Best audiobooks of the month | August 2018

1The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 22-03-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Podium Publishing

After a dust storm forces astronaut Mark Watney’s crew to abandon him on Mars, believing him already dead, he is stranded and isolated with no way out and no means of communication with the Earth he’s left behind. But Mark is determined, resourceful and an engineer – three things which stand him in good stead, and as he overcomes one obstacle after another, Andy Weir’s thrilling Science Fiction novel unfolds. This Audie Award finalist audiobook of The Martian is available from Audible and includes Andy Weir’s newly reimagined ending.

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2A Game of Thrones

  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Series: Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1
  • Length: 33 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-11-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Game of Thrones Book One: A Song of Ice and Fire written by George R. R. Martin is an immensely popular fantasy series audiobook narrated by veteran British actor Roy Dotrice. Now also a leading Sky Atlantic TV series by HBO. Listeners are introduced to an addictive plot and unforgettable characters in this first installment. Time feels lost in the harshness of endless brutal seasons, impenetrable landscapes and the constant, unwavering battle for the Iron Throne. The Throne means survival. Dark forces, lust and bloodshed will be used to get to it. Available from Audible now.

3Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Audio Collection

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry – introductions
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 71 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 27-02-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios

Winner of Audible’s 2017 Members’ Choice Award

“…it was reading the Sherlock Holmes stories as a boy that first turned me on to the power of writing and storytelling.” (Stephen Fry)

Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle’s detective fiction, Fry has narrated the complete works of Sherlock Holmes – four novels and five collections of short stories. And, exclusively for Audible, Stephen has written and narrated nine insightful, intimate and deeply personal introductions to each title.

Stephen Fry is an English actor, screenwriter, author, playwright, journalist, comedian, television presenter, film director and all round national treasure. He is the acclaimed narrator of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter audiobooks and most recently recorded The Tales of Max Carrados for Audible Studios. Stephen has contributed columns and articles to newspapers and magazines, appears frequently on radio and has written four novels and three volumes of autobiography.

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4Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-04-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
Earth’s future is bleak in the gripping sci-fi fantasy audiobook Ready Player One, written by the brilliant Ernest Cline and narrated by American actor Wil Wheaton. Set in the near future, most of the human race have locked themselves into a virtual reality to escape the planet that the past generations had destroyed. Within this virtual existence lies the answer to infinite riches and Wade Watts spends every second on the treasure hunt. It is a frenzied race with countless players, all infected with desperation. The danger is intense and will affect them all. Available now from Audible.

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