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The Talk

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This powerful collection of short stories, essays, and poems is a call-to-action that invites all families to be anti-racist and advocates for change. Thirty diverse, award-winning authors and illustrators - including Renee Watson (Piecing Me Together), Grace Lin (Where the Mountain Meets the Moon), Meg Medina (Merci Suarez Changes Gears), and Adam Gidwitz (The Inquisitor's Tale) - engage young people in frank discussions about racism, identity, and self-esteem. Featuring stories filled with love, acceptance, truth, peace, and an assurance that there can be hope for a better tomorrow, The Talk is an inspiring anthology and must-have resource published in partnership with Just Us Books, a black-owned children's publishing company that's been in operation for over 30 years. Just Us Books continues its mission grounded in the same belief that helped launch the company: Good books make a difference. So, let's talk. Featured contributors: Selina Alko, Tracey Baptiste, Derrick Barnes, Natacha Bustos, Cozbi A. Cabrera, Raúl Colón, Adam Gidwitz, Nikki Grimes, Rudy Gutierrez, April Harrison, Wade Hudson, Gordon C. James, Minh Lê, E. B. Lewis, Grace Lin, Torrey Maldonado, Meg Medina, Christopher Myers, Daniel Nayeri, Zeke Peña, Peter H. Reynolds, Erin K. Robinson, Traci Sorell, Shadra Strickland, Don Tate, MaryBeth Timothy, Duncan Tonatiuh, Renée Watson, Valerie Wilson Wesley, Sharon Dennis Wyeth Features original music by Curtis Hudson. This audiobook includes a downloadable PDF of sources and notes from the authors. "The go-to book for talking to kids about race and privilege. Thoughtful. Thought-provoking. A must-read for every family." (Ellen Oh, editor of Flying Lessons & Other Stories and cofounder of We Need Diverse Books) "The ingredients are all here. May this magnificent collection inspire us to move from dialogue to deep action." (Kirkus starred review) PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson (P)2020 Listening Library

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Murder on a Midnight Clear

4 ratings

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A snowbound country mansion, a missing butler, and a Christmas case... Olive and Jasper have never been closer - except for one thing. Jasper is still reticent about his frequent disappearances from polite society. With the holidays approaching and no paying client on the books, Olive decides to shadow Jasper when he’s unexpectedly called away. Her search brings her to Holly Hill Lodge where an eclectic group has gathered to celebrate an old-fashioned English Christmas. The guest list includes a celebrated lawn tennis champion, a fussy scientist studying snowflakes, a persuasive luggage salesman, a famous lady traveler, and the family’s eccentric aunt who has a fondness for the newfangled drinks called cocktails. When the butler goes missing, Olive and Jasper must work together to solve the Christmas crime - as well as the secret Jasper hides. Murder on a Midnight Clear is the latest installment in USA Today best-selling author Sara Rosett’s popular High Society Lady Detective series. Unwrap this 1920s Christmas mystery with all the trimmings - carols, a Yule log, plum pudding...and murder.

©2020 Sara Rosett (P)2021 Sara Rosett

Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
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Dune 1.2

35 ratings

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Paul Atréides vient d'avoir quinze ans. Les Révérendes Mères le surveillent : il est issu d'une lignée sélectionnée et a montré dès l'enfance des dons extraordinaires. Serait-il le surhomme prévu par leur programme génétique ? Leto, le père de Paul, est parent de l'empereur ; celui-ci lui remet en fief Dune, la planète des sables, qui produit l'épice de longue vie. Les Harkonnen, ses vieux ennemis, lui tendront là un piège fatal. Paul fuit dans le désert auprès des Fremens, ces nomades aguerris par les épreuves et soutenu par une foi farouche. Une fois que le jeune homme va galvaniser pour préparer sa vengeance. Mais le destin peut-il s'accomplir sans un effroyable carnage ? Les Révérendes Mères sélectionnent des lignées depuis des millénaires et le chaos qui s'annonce risque de mêler tous les sangs dans le désordre. Le Messie des Fremen a, dit-on, le pouvoir de lire l'avenir. Aura-t-il celui de l'éviter ? Ce titre contient le livre troisième, Le Prophète.

©1965/ 1969 / 1970/ 1972 Frank Herbert / Galaxy Publishing Corporation. Traduction française : Éditions Robert Laffont, SA. (P)2019 Lizzie, un département d'Univers Poche, Paris

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The Secrets We Kept

111 ratings

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A HELLO SUNSHINE x REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK "This month for Reese’s Book Club, we are listening to The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott! Set during the Cold War, it tells the story of secretaries turned spies who are tasked with smuggling Doctor Zhivago out of the USSR and into the hands of Russian citizens. You’ll get to know Sally and Irina, two spies who risk it all for love and adventure." (Reese Witherspoon) A thrilling tale of secretaries turned spies, of love and duty, and of sacrifice - inspired by the true story of the CIA plot to infiltrate the hearts and minds of Soviet Russia, not with propaganda, but with the greatest love story of the 20th century: Doctor Zhivago. At the height of the Cold War, two secretaries are pulled out of the typing pool at the CIA and given the assignment of a lifetime. Their mission: to smuggle Doctor Zhivago out of the USSR, where no one dares publish it, and help Pasternak's magnum opus make its way into print around the world. Glamorous and sophisticated Sally Forrester is a seasoned spy who has honed her gift for deceit all over the world - using her magnetism and charm to pry secrets out of powerful men. Irina is a complete novice, and under Sally's tutelage quickly learns how to blend in, make drops, and invisibly ferry classified documents.  The Secrets We Kept combines a legendary literary love story - the decades-long affair between Pasternak and his mistress and muse, Olga Ivinskaya, who was sent to the Gulag and inspired Zhivago's heroine, Lara - with a narrative about two women empowered to lead lives of extraordinary intrigue and risk. From Pasternak's country estate outside Moscow to the brutalities of the Gulag, from Washington, DC to Paris and Milan, The Secrets We Kept captures a watershed moment in the history of literature - told with soaring emotional intensity and captivating historical detail. And at the center of this unforgettable debut is the powerful belief that a piece of art can change the world. This audiobook features performances by Mozhan Marno as Olga, Carlotta Brentan as Irina, Cynthia Farrell as Sally, Saskia Maarleveld as The Typists, Jonathan Davis as Boris, David Pittu as Sergio, and James Fouhey as Teddy.

©2019 Lara Prescott (P)2019 Random House Audio

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Blood and Bone

3 ratings

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Heed the call of the wild…discover the third book in this action-packed New York Times best-selling animal fantasy series from the author of the Warriors series! Set in the African Savannah and told from three different animals’ points of view, Bravelands will thrill listeners who love Spirit Animals and Wings of Fire, as well as the fans who’ve made Erin Hunter a number-one nationally best-selling phenomenon. An elephant entrusted with a powerful gift. A lion treading a dangerous path. A baboon trapped by the truth. A great evil has risen. A murderer now leads the animals of the plains. As the elephant Sky leads her herd in a desperate search for Bravelands’ rightful leader, the baboon Thorn is forced to flee his old troop, and the lion Fearless, once their friend, is led astray by a tyrant. The balance of Bravelands is about to shatter - unless predator, prey, and scavenger unite as one.

©2018 Working Partners Limited (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
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Bonds of Brass

11 ratings

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A young pilot risks everything to save his best friend - the man he trusts most and might even love - only to learn that his friend is secretly the heir to a brutal galactic empire. "Riveting, wildly fun, and incredibly smart." (Emily A. Duncan, New York Times best-selling author of Wicked Saints) Ettian's life was shattered when the merciless Umber Empire invaded his world. He's spent seven years putting himself back together under its rule, joining an Umber military academy and becoming the best pilot in his class. Even better, he's met Gal - his exasperating and infuriatingly enticing roommate who's made the academy feel like a new home. But when dozens of classmates spring an assassination plot on Gal, a devastating secret comes to light: Gal is the heir to the Umber Empire. Ettian barely manages to save his best friend and flee the compromised academy unscathed, rattled that Gal stands to inherit the empire that broke him, and that there are still people willing to fight back against Umber rule.  As they piece together a way to deliver Gal safely to his throne, Ettian finds himself torn in half by an impossible choice. Does he save the man who's won his heart and trust that Gal's goodness could transform the empire? Or does he throw his lot in with the brewing rebellion and fight to take back what’s rightfully theirs?  Praise for Bonds of Brass: “Skrutskie’s Bonds of Brass is a high-octane galactic adventure replete with heart, drama, and a keen edge of pain.” (Caitlin Starling, author of The Luminous Dead) “Full of breathless action and dazzling characters, Bonds of Brass is space opera at its most exciting.” (Adam Christopher, author of Stranger Things: Darkness on the Edge of Town)

©2020 Emily Skrutskie (P)2020 Random House Audio

Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
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Memento

12 ratings

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From New York Times best-selling authors Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff comes an Illuminae prequel novella that gives listeners a hair-raising glimpse into the calamity that befell the invincible AI system known as AIDAN - and the daring young programmer who would risk her life to keep it from crashing.    AIDAN is the AI you'll love to hate. The advanced AI system was supposed to protect a fleet of survivors who'd escaped the deadly attack on Kerenza IV. AIDAN was supposed to be infallible. But in the chaotic weeks and months that followed, it became clear that something was terribly, terribly wrong with AIDAN.... Narrators: "Olivia Klein", read by India Dupré  "Ethan Wolf", read by James Fouhey  "AIDAN", read by Lincoln Hoppe  "Stephanie LeFevre", read by Emma Bering   "Ezra Mason", read by Johnathan McClain  Narrator, read by Ryan Gesell    Featuring additional performances by Danny Campbell, Frankie Corzo, Chris Cuilla, Deepti Gupta, John Lee, Sarah Mollo-Christensen, Donabella Mortel, Austin Rising, Erin Spencer, and Nancy Wu. 

©2020 Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (P)2020 Listening Library

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Charming as a Verb

2 ratings

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From the award-winning author of The Field Guide to the North American Teenager comes a whip-smart and layered romantic comedy. Perfect for fans of Nicola Yoon and Jenny Han.  Henri “Halti” Haltiwanger can charm just about anyone. He is a star debater and popular student at the prestigious FATE academy, the dutiful first-generation Haitian son, and the trusted dog walker for his wealthy New York City neighbors.  But his easy smiles mask a burning ambition to attend his dream college, Columbia University. There is only one person who seems immune to Henri’s charms: his “intense” classmate and neighbor Corinne Troy. When she uncovers Henri’s less-than-honest dog-walking scheme, she blackmails him into helping her change her image at school. Henri agrees, seeing a potential upside for himself.  Soon what started as a mutual hustle turns into something more surprising than either of them ever bargained for.... This is a sharply funny and insightful novel about the countless hustles we have to keep from doing the hardest thing: being ourselves. 

©2020 Ben Philippe (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
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Change

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How to create the change you want to see in the world using the paradigm-busting ideas in this "utterly fascinating" (Adam Grant) big-idea book.? Most of what we know about how ideas spread comes from best-selling authors who give us a compelling picture of a world, in which "influencers" are king, "sticky" ideas "go viral", and good behavior is "nudged" forward. The problem is that the world they describe is a world where information spreads, but beliefs and behaviors stay the same.  When it comes to lasting change in what we think or the way we live, the dynamics are different: beliefs and behaviors are not transmitted from person to person in the simple way that a virus is. The real story of social change is more complex. When we are exposed to a new idea, our social networks guide our responses in striking and surprising ways.  Drawing on deep-yet-accessible research and fascinating examples from the spread of coronavirus to the success of the Black Lives Matter movement, the failure of Google+, and the rise of political polarization, Change presents groundbreaking and paradigm-shifting new science for understanding what drives change, and how we can change the world around us.

©2021 Damon Centola (P)2021 Hachette Audio

Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
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Runaway

185 ratings

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The stories in this collection are about women of all ages and circumstances. The runaway of the title story is a young woman who is incapable of leaving her husband. In another, a country girl emerging into the larger world via a job in a resort hotel discovers in a single moment of insight the limits and lies of passion. Three stories concern the same woman - in the first, she escapes from teaching at a girls' school into a wild love affair; in the second, she returns with her child to the home of her parents, whose marriage she finally begins to examine; and in the last, her vanished child turns up caught in the grip of a religious cult. In these and other stories, Alice Munro's understanding of the people about whom she writes makes their lives as real as our own.

©2004 Alice Munro (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks America

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The Bitcoin Standard

213 ratings

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When a pseudonymous programmer introduced “a new electronic cash system that’s fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party” to a small Online mailing list in 2008, very few paid attention. Ten years later, and against all odds, this upstart autonomous decentralized software offers an unstoppable and globally-accessible hard money alternative to modern central banks. The Bitcoin Standard analyzes the historical context to the rise of bitcoin, the economic properties that have allowed it to grow quickly, and its likely economic, political, and social implications.  While bitcoin is a new invention of the digital age, the problem it purports to solve is as old as human society itself: transferring value across time and space. Ammous takes the listener on an engaging journey through the history of technologies performing the functions of money, from primitive systems of trading limestones and seashells, to metals, coins, the gold standard, and modern government debt. Exploring what gave these technologies their monetary role, and how most lost it, provides the listener with a good idea of what makes for sound money, and sets the stage for an economic discussion of its consequences for individual and societal future-orientation, capital accumulation, trade, peace, culture, and art. Compellingly, Ammous shows that it is no coincidence that the loftiest achievements of humanity have come in societies enjoying the benefits of sound monetary regimes, nor is it coincidental that monetary collapse has usually accompanied the collapse of a civilization.  With this background in place, the book moves on to explain the operation of bitcoin in a functional and intuitive way. Bitcoin is a decentralized, distributed piece of software that converts electricity and processing power into indisputably accurate records, thus allowing its users to utilize the Internet to perform the traditional functions of money without having to rely on, or trust, any authorities or infrastructure in the physical world. Bitcoin is thus best understood as the first successfully implemented form of digital cash and digital hard money. With an automated and perfectly predictable monetary policy, and the ability to perform final settlement of large sums across the world in a matter of minutes, Bitcoin’s real competitive edge might just be as a store of value and network for final settlement of large payments - a digital form of gold with a built-in settlement infrastructure.  Ammous’ firm grasp of the technological possibilities as well as the historical realities of monetary evolution provides for a fascinating exploration of the ramifications of voluntary free market money. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.  

©2018 Saifedean Ammous (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
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Pete the Cat's Groovy Bake Sale

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Pete the cat whips up something extra cool in the next Pete the Cat My First I Can Read tale from New York Times best-selling author-illustrator James Dean! The school's bake sale is a day away! Pete tries to make something yummy for his friends. But he seems to be only making a giant mess! Will Pete have something delicious in time for the bake sale?  

©2018 James Dean (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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French Short Stories for Intermediate Level

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Improve your listening comprehension and make learning new vocabulary so much easier with seven French short stories. Introducing a fun and effective method of learning French. When you can't slip away from daily life to immerse yourself in a French-speaking country, listening to French stories is the next best thing. By learning this way, you will be able to: Understand grammar concepts without the monotonous chore of memorizing rules Grasp new vocabulary that you can immediately put to use in everyday conversations, and Practice your listening skills with the stories narrated by a native French speaker Familiarize yourself with spoken French. The over ten hours of audio recorded by French native speakers will drastically improve your pronunciation. Each story is recorded in several ways: Female voice Male voice Vocabulary audio flash-card No more need for a dictionary. Each story is broken down with a French and English glossary to introduce you to the words and phrases you might not understand. This removes any painful back-and-forth process of continually searching for definitions or translations. Ideal for beginner and intermediate level. The stories are written for new French learners, but a basic understanding of French is recommended for maximum enjoyment and effectiveness of the lessons. Perfect for anyone who wants to brush up on their French. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2017 Frederic Bibard (P)2017 Frederic Bibard

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The Darkness Outside Us

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They Both Die at the End meets The Loneliest Girl in the Universe in this mind-bending sci-fi mystery and tender love story about two boys aboard a spaceship sent on a rescue mission, from two-time National Book Award finalist Eliot Schrefer. Two boys, alone in space. Sworn enemies sent on the same rescue mission. Ambrose wakes up on the Coordinated Endeavor with no memory of a launch. There’s more that doesn’t add up: Evidence indicates strangers have been on board, the ship’s operating system is voiced by his mother, and his handsome, brooding shipmate has barricaded himself away. But nothing will stop Ambrose from making his mission succeed - not when he’s rescuing his own sister. In order to survive the ship’s secrets, Ambrose and Kodiak will need to work together and learn to trust each other...especially once they discover what they are truly up against. Love might be the only way to survive.

©2021 Eliot Schrefer (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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Alone Against the North

98 ratings

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Winner of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario's 2016 Young Authors Award Winner of the 2017 Louise de Kiriline Award for Nonfiction The age of exploration is not over. When Adam Shoalts ventured into the largest unexplored wilderness on the planet, he hoped to set foot where no one had ever gone before. What he discovered surprised even him. Shoalts was no stranger to the wilderness. He had hacked his way through jungles and swamp, had stared down polar bears and climbed mountains. But one spot on the map called out to him irresistibly: the Hudson Bay Lowlands, a trackless expanse of muskeg and lonely rivers, caribou and wolf - an Amazon of the north, parts of which to this day remain unexplored. Cutting through this forbidding landscape is a river no explorer, trapper, or canoeist had left any record of paddling. It was this river that Shoalts was obsessively determined to explore. It took him several attempts, and years of research. But finally, alone, he found the headwaters of the mysterious river. He believed he had discovered what he had set out to find. But the adventure had just begun. Unexpected dangers awaited him downstream. Gripping and often poetic, Alone Against the North is a classic adventure story of single-minded obsession, physical hardship, and the restless sense of wonder that every explorer has in common. But what does exploration mean in an age when satellite imagery of even the remotest corner of the planet is available to anyone with a phone? Is there anything left to explore? What Shoalts discovered as he paddled downriver was a series of unmapped waterfalls that could easily have killed him. Just as astonishing was the media reaction when he got back to civilization. He was crowned “Canada’s Indiana Jones” and appeared on morning television. He was feted by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and congratulated by the Governor General. People were enthralled by Shoalts’s proof that the world is bigger than we think. Shoalts’s story makes it clear that the world can become known only by getting out of our cars and armchairs, and setting out into the unknown, where every step is different from the one before, and something you may never have imagined lies around the next curve in the river.

