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The Witch Elm

142 ratings

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Named a New York Times notable book of 2018 and a best book of 2018 by NPR, The New York Times Book Review, Amazon, The Boston Globe, LitHub, Vulture, Slate, Elle, Vox, and Electric Literature. “Tana French’s best and most intricately nuanced novel yet.” (The New York Times) An “extraordinary” (Stephen King) and “mesmerizing” (LA Times) new stand-alone novel from the master of crime and suspense and author of the forthcoming novel The Searcher.  From the writer who "inspires cultic devotion in readers" (The New Yorker) and has been called "incandescent" by Stephen King, "absolutely mesmerizing" by Gillian Flynn, and "unputdownable" (People), comes a gripping new novel that turns a crime story inside out.   Toby is a happy-go-lucky charmer who's dodged a scrape at work and is celebrating with friends when the night takes a turn that will change his life - he surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover from his injuries, beginning to understand that he might never be the same man again, he takes refuge at his family's ancestral home to care for his dying uncle Hugo. Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden - and as detectives close in, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed.   A spellbinding standalone from one of the best suspense writers working today, The Witch Elm asks what we become, and what we're capable of, when we no longer know who we are.

©2018 Tana French (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Paul Nugent
Author: Tana French
Length: 22 hrs and 7 mins
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The Dark Prophecy

107 ratings

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Zeus has punished his son Apollo - god of the sun, music, archery, poetry, and more - by casting him down to earth in the form of a gawky, acne-covered 16-year-old mortal named Lester. The only way Apollo can reclaim his rightful place on Mount Olympus is by restoring several Oracles that have gone dark. What is affecting the Oracles, and how can Apollo/Lester do anything about them without his powers? After experiencing a series of dangerous - and, frankly, humiliating - trials at Camp Half-Blood, Lester must now leave the relative safety of the demigod training ground and embark on a hair-raising journey across North America. Fortunately, what he lacks in godly graces he's gaining in new friendships - with heroes who will be very familiar to fans of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Heroes of Olympus series. Come along for what promises to be a harrowing, hilarious, and haiku-filled ride....

©2017 Rick Riordan (P)2017 Listening Library

Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
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The Searcher

97 ratings

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Best Book of 2020 by New York Times, NPR, and New York Post "This hushed suspense tale about thwarted dreams of escape may be her best one yet.... Its own kind of masterpiece." (Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post) "A new Tana French is always cause for celebration.... Read it once for the plot; read it again for the beauty and subtlety of French's writing." (Sarah Lyall, The New York Times) Cal Hooper thought a fixer-upper in a bucolic Irish village would be the perfect escape. After 25 years in the Chicago police force and a bruising divorce, he just wants to build a new life in a pretty spot with a good pub where nothing much happens. But when a local kid whose brother has gone missing arm-twists him into investigating, Cal uncovers layers of darkness beneath his picturesque retreat, and starts to realize that even small towns shelter dangerous secrets. "One of the greatest crime novelists writing today" (Vox) weaves a masterful, atmospheric tale of suspense, asking how to tell right from wrong in a world where neither is simple, and what we stake on that decision.

©2020 Tana French (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
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The Likeness

89 ratings

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The inspiration for the major new BBC drama series Dublin Murders. Still traumatised by her brush with a psychopath, Detective Cassie Maddox transfers out of the murder squad and starts a relationship with fellow detective Sam O'Neill. When he calls her to the scene of his new case, she is shocked to find that the murdered girl is her double. What's more, her ID shows she is Lexie Madison - the identity Cassie used years ago as an undercover detective.  With no leads, no suspects and no clues to Lexie's real identity, Cassie's old boss spots the opportunity of a lifetime: send Cassie undercover in her place, to tempt the killer out of hiding to finish the job. 

©2008 Tana French (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton

Narrator: Grainne Gillis
Author: Tana French
Length: 21 hrs and 37 mins
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The Trespasser

65 ratings

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The best-selling novel by Tana French, author of the forthcoming novel The Searcher, is “required reading for anyone who appreciates tough, unflinching intelligence and ingenious plotting” (The New York Times). She “inspires cultic devotion in readers” (The New Yorker) and is “the most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years” (Washington Post). “Atmospheric and unputdownable.” (People) In best-selling Tana French’s newest “tour de force” (The New York Times), being on the Murder Squad is nothing like Detective Antoinette Conway dreamed it would be. Her partner, Stephen Moran, is the only person who seems glad she's there. The rest of her working life is a stream of thankless cases, vicious pranks, and harassment. Antoinette is savagely tough, but she's getting close to the breaking point.  Their new case looks like yet another by-the-numbers lovers' quarrel gone bad. Aislinn Murray is blond, pretty, groomed-to-a-shine, and dead in her catalog-perfect living room, next to a table set for a romantic dinner. There's nothing unusual about her - except that Antoinette's seen her somewhere before.  And that her death won't stay in its neat by-the-numbers box. Other detectives are trying to push Antoinette and Steve into arresting Aislinn's boyfriend, fast. There's a shadowy figure at the end of Antoinette's road. Aislinn's friend is hinting that she knew Aislinn was in danger. And everything they find out about Aislinn takes her further from the glossy, passive doll she seemed to be.  Antoinette knows the harassment has turned her paranoid, but she can't tell just how far gone she is. Is this case another step in the campaign to force her off the squad, or are there darker currents flowing beneath its polished surface? 

