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AVENGERS: INFINITY

AVENGERS: INFINITY

by James A. Moore | Read by Dion Graham

Marvel | Unabridged
Science Fiction

Narrator Dion Graham takes a complex story involving Earth's premiere superhero team, the Avengers, and gives each character--from the alien space gods to good old Captain America--a distinctive voice. The work takes the most complex Avengers storyline in a decade and combines it with a new one involving Thanos, making them both understandable. This is an edge-of-your-seat... Read More

CHAOS VECTOR

CHAOS VECTOR The Protectorate, Book 2

by Megan E. O'Keefe | Read by Joe Jameson

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Science Fiction

Joe Jameson, an adept narrator of the genre, highlights his characterization skills masterfully in this sci-fi audiobook. The second in the Protectorate series, the story is a slow burn of politics and interpersonal relationships. The plot, as conspiracy-filled as the first installment, thickens as Sanda strives to figure out where the coordinates in her mind lead and what they... Read More

DAREDEVIL: PREDATOR'S SMILE

DAREDEVIL: PREDATOR'S SMILE

by Christopher Golden | Read by Dion Graham

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Science Fiction

Daredevil is not a Marvel Comics superhero heavy hitter like Thor or Iron Man, and he doesn't want to be. As narrator Dion Graham makes clear, Daredevil is content with keeping his New York neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen as safe as he can. Graham conjures up the gritty New York scenes in this audiobook without the need for distracting sound effects. He uses just his powerful... Read More

THE DOORS OF EDEN

THE DOORS OF EDEN

by Adrian Tchaikovsky | Read by Sophie Aldred

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Science Fiction

Narrator Sophie Aldred successfully meets the many challenges of this unique sci-fi action-adventure. The story opens with Lee, who has spent years searching for alien creatures, though without much hope. But when cracks between alternative Earths allow different sentient beings to intermingle, she becomes entangled with a variety of life forms. Aldred gives each creature a... Read More

DUNE: THE DUKE OF CALADAN

DUNE: THE DUKE OF CALADAN The Caladan Trilogy, Book 1

by Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson | Read by Scott Brick

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Science Fiction

Scott Brick narrates a prequel to the Dune series centered on House Atreides one year before the events of the original book. Primarily aimed at die-hard fans, the story incorporates the political maneuvering, thundering action, and unusual magic that are the hallmarks of the series. Brick's narration struggles to elevate the uneven prose but injects a precise intensity.... Read More

FOREST 404

FOREST 404

Earphones Award Winner

by Timothy X Atack | Read by Pearl Mackie, Pippa Haywood, Tanya Moodie

BBC Audio | Audio Program
Science Fiction

Stop everything and listen to this stunning eco-thriller, first published as a BBC podcast. Narrator Pearl Mackie's earnest, affable portrayal of a librarian who is lured by a recording of a rainforest that her government inexplicably deems dangerous will immerse listeners. Tanya Moody, in turn, offers a chilling, and quite sultry, performance as a villain. Pippa Haywood's tone... Read More

FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (STAR WARS)

FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (STAR WARS)

by Seth Dickinson, Hank Green, R.F. Kuang, Martha Wells, Kiersten White | Read by Jonathan Davis, Sean Elias-Reyes, Dion Graham, Jon Hamm, January LaVoy, Soneela Nankani, Marc Thompson, Sam Witwer, Emily Woo Zeller

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Science Fiction

This series retells the Star Wars movies through the perspectives of various supporting characters. In this second entry, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK is presented as 40 short stories by a rotating cast of talented audiobook narrators. Listeners may benefit from rewatching the movie in order to fully visualize the stories, especially those featuring aliens, droids, and other Star... Read More

HOW THE MULTIVERSE GOT ITS REVENGE

HOW THE MULTIVERSE GOT ITS REVENGE Arithmancy and Anarchy, The Thorne Chronicles, Book 2

by K. Eason | Read by Nicole Poole

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Science Fiction

Nicole Poole narrates this space opera with fairy-tale elements. After renouncing her title of princess and departing to become a privateer at the edge of space, Rory Thorne and her crew unexpectedly encounter both a sentient bioweapon and an unknown, hostile xeno species. Now that the story has shifted focus, Poole has a range of new, nonhuman species who require new vocal... Read More

THE LAST CAMPAIGN

THE LAST CAMPAIGN Near-Earth Mysteries, Book 2

Earphones Award Winner

by Martin L. Shoemaker | Read by Rebecca Mozo

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Science Fiction

Rebecca Mozo impressively introduces life in Maxwell City, on Mars, along with the array of international citizens who make up the settlement. Listeners will meet founder Nicolau Aames and his wife, police chief Rosalia Morais, and learn about the city's everyday life, food, unique gardening, restaurants, and stores. Characters sound realistic as Morais's job becomes more... Read More

