There are only two ways a human can cross the gates of Bloodstone Institute: as a familiar to one of the Blueblood vampires who attend the elite school or as a snack.Â I'm neither, but I have to get in at all costs. My brother made a big mistake, and now I have to fix it by stealing from the most powerful and cruel vampire to ever come to Bloodstone, Lucca Della Morte. If that wasn't almost suicidal, I need to get it done before the spell concealing my human nature wears off.Â Â But I forget that I'm only pretending to be a vampire. I'm still human and susceptible to Lucca's dangerous allure. His darkness calls to my soul. His savagery makes my blood sing. I'm falling for the dark prince, craving him in a visceral way that's frightening and exciting at the same time.Â If he discovers my secret, he'll destroy me. And yet, I can't help wanting to get closer. I never thought I had a death wish until I met him.Â Contains mature themes.
Â©2020 Michelle Hercules (P)2020 Tantor
"The Last Flight is thoroughly absorbing - not only because of its tantalizing plot and deft pacing, but also because of its unexpected poignancy and its satisfying, if bittersweet, resolution. The characters get under your skin." (The New York Times Book Review)Â Two women. Two flights. One last chance to disappear.Â Â Claire Cook has a perfect life. Married to the scion of a political dynasty, with a Manhattan townhouse and a staff of 10, her surroundings are elegant, her days flawlessly choreographed, and her future auspicious. But behind closed doors, nothing is quite as it seems. That perfect husband has a temper that burns as bright as his promising political career, and he's not above using his staff to track Claire's every move, making sure she's living up to his impossible standards. But what he doesn't know is that Claire has worked for months on a plan to vanish.Â Â A chance meeting in an airport bar brings her together with a woman whose circumstances seem equally dire. Together they make a last-minute decision to switch tickets - Claire taking Eva's flight to Oakland, and Eva traveling to Puerto Rico as Claire. They believe the swap will give each of them the head start they need to begin again somewhere far away. But when the flight to Puerto Rico goes down, Claire realizes it's no longer a head start but a new life. Cut off, out of options, with the news of her death about to explode in the media, Claire will assume Eva's identity, and along with it, the secrets Eva fought so hard to keep hidden.Â Â For fans of Lisa Jewell and Liv Constantine, The Last Flight is the story of two women - both alone, both scared - and one agonizing decision that will change the trajectory of both of their lives.
Â©2020 Julie Clark (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
In the final book of the Barrel House series, Brody Pearson's walls break down. The truth behind his humor, the reason for who he is, and the justification for why Brody is the silent hero to so many will melt hearts while he races to the ends of the earth to mend the one broken heart needing his love the most. Contains mature themes.
Â©2020 Shari J. Ryan (P)2020 Tantor
With the final battle looming, the fate of humanity will be decided. Alex Keener and Elekim will face down Askala, the dark Radaskim Xenomind. But as Askala unleashes her final fury, the road to Ragnarok can only be paved with grit...and lives. In this explosive conclusion to the Wasteland Chronicles series, Alex will rise to the mantle as Elekim...but will it be enough to defeat Askala?
Â©2014 Kyle West (P)2021 Tantor
Catching a killer is dangerous - especially if he lives next door. From the hugely talented author of The Kind Worth Killing comes an exquisitely chilling tale of a young suburban wife with a history of psychological instability whose fears about her new neighbor could lead them both to murder.... Hen and her husband, Lloyd, have settled into a quiet life in a new house outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Hen (short for Henrietta) is an illustrator and works out of a studio nearby and has found the right meds to control her bipolar disorder. Finally, sheâs found some stability and peace.Â But when they meet the neighbors next door, that calm begins to erode as she spots a familiar object displayed on the husbandâs office shelf. The sports trophy looks exactly like one that went missing from the home of a young man who was killed two years ago. Hen knows because sheâs long had a fascination with this unsolved murder - an obsession she doesnât talk about anymore but canât fully shake, either.Â Could her neighbor Matthew be a killer? Or is this the beginning of another psychotic episode like the one she suffered back in college, when she became so consumed with proving a fellow student guilty that she ended up hurting a classmate?Â The more Hen observes Matthew, the more she suspects heâs planning something truly terrifying. Yet no one will believe her. Then one night, when she comes face-to-face with Matthew in a dark parking lot, she realizes he knows sheâs been watching him, that sheâs really on to him; and that this is the beginning of a horrifying nightmare she may not live to escape....
Â©2019 Peter Swanson (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers
Boone Sinclair is a hallmark Diana Palmer hero: tall, strong, and handsome. A businessman and a rancher, Boone had it all...except for Keely Welsh. The first time he spotted her on his property, he was determined not to let her get away from him. The lovely beauty would be his. Every long, tall Texan gets his woman, and this one would not be denied.
Â©2015 Diana Palmer (P)2015 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
Seule au cÅur de la bibliothÃ¨que vaticane, Patricia Escalona, Ã©minente palÃ©ographe, Ã©tudie le Codex Vaticanus, l'un des plus anciens exemplaires de la Bible. Un document aussi sacrÃ© qu'exceptionnel qui causera sa perte : elle est Ã©gorgÃ©e, et un message codÃ© est laissÃ© prÃ¨s de son corps. D'abord suspectÃ©, TomÃ¡s Noronha, historien et cryptologue, finit par apporter son aide Ã Valentina, l'inspectrice chargÃ©e de l'enquÃªte. Alors que les meurtres s'enchaÃ®nent, ils vont devoir plonger dans les mystÃ¨res du livre sacrÃ© pour comprendre les motivations de l'assassin. Une quÃªte de la vÃ©ritÃ© qui va les conduire jusqu'en IsraÃ«l, sur les traces de l'une des plus grandes figures de l'humanitÃ© : le Christ.
Â©2011 / 2013 / 2020 JosÃ© Rodrigues dos Santos / Gradiva PublicaÃ§Ãµes, S.A. Ãditions HervÃ© Chopin, Paris, pour lâÃ©dition en langue franÃ§aise. Traduit par Carlos Batista (P)2020 Lizzie, un dÃ©partement d'Univers Poche, Paris
There are no happy endings for the Princesses of Chaminade High in this short, twisty tale of teenage murder games by the New York Times bestselling author of The School for Good and Evil series. The victims are the most popular girls in school, each murdered and arranged in a grim fairy-tale tableau. To find the killer, rookie detective Callum Pederson has gone undercover where the Princes hold court. Heâs found enough secrets among the bros to bring them in for questioning - but he could very well get lost in the games the Princes play. The Princess Game is part of Faraway, a collection of retold fairy tales that take the happily-ever-after in daring new directions. Whether read or listened to in one sitting, prepare to be charmed, moved, enlightened, and frightened all over again.
Â©2020 Soman Chainani (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
When a group of well-funded people decided years before to prepare for the end of civilization by building impenetrable shelters, they unknowingly left a legacy for a small band of survivors. Hordes of infected dead have swarmed across the world and destroyed civilization. Most of the world's population is dead, yet some people are determined to cling to life and are given a second chance when they learn the secrets of those shelters. A small group of people brought together by chance have survived in a shelter on an island near the coast of South Carolina, but although they are safe, they cannot bring themselves to sit by and wait for all of civilization to die. They are forced to make the hard choices that include leaving the shelter when it is for the good of others. Out of necessity, they make the decision to bring a father and his daughter, Tom and Molly, into their shelter. Not content to simply rescue the pair, they believe it is possible to reunite them with their family in Alabama. Driven by a feeling of moral responsibility to do more than just exist, they set out on a risky quest to accomplish the impossible by traveling through a devastated world.
Â©2016 Bob Howard (P)2020 Tantor
Mason Kade is the dream. He is the promise. He's offering what so many would fantasize about, and it's not that I don't want it/him/us. It's the opposite. There might be ghosts haunting me, but this man who's my soul mate is asking me for forever. How can I say no to someone who already gave me my happily ever after? The last full-length novel for the Fallen Crest Series!
Â©2017 Tijan (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
Ragnarok was only the beginning. Buried in Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado, is the massive Bunker One. Long conquered by the spawn of the xenovirus, it is now the mission of Alex Keener, Samuel Neth, and Makara Angel to find the fallen Bunker, or die trying. Contained within are the mysterious Black Files, which may be the key to stopping the xenovirus before it is too late. But one thousand miles of post-apocalyptic desert stand between the team and their goal, and human hostiles and killer dust storms are the least of their worries. They must make it to Bunker One before the winter snows bury it...and before anyone else can claim the files as their own.
Â©2013 Kyle West (P)2016 Tantor
The award-winning, field-defining history of gay life in New York City in the early to mid-20th century Gay New York brilliantly shatters the myth that before the 1960s gay life existed only in the closet, where gay men were isolated, invisible, and self-hating. Drawing on a rich trove of diaries, legal records, and other unpublished documents, George Chauncey constructs a fascinating portrait of a vibrant, cohesive gay world that is not supposed to have existed. Called "monumental" (Washington Post), "unassailable" (Boston Globe), "brilliant" (The Nation), and "a first-rate book of history" (The New York Times), Gay New York forever changed how we think about the history of gay life in New York City, and beyond. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
Â©2008 George Chauncey (P)2019 Hachette Audio
The Missing Corpse is internationally best-selling author Jean-Luc Bannalec's fourth novel in the Brittany Mystery series. It's picturesque, suspenseful, and the next best thing to a trip to Brittany. Along the picturesque Belon River, home of the world famous oyster beds, between steep cliffs, ominous forests, and the Atlantic Ocean, a stubborn elderly film actress discovers a corpse. By the time Commissaire Dupin arrives at the scene, the body has disappeared. A little while later, he receives a phone call from the mystical hills of Monts d'Arree, where legends of fairies and the devil abound: Another unidentified body has turned up. Dupin quickly realizes this may be his most difficult and confounding case yet, with links to Celtic myths, a sand theft operation, and mysterious ancient druid cults.
Â©2018 Jean-Luc Bannalec; Translation copyright 2019 by Sorcha McDonagh (P)2019 Tantor
Carolina Cold Fury star Garrett Samuelson never wants to miss out on a single minute of fun. Whether he's playing hockey, hanging out with friends, or walking the red carpet with a new date on his arm, he lives every day to the fullest. When he meets Olivia Case, he sees someone who's exactly his type: confident, sexy, and smart. But the more he pursues her, the more Garrett shares a side of himself that other women don't normally get to see. Olivia has been keeping a secret. She's undergoing treatment for some serious medical issues, and she doesn't have time for a relationship with no guarantees - especially one with a hot-as-sin womanizer who won't take no for an answer. But as she gets to know the real Garrett, Olivia can't help falling for him...hard. To reveal the truth would mean risking everything - but you can't score without taking the tough shots.
Â©2015 Sawyer Bennett (P)2015 Tantor
Marek Fabritis is used to delivering blows, not receiving them. But when he gets tipped off by an anonymous email about his ex-girlfriend, the news leaves him ice cold - and it's not because Gracen Moore is getting married to a total jerk. It's the fact that Marek has a three-year-old daughter he never knew about. Now he's going back home, not to play knight in shining armor but to make damn sure that no man takes what's his. For the first time, there might be something more important than hockey. Gracen Moore has always loved Marek. That's why she let him go, so he could pursue a career in the NHL. And that's why she never told him about Lilly. Only now does Gracen realize that she made an unforgivable mistake. But is that any reason for Marek to crash her wedding and make an epic scene? If the spark that still smolders between them is to be trusted, maybe. Still, Gracen's not getting her hopes up. Because she knows better than anyone that appearances aren't always what they seem... Contains mature themes.
Â©2018 Sawyer Bennett (P)2018 Tantor
Deep sea fishers, dolphin researchers, smugglers, and an island shrouded in myth in the middle of the rough Atlantic ocean: Commissaire Dupin had sworn he would never again investigate on the ocean, but his fifth case takes him offshore, off the west coast of Brittany on a beautifully sunny day in June. He lands on the unique Ãle de Sein, populated by more rabbits than people, where the hairdresser arrives by boat and which was formerly inhabited by powerful witches and even the devil himself. In front of this impressive backdrop - between the islands of Molene, Ouessant, and the bay of Douarnenez - Dupin and his team follow a puzzling case that pushes them to their very limits.
Â©2016 Verlag Kiepenheuer & Witch; translation copyright 2020 by Peter Millar (P)2020 Tantor
For the first time, the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower tells the inside story of the data mining and psychological manipulation behind the election of Donald Trump and the Brexit referendum, connecting Facebook, WikiLeaks, Russian intelligence, and international hackers. âMindf*ckÂ demonstrates how digital influence operations, when they converged with the nasty business of politics, managed to hollow out democracies.â (The Washington Post) Named one of the Best Books of the Year by Evening Standard Mindf*ck goes deep inside Cambridge Analyticaâs "American operations", which were driven by Steve Bannonâs vision to remake America and fueled by mysterious billionaire Robert Mercerâs money, as it weaponized and wielded the massive store of data it had harvested on individuals - in excess of 87 million - to disunite the United States and set Americans against each other. Bannon had long sensed that deep within Americaâs soul lurked an explosive tension. Cambridge Analytica had the data to prove it, and in 2016 Bannon had a presidential campaign to use as his proving ground. Christopher Wylie might have seemed an unlikely figure to be at the center of such an operation. Canadian and liberal in his politics, he was only 24 when he got a job with a London firm that worked with the UK Ministry of Defense and was charged putatively with helping to build a team of data scientists to create new tools to identify and combat radical extremism online. In short order, those same military tools were turned to political purposes, and Cambridge Analytica was born. Wylieâs decision to become a whistleblower prompted the largest data-crime investigation in history. His story is both exposÃ© and dire warning about a sudden problem born of very new and powerful capabilities. It has not only laid bare the profound vulnerabilities - and profound carelessness - in the enormous companies that drive the attention economy, it has also exposed the profound vulnerabilities of democracy itself. What happened in 2016 was just a trial run. Ruthless actors are coming for your data, and they want to control what you think.
Â©2019 Christopher Wylie (P)2019 Random House Audio
The stakes have never been higher for Carolina Cold Fury goalie Ryker Evans. With his contract running out, he's got a year left to prove that he's still at the top of his game. And since his wife left him, Ryker has been balancing life as a pro hockey star and a single parent to two daughters. Management is waiting for him to screw up. The fans are ready to pounce. Everybody's taking dirty shots - except for the fiery redhead whose faith in Ryker gives him a fresh start. As the league's only female general manager, Gray Brannon has learned not to mix business with pleasure. And yet even this tough, talented career woman can't help breaking her own rules as she gives Ryker everything she's got. She hopes that their hot streak will last forever, but with Ryker's conniving ex plotting to reclaim her man, the pressure's on Gray to step up and save a tender new love before it's too late.
Â©2015 Sawyer Bennett (P)2015 Tantor
The perfect life. The perfect love. The perfect lie. From the best-selling author of The Girl Before comes a gripping new psychological thriller.... âMind-bending...Delaney takes domestic suspense beyond its comfort zone.â (The New York Times Book Review) Named one of the Best Books of the Year by the New York Public Library â¢ A Cosmopolitan New Must-ReadÂ Abbie awakens in a daze with no memory of who she is or how she landed in this unsettling condition. The man by her side claims to be her husband. Heâs a titan of the tech world, the founder of one of Silicon Valleyâs most innovative start-ups. He tells Abbie that she is a gifted artist, an avid surfer, a loving mother to their young son, and the perfect wife. He says she had a terrible accident five years ago and that, through a huge technological breakthrough, she has been brought back from the abyss. She is a miracle of science. But as Abbie pieces together memories of her marriage, she begins to question her husbandâs motives - and his version of events. Can she trust him when he says he wants them to be together forever? And what really happened to her, half a decade ago? Beware the man who calls you... The Perfect Wife. Praise for The Perfect Wife "A twisty, completely original psychological thriller that grabs you from the start and doesnât let go until the very end." (Karen Cleveland,Â New York TimesÂ best-selling author ofÂ Need to Know) "Seriously, amazingly, awesomely brilliant...speculative fiction mixed up with a mind-bendingly twisty psycho thriller! I devoured it." (C. J. Tudor, author ofÂ The Chalk Man) "A tour de force...The Perfect Wife is a chilling and uniquely disturbing twenty-first-century twist on the unreliable narrator that makes for a compulsive and deeply thought-provoking book.Â It asks troubling questionsÂ about selfhood and âsoulsâ and what makes us human, and plays them out in a compelling psychological thriller." (Cara Hunter, author ofÂ Close to Home)
Â©2019 JP Delaney (P)2019 Random House Audio
For fans of Maggie Stiefvater and Laini Taylor, a perfect storm lies ahead in this riveting fantasy duology opener from award-winning author Elle Cosimano. One cold, crisp night, Jack Sommers was faced with a choice - live forever according to the ancient, magical rules of Gaia, or die.Â Jack chose to live, and in exchange, he became a Winter - an immortal physical embodiment of the season on Earth. Every year, he must hunt the Season who comes before him. Summer kills Spring. Autumn kills Summer. Winter kills Autumn. And Spring kills Winter.Â Jack and Fleur, a Winter and a Spring, fall for each other against all odds. To be together, theyâll have to escape the cycle thatâs been forcing them apart. But their creator wonât let them go without a fight.Â
Â©2020 Elle Cosimano (P)2020 HarperTeen
Sometimes love needs a little help from Mother Nature - and what better time than the holidays to let it snow...and snow...and snow.... STARRY NIGHT * Fern Michaels As the host of a radio program for the lovelorn in Chicago, Jessie Richmond is surprisingly lonely, especially with the holidays approaching. So she decides to make the trek to her uncle's bookstore in rural New York state and hold a speed dating event - only to find herself snowed in - with one very special single.... MISTLETOE AND MIMOSAS * Tara Sheets After years of hard work, real estate agent Layla Gentry has her dream home on Pine Cove Island. She's perfectly content to be on her own. Until her childhood nemesis, Sebastian, comes to town. When a snowstorm and a stranded kitten bring them together on Christmas Eve, Layla discovers he's all grown up - and she may have one more dream left.... MISSING CHRISTMAS * Kate Clayborn It's all work and no play for two longtime friends-turned-business-partners Kristen and Jasper - until an unexpected kiss turns things personal. Will it mean the end of something, or the beginning? With a major contract in the balance, Christmas around the corner, and a lot of unspoken feelings, it may take an unpredictable blizzard in New England to seal the deal....
