The return of the mercenary company the Crimson Guard could not have come at a worse time for the Malazan Empire. Drained by constant warfare, betrayals and rivalries, many see the grip of Empress Laseen weakening. Conquered kingdoms and principalities test their old independence. Into this fermenting civil war on Quon Tali - the empire's homeland - comes the Guard and the ingrained memory of their vow of undying opposition to the existence of the empire. Yet rivalries and betrayals plague the Guard as well - elements of its elite, the Avowed, scheme to open paths to even greater power. Ancient, powerful entities, Ascendants, also seek to exploit all sides to further their own arcane ends. Meanwhile, a swordsman called Traveller and his companion, Ereko, move from one strange encounter to another on a mysterious path that will lead the swordsman to a confrontation from which none has ever returned. As the Crimson Guard gathers itself for its assault on the empire, the empress faces more immediate threats. Feeding her wars has bled dry provincial garrisons across Quon Tali, and now regional nationalists see their chance to break free. Behind their insurrections stand the veteran commanders of Laseen's predecessor, Emperor Kellanved. These powerful generals and mages, the Old Hands, have lost patience with what they see as Laseen's mismanagement and have chosen one of their own to replace her. Yet there are hints that Laseen may be using the uprisings to draw out and finally eliminate these last irksome survivors of her predecessor's rule....
©2016 Ian C. Esslemont (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks
Kingdoms collide in Sarah J. Maas' epic fifth installment in the New York Times best-selling Throne of Glass series. The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those don't. As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear. Aelin's journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?
©2016 Sarah J. Maas (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
Since the beginning of time, the angelic forces of the High Heavens and the demonic hordes of the Burning Hells have been locked in the eternal conflict for the fate of all creation. That struggle has now spilled over into Sanctuary - the world of men. Determined to win mankind over to their respective causes, the forces of good and evil wage a secret war for mortal souls. This is the tale of the Sin War - the conflict that would forever change the destiny of man. The demon-backed Triune has fallen. All that now stands in Uldyssian's path to freeing humanity is the Cathedral of Light and its charismatic leader, the Prophet. But the Prophet is actually the renegade angel Inarius, who sees the world he created as his uncontested domain. Facing a cunning foe that would just as readily see Sanctuary destroyed than let it slip from his grasp, Uldyssian is blind to the others who would possess his world. Both the Burning Hells and the High Heavens now know of Sanctuary...and their warring hosts of demons and angels will stop at nothing to claim it. An original tale of swords, sorcery, and timeless struggle based on the best-selling, award-winning M-rated computer game from Blizzard Entertainment. Intended for mature listeners.
©2021 Blizzard Entertainment (P)2021 Blizzard Entertainment
An interview recorded on an iPhone. A police interrogation tape. An FBI wire. At the center of them all is a writer researching a legal thriller...or is he? And somewhere within those recordings is the truth about a murder trial and a web of lies stretching back three decades. Written by Ben H. Winters, the best-selling author of Underground Airlines, The Last Policeman, and the Audible Original Inside Jobs, Q&A is a tantalizing puzzle and a gripping tale of obsession and revenge. Because, you can never really know the truth of a conversation - even when it's all on tape. The full-cast production of Q&A stars: John Zdrojeski as the Young Man Robert Creighton as Lou Douglas Jay Snyder as Detective Murphy Nicole Lewis as Detective Garcia Kathryn Kates as Judge Goldman Michael Braun as Fannon Elizabeth Evans as Mary-Ellen
©2020 Ben H. Winters (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.
From asking a waiter for an unusual substitution to urging a service manager to get your car finished sooner to swaying your significant other toward a particular film or show, many of the decisions you make are decided by talking. And no matter why you engage in face-to-face talk, there's no way to insulate yourself from the dangers of miscommunication. These 24 mind-opening lectures are your chance to learn more about how you communicate verbally, the common problems you can encounter in doing so, and how you can improve your own effectiveness - especially by overcoming the psychological and biological hard-wiring that too often gets in the way. Professor Kehoe offers a trove of practical techniques for successful communication, from everyday interactions in the home or workplace to managing your reactions and speaking effectively in conflict- and tension-laden situations. You'll learn how early cultural learning and deeply learned patterns of reaction in our unconscious mind enhance or undermine your ability to communicate effectively; how your sense of self develops in everyday talk during your childhood; the specific styles of talking you use in most situations; and the basic techniques of perhaps the most important and neglected aspect of human conversation, the art of active listening. When you consider the complexities of conversation, it's a wonder that things ever work out as well as they do. But with the knowledge, strategies, and skills offered by this course, that hard-to-find effectiveness will be only a conversation away. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2011 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2011 The Great Courses
For 13 years, Ben Tomlin was an only child. But all that changes when his mother brings home Zan - an eight-day-old chimpanzee. Bens father, a renowned behavioral scientist, has uprooted the family to pursue his latest research project: a high-profile experiment to determine whether chimpanzees can acquire advanced language skills. Bens parents tell him to treat Zan like a little brother. Ben reluctantly agrees. At least now hes not the only one his fathers going to scrutinize.
It isnt long before Ben is Zans favorite, and Ben starts to see Zan as more than just an experiment. His father disagrees. Soon Ben is forced to make a critical choice between what he is told to believe and what he knows to be true - between obeying his father or protecting his brother from an unimaginable fate.
Half Brother isnt just a story about a boy and a chimp. Its about the way families are made, the way humanity is judged, the way easy choices become hard ones, and how you cant always do right by the people and animals you love. In the hands of master storyteller Kenneth Oppel, its a novel you wont soon forget.
©2010 Kenneth Oppel (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Goodreads Choice Award Winner, Best Young Adult Fantasy, 2015 Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire - for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past.... She has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, she must fight. She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen's triumphant return.
©2015 Sarah J. Maas (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
Bloomsbury presents Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, read by Elizabeth Evans. The book that started the phenomenon. Sarah J. Maas' global number one best-selling Throne of Glass series has taken the world by storm. Meet Celaena Sardothien. Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness. In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an 18-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake. She got caught. Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament - fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin's heart be melted?
©2012 Sarah J. Maas (P)2021 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Julia and her adopted brother, David, are sixteen-years-old. Julia is white. David is black. It is the mid-1980s and their family has just moved to rural Indiana, a landscape of cottonwood trees, trailer parks, and an all-encompassing racism. At home are a distant mother more involved with her churchs missionaries than her own children and a violent father. In this riveting and heartrending memoir Julia Scheeres takes us from the Midwest to a place beyond imagining: surrounded by natural beauty, the Escuela Caribea religious reform school in the Dominican Republicis characterized by a disciplinary regime that extracts repentance from its students by any means necessary. Julia and David strive to make it through these ordeals and their tale is relayed here with startling immediacy, extreme candor, and wry humor.
©2006 Julia Scheeres (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
"[A] riveting, and original, achievement." (WIRED) From award-winning Spanish author Ray Loriga comes a dystopian novel about authority, manipulation, and the disappearance of privacy that calls to mind The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood [and] Blindness by José Saramago (Alfaguara Prize Winner Citation). Ten long years have passed since war first broke out, and one couple still does not know the whereabouts of their children, or what their country is even fighting for. They follow orders and their lives go by simply, routinely, until - one day - a mute boy walks onto their property. When the authorities announce that the area needs to be evacuated and that everyone must relocate to the transparent city, the three leave together. At first, the city proves to be a paradise: a stunning glass dome of endless highways, buildings, trains, and markets. Everything its inhabitants need is provided to them - food, protection, shelter - and the family quickly, unquestioningly, settles into their new life. But, soon, a sinister underlay begins to emerge. Neither secrets nor walls are permitted here, and strict order, authoritarian calm, and transparency must always reign supreme. In a society in which everything private is public, the most chilling portent of our future emerges. Surrender is an urgent novel about dignity and rebellion and the lengths we go to preserve love, hope, and humanity. "Loriga envisions in this gripping tale an unsettling dystopia in which all secrets are forbidden.... This memorable page-turner will appeal to fans of Brave New World." (Publishers Weekly)
©2017 Ray Loriga. English Translation © 2020 by Carolina De Robertis. (P)2020 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Years in the making, Sarah J. Maas's number-one New York Times best-selling Throne of Glass series draws to an epic, unforgettable conclusion. Aelin Galathynius's journey from slave to king's assassin to the queen of a once-great kingdom reaches its heart-rending finale as war erupts across her world.... Aelin has risked everything to save her people - but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day.... With Aelin captured, Aedion and Lysandra remain the last line of defense to protect Terrasen from utter destruction. Yet they soon realize that the many allies they've gathered to battle Erawan's hordes might not be enough to save them. Scattered across the continent and racing against time, Chaol, Manon, and Dorian are forced to forge their own paths to meet their fates. Hanging in the balance is any hope of salvation - and a better world. And across the sea, his companions unwavering beside him, Rowan hunts to find his captured wife and queen - before she is lost to him forever. As the threads of fate weave together at last, all must fight, if they are to have a chance at a future. Some bonds will grow even deeper, while others will be severed forever in the explosive final chapter of the Throne of Glass series.
©2018 Sarah J. Maas (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Best-selling author Bruce Wilkinson shows how to identify and overcome the obstacles that keep millions from living the lives they were created for. He begins with a compelling modern-day parable about Ordinary, who dares to leave the Land of Familiar to pursue his Big Dream. With the help of the Dream Giver, Ordinary begins the hardest and most rewarding journey of his life. Wilkinson gives listeners practical, biblical keys to fulfilling their own dreams, revealing that there's no limit to what God can accomplish when we choose to pursue the dreams he gives us for his honor.
