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My One Week Husband

2 ratings

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A deliciously sexy fake marriage romance performed by a full cast, led by Shane East and Vanessa Edwin, and including Erin Mallon, Joe Arden, Victoria Mei, Siiri Scott, and James Joseph! A weeklong trip. A fake marriage. And seven delicious nights with only one bed in the hotel room. He's my business partner, my good friend, and the man I've craved for years.  But I've resisted the sexy Brit, and I plan to keep up my walls because I've been there, done that, and I know how much it hurts when you let someone into your heart.  Then an opportunity comes along for us to snag the business deal of a lifetime.  The catch?  We need to pretend we're married to pull off this high-stakes deal.  So the clever, charming man with secrets a mile deep becomes my temporary husband as we travel around Europe. Soon, we fall into bed, tangled together like newlyweds who can't keep their hands off each other.  One week to explore our fantasies, then we return to who we were.  But when I learn the dark secrets he's been keeping, I doubt we can go back.  Because they change everything.  This exclusive full-cast production also includes the debut of The Rules of Friends with Benefits, a brand new prequel novella!

©2021 Lauren Blakely Books (P)2021 Little Dog Press

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Becoming Animal

11 ratings

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As the climate veers toward catastrophe, the innumerable losses cascading through the biosphere make vividly evident the need for a metamorphosis in our relation to the living land. For too long we've inured ourselves to the wild intelligence of our muscled flesh, taking our primary truths from technologies that hold the living world at a distance. This audiobook subverts that distance, drawing listeners ever deeper into their animal senses in order to explore, from within, the elemental kinship between the body and the breathing Earth. The shapeshifting of ravens, the erotic nature of gravity, the eloquence of thunder, the pleasures of being edible: all have their place in Abram's investigation. He shows that from the awakened perspective of the human animal, awareness (or mind) is not an exclusive possession of our species but a lucid quality of the biosphere itself - a quality in which we, along with the oaks and the spiders, steadily participate. With the audacity of its vision and the luminosity of its prose, Becoming Animal sets a new benchmark for the human appraisal of our place in the whole.

©2010 David Abram (P)2017 Tantor

Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
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My Absolute Darling

10 ratings

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A brilliant and immersive, all-consuming audiobook about one 14-year-old girl's heart-stopping fight for her own soul. Turtle Alveston is a survivor. At 14, she roams the woods along the Northern California coast. The creeks, tide pools, and rocky islands are her haunts and her hiding grounds, and she is known to wander for miles. But while her physical world is expansive, her personal one is small and treacherous. Turtle has grown up isolated since the death of her mother, in the thrall of her tortured and charismatic father, Martin. Her social existence is confined to the middle school (where she fends off the interest of anyone, student or teacher, who might penetrate her shell) and to her life with her father. Then Turtle meets Jacob, a high-school boy who tells jokes, lives in a big clean house, and looks at Turtle as if she is the sunrise. And for the first time, the larger world begins to come into focus: Her life with Martin is neither safe nor sustainable. Motivated by her first experience with real friendship and a teenage crush, Turtle starts to imagine escape, using the very survival skills her father devoted himself to teaching her. The listener tracks Turtle's escalating acts of physical and emotional courage and watches, heart in throat, as she struggles to become her own hero - and, in the process, becomes ours as well. Shot through with striking language in a fierce natural setting, My Absolute Darling is an urgently told, profoundly moving book that marks the debut of an extraordinary new writer.

©2017 Gabriel Tallent (P)2017 Penguin Audio

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Illuminae

138 ratings

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For fans of Marie Lu comes the first book in an epic series that bends the sci-fi genre into a new dimension. “A truly beautiful novel that redefines the form." (Victoria Aveyard, best-selling author of Red Queen) This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she'd have to do.  This afternoon, her planet was invaded.  The year is 2575, and two rival mega-corporations are at war over a planet that's little more than a speck at the edge of the universe. Now, with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra - who are barely even talking to each other - are forced to evacuate with a hostile warship in hot pursuit.  But their problems are just getting started. A plague has broken out and is mutating with terrifying results; the fleet's AI may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what's really going on. As Kady hacks into a web of data to find the truth, it's clear only person who can help her is the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.  Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents - including emails, maps, files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more - Illuminae is the first audiobook in a heart-stopping trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.   “Prepare yourselves for Illuminae.” (EW.com)    “[Y]ou’re not in for an ordinary novel experience....” (Bustle.com) “A truly interactive experience.... A fantastically fun ride.” (MTV.com)    “...stylistically mesmerizing.” (Publishers Weekly)     “[A]n arresting visual experience.” (Booklist)      “[A] game-changer.” (Shelf Awareness) "Genre: Undefinable. Novel: Unforgettable." (Kami Garcia, best-selling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures and author of Unbreakable) “An exuberant mix of space opera, romance, zombies, hackers, and political thrills.” (Scott Westerfeld, best-selling author of Zeroes and Uglies) “Stunningly creative. Smart, funny, and romantic.” (Veronica Rossi, best-selling author of Under the Never Sky) “This is one of those rare books that will truly keep your heart pounding.” (Beth Revis, best-selling author of Across the Universe) “This book is xxxxing awesome.” (Laini Taylor, best-selling author of Daughter of Smoke and Bone)

©2015 Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (P)2015 Listening Libary

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Der kleine Prinz

Summary

Das moderne Märchen von der Begegnung des in der Wüste abgestürzten Piloten mit dem kleinen Prinzen, der von einem Asteroiden kommt - ein zeitloses Meisterwerk und ein Plädoyer für Menschlichkeit und Freundschaft. Als Lesung mit Musik von August Zirner eine unverzichtbare Ausgabe des Weltklassikers. Das zeitlose Meisterwerk in einer zauberhaften Neuübersetzung.

©2015 Oetinger Media GmbH / Illustration: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Übersetzung von Maya Geis (P)2015 Oetinger Media GmbH

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How to Become a Straight-A Student

49 ratings

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Looking to jump-start your GPA? Most college students believe straight As can be achieved only through cramming and painful all-nighters at the library. But Cal Newport knows that real straight-A students don’t study harder - they study smarter.  A breakthrough approach to acing academic assignments, from quizzes and exams to essays and papers, How to Become a Straight-A Student reveals for the first time the proven study secrets of real straight-A students across the country and weaves them into a simple, practical system that anyone can master.  You will learn how to: Streamline and maximize your study time  Conquer procrastination Absorb the material quickly and effectively Know which reading assignments are critical - and which are not Target the paper topics that wow professors Provide A+ answers on exams Write stellar prose without the agony A strategic blueprint for success that promises more free time, more fun, and top-tier results, How to Become a Straight-A Student is the only study guide written by students for students - with the insider knowledge and real-world methods to help you master the college system and rise to the top of the class. Includes a PDF of Time Management Tips.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2007 Cal Newport (P)2019 Random House Audio

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Tripwire

138 ratings

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Reacher's anonymity in Florida is shattered by an investigator who's come looking for him. But hours after his arrival, the stranger is murdered. Retracing the PI's trail back to New York, Reacher's compelled to find out who was looking for him and why. He never expects the reasons to be so personal - and twisted.

©2005 Lee Child (P)2012 Penguin Audio

Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
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Learned Optimism

14 ratings

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You can acquire optimism and significantly improve your life! Are you an optimist or a pessimist? How often do you take on exciting new projects or celebrate your successes? Now psychologist Martin E.P. Seligman, one of the world's experts on motivation, shows you how to chart a new approach to living with "flexible optimism." Dr. Seligman's principles of reasoned, flexible optimism will help you rise above pessimism and the depression that accompanies negative thoughts. Learned Optimism shows you how to: Attain maximum personal achievement Boost your mood - and your immune system - with healthful thoughts Help your children by practicing the patterns of thought that encourage optimism at an early age Change your interior dialogue and experience the astonishing positive results

©1991 Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D., All Rights Reserved (P)1991 Simon & Schuster Audio, All Rights Reserved

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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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Chasing a Flawed Sun

3 ratings

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The phrase "heroin saved my life" could be considered both controversial and even offensive to some. However, in Chasing a Flawed Sun, the author shows us how, after breaking him down and almost taking his life several times, the battle with the drug did just that. This is a true story. A transparent story of the life of a young man in America, who, like many of our lost youth, found his way into the drug culture. This story is an autopsy into the mind, heart, and soul of an addict. It begins at childhood and takes us through the thoughts, turmoil, and inner conflicts of a person lost in the undercurrent of addiction, and ends in a climax of self-discovery and realization. It is a gripping tale of a suburban youth and his journey through the streets of Baltimore, institutions, prisons, addiction, and worst of all, his own mind. What makes it so unique is the vulnerability and transparency with which it is told. It is the goal of this story to not only to tell a vivid tale but to also share hope and experience with those who are actively struggling with their own demons, and to shed some light to those who have lost or are currently dealing with a loved one who is struggling with addiction, alcoholism and/or a lost sense of "self". Daniel McGhee lives and owns several businesses just outside of Baltimore, Maryland. He also owns a non-profit and works with addicts, children, and homeless in his area. In his 18 years in recovery, he’s learned to enjoy writing, fitness, and traveling the world. He enjoys going to other countries either for relief work, exploration, or just chasing the sun that never ceases.

