Leading authors draw on themes of arrival, discovery and destination in a collection of six contemporary fiction works written especially for Audible. Commissioned for audio format, these stories are performed by narrators with an acknowledgement to the medieval culture of bards – professional storytellers.
In this collection, Claire Fuller and Marina Lewycka explore 'discovery' at different times of our lives; Chigozie Obioma and Adam Thirlwell consider their protagonists' long-held desires through 'destination'; and Sarah Hall and Joanne Harris view 'arrival' through negotiating life-changing events.
Bard is one of three short story collections written by our favourite best-selling novelists and emerging authors, and curated based on the themes of arrival, discovery and destination. Jali collates science fiction tales while Skald features six crime stories.
This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download all 6 episodes to your Library now.
What the critics say
"The ancient art of storytelling, updated." (Glamour)
"Beautifully read by well-chosen voices." (Sunday Times)
"Intelligent literary dramas." (The Times)
"Skald brings together a gripping collection of chilling crime-thrillers, Jali is a compilation of smart and surreal sci-fi on the bleeding edge of literary innovation, and Bard celebrates the beauty of language with intelligent literary dramas and inspired fictional narratives." (Grazia)
"As a listener to this station, you'll be familiar with the idea of an audiobook, but now that traditional format has been give a make-over in the form of works written specifcally for audio." (BBC Radio 4, The World Tonight - interview with Joanne Harris)