Canadian thriller writer Andrew Pyper follows up his White House ghost story, The Residence, with a new audiobook called "The Oracle." Photo: Heidi Pyper
Audible.ca Releases Andrew Pyper’s Exclusive Audiobook “Oracle” For New Plus Catalogue Launch
The thriller about a psychic FBI detective is one of 12,000 titles now available for free to members / BY Kim Honey / August 17th, 2021
For those who prefer to listen to books rather than read them, Canadian author Andrew Pyper has written a new thriller called Oracle about a psychic detective for Audible.ca.
The Amazon-owned company published the audiobook Aug. 17 as part of Audible’s new Plus catalogue, which give subscribers free, unlimited access to 12,000 audiobooks, podcasts and performances in addition to their monthly credit.
Oracle follows Nate Russo, an FBI investigator who searches for missing people and solves murders in an unconventional way. Pyper, who published his creepy, White House ghost story The Residence last year, has also written a 10-episode audio drama featuring Russo called Oracle: The Dreamland Murders, that will be released on Audible at a future date.
Both the novel and the drama are performed by Canadian actor Joshua Jackson, known for his role as Pacey Witter on Dawson’s Creek, and Bill Richardson on the Hulu series Little Fires Everywhere.
The Plus catalogue also introduces Canadian writer Sarah Richards’ debut novel China White in English and French, the first book in a planned series about a disgraced, Vancouver ex-cop who joins forces with a teenaged ex-cult member to bring down a ring of opium traffickers. Members can also choose from 500 other French titles from Quebec like Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse’s podcast, Habiter: Les univers de Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse.
The Plus catalogue includes other podcasts commissioned for its Canadian Audible Originals series, such as Tanya Talaga’s Seven Truths, Michelle Romanow’s The Revisionaries and Colm Feore’s True North Heists.
Actor Jay Baruchel’s Highly Legal podcast, which delves into the winners and losers in Canada’s post-legalization cannabis industry, will also be available in the Plus catalogue Aug. 17. In November, Audible will release Imminent Disaster, an audio sketch comedy from Toronto author and playwright Catherine Hernandez, who published her second novel, Crosshairs, in 2020.