San Diego Comic Con Must-Reads


As the 48th annual San Diego Comic Con draws to a close, patrons from all over the world will be heading back home with a lifetime of memories. No matter the mode of transportation, a book for the journey home is sure to help pass the time. With the help of Audible, listening to books is easier than ever. Here's a SDCC-themed list of books to check out:

1. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

A carnival rolls in sometime after the midnight hour on a chill Midwestern October eve, ushering in Halloween a week before its time. A calliope's shrill siren song beckons to all with a seductive promise of dreams and youth regained. In this season of dying, Cooger & Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show has come to Green Town, Illinois, to destroy every life touched by its strange and sinister mystery. And two inquisitive boys standing precariously on the brink of adulthood will soon discover the secret of the satanic raree-show's smoke, mazes, and mirrors, as they learn all too well the heavy cost of wishes - and the stuff of nightmare.

2. The Complete Omnibus Volume 1: 1917-1926 by H.P. Lovecraft

This is volume one of a two-volume omnibus set comprising the complete fictional works of Howard Phillips Lovecraft. Every story written for publication under his own name is included in this set, from 1917 through 1935. Highlights of this volume include: "Dagon", "The Doom That Came to Sarnath", "The Music of Erich Zann", "Herbert West, Reanimator", "The Hound", "The Lurking Fear", "The Rats in the Walls", The Shunned House, "The Horror at Red Hook", "In the Vault", "The Call of Cthulhu", "The Strange High House in the Mist" and The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath.

3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it's the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run - and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry's tea leaves.... But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss....


4. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

After a violent coup in the United States overthrows the Constitution and ushers in a new government regime, the Republic of Gilead imposes subservient roles on all women. Offred, now a Handmaid tasked with the singular role of procreation in the childless household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife, can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost everything, even her own name. Despite the danger, Offred learns to navigate the intimate secrets of those who control her every move, risking her life for mere glimpses of her former freedom, and records her story for future listeners.

5. Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp: The Heroes Journey by Steve Behling

In the aftermath of the Avengers' Civil War, Scott Lang, the incredible Ant-Man, is grappling with the consequences of his choices - as a Super Hero, a father, and a friend. While he struggles to rebalance his life (and gets used to living under house arrest), Hope Van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym have been forced into hiding, and Hope has taken up her own superhero mantle: the Wasp. With Hope and Hank on the run, and Scott stuck in place, the incredible Pym Particle technology might be the only key to getting all their lives back on track and solving the mysteries of the Quantum Realm.