Â©2019 Kensington Publishing Corporation (compilation copyright) (P)2019 Recorded Books
The old salt farmers have always said that the violet scent of the Fleur de Sel at harvest time on the salt marshes of the Guerande Peninsula has been known to cause hallucinations. Commissaire Dupin also starts to believe this when he's attacked out of the blue in the salt works.Â Â He had actually been looking forward to escaping his endless paperwork and taking a trip to the "white country" between the raging Atlantic Ocean and idyllic rivers. But when he starts snooping around mysterious barrels on behalf of Lilou Breval, a journalist friend, he finds himself unexpectedly under attack. The offender remains a mystery, and a short time later, Breval disappears without a trace. It is thanks to his secretary Nolwenn and the ambition of the prefect that Dupin is assigned to the case. But he won't be working alone, because Sylvaine Rose is the investigator responsible for the department - and she lives up to her name....Â Â Â What's going on in the salt works? Dupin and Rose search feverishly for clues and stumble upon false alibis, massive conflicts of interest, personal feuds - and ancient Breton legends.
Â©2012 Verlag Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Cologne/Germany; Translation copyright 2017 by Sorcha McDonagh (P)2019 Tantor
In The Food and Wine of France, influential food writer Edward Behr investigates French cuisine and what it means, in encounters from Champagne to Provence. He tells the stories of French artisans and chefs who continue to work at the highest level. Many people in and out of France have noted for a long time the slow retreat of French cuisine, concerned that it is losing its important place in the country's culture and in the world culture of food. And yet, as Behr writes, good French food remains very, very delicious. No cuisine is better. The sensuousness is overt. French cooking is generous, both obvious and subtle, simple and complex, rustic and utterly refined. A lot of recent inventive food by comparison is wildly abstract and austere. In the tradition of great food writers, Behr seeks out the best of French food and wine. He shows not only that it is as relevant as ever, but he also challenges us to see that it might become the world's next cutting-edge cuisine. The Food and Wine of France is a remarkable journey of discovery. It is also an investigation into why classical French food is so extraordinarily delicious - and why it will endure.
Â©2016 Edward Behr (P)2016 Tantor
The definitive, stand-alone companion book to the acclaimed documentary - now with 50 plant-based recipes and full-color photos to help you start changing your health for the betterÂ Â Â Thereâs something terribly broken in our industrial food, medical, and pharmaceutical systems. Whatâs going wrong? Can we really avoid the leading causes of death just by changing our diet? Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn, creators of the revolutionary What the Health and the award-winning Cowspiracy documentaries, take listeners on a science-based tour of the hazards posed by consuming animal products - and what happens when we stop.Â Â Â What the Health will guide you on an adventure through this maze of misinformation with the same fresh, engaging approach that made the documentary so popular. Journey with Andersen and Kuhn as they crisscross the country, talking to doctors, dietitians, public health advocates, whistle-blowers, and world-class athletes, to uncover the truth behind the food we eat. With the help of writer Eunice Wong, they empower eaters with knowledge about the lethal entwining of the food, medical, and pharmaceutical industries, and about the corporate web that confuses the public and keeps Americans chronically - and profitably - ill. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
Â©2018 Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Eleven essential classics in one volume This volume is the definitive collection of the best science fiction novellas published between 1929 and 1964, containing 11 great classics. No anthology better captures the birth of science fiction as a literary field.Â Published in 1973 to honor stories that had appeared before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall of Fame introduced tens of thousands of young readers to the wonders of science fiction and was a favorite of libraries across the country.Â This volume contains the following:Â Introduction by Ben BovaÂ Call Me Joe by Poul AndersonÂ Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell Jr. (as Don A. Stuart)Â Nerves by Lester del ReyÂ Universe by Robert A. HeinleinÂ The Marching Morons by C. M. KornbluthÂ Vintage Season by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore (as Lawrence O'Donnell)Â And Then There Were None by Eric Frank RussellÂ The Ballad of Lost C'Mell by Cordwainer SmithÂ Baby Is Three by Theodore SturgeonÂ The Time Machine by H. G. WellsÂ With Folded Hands by Jack Williamson
Â©2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Dark. Mysterious. Gorgeous. Loved by all the girls. Respected by all the guys. As the heir to a billion-dollar empire, Kian Maston's future was promising - until the day he saved my life. Everything changed for both of us, and there was one more word that could be used to describe him: dangerous. The nation fell in love with Kian while falling in hate with me. He was sent to prison, and as far as they were concerned, it was my fault. I was forced to go into hiding until today. Kian's being released from prison, and he should go back to being the golden boy he always was supposed to be. I should remain in hiding, living my life as normal as could be. That's what we should do.... Contains mature themes.
Â©2015 Tijan (P)2016 Tantor
The sequel to the masterpiece All Quiet on the Western Front, The Road Back is a classic novel of the slow return of peace to Europe in the years following World War I.Â After four grueling years, the Great War has finally ended. Now Ernst and the few men left from his company cannot help wondering what will become of them. The town they departed as eager young men seems colder, their homes smaller, the reasons their comrades had to die even more inexplicable. For Ernst and his friends, the road back to peace is more treacherous than they ever imagined. Suffering food shortages, political unrest, and a broken heart, Ernst undergoes a crisis that teaches him what there is to live for - and what he has that no one can ever take away.
Â©1958 Erich Maria Remarque (P)2018 Recorded Books
"Fiendish good fun." (Anthony Horowitz) From the hugely talented author of Before She Knew Him comes a chilling tale of psychological suspense and an homage to the thriller genre tailor-made for fans: the story of a bookseller who finds himself at the center of an FBI investigation because a very clever killer has started using his list of fictionâs most ingenious murders. Years ago, bookseller and mystery aficionado Malcolm Kershaw compiled a list of the genreâs most unsolvable murders, those that are almost impossible to crack - which he titled "Eight Perfect Murders" - chosen from among the best of the best including Agatha Christieâs ABC Murders, Patricia Highsmithâs Strangers on a Train, Ira Levinâs Death Trap, A. A. Milne's Red House Mystery, Anthony Berkeley Cox's Malice Aforethought, James M. Cain's Double Indemnity, John D. Macdonald's The Drowner, and Donna Tartt's A Secret History.Â But no one is more surprised than Mal, now the owner of the Old Devils Bookstore in Boston, when an FBI agent comes knocking on his door one snowy day in February. Sheâs looking for information about a series of unsolved murders that look eerily similar to the killings on Malâs old list. And the FBI agent isnât the only one interested in this bookseller who spends almost every night at home reading. There is killer is out there, watching his every move - a diabolical threat who knows way too much about Malâs personal history, especially the secrets heâs never told anyone, even his recently deceased wife.Â To protect himself, Mal begins looking into possible suspects...and sees a killer in everyone around him. But Mal doesnât count on the investigation leaving a trail of death in its wake. Suddenly, a series of shocking twists leaves more victims dead - and the noose around Malâs neck grows so tight he might never escape.
Â©2020 Peter Swanson (P)2020 HarperAudio
Best-selling author and world-renowned chef David Lebovitz continues to mine the rich subject of his evolving expat life in Paris, using his perplexing experiences in apartment renovation as a launching point for stories about French culture, food, and what it means to revamp one's life. Includes dozens of new recipes.Â When David Lebovitz began the project of updating his apartment in his adopted home city, he never imagined he would encounter so much inexplicable red tape while contending with perplexing work ethic and hours. Lebovitz maintains his distinctive sense of humor with the help of his partner, Romain, peppering this renovation story with recipes from his Paris kitchen. In the midst of it all, he reveals the adventure that accompanies carving out a place for yourself in a foreign country - under baffling conditions - while never losing sight of the magic that inspired him to move to the City of Light many years ago and to truly make his home there.Â
Â©2017 David Lebovitz (P)2017 Random House Audio
New York Times best-selling author Gordon Korman harkens back to his No More Dead Dogs days in this stand-alone that takes a tone more serious than you've ever heard from him before. A boy who's been a bully and hanging out with the wrong friends gets a new start after a memory-loss-inducing accident. But can someone really change who he is, or will the old him merely come back over time?
Â©2017 Gordon Korman (P)2017 Recorded Books
These actors are going to steal more than the show.Â This full-cast audiobook, featuring 11 different voice actors, and narrated by Hillary Huber, take on the roles of the Tandem Players, a group of community theater actors that love their community theater almost as much as they love the sweet old landlady who gave them a home to perform their plays in over the years. But when she passes away, and the will that was to leave the Broadtown Theater to the acting troupe disappears, they donât even have time to mourn their loss. Her son comes in like a wrecking ball, brandishing a 20-year-old will and an ultimatum: leave, or be buried under the rubble when he has the place demolished.Â The ragtag group of actors - a street magician, a former stuntwoman, an IT student, an FX specialist, a leading man, and their stage manager - will have to pool their talents and steal the will back. And theyâll have to act fast, because the next wrecking ball that swings in is going to be a real one.
Â©2021 Jordan Riley Swan (P)2021 Jordan Riley Swan
Forget everything you know about reality. The quantum world doesn't play by those rules.Â Daniel Rice is a government science investigator whose specialty is solving seemingly intractable problems through scientific inquiry.Â But Daniel's intellectual strength is sorely tested by the bizarre realities he finds in the quantum world. Extra dimensions of space trap the unwary, probability replaces cause and effect, and time isn't what anyone imagined. The other side of the mirror is a place full of dangers, but it's also somewhere a dedicated scientist can uncover secrets that connect humans with something greater.
Â©2017, 2018, 2019 Douglas Phillips (P)2020 Tantor
Returning to town after a weekend on their ranch in Montana, James and Connor Andderson learn firsthand that the dead are coming back to life. As the nation succumbs to an outbreak unlike anything ever seen, the brothers must gather their supplies and set out on a road trip to save their parents from a fate worse than death itself. Their naÃ¯ve optimism quickly fades, and the choices they confront will leave them scarred for life.Â Â Meanwhile, Emmett Wolfe, along with his daughter and ex-wife, leave Texas bound for a safe haven in Alaska. Along the way, they rescue a mysterious young woman from a shopping mall.Â Â Tank finds himself amidst a group of survivors heading north, but their convoy is stopped dead in its tracks when they're ambushed by a gang of ruthless killers. Escaping the attack, Tank and two others are hunted through Wyoming by the bloodthirsty Reclaimers.Â Â Â As the virus spreads across America, the remaining survivors must band together to fight not only the walking dead, but the living as well. Their journey to the Alaskan wilderness is met with constant hardship, betrayal, and death. But as the world crumbles around them, they will come to realize they cannot lose what makes them human.
Â©2017 Joshua C. Chadd (Outbreak); copyright 2017 by Joshua C. Chadd (Battleborn); copyright 2018 by Joshua C. Chadd (Wolf Pack); copyright 2018 by Joshua C. Chadd (Bad Company); copyright 2019 by Joshua C. Chadd (Last Hope) (P)2020 Tantor
"Only Katy Simpson Smith could have written a novel of such elegance, emotional power, and grace. The Everlasting, a quadruple love story spanning two millennia, is no less than the story of love itself - its frustrations and thrills, its blunders and transcendent glories. Meraviglioso." (Nathaniel Rich, author of King Zeno) From a supremely talented author comes this brilliant and inventive novel, set in Rome in four different centuries, that explores love in all its various incarnations and ponders elemental questions of good and evil, obedience and free will that connect four unforgettable lives.Â Spanning 2,000 years, The Everlasting follows four characters whose struggles resonate across the centuries: an early Christian child martyr; a medieval monk on crypt duty in a church; a Medici princess of Moorish descent; and a contemporary field biologist conducting an illicit affair.Â Outsiders to a city layered and dense with history, this quartet separated by time grapple with the physicality of bodies, the necessity for sacrifice, and the power of love to sustain and challenge faith. Their small rebellions are witnessed and provoked by an omniscient, time-traveling Satan, who, though incorporeal, nonetheless suffers from a heart in search of repair.Â As their dramas unfold amid the brick, marble, and ghosts of Rome, they each must decide what it means to be good. Twelve-year old Prisca defiles the scrolls of her fatherâs library. Felix, a holy man, watches his friendâs body decay and is reminded of the first boy he loved passionately. Giulia deâ Medici, a beauty with dark skin and limitless wealth, wants to deliver herself from her unborn child. Tom, an American biologist studying the lives of the smallest creatures, cannot pinpoint when his own marriage began to die. As each of these conflicted people struggles with forces they cannot control, their circumstances raise a profound and timeless question at the heart of faith: What is our duty to each other, and what will God forgive?
Â©2020 Katy Simpson Smith (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
No one plays like Reed Olson, whether it's hockey season or not. After back-to-back NHL championships, he's craving a little R&R. Reed leans to a specific type - blond, busty, and interested - and fortunately he has a little black book full of options. So why is it he can't stop dreaming about the new girl who just moved in next door? A certified brainiac, she seems to want nothing to do with the hard-bodied athlete. Josie Ives desperately needs something her celebrity neighbor obviously doesn't: solitude. Reed is everything she imagined - a little too good-looking, with a body that puts Greek gods to shame. But she didn't expect he would also be funny and charming. Josie knows she's the opposite of his type, and that's fine with her. Still, the chemistry between them is undeniable. Their newfound friendship certainly has its benefits, but she's starting to wonder if opposites really do attract. Contains mature themes.
Â©2018 Sawyer Bennett (P)2018 Tantor
A notable contribution to our understanding of ourselves. This audiobook explores the realm of human behavior in social situations and the way that we appear to others.Â Dr. Goffman uses the metaphor of theatrical performance as a framework. Each person in everyday social intercourse presents himself and his activity to others, attempts to guide and control the impressions they form of him, and employs certain techniques in order to sustain his performance, just as an actor presents a character to an audience.Â The discussions of these social techniques offered here are based upon detailed research and observation of social customs in many regions.
Â©1956 Erving Goffman (P)2020 Random House Audio
From South America to Holland to Nepal - a new journey in the company of Paulo Coelho, best-selling author of The Alchemist. Drawing on the rich experience of his own life, best-selling author Paulo Coelho takes us back in time to relive the dreams of a generation that longed for peace. In Hippie, he tells the story of Paulo, a young, skinny Brazilian man with a goatee and long, flowing hair, who dreams of becoming a writer, and Karla, a Dutch woman in her 20s who has been waiting to find a companion to accompany her on the fabled hippie trail to Nepal.Â After meeting each other in Amsterdam, she convinces Paulo to join her on a trip aboard the Magic Bus that travels from Amsterdam to Istanbul, and across Central Asia to Kathmandu. As they embark on this journey together, Paulo and Karla explore a love affair that awakens them on every level and leads to choices and decisions that will set the course for their lives thereafter.Â
Â©2018 Paulo Coelho (P)2018 Random House Audio
Gamer vs Player. Some girls have a dream guy, but Suzie's ideal boyfriend is totally real. Heâs just...virtual. Suzie doesn't need to see her online gaming buddy to know that heâs her perfect match. The problem lies in reality, AKA high school. Ever since a humiliating photo of her surfaced on the first day of senior year, she hasn't been able to escape the attention of Luke Warner, the hottie player who's apparently made it his mission to annoy her. Now that they're paired together in a programming contest there's no way she can avoid him...or their chemistry. His unexpected kisses might be earth shattering, but heâs soÂ notÂ her type. Luke's got a secret, and it's one that could change everything between him and his new computer science partner. Suzie thinks he doesnât know her at all, and she seems convinced that she doesnât like him. But what if she knew that he was her online BFF? That would change everything. But will sharing his secret bring them together or tear them apart?
Â©2019 Maggie Dallen (P)2019 Maggie Dallen
It's been years since my mother was in my life. I healed. I learned to accept love. I lived. That's all done. She was away, and now she's back. I avoided her for a year and a half, but I couldn't hide anymore. Mason had an internship in Fallen Crest, so we headed back for the summer. And when we got there - no one was prepared for what happened.
Â©2017 Tijan (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
Two brothers learn of the apocalypse after being out of touch for a few days. Returning to town, they learn first-hand, the dead are coming back to life with a taste for flesh. With their parents in Nebraska they must embark on a journey to rescue them as they set into motion their zombie apocalypse plan. But they'll see not all is fun and games as they realize it is nothing like they imagined it would be. Can they make it in time to save their parents from a fate worse than death? Emmett Wolfe has been preparing for this day for years, but still cannot believe it is happening. An infection unlike any other has begun to spread across America and the world as he knows it is coming to an end. He must rescue his daughter and ex-wife and transport them to a safe location. But nowhere is safe anymore....
Â©2017 Joshua C. Chadd (P)2018 Tantor
The ice is a cold mistress. As the league's most eligible goalie, Max Fournier has access to his fair share of willing puck bunnies, but right now he's more interested in bringing home another championship than a one-night stand. A romantic at heart, Max believes in love; he's just not great at relationships. So when he finally meets a nice girl who's not blinded by his celebrity, he's feeling the heat - and the pressure to save her from herself. Between working two jobs and raising her sister's kids, Julianne Bradley doesn't have time for sports - or men. All she knows about Max is that he's the sexiest customer to ever grace her gas station counter. And he sees past her tired eyes and makes Jules yearn for things she can't have: a glamorous fling, a passionate lover, and the time to enjoy both. Max makes her feel like Cinderella, even though Jules has enough baggage to crush a glass slipper. Luckily, he's no prince - only a fierce competitor determined to win her heart.
