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J. P. Smythe

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J. P. Smythe joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios to discuss his latest book, his writing process, and the authors and books that inspire him.

©2016 Audible Ltd (P)2016 Audible Ltd

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Way Down Dark

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Seventeen-year-old Chan's ancestors left a dying Earth hundreds of years ago, in search of a new home. Generations later they are still searching. Every day aboard the interstellar transport ship Australia is a kind of hell where no one is safe, no one can hide. Indeed, the only life Chan's ever known is one of endless violence. A life of survival. Fiercely independent and entirely self-sufficient, she has learned to keep her head down as much as possible, careful not to draw attention to herself amid the mayhem. For the Australia is a ship of death, filled with murderous gangs and twisted cults vying for supremacy in a closed environment with limited resources and no hope. And then one day Chan makes an extraordinary discovery: There may be a way to return the Australia to Earth. But doing so will only bring her to the attention of the fanatics and murderers who control life aboard the ship, putting her and everyone she loves in terrible danger. Is it worth endangering her life and the lives of her few friends and loved ones for an uncertain return to a home world that may be uninhabitable? Especially since to do so she must descend into the deep dark in the bowels of the ship, which is piled high with the bodies and the secrets of the dead.

©2016 J. P. Smythe (P)2016 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Taryn Eva
Author: J. P. Smythe
Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
Cover art for Way Down Dark

Way Down Dark

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Shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award Imagine a nightmare from which there is no escape. Seventeen-year-old Chan's ancestors left a dying Earth hundreds of years ago, in search of a new home. They never found one. This is a hell where no one can hide. The only life that Chan's ever known is one of violence, of fighting. Of trying to survive. This is a ship of death, of murderers and cults and gangs. But there might be a way to escape. In order to find it, Chan must head way down into the darkness - a place of buried secrets, long-forgotten lies, and the abandoned bodies of the dead. This is the Australia. Chan, fiercely independent and self-sufficient, keeps her head down and lives quietly, careful not to draw attention to herself amid the violence and disorder. Until the day she makes an extraordinary discovery - a way to return the Australia to Earth. But doing so would bring her to the attention of the fanatics and the murderers who control life aboard the ship, putting her and everyone she loves in terrible danger. And a safe return to Earth is by no means certain.

©2015 J. P. Smythe (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton

Narrator: Taryn Eva
Author: J. P. Smythe
Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible