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Listen to 2000 AD audiobooks on Audible!

Turn on, tune in, and freak out – you can have Thrill-power plugged directly into your aural receptors with 2000 AD novels on Audible!

From Judge Dredd and Judge Anderson’s first days on the streets, to the rise of the Judges in contemporary America and the fall of Deadworld under the Dark Judges, these audiobooks bring a new dimension to the worlds of 2000 AD!

Brought to you by narrators including William Hope (Aliens, Sherlock Holmes), Ako Mitchell (Aliens vs. Predator, Lake Placid: The Final Chapter), Laurence Bouvard (Silent Hill: Origins), Morgan Hallett (The Flight Attendant), these audiobooks will take you into whole new worlds of adventure, terror, and excitement!

So get your Audible subscription today and dive ears-first into the 2000 AD future, Earthlets!

And don’t forget there’s also the breathtaking Penguin Random House audiobook adaptations of 2000 AD classics such as Sláine: The Horned God, Halo Jones, Brink, and Judge Dredd, which are available on Audible now!

Judge Fear’s Big Day Out and Other Stories

By: Michael Carroll, Alan Grant, Cavan Scott, David Baillie, Gary Russell, Gordon Rennie, Jonathan Green, Karl Stock, Simon Spurrier
Narrated by: William Hope
Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins

A shopping mall where droids sell organs harvested from street trash. A murderous imaginary friend. A psychotic composer drafting music from pain. All in a day’s work for the Lawman of the Future!

Edited by and with an introduction by Dredd veteran writer Michael Carroll, this gathers the very best short stories from more than a decade of the Judge Dredd Megazine.

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Judge Dredd: Year One

By: Matt Smith, Al Ewing, Michael Carroll
Narrated by: Jordan Harold
Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins

Mega-City One, 2080. Judge Joe Dredd’s first year on the streets as a full-eagle Judge. Bred for justice, trained in law, Dredd’s no helpless rookie, but he’s not the seasoned veteran we know either. Three tales follow the first adventures of the future city’s greatest lawman. 

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Judge Anderson: Year One

By: Alec Worley
Narrated by: Morgan Hallett
Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins

The untold story behind Mega-City One’s most famous telepath and Judge Dredd partner, Judge Anderson, in her first year on the job! Mega-City One, 2100. Cassandra Anderson is destined to become Psi-Division’s most famous Judge, foiling supernatural threats and policing Mega-City One’s hearts and souls. For now, she’s fresh out of Academy and Psi-Div themselves are still finding their feet.

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Judge Dredd: Year Three

By: Michael Carroll, Matthew Smith, Laurel Sills
Narrated by: William Hope
Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins

In two short years, Judge Joseph Dredd has tackled hardened killers and would-be revolutionaries; he’s taken beat-downs and bounced back; and he’s even arrested his own brother. There’s no such thing as a ‘normal year’ in the Big Meg. In his third year on the sked, he’ll become embroiled in the growing anti-robot movement; he’ll head back out to the Cursed Earth; and he’ll fall afoul of the secretive SJS – and not for the last time….

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Judges: Volume Two

By: Michael Carroll, Joseph Elliott Coleman, Maura McHugh
Narrated by: Ako Mitchell, Madeleine Rose, Laurence Bouvard
Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins

Eustace Fargo’s new justice system has been in effect for eight years. The old days of waiting times and backlogs are over: judgement is quick, and sentencing is instantaneous. The old police academies have all shut down, and the new order is triumphant. But are things any better? Unrest is worse than ever. Criminals are more likely to kill rather than be caught. There’s a war coming for the streets….

LISTEN NOW >>

The Fall of Deadworld

By: Matt Smith
Narrated by: Christopher Ragland, Stephanie Cannon
Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins

Cometh the hour, cometh the fall in time, the whole world will be a graveyard, a charnel pit for billions. In time, a tiny few will be all that remains, fighting back against the terrible, rotting ‘greys’ until none are left. In time, the Dark Judges will rule unquestioned over an empty world. But before the end of Deadworld must come the fall….

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Listen to the breathtaking 2000 AD audiobook adaptations on Audible now!

