A Memory Called Empire

Written by:
Arkady Martine
Narrated by:
Amy Landon

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
March 2019
15 hours 36 minutes
Winner of the 2020 Hugo Award for Best Novel
A Locus, and Nebula Award nominee for 2019
A Best Book of 2019: Library Journal, Polygon, Den of Geek
An NPR Favorite Book of 2019
A Guardian Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Book of 2019 and “Not the Booker Prize” Nominee
A Goodreads Biggest SFF Book of 2019 and Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee

'A Memory Called Empire perfectly balances action and intrigue with matters of empire and identity. All around brilliant space opera, I absolutely love it.'—Ann Leckie, author of Ancillary Justice

Ambassador Mahit Dzmare arrives in the center of the multi-system Teixcalaanli Empire only to discover that her predecessor, the previous ambassador from their small but fiercely independent mining Station, has died. But no one will admit that his death wasn't an accident—or that Mahit might be next to die, during a time of political instability in the highest echelons of the imperial court.

Now, Mahit must discover who is behind the murder, rescue herself, and save her Station from Teixcalaan's unceasing expansion—all while navigating an alien culture that is all too seductive, engaging in intrigues of her own, and hiding a deadly technological secret—one that might spell the end of her Station and her way of life—or rescue it from annihilation.

A fascinating space opera debut, Arkady Martine's A Memory Called Empire is an interstellar mystery adventure.

'The most thrilling ride ever. This book has everything I love.'—Charlie Jane Anders, author of All the Birds in the Sky
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Jefry N.

The narrator keeps me away from listening to it

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Brilliant world building. A little slow to start but the momentum and tension builds higher with every chapter. The narrator gets better with every chapter as well.

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The narrator’s voice was so robotic, I couldn’t get into the story.

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Anna D.

I couldn't stop listening and am eagerly awaiting the sequel.

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Dominic M.

Great book that focusses mostly on social, political and transcendental themes in volume, but still contains many of the thrills typical to the subgenre. The characters are pleasantly grown up and the story arches beautifully. Excellent narration as well.

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