An interview recorded on an iPhone. A police interrogation tape. An FBI wire. At the center of them all is a writer researching a legal thriller...or is he? And somewhere within those recordings is the truth about a murder trial and a web of lies stretching back three decades. Written by Ben H. Winters, the best-selling author of Underground Airlines, The Last Policeman, and the Audible Original Inside Jobs, Q&A is a tantalizing puzzle and a gripping tale of obsession and revenge. Because, you can never really know the truth of a conversation - even when it's all on tape. The full-cast production of Q&A stars: John Zdrojeski as the Young Man Robert Creighton as Lou Douglas Jay Snyder as Detective Murphy Nicole Lewis as Detective Garcia Kathryn Kates as Judge Goldman Michael Braun as Fannon Elizabeth Evans as Mary-EllenÂ
Â©2020 Ben H. Winters (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.
Teen boys find love when their parents' NASA mission uproots their lives in this sweet debut perfect for Adam Silvera fans. As a successful social media journalist with half a million followers, 17-year-old Cal is used to sharing his life online. But when his pilot father is selected for a highly publicized NASA mission to Mars, Cal and his family relocate from Brooklyn to Houston and are thrust into a media circus. Amidst the chaos, Cal meets sensitive and mysterious Leon, another "Astrokid", and finds himself falling head over heels - fast. As the frenzy around the mission grows, so does their connection. But when secrets about the program are uncovered, Cal must find a way to reveal the truth without hurting the people who have become most important to him. Expertly capturing the thrill of first love and the self-doubt all teens feel, debut author Phil Stamper is a new talent to watch. Narrated by Michael Crouch The Shooting Stars TV show is brought to life with a full cast featuring: Jonathan Davis as Josh Farrow Gabra Zackman as StarWatch announcer January LaVoy as Grace Tucker Angelo Di Loreto as Mark Bannon Chris Andrew Ciulla as Calvin Lewis, Sr. Dorothy Dillingham Blue as Donna Szleifer Cynthia Farrell as Ariana Rogers Soneela Nankani as Halima Ali Sullivan Jones as Leon Tucker Bahni Turpin as Kat Tucker Author's Note read by Phil Stamper Includes an About the Audiobook conversation between Phil Stamper and producer Diane McKiernan
Â©2020 Phil Stamper (P)2020 Listening Library
When the Colonial Marines set out after their deadliest prey, the Xenomorphs, it's what Corporal Hicks calls a bug hunt - kill or be killed. Here are eighteen all-new stories of such "close encounters", written by many of today's most extraordinary authors. Set during the events of all four Alien films, sending the Marines to alien worlds, to derelict space settlements, and into the nests of the universe's most dangerous monsters, these adventures are guaranteed to send the blood racing - one way or another. Full list of authors includeÂ Paul Kupperberg, Dan Abnett,Â Rachel Caine, Yvonne Navarro, Christopher Golden, Matt Forbeck, Ray Garton, Weston Ochse, David Farland, Larry Correia, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Briane Keene, Heather Graham, Mike Resnick, Marina J. Lostetter, Jonathan Mayberry, James A. Moore, Scott Sigler, and Tim Lebbon. Full cast of narrators include James Anderson Foster, Eric G. Dove, R. C. Bray, Chris Andrew Ciulla, Nicol Zanzarella, James Patrick Cronin, Suzanne Elise Freeman, Andrew Eiden, Michael David Axtell, Grover Gardner, Priya Ayyar, Peter Berkrot, Emily Sutton-Smith, Hillary Huber, Keith Szarabajka, Greg Tremblay, Kevin Kenerly, and Amy Landon.
Â©2017 Jonathan Mayberry (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Mankind's last stand against the machines begins - now. The machines collapsed society with blinding speed, hunting mankind to the edge of extinction. Yet Junior, a young robotics expert, has managed to survive on his island in the Pacific Northwest. He's leveraged his extensive combat experience to learn even more about the tireless enemies that stalk him. He's ready to escalate the battle - and now he and the hardened soldier Brick have allies. After the fall of the Pentagon and its secondary facility at Mount Weather, a small team managed to escape on an aging gunship to Juniorâs island. Their expertise is vital - Dr. Harper Shin wrote the book on robiomechanics, and the two commandos accompanying her are armed to the teeth with the latest military technology. They'll need all the firepower they can muster, because the machines have altered their tactics to finish what they started. But even if the survivors can stand strong and win the day - will victory be worth the price?
Â©2020 J.L. Bourne (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.
Max is a cheery xeno-archeologist from Earth, stranded and trying to find a way home.Â Lahra is a stern warrior of a nearly extinct race, searching for her people's heir.Â Wheel is the couple's cybernetic pilot, running from her past and toward an unknown future.Â On Wheel's ship the Kettle, the trio traverses the galaxy, dodging Imperial patrols and searching ancient temples and ruins for anything they can sell. Back on the Wreck, their home and base of operations, they're deeply in debt to the drifting city's most powerful gangster, and she wants her money back.Â So when a dangerous but promising job comes their way, Max, Lahra, and Wheel have little choice but to take it. But the crew of the Kettle gets more than they bargained for when they find themselves in possession of a powerful artifact - one that puts them squarely in the crosshairs of the Vsenk, the galaxy's ruthless and oppressive imperial overlords. Can they evade space fascists, kick-start a rebellion, and save the galaxy, all while they each try to find their own way home?
Â©2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Arkady and Boris Strugatsky are widely considered the greatest of Russian science fiction masters, yet the novel they worked hardest on, the one that was their own favorite and that listeners worldwide have acclaimed their magnum opus, has never before been published in English. The Doomed City was so politically risky that the Strugatskys kept its existence a secret even from their closest friends for 16 years. It was only published in Russia during perestroika in the late 1980s, the last of their works to see publication. The Doomed City is set in an experimental city whose sun gets switched on in the morning and off at night, a city bordered by an abyss on one side and an impossibly high wall on the other. Its inhabitants are people plucked from 20th-century history at various times and places and left to govern themselves under conditions established by Mentors whose purpose seems inscrutable. Andrei Voronin, a young astronomer taken from Leningrad in the 1950s, is a die-hard believer in the Experiment, even though his first job in the city is as a garbage collector. As increasingly nightmarish scenarios begin to affect the city, Voronin rises through the political hierarchy, with devastating effect.
Â©2016 Arkady and Boris Strugatsky (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
From the best-selling author of The Marriage Lie comes a riveting new novel of suspense about a woman who must decide just how far sheâll go to escape the person she once loved Beth Murphy is on the run.... For nearly a year, Beth has been planning for her escape.Â She's thought through everything -Â a new look, new name and new city -Â because one small slip and her husband will find her. Sabine Hardison is missing.... A couple hundred miles away, Jeffrey returns home from a work trip to find his wife, Sabine, is missing. Wherever she is, sheâs taken almost nothing with her. Her abandoned car is the only evidence the police have, and all signs point to foul play.Â As the police search for leads, the case becomes more and more convoluted. Sabineâs carefully laid plans for her future indicate trouble at home, and a husband who would be better off with her gone.Â But are things really asÂ clear cut as they seem?Â Where is Sabine? And who is Beth? The only thing thatâs certain is that someone is lying and the truth wonât stay buried for long. Don't miss Kimberly Belle's newest novel, My Darling Husband!
