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Author: Charles Soule Narrator: Charlie Thurston Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2018 ISBN: 9780062799562
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From bestselling comic-book franchise writer Charles Soule comes a clever and witty first novel of a twentysomething New Yorker who wakes up one morning with the power to predict the future—perfect for fans of Joe Hill and Brad Meltzer, or books like This Book Is Full of Spiders and Welcome to Night Vale.

Knowledge is power. So when an unassuming Manhattan bassist named Will Dando awakens from a dream one morning with 108 predictions about the future in his head, he rapidly finds himself the most powerful man in the world. Protecting his anonymity by calling himself the Oracle, he sets up a heavily guarded Web site with the help of his friend Hamza to selectively announce his revelations. In no time, global corporations are offering him millions for exclusive access, eager to profit from his prophecies.

He's also making a lot of high-powered enemies, from the President of the United States and a nationally prominent televangelist to a warlord with a nuclear missile and an assassin grandmother. Legions of cyber spies are unleashed to hack the Site—as it's come to be called—and the best manhunters money can buy are deployed not only to unmask the Oracle but to take him out of the game entirely. With only a handful of people he can trust—including a beautiful journalist—it's all Will can do to simply survive, elude exposure, and protect those he loves long enough to use his knowledge to save the world.

Delivering fast-paced adventure on a global scale as well as sharp-witted satire on our concepts of power and faith, Marvel writer Charles Soule's audacious debut novel takes listeners on a rollicking ride where it's impossible to predict what will happen next.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Narrator Charlie Thurston carefully leads the listener down the story’s path with subtle intonations suggesting that our hero is never quite sure he is doing the right thing…This is outstanding work that challenges the listener’s idea of right and wrong. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    AudioFile

  • “Here’s my prediction: this book will seep into your soul. The Oracle Year is about knowing the future—and what you do with that knowledge…Get ready for the best kind of fun.”

    Brad Meltzer, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Soule’s The Oracle Year is like a sliding puzzle…A wonderfully mysterious thriller that proves Soule is as much a master of prose as he is of comic book script.”

    Chuck Wendig, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Soule has created something truly special, both a globe-spanning thriller, and a razor-witted look at the modern human condition…Easily one of the best debuts I’ve read in years.”

    Scott Snyder, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Anyone will enjoy this comically fast-paced tale about Will Dando, who wakes up one day with 108 wacky and world-shattering predictions.”

    Washington Post

  • “Wildly entertaining…the relentless pacing, richly developed characters, and brilliant ending make this apocalyptic speculative thriller an undeniable page-turner.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Comic book franchise author Soule delivers an original and exciting spin on an old concept.”

    Library Journal

  • “Soule’s background in comics shows in this dark, rollicking tale.”

    Booklist

  • “A thrilling, noodle-bending adventure that keeps readers guessing until the very end.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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About the Author

Charles Soule is a Brooklyn-based comic book writer, musician, and attorney. He is best known for writing Daredevil, She-Hulk, Death of Wolverine (inspiration for the film Logan), and various Star Wars comics from Marvel Comics, as well as his creator-owned series Curse Words from Image Comics and the award-winning political sci-fi epic Letter 44 from Oni Press.

About the Narrator

Charlie Thurston is an actor and Earphones Award–winning narrator. He holds an MFA in acting from Brown University / Trinity Rep and has appeared on stages across the country with Trinity Repertory Company, Chautauqua Theater Company, Creede Rep, and at Riverside Theatre and Redmoon Theater, among others. His favorite roles include Edgar in The Completely Fictional—Utterly True—Final Strange Tale of Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen in The Long Christmas Ride Home, Tuzenbach in The Three Sisters, and Tony in You Can’t Take It with You.