©2016 Adam Shoalts (P)2019 Penguin Random House Canada

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Pete the Cat and the Surprise Teacher

1 rating

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New York Times best-selling author and artist James Dean brings listeners in for a big school surprise in Pete the Cat and the Surprise Teacher. When Pete goes to school, he finds out his teacher is out sick and the substitute teacher is...his mom! It's up to Pete to teach the teacher what school is all about. Pete the Cat and the Surprise Teacher is a My First I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for shared listening with a child.

©2017 James Dean (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: James Fouhey
Author: James Dean
Length: 4 mins
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Max and the Midknights: Battle of the Bodkins

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

©2020 Lincoln Peirce (P)2020 Listening Library

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Pete the Cat: Snow Daze

1 rating

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New York Times best-selling author and artist James Dean brings listeners along for a fun, surprising, snowy adventure with Pete the Cat! In Pete the Cat: Snow Daze, school is canceled, and Pete cannot wait to play in the snow with all his friends. Imagine a day filled with snowball fights, hot chocolate, snowcats, and more. But when the next day and the day after that are all snow days, Pete comes to a sudden realization: It is possible to have too many snow days. Pete the Cat: Snow Daze is perfect for shared listening with a child.

©2016 James Dean (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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Pete the Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase

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New York Times number one best seller! New York Times best-selling author James Dean takes us on a St. Patrick's Day adventure with Pete the cat as Pete discovers how lucky he actually is!  It's St. Patrick's Day, and it's also the grand opening of Pete the cat's leprechaun-catching business. Pete gears up to trap a leprechaun for his friends! But catching a leprechaun is never easy - especially if it’s Clover, who's full of tricks.  Will luck be on Pete’s side? Or will Pete learn luck is actually something earned?  

©2019 James Dean (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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Pickard County Atlas

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"An atmospheric, slow-burning beauty of a book, rich with raw-edged lyricism and achingly real characters." (Tana French, author of The Searcher) Small-town secrets loom large in this spellbinding rural noir about the aftershocks of crime and trauma that shake a Nebraskan town. In a dusty town in Nebraska’s rugged sandhills, weary Sheriff’s Deputy Harley Jensen patrols the streets at night, on the lookout for something - anything - out of the ordinary. It’s July 1978, and the heat is making people ornery, restless. That and the Reddick family patriarch has decided, decades after authorities ended the search for his murdered boy’s body, to lay a headstone. Instead of bringing closure, this decision is the spark that threatens to set Pickard County ablaze. On a fateful night after the memorial service, Harley tails the youngest Reddick and town miscreant, Paul, through the abandoned farms and homes outside their run-down town. The pursuit puts Harley in the path of Pam Reddick, a restless young woman looking for escape, bent on cutting the ties of motherhood and marriage. Filled with desperate frustration, Pam is drawn to Harley’s dark history, not unlike that of her husband, Rick - a man raised in the wreckage of a brother’s violent death and a mother’s hardened fury. Unfolding over six tense days, Pickard County Atlas sets Harley and the Reddicks on a collision course - propelling them toward an incendiary moment that will either redeem or end them. Engrossing, darkly funny, and real, Chris Harding Thorton’s debut rings with authenticity and a nuanced sense of place even as it hums with menace, introducing an astonishing new voice in suspense. A Macmillan Audio production from MCD

©2021 Chris Harding Thornton (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
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American Prison

17 ratings

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"An enraging, necessary look at the private prison system, and a convincing clarion call for prison reform.” (NPR.org) New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2018 One of President Barack Obama’s favorite books of 2018  Winner of the 2019 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize Winner of the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism Winner of the 2019 RFK Book and Journalism Award A New York Times Notable Book A groundbreaking and brave inside reckoning with the nexus of prison and profit in America in one Louisiana prison and over the course of our country's history.  In 2014, Shane Bauer was hired for nine dollars an hour to work as an entry-level prison guard at a private prison in Winnfield, Louisiana. An award-winning investigative journalist, he used his real name; there was no meaningful background check. Four months later, his employment came to an abrupt end. But he had seen enough, and in short order he wrote an exposé about his experiences that won a National Magazine Award and became the most-read feature in the history of the magazine Mother Jones.  Still, there was much more that he needed to say. In American Prison, Bauer weaves a much deeper reckoning with his experiences together with a thoroughly researched history of for-profit prisons in America from their origins in the decades before the Civil War. For, as he soon realized, we can't understand the cruelty of our current system and its place in the larger story of mass incarceration without understanding where it came from. Private prisons became entrenched in the South as part of a systemic effort to keep the African-American labor force in place in the aftermath of slavery, and the echoes of these shameful origins are with us still.   The private prison system is deliberately unaccountable to public scrutiny. Private prisons are not incentivized to tend to the health of their inmates, or to feed them well, or to attract and retain a highly trained prison staff. Though Bauer befriends some of his colleagues and sympathizes with their plight, the chronic dysfunction of their lives only adds to the prison's sense of chaos. To his horror, Bauer finds himself becoming crueler and more aggressive the longer he works in the prison, and he is far from alone.   A blistering indictment of the private prison system, and the powerful forces that drive it, American Prison is a necessary human document about the true face of justice in America.

©2018 Shane Bauer (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Author: Shane Bauer
Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
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Good Girl, Bad Blood

7 ratings

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The highly anticipated sequel to the instant New York Times best seller, A Good Girl's Guide to Murder! More dark secrets are exposed in this addictive, true-crime fueled mystery.  Pip is not a detective anymore. With the help of Ravi Singh, she released a true-crime podcast about the murder case they solved together last year. The podcast has gone viral, yet Pip insists her investigating days are behind her. But she will have to break that promise when someone she knows goes missing. Jamie Reynolds has disappeared, on the very same night the town hosted a memorial for the sixth-year anniversary of the deaths of Andie Bell and Sal Singh. The police won't do anything about it. And if they won't look for Jamie then Pip will, uncovering more of her town's dark secrets along the way...and this time everyone is listening. But will she find him before it's too late?

©2021 Holly Jackson (P)2021 Listening Library

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I Hate You, Fuller James

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I hate you, Fuller James. I hate your floppy hair and your lopsided grin and those laughing blue eyes that always seem to be laughing at me. I hate that you're the most popular guy in school and I'm still the girl who sneezed and spit out her retainer on someone at a middle school dance. It's just such a cliché. I hate that I'm being forced to tutor you in English and keep it a secret from everyone. Because otherwise it might put our basketball team's chances at winning State in jeopardy, and even though I hate you, I love basketball. I hate that it seems like you're keeping a secret from me...and that the more time we spend together, the less I feel like I'm on solid ground. Because I'm starting to realize there's so much more to you than meets the eye. Underneath it all, you're real. But what I hate most is that I really don't hate you at all.

©2020 Kelly Anne Blount (P)2020 Tantor

Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
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The Hazel Wood

123 ratings

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"Highly literary, occasionally surreal, and grounded by Alice's clipped, matter-of-fact voice, it's a dark story that readers will have trouble leaving behind. HIGH-DEMAND: the buzz for this debut is deafening...." (Booklist starred review) From rising star Melissa Albert comes a fantastical story of mythic proportions. Welcome to The Hazel Wood - a fiercely stunning contemporary fantasy audiobook. This program includes a bonus novella, The Boy Who Didn't Come Home, set in the world of The Hazel Wood and narrated by James Fouhey. Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: Her mother is stolen away - by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother's stories are set. Alice's only lead is the message her mother left behind: "Stay away from the Hazel Wood." Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother’s cultish fans. But now she has no choice but to ally with classmate Ellery Finch, a Hinterland superfan who may have his own reasons for wanting to help her. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother's tales began - and where she might find out how her own story went so wrong. Praise for The Hazel Wood: "The Hazel Wood starts out strange and gets stranger, in the best possible way...Albert seamlessly combines contemporary realism with fantasy, blurring the edges in a way that highlights that place where stories and real life convene...a captivating debut." (New York Times Book Review) "The Hazel Wood will be your next obsession." (Stephanie Garber, author of Caraval) "Thoroughly, creepily captivating." (Kristin Cashore, author of Graceling) "This is one of the best books I've read in years." (Jennifer Niven, author of All the Bright Places) "A dream of a book I cannot recommend highly enough." (Seanan McGuire, author of Every Heart a Doorway)

©2018 Melissa Albert (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
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The Infinite Noise

23 ratings

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"Narrators James Fouhey and Briggon Snow give stellar performances in this quiet YA romance.... Both narrators authentically capture the ups and downs of teen romance and keep listeners engaged." (AudioFile Magazine) Lauren Shippen's The Infinite Noise is a stunning, original debut based on her wildly popular and award-winning podcast The Bright Sessions. Caleb Michaels is a 16-year-old champion running back. Other than that his life is pretty normal. But when Caleb starts experiencing mood swings that are out of the ordinary for even a teenager, his life moves beyond "typical". Caleb is an Atypical, an individual with enhanced abilities. Which sounds pretty cool except Caleb's ability is extreme empathy - he feels the emotions of everyone around him. Being an empath in high school would be hard enough, but Caleb's life becomes even more complicated when he keeps getting pulled into the emotional orbit of one of his classmates, Adam. Adam's feelings are big and all-consuming, but they fit together with Caleb's feelings in a way that he can't quite understand. Caleb's therapist, Dr. Bright, encourages Caleb to explore this connection by befriending Adam. As he and Adam grow closer, Caleb learns more about his ability, himself, his therapist - who seems to know a lot more than she lets on - and just how dangerous being an Atypical can be. "What if the X-Men, instead of becoming superheroes, decided to spend some time in therapy?" (Vox on The Bright Sessions)

©2019 Lauren Shippen (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
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Basketball

12 ratings

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A sweeping and revelatory history of basketball, drawing upon hundreds of hours of interviews with the greatest players, coaches, executives, and journalists in the history of the game. In an effort to tell the complete story of basketball in all its fascinating dimensions, acclaimed authors Jackie MacMullan, Rafe Bartholomew, and Dan Klores have compiled nearly a thousand hours' worth of interviews with a staggering number of basketball greats. They've talked to hundreds of legendary players, such as Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Magic Johnson, and spoken with renowned coaches, including Phil Jackson and Coach K, as well as numerous executives, commissioners, and journalists. Most impressive was the extraordinary quality of the interviews. Again and again, players spoke candidly about secrets and told stories they'd never before discussed on the record. The audiobook that grew out of those interviews is an extraordinary project and quite possibly the most ambitious basketball work ever made. At once a definitive oral history and something far more literary and intimate, this is the never-before-told story of how basketball came to be and about what it means to those who've given their lives to the game. Read by James Fouhey, Jim Frangione, Sullivan Jones, Pete Larkin, January LaVoy, and Carol Monda.

©2018 Jackie MacMullan, Rafe Bartholomew, and Dan Klores (P)2018 Random House Audio

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Pete the Cat's 12 Groovy Days of Christmas

Summary

A New York Times best-selling Pete the cat Christmas audiobook!  Pete and his friends are rockin’ and groovin’ while counting down the days to Christmas! Who needs five golden rings when you can have five onion rings?  Join Pete and the gang for one-of-a-kind holiday cheer. He adds a cool-cat spin on a well-known Christmas carol, bringing a hip and energetic spirit to the season. This is a perfect Christmas gift for Pete the cat fans who are eagerly awaiting Santa’s arrival. Plus, don't miss Pete’s other spin on a holiday classic, Pete the Cat Saves Christmas. And check out Pete’s other groovy guides, Pete the Cat’s Groovy Guide to Life, Pete the Cat’s Groovy Guide to Love, and Pete the Cat’s Groovy Guide to Kindness!  

©2018 James Dean, Kimberly Dean (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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Poe's First Law

Summary

He’s used to catching crooks, not proving their innocence. Can this Hawaiian investigator say aloha to the real killer? Edgar Allan “Poe” Rutherford knows his personal connection to a crime boss is wrong. But when she needs his PI expertise to solve a reopened cold case, he can’t refuse the woman who feels like family. The only catch...the police are convinced she’s the murderer. Diving deep into his friend’s corrupt empire, Poe chases down a dizzying array of potential suspects. But the further his investigation goes into uncovering alarming secrets, the more he fears his client is guilty of this brutal homicide. Will Poe clear this mobster’s name before he’s forced to put her behind bars? Poe’s First Law is the 13th stand-alone novel in the clever Murder on Maui mystery series. If you like charming protagonists, crafty culprits, and the lush backdrop of Hawaii, then you’ll love Robert W. Stephens’ light-hearted island adventure. Buy Poe’s First Law for a tropical cocktail of intrigue today!

©2020 Robert W. Stephens (P)2021 Robert W. Stephens

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
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Pete the Cat: Sir Pete the Brave

1 rating

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New York Times best-selling author and artist James Dean brings listeners a new story about the most gallant cat around - Pete! This time Pete is a knight on an adventure to save a pal in Pete the Cat: Sir Pete the Brave. When Lady Callie, the most awesome harpist in all the land, goes missing, it's up to Sir Pete to save her. But when he ends up trapped in a dragon's lair, Lady Callie might have to do the saving.

©2016 James Dean (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: James Fouhey
Author: James Dean
Length: 5 mins
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His Hideous Heart

1 rating

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Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year - 2019 "His Hideous Heart is an audiobook dream. Half of the stories are read by their authors and the other half are read by professional narrators; all are delightful and, of course, haunting." (Paste) Thirteen of YA’s most celebrated names reimagine Edgar Allan Poe’s most surprising, unsettling, and popular tales for a new generation. Edgar Allan Poe may be 150 years beyond this world, but the themes of his beloved works have much in common with modern young adult fiction. Whether the stories are familiar or discovered for the first time, listeners will revel in both Edgar Allan Poe's classic tales, and in the 13 unique and unforgettable ways that they've been brought to life. Contributors include Dahlia Adler (reimagining "Ligeia"), Kendare Blake ("Metzengerstein"), Rin Chupeco ("The Murders in the Rue Morgue"), Lamar Giles ("The Oval Portrait"), Tessa Gratton ("Annabel Lee"), Tiffany D. Jackson ("The Cask of Amontillado"), Stephanie Kuehn ("The Tell-Tale Heart"), Emily Lloyd-Jones ("The Purloined Letter"), Amanda Lovelace ("The Raven"), Hillary Monahan ("The Masque of the Red Death"), Marieke Nijkamp ("Hop-Frog"), Caleb Roehrig ("The Pit and the Pendulum"), and Fran Wilde ("The Fall of the House of Usher"). This program is read by Dahlia Adler, Kendare Blake, JorJa Brown, Caitlin Davies, James Fouhey, Tessa Gratton, Jeanette Illidge, Emily Lloyd-Jones, Robin Miles, Natalie Naudus, Amanda Lovelace, Hillary Monahan, Caleb Roehrig, and Fran Wilde. Praise for His Hideous Heart: "Narrated by a dizzying array of exceptional storytellers, these short stories have something for every listener.... Recommended for listeners who can’t get enough Edgar Allan Poe or just need more thrilling audios in their listening queue." (Booklist) "Poe's ghost happily haunts this fresh, delightfully dark collection." (Kirkus starred review) "Adler’s anthology brims over with fierce delight and uncanny invention...if you haven’t read Poe before, His Hideous Heart works equally well as an introduction, a tribute and a loving critique." (The New York Times Book Review)

©2019 Dahlia Adler (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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The Rover

1 rating

Summary

Drew Magary is a correspondent for GQ and columnist for Deadspin, as well as the author of Someone Could Get Hurt and The Postmortal. He lives in Maryland with his wife and children. Something has landed in Armie Puglian's yard. Something not from here. What is it? What's it looking for? And what happens when Armie decides to keep it?

©2014 Drew Magary (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: James Fouhey
Author: Drew Magary
Length: 55 mins
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Butcher, Baker

32 ratings

Summary

The horrific true story of serial kidnapper, rapist, and killer Robert Hansen’s reign of terror  As oil-boom money poured into Anchorage, Alaska the city quickly became a prime destination for the seedier elements of society: prostitutes, pimps, con men, and criminals of all breeds looking to cash in. However, something even worse lurked in their midst.  To all who knew him, Robert Hansen was a typical hardworking businessman, husband, and father. But hidden beneath the veneer of mild respectability was a monster whose depraved appetites could not be sated. From 1971 to 1983, Hansen was a human predator, stalking women on the edges of Anchorage society - women whose disappearances would cause scant outcry, but whose gruesome fates would shock the nation. After his arrest, Hansen confessed to 17 brutal murders, though authorities suspect there were more than 30 victims.  Alaska State Trooper Walter Gilmour and writer Leland E. Hale tell the story of Hansen’s twisted depredations - from the dark urges that drove his madness to the women who died at his hand and finally to the authorities who captured and convicted the killer who came to be known as the “Butcher Baker.”

©2011 Walter Gilmour and Leland E. Hale (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
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Pete the Cat - Scuba-Cat

1 rating

Summary

Pete is so excited to go scuba diving. Captain Joe tells him about the creatures he might see under the waves. Pete really wants to see a seahorse. But he has to search high and low to find one. His groovy adventure ends with a surprise...and a cool new friend for Pete!

©2016 James Dean (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: James Fouhey
Author: James Dean
Length: 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Prince of Never

Summary

A fae prince with a poisoned heart. A mortal girl with a magical voice. Neither one believes in fairy tales. City waitress Lara has the voice of an angel and no idea she's marked as the fated mate of a silver-eyed royal from another realm. When she falls into Faery and meets an obnoxious huntsman who mistakes her for a troll, she's amazed to discover he's the cursed Prince of Air in disguise. Ever's mother, the queen, is less than impressed. The opposing court of techno-loving Unseelie wants her as their very own pet. And an evil air mage wishes her dead. Held captive by Elemental fae in the Land of Five, she's certainly hit rock bottom. But songs wield power, and Lara happens to be a true diva. Now if only she can use her newfound magical skill to make the Prince of Never a little less attractive. The first thing she wants is to find a way back home, and the last is to fall in love. Ever and Lara think they know what they want, but destiny and an age-old curse have other ideas.

©2019 Juno Heart (P)2021 Tantor

Author: Juno Heart
Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
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Pete the Cat: Go, Pete, Go!

1 rating

Summary

New York Times best-selling author-artist James Dean brings us a new Pete the Cat adventure, a special reimagining of "The Tortoise and the Hare" as a race between Pete and Turtle, in Pete the Cat: Go, Pete, Go!. Ding, ding. There's nothing Pete the Cat loves to do more on a sunny day than ring his little bell and pedal fast on his bicycle. But on this sunny day, Turtle wants to race someone in his new car. Vroom, vroom! Pete and his bicycle are up for the challenge! And when Pete crosses the finish line, he proves it's not where you're going that matters, it's how groovy of a time you have getting there!