Â©2019 Kimberly Belle (P)2019 Harlequin Audio
As Seen On Discovery Channel's Street Justice: The BronxÂ Â Two thousand arrests. One hundred off-duty arrests. Six thousand assists. Fifteen shootings. Eight shot. Four kills. These are not the performance statistics of an entire NYPD unit. They are the record that makes Detective 2nd Grade Ralph Friedman a legend.Â Â Friedman was arguably the toughest cop ever to wear the shield and was the most decorated detective in the NYPD's 170-year history. Stationed at the South Bronx's notorious 41 Precinct, known by its nickname "Fort Apache", Friedman served during one of the city's most dire times: the 1970s and '80s, when fiscal crisis, political disillusionment, an out-of-control welfare system, and surging crime and drug use were just a few of its problems.Â Â Street Warrior tells an unvarnished story of harrowing vice and heroic grit, including Friedman's reflections on racial profiling, confrontations with the citizens he swore to protect, and the use of deadly force.
Â©2017 Ralph Friedman and Patrick Picciarelli; foreward copyright 2017 by Tom Walker (P)2019 Tantor
On Mother's Day, 1985, the bodies of Kathryn Eastburn and her two young daughters were found in their Fayetteville, North Carolina, home. Katie, an air force captain's wife, had been raped and stabbed to death. Kara and Erin's throats had been slit. Their toddler sister, Jana, was the only survivor of a bloody killing spree that terrified a community still reeling from the conviction, six years prior, of Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald for the savage slayings of his pregnant wife and two daughters.Â The Cumberland County Sheriff's Department soon focused its investigation on US Army soldier Tim Hennis. Detectives and local prosecutors built their case on circumstantial evidence and a jury convicted Hennis and sentenced him to death. But his defense team refused to give up. Piece by piece, they discredited the state's case, exposing false testimony, concealed evidence, and prosecutorial misconduct. At a second trial, Hennis was found not guilty and released from death row.Â But an even more stunning turn of events was yet to come. Twenty-five years after the murders, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation tested a crucial piece of DNA evidence from the crime scene. The shocking results led to an unprecedented third trial to determine Tim Hennis's guilt or innocence.
Â©1993 Scott Whisnant (P)2019 Tantor
Eleven essential classics in one volume This volume is the definitive collection of the best science fiction novellas published between 1929 and 1964, containing 11 great classics. No anthology better captures the birth of science fiction as a literary field.Â Published in 1973 to honor stories that had appeared before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall of Fame introduced tens of thousands of young readers to the wonders of science fiction and was a favorite of libraries across the country.Â This volume contains the following:Â Introduction by Ben BovaÂ Call Me Joe by Poul AndersonÂ Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell Jr. (as Don A. Stuart)Â Nerves by Lester del ReyÂ Universe by Robert A. HeinleinÂ The Marching Morons by C. M. KornbluthÂ Vintage Season by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore (as Lawrence O'Donnell)Â And Then There Were None by Eric Frank RussellÂ The Ballad of Lost C'Mell by Cordwainer SmithÂ Baby Is Three by Theodore SturgeonÂ The Time Machine by H. G. WellsÂ With Folded Hands by Jack Williamson
Â©2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Named a best book of fall 2019 by People Magazine, Boston Globe, BookBub, PopSugar, CrimeReads, and more. âBrilliant.... A well-crafted psychological thriller.â (The New York Times Book Review) When former journalist Rain Winter was 12 years old, she narrowly escaped an abduction while walking to a friendâs house. TheÂ abductor was eventually found and sent to prison, but years later was released. Then someone delivered real justice - and killed him in cold blood.Â Now Rain is living the perfect suburban life, spending her days as a stay-at-home mom. But when another criminal who escaped justice is found dead, Rain is unexpectedly drawn into the case, forced to revisit memories sheâs worked hard to leave behind. Is there a vigilante at work? Who is the next target? Why canât Rain just let it go?Â Introducing one of the most compelling and original killers in crime fiction today, Lisa Unger takes listeners deep inside the minds of both perpetrator and victim, blurring the lines between right and wrong, crime and justice, and showing that sometimes even good people are drawn to do evil things.Â Don't miss Lisa Unger's newest thrilling and chilling novel, Last GirlÂ Ghosted!Â Â
Â©2019 Lisa Unger (P)2019 HarperAudio
âNo one will ever study or write about the time of Truman again without a bow of gratitude to Merle Miller. Never has a president of the United States, or any head of state for that matter, been so totally revealed, so completely documented." (Robert A. Arthur)Â Plain Speaking is a book based on conversations between Merle Miller and the thirty-third President of the United States, Harry S. Truman. From these interviews, as well as others who knew him over the years, Miller transcribes Trumanâs feisty takes on everything from his personal life, military service, and political career to the challenges he faced in taking the office during the final days of World War II and the beginning of the Cold War. Using a series of taped discussions from 1962 that never aired on television, Plain Speaking takes an opportunity to deliver exactly how Mr. Truman felt about the presidency, and his thoughts in his later years on his accomplishments and the legacy he left behind.
Â©1974 Merle Miller (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Trial lawyer Jimmy âRoyalâ Payne was his own worst enemy - until now. Haunted by personal tragedy and wanted by the cops, Payne needs to skip town. What he doesnât need is Tino Perez, a gutsy twelve-year-old Mexican boy in search of his missing - and undocumented - mother. But Payneâs ex-wife, an L.A.P.D. detective he still loves, makes him a deal: help the boy or go to jail. Soon Payne is following Tino into the darker side of the American dream. From bloody Mexicali to the bullet-ridden San Joaquin Valley, Payne is be swept into the dark current of illegal immigration, human trafficking, and sexual slavery - all the while, navigating the twisted border between justice and revenge.
Â©2013 Paul Levine (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
The machines brought society to its knees. Now, the last remaining humans fight for survival - and to take back what's theirs. Junior, a robotics expert, tinkers quietly underground. With dozens of machine kills under his belt, he knows the enemy inside and out.Â Alpha0verride, a reclusive black hat hacker, uses the skills acquired over a life of shady activity to outwit the hyper-intelligent machines swarming in on her.Â Brick, a special forces operator and one of the few Pentagon survivors, fights his inner demons to embark on the most important mission of his life.Â Together they are humanityâs last, best hope - if they can only find each other in time.Â Leveraging his decades of active military and intelligence community service, Trilobyte is the techno-thriller only J. L. Bourne could write.
Â©2019 J. L. Bourne (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.
One murdered, one missing. Both are almost identical.
Detective Nik Pohl has seen every shade of darkness in his career. Not used to playing by the rules, he finds himself frozen out by his superiors. Whatâs worse, now heâs being blackmailed by a shadowy businessman into investigating a seemingly crimeless disappearance.
A young woman, Viola, left her home months ago, leaving a letter to her parents saying she wouldnât be coming back. With a little digging Nik discovers the case of an almost identical-looking woman, who went missing in similar circumstances. Thereâs one important difference: that woman is dead. Viola may still be alive... but perhaps not for much longer.
When Nik is viciously attacked, it becomes clear that whoever is behind Violaâs disappearance has some high-level connections, and they will stop at nothing to shut him down. But heâs in too deep and the clock is ticking. He has to find Viola, and her captors, before itâs too late.
