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Publisher's Summary

Assassin’s Creed: Gold is a stand-alone action tale from the Assassin's Creed universe.

Meet Aliyah Kahn, a card shark and hustler who’s been dealt a rough hand in life. Living off of her street smarts and scams, Aliyah makes do until she’s outhustled big time by a mysterious older man, Gavin Banks. Her only option to pay the debt is to become an Assassin for Banks. During her training, he tells Aliyah of the centuries-old battle between the Assassins and Templars, asking her to help him decode a secret message inscribed on an illegal form of currency during the Great Recoinage of 1696. This exciting thriller features a full cast, including Emmy winner Riz Ahmed and Anthony Head.

Featuring fan favorite characters of the beloved franchise, Assassin’s Creed: Gold tells a gripping tale of imminent economic collapse, featuring appearances from Warden of the Royal Mint, Isaac Newton, con artist and counterfeiter William Chaloner, blind assassin Omar Khaled, assassin trainer Rose Galloway, and Aliyah’s long-lost father. Equal parts adrenaline-fueled and thought-provoking, Assassin’s Creed: Gold draws a compelling parallel with the financial chaos of Isaac Newton’s 17th-century Britain and the economic uncertainty of recent times.

Audible’s full-cast drama brings the clash of the Assassins and Templars to life as a gripping audio thriller with lead performances from Riz Ahmed (Emmy winner, Golden Globe nominee, The Night Of, Rogue One, Four Lions), Anthony Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Merlin, Little Britain), Danny Wallace (BAFTA Games Award winner, Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, Assassin’s Creed III), and Tamara Lawrance (Corvidae, On Chesil Beach).

The Audible Original also features the talents of Laura Aikman, Rachel Atkins, Brian Bowles, Andrew Branch, John Chancer, Lily Donovan, Rupert Fairley, Ray Fearon, Owen Findlay, Jason Forbes, Nicholas Goh, David John, Jim Johnson, Will Kelly, John Last, Gemma Lawrence, Nicholas le Prevost, Simon Lipson, Hayward Morse, Paul Panting, Laila Payne, Nigel Pilkington, Joseph Radcliffe, David Rintoul, Anne Rosenfeld, Jennifer Saayeng, Gyuri Sarossy, and Daniel Weyman.

Please note: This title contains explicit language.

©2019 Ubisoft Entertainment (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

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About the Creator

Anthony Del Col is a best-selling writer of comics, audio dramas, television, and stage. He is the creator of Audible’s found footage thriller Unheard: The Story of Anna Winslow. Del Col was co-creator of the award-winning comic book series Kill Shakespeare, which has been adapted as a stage show, audio drama, table-top game, and is under development for TV. He is a writer of other comics, such as Luke Cage: Everyman, Assassin’s Creed, and the controversial WWII graphic novel, Son of Hitler. Though a proud Canadian, Del Col lives in New York with his wife Lisa and son Dashiell.

About the Performer

Emmy award winner Riz Ahmed is a critically acclaimed actor, writer, creator, producer, musician, director, and activist. He became one of Hollywood’s most sought after artists following the explosive success of HBO’s The Night Of, written and created by the legendary Steven Zaillan for which he won an Emmy Award, and was Golden Globe and SAG nominated. He went on to star in successful feature films including Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Jacques Audiard’s The Sisters Brothers, and Venom. He first garnered industry attention in festival favorites Four Lions and Nightcrawler.

About the Performer

John Chancer has narrated audio dramas including Aliens: Sea of Sorrows, Around the World in 80 Days, and Murder on the Orient Express. He has provided his voice for more than 100 audiobooks and dozens of video games, radio dramas, and cartoons. Visually, he has appeared in dozens of films and TV shows, including: Casino Royale, The One and Only Ivan, Spooks, Episodes, and Top Coppers. He also has a long association with theater all over the UK and in the US.