Â©2016 Sawyer Bennett (P)2016 Tantor
The fascinating and little-known story of the Louvre, from its inception as a humble fortress to its transformation into the palatial residence of the kings of France and then into the world's greatest art museum More than 7,000 years ago, men and women camped on a spot called le Louvre for reasons unknown; a clay quarry and a vineyard supported a society there in the first centuries AD. A thousand years later, King Philippe Auguste of France constructed a fortress there in 1191, just outside the walls of a city far smaller than the Paris we know today.Â Intended to protect the capital against English soldiers stationed in Normandy, the fortress became a royal residence under Charles V two centuries later, and then the monarchy's principal residence under the great Renaissance king FranÃ§ois I in 1546. It remained so until 1682, when Louis XIV moved his entire court to Versailles. Thereafter the fortunes of the Louvre languished until the tumultuous days of the French Revolution when, during the Reign of Terror in 1793, it first opened its doors to display the nation's treasures.Â Ever since - through the Napoleonic era, the Commune, two World Wars, to the present - the Louvre has been a witness to French history, and expanded to become home to a legendary collection, including such masterpieces as the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo.
Â©2020 James Gardner (P)2020 Tantor
After surviving Mistress Navaâs wrath, Elorion is banished from Sanctuary and everything he holds dear. He finds himself on an impossible quest to retrieve something from Lord Dariusâs vault for the Head Mistress in hopes of bringing everyone back together.
Â©2020 Apollos Thorne (P)2020 Podium Audio
Mason Kade is not known to be nice. He is ruthless, manipulative, and unforgiving. Most will say that he is a jerk, and he is to those that cross him or cross his loved ones. However, he does not want to be who he is. He does not enjoy hurting others, but there is no limit to the lengths he will go to protect himself and his brother. This is the story of how he came to be, and this is why so many love Mason Kade. This is a story of a destroyed family and the effects it had on a son.
Â©2014 Tijan (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
Faldistoireâs grandfather thinks heâs a ghost. Sylvieâs mother reads Tarot and summons storm clouds to mete her witchâs justice. Behind his Dad-of-the-Year demeanor, SÃ©bastienâs father hides dark designs. Itâs Croustineâs grandfather who makes the boy a pair of slippers from the dead family dog, but itâs his dad, the uncannily named Kevin Lambert, who always seems to be nearby when tragedy strikes, and in the cemetery, under the expressionless gazes of toads, small graves are continuously being dug: Chicoutimi, Quebec, is a dangerous place for children.Â But these young victims of rape, accidental violence, and senseless murder keep coming back. They return to school, discover their sexualities, keep tabs on grown-up sins - and plot their apocalyptic revenge.Â Surreal and darkly comic, the debut novel by Kevin Lambert, one of the most celebrated and controversial writers to come out of Quebec in recent memory, takes the adult world to task - and then takes revenge.
Â©2020 Kevin Lambert and Donald Winkler (P)2021 Recorded Books Inc.
Everyone knew time travel was impossible. Then reality intruded.Â A dying man stumbles into a police station and collapses. In his fist is a mysterious coin with strange markings. He tells the police he's from the future, and when they uncover the coin's hidden message, they're inclined to believe him.Â Daniel Rice never asked for fame, but his key role in Earth's first contact with an alien civilization thrust him into a social arena where any crackpot might take aim. When the FBI arrives at his door and predictions of the future start coming true, Daniel is dragged into a mission to save the world from nuclear holocaust. To succeed, he'll need to exploit cobbled-together alien technology to peer into a world 30 years beyond his own.Â The third book of the Quantum series goes far beyond extra dimensions of space to expose the curious paradoxes of time in a wild ride along the edges of scientific knowledge.
Â©2019 Douglas Phillips (P)2019 Tantor
From the author of the Amazon number-one best-selling novel The Air He Breathes comes the next book in the Elements series. Complete standalone! There once was a boy, and I loved him. Logan Francis Silverstone and I were complete opposites. I danced, and he stood still. He was quiet while I ran my mouth. He struggled to find a smile, and I refused to frown. The night I saw the darkness that truly lived inside of him, I couldn't look away. We were broken together yet somehow whole. We were wrong together but always right. We were the stars that burned across the night sky, searching for a wish, praying for better tomorrows. Until the day I lost him. He threw us away with one hasty decision - a decision that changed us forever. There once was a boy, and I loved him. And for a few breaths, a few whispers, a few moments, I think he loved me, too.
Â©2016 Brittainy C. Cherry (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
A remarkable multigenerational novel, The Border of Paradise transports listeners into the world of an iconoclastic midcentury family.
In booming postwar Brooklyn, the Nowak Piano Company is an American success story. There is just one problem: the Nowakâs only son, David. A handsome kid and shy like his mother, David struggles with neuroses. If not for his only friend, Marianne, Davidâs life would be intolerable. When David inherits the piano company at just 18 and Marianne breaks things off, David sells the company and travels around the world. In Taiwan, his life changes when he meets the daughter of a local madame - beautiful, sharp-tongued Daisy. Returning to the United States, the couple (and newborn son) buy an isolated country house in Northern Californiaâs Polk Valley.
As David's mental health deteriorates, he has a brief affair with Marianne, producing a daughter. When Marianne appears at their doorstep, the couple's fateful decision to take the child as their own determines a tragic course of events for the entire family. Told from multiple perspectives, The Border of Paradise culminates in heartrending fashion, as the young heirs to the Nowak fortune must confront their past and the tragic reality of their future.
Â©2016 EsmÃ© Weijun Wang (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
As one of the league's toughest enforcers, Van Turner is ruthless on the ice. He plays hard because it's the only way to channel the rage boiling inside, and a reputation as an A-hole is better than everyone knowing the truth. Van has spent his entire life running from a secret that's kept him from getting involved in relationships-or accepting lucrative deals with East Coast teams. Then the Carolina Cold Fury makes him an offer he can't refuse...and Van meets a woman he can't resist. Simone Fournier is the stubborn one in her family - and that's saying something, considering her brothers are two of the Cold Fury's biggest stars. Simone gets what she wants, and what she wants is Van. Still, there's a part of him Simone can't reach, no matter how hard she tries. In private, he's all fire and passion. In public, he freezes her out. Van may want to push her away, but Simone won't let him go that easily. Because this time, she's playing for keeps. Contains mature themes.
Â©2017 Sawyer Bennett (P)2017 Tantor
Samantha, Mason, and Logan are all together and united with one common enemy: Park Sebastian, the king of fraternity douchebags. With professional football scouts eyeing his every move, Mason Kade has to walk the line for the first time in his life. Any move he makes against Sebastian has to be perfect and under the radar. One mistake, and his career is over. Sebastian has other plans. Mason's career isn't his target - not even close. Wanting to destroy Mason completely, Sebastian knows that he must hit him where it hurts the most: Samantha, who doesn't give a rat's ass that she's the target. Sam is bound and determined to protect Mason herself, no matter the cost, but what if the cost is beyond her imagination? What if, this time, the villain wins?
Â©2015 Tijan (P)2015 Tantor
The first book in a witty, suspenseful new trilogy about a brilliant new crime-solving duo: the teen descendants of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. This clever detective yarn will appeal to fans of Maureen Johnson and Ally Carter.Â Jamie Watson has always been intrigued by Charlotte Holmes; after all, their great-great-great-grandfathers were one of the most infamous pairs in history. But the Holmes family has always been odd, and Charlotte is no exception. She's inherited Sherlock's volatility and some of his vices - and when Jamie and Charlotte end up at the same Connecticut boarding school, Charlotte makes it clear she's not looking for friends.Â But when a student they both have a history with dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Danger is mounting, and nowhere is safe - and the only people they can trust are each other. This production includes a bonus excerpt from The Last of August, the second audiobook in Brittany Cavallaroâs Charlotte Holmes Series.
Â©2016 Brittany Cavallaro (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
From D-Day to the Battle of the Bulge and more, here is the authorized biography of one of the most celebrated paratroopers of Easy Company, Sergeant Shifty Powers, the legendary sharpshooter from the Band of Brothers. As a boy, Darrell "Shifty" Powers' goal was to become the best rifle shot he could be. His father trained him to listen to the woods, to "see" without his eyes. Little did Shifty know his finely tuned skills would one day save his life - and the lives of his fellow paratroopers. As one of the original men who trained at Camp Toccoa, Georgia, Shifty was one out of only two soldiers in Easy Company to initially earn the coveted expert marksman designation. He parachuted into France on D-day and fought for a month in Normandy; 80 days in Holland; 39 in the harshly cold winter of Bastogne; and for nearly 30 more near Haguenau, France, and the Ruhr pocket in Germany. Shifty's War is a tale of heroism and adventure, of a soldier's blood-filled days fighting his way from the shores of France to the heartland of Germany, and the epic story of how one man's skills as a sharpshooter propelled him to a life greater than he could have ever imagined.
Â©2011 Marcus Brotherton (P)2020 Tantor
In the explosive conclusion to theÂ New York TimesÂ best-selling Charlotte Holmes series, Holmes and Watson think theyâre finally in the clear after graduating from Sherringford...but danger awaits in the hallowed halls of Oxford. Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson finally have a chance to start over. With all the freedom their precollege summer program provides and no one on their tail, the only mystery they need to solve, once and for all, is what they are to each other. Â But upon their arrival at Oxford, Charlotte is immediately drawn into a new case: a series of accidents befell the theater program at Oxford last year, culminating in a young woman going missing on the night of a major performance. The mystery has gone unsolved; the case is cold. And no one - least of all the girlâs peculiar, close-knit group of friends - is talking.Â When Watson and Holmes join the theater program, the âaccidentsâ start anew, giving them no choice but to throw themselves into the case. But as the complicated lines of friendship, love, and loyalty blur, time is running out - and tragedy waits in the wings.Â
Â©2019 Brittany Cavallaro (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers
Sam's first day at Fallen Crest Public doesn't go well. Some girls want to be her. Some girls want to destroy her. And some just don't like her. All in all, despite being protected by Mason and Logan, it's still only the strong who survive. Sam will not only have to survive, she will need to learn how to conquer, too. But there's another battle growing. Things are about to come to a disastrous end between the towns of Roussou and Fallen Crest. Sam's other main dilemma? Keeping Mason and Logan from getting arrested or hospitalized.
Â©2013 Tijan Meyer (P)2014 Tantor
Time is running out for humanity to defeat the encroaching forces of the Radaskim. As settlements fall and the Great Blight spreads, it falls on the New Angels to unite disparate factions before it is too late. But the dark Xenomind, Askala, has her own plans to end humanity before that can ever happen, and only the greatest sacrifice can stop her from achieving her aims....
Â©2014 Kyle West (P)2021 Tantor
Set on the coast of South Carolina, an unknown infection has caused people to die and come back to life as reanimated corpses, attacking any living person. This is the story of the survival of one man who was the benefactor of a shelter that helped him to live through the onslaught of the infected dead. Beginning with the initial days of the apocalypse, Ed Jackson watches the world die from the safety of his shelter, but there are others who are also trying to stay alive as they seek refuge. He must decide who he will take into his shelter and who he will reject, and those decisions will help him to form the bonds he did not have even before the end of the world. He and his new friends are faced with the dangers of the dead world as they are forced to leave the safest shelter anyone could possibly have in order to do more than simply exist in a zombie-infested world.
Â©2016 Bob Howard (P)2019 Tantor
A chilling collection of psychological suspense and literary horror from the multiple award-winning author of the national best seller The Cabin at the End of the World and A Head Full of Ghosts. A masterful anthology featuring 19 pieces of short fiction, Growing Things and Other StoriesÂ is an exciting glimpse into Paul Tremblayâs fantastically fertile imagination. In âThe Teacherâ, a Bram Stoker Award nominee for best short story, a student is forced to watch a disturbing video that will haunt and torment her and her classmatesâ lives.Â Four men rob a pawn shop at gunpoint only to vanish, one by one, as they speed away from the crime scene in âThe Getawayâ. In âSwim Wants to Know If Itâs as Bad as Swim Thinksâ, a meth addict kidnaps her daughter from her estranged mother as their town is terrorized by a giant monster...or not. Joining these haunting works are stories linked to Tremblayâs previous novels. The tour de force metafictional novella Notes from the Dog Walkers deconstructs horror and publishing, possibly bringing in a character from A Head Full of Ghosts, all while serving as a prequel to Disappearance at Devilâs Rock. âThe Thirteenth Templeâ follows another character from A Head Full of Ghosts - Merry, who has published a tell-all memoir written years after the events of the novel. And the title story, âGrowing Thingsâ, a shivery tale loosely shared between the sisters in A Head Full of Ghosts, is told here in full. From global catastrophe to the demons inside our heads, Tremblay illuminates our primal fears and darkest dreams in startlingly original fiction that leaves us unmoored. As he lowers the sky and yanks the ground from beneath our feet, we are compelled to contemplate the darkness inside our own hearts and minds.
Â©2019 Paul Tremblay (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers
Best-selling author Katie McGarryâs trademark wrong-side-of-the-tracks romance is given a new twist in the gritty YA contemporary audiobook, Only a Breath Apart. Â They say your destiny is carved in stone. But some destinies are meant to be broken.Â Â The only curse Jesse Lachlin believes in is his grandmotherâs will: In order to inherit his family farm, he must win the approval of his childhood best friend, the girl he froze out his freshman year.Â Â A fortune-teller tells Scarlett she's psychic, but what is real is Scarlettâs fatherâs controlling attitude and the dark secrets at home. She may be able to escape, but only if she can rely on the one boy who broke her heart.Â Â Each midnight meeting pushes Jesse and Scarlett to confront their secrets and their feelings, but as love blooms, the curse rears its ugly head.... Praise for Only a Breath Apart:Â "A gorgeous, heartfelt journey of redemption and love." (New York Times best-selling author Wendy Higgins) "Gritty and real, Only a Breath Apart is a story of hope conjured from pain, strength drawn from innocence, and love earned from self-respect. Beautiful, poignant, and fierce.â (Kristen Simmons, critically acclaimed author of the Article 5 series)
Â©2019 Katie McGarry (P)2019 Macmillan Audio
The acclaimed author of Ms. Bixbyâs Last Day and Posted returns with an unforgettable tale of love and laughter, of fathers and sons, of what family truly means, and of the ways in which we sometimes need to lose something in order to find ourselves. Rion Kwirk comes from a rather odd family. His mother named him and his sisters after her favorite constellations, and his father makes funky-flavored jellybeans for a living. One sister acts as if sheâs always on stage, and the other is a walking dictionary. But no one in the family is more odd than Rionâs grandfather, Papa Kwirk.Â Heâs the kind of guy who shows up on his motorcycle only on holidays handing out crossbows and stuffed squirrels as presents. Rion has always been fascinated by Papa Kwirk, especially as his son - Rionâs father - is the complete opposite. Where Dad is predictable, nerdy,Â and reassuringly boring, Papa Kwirk is mysterious, dangerous, and cool.Â Which is why, whenÂ Rion and his family learn of Papa Kwirkâs death and pile into the car to attend his funeral and pay their respects, Rion canât help but feel that thatâs not the end of his story. That thereâs so much more to Papa Kwirk to discover. He doesnât know how right he is.
Â©2019 John David Anderson (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers
Perfect for fans of Holly Black and Victoria Schwab, this is the stunning conclusion to a lush, high-stakes fantasy duology, the first book of which New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Armentrout called âflawless and addictiveâ. As immortal Seasons, Jack and Fleur wielded powerful magic in their roles as a Winter and a Spring. Yet there wasnât magic strong enough to keep them apart, and they risked everything for their love, for the freedom to live their lives as they choose - together. That choice came at a cost, and Jack had to sacrifice his Winter magic - and his immortality. Although heâd do anything for Fleur, he canât deny the emptiness heâs felt since. And the world they thought they left behind is still dealing with the fallout of the battle. With Professor Lyon as the new Chronos, Seasons are free to do as they please. But not everyone is happy with the change in leadership. When an old enemy seeks revenge, immense magic runs wild and unchecked, creating chaos everywhere. Thrust into the middle of a new war, Jack and Fleur are again forced to choose between their freedom and saving the world from the storm.Â
Â©2021 Elle Cosimano (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers
An autobiographical novel about growing up gay in a working-class town in Picardy. "Every morning in the bathroom I would repeat the same phrase to myself over and over again... Today I'm really gonna be a tough guy." Growing up in a poor village in northern France, all Eddy Bellegueule wanted was to be a man in the eyes of his family and neighbors. But from childhood, he was different - "girlish," intellectually precocious, and attracted to other men. Already translated into twenty languages, The End of Eddy captures the violence and desperation of life in a French factory town. It is also a sensitive, universal portrait of boyhood and sexual awakening. Like Karl Ove Knausgaard or Edmund White, Ãdouard Louis writes from his own undisguised experience, but he writes with an openness and a compassionate intelligence that are all his own. The result - a critical and popular triumph - has made him the most celebrated French writer of his generation.
Â©2014 Ãditions du Seuil (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Translation Â© 2017 by Michael Lucey.
Full of imagination, wit, and random sh*t flying through the air, this insane adventure from an irreverent new voice will blow your tiny mind. For Teagan Frost, sh*t just got real. Teagan Frost is having a hard time keeping it together. Sure, she's got telekinetic powers - a skill that the government is all too happy to make use of, sending her on secret break-in missions that no ordinary human could carry out. But all she really wants to do is kick back, have a beer, and pretend she's normal for once. But then a body turns up at the site of her last job - murdered in a way that only someone like Teagan could have pulled off. She's got 24 hours to clear her name - and it's not just her life at stake. If she can't unravel the conspiracy in time, her hometown of Los Angeles will be in the crosshairs of an underground battle that's on the brink of exploding....
