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Author: Meg Howrey Narrator: Mozhan Marnò Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2017 ISBN: 9781524751425
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A brilliantly inventive novel about three astronauts training for the first-ever mission to Mars, an experience that will push the boundary between real and unreal, test their relationships, and leave each of them—and their families—changed forever.
“A transcendent, cross-cultural, and cross planetary journey into the mysteries of space and self....Howrey’s expansive vision left me awestruck.”—Ruth Ozeki

“Howrey's exquisite novel demonstrates that the final frontier may not be space after all.”—J. Ryan Stradal

In an age of space exploration, we search to find ourselves.
In four years, aerospace giant Prime Space will put the first humans on Mars. Helen Kane, Yoshihiro Tanaka, and Sergei Kuznetsov must prove they’re the crew for the historic voyage by spending seventeen months in the most realistic simulation ever created. Constantly observed by Prime Space’s team of "Obbers," Helen, Yoshi, and Sergei must appear ever in control. But as their surreal pantomime progresses, each soon realizes that the complications of inner space are no less fraught than those of outer space. The borders between what is real and unreal begin to blur, and each astronaut is forced to confront demons past and present, even as they struggle to navigate their increasingly claustrophobic quarters—and each other. 

Astonishingly imaginative, tenderly comedic, and unerringly wise, The Wanderers explores the differences between those who go and those who stay, telling a story about the desire behind all exploration: the longing for discovery and the great search to understand the human heart. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Mozhan Marno narrates a story about training for an expedition to Mars with expert voicing of the many characters…Marno transitions smoothly between the accents and distinct personalities of astronauts Helen, Sergei, and Yoshi, as well as their families and observers, who are going about their everyday lives on Earth…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • “A transcendent, cross-cultural, and cross-planetary journey into the mysteries of space and self…Howrey’s expansive vision left me awestruck.”

    Ruth Ozeki, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Inventive, lyrical, and immersive.”


  • “Straddling the fine line between outer space and the world we know, The Wanderers is a breathtakingly honest and incredibly beautiful examination of the heart and soul of humankind.”


  • “Howrey subtly explores the tensions between our inner and projected selves. Thanks to her wry sense of humor, it totally works.”

    Washington Post

  • “A lyrical and subtle space opera.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • A March 2017 LibraryReads Pick
  • An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick for March 2017
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A Nylon Magazine Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2017
  • Shortlisted for the 2018 Chautauqua Prize

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About the Author

Meg Howrey is a former dancer who performed with The Joffrey Ballet, Eglevsky Ballet, and City Ballet of Los Angeles. She is the author of three novels and the coauthor of the bestselling novels City of Dark Magic and City of Lost Dreams, published under the pen name Magnus Flyte. Her non-fiction has appeared in Vogue and the Los Angeles Review of Books

About the Narrator

Mozhan Marnò is an Iranian American film and television actress, most notably appearing in Charlie Wilson’s War and Bones. Her audiobook narrations have won several AudioFile Earphones Awards.