©2016 James Dean (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: James Fouhey
Author: James Dean
Length: 6 mins
Available on Audible
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Love, Creekwood

1 rating

Summary

New York Times best seller Fall in love all over again with the characters from the best-selling Simonverse novels in this highly anticipated epilogue novella. Perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli, the movie Love, Simon, and the new Hulu series spin-off Love, Victor! It’s been more than a year since Simon and Blue turned their anonymous online flirtation into an IRL relationship and just a few months since Abby and Leah’s unforgettable night at senior prom. Now the Creekwood High crew are first-years at different colleges, navigating friendship and romance the way their story began - on email.

©2020 Becky Albertalli (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party

1 rating

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A groovy New York Times best seller! From the best-selling Pete the Cat series, it’s a groovy pizza party that you don’t want to miss! It’s a party, a party, a perfect pizza party! That’s what Pete thinks as he piles the pie high with his favorite topping - pepperoni. But then his friends come over and add their own toppings to the pizza. Will Pete’s perfect pizza be ruined? There’s only one way to find out!  In this audiobook full of fun alliteration and tasty foods by the New York Times best-selling team of Kimberly and James Dean, Pete and the gang learn that the best kind of pizza is one you share with your friends. Don't miss Pete's other adventures, including Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes, Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, Pete the Cat Saves Christmas, Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses, Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues, Pete the Cat and the New Guy, Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie, and Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes. 

©2019 James Dean and Kimberly Dean (P)2019 HarperAudio

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 5 mins
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Pete the Kitty: I Love Pete the Kitty

Summary

The fun new Pete the Kitty series from New York Times best-selling author James Dean introduces young listeners to Pete the cat before he was Pete the cat...when he was little Pete the kitty!  Pete the kitty loves so many wonderful things in life - like birthday cake, ice cream, his guitar, and more. But what does this groovy kitty love the most? Find out in this all-new audiobook!

©2020 James Dean (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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Code of Honor

2 ratings

Summary

Heed the call of the wild...discover the second book in this action-packed animal fantasy series from the number-one best-selling author of Warriors! Set in the African savannah and told from three different animals' points of view, Bravelands will thrill readers and listeners who love Spirit Animals and Wings of Fire as well as the legion of dedicated fans who've made Erin Hunter a best-selling phenomenon. A baboon who has uncovered an act of treachery. An elephant uncertain of her fate. A lion poised to strike. The code of the wild has been broken. The elephant leader known as Great Mother has been murdered. And Bravelands is on the edge of chaos. Now a young baboon, an elephant, and a lion must come together to discover the truth - before the fragile balance of Bravelands is destroyed forever.

©2018 Working Partners Limited (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: James Fouhey
Author: Erin Hunter
Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
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Dark Stars

1 rating

Summary

The final time-twisting installment in Danielle Rollins’s epic time-travel romance, perfect for fans of Alexandra Bracken and Kiera Cass. Dorothy finds herself completely alone. Roman is dead. The Chronology Protection Agency wants nothing to do with her. The Black Cirkus no longer trusts her. And Ash...Ash is gone. Dorothy has seen the evidence with her own eyes - she knows that she was the one who killed Ash. But she still has no idea how, when, or - most importantly - why. But the discovery of several missing pages from the professor’s journal drives a narrow sliver of hope into her heart. Without a ship, it should be impossible for Dorothy to travel through time. But Dorothy will do anything to protect Ash - and to save what’s left of their ruined world.

©2021 Danielle Rollins (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
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Pete the Cat: Super Pete

Summary

From New York Times best-selling creators Kimberly and James Dean, Pete the cat becomes...Super Pete! We all need a superhero Pete in our life. When there's trouble in town, it’s up to Pete the cat's alter ego, Super Pete, to save the day! With his cool jet, nifty goggles, and slick slingshot, Super Pete is ready to take down any bad guys. Pete the Cat: Super Pete is a Level 1 I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for shared listening with a child and any heroes-in-training. 

©2020 James Dean and Kimberly Dean (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 5 mins
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Pete the Cat and the Cool Caterpillar

Summary

Pete the cat meets a super-cool caterpillar in the first Pete the Cat Level 1 I Can Read tale from New York Times best-selling author-illustrator James Dean! Pete thinks he found a new best friend. But when his caterpillar goes missing, Pete has to find out what happened to his new friend. Pete is in for one wild surprise at the end! Pete the Cat and the Cool Caterpillar is a Level I Can Read book and is perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. 

©2018 James Dean (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 6 mins
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Pete the Kitty and the Unicorn's Missing Colors

1 rating

Summary

New York Times best-selling creators Kimberly and James Dean bring listeners along for a magical unicorn adventure! Pete the Kitty's friend Stevie the unicorn somehow lost all the colors in her rainbow tail. It's a good thing Pete has his magical paintbrush to help out! Together, they search for the missing colors of the rainbow.  Beginning listeners will love Pete's enchanting adventure.

©2020 James Dean and Kimberly Dean (P)2020 HarperCollins

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 5 mins
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Imagine Me

15 ratings

Summary

The explosive finale to the New York Times and USA Today best-selling Shatter Me series. Juliette Ferrars.  Ella Sommers. Which is the truth and which is the lie?  Now that Ella knows who Juliette is and what she was created for, things have only become more complicated. As she struggles to understand the past that haunts her and looks to a future more uncertain than ever, the lines between right and wrong - between Ella and Juliette - blur. And with old enemies looming, her destiny may not be her own to control. The day of reckoning for the Reestablishment is coming. But she may not get to choose what side she fights on.

©2020 Tahereh Mafi (P)2020 HarperAudio

Author: Tahereh Mafi
Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
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Stolen Time

1 rating

Summary

“Endearing, exciting, and very clever, Danielle Rollins' Stolen Time is the kind of time-travel story I'm always on the lookout for. I know I can't really speak for him, but I feel like Doc Brown would be onboard with this one.” (Kendare Blake, number-one New York Times best-selling author of the Three Dark Crowns series) “The hauntingly evocative prose seduced me, the compellingly nuanced characters captivated me, and the twisting storyline ensnared my thoughts in an infinite spiral that refused to release me until the final word.” (Romina Russell, New York Times best-selling author of the Zodiac series) Seattle, 1913 Dorothy spent her life learning the art of the con. But after meeting a stranger and stowing away on his peculiar aircraft, she wakes up in a chilling version of the world she left behind - and for the first time in her life, realizes she’s in way over her head.  New Seattle, 2077 If there was ever a girl who was trouble, it was one who snuck on board Ash’s time machine wearing a wedding gown - and the last thing he needs is trouble if he wants to prevent his terrifying visions of the future from coming true.

©2019 Danielle Rollins (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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Broken Pride

3 ratings

Summary

Heed the call of the wild with this brand-new, action-packed animal fantasy series from the number one nationally best-selling author of Warriors. Enter the Bravelands...and discover the Erin Hunter series you've been waiting for. A lion cast out from his pride. An elephant who can read the bones of the dead. A baboon rebelling against his destiny. For generations, the animals of the African plains have followed a single rule: kill only to survive. But when an unthinkable act of betrayal shatters the peace, the fragile balance between predators and prey will rest in the paws of three unlikely heroes. Set in an epic new world and told from three different animals' points of view, Bravelands will thrill listeners who love Spirit Animals and Wings of Fire as well as the legion of dedicated fans who've made Erin Hunter a best-selling phenomenon.

©2017 Working Partners Limited (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: James Fouhey
Author: Erin Hunter
Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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Blanca & Roja

1 rating

Summary

The del Cisne girls have never just been sisters; they’re also rivals, Blanca as obedient and graceful as Roja is vicious and manipulative. They know that, because of a generations-old spell, their family is bound to a bevy of swans deep in the woods. They know that, one day, the swans will pull them into a dangerous game that will leave one of them a girl, and trap the other in the body of a swan.    But when two local boys become drawn into the game, the swans’ spell intertwines with the strange and unpredictable magic lacing the woods, and all four of their fates depend on facing truths that could either save or destroy them. Blanca & Roja is the captivating story of sisters, friendship, love, hatred, and the price we pay to protect our hearts.

©2018 Anna-Marie McLemore (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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The Monster War

Summary

The Monster War is the third book in the action-packed, steampunk League of Seven series by acclaimed author Alan Gratz. Having discovered the monstrous secret of his origins, Archie Dent is no longer certain that he is worthy to be a member of the League of Seven. But with new enemies to face, he realizes that he may not have the luxury of questioning his destiny. Wielding the Dragon Lantern, the maniacal Philomena Moffett has turned her back on the Septemberist Society, creating her own Shadow League and unleashing a monster army on the American continent. Archie and his friends must race to find the last two members of their league in time to thwart Moffett's plan and rescue humanity once more.

©2014 Alan Gratz (P)2021 Tantor

Narrator: James Fouhey
Author: Alan Gratz
Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
Available on Audible
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Shifting Shadows

Summary

Heed the call of the wild...discover the third audiobook in this action-packed, New York Times best-selling animal fantasy series from the author of Warriors! Set in the African Savannah and told from three different animals’ points of view, Bravelands will thrill listeners who love Spirit Animals and Wings of Fire, as well as the fans who’ve made Erin Hunter a number-one nationally best-selling phenomenon. A false leader has been destroyed - but Bravelands is still in grave danger.  Stinger’s death should have brought peace to the land; but no Great Parent has stepped forward, and now, the fate of Bravelands hangs in the balance. With a mysterious threat lurking in their midst, all members of the Great Herd must find the strength to walk the right path or risk the end of Bravelands forever.

©2019 Erin Hunter (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: James Fouhey
Author: Erin Hunter
Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
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The Dragon Lantern

Summary

The Dragon Lantern is the second action-packed steampunk adventure in the League of Seven series by the acclaimed author of Samurai Shortstop, Alan Gratz. Archie Dent is convinced that he and his friends Hachi and Fergus are the first three members of a new League of Seven: a group of heroes who come together to fight the Mangleborn whenever the monsters arise to destroy humanity. His belief is put to the test when they are forced to undertake separate missions. Archie and his faithful Tik-Tok servant, Mr. Rivets, pursue a shape-shifting girl who has stolen the Dragon Lantern, an ancient artifact with mysterious powers. And Hachi and Fergus travel to New Orleans to find Madame Blavatsky, the only person who knows the circumstances surrounding the death of Hachi's father. In the course of their adventures, the three heroes meet potential candidates to join their League. At the same time, they learn deep-rooted secrets that could destroy the League forever....

©2015 Alan Gratz (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: James Fouhey
Author: Alan Gratz
Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Unite Me

7 ratings

Summary

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

©2014 Tahereh Mafi (P)2019 HarperAudio

Author: Tahereh Mafi
Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
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Pete the Cat Goes Camping

Summary

New York Times best-selling author James Dean takes listeners along for an outdoor adventure with Pete the Cat! In Pete the Cat Goes Camping, Pete can't wait to go hiking, fishing, and eat s'mores by the campfire. But when he hears about the mysterious creature named Bigfoot, Pete can't help but wonder: Is Bigfoot real?  Pete the Cat Goes Camping is a Level 1 I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for shared listening with a child. 

©2018 James Dean (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 6 mins
Available on Audible
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The Girl I Was Before

Summary

I'm the selfish one. I suppose that's the nicest thing people say about me. I've heard the other things, too: "Paige Owens is a pretty girl with nothing else to offer. She's just a good time at a party. She's stupid, heartless, cold, and useless. All she cares about is getting a guy to look at her. Why would anyone want to be her friend?" Some of those things are true...They're all hurtful. None of it matters. I'm ready to make the hard choices. I'm ready to face the consequences. I'm ready to be the girl I was before, and I'm done being the one who lost her way. I'm ready to become the girl Houston Orr sees when he looks at me. Houston isn't a star athlete. He doesn't play in a band. He's never going to be president, and his life is so far away from simple and easy it isn't even funny. He wasn't part of my plan. But I'm starting to think plans are overrated, and maybe our stories are what we make them. And mine depends entirely on me, and the choices I make...starting now. Houston is my fairy tale. He's perfectly imperfect. He's poetry and life. He's truth and heartbreak, all rolled up in a tall body with dark hair, broad shoulders, and green eyes that lull me into submission. He's nothing I ever thought I wanted but the very thing I need. He's the only guy I've ever really loved, and he thinks I'm a princess. I fell into him, and now I'm holding on. But sometimes, life takes away our ability to choose. Sometimes, things aren't in your control. Sometimes, it hurts to be selfless. My only hope is that when it comes time to choose, I get it right. Welcome to my once upon a time and wish for happily ever after.

©2015 Ginger Scott (Ginger Eiden) (P)2015 Ginger Scott (Ginger Eiden)

Author: Ginger Scott
Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
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Defy Me

18 ratings

Summary

Juliette and Warner’s story continues in the thrilling fifth installment of Tahereh Mafi’s New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series. Juliette Ferrars isn’t who she thinks she is. Nothing in her world is what it seemed. She thought she’d finally defeated the Reestablishment. She thought she’d finally taken control of her life, her power, and her pain. But Juliette has only just begun to unravel a lifetime of lies, and she finds herself faced with a familiar choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior. This time, she’s not alone. Stronger, braver, and more resilient than ever, Juliette will fight for life and love with her friends by her side—but first, she has to survive the war being waged against her mind: She has to remember who she was. Narrated by Juliette, Warner, and Kenji Kishimoto, this gripping novel perfectly sets the stage for the highly anticipated forthcoming conclusion to the Shatter Me series.

©2019 Tahereh Mafi (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

Author: Tahereh Mafi
Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
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Any Man

7 ratings

Summary

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

©2018 Amber Tamblyn (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Beltrunner

Summary

As an independent beltrunner mining asteroids in the frontier of space, Collier South is a dying breed. Scrounging and cutting corners to work cheap, Collier isn't a stranger to lean times and make-do repairs; in fact his onboard computer hasn't had outside maintenance in years and its beginning to show its personal quirks. When Collier finds an asteroid that shows promise, he thinks he's bought himself some time. But his claim is stolen out from under him by his vindictive ex-lover and her shiny new corporate ship. Powerless against the omnipotent mining corporations, Collier has always been too stubborn to give up without a fight. Broke and desperate, Collier has one last chance to land a strike. If he doesn't come back with ore, he'll end up destitute and trading his own biologicals for his next meal. What he discovers in the farthest reaches of the belt has the power to change his life and the fate of the entire system forever. That is, if Collier and his onboard computer can keep his discovery out of corporate hands.

©2016 Sean O'Brien (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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The Night Country

13 ratings

Summary

"In this sequel to The Hazel Wood, narrator Rebecca Soler returns to breathe life into Alice, who has now escaped from the magical story-fueled world of the Hinterland...Soler's narration brims with Alice's anger and grit, her conflicting emotions spilling into every word." (AudioFile magazine) "A must-read for fans of portal fantasies, mysteries, and readers who prefer their magic with bloody sharp edges." (Booklist, starred review) The highly anticipated sequel to Melissa Albert’s beloved New York Times best-selling debut, The Hazel Wood! In The Night Country, Alice Proserpine dives back into a menacing, mesmerizing world of dark fairy tales and hidden doors. Follow her and Ellery Finch as they learn The Hazel Wood was just the beginning, and that worlds die not with a whimper, but a bang.  With Finch’s help, Alice escaped the Hinterland and her reclusive grandmother’s dark legacy. Now, she and the rest of the dregs of the fairy tale world have washed up in New York City, where Alice is trying to make a new, unmagical life. But something is stalking the Hinterland’s survivors - and she suspects their deaths may have a darker purpose. Meanwhile, in the winking out world of the Hinterland, Finch seeks his own adventure, and - if he can find it - a way back home.... Praise for The Night Country: "The Night Country is a new modern classic for thrill seekers young and old. A stunning sequel filled with wondrous delights and daring forays into the dark. Not to be missed!" (Kim Liggett, author of The Grace Year)

©2019 Melissa Albert (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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Stepping Stones

Summary

This contemporary middle-grade novel, adapted for audio with a full-cast production, about family and belonging from New York Times best-selling author Lucy Knisley, is a perfect listen for fans of Awkward and Be Prepared. Jen is used to not getting what she wants. So suddenly moving across the country and getting new stepsisters shouldn't be too much of a surprise. Jen did not want to leave the city. She did not want to move to a farm with her mom and her mom's new boyfriend, Walter. She did not want to leave her friends and her dad.  Most of all, Jen did not want to get new "sisters", Andy and Reese.  As if learning new chores on Peapod Farm wasn't hard enough, having to deal with perfect-at-everything Andy might be the last straw for Jen. Besides cleaning the chicken coop, trying to keep up with the customers at the local farmers' market, and missing her old life, Jen has to deal with her own insecurities about this new family...and where she fits in.  New York Times best-selling author Lucy Knisley brings to life a story inspired from her own childhood in an amazing journey of unlikely friends, sisters, and home. Audio cast list: Lauren Fortgang as Jen Sarah Mollo-Christensen as Mom Patricia Santomasso as Andy With Kristen DiMercurio as Reese, Bailey Carr as Victoria, James Fouhey as Eddie, Neil Hellegers as Steve Morgan, Sean Patrick Hopkins as Walter, Joshua Kane as the Post Office Clerk, Amy Landon as Bonnie, and Barrett Leddy as Mr. Archer  "Funny, sweet, and real." (Jennifer and Matthew Holm, co-creators of the best-selling Babymouse series) "This book is gorgeous. Highly recommended." (Kristen Gudsnuk, creator of Making Friends)

©2020 Lucy Knisley (P)2020 Listening Library

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Fragile Remedy

Summary

Sixteen-year-old Nate is a Gem - a Genetically Engineered Medical Surrogate - created by Gathos City scientists as a cure for the elite from the fatal lung-rot ravaging the population. As a child, Nate was smuggled out of the laboratory where he was held captive and taken into the Withers - a quarantined, lawless region. He manages to survive by becoming a Tinkerer, fixing broken tech in exchange for food or a safe place to sleep. When he meets Reed, a kind and fiercely protective boy who makes his heart race, and his misfit gang of scavengers, Nate finds the family he's always longed for - even if he can't risk telling them what he is.  But Gathos created a genetic fail-safe in their Gems - a flaw in their DNA that causes their health to rapidly deteriorate as they age unless they are regularly dosed with medication controlled by Gathos City. When violence erupts across the Withers, Nate's illegal supply of medicine is cut off, and a vicious attack on Reed threatens to expose his secret. With time running out, Nate is left with only two options: Work for a shadowy terrorist organization that has the means to keep him alive, or stay-and die - with the boy he loves.

