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Violence. Speed. Momentum.

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Too much power. Wow. Too much energy. Wow. Too much anticipation. WOW. It’s the new memoir from the biggest star in gaming: Dr. Disrespect. Dr. Disrespect is a six-foot-eight freak of nature with a 37-inch vertical, the two-time, back-to-back 1993-94 Blockbuster Video Game Champion, and in his factual opinion, the most dominant international gaming superstar in the history of the world. It was just a matter of time before Western civilization came begging Doc to save literature by writing a memoir that reads like a vicious, muscular lion clawing his way through the rocks, roaring in anger and dominance. Here you will find his deepest, most intimate secrets. The untold history of his mysterious, legendary origins and his rise to unparalleled dominance. And most of all, you will find out what, exactly, Doc’s a doctor of. Are you ready for a book with the rhythm of a sleazy ’70s muscleman and the ruthlessness of a ’90s serial killer? A journey that stares down the long, dark alley of your fears and never looks back? Does your warrior’s heart yearn to reach the tippity top of the mountain just to realize you’re still only halfway up? If so, firm handshakes, Champion: Welcome to the salvation of literature.

©2021 Piazza Labs LLC. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
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Projekt 1065

17 ratings

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Award-winning, critically acclaimed author Alan Gratz (Prisoner B-3087) returns with another gripping World War II story, this time about a spy in the Hitler Youth. It's the height of World War II. Michael O'Shaunessey, son of the Irish ambassador to Nazi Germany, lives with his family in Berlin. But Michael, like his parents, is a spy. He joins the Hitler Youth, taking part in their horrific games and book burning, despising everything they stand for but using his insider knowledge to bring important information back to his parents and the British Secret Service. When Michael is tasked to find out more about Projekt 1065, a secret Nazi mission, things get even more complicated. He must prove his loyalty to the Hitler Youth at all costs - even if it means risking the lives of his family and himself. Acclaimed author Alan Gratz delivers a heart-pounding, action-packed tale of political intrigue, betrayal, and survival.

©2016 Alan Gratz (P)2016 Scholastic Inc.

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End

15 ratings

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In The Deep End, book 15 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from number-one international best-selling author Jeff Kinney, Greg Heffley and his family hit the road for a cross-country camping trip, ready for the adventure of a lifetime. But things take an unexpected turn, and they find themselves stranded at an RV park that’s not exactly a summertime paradise. When the skies open up and the water starts to rise, the Heffleys wonder if they can save their vacation - or if they’re already in too deep. And don’t miss Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure, an all-new fantasy from Greg’s best friend - the follow-up to the instant number-one best seller Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal.

©2020 Wimpy Kid, Inc. (P)2020 Recorded Books

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Gone to the Woods

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A middle grade memoir from a living literary legend, giving listeners a new perspective on the origins of Gary Paulsen's famed survival stories. His name is synonymous with high-stakes wilderness survival stories. Now, beloved author Gary Paulsen portrays a series of life-altering moments from his turbulent childhood as his own original survival story. If not for his summer escape from a shockingly neglectful Chicago upbringing to a North Woods homestead at age five, there never would have been a Hatchet. Without the encouragement of the librarian who handed him his first book at age 13, he may never have become a reader. And without his desperate teenage enlistment in the army, he would not have discovered his true calling as a storyteller. A moving and enthralling story of grit and growing up, Gone to the Woods is perfect for newcomers to the voice and lifelong fans alike, from the acclaimed author at his rawest and realest.  A Macmillan Audio production from Farrar, Straus and Giroux

©2021 Gary Paulsen (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
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Le comte de Monte-Cristo 2

87 ratings

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Le comte de Monte-Cristo s'est installé à Paris. Par sa magnificence, sa spiritualité et ses étranges manières, il devient la personnalité la plus recherchée de la haute société. C'est justement ce qu'il voulait afin de pouvoir mettre en place son implacable vengeance. ´ Ainsi, tous les protagonistes de cette affaire, tous ceux qui participèrent à l'horrible machination dont le jeune Edmond Dantès fut autrefois la victime, s'avancent en toute innocence dans les rets tendus par le comte. Et pour chacun un piège longuement, patiemment, diaboliquement construit se prépare. Le comte, tel un chat, va jouer avec ses victimes, savourant le moment où il les fera basculer dans la déchéance. Un à un, sans qu'aucune pitié ne vienne à un quelconque moment troubler son auteur, les victimes succomberont sous les terribles coups du comte.

©Domaine public (P)2015 Sixtrid SAS

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The Good Egg

8 ratings

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A number one New York Times best seller! An Amazon Best Books of the Year So Far 2019 Selection! From the best-selling creator of The Bad Seed, a timely story about not having to be Grade-A perfect! Meet the good egg. He’s a verrrrrry good egg indeed. But trying to be so good is hard when everyone else is plain ol’ rotten. As the other eggs in the dozen behave badly, the good egg starts to crack from all the pressure of feeling like he has to be perfect. So, he decides enough is enough! It’s time for him to make a change.... Jory John hatches a funny and charming story that reminds us of the importance of balance, self-care, and accepting those who we love (even if they are sometimes a bit rotten). Perfect for shared story time!

©2019 Jory John (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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Sadie

266 ratings

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Winner of the 2019 Odyssey Award Winner of the 2019 Audie Award for Young Adult Audiobook An innovative audiobook production featuring more than 30 voices, Sadie explores the depth of a sister's love - poised to be the next story listeners won't be able to pause. A missing girl on a journey of revenge and a Serial-like podcast following the clues she's left behind. Sadie hasn't had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she's been raising her sister, Mattie, in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water. But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie's entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister's killer to justice and hits the road following a few meager clues to find him. When West McCray - a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America - overhears Sadie's story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie's journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it's too late. Courtney Summers' Sadie is propulsive and harrowing and will keep listeners riveted until the last track.

©2018 Courtney Summers (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

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Supernova

72 ratings

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"Narrators Rebecca Soler and Dan Bittner return for the final installment of Meyer's superhero trilogy. Soler and Bittner are both good at emotional swings, which makes them the perfect dynamic duo for this audiobook." (AudioFile magazine)  All's fair in love and anarchy.... Supernova, the epic conclusion to New York Times best-selling author Marissa Meyer's thrilling Renegades Trilogy, finds Nova and Adrian struggling to keep their secret identities concealed while the battle rages on between their alter egos, their allies, and their greatest fears come to life. Secrets, lies, and betrayals are revealed as anarchy once again threatens to reclaim Gatlon City. 

©2019 Rampion Books (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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Orb

46 ratings

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We all have inner demons. We fight them all the time. Some of us achieve inner peace by coming to terms with them. But how do you come to terms with inner demons that tear free and become outer demons? Eric has been a vampire for nearly a century, and his demons are more than metaphors. While they controlled him, he was the Demon King. Now he has to avoid the monsters in his own mind, as well as angry nobles, fanatical religions, assassins, magi, other vampires, criminal organizations, and the neighborhood gossip. He wants two things: To find Tort, and to have someplace to call home. It may be too much to ask.

©2016 Garon Whited (P)2016 Podium Publishing

Length: 36 hrs and 51 mins
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New Kid

6 ratings

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2020 Audie Awards® Finalist - Middle Grade Winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize for Young Readers' Literature, and an Audie Award finalist! An original full-cast audio adaptation of the graphic novel from award-winning author-illustrator Jerry Craft, performed by the author with Jesus Del Orden, Nile Bullock, Robin Miles, Guy Lockard, Peyton Lusk, Rebecca Soler, Dan Bittner, Phoebe Strole, Marc Thompson, Miles Harvey, and Ron Butler. Named an Audible Best Audiobook of the Year! Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Gene Luen Yang, New Kid is a timely, honest novel about starting over at a new school where diversity is low and the struggle to fit in is real. Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade. As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale Academy Day School, Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds - and not really fitting into either one. Can Jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself? Filled with sound effects and original music, this audio adventure is one the whole family will enjoy. A selection of the Schomburg Center's Black Liberation Reading List. Plus don't miss Jerry Craft's Class Act!

©2019 Jerry Craft (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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Mage Errant: Publisher's Pack

37 ratings

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Mage Errant: Publisher's Pack contains books one and two of the Mage Errant series. Into the Labyrinth, book one Hugh of Emblin is, so far as he's concerned, the worst student that the Academy at Skyhold has ever seen. He can barely cast any spells at all, and those he does cast tend to fail explosively. If that wasn't bad enough, he's also managed to attract the ire of the most promising student of his year - who also happens to be the nephew of a king. Hugh has no friends, no talent, and definitely doesn't expect a mage to choose him as an apprentice at all during the upcoming Choosing. When a very unusual mage does choose him as apprentice, however, his life starts to take a sharp turn for the better. Now all he has to worry about is the final test for the first years - being sent into the terrifying labyrinth below Skyhold. Jewel of the Endless Erg, book two After surviving Skyhold's deadly labyrinth, Hugh and his friends are looking forwards to an uneventful summer. Their teacher, Alustin, has chartered a sandship for a training expedition into the vast sea of sand known as the Endless Erg, aiming for the wealthy and powerful desert city of Theras Tel. Hugh's happier than he's been in a long, long time, and he's quite excited for the fresh air, sunshine, and quiet. Of course, given Hugh's luck, their summer is going to be anything but quiet. They're about to be plunged into a morass of pirates, monsters, warring cults, flesh-tearing sandstorms, and a conspiracy against Indris Stormbreaker, the dragon queen of Theras Tel herself. At least Hugh's going to get plenty of fresh air and sunshine.

©2018 John Bierce (P)2019 Podium Publishing

Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
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Star Wars: The High Republic: Into the Dark

75 ratings

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Padawan Reath Silas is being sent from the cosmopolitan galactic capital of Coruscant to the undeveloped frontier - and he couldn't be less happy about it. He'd rather stay at the Jedi Temple, studying the archives. But when the ship he's traveling on is knocked out of hyperspace in a galactic-wide disaster, Reath finds himself at the center of the action. The Jedi and their traveling companions find refuge on what appears to be an abandoned space station. But then strange things start happening, leading the Jedi to investigate the truth behind the mysterious station, a truth that could end in tragedy....

©2020 Claudia Gray (P)2020 Listening Library

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The Tractor Who Wants to Fall Asleep [US English]

12 ratings

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Do you struggle to get your child to sleep? Discover the miracle book and reclaim bedtime! Join millions of parents all over the world and embrace a bedtime routine that will help your child to relax and fall fast asleep. Let your child be lulled to sleep with Tractor Alex in a sleep-inducing ride around the farm. Along the way they meet Yawning Carrot, Half-Asleep Leon, Sleeping Apples and other friends, who tell them what they do to fall asleep at night. Your child will have a soothing and relaxing experience and can fall asleep quickly - at naptime and bedtime. "The Tractor Who Wants to Fall Asleep" is the third part in the bestselling, sleep-inducing series that makes children fall asleep around the world - parents say it's almost like magic! The author Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin uses innovative techniques that have been approved by parents and psychologists. A sequel to the groundbreaking bestseller "The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep", an Amazon bestseller with over 2.3 million copies sold worldwide.

©2017 Ehrlin Publishing. Translated by Neil Smith (P)2018 Ehrlin Publishing

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Class Act

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New York Times best-selling author Jerry Craft returns with a companion book to New Kid, winner of the 2020 Newbery Medal, the Coretta Scott King Author Award, and the Kirkus Prize. The audiobook was a 2020 Audie Awards Finalist for Middle Grade and named an Audible Best Audiobook of the Year. This time, it’s Jordan’s friend Drew who takes center stage in another laugh-out-loud funny, powerful, and important story about being one of the few kids of color in a prestigious private school. Eighth-grader Drew Ellis is no stranger to the saying “You have to work twice as hard to be just as good”. His grandmother has reminded him his entire life. But what if he works 10 times as hard and still isn’t afforded the same opportunities that his privileged classmates at the Riverdale Academy Day School take for granted? To make matters worse, Drew begins to feel as if his good friend Liam might be one of those privileged kids. He wants to pretend like everything is fine, but it's hard not to withdraw, and even their mutual friend Jordan doesn't know how to keep the group together. As the pressures mount, will Drew find a way to bridge the divide so he and his friends can truly accept each other? And most important, will he finally be able to accept himself? This original full-cast audio adaptation of the graphic novel is performed by Jesus Del Orden, Nile Bullock, Guy Lockard, Robin Miles, Peyton Lusk, Marc Thompson, Rebecca Soler, Dan Bittner, January LaVoy, Phoebe Strole, Jordan Cobb, Ron Butler, A.J Beckles, Miles J. Harvey, Kim Mai Guest, Kyla Garcia, and Soneela Nankani. New Kid, the first graphic novel to win the Newbery Medal, is now joined by Jerry Craft's powerful Class Act. 

©2020 Jerry Craft (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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The Girl the Sea Gave Back

7 ratings

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"Both narrators add depth and resonance to Young's rich prose.... Those who enjoy epic fantasy novels should definitely give this a listen!" (AudioFile Magazine) From Adrienne Young, New York Times best-selling author of Sky in the Deep, comes her new gut-wrenching epic The Girl the Sea Gave Back. For as long as she can remember, Tova has lived among the Svell, the people who found her washed ashore as a child and use her for her gift as a Truthtongue. Her own home and clan are long-faded memories, but the sacred symbols and staves inked over every inch of her skin mark her as one who can cast the rune stones and see into the future. She has found a fragile place among those who fear her, but when two clans to the east bury their age-old blood feud and join together as one, her world is dangerously close to collapse.    For the first time in generations, the leaders of the Svell are divided. Should they maintain peace or go to war with the allied clans to protect their newfound power? And when their chieftain looks to Tova to cast the stones, she sets into motion a series of events that will not only change the landscape of the mainland forever but will give her something she believed she could never have again - a home.  "Gripping and exquisitely written. The Girl the Sea Gave Back tore at my heart strings until I was completely unraveled." (Stephanie Garber, New York Times best-selling author of Caravel)

©2019 Adrienne Young (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
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Sprint

54 ratings

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From three design partners at Google Ventures, a unique five-day process for going from problem to prototype. The companies that Google Ventures invest in face big questions every day: Where's the most important place to focus your effort, and how do you start? What will your ideas look like in real life? How many meetings and discussions does it take before you can be sure you have the right solution to a problem? Business owners and investors want their companies and the people who lead them to be equipped to answer these questions - and quickly. And now there's a surefire way to solve their problems and test solutions: the sprint. While working at Google, designer Jake Knapp created a unique problem-solving method that he coined a "design sprint" - a five-day process to help companies answer crucial questions. His "sprints" were used in the development of everything from Gmail to Google X to Chrome. When he moved to Google Ventures, he joined Braden Kowitz and John Zeratsky, both designers and partners there who have worked on numerous products, including the YouTube redesign. Together Knapp, Zeratsky, and Kowitz have run over 100 sprints with their portfolio companies, inside Google, and in others companies or environments that have sought their help. They've seen firsthand how sprints can overcome challenges in all kinds of companies: health care, fitness, finance, retailers, and more. A practical guide to answering business questions, Sprint is a book for groups of any size, from small start-ups to Fortune 100s, from teachers and PTAs to nonprofits and public institutions. It's for anyone with a big opportunity, problem, or idea who needs to get answers today. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Jake Knapp (P)2016 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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Max and the Midknights: Battle of the Bodkins

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Max takes on knight school in the hilarious sequel to the New York Times best-selling illustrated novel Max and the Midknights, from the author of the Big Nate series! "Fantastic! I loved it!" (Dav Pikley, New York Times best-selling author of the Dog Man series) "Max is epic fun!" (Jeff Kinney, New York Times best-selling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series) Max didn't expect knight school to be so tough. Luckily, she has her best friends - the Midknights - at her side. But when Byjovia is under attack, the Midknights will have to face beastly creatures, powerful spells, and their greatest foe yet - themselves? Lincoln Peirce, author of the New York Times best-selling Max & the Midknights, brings more laughs, more adventures, and more silliness to Battle of the Bodkins, book two in the Max & the Midknights series. 

