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Disgraced

3 ratings

Summary

Pulitzer Prize, Drama, 2013 "Sparkling and combustible," (Bloomberg Businessweek). "Disgraced rubs all kinds of unexpected raw spots with intelligence and humor." (Newsday). "In dialogue that bristles with wit and intelligence, Akhtar puts contemporary attitudes toward religion under a microscope, revealing how tenuous self-image can be for people born into one way of being who have embraced another…. Everyone has been told that politics and religion are two subjects that should be off-limits at social gatherings. But watching these characters rip into these forbidden topics, there's no arguing that they make for ear-tickling good theater." (New York Times). "Add a liberal flow of alcohol and a couple of major secrets suddenly revealed, and you've got yourself one dangerous dinner party." (Associated Press).

©2013 Ayad Akhtar (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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Starship Pandora

41 ratings

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B. V. Larson returns to the world of his Audible best-selling Star Force series for the first time in three years with this original, full-cast audio drama. A new stand-alone space drama by B. V. Larson makes its debut in the wildly popular Star Force series with an extensive and stellar cast. When the Ancients, a mysterious alien race, vanished before Earth's last ice age, they left behind a highway of interconnected rings across the galaxy. Humanity knows how to use the highway, but not how to build any more rings, or alter the connection pattern between them. Now the Imperial starship Pandora is on a mission to discover and explore new interstellar connection points. On Venus, they meet a rogue robot, Marvin, with a mission of his own to reconnect the rings into a new pattern. The result is pure pandemonium. Everything goes haywire. Grotesque aliens are coming through the ring, overrunning Pandora's base camp. The good news? The aliens can be killed. The bad news: The aliens keep coming through the ring, and no one knows how to turn off the connection leading directly to their home world. But even if the aliens can be defeated—there’s still Marvin to contend with and his alternate agenda. Starship Pandora is performed by: Mark Boyett as Marvin and Gen. Kerr; Marc Vietor as Maj. Drake; Tim Gerard Reynolds as Dr. Blear; Scott Aiello as Capt. Stiles; Natalie Gold as Lt. Hersh; Jamie Jackson as Emperor Crow; Graeme Malcolm as Adm. Newcome. With additional roles performed by Kevin T. Collins; Lauren Fortgang; Natasha Soudek; Jeena Yi; Gabriel Vaughan; Josh Hurley; Eddy Lee; and B. V. Larson. 

©2018 Iron Tower Press, Inc. (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC.

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A Grimm Warning

55 ratings

Summary

In the third book in the New York Times best-selling series by Chris Colfer, the Brothers Grimm have a warning for the Land of Stories. Conner Bailey thinks his fairy-tale adventures are behind him - until he discovers a mysterious clue left by the famous Brothers Grimm. With help from his classmate Bree and the outlandish Mother Goose, Conner sets off on a mission across Europe to crack a 200-year-old code.  Meanwhile, Alex Bailey is training to become the next Fairy Godmother...but her attempts at granting wishes never go as planned. Will she ever be truly ready to lead the Fairy Council? When all signs point to disaster for the Land of Stories, Conner and Alex must join forces with their friends and enemies to save the day. But nothing can prepare them for the coming battle...or for the secret that will change the twins' lives forever.  The third book in the best-selling Land of Stories series puts the twins to the test as they must bring two worlds together! 

©2014 Chris Colfer (P)2014 Hachette Audio

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Flowers on Her Grave

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On the floor, amongst the piles of freshly pressed laundry, lay the woman’s lifeless body, her pale yellow nightdress soaked in blood. “I didn’t do it…” came a whisper from the corner of the room. Detective Katie Scott has never seen two people more in love than her aunt and uncle as they danced together on the night of their wedding anniversary party. But the next morning, when Katie finds her aunt’s body sprawled across the floor, that perfect image is shattered forever.  All fingers point to Katie’s uncle, Pine Valley’s beloved sheriff and protector - after all, his prints are all over the antique knife found at the scene. Grieving, but certain of her uncle’s innocence, Katie is consigned to the cold case division after she’s discovered searching the house for clues. Does someone want to keep her as far away from this investigation as possible? Ignoring warnings from her team, Katie digs into her uncle’s old case files and discovers photographs of the body of a young girl found tied to a tree after a hike in search of a rare flower. Her body is covered with the same unusual lacerations her aunt suffered. Katie knows it can’t be a coincidence, but every lead she follows takes her to a dead end. Moments before the sheriff is arrested, Katie realizes that a single piece of thread she found at the crime scene could be the missing link that will stitch old crimes to new. But how can she prove her uncle’s innocence without throwing herself directly into the line of fire? She doesn’t have a choice, he’s the only family she has left… A totally jaw-dropping crime thriller with an ending you will never see coming! Perfect for anyone who adores Lisa Regan, Rachel Caine and Melinda Leigh. 

©2020 Jennifer Chase (P)2020 Bookouture

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Sea of Sand

22 ratings

Summary

He was born anew in a world where martial arts were indistinguishable from magic. He only received a neuronet and meaningless desires from his past life.   What lies ahead?   He dreamed of adventure and freedom, but those dreams were taken away from him. The same way his mother, father, and sister had been taken away.   They took the kingdom, they took his own destiny. But he is willing to wage a war, against the whole world if need be, to bring everything back.   Even if the army opposes him, his sword won't waver. Even if the emperor sends the legions, his step won't falter. Even if demons and gods, heroes and enemies alike are to unite against him, he won't bend to their will. His own will is iron itself, unstoppable.   His name is Hadjar, and he heeds the call of the dragon heart within him.

©2019 Kirill Klevanski (P)2020 Tantor

Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
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Fascination

27 ratings

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Bella, dix-sept ans, décide de quitter l'Arizona ensoleillé où elle vivait avec sa mère, pour s'installer chez son père. Elle croit renoncer à tout ce qu'elle aime, certaine qu'elle ne s'habituera jamais ni à la pluie ni à Forks où l'anonymat est interdit. Mais elle rencontre Edward, lycéen de son âge, d'une beauté inquiétante. Quels mystères et quels dangers cache cet être insaisissable, aux humeurs si changeantes ? A la fois attirant et hors d'atteinte, Edward Cullen n'est pas humain. Il est plus que ça. Bella en est certaine.

©2005 Hachette Livre. Traduit de l'anglais (Etats-Unis) par Luc Rigoureau (P)2009 Audiolib

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The Daily Show (the AudioBook)

11 ratings

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The complete uncensored history of the award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as told by its correspondents, writers, and host. For almost 17 years, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brilliantly redefined the borders between television comedy, political satire, and opinionated news coverage. It launched the careers of some of today's most significant comedians, highlighted the hypocrisies of the powerful, and garnered 23 Emmys. Now the show's behind-the-scenes gags, controversies, and camaraderie are chronicled by the players themselves, from legendary host Jon Stewart to the star cast members and writers - including Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Steve Carell, Lewis Black, Jessica Williams, John Hodgman, and Larry Wilmore - plus some of The Daily Show's most prominent guests and adversaries: John and Cindy McCain, Glenn Beck, Tucker Carlson, and many more. This oral history takes the listener behind the curtain for all the show's highlights, from its origins as Comedy Central's underdog late-night program hosted by Craig Kilborn to Jon Stewart's long reign to Trevor Noah's succession, rising from a scrappy jester in the 24-hour political news cycle to become part of the beating heart of politics - a trusted source for not only comedy but also commentary, with a reputation for calling bullshit and an ability to effect real change in the world. Through years of incisive election coverage, Jon Stewart's emotional monologue in the wake of 9/11, his infamous confrontation on Crossfire, passionate debates with President Obama and Hillary Clinton, feuds with Bill O'Reilly and Fox, the Indecisions, Mess O'Potamia, and provocative takes on Wall Street and racism, The Daily Show has been a cultural touchstone. Now, for the first time, the people behind the show's seminal moments come together to share their memories of the last-minute rewrites, improvisations, pranks, romances, blowups, and moments of Zen both on and off the set of one of America's most groundbreaking shows. Full cast of narrators includes Ryan Vincent Anderson, Graham Halstead, Cheryl Smith, Christian Coulson, Tommy Harron, and Elece Green. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Chris Smith (P)2016 Hachette Audio

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Junie B. Jones #24: BOO...and I MEAN It!

Summary

Halloween with Junie B. has got to be a scream! Get ready for a "Halloweenie" adventure with the world's funniest first grader!

©2004 Barbara Park (P)2005 Random House Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

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Principles

1015 ratings

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Ray Dalio, one of the world's most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he's developed, refined, and used over the past 40 years to create unique results in both life and business - and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals. In 1975, Ray Dalio founded an investment firm, Bridgewater Associates, out of his two-bedroom apartment in New York City. Forty years later, Bridgewater has made more money for its clients than any other hedge fund in history and has grown into the fifth most important private company in the United States, according to Fortune magazine. Dalio himself has been named to Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Along the way, Dalio discovered a set of unique principles that have led to Bridgewater's exceptionally effective culture, which he describes as "an idea meritocracy that strives to achieve meaningful work and meaningful relationships through radical transparency". It is these principles, and not anything special about Dalio - who grew up an ordinary kid in a middle-class Long Island neighborhood - that he believes are the reason behind his success. In Principles, Dalio shares what he's learned over the course of his remarkable career. He argues that life, management, economics, and investing can all be systemized into rules and understood like machines. The book's hundreds of practical lessons, which are built around his cornerstones of "radical truth" and "radical transparency", include Dalio laying out the most effective ways for individuals and organizations to make decisions, approach challenges, and build strong teams. He also describes the innovative tools the firm uses to bring an idea meritocracy to life, such as creating "baseball cards" for all employees that distill their strengths and weaknesses and employing computerized decision-making systems to make believability-weighted decisions. While the book brims with novel ideas for organizations and institutions, Principles also offers a clear, straightforward approach to decision making that Dalio believes anyone can apply, no matter what they're seeking to achieve. Here, from a man who has been called both "the Steve Jobs of investing" and "the philosopher king of the financial universe" (CIO magazine), is a rare opportunity to gain proven advice unlike anything you'll find in the conventional business press. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Ray Dalio (P)2017 Simon & Schuster Audio

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Tomorrow War: Serpent Road

22 ratings

Summary

During an unacknowledged mission inside the Syrian border, a government operative had unwittingly triggered an incredible worldwide event that irrevocably shaped the future of the United States. In the aftermath of the crisis, families have struggled to survive in a world short on food, water, and electricity. Hyperinflation cripples the United States economy, and postwar armored military vehicles are patrolling the streets. One man has now stepped forward and continues to push back the dark wave of tyranny brought on by martial law in the streets of America and may be the only hope of saving liberty for the country's future.

©2017 J.L. Bourne (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
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The Dream Giver

19 ratings

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Best-selling author Bruce Wilkinson shows how to identify and overcome the obstacles that keep millions from living the lives they were created for. He begins with a compelling modern-day parable about Ordinary, who dares to leave the Land of Familiar to pursue his Big Dream. With the help of the Dream Giver, Ordinary begins the hardest and most rewarding journey of his life. Wilkinson gives listeners practical, biblical keys to fulfilling their own dreams, revealing that there's no limit to what God can accomplish when we choose to pursue the dreams he gives us for his honor.

©2015 eChristian (P)2015 eChristian

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The Psychopathology of Everyday Life

2 ratings

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The Psychopathology of Everyday Life, which appeared first in 1901 and was then expanded in a series of subsequent editions, has proved to be one of Freud's most popular works, and one of his most influential during his lifetime. It was here that he proposed that many slips and errors of memory common to the average man in everyday life actually signals unconscious issues that beset the individual, and, if examined, can be extremely revealing. Freud opens the work with the following statement: 'During the year 1898 I published a short essay on the Psychic Mechanism of Forgetfulness. I shall now repeat its contents and take it as a starting-point for further discussion. I have there undertaken a psychologic analysis of a common case of temporary forgetfulness of proper names, and from a pregnant example of my own observation I have reached the conclusion that this frequent and practically unimportant occurrence of a failure of a psychic function - of memory - admits an explanation which goes beyond the customary utilization of this phenomenon.' This 'phenomenon' was a personal matter for Freud himself. He observed its frequent and varied appearance as an important tool in his psychoanalytic work. He analyses the subject through 12 chapters, including Forgetting of Proper Names, Foreign Words, Childhood and Concealing Memories, Mistakes in Speech, Reading and Writing, Erroneously Carried-out Actions, and Determinism, Chance and Superstitious Beliefs. The Psychopathology of Everyday Life is a key work in psychology and psychoanalysis, yet very accessible. It is presented in a clear and direct manner by Derek Le Page.

Public Domain (P)2016 Ukemi Productions Ltd

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Before We Were Strangers

6 ratings

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To the Green-Eyed Lovebird:  We met 15 years ago, almost to the day, when I moved my stuff into the NYU dorm room next to yours at Senior House.  You called us fast friends. I like to think it was more.  We lived on nothing but the excitement of finding ourselves through music (you were obsessed with Jeff Buckley), photography (I couldn’t stop taking pictures of you), hanging out in Washington Square Park, and all the weird things we did to make money. I learned more about myself that year than any other.  Yet, somehow, it all fell apart. We lost touch the summer after graduation when I went to South America to work for National Geographic. When I came back, you were gone. A part of me still wonders if I pushed you too hard after the wedding....

©2019 Renée Carlino (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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New Jersey Noir

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Featuring brand-new stories (and a few poems) by: Joyce Carol Oates, Jonathan Safran Foer, Robert Pinsky, Edmund White & Michael Carroll, Richard Burgin, Paul Muldoon, Sheila Kohler, C.K. Williams, Gerald Stern, Lou Manfredo, S.A. Solomon, Bradford Morrow, Jonathan Santlofer, Jeffrey Ford, S.J. Rozan, Barry N. Malzberg & Bill Pronzini, Hirsh Sawhney, and Robert Arellano. From the introduction by Joyce Carol Oates: "...The most civilized and 'decent' among us find that we are complicit with the most brutal murderers. We enter into literally unspeakable alliances - of which we dare not speak except through the obliquities and indirections of fiction, poetry, and visual art of the sort gathered here in New Jersey Noir. This audiobook is narrated by Robin Miles, Christian Rummel, Ice T, Jeff Woodman, David Ledoux, Nick Sullivan, Kevin T. Collins, Kevin Free, Scott Aiello, Suzanne Toren, Johnny Heller, Jennifer Van Dyck, Christina Delaine, Anthony Bowden, Carol Monda, John McLain, Vikas Adam and Joe Barrett.

©2011 Akashic Books (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Suddenly Mine

Summary

Christian Montgomery is burnt out - the family business might be his entire world, but his father's judgment means Christian never stops working. His only respite is gazing at the beach and the carefree surfers riding the waves...especially the curvy redhead who's caught his attention.  Sophia Bennington has just fled from her small Kansas town to California, where she's trying her best to embrace her new beginning.  Soon Christian and Sophia find one another, and it feels like a sanctuary. But when their difficult pasts catch up to them, will they run away from each other?

©2019 Samantha Chase (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
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Memphis Noir

Summary

A city equal parts darkness and hope. A scarred city. An often violent one. But a resilient city, too. That's our Memphis. Like many cities we have a namesake - in Egypt, Men-nefer became Menfe became Memphis, enduring and beautiful, on the banks of the Nile. Centuries later, another continent, another people, another river: Memphis, Tennessee, the soul of the Mississippi Delta, was formed. We are a place born of history, inhabited as much by memory as by the living - the past and present inextricably and inescapably linked.... Memphis is marvels and misfits - two-faced and unabashedly so. We are Memphis, and this is our noir.

©2015 Akashic Noir (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Dragon Heart: Blood Will

31 ratings

Summary

In the first book, Hadjar lost it all. His body ruined, parents dead, and his title of Prince replaced by a slave collar. It seemed like Primus had deprived him of everything.   But no one can take away a man's will to fight. Even if his heart turns into a bleeding stone due to endless grief and suffering, it won't matter. The most important thing was that he still had the will to go on. The thought of taking revenge on his family's murderers gave him the strength to survive.   After receiving a piece of the mighty Dragon's heart, he regained his strength and enlisted in the army, where he made real friends and fought by their side in many battles. He started harnessing his new power and acquiring great knowledge.   Hadjar has already had many adventures, but this is only the beginning of his great journey, full of magical mysteries, palace intrigues, epic battles, tempestuous love and the cultivation of his power....

©2019 Kirill Klevanski (P)2020 Tantor

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Shadow of Victory

15 ratings

Summary

The Mesan Alignment is revealed, and for Honor Harrington and the Manticoran Star Kingdom, this means war! Unintended Consequences Sometimes things don't work out exactly as planned. The Mesan Alignment has a plan - one it's been working on for centuries. A plan to remake the galaxy and genetically improve the human race - its way. Until recently things have gone pretty much as scheduled, but then the Alignment hit a minor bump in the road called the Star Empire of Manticore. So the Alignment engineered a war between the Solarian League, the biggest and most formidable interstellar power in human history. To help push things along, the Alignment launched a devastating sneak attack that destroyed the Royal Manticoran Navy's industrial infrastructure. And in order to undercut Manticore's galaxy-wide reputation as a star nation of its word, it launched Operation Janus - a false-flag covert operation to encourage rebellions it knows will fail by promising Manticoran support. The twin purposes are to harden Solarian determination to destroy the Star Empire once and for all and to devastate the Star Empire's reputation with the rest of the galaxy. But even the best laid plans can have unintended consequences, and one of those consequences in this case may just be a new dawn of freedom for oppressed star nations everywhere.

©2016 Words of Weber, Inc. (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Author: David Weber
Length: 37 hrs and 19 mins
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Elsewhere

20 ratings

Summary

The fate of the world is in the hands of a father and daughter in an epic novel of wonder and terror by Dean Koontz, the number one New York Times best-selling master of suspense. Since his wife, Michelle, left seven years ago, Jeffy Coltrane has worked to maintain a normal life for himself and his 11-year-old daughter, Amity, in Suavidad Beach. It’s a quiet life, until a local eccentric known as Spooky Ed shows up on their doorstep. Ed entrusts Jeffy with hiding a strange and dangerous object - something he calls “the key to everything” - and tells Jeffy that he must never use the device. But after a visit from a group of ominous men, Jeffy and Amity find themselves accidentally activating the key and discovering an extraordinary truth. The device allows them to jump between parallel planes at once familiar and bizarre, wondrous and terrifying. And Jeffy and Amity can’t help but wonder, could Michelle be just a click away? Jeffy and Amity aren’t the only ones interested in the device. A man with a dark purpose is in pursuit, determined to use its grand potential for profound evil. Unless Amity and Jeffy can outwit him, the place they call home may never be safe again. Includes an audio-only short story, "Parlor Trick," a kind of karmic coda to the novel.

©2020 The Koontz Living Trust (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Unsolved

99 ratings

Summary

In this follow-up to the number one best-selling thriller Invisible, every perfect murder looks like an accident, but as bodies start to pile up across the country, two FBI agents realize that something horrible is happening. FBI Agent Emmy Dockery is absolutely relentless. She's young and driven, and her unique skill at seeing connections others miss has brought her an impressive string of arrests. But a shocking new case - unfolding across the country - has left her utterly baffled. The victims all appear to have died by accident, and have seemingly nothing in common. But this many deaths can't be coincidence. And the killer is somehow one step ahead of every move Dockery makes. How? To FBI Special Agent Harrison "Books" Bookman, everyone in the FBI is a suspect - particularly Emmy Dockery (the fact that she's his ex-fiancée doesn't make it easier). But someone else is watching Dockery. Studying, learning, waiting. Until it's the perfect time to strike.

©2019 James Patterson and David Ellis (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
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Crooked Kingdom

379 ratings

Summary

The highly anticipated sequel to the thrilling New York Times best-selling Six of Crows. Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city's dark and twisting streets - a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world.

©2016 Leigh Bardugo (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Smash!

8 ratings

Summary

A group biography of '90s punk rock told through the prism of Green Day, The Offspring, NOFX, Rancid, Bad Religion, Social Distortion, and more. Two decades after the Sex Pistols and the Ramones birthed punk music into the world, their artistic heirs burst onto the scene and changed the genre forever. While the punk originators remained underground favorites and were slow burns commercially, their heirs shattered commercial expectations for the genre. In 1994, Green Day and The Offspring each released their third albums, and the results were astounding. Green Day's Dookie went on to sell more than 15 million copies and The Offspring's Smash remains the all-time best-selling album released on an independent label. The times had changed, and so had the music. While many books, articles, and documentaries focus on the rise of punk in the '70s, few spend any substantial time on its resurgence in the '90s. Smash! will be the first to do so, detailing the circumstances surrounding the shift in '90s music culture away from grunge and legitimizing what many first-generation punks regard as post-punk, new wave, and generally anything but true punk music. With astounding access to all the key players of the time, including members of Green Day, The Offspring, NOFX, Rancid, Bad Religion, Social Distortion, and many others, renowned music writer Ian Winwood at last gives this significant, substantive, and compelling story its due. Punk rock bands were never truly successful or indeed truly famous, and that was that - until it wasn't. Smash! is the story of how the underdogs finally won and forever altered the landscape of mainstream music.

©2018 Ian Winwood (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Author: Ian Winwood
Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
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Mr. Lincoln's Army

2 ratings

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A magnificent history of the opening years of the Civil War by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Bruce Catton. The first book in Bruce Catton's Pulitzer Prize-winning Army of the Potomac Trilogy, Mr. Lincoln's Army is a riveting history of the early years of the Civil War, when a fledgling Union Army took its stumbling first steps under the command of the controversial general George McClellan. Following the secession of the Southern states, a beleaguered President Abraham Lincoln entrusted the dashing, charismatic McClellan with the creation of the Union's Army of the Potomac and the responsibility of leading it to a swift and decisive victory against Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. Although a brilliant tactician who was beloved by his troops and embraced by the hero-hungry North, McClellan's ego and ambition ultimately put him at loggerheads with his commander in chief - a man McClellan considered unworthy of the presidency. McClellan's weaknesses were exposed during the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest day in American military history, which ended in a stalemate even though the Confederate troops were greatly outnumbered. After Antietam, Lincoln ordered McClellan's removal from command, and the Union entered the war's next chapter having suffered thousands of casualties and with great uncertainty ahead. America's premier chronicler of the nation's brutal internecine conflict, Bruce Catton is renowned for his unparalleled ability to bring a detailed and vivid immediacy to Civil War battlefields and military strategy sessions. With tremendous depth and insight, he presents legendary commanders and common soldiers in all their complex and heartbreaking humanity.

©1951, 1962 Bruce Catton (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Author: Bruce Catton
Category: History, Military
Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
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36 Questions That Changed My Mind About You

1 rating

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Inspired by the real psychology study popularized by the New York Times and its "Modern Love" column, this contemporary YA is perfect for fans of Eleanor and Park.   Two random strangers. Two secrets. Thirty-six questions to make them fall in love. Hildy and Paul each have their own reasons for joining the university psychology study that asks the simple question: Can love be engineered? The study consists of 36 questions, ranging from "What is your most terrible memory?" to "When did you last sing to yourself?"  By the time Hildy and Paul have made it to the end of the questionnaire, they've laughed and cried and lied and thrown things and run away and come back and driven each other almost crazy. They've also each discovered the painful secret the other was trying so hard to hide. But have they fallen in love?  Told in the language of modern romance - texting, Q&A, IM - and punctuated by Paul's sketches, this clever high-concept YA is full of humor and heart. As soon as you've finished listening, you'll be searching for your own stranger to ask the 36 questions. Maybe you'll even fall in love.  

©2017 Vicki Grant (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Author: Vicki Grant
Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
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Out of the Clouds

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In the best-selling tradition of the The Eighty-Dollar Champion, the propulsive, inspiring Cinderella story of Stymie, an unwanted Thoroughbred, and Hirsch Jacobs, the once dirt-poor trainer who bought the colt on the cheap and molded him into the most popular horse of his time and the richest racehorse the world had ever seen. In the wake of World War II, as turmoil and chaos were giving way to a spirit of optimism, Americans were looking for inspiration and role models showing that it was possible to start from the bottom and work your way up to the top - and they found it in Stymie, the failed racehorse plucked from the discard heap by trainer Hirsch Jacobs. Like Stymie, Jacobs was a commoner in "The Sport of Kings", a dirt-poor Brooklyn city slicker who forged an unlikely career as racing's winningest trainer by buying cheap, unsound nags and magically transforming them into winners. The $1,500 pittance Jacobs paid to claim Stymie became history's biggest bargain as the ultimate iron horse went on to run a whopping 131 races and win 25 stakes, becoming the first Thoroughbred ever to earn more than $900,000. The Cinderella champion nicknamed "The People's Horse" captivated the masses with his rousing charge - from-behind stretch runs, his gritty blue-collar work ethic, and his rags-to-riches success story. In a golden age when horse racing rivaled baseball and boxing as America's most popular pastime, he was every bit as inspiring a sports hero as Joe DiMaggio and Joe Louis. Taking readers on a crowd-pleasing ride with Stymie and Jacobs, Out of the Clouds unwinds a real-life Horatio Alger tale of a dauntless team and its working-class fans who lived vicariously through the stouthearted little colt they embraced as their own.

©2018 Linda Carroll and David Rosner (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
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How to Choose the Sex of Your Baby

2 ratings

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For almost 40 years, How to Choose the Sex of Your Baby has been the standard reference for couples trying to increase their chances of having the son or daughter they hope for. In this new edition of their classic book, Dr. Shettles and David Rorvik provide authoritative scientific studies and compelling anecdotal evidence demonstrating that the Shettles method continues to produce results unmatched by any other method. Dozens of testimonials confirm its ease of use and rate of success. How to Choose the Sex of Your Baby explains the simple, at-home, noninvasive Shettles method and presents detailed steps to take to conceive a child of a specific gender. The properly applied Shettles method gives couples a 75 percent or better chance of having a child of the desired sex. Some researchers have reported success rates of up to 90 percent!

©2006 Landrum B. Shettles, M.D.,Ph.D., and David M. Rorvik (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
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Beautiful Creatures

17 ratings

Summary

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps, and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever. Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them. In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.... PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2009 Kami Garcia (P)2009 Hachette

Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
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Storm Warning

Summary

William Allen presents book 2 in the Tertiary Effects series.

©2019 William Allen (P)2020 Tantor

Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
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Rockfall

4 ratings

Summary

From out of the clear blue sky, an unknown chunk of rock from the frozen void strikes the Earth with unimaginable force, gouging a wound into the very crust of the planet. Millions die in an instant, and millions more await the end as the looming catastrophe unfolds... Thousands of miles away from the disaster, a call comes in the middle of the night. Families act, and react, and while panic spreads, the world keeps on spinning. Maybe a little slower, and perhaps with a teeny bit more of a tilt, but such things are a mere trifle to the existence of a planet. For the human inhabitants of this planet, though, the meteor's collision will have far-reaching effects as the impact creates ripples throughout their fragile existence. Bryan Hardin just wanted to create a sanctuary in the country for his remaining family, a place to heal his wounded spirit as he struggles with survivor's guilt and approaching middle age. He's hardly the heroic type, but his family is going to need all of them to act like heroes if they are going to survive the spreading effects of the Rockfall. The earthquakes are primary effects. The tsunami are secondary effects. Will anybody survive the Tertiary Effects?

©2019 William Allen (P)2020 Tantor

Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
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A Borrowed Man

2 ratings

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A Borrowed Man: a new science fiction novel from Gene Wolfe, the celebrated author of the Book of the New Sun series. It is perhaps a hundred years in the future, our civilization is gone, and another is in place in North America, but it retains many familiar things and structures. Although the population is now small, there is advanced technology, there are robots, and there are clones. E. A. Smithe is a borrowed person. He is a clone who lives on a third-tier shelf in a public library, and his personality is an uploaded recording of a deceased mystery writer. Smithe is a piece of property, not a legal human. A wealthy patron, Colette Coldbrook, takes him from the library because he is the surviving personality of the author of Murder on Mars. A physical copy of that book was in the possession of her murdered father, and it contains an important secret, the key to immense family wealth. It is lost, and Colette is afraid of the police. She borrows Smithe to help her find the book and to find out what the secret is. And then the plot gets complicated.

©2015 Gene Wolfe (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Author: Gene Wolfe
Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
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The Best American Short Stories 2020

Summary

“To read their stories felt to me the way I suspect other people feel hearing jazz for the first time,” recalls Curtis Sittenfeld of her initial encounter with the Best American Short Stories series. “They were windows into emotions I had and hadn’t had, into other settings and circumstances and observations and relationships.” Decades later, Sittenfeld was met by the same feeling selecting the stories for this year’s edition. The result is a striking and nuanced collection, bringing to life awkward college students, disgraced public figures, raunchy grandparents, and mystical godmothers. To listen to these stories is to experience the transporting joys of discovery and affirmation and to realize that story writing in America continues to flourish.  The Best American Short Stories 2020 includes: T. C. Boyle Emma Cline Mary Gaitskill Andrea Lee Elizabeth Mc Cracken Alejandro Puyana William Pei Shih Kevin Wilson And others

©2020 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company (P)2020 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

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Dragon Heart: Land of Magic

16 ratings

Summary

He left behind the Northern Kingdoms, tired of their wars and schemes. The golden waves of the Sea of Sand didn't drown him in fire, but the Evening Stars ultimately didn't bless him with their light. Despite his many adventures, despite the fact he's already endured enough hardship to last him several lifetimes, his soul was restless. Finally, Hadjar Darkhan and his friend, Einen the Islander, reached the capital of the Darnassus Empire - Dahanatan.  They managed to do something most other outsiders would deem impossible - they became disciples of "The Holy Sky" School of martial arts. What adventures await the former general and pirate? How will the very heart of the vast Empire treat them? What dangers lurk where the best of the Empire's warriors are forged?  Hadjar had no idea. Still, he continued to follow the call of his dragon heart. Wherever it took him....