From million-copy bestselling German author Alexander Hartung
Â©2019 by Alexander Hartung and Fiona Beaton. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
To find a Russian mole in the White House, an FBI agent must question everything...and trust no one. To save America from a catastrophic betrayal, an idealistic young FBI agent must stop a Russian mole in the White House in this exhilarating political thriller reminiscent of the early novels of John Grisham and David Baldacci. No one was more surprised than FBI Agent Peter Sutherland when heâs tapped to work in the White House Situation Room. From his earliest days as a surveillance specialist, Peter has scrupulously done everything by the book, hoping his record will help him escape the taint of his past. When Peter was a boy, his father, a section chief in FBI counterintelligence, was suspected of selling secrets to the Russians - a catastrophic breach that had cost him his career, his reputation, and eventually, his life.Â Peter knows intimately how one broken rule can cost lives. Nowhere is he more vigilant than in this room, the sanctum of Americaâs secrets. Staffing the night action desk, his job is monitoring an emergency line for a call that has not - and might never - come.Â Until tonight. At 1:05 a.m., the phone rings. A terrified young woman named Rose tells Peter that her aunt and uncle have just been murdered and that the killer is still in the house with her. Before their deaths, they gave her this phone number with urgent instructions: "Tell them OSPREY was right. Itâs happening...." The call thrusts Peter into the heart of a conspiracy years in the making, involving a Russian mole at the highest levels of the government. Anyone in the White House could be the traitor. Anyone could be corrupted. To save the nation, Peter must take the rules into his own hands and do the right thing, no matter the cost. He plunges into a desperate hunt for the traitor - a treacherous odyssey that pits him and Rose against some of Russiaâs most skilled and ruthless operatives and the full force of the FBI itself.Â Peter knows that the wider a secret is broadcast, the more dangerous it gets for the people at the center. With the fate of the country on the line, he and Rose must evade seasoned assassins and maneuver past jolting betrayals to find the shocking truth - and stop the threat from inside before itâs too late.Â
Â©2019 Rough Draft, Inc. (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist pulls back the curtain on the extraordinary inner lives of America's most obsessive sports fans. There are fans, and then there are fanatics. In this wondrously immersive look at American sports fandom, George Dohrmann travels the country to find out what distinguishes an ordinary, everyday enthusiast from that special breed of supporter known as the superfan. In Minnesota, Dohrmann meets newly minted generals of the Viking World Order, a Minnesota Vikings affinity group organized along military lines. In Oregon, he shares a few beers with a determined soccer fan who amassed - almost singlehandedly - a 4,000-strong cheering section for the fledgling Portland Timbers. In Illinois, he talks with the parents of a five-year-old boy whose intense hatred of Tom Brady went viral on YouTube. Through these and other intimate profiles, Dohrmann shows us the human faces behind the colored face paint, the real people inside the elaborate costumes who prowl the stands and parking lots at stadiums from coast to coast. In addition to the fans themselves, Dohrmann also talks with the experts who study them. He uses the latest thinking in sports psychology - some of it learned during a spirited round of miniature golf with a group of professors at the annual Sports Psychology Forum - to unravel the answers to such burning questions as: How does fandom begin? What are its effects on everyday life? When does it go too far? For everyone who's ever body-painted their torso with the team colors of their alma mater before heading off to a sports bar - or even just screamed at their television during the NBA Finals, Superfans offers an entertaining and insightful exploration of the many ways human beings find meaning in something bigger than themselves.
Â©2018 George Dohrmann (P)2018 Random House Audio
Stephen Satlow is an eight-year-old boy living in Brooklyn, New York, which means he only cares about one thing - the Dodgers. Steve and his father spend hours reading the sports pages and listening to games on the radio. Aside from an occasional run-in with his teacher, life is pretty simple for Steve. But then Steve hears a rumor that an African-American family is moving to his all-Jewish neighborhood. It's 1948 and some of his neighbors are against it. Steve knows this is wrong. His hero, Jackie Robinson, broke the color barrier in baseball the year before. Then it happens - Steve's new neighbor is none other than Jackie Robinson! Steve is beyond excited about living two doors down from the Robinson family. He can't wait to meet Jackie. This is going to be the best baseball season yet! How many kids ever get to become friends with their hero?
Â©2016 Sharon Robinson (P)2017 Tantor
The One-In-A-Million Boy: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience!* For years, guitarist Quinn Porter has been on the road, chasing gig after gig, largely absent to his twice-ex-wife Belle and their odd, Guinness records' obsessed son. When the boy dies suddenly, Quinn seeks forgiveness for his paternal shortcomings by completing the requirements for one of his son's unfinished Boy Scout badges.Â For seven Saturdays, Quinn does yard work for Ona Vitkus, the spry 104-year-old Lithuanian immigrant the boy had visited weekly. Quinn soon discovers that the boy had talked Ona into gunning for the world record for Oldest Licensed Driver. Despite himself, Quinn picks up where the boy left off, forging a friendship with Ona that allows him to know the son he never understood. *Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music. 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.Â Â Â Â
Â©2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Dr. Frank Lipman is at the vanguard of a revolutionary way to deliver medical care (O, The Oprah Magazine). A leading expert in the field of functional medicine, he focuses on the root causes of illness and guides his patients to the deepest, most lasting sources of wellness. In this audiobook, he and co-author Danielle Claro make life-changing health advice available to all. They wade through the often contradictory information that bombards us daily and deliver more than one hundred actionable tips that will improve every aspect of our health - body, mind, and soul. Listeners will learn simple rules for getting a good night's sleep, why a daily dose of sunlight is crucial, and which toxic cosmetics and kitchen products should be tossed. Here, Lipman and Claro teach us which foods help prevent Alzheimer's, why sugar is so destructive, and how to bring good bacteria into the digestive system - providing an arsenal of easy-to-process tips and guidelines to make us stronger, healthier, and happier.
Â©2015 Frank Lipman, MD and Danielle Claro (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC
A writerâs misguided suspicions ruined his life once before. This time he plans to prove heâs right in a New York Times bestselling authorâs haunting short story of what happens when seeing is not believing. Will, an aspiring novelist, canât stop parsing his ex-girlfriendâs popular social media accounts for clues that her ideal new rural life with the perfect man has a dark side. After all, nobody he knows has actually seen the blissful blogger in the flesh for nearly a year. When Will draws a wary friend into his âinvestigation,â the real question becomes whoâs truly in danger. Lisa Ungerâs Let Her Be is part of Hush, a collection of six stories, ranging from political mysteries to psychological thrillers, in which deception can be a matter of life and death. Each piece can be read or listened to in one truly chilling sitting.
Â©2020 Lisa Unger. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
"We have your granddaughter. Here's what you need to do." That's the text message Supreme Court Justice Arnold Hirschfeld receives as hearings commence in the US Supreme Court to determine the fate of the 28th Amendment - enacted to criminalize abuse of power on the part of our political representatives. In court to defend the amendment, retired US District Court Judge Cyrus Brooks observes his old friend and law school classmate Hirschfeld acting strangely and dispatches veteran D.C. homicide detective Frank Lotello to find out why. In the meantime, Hirschfeld's precocious and feisty 11-year-old diabetic granddaughter, Cassie, brutally kidnapped to control her grandfather's swing vote upholding or invalidating the amendment, watches her insulin pump running dry and wonders which poses her greatest threat, the kidnappers or the clock. Brooks is forced to choose between saving our nation or saving the girl.
Â©2017 Ronald S. Barak (P)2017 Gander House Publishers
When Barnabas discovers one of the biggest players in his sector, he vows to bring them down. But can he handle an entire fleet bearing down on him?
