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
By: Suzette Haden Elgin
Narrated by: Amy Landon
Length: 13 hours 42 minutes
Originally published in 1984, this classic dystopian trilogy is a testament to the power of language and women's collective action.
In 2205, the Nineteenth Amendment has long been repealed and women are only valued for their utility. The Earth's economy depends on an insular group of linguists who "breed" women to be perfect interstellar... Read more »
By: Christina Henry
Narrated by: January LaVoy
Length: 8 hours 21 minutes
From the national bestselling author of Alice comes a postapocalyptic take on the perennial classic "Little Red Riding Hood"...about a woman who isn't as defenseless as she seems.
It's not safe for anyone alone in the woods. There are predators that come out at night: critters and coyotes, snakes and wolves. But the woman in the red jacket has... Read more »
By: Reed King
Narrated by: Dan Bittner & Peter Ganim
Length: 15 hours 19 minutes
"An epically concocted apocalyptic vision of America in all its faded glory." — Kirkus
"...a visionary head-trip of apocalyptic political satire; a kitchen sink quest story that reads like someone's high school RPG session gone full-on Technicolor bonkers.” — NPR.org
Reed King’s amazingly audacious audiobook is something of a cross between L....Read more » Learn more
By: Kate Hope Day
Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
Length: 8 hours 31 minutes
“A must-read—a gorgeous literary novel that asks us to imagine all the possible versions of ourselves that might exist.”—J. Courtney Sullivan, New York Times bestselling author of Saints for All Occasions
The residents of a sleepy mountain town are rocked by troubling visions of an alternate reality in this dazzling debut that combines the... Read more »
By: Sophie Mackintosh
Narrated by: Hannah Murray, Gemma Whelan & Morfydd Clark
Length: 7 hours 10 minutes
“A gripping, sinister fable!” —Margaret Atwood, via Twitter
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:
NPR • GLAMOUR • GOOD HOUSEKEEPING • LIT HUB • THRILLIST
King has tenderly staked out a territory for his wife and three daughters, Grace, Lia, and Sky. Here on his island, women are protected from the chaos and violence of men on the mainland. The... Read more »
By: Christina Dalcher
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
Length: 9 hours 26 minutes
THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER • ONE OF ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY'S AND SHEREADS' BOOKS TO READ AFTER THE HANDMAID'S TALE
“[An] electrifying debut.”—O, The Oprah Magazine
“The real-life parallels will make you shiver.”—Cosmopolitan
Set in a United States in which half the population has been silenced, Vox is the harrowing, unforgettable story of what one... Read more »
By: Jessica Chiarella
Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Joy Osmanski, Rebekkah Ross & Corey Brill
Length: 9 hours 52 minutes
What would you do if you had a second chance at life?
Hannah, David, Connie, and Linda have been given the second chance of a lifetime—genetically perfect bodies as part of a medically advanced pilot program seeking FDA approval. Their new bodies are exact replicas of their old selves—without the deadly illnesses they suffered from. Even better,... Read more »
By: Greg Bear
Narrated by: George Guidall
Length: 10 hours 54 minutes
Vergil's innovative experiment restructuring the cells of a common virus becomes a nightmare when, in order to save his research, Vergil injects the entire culture into his bloodstream. Read more »Learn more
By: Robert Charles Wilson
Narrated by: Scott Brick
One night in October when he was ten years old, Tyler Dupree stood in his back yard and watched the stars go out. They all flared into brilliance at once, then disappeared, replaced by a flat, empty black barrier. He and his best friends, Jason and Diane Lawton, had seen what became known as the Big Blackout. It would shape their lives.
The...Read more » Learn more
By: LeVar Burton
Narrated by: LeVar Burton
Length: 9 hours 58 minutes
The acclaimed actor’s shockingly prescient novel of speculative fiction “presents a near-future United States torn apart by civil war and deep racial strife” (Tampa Bay Times). For the first time ever, available as an audiobook read by the author.
America today is teetering on the edge of the alarming vision presented in LeVar Burton’s debut... 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: Shirley Jackson
Narrated by: Kirsten Potter & Dion Graham
Before there was Hill House, there was the Halloran mansion of Jackson’s stunningly creepy fourth novel, The Sundial
When the Halloran clan gathers at the family home for a funeral, no one is surprised when the somewhat peculiar Aunt Fanny wanders off into the secret garden. But then she returns to report an astonishing vision of an apocalypse... Read more »
By: Christina Dalcher
Narrated by: Brittany Pressley & Cassandra Morris
Length: 10 hours 53 minutes
One of PureWow’s 9 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in October!
A chilling look into an alternate near future where a woman and her daughter seek refuge in a women-only colony, only to find that the safe haven they were hoping for is the most dangerous place they could be.
Miranda Reynolds always thought she would rather die than live in Femlandia.... Read more »
By: Cherie Dimaline
Narrated by: Meegwun Fairbrother & Michelle St. John
The thrilling follow-up to the bestselling, award-winning novel The Marrow Thieves, about a dystopian world where the Indigenous people of North America are being hunted for their bone marrow and ability to dream.
Years ago, when plagues and natural disasters killed millions of people, much of the world stopped dreaming. Without dreams, people... Read more »
By: Luke Chmilenko & G.D. Penman
Narrated by: Luke Daniels
Maulkin and his Eternal buddies are on a roll. They're getting stronger, have two of the shards that will help prevent the return of an evil god, and even have a good idea where to find the rest.
Maybe Maulkin has taken a month off to hang out with his new elven girlfriend and learn how to swing his giant sword around, but hasn't he earned a... Read more »
By: Kate Jarvik Birch
Narrated by: Tina Wolstencroft
Ella isn't anyone's pet anymore, but she's certainly not free.
After exposing the dark secrets about NuPet's breeding program, forcing them to repeal the law that allowed genetically modified girls to be kept as pets, she thought girls like her would finally be free. She never dreamed that it would backfire. NuPet may have convinced the public... Read more »
By: Adam Silvera
Narrated by: Michael Crouch, Robbie Daymond & Bahni Turpin
Length: 8 hours 29 minutes
A love story with a difference - an unforgettable tale of life, loss and making each day count in the INTERNATIONAL NO. 1 BESTSELLING book of TIKTOK fame by Adam Silvera.
On September 5th, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: they're going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total... Read more »
By: Kendall Talbot
Narrated by: Piper Goodeve & Gabriel Vaughan
Prepare for a cruise like no other.
When an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) strikes Rose of the Sea, the pleasure cruise becomes a drifting nightmare. Powerless and desperate, the eleven hundred passengers and crew must face their new reality: No one is coming to save them.
The First Mate. The EMP destroys the captain's pacemaker, killing him in a... Read more »
By: Rae Carson
Narrated by: Amy Landon
Length: 10 hours 32 minutes
“Any Sign of Life is a heartbreaking story filled with courage, friendship, and personality. Paige Miller is the perfect team-up buddy in an apocalypse. I was with her when she lost everything, and stood right next to her when she took it all back.”—Wesley Chu, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of the War Arts Saga
When a teenage girl thinks...Read more » Learn more
By: Poul Anderson
Narrated by: James Fouhey
Humans and their genetically altered descendants struggle to find their place in a universe controlled by a benevolent artificial intelligence in this brilliant classic of future speculation.
On a far-future Earth, a linked system of artificial intelligences called the cybercosm runs the planet and the universe far more efficiently than any... Read more »