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How to Do the Work

4 ratings

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From Dr. Nicole LePera, creator of "the holistic psychologist" - the online phenomenon with more than two million Instagram followers - comes a revolutionary approach to healing that harnesses the power of the self to produce lasting change. As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Nicole LePera often found herself frustrated by the limitations of traditional psychotherapy. Wanting more for her patients - and for herself - she began a journey to develop a united philosophy of mental, physical, and spiritual wellness that equips people with the interdisciplinary tools necessary to heal themselves. After experiencing the life-changing results herself, she began to share what she’d learned with others - and soon “The Holistic Psychologist” was born. Now, Dr. LePera is ready to share her much-requested protocol with the world. In How to Do the Work, she offers both a manifesto for self-healing as well as an essential guide to creating a more vibrant, authentic, and joyful life. Drawing on the latest research from a diversity of scientific fields and healing modalities, Dr. LePera helps us recognize how adverse experiences and trauma in childhood live with us, resulting in whole body dysfunction - activating harmful stress responses that keep us stuck engaging in patterns of codependency, emotional immaturity, and trauma bonds. Unless addressed, these self-sabotaging behaviors can quickly become cyclical, leaving people feeling unhappy, unfulfilled, and unwell.  In How to Do the Work, Dr. LePera offers listeners the support and tools that will allow them to break free from destructive behaviors to reclaim and recreate their lives. Nothing short of a paradigm shift, this is a celebration of empowerment that will forever change the way we approach mental wellness and self-care. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.  

©2021 Nicole LePera (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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The Name of the Wind

2598 ratings

Summary

Discover #1 New York Times bestselling Patrick Rothfuss’ epic fantasy series, The Kingkiller Chronicle. “I just love the world of Patrick Rothfuss.” (Lin-Manuel Miranda) “He’s bloody good, this Rothfuss guy.” (George R. R. Martin) “Rothfuss has real talent.” (Terry Brooks) Over 1 Million Copies Sold!  Day One: The Name of the Wind My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. You may have heard of me. So begins a tale unequaled in fantasy literature - the story of a hero told in his own voice. It is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man’s search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.  Praise for The Kingkiller Chronicle:  “The best epic fantasy I read last year.... He’s bloody good, this Rothfuss guy.” (George R. R. Martin, New York Times bestselling author of A Song of Ice and Fire) “Rothfuss has real talent, and his tale of Kvothe is deep and intricate and wondrous.” (Terry Brooks, New York Times bestselling author of Shannara) "It is a rare and great pleasure to find a fantasist writing...with true music in the words." (Ursula K. Le Guin, award-winning author of Earthsea) "The characters are real and the magic is true.” (Robin Hobb, New York Times bestselling author of Assassin’s Apprentice) "Masterful.... There is a beauty to Pat's writing that defies description." (Brandon Sanderson, New York Times bestselling author of Mistborn)

©2007 by Patrick Rothfuss. (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Length: 27 hrs and 55 mins
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Pegasus

5 ratings

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#1 New York Times best-selling author Danielle Steel delivers one of her strongest books to date with this trans-generational narrative that draws inspiration from her own family history. Opening on the cusp of World War II and following an aristocratic German family who seeks refuge in America-with their magnificent Lipizzaner horses-this rich historical novel speaks to the transformative power of love and family. Late 1930's Germany: Best friends Alex von Hemmerle and Nicolas von Bingen, titled childhood friends with neighboring estates, are witnessing the rise of Nazism when Nick's father reveals the long-buried secret of his son's partial Jewish ancestry. Warned by highly placed friends to flee, the only treasures Nick and his sons can take are two dazzling Lipizzaner horses, gifts from Alex. These powerful and majestic creatures become their ticket to a new life waiting across the ocean-one in which a job has been promised to Nick with the famous Ringling Brothers Circus. While Alex and his daughter face escalating danger in war torn Europe, Nick struggles to adjust to life in the circus…until a graceful young high wire walker manages to steal his heart. Spanning multiple generations and continents, this is a rich, involving story of transformation, perseverance, fate, love, and loss, tied together by two families who were never meant to stay apart and the magnificent stallion that will link them forever.

©2014 Danielle Steel (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
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The Torch That Ignites the Stars

Summary

After concluding their first year at Lorian Heights, Corin and his friends catch a train from their native Valia to the distant country of Caelford. For most, this would be a simple vacation. Corin has other plans:  Meet Anabelle Farren, the eccentric owner of Farren Labs, and learn about artificial attunements. Seek out Warren Constantine, a previous Arbiter, for training and a potential alliance. Find the visage Ferras herself to seek a cure for Sera's condition. Of course, Corin is Corin, and there's absolutely no chance he's going to be able to stick to a list. Even if he miraculously developed a sense of focus, he isn't the only one with plans....  The Blackstone Bandit. Everyone's favorite mysterious book entity. The aforementioned Farren. A vacationing professor. The mirror of a figure from Keras' past. When their plots intersect, Corin and his friends are, predictably, stuck at the center. It's going to be a long vacation.

©2021 Andrew Rowe (P)2021 Podium Audio

Length: 18 hrs and 57 mins
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La Peur du Sage 2

11 ratings

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J'ai libéré des princesses. J'ai incendié la ville de Trebon. J'ai suivi des pistes au clair de lune que personne n'ose évoquer durant le jour. J'ai conversé avec des dieux, aimé des femmes et écrit des chansons qui font pleurer les ménestrels. Mon nom est Kvothe. Vous avez dû entendre parler de moi. Dès l'enfance, Kvothe a connu un destin d'exception. Mais même aux heures les plus sombres, jamais il n'a cessé de chercher les réponses. De se révéler au monde à travers le chant de la magie. Aujourd'hui, il est à l'orée du chemin terrible et fabuleux qui fera de lui un héros... Quel est le prix à payer lorsqu'on devient une légende de son vivant ?

©2014 Bragelonne (P)2020 Hardigan

Length: 21 hrs and 31 mins
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The Land: Monsters

207 ratings

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The eighth novel of the internationally acclaimed Chaos Seeds saga. A mesmerizing tale reminiscent of the brutality of Goblin Slayer and the majesty of Game of Thrones. Audible's Customer Favorite of the Year!  Number one audiobook 2017. Welcome my friends!  Welcome...to “The Land"! The battle of the dead was won, but at a great cost. Sion, leader of the Mist Village, was left with only pain and regret as Richter was claimed by the abyss.  What no one but the abandoned chaos seed knows is that he narrowly avoided the curse of the lich Singh, a curse that still hangs above his head. Now, surrounded by miles of darkness and tons of crushing rock, Richter has to find his way back into the light.  The only problem is that this monster of a man is being pursued by monsters, a demon, and his own foolish choices. Faced with all the dangers of the deep dark, what will Richter say when the buried horrors of The Land come a calling and asked if he's paid his dues?  Well he'll look right back, stare that horror in the eye, and say, "Yes sir, the check is in the mail!"  Welcome back my friends! Welcome back...to The Land!  PS - Gnomes still rule! Please like Aleron on FB. He also does almost weekly giveaways of shirts, signed books, and other loot! Facebook author page: facebook.com/LitRPGbooks   Also, please contact Aleron. He loves hearing from people! This is his contact info:   Website: LitRPG.com  Email: Richter@LitRPG.com  Instagram and Twitter: @LitRPGBooks  Amazon author page: amazon.com/author/www.litrpg.com  Patreon: patreon.com/AleronKong  Forum: forum.litrpg.com  Newsletter: litrpg.com/newsletter  Blog: litrpg.com/litrpgblog/  YouTube: youtube.com/c/LitRPG

©2020 Aleron Kong (P)2020 Aleron Kong

Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
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The Land: Raiders: A LitRPG Saga

370 ratings

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Dr. Aleron Kong is the father of American LitRPG. Join him in his best-selling LitRPG saga, The Land. The journey of terrifying adventures, dangerous enemies, and heart-stopping wonder continues here.  "This is the world you were meant to fight for!" Welcome to the sixth vivacious installment of Aleron Kong's Chaos Seeds series. The time of hiding has passed. The Mist Village will make itself known. Goblins have invaded Richter’s lands. Though the first incursion has been defeated, the anger of Chaos Seed remains. Those who challenge Richter’s power will learn there is a reason all creatures fear the mist.... It is the home of monsters. For the first time, Richter takes the battle to his enemies. He will live up to his name, and the very Land will shake with this power. With his allies, the wood sprites of Nadria, the army of the Mist Village marches to war. Richter has been a healer, an enchanter, a dungeon diver, and a killer. Now he becomes something more. He becomes a raider! This is a world of wonder and horror. This is a world of pain and joy. This is the world of monsters...and the brave men who battle them. Welcome back my friends! Welcome back...to the Land!

©2016 Aleron Kong (P)2017 Aleron Kong

Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
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Rogue Evolution

14 ratings

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Build. Evolve. Conquer. Welcome to the dawn of a whole new kind of monster.... Roark von Graf built a nation on the bodies of griefed players and disgruntled mobs who wanted him dead. He grinded his way up to the level cap of the Troll Evolutionary Path and made powerful underhanded alliances along the way, but even all of that isn’t enough to defeat the Tyrant King’s right-hand mage, Lowen, and the Divine armies of the most powerful dungeon in the game. When Lowen and the Vault of the Radiant Shield go on the attack, Roark’s only hope of survival lies in the stolen World Stone Pendant and its mysterious transmutation magic. To stand a chance against the overpowered mage, he’ll have to unlock the game-changing cheat that is Mega-Evolutions. But while Roark and his Troll Nation are entrenched in an all-out battle for survival, the Tyrant King is preparing to unleash his hidden weapon - one that will hit Roark where he’s most vulnerable.... From James A. Hunter, author of the litRPG epic Viridian Gate Online, and eden Hudson, author of Path of the Thunderbird and the Jubal Van Zandt series, comes an exciting new litRPG dungeon-core adventure you won’t want to pause!

©2020 Shadow Alley Pres Inc (P)2020 Shadow Alley Pres Inc

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Clarissa Oakes

25 ratings

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Captain Jack Aubrey sails away from the hated Australian prison colonies in his favourite vessel the Surprise, pondering on middle age and sexual frustration. He soon becomes aware that he is out of touch with the mood of his ship: to his astonishment he finds that in spite of a lifetime's experience he does not know what the foremost hands or even his own officers are thinking. They know, as he does not, that the Surprise has a stranger aboard: and what they, for their part, do not know is that the stranger is potentially as dangerous as a light in the powder magazine itself.

©1992 Patrick O'Brian (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
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Against Nature (Against the Grain)

2 ratings

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Against Nature was one of the most shocking French novels of the 19th century. When it was published in 1884, it thrilled the aesthetes, the poets, and the intellectuals of Europe on both sides of the Channel (notably Oscar Wilde) because for all its lofty tone, it had, as its core, an unbridled decadence, and it was this same character that challenged, even horrified, established bourgeois society. Des Esseintes, a minor aristocrat but a high intellectual - deeply cultured and well-read - can no longer bear contemporary Parisian life in any of its forms! As a youth he had experienced the monastic environment and later academic life, but, remaining unfulfilled, he immersed himself in the multifarious sensual pleasures so readily available in Paris. Still deeply unsatisfied, he decides to move to a house in a village in the countryside. Here he can create his own controlled environment with a minutely designed interior supporting his particular artistic tastes. At last he can live alone with his books, his reflections, and his needs. Nothing will interfere with how he wants to live, what he wants to see, to read, to study, to smell, to eat. However, a life of such total personal indulgence, even on a lofty intellectual and artistically sensitive plane, proves anything but easy - or satisfying. The character of Des Esseintes, intense, testing, infuriating, but astonishing, was said to have been influenced by the famous aesthete of the time, the Comte de Montesquiou (also a model for Baron de Charlus in Proust's In Search of Lost Time), while Against Nature makes an unmistakeable appearance in The Picture of Dorian Gray. Nicholas Boulton here reads one of the best early translations (published anonymously and originally titled Against the Grain), which has been revised to reinstate sections originally cut to protect sensibilities of the time. It is the full novel as Huysmans intended.

Public Domain (P)2017 Ukemi Productions Ltd

Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
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Let the Storm Break

4 ratings

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Whirlwind romance and breathtaking action continues in the sequel to Let the Sky Fall, which Becca Fitzpatrick called “charged and romantic.”Vane Weston is haunted. By the searing pull of his bond to Audra. By the lies he’s told to cover for her disappearance. By the treacherous winds that slip into his mind, trying to trap him in his worst nightmares. And as his enemies grow stronger, Vane doesn’t know how much longer he can last on his own.But Audra’s still running. From her past. From the Gales. Even from Vane, who she doesn’t believe she deserves. And the farther she flees, the more danger she finds. She possesses the secret power her enemy craves, and protecting it might be more than she can handle - especially when she discovers Raiden’s newest weapon.With the Gale Force weakened by recent attacks, and the power of four collapsing, Vane and Audra are forced to make a choice: keep trusting the failing winds, or turn to the people who’ve betrayed them before. But even if they survive the storms sent to destroy them, will they have anything left to hold on to?

©2014 Shannon Messenger (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Fortress of the Stone Dragon

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An evil wizard named Astrid is plotting to become the most powerful wizard in the world. She is collecting ingredients for a dangerous spell, and it is up to the Dragon Masters to stop her from casting it. Drake and Mina travel to the Fortress of the Stone Dragon to warn the Stone Dragon's Dragon Master, Caspar, that Astrid is on her way there. But will the evil wizard's dark magic overpower the Dragon Masters?

©2020 Tracey West. (P)2021 Scholastic Inc. All rights reserved.

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Blood Bound

92 ratings

Summary

Mechanic Mercy Thompson has friends in low places - and in dark ones. And now she owes one of them a favor. Since she can shape-shift at will, she agrees to act as some extra muscle when her vampire friend Stefan goes to deliver a message to another of his kind. But this new vampire is hardly ordinary - and neither is the demon inside of him.

©2007 Patricia Briggs (P)2009 Penguin

Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
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The Wise Man's Fear

1993 ratings

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Discover #1 New York Times-bestselling Patrick Rothfuss’ epic fantasy series, The Kingkiller Chronicle. “I just love the world of Patrick Rothfuss.” -Lin-Manuel Miranda “He’s bloody good, this Rothfuss guy.” -George R. R. Martin “Rothfuss has real talent.” -Terry Brooks Day two: the wise man’s fear “There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.” My name is Kvothe. You may have heard of me. So begins a tale told from his own point of view - a story unequaled in fantasy literature. Now in The Wise Man’s Fear, Day Two of The Kingkiller Chronicle, Kvothe takes his first steps on the path of the hero and learns how difficult life can be when a man becomes a legend in his own time.

©2011 by Patrick Rothfuss. (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Length: 42 hrs and 55 mins
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Bridged

2 ratings

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Wall Street Journal Bestseller After a congressman’s tortured body is found dangling from a Portland bridge, the FBI joins the Oregon State Police to investigate the case - and FBI Special Agent Ava McLane, still recovering from a bullet wound, hunts the twisted killer alongside the man who captured her heart, police detective Mason Callahan. But once a third body appears and all evidence points to a serial killer, the public furiously clamors for answers - and the couple’s relationship grows fractured under the pressure. Ava and Mason search in the past for clues that predict the future. And when Ava’s mentally ill twin spins out of control, the FBI agent who battles monsters every day wonders if she shares her sister’s self-destructive streak... In the latest thrilling romantic suspense novel from award-winning author Kendra Elliot, the past and the present violently collide...and the fallout can be deadly.

©2015 Kendra Elliot (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
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Stealing Sorcery

191 ratings

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The immortal sorcerers - three legendary figures that toppled the empire of Xixis. Each has lived for over a hundred years, leaving a powerful legacy in their wake. But their children do not share their renowned immortality, and when the firstborn son of Edrick Theas is killed, sorceress Lydia Hastings is called to investigate the murder. When she discovers a sorcerous trail left by a creature of unfathomable power, she quickly realizes she needs outside help. And while Jonan Kestrian - a spy for a rival military power - might not be Lydia's first choice for an ally, she knows that he has the knowledge and skills that she needs. While Lydia and Jonan trace the assassin's trail, Taelien undergoes the Trials of Unyielding Steel, a series of tests to ensure his entry into the Paladins of Tae'os. As he trains for his trials, Taelien faces his fiercest rival yet: Velas Jaldin, a former member of Orlyn's Queensguard with the power to manipulate motion at her whim. With skills far beyond those of an ordinary soldier, the former Queensguard might be the killer that Lydia seeks - or the assassin's next victim.

©2016 Andrew Rowe (P)2016 Podium Publishing

Length: 16 hrs and 48 mins
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Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse

55 ratings

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With his signature acerbic wit and hilarious voice, 20-something author, blogger, and entrepreneur Shane Burcaw is back with an essay collection about living a full life in a body that many people perceive as a tragedy. From anecdotes about first introductions where people patted him on the head instead of shaking his hand, to stories of passersby mistaking his able-bodied girlfriend for a nurse, Shane tackles awkward situations and assumptions with humor and grace.  On the surface, these essays are about day-to-day life as a wheelchair user with a degenerative disease, but they are actually about family, love, and coming of age.

©2019 Shane Burcaw (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
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Dragons of Asgard

13 ratings

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My name is Volrath, and I am an Aesir of Asgard. I have no family name to speak of, but then I discovered I could tame, train, and breed the great dragons that are feared throughout Asgard. Now that I have this incredible power, it is my mission to scour the nine realms in search of more dragons to add to my menagerie. I am joined by a beautiful Light Elf and a powerful half-Valkyrie sorceress, and these women want to bind themselves to me and bear my children. This is the start of my legacy, and my journey to sit beside Odin and Freya as the greatest warrior mage Asgard has ever seen.

©2020 Logan Jacobs (P)2020 Logan Jacobs

Length: 19 hrs and 38 mins
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The Sixth Strand

78 ratings

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"The strands are as interwoven as the visible spectrum, yet upon closer inspection, one may be found to bind the rest." (Isabel van Gelderan, Epiphany's Prophet)  The First Lord's game has reached a critical apex. For the first time in millennia, the teams are equally matched. The field itself holds a kind of equilibrium. It is the task of Björn's Players to unbalance the field in their own favor in their great game to restore Balance to the Realms of Light. But with Malorin'athgul and now Warlocks returned to the realms, the game - and the stakes involved - has elevated to an entirely new order of magnitude, requiring Björn's Players to do the same.  In Illume Belliel…after millennia of exile, the Demon Lord has regained a foothold in the Realms of Light, thanks to his ally, Shailabhanáchtran. Shail is expecting Baelfeir to stay in the cityworld, but the Lord of all Warlocks doesn't need Shail's help to reclaim the realm of Alorin - or his permission.  In T'khendar…the last bastion between Chaos and the Realms of Light is being unmade. The Malorin'athgul Rinokh has been voraciously deconstructing the realm's fabric, and without the drachwyr to counter his efforts, the world is coming undone. Björn and Isabel val Gelderan and their allies are doing all they can, but will their efforts be enough to withstand the onslaught until the Balance can shift?  In Shadow…Ean val Lorian has finally recovered his memories from his life as Arion Tavestra, but what may prove even more lifechanging is his new binding to Darshanvenkhátraman. If Ean can learn to wield deyjiin through Darshan's binding - an ability Arion never even envisioned - might it shift the entire balance of the game?  In M'Nador…Trell val Lorian succeeded in rescuing his father's soldiers from the fortress of Khor Taran, but he also learned at last what the Goddess Naiadithine requires of him in return for her many graces: ending the war between M'Nador and the Akkad. But what chance has he of ending a feud that's been raging for decades when he can't even convince his own commanders to get along?  From the dimension of Shadow to the realm of T'khendar, from the Empire of Agasan to the fire deserts of Avatar, Ean, Tanis, Trell, Sebastian and the rest of Bjorn's Players will be holding their positions against immortal enemies in a game where mortal consequences hang in the balance of every choice.  Melissa McPhail's epic fantasy series A Pattern of Shadow & Light has won a collective nine awards for outstanding fantasy and (even more importantly to the author) the devotion of thousands of listeners and readers.

©2019 Melissa McPhail (P)2019 Podium Publishing

Length: 36 hrs and 34 mins
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Heartbreaker

1 rating

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J.B. Hammock played by his own rules, and rule number one was never settle down. He treated his women well, but with a no-strings detachment they all accepted. But sweet Tellie Maddox hovered about like a gossamer butterfly, always trying to take care of him, always caring about him. It was enough to make a confirmed bachelor take drastic measures. Then Tellie lost part of her memory. She believed she was J.B.'s faithful sidekick. Even he couldn't be so heartless as to push Tellie aside, and so he played the role of friend...until friendship turned to something else, something so much deeper than a heartbreaker like J.B. ever intended. He was hooked. Then Tellie's memory returned.

©2006 Diana Palmer (P)2006 Audible, Inc.

Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
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Rich Dad's Escape the Rat Race

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"When I was just nine years old, I began learning how to become rich by playing the game of Monopoly®. If I'd just been lectured to about money management, financial responsibility, and investing, I doubt I would have listened and I doubt I would have achieved financial freedom early in life. Instead, I might be stuck in the Rat Race working hard, deeply in debt, and worried about keeping my job or having enough money for my retirement. But because I enjoyed learning when I was young, I wanted to learn more. I was on the road to financial intelligence." —Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad Poor Dad You're never too young to start! In Escape the Rat Race, you’ll find out: How "working to learn, not to earn" paves the way to money-making opportunities. The basics of making money by creating assets. How to make money work hard for you, so that you don't have to work so hard for money. From the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad - the #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and USA Today best seller.

©2005 Robert T. Kiyosaki (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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The Day That Changed Everything

Summary

This stunning tale will make you laugh and cry in equal measure, hold your loved ones close and see the beauty in the little things in life. Fans of Jojo Moyes, Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain will love this moving and uplifting story.   For Tabitha, the day that changed everything started like any other. She woke up, leaving her husband, Andy, sleeping. Downstairs, she boiled the kettle and enjoyed a cup of tea as the sun rose. Upstairs, Andy’s alarm sounded and Tabitha took him a freshly brewed coffee, like every other morning. She called his name, she nudged his shoulder. But Andy wouldn’t wake up.  Three years later Tabitha is trying her hardest to get by in the shadow of her grief. She may have lost the love of her life, but she won’t give up on the family they dreamed of. Fostering troublesome teenage girls and a newborn baby is a chance to piece together her broken heart. But being a mother isn’t easy, and neither is healing the heartache she carries around.   

©2020 Catherine Miller (P)2020 W. F. Howes Ltd

Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
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Reign of Madness

367 ratings

Summary

The mysterious, indomitable warrior? Ruthless criminal overlord? The Riel'gesh - mythical demigod? Dedicated friend and protector? Equipped with skills far beyond those of the outworlders, Rezkin has been suddenly thrust into a foreign world. The young warrior clings to his only known purpose as he continues his search for any information about his identity and the reason for his existence. While the hardened warrior scorns both dueling and tournaments, he believes some of the answers he seeks may be found at the King's Tournament, the greatest dueling championship in all of the kingdoms. As he searches for the elusive Striker Farson, who may be the only person alive who holds the clues, the young warrior and his friends embark on a journey fraught with danger, mystery, and intrigue. Amid fears of the kingdom's economic collapse, rumors of an eminent military draft, and the machinations of a mad, tyrannical king, a new revelation threatens to upend all the warrior's plans. This book is intended for adult listeners. It contains graphic violence, creative language, and sexual innuendo. This book does not contain explicit sexual content.

©2016 Kel Kade (P)2016 Podium Publishing

Length: 19 hrs and 21 mins
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Wired to Create

8 ratings

Summary

Based on the authors' wildly popular Huffington Post article "18 Things That Creative People Do Differently" (which generated five million views and 500,000 Facebook shares in one week), this well-researched and engaging audiobook uncovers what we know about creativity, and what anyone can do to enhance this essential aspect of their lives and work. Filled with insights from the lives of well-known artists and visionaries, along with scientific findings and practical advice, this smart, lively and inspiring audiobook reveals these creativity-sparking habits: Daydreaming Taking Time for Solitude Seeking out New Experiences Nurturing Emotional Sensitivity Turning Challenges into Opportunities for Growth Making Time for Play Following Passions Practicing Mindfulness Listening to Intuition Challenging the Status Quo Achieving Mastery What Quiet did for introverts Wired to Create will do for creative individuals, along with anyone who aspires to be one - that is, it will help them see themselves in a positive light and enhance their strengths, even though they are not always the most conventional ones.

©2015 Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with Perigree, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

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Defying Destiny

130 ratings

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It’s been almost a year since the Trials of Unyielding Steel. When Lydia gets a lead on the whereabouts of Jonathan Sterling, she concludes her training with a legendary immortal sorcerer and puts a plan in motion for his capture.  Near Selyr, Taelien reunites with an old friend - Wrynn Jaden, the legendary Witch of a Thousand Shadows - and meets with Jonan to make a deal.  Jonan, of course, has other concerns. His master, the legendary Lady of Thieves herself, has given him a new assignment - one that hints at world-shaping events, if he can survive the mission. He’ll partner with Velas, but she has her own problems to deal with, including a revelation that will test where her loyalties truly lie.

©2019 Andrew Rowe (P)2020 Podium Publishing

Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
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Cephrael's Hand

115 ratings

Summary

"All things are composed of patterns...." And within the pattern of the realm of Alorin, three strands must cross. In Alorin...300 years after the genocidal Adept Wars, the realm is dying, and the blessed Adept race dies with it. One man holds the secret to reverting this decline: Bjorn van Gelderan, a dangerous and enigmatic man whose shocking betrayal three centuries past earned him a traitor's brand. It is the Adept Vestal Raine D'Lacourte's mission to learn what Bjorn knows in the hope of salvaging his race. But first he'll have to find him.... In the kingdom of Dannym...the young Prince Ean val Lorian faces a tenuous future as the last living heir to the coveted Eagle Throne. When his blood brother is slain during a failed assassination, Ean embarks on a desperate hunt for the man responsible. Yet his advisors have their own agendas, and his quest for vengeance leads him ever deeper into a sinuous plot masterminded by a mysterious and powerful man, the one they call First Lord. In the Nadori desert...tormented by the missing pieces of his life, a soldier named Trell heads off to uncover the truth of his shadowed past. But when disaster places him in the debt of Wildlings sworn to the First Lord, Trell begins to suspect a deadlier, darker secret motivating them.

©2010 Melissa McPhail (P)2016 Podium Publishing

Length: 32 hrs and 6 mins
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Racing the Rain

2 ratings

Summary

From the author of the New York Times best seller Once a Runner - "the best novel ever written about running" (Runner's World) - comes that novel's prequel, the story of a world-class athlete coming of age in the 1950s and '60s on Florida's Gold Coast. Quenton Cassidy's first foot races are with nature itself: the summer storms that sweep through his subtropical neighborhood. Shirtless, barefoot, and brown as a berry, Cassidy is a skinny, mouthy kid with aspirations to be a great athlete. As he explores his primal surroundings along the Loxahatchee River and the nearby Atlantic Ocean, he is befriended by Trapper Nelson, "the Tarzan of the Loxahatchee", a well-known eccentric who lives off the land. In junior high school, quite by chance, Cassidy discovers an ability to run long distances, but his real dream is to be a basketball star. Still, Cassidy absorbs Nelson's view of running as a way of relating to and interacting with the natural world. Though he is warned of Nelson's checkered past, Cassidy dismisses the stories as superstitious gossip - until his small town is stunned by the disappearance of a prominent judge and his wife. Cassidy's loyalty to his friend is severely tested just as his opportunity to make his mark as a gifted runner comes to fruition. John Parker's prequel to the New York Times best seller Once a Runner vividly captures how a runner is formed and the physical endurance, determination, and mind-set he develops on the way to becoming a champion. Racing the Rain is an epic coming-of-age classic about the environments and friendships that shape us all.

©2015 John L. Parker (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
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Closer to the Chest

5 ratings

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Herald Mags, the King of Valdemar's Herald-Spy, has been developing a clandestine network of young informants who operate not only on the streets of the capital city of Haven but also in the Great Halls and kitchens of the wealthy and highborn. In his own established alternate personas, Mags observes the Court and the alleys alike, quietly gathering information to keep Haven and the Kingdom safe. His wife, Amily, is growing into her position as the King's Own Herald, though she is irritated to encounter many who still consider her father, Herald Nikolas, to be the real King's Own. Nonetheless, she finds it increasingly useful to be underestimated, for there are dark things stirring in the shadows of Haven and up on the Hill. Someone has discovered many secrets of the women of the Court and the Collegia - and is using those secrets to terrorize and bully them. Someone is targeting the religious houses of women, too, leaving behind destruction and obscene ravings. But who? Someone at the Court? A disgruntled Palace servant? One of the members of the Collegia? Someone in the patriarchal sect of the god Sethor? Could the villain be a woman? And what is this person hoping to achieve? It isn't blackmail, for the letters demand nothing; the aim seems to be the victims' panic and despair. But why? Mags and Amily take steps to minimize the damage while using both magic and wits to find the evildoer. But just as they appear to be on the verge of success, the letter writer tires of terror and is now out for blood. Mags and Amily will have to track down someone who leaves few clues behind and thwart whatever plans have been set in motion, and quickly - before terror turns to murder.

©2016 Mercedes Lackey (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
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The Land: Founding: A LitRPG Saga

529 ratings

Summary

Welcome to The Land, Audible's 2018 Customer Favorite! Enter a mesmerizing tale reminiscent of the wonder of Ready Player One and the adventure of Game of Thrones Book 1 of a 7 Book series that will Amaze and Delight you for weeks!  Tricked into a world of banished gods, demons, goblins, sprites and magic, Richter must learn to meet the perils of The Land and begin to forge his own kingdom. Actions have consequences across The Land, with powerful creatures and factions now hell-bent on Richter's destruction.  Can Richter forge allegiances to survive this harsh and unforgiving world or will he fall to the dark denizens of this ancient and unforgiving realm?  A tale to shake "The Land" itself, measuring 10/10 on the Richter scale, how will Richter's choices shape the future of The Land and all who reside in it? Can he grow his power to meet the deadliest of beings of the land? When choices are often a shade of grey, how will Richter ensure he does not become what he seeks to destroy?  Please LIKE Aleron on FB. He also does almost weekly giveaways of shirts, signed books and other loot!   Facebook Author Page: facebook.com/LitRPGbooks   Also, please contact Aleron. He LOVES hearing from people!   This is his contact info:  FB The Land Forum: facebook.com/groups/AleronKong - If you want to discuss The Land with other members of the Mist Village Mafia, join us! Website: LitRPG.com - Come check out custom artwork from The Land, find awesome loot, and find more LitRPG Amazon Author Page - amazon.com. The place to find ebooks and customer testimonials Patreon: patreon.com/AleronKong - I am an indie author, no publisher. If you’re like access to early chapters of unreleased books or even to have yourself written into the books, check out my patreon. Help me make more books!  Instagram: @LitRPGBooks Twitter: @LitRPGBooks Newsletter - sign up for updates on the books and funny videos lol 

©2016 Tamori Publications (P)2017 Tamori Publications

Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
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The Land: Alliances: A LitRPG Saga

394 ratings

Summary

From a master of comedy and fantasy comes the long-awaited audiobook, The Land: Alliances.  You can now bring adventure and wonder with you wherever you go. Aleron Kong, the Father of American LitRPG, has sculpted a world of joy, horror, and wonder, forging together the best elements of American LitRPG. Quests, mystery, action, and adventure spill forth with every word. Paired with the immeasurable talent of Nick Podehl, the best audio performer currently working, this third volume continues to deliver a unique experience that will delight fantasy fans of all ages. The acclaimed third novel of the best-selling LitRPG saga, Chaos Seeds, from the Father of American LitRPG, Aleron Kong. Number one in cyberpunk and video game fantasy with over 10,000 positive reviews! Richter and Sion are in a fight for their very lives. Their enemies are circling and the powers they have awakened are barely under their control. Death and war are on their doorstep, but they have a simple message for the enemies of the Mist Village. "Kiss your loved ones goodbye. The Mist will claim you." A wonderful blend of humor and adventure, The Land: Alliances will transport you to the world of your dreams...and your nightmares. 

©2016 Aleron Kong (P)2017 Aleron Kong

Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
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Spiraled

3 ratings

Summary

A Wall Street Journal bestseller and Daphne du Maurier Award winner. FBI Special Agent Ava McLane solves crimes; she doesn’t witness them. When she’s trapped in a mall without her weapon as a shooter picks off victims, she hides with a wounded teen and prays for her survival. But that’s only the beginning.... An epidemic of mass shootings has has swept across Oregon. The young shooters terrify the public, committing random murders before taking their own lives. The task force assembled to solve the case - which includes Ava’s boyfriend, detective Mason Callahan - remains stumped. And on top of this chaos, Ava’s troubled twin sister reappears, throwing Ava’s already-tumultuous life into a tailspin. An old-fashioned cop with a strong sense of duty, Mason struggles to find the cause of the shootings as workaholic Ava spins ever closer to breaking down. But can one detective save the lives of countless innocents - and prevent the woman he loves from going over the edge?

©2015 Kendra Elliot (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
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The Hills Have Spies

10 ratings

Summary

In this new series, set in the bestselling world of Valdemar, Heralds Mags and Amily must continue to protect the realm of Valdemar while raising their children and preparing them to follow in their footsteps. Mags, Herald Spy of Valdemar, and his wife, Amily, the King’s Own Herald, are happily married with three kids. The oldest, Peregrine, has the Gift of Animal Mindspeech—he can talk to animals and persuade them to act as he wishes. Perry's dream is to follow in his father's footsteps as a Herald Spy, but he has yet to be Chosen by a Companion. Mags is more than happy to teach Perry all he knows. He regularly trains his children, including Perry, with tests and exercises, preparing them for the complicated and dangerous lives they will likely lead. Perry has already held positions in the Royal Palace as a runner and in the kitchen, useful places where he can learn to listen and collect information. But there is growing rural unrest in a community on the border of Valdemar. A report filled with tales of strange disappearances and missing peddlers is sent to Haven by a Herald from the Pelagirs. To let Perry experience life away from home and out in the world, Mags proposes that his son accompany him on an expedition to discover what is really going on. During their travels, Perry’s Animal Mindspeech allows him to communicate with the local wildlife of the Pelagirs, whose connection to the land aids in their investigation. But the details he gleans from the creatures only deepen the mystery. As Perry, Mags, and their animal companions draw closer to the heart of the danger, they must discover the truth behind the disappearances at the border—before those disappearances turn deadly.

©2018 Mercedes Lackey (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
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The Men Who Stare at Goats

43 ratings

Summary

In 1979, a secret unit was established by the most gifted minds within the US Army. Defying all known accepted military practice - and indeed, the laws of physics - they believed that a soldier could adopt the cloak of invisibility, pass cleanly through walls and, perhaps most chillingly, kill goats just by staring at them. Entrusted with defending America from all known adversaries, they were the First Earth Battalion. And they really weren't joking. What's more, they're back and fighting the War on Terror. The Men Who Stare at Goats reveals extraordinary - and very nutty - national secrets at the core of George W. Bush's War on Terror. With first-hand access to the leading players in the story, Ronson traces the evolution of these bizarre activities over the past three decades, and sees how it is alive today within US Homeland Security and post-war Iraq. Why are they blasting Iraqi prisoners-of-war with the theme tune to Barney the Purple Dinosaur? Why have 100 de-bleated goats been secretly placed inside the Special Forces command centre at Fort Bragg, North Carolina? How was the US Military associated with the mysterious mass-suicide of a strange cult from San Diego? The Men Who Stare At Goats answers these, and many more, questions. Jon Ronson is an award-winning writer and documentary maker. He is the author of many best-selling books, including Frank: The True Story that Inspired the Movie, Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries, The Psychopath Test, The Men Who Stare at Goats and Them: Adventures with Extremists. His first fictional screenplay, Frank, co-written with Peter Straughan, starred Michael Fassbender. He lives in London and New York City.

©2012 Jon Ronson (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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Stay

3 ratings

Summary

An unforgettable novel about the power of friendship and kindness by the New York Times bestselling author of Pay It Forward. In the summer of 1969, 14-year-old Lucas Painter carries a huge weight on his shoulders. His brother is fighting in Vietnam. His embattled parents are locked in a never-ending war. And his best friend, Connor, is struggling with his own family issues. To find relief from the chaos, Lucas takes long, meandering walks, and one day he veers into the woods. There he discovers an isolated cabin and two huge dogs. Frightened, he runs. And the dogs run with him. Lucas finds unusual peace in running with the dogs, and eventually he meets their owner, Zoe Dinsmore. Closed off and haunted by a tragic past, Zoe has given up. She doesn’t want to be saved. She wants out. But Lucas doesn’t want her to go, and he sees an opportunity to bring more than one friend back into the light. It’s either the best or worst idea he’s ever had, but Lucas isn’t giving up on Zoe or Connor. Their unexpected connection might be the saving grace that Zoe thought she’d lost, that Connor needs, and that Lucas has been running toward.

©2019 Catherine Ryan Hyde, Trustee, or Successor Trustee, of the Catherine Ryan Hyde Revocable Trust created under that certain declaration dated September 27, 1999. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
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Kingdoms and Chaos

347 ratings

Summary

The future of the Ashaiian haven, the newly founded Kingdom of Cael, is anything but secured. Rezkin must seek recognition from the King of Gendishen if his people are to maintain possession of their island home and the enchanted secret it contains. In an unexpected twist, events overtake Rezkin, and he is thrust into a frustrating adventure to seek a worthless prize. He finds that his carefully constructed reputation as an indomitable foe has consequences as others seek to use his strengths for their own gain. Meanwhile, friends are confronted with too many truths, power and strength might be more than some desire, loyalties and friendships are tested, and at least one of Rezkin’s friends might be headed for a miserable demise.

©2018 Kel Kade (P)2018 Podium Publishing

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Kel Kade
Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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A Mark of Kings

120 ratings

Summary

Despite his youth, Declan Idrys knows of the evils of the world. He knows of the bastards and brigands who plague the King's lands, of the monsters skulking in the wooded depths of the realm. Together with his companion, Ryn - a beast of rather peculiar talent - he has spent the last decade of his life beneath the bloody banners of a half-dozen mercenary guilds, hunting precisely such festering wickedness within the borders of Viridian. Unfortunately, fate is quick to pull on the leash of its favorite children. When one particularly troubling contract goes sideways, Declan and Ryn find themselves thrust into a war thought legend and long-ended, a conflict so old it is synonymous with a time in which dragons still ruled the western skies. Now, as dead men rise from their graves and the terrible beasts of the northern ranges descend into the kingdom with an appetite for savagery and flesh, Declan is faced with a profane choice. He can turn, can flee an ancient rising horror that would see the realms of man left as shattered death and wind-blown ash. Or, Declan can face this mounting threat, can come to terms with the fact that his oldest friend might just be more than he appears, and learn to wield an ageless power all his own. Centuries pass, after all, but the Blood of Kings does not fade....

©2019 Bryce O'Connor and Luke Chmilenko (P)2019 Podium Publishing

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 18 hrs and 38 mins
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Say Goodbye for Now

2 ratings

Summary

On an isolated Texas ranch, Dr. Lucy cares for abandoned animals. The solitude allows her to avoid the people and places that remind her of the past. Not that any of the townsfolk care. In 1959, no one is interested in a woman doctor. Nor are they welcoming Calvin and Justin Bell, a newly arrived African American father and son. When Pete Solomon, a neglected twelve-year-old boy, and Justin bring a wounded wolf-dog hybrid to Dr. Lucy, the outcasts soon find refuge in one another. Lucy never thought she'd make connections again, never mind fall in love. Pete never imagined he'd find friends as loyal as Justin and the dog. But these four people aren't allowed to be friends, much less a family, when the whole town turns violently against them. With heavy hearts, Dr. Lucy and Pete say goodbye to Calvin and Justin. But through the years they keep hope alive...waiting for the world to catch up with them.

©2016 Catherine Ryan Hyde. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
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Foundation

13 ratings

Summary

The long-awaited brand new novel in the best-selling Valdemar series. In this chronicle of the early history of Valdemar, Mercedes Lackey's best-selling world, a 13-year-old orphan named Magpie escapes a life of slavery in the gem mines when he is chosen by one of the magical Companion horses of Valdemar to be trained as a Herald. Thrust into the center of a legend in the making, Magpie discovers talents he never knew he had - and witnesses the founding of the great Heralds' Collegium.

©2008 Mercedes Lackey (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Worthy

6 ratings

Summary

They might've been a family. Virginia finally had the chance to explore a relationship with Aaron when he asked her on a date. She had been waiting, hoping that the widower and his young son, Buddy, would welcome her into their lives. But a terrible tragedy strikes on the night of their first kiss, crushing their hopes for a future together. Nineteen years later, Virginia is engaged, though she has not forgotten Aaron or Buddy. When her dog goes missing and it comes to light that her fiancé set him loose, a distraught Virginia breaks off the engagement and is alone once again. A shy young man has found the missing pet, and although he's bonded with the animal, he answers his conscience and returns the dog. Before long, Virginia and the young man discover a connection from their pasts that will help them let go of painful memories and change their lives forever.

©2015 Catherine Ryan Hyde (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
Available on Audible
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Sentinels of Creation Book 6: A Scion of Amber Light

Summary

Book 6 in the award-winning and best selling Sentinels of Creation saga sets the stage for next year's series finale. Only a few short months have passed since Meghan and Shannon successfully retrieved Kellan from a brutal life in Claudius’ Rome. The Soulborn struggles with how Order, Chaos, and Creation have all left their mark on Kellan during his time as a gladiator. Neither Kellan nor Shannon is given much time to ponder these changes. Upon their return from Rome, Sentinel and Soulborn are caught up in the first act of the culminating struggle between Creation and Destruction. Merlin once again calls on the Sentinel of Order to keep open the narrow path that protects our world from Perditor.   To do this, Kellan and Margaret Karnstein are called to fulfill an angelic prophecy. They must breathe life to stone for the heart of Chaos to become ripe for redemption. While Kellan is far from sure how to complete the prophecy, he knows all roads lead through Aibreann O'Dochartaigh, Lucifer's only mortal love. For her part, Shannon leads both Kellan and her most trusted friends into grave peril as she fulfills a promise made despite opposition by vast powers and principalities. The Soulborn remains undaunted as she confronts both demons of the first fall and a Fae prince of Twilight. As Fate would have it, her actions serve a far greater purpose than even Shannon knows, for if our world is to survive, the Soulborn must find A Scion of Amber Light.

©2021 Robert W. Ross (P)2021 Spartamac, LLC

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Coast on Fire: An Apocalyptic LitRPG

39 ratings

Summary

Reluctant ruler of the settlements in British Columbia, John and his friends must now face even greater dangers as they seek to free other human settlements from Galactic control in North America. But John's enemies have begun to take notice of the burgeoning resistance and take steps to stop him and the human resistance including bringing in Master Class help. Can John navigate the treacherous waters of Galactic politics and human interests without compromising his beliefs or sacrificing his friends?    Coast on Fire is book 5 of the best-selling System Apocalypse line of books, a LitRPG apocalyptic book series that describes a world thrown into confusion by the addition of a game-like system and the monsters that come with it.

©2019 Tao Wong (P)2019 Tao Wong

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Tao Wong
Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Closer to Home

7 ratings

Summary

Mags was once an enslaved orphan living a harsh life in the mines, until the King's Own Herald discovered his talent and trained him as a spy. Now a Herald in his own right, at the newly established Heralds' Collegium, Mags has found a supportive family, including his Companion Dallen. Although normally a Herald in his first year of Whites would be sent off on circuit, Mags is needed close to home for his abilities as a spy and his powerful Mindspeech gift. There is a secret, treacherous plot within the royal court to destroy the Heralds. The situation becomes dire after the life of Mags' mentor, King's Own Nikolas, is imperiled. His daughter, Amily, is chosen as the new King's Own, a complicated and dangerous job that is made more so by this perilous time. Can Mags and Amily save the court, the Heralds, and the Collegium itself?

©2014 Mercedes Lackey (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
Available on Audible
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Troll Nation

25 ratings

Summary

Build. Evolve. Conquer. The dawn of the Troll Nation has begun.... Roark von Graf - former noble and hedge-mage, current mid-level mob in a MMORPG - has taken down the dungeon Lord of the Cruel Citadel, but the battle has only started. Lowen, right hand to the Tyrant King, has come to Hearthworld, and he is building an army of his own. Worse, Lowen and company have taken over one of the most powerful dungeons in the game, The Vault of the Radiant Shield. Even as a Jotnar and a newly minted Dungeon Lord, Roark is supremely outclassed and he bloody well knows it. If he’s going to weather what’s to come and topple the Tyrant King, he’ll have to unlock the secrets of the stolen World Stone Pendant, master his new Hexorcist class, form some very unlikely allies, and most important...grief some heroes. Let the games begin! From James A. Hunter, author of the litRPG epic Viridian Gate Online, and eden Hudson, author of Path of the Thunderbird and the Jubal Van Zandt Series, comes an exciting new litRPG, dungeon-core adventure you won’t want to put down!

©2019 Shadow Alley Press Inc (P)2019 Shadow Alley Press Inc

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Legends of Ahn

390 ratings

Summary

Rezkin is an elite warrior who aims to restore order in Ashai after Caydean's attack on the King's Tournament transformed former allies and trading partners into enemies. With no army and only a ragtag group of refugees, Rezkin must wrest control of the kingdom from the mad and powerful usurper, who seems bent on destruction, and this may not be the biggest challenge. If he fails, the kingdom will be ripped apart, and Rezkin will have violated Rule 1 - to protect and honor his friends - leaving him without country, purpose, or honor.

©2017 Kel Kade (P)2017 Podium Publishing

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Kel Kade
Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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A Case of Need

8 ratings

Summary

The death of a doctor’s daughter may be malpractice - or murder - in this novel by a #1 New York Times-bestselling author: “I loved it” (Stephen King). In the tightly knit world of Boston medicine, the Randall family reigns supreme. When heart surgeon J. D. Randall’s teenage daughter dies during a botched abortion, the medical community threatens to explode. Was it malpractice? A violation of the Hippocratic Oath? Or was Karen Randall murdered in cold blood? The natural suspect is Arthur Lee, a brilliant surgeon and known abortionist, who has been carrying out the illegal procedure with the help of pathologist John Berry. After Karen dies, Lee is thrown in jail on a murder charge, and only Berry can prove his friend wasn’t the one who wielded the scalpel. Behind this gruesome death, Berry will uncover a secret that would shock even the most hardened pathologist.  An Edgar Award-winning novel by the author of such blockbusters as The Andromeda Strain and Jurassic Park - and creator of the long-running NBC drama ER - A Case of Need is a “superb” medical-thriller mystery (Los Angeles Times).

©1968, 1996 by Jeffery Hudson; Copyright renewed 1996 by CrichtonSun LLC (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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On the Shoulders of Titans

622 ratings

Summary

Corin Cadence finally has a firm reason to believe his brother, Tristan, is still alive. Unfortunately, finding more information isn’t going to be easy. Tristan appears to be entangled with a clandestine organization that calls themselves Whispers. And Corin’s last brush with the Whispers didn’t exactly end well. As much as he wants to follow that lead, Corin has more pressing problems to deal with. Sera is still suffering from a mysterious malady that has stolen her voice and her magic. Corin knows that a portion of that is his fault, and he’s determined to fix it. His mother is still off in another country, and there are growing odds that she’s involved with a conspiracy to overthrow the visages. Corin has also been branded with a new magical mark on his right hand - one that even veteran climbers don’t seem to recognize. He’s going to need to figure out how it works, otherwise it could be more of a vulnerability than an asset. Corin still hasn’t finished his first year at Lorian Heights. If he fails his final exams, he’ll be sent off to the military and lose his chance to investigate his brother’s fate. And finally, there’s the issue of enemies. He might have made a few of them. The biggest problem? He’s not sure if Jin, once one of his closest companions, is one of them.

©2018 Andrew Rowe (P)2019 Podium Publishing

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Andrew Rowe
Length: 24 hrs and 46 mins
Available on Audible
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When You Were Older

2 ratings

Summary

By the best-selling author of Don't Let Me Go and Pay It Forward, When You Were Older is the heartrending, thought-provoking, and life-affirming story of two very different brothers who try to build a new life together against the backdrop of an uncertain and uneasy time in our shared history. Russell Ammiano works on the 104th floor of the World Trade Center. On the morning of September 11, 2001, the phone rings while Rusty is rushing to work. The news is devastating: his mother has died of a stroke, leaving his brain-damaged older brother, Ben, alone. This news also saves Rusty's life. He's still at home when two planes hit the World Trade Center--and only one of his friends and colleagues survives. In a single day, the life Rusty built in New York crumbles to the ground. Rusty returns to his tiny hometown and the brother he was more than happy to leave behind. Ben hasn't changed a bit, but the town has. Tensions are running high in the wake of the terrorist attack while Rusty struggles to put the past behind him and care for the exasperating brother he loves. He finds refuge in drinking coffee in the early morning with beautiful Egyptian-American Anat in her father's bakery. Rusty is beginning to get his life back...until one awful night threatens to take it all away again.

©2012 Catherine Ryan Hyde (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
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Stars Asunder

18 ratings

Summary

To gain his Master Class, John Lee made a deal with the Erethran Empire. Now, the empire has come to collect on the debt, forcing him to appear in their capital after his last fight. Thrown into Galactic politics of a militarized, system-based society, John will have to weigh consequences of the decisions he's been asked to make and confront the warped reality of a system-created empire. When politics, self-interest, and a human's stubbornness collide, the very stars are threatened.  Stars Asunder is book nine of the System Apocalypse, the best-selling LitRPG fantasy and space opera series.

©2020 Tao Wong (P)2021 Tao Wong

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Tao Wong
Length: 13 hrs
Available on Audible
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Opening Moves

109 ratings

Summary

The Earth is changing. The alien invasion brought social upheaval, advanced technology, and an armada of peacekeeping robots. But Alan, a college student pursuing a now-useless degree, cares little about all of this. He has only one thing on his mind: the Game. A fully immersive virtual reality, the Game appears to be a major part of the invading civilization. Alan can't wait to play, recklessly diving into the digital universe. Soon though, Alan realizes the Game is anything but simple, and the stakes are higher than he ever imagined.

©2016 Cosimo Yap (P)2016 Podium Publishing

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Cosimo Yap
Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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Black Hills

104 ratings

Summary

In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Nora Roberts takes listeners deep into the rugged Black Hills of South Dakota, where the shadows keep secrets, hunters stalk the land, and a childhood friendship matures into an adult passion. Cooper Sullivan spent the summers of his youth on his grandparents’ South Dakota ranch, sharing innocent games and stolen kisses with the neighbor girl, Lil Chance. Now, twelve years after they last walked together hand in hand, fate has brought them back to the Black Hills.  Coop has left his fast-paced life as an investigator in New York to take care of his aging grandparents and the ranch he has come to call home. Though the memory of his touch still haunts her, Lil has let nothing stop her dream of opening the Chance Wildlife Refuge, but something...or someone...has been keeping a close watch. When small pranks and acts of destruction escalate into a heartless attack on Lil’s beloved cougar, memories of an unsolved murder in these very hills have Coop springing to action to keep Lil safe. Lil and Coop know the natural dangers that lurk in the wild landscape of the Black Hills. But a killer of twisted and unnatural instincts has singled them out as prey...

©2009 Nora Roberts (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Nora Roberts
Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
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Sufficiently Advanced Magic

885 ratings

Summary

Five years ago Corin Cadence's brother entered the Serpent Spire - a colossal tower with ever-shifting rooms, traps, and monsters. Those who survive the spire's trials return home with an attunement: a mark granting the bearer magical powers. According to legend, those few who reach the top of the tower will be granted a boon by the spire's goddess. He never returned. Now it's Corin's turn. He's headed to the top floor, on a mission to meet the goddess. If he can survive the trials, Corin will earn an attunement, but that won't be sufficient to survive the dangers on the upper levels. For that he's going to need training, allies, and a lot of ingenuity. The journey won't be easy, but Corin won't stop until he gets his brother back.

©2017 Andrew Rowe (P)2017 Podium Publishing

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Andrew Rowe
Length: 21 hrs and 58 mins
Available on Audible
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Fate of the Fallen

91 ratings

Summary

Fate of the Fallen is the start of a brand-new adventure from New York Times best-selling author Kel Kade. Not all stories have happy endings. Everyone loves Mathias. Naturally, when he discovers it’s his destiny to save the world, he dives in headfirst, pulling his best friend, Aaslo, along for the ride. However, saving the world isn’t as easy, or exciting, as it sounds in the stories. The going gets rough, and folks start to believe their best chance for survival is to surrender to the forces of evil, which isn’t how the prophecy goes. At all. As the list of allies grows thin and the friends find themselves staring death in the face, they must decide how to become the heroes they were destined to be or, failing that, how to survive.

©2019 Kel Kade (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Kel Kade
Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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The Land: Catacombs

377 ratings

Summary

What's that you say? You want more village growth? Well be careful where you stand, because the Mist Village just took a Viagra-Cialis sandwich and there is a stiff breeze blowing! (I can make some more references if you're still not getting the point...did you see what I did there?)

©2016 Aleron Kong (P)2017 Aleron Kong

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Aleron Kong
Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Free the Darkness

312 ratings

Summary

Raised and trained in seclusion at a secret fortress on the edge of the northern wilds of the Kingdom of Ashai, a young warrior called Rezkin is unexpectedly thrust into the outworld when a terrible battle destroys all that he knows. With no understanding of his life’s purpose and armed with masterful weapons mysteriously bestowed upon him by a dead king, Rezkin must travel across Ashai to find the one man who may hold the clues to his very existence. Determined to adhere to his last orders, Rezkin extends his protection to an unlikely assortment of individuals he meets along the way, often leading to humorous and poignant incidents. As if pursuing an elite warrior across a kingdom, figuring out who he is and why everyone he knows is dead, and attempting to find these so-called friends and protect them is not enough, strange things are happening in the kingdom. New dangers begin to arise that threaten not only Rezkin and his friends, but possibly everyone in Ashai. This is the first installment of an ongoing series. This book is intended for adult readers. It contains graphic violence, creative language, and sexual innuendo. This book does not contain explicit sexual content.

©2015 Kel Kade (P)2016 Podium Publishing

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Kel Kade
Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
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Lost at School

36 ratings

Summary

From the renowned authority on education and parenting, "an in-depth approach to aid parents and teachers to work together with behaviorally challenging students" (Publishers Weekly) - now revised and updated. School discipline is broken. Too often, the kids who need our help the most are viewed as disrespectful, out of control, and beyond help, and are often the recipients of our most ineffective, most punitive interventions. These students - and their parents, teachers, and administrators - are frustrated and desperate for answers. Dr. Ross W. Greene, author of the acclaimed book The Explosive Child, offers educators and parents a different framework for understanding challenging behavior. Dr. Greene's Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) approach helps adults focus on the true factors contributing to challenging classroom behaviors, empowering educators to address these factors and create helping relationships with their most at-risk kids. This revised and updated edition of Lost at School contains the latest refinements to Dr. Greene's CPS model, including enhanced methods for solving problems collaboratively, improving communication, and building relationships with kids. Dr. Greene's lively, compelling narrative includes: Tools to identify the problems and lagging skills causing challenging behavior Explicit guidance on how to radically improve interactions with challenging kids and reduce challenging episodes - along with many examples showing how it's done Practical guidance for successful planning and collaboration among educators, parents, and kids Backed by years of experience and research and written with a powerful sense of hope and achievable change, Lost at School gives teachers and parents the realistic strategies and information to impact the classroom experience of every challenging kid (and their classmates). PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2014 Ross W. Greene (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Excerpt from “Across the Great Divide” by Kate Wolf © Another Sundown Publishing Company, used with permission.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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The Knife of Never Letting Go

69 ratings

Summary

Now a major motion picture, the first novel in the riveting Chaos Walking trilogy by two-time Carnegie Medalist Patrick Ness. “Narrated with crack dramatic and comic timing.... The cliffhanger ending is as effective as a shot to the gut.” --Booklist (starred review) Todd Hewitt is the only boy in a town of men. Ever since the settlers were infected with the Noise germ, Todd can hear everything the men think, and they hear everything he thinks. Todd is just a month away from becoming a man, but in the midst of the cacophony, he knows that the town is hiding something from him - something so awful Todd is forced to flee with only his dog, whose simple, loyal voice he hears too. With hostile men from the town in pursuit, the two stumble upon a strange and eerily silent creature: a girl. Who is she? Why wasn't she killed by the germ like all the females on New World? Propelled by Todd's gritty narration, readers are in for a white-knuckle journey in which a boy on the cusp of manhood must unlearn everything he knows in order to figure out who he truly is.

©2008 Patrick Ness (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Patrick Ness
Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
Available on Audible
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Monsters of Men

21 ratings

Summary

The riveting Chaos Walking trilogy by two-time Carnegie Medalist Patrick Ness. “This is science fiction at its best, and is a singular fusion of brutality and idealism that is, at last, perfectly human.” (Booklist, starred review) As a world-ending war surges around them, Todd and Viola face monstrous decisions. The indigenous Spackle, thinking and acting as one, have mobilized to avenge their murdered people. Ruthless human leaders prepare to defend their factions at all costs, even as a convoy of new settlers approaches. And as the ceaseless Noise lays all thoughts bare, the projected will of the few threatens to overwhelm the desperate desire of the many. The consequences of each action, each word, are unspeakably vast: To follow a tyrant or a terrorist? To save the life of the one you love most, or thousands of strangers? To believe in redemption, or assume it is lost? Becoming adults amid the turmoil, Todd and Viola question all they have known, racing through horror and outrage toward a shocking finale.

©2010 Patrick Ness (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Author: Patrick Ness
Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
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Earth's Gambit

87 ratings

Summary

The Earth has changed. War is now fought in an alien virtual reality - the Game - where many of the players are anything but human. Now part of the Black Rose guild, Alan heads to the Academy to level up and get stronger. He hopes to make allies and learn skills to win the battles to come. But with everyone pursuing their own agendas, what can one gamer do in a universe he still doesn't fully understand?

©2017 Cosimo Yap (P)2017 Podium Publishing

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Cosimo Yap
Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
Available on Audible
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Sacrificial Pieces

87 ratings

Summary

The thrilling conclusion to The Gam3 prequel trilogy!  After failing to take down the United World Government, Alan is a wanted fugitive on Earth. With nowhere else to go, he leads the Black Rose guild into the Abyss Labyrinth. But hidden agendas thrive within the mercenary guild, and Alan soon discovers larger forces at play.  The Game is a war for survival, and a solo victory is virtually impossible - Alan needs to pick a side. But what does winning even mean in the Game? Will Alan be just another sacrificial pawn, or can he find a path to success?  Note from the author: The Gam3 will be on an indefinite hiatus while a new story is in the works; but more stories with Alan are definitely in the future!  

©2019 Cosimo Yap (P)2019 Podium Publishing

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Cosimo Yap
Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Until the End of Time

9 ratings

Summary

Bill is a dedicated young lawyer working at his family’s prestigious New York firm, who leaves everything he trained for to follow his dream and become a minister in rural Wyoming. Jenny, his wife, is a stylist whose heart and soul are invested in fashion. She leaves the milieu and life she loves to join him. The certainty they share is that their destinies are linked forever. Fast forward 38 years. Robert is a hardworking independent book publisher in Manhattan, who has given up all personal life to build his struggling business. He is looking for one big hit novel to publish. Lillibet is a young Amish woman, living as though in the 17th century, caring for her widowed father and three young brothers on their family farm. In secret at night, by candlelight, she has written the novel that burns within her, and gets it into Robert’s hands, wrapped in her hand-stitched apron. He falls in love first with the book, and then with the woman he has never met, living in the sequestered world of the Amish - a world without telephones, computers, electricity, modern conveniences, or cars. Although Lillibet faces banishment from her family and community, she embraces the opportunity to publish her novel, and is irresistibly drawn to the man who has heard her voice. Destiny is at work here. Fate draws her from her horse-and-buggy life toward his, and the publication of her novel. In the hands of master storyteller Danielle Steel, these two remarkable relationships come together in unexpected and surprising ways, as lovers are lost, and find each other again. If it is true that real love lasts forever and lovers cannot lose each other, then Until the End of Time will not only comfort and fascinate us, as destiny does her dance, but it will give us hope as well. Love and fate are powerful, irresistible forces, as Steel proves to us here, in a book about courage, change, risk, and hope...and love that never dies.

©2013 Danielle Steel (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
Available on Audible
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Happily Ever After: Companion to the Selection Series

6 ratings

Summary

Meet Prince Maxon before he fell in love with America, and a girl named Amberly before she became queen. See the Selection through the eyes of a guard who watched his first love drift away and a girl who fell for a boy who wasn't the prince. This gorgeous collection features four novellas from the captivating world of Kiera Cass's #1 New York Times best-selling Selection series, as well as exclusive, never-before-seen bonus content. This series companion is a must-have for any Selection fan, and includes: The Prince The Guard The Queen The Favorite Exclusive new scenes from The Selection, The Elite, and The One Introductions to each novella from Kiera Cass And more!

©2015 Kiera Cass (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

Author: Kiera Cass
Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
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Enemy of the World

6 ratings

Summary

The gods have set forth in motion five Calamities for the inhabitants of the Other World, and only by enduring them will mankind be allowed to live on. Those in power do not believe in the possibility of triumph against the will of the gods, and instead squander their time and effort in indulging their needs and desires as the world quickly rots away around them. Mankind’s only hope rests on the shoulders of a man they hate the most. A man who has taken every possible measure, both accepted and forbidden, to attain power. Sungchul Kim, the man who reached the pinnacle of strength, now stands alone against the Calamities. Not because he is a hero, but because of a promise. Reaching the Demon King’s palace, Sungchul soon realizes his shortcomings. He failed to resolve the first Calamity due to his inability to wield magic. He is forced to journey in secret, hiding his identity and strength to steal the knowledge of magic from the very people who branded him as the Enemy of the World. However, to do so, he must hide among the weakest group of people in the Other World: The newly arrived humans from his homeworld, Earth. 

©2016 Roadwarrior (P)2021 Podium Audio

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Road Warrior
Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
Available on Audible
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The Boundless

18 ratings

Summary

Will Everett has always wished for an adventure. Little does he know his adventure starts the moment he boards the Boundless. There is a murder, and now Will protects a key that can unlock the train¹s hidden treasures. Villains are fast on his heels and strange creatures are lurking outside the windows, as the Boundless hurtles across the country. Together with Maren, a gifted escape artist, and Mr. Dorian, a circus ringmaster with amazing abilities, Will must save the Boundless before someone else winds up dead. His adventure may have begun without him knowing…but how it ends is up to Will.

©2014 Firewing Productions, Inc. (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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Wonder

314 ratings

Summary

Kindness brings us together no matter how far apart we are. Millions of people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement, a major motion picture, and the critically acclaimed graphic novel White Bird. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid - but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.  "Wonder is the best kids' book of the year," said Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate.com and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” - indeed, every listener will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out. Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonder, #choosekind

©2012 R. J. Palacio. (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
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The Dagger of Adendigaeth

62 ratings

Summary

At long last, the reason for the blessed Adept race's decline has been discovered: powerful beings known as Malorin'athgul are disrupting the Balance and preventing Alorin's Adepts from awakening to their gifts. Who are they? Where are they? And how can they be stopped when they wield a power meant to unmake the universe itself? In T'khendar, Prince Ean val Lorian has forsaken his companions in blood and battle to join the traitorous Fifth Vestal in T'khendar in the hopes of gaining some insight into the tragedies that plagued his return. Now, he must confront the man he's long thought of as his enemy and discover the role he is meant to play in the First Lord's darkly magnificent game. The Vestal Raine D'Lacourte has followed his traitorous oath-brother, Björn, through six kingdoms and into the distant realm of T'khendar seeking explanation and atonement. But the condemned realm harbors shocking secrets, and Raine soon realizes he's facing his greatest enemy yet - not in Björn, but in the truth. Elsewhere in Alorin, the young truthreader, Tanis, faces a new villain in the fiery-eyed man he followed from the café in Rethynnea; the soldier Trell struggles to reconcile his growing feelings for the girl he rescued from the river against the guilt of his unknown past; and in Tambarré, another truthreader named Kjieran van Stone treads the incense-filled hallways of the Prophet Bethamin's temple, hoping to uncover a plot of treachery and betrayal before the Prophet demands his soul. The time has come for each player to claim his role in the First Lord's masterful game. All will be tested, but only time will tell how many can survive the dagger of Adendigaeth.

©2016 Podium Publishing; 2012 Melissa McPhail

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 29 hrs
Available on Audible
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The Successful Life of Jack Rybicki

3 ratings

Summary

Jack Rybicki is a high school senior who loves his girl, likes to party, and doesn't have much of a plan for his life. Then fate plucks him from obscurity and Jack, now renamed Jack Noble by his management team, becomes one of the most famous people on the planet. A teenager who likes to indulge himself with limitless resources is not the best recipe for a successful life. But, it's never too late in Middle Falls. Includes a special bonus note read by the author. Like all books in the series, it can be listened to as a standlone story.

©2019 Shawn Inmon (P)2019 Podium Publishing

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Shawn Inmon
Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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Six Sacred Swords

319 ratings

Summary

It doesn’t take a legendary sword to make a legendary swordsman, but it certainly helps. Keras Selyrian is already well on the way to cutting his name into the annals of legend. He’s fought false divinities, thieving sorcerers, and corrupt demigods - and left them defeated in his wake. But he’s a long way from home, and Kaldwyn offers a different brand of danger than he’s used to. He’s already got a sword of unfathomable power, but it’s damaged and leaking world-annihilating mana, so he’s in the market for a new one. Possibly six. The more the better, really. The Six Sacred Swords are Kaldwyn’s most famous artifacts, forged as the only means to defeat the god beasts. Each sword must be earned by a worthy champion, and no single person has ever managed to collect them all. Not yet, at least. Keras is just getting started. Six Sacred Swords is a lighthearted fantasy adventure inspired by Japanese game series like The Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, and Fire Emblem. It takes place in the same universe as the Arcane Ascension novels, but years earlier and with a different protagonist. While the books are interconnected, they can be listened to on their own in any order. For appendices with further details on the magic and characters, please download the supplementary PDF. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Andrew Rowe (P)2019 Podium Publishing

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Andrew Rowe
Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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The Land: Forging

448 ratings

Summary

The second captivating installment of Aleron Kong's Chaos Seeds series. "We are life takers and heartbreakers," Richter shouted. "Let's go!" Richter and Sion are at it again! Even more of what you loved in the first book. Leveling, world building, awesome items, and what's that you say? Sure! Why not? What's a little necrophilia between friends? Join your favorite Chaos Seed as he answers the call of adventure and deals with the invaders, greedy dwarves, and a wood elf that keeps telling him he has a pretty mouth. Welcome back, my friends! Welcome back...to The Land.

©2016 Aleron Kong (P)2017 Aleron Kong

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Aleron Kong
Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
Available on Audible
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Vanished

3 ratings

Summary

From Wall Street Journal bestselling author Kendra Elliot. When an eleven-year-old is abducted on her way to school, the FBI doesn’t waste a moment, sending agents to scour the area and embedding Special Agent Ava McLane with the distraught family. In the eye of the storm is local detective Mason Callahan, whose life is crumbling to pieces - he’s related to the victim, and his longtime confidential informant has just been murdered. Both he and Agent McLane hole up in the victim’s family home. Every second counts in a kidnapping case, and the stakes keep rising the longer the girl is missing. As Ava and Mason struggle to hold the family together in their darkest hour, the two investigators find themselves drawn to each other.  2015 Overall Daphne du Maurier Award Winner

©2014 Kendra Elliot (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
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Feral Nights

Summary

When free-spirited werecat Yoshi sets out to find his missing sister, he’s shocked to discover that she’s the key suspect in a murder investigation. Meanwhile, sarcastic werepossum Clyde and his human pal Aimee have set out to do a little detective work of their own, sworn to avenge the brutal killing of a friend. When all three are snared in an underground kidnapping ring, they end up on a remote tropical island ruled by a species that’s unusual even by shape-shifter standards. The island harbors a grim secret, and were-predator and were-prey must join forces in a fight to escape alive.

©2013 Cynthia Leitich Smith, original book published by Candlewick Press. (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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The Art of Innovation

2 ratings

Summary

IDEO, the widely admired, award-winning design and development firm that brought the world the Apple mouse, Polaroid's I-Zone instant camera, the Palm V, and hundreds of other cutting-edge products and services, reveals its secrets for fostering a culture and process of continuous innovation. There isn't a business in America that doesn't want to be more creative in its thinking, products, and processes. At many companies, being first with a concept and first to market are critical just to survive. In The Art of Innovation, Tom Kelley, general manager of the Silicon Valley based design firm IDEO, takes listeners behind the scenes of this wildly imaginative and energized company to reveal the strategies and secrets it uses to turn out hit after hit. IDEO doesn't buy into the myth of the lone genius working away in isolation, waiting for great ideas to strike. Kelley believes everyone can be creative, and the goal at his firm is to tap into that wellspring of creativity in order to make innovation a way of life. How does it do that? IDEO fosters an atmosphere conducive to freely expressing ideas, breaking the rules, and freeing people to design their own work environments. IDEO's focus on teamwork generates countless breakthroughs, fueled by the constant give-and-take among people ready to share ideas and reap the benefits of the group process. IDEO has created an intense, quick-turnaround, brainstorm-and-build process dubbed "the Deep Dive." In entertaining anecdotes, Kelley illustrates some of his firm's own successes (and joyful failures), as well as pioneering efforts at other leading companies. The book reveals how teams research and immerse themselves in every possible aspect of a new product or service, examining it from the perspective of clients, consumers, and other critical audiences. Kelley takes the listener through the IDEO problem-solving method: Carefully observing the behavior or "anthropology" of the people who will be using a product or service Brainstorming with high-energy sessions focused on tangible results Quickly prototyping ideas and designs at every step of the way Cross-pollinating to find solutions from other fields Taking risks, and failing your way to success Building a "Greenhouse" for innovation IDEO has won more awards in the last ten years than any other firm of its kind, and a full half-hour Nightline presentation of its creative process received one of the show's highest ratings. The Art of Innovation will provide business leaders with the insights and tools they need to make their companies the leading-edge, top-rated stars of their industries.

©2001 Thomas Kelley and Jonathan Littman (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Friends Forever

8 ratings

Summary

Five children meet on the first day of kindergarten. In the years that follow, they become friends and more than friends. Together, they will find strength, meet challenges, face life’s adventures, endure loss, face stark realities, and open their hearts. In this moving novel, number one New York Times best-selling author Danielle Steel traces their unforgettable journey - full of tests and trials - as three boys and two girls discover the vital bonds that will last a lifetime. Gabby, Billy, Izzie, Andy, and Sean - each bursting with their own personality, strikingly different looks and talents, in sports, science, and the arts. Each drawn by the magical spark of connection that happens to the young. At the exclusive Atwood School, on a bright September day, starting in kindergarten, they become an inseparable group known to outsiders as the Big Five. In this rarefied world, five families grow closer, and five children bloom beside one another, unaware of the storms gathering around them. As they turn from grade-schoolers to teenagers, seemingly perfect lives are buffeted by unraveling families, unfortunate missteps, and losses and victories great and small. And, one by one, they turn back to the Big Five to regain their footing and their steady course. But as they emerge from Atwood and enter the college years, the way forward is neither safe nor clear. As their lives separate and diverge, the challenges and risks become greater, the losses sharper, and the right paths harder to choose, in a journey of friendship, survival, and love. In what may be her most intricate and emotionally powerful novel yet, Danielle Steel tells a heart-wrenching, ultimately triumphant story that spans decades, weaves together a vivid cast of characters, and captures the challenges we face in life - sometimes, if we’re lucky, with a friend forever by our side.

©2012 Danielle Steel (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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The Light

1 rating

Summary

Marshall Seaver is being haunted. In the first installment of this chillingly compelling trilogy, 16-year-old Marshall discovers that something beyond our world is after him. The eerie clues pile up quickly, and when people start dying, it's clear that whatever this is - it's huge.

Marshall has no idea what's happening to him, but he's soon convinced that it has something to do with his best friend, Cooper, who's been missing for over a week. Together with Coop's sister, Marsh searches for the truth about what happened to his friend, ultimately uncovering something bigger than he could ever have imagined.

©2010 D. J. MacHale (P)2010 Brilliance Audio

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
Available on Audible
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The Prince & The Guard

4 ratings

Summary

Before America Singer was chosen to compete in the Selection...she was in love with a Six named Aspen Leger.... And there was another girl in Prince Maxon's life. Step inside the world of the number-one New York Times best-selling Selection series with these two captivating novellas. Also includes additional scenes from The Prince, a teaser to The One, a Q&A with author Kiera Cass, and more!

©2014 Kiera Cass (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers

Author: Kiera Cass
Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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The Wake Up

2 ratings

Summary

From New York Times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde comes a hauntingly emotional novel of how one man's life changes forever when he rediscovers his ability to feel the pain of others. Something has been asleep in forty-year-old cattle rancher Aiden Delacorte for a long time. It all comes back in a rush during a hunting trip, when he's suddenly attuned to the animals around him, feeling their pain and fear as if it were his own. But the newfound sensitivity of Aiden's "wake up" has its price. He can no longer sleepwalk through life, holding everyone at arm's length. As he struggles to cope with a trait he's buried since childhood, Aiden falls in love with Gwen, a single mother whose young son bears a burden of his own. Sullen and broken from his experiences with an abusive father, Milo has turned to acting out in violent and rebellious ways. Aiden can feel the boy's pain, as well as that of his victims. Now he and Milo must sift through their pasts to find empathy with the innocent as well as the guilty, to come to terms with their deepest fears, and to finally discover the compassionate heart of a family.

©2017 Catherine Ryan Hyde (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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Spy, Spy Again

10 ratings

Summary

In this third novel of the Family Spies series, set in the best-selling world of Valdemar, Heralds Mags and Amily's youngest child must follow in his parents' footsteps to protect both his family and the realm.   Thirteen-year-old Prince Kyril and Mags and Amily's 14-year-old son, Tory, "share" the Gift of Farsight - although neither of them are Chosen. They are self-trained, though currently, their shared Gift only allows them to see what is happening with their immediate family members.   After much debate, the Herald's Collegium has decided to test and train them anyway. That's when the surprises start. They do not share a single Gift; they have two complementary Gifts working together in a way that the Heralds have never seen before. Tory is the Farseer - Kee's Gift is to extend his range beyond a few dozen feet.   Their Gifts become crucial when Mags gets a desperate message from his cousin Bey, the head of the enigmatic assassin-tribe, the Sleepgivers. Bey's eldest daughter has been kidnapped, but he doesn't know why or by whom. He's calling in the debt Mags owes him to find his daughter before it's too late.   Tory is certain that if anyone can find her, he can. But that will mean traveling out of Valdemar into an unknown, dangerous country. And it will mean taking a Royal Prince with him.

©2020 Mercedes Lackey (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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The Land: Predators: A LitRPG Saga

424 ratings

Summary

Welcome to the long-awaited seventh novel of the best-selling saga by Aleron Kong. The longest and best book ever recorded by Nick Podehl! The Land: Founding, Book 1 of the Chaos Seeds Saga, reached number one in the Audible store in 2017! A mesmerizing tale reminiscent of the wonder of Ready Player One and the adventure of Game of Thrones Number one in epic fantasy, cyberpunk, and video game fantasy In The Land: Predators, the Mist Village has harnessed its power. With core buildings, Professional fighters, and now their own Dungeon, the settlement is primed to grow into a kingdom of true power and magic. The path to power has not been without risk, however. The Mist Village has been noticed. Evil nobles from the Kingdom of Law, bloodthirsty goblins from the Serrated Mountains, an undead lord with a penchant for human sacrifice, and fanatical kobolds from the Depths all plot the village's destruction. The predators are circling. Richter's people are horribly outnumbered by foes whose own power has been entrenched for thousands of years. Richter and Sion need to be stronger than ever before. Luckily, they are. New skills have been learned, stronger enchantments have been wrought, and the hundreds of villagers have answered the call to adventure. The Companions do not stand alone. While many eyes have turned toward the mists, wanting to take the treasures within, the Mist Village stares back with a simple message. Come and get it!

©2018 Aleron Kong (P)2018 Aleron Kong

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Aleron Kong
Length: 46 hrs and 56 mins
Available on Audible
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Forging Divinity

127 ratings

Summary

Some say that in the city of Orlyn, godhood is on sale to the highest bidder. Thousands flock to the city each year, hoping for a chance at immortality. Lydia Hastings is a knowledge sorcerer, capable of extracting information from anything she touches. When she travels to Orlyn to validate the claims of the local faith, she discovers a conspiracy that could lead to a war between the world's three greatest powers. At the focal point is a prisoner who bears a striking resemblance to the long-missing leader of the pantheon she worships. Rescuing the prisoner would require risking her carefully cultivated cover - but his execution could mean the end of everything Lydia holds dear.

©2015 Andrew Rowe (P)2016 Podium Publishing

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Andrew Rowe
Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Smoke Signals

7 ratings

Summary

Martin A. Lee traces the dramatic social history of marijuana, from its origins to its emergence in the 1960s as a defining force in a culture war that has never ceased. Lee describes how the illicit marijuana subculture overcame government opposition and morphed into a dynamic, multibillion-dollar industry.

In 1996, California voters approved Proposition 215, legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes. Similar laws have followed in more than a dozen other states, but not without antagonistic responses from federal, state, and local law enforcement. Lee, an award-winning investigative journalist, draws attention to underreported scientific breakthroughs that are reshaping the therapeutic landscape. By mining the plant’s rich pharmacopoeia, medical researchers have developed promising treatments for cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, chronic pain, and many other conditions that are beyond the reach of conventional cures. Colorful, illuminating, and at times irreverent, this is a fascinating listen for recreational users and patients, students and doctors, musicians and accountants, Baby Boomers and their kids, and anyone who has ever wondered about the secret life of this ubiquitous herb.

©2012 Martin A. Lee (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 21 hrs and 36 mins
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Paths of Alir

112 ratings

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Powerful beings from the fringes of Chaos have come to the realm of Alorin. Fate bends to their will, and their will is set upon Alorin's destruction. Alone in understanding the threat they pose, Alorin's Fifth Vestal, Björn val Gelderan, has launched a desperate plan to stop them: a "great game" played upon the tapestry of mortal life. Now, in Paths of Alir, Björn's Players have taken the field. Along the lush Caladrian coast of Agasan, the truthreader Tanis d'Giverny returns to the place of his birth and finds mysterious and wonderful workings waiting for him. But the zanthyr Phaedor warns Tanis that ominous events lie ahead, and the lad soon wonders if even his mother's magical lessons will be enough to keep him alive. In the dungeons of Tal'Shira, held prisoner by the Adept Inquisitor Taliah hal'Jaitar, Prince Trell val Lorian is facing a life of enslavement. Only two paths lie open before him: one means an eternity of torture fighting Taliah's attempts to break him; the other requires surrendering to her will. But can he really sacrifice everything he is to walk Taliah's path of twisted magic known as mor'alir? In the snow-bound Castle of Tyr'kharta, Prince Ean val Lorian must choose to save his brother Sebastian or his loyal men. But to choose his men means leaving Sebastian to an eternity of enslavement; while rescuing Sebastian means abandoning his friends, and his honor along with them. Either decision will test Ean's newfound skills, as well as his conviction, for as the prince soon learns, once a man becomes a Player in the First Lord's game, not even death can give reprieve.

©2014 Melissa McPhail (P)2016 Podium Publishing

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 34 hrs and 44 mins
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More Than This

8 ratings

Summary

From the acclaimed author of the Chaos Walking trilogy and A Monster Calls comes one of the most provocative teen novels of our time. A boy named Seth drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments. But then he wakes. He is naked, thirsty, starving. But alive. How is this possible? He remembers dying, his bones breaking, his skull dashed upon the rocks. So how is he here? And where is this place? The street seems familiar, but everything is abandoned, overgrown, covered in dust. What's going on? Is it real? Or has he woken up in his own personal hell? Seth begins to search for answers, hoping desperately that there must be more to this life, or perhaps this afterlife....

©2002 Reproduced by permission of EMI Music Publishing Ltd/Real World Music Ltd, London W1F 9LD. All Rights Reserved. (P)2013 Patrick Ness, original book published by Candlewick Press. P 2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. “Borrowing Time” written by Aimee Mann, published by Aimee Mann, sub-published by Fintage Publishing B.V. All Rights Reserved. “More Than This” words and music by Peter Gabriel

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Patrick Ness
Length: 11 hrs
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This Book Is Full of Spiders

100 ratings

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From David Wong, the writer of the cult sensation John Dies at the End comes another terrifying and hilarious tale of almost Armageddon at the hands of two hopeless heroes. Warning: You may have a huge, invisible spider living in your skull. THIS IS NOT A METAPHOR.  You will dismiss this as ridiculous fear-mongering. Dismissing things as ridiculous fear-mongering is, in fact, the first symptom of parasitic spider infection - the creature stimulates skepticism, in order to prevent you from seeking a cure. That's just as well, since the "cure" involves learning what a chainsaw tastes like. You can't feel the spider, because it controls your nerve endings. You won't even feel it when it breeds. And it will breed.  Just stay calm, and remember that telling you about the spider situation is not the same as having caused it. I'm just the messenger. Even if I did sort of cause it. Either way, I won't hold it against you if you're upset. I know that's just the spider talking. "Like an episode of AMC's "The Walking Dead" written by Douglas Adams of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." …Imagine a mentally ill narrator describing the zombie apocalypse while drunk, and the end result is unlike any other book of the genre. Seriously, dude, touch it and read it." –Washington Post "Kevin Smith's Clerks meets H.P. Lovecraft in this exceptional thriller… David Wong (Jason Pargin) is a fantastic author with a supernatural talent for humor. If you want a poignant, laugh-out-loud funny, disturbing, ridiculous, self-aware, socially relevant horror novel than This Book is Full of Spiders: Seriously Dude, Don't Touch It is the one and only book for you." –SF Signal

©2012 David Wong (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: David Wong
Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
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Awakened

2 ratings

Summary

Cultivation. Progression. Ascension.  On the world of Crucible, where humanity’s spiritual artists train to fight in a war of universal proportions, Aryc Tal Venn has the potential to be one of the gods. But when he accidentally unleashes heretical powers during his Challenge, he is forced to flee his home or face the wrath of the Inquisition.  With his sister by his side, Aryc begins a quest to uncover the truth of his own existence.  Only to discover a terrible secret. A secret with the power to destroy humanity.  Will Aryc master his unnatural powers in time to save the people of Crucible or will he be the harbinger of humanity’s destruction? Hit "Buy Now". Awakened – Book One of The Quintessence: Crucible is the first novel in a new epic LitRPG cultivation universe brought to you by C.M. Carney, author of the number one best-selling LitRPG saga The Realms that began with Barrow King. The book is chock full of Qi cycling, measurable power progression, immortal gods, intriguing characters, deadly mysteries, and universe shattering threats. It is perfect for all fans of progression fantasy, including lovers of  LitRPG/GameLit, western cultivation, wuxia, and xianxia.

©2020 C.M. Carney (P)2020 C.M. Carney

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: C.M. Carney
Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
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The Black

Summary

Cooper Foley always had a knack for finding trouble, but nothing he’s ever experienced could have prepared him for his latest adventure: He has landed square in the middle of a border war between the worlds of the living and the dead. At the end of The Light, Book One of the Morpheus Road trilogy, Marshall Seaver learned the truth about what happened to his missing best friend, Cooper. Now the mystery continues to unfold, only this time through Cooper’s eyes. What did Marshall’s terrifying encounters with Gravedigger have to do with spirits from another existence? Who is Damon, and what role did he play in Cooper’s dilemma? Most important, what is the mysterious Morpheus Road? It’s time to learn, as bestselling author and master of thrilling suspense D. J. MacHale delivers another fast-paced, fantastical story that has all of existence hanging in the balance.

©2011 D.J. MacHale (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
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Broken Throne

11 ratings

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Return once more to the deadly and dazzling world of Red Queen in Broken Throne, a must-have companion to the chart-topping series from number one New York Times best-selling author Victoria Aveyard. The perfect addition to the number one New York Times best-selling Red Queen series, this features three brand-new novellas, two previously published novellas, Steel Scars and Queen Song, and never-before-heard bonus scenes, journal entries, and much more exclusive content. Fans will be delighted to catch up with beloved characters after the drama of War Storm and be excited to hear from brand-new voices as well. This stunning collection is not to be missed! The complete list of narrators includes Amanda Dolan, Vikas Adam, Charlie Thurston, Erin Spencer, Andi Arndt, Jayne Entwistle, Nick Podehl, Emily Woo Zeller, Arielle DeLisle, and Stephen Graybill.

©2019 Victoria Aveyard (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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The Ask and the Answer

36 ratings

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The riveting Chaos Walking trilogy by two-time Carnegie Medalist Patrick Ness. “Grim and beautifully written.... Superb.... This is among the best YA science fiction novels of the year.” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) Reaching the end of their flight in The Knife of Never Letting Go, Todd and Viola did not find healing and hope in Haven. They found instead their worst enemy, Mayor Prentiss, waiting to welcome them to New Prentisstown. There they are forced into separate lives: Todd to prison, and Viola to a house of healing where her wounds are treated. Soon Viola is swept into the ruthless activities of the Answer, while Todd faces impossible choices when forced to join the mayor’s oppressive new regime. In alternating narratives the two struggle to reconcile their own dubious actions with their deepest beliefs. Torn by confusion and compromise, suspicion and betrayal, can their trust in each other possibly survive?

©2010 Patrick Ness (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Author: Patrick Ness
Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
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Zombies vs. Unicorns

1 rating

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It's a question as old as time itself: which is better, the zombie or the unicorn? In this anthology, edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier (unicorn and zombie, respectively), strong arguments are made for both sides in the form of short stories. Half of the stories portray the strengths - for good and evil - of unicorns and half show the good (and really, really bad-ass) side of zombies. Contributors include many best-selling teen authors, including Cassandra Clare, Libba Bray, Maureen Johnson, Meg Cabot, Scott Westerfeld, and Margo Lanagan. This anthology will have everyone asking: Team Zombie or Team Unicorn?

©2010 Holly Black, Justine Larbalestier (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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POP

6 ratings

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When Marcus moves to a new town, he doesn't have any friends. While practicing football for impending tryouts, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with former NFL star Charlie Popovich, nicknamed "The King of Pop". Charlie is a charismatic prankster, and the best football player Marcus has ever seen. But when his behavior starts getting more and more erratic, Marcus learns the secret that Charlie's family is desperate to hide: Charlie is suffering from early onset Alzheimer's from the concussions he sustained while playing professional football. As Marcus starts at his new school, he meets the starting quarterback: Troy Popovich. Right from the beginning, Marcus and Troy disagree - about football, about Troy's ex-girlfriend Alyssa, but most of all, about what's good for Charlie's future. Marcus is betting that he knows what's best for The King of Pop. And he will risk everything to help his friend.

