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The Song of Achilles

843 ratings

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The legend begins... Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia to be raised in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. “The best of all the Greeks”—strong, beautiful, and the child of a goddess—Achilles is everything the shamed Patroclus is not. Yet despite their differences, the boys become steadfast companions. Their bond deepens as they grow into young men and become skilled in the arts of war and medicine—much to the displeasure and the fury of Achilles’ mother, Thetis, a cruel sea goddess with a hatred of mortals. When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, the men of Greece, bound by blood and oath, must lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, and torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows. Little do they know that the Fates will test them both as never before and demand a terrible sacrifice. Built on the groundwork of the Iliad, Madeline Miller’s page-turning, profoundly moving, and blisteringly paced retelling of the epic Trojan War marks the launch of a dazzling career.

©2012 Madeline Miller (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers

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Trump: The Art of the Deal

212 ratings

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President-elect Donald J. Trump lays out his professional and personal worldview in this classic work—a firsthand account of the rise of America's foremost deal-maker. "I like thinking big. I always have. To me it's very simple: If you're going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big." —Donald J. Trump Here is Trump in action—how he runs his organization and how he runs his life—as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and challenges conventional thinking. But even a maverick plays by rules, and Trump has formulated time-tested guidelines for success. He isolates the common elements in his greatest accomplishments; he shatters myths; he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the deal-maker's art. And throughout, Trump talks—really talks—about how he does it. Trump: The Art of the Deal is an unguarded look at the mind of a brilliant entrepreneur—the ultimate read for anyone interested in the man behind the spotlight. Praise for Trump: The Art of the Deal "Trump makes one believe for a moment in the American dream again." —The New York Times "Donald Trump is a deal maker. He is a deal maker the way lions are carnivores and water is wet." —Chicago Tribune "Fascinating . . . wholly absorbing . . . conveys Trump's larger-than-life demeanor so vibrantly that the reader's attention is instantly and fully claimed." —Boston Herald "A chatty, generous, chutzpa-filled autobiography." —New York Post

©2009 Donald J. Trump and Tony Schwartz (P)2016 Random House Audio

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Emma in the Night

26 ratings

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One night three years ago, the Tanner sisters disappeared: 15-year-old Cass and 17-year-old Emma. Three years later Cass returns without her sister, Emma. Her story is one of kidnapping and betrayal, of a mysterious island where the two were held. But to forensic psychiatrist Dr. Abby Winter, something doesn't add up. Looking deep within this dysfunctional family, Dr. Winter uncovers a life where boundaries were violated and a narcissistic parent held sway. And where one sister's return might just be the beginning of the crime.

©2017 Wendy Walker (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

Author: Wendy Walker
Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
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Don't Look for Me

19 ratings

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In Wendy Walker's thrilling novel Don't Look for Me, the greatest risk isn’t running away. It’s running out of time. One night, Molly Clarke walked away from her life. She doesn't want to be found. Or at least, that's the story. The car abandoned miles from home. The note found at a nearby hotel. The shattered family that couldn’t be put back together. They called it a “walk away.” It happens all the time. Women disappear, desperate to leave their lives behind and start over. But is that what really happened to Molly Clarke?  A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press Don't Look for Me is: “Exemplary. Distinctive, well-developed characters complement the skillfully paced plot. This moving look at the bond between a mother and her children reinforces Walker’s place at the top of the genre.” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) “Gripping...with unexpected twists.... You’ve got a cracking mystery on your hands.” (Adrian McKinty, author of The Chain) “A nailbiter.... So much more than a twisty thriller. It’s heartbreaking portrait of a family coping with grief and an insightful study of guilt and blame, gaslighting and agency. If you love fast-paced page-turners with relatable, flawed characters, look no further!" (Angie Kim, author of Miracle Creek) "Sharp, nuanced, utterly real, and absolutely terrifying, this beautifully written and emotionally powerful novel is Walker at her best!" (Karen Dionne, author of The Marsh King's Daughter) "Unsettling in the very best way and truly riveting." (Samantha Downing, author of My Lovely Wife) "A pulse-pounding, thrill ride of a novel with heart." (Kathleen Barber, author of Truth Be Told) "A master class in psychological suspense." (Cristina Alger, author of Girls Like Us)