©2020 Lincoln Peirce (P)2020 Listening Library

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The Recruitment Rise of the Free Fleet

11 ratings

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They called it The Recruitment. Thousands were kidnapped and trained to fight. One fought back.   James Cook was a gamer headed for the biggest gaming match on Earth. Instead the Planetary Defense Force kidnapped him, his team and 20,000 others.   Their alien trainers don't care how many of them survive, they only care that they can fight.    James Cook was a gamer, but his avatar Salchar, he was a fighter, a leader, and the man the recruits need. James must put his doubts about himself aside, there's no guide to this, no strategy and it's definitely not a game. He will need to become Salchar, with one goal, to protect his people.   This is the story of Salchar, his recruits, and the Rise of their Free Fleet.

©2015 Michael Chatfield Publications Inc. (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
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I Liked My Life

11 ratings

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Maddy is a devoted stay-at-home wife and mother, host of excellent parties, giver of thoughtful gifts, and bestower of a searingly perceptive piece of advice or two. She is the cornerstone of her family, a true matriarch...until she commits suicide, leaving her husband, Brady, and teenage daughter, Eve, heartbroken and reeling, wondering what happened. How could the exuberant, exacting woman they loved disappear so abruptly, seemingly without reason, from their lives? How they can possibly continue without her? As they sift through details of her last days, trying to understand the woman they thought they knew, Brady and Eve are forced to come to terms with unsettling truths. Maddy, however, isn't ready to leave her family forever. Watching from beyond, she tries to find the perfect replacement for herself. Along comes Rory: pretty, caring, and spontaneous, with just the right bit of edge...but who also harbors a tragedy of her own. Will the mystery of Maddy ever come to rest? And can her family make peace with their history and begin to heal?

©2016 Abagail Katherine Wittnebert (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
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From the Black

5 ratings

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The universe isn’t always as it appears, something that Salchar and the Free Fleet know only too well. When the black’s own creatures come tearing out from children’s nightmares, the Free Fleet will be there. Some might call those that make up the Free Fleet insane, might call them lunatics. But in this universe, it’s good to have some lunatics on your side.

©2016 Michael Chatfield Publications Inc. (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
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Honestly Ben

20 ratings

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In this companion to Openly Straight, Ben confronts pressure at school, repression at home, and his passion for two very different people in figuring out what it takes to be Honestly Ben. Ben Carver is back to normal. He's working steadily in his classes at the Natick School. He just got elected captain of the baseball team. He's even won a full scholarship to college, if he can keep up his grades. All that foolishness with Rafe Goldberg the past semester is in the past. Except...there's Hannah, the gorgeous girl from the neighboring school, who attracts him and distracts him. There's his mother, whose quiet unhappiness Ben is noticing for the first time. School is harder, the pressure higher, the scholarship almost slipping away. And there's Rafe, funny, kind, dating someone else...and maybe the real normal that Ben needs. Perfect for fans of David Levithan, Andrew Smith, and John Green, Honestly Ben is a smart, laugh-out-loud novel that will speak to anyone who's struggled to be "honestly ____" in some part of their lives.

©2017 Bill Konigsberg (P)2017 Scholastic Inc.

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
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I Killed Zoe Spanos

6 ratings

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“The YA thriller of the summer.” (Bustle) For fans of Sadie and Serial, this gripping thriller follows two teens whose lives become inextricably linked when one confesses to murder and the other becomes determined to uncover the real truth no matter the cost. What happened to Zoe won’t stay buried.... When Anna Cicconi arrives to the small Hamptons village of Herron Mills for a summer nanny gig, she has high hopes for a fresh start. What she finds instead is a community on edge after the disappearance of Zoe Spanos, a local girl who has been missing since New Year’s Eve. Anna bears an eerie resemblance to Zoe, and her mere presence in town stirs up still-raw feelings about the unsolved case. As Anna delves deeper into the mystery, stepping further and further into Zoe’s life, she becomes increasingly convinced that she and Zoe are connected - and that she knows what happened to her. Two months later, Zoe’s body is found in a nearby lake, and Anna is charged with manslaughter. But Anna’s confession is riddled with holes, and Martina Green, teen host of the Missing Zoe podcast, isn’t satisfied. Did Anna really kill Zoe? And if not, can Martina’s podcast uncover the truth? Inspired by Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, Kit Frick weaves a thrilling story of psychological suspense that twists and turns until the final word.

©2020 Kristin S. Frick. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Money for Nothing

2 ratings

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The sweeping story of how the greatest minds of the Scientific Revolution applied their new ideas to people, money, and markets - and along the way, invented modern finance.  Longlisted for the Financial Times and Mckinsey Business Book of the Year Award "An astounding episode from the early days of financial markets that to this day continues to intrigue and perplex historians...narrative history at its best, lively and fresh with new insights." (Liaquat Ahamed, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lords of Finance) Money for Nothing chronicles the moment when the needs of war, discoveries of natural philosophy, and ambitions of investors collided. It's about how the Scientific Revolution intertwined with finance to set England - and the world - off in an entirely new direction. At the dawn of the 18th century, England was running out of money due to a prolonged war with France. Parliament tried raising additional funds by selling debt to its citizens, taking in money now with the promise of interest later. It was the first permanent national debt, but still they needed more. They turned to the stock market - a relatively new invention itself - where Isaac Newton's new mathematics of change over time, which he applied to the motions of the planets and the natural world, were fast being applied to the world of money. What kind of future returns could a person expect on an investment today? The Scientific Revolution could help. In the hub of London's stock market - Exchange Alley - the South Sea Company hatched a scheme to turn pieces of the national debt into shares of company stock, and over the spring of 1720 the plan worked brilliantly. Stock prices doubled, doubled again, and then doubled once more, getting everyone in London from tradespeople to the Prince of Wales involved in money mania that consumed the people, press, and pocketbooks of the empire. Unlike science, though, with its tightly controlled experiments, the financial revolution was subject to trial and error on a grand scale, with dramatic, sometimes devastating consequences for people's lives. With England at war and in need of funds and "stock-jobbers" looking for any opportunity to get in on the action, this new world of finance had the potential to save the nation - but only if it didn't bankrupt it first.

©2020 Thomas Levenson (P)2020 Random House Audio

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
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Bezonomics

10 ratings

Summary

An in-depth, revelatory, and unbiased look at Amazon's world-dominating business model, the current competitors either imitating or trying to outfox Amazon, and the ways Bezonomics is shaping the life of every American consumer - from an award-winning Fortune magazine writer. Like Henry Ford, Sam Walton, or Steve Jobs in the early years of Ford, Walmart, and Apple, Jeff Bezos is the business story of the decade. Bezos, the richest man on the planet, has built one of the most efficient wealth-creation machines in history with 2% of US household income being spent on nearly 500 million products shipped from warehouses in 17 countries. Amazon’s business model has not only turned the retail industry and cloud computing inside out, but now its tentacles are squeezing media and advertising, and disrupting the state of technology, the economy, job creation, and society at large. Amazon's impact is so pervasive that business leaders in nearly every sector around the world need to understand how this force of nature operates. Based on unprecedented behind-the-scenes reporting from 150 sources inside and outside of Amazon, Bezonomics unveils the underlying principles Jeff Bezos uses to achieve his dominance - customer obsession, extreme innovation, and long-term management, all supported by artificial intelligence - and shows how these are being borrowed and replicated by companies across the United States, in China, and elsewhere. Brian Dumaine shares tips for Amazon-proofing your business. Most important, Bezonomics answers the fundamental question: How are Amazon and its imitators affecting the way we live, and what can we learn from them? A goldmine for some, and a threat for others, "Bezonomics" has become a life-shaping force both now and in the future that every American must know more about.

©2020 Brian Dumaine (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio

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Archenemies

74 ratings

Summary

The Renegades Trilogy continues, in this fiercely awaited second installment after the New York Times-bestselling Renegades by Marissa Meyer, author of the Lunar Chronicles. Time is running out. Together, they can save the world. But they each other’s worst nightmare. Nova’s double life is about to get a lot more complicated:  As Insomnia, she is a full-fledged member of the Renegades, a syndicate of powerful and beloved superheroes. She works with Adrian’s patrol unit to protect the weak and maintain order in Gatlon City. As Nightmare, she is an Anarchist - a group of of villains who are determined to destroy the Renegades. Nova wants vengeance against the so-called heroes who once failed her when she needed them most. But as Nova, her feelings for Adrian are deepening, despite the fact that he is the son of her sworn enemies and, unbeknownst to Nova, he has some dangerous secrets of his own. In this second installment of the Renegades trilogy, Nova, Adrian, and the rest of their crew – Ruby, Oscar, and Danna -- are faced with escalating crime in Gatlon City, while covert weapons and conflicting missions have Nova and Adrian questioning not only their beliefs about justice, but also the feelings they have for each other. The line between good and evil has been blurred, but what's clear to them both is that too much power could mean the end of their city – and the world – as they know it.

©2018 Rampion Books (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
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The Perfect Daughter

Summary

A thriller that explores the truth or lies behind a teenage girl's multiple personality disorder, from D.J. Palmer, the author of The New Husband. Meet Ruby, who speaks with a British accent. Then there’s Chloe, a perfectionist who strives for straight A’s in school. And along comes Eve, who is spiteful and vicious. All of them live inside Penny… Or do they? Penny Francone, age 16, is a murderer. Her guilt is beyond doubt: She was found alone in the victim’s apartment, covered in blood, holding the murder weapon. The victim’s identity and her secret relationship to Penny give her the perfect motive, sealing the deal. All the jury needs to decide now is where Penny will serve out her sentence. Will she be found not guilty by reason of insanity, as her lawyer intends to argue? Or will she get a life sentence in a maximum-security prison? Already reeling from tragedy after the sudden passing of her beloved husband a few years before, now Grace is on her knees, grateful that Massachusetts doesn't allow the death penalty. As Penny awaits trial in a state mental hospital, she is treated by Dr. Mitchell McHugh, a psychiatrist battling demons of his own. Grace’s determination to understand the why behind her daughter’s terrible crime fuels Mitch’s resolve to help the Francone family. Together, they set out in search of the truth about Penny, but discover instead a shocking hidden history of secrets, lies, and betrayals that threatens to consume them all. The perfect daughter. Is she fooling them all? A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press

©2020 D.J. Palmer (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

Author: D.J. Palmer
Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
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The Good Egg Presents: The Great Eggscape!

3 ratings

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Based on the number one New York Times best-selling picture book sensation The Good Egg, Jory John and Pete Oswald present: The Great Eggscape! The Great Eggscape is when the Good Egg and his pals escape their carton and drop into the store for a morning of fun, enjoyed by everybody.  Well, almost everybody.  Shel (an egg) isn’t a huge fan of group activities, especially when he’s made to be “It” for a game of hide-and-seek. Nevertheless, Shel doesn’t want to let his friends down, so he reluctantly plays, anyway. But after a morning of hiding and seeking, somebody’s still missing. Will the dozen eggs friends ever be reunited? Find out in this hilarious egg hunt adventure that reminds us to break out of our shells and help our friends in need!

©2020 Jory John (P)2020 HarperFestival

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Jory John
Length: 9 mins
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Teardrop Shot

8 ratings

Summary

I asked for his criteria for bed buddies - that's the PG version. He swore at me and said he didn’t do groupies. And just like that, our friendship was off to a great start.    Reese Forster was the starting point guard for the Seattle Thunder. Gorgeous. Cocky. Loved by the nation. He’s also attending preseason basketball training camp where I used to work.    Correction: where I work again, because I was fired from my last job. And dumped. And I might have a tiny bit of baggage, but that’s normal. Right?    Reese and I shouldn’t have become friends. We shouldn’t have become roommates. And we really shouldn’t have started sleeping together...(Except we did.)    I’m adorably psychotic. He’s in the NBA. ? This is not a disaster waiting to happen, at all.    Teardrop Shot is a 100K standalone sports romance.

©2019 Tijan (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Author: Tijan
Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
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Forever

4 ratings

Summary

In Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other. In Linger, they fought to be together. Now, in Forever, the stakes are even higher than before. Wolves are being hunted. Lives are being threatened. And love is harder and harder to hold on to as death comes closing in.

©2011 Maggie Stiefvater (P)2011 Scholastic Audio

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Code of Honor

10 ratings

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A timely, nonstop action-adventure about the War on Terror - and a family torn apart. When 17-year-old Iranian American Kamran Smith learns that his brother has been labeled a terrorist, he knows something isn't right. In a race against time, it is up to Kamran to prove his brother's innocence, even as the country has turned against him and his family. With the help of a ragtag team of underground intelligence professionals, Kamran must piece together the clues and the codes that will save his brother's life - and save his country from possibly the largest terrorist attack since 9/11. Acclaimed author Alan Gratz takes listeners on a nonstop action-adventure journey through the emotional, political, and cultural landscape of the War on Terror while weaving a poignant tale of two brothers.

