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Rise of a Queen

1 rating

Summary

Nothing is fair in love. This is my kingdom. My territory. I own everything and control everyone, Aurora included. She shouldn’t have barged into my world with no armor. She shouldn’t have caught my attention with no warning. Alas, she did. Then she thought she could disappear. If a battle is what it’ll take to protect and own her, I’ll shed blood. Wars aren’t fair, and neither am I. Rise of a Queen is the second part of a duet and is not stand-alone.

©2020 Rina Kent (P)2020 Rina Kent

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Mercy for Hire Mission Pack 1: Missions 1-4

44 ratings

Summary

The galaxy’s worst bounty hunter just might be its most relentless hero. Esper is a vigilante Samaritian with more moral fiber than business sense. Any bounty hunter worth the title knows three rules: Collect half the money up front. Never get emotionally attached. Don’t ask nosy questions. But with a heart of gold and her companion Kubu by her side, Esper sets out to make the galaxy a better place, preferably making enough money to pay for the fuel to get from one job to the next. But just because she’s not cut out to be ruthless doesn’t mean the galaxy is going to eat her alive. After all, Esper is also a wizard. Mission 1: Wayward Saint A runaway teen needs protection, and Esper takes the job. But a simple rescue and recovery turns ugly when Esper finds herself in the middle of a custody battle with a vicious pirate who’s hired a bounty hunter of his own. Mission 2: Behind Blue Skies On the run from troubles of her own, Esper tries to lie low on a suspiciously Utopian colony planet. Unable to keep out of other people’s troubles, Esper gets a terrifying look into justice on a world where truth is a matter of who you know. Mission 3: House of the Orion Sun Esper’s mission to protect the galaxy’s most vulnerable takes a turn for the seedy when she tracks a trafficking victim. How long can she hold out when her morals are tested at every turn? Mission 4: Break the Chain Esper’s own dark past catches up with her when bounty-hunting wizards corner her. Esper has faced down the galaxy’s worst criminals. Now, she’s going to be forced to stand up to one of the galaxy’s most esteemed institutions - Convocation of Arcane Practitioners.

©2018 J.S. Morin (P)2018 J.S. Morin

Length: 23 hrs and 30 mins
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The Book of Lost Friends

180 ratings

Summary

New York Times best seller • From the best-selling author of Before We Were Yours comes a new historical novel: the dramatic story of three young women searching for family amid the destruction of the post-Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who learns of their story and its vital connection to her students’ lives. Best-selling author Lisa Wingate brings to life startling stories from actual "Lost Friends" advertisements that appeared in Southern newspapers after the Civil War, as newly freed slaves desperately searched for loved ones who had been sold away. Louisiana, 1875: In the tumultuous era of Reconstruction, three young women set off as unwilling companions on a perilous quest: Hannie, a freed slave; Lavinia, the pampered heir to a now destitute plantation; and Juneau Jane, Lavinia’s Creole half-sister. Each carries private wounds and powerful secrets as they head for Texas, following roads rife with vigilantes and soldiers still fighting a war lost a decade before. For Lavinia and Juneau Jane, the journey is one of stolen inheritance and financial desperation, but for Hannie, torn from her mother and siblings before slavery’s end, the pilgrimage west reignites an agonizing question: Could her long-lost family still be out there? Beyond the swamps lie the limitless frontiers of Texas and, improbably, hope. Louisiana, 1987: For first-year teacher Benedetta Silva, a subsidized job at a poor rural school seems like the ticket to canceling her hefty student debt - until she lands in a tiny, out-of-step Mississippi River town. Augustine, Louisiana, is suspicious of new ideas and new people, and Benny can scarcely comprehend the lives of her poverty-stricken students. But amid the gnarled live oaks and run-down plantation homes lie the century-old history of three young women, a long-ago journey, and a hidden book that could change everything.

©2020 Lisa Wingate (P)2020 Random House Audio

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River Thieves

14 ratings

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At the turn of the 19th century, naval officer David Buchan arrives in the Bay of Exploits with orders to establish contact with the Beothuk or "Red Indians", the aboriginal inhabitants of Newfoundland facing extinction. When Buchan approaches the area's most influential white settlers, the Peytons, for advice and assistance, he enters a shadowy world of allegiances and old grudges that he can only dimly apprehend. His closest ally, John Peyton Jr., maintains an uneasy balance between duty to his father - a domineering patriarch with a reputation as a ruthless persecutor of the Beothuk - and his troubled conscience. When Buchan's peace expedition into "Indian country" goes awry, the rift between father and son deepens and begins to divide those closest to them.     

Years later, a second expedition leads to the kidnapping of an Indian woman and the murder of her husband, and Buchan returns to investigate. As the officer attempts to uncover what really happened on the Red Indians' lake, a delicate web of obligation and debt slowly unravels.   

An enthralling story of great passion and suspense, vividly set in the stark Newfoundland landscape and driven by an extraordinary cast of characters, River Thieves captures both the vast sweep of history and the intimate lives of those caught in its wake. 

©2019 Michael Crummey (P)2019 Doubleday Canada

Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
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La paranza dei bambini

Summary

Dieci ragazzini in scooter sfrecciano contromano alla conquista di Napoli. Non temono il carcere né la morte, perché sanno che l'unica possibilità è giocarsi tutto, subito. Ispirandosi a fatti veri, Roberto Saviano racconta la controversa ascesa di una paranza, un gruppo di fuoco legato alla Camorra, in uno straordinario romanzo di innocenza e sopraffazione. Crudo, violento, senza scampo.

©2016 Roberto Saviano / Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore (P)2018 Emons Italia S.r.l.

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Creatures of Passage

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With echoes of Toni Morrison's Beloved, Yejidé's novel explores a forgotten quadrant of Washington, DC, and the ghosts that haunt it. "Yejidé's surreal new novel has no shortage of otherworldly surprises, but it's her this-worldly protagonist who steals the show.... Informed by a richly woven mythology and propelled by themes of regret and revenge, Creatures of Passage has earned some apt comparisons to Toni Morrison's Beloved." (Philadelphia Inquirer, One of the Best Books of Winter 2021) "Hauntingly magical, this sophomore novel by Morowa Yejidé centers a young woman dealing with the loss of her brother, her young great-nephew who mysteriously shows up at her door and Washington, DC, the city that provides an otherworldly backdrop to this imaginative thriller." (Ms. Magazine, A Most Anticipated Book of 2021) "A deeper, broader, and more audacious immersion in magical realism.... Historic detail and mythic folklore forge a scary, thrilling vision of life along America's margins." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) "Skillfully blending fantasy and stark reality while blurring the line between the metaphoric and the tangible, Yejide´ successfully tells the story in fits and starts as each major character adds a piece to the puzzle.... Highly recommended." (Library Journal, starred review) "Yejidé creates a tapestry of interconnected stories of guilt, loss, love, grief, justice, and restoration.... Yejidé's prose is often stunning.... The story's rich texture evokes the ghost stories of Toni Morrison." (Publishers Weekly) "Fatal racism, police violence, pedophilia, family dysfunction - all the horrific ills of contemporary society wreak destruction, but somehow humanity survives." (Booklist) "In this beautifully written and gloriously conceived novel, Morowa Yejidé reveals her mastery yet again. This book is both contemporary and ancient, frightening and stirring, playful and wise, an unforgettable blurring of reality and genres from its haunted Plymouth automobile to the mysteries in the fog in this alternate America and hidden Washington, DC. With its lyricism and bold imagination, Creatures of Passage is unlike anything you've ever read." (Tananarive Due, author of Ghost Summer: Stories) Nephthys Kinwell is a taxi driver of sorts in Washington, DC, ferrying passengers in a 1967 Plymouth Belvedere with a ghost in the trunk. Endless rides and alcohol help her manage her grief over the death of her twin brother, Osiris, who was murdered and dumped in the Anacostia River. Unknown to Nephthys when the novel opens in 1977, her estranged great-nephew, 10-year-old Dash, is finding himself drawn to the banks of that very same river. It is there that Dash - reeling from having witnessed an act of molestation at his school, but still questioning what and who he saw - has charmed conversations with a mysterious figure he calls the "River Man". When Dash arrives unexpectedly at Nephthys' door bearing a cryptic note about his unusual conversations with the River Man, Nephthys must face what frightens her most. Morowa Yejidé's deeply captivating novel shows us an unseen Washington filled with otherworldly landscapes, flawed super-humans, and reluctant ghosts, and brings together a community intent on saving one young boy in order to reclaim itself.

©2021 by Morowa Yejidé. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
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Starlight

187 ratings

Summary

NATIONAL BEST SELLER

The final novel from Richard Wagamese, the best-selling and beloved author of Indian Horse and Medicine Walk, centres on an abused woman on the run who finds refuge on a farm owned by an Indigenous man with wounds of his own. A profoundly moving novel about the redemptive power of love, mercy, and compassion - and the land's ability to heal us.

Frank Starlight has long settled into a quiet life working his remote farm, but his contemplative existence comes to an abrupt end with the arrival of Emmy, who has committed a desperate act so she and her child can escape a harrowing life of violence. Starlight takes in Emmy and her daughter to help them get back on their feet, and this accidental family eventually grows into a real one. But Emmy's abusive ex isn't content to just let her go. He wants revenge and is determined to hunt her down. 

Starlight was unfinished at the time of Richard Wagamese's death, yet every minute radiates with his masterful storytelling, intense humanism, and insights that are as hard-earned as they are beautiful. With astonishing scenes set in the rugged backcountry of the BC Interior, and characters whose scars cut deep even as their journey toward healing and forgiveness lifts us, Starlight is a last gift to audiences from a writer who believed in the power of stories to save us.

"Starlight feels fully formed.... The prose is both musical and hard-edged, bending to match the rhythms of life in the wild, on the farm and in the desolate skid-row bards of distant cities. A captivating and ultimately uplifting read, and the last we'll enjoy from on of our best writers." (Toronto Star)

©2018 Richard Wagamese (P)2018 McClelland & Stewart

Narrator: Wesley French
Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
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The Thorn of Dentonhill

1 rating

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Blending vigilante justice with epic fantasy, student mage Veranix Calbert fights crime in the city of Maradaine in this fast-paced debut novel. “Veranix is Batman, if Batman were a teenager and magically talented.” (Library Journal) Veranix Calbert leads a double life. By day, he’s a struggling magic student at the University of Maradaine. At night, he spoils the drug trade of Willem Fenmere, crime boss of Dentonhill and murderer of Veranix’s father. He’s determined to shut Fenmere down. With that goal in mind, Veranix disrupts the delivery of two magical artifacts meant for Fenmere's clients, the mages of the Blue Hand Circle. Using these power-filled objects in his fight, he quickly becomes a real thorn in Fenmere's side. So much so that soon not only Fenmere, but powerful mages, assassins, and street gangs all want a piece of “The Thorn.” And with professors and prefects on the verge of discovering his secrets, Veranix’s double life might just fall apart. Unless, of course, Fenmere puts an end to it first. Explore the back alleys of the city in this street-level fantasy adventure, the first novel of the Maradaine series. Then see Maradaine from a new perspective, with Maresca's second, concurrent series set in the same city: A Murder of Mages begins the Maradaine Constabulary novels, featuring an unlikely partnership of two detectives in the city’s constabulary.

©2015 Marshall Ryan Maresca (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Disparus dans la nature

8 ratings

Summary

Chaque année, des personnes disparaissent dans les parcs nationaux et forêts américaines, dans des circonstances très étranges. Un guide touristique qui s'évapore derrière le groupe qu'il accompagne... Un bambin qui disparaît des heures en forêt, et qui fait un étrange récit à son retour... Un photographe qu'on retrouve "fondu sur place" dans un endroit inaccessible à cause de la neige... Le participant d'une course en montagne qui ne franchit jamais la ligne d'arrivée... Un chasseur qui s'égare dans des bois qu'il connaît parfaitement et qu'on retrouve les pieds usés jusqu'à l'os... Grand voyageur passionné d'énigmes, le romancier Lionel Camy vous livre vingt histoires effrayantes, et absolument véridiques. Après avoir décrypté pour vous ces affaires, et passé en revue les explications rationnelles les plus courantes, l'auteur ose aller plus loin, et franchir les frontières du réel. Car si ces disparitions ne sont pas normales, peut-être relèvent-elles du paranormal ? Une menace terrifiante serait-elle tapie dans les vastes étendues sauvages de l'Amérique du Nord ? À vous de vous forger votre propre opinion...

©2016 Lionel Camy (P)2019 Audible Studios

Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
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The Illicit Game: The Naked Truth

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Loosely based on the story of Lanny and Nicole Donovan, The Illicit Game is an odyssey chronicling the rise and fall of their booming multi-million-dollar cocaine and prostitution business.  Lanny has come a long way since his days as a paperboy. It all started in the ‘80s, with his Colombian girlfriend Maria. These days, he’s an advocate for legalizing the world’s oldest profession, prostitution. It’s his street name, “Junior”, that’s on people’s lips when it comes to cocaine. He’s worked hard to become a quiet kingpin, standing in the midst of two lucrative illicit businesses. Some of the people who called him “nigger” and “jungle bunny” all those years ago now unknowingly line his pockets with cash. Lanny can be seen rubbing elbows with local high rollers on any given night of the week, and always with a beautiful girl by his side.  But the rules are changing. Lanny knows how to adapt, but his partner in crime may be another story. From the moment he met Maria, Lanny knew he was on to something.  When call-girls Maria, Frosty, Emilie, and Nicole transform themselves from mediocre sex workers to the city’s most intoxicating, sought-after escorts, leaving clients breathless - and penniless - from their potent spells; painted lips, long lacquered nails, high heels, and condoms a few tools of the trade to boot. Lanny suspects he has met the one. Nicole knows all the tricks of the trade. Or so she thinks.  This is no Cinderella story, it’s thought-provoking.  The Illicit Game shamelessly delves into the naked truth, playing homage to the city’s cocaine and prostitution scene through colorful characters and provocative culture. One, for detail, Lanny places language and lifestyle at the forefront. Don’t be fooled, this story comes straight from the seedy underworld, and provides insight. It dangerously provokes whilst addressing the complex and volatile cocaine trade. The Illicit Game: The Naked Truth reveals the naked truth behind the ever- evolving illicit sex and drug industry.

©2019 Mango Lane Boy (P)2020 Mango Lane Boy

Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
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The Conjoined

7 ratings

Summary

On a sunny May morning, social worker Jessica Campbell sorts through her mother's belongings after her recent funeral. In the basement she makes a shocking discovery - two dead girls curled into the bottom of her mother's chest freezers. She remembers a pair of foster children who lived with the family in 1988: Casey and Jamie Cheng - troubled, beautiful, and wild teenage sisters from Vancouver's Chinatown. After six weeks they disappeared; social workers, police officers, and Jessica herself assumed they had run away. As Jessica learns more about Casey, Jamie, and their troubled immigrant Chinese parents, she also unearths dark stories about Donna, whom she had always thought of as the perfect mother. The complicated truths she uncovers force her to take stock of own life. Moving between present and past, this riveting novel unflinchingly examines the myth of social heroism and traces the often-hidden fractures that divide our diverse cities.

©2016 Jen Sookfong Lee (P)2017 ECW Press

Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
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Running the Light

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Debauched, divorced, and courting death, Billy Ray Schafer is a comedian who has forgotten how to laugh. Over the course of seven spun-out days across the American Southwest, he travels from from hell gig to hell gig in search of a reason to keep living in this bleak and violent glimpse into the psyche of a thoroughly ruined man. Ex-inmate, ex-husband, ex-father - comedian is the only title Schafer has left. Trapped in the wreckage of his wasted career, Billy Ray knows the answer to the question: What happens when the opportunity doesn't come - or worse - it comes and goes?

©2018, 2019, 2020 Sam Tallent (P)2021 Tantor

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Richard Diamond - Privatdetektiv 5 + 6

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Richard Diamond - Privatdetektiv. Die neue Krimihörspielserie im Stile der 50er Jahre! Die amerikanische Radio-Krimiserie der 50er Jahre aus der Feder von Blake Edwards wird wieder zum Leben erweckt. Zum ersten Mal übersetzt und von bekannten Stimmen wie Tobias Kluckert (dt. Stimme von Joaquin Phoenix) als Hörspiel vertont, ist der smarte Detektiv Richard Diamond auf abenteuerlicher Jagd nach fiesen Verbrechern, mysteriösen Mördern und erliegt verführerischen Frauen. Folge 5: Der Mord am Barbier Bei einem Besuch bei seinem Stammfriseur Barney Kingston erlebt Richard Diamond etwas Seltsames. Der sonst so gutmütige Friseur verlässt nach kurzer Zeit stürmisch den Laden und wird bald darauf von Diamond tot in der Telefonzelle einer Hotellobby aufgefunden. Eines seiner letzten Worte war der Name "Faschetti", ein Gangster, der eigentlich des Landes verwiesen wurde... Folge 6: Der Gibson Fall Miss Esther Blodgett wendet sich verzweifelt an Richard Diamond. In ihrer Wohnung, auf dem Hepplewhite, sitzt eine Leiche. Wie sich herausstellt ist diese ein gewisser Leland Gibson. Doch wer hat den Toten in Miss Blodgetts Wohnung gebracht? Die Spur führt Richard Diamond zu einem Gangsterpärchen, das den Toten sehr gut kannte... Hörspiel unter der Regie von Oliver Rohrbeck, Musik und Komposition von Dirk Wilhelm.

(c)+(p) 2007 Lauscherlounge, Übersetzt von Andrea Wilhelm

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La saison des feux

4 ratings

Summary

Quand le voile des apparences ne peut être déchiré, il faut parfois y mettre le feu. À Shaker Heights, banlieue riche et tranquille de Cleveland, tout est soigneusement planifié pour le bonheur des résidents. Rien ne dépasse, rien ne déborde, à l'image de l'existence parfaitement réglée d'Elena Richardson, femme au foyer exemplaire. Lorsque Mia Warren, une mère célibataire et bohème, vient s'installer dans cette bulle idyllique avec sa fille Pearl, les relations avec la famille Richardson sont d'abord chaleureuses. Mais peu à peu, leur présence commence à mettre en péril l'entente qui règne entre les voisins. Et la tension monte dangereusement à Shaker Heights.

©2017/2018 Titre original : "Little Fires Everywhere", Éditeur original : Penguin Press / Celeste Ng / Sonatine Éditions, pour la traduction française (P)2018 Lizzie, un département d'Univers Poche, Paris

Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
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Skald: The Short Story Collection

9 ratings

Summary

Commissioned by Audible and written especially for audio format this collection brings together six crime stories through the themes of discovery, destination and arrival. Top narrators bring these gripping tales to life acknowledging the Scandinavian tradition of oral storytelling. In this collection Ben Okri and Martin Edwards explore 'discovery' in their stories; Sophie Hannah and Emma Dibdin each draw on 'destination' for their tales of painful pasts; and Elly Griffiths and Parker Bilal tackle the theme of 'arrival' in their stories. Skald is one of three short story collections written by our favourite best-selling novelists and emerging authors, and curated based on the themes of arrival, discovery and destination. Jali collates science fiction tales while Bard collates contemporary fiction. This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download all 6 episodes to your Library now.

©2018 Audible, Ltd. (P)2018 Audible, Ltd.

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The Alchemy of Chaos

1 rating

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Blending vigilante justice with epic fantasy, this second novel finds student Veranix Calbert returning to fight crime in the city of Maradaine “Veranix is Batman, if Batman were a teenager and magically talented.” (Library Journal) Veranix Calbert is the Thorn - the street vigilante who became a legend to the people of Maradaine, especially the gangs that run the neighborhood of Aventil. The Thorn continues to harass Willem Fenmere, the drug kingpin of the Dentonhill neighborhood. Veranix is still determined to stop Fenmere and the effitte drug trade, especially when he discovers that Fenmere is planning on using the Red Rabbits gang to bring the drug into Aventil. But it’s also Exam Week at the University of Maradaine, where Veranix is a magic student. With his academic career - and future as a mage - riding on his performance, Veranix needs to devote himself entirely to studying and participating in a fellow student’s thesis experiment. There’s no time to go after Fenmere or the Red Rabbits. Then a series of strange pranks begins to plague the campus, using a form of magic that Veranix doesn’t recognize. As the pranks grow increasingly deadly, it becomes clear that there’s someone with a vendetta against the university, and the Thorn may be the only one capable of stopping them. Between the prankster, the war brewing between the Aventil gangs, and the flamboyant assassins Fenmere has hired to kill him, Veranix may end up dead before the week is out. Which just might be preferable to taking his exams....

©2016 Marshall Ryan Maresca (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
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The Gold Killing. BBC Afternoon Drama 1

Summary

Boxer turned businessman Joe Stein wouldn't normally get involved with Mafia money but he's on his uppers; when he hears of a Ghanaian gold mine with incredible deposits he wants a piece of the action. But the returns from the mine begin to pay dividends that Joe would rather be without.

©2020 Lübbe Audio (P)2020 Lübbe Audio

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Reign of a King

2 ratings

Summary

Nothing is fair in war. Jonathan King is every bit his last name. Powerful. Untouchable. Corrupted. He’s also my dead sister’s husband and way older than me. When I first met him as a clueless child, I thought he was a god. Now, I have to confront that god to protect my business from his ruthless grip. Little did I know that declaring a war on the king will cost me everything. When Jonathan covets something, he doesn’t only win, he conquers. Now, he has his sights on me. He wants to consume not only my body, but also my heart and my soul. I fight, but there’s no escaping the king in his kingdom. Reign of a King is the first book of a duet and is not stand-alone.

©2020 Rina Kent (P)2020 Rina Kent

Author: Rina Kent
Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
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The Poacher's Daughter

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The Poacher's Daughter is an extraordinary story of betrayal and redemption set within an uncompromising landscape of raw brutality and unimaginable beauty. It is a novel you won't soon forget. In 1885 young Rose Edwards is widowed by Montana vigilantes who hang her husband for an alleged theft then burn her Yellowstone Valley cabin to the ground as a warning for her and others of her kind to quit the territory. Penniless and illiterate yet fiercely independent, Rose begins a two-year odyssey to revisit the land of her childhood, a land she once traveled with her father, an itinerant robe trader among the Assiniboines and Blackfeet. But the old ways of the hunter and trapper are disappearing as Europeans flood the ranges with vast herds of cattle. With an aging roan gelding named Albert as her closest friend, Rose becomes a reluctant hero of an indigenous population, both native and white, as she stubbornly pushes back against the invading aristocracy.

©2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2015 Blackstone Audiobooks

Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
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Deliver Us: Deliver, Vanquish, Disclaim

2 ratings

Summary

Contains books one, two, and three of the Deliver series. Deliver, book 1  She is a Deliverer. She lures young men and delivers them to be sold. She delivers the strikes that enforce their obedience. She delivers the training that determines their purchase price. As long as she delivers, the arrangement that protects her family will hold. The one thing she can't deliver is a captive from slavery. Until him. And her stubborn slave thinks he can deliver her...from herself.  Vanquish, book 2  Her life is like a self-made prison cell. Her agoraphobia doesn’t define her. It simply keeps her safe. He belongs in a prison cell. Capturing her is the easy part. Her f--ked-up mind, however, makes him question everything he does next. But he’s a determined bastard. If all goes his way, this will hurt like hell. Disclaim, book 3 Camila was 17 when Van Quiso kidnapped her. Ten years after her escape, the shackles refuse to release her. Not while there are still slave traders preying on her city. She will stop at nothing to end them. Even if that means becoming a slave again.

©2020 Pam Godwin (P)2020 Podium Audio

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Message from a Star

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Some friendships are written in the stars. Thirty years after their high school graduation, former best friends Joe and Chad accidentally meet again in an Orlando hotel. But there will be nothing accidental about the chain of events which lead the middle-aged pair on the run from gangsters, drug dealers, and ambitious cops. Deciding to celebrate their unexpected reunion, Joe and Chad share laughs and nostalgic memories over ice-cold beer, but soon the two, feeling low about their less-than-adolescent appearance, decide to visit a shop specializing in making men look 10 years younger. Receiving enthusiastic reviews from their families on their "renovated" looks, the two push the boundaries and continue drinking at a club.  Here begins the set-up of the harmless gents, and they fall into an ever-widening circle of disasters which ensure the men must test themselves...and their friendship Michael J. Clark’s novel is a clever mashup of wistful remembrances of youth and the ultimate road trip. Lurching from one catastrophe to the next, Joe and Chad find out about the limits of friendship and themselves. Clark’s characters are his strength. If you can go along for the ride, you’ll find this a nostalgic paean to the friendships of youth, as pleasurable to remember as a day at Disney World. (Blue Ink)  Joe and Chad are lovable… the two friends are the main show as they bumble through botched attempts to clear their names and return to normal lives." (Kirkus)

©2018 Austin Macauley Publishers Ltd (P)2021 Austin Macauley Publishers Ltd

Narrator: Andrew Sykes
Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
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Katie

1 rating

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When Philo Drax receives a letter from her wealthy grandfather saying he fears for his life at the hands of the vicious Slape family, she rushes to the rescue. But too late! Katie Slape, a monstrous girl with psychic powers and a penchant for smashing skulls with her hammer, has already finished him off and gotten hold of his cash. Determined to track down the murderers, Philo hunts Katie and her family through the streets of 1860s New York, where the Slapes’ coffers are filling up with money as their cellar fills up with corpses. But going after the Slapes might be the worst decision of Philo’s life, for no one escapes the bashing of Katie’s hammer! A bloody, action-packed romp, Katie (1982) is a throwback to the exciting and violent “penny dreadfuls” of the Victorian era and features the same brilliant writing as Michael McDowell’s classic horror novels The Elementals and Blackwater. “A great read - evocative of another era, engrossing from the first page, chilling.” (Publishers Weekly) “McDowell must now be regarded as the finest writer of paperback originals in America.” (Stephen King) “Michael McDowell has a flair for the gruesome...the nurturing of utmost horror.” (Washington Post) “You need a strong stomach...filled with gore and horror. At the same time, he writes so well that you can’t stop reading his books.” (Ocala Star-Banner)

©1983, 2020 Michael McDowell (P)2020 Valancourt Books LLC

Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
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Parallel Lies and Loving Vengeance

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A woman with a hidden past. A new love on the horizon. Will the truth set her free or cost her everything? In Parallel Lies Madeleine Ross has meticulously organized her world to leave no trace of her criminal past. After creating a new identity for herself, her only remaining connection to her previous life is the security work she does for a small-town insurance company. But when she starts falling for her handsome boss, Dan, she’s worried letting him in will expose secrets best kept locked away... As their attraction grows stronger, Madeline's attempts to keep Dan in the dark go horribly wrong when a dangerous ex emerges from her unsavoury past. After her former flame gives her an offer she can't refuse, she has one choice left: Ditch her life as a thief to let Dan in or embrace her shady dealings to destroy her only shot at a happy future... As the story continues in Loving Vengeance, Madeleine’s world is a mess. Suffering the fallout from the mistakes she made with Tag, she has no idea where she stands with Daniel. Are they only friends or is there still a chance for something more? Enter James – cool, calm, and calculated. A stranger, she thinks. But he knows her, and he comes with an opportunity she can’t refuse, involving an enemy she’d tried to forget. At first keen to return to her past, Madeleine soon realises it’s not only the gang that’s changed, and battles her own demons as well as an unpredictable villain. Can Daniel step up when he’s needed? Or will it be James who rides in to the rescue? Because when things go badly for Madeleine, and all hope seems lost, there is only one who can save the day. And only one who can bring more to the task than merely himself. If you like strong heroines, character-driven action and powerful emotions, then you’ll love Georgia Rose’s exciting novels, Parallel Lies and Loving Vengeance.

©2020 Georgia Rose (P)2021 Georgia Rose

Narrator: Henri Merriam
Author: Georgia Rose
Length: 17 hrs and 11 mins
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The Godfather

212 ratings

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50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION - WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA Mario Puzo's classic saga of an American crime family that became a global phenomenon - nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read. With its brilliant and brutal portrayal of the Corleone family, The Godfather burned its way into our national consciousness. This unforgettable saga of crime and corruption, passion and loyalty continues to stand the test of time, as the definitive novel of the Mafia underworld. A #1 New York Times bestseller in 1969, Mario Puzo's epic was turned into the incomparable film of the same name, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. It is the original classic that has been often imitated, but never matched. A tale of family and society, law and order, obedience and rebellion, it reveals the dark passions of human nature played out against a backdrop of the American dream. With a Note from Anthony Puzo and an Afterword by Robert J. Thompson

©1969 Mario Puzo. Introduction © 2019 by Francis Ford Coppola. "Note from Anthony Puzo" used with permission of Anthony Puzo. Afterword © 2002 by Robert J. Thompson. (P)2011, 2019 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Cherry

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National Best Seller Soon to be a major motion picture starring Tom Holland and directed by the Russo Brothers. A young medic returns from deployment in Iraq to two things: the woman he loves, and the opioid crisis sweeping across the Midwest.  In this “miracle of literary serendipity” (The Washington Post), after finding himself deep in the thrall of heroin addiction, the soldier arrives at what seems like the only logical solution: robbing banks.  Written by a singularly talented, wildly imaginative debut novelist, Cherry is a bracingly funny and unexpectedly tender work of fiction straight from the dark heart of America.  A PEN/Hemingway Award Finalist A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year: The New Yorker • Entertainment Weekly • Vulture • Vogue • Lit Hub 

©2018 Nico Walker (P)2018 Random House Audio

Narrator: Jeremy Bobb
Author: Nico Walker
Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
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Cheater's Game

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Jake Lassiter Tackles the College Admissions Scandal Rich parents will pay anything to get their kids into college... For a price, Kip Lassiter can get the perfect score on any test... And Kip's heartbroken Uncle Jake must defend an unwinnable case. Kip has been working with millionaire Max Ringle in a shady scheme to help rich, spoiled kids gain admission to elite universities. Ringle, the mastermind of the fraud, cops a plea and shifts the blame to Kip.  Dr. Melissa Gold, Lassiter's fiancée, tries to keep the ailing lawyer strong enough for a grueling trial, even as his symptoms of brain damage grow worse. As a fiery showdown with Ringle brings the courtroom to a fever pitch, Lassiter risks everything - including his own life - to fight for his nephew's freedom.  "Cheater's Game is a top-notch tale from Paul Levine, and his Lassiter is my kind of lawyer!" --Michael Connelly, author of The Lincoln Lawyer NOTE: All the Lassiter novels are stand-alones that may be enjoyed in any order.

©2020 Paul J. Levine (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Scott Merriman
Author: Paul Levine
Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
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Angel's Halo: Forever Angel

1 rating

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Rewind. I hit the rewind button on the old VHS tape that contains my memories, causing the past to scream across my closed lids. Past the nightmare where Enzo Fontana goads me, threatening my family, wanting all the secrets of my MC that I refuse to give him. Past the evil laughter that reaches me even in the sweat-soaked, pain-filled oblivion of near-death sleep. Past the blast I thought would end me, the searing pain of the heat that melted my back, the shattering glass still lodged in parts of my body. Past the months of loneliness because I let the one person I knew I couldn’t live without walk out of my life because I knew I wasn’t good enough for her. Pause. There she is. Smiling up at me as I lean over her. Kissing her like I have the right to. Like I’m not stealing a moment in time I will have to live off of for the rest of my life. A life that is going to end very, very soon. I’m dying. I can feel the life begin to fade from me. My body, which has been tortured for days, perhaps even weeks - I don’t even know anymore - will give up soon. And all I want to do is think about her. That smile. The sweet taste of her lips. The little sounds she made as she gave me the most precious thing any woman could give a man. The love in her eyes in the afterglow. She was mine then. And I would forever be hers. “Jos,” I groaned, letting the first tear leak from my eyes.

©2019 Terri Anne Browning/Anna Henson (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Noir

69 ratings

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The absurdly outrageous, sarcastically satiric, and always entertaining New York Times best-selling author Christopher Moore returns in finest madcap form with this zany noir set on the mean streets of post-World War II San Francisco, and featuring a diverse cast of characters, including a hapless bartender; his Chinese sidekick; a doll with sharp angles and dangerous curves; a tight-lipped air force general; a wisecracking waif; Petey, a black mamba; and many more. San Francisco. Summer, 1947. A dame walks into a saloon.... It's not every afternoon that an enigmatic, comely blonde named Stilton (like the cheese) walks into the scruffy gin joint where Sammy "Two Toes" Tiffin tends bar. It's love at first sight, but before Sammy can make his move, an air force general named Remy arrives with some urgent business. 'Cause when you need something done, Sammy is the guy to go to; he's got the connections on the street. Meanwhile, a suspicious flying object has been spotted up the Pacific coast in Washington State near Mount Rainer, followed by a mysterious plane crash in a distant patch of desert in New Mexico that goes by the name Roswell. But the real weirdness is happening on the streets of the City by the Bay. When one of Sammy's schemes goes south and the Cheese mysteriously vanishes, Sammy is forced to contend with his own dark secrets - and more than a few strange goings-on - if he wants to find his girl. Think Raymond Chandler meets Damon Runyon with more than a dash of Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes All Stars. It's all very, very Noir. It's all very, very Christopher Moore.

©2018 Christopher Moore (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Johnny Heller
Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
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My Sister, the Serial Killer

154 ratings

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“Pulpy, peppery and sinister, served up in a comic deadpan…This scorpion-tailed little thriller leaves a response, and a sting, you will remember.” –NEW YORK TIMES “The wittiest and most fun murder party you’ve ever been invited to.” –MARIE CLAIRE WINNER OF THE LA TIMES BOOK PRIZE FOR MYSTERY/THRILLER FINALIST FOR THE 2019 WOMEN’S PRIZE A short, darkly funny, hand grenade of a novel about a Nigerian woman whose younger sister has a very inconvenient habit of killing her boyfriends “Femi makes three, you know. Three and they label you a serial killer.” Korede is bitter. How could she not be? Her sister, Ayoola, is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola’s third boyfriend in a row is dead. Korede’s practicality is the sisters’ saving grace. She knows the best solutions for cleaning blood, the trunk of her car is big enough for a body, and she keeps Ayoola from posting pictures of her dinner to Instagram when she should be mourning her “missing” boyfriend. Not that she gets any credit. Korede has long been in love with a kind, handsome doctor at the hospital where she works. She dreams of the day when he will realize that she’s exactly what he needs. But when he asks Korede for Ayoola’s phone number, she must reckon with what her sister has become and how far she’s willing to go to protect her. Sharp as nails and full of deadpan wit, Oyinkan Braithwaite’s deliciously deadly debut is as fun as it is frightening.

©2018 Oyinkan Braithwaite (P)2018 Random House Audio

Narrator: Adepero Oduye
Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
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American Radicals

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A dynamic, timely history of 19th-century activists - free-lovers and socialists, abolitionists and vigilantes - and the social revolution they sparked in the turbulent Civil War era "In the tradition of Howard Zinn’s people’s histories, American Radicals reveals a forgotten yet inspiring past." (Megan Marshall, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Margaret Fuller: A New American Life and Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast) Named one of the 10 best history books of the year by Smithsonian  On July 4, 1826, as Americans lit firecrackers to celebrate the country’s 50th birthday, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were on their deathbeds. They would leave behind a groundbreaking political system and a growing economy - as well as the glaring inequalities that had undermined the American experiment from its beginning. The young nation had outlived the men who made it, but could it survive intensifying divisions over the very meaning of the land of the free? A new network of dissent - connecting firebrands and agitators on pastoral communes, in urban mobs, and in genteel parlors across the nation - vowed to finish the revolution they claimed the founding fathers had only begun. They were men and women, black and white, fiercely devoted to causes that pitted them against mainstream America even while they fought to preserve the nation’s founding ideals: the brilliant heiress Frances Wright, whose shocking critiques of religion and the institution of marriage led to calls for her arrest; the radical Bostonian William Lloyd Garrison, whose commitment to nonviolence would be tested as the conflict over slavery pushed the nation to its breaking point; the Philadelphia businessman James Forten, who presided over the first mass political protest of free African Americans; Marx Lazarus, a vegan from Alabama whose calls for sexual liberation masked a dark secret; black nationalist Martin Delany, the would-be founding father of a West African colony who secretly supported John Brown’s treasonous raid on Harpers Ferry - only to ally himself with Southern Confederates after the Civil War. Though largely forgotten today, these figures were enormously influential in the pivotal period flanking the war, their lives and work entwined with reformers like Frederick Douglass, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Henry David Thoreau, as well as iconic leaders like Abraham Lincoln. Jackson writes them back into the story of the nation’s most formative and perilous era in all their heroism, outlandishness, and tragic shortcomings. The result is a surprising, panoramic work of narrative history, one that offers important lessons for our own time.

©2019 Holly Jackson (P)2019 Random House Audio

Narrator: January LaVoy
Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
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The Traveler Series: A Post Apocalyptic/Dystopian Adventure: Books 4-6

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Books 4, 5, and 6 in the Amazon Best-Selling Series "Mad Max Meets The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly" Book 4: Rising He survived The Scourge, defeated The Cartel, and escaped The Dwellers. Now he wants revenge. After a brutal attack on his homestead, Marcus Battle seeks to find the men who took away his second chance at life in a postapocalyptic world. When he finds them, they'll wish they'd left him alone. Book 5: Battle All he wants is peace. All he finds is war. Marcus Battle is a wanted man. No matter where he goes or what he does, he can't escape those who aim to kill him. But as he fights off one would-be vigilante after another, a new threat emerges. It's a threat worse than the viral Scourge that plunged his world into a dystopian nightmare and it could give rise to second apocalypse. Can Marcus fend off the coming attacks or will he finally fall prey to an enemy he won't see coming? Book 6: Legacy She's small. She's quiet. She's deadly. Lou survived the plague that killed her mother. As her father sheltered her from the evil that consumed the world, he taught her how to survive. After an ambush leaves her orphaned, the young, unassuming girl put her skills to the test. A wanderer every bit as brilliant as she is deadly, she forges a new path in the wilderness once known as Texas. But can she do it alone?

©2019 Piton Press LLC (P)2019 Piton Press LLC

Narrator: Kevin Pierce
Author: Tom Abrahams
Length: 20 hrs and 10 mins
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On Laughton Moor

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When the body of a well-known local thug is discovered, an intriguing message found on his battered corpse raises unwelcome questions. Is DS Bishop being accused of the grisly murder, or does the message point to a more sinister secret?  As the body count grows, Bishop and Knight find themselves in a race against time to discover the identity of a merciless killer whose motivation is a mystery.

©2018 Lisa Hartley (P)2018 W.F. Howes Ltd

Author: Lisa Hartley
Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
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Jeg vil savne dig i morgen

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Den forhenværende forhørsleder Thorkild Aske er netop blevet løsladt efter at have afsonet tre år for manddrab, da han tynget af skyldfølelse og stærke fysiske smerter lader sig overtale til at rejse til et nedlagt fyr i Nordnorge for at efterforske en sag om en forsvundet ung mand. Kraftige efterårsstorme hærger i området, og den mørke tid nærmer sig med hastige skridt. Og snart går det op for Aske, at han ikke er alene på fyrholmen.Jeg vil savne dig i morgen er første bog i serien om Thorkild Aske."Krimidebutant med litterært talent." - Bergens Tidende Heine Bakkeid (f. 1974) er vokset op i den nordnorske natur, hvilket afspejler sig i hans krimiunivers. Han har skrevet en lang række børne- og ungdomsbøger og debuterer som krimiforfatter med Jeg vil savne dig i morgen.

©2019 Lindhardt og Ringhof (P)2019 Lindhardt og Ringhof

Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
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A Borrowed Man

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A Borrowed Man: a new science fiction novel from Gene Wolfe, the celebrated author of the Book of the New Sun series. It is perhaps a hundred years in the future, our civilization is gone, and another is in place in North America, but it retains many familiar things and structures. Although the population is now small, there is advanced technology, there are robots, and there are clones. E. A. Smithe is a borrowed person. He is a clone who lives on a third-tier shelf in a public library, and his personality is an uploaded recording of a deceased mystery writer. Smithe is a piece of property, not a legal human. A wealthy patron, Colette Coldbrook, takes him from the library because he is the surviving personality of the author of Murder on Mars. A physical copy of that book was in the possession of her murdered father, and it contains an important secret, the key to immense family wealth. It is lost, and Colette is afraid of the police. She borrows Smithe to help her find the book and to find out what the secret is. And then the plot gets complicated.

©2015 Gene Wolfe (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Author: Gene Wolfe
Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
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Angel's Halo: Atonement

1 rating

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Lessons hard learned last the longest. Creswell Springs' biggest man-whore, Raider Hannigan, one of Angel's Halo MC's most notorious members, wasn't for me. After years of him holding my heart, I had seen the harsh light of my reality. Raider would never want me...or love me. With a firm resolve to move on, I wouldn't give in. Only one moment of weakness came back to bite me. Now I had a secret. No one needed to know the depths of it all, especially not him.

©2017 Terri Anne Browning (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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More from Marple's Casebook

43 ratings

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June Whitfield stars as Miss Marple in seven suspenseful full-cast radio dramatisations.  'The Moving Finger' Miss Marple must find out who is behind an outbreak of hate mail and a tragic death. 'They Do It With Mirrors' Visiting an old friend at Stoneygates School, Miss Marple senses danger. 'Nemesis' A posthumous letter sends the spinster sleuth on a mystery tour to find a murderer. 'Sleeping Murder' What is the dark secret behind Gwenda Reed’s uncanny intuition? Miss Marple investigates....  'Tape-Measure Murder' A wife is killed, her husband is under suspicion - and Miss Marple is called to provide an alibi. 'The Case of the Perfect Maid' The sharp-witted sleuth looks into the problem of a lady’s maid who has been mysteriously sacked. 'Sanctuary' An unknown man dies in the local church - can Miss Marple deduce his identity from his last words? These BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations, based on four novels and three short stories by Agatha Christie, showcase seven of Miss Marple’s most ingenious mysteries. The Moving Finger, They Do It With Mirrors, Nemesis and Sleeping Murder dramatised by Michael Bakewell and directed by Enyd Williams Tape-Measure Murder, The Case of the Perfect Maid and Sanctuary dramatised by Joy Wilkinson and directed by Gemma Jenkins.

©2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Length: 8 hrs and 44 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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True Crime

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Suzy and her brother, Lim, live with their abusive mother in a town where the stars don’t shine at night. Once the abuse becomes too much to handle, the two siblings embark on a sordid cross-country murder spree beginning with their mom. As the murder tally rises, Suzy’s mental state spirals into irredeemable madness.

©2020 Samantha Kolesnik (P)2021 Samantha Kolesnik

Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
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Until the Sun

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Responsibility. Authority. Mortality. If you could liberate yourself of these burdens, would any cost be too great?  On a hot August night, a troubled 15-year-old boy with a tragic past wakes to find his tyrannical foster parents murdered by a trio of nocturnal, blood-drinking heathens. The killers give him the opportunity for a new life, one where he can be relieved of traditional hardships, vanquish his enemies, and attain a sense of true belonging...at the cost of what little remains of his humanity. The life he is offered is one of eternal darkness, but the promise of undying acceptance, freedom, and power gives it an appeal that his current dreaded existence is lacking.  Fraught with resentment over his catastrophic adolescence and confronted by ambiguous notions of good and evil, he is forced to explore a dark world on the fringe between bliss and oblivion. As he edges ever closer to a climactic encounter with the demons that plague his soul, he discovers just how dangerous it is to be young and alienated in modern society.

©2019 Death's Head Press LLC (P)2021 Death's Head Press LLC

Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
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About That Night

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Sometimes it takes only one night to change everything.... Elizabeth Place might have been jilted by her fiancé on her wedding day one year ago, but at least she’s still got her brilliant job producing one of the biggest shows on TV! But when larger-than-life TV host Ricky Clough dies live on air, her life is sent spinning out of control. And with foul play suspected, the spotlight is turned firmly on his colleagues - especially Hutch, the man desperate for Ricky’s job and whom Elizabeth is secretly dating. As her world comes crashing down around her, Elizabeth realises that perhaps the only person she can really trust is herself....

©2019 Elaine Bedell (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
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His Third Victim

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A brand-new stand-alone detective mystery from number one best-selling author Helen H. Durrant. A man is shot dead, and his body is dumped on the moors. His arm is stamped with the Chinese symbol for 'sorry'. There have been five unsolved murders with the same hallmark. The police can’t find any motive or connection between the victims.   Bella Richards was close to the murdered man. She lives with her five-year-old son and has begun a new life in the local area. But although clearly grief-stricken, she is not telling the police everything she knows.   Detective Talbot Dyson wants his most trusted inspector on the case. But DI Matt Brindle is out of action. He was badly injured and his sergeant was killed in a criminal ambush. He is drawn into the investigation and must decide whether he wants to go to back to his old life.   What is the real connection between the victims, and who will be next?   This is a detective mystery full of twists and turns, with a stunning edge-of-your-seat ending.   If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Mel Sherratt, Ruth Rendell or Mark Billingham, you will enjoy this exciting new crime fiction writer.

©2017 Helen Durrant (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Tim Bentinck
Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
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Des ailes d'argent

1 rating

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Faye mène la belle vie à l'étranger. Sa société Revenge est plus florissante que jamais et son ex-mari infidèle se trouve derrière les barreaux. Mais juste au moment où Faye pense que tout est rentré dans l'ordre, sa petite bulle de bonheur est de nouveau menacée. Après l'impitoyable Cage dorée, Camilla Läckberg poursuit son diptyque trépidant avec un thriller qui fait funestement écho au destin de tant de femmes depuis la nuit des temps. Dans un monde régi par la perversité de l'homme, Faye est de nouveau sur le pied de guerre et sa vengeance sera terrible.