©2015 eChristian (P)2015 eChristian
A modern literary classic, now available in a 20th anniversary edition with a new afterword by the author. The publication of Dorothy Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina was a landmark event. The novel's profound portrait of family dynamics in the rural South won the author a National Book Award nomination and launched her into the literary spotlight. Critics have likened Allison to William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, and Harper Lee, naming her the first writer of her generation to dramatize the lives and language of poor whites in the South. Since its appearance, the novel has inspired an award-winning film and has been banned from libraries and classrooms, championed by fans, and defended by critics. Greenville County, South Carolina, is a wild, lush place that is home to the Boatwright family - a tight-knit clan of rough-hewn, hard- drinking men who shoot up each other's trucks, and indomitable women who get married young and age too quickly. At the heart of this story is Ruth Anne Boatwright, known simply as Bone, a bastard child who observes the world around her with a mercilessly keen perspective. When her stepfather, Daddy Glen, "cold as death, mean as a snake", becomes increasingly more vicious toward her, Bone finds herself caught in a family triangle that tests the loyalty of her mother, Anney - and leads to a final, harrowing encounter from which there can be no turning back.
©1992 Dorothy Allison (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
How far is too far when it comes to love? In a matter of moments, everything Taly ever thought she knew came crashing down around her. Her mother's spells were broken, her powers unleashed. She's no longer mortal but fey, and every day serves as a reminder that her entire life has been a lie. To make matters worse, Taly has been captured and imprisoned by a woman claiming to be the Time Queen. Her only way home is to play the queen's game and train in the art of time magic. The queen has commanded that she become an Acolyte - a task that could take years to complete. Meanwhile, Skye is left as the last line of defense to protect Tempris from an invading horde of walking dead. He still doesn't have a name or a face to put to his enemy, and there are traitors inside the city. Everyone keeps saying that Taly is dead, but he can't accept it. He won't. And he'll do whatever it takes to bring her back - even if it costs him everything. A renegade queen, forbidden magic, and a love that reaches across time and space - Taly and Skye will be tested, their loyalties pushed to the point of breaking, as war looms on the horizon. Contains mature themes.
©2020 Stephanie Fisher (P)2020 Tantor
Jo Spencer is a girl who knows what to be and how to be it - straight-A student, cheerleader, May Queen, popular and cute and virginal, and in perfect control. But halfway through her first year in college in the early '70s, her carefully normal life explodes and she comes completely undone. In The Cheer Leader, Jo Spencer looks back, as if she were watching reruns of old syndicated TV shows, to figure out what happened. Ordinary chance has dumped Sam Swett, age 21, in the Marshboro, North Carolina, Quik Pik in the middle of a murder. Sam has shaved his head, given away all his belongings except his typewriter; he's drunker than he's ever been and running as fast as he can from his upper-middle-class upbringing. For the next 24 hours, Sam is propelled straight into the very core of this small Southern town as it sorts through the facts.
©1984 Jill McCorkle (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price - and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone. A convict with a thirst for revenge. A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager. A runaway with a privileged past. A spy known as the Wraith. A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums. A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes. Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction - if they don't kill each other first.
©2015 Leigh Bardugo (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
New York Times best-selling authors Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher are back with the much-anticipated final installment in the Never Never novella series. Together, Silas Nash and Charlize Wynwood must look deeper into the past to find out who they were and who they want to be. With time ticking down, the couple are in a race to find the answers they need before they lose everything. Can they regain what they once had? And will it restore who they once were?
©2016 Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
Bloomsbury presents Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas, read by Elizabeth Evans. The action-packed, heart-wrenching and fantastically addictive sequel to Sarah J. Maas's epic YA fantasy debut Throne of Glass. Eighteen-year-old Celaena Sardothien is bold, daring and beautiful - the perfect seductress and the greatest assassin her world has ever known. But though she won the kings contest and became his champion, Celaena has been granted neither her liberty nor the freedom to follow her heart. Celaena faces a choice that is tearing her to pieces: kill in cold blood for a man she hates or risk sentencing those she loves to death. Celaena must decide what she will fight for: survival, love or the future of a kingdom. Because an assassin cannot have it all.... And trying to may just destroy her.
©2013 Sarah J. Maas (P)2021 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Number one New York Times best-selling author Sarah J. Maas launches her brand-new CRESCENT CITY series with House of Earth and Blood: the story of half-Fae and half-human Bryce Quinlan as she seeks revenge in a contemporary fantasy world of magic, danger, and searing romance. Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life-working hard all day and partying all night - until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation. She'll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths. Hunt Athalar is a notorious Fallen angel, now enslaved to the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. His brutal skills and incredible strength have been set to one purpose - to assassinate his boss' enemies, no questions asked. But with a demon wreaking havoc in the city, he's offered an irresistible deal: help Bryce find the murderer, and his freedom will be within reach. As Bryce and Hunt dig deep into Crescent City's underbelly, they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone they hold dear, and they find, in each other, a blazing passion - one that could set them both free, if they'd only let it. With unforgettable characters, sizzling romance, and pause-resisting suspense, this richly inventive new fantasy series by number one New York Times best-selling author Sarah J. Maas delves into the heartache of loss, the price of freedom - and the power of love.
©2020 Sarah J. Maas (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
The highly anticipated sequel to the thrilling New York Times best-selling Six of Crows. Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city's dark and twisting streets - a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world.
©2016 Leigh Bardugo (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak - but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth - a truth about her heritage that could change her life - and her future - forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed? The best-selling series that has captured listeners all over the world reaches new heights in this sequel to the New York Times best-selling Crown of Midnight. Packed with heart-pounding action, fierce new characters, and swoon-worthy romance, this third book will enthrall listeners from start to finish.
©2014 Sarah J. Maas (P)2014 Audible Inc.
A perfect next listen for fans of Abbi Waxman and Katherine Center, Can't Take It Back is a fast-paced and relatable debut telling the interconnected stories of four women over the course of a kindergarten school year. Huddled on their favorite park bench in a quiet Seattle suburb, Holly, Avery, Zoe, and Sasha might look like they've got it all figured out - but theres more to their stories than meets the eye. When Averys husband Carter suggests they open up their marriage, shes shocked and appalled - but could this new arrangement be the breath of fresh air she never knew she needed? Zoe and Aaron, whose connection has long been the standard by which their friends measure their own relationships, feel that their lives are taking them in different directions, but worry over how a divorce might affect their two young boys. Zoe turns to her best friend Holly for guidance, but as it turns out, this year has tested her own marriage to Jake in ways neither of them ever anticipated. And meanwhile, Hollys sister Sasha - the no-nonsense PR executive and eternally single girl of the group - must decide if joining the ranks of motherhood is the right step for her. Captivating and immersive, Can't Take It Back is a deeply emotional novel that celebrates the complex bond of female friendships.
©2020 Kelly Duran (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.
A sweeping Jazz Age tale of regret, ambition, and redemption inspired by true events, including the Great Moonshine Conspiracy Trial of 1935 and Josephine Bakers 1925 Paris debut in Le Revue Nègre 1924. May Marshall is determined to spend the dog days of summer in self-imposed exile at her fathers farm in Keswick, Virginia. Following a naive dalliance that led to heartbreak and her expulsion from Mary Baldwin College, May returns home with a shameful secret only to find her fathers orchard is now the site of a lucrative moonshining enterprise. Despite warnings from the one man she trusts - her childhood friend Byrd - she joins her fathers illegal business. When authorities close in and her father, Henry, is arrested, May goes on the run. May arrives in New York City, determined to reinvent herself as May Valentine and succeed on her own terms, following her mothers footsteps as a costume designer. The Jazz Age city glitters with both opportunity and the darker temptations of cocaine and nightlife. From a start mending sheets at the famed Biltmore Hotel, May falls into a position designing costumes for a newly formed troupe of African-American entertainers bound for Paris. Reveling in her good fortune, May will do anything for the chance to go abroad, and the lines between right and wrong begin to blur. When Byrd shows up in New York, intent upon taking May back home, she pushes him, and her past, away. In Paris, Mays run of luck comes to a screeching halt, spiraling her into darkness as she unravels a painful secret about her past. May must make a choice: surrender to failure and addiction, or face the truth and make amends to those she has wronged. But first, she must find self-forgiveness before she can try to reclaim what her heart craves most. Parade Magazine Pick - Frolic Pick
©2020 Liza Nash Taylor (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
Psychic Mira Tejedor possesses unique talents that enable her to find anything and anyone, but now she must find a comatose boy wandering lost inside the labyrinth of his own mind. Thirteen-year-old Anthony Faircloth hasn't spoken a word in almost a month, and with each passing day his near-catatonic state worsens. No doctor, test, or scan can tell Anthony's distraught mother what has happened to her already troubled son. In desperation she turns to Mira for answers, hoping her unique abilities might succeed where science has failed. At their first encounter, Mira is pulled into Anthony's mind and finds the child's psyche shattered into the various movements of Modest Mussorgsky's classical music suite Pictures at an Exhibition. As she navigates this magical dreamscape drawn from Anthony's twin loves of Russian composers and classical mythology, Mira must contend with gnomes, troubadours, and witches in her search for the truth behind Anthony's mysterious malady. The real world, however, holds its own dangers. The onset of Anthony's condition coincides with the disappearance of his older brother's girlfriend, a missing-person case that threatens to tear the city apart. Mira discovers that in order to save Anthony, she will have to catch a murderer who will stop at nothing to keep the secrets contained in Anthony's unique mind from ever seeing the light.