©2015 Alan Gratz (P)2015 Scholastic Inc.

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Alan Gratz
Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
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The Economists' Hour

8 ratings

Summary

In this fascinating character-driven history, a New York Times editorial writer and Pulitzer Prize finalist spotlights the American economists who championed the rise of markets and fundamentally reshaped the modern world. Before the 1960s, American politicians had never paid much attention to economists. But as the post-World War II boom began to sputter, economists gained influence and power - first in the United States and then around the world as their ideas inspired nations to curb government, unleash corporations, and hasten globalization. Milton Friedman's libertarian ideals, Arthur Laffer's supply-side economics and Paul Volcker's austere campaign against inflation all left a profound mark on American life. So did lesser-known figures like Walter Oi, a blind economist whose calculations influenced President Nixon's decision to end military conscription; Alfred Kahn, who deregulated air travel; and Thomas Schelling, who put a dollar value on human life. The economists promised steady growth and broadly-shared prosperity, but they failed to deliver. Instead, the single-minded embrace of markets has come at the expense of soaring economic inequality, the faltering health of liberal democracy, and the prospects of future generations. Timely, engaging, and expertly researched, The Economists' Hour is a "powerful must-read" (Mohamed A. El-Erian, New York Times best-selling author) about the rise and fall of a revolution - and a compelling call for people to retake control of markets. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Binyamin Appelbaum (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
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You Were There Too

1 rating

Summary

A USA Today best seller “A surprising and incredibly satisfying story of chance and fate.” (New York Times best-selling author Taylor Jenkins Reid)  “I read it in one long gulp and didn’t want it to end.” (New York Times best-selling author Jill Santopolo) Acclaimed author Colleen Oakley delivers a heart-wrenching and unforgettable love story about a woman who must choose between the man she loves and the man fate has chosen for her, in a novel that reminds us that the best life is one led by the heart. Mia Graydon's life looks picket-fence perfect; she has the house, her loving husband, and dreams of starting a family. But she has other dreams too - unexplained, recurring ones starring the same man. Still, she doesn’t think much of it, until a relocation to small-town Pennsylvania brings her face-to-face with the stranger she has been dreaming about for years. And this man harbors a jaw-dropping secret of his own - he's been dreaming of her too. Determined to understand, Mia and this not-so-stranger search for answers. But when diving into their pasts begins to unravel her life in the present, Mia emerges with a single question - what if?

©2020 Colleen Oakley (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
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Oracle

2 ratings

Summary

An interstellar war is racing toward an unsuspecting Earth. Can one young woman stop it before it's too late? LA detective Anna Abbott can see brief, cryptic visions of the future. She just doesn't know it yet. But others do. Others who will stop at nothing to ensure that her abilities never see the light of day. Soon Anna is fighting for her life against an array of powerful adversaries, and not all of them are human. Because a small group of aliens hiding on Earth believe that she can single-handedly alter the course of an interstellar war. One that has raged for thousands of years, but which is completely unknown to humankind. Until now. But even if Anna can beat the odds and stay alive, the greatest threat of all awaits: a super-intelligent species determined to prevent humanity from achieving its evolutionary destiny - at any cost. Oracle is a roller-coaster ride of a thriller. One packed with breathtaking action, startling revelations, and mind-blowing science, including a scientific rationale for clairvoyance itself. "Richards is an extraordinary writer," (Dean Koontz) who can "keep you turning the pages all night long." (Douglas Preston) "Richards is a worthy successor to Michael Crichton." (SFBook.com) Near future science-fiction thrillers by Douglas E. Richards Stand-alones Quantum Lens Game Changer Infinity Born Seeker Veracity Oracle Series Wired (Wired 1) Amped (Wired 2) Mind's Eye (Nick Hall 1) Brainweb (Nick Hall 2) Mind War (Nick Hall 3) Split Second (Split Second 1) Time Frame (Split Second 2) Kids' science fiction thrillers (nine and up, enjoyed by kids and adults alike) Trapped (Prometheus Project 1) Captured (Prometheus Project 2) Stranded (Prometheus Project 3) Out of This World Devil's Sword

©2019 Douglas E. Richards (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
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Where She Went

11 ratings

Summary

It's been three years since the devastating accident... three years since Mia walked out of Adam's life forever.

Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Juilliard's rising star and Adam is L.A. tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock-star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia's home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future - and each other.

Told from Adam's point of view in the spare, lyrical prose that defined If I Stay, Where She Went explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new hope, and the flame of rekindled romance.

©2011 Gayle Forman (P)2011 Penguin

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Gayle Forman
Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
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Nophek Gloss

Summary

"A sucker punch to the senses...a killer story with real heart and soul." (Alastair Reynolds) When a young man's planet is destroyed, he sets out on a single-minded quest for revenge across the galaxy in Nophek Gloss, the first book in this epic space-opera trilogy debut - perfect for fans of Revenger and Children of Time. Caiden's planet is destroyed. His family gone. And, his only hope for survival is a crew of misfit aliens and a mysterious ship that seems to have a soul and a universe of its own. Together they will show him that the universe is much bigger, much more advanced, and much more mysterious than Caiden had ever imagined. But the universe hides dangers as well, and soon Caiden has his own plans. He vows to do anything it takes to get revenge on the slavers who murdered his people and took away his home. To destroy their regime, he must infiltrate and dismantle them from the inside, or die trying.

©2021 Essa Hansen (P)2021 Orbit

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Essa Hansen
Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
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Tweet Cute

10 ratings

Summary

A fresh, irresistible rom-com from debut author Emma Lord about the chances we take, the paths life can lead us on, and how love can be found in the opposite place you expected. Meet Pepper, swim team captain, chronic overachiever, and all-around perfectionist. Her family may be falling apart, but their massive fast-food chain is booming - mainly thanks to Pepper, who is barely managing to juggle real life while secretly running Big League Burger’s massive Twitter account. Enter Jack, class clown and constant thorn in Pepper’s side. When he isn’t trying to duck out of his obscenely popular twin’s shadow, he’s busy working in his family’s deli. His relationship with the business that holds his future might be love/hate, but when Big League Burger steals his grandma’s iconic grilled cheese recipe, he’ll do whatever it takes to take them down, one tweet at a time. All’s fair in love and cheese - that is, until Pepper and Jack’s spat turns into a viral Twitter war. Little do they know, while they’re publicly duking it out with snarky memes and retweet battles, they’re also falling for each other in real life - on an anonymous chat app Jack built. As their relationship deepens and their online shenanigans escalate - people on the internet are shipping them? - their battle gets more and more personal, until even these two rivals can’t ignore they were destined for the most unexpected, awkward, all-the-feels romance that neither of them expected. Praise for Tweet Cute: "A witty rom-com reinvention...with deeply relatable insights on family pressure and growing up.” (Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka, authors of Always Never Yours and If I’m Being Honest) “An adorable debut that updates a classic romantic trope with a buzzy twist." (Jenn Bennett, author of Alex, Approximately and Serious Moonlight)

©2020 Emma Lord (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

Author: Emma Lord
Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
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Merry Christmas, Splat

Summary

It's the night before Christmas, and Splat wonders if he's been a good enough cat this year to deserve a really big present. Just to make sure, he offers some last-minute help to his mom and, in typical Splat fashion, he messes up completely! That night Splat stays awake, hoping to see Santa Claus. But when Splat misses him, he's sure his Christmas is ruined - along with his hopes for a really big present. Everyone's favorite furry cat is back in a Christmas story perfect for any child anxiously awaiting Santa's arrival.

©2009 Rob Scotton (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Rob Scotton
Length: 6 mins
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Unite Me

7 ratings

Summary

Perfect for fans of Tahereh Mafi's New York Times best-selling Shatter Me trilogy, this audiobook collects her two companion novellas, Fracture Me and Destroy Me, for the first time in audio. It also features an exclusive look into Juliette's journal and a preview of Ignite Me, the third installment of the series. Destroy Me tells the events between Shatter Me and Unravel Me from Warner's point of view. Even though Juliette shot him in order to escape, Warner can't stop thinking about her - and he'll do anything to get her back. But when the Supreme Commander of The Reestablishment arrives, he has much different plans for Juliette. Plans Warner cannot allow.  Fracture Me is told from Adam's perspective and bridges the gap between Unravel Me and Ignite Me. As the Omega Point rebels prepare to fight the Sector 45 soldiers, Adam's more focused on the safety of Juliette, Kenji, and his brother. The Reestablishment will do anything to crush the resistance...including killing everyone Adam cares about.  The Shatter Me series is perfect for fans who crave action-packed young adult novels with tantalizing romance like Divergent and The Hunger Games. This captivating story, which combines the best of dystopian and paranormal, was praised as "a thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love" by Ransom Riggs, best-selling author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.  And don’t miss Defy Me, the shocking fifth book in the Shatter Me series!

©2014 Tahereh Mafi (P)2019 HarperAudio

Author: Tahereh Mafi
Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
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Any Man

7 ratings

Summary

In this electric and provocative debut novel, Amber Tamblyn blends genres of poetry, prose, and elements of suspense to give shape to the shocking narratives of victims of sexual violence, mapping the destructive ways in which our society perpetuates rape culture, brilliantly brought to life through a multi-voice performance featuring Glenn Davis, Ben Foster, Marc Maron, Jason Ritter, John Roberts, Russ Tamblyn, Amber Tamblyn, January Lavoy, Phoebe Strole, Robin Miles, Thérèse Plummer, Dan Bittner, James Fouhey, and Michael Crouch. A violent serial rapist is on the loose, who goes by the name Maude. She hunts for men at bars, Online, at home - the place doesn’t matter, neither does the man. Her victims then must live the aftermath of their assault in the form of doubt from the police, feelings of shame, alienation from their friends and family, and the haunting of a horrible woman who becomes the phantom on which society projects its greatest fears, fascinations, and even misogyny. All the while the police are without leads and the media hound the victims, publicly dissecting the details of their attack. What is extraordinary is how as years pass these men learn to heal, by banding together and finding a space to raise their voices. Told in alternating viewpoints signature to each voice and experience of the victim, this audiobook crackles with emotion, ranging from horror to breathtaking empathy. As bold as it is timely, Any Man paints a searing portrait of survival and is a tribute to those who have lived through the nightmare of sexual assault.

©2018 Amber Tamblyn (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Deep State Target

18 ratings

Summary

“George Papadopoulos was the whole reason for the Trump Russia investigation.” (Rep. Mark Meadows, R - NC)  Deep State Target is the only firsthand account that proves the attempted sabotage of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign by American and international intelligence services, from former Trump advisor George Papadopoulos - whose global network, clandestine meetings about Hillary Clinton’s hacked emails, and rift with former Attorney General Jeff Sessions made him the first target of Spygate, the Mueller Investigation, and the Russian Collusion Hoax.  As a young, ambitious foreign policy advisor to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Papadopoulos became the first Trump official to plead guilty in special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. He is now the first campaign advisor sentenced and to have served time in prison. But as he explains in Deep State Target, there was an intricate set up at play, and it was neither Trump nor the Russians pulling the strings. American and allied intelligence services set out to destroy a Trump presidency before it even started. An energy policy consultant working for the insurgent campaign, Papadopoulos encountered a rogues’ gallery of infamous figures employed by agents from the US, Britain, and Australia. Here, he gives the play-by-play of how operatives like Professor Joseph Mifsud, Sergei Millian, Alexander Downer, and Stefan Halper worked to invent a Russian conspiracy that would irreparably damage the Trump administration. Papadopoulos was there: In secret meetings across the globe, on city streets being tailed by agents, watching Jeff Sessions make false statements under oath about a strategy session he attended, and ultimately being interrogated by Mueller’s team and agreeing to a guilty plea.  Deep State Target is a shocking account of international spy games and a disturbing eyewitness report on a secret double government - the Deep State - intent on destroying lives and a presidency.

©2019 George Papadopoulos (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
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Black Mask 5: The Ring on the Hand of Death

Summary

From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction. The first hard-boiled detective stories appeared on its pages. Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley Gardner and John D. MacDonald got their start in Black Mask. The urban crime stories that appeared in the magazine helped to shape American culture. Modern computer games, films, and television are rooted in the fiction popularized by “the seminal and venerated mystery pulp magazine”. ( Booklist). Otto Penzler selected and wrote introductions to the best of the best, the darkest of these dark, vintage stories for the collection The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories. Now that collection is available for the first time on audio. Includes: “Knights of the Open Palm” by Carroll John Daly; read by Erik Bergmann the “Rainbow Diamonds” series of stories (“Diamonds of Dread,” “The Man in White,” “The Blind Chinese,” “Red Dawn,” “Blue Glass,” and “Diamonds of Death”) by Ramon Decolta; read by Johnny Heller “The Ring on the Hand of Death” by William Rollins Jr.; read by Dan Bittner

©2010 Compilation by Otto Penzler (P)2012 HighBridge Company

Author: Otto Penzler
Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
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Mine's the Best

Summary

Two boys. Two balloons. Each boy thinks his balloon is best. What do you think?

©1980 Crosby Bonsall (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Length: 2 mins
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Splat the Cat: I Scream for Ice Cream

Summary

Join Splat and his class on a field trip to an ice cream factory in this delectable I Can Read book from New York Times best-selling author-artist Rob Scotton.  Splat can barely sit still during the bus ride. He's imagining the mountain of ice cream he thinks he'll get to eat! But when Splat gets there, that mountain becomes more of an avalanche. It's up to Splat and his classmates to save the day! Beginning readers will practice the –eam sound while listening to this easy-to-read addition to the Splat series. Splat the Cat: I Scream for Ice Cream is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. 

©2015 Rob Scotton (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Rob Scotton
Length: 6 mins
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Splat the Cat: On with the Show

Summary

Splat the Cat can't wait to be in his school play about castles and kings and queens - maybe he'll even get to play a knight! Will Splat find a way to steal the show? Join him and his classmates for another hilarious Splat the Cat adventure!

