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Assassin's Creed: Gold

An Audible Original Drama
Written by: Anthony Del Col
Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (41 ratings)

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Please note: This title contains explicit language

Assassin’s Creed: Gold is a stand-alone tale from the Assassin's Creed universe in which we meet Aliyah Khan, a card shark and hustler who’s been dealt a rough hand in life. Surviving through her smarts and street scams, Aliyah struggles to get by until she loses big time to a mysterious older man, Gavin Banks. Her only option to repay Banks is to become an Assassin. During her training, Banks tells Aliyah of the centuries-old battle between the Assassins and Templars, imploring her to help him decode a secret message inscribed on an illegal form of currency during the Great Recoinage of 1696.   

With a cast of characters beloved the world over by fans of the franchise, Assassin’s Creed: Gold tells a gripping tale of imminent economic collapse, featuring appearances from Warden of the Royal Mint, Isaac Newton, con artist and counterfeiter William Chaloner, blind assassin Omar Khaled and assassin trainer Rose Galloway. Equal parts adrenaline-fueled and thought-provoking, Assassin’s Creed: Gold draws a compelling parallel with the financial chaos of Isaac Newton’s 17th-century Britain and the economic uncertainty of our more recent history.  

Audible’s new full-cast drama will realise the clash of the Assassins and Templars as a gripping audio thriller with lead performances from Riz Ahmed (Emmy winner, Golden Globe nominee, The Night Of, Rogue One, Four Lions), Anthony Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Merlin, Little Britain), Danny Wallace (BAFTA Games Award winner, Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, Assassin’s Creed III) and Tamara Lawrance (Corvidae, On Chesil Beach).  

Performed by: Riz Ahmed, Laura Aikman, Rachel Atkins, Brian Bowles, Andrew Branch, John Chancer, Lily Donovan, Rupert Fairley, Ray Fearon, Owen Findlay, Jason Forbes, Nicholas Goh, Anthony Head, David John, Jim Johnson, Will Kelly, Tamara Lawrance, John Last, Gemma Lawrence, Nicholas le Prevost, Simon Lipson, Hayward Morse, Paul Panting, Laila Payne, Nigel Pilkington, Joseph Radcliffe, David Rintoul, Anne Rosenfeld, Jennifer Saayeng, Gyuri Sarossy, Danny Wallace and Daniel Weyman.

©2019 Ubisoft Entertainment (P)2020 Audible, Ltd
Enter the World of Assassin's Creed. Assass1n’s Creed is a third person open world action adventure game franchise spanning the course of history. The series depicts a centuries-old struggle, between the Assassins, who fight for peace with free will, and the Templars, who desire peace through control. Assassin’s Creed features historical fiction, science fiction and fictional characters, intertwined with real-world historical events and figures. Players control an Assassin in the past, while switching to an Assassin Initiate in the present day, both of whom are on the hunt for their Templar targets.

Born to a very poor single mother in the Brixton area of London, Aliyah has had to hustle her entire life to get ahead. She’s extremely sharp and intelligent, but quite often the chip on her shoulder about her upbringing will stop her from succeeding. Her upbringing and abandonment at the hands of her father has led her not to trust others.

One of history’s greatest thinkers, now in his 50s, Newton - brilliant, eccentric and no people skills - becomes obsessed with finding and stopping Chaloner. After embarking on this quest he realises he’s going to have to act as more than an academic and get his hands dirty. It’s a personal challenge to Newton, and his obsessive personality won’t allow him to back down.

The lead of our 1696 story, Omar was raised the blind son of a butler in London. Recruited by the Assassins at 12, he’s done a great deal that’s scarred him leading him to help society through non-violent means. But when he sees the only way to take down the great counterfeiter is by fighting violence with violence, he’s pulled back into his old ways.

Shaun is a history expert and provides research and historical context to his fellow characters in Assassin's Creed: Gold - both verbally and through his entries in the Animus database. Shaun is rather sarcastic and condescending towards his colleagues, having little patience for small talk.