Â©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
The Amazon Charts best-selling series. From the author of Dead Certain comes a twisting novel of friendship, love, and marriage - and all their cunning and deadly betrayals. Back in 1986, Clint Broden was a novice New York defense attorney building a family with his wife, Anne, and impatient for his career to take off. Thatâs when his defense of his closest friend, Nick Zamora, made headlines. In spite of his lingering suspicions that his soul mate since childhood had a secret, Clint was dedicated to believing Nick hadnât murdered his new bride. Three decades later, Clint is now the celebrated go-to attorney for the rich and famous. Nick is a lauded literary superstar living his dreams in Los Angeles. Though separated by 30 years and 3,000 miles, theyâre still bound by one thing - the trial that tested the limits of their friendship. After all these years, the last thing Clint expects is to be pulled back into Nickâs disruptive life. But this time, his motives for getting involved might be different from proving his old friendâs innocence. It could be Clintâs last chance to force a reckoning with the sins of the past.
Â©2020 Adam Mitzner (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
The Veneto region offers travelers all manner of adventures. This audiobook focuses on exploring the Veneto's wine zones while highlighting cultural adventures, sports adventures, adventures for the soul, family adventures, driving adventures, and many other types of activities to help you discover more about the land. Writers, painters, historians, and philosophers have long been inspired by the dramatic landscapes of the Veneto Region and, by translating astute observations on canvas or in print, have captured the beauty of a land and a people that have evolved over many centuries. Situated in Italy's northernmost zone, few other regions boast such diverse landscapes. From the low sandy coastline where the Veneto meets the Adriatic Sea, to the mighty Alpine peaks, rolling hills, thermal springs, and lagoon systems, the varied landscape makes for lively getaways any season of the year. Veneto, a name that derives from Veneti, a pre-Roman people who once inhabited the area, is divided into seven provinces: Belluno, Padua, Rovigo, Treviso, Venice, Verona, and Vicenza. During Venice's golden age, aristocrats brought their wealth to the Veneto countryside and commissioned architects to build agricultural estates and country homes. Today, more than 4,000 villas remind us of that period, the most famous of which were designed by 16th century architect Andrea Palladio. This guide tells you about the wine-growing regions, especially: the Euganean Hills, Prosecco, Soave, Cistoza, Bardolino, Valpolicella, Bassano del Grappa - how to visit the vineyards, taste the wines, trying the best restaurants, and the best places to stay in each region. All of the details you need to know are here so your trip will be unforgettable.
Â©2012 Hunter Publishing, Inc (P)2014 Hunter Publishing, Inc
In New York Times best-selling author Lynsay Sands' new Argeneau novel, a vampire accustomed to seducing every woman he meets finds the one determined to resist him.... With immortal good looks and scorching charisma, Justin Bricker has yet to meet a woman he can't win over. His potential life mate should be no different. But instead of falling into his bed, Holly Bosley runs away and ends up mortally wounded. To save her, he has to turn her. And then Bricker learns the shocking truth: Holly's already married. Holly wakes up with a bump on her head, a craving for blood, and a sexy stranger who insists they belong together. She needs Bricker's help to control her new abilities even as she tries to resist his relentless seduction. Choosing between the world she knows and the eternity he offers is impossible. But Justin is fighting for his life mate - maybe even his life - and he'll break every rule to do it....
Â©2015 Lynsay Sands (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
A Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestseller. Family is not what it seems in this raw, edgy thriller that New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline says âyou wonât be able to put down". When a mutilated body is found hanging in a seedy motel in Philadelphia, forensics specialist Liam Dwyer assumes the crime scene will be business as usual. Instead, the victim turns out to be a woman heâd had an affair with before breaking it off to save his marriage. But thereâs a bigger problem: Liam has no memory of where he was or what he did on the night of the murder. Panicked, Liam turns to his brother, Sean, a homicide detective. Sean has his back, but incriminating evidence keeps piling up. From fingerprints to DNA, everything points to Liam, who must race against time and his department to uncover the truth - even if that truth is his own guilt. Yet as he digs deeper, dark secrets come to light, and Liam begins to suspect the killer might actually be Sean... When the smoke clears in this harrowing family drama, who will be left standing?
Â©2018 Matthew Farrell. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
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.Â 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.
Â©2019 Ottessa Moshfegh (P)2019 Penguin Audio
Wolf tells the story of a man who - after too many nameless women and drunken nights - leaves Manhattan to roam the wilderness of northern Michigan, hoping to catch a glimpse of the rare wolves that prowl that territory.Â Returning Harrison fans will be ecstatic to re-discover this early novel once again, and for new listeners, this work serves as the perfect introduction to Harrisonâs remarkable insight, storytelling skill, and evocation of the natural world.
Â©2019 Jim Harrison (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
A foremost thinker on science and religion argues that an adequate understanding of cosmic history requires attention to the emergence of interiority, including religious aspiration Over the past two centuries scientific advances have made it clear that the universe is a story still unfolding. In this thought-provoking book, John F. Haught considers the deeper implications of this discovery. He contends that many others who have written books on life and the universe - including Stephen Hawking, Stephen Jay Gould, and Richard Dawkins - have overlooked a crucial aspect of cosmic history: the drama of life's awakening to interiority and religious awareness. Science may illuminate the outside story of the universe, but a full telling of the cosmic story cannot ignore the inside development that interiority represents. Haught addresses two primary questions: what does the arrival of religion tell us about the universe, and what does our understanding of the cosmos as an unfinished drama tell us about religion? The history of religion may be ambiguous and sometimes even barbarous, he asserts, but its role in the story of cosmic emergence and awakening must be taken into account. Jacket image by Evan Dalen, Stocksy United
Â©2017 Yale University (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
The heart of Friday Night Lights meets the emotional resonance and nostalgia of My So-Called Life in this moving debut novel about tradition, family, love, and football. As the high school football coach in his small, rural Maryland town, Dean is a hero who reorganized the athletic program and brought the state championship to the community. When he married Nicole, the beloved town sweetheart, he seemed to have it all - until his troubled wife committed suicide. Now everything Dean thought he knew is thrown off kilter as Nicole's death forces him to reevaluate all of his relationships, including those with his team and his three children. Dean's 11-year old son, Robbie, is withdrawing at home and running away from school. Bry, who is only eight, is struggling to understand his mother's untimely death and his place in the family. Eighteen-year-old Stephanie, a freshman at Swarthmore, is torn between her new identity as a rebellious and sophisticated college student, her responsibility toward her brothers, and reeling from missing her mother. As Dean struggles to continue to lead his team to victory in light of his overwhelming personal loss, he must fix his fractured family - and himself. When a new family emergency arises, Dean discovers that he'll never view the world in the same way again. Transporting listeners to the heart of small-town America, Home Field is an unforgettable, poignant story about the pull of the past and the power of forgiveness.
Â©2016 Hannah Gersen (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
The price of his son's life...is just a few enhanced memories. Â EddieÂ Dowler's 12-year-old son is dying. There are treatments available, but none he can afford.Â His son is going to die simply because he isn't rich. Â And then his doctor offers a ray of hope. There's a way to pay for his son's procedure. An unorthodox way. Â And so Eddie callsÂ Nostalgia Inc, an advertising agency unlike any he's ever known. Â He soon learns that the price of his son's impossibly expensive operation...is merely a handful of tweaked memories. Â It sounds innocuous. Â What could go wrong? Â Nostalgia Inc is the first book in Version Control, a new series that investigates what happens when our technology outpaces our ethics. If you've ever wondered what Black Mirror would look like in book form, this is it. Grab your copy today!