©2020 Titre original : "Vingar av silver". Éditeur original : Bokförlaget Forum, Stockholm. Camilla Läckberg. Publié avec l'accord de Nordin Agency, Suède / ACTES SUD pour la traduction française par Rémi Cassaigne. Photographie de couverture : Kourtney Roy (P)2020 Actes Sud

Narrator: Odile Cohen
Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
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Autonomous

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Terra, 2144. Judith "Jack" Chen è una vera e propria scienziata-pirata: la sua base operativa è un sottomarino, la sua missione piratare costosi farmaci e produrne delle alternative a basso costo, accessibili a tutti. Una sorta di Robin Hood in un mondo dominato dalle case farmaceutiche. Eppure, qualcosa è andato storto con la sua ultima partita di Zacuity: coloro che ne hanno fatto uso, sono andati incontro a effetti collaterali imprevisti, ridotti a veri e propri automi costretti ad azioni meccaniche e ripetitive che conducono la mente alla follia. Jack sa che se il farmaco da lei messo a punto si diffondesse, l'umanità intera ne sarebbe minacciata. Sulle tracce della scienziata, una coppia alquanto improbabile al soldo delle case farmaceutiche: Eliasz, un tormentato agente sotto copertura, e il suo fedele partner Paladin, un robot. Sarà nella frenetica ricerca di informazioni sul misterioso e potente farmaco di Jack che Eliasz e Paladin riusciranno a stabilire un legame inaspettato, oltre i confini tracciati dalle loro nature così diverse. Un'avventura visionaria, intensa, che esplora i temi della libertà e del libero arbitrio in una società frenetica e frammentata, in cui la differenza tra umanità e intelligenza artificiale è ormai sempre più labile.

©2017 Sergio Fanucci Communications Srl. Tradotto da Annarita Guarnieri (P)2019 Audible Studios

Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
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Before You Know Kindness

3 ratings

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For 10 summers, the Seton family - all three generations - met at their country home in New England to spend a week together playing tennis, badminton, and golf, and savoring gin and tonics on the wraparound porch to celebrate the end of the season. In the 11th summer, everything changed. A hunting rifle with a single cartridge left in the chamber wound up in exactly the wrong hands at exactly the wrong time, and led to a nightmarish accident that put to the test the values that unite the family - and the convictions that just may pull it apart. Before You Know Kindness is a family saga that is timely in its examination of some of the most important issues of our era, and timeless in its exploration of the strange and unexpected places where we find love. As he did with his earlier masterpiece, Midwives, Chris Bohjalian has written a novel that is rich with unforgettable characters - and absolutely riveting in its intensity. "Few writers can manipulate a plot with Bohjalian’s grace and power." (The New York Times Book Review) "Chris Bohjalian’s many fans will be glad to know he’s back on the high wire, expertly balancing topical issues with the more timeless concerns of the human heart. His well-drawn, sympathetic characters deepen and intensify the novel’s gripping plot rather than simply serving it. Before You Know Kindness is smart, first-rate storytelling." (Richard Russo, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Empire Falls) "Once again, Chris Bohjalian dares to tackle the complexities - and complacencies - of modern society at its most vulnerable spot, where the personal clashes with the political, where the private is forced to go public. And once again, he forges a drama that will keep his readers on the edge of their seats...perhaps their conscience as well." (Julia Glass, winner of the National Book Award for Three Junes) "Chris Bohjalian’s magnificent new novel, Before You Know Kindness, is the best work of fiction I’ve read about an American family since Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club. It is one of the funniest, best-written, most compassionate, most engaging, and flat-out most enjoyable novels I’ve ever read." (Howard Frank Mosher, winner of the New England Book Award for A Stranger in the Kingdom) "Elegant, refined...a triumph." (Booklist starred review) Also available as a Random House audiobook, a large print edition, and an ebook.

©2004 Chris Bohjalian (P)2004 Books on Tape

Narrator: Susan Denaker
Length: 17 hrs
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At Peace

19 ratings

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Violet Winters once had it all but lost it when her husband was murdered by a criminal madman. During a cold winter night Violet has to leave her warm bed to tell her neighbor to turn the music down. And that's when she meets sinister, scarred, scarily attractive security specialist, Joe Callahan. She wants to deny it, but Violet can't beat back the hunger she feels for Joe so she gives in again and again. Feeling it himself, Joe feeds Vi's hunger, breaking his own rules to keep her in his bed. Even though Violet had only one man in her life, she's sure Joe is giving her the signals and Vi decides she's ready to take a second chance at life and, maybe, love. But Violet doesn't know the dark secrets in Joe's past, secrets so soul-wrenching, they've drained him dry. With nothing left to give, Joe's determined to live his life alone and he breaks Violet's heart. Crushed by Joe's betrayal, Violet comes to terms with the fact that, no matter what signals he gave, Joe was not theirs to win. But Violet's husband's murderer is obsessed with her and heartbreak again haunts the door of the Winters home. When it does Joe is forced to face the knowledge that he can't fight Violet's pull, she's under his skin and filled him full to bursting. Joe needs to win her back and put his life on the line to keep Violet safe. But, having had it all once, can Violet endure losing Joe?

©2014 Kristen Ashley (P)2015 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Olivia Porter
Length: 23 hrs and 10 mins
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Professor Cassell's Daughter

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Appalled by the news her father gives her, Professor Cassell's daughter, who had lived very happily with her widowed father in war-torn 1950's London, knows she has to get as far away from him and London as she possibly can. She applies and is accepted for a job at a boarding school in Cornwall. But all is not what it seems in this remote institution. The building is rambling and perilous, the staff sinister. She knows she can't go back to London. She must stay here despite her increasing sense of foreboding.

©2020 Margaret Bacon (P)2020 Margaret Bacon

Narrator: Tracy Russell
Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
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Misery

211 ratings

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The number one New York Times best seller about a famous novelist held hostage in a remote location by his “number one fan.” One of “Stephen King’s best…genuinely scary” (USA Today). Best-selling novelist Paul Sheldon thinks he’s finally free of Misery Chastain. In a controversial career move, he’s just killed off the popular protagonist of his beloved romance series in favor of expanding his creative horizons. But such a change doesn’t come without consequences. After a near-fatal car accident in rural Colorado leaves his body broken, Paul finds himself at the mercy of the terrifying rescuer who’s nursing him back to health - his self-proclaimed number one fan, Annie Wilkes.  Annie is very upset over what Paul did to Misery and demands that he find a way to bring her back by writing a new novel - his best yet, and one that’s all for her. After all, Paul has all the time in the world to do so as a prisoner in her isolated house...and Annie has some very persuasive and violent methods to get exactly what she wants...  “King at his best...a winner!” (The New York Times) “Unadulteratedly terrifying...frightening.” (Publishers Weekly)  “Classic King...full of twists and turns and mounting suspense.” (The Boston Globe) 

©1987 Stephen King, Tabitha King, and Arthur B. Greene (P)1992 Penguin Highbridge Audio

Narrator: Lindsay Crouse
Author: Stephen King
Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
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Miracle Creek (German edition)

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Was würden wir tun, um unsere schamvollsten Geheimnisse zu bewahren? In der Kleinstadt Miracle Creek geht eine Scheune, die zur Therapiezwecken eingesetzt wurde, in Flammen auf. Zwei Menschen sterben - Kitt, die eine Familie mit fünf Kindern zurücklässt, und Henry, ein achtjähriger autistischer Junge. Im Prozess wegen Brandstiftung und Mord sitzt Henrys Mutter Elizabeth auf der Anklagebank. Hat sie ihren eigenen Sohn ermordet? Die Beweise sind erdrückend. Doch während des Prozesses wird klar: In Miracle Creek hat jeder etwas zu verbergen ...

©2019 / 2020 Angela Suyeon Kim / Random House Audio / Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. Übersetzung von Marieke Heimburger (P)2020 Random House Audio

Author: Angie Kim
Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
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The Cooper Saga 19 (Stories 181-190)

Summary

Contains the following Cooper short stories: "Dead Man's Hand" "Case Closed" "In the Red" "Going Down" "People of Wally World" "Handy Cap" "One Born Every Minute" "Five Shades of Gray" "The Roquefort Files" "Standup and Be Counted"

©2015 Bill Bernico (P)2015 Bill Bemico

Narrator: Gregg Rizzo
Author: Bill Bernico
Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
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The Mafia and His Angel, Book 3

4 ratings

Summary

Ayla My wings were ready to fly, but he clipped them. Feather by feather, until I had nothing left.  Then my savior came.  He waged a bloodbath to find me. He loves me. He wants his Angel to be free. But how can I fly again when my wings are broken?  Alessio This war isn’t over. If he thought he could break her and just disappear, he was wrong. I am going to find him and break him like he broke her.  I made a vow to my Angel.  I promised to let her fly...I promised to save her soul.  And I never break my vows.

©2017 Limitless Publishing LLC (P)2018 Limitless Publishing LLC

Author: Lylah James
Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
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Die juten Sitten

1 rating

Summary

Wir weisen dich darauf hin, dass dieser Titel nicht für dich geeignet ist, wenn du unter 18 Jahre alt bist.   Das neue Audible Original Hörspiel entführt in die Halbwelt der 1920er Jahre in Berlin: Die berühmte deutschstämmige Hollywoodschauspielerin Hedi (Jeanette Hain) sitzt in einem Frauengefängnis in Hollywood. Sie hat einen Mann erschossen. Dem Journalisten der New York Times, der sie dazu befragen will, erzählt sie allerdings nichts von dieser Tat, sondern berichtet in Rückblenden von ihrer ungewöhnlichen Kindheit in einem Berliner Bordell namens "Ritze". Immer an der Grenze zwischen Legalität und Illegalität wächst sie bei ihrer furchtlosen Oma Minna (Ursula Werner) auf, die das Bordell betreibt. Ihr Vater Fritz (Edin Hasanovic) ist ein egozentrischer Gigolo, der von seiner Tochter nichts wissen will. Zur "Ritze" gehören Colette (Saskia Rosendahl), die schönste Hure Berlins, und die strenge Domina Natalia (Natalia Belitski), die Hedis großes Vorbild ist. Diese außergewöhnlichen Frauen sind es, die Hedi geprägt haben und denen sie mit ihrer Geschichte ein Denkmal setzt. Dies tut sie mit viel Humor und einer großen Portion Liebe. Die Geschichte basiert auf wahren Begebenheiten und Personen, die Handlung ist jedoch frei erfunden.   >> Diese Hörspiel-Fassung genießt du exklusiv nur bei Audible.

©2019 Anna Basener (P)2019 Audible Studios

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Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits

107 ratings

Summary

In a prosperous yet gruesomely violent near future, superhero vigilantes battle thugs whose heads are full of supervillain fantasies. The peace is kept by a team of smooth, well-dressed negotiators called The Men in Fancy Suits. Meanwhile a young girl is caught in the middle and thinks the whole thing is ridiculous. Zoey, a recent college graduate with a worthless degree, makes a reluctant trip into the city after hearing that her estranged con artist father died in a mysterious yet spectacular way. There she finds that her scumbag dad had actually, in the final years of his life, put his amazing talent for hustling to good use: He was one of the founding members of the Fancy Suits and died in the course of his duties. Zoey is quickly entangled in the city's surreal mob war when she is taken hostage by a particularly crazy villain who imagines himself to be a Dr. Doom-level mastermind. The villain is demanding information about Zoe's father when she is rescued by The Fancy Suits. She reluctantly joins their cause and helps finish what her old man started, tapping in to her innate talent for bullshit that she inherited from her hated father. And along the way, she might just have to learn how to trust people again.

©2015 David Wong (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Christy Romano
Author: David Wong
Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
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The Mafia and His Angel, Book 2

3 ratings

Summary

Ayla The darkness never truly left me. It's always there, waiting for the right moment to strike. It's been months since I ran away from the nightmare that was slowly killing me. I ran for my life, straight into the arms of a man who I thought would be worse than the nightmare I'd left behind. Little did I know he'd become my savior. But my happy ending was ripped away from me in a blink of an eye. I had everything...and I lost everything. Alessio I didn't believe in angels. But then I saw her. I touched her. I kissed her. I made love to her. In return, she saved my soul. I was no longer unlovable, because my angel found it in her heart to love me. I had her...and then I lost her. But I will not stop until I find her. Even if it means starting a war and spilling the blood of everyone who gets in my way. I will find my angel.

©2017 Limitless Publishing LLC (P)2018 Limitless Publishing LLC

Author: Lylah James
Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
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Der Verrat

Summary

Ein Weingut an der Saar. Ein altes Verbrechen. Und eine Schuld, die nie verjährt... Als Nane nach zwanzig Jahren Haft aus dem Gefängnis entlassen wird, hat sich vieles verändert. Nicht aber die Schuld, die weiter auf ihr lastet. Nicht die Erinnerung an die Nacht, die ihr Leben zerstörte und schon gar nicht das Verhältnis zu ihren Schwestern Pia und Birgit. Pia ist die einzige der Schwestern, die es gut getroffen hat. Die erfolgreiche Restauratorin lebt mit ihrem Mann auf einem idyllischen Weingut an der Saar. Da lässt es sich gut verdrängen, auf welch zerbrechlichem Fundament ihr Glück gebaut ist. Doch dann tritt ihre Schwester Nane wieder in ihr Leben und Pia ahnt: Es ist Zeit für die Wahrheit. Und damit Zeit für Rache - oder Vergebung.

©2018 Penguin Verlag, München (P)2018 der Hörverlag

Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
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Loving Vengeance

Summary

A woman with a troubled past. A new love hanging in the balance. Will an unexpected visitor strengthen her resolve or destroy the life she's trying to build? Madeleine's world, once so organized, is a mess. Suffering the fallout from the mistakes she made with Tag, she has no idea where she stands with Daniel. Are they only friends, or is there still a chance for something more? Enter James - cool, calm, and calculated. A stranger, she thinks. But he knows her, and he comes with an opportunity she can't refuse, involving an enemy she'd tried to forget. At first keen to return to her past, Madeleine soon realizes it's not only the gang that's changed, and she battles her own demons as well as an unpredictable villain. Can Daniel step up when he's needed? Or will it be James who rides in to the rescue? Because when things go badly for Madeleine, and all hope seems lost, there is only one who can save the day. And only one who can bring more to the task than merely himself. Loving Vengeance is the second book in this fast-paced duology. If you like strong heroines, character-driven action, and powerful emotions, then you'll love Georgia Rose's exciting novel. Listen to Loving Vengeance now to get to the heart of the action today!

©2019 Georgia Rose (P)2020 Georgia Rose

Narrator: Henri Merriam
Author: Georgia Rose
Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
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La serpe

2 ratings

Summary

Un matin d'octobre 1941, dans un château sinistre au fin fond du Périgord, Henri Girard appelle au secours : dans la nuit, son père, sa tante et la bonne ont été massacrés à coups de serpe. Il est le seul survivant. Toutes les portes étaient fermées, aucune effraction n'est constatée. Dépensier, arrogant, violent, le jeune homme est l'unique héritier des victimes. Deux jours plus tôt, il a emprunté l'arme du crime aux voisins. Pourtant, au terme d'un procès retentissant (et trouble par certains aspects), il est acquitté et l'enquête abandonnée. Alors que l'opinion publique reste convaincue de sa culpabilité, Henri s'exile au Venezuela. Il rentre en France en 1950 avec le manuscrit du Salaire de la peur, écrit sous le pseudonyme de Georges Arnaud. Jamais le mystère du triple assassinat du château d'Escoire ne sera élucidé, laissant planer autour d'Henri Girard, jusqu'à la fin de sa vie (qui fut complexe, bouillonnante, exemplaire à bien des égards), un halo noir et sulfureux. Jamais, jusqu'à ce qu'un écrivain têtu et minutieux s'en mêle... Un fait divers aussi diabolique, un personnage aussi ambigu qu'Henri Girard ne pouvaient laisser Philippe Jaenada indifférent. Enfilant le costume de l'inspecteur amateur (complètement loufoque, mais plus sagace qu'il n'y paraît), il s'est plongé dans les archives, a reconstitué l'enquête et déniché les indices les plus ténus pour nous livrer ce récit haletant dont l'issue pourrait bien résoudre une énigme vieille de soixante-quinze ans. Lorsque vous achetez ce titre, le fichier PDF qui l'accompagne sera disponible dans votre confirmation d'achat envoyée par mail ainsi que dans votre bibliothèque, depuis votre ordinateur. >> Ce livre audio en version intégrale vous est proposé en exclusivité par Audible et est uniquement disponible en téléchargement.

©2017 Robert Laffont (P)2017 Audible Studios

Narrator: Hervé Carrasco
Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
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Boomer

1 rating

Summary

I left my life behind me. My sister. My MC. I need room to breathe and room to think, to make my own choices and to own my mistakes. Bitterness and anger cloud my judgment when it comes to the MC. What is so great about them that I can't have on the outside? What is so great about the patch? Death? Blood? Fear? That is all I've experienced with the club. I hated to leave my sister. She's the only reason I stayed as long as I did. But it's time for something new. And yet, I find myself searching for trouble, wanting - needing to be someone's savior.I have the best poker face, but when I lay down my winning hand and they shove a girl at me, bound and scared, for my prize, I knowI've landed in the middle of something bigger than me. The girl? Scarlett Rose. My reason for being. My clarity. I just have to prove it to her. She needs protection, and I'll die before they hurt her again.

©2020 K. L. Savage (P)2020 K. L. Savage

Author: K. L. Savage
Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
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Sherlock Holmes: The Voice of Treason

11 ratings

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There is a plot to kidnap Queen Victoria and only Sherlock Holmes can stop it...or can he? Investigating a crime seemingly unconnected to the Royal Family, Holmes & Watson uncover a conspiracy to kidnap Queen Victoria and destabilise the British Empire. With a ticking clock to her next public engagement, Holmes and Watson must discover who is behind the plot and locate her majesty, while Mycroft tries to keep the monarch’s disappearance a secret from the British people. At first, Holmes believes Moriarty is responsible for the abduction, but when the Napoleon of Crime is proved innocent, Holmes must work with his arch-nemesis to rescue the Queen. An Audible Original drama starring Nicholas Boulton as Sherlock Holmes and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as Dr. John Watson alongside a full cast.  You can also join the detective duo in an interactive murder mystery story on Alexa, where the power lies in your hands. Just ask 'Alexa, start the Great Game' to solve a crime committed before we meet Holmes and Watson in the Audible Original drama.    George Mann is a Sunday Times best-selling novelist and scriptwriter. He’s the author of the supernatural crime series Wychwood, as well as the popular Newbury & Hobbes Victorian fantasy series. He’s written several novels featuring a 1920s vigilante known as 'The Ghost', as well as best-selling Doctor Who novels, a Star Wars book and new adventures for Sherlock Holmes. His comic writing includes extensive work on Doctor Who, Dark Souls, Warhammer 40,000, Star Wars as well Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for younger listeners and he’s also written audio scripts for Doctor Who, Blake’s 7, Sherlock Holmes and for a handful of high-profile computer games.   Cavan Scott has written for such popular franchises as Star Wars, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Vikings, Judge Dredd, Highlander and Warhammer 40,000. Recent comic work includes Star Wars Adventures: Tales From Vader’s Castle and The Real Ghostbusters for IDW, The Incredibles for Dark Horse, Doctor Who and Tekken for Titan, Rogue Trooper for 2000AD and Pacific Rim: Aftermath and Pacific Rim: Amara for Legendary. In 2016, Cavan was chosen as one of the 10 World Book Day authors, his WBD title, Star Wars: Adventures In Wild Space becoming a UK number one best seller. He was also the co-writer of Doctor Who Who-ology, the first Doctor Who book ever to become a Sunday Times best seller.   Featuring: Danny Ashock, Rachel Atkins, Nicholas Boulton, Dominic Cazenove, Jessica Dennis, Felicity Duncan, Rupert Farley, Matt Gavan, Raj Ghatak, Don Gilet, Edward Harrison, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, David Holt, Frances Jeater, Ivanno Jeremiah, Shaheen Khan, Angus King, James MacCallum, Joel MacCormack, Fiz Marcus, Roger May, Amy Mcalister, Gerard McDermott, Paul McEwan, Harry Myers, Greg Page, James Parkes, Jenny Runacre, Mark Straker, Inel Tomlinson and Timothy Watson.

©2020 Audible, Ltd (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

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Delta: Revenge

Summary

A tortured hero with a heart of gold Growing up on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Javier Almeida has only his older sister to protect him. When she's sold to a human-trafficker, he vows to hunt down those responsible. Years later, Titan Group's Delta team finds him, tattooed and brawling, a vigilante protector with information they want. They take him in and train him, working him harder than a man should be driven, until he's a soldier harboring an obsession. Ready for revenge, Javier ghosts his way across the globe, tracking the men who took his sister and working elite private security jobs. Meets sweet and sassy Jilted at the altar, Sophia Cole turns the reception into a one-woman party. She's intent on devouring all the cake and champagne, so she can bask in the calories she's been avoiding. In the midst of the revelry, he walks in, the one man she can never ignore. Javier is her older brother's black ops teammate - an automatic Do Not Go There. But if there's one thing better than fondant and a buzz to ease the wounds of a cheating fiancé, it might be a one-night stand with a South American military man. Game changer Javier didn't expect to see Sophia again. He never thought he would even want to see her again. He shouldn't have touched her, but his mind won't stay away from her. Now, Sophia Cole is thousands of miles away from the safety of her parents' lavish estate and working alongside him in hell. She's a staffer at an embassy, and he's there to keep them alive. There are bombs and bullets and blood-hungry enemies. And then she's taken. Gone. Just like his sister. But so much worse.

©2016 Cristin Harber (P)2016 Cristin Harber

Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
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Wishes for Christmas

2 ratings

Summary

Christmas is a time for family and friends to gather and celebrate old bonds...and form new ones. New York Times best-selling author Fern Michaels brings together the beloved heroines from two celebrated series - the Sisterhood and the Godmothers - for a holiday to remember forever.... Throughout the years, the ladies of the Sisterhood have delivered their own style of vigilante justice to those who most deserve it. But this Christmas, instead of finding and punishing bad guys, all Maggie Spitzer wants is to bring a little more joy to the world - and especially to a beloved teacher from her past. And as the Sisters unite to find her, they learn that no holiday treat is as fulfilling as giving to others.... It's a lesson that would come as no surprise to Teresa Amelia Loudenberry - "Toots" to all who love her. With a little help from the other Godmothers, Toots is preparing for Charleston's annual holiday showcase of historic homes. Her mansion is festooned with antique ornaments, beautifully arranged by Charleston's most exclusive design firm. But when the Godmothers sense trouble with one of the decorators, they must tackle a mystery and hope for a happy ending.... While staying at the Grove Place Inn as a guest of the Sisterhood's Myra Rutledge, Godmother Sophie meets the inn's owner, Holly Noel Simmons. Despite her name, Holly's feeling none too festive around her handsome employee Gannon Montgomery. Gannon blames Holly for his former company's downfall. Yet the holiday season holds surprises for everyone, and the promise of far sweeter Christmases yet to come.... When Sisters and Godmothers unite, the result is a warm and wonderful holiday - with a special touch of magic....

©2015 Fern Michaels (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
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Gaudy Night

12 ratings

Summary

The best of the golden age crime writers, praised by all the top modern writers in the field including P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, Dorothy L. Sayers created the immortal Lord Peter Wimsey. The twelfth book featuring Lord Peter (the third novel to feature Harriet Vane) is set in an Oxford women's college. Harriet Vane has never dared to return to her old Oxford college. Now, despite her scandalous life, she has been summoned back.... At first she thinks her worst fears have been fulfilled, as she encounters obscene graffiti, poison pen letters, and a disgusting effigy when she arrives at sedate Shrewsbury College for the Gaudy celebrations. But soon Harriet realises she is not the only target of this murderous malice - and asks Lord Peter Wimsey to help.

©1935 The Trustees of Anthony Fleming (deceased) (P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton

Narrator: Jane McDowell
Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
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History of Violence

2 ratings

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History of Violence is the international best-selling French author Edouard Louis’s autobiographical audiobook about surviving a shocking sexual assault and coping with the post-traumatic stress disorder of its aftermath.  On Christmas Eve 2012, in Paris, the novelist Édouard Louis was raped and almost murdered by a man he had just met. This act of violence left Louis shattered; its aftermath made him a stranger to himself and sent him back to the village, the family, and the past he had sworn to leave behind.   A best seller in France - challenged and vindicated in the courts - History of Violence is a short nonfiction account with the victim as its subject. Moving seamlessly and hypnotically between past and present, between Louis’s voice and the voice of an imagined narrator, History of Violence has the exactness of a police report and the searching, unflinching curiosity of memoir at its best. It records not only the casual racism and homophobia of French society but also their subtle effects on lovers, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives. It represents a great step forward for a young writer whose acuity, skill, and depth are unmatched by any novelist of his generation, in French or English.

©2016, 2018 Éditions du Seuil, translation copyright Lorin Stein (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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Dead Things [Dramatized Adaptation]

1 rating

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Necromancer is such an ugly word, but it's a title Eric Carter is stuck with. He sees ghosts, talks to the dead. He's turned it into a lucrative career, putting troublesome spirits to rest, sometimes taking on even more dangerous things. For a fee, of course. When he left LA 15 years ago, he thought he'd never go back. Too many bad memories. Too many people trying to kill him. But now his sister's been brutally murdered and Carter wants to find out why. Was it the gangster looking to settle a score? The ghost of a mage he killed the night he left town? Maybe it's the patron saint of violent death herself, Santa Muerte, who's taken an unusually keen interest in him. Carter's going to find out who did it, and he's going to make them pay. As long as they don't kill him first. Performed by Michael John Casey, Eva Wilhelm, Jacob Yeh, Tia Shearer, Terence Aselford, Jefferson A Russell, Gabriela Fernandez-Coffey, James Lewis, Michael Glenn, James Konicek, Rose Elizabeth Supan, Nick DePinto, Rebecca Sheir, Jonathon Church, Thomas Keegan, Bradley Smith, Matthew Bassett, Ken Jackson, Dawn Ursula.

©2013 Stephen Blackmoore (P)2015 Graphic Audio, LLC

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The Tin Roof Blowdown

11 ratings

Summary

Winner of the 2008 Audie Award for Mystery Dave Robicheaux returns in another Bayou adventure, this one more gruesome and gut-wrenching than any that have come before. Hurricane Katrina has ravaged New Orleans, leaving the streets and buildings flooded and the city awash with opportunists, looters, and vicious criminals. There is no order, no law. Police are shooting randomly at innocent people, prison guards have abandoned their posts, bodies float through the streets and hang from trees, and every drug dealer, murderer, and rapist is out taking advantage of the desperate lawlessness that holds the city captive.   In the midst of it all is Robicheaux, doing his best to help regulate the post-Katrina madness, all the while on a dogged search for a pair of dangerous fugitives, a dope-addicted, fallen priest, and a vigilante insurance salesman who takes his family's protection too far. This promises to be the most taxing and emotional case Robicheaux has had to work. In his singular style, which defies genre, James Lee Burke has created a haunting picture of life in New Orleans after Katrina. Filled with complex characters and vivid descriptions of the destruction and death that gripped the Big Easy, The Tin Roof Blowdown is an action-packed crime thriller as well as a poignant story of what disaster and desperation can do to people.

©2007 James Lee Burke. All rights reserved (P)2007 Simon and Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.

Narrator: Will Patton
Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
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American Psycho

133 ratings

Summary

In American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis imaginatively explores the incomprehensible depths of madness and captures the insanity of violence in our time or any other. Patrick Bateman moves among the young and trendy in 1980s Manhattan. Young, handsome, and well educated, Bateman earns his fortune on Wall Street by day while spending his nights in ways we cannot begin to fathom. Expressing his true self through torture and murder, Bateman prefigures an apocalyptic horror that no society could bear to confront. As an added bonus, when you purchase our Audible Modern Vanguard production of Bret Easton Ellis' book, you'll also get an exclusive Jim Atlas interview that begins when the audiobook ends.

©1991 Bret Easton Ellis (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Pablo Schreiber
Length: 16 hrs and 29 mins
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Man in the Empty Suit

1 rating

Summary

Say you're a time traveler and you've already toured the entirety of human history. After a while, the outside world might lose a little of its luster. That's why this time traveler celebrates his birthday partying with himself. Every year, he travels to an abandoned hotel in New York City in 2071, the hundredth anniversary of his birth, and drinks 12-year-old Scotch (lots of it) with all the other versions of who he has been and who he will be. Sure, the party is the same year after year, but at least it's one party where he can really, well, be himself. The year he turns 39, though, the party takes a stressful turn for the worse. Before he even makes it into the grand ballroom for a drink he encounters the body of his 40-year-old self, dead of a gunshot wound to the head. As the older versions of himself at the party point out, the onus is on him to figure out what went wrong - he has one year to stop himself from being murdered, or they're all goners. As he follows clues that he may or may not have willingly left for himself, he discovers rampant paranoia and suspicion among his younger selves, and a frightening conspiracy among the Elders. Most complicated of all is a haunting woman - possibly named Lily - who turns up at the party this year, the first person aside from himself he's ever seen there. For the first time, he has something to lose. Here's hoping he can save some version of his own life.

©2013 Sean Ferrell (P)2013 AudioGO

Narrator: Mauro Hantman
Author: Sean Ferrell
Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
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A Clockwork Orange

Summary

Der Jugendliche Alex zieht mit drei anderen Rowdys durch die Straßen. Zum Spaß verprügeln sie hilflose Passanten, rauben Geschäfte aus und vergewaltigen Frauen. Nach einem missglückten Raubüberfall auf eine alte Frau, die dabei stirbt, wird Alex festgenommen und zu 14 Jahren Haft verurteilt. Um vorzeitig freizukommen, stimmt er einer besonderen Resozialisierung zu.

©2000 Heyne (P)2012 Random House Audio

Narrator: Benno Fürmann
Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
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Lay Your Sleeping Head

Summary

A completely revised edition of the first Henry Rios mystery, The Little Death, Lay Your Sleeping Head introduces Michael Nava’s singular protagonist, gay Latino criminal defense lawyer Henry Rios. Rios, beset by personal and professional problems, begins a passionate affair with the black sheep heir to a great California fortune who tells Rios an improbable tale of murder and sexual predation in his wealthy family. When the young man is found dead of an apparent drug overdose, Rios begins an investigation that ultimately reveals much more than that his lover’s death was murder.  One reviewer said Lay Your Sleeping Head “retains all the complexity and elegance of the original novel but deepens the themes of personal alienation and erotic obsession that both honored the traditions of the American crime novel and turned them on their head.”

©2016 Michael Nava (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Thom Rivera
Author: Michael Nava
Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
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Sweet Sunday

Summary

Turner Raines is Mr Heartbreak. Everybody leaves him. They walk out, they run away...they die. When his oldest friend, Mel Kissing, dies with an ice pick through his skull, Raines picks up the thread and sets out to ask 'who?' and 'why?' But this is America in 1969, and one death is just a drop in the ocean. The Vietnam War is ripping the country to pieces, the Woodstock Festival is in full swing and Norman Mailer is standing as candidate for mayor of New York. Against this backdrop, Raines’ questions take him back to the childhood home he left in Texas, back to the battered remains of his youth.

©2015 John Lawton (P)2015 Oakhill Publishing

Narrator: Lewis Hancock
Author: John Lawton
Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
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Murderville

3 ratings

Summary

Two children from Sierra Leone, Liberty and A’shai, are brought together by chance, only to be forced apart by the most inevitable and tragic fate. Ashley & JaQuavis bring us this classic love story set against modern life’s most horrifying realities. Liberty is dying of a fatal heart condition, though she desperately wants to survive until her 25th birthday, when her sister has promised to visit her. A’shai blames himself for not protecting Liberty, but all Liberty asks is for A’shai to tell her a story, to help her remember what brought them to this point. He knows that this is the last story he will ever tell—and the last she will ever hear. As Liberty lies dying, A’shai walks her through their past, reliving their ill-fated journeys through the streets. Their story will take them from an arranged marriage, through Mexico’s drug cartel, child brothels, and hustling in Detroit, to escaping the high-powered heads of LA’s underworld. But ultimately, this is a story of love and redemption that will leave you breathless from the unpredictable and mind-blowing ending.

©2011 Ashley & JaQuavis (P)2011 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Author: Ashley, JaQuavis
Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
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Alexis

Summary

This tells the story of different individuals caught up in a fine net of coincidence, love, and how they go against themselves unknowingly. Culminating in a series of events that would eventually change the entire course of their lives.  When young Detective Alexis Dinner stubbles on a piece of evidence. Little did she know she'll be unravelling a mystery bigger than she ever anticipated. Alexis trails the tail of an happenstance piece of evidence, and it leads her to the devil's lair itself. Cian McCarthy wants to get in on deep action in one of New York's biggest underground trades. Fate has other plans for him as he finds himself in a Ménage à trois with danger and a woman who seems to be someone else.  The story takes us through the life of a young black woman striving against a system that is cast against her. And how she went up against members of organized crime.

©2020 Janet Smith Marshall (P)2021 Janet Smith Marshall

Narrator: LaDonna Taylor
Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
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A Troll Walks into a Bar

Summary

A troll in a pinstriped suit walks into a bar. He's looking for Alex Southerland, private investigator and summoner of elementals. A gorgeous dame is going to come to Southerland with a case, and the troll tells him that he is going to turn the case down - or else! But Southerland doesn't respond well to threats, even from a seven-and-a-half foot, 500-pound enforcer. Besides, he needs the dough! The stubborn PI soon finds himself cruising through the traffic-jammed streets of Yerba City in an outlandish beastmobile borrowed from a glorified pimp, encountering corrupt city officials, deadly gang bosses, creatures of legend, the sleaziest attorney in the city, a were-rat, and an irresistible - if homicidal - refugee from the ocean depths. Framed for a murder he didn't commit, Southerland weaves his way from seedy neighborhoods to the dazzling lights of downtown - and from one savage beating to the next - to clear his name and uncover a shocking secret.

©2019 Douglas W Lumsden (P)2020 Douglas W Lumsden

Narrator: Duffy P. Weber
Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
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The Wolf and the Watchman

6 ratings

Summary

In this breathtakingly bold, intricately constructed novel set in 18th-century Stockholm, a dying man searches among the city’s teeming streets, dark corners, and intriguing inhabitants to unmask a ruthless murderer - perfect for fans of Perfume and The Alienist. Named Best Debut Novel of 2017 by the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers “Thrilling, unnerving, clever, and beautiful.” (Fredrik Backman, international best-selling author) It is 1793. Four years after the storming of the Bastille in France and more than a year after the death of King Gustav III of Sweden, paranoia and whispered conspiracies are Stockholm’s daily bread. A promise of violence crackles in the air as ordinary citizens feel increasingly vulnerable to the whims of those in power.  When Mickel Cardell, a crippled ex-soldier and former night watchman, finds a mutilated body floating in the city’s malodorous lake, he feels compelled to give the unidentifiable man a proper burial. For Cecil Winge, a brilliant lawyer turned consulting detective to the Stockholm police, a body with no arms, legs, or eyes is a formidable puzzle and one last chance to set things right before he loses his battle to consumption. Together, Winge and Cardell scour Stockholm to discover the body’s identity, encountering the sordid underbelly of the city’s elite.  Meanwhile, Kristofer Blix - the handsome son of a farmer - leaves rural life for the alluring charms of the capital and ambitions of becoming a doctor. His letters to his sister chronicle his wild good times and terrible misfortunes, which lead him down a treacherous path.  In another corner of the city, a young woman - Anna-Stina - is consigned to the workhouse after she upsets her parish priest. Her unlikely escape plan takes on new urgency when a sadistic guard marks her as his next victim.  Over the course of the novel, these extraordinary characters cross paths and collide in shocking and unforgettable ways. Niklas Natt och Dag paints a deliciously dark portrait of late 18th-century Stockholm, and the frightful yet fascinating reality lurking behind the powdered and painted veneer of the era.

©2019 Niklas Natt och Dag (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
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Grimm Up North

1 rating

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Edinburgh has Rebus.  The Highlands have Logan.  Now Yorkshire has Grimm....  Welcome to Wensleydale, where the cheese is famous, the scenery beautiful, and the locals have murder on their minds.... Detective Chief Inspector Harry Grimm is forced to take leave from Bristol’s Major Investigations Team when his boss, tired of Harry chasing the ghost of his murderous father, sends him north on secondment.  Used to city life and high stress, Harry fears his life will now be spent handing out speeding tickets, finding lost sheep, and directing tourists. But when a local teenager runs away, Harry finds himself pulled into an investigation much worse than anyone could have ever expected.  The nicer the place, the darker the secrets. Wensleydale is beautiful, everyone is friendly and welcoming, and people just don’t get murdered...do they?  A classic fish-out-of-water crime mystery set in the stunning and evocative scenery of Wensleydale in North Yorkshire.  Grimm Up North is the terrific debut crime novel from award-winning author David J. Gatward. Perfect for fans of L. J. Ross, J. D. Kirk, Simon McCleave, Alex Smith, J. M. Dalgliesh, J. E. Mayhew, and J. R. Ellis.

©2020 David J. Gatward (P)2020 David J. Gatward

Narrator: Aubrey Parsons
Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
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Supergods

14 ratings

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From one of the most acclaimed and profound writers in the world of comics comes a thrilling and provocative exploration of humankind's great modern myth: the superhero. The first superhero comic ever published, Action Comics #1 in 1938, introduced the world to something both unprecedented and timeless: Superman, a caped god for the modern age. In a matter of years, the skies of the imaginary world were filled with strange mutants, aliens, and vigilantes: Batman, Wonder Woman, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, and the X-Men - the list of names is as familiar as our own. In less than a century, they've gone from not existing at all to being everywhere we look: on our movie and television screens, in our videogames and dreams. But what are they trying to tell us? For Grant Morrison, arguably the greatest of contemporary chroniclers of the superworld, these heroes are powerful archetypes whose ongoing, decades-spanning story arcs reflect and predict the course of human existence: Through them we tell the story of ourselves, our troubled history, and our starry aspirations. In this exhilarating work of a lifetime, Morrison draws on art, science, mythology, and his own astonishing journeys through this shadow universe to provide the first true history of the superhero - why they matter, why they will always be with us, and what they tell us about who we are... and what we may yet become. "Grant Morrison is one of the great comics writers of all time. I wish I didn't have to compete with someone as good as him." —Stan Lee

©2011 Grant Morrison (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: John Lee
Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
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Til Death Do Us Part

1 rating

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Frederick Galvanni is the thief of the century, but it's not his first time claiming the title. For Frederick and the inhabitants of his world, reincarnation is real, but people are always reborn in the country in which they died. Now Frederick seeks to pull off his greatest heist yet - enter a maximum security prison where souls are trapped through reincarnation - and assemble the greatest criminal team that has ever lived. But for Frederick the heist is just the beginning of a plan centuries in the making: a plan of revenge for unforgivable crimes committed a millennium before. And in this world, even death cannot keep Frederick from success.

©2016 Henry Marcacci (P)2017 Henry Marcacci

Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
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The Hidden Keys

9 ratings

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Although the Green Dolphin is a bar of ill repute, it is there that Tancred Palmieri, a thief with elegant and erudite tastes, meets Willow Azarian, an aging heroin addict. She reveals to Tancred that her very wealthy father has recently passed away, leaving each of his five children a mysterious object that provides one clue to the whereabouts of a large inheritance. Willow enlists Tancred to steal these objects from her siblings and solve the puzzle. A Japanese screen, a painting that plays music, an aquavit bottle, a framed poem, and a model of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater. Tancred is lured in to this beguiling quest, and even though Willow dies before he can begin, he presses on.  As he tracks down the treasure, however, he must enlist the help of Alexander von Wurfel, esteemed copyist, and fend off Willow's heroin dealers, a young albino named Colby and his sidekick, Sigismund 'Freud' Luxemburg, a clubfooted psychopath, both of whom are eager to get their paws on this supposed pot of gold. And he must mislead Detective Daniel Mandelshtam, his most adored friend.  Based on an interpretation of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, The Hidden Keys questions what it means to be honorable and what it means to be faithful. 

©2016 André Alexis (P)2016 Coach House Books

Narrator: André Alexis
Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
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A Fire in the Sun

1 rating

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Marid Audran has become everything he once despised. Not so long ago, he was a hustler in the Budayeen, an Arabian ghetto in a Balkanized future Earth. Back then, as often as not, he didn't have the money to buy himself a drink. But he had his independence. Now Marid works for Friedlander Bey, "godfather" of the Budayeen, a man whose power stretches across a shattered, crumbling world. During the day, Marid is a policemanand Bey's personal envoy to the police. His new position has brought him money and power which he would abandon in a moment if he could return to a life of neither owning nor being owned. Which, unfortunately, isn't one of his options.It's also not an issue. For something dark is afoot. Something that is sending the city into chaos. Helping a child-mutilator to avoid arrest. Sending a killer to murder Marid's partner. Murdering prostitutes and savaging their remains. Signs point to the hand of Abu Adil - the one man in the city whose power rivals Friedlander Bey's. Whatever happens next, it's not going to be good news for Marid Audran.

©1989 George Alec Effinger (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Jonathan Davis
Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
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Act of God

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From the author of Heroic Measures ["Smart and funny and completely surprising - I loved every page" (Ann Patchett)], a contemporary noir novel that starts out a comedy of errors and turns darker at every hairpin turn - about a lethal form of mold spreading throughout New York City, about the townhouse in which it's first discovered, and the people living in it whose lives are suddenly upended. It's the summer of 2015, Brooklyn. The city is sweltering from another record-breaking heat wave, this one accompanied by biblical rains. Edith, a recently retired legal librarian, and her identical twin sister, Kat, a feckless romantic who's mistaken her own eccentricity for originality, discover something ominous in their hall closet. It seems to be phosphorescent; it's a mushroom...and it's sprouting from their wall. Upstairs their landlady, Vida Cebu, a Shakespearian actress far more famous for her TV commercials for Ziberax (the first female sexual enhancement pill) than for her stage work, discovers that a petite Russian girl, a runaway au pair, has been secretly living in her guest-room closet. When the police arrest the intruder, they find a second mushroom, also glowing, under the intruder's bedding. Soon the HAZMAT squad arrives, and the four women are forced to evacuate the contaminated row house with only the clothes on their backs. As the mold infestation spreads from row house to high-rise and frightened, bewildered New Yorkers wait out this plague (is it an act of God?) on their city and property, the four women become caught up in a centrifugal nightmare. Part horror story, part screwball comedy, Jill Ciment's brilliant suspense novel looks at what happens when our lives - so seemingly set and ordered, yet so precariously balanced - break down in the wake of calamity. A novel as well about love (familial and profound) and how it can appear from the most unlikely circumstances.

©2015 Jill Ciment (P)2015 Random House Audio

Author: Jill Ciment
Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
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Rising Moon

1 rating

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On Grassy Key, things aren’t as idyllic as they seem. The quiet, sleepy community has been awakened. A young woman with strong ties to the community is missing. A local craftsman, the last person to see the girl, is questioned and released. The girl’s friends are interviewed. Nobody knows what happened to Cobie, except that she left for work one day and didn’t arrive. The only lead is the girl’s car, parked where she worked. But it provides no clues, and nobody saw anything. Days go by. Then weeks. The case grows cold. The employer of the girl’s mother knows Jesse McDermitt, a retired Marine and reputed government spook. Jesse leans on people the way only he can and soon finds there is a lot more to the abduction than anyone knew. Does he find the missing girl? Does he survive what he uncovers? Find out in this 19th novel in Wayne Stinnett’s wildly popular Jesse McDermitt Caribbean Adventure series.

©2020 Wayne Stinnett (P)2020 Wayne Stinnett

Narrator: Nick Sullivan
Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
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Reclaimed

1 rating

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When you find the one you love, you don't let them slip through your fingers. By chance that happens, you do the only thing you can - reclaim them.  This boxset contains the first three books of the Devil's Riot MC series. Within it you will receive the following full length novels: Horse's Bride Thorn's Revenge Twister's Survival

©2019 E.C. Land Knox Publishing (P)2019 E.C. Land, Knox Publishing

Narrator: Ken Solin
Author: E.C. Land
Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
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Knives

Summary

Love is a powerful force, but it doesn’t compare to guilt. And just like most people, my guilt eats me alive. I went from being an irresponsible kid who didn’t know any better to an irresponsible man who does. I make no apologies. Don’t take my carelessness for strength. My blood is as deadly as the bullet that killed my brother, and once I’m cut, there’s no stopping the river of rage. My past is dead. I’m not like my MC brothers. Nothing is going to come bite me in the ass. Or so I thought. Because life gave me Mary, the little hellraiser who tries to be reckless. She’s only looking to escape the nightmare of what happened to her in Atlantic City. She’s a good girl. The kind to wear pearls and fancy cardigans. She doesn’t belong in this life. Even if I know she belongs with me. She paints her lips in red lipstick, but I know it’s an effort to hide the pain. There’s more than the fact we are too different to be together. Her past isn’t dead. And mine has come back to life.