©2014 Darin Kennedy (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
In the next installment of the New York Times best-selling Throne of Glass series, follow Chaol on his sweeping journey to a distant empire. Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the king of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken. His only shot at recovery lies with the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica - the stronghold of the southern continent's mighty empire. And with war looming over Dorian and Aelin back home, their survival might lie with Chaol and Nesryn convincing its rulers to ally with them. But what they discover in Antica will change them both - and be more vital to saving Erilea than they could have imagined. Jacket illustrations copyright 2017 by Michael-Paul Terranova (shield) and copyright 2017 by Jeff Brown (cityscape).
©2017 Sarah J. Maas (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
The pulse-pounding second book in the Gender Game series. Gliding over the treacherous Green in a shaky aircraft that she has no idea how to land, Violet Bates is still in shock. The harrowing events of the previous night play over in her mind as she asks herself question after question. Why did Lee Desmond Bertrand behave the way he did? What is the truth about the mysterious silver egg stowed beneath her seat? What happened to Viggo, and where is her brother? Is either of them still alive? When Violet manages to reach the toxic ground alive, she has landed in a world of unimaginable danger. She has barely time to catch her breath before she is sucked into a perilous journey at breakneck speed - to uncover secrets guarded for centuries and find the only two people who matter.
©2016 Bella Forrest (P)2017 Bella Forrest
New York Times best-selling author David Wong's Zoey Punches the Future in the Dick is the latest - and arguably greatest - sci-fi thriller in the Zoey Ashe series. In the futuristic city of Tabula Ra$a, Zoey Ashe is like a fish so far out of water that it has achieved orbit. After inheriting a criminal empire, the 23-year-old finds herself under threat from all sides as a rogue's gallery of larger-than-life enemies think they smell weakness. On the eve of the world's most lavish and ridiculous Halloween celebration, a steamer trunk-sized box arrives at Zoey's door, and she is shocked to find that it contains a disemboweled corpse. She is even more shocked when that corpse, controlled by an unknown party, rises and goes on a rampage through the house. Speaking in an electronic voice, it publicly accuses Zoey of being its murderer. This is the kind of thing that almost never happened at her old job. The city was already a ticking time bomb of publicity-hungry vigilantes with superhuman enhancements, and Zoey knows this turn of events is unlikely to improve the situation. Now, she and her team of high-tech tricksters have to solve this bizarre murder while simultaneously keeping Tabula Ra$a from descending into chaos. Biting humor and blatant digs at modern society overlay a subtly brilliant and thoughtful plot (Publishers Weekly) in John Dies at the End author David Wongs first installment of the Zoey Ashe series, Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits. Now, one of todays great satirists (Nerdist) is back with Zoey Punches the Future in the Dick, the second installment in a Technicolor tomorrowland (Kirkus Reviews).
©2020 David Wong (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
Diane Kruger narrates this gorgeous historical drama from number one New York Times best-selling author Gayle Forman. Its July 1946, and after a decade of Depression and war, life in America is returning to normal. But for Charlotte and Mary Oswald, one tumultuous summer will unearth all their secrets and upend their world, once again. Charlotte Oswalds life is dictated by rules. Where she can go. Whom she can speak to. How she can spend her long, dull summer days. Its a small, closeted existence, but necessary to protect Charlotte, who has suffered from debilitating fits since childhood. Her sole escape is in story: the elaborate tales she makes up, and the ones she listens to each day on her favorite radio serial, an addictive romantic drama called The End of My Heart. Mary Oswalds life is dictated by duty. As the head housekeeper for the wealthy Thwaites family, her European refinement is what makes her an indispensable employee and also what makes the lowly position chafe. This isnt the role Mary was raised for, but its the one she has chosen to keep her daughter safe. Over the course of the hot, sultry summer, Charlotte makes unexpected friends with two film-obsessed boys, and inspired by the movies of Alfred Hitchcock, the ongoing Nuremberg Nazi trials, and Charlottes own wild imagination, the three begin plotting their own screenplay. Meanwhile, Mary, left behind in the nearly empty Thwaites mansion, begins a steamy affair with the charming industrialist Prescott Thwaites, and as she reveals the hidden parts of herself, begins to fall in love. The last days of summer rapidly approaching, Charlottes freedom coming to an end, and the Thwaites family soon returning, mother and daughter hurtle toward a point of no return as the long-buried memories resurface, blurring the line between fantasy and reality, and threatening to expose the secret that could be the end of them all. Diane Krugers rich narration and a full-cast radio serial elevate this story from internationally best-selling novelist Gayle Forman into an immersive, unique, and unforgettable listening experience.
©2019 Gayle Forman (P)2020 Audible Originals
The long-awaited sequel to the action-packed United States of Apocalypse is finally upon us! The country is fighting losing battles upon both coasts and from within as the desperate and the despicable fight for diminishing resources. World War III is a full-blown nightmare for the survivors of the initial attack. American forces have been pushed to the brink and have been forced toward the center of the country in a frenzied bid to regroup and strike out, fending off the aggressors before it is too late and she falls completely under enemy control. Darlene Bobich and her group struggle to elude capture from the Sawyer clan, hell-bent on enslaving everyone in sight. Meanwhile, Mike, BT and what remains of the National Guard forces are caught up in a multi-national conflict that could spell the end of the American way. Can our heroes escape and can anything be done to turn the tide of a war that looks all but lost?
©2021 Mark Tufo and Armand Rosamilia (P)2021 Audible, Inc.
Never Never, a novella series. Book one of three. Best friends since they could walk. In love since the age of 14. Complete strangers since this morning. He'll do anything to remember. She'll do anything to forget. This novella is recommended for readers age 16+ due to mild language and sexual content.
©2015 Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
Tanis world has never been peaceful. Torn between the many cultures that meet on the Chorhan Expanse, the greatest threat they now face is an expansionist army of monstrous nonhumans who call themselves the mansthein. To take her place as a full warrior of her tribe, Tani must travel across the vast grasslands of the Chorhan Expanse. But she has her sights set higher than a mere ritual journey: She wants to uncover a solution to the impending war that threatens her people. Tani believes that peace may be possible, but there are others on both sides who believe in legends that tell of monsters with zealous devotion. All around her, warriors have their eyes on a glorious victory with no concern for the piles of bodies they'll create on the way. She will be joined by a killer pretending to be a healer, a mansthein commander struggling with his orders, a thief who pawned her heart of gold, and a strategist exiled from a foreign land. But none of them are the Hero. It doesn't matter how many shades of gray might exist, some people see only in black and white. And the terrifying truth is that the stories they tell might not be just legends.
©2020 Sarah Lin (P)2020 Podium Audio
Nine months have passed since psychic Mira Tejedor last walked the halls of Anthony Faircloth's adolescent mind. All but family now, Mira is relocating to Charlotte, NC, not only for a much-needed change of scenery, but to further her burgeoning relationship with Dr. Thomas Archer. On the eve of her move, however, a new threat emerges. Young girls from every corner of Charlotte are falling catatonic, a condition eerily similar to the illness from which Mira rescued Anthony the previous fall. Mira reluctantly agrees to help Detective Calvin Sterling with the case and soon finds herself pulled into a new pair of fantasy worlds, both borne from the brilliant mind of Igor Stravinsky. In the world of The Firebird, Mira becomes the warrior Ivanovna and battles an immortal evil threatening to steal the girls' souls for all eternity. In the Russian fair from Petrushka, she assumes the role of Ballerina, one of three magical puppets who dance at the whim of a cruel Charlatan. Torn between Moor and Clown, bizarre doppelgangers of the two vastly different men in her life, and threatened at every turn by a sorcerer who craves her very essence, Mira must navigate the cruel deceptions of both worlds and win, or her life and the lives of a dozen innocents will be forfeit.
©2017 Darin Kennedy (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
Psychic Mira Tejedor lies comatose in the wake of her second battle with the devious Madame Versailles, but her sacrifice was not in vain. Though at great cost, her nemesis is no more, her love has returned to the land of the living, and 12 innocent girls are back with their families. Still, young Anthony Faircloth cant escape the notion there must have been another way. Obsessed with freeing Mira as Mira once freed him, Anthony works to rekindle their special link and soon meets with more success than he knows what to do with. Two distinct worlds, both forged in the imagination of Pyotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, threaten to consume his life. By the still waters of Swan Lake, Anthony assumes the guise of a man named Benno and must help Prince Siegfried defend the Swan Princess, Odette, from the machinations of a dark sorcerer. In the Stahlbaum house, he takes on the role of a boy named Fritz who, under the command of the Nutcracker Prince, must save his sister Clara from the onslaught of the Mouse King and his army of rodent soldiers. At the intersection of the two disparate settings lies yet another mystery: both Odette and Clara wear Miras face. And these intertwining perils are but shadows of the real danger. Back in the real world, a menacing figure from Miras past has escaped from prison and now stalks her on both sides of the veil of dream. Anthony must bring Mira out of her catatonic state so that she can fight one last time, or her life and the lives of all she loves will be lost.