©2013 Rob Scotton (P)2013 Harper Audio

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Rob Scotton
Length: 5 mins
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The Name of All Things

8 ratings

Summary

"Everything epic fantasy should be: rich, cruel, gorgeous, brilliant, enthralling and deeply, deeply satisfying. I loved it." (Lev Grossman on The Ruin of Kings) You can have everything you want if you sacrifice everything you believe. Kihrin D'Mon is a wanted man. Since he destroyed the Stone of Shackles and set demons free across Quur, he has been on the run from the wrath of an entire empire. His attempt to escape brings him into the path of Janel Theranon, a mysterious Joratese woman who claims to know Kihrin. Janel's plea for help pits Kihrin against all manner of dangers: a secret rebellion, a dragon capable of destroying an entire city, and Kihrin's old enemy, the wizard Relos Var. Janel believes that Relos Var possesses one of the most powerful artifacts in the world - the Cornerstone called the Name of All Things. And if Janel is right, then there may be nothing in the world that can stop Relos Var from getting what he wants. And what he wants is Kihrin D'Mon. Jenn Lyons continues the Chorus of Dragons series with The Name of All Things, the epic sequel to The Ruin of Kings A Chorus of Dragons 1: The Ruin of Kings 2: The Name of All Things 

©2019 Jennifer Williamson (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

Author: Jenn Lyons
Length: 25 hrs and 46 mins
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Made to Kill

1 rating

Summary

It was just another Tuesday morning when she walked into the office - young, as I suspected they all might be, another dark brunette with some assistance and enough eye black to match up to Cleopatra. And who am I? I'm Ray, the world's last robot, famed and feared in equal measure, which suits me just fine - after all, the last place you'd expect to find Hollywood's best hit man is in the plain light of day. Raymond Electromatic is good at his job, as good as he ever was at being a true private investigator, the lone employee of the Electromatic Detective Agency - except for Ada, office gal and supercomputer, the constant voice in Ray's inner ear. Ray might have taken up a new line of work, but money is money, after all, and he was programmed to make a profit. Besides, with his 24-hour memory-tape limits, he sure can keep a secret. When a familiar-looking woman arrives at the agency wanting to hire Ray to find a missing movie star, he's inclined to tell her to take a hike. But she has the cold hard cash, a demand for total anonymity, and a tendency to vanish on her own. Plunged into a glittering world of fame, fortune, and secrecy, Ray uncovers a sinister plot that goes much deeper than the silver screen - and this robot is at the wrong place at the wrong time.

©2015 Seven Wonders Limited (P)2015 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
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A Pivot in Time

2 ratings

Summary

Kelly, Justin, and Otto return in a riveting near-future thriller. From the million-copy New York Times best-selling author. "Richards is an extraordinary writer" (Dean Koontz) who can "keep you turning the pages all night long". (Douglas Preston) The Enigma Cube is an alien object of unlimited power, with technology that can catapult civilization to dizzying heights - or destroy it entirely. Kelly Connolly and Justin Boyd are determined to wield its power for good. But China has a cube of its own, and its motivations are much less benign.... Otto Richter is an unparalleled genius. To save his own life and reunite with Kelly and Justin in 2027, he's forced to travel back to ancient Rome. But when he arrives things go horribly wrong. Now their reunion can take place only in the past. Worse, he learns that the alien cube plans to meddle with the timeline. To intervene at a point so pivotal, one wrong move by the time travelers could completely obliterate all of modern history. "Richards is a worthy successor to Michael Crichton." (SF Book dot com)  Near-future science fiction thriller by Douglas E. Richards

©2020 Douglas E. Richards (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
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Grown and Flown

1 rating

Summary

This program is read by the authors and a full cast. Parenting never ends. From the founders of the number one site for parents of teens and young adults comes an essential guide for building strong relationships with your teens and preparing them to successfully launch into adulthood. The high school and college years: an extended roller coaster of academics, friends, first loves, first break-ups, driver’s ed, jobs, and everything in between. Kids are constantly changing, and how we parent them must change, too. But how do we stay close as a family as our lives move apart? Enter the co-founders of Grown and Flown, Lisa Heffernan and Mary Dell Harrington. In the midst of guiding their own kids through this transition, they launched what has become the largest website and online community for parents of 15- to 25-year-olds. Now, they’ve compiled new takeaways and fresh insights from all that they’ve learned into this handy, must-have guide. Grown and Flown is a one-stop resource for parenting teenagers, leading up to - and through - high school and those first years of independence. It covers everything from the monumental (how to let your kids go) to the mundane (how to shop for a dorm room). Organized by topic - such as academics, anxiety and mental health, college life - it features a combination of stories, advice from professionals, and practical sidebars. Consider this your parenting lifeline: an easy-to-use manual that offers support and perspective. Grown and Flown is required listening for anyone looking to raise an adult with whom you have an enduring, profound connection.

©2019 Lisa Heffernan and Mary Dell Harrington (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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Last Descendants

11 ratings

Summary

An all-new series based on the hit Ubisoft(R) video game franchise Assassin's Creed. Part historical fiction, part tie-in, this novel creates an all-new narrative fans of the video games will love.

©2016 Matthew J. Kirby (P)2016 Scholastic Inc.

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
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Special Delivery

3 ratings

Summary

A full-cast audiobook of a new stand-alone romance from number-one New York Times best-selling author Lauren Blakely, performed by Andi Arndt, Dan Bittner, Jason Clarke, and Emma Wilder! All I want for the holidays is the willpower to resist my brother’s sexy, charming, easy-on-the-eyes new business partner. Instead, I'm stuck planning all the holiday parties with the one guy who makes me want to break my dating diet. Who thought that was a good idea? Oh, me. Yep, brilliant, strategic me who raised her hand and said yes I’d love to hang mistletoe with that hot former sports star. (Note to self: Mistletoe leads to toe-curling, knee-weakening kisses.) And I’d love to get snowed in with the one guy I shouldn’t fall for. (Addendum to the note to self: You know exactly where eight inches of snow leads to. Ahem, eight inches.) As long as I can make it through the holidays, I’ll be on my merry way, fa la la la la. But the holidays have a surprise for me. This special production also includes a behind-the-scenes conversation with Andi Arndt and Dan Bittner, a blooper reel, and an exclusive sneak preview of Asking for a Friend, starring Andi Arndt, Jason Clarke, Zachary Webber, and Erin Mallon!

©2019 Lauren Blakely Books (P)2019 Lauren Blakely Books

Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
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Dark of the West

7 ratings

Summary

"A novel of court intrigue and action-packed military adventure", Joanna Hathaway's Dark of the West is a breathtaking YA fantasy debut - first in the Glass Alliance series.  A pilot raised in revolution. A princess raised in a palace. A world on the brink of war.  Aurelia Isendare is a princess of a small kingdom in the North, raised in privilege but shielded from politics as her brother prepares to step up to the throne. Halfway around the world, Athan Dakar, the youngest son of a ruthless general, is a fighter pilot longing for a life away from the front lines. When Athan’s mother is shot and killed, his father is convinced it’s the work of his old rival, the queen of Etania - Aurelia’s mother. Determined to avenge his wife’s murder, he devises a plot to overthrow the queen, a plot that sends Athan undercover to Etania to gain intel from her children.  Athan’s mission becomes complicated when he finds himself falling for the girl he’s been tasked with spying upon. Aurelia feels the same attraction, all the while desperately seeking to stop the war threatening to break between the Southern territory and the old Northern kingdoms that control it - a war in which Athan’s father is determined to play a role.  As diplomatic ties manage to just barely hold, the two teens struggle to remain loyal to their families and each other as they learn that war is not as black-and-white as they’ve been raised to believe.  “Heart-pounding...will leave the reader wanting more.” (Number-one New York Times best-selling author Melissa de la Cruz)

©2018 Joanna Mumford (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
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Tomb of the Khan

8 ratings

Summary

The second book in an all-new series based on the hit Ubisoft video game franchise Assassin's Creed. Part historical fiction, part tie-in, this novel creates an all-new narrative fans will love. In Last Descendants, Owen and a group of other teens located the first piece of an ancient and powerful relic long considered a legend - the Trident of Eden. This piece was sought by the Brotherhood of Assassins and the Templar Order, but before either organization could take the piece, it was stolen by an unknown third party. The tenuous relationship between Owen and the teens fractured, with some taking sides with the Templars and others with the Assassins. Book two picks up weeks after the events of book one. There are still two pieces of the Trident of Eden to find, and both groups are determined to not repeat their mistakes. The next piece is said to have been buried with Mongol warlord Genghis Khan, whose tomb has never been found. Now the teens on either side of the conflict will have to go deep into simulations in war-torn Mongolian China in a race against time to discover the next piece and ensure their safety before the others.

©2017 Ubisoft Entertainment (P)2017 Scholastic Inc.

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
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Oliver

Summary

Oliver has always wanted to be a dancing elephant, but what will he do when he discovers the circus already has enough elephants? Beginning readers will laugh out loud as they follow Oliver's adventures and find out how this elephant of unique charm and talent finally achieves his dream.

©1960 Syd Hoff (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Syd Hoff
Length: 9 mins
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Splat the Cat

Summary

Splat the Cat is back in New York Times best-selling author-illustrator Rob Scotton's beginning listener Splat the Cat: Up in the Air at the Fair. In this Level 1 I Can Read book, Splat, Spike, and Plank can't wait to go to the fair. But when Kitten can't come, the friends are determined to bring her back the perfect gift. Beginning listeners will delight in Splat's hilarious attempts to find the perfect present.  Listeners won't even know they are learning as they have fun with the -air sound. Splat the Cat: Up in the Air at the Fair is a is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.  

©2014 Rob Scotton (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Rob Scotton
Length: 5 mins
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Black Tie

Summary

Abducted while on a business trip to Europe, Tallie Grant quickly realizes she’s a commodity to be sold - and there’s no way out. Determined not to surrender to the man who buys her, she’ll soon discover he’s not what he seems.   Mercenary Brett Wheeler has one task: infiltrate a human trafficking operation and get as much information as possible. But when Tallie takes her turn on the auction block, Brett risks his cover to free her - by bidding to win.   Someone watches from the shadows, determined to reclaim his thwarted prize. And when he does, Brett will need all his skills to find sweet Tallie again - before she’s gone forever. 

©2019 Lynn Raye Harris (P)2020 Lynn Raye Harris

Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
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Sinner

2 ratings

Summary

Sinner follows Cole St. Clair, a pivotal character from the number-one New York Times best-selling Shiver Trilogy. Everybody thinks they know Cole's story. Stardom. Addiction. Downfall. Disappearance. But only a few people know Cole's darkest secret - his ability to shift into a wolf. One of these people is Isabel. At one point, they may have even loved each other. But that feels like a lifetime ago. Now Cole is back. Back in the spotlight. Back in the danger zone. Back in Isabel's life. Can this sinner be saved?

©2014 Maggie Stiefvater (P)2014 Scholastic Inc.

Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
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Stanley

Summary

Syd Hoff's comical, charming story will delight listeners young and old alike in this beloved classic I Can Read about a caveman who's not afraid to be himself. This I Can Read story is an excellent choice to share during home schooling, in particular for children ages 5 to 7 who are ready to listen independently. It’s a fun way to keep your child engaged and as a supplement for activity books for children.  Stanley is no ordinary caveman. This makes the other cavemen so angry that they chase him away. But Stanley just goes on being different, and as the others soon see, different isn’t such a bad idea after all.  Stanley is a funny story with a timeless message. As Children's Book and Their Creators commented: "Humorously demonstrates how one noncomformist can make a tremendous difference to his society."  This Level 1 I Can Read classic by Syd Hoff, author of Danny and the Dinosaur, is perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. 

©1992 Syd Hoff (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Syd Hoff
Length: 7 mins
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Walking Disaster

24 ratings

Summary

How much is too much to love? Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder. In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. Just when he thought he was invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees. Every story has two sides. In Jamie McGuire's New York Times best seller Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it's time to see the story through Travis's eyes.

©2013 Jamie McGuire (P)2013 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
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See You in the Cosmos

17 ratings

Summary

A space-obsessed boy and his dog, Carl Sagan, take a journey toward family, love, hope, and awe in this funny and moving novel for fans of Counting by 7s and Walk Two Moons.  Eleven-year-old Alex Petroski loves space and rockets, his mom, his brother, and his dog, Carl Sagan - named for his hero, the real-life astronomer. All he wants is to launch his golden iPod into space the way Carl Sagan (the man, not the dog) launched his Golden Record on the Voyager spacecraft in 1977. From Colorado to New Mexico, Las Vegas to LA, Alex records a journey on his iPod to show other lifeforms what life on Earth, his Earth, is like. But his destination keeps changing. And the funny, lost, remarkable people he meets along the way can only partially prepare him for the secrets he'll uncover - from the truth about his long-dead dad to the fact that, for a kid with a troubled mom and a mostly not-around brother, he has way more family than he ever knew.  For fans of Wonder and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Jack Cheng's debut is full of joy, optimism, determination, and unbelievable heart. To listen to the first few minutes is to fall in love with Alex and his view of our big, beautiful, complicated world. To listen to the end is to know he and his story will stay with you a long, long time.  Read by Kivlighan de Montebello and a full cast, including Brittany Pressley (as Terra), Graham Halstead (as Steve), Michael Crouch (as Ronnie), and Jason Culp (as Zed). Additional narration provided by Therese Plummer, Susan Bennett, Dan Bittner, Pete Larkin, and Courtney Shaw.  2018 Audie Award Winner: Middle Grade Audible Best Kids Audiobook of 2017 - Finalist 2017 Booklist Editors' Choice: Audios for Youth 2018 ALSC Notable Children’s Recording 2018 YALSA Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults       "The premise of the book - a story told through audio recordings - is a natural fit for an audiobook, and the narrators hit it out of the park." (Booklist, starred review) "Kivlighan de Montebello's engaging young voice embodies 11-year-old Alex Petroski...an altogether captivating listening experience." (AudioFile Earphones Award)

©2017 Jack Cheng (P)2017 Listening Library

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The Case of the Cat's Meow

Summary

The four members of the Private Eyes Club - Skinny, Wizard, Snitch, and Tubby - solve the baffling case of the missing cat.

©1965 Crosby Bonsall (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Length: 12 mins
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The Knight

4 ratings

Summary

From legendary fantasy author Gene Wolfe comes The Knight, the first half of the Wizard Knight duology, now for the first time in audio.   A young man in his teens is transported from our world to a magical realm that contains seven levels of reality. Very quickly transformed by magic into a grown man of heroic proportions, he takes the name Able and sets out on a quest to find the sword that has been promised to him, a sword he will get from a dragon, the one very special blade that will help him fulfill his life ambition to become a knight and a true hero.   Inside, however, Able remains a boy, and he must grow in every sense to survive the dangers and delights that lie ahead in encounters with giants, elves, wizards, and dragons. His adventure will conclude in the second installment of The Wizard Knight, The Wizard.