©2021 Maria Ingrande Mora (P)2021 Tantor

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
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Going Long

Summary

They fell in love in high school and found their way back to one another despite the odds. But can first loves really be forever? For Reed Johnson the dream was always football. But then Nolan Lennox took over his heart. Is he willing to give up his first love just to keep his true love? Or will he be too late? Reed and Nolan's story continues in Going Long, sequel to Waiting on the Sidelines.

©2013 Ginger Scott (Ginger Eiden) (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Author: Ginger Scott
Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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Pete the Kitty Goes to the Doctor

Summary

Oh no! Pete the Kitty has a tummy ache. Good thing his dad knows just what to do. It’s time to go to the doctor! Except Pete may be a teensy-weensy bit nervous about his first visit to the doctor. With the help of his dad, Pete discovers the doctor isn’t scary. Beginning listeners will easily relate to Pete the Kitty as he overcomes his fear of going to the doctor's office. This My First I Can Read book is carefully crafted using basic language, word repetition, sight words, and sweet illustrations - which means it's perfect for shared listening with emergent listeners. The active, engaging My First I Can Read stories have appealing plots and lovable characters, encouraging children to continue their listening journey. From New York Times best-selling author/illustrator team Kimberly and James Dean, it's everyone’s favorite kitty, Pete the Kitty! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 James Dean and Kimberly Dean (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 4 mins
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Pete the Cat Checks Out the Library

Summary

New York Times best-selling author and illustrator James Dean shows us how much fun reading can be in Pete the Cat Checks Out the Library. It's Pete the cat's first time at the library. He gets a fun tour of library and even reads a few super cool stories while he's there. Without even leaving the library, Pete goes on so many groovy adventures. All Pete needs is a little imagination - and of course, his library card! A great introduction to the library from everyone's favorite groovy cat.

©2018 James Dean (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: James Fouhey
Author: James Dean
Length: 4 mins
Available on Audible
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The Glass Queen

5 ratings

Summary

Once Upon a Time meets Game of Thrones in book two of New York Times best-selling author Gena Showalter’s magical, romantic dark fantasy series, in which the fairy tales we know and love are prophecies of the future.  Welcome to the Forest of Good and Evil, where villains may be heroes and heroes may be villains…it all depends on who you ask.  Ashleigh Ansklelisa may be called the Glass Princess due to her weak heart, but Saxon, king of the Avian, knows she is more dangerous than broken glass, in this Cinderella retelling that sweeps readers into the magical land of Enchantia, filled with treacherous enemies, unexpected allies, forbidden love, and dangerous magic!  Can destined lovers find their way to each other, or will evil win the day?  Everything changes at the stroke of midnight as one determined princess fights for her legacy, her love, and the crown that is her destiny.

©2020 Gena Showalter (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
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Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes

3 ratings

Summary

From the best-selling Pete the Cat series, help Pete and his friends find the missing cupcakes! Pete the Cat and his friends are busy as can be baking cupcakes for a party, and Pete can’t wait to perform with his groovy band. But some of the cupcakes have gone missing! Who could have taken them? In this digital audiobook adventure by New York Times best-selling authors James and Kimberly Dean, Pete and the gang solve the mystery of the missing cupcakes and learn that it’s cool to be kind. The Pete the Cat fun never stops - watch the groovin’ video online!  Don't miss Pete's other adventures, including Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes, Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, Pete the Cat Saves Christmas, Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses, Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues, Pete the Cat and the New Guy, Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie, and Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party. 

©2016 James Dean (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Ruckman Road

1 rating

Summary

To solve an eerie murder, one detective must break a cardinal rule: Never let the case get personal.... Alex Penfield's gunshot wounds have healed, but the shock remains raw. Working the beat could be just what the detective needs to clear his head. But when a corpse washes up on the Chesapeake Bay, Alex's first case back could send him spiraling.... As Penfield and his partner examine the dead man's fortress of a house, an army of surveillance cameras takes the mystery to another level. When the detective sees gruesome visions that the cameras fail to capture, he begins to wonder if his past has caught up with him. To solve the murder, Penfield makes a call on a psychic who may or may not be out to kill him.... His desperate attempt to catch a killer may solve the case, but will he lose his sanity in the process? Ruckman Road is the start of a new paranormal mystery series featuring Detective Alex Penfield. If you like supernatural whodunnits, gripping action, and heroes with a troubled past, then you'll love Robert W. Stephens' twisted tale.  Buy Ruckman Road to solve the eerie case today!

©2020 Robert W. Stephens (P)2020 Robert W. Stephens

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
Available on Audible
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Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map

Summary

New York Times best-selling author and artist James Dean brings us a fun, epic sea adventure with Captain Pete in Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map!  When Captain Pete discovers a treasure map, he and his crew are ready to set out and sail the seas to find the buried gold and jewels. But they weren’t expecting to find a giant sea monster along the way!

©2020 James Dean (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 6 mins
Available on Audible
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The Field Guide to the North American Teenager

8 ratings

Summary

William C. Morris YA Debut Award Winner! A hilarious contemporary realistic YA debut novel about a rather cynical Black French Canadian teen who moves to Austin, Texas, and experiences the clichés and joys of the American high school experience - including falling in love. Perfect for fans of Nicola Yoon, When Dimple Met Rishi, and John Green. Norris Kaplan is clever, cynical, and quite possibly too smart for his own good. A Black French Canadian, he knows from watching American sitcoms that those three things don’t bode well when you are moving to Austin, Texas.  Plunked into a new high school and sweating a ridiculous amount from the oppressive Texas heat, Norris finds himself cataloging everyone he meets: the Cheerleaders, the Jocks, the Loners, and even the Manic Pixie Dream Girl. Making a ton of friends has never been a priority for him, and this way he can at least amuse himself until it’s time to go back to Canada, where he belongs.  Yet against all odds, those labels soon become actual people to Norris…like loner Liam, who makes it his mission to befriend Norris, or Madison the beta cheerleader, who is so nice that it has to be a trap. Not to mention Aarti the Manic Pixie Dream Girl, who might, in fact, be a real love interest in the making.  But the night of the prom, Norris screws everything up royally. As he tries to pick up the pieces, he realizes it might be time to stop hiding behind his snarky opinions and start living his life - along with the people who have found their way into his heart.

©2019 Ben Philippe and Alloy Entertainment (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: James Fouhey
Author: Ben Philippe
Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Pete the Cat: Five Little Bunnies

Summary

Number-one New York Times best sellers Kimberly and James Dean turn it up in Pete the Cat’s groovy adaptation of the classic children’s song “Five Little Monkeys” - with a hippity hoppity twist! One night, Pete the Cat was bunnysitting five little bunnies when all a sudden.... Five little bunnies hopping on the bed....! Sing along with Pete the Cat in his fun adaptation of "Five Little Monkeys." Fans of Pete the cat will love rocking out to this classic tune with a groovy Easter twist.

©2020 James Dean and Kimberly Dean (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 2 mins
Available on Audible
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The Tequila Killings

Summary

A deadly fall. A dodgy past. Can Poe uncover the truth before a match made in paradise ends in disaster?  Edgar Allan “Poe” Rutherford has the luxury of picking and choosing the cases that spark his curiosity. So when his love-struck mother-in-law demands he trail her latest squeeze, he thinks he’s wasting his time. Until a mysterious woman from the boyfriend’s past falls off his balcony to her death.  As he digs deeper, he discovers a chain of underground connections starting with a rising tide of corruption in Miami and washing up on Maui’s white sandy beaches. But Poe’s solved enough cases to know dodgy dealings don’t necessarily make the man a murderer.... With the body count climbing, can Poe protect his mother-in-law and solve the case or will a killer destroy a chance at a happy ending? The Tequila Killings is the eighth standalone novel in a series of murder mysteries with an island state of mind. If you like charismatic private eyes, lighthearted humor, and tropical-storm-grade twists and turns, then you'll love Robert W. Stephens’ Murder on Maui series.  Buy The Tequila Killings to pour yourself another round of island mystery today!

©2018 Robert W. Stephens (P)2018 Robert W. Stephens

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
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The Eighth Order

Summary

A dying partner. An otherworldly healer. A race against time. To save his terminally ill psychic partner, private investigator Alex Penfield is on the trail of a mysterious man with healing abilities…but so is a clandestine organization of cutthroat assassins.   In a run-in with the assassins, Penfield learns of the mystery man’s harrowing fate and determines to help him. Can Penfield track down the man before the professional killers? And just who - or what - is this healer? The Eighth Order is the fifth stand-alone book in the Alex Penfield supernatural mystery thriller series. If you like dark, suspenseful tales, action-packed mystery, and globetrotting chases, then you’ll love Robert W. Stephens’ chilling pause-resister Buy The Eighth Order to uncover the divine mystery today!

©2020 Robert W. Stephens (P)2021 Robert W. Stephens

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
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Never Look Back

2 ratings

Summary

Reminiscent of the best sellers of Laura Lippman and Harlan Coben - with a Serial-esque podcast twist - an absorbing, addictive tale of psychological suspense from the author of the highly acclaimed and Edgar Award-nominated What Remains of Me and the USA Today best-selling and Shamus Award-winning Brenna Spector series. For 13 days in 1976, teenage murderers April Cooper and Gabriel LeRoy terrorized Southern California's Inland Empire, killing a dozen victims before perishing themselves in a fire...or did they? More than 40 years later, 20-something podcast producer Quentin Garrison blames his troubled upbringing on the murders. And after a shocking message from a source, he has reason to believe April Cooper may still be alive.  Meanwhile, New York City film columnist Robin Diamond is coping with rising doubts about her husband and terrifying threats from internet trolls. But that's nothing compared to the outrageous phone call she gets from Quentin...and a brutal home invasion that makes her question everything she ever believed in. Is Robin's beloved mother a mass murderer? Is there anyone she can trust?  Told through the eyes of those destroyed by the Inland Empire Killings - including Robin, Quentin, and a 15-year-old April Cooper - Never Look Back asks the question: How well do we really know our parents, our partners - and ourselves?

©2019 Alison Gaylin (P)2019 HarperAudio

Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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Pete the Cat: Secret Agent

Summary

Meet Secret Agent Meow, also known as Pete the Cat, who is on a top secret mission in this fun storybook! After some unusual activity, Pete the Cat must go undercover as Secret Agent Meow in Pete the Cat: Secret Agent by New York Times best-selling creators Kimberly and James Dean. With his handy spy watch, secret catcher, and his meow-mobile, Agent Meow is ready to crack the case! What could the big surprise be? 

©2020 James Dean and Kimberly Dean (P)2020 HarperCollins

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 7 mins
Available on Audible
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Pete the Cat: The Petes Go Marching

Summary

Number one New York Times best seller James Dean puts a groovy spin to the classic children’s song “The Ants Go Marching" with everyone's favorite cool cat.  Join Pete the cat as he rocks out to this classic tune with a super cool twist. Your child, or even your classroom of children, is sure to want to march along with Pete, one, two, three!

©2018 James Dean (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Legacy

Summary

The sudden death of his father left 10-year-old David Steinman emotionally shattered. Feeling lost and alone, he quietly faded into the background where he preferred to stay. Six years later, after hearing David sing a solo at a choir concert in the town plaza, theatrical agent Murray Ackerman shows up at David's school to talk about the music business and ultimately informs the class that he believes David has the talent to be a professional singer. The boy immediately balks at the idea, but still he wonders...could it be true? Does he even want it to be?

©2015 Denise K Mamula (P)2017 Denise K Mamula

Author: D. K. Mamula
Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
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Search

Summary

New Adult Paranormal Romance Casey isn't human. The revelation should terrify her, but it doesn't. Instead it excites her. Too bad not everyone is as excited as she is. Torn between two lives, the only one she's ever known and her life as a paranormal princess, Casey has to decide whether she can trust the man she loves. Sometimes being a princess isn't all it's cracked up to be.

©2014 Alyssa Rose Ivy (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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Pete the Kitty's First Day of Preschool

Summary

Pete the kitty is almost ready for his first day of preschool! It's a big day for Pete the kitty: his first day of preschool! He meets his cool teacher, sings a few fun songs, and even gets to paint. Who knew preschool could be so much fun? Just don't forget your groovy backpack and your yummy snack, Pete the kitty! Preschoolers and little ones getting ready to go to preschool for the first time will enjoy cheering Pete the kitty's fun entry to preschool.

©2019 James Dean and Kimberly Dean (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Stay

Summary

Nothing could possibly get worse. Everything and everyone who could be in jeopardy already is, and Jared knows that he is The Society's only hope. If he doesn't find a way to escape, he fails everyone, including Vera, the bear shifter he can't seem to get out of his head. Casey and Toby are in love. Head over heels in love, but is their love strong enough to survive a magic so powerful that Casey's mind is no longer in her control?

©2014 Alyssa Rose Ivy (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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Soar

Summary

In the city that never sleeps, the Chronicles continue. Serving coffee is temporary, just like Casey's year off from school. She's going to come up with a plan to stay in New York City and go back to college, and that plan does not involve dating a paranormal creature - let alone two. Running the supernatural society of New York is not as fun as it sounds, especially when you still have to answer to your ex-girlfriend's fiancé. Toby doesn't mean to bring Casey into the chaos of his life, but he can't resist the girl who makes him smile when he thought no one else ever could. Jared's in New York checking out a security risk for his best friend, the king. He plans to return to New Orleans quickly, but not if it means losing his chance with the brunette who pretends she wants nothing to do with him. In over her head with a bunch of winged creatures who most definitely are not angels, Casey has to figure out who to trust with her life and maybe her heart.

©2013 Alyssa Rose Ivy (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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The Lotus Eaters

Summary

Sometimes paranoia is just a heightened state of awareness. Carrera’s won his war, and inflicted a horrific revenge upon his enemies. But there are wars after wars. The Tauran Union is planning an attack. The criminals of neighboring states are already attacking, and threatening to embroil him in a war with the planet’s premier power. His only living son is under fire among the windswept mountains of Pashtia. An enemy fleet is hunting his submarines. His organization has been infiltrated by spies. One of the two governments of his adopted country, Balboa, is trying to destroy everything he’s built and reinstitute rule by a corrupt oligarchy. Worst of all, perhaps, he, himself, bearing a crushing burden of guilt, isn’t quite the man he once was. Fortunately, the man he once was, was lucky enough to marry the right woman....

©2010 Tom Kratman (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: James Fouhey
Author: Tom Kratman
Length: 21 hrs and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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When Summer Ends

Summary

Two teenagers discover how an unexpected turn of fate can bring new love to heal old wounds in Jessica Pennington's stunning, romantic YA audiobook When Summer Ends.  Aiden Emerson is an all-star pitcher and the all-around golden boy of Riverton. Or at least he was, before he quit the team the last day of junior year without any explanation. How could he tell people he's losing his vision at 17?   Straitlaced Olivia thought she had life all figured out. But when her dream internship falls apart, her estranged mother comes back into her life, and her longtime boyfriend ghosts her right before summer break, she's starting to think fate has a weird sense of humor.    Each struggling to find a new direction, Aiden and Olivia decide to live summer by chance. Every fleeting adventure and stolen kiss is as fragile as a coin flip in this heartfelt journey to love and self-discovery from the author of Love Songs & Other Lies.

©2019 Jessica Pennington (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
Available on Audible
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Rats, Bats and Vats

Summary

Chip Connolly was a conscripted grunt in trouble. Here he was, stuck behind enemy lines with a bunch of cyber-uplifted rats and bats. Rats with human speech, but with rat values. Rats that knew what was worth fighting for: sex, food, and strong drink.  True, they were holed up on a ruined wine-farm with enough brandy to swim in. Trouble was, there wasn't much food. And with shrew-metabolism the rats had to eat. He was next on the menu. The bats were no help: they were crazy revolutionaries planning to throw off the yoke of human enslavement with high explosive.  As if that wasn't bad enough, there was the girl they'd rescued. Rich. Beautiful. With a passionate crush on her heroic rescuer. She came with added extras: a screwball alien tutor, and a cyber-uplifted pet galagoa tiny little lemur-like-critter with a big mouth and delusions about being the worlds greatest lover. So: he'd volunteered for a suicide mission. Of course things only got worse. The whole crew decided to come along. Seven rats, five bats, a galago, two humans, a sea-urchin-like alien and an elderly vineyard tractor without brakes...against several million inimical aliens. He was going to die. Mind you, not dying could be even more terrible. That girl might get him. Contains mature themes.

©2000 Dave Freer and Eric Flint (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Service of the Pharaoh

Summary

The adventures of Sergeant and his cat continue! The human Beast Catcher has been forcibly separated from his furry girlfriend Shelly, but our hero's character level is too low to follow her into the wider world or take proper vengeance. All he can do now is gain strength, level up his character and skills, and add to his ever growing list of enemies to one day be punished...or leave that to his ginger kitten Whiskers, fast becoming an expert in curse magic.  In the meantime, a terrible storm is brewing in the sandbox for beginner players. The humans and the sherkhs are on the brink of war for domination of this land fenced off from the rest of the world. The sherkhs are choosing a general for their army, and one of the candidates is an old acquaintance of our hero. The main task for Sergeant and his cat now is to avoid falling into the grip of a bloody conflict.

©2020 Michael Atamanov; English translation copyright 2020 by Alix Merlin Williamson (P)2021 Tantor

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Choice to Kill

Summary

A murder close to home. A case that seems open and shut. Will Poe's rush to judgment make his fiancé the next victim? Edgar Allan "Poe" Rutherford didn't think twice when he took his fiancé's case. After all, Detective Alana Hu had known the victim since childhood. Besides, the evidence is easy to decode: all signs point to the victim's estranged husband. As Poe works to get the killer behind bars, he can't help but be distracted by his fast-approaching wedding. But Maui beaches have a knack for luring people into a false sense of security, and Poe's error could extract the highest cost imaginable. After all, you can't have a wedding...without the bride. Choice to Kill is the fifth book in the Murder on Maui mystery thriller series. If you like captivating characters, tropical locales, and twists you won't see coming, then you'll love Robert W. Stephens' gritty island tale. Buy the audiobook to solve the Maui mystery today!