Immerse yourself in Assassin's Creed: Gold

In 1696, Rose Galloway & Omar Khaled secretly meet in a Church Crypt
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In 2019, Aliyah is distressed in the Animus whilst Gavin & My'Shell look on.
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Aliyah describes how she was introduced to poker, before we return to the interrogation room in Newgate Jail in 1696.
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It’s 2019, and Gavin, Aliyah and My'Shell are at the London Docks in a Shipping container.
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  • In 1696, Rose Galloway & Omar Khaled secretly meet in a Church Crypt
  • In 2019, Aliyah is distressed in the Animus whilst Gavin & My'Shell look on.
  • Aliyah describes how she was introduced to poker, before we return to the interrogation room in Newgate Jail in 1696.
  • It’s 2019, and Gavin, Aliyah and My'Shell are at the London Docks in a Shipping container.
Anthony Del Col

About the author

Anthony Del Col is a bestselling writer of comics, audio dramas, television and stage. He created Audible’s thriller Unheard: The Story of Anna Winslow which debuted at #1 in the U.S. and U.K. in late-2017. He is the co-creator of the award-winning comic book series Kill Shakespeare which has been adapted as a stage show, audio drama, table-top game and is currently in development for TV, as well as the writer of comics including Luke Cage: Everyman, Assassin's Creed and controversial WWII graphic novel Son of Hitler.

He is a proud Canadian who lives in New York with wife Lisa and son Dashiell.

Riz Ahmed

About the Performer: Riz Ahmed stars as Omar Khalid


Emmy award winner Riz Ahmed is a critically acclaimed actor, writer, creator, producer, musician, director and activist. He became one of Hollywood’s most sought after artists following the explosive success of HBO’s The Night Of, written and created by the legendary Steven Zaillan for which he won an Emmy Award, and was Golden Globe and SAG nominated. He has starred in successful feature films including Disney’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Jacques Audiard’s The Sisters Brothers and most-recently Sony/Marvel’s Venom. He first garnered industry attention in festival favourites Four Lions and Nightcrawler.

John Chancer

About the Performer: John Chancer stars as Gavin Banks


John Chancer has narrated audio dramas including Alien: Sea of Sorrows, Around the World in 80 Days and Murder on the Orient Express. He has provided his voice for over 100 audiobooks and dozens of video games, radio dramas and cartoons. Visually, he has appeared in dozens of films and TV shows, including Casino Royale, The One and Only Ivan, Spooks, Episodes and Top Coppers. He also has a long association with theatre all over the UK and in the USA.

Ray Fearon

About the Performer: Ray Fearon stars as Fahad Kahn


After graduating from drama school, Ray garnered a reputation as a stage actor with the RSC and in the West End, becoming the first black actor to play Othello on an RSC stage in over 40 years and later becoming an RSC Associate Artist. His other notable theatre credits include playing Mark Anthony in Julius Caesar (RSC), Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (RSC) directed by Michael Attenborough, the title role in Pericles (RSC), Macbeth at Manchester Festival, The Soldier’s Fortune at the Young Vic, and Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads at the National Theatre. Ray’s film credits include the blockbuster Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone, Kenneth Branagh’s Hamlet and starring in Oskar Roehlar’s Lulu and Jimmi. His extensive television credits include BBC One’s Silk, Waking the Dead and Death In Paradise and ITV1’s Prime Suspect.

Anthony Head

About the Performer: Anthony Head stars as Isaac Newton


English actor Anthony Head graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (a family thing - his mother and his brother both acted, and now, so do his daughters). You may recognise him from his role as Giles, the librarian/Watcher across seven series of late-90’s hit TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, or even as Uther from Merlin, or the P.M in Little Britain. In addition to performances across theatre (including The Rocky Horror Show, Rope, Otherwise Engaged, and Love In Idleness), TV (Manchild, Vanity Fair, and The Stranger), film (The Iron Lady, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, and A Street Cat Named Bob). Anthony is also a musician.

