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On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old

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From beloved and best-selling author Parker J. Palmer (Let Your Life Speak, The Courage to Teach, Healing the Heart of Democracy) comes a brave and beautiful book of reflections on eight decades of life and work. Reframing aging as "a passage of discovery and engagement", Palmer says, "Old is just another word for nothing left to lose, a time to take bigger risks on behalf of the common good." On the Brink of Everything is not a "guide to" or "handbook for" getting old. Instead, it's Palmer turning the prism of insight on his experience as a way of encouraging listeners to do the same with theirs. In elegant prose and lyrical poetry, he offers a set of meditations on the meanings of one's life - past, present, and future.  “The laws of nature that dictate the sunset dictate our demise," Palmer writes. "But how we travel the arc between our own sunrise and sundown is ours to choose: will it be denial, defiance, or collaboration?" With gravity and levity, compassion and chutzpah, Palmer writes about cultivating a robust inner and outer life, a sense of meaning and purpose amid pain as well as joy, and the intergenerational relations that enhance the lives of young and old alike. Here's a book not only for elders but also for those younger folks we call "old souls". And this book sings! It includes three songs by Palmer's longtime friend and colleague, singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer, written in response to themes in the book.  Palmer and Newcomer hope to engage listeners in an ongoing conversation about what Howard Thurman called "the growing edge" of our personal and public lives. Ultimately, Palmer sees age as a precious gift: "The fact that I've come this far makes me one of the lucky ones." Surprised by the fact that he likes being old, he writes, "Welcome to the brink of everything. It takes a lifetime to get here, but the stunning view and the wake-up breeze in your face make it worth the trip."

©2018 Parker J. Palmer (P)2018 Parker J. Palmer

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Angles of Attack

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The alien forces known as the Lankies are gathering on the solar system's edge, consolidating their conquest of Mars and setting their sights on Earth. The far-off colony of New Svalbard, cut off from the rest of the galaxy by the Lanky blockade, teeters on the verge of starvation and collapse. The forces of the two Earth alliances have won minor skirmishes but are in danger of losing the war. For battle-weary staff sergeant Andrew Grayson and the ragged forces of the North American Commonwealth, the fight for survival is entering a catastrophic new phase. Forging an uneasy alliance with their Sino-Russian enemies, the NAC launches a hybrid task force on a long shot: a stealth mission to breach the Lanky blockade and reestablish supply lines with Earth. Plunging into combat against a merciless alien species that outguns, outmaneuvers, and outfights them at every turn, Andrew and his fellow troopers could end up cornered on their home turf, with no way out and no hope for reinforcement. And this time the struggle for humanity's future can end only in either victory or annihilation.

©2015 Marko Kloos (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
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Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box

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This third edition of an international best-seller - more than two million copies sold worldwide and translated into 33 languages - details how its powerful insights on motivation, conflict, and collaboration can benefit organizations as well as individuals.    Since its original publication in 2000, Leadership and Self-Deception has become an international word-of-mouth phenomenon. Rather than tapering off, it sells more copies every year. The guide's central insight - that the key to leadership lies not in what we do, but in who we are - has proven to have powerful implications not only for organizational leadership but in listeners’ personal lives as well.    Leadership and Self-Deception uses an entertaining story everyone can relate to about a man facing challenges at work and at home to expose the fascinating ways we blind ourselves to our true motivations and unwittingly sabotage the effectiveness of our own efforts to achieve happiness and increase happiness. We trap ourselves in a “box” of endless self-justification.   Most importantly, the audiobook shows us the way out. Listeners will discover what millions already have learned - how to consistently tap into and act on their innate sense of what’s right, dramatically improving all of their relationships.   This third edition includes new research about the self-deception gap in organizations and the keys to closing this gap. The authors offer guidance for how to assess the in-the-box and out-of-the-box mind-sets in yourself and in your organization. It also includes a sample of Arbinger’s latest best-seller, The Outward Mindset.

©2018 Arbinger Properties, LLC (P)2018 Arbinger Properties, LLC

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
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Top Cases of the FBI, Volume 2

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From underworld gangsters to homegrown terrorists, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has tracked down and arrested some of the most infamous felons in history.

In this second volume of Top Cases of the FBI, RJ Parker includes more recent and illustrious cases broken down into major criminal categories: organized crime and gangsters, counterintelligence/espionage, violent crime/major thefts/bank robberies, civil rights, white-collar crime, and terrorism.

Some of the more notorious investigations detailed in the book include: Black Dahlia, Hurricane Katrina fraud, American traitor Robert Hanssen, Undercover FBI Agent Joseph Pistone, the KKK, and the anthrax attacks post-9/11.