©2004 Gene Wolfe (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Gene Wolfe
Length: 16 hrs and 6 mins
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Veracity

1 rating

Summary

A breathtaking near-future thriller from the New York Times best-selling author whose books have sold more than a million copies.  What if you developed a technology that made it impossible for anyone to lie? About anything. Would this save humanity from itself? Or would it tear society apart? And just how far would power players around the globe go to stop it?  Elias Gibson has invented a technology that will profoundly change the essence of human behavior. But will this lead to a glorious future, or to the collapse of civilization? Before Elias can answer this question, he finds himself battling for his very survival, and racing to uncover the identities and motives of the treacherous forces arrayed against him. As he fights to stay alive, he will be stunned by one extraordinary revelation after another.  But the biggest surprise is yet to come.... Veracity is a roller-coaster ride of a thriller, one that offers meticulously researched insights into both human nature and the future of the human race.

©2019 Douglas E. Richards (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
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Closer to Nowhere

Summary

Number one New York Times best-selling author Ellen Hopkins's poignant middle-grade novel in verse about coming to terms with indelible truths of family and belonging. For the most part, Hannah's life is just how she wants it. She has two supportive parents, she's popular at school, and she's been killing it at gymnastics. But when her cousin Cal moves in with her family, everything changes. Cal tells half-truths and tall tales, pranks Hannah constantly, and seems to be the reason her parents are fighting more and more. Nothing is how it used to be. She knows that Cal went through a lot after his mom died, and she is trying to be patient, but most days Hannah just wishes Cal never moved in. For his part, Cal is trying his hardest to fit in, but not everyone is as appreciative of his unique sense of humor and storytelling gifts as he is. Humor and stories might be his defense mechanism, but if Cal doesn't let his walls down soon, he might push away the very people who are trying their best to love him. Told in verse from the alternating perspectives of Hannah and Cal, this is a story of two cousins who are more alike than they realize and the family they both want to save.

©2020 Ellen Hopkins (P)2020 Listening Library

Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
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The Wizard

4 ratings

Summary

An epic narrative in two parts, Gene Wolfe's The Wizard Knight duology is in the rare company of those works which move past the surface of fantasy and drink from the wellspring of myth. Magic swords, dragons, giants, quests, love, honor, nobility - all the familiar features of fantasy come to fresh life in this masterful work.   The first half of the journey, The Knight, took a teenage boy from America into Mythgarthr, the middle realm of seven fantastic worlds. Above are the gods of Skai; below are the capricious Aelf, and more dangerous things still. Journeying throughout Mythgarthr, Able gains a new brother, an Aelf queen lover, a supernatural hound, and the desire to prove his honor and become the noble knight he always knew he would be.    Coming into Jotunland, home of the Frost Giants, Able - now Sir Able of the High Heart - claims the great sword Eterne from the dragon who has it. In reward, he is ushered into the castle of the Valfather, king of all the Gods of Skai.    Thus begins the second part of his quest. The Wizard begins with Able's return to Mythgathr on his steed Cloud, a great mare the color of her name. Able is filled with new knowledge of the ways of the seven-fold world and possessed of great magical secrets. His knighthood now beyond question, Able works to fulfill his vows to his king, his lover, his friends, his gods, and even his enemies. Able must set his world right, restoring the proper order among the denizens of all the seven worlds.    The Wizard is a charming, riveting, emotionally charged tale of wonders, written with all the beauty one would expect from a writer whom Damon Knight called "a national treasure." If you've never sampled the works of the man Michael Swanwick described as "the greatest writer in the English language alive today," the two parts of The Wizard Knight are the perfect place to start.

©2004 Gene Wolfe (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Gene Wolfe
Length: 19 hrs and 34 mins
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The Darkest Path

2 ratings

Summary

A civil war rages between the Glorious Path - a militant religion based on the teachings of a former US soldier - and what's left of the US government. Fifteen-year-old Callum Roe and his younger brother, James, were captured and forced to convert six years ago. Cal has been working in the Path's dog kennels, and is very close to becoming one of the Path's deadliest secret agents. Then Cal befriends a stray dog named Bear and kills a commander who wants to train him to be a vicious attack dog. This sends Cal and Bear on the run, and sets in motion a series of incredible events that will test Cal's loyalties and end in a fierce battle that the fate of the entire country rests on. USA TODAY best-selling author Jeff Hirsch once again creates a futuristic world with stunning, dramatic realism.

©2013 Jeff Hirsch (P)2013 Scholastic Inc.

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Jeff Hirsch
Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
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Love Songs & Other Lies

Summary

Sometimes the last note is just the beginning. Love Songs & Other Lies is the debut romance audiobook from Jessica Pennington that Katie McGarry calls "fun and full of heart with a hero who stole my heart!” It's summer romance and second chances, the songs that stay in your head, and the boy you'll never forget. Two years after rock-song-worthy heartbreak, Virginia Miller is looking forward to a fun, carefree summer. Her friends just landed a spot on a battling bands reality show, and Vee is joining them for her dream internship on tour. Three months with future rockstars seems like an epic summer plan. Until she learns she’ll also be sharing the bus with Cam. Her first love, and her first heartbreak. Now Vee has more than just cameras to dodge, and Cam’s determination to win her forgiveness is causing TMZ-worthy problems for both of them. With cameras rolling, she’ll have to decide if her favorite breakup anthem deserves a new ending. And if she’s brave enough to expose her own secrets to keep Cam’s under wraps. Breaking Vee’s heart was never Cam’s plan. All he wanted senior year was a new life, in a new town, uninterrupted by the tragedy he left behind. Then Vee swept him into a whirlwind of friendship, musical adventure, and a love he didn’t expect or want. Now, he has a second chance to make it right. But things get complicated when ratings-crazy producers, cameramen, and fans are involved. Can he rewrite their love song with the whole world watching?

©2017 Jessica Pennington (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
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Splat the Cat: Twice the Mice

Summary

Splat gets to meet Seymour's brother, Brice, in this fun-filled I Can Read book from New York Times best-selling author-artist Rob Scotton. Splat is thrilled when he finds out that Seymour's brother is coming to visit. Splat even stays up all night planning ways to impress his new friend. Although Splat's big surprise takes a calamitous turn, everyone ends up having even more fun than they expected! Beginning listeners will practice the "-ice" sound in this easy-to-read addition to the Splat series. Splat the Cat: Twice the Mice is a Level One I Can Read audiobook, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.

©2015 Rob Scotton (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Rob Scotton
Length: 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Splat the Cat: Back to School, Splat!

Summary

How can there be homework when it's only the first day of school? Splat must pick only one of all of his fun summer adventures to share with his classmates at show-and-tell. But in the end, Splat may find that the best part of his summer wasn't an adventure at all....

©2011 Rob Scotton (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Rob Scotton
Length: 3 mins
Available on Audible
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Splat the Cat: Fishy Tales

Summary

Splat the Cat and his class go on a field trip to the aquarium! Splat tries to impress Kitten with his excellent sea creature facts, but he might not know as much about underwater creatures as he first thought. Mrs. Wimpydimple reminds them to look, don't touch. But Splat finds himself making a great big - splat!

©2012 Rob Scotton (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Rob Scotton
Length: 3 mins
Available on Audible
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Splat the Cat and the Quick Chicks

Summary

Splat's class project is taking care of chicken eggs in this book from New York Times best-selling author-artist Rob Scotton. When Splat takes the eggs home overnight, they hatch, and the chicks run loose around his house! They pop up in the bathroom, hide inside his socks, and fall asleep in the paint box! Will Splat be able to round them all up?

©2015 Rob Scotton (P)2015 Harper Audio

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Rob Scotton
Length: 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Santa Cruz Noir

Summary

Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city. Following in the footsteps of Los Angeles Noir, San Francisco Noir, San Diego Noir, Orange County Noir, and Oakland Noir, this new volume further reveals the seedy underbelly of the Left Coast.  Brand-new stories by: Tommy Moore, Jessica Breheny, Naomi Hirahara, Calvin McMillin, Liza Monroy, Elizabeth McKenzie, Jill Wolfson, Ariel Gore, Jon Bailiff, Maceo Montoya, Micah Perks, Seana Graham, Vinnie Hansen, Peggy Townsend, Margaret Elysia Garcia, Lou Mathews, Lee Quarnstrom, Dillon Kaiser, Beth Lisick, and Wallace Baine.  From the introduction by Susie Bright:  Every town has its noir-ville. It's easy to find in Santa Cruz. We live in what’s called "paradise", where you can wake up in a pool of blood with the first pink rays of the sunrise peeking out over our mountain range. The dewy mist lifts from the bay. Don't hate us because we're beautiful - we were made that way, like Venus rising off the foam with a brick in her hand. We can't help it if you fall for it every time....  "If I lived in a place like this," visitors often say, "I'd wake up with a smile every day."  Oh, we do, thank you for that. There's no beauty like a merciless beauty - and like every crepuscular predator, she thrives at dawn and dusk. You're just the innocent we've been waiting for, with your big paper cone of sugar-shark cotton, whipped out of pure nothing. We have just the ride for you, the longest tunnel ever. Santa Cruz is everything you ever dreamed, and everything you ever screamed, in one long drop you'll never forget. Full cast of narrators includes: James Patrick Cronin, Richard Ferrone, Susie Bright, Beth Lisick, Liza Monroy, Bailey Carr, Florence Cuddihy, Dan Bittner, P. J. Ochlan, Jon Bailiff, Derek Stephen Prince, Eliza Foss, Almarie Guerra, Therese Plummer, Michael Crouch, Nick Sullivan, Allison Hiroto, and Thom Rivera.  

©2018 Akashic Books (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Splat the Cat: The Name of the Game

Summary

Splat the Cat's friends Spike and Plank are coming over to play games. Splat is excited to play with them...until everything starts to go wrong! First he trips and falls in Mouse, Mouse, Cat - and then he can't find a good hiding spot in hide-and-seek. Readers will delight as Splat finds a way to have fun in the end. The Name of the Game is a perfect story for kids just learning to read, with bright, vivid illustrations and an easy-to-follow text full of Splat's signature humor!

©2012 Rob Scotton (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Rob Scotton
Length: 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Grist Mill Road

5 ratings

Summary

The highly anticipated new audiobook from the author whose debut was called "the smart summer thriller you've been waiting for..." (NPR's All Things Considered) and was named a Book of the Year by NPR and an Entertainment Weekly Must-List Pick  Christopher J. Yates' cult hit Black Chalk introduced that rare writerly talent: a literary author who could create a plot with the intricacy of a brilliant mental puzzle and with characters so absorbing that listeners are immediately gripped. Yates' new audiobook does not disappoint.  Grist Mill Road is a dark, twisted, and expertly plotted Rashomon-style tale. The year is 1982; the setting an Edenic hamlet some 90 miles north of New York City. There, among the craggy rock cliffs and glacial ponds of timeworn mountains, three friends - Patrick, Matthew, and Hannah - are bound together by a terrible and seemingly senseless crime. Twenty-six years later, in New York City, living lives their younger selves never could have predicted, the three meet again - with even more devastating results. 

©2017 Christopher J. Yates (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
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Coming Home

9 ratings

Summary

Salchar and the Free Fleet are tired, low on resources, man power and ships that should actually be flying. Yet they have a mandate, free those that are being oppressed.  Sarenmenti, Humans, Kuruvians, Chaleelians, and the genetic creations of the AI called the Planner, Avarians, band together under the banner of the Free Fleet to go to the fleet’s birthplace - Earth. Life is nothing but a battle for a survival, and Salchar is going to have to use all of his skills to keep his people alive.  The galaxy has a few surprises to throw his way, as well as some politicians up to their own games. Salchar is going to wish for battles instead of dealing with the twisted minds of politicians and a people that think they are still the center of the universe.

©2015 Michael Chatfield Publications Inc. (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
Available on Audible
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Fate of the Gods

6 ratings

Summary

Owen, Javier, and the rest of the Last Descendants teens uncover their destiny in this epic third book in the trilogy based on the hit Ubisoft video game. The stunning conclusion to the Last Descendants Trilogy! Only one piece of the Trident of Eden remains - Isaiah, a rogue Templar agent, has discovered both the faith prong and the fear prong of this powerful relic. Should he possess the devotion prong, there is little that can stop him. For the time being, Owen and his fellow teens have established an uneasy alliance across Assassin and Templar lines in order to stop Isaiah while they still can. Over a thousand years earlier, Styrbjorn the Strong, a Danish warrior, leads the Jomsvikings against the Danish king, Harald Bluetooth. It is on those Viking battlefields that the secrets of the devotion prong lie. It is there that the fate of the world, the truth behind the teens' collective unconsciousness, and their ancestral links to one another lie. History has already been written. The rest is up to Owen, Javier, and the other members of their unlikely alliance. The actions they take will change the world of Assassin's Creed forever.

©2018 Ubisoft Entertainment (P)2018 Scholastic Inc.

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
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Allergic

Summary

At home, Maggie is the odd one out. Her parents are preoccupied with the new baby they're expecting, and her younger brothers are twins and always in their own world. Maggie thinks a new puppy is the answer, but when she goes to select one on her birthday, she breaks out in hives and rashes. She's severely allergic to anything with fur!  Can Maggie outsmart her allergies and find the perfect pet? Megan Wagner Lloyd draws on her own childhood to tell a heartfelt story of family, friendship, and finding a place to belong.

©2021 Megan Wagner Lloyd (P)2021 Scholastic Inc.

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Splat the Cat: Blow, Snow, Blow

Summary

Join Splat the Cat in his excitement for snow in New York Times best-selling author and artist Rob Scotton’s beginning listener. Splat the Cat can’t wait for it to snow. All he wants to do is make a snowcat and throw snowballs! When he can’t wait any longer, Splat decides to take matters into his own paws.  Splat the Cat: Blow, Snow, Blow is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. Beginning listeners will delight at Splat’s hilarious attempts to make snow. Listeners won’t even know they are learning as the have fun with the long o sound.  

