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Assassin's Creed: Gold

An Audible Original Drama
Written by: Anthony Del Col
Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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Please note: This title contains explicit language

Assassin’s Creed: Gold is a stand-alone tale from the Assassin's Creed universe in which we meet Aliyah Khan, a card shark and hustler who’s been dealt a rough hand in life. Surviving through her smarts and street scams, Aliyah struggles to get by until she loses big time to a mysterious older man, Gavin Banks. Her only option to repay Banks is to become an Assassin. During her training, Banks tells Aliyah of the centuries-old battle between the Assassins and Templars, imploring her to help him decode a secret message inscribed on an illegal form of currency during the Great Recoinage of 1696.   

With a cast of characters beloved the world over by fans of the franchise, Assassin’s Creed: Gold tells a gripping tale of imminent economic collapse, featuring appearances from Warden of the Royal Mint, Isaac Newton, con artist and counterfeiter William Chaloner, blind assassin Omar Khaled and assassin trainer Rose Galloway. Equal parts adrenaline-fueled and thought-provoking, Assassin’s Creed: Gold draws a compelling parallel with the financial chaos of Isaac Newton’s 17th-century Britain and the economic uncertainty of our more recent history.  

Audible’s new full-cast drama will realise the clash of the Assassins and Templars as a gripping audio thriller with lead performances from Riz Ahmed (Emmy winner, Golden Globe nominee, The Night Of, Rogue One, Four Lions), Anthony Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Merlin, Little Britain), Danny Wallace (BAFTA Games Award winner, Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, Assassin’s Creed III) and Tamara Lawrance (Corvidae, On Chesil Beach).  

Performed by: Riz Ahmed, Laura Aikman, Rachel Atkins, Brian Bowles, Andrew Branch, John Chancer, Lily Donovan, Rupert Fairley, Ray Fearon, Owen Findlay, Jason Forbes, Nicholas Goh, Anthony Head, David John, Jim Johnson, Will Kelly, Tamara Lawrance, John Last, Gemma Lawrence, Nicholas le Prevost, Simon Lipson, Hayward Morse, Paul Panting, Laila Payne, Nigel Pilkington, Joseph Radcliffe, David Rintoul, Anne Rosenfeld, Jennifer Saayeng, Gyuri Sarossy, Danny Wallace and Daniel Weyman.

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Beautifully crafted and engagingly narrated

Loved the story and the narration. Assassin's Creed never fails to amaze me with an almost flawless description of history with the protagonist as the pivotal engineer of prime historical events.
An amazing performance!

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It's ok

I think the story was ok. Very straight forward even though the description claimed twists and turns. But I must commend the performances. They were very believable. Riz was impressive.

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  • Captain Redbeard
  • 03-03-20

Fits in perfectly to the overall AC lore

I am and have been a huge Assassin’s Creed fan since the first game, so with a grain of salt I must say I was extremely impressed with Assassin’s Creed Gold. It has all the hallmarks of your classic Assassin’s Creed story. I won’t spoil it here, but the twist of our historical protagonist Omar Khaled is not only inclusive but works brilliantly with this story being a spoken word presentation.
My only complaint is how heavily the story relies on curse words. The amount of S**t and F bombs they drop just comes across as forcefully edgy. It didn’t offend me by any means as I’m used to hearing “bad words” in mature entertainment but IMHO I would think a group of highly trained, constantly on the run modern day assassins would be not only accustomed to being chased but would be educated enough to use more creative verbiage.
Beyond that, it is absolutely worth your time, especially if you’re an Assassin’s Creed fan like myself.

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  • Aspergillus Flavus
  • 10-03-20

Excellent production with boring story

Nothing really happens in this book. Story is slooow and boring. Vulgar language without any reason. I didn't like it.

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  • David
  • 07-03-20

Dramatizion

Dramatizations can be hit or miss for me sometimes but this one was 100%. Having Isaac newton as a main character was exciting as well.

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  • John B.
  • 07-03-20

Just Couldnt put it down!!

By far my Favorite book i have ever listen to on Audible. I really hope they come out with a whole series of these types because i would totally keep my subscription going if they did. well written well preformed. Highly recommended!! This was pure Gold.