Â©2019 Sterling & Stone (P)2019 Sterling & Stone
The classic book that shaped two generations' view of the movie business and introduced the archetypal Hollywood player Sammy Glick. He's got a machete mouth and a genius for double-cross.Â As Budd Shulberg - author of the screenplay On the Waterfront - follows Sammy's relentless upward progress, he creates a virtuoso study in character that manages to be hilariously appalling yet deeply compassionate.
Â©1990 Budd Schulberg (P)2018 Tantor
Daniel Martin has never forgotten his childhood encounters with Frank Watkins, the man who built his family a summer home out of cardboard and plywood. Frank's gaze was oddly confusing, as if he was attempting to discern the proper way to behave because he didn't know how to respond in a human manner. Since Frank obviously wasn't an alien, young Daniel thought maybe the man was crazy. In the end, Daniel would learn the terrifying truth about Frank Watkins. And as an adult, Daniel is about to discover there are more of them out there.
Â©2017 Bentley Little (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
After taking down the Yennai Corporation, Barnabas has earned a little break. On the way back to High Tortuga, however, he stops to answer a distress call. How long could it take after all?Â Barnabas is about to find out. In what should have been an open-and-shut murder case, questions begin to pile up fast: Who, exactly, was this Jotun Naval captain? Why was there a black-ops ship lurking nearby, ready to shoot down anyone who tried to approach?Â Barnabas has made a promise to a friend that heâll unravel the murder, but the closer he gets, the more questions he has.
Â©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Decades of groundwork. Countless civilians abducted, experimented on, and killed. The perfect plan has taken shape, and soon, the entire sector will be under the control of the shadowy Committee. That was the plan anyway. But some human has decided to blow the whole thing up. What do you do when one of those pathetic little newcomers tries to ruin your plans? Make him pay. On the other hand, maybe you should have found out more about this âBarnabasâ guy before trying that. But it canât possibly go too far wrong, can it? Soon youâll have an entire fleet under your control. He couldnât weasel of out that, right?Â Wrong.
Â©2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Michael Chabon masterfully renders the funny, tender, and captivating first-person narrative of Art Bechstein, whose confusion and heartache echo the tones of literary forebears like The Catcher in the Rye's Holden Caulfield and The Great Gatsby's Nick Carraway. The Mysteries of Pittsburgh incontrovertibly established Chabon as a powerful force in contemporary fiction, even before his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay set the literary world spinning. An unforgettable story of coming of age in America, it is also an essential milestone in the movement of American fiction, from a novelist who has become one of the most important and enduring voices of this generation.
Â©2005 Michael Chabon (P)2018 Tantor
A novel set in the addictive and compelling fantasy world of Three Parts Dead Shadow demons plague the city reservoir, and Red King Consolidated has sent in Caleb Altemoc - casual gambler and professional risk manager - to cleanse the water for the sixteen million people of Dresediel Lex. At the scene of the crime, Caleb finds an alluring and clever cliff runner, crazy Mal, who easily outpaces him. But Caleb has more to worry about than the demonvinfestation, Mal, or job security when he discovers that his father - the last priest of the old gods and leader of the True Quechal terrorists - has broken into his home and is wanted in connection with the attacks on the water supply. From the beginning, Caleb and Mal are bound by lust, craft, and chance, as both play a dangerous game where gods and people are pawns. They sleep on water, they dance in fire, and all the while the Twin Serpents slumbering beneath the earth are stirring...and hungry.
Â©2013 Max Gladstone (P)2013 Blackstond Audio, Inc.
The horrific 1988 murder of four-year-old Barbara Jean Horn shocked the citizens of Philadelphia. Plucked from her own front yard, Barbara Jean was found dead less than two and a half hours later in a cardboard TV box dragged to a nearby street curb. After months of investigation with no strong leads, the case went cold. Four years later it was reopened, and Walter Ogrod, a young man with autism spectrum disorder who had lived across the street from the family at the time of the murder, was brought in as a suspect. Ogrod bears no resemblance to the composite police sketch based on eyewitness accounts of the man carrying the box, and there is no physical evidence linking him to the crime. His conviction was based solely on a confession he signed after 36 hours without sleep. "They said I could go home if I signed it," Ogrod told his brother from the jailhouse. The case was so weak that the jury voted unanimously to acquit him, but at the last second - in a dramatic courtroom declaration - one juror changed his mind. As he waited for a retrial, Ogrod's fate was sealed when a notorious jailhouse snitch was planted in his cell block and supplied the prosecution with a second supposed confession. As a result, Walter Ogrod sits on death row for the murder today. Informed by police records, court transcripts, interviews, letters, journals, and more, award-winning journalist Thomas Lowenstein leads listeners through the facts of the infamous Horn murder case in compelling, compassionate, and riveting fashion. He reveals explosive new evidence that points to a condemned man's innocence and exposes a larger underlying pattern of prosecutorial misconduct in Philadelphia.
Â©2017 Thomas Lowenstein (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
From the mind of the man Stephen King calls "a master of the macabre", comes a brilliant new collection of no-punches-pulled horror stories, some never-before-collected and many originals that have never been published anywhere before. Bentley Little can take the innocuous, twist it around, and write a story that will change your way of thinking. Walking Alone: Short Stories is a shining example of his talent to scare you, creep you out, and make you shudder.
Â©2018 Bentley Little (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Barnabas has made some enemies - enemies who want to track him down through space and kill him. But he's more than ready to take on this challenge.
Â©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Veteran urban activist Robert Lupton reveals the shockingly toxic effects that modern charity has upon the very people meant to benefit from it. Toxic Charity provides proven new models for charitable groups who want to help - not sabotage - those whom they desire to serve. Lupton, the founder of FCS Urban Ministries (Focused Community Strategies) in Atlanta, the voice of the Urban Perspectives newsletter, and the author of Compassion, Justice and the Christian Life, has been at the forefront of urban ministry activism for 40 years. Now, in the vein of Jeffrey Sachsâs The End of Poverty, Richard Stearnsâs The Hole in Our Gospel, and Gregory Boyleâs Tattoos on the Heart, his groundbreaking Toxic Charity shows us how to start serving needy and impoverished members of our communities in a way that will lead to lasting, real-world change.Â
Â©2011 Robert D. Lupton (P)2019 HarperAudio
In this magnificent synthesis of military, technological, and social history, William H. McNeill explores a whole millennium of human upheaval and traces the path by which we have arrived at the frightening dilemmas that now confront us. McNeill moves with equal mastery from the crossbow - banned by the Church in 1139 as too lethal for Christians to use against one another - to the nuclear missile, from the sociological consequences of drill in the 17th century to the emergence of the military-industrial complex in the 20th. His central argument is that a commercial transformation of world society in the 11th century caused military activity to respond increasingly to market forces as well as to the commands of rulers. Only in our own time, suggests McNeill, are command economies replacing the market control of large-scale human effort. The Pursuit of Power does not solve the problems of the present, but its discoveries, hypotheses, and sheer breadth of learning do offer a perspective on our current fears and, as McNeill hopes, "a ground for wiser action". Cover illustration from Wapenhandelinghe van Roers, Musquetten ende Spiessen...Figuirlyck vutgebeelt door Jacob de Gheyn (The Hague, 1607; fascsimile edition, New York: McGraw-Hill,1971). Color added by Ron Villani.