©2017 RJ Parker Publishing (P)2017 RJ Parker Publishing

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Author: RJ Parker
Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
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The Immortal Series: Volumes 1-3

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The first three books in the Immortal Series, in one box set! Book one: Immortal Surviving sixty thousand years takes cunning and more than a little luck. But in the twenty-first century, Adam confronts new dangers - someone has found out what he is, a demon is after him, and he has run out of places to hide. Worst of all, he has had entirely too much to drink. Immortal is a first person confessional penned by a man who is immortal, but not invincible. In an artful blending of sci-fi, adventure, fantasy, and humor, Immortal introduces us to a world with vampires, demons, and other “magical” creatures, yet a world without actual magic. Book two: Hellenic Immortal An oracle has predicted the sojourner’s end, which is a problem for Adam insofar as he has never encountered an oracular prediction that didn’t come true...and he is the sojourner. To survive, he’s going to have to figure out what a beautiful ex-government analyst, an eco-terrorist, a rogue FBI agent, and the world’s oldest religious cult all want with him, and fast. And all he wanted when he came to Vegas was to forget about a girl. And maybe have a drink or two. Book three: Immortal at the Edge of the World In his very long life, Adam had encountered only one person who seemed to share his longevity: the mysterious red-haired woman. She appeared throughout history, usually from a distance, nearly always vanishing before he could speak to her. In his last encounter, she actually did vanish - into thin air, right in front of him. The question was how did she do it? To answer, Adam will have to complete a quest he gave up on a thousand years earlier, for an object that may no longer exist. If he can find it, he might be able to do what the red-haired woman did, and if he can do that, maybe he can find her again and ask her who she is...and why she seems to hate him.

©2019 Gene Doucette (P)2019 Gene Doucette

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Length: 29 hrs and 54 mins
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Summary and Analysis of The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness by Jeff Olson

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Learn About the Slight Edge That Will Bring Success and Happiness into Your Life in a Fraction of the Time It Takes to Read the Actual Book! In the first chapter, Jeff Olson introduces his readers to the idea that every single person on this planet has the potential to turn either into a poor, unsuccessful beach bum or into a successful entrepreneur with a huge balance in his bank account. He tells his own story - about how he went from failure to success to another failure, how he slowly learned that failure and success both happen for the same reason, and that this one single reason can work either for or against you, depending on how you use it. Listeners are motivated by listening on because they would like to know more about the idea that people have complete control over the directions their lives are taking. Here is a preview of what you'll learn when you download your copy today: How successful people do things differently The reason why small actions produce the biggest rewards How to incorporate self-discipline into your life Download your copy today!

©2014, 2015, 2016 Summary Station (P)2016 Nate Needham Split Royalty

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The Frequency of Aliens

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Annie Collins is back! Becoming an overnight celebrity at age 16 should have been a lot more fun. Yes, there were times when it was extremely cool, but when the newness of it all wore off, Annie Collins was left with a permanent security detail and the kind of constant scrutiny that makes the college experience especially awkward. Not helping matters: she’s the only kid in school with her own pet spaceship. She would love it if things found some kind of normal, but as long as she has control of the most lethal - and only - interstellar vehicle in existence, that isn’t going to happen. Worse, things appear to be going in the other direction. Instead of everyone getting used to the idea of the ship, the complaints are getting louder. Public opinion is turning, and the demands that Annie turn over the ship are becoming more frequent. It doesn’t help that everyone seems to think Annie is giving them nightmares. Nightmares aren’t the only weird things going on lately. A government telescope in California has been abandoned, and nobody seems to know why. The man called on to investigate - Edgar Somerville - has become the go-to guy whenever there’s something odd going on, which has been pretty common lately. So far, nothing has panned out: no aliens or zombies or anything else that might be deemed legitimately peculiar...but now may be different, and not just because Ed can’t find an easy explanation. This isn’t the only telescope where people have gone missing, and the clues left behind lead back to Annie. It all adds up to a new threat that the world may just need saving from, requiring the help of all the Sorrow Falls survivors. The question is: are they saving the world with Annie Collins, or are they saving it from her? The Frequency of Aliens is the exciting sequel to The Spaceship Next Door.

©2017 Gene Doucette (P)2017 Gene Doucette

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
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Immortal: Last Call

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"I’m something like 60,000 years old, and I’ve probably thought more about my own death than any living being has thought about any subject, ever. I used to be unduly preoccupied with what might constitute a “good death”, although interestingly, this has always been an after-the-fact analysis. What I mean is, following a near-death experience, I’ll generally perform a quiet review of the circumstances and judge whether that death would have been objectively good, by whatever metric one uses for that kind of thing. I’m not nearly that self-reflective while in the midst of said near-death experience. Facing death, the predominant thought is always not like this.”  A disease threatening the lives of everyone - human and nonhuman - has been loosed upon the world by an archenemy Adam didn’t even know he had.  That’s just the first of his problems. Adam’s also in jail, facing multiple counts of murder, at least a few of which are accurate. He may never see the inside of a courtroom because there remains a bounty on his head - put there by the aforementioned archenemy - that someone is bound to try to collect while he’s stuck behind bars. Meanwhile, Adam’s sitting on some tantalizing evidence that there might be a cure, but to find it, he’s going to have to get out of jail, get out of the country, and track down the man responsible. He can’t do any of that alone, but he also can’t rely on any of his nonhuman friends for help...not when they’re all getting sick.  What he needs is a particularly gifted human, who can do things no other human is capable of. He knows one such person. He calls himself a fixer, and he’s Adam’s - and possibly the world’s - last hope. That’s provided he believes any of it. Immortal: Last Call is the sixth book in The Immortal Series, and also the end of a long journey for one immortal man.

©2020 Gene Doucette (P)2020 Gene Doucette

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
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Planet Pluto

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Winner of the Sci-fi Publishers Weekly Booklife Prize. An adventure three billion miles from Earth. On August 25, 2012, the Voyager 1 probe crossed into interstellar space. It contained a "golden record" with sounds, pictures, and greetings from Earth. On March 15, 2013, NASA received a transmission from the spacecraft that said: "Hello. We received your golden record. Let's meet." Now, internationally best-selling author B.C. Chase invites you on a daring first contact mission into deep space with five intrepid astronauts, one spunky cosmonaut, and a 75-year-old truck driver. "Compulsively readable... Packed with mysteries and surprises... Enough detail to thrill fans of The Martian." (Hugo award-winning author Tim Pratt) Previously published as Pluto's Ghost. This edition, dedicated to the team that launched the New Horizons probe, contains an interview with the author from Publishers Weekly Booklife. "Irreverent humor...Vivid...Memorable...As original as it can get." (Publishers Weekly critic) "Planet Pluto is a compulsively readable, twisty first-contact tale about a voyage from Earth to the edge of the solar system to meet mysterious aliens. The protagonist is an engagingly irascible elderly truck driver the aliens wanted along for reasons of their own, and his cranky-but-charming voice provides an excellent grounding for a tale full of physical, mechanical, and moral disasters. Planet Pluto is packed with mysteries and surprises, and filled with enough interesting engineering detail to thrill fans of The Martian." (Tim Pratt, best-selling author) "A fast-paced, exciting, and suspenseful thriller that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Four of four stars." (Onlinebookclub.org) "Sometimes different is better. That's the case here.... Fast and fun." (The Oklahoman) "Chase has the raw talent for writing, and the way he's able to put you right inside the main character's head is fantastic." (Scifiandscary.com) B.C. Chase is the internationally best-selling author of the Paradeisia Trilogy, which critics have hailed as one of the greatest franchises of our time. His electrifying talent for combining the latest in scientific breakthroughs with edge-of-your-seat thrills has earned him a reputation as a master of suspense. Amazon has named him among its top 10 sci-fi authors. Visit the official website at bcchase.com for a chance to win free books. "Chase's clean, flowing prose and bright sense of humor liven up a tale." (Publishers Weekly critic)

©2020 B.C. Chase (P)2020 B.C. Chase

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Author: B.C. Chase
Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
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Zero

Summary

Eighteen terrorists. Hundreds of hostages. Three good men and US Special Forces operative Zeb Carter. Terrorists have captured a high profile hotel in Washington D.C and have complete control over hundreds of hostages. They are experienced, efficient, ruthless, and are working to a plan; a plan that involves mass execution. The hostages include US Special Forces operative Zeb Carter, who was dining in the hotel with friends when the terrorists attacked. Zeb is experienced, efficient, ruthless when he has to be, and has no plan. His goal is to survive; his dying can be fatal for the hostages because the killing is only the beginning.

