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Staff Favorites: Speculative Fiction

These audiobooks are sure to delight readers who want something more than just family drama in their stories. But be warned, here, there be dragons!

The Night Circus

By Erin Morgenstern
Narrated by Jim Dale /  13 hours 38 minutes

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a... Read More »

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His Majesty's Dragon

Temeraire: Book #1
By Naomi Novik
Narrated by Simon Vance /  9 hours 56 minutes

Aerial combat brings a thrilling new dimension to the Napoleonic Wars as valiant warriors rise to Britain’s defense by taking to the skies . . . not aboard aircraft but atop the mighty backs of fighting dragons.

When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes its precious cargo, an unhatched dragon egg, fate sweeps Capt. Will Laurence from... Read More »

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Carry On

A Novel
By Rainbow Rowell
Narrated by Euan Morton /  13 hours 37 minutes

#1 New York Times bestselling author!

Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who's ever been chosen.

That's what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he's probably right.

Half the time, Simon can't even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor's avoiding him, his... Read More »

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The Way of Kings

Book One of the Stormlight Archive
The Stormlight Archive: Book #1
By Brandon Sanderson
Narrated by Kate Reading & Michael Kramer /  45 hours 26 minutes

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings, Book One of the Stormlight Archive begins an incredible new saga of epic proportion.

Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals... Read More »

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The Library at Mount Char

By Scott Hawkins
Narrated by Hillary Huber /  16 hours 47 minutes

Neil Gaiman meets Joe Hill in this astonishingly original, terrifying, and darkly funny contemporary fantasy. Carolyn's not so different from the other human beings around her. She's sure of it. She likes guacamole and cigarettes and steak. She knows how to use a phone. She even remembers what clothes are for.

After all, she was a normal... Read More »

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Red Rising

The Mars Trilogy series: Book #1
By Pierce Brown
Narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds /  16 hours 11 minutes

Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children.
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The Dune Audio Collection - Abridged

By Frank Herbert
Narrated by Frank Herbert /  3 hours 23 minutes

Read by the author, this compilation of key excerpts from the brilliant Dune trilogy is melded with connective text written by Frank Herbert specifically for these recordings. Includes selections from Dune: The Banquet Scene, Sandworms of Dune, The Battles of Dune, and The Truths of Dune: Fear is the Mind Killer. Read More »

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Monstrous Regiment

Discworld: Book #31
By Terry Pratchett
Narrated by Stephen Briggs /  11 hours 36 minutes

War has come to Discworld…again.

And, to no one's great surprise, the conflict centers around the small, insufferably arrogant, strictly fundamentalist duchy of Borogravia, which has long prided itself on its ability to beat up on its neighbors. This time, however, it's Borogravia that's getting its long-overdue comeuppance, which has left the... Read More »

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Snuff

Discworld: Book #39
By Terry Pratchett
Narrated by Stephen Briggs /  11 hours 29 minutes

“Pratchett . . . has a satirist's instinct for the absurd and a cartoonist's eye for the telling detail."
—Daily Telegraph (London)

“The purely funniest English writer since Wodehouse.”
—Washington Post Book World

Sam Vimes, watch commander of Ankh-Morpork, is at long last taking a much-needed (and well deserved) vacation. But, of course, this is... Read More »

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