©2019 Daniel McGhee (P)2019 Daniel McGhee

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Aurora Rising

117 ratings

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From the New York Times and internationally best-selling authors of the Illuminae Files comes a new science fiction epic.... The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the academy would touch.... A cocky diplomat with a black belt in sarcasm A sociopath scientist with a fondness for shooting her bunkmates  A smart-ass tech whiz with the galaxy's biggest chip on his shoulder An alien warrior with anger-management issues A tomboy pilot who's totally not into him, in case you were wondering And Ty's squad isn't even his biggest problem - that'd be Aurora Jie-Lin O'Malley, the girl he's just rescued from interdimensional space. Trapped in cryo-sleep for two centuries, Auri is a girl out of time and out of her depth. But she could be the catalyst that starts a war millions of years in the making, and Tyler's squad of losers, discipline cases, and misfits might just be the last hope for the entire galaxy. NOBODY PANIC. Audiobook Cast of Narrators: Aurora, read by Kim Mai Guest Tyler, read by Johnathan McClain Cat, read by Candice Moll Fin, read by Lincoln Hoppe Zila, read by Donnabella Mortel Magellan, read by Jonathan Todd Ross Scarlett, read by Erin Spencer Kal, read by Steve West 

©2019 Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (P)2019 Listening Library

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Runaway

185 ratings

Summary

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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Gone to Texas - A Josey Wales Western

2 ratings

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Josey Wales was the most wanted man in Texas. His wife and child had been lost to pre-civil War destruction and, like Jesse James and other young farmers, he joined the guerrilla soldiers of Missouri-men with no cause but survival and no purpose but revenge.

©2008 India Carter, LLC © 1976 by Forrest Carter; Copyright renewed 2001 © 1973 by Bedford Forrest Carter (P)2014 David N. Wilson

Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
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Noob Game Plus

Summary

The Noobtown saga continues with Noob Game Plus, the eagerly awaited sequel to top Audible-ranked Dungeons and Noobs, from a LitRPG author at the top of his game. Join the millions of listeners who have enjoyed Johnathan McClain’s hilarious portrayal of Jim; his shoulder demon, Shart; his animal companion, Badgelor; and so many other unforgettable characters.  What happened? The last thing Jim remembered was being tossed unceremoniously through the Demon Door. Now, he's right back where he first started his adventure, sans demon and badger. Jim’s got to make some fast choices if he has any hope of making it back to Windfall and defeating Charles. But after Jarra's death, is Windfall even what he wants anymore?

©2021 Ryan Rimmel (P)2021 Podium Audio

Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
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The Nurse Leader

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Have you ever tried to imagine what it takes to be a good nurse leader? Society expects you to take care of your patients, day after day. What people don't know is that you have to manage other people like you. For you to be on top of your game, you need extra knowledge. This is what this book The Nurse Leader brings to you.  The Nurse Leader is a book that helps you add the magical element that will  make you a top-notch boss. Grey Daniel wrote this book, "The Nurse Leader", to show you how to become the nurse leader that everyone wants. This book will help every boss in the healthcare field build a solid foundation for success.  The Nurse Leader will show you: How effective communication can be a tool for effective leadership How to spot the right staff How to develop a coaching mind-set What are clinical leadership behaviors What is the clinical nurse leader's role How to comprehensively appreciate others The ultimate goal of an effective nurse leader is to make the job of the staff easy, thereby leading to a serene working environment and excellent patient care. The Nurse Leader is the key to achieving this. Scroll up and click the "buy now" button to get The Nurse Leader right now!

©2019 Grey Daniel (P)2020 Grey Daniel

Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
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A Brief History of Seven Killings

40 ratings

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Winner, The Man Booker Prize, 2015 On December 3, 1976, just before the Jamaican general election and two days before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert, gunmen stormed his house, machine guns blazing. The attack nearly killed the Reggae superstar, his wife, and his manager, and injured several others. Marley would go on to perform at the free concert on December 5, but he left the country the next day, not to return for two years. Deftly spanning decades and continents and peopled with a wide range of characters - assassins, journalists, drug dealers, and even ghosts - A Brief History of Seven Killings is the fictional exploration of that dangerous and unstable time and its bloody aftermath, from the streets and slums of Kingston in the 1970s, to the crack wars in 1980s New York, to a radically altered Jamaica in the 1990s. Brilliantly inventive and stunningly ambitious, this novel is a revealing modern epic that will secure Marlon James' place among the great literary talents of his generation.

©2014 Marlon James. Recorded by arrangement with Penguin Books. (P)2014 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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Running Blind

58 ratings

Summary

Across the country women are being murdered by a killer who leaves no evidence, no fatal wounds, no signs of struggle, and no clues to a motive. They are, truly, perfect crimes. In fact, the only thing that links the victims is the man they all knew: Jack Reacher.

©2005 Lee Child (P)2012 Peunguin Audio

Author: Lee Child
Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
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The Mayor of Noobtown

81 ratings

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It could be worse. You could be stuck with a literal shoulder demon. After dying and being reborn into a world that's built like a video game, Jim has found himself stuck in a very old-world style new-player zone for low-level adventurers. Unfortunately, the zone fell out of use centuries ago, and no one told the monsters they were supposed to take it easy on the Noobs. Even worse, the only new player around is Jim. Jim has been given an opportunity, and he'll do his best to take advantage of it.

©2019 Ryan Rimmel (P)2019 Podium Publishing

Author: Ryan Rimmel
Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
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The Prince Has No Pants

5 ratings

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All life on Earth has been stolen away by The System. It was transported to another world at the behest of a distant galactic empire that lives in terror of humanity's potential. Ben - just a normal, if not slightly above average guy -  had been about to go on the first real vacation of his adult life. But plans changed. Now, he must contend with danger and mystery in a world full of monsters, magic, and treasure. Armed with nothing but his wits and a special item given to him by The System, he embarks on a damn good adventure. Written by Matthew Howry, better known to Royal Road fans as Salty Waters.

©2020 Matthew Howry (P)2021 Podium Audio

Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
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The Prince Has Been Outclassed

3 ratings

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Ben's damn adventure continues. Stranded in the Overcavern Forest with Vivi, an Aeon Slug, Ben must fight his way through this treacherous and ancient environment to reunite with old friends and seek the safety of the great city of Solas. He will contend with some of the worst threats the world has to offer, and he'll do it without pants.

©2021 Matthew Howry (P)2021 Podium Audio

Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
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Spearhead

65 ratings

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The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today Best Seller “A band of brothers in an American tank...Makos drops the reader back into the Pershing’s turret and dials up a battle scene to rival the peak moments of Fury.” (The Wall Street Journal)  From the author of the international best seller A Higher Call comes the riveting World War II story of an American tank gunner’s journey into the heart of the Third Reich, where he will meet destiny in an iconic armor duel - and forge an enduring bond with his enemy. When Clarence Smoyer is assigned to the gunner’s seat of his Sherman tank, his crewmates discover that the gentle giant from Pennsylvania has a hidden talent: He’s a natural-born shooter.  At first, Clarence and his fellow crews in the legendary 3rd Armored Division - “Spearhead” - thought their tanks were invincible. Then they met the German Panther, with a gun so murderous it could shoot through one Sherman and into the next. Soon a pattern emerged: The lead tank always gets hit.  After Clarence sees his friends cut down breaching the West Wall and holding the line in the Battle of the Bulge, he and his crew are given a weapon with the power to avenge their fallen brothers: the Pershing, a state-of-the-art “super tank”, one of 20 in the European theater.  But with it comes a harrowing new responsibility: Now they will spearhead every attack. That’s how Clarence, the corporal from coal country, finds himself leading the US Army into its largest urban battle of the European war, the fight for Cologne, the “Fortress City” of Germany.  Battling through the ruins, Clarence will engage the fearsome Panther in a duel immortalized by an army cameraman. And he will square off with Gustav Schaefer, a teenager behind the trigger in a Panzer IV tank, whose crew has been sent on a suicide mission to stop the Americans.  As Clarence and Gustav trade fire down a long boulevard, they are taken by surprise by a tragic mistake of war. What happens next will haunt Clarence to the modern day, drawing him back to Cologne to do the unthinkable: to face his enemy, one last time.  “A detailed, gripping account...the remarkable story of two tank crewmen, from opposite sides of the conflict, who endure the grisly nature of tank warfare.” (USA Today, four out of four stars) 

©2019 Random House Audio (P)2019 Adam Makos

Author: Adam Makos
Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
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The 30-Day Sobriety Solution

17 ratings

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Jack Canfield, the number-one New York Times best-selling author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® franchise and coauthor of The Success Principles, and Dave Andrews, a recovery expert, join forces to present a revolutionary program to help you cut back or quit drinking entirely - in the privacy of your own home. Alcohol kills one person every 10 seconds worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Thankfully, now, for anyone who feels that alcohol has become a problem - and for the 23.5 million Americans living in recovery and looking to be reinspired - this new program introduces a groundbreaking model for sobriety that you can achieve in your own home. The 30-Day Sobriety Solution grew out of Jack Canfield's decades-long work in self-esteem and success training. Its principles were carefully developed into a program by Dave Andrews and tested by thousands whose amazing stories of recovery are shared throughout the book. Organized into five phases that span 30-day periods, this book guides you through each day with practical exercises that, over time, allow you to more easily make positive choices again and again. "The Sobriety System" is an empowerment program that moves systematically from beliefs (including limiting ones) to feelings and emotions to concrete actions and behaviors that promote better outcomes. Integrating neuroscience, cognitive therapy, proven tools, and teachings, The 30-Day Sobriety Solution is a clear, practical daily program that will help you achieve your goals - whether that's getting sober or just cutting back - and create positive, permanent change in your life.