Â©1982 William H. McNeill (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
What happens when temperatures flare between a mother and son? A few degrees make all the difference in this New York Times bestselling authorâs blazingly chilling story of psychological terror. Itâs the hottest winter on record, but Raymondâs demanding, bedridden mother doesnât mind. She likes it warm. Lately, however, control over the thermostat has become a nasty struggle. And each morning that sheâs still alive is a suffocating new challenge for Raymond. How high can the mercury climb before he boils over? Jesse Kellermanâs Controller is part of Warmer, a collection of seven visions of a conceivable tomorrow by todayâs most thought-provoking authors. Alarming, inventive, intimate, and frightening, each story can be read, or listened to, in a single breathtaking sitting.
Â©2018 Jesse Kellerman (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Moving to a new city was supposed to be a fresh start for her family. Now itâs a nightmare. Her little girl was supposed to be at day care when Kelsey arrived to pick her up. But they have no record of her daughter ever being there. And to make matters worse, her husband is missing too - he wonât pick up his phone, and the school he supposedly works at says he never accepted their job offer. Detective Paul Ryan knows somethingâs up with Kelseyâs story. Kelseyâs husband might be involved in their daughterâs disappearance, but the deeper the detective digs, the more inconsistencies he finds. As Detective Ryan tries to uncover the truth,Â what he finds are more deeply buried secrets that someone clearly never wanted found.
Â©2020 Jennifer Snow, all rights reserved. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
When a mine owner thinks that he's above the law and continues to utilize slave labor to keep his mines running, Barnabas, a former Ranger One, must fight for justice.
Â©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
In its first time in audio and with an introduction written and read by poet Billy Collins, Trout Fishing in America is an indescribable romp, by turns a hilarious, playful, and melancholy novel that wanders from San Francisco through America's culture. Richard Brautigan's world is one of gentle magic and marvelous laughter, of the incredibly beautiful and the beautifully incredible. Trout Fishing in America is a pseudonym for the miraculous. A journey that begins at the foot of the Benjamin Franklin statue in San Francisco's Washington Square, that wanders through the wonders of America's rural waterways, and that ends, inevitably, with mayonnaise. Funny, wild, and sweet, Trout Fishing in America is an incomparable guidebook to the delights of exploration - both of land and mind. Richard Brautigan was a literary idol of the 1960s and 1970s whose comic genius and iconoclastic vision of American life caught the imagination of young people everywhere. His early books became required reading for the hip generation, and on its publication Trout Fishing in America, considered by many as his best novel, became an international best seller. With it Brautigan caught the public's attention and became a cult hero. By 1970 Trout Fishing in America had become the namesake of a commune, a free school, an underground newspaper, and more.
Â©2016 Richard Brautigan (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
A powerful and moving new novel from an award-winning, acclaimed author: in the wake of a devastating revelation, a father and son journey north across a tapestry of towns.Â When a widower receives notice from a doctor that he doesn't have long left to live, he is struck by the question of who will care for his adult son - a son whom he fiercely loves, a boy with Down syndrome. With no recourse in mind, and with a desire to see the country on one last trip, the man signs up as a census taker for a mysterious governmental bureau and leaves town with his son.Â Traveling into the country, through towns named only by ascending letters of the alphabet, the man and his son encounter a wide range of human experience. While some townspeople welcome them into their homes, others who bear the physical brand of past censuses on their ribs are wary of their presence. When they press toward the edges of civilization, the landscape grows wilder, and the towns grow farther apart and more blighted by industrial decay. As they approach Z, the man must confront a series of questions: What is the purpose of the census? Is he complicit in its mission? And just how will he learn to say good-bye to his son?Â Mysterious and evocative, Census is a novel about free will, grief, the power of memory, and the ferocity of parental love, from one of our most captivating young writers.Â
Â©2017 Jesse Ball (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers
The story of a Boston murder that defies all expectations - optioned for film by 21 Laps, the company behind Stranger Things and Arrival. Boston, 1976.Â In a small apartment above Kenmore Square, 16-year-old Daniel Fitzsimmons is listening to his landlord describe a seemingly insane theory about invisible pulses of light and energy that can be harnessed by the human mind. He longs to laugh with his brother Harry about it, but Harry doesnât know heâs there - he would never approve of Daniel living on his own. None of that matters, though, because the next night, Harry, a Harvard football star, is murdered in an alley.Â Detectives âBarkâ Jones and Tommy Dillon are assigned to the case. The veteran partners thought theyâd seen it all, but they are stunned when Daniel wanders into the crime scene. Even stranger, Daniel claims to have known the details of his brotherâs murder before it ever happened. The subsequent investigation leads the detectives deep into the Fitzsimmons brothersâ past. They find heartbreaking loss, sordid characters, and metaphysical conspiracies. Even on the rough streets of 1970s Boston, Jones and Dillon have never had a case like this. PulseÂ is a novel laced with real danger and otherworldly twists - a master class by an endlessly gifted writer.
Â©2018 Michael Harvey (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers
The fourth installment in the Rocco Schiavone mystery series from the international best-selling author Antonio Manzini picks up three days after his last novel, Out of Season, left off, as Rocco seeks revenge for a friend - and closure for himself. Rocco is still reeling from the death of his best friendâs girlfriend, who was murdered as she slept in his bed. Thereâs no doubt that she was in the wrong place at the wrong time and paid the ultimate price. With the identity of the hit man still unknown, a cloud lingers over Rocco, dulling his judgment and leaving this antihero exposed to other threats. For Rocco has stepped on one too many peopleâs toes over the years, namely the Mafia that is still being rooted out in Aosta.Â To complicate matters, the kidnapped teenager that Rocco saved has not fully recovered. But all is not as it appears with that family. Her mother, father, and boyfriend are all running some sort of farce that Rocco canât easily crack. And now, he must grapple between these two parallel investigations and find answers once and for all...before one too many skeletons come after him.Â With the same clever insights, vitality, and humorÂ people have come to expect fromÂ Manzini, Spring Cleaning is another engaging mystery.
Â©2019 Antonio Manzini (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers
A provocative and timely new novel by the author of Inheriting Edith, one that will haunt you long after the story is heard.... Sylvie Snow knows the pressures of expectations: a woman is supposed to work hard, but never be tired; age gracefully, but always be beautiful; fix the family problems, but always be carefree. Sylvie does the grocery shopping, the laundry, the scheduling, the schlepping, and the PTA-ing, while planning her sonâs Bar Mitzvah and cheerfully tending her husband, Paul, whoâs been lying on the sofa with a broken ankle. Sheâs also secretly addicted to the Oxycontin intended for her husband.Â For three years, Sylvie has repressed her grief about the heartbreaking stillbirth of her newborn daughter, Delilah. On the morning of the anniversary of her death, when she just canât face doing one...more...thing: She takes one - just one - of her husbandâs discarded pain pills. And suddenly she feels patient, kinder, and miraculously relaxed. She tells herself that the pills are temporary, just a gift, and that when the supply runs out sheâll go back to her regularly scheduled programming. But days turn into weeks, and Sylvie slips slowly into a nightmare. At first, Paul and Teddy are completely unaware, but this changes quickly as her desperate choices reveal her desperate state. As the Bar Mitzvah nears, all three of them must face the void within themselves, both alone and together.