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  • Zack
  • 28-02-20

Gripping audio drama still leaves you wanting

The writing and performance of this were aces in my opinion, however there is a jarring acclimation at the beginning: some may need coming to terms with Aliyah’s and Michelle’s VERY liberal use of the f-bomb (this word peppers my own tongue daily so didn’t really bother me but was surprising to hear HOW often), but otherwise (minor SPOILER BY OMISSION ahead!!!) My only gripe was they failed to included ANY Piece of Eden. They casually mention the Philosopher’s Stone twice in conversation, but it’s never searched for nor found, it’s all about the counterfeit money. That is to say, however, this story still holds its own both as a good narrative and as a good fit in the Assassin’s Creed world for its on-edge, betrayal-ridden, timehopping history lesson with a great sound design in the backgrounds to boot! As an AC fanboy, it’s a must-have for me. As a casual consumer, it’s a fantastical story nonetheless.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-03-20

Great story!

loved it.!!! from start to finish. Will put this one on my #1 list of Ebooks to listen to multiple ×s

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  • Richard81
  • 26-04-20

Assassin’s Creed was pretty juvenile.

I had hoped this book would have been some sort of adventurous story filled with intrigue and an intelligent plot. I was sorely disappointed to discover that the plot was juvenile and filled with dumb whinny outbursts from the lead characters. The plot was just plain ridiculous.

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  • Invisible noise
  • 28-03-20

Enjoyable listen.

The Story is about Sir Issac Newton involvement with a counterfeit conspiracy. The characters are well played and lively.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-02-20

Interesante

Para ser el primer podcast de Assassin's Creed, canon, está muy bien, pero es una pena que hay que ser muy fan para tragarse las 4 horas de contenido encima en inglés para entender algo tan crucial como la trama del presente, que si, en efecto una vez más, ubisoft decide lanzar algo tan importante en un podcast como en los videojuegos.

A pesar de esto muy interesante y disfrutable, la trama es ligera y se hace bastante liviana con personajes familiares.

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  • Grant
  • 02-05-20

Disappointing

I appreciate that Audible is bringing out more productions with full cast, score, and sound design. Some are good, but this is a miss.

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  • Annick
  • 28-02-20

Maybe just not my thing!

I enjoyed playing the game but definitely does not translate to book form for me. It lacks an eloquence and sophistication that a literary work needs to be successful. The amount of cursing in it just distracts from the story. In the game its fine as it is a submersive experience, but you need a different approach to achieve the same effect in a book. Also the fine graphics in the game need to compensated for by finer discription of place and atmosphere in a written work. Full credit to the actors but this script needs reworking.

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  • Nigel Hollingworth
  • 29-02-20

Just not a good story

While I enjoyed the performance, I thought the story weak and disjointed. Spending too much time on minor parts of the story and then skipping through the important parts of the story seems like a strange thing to do.

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  • Sam
  • 28-02-20

Brilliant!

Awesome, great listen. One of the best Audio Drama’s made! in my top 3! Fantastic!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-03-20

Great

Really good, I would have liked it a little longer but can we have more stories like this one

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  • Paul Britton
  • 01-03-20

Awesome

Didnt know what to expect from this, love the games enjoy some of the books, even like the film. This production was excellent, perfectly in keeping with the games. Great independent story

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  • David Woodward
  • 01-03-20

Amazing

loved every second of this, story, actors, characters, was fantastic and something new and different in the Assassins Creed Universe and I hope there is many more to come.

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  • Adam Clegg
  • 29-02-20

Great Assassin's Creed story

loved this story, I dropped one star as I felt the ambient noises were a bit distracting (in the beginning at least). The characters were well written too...well worth a listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-02-20

Engaging New AC Tale

This was a fantastic story with wonderful performances. Anthony Head stands out among the cast, and Riz Ahmed is brilliant as lead historical character, Omar Khaled. The audio drama may not advance the overall AC narrative, but it is a fun tale which breathes live back into the stalled world of Assassin’s Creed. And it gives us back my favourite character, Shaun Hastings. Fans will love this, as I did.

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  • mje
  • 29-02-20

Excellent

If your a fan of assassins creed this is perfect the story and the performances work well and with Omar being blind it meshes so well with the audio book format

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  • Tyler Proudlove
  • 29-02-20

Great

For any fan of assassins creed this a great story, with strong characters, a strong plot and a strong ending

The continued use of familiar and (I find importantly) earlier OST tracks (Jesper Kyd).

Would 100% recommend

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-03-20

The past > The present

As with every other Assassin's Creed story before it, it's the moments set in the past that make AC Gold truly shine. The modern day story was fine but I personally wanted it to end each time so I could go back to listening to the conversations between Omar and Issac Newton. Solid story and performances throughout, even though Riz Ahmed steals the show as expected!

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  • Blue
  • 03-03-20

a smart choice

I've alqays been a fan of the assassin creed series but when this came out i didn't have much of an idea about weith i wanted to listen to it but after a while i was smiling at tge interesting ideas in it with blindness and fear of tight and/or dark place was "a smart"