Earth, Empire, and Elven-Fire | 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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Congratulations to Book Cupidity who won the title game last week by correctly identifying the 3 books I pulled my post title from.


Being released this week are the final novels in two popular series: "The Long Earth" #5 by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter and "Temeraire" #9 by Naomi Novik. Will you be sad to see them go?

Buzzed About

Brotherband, Book #6: The Ghostfaces

By: John A Flanagan / Narrator: John Keating / Pub: Listening Library / Length: 10:54


"When the Brotherband crew are caught in a massive storm at sea, they're blown far off course and wash up on the shores of a land so far west that Hal can't recognize it from any of his maps. Eerily, the locals are nowhere in sight, yet the Herons have a creeping feeling they are being watched."

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The Long Earth, Book #5: The Long Cosmos

Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter / Narrator: Michael Fenton Stevens / Pub: Harper Audio / Length: 12:22

"It's 2070-71. Nearly six decades after Step Day, a new society continues to evolve in the Long Earth. Now, a message has been received: "Join us". The Next - the hyperintelligent posthumans - realize that the missive contains instructions for kick-starting the development of an immense artificial intelligence known as The Machine. But to build this computer the size of an Earth continent, they must obtain help from the more populous and still industrious worlds of mankind."

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Machineries of Empire, Book #1: Ninefox Gambit

By: Yoon Ha Lee / Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller / Pub: Recorded Books / Length: 10:52

"To win an impossible war, Captain Kel Cheris must awaken an ancient weapon and a despised traitor general.


Captain Kel Cheris of the Hexarchate is disgraced for using unconventional methods in a battle against heretics. Kel Command gives her the opportunity to redeem herself by retaking the Fortress of Scattered Needles, a star fortress that has recently been captured by heretics. Cheris' career isn't the only thing at stake. If the fortress falls, the Hexarchate itself might be next."

Whispersync Deal Alert*: Audible = $3.47.

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Temeraire, Book #9: League of Dragons

By: Naomi Novik / Narrator: Simon Vance / Pub: Tantor Audio / Length: 12:15

"The deadly campaign in Russia has cost both Napoleon and those allied against him. Napoleon has been denied his victory…but at a terrible price. Lawrence and the dragon Temeraire pursue the fleeing French army back west, but are demoralized when Napoleon makes it back to Paris unscathed. Worse, they soon learn that the French have stolen Termeraire and Iskierka’s egg. Now, it is do or die, as our heroes not only need to save Temeraire’s offspring but also to stop Napoleon for good!"

Whispersync Deal Alert*: Audible = $3.47.

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It's About Time

(Popular books that are now available on Audio)


By: Jasper T Scott / Narrator: James Patrick Cronin / Pub: Audible Studios / Length: HH:MM

"The year is AD 2790. With space elevators and giant orbital fleets hovering over Earth, open war looks inevitable, and people are anxious to get away. The lines are drawn, with the Confederacy in the East and the First World Alliance in the West. In hopes of finding a refuge from the looming war, the Alliance is sending Captain Alexander de Leon to explore an Earth-type planet, code-named Wonderland, but at the last minute before launch, a Confederate fleet leaves orbit on a trajectory that threatens both the mission and Alliance sovereignty. "

Whispersync Deal Alert*: Kindle + Audible = $4.98.

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The Gifting, Book #3: The Gathering

By: KE Ganshert / Narrator: Heather Masters / Length: 12:03

"Luka isn't dead. He's not beyond saving. Tess knows because she saw him with her own eyes. After what she saw, she's sure of one thing: If they don't rescue him soon, Luka won't be Luka anymore. If only she could convince the other members of the hub. They're not sure Tess saw what she claims she saw. And they're preoccupied by the fact that their kind is being systematically eradicated. Answers lie in an ancient prophecy, one that revolves around a 17-year-old girl who never asked for any of this."

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Haven't started this series yet? Check out Book #1

Meta Superheros, Book #2: The Second Wave

By: Tom Reynolds / Narrator: Kirby Heyborne / Pub: Tantor Audio / Length: 8:54

"Summer's over, and Connor Connolly is headed back to school to start junior year. But with metabands falling from the sky, the world has changed overnight, and now there are thousands of new metahumans. Just like regular humans, not all metahumans are using their new powers for good. Now, Connor's not only dealing with the pressures of being a super-human and training with his mentor, Midnight, but also has to balance relationships with the people he cares for most - people who find themselves on different sides of the fence when it comes to their feelings about the new metahumans and the impact they're having on everyone else's lives."

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*Prices subject to change. Must purchase Audible version after obtaining a Kindle copy to get the discount.

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