Tamara Lawrance

About the Performer: Tamara Lawrance stars as Aliyah Khan


Known internationally for her work on stage, particularly in several award-winning plays at London’s National Theatre, on television- following parts in Undercover (2016) and King Charles III (2017) - Tamara was critically lauded in The Long Song (2018), playing the lead role of Miss July in the BBC adaptation of Andrea Levy’s novel. She plays the lead in feature film Corvidae, and is in Steve McQueen’s new BBC TV Series.

Recently named a Screen International “Screen Star of Tomorrow 2018”, WhatsOnStage named her one of “10 theatre faces to look out for” and The Guardian listed her in “20 talents set to take 2017 by storm”.

Gemma Lawrence

About the Performer: Gemma Lawrence stars as Rose Galloway


Gemma Lawrence is known for her work across film, TV and theatre, whose credits include The National Theatre, Young Vic and Shakespeare's Globe. Gemma has graced our screens opposite Idris Elba in Luther, in Shakespeare & Hathaway and Holby City as well as many much loved dramas across the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV.

Danny Wallace

About the Performer: Danny Wallace stars as Shaun Hastings


He’s a multi-award-winning television and radio presenter, an internationally-bestselling author of 17 books, a BAFTA-winning voiceover artist, and Jim Carrey played him in a film.

On TV, he’s hosted Saturday night shows on BBC1 like Test the Nation and written and presented documentaries like Horizon, plus shows on Radio 2, Radio 4, 6Music, Absolute, plus the triple Sony Award-winning XFM Breakfast Show with Danny Wallace. He’s acted in six Assassin’s Creed games.

His writing career includes Sunday Times-bestsellers Awkward Situations for Men and Yes Man, the multi-award-winning children’s series, Hamish and the WorldStoppers and work for TIME, The Guardian, and ShortList magazine.

The making of Assassin's Creed: Gold

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The Great Recoinage. In 1696 the English Government under King William III tried - and failed - to replace all the coins currently in circulation leading to coins being counterfeited. With many forged coins still floating about in the world, part of Aliyah’s task in the story is to decode a message on one of the false coins.

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my first audiobook and I loved it

I'll be honest I wasn't sure what to expect. I love you sassin Creed games but I thought this might have been just someone reading a book without it being dramatized and I truly loved it and was able to listen to it within the day at work. And made my day go by so much quicker and the story was amazing. I love this to be made into a video game or even an animated series so that I can see as to how it compares with what was in my mind.

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Excellent with a Full Serving of Superb!

Excellent story, well-paced, and interesting. SUPERB vocal performances, especially by Tamara Lawrence, Riz Ahmed, and Laila Paine. The sound design and editing created an intensely immersive experience.

Don't listen on a work night, though. I just had to finish, I listened all night, and I'm now typing this at 4:30 am.

The worst thing I can say is, "I want more!"

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hook in the first few minutes.

I loved it all. I play the games so thought it was worth a listen. now I need many

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AMAZING!!

I loved the story and the narrator's so much, one of the best I've ever heard. Would highly recommend for anyone interested in a mystery action mix.

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Good but not Great

This audio drama was fun to listen to, and I loved the sounds effect that we never get with normal narrations; however the story felt too much like a movie script. The story was very fast paced and needed more time to develop certain characters and scenes.

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great listen

loved it.
having different narrators for different roles was amazing. would recommend for anyone who is adventurous

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Excellent addition

I thoroughly enjoyed AC: GOLD, an excellent addition to the AC family. Looking forward to discovering more like this

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Awesome book for AC fans!

If you are an Assassins Creed fan like me and have played the games. You will really enjoy the book. Just and Awesome book... they got to make an AC game based on this book.

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Assassin’s Creed at its best!

I was very skeptical about this project initially, but since I was an Amazon Prime, I decided to use one of my free books.

