Long List Anthology
various authors

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Narrated By: Vikas Adam, Gabrielle de Cuir, Stefan Rudnicki, Judy Young, Xia Jia, various narrators

Duration: 9 hours and 8 minutes

What to expect

The Long List Anthology is designed to recognize the short works that were nominated for the 2015 Hugo Awards but did not make it into the top five short list for the final ballot. Thus, voted into the Hugo Award’s long list of works—the top fifteen works nominated for each category—were these nine short stories and three novelettes, now made available to a wider audience by award-winning narrators.

The short stories included in this collection are:

“The Breath of War” by Aliette de Bodard“When It Ends, He Catches Her” by Eugie Foster“Toad Words” by T. Kingfisher“Makeisha in Time” by Rachael K. Jones“Covenant” by Elizabeth Bear“The Truth about Owls” by Amal El-Mohtar“A Kiss with Teeth” by Max Gladstone“The Vaporization Enthalpy of a Peculiar Pakistani Family” by Usman T. Malik“This Chance Planet” by Elizabeth Bear

The novelettes in this collection are:

We Are the Cloud by Sam J. MillerThe Magician and Laplace’s Demon by Tom CrosshillSpring Festival: Happiness, Anger, Love, Sorrow, Joy by Xia Jia, translated by Ken Liu


Science fiction, Anthologies: general, Science fiction, Fantasy

Listen to a sample

“Each story is very unique…Each story is just shy of an hour in length, save for a few, but packs enough punch to immediately draw you in and immediately forces you to want to know more of each and every story…The narrators definitely knocked it out of the park. Each narrator does such an excellent job basically taking you in from the cold and wrapping you in a warm blanket of their voices. If you’re a fan of audiobooks, you know the importance of an excellent narrator, and The Long List Anthology is not missing a single one…You can easily listen to one story a day or you can be like me and get sucked into the excellent storytelling and narration and listen to it in one go.”