©2015 Jack Canfield and David Beebe (P)2015 Simon & Schuster

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Mastering Fear

17 ratings

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From New York Times best-selling author and former Navy SEAL Brandon Webb comes a simple yet powerful five-step guide to transforming your life by making your fears work for you instead of against you. Brandon Webb has run life-threatening missions in the world's worst trouble spots, whether that meant jumping out of airplanes, taking down hostile ships on the open sea, or rolling prisoners in the dead of night in the mountains of Afghanistan. As a Navy SEAL, he learned how to manage the natural impulse to panic in the face of terrifying situations. As media CEO and national television commentator, he has learned how to apply those same skills in civilian life. Drawing on his experiences in combat and business, along with colorful anecdotes from his vast network of super-achiever friends, from astronauts to billionaires, Webb shows how people from all walks of life can stretch and transcend their boundaries and learn to use their fears as fuel to achieve more than they ever thought possible. "Fear can be a set of manacles, holding you prisoner", writes Webb. "Or it can be a slingshot, catapulting you on to greatness." The key, says Webb, is not to fight fear or try to beat it back, but to embrace and harness it. In the process, rather than being your adversary, your fear becomes a secret weapon that allows you to triumph in even the most adverse situations. In Mastering Fear, Webb and his best-selling coauthor, John David Mann, break this transformation down into five practical steps, creating a must-listen manual for anyone looking for greater courage and mastery in their lives.

©2018 Brandon Webb, John David Mann (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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A Door into Time

1 rating

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Not all guys obsess over tiny details…but Army Special Forces do. The wall just didn’t look right. Alex has been trying to cope. Life after his deployment had been rough. His ex-wife thought he needed to stop disappointing their daughter. She was right. He would try harder. With six hours before his little girl’s fourth birthday party, he saw the anomaly. One wall was too short. Plenty of time to tear out a panel and look behind it. He found a brick wall. His house wasn’t made of brick. Behind that was another just like the first. He still had time. When the second wall came down, Alex stood and stared at the shining doorway. Next to it, held up by a knife, was a note. It was a warning - and he didn’t listen. You’ll love being transported through time, to a future unlike anything we’ve imagined, where Alex’s fight to get back home becomes an epic struggle. This first book in the series will blow you away.

©2020 Shawn Inmon (P)2020 Podium Audio

Author: Shawn Inmon
Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
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Lost in Kragdon-Ah

Summary

Alex Hawk is still on Earth, but it is an earth with giant creatures and no technology. When he stepped through a mysterious, shimmering door in his basement, Alex found himself flung through time. Now, he is called upon to rescue the young girl who is thought to be the Chosen One - the savior of Kragdon-ah. A dangerous journey, new and deadlier creatures, and hairs-breadth escapes make Lost in Kragdon-Ah a worthy successor to A Door into Time. Includes a special note from the author.

©2020 Shawn Inmon (P)2020 Podium Audio

Author: Shawn Inmon
Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
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American Desperado

42 ratings

Summary

In 2008 veteran journalist Evan Wright, acclaimed for his New York Times best-selling book Generation Kill and co-writer of the Emmy-winning HBO series it spawned, began a series of conversations with super-criminal Jon Roberts, star of the fabulously successful documentary Cocaine Cowboys. Those conversations would last three years, during which time Wright came to realize that Roberts was much more than the de-facto “transportation chief” of the Medellin Cartel during the 1980s, much more than a facilitator of a national drug epidemic. As Wright’s tape recorder whirred and Roberts unburdened himself of hundreds of jaw-dropping tales, it became clear that perhaps no one in history had broken so many laws with such willful abandon. Roberts, in fact, seemed to be a prodigy of criminality – but one with a remarkable self-awareness and a fierce desire to protect his son from following the same path. American Desperado is Roberts’ no-holds-barred account of being born into Mafia royalty, witnessing his first murder at the age of seven, becoming a hunter-assassin in Vietnam, returning to New York to become -- at age 22 -- one of the city’s leading nightclub impresarios, then journeying to Miami where in a few short years he would rise to become the Medellin Cartel’s most effective smuggler. But that’s just half the tale. The roster of Roberts’ friends and acquaintances reads like a Who’s Who of the latter half of the 20th century and includes everyone from Jimi Hendrix, Richard Pryor, and O.J. Simpson to Carlo Gambino, Meyer Lansky, and Manuel Noriega. Nothing if not colorful, Roberts surrounded himself with beautiful women, drove his souped-up street car at a top speed of 180 miles per hour, shared his bed with a 200-pound cougar, and employed a 6”6” professional wrestler called “The Thing” as his bodyguard. Ultimately, Roberts became so powerful that he attracted the attention of the Republican Party’s leadership, was wooed by them, and even was co-opted by the CIA for which he carried out its secret agenda. Scrupulously documented and relentlessly propulsive, this collaboration between a bloodhound journalist and one of the most audacious criminals ever is like no other crime book you’ve ever read. Jon Roberts may be the only criminal who changed the course of American history.

©2011 Evan Wright (P)2011 Random House Audio

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The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B

7 ratings

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Deep, understated, and wise, this engaging YA novel, winner of the Governor General's Award in Canada, is about more than the tough issue of teens dealing with obsessive-compulsive order. It also has romance, and a whodunit element that will keep listeners guessing. Perfect for readers who love Eleanor & Park! Adam Spencer Ross is almost 15, and he's got his hands full confronting the everyday problems that come with having divorced parents and a stepsibling. Add to that his obsessive-compulsive disorder and it's just about impossible for him to imagine ever falling in love. Adam's life changes, however, the instant he meets Robyn Plummer: He is hopelessly, desperately drawn to her. But is it possible to have a normal relationship when your life is anything but? Filled with moments of deep emotion and unexpected humor, The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B explores the complexities of living with OCD and offers the prospect of hope, happiness, and healing.

©2015 Teresa Toten (P)2015 Listening Library

Author: Teresa Toten
Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
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The Push

89 ratings

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A New York Times Bestseller A dramatic, inspiring memoir by legendary rock climber Tommy Caldwell, the first person to free climb the Dawn Wall of Yosemite’s El Capitan  “The rarest of adventure reads: It thrills with colorful details of courage and perseverance, but it enriches readers with an absolutely captivating glimpse into how a simple yet unwavering resolve can turn adversity into reward.” (The Denver Post) A finalist for the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature On January 14, 2015, Tommy Caldwell, along with his partner, Kevin Jorgeson, summited what is widely regarded as the hardest climb in history - Yosemite’s nearly vertical 3,000-foot Dawn Wall, after 19 days on the route. Caldwell’s odds-defying feat - the subject of the documentary film The Dawn Wall to be released nationwide in September - was the culmination of an entire lifetime of pushing himself to his limits as an athlete.  This engrossing memoir chronicles the journey of a boy with a fanatical mountain-guide father who was determined to instill toughness in his son to a teen whose obsessive nature drove him to the top of the sport-climbing circuit. Caldwell’s affinity for adventure then led him to the vertigo-inducing and little understood world of big wall free climbing. But his evolution as a climber was not without challenges; in his early 20s, he was held hostage by militants in a harrowing ordeal in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Soon after, he lost his left index finger in an accident. Later his wife, and main climbing partner, left him. Caldwell emerged from these hardships with a renewed sense of purpose and determination. He set his sights on free climbing El Capitan’s biggest, steepest, blankest face - the Dawn Wall. This epic assault took more than seven years, during which time Caldwell redefined the sport, found love again, and became a father.  The Push is an arresting story of focus, drive, motivation, endurance, and transformation, a book that will appeal to anyone seeking to overcome fear and doubt, cultivate perseverance, turn failure into growth, and find connection with family and with the natural world.

©2017 Tommy Caldwell (P)2017 Penguin Audio

Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
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Castle of the Noobs

66 ratings

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Jim and his shoulder demon have survived everything the world has thrown at them. So far. However, there is an encroaching war between two great kingdoms. In between the two armies stands an ever-growing town, led by a Noob. With goblins, trolls, angry Wargs, and an expanding refugee crisis, will Jim and his companions manage to restore Windfall Valley or have they finally met their match?

©2020 Ryan Rimmel (P)2020 Podium Audio

Author: Ryan Rimmel
Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
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Fortune Smiles

1 rating

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his acclaimed novel about North Korea, The Orphan Master's Son, Adam Johnson is one of America's most provocative and powerful authors. Critics have compared him to Kurt Vonnegut, David Mitchell, and George Saunders, but Johnson's new book will only further his reputation as one of our most original writers. Subtly surreal, darkly comic, both hilarious and heartbreaking, Fortune Smiles is a major collection of stories that gives voice to the perspectives we don't often hear while offering something rare in fiction: a new way of looking at the world. In six masterful stories, Johnson delves deep into love and loss, natural disasters, the influence of technology, and how the political shapes the personal. "Nirvana", which won the prestigious Sunday Times short story prize, portrays a programmer, whose wife has a rare disease, finding solace in a digital simulacrum of the president of the United States. In "Hurricanes Anonymous" - first included in the Best American Short Stories anthology - a young man searches for the mother of his son in a Louisiana devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. "George Orwell Was a Friend of Mine" follows a former warden of a Stasi prison in East Germany who vehemently denies his past, even as pieces of it are delivered in packages to his door. And in the unforgettable title story, Johnson returns to his signature subject, North Korea, depicting two defectors from Pyongyang who are trying to adapt to their new lives in Seoul, while one cannot forget the woman he left behind. Unnerving, riveting, and written with a timeless quality, these stories confirm Johnson as one of America's greatest writers and an indispensable guide to our new century.

©2015 Adam Johnson (P)2015 Random House Audio

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Dungeons and Noobs

59 ratings

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Badgelor has been patient, or at least as patient as a homicidal badger can be. With the celebration of Grebthar Day, it's finally time to go get Charles! Nothing is going to stop Jim and his companions, not even the signs of the Dark Overlord's return. This adventure could be Windfall's greatest yet, or it could be its absolute downfall.