©2013 Rob Scotton (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Rob Scotton
Length: 4 mins
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Santa Fe Noir

Summary

Santa Fe joins Phoenix as a riveting Southwest US installment in the Akashic Noir series.  "There is a real charm to the local specificity of Santa Fe Noir, and it's a pleasure to discover how different imaginations can channel the chiaroscuro energy of well-known places." (Santa Fe Reporter)  "Because each story is identified by the neighborhood or specific location in which it takes place, Santa Fe Noir is a veritable road map of the city and surrounding area. It stretches from El Dorado to the Southside, Casa Solana and Cerrillos Road to the Santa Fe National Forest. The protagonists of the stories are psychotherapists, vagrants, teenagers, and gig workers. They drink and smoke. They drop acid and have sex. And more than a few are guilty of murder (or at least of justifiable homicide)." (Pasatiempo)  "If you picture Santa Fe, New Mexico, only as a sunny, vibrant, colorful Southwest arts mecca, this anthology will shred that image with feral claws." (Roundup Magazine)  Brand-new stories by: Ana Castillo, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Byron F. Aspaas, Barbara Robidoux, Elizabeth Lee, Ana June, Israel Francisco Haros Lopez, Ariel Gore, Darryl Lorenzo Wellington, Candace Walsh, Hida Viloria, Cornelia Read, Miriam Sagan, James Reich, Kevin Atkinson, Katie Johnson, and Tomas Moniz. From the introduction by Ariel Gore: The stories in this collection reflect a fundamental truth about this city: history depends on who's telling it. Too often the story of Santa Fe has been told only by the conquerors and the tourism PR firms. In Santa Fe Noir, you will hear the voices of the others: locals and Native people, unemployed veterans and queer transplants, the homeless and the paroled-to-here. When I asked the contributors you'll hear if they had a Santa Fe story to tell, they invariably shrugged and said something to the effect of, "Oh, I've got a story all right. But it might not fit the image of Santa Fe you're looking for". I said, "Try me". They came back with the stories that never make the glossy tour brochures: the working class and the underground, the decolonized and the ever-haunted; the Santa Fe only we know.... Conquered and reconquered, colonized and commodified, Santa Fe understands - from historical genocide to the murders of family members - the intimacy of violence.

©2020 Akashic Books (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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Splat the Cat and the Hotshot

Summary

Splat goes on a Cat Scouts trip in this hilarious I Can Read book from New York Times best-selling author-artist Rob Scotton. Splat can hardly wait to put on his uniform, tie knots, and build a fire. But when a new member of the group does everything just a bit better than everyone else, Splat wishes he could have a chance to shine. Thanks to some sticky mud, he might get to show what a great outdoors-cat he really is! Young listeners will practice the -ot sound in this addition to the Splat series. Splat the Cat and the Hotshot is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. 

©2015 Rob Scotton (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Rob Scotton
Length: 6 mins
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Scaredy-Cat, Splat!

Summary

It's Halloween, and Splat is determined to be the scariest cat in the class. Unfortunately he's just too much of a scaredy-cat. He's afraid of a little spider, and everyone says his costume looks more silly than scary. And when Mrs. Wimpydimple tells a ghost story in the dark, Splat gets so frightened that he tips over his jack-o'-lantern. But when the lights go back on, the entire class is scared silly by a small, black, furry creature with a big pumpkin head. Whooooo can it be?

©2010 Rob Scotton (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Rob Scotton
Length: 6 mins
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The Year of Billy Miller

1 rating

Summary

Things to know about Billy Miller: He's worried about second grade He thinks bats are cool His little sister is annoying He had a spectacular accident this summer He doesn't like poetry much His dad makes really good cookies Ned is his best friend His mom likes rainy days He thinks Emma Sparks is a pain He can run really fast This is his year

©2013 Kevin Henkes (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Kevin Henkes
Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
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Faking It

2 ratings

Summary

Mackenzie "Max" Miller has a problem. Her parents have arrived in town for a surprise visit, and if they see her dyed hair, tattoos, and piercings, they just might disown her. Even worse, they're expecting to meet a nice wholesome boyfriend, not a guy named Mace who has a neck tattoo and plays in a band. All her lies are about to come crashing down around her, but then she meets Cade. Cade moved to Philadelphia to act and to leave his problems behind in Texas. So far though, he's kept the problems and had very little opportunity to take the stage. When Max approaches him in a coffee shop with a crazy request to pretend to be her boyfriend, he agrees to play the part. But when Cade plays the role a little too well, they're forced to keep the ruse going. And the more they fake the relationship, the more real it begins to feel.

©2013 Cora Carmack (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers

Author: Cora Carmack
Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
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Splat the Cat: A Whale of a Tale

Summary

Splat the Cat is off for a day at the beach in this I Can Read book from New York Times best-selling author-artist Rob Scotton. Splat is excited because his grandfather told Splat that you can hear the sea if you put a seashell up to your ear. Splat is determined to discover a shell like that to bring back for his grandfather. But as hard as he looks on the beach, all he can find is broken shells. Until he gets some help from a new friend - a whale. Splat the Cat: A Whale of a Tale is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for kids who are beginning to sound out words and sentences.

©2013 Rob Scotton (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Rob Scotton
Length: 5 mins
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People in Hell Want Ice Water

Summary

In "People in Hell Want Ice Water" - an eerie and suspenseful short story about connection, trust, and self-preservation - a random hookup amidst the COVID-19 pandemic brings two lonely people together when they need it most. Colin is an immunocompromised software engineer living alone in Los Angeles when he meets Martha on an early morning walk. She’s irreverent and mysterious, and although Colin knows better than to invite a stranger into his house, it’s been over 40 days since he’s been touched, and he can’t resist the temptation. This decision upends his quiet and regimented life: Martha cooks them elaborate meals and uncorks bottle after bottle of wine until they stumble to bed drunk every night. Within days she’s moved in. As their relationship evolves, doubts creep in. Colin and Martha realize just how little they know about one another, and the secrets they each keep begin to come to light.  Acclaimed author Edan Lepucki packs all the drama and intrigue of her breakout novels California and Woman No. 17 into this one-sitting listen.  Please note this Original contains adult content and language. 

©2020 Edan Lepucki (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Edan Lepucki
Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
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Trespassers

Summary

Gabby Woods loves a mystery, but is breaking into an abandoned lake house going too far to uncover the truth?  Thirteen-year-old Gabby Woods is looking forward to another summer vacation at her family’s lake house, even though she would rather bury herself in a mystery novel than make new friends. But soon Gabby befriends Paige, a snarky kid from Chicago, and they get caught up in a local mystery: the sudden disappearance of a glamorous couple and the extravagant lake house they left behind.  To gather clues about the missing couple, Paige coaxes Gabby into trespassing, even though she knows it’s wrong. Yet, each sneaky visit to the abandoned lake house uncovers new mysteries. With suspicions mounting about foul play, Gabby must decide what she’s willing to risk to uncover the truth, or if solving this mystery - and keeping her friendship with Paige - are more trouble than they’re worth.

©2020 Breena Bard (P)2020 Scholastic Inc.

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Splat the Cat with a Bang and a Clang

Summary

Splat's friends are having a band rehearsal for their rock band, the Cat Gang. They want Splat to play with them, too! But what will he play?

©2013 Rob Scotton (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Rob Scotton
Length: 6 mins
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The Enigma Cube

1 rating

Summary

A riveting near-future thriller. Brilliant, surprising, and unforgettable. From the NY Times best-selling author whose books have sold over a million copies. "Richards is an extraordinary writer" (Dean Koontz) who can "keep you turning the pages all night long." (Douglas Preston)  An alien object with breathtaking capabilities. And a life-and-death struggle for the future of humanity.  Dr. Kelly Connolly is part of a top-secret team studying the most important find in human history - the Enigma Cube, an alien artifact of incomprehensible power. A cube whose technology can catapult civilization to dizzying heights - or destroy it entirely.  After years of failed attempts to unlock the cube's secrets, all hell suddenly breaks loose. Kelly and a black-ops commando, Justin Boyd, are soon fighting against all odds to stay alive, and to keep the cube out of enemy hands.  As the situation quickly goes from bad to worse, Kelly discovers that the cube is far more dangerous than even she had imagined. And that her actions could lead to nightmarish changes to the nature of reality itself.   The Enigma Cube is a masterful thriller. One crammed with breakneck action, unexpected twists, mind-blowing science, and ethical dilemmas listeners will be contemplating long after they've listened to the last minute.  "Richards is a worthy successor to Michael Crichton." (SF Book dot com)  

©2020 Douglas E. Richards (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
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Minecraft Dungeons: The Rise of the Arch-Illager

8 ratings

Summary

Learn the tragic origins of the wicked Arch-Illager in this official Minecraft novel, a prequel to Minecraft Dungeons! Brave heroes have banded together to take a perilous journey through the war-torn Overworld to defeat the Arch-Illager and his formidable army. But how did that army come to be? And just where did the Arch-Illager come from?  The terrible truth behind the Arch-Illager is that he never asked for ultimate power. Known as Archie, this little Illager is bullied by his fellow Illagers and mistrusted by fearful Villagers. Archie only ever wanted a place to call home, but he finds himself shunned by all. As he wanders through deep forests and up craggy mountains, he stumbles upon a dark cavern - with a sinister secret waiting inside.  Archie discovers an object that whispers to him promises of power: the Orb of Dominance. With it, Archie realizes he can wield incredible magic and reshape a world that turned its back on him. All he needs to do is exactly what it tells him.... After all, it’s called the Orb of Dominance for a reason, right? But is it named for the way Archie uses it - or is it using him?

©2020 Matt Forbeck (P)2020 Random House Audio

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Matt Forbeck
Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
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All Lined Up

2 ratings

Summary

Dallas Cole loathes football. That's what happens when you spend your whole childhood coming in second to a sport. College is her time to step out of the bleachers and put the playing field (and the players) in her past. But life doesn't always go as planned. As if going to the same college as her football-star ex wasn't bad enough, her father, a phenom in Texas's world of high school coaching, has decided to make the jump to college ball…as the new head coach at Rusk University. Dallas finds herself in the shadows of her father and football all over again. Carson McClain is determined to go from second-string quarterback to the starting lineup. He needs the scholarship and the future that football provides. But when a beautiful redhead literally falls into his life, his focus is more than tested. It's obliterated. Dallas doesn't know Carson is on the team. Carson doesn't know that Dallas is his new coach's daughter. And neither of them knows how to walk away from the attraction they feel.

©2014 Cora Carmack (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers

Author: Cora Carmack
Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
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Splat the Cat Takes the Cake

Summary

Splat's messy adventures will delight beginning listeners in this I Can Read book from New York Times best-selling author-artist Rob Scotton. Splat loves watching his favorite superhero, Super Cat, on the family TV, but when the set breaks, Splat has no way to watch his cherished cartoon. Splat asks himself, "What would Super Cat do?" and decides to save the day by winning a brand-new TV.  The only problem is that winning the TV requires Splat to enter a cake-baking contest....which turns out to be a little trickier and stickier than expected. Beginning readers will love this hilarious easy-to-read addition to the Splat series that features the -ake sound.  Splat the Cat Takes the Cake is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.  

©2012 Rob Scotton (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Rob Scotton
Length: 5 mins
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Splat the Cat Makes Dad Glad

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When Dad's team loses a soccer game, Splat the Cat decides to cheer up his dad by entering them into a father-son three-legged race at the Cat School Game Day. When the race doesn't go the way Splat hopes, will he still succeed in making his dad glad again? Beginning listeners will love this hilarious addition to the Splat series that features the "-ad" sound!

©2014 Rob Scotton (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Rob Scotton
Length: 7 mins
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The Female of the Species

6 ratings

Summary

Edgar Award-winning author Mindy McGinnis delivers a dark and riveting contemporary YA novel that blends the unflinching honesty of Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak with the relentless pacing and alternating perspectives of Gone Girl. A stunning, unforgettable listen. Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she doesn't feel bad about it. Three years ago, when her older sister, Anna, was murdered and the killer walked free, Alex uncaged the language she knows best - the language of violence. While her own crime goes unpunished, Alex knows she can't be trusted among other people. Not with Jack, the star athlete who wants to really know her but still feels guilty over the role he played the night Anna's body was discovered. And not with Peekay, the preacher's kid with a defiant streak who befriends Alex while they volunteer at an animal shelter. Not anyone. As their senior year unfolds, Alex's darker nature breaks out, setting these three teens on a collision course that will change their lives forever.

©2016 Mindy McGinnis (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
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Storm from the East

2 ratings

Summary

Part war drama, part romance, Storm from the East is the second installment in Joanna Hathaway's epic Glass Alliance series War has begun, and the days of Athan’s and Aurelia's secret, summer romance feel a world away. Led by Athan's father, the revolutionary Safire have launched a secret assault upon the last royal kingdom in the South, hoping to depose the king and seize a powerful foothold on the continent. Athan proves a star pilot among their ranks, struggling to justify the violence his family has unleashed as he fights his way to the capital - where, unbeknownst to him, Aurelia has lived since the war's onset. Determined to save the kingdom Athan has been ordered to destroy, she partners with a local journalist to inflame anti-Safire sentiment, all while learning this conflict might be far darker and more complex than she ever imagined. When the two reunite at last, Athan longing to shake the nightmare of combat and Aurelia reeling from the discovery of a long-buried family truth come to light, they'll find the shadow of war stretches well beyond the battlefield. Each of them longs to rekindle the love they once shared...but each has a secret they’re desperate to hide. A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Teen 

©2020 Joanna Hathaway (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
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We Came Here to Shine

2 ratings

Summary

Set at the iconic 1939 New York World’s Fair, Susie Orman Schnall's We Came Here to Shine is historical fiction featuring two bold and ambitious women who navigate a world of possibility and find out what they're truly made of during a glorious summer of spectacle and potential. “An ode to female friendship that pulses with momentum and left me breathless.” (Fiona Davis, national best-selling author of The Chelsea Girls) “A remarkable novel about the challenges women face and the courage they must summon in order to lead the lives they deserve." (Lynda Cohen Loigman, author of The Two-Family House) Gorgeous Vivi is the star of the Aquacade synchronized swimming spectacular, and plucky Max is a journalist for the fair's daily paper. Both are striving to make their way in a world where men try to control their actions and where secrets are closely kept. But when Vivi and Max become friends and their personal and professional prospects are put in jeopardy, they team up to help each other succeed and to realize their dreams during the most meaningful summer of their lives. We Came Here to Shine is a story of ambition, friendship, and persistence with a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the extraordinary NY World's Fair.  A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Griffin

©2020 Susie Orman Schnall (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

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Splat the Cat: The Rain Is a Pain

Summary

Splat can't wait to try out his brand-new roller skates! But when it starts to rain, will Splat's fun day be ruined? Beginning readers will love the wordplay in this Splat story.