Â©2019 Jackson Ford (P)2019 Hachette Audio
Crossing years and continents, the harrowing story of the road to reunion for two Syrian brothers who - despite a homeland at war and an ocean between them - hold fast to the bonds of family. "Riveting... a resplendent love letter to an obliterated city.â (The New York Times) "The Road from Raqqa had me gripped from the first page. I couldn't put it down." (Christy Lefteri, author of The Beekeeper of Aleppo) The Alkasem brothers, Riyad and Bashar, spend their childhood in Raqqa, the Syrian city that would later become the capital of ISIS. As a teenager in the 1980s, Riyad witnesses the devastating aftermath of the Hama massacre - an atrocity that the Hafez al-Assad regime commits upon its people. Wanting to expand his notion of government and justice, Riyad moves to the United States to study the law, but his plans are derailed and he eventually falls in love with a Southern belle.Â They move to a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee, where they raise two sons and where Riyad opens a restaurant - CafÃ© Rakka - cooking the food his grandmother used to make. But he finds himself confronted with the darker side of American freedoms: the hardscrabble life of a newly arrived immigrant, enduring bigotry, poverty, and loneliness. Years pass, and at the height of Syriaâs civil war, fearing for his familyâs safety halfway across the world, he risks his own life by making a dangerous trip back to Raqqa.Â Bashar, meanwhile, stayed in Syria. After his older brother moves to America, Bashar embarks on a brilliant legal career under the same corrupt Assad government that Riyad despises. Reluctant to abandon his comfortable (albeit conflicted) life, he fails to perceive the threat of ISIS until itâs nearly too late. The Road from Raqqa brings us into the lives of two brothers bound by their love for each other and for the war-ravaged city they call home. Itâs about a family caught in the middle of the most significant global events of the new millennium, Americaâs fraught but hopeful relationship to its own immigrants, and the toll of dictatorship and war on everyday families. Itâs a book that captures all the desperation, tenacity, and hope that come with the revelation that we can find home in one another when the lands of our forefathers fail us.
Â©2020 Jordan Ritter Conn (P)2020 Random House Audio
In this first and only guide to AMC's exceptional hit series The Walking Dead, the Wall Street Journal's Walking Dead columnist celebrates the show and its storylines, characters, and development and examines its popularity and cultural resonance. From its first episode, The Walking Dead took fans in the United States and across the world by storm, becoming the highest-rated series in the history of cable television. After each episode airs, Paul Vigna writes a widely read column in which he breaks down the stories and considers what works and what doesn't and tries to discern the small details that will become larger plot points. So how did a basic cable television show based on a graphic comic series, set in an apocalyptic dog-eat-dog world filled with flesh-eating zombies and even scarier human beings, become a ratings juggernaut and cultural phenomenon? Why is the show such a massive hit? In this playful yet comprehensive guide, Vigna dissects every aspect of The Walking Dead to assess its extraordinary success. Vigna digs into the show's guts, exploring its roots, storyline, relevance for fans and the wider popular culture, and more. He explores how the changing nature of television and media have contributed to the show's success and goes deep into the zombie genre, delineating why it's different from vampires, werewolves, and other monsters. He considers why people have found in zombies a mirror for their own fears and explains how this connection is important to the show's popularity. He interviews the cast and crew, who share behind-the-scenes tales, and introduces a cross section of its diverse and rabid viewership, from fantasy nerds to NFL stars. Guts is a must-have for every Walking Dead fan.
Â©2017 Paul Vigna (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
Sam and Mason return to Fallen Crest for a camping trip. They head north, meeting up with a few friends from Roussou and enjoy a night of booze, some leapfrogging, and there's a small therapy session to air out some tension in the group. Empty chair, anyone? Enjoy a novella crossover between the Fallen Crest series and the Crew series!
Â©2020 Tijan (P)2020 Tantor
A space-obsessed boy and his dog, Carl Sagan, take a journey toward family, love, hope, and awe in this funny and moving novel for fans of Counting by 7s and Walk Two Moons.Â Eleven-year-old Alex Petroski loves space and rockets, his mom, his brother, and his dog, Carl Sagan - named for his hero, the real-life astronomer. All he wants is to launch his golden iPod into space the way Carl Sagan (the man, not the dog) launched his Golden Record on the Voyager spacecraft in 1977. From Colorado to New Mexico, Las Vegas to LA, Alex records a journey on his iPod to show other lifeforms what life on Earth, his Earth, is like. But his destination keeps changing. And the funny, lost, remarkable people he meets along the way can only partially prepare him for the secrets he'll uncover - from the truth about his long-dead dad to the fact that, for a kid with a troubled mom and a mostly not-around brother, he has way more family than he ever knew.Â For fans of Wonder and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Jack Cheng's debut is full of joy, optimism, determination, and unbelievable heart. To listen to the first few minutes is to fall in love with Alex and his view of our big, beautiful, complicated world. To listen to the end is to know he and his story will stay with you a long, long time.Â Read by Kivlighan de Montebello and a full cast, including Brittany Pressley (as Terra), Graham Halstead (as Steve), Michael Crouch (as Ronnie), and Jason Culp (as Zed). Additional narration provided by Therese Plummer, Susan Bennett, Dan Bittner, Pete Larkin, and Courtney Shaw.Â 2018 Audie Award Winner: Middle Grade Audible Best Kids Audiobook of 2017 - Finalist 2017 Booklist Editors' Choice: Audios for Youth 2018 ALSC Notable Childrenâs Recording 2018 YALSA Amazing Audiobooks for Young AdultsÂ Â Â Â Â Â "The premise of the book - a story told through audio recordings - is a natural fit for an audiobook, and the narrators hit it out of the park." (Booklist, starred review) "Kivlighan de Montebello's engaging young voice embodies 11-year-old Alex Petroski...an altogether captivating listening experience." (AudioFile Earphones Award)
Â©2017 Jack Cheng (P)2017 Listening Library
Off the ice, elite defenseman Hawke Therrien enjoys his fair share of booze and good times. And why shouldn't he? He's worked his way up from the minor leagues and made himself a star. The only thing Hawke misses from that life is the pierced, tattooed free spirit who broke his heart without so much as an explanation. She's almost unrecognizable when she walks back into his life seven years later, except for the look in her eyes that feels like a punch to the gut. Vale Campbell isn't the same girl she was at 20. As crazy as she had been about Hawke, her reckless behavior and out-of-control drinking had started to scare her. She had to clean up her act, and that never would have happened with Hawke around. Cutting him loose was the hardest thing Vale ever had to do - until now. Because she's still crazy about Hawke, and if he could ever learn to forgive her, they just might have a future together.
Â©2016 Sawyer Bennett (P)2016 Tantor
In the second brilliant, action-packed book in the Charlotte Holmes series, Jamie Watson and Charlotte Holmes are in a chase across Europe to untangle a web of shocking truths about the Holmes and Moriarty families. Jamie and Charlotte are looking for a winter break reprieve in Sussex after a fall semester that almost got them killed. But nothing about their time off is proving simple, including Holmes and Watsonâs growing feelings for each other. When Charlotteâs beloved Uncle Leander goes missing from the Holmes estate - after being oddly private about his latest assignment in a German art forgery ring - the game is afoot once again, and Charlotte throws herself into a search for answers.Â So begins a dangerous race through the gritty underground scene in Berlin and glittering art houses in Prague, where Holmes and Watson discover that this complicated case might change everything they know about their families, themselves, and each other.
Â©2017 Brittany Cavallaro (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
A brilliant anthology of modern true-crime writing that illustrates the appeal of this powerful and popular genre, edited and curated by Sarah Weinman, the award-winning author of The Real Lolita. The appeal of true-crime stories has never been higher. With podcasts like My Favorite Murder and In the Dark, best sellers like Iâll Be Gone in the Dark and Furious Hours, and TV hits like American Crime Story and Wild Wild Country, the cultural appetite for stories of real people doing terrible things is insatiable.Â Acclaimed author of The Real Lolita and editor ofÂ Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s & 50sÂ (Library of America) andÂ Troubled Daughters, Twisted WivesÂ (Penguin), Sarah Weinman brings together an exemplary collection of recent true-crime tales. She culls together some of the most refreshing and exciting contemporary journalists and chroniclers of crime working today.Â Â Michelle Deanâs âDee Dee Wanted Her Daughter to Be Sickâ went viral when it was first published and is the basis for the TV show The Act, andÂ Pamela Colloffâs âThe Reckoningâ is the gold standard for forensic journalism.Â There are 13 pieces in all, and as a collection, they showcase writing about true crime across the broadest possible spectrum, while also reflecting what makes crime stories so transfixing and irresistible to modern audiences.Â Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.Â PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.Â
Â©2020 Sarah Weinman (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
You are an individual - your very own set of specific characteristics and experiences and emotions. And yet, so much of what you're going through is relatable to so many others. This audiobook will show you that you are never alone.Â Listen to this audiobook if nobody texted you good morning. Listen to this audiobook if you're worried you'll never find the one. Listen to this audiobook if there's something for which you can't forgive yourself. Whatever you're feeling, this audiobook will help you to feel understood.
Â©2016 The Thought & Expression Co. (P)2019 Tantor
The epic conclusion to the Wolf Pack's journey!Â Â Leaving the border town behind, the group continues their trek to Alaska. They don't make it far before the Reclaimers attack. The losses are heavy and James is separated from the group and in a desperate game of cat and mouse with Jezz as she hounds him every step of the way. Connor, unwilling to continue without his brother, leaves in search of him as the rest go north.Â Â Â With people missing, wounded, or dead, Tank must step up and do something he never thought he would - lead a group of survivors through an apocalyptic Canada as they drive the ALCAN. As the miles pass, their destination closes in but the losses make it unclear if they'll survive with their faith and humanity intact. Despite the resistance, they push onward because this...is their last hope.
Â©2019 Joshua C. Chadd (P)2019 Tantor
The facts: Julian Roman, age 16, is an escapee from a juvenile detention facility. His parents, Michael Roman and Jennifer Roman, are dead. Julian is wanted for murder. The questions: Why is Julian Roman on the run? Just how dangerous is he? And who did kill Michael and Jennifer Roman, if not Julian? Sixteen-year-old Day Connor views life through the lens of her camera, where perspective is everything. But photographs never tell the whole story. After Day crosses paths with Julian, the world she pictures and the truths she believes - neatly captured in black and white - begins to blur. Julian is not the "armed and dangerous" escapee the police are searching for, but his alibis don't quite add up, either. There is more to his story. This time, Day is determined to see the entire picture...whatever it reveals. Did he? Or didn't he? Day digs deeper into the case while Julian remains on the run. But the longer her list of facts becomes, the longer the list of questions becomes, too. It's also getting harder to deny the chemistry she feels for him. Is it real? Or is she being manipulated? Day is close to finding the crack in the case. She just needs time to focus before the shutter snaps shut.
Â©2017 Laurie Faria Stolarz (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
The hotly anticipated and explosive third book in the New York Times best-selling Charlotte Holmes series. It's been a year since the shocking death of August Moriarty, and Jamie and Charlotte haven't spoken. Jamie is going through the motions at Sherringford, trying to finish his senior year without incident, with a nice girlfriend he can't seem to fall for. Charlotte is on the run, from Lucien Moriarty and from her own mistakes. No one has seen her since that fateful night on the lawn in Sussex - and Charlotte wants it that way. She knows she isn't safe to be around. She knows her Watson can't forgive her. Holmes and Watson may not be looking to reconcile, but when strange things start happening, it's clear that someone wants the team back together. Someone who has been quietly observing them both. Making plans. Biding their time. Someone who wants to see one of them suffer and the other one dead.
Â©2018 Brittany Cavallaro (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers
The minotaurs are dead. Mistress Nava has no choice. She'll have to take matters into her own hands to put an end to Elorion and his friends. Join Elorion as he searches for the power to challenge their deadliest enemy yet. Whether he finds it inside himself or in some legendary weapon, will it be enough to end a Mistress level monster once and for all?
Â©2020 Apollos Thorne (P)2020 Podium Audio
The New York Times best-selling author of Every Day, Someday, and Two Boys Kissing is back with a short story collection about love - perfect for Valentine's Day or year-round listening! A resentful member of a high school Quiz Bowl team with an unrequited crush. A Valentine's Day in the life of Every Day's protagonist, "A". A return to the characters of Two Boys Kissing. 19 Love Songs, from New York Times best-selling author David Levithan, delivers all of these stories and more. Born from Levithan's tradition of writing a story for his friends each Valentine's Day, this collection brings all of them to his listeners for the first time. With fiction, nonfiction, and a story in verse, there's something for every listener here. Witty, romantic, and honest, teens (and adults) will come to this collection not only on Valentine's Day, but all year round.
Â©2020 David Levithan (P)2020 Listening Library
Elorion has just finished a VR gaming session to find a monster waiting for him. With 19 other students who have also been kidnapped, he is now subject to the whims of a thousand year old succubus, and he must survive deep under the Earth in the lost realm of the Underworld.Â Gifted with the ability to use magic and advance in power, he is given an ultimatum: Level up or die!
Â©2017 Apollos Thorne (P)2018 Podium Publishing
Fire and water are forbidden. Sophia: Liam and I survived the Elemental Cup, but the tournament was only the beginning. The Koigni Elders were impressed by my performance and believe I can help them take over the entire tribe. But they're asking me to fight for a cause I don't believe in, and forcing me to use my magic in ways that feel wrong. I must learn how to use my powers to contact the ancestors - or I'll lose everyone I love. Liam: Sophia Henley's now my girlfriend. And, oh yeah, I'm supposed to kill her. The water council has promised they'll bring my familiar back from the dead - my literal soul - if I take Sophia's life. But I love her more than I love myself. How can I make such an impossible decision? Even worse, how could I possibly live without her? But this isn't about us anymore. If don't fulfill my mission, thousands will die...and Sophia and I are both keeping secrets that will change everything.
Â©2019 Megan Linski and Alicia Rades (P)2019 Tantor
USA Today best-selling author Julianne MacLean continues her Color of Heaven series with another fast-paced, emotionally gripping tale that will move and inspire you. Carla Matthews is a single mother struggling to make ends meet and give her daughter Kaleigh a decent upbringing. When Kaleigh's absent father Seth - a famous alpine climber who never wanted to be tied down - begs for a second chance at fatherhood, Carla is hesitant because she doesn't want to pin her hopes on a man who is always seeking another mountain to scale. A man who was never willing to stay put in one place and raise a family. But when Seth's plane goes missing after a crash landing in the harsh Canadian wilderness, Carla must wait for newsâ¦ Is he dead or alive? Will the wreckage ever be found? One year later, after having given up all hope, Carla receives a shocking phone call. A man has been found, half-dead, floating on an iceberg in the North Atlantic, uttering her name. Is this Seth? And is it possible that he will come home to her and Kaleigh at last, and be the man she always dreamed he would be?
Â©2014 Julianne MacLean (P)2014 Julianne MacLean
A novel about the darker side of love by the bestselling author of A Wrinkle in Time and the Crosswicks Journals. From the moment Henry Porcher first sees Ilsa Brandes, he worships her. Despite controversy surrounding the young girl, Henry is drawn to her, a fascination that turns into a lifelong infatuation.Â As the years pass, Ilsaâs memory never leaves him, not until the day he returns to their sleepy Southern hometown and renews their childhood friendship. Henry watches as she becomes a wife, then a mother, then a widow, irrevocably changed by tragedy.Â This rare and sought-after novel is a portrait of a remarkable woman bound by both the stifling conventions of her time and place, and her own sense of honor and purpose.Â A departure from LâEngleâs later works, Ilsa is a dark, intriguing novel about passion, fixation, and the real price of unrequited love by an author renowned for her childrenâs classics as well as her candid personal memoirs.
Â©1946 Vanguard Press, Inc. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
For going on two decades,Â Scientific Americanâs âAsk the Expertsâ column has been answering reader questions on all fields of science. Weâve taken your questions from the basic to the esoteric and reached out to top scientists, professors, and researchers to find out why the sky is blue or whether we really only use 10 percent of our brains.Â Now, weâve combed through our archives and have compiled some of the most interesting questions (and answers) into a series of books. Organized by subject, each title provides short, easily digestible answers to questions on that particular branch of the sciences.Â The first title in our series - Physics and Math - explains a wide range of natural phenomena and mathematical concepts. Have you ever wondered what exactly antimatter is? How about game theory, quantum mechanics, and the origin of pi? Mathematicians and professors from universities across the country tackle these topics, drawing on their extensive expertise to give answers that are at once accurate and comprehensible by those who havenât studied physics or math since high school.
Â©2017 Scientific American, a division of Nature America, Inc. Scientific American is a registered trademark of Nature America, Inc. (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
In a world of unrelenting change and unprecedented challenges, we need organizations that are resilient and daring.Â Unfortunately, most organizations, overburdened by bureaucracy, are sluggish and timid. In the age of upheaval, top-down power structures and rule-choked management systems are a liability. They crush creativity and stifle initiative. As leaders, employees, investors, and citizens, we deserve better. We need organizations that are bold, entrepreneurial, and as nimble as change itself. Hence this book.Â In Humanocracy, Gary Hamel and Michele Zanini make a passionate, data-driven argument for excising bureaucracy and replacing it with something better. Drawing on more than a decade of research and packed with practical examples, Humanocracy lays out a detailed blueprint for creating organizations that are as inspired and ingenious as the human beings inside them.Â Critical building blocks include:Â Motivation: Rallying colleagues to the challenge of busting bureaucracyÂ Models: Leveraging the experience of organizations that have profitably challenged the bureaucratic status quoÂ Mindsets: Escaping the industrial age thinking that frustrates progressÂ Mobilization: Activating a pro-change coalition to hack outmoded management systems and processesÂ Migration: Embedding the principles of humanocracy - ownership, markets, meritocracy, community, openness, experimentation, and paradox - in your organization's DNAÂ If you've finally run out of patience with bureaucratic bullshit.... If you want to build an organization that can outrun change.... If you're committed to giving every team member the chance to learn, grow, and contribute... ...then this book's for you.Â Whatever your role or title, Humanocracy will show you how to launch an unstoppable movement to equip and empower everyone in your organization to be their best and to do their best. The ultimate prize: an organization that's fit for the future and fit for human beings.
Â©2020 Gary Hamel and Michele Zanini (P)2020 Recorded Books
The Andderson brothers are reunited with their best friend, Tank, and the Wolf Pack is finally back together. The reunion is cut short when they discover their entire group is being held hostage by a psychopath and her gang of killers. They're left with an ultimatum: come unarmed and in plain sight, or the whole group will be killed.Â Surrender is not an option, and the search begins for a way to turn the tide. But time is running out. Emmett is missing, possibly dead. Alexis and Ana are held captive by the Reclaimers. With no hope of being rescued in time, it's up to them to plan an escape. But when Ana is the first one taken to be reclaimed, Alexis realizes there may be no getting out of this one. Jezz just might kill them all.
