The Best Fantasy Audiobooks to Listen to on Your iPhone Right Now
Magic and adventure are at your fingertips with these incredible audiobooks.
- By Carolyn Cox |
- 26 Oct 2018
So many epic fantasy sagas to devour, so little time. If your to-be-read pile is looking more like a to-be-read mountain, audiobooks may be the solution. They’re an incredible way to experience some of the best fantasy out there today, while commuting, working out, or doing the daily tasks that usually cut into all your reading time. And with Apple Books, it’s easier than ever to find the right audiobook for your tastes. Here are our recommendations for the best fantasy books to listen to on your iPhone or preferred Apple device today.
Children of Blood and Bone
If you haven’t read the celebrated first book yet in the Legacy of Orïsha trilogy, then an audiobook is a perfect way to fit this engrossing and at times disturbing fantasy saga into your day. Narrated by the incredible Bahni Turpin—also known for her work on the audiobooks for The Hate U Give and The Underground Railroad—the story follows Zélie, a girl with powers she is only beginning to comprehend. Zélie lost her mother to the brutal monarchy, and watched as the magic of Orïsha was all but entirely repressed. When Zélie and a rebel princess rise up against the tyrants that have squashed the magic and power of Orïsha, Zélie begins to realize the full, terrifying extent of her own magic.
The first book in Robin Hobb’s incredible Fitz and the Fool trilogy introduces the further adventures of FitzChivalry Farseer. One of the most iconic, influential characters in modern fantasy, FitzChivalry has been the focus of numerous series by Hobbs.
In this trilogy, Fitz is married and attempting to leave his life of skullduggery behind him. But the mysterious disappearance of a prominent figure from Fitz’s past life of peril prevents the reformed assassin from truly enjoying wedded bliss. Fitz must set out to discover the truth about his mentor’s fate … but uncovering the truth may force the former master of espionage to return to his old tricks. Narration by Elliot Hill, a veteran of the Broadway and London stage scene, transports readers to Hobb’s iconic world.
The six-book Miriam Black series is a delicious, dark, urban fantasy thrill ride: prepare to get hooked. Miriam Black’s powers have seriously f***** her up. When she touches anyone’s skin, she knows exactly how they’ll die. This premonitory curse has given her a taste for alcohol, and an inability to stay in any one place for very long.
So when Louis Darling offers her a ride, and the two touch, Miriam isn’t surprised that she sees how he’ll die—but she is surprised by the circumstances. Louis will be murdered, while saying Miriam’s name. And Miriam will be the next person killed. if she has any hope of staying alive, Miriam will have to do the impossible and save the life of the man she just met. Audie Award nominee Emily Beresford brings Wendig’s character vividly to life.