©2009 Gordon Korman (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
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This Is Where It Ends

10 ratings

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10:00 a.m. The principal of Opportunity, Alabama's high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve. 10:02 a.m. The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class. 10:03 The auditorium doors won't open. 10:05 Someone starts shooting. Told over the span of 54 harrowing minutes from four different perspectives, terror reigns as one student's calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.

©2016 Marieke Nijkamp (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. First published in print by Sourcebooks Fire.

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The Year We Fell Down

7 ratings

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The sport she loves is out of reach. The boy she loves has someone else. What now? She expected to start Harkness College as a varsity ice hockey player. But a serious accident means that Corey Callahan will start school in a wheelchair instead. Across the hall, in the other handicapped-accessible dorm room, lives the too-delicious-to-be-real Adam Hartley, another would-be hockey star with his leg broken in two places. He's way out of Corey's league. Also, he's taken. Nevertheless, an unlikely alliance blooms between Corey and Hartley in the "gimp ghetto" of McHerrin Hall. Over perilously balanced dining hall trays and video games, the two cope with disappointments that nobody else understands. They're just friends, of course, until one night when things fall apart. Or fall together. All Corey knows is that she's falling. Hard. But will Hartley set aside his trophy girl to love someone as broken as Corey? If he won't, she will need to find the courage to make a life for herself at Harkness - one that does not revolve around the sport she can no longer play or the brown-eyed boy who's afraid to love her back.

©2014 Sarina Bowen (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Author: Sarina Bowen
Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
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My Alien Parents

Summary

I thought I knew everything there was to know about my parents, like what they always eat for breakfast. Then one morning, everything changes. Mom suddenly hates tea and loves cornflakes, and Dad’s scarfing down poached eggs like there’s no tomorrow - which, by the way, there may not be unless I can figure out what’s gone wrong! Can it really be that Mom and Dad have been replaced by aliens from another world? And what the heck happened to our dog?

©2000 Parachute Press (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: R.L. Stine
Length: 41 mins
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The Seventh Most Important Thing

2 ratings

Summary

One Kid. One Crime. One Chance to Make Things Right. It was a bitterly cold day when Arthur T. Owens grabbed a brick and hurled it at the trash picker. Arthur had his reasons, and the brick hit the Junk Man in the arm, not the head. But none of that matters to the judge - he is ready to send Arthur to juvie for the foreseeable future. Amazingly, it's the Junk Man himself who offers an alternative: 120 hours of community service...working for him. Arthur is given a rickety shopping cart and a list of the Seven Most Important Things: glass bottles, foil, cardboard, pieces of wood, lightbulbs, coffee cans, and mirrors. He can't believe it - is he really supposed to rummage through people's trash? But it isn't long before Arthur realizes there's more to the Junk Man than meets the eye, and the "trash" he's collecting is being transformed into something more precious than anyone could imagine.... Inspired by the work of American folk artist James Hampton, award-winning author Shelley Pearsall has crafted an affecting and redemptive novel about discovering what shines within us all, even when life seems full of darkness.

©2015 Shelley Pearsall (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
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Mage's Blood

28 ratings

Summary

David Hair is the award-winning writer of two young adult fiction series, The Aotearo and The Return of Ravana (based on the Vedic epic The Ramayana). Mage’s Blood, the first volume of a series called The Moontide Quartet, is Hair’s first work of adult fantasy. In a starred review of Mage’s Blood, Publisher’s Weekly said, "This multilayered beginning to the Moontide Quartet plunges listeners into a taut network of intrigue and mystery that tightens with each chapter. Hair portrays a stark and beautiful world breaking apart, with both good and evil characters desperate to reshape it through magic, war, and treachery. This strong debut should draw in fantasy readers of all stripes." Most of the time the Moontide Bridge lies deep below the sea, but every 12 years the tides sink and the bridge is revealed, its gates open for trade. The Magi are hell-bent on ruling this new world, and for the last two Moontides they have led armies across the bridge on "crusades of conquest". Now, the third Moontide is almost here, and this time the people of the East are ready for a fight... but it is three seemingly ordinary people that will decide the fate of the world.

©2012 David Hair (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Published by arrangement with Quercus Editions Ltd (UK).

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: David Hair
Length: 26 hrs and 6 mins
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Diamantine

185 ratings

Summary

After bonding with Dawnbringer, the Sacred Sword of Light, Keras Selyrian travels to the nation of Edria to compete in the Tournament of the Sacred Sword. The winner of the tournament will be given a chance to fight for the Sacred Sword of Stone if they can defeat the current wielder, the impossibly powerful Emperor of Edria, in single combat. Winning the tournament will be no simple endeavor. To succeed, Keras will have to face representatives from every nation, other foreign travelers of great skill, his own allies, other sacred sword wielders...and even a familiar face from his past. But the tournament itself won't be the only challenge. When tournament contestants are found dead, Keras discovers the telltale signs of a familiar type of enemy - one that even his own formidable powers might fail to match. Author's note: This book is designed to set the foundation for plot and character arcs for several books to come, and this means that by necessity, there will be a number of elements introduced in this book that aren't resolved by the end. This is intentional, but it may not work for all listeners. If you prefer stories that feel self-contained, you may be best waiting for at least one more book to come out to listen to them back-to-back.

©2020 Andrew Rowe (P)2020 Podium Publishing

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Andrew Rowe
Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
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How Star Wars Conquered the Universe

16 ratings

Summary

In 1973, a young filmmaker named George Lucas scribbled some notes for a far-fetched space-fantasy epic. More than 40 years and $37 billion later, Star Wars-related products outnumber human beings, a stormtrooper army spans the globe, and “Jediism” has become a religion in its own right. Lucas’s creation has grown into far more than a cinematic classic; it is, quite simply, one of the most lucrative, influential, and interactive franchises of all time. Yet until now the complete history of Star Wars - its influences and impact, the controversies it has spawned, its financial growth and long-term prospects - has never been told. In How Star Wars Conquered the Universe, veteran journalist Chris Taylor traces the series from the difficult birth of the original film through its sequels, the franchise’s death and rebirth, the prequels, and the preparations for a new trilogy. Taylor provides portraits of the friends, writers, artists, producers, and marketers who labored behind the scenes to turn Lucas’s idea into a legend. He also jousts with modern-day Jedi, tinkers with droid builders, and gets inside Boba Fett’s helmet, all to find out how Star Wars has attracted and inspired so many fans for so long. Since the first film’s release in 1977, Taylor shows, Star Wars has conquered our culture with a sense of lightness and exuberance, while remaining serious enough to influence politics around the world and spread a spirituality that appeals to religious groups and atheists alike. Controversial digital upgrades and critically savaged prequels have actually made the franchise stronger than ever. Now, with a new set of savvy bosses holding the reins and Episode VII on the horizon, it looks like Star Wars is just getting started. An energetic, fast-moving account of this creative and commercial phenomenon, How Star Wars Conquered the Universe explains how a filmmaker’s fragile dream beat out a surprising number of rivals and gained a die-hard, multigenerational fan base - and why it will be galvanizing our imaginations and minting money for generations to come.

©2014 Chris Taylor (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Chris Taylor
Length: 20 hrs and 41 mins
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Redeemer of the Dead: A LitRPG Apocalypse

55 ratings

Summary

Four months ago, the world changed as electronics failed and blue screens started appearing, gifting humanity with abilities, classes, and skills straight from a game. Caught in Klondike National Park during the apocalypse, John manages to fight his way free and reach Whitehorse. Unfortunately, the System hasn't finished with humanity yet, and dungeons begin to appear, bringing with them more powerful, stronger, and smarter monsters. Can John and his friends survive and level up? Redeemer of the Dead is book two of the System Apocalypse, a litRPG/game-lit apocalypse series that combines modern day life, science fiction, and fantasy elements along with game mechanics.

©2017 Tao Wong (P)2018 Tao Wong

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Tao Wong
Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
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Found

7 ratings

Summary

From internationally best-selling author Harlan Coben comes this third action-packed installment of his best-selling young adult series. It's been eight months since Mickey Bolitar witnessed the shocking, tragic death of his father. Eight months of lies, dark secrets, and unanswered questions. While he desperately wants answers, Mickey's sophomore year of high school brings on a whole new set of troubles. Spoon is in the hospital, Rachel won't tell him where he stands, his basketball teammates hate him...and then there's Ema's surprise announcement: She has an online boyfriend, and he's vanished. As he’s searching for Ema's missing boyfriend (who may not even exist!), Mickey also gets roped into helping his nemesis, Troy Taylor, with a big problem. All the while, Mickey and his friends are pulled deeper into the mysteries surrounding the Abeona Shelter, risking their lives to find the answers - until the shocking climax, where Mickey finally comes face-to-face with the truth about his father.

©2014 Harlan Coben (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Harlan Coben
Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
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Geek's Guide to Dating,

Summary

Boldly go where no geek has gone before! You keep your action figures in their original packaging. Your closets are full of officially licensed Star Wars merchandise. You’re hooked on Elder Scrolls and Metal Gear, but now you’ve discovered an even bigger obsession: the new girl who just moved in down the hall. What’s a geek to do? Take some tips from The Geek’s Guide to Dating. This hilarious primer is jam-packed with cheat codes, walkthroughs, and power-ups for navigating the perils and pitfalls of your love life with ease. Geeks of all ages will find answers to the ultimate questions of life, the universe, and everything romantic, from First Contact to The Fellowship of the Ring and beyond. The Geek’s Guide to Dating will teach fanboys everywhere to love long and prosper.

©2013 Quirk Productions (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Eric Smith
Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
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Eye Spy

13 ratings

Summary

In this second installment of the Family Spies series, set in the best-selling world of Valdemar, the children of Heralds Mags and Amily must follow in their parents' footsteps to protect the realm. Mags, Herald Spy of Valdemar, and his wife, Amily, the King’s Own Herald, are happily married with three kids. Their daughter, Abidela, dreams of building on her parents' legacy by joining her father's network of spies, hoping to offset her seeming lack of a Gift.  But when Abi senses the imminent collapse of a bridge only moments before it happens, she saves countless lives, including that of her best friend, Princess Katiana. The experience, though harrowing, uncovers her unique Gift - an ability to sense the physical strains in objects.  Intrigued by the potential of her Gift, the Artificers seek to claim her as their own - but only the Healers can train her. Through training with both of them, Abi discovers unique facets of her Gift, including a synesthetic connection to objects that allows her to “see” as well as feel the strains.   Her Gift may also grant her a distinct advantage as a spy - there won’t be a building in the entire kingdom of Valdemar with a secret room that she doesn’t know about. With the help of her mentors, she must hone her gift to uncover the hidden secrets in the depths of Valdemar.

©2019 Mercedes Lackey (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
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Closer to the Heart

5 ratings

Summary

Mags was a Herald of Valdemar. But he had once lived the brutal life of a child slave. When he was Chosen by his Companion Dallen, his young life was saved, and he slowly adjusted to being well fed, educated, and treasured as a trainee in the Herald's Collegium at Haven. Singled out by the King's Own Herald, Mags would thrive in his secret training as a spy. His unusually strong Gift - an ability to Mindspeak and Mindhear anyone, not just others who were Gifted - made him a perfect undercover agent for the king. A sequel to Mercedes Lackey's Closer to Home, this adventure continues Mags' journey as Valdemar's herald spy. Cover art by Jody A. Lee.

©2015 Mercedes Lackey (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
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Changes: Collegium Chronicles, Book 3

7 ratings

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Mags was a Trainee in the Heraldic Collegium in Haven, Valdemar’s capital city. Though his background of poverty and abuse at Cole Pieters’ gem mine set him apart from most other trainees, nonetheless he had found his own group of friends. Bear, Lena, and Amily were all students whose situations in life set them apart from more usual Trainees. The four of them had found mutual support in their shared misfortunes, and together struggled to help one another find solutions to their individual problems. But Mags’ friendship with Amily brought him to the attention of the King’s Own. The seemingly immortal Companion Rolan had Chosen Nikolas to suit the specific needs of the current monarch, and those needs were for an agent who could collect information surreptitiously. Nikolas recognized the same traits in Mags that Rolan had recognized in him, and because of Mags’ friendship with Amily, no one would think twice about seeing her overprotective father spending time with Amily’s “suitor”. So Mags began training as Nikolas’ partner. They worked in disguise at night with Mags as Nikolas’ deaf and mute helper, where his extensive knowledge of gems - especially his skill at separating the real from the fake - would be an added benefit. Hiding in the shadows behind the desk, pretending to neither hear nor speak, Mags could better “observe” the clients, and even the surrounding neighborhood. And Nikolas could send him out on “errands” to chase down leads. But this new job was far more dangerous than Mags had ever considered. For there were mysterious agents in the city - agents who sought to bring down the kingdom, and no one knew where they came from or who they worked for. They were smart, talented, and preternaturally fast. And most of all they were willing to do anything - anything - to bring Valdemar to ruin.

©2011 Mercedes Lackey (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
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The Year We Hid Away

4 ratings

Summary

She's hiding something big. He's hiding someone small. Bridger Macaulley used to be a player both on and off the ice. But now, while his teammates chase the next hockey victory, Bridger worries that the dean will discover he's housing his eight-year-old sister in his dorm room. Juggling a full course load and a big secret, it's only a matter of time until the other skate drops. Scarlet Crowley is the only freshman at Harkness College who had to sneak past TV news trucks parked on her front lawn just to leave town. Her name is as new as the shiny student ID it's printed on. The only way to survive college will be to conceal her identity, even if it means lying to the green-eyed boy she's falling for. Bridger and Scarlet form a tentative relationship based on the understanding that some things must always be held back. But when grim developments threaten them both, going it alone just won't work anymore. And if they can't learn to trust one another now, the families who let them down will take everything they've struggled to keep.

©2014 Sarina Bowen (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Author: Sarina Bowen
Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
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The Cost of Survival: A LitRPG Apocalypse

42 ratings

Summary

The Onlivik Spores have been defeated; the dungeon tamed but at great cost. John and his friends are reeling from the losses, but the countdown to full integration to the System continues. Threatened by System-integrated races and new, more powerful monsters, John will need to get creative if he and the city are to survive. The Cost of Survival is the third book of the System Apocalypse series. A LitRPG/GameLit apocalypse book, The Cost of Survival combines modern day life, science fiction, and fantasy elements along with game mechanics. 

©2018 Tao Wong (P)2018 Tao Wong

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Tao Wong
Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
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Bibliomancer

50 ratings

Summary

The vaunted power of the Mage’s College. Unbounded freedom among the Wolfmen. The best of both worlds. Recent college grad Sam King was hoping for a backpacking trip across Europe as a graduation present. Instead, he’s going to get a different kind of trip: a three-month stint in the ultimate immersive gaming experience. As a lifelong geek, gamer, and outsider, it’s a better gift then he’d ever dreamed. But when he jumps feetfirst into the world of Eternium, run by CAL (the Certified Altruistic Lexicon), it’s not exactly what he expected. All he wants is to quest, game, grind some levels, and get his hands on awesome loot. You know, have fun! But the Mage’s College seems to have a very different definition of fun - one involving study, blisteringly strict regulations, aristocratic hierarchy, and tons of pay to play. Sam crosses the college and finds himself running for his life with a back-talking book that is far more than it seems and a class that no one has even heard of. If he can navigate the deadly college politics and the looming war with the barbaric Wolfmen, he might just find the fun and adventure he was looking for.

©2019 Mountaindale Press (P)2020 Mountaindale Press

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
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The Atopia Chronicles, Book 1

3 ratings

Summary

In the near future, to escape the crush and clutter of a packed and polluted Earth, the world’s elite flock to Atopia, an enormous corporate-owned artificial island in the Pacific Ocean. It is there that Dr. Patricia Killiam rushes to perfect the ultimate in virtual reality: a program to save the ravaged Earth from mankind’s insatiable appetite for natural resources. A strong narrative with several distinct voices propels the listener through this brave new world, painting a powerful and compelling vision of a society that promises everyone salvation with passage to an addictive, escapist alternative reality.

©2013 Matthew Mather (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Swim the Fly

1 rating

Summary

Matt Gratton and his two best friends, Sean and Coop, always set themselves a summer-time goal. This year’s? To see a real-live naked girl for the ?rst time. As far as Matt is concerned, they’d have better luck ?nding the lost city of Atlantis. But seeing a girl in the buff starts to seem like child’s play compared to the other summertime goal Matt sets for himself: to swim the 100-yard butter?y (the hardest stroke known to God or man) in order to impress Kelly West, the hot new girl. So what if he can’t manage a single lap, let alone four? He’s got the whole summer to perfect his technique. What could possibly go wrong?

©2010 Don Calame (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Don Calame
Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
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Will Grayson, Will Grayson

5 ratings

Summary

2011 Odyssey Honor for Excellence in Audiobook Production

One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, Will Grayson crosses paths with...Will Grayson. Two teens with the same name, running in two very different circles, suddenly find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, and culminating in epic turns-of-heart and the most fabulous musical ever to grace the high school stage. 

Told in alternating voices from two YA superstars, this collaborative novel features a double helping of the heart and humor that have won them both legions of fans.

©2010 John Green and David Levithan (P)2019 Listening Library

Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christian Teen Talk - 32 Stories of Finding God, Friends, Values, and the Power of Prayer for Christian Teens

Summary

Christian teens care very much about their connection and relationship with God, but they are also experiencing all the ups and downs of teenage life, with the attendant joys and sorrows of growing up. This book, filled with stories written by Christian teens for Christian teens, helps teens who care about their faith navigate their teenage years.

©2011 Jack Canfield (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Intrigues

8 ratings

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Mags was an orphan and slave of ‘bad blood’ who toiled in a gem mine all his young life. He would have died before adulthood, had he not been Chosen and taken to Haven to be trained in the new Herald Collegium. Now, Mags was never hungry and never cold. He slept in a real bed in his own room and, most importantly, he had Dallen, who was like another part of himself. And yet, aside from Lena and Bear, both loners like he was, he couldn’t relate to most of the Herald, Healer, or Bard trainees. He was the only trainee who came from what - to the others - was unimaginable poverty. There was another factor that contributed to Mag’s isolation. Foreign assassins, masquerading at court as envoys, were discovered. As they fled from the Guard, one of them seemed to “recognize” Mags. Now, Mags was an object of suspicion. He had always been curious about his parents, but after the incident it became urgent for Mags to discover exactly who his parents were. And at Haven, he had access to the extensive Archives. Poring through the Archives, he got only incomplete information: his parents, found dead in a bandit camp, had been two of a number of hostages, some of whom had survived. The survivors had told the Guard that Mags’ parents spoke a language that no one understood or recognized. This information did not help, for the ForeSeers had been having visions of the king’s assassination by “one of the foreign blood”. Some had even Seen Mags with blood on his hands. How could Mags defend himself against a crime that hadn’t yet been committed?

©2010 Mercedes Lackey (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
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The Land: Swarm

330 ratings

Summary

Aleron Kong's number-one best-selling LitRPG saga continues in The Land: Swarm. The enemies of the Mist Village are moving, the storm clouds are gathering, what are Richter and Sion to do?  Crush the game, that's what! More of everything you love in LitRPG: powerful items, epic battles, awesome quests, and in-depth world building!  What happened to Elora? Where is the swarm? Did the rock giant make Richter jelly? What are the colonel's secret spices?  Journey back into my world and find out! Come back...to the Land!

©2016 Aleron Kong (P)2017 Aleron Kong

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Aleron Kong
Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
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Witch World

1 rating

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Andre Norton enthralled readers for decades with thrilling tales of people challenged to the limits of their endurance in epic battles of good against evil. None are more memorable than her Witch World novels. Simon Tregarth, a man from our own world, escapes his doom through the gates to the Witch World. There he aids the witch Jaelithe's escape from the hounds of Alizon, only to find himself embroiled in a deeper war against an even deadlier foe: the Kolder.

©1986 Andre Norton (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Andre Norton
Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
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Rogue Dungeon: A litRPG Adventure

39 ratings

Summary

The Resistance is fractured. The remaining survivors are buckling under the might of the malicious Tyrant King. Enter Roark von Graf, hedge mage, lesser noble of Traisbin, and one of the last freedom fighters. Desperate and unhinged, Roark crafts one final attempt to overthrow the king. The plan goes awry, and Roark finds himself tumbling headfirst into an interdimensional portal. On the other side, he finds himself stranded in an unexpected place - an ultra-immersive fantasy video game called Hearthworld. Worse yet, he's taken the form of a low-level troll. Luckily, Roark managed to grab a powerful magic artifact that could defeat the king. It might not be game over after all. Dungeon Masters James Hunter and eden Hudson form an alliance with Audie award winner Nick Podehl and invite you to gear up with this new series. Get ready to level up, because this time the game is real. 

©2018 James Hunter, eden Hudson (P)2018 James Hunter, eden Hudson

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
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The Neon Lawyer

8 ratings

Summary

With money and hope in short supply, newly minted attorney Brigham Theodore decides it’s time to lower his standards. He joins a seedy fly-by-night firm in Salt Lake City out of desperation. After he loses his first case - a speeding ticket - he’s convinced his career is over. But to his shock, his boss hands him a slightly more complex case: capital murder. Brigham’s new client is Amanda Pierce, a lost, exhausted woman who gunned down the man who tortured and killed her six-year-old daughter. A jury may prove sympathetic to her unbearable pain, but the law is no fan of vigilante justice - and neither is Vince Dale, the slick and powerful prosecutor who’s never lost a murder case. There’s no question that Amanda pulled the trigger - she did it in front of five witnesses. If she pleads guilty, she will avoid a death sentence, but saving her life this way comes with an admission that what she did was wrong. However, if she refuses the “guilty” label, Brigham will have no choice but to fight for his career - and Amanda’s life.

©2014 Victor Methos (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
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Beyond Magenta

1 rating

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"I’ve always loved my body, and now I love it even more because it fits how I feel." - Jessy "Learn your pronouns because I don’t want to have to slap somebody tonight." - Christina “Transition? Everyone goes through one kind of transition or another. We go through transitions every day. Except mine is maybe a little more extreme." - Mariah "Being trans is not the next step to being gay. They are similar in that they are both breaking gender rules." - Cameron "When people say I look male or female, it messes up my head. - Nat "My family was okay with me being gay, but trans was a different issue for them. I think a lot of it was because they had no experience with it." - Luke In Beyond Magenta, six teens tell what it is like for them to be members of the transgender community.

©2014 Susan Kuklin (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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The Unnoticeables: A Novel

5 ratings

Summary

From Robert Brockway, Sr. Editor and Columnist of Cracked.com, comes The Unnoticeables, a funny and frightening urban fantasy. There are angels, and they are not beneficent or loving. But they do watch over us. They watch our lives unfold, analyzing us for repeating patterns and redundancies. When they find them, the angels simplify those patterns and remove the redundancies, and the problem that is "you" gets solved. Carey doesn't much like that idea. As a punk living in New York City, 1977, Carey is sick and tired of watching strange kids with unnoticeable faces abduct his friends. He doesn't care about the rumors of tar-monsters in the sewers or unkillable psychopaths invading the punk scene - all he wants is to drink cheap beer and dispense ass-kickings. Kaitlyn isn't sure what she's doing with her life. She came to Hollywood in 2013 to be a stunt woman, but last night a former teen heartthrob tried to eat her, her best friend has just gone missing, and there's an angel outside her apartment. Whatever she plans on doing with her life, it should probably happen in the few remaining minutes she has left. There are angels. There are demons. They are the same thing. It's up to Carey and Kaitlyn to stop them. The survival of the human race is in their hands. We are, all of us, well and truly screwed.

©2015 Robert Brockway (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
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Kingdom Blades

114 ratings

Summary

"You cannot sculpt a piece into a Player. A Player must mold himself out of fortitude and conviction." (Bjorn van Gelderan) After the events the first three books in Melissa McPhail's award-winning epic fantasy series, A Pattern of Shadow and Light, the realm of Alorin remains unbalanced. The Fifth Vestal, Bjorn van Gelderan, has cast his Players on the field. Now they must hold their positions against Malorin'athgul as well as their immortal allies. In Kandori...Prince Ean val Lorian is bound to Bjorn van Gelderan's game and to his sister Isabel, but Ean would rather be free of both of them. Yet he fears the game won't let him - nor will the man he used to be. Chained by guilt on one side and duty on the other, Ean chases memories through three kingdoms in an attempt to become a Player on his own terms. In Hallovia...Tanis of Adonnai has discovered his true identity and his nature as an Adept of four strands. He's bound himself to the Malorin'athgul Pelas and in turn bound Pelas to his uncle Bjorn van Gelderan's game. But will Pelas' ability to bend Fate to his will be enough to oppose the intentions of his brothers, Darshan and Shail? And will Pelas be able to keep Tanis safe from the immortal Warlock Sinarr, who vowed to go to any lengths to make Tanis his concubine? At the First Lord's sa'reyth...Prince Trell val Lorian has been rescued from the island of Darroyhan and the mor'alir Adept Taliah hal'Jaitar and is recovering at the First Lord's sanctuary. But while Trell is enjoying an overdue reunion with his betrothed, Alyneri, he suspects he cannot long remain off the field. If the game doesn't summon him back, his conscience will, for he owes his life to too many others. Primary among these is the Water Goddess Naiadithine. Trell can't help but wonder what the goddess will require of him in return for Her many graces...and if it will be a price he's willing to pay. As Bjorn's game intensifies and wars escalate, those serving the Fifth Vestal must mold themselves into more than mere Players. They must become his Kingdom Blades.

©2016 Melissa McPhail (P)2017 Podium Publishing

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 42 hrs and 12 mins
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Doll Bones

1 rating

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A doll that may be haunted leads three friends on a thrilling adventure in this delightfully creepy novel from the New York Times best-selling cocreator of the Spiderwick Chronicles. Zach, Poppy, and Alice have been friends forever. And for almost as long, they’ve been playing one continuous, ever-changing game of pirates and thieves, mermaids and warriors. Ruling over all is the Great Queen, a bone-china doll cursing those who displease her. But they are in middle school now. Zach’s father pushes him to give up make-believe, and Zach quits the game. Their friendship might be over, until Poppy declares she’s been having dreams about the Queen - and the ghost of a girl who will not rest until the bone-china doll is buried in her empty grave. Zach and Alice and Poppy set off on one last adventure to lay the Queen’s ghost to rest. But nothing goes according to plan, and as their adventure turns into an epic journey, creepy things begin to happen. Is the doll just a doll or something more sinister? And if there really is a ghost, will it let them go now that it has them in its clutches?

©2013 Holly Black (P)2013 Listening Library

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Holly Black
Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
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The Laws of Simplicity

2 ratings

Summary

Finally, we are learning that simplicity equals sanity. We’re rebelling against technology that’s too complicated, DVD players with too many menus, and software accompanied by 75-megabyte “read me” manuals. The iPod’s clean gadgetry has made simplicity hip. But sometimes we ?nd ourselves caught up in the simplicity paradox: we want something that’s simple and easy to use, but also does all the complex things we might ever want it to do. In The Laws of Simplicity, John Maeda offers ten laws for balancing simplicity and complexity in business, technology, and design - guidelines for needing less and actually getting more. Maeda - a professor in MIT’s Media Lab and a world-renowned graphic designer - explores the question of how we can rede?ne the notion of “improved” so that it doesn’t always mean something more, something added on. Maeda’s ?rst law of simplicity is reduce. It’s not necessarily bene?cial to add technology features just because we can. And the features that we do have must be organized (Law 2) in a sensible hierarchy so users aren’t distracted by features and functions they don’t need. But simplicity is not less just for the sake of less. Skip ahead to Law 9: “failure: Some things can never be made simple.” Maeda’s concise guide to simplicity in the digital age shows us how this idea can be a cornerstone of organizations and their products - how it can drive both business and technology. We can learn to simplify without sacri?cing comfort and meaning, and we can achieve the balance described in Law 10. This law, which Maeda calls “the one,” tells us: “Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious, and adding the meaningful.”

©2012 John Maeda (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: John Maeda
Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
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Carter Finally Gets It

Summary

Meet Will Carter, but feel free to call him Carter. (Yes, he knows it's a lazy nickname, but he didn't have much say in the matter.) Here are five things you should know about him:1. He has a stuttering problem, particularly around boobs and belly buttons.2. He battles Attention Deficit Disorder every minute of every day...unless he gets distracted.3. He's a virgin, mostly because he's no good at talking to girls (see number 1).4. He's about to start high school.5. He's totally not ready.Join Carter for his freshman year, where he'll search for sex, love, and acceptance anywhere he can find it. In the process, he'll almost kill a trombone player, face off with his greatest nemesis, suffer a lot of blood loss, narrowly escape death, run from the cops (not once, but twice), get caught up in a messy love triangle, meet his match in the form of a curvy drill teamer, and surprise the hell out of everyone, including himself.