THE LAST DANCE

THE LAST DANCE Near-Earth Mysteries, Book 1

by Martin Shoemaker | Read by Joyce Bean, Natalie Naudus, Whitney Dykhouse, Rebecca Mozo, Christopher Lane, Donna Postel, Leon Nixon, Ron Butler

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Science Fiction

This intriguing audiobook tells the multilayered story of a mutiny in space in which nothing is simple. The production uses an ensemble of eight narrators, most of whom play characters who lend their perspective on events. The accused mutineer is Nicolai Aames, controversial captain of the Earth-Mars vessel ALDRIN, who is beloved by his crew but hated by politicians and fellow... Read More

THE LAST WRITER

THE LAST WRITER Or: Why the Robot Revolution Failed

by J.F. Lawton | Read by Micah Mason

LPO | Unabridged
Science Fiction

Narrator Micah Mason introduces Kyron, an aging robot who was among a group designed to wipe out humanity during several failed Robot Revolutions. Kyron now has a job in pizza delivery--along with the occasional assassination assignment. As exuberantly portrayed by Mason, he is a believable mix of sarcasm toward humans and kindness toward his beloved cats. His latest mission is... Read More

THE LOOP

THE LOOP

by Jeremy Robert Johnson | Read by Inés del Castillo

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Science Fiction

Something's terribly wrong in Turner Falls, Oregon. Narrator Inés del Castillo gets this audiobook off to a quick start with an excerpt from a conspiracy-laden podcast. She introduces a class of students who are counting down their final days of high school. The story focuses on Lucy and her best friend, Bucket, who have the taint of being brown-skinned in a white school. As... Read More

MACHINE

MACHINE White Space, Book 2

by Elizabeth Bear | Read by Adjoa Andoh

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Science Fiction

Narrator Adjoa Andoh is a true storyteller. She has a natural, engaging manner as Dr. Jens, a trauma rescue specialist who tends to people, aliens, and androids. When the doctor is confronted with more than 10,000 humans who have been in cryogenic suspension for 600 years, the situation raises a lot of questions. Andoh depicts Dr. Jen as a person who creates a fast rapport with... Read More

READY PLAYER TWO

READY PLAYER TWO Ready Player One, Book 2

by Ernest Cline | Read by Wil Wheaton

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Science Fiction

Narrator Wil Wheaton returns in this much anticipated sci-fi sequel full of nostalgic romps through 1980s pop culture. Wade Watts has just discovered James Halliday's greatest invention yet, which has the potential to make the virtual utopia called the Oasis even more addictive. With its release comes a new quest involving the catalog of John Hughes movies, Tolkien's... Read More

THE SAINTS OF SALVATION

THE SAINTS OF SALVATION Salvation Sequence, Book 3

by Peter F. Hamilton | Read by John Lee

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Science Fiction

Narrator John Lee gives the poignant conclusion of the Salvation Sequence trilogy an action-packed performance. The stars hold a sinister threat for humanity in the 23rd century as a previously benign alien race begins a crusade. Following messages from the distant future, the Olyix start abducting thousands of humans and preparing them for sacrifice. Lee's precise voice sweeps... Read More

THE SALVAGE CREW

THE SALVAGE CREW

by Yudhanjaya Wijeratne | Read by Nathan Fillion

Podium Audio | Unabridged
Science Fiction

Nathan Fillion narrates this science fiction adventure detailing the escapades of a hopelessly outmatched crew that encounters hostile forces on a distant planet. With animation and wry humor, Fillion introduces listeners to OC, an artificially intelligent yet poetic overseer who supervises a motley crew that is assigned to explore the planet Urmahon Beta. From the moment they... Read More

SEVEN DEVILS

SEVEN DEVILS

by Laura Lam, Elizabeth May | Read by Christina Traister

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Science Fiction

Christina Traister takes listeners on a wild ride across the galaxy as she narrates this space opera. A motley crew of resistance fighters is trying to free the galaxy from the bloodthirsty Tholosian Empire. The five primary crew members include a fugitive warrior princess, a hothead pilot, a former concubine, a soldier, and a tech prodigy. It's a lot of big personalities to... Read More

TO HOLD UP THE SKY

TO HOLD UP THE SKY

by Cixin Liu | Read by Brian Nishii, Catherine Cho, Emily Woo Zeller, Feodor Chin, Greg Chun, Nancy Wu, Natalie Naudus, P. J. Ochlan, Robert Fass, Vikas Adam

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Science Fiction

Ten talented narrators perform a collection of award-winning short stories from one of China's most prolific and lauded science fiction authors. The stories run the gamut from a rural mountain village holding off an alien invasion to a future in which humanity's every move is predicted by computers. The narrators are well suited to their stories, with each bringing a personal... Read More

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