©2021 Ruthless Underworld LLC (P)2021 Ruthless Underworld LLC

Author: K.L. Savage
Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
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INTRIGO

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Håkan Nessers große Kino-Trilogie In Liebe Agnes Agnes und Henny sind alte Schulfreundinnen, die sich seit Jahrzehnten nicht mehr gesehen haben. Auf der Beerdigung von Agnes' Mann treffen sie sich wieder. Zögerlich beginnen sie sich erneut anzunähern, schreiben sich Briefe, vertrauen sich Geheimnisse an. Doch eine von beiden spielt falsch... Die Wildorchidee aus Samaria Ein Sprachlehrer in besten Verhälntissen erhält die handgeschriebene Notiz einer Frau, die eigentlich seit dreißig Jahren tot ist. Darin bittet sie ihn, dorthin zurückzukommen, wo alles begann - in seine alte Heimatstadt... Tod eines Autors Ein verwitweter Übersetzer bekommt einen seltsamen Verlagsauftrag. Er soll das letzte Manuskript des toten Autors Germund Rein übersetzen, und zwar so schnell wie möglich. Rein hat es so in einem mysteriösen Abschiedsbrief verfügt. Aber ist er wirklich tot?

©2018 btb Verlag. Übersetzung von Gabriele Haefs und Christel Hildebrandt (P)2018 der Hörverlag

Narrator: Dietmar Bär
Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
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More Murder in a Nunnery

1 rating

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Written several years after Murder in a Nunnery, but set only two years after the events of the first book, More Murder in a Nunnery takes the listener back to the world of the fictional Harrington Convent.  A body neatly wrapped in brown paper is found by the gardener, Mr Turtle, on his garden rubbish heap. The police are again summoned to the convent, and we meet again the now Deputy Commissioner Pearson, along with many of the characters so charmingly and empathetically described in the first audiobook.

©1954 Eric Shepherd (P)2019 Story Sound

Narrator: Gordon Griffin
Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
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Seven Skins

Summary

Seven Skins - two words scrawled above a hit list.  Six names - targets for assassination by bomb, bullet or blade.  Three killers - two vicious professionals and an idealistic young terrorist.  Two Security Service officers - confused and at each other’s throats.  One lost girl - abused and on the run.  And Jackie Shaw - outnumbered, disavowed and ready to tear an entire city apart.  When a series of apparently random assassinations hit London, MI5 and GCHQ deduce that the killers are working through a hit list of retired security forces operatives and that their next target is an ex-police officer from Belfast now living rough in the capital. Desperate to find the officer before he too is eliminated, the Security Services coerce Jackie Shaw, a man steeped in the violent history of Northern Ireland, into working for them.  While the three killers stalk their next victim, Jackie trawls the city’s underbelly in search of their target as he tries to protect a girl desperate to escape a gang of brutal traffickers. Leaving a trail of bullet casings and bodies, Jackie and the girl find themselves alone and on the run, fighting not just to uncover what or who the Seven Skins are but to save their own lives.

©2018 John Steele (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Drew Dillon
Author: John Steele
Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
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Badge to the Bone

Summary

Elliott and Matt are hire by the police to handle the leg work for them on a kidnap case that has brought in the FBI. The two private eyes have to check area body shops, machine shops, fabrication shops and any other place capable of manufacturing a fake U.S. Mail box, used in the ransom drop. The Cooper Collection consists of 129 stories and one retrospective with index.

©2013 Bill Bernico (P)2013 Bill Bernico

Narrator: Ron Copeland
Author: Bill Bernico
Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
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Bad Thoughts

Summary

Tough as nails and sharp as barbed wire, Erin Banks has seen it all and kicked most of it in the teeth. Surely there can’t be anything left in the Uncanny Kingdom that scares her? The magical tattoos etched into Erin’s flesh give her strength, speed, and the ability to survive damage that would kill any normal person. But they come at a price. Wearing them is painful, and the deeper Erin buries herself in her work, the steeper the toll they take on her body and mind. Her friends tell her to rest, but how can she when the demonic Long Man is dangling another carrot in front of her, another clue to her brother’s disappearance? She’s so close. Erin has no choice but to do as the demon asks, power through the pain, and uncover the truth that’s haunted her all of her life. Only there’s another problem. A problem beyond the physical toll of her tattoos. When Erin was a child, she used to have nightmares about a monster called Uncle Scritch-Scratch. Just her childhood bogeyman, that’s all, he was never real. Except now she’s started to see him again, in the flesh, and he’s doing everything he can to scare her to death. Is Uncle Scritch-Scratch a figment of Erin’s fevered imagination? Is his sudden reappearance a consequence of her tattoos, warping not just her body but her mind, or is the bogeyman real after all? More to the point, will Erin survive long enough to find out, or will this be the monster that finally breaks her? Magic, scares, and acid-tongued snark collide in this thrilling urban fantasy series set in the Uncanny Kingdom. Buried secrets and whiplash twists will keep you riding the edge of your seat. Listen to Bad Thoughts now for a pulse-pounding tale you won’t be able to put down.

©2019 David Bussell & M. V. Stott (P)2020 David Bussell & M. V. Stott

Narrator: Helena Little
Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
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The Nine Tailors

11 ratings

Summary

The best of the golden age crime writers, praised by all the top modern writers in the field including P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, Dorothy L. Sayers created the immortal Lord Peter Wimsey. The 11th book featuring Lord Peter, set in a country church, is often named as the best detective story ever written. When his sexton finds a corpse in the wrong grave, the rector of Fenchurch St Paul asks Lord Peter Wimsey to find out who the dead man was and how he came to be there. The lore of bell ringing and a brilliantly evoked village in the remote fens of East Anglia are the unforgettable background to a story of an old unsolved crime and its violent unravelling 20 years later.

©1934 The Trustees of anthony Fleming (deceased) (P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton

Narrator: Jane McDowell
Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
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The Outsider

Summary

From Richard Wright, one of the most powerful, acclaimed, and essential American authors of the 20th century, comes a compelling story of one man's attempt to escape his past and start anew in Harlem.  Cross Damon is a man at odds with society and with himself - a man of superior intellect who hungers for peace but who brings terror and destruction wherever he goes.  The Outsider is an important work of fiction that depicts American racism and its devastating consequences in raw and unflinching terms. Brilliantly imagined and frighteningly prescient, it is an epic exploration of the tragic roots of criminal behavior. 

©1953 Richard Wright (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: JD Jackson
Length: 22 hrs and 34 mins
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The Conjoined (Booktrack Edition)

Summary

The Conjoined: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience!* On a sunny May morning, social worker Jessica Campbell sorts through her mother’s belongings after her recent funeral. In the basement, she makes a shocking discovery - two dead girls curled into the bottom of her mother’s chest freezers. She remembers a pair of foster children who lived with the family in 1988: Casey and Jamie Cheng - troubled, beautiful, and wild teenaged sisters from Vancouver’s Chinatown. After six weeks, they disappeared; social workers, police officers, and Jessica herself assumed they had run away. As Jessica learns more about Casey, Jamie, and their troubled immigrant Chinese parents, she also unearths dark stories about Donna, whom she had always thought of as the perfect mother. The complicated truths she uncovers force her to take stock of own life. Moving between present and past, this riveting novel unflinchingly examines the myth of social heroism and traces the often hidden fractures that divide our diverse cities. *Booktrack is an immersive listening experience that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music and sound effects. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout.

©2016 Jen Sookfong Lee (P)2018 ECW Press

Narrator: Sabryn Rock
Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

1 rating

Summary

When a set-up goes wrong and Six finds herself sleeping with the enemy, who will she choose: the man she loves or the man she's supposed to hate? Detroit hustlers Free and Six have been together seven years, but their relationship has been nothing but drama. Free hasn't been faithful, and Six has taken out her hurt by physically hurting the other women. Free ends up in jail for three years, and when he's sprung, he's not happy to learn that Six has been living the high life on his dime and has blown through $100,000! Then Six gets entangled in one of Free's schemes and finds herself in a role almost too good to be true - posing as the woman of another man who actually treats her with respect. Though you can bet there won't be a happily ever after for anyone involved.

©2010 Ashley & JaQuavis (P)2017 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

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The Divine Hammer

1 rating

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In the coastal township of Girrawandi, in far North Queensland, a schoolgirl has been murdered and Detective Ken Lincoff arrives from Brisbane to investigate. There's not much to go on – until the murder of a second girl, then more victims, sends Lincoff on a trail that leads to the destructive secret at the heart of one family. Lincoff has much to deal with: a local cop who chills out on illicit substances, an alcoholic dentist with a taste for gossip, a very attractive fisherman with inside knowledge and Lincoff's struggle with his own fatal taste for alcohol. Add to this a population that thrives on rumours and a wet season that's the worst for years. As Detective Lincoff you heard David Roberts, as Bruce – Tony Lewellyn-Jones. As Kath – Lisa Hensley and as Seargent Scott – Joel Edgerton. Others in the cast include Andrea Moor, David Field, Kris McQuade, Matthew Edgerton, Anthony Phelan, Jessica Napier, Nicholas Papademetriou, Desmond Connellan and Sarah Aubrey.

©2001 Australian Broadcasting Corporation (P)2001 Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Author: Louis Nowra
Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
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In Pursuit of Justice

1 rating

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In the dynamic double sequel to Shield of Justice and A Matter of Trust, Det. Sgt. Rebecca Frye struggles to return to duty after a near fatal shooting. Joining forces with enigmatic computer consultant J.T. Sloan, Rebecca accepts a temporary assignment with a Federal task force investigating an Internet child pornography ring. Rebecca's obsession with finding her partner's killer and her involvement in the multi-jurisdictional investigation threaten both her life and her new relationship with Doctor Catherine Rawlings. When Catherine becomes professionally involved and an attempt on the life of a task force member ensues, the pursuit of justice becomes a deadly race against time.

©2003 Radclyffe (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Betsy Zajko
Author: Radclyffe
Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
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The Removes

Summary

As the first wave of pioneers travel westward to settle the American frontier, two women discover their inner strength when their lives are irrevocably changed by the hardship of the wild west in The Removes, a historical audiobook from New York Times best-selling and award-winning author Tatjana Soli. Spanning the years of the first great settlement of the west, The Removes tells the intertwining stories of 15-year-old Anne Cummins, frontierswoman Libbie Custer, and Libbie’s husband, the Civil War hero George Armstrong Custer. When Anne survives a surprise attack on her family’s homestead, she is thrust into a difficult life she never anticipated - living among the Cheyenne as both a captive and, eventually, a member of the tribe. Libbie, too, is thrown into a brutal, unexpected life when she marries Custer. They move out to the territories with the US Army, where Libbie is challenged daily and her worldview expanded: the pampered daughter of a small-town judge, she transforms into a daring camp follower. But when what Anne and Libbie have come to know - self-reliance, freedom, danger - is suddenly altered through tragedy and loss, they realize how indelibly shaped they are by life on the treacherous, extraordinary American plains.  With taut, suspenseful writing, Tatjana Soli tells the exhilarating stories of Libbie and Anne, who have grown like weeds into women unwilling to be restrained by the strictures governing 19th-century society. The Removes is a powerful, transporting audiobook about the addictive intensity and freedom of the American frontier.

©2018 Tatjana Soli (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Xe Sands
Author: Tatjana Soli
Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
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Sold to the Mob Boss

Summary

An innocent girl like her...sold to a beast like me. Nikita As the boss of the Bratva, I live my life by a code: Always stay in control. But I broke my own rule on the night I bought Annie. She was so delicate and desperate up on that stage. I'd pay any price it took to own her.  She says she can't be bought. But she doesn't know how this game is played. In my world, everything has its price. And like it or not, she's mine now - my property, my possession.  I'll claim her. I'll break her. And I'll protect her until the end.... Even if it costs me everything.  An innocent college student is dragged into the city's underworld when she is taken and sold to the boss of the Russian Bratva mob in this standalone, bad boy mafia romance from author Nicole Fox. Nikita will go to war to safeguard his fragile prize...but when the tables are turned, he discovers that there is far more to Annie than meets the eye.  Contains mature themes.

©2019 Nicole Fox (P)2020 Tantor

Author: Nicole Fox
Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
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Left Alive 1

1 rating

Summary

Adults only, due to graphic violence and sexual situations - Book One of six. The world is dead. Plants gone. Animals gone. The air is thick with dust and ash. Water has turned to murky cesspools of death and decay. Life and Earth as we know it are gone - at least all the good parts. It's been almost a year since the first signs that we killed our planet began to arise. Order and humanity are gone now, replaced by vigilante justice and survival at all costs. Nine months have passed since the quarantines were put in place. Six months since we realized it was too late, and just after that, the governments of the world fell. That was nearly seven billion people ago, and now Charles has decided it is time to pack up and leave in search of the one thing still worth living for - his daughters. With rumors of roving bands of cannibals, and even zombies, he knows making the journey is a long shot, but he has to try. He promised their dying mother that he would keep them safe and has every intention of doing just that, come hell or hungry zombies. In a soulless world filled with nothing but pain and death, will his determination be enough to see him through to the end?

©2015 Jeremy Laszlo (P)2016 Jeremy Laszlo

Narrator: Michael Guthrie
Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
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Las elegidas [The Chosen Ones]

1 rating

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Una novela de la frontera, que apunta por la denuncia, la realidad de nuestro tiempo. Un retrato del empoderamiento y sus consecuencias. De Jorge Volpi, autor de En busca de Klingsor y Memorial del engaño. El universo de la trata de mujeres en Tijuana, descrito en esta novela, ha inspirado la ópera Cuatro corridos, con música de Hilda Paredes, Lei Liang, Hebert Vázquez, y Arlene Sierra (2013), así como la película Las elegidas, de David Pablos. "Los hombres son perros sin bozal, perros sin sesos, perros a los que domeñan sus instintos." La leyenda sostiene que, desde épocas prehispánicas, los habitantes de Tenancingo se han dedicado -como otros pueblos a la cerámica o a la alfarería- a una profesión singular: la prostitución. Más allá de esta versión, a lo largo de los siglos XX y XXI ha habido allí muchos padres que educan a sus hijas para ser prostitutas y a sus hermanos para traficar con ellas. En 2001 fue descubierta la red de los hermanos Julio, Tomás y Luciano Salazar Juárez, quienes llevaban años secuestrando a jóvenes mexicanas para obligarlas a prostituirse en Tijuana y en los "campos del amor" cerca de las plantaciones de fresas de San Ysidro, California. La historia que esta obra en verso cuenta surge de estos hechos. Lo demás -juzgue o no el lector- es ficción. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2018 Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, S.A.U. (P)2018 Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, S.A.U.

Author: Jorge Volpi
Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
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The Family Business

1 rating

Summary

New York Times best-selling author Carl Weber and award-winning novelist Eric Pete team up to deliver the first in a much-anticipated new trilogy. The Family Business features two times the heat, two times the fun, and two times the drama as the members of an unforgettable family (not to mention their lovers and hangers-on) find their way in and out of trouble. As their many fans will attest, Weber and Pete share a talent for penning juicy fiction that their audience can’t get enough of.

©2011 Carl Weber, Eric Pete (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC

Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
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Carter Reed

4 ratings

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Emma decided to skip the gym and went home early. It was the last easy decision she made because she found her roommate being raped by her boyfriend. She had two choices: Call the cops and be killed by his family's mafia connections or kill him first and hope to survive. There was no choice to her. She killed the bastard first and went to the one person who could protect her: Carter Reed. He's a weapon for the rivaling mafia family, but he's also Emma's secret. Not only was he best friends with her brother, but she's the reason he became that weapon in the first place.

©2013 Tijan Meyer (P)2014 Tantor

Narrator: Lucy Rivers
Author: Tijan
Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
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Dirty Money

1 rating

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After her world is brutally destroyed, Anari becomes the epitome of a good-girl-turned-bad. Consumed with a desire for revenge, she and her best friend, Monica, enter a life of drugs, fast money, and betrayal - adopting the very lifestyle that pushed them into the game in the first place. Hiding their true identities, they quickly rise to the top of New Jersey's dope game. Using everyone who crosses their paths, nothing - not betrayal or addiction - will stop them from dispensing their street justice.

©2006 Ashley & Jaquavis (P)2017 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: iiKane
Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
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The Sky Is Falling

1 rating

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Almost everything has been invoked to account for Trump's victory and the rise of alt-right, from job loss to racism to demography - everything, that is, except popular culture. In The Sky Is Falling best-selling cultural critic, Peter Biskind, dives headlong into two decades of popular culture - from superhero franchises such as the Dark Knight, X-Men, and the Avengers and series like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones to thrillers like Homeland and 24 - and emerges to argue that these shows are saturated with the values that are currently animating our extreme politics. Where once centrist institutions and their agents - cops and docs, soldiers and scientists, as well as educators, politicians, and "experts" of every stripe - were glorified by mainstream Hollywood, the heroes of today's movies and TV, whether far right or far left, have overthrown the old ideological consensus. Many of our shows dramatize extreme circumstances - an apocalypse of one sort or another - that require extreme measures, such as revenge, torture, lying, and even the vigilante violence traditionally discouraged in mainstream entertainment. In this bold, provocative, and witty cultural investigation, Biskind shows how extreme culture now calls the shots. It has become, in effect, the new mainstream.

©2018 Peter Biskind (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Stephen Lang
Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
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The Rum Diary

24 ratings

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Begun in 1959 by a 22-year-old Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary is a brilliantly tangled love story of jealousy, treachery, and violent alcoholic lust in the Caribbean boomtown that was San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the late 1950s. The narrator, freelance journalist Paul Kemp, irresistibly drawn to a sexy, mysterious woman, is soon thrust into a world where corruption and get-rich-quick schemes rule and anything (including murder) is permissible. Exuberant and mad, youthful and energetic, this dazzling comedic romp provides a fictional excursion as riveting and outrageous as Thompson's Fear and Loathing books.

©1999 Hunter S. Thompson (P)2011 Simon & Schuster

Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
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The Cooper Saga 08

Summary

The Matt Cooper complete series consists of a total of 202 short stories to date. They are all available here on Amazon. All the stories combined would make the file too large, so I broke the collection down into groups of 10 stories each. Here's what you'll find in this volume: 71) "Playing The Rolls"72) "Life Is Boring"73) "Neither Rain, Nor Sleet, Nor Murder"74) "The Family That Preys Together"75) "Next"76) "Change Of Heart"77) "Road To Nowhere"78) "I See You"79) "Single File"80) "Home, Home Within Range"

©2014 Bill Bernico (P)2016 Bill Bernico

Narrator: Thom Bowers
Author: Bill Bernico
Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
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Until Thy Wrath Be Past

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In the first thaw of spring the body of a young woman surfaces in the River Torne in the far north of Sweden. Rebecka Martinsson is working as a prosecutor in nearby Kiruna, her sleep troubled by visions of a shadowy, accusing figure. Could the body belong to the girl in her dream? Joining forces with Police Inspector Anna-Maria Mella, Martinsson will need all her courage to face a killer who will kill again to keep the past buried under half a century of silent ice and snow. (Translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson.)

©2008 Åsa Larsson (P)2014 WF Howes

Author: Asa Larsson
Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
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Hades Pain

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Please Note: It is recommended to read this series in order. Hades They call me Hades for one reason, and one reason only. I’m the one who sovereigns rule around here. I sit on a chair made up of skulls in the depths of Hell, ready to add more to my extravagant throne if they deserve it. My life was filled with nothing but pain until I met her. In a split second I realized the pain has only just begun. Could this woman who captured my soul be the one destined to control Satan himself?  She doesn’t know the power she holds over me and I doubt she ever will. We went through a barbarous experience beside one another, somehow coming out the other side of it.  My question is this: Can she survive the searing flames beside me? Love is agonizing as it is grand. For she will be my queen and I will stand behind her as her king. While I’ve never been certain of much in my life, I’m certain of this - together we’ll conquer everything that stands in our way, or we’ll allow it to consume us both.

©2020 E.C. Land Knox Publishing (P)2020 E.C. Land, Knox Publishing

Narrator: Ken Solin
Author: E. C. Land
Length: 5 hrs
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Crime Never Pays

Summary

Crime Never Pays runs 1 hour and 57 minutes and consists of the following short 10 short stories: "A Perfect Match" (There you sit in your jail cell, telling your cellmate how you got caught because of ballistics, but you didn't use a gun???) "Cellblock" (You're in prison doing time for your crime but there's someone already here who wants to even the score with you) "Cocaine" (The Highway Patrol pulls up behind you and your flat tire and gives you a ride back to town. Now what happens to the cocaine hidden in your spare tire?) "Dog Day Morning" (Sometimes it just doesn't pay to be a movie fanatic when you want to find a clever way to propose to your girlfriend) "Is It Safe?" (Two dimwitted brothers think they have a sure-fire plan for cracking the safe at the local dairy. But is it safe?) "Loan Shark" (You’re out of options, so you get the money you need from a loan shark. Time's up and you don’t have the money. Now what?) "New On The Job" (You were supposed to just drive your target out into the desert and kill him, but you screwed up, being new on this job) "Stella And The Chief" (The police chief's wife tangles with his mistress in this true story as told by a retired police captain from Wisconsin) "The Fish Tie Strangler" (You and your husband are stranded on a rainy night and take refuge in a bar. Is there a killer lurking within?) "Trick Or Treat" (You've been picked on all your life because you were short. Now that attribute will work to your advantage in this deadly game)

©2013 Bill Bernico (P)2013 Bill Bernico

Narrator: Steven Anderson
Author: Bill Bernico
Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
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Madam, May I

Summary

She's the ultimate madam with a heart of gold. But can she fulfill her own dreams - and stay at the top? In the business of high-end, no-limits desire, Desdemona Dean is the best there is. This gorgeous madam can provide any sensual fantasy, ignite any insatiable hunger. She fiercely protects the women who work for her and helps them attain the lives they deserve - especially when it comes to her beautiful, troubled new protege, Portia. But for Desi, having it all is no longer enough. She wants everything her shattered childhood denied her. And as she pursues an education and a normal life, she's falling hard for her handsome tutor - and can't resist schooling him in ways that are turning into more than just passion... But as Portia spirals out of control, she's exposing any number of dangerous secrets. And as Desi desperately tries to save her and manage the damage, she's putting everything she's worked to build at risk. Now with her empire in peril, Desi must discover if she can survive...and truly be free.

©2019 Niobia Bryant (P)2019 Recorded Books

Narrator: Soozi Cheyenne
Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
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Strong Poison

5 ratings

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Can Lord Peter Wimsey prove that Harriet Vane is not guilty of murder--or find the real poisoner in time to save her from the gallows? Impossible, it seems. The Crown's case is watertight. The police are adamant that the right person is on trial. The judge's summing up is also clear. Harriet Vane is guilty of killing her lover. And Harriet Vane shall hang. But the jury disagrees.

©1930 The Trustees of Anthony Fleming (deceased) (P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton

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Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
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Steirerrausch

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In einer Herbstnacht werden die LKA-Ermittler Sandra Mohr und Sascha Bergmann in die Südsteiermark gerufen. Schon die Fahrt zum Tatort in Kitzeck im Sausal gerät für Sandra zur Nervenprobe. Aus dem Nichts taucht ein Mädchen mitten auf der Fahrbahn auf, das genauso plötzlich wieder im dichten Nebel verschwindet. Bergmann will merkwürdigerweise nichts davon gesehen haben. Nach und nach wird der Fall um den ermordeten Weinbauern immer unheimlicher, führt er die Ermittler doch in dunkle Zeiten zurück, als der "Spuk von Trebian" begann...

©2019 Gmeiner-Verlag (P)2019 Gmeiner-Verlag

Narrator: Daniela Kiefer
Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
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A Moonless, Starless Sky

1 rating

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Winner of the 2018 Pen Open Book Award "A rich and urgently necessary book" (New York Times Book Review), A Moonless, Starless Sky is a masterful, humane work of journalism by Alexis Okeowo - a vivid narrative of Africans who are courageously resisting their continent's wave of fundamentalism. In A Moonless, Starless Sky Okeowo weaves together four narratives that form a powerful tapestry of modern Africa: a young couple, kidnap victims of Joseph Kony's LRA; a Mauritanian waging a lonely campaign against modern-day slavery; a women's basketball team flourishing amid war-torn Somalia; and a vigilante who takes up arms against the extremist group Boko Haram.  This debut book by one of America's most acclaimed young journalists illuminates the inner lives of ordinary people doing the extraordinary - lives that are too often hidden, underreported, or ignored by the rest of the world. 

©2017 Alexis Okeowo (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Kamali Minter
Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
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Lord Peter Views the Body

3 ratings

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The best of the golden age crime writers, praised by all the top modern writers in the field including P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, Dorothy L. Sayers created the immortal Lord Peter Wimsey. He made his fifth appearance in this brilliant collection of ingenious short stories. One solution requires expertise in fine wines; another calls on his knowledge of fine art. Lord Peter has the knack of being on the spot at just the right time to spot a thief or blackmail a blackmailer. Or even prevent a murder... Whatever the occasion, the aristocratic detective uses his razor-sharp mind and unerring instincts to unmask the guilty and go to the aid of their victims. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©1928 Trustees of Anthony Fleming (deceased) (P)2014 Hodder & Stoughton

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Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
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Lunatic

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Mania: A mental illness consisting of episodes of profound excitement, euphoria, delusions, and over-activity. I deal with highs and lows, but somehow, I end up making the best of it. My family disowned me, but family is the reason why I’m in Vegas. Even with my inability to think straight, I end up being in charge of a bunch of runaway mental patients. Control doesn’t exist if someone is fighting their mind. We have to break in order to mend. Constantly. Hence, The Asylum. A sanctuary for lost causes. Where crazy can roam free, and compulsions can be let loose. My nephew says as long as it stays at The Asylum, we won’t have problems. What fun would it be if problems didn’t exist?  And my problem is in the shape of a dancer, twirling on the front lawn in the middle of the night. Her laughter is music. Her beauty is timeless. And my mania has kicked in overdrive. When I’m obsessed with something, it’s more than what the normal person feels. If I can’t have her, no one can. If I can’t have her, I’ll die. And I’ll make sure she’ll die too. I’m a lunatic who has found the living breathing version of his mania.

©2021 Ruthless Underworld LLC (P)2021 Ruthless Underworld LLC

Author: K.L. Savage
Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
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Mystery Walk

4 ratings

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An "impressive" tale of psychic power, Native American mysticism, and an ancient evil in Alabama, from the New York Times best-selling author of Swan Song (Associated Press). Born and raised in rural Alabama, Billy Creekmore was destined to be a psychic. His mother, a Choctaw Indian schooled in her tribe's ancient mysticism, understands the permeable barrier between life and death - and can cross it. She taught the power to Billy, and now he helps the dead rest in peace. Wayne Falconer, son of one of the most fervent tent evangelists in the South, travels the country serving his father's healing ministry. Using his unique powers to cure the flock, Little Wayne is on his way to becoming one of the popular and successful miracle workers in the country. He helps the living survive. Billy and Wayne share more than a gift. They share a dream - and a common enemy. They are on separate journeys, mystery walks that will lead them toward a crossroads where the evil of their dreams has taken shape. One of them will reject the dark. The other will be consumed by it. But neither imagined just how monstrous and far-reaching the dark was or that mankind's fate would rest in their hands during an epic showdown of good versus evil. From the author of Gone South, Boy's Life, and the Matthew Corbett series, a master of suspense who has won the World Fantasy and Bram Stoker Awards, Mystery Walk offers "creepy, subtle touches throughout [and] splendid Southern-town atmosphere" (Kirkus Reviews).

©1983 Robert R. McCammon (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Sullivan
Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
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Bricks and Mortality

Summary

In the cold light of dawn, a dead body is found in the smouldering remains of a burnt-out Cotswold manor. Key House has stood empty for years, but its owner, Gervase Crown, was seen nearby just before the blaze. Is he responsible, or was he the intended target? As Campbell and Carter begin their investigation it becomes clear that Gervase wasn't particularly popular and his return reawakens old memories, not all of them good.

©2013 Ann Granger (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd

Narrator: Judith Boyd
Author: Ann Granger
Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
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The Cartel 5

1 rating

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When a Boeing 747 drops out of the sky with the men of the Cartel aboard, the women of the family have to step into their own. With the federal government on their heels and the family on the brink of destruction, a female dynasty is born. After the government's case is thwarted, the ladies plan to take the family legit. They head west to establish a new endeavor, but with new territory come new problems. The Carter family name doesn't ring as loud as it did in Miami. It's a new set of gangsters and a new set of rules as the Cartel finds problems with an Arabic millionaire. Even as the new Cartel struggles to go legit, trouble always finds a way into the family's circle. Larceny, deceit, and murder are all in the cards. The Cartel 5 is a pause-register thriller that promises to deliver. This mafia family tries to go corporate, but the streets won't let them. This is the rise of the female Cartel: La Bella Mafia.

©2014 Ashley & JaQuavis (P)2014 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
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The Doctor Is In

Summary

Dr. Kasen Phillips has the magic touch when it comes to helping his patients who are in dire need of counseling services, but when the love of his life winds up missing in action, Kasen's life takes a horrific turn for the worse. His office manager, Voncile Harper, is there to lend a helping hand. She's on a mission to shake Kasen from his misery by offering him her sweet heat, which he can't resist. It's not long before Kasen finds himself caught up in a web of Voncile's lies, and when he realizes that he may have bitten off more than he can chew, he wants out of their reckless relationship for good. Unfortunately for Kasen, walking away may be difficult to do. Voncile is deep in love, and any man who refuses to play by her rules may be forced to suffer dire consequences.

©2016 Carl Weber and Brenda Hampton (P)2016 Recorded Books

Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
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Cleveland

Summary

Ke'yoko and Ka'yah are identical twins with two totally different personalities. As young girls they formed a bond that could not be broken. It isn't until they become grown women that their loyalty is tested by secrets, deception, and lies. Growing up with a strict and controlling father and a weak and sniveling mother, Ke'yoko's only goal is to get as far away from them as possible, even if it means leaving Ka'yah behind. Being rescued by Ja'Rel is like a dream come true. Ke'yoko thinks her world with Ja'Rel is perfect until she starts unraveling the truth behind it. To secure her future, Ke'yoko decides to get into the dope game with her best friend, Nadia, who is the breath of fresh air Ke'yoko needs to escape the harsh reality of the fake life she's been living. Ke'yoko puts together a crew, all while trying to keep her squeaky-clean image. Ka'yah, the more laid back of the twins, always has her sister's back, even if it means putting herself and her son last. Having her hands full raising her young son on her own, she always seems to be in Ke'yoko's shadow. Just once she wants to come out ahead of her sister, to have something or someone for herself. How far is she willing to go to have that?

©2016 Brandi Johnson (P)2016 Recorded Books

Narrator: Soozi Cheyenne
Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
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Carl Weber's Kingpins: ATL

Summary

The saying goes you shouldn't bite the hand that feeds you, but maybe you should if that same hand prevents you from feeding yourself. Every territory has a king, and Metro Atlanta is no exception. They have two. Gang Lords Blanket and Guerilla have been ruling the game with iron fists. Long ago they decided that neither would cross into the other's territory, and all would be well. Things change when Guerilla breaks the rules. Blanket retaliates swiftly, causing a turf war like never before. The two madmen leave bloodshed, murder, and mayhem in their wake. Caught in the middle of this battle, from different sides of the track, are London and Saint. Spoiled rich Roanoke girl London Royal is no exception to the old saying "every girl loves a bad boy and his bad ways". When she visits the downtrodden Jonesboro neighborhood of Goodman with her best friends, her privileged world changes drastically with one party and later a tow-truck pick-up by bad boy Santana Black. Santana "Saint" Black is anything but a saint. Caught up in the drug game, Saint is a runner and an enforcer for Blanket. The blood on his hands can never be washed away. Not to mention he's from the wrong side of the tracks to have his sights set on London. Can they find love in the middle of a war, or will both fall victim to the game of the streets? A modern-day Romeo and Juliet mixed with murder, drugs, and mayhem, the story of The Black Royals in Carl Weber's Kingpins Series, the ATL edition will leave you on the edge of your seat.

©2016 Brick and Storm (P)2016 Recorded Books

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Carl Weber's Kingpins: Chicago

Summary

There can be only one: one man with two loyal friends and secrets from the past that will ultimately shake up the entire hood in Chicago; one man on a mission to destroy anyone who doesn't abide by his rules, including tricky bitches who drop to their knees behind closed doors yet stand tall against him when the time comes to collect the almighty dollar; one man with enough swagger in his walk and confidence in his talk and the skills and mind-set to build an empire. There is only one man bold enough to deliver multiple orgasms yet never tell a soul his real name. He has overpowering strength, a top-notch reputation, power like no other, and a bite that will hurt more than a dog's. Who is this man? The streets of Chicago know him as the One and Only....

©2016 Silk Smooth (P)2016 Recorded Books

Author: Silk Smooth
Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
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True History of the Kelly Gang

6 ratings

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Man Booker Prize, Fiction, 2001 Ned Kelly's name resonates in Australia the same way the name Jesse James does in America. Was he a crusading folk hero or murderous horse thief and bank robber? Who was the real Ned Kelly? As the impoverished son of an Irish convict, Kelly was cheated, lied to, and abused by the English. Committed to fighting back against oppression, Kelly and his gang of outlaws eluded police for nearly two years. Brilliantly novelized by Peter Carey, the story of the Kelly Gang unfolds from a series of 13 compassionate letters written, while on the run, by Kelly to his infant daughter. Building from this historical legend and testing our sympathies, Carey crafts a deeply humanistic piece of historical fiction, a tale of injustice and violence.

©2000 Peter Carey (P)2001 Recorded Books

Author: Peter Carey
Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
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Masada's Gate

Summary

The Expanse meets The Godfather in this space opera/sci-fi noir thriller about corporate greed, rebellion, and mankind’s survival among the stars.  The corporate empire is crumbling from within...  SynCorp’s leaders are on the run, and the Soldiers of the Solar Revolution are hot on their trail.  A desperate Ruben Qinlao hides the injured Tony Taulke in the moon’s rundown barrio of Darkside. When the SSR attacks Callisto, Kwazi Jabari is pressed into service as the face of a revolution he soon begins to question. Orbiting Titan, Masada Station holds the Company’s treasure trove of tech secrets, and Cassandra Kisaan pulls out all the stops to secure ultimate victory by stealing them. Only Stacks Fischer, corporate enforcer, stands in her way.  Earth is lost. Mars is under martial law. The outer colonies are the last bastions of Company rule in Sol. And the people...will they stand with Cassandra, who promises freedom? Or with SynCorp, their old taskmaster and the devil they know?

©2019 Aethon Books (P)2020 Aethon Audio

Narrator: Bronson Pinchot
Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
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Sunshine of Your Cult

2 ratings

Summary

Almighty Ra looks down not from one sun but from all.  When a client hires Esper and Kubu to find a missing holovid costar, they stumble onto a recruiting effort for an ancient cult with a new look. The Cult of Ra died out in Egypt before the Iron Age, but it's been rebranded for the Interstellar Age. More suns for the sun God! Those crazy gods weren't animals but aliens after all.  Tracking the cult to a lunar theme park, Esper will have to take on an entrenched corporate machine built up over a veneer of affordable fun for the whole family. With Kubu and Tiffany in tow, Esper will have to protect them while getting dragged along by an overzealous client who thinks he's the kind of action hero he plays in the holovids.  An innocent man's life is on the line, but without her magic to protect them all, Esper may have taken on more than she can handle.  Sunshine of Your Cult is the fifth mission of Black Ocean: Mercy for Hire. It follows the exploits of a pair of do-gooder bounty hunters who care more about saving the day than getting a payday. Mercy for Hire builds on the rich Black Ocean universe and introduces a colorful cast for new and returning listeners alike. Fans of vigilante justice and heroes who exemplify the word will love this series.  Grab your copy and help punch cultists.

©2018 J. S. Morin (P)2019 J. S. Morin

Narrator: Mikael Naramore
Author: J. S. Morin
Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
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Players

1 rating

Summary

In Players, DeLillo explores the dark side of contemporary affluence and its discontents. Pammy and Lyle Wynant are an attractive, modern couple who seem to have it all. Yet behind their "ideal" life is a lingering boredom and quiet desperation: Their talk is mostly chatter, their sex life more a matter of obligatory "satisfaction" than pleasure. Then Lyle sees a man killed on the floor of the Stock Exchange and becomes involved with the terrorists responsible; Pammy leaves for Maine with a homosexual couple...and still they remain untouched, "players" indifferent to the violence that surrounds them and that they have helped to create. Originally published in 1977 (before his National Book Award-winning White Noise and the recent blockbuster Underworld), Players is a fast-moving yet starkly drawn socially critical drama that demonstrates the razor-sharp prose and thematic density for which DeLillo is renowned today. "The wit, elegance, and economy of Don DeLillo's art are equal to the bitter clarity of his perceptions" (The New York Times Book Review).

©1977 Don DeLillo (P)2018 Simon & Schuster Audio

Narrator: Jacques Roy
Author: Don DeLillo
Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
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Good Behavior

Summary

It was supposed to be a simple caviar heist. Dortmunder is almost in the building when the alarm sounds, forcing him up the fire escape and onto the roof. He leaps onto the next building, smashing his ankle and landing in the den of the worst kind of creature he can imagine: nuns. Although decades removed from his Catholic orphanage, Dortmunder still trembles before the sisters’ habits. But these nuns are kinder than the ones he grew up with. They bandage his wound, let him rest, and don’t call the cops - for a price. The father of the youngest member of their order, disgusted by their vow of silence, has kidnapped his daughter, locked her in a tightly guarded penthouse apartment, and is attempting to convince her to renounce her faith. The nuns ask Dortmunder to rescue the girl. It’s an impossible assignment - but one he cannot refuse.

©1986 Donald E. Westlake (P)2014 HighBridge Company

Narrator: Brian Holsopple
Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
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Shardlake: Heartstone

4 ratings

Summary

An enthralling BBC Radio 4 full-cast adaptation of the fifth novel in C. J. Sansom’s best-selling Tudor crime series, featuring lawyer-detective Matthew Shardlake. Summer, 1545, and England is preparing for war. Facing imminent invasion by the French fleet, King Henry VIII has mustered a huge army at Portsmouth. Though no soldier, Matthew Shardlake also finds himself dispatched there. Queen Catherine Parr has asked him to take on a case involving the 'monstrous wrongs' allegedly committed by cloth merchant Sir Nicholas Hobbey against his young ward, Hugh Curteys. Shardlake also has another, more personal mission – to discover the truth about Ellen Fettiplace, a young woman he has befriended in Bedlam. She refuses to speak about the traumatic events that led to her incarceration almost twenty years ago, and Shardlake believes her family may hold the answers. As he and his assistant Jack Barak pursue their investigations, they uncover secrets, lies and sinister crimes, and are reunited with both an old friend and an old enemy. Events come to their dramatic climax on board the King's most famous warship: the Mary Rose... Justin Salinger stars as Shardlake, with Bryan Dick as Barak, in this heart-stopping penultimate instalment of the 'Shardlake' series. Cast Shardlake……………………Justin Salinger Barak……………………Bryan Dick Queen Catherine……………………Emily Wachter Ellen Fettiplace……………………Kath Weare Dyrick/Officer/Sailor 2……………………Philip Bretherton Goodryke/Landlord/Avery/Priddis/Villager……………………Clive Hayward Sir Richard Rich……………………Nicholas Murchie George Leacon……………………Finn den Hertog Sir Nicholas Hobbey……………………David Seddon Hugh Curteys……………………Will Howard Abigail Hobbey/Sally……………………Isabella Inchbald David Hobbey/Keeper Shawms/Sailor 1……………………Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong Paulet/Reverend Seckford/Warner……………………Neil McCaul Phillip West……………………Chris Pavlo Feaveryear/Sailor/Pelham……………………Gary Duncan Bess Calfhill……………………Kath Weare Sir Richard Rich……………………Nicholas Murchie Dramatised by Colin MacDonald Produced by Kirsteen Cameron Directed by David Jackson Young  

©2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd. (P)2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd.

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A Cold Wind Down the Grey

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Greymouth, New Zealand, 1866: The Burgess gang was in town, and a young surveyor from one of the country's leading families had vanished in the back country. Inspector James has never forgotten that year. In the gold mining town of Greymouth, where drunks fell asleep smoking and burned down their houses, the town was constantly inundated with floods, and 57 hotels had sprung up in a year to accommodate the hordes of miners and gold thieves, Inspector William Henry James was tasked with keeping the town safe with a small force of troopers. In 1888, forced into retirement by government cuts, James walks home beside the Whanganui River remembering his association with a series of murders by the notorious Burgess gang: back in 1866 he had forced the gang to leave Greymouth. The gang took a steamer up to Nelson and within days killed five men on the Maungatapu Track. Soon after, Inspector James discovered the body of a young surveyor, George Dobson, murdered by Burgess and his crew. The gang was gone, but one guilty man remained, and James was determined to bring him to trial. The events that transpired haunted him for the rest of his life.

©2019 Wendy M. Wilson (P)2019 Wendy M. Wilson

Narrator: Sam Devereaux
Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
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Par accident

23 ratings

Summary

Gardez votre sang-froid, la nuit sera longue. Il y a quinze ans, la vie de Nap Dumas a basculé : dernière année de lycée, son frère jumeau et la petite amie de celui-ci ont été retrouvés morts sur la voie ferrée. Double suicide d'amoureux ? Nap n'y a jamais cru. Désormais flic, Nap voit ressurgir le passé : Rex, leur ami d'enfance, vient d'être sauvagement assassiné. Sur les lieux du crime, les empreintes d'une femme que Nap pensait disparue : Maura, son amour de jeunesse, dont il était sans nouvelles depuis quinze ans. Le choc est total pour le policier. Celle qu'il aimait serait-elle une dangereuse psychopathe ? Où est Maura ? Et s'il était le prochain sur sa liste ? La vérité est proche. Si proche. Bien plus terrible et dangereuse que tout ce que Nap imagine... Puisant dans les légendes urbaines de la ville où il a grandi, le boss du thriller livre un jeu de fausses pistes effroyable.

©2016/2017/2018 Harlan Coben. Tous droits réservés. / Belfond, un département de Place des Editeurs, pour la traduction française / Belfond, un département de Place des Editeurs, pour la présente édition / Titre original : DON’T LET GO. Traduit de l’américain par Roxane Azimi. Publié par Dutton, un membre de Penguin Random House LLC, New York (P)2018 Lizzie, un département d'Univers Poche

Author: Harlan Coben
Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
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A Matter of Trust

3 ratings

Summary

In this prequel to In Pursuit of Justice, Michael Lassiter, a theoretical design executive, is about to wage war on the corporate battlefield as she fights to maintain control of her company in the midst of divorce. She hires JT Sloan, an Internet security consultant, to protect her most important asset - her dreams and visions, which are suddenly vulnerable within the corporate computer system. Sloan, a brilliant cybersleuth who steadfastly avoids emotional commitments, shares a painful, secret past with her associate and friend, Jason McBride. Sarah Martin, a gentle practitioner of eastern medicine, searches for a way to heal a damaged soul. These four very different individuals, each wounded by personal betrayal, find their lives becoming ever more inextricably bound as they struggle to trust, and to love, again.

©2003 Radclyffe (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Betsy Zajko
Author: Radclyffe
Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
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Saints Astray

Summary

Fellow orphans, amateur vigilantes, and members of the Santitos, Loup Garron-the fugitive daughter of a genetically engineered "wolf-man"-and Pilar Ecchevarria spent their entire lives under military occupation in a cordoned off Texas no-man's-land that used to be called Santa Olivia, now known as Outpost 12. But now they're free, and they want to help the rest of the Santitos escape. During a series of escapades, they discover that Miguel Garza, Loup's former sparring partner and reprobrate surrogate brother, has escaped from Outpost 12 and is testifying on behalf of its forgotten citizens-at least until he disappears from protective custody. Driven by a sense of honor, Loup vows to rescue Miguel, even though venturing into the U.S. could mean losing her liberty. Driven by love and loyalty, Pilar promises to help her.

©2011 Jacqueline Carey (P)2011 Tantor

Narrator: Susan Ericksen
Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
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Size Zero

Summary

"A somber, disturbing mystery fused with a scathing look at the fashion industry. Mangin writes in a confident, razor-edged style." (Kirkus Reviews) Condom dresses and space helmets have debuted on runways. A dead body becomes the trend when a coat made of human skin saunters down fashion’s biggest stage. The body is identified as Annabelle Leigh, the teenager who famously disappeared more than a decade ago from her boyfriend’s New York City mansion. This new evidence casts suspicion back on the former boyfriend, Cecil LeClaire. Now a monk, he is forced to return to his dark and absurd childhood home to clear his name. He teams up with Ava Germaine, a renegade ex-model. And together, they investigate the depraved and lawless modeling industry behind Cecil’s family fortune. They find erotic canes, pet rats living in crystal castles, and dresses made of crushed butterfly wings. But Cecil finds more truth in the luxury goods than in the people themselves. Everyone he meets seems to be wearing a person-suit. Terrified of showing their true selves, the glitterati put on flamboyant public personas to make money and friends. Can Cecil find truth in a world built on lies? "Beautifully packaged and true to its idealistic vision, Size Zero pierces the myths that perpetuate and protect an abusive, exploitative industry." (Foreword Reviews) "This patchwork swipe at high fashion, wealth, and body image successfully horrifies...." (Publishers Weekly) "A sharply perverse dark comedy set in the high fashion industry." (IndieReader) "Size Zero is that kind of book that gets you off a reader's block moment." (Pacific Book Review, starred review) “Size Zero is visceral and disturbing. The narrative exposes the dark underbelly of modeling, focusing on unethical practices, charlatans, mental and physical illnesses, and the abuse that young women face as they pursue celebrity. Elements of the novel are splashy and outré, distorting stereotypes of glitterati and their carefully guarded world.” (Foreword Reviews)

©2020 Abigail Mangin (P)2020 Visage Media LLC

Narrator: Ron Butler
Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
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Badger's Claim

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Badger There’s a massive difference between wanting something, and needing it. That was a rude awakening the first time I saw her. Even though I wanted her, I refused to allow myself to have her. There were two reasons for that choice. One was a promise I made to myself long ago. The second is because she’s off limits. No matter how much I wanted her I couldn’t give into my desires. No matter how intriguing I find this woman, I simply cannot cross this line. That is - until secrets are revealed. They rock my world and bring up memories I kept locked away in the depths of my mind, only allowing them to slip out on the darkest of days. My question is this: Can she handle the heinous truth of my past? Regardless of the answer I’m unsure if I’ll be able to keep a grip on her as they come out from the shadows, revealing my truth to everyone important to me.