Â©2018 Joshua C. Chadd (P)2018 Tantor
Trying to escape the shambles her con-man father has made of their reputation, Lucinda Curtis arrives in West Point, New York, determined to land a husband from the military academy. Campbell Conklin is first in his class and preparing to embark upon a storied career in the US Army. Lucinda thinks Campbell will make the perfect husband...as long as he does not find out about her father. Seth Westcott also has taken a liking to Lucinda. He's kind, smart...and working extremely hard to graduate last. Tradition states that the worst cadets are assigned to the cavalry out west. And west is where Seth must head to track the swindler who stole all of his mother's money. Seth is smart enough to vie for the top spot, but life isn't fair, and this is his chance to catch the man who ruined his family. It's too bad Campbell is all shine and no substance, but Lucinda will surely see through all of that, won't she?
Â©2016 Siri Mitchell (P)2016 Recorded Books
That Thin, Wild Mercury Sound is the definitive treatment of Bob Dylan's magnum opus, Blonde on Blonde, not only providing the most extensive account of the sessions that produced the trailblazing album but also setting the record straight on much of the misinformation that has surrounded the story of how the masterpiece came to be made. Including many new details and eyewitness accounts, as well as keen insight into the Nashville cats who helped Dylan reach rare artistic heights, it explores the lasting impact of rock's first double album. Based on exhaustive research and in-depth interviews with the producer, the session musicians, studio personnel, management personnel, and others, Daryl Sanders chronicles the road that took Dylan from New York to Nashville in search of "that thin, wild mercury sound." As Dylan told Playboy in 1978, the closest he ever came to capturing that sound was during the Blonde on Blonde sessions, where the voice of a generation was backed by musicians of the highest order.
Â©2019 Daryl Sanders (P)2018 Tantor
Fire and Water are outlawed.Â Â Sophia: Orenda Academy has changed. Familiars are going missing, and a mysterious plague has taken over the school. Someone in the castle is behind it, but the culprit is out of reach.Â Â Â I don't even know who I am anymore. To find out, I've started searching for the family I never knew. Finding myself is the only way to continue this journey.Â Â Lives have already been lost. If we don't find the next piece of the prophecy soon, it'll be impossible to save the tribe.Â Â Liam: Last semester, I was betrayed by everyone I love. Months have gone by, and I still don't know who to trust.Â Â Â Sophia and I are both broken. There's no fixing the damage that was done. Friends have become enemies, and enemies have become major threats. Now our relationship is being put to the ultimate test.Â Â If the Elders find us guilty, we'll fail to stop what's coming. Answers to the prophecy are just out of reach, and we're running out of time to change the future....
Â©2019 Megan Linski and Alicia Rades (P)2020 Tantor
The highly anticipated new audiobook from the author whose debut was called "the smart summer thriller you've been waiting for..." (NPR's All Things Considered) and was named a Book of the Year by NPR and an Entertainment Weekly Must-List PickÂ Christopher J. Yates' cult hit Black Chalk introduced that rare writerly talent: a literary author who could create a plot with the intricacy of a brilliant mental puzzle and with characters so absorbing that listeners are immediately gripped. Yates' new audiobook does not disappoint.Â Grist Mill Road is a dark, twisted, and expertly plotted Rashomon-style tale. The year is 1982; the setting an Edenic hamlet some 90 miles north of New York City. There, among the craggy rock cliffs and glacial ponds of timeworn mountains, three friends - Patrick, Matthew, and Hannah - are bound together by a terrible and seemingly senseless crime. Twenty-six years later, in New York City, living lives their younger selves never could have predicted, the three meet again - with even more devastating results.Â
Â©2017 Christopher J. Yates (P)2018 Macmillan Audio
No one can be totally prepared for a zombie apocalypse. No matter what preparations are made, some flaws can only be overcome by luck. When a group of well funded people decided years before to prepare for the end of civilization by building impenetrable shelters, they unknowingly left a legacy for a small band of survivors. Hordes of infected dead have swarmed across the world and destroyed civilization. Most of the world's population is dead, yet some people are determined to cling to life and are given a second chance when they learn the secrets of those shelters. On the coast of South Carolina and in the harbor of the beautiful city of Charleston, this small band of survivors is once more faced with the hard choices and risks they are forced to take. They can either hide in the safety of their impenetrable shelter on a small island, or they can fight back against the end of the world. Along the way they must hang onto their humanity while evolving to match the brutality of the new world. When they discover a massive shelter in Charleston that dwarfs their own shelter on Mud Island, they take one small step closer to giving the world back to the living. This is the continuing story of their fight against the infected dead and against the living who would try to take from them what they have.
Â©2016 Bob Howard (P)2020 Tantor
When Adam Blake lands the best elective ever in his senior year, serving as an aide to the school psychologist, he thinks he's got it made. Sure, it means a lot of sitting around, which isn't easy for a guy with ADHD, but he can't complain, since he gets to spend the period texting all his friends. Then the doctor asks him to track down the troubled freshman who keeps dodging her, and Adam discovers that the boy is Julian - the foster brother he hasn't seen in five years. Adam is ecstatic to be reunited. At first Julian seems like the boy he once knew. He's still kind hearted. He still writes stories and loves picture books meant for little kids. But as they spend more time together, Adam realizes that Julian is keeping secrets, like where he hides during the middle of the day and what's really going on inside his house. Adam is determined to help him, but his involvement could cost both boys their lives. First-time novelist Robin Roe relied on life experience when writing this exquisite, gripping story featuring two lionhearted characters.
Â©2017 Robin Roe (P)2017 Recorded Books
Friday Night Lights meets Concussion in this powerful and important novel by Geoff Herbach, author of the Stupid Fast series, exploring the dangerous concussion crisis in football through the eyes of a high school team captain. Isaiah loves football. In fact, football saved Isaiahâs life, giving him structure and discipline after his sisterâs death tore his family apart. But when Isaiah gets knocked out cold on the field, he learns thereâs a lot more to lose than football. While recovering from a concussion, Isaiah wonders what his life would look like without the game. All his friends are on the team, and Isaiah knows they canât win without him. The scholarship offer from Cornell is only on the table if he keeps playing.Â And without football, what would keep his family together? What would prevent him from sliding back into the habits that nearly destroyed him? Isaiah must decide how much heâs willing to sacrifice for the sport that gave him everything, even if playing football threatens to take away his future.
Â©2019 Geoff Herbach (P)2019 HarperAudio
After the events in Nebraska, the Andderson brothers continue their trek northward, joined by Emmett and the girls. The group makes their way through Wyoming to meet up with Tank, the brothers' best friend from a time before the apocalypse. They're delayed when they stumble upon a school full of more than 100 survivors - most of them children. While Connor disagrees with James's choice to help them, he follows his brother's lead as a series of drastic events makes James the unspoken leader of the large group.Â Responsibility weighing heavily on James's shoulders, they resume their journey north to rendezvous with Tank. Zombies become the least of their concerns as the group faces a new enemy hell-bent on their destruction. When the situation goes from bad to worse, the brothers are confronted with the horrible reality that no matter how prepared you are, at the end of the world, death is always right around the corner.
Â©2017 Joshua C. Chadd (P)2018 Tantor
Everyone knows Alice slept with two guys at one party. When Healy High star quarterback Brandon Fitzsimmons dies in a car crash, it was because he was sexting with Alice. Ask anybody. Rumor has it Alice Franklin is a slut. It's written all over the "slut stall" in the girls' bathroom: "Alice had sex in exchange for math test answers" and "Alice got an abortion last semester." After Brandon dies, the rumors start to spiral out of control. In this remarkable debut novel, four Healy High students tell all they "know" about Alice - and in doing so reveal their own secrets and motivations, painting a raw look at the realities of teen life. But in this novel from Jennifer Mathieu, exactly what is the truth about Alice? In the end there's only one person to ask: Alice herself.
Â©2014 Jennifer Mathieu (P)2014 Recorded Books
Echoes Between Us is best-selling author Katie McGarry's breakout teen contemporary novel about a girl with everything to lose and the boy who will do anything to save her. Veronica sees ghosts - more specifically, her mother's ghost, thanks to the blinding migraines that consume her whole life and keep Veronica on the fringes. But the haunting afterimages make her wonder if there is something more going on.... Golden boy Sawyer is handsome and popular, a state champion swimmer, but this All-American is hiding an adrenaline addiction that could kill him. Drawn to each other after a chance meeting, can they help each other battle the demons that haunt their every step or will they push their luck too far and risk losing it all...including their lives?Â A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Teen "Katie McGarry knows what YA is, how it works, and what it can do better than anyone, but she always takes it one step further." (Hypable)
Â©2020 Katie McGarry (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
Rick, an aging Vietnam veteran, alcoholic, and prepper, convinces Zach Gunderson that the apocalypse is on the horizon. The two of them take refuge at a remote farm. As the zombie plague rages, they face a terrifying fight for survival. They soon learn, however, that the walking dead are not the only monsters.
Â©2013 David Achord (P)2015 Tantor
From USA Today best-selling author Julianne MacLean comes the next instalment in her popular Color of Heaven Series, where people are affected by real life magic and miracles that change everything they once believed about life and love. Having spent a lifetime in competition with his older brother Aaron - who always seemed to get the girl -Jack Peterson leaves the US to become a foreign correspondent in the Middle East. When a roadside bomb forces him to return home to recover from his wounds, he quickly becomes the most celebrated journalist on television, and is awarded his own prime time news program. Now, wealthy and successful beyond his wildest dreams, Jack believes he has finally found where he is meant to be. But when a large commercial airliner explodes in the sky over his summer house in Cape Elizabeth, all hell breaks loose as the wreckage crashes to the ground. He has no idea that his life is about to take another astonishing turn. Meg Andrews grew up with a fear of flying, but when it meant she wouldn't be able to visit her boyfriend on the opposite side of the country, she confronted her fear head-on and earned her pilot's license. Now, a decade later, she is a respected airline crash investigator, passionate about her work, to the point of obsession. When she arrives in the picturesque seaside community of Cape Elizabeth to investigate a massive airline disaster, she meets the famous and charismatic Jack Peterson, who has his own personal fascination with plane crashes. As the investigation intensifies, Meg and Jack feel a powerful, inexplicable connection to each other. Soon, they realize that the truth behind the crash - and the mystery of their connection - can only be discovered through the strength of the human spirit, the timeless bonds of family, and the gift of second chances.
Â©2016 Julianne MacLean (P)2016 Julianne MacLean
When Charlie and I were young, we played a game called Destroyers.... We were sharpening our instincts, jettisoning attachments. We were honing strategies for survival.... Arriving on the Greek island of Patmos broke and humiliated, Ian Bledsoe is fleeing the emotional and financial fallout from his father's death. His childhood friend Charlie - rich, exuberant, and basking in the success of his new venture on the island - could be his last hope. At first Patmos appears to be a dream - long sun-soaked days on Charlie's yacht and the reappearance of a girlfriend from Ian's past - and Charlie readily offers Ian the lifeline he so desperately needs. But, like Charlie himself, this beautiful island conceals a darkness beneath, and it isn't long before the dream begins to fragment. When Charlie suddenly vanishes, Ian finds himself caught up in deception after deception. As he grapples with the turmoil left in his friend's wake, he is reminded of an imaginary game called Destroyers they played as children - a game, he now realizes, they may have never stopped playing. An enthralling odyssey and a gripping, expansive drama, The Destroyers is a vivid and suspenseful story of identity, power and fate, fathers and sons, and self-invention and self-deception, from a writer at the very height of his powers.
Â©2017 Christopher Bollen (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
From one of our most acclaimed writers, a sumptuous gathering of his singular work in the short form - 45 stories, including seven entirely new pieces appearing for the first time in audiobook form. For more than four decades, Thomas McGuane has been heralded as an unrivaled master of the short story. Now the arc of that achievement appears in one definitive volume. Set in the seedy corners of Key West, the remote shore towns of the Bahamas, and McGuane's hallmark Big Sky country, with its vast and unforgiving landscape, these are stories of people on the fringes of society, whose twisted pasts meddle with their chances for companionship. Moving from the hilarious to the tragic and back again, McGuane writes about familial dysfunction, emotional failure, and American loneliness, celebrating the human ability to persist through life's absurdities. Cover image: "Sunlight in Park, June 10, 1917" by Charles E. Burchfield. Reproduced with permission from the Charles E. Burchfield Foundation and the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Cover design by Carol Devine Carson.
Â©2018 Thomas McGuane (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
A strange infection has spread across the entire planet leaving death in its path. The zombie apocalypse that everyone believed to be impossible has brought mankind to the brink of extinction, yet small groups of people have managed to survive. No one has been spared contact with the infected dead, not even the most powerful elected official in the world, the President of the United States. This is the continuing story of the Mud Island survivors. Their knowledge of a secret network of survivalists who constructed super-shelters has helped them to survive the infection. Together with a small force of dedicated United States Army soldiers, they undertake a dangerous excursion into the infected city of Columbus, Ohio. Their goal is to eliminate as many of the infected as they can while the city is in the grips of a severe winter, but in the process they hope to locate the President's shelter. If he is alive, they can begin to rebuild the country and bring the infection to an end.
Â©2017 Bob Howard (P)2020 Tantor
A Recommended Book from CrimeReads From Nebula Award winner Sam J. Miller comes a frightening and uncanny ghost story about a rapidly changing city in upstate New York and the mysterious forces that threaten it. Ronan Szepessy promised himself heâd never return to Hudson. The sleepy upstate town was no place for a restless gay photographer. But his father is ill and New York Cityâs distractions have become too much for him. He hopes that a quick visit will help him recharge. Ronan reconnects with two friends from high school: Dom, his first love, and Domâs wife, Attalah. The three former misfits mourn what their town has become - overrun by gentrifiers and corporate interests. With friends and neighbors getting evicted en masse and a mayoral election coming up, Ronan and Attalah craft a plan to rattle the newcomers and expose their true motives. But in doing so, they unleash something far more mysterious and uncontainable. Hudson has a rich, proud history and, it turns out, the real-state developers arenât the only forces threatening its well-being: the spirits undergirding this once-thriving industrial town are enraged. Ronanâs hijinks have overlapped with a bubbling up of hate and violence among friends and neighbors, and everything is spiraling out of control. Ronan must summon the very best of himself to shed his own demons and save the city he once loathed.
Â©2020 Sam J. Miller (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
Presented for the first time in audio format, the chilling transcript of Stephen G Michaud and Hugh Aynesworth's interviews with notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, as seen on the hit Netflix documentary series Conversation with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes - based on their New York Times best-selling book. Handsome and educated, Ted Bundy killed scores of women during the 1970s, eventually confessing to 30 murders committed over seven states between 1974 and 1978. In 1979, much to the surprise of the nation, Bundy made the bold decision to represent himself in the Chi Omega murder case, thinking that his intelligence and enigmatic charm could best the prosecution. He was convicted, however, and was incarcerated on death row in Florida State Prison. After he exhausted all appeals, Bundy spoke to detectives, confessing to other homicides he committed across several states. He had already spoken frankly about himself, his victims, and his crimes to famed journalists Stephen G. Michaud and Hugh Aynesworth. Thirty years later, thanks to the combination of an unlikely killer, a sensational murder trial (featuring Bundy acting as his own attorney), and a series of Death Row interviews that represented the dynamics of any extraordinary psychological profile, this prolific serial killer continues to intrigue and haunt the American popular imagination. Yet as Netflixâs sensational show reveals, an old case is never as preserved as it may seem. Presented in audio format for the first time, Ted Bundy: Conversations with a Killer provides shocking insights into the killer's 11th-hour confessions before his death in a Florida electric chair in January 1989. Drawn from more than 150 hours of exclusive tape-recorded interviews with Bundy in 1980 by Michaud and Aynesworth - in which the veteran journalist used a psychological tactic to get Bundy talking in the third person - this audiobook, voiced by a cast of narrators, is a harrowing portrait of a serial killerâs final reckoning and the two journalists trying to understand the psychology behind the darkness.Â
Â©2000 Stephen G. Michaud and Hugh Aynesworth (P)2019 HarperAudio
A breathtaking first novel written in the form of three separate crime novels, each set in a different decade and penned in the style of a different giant of the mystery genre. 1931 - The body found in the gutter in France led the police inspector to the dead manâs beautiful daughter - and to her hot-tempered American husband. 1941 - A hardboiled private eye hired to keep a movie studioâs leading lady happy uncovers the truth behind the brutal slaying of a Hollywood starlet. 1951 - A desperate man pursuing his last chance at redemption finds himself with blood on his hands and the police on his trail.... Three complete novels that, taken together, tell a single epic story, about an author whose life is shattered when violence and tragedy consume the people closest to him. It is an ingenious and emotionally powerful debut performance from literary detective and former bookseller Ariel S. Winter, one that establishes this talented newcomer as a storyteller of the highest caliber.
Â©2012 Ariel S. Winter (P)2014 Audible Inc.
The Color of Joy is USA Today best-selling author Julianne MacLean's eighth installment in her popular Color of Heaven series, which has delivered many happy sighs to thousands of fans worldwide. Bring tissues and prepare to be up all night listening to this fast-paced, emotionally charged tale about the obstacles we encounter in everyday life and the real-life magic that helps us triumph over them. After rushing to the hospital for the birth of their third child, Riley and Lois James anticipate one of the most joyful days of their lives. But things take a dark turn when their newborn daughter vanishes from the hospital. Is this payback for something in Riley's troubled past? Or is it something even more mysterious? As the search intensifies and the police close in, strange and unbelievable clues about the whereabouts of the newborn begin to emerge. Riley soon finds himself at the center of a surprising turn of events that will challenge everything he once believed about life, love, and the existence of miracles. While each audiobook in the series can be enjoyed as a standalone, there are many more books to love in this series: The Color of Heaven The Color of Destiny The Color of Hope The Color of a Dream The Color of a Memory The Color of Love The Color of the Season
Â©2015 Julianne MacLean (P)2015 Julianne MacLean
A red squirrel, Jean Pierre Petit Le Rouge, stows away on a canoe to fulfill his dream of joining a group of voyageurs - men who paddle canoes filled with goods to a trading post thousands of miles away.Â It is 1792 and unbeknownst to a group of voyageurs traveling from Montreal to Grand Portage, an intrepid squirrel, Jean Pierre Petit Le Rouge, sneaks onto their canoe. Le Rouge is soon discovered because he can't contain his excitement - mon dieu he is so enthusiastic. The smells! The vistas! The comradery!Â The voyageurs are not particularly happy to have him, especially because Le Rouge rides, but he does not paddle. He eats, but he does not cook. He doesn't even carry anything on portages - sometimes it is he who has to be carried. He also has a terrible singing voice. What kind of voyageur is that?Â When they finally arrive at the trading post Le Rouge is in for a terrible shock - the voyageurs have traveled all those miles to collect beaver pelts. With the help of Monique, a smart and sweet flying squirrel, Le Rouge organizes his fur-bearing friends of the forest to ambush the men and try and convince them to quit being voyageurs.