Richard Armitage, Sheila Atim and Joseph Fiennes star in new audiobook adaptations of legendary 2000 AD comics, including Judge Dredd and Halo Jones – now available of Audible! 

The Handmaid’s Tale and Shakespeare in Love star Joseph Fiennes stars as the legendary future lawman Judge Dredd in a brand new series of audiobook adaptations from Penguin Random House and 2000 AD

The Underground Railroad’s Sheila Atim plays the lead in the adaptation of The Ballad of Halo Jones, Alan Moore and Ian Gibson’s groundbreaking feminist space opera, while The Hobbit’s Richard Armitage and His Dark Materials’ Nina Sosanya will star in Dan Abnett and INJ Culbard’s space-noir Brink

The five new dramatic audio adaptions of the best-selling 2000 AD graphic novels are performed by an ensemble cast, and accompanied by an original score and immersive soundscapes. These action-packed audio recordings will take fans on an immersive listening experience like no other!

Buy Judge Dredd: America
Buy Judge Dredd: The Pit
Buy The Ballad of Halo Jones
Buy Brink
Buy Sláine: The Horned God

Written by some of the biggest names in comics – including Alan Moore (Watchmen, V for Vendetta, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), Dan Abnett (The Legion of Super-Heroes, Aquaman, Guardians of the Galaxy), Pat Mills (Marshal Law), Simon Bisley (Lobo) and John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra, co-creators of Judge Dredd – the series of five new audiobook adaptations includes: 

Judge Dredd: America featuring Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale, Shakespeare in Love), America is long considered one of the most important stories in British comics history; a story about freedom, terrorism, and armed struggle against an oppressive totalitarian police state. Wagner and Colin MacNeil’s groundbreaking story confirmed Judge Dredd‘s place as one of the most politically charged and nuanced series in comics. 

Judge Dredd: The Pit featuring Paterson Joseph (Neverwhere, Timeless), The Pit is an epic police procedural saga infused with action, politics, and corruption – The Wire meets Britain’s home-grown superhero Judge Dredd. Alongside a supporting cast of Judges, Dredd must clean up the dirtiest sector in Mega-City One. 

The Ballad of Halo Jones featuring Sheila Atim (The Underground Railroad), is a galaxy-spanning adventure story, a feminist space opera, and an epic written by arguably the world’s greatest comic book writer, Alan Moore. 

Sláine: The Horned God featuring Colin Morgan (Merlin, Humans), is an exhilarating mix of Celtic mythology, violence, and heroism, telling the story of the Horned God’s journey of death and rebirth, as Sláine leads his tribe in the service of the Earth goddess. 

These adaptations in audio have been produced by the award-winning Penguin Random House Studios. Working closely with authors and editors at 2000 AD, all 300 characters in the graphics novels have been voiced by over 40 narrators, alongside mesmerising sound effects and original music. 

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Richard Armitage, Sheila Atim and Joseph Fiennes to star in 2000 AD audiobook adaptations

Richard Armitage, Sheila Atim and Joseph Fiennes to star in new audiobook adaptations of legendary 2000 AD comics, including Judge Dredd and Halo Jones, to be released March 2021 

The Handmaid’s Tale and Shakespeare in Love star Joseph Fiennes will star as the legendary future lawman Judge Dredd in the new series of audiobook adaptations from Penguin Random House and 2000 AD

The Underground Railroad’s Sheila Atim will play the lead in the adaptation of The Ballad of Halo Jones, Alan Moore and Ian Gibson’s groundbreaking feminist space opera, while The Hobbit’s Richard Armitage and His Dark Materials’ Nina Sosanya will star in Dan Abnett and INJ Culbard’s space-noir Brink

These five new dramatic audio adaptions of the best-selling 2000 AD graphic novels are performed by an ensemble cast, and accompanied by an original score and immersive soundscapes. These action-packed audio recordings will take fans on an immersive listening experience like no other. 

