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  • The Delirium Brief | Charles Stross

    The Delirium Brief

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Gideon Emery
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    Bob Howard's career in the Laundry, the secret British government agency dedicated to protecting the world from unspeakable horrors from beyond spacetime, has entailed high combat, brilliant hacking, ancient magic, and combat with indescribably repellent creatures of pure evil. It has also involved a wearying amount of paperwork and office politics, and his expense reports are still a mess. Now, following the invasion of Yorkshire by the Host of Air and Darkness, the Laundry's existence has become public.

  • The Atrocity Archives: A Laundry Files Novel | Charles Stross

    The Atrocity Archives: A Laundry Files Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Gideon Emery
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    Bob Howard is a computer-hacker desk jockey, who has more than enough trouble keeping up with the endless paperwork he has to do on a daily basis. He should never be called on to do anything remotely heroic. But for some reason, he is.

  • The Jennifer Morgue: A Laundry Files Novel | Charles Stross

    The Jennifer Morgue: A Laundry Files Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Gideon Emery
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Bob Howard is a special operative for the British agency called The Laundry, and his task is to stop a rogue billionaire from using an artifact, known as Gravedust, with the power to reanimate the dead. The U.S. Black Agency sends the lethal Ramona Random to aid Bob’s mission, but she seems to have a different agenda.

  • The Fuller Memorandum: A Laundry Files Novel | Charles Stross

    The Fuller Memorandum: A Laundry Files Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Gideon Emery
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    Hugo Award-winning author Charles Stross is renowned for his cutting-edge science fiction. This third entry in his “edgy … spoof of Cold War spy thrillers” (Booklist) finds covert agent Bob Howard learning about a top-secret dossier that vanishes with his boss. Determined to discover the contents of this memorandum, Howard runs afoul of Russian spies, ancient demons, and apostles of a hideous cult planning to raise the Eater of Souls from the undead.

  • The Nightmare Stacks: Laundry Files, Book 7 | Charles Stross

    The Nightmare Stacks: Laundry Files, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Gideon Emery
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    After stumbling upon the algorithm that turned him and his fellow merchant bankers into vampires, Alex Schwartz was drafted by The Laundry, Britain's secret counter-occult agency that's humanity's first line of defense against the forces of darkness. Dependent on his new employers for his continued existence - as Alex has no stomach for predatory bloodsucking - he has little choice but to accept his new role as an operative in training.

  • The Apocalypse Codex | Charles Stross

    The Apocalypse Codex

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Gideon Emery
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    The winner of multiple Hugo Awards, Charles Stross is one of the most highly regarded science fiction writers of his time. In The Apocalypse Codex, occasionally hapless British agent Bob Howard tackles a case involving an American televangelist and a supernatural threat of global proportions.

  • The Delirium Brief | Charles Stross

    The Delirium Brief

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Jack Hawkins
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    Bob Howard's career in the Laundry, the secret British government agency dedicated to protecting the world from the supernatural, has involved brilliant hacking, ancient magic and combat with creatures of pure evil. Now the Laundry's existence has become public, and Bob is being trotted out on TV to answer pointed questions about elven asylum seekers.

  • The Rhesus Chart | Charles Stross

    The Rhesus Chart

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Gideon Emery
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    As a newly appointed junior manager within the Laundry - the clandestine organization responsible for protecting Britain against supernatural threats - Bob Howard is expected to show some initiative to help the agency battle the forces of darkness. But shining a light on things best left in the shadows is the last thing Bob wants to do - especially when those shadows hide an occult parasite spreading a deadly virus. Traders employed by a merchant bank in London are showing signs of infection.

  • Accelerando | Charles Stross

    Accelerando

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    The Singularity. It is the era of the posthuman. Artificial intelligences have surpassed the limits of human intellect. Biotechnological beings have rendered people all but extinct. Molecular nanotechnology runs rampant, replicating and reprogramming at will. Contact with extraterrestrial life grows more imminent with each new day.

  • Empire Games | Charles Stross

    Empire Games

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
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    Charles Stross builds a new series with Empire Games. Expanding on the world he created in the Family Trade series, a new generation of paratime travelers walk between parallel universes. The year is 2020. It's 17 years since the Revolution overthrew the last king of the New British Empire, and the newly reconstituted North American Commonwealth is developing rapidly, on course to defeat the French and bring democracy to a troubled world.

  • The Annihilation Score | Charles Stross

    The Annihilation Score

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Elle Newlands
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    Mo's latest assignment is assisting the police in containing an unusual outbreak: ordinary citizens suddenly imbued with extraordinary abilities of the superpowered kind. Unfortunately these people prefer playing superpranks instead of superheroics. The mayor of London being levitated by a dumpy man in Trafalgar Square would normally be a source of shared amusement for Mo and Bob, but they're currently separated because something's come between them - something evil.