©2020 Wendy Walker (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Therese Plummer
Author: Wendy Walker
Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
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The Night Before

9 ratings

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The night before...and the nightmare after.  Rosie and Laura are as different as two sisters can be. One is stable and has the perfect family. The other struggles to break free from her troubled past. When Laura disappears after going on a blind date, Rosie takes matters into her own hands. But as Rosie begins to search for her sister, her greatest fears come to the surface. Could Laura be more of a danger than the stranger she meets, or is the night before her last night alive? Told in dual timelines - the night before and the day after - The Night Before is a riveting thriller about family loyalty, obsession, and what happens when the desire for love spins out of control. Praise for The Night Before: "Wendy Walker proves her ingenuity with her latest hair-raising chiller. Teeming with taut writing, an abundance of jaw-dropping revelations, and Walker's uncanny insight into the dark side of human nature, The Night Before is irresistible." (Mary Kubica, best-selling author of The Good Girl)  "Pulse-pounding action makes you race to the finish of this addictive thriller.... The writing sings, and the twists deliver." (Liv Constantine, best-selling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish) "A dazzling hall-of-mirrors thriller: ferociously smart, furiously paced, and - best of all - honest-to-goodness surprising. All hail Wendy Walker." (AJ Finn, number one best-selling author of The Woman in the Window)

©2019 Wendy Walker (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

Author: Wendy Walker
Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
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All Is Not Forgotten

6 ratings

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It begins in the small, affluent town of Fairview, Connecticut, where everything seems picture perfect. Until one night when young Jenny Kramer is attacked at a local party. In the hours immediately after, she is given a controversial drug to medically erase her memory of the violent assault. But in the weeks and months that follow, as she heals from her physical wounds, and with no factual recall of the attack, Jenny struggles with her raging emotional memory. Her father, Tom, becomes obsessed with his inability to find her attacker and seek justice while her mother, Charlotte, prefers to pretend this horrific event did not touch her carefully constructed world. As Tom and Charlotte seek help for their daughter, the fault lines within their marriage and their close-knit community emerge from the shadows where they have been hidden for years, and the relentless quest to find the monster who invaded their town - or perhaps lives among them - drive this psychological thriller to a shocking and unexpected conclusion.

©2016 Wendy Walker (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Dylan Baker
Author: Wendy Walker
Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
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Hold Your Breath

2 ratings

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From the best-selling author of All Is Not Forgotten and Don’t Look for Me comes a sharp, compulsive thriller about a young woman who narrowly escapes a violent crime and the psychiatrist helping to recover her memory of the suspect. Gabby Ashford has just survived an attempt on her life. Detectives have connected her story to two other cases in the area: Professional women drugged at a bar, brought to their homes, and drowned in their bathtubs. Gabby, who miraculously woke up in her own bathtub unharmed, could be the key to finding a serial killer on the loose - but she has no memory of the attack. Gabby admits herself to a high-end rehabilitation center to recover and to seek the help of a psychiatrist renowned for his work with memory recovery. As Dr. Forrester works with Gabby - interviewing not only her but her overbearing fiance´e, her emotionally fragile brother, and the local detective working the case - questions about Gabby’s story, her past, and the ethics of memory recovery emerge. Dr. Forrester, the central voice of Walker’s breakout debut All Is Not Forgotten, is a fascinating and deeply complicated character, barreling toward the truth of the case at hand while wrestling with the demons of his own past. Shocking and succinct, Hold Your Breath will have you on the edge of your seat from the first minute to the last.

©2020 Wendy Walker (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.