©2017 Robert W. Stephens (P)2017 Robert W. Stephens

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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Oathkeeper

Summary

Erin Hunter’s best-selling Bravelands series continues with the sixth and final book of the first Bravelands arc!   At long last, the Great Herd is united against Titan - now so powerful that even Fearless, who vowed to avenge his father’s death, cannot defeat the rogue lion alone. Thorn may have a plan to bring about Titan’s downfall, but the animals of Bravelands must decide how much they are willing to risk - and who they are willing to lose.  Full of epic adventure and thrilling intrigue, Bravelands will thrill listeners who love the Spirit Animals and Wings of Fire series, as well as the legion of dedicated fans who’ve made Erin Hunter a best-selling phenomenon. 

©2020 Erin Hunter (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: James Fouhey
Author: Erin Hunter
Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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Restore Me

33 ratings

Summary

The girl with the power to kill with a single touch now has the world in the palm of her hand. Juliette and Warner's story continues in the electrifying fourth installment of Tahereh Mafi's New York Times best-selling Shatter Me series. Juliette Ferrars thought she'd won. She took over Sector 45, was named the new Supreme Commander of North America, and now has Warner by her side. But when tragedy strikes, she must confront the darkness that dwells both around and inside her. Who will she become in the face of adversity? Will she be able to control the power she wields and use it for good?

©2018 Tahereh Mafi (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Author: Tahereh Mafi
Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
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EngiNerds (MAX)

Summary

The battle between boys and bots is on in this funny, fast-paced novel. Ken is an EngiNerd: one of a super-smart group of friends - all nerds - who have been close since kindergarten. They may be brainiacs, but they're just like everyone else: They fight with one another, watch too much TV, eat Chinese food, and hate walking their dogs. Well, maybe not just like everyone because Ken's best friend Dan has been building robots. He then secretly sent one to each of the EngiNerds, never letting them know he's the mastermind. At first Ken is awed and delighted: What kid hasn't dreamed of having a robot all their own? Someone who can be their friend, clean their room, walk the dog, answer homework questions...how amazing is that? But be careful what you wish for: Dan's robot, Greeeg, may look innocent, but his ravenous consumption of food - comestibles - turns him into a butt-blasting bot. And once the other robots "come alive" it's up to the motley crew of EngiNerds to not only save the day, but save the planet!

©2017 Jarrett Lerner (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible
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Pete the Cat's Trip to the Supermarket

Summary

Pete the cat helps out at the supermarket in this Level 1 I Can Read tale from New York Times best-selling creators Kimberly and James Dean. Along with his dad and brother, Pete the cat heads off to the supermarket. But what happens when Dad loses the grocery list before they even get there? It’s up to Pete and Bob to help remind Dad what was on their list! Pete the Cat's Trip to the Supermarket is a Level I Can Read book, perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. Whether shared at home or in a classroom, the short sentences, familiar words, and simple concepts of Level One books support success for children eager to start listening on their own.

©2020 James Dean and Kimberly Dean (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Rich and Dead: A Murder on Maui Mystery

Summary

Texas Hold ’em in paradise. A table full of suspects. The minimum bet could cost him his life. PI Edgar Allan “Poe” Rutherford is tired of taking down murderers. So when a detective comes to him with a suspicious case of a millionaire who drove off a Maui cliff, he declines her request for help. But when the victim’s scorned lover demands money in exchange for information, Poe is pulled back into the game. Demanding answers from the selfish vulture, the relentless private eye uncovers a connection to a high-seas, high-stakes illicit poker ring. And after he discovers the vicious men involved, he’s convinced the death was no accident. But to find the murderer, the charming PI needs to get on the yacht and take a seat at the table... Can the sharp-witted investigator flush out a sinister cabal before he’s dealt a dead man’s hand? Rich and Dead is the 12th standalone novel in the tropically intriguing Murder on Maui mystery series. If you like charismatic characters, hang-loose humor, and dicey island scheming, then you’ll love Robert W. Stephens’ seaside chiller. Buy Rich and Dead to beat the brutal odds today!

©2020 Robert W. Stephens (P)2020 Robert W. Stephens

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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The Book of M

37 ratings

Summary

Set in a dangerous near-future world, The Book of M tells the captivating story of a group of ordinary people caught in an extraordinary catastrophe who risk everything to save the ones they love. It is a sweeping debut that illuminates the power that memories have not only on the heart, but on the world itself. One afternoon at an outdoor market in India, a man’s shadow disappears - an occurrence science cannot explain. He is only the first. The phenomenon spreads like a plague, and while those afflicted gain a strange new power, it comes at a horrible price: the loss of all their memories. Ory and his wife, Max, have escaped the Forgetting so far by hiding in an abandoned hotel deep in the woods. Their new life feels almost normal, until one day, Max’s shadow disappears, too. Knowing that the more she forgets, the more dangerous she will become to Ory, Max runs away. But Ory refuses to give up the time they have left together. Desperate to find Max before her memory disappears completely, he follows her trail across a perilous, unrecognizable world, braving the threat of roaming bandits, the call to a new war being waged on the ruins of the capital, and the rise of a sinister cult that worships the shadowless. As they journey, each searches for answers: for Ory, about love, about survival, about hope; and for Max, about a new force growing in the south that may hold the cure. Like The Passage and Station Eleven, this haunting, thought-provoking, and beautiful novel explores fundamental questions of memory, connection, and what it means to be human in a world turned upside down.

©2018 Peng Shepherd (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 17 hrs and 6 mins
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An Honorable Seduction

1 rating

Summary

From a New York Times best-selling author. This navy SEAL is on a top-secret mission of seduction.... David Holloway is used to hard assignments. Now, he faces his most difficult yet: cozying up to the soft curves of Swan Jamison. He wants to know the island beauty ... in every way. But romancing Swan as part of his SEAL team’s mission tests his honor, even as his feelings become increasingly real. Soon, he must make a choice: duty...or desire? A Westmoreland Legacy novel.

©2018 Brenda Streater Jackson (P)2018 Harlequin Audio

Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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Pete the Cat and the Lost Tooth

Summary

New York Times best-selling author and artist James Dean brings listeners along for a fun and surprising adventure with Pete the cat! In Pete the Cat and the Lost Tooth, the tooth fairy asks Pete for some help. But it’s not easy being the tooth fairy for Pete when a tooth goes missing - will he be able to find the lost tooth before it’s too late? Beginning readers and listeners will love Pete's adventure as the tooth fairy in this My First I Can Read story. My First I Can Read books are perfect for shared listening with a child. 

©2017 James Dean (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 4 mins
Available on Audible
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A Cat and His Human

Summary

When our protagonist, Andrei, discovers that his girlfriend has cheated on him, he finds himself with an unexpected choice to make: a quick death or a new life in another world he knows absolutely nothing about.  Andrei chooses life and sets off alongside his pet, a ginger cat with a limp, for a primeval world fraught with danger. The trouble is...who is whose pet becomes entirely unclear; the man's consciousness is split between both creatures, and the little cat gets a far greater share of intelligence and wit than his hulking master. What do you do as a weak little kitty? Abandon the clumsy human who always seems to get into trouble and go in search of a new master? Or protect your human body in the hope of one day returning to it?

©2020 Michael Atamanov (P)2020 Tantor

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Pete the Cat and the Tip-Top Tree House

Summary

New York Times best-selling author and artist James Dean takes listeners along for a fun, groovy adventure with Pete the cat! In Pete the Cat and the Tip-Top Tree House, Pete invites all of his friends over to spend time in his tree house. When they climb up, they realize the tree house is not big enough to fit everyone! They all work together to build the coolest tree house ever.  Pete the Cat and the Tip-Top Tree House is a My First I Can Read audiobook, which means it’s perfect for shared listening with a child.

©2017 James Dean (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Dead Rise: An Alex Penfield Novel

Summary

Detective Alex Penfield has to solve a murder case before it happens. His own. Retirement never suited Detective Alex Penfield, but there's nothing like a death omen to get you back in the saddle. A psychic colleague warns the detective that his own murder is coming. When a local death bears an eerie resemblance to the psychic's vision, he can't help but get involved. As the body count rises, the case only gets more unfathomable. Witnesses report ghastly encounters with a man sporting half a face. And the only living survivor from a deadly boat ride claims he knows who's to blame. There's only one problem: the suspect's been dead for 20 years.

©2017 Robert W. Stephens (P)2017 Robert W. Stephens

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Be Great at Doing Good

1 rating

Summary

Get ready to question everything you've been told about charity and to find out how you can truly succeed at making the world a better place. Many of us donate to charitable causes, and millions more work or volunteer for nonprofit organizations. Yet virtually none of us has been taught what it means to succeed at doing good, let alone how to do so. In short we've never been encouraged to treat charity with the seriousness and rigor it deserves. How to Be Great at Doing Good is a complacency-shattering guidebook for anyone who wants to actually change the world, whether as a donor, a volunteer, or a nonprofit staffer. Drawing on eye-opening studies in psychology and human behavior, surprising interviews with philanthropy professionals, and the author's 15 years of experience founding and managing top-rated nonprofits, this book is an essential listen for anyone who wants to do more good with their time and money. Find out how Bill Gates and a team of MIT grads are saving thousands of lives by applying business principles to charity work - and how we can too Peer inside our brains as we donate, and discover how the same chemical forces that make us crave junk food and sex can steer us toward bad charity decisions See why following our passion and doing what we're good at can actually doom our efforts to improve the world Learn how two seemingly identical charities can have jaw-dropping differences in impact, and find out how to pick the best one when donating Sure to generate controversy among nonprofits and philanthropists who prefer business as usual, How to Be Great at Doing Good reveals that a more calculated, effective approach to charity work isn't just possible - it's absolutely necessary for those who want to succeed at changing the world.

©2015 Nick Cooney; Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: James Fouhey
Author: Nick Cooney
Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
Available on Audible
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Twisted Fates

2 ratings

Summary

One past. Two girls. Infinite futures. The breathless sequel to Danielle Rollins’s Stolen Time, billed by number one New York Times best-selling author Kendare Blake as “the kind of time-travel story I’m always on the lookout for”. As far as Ash knows, Dorothy has disappeared. The stowaway from 1913, the girl who Ash maybe - possibly - could’ve loved: She’s gone. But what Ash doesn’t know is that the girl he fell in love with has become Quinn Fox - the very same person who is fated to kill him.  As Ash and his friends watch New Seattle fall to crime and decay, Quinn struggles to keep her hold on the bloodthirsty Black Cirkus. The two circle time and space, weaving strands of the past and present into a deadly knot.  When they finally collide, can they change the course of the future entirely?

©2020 Danielle Rollins (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Ocean of Guilt

Summary

A murdered bride. A suspicious groom. Can Poe catch the killer before the anchor drops?  Edgar Allan "Poe" Rutherford is ready to dive back into his work as Maui’s top private investigator. But before he can unpack his suitcase, his sister-in-law begs him to photograph her client’s extravagant, nautical wedding. Poe is confident he can handle the wedding party from hell, until he finds the bride’s dead body on the top deck.... Poe searches for signs of guilt among the spoiled partygoers and the fed-up staffers who serve their every whim. Just when he pegs the unfaithful groom as the probable culprit, the case takes a sharp turn to starboard. Before the wedding party makes port, Poe has one chance to determine exactly which passenger fast-tracked the bride's "death do us part".  Ocean of Guilt is the seventh stand-alone novel in the riveting Murder on Maui mystery series. If you like entertaining mysteries, private investigators with an island state of mind, and more twists and turns than a tropical storm, then you’ll love Robert W. Stephens’ nautical thriller. Buy Ocean of Guilt to rock the boat with a marital murder mystery today!

©2018 Robert W. Stephens (P)2018 Robert W. Stephens

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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1493 for Young People

Summary

1493 for Young People by Charles C. Mann tells the gripping story of globalization through travel, trade, colonization, and migration from its beginnings in the 15th century to the present. How did the lowly potato plant feed the poor across Europe and then cause the deaths of millions? How did the rubber plant enable industrialization? What is the connection between malaria, slavery, and the outcome of the American Revolution? How did the fabled silver mountain of 16th-century Bolivia fund economic development in the flood-prone plains of rural China and the wars of the Spanish Empire? Here is the story of how sometimes the greatest leaps also posed the greatest threats to human advancement. Mann's language is as plainspoken and clear as it is provocative, his research and erudition vast, his conclusions ones that will stimulate the critical thinking of young people. 1493 for Young People provides tools for wrestling with the most pressing issues of today and will empower young people as they struggle with a changing world.

©2014 Charles C. Mann (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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Pete the Cat: Out of This World

1 rating

Summary

Blast off into space with New York Times best-selling author and artists James Dean and everyone’s favorite cat-stronaut, Pete the cat, in Pete the Cat: Out of This World. When Pete heads off to space camp, he gets to float in zero gravity, build rockets, and even goes on an extraordinary interstellar mission that is out of this world - literally. Houston, ready to rock out with Pete the cat!

©2020 James Dean (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 4 mins
Available on Audible
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The League of Seven

Summary

The League of Seven is the first book in an action-packed steampunk series by the acclaimed author of Samurai Shortstop, Alan Gratz. In an alternate 1875 America, electricity is forbidden, Native Americans and Yankees are united, and eldritch evil lurks in the shadows. Young Archie Dent knows there really are monsters in the world. His parents are members of the Septemberist Society, whose job it is to protect humanity from hideous giants called the Mangleborn. Trapped in underground prisons for a thousand years, the giant monsters have been all but forgotten - but now they are rising again as the steam-driven America of 1875 rediscovers electricity, the lifeblood of the Mangleborn.  When his parents and the rest of the Septemberists are brainwashed by one of the evil creatures, Archie must assemble a team of seven young heroes to save the world.

©2016 Alan Gratz (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: James Fouhey
Author: Alan Gratz
Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Sure, I'll Be Your Black Friend

Summary

In the biting, hilarious vein of What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker and We Are Never Meeting in Real Life comes Ben Philippe’s candid memoir-in-essays, chronicling a lifetime of being the Black friend (see also: foreign kid, boyfriend, coworker, student, teacher, roommate, enemy) in predominantly White spaces.  In an era in which “I have many Black friends” is often a medal of Wokeness, Ben hilariously chronicles the experience of being on the receiving end of those fist bumps. He takes us through his immigrant childhood, from wanting nothing more than friends to sit with at lunch, to his awkward teenage years, to college in the age of Obama, and adulthood in the Trump administration - two sides of the same American coin.  Ben takes his role as your new Black friend seriously, providing original and borrowed wisdom on stereotypes, slurs, the whole “swimming thing”, how much Beyoncé is too much Beyoncé, Black Girl Magic, the rise of the Karens, affirmative action, the Black Lives Matter movement, and other conversations you might want to have with your new BBFF.  Oscillating between the impulse to be "one of the good ones" and the occasional need to excuse himself to the restrooms, stuff his mouth with toilet paper, and scream, Ben navigates his own Blackness as an "Oreo" with too many opinions for his father’s liking, an encyclopedic knowledge of CW teen dramas, and a mouth he can't always control. From cheating his way out of swim tests to discovering stray family members in unlikely places, he finds the punchline in the serious while acknowledging the blunt truths of existing as a Black man in today’s world.  Extremely timely, Sure, I’ll Be Your Black Friend is a conversational take on topics both light and heavy, universal and deeply personal, which reveals incisive truths about the need for connection in all of us.

©2021 Ben Philippe (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: James Fouhey
Author: Ben Philippe
Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
Available on Audible
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A Desert Called Peace

1 rating

Summary

He raised an army against those who took everything from him. They should have picked their enemies more carefully. Five centuries from now, on a remarkably Earthlike planet that is mankind's sole colony in space, religious fanatics called the "Salafi Ikhwan" have murdered the uncle of former colonel Patrick Hennessey. That was their first mistake, because uncle was rich and Hennessey was rather a good colonel. But they also murdered Hennessey's wife, Linda, and their three small children, and that was their worst mistake for she was the only restraint Hennessey had ever accepted. From the pile of rubble and the pillar of fire that mark the last resting place of Linda Hennessey and her children arises a new warrior - Carrera, scourge of the Salafis. He will forge an army of ruthless fanatics from the decrepit remains of failed state's military. He will wage war across half a world. He will find those who killed his family. He will destroy them, and those who support them, utterly, completely, without restraint or remorse. Only when he is finished will there be peace: the peace of an empty wind as it blows across a desert strewn with the bones of Carrera's enemies.

©2007 Tom Kratman (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: James Fouhey
Author: Tom Kratman
Length: 26 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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Hamlet (No Fear Shakespeare)

Summary

Don’t be intimidated by Shakespeare! These popular guides make the Bard’s plays accessible and enjoyable. Each No Fear guide contains:  The complete text of the original play A line-by-line translation that puts Shakespeare into everyday language A complete list of characters with descriptions Plenty of helpful commentary When Shakespeare’s words make your head spin, our audio translations will help you sort out what’s happening, who’s saying what, and why!

©2018 SparkNotes (P)2021 SparkNotes Audio/No Fear Shakespeare

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The Good Girls

Summary

One of Us Is Lying meets Sadie in this twisty, feminist thriller for the Me Too era.  The troublemaker. The overachiever. The cheer captain. The dead girl. Like every high school in America, Jefferson-Lorne High contains all of the above. After the shocking murder of senior Emma Baines, three of her classmates are at the top of the suspect list: Claude, the notorious partier; Avery, the head cheerleader; and Gwen, the would-be valedictorian. But appearances are never what they seem. And the truth behind what really happened to Emma may just be lying in plain sight. As long buried secrets come to light, the clock is ticking to find Emma's killer - before another good girl goes down. 

©2020 Claire Eliza Bartlett (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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The Open Organization

2 ratings

Summary

Today's leaders know that speed and agility are the keys to any company's success, yet many are frustrated that their organizations can't move fast enough to stay competitive. The typical chain of command is too slow; internal resources are too limited; people are already executing beyond normal expectations. As the pace accelerates, how do you inspire people's energy and creativity? How do you collaborate with customers, vendors, and partners to keep your organization on the cutting edge? What kind of organization matches the speed and complexity that businesses must master - and how do you build that organization? Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat, one of the world's most revolutionary companies, shows how open principles of management - based on transparency, participation, and community - reinvent the organization for the fast-paced connected era. Whitehurst gives listeners an insider's look into how an open and innovative organizational model works. He shows how to leverage it to build community, respond quickly to opportunities, harness resources and talent both inside and outside the organization, and inspire, motivate, and empower people at all levels to act with accountability. The Open Organization is a must-listen for leaders struggling to adapt their management practices to the values of the digital and social age. Brimming with Whitehurst's personal stories and candid advice for leading an open organization as well as instructive examples from employees and managers at Red Hat and companies such as Google, The Body Shop, and Whole Foods, this audiobook provides the blueprint for reinventing your organization.