©2020 Kirill Klevanski (P)2020 Tantor

Length: 18 hrs and 51 mins
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Riley Mack and the Other Known Troublemakers

17 ratings

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In this middle grade Audible Original that's full of both humor and heart, a madcap gang of bold kid crusaders set off on an unforgettable adventure to thwart wrongdoers in their neighborhood. What do you get when you add up one middle school bully, two bank robbers, 57 puppy-mill dogs, 4,000 missing dollars, and five daring troublemakers led by the incomparable Riley Mack? One crazy caper! In this merry, mischievous romp, master storyteller Chris Grabenstein, the award-winning author of Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library, teams with a full-cast of audio talent to introduce Riley Mack, a one-of-a-kind 12-year-old hometown hero. This audio adventure features Neil Hellegers as The Narrator, Bryan Kennedy as Riley Mack, Edoardo Ballerini as Ben Markowitz, Lauren Fortgang as Briana Bloomfield, Josh Hurley as Mongo Montgomery, and Khaliah Adams as Jamal Wilson, Suzanne Toren as Grandma, Nick Sullivan as Sheriff Brown, Eric Yves Garcia as Gavin, Colonel Mack and the FBI Agent, Kevin Pariseau as Chuck "Call Me Chip" Weitzel, Eliza Foss as Rada Rollison, Jennifer Van Dyck as Mrs. Montgomery, Ann Osmand as Moonbeam and Dawn Barclay, Allyson Johnson as Diane, Brian Sutherland as Otto, Kevin T. Collins as Fred and Nick, Chris Ciulla as Mr. Karpinski and Roger Rollison, Allison Hiroto as Jenny, Charlie Thurston as Andrew, L.J. Ganser as Special Agent Chavez, and Besty Hogg as Emma. And if you listen closely, you'll catch a very special appearance from author Chris Grabenstein as the Casino Card Dealer and his wife, J.J. Meyers, who lends her voice to Madeira Mack.

©2018 Chris Grabenstein (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

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The Abominable

16 ratings

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A thrilling tale of high-altitude death and survival set on the snowy summits of Mount Everest, from the best-selling author of The Terror. The year is 1924 and the race to summit the world's highest mountain has been brought to a terrified pause by the shocking disappearance of George Mallory and Sandy Irvine, high on the shoulder of Mt. Everest. By the following year, three climbers - a British poet and veteran of the Great War, a young French Chamonix guide, and an idealistic young American - find a way to take their shot at the top. They arrange funding from the grieving Lady Bromley, whose son also disappeared on Mt. Everest in 1924. Young Bromley must be dead, but his mother refuses to believe it and pays the trio to bring him home. Deep in Tibet and high on Everest, the three climbers - joined by the missing boy's female cousin - find themselves being pursued through the night by someone…or something. This nightmare becomes a matter of life and death at 28,000 feet - but what is pursuing them? And what is the truth behind the 1924 disappearances on Everest? As they fight their way to the top of the world, the friends uncover a secret far more abominable than any mythical creature could ever be. A pulse-pounding story of adventure and suspense, The Abominable is Dan Simmons at his spine-chilling best.

©2013 Dan Simmons (P)2013 Hachette Audio

Author: Dan Simmons
Length: 29 hrs and 40 mins
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Nonzero

6 ratings

Summary

At the beginning of Nonzero, Robert Wright sets out to "define the arrow of the history of life, from the primordial soup to the World Wide Web." Twenty-two chapters later, after a sweeping and vivid narrative of the human past, he has succeeded and has mounted a powerful challenge to the conventional view that evolution and human history are aimless. Ingeniously employing game theory the logic of "zero-sum" and "non-zero-sum" games, Wright isolates the impetus behind life's basic direction: the impetus that, via biological evolution, created complex, intelligent animals and then, via cultural evolution, pushed the human species toward deeper and vaster social complexity. In this view, the coming of today's interdependent global society was "in the cards" - not quite inevitable, perhaps, but, as Wright puts it, "so probable as to inspire wonder." So probable, indeed, as to invite speculation about higher purpose, especially in light of "the phase of history that seems to lie immediately ahead: a social, political, and even moral culmination of sorts." In a work of vast erudition and pungent wit, Wright takes on some of the past century's most prominent thinkers, including Isaiah Berlin, Karl Popper, Stephen Jay Gould, and Richard Dawkins. He finds evidence for his position in unexpected corners, from native American hunter-gatherer societies and Polynesian chiefdoms to medieval Islamic commerce and precocious Chinese technology; from conflicts of interest among a cell's genes to discord at the World Trade Organization. Wright argues that a coolly scientific appraisal of humanity's three-billion-year past can give new spiritual meaning to the present and even offer political guidance for the future. Nonzero will change the way people think about the human prospect.

©1999 Robert Wright (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
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The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 2-A

3 ratings

Summary

Eleven essential classics in one volume This volume is the definitive collection of the best science fiction novellas published between 1929 and 1964, containing 11 great classics. No anthology better captures the birth of science fiction as a literary field.  Published in 1973 to honor stories that had appeared before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall of Fame introduced tens of thousands of young readers to the wonders of science fiction and was a favorite of libraries across the country.  This volume contains the following:  Introduction by Ben Bova  Call Me Joe by Poul Anderson  Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell Jr. (as Don A. Stuart)  Nerves by Lester del Rey  Universe by Robert A. Heinlein  The Marching Morons by C. M. Kornbluth  Vintage Season by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore (as Lawrence O'Donnell)  And Then There Were None by Eric Frank Russell  The Ballad of Lost C'Mell by Cordwainer Smith  Baby Is Three by Theodore Sturgeon  The Time Machine by H. G. Wells  With Folded Hands by Jack Williamson

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

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The Best of Glen Cook

Summary

The best short fiction of legendary author Glen Cook (The Black Company, the Dread Empire series), now in audio. For over 40 years, Glen Cook has been among the most well-known, influential, and widely respected authors in science fiction and fantasy. Through classic series such as The Black Company, Garrett P.I., the Dread Empire, Starfishers, Darkwar, and more, his gritty, down-to-earth style left an indelible impression on his listeners around the world, forever shifting the genre landscape and carving out his place as a pioneering icon. The Best of Glen Cook collects 18 of his greatest stories - as chosen and introduced by the author himself - including a new Black Company novelette. With works set in all of his most famous series, these tales of science fiction and fantasy offer both the perfect way for longtime fans to trace Cook's history and for newcomers to become familiar with one of the finest genre authors of the 20th century.

©2019 Glen Cook (P)2020 Tantor

Author: Glen Cook
Length: 23 hrs and 42 mins
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Blue World: The Complete Collection

1 rating

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A novella and 12 stories from a master of supernatural horror. Father John has lived his whole life without knowing a woman's touch. Hard at first, his self-denial grew easier over time, as he learned to master his urges with a regimen of prayer, cold showers, and jigsaw puzzles. That changes the day that Debra Rocks enters his confessional. A rough-talking adult film actress, she has come to ask him to pray for a murdered costar. Her cinnamon perfume infects Father John, and after she departs he becomes obsessed. Around the corner from his church is a neon-lit alley of sin. He goes there hoping to save her life before he damns himself. That is Blue World, the novella that anchors this collection of chilling stories by Robert R. McCammon. Although monsters, demons, and murderers fill this audio, in McCammon's world the most terrifying landscape of all is the barren wasteland of a lost man's soul.

©1990, 2015 The McCammon Corporation (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
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Owlknight

7 ratings

Summary

From fantasy legends Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon comes the third and final volume in a powerful saga charged with war and magic, life, and love.... Two years after his parents' disappearance, Darian has sought refuge and training from the mysterious Hawkbrothers. Now he has opened his heart to a beautiful young healer. Finally Darian has found peace and acceptance in his life. That is, until he learns that his parents are still alive - and trapped behind enemy borders....

©1999 Mercedes R. Lackey and Larry Dixon (P)2017 Tantor

Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
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A Stash of One's Own

6 ratings

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Named one of the top 10 lifestyle books for fall 2017 by Publishers Weekly. In tales from 21 knitters, Clara Parkes examines a subject that is irresistible to us all: the yarn stash. Anyone with a passion has a stash, whether it is a collection of books or enough yarn to exceed several life expectancies. With her trademark wry, witty approach, Parkes brings together fascinating stories from all facets of stash-keeping and knitting life - from KonMari minimalist to joyous collector, designer to dyer, spinner to social worker, scholar to sheep farmer. Whether the yarn stash is muse, memento, creative companion, career guide, or lifeline in tough times, these deeply engaging stories take a surprising and fascinating look at why we collect, what we cherish, and how we let go. Contributors include New York Times best-selling authors Stephanie Pearl-McPhee and Debbie Stoller, Meg Swansen and Franklin Habit, Ann Shayne and Kay Gardiner, Adrienne Martini, and a host of others.

©2017 Clara Parkes (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Author: Clara Parkes
Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
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Stone Will

49 ratings

Summary

He was born anew in a world where martial arts were indistinguishable from magic. He only received a neuronet and meaningless desires from his past life. What lies ahead? He dreamed of adventure and freedom, but those dreams were taken away from him. The same way his mother, father, and sister had been taken away. They took the kingdom, they took his own destiny. But he is willing to wage a war, against the whole world if need be, to bring everything back. Even if the army opposes him, his sword won't waver. Even if the emperor sends the legions, his step won't falter. Even if demons and gods, heroes and enemies alike are to unite against him, he won't bend to their will. His own will is iron itself, unstoppable. His name is Hadjar, and he heeds the call of the dragon heart within him.

©2019 Kirill Klevanski (P)2019 Tantor

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Hidden Fires

4 ratings

Summary

Preacher's daughter Lauren thinks that she is going to work for wealthy Olivia Lockett as a secretary. Instead, the matriarch makes Lauren a scandalous offer to marry her son in name only. Lauren has strong feelings for him but are they strong enough?

©2014 Sandra Brown (P)2013 Hachette Audio

Author: Sandra Brown
Category: Romance, Westerns
Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
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The Big Front Yard

Summary

Tales of the unknown in which a fix-it man crosses into another dimension - and more Hiram Taine is a handyman who can fix anything. When he isn't fiddling with his tools, he is roaming through the woods with his dog, Towser, as he has done for as long as he can remember. He likes things that he can understand. But when a new ceiling appears in his basement - a ceiling that appears to have the ability to repair television sets so they're better than before - he knows he has come up against a mystery that no man can solve. Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novelette, The Big Front Yard is a powerful story about what happens when an ordinary man finds reality coming apart around him. Along with the other stories in this collection, it is some of the most lyrical science fiction ever published. Each story includes an introduction by David W. Wixon, literary executor of the Clifford D. Simak estate and editor of this book.

©2015 the Estate of Clifford D. Simak (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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Night of Cake & Puppets

7 ratings

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In this new stand-alone novella from New York Times best-selling author Laini Taylor comes the story of a romantic, funny, and fantastical first date. In Night of Cake & Puppets, Taylor brings to life a night only hinted at in the Daughter of Smoke & Bone Trilogy - the magical first date of fan-favorites Zuzana and Mik. Told in alternating perspectives, it's the perfect love story for fans of the series and new listeners alike. Petite though she may be, Zuzana is not known for timidity. Her best friend, Karou, calls her "rabid fairy," her "voodoo eyes" are said to freeze blood, and even her older brother fears her wrath. But when it comes to the simple matter of talking to Mik, or "Violin Boy," her courage deserts her. Now, enough is enough. Zuzana is determined to meet him, and she has a fistful of magic and a plan. It's a wonderfully elaborate treasure hunt of a plan that will take Mik all over Prague on a cold winter's night before finally leading him to the treasure: herself! Violin Boy's not going to know what hit him.

©2013 Lani Taylor (P)2013 Hachette Audio

Author: Laini Taylor
Category: Romance, Fantasy
Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
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Fear: 13 Stories of Suspense and Horror

1 rating

Summary

Don’t breathe. Don’t move. Don’t make a sound. And whatever you do, don’t trust a soul. Because in this thrilling collection of heart-stopping original stories, anyone can be a villain, and no one is who – or what – he or she seems. From 13 masters of adult and young-adult thriller writing, including six New York Times best-selling authors, here are stories guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat and up all night. Edited by best-selling author R. L. Stine, and read by a talented cast of narrators, Fear contains 13 stories of suspense and horror by Meg Cabot, Heather Brewer, Jennifer Allison, Ryan Brown, Alane Ferguson, Heather Graham, Peg Kehret, Tim Maleeny, James Rollins, Walter Sorrells, Suzanne Weyn, and F. Paul Wilson.

©2010 R.L. Stine (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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Beautiful Redemption

7 ratings

Summary

Is death the end.... or only the beginning? Ethan Wate has spent most of his life longing to escape the stiflingly small Southern town of Gatlin. He never thought he would meet the girl of his dreams, Lena Duchannes, who unveiled a secretive, powerful, and cursed side of Gatlin, hidden in plain sight. And he never could have expected that he would be forced to leave behind everyone and everything he cares about. So when Ethan awakes after the chilling events of the Eighteenth Moon, he has only one goal: to find a way to return to Lena and the ones he loves. Back in Gatlin, Lena is making her own bargains for Ethan's return, vowing to do whatever it takes - even if that means trusting old enemies or risking the lives of the family and friends Ethan left to protect. Worlds apart, Ethan and Lena must once again work together to rewrite their fate, in this fourth book and stunning finale to the Beautiful Creatures series.

©2012 Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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Silent City

Summary

Pete Fernandez is a mess. He's on the brink of being fired from his middle-management newspaper job. His fiancée has up and left him. Now, after the sudden death of his father, he's back in his hometown of Miami, slowly drinking himself into oblivion. But when a coworker he barely knows asks Pete to locate a missing daughter, Pete finds himself dragged into a tale of murder, drugs, double-crosses, and memories bursting from the black heart of the Miami underworld - and, shockingly, his father's past. Making it up as he goes and stumbling as often as he succeeds, Pete's surreptitious quest becomes the wake-up call he's never wanted but has always needed - but one with deadly consequences. Welcome to Silent City, a story of redemption, broken friendships, lost loves, and one man's efforts to make peace with a long-buried past to save the lives of the few friends he has left. Silent City is a gritty, heartfelt debut novel that harkens back to classic PI tales but infused with the Miami that only Alex Segura knows.

©2016 Alex Segura (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Author: Alex Segura
Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
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Lone Survivor

156 ratings

Summary

Four US Navy SEALS departed one clear night in early July 2005 for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance mission. Their task was to document the activity of an al Qaeda leader rumored to have a small army in a Taliban stronghold. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS made it out alive. This is the story of the only survivor of Operation Redwing, SEAL team leader Marcus Luttrell, and the extraordinary firefight that led to the largest loss of life in American Navy SEAL history. His squadmates fought valiantly beside him until he was the only one left alive, blasted by an RPG into a place where his pursuers could not find him. Over the next four days, terribly injured and presumed dead, Luttrell crawled for miles through the mountains and was taken in by sympathetic villagers who risked their lives to keep him safe from surrounding Taliban warriors. A born and raised Texan, Marcus Luttrell takes us from the rigors of SEAL training, where he and his fellow SEALs discovered what it took to join the most elite of the American special forces, to a fight in the desolate hills of Afghanistan for which they never could have been prepared. His account of his squadmates' heroism and mutual support renders an experience for which two of his squadmates were posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for combat heroism that is both heartrending and life-affirming. In this rich chronicle of courage and sacrifice, honor and patriotism, Marcus Luttrell delivers a powerful narrative of modern war.

©2007 Marcus Luttrell (P)2012 Hachette

Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
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Down the Darkest Street

Summary

Pete Fernandez should be dead. His life - professional and personal - is in ruins. His best friend is dead. His newspaper career is past tense. His ex is staying with him as her own marriage crumbles. On top of that, the former journalist finds himself in the eye of a dangerous storm, investigating a missing girl with an unexpected partner and inching closer and closer to a vicious, calculating killer cutting a swath of blood across Miami - while at the same time battling his own personal demons that refuse to be silenced. Down the Darkest Street, the hard-boiled sequel to Alex Segura's acclaimed debut, Silent City, tells a tale of redemption, survival, and the sordid backstreets of Miami - while asking the question that many are too scared to answer: When faced with pure darkness, would you fold or fight?

©2016 Alex Segura (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Author: Alex Segura
Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
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Blind Moon Alley

Summary

It's Prohibition. It's Philadelphia. And Jersey Leo doesn't fit in. Jersey is an albino of mixed race. Known as "Snowball" on the street, he tends bar at a speakeasy the locals call the Ink Well. There, he's considered a hero for having saved the life of a young boy. But when his old grade school buddy, Aaron Garvey, calls from death row and asks for one last favor, all hell breaks loose. Jersey finds himself running from a band of crooked cops, hiding an escaped convict in the Ink Well, and reuniting with his grammar school crush - the now sultry Myra Banks, who has shed a club foot and become a speakeasy siren. Through it all, Jersey tries to safeguard the Ink Well with no help other than his ragtag group of friends: his ex-boxing-champion father, Ernie Leo; the street-savvy Johalis; a dim-witted dockworker named Homer; and the dubious palm reader Madame Curio. With them, Jersey digs for the truth about his friend Aaron Garvey - and winds up discovering a few things about himself.

©2014 John Florio (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Author: John Florio
Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
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Tomorrow War

62 ratings

Summary

In this riveting, ultrarealistic novel from J. L. Bourne, a man struggles to survive after the US infrastructure collapses and martial law engulfs the streets of America. In the not-too-distant future, during an unacknowledged mission inside the Syrian border, a government operative unwittingly triggers an incredible event that alters the course of society. A terrible weapon has been unleashed - a weapon that, left to run its course, will destroy the moral fabric of humanity. In the midst of crisis, the population struggles to survive in a world short on vital resources. Inflation cripples the US economy, and post-war armored military vehicles patrol the streets. One man stands up to push back the overwhelming wave of tyranny triggered by the onset of nationwide martial law. How can he possibly succeed against a high-tech and tyrannical enemy that is hell-bent on ripping liberty from the pages of future history? From the author and military expert who brought listeners the riveting horror series Day by Day Armageddon, Tomorrow War is a compelling account of an alternate dystopian America located just down the tracks of oblivion.

©2015 J.L. Bourne (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Author: J. L. Bourne
Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
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Owlsight

9 ratings

Summary

It has been four years since Darian saw his village sacked and burned by barbarians. Taking refuge with the Hawkbrothers, he soon finds his life's calling - as a Healing Adept. But even as he learns the mystical ways of this ancient race, Darian cannot escape the dangers threatening his future. Another tribe of barbarians is approaching. The time has come...to stand up and fight.

©1998 Mercedes R. Lackey and Larry Dixon (P)2017 Tantor

Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
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How to Kill a City

3 ratings

Summary

The term gentrification has become a buzzword to describe the changes in urban neighborhoods across the country, but we don't realize just how threatening it is. It means more than the arrival of trendy shops, much-maligned hipsters, and expensive lattes. The very future of American cities as vibrant, equitable spaces hangs in the balance. Peter Moskowitz's How to Kill a City takes listeners from the kitchen tables of hurting families who can no longer afford their homes to the corporate boardrooms and political backrooms where destructive housing policies are devised. Along the way, Moskowitz uncovers the massive, systemic forces behind gentrification in New Orleans, Detroit, San Francisco, and New York. The deceptively simple question of who can and cannot afford to pay the rent goes to the heart of America's crises of race and inequality. In the fight for economic opportunity and racial justice, nothing could be more important than housing. A vigorous, hard-hitting expose, How to Kill a City reveals who holds power in our cities - and how we can get it back.

©2017 Peter Moskowitz (P)2017 Tantor

Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
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Beautiful Darkness

6 ratings

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Beautiful Darkness: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience!*  Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen.   Sometimes life-ending.   Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan's eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there's no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems. *Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout.  

©2010 Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
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Fall to You

Summary

Torn between two men... When I woke up after the accident, I couldn't remember anything from the last year - including my relationship with Max Hallowell or anything about Nate Crane. Now my memories are returning, but instead of answering my questions, they're leaving me with more. The man who broke my heart and wants to be my future... Max is all I ever wanted, and now he wants to marry me. He'll do everything he can to fill my life with love, family, and security. I need those things now more than ever. But can I trust him? The man who stole my heart and wants to let me go... Nate never made me promises, and I never asked him to. I'd been on the rebound, looking for a distraction, and he made me feel beautiful and wanted when I needed to feel those things most. He says he has to let me go, but what if I can't let go of him? With every revelation and every passing day, I feel more like Alice down the rabbit hole. I'm falling. Who will catch me? Fall to You is the second book in the Here and Now series. It is not a stand-alone and is intended to be listened to following Lost in Me. Hanna's story concludes in book three, All for This.

©2014 Lexi Ryan (P)2014 Lexi Ryan

Author: Lexi Ryan
Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
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Sea of Sorrow

16 ratings

Summary

While crossing the desert with the caravan, Hadjar got involved in the search for the library of Mage City, where the elixir that could turn a person into a god was stored. After fighting against the desert bandits, he and his friend Einen suddenly entered Underworld City thanks to Serra's amulets. How many stories and legends he'd heard from South Wind and Serra about it! How many times had he dreamed of coming there and talking to the Sage? How will this mysterious city welcome Hadjar? Will the underworld's residents become his allies or his enemies? Will he finally find out what the "true path" of cultivation is? Will he be able to find the elixir he needs to become a god and make the Jasper Emperor answer for his mistakes?

©2020 Kirill Klevanski (P)2020 Tantor

Length: 17 hrs
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Oil and Honey

1 rating

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Best-selling author and environmental activist Bill McKibben recounts the personal and global story of the fight to build and preserve a sustainable planet. Bill McKibben is not a person you'd expect to find handcuffed and behind bars, but that's where he found himself in the summer of 2011 after leading the largest civil disobedience in 30 years, protesting the Keystone XL pipeline in front of the White House. With the Arctic melting, the Midwest in drought, and Irene scouring the Atlantic, McKibben recognized that action was needed if solutions were to be found. Some of those would come at the local level, where McKibben joined forces with a Vermont beekeeper raising his hives as part of the growing trend toward local food. Other solutions would come from a much larger fight against the fossil-fuel industry as a whole. Oil and Honey is McKibben's account of these two necessary and mutually reinforcing sides of the global climate fight - from the center of the maelstrom and from the growing hive of small-scale local answers. With empathy and passion he makes the case for a renewed commitment on both levels, telling the story of raising one year’s honey crop and building a social movement that’s still cresting. Includes a bonus interview with the author.

©2013 Bill McKibben (P)2013 Macmillan Audio

Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
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Beautiful Darkness

5 ratings

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Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen. Sometimes life-ending. Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan's eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there's no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2010 Kami Garcia (P)2010 Hachette Audio

Length: 15 hrs and 56 mins
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All for This

Summary

What if you would never remember the day you made the most important decision of your life? That's what they're telling me about the day of my accident - the day I put on Max's ring and chose him over Nate. I'm counting on the wisdom behind a decision I don't remember making. Max is amazing - sexy, sweet, and kind. I was starting to believe happily-ever-after might be in my future after all. Then the unthinkable happened and my world imploded. If I'm going to make this work with Max, I need my missing memories, or at least answers from about those five days before my accident. But what does my future hold if those answers aren't anything like I imagined?

©2014 Lexi Ryan (P)2014 Lexi Ryan

Author: Lexi Ryan
Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
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Owlflight

13 ratings

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Apprenticed to a venerable wizard when his hunter and trapper parents disappear into the forest never to be seen again, Darian is difficult and strong willed - much to the dismay of his kindly master. But a sudden twist of fate will change his life forever when the ransacking of his village forces him to flee into the great mystical forest. It is here in the dark forest that he meets his destiny, as the terrifying and mysterious Hawkpeople lead him on the path to maturity. Now they must lead the assault on his besieged home in a desperate attempt to save his people from certain death.

©1997 Mercedes R. Lackey and Larry Dixon (P)2017 Tantor

Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
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Significant Zero

23 ratings

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When his satirical musings in a college newspaper got him discharged from the Air Force, it became clear to Walt Williams that his destiny in life was to be a writer - he just never thought he'd end up writing video games, let alone working on some of the most successful franchises in the industry - Bioshock, Civilization, Borderlands, and Mafia, among others. Williams pulls back the curtain on an astonishingly profitable industry that has put its stamp on pop culture and yet is little known to those outside its walls. In his reflective yet comically-observant voice, Williams walks you through his unlikely and at times inglorious rise within one of the world's top gaming companies, exposing an industry abundant in brain power and out-sized egos, but struggling to stay innovative. Significant Zero also provides clear-eyed criticism of the industry's addiction to violence and explains how the role of the narrative designer - the poor soul responsible for harmonizing gameplay with storylines - is crucial for expanding the scope of video games into more immersive and emotional experiences.

©2017 Walter Williams (P)2017 Tantor

Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
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The Anderson Tapes

Summary

This novel represents the first appearance of Lawrence Sanders' most famous character, Edward X. Delaney, and the masterpiece of murder and suspense that launched Sanders' career. The author outlines the conception, planning, and execution of the robbery of an Upper East Side apartment building with machine-like precision. The novel employs a clever premise: the entire story is told in surveillance-tape transcripts and reports from law-enforcement agencies, each of which observes an aspect of the situation in which the robbery takes place. This suspenseful classic is brought to life by a full cast, including L. J. Ganser, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett, Zoe Hunter, Gabra Zackman, Lauren Fortgang, Kevin T. Collins, Josh Hurley and Peter Ganim.

©1969, 1970 Lawrence Sanders (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries #1: Origins

1 rating

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Set during the Civil War, against a backdrop of grand estates, unimaginable riches, and deadly secrets, three teenagers in Mystic Falls, Virginia, enter a torrid love triangle that will span eternity. Brothers Stefan and Damon Salvatore are inseparable, until they meet Katherine, a stunning, mysterious woman who turns their world upside down. Siblings turned rivals, the Salvatores compete for Katherine's affection, only to discover that her sumptuous silk dresses and glittering gems hide a terrible secret: Katherine is a vampire. And she is intent on turning them into vampires so they can live together - forever.

©2010 Alloy Entertainment and L.J. Smith. Key Artwork © 2010 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved. (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
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Time Salvager

1 rating

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Time Salvager: a fast-paced time travel adventure from Wesley Chu, the award-winning author of The Lives of Tao. Convicted criminal James Griffin-Mars is no one's hero. In his time, Earth is a toxic, abandoned world, and humans have fled into the outer solar system to survive, eking out a fragile, doomed existence among the other planets and their moons. Those responsible for delaying humanity's demise believe time travel holds the key, and they have identified James, troubled though he is, as one of a select and expendable few ideally suited for the most dangerous job in history. James is a chronman, undertaking missions into Earth's past to recover resources and treasure without altering the timeline. The laws governing use of time travel are absolute; break any one of them and, one way or another, your life is over. Most chronmen never reach old age; the stress of each jump through time, compounded by the risk to themselves and to the future, means that many chronmen rapidly reach their breaking points, and James Griffin-Mars is nearing his. On a final mission that is to secure his retirement, James meets Elise Kim, an intriguing scientist from a previous century who is fated to die during the destruction of an oceanic rig. Against his training and his common sense, and in violation of the chronmen's highest law, James brings Elise back to the future with him, saving her life but turning them both into fugitives. Remaining free means losing themselves in the wild and poisonous wastes of Earth, somehow finding allies, and perhaps discovering what hope may yet remain for humanity's home world.

©2015 Wesley Chu (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Author: Wesley Chu
Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
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Triple Threat

1 rating

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Three original short stories from The New York Times best-selling author Jeffery Deaver. "Fast" (A Kathryn Dance story) Kathryn Dance is in a race against the clock to track down the members of a domestic terrorist cell - and the lives of 200 people hang in the balance. "Game" After Sarah Lieberman's new tenants murder her in an attempt to steal her money, Sarah's housekeeper, Carmel, is determined to find Sarah's body so she can lay her soul to rest. But Carmel may discover that the truth is uncomfortably close to home.... "Paradice" (A John Pellam story) When a brake failure leaves him temporarily stranded in a Colorado mountain town, John Pellam finds himself suddenly accused of murder.

©2013 Jeffery Deaver (P)2013 Hachette Audio

Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
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Get Out of Our Way

Summary

Born from the fertile imagination of best-selling author Michael Anderle.... There is a group engaging four new mercenaries, prepping them with simulated operations in the Zoo. How come?  Courtney has approved a new member of her team in California, and Sal isn't sure it was a good idea. This time, there is another group learning what it takes to plunder the Zoo. Can they live through it? Salinger Jacobs is working to build his company as fast as possible. Will he make mistakes he can't think his way out of? Sometimes, you find that your best relationships have your back.

©2019 Michael Todd and Michael Anderle (P)2020 Tantor

Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
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Wait for Me

Summary

Book number one in Samantha Chase's popular Montgomery series. There's no time like the present...unless you're still running from your past. Executive assistant Emma Taylor is desperate for a little time away - away from her job, from her life, and from thoughts of her boss' son, who doesn't seem to know she even exists. Tired of waiting for the time to be right, she takes advantage of her boss' generous offer for a little weekend getaway to thank her for helping out with a difficult business deal. Former NFL superstar Lucas Montgomery is still suffering from a career-ending injury. His self-imposed exile from life is exactly what he wants - a sanctuary where there's no chance for disappointment or distractions, and that's exactly the way he likes it. While his family has been patiently waiting for Lucas to come around and embrace life once again, they don't realize that it wasn't just his career that was lost but his sense of identity. Lucas thinks everything is fine until sweet, sexy, and completely off-limits Emma Taylor comes crashing into his carefully constructed world one snowy weekend and turns his entire life upside down.

©2015 Samantha Chase (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
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Return to You

Summary

She will never forget their past.... He can't stop thinking about their future.... James Montgomery has achieved everything he'd hoped for in life...except marrying the girl of his dreams. After a terrible accident, Selena Ainsley left 10 years ago. She took his heart with her, and she's never coming back. But it's becoming harder and harder for him to forget their precious time together, and James can't help but wonder what he would do if they could ever meet again.

©2015 Samantha Chase (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
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Dream Dark: A Beautiful Creatures Story

Summary

Dream Dark: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience!*  When Link joined his best friend, Ethan Wate, on a quest through a mysterious network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, he knew the journey would be dangerous. But returning home to Gatlin, South Carolina, was just the beginning.  Wounded during a climactic battle, Link discovers that tending his injuries won't be as simple as visiting a doctor and that healing his arm should be the least of his worries. For being bitten by a Supernatural does more than break the skin - it changes a person inside and out, turning Link into someone more and more like the dark creature who injured him.  In this never-before-heard short story by New York Times best-selling authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, listeners witness Link's heart-racing transformation. Dream Dark is set before the much-anticipated third Beautiful Creatures novel, Beautiful Chaos, and as a special bonus includes an exclusive sneak peek at the first five chapters.  *Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout.

©2016 Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (P)2016 Hachette Audio

Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
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The Fractured Republic

Summary

Americans today are frustrated and anxious. Our economy is sluggish and leaves workers insecure. Income inequality, cultural divisions, and political polarization increasingly pull us apart. Our governing institutions often seem paralyzed. And our politics has failed to rise to these challenges. No wonder, then, that Americans - and the politicians who represent them - are overwhelmingly nostalgic for a better time. The left looks back to the middle of the 20th century, when unions were strong, large public programs promised to solve pressing social problems, and the movements for racial integration and sexual equality were advancing. The right looks back to the Reagan era, when deregulation and lower taxes spurred the economy, cultural traditionalism seemed resurgent, and America was confident and optimistic. Each side thinks returning to its golden age could solve America's problems. In The Fractured Republic, Yuval Levin argues that this politics of nostalgia is failing 21st-century Americans. Both parties are blind to how America has changed over the past half century - as the large, consolidated institutions that once dominated our economy, politics, and culture have fragmented and become smaller, more diverse, and personalized. Individualism, dynamism, and liberalization have come at the cost of dwindling solidarity, cohesion, and social order. This has left us with more choices in every realm of life but less security, stability, and national unity. Both our strengths and our weaknesses are therefore consequences of these changes. And the dysfunctions of our fragmented national life will need to be answered by the strengths of our decentralized, divers, dynamic nation. Levin argues that this calls for a modernizing politics that avoids both radical individualism and a centralizing statism and instead revives the middle layers of society - families and communities, schools and churches, charities and associations, local governments and markets. Through them, we can achieve not a single solution to the problems of our age, but multiple and tailored answers fitted to the daunting range of challenges we face and suited to enable an American revival. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Yuval Levin (P)2016 Hachette Audio

Author: Yuval Levin
Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
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Dangerous Deception

Summary

From the world of Beautiful Creatures - a dangerous new tale of love and magic continues in the sequel to Dangerous Creatures. Love is 10 kinds a crazy, right? Let me put it to you this way: If you can get away, run. Don't walk. Because once you're exposed, you'll never get a Siren outta your head. Some loves are cursed. Others are...dangerous. Especially the love between wannabe rocker and quarter Incubus Wesley "Link" Lincoln and Dark Caster, Siren, and bonafide bad girl Ridley Duchannes. But now Ridley is missing, and Link was with her - right up until she vanished. Determined to find her, Link reunites with his New York bandmates and the mysterious Lennox Gates, who wants Rid for himself. Together they travel to the Deep South, find the crossroads where blues guitarist Robert Johnson made his deal with the devil, discover a menagerie of Casters locked in cages, and uncover an evil in New Orleans that threatens to destroy them all. This time love might not be enough. Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, the number-one New York Times best-selling coauthors of the Beautiful Creatures series, deliver their signature blend of mystery, suspense, and romance, with a healthy dose of wit and danger in this sequel to the instant New York Times best seller Dangerous Creatures.

©2015 Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (P)2015 Hachette Audio

Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
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Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

2 ratings

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The first and most complete narrative biography of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, by acclaimed music journalist and Rolling Stone senior writer David Browne. "Riveting." (People Magazine)  "This is one of the great rock and roll stories." (New York Times Book Review) Even in the larger-than-life world of rock and roll, it was hard to imagine four more different men. Yet few groups were as in sync with their times as Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Starting with the original trio's landmark 1969 debut album, their group embodied much about its era: communal music making, protest songs that took on the establishment and Richard Nixon, and liberal attitudes toward partners and lifestyles. Their group or individual songs - "Wooden Ships", "Ohio", "For What It's Worth" (with Stills and Young's Buffalo Springfield) - became the soundtrack of a generation.  Over the decades, these four men would continually break up, reunite, and disband again - all against a backdrop of social and musical change, recurring disagreements, and self-destructive tendencies that threatened to cripple them as a group and as individuals. In Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock's Greatest Supergroup, Rolling Stone senior writer David Browne presents the ultimate deep dive into rock and roll's most musical and turbulent brotherhood. Featuring exclusive interviews with band members, colleagues, fellow superstars, former managers, employees, and lovers - and with access to unreleased music and documents - this is the sweeping story of rock's longest-running, most dysfunctional, yet preeminent musical family, delivered with the epic feel their story rightly deserves. 

©2019 David Browne (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Author: David Browne
Length: 21 hrs and 43 mins
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Lone Survivor

9 ratings

Summary

In June 2005, four U.S. Navy SEALs left their base in Afghanistan for the Pakistani border. Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al Qaeda leader. Less then 24 hours later, only one of those SEALs remained alive. This is the story of team leader Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of Operation Redwing and the desperate battle that led to the largest loss of life in Navy SEAL history. More than anything, this is the story of how his teammates stood beside him until he was the last one left - blasted unconscious by a rocket grenade, blown over a cliff, but still armed and breathing. Over the next four days, badly injured and presumed dead, Luttrell fought off six al Qaeda assassins who were sent to finish him, then crawled for seven miles through the mountains before he was taken in by a Pashtun tribe that risked everything to protect him from the Taliban. In this moving chronicle of courage, Marcus Luttrell offers one of the most powerful narratives ever written about modern warfare.

©2007 Marcus Luttrell (P)2007 Hachette Audio

Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
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Beautiful Chaos

9 ratings

Summary

Ethan Wate thought he was getting used to the strange, impossible events happening in Gatlin, his small Southern town. But now that Ethan and Lena have returned home, strange and impossible have taken on new meanings. Swarms of locusts, record-breaking heat, and devastating storms ravage Gatlin as Ethan and Lena struggle to understand the impact of Lena's Claiming. Even Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals is affected - and their abilities begin to dangerously misfire. As time passes, one question becomes clear: What - or who - will need to be sacrificed to save Gatlin? For Ethan, the chaos is a frightening but welcome distraction. He's being haunted in his dreams again, but this time it isn't by Lena - and whatever is haunting him is following him out of his dreams and into his everyday life. Even worse, Ethan is gradually losing pieces of himself - forgetting names, phone numbers, even memories. He doesn't know why, and most days he's too afraid to ask. Sometimes there isn't just one answer or one choice. Sometimes there's no going back. And this time there won't be a happy ending. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2011 Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl (P)2011 Hachette Audio

Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
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She Is His Witness

Summary

Can you get your PhD in the ZOO? Salinger Jacobs treats others as he is treated. Screw him over, and he might hold stuff back. You have his back? He will have yours. When a fellow scientist is screwed over by her company, she seeks out his fledgling Mercenary company to see if they can use another smart mind. Since he obviously didn't want her body. With opportunities coming at him and his partner Madigan faster than they can handle, another mind might be just what Heavy Metal needs. But will it come with too many complications? In the ZOO you always expect the unexpected. Will this be true for relationships? Can he trust his partner with his secret?  Salinger Jacobs is working to build his company as fast as possible. Will he make a few mistakes he can't think his way out of? Sometimes, it isn't what you know from reading books that helps you succeed.

©2019 Michael Todd and Michael Anderle (P)2020 Tantor

Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
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The Killer Inside Me

8 ratings

Summary

Everyone in the small town of Central City, Texas, loves Lou Ford. A deputy sheriff, Lou's known to the small-time criminals, the real-estate entrepreneurs, and all of his coworkers - the low-lifes, the big-timers, and everyone in-between - as the nicest guy around. He may not be the brightest or the most interesting man in town, but nevertheless, he's the kind of officer you're happy to have keeping your streets safe. The sort of man you might even wish your daughter would end up with someday. But behind the platitudes and glad-handing lurks a monster the likes of which few have ever seen. An urge that has already claimed multiple lives, and cost Lou his brother Mike, a self-sacrificing construction worker who fell to his death on the job in what was anything but an accident. It's a murder that Lou is determined to avenge - and if innocent people have to die in the process, well, that's perfectly all right with him. In The Killer Inside Me, Thompson goes where few novelists have dared to go, giving us a pitch-black glimpse into the mind of the American Serial Killer years before Charles Manson, John Wayne Gacy, and Brett Easton Ellis's American Psycho, in the novel that will forever be known as the master performance of one of the greatest crime novelists of all time.

©1952 Jim Thompson (P)2011 Hachette

Author: Jim Thompson
Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
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Sync

9 ratings

Summary

The tendency to synchronize may be the most mysterious and pervasive drive in all of nature. It has intrigued some of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century, including Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, Norbert Wiener, Brian Josephson, and Arthur Winfree. At once elegant and riveting, Sync tells the story of the dawn of a new science. Steven Strogatz, a leading mathematician in the fields of chaos and complexity theory, explains how enormous systems can synchronize themselves, from the electrons in a superconductor to the pacemaker cells in our hearts. He shows that although these phenomena might seem unrelated on the surface, at a deeper level there is a connection, forged by the unifying power of mathematics.

©2003 Steven H. Strogatz (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
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A Dash of Christmas

Summary

Carter Montgomery broke the family mold when he went to culinary school. Now a successful restauranteur, he's at a crossroads: Should he continue on his successful path or look for a new challenge? What he needs is time alone to think things through. But his matchmaking family has other ideas.  Emery Monaghan's no-good fiancé has embroiled her in a scandal, and she needs a way out. When mentor Eliza Montgomery offers her a refuge, she's relieved - until she realizes that the deal means rubbing elbows with Eliza's son Carter - Emery's childhood nemesis.

©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
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A Cold-Blooded Business

Summary

In 1959, Olathe, Kansas was made famous by the murder of the Clutter family and Truman Capote's ground-breaking book on the crime, In Cold Blood. But fewer know that Olathe achieved notoriety again in 1982, when a member of Olathe's growing Evangelical Christian population, a gentle man named David Harmon, was bludgeoned to death while sleeping - the force of the blows crushing his face beyond recognition. Suspicion quickly fell on David's wife, Melinda, and his best friend, Mark, student body president of the local bible college. However, the long arms of the church defended the two and no charges were pressed. The case was declared as dead as David Harmon. Two decades later, two Olathe police officers revived the cold case making startling revelations that reopened old wounds and chasms within the Olathe community - revelations that rocked not only Olathe, but also the two well-healed towns in which Melinda and Mark resided. David's former wife and friend were now living separate, successful, law-abiding lives. Melinda lived in suburban Ohio, a devoted wife and mother of two. Mark had become a Harvard MBA, a high-paid corporate mover, a family man, and a respected community member in a wealthy suburb of New York City. Some twenty years after the brutal murder, each received the dreaded knock of justice at the door. A Cold-Blooded Business provides fascinating character studies of Melinda and Mark, killers who seemingly returned to normalcy after one blood-splattered night of violence. A fast-moving true crime narrative, A Cold-Blooded Business is a chilling exploration into the darkest depths of the human psyche.

©2013 Marek Fuchs (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Author: Marek Fuchs
Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
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Stay with Me

Summary

Was a little peace and quiet too much to hope for? Mac Montgomery spent two years watching his father play matchmaker for his brothers and their wives, and as the last Montgomery standing, he knew it wouldn't be long until all eyes would be on him. While he couldn't deny that things had worked out well for his siblings, the last thing that Mac wanted was to get married and settle down. He hadn't counted on his father not wanting to set him up with anyone. And he hadn't counted on Gina Micelli. After more than a dozen years away from her beloved family friends, Gina Micelli comes home to take care of her ailing father. Some of her most cherished memories are of the times she spent with the Montgomerys - and her crush on Mac. She was a child when she moved away, but now as a grown woman, the thought of seeing Mac again actually has her wondering about the possibilities. Ever the responsible one, Mac makes sure that Gina is taken care of during such an emotional time. He wants to see her as a friend, as the girl he remembers from his youth. Unfortunately the beautiful woman she has grown into has all thoughts of a platonic relationship flying out the window. Torn between honor and passion and peace or chaos, all Mac knows is that his life is never going to be the same. The timing is all wrong, but for two people fighting for control over their own lives, their response to one another is anything but.

©2013, 2015 Samantha Chase (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
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Homecoming

1 rating

Summary

There’s no place like home...but they’re not headed to Kansas. The Sanctuary is the hidden home of the Golden Circle-a sect of powerful mages. It’s a sacred place of learning, magic, and deep secrets. When Tristan discovers his father, Connor Montague is being held prisoner, he vows to return to the Sanctuary and release him. There’s only one problem. The Sanctuary has been taken over by Mage Oliver. An Elder who has unleashed the magistrates and promises to destroy Tristan the moment he steps foot on the mountain. Now together with the help of Simon, they must face a mountain of mages, free his father, and escape the Sanctuary before an Arch Mage erases them from existence.

©2018 Orlando A. Sanchez (P)2020 Orlando A. Sanchez

Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
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Existence

15 ratings

Summary

Best-selling, award-winning futurist David Brin returns to globe-spanning, high concept SF with Existence. Gerald Livingston is an orbital garbage collector. For a hundred years, people have been abandoning things in space, and someone has to clean it up. But there’s something spinning a little bit higher than he expects, something that isn’t on the decades’ old orbital maps. An hour after he grabs it and brings it in, rumors fill Earth’s infomesh about an "alien artifact". Thrown into the maelstrom of worldwide shared experience, the Artifact is a game-changer - a message in a bottle, an alien capsule that wants to communicate. The world reacts as humans always do: with fear and hope and selfishness and love and violence. And insatiable curiosity.

©2012 David Brin (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Author: David Brin
Length: 32 hrs and 25 mins
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Until There Was Us

Summary

Megan Montgomery has always been careful...except that one time she threw caution to the wind and hooked up with a sexy groomsman at her cousin's wedding. But that was two years ago? So why can't she stop thinking about Alex Rebat?  Alex has been living the good life. He loves his job, has a great circle of friends, and doesn't answer to anyone. The problem? There's only one woman he wants, and she ran out on him after one amazing weekend. But now that Megan's coming back to town, Alex hopes he can convince her to take another chance on him...and on a future that can only be built together.

©2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
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The Physics of Superheroes

Summary

A complete update to the hit book on the real physics at work in comic books, featuring more heroes, more villains, and more science.  Since 2001, James Kakalios has taught "Everything I Needed to Know About Physics I Learned from Reading Comic Books", a hugely popular university course that generated coast-to-coast media attention for its unique method of explaining complex physics concepts through comics. With The Physics of Superheroes, named one of the best science books of 2005 by Discover, he introduced his colorful approach to an even wider audience. Now Kakalios presents a totally updated, expanded edition that features even more superheroes and findings from the cutting edge of science. With three new chapters and completely revised throughout, the book that explains why Spider-Man's webbing failed his girlfriend, the probable cause of Krypton's explosion, and the Newtonian physics at work in Gotham City is electrifying from beginning to end.

©2009 James Kakalios (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
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All in a Drop

Summary

By building his own microscope, Antony van Leeuwenhoek advanced humanity's understanding of the oft-invisible world around us. Microbes are everywhere: in the soil and oceans, in snow, and inside our bodies. But in Antony van Leeuwenhoek’s time, people believed that what they saw with their own eyes was all that existed in the world. How did a simple tradesman - who didn’t go to college or speak English or Latin like all the other scientists - change everyone’s minds? Proving that remarkable discoveries can come from the most unexpected people and places, this eye-opening biography celebrates the power of curiosity, ingenuity, and persistence.

©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
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I'll Be There

Summary

Book number six in New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Samantha Chase's popular Montgomery series. This Montgomery Has a Head for Business Working for Zach Montgomery is challenging on many levels - coming from a wealthy and powerful family, he lives by his own rules and doesn't answer to anyone. But Gabriella Martine has no intention of backing down. She's used to handling stubborn men, and it doesn't hurt that Zach is smart, charismatic...and gorgeous. And a Heart for Adventure Zach's perfect world is turned upside down when a climbing accident leaves him broken, angry, and maddeningly dependent. In his slow quest for recovery, Gabriella is always there to help...but as Zach comes to see his beautiful assistant in a new light, he is forced to reevaluate what it really means to be a man worthy of Gabriella's love. Cover design by John Kicksee. Cover image copyright StockRocket/Fotolia.com

©2015 Samantha Chase (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
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Seattle Noir

Summary

Launched by the summer '04 award-winning best-seller Brooklyn Noir, Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies. Each book is comprised of all-new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city. Brand-new stories by: G. M. Ford, Skye Moody, R. Barri Flowers, Thomas P. Hopp, Patricia Harrington, Bharti Kirchner, Kathleen Alcalá, Simon Wood, Brian Thornton, Lou Kemp, Curt Colbert, Robert Lopresti, Paul S. Piper, and Stephan Magcosta. Early Seattle was a hardscrabble seaport filled with merchant sailors, longshoremen, lumberjacks, rowdy saloons, and a rough-and-tumble police force not immune to corruption and graft. By the mid-50s, the town had added Boeing to its claim to fame, but was still a mostly blue-collar burg that was infamously described as "a cultural dustbin" by the Seattle Symphony’s first conductor. Present-day Seattle has become a pricey, cosmopolitan center, home to Microsoft and Starbucks. The city is famous as the birthplace of grunge music, and possesses a flourishing art, theater, and club scene that many would have thought improbable just a few decades ago. But some things never change - crime being one of them. Seattle's evolution to high-finance and high-tech has simply provided even greater opportunity and reward to those who might be ethically, morally, or economically challenged (crooks, in other words). But most crooks are just ordinary people, not professional thieves or crime bosses - they might be your pleasant neighbor, your wife or lover, your grocer or hairdresser, your minister or banker or lifelong friend - yet even the most upright and honest of them sometimes fall to temptation. Within the stories of Seattle Noir, you will find: a wealthy couple whose marriage is filled with not-so-quiet desperation; a credit card scam that goes over-limit; femmes fatales and hommes fatales; a delicatessen owner whose case is less than kosher; a famous midget actor whose movie roles begin to shrink when he starts growing taller; an ex-cop who learns too much; a group of mystery writers whose fiction causes friction; a Native American shaman caught in a web of secrets and tribal allegiances; sex, lies, and slippery slopes.... and a cast of characters that always want more, not less.... unless.... The complete list of narrators includes Joe Barrett, Bronson Pinchot, Farah Bala, Carol Monda, Kevin T. Collins, Jonathan Davis, Scott Brick, Johnny Heller, David Ledoux, Kevin Free, William Dufris, and Ralph Lister.

©2009 Akashic Books (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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3zekiel

Summary

Deep within the Congo, a team of scientists prepares for the greatest event in the history of humanity, making first contact with an intelligent extraterrestrial species. Only the jungle is no place for doubts.  Could first contact be our last?

©2019 Peter Cawdron (P)2020 Tantor

Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
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Fives and Twenty-Fives

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It’s the rule - always watch your fives and twenty-fives. When a convoy halts to investigate a possible roadside bomb, stay in the vehicle and scan five meters in every direction. A bomb inside five meters cuts through the armor, killing everyone in the truck. Once clear, get out and sweep 25 meters. A bomb inside 25 meters kills the dismounted scouts investigating the road ahead. Fives and Twenty-Fives marks the measure of a marine’s life in the road-repair platoon. Dispatched to fill potholes on the highways of Iraq, the platoon works to assure safe passage for citizens and military personnel. Their mission lacks the glory of the infantry, but in a war where every pothole contains a hidden bomb, road repair brings its own danger. Lieutenant Donavan leads the platoon, painfully aware of his shortcomings and isolated by his rank. Doc Pleasant, the medic, joined for opportunity, but finds his pride undone as he watches friends die. And there’s Kateb, known to the Americans as Dodge, an Iraqi interpreter whose love of American culture - from hip-hop to the dog-eared copy of Huck Finn he carries - is matched only by his disdain for what Americans are doing to his country. Returning home, they exchange one set of decisions and repercussions for another, struggling to find a place in a world that no longer knows them. A debut both transcendent and rooted in the flesh, Fives and Twenty-Fives is a deeply necessary novel.

©2014 Michael Pitre (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
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Putting the Science in Fiction

Summary

Science and technology have starring roles in a wide range of genres - science-fiction, fantasy, thriller, mystery, and more. Unfortunately, many depictions of technical subjects in literature, film, and television are pure fiction. A basic understanding of biology, physics, engineering, and medicine will help you create more realistic stories that satisfy discerning readers. This book brings together scientists, physicians, engineers, and other experts to help you: Understand the basic principles of science, technology, and medicine that are frequently featured in fiction Avoid common pitfalls and misconceptions to ensure technical accuracy Write realistic and compelling scientific elements that will captivate readers Brainstorm and develop new science- and technology-based story ideas Whether writing about mutant monsters, rogue viruses, giant spaceships, or even murders and espionage, Putting the Science in Fiction will have something to help every writer craft better fiction.

©2018 Dan Koboldt (P)2019 Tantor

Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
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The Last Minute

Summary

Sam Capra must commit an impossible assassination - or he will lose the only person in the world who matters to him.... Sam Capra has one reason to live: to rescue his baby son from the people who abducted him. An ex-CIA agent, Sam now owns bars around the world as cover for his real mission - working undercover for a secret network as mysterious as it is powerful, while using his skills to find his child.  Now the kidnappers have offered a deadly deal: they'll surrender Sam's child...if Sam finds and murders the one man who can expose them. Teaming up with a desperate young mother whose daughter is also missing, Sam tracks his prey - and his son - across the country in a dangerous race against time, and must unravel a deadly conspiracy if he's to rescue the only person in the world that matters to him. 

©2012 Jeff Abbott (P)2012 Hachette Audio

Author: Jeff Abbott
Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
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Service

15 ratings

Summary

Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell returned from his star-crossed mission in Afghanistan with his bones shattered and his heart broken. So many had given their lives to save him-and he would have readily done the same for them. As he recuperated, he wondered why he and others, from America's founding to today, had been willing to sacrifice everything-including themselves-for the sake of family, nation, and freedom. In Service, we follow Marcus Luttrell to Iraq, where he returns to the battlefield as a member of SEAL Team 5 to help take on the most dangerous city in the world: Ramadi, the capital of war-torn Al Anbar Province. There, in six months of high-intensity urban combat, he would be part of what has been called the greatest victory in the history of U.S. Special Operations forces. We also return to Afghanistan and Operation Redwing, where Luttrell offers powerful new details about his miraculous rescue. Throughout, he reflects on what it really means to take on a higher calling, about the men he's seen lose their lives for their country, and the legacy of those who came and bled before. A thrilling war story, Service is also a profoundly moving tribute to the warrior brotherhood, to the belief that nobody goes it alone, and no one will be left behind.

©2012 Marcus Luttrell (P)2012 Hachette

Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
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Dream Dark: A Beautiful Creatures Story

1 rating

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When Link joined his best friend, Ethan Wate, on a quest through a mysterious network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, he knew the journey would be dangerous. But returning home to Gatlin, South Carolina, was just the beginning.... Wounded during a climactic battle, Link discovers that tending his injuries won't be as simple as visiting a doctor, and that healing his arm should be the least of his worries. For being bitten by a Supernatural does more than break the skin - it changes a person, inside and out, turning Link into someone more and more like the dark creature who injured him. In this never-before-seen short story by New York Times best-selling authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, listeners witness Link's heart-racing transformation. Dream Dark is set before the much-anticipated third Beautiful Creatures novel, Beautiful Chaos, and as a special bonus includes an exclusive sneak peek at the first five chapters.

©2011 Kami Garcia (P)2011 Hachette

Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
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The Red

9 ratings

Summary

Reality TV and advanced technology make for high drama in this political thriller that combines the military action of Zero Dark Thirty with the classic science fiction of The Forever War. Lieutenant James Shelley, who has an uncanny knack for premeditating danger, leads a squad of advanced US Army military tasked with enforcing the peace around a conflict in sub-Saharan Africa. The squad members are linked wirelessly 24/7 to themselves and a central intelligence that guides them via drone relay - and unbeknownst to Shelley and his team, they are being recorded for a reality TV show. When an airstrike almost destroys their outpost, a plot begins to unravel that's worthy of Crichton and Clancy's best. The conflict soon involves rogue defense contractors, corrupt US politicians, and homegrown terrorists who possess nuclear bombs. Soon Shelley must accept that the helpful warnings in his head could be AI. But what is the cost of serving its agenda?

©2013 Linda Nagata (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Author: Linda Nagata
Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
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A Gatlin Wedding

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A Gatlin Wedding: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience! * Does it always come down to Destiny? The Wheel of Fate? Who's behind that Wheel? What kind of idiot is doing the driving around here? The day has finally arrived: Mitchell Wate and Lillian English are getting married. Everyone has come together - Ethan and Lena, John and Liv, even Link is back in town - and there's enough pie to make Amma proud. But despite the joyous occasion, Ethan can't help but worry that something feels...off. When Siren-turned-Hybrid Caster Ridley blows into town unannounced, Ethan's suspicions are confirmed. And it's worse than he imagined: Silas Ravenwood is coming for them, and no one in Gatlin is safe. Has the Wheel of Fate finally caught up to them, or can the Casters and Mortals come together to stop it in its tracks? New York Times best-selling authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl reveal Gatlin's destiny in this not-to-be-missed final installment of Beautiful Creatures: The Untold Stories. *Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout.

©2016 Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (P)2016 Hachette Audio

Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
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Dragons & Demigods: A Montague & Strong Detective Novel

1 rating

Summary

Revenge is a dish best served cold...unless dragons are involved. Then make it hot, flaming hot. George Rott wants revenge. After the death of his daughter, Cassandra, he vowed to find and destroy all the dragons. When he locates one of their hidden enclaves within the city, he enlists the help of an angry and unstable demigod to make them all pay. If he launches an attack, he risks angering the dragons, plunging the city into an all-out war, and getting the unwanted attention of powerful gods. Now Simon, with Tristan’s help, must find and stop George before he turns the city into his personal battlefield, killing them all. Will Tristan and Simon find George in time? Will they avoid becoming dragon dinner? Join Montague & Strong in a thrilling adventure as they face off against dragons, demigods, and a father’s thirst for revenge! 

©2018 Orlando A. Sanchez (P)2020 Orlando A. Sanchez

Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
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Kansas City Noir

Summary

Brand-new stories by: Daniel Woodrell, Matthew Eck, Catherine Browder, Nancy Pickard, John Lutz, J. Malcolm Garcia, Kevin Prufer, Linda Rodriguez, Nadia Pflaum, Phong Nguyen, Andres Rodriguez, and others. Kansas City: where East and West collide, where naked ambition meets broken dreams, where blues and the night go together like rye whiskey, vermouth, and bitters. Yes, Kansas City is a surprising place of grit, gore, and betrayal, at least in the imaginations of our diverse lineup of contributors. Kansas City Noir, another in Akashic's series of geographically specific anthologies, peels back the aura of civility and captures the raw truths of the human condition as lived in this heartland, third-coast city. Among the collection's contributors are Daniel Woodrell, author of the modern classic Winter's Bone and the recent, much lauded story collection, The Outlaw Album; Matthew Eck, author of the noted war novel The Farther Shore; veteran short-fiction writer Catherine Browder; Edgar Award-winning mystery novelists Nancy Pickard and John Lutz; and J. Malcolm Garcia, whose reporting from the war in Afghanistan informs a disturbing tale of restless angst and dislocation. Kansas City Noir takes a compelling tour of the streets of a vibrant American city, complete with accents of jazz, barbecue, and the deeply rooted blues.

©2012 Akashic Books (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Murder in Paradise

4 ratings

Summary

Three pulse-pounding stories from the world's number-one best-selling writer in one book! The Lawyer Lifeguard with Doug Allyn: Are you the lawyer who got blown up with his girlfriend? Defense lawyer Brian Lord survived the car bomb that killed his fiancée. Out of work and out of his mind, he takes on a lifeguard job at the beach. But there's one wave he'll never see coming.... The Doctor's Plot with Connor Hyde: Abi Brenner is the new medical examiner in the Napa Valley, a dream job in a dream location. But her fairy tale will take a terrifying turn when she uncovers a series of murders - with one sinister thing in common. The Shut-In with Duane Swierczynski: A woman who has solar urticaria, an uncommon allergy to the sun, watches the outside world through a flying drone as she is confined to her studio apartment. But when her high-tech toy records a vicious murder, she's determined to track down the killer - a killer who knows she's being watched.

©2018 James Patterson (P)2018 Hachette Audio

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Philadelphia Noir

Summary

Launched with the summer '04 award-winning best-seller Brooklyn Noir, Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies. Each book is comprised of all-new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book. Featuring brand-new stories by: Meredith Anthony, Diane Ayres, Cordelia Frances Biddle, Keith Gilman, Cary Holladay, Solomon Jones, Gerald Kolpan, Aimee LaBrie, Halimah Marcus, Carlin Romano, Asali Solomon, Laura Spagnoli, Duane Swierczynski, Dennis Tafoya, and Jim Zervanos. From the introduction to Philadelphia Noir: "America's first great city, first capital, and first industrial metropolis contained from the beginning the mix of poor workers and elite culture, of ethnic enclaves and religious intolerance, of easy skullduggery and flesh-pot possibilities, that led Lincoln Steffens in 1903 to famously rule it "corrupt and contented". Colonel William Markham, deputy governor of Pennsylvania from 1693 to 1699 (and William Penn's cousin), was the first official on the take, hiding pirates at one hundred pounds a head, including Captain Kidd himself. We've had many similarly devoted public servants since... Per capita, Philadelphia matches any city, weirdo incident for weirdo incident. But we trump everyone on history... With apologies, you won't find the obvious here. Having served as literary critic of the Philadelphia Inquirer for 25 years, and written more stories on "Philadelphia literature" than anyone living, I thank my contributors for their very limited references to hoagies, cheesesteaks, water ice, soft pretzels, and waitresses who call their customers "Hon". There's no glimpse of Claes Oldenburg's Clothespin or the rowers by the Waterworks, and only one passing mention of Rocky. Truth is, we don’t talk much about those things. We just live our lives."

©2010 Akashic Books (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Present Shock

Summary

"If the end of the twentieth century can be characterized by futurism, the twenty-first can be defined by presentism." This is the moment we’ve been waiting for, explains award-winning media theorist Douglas Rushkoff, but we don’t seem to have any time in which to live it. Instead we remain poised and frozen, overwhelmed by an always-on, live-streamed reality that our human bodies and minds can never truly inhabit. And our failure to do so has had wide-ranging effects on every aspect of our lives. People spent the twentieth century obsessed with the future. We created technologies that would help connect us faster, gather news, map the planet, compile knowledge, and connect with anyone, at any time. We strove for an instantaneous network where time and space could be compressed. Well, the future’s arrived. We live in a continuous now enabled by Twitter, email, and a so-called real-time technological shift. Yet this “now” is an elusive goal that we can never quite reach. And the dissonance between our digital selves and our analog bodies has thrown us into a new state of anxiety: present shock. Rushkoff weaves together seemingly disparate events and trends into a rich, nuanced portrait of how life in the eternal present has affected our biology, behavior, politics, and culture. He explains how the rise of zombie apocalypse fiction signals our intense desire for an ending; how the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street form two sides of the same post-narrative coin; how corporate investing in the future has been replaced by futile efforts to game the stock market in real time; why social networks make people anxious and email can feel like an assault. He examines how the tragedy of 9/11 disconnected an entire generation from a sense of history, and delves into why conspiracy theories actually comfort us. As both individuals and communities, we have a choice. We can struggle through the onslaught of information and play an eternal game of catch-up. Or we can choose to live in the present: favor eye contact over texting; quality over speed; and human quirks over digital perfection. Rushkoff offers hope for anyone seeking to transcend the false now. Absorbing and thought-provoking, Present Shock is a wide-ranging, deep thought meditation on what it means to be human in real time.

©2013 Douglas Rushkoff (P)2013 Audible Inc.

Length: 11 hrs
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Bullets & Blades

1 rating

Summary

Sometimes magic doesn’t get the point across. Sometimes the point of a blade is required.   After unleashing the power of the neutralizer, Tristan finds himself without the ability to cast magic. Assured this is a temporary condition, Tristan and Simon decide it’s the perfect opportunity to take some much needed time off.  That is until a group of dark mages enters the city looking for Master Yat. Now the Montague & Strong Detective Agency must face and eliminate the threat. There’s only one problem. William Montague, Tristan’s lost brother, is leading the mages.  Without magic, Tristan must face mages intent on killing his friend and teacher, find a way to restore his powers, and stop his brother from bringing a greater darkness to the city, dooming them all.   Sometimes the best answer isn’t a spell. Some situations can only be resolved with bullets and blades.  Join Montague & Strong in a thrilling adventure as they face off against dark mages, undead creatures, and a brother intent on a fatal family reunion! 

©2018, 2020 Orlando A. Sanchez (P)2020 Orlando A. Sanchez

Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
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The Trials

6 ratings

Summary

In the wake of nuclear terrorism, a squad of elite soldiers must combat artificial intelligence and seek justice in this military political thriller, a sequel to The Red. Lieutenant James Shelley and his squad of US Army soldiers were on a quest for justice when they carried out the unauthorized mission known as First Light. They returned home to America to face a court-martial, determined to expose the corruption in the chain of command that compelled their actions. But in a country still reeling from the nuclear terrorism of Coma Day, the courtroom is just one battlefield of many. A new cycle of violence ignites when rumors of the elusive, rogue AI known as the Red go public - and Shelley is, once again, pulled into the fray. Challenged by his enemies, driven by ideals, Shelley feels compelled to act. But are the harrowing choices he makes really his own, or are they made for him by the Red? And with millions of lives at stake in a game of nuclear cat and mouse, does the answer even matter?

©2015 Linda Nagata (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Author: Linda Nagata
Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
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Iron Will

33 ratings

Summary

In the first book, Hadjar lost it all. His body ruined, parents dead, and his title of Prince replaced by a slave collar. It seemed like Primus had deprived him of everything. But no one can take away a man's will to fight. Even if his heart turns into a bleeding stone due to endless grief and suffering, it won't matter. The most important thing was that he still had the will to go on. The thought of taking revenge on his family's murderers gave him the strength to survive. After receiving a piece of the mighty Dragon's heart, he regained his strength and enlisted in the army, where he made real friends and fought by their side in many battles. He started harnessing his new power and acquiring great knowledge. Hadjar has already had many adventures, but this is only the beginning of his great journey, full of magical mysteries, palace intrigues, epic battles, tempestuous love and the cultivation of his power...

©2019 Kirill Klevanski (P)2020 Tantor

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He Was Not Prepared

1 rating

Summary

Fountain of Youth, or Valley of Death? While eating his supper of microwave popcorn, PhD student-genius Salinger Jacobs is grabbed from his apartment in California, stuck on a C-130 military plane, and sent to the Sahara Desert to witness the reality of the ZOO for himself.   With the life expectancy of untrained scientists working inside the ZOO measured in hours, he has a lot to learn. Fast. First order of business? How do you shoot a gun, and just how much is that plant worth? The government needs the best of the best military and scientific minds working out how to pull the secrets from the ZOO, while keeping the deadly fauna and flora in check.   There is one major problem, Salinger doesn't even have a PhD. If he can stay alive long enough, he might be able to afford something besides packaged microwave popcorn to eat. That is a big if.

©2018 Michael Todd and Michael Anderle (P)2020 Tantor

Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
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Justice Comes Due

Summary

Sometimes the good guys win and the bad guys end up dead. But that isn't how it always goes down. In the ZOO, you are either fast and lucky or you are dead. Heavy Metal has a few videos that are out gaining attention in parts of the world, and that doesn't bode well for them. Some people are noticing that Sal and his team have someone extra-special working with them, and they want a piece of her...or all of her. This time, it's back to basics for Heavy Metal with just Sal, Madigan, and Courtney. Are they enough to save their friend? When the enemy is better than you, move to a fighting ground you have more experience in. The ZOO is agnostic - it will kill everyone it can.

©2019 Michael Todd and Micahel Anderle (P)2021 Tantor

Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
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Full Moon Howl

1 rating

Summary

Broken bodies and bloody messages are appearing in the darkest corners of New York City. Infected werewolves are roaming the streets attacking innocents. The Dark Council demands answers. They summon Simon and Tristan to investigate. The evidence points to the work of a powerful mage, unfortunately, there is only one mage in the city powerful enough to cause this kind of infection - Tristan Montague. Now, Simon and Tristan must locate the source of the magical infection before the Dark Council declares Tristan a dark mage, destroys the werewolves, and shatters the fragile peace in the supernatural community.

©2017 Orlando A. Sanchez (P)2018 Tantor

Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
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Dangerous Dream

1 rating

Summary

The number-one New York Times best-selling Beautiful Creatures series continues in this brand-new story. Catch up with Ethan, Lena, and Link as they finally graduate from high school and get ready to leave the small Southern town of Gatlin. But when Dark Caster Ridley makes an appearance, the sometime bad girl can't resist picking a fight with her sometime boyfriend, Link. Angry and rebellious as ever, Ridley ends up alone in New York City and becomes entangled in the dangerous underground Caster club scene, where the stakes are high and losers pay the ultimate price. Where's a Linkubus when you need him?

©2013 Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (P)2013 Hachette Audio

Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
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Beautiful Creatures

3 ratings

Summary

Beautiful Creatures: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience!*  Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps, and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.   Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.   In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything. *Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout.  

©2009 Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
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A Case of Redemption

5 ratings

Summary

The second electrifying thriller from the "gifted writer" (Publishers Weekly) and author of A Conflict of Interest. A high-profile attorney in the middle of a leave of absence following a personal tragedy is drawn back into the legal arena amidst a media firestorm when he agrees to represent a popular rap artist accused of brutally murdering his pop star girlfriend. With its powerful voice, pause-resisting tension, and strong cast of characters, Adam Mitzner’s novels are reminiscent of such best-selling authors as Scott Turow and John Grisham.

©2013 Adam Mitzner (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Author: Adam Mitzner
Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
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More of Me

Summary

When Ryder Montgomery shows up on her doorstep 10 years after breaking her heart, Casey can't decide which burns hotter - her desire to be with him or the pain he left her with....

©2013, 2015 Samantha Chase (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
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Grant Takes Command

3 ratings

Summary

A thrilling account of the final years of the War Between the States and the great general who led the Union to victory. This conclusion of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Bruce Catton's acclaimed Civil War history of General Ulysses S. Grant begins in the summer of 1863. After Grant's bold and decisive triumph over the Confederate Army at Vicksburg - a victory that wrested control of the Mississippi River from Southern hands - President Abraham Lincoln promoted Grant to the head of the Army of the Potomac. The newly named general was virtually unknown to the nation and to the Union's military high command, but he proved himself in the brutal closing year and a half of the War Between the States. Grant's strategic brilliance and unshakeable tenacity crushed the Confederacy in the battles of the Overland Campaign in Virginia and the Siege of Petersburg. In the spring of 1865, Grant finally forced Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House, thus ending the bloodiest conflict on American soil. Although tragedy struck only days later when Lincoln - whom Grant called "incontestably the greatest man I have ever known" - was assassinated, Grant's military triumphs would ensure that the president's principles of unity and freedom would endure. In Grant Takes Command, Catton offers listeners an in-depth portrait of an extraordinary warrior and unparalleled military strategist whose brilliant battlefield leadership saved an endangered Union.

©1968, 1969 Little, Brown and Company, Inc. (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Author: Bruce Catton
Length: 25 hrs and 21 mins
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A Face Like Glass

1 rating

Summary

"Narrator Kevin T. Collins's style is affecting as he delivers this engaging novel, which is rich with backstories.... Listeners will be transported to Caverna by Collins's vivid descriptions of the strange place and even more peculiar people. After seven years, Neverfell's maturity is audible as she observes the inequality that surrounds her when she leaves the safety of Grandible's home. Her fear will be shared by listeners as she realizes that she's in danger because of her expressive face. The touching epilogue brings a satisfying conclusion." (AudioFile magazine)  A Face Like Glass is an astonishing and imaginative novel from the Costa Award-winning author of The Lie Tree, Frances Hardinge.  In the underground city of Caverna, the world's most skilled craftsmen toil in the darkness to create delicacies beyond compare - wines that can remove memories, cheeses that can make you hallucinate, and perfumes that convince you to trust the wearer, even as they slit your throat. The people of Caverna are more ordinary, but for one thing: their faces are as blank as untouched snow. Expressions must be learned, and only the famous Facesmiths can teach a person to show (or fake) joy, despair, or fear - at a price.  Into this dark and distrustful world comes Neverfell, a little girl with no memory of her past and a face so terrifying to those around her that she must wear a mask at all times. For Neverfell's emotions are as obvious on her face as those of the most skilled Facesmiths, though entirely genuine. And that makes her very dangerous indeed. 

©2012 Frances Hardinge (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
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Adrenaline (Booktrack Edition)

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Adrenaline: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience!* "If you knew this was our final day together, what would you say to me?" "Anything but good-bye. I can't ever say good-bye to you." Sam Capra is living the life of his dreams. He's a brilliant young CIA agent. His wife Lucy is seven months pregnant with their first child. They have a wonderful home, and are deeply in love. They have everything they could hope for...until they lose it all in one horrifying moment.  Sam receives a call from Lucy while he's at work. She tells him to leave the building immediately. He does...just before it explodes, killing everyone inside. Lucy vanishes, and Sam wakes up in a prison cell. As the lone survivor of the attack, he is branded by the CIA as a murderer and a traitor.  Escaping from the agency, Sam launches into a desperate hunt to save his kidnapped wife and child, and to reveal the unknown enemy who has set him up and stolen his family. But the destruction of Sam's life was only step one in an extraordinary plot - and now Sam must become a new kind of hero.  *Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout.

©2011 Jeff Abbott (P)2020 Hachette Audio

Author: Jeff Abbott
Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
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Sugar Pop Moon

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Jersey Leo is the quintessential outsider - an albino of mixed race. Known as "Snowball" on the street, he makes a living as the bartender at a mob-run speakeasy in Prohibition-era Hell's Kitchen. Being neither black nor white, he has no group to call his own. His own mother abandoned him as a baby. And his father - a former boxing champ with his own secrets - disapproves of Jersey's work at a dive owned by one of New York's most notorious gangsters. So when he inadvertently purchases counterfeit moonshine ("sugar pop moon") with his boss's money - a potentially fatal mistake - he must go undercover to track down the bootlegger who took him in. The clues lead to Philadelphia, where he runs into a cleaver-swinging madman out for his femurs and a cold-blooded gangster holed up on a Christmas-tree farm. Now with a price on his head in two cities, Jersey seeks help from the only man he can trust, his father. As the two delve into the origins of the mysterious sugar pop moon, stunning secrets about Jersey's past come to light. To ensure his future, Jersey must face his past, even if it means that life will never return to normal.

©2013 John Florio (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Author: John Florio
Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
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The Origin of Dracula

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Winner, Best Horror Novel, 2016 Best Book Awards Semi-Finalist, 2016 Kindle Book Awards "The past isn't dead. It isn't even past." (William Faulkner) Between mourning the recent loss of his wife and trying to raise his young son alone, librarian John Grant is barely surviving. And then he receives an anonymous letter promising a terrible revenge - retribution for a childhood sin John had thought long forgotten. The threat couldn't be crueler: I will kill your precious son on his seventh birthday. Now John's only chance to save his son is to play the "game" his enemy has laid out for him. A game involving clues buried in literary fiction. Impossibly, these clues are planted in novels written centuries before John was even born. But soon the line between fact and fiction begins to blur, and the trail of clues forces John into a confrontation with an unimaginable evil.

©2015 Irving Belateche (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
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The Roswell Legacy

1 rating

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Does extraterrestrial life exist? Have alien beings actually visited Earth and, indeed, left clear traces of their visits? One man has the answer...and his son can now break the silence.   The Roswell Legacy is the story of Major Jesse Marcel, the intelligence officer for the 509th Bomber Group (famous for dropping the atomic bomb on Japan), and the first military officer to reach the scene of one of the most famous and enduring UFO events in the recorded history of mankind.  This book documents the recovery of debris from the crash of an extraterrestrial craft and how the Marcel family became forever linked to the event. It details what the debris looked like, how it greatly differed from that of the "weather balloon" that was supposedly recovered, and the physical characteristics that prove it could have only come from a technology that was not available in the 1940s (or, perhaps, even now).

©2009 Jesse Marcel, Jr. and Linda Marcel (P)2020 Tantor

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The First Order

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Sam Capra is on a one-man mission to find his brother.... And to stop a war. The First Order Two brothers. One dead, executed by extremists on a grainy video. The other forged into a top undercover agent. But now Sam Capra has reason to believe that his brother, Danny, may be alive. And if Danny has been living a secret life these past years, where has he been - and what has he become? Sam's desperate search for his brother leads him into a modern heart of darkness: the Russian elite inner circle, a group of ruthless ex-KGB billionaires who owe fealty to Russia's corrupt president, Morozov. One of these men wants Morozov dead. And Danny will be the one to kill him - on American soil. To save his brother - and to save the world from certain war - Sam, along with his mysterious partner, Mila, must stop Danny from killing Morozov. The mission will take Sam from the slums of Pakistan to the hipster galleries of Brooklyn to the Caribbean playgrounds of the superrich. And as Sam untangles the secret past locked in his brother's heart, he may be forced to make a choice between his brother - and the greater good....

©2016 Jeff Abbott (P)2016 Hachette Audio

Author: Jeff Abbott
Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
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Thief's Curse

1 rating

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Damaged. Rebellious. Vengeful. When Rideon's scheme to rescue his brother goes horribly wrong, he forms a new plan - one that turns former allies into foes. Rebelling against the rule of the cunning thief king, he steals the dreaded Thief's Blade and leads a dangerous faction of the guild on a new mission. But the past isn't done with Rideon. A new opportunity for vengeance beckons. After the ambitious son of a noble offers a tempting deal, a deadly bargain is struck, leading Rideon down a treacherous path. Can he resist the call of darkness, control the magic of his cursed amulet, and hold together his growing band of followers? Or will one final gamble bring about the end of Rideon the Red Hand?

©2017 C. Greenwood (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Author: C. Greenwood
Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
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Her Destiny

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I knew from the moment I first saw him he was the one. The only boy I could ever want. The only boy I could ever love. They say he's bad for me. But I know he's not. Until the day he rejects me. And breaks my heart. Completely. Everything changes in the blink of an eye. My entire life as I've known it is...gone. Secrets are revealed. Promises once made are irrevocably broken. There's no way my family can get back to what we once were. So when Nicholas Fairfield walks back into my life like he never left it, I'm furious. Thrilled. Irritated. Excited. Conflicted. Despite my confusion, I want to be with him. I love him. But danger lurks where we least expect it. Someone will do whatever it takes to tear us apart. All I know is: I won't let them. Because Nick Fairfield? He's mine. Mature Content. Recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual situations and language.

©2014 Monica Murphy (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
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Meant for You

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She dares to dream.... Summer Montgomery wants to be taken seriously almost as much as she wants her brother's best friend, Ethan. But with a long resume of seemingly random career choices and a protective brother on watch, those things are nothing more than pipe dreams.... Does he dare to try? Ethan Reed would like nothing more than to live by his own rules. Not wanting to disappoint his best friend, Zach, or any of the Montgomerys, Ethan's had to push his long-denied feelings for Summer aside. But it only takes one night away from watchful eyes to make impossible dreams come true....

©2015 Samantha Chase (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
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Land of Demons

13 ratings

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Kirill Klevanski presents book seven in the Dragon Heart series.

©2020 Kirill Klevanski (P)2020 Tantor

Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
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All Out

2 ratings

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Take a journey through time and genres to discover stories where queer teens live, love, and shape the world around them.     Seventeen young adult authors across the queer spectrum have come together to create a collection of beautifully written diverse historical fiction for teens.      From a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood set in war-torn 1870s Mexico featuring a transgender soldier, to two girls falling in love while mourning the death of Kurt Cobain, forbidden love in a 16th-century Spanish convent, or an asexual girl discovering her identity amid the 1970s roller-disco scene, All Out tells a diverse range of stories across cultures, time periods and identities, shedding light on an area of history often ignored or forgotten.   Featuring original stories from: Malinda Lo Mackenzi Lee Robin Talley Kody Keplinger Elliot Wake Anna-Marie McLemore Shaun David Hutchinson Dahlia Adler Tess Sharpe Kate Scelsa Natalie C. Parker Sara Farizan Nilah Magruder Tessa Gratton Tehlor Kay Mejia Alex Sanchez Scott Tracey 

©2018 Saundra Mitchell (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Interview with the Robot

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Ages 10+ Fugitive. Criminal. Robot. A sci-fi adventure for young listeners, Interview with the Robot introduces a unique heroine who seeks the truth about herself. Eve looks like an ordinary 12-year-old girl, but there’s nothing ordinary about her. She has no last name. No parents or guardian. She’s on the run from a dangerous and secretive organization that will stop at nothing to track her down. And most astonishing of all: she’s a robot, a product of Eden Laboratories. When Eve discovers the truth, she realizes everything she thought she knew about herself is a lie. Eve manages to escape, fleeing the lab, the only home she’s ever known. After being arrested for shoplifting, Eve is interviewed by Petra Amis from Child Welfare Services. Her incredible story unfolds during the interrogation, with flashbacks to her life inside Eden Laboratories, which has a dark secret. Listeners follow Eve from her first moment of consciousness to her evolution as a nearly-human companion to Emory, the son of the founder of Eden Laboratories. Exploring a range of topics that drive our society and our lives—topics such as artificial intelligence and human nature - Interview with the Robot is a story told by a startlingly original protagonist, a story that explores the vast potential of technology and the deep complexities of humanity. 

©2020 Lee Bacon (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Backstabbing Little Assets

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Sal is hard at work trying to figure out if he can keep his crazy little company afloat, and now he wants to add more headcount?  Kennedy isn't sure what is going on inside his young and not-all-that-wise head.    Courtney is worried that the new hire Salinger wants might not be the best choice for the company - or her.   When an unexpected call comes in, Salinger's team gets changed around drastically. He and Kennedy have to scramble to figure out how to balance it again. Can they produce the income they need or will they run out of time and end up food for the creatures in the ZOO?   Courtney is having a fight of her own, but the billionaire who is pushing her has no idea how the ZOO has stiffened Courtney's backbone. But can Courtney handle this different type of pressure?   In the ZOO, you always expect the unexpected, but this time it is the outside world that throws a monkey-wrench into the action. Can Salinger keep his friendships afloat and stay out of the claws (or mouths) of the denizens of the ZOO?   Salinger Jacobs is working to build his company as fast as possible. Will he make a few mistakes he can't think his way out of?

©2019 Michael Todd and Michael Anderle (P)2020 Tantor

Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
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The Golem

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It’s uncomfortable between a rock and a hard place. When the NYTF reports that a golem, a large rock creature, is terrorizing parts of the city and destroying hubs of power, Ezra calls on Montague & Strong to investigate and stop the creature. Their first reaction is to refuse. Except there’s one problem. No one refuses Ezra, a personification of death, without grave consequences. Now, Monty and Simon, together with Ursula of the Damned, must uncover how the golem was created and who would use it to destroy hubs of power, without being crushed in the process. What they uncover will have them face a power beyond their abilities and make choices with dire consequences. Consequences they may not be ready for...yet.

©2019, 2020 Orlando A. Sanchez (P)2021 Orlando A. Sanchez

Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
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Trust in Me

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Book number two in Samantha Chase's popular Montgomery series. All work and no play...would make Jason Montgomery a very happy man. Ever since his brother had married a woman who worked for their company, Jason has been walking around fending off the unwanted advances of all of the single women in his employ. Now, with a make-or-break business expansion in the works, Jason needs an assistant he can trust not to mix business with romance. For three years Maggie Barrett has happily hid in the shadows of Montgomery's. After dealing with her own unwanted advances from her previous employer, staying under the radar was working just fine for her. But now she's thrown into the spotlight as Jason's assistant because he believes her to be a safe choice because she's married. The only problem? She's not. Working in close proximity wasn't supposed to be an issue. The lines of their relationship were clearly defined. But when a mutual respect turns into a mutual attraction, how will Maggie explain that the only thing holding Jason back was just a little white lie?

©2015 Samantha Chase (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
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Inside Jobs

2 ratings

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Three offbeat stories of crime and conundrum, set in the present moment, from the New York Times best-selling, Edgar Award-winning author of Underground Airlines and The Last Policeman. Inside Jobs: Tales from a Time of Quarantine includes: "The Crimson Parrot" It's not easy masterminding the crime of the century when your whole gang is working from home. A high-stakes tale of larceny, deception, and teleconferencing.  "The Cape House" As the world shifts around them, two estranged brothers end up in their childhood home. But it's the memories they unearth that will change them forever. "Stop Motion" With endless time on her hands, an apartment-bound young woman gets to all the hobbies she's neglected - martial arts, playing the sax, photography...and solving a murder? 

©2020 Ben H. Winters (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC

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Hell Hath No Fury: A Montague & Strong Detective Novel

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Hell hath no fury…like an angry god of the underworld.   Persephone is missing. When Hades uses every resource at his disposal and fails to locate his wife, he takes drastic measures. He hires the Montague & Strong Detective Agency to locate her, bring her back to him, and most importantly, find out who dared to kidnap his wife.  Now, Monty and Strong must uncover a plot to overthrow Hades and steal the underworld, return Persephone to her husband unharmed, and prevent a god from unleashing his wrath and starting a celestial battle royale.  It’s not the end of the world…but it’s going to be close.

©2019, 2020 Orlando A. Sanchez (P)2020 Orlando A. Sanchez

Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
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The Martian Emperor

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The thrilling second Chronological Man Adventure! When a giant airship descends on New York City in 1892 and threatens destruction if the world doesn't submit to the Martian flag, it's up to the mysterious Smith, inventor and adventurer, to find out what forces are at work. From the dangerous basement fan-tan parlors of Chinatown to the top of the Statue of Liberty's torch, Smith and his brilliant assistant, April Malone, will have to unravel the clues and avoid danger lurking behind every corner. To stop the menace they'll need to enlist the help of Theodore Roosevelt and other early 20th-century heroes. The second book in The Chronological Man series, The Martian Emperor combines mystery, airship battles, and backroom Tammany Hall politics against the backdrop of a world on the verge of war.

©2011 Andrew Mayne (P)2020 Tantor

Author: Andrew Mayne
Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
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Glory Road

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The riveting saga of a nation at war with itself - from the Union Army's disaster at Fredericksburg to its costly triumph at Gettysburg - by Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War chronicler Bruce Catton. In the second book of the Army of the Potomac Trilogy, Bruce Catton - one of America's most honored Civil War historians - once again brings the great battles and the men who fought them to breathtaking life. As the War Between the States moved through its second bloody year, General Ambrose Burnside was selected by President Lincoln to replace the ineffectual George "Little Mac" McClellan as commander of the Union Army. But the hope that greeted Burnside's ascension was quickly dashed in December 1862 in the wake of his devastating defeat at Fredericksburg. Following Burnside's exit, a mediocre new commander, Joseph "Fighting Joe" Hooker, turned a sure victory into tragedy at Chancellorsville, continuing the Union's woes and ensuring Robert E. Lee's greatest triumph of the war. But the tide began to turn over the course of three days in July 1863, when the Union won a decisive victory on the battlefield of Gettysburg. Months later, Lincoln would give his historic address on this ground, honoring the fallen soldiers and strengthening the Union Army's resolve to fight for a united and equal nation for all of its people. With brilliant insight, color, and detail, Catton interweaves thrilling narratives of combat with remarkable portrayals of politics and life on the home front. Glory Road is a sweeping account of extraordinary bravery and shocking incompetence during what were arguably the war's darkest days.

©1952 Bruce Catton (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Author: Bruce Catton
Category: History, Military
Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
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Fuse

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We want our son returned. This girl is proof that we can save you all. If you ignore our plea, we will kill our hostages one at a time. To be a Pure is to be perfect, untouched by Detonations that scarred the Earth, and sheltered inside the paradise that is the Dome. But Partridge escaped to the outside world, where Wretches struggle to survive amid smoke and ash. Now, at the command of Partridge's father, the Dome is unleashing nightmare after nightmare upon the Wretches in an effort to get him back. At Partridge's side is a small band of those united against the Dome: Lyda, the warrior; Bradwell, the revolutionary; El Capitan, the guard; and Pressia, the young woman whose mysterious past ties her to Partridge in ways she never could have imagined. Long ago a plan was hatched that could mean the Earth's ultimate doom. Now only Partridge and Pressia can set things right. To save millions of innocent lives, Partridge must risk his own by returning to the Dome and facing his most terrifying challenge. And Pressia, armed only with a mysterious Black Box containing a set of cryptic clues, must travel to the very ends of the Earth, to a place where no map can guide her. If they succeed, the world will be saved. But should they fail, humankind will pay a terrible price.... Book 2 of the Pure Trilogy.