Â©2020 Margi Preus (P)2019 Recorded Books
In the ongoing saga of the Zombie Rules series, Zach, his family and friends are lured from their home in Tennessee and relocate to a post-apocalyptic bunker known as Mount Weather, nestled in rural Virginia. They have been promised a better life by none other than the President himself. Zach's apparent immunity to the zombie virus may hold the key to creating a vaccine and securing a future for the human race. Life at Mount Weather is indeed a significant improvement from their former life, but it is not without its dark side, and Zach finds himself having to make a difficult choice.
Â©2017 David Achord (P)2017 Tantor
From the incomparable John Baxter, the best-selling author of The Most Beautiful Walk in the World, a sumptuous and definitive portrait of Paris through the seasons, highlighting the unique tastes, sights, and changing personality of the city in spring, summer, fall, and winter. âA man with a great appreciation of what makes Paris tick.â (Newsday) When the common people of France revolted in 1789, one of the first ways they chose to correct the excesses of the monarchy and the church was to rename the months of the year. Selected by poet and playwright Philippe-Francois-Nazaire Fabre, these new names reflected what took place at that season in the natural world; Fructidor was the month of fruit, FlorÃ©al that of flowers, while the winter wind (vent) dominated VentÃ´se.Â Though the names didnât stick, these seasonal rhythms of the year continue to define Parisians, as well as travelers to the city. As acclaimed author and long-time Paris resident John Baxter himself recollects, âMy own arrival in France took place in NivÃ´se, the month of snow, and continued in PluviÃ´se, the season of rain. To someone coming from Los Angeles, where seasons barely existed, the shock was visceral. Struggling to adjust, I found reassurance in the literature, music, even the cuisine of my adoptive country, all of which marched to the inaudible drummer of the seasons.â Devoting a section of the audiobook to each of Fabreâs months, Baxter draws upon Parisâ literary, cultural, and artistic past to paint an affecting, unforgettable portrait of the city. Touching upon the various ghosts of Paris past, from Hemingway and Zelda Fitzgerald, to Claude Debussy to MFK Fisher to Francois Mitterrand, Baxter evokes the rhythms of the seasons in the City of Light and the sense of wonder they can arouse for all who visit and live there. A melange of history, travel reportage, and myth, of high culture and low, A Year in Paris is vintage John Baxter: a vicarious thrill ride for anyone who loves Paris.
Â©2019 John Baxter (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers
Classic fables take on new meaning as five of todayâs most original bestselling authors serve up some deliciously modern twists. New reflections on evil queens, charmless princes, and star-crossed lovers branch out in provocative and enchanting directions. Follow the path and see where it leads... THE PRINCE AND THE TROLL by Rainbow Rowell A charming everyman and a mysterious something-under-the-bridge cross paths in a short fairy tale by the number one New York Times bestselling author of Eleanor & Park and the Simon Snow series. HAZEL AND GRAY by Nic Stone Two anxious young lovers lost in the woods. A beckoning mansion in a dark clearing. A short modern-day retelling of Hansel and Gretel by the number one New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin. THE PRINCESS GAME by Soman Chainani There are no happy endings for the Princesses of Chaminade High in this short, twisty tale of teenage murder games by the New York Times bestselling author of The School for Good and Evil series. THE CLEANERS by Ken Liu Touch the past or wash it away? Two sisters have a choice in this unforgettable short story of everyday magic and the power of memory by the Hugo and Nebula Awardâwinning author Ken Liu. THE WICKEDS by Gayle Forman The reviled villainesses of Snow White, Cinderella, and Rapunzel team up to set the record straight in a subversively funny short story by the number one New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay. Full list of narrators includes Kate Rudd and Frankie Corzo.
Â©2020 The Prince and the Troll Â© 2020 by Rainbow Rowell. Hazel and Gray Â© 2020 by Logolepsy Media Inc. The Princess Game Â© 2020 by Soman Chainani. The Cleaners Â© 2020 by Ken Liu. The Wickeds Â© 2020 by Gayle Forman Inc. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
The Vegas Exodus is at a standstill. Besieged by the Xenoswarm in the town Pyrite, they must shelter in either Bunker 108 or Bunker 84 if they are to survive the winter. But in Bunker 84 lurks a darkness that could end the Exodus. And it may also be that the denizens of Bunker 84, known as "The Community", are not as isolated from the events of the Wasteland as it first appears. The Community's leader, Elias, has his own plans for the future of the Wasteland - and those plans will change everything.
Â©2014 Kyle West (P)2021 Tantor
Alex and friends return to a Wasteland in turmoil. The Raiders are scattered, the Exiles hunted, and the feuding Vegas gangs plot one another's destruction. Makara, head of the New Angels, has the difficult task of convincing disparate groups to work together before Emperor Augustus and his legions arrive. But while humanity fights amongst itself, the Great Blight prepares its final onslaught - and at the center of it all, there is a secret that could spell the end of the invasion. It is a revelation only Alex can discover, and it might cost him everything.
Â©2013 Kyle West (P)2020 Tantor
Just say know! With drug education for children more important than ever, this nonfiction book draws on the experiences of the New York Times best-selling father-and-son team of David and Nic Sheff to provide all the information teens and 'tweens need to know about drugs, alcohol, and addiction. From David Sheff, author of Beautiful Boy, and Nic Sheff, author of Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines, comes the ultimate resource for learning about the realities of drugs and alcohol for middle-grade listeners.Â This book tells it as it is, with testimonials from peers who have been there and families who have lived through the addiction of a loved one, along with the cold, hard facts about what drugs and alcohol do to our bodies. From how to navigate peer pressure to outlets for stress to the potential consequences for experimenting, Nic and David Sheff lay out the facts so that middle grade readers can educate themselves.Â Number-one Amazon.com best seller in Children's Substance Abuse Books.Â PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.Â
Â©2019 David Sheff and Nic Sheff (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Hockey star Alexander Crossman has a reputation as a cold-hearted player on and off the ice. Pushed into the sport by his alcoholic father, Alex isn't afraid to give fans the proverbial middle finger, relishing his role as the MVP they love to hate. Management, however, isn't so amused. Now Alex has a choice: fix his public image through community service or ride the bench. But Alex refuses to be molded into the Carolina Cold Fury poster boy... not even by a tempting redhead with killer curves. As a social worker, Sutton Price is accustomed to difficult people like Alex, who's been assigned to help her create a drug-abuse awareness program for at-risk youth as part of the Fury's effort to clean up his image. What she doesn't expect is the arrogant smirk from his perfect lips stirring her most heated fantasies. But Sutton isn't one to cross professional boundaries-and besides, Alex doesn't do relationships... or does he? The more she sees behind Alex's bad-boy faÃ§ade, the more Sutton craves the man she uncovers.
Â©2014 Sawyer Bennett (P)2015 Tantor
It's now two years since the zombie apocalypse changed the world. Survival is precarious for Zach Gunderson and his friends. They are encountering zombies who are evolving into something more than mindless automatons, and the group dynamic is threatened by the revelation of a murderer in their midst. They handle each situation in their own special manner, but a seemingly innocent encounter with a group of Marines leads to disastrous consequences.
Â©2014 David Achord (P)2015 Tantor
My mother tried to destroy me. She doesn't exist to me anymore. And my father - the one who raised me - and the biological one are both works in progress. The only two people that I can trust are Mason and Logan, and they're the two people who I could lose. It won't happen. I won't let it. No matter the truth, no matter who loves me, I won't let anything or anyone come between us. They're my world. They're my life. They're my family.
Â©2014 Tijan Meyer (P)2015 Tantor
A blistering novel of violence and deliverance set against the mythic backdrop of the Mississippi Delta The acres and acres of fertile soil, the 200-year-old antebellum house, all gone. And so is the woman who gave it to Jack, the foster mother only days away from dying, her mind eroded by dementia, the family legacy she entrusted to Jack now owned by banks and strangers. And Jack's mind has begun to fail, too. The decades of bare-knuckle fighting are now taking their toll, as concussion after concussion forces him to carry around a stash of illegal painkillers and a notebook of names that separates friend from foe. But in a single twisted night, Jack loses his chance to win it all back. Hijacked by a sleazy gambler out to settle a score, Jack is robbed of the money that will clear his debt with Big Momma Sweet - the queen of Delta vice, whose deep backwoods playground offers sin to all those willing to pay - and open a path that could lead him back home. Yet this sudden reversal of fortune introduces an unlikely savior in the form of a sultry, tattooed carnival worker. Guided by what she calls her "church of coincidence", Annette pushes Jack toward redemption, only to discover that the world of Big Momma Sweet is filled with savage danger. Damaged by regret, crippled by 25 years of fists and elbows, heartbroken by his own betrayals, Jack is forced to step into the fighting pit one last time, the stakes nothing less than life or death. With the raw power and poetry of a young Larry Brown and the mysticism of Cormac McCarthy, Michael Farris Smith cements his place as one of the finest writers in the American literary landscape.
Â©2018 Michael Farris Smith (P)2018 Hachette Audio
"As I opened the door and stepped into the humid night, her scream followed me out. But I knew there was still love for me in her heart.... "I'm unforgettable." Paul Strom has the perfect life: a glittering career as an advertising executive, a beautiful wife, two healthy boys, and a big house in a wealthy suburb. And he's the perfect husband: breadwinner, protector, provider. That's why he's planned a romantic weekend for his wife, Mia, at their lake house, just the two of them. And he's promised today will be the best day ever. But as Paul and Mia drive out of the city and toward the countryside, a spike of tension begins to wedge itself between them, and doubts start to arise. How perfect is their marriage, or any marriage, really? How much do they trust each other? Is Paul the person he seems to be? And what are his secret plans for their weekend at the cottage? Forcing us to ask ourselves just how well we know those who are closest to us, Best Day Ever crackles with dark energy, spinning ever tighter toward its shocking conclusion. In the best-selling vein of The Couple Next Door and The Dinner, Kaira Rouda weaves a gripping, tautly suspenseful tale of deception and betrayal dark enough to destroy a marriage...or a life.
Â©2017 Kaira Rouda (P)2017 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
From USA Today best-selling author Julianne MacLean comes an inspiring novel about secrets, forgiveness, and second chances. It's the newest title in her popular Color of Heaven Series, where people are affected by real life magic and miracles that change everything they once believed about life and love. It's been three years since Emma Cochran endured the worst possible tragedy - the sudden, unexpected death of her two-year-old son. The emotional trauma tore her marriage apart, but now her divorce is final and she wants to begin again. She's found happiness at last with her fiancÃ©, Luke, who is eager to start a family with her. On the other side of the country, single mother Bev Hutchinson watches helplessly as her five-year-old daughter Louise drowns in a high-profile boating accident. Miraculously, Louise is brought back to life by first-responders, then claims she went to heaven. The news causes a media frenzy surrounding the little girl, and Bev does everything she can to shield herself and her daughter from the relentless swarming of the press. Lives collide when Emma becomes obsessed with the story of the child, thousands of miles away, who drowned and went to heaven. She wants to connect with the mother, but Emma's fiancÃ© is against the idea because he wants her to let go of her grief and move on. But sometimes, moving on isn't the right choice when miracles are leading you back to your past - toward something, or someone, who was your destiny all along.
Â©2017 Julianne MacLean (P)2017 Julianne MacLean
From the barrier islands of South Carolina to the scenic shores of Lake Norman in North Carolina and a hospital ship sailing alone in the Atlantic Ocean, the infected dead have destroyed most of the population of the world. Small groups of people band together, some with leaders who take their people down the road toward death and some with leaders who make the decisions that keep their followers alive.Â This is the continuing story of the Mud Island survivors who have a plan to save a small part of humanity. As they live on in a shelter that is the dream of every survivalist, they find they must venture out into the world once again to help a lost friend, braving not only the infection, but radioactive fallout from a nuclear reactor, and the groups of survivors who are ready to take from them everything they have, including their lives.
Â©2017 Bob Howard (P)2020 Tantor
A uniquely witty novel exploring sex, freedom, and the process of growing up Sydney Skate considers himself shockproof. For as long as he can remember, he's known that his fashionable Manhattan mother is secretly a lesbian, although he's never let on that he knows. He spends his summer days caring for snakes at the local pet shop before leaving for college at Cornell, shrugging off his father's demands that he skip college and join the exciting world of swimming pool sales for suburbanites. Far from throwing himself into work, Sydney can't seem to keep his thoughts from wandering to women. He has memorized the sex scenes of every book he's ever read in order to better seduce the opposite gender. When he's called to help remove a snake from a bathtub that belongs to the gorgeous and sophisticated Alison Gray, everything changes. But nothing could prepare him for his glamorous mother sweeping the girl of his dreams off her feet. This hypnotizing coming-of-age story captures the timeless ecstasies and struggles of adolescence, and has been a classic of lesbian literature since it was first published in 1973. Hailed as the Catcher in the Rye of the seventies, Shockproof Sydney Skate exposes the confusion of its time and remains keenly relevant to the sexual absurdities of today.
Â©1972 Marijane Meaker (P)2014 Audible Inc.
The thrilling, unlikely story of Barack Obama's first presidential campaign, as told by the volunteers and staff who propelled the longshot candidate to the presidency In the year leading up to the Iowa caucuses, few thought a freshman senator named Barack Hussein Obama would be able to win the Democratic nomination - not to mention become the most popular leader in the world. But something was stirring. Hundreds of young people from all over the country began assembling first in Iowa. These "kids" became the foundation of one of the most improbable presidential campaigns of the modern era. Chris Liddell-Westefeld was one of those kids. He and thousands of other staff and volunteers dedicated every minute of their time, intelligence, and resources to help elect Barack Obama, as what started in the midwest spread nationwide. Drawn from more than 200 interviews with alumni including David Axelrod, David Plouffe, Alyssa Mastromonaco, Dan Pfeiffer, Valerie Jarrett, Josh Earnest, Tommy Vietor, Jon Favreau, and President Obama himself, They Said This Day Would Never Come takes listeners deep inside the most inspirational presidential campaign in recent history. Â This audiobook is voiced by the following contributors: The Author, Chris Liddell-Westefeld, Ally Coll, Alyssa Mastromonaco, Anne Filipic, Annick Febrey, Ava Hinds Lawson, Barack Obama, Bess Evans, Brynne Craig, Carianna Suiter, Chelsea Kammerer, Chris Wyant, Cody Keenan, Dan Pfeiffer, David Axelrod, David Plouffe, Danielle Crutchfield, Dean Fluker, Elizabeth Wilkins, Emily Parcell, Esther Morales, Francis Iacobucci, Graham Wilson, Greg Degen, Howli Ledbetter, Jackie Bray, Jamal Pope, James Schuelke, Janice Rottenberg, Jason Waskey, Jeremy Bird, Joe Cupka, Joe Paulsen, Jon Carson, Jon Favreau, Josh Earnest, Kal Penn, Katherine Onyshko, Kristin Avery, Lauren Champaign, Lauren Kidwell, Maggie Thompson, MaryGrace Galston, Megan Simpson, Meghan Goldenstein, Michael Blake, Michael Halle, Mitch Stewart, Nicole Young, Patricia King, Paul Tewes, Paulette Aniskoff, Pete Rouse, Rachel Haltom-Irwin, Shannon Valley, Stephanie Speirs, Steve Dunwoody, Tom Zimmerman, Tommy Vietor, Tony Rediger, Tripp Wellde, Tyler Lechtenberg, Valerie Jarrett, Victoria McCullough, Yohannes Abraham
Â©2020 Chris Liddell-Westefeld (P)2020 PublicAffairs
After coming face to face with death, Elorion and company have found a dungeon to call their own. Theyâve fought hard to earn a stint of peace, but Mistress Nava is still out there and her captain is now on the hunt. The impending arrival of the army of minotaurs will be the greatest threat they have faced thus far.Â With their new-found freedom comes a myriad of additional dangers. Theyâre running low on food, the dungeon is in disrepair, and they must find new hunting grounds to continue growing in power. As their chosen leader, Elorion is faced with an impossible task. Will he weaponize their dungeon, develop his partyâs strengths, or seek ancient power from the long-forgotten depths of the Underworld?
Â©2019 Apollos Thorne (P)2019 Podium Publishing
In a league full of troublemakers, Cold Fury defenseman Roman SÃ½kora stands out - at least when it comes to negative publicity. When he's not chilling in the penalty box, the sizzling Czech skate demon is racking up tabloid headlines for his scandalous behavior with the ladies. But now Roman's feeling the burn from management to clean up his act, or else. Luckily he's got an enticing distraction: a fun-loving barista who plays the ukulele and brings out a side of Roman he didn't know he had. Lexi Robertson came to Raleigh, North Carolina, to finally meet her father, Brian Brannon, and her half sister, Gray, both of whom work in the Cold Fury's front office. That's where she first meets sexy, intimidating Roman - who's really a big softie at heart. As one relationship takes off, another begins: Brian seems to be clicking with Lexi's boss at the coffeeshop. But when the friction between Roman and her new family heats up, Lexi wonders whether she's a pawn in their game. Feeling hurt and foolish, Lexi's ready to quit while she's ahead. Trouble is, Roman's not ready to quit on her.