Â©2019 Zoe Fishman (P)2019 HarperAudio
Magically quiet yet deeply satisfying, Macken in Love follows two middle-aged lovers who must navigate personal histories in search of the one thing that has evaded them both.Â Lonesome but loveable, 50-year-old Kevin Macken devotes his days to the Irish bakery he inherited from his parents. Once Juilliard-bound, Jill Novak has never recovered from the tragedy that derailed her promising career more than two decades ago. For two people who have all but given up on love, finding each other feels too good to be true.Â And in some ways, it is. The harder Macken falls for Jill, the more he finds himself compulsively drawn to her mysterious past. Haunted by a famous painting that may serve as a clue, Macken sets out to learn everything he can about Jill - and in doing so risks the promise of their future together.Â From award-winning author W.D. Wetherell, Macken in Love is a profoundly moving story about the many lives we live on the way to finding love.Â W. D. Wetherell is the author of over 20 books, including the novels The Writing on the Wall, Chekhov's Sister, and A Century of November. He's won the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, three O'Henry Awards, a National Magazine Award, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year award, and grants from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the National Endowment for the Arts. His book of short stories, Where We Live, is out this fall.
Â©2018 W. D. Wetherell (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC.
If you're responsible for the growth of your organization - as a founder, C-suite executive, or a change agent - you know the landscape is changing. Mature companies invest 10x more than VCs but are growing slower than before. To create real, lasting growth, you'll need a new mindset, one that borrows from not just the startup world, but also the natural world.Â Similar to how oak trees regenerate by dropping acorns that become new trees, you need to grow new lines of business within your existing organization. You need to learn how to build a forest - not just a bigger tree.Â Â Â Henrik Werdelin specializes in applying lessons from startups to existing businesses to get them growing again. In The Acorn Method, he shows you how to create, implement, govern, and scale new business within your organization. You'll get the step-by-step process, the philosophy behind it, as well as case studies of businesses that have grown using this method.Â By learning how to create "acorns" in your business, you'll create longevity and ensure that other trees don't grow quicker and steal your sunlight.
Â©2020 Henrik Werdelin (P)2020 Lioncrest Publishing
Two missing children. Only Pohl can save the third. Two young children have been violently abducted in broad daylight, with nothing connecting them but their disappearance. Detective Nik Pohl knows there must be a missing link, but every time he gets close to the answer people show up hurt, or worse.... The kidnappings must be connected. Could it be the recent property scandal that one young girlâs father is embroiled in, or something even bigger? Desperate to find the children and fearing there may be more victims, Pohl throws himself into the world of Munichâs grimy organised crime scene. Drug lords, money launderers, and criminals stand in the way of the truth, but Pohl knows his way around, and heâs determined not to let another child disappear on his watch. Can he make the connection and identify the final target - and stop the killer - before itâs too late?
Â©2019 Alexander Hartung (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Translation Â© 2019 by Fiona Beaton.
Twenty-four tales of madmen, monsters, and misery. A tantalizing blend of horror, suspense, and crime stories; each unique but all dark, disturbing, and violent. In the audiobook lurk: A tarot card reader who makes house calls. A disabled man in a miserable marriage who is regaining the use of his arms. An ex-con who canât resist carrying out one last home invasion. Bickering business partners that resort to unconventional mediation to solve their problems. An alcoholic pedophile forced to spend time in the desert. A troubled university student who goes on a bloody rampage. An alert detective who makes an unorthodox decision when he finds himself in the middle of an armed robbery. Buy your copy today!
Â©2020 Mark Tullius (P)2020 Mark Tullius
The birth of South Sudan was celebrated the world round - a triumph for global justice and the end of one of the world's most devastating wars. The Republic's historic independence was acclaimed not only by its long-oppressed people but also by three US presidents and the legions of Americans who championed their cause. But the celebration would not last: South Sudan's freedom-fighters soon plunged their new nation back into chaos, shattering the promise of liberation and exposing the hubris of their American backers.Â Drawing on extraordinary personal stories of identity, liberation, and survival, this narrative tells an epic story of paradise won and then lost. Zach Vertin's firsthand accounts, from deadly war zones to the halls of Washington power, bring listeners on an extraordinary journey into the rise and fall of the world's newest state. South Sudan's untold story is a unique episode in global history - an unprecedented experiment in international state-building - and a cautionary tale.Â A Rope from the Sky is propelled by characters both inspired and ordinaryâ their aspirations are matched by insecurities, their sins by courage and kindness. It is first a story of hope, power, greed, compassion, and conscience-shocking violence from the world's most neglected patch of territory. But it is also a story about the best and worst of America: both our big-hearted ideals and our difficult reckoning with the limits of American power amid a world in disarray.
Â©2019 Zach Vertin (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
An all-new, full-cast dramatization of the classic graphic novel. The isolated town of Barrow, Alaska, is plunged into darkness for a month each year when the sun sinks below the horizon. As the last rays of light fade, the town is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires bent on an uninterrupted orgy of destruction. Only Barrow's husband-and-wife sheriff team stand between the survivors and certain destruction. By the time the sun rises, will they pay the ultimate price - or worse? Complete list of narrators includes Chris Andrew Ciulla, Mark Boyett, Kevin T. Collins, Ellen Archer, Therese Plummer, Lauren Fortgang, Edoardo Ballerini, Scott Aiello, Fred Berman, Gabriel Vaughan, Dion Graham, Emily Bauer, Angelo Di Loreto, Jonathan Todd Ross, Julian Elfer, Allyson Johnson, Jennifer Van Dyck, and Robin Miles.
Â©2017 Steve Niles, Lorelei Bunjes, and Idea and Design Works, LLC; Adaptation 2017 Rod Belcher (P)2017 Audible Originals, LLC.
A clever, engagingÂ new novel from best-selling Italian author Antonio Manzini following the dashing Deputy Police Chief Rocco Schiavone,Â who confronts his most riveting case ever. Itâs the bitterly cold spring season in alpine Aosta, and a girl has been kidnapped. Chiara Berguet, daughter of the owners of a local construction firm, was targeted thanks to the sizable debt her parents owe. But like many a best-laid plan, a blown tire causes the crime to go haywire as the kidnappersâ van skids off the road and crashes into a pair of larch trees. Both the driver and his accomplice die on impact, leaving the girl in the back, gagged and bound and unable to break herself free. Meanwhile, Rocco Schiavone wakes to find himself in Annaâs apartment. Sheâs the best friend of his girlfriend, Nora, and memories of the night before, a heated evening with Anna, return to him. As he sneaks out, he sees the first few snowstorm clouds of the spring season move across the sky, an ominous reference that something is off. If trouble at home and a case of kidnapping werenât enough, Rocco will eventually have to contend with Enzo Baiocchi. Rocco was the one who sent Enzo to prison and in the process killed Enzoâs brother. Having just escaped from prison, Enzo is heading north with a newly purchased revolver and, clearly, revenge on his mind. When an unfortunate incident of mistaken identity makes Enzoâs act of revenge even more fiendish, it also presents a gruesome scene for Rocco to discover on his return home.
Â©2018 Antonio Manzini (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers
Barnabas has destroyed the Committeeâs research facility, but his victory came at a cost: his friend Jeltor remains captive and brainwashed. He isnât going to stand for that. He is going to find and rescue his friend, no matter what it takes. But what will he do when he has to decide between saving his friend and saving an entire planet?Â The Committee has set its sights on the Brakalon home world, and it intends to convert every single citizen to serve as their new army. And with two of the Jotun admirals on their side, is it too late to stop them?