Pre-order Judge Dredd: America
Pre-order Judge Dredd: The Pit
Pre-order The Ballad of Halo Jones
Pre-order Brink
Pre-order Sláine: The Horned God

“Brink is great sci-fi. It tells a scarily plausible story in an extraordinary, compelling way. Being involved in turning the graphic novels by Dan Abnett and INJ Culbard into a purely audio experience has been fascinating; hearing the story played out means that individual characters and situations become vivid in a whole new way. So Brink now exists on yet another plane, and in another dimension.” – Nina Sosanya 

The themes of the novels remain as relevant today as when they were first printed. From the tyrannical law enforcement of Judge Dredd in America to the stunning feminist space opera of Halo Jones, these dystopian worlds draw unnerving parallels to the politics and society of the world we live in today. 

Written by some of the biggest names in comics – including Alan Moore (Watchmen, V for Vendetta, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), Dan Abnett (The Legion of Super-Heroes, Aquaman, Guardians of the Galaxy), Pat Mills (Marshal Law), Simon Bisley (Lobo) and John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra, co-creators of Judge Dredd – the series of five new audiobook adaptations will include: 

Judge Dredd: America featuring Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale, Shakespeare in Love), America is long considered one of the most important stories in British comics history; a story about freedom, terrorism, and armed struggle against an oppressive totalitarian police state. Wagner and Colin MacNeil’s groundbreaking story confirmed Judge Dredd‘s place as one of the most politically charged and nuanced series in comics. 

Judge Dredd: The Pit featuring Paterson Joseph (Neverwhere, Timeless), The Pit is an epic police procedural saga infused with action, politics, and corruption – The Wire meets Britain’s home-grown superhero Judge Dredd. Alongside a supporting cast of Judges, Dredd must clean up the dirtiest sector in Mega-City One. 

Brink featuring Richard Armitage (The Hobbit, Captain America) and Nina Sosonya (His Dark Materials, W1A) from hit comics duo Dan Abnett and INJ Culbard sees humanity living in vast space platforms and on the brink of extinction in this atmospheric space-noir. 

“It’s an incredible feat to be able to turn a visual medium like a comic into audio, and it was something I just had to be part of, especially after dipping into the comic book world in 

Captain America. 2000 AD has an incredible legacy in British comics, and it’s a thrill to bring these stories to life. Brink is such a wonderful space-noir drama, and I loved stepping into the shoes of Carl Brinkmann.” – Richard Armitage 

The Ballad of Halo Jones featuring Sheila Atim (The Underground Railroad), is a galaxy-spanning adventure story, a feminist space opera, and an epic written by arguably the world’s greatest comic book writer, Alan Moore. 

Sláine: The Horned God featuring Colin Morgan (Merlin, Humans), is an exhilarating mix of Celtic mythology, violence, and heroism, telling the story of the Horned God’s journey of death and rebirth, as Sláine leads his tribe in the service of the Earth goddess. 

These adaptations in audio have been produced by the award-winning Penguin Random House Studios. Working closely with authors and editors at 2000 AD, all 300 characters in the graphics novels have been voiced by over 40 narrators, alongside mesmerising sound effects and original music. 

Editors Notes 

• Recent figures from Nielsen shows that science-fiction and fantasy audiobooks remain consistently popular, with the most recent data showing that science-fiction and fantasy is the 2nd most listened to genre in the last twelve months, after crime/thriller.* 

* Nielsen Research: Understanding the UK Audiobook Consumer 2020 (fieldwork done in August 2020, n.2, 025 Nat rep respondents aged 18+) 

Penguin Random House: Penguin Random House Audio is the UK’s leading publisher of audiobooks. We bring together our amazing authors and the world’s very best acting talent to create exceptional listening experiences; from the finest stories and ideas for adults to entertainment and education for children and families. Penguin Random House Audio have won awards including the British Book Award: Audiobook of the Year three years consecutively in 2020, 2019 and 2018; for The Testaments written by Margaret Atwood and read by Ann Dowd, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Mae Whitman, Becoming written and narrated by Michelle Obama, and The Book of Dust by Phillip Pullman, narrated by Michael Sheen, respectively. 

Rebellion is an internationally renowned video games publisher and leading publisher of comics and fiction, based in Oxford, UK. Founded in 1992 by Chris and Jason Kingsley, Rebellion’s titles include the bestselling Sniper Elite series and the wildly popular Nazi Zombie Trilogy. The company is home to legendary UK comic 2000 AD and is the proud custodian of Judge Dredd. Rebellion recently acquired an extensive archive of comics covering over a century of British comic books and fiction, a deal that included titles such as Roy of the Rovers, Sexton Blake and many more beloved creations. The publishing division is also home to award-winning science fiction imprints Solaris and Abaddon, and is proud to publish some of the finest talents in genre fiction. 