©2020 E.C. Land Knox Publishing (P)2020 E.C. Land, Knox Publishing

Narrator: Ken Solin
Author: E.C. Land
Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
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The Ripper of Whitechapel

Summary

Sound interesting? The author thinks so too! Listen to The Ripper of Whitechapel and experience the compelling mystery of 19th-century London.

©2020 Andra Geismann (P)2020 Andra Geismann

Narrator: Mick Hilgers
Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
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The Documents in the Case

Summary

The best of the golden-age crime writers, praised by all the top modern writers in the field, including P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, Dorothy L. Sayers created the immortal Lord Peter Wimsey. But in this thrilling murder story, she tells her story instead through the letters of the victim and the suspects. The bed was broken and tilted grotesquely sideways. Harrison was sprawled over in a huddle of soiled blankets. His mouth was twisted.... Harrison had been an expert on deadly mushrooms. How was it then that he had eaten a large quantity of death-dealing muscarine? Was it an accident? Suicide? Or murder? The documents in the case seemed to be a simple collection of love notes and letters home. But they concealed a clue to the brilliant murderer who baffled the best minds in London. "She combined literary prose with powerful suspense, and it takes a rare talent to achieve that. A truly great storyteller." (Minette Walters)

©1927 Trustees of Anthony Fleming (deceased) (P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton

Narrator: Jane McDowell
Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
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Gangsta

2 ratings

Summary

For years Lou-Loc, an efficient assassin and OG of the Crip organization, did dirt. After dancing on the razor's edge, he has become weary of the street life that has consumed him during his service to his set and begins to wonder if there's a better way to make a living. Lou-Loc and his sociopath counterpart, Gutter, leave Los Angeles for the colorful streets of New York, where Lou-Loc has dreams of becoming a writer, Gutter a kingpin. Conflicting, intriguing, and suspenseful, this novel will keep you on the edge of your seat - once you start it, you won't stop.

©2002 K'wan Foye (P)2013 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

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Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
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The Injustice Never Leaves You

Summary

Between 1910 and 1920, vigilantes and law enforcement-including the renowned Texas Rangers - killed Mexican residents with impunity. The full extent of the violence was known only to the relatives of the victims. Operating in remote rural areas enabled the perpetrators to do their worst: hanging, shooting, burning, and beating victims to death without scrutiny. Families scoured the brush to retrieve the bodies of loved ones. Survivors suffered segregation and fierce intimidation, and yet fought back. They confronted assailants in court, worked with Mexican diplomats to investigate the crimes, pressured local police to arrest the perpetrators, spoke to journalists, and petitioned politicians for change. Martinez reconstructs this history from institutional and private archives and oral histories, to show how the horror of anti-Mexican violence lingered within communities for generations, compounding injustice by inflicting further pain and loss. Yet its memorialization provided victims with an important means of redress, undermining official narratives that sought to whitewash these atrocities. The Injustice Never Leaves You offers an invaluable account of why these incidents happened, what they meant at the time, and how a determined community ensured that the victims were not forgotten.

©2018 the President and Fellows of Harvard College (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Kyla Garcia
Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
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Wild Cards VII

6 ratings

Summary

Wild Cards now in development for TV! Dead Man's Hand combines the writing talents of George R. R. Martin and John Jos. Miller. Chrysalis, the glass-skinned queen of the Joker underworld, has been found brutally murdered in her popular restaurant, the Crystal Palace. Now two men are out to find her killer: Jay Ackroyd, the Ace private investigator who discovered her ruined body, and the vigilante archer known as the Yeoman, who has been framed for the crime. Their quest leads them on a nightmare odyssey of madness, violence, passion, and political intrigue that will forever alter the fates of Aces and Jokers everywhere. Experience all the exciting action of this collaborative novel by George R. R. Martin and John Jos. Miller. Dead Man's Hand is both a gripping mystery and a chilling story of suspense, set in the unforgettable world of the Wild Cards. Rights to develop Wild Cards for TV have been acquired by Universal Cable Productions, the team that brought you The Magicians and Mr. Robot, with the coeditor of Wild Cards, Melinda Snodgrass, as executive producer.

©1990 George R. R. Martin and the Wild Card Trust (P)2017 Random House Audio

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Revelation

2 ratings

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"I trusted once. I won't make that mistake again..." An ugly childhood and devastating betrayal have left 25-year-old Cain Jensen scarred inside and out. Protecting himself means keeping everyone at arm's length and protecting others means never getting emotionally involved. In the three years since he's joined an underground vigilante group, every life he saves helps ease the guilt of the ones that were lost to him so long ago. So when he's sent to a remote cabin in the Cascade Mountains just north of Seattle to follow up on the disappearance of his boss's co-worker, his only thought is to see that justice is served, no matter what the circumstances. But nothing he's ever experienced has prepared the cold-hearted and very straight Cain for who he finds on that mountain...or the intense need to suddenly offer more than just protection. "I've finally managed to break free, but I've never felt more trapped in my entire life..." Ethan Rhodes has been running for six months, but it's never fast enough, it's never far enough. At 30 years old, the talented ER Doctor should be spending his days saving other people's lives, not worrying about his own. But he knows that the four years of physical and emotional abuse he's suffered at the hands of his volatile ex are nothing compared to what will happen when Ethan runs out of places to hide, especially after taking something from the man he once was sure would be the love of his life. A violent episode that has Ethan narrowly escaping death leads to a quiet cabin in the mountains where his battered body will have time to heal before he and the young girl relying on him need to run again. But everything changes with the arrival of a mysterious stranger who threatens to give Ethan something he'd finally accepted was gone forever...hope. "I didn't see this coming. I don't think he did either..." To get to the truth, Cain must first get through Ethan's defenses, but watching the other man's walls start to come down forces Cain to face his own past. And as the tremulous connection between the two men grows and gives way to something more, both will need to decide if they're willing to risk giving each other the one thing that has cost them so much in the past...trust. Will two men who've vowed never to let someone close again let down their guard long enough to find each other, or will they let their pasts determine their future? Trigger warning: Triggers for this audiobook can be seen ahead of purchase by utilizing the "Look Inside" feature or downloading the sample and scrolling to the specified page. Can be listened to as a stand-alone story - no cliffhangers. The Protectors series crosses over with some of my other series, so for the most enjoyment, they should be read/listened to in order, but it is not required. You can find the correct reading/listening order at the beginning of each book. I've also bundled all my series in the correct reading/listening order under the title of A Family Chosen: The Protectors and Barrettis.

©2017 Sloane Kennedy (P)2020 Sloane Kennedy

Narrator: Michael Dean
Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
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Five Red Herrings

2 ratings

Summary

The best of the golden age crime writers, praised by all the top modern writers in the field including P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, Dorothy L. Sayers created the immortal Lord Peter Wimsey. His eighth appearance takes him to an artists' colony (based on a real one) in Scotland during the 1920s. Lord Peter Wimsey could imagine the artist stepping back, the stagger, the fall down to where the pointed rocks grinned like teeth. But was it an accident or murder? Six members of the close-knit Galloway artists' colony do not regret Campbell's death. Five of them are red herrings.

©1931 Trustees of Anthony Fleming (deceased) (P)2015 Hachette Audio

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Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
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His to Own: 50 Loving States, Arkansas

2 ratings

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The only thing more shocking than getting sold by my boyfriend? Who he sold me to... June: Over the years with Razo, I've learned to keep my mouth shut. Learned not to fight back. Learned that talking only makes it bad...fighting only makes it worse. I shut down my feelings long ago. Because it’s the only way to survive. But then Razo sells me...to a dangerous biker with zero morals and a sick upbringing. A psycho who makes me feel like I have a flock of ravens inside my stomach. He never hesitates to remind me: I belong to him now. And he'll do just about anything to keep me. Crazy. Psycho. Killer. Mason: I know I'm crazy. I know I'm scary. And I definitely know I don't got no business buying some girl off a gang leader I'm supposed to be selling guns to. Fact is, her kind and my kind…we ain't never supposed to mix. See, I know all this. But I don't care. She belongs to me now. Don’t matter how I got her, only that I'm keepin' her. And I'm going to make her mine in all the ways that count. Nobody and nothing is going to keep us apart. Ready for a super intense love story? Then one-click to listen to this crazy hot BWWM romance!

©2013 Theodora Taylor (P)2019 Theodora Taylor

Narrator: Clementine Dove
Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
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Night Boat to Tangier

23 ratings

Summary

One of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2019  Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times Book Review, Lit Hub, The Millions, The Paris Review, and NPR  Number One Irish Times Best Seller Longlisted for The Booker Prize   From the acclaimed author of the international sensations City of Bohane and Beatlebone, a striking and gorgeous new novel of two aging criminals at the tail ends of their damage-filled careers. A superbly melancholic melody of a novel full of beautiful phrases and terrible men. In the dark waiting room of the ferry terminal in the sketchy Spanish port of Algeciras, two aging Irishmen - Maurice Hearne and Charlie Redmond, longtime partners in the lucrative and dangerous enterprise of smuggling drugs - sit at night, none too patiently. It is October 23, 2018, and they are expecting Maurice's estranged daughter, Dilly, to either arrive on a boat coming from Tangier or depart on one heading there. This nocturnal vigil will initiate an extraordinary journey back in time to excavate their shared history of violence, romance, mutual betrayals, and serial exiles, rendered with the dark humor and the hard-boiled Hibernian lyricism that have made Kevin Barry one of the most striking and admired fiction writers at work today.

©2019 Kevin Barry (P)2019 Random House Audio

Narrator: Kevin Barry
Author: Kevin Barry
Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
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The Syndicate

1 rating

Summary

They were just kids when Claudette McPhearson took them all in. Eight of them all together. All different races and ethnic makeups, but she loved them as her own. One woman taught them how to love, trust, and respect one another. She was the only glue that kept them together, the only one they wanted to please and never let down. She had been their light at the end of a long troublesome tunnel - it shined so bright. Then, one dreadful day, it all came to a crashing halt. She was walking to the bus stop from the juvenile correction center where she volunteered her time, and someone gunned her down in a drive-by shooting. It was a seemingly random murder. The culprit snatched her away from her family in the blink of an eye. Her kids were back to being the orphans no one wanted, even the ones who had aged out of the system. As they stood around Claudette's grave, holding hands and trying to choke back many tears, they all knew their lives would change forever. They now owned a house, and a $500,000 insurance policy was to be split between eight kids. In conjunction with that, they soon discovered that they were left with enemies no one had known existed in Claudette's world. Their uncle Snap was well aware of those enemies, and after one of the children embarked upon a lockbox with keys, codes, and monetary figures, Uncle Snap presented them with a video Mama had left, telling them who to trust and explaining her nefarious activities. A secret bunker underneath the house opened their eyes. It was filled with money, drugs, and specific directions from Claudette, who had built an empire from the ground up. A syndicate is what Uncle Snap called it, and since Claudette was dead, it was up to the kids to keep it going. Somebody had to step up to be the leader. One of them had to take her place, and they had to do so swiftly. The Syndicate waited for no one, and it was a criminal enterprise that trafficked in millions of dollars of drugs throughout the United States yearly. From the Port of Miami to the border of Canada, the Syndicate was a force to be reckoned with. Unbeknownst to every child, Claudette had been training them for this moment, this time. She had honed each of their skills, knowing that they would one day step up and run this f--king city.

©2016 Brick & Storm (P)2016 Recorded Books

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The Outlaw Ocean

22 ratings

Summary

"A riveting, terrifying, thrilling story of a netherworld that few people know about, and fewer will ever see.... The soul of this book is as wild as the ocean itself." (Susan Casey, best-selling author of The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean) An adrenaline-fueled tour of a vast, lawless and rampantly criminal world that few have ever seen: the high seas. There are few remaining frontiers on our planet. But perhaps the wildest, and least understood, are the world's oceans: too big to police, and under no clear international authority, these immense regions of treacherous water play host to rampant criminality and exploitation.  Traffickers and smugglers, pirates and mercenaries, wreck thieves and repo men, vigilante conservationists and elusive poachers, seabound abortion providers, clandestine oil-dumpers, shackled slaves and cast-adrift stowaways - drawing on five years of perilous and intrepid reporting, often hundreds of miles from shore, Ian Urbina introduces us to the inhabitants of this hidden world. Through their stories of astonishing courage and brutality, survival and tragedy, he uncovers a globe-spanning network of crime and exploitation that emanates from the fishing, oil and shipping industries, and on which the world's economies rely.  Both a gripping adventure story and a stunning exposé, this unique work of reportage brings fully into view for the first time the disturbing reality of a floating world that connects us all, a place where anyone can do anything because no one is watching.

©2019 Ian Urbina (P)2019 Random House Audio

Author: Ian Urbina
Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
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Hot Pursuit

Summary

A Calico Jack Walker/Tina Tamiko L.A.P.D. novel It's 1977, and veteran L.A.P.D. cop Calico Jack Walker and his rookie partner Tina Tamiko are planning to make Calico's last shift on the job something special. But plans, as they do, never run smooth because Walker and Tamiko are good cops no matter what the cost - even if they're LA cops, in uniform, in their patrol car, on duty, and way out of their jurisdiction on the Las Vegas Strip. When a major crime is going down, good cops never hesitate....

©2018 Wolfpack Publishing (P)2018 Wolfpack Publishing

Narrator: Peter Borys
Author: Paul Bishop
Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
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Doll House

Summary

Olivia is excited for university. She will be on her own in a new place, hopeful to meet new friends. On the night she moves in, she is taken off the street by two masked men. She is placed in a room that is little more than a cell. A pink cell. A room made for a doll. She is now part of their collection.

©2017 John Hunt (P)2017 Black Rose Writing

Narrator: Gregory Walston
Author: John Hunt
Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
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Knocked Up by the Mob Boss

Summary

They're coming to take her baby. They'll have to kill me first. She's an innocent maid. I'm a ruthless Bratva boss. She says she wants nothing to do with me. But in my world, when I want something, I take it. And I want her. The problem is, Zoya is hiding a terrible secret: A baby in her womb that was never meant to be. And I'm not the only one who knows. Our enemies are coming. To hurt her. To ruin me. What they don't know is this: I've found what I want in this world. And they'll have to kill me to take it. A poor housemaid becomes the center of a brutal Bratva war when she learns she is carrying a mob boss's baby in this stand-alone, bad boy mafia romance from author Nicole Fox. In the midst of fighting off a savage betrayal, Aleksandr falls for the wrong girl-and has to decide where his loyalties truly lie. Can he save his family and protect his woman at the same time? Contains mature themes.

©2019 Nicole Fox (P)2020 Tantor

Author: Nicole Fox
Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
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Amish Under Fire

1 rating

Summary

After Maria Mast's abusive ex-boyfriend is arrested for being involved in sex trafficking and modern-day slavery, she thinks she and her son, Carter, can safely return to her Amish community.  But the danger has only just begun. Someone begins stalking her, and they want blood and revenge.   Agent Derek Turner of Covert Police Detectives Unit is assigned as her bodyguard. From the moment they meet in a bank robbery where she saves a little girl's life, he is fascinated by her. When Maria returns home to her former Amish community in Unity, Maine, Derek goes with her as her undercover bodyguard and tries to blend in with the other Amish men.   For him, it's personal. He's determined to arrest her stalker and shut down the sex-trafficking ring he believes may have killed his late wife four years ago.  The Amish way of life and their solid faith draws Derek in. He hasn't even prayed ever since his wife died, but living among the Amish makes him long for a stronger relationship with God.  Maria's secretive eyes, painful past, and cautious demeanor intrigue him. As the human-trafficking ring begins to target the Amish community, Derek wonders if the distraction of her will cost him his career...and Maria's life.

©2015 Ashley Emma (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: Callie Beaulieu
Author: Ashley Emma
Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
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A Certain Hunger

1 rating

Summary

Eat Pray Love meets American Psycho in a seductive and sinister debut literary thriller.  Food critic Dorothy Daniels indulges in her homicidal urges by murdering her lovers and devouring their organs in this intense, visceral, and lushly told tale of food, sex, power, and the pursuit of a very particular taste set between New York and Italy.  Please Note: A Certain Hunger contains adult language and depictions of violence. Discretion is advised.

©2019 Chelsea G. Summers (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

Narrator: Hillary Huber
Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
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Captain Action - Hearts of the Rising Sun

Summary

Action in Japan! While on assignment in Japan, Captain Action is haunted by the woman he loved and lost years ago in the underground kingdom beneath Siberia. When she mysteriously begins reappearing during his clandestine mission to witness a newly discovered power source, agent Miles Drake begins to question his own sanity. Forces are at work to steal two naturally formed energy stones whose limitless power in the wrong hands could destroy the world. When he begins to suspect his alien nemesis, Dr. Evil, is behind these attacks, Drake has to utilize his most daring disguises ever to learn the truth and ally himself with an old vigilante hero from the past. Now the one and only Captain Action must walk a delicate tightrope between old and new allies while attempting to discover the source of the threat to the Hearts of the Rising Sun. If he fails, mankind is doomed!

©2014 Jim Beard, CA Enterprises LLC (P)2016 RadioArchives.com

Narrator: Fred Wolinsky
Author: Jim Beard
Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
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Hard Luck and a Tomahawk

Summary

The backstory of Johnny and Bogus Charlie goes into Bogus Charlie's home, how he met up with Johnny and helped him becomes who he is. The third book in the Hard Luck Diner series.

©2020 Matthew Lee (P)2020 Matthew Lee

Narrator: Larry Whitler
Author: Matthew Lee
Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
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The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club

5 ratings

Summary

Lord Peter Wimsey bent down over General Fentiman and drew the Morning Post gently away from the gnarled old hands. Then, with a quick jerk, he lifted the quiet figure. It came up all of a piece, stiff as a wooden doll... But how did the general die? Who was the mysterious Mr X who fled when he was wanted for questioning? And which of the general's heirs, both members of the Bellona Club, is lying? This is a book about phobias and obsessions, isolation and dark corners. It's about families, friendships, and carefully preserved secrets. But above everything else it's about love. Finding love - in any of its forms - and nurturing it.

©1928 The Trustees of Anthony Fleming (deceased) (P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton

Narrator: Jane McDowell
Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
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Kaiserwetter in der Gosse

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Wir weisen dich darauf hin, dass dieser Titel nicht für dich geeignet ist, wenn du unter 18 Jahre alt bist. Wie gerät die junge Minna ins Rotlichtmilieu - und mausert sich zur Bordellwirtin? Kaiserwetter in der Gosse erzählt die unabhängige Vorgeschichte des Audio-Bestsellers Die juten Sitten: Goldene Zwanziger, dreckige Wahrheiten von Anna Basener. Berlin, 1895: Auf der Suche nach einem besseren Leben wählt die junge Minna den Weg ins Bordell und in die Arme adeliger Freier. Hin- und hergerissen zwischen dem Zwielicht der Halbwelt und dem Glanz der Hofgesellschaft, erfährt sie, wie zerbrechlich Träume sind und was es heißt, auf sich gestellt zu sein. Erzählerin ist die inzwischen 62-jährige Minna. Zusammen mit zwei alten Bekannten - dem jungen Stricher Emil und dem Bordellwirt Gustav - flieht sie 1935 aus Nazideutschland nach Paris. Wird sie dort ihre Enkelin Hedi wiederfinden? Zwei Zeitebenen (1895 und 1935), Berliner Flair und eine starke Frauenfigur zeichnen auch die neue, eigenständige Folge des Erfolgshörspiels von Anna Basener aus. >> Diese Hörspiel-Fassung genießt du exklusiv nur bei Audible.

©2020 Anna Basener (P)2020 Audible Studios

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Dead Inside

Summary

A young hospital security guard with a disturbingly unique taste in women. A maternity doctor with a horrifically unusual appetite. When the two of them meet, they embark on a journey of self-discovery while shattering societal norms and engaging in destructively aberrant behavior. As they unwittingly help each other understand a world in which neither seems to belong, they begin to realize what it truly means to be alive.... And that it might not always a good thing.

©2020 Death's Head Press LLC (P)2020 Death's Head Press LLC

Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
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The Benefit of Hindsight

5 ratings

Summary

Brought to you by Penguin. In this, the 10th Simon Serrailler crime novel, Simon must engage with his own demons as Lafferton struggles to cope with a series of crimes that threaten the sanctity of hearth and home. On the face of it DCS Simon Serrailler has had time to recuperate after the violent incident that cost him his arm and nearly his life. He is back in harness at Lafferton CID but is spending his spare time high up in the cathedral roof, making drawings of some medieval angels which are being restored. Lafferton is apparently going through a quiet patch, so far as crime is concerned, until one night two local men open their front door to a distressing scene. Simon makes a serious error of judgment when handling the incident. The stress of this, combined with the fact that he refused all offers of counselling after the loss of his arm, takes its toll. In her new role as a private GP, Simon’s sister Cat’s medical and counselling skills are tested by terrible and unexpected events at the homes of two very different Lafferton women. Their unreliable father, Richard, has returned to live nearby, in a luxury apartment for the well-heeled over 60s. It’s not long before he’s up to his old tricks.

©2019 Susan Hill (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Steven Pacey
Author: Susan Hill
Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
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Illuminati: Roundtable of Bosses

1 rating

Summary

The saga of love, loyalty, and crime continues.... After the tragic and bloody end to The Cartel's reign, Carter is forced into isolation to evade the law. With his wife, Miamor, facing federal charges and his dear brother six feet under, Carter has never been more alone. His empire is at his feet, and he has no idea how to rebuild his kingdom. The only thing that is certain is that he has to stay out of the way and off the radar of the feds until he can figure out how to get his lady out of prison. Miamor's freedom is guaranteed - provided Carter helps create and distribute a drug that will take the streets by storm. Rubbing elbows with the most notorious, ruthless leaders of the underworld will get him what he wants. But can he win at their game of murder and money?

©2017 Ashley & JaQuavis (P)2017 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

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Rack & Ruin

8 ratings

Summary

New York City's streets are more dangerous than ever with the leaderless Order of Adrasteia and the Ikelos Coalition, a newly emerged Therian group, at war. Innocent civilians are caught in the crossfire and although the THIRDS round up more and more members of the Order in the hopes of keeping the volatile group from reorganizing, the members of the Coalition continue to escape and wreak havoc in the name of vigilante justice. Worse yet, someone inside the THIRDS has been feeding the Coalition information. It's up to Destructive Delta to draw out the mole and put an end to the war before anyone else gets hurt. But to get the job done, the team will have to work through the aftereffects of the Therian Youth Center bombing. A skirmish with Coalition members leads Agent Dexter J. Daley to a shocking discovery and suddenly it becomes clear that the random violence isn't so random. There's more going on than Dex and Sloane originally believed, and their fiery partnership is put to the test. As the case takes an explosive turn, Dex and Sloane are in danger of losing more than their relationship.

©2014 Charlie Cochet (P)2015 Dreamspinner Press

Narrator: Mark Westfield
Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
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Devil's Fjord

Summary

Newly appointed District Sheriff Tristan Haraldsen and his wife, Elsebeth, are looking forward to a peaceful semiretirement in the remote fishing village of Djevulsfjord on the stunningly beautiful island of Vagar. But when two boys go missing during the first whale hunt of the season, the repercussions strike at the heart of the isolated coastal community. As he pursues his investigations, Tristan discovers that the Mikkelsen brothers aren’t the first young men to have vanished on Vagar.  Determined to solve the mystery of Djevulsfjord, yet encountering suspicion wherever he turns, Haraldsen comes to realize he and his wife are not living in the rural paradise they had imagined and that the wild beauty of the region hides a far darker reality.

©2018 David Hewson (P)2019 W.F. Howes Ltd

Narrator: Saul Reichlin
Author: David Hewson
Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
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Ghost Platoon

Summary

Marines Robert Flynn and Izzy Khan are fed up with being pinned down by machine guns with no air support. Now back in the U.S., they create "ORION" a platoon based weapon system utilizing quadrocopters and precision guided mortars. They soon discover the problem with ORION - it's too cheap and too effective. Undeterred by the powers that be, they embark upon a mission to prove ORION, a misguided quest so dangerous it will take more than ORION to save them. Ride with them as they fight their way into the badlands of Southwest Afghanistan. Soon the Platoon, an adopted "Tiger Dog" and a band of rag tag Pashtun guides will depend on each other against powerful hidden foes both in Afghanistan and within their own government. A story of love, loyalty, betrayal, and sacrifice, Ghost Platoon explores the complex issues facing the over exposed modern day "Grunt".

©2019 John C Campbell (P)2020 John C Campbell

Narrator: Brian Avers
Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
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A Ruthless Christmas

Summary

Jingle hells, jingle hells, jingle all the way... They think they are safe. Isn’t that sickening? They are decorating for Christmas. Twinkling lights. Wreaths. Mistletoe. Laughter. All that is missing is snow. They are the idea of a perfect family, aren’t they? I wonder how many of them are wishing for a Christmas miracle. How many of them only want peace? A night full of magic and wonder... Well. Not when I'm here. It’s a beautiful time to be the Groundskeeper. Turning miracles into nightmares. Merry Christmas. Not.

©2020 Ruthless Underworld LLC (P)2021 Ruthless Underworld LLC

Author: K.L. Savage
Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
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For You

33 ratings

Summary

Lieutenant Alexander Colton and February Owens were high-school sweethearts. Everyone in their small town knew from the moment they met they were meant for each other. But something happened, and Feb broke Colt's heart; then she turned wild, and tragedy struck. Colt meted out revenge against the man who brought Feb low, but even though Colt risked it all for her, Feb turned her back on him and left town. Fifteen years later Feb comes back to help run the family bar. But there's so much water under the bridge separating her and Colt, everyone knows they'll never get back together - until someone starts hacking up people in Feb's life. Colt is still Colt, and Feb is still Feb, so the town watches as Colt goes all out to find the murderer while trying to keep Feb safe. As the bodies pile up, the feds move in, and a twisting, turning story unravels, exposing a very sick man who has claimed numerous victims. Along the way Feb and Colt battle their enduring attraction and the beautiful but lost history that weaves them together.

©2014 Kristen Ashley (P)2015 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Liz Thompson
Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
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Conversion

2 ratings

Summary

Lost. Stolen. Forgotten...until the Alphabits step in. Gizmo Jones has an obsession with technology, and he doesn’t care who knows it. The smarter, more connected, and shinier it is, the better. When Gizmo and Ozzy are sent to the backwoods of West Virginia, the worst Gizmo thinks he’ll face is a couple of rednecks trying to shoot down one of his fleet of drones. He doesn’t expect to run smack dab into a cult masquerading as a summer camp who are determined to separate shifter kids from their animal sides. Caleb Brooks had been one of those kids once. He’d escaped by pretending he was “cured”, and then holing up in the middle of the woods with no connection to technology, shifting freely, but staying close, because he couldn’t abandon the kids still trapped there. The Alphabits know they need to bring the law down on the camp, but they aren’t the only ones coming for them. STAHP is on the loose and where they prowl...mayhem follows. The Alphabits aren’t vigilantes. These former soldiers and officers of the law have to do things by the book - even when it tears them apart to do so. But once all their ducks are in a row, the bad guys had better beware! You do not want this team of protective alphas on your tail. This is the third in the Alphabits series and you can expect to find naughty, knotty scenes of steamy passion, along with a lot of potty-mouth language, and some violence. Prepare for the return of your favorite cat shifters, two best friends who will do anything for each other, and more surveillance equipment than the NSA. HEA definitely included, intended for 18 and older listeners only. Seriously, would you expect anything less from Susi Hawke and Crista Crown?

©2019 Hawke and Crown LLC (P)2019 Hawke and Crown LLC

Narrator: John Solo
Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
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Rodrigo Duterte

Summary

The first biography of Rodrigo Duterte, the murderous, unpredictable president of the Philippines, a fascinating, fearsome man and the embodiment of populism in our time. Rodrigo Duterte was elected President of the Philippines in 2016. In his first 18 months in office, 12,000 people were murdered on the streets, gunned down by police officers and vigilante citizens - all with his encouragement.  Duterte is a serial womanizer and a self-confessed killer, who has called both Barack Obama and Pope Francis "sons of whores." He is on record as saying he does not "give a shit" about human rights. Yet he is beloved of the 16.6 million Filipinos who voted for him, seen as vulgar but honest, a breath of fresh air, and an iconoclastic, anti-imperialist rebel.  Through interviews with Duterte himself, his sister, daughter, and son, two former presidents, old friends, death squad hitmen, and relatives of his victims, Channel 4 News's Asia Correspondent Jonathan Miller shows that far from the media cartoon of The Godfather, John Wayne, Hugo Chavez, and Donald Trump rolled into one, Duterte is a sinister, dangerous man, who should not be taken lightly.

©2018 Jonathan Miller (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Shaun Grindell
Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
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The Mars Room

35 ratings

Summary

Featuring original music by Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon!  From twice National Book Award-nominated Rachel Kushner, whose Flamethrowers was called "the best, most brazen, most interesting book of the year" (Kathryn Schulz, New York magazine), comes a spectacularly compelling, heart-stopping novel about a life gone off the rails in contemporary America.  It's 2003 and Romy Hall is at the start of two consecutive life sentences at Stanville Women's Correctional Facility, deep in California's Central Valley. Outside is the world from which she has been severed: the San Francisco of her youth and her young son, Jackson. Inside is a new reality: thousands of women hustling for the bare essentials needed to survive; the bluffing and pageantry and casual acts of violence by guards and prisoners alike; and the deadpan absurdities of institutional living, which Kushner evokes with great humor and precision.  Stunning and unsentimental, The Mars Room demonstrates new levels of mastery and depth in Kushner's work. It is audacious and tragic, propulsive and yet beautifully refined. As James Wood said in The New Yorker, her fiction "succeeds because it is so full of vibrantly different stories and histories, all of them particular, all of them brilliantly alive." 

©2018 Rachel Kushner (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

Narrator: Rachel Kushner
Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
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Keystone

32 ratings

Summary

When the road forks, how do you know which path is the right one? Raven Black hunts evildoers for fun, but her vigilante justice isn't the only reason she's hiding from the law. Half vampire, half mage, she's spent years living as a rogue to stay alive. When a Russian shifter offers her a job in his covert organization hunting outlaws, dignity and a respectable career are finally within her grasp. The catch? Her new partner is Christian Poe - a smug, handsome vampire whom she'd rather stake than go on a stakeout with. They're hot on the trail of a human killer who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. One misstep during her probationary period could jeopardize Raven's chance at redemption, and her partner would love nothing more than to see her fail. Dark secrets, unexpected twists, and a blurred line between good and evil will keep you on the edge of your seat. Will Raven find the courage to succeed, or will she give in to her dark nature?

©2017 Dannika Dark (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: Nicole Poole
Author: Dannika Dark
Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
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The Wyndham Case

2 ratings

Summary

Booker shortlisted author Jill Paton Walsh introduces us to popular detective Imogen Quy.  

The locked library of St Agatha's College, Cambridge, houses an unrivalled and, according to certain scholars, deeply uninteresting collection of 17th-century volumes. 

It also contains one dead student.  

Tragic and accidental, of course, even if malicious gossip hints that Philip Skellow had been engaged in stealing books rather than acquiring knowledge when he'd slipped, banged his head, and bled to death overnight.  

Only Imogen Quy, the college nurse, has her doubts - until another student is found, drowned in an ornamental fountain....

©2019 Jill Paton Walsh (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
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The Sacrifice

1 rating

Summary

New York Times best-selling author Joyce Carol Oates returns with an incendiary novel that illuminates the tragic impact of sexual violence, racism, brutality, and power on innocent lives and probes the persistence of stereotypes, the nature of revenge, the complexities of truth, and our insatiable hunger for sensationalism. When a 14-year-old girl is the alleged victim of a terrible act of racial violence, the incident shocks and galvanizes her community, exacerbating the racial tension that has been simmering in this New Jersey town for decades. In this magisterial work of fiction, Joyce Carol Oates explores the uneasy fault lines in a racially troubled society. In such a tense, charged atmosphere, Oates reveals that there must always be a sacrifice - of innocence, truth, trust, and, ultimately, of lives. Unfolding in a succession of multiracial voices, in a community transfixed by this alleged crime and the spectacle unfolding around it, this profound novel exposes what - and who - the "sacrifice" actually is, and what consequences these kinds of events hold for us all. Working at the height of her powers, Oates offers a sympathetic portrait of the young girl and her mother, and challenges our expectations and beliefs about our society, our biases, and ourselves. As the chorus of its voices - from the police to the media to the victim and her family - reaches a crescendo, The Sacrifice offers a shocking new understanding of power and oppression, innocence and guilt, truth and sensationalism, justice and retribution. A chilling exploration of complex social, political, and moral themes - the enduring trauma of the past, modern racial and class tensions, the power of secrets, and the primal decisions we all make to protect those we love - The Sacrifice is a major work of fiction from one of our most revered literary masters.

©2015 Joyce Carol Oates (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

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Scrap

Summary

He did 10 years for me. Now he's free. This is supposed to be happy ever after, so why does it feel like disaster? Crista: Scrap Allenbach is a living legend to the Steel Bones MC. A vigilante hero. Ten years ago, he gave up his freedom for me. I never asked him to. Now he's back, with some idea about how it's gonna be. He's wrong. Things are different now. I'm not the same girl he knew. After what happened, I'll never be that person again. Not with the baggage I carry and the secrets I keep. Scrap: I've waited 10 years to make Crista Holt mine. I came back expecting to claim the girl I fell in love with, but that girl is gone. I hardly recognize the woman in front of me now. She thinks I'll give up, walk away, but I'm not that kind of man. She's been mine since the moment I laid eyes on her, and I don't give up what's mine. All I need is time, and she'll see how it is. But when the past rises up and old enemies ride again, we're out of time, and it might not be ghosts from the past that destroy our future. It might be the secrets between us. Contains mature themes.

©2019 Cate C. Wells (P)2020 Tantor

Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
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Bull

1 rating

Summary

Bull  Who would've known what I'd find in that fucking basement. More importantly, who knew what I was gonna do.  It felt natural, to take off my cut and place it over her shoulders. She'd been exposed for god knows how long, and all I could think is that I didn't want another man's eyes raking over her body.  In putting my cut over her, I was claiming her as mine.  Alexa may not know it, but she's my lost little lamb and I won't let anyone harm her ever again.

©2019 Elizabeth Knox (P)2020 Elizabeth Knox

Narrator: Jason Fella
Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
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The Four Symbols

Summary

From multi-million-copy best-selling authors Giacometti and Ravenne comes a Nazi spy thriller for fans of Dan Brown, Steve Berry and Wilbur Smith. A secret Nazi organisation.  Four swastikas with occult powers. A spy. In a Europe on the verge of collapse, the Nazi organisation Ahnenerbe is pillaging sacred landmarks across the world. Their aim is to collect treasures with occult powers, which will help them establish the Third Reich. The organisation's head, Himmler, has sent SS officers to search a forgotten sanctuary in the Himalayas, whilst he tries to track down a mysterious painting. Which ancient power do the Nazis believe they hold the key to? Meanwhile, in London, Churchill has discovered that the war against Germany will also be a spiritual one: their light must fight the occult if they are to win....

©2019 Editions Jean-Claude Lattès (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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The Woman Who Died a Lot

6 ratings

Summary

Jasper Fforde's delightfully zany Thursday Next series shows no signs of slowing down with its seventh entry, The Woman Who Died a Lot. Despite being semihappily semi-retired from SpecOps, Thursday accepts the head librarian position at the Swindon library. But soon threats from a supreme Deity, a mnemonomorph, and the nefarious Goliath corporation press Thursday back into active duty.

©2012 Jasper Fforde (P)2012 Recorded Books

Narrator: Emily Gray
Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
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Sundown at Sunrise

Summary

Based on a true story from the early 1900s, this work of historical fiction gives life to murderer William Kleeman, a handsome young farmer from Southwestern Minnesota who courts the beautiful Maud Petri. After a quick engagement and marriage, the couple produces four children and is joined by boarder Mary Snelling, who teaches at the country school across the road. 

This addictive story winds through many twists before ending in a deadly rampage that results in one of the most notorious ax murders in American history. 

This audiobook is perfect for those who love true crime, suspense, and history. Perfect for book clubs and historical societies to discuss. 

©2016 Martin Seifert (P)2018 Martin Seifert

Narrator: Peter Drew
Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
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Something Missing

1 rating

Summary

In this quirky debut novel from author Matthew Dicks, career criminal Martin uses his OCD to pilfer items from his victims' houses without being discovered. It helps that he only takes things the homeowner would never notice are missing - like a roll of toilet paper or a bottle of maple syrup. Martin has spent so much time snooping through homes he feels like he knows the owners, but when he starts meddling in their personal lives, his precise world turns to haos.

©2009 Matthew Dicks (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Jefferson Mays
Length: 9 hrs
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Defying Her Mafioso

1 rating

Summary

Ciro Donati was many things: My father's most valued and trusted soldier. My brother's best friend and second in command. And the only man I would give up everything for. I fell hard for the Mafioso at the tender age of 11. This beast of a man who I knew made people disappear - and probably enjoyed every second of it - was also the 16-year-old boy who had picked me up after I'd fallen flat on my face during my dance recital and told me I was the best ballerina he'd ever seen. He's watched over me, protected me like I was the most precious thing in the world to him. And then he sent me away. Scarlett Vitucci was many things: The daughter of the biggest Cosa Nostra boss from New York to Chicago. The sister of the man I would gladly take a bullet for. And the only woman I would ever love. Sending her away was the hardest thing I've ever done, but I didn't deserve her or her love. For three years I stayed away, ignoring the gnawing ache that her absence left in my chest. Now, she was back and fighting what I felt for her was impossible. Letting her go had been a huge mistake. One I would never repeat.

©2016 Terri Anne Browning (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
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Benji & Clyde

Summary

Benji and Clyde were unknown farm boys living in poverty in 1928, but by 1929, they were the most notorious teen bank robbers in history. They were the youngest in a world of gangsters and Tommy guns, but, by the end of their reign, their names would forever be remembered along with those of Al Capone, John Dillinger, "Baby Face" Nelson, and Bonnie & Clyde. 

Benji & Clyde is the story of two boys who took on the injustice of their world and earned themselves a place in history. Sometimes, crime does pay.

©2018 Mark A. Roeder (P)2019 Mark A. Roeder

Narrator:
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Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
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Money Devils 2

Summary

Money Devils 2 by Ashley & JaQuavis is a forthcoming title from St. Martin's Griffin, scheduled to publish August 2021.

©2021 Ashley & JaQuavis (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Cary Hite
Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
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Operation Darkfox

Summary

The very unique Operation Darkfox novel and its sequel The Fox Has Risen are the first two installments, in a multitude of epic sagas and is only a very small part of an enormous world. The story of the Darkfox universe is told through the means of multi-media and it combines different genres together such as horror, action, and film noir. As well as a strong story the world in which is set has amazing depth. There is a place known as Fox World. In this world is a sprawling metropolis named Fox City. It is a city populated by anthropomorphic foxes.... They are controlled by the evil military unit known as the T.O.D.... Only a small group of resistance fighters dare to oppose them, meanwhile a lonely fox named Leo fantasies over a vixen at college. But his foolish love fantasy is about to drag him into this maelstrom....

©2014 Timothy Goodfellow (P)2020 Timothy Goodfellow

Narrator: Bryant Sullivan
Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
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Supreme Clientele

1 rating

Summary

Every hustler's reign ends in one of two ways: prison or death. Refusing to let that prediction become a reality, Julius "Jules" Carter creates new rules to an old game. Strategically, he forms one of the most notorious drug operations Harlem has ever seen. Jules thinks the game is his biggest challenge - until he meets Tish. Young and ambitious, Tish is determined to escape from Harlem's allure, but her love for Jules has her rooted. It isn't long before she's tangled in Julius' web of lies and deceit. When she finds out about his past demons and connects them with her own, she discovers that there's a thin line between love and hate. You can't turn a bad girl good, and once a good girl turns bad she's gone forever. Julius finds out the hard way that everything done in the dark eventually comes to light.

©2007 Ashley & JaQuavis (P)2017 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: iiKane
Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
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Missy Goes to West Point

Summary

The US Government's Paranormal Branch has learned Missy's secret and followed most of her activities. They have her FBI friend join their team, telling him that other supernaturals also exist but Missy is the only female werecat. They want Missy to go on to West Point and tell him that "being a vigilante is not what we want for this girl." But, what had started out as her simply trying to help protect another teenage girl eventually led to her being targeted by both the East Boston and New York criminal organizations. With some help from her FBI friend, she copes with crime bosses while finishing high school and starting out at West Point. She also gets some help from her new friends at West Point but makes some enemies there as well. Even with all this help and her enhanced senses, Missy sure has her work cut out for her!

©2014 P. G. Allison (P)2016 P. G. Allison

Narrator: Meghan Kelly
Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
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Hotel Caledonia

Summary

A murder mystery you can sink your ship into. Esper has a rendezvous with a mysterious contact aboard an undersea luxury cruise ship, an exclusive submarine hotel for a cozy five-day getaway. She's going to get all the intel she needs to cut off the head of the Cult of Ra - at least that's the plan.  When she first meets her contact, it's at the scene of his murder.  Then someone sinks the cruise ship, trapping Esper and the other passengers with the killer.  Now, Esper has to discover the killer's identity, recover any stolen intel the victim might have had on him, and keep the other passengers alive. Because it's a luxury liner, help from the mainland is on the way. Rich people don't stay in trouble long, so Esper has to act fast, otherwise, her best chance to put an end to the Cult of Ra just might sink along with the ship.  Hotel Caledonia is the seventh mission of Black Ocean: Mercy for Hire. It follows the exploits of a pair of do-gooder bounty hunters who care more about saving the day than getting a payday. Mercy for Hire builds on the rich Black Ocean universe and introduces a colorful cast for new and returning listeners alike. Fans of vigilante justice and heroes who exemplify the word will love this series.  You can check it out any time you like....

©2018 J.S. Morin (P)2019 J.S. Morin

Narrator: Mikael Naramore
Author: J.S. Morin
Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
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Cobra

1 rating

Summary

Cobra They say when you know, you know. The only thing I knew the second I met her was that she was crazier than I was, and that made me crave her even more. Only, things never work out the way you think they will. She was hiding shit from me but more than that, she was hiding something from the club. After her betrayal I swore I wouldn't love again, but just as I swore off women someone else came into the picture. A breathtaking vixen that was sure to change my mind.

©2019 Elizabeth Knox (P)2020 Elizabeth Knox

Narrator: Jason Fella
Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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Eye of the Pharaoh

2 ratings

Summary

"We’re going to find someone with a nice ship. Someone who doesn’t deserve one. And we’re going to steal it." Esper made that promise. Now it's time to make good. The Cult of Ra has a flagship, and thanks to a turncoat in their ranks, Esper and her friends know where it's going to be. Better yet, they know that Pharaoh Ramesses XIII will be aboard. It's time to cut the head off the cult. One problem... The cult knows they're coming. Two problems, actually... The Poet Fleet knows where they are, too, and have sent a team to make Esper pay for humiliating their admiral. What comes next is a battle of trap and counter-trap, deception and betrayal. Who is worthy of trust? Redemption? And will our heroes be able to win the day without crossing the gooey red line into villainy themselves? It's a thrilling showdown between the forces of evil and the forces of fed up with evil. Eye of the Pharaoh is the eighth mission of Black Ocean: Mercy for Hire. It follows the exploits of a pair of do-gooder bounty hunters who care more about saving the day than getting a payday. Mercy for Hire builds on the rich Black Ocean universe and introduces a colorful cast for new and returning listeners alike. Fans of vigilante justice and heroes who exemplify the word will love this series. Your copy awaits if you have the will to seize it!

©2019 J.S. Morin (P)2019 J.S. Morin

Narrator: Mikael Naramore
Author: J. S. Morin
Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
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End Of An Era

1 rating

Summary

It's 2002 now and Matt's 91. Clay is 52 and his grandson, Elliott is 22. Elliott wants to be a writer and has asked grandpa Matt if he and his private eye exploits would like to be the subject of his first book. Matt agrees and tells Elliott the story of how it all began back in the 1930s. This story starts in 1934 and has Matt telling of his beginnings in the Chicago Police Department, his move to Los Angeles, his beginnings in the Los Angeles Police Department, his first marriage to Stella and life after her death. If you've been following the Matt Cooper series, this story may help fill in some of the blanks you may have been wondering about (I've been wondering about them myself).

©2013 Bill Bernico (P)2013 Bill Bernico

Narrator: Ted Brooks
Author: Bill Bernico
Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
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Filth

4 ratings

Summary

With the festive season almost upon him, Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson is winding down at work and gearing up socially - kicking off Christmas with a week of sex and drugs in Amsterdam. There are irritating flies in the ointment, though, including a missing wife, a nagging cocaine habit, a dramatic deterioration in his genital health, a string of increasingly demanding extra-marital affairs. The last thing he needs is a messy murder to solve. Still it will mean plenty of overtime, a chance to stitch up some colleagues and finally clinch the promotion he craves. But as Bruce spirals through the lower reaches of degradation and evil, he encounters opposition - in the form of truth and ethical conscience - from the most unexpected quarter of all: his anus. In Bruce Robertson, Welsh has created one of the most corrupt, misanthropic characters in contemporary fiction , and has written a dark, disturbing and very funny novel about sleaze, power, and the abuse of everything. At last, a novel that lives up to its name. Now a major motion picture starring James McAvoy, Jamie Bell and Jim Broadbent.