©2018 Darin Kennedy (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Modern stories for modern times, Crash Diet is at once brilliant and bitter, happy and heartbreaking. In 11 stories, acclaimed novelist Jill McCorkle tells the varied tales of today's southern women, the lives they end up leading, and the loves that distract them. Sandra knows that the best revenge is her ex-husband's credit card; Ruthie is stuck owning a motel that the highway has bypassed; Anna is a widow who goes to airports and looks in on other people's lives; Bunny waits eagerly for her absent sister's postcards for advice on how to live.Stuck in the slow lane, gunning their motors, they are women living the real life, hoping things will get better, but surprised when they occasionally do.
©1996 Jill McCorkle (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
What is so different about Ben Novak? Secrets will be unraveled and shocking discoveries will be made in A Trail of Echoes.
©2015 Bella Forrest (P)2017 Bella Forrest
A debut novel for readers and listeners of The Handmaid's Tale and The Girls, The Birth Yard is a gripping story of a young woman's rebellion against the rules that control her body Sable Ursu has just turned 18, which means she is ready to breed. Within the confines of her world, a patriarchal cult known as the Den, female fertility and sexuality are wholly controlled by Men. In the season they come of age, Sable and her friends Mamie and Dinah are each paired with a Match with the purpose of conceiving a child. Sable is paired with Ambrose, the son of a favoured Man in the Den. Others are not so lucky. In their second trimester, girls are sent to the Birth Yard, where they are prepared for giving birth and motherhood, but are also regularly drugged and monitored by their midwives. Sable is unable to ignore her unease about the pills they are forced to swallow and the punishments they receive for stepping out of line. Too many of the girls, including Mamie and Dinah, have secrets and it is impossible to know whom to trust. When Sable's loyalty is questioned and her safety within the Den is threatened, she must rebel against the only life she has ever known - the only life she has been designed for. Mallory Tater weaves an intricate narrative, equal parts suspense and action, while twisting contemporary social anxieties to dizzying extremes. She meticulously deconstructs the intricate relationships between womanhood, government, and the female body. A startling and important debut novel, The Birth Yard echoes Margaret Atwood's dark and cautionary classic The Handmaid's Tale. But this is no dystopian world; there is no totalitarian government. The Den exists now.
©2020 Mallory Tater (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
Sharon McCone returns in New York Times best-selling author Marcia Muller's thrilling new mystery! On a foggy summer morning, private investigator Sharon McCone receives a call from her former neighbors, the Curleys. Their usually dependable daughter Chelle hasn't been answering their calls for weeks. Would Sharon check on her? Sharon arranges to visit the building Chelle had been living in and rehabbing in southwest San Francisco. Once it was a nightclub and bar, she learns, and a favorite destination for the city's elite during Prohibition. But there's something sinister about the space, and Sharon quickly discovers why. Lurking behind a divider screen is a ghastly art gallery: portraits and caricatures of mass murderers, long ago and recent. Jack the Ripper. The Zodiac and Zebra killers of the 1970s. Charles Manson and his girls. Scott Peterson, who killed his pregnant wife, Laci, and dumped her body into the Bay on Christmas Eve. What, an alarmed Sharon wonders, was Chelle doing in this chamber of horrors? And where is she now? New York Times best-selling author Marcia Muller is at her page-turning best in The Breakers, as she digs into a particularly disturbing corner of San Francisco's history - one that Sharon McCone may not escape alive. "[Marcia Muller's] stories crackle like few others on the mystery landscape." (San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle) "Muller undoubtedly remains one of today's best mystery writers." (Associated Press) "One of the world's premier mystery writers." (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
©2018 Marcia Muller (P)2018 Hachette Audio
One stupid party. One stupid boy. One stupid kiss. And my life was virtually over. Tessa McCaide has a unique talent for getting into trouble. Then again, it isnt easy for a girl with psychic visions to ignore what she sees. Luckily Tessa and her family are leaving California and moving halfway across the country, giving her the perfect opportunity to leave her reputation as Freaky Tessa behind. But Tessa doesnt realize that kissing the wrong guy in her new Texas town could land her in far more trouble than she ever imagined. Like being forced to attend St. Ailbes Academy, a secret boarding school for werewolves. Even if the wrong guy did accidentally turn her into a shape-shifter and doom her to attending the weirdest high school ever, Tessa cant help her growing attraction to the mysterious Dastien Laurent. When vampires attack St. Ailbes and her visions pinpoint an enemy in their midst, Tessa realizes that boy drama and her newfound canine tendencies might just be the least of her problems. Paranormal YA at its best. It doesnt matter if youre an adult or Young Adult. You will love this one. (Paranormal Cravings Blog) Becoming Alpha is a great addition to the werewolf ranks - Erins world-building is excellent & her characters are big and bold." (Escape into Worlds) It's time to catch up with the Alpha Girls series, which has sold more than 500,000 copies! About the author: USA Today best-selling author Aileen Erin is half-Irish, half-Mexican, and 100 percent nerd - from Star Wars (prequels don't count) to Star Trek (TNG FTW). Her fans call her stories "jaw dropping", "electrifying", and "a magnet that just keeps pulling until you feel as if you are falling down, down, down right into its world" (Tempest of Books). You can find her at aileenerin.com or on Instagram @aileenerin. About the narrator: Elizabeth Evans is an award-winning narrator whose voice can be heard in more than 150 audiobooks. She specializes in young-adult fantasy and has given voice to the internationally best-selling series Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas and Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Her curiosity and passion for storytelling has led her all over the world.
©2013 Ink Monster LLC (P)2020 Ink Monster Audio
A slaves daughter. Her wicked prince. A lethal game... And Cinder's freedom is the prize. By law, any child born in Idara is free, even if that child is born in a slave brothel. Unfortunately, Cinder has grown into a beauty that surpasses even the renown of her mother and grandmother, making her far too valuable a commodity to lose. The slaveholder calls in Cinders debts. Forcing Cinder to play a game where her very freedom is the prize. The man most interested in buying Cinder is Adar - a prince with a wicked reputation that masks a kindness Cinder cannot fathom. In his glittering world of prestige and power, she discovers the game for her freedom is only a smaller move in a complex coup against the nobility. And Cinder's newfound closeness with the prince makes her the perfect pawn. Does Cinder have the courage to defy the slavers and play the game her way? Can she save herself, her family, and the prince she's found herself falling in love with? Listen to Of Sand and Storm to find out!
©2016 Amber Argyle (P)2017 Amber Lynn Smith
Celaena Sardothien is her kingdom's most feared assassin. Though she works for the powerful and ruthless Assassin's Guild, Celaena yields to no one and trusts only her fellow killer for hire, Sam. When Celaena's scheming master, Arobynn Hamel, dispatches her on missions that take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, she finds herself acting independently of his wishes - and questioning her own allegiance. Along the way, she makes friends and enemies alike, and discovers that she feels far more for Sam than just friendship. But by defying Arobynn's orders, Celaena risks unimaginable punishment, and with Sam by her side, he is in danger, too. They will have to risk it all if they hope to escape Arobynn's clutches - and if they fail, they'll lose not just a chance at freedom, but their lives
A prequel to Throne of Glass, this collection of five novellas offers listeners a deeper look into the history of this cunning assassin and her enthralling - and deadly - world. Included in this volume: The Assassin and the Pirate Lord The Assassin and the Healer The Assassin and the Desert The Assassin and the Underworld The Assassin and the Empire
©2014 Sarah J. Maas (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
From USA Today best-selling author Aileen Erin. Seventeen-year-old Tessa McCaide has come a long way since her abrupt entrance into the world of werewolves, but she still has just as far to go before shes comfortable with turning full wolf. In the meantime, shes avoiding the topic of shifting to four legs any way she can. Thankfully her mate, Dastien Laurent, is quite the distraction. When she finds her best friend, Meredith, getting sick in the bathroom, Tessa knows somethings majorly wrong. Meredith was cursed years ago, and the dark magic kept her wolf dormant - only now the wolf is awake, and that same spell is killing her. Tessa has no intention of sitting around while Meredith wastes away. Even if it means playing with magic she doesnt understand, shell do anything to save Merediths life. Including bargaining with the local coven of witches and its crazed leader, whose only goal is getting Tessa to join the witchy ranks. Can Tessa save her friend without losing herself? A 52,000-word novella. "There is no word to describe how much I love everything about this book. (Feli, The Four Eyed Cat) It's time to catch up with the Alpha Girls series, which has sold more than 500,000 copies! About the author: USA Today best-selling author Aileen Erin is half-Irish, half-Mexican, and 100 percent nerd - from Star Wars (prequels don't count) to Star Trek (TNG FTW). Her fans call her stories "jaw dropping", "electrifying", and "a magnet that just keeps pulling until you feel as if you are falling down, down, down right into its world" (Tempest of Books). You can find her at aileenerin.com or on Instagram @aileenerin. About the narrator: Elizabeth Evans is an award-winning narrator whose voice can be heard in more than 150 audiobooks. She specializes in young-adult fantasy and has given voice to the internationally best-selling series Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas and Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Her curiosity and passion for storytelling has led her all over the world.