©2009 Brent Crawford; 2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
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Shelter

9 ratings

Summary

Mickey Bolitar’s year can’t get much worse. After witnessing his father’s death and sending his mom to rehab, he’s forced to live with his estranged uncle Myron and switch high schools. A new school comes with new friends and new enemies, and lucky for Mickey, it also comes with a great new girlfriend, Ashley. For a while, it seems like Mickey’s train wreck of a life is finally improving - until Ashley vanishes without a trace. Unwilling to let another person walk out of his life, Mickey follows Ashley’s trail into a seedy underworld that reveals that this seemingly sweet, shy girl isn’t who she claimed to be. And neither was Mickey’s father. Soon, Mickey learns about a conspiracy so shocking that it makes high school drama seem like a luxury - and leaves him questioning everything about the life he thought he knew. First introduced to readers in Harlan Coben’s latest adult novel, Live Wire, Mickey Bolitar is as quick-witted and clever as his uncle Myron, and eager to go to any length to save the people he cares about.

©2011 Harlan Coben (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Harlan Coben
Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
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Redoubt

4 ratings

Summary

Mags, a young Herald trainee in Haven, the capital city of the kingdom of Valdemar, has talents not commonly found in Herald trainees. Recognizing this, the King's Own Herald decides to train Mags as a spy in order to uncover the secrets of a mysterious new enemy who has taken an interest in Mags himself. Why is the even deeper mystery. The answers can only be found in the most unexpected corners of Mags' past...assuming he can live long enough to find them.

©2012 Mercedes Lackey (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
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The Consequence of Loving Colton

2 ratings

Summary

It's all fun and games...until someone's heart is broken. They're not kids anymore, but Milo Caro is certain that Colton Mathews will only see her as his best friend's little sister for the rest of their lives. After all, he made that clear the night before she left for college. But four years later, her brother is getting married and Colt's the best man - and guess who is the best man's last-minute date? Milo vows to use the wedding to either claim the smoldering firefighter's heart or douse this torch for good. When Max - her best friend from college, who may be carrying a torch of his own - crashes the party, they devise a plan to make Colt see what he's missing. But after Colt catches on, he decides to cook up his own revenge. Now it's personal. Colt and Milo are at war, and between Max's questionable acting methods, an unfortunate trip to jail, and a maniacal fiancée, what could possibly go right?

©2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. (P)2015 Rachel Van Dyken

Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
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Rebel Star

25 ratings

Summary

Questions and answers abound in the Rebel Star Weary and tired from playing galactic bounty hunter and assassin, John and his crew of intrepid human survivors find themselves in Spaks after their latest escapade bring more heat than ever. In the outcast station of rebels and pirates, John is caught up in galactic politics once again.  As trouble approaches on the hyperdrive engines of his many enemies, John finds answers to the System Quest and even more questions in the Rebel Station.  Rebel Star is book eight of the System Apocalypse, a LitRPG apocalypse series that combines modern-day life, science fiction, and fantasy elements along with game mechanics.

©2019 Tao Wong (P)2020 Tao Wong

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Tao Wong
Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
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The Dystopia Chronicles

1 rating

Summary

The second book in the bestselling Atopia series. Cast out from Atopia, Robert Baxter undertakes a globe-trotting quest to find his friend Willy’s lost body, which just may hold the key to understanding the dangers facing his home…and Jimmy Scadden’s role in the disasters that are spreading across the world. As Robert pieces together the puzzle, he realizes that mankind’s ravenous consumption of natural resources is no longer the most immediate threat to this world. As full-scale global war erupts and an ancient apocalyptic threat resurfaces, Robert must risk losing the ones he loves to save the planet from destruction.

©2014 Matthew Mather (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
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The Fifteenth Minute

1 rating

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Freshman Lianne Challice is known to millions of fans as Princess Vindi. But sometimes a silver-screen sorceress just wants to hang up her wand, tell her manager to shove it, and become a normal college student. Too bad that's harder than it looks. She's never lived a normal life. She hasn't been to school since kindergarten. And getting close to anyone is just too risky - the last boy she kissed sold the story to a British tabloid. But she can't resist trying to get close to Daniel "DJ" Trevi, the hot, broody guy who spins tunes for hockey games in the arena. Something's haunting his dark eyes, and she needs to know more. DJ's genius is for expressing the mood of the crowd with a 10-second song snippet. With just a click and a fade, he can spread hope, pathos, or elation among 6,000 screaming fans. Too bad his college career is about to experience the same quick fade-out as one of his songs. He can't get close to Lianne, and he can't tell her why. And the fact that she seems to like him at all? Incredible.

©2015 Sarina Bowen (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Author: Sarina Bowen
Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
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Super Sales on Super Heroes, Book 3

108 ratings

Summary

Felix would like nothing more than to take a vacation. A long one. One where he didn’t have to wake up every morning and worry over casualty lists for the day. Ever since he and the Legion had been forced to flee their headquarters four years previous, nothing had gone quite right. In fact, Felix and the Legion have been locked in a shadow war with enemies unknown. Ones with magic that could carve through their technology easily. As the rest of the world fell apart, tearing itself to pieces at every turn with the return of the old gods, the Legion has held the chaos back. The price in blood has been climbing slowly, lately. Felix suspects there’s a change on the horizon. One that he hasn’t prepared or developed a plan for. Or so his paranoia has been telling him. That there’s a change coming now that’ll shake up the world. One that will turn it inside out, Legion and Felix along with it. Felix has decided it’s time to push ahead and act. To finish things and protect his people at the same time. To take his Legion and make it safe. Because that’s all that matters in the end to him. His Legion. And it always came first. Warning and minor spoiler: This novel contains graphic violence, undefined relationships/harem, unconventional opinions/beliefs, and a hero who is as tactful as a dog at a cat show. Listen at your own risk.

©2018 William D. Arand (P)2019 Podium Publishing

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 12 hrs
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Jingle Bell Harbor

1 rating

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As assistant buyer for the world's second-largest Christmas store, Kelsey Parker feels like a holiday harlot. She's contractually obligated to promote the yuletide season. All. Year. Long. And it's taking a toll on her spirit. But when her clueless, self-absorbed boyfriend goes on their long-anticipated romantic vacation - without her! - Kelsey is beyond disappointed to find herself tromping through the Bell Harbor snow instead of lounging on a tropical beach. Drew Hampton is considered quite a catch among the Bell Harbor bachelorettes, but when his high school dream girl, Kelsey Parker, shows up at his grandfather's Christmas tree lot complaining about her love life, he decides it's long past time to get her under the mistletoe himself. As things heat up between the two, a surprise visitor arrives, making Kelsey an offer she can't quite believe. Now she must decide what matters most, and she just may discover the key to her happiness.

©2015 Tracy Brogan (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Author: Tracy Brogan
Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
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Ask Him Why

4 ratings

Summary

From the bestselling author of Pay It Forward comes the stunning and emotional story of a young soldier's unthinkable act...and the bonds of a sister and brother's love. Ruth and her little brother, Aubrey, are just teenagers when their older brother ships off to Iraq. When Joseph returns, uninjured, only three and a half months later, Ruth is happy he is safe but also deeply worried. How can it be that her courageous big brother has been dishonorably discharged for refusing to go out on duty? Aubrey can't believe that his hero doesn't have very good reasons. Yet as the horrifying details of the incident emerge, Joseph disappears. In their attempts to find him, Ruth and Aubrey discover he has a past far darker than either of them could imagine. But even as they learn more about their brother, important questions remain unanswered - why did he betray his unit, his country, and now his family? Joseph's refusal to speak ignites a fire in young Aubrey that results in a disastrous, and public, act of rebellion. The impact of Joseph's fateful decision one night in Baghdad will echo for years to come, with his siblings caught between their love for him and the media's engulfing frenzy of judgment. Will their family ever make their way back to each other and find a way to forgive?

©2015 Catherine Ryan Hyde (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
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Unholy War

19 ratings

Summary

Tensions are mounting after a devastating battle before the walls of Shaliyah, birthplace of the Prophet. The East is rising, bringing equal measures of hope and despair to the magical world of Urte. For some, Salim's victory is a call to arms; for others it is evidence of a world gone mad. While the armies of East and West clash in brutal conflict, emperors, inquisitors, Souldrinkers, and assassins all have their attention turned elsewhere as they hunt the Scytale of Corineus. The immensely powerful artifact is the key to ultimate power, and it's in the hands of unlikely guardians: failed mage Alaron Mercer and market-girl Ramita Ankesharan, who carries the child of the world's greatest mage. The fate of the world hinges on destruction should the artifact fall into the wrong hands.

©2014 David Hair (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Published by arrangement with Quercus Editions Ltd (UK).

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: David Hair
Length: 28 hrs and 35 mins
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The Honest Truth

3 ratings

Summary

The debut of a phenomenal new middle-grade talent. In all the ways that matter, Mark is a normal kid. He's got a dog named Beau and a best friend, Jessie. He likes to take photos and write haiku poems in his notebook. He dreams of climbing a mountain one day. But in one important way, Mark is not like other kids at all. Mark is sick. The kind of sick that means hospitals. And treatments. The kind of sick some people never get better from. So Mark runs away. He leaves home with his camera, his notebook, his dog, and a plan to reach the top of Mount Rainier - even if it's the last thing he ever does. The Honest Truth is a rare and extraordinary novel about big questions, small moments, and the incredible journey of the human spirit.

©2015 Dan Gemeinhart (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
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Feral Pride

Summary

The Feral series by New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith culminates in an explosive finale.

Anti-shifter sentiment is at an all-time high when Kayla's transormation to werecat is captured on video and uploaded for the world to see. Suddenly, she becomes a symbol of the werebeast threat and - along with fellow cat Yoshi, lion-possum Clyde, and human Aimee - a hunted fugitive.

Meanwhile, a self-proclaimed weresnake has kidnapped the governor of Texas and hit the airwaves with a message of war. In retaliation, werepeople are targeted by law enforcement, threatened with a shift-suppressing vaccine, terrorized by corporate conspiracy, and enslaved by a top-secret, intelligent Cryptid species. Can Clyde rally his inner lion king to lead his friends - new and old - into battle against ruthless, media-savvy foes?

A rousing blend of suspense, romance, humor, and high action for avid paranormal fans.

©2015 Cynthia Leitich Smith, original book published by Candlewick Press (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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Stars Awoken (A LitRPG Apocalypse)

28 ratings

Summary

John Lee has left Earth behind him as he travels to the capital of the Galactic Council. Seeking rest and an answer to what the enigmatic System is, John plans to spend his time reading and researching on Irvina. But fate has other plans for the human Paladin. Faced with a new quest and a Galactic Society that is as unfair to its citizens as it was to Earth, John must decide if his desire for a quieter life outweighs his conscience. Stars Awoken is book seven of the System Apocalypse, a LitRPG post-apocalyptic series that combines modern day life, science fiction and fantasy elements along with game mechanics.

©2019 Tao Wong (P)2020 Tao Wong

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Tao Wong
Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
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Walden on Wheels

1 rating

Summary

The story of a student who went to extraordinary lengths - including living in a van on a campus parking lot - to complete his education without sacrificing his financial future. In a frank and self-deprecating voice, memoirist Ken Ilgunas writes about the existential terror of graduating from college with $32,000 in student debt. Inspired by Thoreau, Ilgunas set himself a mission: get out of debt as soon as humanly possible. To that end, he undertook an extraordinary 3-year transcontinental journey, driving to Alaska and taking a series of low-paying jobs. Debt-free, Ilgunas then enrolled himself in a master's program at Duke University, using the last of his savings to buy himself a used Econoline, his new "dorm." The van, stationed in a campus parking lot, would be an adventure, a challenge, a test of his limits. It would be, in short, his "Walden on Wheels."Ilgunas went public in a widely read Salon article that spoke to the urgent student debt situation in America today. He offers a funny and pointed perspective on the dilemma faced by those who seek an education but who also want to, as Thoreau wrote, "live deep and suck out all the marrow of life."

©2013 Ken Ilgunas (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Ken Ilgunas
Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
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Positive

1 rating

Summary

In the best-selling vein of Guillermo Del Toro and Justin Cronin, the acclaimed author of Chimera and The Hydra Protocol delivers his spectacular breakout novel - an entertaining pause-resisting zombie epic that is sure to become a classic. Anyone can be positive.... The tattooed plus sign on Finnegan's hand marks him as a Positive. At any time the zombie virus could explode in his body, turning him from a rational human into a ravenous monster. His only chance of a normal life is to survive the last two years of the potential incubation period. If he reaches his 21st birthday without an incident, he'll be cleared. Until then Finn must go to a special facility for positives, segregated from society to keep the healthy population safe. But when the military caravan transporting him is attacked, Finn becomes separated. To make it to safety, he must embark on a perilous cross-country journey across an America transformed - a dark and dangerous land populated with heroes, villains, madmen, and hordes of zombies. And though the zombies are everywhere, Finn discovers that the real danger may be his fellow humans. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome meets World War Z and I Am Legend in this thrilling tale that has it all: a compelling story, great characters, and explosive action, making Positive the ultimate zombie novel of our time.

©2015 David Wellington (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Maximize Your Potential

1 rating

Summary

We’ve entered an exhilarating new era of self-invention. With access to new resources, technologies, and connectivity, you no longer have to rely on traditional channels to craft an incredible career. But surviving and thriving in this new landscape requires a highly proactive approach. Maximize Your Potential will show you how to generate new opportunities, cultivate your creative expertise, build valuable relationships, and take bold, new risks so that you can utilize your talents to the fullest.

©2013 Behance (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
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Let the Sky Fall

4 ratings

Summary

A broken past and a divided future can’t stop the electric connection of two teens in this "charged and romantic" (Becca Fitzpatrick), lush novel. Seventeen-year-old Vane Weston has no idea how he survived the category-five tornado that killed his parents. And he has no idea if the beautiful, dark-haired girl who's swept through his dreams every night since the storm is real. But he hopes she is. Seventeen-year-old Audra is a sylph, an air elemental. She walks on the wind, can translate its alluring songs, and can even coax it into a weapon with a simple string of commands. She’s also a guardian—Vane’s guardian—and has sworn an oath to protect Vane at all costs, even if it means sacrificing her own life. When a hasty mistake reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both of their families, Audra's forced to help Vane remember who he is. He has a power to claim - the secret language of the West Wind, which only he can understand. But unlocking his heritage will also unlock the memory Audra needs him to forget. And their greatest danger is not the warriors coming to destroy them - but the forbidden romance that's grown between them.

©2013 Shannon Messenger (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
Available on Audible
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Chase

6 ratings

Summary

A frightening novella from the #1 New York Times master of suspense… Ben Chase is a war hero, but a reluctant one. He struggles with bitter memories and feels alienated from the culture to which he has returned. When he claims that a psychopath is stalking him, he has by then made such an outsider of himself that no one believes him. He must resurrect the repressed warrior within to save himself and a woman he comes to love. Heroes need monsters to slay, and they can always find them - within if not without.

©1972 K. R. Dwyer (a pseudonym for Dean R. Koontz), published by Random House, New York, New York; revised version © 1995 by Dean R. Koontz. (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Dean Koontz
Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
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Civil War

27 ratings

Summary

Build. Evolve. Conquer. Welcome to the civil war.... Roark von Graf - former noble and hedge mage, current mid-level mob in a MMORPG - has his sights set on taking down the tyrannical dungeon lord. But the reigning troll despot is nearly as devious as Roark, and his followers are at a much higher level. With forever-death on the line, civil war breaks out in the Citadel, pitting Roark’s new regime against Azibek’s horde of loyalists. To survive, Roark will have to outfox the dungeon lord, forge new, dirtier weapons and shady alliances, and above all, evolve.... But while the trolls are entrenched in their civil war, an outside threat is growing. Eyes from the IRL world are beginning to turn toward the Citadel. There’s something strange about this Roark, and they intend to find out what. From James A. Hunter, author of the litRPG epic Viridian Gate Online, and eden Hudson, author of the Legend of the Treesinger and the Jubal Van Zandt series, comes an exciting new litRPG dungeon-core adventure you won’t want to pause!

©2018 James Hunter, eden Hudson (P)2019 James Hunter, eden Hudson

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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World Unbound

35 ratings

Summary

Four years ago, the Erethran honor guard arrived and threw John Lee into a portal to another world. Since then, Earth has received no word of the intrepid adventurer. Until now.   Finding his way back to Earth through a portal, John returns to a very changed world. The shackles of galactic control have bound Earth and humanity ever tighter to the system.  Now, John has to find a way to free Earth from galactic control while battling stronger, more powerful enemies. And worst of all, he will need to indulge in politics.  Good thing he's got a new class and new allies.  World Unbound is the sixth book of The System Apocalypse, a litRPG/gamelit series of post-apocalypse troubles, sci-fi and fantasy elements, all in a world filled with game mechanics. This series contains elements of games like level-ups, experience, enchanted materials, a sarcastic spirit, mecha, a beguiling dark elf, monsters, minotaurs, a fiery red head, and a semi-realistic view on violence and its effects. Does not include harems.

©2018 Tao Wong (P)2019 Tao Wong

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Tao Wong
Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Blood of Gods

Summary

Brothers and gods, Karak and Ashhur created Dezrel to be a paradise of ageless humans. But mortal hubris aroused one god’s wrath, and forced the other to shield the young world’s rebellious denizens from his brother’s murderous retribution. Now, the bloody war between mortal nations and their immortal overlords has reached its tipping point. The city of Mordeina, under siege by the brutal Karak and his armies, fights valiantly against impossible odds. Bardiya - Ashhur’s loyal servant - and his people face a shackled death march across the desert as the demon Darakken plots its monstrous rebirth. And as Ashhur struggles to protect his children and their provinces, he must counter Karak’s ever-deadlier attacks with terrifying measures of his own. As kings, spies, rogue royals, and religious despots connive and clash, city walls and sacred trusts will be breached - and a civilization built by gods will prevail or perish at the powerful but flawed hands of its creators. Blood of Gods is the cataclysmic conclusion to the epic Breaking World fantasy series.

©2014 David Dalglish and Robert J. Duperre. (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 22 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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What Remains True

Summary

In this mesmerizing drama, one life-altering event catapults a family into turmoil, revealing secrets that may leave them fractured forever...or bind them together tighter than ever before.  From the outside, the Davenports look like any other family living a completely ordinary life - until that devastating day when five-year-old Jonah is killed, and the family is torn apart. As the fury of guilt engulfs them, the Davenports slowly start to unravel, one by one.  Losing her son forces Rachel to withdraw into a frayed, fuzzy reality. Her husband, Sam, tries to remain stoic, but he's consumed by regret with the choices he's made. Eden mourns her brother, while desperately fighting to regain a sense of normalcy. And Aunt Ruth, Rachel's sister, works too hard to care for the family, even as her own personal issues haunt her.  Told from multiple points of view - including Jonah's - the family struggles to cope with unthinkable loss. But as they face their own dark secrets about that terrible day, they have a choice: to be swallowed up in sadness forever, or begin the raw, arduous ascent back to living. 

©2017 Janis Thomas (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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A Warrior's Path

67 ratings

Summary

Winner 2015 Beverly Hills Book Awards for Fantasy! Bronze Medal for General Fantasy in the 2015 Reader's Favorite Awards! Finalist 2015 International Book Awards for Fantasy! Finalist 2015 Indie Excellence Book Awards for Fantasy! Sweeping from the majestic city of Ashoka to the perilous Wildness beyond her borders, enter a world where Caste determines mystical Talents, the purity of Jivatma expresses worth, and dharma may be based on a lie. Rukh Shektan has always understood duty. As a member of Caste Kumma, the warrior Caste, nothing else is acceptable. He is expected to take part in the deadly Trials, to journey the Wildness and protect the caravans linking Humanity's far-flung cities. Though the mission is dangerous, Rukh's hope and optimism are undaunted. Karma, however, is a fickle fiend. His caravan is destroyed by the monstrous Chimeras; twisted servants of their fearful goddess, Suwraith. While Rukh survives the attack, events force him along an uncertain path. Morality becomes a morass - especially when he encounters a mysterious warrior, Jessira Grey, a woman whose existence ought to be impossible. The holy texts warn against her kind: ghrinas, children of two Castes, abominations. They are to be executed whenever discovered, but for the first time in his life, Rukh defies duty. Jessira may be the key to his city's survival. Meanwhile, a secret society seeks Ashoka's demise; foul murders cloak a deadlier purpose; and behind it all looms Suwraith. But it is the Baels, the leaders of Her Chimeras, who may hide the greatest deception of all. Book 2, A Warrior's Knowledge, is also available.

©2013 Davis Ashura (P)2015 Davis Ashura

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Davis Ashura
Length: 17 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Web of the Witch World

Summary

Andre Norton enthralled readers for decades with thrilling tales of people challenged to the limits of their endurance in epic battles of good against evil. None are more memorable than her Witch World novels. The Kolder linger on, a constant threat to Simon and the witches he's sworn to protect. To save their world from this threat from another dimension, Simon and Jaelithe must venture to the heart of the poisonous Kolder realm and vanquish them for good, or witness the enslavement of their world.

©2010 Andre Norton (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Andre Norton
Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
Available on Audible
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Trinity's Children

1 rating

Summary

From the award-winning author of Sentinels of Creation comes a near-future science-fiction series that promises to thrill fans of the Expanse, Bladerunner, and Ready Player One. Paradigm 2045: Trinity's Children serves up an adventurous bounty of first contact, genetic engineering, and artificial intelligence while providing a reverential nod to golden age masters such as Robert A. Heinlein and Larry Niven. In 2004, Doctor Damien Howard's 131st birthday celebration took an unexpected turn. His personal SETI project detected an extraterrestrial signal directed at Earth. Unfortunately, Dr. Howard's long-hoped-for communication contained a message of dire warning rather than greeting. In 1945, humanity had become a species of galactic interest and was given 100 years to address the issue. Now in 2045, only months remain before humanity's grace period expires and the world mourns the passing of a titan. Damien Howard lies dead. Only his security officer, Misha Sokolov and artificially intelligent Agent Coleman are aware of Earth's impending deadline. Meanwhile, in Nairobi, Kenya, Charlotte Omandi prepares to address luminaries gathered for her keynote presentation at the Omandi Institute. Her life changes forever when Damien Howard reaches out to her from beyond the grave. She is the first born of Howard’s Children, nine genetically enhanced humans who hold the key to Earth’s salvation. Charlotte must assemble a crew capable of demonstrating both faster-than-light travel and the wisdom required to join a galactic community. As humanity's leaders become aware of the impending threat, massive forces attempt to impede Omandi and her nascent crew. Despite Damien's gifts of wealth, technology, and genetic superiority, his children face daunting challenges as they race against an Armageddon clock set to strike on July 16, 2045. By that day, humanity will either shift its paradigm or perish. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2020 Robert W. Ross (P)2020 Podium Audio

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 17 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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A Matter of Choice

Summary

A novel of peril and passion from number-one New York Times best-selling author Nora Roberts. The last thing NYPD Sergeant James "Slade" Sladerman needs is to babysit a spoiled heiress. But Jessica Winslow's antiques shop is suspected of being used by an international smuggling ring, and Slade is being sent undercover to investigate - and keep Jessica out of trouble. The woman Slade meets isn't what he expected. And neither is the desire that springs up between them….

©1984 Nora Roberts (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Nora Roberts
Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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The Blood

Summary

Marshall Seaver and Cooper Foley have been friends through life - and death. Now the ethereal pathway between realms, known as the Morpheus Road, is in danger of being destroyed by the vengeful spirit who has become their nemesis: the ancient warrior called Damon. The worlds of the living and the dead are about to collide, forcing Marshall to make a brave and shocking decision as the two friends navigate a perilous trail that leads to a frightening realization: Damon isn’t their only enemy. Number one bestselling author and master of suspense D. J. MacHale concludes the thrilling Morpheus Road trilogy with an epic story packed with nonstop twists and breathtaking surprises in this finale to his pulse-pounding, interdimensional adventure.

©2012 D.J. MacHale (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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Masters of Disaster

Summary

Henry Mosley decides that he and his pals Riley and Reed need to go on some earth-shaking adventures and make a name for themselves. Henry is the mastermind; Riley’s the researcher who’s prepared for anything. And somehow fearful Reed always ends up with the scariest, craziest assignments. Roped into wacky attempts to break world records, reenact scenes from books, solve a hundred-year-old murder, and carry out Henry’s other inspired ideas, Riley and Reed follow their fearless leader everywhere: into the wilderness, inside a bull-riding ring, into a haunted houseand into a cataclysmic collision with explosive life-forms. Gary Paulsen brings all his trademark humor to this tale of fun and disaster.

©2010 Gary Paulsen (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Gary Paulsen
Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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Carter's Unfocused, One-Track Mind

Summary

After an eventful freshman year and a disastrous summer, fifteen-year-old Will Carter returns to Merrian High none the wiser. The year starts off pretty normally. He’s back on the football field (the bench area of the field). He and his boys start a fight club to defend themselves against Scary Terry Moss, who is out of juvie and hunting Carter. And he goes to homecoming again with Amber Lee. The good news: she’s really into him this year. The bad news: she’s all kinds of pregnant (not with his kid, but that probably goes without saying). When his on-again/off-again girlfriend, Abby, is accepted to the New York Drama School, Carter’s world is thrown upside down. She wants him to apply to the school too. He knows it would be awesome, and he’s pretty sure Abby would let him see her naked in New York. But what about his boys? And with his sister headed to college, can his parents survive without him? Plus, the application is really long. It will take a lot of soul-searching (and in-school suspensions) for Carter to make his decision. In the meantime, there are plenty of classes to be late to, parties to avoid, and cops to run from. The laughs and good times continue in Carter’s Unfocused, One-Track Mind, the third book in the Carter series.

©2012 Brent Crawford (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Catch a Turkey

Summary

Thanksgiving time is here again, but there's a turkey on the run! Can you catch this tricky bird and enjoy all the holiday fun?  A turkey is running loose in a school right before a Thanksgiving play. Can you help catch it? Fun and chaos ensue as students turn their school upside down trying to catch the turkey, ending with a twist that ensures no turkeys are harmed (or eaten)!

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

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Adam Wallace
Length: 7 mins
Available on Audible
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Master of None

21 ratings

Summary

Alex is broke. He's pretty much always been broke. A misspent youth led to mistakes that led to convictions and plea deals. No career, no education, no hope. Now he has a chance to make things right for him and his family when the newest immersive MMO comes with the ability to convert money earned in the game into real currency. Well, it's cryptocurrency, but that's real-ish, right? Seeing an opportunity, Alex joins The Realms as Jack Alltrades, looking to make money any way he can. He may be a Master of None, but he's determined to learn every way possible to make money and turn his life around. Along the way, he'll find answers to important questions like: Can he win employee of the month? Do gnomes dream of electric sheep? How many kobolds does it take to swing a pickaxe? Can NPCs commit tax fraud? Okay, maybe he won't answer most of those, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't come follow the high-margin adventures of Jack Alltrades!

©2019 Shane Walker (P)2020 Podium Audio

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Shane Walker
Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Surfing for God

12 ratings

Summary

In a world where there are 68 million searches for pornography every day and where over 70 percent of Christian men report viewing porn in the last year, it’s no surprise that more and more men struggle with an addiction to this false fantasy. Common wisdom says if they just had more willpower or more faith, their fight would be over. Is the answer really that simple? According to counselor and ministry leader Michael John Cusick, the answer is no - but the truth may be much more freeing. Backed by Scripture, Cusick uses examples from his own life and from his 20 years of counseling experience to show us how the pursuit of empty pleasure is really a search for our heart’s deepest desire - and the real key to resistance is discovering and embracing the joy we truly want. Cusick’s insights help readers understand how porn struggles begin, what to do to prevent them, and most importantly, how to overcome the compulsion once it begins. In the end, this powerful book shows us all how the barrier built by porn addiction can become a bridge to abundant life.

©2012 Michael John Cusick (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Inked

Summary

Sometimes your only chance to survive and what you most fear...is to be Inked. Tattoos once were an act of rebellion. Now they decide your destiny the moment the magical Ink settles under your skin. And in a world where Ink controls your fate, Caenum can't escape soon enough. He is ready to run from his family; his best friend, Dreya; and the home he has known just to have a chance at a choice. But when he upsets the very Scribe scheduled to give him his Ink on his eighteenth birthday, he unwittingly sets in motion a series of events that sends the corrupt, magic-fearing government, The Citadel, after him and those he loves. Now Caenum, Dreya, and their reluctant companion, Kenzi, must find their way to the Sanctuary, a secret town where those with the gift of magic are safe. Along the way they learn the truth behind Ink, its dark origins, and why they are the only ones who can stop the Citadel. Eric Smith takes you on a fast-paced fantasy adventure, perfect for anyone who has dreamed of being different...only to discover that destiny is more than skin deep.

©2015 Eric Smith (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Eric Smith
Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
Available on Audible
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A Warrior's Penance

30 ratings

Summary

The thunderous conclusion to the award-winning fantasy epic... Following Stronghold's destruction, Rukh and Jessira lead the ragged remnants of the OutCastes on the long march to Ashoka. There they seek sanctuary for her people, but in order to do so they must overcome unyielding law that demands exile for all ghrinas. Meanwhile, Hal'El Wrestiva - exposed and reviled as the Withering Knife murderer - escapes from Ashoka and hatches one final scheme to resuscitate his soiled reputation. The Virtuous, a newly formed organization full of certitude and strife, plots the destruction of House Shektan. And Li-Choke and the Baels launch a final desperate plan to save their kind as well as all of Humanity. But it is Rukh who must confront the harshest of choices. It is one that will cost him everything he loves but might also see to the salvation of his home. He cannot falter, for Suwraith has once again turned her ruinous intentions toward Ashoka.