©2011 Irvine Welsh (P)2011 Random House Audiobooks

Narrator: Tam Dean Burn
Author: Irvine Welsh
Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
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Winter Moon

3 ratings

Summary

Deepest night, Montana.... An eerie light proclaims the arrival of a mysterious watcher in the woods. And one solitary man begins a desperate battle against something unknown - and unknowable. Broad daylight, Los Angeles....An ordinary morning erupts in cataclysmic violence. A young family is shattered in a heartbeat. Fate will lead this family to an isolated Montana ranch, but their sanctuary will become their worst nightmare. For there they will face a chillingly ruthless enemy, from which no one - living or dead - is safe.

©1994 Dean R. Koontz (P)2007 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Author: Dean Koontz
Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
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Walk Like a Magician

2 ratings

Summary

The witch is back! Esper tracks the Cult of Ra to an arms factory on a grimy colony world. With limited magical resources, they're reduced to doing their vigilante act the old-fashioned way. But when their best efforts fall short, Esper is forced to make an impossible choice. In the aftermath, Esper is going to have to reevaluate her priorities and rediscover what magic means to her. With her powers returned, so has the dark voice that haunts her day and night. A reckoning is coming, and the only way to get out alive is to give in and be the wizard she's always had inside her. Walk Like a Magician is the sixth mission of Black Ocean: Mercy for Hire. It follows the exploits of a pair of do-gooder bounty hunters who care more about saving the day than getting a payday. Mercy for Hire builds on the rich Black Ocean universe and introduces a colorful cast for new and returning listeners alike. Fans of vigilante justice and heroes who exemplify the word will love this series. Grab your copy and don't get left behind.

©2019 J.S. Morin (P)2019 J.S. Morin

Narrator: Mikael Naramore
Author: J.S. Morin
Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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The Mafia and His Angel, Book 1

7 ratings

Summary

Alessio.... Cold. Ruthless. Killer. I am respected and feared by all. I wasn’t put on this earth to love or be loved. I was put here to wipe out every last member of the damn Abandonato mafia, to pay them back for my mother’s death. When I find a strange girl hiding, beaten, under my bed, I don’t let her live out of compassion. She’s a trinket, my plaything. Ayla.... I thought Alessio was only one more man who wanted to use me, hurt me, and throw me away. I don’t know what it is to trust anymore. I can’t find my heart under the pain. Alessio found it. He touched it and brought it alive again. But if he discovers just how dangerous I am to him.... I’ll lose my life.

©2017 Limitless Publishing LLC (P)2017 Limitless Publishing LLC

Author: Lylah James
Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
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Murder in a Nunnery

Summary

In the fictional Harrington Convent, one of its more challenging inhabitants, Baroness Sliema, is found murdered. Chief Inspector Pearson of Scotland Yard is called to solve the crime.   He discovers the convent is governed by a particularly shrewd and omniscient Reverend Mother, and we meet a varied and entertaining cast of characters observed with wit and charm.  Shepherd describes the world of a convent with its colourful and in some cases unlikely inhabitants with sympathy and humour, making for a gentle and entertaining tale.

©1940 Eric Shepherd (P)2018 Story Sound

Narrator: Gordon Griffin
Length: 5 hrs
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Deadbomb Bingo Ray

Summary

Crime. Vengeance. Love. Physics. The infamous Deadbomb Bingo Ray is a high-level fixer in the City of Brotherly Love. He's the man you call when you've crossed the line into hopeless and there's no way back to anywhere.  Three years have passed since Ray burned a hedge fund manager on behalf of a pool of retirees, and now the money man is back for revenge. While Ray unravels the plot and orchestrates some payback of his own, he unwittingly steps into the ultimate high-stakes game. Falling in love with the beautiful physicist trapped at the edge of the burn was just bad timing.  When the fuse is finally lit, getting killed isn't high on the list of the worst that could happen in this dark and stylish noir.

©2019 Jeff Johnson (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Johnny Heller
Author: Jeff Johnson
Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
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My Sunshine Away

1 rating

Summary

My Sunshine Away unfolds in a Baton Rouge neighborhood best known for cookouts on sweltering summer afternoons, cauldrons of spicy crawfish, and passionate football fandom. But in the summer of 1989, when 15-year-old Lindy Simpson - free spirit, track star, and belle of the block - experiences a horrible crime late one evening near her home, it becomes apparent that this idyllic stretch of Southern suburbia has a dark side, too. In My Sunshine Away, M.O. Walsh brilliantly juxtaposes the enchantment of a charmed childhood with the gripping story of a violent crime, unraveling families, and consuming adolescent love. Acutely wise and deeply honest, it is an astonishing and pause-register debut about the meaning of family, the power of memory, and our ability to forgive.

©2015 M.O. Walsh (P)2015 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Kirby Heybourne
Author: M.O. Walsh
Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
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The Earp Brothers: Wyatt, Virgil and Morgan Earp

1 rating

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Of all the colorful characters that inhabited the West during the 19th century, the most famous of them all is Wyatt Earp (1848-1929), who has long been regarded as the embodiment of the Wild West. Considered the "toughest and deadliest gunman of his day", Earp symbolized the swagger, the heroism, and even the lawlessness of the West. He was notorious for being a law enforcer, gambler, saloon keeper, and vigilante. The Western icon is best known for being a sheriff in Tombstone, but before that he had been arrested and jailed several times himself, in one case escaping from prison. And he was not above gambling and spending time in "houses of ill-fame". Though they have long been overshadowed by their more famous brother Wyatt, Virgil and Morgan Earp played decisive roles in some of the most famous events in the history of the Old West. Most notably, the two brothers were at Wyatt's side for America's most famous gunfight: the gunfight at the O. K. Corral. Though the gunfight lasted less than a minute, it is still widely remembered as the climactic event of the period, representing lawlessness and justice, vendettas, and a uniquely Western moral code. Fought in the middle of Tombstone, Arizona, the gunfight pitted the three Earp brothers and Doc Holliday against Billy Clanton, Tom McLaury and Frank McLaury. By the time the 30-second gunfight was over, the McLaury brothers were dead in the street; Billy Clanton had suffered a painful and fatal gunshot wound to the chest; and Holliday, Virgil, and Morgan Earp were all wounded.

©2012 Charles River Editors (P)2015 Charles River Editors

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Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
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Oranges and Lemons

2 ratings

Summary

One Sunday morning, the outspoken speaker of the House of Commons steps out of his front door only to be crushed under a mountain of citrus fruit. Bizarre accident or something more sinister? The government needs to know because here's a man whose knowledge of parliament’s biggest secret could put the future of the government at stake. It should be the perfect case for Bryant and May and the Peculiar Crimes Unit, but unfortunately one detective is in hospital, the other is missing and the staff have all been dismissed. It seems the PCU is no more. But events escalate: a series of brutal crimes seemingly linked to an old English folk-song threatens the very foundation of London society, and suddenly the PCU is offered a reprieve and is back in (temporary) business! And if the two elderly detectives, ‘old men in a woke world’, do manage to set aside their differences and discover why some of London’s most influential figures are under life-threatening attack, they might not just save the unit but also prevent the entire city from descending into chaos....

©2020 Christopher Fowler (P)2020 W F Howes

Narrator: Tim Goodman
Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
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Trick Baby

2 ratings

Summary

This is the gritty truth, the life of a hustler in South Side Chicago, where the only characters are those who con and those who get conned. Trick Baby tells the story of White Folks, a blue-eyed, light-haired con artist whose pale skin allows him to pass in the streets as a white man. Folks is tormented early in life, rejected by other children and branded a "trick baby", a child conceived between a hooker and her trick. Refusing to abandon his life in the ghetto and a chance at revenge, Folks is taken under the wing of an older mentor, Blue. What happens next is unbelievable. Only Slim could bring us the story of a hustler forced to learn the game and rise to the top. It's Slim's story, and he tells it the only way he knows how: in the language of the streets.

©2011 the Robert Beck Estate (P)2014 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Author: Iceberg Slim
Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
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God of Magic 4

14 ratings

Summary

When the thief guilds all join forces to steal the treasure of the city, Gabriel and the Shadow Foxes face their toughest challenge yet.  But throw in a powerful gorgon, the prying mage academy, and a berserker vigilante hafling, and...well...let’s just say that Gabriel’s unique brand of controlling magic is going to be the only thing that can save the day.  If he can just survive the day.

©2019 Logan Jacobs (P)2019 Logan Jacobs

Author: Logan Jacobs
Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
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Alte Zeiten

Summary

Mimi Rutherfurts Nachbar ist tot. Die Polizei kommt schnell auf einen Selbstmord. Doch Mimi hat Zweifel, dass der Mann, der zurückgezogen gelebt hat, freiwillig aus dem Leben geschieden ist. Sie nimmt sich der Sache selbst an und stößt damit bei Inspector Brewster auf wenig Gegenliebe. Aber Brewster merkt auch bald, dass der Tod von Mr. Crawford doch vielleicht geheimnisvoller ist, als er zunächst zugeben wollte. Doch ein Mord? Zudem ist er auf die Hilfe von Mimi Rutherfurt angewiesen.

©2018 Maritim Verlag, a Division of Skyscore Media GmbH (P)2018 Maritim Verlag, a Division of Skyscore Media GmbH

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Sein oder Nichtsein

Summary

Nur einen Tag nach der Premiere des Theaterstücks "Mit blanker Klinge" kommt es während der Vorstellung zu einem entsetzlichen Zwischenfall. Dieses Ereignis löst eine Kette von Todesfällen aus, die beispiellos in der Southamptoner Theatergeschichte sind. Die Anstrengungen der Polizei gehen scheinbar in die richtige Richtung. Das sieht die Vorsitzende der Laiendarstellergruppe von Salisbury allerdings etwas anders. Miss Rutherfurt, die während der schrecklichen Ereignisse zugegen war, verfolgt eine ganz andere Spur. Ein Spur, die mörderischer ist, als sie selbst ahnt...

©2018 Maritim Verlag, a Division of Skyscore Media GmbH (P)2018 Maritim Verlag, a Division of Skyscore Media GmbH

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Ungeboren

Summary

Großbritannien wird von einer Serie brutaler Morde erschüttert. Innerhalb kürzester Zeit werden vier junge Menschen regelrecht hingerichtet. Verzweifelt sucht die Polizei nach dem Zusammenhang, der die Opfer miteinander verbindet. Den scheint es jedoch nicht zu geben. Ebenso wenig ein Motiv. Die Schauplätze der Verbrechen sind über ganz England verteilt. Und auch die Zahlen und blutigen Buchstaben, die der Täter bei den Opfern hinterlässt, bringen Scotland Yard anfangs nicht weiter. Worum geht es dem Killer? Da endlich gelingt der entscheidende Durchbruch. Die Saat der Gewalt, die im ausklingenden Jahr 2006 aufgeht, wurde schon vor sehr langer Zeit gesät. Mit einem Verbrechen, das bereits Jahrzehnte zurückliegt und doch nie gesühnt wurde. Werden Lorraine Whalley und ihr Team das vordringliche Ziel des Täters, das eigentliche und letzte Opfer rechtzeitig aus den mörderischen Botschaften herauslesen können? Bevor es zu spät ist...?

©2007 Maritim (P)2007 Maritim

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Tic

1 rating

Summary

Tic: My son means the world to me. He's all I have. His mom left us when he was born. I raised him. He's mine. The club is my home. It's his, too. After losing too many babysitters, Brooke's friend Ashley stepped in to watch Jameson. She was a good girl, one I knew I couldn't have. Until I had her. Now I want to keep her. Sometimes, what we want the most isn't what's in front of our eyes. Things change. Accidents happen and our lives are torn in half.    Ashley: I had money but I loved to work. When I quit my job and went to the clubhouse, I didn't expect my next job to be a tiny shaggy-haired boy. Jameson quickly grew on me. So did his dad, Tic. We became close, even though we knew it wouldn't work between us. When his ex, Jameson's mom, shows up, all hell breaks loose. No one knows where they stand anymore.   Contains mature themes.

©2018 Erin Trejo (P)2019 Tantor

Author: Erin Trejo
Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
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One at a Time, Boys

Summary

Lester Toungate has a six-foot problem named Shirley Lyle. The only way he can return to his drug lord duties with a clear mind: kill her - and Ulyana the Ukrainian stripper. Lester knows she didn’t pick up a rock at the trailer fire.    FBI special agent Joe Smith stands to lose his reputation as a goody two shoes, his career in the agency, and his freedom, if his superiors ever learn about his role in the sex-torture death of El Jay Toungate. Joe Smith doesn’t merely have a Shirley Lyle problem. He has a Shirley and Ulyana problem, and he’s been recalled to Phoenix. The solution? Murder both women. Now.    Russian mob boss Vanko Demyan, convinced Shirley, Ulyana, and Lester are in cahoots against him, assigns his best assassin a simple task: Execute all three, and do it in the daylight. Make a splash.    Three men...three murder missions...converge on a house in the woods.    Newly freed from the root cellar, Ulyana wants to spend her days meditating in sunshine and doing yoga. Shirley wants a salad and a tall glass of rum - but not this day. Today is for bullets, and they fly in Chapter One.   “I know you’re excited,” Shirley says, adjusting her cape. “C’mon. One at a time, Boys.”   Prepare yourself for a battle of good and evil unlike any you've seen. With rave reviews from Publishers Weekly (starred review and best of the week), IndieNext List, Kirkus, BlueInk Review, Foreword Reviews, San Francisco Book Review, Seattle Book Review, Manhattan Book Review, Indie Reader and more, if you haven't read Clayton Lindemuth's unique brand of literary noir, what are you waiting for?

©2019 Clayton Lindemuth (P)2020 Clayton Lindemuth

Narrator: Mandy Fox
Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
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One-Eyed Royals

3 ratings

Summary

Spoiler alert! The following blurb contains spoilers for Cash Plays, book three of Seven of Spades. Shattered by their devastating breakup, Detective Levi Abrams and PI Dominic Russo find themselves at war right when they need each other most. While Dominic is trapped in a vicious cycle of addiction, Levi despairs of ever catching the Seven of Spades. The ruthless vigilante’s body count continues to climb, and it’s all Levi can do to keep up with the carnage. When Levi’s and Dominic’s paths keep crossing in the investigation of a kidnapping ring with a taste for mutilation, it feels like history repeating itself. Thrown together by fate once again, they reluctantly join forces in their hunt for the mastermind behind the abductions. But the Seven of Spades hates sharing the spotlight, and they have an ace in the hole: A new batch of victims with a special connection to Levi. Their murders send shockwaves through Las Vegas and change the rules of the game forever. The Seven of Spades has upped the ante. If Levi and Dominic don’t play their cards right, they’ll end up losing everything.

©2018 Cordelia Kingsbridge (P)2019 Riptide Publishing

Narrator: Wyatt Baker
Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
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Joyride

Summary

Sketch  Wren is the one woman I shouldn’t have feelings for, but I’ve been in love with her since I met her.  Months have past, but when I see her in New Orleans I can sense she's running from something. I know it isn't my responsibility but it feels like I need to help her. Even more than that, it's the perfect opportunity to right my wrongs. Only, I get more than I could've bargained for.  What I never imagined was for her to run again. This time straight into the clutches of her sadistic ex, putting her life in more danger than before. I only hope we can get to her before it’s too late.

©2020 Kay Marie, Knox Publishing (P)2020 Kay Marie, Knox Publishing

Narrator: Craig A. Hart
Author: Kay Marie
Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
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Gold Fame Citrus

3 ratings

Summary

An acclaimed "5 Under 35" fiction writer's much-anticipated first novel In 2012 Claire Vaye Watkins' story collection, Battleborn, swept nearly every award for short fiction. Now this young writer, widely heralded as a once-in-a-generation talent, returns with a first novel that will more than meet listeners' hopes, harnessing the sweeping vision and deep heart that made her debut so arresting to a love story set in a devastatingly imagined near future. In a parched Southern California of the near future, Luz, once the poster child for the country's conservation movement, and Ray, an army deserter turned surfer, are squatting in a starlet's abandoned mansion. Most "Mojavs", prevented by armed vigilantes from freely crossing borders to lusher regions, have allowed themselves to be evacuated to encampments in the east. Holdouts like Ray and Luz subsist on rationed cola and water and whatever they can loot, scavenge, and improvise. For the moment, the couple's fragile love, which somehow blooms in this arid place, seems enough. But when they cross paths with a mysterious child, the thirst for a better future begins. Heading east, they are waylaid in the desert by a charming and manipulative dowser - a diviner for water - and his cultlike followers, who have formed a colony in a mysterious sea of dunes. Immensely moving, profoundly disquieting, and mind-blowingly original, Watkins' novel explores the myths we believe about others and tell about ourselves, the double-edged power of our most cherished relationships, and the shape of hope in a precarious future that may be our own.

©2015 Claire Vaye Watkins (P)2015 Penguin Audio

Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
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Forged in Flames

2 ratings

Summary

It's hard to be consumed by revenge when my heart feels like it's breaking in two. A part of me is still in love with Miles. I think I always will be. He embodies everything I thought my life could be. Every hope and dream and wish. But I'm not the girl he remembers.   And I'd be lying if I said I haven't started to fall for the New York City vigilante. He's the only other person who knows what it's like to live behind a mask. There's a darkness in him that mirrors my own. He embraces my broken soul.   But I'm tired of all the secrets, masks, and lies. I don't need a man to save me. I'm the superhero of my own story. And all I need to focus on right now is Don Roberts - a monster far worse than I ever imagined - before he unleashes the Mafia on this city and ruins any chance I have at a new life.

©2017 Ivy Smoak (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Elizabeth Hart
Author: Ivy Smoak
Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
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The Law at Randado

Summary

Phil Sundeen thinks Deputy Sheriff Kirby Frye is just a green local kid with a tin badge. And when the wealthy cattle baron's men drag two prisoners from Frye's jail and hang them from a high tree, there's nothing the young lawman can do about it. But Kirby's got more grit than Sundeen and his hired muscle bargained for. They can beat the boy and humiliate him, but they can't make him forget the oath he has sworn to uphold. The cattleman has money, power, and guns on his side, but Kirby Frye is the law in this corner of the Arizona Territories, and he'll drive a rich man to his knees to prove it.

©1954 Elmore Leonard (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Richard Poe
Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
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Der Fuchs ist tot

Summary

Im Oak-Moor machen Spaziergänger einen schrecklichen Fund: die Leiche des Gutsbesitzers Masterson Senior, einer stadtbekannten Persönlichkeit. Alle Anzeichen deuten darauf hin, dass er sich bei seinem morgendlichen Spaziergang im Nebel verirrt haben muss. Ein paar kleine Ungereimtheiten bleiben jedoch. Die fallen der örtlichen Polizei zunächst gar nicht auf. Aber einer älteren Dame aus Gutt's Hill, die dort gerade Urlaub macht...

©2018 Maritim Verlag, a Division of Skyscore Media GmbH (P)2018 Maritim Verlag, a Division of Skyscore Media GmbH

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A Family Divided

Summary

A Family Divided is the incredible third instalment of the Dividing Line Series of crime audiobooks.  Life for Rachel and her husband Ryan is very good indeed. Loving parents to three children, together they run their business empire while keeping on the straight and narrow, their criminal pasts firmly behind them. Their idyll is disturbed by a rival family intent on making their mark on Manchester. Jan Jordan, the hard-faced matriarch of this rogue family, is fixated with Rachel. The Maguires are still top dog in the city and Jan is convinced Rachel is still a power to be reckoned with. The interlopers threaten to drag her and Ryan back into the life they've managed to avoid for so long.

©2013 Heather Atkinson (P)2020 W. F. Howes Ltd

Narrator: Kerry Bennett
Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
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Faithful Addiction

Summary

USA Today best-selling author Kennedy Layne follows up her latest romantic suspense novel with a romantic thriller that will have you leaving the lights on at bedtime.... Former marine Royce Haverton had needed a break from the bloodshed he'd witnessed time and again during his last combat tour. He'd fulfilled his contract to the corps, and it was now time to move on. Little did he know the job he'd just accepted would lead him down the same violent path as before. Cailyn Geneva had spent the last three months recovering from a brutal hit-and-run her family swore was intentional. Another vicious attempt on her life proves their suspicions to be true, and her brother takes matters into his own hands by hiring a security firm to look after her. She agrees to do whatever it takes to stay alive...even if that means facing her past mistakes. Royce doesn't like surprises, so walking into the office to find an old family friend desperate for a favor certainly doesn't make his morning. Neither does discovering a cold-blooded murderer is after the one woman who had once meant everything to him. Will they be given the time to explore the still smoldering desire that lies beneath the surface before a ruthless killer tries to finish what he started? Series description: Safeguard Security & Investigations (SSI) is owned and operated by Townes Calvert, a retired marine gunnery sergeant who returned home to the States a bit more damaged than he'd care to admit. Not that anyone could tell outside of a very select group of former active duty buddies. It took Townes quite a while to acclimate to civilian life, and he kept himself busy in the interim working in treacherous situations with even more dangerous friends. The final result is a close-knit unit of highly trained former military men who have the experience to protect the innocent, investigate crimes on the gritty edge, and aid local law enforcement when justice has taken a back seat to political correctness. Follow along as Kennedy Layne conveys each of their gripping stories as they work together on investigations that lead them down perilous paths of passion, intrigue, and suspense....

©2016 Kennedy Layne (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Basil Sands
Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
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Justice in the Shadows

Summary

In a shadow world of secrets, lies, and hidden agendas, Detective Sergeant Rebecca Frye and her lover, Dr. Catherine Rawlings, join forces once again in the elusive search for justice. Rebecca is aided in her struggle to uncover a pornography ring and expose its connections to a traitor within the police department by a rag-tag team of dedicated cops and civilians: JT Sloan, a cybersleuth who is committed to avenging her lover’s devastating injury and walks the fine line between justice and revenge; Dellon Mitchell, a young police officer who discovers an unforeseen talent for undercover work; and Sandy, a prostitute who develops an unexpected passion for cops. Ultimately, this secret investigation may risk not just their careers, but may cost one of them their life.

©2004 Radclyffe (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Betsy Zajko
Author: Radclyffe
Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
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The Making of Meredith

Summary

The Making of Meredith On the surface, John Meredith appears to have it all. He’s blessed with good looks and a successful police career, and he’s never short of female attention.  But is everything as it seems? What lies beneath the smooth, confident exterior? Is he a man who has simply plastered over the cracks of a dysfunctional childhood, betrayals, and heartbreak? Can he allow anyone close or will they see the joins and the damaged person that he really is?  The Making of Meredith explores not only what made the man but also how his past could destroy his future.  Although not a detective novel, this is a prequel to the Meredith & Hodge series, and a must listen for all Meredith & Hodge fans. 

©2016 Marcia Turner (P)2020 Marcia Turner

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Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
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Owned by the Mob Boss

1 rating

Summary

A young woman desperate to save her mother turns to her last resort: a ruthless mob boss in search of an heir. What starts as a business arrangement explodes into passion that neither expected. But can Camille survive in Erik's dangerous world?  She is untouched. Innocent. Desperate. Mine. I was raised to rule. Hardened by the laws of my family: Take what needs taking. Break what needs breaking.  Camille is no exception. Her body belongs to me now, courtesy of a substantial cash payment to the Archangel Vision auction.  I know she fears me. I know she wants me. But what I want to know is this:  Is she ready to give me a child?  Contains mature themes.

©2019 Nicole Fox (P)2020 Tantor

Author: Nicole Fox
Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
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Letzte Rose

Summary

Wieder einmal wollen Marco und Schwager Luigi ihre schon oft erprobte Nummer abziehen. Reichtümer hat die ihnen bisher nicht eingebracht, jedoch manches (nicht ganz freiwillige) Geschenk zur Aufbesserung ihres allzu schmalen Familienbudgets. Heute Nacht soll die hässliche, steinreiche Miss Bronstein dran glauben, die dieses zweitklassige Hotel mit ihrer Anwesenheit beehrt. Was bisher alle Ausländerinnen von Marco - Hotelkellner und Prachtexemplar eines Südländers - wollten, das erwartet mit Sicherheit auch sie von ihm: mediterranen, lustvollen Sex. Marcos Libido ist zwar auf Tauchstation gesunken, dennoch ist gnadenlose Pflichterfüllung angesagt.

Für den einen im und den anderen unterm Hotelbett. Nichts ahnen die beiden indes von Miss Bronsteins Allwissenheit, und sie wiederum nichts von der Allgegenwärtigkeit des FBI.

Herbert Asmodi, 1923 in Heilbronn geboren, studierte in Heidelberg Germanistik, Kunstgeschichte und Philosophie. Seit 1952 freischaffender Schriftsteller in München. Bekam 1954 für sein erstes Stück den Gerhart-Hauptmann-Preis. Arbeitete als freier Mitarbeiter in einem Kunstverlag und als Theaterkritiker bei mehreren Zeitungen. Lyriker und Kinderbuchautor. Schrieb zahlreiche Komödien und Fernsehspiele. Eine Produktion des MITTELDEUTSCHEN RUNDFUNKS 1997, lizenziert durch TELEPOOL GmbH

Regie: Hans Rosenhauer, MDR 1997, Schnitt: Hans Blache.

©2018 ZYX Hörbuch (P)2018 ZYX Hörbuch

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Dragon King of Treoir

5 ratings

Summary

The Beladors finally have a fierce leader in Daegan, their new dragon king, but life is far from secure now that they've inherited his enemies. Quinn, Evalle, Storm, and friends race to stop a group of vigilantes killing nonhumans before the preternatural world erupts into war - if they can't prove Beladors aren't guilty of the crimes. The team soon discovers someone is trying to turn the entire VIPER preternatural coalition against the Beladors, but who? Or is this all about setting an elaborate trap for Daegan, whose very presence threatens the powerful beings in charge? With a deadline looming for Quinn to hand Kizira's body over to the one person he's risked his life to keep it from, he discovers more than one deadly being is vying for it and they want a war. Freedom is never free, not when the powerful gods and goddesses poised to decide Quinn's fate are also willing to join forces to destroy a threat to their existence - the last dragon-shifter.

©2016 Dianna Love (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Author: Dianna Love
Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
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Her Mafioso King

1 rating

Summary

Anya Volkov was everything I wanted and nothing I could have.    I was never supposed to love her. My future has been set in stone since birth, down to who I am expected to marry. With our inner circle now compromised from my bastard of an uncle, it looked like my future had arrived earlier than expected.    Cristiano Vitucci walked away from me without a backwards glance, deciding power was more important than me.    I accepted that and moved on.   Now he was back, ready to take over for his sick father, and no longer someone else’s husband.   He says he wants me back. He tells me he still loves me, that he never stopped.     But how could I trust him when there is so much more at stake this time?

©2018 Terri Anne Browning/Anna Henson (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
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The Detective's Assistant

1 rating

Summary

The incredible tale of America's first-ever female detective and her spirited niece! Eleven-year-old Nell Warne arrives on her aunt's doorstep lugging a heavy sack of sorrows. If her Aunt Kate rejects her, it's the miserable Home for the Friendless. Luckily, canny Nell makes herself indispensable to Aunt Kate...and not just by helping out with household chores. For Aunt Kate is the first-ever female detective employed by the legendary Pinkerton Detective Agency. And Nell has a knack for the kind of close listening and bold action that made Pinkerton detectives famous in Civil War-era America. With huge, nation-changing events simmering in the background, Nell uses skills new and old to uncover truths about her past and solve mysteries in the present. Based on the extraordinary true story of Kate Warne, this fast-paced adventure recounts feats of daring and danger...including saving the life of Abraham Lincoln!

©2015 Kate Hannigan (P)2015 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Christine Lakin
Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
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The Coldest Love She's Ever Known

1 rating

Summary

Urban lit superstar and eBook best seller Leo Sullivan debuts in print on the Dafina list with this urban love story of crime and betrayal. Sunday Kennedy has never had an easy life, but nothing has troubled her like the love she has for two men. Malik "King" Shields is the first man she's ever loved, but she walked away from him when he was arrested...and her broken heart was saved by rising street hustler Caesar Jones. Caesar knows Sunday will never love him the way she loved Malik, but she is a trophy in his eyes. Now the father of her son, he's determined to keep her by his side. But when he's forced to fend off attacks by Sunday's ex, he plots to use her as a pawn in his revenge. Malik is trapped in a whirlwind of murder and betrayal after being hit with a death sentence for a crime he didn't commit. As he fights to clear his name, he also begins to make amends for his past...and reunite with Sunday. But getting her back seems impossible when he discovers she believes his enemies' lies. Though Sunday's heart tells her to trust Malik, she doesn't want to destroy the family she's created with Caesar. Caught in the middle of a war that can only end in tragedy, who will Sunday choose?

©2019 Leo Sullivan (P)2020 Recorded Books

Author: Leo Sullivan
Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
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Cinderella Sims

Summary

There's no glass slipper in this fairy tale - just a damsel in distress, a bag of cash, and a whole lot of dead bodies. Reporter Ted Lindsay is trying to forget his ex-wife, and New York City's tough streets are just what the doctor ordered. They're also filled with alluring women, but only one catches Ted's eye. Cinderella Sims is not only beautiful, she's on the run and she needs Ted's help. She's got a bag full of cash and some very angry people staking out her apartment. Before long Ted's forgotten his heartbreak and is launched into the dark streets of crime with Cindy at his side. The author speaks: “Look, this wasn’t my idea. Three or four years ago, Bill Schafer suggested that I might give some consideration to republishing a book of mine called $20 Lust, which had originally appeared under a pen name. I recalled the book he meant, but dimly; I had, after all, written it in 1960. But I didn’t need to remember it all that vividly to know the answer to his suggestion. No, I told him. A little later I suggested he might want to publish a fancy edition of Mona, the first book under my own name; it had come out as a paperback original in 1961, and we could celebrate its fortieth anniversary with a nice limited edition hardcover. Bill was lukewarm to the notion, but had an alternative proposal; how about issuing a double volume, containing Mona and $20 Lust? Once again, I didn’t have to do a lot of soul-searching to come up with a response. No, I told him. Time passed. Then Ed Gorman, the Sage of Cedar Rapids, used an ancient private eye novelette of mine in a pulp anthology. When it came out he sent me a copy, and, while I didn’t read my novelette - I figured it was enough that I wrote the damned thing - I did read his introduction, which I found to be thoughtful and incisive and generous. I e-mailed him and told him so, and he e-mailed me back and thanked me, adding that my early work was probably better than I thought. And, he added, "I really think you ought to let Bill Schafer publish $20 Lust.   I felt as though I’d been sucker-punched. Where the hell did that come from? So I got in touch with Bill. I suppose I could at least read it, I said, except I can’t, because I don’t have a copy. Three days later, a battered copy arrived in the mail. I looked at the first two pages, and I looked at the last two or three pages, and I heaved a sigh. Heaved it clear across the room, and would have heaved the book, too, but instead I hollered for my wife. Bill Schafer wants to reprint this, I said. Great, she said. Not necessarily, I said, and explained the circumstances. I’d like you to read this, I said, or as much of it as you can without gagging, and then tell me it’s utter crap and I’d surely destroy what little reputation I have if I consent to its republication. Suppose I like it? Not to worry, I said. I’ll sign the commitment papers, and I’ll make sure they take real good care of you. Well, she liked it. And Bill Schafer published it, and a lot of people liked it, and my agent sold it in France, where even more people liked it. Shows what I know. And it’s now my pleasure to include it in the Classic Crime Library. Cinderella Sims was originally intended to be my second crime novel for Gold Medal, to follow Grifter’s Game (aka Mona). At some point along the way I lost faith in it, and wrapped it up in a hurry, and sold it to Nightstand Books. Hope y’all enjoy it!

©2016 Lawrence Block (P)2020 Lawrence Block

Narrator: Theo Holland
Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
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Cash Plays

3 ratings

Summary

Book three in the Seven of Spades series. In this game, the stakes are life or death. The Seven of Spades is back with a vengeance - the vigilante serial killer has resumed their murderous crusade, eluding the police at every turn. But a bloodthirsty killer isn’t the only threat facing Sin City. A devious saboteur is wreaking havoc in Las Vegas’s criminal underworld, and the entire city seems to be barreling toward an all-out gang war. As Detective Levi Abrams is pushed ever closer to his breaking point, his control over his dangerous rage slips further every day. His relationship with PI Dominic Russo should be a source of comfort, but Dominic is secretly locked in his own downward spiral, confronting a nightmare he can’t bear to reveal. Las Vegas is floundering. Levi and Dominic’s bond is cracking along the seams. And the Seven of Spades is still playing to win. How many bad hands can Levi and Dominic survive before it’s game over?

©2018 Cordelia Kingsbridge (P)2019 Riptide Publishing

Narrator: Wyatt Baker
Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
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Babylone

Summary

"Tout le monde riait. Les Manoscrivi riaient. C'est l'image d'eux qui est restée. Jean-Lino, en chemise parme, avec ses nouvelles lunettes jaunes semi-rondes, debout derrière le canapé, empourpré par le champagne ou par l'excitation d'être en société, toutes dents exposées. Lydie, assise en dessous, jupe déployée de part et d'autre, visage penché vers la gauche et riant aux éclats. Riant sans doute du dernier rire de sa vie. Un rire que je scrute à l'infini. Un rire sans malice, sans coquetterie, que j'entends encore résonner avec son fond bêta, un rire que rien ne menace, qui ne devine rien, ne sait rien. Nous ne sommes pas prévenus de l'irrémédiable."

©2016 Yasmina Reza / Flammarion / Yasmina Reza pour la version audio (P)2016 Éditions Gallimard

Author: Yasmina Reza
Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
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The Cooper Saga 18

Summary

Contains the following Cooper short stories: 171 - "Time Will Tell" 172 - "One for the Books" 173 - "Doesn't Ring True" 174 - "The Check's in the Mail" 175 - "The Not-So-Thin Man" 176 - "Veronica's Secret" 177 - "Talking Trash" 178 - "Blackmailer" 179 - "Horseshoes and Hand Grenades" 180 - "Head to Head"

©2015 Bill Bernico (P)2015 Bill Bernico

Narrator: Gregg Rizzo
Author: Bill Bernico
Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
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The Bad Games Series Box Set: Books 1-3

Summary

The Bad Games Box Set includes: Bad Games - the terrifying best seller that started it all. The Lambert Family is heading to Crescent Lake, a rural cabin community in Western Pennsylvania, for an idyllic weekend getaway. Some fishing, some barbecue, some games... The Fannelli brothers are heading to Crescent Lake, too. Some stalking, some kidnapping, some murder, definitely some games...though not necessarily the type of games the Lamberts had in mind. But it doesn't matter. The Lamberts are going to play whether they like it or not. Vengeful Games - the Lambert family played the Fannelli brothers' twisted game and survived. Showed the brothers they'd messed with the wrong family. However, the game is far from over. There are some new players in town. Players who have close ties to the Fannelli brothers. Players who are taking things very personally...and promising results that are very deadly. Bad Games: Hellbent - a year has passed. Marine and security specialist Domino Taylor shadows the Lambert family, the guilt he feels for the tragic events that unfolded in Western Pennsylvania haunting him without mercy. When someone from Domino's past contacts him, begging for his help, Domino reluctantly agrees, not knowing the sinister truth lying in wait: There is one final game yet to play.

©2017 Jeff Menapace (P)2017 Jeff Menapace

Narrator: Gary Tiedemann
Length: 23 hrs and 28 mins
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Ship with No Name: Mission 9

2 ratings

Summary

You can't own a warship and still think small. With the capture of the Eye of Ra, Esper and her friends discover that small problems have started looking too small. When a plague breaks out on the occupied planet of Meyang, she decides it's time to see what her new ship and crew are capable of. However, the situation is more complicated than they counted on. Not only does the occupying force not want them there, the azrin living on Meyang are none too keen on interference from outsiders. But never let it be said that Esper wasn't willing to help those who refused to be helped. Ship with No Name is the ninth mission of Black Ocean: Mercy for Hire, set in the Black Ocean Universe. It continues the saga of the galaxy's sweetest bounty hunter and her loyal sidekick (who is not a dog) and introduces a colorful cast for new and returning fans alike.  Fans of vigilante justice and heroes who exemplify the word will love this series.

©2019 J.S. Morin (P)2020 J.S. Morin

Narrator: Mikael Naramore
Author: J.S. Morin
Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
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Blood and Chaos

Summary

She was the puppet. He pulled the strings.  Now the death toll is rising - what could this mean?  It was all a game…of feelings…of pain.  Death is just an illusion, or so they say.  She was just a pawn on a piece of his demented board. But there's only one question left to settle the score: Can dead people really stay dead?

©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Author: S.M. Soto
Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
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Arctic Fury

3 ratings

Summary

A dozen women join a secret 1850s Arctic expedition - and a sensational murder trial unfolds when some of them don't come back. Eccentric Lady Jane Franklin makes an outlandish offer to adventurer Virginia Reeve: take a dozen women, trek into the Arctic, and find her husband's lost expedition. Four parties have failed to find him, and Lady Franklin wants a radical new approach: put the women in charge.  A year later, Virginia stands trial for murder. Survivors of the expedition willing to publicly support her sit in the front row. There are only five. What happened out there on the ice?  Set against the unforgiving backgdrop of one of the world's most inhospitable locations, USA Today best-sellng author Greer Macallister uses the true story of Lady Jane Franklin's tireless attempts to find her husband's lost expedition as a jumping-off point to spin a tale of bravely, intrigue, perseverance and hope. 

©2020 Greer Macallister (P)2020 Recorded Books

Narrator: Eva Kaminsky
Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
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Farmingdale

Summary

Tex Waco is a Texas oil billionaire who heads up the group of rich Texas vigilantes known as the Texas Twelve. Some drug dealing criminals, with connections that reach into the highest levels of government, make the fatal mistake of killing a friend of Tex Waco. Tex and his group of men waste no time in giving the criminals a lethal dose of 45-caliber Texas justice.

©2012 Larry Hill (P)2019 Larry Hill

Narrator: Larry A. Brewer
Author: Larry Hill
Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
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The Cartel 2: Tale of the Murda Mamas

2 ratings

Summary

Diamonds are forever - or are they? The Cartel runs Miami, and loyalty to their organization runs deep, but when someone breaks the rules, things may be beyond repair. A snitch in the crew has dismantled the notorious Cartel, and now disloyalty threatens to tear the family apart. Young Carter is in the fight for his life as he faces drug kingpin charges due to the treachery of his best friend, Ace. Kidnapping, murder, deception, and seduction fill this thrilling sequel. Will Zyir find out that Breeze is still alive? Will Mecca be exposed as his brother’s killer? Is Miamor dead or alive? Ashley and JaQuavis are back with The Cartel 2. Their twisted tale of deceit will have you on the edge of your seat, trying to figure out what happens next. Ashley & JaQuavis are the New York Times best-selling duo responsible for the popular Cartel series. They live in Flint, Michigan, where they are working on future projects.

©2009 Ashley & JaQuavis (P)2012 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
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A Mortal Curiosity

Summary

Lizzie Martin, lady's companion, has been sent from London to the New Forest to comfort a young woman whose baby has tragically died. A sad enough task, but things take an even darker turn when a rat-catcher is found murdered, and the young woman is discovered beside the body, crying and covered in blood. Not knowing where else to turn, Lizzie calls upon her friend Inspector Ben Ross to solve the horrific crime.

©2008 Ann Granger (P)2011 W F Howes Ltd

Author: Ann Granger
Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
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The Dark Net

6 ratings

Summary

In this important and revealing book, Jamie Bartlett takes us deep into the digital underworld and presents an extraordinary look at the Internet we don't know. Beginning with the rise of the Internet and the conflicts and battles that defined its early years, Bartlett reports on trolls, pornographers, drug dealers, hackers, political extremists, Bitcoin programmers, and vigilantes - and puts a human face on those who have many reasons to stay anonymous. Rich with historical research and revelatory reporting, The Dark Net is an unprecedented, eye-opening look at a world that doesn't want to be known.

©2015 Jamie Bartlett (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: Matt Bates
Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
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Arsene Lupin Versus Herlock Sholmes

Summary

First published in 1910, this new Cyanide Publishing edition contains the original text as well as background articles including: Maurice LeBlanc, Formidable Fiction in France Maurice LeBlanc, A Bibliography The Gentleman Thief, A Suave and Sophisticated Criminal Arsene Lupin comes up against a worthy adversary - the British detective Herlock Sholmes. Visit www.CyanidePublishing.com to download your free crime/mystery starter library.

©2017 Cyanide Publishing (P)2017 Cyanide Publishing

Narrator: James Mawson
Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
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Stilleleg

Summary

Nora Sand er rejst til Thailand for at træne kickboksning og få de hjemlige problemer lidt på afstand, da hun hører om et voldsomt drab hjemme i England. Snart sender avisen Globalt hende til den lille provinsby Toppingham, hvor en politimand er blevet brutalt halshugget med en krumsabel. En videooptagelse er lagt på nettet, og alt tyder på terror. Men efterhånden som Nora graver dybere i sagen, opdager hun, at byen gemmer på en mørk og hjerteskærende hemmelighed, som selv myndighederne gør alt, hvad de kan, for at dække over. En hemmelighed, som nogen er parat til at slå ihjel for - igen og igen."Stilleleg" er fjerde bind i Nora Sand-serien. De tidligere bøger har solgt over 100.000 eksemplarer herhjemme og udkommer i 16 lande. Lone Theils (f. 1971) er journalist og har blandt andet været korrespondent for Politiken. Hun har været bosat i London i mange år, men bor nu i Danmark, hvor hun arbejder som fuldtidsforfatter og freelancejournalist. Blandt andet er hun kommentator på TV2.

©2019 Lindhardt og Ringhof (P)2019 Lindhardt og Ringhof

Narrator: Sara Qvist
Author: Lone Theils
Length: 11 hrs
Available on Audible
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The Other Victim

Summary

A brand-new detective mystery from number one best-selling author Helen H. Durrant. Ronald Potter is found dead on the kitchen floor of a house he was about to show a client around. Ronald led a blameless life, and Detective Matt Brindle and the team cannot find any motive for his murder.   But an intensive search of the property leads to a very disturbing discovery in the cellar.  Meanwhile, a young mother is being held captive by someone who will stop at nothing to get the information they want.   DI Matt Brindle discovers connections to organised crime and a sleazy nightclub. Can he expose the villains before any more people die?   This is a detective mystery full of twists and turns, with a stunning edge-of-your-seat ending.   If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Mel Sherratt, Ruth Rendell or Mark Billingham, you will enjoy this exciting new crime fiction writer.  

©2019 Helen Durrant (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Tim Bentinck
Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
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Certain Dark Things

Summary

From Silvia Moreno-Garcia, the New York Times best-selling author of Mexican Gothic, comes Certain Dark Things, a pulse-pounding neo-noir that reimagines vampire lore. Welcome to Mexico City, an oasis in a sea of vampires. Domingo, a lonely garbage-collecting street kid, is just trying to survive its heavily policed streets when a jaded vampire on the run swoops into his life. Atl, the descendant of Aztec blood drinkers, is smart, beautiful, and dangerous. Domingo is mesmerized. Atl needs to quickly escape the city, far from the rival narco-vampire clan relentlessly pursuing her. Her plan doesn’t include Domingo, but little by little, Atl finds herself warming up to the scrappy young man and his undeniable charm. As the trail of corpses stretches behind her, local cops and crime bosses both start closing in. Vampires, humans, cops, and criminals collide in the dark streets of Mexico City. Do Atl and Domingo even stand a chance of making it out alive? Or will the city devour them all? A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Nightfire

©2021 Silvia Moreno-Garcia (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Aida Reluzco
Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
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Guard Me

1 rating

Summary

She was a tiny little lamb who claimed my heart with one fearful look. I was her captor, the man responsible for breaking her, for preparing her for auction. She was taken, plucked right off the street, and brought to me to be sold at the next auction. Rescuing her from my men was never part of the deal, and neither was bringing her up to my room. Yet, night after night I did this, refusing to give up the way she made me feel. When I’m with her I feel less like a monster. I can remember the man I used to be before the mob got to me, before all the bad tainted my soul. But wanting her is forbidden and keeping her unthinkable. If they find out what I’m doing they’ll kill both of us.  And still...I want to save her. I want to love her. I want to cherish her. When the time comes, will I be able to let her go? Or will I risk both our lives for a love that I may not deserve?

©2019 by J. L. Beck and C. Hallman (P)2020 by Blackstone Publishing

Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
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Osiris' labyrint

Summary

Fjerde og sidste bog i Sussmans serie af arkæologiske krimier har ligesom forgængerne et hæsblæsende plot på tværs af adskillige kontinenter og flere tusinde år. I den armenske katedral i Jerusalem er journalisten Rivka Kleinberg blevet stranguleret med en garrotte. Kriminalinspektør Arieh Ben-Roi leder efterforskningen i felten, og han finder hurtigt ud af, at hendes reportager gennem årene har skaffet hende mange fjender på halsen.

