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The Prynne Viper by Bianca Marais
Narrated by Genesis Oliver, Shiro Kihagi, Bianca Amato, Julio Monge, Sura Siu
In a futuristic world where predictive software can map out the lives of every living person and their descendants, Naomi Prynne is on trial. The charge: endangerment by way of a pregnancy.
Thirteen jurors will determine whether Naomi is allowed to carry the pregnancy to term, but the jurors are also all plaintiffs, the software having predicted how Naomi Prynne’s child will affect each of them in life-changing ways. Among them: a history professor who has given up on her own dreams for the sake of the greater good; a student participating in his first ever trial who’s about to discover an earth-shattering truth; and a former mathematician, who knows all too well the dark machinations of the state, but is prohibited from speaking out against them. The future of the Prynne Viper— an acronym for “viable person”—is in their hands.
But this Prynne Viper is unlike Naomi’s other pregnancies. This time, Naomi Prynne is carrying a secret, one with the power to alter the future into something incalculable, and therefore, unpredictable.
The Sound at the End by Kirsty Logan
Narrated by Lisa Caruccio Came, Brava Alexiane Cazenave, Don Gilet, Laurel Lefkow, Erik Madsen, Freya Mavor, Yasmin Mwanza, Clive Russell
A chilling, immersive audio experience, The Sound at the End follows the eclectic crew of an Arctic research base and the newcomer who may uncover the secrets they’re each desperate to outrun, written by award-winning novelist Kirsty Logan and performed by a full cast.
On a near-abandoned research base in an Arctic ice field, a skeleton crew works to ensure the centre doesn’t collapse amid treacherous storms. Officially, Trieste Grayling arrives in order to explore and film a sunken shipwreck for a documentary film; privately, she’s working through a complicated grief. Trieste soon realises she’s not the only one who was attracted to this intense isolation in order to escape her ghosts.
Each of the crew members harbour dark secrets: Mal, the ever-competent medic conducting mysterious therapy sessions, Sweetie, the reclusive engineer with scarred hands, Thorsteinn, the aloof diver tender, Avelina, the temperamental base manager whose stories of home don’t quite add up, Grace, an underwater welder and recovering addict, and Judd, the erratic former member of a ‘90s boy band. As they begin to reach breaking point, each one’s hidden ghosts finally comes into the light.
The Midnight Orchestra by Jessica Khoury
Narrated by Suzy Jackson
In this spellbinding sequel to The Mystwick School of Musicraft bursting with music and mystery, Amelia must master the magic of Composing to help her school win a magic competition—and save her friends from a mysterious evil.
Things are finally looking up for Amelia Jones: she’s officially a Mystwick student, and she even has a teacher to help her learn how to use her rare Composing magic. When Mystwick enters an international magic competition, it’s Amelia’s chance to Compose something that will help them win the day. The only problem is that she still doesn’t understand how her powers work. But then she hears about a super exclusive Midnight Orchestra—half performance, half magical black market—and Amelia is sure that’s where she’ll find the answer to her Composing problem.
But the Midnight Orchestra is far more sinister than it initially appears and if Amelia can’t unlock her Composing powers, not only will Mystwick lose the musicraft competition, she won’t be able to rescue her friends from the danger unleashed in this thrilling adventure.
With original compositions by Nat Osborn
A Farewell to Charms by Molly Harper
Narrated by Jonathan Davis, Amanda Ronconi
Queen of paranormal romantic comedy Molly Harper delivers love and laughter in this magnificent series finale—available in audio first!
Eva Boudreaux keeps the truth about her life before arriving in Mystic Bayou a carefully guarded secret, flying under the radar as a talented boat mechanic. In the swampy little town filled with powerful supernatural beings, Eva never expected to strike up a charged flirtation with one of the Bayou’s human residents.
Alex Lancaster is far too polished for Eva’s taste—not to mention the danger that comes with his high-ranking position in the League, which could expose her secrets. Trouble is, she can’t resist his disarming sense of humor or the chemistry that crackles to life whenever he’s near. Will Alex be able to handle a woman like her? Or will her difficult past keep them apart?
Either way, they’ll need to join forces to solve one final mystery in Mystic Bayou. The fate of the town—and their hearts—depends upon it.
Chance: A Tale in Two Parts by Joseph Conrad
Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki
“Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade since it consists principally of dealings with men.” (Joseph Conrad, Chance)
Flora de Barral, the daughter of a bankrupt businessman and swindler, must find her own way in the world when her father is convicted of financial speculation. Unfortunately, this is no easy thing for a single and vulnerable young woman in turn-of-the-century London.
Originally published serially starting in 1912, Chance is told chiefly by Conrad’s regular narrator Charles Marlow, who is helped along by some other very observant characters. Together, these narrators unfold the story of Flora’s desperate attempts to navigate society and contend with the difficulties of forever relying on the compassion of others for her welfare, a compassion that rarely comes without certain strings attached.
Flora must find a way to maintain her dignity and find happiness in a world that, frankly, does not seem to want her to have either. A commercial success thanks to Conrad’s timely focus on “the New Woman” and his exploration of the new fad of financial speculation, Chance explores what a woman can and must do in such a world when she has “no resources but in herself. Her only means of action is to be what she is”.
Mastering the Skill of Reinvention by Coach Pamela Mitchell
Narrated by Coach Pamela Mitchell
Is there a dream you have, or a change you want to make? But perhaps you’re feeling stuck or wonder if you’re on the wrong path. Or maybe you’ve been searching for work that aligns with your purpose—and, preferably, supports your lifestyle too. Whatever it is, you’re ready for a shift, but you don’t know how to bridge the gap from where you are to where you want to be.
You have found your guide. Coach Pamela Mitchell is a reinvention expert both personally—switching from Wall Street to entertainment—and professionally. She’s coached clients through successful leaps for nearly twenty years, and now she can help you.
In Mastering the Skill of Reinvention, Coach Pamela delivers a step-by-step process for shifting gears in work or life. As she explodes your myths and mindset blocks, she guides you through each element of the reinvention journey from vision mapping to goal setting to tactical organization and launch. Filled with real-life examples from her years of reinvention coaching, this Audible Original is the guide for turning the life you dream of into the life you actually live.