Rogue One Gives a Deeper Look to the Star Wars Universe

For Star Wars fans, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a crucial part in the Star Wars Universe. Set before Star Wars: A New Hope, Rogue One not only shows just how terrifying the infamous Death Star is, but how our famed heroes—Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewbacca—managed to destroy it in the original trilogy. While the movie is a blockbuster hit, the audiobook can add another layer for the ultimate fan experience.

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Epic Fantasy Dessert and Appetizer: The Heart of What Was Lost

After more than twenty years, Tad Williams is returning to the world of Osten Ard, which he created in the bestselling Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn trilogy. The Last King of Osten Ard trilogy is on the way in June, beginning with The Witchwood Crown. The series continues the story of Simon Snowlock, thirty years after he was crowned king following the events of MSaT. To bridge this considerable time gap, Williams has written The Heart of What Was Lost to set the stage for what’s to come in The Witchwood Crown. While MSaT was a coming-of-age epic, The Heart of What Was Lost is a relatively intimate war story that depicts two worn-down armies fighting a brutal campaign where one side faces complete extinction. Taking place directly after the events of To Green Angel Tower, the benevolent Human/Sithi alliance has saved the world and scattered the armies of their enemies, the Norns. The novella follows Duke Isgrimnur as he leads an army of Northern Rimmersmen to pursue the last of the Norns in an invasion of their harsh, frozen homeland, culminating in a brutal siege of their capital city, Nakkiga. Read more

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The Princess Diarist Shows A New Side of Carrie Fisher

When most people think of Carrie Fisher, they immediately connect her to the iconic Princess Leia from the Star Wars films. But how did Carrie get there? What made her want to be in the limelight and how did she react to being in such a blockbuster film? Listen to The Princess Diarist to learn all these answers and more.

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Five Audiobooks We’re Looking Forward To in 2016

2015 was an incredible year for audiobooks, but 2016 is looking even better! We will be publishing brand new audiobooks from New York Times bestselling authors, and new entries in your favorite series. From romances, to thrillers, to science fiction, we have exciting new listens for all in the New Year. Here are just a few of the audiobooks we can’t wait to listen to in 2016:

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May the Audiobook Be With You: Hear 3 New Retellings of the Original Star Wars Trilogy

Listeners of all ages can now explore the Star Wars galaxy! Introduce Star Wars to a new generation or re-experience the magic of the original trilogy all over again, with three new middle grade Star Wars audiobooks. If you haven’t heard narrator Marc Thompson’s Yoda impression, listen to it now, you must. Read more

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Five Movies to Watch Before Listening to ARMADA by Ernest Cline

After the smashing success of Ready Player One, everybody will be anticipating Ernest Cline’s follow-up novel, Armada. And it does not disappoint. Armada’s star, Zack Lightman, has spent his life dreaming. Dreaming that the real world could be a little more like the countless science-fiction books, movies, and videogames he’s spent his life consuming. Dreaming that one day, some fantastic, world-altering event will shatter the monotony of his humdrum existence and whisk him off on some grand space-faring adventure. When his dream comes true, and a mysterious Alien force launches a real-life invasion of Earth, it’s Zack’s chance, at last, to play the hero. Read more

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