Trådene fører Ben-Roi fra Jerusalems gamle bydel til den russiske mafia, til trafficking, til multinationale selskaber og til magtfulde interesser både i Egypten og i Israel. Men efterforskningen sætter sig først for alvor i bevægelse, da han opdager en forbindelse til arkæologiske udgravninger i 1930’erne og til en labyrintisk mine i Egyptens østlige ørken, hvor faraonerne i sin tid hentede deres guld. Og han må have assistance fra sin egyptiske kollega Yusuf Khalifa fra Luxor Politi.

Gamle Sussman-entusiaster vil genkende Ben-Roi og Khalifa fra de tidligere bøger, men nye læsere kan sagtens stige på her.

©2017 Gyldendal. Translated by Ninna Brenøe (P)2017 Gyldendal

Narrator: Torben Sekov
Author: Paul Sussman
Length: 26 hrs and 6 mins
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The Darkling Halls of Ivy

Summary

In recent years, colleges and universities have become known for their "trigger warnings" and "safe spaces" - but as the 18 authors who penned stories for this powerful new anthology can tell you, there's plenty of danger still lurking behind the stolid stonework, leather-bound volumes, and thickets of ivy. Award-winning editor Lawrence Block has assembled a who's who of literary luminaries and turned them loose on the world of academia, where petty rivalries and grand betrayals inflame relations between professors and students, deans, and donors. From Ian Rankin to Joe Lansdale, Seanan McGuire to David Morrell, each author reveals the dark truths and buried secrets that make institutions of higher learning such a hotbed of controversy. You'll encounter plagiarism, sexual misconduct, and brutal competition - not to mention secret societies, cover-ups of murder, and one near-future course of study that makes The Handmaid's Tale look like Mother Goose. So: collect your supplies, plan your schedule, and prepare to pull an all-nighter, because The Darkling Halls of Ivy is required listening. Contains mature themes.  Lawrence Block; copyright 2020 by David Morrell (“Requiem for a Homecoming”); copyright 2020 by Reed Farrel Coleman (“An Even Three”); copyright 2020 by Jane Hamilton (“Writing Maeve Dubinsky”); copyright 2020 by Warren Moore (“Alt-AC”); copyright 2020 by David Levien (“Einstein’s Sabbath”); copyright 2020 by Bizarre Hands, LLC (“The Degree”); copyright 2020 by A. J. Hartley (“Rounded with a Sleep”); copyright 2020 by Ian Rankin (“The Reasoners”); copyright 2020 by Tom Straw (“Noise Cancellation”); copyright 2020 by Xu Xi (S Komala) (“Monkey in Residence”); copyright 1996 by Peter Lovesey (“Bertie and the Boat Race”); copyright 2020 by Owen King (“That Golden Way”); copyright 2020 by Gar Anthony Haywood (“With Footnotes and References”); copyright 2020 by Nicholas Christopher (“Penelope McCoy”); copyright 2020 by Jill D. Block (“Tess and Julie, Julie and Tess”); copyright 2020 by John Lescroart (“Why Didn’t She Tell”); copyright 2020 by Seanan McGuire (“Foundational Education”); copyright 2020 by Tod Goldberg (“Goon #4”)

©2020 Lawrence Block (P)2020 Tantor

Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
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A Hat Rack in a Snake Farm

Summary

In real life, no one tells you what is happening. You pick “the truth” up by combining tidbits of information, gossip, newspaper fillers, rumor, confidential memos, telephone messages, fake news and maybe-fake-news-but-who-knows. A Hat Rack in a Snake Farm is written as a collection of the above which, together, reveal the story. This is an on-the-ground look at what happens when there are millions of public dollars "for the taking" and the corporate hyenas gather. It’s a tale of ongoing fraud, deceit, duplicity, doublespeak, treachery, and trickery which is pretty much the way it really is.

©2020 Steven Levi (P)2021 Steven Levi

Narrator: Deborah Bernard
Author: Steven Levi
Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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The House on Lonely Street

Summary

The slums of Dublin are a lonely place for Katherine Donovan. Her father is one of the most hated men in the district, notorious for his viciousness. Her one friend is eight-year-old Ceppi, as much an emotional orphan as 18-year-old Katherine. When her father is murdered in the unrest surrounding the docker's strike, Katherine, fearing for her life, flees to Liverpool with her father's money, taking Ceppi with her. She finds a refuge for herself and Ceppi with the Moore family, until the eldest Moore boy's unnatural interest in Ceppi convinces Katherine that they must move on. Using the last of her money to rent a ramshackle lodging house, she discovers to her horror that one of her tenants is not the respectable salesman he claims to be. She is harbouring an murderer, abortionist, and disgraced doctor, a man who is threatening her safety and that of the little girl she promised to protect....

©2001 Lyn Andrews (P)2012 Headline Digital

Narrator: Anne Dover
Author: Lyn Andrews
Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
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Papercuts

Summary

Through world wars and civil strife, the Bangor Express has never missed an issue, but now it is losing money, and Rob Cullen has absolutely no idea that he's the man to save it. It's been a long time since Rob had a real story to get his teeth into...just as well then that he can rely on the Express crew to back him up. They're like a family. A dysfunctional, highly unpopular and poverty-stricken family.

©2016 Colin Bateman (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd

Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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McGlue

Summary

The debut novella from one of contemporary fiction's most exciting young voices, now in a new edition. Salem, Massachusetts, 1851: McGlue is in the hold, still too drunk to be sure of name or situation or orientation - he may have killed a man. That man may have been his best friend. Intolerable memory accompanies sobriety.  A-sail on the high seas of literary tradition, Ottessa Moshfegh gives us a nasty, heartless blackguard on a knife-sharp voyage through the fogs of recollection. They said I've done something wrong? And they've just left me down here to starve. They'll see this inanition and be so damned they'll fall to my feet and pass up hot cross buns slathered in fresh butter and beg I forgive them. All of them...the entire world one by one. Like a good priest, I'll pat their heads and nod. I'll dunk my skull into a barrel of gin.

©2019 Ottessa Moshfegh (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
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Overgrebet

Summary

Overgrebet er en rå og hjerteskærende roman om en kvinde, hvis liv bliver slået dramatisk ud af kurs efter en voldtægt. Debutanten Inés Bayard blev nomineret til Prix Goncourt for sin foruroligende roman om konsekvenserne af et overgreb, der på katastrofal vis leder en kvinde til at gøre det utænkelige. En vigtig og stærk bog, som er umulig ikke at blive berørt af.Marie er lykkeligt gift, tredive år, hun elsker sin mand Laurent og deres liv sammen i Paris. Hun er glad for sit arbejde og drømmer om at blive mor. Alt kører på skinner og ser lyst ud. Lige indtil den regnvejrsdag, hvor hendes chef tilbyder at give hende et lift, og han voldtager hende i sin bil.Selv om Marie er ved at drukne i skyld og skam, beslutter hun sig for ikke at sige noget til nogen og holde på sin hemmelighed i ensomhed. Men da hun opdager, at hun er gravid, begynder en langsom nedstigning i mørket og vanviddet."En usædvanlig stærk bog." - Le Figaro"En fuldstændig kompromisløs roman." - Le Quotidien"Beskriver troværdigt en kvindes fysiske og psykiske smerte." - L‘Express Inès Bayard er 26 år. Overgrebet er hendes første roman og nomineret til Prix Goncourt 2018.

©2019 Lindhardt og Ringhof. Translated by Mette Olesen (P)2019 Lindhardt og Ringhof

Narrator: Sara Qvist
Author: Inès Bayard
Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
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Ugly Truth

Summary

The latest crime thriller from best-selling author Kerry Barnes.

©2019 Kerry Barnes (P)2020 W. F. Howes Ltd

Narrator: Annie Aldington
Author: Kerry Barnes
Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
Available on Audible
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Coffee & Cigarettes: Pulp-Noir-Short Stories

Summary

This is the 2nd book in a series of Pulp Noir.

The rich history of Pulp stories are pure Americana. Written like a script from Film Noir movie, you are to be transported to a time in the 30's, 40's or 50's, where the liquor flowed freely and there was always a Crosley radio playing in some room off in the distance. The stories don't always end on a high note, or even end at all. The magic of a Pulp Noir short story is that the listener is supposed to wonder what comes next. After the last word on the page, the story for the characters moves on long after the final sentence. Unless the character is lying face down in a pool of blood or off to the clink. The listener is to guess as to what happens next and what came before.

Pulp Noir is more about a small slice or life, a moment in time, and usually a dark one. So please enjoy. Pour yourself a nice warm drink, dim the lights...conjure up in your consciousness; Femme Fatales, handguns, seedy bars, bad luck, thieves, scoundrels, a book of matches, a pack of Pall Mall's, low lighting, and definitely everything in glorious black and white.

©2018 Eric Leckey (P)2019 Eric Leckey

Narrator: Bill Nevitt
Author: Eric Leckey
Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
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Angel of Death

Summary

A serial killer stalks Chicago. A gorgeous cop is on his trail. And someone else is watching, someone who will decide who lives...and who dies. The Angel of Death for Chicago makes sure all his souls meet a fitting end. But when a gruesome serial killer strikes, the Angel must make a startling choice. He falls in love with the cop on the killer's trail, and has to choose between divinity and humanity. But to do that he must face the biggest terror of all - who he really is. Award-winning US author J. Robert King calls his books "metaphysical suspense" - don’t worry, that just means they blow your imagination apart while at the same time freezing your blood.

©2010 J. Robert King (P)2014 Audible Studios

Narrator: Andy Caploe
Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
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The Devil to Pay

Summary

When Hollywood bigwig Solly Spaeth is murdered, thousands cheer. He is a most popular corpse, for Solly's stock manipulations have ruined many, including his partner. A cut-and-dried case - or so it appears. Enter master detective Ellery Queen, whose embarrassing questions uncover a maze of conflicting alibis and motives, and ultimately reveal a deadly face lurking beneath the glittering mask of Tinseltown.

©2013 Ellery Queen (P)2013 Blackstone Audiobooks

Narrator: Robert Fass
Author: Ellery Queen
Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
Available on Audible
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Carl Weber Presents: Hood Misfits, Volume 3

Summary

Never underestimate a misfit.... All Enzo aka Shawn Banks, and Bianca "Angel" Smith wanted to do was leave the evidence of their old life behind them, but the past always has a way of coming back to haunt you. When International King Pin, Damien Orlando, was taken down, the streets of Atlanta thought DOA's reign of terror was over, but sometimes even tied up ends can unravel. Step into the underworld of the NFL, where E.N.G.A takes on a whole new meaning, especially for Angel and Enzo. Neither one of them will be prepared for what happens when murder and mayhem takes to the streets of the ATL once again and pulls them in head first. Player steps back into the E.N.G.A world where both Enzo and Angel will see how far some will go to further their agenda.

©2015 Brick & Storm (P)2015 Recorded Books

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Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
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Le Pape, le Kid et l'Iroquois

3 ratings

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D'un côté, le Bourbon Kid, tenant du titre de tueur en série le plus impitoyable et le plus mystérieux que la terre ait jamais porté. De l'autre, avec plus d'une centaine de victimes à son actif, l'Iroquois, blouson de cuir rouge, masque d'Halloween surmonté d'une crête, challenger et sérieux prétendant au titre. Le combat s'annonce terrible. Dans les coulisses : une organisation gouvernementale américaine spécialisée dans les opérations fantômes, une nonne, un sosie d'Elvis, quelques Hells Angels et une cible de choix pour nos psychopathes frénétiques : le pape, en voyage secret aux États-Unis. Sur la musique de Grease, nous vous convions au spectacle littéraire le plus déjanté de la décennie. >> Ce livre audio en version intégrale vous est proposé en exclusivité par Audible et est uniquement disponible en téléchargement.

©2014 Bourbon Kid / Sonatine (P)2018 Audible Studios

Author: anonyme
Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
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Behind Blue Skies: Mission 2

1 rating

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Laying low isn’t supposed to work this way. Esper and Kubu take an outlaw vacation to a remote planet whose tiny colony seems idyllic. It’s far enough for the Convocation wizards dogging them to lose their trail. The plan is simple: Stay out of trouble, let the heat die down, and slink back quietly to civilized space. But these two aren’t good at keeping out of trouble. Before long, they’re exposed to the rotten core beneath this purported utopia. Bitter feuds lurk just below the surface. Feigned friendships mask deadly rivalries. Cliques control what passes for a government on the colony. And when a good man finds himself in the cross hairs of a conspiracy to run him off the planet...well, you’ve probably guessed it by now. Esper steps in and takes a stand. Because what good is vigilante justice if it’s left to amateurs? Behind Blue Skies is the second mission of Black Ocean: Mercy for Hire. Set in the Black Ocean Universe, it continues the saga of the galaxy's sweetest bounty hunter and her loyal sidekick (who is not a dog!) and introduces a colorful cast for new and returning listeners alike. Fans of vigilante justice and heroes who exemplify the word will love this series. Rescue your copy today!

©2018 J.S. Morin (P)2018 J.S. Morin

Narrator: Mikael Naramore
Author: J.S. Morin
Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
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Sea of Bones

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Set on the Moray coast in Scotland, Sea of Bones is a tense, upmarket thriller.   Juliet is used to wielding power and influence in her line of work, but when her beloved niece dies, she finds herself powerless in the face of her grief and has doubts over the coroner’s report of suicide. She travels back to her family’s remote coastal home where Beth was found. As Juliet delves deeper into the investigation, her personal and professional lives collide, and she unwittingly finds herself pitted against dangerous opposition who seem intent on silencing her.  In order to expose the truth behind her niece's death, Juliet must face the fact that nobody in her life is who she previously thought them to be - including herself.   Gripping, beautifully written and hauntingly atmospheric, Sea of Bones has a distinctive sense of place and atmosphere, a compelling, intelligent, emotionally complex female lead and a subtle feminist undertone.

©2019 Deborah O'Donoghue (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
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Twisted

2 ratings

Summary

Lost. Stolen. Forgotten...until the Alphabits step in. A Team A.L.P.H.A. spinoff series. Patton Ryder has always taken pride in the differences between him and his twin brother, Ozzy. But now that Ozzy is mated and has a growing family, Patton is starting to realize that maybe being completely different isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Axel Wilson is extremely protective of his former street crew, a bunch of child thieves who are under the care of his mentor, Saul Hagin. But Saul is dead, and Saul’s mate Ira has dollar signs where his heart should be. Not knowing what else to do, Axel makes a call for help, not realizing that his problem is going to land smack dab in front of the Alphabits, and drop him right on top of his true mate’s lap. Just because they’re mates doesn’t mean Patton trusts the former thief, but the more they dig into the case and Axel’s past, the more he realizes that Axel has a giant heart full of love that has never been returned the way it ought to. But that gentle heart might be forever scarred if they can’t rescue the kids from Ira’s cold machinations soon enough. The Alphabits aren’t vigilantes. These former soldiers and officers of the law have to do things by the book - even when it tears them apart to do so. But once all their ducks are in a row, the bad guys had better beware! You do not want this team of protective alphas on your tail. This is the fifth in the Alphabits series, and should be read in order for maximum enjoyment. You can expect to find naughty, knotty scenes of steamy passion, along with a lot of potty-mouth language and some violence. Be ready for a go-go dancing snow leopard, the rolliest and polliest of hedgehogs, and the first appearance of a vortex in the Team ALPHA world. HEA definitely included, intended for 18+ readers only. Seriously, would you expect anything less from Susi Hawke and Crista Crown?

©2019 Susi Hawke and Crista Crown (P)2019 Susi Hawke and Crista Crown

Narrator: John Solo
Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
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Treu bis in den Tod

Summary

Inspektor Brewster sitzt in der Klemme. Mimi Rutherfurt muss den Mörder schnappen, bevor Brewster seinen Job verliert. Doch die Leiche eines Mannes aus dem Waldsee wirft Fragen auf. Unauffällig und zurückgezogen, so war er bekannt. Doch je länger die Ermittlungen andauern, umso deutlicher wird, dass alles anders zu sein scheint. Wie soll Mimi dem Täter auf die Spur kommen?

©2018 Maritim Verlag, a Division of Skyscore Media GmbH (P)2018 Maritim Verlag, a Division of Skyscore Media GmbH

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Sailor & Lula

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On the 20th anniversary of the publication of Barry Gifford's international best seller, Wild at Heart, as well as the anniversary of the Palme d'Or–winning film adaptation by director David Lynch, Sailor & Lula: The Complete Novels presents all of the novels and novellas that comprise the saga of Sailor Ripley and Lula Pace Fortune, "the Romeo and Juliet of the South": Wild at Heart, Perdita Durango (also made into a feature film), Sailor’s Holiday, Sultans of Africa, Consuelo’s Kiss, Bad Day for the Leopard Man, and The Imagination of the Heart.

©2010 Barry Gifford (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Eva Kaminsky
Length: 18 hrs and 52 mins
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Carl Weber's Five Families of New York

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While most young people are just getting their footing in life, 24-year-old Bryshon "Boogie" Tolliver is already being groomed to be a boss by his father, Barry Tolliver. At first, he's not so sure he wants to take his father's place in the family business. He has dreams of being the most prominent chef in New York. However, things change when Barry is murdered in cold blood and everything he built is left at Boogie's feet. Gone are those chef dreams, replaced with a new resolve to prove himself worthy of upholding his father's legacy. Boogie takes his rightful place at the table of the Five Families of New York and is quickly taken under the wing of Caesar, the head of the organization. Known as The Godfather's Godfather, Caesar shows Boogie what it takes to be a boss. The deeper in Boogie gets, the more obsessed he becomes with finding his father's murderer. When all signs point to the person Boogie knows is untouchable, he'll do anything to even the score, even if it costs him his seat at the table.

©2021 C.N. Phillips (P)2021 Recorded Books Inc.

Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
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Norwegian by Night

12 ratings

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Sheldon Horowitz - 82 years old, impatient, and unreasonable - is staying with his granddaughter's family in Norway when he disappears with a stranger's child. Sheldon is an ex-Marine, and he feels responsible for his son's death in Vietnam. Recently widowed and bereft, he talks to the ghosts of his past constantly. To Norway's cops, Sheldon is just an old man who is coming undone at the end of a long and hard life. But Sheldon is clear in his own mind. He'd heard the boy's eastern European mother being murdered, and he's determined to protect the child from the killer and his Balkan gang. With an endearing combination of dexterity and daring, Sheldon manages to elude the police in what is hostile, foreign territory for him. But what he doesn't know is that the police and the gang both know where he's heading. Norwegian by Night is the last adventure of a man coming to terms with the tragedy of his own life as he tries to save another's. It combines laconic, deadpan humour, moral seriousness, visceral grief, and narrative tensions in a remarkable way - and Sheldon, in particular, is about to become a famous fictional hero.

©2012 Derek B. Miller (P)2013 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Narrator: Sean Mangan
Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
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Wahrheit gegen Wahrheit

Summary

Wie entscheidest du dich, wenn deine Ehe dein Land gefährdet? Vivian Miller ist Spionageabwehr-Analystin bei der CIA. Mithilfe eines speziellen Algorithmus will sie ein Netzwerk russischer Spione in den USA enttarnen. Nun gelingt ihr der Zugriff auf den Computer eines russischen Agentenbetreuers. Auf eine Datei mit fünf Fotos: allesamt "Schläfer", die auf amerikanischem Boden operieren. Nur einen Klick weiter, und alles, was ihr wichtig ist - ihre Kinder, ihre Ehe, ihr Job - ist plötzlich in Gefahr. Vivian hat geschworen, ihr Land gegen alle inneren und äußeren Feinde zu schützen. Was aber, wenn ihre Beziehung ihr eigenes Land gefährdet? Ist sie bereit, das letzte Opfer zu bringen?

©2018 btb Verlag. Übersetzung von Stefanie Retterbusch (P)2018 der Hörverlag

Narrator: Rubina Nath
Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
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Nobody's Angel

1 rating

Summary

Chicago cabbie Eddie Miles isn’t looking for trouble. He’s just trying to get through another tough night in a dangerous city. When he stumbles on a teenage prostitute left for dead, he finds himself unable to turn away. 

"Nobody's Angel doesn't contain a wasted word or a false note...its real beauty lies in Eddie's bittersweet existence and the special romance and danger of the cabdriver's life.” (Washington Post)

“The cynical, melancholy cabbie point of view is perfect for this kind of neon-lit, noir-tinged, saxophone-scored prose poem, and Clark hits all the right notes.” (Booklist)

“Nobody’s Angel is a powerhouse of a book, a genuine work of noir and one of the best books of the year.... Clark does something truly remarkable in a mystery novel here. Much like in the great HBO series The Wire, Clark chronicles the collapse of America’s industrial base and its impact upon both our cities and the intractable problem of race in America through the story of an ordinary man.... This is an incredible book that you will not soon forget.” (Bookreporter.com)

©2010 Jack Clark (P)2019 Jack Clark

Narrator: Peter Lerman
Author: Jack Clark
Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
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Misled

Summary

Megan "Meggie" Foy has had a tough life. Her home life is nothing as it seems. Living with her mother and stepfather is a complete nightmare. They seem to have the perfect little family, but appearances can be deceiving and monsters are closer than you think. When her body and mind can take no more abuse at the hands of her stepfather, Meggie finally decides to run, hoping her father, MC President of the Death Dwellers' Joseph "Boss" Foy, can save her and rescue her terrified mother from the clutches of her step-monster, before it's too late for them. Christopher "Outlaw" Caldwell deals in a world of violence, sex, drugs, and crudity. As current president of the Death Dwellers' MC, he presides over a club in chaos after the death of their longtime president and his mentor, Joseph "Boss" Foy. Outlaw is trying to keep everything with the club in his control. What happens when more trouble arises in the form of a blonde-haired, 18-year-old beauty with the same eyes as his former mentor? Meggie discovers her daddy is gone and now there may be no one to save her and her mother. How will she feel when she finds out the man who killed him is the man she's falling in love with? Can Outlaw get past his demons to truly find love with Meggie and peace with the death of Boss Foy? Alliances will be made, loyalties tested, lives will be lost, but will love conquer all in the world of bikers and revenge? Warning: For mature audiences only. Contains physical abuse, violence, rape, and excessive profanity.

©2014 Kathryn Kelly (P)2017 Kathryn Kelly

Narrator: Samuel Valor
Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
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Below the Line

1 rating

Summary

He's no saint. Owen "X" Gallow has never known a real home. Groomed by the streets, he now has a life with the Devil's Due MC that gives him the only comfort he has ever known. Family comes by blood and by choice. All Owen has left is his by selection. He keeps his circle close and doesn't care to have a future. She's not afraid to call herself a sinner. Hadley Combs doesn't ask questions, and she has never had anyone to cover her back. She was born alone and will die alone, or, at least, that's how she views her life. In order to get by, she has a job to do - get them off and get herself paid, no talking necessary. The life of a hooker isn't easy, but she gets by. However, danger climbs in her bed. Will Owen find a way to let Hadley in? When faced with the dangers of her lifestyle, will Hadley let Owen and his brothers keep her safe? Love, hate, anger, and passion collide as the time comes, and the devil demands his due.

©2017 Chelsea Camaron (P)2017 Tantor

Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
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Bats in the Belfry

1 rating

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Bruce Attleton dazzled London’s literary scene with his first two novels, but his early promise did not bear fruit. His wife, Sybilla, is a glittering actress, unforgiving of Bruce’s failure, and the couple lead separate lives in their house at Regent’s Park.  When Bruce is called away on a sudden trip to Paris, he vanishes completely until his suitcase and passport are found in a sinister artist’s studio, the Belfry, in a crumbling house in Notting Hill, and Inspector Macdonald must uncover Bruce’s secrets.  This intricate mystery from a classic writer is set in a superbly evoked London of the 1930s.

©2018 Estate of E.C.R. Lorac (P)2018 Isis Publishing Ltd

Narrator: David Thorpe
Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
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Kissyman & the Gentleman

1 rating

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New York City, 1946. No one knows his real name, but when the job is too dirty, too dangerous, they call Kissyman.

Once an elite Nazi SS commando, an honorable soldier, a taker of lives. When he was assigned to Dachau and saw what he was actually fighting for, he went AWOL and ran as far away as he could - to America. He still makes his living with a gun, but he no longer kills for his country. Now, he kills for cash.

A dashing, high-profile bodyguard known as “The Gentleman” is hired to protect Beth Copenhaver, an up-and-coming Hollywood starlet. When a man named Mathis Wrenn surfaces from Beth's past and threatens her life, the Gentleman hires Kissyman to make Mr. Wrenn see the error of his ways.

It should be a simple job, but there is far more to the connection between Wrenn and Beth than the bombshell lets on. She's starring in a new movie with John Wayne called Western Dawn. As the premier approaches, Kissyman has to get to Wrenn before Wrenn can get to Beth.

Kissyman & the Gentleman is two-fisted, nonstop noir action that draws you deep into the murderous world of this most unlikely hero.

©2019 Empty Set Entertainment (P)2019 Empty Set Entertainment

Narrator: Ray Porter
Author: Scott Sigler
Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
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Il est des hommes qui se perdront toujours

Summary

Il est des hommes est un roman noir, au sens où il ambitionne de dire quelque chose du monde social, de sa dureté, de sa folie, de sa barbarie. Un roman qui se confronte aux forces du mal, qui raconte l'enfance dévastée, l'injustice, le sida, la drogue, la violence dans une cité de Marseille entre les années 80 et 2000. Le narrateur, Karel, est un garçon des quartiers Nord. Il grandit dans la cité Antonin Artaud, cité fictive adossée au massif de l'Étoile et flanquée d'un bidonville, "le passage 50", habité par des gitans sédentarisés. Karel vit avec sa sœur Hendricka et son petit frère Mohand, infirme. Ils essaient de survivre à leur enfance, entre maltraitance, toxicomanie, pauvreté des parents, et indifférence des institutions.

©2020 Editions P.O.L. (P)2021 Editions Gallimard

Narrator: Félix Moati
Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
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A Chance of Rain

Summary

Agent Nicholas Grafton has a plan. To use a convicted criminal to catch other criminals and he thinks he’s chosen the perfect candidate.

Cera Raine went to prison for the murder of her father. Intelligent, beautiful, and resourceful, Cera could have done it but claims she didn’t. Intrigued by Grafton’s proposal she takes it, even with its condition - that she wear a bomb around her neck. Once out, she will do whatever she has to, to get him to trust her, even take down a drug operation plaguing the streets of Central City.

©2015 Sonnet O'Dell (P)2019 Sonnet O'Dell

Narrator: Claire Nicholls
Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
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All the Lies: The Complete Trilogy

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Contains the complete All the Lies trilogy. All the Lies, book 1  To save my job, I have to interview a reclusive writer who doesn’t want to be found. When I find him, I realize that he is the arrogant and gorgeous stranger who is the only one who knows the truth about that night. He agrees to speak under one condition: everything he says is off the record.  He has secrets of his own. But something happens between us. His touch ignites a spark. His eyes make me weak at the knees. I can’t pull away. This is wrong. This will ruin everything. But he looks at me in that way that no one has ever looked at me before and I can’t say no.... All the Secrets, book 2  One week with him and I get what I want: the story of my career. What happens when I say no? He thinks that the reason that I left is that I don’t want him. Nothing could be further from the truth. He thinks I was insulted. He’s wrong. I have a fire in my body that burns just for him. Still, I leave. But I have to write this story to save my job. It won’t be published for a while, and I’ll have time to convince him to go on the record. At least, that’s what I think.  Then the article comes out and he shows up at my house. He’s angry. I’m mad. What happens when that fire between us starts to ignite? What happens when he pulls me close and doesn’t let go?  All the Doubts, book 3  I’m a liar. I’ve been lying for so long that it’s all I can do anymore. My name isn’t what she thinks either. I got a new identity and a new life because my old one was going to get me killed. That’s why I don’t do interviews. That’s why I don’t show my face on social media. But when Emma’s magazine article comes out everything changes.  They’re coming for me. It's all a matter of time. If I want to save myself, I have to disappear again. But what can I do if they go after her?

©2020, 2021 Charlotte Byrd (P)2021 Podium Audio

Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
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Scarpete Stories

Summary

Scarpete Stories is set in southern Alabama. It is the tale of A. J. Waters, a man whose life has spiraled so out of control and disconnected that he creates a fictional detective to first moderate, then inhabit, and finally subsume that life. The detective, Scarpete, is left to try and find some explanation for the necessity of his existence. With nothing but a bundle of scrawled pages on a series of legal pads, Scarpete investigates the life and death of the author who created him. Within those pages, he vacillates between narrator to muse to antagonist to protagonist. He coaxes A.J. to murder a recalcitrant Mobile editor, searches for an alleged child predator, solves the pitiful "crime" of a sign-altering prankster in the tony eastern shore city of Fairhope, and evokes the confession of a Virginia fugitive hiding out as a Mobile late night radio talk show host. The dissolution of A.J's marriage, family, and life is revealed piece by piece, first as an exercise in therapeutic counseling suggested by his ex. Then, as the exercise frustrates both doctor and patient, he retreats to the only place he knows where he might ask the necessary questions, might even find necessary answers, turning himself into a third-person character in the story, while the lines between reality and fiction, between author and character collide, intersect, then dissolve.

©2017 Joe Formichella (P)2017 Joe Formichella

Narrator: Joe Formichella
Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
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Carl Weber's Kingpins: St. Louis

Summary

The untimely death of St. Louis kingpin King David has left a vacuum in the underworld. He leaves behind his vast empire to his surviving heirs, David Jr. and Davita. Born barely one year apart, they were raised in very different worlds. David Jr. is college educated. His mother always pushed him to do the best he could, so he could one day legitimize and run the East St. Louis crime family. She thinks she's above and beyond the game. All she wants is the money that she believes she and her son are due. Davita, born to and of the streets, was also raised by a money-loving momma, but her mother taught her a different set of rules. Davita has been raised to use anybody and everything to get that money by any means necessary. She has embraced the business of the streets, and she is ready to ascend to the throne that her father has unexpectedly left behind. The question remains: Will the family ties that bind keep the families together, or will sex, greed, drugs, and their mothers' divisive ways tear it all to hell, bringing St. Louis down with them? David Jr. and Davita have decisions to make!

©2016 Keisha Ervin (P)2016 Recorded Books

Narrator: Soozi Cheyenne
Author: Keisha Ervin
Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
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First Among Sequels

6 ratings

Summary

Fourteen years after her last adventure, Thursday Next, literary detective, finds herself in an unusual situation her job policing the fictional characters of the BookWorld has been downgraded since her previous escapades are now themselves in print. However, a pressing threat may call her back into action: first Sherlock Holmes and then Miss Marple are found dead, stopping their series in their tracks. When Thursdays written self also receives a death threat, it becomes clear that a serial killer is on the loose. Meanwhile, the Goliath Corporation plan on taking literary tourists on holiday in the novels of Jane Austen. Thursday alone realizes the true intent of Goliaths unwanted incursions into fiction, but she can’t fight all these battles on her own. She must team up with the one person she can’t really get along with: the written Thursday Next.

©2007 Jasper Fforde (P)2007 Recorded Books

Narrator: Emily Gray
Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
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The Day the Streets Stood Still

Summary

New York Times best seller JaQuavis Coleman's The Day the Streets Stood Still is an intricate, fast-paced street thriller that tells a bold story of true love, addiction, and murder. Sean was raised by a hustling, well-connected mother who taught him early about street survival. When she is brutally murdered, Sean isthrust into a cold world all alone, until an old friend of his mother takes Sean under his wing and introduces him to a life of drug dealing at its highest level. Sean becomes King Sean, making a solid name for himself and rising quickly up the drug game's totem pole. Sean's only weakness is a beauty named Sunny, who is a friend from childhood - and the love of his life. Sunny has a problem with drugs, and as she travels down her own path of addiction, Sean falls victim to the vice as well - and his downward spiral from street fame will be filled with murder, lies, backstabbing, and a struggle to survive. Walk along the journey with Sunny and Sean as they hit rock-bottom, stealing and lying to support their addiction. Someone will die, but not until the end will the truth be revealed. JaQuavis Coleman delivers another instant street classic with The Day the Streets Stood Stil.

©2014 JaQuavis Coleman (P)2014 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
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Wayward Saint

3 ratings

Summary

The galaxy’s worst bounty hunter just might be its most relentless hero. Esper may dress the part. She has her own ship. She even carries a blaster - not that she ever uses it. But she violates the cardinal rule of the galaxy’s most cold-blooded profession: get paid. At least she's not alone. Her partner, Kubu, is an alien who gets mistaken for a dog. One is a wizard on the run from her past. The other is a lovable eating machine. Between them, they haven’t got a ruthless bone in their bodies. But when a client hires them, they’ll do whatever it takes to bring a target home safely. This time, it’s a teenage kidnapping victim, and Esper and Kubu will crisscross the galaxy to track her down and make sure she’s safe. Wayward Saint is the first mission of Black Ocean: Mercy for Hire. It follows the exploits of a pair of do-gooder bounty hunters who care more about saving the day than getting a payday. Mercy for Hire builds on the rich Black Ocean universe and introduces a colorful cast for new and returning listeners alike. Fans of vigilante justice and heroes who exemplify the word will love this series. Grab your copy and support the cause of justice.

©2018 J.S. Morin (P)2018 J.S. Morin

Narrator: Mikael Naramore
Author: J.S. Morin
Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
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Unprotected with the Mob Boss

Summary

A police chief's daughter makes a terrible mistake - and finds herself at the mercy of a ruthless Bratva mob boss, in this stand-alone, bad boy mafia romance from best-selling author Nicole Fox. My enemy's daughter. My unprotected bride. Allison thinks that this is a fair world, that justice exists. I'm here to show her there is no such thing as innocence. In my world, it's might makes right. Kill or be killed. And I've caused my fair share of bloodshed. But when I discover her with an innocent man's blood on her hands, we both know that there's only one way out of this mess: On her knees before me. So I give her an offer she cannot refuse. Become my wife. Carry my baby. Or prepare to suffer the consequences. Contains mature themes.

©2019 Nicole Fox (P)2020 Tantor

Author: Nicole Fox
Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
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SEALing His Fate

Summary

A Navy SEAL. A vigilante warrior. A bizarre alliance with lasting consequences. Mal has been fighting terrorism and fascism in Europe since he was a child. It’s a rough life, but he believes in his cause. He saves people every day, from terror attacks and worse.  When he first encounters SEAL Team Twelve, they’re an inconvenience - albeit a very attractive one. The next time he encounters them, they’re in the same place, looking for the same crew. When Mal and his sister intervene to save the SEALs’ lives, he’s thrown into a mission from which there is no turning back.  Trent’s an Alpha Navy man, from a long line of Navy men. Being a SEAL, though, is a new honor in the Kelly family. Trent feels the honor keenly, and he’s proud to serve on the only all-alpha platoon. He’s attracted to Omega Mal when they meet, but he tries to keep his passions to himself - until they just can’t keep their hands off one another anymore.  Mal and Trent’s superiors forge an uneasy alliance, throwing them back together for better or for worse. Just when Mal turns out to be pregnant, the SEALs are yanked home by internal politics.  Will Mal and Trent’s attempt to start a family together be doomed before it begins, or will they find a way back to each other? And what about the terrorist conspiracy they were supposed to be fighting?  Hot and heavy passion meets sizzling action in this M/M mpreg romance audiobook, SEALing His Fate. Extra steamy scenes make this story suitable for adults only. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Special Fiction Books (P)2019 Special Fiction Books

Narrator: Austin Jay
Author: Aiden Bates
Length: 12 hrs
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Das Geheimabkommen

Summary

Sherlock Holmes: "Das Geheimabkommen" - ein spannendes Hörspiel nach dem berühmten Kriminalroman von Sir Arthur Conan Doyle um ein gestohlenes Geheimdokument des britischen Außenministeriums.

©2018 Märchenland, under exclusive license to All Ears GmbH (P)2018 All Ears GmbH

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Dangerous Games

Summary

Dangerous Games is the first book in the Tony Lambrianu gangster series by Gillian Godden. This is a tale of selfishness, cruelty, love and betrayal. But who will be the ultimate winner?   Since being taken from his home by his mother in the middle of the night, fighting for survival is all Antonias Lambrianu has ever known. He soon learns that money is power and sets his sights on what he sees as a better future.  When his past finally catches up with him, it unexpectedly opens up new opportunities, but new threats come hand in hand with them. Antonias is determined that he will emerge triumphant, but there’s jeopardy everywhere and the stakes are high. Everyone, it seems, is playing dangerous games...Antonias most of all. 

©2019 Gillian Godden (P)2020 W. F. Howes Ltd

Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
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Ground Given

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In 1974, a waitress in small-town Nebraska idly dreams of escaping her dead-end job and her boss, who controls every aspect of her life - until a handsome stranger comes to town and her luck begins to change. Inspired by Bonnie and Clyde mythology and Robin Hood folklore, Ground Given is a romantic crime story of a woman determined to break free. Sinead - who is both resilient and vulnerable, insightful and insecure - spends her days supporting her ailing mother and appeasing Emerson, the man who owns her house and the diner where she works. She wants nothing more than to leave the town her own dark history is bound up in, but Emerson asserts his power over her, thwarting her progress at every turn. One day, Tobias, a mysterious rambler from the east coast, walks into the diner, and Sinead makes the impulsive decision to invite him into her life and home. As their relationship intensifies, her dreams of running away take shape as ambitious plans, but one wrong move could have life-altering consequences. Photo credit: Nancy Kohler 

©2021 Kassandra Montag (P)2021 Audible Originals, LLC.

Narrator: Hillary Huber
Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
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Trouble in Mind

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Have you ever noticed that things aren't always what they seem? Life will always throw you a curved ball when you least expect it. We see only what we expect to see, and sometimes we could be in for a big surprise. And I sure got a surprise I can tell you, in spades. A surprise that lead to blackmail and murder. That's when I really got...Trouble in Mind.

©2015 John Holt (P)2017 John Holt

Narrator: Peter Borys
Author: John Holt
Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
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Die toten Augen von Paris

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Besteht ein Zusammenhang zwischen einer unheimlichen Mordserie in Paris, bei der den Opfern die Augen herausgeschnitten werden, und dem spurlosen Verschwinden mehrerer blinder Personen? Dupin ist fest davon überzeugt und nimmt eigene Ermittlungen auf, die Monsieur G. gar nicht gelegen kommen, hat man doch bereits einen Verdächtigen in Gewahrsam. Zusammen mit einem erblindeten Ex-Polizisten kommen Dupin und Poe den Unheimlichen gefährlich nahe. Bevor sie es sich versehen, zappelt einer von ihnen im Netz der Entführer.

©2018 Maritim Verlag, a Division of Skyscore Media GmbH (P)2018 Maritim Verlag, a Division of Skyscore Media GmbH

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Blood Splatters Quickly

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Even if you think you don't know him, you know him. Few in the Hollywood orbit have had greater influence; few have experienced more humiliating failure in their lifetime. Thanks in part to the biopic directed by Tim Burton, starring Johnny Depp, and bearing his name, Ed Wood has become an icon of Americana. Perhaps the purest expression of Wood's théma - pink angora sweaters, over-the-top violence, and the fraught relationships between the sexes - can be found in his unadulterated short stories, many of which (including "Blood Splatters Quickly") appeared in short-lived "girly" magazines published throughout the 1970s. The 32 stories included here have been verified by Bob Blackburn, a trusted associate of Kathy Wood, Ed's widow. In the 40 years or more since those initial appearances in adult magazines, none of these stories has been available to the public. Wood died in 1978, but the legacy of the director of Plan 9 from Outer Space, Glen or Glenda, Jail Bait, and so many other beloved screen classics has only grown in importance. Wood speaks - not least for himself - as one of America's "outsiders" caught up in the struggle to find acceptance inside - and never more directly than in the material in this book.

©2014 OR Books (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Francesca

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Single mother Francesca is struggling to get by when an act of desperation leads to her owing a debt to notorious gangland boss Tony Lambrianu.  Tony has his own troubles - a change of image from playboy to respectable married man is needed to further his criminal career. He has women falling at his feet but none he wants to make his wife.  As Francesca is drawn deeper into the dark underworld dealings of Tony and his associates, she has to make alliances of her own to survive. And she’ll do whatever it takes to protect her small son.  This is a roller-coaster ride of high stakes, dirty tricks, loyalty and love. Strap in - it’s a hell of a trip!

©2019 Gillian Godden (P)2020 W. F. Howes Ltd

Length: 22 hrs and 6 mins
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank

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These eight new stories from the celebrated novelist and short-story writer Nathan Englander display a gifted young author grappling with the great questions of modern life, with a command of language and the imagination that place Englander at the very forefront of contemporary American fiction. The title story, inspired by Raymond Carver’s masterpiece, is a provocative portrait of two marriages in which the Holocaust is played out as a devastating parlor game. In the outlandishly dark “Camp Sundown” vigilante justice is undertaken by a group of geriatric campers in a bucolic summer enclave. “Free Fruit for Young Widows” is a small, sharp study in evil, lovingly told by a father to a son. “Sister Hills” chronicles the history of Israel’s settlements from the eve of the Yom Kippur War through the present, a political fable constructed around the tale of two mothers who strike a terrible bargain to save a child. Marking a return to two of Englander’s classic themes, “Peep Show” and “How We Avenged the Blums” wrestle with sexual longing and ingenuity in the face of adversity and peril. And “Everything I Know About My Family on My Mother’s Side” is suffused with an intimacy and tenderness that break new ground for a writer who seems constantly to be expanding the parameters of what he can achieve in the short form. Beautiful and courageous, funny and achingly sad, Englander’s work is a revelation.

©2012 Nathan Englander (P)2012 Random House Audio

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The Ruin Season

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Jake Leonard has more than his share of trouble. He’s close to 40 now and still suffers from bipolar disorder and the painful memories of the psychotic episodes that derailed his life and sent him behind bars. He lives in the rural South, where he spends his days breaking horses and his nights training dogs in solitude. His 19-year-old girlfriend Nikki is the daughter of the sheriff, and she’s just getting worse with drugs, alcohol, and satanic metal. He does his best to persuade her to ease up on them, but he’s buying weed from her for a friend who’s grown fatally ill. Things go from bad to worse when Nikki has a breakdown and gets involved in heroin and low-budget porn. She no longer wants to see Jake, after a tragedy makes them drift apart. Jake reconnects with his ex-wife Michelle, who he’s never stopped loving, but she’s remarried with a young daughter, so their relationship can’t be more than private flings. Soon, chaos unfolds like a pocketknife. The sheriff takes Jake for an ominous ride into the woods; Michelle’s new husband finds out about their affair; Jake turns violent in an effort to save Nikki from ruthless captors; the whole town erupts in a sea of flames; dogs sink their teeth into flesh; Jake’s murderous history is revealed, and before long, he finds himself spinning toward the inner demons that he’s worked so hard to escape. The novel is similar to the works of Cormac McCarthy, Stewart O' Nan, Daniel Woodrell, or Larry Brown.

©2016 Kristopher Triana (P)2020 Kristopher Triana

Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
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The Killing of Louisa

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Queensland Literary Award Winner  To lose one husband may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like murder. In New South Wales in 1888, Louisa Collins was sentenced to hang after being tried multiple times for the alleged murders of her two husbands.  The testimony of her young daughter helped to decide her fate.   This clever and compelling novel recreates Louisa’s time in her Darlinghurst prison cell as she reflects on her life and on the grief and loss that delivered her to this place.  Despite difficult marriages, financial hardship and the deaths of several children, she remains resilient and determined to have her own identity. But as she faces her final days, will Louisa confess to her crimes? Or is an innocent woman about to be hanged?

©2018 Janet Lee (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

Author: Janet Lee
Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
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Conned: A Bureau Story

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World War I veteran Thomas Donne is new to San Francisco. Always a stoic man, shell shock and a lost love have nearly turned his heart to stone. No matter - a private eye has no room for softness. Almost broke, he takes on what appears to be a simple case: finding a missing young man.  As a magician and medium, Abraham Ferencz cons his audiences into believing he can cheat death and commune with their dearly departed. Although his séances are staged, the spirits are very real, and they’ve brought him almost more pain than he can bear.  When Donne’s case becomes complicated and the bodies start to pile up, he and Ferencz must fight their way through a web of trickery and lies. The truth is obscured by the San Francisco fog, and in their uncanny world, anyone can catch a bullet. 

©2020 Kim Fielding (P)2020 Kim Fielding

Narrator: Joel Leslie
Author: Kim Fielding
Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
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Who Murdered Mary?

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Based on real events perpetrated by real people, Who Murdered Mary? is a gripping tale of shortsighted decisions, heartless animal cruelty, and needless murder of an innocent circus elephant that was aided and abetted by mob rule and officials of a prosperous railroad. The tale unfolded during three tumultuous days in September 1916 in the peaceful but ill-fated towns of Kingsport, Johnson City, and Erwin, Tennessee. The owner and publicist of the circus for whom Mary toiled with uncanny, crowd-pleasing talent? The fearful citizens of Erwin who became vigilantes and demanded her death? The Mayors of Johnson City and Erwin who caved in to a mob? Officials of The Clinchfield Railroad? The Progressive Era? Our contemporary attitudes toward animal cruelty? Did all of them contribute to this grisly spectacle that refuses to go away?

©2019 The Expressive Press (P)2019 The Expressive Press

Narrator: Bob Dabagia
Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
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Stay Away from that City...They Call it Cheyenne

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Married life for Tap and Pepper isn't turning out quite the way they planned. The ranch is gone and they've moved to Cheyenne where Tap finds himself a job as acting marshal in a town that has little regard for the law. And it's not a pretty sight! He soon discovers just how hard it is to simultaneously hold off a vigilante crowd hungry for a lynching, control a wayward deputy who thinks he should be in charge, keep his lovely wife from worrying herself sicker, and uncover who's behind the trouble in Cheyenne. It's enough to push his patience to the breaking point.