©2016 Tana French (P)2016 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Hilda Fay
Author: Tana French
Length: 20 hrs and 6 mins
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In the Woods

60 ratings

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The inspiration for the major new BBC drama series Dublin Murders.   When he was 12 years old, Adam Ryan went playing in the woods one day with his two best friends. He never saw them again. Their bodies were never found, and Adam himself was discovered with his back pressed against an oak tree and his shoes filled with blood. He had no memory of what had happened.  Twenty years on, Rob Ryan - the child who came back - is a detective in the Dublin police force. He's changed his name. No one knows about his past. Then a little girl's body is found at the site of the old tragedy and Rob is drawn back into the mystery. Knowing that he would be thrown off the case if his past were revealed, Rob takes a fateful decision to keep quiet but hope that he might also solve the twenty-year-old mystery of the woods. 

©2007 Tana French (P)2008 Oakhill Publishing

Narrator: John McCormack
Author: Tana French
Length: 18 hrs and 58 mins
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Faithful Place

39 ratings

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The course of Frank Mackey's life was set by one defining moment when he was 19. The moment his girlfriend, Rosie Daly, failed to turn up for their rendezvous in Faithful Place, failed to run away with him to London as they had planned. Frank never heard from her again. Twenty years on, Frank is still in Dublin, working as an undercover cop. He's cut all ties with his dysfunctional family. Until his sister calls to say that Rosie's suitcase has been found. Frank embarks on a journey into his past that demands he re-evaluate everything he believes to be true.

©2010 Tana French (P)2011 ISIS Publishing Ltd

Narrator: Gerry O'Brien
Author: Tana French
Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
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Broken Harbour

34 ratings

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In Broken Harbour, a ghost estate outside Dublin - half-built, half-inhabited, half-abandoned - two children and their father are dead. The mother is on her way to intensive care. Scorcher Kennedy is given the case because he is the Murder squad's star detective. At first he and his rookie partner, Richie, think this is a simple one: Pat Spain was a casualty of the recession, so he killed his children, tried to kill his wife Jenny, and finished off with himself. But there are too many inexplicable details and the evidence is pointing in two directions at once. Scorcher's personal life is tugging for his attention. Seeing the case on the news has sent his sister Dina off the rails again, and she's resurrecting something that Scorcher thought he had tightly under control: what happened to their family, one summer at Broken Harbour, back when they were children. The neat compartments of his life are breaking down, and the sudden tangle of work and family is putting both at risk.

©2012 Tana French (P)2012 Hodder & Stoughton

Length: 22 hrs and 41 mins
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The Secret Place

31 ratings

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“An absolutely mesmerizing read.... Tana French is simply this: a truly great writer.” (Gillian Flynn) Listen to the New York Times best seller by Tana French, author of The Witch Elm, “the most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years” (The Washington Post) A year ago a boy was found murdered at a girls' boarding school, and the case was never solved. Detective Stephen Moran has been waiting for his chance to join Dublin’s Murder Squad when 16-year-old Holly Mackey arrives in his office with a photo of the boy with the caption “I KNOW WHO KILLED HIM.”  Stephen joins with Detective Antoinette Conway to reopen the case - beneath the watchful eye of Holly’s father, fellow detective Frank Mackey. With the clues leading back to Holly’s close-knit group of friends, to their rival clique, and to the tangle of relationships that bound them all to the murdered boy, the private underworld of teenage girls turns out to be more mysterious and more dangerous than the detectives imagined.

©2014 Tana French (P)2014 Penguin Audio

Author: Tana French
Length: 20 hrs and 35 mins
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The Secret Place

4 ratings

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The photo shows a boy who was murdered a year ago.The caption says, "I know who killed him". Detective Stephen Moran hasn't seen Holly Mackey since she was a nine-year-old witness to the events of Faithful Place. Now she's 16 and she's shown up outside his squad room, with a photograph and a story. Even in her exclusive boarding school, in the graceful golden world that Stephen has always longed for, bad things happen and people have secrets. The previous year, Christopher Harper, from the neighbouring boys' school, was found murdered on the grounds. And today, in the Secret Place - the school noticeboard where girls can pin up their secrets anonymously - Holly found the card. Solving this case could take Stephen onto the Murder squad. But to get it solved, he will have to work with Detective Antoinette Conway - tough, prickly, an outsider, everything Stephen doesn't want in a partner. And he will have to find a way into the strange, charged, mysterious world that Holly and her three closest friends inhabit and disentangle the truth from their knot of secrets, even as he starts to suspect that the truth might be something he doesn't want to hear. From the multi-award-winning author of Sunday Times and New York Times best seller In the Woods, The Secret Place is a searing novel of psychological suspense.