Â©2017 Sawyer Bennett (P)2017 Tantor
Few would question that Albert Camus (1913-1960), novelist, playwright, philosopher and journalist, is a major cultural icon. His widely quoted works have led to countless movie adaptions, graphic novels, pop songs, and even t-shirts. In this Very Short Introduction, Oliver Gloag chronicles the inspiring story of Camus' life. From a poor fatherless settler in French-Algeria to the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Gloag offers a comprehensive view of Camus' major works and interventions, including his notion of the absurd and revolt, as well as his highly original concept of pure happiness through unity with nature called "bonheur". This original introduction also addresses debates on coloniality, which have arisen around Camus' work. Gloag presents Camus in all his complexity a staunch defender of many progressive causes, fiercely attached to his French-Algerian roots, a writer of enormous talent and social awareness plagued by self-doubt, and a crucially relevant author whose major works continue to significantly impact our views on contemporary issues and events.
Â©2020 Oliver Gloag (P)2020 Tantor
Fire and water don't mix. Sophia: I'm Sophia Henley, your typical college freshman. I never expected a lion to be stalking me, nor for fire to come shooting out of my hands to protect my sister. Next thing I know, a drop-dead gorgeous guy shows up on my doorstep to sweep me away to a magical school, where I'll learn to control my element and bond with a powerful creature called a Familiar. I don't believe I'm the savior of an ancient tribe, or the missing piece of a prophecy that's more myth than reality. Worst of all, I'm forced to enter the Elemental Cup, where I'll either earn my place in this society...or die trying. Liam: The night I met Sophia, I didn't think we'd form an undeniable connection. But I'm from the Water tribe, and she's fire. I'm forced to push her away even as I'm falling for her. I lost everything, yet Sophia makes me whole again. Our world is fixed on keeping us apart, but we're in this tournament together. We have to keep each other alive at any cost - or I'll give my life for hers. It's pretty clear. If I continue to play with fire, I'm going to get burned.
Â©2018 Megan Linski and Alicia Rades (P)2019 Tantor
K. M. Szpara follows his explosive debut novel Docile with First, Become Ashes, a fantastic standalone adventure that explores self-discovery after trauma and outgrowing abusive origins over the course of an American road trip. The Fellowship raised Lark to kill monsters. His partner betrayed them to the Feds. But Lark knows his magic is real, and heâll do anything to complete his quest. For 30 years, the Fellowship of the Anointed isolated its members, conditioning them to believe that pain is power. That magic is suffering. That the world beyond the fence has fallen prey to monsters. But when their leader is arrested, all her teachings come into question.Â Â Those touched by the Fellowship face a choice: How will they adjust to the world they were taught to fear, and how will they relate to the cult's last crusader, Lark? For Kane, survival means rejecting the magic he and his lover suffered for. For Deryn, the cult's collapse is an opportunity to prove they are worth as much as their Anointed brother. For Calvin, lark is the alluring embodiment of the magic he's been seeking his entire life. But for Lark, the Fellowship isnât over. Before he can begin to discover himself and heal a lifetime of traumas, he has a monster to slay. First, Become Ashes contains explicit sadomasochism and sexual content, as well as abuse and consent violations, including rape. A Macmillan Audio production from Tor.com
Â©2021 K.M. Szpara (P)2021 Macmillan Audio
For many years, Saint-Germain-des-Pres has been a stronghold of sans culottes, a refuge to artists, a paradise for bohemians. It's where Marat printed L'Ami du Peuple and Thomas Paine wrote The Rights of Man. Napoleon, Hemingway, and Sartre have all called it home. Descartes is buried there. Now best-selling author and Paris expert John Baxter takes listeners on a narrative tour of Saint-Germain-des-Pres, which is also where Baxter makes his home. Tucked along the shores of the Left Bank, Saint-Germain-des-Pres embodies so much of what makes Paris special. Its cobblestone streets and ancient facades survive to this day, spared from modernization thanks to a quirk in their construction. Traditionally cheap rents attracted outsiders and political dissidents from the days of Robespierre to the student revolts of the 1960s. And its intellectual pedigree boasts such luminaries as Pablo Picasso, Arthur Rimbaud, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Simone de Beauvoir, Gertrude Stein, and Albert Camus. Part-history, part-guidebook, Saint-Germain-des-Pres is a fresh look at one of the City of Light's most iconic quarters, and a delight for new tourists and Paris veterans alike.
Â©2016 John Baxter (P)2016 Tantor
A monstrous apparatus has been found on the surface of the moon. It devours and destroys in ways so incomprehensible to humans that a new language must be invented to describe it and a new kind of thinking to understand it. So far, the human guinea pigs sent there in hopes of unraveling the murderous maze have all died terrible deaths - except the last, now on suicide watch. The ideal candidate won't go insane, even as he feels the end approaching. And now they think they've found their man.Â Â Â Al Barker has already stared into the face of death - he can handle it again. But Barker won't merely have to endure the trauma of dying: he will have to endure it over and over again - mentally linked to an ongoing series of duplicates of himself created and sent to the Moon by matter transmission - until the artifact reveals its secret.Â Â Â With a cast of fascinating characters taking center stage, Rogue Moon is a rare thriller that doesn't just make you sweat - it makes you think.Â Â
Â©2018 Blackstone Publishing (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing
The Wolf Pack has finally made progress in their trek north as they reunite with the rest of their group at the Canadian border. The small town of Coutts is fortified by the US Military with a seemingly impenetrable fence surrounding it. It's truly secure, and they can have some semblance of a life again. A week of staying there begs the question: Do they even need to continue on their journey?Â Â As they unwind after a hellish week on the road, what they've had to do to survive comes back to haunt them - all their failures, all the lives they've taken, all the people they couldn't save.... Things change when they realize there's a secret buried in Coutts, something they may not be prepared to face. Not only do things begin to destabilize within, but the Reclaimers return, bringing with them a vengeance and a plan to bring the group to its knees.
Â©2018 Joshua C. Chadd (P)2018 Tantor
Alex Keener has lived all of his 16 years underground in US Bunker 108. When he goes on his first recon into the Wasteland, he will find out exactly why. Outside, Alex discovers a harsh landscape twisted by the impact of the meteor Ragnarok in 2030. Besides Raiders, dust storms, and cold, a new threat is evolving - the xenovirus, which twists men and animals into deadly monsters. When the xenovirus invades Bunker 108, Alex must fight for survival. Joined by a beautiful ex-Raider and an idealistic scientist, Alex discovers that he and his friends might be the only ones standing between the world and a second apocalypse.
Â©2015 Kyle West (P)2016 Tantor
America is at a crossroads. We are alienated from civic engagement, and our democracy is in doubt. Yet there is a new energy in the air. Young people are again taking up the role they've often held: as leaders of change, demanding a better future, wielding their votes to uphold democracy and lead the country forward.Â Â Enter Generation Citizen, an organization dedicated to empowering youth through revitalizing civics education across America. Since its beginnings in 2009 during CEO and cofounder Scott Warren's senior year at Brown, Generation Citizen has grown to become one of the preeminent civics education organizations in the country.Â Â Generation Citizen: The Power of Youth in Our Politics details Warren's political awakening alongside stories of how young people have always been the instruments of political change. Generation Citizen is also a practical guide, providing concrete steps to jump-start an engagement with politics and rekindle our love of democracy. Through interviews with students and historical portraits of young people who have enacted great political change - from the civil rights movement to the election of Ronald Reagan to #BlackLivesMatter and the Parkland students' standing up to gun violence - Generation Citizen shows that time and again, it is the young people who lead the way to change.
Â©2019 Scott Warren (P)2019 HighBridge Company
It is the ninth year of the zombie apocalypse. Zach and his group of survivors at Mount Weather are struggling with the effects of no manufacturing and the difficulties of reestablishing the United States of America. To add to the difficulties, President Stark's position as president is being challenged. If he loses in the upcoming election, what will happen to his right-hand man, Zach Gunderson?
Â©2020 David Achord (P)2020 Tantor
A zombie apocalypse was a ridiculous idea to people who were making plans to survive the end of the world. Everyone thought it would be a nuclear war, but when a virus destroyed civilization and contaminated the environment, survivors were left to forage for food and shelter. This is the continuing story of a handful of survivors who came together by chance and discovered a network of government-funded shelters built to ensure the survival of politicians and important people.Â From the coast of South Carolina and the historic city of Charleston to New Orleans and the oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, north to Columbus, Ohio and cities in between, civilization is in ruins. Shelters are discovered and inhabited, but survival now means fighting the evil that man can become, as well as the infected dead and the dangers of mutations in a runaway environment. The survivors fight to take back the world, but they find as long as there are living people, there will always be a fresh supply of the infected. The war may already be lost as mankind slowly vanishes.
Â©2019 Bob Howard (P)2020 Tantor
Surviving Lord Darius' attack has put Elorion's level over the top. He must soon leave the Mistress' Labyrinth for the unknown dangers of the Underworld. There are three paths that stand before him. Should he absorb all the Blue Magic he can find, power level his fellow captives, or take on the bone palace alone? The Underworld is waiting....
Â©2018 Apollos Thorne (P)2018 Podium Publishing
Strategic nonviolent action has reasserted itself as a potent force in shaping public debate and forcing political change. Whether it is an explosive surge of protest calling for racial justice in the United States or a demand for democratic reform in Hong Kong or Mexico, when mass movements erupt onto our television screens, the media portrays them as being as spontaneous and unpredictable. In This Is an Uprising, political analysts Mark and Paul Engler uncover the organization and well-planned strategies behind such outbursts of protest, examining core principles that have been used to spark and guide moments of transformative unrest. This Is an Uprising traces the evolution of civil resistance, providing new insights into the contributions of early experimenters such as Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.; groundbreaking theorists such as Gene Sharp and Frances Fox Piven; and contemporary practitioners who have toppled repressive regimes. Drawing from discussions with activists now working to defend human rights, challenge corporate corruption, and combat climate change, the Englers show how people with few resources and little influence in conventional politics can nevertheless engineer momentous upheavals.
Â©2016 Mark Engler and Paul Engler (P)2017 Tantor
The riveting story of the conflict over same-sex marriage in the United States - the most important civil rights breakthrough of the new millennium. On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled that state bans on gay marriage were unconstitutional, making same-sex unions legal across the United States. But the road to that momentous decision was much longer than many know.Â In this definitive account, Sasha Issenberg vividly guides us through same-sex marriage's unexpected path from the unimaginable to the inevitable.Â Â Â Â Â It is a story that begins in Hawaii in 1990, when a rivalry among local activists triggered a sequence of events that forced the state to justify excluding gay couples from marriage.Â In the White House, one president signed the Defense of Marriage Act, which elevated the matter to a national issue, and his successor tried to write it into the Constitution. Over 25 years, the debate played out across the country, from the first legal same-sex weddings in Massachusetts to the epic face-off over Californiaâs Proposition 8, and, finally, to the landmark Supreme Court decisions of United States v. Windsor and Obergefell v. Hodges. From churches to hedge funds, no corner of American life went untouched. Â Â Â This richly detailed narrative follows the coast-to-coast conflict through courtrooms and war rooms, bedrooms and boardrooms, to shed light on every aspect of a political and legal controversy that divided Americans like no other. Following a cast of characters that includes those who sought their own right to wed, those who fought to protect the traditional definition of marriage, and those who changed their minds about it, The Engagement is certain to become a seminal book on the modern culture wars.Â
Â©2020 Sasha Issenberg (P)2020 Random House Audio
From USA Today best-selling author Julianne MacLean comes the next instalment in her popular Color of Heaven series - a gripping, emotional tale about real life magic that touches us all during the holiday season. Boston cop, Josh Wallace, is having the worst day of his life. First, he's dumped by the woman he was about to propose to, then everything goes downhill from there when he is shot in the line of duty. While recovering in the hospital, he can't seem to forget the woman he wanted to marry, nor can he make sense of the vivid images that flashed before his eyes when he was wounded. Soon, everything he once believed about his life begins to shift when he meets Leah James, an enigmatic resident doctor who somehow holds the key to both his past and his future.
Â©2014 Julianne MacLean (P)2014 Julianne MacLean
Rudolph "Rudy" Dersch is the newly minted CEO of the world's largest, multi-trillion-dollar corporate conglomerate. But the job comes with an unexpected twist - an invitation to join the Consortium, a small, secretive group of global elites who effectively decide what's best for the rest of humanity. How does Rudy's struggle to reconcile business and family impact the world's future? And who, if anyone, can break the Consortium's iron grip on the status quo? The answer may lie with a renegade physicist, close to unraveling one of the universe's greatest mysteries. And a headstrong art curator, driven to find the meaning behind her increasingly compelling visions. From a life-changing moment in a crowded Singapore marketplace, to the business end of an assassin's gun, they face a power beyond any the world has ever seen. To survive, they'll have to decipher the truth about dark matter - before the Consortium can achieve its ruinous end game.
Â©2015 Michael Dow (P)2017 Tantor
Zach Gunderson and his friends have carved out a life for themselves in a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by zombies. But survival is a daily struggle. In addition to frequent encounters with hostile humans, Zach has discovered something very sinister about the zombies.
Â©2013 David Achord (P)2015 Tantor
After two months in Skyhome, Alex and the crew are ready to depart for the next phase of their mission - convincing Emperor Augustus of the Nova Roman Empire to join them in their attack on the Great Blight. But when they enter the Empire's borders, they find far more than they bargained for: slavers, deadly beasts, and the cunning and powerful Emperor himself. And even the far-reaching Empire is not immune to the effects of the deadly xenovirus and its newest evolutions....
Â©2013 Kyle West (P)2016 Tantor
Winner of the 2014 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Fiction When Jessica, a young air force drone pilot in Nevada, is tasked with launching a missile against a suspected terrorist halfway across the world, she realizes that though women and children are in the crosshairs of her screen, she has no choice but to follow orders. Ethan, a young Wall Street quant, is involved in a more bloodless connection to war when he develops an algorithm that enables his company's clients to profit by exploiting the international instability caused by exactly this kind of antiterrorist strike. Though only minor players, the actions of these two people have global ramifications that tear lives apart - including their own. When Jessica finds herself discharged from the service and Ethan makes an error that costs him his job, both are set adrift, cast out by a corrupt system and forced to take the blame for decisions they did not make. In And West Is West, Childress has crafted a terrifyingly real scenario that takes listeners into the lives of these characters living in different worlds yet bound together by forces beyond their control.
Â©2015 Ron Childress (P)2015 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Raja has been raised in captivity. Not behind the bars of a zoo, but within the confines of an American home. He was stolen when he was young to be someone's pet. Now he's grown up and is about to be sent away again, to a place from which there will be no return. John grew up with Raja. The orangutan was his friend, his brother, never his pet. But when John's parents split up and moved him across the country, he left Raja behind. Now Raja is suffering. There's one last chance to save Raja, a chance that will force John to confront his fractured family and the captivity he's imposed on himself all of these years.
Â©2016 Eliot Schrefer (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC
One of The New York Times' 16 New Books to Watch for in March One ofÂ Publishers Weeklyâs Most Anticipated Books of the Year One ofÂ Newsweekâs Most Highly Anticipated Books of The Year One of Buzzfeedâs Most Anticipated Books the Year Based on the acclaimed series - a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize - an intimate account of the devastating effects of gun violence on our nationâs children, and a call to action for a new way forward In 2017, seven-year-old Ava in South Carolina wrote a letter to Tyshaun, an eight-year-old boy from Washington, DC. She asked him to be her pen pal; Ava thought they could help each other. The kids had a tragic connection - both were traumatized by gun violence. Avaâs best friend had been killed in a campus shooting at her elementary school, and Tyshaunâs father had been shot to death outside of the boyâs elementary school. Avaâs and Tyshaunâs stories are extraordinary, but not unique. In the past decade, 15,000 children have been killed from gunfire, though that number does not account for the kids who werenât shot and arenât considered victims but have nevertheless been irreparably harmed by gun violence. InÂ Children Under Fire, John Woodrow Cox investigates the effectiveness of gun safety reforms as well as efforts to manage childrenâs trauma in the wake of neighborhood shootings and campus massacres, from Columbine to Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Through deep reporting, Cox addresses how we can effect change now, and help children like Ava and Tyshaun. He explores their stories and more, including a couple in South Carolina whose 11-year-old son shot himself, a Republican politician fighting for gun safety laws, and the charlatans infiltrating the school safety business. In a moment when the country is desperate to better understand and address gun violence,Â Children Under FireÂ offers a way to do just that, weaving wrenching personal stories into a critical call for the United States to embrace practical reforms that would save thousands of young lives.Â
Â©2021 John Woodrow Cox (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers
Their friendship started with a schoolyard tussle. Now the need for revenge is what binds Luke Croft and Red Connover together. When Luke taught himself how to fire a Colt, he never imagined he'd turn into a gunman. But when his stepfather's dodgy business dealings turn his life upside down, Luke asks Red to help him destroy the man who murdered his kin. The road to vengeance is long and hard, and the two friends who are barely out of boyhood will need all the help they can get if they want to catch a cold-blooded killer.
Â©2013 The Estate of Ralph Compton (P)2016 Recorded Books
Shrek meets Wimpy Kid in this epically funny tale of a troll trying to figure out how to be more popular. It's not easy being Zarf. As a troll, he's stuck at the bottom of the middle school hierarchy, way below the prince and knights (populars), ogres and giants (jocks), and even the lowly minstrels (band geeks). Plus, trolls aren't exactly known for their brain power or cool demeanor. But it gets worse. When the king disappears and Zarf's archenemy, the prince, ascends the throne, he makes Zarf's life even more miserable. And so it is that Zarf and his two sidekicks (a neurotic, mutton-obsessed pig and the not-funny son of the court jester) set out to find the missing king as well as their way to middle school heroism. (Okay, the heroism part might be wishful thinking.) The first book in this brilliant new illustrated series from comics creator Rob Harrell has the perfect mix of real world and fairy tale.
