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The Assassin's Creed video game franchise follows an intriguing premise: a centuries-old secret war between the Assassin Brotherhood and the Templar Order, fought through various historical time periods and told from a modern-day perspective. The games are vast, immersive, and challenging with intricate puzzles, and, of course, deadly stealth assassinations. Assassin’s Creed: Gold is an all-new Audible Original multi-cast drama and stand-alone story that takes place during the Great Recoinage of 1696. Riz Ahmed, Danny Wallace, Tamara Lawrance, and Anthony Head as Isaac Newton (!!) give stellar performances in this breathtaking listen that captures the adrenaline-fueled action sequences from the video games. I must say that it does help if you’re just a tad familiar with the Assassin’s Creed world as there are some surprises from past games, but not so much where you’d be lost in the story. Bring on more video game-inspired listens!
John Cena's takeover continues
John Cena’s jump from champion wrestler to all around megastar has been one of the more exciting career transformations to watch over the past few years, mostly because he seems to go be good at everything—including narration. And the high-profile cast of this Audible Original about a could’ve been, should’ve been football star forced to move back home doesn’t start and end there. Anna Chlumsky, Jane Curtin, Will Forte, Leslie Jones, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Jay Pharaoh, and more all play a part in making 64th Man one of the funniest things I’ve listened to this year.