Full Title List 

  • 04/03/2021 Judge Dredd: The Pit John Wagner – 9781781089989 – Digital Download 
  • 04/03/2021 Judge Dredd: America John Wagner – 9781781089996 – Digital Download 
  • 04/03/2021 The Ballad of Halo Jones Alan Moore – 9781786184535 – Digital Download 
  • 04/03/2021 Brink: Volumes 1-3 Dan Abnett – 9781786184542 – Digital Download 
  • 04/03/2021 Sláine: The Horned God Pat Mills – 9781786184528 – Digital Download 
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Listen now – 2000 AD audiobooks available on Audible!

Turn on, tune in, and freak out – you can have Thrill-power plugged directly into your aural receptors with 2000 AD novels on Audible!

From Judge Dredd and Judge Anderson’s first days on the streets, to the rise of the Judges in contemporary America and the fall of Deadworld under the Dark Judges, these audiobooks bring a new dimension to the worlds of 2000 AD!

So get your Audible subscription today and dive ears-first into the 2000 AD future, Earthlets!

Judge Dredd: Year One

By: Matt Smith, Al Ewing, Michael Carroll
Narrated by: Jordan Harold
Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins

Mega-City One, 2080. Judge Joe Dredd’s first year on the streets as a full-eagle Judge. Bred for justice, trained in law, Dredd’s no helpless rookie, but he’s not the seasoned veteran we know either. Three tales follow the first adventures of the future city’s greatest lawman. 

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Judge Anderson: Year One

By: Alec Worley
Narrated by: Morgan Hallett
Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins

The untold story behind Mega-City One’s most famous telepath and Judge Dredd partner, Judge Anderson, in her first year on the job! Mega-City One, 2100. Cassandra Anderson is destined to become Psi-Division’s most famous Judge, foiling supernatural threats and policing Mega-City One’s hearts and souls. For now, she’s fresh out of Academy and Psi-Div themselves are still finding their feet.

LISTEN NOW >>

Judges: Volume Two

By: Michael Carroll, Joseph Elliott Coleman, Maura McHugh
Narrated by: Ako Mitchell, Madeleine Rose, Laurence Bouvard
Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins

Eustace Fargo’s new justice system has been in effect for eight years. The old days of waiting times and backlogs are over: judgement is quick, and sentencing is instantaneous. The old police academies have all shut down, and the new order is triumphant. But are things any better? Unrest is worse than ever. Criminals are more likely to kill rather than be caught. There’s a war coming for the streets….

LISTEN NOW >>

The Fall of Deadworld

By: Matt Smith
Narrated by: Christopher Ragland, Stephanie Cannon
Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins

Cometh the hour, cometh the fall in time, the whole world will be a graveyard, a charnel pit for billions. In time, a tiny few will be all that remains, fighting back against the terrible, rotting ‘greys’ until none are left. In time, the Dark Judges will rule unquestioned over an empty world. But before the end of Deadworld must come the fall….

LISTEN NOW >>

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2000 AD novels – now on Audible!

Now you can have Thrill-power plugged directly into your aural receptors – with 2000 AD novels on Audible!

The latest omnibus novella collections from two of Rebellion’s top-rated prose series are now available to listen to – Judges by Michael Carroll, Maura McHugh, and Joseph Elliott-Coleman; and The Fall of Deadworld by Matthew Smith!

Get your Audible subscription today and dive ears-first into the 2000 AD future, Earthlets!

United States of America, AD 2041 – Eustace Fargo’s new justice system has been in effect for eight years. The old days of waiting times and backlogs are over: judgement is quick, and sentencing is instantaneous. The old police academies have all shut down, and the new order is triumphant. But are things any better? Unrest is worse than ever. Criminals are more likely to kill rather than be caught. There’s a war coming for the streets….