©2014 Ink Monster LLC (P)2020 Ink Monster Audio
Seventeen-year-old Jonah Daniels has lived in Verona Cove, California, his whole life, and only one thing has ever changed: His father used to be alive, and now he is not. With a mother lost in a deep bout of depression, Jonah and his five siblings struggle to keep up their home and the restaurant their dad left behind. But at the start of summer, a second change rolls in: Vivi Alexander, the new girl in town. Vivi is in love with life. Charming and unfiltered, she refuses to be held down by the medicine she's told should make her feel better. After meeting Jonah, she slides into the Daniels household seamlessly, winning over each sibling with her imagination and gameness. But it's not long before Vivi's zest for life begins to falter. Soon her adventurousness becomes all-out danger seeking. Through each high and low, Vivi and Jonah's love is put to the test...but what happens when love simply isn't enough?
©2016 Emery Lord (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
New York Times best-selling authors Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher are back with the much-anticipated, nail-biting sequel to the New York Times best seller Never, Never. "Never forget that I was your first real kiss. Never forget that you'll be my last. And never stop loving me between all of them. Never stop, Charlie. Never forget." Silas races against time as more truths unravel, while others twist tighter together. And now the stakes are higher as Silas' control slips, and others begin to point fingers. Charlie is in trouble, and he must be the one to bridge the chasm between their past and their present. Because somewhere between "I love yous" and "never nevers" and "never agains", a truth they can't imagine beckons to be found. "Where are you, Charlie?"
©2015 Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
The blue vial gifted by Arron may have granted Ben a reprieve from the Elders, but what is to become of him now? What caused his companion to betray him so viciously? What actually happened on Derek and Sofia's mission with the dragons? Find out these answers and much, much more in A Vial of Life...
©2015 Bella Forrest (P)2019 Tantor
Dark fantasy. Slow-burn romance. Unexpected twists you wont see coming. My memory is lost. Gone. I cant remember my name or magîk. I dont know what happened to our ruler or why the jungle is transforming and becoming even wilder. Who is the guard, and why is he angry? And why do I feel safe with a deadly panthera? Arriving in Pûleêr, I hope to find relief among the magî and, hopefully, some answers. Instead, the laws of nature change before my eyes, and the dangers of the jungle are nothing compared to this twisted utopia. When the panthera leaves, a new magî joins the outpost, and I know he has answers. But what if all of my questions are wrong? As the jungle vines converge and tighten, I begin to wonder.... Was my memory truly lost, or was it stolen? Welcome to the kingdom of Qralî where magic, romance, and mystery tangle amidst the lush fauna and deadly predators of the jungle. If you enjoy fantasy books with unique stories, plot twists that will keep you guessing, and dangerous risks - all in the name of love - be prepared to fall hard. Better clear your schedule first. Scroll up and get this romantic adventure youll never forget! Please note: Due to thematic elements, Stolen is recommended for older young adults and adults. Sensitive listeners should be aware of potential triggers.
©2019 All the Words, LLC (P)2019 All the Words, LLC
Bo Dickinson is a girl with a wild reputation, a deadbeat dad, and a mama who's not exactly sober most of the time. Everyone in town knows the Dickinsons are a bad lot, but Bo doesn't care what anyone thinks. Agnes Atwood has never gone on a date, never even stayed out past 10, and never broken any of her parents' overbearing rules. Rules that are meant to protect their legally blind daughter - protect her from what, Agnes isn't quite sure. Despite everything, Bo and Agnes become best friends. And it's the sort of friendship that runs truer and deeper than anything else. So when Bo shows up in the middle of the night, with police sirens wailing in the distance, desperate to get out of town, Agnes doesn't hesitate to take off with her. But running away and not getting caught will require stealing a car, tracking down Bo's dad, staying ahead of the authorities, and - worst of all - confronting some ugly secrets.
©2016 Kody Keplinger (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
Dark fantasy. Forbidden love. Pulse pounding twists that will steal your breath. After my capture, Im escorted to the capital for my magik to be tested. While I dont know who I am, the magi guards believe Im the kumdars lost bondmate. I know better. What they propose is impossible for two irrefutable reasons. First, my magik is nothing like hers. And second, if my body and soul were mate-bonded, I wouldnt feel this unquenchable desire for my captor. Dragged before the ruthless king, Im forced to participate in a magical trial. His culling of the weak involves tests which are both perverse and brutal. With a magi guard reading my thoughts and the panthera shifter stealing my memories, my sanity teeters on the edge of a precipice. Forced to choose between two brothers, my former enemies become more than allies. Much more. And if theyre right about who I am, my biggest problem isnt that they hate our sovereign - Its that I do too. Return to the kingdom of Qrali where magic, passion, and betrayal tangle amidst the lush flora and deadly predators of the jungle. If you enjoy unique fantasy books, plot-twists that will keep you guessing, and dangerous risks in the name of love, then scroll up and one-click now to continue the romance, adventure, and suspense of the Magi Rising series.
©2019 All the Words, LLC (P)2019 All the Words, LLC
Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies, launched with the summer '04 award-winning best seller Brooklyn Noir. Each book is comprised of all-new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city. For Tel Aviv Noir, Etgar Keret and Assaf Gavron have masterfully assembled some of Israel's top contemporary writers into a compulsively readable collection. From the introduction by Etgar Keret: "In spite of its outwardly warm and polite exterior, Tel Aviv has quite a bit to hide. At any club, most of the people dancing around you to the sounds of a deep-house hit dedicated to peace and love have undergone extensive automatic-weapons training and a hand-grenade tutorial... The workers washing the dishes in the fluorescent-lit kitchen of that same club are Eritrean refugees who have crossed the Egyptian border illegally, along with a group of bedouins smuggling some high-quality hash, which the deejay will soon be smoking on his little podium, right by the busy dance floor filled with drunks, coked-up lawyers, and Ukrainian call girls whose pimp keeps their passports in a safe two streets away. Don't get me wrong - Tel Aviv is a lovely, safe city. Most of the time, for most of its inhabitants. But the stories in this collection describe what happens the rest of the time, to the rest of its inhabitants. From one last cup of coffee at a caf targeted by a suicide bomber, through repeat visits from a Yiddish-speaking ghost, to an organized tour of mythological crime scenes that goes terribly wrong, the stories of Tel Aviv Noir reveal the concealed, scarred face of this city that we love so much." Featuring brand-new stories by: Etgar Keret, Gadi Taub, Lavie Tidhar, Deakla Keydar, Matan Hermoni, Julia Fermentto, Gon Ben Ari, Shimon Adaf, Alex Epstein, Antonio Ungar, Gai Ad, Assaf Gavron, Silje Bekeng, and Yoav Katz.
©2014 Akashic Books (P)2014 Audible Inc.
Maggie learns all about dog racing when an injured greyhound is brought to the clinic. She goes to the track with Dr. Mac and Taryn, the newest Vet Volunteer, to check on the condition of the dogs. It's risky, but it will be worth it if they can save these greyhounds!
©2012 Laurie Halse Anderson (P)2019 Listening Library
Magic marked her for suffering. Magic will save her. Magic will lead her home. On Tempris, time magic is outlawed, and suspected time mages are hunted. Humans are second-class citizens, shunned by the immortal fey that live on the island. They even have a name for their kind: Shardless. Taly is one of the lucky humans. Taken in by a fey noble and his family, she's lived a good life, surrounded by people she loves. But when an accidental brush with magic causes her to see things - ghostly apparitions that give her small glimpses into the future - it has deadly consequences. The Sanctorum has returned to the island, and if they find her, they'll kill her. And anyone that tries to protect her. This includes her best friend, Skye. He was the boy that saved her. The man she knew she could never have. And when he refuses to let her go, their actions might hold the power to reshape the world. An ancient evil is rising, and in order to protect those that she cares for, Taly will have to sacrifice everything. Including her heart. Contains mature themes.
©2019 Stephanie Fisher (P)2019 Tantor
Private investigator Sharon McCone returns in the newest mystery in Marcia Muller's New York Times best-selling series. A knock on the door in the middle of the night. It can only be bad news, and it is: Sharon's father, Elwood, has been the victim of a vicious, racially motivated attack. A nationally recognized Shoshone Indian artist, he'd been visiting Sharon for the holidays, browsing for gifts in San Francisco's exclusive Marina District, when he was set upon by a mob of angry young men. Now Elwood lies in a coma, hovering between life and death. With little progress on the investigation from the overworked, shorthanded police, Sharon resolves to track down Elwood's attackers and bring them to justice herself. But when Sharon starts receiving hate-filled, racist threats, it's clear that Elwood's attackers aren't planning to come quietly....
©2017 Marcia Muller (P)2017 Hachette Audio
In a city full of police controversies, hippie artist punk houses, and overzealous liberals, Portland, Oregon, is a place where even its fiction blurs with its bizarre realities. Brand-new stories by: Gigi Little, Justin Hocking, Christopher Bolton, Jess Walter, Monica Drake, Jamie S. Rich (illustrated by Joelle Jones), Dan DeWeese, Zoe Trope, Luciana Lopez, Karen Karbo, Bill Cameron, Ariel Gore, Floyd Skloot, Megan Kruse, Kimberly Warner-Cohen, and Jonathan Selwood. Editor Kevin Sampsell is a bookstore employee and writer. He is the author of a short story collection, Creamy Bullets (Chiasmus Press), and the upcoming memoir The Suitcase (HarperPerennial, summer 2009). He is also the editor of The Insomniac Reader (Manic D Press) and the publisher of the micropress Future Tense Books.
©2009 Akashic Books (P)2014 Audible Inc.
A new hero will rise.... From the ruins of the final battle, a new hero has emerged. A hero who will take The Shade into unchartered territories. Who will usher in a new world order, in which no predator may ever be safe again. And who will experience and learn to love, like no man has ever done before.... Book your ticket back to The Shade. Download now!
