By: Tahereh Mafi
Narrated by: Kate Simses
Length: 9 hours 12 minutes
The gripping first installment in New York Times bestselling author Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me series.
One touch is all it takes. One touch, and Juliette Ferrars can leave a fully grown man gasping for air. One touch, and she can kill.
No one knows why Juliette has such incredible power. It feels like a curse, a burden that one person alone could...Read more » Learn more
By: John Marrs
Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Vicki Hall, Simon Bubb, Jot Davies & Sophie Aldred
Length: 11 hours 1 minutes
Now on Netflix!
A Wall Street Journal Best Science Fiction Book of 2018
“Just try to put this gripping thriller down once you pick it up.” —AARP
“A shock on every other page.” —Wall Street Journal
How far would you go to find The One?
A simple DNA test is all it takes. Just a quick mouth swab and soon you’ll be matched with your perfect... Read more »
By: Veronica Roth
Narrated by: Emma Galvin
Length: 11 hours 11 minutes
Discover or return to the dystopian series that's captured the hearts of millions of teen and adult readers! This first in Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent series of books is the novel the inspired the major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Kate Winslet.
Perfect for fans of the Hunger Games and...Read more » Learn more
By: Hari Kunzru
Narrated by: Hari Kunzru
Length: 8 hours 44 minutes
ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES'S 100 NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2020
ONE OF NPR's BEST BOOKS OF 2020
ONE OF THE A.V. CLUB'S 15 FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2020
From the widely acclaimed author of White Tears, a bold new novel about searching for order in a world that frames madness as truth.
After receiving a prestigious writing fellowship in Germany, the narrator of Red... Read more »
By: Cory Doctorow
Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
Length: 11 hours 52 minutes
Marcus, a.k.a “w1n5t0n,” is only seventeen years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works–and how to work the system. Smart, fast, and wise to the ways of the networked world, he has no trouble outwitting his high school’s intrusive but clumsy surveillance systems.
But his whole world changes when he and his friends find... Read more »
By: Lois Lowry
Narrated by: Ron Rifkin
Length: 4 hours 47 minutes
Lois Lowry’s The Giver is the quintessential dystopian novel, followed by its remarkable companions, Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.
Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12 he is singled out to receive... Read more »
By: Django Wexler
Narrated by: Morgan Hallett
Length: 3 hours 57 minutes
"You're finished. The house owns you now." Kas is a junior academic on a research mission to Old Earth. When a con artist tricks her into wagering a huge sum of money she doesn’t have on the outcome of a manned robot arena battle she becomes drawn into the seedy underworld of Old Earth politics and state-sponsored battle-droid prizefights. Is... Read more »Learn more
By: Karen Thompson Walker
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 10 hours 28 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS’ CHOICE • An ordinary town is transformed by a mysterious illness that triggers perpetual sleep in this mesmerizing novel from the bestselling author of The Age of Miracles.
“Stunning.”—Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven • “A startling, beautiful portrait of a community in peril.”—Entertainment... Read more »
By: Sarah Raughley
Narrated by: Ione Butler
Length: 17 hours 16 minutes
An African tightrope walker who can’t die gets embroiled in a secret society’s deadly gladiatorial tournament in this thrilling historical fantasy set in an alternate 1880s London, perfect for fans of The Last Magician and The Gilded Wolves.
As an African tightrope dancer in Victorian London, Iris is used to being strange. She is certainly a... Read more »
By: Marie Lu
Narrated by: Natalie Naudus
Length: 11 hours 58 minutes
"Natalie Naudus turns in a blockbuster performance of this riveting saga...Her performance demonstrates how a strong, consistent narrative voice can amplify the intricacies within a text. Fans of Marie Lu will not be disappointed." -- AudioFile Magazine
This program includes a bonus conversation between the author and narrator.
A broken world.
By: Jesse Ball
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell & Kirby Heyborne
Length: 7 hours 47 minutes
***LONG-LISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD***
From the author of Silence Once Begun, a beguiling new novel about a man starting over at the most basic level, and the strange woman who insinuates herself into his life and memory.
A man and a woman have moved into a small house in a small village. The woman is an “examiner,” the man, her “claimant.”... Read more »
By: Gish Jen
Narrated by: William DeMeritt
Length: 8 hours 50 minutes
The provocative, moving, and paradoxically buoyant story of one family struggling to maintain their humanity in circumstances that threaten their every value.
The time: not so long from now. The place: AutoAmerica, a country surveilled by one “Aunt Nettie,” a Big Brother that is part artificial intelligence, part internet, and oddly human—even... Read more »
By: Claire North
Narrated by: Peter Kenny
Length: 13 hours 1 minutes
“ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I'VE READ IN RECENT YEARS. THOUGHT PROVOKING, IMAGINATIVE AND PACKS A HELL OF AN EMOTIONAL PUNCH.” —Adrian Tchaikovsky, author of Children of Time
From one of the most imaginative writers of her generation comes an extraordinary vision of the future…
Ven was once a holy man, a keeper of ancient archives. It was his duty to...