©2020 Ryan Rimmel (P)2020 Podium Audio

Author: Ryan Rimmel
Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
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Return from Kragdon-Ah

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Alex Hawk has spent six years in Kragdon-ah. He has led armies, won battles, and seen strange and fantastic creatures. He has been continually frustrated in his efforts to return to the 21st century and his daughter, Amy.  Return from Kragdon-ah not only wraps up this epic trilogy with more surprises, twists, and turns, it will reveal whether or not Alex Hawk will ever make it home. Includes a special note from the author.

©2020 Shawn Inmon (P)2021 Podium Audio

Author: Shawn Inmon
Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
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The Divine Miss Marble

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"In Robert Weintraub’s exhaustive biography, The Divine Miss Marble, he transports the reader into Marble’s vibrant world. It’s a dreamy, indomitable life worth reading about as today’s tennis tries to return to form.” (The Washington Post) “An intriguing book about a fascinating woman...highly recommended.” (Library Journal, starred review)  “Delightful and engrossing, this is a must for tennis fans.” (Publishers Weekly) The story of 1930s tennis icon Alice Marble, and her life of sports, celebrity, and incredible mystery. Who was Alice Marble?  In her public life, she was the biggest tennis star of the pre-war era, a household name like Joe DiMaggio and Joe Louis. She was famous for overcoming serious illness to win the biggest tournaments, including Wimbledon. She was also a fashion designer and trendsetter, a contributor to a pioneering new comic called Wonder Woman - and friend to the biggest names in Hollywood and society, like Carole Lombard and Clark Gable, William Randolph Hearst and Marion Davies, and members of families named Bloomingdale, Loew, and du Pont. She helped integrate tennis with her support of Althea Gibson, and even coached two young women who became stars in their own right: Billie Jean King and Sally Ride. Yet her private life provoked constant speculation while she was alive, and her own memoirs added layers of legend upon stories. According to Alice, she married a man who was killed in the skies over Europe during World War II. But who was the man she loved, and had he even existed? She was widely known for her patriotism during World War II. Had she really nearly given her life for her country as a spy, shot during a wild car chase fleeing foreign espionage agents? In The Divine Miss Marble, best-selling author Robert Weintraub traveled the country to uncover her fascinating story. And the more he learned about her, the more her mysteries and contradictions deepened. Alice was a powerful woman who knew her worth, demanding equal pay to men decades earlier than other female athletes; yet she was held in sway by a domineering, highly successful coach with whom she had a volatile relationship. She was renowned for her California style and had a brilliant mind and the guts to overcome a lifetime of physical trauma. For the first time here, we come closer than ever before to the truths of this unforgettable life, and somehow it's a story even more extraordinary than everything we already know about the divine Alice Marble.

©2020 Robert Weintraub (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
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The Redemption of Michael Hollister

3 ratings

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All Michael Hollister wanted was death. What he got was time travel. Convicted of murder, and with nothing left to live for, Michael commits suicide in his jail cell in 1977, then opens his eyes in 1966, in his eight-year-old body, with all memories of his previous life intact. His first thoughts are of the dark intentions of his father. When the man who raised him once again tries to do the unthinkable, Michael has a chance to right his childhood's greatest wrong. But, can he do that without becoming a killer all over again? Includes a special bonus note read by the author.

©2017 Shawn Inmon (P)2018 Podium Publishing

Author: Shawn Inmon
Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
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Middle Falls Time Travel Omnibus

3 ratings

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Contains three complete, novel-length audiobooks in the Middle Falls Time Travel series. What if you could do it all again? The Unusual Second Life of Thomas Weaver Thomas Weaver, haunted by a teenage tragedy, lived a wasted life. He closed his eyes for what he believed was the last time in 2016 but opened them again in his teenage bedroom and body in 1976. Now a middle-aged man in his teenage body, he sets out to fix everything he did wrong in his first life. A budding serial killer in homeroom, a possible new romance, and high school algebra complicate his plans. The Redemption of Michael Hollister All Michael Hollister wanted was death. What he got was time travel. Convicted of murder and with nothing left to live for, Michael commits suicide in his jail cell in 1977, then opens his eyes in 1966, in his eight-year-old body, all memories of his previous life intact. His first thoughts are of the dark intentions of his father. When the man who raised him once again tries to do the unthinkable, Michael has a chance to right his childhood's greatest wrong. But can he do that without becoming a killer all over again? The Death and Life of Dominick Davidner How many lives would you spend to find your beloved? Dominick Davidner was murdered. Then things got worse. Instead of going on to the afterlife, Dominick found himself back in his nine-year-old body, all memories of his previous life intact. All he can think about is Emily, the love of his life, left behind when he died. Unfortunately, she is now thousands of miles away. How can Dominick find his way back to the woman he loves, and what will he say if he finds her? Includes special bonus notes read by the author.

©2020 Shawn Inmon (P)2020 Podium Publishing

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I Am Number Four

2 ratings

Summary

You know we have been betrayed. You must discover why. You must learn the truth. They have put a plan in motion. They have infiltrated your government. They have already turned some of you. They will do whatever it takes to have your planet. The battle lines have been drawn. Whose side are you on?

©2014 Pittacus Lore (P)2014 HarperCollinsPublishers

Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
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I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944

4 ratings

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In one of the darkest periods in history, one boy struggles to survive.... In this gripping new addition to the best-selling I Survived series, a young Jewish boy joins the resistance "partisan" fighters outside the Warsaw ghetto. Does he have what it takes to survive the Nazis - and fight back? Audio extra: includes author's notes, read by Lauren Tarshis!

©2014 Lauren Tarshis (P)2016 Scholastic Inc.

Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
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Aurora Burning

62 ratings

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Our heroes are back...kind of. From the best-selling co-authors of the Illuminae Files comes the second book in the epic Aurora Cycle series about a squad of misfits, losers, and discipline cases who just might be the galaxy's best hope for survival. First, the bad news: An ancient evil - you know, your standard consume-all-life-in-the-galaxy deal - is about to be unleashed. The good news? Squad 312 is standing by to save the day. They've just got to take care of a few small distractions first. Like the clan of gremps who'd like to rearrange their favorite faces. And the cadre of illegit GIA agents with creepy flowers where their eyes used to be, who'll stop at nothing to get their hands on Auri. Then there's Kal's long-lost sister, who's not exactly happy to see her baby brother and has a Syldrathi army at her back. With half the known galaxy on their tails, Squad 312 has never felt so wanted. When they learn the Hadfield has been found, it's time to come out of hiding. Two centuries ago, the colony ship vanished, leaving Auri as its sole survivor. Now, its black box might be what saves them. But time is short, and if Auri can't learn to master her powers as a Trigger, the squad and all their admirers are going to be deader than the Great Ultrasaur of Abraaxis IV. Shocking revelations, bank heists, mysterious gifts, inappropriately tight bodysuits, and an epic firefight will determine the fate of the Aurora Legion's most unforgettable heroes - and maybe the rest of the galaxy as well.

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

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The Forgotten Room

8 ratings

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New York Times best seller Lincoln Child returns with a riveting new thriller featuring the charismatic and quirky Professor Jeremy Logan, renowned investigator of the strange and the inexplicable, as he uncovers a long-lost secret experiment only rumored to have existed. Jeremy Logan (The Third Gate, Deep Storm) is an "enigmalogist" - an investigator who specializes in analyzing phenomena that have no obvious explanation. In this newest novel, Logan finds himself on the storied coastline of Newport, Rhode Island, where he has been retained by Lux, one of the oldest and most respected think tanks in America. Just days earlier, a series of frightening events took place in the sprawling seaside mansion that houses the organization. One of its most distinguished doctors began acting erratically - violently attacking an assistant in the mansion's opulent library and, moments later, killing himself in a truly shocking fashion. Terrified by the incident and the bizarre evidence left behind, the group hires Logan to investigate - discreetly - what drove this erudite man to madness. His work leads him to an unexpected find. In a long-dormant wing of the estate, Logan uncovers an ingeniously hidden secret room, concealed and apparently untouched for decades. The room is a time capsule, filled with eerie and obscure scientific equipment that points to a top-secret project long thought destroyed, known only as "Project S." Ultimately the truth of what Project S was...and what has happened in that room...will put Logan in the path of a completely unexpected danger. One of his most thrilling novels to date, The Forgotten Room is replete with veiled, fascinating history and all the exhilarating action and science that are the hallmarks of a Lincoln Child blockbuster.

©2015 Lincoln Child (P)2015 Random House Audio

Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
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The Village of Noobtown

64 ratings

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Well, it could be better. Jim and his literal shoulder demon have survived, so far, by the skin of their teeth.  After finding a long-abandoned starter village, Jim has begun the process of rebuilding his town. Unfortunately for our favorite adventurer, the threats he now faces are far more complicated than mere monsters. The poor Noob has to deal with angry townsfolk, trade negotiations, and a talking badger.  With goblins and bandits also sniffing around, will Noobtown - I mean Windfall - survive?

©2019 Ryan Rimmel (P)2019 Podium Publishing

Author: Ryan Rimmel
Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
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Smugglers Notch

Summary

Paul Conklin engages in a deadly war with Lawrence St Germain. In a violent duel St Germain watches as Conklin murders his hapless partner and after a daring prison escape, Conklin will collide with St Germain once more, in a cliffside struggle worthy of "High Sierra".