©2015 Bella Forrest (P)2017 Bella Forrest
"That vial of potion may have given me life.... But what kind of life is this?" As we gear up for Ben and River's explosive finale in Book 24, heart-pounding adventure, challenged love, and thrilling discoveries await you in A Fork of Paths....
©2016 Bella Forrest (P)2019 Tantor
Brand-new stories by: Michael Connelly, Janet Fitch, Susan Straight, Hector Tobar, Patt Morrison, Robert Ferrigno, Gary Phillips, Christopher Rice, Naomi Hirahara, Jim Pascoe, Scott Phillips, Diana Wagman, Lienna Silver, Brian Ascalon Roley, and Denise Hamilton. Denise Hamilton writes the Eve Diamond series. Her books have been shortlisted for the Edgar, Macavity, Anthony, and Willa Cather awards. The Los Angeles Times named Last Lullaby a Best Book of 2004, and it was also a USA Today Summer Pick and a finalist for a Southern California Booksellers Association 2004 award. Her fourth Eve Diamond novel, Savage Garden, is a Los Angeles Times best seller and was shortlisted for the Southern California Booksellers Association award for Best Mystery of 2005. The complete list of narrators includes Victor Bevine, Elizabeth Evans, Therese Plummer, David Marantz, Mirron Willis, David Ledoux, LJ Ganser, Christian Rummel, Lauren Fortgang, Vikas Adam, Allyson Johnson, Kathe Mazur, Aaron Landon, Kaleo Griffith, and Johnny Heller.
©2007 Akashic Books?2007 Introduction by Denise Hamilton (P)2014 Audible Inc.
After Sunita's beloved pet cat, Mittens, gets injured on her watch, she wonders if vet work is right for her. She takes an internship at a research lab, but learns that they test on animals and eventually put them to sleep. Sunita loves animals, but can she find a way to work with them without harming them?
©2012 Laurie Halse Anderson (P)2019 Listening Library
A gifted girl. Her missing father. A forbidden sight . . . . The fae are watching. They already suspect Nelay can see them. But as the drought worsens, nine-year-old Nelay must rely more and more on her forbidden sight to keep her family alive. And then the worst happens. Only Nelay's sight will allow her to save her family. With the fae already watching - waiting for Nelay to slip up - she has to be more careful than ever not to reveal herself. Because if the fae realize she can see them, nothing will stop them from claiming her for their dark purpose. Can Nelay keep her forbidden sight hidden long enough to save her family? Or will the fae catch her in their wicked web? Get Of Fire and Ash to find out!
©2014 Amber Argyle (P)2016 Amber Argyle Smith
Jill McCorkle's new collection of 12 short stories is peopled with characters brilliantly like us - flawed, clueless, endearing. These stories are also "animaled" with all manner of mammal, bird, fish, reptile - also flawed and endearing. She asks, what don't humans share with the so-called lesser species? Looking for the answer, she takes us back to her fictional home town of Fulton, North Carolina, to meet a broad range of characters facing up to the double-edged sword life offers hominids. The insight with which McCorkle tells their stories crackles with wit, but also with a deeper - and more forgiving - wisdom than ever before. In "Billy Goats", Fulton's herd of seventh graders cruises the summer nights, peeking into parked cars, maddening the town madman. In "Monkeys", a widow holds her husband's beloved spider monkey close, along with his deepest secrets. In "Dogs", a single mother who works for a veterinarian compares him - unfavorably - with his patients. In "Snakes", a seasoned wife sees what might have been a snake in the grass and decides to step over it. And, in the exquisite final story, "Fish", a grieving daughter remembers her father's empathy for the ugliest of all fishes. The success behind Jill McCorkle's short stories - and her novels - is, as one reviewer noted, her skill as an archaeologist of the absurd, an expert at excavating and examining the comedy of daily life (Richmond Times-Dispatch). Yes, and also the tragedy. The complete list of narrators includes Claire Slemmer, Allyson Johnson, Allison McLemore, Lauren Fortgang, Margaret Daly, Holly Fielding, Elizabeth Evans, and Gabra Zackman.
©2001 Jill McCorkle (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
A powerful priestess. Her handsome smuggler. A bloody war... The king wants her for his bride. But Nelay has no desire to be queen. Not when she can be far more powerful as the High Priestess in the Temple of Fire. Still, she might deign to honor the king's demand request in exchange for rescuing her family from an army lead by the same fae that cursed her years ago. The coward refuses. Fine. Nelay doesn't need his army, and she'd sworn off men besides. There are other ways. Like hiring a smuggler to take her across the unforgiving desert and sneak her behind enemy lines. A smuggler with a penchant for legends and a touch that threatens to melt every hard edge Nelay has honed over the years. She may just have to rethink swearing off men. But as her enemy pommels Nelay's kingdom into submission, she realizes a bigger power is at play than that wielded by mere mortals. Perhaps the only way to save the man she's falling in love with and defeat the fae and is to embrace the curse they gave her. A curse that just might reduce her to ashes. To rise from the ashes, first she must burn. Can Nelay can stand between the cinders of her once-great nation and the vengeance of the Winter Queen? Will she save her family and the man who stole her heart? Listen to Summer Queen to find out!
©2015 Amber Argyle Smith (P)2016 Amber Argyle Smith
Featuring brand-new stories, poems, prose, and graphics by: Lee Child, Joyce Carol Oates, Linda Yablonsky, Jonathan Santlofer, Abraham Rodriguez, Dean Haspiel, Maggie Estep, Bob Holman, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, Amanda Stern, Jan Heller Levi, Josh Gilbert, Edward M. Gmez, Raymond Mungo, Rachel Shteir, Philip Spitzer, and Thad Ziolkowski. From the introduction by Jonathan Santlofer: "Like film, literature has been no stranger to marijuana and hashish, going back to Charles Baudelaire's 1860 Artificial Paradises, in which the French poet not only describes the effects of hashish but postulates it could be an aid in creating an ideal world. The pleasures, pains, and complexities of marijuana are more than hinted at in works by William S. Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Henry Miller, Hunter S. Thompson, and Thomas Pynchon, to name just a few, and I hope this anthology will add to that legacy and keep the flame of pot literature burning bright... "This diverse group of writers, poets, and artists makes it clear that there is no one point of view here. Each of them approaches the idea of marijuana with the sharp eye of an observer, anthropologist, and artist, and expands upon it. Some writing projects are difficult; this one was smooth and mellow and a continual pleasure... I hope you will sit back, relax, and enjoy these wide-ranging tales of the most debated and discussed drug of our time. Though, according to former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, 'That is not a drug, it's a leaf.'"The full list of narrators includes: Scott Brick, Jonathan Santlofer, Elizabeth Evans, Oliver Wyman, Allyson Johnson, Karen White, Kevin Free, Joe Barrett, Christina Delaine, David Ledoux, Johnny Heller, Scott Aiello, Dick Hill, Erin Moon, and Jennifer Van Dyck.
©2013 Akashic Books (P)2014 Audible Inc.
What would you do if your sister was shot and your brother was kidnapped? Melissa Allen knows. It's been six months since the attack at PAR Lab. Melissa, Carrie, and Adam have settled into a semblance of domestic bliss with Heather as their guardian. Things seem too good to be true. Someone has been watching them, taking photos and keeping notes. Someone who seems to know everything about them. Someone who has no problem trying to kill them.
©2015 Jennifer Brozek (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
A healer. Her fellow captive. A deadly bargain... Never bargain with the fae. When the battle moves to the heart of her village, Ilyenna looks into her enemys eyes and sees more than just cunning. There is also lust - lust for power and lust for her. She could escape. If she's willing to take the fae's impossible bargain. Dark magic in exchange for her soul. But she risks losing more than her soul. She would also lose Rone, the man she's been in secretly in love with for years. But as things heat up between Rone and Ilyenna, so does her captor's cruelty. Worse, the feud between clans is merely a distraction from something far worse. With Rone's life in the balance, Ilyenna must decide whether or not to resurrect the power the fairies left behind. But if she embraces that magic, she risks losing herself to its destroying power. Forever. Can Ilyenna save Rone and her people from certain death? Will she keep her humanity or fall prey to the fae's wicked bargains? Listen to Winter Queen to find out!
©2013 Amber Argyle (P)2016 Amber Argyle Smith
The foibles of the people in Jill McCorkles world are so familiar that we want nothing so much as to watch them walk into - and then get out of - life's inevitable traps. Here, in her first collection in eight years, McCorkle collects 11 brand-new stories bristling with her characteristic combination of wit and weight. In honeymoon shoes, mud-covered hunting boots, or glass slippers, all of the women in these stories march to a place of new awareness, in one way or another, transforming their lives. They make mistakes, but they dont waste time hiding behind them. They move on. They are strong. And theyre funny, even when they are sad.These stories are the work of a great storyteller who knows exactly how - and why - to pair pain with laughter.
