #6: Gone with the Witch
By: Heather Blake / Narrator: Coleen Marlo / Pub: Tantor Audio / Length: 8:33
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Haven't started this series yet? Check out Book #1
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