Â©2014 Rob Harrell (P)2014 Recorded Books
Fractured fairy tales meet modern-day middle school in book two of this funny series for fans of Shrek and Timmy Failure. Even after rescuing the king from deadly Snuffweasels, Zarf is scum on the bottom rung of the middle-school social ladder. After all, he is still a troll. But at least he still has his two best friends, Kevin and Chester...until Kevin disappears, that is. Now Zarf is at an all-time low. It seems a band of wolves are seeking revenge for the constant disgrace they've suffered over the years, and Little Red Ridinghood's kid might be next on their list. Now it's up to Zarf to crank out a solution from that troll brain of his and save his best friend before it's too late. Award-winning comic creator Rob Harrell has middle-grade humor mastered. This second book in his Life of Zarf series is packed with even more witty one-liners and clever twists on classic folk and fairytales.
Â©2015 Rob Harrell (P)2015 Recorded Books
In this sweeping and inventive debut novel that's perfect for fans of Roald Dahl, Neil Gaiman, and Tim Burton, a prodigal inventor flees his home to find his destiny. In the humdrum town of Moormouth, Walter Mortinson's unusual inventions cause nothing but trouble. After one of his contraptions throws the town into chaos, Walter's mother demands he cut the nonsense and join the family mortuary business.Â Far off on Flaster Isle, famed inventor Horace Flasterborn plans to take Walter under his wing, just as he did Walter's genius father decades ago. When a letter arrives by unusual means offering Walter an apprenticeship, it isn't long before Walter decides to flee Moormouth to meet his destiny.Â Walter runs away in the family hearse along with Cordelia, the moody girl next door with one eye and plenty of secrets. Together they journey through a strange landscape of fish-people, giantess miners, and hypnotized honeybees in an adventure that will not only reveal the truth about Walter's past, but direct his future.
Â©2019 Quinn Sosna-Spear (P)2019 Recorded Books
Champion kickboxer Haley swore she'd never set foot in the ring again after one tragic night. But that all changes when the guy she can't stop thinking about accepts a mixed martial arts fight in her honor. West Young is everything Haley promised herself she'd stay away from: handsome, sexy, and full of attitude. West is keeping a big secret from Haley. He hasn't told her who he really is, and helping her - fighting for her - is a shot at redemption, especially since his family is falling apart and it's all his fault. He can't change the past, but maybe he can change Haley's future.
Â©2014 Katie McGarry (P)2014 Tantor
Once literally demonized as "the Devil's lettuce" and linked to all manner of deviant behavior by the establishment's shameless antimarijuana propaganda campaigns, Cannabis sativa has lately been enjoying a long-overdue Renaissance. So now that the squares at long last seem ready to rethink pot's place in polite society, how, exactly, can members of this vibrant, innovative, life-affirming culture proudly and properly emerge from the underground - without forgetting our roots or losing our cool? In How to Smoke Pot (Properly), VICE weed columnist and former High Times editor David Bienenstock charts the course for this bold new postprohibition world. With plenty of stops along the way for "pro tips" from friends in high places, including cannabis celebrities and thought leaders of the marijuana movement, listeners will learn everything from the basics of blazing to how Mary Jane makes humans more creative and collaborative, nurtures empathy, catalyzes epiphanies, enhances life's pleasures, promotes meaningful social bonds, facilitates cross-cultural understanding, and offers a far safer alternative to both alcohol and many pharmaceutical drugs.
Â©2016 David Bienenstock (P)2016 Tantor
Award-winning author Brad Parks delivers a tense novel of thrills, twists, and deceit that grabs you and wonât let go until the final, satisfying moment. Tommy Jump is an out-of-work stage actor approached by the FBI with the role of a lifetime: Go undercover at a federal prison, impersonate a convicted felon, and befriend a fellow inmate, a disgraced banker named Mitchell Dupree, who knows the location of documents that can be used to bring down a ruthless drug cartel...if only heâd tell the FBI where they are.Â The women in Tommyâs life, his fiancÃ©e and mother, tell him heâs crazy to even consider taking the part. The cartel has quickly risen to become the largest supplier of crystal meth in America. And it hasnât done it by playing nice. Still, Tommyâs acting career has stalled, and the FBI is offering a minimum of $150,000 for a six-month gig - whether he gets the documents or not.Â Using a false name and backstory, Tommy enters the low-security prison and begins the process of befriending Dupree. But Tommy soon realizes heâs underestimated the enormity of his task and the terrifying reach of the cartel. The FBI aren't the only ones looking for the documents, and if Tommy doesnât play his role to perfection, it just may be his last act.
Â©2019 Brad Parks (P)2019 Penguin Audio
A supernatural story of love, ghosts, and madness as a young couple, newly engaged, become caretakers of a historic museum. When Nick Beron and Hannah Rampe decide to move from New York City to the tiny upstate town of Hibernia, they aren't exactly running away, but they need a change. Their careers have flatlined, the city is exhausting, and they've reached a relationship stalemate. Hannah takes a job as live-in director of the Wright Historic House, a museum dedicated to an obscure 19th-century philosopher, and she and Nick swiftly move into their new home. The town's remoteness, the speed with which Hannah is offered the job, and the lack of museum visitors are barely a blip in their consideration. At first, life in this old, creaky house feels cozy - they speak in Masterpiece Theater accents and take bottles of wine to the swimming hole. But as summer turns to fall, Hannah begins to have trouble sleeping and she hears whispers in the night. One morning, Nick wakes up to find Hannah gone. In his frantic search for her, Nick will discover the hidden legacy of Wright House: a man driven wild with grief, and a spirit aching for home. Read by Graham Halstead, with Carol Monda, Richmond Hoxie, Michael Crouch, and an ensemble cast.
Â©2018 Ben Dolnick (P)2018 Random House Audio
The store is watching you. Jacob and Megan Brandeis have gotten jobs with the megasuccessful, ultrasecretive Store. Seems perfect. Seems safe. But their lives are about to become anything but perfect, anything but safe. Always watching. Especially since Jacob and Megan have a dark secret of their own. They're writing a book that will expose the Store - a forbidden book, a dangerous book. Always. And if the Store finds out, there's only one thing Jacob, Megan, and their kids can do - run for their bloody lives. Which is probably impossible, because... The store is always watching.
Â©2017 James Patterson (P)2017 Hachette Audio
NYT and USA Today best seller You think you know me? Player. Partier. Fighter. You know what? You're right. I'm all those things. F-ck with mine, and I'll f-ck you 10 times harder. Suspensions. Arrests. You think I care? So yeah, I may fit the bad boy image, but there's so much more you don't know. I'm loyal to a damned fault. I'll never leave your side. The real Logan Kade isn't a manwhore. When I love, I love hard and completely. Taylor saw that side of me. Inside of me. She saw my darkness and pain, and the second she did, she owned me. You may think you know me...but she's the only one who sees me.
Â©2016 Tijan Meyer (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
Three soldiers decide they've had enough and decide to strike out on their own. They go to West Tennessee in search of Brandon Crawford's aunt and uncle. They soon descend into a world of marauding in order to survive.Â Â Jump forward to eight years later; Zach Gunderson and his family have made a home at Mount Weather. Everything seems to be working, and the president's dream of reestablishing the US is progressing, but then, disaster strikes. After being vaccinated, two survivor groups in Ohio become infected, unleashing an apparent new strain of the zombie virus.Â Through Zach's investigation, he finds a traitor in their midst who is trying to sabotage the rebirth of America by any means necessary.Â Â Contains mature themes.
Â©2018 David Achord and Severed Press (P)2018 Tantor
Take an epic journey to a not-so-distant future, controlled by a handful of the Ã¼ber-elite. Where wealth, science, and the human spirit get one last chance to determine humanity's ultimate destiny. Despite the tragic events at Hanssen Scientific, Monique Durand and her newfound companions continue their search for the source of her compelling visions. Are they somehow linked to the secrets of dark matter, as Professor Hanssen is so desperate to believe? Or does the truth reach even deeper - into our Universe's past, and our planet's ultimate future? To find out, they'll need to outwit the Consortium, a secretive group of trillionaires who now have what they need to achieve their own, long-awaited end-game. Together, our unlikely heroes may finally have what it takes to break the Consortium's stranglehold. Assuming they don't strangle each other first.
Â©2017 Michael Dow (P)2017 Tantor
The war on the zombies hasn't gone as expected. The army has been split into three parts, with Tommy and Duncan leading the charge through the southwest while John and Charlie deal with a problem that threatens the security of the entire campaign and the rest of the country. And all the while, a massive horde of zombies is moving its way across the plains, on a collision course with the survivors that will end only when one of them falls down for good.
Â©2015 Joseph Talluto (P)2016 Tantor
Millions died when the Enillo Virus swept the earth. Millions more were lost when the victims of the plague refused to stay dead, instead rising to slaughter and feed on those left alive. For survivors like John Talon and his son Jake, they are faced with a choice: Do they submit to the dead, raising the white flag of surrender? Or do they find the will to fight, to try and hang on to the last shreds of humanity?
Â©2012 Joseph Talluto (P)2016 Tantor
John Talon and his son have survived the Upheaval, the event that saw the dead rising to feed on the living. After two years of fighting off the worst the infection had to throw at them, a new danger emerges that threatens to take apart their small hold on humanity and the one chance they have to rebuild the country. Sometimes the biggest threat to humanity isn't the living dead, and the survivors will learn if they will live in America the beautiful or America the dead.
Â©2011 Joseph Talluto (P)2016 Tantor
John Talon and his friends have fought hard to make a small piece of the country safe for people to live in. But hundreds of communities are living in fear, wondering when the next wave of undead will come, and worrying that they will not survive it. John and the members of the New United States declare war on the zombies, and in this fight, there is no surrender. Everyone must choose a side. Will it be life, or death? As they move across the landscape, the team will be forced to decide one way or the other. Back at home, a movement has begun which will threaten the foundation of everything John has tried to build.
Â©2015 Joseph Talluto (P)2016 Tantor
Set on the island of Okinawa today and during World War II, this deeply moving and evocative novel tells the entwined stories of two teenage girls - an American and an Okinawan - whose lives are connected across 70 years by the shared experience of both profound loss and renewal. Luz, a contemporary U.S. Air Force brat, lives with her no-nonsense sergeant mother at Kadena Air Base. Luz's older sister, her best friend and emotional center, has died in the Afghan war. Unmoored by her death, unable to lean on her mother, Luz contemplates taking her own life. In l945, Tamiko has lost everyone - the older sister she idolized and her entire family - and finds herself trapped between the occupying Japanese and the invading Americans whom she has been taught are demons that live to rape. On an island where the spirits of the dead are part of life and the afterworld reunites you with your family, suicide offers Tamiko the promise of peace. As Luz tracks down the story of her own Okinawan grandmother, she discovers that the ancestral spirits work as readily to save her as they do to help Tamiko find a resting place. And as these two stories unfold and intertwine, we see how war and American occupation have shaped and reshaped the lives of Okinawans.
Â©2014 Sarah Bird (P)2014 Recorded Books
How do you fight a foe that is fast, smart, and relentless? How do you prepare for an enemy that doesn't know pain, fear, or mercy? How do you stop the dead from rising again, ripping apart everything you've tried to rebuild? John Talon and his crew race across the state, trying to stop the wave of zombie children from destroying the fragile communities struggling to rebuild after the Upheaval. John will learn the terrible lesson of sacrifice as he makes a final stand against the dead.
Â©2012 Joseph Talluto (P)2016 Tantor
It's been seven years since the Upheaval. Seven years of fighting the hordes of the undead. John Talon and his family are hoping to finally settle down and start their lives over again. But in the grasslands of Iowa, a new danger has emerged. A new form of the Enillo Virus, unlike any seen before, threatens to unravel the fragile new country. John, Charlie, Duncan, and Tommy will find their skills put to the test as they face off against the worst of the virus.
Â©2012 Joseph Talluto (P)2016 Tantor
It's been over two years since the zombie apocalypse changed the world. Zach Gunderson is still reeling after the brutal massacre of most of his loved ones and the abduction of his two children. There is only one person in his life now: Kelly, the sole survivor of the massacre. The two of them have carved out an existence for themselves, but in spite of Kelly's steadfast devotion, Zach finds himself questioning the purpose of trying to survive in a postapocalyptic world.
Â©2015 David Achord (P)2016 Tantor
The Final Chapter in the Award-Winning Dark Matters Trilogy Several months have passed since the shocking events in Ramsar. Monique and Jonas remain locked away in an Iranian prison; billions watch as the world's leaders continue to debate their fate. Meanwhile, the Hanssen asteroid is fast approaching Earth's orbit. At last, the Consortium's end game is at hand. Will Rudy uncover the truth behind the Chairman's unimaginable plan, before it's too late? Will Pax find a way to rescue Monique and redeem himself? Or will Monique and Jonas finally unravel the mystery of dark matter-setting humanity on a course that even they never could have predicted? The Consortium will stop at nothing to achieve their decades-old objective. With the fate of the humanity hanging in the balance, Rudy must find a way to topple the Chairman's plans, without exposing himself and putting his family at risk.
Â©2018 Michael Dow (P)2018 Tantor
Rising star Zack Grantham has been stuck in a downward spiral of grief that has put his career on hold. Back on the road with the Carolina Cold Fury, still crippled by emotional baggage, and now a single dad, he's in need of some serious help with his son. But while the nerdy new nanny wins his son's heart, Zack isn't sure that he's ready for a woman's touch - even after getting a glimpse of the killer curves she's hiding under those baggy clothes. Kate Francis usually keeps men like Zack at a distance. Though his athlete's body is honed to perfection, he refuses to move on with his life - and besides, he's her boss. Still, the sparks between them are undeniable, tempting Kate to turn their professional relationship into a personal one. But before she makes a power play for Zack's wounded heart, Kate will have to open him up again and show him that love is worth the fight.
Â©2015 Sawyer Bennett (P)2015 Tantor
During the Upheaval, city after city fell to the Enillo Virus, filling the streets with ravenous ghouls. Not even the countryside was spared, as millions of the undead flowed over the land. From the mountains of Appalachia to the beaches of the Atlantic, the East Coast was dead. Two groups must enter this nightmare. On one side is John Talon and his small crew, desperate to secure the foundation of a new country. On the other side is Major Thorton, bent on the destruction of the soul of the nation. In a race for the country, John must use all of his skill, determination, and resources to make sure the country does not forever stay the United States of the Dead.
Â©2012 Joseph Talluto (P)2016 Tantor
Thrust into the unlikely role of professional "literary walking tour" guide, an expat writer provides the most irresistibly witty and revealing tour of Paris in years. In this enchanting memoir, acclaimed author and long-time Paris resident John Baxter remembers his yearlong experience of giving "literary walking tours" through the city. Baxter sets off with unsuspecting tourists in tow on the trail of Paris' legendary artists and writers of the past. Along the way, he tells the history of Paris through a brilliant cast of characters: the favorite cafes of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and James Joyce; Pablo Picasso's underground Montmartre haunts; the bustling boulevards of the late-19th-century flÃ¢neurs; the secluded "Little Luxembourg" gardens beloved by Gertrude Stein; the alleys where revolutionaries plotted; and finally Baxter's own favorite walk near his home in Saint-Germain-des-Pres. Paris, by custom and design, is a pedestrian's city - each block a revelation, every neighborhood a new feast for the senses, a place rich with history and romance at every turn. The Most Beautiful Walk in the World is your guide, par excellence, to the true, off-the-beaten-path heart of the City of Lights.
Â©2011 John Baxter (P)2017 Tantor
Around every corner, they are waiting. In every dark alley, they are lurking. Behind every door, they are hiding. For each survivor of the Upheaval, every day brings the same grim reality: The dead are coming. For every community that managed to survive, for every band that came together, questions nag their minds. Are they alone? Are they the last ones left? Does humanity die with them? As the dead roam the abandoned highways and walk among the ruins of the living, one group will make a stand to halt the tide and take it back.
Â©2011 Joseph Talluto (P)2016 Tantor
A new YA standalone novel about dark faeries with surefire appeal by Sarah Porter, the critically-acclaimed author of Vassa in the Night and When I Cast Your Shadow.Â
Seductive. Cruel. Bored
Be wary ofâ¦Â
A Novel of Faerie
Prince and his fairy courtiers are staggeringly beautiful, unrelentingly cruel, and exhausted by the tedium of the centuries - until they meet foster-siblings Josh and Ksenia. Drawn in by their vivid emotions, undying love for each other, and passion for life, Prince will stop at nothing to possess them.
First seduced and then entrapped by the fairies, Josh and Ksenia learn that the fairies' otherworldly gifts come at a terrible price - and they must risk everything in order to reclaim their freedom.
âSarah Porter is a genius. Her language is lush and dangerous, and her books burn with the beautiful, ferocious intensity of a bonfire in the darkest night. Read Never-Contented Things with the lights on. Then read it again.â (Brittany Cavallaro, New York Times bestselling author of A Study in Charlotte)
âSarah Porterâs Never-Contented Things creates a creepy new world like none Iâve seen before. Eerie, edgy, and filled with mystery, Porter takes us to the depths of the magical and psychological.â (Danielle Paige, New York Times bestselling author of Dorothy Must Die)
Â©2019 Sarah Porter (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Tommy Phan is a successful detective novelist living the American dream in Southern California. One evening he comes home to find a small rag doll on his doorstep. Itâs a simple doll, covered entirely in white cloth, with crossed black stitches for the eyes and mouth, and another pair forming an X over the heart. Curious, he brings it inside.
That night Tommy hears an odd popping sound and looks up to see the stitches breaking over the dollâs heart. And in minutes the fabric of Tommy Phanâs reality will be torn apart. Something terrifying emerges from the pristine white cloth, something that will follow Tommy wherever he goes. Something that he canât destroy. It wants Tommyâs life, and he doesnât know why. He has only one ally, a beautiful, strangely intuitive waitress he meets by chance - or by a design far beyond his comprehension. He has too many questions, no answers, and very little time. Because the vicious and demonically clever doll has left this warning on Tommyâs computer screen: The deadline is dawn.
Â©1996 Dean Koontz (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.