Sable, Sadness, and Sin | New Audiobook Releases

New Releases

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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I had hoped to have my review ready by the time this was released, but I received it 3 weeks late and it is 47.5 hours long.


Battlefield Earth

By: L Ron Hubbard / Narrator: Full Cast / Pub: Galaxy Audio / Length: 47:32

"1977. NASA launches the space probe Voyager 1. One of its missions: answer the question —is there intelligent life beyond our planet?


Fast-forward a thousand years. Question answered…by the Psychlos, an alien race who've proven just how terrifying intelligent life can be. Tracing Voyager 1 back to its origins, the Psychlos have scorched the Earth, all but wiped out the human race and stripped the planet of natural resources.


Now, in the year 3000, humankind faces total extinction. But in this post-apocalyptic world, as a new millennium arises, so too has the courageous Jonnie Goodboy Tyler. A natural-born leader, Jonnie manages to raise an army out of the remnants of humanity, knowing that against the seemingly invincible aliens, the uprising will require a daring strike on an epic scale."

Buzzed About

Elemental Masters, Book #11: A Study in Sable

By: Mercedes Lackey / Narrator: Gemma Dawson / Pub: Audible Studios / Length: 11:38

"Psychic Nan Killian and Medium Sarah Lyon-White - along with their clever birds: the raven, Neville; and the parrot, Grey - have been agents of Lord Alderscroft, the Elemental Fire Master known as the Wizard of London, since leaving school. Now Lord Alderscroft assigns them another commission: to work with the famous man living at 221 Baker Street - but not the one in flat B. They are to assist the man living in flat C. Dr. John Watson and his wife, Mary, themselves Elemental Masters of Water and Air, take the occult cases John's more famous friend disdains."

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Inside Out

Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller / Pub: Disney Press / Length: 2:14

"Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school."

Ivory and Bone

By: Julie Eshbaugh / Narrator: Michael Curran-Dorsano / Pub: HarperAudio / Length: 8:40

"Hunting, gathering, and keeping his family safe - that's the life 17-year-old Kol knows. Then bold, enigmatic Mya arrives from the south with her family, and Kol is captivated. He wants her to like and trust him, but any hopes of impressing her are ruined when he makes a careless - and nearly grave - mistake. However, there's something more to Mya's cool disdain - a history wrought with loss that comes to light when another clan arrives. With them is Lo, an enemy from Mya's past who Mya swears has ulterior motives."

The Marked Girl (#1)

By: Lindsey Klingele / Narrator: Amanda Dolan / Pub: HarperAudio / Length: 10:43

"When Cedric, crowned prince of Caelum, and his fellow royal friends (including his betrothed, Kat) find themselves stranded in modern-day LA via a magical portal and an evil traitor named Malquin, all they want to do is get home to Caelum - soon. Then they meet Liv, a filmmaker foster girl who just wants to get out of the system and on with her life. As she and Cedric bond, they'll discover that she's more connected to his world than they ever could've imagined...and that finding home is no easy task."

Sin Eater’s Daughter, Book #2: The Sleeping Prince

By: Melinda Salisbury / Narrator: Amy Shiels / Pub: Scholastic Audio / Length: 9:54

"Ever since her brother Lief disappeared, Errin's life has gone from bad to worse. Not only must she care for her sick mother, she has to scrape together rent money by selling illegal herbal cures. But none of that compares to the threat of the vengeful Sleeping Prince, whom the Queen just awoke from his enchanted sleep. "

Whispersync Deal Alert*: Audible = $3.47.

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Warcraft: The Official Movie Novelization

By: Christie Golden / Narrator: Toby Longworth / Pub: Audible Studios / Length: 6:59

"The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilisation faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction, and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home."

It's About Time

(Popular books that are now available on Audio)

The Marked, Book #1: Inception

By: Bianca Scardoni / Narrator: Bailey Carr / Pub: Audible Studios / Length: 14:07

"My name is Jemma Blackburn, and I have a secret. I know vampires are real. I watched one murder my father eight months ago, and even though they tried to convince me it didn't happen - that I'd lost touch with reality due to the trauma, I know what I saw was real. Hollow Hills is now the place I call home. It was supposed to be my chance at a normal life. My chance to bury my secret and start over."

Planet Urth, Book #2: The Savage Lands

By: Christopher & Jennifer Martucci / Narrator: Valerie Gilbert / Length: 6:58

"After fleeing the only refuge she's known for much of her life, Avery, along with her sister, June, and new friends, Will, Oliver, and Riley forge through the forest to uncharted territory in search of a better life, in search of other survivors. But Avery soon learns that life beyond the woods is far worse than she ever imagined. She finds that safety does not exist for human beings in a world run by Urthmen."

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If You Can't Wait

(New Releases that are not yet available on Audio)


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