©2009 Jill McCorkle (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Launched by the summer '04 award-winning best-seller Brooklyn Noir, Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies. Each book is comprised of all-new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book. Brand new stories by: Barry Gifford, Robert Mailer Anderson, Michelle Tea, Peter Plate, Kate Braverman, Domenic Stansberry, David Corbett, Eddie Muller, Alejandro Murguía, Sin Sorracco, Alvin Lu, John Longhi, Will Christopher Baer, Jim Nisbet, and David Henry Sterry. San Francisco Noir lashes out with hard-biting tales exploring the shadowy nether regions of scenic "Baghdad by the Bay". In this superb collection, virtuosos of the genre meet up with the best of SFs literary fiction community to chart a unique psycho-geography for a dark landscape. From inner city boroughs to the outlands, each contributor offers an original story based in a distinct neighborhood. At times brutal, darkly humorous, and revelatory - the stories speak of a hidden San Francisco, a town where the fog is but a prelude to darker realities lingering beneath.
©2005 Akashic Books (P)2014 Audible Inc.
What would you do if you discovered everyone in your house, on your street, and in your town dead? Then discovered you weren't alone and what was out there was hunting you? Melissa Allen knows exactly how it feels. With only a voice on the phone for help, she must stop what is happening before the monsters find her.
©2015 Jennifer Brozek (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
What would you do if you found yourself locked in an underground lab with a murderous alien hunting you? Melissa Allen and her new friends know exactly how it feels. With no help from the outside and time running out, it's up to Melissa to keep herself and the other teens safe. How can she do that when she's not sure who she can trust? Someone in the lab helped that alien escape. Someone human.
©2015 Jennifer Brozek (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
After a number of highly acclaimed New York Times best sellers, including the Delirium trilogy and the standalone novels Before I Fall and Panic, Lauren Oliver returns with a spellbinding tale that confirms her place as one of our finest storytellers. Fueled by the same inspired feel for plot and character that drew readers to Oliver's earlier works, Rooms is a mesmerizing and suspenseful story of guilt, love, and family secrets. Estranged patriarch Richard Walker has died, leaving behind a country house full of rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime. His alienated family - bitter ex-wife Caroline, troubled teenage son Trenton, and unforgiving daughter Minna - have arrived for their inheritance. But the Walkers are not alone. Alice and Sandra, two long-dead and restless ghosts, linger within the house's claustrophobic walls, bound eternally to its physical structure. Jostling for space and memory, they observe the family, trading barbs and reminiscences about their past lives. Though their voices cannot be heard, Alice and Sandra speak through the house itself - in the hiss of the radiator, a creak in the stairs, the dimming of a light bulb. The living and dead are haunted by painful truths that surface with explosive force. When a new ghost appears, and Trenton begins to communicate with her, the spirit and human worlds collide - with cataclysmic results. Elegantly constructed and brilliantly paced, Rooms is an enticing and imaginative ghost story and a searing family drama that is as haunting as it is resonant.
©2014 Laura Schechter (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers
A one-of-a-kind celebration of America's greatest comic strip - and the life lessons it can teach us - from a stellar array of writers and artists Over the span of 50 years, Charles M. Schulz created a comic strip that is one of the indisputable glories of American popular culture - hilarious, poignant, inimitable. Some 20 years after the last strip appeared, the characters Schulz brought to life in Peanuts continue to resonate with millions of fans, their beguiling four-panel adventures and television escapades offering lessons about happiness, friendship, disappointment, childhood, and life itself. In The Peanuts Papers, 33 writers and artists reflect on the deeper truths of Schulzs deceptively simple comic, its impact on their lives and art and on the broader culture. These enchanting, affecting, and often quite personal essays show just how much Peanuts means to its many admirers - and the ways it invites us to ponder, in the words of Sarah Boxer, how to survive and still be a decent human being in an often bewildering world. Featuring essays, memoirs, poems, and two original comic strips, here is the ultimate listener's companion for every Peanuts fan. Featuring: Jill Bialosky Lisa Birnbach Sarah Boxer Jennifer Finney Boylan Ivan Brunetti Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell Rich Cohen Gerald Early Umberto Eco Jonathan Franzen Ira Glass Adam Gopnik David Hajdu Bruce Handy David Kamp Maxine Hong Kingston Chuck Klosterman Peter D. Kramer Jonathan Lethem Rick Moody Ann Patchett Kevin Powell Joe Queenan Nicole Rudick George Saunders Elissa Schappell Janice Shapiro Mona Simpson Leslie Stein Clifford Thompson David L. Ulin Chris Ware PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2019 Literary Classics of the United States, Inc. (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
When Jill McCorkle feels a short story coming on, she goes right ahead and "wastes" wonderful ideas instead of hoarding them for a novel. The result is another extraordinary collection of stories and characters. In "It's a Funeral! RSVP," the storyteller is a woman who takes up self-styled "careers" that suit her circumstances. Now she's stumbled onto one that's so successful that she just can't quit. It's planning funerals, what she calls Going Out Parties, in which the clients are the soon-to-be-deceased themselves. In "Life Prerecorded," perhaps McCorkle's finest short piece to date, the pregnant narrator finds the real meaning of new life by visiting with a very old neighbor who's waiting, too, for his own new life. In these and the rest of the nine stories, Jill McCorkle acts on her penchant for taming the outrageous, humanizing the forbidden, and grounding the hilarious.
©1998 Jill McCorkle (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Regan's brother Liam can't stand the person he is during the day. Like the moon from whom Liam has chosen his female namesake, his true self, Luna, only reveals herself at night. In the secrecy of his basement bedroom Liam transforms himself into the beautiful girl he longs to be, with help from his sister's clothes and makeup. Now, everything is about to change - Luna is preparing to emerge from her cocoon. But are Liam's family and friends ready to welcome Luna into their lives? Compelling and provocative, this is an unforgettable novel about a transgender teen's struggle for self-identity and acceptance.
©2004 Julie Anne Peters (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
They can never be together. The notion is laughable. Humans are inferior, a scourge on the Fae and on the magic passed down to them by angels millennia ago. And if Keen finds himself drawn to the tiny human female, he keeps it to himself. He won't add to the half-breed problem that threatens his people's existence. Reese can't stand Keen. He criticizes her clothing, won't answer a straight question, and is too handsome for her peace of mind .Her entire life, people have pegged Reese for a shallow, ditzy blond. She won't accept the stereotype from the large, arrogant Fae too. But after Keen saves her life, she begins to question what truly lies beneath his stoic demeanor. Forced together, Keen and Reese fight to survive among enemies, and Keen makes choices Reese couldn't have predicted. She glimpses a side of him that is protective and dangerously seductive. But Keen refuses to acknowledge their connection. Until he's faced with the decision to betray his people - or lose Reese forever.
©2016 Jules Barnard (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
Exiled from Canada to Los Angeles, Katy can't believe she is spending the summer with her father - punk name: the Rat - a recovered addict and drummer for the band Suck. Even though Katy feels abandoned by her mom, even though the Rat's place is a mess and he's not like anything she'd call a father, Kathy won't make a fuss. After all, she is a girl who is quiet and polite, a girl who smiles, a girl who is, well, beige. Or is she? From the author of Boy Proof and The Queen of Cool comes an edgy LA novel full of humor, heart, and music. Cover illustrations copyright 2009 by Doug Gray/Getty Images (guitar neck and strings); copyright 2009 by Don Bayley/iStockphoto (top of neck).
©2007 Cecil Castellucci (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
Brand-new stories by: James W. Hall, Barbara Parker, John Dufresne, Paul Levine, Carolina Garcia-Aguilera, Tom Corcoran, Christine Kling, George Tucker, Kevin Allen, Anthony Dale Gagliano, David Beaty, Vicki Hendricks, John Bond, Preston L. Allen, Lynne Barrett, Jeffrey Wehr. From the introduction by Les Standiford: "The truth is that Miami, though naturally lovely, is a frontier town, perched on the border between the known and the rarely before experienced. The poet Richard Hugo once said that the natural place for the writer was on the edge, and 'edge' might well be the definitive word when it comes to this city... We are not only on the edge of the continent, we are to this country what New York was in Ellis Island's heyday, what the West Coast was in the middle of the 20th century. This is where the new arrivals debark these days, and it is no mistake that during the last decade of the last century, commentators as diverse as Joan Didion, David Rieff, and T.D. Allman devoted entire volumes to Miami's role as the harbinger for America's future... But for now, the novel of crime and punishment is the perfect vehicle to convey the spirit and the timbre of this brawling place to a wider world."
©2012 Akashic Books (P)2014 Audible Inc.
Elena Rosales has busted her ass to get into a good college. She's the only one in her family ever to attend, and expectations are high. No pressure. But Elena's got this one in the bag, because she's as dependable as the molecules she studies, as reliable as the chemical reactions that comfort her in their predictability - until they don't. Elena has always wondered why her mother abandoned her on her first birthday. It's not until she turns 18 and her chemistry experiments go berserk that she learns the truth: Her mother wasn't human, and the Fae are willing to harm those Elena loves if she doesn't use her power over the elements to cure them of a deadly disease. Derek, Elena's brooding neighbor, isn't the friendliest guy, but he has access to an off-hours lab and is willing to help Elena create the antivirus. He has his own secrets to keep, and this business Elena is mixed up in could blow his cover. But when Elena and Derek get together, more than chemicals spark fire - and they soon discover just how complicated attraction can get when they find themselves on the other side of the portal, fighting for survival. Lives collide and allegiance and love are tested in Fates Divided.