©2013 Julianna Baggott (P)2013 Hachette Audio

Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
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Everyday Survival

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Laurence Gonzales turns his talent for gripping narrative, knowledge of the way our minds and bodies work, and bottomless curiosity about the world to the topic of how we can best use the lessons of our evolutionary history to overcome the hazards of everyday life. He finds that natural laws profoundly affect our actions, and he reveals the hidden causes and costs of our behavior, whether as individuals or as a species, whose decisions may be leading to darker times. Whether you are climbing a mountain or the corporate ladder, Everyday Survival will change the way you view your choices in our complex, dangerous, and quickly changing world.

©2008 Laurence Gonzales (P)2008 BBC Audio

Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
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The Undertaking

2 ratings

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"...I had come to know that the undertaking that my father did had less to do with what was done to the dead and more to do with what the living did about the fact of life that people died," Thomas Lynch muses in his preface to The Undertaking. The same could be said for Lynch's book: ostensibly about death and its attendant rituals, The Undertaking is in the end about life. In each case, he writes, it is the one that gives meaning to the other. A funeral director in Milford, Michigan, Lynch is that strangest of hyphenates, a poet-undertaker, but according to Lynch, all poets share his occupation, "looking for meaning and voices in life and love and death." Looking for meaning takes him to all sorts of unexpected places, both real and imagined. He embalms the body of his own father, celebrates the rebuilt bridge to his town's old cemetery, takes issue with the Jessica Mitfords of this world, and envisages a "golfatorium," a combination golf course and cemetery that could restore joy to the last rites. In "Crapper," Lynch even contemplates the subtleties of the modern flush toilet and its relationship to the messy business of dying: "Just about the time we were bringing the making of water and the movement of bowels into the house, we were pushing the birthing and marriage and sickness and dying out." Death and fatherhood, death and friendship, death and faith and love and poetry--these are the concerns that power Lynch's undertaking. Throughout, Lynch pleads the case for our dead--who are, after all, still living through us--with an eloquence marked by equal parts whimsy, wit, and compassion. In the last essay, "Tract," he envisions almost wistfully the funeral he'd choose for himself, and then relinquishes that, too. Funerals, after all, are for the living. The dead, he reminds us, don't care.

©1997 Thomas Lynch (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Author: Thomas Lynch
Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
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Blood of My Enemies

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What do you do when a mercenary team comes looking for trouble in your base...In your home? There is a problem with Courtney's company and those that wish to have Courtney step down. Amanda and Anja are working on the base and have purchased an AI to help. Unfortunately, the AI had to be purchased after-market and already has a personality. What do you do when a prurient AI is connected to a ton of guns all around your house? Heavy Metal is fighting inside the ZOO and outside the ZOO. Is their ability to hide the bodies outside of the ZOO going to cause problems? There is a billionaire on one side and our team on the other. One side has money and access to guns, the other side has been matured in the ZOO. Does the billionaire even have a chance? In the ZOO, you always expect the unexpected. Can Salinger keep his friendships afloat and stay out of the claws (or mouths) of the denizens of the ZOO and the law this time? Salinger Jacobs is working to build his company as fast as possible. Will he make a few mistakes he can't think his way out of?

©2019 Michael Todd and Michael Anderle (P)2020 Tantor

Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
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Burn

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The fate of the world is more fragile than ever as Pures battle Wretches and former allies become potential enemies. Inside the Dome Patridge has taken his father's place as leader of the Pures. His intent had been to bring down the Dome from the inside with the help of the secret resistance force led by Partridge's former teacher Glassings. But from his new position of power, things don't seem quite as clear. Perhaps his father had been right. Perhaps if the world is to survive it needs the Dome - and Partridge - to rule it. Outside the Dome, Pressia and Bradwell continue piecing together the clues left to them by their parents from the time before the detonations. Soon they will be able to help heal the Wretches, freeing them from their monstrous fusings and the Dome's oppression once and for all. But their success also depends on Partridge. Can they still trust their friend and ally to see their plan through? Or will a new war begin?

©2014 Julianna Baggott (P)2014 Hachette Audio

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Silver Clouds Dirty Sky: A Montague and Strong Detective Agency Novel

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London Bridge is falling, but it's not their fault...mostly. Montague and Strong have left the building. In fact, they’ve left the continent. When a teleportation circle sends them to London, The Penumbra Consortium - and older, darker version of the Dark Council - requests Montague an Strong look into the murder of the leading demonologist Mage Nigel Warrenton. There are a few complications. Tristan is being hunted by Golden Circle magistrates, Michiko must return to take her seat on the council, before her brother is challenged, and demons are roaming the streets of London. Now, with the help of Thomas Rafael - a mage who doesn’t believe in magic - they must avoid the magistrates, return Michiko to the Dark Council, and stop London from becoming a demon breeding ground. What could possibly go wrong? Montague and Strong dive into another thrilling adventure as they face off against demons, dark powers, and disasters as they try to save London from annihilation!

©2018 Orlando A. Sanchez (P)2020 Orlando A. Sanchez

Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
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The Ghost of a Model T

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Tales of nostalgia and loss in a world overrun by technology Hank is walking home from the bar when the Model T pulls alongside him. It's been decades since he saw a car this old, and the sound of it takes him right back to his 20s. The door is open, and when he climbs in, the car takes off - without a driver. Before he knows what's happened, Hank is right back at Big Spring Pavilion, where he spent his youth drinking bootleg whiskey and chasing pretty girls. He will find the past is not quite as he remembered it, but still a lovely place to go for a drive. This collection includes some of the finest short fiction Clifford Simak ever wrote, including "City", the story that became the basis for his beloved novel of the same name. In the history of science fiction, no author has ever better understood that the Great Plains and the cosmos are closer together than we think. Each story includes an introduction by David W. Wixon, literary executor of the Clifford D. Simak estate and editor of this book.

©2015 the Estate of Clifford D. Simak (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton

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Why were the American POWs imprisoned at the Hanoi Hilton so resilient in captivity and so successful in their subsequent careers? This book presents six principles practiced within the POW organizational culture that can be used to develop high-performance teams everywhere. The authors offer examples from both the POWs’ time in captivity and their later professional lives that identify, in real-life situations, the characteristics necessary for sustainable, high-performance teamwork. The audiobook takes readers inside the mind of James Stockdale, a fighter pilot with a degree in philosophy, who was the senior ranking officer at the Hanoi prison. The theories Stockdale practiced become readily understandable in this audiobook. Drawing parallels between Stockdale’s guiding philosophies from the Stoic Epictetus and the principles of modern sports psychology, Peter Fretwell and Taylor Baldwin Kiland show readers how to apply these principles to their own organizations and create a culture with staying power. Originally intending their book to focus on Stockdale’s leadership style, the authors found that his approach toward completing a mission was to assure that it could be accomplished without him. Stockdale, they explain, had created a mission-centric organization, not a leader-centric organization. He had understood that a truly sustainable culture must not be dependent on a single individual. At one level, this book is a business school case study. It is also an examination of how leadership and organizational principles employed in the crucible of a Hanoi prison align with today’s sports psychology and modern psychological theories and therapies, as well as the training principles used by Olympic athletes and Navy SEALs. Any group willing to apply these principles can move their mission forward and create a culture with staying powerone that outlives individual members.

©2013 Peter Fretwell and Taylor Baldwin Kiland (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
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The Laws of Our Fathers

3 ratings

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In Kindle County, a woman is killed in an apparent random drive-by shooting. The woman turns out to be the ex-wife of a prominent state senator and an old acquaintance of Judge Sonia Klonsky, on whose desk the case lands. As the pursuit of justice takes bizarre and unusual turns, Judge Klonsky is brought face-to-face with a host of extraordinary personalities and formidable enemies bent on her destruction.

©2010 Scott Turow (P)2010 Hachette

Author: Scott Turow
Length: 24 hrs and 28 mins
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The Seer's Spread

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Fate is a powerful thing.... Ethan Wate is still grieving the loss of his beloved Amma when he receives an unexpected gift - the old, yellow Whitman's Sampler box that held Amma's most closely guarded secrets. "One day I might let you have a look under that lid, Ethan Wate," Amma used to say. "But today isn't the day." Now it's time for one of her greatest secrets to be revealed. In a long-lost letter, Amma tells Ethan the story of growing up as a young Seer with a remarkable gift for reading cards. But with a power that far-reaching comes responsibility, and Amma has been honoring her mission since before Ethan was born - to protect the Wate family at any cost. So when Lila Jane Evers enters Mitchell Wate's life, bringing the whole Caster world with her, Amma turns to her cards. This time, it's a reading that will define the rest of her life - and Ethan's. In this second installment of Beautiful Creatures: The Untold Stories, number-one New York Times best-selling authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl bring you even deeper into the Caster world.

©2015 Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (P)2015 Hachette Audio

Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
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The Latecomers

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From the best-selling author of What Was Mine - a deeply moving family drama about a young Irish immigrant, an ancestral home in New England, and a dark secret that lay hidden in its walls for five generations. In 1908, 16-year-old Bridey runs away from her small town in Ireland with her same-age sweetheart, Thom. But when Thom dies suddenly of ship fever on their ocean crossing, Bridey finds herself alone and pregnant in a strange new world.  Forced by circumstance to give up the baby for adoption, Bridey finds work as a maid for the Hollingworth family at a lavish, sprawling estate. It's the dawn of a new century: Innovative technologies are emerging, women's roles are changing, and Bridey is emboldened by the promise of a fresh start. She cares for the Hollingworth children as if they were her own, until a mysterious death changes Bridey and the household forever.  For decades, the terrible secrets of Bridey's past continue to haunt the family. In the present day, the youngest Hollingworth makes a connection that finally brings these dark ghost stories into the light.  Told in interweaving timelines and rich with detailed history, romance, and dark secrets, Helen Klein Ross' The Latecomers spans a century of America life and reminds us all we can never truly leave the past behind. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Helen Klein Ross (P)2018 Hachette Audio

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His Kikuta Hands

Summary

"His Kakuta Hands" was published in the anthology Blackguards: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues. About this story, author Lian Hearn says, "'His Kikuta Hands' is set in Maruyama, the farthest city to the west in the Three Countries. It takes place behind the scenes of chapter five of Brilliance of the Moon. I'd always wanted to expand these pages where a lot happens in a short space of time. Takeo feels he must take on the Tribe and demonstrate the ruthlessness he will need to be a competent ruler. But the Tribe don't believe, firstly, that he knows where to find them and, secondly, that he will have the strength of will to deal with them. They are proven wrong."

©2015 Lian Hearn (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Author: Lian Hearn
Length: 23 mins
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I Am Crying All Inside

Summary

From the Nebula Award-winning author of Way Station: 10 stories - including one never before published - of mystery and imagination in a world that cannot be. People work; folk play. That is how it has been in this country for as long as Sam can remember. He is happy, and he understands that this is the way it should be. People are bigger than folk. They are stronger. They do not need food or water. They do not need the warmth of a fire. All they need are jobs to do and a blacksmith to fix them when they break. The people work so the folk can drink their moonshine, fish a little, and throw horseshoes. But once Sam starts to wonder why the world is like this, his life will never be the same. Along with the other stories in this collection, "I Am Crying All Inside" is a compact marvel - a picture of an impossible reality that is not so different from our own. Also included in this volume is the newly published "I Had No Head and My Eyes Were Floating Way Up in the Air", originally written for Harlan Ellison's The Last Dangerous Visions™. Each story includes an introduction by David W. Wixon, literary executor of the Clifford D. Simak estate and editor of this book.

©2015 the Estate of Clifford D. Simak (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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Dead Girl Walking

Summary

I am beauty. I am grace. And yes, I will also punch you in the f--king face. I never wanted to be a killer. Not until my entire family was slaughtered. Now, though? Now, killing is what I live for. And I've gone so far down my path for vengeance that there's no going back. I made a deal with a demon, and I liked it. The power that comes with demon possession is heady. The more I use it, the more addicted I become, even if it does come with a little catch. Sex demons need sex to survive, after all.  No f--king way. Sex only complicates things, and I need to be on my A game if I'm going to find the one responsible for killing my family. That's my number one priority. Find the vampire linchpin and cut his damn head off - no matter the target it paints on my back. The dead belong in the ground, and one way or another, I intend to put them all there.

©2019 Lucy Smoke LLC (P)2020 Tantor

Author: Lucinda Dark
Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
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Blood Is Thicker

Summary

A broken pact. An ancient enemy. A bitter betrayal. What does a vampire fear more than sunlight? The Cazadoras Sangrientas blood hunters. Michiko Nakatomi has led the Dark Council for over a century, maintaining the uneasy truce between humanity and the supernatural. But when an ancient enemy returns, the delicate balance is shattered, and vampires start dying. Now, Michiko must fight for her life and the survival of the council. She has no one to trust. Her inner circle is destroyed, the council is on the verge of collapse, and her only hope lies with Simon and Tristan. Join the Montague and Strong detective agency as they face off against the blood hunters to prevent them from destroying the Dark Council and plunging humanity to its doom.

©2017 Orlando A. Sanchez (P)2020 Orlando A. Sanchez

Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
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To Repair the World

Summary

Here, for the first time, is a collection of short speeches by the charismatic doctor and social activist Paul Farmer. One of the most passionate and influential voices for global health equity and social justice, Farmer encourages young people to tackle the greatest challenges of our times. Engaging, often humorous, and always inspiring, these speeches bring to light the brilliance and force of Farmer's vision in a single, accessible volume. A must-listen for graduates, students, and everyone seeking to help bend the arc of history toward justice, To Repair the World: Challenges listeners to counter failures of imagination that keep billions of people without access to health care, safe drinking water, decent schools, and other basic human rights Champions the power of partnership against global poverty, climate change, and other pressing problems today Overturns common assumptions about health disparities around the globe by considering the large-scale social forces that determine who gets sick and who has access to health care Discusses how hope, solidarity, faith, and hardbitten analysis have animated Farmer's service to the poor in Haiti, Peru, Rwanda, Russia, and elsewhere Leaves the listener with an uplifting vision: that with creativity, passion, teamwork, and determination, the next generations can make the world a safer and more humane place.

©2012 The Regents of The University of California (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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All's Fair in War

Summary

For a merc company, better pay is...better, right? Not necessarily. Born from the fertile imagination of best-selling author Michael Anderle.... Heavy Metal has benefited from promo videos, but unfortunately, someone figured out that some of the driving during the Russian Base operation...was just too damned good. People are noticing that Sal and his team have someone extra-special working with them, and they want a piece of her...or all of her. What is the other team willing to attack Sal's people with to get what they want? And do they have capabilities Sal can't conceptualize? When your enemy has the upper hand, there is no telling what you might share your space with to win. Sal is going to find out.

©2019 Michael Todd and Michael Anderle (P)2021 Tantor

Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
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Sam Capra's Last Chance

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From Jeff Abbott - the New York Times best-selling author of Adrenaline and The Last Minute - comes an all new short story, available only as an eBook and a digital audiobook. Sam Capra's infant son has been kidnapped. The shadowy, powerful organization responsible for the abduction has thwarted Sam at every turn. But now Sam, an ex-CIA agent, has a potential lead: a picture of the woman who took his child from the clinic where he was born. Finding this mysterious woman could be his last chance to save his son....

©2012 Jeff Abbott (P)2012 Hachette

Author: Jeff Abbott
Length: 3 hrs
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Power

1 rating

Summary

Mary Jane, a struggling comedienne, stumbled into the wrong club at the wrong time. She didn't notice the gangster gripping the gun and the two scary men on his sides. She just jumped on the stage, tested the microphone, and went into her routine. And that's where things got interesting.  Noah was the gangster that gripped the gun. The beast of Din City. The boss of the streets. The one who ruled them all from the North to the South. Not liking to murder women, he'd now been thrown into an uncomfortable situation. She'd accidentally become a witness to something she shouldn't have seen. She'd now become a problem.  Yet, their gazes met, and their hearts faltered, thump, thumping in their chest like a tune beat out from bullets slicing through the air and bodies crashing to the ground. Their gazes met, and things would never be the same for him or her - or the streets. Their gazes met, and he decided not to kill her; instead, he took her on a journey where sex meets the rhythm of the streets, high to low, smooth to rough, growing inside of them both until they're not sure if any of them will survive - him, her, or those bloody streets.

©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Author: Kenya Wright
Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
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Wolf and Iron

1 rating

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After the collapse of civilization, when the social fabric of America has come apart in bloody rags, when every man's hand is raised against another, and only the strong survive. "Jeebee" Walther was a scientist, a student of human behavior, who saw the Collapse of the world economy coming, but could do nothing to stop it. Now he must make his way across a violent and lawless America, in search of a refuge where he can keep the spark of knowledge alive in the coming Dark Age. He could never make it on his own, but he has found a companion who can teach him how to survive on instinct and will. Jeebee has been adopted by a great Gray Wolf.

©1990 Gordon R. Dickson (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
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Zali's Dog

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A new story from the author of Sensation Machines. Philip and his girlfriend Beth were seniors in high school when they chose adoption for their son. Now, years later, Beth has moved to Palo Alto - and on with her life - but Philip still lives in town. He works a job he hates so he can be near Olaf, who knows him as “uncle”. On the morning of Olaf’s 14th birthday party, Philip hears his neighbor Zali’s dog, Sinai, barking on the other side of the fence. Philip scales the fence and finds the dog tied to a tree with a belt, hungry and scared. Not knowing what else to do - and not wanting to miss his son’s party - Philip stages Sinai’s escape and drops him off at a local shelter. At the party, a gift that Philip gives Olaf exacerbates tensions between him and the boy’s parents, leaving Philip feeling unmoored. And when Zali abruptly returns from his mysterious absence to find Sinai missing, Philip must try to retrieve the dog before it’s too late. From Adam Wilson, author of the acclaimed novel Sensation Machines, Zali’s Dog is a darkly funny and oddly affecting story about the lengths we’ll go to protect our hearts. 

©2021 Adam Wilson (P)2021 Audible Originals, LLC.

Author: Adam Wilson
Length: 31 mins
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If This Isn't Nice, What Is?

11 ratings

Summary

Master storyteller and satirist Kurt Vonnegut was one of the most in-demand commencement speakers of his time. For each occasion, Vonnegut’s words were unfailingly unique, insightful, and witty, and they stayed with audience members long after graduation. As edited by Dan Wakefield, this book reads like a narrative in the unique voice that made Vonnegut a hero to readers and listeners of all ages. At times hilarious, razor-sharp, freewheeling, and deeply serious, these reflections are ideal for anyone undergoing what Vonnegut would call their "long-delayed puberty ceremony" - marking the passage from student to full-time adult. This book makes the perfect gift for high school or college graduates - or for parents and grandparents who remember Vonnegut fondly and want to connect with him in a new context.

©2013 Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Copyright Trust (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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The Green Pearl

2 ratings

Summary

In The Green Pearl, King Aillas of Troicinet defends the peace of the Elder Isles against both the Ska marauders who once enslaved him and the wicked King Casmir. While organizing the unruly barons in the frontiers of his land, Aillas goes out of his way to capture the lovely Ska noblewoman who once stung him with her disregard. When he gets separated from his men, his dream of forcing the lady's recognition becomes the toil of dragging a defiant captive across lands governed by Casmir's henchmen. Meanwhile, the world of magic has gone on the move. The concentrated malice of the witch Desmëi has manifested as a green pearl, breeding lust and envy and death; and a sorcerer in Casmir's employ abducts the princess Glyneth, in a bid to draw Aillas and friends on a hopeless rescue mission across a bizarre and deadly alternate world. A masterpiece of romantic, picaresque adventure, The Green Pearl extends the epic founded with Lyonesse: Suldrun's Garden and concluded in the World Fantasy Award-winning Madouc

©1986 Jack Vance (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

Author: Jack Vance
Length: 18 hrs and 4 mins
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Night of Cake & Puppets

Summary

Night of Cake & Puppets: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience!* In this new standalone novella from New York Times best-selling author Laini Taylor comes the story of a romantic, funny, and fantastical first date. In Night of Cake & Puppets, Taylor brings to life a night only hinted at in the Daughter of Smoke & Bone Trilogy - the magical first date of fan-favorites Zuzana and Mik. Told in alternating perspectives, it's the perfect love story for fans of the series and new listeners alike.  Petite though she may be, Zuzana is not known for timidity. Her best friend, Karou, calls her "rabid fairy", her "voodoo eyes" are said to freeze blood, and even her older brother fears her wrath. But when it comes to the simple matter of talking to Mik, or "Violin Boy", her courage deserts her. Now, enough is enough. Zuzana is determined to meet him, and she has a fistful of magic and a plan. It's a wonderfully elaborate treasure hunt of a plan that will take Mik all over Prague on a cold winter's night before finally leading him to the treasure: herself!  Violin Boy's not going to know what hit him.  *Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout.

©2016 Laini Taylor (P)2016 Hachette Audio

Author: Laini Taylor
Category: Romance, Fantasy
Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
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Thief's Fall

1 rating

Summary

Discovered. Destroyed. Reborn. After losing his brother and being murdered by his enemies, Rideon thought there was nothing left that could hurt him. But he soon discovers life only gets more dangerous after death. Restored by magic, he must trek through a hostile wilderness while stalked by a deranged wild man. His only possessions, a cursed bow and a powerful amulet, prove as treacherous as they are necessary. Driven by the need to find his young brother before their enemies reach the boy first, Rideon must enter dangerous territory and risk the wrath of the ruthless thieves' guild and its cunning king.

©2017 C. Greenwood (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Author: C. Greenwood
Length: 5 hrs
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His Reverie

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This is book 1 in the Reverie series. Book 2 (Her Destiny) available now. I knew from the moment I first saw her she was the one. The only girl I could ever want. The only girl I could ever love. She is light. I am darkness. She is innocent. I've done too much. She is good. I am bad. She is my every dream. I should be her every nightmare. We come from different worlds. She's...perfect. And I'm...not. Somehow she wants me anyway. So we'll grasp at what we can. We're going to make this summer count. She's my secret. And I'm hers. The problem with secrets is they never last for long. And when others discover we're together, they'll do whatever it takes to keep us apart. All I know is: I won't let them. Because Reverie Hale? She's mine. Mature content - recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual situations and language.

©2014 Monica Murphy (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
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Going After Cacciato

3 ratings

Summary

"To call Going After Cacciato a novel about war is like calling Moby-Dick a novel about whales." So wrote The New York Times of Tim O'Brien's now classic novel of Vietnam. Winner of the 1979 National Book Award, Going After Cacciato captures the peculiar mixture of horror and hallucination that marked this strangest of wars. In a blend of reality and fantasy, this novel tells the story of a young soldier who one day lays down his rifle and sets off on a quixotic journey from the jungles of Indochina to the streets of Paris. In its memorable evocation of men both fleeing from and meeting the demands of battle, Going After Cacciato stands as much more than just a great war novel. Ultimately, it's about the forces of fear and heroism that do battle in the hearts of us all.

©1999 Tim O'Brien (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

Author: Tim O'Brien
Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
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Reaping Wind: A Montague & Strong Detective Novel

1 rating

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You reap what you sow, and when you sow death...vengeance comes to collect.  The Dark Council threatens everything Simon holds dear. They want to erase Monty, kill Peaches, and remove Simon's immortality - permanently. When Michiko goes missing, Simon realizes there is more at stake than he realizes. When Ken, Michiko's brother asks the Montague & Strong Detective Agency to find her, they must act - before the Dark Council implodes in violence.  There's only one slight problem...a renegade group of Blood Hunters blames Michiko for the loss of their weapons, one of which is bonded to Simon. They want the blades…and they want revenge.  Now, Monty and Simon must travel to Japan, find Michiko, and stop the Blood Hunters before they eliminate an ancient vampire, without becoming the next target! Will they find Michiko in time? Will they stop the Blood Hunters?  Jump into the next Monty & Strong adventure to find out!

©2019-2020 Orlando A. Sanchez (P)2020 Orlando A. Sanchez

Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
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Thief's Blade

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Blessed. Betrayed. Imprisoned. The captive has escaped and he wants revenge.... Luka's carefree existence as the spoiled son of a minor noble ended the day his family was arrested and imprisoned in the Eyeless Tower. His father, a political rival to the praetor of Camdon, would never live to see freedom again. Luka should have joined his father on the scaffold but fate - or the schemes of men - intervened. Escape came. Now Luka has a chance to thwart his persecutors and avenge his family. Beginning life again in a distant province, he takes a new name - Rideon. But the past he left behind won't stay buried. His father's old foe is determined to destroy him. Rideon finds help, only to discover a sinister purpose drives his mysterious allies. His new weapon seems to be cursed by an evil spell. Worst of all, he has offended a powerful faction within the city of Selbius. The treacherous thieves' guild is out for his blood and their cunning thief king won't be satisfied until Rideon feels the wrath of his infamous blade. The only whisper of hope seems to come from the shadows of far-away Dimmingwood. But can Rideon reach that haven, protect his young brother, and dodge all foes until his day of vengeance comes? Or will the traitors, thieves, and magickers surrounding him finish the deadly work his enemies began?

©2017 C. Greenwood (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Author: C. Greenwood
Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
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Cape Cod Noir

Summary

Launched with the summer '04 award-winning best-seller Brooklyn Noir, Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies. Each book is comprised of all-new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book. Los Angeles Times book critic David L. Ulin has been vacationing in Cape Cod every summer since he was a boy. He knows the terrain inside out; enough to identify the squalid underbelly of this allegedly idyllic location. His editing prowess is a perfect match for this fine volume. From the introduction by David L. Ulin: "For me, Cape Cod is a repository of memory: forty summers in the same house will do that to you. But it is also a landscape of hidden tensions, which rise up when we least anticipate. In part, this has to do with social aspiration, which is one of the things that brought my family, like many others, to the Cape. In part, it has to do with social division, which has been a factor since at least the end of the nineteenth century, when then summer trade began. There are lines here, lines that get crossed and lines that never get crossed, the kinds of lines that form the web of noir. Call it what you want - summer and smoke is how I think of it - but that's the Cape Cod at the center of this book."

©2011 Akashic Books (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Captain America vs. Iron Man

Summary

This provocative collection, edited by acclaimed media psychology writer Travis Langley and with a foreword by the legendary Stan Lee, examines the complex psychological and political choices made by Captain America and Iron Man throughout their careers, culminating in Marvel's superhero civil war which spreads far beyond the Avengers themselves. Why do Steve Rogers and Tony Stark see things so differently? What are their motivations? Is either one truly in the right? Captain America vs. Iron Man: Freedom, Security, Psychology, our latest entry in this popular psychology series, analyzes the polar sides of this debate - individual freedom vs. national security. How does trauma shape these heroic characters? What does it take to become a hero? What roles do empathy, gender, genius, morality, leadership, and teamwork play in starting conflicts and in resolving them? Fans will find thought-provoking psychological material to contemplate for hours. Do we really have to take sides?

©2016 Travis Langley (P)2018 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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More Than Friends

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He's not perfect, but he's all I want.... I'm your average girl at your average high school, trying to figure out my place in life. After catching my now ex-boyfriend messing around with my now ex-best friend, I've made some big changes. No more band, no more backstabbing friends and no more boring old life. Now I have new friends, a new job and new interests. But there's a certain someone who's interested in me, and I don't get it. Jordan Tuttle could have anyone he wants. He's the most popular boy in school. Rich, gorgeous, smart and the star quarterback, he's perfect. Yet he acts like he wants no one else but...me. So despite my fears and doubt, I let him get close. Probably too close. I discover that he's not so perfect after all, but it doesn't matter. I'm falling for him, even though he runs so hot and cold. I know someday he's going to break my heart. And I'm going to let him.

©2016 Monica Murphy (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
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The Light

1 rating

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The Light is the thrilling end to The Invasion Trilogy from the best-selling author of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. When the world ends, will there be anyone left to bury the dead? Peace isn't the way we thought it would be. The planet hangs on the brink of collapse, with only pockets of resistance remaining. While governments fold and submit in the wake of a new enemy, civilians are rounded up and assimilated into new communities. With the little that remains, Jacob knows that they must make a stand and let the world know that we will not lie down quietly. Those who are willing to take up the fight. They see that now is a time for heroes...a last chance to stand up against the invaders.

©2016 W. J. Lundy (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Author: W. J. Lundy
Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
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Ryker

Summary

Sex, drums, and denial; three things that Ryker Jeffries excels at. Ryker buries himself in music and insignificant women, all part of his plan to keep the woman who owns his heart free from his tainted past and his darkest secret. But pretending not to want her has never been easy. Loyalty, honesty, and desire for Ryker; three things that Faith Bishop excels at. Excited about her future, Faith looks forward to finally living life on her terms. Intelligent and realistic, she knows the women who steal Ryker's attention are all of the things she will never be. But wanting him has never been a choice. Will he be able to resist her, or will he finally cave to his desires? Will she be able to handle his past, or will it shatter her? Ryker is a stand-alone novel. **Due to adult content - 18+ please**

©2014 Joanne Schwehm (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
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Going Dark

3 ratings

Summary

In the third book in The Red Trilogy, former army lieutenant James Shelley becomes a black ops sniper working for the Red - a suspected rogue artificial intelligence that is ripped from today's headlines. James Shelley has left his lover, Delphi, and his companion-in-arms, Jayne Vasquez, with a fortune acquired from a fallen oligarch. They believe him to be dead, and he doesn't try to set the record straight. His long-running question has been answered: There are other soldiers like him who have served the purposes of the Red - and he has accepted his place among them. As a soldier of the Red he pursues covert missions designed to nudge history away from existential threats - but that doesn't mean the world is growing more orderly. It's only in the froth of a managed chaos that human potential can grow and thrive. Shelley's missions eventually take him into orbit and into conflict with those he loves - Delphi and Jaynie, who are determined to escape the influence of the Red.