©2015 Red Hat, Inc. (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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The Sadness of Beautiful Things

Summary

An exquisite new collection of short stories from award-winning author Simon Van Booy. Over the past decade, Simon Van Booy has been listening to people’s stories. With these personal accounts as a starting point, he has crafted a powerful collection of short fiction that takes listeners into the innermost lives of everyday people. From a family saved from ruin by a mysterious benefactor to a downtrodden boxer who shows unexpected kindness to a mugger, these tales reveal not only the precarious balance maintained between grief and happiness in our lives but also how the echoes of personal tragedy can shape us for the better.  “Van Booy’s stories are somehow like paintings the characters walk out of, and keep walking.” (Los Angeles Times) "Simon Van Booy knows a great deal about the complex longings of the human heart." (Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain) Audiobook Table of Contents: "A Sacrifice", read by Alana Kerr Collins "The Green Blanket", read by James Fouhey "Playing with Dolls", read by Simon van Booy "The Pigeon", read by Giordan Diaz "The Hitchhiker", read by Alana Kerr Collins "Not Dying", read by Darren Burrows "The Saddest Case of True Love", read by Simon van Booy "The Doorman", read by James Fouhey

©2018 Simon Van Booy (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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Wicked Restless

1 rating

Summary

Andrew Harper grew up in a house marked by tragedy. His older brother, Owen, did his best to shelter him, but you can only be protected from life's pain for so long. Eventually, you end up just feeling numb...and isolated. Loneliness was the one constant in Andrew's life. Until one girl, met by chance in a high school hallway, changed everything. Emma Burke was a mystery and all that was beautiful in this world - the only air Andrew ever wanted to breathe. She took the lonely away, filling it with hope and color, and Andrew would do anything to keep her safe, happy, and whole. But sometimes, what feels good and right is what ends up hurting us the most. When Andrew and Emma are faced with an impossible decision, Andrew is tested to see just how far he's willing to go for the girl who owns his heart. Cuts are deep. Scars are left behind. And revenge beckons. When Andrew finally gets his chance, in college, five years after his first love broke him completely, he finds out old feelings don't really disappear just because you say you hate someone. The more he tries to avenge all that he believes he lost, the more he uncovers the real story of what happened years before. Love is wicked. But a restless heart is never satisfied beating on its own. Can Andrew and Emma make it right before it's too late, or will the ties that bind them now destroy their only chance at a future?

©2015 Ginger Scott (Ginger Eiden) (P)2015 Ginger Scott (Ginger Eiden)

Author: Ginger Scott
Category: Romance
Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
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Pete the Cat and the Itsy Bitsy Spider

Summary

Pete the Cat’s cool adaptation of the classic children’s song "Itsy Bitsy Spider" will have have young listeners laughing and singing along. The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the water spout. Down came the rain.... As the itsy bitsy spider struggles, Pete and his friends know just what to do to help out!  Fans of James Dean's number one New York Times best-selling Pete the Cat series will love rocking out with Pete.

©2019 James Dean (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: James Fouhey
Author: James Dean
Length: 2 mins
Available on Audible
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Mountain of Lies: A Murder on Maui Mystery

Summary

A cold body. A warm paradise. A murder with more than one culprit... Maui, Hawaii. Private investigator Edgar Allan “Poe” Rutherford is worried. His latest client may have committed homicide, and sharing his suspicions with his detective wife is an argument he’d rather not have. But when she arrests his new employer, catching the true perpetrator means keeping it in the family. Never one to let loose ends go untied, Poe’s off-the-record investigation uncovers another suspect connected to foul play from years before. And now he’s not sure if he’s solving one lethal crime or two... Can Poe serve up hot evidence on a stone-cold case? Mountain of Lies is the 11th standalone novel in the tropically atmospheric Murder on Maui mystery series. If you like charmingly humorous detectives, surprising twists and turns, and brain-bending cases, then you’ll love Robert W Stephens’ beachside whodunit. Buy Mountain of Lies to say aloha to two tragic deaths!

©2020 Robert W. Stephens (P)2020 Robert W. Stephens

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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The Black Stallion Returns

Summary

In this, the second book in the series, the heart-stopping adventures of the Black Stallion continue as Alec discovers that two men are after the Black. One claims to be the Black's rightful owner, and one is trying to kill the beautiful steed. An Arab chieftain proves his ownership of the Black and takes him away, but Alec is determined to find his horse again. Following the pair to Arabia, Alec encounters great evil and intrigue, as only a horse as spectacular as the Black could inspire.

©1945 Walter Farley (P)2021 Tantor

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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Player Reached the Top

3 ratings

Summary

2044. The world of games changed long ago.   "Ascension" has become one of the most popular VRMMO games. It is a huge world divided into a hundred Floors, with each Floor a boundless location with its own countries, tribes, and millions of players.   The object of the game is to unlock all the gates and conquer the top.   Having joined the game, Will Thomson doesn't realize that he is all by himself. Then he accepts the first quest.... Cursed Rat: level 46....

©2020 Dmitry Mikhalek (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Forge

Summary

For many, Forge "will be one of the best novels they have ever read" (starred review from Kirkus Reviews)! Blistering winds. Bitter cold. And the hope of a new future. In this compelling sequel to Chains, a National Book Award finalist and winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson shifts perspective from Isabel to Curzon and brings to the table the tale of what it takes for runaway slaves to forge their own paths in a world of obstacles - and in the midst of the American Revolution.  The Patriot Army was shaped and strengthened by the desperate circumstances of the Valley Forge winter. This is where Curzon the boy becomes Curzon the young man. In addition to the hardships of soldiering, he lives with the fear of discovery, for he is an escaped slave passing for free. And then there is Isabel, who is also at Valley Forge - against her will. She and Curzon have to sort out the tangled threads of their friendship while figuring out what stands between the two of them and true freedom.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2011 Laurie Halse Anderson (P)2020 Listening Library

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
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Aloha Means Goodbye

Summary

A gruesome murder. A friend framed. One detective races to stop another bloody masterpiece.... Edgar Allan "Poe" Rutherford just lost his job, his girl, and his chance at a relaxing island vacation. When the brutal murder of a celebrity artist is pinned on his friend, Poe refuses to lose his best buddy to the Maui penitentiary. As he works his way down the gallery guest list, he navigates through bloated egos, heated rivalries, and more than a few eccentric personalities along the way. But he never expected the hunt for truth to reveal a second chance at love.... While the entire island of Maui is convinced his friend is the killer, Poe thinks he has a shot of convincing the smart, sexy police detective Alana Hu of the truth. Despite getting off on the wrong foot with Alana, Poe can't help but detect a growing spark. His only hope is to win Alana over to his side before the real killer escapes...or paints the island with Poe's blood. Aloha Means Goodbye is the entertaining first book in the Murder on Maui series of mysteries with a hint of romance. If you like charismatic characters, artistic whodunits, and twists you won't see coming, then you'll love Robert Stephens' captivating mystery.

©2012 Robert W. Stephens (P)2017 Robert W. Stephens

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
Available on Audible
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Pete the Cat's World Tour

Summary

Don't forget your passport...it's Pete the cat's groovy tour around the world! In Pete the Cat's World Tour, from New York Times best-selling author and illustrator James Dean, Pete the cat and his band have packed up their bags and are ready to perform all over the globe. But what’s the fun in globe-trotting if you don’t go out exploring? From Mexico to Iceland, Pete and his friends get a taste of what each country has to offer. 

©2018 James Dean (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 4 mins
Available on Audible
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The Hail Mary

Summary

Sixteen years is a long time. In a marriage, it’s a milestone. On the gridiron, it’s a miracle. Reed Johnson wants more time for everything, but time is funny that way.   It can be cruel.   With a body that can’t quite take the hits it used to and a heart tired of being torn in two different directions, Reed is faced with a reality he’s not quite ready for - life without the game. He became a man under Friday night game lights and in college stadium tunnels, and without the grit and the glory that’s earned 10 yards at a time, he’s afraid of what kind of man he’ll be.   But there’s more than a game at stake now.   Reed’s wife, Nolan, is afraid, too. She’s seen what can happen when the love of her life pushes himself too hard, and she can’t escape the nightmares she relives after almost losing her entire world to one single play on the field.   There is no compromise when it comes to football. Same goes for the heart. You’re either all in, or you get crushed. For Reed and Nolan, the clock is ticking down. Time...it does that. One way or another, they’re going to have to make a choice.   This is their hail Mary.   This is win or lose.

©2019 Ginger Scott (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Author: Ginger Scott
Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
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Savor

Summary

Jared is Vera's perfect man - until he opens his mouth. An incredible body and set of wings can only go so far when everything he says seems designed to make her mad. Still, she can't deny her intense attraction or the fact that he is the closest thing she has to a friend. Jared doesn't go for bear shifters, especially ones that are related to his ex, but he can't resist Vera's charm or the way she understands him better than anyone else. As suspicions build and loyalties are tested, Vera and Jared realize that they may not be able to trust anyone but each other.

©2015 Alyssa Rose Ivy (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
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The Threat of Madness

1 rating

Summary

The arrival of the mysterious Magi, along with their near invincible guardians, signals a change. For Jakob, apprentice historian, and son of a priest longing for adventure, it begins an opportunity. When his home is attacked, Jakob starts a journey that will take him far from home and everything he has ever known. Studying with a new swordmaster, he gains surprising skill, but also strange new abilities that make him fear the madness which has claimed so many has come to him. He must withstand it long enough to finish the dangerous task given to him, one that with his new abilities he may be the only person able to complete. With a strange darkness rising in the north, and attackers moving in from the south, powers long thought lost begin to return. Some begin to suspect the key to survival is the answer to a lost prophecy, yet only a few remain with the ability to find it.

©2017 D.K. Holmberg (P)2017 ASH Publishing

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
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How to Love a Jamaican

10 ratings

Summary

“In these kaleidoscopic stories of Jamaica and its diaspora we hear many voices at once. All of them convince and sing. All of them shine.” (Zadie Smith) An O: The Oprah Magazine "Top 15 Best of the Year"  A Well-Read Black Girl’s Pick  Tenderness and cruelty, loyalty and betrayal, ambition and regret - Alexia Arthurs navigates these tensions to extraordinary effect in her debut collection about Jamaican immigrants and their families back home. Sweeping from close-knit island communities to the streets of New York City and midwestern university towns, these 11 stories form a portrait of a nation, a people, and a way of life. In "Light-Skinned Girls and Kelly Rowlands", an NYU student befriends a fellow Jamaican whose privileged West Coast upbringing has blinded her to the hard realities of race. In "Mash Up Love", a twin’s chance sighting of his estranged brother - the prodigal son of the family - stirs up unresolved feelings of resentment. In “Bad Behavior”, a couple leave their wild teenage daughter with her grandmother in Jamaica, hoping the old ways will straighten her out. In "Mermaid River", a Jamaican teenage boy is reunited with his mother in New York after eight years apart. In "The Ghost of Jia Yi", a recently murdered student haunts a despairing Jamaican athlete recruited to an Iowa college. And in “Shirley from a Small Place”, a world-famous pop star retreats to her mother's big new house in Jamaica, which still holds the power to restore something vital. Alexia Arthurs emerges in this vibrant, lyrical, intimate collection as one of fiction’s most dynamic and essential authors.  Audiobook Table of Contents: LIGHT-SKINNED GIRLS AND KELLY ROWLANDS, read by Adenrele Ojo MASH UP LOVE, read by Dominic Hoffman SLACK, read by Janina Edwards BAD BEHAVIOR, read by Janina Edwards ISLAND, read by Adenrele Ojo MERMAID RIVER, read by James Fouhey THE GHOST OF JIA YI, read by Janina Edwards HOW TO LOVE A JAMAICAN, read by Dominic Hoffman ON SHELF, read by Janina Edwards WE EAT OUR DAUGHTERS, read by Janina Edwards and Adenrele Ojo SHIRLEY FROM A SMALL PLACE, read by Janina Edwards Praise for How to Love a Jamaican: "A sublime short-story collection from newcomer Alexia Arthurs that explores, through various characters, a specific strand of the immigrant experience." (Entertainment Weekly)  “Gorgeous, tender, heartbreaking stories.... Arthurs is a witty, perceptive, and generous writer, and this is a book that will last.” (Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other Parties)   "Vivid and exciting...every story rings beautifully true." (Marie Claire)

©2018 Alexia Arthurs (P)2018 Random House Audio

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A Philosophy of Ruin

Summary

"Riveting fun to read." (New York Times Book Review) "An unforgettable debut. Mancusi is a writer to watch." (Alexander Chee, author of How to Write an Autobiographical Novel) A TIME Magazine Best Book of Summer A Vol. 1 Brooklyn Book of the Month A LitHub Most Anticipated Book of Summer An Evening Standard Summer Reading Pick An InsideHook Best Book of the Month Oscar Boatwright, a disenchanted philosophy professor, receives terrible news. His mother, on her way home from Hawaii with Oscar's father, has died mid-flight, her body cooling for hours until the plane can land. Deeply grieving, Oscar feels his life slipping out of his control. A seemingly innocuous one-night stand with a woman named Dawn becomes volatile when, on the first day of classes, he realizes she is his student and later learns that she is a fledgling campus drug lord. To make matters worse, his family is in debt, having lost their modest savings to a self-help guru who had indoctrinated Oscar's mother by preying on her depression. Desperate to help his family, Oscar breaks with his academic personality - he agrees to help Dawn with a drug run. A Philosophy of Ruin rumbles with brooding nihilism, then it cracks like a whip, hurtling Oscar and Dawn toward a terrifying threat on the road. Can Oscar halt the acceleration of chaos? Or was his fate never in his control?  Taut, ferocious and blazingly intelligent, A Philosophy of Ruin is a heart-pounding thrill ride into the darkest corners of human geography and a philosophical reckoning with the forces that determine our destiny.

©2019 Nicholas Mancusi (P)2019 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
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Pete the Cat: Crayons Rock!

Summary

From the authors of the best-selling Pete the Cat series, James and Kimberly Dean, comes a colorful story about crayons that ROCK!  Pete uses his groovy crayons to draw lots of things, and for the first time ever, he’s drawing his pals. But when Pete shows his artwork to his friends, they don’t react the way he expected them to. Will Pete put his favorite crayons down or find a way to turn it all around?   Get artsy with everyone’s favorite blue cat in this groovy story that adds a creative touch to the importance of great friends and never giving up. Fans of Pete the Cat will love watching him take his positive outlook and transform something ordinary into an awesome masterpiece!   Don't miss Pete's other adventures, including Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes, Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, Pete the Cat Saves Christmas, Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses, Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues, Pete the Cat and the New Guy, Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie, Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes, and Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party. 

©2020 James Dean and Kimberly Dean (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 5 mins
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Nature of Darkness: An Alex Penfield Novel

Summary

The murders scarred him for life. Can he face it again when a copycat resumes the butchery? Detective Alex Penfield’s hope for humanity hangs by a slender thread of justice. But even slamming the darkly disturbing serial killer behind bars can’t make up for the brutal loss of his dear friend 10 years ago. And he vows she won’t have died in vain when he’s recruited by the FBI to catch a vicious predator with the same blood-soaked calling card. Grimly shoving his own pain aside in the hunt for clues, the seasoned investigator is forced to meet face-to-face with the original sadistic monster. But when the pieces of the puzzle raise questions over his friend’s death, Penfield is horrified that he’s stumbled onto a grisly conspiracy. Can the determined detective trap the mystery killer and put his demons to rest? Nature of Darkness is the fourth standalone book in the Alex Penfield paranormal thriller series. If you like strong heroes, dark twists and turns, and elements of the supernatural, then you’ll love Robert W. Stephens’s shocking tale. Buy Nature of Darkness to dig up the truth today! This audiobook can be listened to as a crossover story from Nature of Evil.

©2020 Robert W. Stephens (P)2020 Robert W. Stephens

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
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My Weird School: Teamwork Trouble

Summary

This is a fun Level Two I Can Read book based on Dan Gutman’s My Weird School series, which has sold more than 12 million books! Join the gang from Ella Mentry School in this hilarious, hijinks-filled sports story as they show young readers and listeners why they attend the weirdest - and most fun! - school around. With help from Coach Deen, Ryan wants to form a sports team with A.J. and Andrea, but it's for one of the weirdest sports there is: curling! Will the sweepers be able to get the stones to the house, or will trouble among the teammates end in one weird mess? My Weird School: Teamwork Trouble is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who listen or read on their own but still need a little help. 

©2018 Dan Gutman (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: James Fouhey
Author: Dan Gutman
Length: 8 mins
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Hot Sun Cold Killer

Summary

An old murder. A new threat. Can Poe find the killer before it's too late? Edgar Allan "Poe" Rutherford is Maui's best unlicensed private investigator. When a client asks Poe to look into a decade-old death on the beach, he can't help but be intrigued. The police ruled it a suicide, but it's up to him to prove otherwise. As soon as Poe takes the case, people related to the victim start turning up dead - a sure sign that he's on the right track. But can Poe identify the killer...before he becomes the next victim? Hot Sun Cold Killer is the fourth standalone novel in a series of clever mysteries set in paradise. If you like colorful characters, witty humor, and warm sand between your toes, then you'll love Robert W. Stephens' Murder on Maui series. Buy Hot Sun Cold Killer to crack the case today!

©2017 Robert W. Stephens (P)2017 Robert W. Stephens

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
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Falling Under

2 ratings

Summary

A standalone, sequel novel to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today best-selling Falling Into You. My name is Colton Calloway. You've heard part of my story, but it turns out there's more. My little girl, Kylie, is all grown up. Seventeen, beautiful, and talented, just like her mother. And just like Nell, my daughter seems to have fallen for a bad boy, one with a lot of darkness and a lot of secrets. You thought you knew the whole story. You thought it was over. Happily ever after for everyone. You were wrong. My name is Oz Hyde, and you’ve never met me. I’m part of the story, too, but I’m an aside, a quick line or two you’d all but forgotten about. Well guess what? I’ve got my own story to tell. Buckle up, ‘cause this is gonna be a hell of a bumpy ride.

©2014 Jasinda Wilder (P)2014 Jasinda Wilder

Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
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The Rats, the Bats, and the Ugly

Summary

In the sequel to Rats, Bats and Vats, the team of mentally gifted bats and rats, accompanied by their human leader, sets out to persuade an incompetent military bureaucracy that they are about to be invaded by a powerful alien conspiracy, joining forces with Fluff, the pet of one of the colony's ruling class, to save the world. Contains mature themes.