©2012 Rob Scotton (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Rob Scotton
Length: 5 mins
Available on Audible
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The Gathering

3 ratings

Summary

Multiplatform takes on horror with a trilogy that brings Miss Peregrine to middle grade with an online Skeleton Creek twist! Come play with us.... Buildings have memories. Places bear scars. We've all had those moments - a chill in the air, a sense that something terrible once happened where we stand. But some houses are more than scary. They're hungry. Larkspur House has lured five kids inside, and they're trapped. The five will have to look carefully - there are clues to the house's secrets scattered all over the grounds, and if they can figure out the past, it might show them a way out of their terrifying present. Will they stay strong enough to discover the house's weakness and escape? Or will the horrors of Larkspur House scare the five right out of their minds?

©2016 Dan Poblocki (P)2016 Scholastic Inc.

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Dan Poblocki
Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
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Bone Gap

1 rating

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Bone Gap is the story of Roza, a beautiful girl who is taken from a quiet Midwestern town and imprisoned by a mysterious man, and Finn, the only witness, who cannot forgive himself for being unable to identify her kidnapper. As we follow them through their melancholy pasts, their terrifying presents, and their uncertain futures, acclaimed author Laura Ruby weaves a heartbreaking tale of love and loss, magic and mystery, regret and forgiveness - a story about how the face the world sees is never the sum of who we are.

©2015 Laura Ruby (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Laura Ruby
Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
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War's Reward

4 ratings

Summary

The Second Kalu War rages across known space. The newly formed Union undergoes its first baptism, the baptism of war. The Free Fleet is barely holding the line against the Kalu. Salchar and the other commanders of the Free Fleet have one goal: survive. As war rages, politics and power brokering are at work behind the scenes in the Union. Even if the Free Fleet survives the war, will they survive its aftermath?

©2016 Michael Chatfield Publications Inc. (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Welcome to Night Vale

85 ratings

Summary

Performed by Welcome to Night Vale podcast narrator Cecil Baldwin and special guests Dylan Marron, Retta, Thérèse Plummer, and Dan Bittner, with music by Disparition. From the creators of the wildly popular Welcome to Night Vale podcast comes an imaginative mystery of appearances and disappearances that is also a poignant look at the ways in which we all struggle to find ourselves...no matter where we live. "Hypnotic and darkly funny.... Belongs to a particular strain of American gothic that encompasses The Twilight Zone, Stephen King and Twin Peaks, with a bit of Tremors thrown in." (The Guardian) Located in a nameless desert somewhere in the great American Southwest, Night Vale is a small town where ghosts, angels, aliens, and government conspiracies are all commonplace parts of everyday life. It is here that the lives of two women, with two mysteries, will converge. Nineteen-year-old Night Vale pawn shop owner Jackie Fierro is given a paper marked "KING CITY" by a mysterious man in a tan jacket holding a deerskin suitcase. Everything about him and his paper unsettles her, especially the fact that she can't seem to get the paper to leave her hand and that no one who meets this man can remember anything about him. Jackie is determined to uncover the mystery of King City and the man in the tan jacket before she herself unravels. Night Vale PTA treasurer Diane Crayton's son, Josh, is moody and also a shape-shifter. And lately Diane's started to see her son's father everywhere she goes, looking the same as the day he left years earlier, when they were both teenagers. Josh, looking different every time Diane sees him, shows a stronger and stronger interest in his estranged father, leading to a disaster Diane can see coming, even as she is helpless to prevent it. Diane's search to reconnect with her son and Jackie's search for her former routine life collide as they find themselves coming back to two words: "KING CITY". It is King City that holds the key to both of their mysteries, and their futures...if they can ever find it.

©2015 Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

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The Eleventh Plague

3 ratings

Summary

In the aftermath of a war, America’s landscape has been ravaged and two-thirds of the population left dead from influenza. Fifteen-year-old Stephen Quinn and his family were among the few that survived. But when Stephen’s grandfather dies and his father falls into a coma, Stephen finds his way to Settler’s Landing, a community that seems too good to be true. There he meets strong, defiant, mischievous Jenny. When they play a prank on the town bully’s family that goes horribly wrong, they find themselves in the midst of a battle that will change Settler’s Landing forever.

©2011 Jeff Hirsch (P)2011 Scholastic Audio

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Jeff Hirsch
Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
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Who Put This Song On?

1 rating

Summary

"Unflinchingly irreverent, laugh-out-loud funny, and heartbreakingly honest." (Elizabeth Acevedo, National Book Award winner and New York Times best-selling author of The Poet X)  In the vein of powerful stories like The Hate U Give and The Poet X comes poet Morgan Parker's pitch-perfect novel about a black teenage girl searching for her identity when the world around her views her depression as a lack of faith and blackness as something to be politely ignored.  Trapped in sunny, stifling, small-town suburbia, 17-year-old Morgan knows why she's in therapy. She can't count the number of times she's been the only non-white person at the sleepover, been teased for her "weird" outfits, and been told she's not "really" black. Also, she's spent most of her summer crying in bed. So there's that, too.  Lately, it feels like the whole world is listening to the same terrible track on repeat - and it's telling them how to feel, who to vote for, what to believe. Morgan wonders, when can she turn this song off and begin living for herself?  Loosely based on her own teenage life and diaries, this incredible debut by award-winning poet Morgan Parker will make listeners stand up and cheer for a girl brave enough to live life on her own terms - and for themselves. "Morgan Parker put THIS song on - and I hope it never turns off." (Nic Stone, New York Times best-selling author of Dear Martin and Odd One Out) “A triumphant first impression in the YA space.” (Entertainment Weekly) “An incredibly heartfelt, deep story about a girl's coming of age.” (Refinery29)

©2019 Morgan Parker (P)2019 Listening Library

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The Case of the Double Cross

Summary

Wizard's Private Eyes don't want any girls in their clubhouse. But a funny little man double-crosses the boys with a message in code. Then Marigold and her girlfriends get to show just how much the private eyes really need them.

©1980 Crosby Bonsall (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Length: 10 mins
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Splat the Cat and the Duck with No Quack

Summary

Clickity clack, clickity clack... Splat's bicycle bumps and jumps over the bumpy track on his way to school, until... crack! Splat takes a tumble off of his bike and finds himself nose to beak with a duck. A crash of this caliber should certainly merit some alarm from this duck, but Splat hears no sound. A duck with no quack? Splat thinks that his teacher, Mrs. Wimpydimple, will know what to do, so Splat packs the duck in his backpack along with his school supplies and heads off to Cat School. Join Splat in this hilarious story that is sure to quack up beginning readers.

©2011 Rob Scotton (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Rob Scotton
Length: 5 mins
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Splat the Cat

Summary

It's Splat's first day of school and he's worried. What if he doesn't make any new friends? Just in case, Splat decides to bring along his pet mouse, Seymour, and hides him in his lunchbox. The teacher, Mrs. Wimpydimple, introduces Splat to the class and he soon starts learning all his important cat lessons. But when Seymour escapes and the cats do what cats do (they chase mice!), Splat's worried again. Maybe now he'll lose all his friends, old and new! Just in time, wise Mrs. Wimpydimple takes charge and teaches everyone an important new lesson. Maybe Cat School is going to be okay after all!

©2008 Rob Scotton (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Rob Scotton
Length: 4 mins
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Spell Robbers

Summary

A magical crime saga filled with marvelous thrills and extraordinary adventure, from critically acclaimed author Matthew J. Kirby. After Ben Warner is recruited to join a "science camp" led by the eccentric quantum physicist Dr. Madeleine Hughes, he quickly realizes it's no regular science camp. Along with his new friend, Peter, Ben discovers the secret, powerful art of Actuation--the ability to change reality by simply imagining it differently. When a mysterious group of men invade Dr. Hughes's laboratory, abducting her and stealing her precious equipment, Ben and Peter are suddenly caught up in a turf war between dangerous actuators desperate for Dr. Hughes's innovative technology. And as Ben and Peter are pulled into a perilous, hidden world full of impossibilities now made possible, will their combined powers be enough to save Dr. Hughes and vanquish their enemies before it's too late? From Edgar Award-winning author Matthew J. Kirby comes a fast-paced, boldly imagined tale of friendship, deadly adventure, and the infinite power of imagination.

©2014 Matthew J. Kirby (P)2014 Scholastic Inc.

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
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Early Work

Summary

Andrew Martin’s serio-comic debut audiobook, Early Work, follows an aspirational author desperately seeking his muse in all the wrong places - only to find it in an adventurous woman with a unique perspective on life and love.  For young writers of a certain temperament - if they haven’t had such notions beaten out of them by MFA programs and the Internet - the delusion persists that great writing must be sought in what W. B. Yeats once called the “foul rag and bone shop of the heart.” That’s where Peter Cunningham has been looking for inspiration for his novel - that is, when he isn’t teaching at the local women’s prison, walking his dog, getting high, and wondering whether it’s time to tie the knot with his college girlfriend, a medical student whose night shifts have become a standing rebuke to his own lack of direction.  When Peter meets Leslie, a sexual adventurer taking a break from her fiancé, he gets a glimpse of what he wishes and imagines himself to be: a writer of talent and nerve. Her rag-and-bone shop may be as squalid as his own, but at least she knows her way around the shelves. Over the course of a Virginia summer, their charged, increasingly intimate friendship opens the door to difficult questions about love and literary ambition.  With keen irony and a wide romantic streak, Andrew Martin’s Early Work marks the debut of a writer as funny and attentive as any of his generation.

©2018 Andrew Martin (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
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Hero

Summary

The number-one New York Times-best-selling author writes about a different kind of champion. Fourteen-year-old Billy Harriman can feel the changes. The sharpening of his senses. The incredible strength. The speed, as though he can text-message himself across miles. The confidence and the strange need to patrol Central Park at night. His dad had been a hero, a savior to America and a confidante of the president. Then he died, and the changes began in Billy. What Billy never knew was that his father was no ordinary man - he was a superhero, battling the world's evil. This is a battle that has been waged for generations and that knows no boundaries. And now it's Billy's turn to take on the fight. It's Billy's turn to become a hero.

©2010 Mike Lupica (P)2010 Penguin

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Mike Lupica
Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
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In Harm's Way

Summary

A thrilling true survival story that follows one of America's most beloved presidents, John F. Kennedy, as he fought to save his crew after a deadly shipwreck in the Pacific during World War II. In September 1941, young Jack Kennedy was appointed an Ensign in the US Naval Reserve. After completing training and eager to serve, he volunteered for combat duty in the Pacific and was appointed commander of PT 109.  On August 2, 1943, Kennedy's PT 109 and two others were on a night mission to ambush an enemy supply convoy when they were surprised by a massive Japanese destroyer. The unsuspecting Americans had only seconds to react as the Japanese captain turned his ship to ram directly into Kennedy's. PT 109 was cut in half by the collision, killing two of Kennedy's 12 crewmen and wounding several others in the explosion. In Harm's Way tells the gripping story of what happened next as JFK fought to save his surviving crew members who found themselves adrift in enemy waters.

©2018 Iain Martin (P)2018 Scholastic Inc.

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Iain Martin
Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
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Splat the Cat Audio Collection

Summary

Join Splat in his outrageously funny and endearing adventures: from his first day at school, to Valentine's Day, to going camping with his rival, Spike. All that and more can be found in this delightful audio collection! Included in this collection are: Splat the Cat Love, Splat Merry Christmas, Splat Scaredy-Cat Splat! Splat the Cat: Splat the Cat Sings Flat Splish, Splash, Splat Splat the Cat: Good Night, Sleep Tight Splat the Cat: Back to School Splat!

©2011 Rob Scotton (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Rob Scotton
Length: 46 mins
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Splat the Cat: Good Night, Sleep Tight

Summary

Join Splat the Cat in this easy-to-follow story about an unlikely friendship from New York Times best-selling author and artist Rob Scotton. Splat is really excited about going camping - until his mom tells him she has invited his rival, Spike. Will Spike ruin Splat's trip? Or maybe Splat will learn that his worst enemy isn't so different from him after all.... Splat the Cat: Good Night, Sleep Tight is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. Beginning listeners will love this hilarious addition to the Splat series that features the long -i sound. 

©2011 Rob Scotton (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Rob Scotton
Length: 4 mins
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The Spacedog Cometh

1 rating

Summary

"Applaud for KLAWDE. Two paws up!" (Dav Pilkey, creator of the Dog Man series) "Funny, savage, and brilliant, Klawde is the pet I wish I had." (Max Brallier, New York Times best-selling author of The Last Kids on Earth) Klawde is not your basic cat. He's an emperor from another planet, exiled to Earth. He's cruel. He's cunning. He's brilliant...and he's also Raj Banerjee's best friend. In book three of this hysterical series, Klawde faces a challenger he never imagined: a dog, who has arrived on Earth to settle the intergalactic score. He's hyper, he's loyal, he's an all-around-good boy, and he's here to bring Klawde to justice. Can our ferocious feline evade the long paw of the law? Raj, on the other hand, is faced with his own out-of-town visitor who, although from Earth, may prove to be even more formidable: his grandmother. When she plans a birthday party Raj doesn't want, will he survive the embarrassment? With a hilarious, biting voice that switches between Raj's and Klawde's perspectives, this is the story of an unlikely friendship that emerges between a boy and the evil cat who arrived on his doorstep.

©2019 Johnny Marciano and Emily Chenoweth (P)2019 Listening Library

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Overnight Service

5 ratings

Summary

A brand-new full-cast production of a stand-alone romance from number one New York Times best-selling author Lauren Blakely, performed by a cast of 10 all-star narrators - Jason Clarke, Emma Wilder, Andi Arndt, Shane East, Erin Mallon, Teddy Hamilton, Vikas Adam, Dan Bittner, Lili Valente, and Dion Graham. Top three reasons why sleeping with the enemy is a bad idea.... She's my fiercest rival. She's also my fiery ex. We're going up against each other in a stiff competition to win the hottest new client on the market. And yet, I'd like to be up against the wall in a stiff competition to get her to call out my name. Time to double down on my resistance to her tough-as-nails, take-no-prisoners, sexy-as-sin attitude. The same attitude I find irresistible. That's a big problem, because in this race to nab the client, I run into Haven in the hotel, on the beach, in the guest quarters late at night. Hate sex would be a terrible idea. Except it's the complete opposite, and now we can't keep our hands off each other. Trouble is, I'm not so sure it's hate I'm feeling anymore. And that's the biggest reason sleeping with the enemy you're falling for is a bad idea - my job literally depends on never letting her into my heart.