©2015 Linda Nagata (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Author: Linda Nagata
Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
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San Francisco Noir

1 rating

Summary

Launched by the summer '04 award-winning best-seller Brooklyn Noir, Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies. Each book is comprised of all-new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book. Brand new stories by: Barry Gifford, Robert Mailer Anderson, Michelle Tea, Peter Plate, Kate Braverman, Domenic Stansberry, David Corbett, Eddie Muller, Alejandro Murguía, Sin Sorracco, Alvin Lu, John Longhi, Will Christopher Baer, Jim Nisbet, and David Henry Sterry. San Francisco Noir lashes out with hard-biting tales exploring the shadowy nether regions of scenic "Baghdad by the Bay". In this superb collection, virtuosos of the genre meet up with the best of SF’s literary fiction community to chart a unique psycho-geography for a dark landscape. From inner city boroughs to the outlands, each contributor offers an original story based in a distinct neighborhood. At times brutal, darkly humorous, and revelatory - the stories speak of a hidden San Francisco, a town where the fog is but a prelude to darker realities lingering beneath.

©2005 Akashic Books (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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The Addicted Lawyer

3 ratings

Summary

Brian Cuban was living a lie. With a famous last name and a successful career as a lawyer, Brian was able to hide his clinical depression and alcohol and cocaine addictions - for a while. Today, as an inspirational speaker in long-term recovery, Brian looks back on his journey with honesty, compassion, and even humor as he reflects both on what he has learned about himself and his career choice and how the legal profession enables addiction. His demons, which date to his childhood, controlled him through failed marriages and stays in a psychiatric facility, until they brought him to the brink of suicide. That was his wake-up call. This is his story. Brian also takes an in-depth look at why there is such a high percentage of problematic alcohol use and other mental health issues in the legal profession. What types of therapies work? Are 12-step programs the only answer? Brian also includes interviews with experts on the subject as well as others in the profession who are now in recovery. The Addicted Lawyer is both a serious study of addiction and a compelling story of redemption.

©2017 Brian Cuban (P)2017 Tantor

Author: Brian Cuban
Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
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My Friend Michael

Summary

Everyone knows Michael Jackson - the myth. This is the revealing true story of Michael Jackson - the man. To Frank Cascio, Michael Jackson was many things - second father, big brother, boss, mentor, and teacher, but most of all he was a friend. Though Cascio was just a few years old when he first met Jackson in 1984, at the peak of the pop star’s career, Jackson was at the center of his life for the next twenty-five years, allowing Cascio to observe firsthand the greatest entertainer the world had ever seen. In that time, he became the ultimate Michael Jackson insider, yet remained publicly silent about his experiences. Until now. In My Friend Michael, Cascio refutes the rumors, lies, and accusations that have accumulated over the years, providing a candid look at the Michael Jackson he knew for more than two decades. Offering an uplifting and definitive account of the legend, Cascio details how he grew up alongside Jackson, traveling the world with him on concert tours and eventually working for him. Through this lens, Cascio captures Jackson’s most private and tumultuous moments, while also setting the record straight on the entertainer’s notorious and misunderstood lifestyle - from his Peter Pan reality and his sexuality to the false allegations against him. As Cascio shows, there was a great deal more to Michael Jackson than the headlines about him have suggested. Cascio reveals his friend in all his complexity, bringing to light his passions and joys as well as his flaws and eccentricities. Including stories about Jackson that have never before been made public, Cascio creates a balanced, human look at the pop star, one that shows Jackson as the very real person he was - a lively friend with an endearingly juvenile sense of humor. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2011 Frank Cascio (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers

Author: Frank Cascio
Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
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The Disenchanted

Summary

Considered by some to be Budd Schulberg's masterpiece, The Disenchanted tells the tragic story of Manley Halliday, a fabulously successful writer during the 1920s - a golden figure in a golden age - who by the late 1930s is forgotten by the literary establishment, living in Hollywood and writing for the film industry. Halliday is hired to work on a screenplay with a young writer in his twenties named Shep, who is desperate for success and idolizes Halliday. The two are sent to New York City, where a few drinks on the plane begin an epic disintegration on the part of Halliday due to the forces of alcoholism he is heroically fighting against and the powerful draw of memory and happier times. Based in part on a real-life and ill-fated writing assignment between the author and F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1939, Schulberg's audiobook is at its heart a masterful depiction of Manley Halliday - at times bitter, at others sympathetic and utterly sorrowful - and The Disenchanted stands as one of the most compelling and emotional evocations of generational disillusionment and fallen American stardom.

©1959 Budd Schulberg; copyright renewed in 1978 by Budd Schulberg; Introduction copyright 1983 Anthony Burgess (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
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Hollywood Pharaohs

Summary

Mike Ray, former cop and body-double for a world famous action star, was ready to put show business behind him when he was asked to do one last favor for Hollywood's hottest new actress.  All he has to do is find her the necklace from a forgotten film and not get killed in the process.  From the insane house parties of Malibu and the reclusive mansions of Beverly Hills to the scorching California desert, Mike finds himself in a scandal involving one of the world's most eccentric billionaires, the Nevada Mafia and a sadistic Estonian porn kingpin.  To find the necklace he'll have to blow the lid on a secret buried in the California desert that stretches back to ancient Egypt. With an irresistible client who won't take "no" for an answer, if the job doesn't get him killed, she just might.

©2013 Andrew Mayne (P)2020 Tantor

Author: Andrew Mayne
Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
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The Shadows

Summary

Jacob is a soldier in a war against a new type of enemy. Trained in the basics of ground combat and tossed a weapon, he is now on the front lines of the global conflict. He must face the Delta Horde or risk his family's eviction to the refugee camps. Inexperienced, Jacob discovers he has something far more valuable than weapons and armor: his fellow soldiers at his side. As a team they struggle to survive battles and an enemy that would ruin a man standing against them alone. Only together can they find a way to end the reign of The Darkness. This is a novel of horror, courage, and resiliency in the face of an unspeakable enemy.

©2015 W. J. Lundy (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Author: W. J. Lundy
Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
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We're Doomed. Now What?

2 ratings

Summary

The time we've been thrown into is one of alarming and bewildering change - the breakup of the post-1945 global order, a multispecies mass extinction, and the beginning of the end of civilization as we know it. Not one of us is innocent, not one of us is safe. Now what?   We're Doomed, Now What? addresses the crisis that is our time through a series of brilliant, moving, and original essays on climate change, war, literature, and loss from one of the most provocative and iconoclastic minds of his generation.  Whether writing about sailing through the melting Arctic, preparing for Houston's next big storm, watching Star Wars, or going back to the streets of Baghdad he once patrolled as a soldier, Roy Scranton handles his subjects with the same electric, philosophical, demotic touch he brought to his groundbreaking New York Times essay, "Learning How to Die in the Anthropocene".

©2018 Roy Scranton (P)2018 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Author: Roy Scranton
Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
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Bushmaster 

Summary

The amazing story of one man's obsession with an enigmatic and deadly reptile. Raymond Ditmars (1876-1942), the first curator of reptiles at New York's famous Bronx Zoo, brought cold-blooded animals to public attention as never before. Through wildly successful books and movies, he inspired a generation of zoologists with his fascination for snakes, insects, and other misunderstood creatures. Ditmars was among the most celebrated naturalists in America. His reptile-collecting trips for the zoo spawned newspaper headlines across the world. Although a serpent lover, he was all too aware of the devastating effects of snakebites and was instrumental in the development of antivenin. His films and writings brought him fame, but he remained a devoted zoo employee, doing what he loved most: caring for animals. Bushmaster tells the story of this remarkable man and what became an obsession with the mysterious bushmaster of the South American rainforest. Measuring up to 13 feet in length, this is the world's largest viper, and its scientific name, Lachesis muta, translates as "silent fate." Despite numerous expeditions to jungles from Honduras to Brazil, Ditmars could never capture a bushmaster for himself. Now, British author Dan Eatherley follows in Ditmars's footsteps, revisiting his early haunts in the United States and South America. He attempts to do what Ditmars himself failed to achieve: to find a bushmaster in the wild. But 80 years later, will Dan have any more luck? Through the author's own quest, Bushmaster reveals the life of a pioneer herpetologist, wildlife filmmaker, and zoo curator.

©2015 Dan Eatherley (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
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Forever

Summary

She's all I could ever want.... I have a reputation around school. Cold. Untouchable. Unfeeling. Only one girl could ever make me want to change and that's Amanda Winters. Too bad I broke her heart and drove her away. So to get through the rest of my days in high school, I tell myself I need to focus on more important things. Like taking our football team to championships. Get accepted to the college of my choice. And finish my senior year without wanting to run away from my problems. But your problems chase after you no matter where you go. And it's a lot harder when you fight them alone. The longer I go without Amanda, the more I miss her. Her smile. Her laughter. The things she said. How she looked at me like I was the only person who mattered. The way she made me feel.... Why can't I have everything, including the girl? I'm determined to make things right. And make Amanda mine.... Forever.

©2017 Monica Murphy (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
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For the Thrill of It

2 ratings

Summary

It was a crime that shocked the nation: the brutal murder in Chicago in 1924 of a child by two wealthy college students who killed solely for the thrill of the experience. Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb were intellectuals - too smart, they believed, for the police to catch them. When they were apprehended, state's attorney Robert Crowe was certain that no defense could save the ruthless killers from the gallows. But the families of the confessed murderers hired Clarence Darrow, entrusting the lives of their sons to the most famous lawyer in America in what would be one of the most sensational criminal trials in the history of American justice. Set against the backdrop of the 1920s - a time of prosperity, self-indulgence, and hedonistic excess in a lawless city on the brink of anarchy - For the Thrill of It draws the listener into a world of speakeasies and flappers, of gangsters and gin parties, with a spellbinding narrative of Jazz Age murder and mystery.

©2008 Simon Baatz (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Author: Simon Baatz
Length: 20 hrs and 9 mins
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Midst Toil and Tribulation

15 ratings

Summary

After centuries of stasis, the island kingdom of Charis began to defy the edicts of the Church of God Awaiting - egged on, some say, by the mysterious warrior-monk Merlin Athawes. Now, in the wars and intrigues that have cascaded from Charis's declaration of independence, the populous Republic of Siddermark is sliding into chaos. Vicar Clytahn of the Church of God at harvest time, King Cayleb of Charis, his queen Sharleyan, and Merlin Arthawes will have their hands full trying to stave off wholesale starvation in Siddermark while at the same time shipping in enough land combat units to fend off the "volunteers" from the Church's Temple Lands. And while Vicar Clyntahn is hailed in the Church for his boldness and audacity, there are those who remember how dependent Church power is on money from Siddermark...and who wonder what will happen if Siddermark starves. Bursting with vivid invention and the sweep of lived history, Midst Toil and Tribulation will build its series' audience to a new level.

©2012 David Weber (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

Author: David Weber
Length: 28 hrs and 23 mins
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Rest in Pieces

Summary

Ashes to Ashes. Dust to Dust. If vampires kill your entire family, vengeance is a must. I can't say my parents never warned me about vampires. I just never believed them. Not - that is - until six months ago when vampires broke into my home and killed my family. Thanks to all the skills my parents taught me, I managed to escape but I couldn't save them.   Two vampires down and the rest of the world to go.   My bid for revenge is going to have to wait, though, because until I turn 18, I'm being placed in the loving care of Elizabeth and Jonathan McKnight - godparents I didn't even know existed. The clock is ticking until I can get back to my goal of eradicating the vampire race. But something is amiss at my new high school.  According to my parents, vampires can't walk in daylight. So, why then, does Torin Priest? If he's not a vampire, then what is he? Because unlike the obnoxious asshole, Maverick McKnight, who sees me as some sort of bloodsucking leech on his wealthy family, Torin Priest is most certainly not human.   To stake or not to stake, that is the question.

©2019 Lucy Smoke LLC (P)2020 Tantor

Author: Lucinda Dark
Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
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Public Enemy Zero

1 rating

Summary

The world is out to kill Mitchell Roberts. The helpless girl who needs help changing her tire. His petty ex-girlfriend and her new mate. An entire mall full of unassuming shoppers. They all want to murder Mitch in a blind rage when he's in their presence.   As Mitch attempts to unravel the mystery around his situation, he learns quickly that rabid strangers and friends aren't his only predators. Police attempt to hunt him down by any means necessary, and his every move is tracked by a shadowy government official with a secret to protect.   He'll need to use every resource he has, from the advice of a paranoid late-night radio host to his Twitter account, and find out why he's become public enemy zero.

©2011 Andrew Mayne (P)2020 Tantor

Author: Andrew Mayne
Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
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Nature Noir

Summary

A nature audiobook unlike any other, Jordan Fisher Smith's startling account of fourteen years as a park ranger thoroughly dispels our idealized visions of life in the great outdoors. Instead of scout troops and placid birdwatchers, Smith's beat - a stretch of land that has been officially condemned to be flooded - brings him into contact with drug users tweaked out to the point of violence, obsessed miners, and other dangerous creatures. In unflinchingly honest prose, he reveals the unexpectedly dark underbelly of patrolling and protecting public lands.

©2004 Jordan Fisher Smith (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
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Lost Dorsai

Summary

Pacifism will always be a powerful moral force, even - perhaps especially - to the Dorsai. For those of this planet of warriors born and bred are not as other men; once a Dorsai’s heart is given he holds nothing back, and does not count the cost. Even if that cost be the very planet of his birth, and he becomes a Lost Dorsai.

©1980 Gordon R. Dickson. 2008 the Estate of Gordon R. Dickson (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
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The Grendel's Shadow

Summary

T. R. Westwood, distinguished professor of biology and the galaxy's greatest hunter, is in for the biggest challenge of his career. When an unknown animal starts killing off settlers on a backwater planet run on coal and steam power, he's the only person who can help stop the slaughter. Rocks and spears or shotguns and cannons, he'll use whatever is allowed to get the job done.  In a post-singularity future where the human race has spread to millions of worlds, sometimes the native animal population isn't exactly compatible with our expanding civilization. Taking advantage of a mind as sharp as his aim, Westwood is the only man you call if local wildlife gets out of control and starts devouring your local population.

©2011 Andrew Mayne (P)2020 Tantor

Author: Andrew Mayne
Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
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Winter's Kiss

2 ratings

Summary

When love and old prophecy's control your life, who can you trust? Winter's life has been turned upside down since finding out that all the fairy tales exist, and she doesn't know who to turn to. When everything is against her, can the men who love her keep her alive? The rules are changing, and Winter needs to fight to protect what is hers and avoid the destruction of everyone she has come to love. What happens when you want to stop a prophecy before it's too late? Eighteen+ due to violence, sexual scenes, and language. This is a reverse harem series. Book two of four.

©2017 G. Bailey (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Author: G. Bailey
Category: Romance, Paranormal
Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
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After Dark, My Sweet

2 ratings

Summary

William "Kid" Collins was once a respected boxer. Now he's a drifter, on the run after escaping from a mental institution. One afternoon he meets Fay, a beautiful young widow. She is smart and decent - at least when she's sober. Soon Collins finds himself involved in a kidnapping scheme that goes drastically wrong almost before it even begins. Because the kid they've picked up isn't like other kids: he's diabetic and without insulin, he'll die. Not the safest situation for Collins, a man for whom stress and violence have long gone hand-in-hand. After Dark, My Sweet once again displays Jim Thompson as the undisputed master of American noir. The basis of James Foley's critically acclaimed film of the same name, with the sweep of an epic tragedy, Thompson's classic limns the dangerous territory of honest people all-too-easily sucked into wickedness, with no way out but down.

©2011 Jim Thompson (P)2011 Hachette

Author: Jim Thompson
Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
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The Monster in the Mist

Summary

The exciting first Chronological Man Adventure! It's 1890 and the citizens of Boston are beginning to go missing in the fog. The police are confounded. The public is frightened. The city is on the edge of hysteria. It's up to the mysterious Smith, inventor and adventurer, to figure out what's going on with the help of his assistant, April Malone. They'll have to face off against a secret society, corrupt policemen, and a mad psychologist hell-bent on dissecting Smith, in order to solve the mystery of what's going on and to save the city from an even more sinister threat. It's the first story of Smith, a hard science fiction time traveler with more than enough quirk to last him several centuries.

©2011 Andrew Mayne (P)2020 Tantor

Author: Andrew Mayne
Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
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The Gin & Chowder Club

Summary

Set against the beautiful backdrop of Cape Cod, The Gin & Chowder Club is an eloquent, tender story of friendship, longing, and the enduring power of love.… The friendship between the Coleman and Shepherd families is as old and comfortable as the neighboring houses they occupy each summer on Cape Cod. Samuel and Sarah Coleman love those warm months by the water; the evenings spent on their porch, enjoying gin and tonics, good conversation and homemade clam chowder. Here they’ve watched their sons, Isaac and Asa, grow into fine young men, and watched, too, as Nate Shepherd, aching with grief at the loss of his first wife, finally found love again with the much younger Noelle. But beyond the surface of these idyllic gatherings, the growing attraction between Noelle and handsome, college-bound Asa threatens to upend everything. In spite of her guilt and misgivings, Noelle is drawn into a reckless secret affair with far-reaching consequences. And over the course of one bittersweet, unforgettable summer, Asa will learn more than he ever expected about love - the joys and heartache it awakens in us, the lengths we’ll go to keep it, and the countless ways it can change our lives forever….

©2011 Nan Rossiter (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Author: Nan Rossiter
Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
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Darkbeam Part II: The Rubicon's Story

2 ratings

Summary

Everyone knows the Rubicon is predestined for evil, and the alpha dragon does nothing to change their opinions of him. What they don't know is that he harbors a secret - a secret that can set him free, but also trap him forever. Refusing to give in to that which can lead him to a path of freedom, Blake Leaf allows the darkness to attempt to claim his soul. But there is always a shining light somewhere, and sometimes, it's just too dark to see it. Will Blake find his way back to light, or is it too late for him? Dark Beam Part II is about the events of Thunderlight and Frostbite, from the second and third book in The Dragonian Series, told from Blake Leaf's point of view. Please note: This is not for YA audience like the Dragonian Series.

©2018 Adrienne Woods (P)2020 Fire Quill Publishing

Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
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The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries, Book 6

1 rating

Summary

Control or be controlled.... Stefan and Damon thought they knew evil. But nothing compares to Samuel, the ruthless vampire hell-bent on avenging Katherine's death by destroying the Salvatore brothers. Reeling from Samuel's latest attack, Stefan and Damon find help in the most unlikely of places - a secret coven of witches. Together they discover Samuel's plan is more sinister than they ever could have imagined. Their only hope is to stop him before he secures the power to control humans and vampires alike. If they fail, not only Stefan and Damon but all of London will fall victim to Samuel's spell. Based on the popular CW TV show inspired by the best-selling novels, Stefan's Diaries reveal the truth about what really happened between Stefan, Damon, and Katherine - and how the Vampire Diaries love triangle began.

©2012 Alloy Entertainment and L.J. Smith (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers

Author: L. J. Smith
Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
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High

1 rating

Summary

In the early 1980s, Brian O'Dea was operating a $100 million a year, 120-man drug smuggling business, and had developed a terrifying cocaine addiction. Under increasing threat from the DEA in 1986 for importing seventy-five tons of marijuana into the United States, he quit the trade - and the drugs - and began working with recovering addicts in Santa Barbara. Despite his life change, the authorities caught up with him years later and O'Dea was arrested, tried, and sentenced to ten years at Terminal Island Federal Penitentiary in Los Angeles Harbor. A born storyteller, O'Dea candidly recounts his incredible experiences from the streets of Bogot with a false-bottomed suitcase lined with cocaine, to the engine compartment of an old DC-6 whose engines were failing over the Caribbean, to the cell blocks overcrowded with small-time dealers who had fallen victim to the justice system's perverse bureaucracy of drug sentencing. Weaving together extracts from his prison diary with the vivid recounting of his outlaw years and the dawning recognition of those things in his life that were worth living for, High tells the remarkable story of a remarkable man in the late-1980s drug business and why he walked away.

©2006 Brian O’Dea (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Author: Brian O'Dea
Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
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Coin Heist

Summary

The last place you'd expect to find a team of criminals is at a prestigious Philadelphia prep school. But on a class trip to the US Mint - which prints a million new coins every 30 minutes - an overlooked security flaw becomes far too tempting for a small group of students to ignore. United by dire circumstances, these unlikely allies - the nerd, the slacker, the athlete, and the perfect student - band together to attempt the impossible: rob the US Mint. This diverse crew is forced to confront their true beliefs about each other and themselves as they do the wrong thing for the right reasons. Elisa Ludwig's Coin Heist is a fun, suspenseful, and compelling thriller told from the revolving perspectives of four teens, each with their own motive for committing a crime that will change all of their lives - if they can pull it off.

©2014 Adaptive Studios Inc. (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Become the Force

1 rating

Summary

Daniel M. Jones founded the Church of Jediism in 2007 following the Jedi Census phenomenon of 2001; it now has over 500,000 members around the world. This is the book his fans have been waiting for. In it, Daniel outlines the Jedi perspective and provides practical tools for anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of how to use the Force in everyday life. A metaphor for the universal life energy that connects us all, the Force can be both light and dark, good and bad. Now, more than ever, it is our responsibility to overcome the Dark Side. This book does not aim to convert, but to inspire its listeners to live a life of meaning and purpose according to the universal spiritual teachings of "the way of the Jedi".

©2017 Daniel M. Jones (P)2017 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
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Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Janson Equation

2 ratings

Summary

To prevent a war in Asia - one that could quickly spread to the rest of the world - Paul Janson and Jessica Kincaid must learn the truth behind a young woman's murder.... Prominent US Senator James Wyckoff hires former government agents-turned-private security consultants Janson and Kincaid to locate his teenage son Gregory. Gregory's girlfriend Lynell has been found strangled in a Seoul hotel, and Gregory has fled the city to avoid being arrested for the crime. But Senator Wyckoff insists that his son is innocent, suggesting that Lynell, who was a translator, may have been murdered because of something she overheard at a recent international conference. And when Janson and Kincaid realize they're being hunted by an assassin, they suspect that this crime - and the cover-up - were orchestrated by a shadowy unit of the US State Department as part of a larger plot to provoke violence between North and South Korea.

©2015 Douglas Corleone (P)2015 Hachette Audio

Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
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Adrenaline

Summary

A brilliant young CIA agent has it all - until he's the lone survivor of a terrorist attack that his wife may or may not have been involved in planning - in Jeff Abbott's "exhilarating" (Harlan Coben) thriller, the launch of his fan favorite Sam Capra series.  "If you knew this was our final day together, what would you say to me?"  "Anything but good-bye. I can't ever say good-bye to you."  Sam Capra is living the life of his dreams. He's a brilliant young CIA agent. His wife Lucy is seven months pregnant with their first child. They have a wonderful home, and are deeply in love. They have everything they could hope for...until they lose it all in one horrifying moment.  Sam receives a call from Lucy while he's at work. She tells him to leave the building immediately. He does...just before it explodes, killing everyone inside. Lucy vanishes, and Sam wakes up in a prison cell. As the lone survivor of the attack, he is branded by the CIA as a murderer and a traitor.   Escaping from the agency, Sam launches into a desperate hunt to save his kidnapped wife and child, and to reveal the unknown enemy who has set him up and stolen his family. But the destruction of Sam's life was only step one in an extraordinary plot - and now Sam must become a new kind of hero.  "Breathless fun." (Cleveland Plain Dealer)   "Nail-biting." (Austin Chronicle)   "Irresistible." (Ventura County Star)  "Heart-pounding thrills." (Dallas Morning News)   "A grand slam home run." (Associated Press)

©2011 Jeff Abbott (P)2011 Hachette

Author: Jeff Abbott
Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
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Einstein's Secret

Summary

Finalist, Science Fiction Novels, 2016 Best Book Awards It's 1955, and Albert Einstein lies in a hospital bed, deathly ill. He suddenly stirs, asks his assistant for paper and pen, then scribbles something down. Minutes later, he dies. History tells us that Einstein jotted down equations that night. But struggling scholar Jacob Morgan believes that history is wrong. He's convinced that Einstein wrote a deathbed confession that night - a secret that the great scientist didn't want to take to his grave. Jacob has spent his entire adult life obsessively hunting down that secret - with nothing to show for it but the scorn of his colleagues and the tattered remnants of a once-promising teaching career. But now, thanks to a lucky break, Jacob has a chance to get his life back on track. His appointment as an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia is a fresh start, and he's vowed to end his pursuit of Einstein's secret. Until history chooses this moment to deliver him one more clue. A clue that leads him to an impossible and unbelievable discovery: time travel. And so begins the last leg of Jacob's desperate quest, one where history is not only changeable - it's changing. All by itself. And if Jacob doesn't rescue Einstein's secret, everything that he's ever known will disappear forever.

©2014 Irving Belateche (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
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Land of the Enemy

15 ratings

Summary

A lot had changed in "The Holy Sky" School during the six weeks that Hadjar Darkhan was away. Everyone who was in the capital at the time became much stronger, thanks to the regular skirmishes along the Imperial road. By the emperor's decree, all the disciples of the Imperial martial arts schools were allowed to visit the infamous and highly coveted Wastelands. "The Holy Sky's" disciples were especially fortunate - they'd been given a two-week head start to find the map leading to Emperor Decater's tomb, as well as the key that would allow them to enter his chambers. The school erupted into chaos as everyone wanted to fight for the dead emperor's Inheritance. After all, they wouldn't just find artifacts and alchemical solutions in the tomb, but something far more important as well. Decater's tomb also contained the secrets of all his friends, disciples, and followers. Whoever opened the door to the tomb, regardless of their path of cultivation or abilities, would become the strongest cultivator of their generation. But what would happen if the map and key fell into the wrong hands? Hadjar Darkhan had returned to the school, but there was no time to rest. A new adventure awaited him.

©2020 Kirill Klevanski (P)2021 Tantor

Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
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Moving Pictures

Summary

Raised in the Hollywood of the 1920s as the privileged son of a pioneer studio mogul, Budd Schulberg went on to win fame as a distinguished novelist, short story writer, playwright, Oscar-winning screenwriter, and boxing historian. Moving Pictures is his fascinating remembrance of growing up amidst the glamour, swank, courage, triumphs, defeats, cabals, and double-crosses of an industry in the making. His utterly candid account includes unsparing portraits of outsized characters in all their power, venality, charm, pettiness, and vindictiveness. As a book on the early days of the movies in Hollywood, this one is hard to beat.

©1981 Budd Schulberg (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Length: 22 hrs and 50 mins
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The Peanuts Papers

Summary

A one-of-a-kind celebration of America's greatest comic strip - and the life lessons it can teach us - from a stellar array of writers and artists Over the span of 50 years, Charles M. Schulz created a comic strip that is one of the indisputable glories of American popular culture - hilarious, poignant, inimitable. Some 20 years after the last strip appeared, the characters Schulz brought to life in Peanuts continue to resonate with millions of fans, their beguiling four-panel adventures and television escapades offering lessons about happiness, friendship, disappointment, childhood, and life itself.  In The Peanuts Papers, 33 writers and artists reflect on the deeper truths of Schulz’s deceptively simple comic, its impact on their lives and art and on the broader culture. These enchanting, affecting, and often quite personal essays show just how much Peanuts means to its many admirers - and the ways it invites us to ponder, in the words of Sarah Boxer, “how to survive and still be a decent human being” in an often bewildering world. Featuring essays, memoirs, poems, and two original comic strips, here is the ultimate listener's companion for every Peanuts fan. Featuring: Jill Bialosky  Lisa Birnbach  Sarah Boxer Jennifer Finney Boylan  Ivan Brunetti  Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell  Rich Cohen  Gerald Early  Umberto Eco Jonathan Franzen  Ira Glass Adam Gopnik  David Hajdu  Bruce Handy  David Kamp  Maxine Hong Kingston Chuck Klosterman  Peter D. Kramer  Jonathan Lethem  Rick Moody  Ann Patchett  Kevin Powell Joe Queenan Nicole Rudick  George Saunders  Elissa Schappell  Janice Shapiro  Mona Simpson  Leslie Stein  Clifford Thompson  David L. Ulin  Chris Ware PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2019 Literary Classics of the United States, Inc. (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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Into the Light

3 ratings

Summary

Sara Adams awakes blind, unable to remember the most basic details of her life, but her darkness seems a blessing when she discovers the terrors of The Light. Stella Montgomery investigates the news from the mean streets of Detroit, where she's noticed a disturbing trend: Young women are vanishing. When her best friend disappears, Stella digs for answers - despite warnings from her police detective boyfriend - following a twisted trail that leads her through the city's most dangerous and forsaken precincts. There she uncovers something more sinister than she could have imagined: a shadowy organization known as The Light, led by the enigmatic Father Gabriel. As Sara struggles to understand her place in the strange world she's awakened to - an oppressive cult demanding unquestioning obedience - and her feelings for Jacob, the husband she can't recall and whose harsh and tender attentions confuse and beguile her, Stella risks all to discover the truth. But enlightenment always comes with a price....

