Turning Darkness Into Light Audiobook, by Marie Brennan Play Audiobook Sample

Turning Darkness Into Light Audiobook

Turning Darkness Into Light Audiobook, by Marie Brennan Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Barrie Kreinik, Raphael Corkhill Publisher: Macmillan Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 7.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.75 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: August 2019 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781250227942

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Longest Chapter Length:

29:18 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

16 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

06:37 minutes

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Publisher Description

Marie Brennan's Turning Darkness Into Light is a delightful fantasy of manners, the heir to the award-winning Natural History of Dragons series, a perfect stepping stone into an alternate Victorian-esque fantasy landscape. "Overwhelmingly fun."—io9 on The Tropic of Serpents As the renowned granddaughter of Isabella Camherst (Lady Trent, of the riveting and daring Draconic adventure memoirs) Audrey Camherst has always known she, too, would want to make her scholarly mark upon a chosen field of study. When Lord Gleinheigh recruits Audrey to decipher a series of ancient tablets holding the secrets of the ancient Draconean civilization, she has no idea that her research will plunge her into an intricate conspiracy, one meant to incite rebellion and invoke war. Alongside dearest childhood friend and fellow archeologist Kudshayn, Audrey must find proof of the conspiracy before it’s too late.

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“Barrie Kreinik and Raphael Corkhill co-narrate an epistolary fantasy novel about the joys (and dangers) of translating newly discovered ancient manuscripts…Kreinik narrates Audrey’s diary, which comprises the bulk of the story, with great flair, veering between Audrey’s occasionally bumptious confidence in her translation skills to her periodic terrible lapses in judgment. Corkhill narrates sundry newspaper reports and letters, but it is his interpretation of Kudshayn’s letters to the Draconean Sanctuary that are most remarkable. Encompassing astute observations, moral dilemmas, crises of conscience, and affirmations of personal faith, they are all deeply affecting. Winner of the AudioFIle Earphones Award.”

— AudioFile 


  • "These chronicles have the power of fabulous and historic voyages, along with a wry wit that refuses to accept the standard notions of any era—past, present, or future.

    — Locus on The Memoirs of Lady Trent series
  • Isabella, Lady Trent, narrates her astounding adventures from volume to volume, blending Victorian pastiche and alternate-world fantasy with a distinctly pulp sensibility…now is the time to get acquainted.

    — NPR on The Voyage of the Basilisk
  • This mix of scientific and [fantastic] remains in fine form.

    — Publishers Weekly, on In the Labyrinth of Drakes
  • Smart and nuanced...Overwhelmingly fun and a perfectly delightful [summer] read.

    — io9 on The Tropic of Serpents
  • Uncompromisingly honest and forthright [and] narrated in Brennan's usual crisp, vivid style.... Reader, lose no time in making Isabella's acquaintance.

    — Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on The Tropic of Serpents
  • If you've ever secretly wished dragons were real, this story is for you. Fans of Naomi Novik and Mary Robinette Kowal will especially enjoy this book.

    — RT Book Reviews on A Natural History of Dragons
  • "Discoveries about the connections between dragons and humans mix with bone-punk technology, and revelations crash like waves in a satisfying conclusion.

    — Publishers Weekly on Voyage of the Basilisk
  • For A Natural History of Dragons:

  • "If you've ever secretly wished dragons were real, this story is for you. Fans of Naomi Novik and Mary Robinette Kowal will especially enjoy this book.

    — RT Book Reviews
  • Told in the style of a Victorian memoir, courageous, intelligent and determined Isabella's account is colorful, vigorous and absorbing.

    — Kirkus Reviews
  • Saturated with the joy and urgency of discovery and scientific curiosity.

    — Publishers Weekly, starred review


  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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About Marie Brennan

Marie Brennan habitually pillages her background in anthropology, archaeology, and folklore for fictional purposes. She is the author of the Onyx Court series, the Doppelganger duology of Warrior and Witch, and the urban fantasy Lies and Prophecy, as well as more than thirty short stories. The first book in the Lady Trent Memoirs series, A Natural History of Dragons, was nominated for a World Fantasy Award for Best Novel, and the entire series has been nominated for a Hugo Award. She holds an undergraduate degree in archaeology and folklore from Harvard and is now pursuing a PhD in anthropology and folklore at Indiana University.

About the Narrators

Barrie Kreinik is an actor, singer, playwright, and voice-dialect coach based in New York City. Her audiobook narrations have earned an AudioFile Earphones Award. A graduate of the Brown/Trinity MFA acting program, she is a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA.

Iva-Marie Palmer is the author of The Summers and The End of the World as We Know It. She grew up in Chicago’s south suburbs and now lives in Los Angeles with her husband.