About the Performer

Ray Fearon is a British actor who garnered a reputation as a stage actor with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and in the West End (London). He became the first Black actor to play Othello on an RSC stage in more than 40 years, and later became an RSC Associate Artist. His other notable theater credits include playing Mark Antony in Julius Caesar (RSC), Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (RSC) directed by Michael Attenborough, the title role in Pericles (RSC), Macbeth at Manchester Festival, The Soldier’s Fortune at the Young Vic, and Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads at the National Theatre. Ray’s film credits include the blockbuster Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Kenneth Branagh’s Hamlet and starring in Oskar Roehlar’s Lulu and Jimi. His extensive television credits include BBC One’s Silk, Waking the Dead, and Death In Paradise, as well as ITV1’s Prime Suspect.

About the Performer

A graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, English performer Anthony Head hails from a family of actors. You may recognize him from his role as the professor across seven series of late-90s, hit TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, or even as one half of the Gold Blend couple from the popular 80s Nescafe adverts. In addition to performances across theater (including Godspell; The Rocky Horror Show, and Otherwise Engaged), TV (Howards' Way to Vanity Fair and Jack Ryan), film (The Iron Lady, A Street Cat Named Bob) and radio, Anthony is also a musician who has released several albums.

About the Performer

Tamara Lawrance is an exciting young talent, known internationally for her work on stage, in particular several award-winning plays at London’s National Theatre. On television, following parts in Undercover (2016) and King Charles III (2017), she was critically lauded in The Long Song (2018), playing the lead role of Miss July in the brilliant three-part BBC adaptation of Andrea Levy’s novel. She has finished shooting the lead in feature film Corvidae, opposite Jack Lowden and Fiona Shaw and will be seen in Steve McQueen’s new BBC TV series. WhatsOnStage named her one of "10 theatre faces to look out for" and The Guardian listed her in "20 talents set to take 2017 by storm." She was named a Screen International "Screen Star of Tomorrow 2018."

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Gemma Lawrence is known for her work across film, TV, and theater, whose credits include The National Theatre, Young Vic, and Shakespeare's Globe. Gemma has graced our screens opposite Idris Elba in Luther, in Shakespeare & Hathaway, and Holby City, as well as many popular dramas across the BBC, Channel 4, and ITV.

About the Performer

Danny Wallace is a multi-award winning television and radio presenter, an internationally best-selling author of 17 books, a BAFTA-winning voiceover artist, and Jim Carrey played him in a film. On TV, he’s hosted Saturday night shows on BBC1 like Test the Nation and written and presented documentaries like Horizon, plus shows on Radio 2, Radio 4, 6Music, Absolute, plus the triple Sony Award-winning Xfm Breakfast Show with Danny Wallace. He’s acted in six Assassin’s Creed games. His writing career includes Sunday Times best sellers Awkward Situations for Men and Yes Man, the multi-award winning children’s series, Hamish and the WorldStoppers and work for TIME, The Guardian, and ShortList magazine.

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Fits in perfectly to the overall AC lore

I am and have been a huge Assassin’s Creed fan since the first game, so with a grain of salt I must say I was extremely impressed with Assassin’s Creed Gold. It has all the hallmarks of your classic Assassin’s Creed story. I won’t spoil it here, but the twist of our historical protagonist Omar Khaled is not only inclusive but works brilliantly with this story being a spoken word presentation.
My only complaint is how heavily the story relies on curse words. The amount of S**t and F bombs they drop just comes across as forcefully edgy. It didn’t offend me by any means as I’m used to hearing “bad words” in mature entertainment but IMHO I would think a group of highly trained, constantly on the run modern day assassins would be not only accustomed to being chased but would be educated enough to use more creative verbiage.
Beyond that, it is absolutely worth your time, especially if you’re an Assassin’s Creed fan like myself.

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Excellent production with boring story

Nothing really happens in this book. Story is slooow and boring. Vulgar language without any reason. I didn't like it.