©2019 Lauren Blakely (P)2019 Lauren Blakely Books

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Her Daughter's Mother

3 ratings

Summary

She befriended the one woman she was never supposed to meet. Now she's the key suspect in her disappearance. For fans of The Perfect Mother and The Wife Between Us comes a gripping psychological suspense debut about two strangers, one incredible connection, and the steep price of obsession. Lana Stone has never considered herself a stalker - until the night she impulsively follows a familiar face through the streets of New York's Upper West Side. Her target? The "anonymous" egg donor she'd selected through an agency, the one who's making motherhood possible for her. Hungry to learn more about her, Lana plans only to watch her from a distance. But when circumstances bring them face-to-face, an unexpected friendship is born. Katya, a student at Columbia, is the yin to Lana's yang, an impulsive free spirit who lives life at the edge. And for pragmatic Lana, she's a breath of fresh air and a welcome distraction from her painful breakup with her baby's father. Then, just as suddenly as Katya entered Lana's life, she disappears--and Lana might have been the last person to see her before she went missing. Determined to find out what became of the woman to whom she owes so much, Lana digs into Katya's past, even as the police grow suspicious of her motives. But she's unprepared for the secrets she unearths, and their power to change everything she thought she knew about those she loves best....

©2019 Daniela Petrova (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
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Last Girls

Summary

Demetra Brodsky's Last Girls is a twisting, suspenseful YA thriller about sisterhood, survival, and family secrets set in the world of doomsday prepping No one knows how the world will end. On a secret compound in the Washington wilderness, Honey Juniper and her sisters are training to hunt, homestead, and protect their own. Prepare for every situation. But when danger strikes from within, putting her sisters at risk, training becomes real life, and only one thing is certain: Nowhere is safe.  A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Teen

©2020 Demetra Brodsky (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Renaissance

Summary

New Caelum is virus-free, and its citizens are eager to venture outside for the first time in nearly seven years. But when an outsider shows up with a near-fatal dog bite along with a harsh message from Governor Jackson, it becomes clear: the elite people of New Caelum are not welcome outside the gates of New Caelum and new dangers lurk in the outside world. With Cricket suffering nightmares over past battles and West discovering a dark secret his mother kept well hidden from him - a secret that threatens to tear Cricket and West apart forever, Cricket and West leave the city in search of a place for the people of New Caelum to settle. They will not only have to fight Governor Jackson's obstacles, they'll be searching for a future together neither of them is confident exists.

©2016 Heather Sunseri (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
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Genius: The Con

Summary

Three teen geniuses from diverse backgrounds must work together to stop a vicious warlord, protect their families, and save the world in this fast-paced sequel to Genius: The Game. On the run! Tunde: This 14-year-old self-taught engineering genius from Nigeria is in a race against time to save his village from a ruthless warlord.  Painted Wolf: This mysterious 16-year-old activist blogger and strategist from China is searching for a way to rescue her father from the corruption he's inadvertently been caught up in.  Rex: This 16-year-old Mexican-American has proven himself to be one of the best programmers in the world, only to be falsely accused of stealing billions of government secrets for the terrorist hacking group Terminal. Pursued by the police, the FBI, and most dangerous of all, Kiran Biswas, visionary CEO and evil mastermind, three teen geniuses have to move fast and stay low as they race to find a missing brother, stop a vicious warlord, and save the world in Genius: The Con by Leopoldo Gout. Listen to the whole series! Genius: The Game Genius: The Con Genius: The Revolution 

©2017 Leopoldo Gout (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
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Splat the Cat: Splat the Cat Sings Flat

Summary

When Splat's teacher announces that the whole class is going to sing for their parents on Parents' Night, Splat is worried: he's afraid to speak in public, much less sing in public!

©2011 Rob Scotton (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Rob Scotton
Length: 6 mins
Available on Audible
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No Rest for the Wicked

9 ratings

Summary

Earth is safe for now, with it came some much needed surprises. Though if Salchar was expecting a break he’s in for a rude awakening, well he’s already done that once...but anyway.   Lady Fairgate has sensed something has gone wrong at Parnmal. Thinking that Jorsht is now trying to carve out his own little kingdom, she sends Captain Kelu, one of her favourite enforcers with the largest Syndicate Fleet assembled since the Syndicate and the Union went head to head.   Though Kelu is in for some nasty surprises when he reaches Parnmal, Jorsht isn’t home and this little bit of space is defended by the Free Fleet. Salchar and his people are going to have to pull some major tricks out of their hats to survive the defense of Parnmal. It’s time to see if the Free Fleet has what it takes to survive. No matter what the outcome, they're going to make sure no one is going to forget their names.

©2015 Michael Chatfield Publications Inc. (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Length: 11 hrs
Available on Audible
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Dreamfall

Summary

A Nightmare on Elm Street meets Inception in this gripping psychological thriller from international best-selling author Amy Plum. Seven teenagers who suffer from debilitating insomnia agree to take part in an experimental new procedure to cure it because they think it can't get any worse. But they couldn't be more wrong. When the lab equipment malfunctions, the patients are plunged into a terrifying dream world where their worst nightmares have come to life - and they have no memory of how they got there. Hunted by monsters from their darkest imaginations and tormented by secrets they'd rather keep buried, these seven strangers will be forced to band together to face their biggest fears. And if they can't find a way to defeat their dreams, they will never wake up. Dreamfall is perfect for fans of dark and edgy young adult novels from authors like Danielle Vega, Natasha Preston, Kendare Blake, and Madeleine Roux. It is the first book in a spine-tingling duology full of action, suspense, and horror that's sure to keep listeners on the edges of their seats until the very end.

©2017 Amy Plum (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Author: Amy Plum
Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Flooded: Requiem for Johnstown

Summary

The dark truth behind the Johnstown Flood of 1889 - one of the greatest calamities our country has ever experienced - is revealed in a beautiful, harrowing story, told in luminous verse. Before the flood, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was a working class industry town filled with immigrants, factory workers, shop owners, housewives, and schoolchildren, all with hopes and dreams for the future. Sixteen-year-old Joe Dixon opens a newsstand and aspires to make a name for himself like Andrew Carnegie; Monica Fagan longs to travel to her mother's native Ireland, while her younger brother Daniel just wants to hike the mountain and enjoy clean air; George Hoffman yearns for a job so he can relieve his family's burdens; William James works hard to be a poet; and little Gertrude Quinn is happy to collect treasures from her father’s store.  Above the soot-filled town, an elite hunting and fishing club built on a manmade lake draws America's wealthiest business barons - Carnegie, Mellon, and Frick. Though repeatedly warned, they ignore the pleas to fix the deteriorating dam that holds the lake. And when heavy rains come, the dam bursts, and Johnstown is decimated. As great as the tragedy was the injustice: The club members eschewed any blame and claimed the flood was a natural disaster.  Told in alternating voices - some inspired by first-person accounts - the chorus of these six children turns an unspeakable catastrophe into a transcendent and hopeful work of art in the tradition of such classics as Edgar Lee Master's Spoon River Anthology and Thornton Wilder's Our Town.

©2020 Ann E. Burg (P)2020 Scholastic Inc.

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Emerge

Summary

From the author of the Mindspeak series comes the first in a brand new dystopian romance series. Six years ago, a highly contagious virus wiped out more than 99 percent of the country's population. The only person to contract the virus and survive, Cricket fled her identity and the safety of New Caelum, an airtight city. Now 18, she watches the city where the wealthy cocooned from the devastating outbreak. When the city's rumbling incinerator wakes her one night while she and her friends are camping just beyond the city walls, she alone knows what the fiery machine means: the lethal virus is back. Only 18, Westlin Layne is already being groomed to succeed his mother as New Caelum's next president. Suddenly West's sister develops symptoms of the deadly virus thought to be eradicated years ago. Placed under quarantine, the president confesses to West a long-held secret: Christina Black, West's childhood friend and first love, survived the virus, and her body alone holds the precious antibodies to save his sister. Now West must leave the city to find Christina. But Cricket has no intention of being found.

©2015 Heather Sunseri (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
Available on Audible
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No Way Out

1 rating

Summary

The third installment in the exciting Shadow House series that invites you to step inside the ghost story! Shadow House always wins.... Poppy, Dash, Azumi, and Dylan may have made it out of Shadow House - but the grounds are a whole new nightmare. Someone they thought was a friend is hunting them, and there's no place that's safe now that they've woken the shadow creature. If they want to survive, they'll have to figure out once and for all what the house wants from them, and what - or who - they'll need to leave behind in order to escape...or risk being trapped within Shadow House forever.

©2017 Scholastic, Inc. (P)2017 Scholastic, Inc.

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Dan Poblocki
Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Renegades

122 ratings

Summary

From number one New York Times best-selling author Marissa Meyer comes a high-stakes world of adventure, passion, danger, and betrayal. This new audiobook will pull listeners in and never let them go.... Secret Identities. Extraordinary Powers. She wants vengeance. He wants justice. The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies - humans with extraordinary abilities - who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone...except the villains they once overthrew. Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice - and in Nova. But Nova's allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both. Renegades is the next hit YA audiobook listeners have been waiting for!

©2017 Rampion Books, Inc (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

Length: 16 hrs and 58 mins
Available on Audible
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You Can't Hide

1 rating

Summary

From the team that brought you Spirit Animals and Tombquest, the second installment in the exciting series that invites you to step inside the ghost story. The spooky, second installment of the exciting Shadow House series!

©2017 Dan Poblocki (P)2017 Scholastic Inc.

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Dan Poblocki
Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Captain Cat

Summary

A patriotic feline, Captain Cat springs out of bed whenever the bugle sounds, and he has more stripes than any of the soldiers. But most of all, this young recruit and his best friend, Pete, know what it really takes to make the army a home: friendship.

©1993 Syd Hoff (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Syd Hoff
Length: 4 mins
Available on Audible
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In Her Shadow

Summary

A pregnant young woman becomes obsessed with the disappearance of her lover’s wife, only to discover that she may be headed for the same fate, in this novel from New York Times best-selling author Kristin Miller When secretary Colleen Roper becomes pregnant by her boss, Michael, he whisks her away to Ravenwood, his opulent estate. Abruptly thrust into a life of luxury she’s never known, Colleen finds the immense house suffused with the memory of Michael’s wife, Joanna, who left months ago and haunts her imagination. With rooms she’s prohibited from entering and a staff that greets her with hostility, there is little room for a new mistress of Ravenwood. It’s not long before bones are unearthed in the grove across the street and Michael falls under the suspicion of detectives. The soon-to-be mother of his child finds herself hurled deeper into her lover’s dark past, a past filled with unfaithfulness and deception. Making a claim to her new life is harder than it seems - especially since she’s walking in the shadow of the hauntingly beautiful Joanna. As Colleen untangles truth from lies, she discovers that nothing is what it seems, and that some people will kill to keep their secrets as quiet as the dead. Inspired by Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, In Her Shadow is the chilling story of one woman’s desperate desire to be loved and the ghosts that threaten to get in her way.

©2020 Kristin Miller (P)2020 Random House Audio

Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
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Uprising

Summary

A thin line separates life from death, freedom from oppression. One misstep. One wrong choice. When Cricket Black is purposely exposed to Bad Sam, she must choose: fight New Caelum's stranglehold on its citizens' freedom or succumb to the hopelessness of the lethal virus. A dear friend's death at the hands of New Caelum forces Cricket on a path to confront her past, which holds the secret to a permanent cure but also opens old wounds over the loss of her parents. Sending the devastating Samael Strain virus into the outlying communities lands New Caelum on the verge of war with the western settlements. Inside the city, growing tension between the lower classes and New Caelum's elite rulers puts the city on edge and creates a growing divide between Vice-President Westlin Layne and his mother, President Ginger Layne. With death, chaos, and revolution surrounding them, will West and Cricket have to sacrifice their love for each other to bring a peaceful resolution to the wars that rage inside and outside the city?

©2015 Heather Sunseri (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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Riders

1 rating

Summary

Riders. A new fantasy adventure from New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Veronica Rossi. For 18-year-old Gideon Blake, nothing but death can keep him from achieving his goal of becoming a US Army Ranger. As it turns out, it does. Recovering from the accident that most definitely killed him, Gideon finds himself with strange new powers and a bizarre cuff he can't remove. His death has brought to life his real destiny. He has become War, one of the legendary four horsemen of the apocalypse. Over the coming weeks, he and the other horsemen - Conquest, Famine, and Death - are brought together by a beautiful but frustratingly secretive girl to help save humanity from an ancient evil on the emergence. They fail. Now - bound, bloodied, and drugged - Gideon is interrogated by the authorities about his role in a battle that has become an international incident. If he stands any chance of saving his friends and the girl he's fallen for - not to mention all of humankind - he needs to convince the skeptical government officials the world is in imminent danger. But will anyone believe him?

©2016 Veronica Rossi (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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From Furies Forged

3 ratings

Summary

The Kalu are not a long lost nightmare anymore. They came from the black. They destroyed Rosho. They ravaged Heija. That was just the scouting force. They are coming back. Power those reactors, charge those rail cannons and ready the fighters. The Free Fleet is going to war.

©2016 Michael Chatfield Publications Inc. (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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Splat the Cat: Splish, Splash, Splat!

Summary

Splat does not want to have a playdate with Spike. Spike will break his toys and eat all of his candy fish! And he does not want to learn how to swim - water is horrible, scary, and wet! He's sure that this is going to be the worst day ever. But when the rest of their classmates rush straight into the pool, Splat and Spike find that they may have more in common than they thought. Will Splat overcome his fear of water and get into the pool? And how can he help Spike to do the same?

©2011 Rob Scotton (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Rob Scotton
Length: 7 mins
Available on Audible
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The Missing

1 rating

Summary

A new, stand-alone installment in the exciting Shadow House series that invites you to step inside the ghost story!    Shadow House never sleeps... Five children have been lured into Shadow House, all for different reasons. None of them knows the others. And none of them knows what to do when they can't find a way back out.   But something is different inside the house. Someone - or something - is there with them, and seems to know more than they do. Only how are the kids supposed to decide if that someone is trying to help them.... or trap them there forever?   Step into Shadow House.

©2018 Scholastic Inc. (P)2018 Scholastic Inc.

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Dan Poblocki
Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Mrs. Brice's Mice

Summary

Among Mrs. Brice's 25 mice, all but one do everything together. And this mouse's difference comes in handy when the mice meet a cat. While 12 run this way and 12 run that, this mouse runs this way and that, wearing out the cat and saving them all.

©1988 Syd Hoff (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Author: Syd Hoff
Length: 4 mins
Available on Audible