What an incredible surprise this journey was! A phenomenal experience! This was legit one of the best Assassin’s Creed experiences I’ve got to enjoy for a long time! It takes me back to the golden age of AC with modern day protagonist Desmond Miles. A correct balance between Modern Day segments and Past Regressions. Superb story telling expanding lore, and impressive voice acting all around. Also accompanied by beloved music scores from the franchise, sound effects, ambiences, and of course individual character performances!

This was truly Assassin’s Creed at its best! Refreshing and a reminder of what Assassin’s Creed used to be!



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  • Captain Redbeard
  • 2020-03-03

Fits in perfectly to the overall AC lore

I am and have been a huge Assassin’s Creed fan since the first game, so with a grain of salt I must say I was extremely impressed with Assassin’s Creed Gold. It has all the hallmarks of your classic Assassin’s Creed story. I won’t spoil it here, but the twist of our historical protagonist Omar Khaled is not only inclusive but works brilliantly with this story being a spoken word presentation.
My only complaint is how heavily the story relies on curse words. The amount of S**t and F bombs they drop just comes across as forcefully edgy. It didn’t offend me by any means as I’m used to hearing “bad words” in mature entertainment but IMHO I would think a group of highly trained, constantly on the run modern day assassins would be not only accustomed to being chased but would be educated enough to use more creative verbiage.
Beyond that, it is absolutely worth your time, especially if you’re an Assassin’s Creed fan like myself.

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  • Aspergillus Flavus
  • 2020-03-10

Excellent production with boring story

Nothing really happens in this book. Story is slooow and boring. Vulgar language without any reason. I didn't like it.

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  • John B.
  • 2020-03-07

Just Couldnt put it down!!

By far my Favorite book i have ever listen to on Audible. I really hope they come out with a whole series of these types because i would totally keep my subscription going if they did. well written well preformed. Highly recommended!! This was pure Gold.

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  • Zack
  • 2020-02-28

Gripping audio drama still leaves you wanting

The writing and performance of this were aces in my opinion, however there is a jarring acclimation at the beginning: some may need coming to terms with Aliyah’s and Michelle’s VERY liberal use of the f-bomb (this word peppers my own tongue daily so didn’t really bother me but was surprising to hear HOW often), but otherwise (minor SPOILER BY OMISSION ahead!!!) My only gripe was they failed to included ANY Piece of Eden. They casually mention the Philosopher’s Stone twice in conversation, but it’s never searched for nor found, it’s all about the counterfeit money. That is to say, however, this story still holds its own both as a good narrative and as a good fit in the Assassin’s Creed world for its on-edge, betrayal-ridden, timehopping history lesson with a great sound design in the backgrounds to boot! As an AC fanboy, it’s a must-have for me. As a casual consumer, it’s a fantastical story nonetheless.

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  • David
  • 2020-03-07

Dramatizion

Dramatizations can be hit or miss for me sometimes but this one was 100%. Having Isaac newton as a main character was exciting as well.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-02-28

Interesante

Para ser el primer podcast de Assassin's Creed, canon, está muy bien, pero es una pena que hay que ser muy fan para tragarse las 4 horas de contenido encima en inglés para entender algo tan crucial como la trama del presente, que si, en efecto una vez más, ubisoft decide lanzar algo tan importante en un podcast como en los videojuegos.

A pesar de esto muy interesante y disfrutable, la trama es ligera y se hace bastante liviana con personajes familiares.

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  • K. Knox
  • 2020-04-01

It’s VERY GOOD but is too short

This is an amazing book that I love but it seemed very short I would like it more if it was longer and it seemed to progress too fast.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-03-28

Great story!

loved it.!!! from start to finish. Will put this one on my #1 list of Ebooks to listen to multiple ×s

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  • Invisible noise
  • 2020-03-28

Enjoyable listen.

The Story is about Sir Issac Newton involvement with a counterfeit conspiracy. The characters are well played and lively.

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  • Andrew Eberhardt
  • 2020-03-26

Fantastic!

Absolutely amazing such a refreshing take on the series as a whole! Would recommend it to any fan of the series.

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