The action-packed alternate fantasy returns for a new generation, featuring fiction from number-one New York Times best-selling author George R. R. Martin, Michael Cassutt, Melinda M. Snodgrass, Lewis Shiner, and more - plus two completely new stories from Kevin Andrew Murphy and best-selling author Carrie Vaughn.
Forty years after the Wild Card Virus' release, the World Health Organization decides it's time to take a delegation of Aces, Jokers, politicians, and journalists on a fact-finding mission to learn how other countries are dealing with the virus that reshaped humanity. Leading the team is Gregg Hartmann, a senator with presidential aspirations and a dangerous ace up his sleeve. Joining him is a menagerie of some of the series' best and most popular Wild Cards, including Dr. Tachyon; aces Peregrine and Golden Boy; and jokers Chrysalis, Troll, and Father Squid.
From the jungles of Haiti and Peru to the tumultuous political climate of Egypt, from a monastery in Japan to the streets of the most glamorous cities of Europe, the Wild Cards are in for an eye-opening trip. While some are worshiped as actual gods, those possessing the most extreme mutations are treated with a contempt that's all too familiar to the delegates from Jokertown. New alliances will be formed, new enemies will be made, and some actions will fulfill centuries-old prophecies that make ripples throughout the future of the Wild Cards universe.
Various Roles Read by a Full Cast of Narrators:
Peregrine read by Kathleen Turner ("Down by the Nile")
Chrysalis read by Selma Blair
Sen. Gregg Hartmann/Puppetman read by Clancy Brown
Yeoman Brennan read by Adrian Paul
Xavier Desmond read by Armin Shimerman ("From the Journal of Xavier Desmond")
Dr. Tachyon read by Raphael Sbarge ("Mirrors of the Soul")
Cordelia Chaisson read by Kasey Lansdale ("Down in the Dreamtime")
Ti Malice read by Nicholas Guy Smith
Jayewardene read by Sanjit de Silva ("The Teardrop of India")
Troll read by Richard Moll ("Warts and All")
Sara Morgenstern read by Emily Rankin
Joann Jefferson read by Donnabella Mortel ("Always Spring in Prague")
Xbalanque read by Noel Bearheart
Wilfried Molniya read by Stefan Rudnicki ("Legends")
Hunapu read by Ozzie Rodriguez
Mackie Messer read by PJ Ochlan
Misha/Kahina read by Yasmine Barghouty
Fortunato read by Prentice Onayemi ("Zero Hour")
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Starts slow, but eventually picks up steam
No, not unless I'm starting the series over again
The introduction of new characters
The men's voices. Most of woman's voices lacked emotion and were very bland
Every W.C. book makes me want to listen to it in one sitting
A few of the narrators really brought the book to life. Likewise, I few almost ruined the book. My favorite voice narrations were for Troll, Desmond, and the Puppetman.
- Lt. Worf
- Martha K.