Â©2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair is a historical look at Chicago during the darkest days of the Great Depression - the story of Chicago fighting the hold that organized crime had on the city to be able to put on the 1933 World's Fair. William Elliott Hazelgrove provides the exciting and sprawling history behind the 1933 World's Fair, the last of the golden age. He reveals the story of the six millionaire businessmen, dubbed The Secret Six, who beat Al Capone at his own game, ending the gangster era as prohibition was repealed. The story of an intriguing woman, Sally Rand, who embodied the World's Fair with her own rags to riches story and brought sex into the open. The story of Rufus and Charles Dawes, who gave the fair a theme and then found financing in the worst economic times the country had ever experienced. The story of the most corrupt mayor of Chicago, William Thompson, who owed his election to Al Capone; and the mayor who followed him, Anton Cermak, who was murdered months before the fair was opened by an assassin many said was hired by Al Capone. But, most of all, it's a story about a city fighting for survival in the darkest of times; and a shining light of hope called A Century of Progress.
Â©2017 Rowman & Littlefield (P)2017 Tantor
AÂ haunting debut literary noir about a former pastorâs search to find a missing woman in the toxic, contradictory underbelly of southern California. âHe was finished with church, with God, with all of it. But to find the girl, he has to go back.â In Mark Hainesâs former life, he was an evangelical youth pastor, a role model, and a family man - until he abandoned his wife, his daughter, and his beliefs. Now heâs marking time between sunny days surfing and dark nights working security at an industrial complex. His isolation is broken when Cindy, a charming 22-year-old drifter he sees hitchhiking on the Pacific Coast Highway, hustles him for a breakfast and a place to crash - two cynical kindred spirits. Then his co-worker is murdered in a robbery gone wrong, and Cindy disappears on the same night. Haines knows he should let it go and return to his safe life of solitude. Instead, heâs driven to find out where Cindy went, under stranger and stranger circumstances. Soon Mark is chasing leads, each one taking him back into a world where his old life came crashing down - into the seedier side of southern Californiaâs drug trade and ultimately into the secrets of an Evangelical megachurch where his past and his future are about to converge. What begins as an investigation becomes a haunting mystery and a psychological journey both for Mark, and for the elusive young stranger he wonât let get away. Set in the early 2000s, The Churchgoer is a gripping noir, a quiet subversion of the genre, and a powerful meditation on belief, morality, and the nature of evil in contemporary life.
Â©2019 Patrick Coleman (P)2019 HarperAudio
Everyone wonders what it's really like in space, but very few of us have ever had the chance to experience it firsthand. This captivating collection brings together stories from dozens of international astronauts - men and women who've actually been there - who have returned with accounts of the sometimes weird, often funny, and awe-inspiring sensations and realities of being in space. Here are the real stories behind backward dreams, "moon face", the tricks of sleeping in zero gravity and aiming your sneeze during a spacewalk, the importance of packing hot sauce, and dozens of other cosmic quirks and amazements that come with travel in and beyond low Earth orbit.
Â©2016 Ariel Waldman (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
In The Coming of Democracy, Mark R. Cheathem examines the evolution of presidential campaigning from 1824 to 1840. Addressing the roots of early republic cultural politics - from campaign biographies to songs, political cartoons, and public correspondence between candidates and voters - Cheathem asks the listener to consider why such informal political expressions increased so dramatically during the Jacksonian period. What sounded and looked like mere entertainment, he argues, held important political meaning. The extraordinary voter participation rate - more than 80 percent - in the 1840 presidential election indicated that both substantive issues and cultural politics drew Americans into the presidential selection process.Â Â Drawing on period newspapers, diaries, memoirs, and public and private correspondence, The Coming of Democracy is the first book-length treatment to reveal how presidents and presidential candidates used both old and new forms of cultural politics to woo voters and win elections in the Jacksonian era.Â This audiobook will appeal to anyone interested in US politics, the Jacksonian/antebellum era, or the presidency.
Â©2018 Johns Hopkins University Press (P)2019 HighBridge Company
Between the summers of 1967 through 1969, before the term "serial killerâ was coined, a predatory killer stalked the campuses of Eastern Michigan University and the University of Michigan seeking prey until he made the arrogant mistake of killing his last victim in the basement of his uncle's home. All-American boy John Norman Collins was arrested, tried, and convicted of the strangulation murder of Karen Sue Beineman. The other murders attributed to Collins never went to trial, with one exception, and soon became cold cases. With the benefit of 50 years of hindsight, hundreds of vintage newspaper articles, thousands of police reports, and countless interviews, Terror in Ypsilanti: John Norman Collins Unmasked tells the stories of the other victims, recreates the infamous trial that took Collins off the streets, and details Collins's time spent in prison. Terror in Ypsilanti compiles an array of physical and circumstantial evidence drawing an unmistakable portrait of the sadistic murderer who slaughtered these innocent young women.
Â©2016 Gregory A. Fournier (P)2017 Tantor
Someone sent three fully armed ships to High Tortuga to back the slave-owners running the mines, and Barnabas and Shinigami are determined to find out who.
Â©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Wanted in 13 states. Locked up for two years in a Mexican prison. Released into the wilds of the American West with a $20,000 bounty on his head. The outlaw Torn Slater doesnt just live outside the law, he takes it into his own hands - and makes it cry for mercy.... After robbing some banks, Slater knows he should lay low. But when a beautiful widow asks for his help, he can't say no. Her reckless son has gone looking for trouble in Mexico - and found it in a woman called La SeÃ±orita. This power-mad femme fatale combines the torture methods of the Spanish Inquisition with the heart-ripping rituals of the Aztecs to get whatever she wants. And she wants the widow's son. Slater would be lying if he said taking down La SeÃ±orita would be easy. But dead men don't lie....
Â©2020 Jackson Cain (P)2020 Recorded Books
Cold Case Detective Paul Sutton has dedicated his life to evil.
To bringing justice to the dead and answers to the living. His life is spent straddling the line between the light of truth and the darkness of man's blackest sins. The Detective Paul Sutton series begins with First One Down, when Sutton is given a second chance to solve the case that's haunted him for two years.
Behind the mask of light lay darkness...
It took San Diego Detective Paul Sutton exactly 11 days to realize retirement wasn't going to work out for him. Back on the job as a cold case detective, Sutton has the chance to delve deeper into the only case of his career he's been unable to solve. A woman's tortured body had been abandoned on a beach. Her tormented husband has never stopped grieving. And a missing woman may hold the key to unlocking a deadly puzzle.
How does a girl who has everything going for her find herself in such a mess? Driven in her career but careless in love, Kali Hanson is in thrall to the one man who can fulfill the dark desires within her. But after an act of ultimate betrayal, she finds herself tangled in a web of deceit, where a charming mask can conceal a monstrous soul, and the brightest light is in danger of being extinguished in the depths of darkness.
As boundaries blur and the difference between truth and lies becomes indistinguishable, Detective Sutton finds himself in a race against a ticking clock. Only one thing is certain: if Sutton doesn't stop him, the monster will keep on killing, and another innocent woman will be lost forever to his darkness. But Sutton is not about to let evil win this time.
Notice: This mystery-thriller is for mature audiences due to moderately graphic sexual scenes, violence, and adult language.
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