©2004 Eric Flint and Dave Freer (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
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Pete the Cat: Firefighter Pete

Summary

When the fire alarm goes off, it's Pete the cat to the rescue! In Pete the Cat: Firefighter Pete from New York Times best-selling author and artist James Dean, Pete and his classmates are excited about their field trip to the firehouse. They get to slide down the pole, meet all the brave firefighters, and even try on their helmets and gear. But when the alarm goes off, it's time for Pete to jump on the fire truck, grab the hose, and help the firefighters save the day!  

©2018 James Dean (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: James Fouhey
Author: James Dean
Length: 5 mins
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Throwback: The Chaos Loop

Summary

Peter Lerangis, the New York Times best-selling author of the Seven Wonders and Max Tilt series, returns with the second installment of his electrifying trilogy about a boy who discovers that he alone can alter the course of history. Ever since Corey Fletcher found out that he’s the world’s first “throwback”, with the power to not only visit history, but change it, he’s been spending as much time in the past as possible. Corey loves using his skills to fix problems and help his friends and family. But as Corey becomes more and more addicted to rewriting history, he learns that time travel might change him in ways he may never be able to reverse.  Aware now that he can’t keep going into the past forever, Corey decides to use the trips he still has to change history in the most meaningful way he can imagine: by stopping Adolf Hitler. But when Corey travels back to World War II-era Germany, he quickly learns that the forces of history are strong and that it’s going to take a lot more than his good intentions to turn back the tides of evil - or even to survive them.  Get ready for time-warping adventure with a historical twist in the second audiobook of the Throwback trilogy from New York Times best-selling author Peter Lerangis, whose books have sold more than five and a half million copies worldwide. 

©2020 Peter Lerangis (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
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The Sol Majestic

Summary

"Narrator James Fouhey serves up a delicious feast of a performance in this unusual combination of science fiction, philosophy, and food." (AudioFile magazine) The Sol Majestic is a big-hearted and delightful intergalactic adventure for fans of Becky Chambers and The Good Place.  "A feast of a book.” (Hugo Award-winning author Seanan McGuire)      Kenna, an aspirational teen guru, wanders destitute across the stars as he tries to achieve his parents' ambition to advise the celestial elite.     Everything changes when Kenna wins a free dinner at The Sol Majestic, the galaxy's most renowned restaurant, giving him access to the cosmos's one-percent. His dream is jeopardized, however, when he learns his highly-publicized "free meal" risks putting The Sol Majestic into financial ruin. Kenna and a motley gang of newfound friends - including a teleporting celebrity chef, a trust-fund adrenaline junkie, an inept apprentice, and a brilliant mistress of disguise - must concoct an extravagant scheme to save everything they cherish. In doing so, Kenna may sacrifice his ideals - or learn even greater lessons about wisdom, friendship, and love.    Utterly charming and out of this world, Ferrett Steinmetz's The Sol Majestic will satisfy the appetites of sci-fi aficionados and newcomers alike.

©2019 Ferrett Steinmetz (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
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Smokin' Joe

Summary

A gripping, all-access biography of Joe Frazier, whose rivalry with Muhammad Ali riveted boxing fans and whose legacy as a figure in American sports and society endures. History will remember the rivalry of Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali as one for the ages, a trilogy of extraordinary fights that transcended the world of sports and crossed into a sociocultural drama that divided the country. Joe Frazier was a much more complex figure than just his rivalry with Ali would suggest. In this riveting and nuanced portrayal, acclaimed sportswriter Mark Kram, Jr., unlinks Frazier from Ali and for the first time gives a full-bodied accounting of Frazier’s life, a journey that began as the youngest of 13 children packed in a small farm house, encountering the bigotry and oppression of the Jim Crow South, and continued with his voyage north at age 15 to develop as a fighter in Philadelphia. Tracing Frazier’s life through his momentous bouts with the likes of Ali and George Foreman and the developing perception of him as the anti-Ali in the eyes of blue-collar America, Kram follows the boxer through his retirement in 1981, exploring his relationship with his son, the would-be heavyweight Marvis, and his fragmented home life as well as the uneasy place that Ali continued to occupy in his thoughts. A propulsive and richly textured narrative that is also a powerful story about race and class in America, Smokin' Joe is unparalleled in its scope, depth, and access and promises to be the definitive biography of a towering American figure whose life was galvanized by conflict and whose mark has proven lasting.

©2019 Mark Kram (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: James Fouhey
Author: Mark Kram
Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
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Pete the Cat Falling for Autumn

Summary

New York Times best-selling creators James and Kimberly Dean show us all the wonderful things about autumn. A great book to share with the family at Thanksgiving or anytime!  Pete the Cat isn't sure about the changing of the seasons from summer to autumn. But when he discovers corn mazes, hay rides, and apple picking, Pete realizes there's so much to enjoy and be thankful for about autumn.

©2020 James Dean and Kimberly Dean (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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Carnifex

Summary

Patricio Carrera has been waging what amounts to a private world war to bring to justice the murderers of his family; He's raised an army and air force and used them. He's raised a fleet and he's about to use that. He's suborned one republic and is about to undermine another. He's tracked his enemies across half a world, breaking, in the process, any notion of international law that stood in his way. Now he's deployed his legions to Pashtia, penultimate hideout of the Salafi Ikhwan who have made him what he has become. But with each step further from his home, revenge seems no closer. And with each step he leaves behind him a little of his dwindling humanity. Revenge is a dish best served cold. Yet the trail itself grows cold, as cold as the snow-capped, windswept mountains of Pashtia. Only Carrera's hate still burns hot, and that's a fire that is slowly consuming him.

©2007 Tom Kratman (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: James Fouhey
Author: Tom Kratman
Length: 25 hrs and 21 mins
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Three Sides of a Heart

Summary

You may think you know the love triangle, but you've never seen love triangles like these. These top YA authors tackle the much-debated trope of the love triangle, and the result is 16 fresh, diverse, and romantic stories you don't want to miss. This collection, edited by Natalie C. Parker, contains stories written by Renee Ahdieh, Rae Carson, Brandy Colbert, Katie Cotugno, Lamar Giles, Tessa Gratton, Bethany Hagan, Justina Ireland, Alaya Dawn Johnson, EK Johnston, Julie Murphy, Garth Nix, Natalie C. Parker, Veronica Roth, Sabaa Tahir, and Brenna Yovanoff. A teen girl who offers kissing lessons. Zombies in the Civil War South. The girl next door, the boy who loves her, and the girl who loves them both. Vampires at a boarding school. Three teens fighting monsters in an abandoned video rental store. Literally the last three people on the planet. What do all these stories have in common? The love triangle.

©2017 Natalie C. Parker (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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The Final Six

9 ratings

Summary

Set in the near future, this action-packed YA novel - already optioned by Sony Pictures - will take listeners out of this world and on a quest to become one of six teens sent on a mission to Jupiter's moon. This is the next must-listen for fans of Illuminae and The Martian. When Leo and Naomi are drafted, along with 22 of the world's brightest teenagers, into the International Space Training Camp, their lives are forever changed. Overnight, they become global celebrities in contention for one of the six slots to travel to Europa - Jupiter's moon - and establish a new colony, leaving their planet forever. With Earth irreparably damaged, the future of the human race rests on their shoulders. For Leo, an Italian championship swimmer, this kind of purpose is a reason to go on after losing his family. But Naomi, an Iranian-American science genius, is suspicious of the ISTC and the fact that a similar mission failed under mysterious circumstances, killing the astronauts on board. She fears something equally sinister awaiting the Final Six beneath Europa's surface. In this cutthroat atmosphere, surrounded by strangers from around the world, Naomi finds an unexpected friend in Leo. As the training tests their limits, Naomi and Leo's relationship deepens with each life-altering experience they encounter. But it's only when the finalists become fewer and their destinies grow nearer that the two can fathom the full weight of everything at stake: the world, the stars, and their lives.

©2018 Alexandra Monir (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
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Player Reached the Top, Book 3

2 ratings

Summary

The year 2044. The world of games changed long ago. Ascension has become one of the most popular VRMMO games. It is a huge world divided into a hundred floors, with each floor a boundless location with its own countries, tribes, and millions of players. The object of the game is to unlock all the gates and conquer the top. Having joined the game, Will Thomson doesn't realize that he is all by himself. Then he accepts the first quest.... Cursed Rat: level 46...

©2020 Dmitry Mikhalek (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
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Diary of a Minecraft Bat

Summary

Jasper is a Minecraft bat who craves adventure. Most of Jasper's friends are wimpy bats who just want to eat insects and play games. Luckily, Jasper is best friends with Arnold, another brave and adventurous bat, and his exploration companion. In this diary, Jasper tells of his adventures with Arnold, how they discovered something thought to have gone extinct, and how they faced the "fearsome creature" of the Nether.

©2015 DrBlockBooks.com (P)2016 DrBlockBooks.com

Narrator: James Fouhey
Author: Dr. Block
Length: 44 mins
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The Warrior Mage

1 rating

Summary

The world prepares for war. Creatures out of a nightmare press south. And only a few will be able to stop it. Roelle leads the Magi north to discover the secrets of the northern warriors known as the Antrilii. What she discovers forces her to question the role the Magi play in the world as she begins to realize how far they have drifted from their Founders. Rumors out of the north are much worse than she could ever imagine, and her mage warriors might be key to stopping a threat the world hasn't seen in 1,000 years. Jakob has reached Avaneam with the mysterious trunk only to learn that his journey has just begun. What he discovers in the Unknown Lands will be the key to the upcoming battle, if only he can survive it. His visions continue, and Jakob learns there is more to them - and him - than he had known. Can he understand his growing abilities in time?

©2017 D.K. Holmberg (P)2018 ASH Publishing

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
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The Eternal: An Alex Penfield Novel

Summary

Detective Alex Penfield has put away plenty of serial killers. He never expected to protect one.... Detective Alex Penfield is no stranger to crime scenes. But when he tracks down a gruesome killer, he discovers she’s in a whole different league. And this assassin is far from alone.... It turns out that Penfield’s detective skills have uncovered a secret government program that’s better left buried. And the men and women of that program have put a target on his back. To survive the day, Penfield’s only chance is to trust a ruthless killer. He hopes his risky choice won’t be the last one he ever makes.... The Eternal is the exciting third installment in the Alex Penfield series of thrillers with a touch of paranormal mystery. If you like hard-nosed suspense, supernatural twists, and shadowy government worlds, then you’ll love Robert W. Stephens’ exhilarating audiobook.  Buy The Eternal to start your new favorite thrill-ride today!

©2019 Robert W Stephens (P)2020 Robert W Stephens

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
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This Is Not Your Fault

1 rating

Summary

From acclaimed author Courtney Maum, a short story about a couple in the throes of divorce during COVID-19 that will remind listeners of the heartfelt humor and acuity of her critically acclaimed and beloved debut novel, I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You.   Hal Beekman is exhausted. With all of his energy devoted to his real estate developments, he doesn’t have the bandwidth to figure out why his wife is sad. As for Stacey Beekman, a transplanted Midwesterner with divorce-whisperer friends, the only solution for a husband who doesn’t desire her is to find a second husband who does. But with Stacey left alone in a new house to parent her tech-addicted children and Hank isolated in a Greenwich McMansion that neither of them ever loved, COVID-19 has surprises in store for the Beekmans, including the realization that they might be making a mistake.   Alternating between the husband and wife’s legal paperwork and co-parenting forms - braided with desperate missives from overeager lawyers - Maum’s portrait of a strained marriage in an unprecedented time - like quarantine life itself - is a powerful reminder about what we really hold dear.   

©2020 Courtney Maum (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Deadbreak

3 ratings

Summary

It's been three long years since Deadbreak. That's what everyone's calling it - the day the dead rose. Every day since then, Jeremiah Reid has had one goal: to make his way back to his daughter. With his four-legged companion, Joe, Jeremiah has to travel a lawless wasteland teeming with zombies, bandits, and worse, like people who put anchovies on pizza (you know who you are).  It's a new world out there, and no one is safe. People are weary, cities are in ruin, supplies are scarce, and brains are on the menu. If he's going to have a chance, he'll need his wits, a little bit of luck, and lots of ammo.

©2018 Jorge Sanchez (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
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A Pillar of Fire by Night

1 rating

Summary

The seventh installment in the popular Carrera military science-fiction series.   Carrera's held off his enemies coming by sea from the north, in the process dealing the naval and amphibious forces of the Zhong Empire a stinging defeat. The Zhong won't soon forget the blood-stained waters and the heaped-up bodies on the shores of Balboa's Isla Real.   Now, though, his adopted country of Balboa is under assault from the east, from the south, from the west, from the air, and from space. The Zhong, smarting from the butchery around the island, have bounced back and forced a lodgment east of the capital. Their lodgment is still abuilding, but when it is done, Carrera can expect several hundred thousand brave and determined Zhong to show up on his barely defended flank. The Taurans, remembering their military roots, have assaulted Balboa from the south, taking half the area of and cutting the Transitway that joins Terra Nova's Mar Fusioso and her Shimmering Sea. In the process, they've cut off and besieged the second city of the country, Cristobal, trapping inside the city Carrera's Fourth Corps and overrunning and capturing a large portion of Carrera's artillery train.   West of Cristobal, the Taurans have created, almost from scratch, a series of small ports and airfields to support their siege. Inside the town, a sense of desperation is growing among the men and women of the Fourth Corps: Has their leader forgotten about or abandoned them?   Meanwhile, another Tauran Expeditionary force secures Balboa's eastern neighbor, Santa Josefina, as a base against them. In space, the United Earth Peace Fleet, under the command of High Admiral Marguerite Wallenstein, keeps as low a profile as possible, all the time spying and feeding intelligence to both Zhong and Tauran.   It's beginning to look like the game is up for Balboa and Patricio Carrera. But Carrera's been planning this war for 15 years. He certainly hopes his enemies think they're winning.

©2018 Tom Kratman (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: James Fouhey
Author: Tom Kratman
Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
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Never Been Ready

Summary

Leah Morgan was done with men. After barely surviving a horrendous childhood, and a boyfriend who bailed when things got rough, Leah had given up on love. Then she met him, Hollywood's new golden boy who suddenly had eyes only for her. She tried to convince herself that one night couldn't hurt, but after six months, the memories of his mesmerizing gaze and searing touch still invaded her every thought. Declan James had just one rule when it came to women. Keep it simple, and never linger. That all changed the moment he met Leah. Even across a crowded bar, he could tell she was different. Sweet, with just the right amount of sass, she made him break his golden rule and now he couldn't walk away. When casual becomes anything but, and emotions run deep, will Leah and Declan fight their fears, or let old insecurities tear them apart? When Declan's past comes roaring back in a way neither of them could have expected, will they stand united or be torn apart by the challenges that lie ahead? It was only supposed to be one night, but only forever will do.

©2014 J.L. Berg (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Author: J. L. Berg
Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
Available on Audible
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Romeo & Juliet (No Fear Shakespeare)

Summary

Don’t be intimidated by Shakespeare! These popular guides make the Bard’s plays accessible and enjoyable. Each No Fear guide contains:  The complete text of the original play A line-by-line translation that puts Shakespeare into everyday language A complete list of characters with descriptions Plenty of helpful commentary When Shakespeare’s words make your head spin, our audio translations will help you sort out what’s happening, who’s saying what, and why! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.  

©2018 SparkNotes (P)2021 SparkNotes Audio/No Fear Shakespeare

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The Spirit-Eaters

Summary

Heed the call of the wild…discover the fifth book in this action-packed, New York Times best-selling animal fantasy series from the author of Warriors! Set in the African savanna and told from three different animals’ points of view, Bravelands will thrill listeners who love Spirit Animals and Wings of Fire, as well as the fans who’ve made Erin Hunter a number-one nationally best-selling phenomenon.  True evil has come to Bravelands.... Only hope will drive it out.... As the new Great Father, the young baboon, Thorn, hopes to guide Bravelands to peace after a period of great turmoil. But a pack of rogue wolves lurks among the Great Herd, committing acts so evil they threaten to shatter that peace before it’s even begun. The animals of the Great Herd must once again unite to defend their home against those who would watch it burn.

©2020 Erin Hunter (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: James Fouhey
Author: Erin Hunter
Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
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The Life Below

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Perfect for fans of The Illuminae Files and The 100, in this heart-racing sequel to The Final Six, the teen astronauts must figure out the truth about Europa before it’s too late. It was hard enough for Naomi to leave Leo, a fellow Final Six contestant, behind on a dying Earth. Now she doesn’t know who to trust. The International Space Training Camp continues to dodge every question about its past failed mission, and Naomi is suspicious that not everything is as it seems on her own mission to Europa. With just one shot at Jupiter’s moon, Naomi is determined to find out if there is dangerous alien life on Europa before she and her crew get there.  Leo, back on Earth, has been working with renegade scientist Dr. Greta Wagner, who promises to fly him to space where he can dock with Naomi’s ship. And if Wagner’s hypothesis is right, it isn’t a possibility of coming in contact with extraterrestrial life on Europa - it’s a definite, and it’s up to Leo to find and warn Naomi and the crew. With questions piling up, everything gets more dangerous the closer that the mission gets to Europa. A storm threatens to interfere with Leo’s takeoff, a deadly entity makes itself known to the Final Six, and all questions the ISTC has been avoiding about the previous mission get answered in a terrifying way. If the dream was to establish a new world for humans on Europa...the Final Six are about to enter a nightmare.

©2020 Alexandra Monir (P)2020 HarperAudio

Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
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Pete the Kitty and the Case of the Hiccups

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Beginning learners will laugh and easily relate to Pete the kitty and his search for the perfect remedy for his hiccups! Pete gets a case of the hiccups, and he doesn’t know what to do. He decides to ask his wisest friends for help, like Grumpy Toad, Callie, and Bob. But Pete is still stuck with the hiccups. Will Pete the Kitty ever get rid of his terrible hiccups? The active, engaging My First I Can Read stories have appealing plots and lovable characters, encouraging children to continue their learning journey. This is the very first Pete the Kitty I Can Read favorite from New York Times best-selling Pete the Cat author-artist James Dean! 