©2014 Tana French (P)2014 Hodder & Stoughton

Author: Tana French
Length: 20 hrs and 35 mins
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The Borgia Confessions

1 rating

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"Under Palombo’s skillful hand, the entangled world of the Borgias comes vividly to life, exposing the dark facets of class structure and the all-consuming greed that comes with ambition - and love." (Heather Webb, internationally best-selling author of Last Christmas in Paris and Meet Me in Monaco) During the sweltering Roman summer of 1492, Rodrigo Borgia has risen to power as pope. Rodrigo’s eldest son Cesare, forced to follow his father into the church and newly made the Archbishop of Valencia, chafes at his ecclesiastical role and fumes with jealousy and resentment at the way that his foolish brother has been chosen for the military greatness he desired. Maddalena Moretti comes from the countryside, where she has seen how the whims of powerful men wreak havoc on the lives of ordinary people. But now, employed as a servant in the Vatican Palace, she cannot help but be entranced by Cesare Borgia’s handsome face and manner and finds her faith and conviction crumbling in her want of him. As war rages and shifting alliances challenge the pope’s authority, Maddalena and Cesare's lives grow inexplicably entwined. Maddalena becomes a keeper of dangerous Borgia secrets, and must decide if she is willing to be a pawn in the power games of the man she loves. And as jealousy and betrayal threaten to tear apart the Borgia family from within, Cesare is forced to reckon with his seemingly limitless ambition. Alyssa Palombo's captivating new novel, The Borgia Confessions, is a story of passion, politics, and class, set against the rise and fall of one of Italy's most infamous families--the Borgias. A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Griffin

©2020 Alyssa Palombo (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

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Doctor Who: The Price of Paradise

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Laylora, the Paradise Planet, is a world of breath-taking beauty, where peace-loving aboriginals live in harmony with their environment. Or do they? The Doctor and Rose arrive to find that the once-perfect eco-system is showing signs of failing. The paradise planet has become a death trap as terrifying creatures from ancient legends appear and stalk the land.

Is there a connection between the human explorers who have crash-landed and the savage monsters? What secret lies at the heart of the natives' ancient ceremonies? And what price might one human have to pay to save the only home he has ever known? When a planet itself becomes sick, can there be a cure? The Doctor and Rose find themselves in a race against time to find out.

Featured are the Doctor and Rose as played by David Tennant and Billie Piper in the hit series from BBC Television. Read by Shaun Dingwall, who played Pete Tyler in the TV series.

©2006 BBC Audiobooks LTD (P)2006 BBC Audiobooks LTD

Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
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Children's Favorites, Vol. 3

1 rating

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Two storybook collections in one volume! Scary Storybook Collection Boo! Join in the eerie fun with all your favorite Disney characters! Have a spooky slumber party with Mickey and his friends, spend a night out in the rainy jungle with Dug, learn about the Curse of the Crow with Peter Pan, and more! Featuring new stories, this collection is perfectly spook-tacular! Disney Christmas Storybook Collection Celebrate the season with all your favorite Disney and Disney-Pixar characters! Join Ralph and Vanellope as they throw a Christmas party just for Bad Guys. Trim the tree with Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the Toy Story gang. Follow Elsa as she tries to create the best holiday ever for her sister, Anna. This enchanting volume of tales brings the magic of Christmas to life with stories overflowing with holiday spirit!

©2014, 2017 Disney Enterprises, Inc. (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing

Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
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Totengleich

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Als die junge Polizistin Cassie Maddox in ein verfallenes Cottage außerhalb von Dublin gerufen wird, schaut sie ins Gesicht des Todes wie in einen Spiegel: Die Ermordete gleicht ihr bis aufs Haar. Wer ist diese Frau? Wer hat sie niedergestochen? Und hätte eigentlich Cassie selbst sterben sollen? Keine Spuren und Hinweise sind zu finden, und bald bleibt nur eine Möglichkeit: Cassie Maddox muss in die Haut der Toten schlüpfen, um den Mörder zu finden. Ein ungeheuerliches Spiel beginnt.

(c)+(p) 2009 Argon Verlag Berlin

Narrator: Maren Eggert
Author: Tana French
Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
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Sterbenskalt

Summary

Frank Mackey, Undercover-Ermittler, hat seine Familie seit 22 Jahren nicht gesehen. Die vier Geschwister, den trinkenden, gewalttätigen Vater, die ruppige Mutter. Er wollte der Armut und Perspektivlosigkeit seines Viertels für immer entfliehen - zusammen mit seiner ersten großen Liebe Rosie. Doch die hatte ihn versetzt und war allein nach England aufgebrochen, so hat Frank es jedenfalls immer gedacht. Bis Rosies Koffer und ihre Fährtickets in dem alten Abbruchhaus in der Straße seiner Kindheit gefunden werden. Frank muss zurück nach Faithful Place - und feststellen, dass er diesen dunklen Ort immer in sich getragen hat.

©2010 Argon Verlag (P)2010 Argon Verlag

Narrator: Dietmar Wunder
Author: Tana French
Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
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