©2016 Works, LLC (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
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New Orleans Noir

Summary

Beneath the glitter of Mardi Gras lies the sleaze of Bourbon Street; under the celestial sounds of JazzFest, the nightmare screams of a city once at war within its neighborhoods, but after Hurricane Katrina, seemingly at war with nature and the rest of the country as well. New Orleans is a third world country in itself, a Latin, African, European (and often amoral) culture trapped in a Puritan nation. It's everyone's seamy underside, the city where respectable citizens go to get drunk, puke in the gutter, dance on tabletops, and go home with strangers, all without guilt. It's the metropolitan equivalent of eating standing up - if it happened in New Orleans, it doesn't count. The city was always the home of the lovable rogue, the poison magnolia, the bent politico, the sociopathic street thug, and, especially, the heartless con artist - but in post-Katrina times it struggles against... well, the same old problems, just writ large and with a new breed of carpetbagger thrown in. Combine all that with a brilliant literary tradition and you have New Orleans Noir, a sparkling collection of tales exploring the city's wasted, gutted neighborhoods, its outwardly gleaming "sliver by the river," its still-raunchy French Quarter, and other hoods so far from the Quarter they might as well be on another continent. It also looks back into the past, from that recent innocent time known in contemporary New Orleans as "pre-K," to the mid-nineteenth century, the other time the city was mostly swampland. The complete list of narrators includes: Allyson Johnson, Vikas Adam, Kevin T. Collins, Tom Stechschulte, Robin Miles, Jennifer Van Dyck, Johnny Heller, Lisa Renee Pitts, William Dufris, Kevin Free, Nick Sullivan, Therese Plummer, Mirron Willis, J. W. Wilburn, Lauren Fortgang, Raquel Lozano, Andy Caploe, and Aiello.

©2007 Akashic Books (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Lighthouse Island

Summary

The acclaimed poet and New York Times best-selling author of The Color of Lightning, Stormy Weather, and Enemy Women limns new territory with this captivating and atmospheric story set in the far future - a beautiful and engaging literary dystopian tale resonant with love and hope. See the rain forests...northern beauty, misted nights. Come to Lighthouse Island.... In the coming centuries, the world's population has exploded and covered the Earth with endless cities. Animals are nearly all gone. Drought plagues the land and cloudy water is issued by the quart. There are no maps, no borders, no numbered years. On this urban planet the only relief from the overcrowding, the petty informers, and the harsh rule of the big Agencies is the television in every living space, offering dreams of vanished waterfalls and the promise of virtual vacations in green spaces for the lucky few. It is an unwelcoming world for an orphan like Nadia Stepan, abandoned by her parents on a crowded street when she was four with only a drawing of the constellations of the Big Dipper - Cassiopeia's Chair and the North Star - and her mother's parting words: "Look to the North Star, and we will always be there." Shuttled from orphanage to orphanage, foster family to foster family, Nadia grows up dreaming of the vacation spot called Lighthouse Island, in a place called the Pacific Northwest where she believes her long-lost parents must be. As her obsession grows, so too does her determination to find her way there. In the meantime, this bright and witty orphan falls into the refuge of old and neglected books; the lost world of the imagination filled with characters who can't disappear, or be arrested, or hurt her. And there is the voice, bounced from an abandoned satellite, that patiently reads, over and over, the great classical books of the world - Big Radio, a sound in the night that lifts Nadia above the relentless television noise and the dull and perpetual Present. Despite deprivation, uncertainty, and the deceptions she must use to survive, Nadia's dream never waivers. "It will get better, life will get better." When an opportunity for escape appears, Nadia takes it, abandoning everything to strike out for Lighthouse Island in a dangerous and sometimes comic adventure. She faces every contingency with bottomless inventiveness and meets the man who changes the course of her life: James Orotov, a mapmaker and demolition expert. Together, they evade arrest and head north toward a place of wild beauty that lies beyond the megalopolis: Lighthouse Island and its all-seeing eye.

©2013 Paulette Jiles (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
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Downfall

Summary

She is a good mother. She will do what she must to ensure that her daughter Diana has a perfect life, just as perfect as the one they've led for the past seven years. No matter who has to die.   The simplest beginnings can unravel a life. For Sam Capra, it is the moment a beautiful young woman walks into his San Francisco bar.   Sam doesn't want trouble. An ex-CIA agent, his only desire now is to build a quiet, peaceful home for himself and his infant son. But Diana Keene is no ordinary customer. She's pursued by two gunmen, and when she finds Sam, she whispers an urgent, desperate plea: "Help me." And without any warning, Sam is thrust into a fight for his life. For Diana is being hunted by a deadly network - a shadowy alliance of select, influential men and women who use their connections, their authority, and their wealth to bend the world to their will. Now, this network aims its relentless fury against the man interfering with their plans to seize a new level of power: Sam Capra.   Threatened on all sides, Sam has only one hope to survive the network's all-consuming attack and return to his life with his son....he must destroy the man who owns the people who run the world. 

©2013 Jeff Abbott (P)2013 Hachette Audio

Author: Jeff Abbott
Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
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Last Refuge

Summary

Chime, a young woman from Shambala, a magical oasis in the mountains of Tibet where the survivors of nuclear Armageddon live peacefully, ventures out into the surrounding devastation. A mysterious illness is spreading, and the young Chinese woman courageously ventures outside the valley to search for a cure.

©1992, 2011 Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
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The Headmaster's Wife

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An immensely talented writer whose work has been described as “incandescent” (Kirkus) and “poetic” (Booklist), Thomas Christopher Greene pens a haunting and deeply affecting portrait of one couple at their best and worst. Inspired by a personal loss, Greene explores the way that tragedy and time assail one man’s memories of his life and loves. Like his father before him, Arthur Winthrop is the Headmaster of Vermont’s elite Lancaster School. It is the place he feels has given him his life, but is also the site of his undoing as events spiral out of his control. Found wandering naked in Central Park, he begins to tell his story to the police, but his memories collide into one another, and the true nature of things, a narrative of love, of marriage, of family and of a tragedy Arthur does not know how to address emerges. Luminous and atmospheric, bringing to life the tight-knit enclave of a quintessential New England boarding school, the novel is part mystery, part love story and an exploration of the ties of place and family. The Headmaster’s Wife stands as a moving elegy to the power of love as an antidote to grief.

©2014 Thomas Christopher Greene (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
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Crystal Soldier

2 ratings

Summary

Centuries in the past, mankind fought a seemingly unbeatable adversary from sector to sector across the Spiral Arm until the war ground to a standstill and the Enemy withdrew. Believing that they had won, the citizens of the galaxy rebuilt. The Inner Worlds, which had escaped the worst of the war's ravages, became even more insular, while the Rim worlds adopted a free and easy way with law and order. Now, hundreds of years after their withdrawal, the Enemy is back - and this time they'll be satisfied with nothing less than the extinction of the galaxy.

©2004 Sharon Lee and Steve Miller (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
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Experiencing the Supernatural

Summary

God is not bound by the laws of the natural world. He is, by definition, supernatural, and he created us in his image. We are supernatural beings. So why do we confine our understanding of him - and our relationship to him - within our own physical, finite limitations? Expecting and experiencing the supernatural in our daily lives should not be a rare occurrence, says best-selling author and Messianic Rabbi K. A. Schneider. It should be a regular way of living and relating to God, and in this book he helps you discover the many facets and ways you can live a supernatural life with God, including how to: Listen to and trust your intuition Recognize the signs He uses to guide you Experience miracles Hear God through dreams and visions Minister and receive healing and deliverance And more! God is ready to saturate your life with his supernatural power and presence. Are you ready to let him?

©2017 eChristian (P)2017 eChristian

Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
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Balance of Trade

3 ratings

Summary

Assistant Trader Jethri Gobelyn was an honest, hardworking young man who knew a lot about living onboard his family's space-going trade ship; something about trade, finance, and risk-taking; and a little bit about Liadens. It was, oddly enough, the little bit he knew about Liadens that seemed like it might be enough to make his family's fortune, and his own, too. In short order, however, Jethri Gobelyn was about to find out a lot more about Liadens...like how far they might go to protect their name and reputation. Like the myriad of things one might say-intentionally or not-with a single bow. Like what it would take to make a Liaden trade-ship crew trash a bar. Like how hard it is to say "I'm sorry!" in Liaden. Pretty soon it was clear that as little as he knew about Liadens, he knew far less about himself. With his very existence a threat to the balance of trade, Jethri Gobelyn needed to learn fast, or else help destroy all he held dear.

©2003 Sharon Lee and Steve Miller (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
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All of Me

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All of Me is a collection of four great stories from New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Samantha Chase. It brings all your favorite Montgomery Brothers books together in one set! Wait for Me: Ex-NFL player Lucas Montgomery has seemingly lost it all and is trying to be content with his solitary life. But when sweet Emma crashes into his life - literally - he suddenly finds that solitude is the last thing that he wants. Trust in Me: Jason Montgomery is doing his best to dodge all of the women who are suddenly interested in becoming the next Mrs. Montgomery. When he is paired up with his new assistant, Maggie, the last thing expects is to be the one pursuing. For months he's been the one being pursued, and even though the obstacles between them seem too great to overcome, Jason discovers that he's ready to claim the next Mrs. Montgomery. Stay with Me: Mackenzie Montgomery has some issues with control. As the oldest son, he feels that it's his job to keep everything in his life running smoothly. At least until Gina Micelli returns. Gina's back in town to deal with her own family issues, but her lifelong crush on Mac is something that she seemingly can't outgrow. Mac's fighting to keep control of his life while Gina's doing her best to learn to take control over her own, but when they're together, control is the last thing on either of their minds! More of Me: (bonus novella) Ryder Montgomery has returned to North Carolina to take a break from the corporate world, and the first item on his agenda is to look up the woman he walked away from more than ten years ago. Casey is currently going to be playing a big role in the Montgomery family's lives, and when paired up with Ryder, it doesn't take long for old sparks to reignite!

©2015 Samantha Chase (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Length: 19 hrs and 33 mins
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Crystal Dragon

1 rating

Summary

You can't go home again... What do you do when home is a conspiracy that's been discovered and destroyed? When home is a planet in a star system that's gone missing? When home means working for the destroyers of galaxies? When home is a spaceship that's calling out to the enemy? Cantra 'yos Phelium isn't a quitter, but she has more than a little problem: the Enemy has accelerated its attacks and how do you fight an Enemy whose major form of attack is the de-crystallization of everything around itself? A smuggler with a rogue soldier for a co-pilot, and a tree with an attitude for crew, Cantra's the only one who can get close to the man who holds equations that might, that just might - thwart the Enemy. All she has to do is help a young pilot from a missing world, juggle a slippery promise she never quite made to a pair of wizards, and then forget who she is along with everything, and everyone, she's ever known.

©2005 Sharon Lee and Steve Miller (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
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The Destroyer

13 ratings

Summary

After untold centuries of absence, the evil Ancients have returned. Their magic appears unstoppable and their hunger for conquest is insatiable. To protect the country of Nia, Duchess Nadea and Scholar Paug make a desperate journey to find a human legend: a man known to have destroyed these Ancient foes with a powerful army. But legends can lie. When Paug and Nadea revive their hero from sleep, his virtue is far from clear. Is he really their savior or their destroyer? Contains mature themes.

©2016 Michael-Scott Earle (P)2017 Tantor

Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
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Anthill

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Inspirational and magical, here is the story of a boy who grows up determined to save the world from its most savage ecological predator: Man himself. "What the hell do you want?" snarled Frogman at Raff Cody, as the boy stepped innocently onto the reputed murderer's property. Fifteen years old, Raff, along with his older cousin, Junior, had only wanted to catch a glimpse of Frogman's 1,000-pound alligator. Thus, begins the saga of Anthill, which follows the thrilling adventures of a modern-day Huck Finn, whose improbable love of the "strange, beautiful, and elegant" world of ants ends up transforming his own life and the citizens of Nokobee County. Battling both snakes bites and cynical relatives who just dont understand his consuming fascination with the outdoors, Raff explores the pristine beauty of the Nokobee wildlands. And in doing so, he witnesses the remarkable creation and destruction of four separate ant colonies (The Anthill Chronicles), whose histories are epics that unfold on picnic grounds, becoming a young naturalist in the process. An extraordinary undergraduate at Florida State University, Raff, despite his scientific promise, opts for Harvard Law School, believing that the environmental fight must be waged in the courtroom as well as the lab. Returning home a legal gladiator, Raff grows increasingly alarmed by rapacious condo developers who are eager to pave and subdivide the wildlands surrounding the Chicobee River. But one last battle awaits him in his epic struggle. In a shattering ending that no reader will forget, Raff suddenly encounters the angry and corrupt ghosts of an old South he thought had all but disappeared, and learns that war is a genetic imperative, not only for ants but for men as well.

©2010 Edward O. Wilson (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

Author: E. O. Wilson
Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
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Time Siege

2 ratings

Summary

Time Siege, a fast-paced time-travel adventure from award-winning author Wesley Chu. Having been haunted by the past and enslaved by the present, James Griffin-Mars is taking control of the future. Earth is a toxic, sparsely inhabited wasteland - the perfect hiding place for a fugitive ex-chronman to hide from the authorities. James has allies, scientists he rescued from previous centuries: Elise Kim, who believes she can renew Earth, given time; Grace Priestly, the venerated inventor of time travel herself; Levin, James's mentor and former pursuer, now disgraced; and the Elfreth, a population of downtrodden humans who want desperately to believe that James and his friends will heal their ailing home world. James also has enemies. They include the full military might of benighted solar system ruled by corporate greed and a desperate fear of what James will do next. At the forefront of their efforts to stop him is Kuo, the ruthless security head, who wants James's head on a pike and will stop at nothing to obtain it.

©2016 Wesley Chu (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Author: Wesley Chu
Length: 18 hrs and 49 mins
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Superhuman: Semper Fi

1 rating

Summary

Superhuman terror incidents are on the rise, riots are breaking out everywhere like a plague spreading across the face of the world, and the unknown enemy still stalks the world. However, Pierson and Hale are determined to bring down the monster that has caused this turmoil, no matter what it takes. With violence exploding on all sides, when given a clear shot at the source of the chaos, they determine to take their chance. Hale will throw every bit of power he has at the very source that granted him with his strength, backed by a world thrown into chaos looking for someone, anyone, to blame.

©2018 Evan Currie (P)2019 Tantor

Author: Evan Currie
Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
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Why I Believe

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In our post-Christian, pluralistic society, responding to the perception that Christians are prejudiced, anti-intellectual, and bigoted has become a greater challenge than ever before. The result is often intimidation, withdrawal, and even doubts among God's people about what we really believe. Best-selling author and teaching pastor at Living on the Edge, Chip Ingram, wants to change that. In Why I Believe, he gives compelling answers to questions about The resurrection of Christ The evidence of an afterlife The accuracy and intellectual feasibility of the Bible The debate between creation and evolution The historicity of Jesus And more The solid, biblical, logical answers he shares will satisfy the honest doubts that every believer experiences now and then, and will provide practical, thoughtful answers that can be shared with family and friends. This is the perfect resource for churches, small groups, and individuals who long not only to really know what and why they believe, but also to be equipped to explain the intellectual justification for their faith in everyday language.

©2017 eChristian (P)2017 eChristian

Author: Chip Ingram
Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
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Superhuman: Countdown to Apocalypse

1 rating

Summary

The first shots of war have been fired, now it's a race against time to stop a headlong rush before someone fires the last shots.   The alien probe that created dozens of superhuman weapons and unleashed them on Houston has a new testing site, the city of Hong Kong, and Alexander Hale has been asked to intervene. With no idea who, or how, the experiments on people are being done he slips into the city to try and find out what ever he can, but beyond the skyline of Hong Kong trouble is brewing.   With China and the USA rushing headlong toward a nuclear exchange, there may only be hours to save the world from this countdown to apocalypse.   It'll take a superhuman effort.   Good thing he has that going for him, because nothing else seems to be.

©2018 Evan Currie (P)2018 Tantor

Author: Evan Currie
Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
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Brothers Forever

2 ratings

Summary

Four weeks after Navy SEALs had killed Osama bin Laden, the President of the United States stood in Arlington National Cemetery. In his Memorial Day address, he extolled the courage and sacrifice of the two young men buried side by side in the graves before him: Travis Manion, a fallen US Marine, and Brendan Looney, a fallen US Navy SEAL. Although they were killed three years apart, one in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, these two best friends and former roommates were now buried together - "brothers forever". Award-winning journalist Tom Sileo and Travis’ father, former Marine colonel Tom Manion, tell the intimate and personal story of how these Naval Academy roommates defined a generation’s sacrifice after 9/11, and how Travis and Brendan’s loved ones overcame heartbreak to carry on in their memory. From Travis’ incredible heroism on the streets of Fallujah to Brendan’s anguished Navy SEAL training in the wake of his friend’s death and his own heroism in the mountains of Afghanistan, Brothers Forever is a remarkable story of friendship, family, and war.

©2014 Tom Sileo and Thomas Manion (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
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Alliance of Equals

Summary

A new novel in the popular and exciting science fiction Liaden Universe® series. Over a half million Liaden Universe® books sold with an audience that keeps growing! Beset by the angry remnants of the Department of the Interior, challenged at every turn by opportunists on their new homeworld of Surebleak, and somewhat low on funds, Clan Korval desperately needs to reestablish its position as one of the top trading clans in known space. To this end, Master Trader Shan yos'Galan, aboard Korval's premier trade ship, Dutiful Passage, is on a mission to establish new business associations and to build a strong primary route that links well with existing Loops and secondary routes. But reestablishing trade and preserving the lives of the few remaining members of the clan aren't all of Korval's problems. Matters come to a head as Dutiful Passage, accustomed to being welcomed and feted at those ports on its call list, finds itself denied docking and blacklisted while agents of the DOI mount armed attacks on others of Korval's traders under the very eyes of port security systems. Traveling with Dutiful Passage on this unsettling journey is Padi yos'Galan, the master trader's heir and his apprentice. Padi is eager to make up for time lost due to Korval's unpleasantness with the Department of the Interior. She is also keeping a secret so intense that her coming of age, and perhaps her very life, is threatened by it.

©2016 Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
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Madouc

2 ratings

Summary

The World Fantasy Award-winning third volume of the Lyonesse trilogy brings attention to the faerie changeling Madouc. Where princess Suldrun once meekly endured the proprieties of Castle Haidion, Madouc defends herself with rotten fruit. Vexed, King Casmir arranges a contest to marry her off, but Madouc has other ideas, and enlists the stableboy "Sir Pom-pom" on an impromptu quest to find her father. During their travels, they encounter swindlers, faeries, trolls, ogres, a knight in search of his youth, and a relatively pedestrian item known as the Holy Grail. As the sorcerers Shimrod and Murgen investigate portents of cataclysm in the world of magic, Casmir plans a murder that will bring all the lands under his iron rule; however, his ambitions will be complicated by one small but important oversight-he's failed to allow for Madouc!

©1991 Jack Vance (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

Author: Jack Vance
Length: 19 hrs and 39 mins
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The Destroyer: Book 4

7 ratings

Summary

The Empress almost has control of the world she was promised and soon her enemies will not be able to thwart her. There is just one man keeping her from her prize: Kaiyer. Contains mature themes.

©2016 Michael-Scott Earle (P)2018 Tantor

Length: 21 hrs and 33 mins
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A Gatlin Wedding

Summary

Does it always come down to Destiny? The Wheel of Fate? Who's behind that wheel? What kind of idiot is doing the driving around here? The day has finally arrived: Mitchell Wate and Lillian English are getting married. Everyone has come together - Ethan and Lena, John and Liv, even Link is back in town - and there's enough pie to make Amma proud. But despite the joyous occasion, Ethan can't help but worry that something feels...off. When Siren-turned-Hybrid Caster Ridley blows into town unannounced, Ethan's suspicions are confirmed. And it's worse than he imagined: Silas Ravenwood is coming for them, and no one in Gatlin is safe. Has the Wheel of Fate finally caught up to them, or can the Casters and Mortals come together to stop it in its tracks? Number-one New York Times best-selling authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl reveal Gatlin's destiny in this not-to-be missed final installment of Beautiful Creatures: The Untold Stories.

©2016 Kami Garcia (P)2016 Hachette Audio

Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
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Last Day on Mars

1 rating

Summary

It is Earth year 2213 - but, of course, there is no Earth anymore. Not since it was burned to a cinder by the Sun, which has mysteriously begun the process of going supernova. The human race has fled to Mars, but this was only a temporary solution while we have prepared for a second trip: a 150-year journey to a distant star, our best guess at where we might find a new home. Liam Saunders-Chang is one of the last humans left on Mars. The son of two scientists who have been racing against time to create technology vital to humanity's survival, Liam, along with his friend Phoebe, will be on the last starliner to depart before Mars, like Earth before it, is destroyed. Or so he thinks. Because before this day is over, Liam and Phoebe will make a series of profound discoveries about the nature of time and space and find out that the human race is just one of many in our universe locked in a dangerous struggle for survival.

©2017 Kevin Emerson (P)2019 Tantor

Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
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A Very Scalzi Christmas

4 ratings

Summary

New York Times best-selling and Hugo Award-winning author John Scalzi gift-wraps 15 short takes on the holiday season - interviews with holiday notables, "informational" articles about TV specials and Christmas carols, short stories and poems, and even a couple of nods to Thanksgiving and New Year’s - and puts them all into a stocking stuffer-sized package that makes the perfect gift for friends, family, or yourself.

©2019 John Scalzi (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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The Salvation

Summary

The ultimate battle.    Max is out of control. He's lying to his friends, ignoring his family, and has even turned on Liz. Has Max completely lost his mind...or is Max not really Max at all?    Liz hasn't felt connected to Max in a long time - not the way she used to be. She knows he isn't the guy she fell in love with. There's something else controlling him. Something sinister. Can Liz help Max break free before he's lost forever?

©2000 Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. (P)2019 Tantor

Author: Melinda Metz
Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
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The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries #3: The Craving

1 rating

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Blood brothers.... After his brother, Damon Salvatore, betrays him in New Orleans, Stefan starts over in Manhattan. Vowing never to harm another human, he roams the streets, trying to disappear into the city’s chaos. But just when he thinks he’s left his past behind, Stefan discovers that he can never escape his brother. Damon has grand plans for the vampire Salvatore brothers - whether Stefan likes it or not. Together, they take New York by storm. When their exploits end up on the society pages, an old enemy resurfaces - one hell-bent on revenge. Based on the popular CW TV show inspired by the best-selling novels, Stefan’s Diaries reveals the truth about what really happened between Stefan, Damon, and Katherine - and how the Vampire Diaries love triangle began.

©2011 Alloy Entertainment and L.J. Smith (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
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The Shut-In

Summary

I know you're watching me. Confined to a studio apartment, Tricia Celano watches the outside world through a flying drone. But when her high-tech toy records a vicious murder, she's determined to track down the killer - a killer who knows she's being watched. BookShots Lightning-fast stories by James Patterson Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop listening All original content from James Patterson

©2017 James Patterson (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
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Winter's Guardian

1 rating

Summary

When Winter started university with her best friend, Alex, she didn't expect to find herself in the middle of a supernatural war. Who knew saving a stray wolf could earn you the alliance of the pack? To make things more complicated, the broody and very attractive Jaxson is tasked with keeping her safe from the growing vampire threat in town. It's a shame he can't stand her and enjoys irritating the hell out of her. When she finds out her new boyfriend has his own secrets, can she trust anyone anymore? What happens when you get yourself stuck in the middle of a war? This is a reverse harem book series. Seventeen+ listeners only.

©2017 G. Bailey (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Author: G. Bailey
Category: Romance, Paranormal
Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
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The Dark One

Summary

True love never dies.  Isabel has run away from home, and Max knows her life is in danger. He has to find her and save her, but time is ticking away.  Alex is back on Earth, and he's a changed man. He looks better, feels better, and is ready to live life to the fullest - without Isabel Evans. Little does he know he's the only person that can help the ailing Isabel. Will Alex be able to put aside his pride and save the life of his former love?

©2000 Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. (P)2019 Tantor

Author: Melinda Metz
Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
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Tombyards & Butterflies

1 rating

Summary

A Missing Ferryman. An Undead Dilemma. An Immortal Detective. An emissary from the Dark Council has just materialized in the office of the Montague & Strong Detective Agency, and makes Simon Strong an offer he can't refuse. Charon is missing. The legendary ferryman responsible for transporting sorcerer souls across the river Styx hasn't been seen in days. And with each passing hour, those unable to cross the river are left to walk among the living, tilting the world further out of balance. Meet Simon Strong, an immortal, who is also the best private detective in New York City. Together with his surly partner Tristan Montague, a mage of indeterminate age, they must find the Ferryman and get him back to work before another Supernatural War ravages the earth, destroys humanity, and Simon's local coffee shop. Time is running out. His landlord wants the rent and Karma with a capital K is paying him a visit, and she can be a real.... Join the Montague & Strong Detective Agency and help them locate Charon, so he can restore balance to the universe, put the dead sorcerers to rest, and maybe solve the age-old conundrum - coffee or tea?

©2017 Orlando A. Sanchez (P)2018 Tantor

Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
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Dragon in Exile

Summary

Star-trading Clan Korval - known to Terrans as the Tree-and-Dragon Family and to the locals simply as the Dragon - has been convicted of crimes against the homeworld. No matter that one of the "crimes" consisted of saving the elitist planet of Liad from very real internal threats, the Council of Clans wanted Korval heads to roll. Unfortunately for the council, the Dragon's allies conspired to impose a milder punishment for saving the world: banishment rather than execution. Now relocated to the free-for-all world of Surebleak, the Dragon is under contract to keep the Port Road open to all traffic and to back the New Bosses in imposing law and order on a society originally based on larceny and assassination. This modest rustication is going surprisingly well until Korval discovers that the enemy they'd sought to destroy wasn't quite destroyed. And is more determined than ever to eradicate Korval. While the banishment killed no one initially, many of Korval's trading allies are spooked. Some are reneging on ancient agreements, leaving the Dragon to make its own way. The clan's efforts to stealthily recruit new allies is going haywire, and a secret death toll is rising even as the clan's adherents endure increasing exposure to danger and deceit off world. To make matters worse, an active portion of Surebleak's native population liked the Old Ways just fine and are conspiring to take the New Bosses - and the Dragon - down and are sure they have the firepower and people to do it. The exiled Dragon has to make an urgent choice: accept an alliance with criminals or face down each and every enemy in person, one by one.

©2015 Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
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Moonbeam (A Dragonian Series Novel)

2 ratings

Summary

Moonbeam follows Blake and Elena 10 years later from where the last novel, Starlight, ended. What if your "what if" becomes finally an option. Would you go and change the past?

©2016 Adrienne Woods (P)2020 Fire Quill Publishing

Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
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The Darkness

2 ratings

Summary

The Darkness is a fast-paced story of survival that brings the apocalypse to Main Street USA. While the world falls apart, Jacob Anderson barricades his family behind locked doors. News reports tell of civil unrest in the streets, murders, and disappearances; citizens are warned to remain behind locked doors. When Jacob becomes witness to horrible events and the alarming actions of his neighbors, he and his family realize everything is far worse than being reported. Every father's nightmare comes true as Jacob's normal life - and a promise to protect his family - is torn apart.

©2014 W. J. Lundy (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Author: W. J. Lundy
Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
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Because You Love to Hate Me

3 ratings

Summary

In this unique YA anthology, 13 acclaimed, best-selling authors team up with 13 influential BookTubers to reimagine fairy tales from the oft-misunderstood villains' points of view. These fractured, unconventional spins on classics like Medusa, Sherlock Holmes, and 'Jack and the Beanstalk' provide a behind-the-curtain look at villains' acts of vengeance, defiance, and rage - and the pain, heartbreak, and sorrow that spurned them on. No fairy tale will ever seem quite the same again! Featuring writing from.... Authors: Renée Ahdieh, Ameriie, Soman Chainani, Susan Dennard, Sarah Enni, Marissa Meyer, Cindy Pon, Victoria Schwab, Samantha Shannon, Adam Silvera, Andrew Smith, April Genevieve Tucholke, and Nicola Yoon. BookTubers: Benjamin Alderson (Benjaminoftomes), Sasha Alsberg (abookutopia), Whitney Atkinson (WhittyNovels), Tina Burke (ChristinaReadsYA blog and TheLushables), Catriona Feeney (LittleBookOwl), Jesse George (JessetheReader), Zoë Herdt (readbyzoe), Samantha Lane (Thoughts on Tomes), Sophia Lee (thebookbasement), Raeleen Lemay (padfootandprongs07), Regan Perusse (PeruseProject), Christine Riccio (polandbananasBOOKS), and Steph Sinclair & Kat Kennedy (Cuddlebuggery blog and channel).