©2018 James Dean (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 4 mins
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Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie

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Put on your dancing shoes - Pete is ready to boogie! Pete is learning a new dance - the Cool Cat Boogie! When he hears a groovy beat, he’s full of happy in his feet. But when Grumpy Toad tells him, "Pete, you dance all wrong!" Pete is determined to become a better dancer. With the help of his friends and some wise words from Owl, Pete learns that he’s his grooviest when he’s being himself. Join Pete the Cat in this groovy story from New York Times best-selling author-illustrator team James and Kimberly Dean!   Don't miss Pete's other adventures, including Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes, Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, Pete the Cat Saves Christmas, Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses, Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues, Pete the Cat and the New Guy, Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes, Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party, and Pete the Cat: Crayons Rock! 

©2017 James Dean and Kimberly Dean (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 5 mins
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The Career Playbook

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Are you about to graduate and begin your job search? Or are you a young professional trying to choose the right field or looking for that perfect position that will catapult your career? Figuring out a career and getting a great job has never been more difficult. On top of that, today's graduates are looking for not only good jobs but positions that will help them launch careers in which they can grow and prosper. But knowing what to look for and how to actually land a great job is exceptionally challenging when you're trying to get an interview, make enough money, and position yourself for advancement. Based on an in-depth survey of thousands of graduates and young professionals, and hundreds of interviews with the world's top business and nonprofit leaders - not to mention James Citrin's decades of experience as a senior partner at the premier executive search firm Spencer Stuart - The Career Playbook offers recent graduates and aspiring young professionals actionable advice for excelling. From his practical tips on generating valuable introductions, nailing interviews, and negotiating compensation to strategic advice on the arc of a career, the importance of relationships, how to cultivate a mentor, and knowing when to change jobs or industries, Citrin provides an invaluable guide to the most urgent questions that are at the heart of every person's career deliberations. Packed with first-person advice from graduates and young professionals themselves, as well as the perspectives of seasoned CEOs, entrepreneurs, leaders, and experts, such as Virgin's Sir Richard Branson, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, Third Point Advisors' Daniel Loeb, author Malcolm Gladwell, and US Navy SEALs' Admiral Eric Olson, The Career Playbook is an essential resource for landing, launching, and thriving in your career.

©2015 Esaress International S.A.R.L. (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
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The Last Kill

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Lights. Camera. Murder. When lies become reality, can Poe find the truth before a killer strikes again?  As Maui’s best private investigator, Edgar Allan “Poe” Rutherford understands the importance of keeping a low profile. That becomes impossible when a new reality TV show comes to the island, which features an eccentric handful of divorcees looking for love. But when one of the women is poisoned to death, the show’s production comes to a grinding halt.  At the same time, a few miles down the beach, a divorce attorney is stabbed multiple times while she sits on a lounge chair and watches the sun set over the Pacific Ocean. The methods of murder, as well as the victims, couldn’t be more different, yet Poe has a sneaking suspicion they’re somehow related.  As Poe dives deep into the backgrounds of the show’s cast and crew, as well as the attorney, he learns that nothing’s real in reality TV and everyone has a dark secret.  The Last Kill is the tenth standalone novel in the Murder on Maui series. If you enjoy colorful characters, a touch of humor, and plots that bend and twist like a palm tree on a windy beach, then you’ll love Robert W Stephens’ mysteries.

©2019 Robert W Stephens (P)2019 Robert W Stephens

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
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Pete the Cat: Five Little Ducks

1 rating

Summary

New York Times best seller James Dean turns it up in Pete the Cat's cool adaptation of the classic children's song "Five Little Ducks". Fans of Pete the cat will love rocking out to this classic tune with a groovy twist.

©2017 James Dean (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: James Fouhey
Author: James Dean
Length: 2 mins
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Everlife

4 ratings

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Don't miss the epic conclusion to the Everlife novels, a series fans calls "vividly unique", "unforgettable", and "exhilarating". New from Gena Showalter, author of the New York Times best-selling The White Rabbit Chronicles, comes a series finale that will keep you on the edge of your seat rooting for the characters until the very end. Stand together or fall alone. The fate of the Everlife hangs in the balance. At 17 years old, Tenley "Ten" Lockwood had to make the ultimate choice - where to live after she died. Loyalty to her selected realm has not wavered...until now. She is out of time. Sacrifices must be made, and a terrible price must be paid. But is she too late? As the Everlife descends into darkness, a single truth becomes clear: Troika and Myriad must unite - or perish. In order to bring sworn enemies together, Ten must enter forbidden territory...and destroy the powerful Prince of Ravens. But there's only one way inside - bonding with Killian Flynn, a deadly rival who sets her blood aflame. When nothing goes as planned and betrayal leads to the edge of utter defeat, Ten and Killian will have to rebuild trust from the ashes of their hearts. Victory seems impossible, the odds stacked against them. In the end, how far will they be willing to go for the sake of their realms and the Everlife?

©2018 Gena Showalter (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

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How to Make a Slave and Other Essays

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Finalist for the 2020 National Book Award in Nonfiction “The essays in this collection are restless, brilliant and short.... The brevity suits not just Walker’s style but his worldview, too.... Keeping things quick gives him the freedom to move; he can alight on a truth without pinning it into place.” (Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times) For the Black community, Jerald Walker asserts in How to Make a Slave, “anger is often a prelude to a joke, as there is broad understanding that the triumph over this destructive emotion lay in finding its punchline.” It is on the knife’s edge between fury and farce that the essays in this exquisite collection balance. Whether confronting the medical profession’s racial biases, considering the complicated legacy of Michael Jackson, paying homage to his writing mentor James Alan McPherson, or attempting to break free of personal and societal stereotypes, Walker elegantly blends personal revelation and cultural critique. The result is a bracing and often humorous examination by one of America’s most acclaimed essayists of what it is to grow, parent, write, and exist as a Black American male. Walker refuses to lull his listeners; instead his missives urge them to do better as they consider, through his eyes, how to be a good citizen, how to be a good father, how to live, and how to love.

©2020 Jerald Walker (P)2021 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
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Spies

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An FBI investigation of a German spy ring on American soil threatens to devastate lives, loves, and families 40 years after the end of World War II. A watertight packet is discovered by a diver in the waters surrounding Block Island. Unrecovered detritus from the last German U-boat sunk off the coast of Rhode Island, it contains secret codes suggesting that a Nazi spy ring operated in the United States during the darkest days of World War II. If confirmed, it could prove a major embarrassment to the FBI - whose late director, J. Edgar Hoover, once assured the government there were no spies in the country - so the bureau sends one of its best, Unit Chief Todd Oliver, to Newport to investigate. A war that ended four decades earlier is not yet over for some in this New England naval town, as Oliver's mission threatens to destroy the lives and relationships of the guilty and the innocent alike. Suddenly dark, lingering shadows are everywhere, enveloping respected pillars of the community, the wealthy and powerful in their mansions on "the Avenue", and respectable, law-abiding citizens who merely wish to forget. Even Oliver himself is not safe, as the agent's inquiries into secret wartime espionage begin unraveling strong, sacred bonds of love, friendship, and family, tempting the dedicated operative to compromise everything he stands for in the face of a shocking murder that rocks Newport society to its core.

©1984 Sandown Books, Inc.; This edition published in 2015 by Open Road Integrated Media, Inc. (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
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Player Reached the Top

4 ratings

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2044. The world of games changed long ago. "Ascension" has become one of the most popular VRMMO games. It is a huge world divided into a hundred Floors, with each Floor a boundless location with its own countries, tribes, and millions of players.  The object of the game is to unlock all the gates and conquer the top.  Having joined the game, Will Thomson doesn't realize that he is all by himself. Then he accepts the first quest.... Cursed Rat: level 46....

©2019 Dmitry Mikhalek (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
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Lost Mission

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A mission of peace hides a terrible secret. Two decades of bitter war between Earth and her furthest colonies is finally at an end. Captain Lee Saito's massive new starship is sent to seal the uneasy truce.   But a series of terrorist attacks on Earth and the mysterious acts of a strange cult threaten to derail the fragile peace.   When the mission goes awry, Saito must try to salvage what he can in deep space while his estranged son must navigate a conspiracy back on Earth that could implicate the highest levels of government.   But conspiracies go both ways and no one is as innocent as they might seem.   As it all spirals out of control, the future of humanity hangs in the balance.

©2019 Joshua James and Daniel Young (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
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Escaping Exodus: Symbiosis

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The Compton Crook Award-winning author weaves her trademark blend of science fiction and dark humor in this dazzling story that continues the imaginative saga begun in Escaping Exodus, in which a society lives in the belly of a beast - and an entire civilization's survival depends on a pair of uneasy allies who must come together for one epic battle. Nearly a thousand years removed from Earth, the remnants of humanity cling to existence inside giant, spacefaring creatures known as the Zenzee. Abused and exploited by humans for generations, these majestic animals nearly went extinct, but under the command of its newly minted ruler, Doka Kaleigh, life in the Parados I has flourished. Thanks to careful oversight and sacrifice by all of its crew, they are now on the brink of utopia, and yet Doka's rivals feel threatened by that success.  The Senate allowed Doka to lead their people believing he'd fail spectacularly - a disaster that would cement the legitimacy of their long-standing matriarchy. Despite vocal opposition and blatant attacks on his authority, Doka has continued to handle his position with grace and intelligence; he knows a single misstep means disaster. When a cataclysmic event on another Zenzee world forces Doka and his people to accept thousands of refugees, a culture clash erupts, revealing secrets from the past that could endanger their future. For Doka, the stakes are bigger and more personal than ever before - and could cost him his reign and his heart.  He has fallen for the one woman he is forbidden to love: his wife, Seske.  Doka and Seske must work closely together to sway the other Zenzee worlds to stop their cycles of destruction. But when they stumble upon a discovery that can transform their world, they know they must prepare to fight a battle where there can be no winners, only survivors. 

©2020 Nicky Drayden (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
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Throwback: Out of Time

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Peter Lerangis, the New York Times best-selling author of the Seven Wonders and Max Tilt series, returns with the last installment of his electrifying trilogy about a boy who discovers that he can alter the course of history. Thirteen-year-old Corey Fletcher is the world’s first Throwback. He has the power to not only to travel back in time, but to change the past. It’s a power that comes with no small amount of responsibility - but when Corey tried fix some of history’s worst evils, he discovers that the consequences for his good deeds have changed him in ways that he never expected and ways he may not be able to fix. Trapped in a body that’s not his own, his powers all but gone, Corey realizes his latest mission may be the hardest of all - to save himself. With the help of his best friend, Leila, and an uneasy alliance with a shadowy group that’s been watching his every move, Corey’s going to have to risk it all to find a way to fix himself without destroying the world as we know it.  Get ready for time-warping adventure with a historical twist in the last book of the Throwback trilogy from New York Times best-selling author Peter Lerangis, whose books have sold over five and a half million copies worldwide. 

©2021 Peter Lerangis (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
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The Dream Groom

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Enjoy this fast-paced romance by best-selling author Taylor Hart! Scar Walker, professional football player and ex Navy Seal, only wanted to focus on getting his gym built for military vets while he was in San Diego. He didn’t want to take crap from his brother, he didn’t want to deal with a lippy waitress, and he really didn’t want random people calling him on the phone. Shayla Castle came to San Diego to finally live out her childhood dream. When she accidentally calls the mysterious phone number left on her table while waitressing, she never anticipated it would be the handsome jerkface soldier who chewed her out that morning. It confuses her even more when the same jerkface shows up the next night and saves her from an attacker. She never would have imagined she and soldier boy would start talking every night and she really never imagined he would convince her to let him do her bucket list together. After a hike at Torrey Pines, a helicopter ride, and surfing at Oceanside…she finds she just might be falling for this soldier boy. When things get heated, she’s left with a choice—let go of the past or lose a new dream she was just starting to discover.

©2018 Taylor Hart (P)2018 Taylor Hart

Narrator: James Fouhey
Author: Taylor Hart
Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
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Come and Take Them

Summary

The Carrera saga continues with entry number five, and the sequel to Amazon Legion. Carrera. Relentless. Machiavellian. Without compunction. Victorious. Pity his enemies. Be thankful he is on the side of freedom from totalitarian domination. On the colony planet of Terra Nova, soldier turned political leader Carrera has achieved his revenge, destroying those who killed his wife and children in a terrorist strike, and helping to establish a free country. But Carrera’s fight is not over. War with the Tauran Union is inevitable. Carrera has been preparing his new country for this all-out conflict for years, intending to drive out the last vestige of foreign imperialism in Balboa, the Tauran Union Security Force. He doesn't care that he's outnumbered 100 to one. He doesn't care that the Taurans are 1,000 times wealthier. A true Machiavellian, Carrera is convinced that gold cannot always find good soldiers, but that good soldiers can always find gold. After all, his good soldiers have already found quite a bit. Moreover, he's been preparing for the war he intends to start and fight on his own terms, while the TU has been preparing for a progressive fantasy. But then his own government calls a halt even as the commander of the United Earth Peace Fleet, High Admiral Marguerite Wallenstein, injects a dose of realism and spine into the Tauran Union. Any other government, giving similar orders, Carrera would overthrow without hesitation. But this is his own creation; he must follow these orders. But the Taurans are provoking Balboa mercilessly, and Carrera knows that sooner or later, he must fight - only now the task will be more difficult and more bloody. No matter. When that time comes, Carerra knows he will do whatever it takes to win. He is, after all, Carrera.

©2013 Tom Kratman (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: James Fouhey
Author: Tom Kratman
Length: 22 hrs and 26 mins
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The Rods and the Axe

1 rating

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Tarawa. Iwo. Normandy. Names that shine in the military history of two worlds, places where brave men stormed ashore and fought their way to victory no matter the odds. But then there are other names: Marathon. Malta. Gallipoli. Balboa’s Patricio Carrera has driven the Tauran Union from his adopted country, driven them out with appalling loss and worse humiliation.That’s not enough though. To finally finish his enemies, Carrera needs to draw them back for a more telling defeat. He cannot take the battle to them because, beyond some long-range bombardment capability, he cannot reach them. But when they return, they don’t plan to come alone; they insist on having someone else do most of the bleeding for them. Carrera understands this. And that’s why he’s provoked the Zhong Guo mercilessly, infuriating their ruling Empress. He needs the Zhong in the war, to buck up the Taurans to continue the war to its bitterest end. But to get to Carrera, the Zhong must take the Isla Real, the strongest island fortress on two worlds. In the process, they’ll learn why Marines never forget those other names....Gallipoli…Malta…Marathon. Carrera’s enemies are about to learn why the expression "blood-stained water" is not just a literary allusion.

©2014 Tom Kratman (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: James Fouhey
Author: Tom Kratman
Length: 18 hrs and 24 mins
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Rath's Reckoning

1 rating

Summary

Rath and Paisen completed all 50 kills in their contracts with the Janus Group. But when they uncovered the criminal organization's darkest secret, the Janus Group unleashed an army of assassins to silence the rogue pair. With help from a former Interstellar Police detective, Rath and Paisen survive - barely. Their plan to attack the Janus Group head-on may be suicide, but in the end, they'll tear the organization to the ground...or die trying.

©2015 Piers Platt (P)2016 Piers Platt

Narrator: James Fouhey
Author: Piers Platt
Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
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Rath's Deception

2 ratings

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On the cut-throat streets of Tarkis, orphaned teens like Rath end up jailed...or dead. So when the shadowy Janus Group offers Rath a chance to earn riches beyond his wildest dreams, he seizes it. But the Janus Group is as ruthless as the elite assassins it controls. Rath will have to survive their grueling, off-world training, and fulfill all 50 kills in his contract before a single cent comes his way. And ending so many lives comes with a price Rath can't anticipate. It'll certainly cost him what's left of his innocence. It may well cost him his life.

©2015 Piers Platt (P)2015 Piers Platt

Narrator: James Fouhey
Author: Piers Platt
Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
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Final Invasion

Summary

The invasion has begun. On the capital world of Vassar-1, the Allied Independent Colonies find themselves in a race against time to stop a terrorist plot that could bring chaos to the galaxy. As the terror spreads, Earth provides nothing but deception and subterfuge. With time running out, it's up to Ben and Ada to deliver an AIC agent with vital information. But not everything is what it seems.

©2019 Joshua James and Daniel Young (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
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Beware the Poltergeist

Summary

Earthquakes? Or poltergeists? The second installment in the popular Ghostsitter series. Tom's life changed quite a bit since he inherited a Ghost Train full of living dead creatures. As the fairground is struck by mysterious earthquakes, even Mimi the ghost-girl seems to pale. Vlarad the Vampire has reason to believe that a restless poltergeist haunts the old town square. So, Tom and his undead friends have to go ghost-hunting - without anyone noticing, of course. The second adventure of 14-year-old Tom and his ghostly companions is full of spooks, gags and some surprises - a joy for listeners young, old, and undead alike.

©2016 Tommy Krappweis (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC

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Escape from Oz

Summary

In the distant future, Earth's worst criminals have all disappeared - and no one knows where they've been sent. Sirio Falken has been a fighter his whole life. But when the government bans professional fighting, his life spirals out of control. Convicted of murder, he's sentenced to life in prison. But all of the felons he's ever known have disappeared from Earth, never to return. He's about to find out firsthand what happened to them. He'll have to stay alive among Earth's most ruthless felons if he wants to survive...and become the first man to escape from Oz.

©2017 Piers Platt (P)2017 Piers Platt

Narrator: James Fouhey
Author: Piers Platt
Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
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Soul Breaker

Summary

There's a hideous monster on the loose, crushing heads and taking names. But Detective Calvin Kinsey is on the case! Two years ago, Cal Kinsey was an up-and-coming cop in the Aurora Police Department. But during a fateful nighttime stakeout in search of a prolific killer, Cal witnessed the darkest corner of his dreams come to life. A rogue vampire slaughtered his partner - to put it nicely - and introduced Cal to the supernatural world he never knew existed in the shadows. Now, Cal is a newly minted detective at the often mocked Department of Supernatural Investigations. By day, the agents of DSI are called "Kooks" by local law enforcement. By night, they're known as "Crows," reviled by the supernatural underworld. Mere weeks out of the academy, Cal catches his first real case, a vicious murder at a local college. An unknown sorcerer has summoned a powerful creature from the Eververse, a realm of magic and mayhem that borders Earth, and set it on a dangerous warpath through the city. Between butting heads with his grumpy team captain, stirring up ill will with the local wizards and witches, and repeatedly getting the crap beaten out of himself, Cal must find a way to stop the Eververse monster and send it back to the hell it came from.... ...preferably before Aurora, Michigan runs out of coffins for the dead.

©2016 Clara Coulson (P)2016 Clara Coulson

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
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