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Cometh the hour, cometh the fall in time, the whole world will be a graveyard, a charnel pit for billions. In time, a tiny few will be all that remains, fighting back against the terrible, rotting ‘greys’ until none are left. In time, the Dark Judges will rule unquestioned over an empty world. But before the end of Deadworld must come the fall….

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Rebellion & Penguin Random House sign graphic novels and fiction audiobook deal

Increasing demand for science fiction audio leads Penguin Random House partnership with Rebellion

Penguin Random House has partnered with leading comics, fiction, and video game publisher Rebellion. The partnership will see Penguin Random House produce and distribute audio versions of their latest fiction titles alongside classic graphic novels from the #1 bestselling 2000 AD imprint.

New research from Harris Interactive indicates that science fiction is one of the leading audiobook genres, with 30% of those surveyed listening to science fiction in the last 12 months.* However, the latest research from Bookstat, revealed at the recent Futurebook conference, has indicated that traditional publishers are only capturing half of the overall demand, which supported Penguin Random House’s decision to invest in this area. 

Richard Lennon, Audio Publisher at Penguin Random House, said:“This is a really exciting new partnership which helps us reach even more listeners in this hugely popular and ever-growing section of the audiobook market. We’re looking forward to helping tell some of Rebellion’s incredible stories and to creating some truly groundbreaking recordings, particularly as we explore turning some of British comic book history’s true greats – Judge Dredd, Slaine and Rogue Trooper, to name but a few – into audiobooks for the first time.”

Ben Smith, Rebellion’s Head of Film, TV & Publishing, said: “Rebellion is the UK’s leading comic book publisher and home to Hugo and Nebula award-winning fiction from our Solaris and Abaddon imprints, and as such we’re delighted to partner with Penguin’s forward-looking audio team. Their appetite to bring both our fiction and our landmark graphic novels to the audiobook market is tremendously exciting. We can’t wait for the public to listen to the incredible stories in the works.” 

Penguin Random House will produce and distribute audio versions of around 30 titles a year from the Rebellion frontlist, which covers genres including science fiction, fantasy and horror, and will include works from authors such as Chuck Wendig, Katherine Addison, Derek Künsken and Adrian Tchaikovsky. The audiobooks, published from March 2020, will draw on Penguin Random House’s roster of top narrator talent. They regularly top the bestseller charts with titles such as The Handmaid’s Tale narrated by Elisabeth Moss, The Secret Commonwealth narrated by Michael Sheen, and Becoming narrated by Michelle Obama.

The partnership also sees Penguin Random House record and produce adaptations of 5 new graphic novels in the 2000 AD series, which will feature multi-voice narration, sound design and original music to bring the stories to life. This is not the first time Penguin Random House has embarked on ambitious recordings of science fiction audiobooks: last year it brought together a groundbreaking ensemble of 50 different voices for a completely immersive full-cast recording of Sylvain Neuvel’s Only Human, which was nominated for several awards including the New York Festival Radio Awards.

Available from today, the first title to be published will be Chuck Wendig’s apocalyptic epic, Wanderers, read by Dominic Hoffman and Xe Sands. 

Penguin Random House: Penguin Random House is the UK’s leading publisher of audiobooks. We bring together our amazing authors and the world’s very best acting talent to create exceptional listening experiences, from the finest stories and ideas for adults to entertainment and education for children and families. Penguin Random House have won awards including the British Book Awards Audiobook of the Year in 2019 and 2018 for Becoming, written and narrated by Michelle Obama, and The Book of Dust by Phillip Pullman, narrated by Michael Sheen.

Rebellion is an internationally renowned video games publisher and leading publisher of comics and fiction, based in Oxford, UK. Founded in 1992 by Chris and Jason Kingsley, Rebellion’s titles include the bestselling Sniper Elite series and the wildly popular Nazi Zombie Trilogy. The company is home to legendary UK comic 2000 AD and is the proud custodian of Judge Dredd. Rebellion recently acquired an extensive archive of comics covering over a century of British comic books and fiction, a deal that included titles such as Roy of the Rovers, Sexton Blake and many more beloved creations. The publishing division is also home to award-winning science fiction imprints Solaris and Abaddon, and is proud to publish some of the finest talents in genre fiction.