©1989 Joseph koenig (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
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The Tomb of Shadows

1 rating

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Three friends left Jack McKinley and his friends defeated the Colossus of Rhodes, unearthed the treasures of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and recovered two of the seven lost Loculi - only to find they'd been betrayed. Two sides split With Babylon in ruins, Marco on the Massa side, and ancient secrets coming unraveled, the Select don't know who to trust or where to turn. Their G7W powers are growing at a furious pace, their worlds have been turned upside down, and the Massa are hot on their heels. But Jack, Aly, and Cass have no choice but to fight on. One life lost With the fate of the world in the balance, the friends find the next stop on their quest, where they have to face down their own demons and engage in an epic battle with foes long gone. When promises are broken, blood is spilled - and the Select have to destroy the one thing that might have saved them all. Seven wonders Join Jack, Marco, Aly, and Cass in their quest to save the world and themselves in this third installment of the best-selling adventure series from master storyteller Peter Lerangis.

©2014 HarperCollins Publishers (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
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Full Wolf Moon

8 ratings

Summary

The New York Times best-selling author of The Forgotten Room and Deep Storm is back with a new thriller that follows the trail of a killer who cannot exist...featuring Jeremy Logan, the renowned investigator of the supernatural and fantastic. Legends, no matter how outlandish, are often grounded in reality. This has been the guiding principle behind the exhilarating career of Jeremy Logan, the "enigmologist" - an investigator who specializes in analyzing phenomena that have no obvious explanation - previously seen in The Forgotten Room, The Third Gate, and Deep Storm. Logan has often found himself in situations where keeping an open mind could mean the difference between life and death, and that has never been more true than now. Logan travels to an isolated writers' retreat deep in the Adirondacks to finally work on his book when the remote community is rocked by the grisly discovery of a dead hiker on Desolation Mountain. The body has been severely mauled, but the unusual savagery of the bite and claw marks call into question the initial suspicions of a wild bear attack. When Logan is asked to help investigate, he discovers no shortage of suspects capable of such an attack - and no shortage of locals willing to point the finger and spread incredible rumors. One rumor, too impossible to believe, has even the forest ranger believing in werewolves. As Logan gets to know the remote deep-woods landscape, including a respected woman scientist still struggling with the violent loss of her father in these very woods, Logan realizes he's up against something he has never seen before. His most action-packed and white-knuckled novel to date, Full Wolf Moon is the perfect combination of exotic locales, provocative science, and raw action that make for a deeply entertaining Lincoln Child blockbuster.

©2017 Lincoln Child (P)2017 Random House Audio

Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
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Die Trying

84 ratings

Summary

When a woman is kidnapped off a Chicago street in broad daylight, Jack Reacher's in the wrong place at the wrong time. He's kidnapped with her. Chained together and racing across America toward an unknown destination, they're at the mercy of a group of men demanding an impossible ransom. Because Reacher's female companion is worth more than he imagines. Now he has to save them both - from the inside out - or die trying....

©2005 Lee Child (P)2012 Penguin Audiobooks

Author: Lee Child
Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
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Seven Wonders, Book 1: The Colossus Rises

2 ratings

Summary

One boy Jack McKinley is an ordinary kid with an extraordinary problem: In a few months, he's going to die. One Mission Jack needs to find seven magic loculi that, when combined, have the power to cure him. One Problem The loculi are the relics of a lost civilization and haven't been seen in thousands of years. Seven Wonders Because they're hidden in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The thrills begin in The Colossus Rises, the first installment in the epic seven-book adventure series Seven Wonders, from master storyteller and best-selling 39 Clues series author Peter Lerangis. The highly anticipated series has received early praise from Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series, who says, "A high-octane mix of modern adventure and ancient secrets, The Colossus Rises is Lerangis's most gripping work yet. Young readers will love this story. I can't wait to see what's next in the Seven Wonders series!"

©2013 HarperCollins Publishers (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
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Star Peregrine

2 ratings

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A desperate captain. A crippled ship. An impossible choice. The frigate Kestrel has been shot to pieces. She’s out of fuel, stranded deep behind enemy lines. It looks hopeless. But Tom Thrush, junior lieutenant and acting captain, has sworn he’ll get his people home. Escape means fuel, and that means taking it from the enemy. A daring raid gives the Kestrel a fighting chance - but a rescued prisoner has some disturbing news. A ragtag local militia has put together a fleet. The fleet is gathering - and it’s about to blunder into a trap.  There’s only one way the militia fleet will survive. The battered, exhausted crew of the Kestrel must turn their backs on safety and plunge once more into battle. They’re hurt. They’re scared. But they have their duty. The Kestrel is a ship of war, and she will not die easy.

©2018 Jake Elwood (P)2018 Podium Publishing

Author: Jake Elwood
Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
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The Paris Orphan

8 ratings

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From the USA Today best-selling author of The Paris Seamstress comes "an emotional and sweeping tale" (Chanel Cleeton) that spans continents and crosses generations as an American soldier and an enterprising photographer brave occupied France in the midst of World War II to help give a little girl the one thing she's never had: a family. New York City/Paris, 1942: When American model Jessica May arrives in Europe to cover the war as a photojournalist for Vogue, most of the soldiers are determined to make her life as difficult as possible. But three friendships change that. Journalist Martha Gellhorn encourages Jess to bend the rules. Captain Dan Hallworth keeps her safe in dangerous places so she can capture the stories that truly matter. And most important of all, the love of a little orphan named Victorine gives Jess strength to do the impossible. But her success will come at a price.... France, 2005: 50 years after World War II, D'Arcy Hallworth arrives at a beautiful chateau to curate a collection of famous wartime photos by a reclusive artist. It's the opportunity of a lifetime, but D'Arcy has no idea that this job will uncover decades of secrets that, once revealed, will change everything she thought she knew about her mother, Victorine, and alter D'Arcy's life forever.   "An emotional and sweeping tale set against the backdrop of World War II.... Rich detail, compelling characters, and an interwoven dual timeline make this an engrossing read for historical fiction fans." (Chanel Cleeton, USA Today bestselling author of Next Year in Havana) "[A] splendid, breathtaking novel, full of mystery and passion...a must read!" (Jeanne Mackin, author of The Last Collection)

©2019 Natasha Lester (P)2019 Hachette Audio

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Lost in Babylon

2 ratings

Summary

A week ago, 13-year-old Jack McKinley was a normal kid leading a normal life - totally unaware that he was about to die. He's cursed with a genetic abnormality that's giving him amazing powers too quickly for his body to handle. Jack's only hope: Find the seven lost Loculi that were hidden in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World by the last prince of Atlantis. Only they contain the magic to save him - and the world. After unearthing the first Loculus and defeating the Colossus of Rhodes, Jack and his friends are in worse shape than when they first set out. Marco has disappeared without a trace, along with the first Loculus. With no time to spare and no one else to turn to, Jack and the gang have no choice but to follow the only clues they have and to head off on the next leg of their epic quest - to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon!

©2013 HarperCollins Publishers (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
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Apex Predator

1 rating

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National Book Award winner M.T. Anderson takes the wheel of this thrilling chapter in the race for survival.    The journey through the rift becomes even rockier as the survivors are forced to take to the water, crossing a vast deepwater basin on improvised boats.   To make it, Molly and the others must work together, but a rift of a different kind is forming among the survivors. If they aren't careful, it could eat them alive.   New York Times best-selling author and National Book Award winner M.T. Anderson (Feed) helms this heart-pounding voyage in the epic survival series begun by Scott Westerfeld (Uglies).   Bonus: Play the action-packed HORIZON game for free on your browser, tablet, or phone. Each book in the series unlocks exclusive rewards. Do you have what it takes to survive? 

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

Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
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Silver Bastard

4 ratings

Summary

First in the new Silver Valley series from the New York Times best-selling author of the Reapers Motorcycle Club Novels Fourteen months. For 14 months, Puck Redhouse sat in a cell and kept his mouth shut, protecting the Silver Bastards MC from their enemies. Then he was free, and it was time for his reward - full membership in the club along with a party to celebrate. That was when he saw Becca Jones for the first time and set everything in motion. Before the night ended, he'd violated his parole and stolen her away from everything she knew. Five years. It was five years ago that Puck destroyed Becca and saved her all in one night. She's been terrified of him ever since, but she's even more terrified of the monsters from which he still protects her. But Becca refuses to let fear control her. She's living her life and moving forward - until she gets a phone call from the past she can't ignore. She has to go back, and there's only one man she can trust to go with her - the ex-con biker who rescued her once before. Puck will help her again, but this time it'll be on his terms. No more lies, no more tears, and no more holding back what he really wants....

©2015 Joanna Wylde (P)2015 Penguin Audio

Author: Joanna Wylde
Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
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Forever, Jack

Summary

A feisty small-town girl and the Hollywood star who broke her heart. An all-consuming love threatened by fame. One last chance at forever. Keri Ann Butler's life changed on the night she met movie star Jack Eversea. She thought she knew a Jack that was very different from the man adored by fans the world over. In the wake of his betrayal and abandonment, Keri Ann has had to pick up and move forward with the life she was supposed to live and has put off far too long. Suddenly Jack is back, and his explanations for why he left seem more and more plausible - and his declarations more seductive. But being Jack's latest tabloid accessory isn't on Keri Ann's career agenda, no matter how much she is attracted to him. And how can she ever trust him again? Jack knows he let slip through his fingers the only real thing that ever happened to him. And his hands have been tied to try to stop it - until now. Jack is now fighting to save his relationship with Keri Ann, even as his crazy life threatens to tear them apart once again. The question is, can he convince her that she can have it all, that she can have him, and that she can have him forever?

