Audible Live from Wilderness Festival 2019

Sit back and immerse yourself in the power of voice, as stories, ideas and characters come to life in this live recording of performances from the Audible Live Stage at Wilderness Festival. Listen to extracts of one-off live performances, talks, discussions and comedy in this curated selection of the inspiring talent that appeared on the…

Dept. Of Speculation by Jenny Offill

They used to send each other letters. The return address was always the same: Dept. of Speculation. They used to be young, brave, and giddy with hopes for their future. They got married, had a child, and skated through all the small calamities of family life. But then, slowly, quietly something changes. As the years…

The Crow Road by Iain Banks

Prentice McHoan has returned to the bosom of his complex but enduring Scottish family. Full of questions about the McHoan past, present and future, he is also deeply preoccupied: mainly with death, sex, drink, God and illegal substances. *** [It was the day my grandmother exploded] (Abacus, 4 September 2008, first published 1992, 501 pages,…

Red Queen by @VictoriaAveyard

This is a world divided by blood – red or silver. The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change. That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace….

Dorothy Must Die by @daniellempaige

I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero. But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know? Sure, I’ve read the books. I’ve seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow…

The Only Story by Julian Barnes

‘Would you rather love the more, and suffer the more; or love the less, and suffer the less? That is, I think, finally, the only real question.’ First love has lifelong consequences, but Paul doesn’t know anything about that at 19. At 19, he’s proud of the fact his relationship flies in the face of…

The Invisible Women’s Society by @NikkiGemmell

Lu and her friends are all hitting 50 and have no intention of learning to knit. Feisty and fabulous, this foursome is determined to grow old disgracefully. Join them on their journey across the desert and across the years to their home town and a school reunion, in this audio drama from the international best-selling…

The Death of Me by @mjtjia

The Continent, 1864: Two bomb attacks, three deaths. Clues to an elaborate assassination plot are intercepted in Paris and the authorities believe the assassin’s lair lies in Soho, London. Heloise Chancey, courtesan and professional detective, must go undercover to spy upon the nest of suspects and end their murderous conspiracy. Meanwhile, her Chinese maid, Amah…

Body of Proof by Sophie Ellis & Darrell Brown

A woman disappeared. A man was convicted. Case closed? Body of Proof, a true crime podcast, examines the many unanswered questions surrounding the disappearance and death of Suzanne Pilley in Edinburgh in 2010 and the subsequent conviction of David Gilroy. Journalists and TV producers Darrell Brown and Sophie Ellis spent two years investigating the case…

The Institute by @StephenKing

Deep in the woods of Maine, there is a dark state facility where kids, abducted from across the United States, are incarcerated. In the Institute they are subjected to a series of tests and procedures meant to combine their exceptional gifts – telepathy, telekinesis – for concentrated effect. Luke Ellis is the latest recruit. He’s…