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Tolkien’s Middle-earthFrom The Silmarillion to the Lord of the Rings, this unforgettable, genre-defining fantasy epic and feat of world-building is simply unparalleled.
Wheel of TimeThis Robert Jordan favorite featuring Audie-winning narrators Michael Kramer and Kate Reading draws listeners into a world where Ages come and pass.
The Witcher SagaToss a coin to your witcher, Geralt of Rivia, a merciless assassin and sorcerer on a mission to destroy monsters.
EarthseaUrsula K. Le Guin’s epic follows the adventures of Ged, a bold yet overconfident young wizard with unsurpassed talents.
Stormlight ArchiveIn a war-torn world, 10 armies fitted with mystical weapons battle a single foe and seek answers in an ancient text.
The Broken EarthFrom award-winning author N. K. Jemisin comes this gripping trilogy about tragic endings—and an essential destruction.
A Song of Ice and FirePolitical intrigue meets family drama meets a violent and enrapturing fantasy world in the struggle for the Iron Throne.
The Daevabad TrilogyHear what unfolds in a magical Middle Eastern kingdom when a sham clairvoyant summons a genuine djinn.
Throne of GlassTwo rogue killers-for-hire are on the run from their employer–the ruthless Assassin’s Guild–in this gritty fantasy epic.
Kingkiller ChroniclePatrick Rothfuss crafts a magical world in which a young, determined hero searches for meaning in the universe.
MistbornIn the Final Empire, ash falls from the sky and evil cloaks the land. Can a pair of unlikely heroes bring light back to their world?
DiscworldThis quirky, tongue-in-cheek fantasy soars thanks to Sir Terry Pratchett’s skewering wit and smart parody.
Jane YellowrockJane Yellowrock, a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires, is drawn into a dark underworld of vampire clan rivalries.
Iron Druid ChroniclesFind a cool, funny, tattooed fantasy hero in Atticus O’Sullivan. He might look 21, but he’s been hounded by an angry Celtic god for centuries.
October DayeChangeling October "Toby" Daye rejects her fae heritage in favor of a "normal" life—until a curse and a mystery draw her into the immortal realm.
The Dresden FilesWizard Harry Dresden’s unconventional detective work takes him into the underbelly of Chicago, where grisly supernatural crimes unfold.
The OthersWhen a blood prophet on the lam takes a job alongside a shape-shifter, it complicates the delicate balance keeping humans safe.
All SoulsA saga of magic and suspense, starring a studious descendant of witches with an obsession for a long-lost book of spells.
Alex VerusMagic shop owner Alex Verus has a gift for foreseeing the future, so he knows just what he’s in for when asked to take on black magic.
HeartstrikersMeek and gentle dragon Julius is forced to prove his might—and his ruthlessness—in this Audie Award-winning series.
The HollowsRachel Morgan is a bounty hunter hired to catch Cincinnati’s lawbreakers. She’s also a witch who runs with vampires.
The MaddAddam TrilogyMargaret Atwood again demonstrates her knack for chilling speculative fiction with a tale of how the world became a wasteland.
Zombie FalloutFollow snarky survivalist Michael Talbot as he struggles to keep loved ones safe from ravenous hordes of zombies.
Novels of the ChangeWhen The Change suddenly grips the globe, civilization as we know it crumbles. Now it’s up to the survivors to pick up the pieces.
The Sixth WorldThe mystical Dinétah reservation is reborn just as the world ends, though monstrous foes and supernatural beings still pose a threat.
Hell DiversAfter WWIII poisoned the planet, humanity survives on lifeboats in the sky—and depends on divers from the clouds.
AfterA real high-tech weapon with the power to near-instantly send America back to the Dark Ages inspired this chilling series.
Southern Reach TrilogyDive into the mysteries of Area X, a remote lush terrain that lures in explorers and researchers alike. But what secrets does this land hold?
The Long WinterAs a new Ice Age looms, orbiting scientists frantically search for the key to survival—and uncover something truly chilling.
The RemainingA soldier fights for survival in a plague-ravaged landscape where the infected are rendered into ravenous creatures devoid of humanity.
DuneSet on the desert planet Arrakis, beloved sci-fi epic Dune is a powerful and timely blend of adventure, mysticism, environmentalism, and politics.
The ExpanseIn this sci-fi phenom, mineral-rich outer planets resent their dependence on Earth and Mars. So what happens when an attack sparks a solar system-wide war?
XenogenesisA gripping saga of alien invasion first contact unfolds as humanity faces extinction. From acclaimed science fiction trailblazer Octavia E. Butler.
The Three Body ProblemCixin Liu’s series delves into the consequences of extraterrestrial contact as an alien civilization seeks to conquer Earth after intercepting a message.
BintiStellar travel is dangerous—especially for a young Himba girl headed for the galaxy’s top university—in this trilogy from award winner Nnedi Okafor.
Murderbot DiariesAuthor Martha Wells tackles the ethics of AI in this saga of a self-aware robot that really just wants to be left alone.
HyperionIs Hyperion’s mysterious Shrike a benevolent god or something sinister? On the eve of Armageddon, seven pilgrims set forth to find out.
The Hainish CycleSci-fi icon Ursula K. Le Guin probes the history of a toppled utopia on planet Athshe, the origins of hate, and the promise of change.
WayfarersFollow a motley crew of young explorers on an exciting journey through space (on a rather worn out ship) in this Hugo-winning series.
Red RisingIn this saga of betrayal, class, and revolution, hero Darrow sets out to dismantle a rigid caste system from the inside.
Imperial RadchAdjoa Andoh deftly narrates this award-winning trilogy following the quest of a warship trapped in a human form.
Vorkosigan SagaEngineer Leo Graf takes a stand for hundreds of exploited humanoids—and discovers the danger in doing the right thing.
The Hunger GamesEmmy winner Tatiana Maslany narrates the story of Katniss Everdeen, a teen forced to fight for her very survival.
His Dark MaterialsSet in the frozen Arctic, this tale of a Texan balloonist and an armored bear is charmingly narrated by a range of talents.
The Raven CycleA mesmerizing series about the dangers encircling a trio of boys and Blue, a young seer who gets caught up in their strange world.
A Darker Shade of MagicJoin Kell, a Traveler capable of moving from one parallel universe to the next, as he explores different shades of London—and finds adventure along the way.
The Mortal InstrumentsClary can see undead people. That’s only the beginning of the complications that arise when she’s suddenly immersed into the world of the Shadowhunters.
NarniaSlip through the wardrobe and into Narnia, where an epic battle between good and evil unfolds across seven classic novels alive with the magic and wonder of childhood.
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