©2013 Natasha Boyd (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Author: Natasha Boyd
Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
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Infini

1 rating

Summary

"Don't have a best friend that's a girl" - this was the advice from my older cousin. I didn't take it. Because he followed with, "friends don't f--k friends. And you'll want to f--k her." It was terrible advice. My cousin should've told me that being best friends with Baylee Wright - since she was 12 - would be the best and worst decision of my life. He should have told me to protect her from what was coming. He should have told me that when a darkness crawled towards us, there'd be no safety net. Now I've signed back on to the same Vegas acrobatic show as Baylee, working together for the first time in years. And she tells me that she's having trouble in a certain "area" of her life - because of our past. "You can help me fix it," she says. And then she hands me a list.

©2017 Becca Ritchie and Kristin Ritchie (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Category: Romance, Sports
Length: 16 hrs and 45 mins
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These Broken Stars

10 ratings

Summary

It's a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone. Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they're worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help.

©2013 Amie Kaufman (P)2013 Listening Library

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The Other Side of the Sky

2 ratings

Summary

"Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner prove they are two living goddesses of writing, creating two compelling worlds with high stakes and gripping emotions." (Sarah Rees Brennan, New York Times best-selling author of the Demon's Lexicon trilogy and the Lynburn Legacy series) New York Times best-selling author duo Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner have crafted a gripping tale of magic and logic, fate and choice, and a deadly love. Perfect for fans of Laini Taylor and Brandon Sanderson. Prince North's home is in the sky, in a gleaming city held aloft by intricate engines, powered by technology. Nimh is the living goddess of her people on the Surface, responsible for providing answers, direction - hope. North's and Nimh's lives are entwined - though their hearts can never be. Linked by a terrifying prophecy and caught between duty and fate, they must choose between saving their people or succumbing to the bond that is forbidden between them.

©2020 Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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Total Focus

7 ratings

Summary

A former Navy SEAL sniper turned media CEO and New York Times best-selling author teaches business leaders how to make the best decisions under pressure. Over his four deployments as a Navy SEAL sniper, Brandon Webb learned all about performing while experiencing heart-pounding stress. After returning to civilian life, he started his first business venture - and failed miserably. He realized that his big mistake was neglecting to apply what he already knew about focus under pressure. By drawing on the lessons of his SEAL training and early business struggles, Webb went on to build a second business, a media network called Hurricane, which today has an audience of millions and a valuation over $100 million. Now Webb deconstructs the decision-making DNA of the most effective snipers and shows you how to develop the same mental acuity in civilian life. Drawing on stories from his own experiences and those of other Special Operations warriors and great entrepreneurs, like Solomon Choi of 16 Handles, Matt Meeker of BarkBox, and Betsy Morgan of The Huffington Post and TheBlaze, he teaches you how to have total situational awareness to stay out of danger and adapt to changing circumstances, to avoid the trap of overanalysis, and to understand that pain is temporary and learning is priceless. By following in the path of a generation of legendary snipers, you'll find the clarity of mind you need to make key decisions and accomplish your mission, whatever it takes.

©2017 Brandon Webb and John David Mann (P)2017 Penguin Audio

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Seven Wonders Book 4: The Curse of the King

2 ratings

Summary

Three battles Thirteen-year-old Jack McKinley has fought impossible odds to save himself, his friends, and the world. Having already defeated the Colossus of Rhodes, hunted through Ancient Babylon, and outfoxed legions of undead, the Select have recovered three of the lost Loculi hidden in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, only to lose one of them in order to save a life. They must now find a way to undo what has been done, to save themselves from the power that will overwhelm them - and destroy the world. Two rivals Not only do Jack and his friends have to unearth these seven ancient wonders, but they also have to contend with the Massa, an organization bent on using the Loculi for evil. The Massa have taken over the Karai Institute and convinced former friend Marco to switch sides. Outnumbered, underequipped, and growing weary, Jack, Cass, and Aly come upon their greatest challenge yet - the long-lost Statue of Zeus. One enemy As the clock runs out, our heroes must confront gods, relive old battles, and face down their own destiny. Old enemies become new friends, and sudden victories turn to certain defeats as the time nears for everything to change. The stakes grow impossibly high in this latest adventure from master storyteller Peter Lerangis.

©2015 HarperCollins Publishers (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
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The Third Gate

4 ratings

Summary

Under the direction of famed explorer Porter Stone, an archaeological team is secretly attempting to locate the tomb of an ancient pharaoh who was unlike any other in history. Stone believes he has found the burial chamber of King Narmer, the near mythical god-king who united upper and lower Egypt in 3200 B.C., and the archaeologist has reason to believe that the greatest prize of all - Narmer's crown - might be buried with him. No crown of an Egyptian king has ever been discovered, and Narmer's is the elusive crown of the two Egypts, supposedly possessed of awesome powers. The dig itself is located in one of the most forbidding places on Earth - the Sudd, a nearly impassable swamp in northern Sudan. Amid the nightmarish, disorienting tangle of mud and dead vegetation, a series of harrowing and inexplicable occurrences are causing people on the expedition to fear a centuries - old curse. With a monumental discovery in reach, Professor Jeremy Logan is brought onto the project to investigate. What he finds will raise new questions... and alarm. In the hands of master storyteller Lincoln Child, The Third Gate breaks new ground and introduces a fascinating new protagonist to the thriller world.

©2012 Lincoln Child (P)2012 Random House Audio

Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
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November Road

7 ratings

Summary

"When people say they want to read a really good novel, the kind you just can't put down, this is the kind of book they mean. Exceptional." (Stephen King) NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY Entertainment Weekly • Washington Post • AARP • Newsweek • Dallas Morning News • South Florida Sun-Sentinel • Chicago Public Library • Real Book Spy • CrimeReads • Litreactor • Library Journal • LitHub • Booklist  Winner of the Hammett Prize, the Left Coast Crime “Lefty” Award for Best Mystery Novel, and the Oklahoma Book Award for Best Fiction Novel!  Set against the assassination of JFK, a poignant and evocative crime novel that centers on a desperate cat-and-mouse chase across 1960s America - a story of unexpected connections, daring possibilities, and the hope of second chances from the Edgar Award-winning author of The Long and Faraway Gone.  Frank Guidry’s luck has finally run out. A loyal street lieutenant to New Orleans’ mob boss Carlos Marcello, Guidry has learned that everybody is expendable. But now it’s his turn - he knows too much about the crime of the century: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Within hours of JFK’s murder, everyone with ties to Marcello is turning up dead, and Guidry suspects he’s next: he was in Dallas on an errand for the boss less than two weeks before the president was shot. With few good options, Guidry hits the road to Las Vegas, to see an old associate - a dangerous man who hates Marcello enough to help Guidry vanish. Guidry knows that the first rule of running is "don’t stop," but when he sees a beautiful housewife on the side of the road with a broken-down car, two little daughters and a dog in the back seat, he sees the perfect disguise to cover his tracks from the hit men on his tail. Posing as an insurance man, Guidry offers to help Charlotte reach her destination, California. If she accompanies him to Vegas, he can help her get a new car. For her, it’s more than a car - it’s an escape. She’s on the run too, from a stifling existence in small-town Oklahoma and a kindly husband who’s a hopeless drunk. It’s an American story: two strangers meet to share the open road west, a dream, a hope - and find each other on the way. Charlotte sees that he’s strong and kind; Guidry discovers that she’s smart and funny. He learns that’s she determined to give herself and her kids a new life; she can’t know that he’s desperate to leave his old one behind. Another rule - fugitives shouldn’t fall in love, especially with each other. A road isn’t just a road, it’s a trail, and Guidry’s ruthless and relentless hunters are closing in on him. But now Guidry doesn’t want to just survive, he wants to really live, maybe for the first time. Everyone’s expendable, or they should be, but now Guidry just can’t throw away the woman he’s come to love. And it might get them both killed. This audiobook includes an episode of the Book Club Girl Podcast, featuring an interview with Lou Berney about November Road.

©2018 Lou Berney (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Author: Lou Berney
Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
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The Book of Joe

1 rating

Summary

The aviators. The Amtrak. The ice cream cones. The memes. Few politicians are as iconic, or as beloved, as Joe Biden. Now, in The Book of Joe, Biden fans will finally have the definitive look at America's favorite vice president - and what he can teach us. Structured around key moments in Biden's life and career - and filled with Biden-isms like "That's a bunch of malarkey" and "I may be Irish, but I'm not stupid" - this blend of biography, advice, and humor will reveal the experiences that forged Joe Biden, and the lessons we can use in our own lives. Along the way, listeners will also encounter fun asides about his love of muscle cars, his most endearing gaffes, his bromance with President Obama, and much more. Yet beneath the memorable Biden-isms, the book will reveal an inspirational story of a man who keeps "getting back up." We need this right now. Much as Biden has come back from both professional missteps and personal heartbreaks, sometimes we all have to get back up and fight. Given Biden's reputation as a decent, plainspoken, patriotic statesman of integrity, this entertaining and practical book will be both a celebration of great political figure and an essential guide to creating the America he believes in so dearly.

©2017 Jeff Wilser (P)2017 Tantor

Author: Jeff Wilser
Category: History, Americas
Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
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One Day

3 ratings

Summary

"One of the 50 Best Nonfiction Books of the Last 25 Years" (Slate) On New Year’s Day 2013, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Gene Weingarten asked three strangers to, literally, pluck a day, month, and year from a hat. That day - chosen completely at random - turned out to be Sunday, December 28, 1986, by any conventional measure a most ordinary day. Weingarten spent the next six years proving that there is no such thing.  That Sunday between Christmas and New Year’s turned out to be filled with comedy, tragedy, implausible irony, cosmic comeuppances, kindness, cruelty, heroism, cowardice, genius, idiocy, prejudice, selflessness, coincidence, and startling moments of human connection, along with evocative foreshadowing of momentous events yet to come. Lives were lost. Lives were saved. Lives were altered in overwhelming ways. Many of these events never made it into the news; they were private dramas in the lives of private people. They were utterly compelling.  One Day asks and answers the question of whether there is even such a thing as "ordinary" when we are talking about how we all lurch and stumble our way through the daily, daunting challenge of being human.