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Just Couldnt put it down!!

By far my Favorite book i have ever listen to on Audible. I really hope they come out with a whole series of these types because i would totally keep my subscription going if they did. well written well preformed. Highly recommended!! This was pure Gold.

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Dramatizion

Dramatizations can be hit or miss for me sometimes but this one was 100%. Having Isaac newton as a main character was exciting as well.

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Gripping audio drama still leaves you wanting

The writing and performance of this were aces in my opinion, however there is a jarring acclimation at the beginning: some may need coming to terms with Aliyah’s and Michelle’s VERY liberal use of the f-bomb (this word peppers my own tongue daily so didn’t really bother me but was surprising to hear HOW often), but otherwise (minor SPOILER BY OMISSION ahead!!!) My only gripe was they failed to included ANY Piece of Eden. They casually mention the Philosopher’s Stone twice in conversation, but it’s never searched for nor found, it’s all about the counterfeit money. That is to say, however, this story still holds its own both as a good narrative and as a good fit in the Assassin’s Creed world for its on-edge, betrayal-ridden, timehopping history lesson with a great sound design in the backgrounds to boot! As an AC fanboy, it’s a must-have for me. As a casual consumer, it’s a fantastical story nonetheless.

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Great story!

loved it.!!! from start to finish. Will put this one on my #1 list of Ebooks to listen to multiple ×s

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Assassin’s Creed was pretty juvenile.

I had hoped this book would have been some sort of adventurous story filled with intrigue and an intelligent plot. I was sorely disappointed to discover that the plot was juvenile and filled with dumb whinny outbursts from the lead characters. The plot was just plain ridiculous.

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Didnt Feel Like Assassin's Creed

It didnt feel like an Assassin's Creed story. It was overall an alright story, but it felt more like some teen PC drama story.

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Enjoyable listen.

The Story is about Sir Issac Newton involvement with a counterfeit conspiracy. The characters are well played and lively.

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Interesante

Para ser el primer podcast de Assassin's Creed, canon, está muy bien, pero es una pena que hay que ser muy fan para tragarse las 4 horas de contenido encima en inglés para entender algo tan crucial como la trama del presente, que si, en efecto una vez más, ubisoft decide lanzar algo tan importante en un podcast como en los videojuegos.

A pesar de esto muy interesante y disfrutable, la trama es ligera y se hace bastante liviana con personajes familiares.

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  • 02-28-20

Maybe just not my thing!

I enjoyed playing the game but definitely does not translate to book form for me. It lacks an eloquence and sophistication that a literary work needs to be successful. The amount of cursing in it just distracts from the story. In the game its fine as it is a submersive experience, but you need a different approach to achieve the same effect in a book. Also the fine graphics in the game need to compensated for by finer discription of place and atmosphere in a written work. Full credit to the actors but this script needs reworking.

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  • Nigel Hollingworth
  • 02-29-20

Just not a good story

While I enjoyed the performance, I thought the story weak and disjointed. Spending too much time on minor parts of the story and then skipping through the important parts of the story seems like a strange thing to do.

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  • Jimi B
  • 03-04-20

A really frustrating listen

Having seen a few reviews bring the swearing into question I initially dismissed them as being too prudish, but actually having listened I have to agree that, yes, there is too much swearing! I'm still not sure if it's a misguided attempt to be edgy or just lazy writing, but it certainly doesn't add to the immersion.

Any kind of fictional entertainment asks that you suspend disbelief, but this book really makes you work hard to do so. Our main character is a grifter in the modern day, we first meet her pulling the classic 'find the lady' three card monte routine… In 2020… on the streets of London. As if that isn't hard enough to believe somehow a wealthy upper class mark comes along, who not only has never been made aware of this centuries old carnival scam through TV, books etc., but is also inexplicably willing to throw down a substantial amount of cash on the game. Upon discovering it's a scam he calls out for a "copper". Not "police", not "help", but copper. Maybe it seems like I'm overly analysing a small exchange, but they continue on like this throughout the opening.