©2013 Davis Ashura (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Davis Ashura
Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Ascendant's Rite

24 ratings

Summary

The last few months of the moontide - when the bridge connecting East and West rises above the sea - has come, and in the West Emperor Constant prepares the final phase of his plan to conquer the East. For failed mage Alaron and his companion Ramita - widow to the mage who built the Leviathan Bridge - the unthinkable has happened. They have lost the Scytale of Corineus, the key to the Rite of Ascendancy, as well as one of Ramita's infant sons, to the hands of their deadliest enemies. In Javon, Cera Nesti, the imprisoned queen, has been freed, and plots to take on the overwhelming might of the Rondian Empire. But standing between her and her goal is a band of deadly mercenaries playing a dangerous game of their own. And in the East, Seth Korion's Lost Legions must navigate treacherous roads to gain safety, bearing secrets that could bring down the Emperor. The time has come for the Rite of Ascendancy to be performed. New powers must rise to save or damn Urte, and on the mighty Leviathan Bridge itself, all will be decided.

©2015 David Hair (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Published by arrangement with Quercus Editions Ltd (UK).

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: David Hair
Length: 29 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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Seconds Away

9 ratings

Summary

When tragedy strikes close to home, Mickey Bolitar and his loyal new friends - sharp-witted Ema and the adorkably charming Spoon - find themselves at the center of a murder mystery involving their friend Rachel. Now, not only does Mickey have to continue his quest to uncover the truth about the Abeona Shelter and the Butcher of Lodz, he needs to figure out what happened to Rachel - no matter what it takes. Mickey has always been ready to sacrifice everything to help the people he loves. But how can he protect them when he’s not even sure who - or what - he’s protecting them from?

©2012 Harlan Coben (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Harlan Coben
Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
Available on Audible
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The Reluctant Adventures of Fletcher Connolly on the Interstellar Railroad

5 ratings

Summary

An Irishman in space. Hoards of alien technological treasures to be discovered. What could go wrong? Don't answer that.... Fletcher Connolly hasn't got a lot to lose. Since he and half the galaxy signed on to the rat race of the technological relics trade, Fletch has come to terms with the idea that he will join the ranks of unlucky explorers that perish light years from home without a dime to his name. But bankruptcy is a great motivator. With friends and family counting on him to strike it rich, Fletch embarks on an unwilling quest for alien treasure. His decrepit exploration ship, the Skint Idjit, and her successor, the Intergalactic Bogtrotter, plunge disastrously through the wildest regions of the Interstellar Railroad...from an uninhabited planet appropriately named Suckass...to a deliberately misnamed mafia-run planet known as Arcadia...to a rogue planet inhabited by aliens resembling cuddly teddy bears...to a moon covered with giant cacti...and, ultimately, to the supermassive black hole in the center of the galaxy, where Fletch's terrible judgment comes back to bite him in the rear for the last time. Epic catastrophes and belly laughs pile up breathlessly in this delightful comic sci-fi adventure, a worthy successor to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. This complete edition of The Reluctant Adventures of Fletcher Connolly on the Interstellar Railroad contains all four episodes of Fletch's unlucky career: Skint Idjit Intergalactic Bogtrotter Banjaxed Ceili Supermassive Blackguard Felix R. Savage is the NYT, WSJ, and USAT best-selling author of the Earth's Last Gambit Quartet and many other books. This is by far the funniest one.

©2016 Felix R. Savage (P)2017 Podium Publishing

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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Life in the North: An Apocalyptic LitRPG

56 ratings

Summary

All John wanted to do was get away for his life in Kluane National Park for a weekend. Hike, camp, and chill. Instead, the world comes to an end in a series of blue boxes, animals start evolving, and monsters start spawning. Now, he has to survive the apocalypse, get back to civilization, and not lose his mind. Life in the North is book one of the System Apocalypse, a litRPG apocalypse series that combines modern day life, science fiction, and fantasy elements along with game mechanics.

©2017 Tao Wong (P)2018 Tao Wong

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Tao Wong
Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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Destiny of the Dead

Summary

Destiny of the Dead is the second novel in a genre-bending series from New York Times best-selling author Kel Kade. No more heroes. The wealthy and powerful. The kings and queens. They all abandoned the world to fate when the chosen one died. All except a small group of broken people. Through dogged determination and maybe a bit of stupid bravery, Aaslo and his friends fought on. They continued the fight even when far greater heroes had given up. Now, Aaslo must turn the tides. In a world swiftly falling to chaos, Aaslo is determined to win this war...at any cost. He's made a deal with the fickle fae, setting him and his friends on a collision course with the gods themselves. A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Books

©2021 Kel Kade (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Kel Kade
Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
Available on Audible
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The Duality Bridge

Summary

What does it mean to be human? Elijah Brighton is the face of the Human Resistance Movement. He's the Olympic-level painter who refused an offer of immortality from the ascenders - the human/machine hybrids who run the world - in solidarity with the legacy humans who will never get a chance to live forever. Too bad it's all a complicated web of lies. Worse, Eli's not even entirely human. Few know about the ascenders' genetic experiments that left him...different. Fewer know about the unearthly fugue state that creates his transcendent art - as well as a bridge that lets him speak to the dead. But the Resistance is the one place he can hide from the ascender who knows everything the fugue can do. Because if Marcus finds him, he'll either use Eli for his own nefarious purposes...or destroy him once and for all. The Duality Bridge is the second book in the Singularity series and the sequel to The Legacy Human. This thrilling new young adult science fiction series explores the intersection of mind, body, and soul in a post-Singularity world.

©2015 Susan Kaye Quinn (P)2017 Susan Kaye Quinn

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
Available on Audible
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Freakling

2 ratings

Summary

Taemon has always known he’s a bit different. But in the walled city of Deliverance, where everyone possesses a form of telekinesis known as psi, being different is dangerous. Being different can get you labeled a freakling. Or worse, see you banished to the Powerless Colony, where even the simplest tasks, like getting dressed or turning on the lights, must be done by hand. Taemon has learned to blend in, to pretend he’s just like everyone else in Deliverance. To pretend that he can’t send his mind wandering into objects and see exactly how they work. But Taemon’s brother, Yens, suspects the truth, and he’ll stop at nothing - even murder - to expose Taemon’s secret. In this thrilling dystopian novel from newcomer Lana Krumwiede, Taemon must choose between accepting his life among the freaklings or fighting for the destiny he’s never wanted - and all that comes with it.

©2012 Lana Krumwiede (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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A Testament of Steel

32 ratings

Summary

A young man with no past must progress into a warrior out of legend. Cinder Shade’s life begins on a fateful afternoon at the bottom of a well where he awakens, bruised, battered, and bereft of all memory. His only understanding is a driving imperative to protect those who can’t defend themselves and become a warrior worthy of the name.  He discovers within himself a peculiar gift, one in which the codes of combat are made evident and the language of steel is made clear. When he earns a place at a prestigious elven warrior academy, Cinder fights to enhance his knowledge and perhaps even humble the proud elves who believe no human is their equal. His hard-earned skills are put to the test when strange rumblings emanate from deep in the Dagger Mountains. Monsters out of myth emerge. And so does something far worse... An ancient god. The world believes this deity long dead, but he is very much alive. And he remembers his enemies all too well. Even if they don’t remember themselves.

©2020 Davis Ashura (P)2020 Podium Audio

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Davis Ashura
Length: 19 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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I'm With Stupid

Summary

Felton Reinstein has never been good with stress. Which is why he's seriously freaking out. Revealing his college choice on national TV? It's a heart attack waiting to happen. Deciding on a major for the next four years of his life? Ridiculous. He barely even knows who he is outside of football. And so...he embarks on The Epic Quest to Be Meaningful. Which leads to: 1. Mentoring a freshman called Pig Boy 2. The state of Wisconsin hating him 3. His track coach suspending him 4. The funniest viral video the world has ever seen 5. A whole new appreciation for his family, his friends, and what's really important in life

©2013 Geoff Herbach (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
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The Legacy Human

1 rating

Summary

What would you give to live forever? Seventeen-year-old Elijah Brighton wants to become an ascender--a post-Singularity human/machine hybrid--after all, they're smarter, more enlightened, more compassionate, and above all, achingly beautiful. But Eli is a legacy human, preserved and cherished for his unaltered genetic code, just like the rainforest he paints. When a fugue state possesses him and creates great art, Eli miraculously lands a sponsor for the creative Olympics. If he could just master the fugue, he could take the gold and win the right to ascend, bringing everything he's yearned for within reach... including his beautiful ascender patron. But once Eli arrives at the Games, he finds the ascenders are playing games of their own. Everything he knows about the ascenders and the legacies they keep starts to unravel... until he's running for his life and wondering who he truly is. The Legacy Human is the first in Susan Kaye Quinn's new young adult science fiction series that explores the intersection of mind, body, and soul in a post-Singularity world... and how technology will challenge us to remember what it means to be human.

©2015 Susan Kaye Quinn (P)2016 Susan Kaye Quinn

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
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Yesterday's Echo

1 rating

Summary

Unable to escape his own past, Rick Cahill risks his life for a woman who is hiding her own. Rick Cahill was never convicted of his wife’s murder, but he was never exonerated either. Not by the police. Not by the media. Not even by himself. Eight years later, police suspicion and his own guilt remain over his responsibility in his wife’s death. When he meets Melody Malana, a beautiful yet secretive TV reporter, he sees a chance to love again. When she is arrested for murder and asks Rick for help, the former cop says no, but the rest of him says yes, and he grasps at a chance for love and redemption. Rick’s attempt to help turns terribly wrong, and he becomes a suspect in the murder and target of a police manhunt. On the run, Rick encounters desperate people who will kill to keep their pasts buried. Before Rick can save himself and bring down a murderer, he must confront the truth about his own past and untangle his feelings for a woman he can never fully trust.

©2013 Matt Coyle (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Matt Coyle
Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
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Behind the Lies

Summary

Of the six Montgomery brothers, Zach has always walked on the wild side. He rocketed to fame playing a hero in a movie, but off screen he’s living in the shadows. Zach’s dark secret: He leads a double life as a CIA operative. When a mission to stalk a terrorist goes horribly wrong, Zach’s cover is blown. He’s on the run and fighting to stay alive long enough to discover whom he can trust - and who betrayed him. Jenna Walters thought she’d married the perfect man - until she unearthed his terrible secret. Now, desperate to escape his crosshairs, she and her son take refuge in Zach’s secret hideaway. Sparks fly between Zach and Jenna even as danger explodes around them. From Afghanistan to Turkey to the mountains of Colorado, assassins track them and are closing in. Not only is Zach’s life at stake, but now Jenna and her son are targets in this high-stakes game.

©2013 Robin Perini (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Robin Perini
Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
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Justice Redeemed

1 rating

Summary

Two years ago, Darren Street made a name for himself as the man who rooted out corruption in the district attorney's office. Now the hotheaded young lawyer is in the public eye yet again - this time, accused of murder. Jalen Jordan retained Street for what seemed to be a minor traffic violation, but when evidence turned up linking Jordan to the death of two boys, Street wanted out of the case. To ensure his lawyer's cooperation and silence, Jordan threatened to make Street's son the next victim. Shortly after, Jordan's own body turned up with a bullet hole in his chest. Now Street is on trial for his life, and the enemy he made in the DA's office is clearly out for blood. It's one lawyer out to frame another. Can a desperate father escape punishment for a crime he didn't commit?

©2015 Scott Pratt (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Scott Pratt
Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
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Redesigning Leadership

Summary

When designer and computer scientist John Maeda was tapped to be president of the celebrated Rhode Island School of Design in 2008, he had to learn how to be a leader quickly. He had to transform himself from a tenured professor - with a love of argument for argument’s sake and the freedom to experiment - into the head of a hierarchical organization. The professor is free to speak his mind against “the man.” The college president is “the man.” Maeda has had to teach himself, through trial and error, about leadership. In Redesigning Leadership, he shares his learning process. Maeda, writing as an artist and designer, a technologist, and a professor, discusses intuition and risk-taking, “transparency,” and all the things that a conversation can do that an email can’t. In his transition from MIT to RISD he finds that the most effective way to pull people together is not social networking but free food. Leading a team? The best way for a leader to leverage the collective power of a team is to reveal his or her own humanity. Asked if he has stopped designing, Maeda replied (via Twitter), “I’m designing how to talk about/with/for our #RISD community.” Maeda’s creative nature makes him a different sort of leader - one who prizes experimentation, honest critique, and learning as you go. With Redesigning Leadership, he uses his experience to reveal a new model of leadership for the next generation of leaders.

©2011 John Maeda (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Author: John Maeda
Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
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Super Sales on Super Heroes, Book 2

160 ratings

Summary

In a world full of super powers, Felix had a pretty crappy one. After learning to harness his ability to modify any item he owns, he now runs a corporation that is rapidly expanding - Legion. After tangling with the local Heroes guild they’ve finally settled into a semblance of stability. Sounds great on paper. Run your company, make money, be your own boss, settle down. Except that with running a business, comes an inordinate amount of responsibilities. Like making sure everything keeps running and your people are paid. Worrying about the longevity of his company, Felix begins to expand into other cities. So they’ve packed up the car, put in all the requisite forms, gotten the approvals, and set out to start Legion up in a new city. The problem, though, is the local government had no idea who they were selling permits to. Approving forms for. To Felix and Legion. And now they’re about to find out.

©2017 William D. Arand (P)2018 Podium Publishing

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
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Bastion

2 ratings

Summary

Mags returns to the Collegium, but there are mixed feelings--his included--about him actually remaining there. No one doubts that he is and should be a Herald, but he is afraid that his mere presence is going to incite more danger right in the heart of Valdemar. The heads of the Collegia are afraid that coming back to his known haunt is going to give him less protection than if he went into hiding. Everyone decides that going elsewhere is the solution for now. So since he is going elsewhere--why not return to the place he was found in the first place and look for clues? And those who are closest to him, and might provide secondary targets, are going along. With Herald Jadrek, Herald Kylan (the Weaponsmaster's chosen successor), and his friends Bear, Lena, and Amily, they head for the Bastion, the hidden spot in the hills that had once been the headquarters of a powerful band of raiders that had held him and his parents prisoner. But what they find is not what anyone expected.

©2013 Mercedes Lackey (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
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Farmer in the Sky

6 ratings

Summary

Farmer In The Sky is a 1953 science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein about a teenage boy who emigrates with his family to Jupiter's moon Ganymede, which is in the process of being terraformed. A condensed version of the novel was published in serial form in 1950 in Boys' Life magazine (August, September, October, November), under the title "Satellite Scout".

©1955 Robert A. Heinlein (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
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The Penultimate Truth

2 ratings

Summary

In the future, most of humanity lives in massive underground bunkers, producing weapons for the nuclear war they’ve fled. Constantly bombarded by patriotic propaganda, the citizens of these industrial anthills believe they are waiting for the day when the war will be over and they can return above ground. But when Nick St. James, president of one anthill, makes an unauthorized trip to the surface, what he finds is more shocking than anything he could imagine.

©1964 Philip K Dick (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
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The Wonder of Aging

Summary

The New York Times best-selling author of The Wonder of Boys offers a holistic and uplifting look at the emotional, spiritual, and cognitive dimensions of aging - and how to celebrate life after 50. The years after 50 are generally discussed in terms of health: what are the physical symptoms that come with advancing age, and what can we do about them? The Wonder of Aging goes beyond these topics to serve as both a spiritual, meditative guide and a practical exploration of the emotional and psychological dimensions of the second half of life. This profound audiobook looks at aging as something positive, life-giving, and miraculous. In his characteristically accessible and moving prose, family therapist Michael Gurian shows how we become elders. The world needs our wisdom, he argues, and he shows us how to develop and share it. Called "the people's philosopher" for his ability to apply scientific ideas to our ordinary lives, Gurian sees life after 50 as an enormously fruitful, exciting, and fulfilling time. Drawing on groundbreaking research in neuroscience as well as anecdotes from his many clients over the last two decades, he goes beyond the physical-centered view of aging to present a new, holistic paradigm that embraces the soul-enriching opportunities of 50 and beyond. The Wonder of Aging divides the second half of life into three stages: the Age of Transformation, from our late 40s to around 60; the Age of Distinction, from 60 to 75; and the Age of Completion, which involves the final stage of our journey. Discussing topics such as sex, how men and women age differently, the effects of aging on the brain, grandparenting, living with purpose, and what to expect in your last chapter, Gurian also provides meditations and exercises to help you design your present and future. Written with Gurian’s courageously optimistic outlook on life, The Wonder of Aging is a comprehensive and comforting road map of what to expect in the second half of your life - and how to celebrate it. The elder years can be a journey into something richer and deeper, full of hope and meaning rather than a sense of fate, and this audiobook gives you the tools to revel in them to the fullest.

©2013 Michael Gurian (P)2013 Brilliance

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
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The End of Feeling

Summary

Eighteen-year-old Benjamin Nefer seems to have it all: great looks, incredible football skills, and smooth moves that have won - and broken - the hearts of countless girls at his high school. But his hellish home life has left him feeling empty inside, unable to experience real feelings. He thinks he's fine being this way forever... until he meets a beautiful and witty 17-year-old girl named Charlotte "Charlie" Austin. She may be new in town, but she's already been warned about Benjamin's reputation, so it's easy for her to shoot down his advances. Like him, she's happier keeping people at a distance, especially since she, too, has secrets she's not ready to share with anyone. But as the tentative friendship between the charismatic football captain and the new girl grows, Charlie finds herself feeling closer to Benjamin than she's ever felt with anyone - and he wonders if he's really capable of loving after all. Can they drop their guard, or is this so-called romance just another game?

©2015 Cindy C. Bennett (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
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Pastel Orphans

3 ratings

Summary

In 1930s Berlin, young Henrik, the son of a Jewish father and Aryan mother, watches the world around him crumbling: people are rioting in the streets, a strange yellow star begins appearing in shop windows, and friends are forced to move - or they simply disappear. After his father becomes gravely ill, Henrik and his little sister, Greta, are taken by their mother to Poland for safety. However, not even the pastoral surroundings of their new home can protect them from the terrors of war. When the Nazis invade and Greta is kidnapped, Henrik must shed his youthful innocence and search for his lost sister, a quest that will further reveal a harrowing landscape of violence and struggle - but also unexpected connections. Uniquely told from the perspective of youth plunged into adult chaos, Pastel Orphans is a coming-of-age story that explores profound lessons in self-belief, kindness, and human endurance. Revised edition: This edition of Pastel Orphans includes editorial revisions.

©2015 Gemma Liviero (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
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How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids

4 ratings

Summary

Every moment matters. Each of us has an invisible bucket. When our bucket is full, we feel great. When it's empty, we feel awful. Yet most children (and many adults) don't realize the importance of having a full bucket throughout the day. In How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids, Felix begins to see how every interaction in a day either fills or empties his bucket. Felix then realizes that everything he says or does to other people fills or empties their buckets as well. Follow along with Felix as he learns how easy it can be to fill the buckets of his classmates, teachers, and family members. Before the day is over, you'll see how Felix learns to be a great bucket filler, and in the process, discovers that filling someone else's bucket also fills his own. Full list of narrators includes Tom Parks, Luke Daniels, Emily Sutton-Smith, and Michael Crouch.

©2009 Gallup, Inc. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Illustrations by Maurie Manning. Gallup® and Gallup Press® are trademarks of Gallup, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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The Book of Seven Hands

Summary

Expert swordsmen Basilio and Alejo have one last mission before they go their separate ways: they must recover their teacher Don Manuel's ancient fighting manual and take it to remote Cataluña in order to have it translated by the famous alchemist Paracelsus. Unbeknownst to them, however, Don Manuel has been murdered, and a host of powerful forces has come looking for the coveted book - everyone from old lovers and lifelong archenemies to the King's assassin, and the Spanish Inquisition. The adventures of Basilio and Alejo usher in a new era of adventures in Foreworld, one wherein the Shield-Brethren, the fabled warrior monks of the medieval era, have been stricken from history. Old traditions are threatened and long-standing secrets are in danger of being revealed.

©2013 Foreworld, LLC (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
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No One Knows

8 ratings

Summary

The day Aubrey Hamilton's husband is declared dead by the state of Tennessee should bring closure so she can move on with her life. But Aubrey doesn't want to move on. She just wants Josh back. It's been five years since he disappeared, since their blissfully happy marriage - they were happy, weren't they? - screeched to a halt and Aubrey became the prime suspect in his disappearance. Five years of emptiness, solitude, loneliness, questions. Why didn't Josh show up at his friend's bachelor party? Who anonymously sent Aubrey her favorite cocktail at the bar where Josh stood her up? Was he murdered? Did he run away? And now, all this time later, who is the mysterious and strangely familiar figure suddenly haunting her new life?

As her heroine faces the possibility that everything she thinks she knows about herself, her marriage, and her husband is a lie, New York Times best-selling author J.T. Ellison expertly peels back the layers of a complex woman who is hiding dark secrets beneath her unassuming exterior. In a masterful thriller for listeners who love Gillian Flynn, Liane Moriarty, and Paula Hawkins, Ellison pulls you into a you'll-never-guess merry-go-round of danger and deception. Round and round and round it goes, where it stops...no one knows.

©2016 J. T. Ellison (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with Gallery Books, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
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The God Wave

Summary

A team of neuroscientists uncover amazing new capabilities in the brain that may steer human evolution toward miraculous and deadly frontiers in this spectacular debut work of speculative science fiction - Limitless meets James Rollins - that combines spirituality and science in an inventive, mind-blowing fashion. For decades scientists have speculated about the untapped potential of the human brain. Now, neuroscientist Chuck Brenton has made an astonishing breakthrough. He has discovered the key - the crucial combination of practice and conditioning - to access the incredible power dormant in 90 percent of our brains. Applying his methods to test subjects, he has stimulated abilities that elevate brain function to seemingly godlike levels. These extraordinary abilities can transform the world, replacing fear and suffering with tranquility and stability. But in an age of increasing militarization, corporate exploitation, and explosive technological discovery, a group of influential power brokers are determined to control Brenton's new superbeings for their own manipulative ends - and their motives may be far from peaceful.

©2016 Patrick Hemstreet (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
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The Consequence of Seduction

2 ratings

Summary

From New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken. Reid Emory has never had reason to question his luck with the ladies. As the owner of a lethal set of aqua-blue eyes and a devastating grin, this Hollywood heartthrob always brings his A game...but lately his luck seems to have run out. The actor is in need of some help, and there's only one person he can trust to take his love life - and his career - to an explosive new level. Jordan Litwright's newest client is trying her patience. As a publicist, she's more than content to stay in the background and let others shine. But when a publicity stunt backfires, she suddenly finds herself thrust into the spotlight - as Reid's new love interest. And while other men usually overlook her, Reid is focusing in with laserlike intensity. There's no denying they have serious chemistry. But once Reid breaks into the big time, can they turn their made-for-the-media romance into a forever love?

©2016 Rachel Van Dyken (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
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The Shameless Hour

4 ratings

Summary

She's not looking for a hero. He's not looking for a hookup. For Bella, the sweet-talking, free-loving, hip-checking student manager of the Harkness men's hockey team, sex is a second language. She's used to being fluent where others stutter, and the things people say behind her back don't (often) bother her. So she can't understand why her smoking-hot downstairs neighbor has so much trouble staying friends after their spontaneous night together. She knows better than to worry about it, but there's something in those espresso eyes that makes her second-guess herself. Rafe is appalled with himself for losing his virginity in a drunken hookup. His strict Catholic upbringing always emphasized loving thy neighbor - but not with a bottle of wine and a box of condoms. The result is an Ivy League bout of awkwardness. But when Bella is leveled by a little bad luck and a downright nasty fraternity stunt, it's Rafe who is there to pick up the pieces. Bella doesn't want Rafe's help, and she's through with men. Too bad the undeniable spark that crackles between the two of them just can't be extinguished.

©2015 Sarina Bowen (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Author: Sarina Bowen
Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
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Dawn of Swords

Summary

On the young world of Dezrel, brother gods Karak and Ashhur, fleeing their own failed world, recreate mankind in an attempt to make amends. The fledgling race of humanity is guided by the First Families, men and women who will not age so long as their hearts remain devoted to their deities. But quickly the realms are thrown into chaos by the construction of the Temple of the Flesh, built by exiled children of Karak in the unclaimed land of Haven that lies between the two kingdoms. Those of the Temple refuse to bend knee to either god, no matter the risk. Thus comes Karak’s ultimatum to the people of Haven: Destroy the Temple, or he will destroy it himself. But his fellow brother god, Ashur, will not sit idly by while thousands of innocents die… Can Jacob Eveningstar, the First Man to be given life and Ashhur’s most trusted servant, prevent the coming bloodshed which threatens the survival of the fledgling human race?

©2013 David Dalglish and Robert J. Duperre (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 19 hrs and 53 mins
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Southern Lights

1 rating

Summary

Eleven years have passed since Alexa Hamilton left the South behind, fleeing the pain of her ex-husband's betrayal and the cruelty of his prominent Charleston family. Now an assistant D.A. in Manhattan, Alexa has made a name for herself as a top prosecutor while juggling her role as devoted single mom to a teenage daughter. But everything changes when Alexa is handed her latest case: the trial of accused serial killer Luke Quentin. Alexa prepares for a high-stakes trial...until threatening letters are addressed to her beautiful 17-year-old daughter, Savannah. Alexa is certain that Quentin is behind the letters - and that they are too dangerous to ignore. Suddenly she must make the toughest choice of all - and send her daughter back to the very place she swore she would never return to: the place where her marriage ended in heartbreak...her ex-husband's world of Southern tradition, memories of betrayal, and the antebellum charm of Charleston. Now, while Alexa's trial builds to a climax in New York, her daughter is settling into southern life, discovering a part of her family history and a father she barely knows. As secrets are exposed and old wounds are healed, Alexa and Savannah, after a season in different worlds, will come together again - strengthened by the challenges they have faced, and with Savannah now at home in the Southern world her mother fled. A novel that will catch you off guard at every turn, Southern Lights is Danielle Steel at her electrifying best.

©2009 Danielle Steel (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
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Bad Action

1 rating

Summary

Con artist Billy Cunningham is no stranger to the casinos of Las Vegas - he's ripped off every single one. But his latest scam - a year in the making - promises his crew their biggest payday yet. Billy has thought of everything down to the last detail...or so he thinks. He hasn't counted on the father-son team of contract killers looking to cash in on Billy's head. Or his old flame, Maggie Flynn, out for payback for her broken heart. If Billy and his team can pass themselves off as high rollers for a week straight, living it up in Vegas's most exclusive suites and box seats, they'll get their chance to make their VIP status permanent. It's the biggest scam of their lives - if they live.

©2016 James Swain (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: James Swain
Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
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Blackguards

1 rating

Summary

Rogues. Assassins. Mercenaries.  Whether by coin or by blood...you will pay.  A fantasy anthology featuring the deadly, the worldly, and the sneaky. Blackguards consists mainly of stories in established series, and the authors range from wildly successful indie authors to New York Times best sellers. If you enjoy roguish tales of scoundrels and ne'er-do-wells, this one's for you.  Contents:  Foreword by Glen Cook (Black Company)  Richard Lee Byers, "Troll Trouble"  David Dalglish, "Take You Home"  James Enge, "Thieves at the Gate"  John Gwynne, "Better to Live than to Die"  Lian Hearn, "His Kikuta Hands"  Snorri Kristjansson, "A Kingdom and a Horse"  Joseph Lallo, "Seeking the Shadow"  Mark Lawrence, "The Secret"  Tim Marquitz, "A Taste of Agony"  Peter Orullian, "A Length of Cherrywood"  Cat Rambo, "The Subtler Art"  Laura Resnick, "Friendship"  Mark Smylie, "Manhunt"  Kenny Soward, "Jancy's Justice"  Shawn Speakman, "The White Rose Thief"  Jon Sprunk, "Sun and Steel"  Anton Strout, "Scream"  Django Wexler, "The First Kill"  Paul S. Kemp, "A Better Man"  James A. Moore, "What Gods Demand"  Jean Rabe, "Mainon"  Bradley P. Beaulieu, "Irindai"  S. R. Cambridge, "The Magus and the Betyar"  Clay Sanger, "The Long Kiss"  Please note: "The Lord Collector" by Anthony Ryan, which appears in the print edition of Blackguards, is not included in this audio edition.  Full cast of narrators includes: Richard Poe, Gabra Zackman, Karyn O'Bryant, Macleod Andrews, Ray Porter, Tim Gerard Reynolds, John Keating, Kevin T. Collins, David DeVries, Elijah Alexander, Allyson Johnson, Oliver Wyman, and Victor Bevine.