©2015 Jules Barnard (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
The seven houses of the matriarchal Seaborn have plied the seas of the Fair Isles for centuries, trading among the islands and fending off the attacks by the fearsome Bone Pirate. But suddenly, out of the night sky, a common enemy appears - the Windborn, who come without warning to raid, burn, and kill. Hoping to turn the tide, Shae - the Bone Pirates first mate - enacts a daring plan to fight her way aboard a Windborn vessel. The raid yields a prize - the airships captain who is, to Shaes shock, a man. Together with a reluctant heroine named Bela, they learn the truth of their shared history: the Windborn and Seaborn come from the same people, split apart by blood magick when a race of immortal mechanical men betrayed their human makers. Now, these unlikely allies must make a desperate journey to confront the secrets of the past - and stop the dark magick at its source. Michael Livingston is also the author of Black Crow, White Snow; The Shards of Heaven; and At the End of Babel.
©2020 Michael D. Livingston (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC
Ripped apart by the betrayals of two friends and ensnared by Celestial captors, Julia and Cayne are poised to fulfill their sacrificial role in The Three's return to power. Their Chosen friends will move Hell and Earth to win their freedom, but how will they fight fate when a powerful deity gets the upper hand? The net will come down. Someone will be sacrificed. A dear friend will die. And a Celestial battle will play out on Earth, with everything - and everyone - at stake.
©2012 Ella James (P)2014 Audible Inc.
Expect the unexpected... The penultimate book in Ben and River's story as we move toward the enthralling finale in Book 24.
©2016 Bella Forrest (P)2019 Tantor
With Cayne's fate in the hands of his enemies and Julia spirited away to the covert Stained compound, the two are separated by impenetrable walls and a gulf of unanswered questions. Soon Julia learns the truth about the Stained and the plans they have for her, the compound is attacked, and a new group is running from an unwanted destiny, searching the globe in pursuit of the knowledge that just might save them all.
©2012 Ella James (P)2014 Audible Inc.
After the oracle's prediction of Ben's fate, what options does the Novak have left? Will he attempt to fight his destiny? Can such a battle even be won? Jeramiah still lurks in The Shade like a shadow. Why is he still on the island? Why did he even come in the first place? Prepare for a thrill ride back to The Shade...buy now! Beware of spoilers in the reviews below that are without spoilers alerts!
©2015 Bella Forrest (P)2017 Bella Forrest
Magical fantasy. Romance. Deception. All of my expectations shattered the day my sister fell, and my magic changed. Zivrune, the magi prince Id loved since childhood, didnt become king. My sister didnt heal the land. The two of them didnt become bondmates. For years, I waited in hiding, hoping for the promised rebellion. Instead, the cruel kings guards arrive and leave a trail of bodies in their search for someone. I know who they want. I just dont understand why. To find answers, Im forced to return to Yandari and face my past. But Im not the same girl anymore. Because now I know family doesnt mean fidelity, devotion definitely requires sacrifice, and love? For Zivrune, Ill defy the law, regardless of nature or magic. This coming-of-age fantasy is told in parallel timelines, building up to a shocking reveal that will leave you reeling and breathless. With action, drama, and unexpected turns galore, Betrayed is young adult fantasy that is dark, twisted, and beautiful. Betrayed is the first book in the Magi Rising series and includes the previously released prequel, Fallen, plus an additional 30,000 words for a novel filled with unique magical powers, romantic suspense, and a surprising twist on teen shifter books. Due to thematic elements, Betrayed is intended for mature young adults and up.
©2019 All the Words, LLC (P)2019 All the Words, LLC
The human brain is the most complex object in the known universe. The field of neuroscience has made remarkable strides in recent years in understanding aspects of the brain, yet we still struggle with seemingly fundamental questions about how the brain works. What lessons can we learn from neurosciences successes and failures? What kinds of questions can neuroscience answer, and what will remain out of reach? In The Brain in Context, the bioethicist Jonathan D. Moreno and the neuroscientist Jay Schulkin provide an accessible and thought-provoking account of the evolution of neuroscience and the neuroscience of evolution. They emphasize that the brain is not an isolated organ - it extends into every part of the body and every aspect of human life. Understanding the brain requires studying the environmental, biological, chemical, genetic, and social factors that continue to shape it. Moreno and Schulkin describe todays transformative devices, theories, and methods, including technologies like fMRI and optogenetics as well as massive whole-brain activity maps and the attempt to create a digital simulation of the brain. They show how theorizing about the brain and experimenting with it often go hand in hand, and they raise cautions about unintended consequences of technological interventions. The Brain in Context is a stimulating and even-handed assessment of the scope and limits of what we know about how we think. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2020 Columbia University Press (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Julia has been chosen. While at the Stained compound, she was tapped as The One to win the war against the Nephilim and leashed with an illness that worsens each day she is away from The Three - and her destiny. Determined not to return to the frightening Chosen leaders and desperate to escape her fate, Julia and her friends journey to the Swiss Alps, home of a rogue Chosen clan. In this snowy haven, all hell breaks loose. Someone is traitor. Someone changes sides. Someone is dragged to Hades. A new romance blossoms. An old romance is damned. And The Three will stop at nothing to recover the weapon that will help them regain power.
©2012 Ella James (P)2014 Audible Inc.
From USA Today best-selling author Aileen Erin. Life has been crazy since Tessa McCaide moved to Texas. She's gone from being a normal-ish girl with visions to a superpowered werewolf. She's fought off vampires and broken a nearly unbreakable curse. And she's got a hot mate, Dastien Laurent, to keep her busy. Things are looking up until the full moon ceremony rolls around. Before Tessa can strengthen her bond with Dastien, the local coven crashes the gates, demanding that Tessa - their heir apparent - be returned. If the pack wants to avoid a war with the witches, handing Tessa over is the only option. Tessa doesn't want to cause an all-out fight, but joining a dark magic coven isn't on her to-do list, especially if embracing her magic side means parting with Dastien. When the coven leader tries to control Tessa with dark magic, Tessa realizes she has to dismantle the coven or prepare the pack for war. Either choice will change her life - and her world - forever. "I am in complete love with this book.... It holds a magical combination of fast paced action, mystery, witty dialog, and of course the romance." (Eve, Functioning Insanity) "So I must say, this novel is, without a doubt, wonderful. I felt like an excited Jennifer Lawrence. Happy, giddy, and slightly insane." (The Not So Public Library) It's time to catch up with the Alpha Girls series, which has sold more than 500,000 copies! About the author: USA Today best-selling author Aileen Erin is half-Irish, half-Mexican, and 100 percent nerd - from Star Wars (prequels don't count) to Star Trek (TNG FTW). Her fans call her stories "jaw dropping", "electrifying", and "a magnet that just keeps pulling until you feel as if you are falling down, down, down right into its world" (Tempest of Books). You can find her at aileenerin.com or on Instagram @aileenerin. About the narrator: Elizabeth Evans is an award-winning narrator whose voice can be heard in more than 150 audiobooks. She specializes in young-adult fantasy and has given voice to the internationally best-selling series Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas and Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Her curiosity and passion for storytelling has led her all over the world.
©2014 Ink Monster LLC (P)2020 Ink Monster Audio
To escape punishment, Tera, a maiden healer sold to barbarians, must hide the truth: She has not yet come into her healing powers. Born into a much gentler world, she struggles to survive in a land of savage warlords and their cruel concubines. When ancient prophecies begin to come to pass, can the healer-slave save the realm and awaken the High Lords heart?
©2012, 2015 Dana Marton (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
Seventeen-year-old Julia is finally living the good life. She's traded a hard cot in a Memphis orphanage for her very own room in a perfect little house, on a perfect little street, with a perfect set of parents who picked her to be their daughter. But Julia is hiding a secret - and one fall night, she returns home from a friend's house to find that her secret has found her. Her 'forever home' is ashes. Her parents are dead. And, in the sky above the flames, a winged creature hunts her. The Nephilim King, Samyaza, has taken everything from Cayne. After struggling in the darkness for years to piece together his shattered life, Cayne is finally ready to confront his past and avenge the loss of everything he loved. He tracks Samyaza to a Memphis warehouse, where he winds up flat on his back, in the healing hands of a beautiful, dark-haired girl he doesn't need to know. Unbeknownst to either of them, they are already bound. Cayne's past holds the answers to Julia's future. But what will pose the greatest threat to her? The bounty placed on her head by the leaders of two Celestial realms, or giving her heart to a man who is bound, by birth, to break it?
©2013 Ella James (P)2014 Audible Inc.
What if Hercules wasnt the hero we all thought he was? His daughter Lyssa knows just how cruel he can be. But she has left that life behind, and now, her battered smugglers ship, the Alastor, flies under everyones radar - just how she likes it. The gods have a different plan for her, though. Theyre about to break one of their only rules and grant a worthy hero a chance to win the ultimate prize - immortality. And Lyssa and Hercules are two of the lucky heroes offered the chance to compete. Twelve gods, 12 realms, 12 trials. And for Lyssa, theyre about so much more than an eternal life. Theyre about facing the monster from her past and stopping him from becoming truly untouchable. She never wanted to let the world know that she inherited some of her fathers immense power. But, maybe, its time to show them all. Youve never listened to Greek mythology like this before! This omnibus contains the novels Skies of Olympus, Tides of Olympus, Storms of Olympus, and Fires of Olympus in one complete collection.
©2020 Eliza Raine (P)2020 Eliza Raine
The vision Benjamin had of himself as an infant could hold the answers he desperately seeks. Answers about his past. Answers that are key to solving his dilemma in the present. But perhaps he should stop to consider that not all answers are welcome.
©2015 Bella Forrest (P)2017 Bella Forrest