©2019 Gene Weingarten (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
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The Legend of the Rift

1 rating

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Percy Jackson meets Indiana Jones in the final installment of the New York Times best-selling epic adventure Seven Wonders! This story begins after King Uhla'ar kidnapped Aly and dragged her back through a rift in time. A giant, merciless behemoth guards the opening, and so Jack McKinley and his friends realize that rescuing Aly will be harder than they thought. Their only hope is to rush to the last of the Ancient Wonders and find the rest of the lost Loculi. This mission takes them to the Temple of Artemis to fend off a mighty army before heading off to the Lighthouse of Alexandria, where they wind up in the belly of a beast. But before all is said and done, they must return to where it all began, to Atlantis, to save Aly, themselves...and the world. Don't miss The Legend of the Rift, the epic conclusion in Peter Lerangis' New York Times best-selling series.

©2016 Peter Lerangis (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
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Boarding Party

Summary

When a training mission goes wrong, Sublieutenant Tom Thrush finds his brand-new career hanging by a thread. Desperate to redeem himself, he makes a rash wager - he’ll lead a squad in a mock attack, boarding and capturing the visiting gunboat Diana in record time. He hasn’t got a chance, and to make matters worse, there’s a visiting admiral watching the attack from her yacht. Tom, desperate, sneaks aboard the Diana through a gun port - and stumbles into the middle of something much worse than a training exercise. There’s a traitor aboard the Diana, planning to blow the admiral’s yacht out of the sky.  Suddenly Tom is fighting for something much bigger than a foolish bet. If he loses, the admiral dies - and so does Tom.

©2020 Jake Elwood (P)2021 Podium Audio

Author: Jake Elwood
Length: 39 mins
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Elementals: Battle Born

Summary

Tensions are at an all-time high in the final installment of this rip-roaring adventure series about siblings with magical shape-shifter powers, from New York Times best-selling author Amie Kaufman.  Though Anders and his friends have delayed a war between ice wolves and scorch dragons, their mission is far from over. With adults on both sides looking for them, they’ve sought refuge in Cloudhaven, a forbidden stronghold that could hold the key to saving their home.  Meanwhile, Holbard has been ravaged, and its citizens are reeling. Many have been forced into bleak camps outside the city, and food is running short.   To rebuild Vallen and unite scorch dragons, ice wolves, and humans, Anders and Rayna must put everything on the line...before the damage done is beyond repair. But the price of peace may hit closer to home than they could’ve ever imagined.

©2020 Amie Kaufman (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Author: Amie Kaufman
Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
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Rumors of War

4 ratings

Summary

Tom Thrush thinks basic officer training is tough - until he joins the frigate Kestrel and finds out what tough really means. The crew resents him. The first officer is actively hostile. As the ship hunts pirates in deep space, Tom struggles to fit in and wonders if things can get any worse. They can. A devastating attack leaves the ship crippled with half the crew dead or dying. The senior officers are wiped out, leaving a terrified sublieutenant in the last place he wants to be. In command.

©2018 Jake Elwood (P)2018 Podium Publishing

Author: Jake Elwood
Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
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Elementals: Ice Wolves

Summary

From New York Times best-selling author Amie Kaufman comes an electrifying new series about a brother and sister who must harness their powers and find their place in a sharply divided world. Everyone in Vallen knows that ice wolves and scorch dragons are sworn enemies who live deeply separate lives.  So when 12-year-old orphan Anders takes one elemental form and his twin sister, Rayna, takes another, he wonders whether they are even related. Family or not, Rayna is Anders’s only true friend. She’s nothing like the brutal, cruel dragons who claimed her as one of their own and stole her away. To rescue her, Anders must enlist at the foreboding Ulfar Academy, a school for young wolves that values loyalty to the pack above all else. But for Anders, loyalty is more complicated than obedience, and friendship is the most powerful shape-shifting force of all. “If you’ve ever wanted to go on an adventure, read this book.” (Marie Lu, number one New York Times best-selling author of The Young Elites) Anders’s and Rayna’s adventures continue in Elementals: Scorch Dragons, and the dramatic conclusion to the trilogy, Elementals: Battle Born!  

©2018 HarperCollins Publishers (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Author: Amie Kaufman
Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
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A Sharp Solitude

3 ratings

Summary

A gripping new mystery from the author of The Wild Inside, set in the magnificent and brutal terrain of Glacier National Park In the darkening days of autumn, a murdered journalist's body is discovered in a remote region near the Canadian border. Before she was found, Anne Marie Johnson had been writing an article about a canine research program that uses trained dogs to track scientific data. She was last seen with a man named Reeve Landon, whose chocolate Lab was one of the subjects of the piece. Now he's the prime suspect. Back in the FBI's regional office in Montana, investigator Ali Paige is not officially assigned to the case since the crime was committed outside federal land. But Landon happens to be an ex-boyfriend and the father of her child. He calls Ali for help while he is being questioning, but soon he goads her to find out what really happened to Anne Marie. Intensely private and paranoid, Landon ventures deep into in the woods to avoid being arrested. But even as he evades the detectives, Landon secretly feels the whole thing is somehow deserved, a karmic punishment for the horrifying crime he committed as a young boy. As for Ali, she has only one objective in mind: to save her daughter from the pain of abandonment she endured as a child. As the clock ticks and the noose tightens around Landon's neck, Ali isn't sure how far she will go to find out the truth. And what if truth is not something she wants to know?

©2018 Christine Carbo (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
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Elaine's

Summary

A tribute to legendary restaurateur Elaine Kaufman and her renowned Manhattan creative melting pot. Elaine's was a world-famous New York restaurant that became home to writers and celebrities. Owner Elaine Kaufman was known to be "New York feisty", controversial, often rude, always blunt, with the flare of Gertrude Stein and Dorothy Parker. Elaine was highly respected and frequently feared, and Elaine's the restaurant received the public's love and praise time and time again. Woody Allen held a regular table there, and Elaine's was even featured in Allen's Manhattan and Billy Joel's song "Big Shot". Throughout the years Mick Jagger, John Lennon, and countless celebrities, politicians, socialites, private eyes, athletes, and artists and the biggest names in Hollywood became Elaine's regulars. Most emphatically Elaine's raison d'être was to nourish "starving writers" with encouragement, introductions to Pulitzer Prize winners, and free food and alcohol. These struggling authors responded to Elaine's support with profound gratitude. Elaine passed away in 2010, forcing the restaurant manager to close shop shortly after. "There is no Elaine's without Elaine", she decreed. However, the memories remain and are recalled by a variety of Elaine's regulars in this moving, oftentimes amusing collection of personal essays.

©2015 Amy Phillips Penn (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
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Bjorn

1 rating

Summary

Bjorn’s Berserkers was a respected and flourishing mercenary company. Founded by Bjorn Tovesson I, it was now commanded by his son, Bjorn Tovesson II. Commander Tovesson wanted nothing more than to eventually pass on the Berserkers to his son, Bjorn Tovesson III. But young Bjorn had a different destiny in mind. He didn’t want a future of fighting aliens and risking death on some distant planet. As a high school student, Bjorn had everything he could hope for - he was the star quarterback, he had a beautiful cheerleader girlfriend, he was surrounded by loyal friends, and top colleges were courting him. Despite his father’s protests and refusal to help Bjorn reach his dream, Bjorn had a future free of the death and loss inherent to mercenary life. One fateful afternoon in the Alaska wilderness changed everything, though, when a bear attack left Bjorn maimed. Bjorn’s dreams were shattered, and his life crumbled around him. Can he pick up the pieces and find a new way forward, while still trying to avoid the life of a merc? When his destiny comes calling, will Bjorn continue trying to escape it, or will he learn to embrace it?

©2019 Jon R. Osborne (P)2020 Podium Audio

Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
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The Good Son

8 ratings

Summary

"A cool, crafty did-he-do-it thriller [for] readers of Jo Nesbo and Patricia Highsmith." (A. J. Finn, number one New York Times best-selling author of The Woman in the Window) "Ingeniously twisted." (Entertainment Weekly) Named a Must-Read Book of the Summer by Elle, Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, and Brit + Co The Talented Mr. Ripley meets The Bad Seed in this breathless, chilling psychological thriller by the number one best-selling novelist known as "Korea's Stephen King" Who can you trust if you can't trust yourself? Early one morning, 26-year-old Yu-jin wakes up to a strange metallic smell and a phone call from his brother asking if everything's all right at home - he missed a call from their mother in the middle of the night. Yu-jin soon discovers her murdered body, lying in a pool of blood at the bottom of the stairs of their stylish Seoul duplex. He can't remember much about the night before; having suffered from seizures for most of his life, Yu-jin often has trouble with his memory. All he has to go on is a faint impression of his mother calling his name. But was she calling for help? Or begging for her life? Thus begins Yu-jin's frantic three-day search to uncover what happened that night and to finally learn the truth about himself and his family. A shocking and addictive psychological thriller, The Good Son explores the mysteries of mind and memory, and the twisted relationship between a mother and son, with incredible urgency.