Early on contact is made with the Assassins. A character introduces himself as being with the "Assassins Brotherhood", to which our protagonist immediately questions "brotherhood?". Again this is in the modern day, are we really meant to believe that of those two words it’s brotherhood she takes exception to?

Maybe I’m nitpicking, but I really found the dialogue to be painful to the point of absolutely drawing me out of the story at every opportunity.

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  • D. Farrell
  • 01-28-21

Assassins Creed if it was CW tv show

If i could describe the opening 20mins of this audiobook in one word it would be obnoxious. An obnoxious main character with an obnoxious voice cursing every other sentence and bababling on about gambling. When this story finally started to feel like assassin's creed around 20mins the main character finds herself in the company of the assassins. Whom within minutes she accepts at face value and jumps into the animus. It was also at this point they decided to criticize the name "assassins brotherhood" for not being gender neutral because apparently we're living in the me too era. So i thought maybe once we get into the animus we won't have to listen to this obnoxious millennial dialogue, after all we're going to the 1600s. But no, they actually have the main character commentating what her annesestor is experiencing. And of course being your average obnoxious millennial interprets every disagreement between two people of different races as racism. It was at that point i tapped out and was done with this nonsense. Like i said, thoroughly obnoxious.

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  • Daniel Bourke
  • 10-21-20

not bad

i quite enjoyed it but it felt like loads of the issues in it are forced. there was a bit in it when the female lead wakes up and she is offered some curry and she says this is a bit stereotypical as i believe she is asian in it. there was no need for this as curry is very common place in england. just seemed very forced. try not to bring agenda's into the next audiobook.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-02-20

Not the best

A bit of a let down to be honest, looking at the cast it should of been excellent but sadly it's been my least favourite download on Audible and a waste of a credit.

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  • Sam
  • 02-28-20

Brilliant!

Awesome, great listen. One of the best Audio Drama’s made! in my top 3! Fantastic!

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  • StevenJ
  • 07-09-20

High potential, ruined

I am a fan of the games and was looking forward to the chance to expand the universe. However the level of unrequited swearing kept pulling me out of the story. I understand that people swear, but in this story it serves no purpose and is used so casually it can't even be said to be being used for emphasis or effect.

The story itself is interesting if a little strangely paced. If you start it, stick with it, the story improves (and conversely the swearing reduces) as it goes on, and I would be intrigued to maybe give a sequel a try, especially if they spent more time in the present day setting.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-02-20

Great

Really good, I would have liked it a little longer but can we have more stories like this one

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  • Paul Britton
  • 03-01-20

Awesome

Didnt know what to expect from this, love the games enjoy some of the books, even like the film. This production was excellent, perfectly in keeping with the games. Great independent story

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-15-21

Excellent

This was really unusual. Not a normal read more like listening to a stage play. I really like the format. The story was involving, and the cast was fantastic!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-12-21

enjoyable

loved it, as a fan of the games I can attest by saying it's not really like them at all, but that's not a bad thing. the characters are well voiced and are pretty intriguing (Omar is definitely a favourite for me and hopefully he might get introduced in the games one day) the production did a good job with sound effects as well.

overall, an enjoyable listening experience, I just wish it was a bit longer.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-03-20

The past > The present

As with every other Assassin's Creed story before it, it's the moments set in the past that make AC Gold truly shine. The modern day story was fine but I personally wanted it to end each time so I could go back to listening to the conversations between Omar and Issac Newton. Solid story and performances throughout, even though Riz Ahmed steals the show as expected!

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  • Blue
  • 03-03-20

a smart choice

I've alqays been a fan of the assassin creed series but when this came out i didn't have much of an idea about weith i wanted to listen to it but after a while i was smiling at tge interesting ideas in it with blindness and fear of tight and/or dark place was "a smart"