Our Audible editors have picked a few of the fantastic titles which caught their eyes (and ears) recently, selected just for you.
Two and a half millennia ago, the artifact appeared in a remote corner of space, beside a trillion-year-old dying sun from a different universe. It was a perfect black-body sphere, and it did nothing. Then it disappeared. Now it is back and the key to solving it lies in the mind of the person who witnessed the first disturbance 2,500 years ago. But she's dead, and getting her to cooperate may not be altogether easy.
One difficult winter when her love life falls apart, Jen decides on Three Gifts to Self. Gift One and Two are reducing her workload and staying away from relationships for a while. Gift Three, the most important, is a month alone on a tiny, wild Greek island. 'This book is awesome, I was there, I was in Tilos enjoying every moment of Jennifer's experience. This audio book had me gripped from start to finish.' --Audible Reviewer
'I have to say that this is one of the best fantasy debuts I've read in a couple of years. The book proudly takes the stage set by the new wave of gritty fantasy (Scott Lynch, James Barclay and Joe Abercrombie). At first I worried this book would turn out to be Abercrombie-light, but the final third is handled so well that I had to give it the full 5 stars.' --Amazon Customer Review
Radio 4 recently broadcast Neverwhere as a six-part adaptation with a stellar cast: James McAvoy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Christopher Lee, Andrew Sachs, Jonny Vegas, and many more. Originally a TV series, Neil Gaiman adapted Neverwhere into a successful novel in 2005. Last year the audiobook was recorded. Listen now to the full, unbridged version of this cracking tale of an alternative subterranean London.
One of the UK's top comedians, Welsh comic Rhod Gilbert takes observational humour to a whole new level with his fantastical ranting on life’s minor irritations. This hilarious recording was recorded live in concert. Rhod tells how a chance encounter with a mince pie at a motorway service station finally sent him over the edge! 'Without doubt one of the best comedians anywhere in the world right now. --Time Out
When modest Quaker Honor Bright sails from Bristol with her sister, she is fleeing heartache for a new life in America. But tragedy leaves her alone and vulnerable, torn between two worlds and dependent on the kindness of strangers. Set in the tangled forests and sunlit cornfields of 1850s Ohio, Tracy Chevalier's vivid novel is the story of bad men and spirited women, unlikely friendships and the remarkable power of defiance.
First published in 1934 and banned in Boston for its explosive mixture of violence and eroticism, The Postman Always Rings Twice is a classic of the roman noir and regarded as one of the most important crime novels of the 20th century. It established James M. Cain as a major novelist with an unsparing vision of America's bleak underside, and was acknowledged by Albert Camus as the model for L'Etranger. Narrated by Stanley Tucci.
Skunk Cunningham is a normal little girl who nags her dad about smoking. She's being bullied by the Oswald girls who live next-door. And she has a crush on the au pair's boyfriend, who also happens to be her new school teacher. Then one day, she watches Bob Oswald beat friendless teenager Rick Buckley to a bloody pulp, and life is never the same again. The film of this brilliant debut novel won 'Best British Independent Film' at the British Independent Film Awards 2012.
It should have been the greatest day of David's life. But a chance encounter changes all of that. A man passes by and whispers: 'Remember me.' Soon, David realises that this man wants something from him that he may have no choice but to surrender. 'Marshall takes a standard revenge thriller and whip-cracks it into something more satirical... this expertly constructed thriller exploits modern anxieties.' --Financial Times
'A deeply moving story about what it means to be human. Aliens have conquered Earth and taken over the minds of humans, although some resist. When Wanderer is driven by her resistant human host to seek sanctuary among the people her host once knew, she faces rejection, hatred and violence, but also discovers the meaning of true love and friendship. This is a science fiction tale which is not my usual fair, but I thought it was very well written and I found the characters both complex and engaging.' --Audible Reviewer
Break free and get paid what you're worth. Self-Made Me shows you how to work how and where you want and earn what you're worth - not what an employer wants to get away with giving you. It's never been easier to be self-employed with today’s increased communications, mobile working and outsourcing. This engaging guide will show you how to make self-employment work for you.
Trudi Canavan creates a wonderfully detailed fantasy world in this tale of magic and sorcery. Tessia’s father is the village Healer. She is determined to follow in his footsteps. Her mother just wants her to find a husband. When Tessia instinctively uses magic one day while treating a patient, she finds herself facing an entirely different future – as a magician's apprentice. Tessia's new life opens up an exciting world of opportunities. However, her magical gifts also bear grave responsibilities...
Is there a sport you could turn professional at with only a year of coaching? How much would it cost to run a Formula One car as your family runaround? These, plus many more, are the questions posed and answered by Sportonomics. Written in a fun and accessible style by a bestselling author and featuring astute observations from the technical to entertaining, Sportonomics will change your perceptions of the games we love.
When English girl Sky sees bad boy Zed in her new American high school, she can't get him out of her head. He is the boy she will love for ever. Shadows stalk her past but a new evil threatens her future. Will Sky have the strength to control her destiny, or will the demons of her past prevent her from realising her true potential? 'Amazing... One of the best books I have ever listened to.' --Audible Reviewer