By: C. Robert Cargill
Narrated by: Vikas Adam
Length: 8 hours 32 minutes
In this harrowing apocalyptic adventure—from the author of the critically acclaimed Sea of Rust—noted novelist and co-screenwriter of Marvel’s Doctor Strange C. Robert Cargill explores the fight for purpose and agency between humans and robots in a crumbling world.
It was a day like any other. Except it was our last . . .
It’s on this day that...Read more » Learn more
By: Jeff VanderMeer
Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
Length: 7 hours 45 minutes
A messianic blue fox who slips through warrens of time and space on a mysterious mission. A homeless woman haunted by a demon who finds the key to all things in a strange journal. A giant leviathan of a fish, centuries old, who hides a secret, remembering a past that may not be its own.
Three ragtag rebels waging an endless war for the fate of...Read more » Learn more
By: Kimi Eisele
Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
Length: 10 hours 29 minutes
What if the end times allowed people to see and build the world anew? This is the landscape that Kimi Eisele creates in her surprising and original debut novel. Evoking the spirit of such monumental love stories as Cold Mountain and the creative vision of novels like Station Eleven, The Lightest Object in the Universe tells the story of what... Read more »Learn more
By: Alyson Hagy
Narrated by: Shannon McManus
Length: 5 hours 33 minutes
A haunting, evocative tale about the power of storytelling
A brutal civil war has ravaged the country, and contagious fevers have decimated the population. Abandoned farmhouses litter the isolated mountain valleys and shady hollows. The economy has been reduced to barter and trade.
In this craggy, unwelcoming world, the central character of Scribe...Read more » Learn more
By: Tyrell Johnson
Narrated by: Jayme Mattler
Length: 8 hours 53 minutes
A post-apocalyptic debut novel in a tradition that includes The Hunger Games and Station Eleven, this vision of a possible future shows humanity pushed beyond its breaking point, the forging of vital bonds when everything is lost, and, most centrally, a heroic young woman who crosses a frozen landscape to find her destiny.
Lynn McBride has... Read more »
By: C. Robert Cargill
Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
Length: 10 hours 25 minutes
A scavenger robot wanders in the wasteland created by a war that has destroyed humanity in this evocative post-apocalyptic "robot western" from the critically acclaimed author, screenwriter, and noted film critic.
It’s been thirty years since the apocalypse and fifteen years since the murder of the last human being at the hands of robots....Read more » Learn more
By: Walter Tevis
Narrated by: Nicole Poole & Robert Fass
Length: 9 hours 41 minutes
In a world where the human population has suffered devastating losses, a handful of survivors cling to what passes for life in a post-apocalyptic, dying landscape. A world where humans wander, drugged and lulled by electronic bliss. A dying world of no children and no art, where reading is forbidden. And a strange love triangle: Spofforth, who... Read more »Learn more
By: Maria Ingrande Mora
Narrated by: James Fouhey
Length: 10 hours 57 minutes
Sixteen-year-old Nate is a Gem—a Genetically Engineered Medical Surrogate—created by Gathos City scientists as a cure for the elite from the fatal lung rot ravaging the population. As a child, Nate was smuggled out of the laboratory where he was held captive and taken into the Withers—a quarantined, lawless region. He manages to survive by... Read more »Learn more
By: Lauren Beukes
Narrated by: Bianca Amato
Length: 14 hours 5 minutes
Children of Men meets The Handmaid's Tale in this "smartly written" and "splendid" thriller about how far a mother will go to protect her son from a hostile world transformed by the absence of men (Stephen King).
Most of the men are dead. Three years after the pandemic known as The Manfall, governments still hold and life continues—but a world... Read more »
By: Ray Loriga
Narrated by: Michael Patrick Flanagan Smith & Michael Patrick F. Smith
Length: 4 hours 31 minutes
"[A] riveting, and original, achievement."—WIREDFrom award-winning Spanish author Ray Loriga comes a dystopian novel about authority, manipulation, and the disappearance of privacy that “calls to mind The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood [and] Blindness by José Saramago” (Alfaguara Prize Winner Citation). Ten long years have passed since war...Read more » Learn more
By: Kassandra Montag
Narrated by: Hillary Huber
Length: 12 hours 59 minutes
An inventive and riveting epic saga, After the Flood signals the arrival of an extraordinary new talent.
A little more than a century from now, our world has been utterly transformed. After years of slowly overtaking the continent, rising floodwaters have obliterated America’s great coastal cities and then its heartland, leaving nothing but an...Read more » Learn more