Narrator: Dylan Baker
Author: Wendy Walker
Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
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Emma dans la nuit

2 ratings

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Emma, 17 ans, et Cass, 15 ans, sont les sœurs Tanner, devenues tragiquement célèbres depuis leur inexplicable disparition. Après trois ans d'absence, Cass frappe à la porte de chez ses parents. Elle est seule. Elle raconte comment sa sœur et elle ont été victimes d'un enlèvement puis retenues captives sur une mystérieuse île. Emma y serait toujours. Mais la psychiatre qui suit cette affaire, le Dr Abigail Winter, doute de sa version des faits et s'intéresse de plus près aux Tanner. Elle finit par découvrir, sous le vernis des apparences, une famille dysfonctionnelle régentée par une mère narcissique. Que s'est-il réellement passé trois ans auparavant ? Cass dit-elle toute la vérité ?

©2017/2018 Titre original : "Emma in the night", Éditeur original : St. Martin's Press / Wendy Walker / Sonatine Éditions, pour la traduction française (P)2018 Lizzie, un département d'Univers Poche, Paris

Author: Wendy Walker
Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
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Tout n'est pas perdu

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Alan Forrester est thérapeute dans la petite ville cossue de Fairview, Connecticut. Un jour, il reçoit en consultation une jeune fille, Jenny Kramer, qui présente des troubles inquiétants. Celle-ci a reçu un traitement post-traumatique afin d'effacer le souvenir d'une abominable agression dont elle a été victime quelques mois plus tôt. Mais si son esprit l'a oubliée, sa mémoire émotionnelle est bel et bien marquée. Bientôt tous les acteurs de ce drame se succèdent dans le cabinet d'Alan, confiant leurs pensées les plus intimes, laissant tomber le masque, et faisant apparaître les fissures et les secrets de la ville en apparence si tranquille...

©2016 Titre original : All is not forgotten. Traduit de l’anglais (États-Unis) par Fabrice Pointeau / Wendy Walker. Éditeur original : St Martin’s Press / Sonatine, pour la traduction française. (P)2018 Lizzie, un département d'Univers Poche

Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
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Die Nacht zuvor

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Rosies Schwester Laura hat kein Glück in der Liebe. Als ihre Beziehung zerbricht, kündigt sie ihren Job in New York und sucht Zuflucht bei Rosie und ihrem Mann Joe. Trotz des letzten Liebes-Desasters meldet sie sich bei einem Datingportal an und ist fest entschlossen, dem Glück eine neue Chance zu geben. Doch als Laura nach einem Blind Date spurlos verschwindet, befürchtet Rosie das Schlimmste. Gleichzeitig erwachen alte Zweifel an ihrer Schwester, der vor Jahren ein schreckliches Verbrechen zur Last gelegt wurde. Ist Laura in Gefahr - oder auf der Flucht, weil sie selbst etwas Furchtbares getan hat?

©2020 DTV. Übersetzung von Susanne Goga-Klinkenberg (P)2020 DAV

Narrator: Eva Meckbach
Author: Wendy Walker
Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Dad - 31 Stories about Stepping Up to the Plate, Through Thick and Thin, and Making Gray Hairs Fathering Teenagers

Summary

Thanks Dad gives fathers the pat on the back they deserve. Children of all ages share their heartfelt words of thanks and loving memories in these stories. Thanks Dad will bring any father joy, inspiration, and humor, and maybe even the realization that his kids did pay attention after all.

©2010 Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Broken Bond

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Nothing is what I thought it was. Not even me. Everything changed the night I ran from Uncle Clint. And everything changed again the night he tracked me down. The four alphas who’ve each claimed me as their mate kept their promise to protect me. They came for me. They saved me. For one beautiful, blissful moment, the five of us were united, joined more closely than I’ve ever been with anyone. And then, in the space of a single heartbeat, my world turned upside down. Witches threaten the borders of shifter lands, insurrection brews within the packs, but the greatest danger of all might come from...me. Will my potential mates accept me now that they know the truth? Or will our bond be broken before it even has a chance to fully form? Broken Bond is the second book in the Claimed by Wolves series, a reverse-harem paranormal shifter romance. It contains cursing, violence, growly alpha males, steamy sex, and a heroine who finds her strength in the midst of it all.

©2020 Callie Rose (P)2020 Callie Rose

Category: Romance, Paranormal
Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
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