©1996 Stephen Bly (P)2000 Books in Motion

Narrator: Jerry Sciarrio
Author: Stephen Bly
Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
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Don't Shed Your Tears for Anyone Who Lives on These Streets

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From the acclaimed Argentine writer, one of Granta's Best Young Spanish-Language Novelists: a bold, ambitious new novel about how art became politics and politics became crime during the cataclysm of the Second World War. Pinerolo, Italy, April 1945. At a conference in support of fascism, a writer disappears and is found dead at the bottom of a cliff. Thirty years later, a young man - a political activist or a terrorist, depending on your perspective - interviews survivors from the conference to try to uncover the truth about what happened and its consequences. Who was the writer? What did he believe in? Why, shortly before his death, did he save a man who could have killed him? Where is his lost work? And what does any of this have to do with a teenager in contemporary Milan involved in a violent confrontation with the police? Don't Shed Your Tears for Anyone Who Lives on These Streets is a razor-sharp, completely original exploration of our most timeless concerns - guilt, betrayal, the legacy of earlier generations - and probes the question of what literature is: how it explains our times and irrevocably changes our lives.

©2020 Patricio Pron (P)2020 Random House Audio

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The Scarlet Pimpernel (AmazonClassics Edition)

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At the dawn of the French Revolution, the men, women, and children of Paris have one hope to escape the guillotine: the masked and mysterious Scarlet Pimpernel. But who is this daring swordsman and quick-thinking master of disguise? London’s privileged, self-obsessed Sir Percy Blakeney. When his estranged wife, Marguerite, falls prey to French envoy Chauvelin’s blackmail, she unwittingly exposes the Pimpernel and imperils the covert league he commands. Set amid the Reign of Terror, Baroness Orczy’s thrilling romantic adventure of loyalty and revenge introduced a new brand of hero - a righteous champion with a secret identity - who would influence every masked vigilante to follow. Revised edition: Previously published as The Scarlet Pimpernel, this edition of The Scarlet Pimpernel (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Public Domain (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Michael Page
Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
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Der Kreis der Literaten

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Mimi folgt Audrey Montgomery auf eine Reise nach Schottland. Dort soll ihre Freundin Audrey mit anderen Literaturfreunden einen ersten Blick auf das bislang nicht bekannte Manuskript eines bedeutenden Schriftstellers werfen dürfen. Einer der Teilnehmer der Runde stirbt. Doch ein Schneesturm verhindert, dass ihnen die Polizei zu Hilfe kommen kann. Mimi Rutherfurt ermittelt nun völlig allein.

©2018 Maritim Verlag, a Division of Skyscore Media GmbH (P)2018 Maritim Verlag, a Division of Skyscore Media GmbH

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Transport

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In what is supposed to be a quick, direct delivery from one state to another, a county jail inmate is taken all over the Midwest in a cramped van with a bunch of guys he has nothing in common with but for two things: They're all facing fugitive charges, and they're all a little bit normal, actually, though they come from all backgrounds and parts of the Midwest. A tale that is hard, funny, and reflective.

©2014 Steve Dustcircle (P)2015 Steve Dustcircle

Length: 53 mins
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Crimes in Southern Indiana

Summary

With this critically acclaimed debut collection, Frank Bill announces himself as an author of fiercely defined vision. In these vivid tales, Bill’s southern Indiana proves a literary destination of immense nuance, even as his mostly working-class characters cry out in voices that cannot be denied.

©2011 Frank Bill (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

Author: Frank Bill
Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
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Dr Gideon Fell: Collected Cases

Summary

Donald Sinden stars as eccentric amateur sleuth Gideon Fell in these two full-cast BBC radio dramatisations of stories by John Dickson Carr. One of the preeminent detectives of crime fiction's golden age, Dr Gideon Fell is stout, jovial and fond of beer and band music. However, he also possesses a razor-sharp mind and extraordinary powers of deduction, which are frequently put to the test as he is called upon to solve seemingly impossible crimes. Created by the master of the locked-room mystery, John Dickson Carr, Dr Fell appeared in 23 novels, several short stories and plays and numerous radio adaptations. These two dramas, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997, see him embroiled in two inexplicable cases that have the police baffled. In The Hollow Man, two murders are committed by someone who appears to be both invisible and lighter than air, while in The House in Gallows Lane, the peaceful English countryside of 1936 is disrupted by an alarming fortune-teller - and a mysterious death. These thrilling dramatisations star Donald Sinden as Gideon Fell with John Hartley as Hadley. Classic Radio Crime: presenting vintage detectives for your investigation!

©2017 John Dickson Carr (P)2017 Penguin Random House UK

Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
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Robert B. Parker's The Bridge

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The next gritty, gun-slinging entry in the New York Times best-selling series, featuring itinerant lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch. Territorial Marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch are back in Appaloosa, where their work enforcing the law has been exceptionally quiet. All that is about to change. An ominous storm rolls in, and along with it a band of night riders with a devious scheme, who show up at the Rio Blanco camp, where a three-hundred-foot bridge is under construction. Appaloosa's Sheriff Sledge Driskill and his deputies are the first to respond, but as the storm grows more threatening, news of troubles at the bridge escalate and the Sheriff and his deputies go missing. Virgil and Everett saddle up to sort things out but before they do the hard drinking, Beauregard Beauchamp arrives in Appaloosa with his Theatrical Extravaganza troupe and the promise of the best in lively entertainment west of the Mississippi. With the troupe comes a lovely and mysterious fortune-teller who is set on saving Everett from imminent but indefinable danger. The trouble at the bridge, the missing lawmen, the new arrivals, and Everett's shoot-out in front of Hal's Café aren't the only things on Cole and Hitch's plate as a gang of unsavory soldiers ease into town with a shady alibi, shadier intentions, and a soon-to-be-discovered wake of destruction. As clouds over Appaloosa continue to gather, things get much worse for Cole and Hitch....

©2014 Robert Knott (P)2014 Random House Audio

Narrator: Rex Linn
Author: Robert Knott
Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
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Bourbon Kid

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Les Dead Hunters ont une morale très personnelle. C'est la moindre des choses pour une confrérie de tueurs sanguinaires. Ils ont aussi quelques menus défauts, se croire invincibles, par exemple. Un démon va néanmoins vite les détromper. Malin, fort et intelligent comme seuls les démons savent parfois l'être, il va tranquillement les décimer les uns après les autres. À une exception près. Un des membres des Hunters reste en effet introuvable, et non des moindres : le Bourbon Kid. Notre démon va alors jeter toutes ses forces dans la bataille, depuis les quatre cavaliers de l'Apocalypse jusqu'à une armée de morts vivants, pour retrouver et anéantir définitivement notre tueur bien-aimé. Après Le Pape, le Kid et l'Iroquois, l'auteur toujours aussi anonyme du Livre sans nom se déchaîne littéralement dans cette nouvelle aventure du Bourbon Kid. Et il fait souffler toutes les forces maléfiques imaginables et inimaginables pour éprouver la capacité de résistance d'un héros que les feux de l'enfer chatouillent à peine.

©2016 Bourbon Kid / Sonatine (P)2018 Audible Studios

Author: anonyme
Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
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Strong at the Broken Places

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Nick Fister's the winningest ultra-runner ever, but he's paid a price. His daughter Tuesday took her own life. His wife is sleeping with his crew chief, Floyd. And his "greatest fan" - an ex-Marine sniper - has progressed from creepy stalker to deadly menace.  Nick's chosen Death Valley's Badwater 135 as the brutal capstone to his career. When Floyd fails to show at race start, Nick begins without him - and hears shortly later Floyd was stabbed to death the night before. Nick Fister always wins, and his relentless focus keeps him in the race. But soon the Inyo County Deputies learn about Nick's cheating wife. The troubled business partnership. The life insurance. Did Nick murder Floyd, while queuing a psychotic sniper to take the fall? Or is Nick Fister running for his life? Grab Strong at The Broken Places and prepare for a marathon listening session. Get ready for a battle of good and evil unlike any you've seen. With rave reviews from Publishers Weekly (starred review and best of the week), Indie Next List, Kirkus, BlueInk Review, Foreword Reviews, Seattle Book Review, Manhattan Book Review, Indie Reader, and more, if you haven't listened to Clayton Lindemuth's unique brand of literary noir, what are you waiting for?

©2018 Clayton Lindemuth (P)2019 Clayton Lindemuth

Narrator: Kain Foster
Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
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The Executioner's Song

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Norman Mailer's Pulitzer Prize-winning and unforgettable classic about convicted killer Gary Gilmore now in a brand-new edition. Arguably the greatest book from America's most heroically ambitious writer, The Executioner's Song follows the short, blighted life of Gary Gilmore who became famous after he robbed two men in 1976 and killed them in cold blood. After being tried and convicted, he immediately insisted on being executed for his crime. To do so, he fought a system that seemed intent on keeping him alive long after it had sentenced him to death. And that fight for the right to die is what made him famous. Mailer tells not only Gilmore's story, but those of the men and women caught in the web of his life and drawn into his procession toward the firing squad. All with implacable authority, steely compassion, and a restraint that evokes the parched landscape and stern theology of Gilmore's Utah.  The Executioner's Song is a trip down the wrong side of the tracks to the deepest source of American loneliness and violence. It is a towering achievement - impossible to put down, impossible to forget. 

©1980 Norman Mailer (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Length: 42 hrs and 37 mins
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The Final Play

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Three best friends from the streets found success--in very different ways. But with a crisis detonating around them, their bond could also destroy everything they care about....  No matter how tough the odds, Ricky, Derrick, and Jamal learned to unite and fight during their time at the Branch Avenue Boys' Youth Institute. But their adult lives have driven them apart - and set off a series of events their friendship may not survive.  All Jamal's political achievements can't erase his bargain with DC's corrupt mayor. And when he finds himself the latest target on Mayor Johnson's hit list, he'll risk everything to end the mayor's deadly reign - even if it's the last move he ever makes.  Institute head Derrick refuses to cave to DC drug king pin Dolla Dolla and sell out all he believes in. But his courageous stand might cost him the Institute - and the woman he loves.... With a pregnant girlfriend, Ricky can't stay on the run forever. Now he's making a dangerous play to win. But with Derrick and Jamal in Dolla's sights, Ricky and his friends must resolve the conflicts keeping them apart if they want to come back together - even if that means none of the Branch Avenue Boys will be left standing....

©2019 Shelly Ellis (P)2019 Recorded Books

Narrator: Alan Ryder
Author: Shelly Ellis
Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
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Voices

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Luther and Jenny are happy in their new home and marriage until Luther begins hearing voices again. Jenny thinks he is imagining things until he finds the corpse of a young girl floating in his favorite fishing spot.

©2017 David Boyer (P)2017 David Boyer

Length: 9 mins
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Der Hund von Baskerville

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Sir Charles Baskerville wird tot am Rande des Moors aufgefunden. War es ein natürlicher Tod oder gar Mord? Der Hausarzt des Toten sucht Sherlock Holmes auf, um von dem Fluch des Hundes von Baskerville zu berichten. Er bittet ihn den Erben von Sir Charles vor dem Fluch zu schützen. Sherlock Holmes und Dr. Watson reisen nach Baskerville, um das drohende Unheil zu verhindern. Handelt es sich wirklich um einen Fluch, der die Familie Baskerville heimsucht?

©2018 Märchenland, under exclusive license to All Ears GmbH (P)2018 All Ears GmbH

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Unnatural Death

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The best of the golden age crime writers, praised by all the top modern writers in the field including P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, Dorothy L. Sayers created the immortal Lord Peter Wimsey. His third appearance is a story of murder in a most respectable seaside resort. 'No sign of foul play,' says Dr Carr after the post-mortem on Agatha Dawson. The case is closed. But Lord Peter Wimsey is not satisfied . . . With no clues to work on, he begins his own investigation. No clues, that is, until the sudden, senseless murder of Agatha's maid. What is going on in the mysterious Mrs Forrest's Mayfair flat? And can Wimsey catch a desperate murderer before he himself becomes one of the victims?

©1927 Trustees of Anthony Fleming (deceased) (P)2014 Hodder & Stoughton

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Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
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Delicious Torment

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What happens when your old flame turns out to be a killer? At a ritzy steeplechase, newbie private detective Miranda Steele discovers the body of a beautiful young horse breeder, her face brutally crushed by the hooves of her favorite stallion. Torn between leaving town to search for her daughter and continuing to work for her sexy ace investigator boss, Miranda doesn't want to get involved. But when the dead woman's sister begs her to take the case, Miranda can't ignore her powerful need to set things right. Even more puzzling, Parker is strangely aloof about the case, not at all like himself. As she looks into the incident against his wishes, Miranda begins to realize that her boss has a past he doesn't want her to unearth. Delicious Torment is the second book in the Miranda's Rights Mystery series, the emotional story of a stubborn loner looking for her stolen daughter. The Miranda's Rights Mystery Series Someone Else's Daughter - Book I Delicious Torment - Book II Forever Mine - Book III Fire Dancer - Book IV Thin Ice - Book V

©2011 Linsey Lanier (P)2018 Linsey Lanier

Narrator: Kristin James
Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
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Lord Edgware Dies (Dramatised)

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‘Monsieur Poirot, somehow or other I’ve just got to get rid of my husband!’ No sooner had she uttered the words than Lady Edgware’s husband was dead, brutally stabbed in the neck. The evidence against her is overwhelming, the case cut and dried. But what was the truth behind it all? What enemies lurked in the background of the victim’s life?

Hercule Poirot is on the case, intrigued once more, ready to investigate murder in the library....

John Moffatt stars as the great Belgian detective in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation.

©1933 Agatha Christie Ltd (P)2010 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

Narrator: John Moffatt
Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
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Dead Girls Dancing

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In the middle of Cork, in the middle of the day, a fire crackles in a local dance studio. Thirteen women, all promising stars of Irish folk, die in the blaze, their young lives cut short by a tragic accident. But where others see tragedy, DCI Katie Maguire sees murder. This is not the first fire to sweep through Cork. And in one previous case, the victims were dead before the fire was started. As Katie Maguire investigates the strange, obsessive world of competitive Irish folk dancing, she must face her most chilling killer yet.

©2017 Graham Masterton (P)2017 W. F. Howes Ltd

Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
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Straight Shooter

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Good Money and Bad Men Outlaw Wes Cavanaugh knows that crime doesn't always pay - at least not much. That's why he and his partner, Mose, are willing to pay Jimmy Stock for information on a job that's guaranteed to pay off big. Jimmy's made a career of selling tips to bandits, but the job he sells Wes - a payroll train about to leave Omaha - requires more than information. It requires a straight shooter who can hit targets from a long distance away, and in the outlaw business even a straight shooter can't be trusted.

©2013 The Estate of Ralph Compton (P)2015 Recorded Books

Narrator: Lee Aaron Rosen
Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
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Money Devils 1

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From the New York Times best-selling authors of the Cartel series comes a new chapter in a world that only Ashley and JaQuavis know how to bring to life. The LaCroixs are four beautiful Haitian American women bound by money and blood. On the surface, the LaCroix Group is a venture capitalist company, but underneath, it’s so much more. The four sisters run long cons, targeting wealthy, prominent business figures. They have a system: Find the perfect mark, create the problem, then present the solution. For a cost.... Sutton "Sutty" LaCroix, the eldest sister and an accomplished business maven, sits on the family throne as the CEO of the LaCroix Group and is the face of their operation. No one is as good as Sutton when it comes to finding new prey. However, when Sutton meets West, a young, Black oil tycoon - a man who represents a life she and her sisters vowed never to live - she breaks all the rules. The LaCroix sisters have a pact: to never settle down and leave roots in one place. But Sutton falls in love with West's good looks, charm, and old money. This means that West is a problem. When he inducts her into a high society of opulence, power, and generational wealth, Sutton finds herself torn between the love of her life and the love of her family. A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Griffin

©2020 Ashley & JaQuavis (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Cary Hite
Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
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Bone Driven

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The bayou is burning, the battle is just beginning - and Luce Boudreau is smack in the middle of no-man's-land....

Life as a cop in Canton Town, Mississippi, is never dull - particularly when hiding deep within you is a demon bent on the apocalypse. Luce is doing her best to pretend her two worlds aren't crashing into each other, but what should be a routine arson investigation takes a shocking turn when Luce discovers a link between the suspects and her own dark secrets. There's no turning back, even though her search for the truth threatens to burn her old life down around her.

Lines are being drawn in a war Luce barely understands, and she just might be on the wrong side of them. Now she must embrace her powerful destiny, or the ones she loves most will pay the ultimate price.

Book two in the powerfully addictive fantasy series The Foundling, perfect for fans of Ilona Andrews, Jenn Stark and Helen Harper.

©2018 Hailey Edwards (P)2018 Little, Brown Book Group

Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
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The Child's Child

Summary

What sort of betrayal would drive a brother and sister apart? When Grace and her brother Andrew inherit their grandmother's house, they surprise few people by deciding to move in together. But they've always got on well and the London house is large enough to split down the middle. There's just one thing they've not taken into account though: what if one of them wants to bring a lover to the house? When Andrew's partner, James, moves in, and immediately picks a fight about the treatment of gay men, the balance is altered - with almost fatal consequences. The Child's Child is both an intriguing examination of betrayal in families, and a taut, thrilling listen.

©2013 Barbara Vine (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Finty Williams
Author: Barbara Vine
Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
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Mortanian Rhapsody: Mission 12

Summary

It's time to fight dark with dark. Tiffany knows what happened. Esper has fallen to the darkness within her. Rather than fleeing to safety, she escapes the presence of Dark Esper to find a way to bring back the woman she thinks of as a mother. But before she can drag Esper down the road to redemption, she'll first have to wade into hell to find her. Meanwhile, Esper is being hunted by the latest in a long string of bounty hunters and assassins looking to collect the astronomical price on her head. What makes this one think she's got any better chance than all the rest that have tried and failed? This one looks like an old friend. Mortanian Rhapsody is the 12th mission of Black Ocean: Mercy for Hire. Set in the Black Ocean Universe, it continues the saga of the galaxy's sweetest bounty hunter and her loyal sidekick (who is NOT a dog!) and introduces a colorful cast for new and returning readers alike.  Fans of vigilante justice and heroes who exemplify the word will love this series.

©2020 J. S. Morin (P)2020 J. S. Morin

Narrator: Mikael Naramore
Author: J. S. Morin
Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
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Vanda

Summary

Personne ne connaît vraiment Vanda, cette fille un peu paumée qui vit seule avec son fils Noé dans un cabanon au bord de l'eau, en marge de la ville. Une dizaine d'année plus tôt elle se rêvait artiste, mais elle est devenue femme de ménage en hôpital psychiatrique. Entre Vanda et son gamin de six ans, qu'elle protège comme une louve, couve un amour fou qui exclut tout compromis. Alors quand Simon, le père de l'enfant, fait soudain irruption dans leur vie après sept ans d'absence, l'univers instable que Vanda s'est construit vacille. Et la rage qu'elle retient menace d'exploser. Grand Prix de Littérature policière pour L'été circulaire, Marion Brunet déploie tout son talent dans cette magnifique tragédie contemporaine qui mêle la violence sociale à la grâce d'une écriture sensible et poétique. Un poignant portrait de femme et de mère où l'intime rencontre la brutalité de notre société.

©2020 Albin Michel (P)2020 Audible Studios

Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
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Meticulous Malice

Summary

Alice has a routine that only she follows, and she tries not to be too predictable outside her home, leaving few clues for anyone who might be following her. Is someone following her? Murder requires technique. It also requires meticulous planning and genuine care to detail if you’re going to do it right, correct? Random acts of violence are not Alice’s style....However, when forced, she can play along. Meticulous Malice delves deeper into who Alice really is. Let’s play the game by her rules!

©2011 K'Anne Meinel (P)2019 K'Anne Meinel

Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
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Memoirs of a Supervillain

1 rating

Summary

In a world where "human" is only the beginning, and people can become something more, some will rise above, and become superheroes. But for every hero, there must be a villain. What drives someone to become a supervillain, and take on the heroes of the world? What would the life of someone who has accepted that they are no longer part of "normal" society and devotes themselves to their own dreams and goals be like? What if a supervillain decided to write his memoirs, and speak about all these things? This is the memoir of the Supervillain known to the world as Iceblade. It chronicles his achievements and his failures, his loves and his losses. Learn about the theft of the Mona Lisa, the subjugation of Lady Victory, and the slaughter of the Holy Order of the Word. Hear for the first time about the death of Bytegeist. All from the point of view of the man himself.  The setting is a world of superheroes and sci-fi, and our main character, who may not be the most powerful out there, but is willing to do whatever it takes to win. No matter the cost. He is not a hero. He is not an anti-hero. He is not a vigilante. He is a villain, and knows what he is. He is amoral but ethical. Rated R: Definite language, violence, gore, sex, and all the horrible things that can happen in the world. If you have triggers, consider this your warning.

©2019 Stuart R Grosse (P)2019 Stuart R Grosse

Narrator: David Quimby
Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
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No More Mr Nice Girl: Mission 10

2 ratings

Summary

Even the best of us has a demon locked up deep inside. Sometimes, they get loose. In the constant war against her darker side, Esper was forced to win a daily battle for control. One loss was all it took for the roles of warden and prisoner to switch. Now, with her friends as hostages, this new Esper relies on advice from her better half to keep up the illusion that this is still the Esper they know and love. When their newly acquired base of operations gets hijacked, Esper has to balance between maintaining her cover and doing what she knows it's going to take to get her ship back. No More Mr. Nice Girl is the tenth mission of Black Ocean: Mercy for Hire. Set in the Black Ocean Universe, it continues the saga of the galaxy's sweetest bounty hunter and her loyal sidekick (who is not a dog!) and introduces a colorful cast for new and returning listeners alike. Fans of vigilante justice and heroes who exemplify the word will love this series.

©2020 J.S. Morin (P)2020 J.S. Morin

Narrator: Mikael Naramore
Author: J.S. Morin
Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
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Offline Dating: Short Story of Crime, Detection and Punishment

Summary

Online media is now a part and parcel of our daily life. Making friendships via online media is not forbidden but you need to know him or her very well before making a decision of how much of a friendship to make with him or her. People of all ages may make a mistake in this lucrative media. This true story is an example of that.

©2021 Rahd Ilam (P)2021 Rahd Ilam

Narrator: Tom Brooks
Author: Rahd Ilam
Length: 18 mins
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Justice for All

2 ratings

Summary

While Detective Lt. Rebecca Frye’s elite unit attempts to uncover the connection between the local organized crime syndicate and a human trafficking ring, she and her team, and those they love, unwittingly become targets. As part of the operation, Dellon Mitchell goes undercover with a young woman posing as her lover - a woman with a secret agenda who puts Mitchell's personal and professional life at risk. Before long, the hunters and the hunted are caught in a complex web of double-crosses and desire where the lines between good and evil blur, and justice may be the ultimate victim.

©2009 Radclyffe (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Betsy Zajko
Author: Radclyffe
Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
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Give Us a Kiss

Summary

"My imagination is always skulking about in a wrong place." And now Doyle Redmond, 35-year-old nowhere writer, has crossed the line between imagination and real live trouble. On the lam in his soon-to-be ex-wife's Volvo, he's running a family errand back in his boyhood home of West Table, Missouri - the heart of the red-dirt Ozarks. The law wants his big brother, Smoke, on a felony warrant, and Doyle's supposed to talk him into giving up. But Smoke is hunkered down in the hills with his partner, Big Annie, and her 19-year-old daughter, Niagra, making other plans: they're about to harvest a profitable patch of homegrown marijuana. Doyle takes just one look at Niagra's flattering red boots before joining his brother's scheme. Of course it means dealing with the law and maybe worse - the Dollys. A legendary clan of largely criminal persuasion, the Dollys have been feuding with the Redmonds for generations. Now they want a piece of Smoke's cash crop, even if it means killing to get it. Doyle is fast realizing that yes, you can always put the country back in the boy...but sometimes that's not smart.

©2012 Daniel Woodrell (P)2012 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Brian Troxell
Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
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Artana ! Artana !

Summary

Erik Ketezer est vétérinaire en Normandie, mais il a passé sa jeunesse à Courvilliers, un ancien fief communiste de la périphérie parisienne. De retour dans sa cité natale pour enquêter sur le décès du frère d'une de ses amies, il découvre l'état de déliquescence de la ville. L'économie est dominée par le trafic de drogue, qui s'organise au sein même de l'équipe municipale : on a découvert des centaines de kilos de cannabis dans le centre technique de la mairie, dirigé par un délinquant notoire. Une impunité inexplicable règne, couvrant les actes de népotisme, les faux emplois, les pots-de-vin, les abus de biens sociaux en tout genre. Pendant ce temps, la ville part à vau-l'eau, les équipements municipaux sont détériorés, les ascenseurs ne fonctionnent pas plus que le ramassage des poubelles, les rats pullulent, le maire a été élu grâce au travail efficace des dealers et des islamistes qui ont labouré le terrain en distribuant menaces et récompenses... Ce nouveau roman de Didier Daeninckx est mené tambour battant. Son écriture efficace, directe, est mise au service d'un tableau accablant des territoires oubliés de la République.

©2018 Éditions Gallimard (P)2018 Éditions Gallimard

Narrator: Elliot Jenicot
Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
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El Miedo a los Animales [Fear of Animals] (Texto Completo)

Summary

Araiz del misteriosa asesinato de un escritor marginal, el ex periodista Evaristo Reyes, convertido en policia judicial por azares de la corrupcion, desea lavar las culpas de su pasado al aborcarse a resolver este crimen para que la justicia mexicana, por una vez, descubra al verdadero culpable sin fabricar un chivo expiatrio. Sin embargo, desde el comienzo de la investigacion se enfrenta con una fuana intelectual en permanente guerra sucia, donde impera un sistema de complicidades similar al que existe entre los narcotraficantes y los hampones con placa.Cenido a la trama de novela negra y escrita con un humor corrosiva y delirante que no respeta instituciones ni aureolas de santidad, Enrique Serna nos ofrece en El Miedo a los Animales una radiografia deliciosa y cruel de una elite corrompida por su afan de supremacia, el atributo que hermana a los hombres de letras con los politicos y las fieras.Changing names for protection, former news reporter Enrique Serna, intrigued by the idea of contributing to the Mexican justice system, became a member of an organization much like America's FBI: the PGR. With danger at every turn, Serna decided to take pen to hand. Unveiling some disturbing realities about the grotesquely corrupt Mexican police, he has proven that in this case, "The pen is mightier than the sword".

©1995 Enrique Serna (P)2002 Recorded Books, LLC

Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
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Sydney Rye Mystery Box Set, Books 4-6

4 ratings

Summary

Continue this searing adventure as Sydney Rye and her dog, Blue, battle for justice around the globe in books 4-6. Strings of Glass (A Sydney Rye Mystery, Book 4) Trouble finds Rye when she stops the attempted rape and murder of Anita, a reporter working on a story of corruption and child trafficking. The atrocities Anita describes send Sydney and Blue on a quest that takes them across India after a dangerous and, up until now, untouchable, figure. The Devil's Breath (A Sydney Rye Mystery, Book 5) One of Sydney Rye's dearest friends, Hugh Defry, has been accused of brutal murder. All the evidence points to Hugh and he has no memory of that night. But Sydney refuses to believe that Hugh is capable of such violence. Sydney flies to Miami searching for the real killer, unprepared for the realization that her personal fight for justice has become much more than she'd ever imagined. Sydney is pushed towards making a decision that will change not just her life, but possibly the future of crime fighting. Inviting Fire (A Sydney Rye Mystery, Book 6) Recovering from a near-fatal attack that has left her with residual trauma, including haunting dreams and flashbacks, Sydney Rye is regaining her strength at the jungle training camp of Joyful Justice, the vigilante network inspired by her now legendary acts of vengeance. However, when she runs up against an old adversary he destroys the peace she has found and puts her and Blue's lives in danger. Recommended for adults who love brave female protagonists, dogs, and action-packed series that you can't stop listening to until you've listened to them all. If you have trouble with the f-bomb, violence or sex (not graphic but out of wedlock)...then you should not start this series...it's just not your thing.

©2016 Emily Kimelman (P)2016 Emily Kimelman

Narrator: Sonja Field
Length: 18 hrs and 37 mins
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Queen Divas

Summary

It's scorched-earth, all-or-nothing war for Memphis' most merciless ride-or-die women, and even their survival skills are no guarantee. And once alliances splinter and explosive revelations rip apart their empire, one diva's revenge will become the ultimate deadly reign. Between total gang exterminations and brutal collateral damage, the stakes have never been higher for the women of the Dirty South. Good-girl-gone-lethal Ta'Shara is in for the fight of her life - her own. To work a dangerous truce, Vice Lord ex-chief Lucifer pulls a deadly play as wrenching secrets put her at ground zero. Beautiful Cleo will do anything to destroy the man now controlling her - and no killer price is too high. And as police captain Hydeya Hawkins closes in on gangland's elite, she'll fight to survive her department's dirtiest secrets. Now these queen divas have each other dead in their sights - and only one can live to rule.

©2016 De'Nesha Diamond (P)2016 Recorded Books

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Kingdom Cons

Summary

In the court of the “King”, everyone knows their place. But as the Artist wins hearts and egos with his ballads, uncomfortable truths emerge that shake the Kingdom to its core. Part surreal fable and part narco-lit romance, this prize-winning novel from Yuri Herrera questions the price of keeping your integrity in a world ruled by patronage and power.

©2008 Yuri Herrera and Editorial Periférica. English-language translation © 2017 by Lisa Dillman (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: Armando Durán
Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
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Always Forward

Summary

Can America survive the struggle to rebuild? Carrie and Robert's dream comes true, but is Carrie strong enough to survive what comes next? Rose's school comes under attack by vigilantes. No one could have predicted what will happen next. Abby makes the choice to go to Kansas to fight for Woman Suffrage, and almost pays the ultimate price. Violence and hatred run rampant through the country as America tries to come to grips with 2,000,000 freed slaves. So many of the characters you have come to know and love face both challenges and joys in this turbulent time in history.

©2016 Ginny Dye (P)2017 Ginny Dye

Author: Ginny Dye
Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
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The Grand Opening

1 rating

Summary

Before there was the family, there was just the business. From the minds of New York Times best-selling authors Carl Weber and Eric Pete comes the game-changing prequel to their blockbuster Family Business saga. Travel back to a small Southern town where, before there was Duncan Motors, there were the Duncan brothers: Louis, aka Sweet Lou, a lover of ladies and life and a man you did not want to cross; Lawrence, aka Larry, a screw-up as attracted to trouble as it was to him; and Lavernius, better known as LC, the soft-spoken college boy who simply wanted to sell cars. But the Duncan brothers weren't alone at the crossroads. There was also the mysterious and seductive Chippy, a woman who saw a way out of her circumstances and dared to take it. Witness what changed the course of their lives when ambitions intersected with opportunity that came calling one day in the form of a man named Alejandro Zuniga. Welcome to the familiar, but as you've never seen it before. The full voice cast includes Alonso Riggs, Julian Durant, and Neicy Bethea.

©2015 Carl Weber, Eric Pete (P)2015 Recorded Books

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Wild Card

2 ratings

Summary

Rule number one: Keep your head down and your eyes up. It makes you invisible. But not stupid. Ace, a young card shark, has worked her entire life to achieve one goal. Bring Burlone Allegretti to his knees. As the head of a mafia family who dabbles in human trafficking, he’s far from innocent and Ace can't wait to exact her revenge. As her plan is set in motion, the alluring head of a rival family, Kingston Romano, approaches her with a proposition. One that she’s desperate enough to accept. Soon, she finds herself in the crosshairs of a war she isn’t prepared to fight. With a target on her back, and intimate feelings she refuses to acknowledge, she'll have to decide if she's all in, or if she'll be taken for all she's worth. This story is intended for audiences 18 and older.

©2019 Kelsie Farmer (P)2020 Kelsie Farmer

Author: Kelsie Rae
Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
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Bad Intention (An Uncanny Kingdom Urban Fantasy)

Summary

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a diabolical demon, a wicked witch, or a vicious vampire. If Erin Banks has you in her sights, you’d better start running. At least, that’s the way things worked before some lunatic abducted her cousin. When Lana is stolen away in the middle of the night, it’s Erin’s turn to start running. To rescue the only family she has, the one lingering thread that connects her to the everyday world. Without Lana, all Erin has left are monsters and murder, and she’s not about to let that happen. To rescue her cousin, Erin must embark on a grim scavenger hunt, scooping up clues all over town. Miss one checkpoint and Lana’s kidnapper guarantees his victim an extremely violent end. Can Erin win the mystery abductor’s wicked game? Because if she can’t, it won’t just be her cousin she loses. She’ll lose herself. Magic, scares, and acid-tongued snark collide in this thrilling urban fantasy series set in the Uncanny Kingdom. Buried secrets and whiplash twists will keep you riding the edge of your seat. Listen to Bad Intention now for a pulse-pounding tale you won’t be able to put down. 

©2019 David Bussell, M.V. Stott (P)2019 David Bussell, M.V. Stott

Narrator: Helena Little
Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
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Man Eating F--Ks

Summary

Displace everything you thought you knew about the Man-Eating F--ks and get ready for the truth, as the saga goes full circle in this past vs. present tale of blood-dripping carnage. The cannibals are back, and they're bigger, meaner, stronger, and out for gut-wrenching revenge on the one person who destroyed their family: Storm. And with the financial backing from a mysterious cult and the devil himself, the F--ks aren't going to let anything, or anyone, get in their way of seeking absolute domination. Buckle up for some bone-crunching horror, as the stakes just got raised.

©2019 HellBound Books Publishing LLC (P)2020 HellBound Books Publishing LLC

Narrator: Jeremy Bartelt
Author: David Hughes
Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
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Furious Hours

18 ratings

Summary

One of President Barack Obama's Favorite Books of 2019 Named One of the Best Books of 2019 by Time, LitHub, Vulture, Glamour, O Magazine, Town and Country, Suspense Magazine, Inside Hook New York Times Best Seller “Compelling . . . at once a true-crime thriller, courtroom drama, and miniature biography of Harper Lee. If To Kill a Mockingbird was one of your favorite books growing up, you should add Furious Hours to your reading list today.” (Southern Living)  Reverend Willie Maxwell was a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members for insurance money in the 1970s. With the help of a savvy lawyer, he escaped justice for years until a relative shot him dead at the funeral of his last victim. Despite hundreds of witnesses, Maxwell's murderer was acquitted - thanks to the same attorney who had previously defended the reverend.  Sitting in the audience during the vigilante's trial was Harper Lee, who had traveled from New York City to her native Alabama with the idea of writing her own In Cold Blood, the true-crime classic she had helped her friend Truman Capote research 17 years earlier. Lee spent a year in town reporting and many more years working on her own version of the case.  Now, Casey Cep brings this story to life, from the shocking murders to the courtroom drama to the racial politics of the Deep South. At the same time, she offers a deeply moving portrait of one of the country's most beloved writers and her struggle with fame, success, and the mystery of artistic creativity.

©2019 Casey Cep (P)2019 Random House Audio

Narrator: Hillary Huber
Author: Casey Cep
Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
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Nacht-Express

Summary

Das Verbrechen gibt niemals Ruhe. Das muss auch Inspector Thorndike erkennen, der mit dem Nacht-Express unterwegs ist. Schon hinter London geschieht ausgerechnet im Nachbarabteil ein Mord. Der Täter? Das Motiv? Ein Rätsel. Aber klar dürfte sein, dass sich der Mörder noch im fahrenden Zug befindet. Doch niemand will etwas gesehen haben und alle Reisenden haben scheinbar wasserfeste Alibis. Zudem mischt sich auch noch eine alte Dame in seine Nachforschungen ein und bringt ihn zur Verzweiflung. Doch Mimi Rutherfurt lässt sich nicht stoppen.

©2018 Maritim Verlag, a Division of Skyscore Media GmbH (P)2018 Maritim Verlag, a Division of Skyscore Media GmbH

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Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

6 ratings

Summary

Library Journal Editors' Pick It's the last day of 1984, and 85-year-old Lillian Boxfish is about to take a walk. As she traverses a grittier Manhattan, a city anxious after an attack by a still-at-large subway vigilante, she encounters bartenders, bodega clerks, chauffeurs, security guards, bohemians, criminals, children, parents, and parents to be in surprising moments of generosity and grace. While she strolls Lillian recalls a long and eventful life that included a brief reign as the highest paid advertising woman in America - a career cut short by marriage, motherhood, divorce, and a breakdown. A love letter to city life - however shiny or sleazy - Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney paints a portrait of a remarkable woman across the canvas of a changing America: from the Jazz Age to the onset of the AIDS epidemic, the Great Depression to the birth of hip-hop.

©2016 Kathleen Rooney (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Xe Sands
Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
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Blunt Force

2 ratings

Summary

Jane Tennison must navigate the salacious world of theatre to solve a brutal murder in the heart of London's West End, in the brilliant new thriller from the Queen of Crime Drama, Lynda La Plante. Things can't get much worse for Detective Jane Tennison. Unceremoniously kicked off the adrenaline-fuelled Flying Squad, she now plies her trade in Gerald Road, a small and sleepy police station in the heart of London's affluent Knightsbridge. With only petty crime to sink her teeth into, Tennison can feel her career slowly flatlining. That is until the discovery of the most brutal murder Jane has ever seen: Charlie Foxley has been found viciously beaten to death with a cricket bat - his body dismembered and disembowelled. As a big-time theatrical agent, Foxley had a lot of powerful friends - but just as many enemies. And alongside her old friend DS Spencer Gibbs, Tennison must journey into the salacious world of show business to find out which one is the killer, before they strike again.

©2020 Lynda La Plante (P)2020 Bonnier Books UK

Narrator: Rachel Atkins
Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
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Justice Served

Summary

The hunt for an informant in the ranks draws Lieutenant Rebecca Frye, her lover Doctor Catherine Rawlings, and Officer Dellon Mitchell into a deadly game of hide-and-seek with an underworld kingpin who traffics in human souls. Newly promoted Detective Lieutenant Rebecca Frye once again assembles her unorthodox team of lovers and friends to bring a deadly informant in the police department to justice. Aided by J. T. Sloan, a cyber sleuth with a personal score to settle, Rebecca soon discovers the conspiracy extends far beyond the police department into the underworld of those who trade in human souls. Pressured by her superiors, driven by the private need to avenge her murdered partner, and determined to succeed, she must put one officer’s life at risk and her own heart on the line.

©2005 Radclyffe (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Betsy Zajko
Author: Radclyffe
Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
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From the Shadows

Summary

He inched forward, his mouth opening as his foggy brain caught up with what his eyes were seeing. The body of a man, his blank eyes gazing at the stars. When a homeless man is found murdered in picturesque Lincoln, Northolme-based DS Catherine Bishop is drafted in to infiltrate Phoenix House, the shelter where 'Mackie' occasionally spent the night. Working undercover with a new team is tough enough, especially as Catherine is still dealing with the emotional fallout from a previous case, but when someone close to her is critically injured in what may or may not be a related attack, the stakes are even higher. Everyone who knew Mackie seems to have something to hide. How do you catch a killer when no one is willing to talk?

©2017 Lisa Hartley (P)2018 W. F. Howes Ltd

Author: Lisa Hartley
Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
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Ein Leben im Jenseits

Summary

Schock für Dupin: Poe und Monsieur G. werden gleichzeitig in einen scheintoten Zustand versetzt und statt der medizinischen Hilfe treffen ihre Entführer ein, die sie vor seinen Augen davontragen und später lebendig begraben. Poe und G. erleben alles mit, können aber nicht reagieren, bis sie bereits von Finsternis umgeben sind. Dupin erhält eine Reihe von Rätseln, deren Lösung ihn zu den Gräbern der Freunde führen soll. Löst er sie nicht rechtzeitig, wird ihnen die Luft zum Atmen ausgehen. Während seine Lebenszeit verrinnt, durchlebt Poe schreckliche Visionen aus der Vergangenheit.

©2018 Maritim Verlag, a Division of Skyscore Media GmbH (P)2018 Maritim Verlag, a Division of Skyscore Media GmbH

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Der Schatten

Summary

Du bringst den Tod. Du weißt es nur noch nicht. "Am 11. Februar wirst du am Prater einen Mann namens Arthur Grimm töten. Mit gutem Grund. Aus freien Stücken." Gerade ist die junge Journalistin Norah von Berlin nach Wien gezogen, um ihr altes Leben endgültig hinter sich zu lassen, als ihr eine Bettlerin auf der Straße diese Worte förmlich entgegenspuckt. Norah ist verstört, denn ausgerechnet in der Nacht des 11. Februar ist vor vielen Jahren Schreckliches geschehen. Trotzdem tut sie die Frau als verwirrt ab - bis kurz darauf ein mysteriöser Mann namens Arthur Grimm in ihrem Leben auftaucht...

©2018 Melanie Raabe / btb Verlag, München (P)2018 der Hörverlag

Length: 9 hrs
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The Made-Up Man

Summary

Existential noir meets absurd comedy when a young man reluctantly enlists as source material for an art project. Stanley had known it was a mistake to accept his uncle Lech's offer to apartment-sit in Prague - he'd known it was one of Lech's proposals, a thinly veiled setup for some invasive, potentially dangerous performance art project. But whatever Lech had planned for Stanley, it would get him to Prague and maybe offer a chance to make things right with T after his failed attempt to propose. Stanley can take it. He can ignore their high jinks, resist being drafted into their evolving, darkening script. As the operation unfolds, it becomes clear there's more to this performance than he expected; they know more about Stanley's state of mind than he knows himself. He may be able to step over chalk outlines in the hallway, may be able to turn away from the women acting as his mother or the men performing as his father, but when a man made up to look like Stanley begins to play out his most devastating memory, he won't be able to stand outside this imitation of his life any longer. Immediately and wholly immersive, Joseph Scapellato's debut novel, The Made-Up Man, is a hilarious examination of art's role in self-knowledge, a sinister send-up of self-deception, and a big-hearted investigation into the cast of characters necessary to help us finally meet ourselves.

©2019 Joseph Scapellato (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: Ramiz Monsef
Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
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Mine - Sie ist die Meine [Mine]

Summary

Sie hätte nie in meinen Club kommen dürfen.   Aber sie tat es.     Ich hätte sie nicht zweimal anschauen sollen.   Aber ich tat es.     Die kriminelle Unterwelt ist kein Ort für ein Mädchen wie sie.     Eine Nacht mit Katerina ist nicht genug, aber Männer wie ich können es sich nicht leisten, schwach zu sein.   Also sage ich ihr, dass sie gehen muss und mich nicht wiedersehen darf.     Das tut sie, aber nicht, bevor sie etwas sieht, was sie nicht sehen sollte.     Als sie untertaucht, ist es meine Pflicht, sie zu jagen.   Ich habe einen Job zu erledigen: Sie muss für immer verschwinden.     Aber vier Jahre später ist Kat nicht mehr allein.   Und der kleine Junge neben ihr sieht genauso aus wie ich.   Please note: This audiobook is in German. 

©2020 A. Zavarelli, Natasha Knight (P)2021 Grey Eagle Publications

Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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The Cartel 4

1 rating

Summary

You thought the Cartel was over, but Diamonds are forever…. The Diamond family has survived murder, deceit, and betrayal. Through it all, they’re still standing tall, and a new era has begun. After surviving an attempt on her life, Breeze has moved into the queen’s position by Zyir’s side. Zyir has taken over the empire and locked down Miami’s streets; the world is in his hands. But there is always new blood ready to overthrow the throne. Young Carter has retired and moved away from the madness - that is, until he gets an unexpected visitor at his home. This person shakes up the whole family, causing chaos that threatens to bring down the Cartel for good. New York Times best-selling authors Ashley and JaQuavis deliver the highly anticipated fourth installment of the wildly popular Cartel series.

©2012 Ashley & Jaquavis (P)2012 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Author: Ashley, JaQuavis
Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
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Ultimate Arsenal

Summary

The ultimate threat requires the ultimate Arsenal!   Amelia is fresh from her victory over ARC when a massive hurricane strikes New Orleans. In the aftermath, a pile of bodies is found and all evidence points to the Wraith as the perpetrator.    Has the killer of evil lost her grip on reality and started murdering indiscriminately? Or is there something even more dangerous in the world than the Wraith?   With every superhero in North America gunning for Madisun Dumas, Arsenal has to race against the clock and stand up to her own teammates to prove the vigilante's innocence.   If she doesn't kill her first.

©2020 Jeffery H. Haskell (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Emily Beresford
Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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The Neon Boneyard

1 rating

Summary

Daniel Faust has clawed his way from the gutter to a penthouse suite, carving a bloody swath across the Las Vegas underworld. He's buried his enemies and more than a few friends along the way.  If there's one thing a modern-day sorcerer knows for certain, though, it's that the past never stays buried forever.  Now he's running on ice, juggling his responsibilities as a mob boss with his dubious "gift" of a knighthood in the courts of hell, defending territory in two worlds at once.  It's a bad time for unfinished business to come back and haunt him, forcing him to confront his tortured history and the family he left behind. It's an even worse time for his surviving foes to join forces and take deadly aim at Faust's throne. Toss in a syndicate operative from a parallel world, a deranged, half-demon assassin hungry for a duel, and the shadowy machinations of the King of Worms, and the stage is set for a showdown under the neon lights of Vegas.  Vultures are circling, and only the magician with the quickest wits - and the fastest trigger finger - will survive.