©2018 You-Jeong Jeong (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
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Rogue Battleship

Summary

The Dawn Alliance holds Novograd in a steel fist, protected by a battle fleet and an armored space station. The factories of Novograd are the key to the war. Whoever controls the planet controls the Green Zone - and that means the station must be destroyed.  The station will be a tough nut to crack, but Tom Thrush has a plan. The key to cracking a nut is to bring a big enough hammer. There’s a crippled Dawn Alliance battleship limping home from the Battle of New Panama. His plan is simple: Board the battleship, take control, and use it as a Trojan horse in a desperate assault on the station.  All he has to do is find the battleship in the trackless wastes of hyperspace, fight his way onboard, take over, and set course for Novograd.  With a little luck, a lot of courage, and an iron will, the station will fall - and the real battle will begin.

©2019 Jake Elwood (P)2019 Podium Publishing

Author: Jake Elwood
Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
Available on Audible
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Alexander Hamilton's Guide to Life

Summary

An entertaining look at the life and wisdom of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who mastered the arts of war, wealth, wit, and women long before becoming the subject of the runaway Broadway hit Hamilton: An American Musical. Two centuries after his death, Alexander Hamilton is shining once more under America's spotlight - and we need him now more than ever. Orphaned as a kid, this young, scrappy, and hungry self-starter came from nothing and then helped win the Revolutionary War, created the country's financial system, seduced New York's most eligible ladies, ratified the Constitution, and landed his face on our $10 bill. (In his spare time, he also formed the Coast Guard and the US Mint.) He is the ultimate underdog, blending a renegade spirit with a much-needed dose of sunny American optimism. In Alexander Hamilton's Guide to Life, Jeff Wilser distills Hamilton's life and writings into lessons for anyone who wants a job, has a job, wants more money, is looking for love, or is preparing for a duel. Along the way, chapters ranging from "Self Improvement" and "Career Advancement" to "Money" and "Romance" reveal the ultimate dos (and don'ts) for sparking a revolution in your own life. Approachable, informative, and fun, this blend of advice, humor, and history will be the perfect gift for pop-culture and history lovers alike.

©2016 Jeff Wilser (P)2016 Random House Audio

Author: Jeff Wilser
Length: 7 hrs
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Rogue Navy

Summary

The Dawn Alliance and the United Worlds are locked in a bitter war over the rich worlds of the Green Zone. The colony of New Panama is caught between the giants, and Tom Thrush has the impossible job of leading her rag-tag navy in a desperate struggle for survival. His fleet is a mix of armed freighters and salvaged warships. The crews are former pirates with no military training. His enemy has the most powerful navy the galaxy has ever seen. With no hope of victory, he fights just to postpone annihilation. But these are the famed rebels of the Free Planets, tough and resourceful and hard as rats to kill. They might not count for much in a straight fight, but they know a thing or two about tackling impossible odds. If Tom can earn their respect, they might just teach him something about survival - or even victory.

©2018 Jake Elwood (P)2018 Podium Publishing

Author: Jake Elwood
Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
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Outside Looking In

Summary

A provocative new novel from best-selling author T.C. Boyle exploring the first scientific and recreational forays into LSD and its mind-altering possibilities. In this stirring and insightful novel, T.C. Boyle takes us back to the 1960s and to the early days of a drug whose effects have reverberated widely throughout our culture: LSD.  In 1943, LSD is synthesized in Basel. Two decades later, a coterie of grad students at Harvard are gradually drawn into the inner circle of renowned psychologist and psychedelic drug enthusiast Timothy Leary. Fitzhugh Loney, a psychology PhD student, and his wife, Joanie, become entranced by the drug’s possibilities such that their “research” becomes less a matter of clinical trials and academic papers and instead turns into a freewheeling exploration of mind expansion, group dynamics, and communal living.  With his trademark humor and pathos, Boyle moves us through the Loneys’ initiation at one of Leary’s parties to his notorious summer seminars in Zihuatanejo until the Loneys’ eventual expulsion from Harvard and their introduction to a communal arrangement of 30 devotees - students, wives, and children - living together in a 64-room mansion and devoting themselves to all kinds of experimentation and questioning.  Is LSD a belief system? Does it allow you to see God? Can the Loneys’ marriage - or any marriage, for that matter - survive the chaotic and sometimes orgiastic use of psychedelic drugs?  Wry, witty, and wise, Outside Looking In is an ideal subject for this American master and highlights Boyle’s acrobatic prose, detailed plots, and big ideas. It’s an utterly engaging and occasionally trippy look at the nature of reality, identity, and consciousness, as well as our seemingly infinite capacities for creativity, reinvention, and self-discovery.

©2019 T.C. Boyle (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

Author: T.C. Boyle
Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
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Prison Planet

1 rating

Summary

Camp One has one brutal rule: If you attempt to escape, you die - and three random prisoners die with you. Tom Thrush has resigned himself to dying by degrees, doing forced labor while he slowly starves. When he learns that a distant mesa holds a slim chance at freedom, he does nothing. The price of escape is too high. Then fever sweeps through the camp. Surrounded by armed guards and an unforgiving jungle, paralyzed by the threat of reprisals, Tom watches as the men he’s sworn to protect die one by one. If anyone is to survive, Tom will have to do the unthinkable. Escape.

©2018 Jake Elwood (P)2018 Podium Publishing

Author: Jake Elwood
Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
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The Last Days of Night

15 ratings

Summary

From Graham Moore, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Imitation Game and New York Times best-selling author of The Sherlockian, comes a thrilling novel - based on actual events - about the nature of genius, the cost of ambition, and the battle to electrify America. New York, 1888. Gas lamps still flicker in the city streets, but the miracle of electric light is in its infancy. The person who controls the means to turn night into day will make history - and a vast fortune. A young untested lawyer named Paul Cravath, fresh out of Columbia Law School, takes a case that seems impossible to win. Paul's client, George Westinghouse, has been sued by Thomas Edison over a billion-dollar question: Who invented the lightbulb and holds the right to power the country? The case affords Paul entry to the heady world of high society - the glittering parties in Gramercy Park mansions and the more insidious dealings done behind closed doors. The task facing him is beyond daunting. Edison is a wily, dangerous opponent with vast resources at his disposal - private spies, newspapers in his pocket, and the backing of J. P. Morgan himself. Yet this unknown lawyer shares with his famous adversary a compulsion to win at all costs. How will he do it? In obsessive pursuit of victory, Paul crosses paths with Nikola Tesla, an eccentric, brilliant inventor who may hold the key to defeating Edison, and with Agnes Huntington, a beautiful opera singer who proves to be a flawless performer onstage and off. As Paul takes greater and greater risks, he'll find that all in his path are playing their own games, and none are quite who they seem.

©2016 Graham Moore (P)2016 Random House Audio

Author: Graham Moore
Length: 13 hrs
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The Nation City

2 ratings

Summary

At a time of anxiety about the effectiveness of our national government, Rahm Emanuel provides a clear vision, for both progressives and centrists, of how to get things done in America today - a bracing, optimistic vision of America's future from one of our most experienced and original political minds. In The Nation City, Rahm Emanuel, former two-term mayor of Chicago and White House Chief of Staff for President Barack Obama, offers a firsthand account of how cities, rather than the federal government, stand at the center of innovation and effective governance. Drawing on his own experiences in Chicago, and on his relationships with other mayors around America, Emanuel provides dozens of examples to show how cities are improving education, infrastructure, job conditions, and environmental policy at a local level. Emanuel argues that cities are the most ancient political institutions, dating back thousands of years, and have reemerged as the nation-states of our time. He makes clear how mayors are accountable to their voters to a greater degree than any other elected officials and illuminates how progressives and centrists alike can best accomplish their goals by focusing their energies on local politics. The Nation City maps out a new, energizing, and hopeful way forward.

©2020 Rahm Emanuel (P)2020 Random House Audio

Author: Rahm Emanuel
Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
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Elementals: Scorch Dragons

Summary

The struggle for power heats up in audiobook two of this heart-stopping adventure series about siblings with magical shape-shifter powers, from New York Times best-selling author Amie Kaufman. After the fateful battle between the ice wolves and the scorch dragons, Anders and his twin sister, Rayna, have been reunited. But there’s no time to celebrate. The temperature all over Vallen is starting to drop. And Anders quickly learns that the wolves have stolen a weather-altering artifact called the Snowstone, and every dragon, including Rayna, is now in danger. Desperate to broker peace, Anders enlists the help of a few new flame-breathing friends to stop the wolves’ next plan of attack. Together, these former rivals must go on a dangerous quest to find the scattered pieces of the Sun Scepter, the only artifact that can counteract the Snowstone. Because if either device goes unchecked, all hope for a truce will be lost. 

©2019 Amie Kaufman (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Author: Amie Kaufman
Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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Eversea

Summary

An orphaned, small-town Southern girl held hostage by responsibility and self-doubt. A Hollywood A-list megastar on the run from his latest scandal, with everything to lose. A chance encounter that leads to an unlikely arrangement and epic love affair that will change them both forever. When his costar and real-life girlfriend is caught cheating on him with her director, A-list hottie Jack Eversea heads to sleepy Butler Cove, South Carolina. He hopes the sultry Southern heat in this tiny coastal Lowcountry town will hide him from not only the tabloids and his cheating girlfriend but also his increasingly vapid life and the people who run it. He doesn't count on meeting Keri Ann Butler. Keri Ann has relied on herself so long, dealing with her family's death and keeping up her family's historic mansion, that beaus don't figure into her equation - especially with the meager offering of eligible bachelors in Butler Cove. But fate has other plans. Keri Ann, suddenly face-to-face with the man who played the movie role of her favorite fictional character, finds herself yearning for everything she has previously avoided. And Jack must decide whether this funny, sassy girl is worth changing his life for before his mistakes catch up to him.

©2013 Natasha Boyd (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Author: Natasha Boyd
Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
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