©2015 Bradley P. Beaulieu; Carol Berg; Richard Lee Byers; S.R. Cambridge; David Dalglish; James Enge; John Gwynne; Lian Hearn; Paul S. Kemp; Snorri Kristjansson; Joseph R. Lallo; Mark Lawrence; Tim Marquitz; James A. Moore; Peter Orullian; Jean Rabe; Cat Rambo; Laura Resnick; Clay Sanger; Mark Smylie; Kenny Soward; Shawn Speakman; Jon Sprunk; Anton Strout; Michael J. Sullivan; Django Wexler (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Ghosting

Summary

On a hot summer night in a midwestern town, a high school teenage prank goes horrifically awry. Alcohol, guns, and a dare. Within minutes, as events collide, innocents becomes victims - with tragic outcomes altering lives forever, a grisly and unfortunate scenario all too familiar from current real-life headlines. But victims can also become survivors, and as we come to know each character through his/her own distinctive voice and their interactions with one another, we see how, despite pain and guilt, they can reach out to one another, find a new equilibrium, and survive. Told through multiple points of view in naturalistic free verse and stream of consciousness, this is an unforgettable, haunting tale. The complete list of narrators includes Kate Rudd, Kate Reinders, Amy McFadden, Emily Durante, Mikael Naramore, Scott Merriman, Nick Podehl, Alexander Cendese, and Todd Haberkorn.

©2014 Edith Pattou. From JOEY PIGZA LOSES CONTROL © 2000 by Jack Gantos. Reprinted by permission of Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved. (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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My Name Is Not Easy

Summary

Luke knows his I´nupiaq name is full of sounds white people can’t say. He knows he’ll have to leave it behind when he and his brothers are sent to boarding school hundreds of miles from their Arctic village. At Sacred Heart School things are different. Instead of family, there are students - Eskimo, Indian, White - who line up on different sides of the cafeteria like there’s some kind of war going on. And instead of comforting words like tutu and maktak, there’s English. Speaking I´nupiaq - or any native language - is forbidden. And Father Mullen, whose fury is like a force of nature, is ready to slap down those who disobey. Luke struggles to survive at Sacred Heart. Buthe’s not the only one. There’s smart-aleck Amiq, a daring leader - if he doesn’t self-destruct; Chickie, blond and freckled, a different kind of outsider; and small quiet Junior, noticing everything and writing it all down. Each has their own story to tell. But once their separate stories come together, things at Sacred Heart School - and in the wider world - will never be the same.

©2012 Debby Dahl Edwardson (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
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The Liar's Wife

Summary

The beloved author at her storytelling best: four wonderful novellas of Americans abroad and Europeans in America. In these absorbing and exquisitely made novellas of relationships at home and abroad, both historical and contemporary, we meet the ferocious Simone Weil during her final days as a transplant to New York City; a vulnerable American grad student who escapes to Italy after her first, compromising love affair; the charming Irish liar of the title novella, who gets more out of life than most of us; and Thomas Mann, opening the heart of a high-school kid in America. These stories dazzle on the surface, with beautifully rendered settings and vistas, and dig deep psychologically. At every turn Gordon reveals in her characters' interactions those crucial flashes of understanding that change lives forever. So richly developed it is hard to believe they fit into novella-sized packages, these tales carry us away both as individual stories and as a larger, book-length experience of Gordon's mastery and human sympathy.

©2014 Mary Gordon (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Author: Mary Gordon
Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
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Ice Like Fire

6 ratings

Summary

Game of Thrones meets Graceling in this thrilling fantasy filled with shocking twists and heart-pounding action, the highly anticipated sequel to Snow Like Ashes. It's been three months since the Winterians were freed and Spring's king, Angra, disappeared - thanks largely to the help of Cordell. Meira just wants her people to be safe. When Cordellan debt forces the Winterians to dig their mines for payment, they unearth something powerful and possibly dangerous: Primoria's lost chasm of magic. Theron sees this find as an opportunity - with this much magic, the world can finally stand against threats like Angra. But Meira fears the danger the chasm poses - the last time the world had access to so much magic, it spawned the Decay. So when the king of Cordell orders the two on a mission across the kingdoms of Primoria to discover the chasm's secrets, Meira plans on using the trip to garner support to keep the chasm shut and Winter safe - even if it means clashing with Theron. But can she do so without endangering the people she loves? Mather just wants to be free. The horrors inflicted on the Winterians hang fresh and raw in Jannuari - leaving Winter vulnerable to Cordell's growing oppression. When Meira leaves to search for allies, he decides to take Winter's security into his own hands. Can he rebuild his broken kingdom and protect them from new threats? As the web of power and deception is woven tighter, Theron fights for magic, Mather fights for freedom - and Meira starts to wonder if she should be fighting not just for Winter but for the world.

©2015 Sara Raasch (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

Author: Sara Raasch
Category: Romance, Fantasy
Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
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Our Friends from Frolix 8

1 rating

Summary

In Our Friends from Frolix 8, the world is run by an elite few. And what determines whether one is part of the elite isn’t wealth or privilege, but brains. As children, every citizen of Earth is tested; some are found to be super-smart New Men and some are Unusuals with various psychic powers. The vast majority are Undermen, performing menial jobs in an overpopulated world. Nick Appleton is an Underman, content to eke out an existence as a tire regroover. But after his son is classified as an Underman, Appleton begins to question the hierarchy. Strengthening his resolve, and energizing the resistance movement, is news that the great resistance leader Thors Provoni is returning from a trip to the farthest reaches of space. And he’s brought help: a giant, indestructible alien.

©1970 Philip K. Dick (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
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Fat Boy vs. the Cheerleaders

Summary

It's geeks versus jocks in an epic battle of the beverages! From "one of the most real, honest, and still funny male voices to come around in a while" (YALSA) comes a brand-new cast of quirky characters, pitting fat boy Gabe against the high school cheerleading team in a battle over control of the school's soda machine. The war is on! Never have the stakes been so high. Never have the trenches been so deep. Never has one soda vending machine been so vital. When the high school cheerleading team takes over the machine's funds previously collected by the pep band, Gabe will not stand for it. Something must be done.

©2014 Geoff Herbach (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
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A Burden of Chaos

1 rating

Summary

Merlin’s final words haunt the Sentinel’s dreams. Kellan’s eidetic memory replays them with perfect clarity each night since he breached the guff and withdrew three human souls. Now, more than a year later, both he and his Soulborn wife are visited by an entity who channeled Universal power to enter our world from another. This Emissary of Destruction provides the young Sentinel with a gift of unimaginable power and a dire warning. This combination sets Kellan on a journey which takes him to the land of Fae. There he must gain support from the Fairy King and Queen. Unfortunately, all Fae extract a price commensurate with the help they provide, and Kellan is no exception. The royals send him to confront historic evils and tragedy in return for empowering the emissary’s gift. As well laid plans built by Mantels, gods, and other immortals hurtle toward their conclusion only one element could not have been anticipated. What would the Sentinel of Order do to honor departed friends and protect those who remain? Kellan has risked his life many times for those he loves. Is he now also willing to accept, a burden of chaos....

©2018 Robert W. Ross (P)2019 Robert W. Ross

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
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The Dinosaur Four

5 ratings

Summary

Ten strangers trapped in time.... A ticking sound fills the air as Tim MacGregor enters The Daily Edition Café, hoping to meet his new girlfriend for coffee. Moments later, the café is transported 67 million years into the past, along with everyone inside. Time is running out as 10 unlikely companions search for a way home, while one member of the group plots to keep them all trapped in the past. Who will survive? This unabridged production of The Dinosaur Four is performed by Nick Podehl, award-winning narrator of the Chaos Walking trilogy and The Kingkiller Chronicles series. The Dinosaur Four contains violence, profanity, and adult themes.

©2014 Geoff Jones (P)2015 Geoff Jones

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Geoff Jones
Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
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Carter's Big Break

Summary

School is finally over, and Will Carter has (barely) survived his freshman year. Unfortunately, he quickly learns that the summer break he’s been craving just might break him. When he and his girlfriend, Abby, part ways, Carter can’t help but think his summer is ruined. Things start to look up after he’s unexpectedly cast in an independent film opposite the world’s biggest tween sensation, Hilary Idaho. With Hollywood knocking on his door, Carter gets a taste of the good life. Suddenly, his small town, friends, and family don’t seem as great as they used to. As tends to happen when Carter is around, things spiral out of control, and he begins to fear that he’s not the “somebody” he thinks he is but more the “nobody” he’s pretty sure he always has been. But maybe, with the help of a few friends, he’ll start to see things in a whole new light.

©2010 Brent Crawford (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
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The Cosmic Puppets

1 rating

Summary

Following an inexplicable urge, Ted Barton returns to his idyllic Virginia hometown for a vacation, but when he gets there, he is shocked to discover that the town has utterly changed. The stores and houses are all different and he doesn't recognize anybody. The mystery deepens when he checks the town's historical records...and reads that he died nearly twenty years earlier. As he attempts to uncover the secrets of the town, Barton is drawn deeper into the puzzle, and into a supernatural battle that could decide the fate of the universe.

©1957 A. A. Wynn, Inc., © renewed 1985 by Laura Coelho, Christopher Dick, and Isa Dick. (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
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A Kiss in Time

Summary

"I was told to beware the accursed spindle, but it was so enchanting, so hypnotic.... "I was looking for a little adventure the day I ditched my tour group. But finding a comatose town, with a hot-looking chick asleep in it, was so not what I had in mind. "I awakened in the same place but in another time – to a stranger’s soft kiss. I couldn’t help kissing her. Sometimes you just have to kiss someone. I didn’t know this would happen. "Now I am in dire trouble because my father, the king, says I have brought ruin upon our country. I have no choice but to run away with this commoner!" "Now I’m stuck with a bratty princess and a trunk full of her jewels. The good news: My parents will freak!"

©2010 Alex Flinn (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Author: Alex Flinn
Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
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Cities in Chains

42 ratings

Summary

It's been more than a year since the System came to Earth, bringing blood and monsters in equal measure. Having left Whitehorse, John and his team travel down to British Columbia, running into new dangers from aliens and humans alike. Faced with new challenges and new enemies, John steps up once more to set things right and teach a few aliens why you never put humanity in chains. Cities in Chains is audiobook four of the System Apocalypse, a LitRPG novel set in a post-apocalyptic Earth that combines modern-day life and science-fiction and fantasy elements along with game mechanics.

©2018 Tao Wong (P)2018 Tao Wong

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Tao Wong
Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
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Beat the Band

1 rating

Summary

Cooper Redmond has only one thing on his mind: tagging as many bases as possible by the end of sophomore year. He’s already picked out a prime target: the divine Prudence Nash, whose sexy serpent tattoo haunts his dreams. But when Coop is paired with the infamous “Hot Dog” Helen for a semester-long health project on safe sex, his hopes of making it to the Majors are suddenly DOA. It’s going to take something seriously epic to resuscitate his reputation - something like winning the Battle of the Bands with his best buds, Matt and Sean. There’s just one problem: they totally suck. Get ready for riffs on hot girls, health class, and social hell in this hilarious follow-up to Swim the Fly.

©2010 Don Calame (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Don Calame
Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
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Wrath of Lions

1 rating

Summary

In this second volume of the sprawling dark fantasy epic The Breaking World, gods and armies are on the move as all of Dezrel prepares for war…and nothing short of total subjugation will suffice. In the east, Karak invades Paradise with an army 20,000 strong. Meanwhile, Ashhur travels west along the Gods’ Road, gathering as many of his people as he can against the coming onslaught. In Mordeina, the Wardens raise a massive wall around their settlement with the assistance of spellcasters from the north. And in Dezerea, the Quellan elves move secretly to join the fray. In the ensuing chaos, lines between hero and villain are eradicated, and deceit and betrayal dominate as brother gods vie for control over the fledgling human race.

©2014 David Dalglish and Robert J. Duperre (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
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Dancing Carl

Summary

In the winter life in McKinley, Minnesota, revolves around the rinks, where kids play hockey and grown-ups skate to scratchy phonograph records. Then, the year Marsh and his best friend, Willy, are 12, Carl appears at the rink, wearing a battered, old leather flight jacket and doing a strange dance that is both beautiful and disturbing to watch. It is Marsh and Willy who discover the terrible secret behind Carl’s dance, a secret that threatens to destroy him. But a small miracle occurs, and Carl’s dance becomes a fragile and tentative expression of hope and the healing power of love. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults.

©2012 Gary Paulsen (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Gary Paulsen
Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
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The Consequence of Revenge

2 ratings

Summary

After losing his best friend to another guy, the notoriously too-confident Max Emory suddenly feels lost. He may have devastatingly good looks, an abundance of charm, and a claim to one of the biggest hotel empires around, but he has no ambition anymore. So when his fed-up friends decide they've had enough of his moping, they sign him up to be the next bachelor on the reality series Love Island. And between his pride and his forged signature on an ironclad contract, Max just can't say no. Now he's stranded in paradise with 24 women, one terrifying goat, and Becca - the breathtaking barista who already turned him down back home. The closer Max gets to Becca, the more determined he becomes to win her over. As she gets to know him better, things start heating up. But is Becca really after Max's heart - or is she after the cash prize she could claim once the cameras stop rolling?

©2015 Rachel Van Dyken (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
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Middle Falls Time Travel Omnibus 4

Summary

Contains three complete, novel-length books in the Middle Falls Time Travel series.  The Empathetic Life of Rebecca Wright, book 10  From the outside, Rebecca Wright had an enviable life, and she enjoyed that envy. She had a beautiful house, handsome husband, and a no-limit credit card. What she didn't have was empathy. But it's never too late in Middle Falls. A lesson that isn't learned in one lifetime can be learned in the next, or the next. Rebecca may need every chance she can get. The Successful Life of Jack Rybicki, book 11 Jack Rybicki is a high school senior who loves his girl, likes to party, and doesn't have much of a plan for his life. Then fate plucks him from obscurity and Jack, now renamed Jack Noble by his management team, becomes one of the most famous people on the planet. A teenager who likes to indulge himself with limitless resources is not the best recipe for a successful life. But it's never too late in Middle Falls. The Many Short Lives of Charles Waters, book 12 Charles Waters has 30 days to live. Those days pass in a blur and he dies a quiet, unnoticed death. He opens his eyes back in the doctor's office as he is told, "I'm sorry to say, but you have 30 days to live." Thus begins The Many Short Lives of Charles Waters, who has to live the same 30 days over and over while he finds out what it is to be alive.

©2021 Shawn Inmon (P)2021 Podium Audio

Author: Shawn Inmon
Length: 19 hrs and 54 mins
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Stories from Arisa: Volume One

Summary

Arisa: a world of loss and hardship; of legend and wonder; the world of A Warrior's Path. Return there now with Stories from Arisa, a short story collection featuring four wonderful new fables from that mythic place; each one a polished gem; together, an assemblage spanning the realms of hope, humor, tragedy, loss, and love. "Received Wisdom" The Baels of the Eastern Plague have fallen away from Hume's teachings. It is Li-Dirge who finds leadership thrust upon him. He must challenge the SarpanKum and return his brothers to the path of fraternity. "The Prank" The House of Fire and Mirrors. The Fort and the Sword. Both are Kumma military academies and fierce rivals in the city of Ashoka. The Wrath is the annual competition between the two schools, deciding bragging rights for the next year, but it is the Prank that dictates who laughs last and longest. This year, it is especially important for Rukh, Keemo, Farn, and Jaresh. "A Lesson Learned" Drin Port only wanted a long, tall drink. Many long, tall drinks. When chance brings him the opportunity of a lifetime, will he have the wisdom to take advantage of it? "The Missing Diamond" Rector Bryce is called upon to investigate a missing diamond. The thief is not at all who he would have expected.

©2014 Davis Ashura (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Davis Ashura
Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
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October Mourning

Summary

Audie Award Nominee, Multi-voiced Performance, 2013 On the night of October 6, 1998, a gay 21-year-old University of Wyoming student named Matthew Shepard was lured from a bar by two young men, then savagely beaten, tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, and left to die. Five days later, Lesléa Newman arrived on campus to give the keynote speech for the University of Wyoming’s Gay Awareness Week. October Mourning is Lesléa Newman’s deeply personal response to the events of that tragic day and its brutal aftermath. This work of poetic imagination explores the impact of the vicious crime through fictitious monologues from various points of view, including the fence to which Matthew was tied, the deer that kept watch beside him, and even Matthew himself. This stunning cycle of 68 poems serves as an illumination for listeners too young to remember and as a powerful, enduring tribute to Matthew Shepard’s life and legacy.

©2012 Lesléa Newman (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Brainchild

Summary

A terrible deed from the past threatens to overtake the life of a young man only recently rescued from the claws of death… In one fateful moment, in the split second it takes to move from normalcy to tragedy, nearly everything that Alex Lonsdale holds dear was ripped from him. But when a doctor is able to bring him back from the very brink of death, he is considered a medical miracle - those who love him rejoice. But when they look closely into Alex’s eyes, there is something missing there. No one knows that they should be terrified of what has just taken place, for the evil of a heinous deed that took place nearly 100 years ago has been living and waiting for this very moment, when it can claim…the Brainchild.

©1985 John Saul (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: John Saul
Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
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This Star Won't Go Out

2 ratings

Summary

A collection of the journals, fiction, and letters of the late Esther Grace Earl, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 16. Essays by family and friends will help to tell Esther’s story along with an introduction by award-winning author John Green who dedicated his #1 bestselling novel The Fault in Our Stars to her.

©2014 Lori and Wayne Earl (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with Dutton Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Young Reader’s Group, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, a Penguin Random House Company.

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The Magician's Lie

2 ratings

Summary

Water for Elephants meets The Night Circus in The Magician's Lie, a debut novel in which the country's most notorious female illusionist stands accused of her husband's murder - and she has only one night to convince a small-town policeman of her innocence. The Amazing Arden is the most famous female illusionist of her day, renowned for her notorious trick of sawing a man in half on stage. One night in Waterloo, Iowa, with young policeman Virgil Holt watching from the audience, she swaps her trademark saw for a fire ax. Is it a new version of the illusion, or an all-too-real murder? When Arden's husband is found lifeless beneath the stage later that night, the answer seems clear. But when Virgil happens upon the fleeing magician and takes her into custody, she has a very different story to tell. Even handcuffed and alone, Arden is far from powerless - and what she reveals is as unbelievable as it is spellbinding. Over the course of one eerie night, Virgil must decide whether to turn Arden in or set her free...and it will take all he has to see through the smoke and mirrors.

©2015 Greer Macallister (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. First published in print by Sourcebooks Landmark.

Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
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The Time Hackers

1 rating

Summary

Ever open your locker and find that some joker has left something really weird inside? Seventh grader Dorso Clayman opens his and finds a dead body. Thirty seconds later, it disappears. It’s not the first bizarre thing that has appeared in his locker and then vanished. The ultimate gamesters have decided to make Dorso and his buddy Frank the target of some strange techno-practical jokes. They’ve hacked into the time line, and things from the past keep appearing in the present. Soon, the pranks aren’t funny anymore - they’re dangerous. Dorso and Frank have got to beat the time hackers at their own game and break the code, before they get lost in the past themselves. Gary Paulsen takes listeners on a wild ride through time in this hilarious adventure.

©2008 Gary Paulsen (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Gary Paulsen
Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
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Dragon Hack

1 rating

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Richard Royal has a hard life. He lives in a corrupt, church-controlled dystopia, his family is soon broken, and the only joy to be had comes from the escapism of his full-immersion gaming.  Introduced to a new and very illegal game, he finds himself in the body of a dragon, on a quest to find a dark and evil power to serve. But the game is more than it seems, and the dragon is more than a beast. Soon Rich's life is far, far more complicated than he ever expected. And the threats against him grow, both in-game and in realspace.  There is no path that will not lead to blasphemy. And the dark secrets revealed will change two worlds, before all is done....  A new litrpg saga, set in Threadbare's world of Generica Online.

©2019 Andrew Seiple (P)2020 Podium Audio

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
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Blur, Book 1

2 ratings

Summary

The isolated town of Beldon, Wisconsin, is shocked when a high school freshman’s body is found in Lake Algonquin. Just like everyone in the community, 16-year-old Daniel Byers believes that Emily Jackson’s death was accidental. But at her funeral, when he has a terrifying vision of her, his world begins to rip apart at the seams. Convinced that Emily’s appearance was more than just a mere hallucination, Daniel begins to look carefully into her death, even as he increasingly loses the ability to distinguish fantasy from reality. What’s real? What’s not? Where does reality end and madness begin? As Daniel struggles to find the truth, his world begins to crumble around him as he slips further and further into his own private blurred reality. Full of mind-bending twists and turns, Blur launches a new trilogy of young adult thrillers from Steven James, a master of suspense.

©2014 Steven James (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Steven James
Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
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The Illusory Prophet

Summary

What if you could paint with reality? Elijah Brighton can bring a girl back from the dead, travel outside his body, and absorb a lifetime of memories from anyone he touches in the fugue state. Everyone seems to think he's the prophet they're waiting for...including the girl he's falling in love with. The truth is, the fugue is bleeding over into reality, bringing his sketches to life and haunting him with visions of a girl in metal armor. She stabs him with her blade and denounces him as any prophet worth the name - and it's not like he disagrees. People who change the world generally aren't losing their minds. He just wants to hide out in his tent and kiss Kamali, but a vision of his death and an attack on the Human Resistance Movement convince him something bigger is coming. Maybe Augustus - the power-mad ascender he barely defeated. Maybe the Makers, a tinkering cult with their own kind of ascendance. But when his best friend Cyrus disappears, questions of destiny and prophethood will have to wait - because the fugue is always showing a version of the truth, and Eli must discover that truth before his terrifying visions become reality.

©2016 Susan Kaye Quinn (P)2017 Susan Kaye Quinn

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
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Blonde Date

3 ratings

Summary

A blind date. A nervous sorority girl. A mean-spirited fraternity prank. What could go wrong? As a sorority pledge, there are commandments that Katie Vickery must live by. One: Thou shalt not show up for the party without a date. Two: The guy shall be an athlete, preferably an upperclassman. Unfortunately, Katie just broke up with her jerkface football player boyfriend. Even worse, her last encounter with him resulted in utter humiliation. She'd rather hide under the bed than attend a party where he'll be. Yet staying home would mean letting him win. Enjoying herself was out of the question. She could only hope to get through the evening without her blind date noticing that he was spending the evening with a crazy person. Andrew Baschnagel is living proof that nice guys don't finish first. He's had his eye on Katie since the moment her long legs waltzed into his art history class. So when her roommate sets Andy up to be Katie's date, he'd be crazy to say no.

©2014 Sarina Bowen (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Author: Sarina Bowen
Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
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Mister Death's Blue-Eyed Girls

Summary

For maybe the first time in my whole life, I’m doing something really reckless. Beer. The nice kid is going to drink beer. Maybe the nice kid will get drunk. Maybe the nice kid will make out with somebody. Who knows what the nice kid might do on a warm, dark summer night? Tomorrow will be the last day of Nora’s junior year. Nora heads for the party in the park, laughing and chatting with her friends, eager to leave her usual quiet, careful self behind. Other kids are drinking beer, flirting, pairing off, dancing. Even the hostile presence of a jealous ex-boyfriend can’t spoil the fun. In a few hours, though, Mister Death will make his move. Nora hasn’t yet seen his shadow, but we know he’s getting ready. He’s the man who isn’t there, the man no one notices, and he has a rifle. And he’s going into the dark woods to use it. Nora and her classmates and their town will find out about him soon enough.

©2012 Mary Downing Hahn (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
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Take Down

Summary

Whoever says crime doesn't pay isn't doing it right. There are hundreds of casinos in Las Vegas, and Billy Cunningham knows how to rip off every one. His scams are a thing of beauty - so perfectly orchestrated that onlookers believe he and his crew are winning fair and square. In a town where bosses will kill to protect their profits, Billy can't afford to make mistakes, but even the best-laid plans can go wrong... Desperate to keep his team out of jail, Billy agrees to help stop a legendary family of thieves from taking down a casino. But he has no intention of breaking the cheater's code: never rat out your own kind. He's running his own con on the casino's psycho owner and his vicious, violent wife. Throw in a murderous drug dealer, a vengeful gaming agent, and the girl Billy's never forgotten, and this scam artist is playing for sky-high stakes: a cool eight million, and the chance to live long enough to spend it.

©2015 James Swain (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: James Swain
Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
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After Ever After

1 rating

Summary

Even though the cancer should be far behind him, Jeffrey still worries that it will return. He’s got normal teen stuff to deal with, too - friends, parents, girls, school. Normally, he’d ask his older brother, Steven, for advice. But Steven, always the trusty, responsible one, is finally rebelling and has taken off to Africa to join a drumming circle and “find himself”. Jeffrey feels abandoned. Meanwhile, his best friend, Tad, is hatching some kind of secretive, crazy plan involving eighth-grade graduation. And Lindsey Abraham, a way hot girl who is new to the school, thinks Jeffrey’s cute... which totally freaks him out. There’s a lot about life that cancer has prepared Jeffrey for, but there’s a lot that’s brand-new. Now it’s time for him to learn not only how to fight for himself but to stick up for the people he loves. Surprising and delightful at every turn, After Ever After is a real, tender, hopeful, and funny story about what happens when you stop surviving and start living again.

©2011 Jordan Sonnenblick (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
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A Power Renewed

4 ratings

Summary

Join the urban fantasy series that has people raving! Out of the smoldering ruins of the war in heaven Archangels Raphael and Michael cannot believe the agreement made between God and his morning star, Lucifer. Unwilling to either destroy the fallen angel or leave him with a free hand upon the world, God sets in motion a struggle that will span the millennia from creation to present day. Two Sentinels are invested with the ability to bend the laws of creation to their will and each represents the primal forces of order and chaos. Throughout the centuries, Micah ben Judah has shouldered the burden of keeping legions of unnatural creatures in check, but no more. The time has come for Raphael to renew the Sentinel’s power in another. He has found that successor in current day Atlanta. Kellan Thorne never thought he would ever have an angel come knocking. Sarcastic, irreverent, and prone to fits of profanity, Kellan is more at home making obscure references to Doctor Who and Star Wars than religious introspection. His life will change forever as the veil between worlds is torn free and he is placed at the center of a war of angels and demons in which he may be the biggest prize. Kellan must accept the power and burden of his own free will, but can Micah and Raphael keep him alive long enough to decide?

©2016 Robert W. Ross (P)2016 Robert W. Ross

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 10 hrs
Available on Audible
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Frost Like Night

1 rating

Summary

Game of Thrones meets Graceling in this shocking and action-packed fantasy - the highly anticipated final book in the New York Times best-selling Snow Like Ashes series. Angra is alive, his Decay is spreading - and no one is safe. Meira will do anything to save her world. With Angra trying to break through her mental defenses, she desperately needs to learn to control her own magic - so when the leader of a mysterious Order from Paisly offers to teach her, Meira jumps at the chance. But the true solution to stopping the Decay lies in a labyrinth deep beneath the Season Kingdoms. To defeat Angra, Meira will have to enter the labyrinth, destroy the very magic she's learning to control - and make the biggest sacrifice of all. Mather will do anything to save his queen. He needs to rally the Children of the Thaw, find Meira, and finally tell her how he really feels. But with a plan of attack that leaves no kingdom unscathed and a major betrayal within their ranks, winning the war and protecting Meira slip further and further out of reach. Ceridwen will do anything to save her people. Angra had her brother killed, stole her kingdom, and made her a prisoner. But when she's freed by an unexpected ally who reveals a shocking truth behind Summer's slave trade, Ceridwen must take action to save her true love and her kingdom, even if it costs her what little she has left. As Angra unleashes the Decay on the world, Meira, Mather, and Ceridwen must bring the kingdoms of Primoria together...or lose everything.

©2016 Sara Raasch (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Author: Sara Raasch
Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
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Scarlet Tides

20 ratings

Summary

The Moontide has come and the Leviathan Bridge stands open: now thrones will shake and hearts will be torn apart in a world at war.

A scarlet tide of Rondian legions is flooding into the East, led by the Inquisition’s windships flying the Sacred Heart, the bright banner of the Church's darkest sons. They are slaughtering and pillaging their way across Antiopia in the name of Emperor Constant. But the emperor's greatest treasure, the Scytale of Corineus, has slipped through his fingers and his ruthless Inquisitors must scour two continents for the artefact, the source of all magical power.

Against them are the unlikeliest of heroes. Alaron, a failed mage, the gypsy, Cymbellea, and Ramita, once just a lowly market-girl, have pledged to end the cycle of war and restore peace to Urte. East and West have clashed before, but this time, as secret factions and cabals emerge from the shadows, the world is about to discover that love, loyalty and truth can be forged into weapons as strong as swords and magic.

©2013 David Hair. Published by arrangement with Quercus Editions Ltd (UK). (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: David Hair
Length: 24 hrs and 11 mins
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Darkening Skies

1 rating

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A boy abandoned at an ancient school of warrior arts. A princess bartered away as a treaty bride. A lurking evil with the power to topple the world. Ji Yu Raijin is happy to live out his life serving his school, cultivating his life force, and learning the path of darkening skies, an ancient and noble warrior art - until the day comes when he has to choose: Remain true to the teachings of his path and allow his art to die out or commit an unforgivable sin and save the world. Second princess Shyong San Koida was born the only cripple in a dynasty of powerful warriors. With a broken life force, the only way Koida can contribute to her family’s empire is by sealing a strategic alliance to a barbarian leader with her hand in marriage. But hidden forces within the court conspire to stop the union and obliterate the Shyong San dynasty at all costs. At the intersection of the servant boy and the princess’s stories lies a secret, malignant art bent on destroying not only them, but the entire world. Darkening Skies is the first novel in the Path of the Thunderbird series, for fans of Wuxia, Xanxia, cultivation novels, demon beasts, and all styles of martial arts. Darkening Skies is written by Eden Hudson, enthusiastic but terrible martial arts student and best-selling author of Jubal Van Zandt and the litRPG fantasy Rogue Dungeon.