©2017 Ameriie (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
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The Rebel

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Blood brothers.... Michael has finally found the one thing he always yearned for - family. When his brother Trevor arrives in Roswell, Michael will do anything to please him. But soon, Trevor's loyalties come into question - and Michael is caught in the cross fire.    Maria's little brother has disappeared, and she knows the kidnappers are trying to get to her and her friends. Devastated and guilt-ridden, Maria turns to Michael for help. But will he be there for her, or has Michael himself become the enemy?

©2000 Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. (P)2019 Tantor

Author: Melinda Metz
Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
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The Forgotten Girl

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A dark mystery unfolds in Rio Youers's riveting thriller, The Forgotten Girl. Harvey Anderson is a twenty-six-year-old street performer from New Jersey. He enjoys his peaceful life, but everything turns upside down when he is abducted and beaten by a group of nondescript thugs. Working for a sinister man known as "the spider," these goons have spent nine years searching for Harvey's girlfriend, Sally Starling. Now they think they know where she lives. And whom she loves. There's only one problem: Sally is gone and Harvey has no memory of her. Which makes no sense to him, until the spider explains that Sally has the unique ability to selectively erase a person's memories - an ability she has used to delete herself from Harvey's mind. But emotion runs deeper than memory, and Harvey realizes he still feels something for Sally. And so - with the spider threatening - he goes looking for a girl he loves but can't remember...and encounters a danger that reaches beyond anything he could ever imagine. Political corruption and manipulation. A serial killer's dark secrets. An appetite for absolute, terrible power. For Harvey Anderson, finding the forgotten girl comes at quite a cost.

©2017 Rio Youers (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Published by arrangement with St. Martin's Press.

Author: Rio Youers
Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
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Ashes to Ashes

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Roses are red. Violets are blue. You came for me. Now, I'm coming for you. A year ago, I thought my whole world had ended. My family was dead. The life that I knew had been changed forever. Now I know that was just the beginning. I faced down the devil who destroyed my family, and I f--king lost. I've become the thing I hate most in this world, and there is no turning back. Even a contract with a demon couldn't save me from the creature that now inhabits my body. Arrius Priest is planning something big. Something that threatens not just the society of hunters my parents belonged to, but the existence of the human race as we know it. Even though none of us are completely human anymore - not even Maverick - we won't abandon it. I may have failed once before, but I won't fail again. It takes a monster to destroy a monster, so a monster I will become.

©2020 Lucy Smoke LLC (P)2020 Tantor

Author: Lucinda Dark
Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
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30 Days of Night

25 ratings

Summary

An all-new, full-cast dramatization of the classic graphic novel. The isolated town of Barrow, Alaska, is plunged into darkness for a month each year when the sun sinks below the horizon. As the last rays of light fade, the town is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires bent on an uninterrupted orgy of destruction. Only Barrow's husband-and-wife sheriff team stand between the survivors and certain destruction. By the time the sun rises, will they pay the ultimate price - or worse? Complete list of narrators includes Chris Andrew Ciulla, Mark Boyett, Kevin T. Collins, Ellen Archer, Therese Plummer, Lauren Fortgang, Edoardo Ballerini, Scott Aiello, Fred Berman, Gabriel Vaughan, Dion Graham, Emily Bauer, Angelo Di Loreto, Jonathan Todd Ross, Julian Elfer, Allyson Johnson, Jennifer Van Dyck, and Robin Miles.

©2017 Steve Niles, Lorelei Bunjes, and Idea and Design Works, LLC; Adaptation 2017 Rod Belcher (P)2017 Audible Originals, LLC.

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The Shadow Year

1 rating

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On New York's Long Island, in the unpredictable decade of the 1960s, a young boy spends much of his free time in the basement of his family's modest home, where he and his brother, Jim, have created Botch Town, a detailed cardboard replica of their community, complete with figurines representing friends and neighbors. Their little sister, Mary, smokes cigarettes, speaks in other voices, inhabits alternate personas... and, unbeknownst to her siblings, moves around the inanimate clay residents. There is a strangeness in the air as disappearances, deaths, spectral sightings, and the arrival of a sinister man in a long white car mark this unforgettable shadow year. But strangest of all is the inescapable fact that all these troubling occurrences directly correspond to the changes little Mary has made to the miniature town in their basement.

©2008 Jeffrey Ford (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

Author: Jeffrey Ford
Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
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The Shores Beyond Time

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It is Earth year 2256 - but the fate of the few who even remember Earth is perilously in doubt.    Mina Saunders-Chang and many of the surviving humans are stranded in the Centauri system, having barely survived their confrontation with the Telphon refugees. Now everyone - human and Telphon alike - is caught in the blast zone of the Centauri supernova. And yet there's only one question Mina is asking:  Where are Liam and Phoebe?  Having barely made it through the battle at the Centauri system with their lives, Liam and Phoebe awake on a mysterious ship in the middle of a dead universe. The ship bears the markings of a human starliner that disappeared decades ago - but even more disturbing than that is the massive alien machine floating in the starless space before them.  A machine long abandoned but now showing signs of life. A machine that has begun speaking to Liam in a voice only he can hear....

©2019 Kevin Emerson (P)2019 Tantor

Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
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Pure

3 ratings

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Audie Award Nominee, Science Fiction, 2013 We know you are here, our brothers and sisters.... Pressia barely remembers the Detonations or much about life during the Before. In her sleeping cabinet behind the rubble of an old barbershop, where she lives with her grandfather, she thinks about what is lost - how the world went from amusement parks, movie theaters, birthday parties, fathers and mothers... to ash and dust, scars, permanent burns, and fused, damaged bodies. And now, at an age when everyone is required to turn themselves over to the militia to either be trained as a soldier or, if they are too damaged and weak, to be used as live targets, Pressia can no longer pretend to be small. Pressia is on the run. Burn a Pure and Breathe the Ash.... There are those who escaped the apocalypse unmarked. Pures. They are tucked safely inside the Dome that protects their healthy, superior bodies. Yet Partridge, whose father is one of the most influential men in the Dome, feels isolated and lonely. Different. He thinks about loss - maybe just because his family is broken; his father is emotionally distant; his brother killed himself; and his mother never made it inside their shelter. Or maybe it's his claustrophobia: his feeling that this Dome has become a swaddling of intensely rigid order. So when a slipped phrase suggests his mother might still be alive, Partridge risks his life to leave the Dome to find her. When Pressia meets Partridge, their worlds shatter all over again.

©2012 Julianna Baggott (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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The Wild One

1 rating

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Dangerous love... Isabel: From the moment she hears the roar of Nikolas's motorcycle, she's hooked. This new guy in town seems to understand exactly how she feels and thinks, exactly what she needs. He's someone willing to let her be what she was born to be...the wild one. Alex: He's jealous of Isabel's new boyfriend. Worse, he fears that Nikolas is dragging Isabel deeper and deeper into danger. If Isabel's not careful, Sheriff Valenti will discover the truth about her. And if that happens, no one from Earth will be able to save her....

©1998 Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. (P)2019 Tantor

Author: Melinda Metz
Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
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The Falling Woman

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Erin feels that she has reached a breaking point in her cancer treatment. Having gone through two exhausting programs of medication and facing a third, she decides to take a week off from doctors and hospitals and even her family, and to fly from her home in Washington D.C. to a retreat in California that is designed for people like her, cancer victims with no chance of survival. She has reached middle age, is in a mostly loveless, mechanical marriage, has successfully seen her twin daughters enrolled in college and starting their own lives independent of her, has ended an affair she was having with a man in her office, another lawyer, and is facing the reality that for all those people - husband, daughters, ex-lover - she is essentially already dead. So when the plane she is on, headed cross country to San Francisco, encounters extreme turbulence and comes apart in midair, she accepts the reality of the fact that this will be her real death. Only fate has other ideas, for she miraculously survives not only the explosion but also the fall from the sky.  Charlie Radford is a young NTSB investigator who is on the team sent to Kansas to try to determine what caused the crash, and also to find and identify all the bodies. When, several days into his investigation, he hears a rumor that a woman was found alive in a barn, still strapped to her seat, he assumes it is a hoax, but because of word of this “miracle” has reached the media - as well as the men and women in Congress - he is forced to assume responsibility for tracking down the source of the rumor and to find the woman, should she actually exist. So for young Radford, what began as a routine crash investigation becomes a search to find the truth of the story, and then, once he realizes that in fact there is a survivor, he must convince her to come forward. The problem is that once found, Erin refuses to cooperate, having decided that her family has already mourned her death twice; all she wants is to be left alone, to live out what time she has left away from the rest of the world. But then one reporter gets wind of her location, and Radford must decide how to protect this “falling woman” while at the same time answering the commands of his superiors in the government agency.  Fast-paced, and full of twists and surprises, The Falling Woman is a story of the irony of fate, and of which conflicting factor will prevail: the need of the government and its people to know the truth, or the right of a woman to determine how her personal story will play out. Designer: Jaya Miceli Image Credits: Farm: Germany, Aerial View at Sunset, Westend61 / Getty Images (Image # 1134465904); AirplaneWing, Gregory Adams / Getty Images (image # 1161180623)

©2020 Richard Farrell (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
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The Destroyer

8 ratings

Summary

The country of Nia has fallen to the Ancients and circumstances are grim for the humans. Kaiyer must return to the broken castle to save his friends, reconcile his past, and find a way to break the hold that the enemy agents have over the country. Contains mature themes.

©2016 Michael-Scott Earle (P)2018 Tantor

Length: 17 hrs and 40 mins
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56

Summary

Seventy baseball seasons ago, on a May afternoon at Yankee Stadium, Joe DiMaggio lined a hard single to left field. It was the quiet beginning to the most resonant baseball achievement of all time. Starting that day, the vaunted Yankee center fielder kept on hitting - at least one hit in game after game after game. In the summer of 1941, as Nazi forces moved relentlessly across Europe and young American men were drafted by the millions, it seemed only a matter of time before the U.S. went to war. The nation was apprehensive. Yet for two months in that tense summer, America was captivated by DiMaggio's astonishing hitting streak. In 56, Kostya Kennedy tells the remarkable story of how the streak found its way into countless lives, from the Italian kitchens of Newark to the playgrounds of Queens to the San Francisco streets of North Beach; from the Oval Office of FDR to the Upper West Side apartment where Joe's first wife, Dorothy, the movie starlet, was expecting a child. In this crisp, evocative narrative Joe DiMaggio emerges in a previously unseen light, a 26-year-old on the cusp of becoming an icon. He comes alive - a driven ballplayer, a mercurial star and a conflicted husband - as the tension and the scrutiny upon him build with each passing day. DiMaggio's achievement lives on as the greatest of sports records. Alongside the story of DiMaggio's dramatic quest, Kennedy deftly examines the peculiar nature of hitting streaks and with an incisive, modern-day perspective gets inside the number itself, as its sheer improbability heightens both the math and the magic of 56 games in a row.

©2011 Kostya Kennedy (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
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The 13-Minute Murder

3 ratings

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What do a psychiatrist, a mother, and an expert hit man have in common? Their time is running out in these three fast-paced thrillers from the world's number one best-selling writer James Patterson. Dead Man Running: Psychiatrist Randall Beck specializes in PTSD cases - and his time is limited. Especially when he uncovers a plot to kill a presidential candidate. 113 Minutes: Molly Rourke's son has been murdered - and she knows who's responsible. Now, she's taking the law into her own hands. Never underestimate a mother's love. 13-Minute Murder: He can kill anybody in just minutes - from the first approach to the clean escape. His skills have served him well, and he has a grand plan: to get out alive and spend his earnings with his beloved wife, Maria. An anonymous client offers Ryan a rich payout to assassinate a target in Harvard Yard. It's exactly the last big job he needs to complete his plan. The precision strike starts perfectly and then somehow explodes into a horrifying spectacle. Ryan has to run, and Maria goes missing. Now, the world's fastest hit man sets out for one last score: revenge. And every minute counts.

©2018 James Patterson (P)2019 Hachette Audio

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The Oceans Between Stars

Summary

It is Earth year 2223, but the Earth, along with the entire solar system, is gone. Liam and Phoebe, having barely escaped our exploding sun with their lives, are in stasis for the decade-long journey to the rogue planet Delphi, where they hope to meet up with the rest of the human refugees, find help for their injured parents, and pass along the devastating things they discovered on Mars: that someone destroyed their world intentionally, and that that someone might still be after them, trying to finish the job.  Phoebe is carrying her own dark secret. One that finds her waking up secretly at various points in their journey, changing their path through space. One that will decide the fate of the human race, and many more besides. One that, very soon, she must reveal to Liam, whether he's ready for the truth or not.

©2018 Kevin Emerson (P)2019 Tantor

Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
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Other

Summary

Bleys Ahrens is now a political power on the planet Association, home of the Friendlies. His people - his Others, not Dorsai or Friendly or Exotic, but hybrids - are in place on all the new worlds, and are ready to take his message to the greater human public. But within his inner circle is Henry McLean, Soldier of God, and a True Faith-Holder. Henry fears for the soul of his nephew Bleys, and while he guards, he also watches, and judges. And beyond Bleys Ahrens' control is Hal Mayne: the one man in all the human worlds who might successfully challenge Bleys in his bid for power. For Hal Mayne is the true culmination of the Cycle's grand design. Bleys would give anything to convert Hal Mayne to his cause - or failing that, to destroy him.

©1994 Gordon R. Dickson (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Length: 20 hrs and 47 mins
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The Vanished

Summary

Gone for good?    Max is on a mission to save Alex, who is stranded on the home planet. Alex may be lost or wounded - or worse. To get Alex back, Max knows he'll need one of the Stones of Midnight. If only he knew where to find one....  Liz understands that Max can't rest until he finds Alex. And she's been busy herself - spending time with Roswell newcomer Adam. She's been having so much fun with Adam that Max is in danger...of being forgotten.

©2000 Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. (P)2019 Tantor

Author: Melinda Metz
Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
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Trade Secret

1 rating

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Star-spanning galactic trader Jethri Gobelyn’s story continues in the seventeenth entry in the Liaden Universe series by master storytellers Sharon Lee and Steve Miller. In a universe full of interstellar intrigue and burgeoning commerce novice Terran trader Jethri Gobelyn, adopted by a Liaden clan after an ill-directed bow of honor insulted the scion of a major Liaden house, is alive and whole to tell the tale. Convinced that the adoption has saved his life and made his future he settles into a comfortable and even elite routine, a Trader's Ring his goal. Even as Jethri's initiation into the mysteries and joys of Liaden Festival bring him to manhood, he's forced to face Necessity and the facts of life: his adoption has also invigorated a net of unfinished Balance far more complex and potentially deadly than a simple Terran blood feud. He must embrace his Terran birthright as well as his Liaden connections while leaving behind the safety of the great Liaden trade ship Elthoria to defend his honor and that of shipmates past and present. Forced to sit Second Board as a back-up pilot on a Liaden Scout ship, Jethri's convinced he's already at wit's end - when several familiar faces threaten all that he knows of himself, and all that he wishes to do.

©2013 Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Young Bleys

Summary

By the workings of chance Bleys Ahrens was born the genetic equal of Hal Mayne, the hero of The Final Encyclopedia, but he was destined by nurture to a far different fate. Raised alone by his unhappy Exotic mother, Bleys was an outcast from every society until his half-brother Dahno claimed him. Disciplined by Friendlies, schooled by Exotics, Dahno was beginning to build an interplanetary network of half-breeds, who called themselves "Others". But Dahno thought only of gaining wealth and power for himself; Bleys saw an opportunity to challenge the Dorsai for control of the Human Worlds.

©1991 Gordon R. Dickson (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
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Steel Sirens

Summary

I've known one thing all my life: I belong to the Fortingall Wood. I was born there and I'll die there. It's in my blood. When slavers of the Hand take my brother, sister, and our entire village I discover nothing I know is true - not my place as a ranger or even who I am. With the help of the Sirens, ancient warriors imbued by a goddess, I may have a shot at saving my family. But the Sirens have trouble of their own. If I want their help I'll have to free each woman from her magic-induced exile. First, I have to find them.  But beyond the Wood is a land fallen into darkness. I'm too far out to go home and too green to fight what's coming. Even with the Sirens by my side, life is a choice between my family or my kingdom. Is one worth saving without the other? Contains mature themes.

©2019 Maxx Whittaker and Saving Throw Ink (P)2019 Tantor

Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
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It All Falls Down

Summary

Lieutenant Gregor Popov is on trial for his efforts along with Heavy Metal to save the Russian scientists. Will they go after Sal, Madigan, and Courtney next? Will Popov get a light sentence or something worse? Savage has been tasked with an operation hidden from everyone. Unfortunately, the operation requires him to work with Molina. To make a deal, Courtney must request help. This time, nothing is taken for granted except the ZOO will do what it always does: kill people.

©2019 Michael Todd and Michael Anderle (P)2020 Tantor

Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
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Under Fire

1 rating

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A terrorist plot puts their lives - and hearts - on the line. When Jackson McKay and his daughter are kidnapped, their captors demand his research files on a devastating chemical weapon - or they'll kill his little girl. Jackson searches desperately for a way to save his daughter and also protect his country from the terrorists. No risk is too great. His daring escape sets in motion a deadly game of cat and mouse. Arriving at the scene of a wildfire, smokejumper Lauren Michaels and her crew are caught in the crosshairs of Jackson's nightmare. Lauren is the only one who can lead Jackson off the burning mountain and to the police. In order to prevent a national crisis and save a child's life, they embark on a treacherous journey - one step ahead of a sniper! But more than their lives are at risk, because an unexpected heat flares between them that may cost them their hearts. Warning: This title contains sex, strong language, some violence, smart men, courageous women, and heart-pounding action. Possible side effects of listening include racing pulse, missed sleep, and nail biting.

©2008 Beth Cornelison (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
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Dead Man Running

1 rating

Summary

The doctor is in...deadly danger. Dr. Randall Beck is an eccentric psychiatrist with a terminal disease. This makes him fearless, which comes in handy when a patient is murdered before his eyes - a patient with an unspeakable secret. BookShots Lightning-fast stories by James Patterson Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop listening All original content from James Patterson

©2017 James Patterson and Christopher Farnsworth (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
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Never Go with Your Gut

1 rating

Summary

Avoid terrible advice, cognitive biases, and poor decisions. Want to avoid business disasters, whether minor mishaps, such as excessive team conflict, or major calamities like those that threaten bankruptcy or doom a promising career? Fortunately, behavioral economics studies show that such disasters stem from poor decisions due to our faulty mental patterns - what scholars call "cognitive biases" - and are preventable. Unfortunately, the typical advice for business leaders to "go with their guts" plays into these cognitive biases and leads to disastrous decisions that devastate the bottom line. By combining practical case studies with cutting-edge research, Never Go With Your Gut will help you make the best decisions and prevent these business disasters. The leading expert on avoiding business disasters, Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, draws on over 20 years of extensive consulting, coaching, and speaking experience to show how pioneering leaders and organizations - many of them his clients - avoid business disasters. Reading this book will enable you to: Discover how pioneering leaders and organizations address cognitive biases to avoid disastrous decisions. Adapt best practices on avoiding business disasters from these leaders and organizations to your own context. Develop processes that empower everyone in your organization to avoid business disasters.

©2019 Gleb Tsipursky (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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The Outsider

1 rating

Summary

He's not like other guys.   Liz has seen him around school. It's hard to miss Max - the tall, blond, blue-eyed senior stands out among all the other students at Roswell High. So why is he such a loner?   Max is in love with Liz. He loves the way her eyes light up when she laughs and the way her long, black hair moves when she turns her head. Most of all, he loves to imagine what it would be like to kiss her.   But he knows he can't get too close. He can't risk her discovering the truth about who he is - or what he is.... Because the truth could kill her.

©1998 Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. (P)2019 Tantor

Author: Melinda Metz
Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
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Party

Summary

It's Saturday night in Santa Barbara and it seems like everyone is headed to the same destination. The reason is simple: To celebrate the end of school. But for eleven different people the motives are bit more complicated - to be noticed, to hook up, to make friends, to numb the pain, to get over an ex, to say goodbye. As each character takes a turn and tells his/her story, the eleven individuals intersect, reconnect, and combine in ways that none of them ever saw coming. Combine the poignancy of Thirteen Reasons Why with the energy of films like American Graffiti, Dazed and Confused, and Sixteen Candles and you get Party - a sneak peek into the lives of contemporary teens over the course of a single night. Alternating points of view and the timeless setting of an end-of-school party make this a compelling listen. Those who download it cannot stop listening. Narrated by:Oliver WymanAnthony BowdenSimone TetraultKevin FreeKevin T. CollinsSuzy JacksonJosh HurleyFred BermanStephen DexterVikas AdamAlicia Harding

©2010 Tom Leveen (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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This Perfect Day

8 ratings

Summary

By the author of Rosemary's Baby, a horrifying journey into a future only Ira Levin could imagine... Considered one of the great dystopian novels - alongside Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange and Aldous Huxley's A Brave New World - Ira Levin's frightening glimpse into the future continues to fascinate listeners even 40 years after publication. The story is set in a seemingly perfect global society. Uniformity is the defining feature; there is only one language and all ethnic groups have been eugenically merged into one race called "The Family". The world is ruled by a central computer called UniComp that has been programmed to keep every single human on the surface of the Earth in check. People are continually drugged by means of regular injections so that they will remain satisfied and cooperative. They are told where to live, when to eat, whom to marry, when to reproduce. Even the basic facts of nature are subject to the UniComp's will - men do not grow facial hair, women do not develop breasts, and it only rains at night. With a vision as frightening as any in the history of the science fiction genre, This Perfect Day is one of Ira Levin's most haunting novels.

©1970 Ira Levin (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers

Author: Ira Levin
Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
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The Weirdest Noob

8 ratings

Summary

Something quite odd is happening in Second World - the planet's foremost MMORPG. Something that's causing alliances to be broken, and friendships, forgotten. A worthless low-level mine becomes the stage of vicious battles, its burned ruins suddenly contested by the game's toughest clans. Every border is controlled, and every road in the province blocked off. The weak players and NPCs alike are subjected to non-stop violent raids courtesy of Eastern invaders. And the strong...the strong are scouring the virtual world for the culprit - the weirdest noob the game has ever seen.

©2017 Arthur Stone (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
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The Gods of the Second World

7 ratings

Summary

The Second World is a mire of intrigue; the game's creators have left several back doors permitting them to terminate anyone at will, and an unlikely sequence of events has brought someone unsuspecting into their field of attention. One player has managed to upset the game world's balance, and now he's hunted by everyone. Every clan wants to recruit him for his achievements while other powers want him for their own, more sinister purposes. Now Ros must contend against an unseen enemy backed by the world's most powerful corporation while relying on only himself and his few trusted allies. The stakes have never been higher.... Don't miss the final book in The Weirdest Noob trilogy!

©2017 Arthur Stone (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
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Away from the Dark

3 ratings

Summary

Nine months ago Sara Adams awoke with no memory. The man holding her hand told her she's a member of The Light, a tight-knit religious group led by the terrifying and charismatic Father Gabriel. As a woman in the community of The Light, her duty is to be unquestionably obedient and to submit to the will of her husband. But as Sara's memory starts to return and she remembers her past, she sees that everything she's been told is a lie. The Light is an insidious and dangerous organization, and its corrupting influence reaches well beyond the confines of the remote campus where Sara is being held. With everything at stake, Sara struggles to sort out her true memories from her indoctrination. The desire to escape consumes her, but who can she trust? And which other followers of The Light were forced into this life, brainwashed to believe they belonged? The more she remembers, the more it becomes clear that Jacob, the man who calls himself her husband, is keeping shattering secrets of his own. But Sara cannot flee alone, leaving innocents behind. She must fight to extinguish The Light.

©2016 Aleatha Romig (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
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The Stowaway

Summary

Trust betrayed....  Michael: He's still having flashbacks of his escape from the underground compound. Only Cameron, the mysterious girl he met behind bars, seems to understand him-and realize that the sheriff may be gone but an even more dangerous enemy is out there....   Cameron: She fell for Michael while in the compound...spying on him for Sheriff Valenti. Now she feels guilty, and wishes she could tell him the truth. But how can she be honest - without losing Michael?

©2000 Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. (P)2019 Tantor

Author: Melinda Metz
Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
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The Spirit of Dorsai

Summary

Feared and respected as the most effective soldiers humanity has ever known, the Dorsai find their reputation at risk when an invader attacks their planet, inhabited only by the Dorsai women who are left behind to defend it.

©1979 Gordon R. Dickson. 2007 the Estate of Gordon R. Dickson (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
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The Seeker

Summary

Circle of danger... Maria: She hasn't told her friends about the strange glowing ring she found. It seems to be giving her powers - special abilities that let her enter a world she's been dying to experience. Here's her chance to learn what she longs to know: how Michael feels about her.    Michael: He feels all alone on Earth, and he's searching for a place to belong. He didn't count on discovering someone to care about right here in Roswell. Now, he's falling for his best friend. But what he doesn't know, and Maria doesn't realize, is that she's drawing danger to them all....

©2000 Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. (P)2019 Tantor

Author: Melinda Metz
Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
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The Undead Situation

Summary

When the end finally occurred, everything about it was cinematic. The dead came back and ate people, civilization collapsed, and no one could do a thing. But Cyrus V. Sinclair couldn’t care less; he’s a sociopath. Amidst the chaos, Cyrus sits back and contemplates the gore stained streets and screams of his fellow man with little more emotion than one of the walking corpses. With his cache of guns and MREs, he rather likes the idea of hunkering down in his Seattle apartment while the world ends outside. All is well and good for Cyrus… until he meets up with Gabe, a belligerent annoyance, and the other inconvenient survivors who cramp his style and force him to re-evaluate his outlook on life. It’s Armageddon, and things will definitely get messy. BONUS SHORT STORY: The Undead Situation includes "Strictly Professional", one of four interlocking stories from The Junkie Quatrain by Peter Clines.

©2010 Eloise J. Knapp (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
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Superhuman

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From the halls of Montezuma... Former Marine Captain Alexander Hale only wanted a weekend out with some old buddies. He could have done without the gang war, the shootout, and...oh yeah, the alien abduction.   Now he's in the middle of something he doesn't understand, never asked for, and is having quite possibly the greatest time of his life. Semper Fi and which way are the shores of Tripoli anyway?

©2018 Evan Currie (P)2018 Tantor

Author: Evan Currie
Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
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The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries #2: Bloodlust

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A new beginning... When Stefan Salvatore's first love turned him into a vampire, his world - and his soul - were destroyed. Now he and his brother, Damon, must flee their hometown, where they risk being discovered...and killed. The brothers head to New Orleans, looking for safe haven. But the city is more dangerous than they ever imagined, full of other vampires and vampire hunters. Will Stefan's eternal life be forever damned? Based on the popular CW TV show inspired by the best-selling novels, Stefan's Diaries reveals the truth about what really happened between Stefan, Damon, and Katherine and how the Vampire Diaries love triangle began.

©2011 Alloy Entertainment and L.J. Smith. Key Artwork © 2011 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved. (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
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The Watcher

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Life will never be the same.... Max is dying. No one wants to believe it, but he knows it's true. And as the end grows closer, he can only think of one thing: Who will protect Liz if he's not here?  Liz can't stand watching Max suffer. She's determined to find some way - any way - to save him. But the only way to help Max is to risk her own life. Is she willing to die for the one she loves?

©1999 Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. (P)2019 Tantor

Author: Melinda Metz
Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
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Every Deep Desire

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He's taking it all back His honor, his freedom, and the woman he loves Rafe Montfort was a decorated Green Beret, the best of the best, until a disastrous mission and an unforgivable betrayal destroyed his life. Now this deadly soldier has returned to the sultry Georgia swamps to reunite with his brothers and take back all he lost. But Juliet must never know the truth behind what he's done...or the dangerous secret that threatens to take him from her forever. It took Juliet Capel eight long years to put her life back together after her husband was taken from her. Now Rafe is back, determined to protect her at any cost, and it's not just her heart that's in danger. The swamps hold a secret long buried and far deadlier than either of them could have imagined... Cover design by Eileen Carey/No Fuss Design. Cover photo and illustrations by Westend61, Cloudniners, Ysbrand Cosijn, and CURA photography.

©2018 Sharon Wray (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Author: Sharon Wray
Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
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Winter's Promise

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War is coming. The prophecy is coming true. When the world is close to falling and all those she loves are in danger, what can Winter do to save everyone? Winter finally has the answers to who she is, but everything else in her life is in question as she is thrown into the world of witches. How much of her past can control her future? Can Winter make the decisions she needs to save the future? Follow Winter in the third installment in the Her Guardians series. Reverse harem series

©2018 G. Bailey (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Author: G. Bailey
Category: Romance, Paranormal
Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
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The Undead Haze

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The apocalypse just got worse. When remorse drives Cyrus to abandon his hidden compound he doesn't realize what new dangers lurk in the undead world. He knows he must wade through the vilest remains of humanity and hordes of zombies to settle scores and find the one person who might understand him. But this time, it won't be so easy. Zombies and unpleasant survivors aren't the only thing Cyrus has to worry about. Not anymore. Now a cannibal named Kevin who has a voracious taste for redheads, well-armed fanatic crazies, and his nagging conscience will prove to be his biggest enemies. Cyrus V. Sinclair. The "V" stands for.... Well, you’ll just have to find out, won't you?

©2013 Eloise J. Knapp (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
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