  • The Family Trade | Charles Stross

    The Family Trade

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
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    Miriam Beckstein is happy in her life as a successful reporter. When she gets iron-clad evidence of a money-laundering scheme, Miriam thinks she's found the story of the year. But when she takes it to her editor, she's fired on the spot and gets a death threat from the criminals she's uncovered. Before the day is over, she's received a locket left by the mother she never knew - the mother who was murdered when she was an infant. The knotwork pattern within has a hypnotic effect on her.

  • Singularity Sky | Charles Stross

    Singularity Sky

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    In the 21st century, the perfection of faster-than-light travel and the rise of a prodigious artificial intelligence known as the Eschaton altered the course of humankind. New civilizations were founded across the vastness of space. Now, the technology-eschewing world known as the New Republic is besieged by an alien information plague. Earth quickly sends a battle fleet - but is it coming to the rescue, or is a sinister plot in motion?

  • Glasshouse | Charles Stross

    Glasshouse

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Kevin R. Free
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    With Glasshouse, Stross pens a Kafkaesque tale set in a 27th-century of teleport gates and mind-attacking network worms. After Robin awakes in a clinic, he struggles to summon details of his life, but too many of his memories have been wiped clean. More troubling is the stark awareness of immediate danger: someone is trying to kill him. On the run, Robin makes a desperate gamble and volunteers for what he hopes is the sanctuary of an unusual study at the Glasshouse. Once there, however, he realizes the true terror has only begun.

  • Saturn's Children | Charles Stross

    Saturn's Children

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato
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    In Saturn's Children, Freya is an obsolete android concubine in a society where humans haven't existed for hundreds of years. A rigid caste system keeps the Aristos, a vindictive group of humanoids, well in control of the lower, slave-chipped classes. So when Freya offends one particularly nasty Aristo, she's forced to take a dangerous courier job off-planet.

  • Iron Sunrise | Charles Stross

    Iron Sunrise

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    Planet Moscow is vaporized by an unnatural star explosion, prompting those who escaped to counterattack the likely culprit - planet New Dresden of the neighboring system. But New Dresden wasn't to blame, and as worlds go to war, an unseen enemy labors to destroy the universe itself.

  • The Jennifer Morgue: Book 2 in The Laundry Files | Charles Stross

    The Jennifer Morgue: Book 2 in The Laundry Files

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Jack Hawkins
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    Some agents have all the fun. Others save the world. Bob Howard is an IT expert and occasional field agent for The Laundry, the branch of Her Majesty's Secret Service that deals with occult threats. Dressed (grudgingly) in a tux and sent to the Caribbean, he must infiltrate a millionaire's yacht in order to prevent him violating a treaty that will start a war with an ancient underwater race.

  • The Rhesus Chart: A Laundry Files novel | Charles Stross

    The Rhesus Chart: A Laundry Files novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Jack Hawkins
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    London can drain the life out of you.... Bob Howard is an intelligence agent working his way through the ranks of the top-secret government agency known as the Laundry. When occult powers threaten the realm, they'll be there to clean up the mess - and deal with the witnesses. There's one kind of threat that the Laundry has never come across in its many decades, and that's vampires. Mention them to a seasoned agent, and you'll be laughed out of the room.

  • The Trade of Queens: Book Six of the Merchant Princes | Charles Stross

    The Trade of Queens: Book Six of the Merchant Princes

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
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    A dissident faction of the Clan, the alternate-universe group of families that has traded covertly with our world for a century or more, have carried nuclear devices between the worlds and exploded them in Washington, DC, killing the president of the United States. Now they will exterminate the rest of the Clan and keep Miriam alive only long enough to bear her child, the heir to the throne of their land in the Gruinmarkt world.

  • Tor.com: Selected Original Fiction, 2008-2012 | John Scalzi,Sylvia Day,Brandon Sanderson,Charles Stross,Ken MacLeod,Brit Mandelo,Rachel Swirsky,Meghan McCarron

    Tor.com: Selected Original Fiction, 2008-2012

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By John Scalzi, Sylvia Day, Brandon Sanderson, and others
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels, R.C. Bray, Amy McFadden, and others
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    This outstanding collection of short stories features some of the best of Tor.com original fiction, in audio for the first time. Written for and originally published exclusively on Tor.com, this audiobook includes Nebula and World Fantasy Award-nominated short stories, brand-new fiction from best-selling authors, and tales that feature characters and worlds that listeners already know and love. In this unique story collection, listeners will enjoy fiction from Sylvia Day, John Scalzi, Brandon Sanderson, and many others.

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