©2019 Shadow Alley Press Inc (P)2019 Shadow Alley Press Inc

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: eden Hudson
Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
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A Crucible of Order

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Kellan Thorne labors beneath the burden of Chaos he accepted in order to both save Shannon and destroy the previous Sentinel of Chaos. Now he is trapped in the brutal life of a slave and gladiator within Claudius’ Rome. Meanwhile, in 2020, Shannon McLeod Thorne struggles with both the loss of her husband and the responsibilities of being Creation’s new Sentinel of Order. Almost six months have passed since she pushed Kellan through the portal in Fingal’s Cavern, and she has begun to lose hope. However, like many times before, strange events conspire to cast light in dark places. The first glimmer comes from James Clinton and his AI friend Jarvis who believe they can break the code surrounding Kellan’s mysterious disappearance. Shannon, Meghan, and the Council of Havilah use this new found information to try and summon an enigmatic Mantle of unimaginable power. However, in doing so, they risk bringing down upon themselves the very Incarnation of Destruction. Even if they succeed in avoiding this Incarnation’s grasp and enlisting the Mantle’s help to retrieve Kellan from ancient Rome, how will his friends save the new Sentinel of Chaos from himself.

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

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
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The Catcher in the Rye: CliffsNotes

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This CliffsNotes study guide on J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, a graphical character map, critical commentaries, expanded glossaries, and a comprehensive index, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work. This study guide was written with the assumption that you have read The Catcher in the Rye. Reading a literary work doesn’t mean that you immediately grasp the major themes and devices used by the author; this study guide will help supplement your reading to be sure you get all you can from Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye. CliffsNotes Review tests your comprehension of the original text and reinforces learning with questions and answers, practice projects, and more. For further information on J.D. Salinger and The Catcher in the Rye, check out the CliffsNotes Resource Center at www.cliffsnotes.com.

©2000 Stanley P. Baldwin (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
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Who Killed Christopher Goodman?

Summary

Inspired by a tragic true event in his past, Allan Wolf examines the circumstances of one boy's inexplicable murder and the fateful summer leading up to it. Everybody likes Chris Goodman. Sure, he's a little odd. He wears those funny bell-bottoms and he really likes the word ennui and he shakes your hand when he meets you, but he's also the kind of guy who's always up for a good time, always happy to lend a hand. Everybody likes Chris Goodman, which makes it especially shocking when he's murdered. Here, in a stunning multi-voiced narrative - including the perspective of the fifteen-year-old killer - and based on a true and terrible crime that occurred when he was in high school, author Allan Wolf sets out to answer the first question that comes to mind in moments of unthinkable tragedy: how could a thing like this happen?

©2017 Allan Wolf, original book published by Candlewick Press. (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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A Warrior's Knowledge, Book 2

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With A Warrior's Path, Davis Ashura introduced fans to Arisa, an ancient world rich with history and myth where humanity struggles to survive the never-ending battle with the demon Suwraith and her hordes of Chimeras. Now Ashura's best-selling epic continues with A Warrior's Knowledge. Rukh Shektan and Jessira Grey struggle to reach the OutCaste city of Stronghold before winter's snow bars all passages. Their travels test Rukh's will and hope as Chimeras hound their footsteps, but the most difficult challenge proves to be Stronghold itself. The city is not as Jessira described. Rector Bryce and Mira Terrell form a reluctant alliance. Rector is forced to do the bidding of Dar'El Shektan - the man he betrayed - and works with Mira. They seek a means to bring down House Shektan's most bitter rival, Hal'El Wrestiva, the man responsible for Rukh's banishment. Meanwhile, Bree and Jaresh continue their search for the Sil Lor Kum. Danger lurks, and the withering knife murders continue as Hal'El Wrestiva, the SuDin of the Sil Lor Kum, furthers his own intentions. And high in the heavens and watching over the world is Suwraith. Her clouded mind is clear for the first time in millennia, and she makes her own plans. The sorrow bringer has learned of Stronghold's existence.

©2014 Davis Ashura (P)2015 Davis Ashura

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Davis Ashura
Length: 18 hrs and 25 mins
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Curse

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Don't miss this intriguing and climactic conclusion to the Blur Trilogy. As Daniel Byers prepares to attend a basketball camp before his senior year of high school, the terrifying blurs that've plagued him for the last nine months return. Dark images begin to haunt him - creatures crawling from the deepest pits of his nightmares, glimmers of chilling memories from his early childhood. But before he can unearth the meaning behind his mysterious hallucinations, Daniel must team up with two other extraordinary teens to save a young woman who has been abducted by a scientist obsessed with enacting his own warped form of justice. This atmospheric mystery picks up where Fury left off and takes listeners into the uncharted regions where reality and madness intertwine.

©2016 Steven James (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Steven James
Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
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Fury

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The disturbing visions that helped Daniel Byers solve a deadly mystery have finally quieted, and the sixteen-year-old basketball star is looking forward to things settling back to normal. But when his father mysteriously disappears, Daniel realizes that the key to finding his dad rests in deciphering his chilling hallucinations. Soon, long-buried secrets begin to surface, revealing clues that could help him locate his father. But as the past collides with the present and reality begins to blur around him, Daniel faces a race against time to save his dad before it's too late. Filled with pulse-pounding suspense, Fury continues the thrilling young adult Blur Trilogy from bestselling author Steven James.

©2015 Steven James (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Steven James
Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
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The Killer's Cousin

1 rating

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Edgar Award Winner, Best Young Adult, 1999 After 17-year-old David is forced to stand trial for his girlfriend's death, he is sent to live with his aunt and uncle and their young daughter, Lily, to avoid the media frenzy. But all is not well at his relatives' house. His aunt and uncle are not speaking to each other, and Lily seems dead set on making David's life a torment. And then there's the issue of their older daughter, Kathy, who died under mysterious circumstances a number of years back. As things with his family grow more and more tense, David starts to wonder: Is he the only one who's hiding something?

©2009 Nancy Werlin (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Nancy Werlin
Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
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Death's Too Short

Summary

Death's Too Short is a collection of nine terrifying zombie tales written by Lyle Perez-Tinics , author of The Undead That Saved Christmas and Dement. "Vigor After Death" "Broadcast of the Dead" "A Kid Named Layne" "Undead Side of the Moon" "The Gingerbreads" "Radio Dead" "Dead of Old" "Fire Fighter" "Walker" Step into a world that has been overrun by the living dead with Death's Too Short.

©2012 Lyle Perez-Tinics (P)2015 Lyle Perez-Tinics

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
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The God Peak

Summary

The thrilling speculative techno-science epic begun in Patrick Hemstreet's The God Wave continues in this explosive adventure in which a team of neuroscientists must face the consequences of playing God when the superhumans they've created threaten to annihilate humanity. They started with the best intentions.... Chuck Brenton had a simple idea: If brain waves can make the needles on an EEG machine move, why couldn't they be trained to move other things? He and mathematician Matt Streegman developed an astonishing program that enabled a group of highly select individuals - test subjects they called the Alphas - to use their brains to manipulate both physical and digital objects. Their goal was to increase man's potential and make the world safer. But when their secret program was discovered, the military stepped in to take control - and unwittingly began a battle that could spell the end of humankind. A trio of renegade Alphas have used their enhanced powers to take the world hostage. Though they say they want world peace, the rebels seem willing to sacrifice countless innocent lives to achieve their goals. Horrified by what he has unleashed, Chuck is determined to stop the monsters he's created, no matter the risks. Coming out of hiding, he and his team must wield their own burgeoning abilities to defeat the increasingly unstable superhuman terrorists. Yet not everyone believes what the Alphas are doing is wrong. A cadre of supporters sees them as the next phase in human evolution and is eager to watch them burn down society on their way to transcendence....

©2017 Patrick Hemstreet (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
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Notes from the Dog

Summary

Fourteen-year-old Finn is a loner, living with his dad and his amazing dog, Dylan. This summer, Finn is hoping for a job where he doesn’t have to talk to anyone except his buddy, Matthew. Then he meets Johanna, who’s living next door. She’s a graduate student in her 20s, cool and funny, and she treats Finn as an equal. Dylan thinks she’s great too. Johanna’s dealing with breast cancer, and Matthew and Finn help take care of her - and come to care for her. When she hires Finn to create a garden, his efforts backfire comically. But Johanna, and working in the garden, help Finn discover his hidden talent for connecting with people.

©2009 Gary Paulsen (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Gary Paulsen
Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
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Super Con

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An adrenaline rush of cons, grift, and murder in a town where deadly double-dealing is the name of the game. Master grifter Billy Cunningham has built a lucrative career conning a long list of Las Vegas casinos. In fact, he's never walked into one he couldn't rip off. Now he's scheming a "super con" with a gang of high-profile cheats - a one-time-only scam that could rake in a cool multi-million-dollar payday. All goes as planned until Chinese crime lord Broken Tooth strong-arms Billy into rigging the Super Bowl, too. Billy has no choice but to play ball. Broken Tooth has a special edge on him: blackmail. When someone on his own team betrays Billy, all bets are off. Both the super con and Super Bowl gambits are in jeopardy. And just who's scamming who? With kickoff time looming, it'll take a Hail Mary pass for Billy to grift the game and survive long enough to pull off the wildest double-cross-with-a-twist in Vegas history.

©2017 James Swain (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Blonde Over Blue words and music by Billy Joel © 1993 IMPULSIVE MUSIC. All Rights Administered by ALMO MUSIC CORP. All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission. Reprinted by Permission of Hal Leonard LLC.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: James Swain
Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
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A Wizard's Soul

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Kellan Thorne loves the Christmas season above all else. He plans a well-deserved rest consisting of parties with friends and watching Christmas classics with Shannon. The Sentinel definitely wants to avoid anything more supernatural than the spirits seen by Dicken's Ebenezer Scrooge. However, fate has different plans for Kellan and his Soulborn who find themselves swept up with gods, goddesses, and mantles of immense power. As the eternal battle between order and chaos continues to play out, Kellan quickly finds himself at odds with forces beyond both his understanding and ability to control. Lucifer weaves new webs of intrigue with which he seeks to entrap both Meghan and Juliet and pits Maurius against Kellan at every turn. New and familiar allies put their lives on the line as an enigmatic Druid from Kellan's past promises the Sentinel power sufficient to make both the mountains of heaven and caverns of hell quake with fear. Such tremendous strength comes at a price which Kellan and Shannon must decide if they are willing to pay. To safeguard all those he holds dear, Kellan must breach a celestial treasury sealed shut at the dawn of creation and pull forth a wizard's soul.

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

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
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Of Mice and Men: CliffsNotes

Summary

This CliffsNotes study guide on John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, and critical commentaries, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work. This study guide was written with the assumption that you have read Of Mice and Men. Reading a literary work doesn’t mean that you immediately grasp the major themes and devices used by the author; this study guide will help supplement you reading to be sure you get all you can from Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. CliffsNotes Review tests your comprehension of the original text and reinforces learning with questions and answers, practice projects, and more. For further information on John Steinbeck and Of Mice and Men, check out the CliffsNotes Resource Center at www.cliffsnotes.com.

©2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc. (P)2000 Susan Van Kirk

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
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The Dark Thorn

2 ratings

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Beneath the streets of Seattle, a long-forgotten war is about to be renewed...Richard McAllister, a spiritually destitute homeless man and Knight of the Yn Saith, protects one of seven portals linking his world to that of Annwn, where the fey Tuatha de Dannan of antiquity have been relegated by a long-running religious war. Unknown to Richard though, powerful forces are aligning against him and all he stands to keep safe. In the wilds of a discarded world, Philip Plantagenet, son of Henry II, moves to claim a birthright nine centuries in the making, one that drives him to eliminate the Tuatha de Dannan - at any cost to both worlds. In the halls of Vatican City, Cardinal Vicar Cormac Pell O'Connor schemes to control the Heliwr - the Unfettered Knight - one who possesses the great power known as the Dark Thorn. The three men are on a collision course with history - and their futures. For in the wilds of Annwn, death comes as easily as magic. Haunted by a past he can't forget and a knightly responsibility he can't shun, Richard is drawn into levels of machinations - and two worlds - far darker than any he has prepared for.

©2012 Shawn Speakman (P)2013 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
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Four Years Later

Summary

Over. That about sums up everything in my life. Suspended from my college football team and forced to cut back my hours at The District bar because of my crappy grades, I can’t keep turning to my sister, Fable, and her pro football–playing husband, Drew, to bail me out. I just can’t seem to find my own way. Weed and sex are irresistible temptations—and it’s messed up that I secretly hand over money to our junkie mom. A tutor is the last thing I want right now—until I get a look at her. Chelsea is not my type at all. She’s smart and totally shy. I’m pretty sure she’s even a virgin. But when she gives me the once-over with those piercing blue eyes, I’m really over. But in a different way. I won’t deny her ass is killer, but it’s her brain and the way she seems to crave love—like no one’s ever given her any—that make me want her more than any girl I’ve ever met. But what would someone as seemingly together as her ever see in a screwed-up guy like me?

©2014 Monica Murphy (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
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The Florentine Deception

1 rating

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A seemingly mundane computer cleanup leads to an electrifying quest for an enigmatic - and deadly - treasure in this gripping techno-thriller. After selling his dorm-room startup for millions and effectively retiring at the age of 25, Alex Fife is eager for a new challenge. When he agrees to clean up an old PC as a favor, he never expects to find the adventure of a lifetime waiting for him inside the machine. But as he rummages through old emails, Alex stumbles upon a startling discovery: The previous owner, a shady antiques smuggler, had been trying to unload a mysterious object known as the Florentine on the black market. And with the dealer's untimely passing, the Florentine is now unaccounted for and ripe for the taking. Alex dives headfirst into a hunt for the priceless object. What starts out as a seemingly innocuous pursuit quickly devolves into a nightmare when Alex discovers the true technological nature of the Florentine. Not just a lost treasure, it's something far more insidious: a weapon that could bring the developed world to its knees. Alex races through subterranean grottos, freezing morgues, and hidden cellars in the dark underbelly of Los Angeles, desperate to find the Florentine before it falls into the wrong hands. Because if nefarious forces find it first, there'll be nothing Alex - or anyone else - can do to prevent a catastrophic attack.

©2015 Carey Nachenberg; This edition published in 2015 by Open Road Integrated Media, Inc. (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
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Bull Street

Summary

When he’s recruited by Walker & Company, the most distinguished investment bank on Wall Street, starry-eyed MBA Richard Blum can’t believe his luck. Sadly, his fantasy world comes to a crashing end when he learns that some crooks have a taste for Gucci loafers and Saville Row suits. CEO Jack Grass and Mickey Steinberg, head of Mergers and Acquisitions, are running an insider trading ring right under his nose. Even worse, to keep the Feds off their trail, they made sure Richard appeared to be a key player. Richard approaches Harold Milner, the firm’s leading client who’s sorry he ever got dragged into this mire, and suggests they join forces to clear their names. Together with Kathy Cella, Richard’s new love and savvy colleague, they work out a way to put the SEC and Feds on the scent of the real scam artists. Is there time to execute the plan before they’re tossed into jail? Or will they be found out and murdered? As the plot intensifies, readers who enjoy suspense thrillers with gritty dialogue and whirlwind action will find this unique tour de force impossible to put down.

©2012 David Lender (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: David Lender
Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
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The Broken Bubble

Summary

Set in San Francisco in 1956, The Broken Bubble traces the ups and downs and ins and outs of four characters who are not quite sure of the lives they’re living. Jim Briskin, local radio DJ, his ex-wife Pat, the young married couple Art and Rachel Emmanual – all are acutely observed and sympathetically portrayed. Briskin is suspended from his job for refusing to read a particularly repellant ad, while Art foolishly gets mixed up in a group of absurd would-be revolutionaries. As they all get entangled and not quite disentangled with each other, it becomes apparent they are seeking only – in typical Dick fashion – to live more or less happily - if not ever after, then at least for a while. Modest as it may seem, it is an ambition very difficult to achieve.

©1988 by the estate of Philip K. Dick (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
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Simon Says: Tips for the Intrepid Time Traveler

2 ratings

Summary

A CHRONOS Files Novella Simon Rand's life isn't exactly linear, but he's okay with that. He was older than his mother when they first met, and he's traveled pretty much everywhere the CHRONOS key can take him. Much of his childhood was spent in the 1890s on the Cyrist Farm with his friend, Kiernan Dunne, but summer vacations meant hanging out with his grandfather in the 2020s, training to be Saul Rand's right-hand man, and fixing bits of history to help build Cyrist International. But that's just Simon's day job. His true passion is time tourism - jumping right smack into the middle of historical events to see what really happened. Sometimes, however, simply witnessing an event can change it, and when Simon and Kiernan investigate the death of Simon's teenage obsession, Marilyn Monroe, it may just unravel the history he knows and loves.

©2015 Rysa Enterprises, Inc (P)2016 Rysa Enterprises, Inc

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Rysa Walker
Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: CliffsNotes

Summary

The CliffsNotes study guide on Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, a graphical character map, critical commentaries, expanded glossaries, and a comprehensive index, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work. This study guide was written with the assumption that you have read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Reading a literary work doesn’t mean that you immediately grasp the major themes and devices used by the author; this study guide will help supplement your reading to be sure you get all you can from Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. CliffsNotes Review tests your comprehension of the original text and reinforces learning with questions and answers, practice projects, and more. For further information on The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, check out the CliffsNotes Resource Center at www.cliffsnotes.com. IN THIS AUDIOBOOK Learn about the Life and Background of the author Hear an Introduction to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Explore themes, character development, and recurring images in the Critical Commentaries Learn new words from the Glossary at the end of each Chapter Examine in-depth Character Analyses Acquire an understanding of Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer with Critical Essays Reinforce what you learn to further your study online at www.cliffsnotes.com

©2001 Wiley Publishing (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
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The Syndrome

Summary

A collection of Kingdom Keepers novellas perfect for fans of the series!

When Amanda travels east to Orlando on a hunch, she's met with the worst news possible. Kingdom Keeper Finn Whitman is missing. Calling on her own gift (she's telekinetic), her sister Jess' ability to dream the future, and their fellow Fairlie Mattie Weaver's unexplained ability to read minds through physical contact, the three gifted girls must navigate treachery, deception, and the stubborn, unwilling parents of the missing Keepers if they're to save their friends.

©2015 Page One, Inc (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk High School

Summary

This audiobook focuses on issues specific to high school age kids, ages 14-18. Teens in high school have mainly moved past worrying about puberty and cliques, so stories in this book cover topics of interest to older teens such as sports and clubs, religion and faith, driving, curfews, growing up, self-image and self-acceptance, dating and sex, family relationships, friends, divorce, illness, death, pregnancy, drinking, failure, and preparing for life after high school. High school students will find comfort and inspiration in the words of this audiobook, referring to it through all four years of their high school experience, like a portable support group.

©2011 Mark Victor Hansen & Jack Canfield (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Santa Claus vs. the Easter Bunny

Summary

Santa has it so easy: a workforce of elves to make the presents, a team of reindeer to deliver them, even a hi-tech factory! The Easter Bunny has to make and wrap all the chocolate eggs and deliver them all by himself. Now Bunny has had enough. But will his plan for a Christmas disaster turn into a Christmas delight?

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

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Dark Days

4 ratings

Summary

As the dead prey on the living… The end of the world has come not with a bang or a whimper, but with the guttural snarl of walking corpses hungry for human flesh. The "lucky" survivors flee an unstoppable virus spreading death and societal collapse across the globe. The living prey on one another…. As the rules of civilization crumble, a lawyer, a pilot, and a nurse become comrades-in-arms in the fight against extinction. But not every enemy wears a rotting face, and anyone who doesn’t have your back just might have your head. Humankind’s twilight is at hand, and these are indeed...dark days.

©2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc. (P)2010 Manel Loureiro

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
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Time's Echo

1 rating

Summary

Kiernan Dunne abandoned his family ties to help Kate fight the Cyrists, and he's never regretted that for one moment. But he doesn't understand why Kate can't remember that night in 1893 Chicago, when she turned back to face the killer chasing them through the smoky corridors of the World's Fair Hotel. Kate placed the CHRONOS key around his neck and made his eight-year-old self promise to wear it always, and that's a promise Kiernan has never broken. When Kate suddenly vanishes after a Cyrist-engineered time shift, that hidden medallion is Kiernan's only hope for finding her. He returns to the Cyrist fold to look for clues, but his search will lead him back to the question that has haunted him for years - what really happened after he left Kate at the World's Fair Hotel? This digital novella gives Timebound lovers a glimpse at Kate in another timeline and helps set the stage for Time's Edge, the second book in The CHRONOS Files Series, coming from Skyscape in October.

©2014 Rysa Walker (P)2014 Rysa Walker

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Rysa Walker
Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
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True Son

Summary

Powerful forces collide in this explosive conclusion to the middle-grade dystopian Psi Chronicles trilogy. Four months ago, Taemon was able to stave off an invasion by the Republik Army by using tricks to convince his enemies that the people of Deliverance still had the telekinetic ability known as psi. Now, though, the truth of his deception has come to light, and the Republik is preprared to mount another attack, led by General Sarin and his son, Gevri. Once an ally, Gevri is fuming over Taemon's perceived betrayal. Now that his father has put him in charge of a special archon unit, Gevri is ready to exact revenge on his foe - and, with Deliverance securely in the control of the Republik, to end the centuries-long war between the Republik and the Nau nation. Can Taemon - the supposed True Son and savior of Deliverance - find a way to save his people one last time?

©2015 Lana Krumwiede, original book published by Candlewick Press (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
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Archon

1 rating

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It’s been four months since Taemon got rid of psi, or telekinesis, in the secluded city of Deliverance. But rather than ushering in a new era of peace and prosperity, Taemon’s actions seem to have driven a deeper wedge between the people. Worse yet, Taemon soon discovers that he alone still has psi - a revelation that is sure to make him a target of the angry populace. With society in disarray, his mother in a coma, and a target on his back, Taemon decides to attempt to rescue his father, who’s rumored to have been kidnapped by the Republik. As Taemon and his friend Amma set out on the dangerous journey to the Republik, they soon find proof that old enemies are still out to get them - and that new enemies are preparing to attack. Will Taemon’s psi and his courage be enough to conquer the obstacles standing in the way of peace? As the powerless and powerful clash, allies and enemies are not always who they seem to be in this dynamic sequel to the dystopian novel Freakling.

©2013 Lana Krumwiede, original book published by Candlewick Press. (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
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The Outsiders: CliffsNotes

Summary

The CliffsNotes study guide on Hinton's The Outsiders supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, critical commentaries, expanded glossaries, and a comprehensive index, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work. This study guide was written with the assumption that you have read The Outsiders. Reading a literary work doesn’t mean that you immediately grasp the major themes and devices used by the author; this study guide will help supplement your reading to be sure you get all you can from Hinton's The Outsiders. CliffsNotes Review tests your comprehension of the original text and reinforces learning with questions and answers, practice projects, and more. For further information on Hinton's The Outsiders, check out the CliffsNotes Resource Center at www.cliffsnotes.com.

©2000 IDG Books Worldwide, Inc. Adaptation of original text © 2012 by Wiley Publishing, Inc. (P)2012 Brilliance Audio

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Janet Clark
Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
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1984

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This CliffsNotes study guide on George Orwell's 1984 supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, a graphical character map, critical commentaries, expanded glossaries, and a comprehensive index, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work. This study guide was written with the assumption that you have read 1984. Reading a literary work doesn’t mean that you immediately grasp the major themes and devices used by the author; this study guide will help supplement you reading to be sure you get all you can from Orwell's 1984. CliffsNotes Review tests your comprehension of the original text and reinforces learning with questions and answers, practice projects, and more. For further information on George Orwell and 1984, check out the CliffsNotes Resource Center at www.cliffsnotes.com.

©2011 Nikki Moustaki (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
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Queen of Stars

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Rigel has found a new home and new love in the Starlands, the magical realm responsible for his half-human, half-elfin heritage. But despite ridding the kingdom of horrific monsters and using his unequaled swordsmanship to help a new queen ascend to the throne, he has no time to savor these early victories. He’s been warned that if he remains in the Starlands much longer, his death is more than just likely - it’s inevitable. Now a deposed prince plots Queen Talitha’s ruin from the shadows while sending numerous assassins to claim Rigel’s life. Even worse, if Rigel and Talitha ever consummate their growing passion, it will only hasten the hero’s demise. Yet Rigel refuses to be cowed by visions of doom. With enemies closing in on all sides and traitors already in their midst, he and Talitha risk all to secure lasting peace in the kingdom...but will the cost prove too high?

©2013 Dave Duncan. P 2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Dave Duncan
Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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This CliffsNotes study guide on Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, a graphical character map, critical commentaries, expanded glossaries, and a comprehensive index, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work. This study guide was written with the assumption that you have read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Reading a literary work doesn’t mean that you immediately grasp the major themes and devices used by the author; this study guide will help supplement you reading to be sure you get all you can from Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. CliffsNotes Review tests your comprehension of the original text and reinforces learning with questions and answers, practice projects, and more. For further information on Mark Twain and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, check out the CliffsNotes Resource Center at www.cliffsnotes.com.

©2000 Robert Bruce (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
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Call the Shots

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And...action! As the uproarious trio returns, sensitive Sean takes the spotlight - scripting a low-low-budget film while fielding unexpected female fans. Coop is cooking up another sure-misfire scheme (big surprise), and this time the comedy plays out from Sean’s point of view. What’s the new master plan? Making a cheapo horror movie guaranteed to make Coop, Sean, and Matt filthy rich! It’s a terrible idea, and Sean knows it. But he actually is desperate for cash - and for a way to wipe that big fat L off his girlfriend-less forehead. But when he agrees to write a script about the attack of zombie-vampire humanzees, he has no idea just how powerful a chick magnet this movie will be. Suddenly Sean is juggling not one but three interested ladies. There’s his accidental-girlfriend-turned-psychotic-stalker, Evelyn. There’s the wicked hot actress from drama class, Leyna, who seems willing to do anything to land the starring role. And even his twin sister’s gothed-out best friend, Nessa, is looking at Sean in a whole new way. Will any of them wind up as Sean’s true leading lady? Will Sean stop being a doormat and finally start calling the shots?

©2012 Don Calame (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Don Calame
Length: 10 hrs
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The Love Killings

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For the past six weeks, LAPD detective Matt Jones has been recovering from the wrong end of a hit man's bullet. Before he can look for payback, Jones finds himself enlisted in the manhunt for an old foe. Dr. George Baylor, the serial killer who escaped after murdering three coeds in LA, resurfaces on the East Coast. This time, an entire family has been slaughtered in their home outside Philadelphia, and the doctor's fingerprints are all over the crime scene. With panic rising, the FBI seeks Jones's help, and the hunt for this brutal mass killer is on. But so is the hunt for the man who paid to have Jones shot. When a second family is found murdered, the search for the killer becomes frantic, and Jones's shocking personal history explodes before his eyes. With his two missions welded together as one, Jones enters the madman's world - a place of unimaginable terror - and hopes that if he survives, he can find his way out.

©2016 Robert Ellis (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Author: Robert Ellis
Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
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A Tale of Two Gardens

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It's been slightly over a year since Kellan Thorne first accepted the Sentinel's mantel, and its power was renewed in him. He thought destroying an Arch Demon and banishing his Chaotic opposite would have brought him more respite than it did. Now Creation itself is under threat, by a Cabal of Angels and Demons who have found a way to shatter the foundational pillars of Time itself. This dire warning is brought to the young Sentinel by an unlikely messenger, who risks all to enlist the aid of God's unchecked hand on the world. Kellan must decide if he will stay true to his dead master's teachings and oppose all unnatural beings, or risk everything by trusting that they might rise above their natures in defense of a common threat. This sets off a whirlwind effort that crosses both centuries and miles, as Kellan, Shannon, Meghan, and new allies try desperately to stay one step ahead of the Cabal. Their efforts will take them back to medieval Scotland and through modern day Egypt, Ethiopia, and Vatican City. Along the way, Kellan will face new threats and form new alliances as his motley crew does its best to prevent the Cabal from destroying all our yesterdays.

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

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
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Lord of the Flies: CliffsNotes

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The CliffsNotes study guide on William Golding's Lord of the Flies supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, and critical commentaries, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work. This study guide was written with the assumption that you have read Lord of the Flies. Reading a literary work doesn’t mean that you immediately grasp the major themes and devices used by the author; this study guide will help supplement your reading to be sure you get all you can from Golding's Lord of the Flies. CliffsNotes Review tests your comprehension of the original text and reinforces learning with questions and answers, practice projects, and more. For further information on William Golding and Lord of the Flies, check out the CliffsNotes Resource Center at www.cliffsnotes.com.

©2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.; 2000 Wiley Publishing, Inc. Adaptation of original text © 2011 by Wiley Publishing, Inc.

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
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