©2018 Demimonde Books (P)2018 Demimonde Books

Narrator: Adam Verner
Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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Abduction

3 ratings

Summary

Pierce Steele was the Alphabits first recruit, and is team leader Sam’s right hand man. This whole investigating thing is fairly new for a man used to being a pilot, but he’s always loved pups. When he and the awkward bear shifter Cyrus are sent to investigate a lead on a missing child case down in the armpit of Florida, he expected it to be easy. Interview a few people. Grab the kid, take him home to his parents. Case closed. He did not expect the fiery omega Adrian Shultz to stand in his way. He certainly didn’t expect the daycare worker to be his fated mate. Pierce thought he was done with love forever. Adrian really wants to take arrogant tough alpha down a notch or two, but when his heat kicks in, he’ll settle for getting down with him. And while he’s at it, he’s going to make sure Pierce doesn’t take Dex away from his real family. The case turns out to be trickier than the team thought. Pierce and Cyrus end up dragging Adrian, the manny Tony, and missing child Dex back home to Chicago so the Alphabits can learn where the truth actually lies. The Alphabits aren’t vigilantes. These former soldiers and officers of the law have to do things by the book - even when it tears them apart to do so. But once all their ducks are in a row, the bad guys had better beware! You do not want this team of protective alphas on your tail.

©2019 Hawke and Crown LLC (P)2019 Hawke and Crown LLC

Narrator: John Solo
Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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Rattling the Bones

Summary

The last in the popular crime series featuring Fran Varady, from the author of the acclaimed Mitchell & Markby mysteries. Edna, the dotty bag lady Fran Varady used to see living in a churchyard with only feral cats for company, has crossed her path again. Now Edna is staying in a hostel, spending her days roaming, as before. But Fran begins to see a method to her madness, and even though no one will believe her, she is certain Edna is being followed. Who could be interested in a harmless old lady? Determined to protect her from this hidden danger, Fran finds herself digging into Edna's previous life, and an old love affair and family quarrel come to light. But by rattling the bones of the past, Fran has uncovered more than she bargained for.... Ann Granger has worked in British embassies in various parts of the world. She met her husband, who was also working for the British embassy, in Prague, and together they received postings to places as far apart as Munich and Lusaka. They are now permanently based in Oxfordshire.

©2007 Ann Granger (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Kim Hicks
Author: Ann Granger
Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
Available on Audible
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Bad Justice (An Uncanny Kingdom Urban Fantasy)

Summary

Demon or angel, sinner or saint, if the price is right, Erin Banks will take you down. When it comes to killing hell spawn and unholy monsters, Erin has free reign. For other killings, there are rules. Those contracts are called lawfully sanctioned murders. Yep, that’s a thing. In Erin’s world, the rules are different. According to the Uncanny Court of Brighton, a legitimate tactic for winning a trial is to murder the opposition’s witnesses, and that’s just what Erin intends to do. Hey, she didn’t write the rules, okay? Hired by defense lawyers to silence three witnesses whose testimony will almost certainly send their very guilty client to prison, Erin quickly discovers that she’s not the only killer working the case. Two other assassins are out there trying to claim her bounties, which is bad enough, but when one of them turns out to be her ex, and the other thinks killing Erin is the best way to come out on top, things swiftly go from bad to worse to absolutely lethal. Magic, scares, and acid-tongued snark collide in this thrilling urban fantasy series set in the Uncanny Kingdom. Buried secrets and whiplash twists will keep you riding the edge of your seat. Listen to Bad Justice now for a pulse-pounding tale you won’t be able to hit pause on. 

©2019 David Bussell, M.V. Stott (P)2019 David Bussell, M.V. Stott

Narrator: Helena Little
Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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Buried

Summary

In Blarney, Cork, an old millworker's cottage guards its secrets. In 1921 a mother, a father and their two young children disappeared from this house. And now, 95 years later, their mummified bodies have been discovered under the floorboards. As DS Katie Maguire investigates, the flames of old family rivalries flare up once more...and Katie is caught in the crossfire.

©2016 Graham Masterton (P)2016 W.F. Howes Ltd

Narrator: Aoife McMahon
Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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Spider-Man: Forever Young

3 ratings

Summary

Hoping to snag some rent-paying photos of his arachnid-like alter ego in action, Peter Parker goes looking for trouble - and finds it in the form of a mysterious, mythical stone tablet coveted by both the Kingpin and the Maggia. Caught in the crosshairs of New York's most nefarious villains, Peter also runs afoul of his friends - and the police! His girlfriend, Gwen Stacy, isn't too happy with him either. And the past comes back to haunt him when the Maggia's assumed-dead leader resurfaces in pursuit of the troublesome tablet. Plus with Aunt May at death's door, has the ol' Parker luck disappeared for good? Based on the classic Stone Tablet Saga, this novel has been adapted and expanded for the present.

©2018 Marvel (P)2020 Marvel

Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Shield of Justice

2 ratings

Summary

Special Crimes Unit investigator Detective Sergeant Rebecca Frye is attempting to solve a series of sexual assaults and running into dead ends at every turn. Finally, she has a break in the case - a witness. However, the one person who may help her bring a madman to justice is a victim herself. Rebecca must now convince the injured woman's physician to assist her, a task that will force both women to confront their own darkest fears. Amidst professional conflicts and a growing mutual attraction, the two women become reluctant allies in the battle to stop the perpetrator before he strikes again.

©2002 Radclyffe (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Betsy Zajko
Author: Radclyffe
Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible
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As the Lotus Blooms

Summary

As the Lotus Blooms is the fast-moving sequel to Logan’s first novel Finding Lien. The story follows Lien, traumatized from her ordeal as a victim of child trafficking in a Cambodian brothel, on her journey of recovery.  Despite her recurring bouts of PTSD, this courageous young woman signs on with an NGO to work with a team to prevent trafficking and rescue victims. It is a dangerous mission for all, especially Lien, whose wounds are deep and emotional stability in question.

©2019 Black Rose Writing (P)2021 Beacon Audiobooks

Narrator: Lou Petrella
Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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His Mafioso Princess

Summary

Victoria Vitucci was the only light in my dark world. She's forbidden, but so am I. I'm not free to be with her, but I want her more than anything. My secrets will shatter her. But I underestimated my little Mafioso Princess. There is a reason she is the daughter of the most feared Cosa Nostra godfather. Maybe I will be the one shattered in the end.

©2017 Terri Anne Browning (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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Lunatic City: The Pandrom Redemption

Summary

The road to redemption is a perilous one! Frank Parker is still reeling from the Lenny Marquez Case and is working off his frustrations as a Katsaros enforcer. When Janet Foxx asks him to look into a so-called wrongful conviction, he finds himself trying to prove the innocence of one of Tycho City’s most notorious killers. The case’s broken path soon takes him to the infamous Pandrom Prison, where he’ll come face-to-face with old demons that could change everything and turn him away from his crusade to find his partner’s killer. But he can’t languish for long. When his sequestered family finds itself in the crosshairs of a lunatic hit squad, Frank must act to protect them and find a murderer before time runs out on his reluctant client. Can he find his family before the lunatics? Will the truth be too much for Frank to bear? If he’s not careful, he might find redemption for his notorious client and maybe a little for himself. Read all about it in this lightning-fast cyberpunk noir.

©2018 T. Allen Diaz (P)2019 T. Allen Diaz

Narrator: Tom Campbell
Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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Addicted to You

Summary

Best-selling author and SHEEN Magazine Literary Excellence Award-winner Porscha Sterling makes her Dafina Books debut with an urban romance perfect for fans who enjoy the sexy suspense of Niobia Bryant's Mistress series and the urban edge of Ashley Antoinette.... As a wealthy heiress, Sage McMillian is used to getting what she wants. And what she wants is to make Dom 'Ink' Richardson her man. The fact that he's married to another woman is just a small obstacle. As the privileged and pampered heir of the McMillian empire, Sage McMillian always had what her heart desired. One night of spontaneous fun lands her inside of Official Ink, a tattoo parlor owned by the sexy, savage, and former street king, Dom "Ink" Richardson. The moment she sees him, it's love at first sight. Yet, it's Ink's indifference to her beauty and charm that grabs Sage's attention. He's numb to her advances and uninterested in small talk. She later finds out he's a married man, which should be the ultimate deterrent, but Sage welcomes the challenge he poses. A genuine friendship is born, only adding fuel to the flame of her addiction to him. When Ink's wife is murdered, the scandal rips the headlines and lands him on the front page of newspapers nationwide, but Sage is there for him. With her family's powerful connections, she seems to be godsent as she selflessly fights for his freedom and proclaims his innocence. But there's a lot more to Sage's interest in Ink - and she may not be the loyal and devoted friend Ink knows her to be....

©2019 Porscha Sterling (P)2020 Recorded Books

Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
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The Evening Road

Summary

Two women, two directions: one dark, extraordinary day. Meet Ottie Lee Henshaw, a startling, challenging beauty in small-town Indiana. Quick of mind, she navigates a stifling marriage, a lecherous boss, and, on one day in the summer of 1930, an odyssey across the countryside to witness a dark and fearful celebration. Meet Calla Destry, a determined young woman desperate to escape the violence of her town and to find the lover who has promised her a new life. On this day the countryside of Jim Crow-era Indiana is no place for either. It is a world populated by frenzied demagogues and crazed revelers, by marauding vigilantes and grim fish suppers, by possessed bloodhounds and, finally, by the Ku Klux Klan itself. Reminiscent of the works of Louise Erdrich, Edward P. Jones, and Marilynne Robinson, The Evening Road is the story of two remarkable women on the move through an America riven by fear and hatred, and eager to flee the secrets they have left behind.

©2017 Laird Hunt (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Author: Laird Hunt
Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
Available on Audible
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Rot wie Blut

Summary

Auf einer Festgesellschaft kommt die Frau eines wohlhabenden Bankiers auf schockierende Weise ums Leben. Ein Attentäter tötet sie mit einer Kugel aus dem Hinterhalt. Doch bei der Befragung stellt sich heraus, dass niemand der Anwesenden einen Schuss gehört noch jemanden hat davoneilen sehen. Damit aber nicht genug: Das tödliche Projektil lässt sich trotz gründlicher Leichenschau nicht auffinden. Während Chiefinspector Lestrade mit seinem Kollegen Dash noch über die Art der Waffe grübelt, stirbt eine zweite Frau. Und die Zeugenaussagen sind erschreckenderweise deckungsgleich zum ersten Fall.

©2019 Fritzi Records (P)2019 Fritzi Records

Available on Audible
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Bad Soul

Summary

Promises, rules, bones; Erin Banks will break them all.  Unscrupulous and lethal, Erin has everything she needs to be an assassin in a world full of mobsters, monsters, and magic.  She wasn’t born with powers, but thanks to her Uncanny Ink - arcane tattoos that transform her body into a magic-fueled killing machine - she’s more than a match for anyone dumb enough to stand between her and getting paid. Fresh out of prison, Erin wastes no time getting back to what she does best: running down wanted men and claiming their bounties. But when a powerful demon lurking in a black cathedral hires her to round up an errant soul, the creature offers a reward far more valuable than money.... He offers Erin the key to unlocking her tragic past. The key to the mystery surrounding her long-lost brother. Magic, scares, and acid-tongued snark collide in this thrilling urban fantasy series set in the Uncanny Kingdom. Buried secrets and whiplash twists will keep you riding the edge of your seat. Listen to Bad Soul now for a pulse-pounding tale you won’t be able to pause.

©2018 David Bussell & Matthew Stott (P)2019 David Bussell & Matthew Stott

Narrator: Helena Little
Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible
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Der Verrat

Summary

Ein Weingut an der Saar. Ein altes Verbrechen. Und eine Schuld, die nie verjährt ... Als Nane nach zwanzig Jahren Haft aus dem Gefängnis entlassen wird, hat sich vieles verändert. Nicht aber die Schuld, die weiter auf ihr lastet. Nicht die Erinnerung an die Nacht, die ihr Leben zerstörte und schon gar nicht das Verhältnis zu ihren Schwestern Pia und Birgit. Pia ist die einzige der Schwestern, die es gut getroffen hat. Die erfolgreiche Restauratorin lebt mit ihrem Mann auf einem idyllischen Weingut an der Saar. Da lässt es sich gut verdrängen, auf welch zerbrechlichem Fundament ihr Glück gebaut ist. Doch dann tritt ihre Schwester Nane wieder in ihr Leben und Pia ahnt: Es ist Zeit für die Wahrheit. Und damit Zeit für Rache - oder Vergebung.

©2018 Penguin Verlag, München (P)2018 der Hörverlag

Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Sleep Toward Heaven

Summary

Amanda Eyre Ward stormed onto the literary scene with this resounding first novel that commanded immediate acclaim. In Sleep Toward Heaven, Karen sinks inside herself as she awaits execution for murder. Karen’s prison doctor, Franny, is drowning in her own guilt over the death of a patient, and Celia, the widow of one of Karen’s victims, tries desperately to move on with her life.

©2003 Amanda Eyre Ward (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Sorry for the Dead

Summary

At once a compelling murder mystery and a moving exploration of love and grief, critically acclaimed author Nicola Upson's eighth Josephine Tey mystery is a force to be reckoned with.  In the summer of 1915, the sudden death of a young girl brings grief and notoriety to Charleston Farmhouse on the Sussex Downs.  Years later, Josephine Tey returns to the same house - now much changed - and remembers the two women with whom she once lodged as a young teacher during the Great War. As past and present collide, with murders decades apart, Josephine is forced to face the possibility that the scandal which threatened to destroy those women's lives hid a much darker secret.

©2019 Nicola Upson (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

Narrator: Sandra Duncan
Author: Nicola Upson
Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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A Piece of Justice

1 rating

Summary

Booker shortlisted author Jill Paton Walsh returns with the second Imogen Quy mystery.  Biography is usually a safe profession. Even rather sedate. But more than one biographer has found that writing about the late great mathematician Gideon Summerfield leads to a hasty retreat. Or something more deadly....  Imogen Quy, the coolly competent college nurse at St. Agatha's College, Cambridge, first notices the pattern when her enthusiastic lodger Fran becomes the latest Summerfield biographer. Before she realises how deadly the Summerfield secret is, Fran's life is in danger. And Imogen may be next.... 

©2019 Jill Paton Walsh (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
Available on Audible
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Deceit

Summary

Salvatore   My best friend asked me to marry his sister...so I did everything I could to ensure it.   I've been after Aria Funar for years, wanting her by my side, craving that woman and her spirit. Over the years I had watched her grow up and turn into the woman she's become. After a traumatic event happened to Aria, her father branded her as damaged, irrelevant, she was deemed useless to him. Now, and only now am I worthy of marrying his daughter - because the tragic things that have happened to her ultimately brought her down to my level in her father's eyes.  She isn't this broken little thing, and seeing the demons she battles every day destroys me.  I made a promise to Aria, that I wouldn't allow anything to ever harm her again.  I'm not a good man, in fact I'm the exact opposite.  I'm a monster, but I'm her monster.

©2019 Knox Publishing (P)2019 Knox Publishing

Narrator: Megan Nutt
Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
Available on Audible
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Mission Inadvisable

Summary

Part-time heroes. Full-time outlaws. Carl Ramsey has done the unthinkable: he turned down a lucrative job. When the deed is too despicable even for outlaws like the Mobius crew, someone nasty had to be behind it. Carl and his friends decide to hunt down their potential employer and turn him over to the authorities. But as amateur vigilantes, they mire themselves in a moral quagmire of conflicts of interest. With victory (and a tidy payday) in their sights, can they live with the awful truth they uncover? Carl will have to decide if being one of the good guys means letting a friend pay for their crimes.

©2017 J.S. Morin (P)2017 J.S. Morin

Narrator: Mikael Naramore
Author: J.S. Morin
Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible
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Imperfect Monster

Summary

Cold, ruthless. I’m Paulo García’s monster, and I’d swallowed that bitter pill whole, learned to deal with it...until she stormed into the house like some avenging Valkyrie.  Brave, beautiful. Nicky just wants to save her brother. She showed up with an envelope full of cash and a smart mouth and found herself in a den of monsters. I wish I could say I was the best of them, I wish I could protect her - but I’m far from perfect.

©2018 Jennifer Bene (P)2019 Insatiable Press

Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
Available on Audible
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Blue Diary

Summary

Alice Hoffman, the bestselling author of The Rules of Magic, asks how we can find the courage to face the unthinkable in this compelling New York Times Notable Book.

When Ethan Ford fails to show up for work on a brilliant summer morning, none of his neighbors would guess that for more than thirteen years, he has been running from his past. His true nature has been locked away, as hidden as his real identity. But sometimes locks spring open, and the devastating truths of Ethan Ford's history shatter the small-town peace of Monroe, affecting family and friends alike.

Now, the police are at the door. Ethan Ford's life as an irreproachable family man and heroic volunteer fireman has come to an end - and Jorie Ford's life is coming apart. Some of the residents of Monroe are rallying behind Ethan. But others, including his wife and son, and wondering what remains true when so much is shown to be false - and how capable we really are of change.

©2004 Alice Hoffman (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Joyce Bean
Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
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Die Bande der Affen

Summary

Edgar Wallace löst jedes Rätsel. Das glaubt zumindest Chefinspektor Bliss vom Scotland Yard. Immer wieder sind es die Romane des englischen Kriminalschriftstellers, die ihm wertvolle Tipps bei der Aufklärung seiner Fälle liefern. So auch im Fall der Affenbande. Ein nächtlicher Eisenbahnraub verursacht dem Yard Kopfzerbrechen. Gestohlen wurde ein unermesslich wertvoller afrikanischer Stammesschatz. Die Täter: Menschenaffen. Jedenfalls wenn man den am Tatort gefundenen Fingerabdrücken Glauben schenken darf. Bliss und Mander ermitteln. Schon bald kommen sie dem wahren Täter auf die Spur. Da geschieht das Unfassbare: Sergeant Mander wird entführt. Bliss ist hilflos.

©2012 Blitz Verlag (P)2017 WinterZeit Verlag

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El silencio de la ciudad blanca

9 ratings

Summary

Tasio Ortiz de Zárate, el brillante arqueólogo condenado por los extraños asesinatos que aterrorizaron la tranquila ciudad de Vitoria hace dos décadas, está a punto de salir de prisión en su primer permiso cuando los crímenes se reanudan de nuevo: en la emblemática Catedral Vieja de Vitoria, una pareja de veinte años aparece desnuda y muerta por picaduras de abeja en la garganta. Poco después, otra pareja de veinticinco años es asesinada en la Casa del Cordón, un conocido edificio medieval.  El joven inspector Unai López de Ayala - alias Kraken - , experto en perfiles criminales, está obsesionado con prevenir los crímenes antes de que ocurran, una tragedia personal aún fresca no le permite encarar el caso como uno más. Sus métodos poco ortodoxos enervan a su jefa, Alba, la subcomisaria con la que mantiene una ambigua relación marcada por los crímenes...El tiempo corre en su contra y la amenaza acecha en cualquier rincón de la ciudad. ¿Quién será el siguiente?  Una novela negra absorbente que se mueve entre la mitología y las leyendas de Álava, la arqueología, los secretos de familia y la psicología criminal. Un noir elegante y complejo que demuestra cómo los errores del pasado pueden influir en el presente.  Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. 

©2016 Eva García Sáenz de Urturi (P)2017 Editorial Planeta

Narrator: Juan Magraner
Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
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Silas Marner

Summary

Silas Marner is a dramatic novel by great Victorian novelist George Eliot. First published in 1861 it tells the tale of the lonely weaver Silas Marner who, after suffering betrayal and rejection, leaves his community to become a recluse obsessed only with accumulating money. One day Silas's money is stolen by Dunstan Cass, a dissolute son of Squire Cass, the town's leading landowner. The loss of his gold drives Silas into a deep gloom, until one day a little golden-haired orphan girl wanders into his home to change his life forever. Set at the beginning of the industrial revolution, Eliot weaves a telling social commentary into an inspiring tale of love and redemption. English novelist George Eliot (1819-1880), real name Mary Ann (Marian) Evans was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.

Public Domain (P)2009 RNIB

Narrator: Gabriel Woolf
Author: George Eliot
Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
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Kade

1 rating

Summary

I've never been the type of man to seek my father's approval, especially when it comes to women. Now though, all I want for him is to accept her into our family - into our club. Ivy has a jaded past, even moreso now than before. She may be his arch nemesis' daughter, but she's my girl and he needs to remember that. This isn't any Romeo or Juliet bullshit. This is a fight of good versus evil and Ivy sure as fuck isn't evil. The words written into her flesh prove that.

©2019 Elizabeth Knox (P)2019 Elizabeth Knox

Narrator: Jason Fella
Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
Available on Audible
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Riven

Summary

Jerry B. Jenkins -

New York Times best-selling co-author of the phenomenal Left Behind? series - highlights two men whose lives converge inside Washington State's most unforgiving supermax prison. A death sentence is Brady Darby's punishment for a life of delinquency and murder. But after God uses Chaplain Carey to transform this felon's hopeless heart, Darby asks to be crucified. But as word of this unusual request spreads like wildfire, will the state grant him his wish?

©2008 Jenkins Entertainment, LLC (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Joey Collins
Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
Available on Audible
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James Patterson Can't Beat Detective Frank Jones

Summary

College Sophomore Autumn Boyd lies dead on the Charleston Battery. Her Uncle Boyd Tanner is out to solve this murder, on his own. Tanner is on leave from duty in Iraq. Unknown to Tanner, is Detective Frank Jones. Jones is a seven year veteran of Homicide. Fighting personal demons and a Chief who hates him, Jones investigates Autumn's murder without any leads. The only way he can save his job is to solve this case. Since he re-assigned he has to use the only lead he can find, Autumn's Uncle, Boyd Tanner. His heart and mind broken, from war and death now at home, both Detective Jones and Boyd pursues answers like men running a marathon. Time is running out before Tanner is duty bound to return to Iraq and keep Frank from turning in his shield. Each lead he uncovers leads to unpredictable choices and consequences. Nothing is as it should be. Tanner's girlfriend Anne Willow provides physical and emotional tender care. Yet she fails to realize how far deep this case goes down the rabbit hole of Charleston. Yet Boyd has no idea how connected to this case Anne is as she runs from being straight to a Bi-sexual. As Boyd runs a gauntlet of drug dealers, shady police, and political red tape, he realizes he has to act on his own for justice.

©2011 Eugene Cole Bolchoz (P)2015 Eugene Cole Bolchoz

Narrator: Kat Heiser
Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
Available on Audible
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The Girl Who Wasn't There

Summary

Sebastian von Eschburg, scion of a wealthy, self-destructive family, survived his disastrous childhood to become a celebrated if controversial artist. He casts a provocative shadow over the Berlin scene; his disturbing photographs and installations show that truth and reality are two distinct things. When Sebastian is accused of murdering a young woman and the police investigation takes a sinister turn, seasoned lawyer Konrad Biegler agrees to represent him - and hopes to help himself in the process. But Biegler soon learns that nothing about the case - or the suspect - is what it appears. The new thriller from the acclaimed author of The Collini Case, The Girl Who Wasn't There is dark, ingenious and irresistibly gripping.

©2013 Ferdinand von Schirach and Piper Verlag GmbH (P)2015 Oakhill Publishing

Narrator: Cameron Stewart
Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
Available on Audible
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L'invitation

Summary

Lutte des classes, ambition politique, désirs refoulés et violence sourde... Une œuvre originale et parfaitement construite qui allie roman noir à la tension implacable et comédie sociale mordante, quelque part entre le Monsieur Ripley de Patricia Highsmith et Le Dîner de Herman Koch, le tout porté par un humour grinçant tout britannique.

Ben Fitzmaurice est devenu le meilleur ami de Martin Gilmour le jour où, dans la cour de leur très chic école, Ben, héritier d'une prestigieuse dynastie, a pris la défense de Martin, petit boursier, fils unique d'une mère célibataire sans le sou. Depuis, Ben s'est fait un nom en politique, Martin est devenu critique d'art ; Ben a épousé la très parfaite Serena, Martin vit avec la très discrète Lucy. Et Ben est toujours le meilleur ami de Martin. Ce soir, Ben fête ses quarante ans. Tout le gratin est présent. Martin aussi. Naturellement... Le lendemain, Serena est dans le coma ; Lucy est internée. Ben est à l'hôpital ; Martin, lui, répond aux questions des policiers : que s'est-il passé durant cette soirée ? Pourquoi un tel déchaînement de violence ? Et si cette amitié en apparence parfaite cachait en réalité des sentiments bien plus troubles ?

©2018 Belfond (P)2018 Audible Studios

Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
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The Social Code

2 ratings

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The Social Code is the much-anticipated sequel to Patrick Hanlon's widely acclaimed book Primal Branding: Create Zealots for Your Brand, Your Company And Your Future. The book illustrates how to design and attract social communities, using underlying principles that have already created great brands, internal cultures, political and social movements, even civic communities. The new mission is to create a fan community that becomes so passionate about your success, they are willing to create it themselves. YouTube, the largest social engagement platform on the planet, already promotes the principles outlined in The Social Code as their recommended method for designing and attracting online social communities. Using these principles, social brands are more likely to become viral brands. Hanlon defines the seven critical data points for your social narrative in today's digitally-centered environment. Facebook Likes, social media clicks and hashtag counts are meaningless unless they simultaneously build your social code and thereby your community. This method has already been proven out at Fortune 100 companies around the world.

©2014 Patrick S Hanlon (P)2017 Patrick S Hanlon

Narrator: Patrick Hanlon
Length: 52 mins
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Last Stand at Saber River

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A quiet haunted man, Paul Cable walked away from a lost cause hoping to pick up where he left off. But things have changed in Arizona since he first rode out to go fight for the Confederacy. Two brothers - Union men - have claimed his spread and they're not about to give it back, leaving Cable and his family no place to settle in peace. It seems this war is not yet over for Paul Cable. But no one's going to take away his land and his future - not with their laws, their lies, or their guns.

©1959 Elmore Leonard (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Richard Poe
Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
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La petite femelle

1 rating

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Au mois de novembre 1953 débute le procès retentissant de Pauline Dubuisson, accusée d'avoir tué de sang-froid son amant. Mais qui est donc cette beauté ravageuse dont la France entière réclame la tête ? Une arriviste froide et calculatrice ? Un monstre de duplicité qui a couché avec les Allemands, a été tondu, avant d'assassiner par jalousie un garçon de bonne famille ? Ou n'est-elle, au contraire, qu'une jeune fille libre qui revendique avant l'heure son émancipation et questionne la place des femmes au sein de la société ? Personne n'a jamais voulu écouter ce qu'elle avait à dire, elle que les soubresauts de l'Histoire ont pourtant broyée sans pitié. Telle une enquête policière, La Petite Femelle retrace la quête obsessionnelle que Philippe Jaenada a menée pour rendre justice à Pauline Dubuisson en éclairant sa personnalité d'un nouveau jour. À son sujet, il a tout lu, tout écouté, soulevé toutes les pierres. Il nous livre ici un roman minutieux et passionnant, auquel, avec un sens de l'équilibre digne des meilleurs funambules, il parvient à greffer son humour irrésistible, son inimitable autodérision et ses cascades de digressions. Un récit palpitant, qui défie toutes les règles romanesques. >> Ce livre audio en version intégrale vous est proposé en exclusivité par Audible et est uniquement disponible en téléchargement.

©2015 Robert Laffont (P)2016 Audible Studios

Narrator: Bernard Gabay
Length: 23 hrs and 16 mins
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Defiant

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Stefan My father gave me an ultimatum. He should really know better than that. I was set to marry Isabella, the daughter of a prestigious accountant for one of the Clans. He's been pressuring me for years to get married to extend our lineage - basically, to open up a baby-making factory.  I may be marrying a woman, but it sure as hell won't be a boring little virgin girl. I want defiance in the highest form, and how better to achieve that than marrying a slave?

©2019 Elizabeth Knox, Iris Sweetwater (P)2020 Elizabeth Knox, Iris Sweetwater

Narrator: Amber Bray
Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
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Criminal Activity in the Hoosier Heartland

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“She had been my first true love, that one you never really forget, the one that for all the fighting you do later on to suppress the fact she is still in your heart, you are doing so in vain.” So says Brian, the young man who was sure he'd found the love of his life - until death stole her away.  In the audiobook Criminal Activity in the Hoosier Heartland, author David Boyer offers up tales that have no happy endings, no Prince Charming or fairy-tale romances. Truth is much stranger than fiction, as these tales will prove beyond the shadow of a doubt.  In the author's world, deep, dark secrets lie beneath the friendly, normal facade known as Knox County, Indiana. Ghosts haunt the minds of God's special children; fledgling serial killers, who may be living right next door, hunt for prey on our city streets in plain sight; a young woman, doing time in jail for being a habitual offender, decides to follow a new path in life - only to realize the path she has chosen leads her stumbling into her worst nightmare; neighborhood bullies torment the innocent just for fun but end up crossing the line into murder; and star-crossed lovers living fairy-tale romances find out the hard way that love is the cruelest lie of all.  Based on real events yet fictionalized for dramatic effect, the characters in this audiobook will linger on in your mind long after you put the audiobook away - and the lights go out.

©2018 David Boyer (P)2018 David Boyer

Narrator: Tyler L
Author: David Boyer
Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
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Break the Chain: Mission 4

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The jig is up. The news is out. They finally found her. As Esper has tried to save the galaxy’s wayward children, she’s done it with the looming threat of the Convocation dogging her steps. She knows why they’re after her, even if she can’t remember the events. She’s shaken them across a dozen star systems. She’s bested their hunters the few times they’ve caught up. Now, Esper is about to face her greatest fear: the truth about what she’s done. This latest pair of Convocation bounty hunters is a cut above the previous failures who tried to catch her. They’re more resourceful, closer on her trail, and have one advantage that NONE of the others could boast. The help of an old associate who sold Esper out. Break the Chain is the fourth mission of Black Ocean: Mercy for Hire. Set in the Black Ocean Universe, it continues the saga of the galaxy's sweetest bounty hunter and her loyal sidekick (who is NOT a dog!) and introduces a colorful cast for new and returning listeners alike. Fans of vigilante justice and heroes who exemplify the word will love this series. Grab yours and contribute to the Esper Defense Fund!

©2018 J.S. Morin (P)2018 J.S. Morin

Narrator: Mikael Naramore
Author: J.S. Morin
Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
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Lost

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When a human appears at the gates pleading for Alex's help, he is more than ready to leave the Academy for a chance to cope with his guilt and heartache. Upon finding that Greyton is being decimated by gangs, Alex turns into the city's vigilante, rescuing its citizens and returning the streets to those who learn to look to him for protection. But when Drogan turns the tables, Alex is forced to choose to between the humans he has protected with his life, and the girl who holds his heart.

©2015 Cheree Alsop (P)2016 Cheree Alsop

Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
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Barker House

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Bloomsbury presents Barker House by David Moloney, read by Mark Chavez, Laurie McGuinness, Chris Cochrane, William Roberts, Lance C Fuller and Laurence Bouvard. Olive Kitteridge meets The Mars Room in this powerfully unsentimental work of fiction - a portrait of nine lives behind the concrete walls of a New Hampshire jail. David Moloney’s Barker House follows the story of nine unforgettable New Hampshire Correctional Officers over the course of one year on the job. While veteran guards get by on what they consider survival strategies - including sadistic power-mongering and obsessive voyeurism - two rookies, including the only female Officer on her shift, develop their own tactics for facing “the system”.  Tracking their subtly intertwined lives, Barker House reveals the precarious world of the jailers, coming to a head when the unexpected death of one in their ranks brings them together. Timely and universal, this masterfully crafted debut adds a new layer to discussions of America’s criminal justice system and introduces a brilliant young literary talent.

©2020 David Moloney (P)2020 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

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Wundbrand

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Der fünfte Fall für Olivia Rönning und Tom Stilton. THAILAND: Auf dem Mekong gleitet ein Kanu. Die Augen des Fahrers tränen. Er hat die Zivilisation hinter sich gelassen, um ins Goldene Dreieck zu gelangen. Es ist eine Reise zu sich selbst und ein Versuch, die schreckliche Tat aufzuarbeiten, die ihn verfolgt. Der Mann in dem Kanu ist Ex-Kriminalkommissar Tom Stilton. STOCKHOLM: Olivia Rönning ist mit einem Mord befasst, der Schweden in Atem hält. Eine ganze Familie wurde kurz vor der Fahrt in die Winterferien in ihrem Auto brutal ermordet. Der schwedische Geheimdienst lieferte schnell einen Verdächtigen, der auch verurteilt wird. Doch Olivia zweifelt an der Schuld des Mannes.

©2018 btb Verlag, München. Übersetzung von Susanne Dahmann und Julia Gschwilm (P)2018 der Hörverlag

Narrator: Achim Buch
Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
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Where All Light Tends to Go

2 ratings

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In the country-noir tradition of Winter's Bone meets Breaking Bad, a savage and beautiful story of a young man seeking redemption. The area surrounding Cashiers, North Carolina, is home to people of all kinds, but the world that Jacob McNeely lives in is crueler than most. His father runs a methodically organized meth ring, with local authorities on the dime to turn a blind eye to his dealings. Having dropped out of high school and cut himself off from his peers, Jacob has been working for this father for years, all on the promise that his payday will come eventually. The only joy he finds comes from reuniting with Maggie, his first love, and a girl clearly bound for bigger and better things than their hardscrabble town. Jacob has always been resigned to play the cards that were dealt him, but when a fatal mistake changes everything, he's faced with a choice: stay and appease his father, or leave the mountains with the girl he loves. In a place where blood is thicker than water and hope takes a back seat to fate, Jacob wonders if he can muster the strength to rise above the only life he's ever known.

©2015 David Joy (P)2015 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Macleod Andrews
Author: David Joy
Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
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Die Ruhe der Toten

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Der Friedhof von Gutts Hill soll verlegt werden. Die Arbeiten kommen gut voran, doch dann ereignet sich ein grauenvolles Verbrechen. Im offenen Grab eines hochrangigen Armeeoffiziers werden am Tag der Umbettung zwei Leichen entdeckt. Welche Bedeutung haben die am Tatort hinterlassenen Bestandteile einer Hochzeit? Warum wurden die sterblichen Überreste des Toten aus seiner letzten Ruhestätte gestohlen? Fragen, die einer dringenden Aufklärung bedürfen, wenn Mimi ihrem alten Freund Colonel Rollins bei der Aufklärung der seltsamen Vorgänge behilflich sein will.

©2018 Maritim Verlag, a Division of Skyscore Media GmbH (P)2018 Maritim Verlag, a Division of Skyscore Media GmbH

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Diebe in der Nacht

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Mimi und ihre Freundin Audrey verbringen ein Wochenende in London. Spontan beschließen sie, ihren Ausflug mit einem Einkaufsbummel durch das weltberühmte Kaufhaus Harrods zu krönen. Doch das beeindruckende Warenangebot des Hauses verliert schnell seinen Glanz, als beide Frauen zu ihrem Erschrecken feststellen, dass sie den Ladenschluss versäumt haben. Noch kein wirklicher Grund zur Beunruhigung, bis man feststellt, man ist nicht allein im Haus! Eine Nacht voller Gefahren nimmt ihren Anfang!

©2018 Maritim Verlag, a Division of Skyscore Media GmbH (P)2018 Maritim Verlag, a Division of Skyscore Media GmbH

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Redemption

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A century after Appomattox, the civil rights movement won full citizenship for black Americans in the South. It should not have been necessary: by 1870 those rights were set in the Constitution. This is the story of the terrorist campaign that took them away. Nicholas Lemann opens his extraordinary new book with a riveting account of the horrific events of Easter 1873 in Colfax, Louisiana, where a white militia of Confederate veterans-turned-vigilantes attacked the black community there and massacred hundreds of people in a gruesome killing spree. This was the start of an insurgency that changed the course of American history: for the next few years, white Southern Democrats waged a campaign of political terrorism aimed at overturning the 14th and 15th Amendments and challenging President Grant's support for the emergent structures of black political power. The remorseless strategy of well-financed "White Line" organizations was to create chaos and keep blacks from voting, out of fear for their lives and livelihoods. Redemption is the first book to describe in uncompromising detail this organized racial violence, which reached its apogee in Mississippi in 1875. Lemann bases his devastating account on a wealth of military records, congressional investigations, memoirs, press reports, and the invaluable papers of Adelbert Ames, the war hero from Maine who was Mississippi's governor at the time. When Ames pleaded with Grant for federal troops who could thwart the white terrorists violently disrupting Republican political activities, Grant wavered, and the result was a bloody, corrupt election in which Mississippi was "redeemed", that is, returned to white control. Redemption makes clear that this is what led to the death of Reconstruction and of the rights encoded in the 14th and 15th Amendments. We are still living with the consequences.

©2006 Nicholas Lemann (P)2006 Tantor Media, Inc.

Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
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Superhero Syndrome

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Tess McBray was dying. The solstice syndrome had no cure, and she resigned herself to an early grave. But just when she gave up on survival, all her symptoms mysteriously disappeared.   All but one symptom, anyway. Something is wrong with Tess’ hands. They absorb any material they touch, and her skin turns to wood, steel, or concrete. It doesn’t take this comic book obsessed 21-year-old long to figure out what’s going on: Somehow, she’s developed super powers. And she’s not the only one; across the country, people are coming forward and sharing their gifts with the world. In her own city, where the police are battling a human trafficking operation, a masked vigilante called The Fox is saving lives and stopping criminals.   Tess doesn’t know where she fits into this new, super-powered world. But when people around her start disappearing, she can’t just sit on the sidelines. Teaming up with The Fox to create the world’s first superhero duo might be the only way to rid her city of evil and save the people she loves most.

©2017 Caryn Larrinaga (P)2019 Caryn Larrinaga

Narrator: Ruby Hankey
Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
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Dead Eye Hunt (A Post Apocalypse Adventure)

1 rating

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With zombie hordes swallowing the earth, mankind had no choice except to launch every nuke on the planet to stop them. Now, 150 years later, we live in over-crowded polluted cities, surrounded by vast radioactive wastelands. And no, we did not get all the zombies. They live among us, sometimes hiding in plain sight. Although the tattoos and piercings help them blend in, and the drugs help to contain their rage, they can never fully control their hunger. It’s endless. When they give in and people go missing and partially eaten corpses start turning up, the Dead-Eye hunters are called in to clean up the mess. Their job is to keep up the charade that we're safe. They do it for a price. In this world, money talks. Cash is king. Cole Younger knows that better than anyone, and he is hot on the trail of his next buck when he discovers that the tables have been turned. He’s not hunting Dead-Eyes, they are hunting him.

©2019 Peter Meredith (P)2020 Peter Meredith

Narrator: John Pirhalla
Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
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Il mistero dell'inquisitore Eymerich

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1354: Nicolas Eymerich, il sinistro inquisitore, è in Sardegna con re Pietro IV d'Aragona per soffocare la rivolta di Mariano, giudice d'Arborea. Mariano però ha un alleato potente e misterioso: lo chiamano Sardus Pater, una divinità sconosciuta e terribile... 1942, New York: lo psicologo austriaco Wilhelm Reich si è rifugiato in America per sfuggire ai nazisti e ha fatto una scoperta rivoluzionaria. Tanto da costringere le autorità a rinchiuderlo in prigione, dove una serie di inspiegabili allucinazioni sembra metterlo in collegamento proprio con Eymerich. Pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1996 nella storica collana Urania, un romanzo che segna una delle tappe fondamentali nella saga dell'inquisitore Eymerich, protagonista di libri ormai diventati di culto, a metà tra fantascienza e il noir.

©2015 Mondadori (P)2020 Mondadori

Narrator: William Angiuli
Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
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Protecting Elliot: A Protectors Novella

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Protecting him was just to supposed to be another job. Until it wasn’t. Two years after surviving a brutal attack from members of his own unit, former Special Forces soldier Cruz de la Vega has found new purpose working for an underground vigilante group that offers justice when the law can’t. When he’s assigned to figure out who attacked a local gay rights activist, Cruz expects it to be just another job. But when it comes to protecting Elliot Wittier, he soon learns that the last thing he wants is for the intriguing young man to be just another job. At 25 years old, Elliot Wittier is well on his way to having the perfect life. As the head of a hugely successful investment firm and the founder of a prominent foundation, he should be on top of the world. But looks can be deceiving and Elliot knows how to play the game. With the fear of failing the two most important people in his life always at the forefront of his mind, Elliot keeps an iron-grip on the control that has served him so well in the past. But when a violent attack leaves him vulnerable, Elliot’s carefully constructed world starts to fracture. As he struggles to keep the threat under wraps, he’s thrown off guard when a gorgeous stranger takes an interest in him at a Halloween themed benefit. Throwing caution to the wind, Elliot decides to allow himself the freedom that being with the enigmatic Cruz de la Vega brings for just one night. But what happens when one night isn’t enough? Or when the past catches up with the present? Can what two men found in each other in just twenty-four hours really last a lifetime? Although it features several characters from my other books and is part of the “Protectors” world, Protecting Elliot is a stand-alone novella that can serve as a great way to get a feel for the Protectors/Barretti/Finding universe I’ve created. In regards to the timeline of events, Protecting Elliot occurs after Book 9 in my Protectors series, but it is not necessary to read/listen to any other books to enjoy this novella. I’ve specifically written this book to give new readers/listeners a chance to meet my guys and for loyal fans to check in with old favorites while still meeting a new couple.

©2017 Sloane Kennedy (P)2020 Sloane Kennedy

Narrator: Michael Dean
Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
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Wanderlust

1 rating

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Sirantha Jax doesn’t take chances…she jumps at them…. Sirantha Jax is a “Jumper,” a woman who possesses the unique genetic makeup needed to navigate faster than light ships through grimspace. Jax has worked for the Farwan Corporation her entire career. But now the word’s out that the Corp deliberately crashed a passenger ship, and their stranglehold on intergalactic commerce has crumbled—which means that Jax is out of a job. She’s also broke, due to being declared dead a little prematurely. So when the government asks her to head up a vital diplomatic mission, Jax takes it. Her mandate: journey to the planet Ithiss-Tor and convince them to join the Conglomerate. But Jax’s payday is light years away. First, she’ll have to contend with Syndicate criminals, a stormy relationship with her pilot, man-eating aliens, and her own grimspace-weakened body. She’ll be lucky just to make it to Ithiss-Tor alive….

©2008 Ann Aguirre (P)2010 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Suzanna Duff
Author: Ann Aguirre
Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
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Black Fire

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When 28-year-old San Francisco Daily Morning Call reporter Mark Twain met Tom Sawyer at a local bathhouse in 1863, he was seeking a subject for his first novel. As Twain steamed, played cards, and drank beer with Sawyer (a volunteer firefighter, customs inspector, and local hero responsible for having saved 90 lives at sea), he had second thoughts about Shirley Tempest, his proposed book about a local girl firefighter, and began to envision a novel of wider scope. Twain learned that a dozen years earlier the then-18-year-old New York-born Sawyer had been a "Torch Boy," one of the youths who raced ahead of the volunteer firemen's hand-drawn engines at night carrying torches to light the way, always aware that a single spark could reduce the all-wood city of San Francisco to ashes in an instant. At that time a mysterious serial arsonist known by some as "The Lightkeeper" was in the process of burning San Francisco to the ground six times in 18 months - the most disastrous and costly series of fires ever experienced by any American metropolis. Black Fire is the most thorough and accurate account of Sawyer's relationship with Mark Twain and of the six devastating incendiary fires that baptized one of the modern world's favorite cities. Set amid a scorched landscape of burning roads, melting iron warehouses, exploding buildings, and deadly gangs who extorted and ruled by fear, it includes the never-before-told stories of Sawyer's heroism during the sinking of the steamship Independence and the crucial role Sawyer and the Torch Boys played in solving the mystery of the Lightkeeper. Drawing on archival sources such as actual San Francisco newspaper interviews with Sawyer and the handwritten police depositions of the arrest of the Lightkeeper, best-selling author Robert Graysmith vividly portrays the gritty, corrupt, and violent world of Gold Rush-era San Francisco, overrun with gunfighters, hooligans, hordes of gold prospectors, crooked politicians, and vigilantes. By chronicling how Sawyer took it upon himself to investigate, expose, and stop the arsonist, Black Fire details - for the first time - Sawyer's remarkable life and illustrates why Twain would later feel compelled to name his iconic character after his San Francisco buddy when he wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

©2012 Robert Graysmith (P)2012 Tantor

Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
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Thuggz Valentine

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This is the first Street Lit book to be written in reverse! Thuggz Valentine is the story of a modern day Bonnie and Clyde, natural born killers who go out in a blaze of glory after taking on the city's police force. Step by step, listeners relive Ebony and Bless's last day together...Valentines Day. The day, however, starts nothing like it ends, and as time goes back, hour by hour, the two lovers are unable to avoid destiny. Fate brings them together in a most bizarre way, and the couple realize the day is not about winning, it's about embracing the moment, no matter the outcome. Thuggz Valentine is the story of a ghetto love doomed from the beginning, but definitely worth the trip to hell.

©2015 Wahida Clark (P)2017 Wahida Clark

Narrator: Mark A. Neely
Author: Wahida Clark
Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
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Until You're Mine

4 ratings

Summary

You have something that someone else wants. At any cost ...Claudia seems to have the perfect life. She's heavily pregnant with a much wanted baby, she has a loving husband, and a beautiful home. And then Zoe steps into her life. Zoe has come to help Claudia when her baby arrives. But there's something about Zoe that Claudia doesn't like. Or trust. And when she finds Zoe in her bedroom, Claudia's anxiety turns to real fear ...

©2013 Samantha Hayes (P)2013 Random House AudioGo

Narrator: Clare Corbett
Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
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