©2016 Ty Patterson (P)2016 Ty Patterson

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Author: Ty Patterson
Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
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Immortal and the Island of Impossible Things

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New, from the best-selling author of The Spaceship Next Door! "I thought I'd miss the world." - Adam the Immortal Adam is on vacation in an island paradise, with nothing to do and plenty of time to do nothing. It's exactly what he needed: beautiful weather, beautiful girlfriend, plenty of books to read, and alcohol to drink. Most importantly, either nobody on the island knows who he is, or, nobody cares. "This probably sounds boring, and maybe it is. It's possible I have no compass to help determine boring, or maybe I have a different threshold than most people. From my perspective, though, the vast majority of human history has been boring, by which I mean nothing happened, and sure, that can be dull. On the other hand, nothing happening includes nobody trying to kill anybody, and specifically, nobody trying to kill me. That's the kind of boring a guy can get behind." - Adam the Immortal Nothing last forever, though, and that includes the opportunity to do nothing. One day, unwelcome visitors arrive in secret, with impossible knowledge of impossible events, and then the impossible things arrive: a new species. It's all impossible, especially to the immortal man who thought he'd seen all there was to see in the world. Now, Adam is going to have to figure out what's happening and make things right before he and everyone he loves ends up dead in the hot sun of this island paradise. Immortal and the Island of Impossible Things is the fourth book in Gene Doucette's acclaimed Immortal novel series, and the start of a new adventure for Adam the Immortal man! Catch up on all that's come before with Immortal, Hellenic Immortal, Immortal at the Edge of the World, and the novellas in The Immortal Chronicles and Immortal Stories: Eve.

©2016 Gene Doucette (P)2017 Gene Doucette

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
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Fixer Redux

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Someone’s altering the future, and it isn’t Corrigan Bain.  Corrigan Bain was retired. It wasn’t something he ever thought he’d be able to do. The problem was that the job he wanted to retire from wasn’t actually a job at all: Nobody paid him to do it, and nobody else did it. With very few exceptions, nobody even knew he was doing it.  Corrigan called himself a fixer, because he fixed accidents that were about to happen. It was complicated and unrewarding, and even though doing it right meant saving someone, he didn’t enjoy it. He couldn’t stop - he thought - because there would always be accidents, and he would never find someone to take over as fixer. Anyone trying would have to be capable of seeing the future, like he did, and that kind of person was hard to find. Still, he did it. He’s never been happier. His girlfriend, Maggie Trent of the FBI, has not retired. Her task force just shut down the most dangerous domestic terrorist cell in the country, and she’s up for an award, and a big promotion. Everything’s going their way now, and the future looks even brighter. Unfortunately, that future is about to blow up in their faces...literally. And somehow, Corrigan Bain, fixer, the man who can see the future, is taken completely by surprise. Fixer Redux is the long-awaited sequel to Fixer. Catch up with Corrigan as he tries to understand a future that no longer makes sense.

©2019 Gene Doucette (P)2019 Gene Doucette

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
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The Immortal Chronicles, Volumes 1 - 5

Summary

Adam has a lot of stories to tell, which is fair given he's been alive for over sixty-thousand years. All of the stories are interesting, many involve alcohol, and five are collected for the first time in The Immortal Chronicles! The books in this collection take Adam from the Barbary Coast of the 1500's, to England at the turn of the 19th century, Vienna of 1815, Chicago in the 1930's, and 1950's New York. He spends time with pirates and assassins, a succubus, a shape-shifting monster, a madman who can see the future, and Santa Claus. The Immortal Chronicles is an ongoing series of novellas from Adam, the star narrator of the Immortal Novel trilogy.

©2014, 2016 Gene Doucette (P)2017 Gene Doucette

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
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Fixer

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As a child, he dreamed of being a superhero. Most people never get to realize their childhood dreams, but Corrigan Bain has come close. He is a fixer. His job is to prevent accidents - to see the future and "fix" things before people get hurt. But the ability to see into the future, however limited, isn't always so simple. Sometimes not everyone can be saved. "Don't let them know you can see them." Graduate students from a local university are dying, and former lover and FBI agent Maggie Trent is the only person who believes their deaths aren't as accidental as they appear. But the truth can only be found in something from Corrigan Bain's past, and he's not interested in sharing that past, not even with Maggie. To stop the deaths, Corrigan will have to face up to some old horrors, confront the possibility that he may be going mad, and find a way to stop a killer no one can see. Corrigan Bain is going insane...or is he? Because there's something in the future that doesn't want to be seen. It isn't human. It's got a taste for mayhem. And it is very, very angry. By the author of the Immortal series and The Spaceship Next Door.

©2013 Gene Doucette (P)2017 Gene Doucette

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
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Immortal from Hell

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Not all of Adam’s stories have happy endings. “Paris is romantic, and quests are cool. But the threat of a global pandemic kind of sours the whole thing. The good news was if all life on Earth were felled by a plague, it looked like this one could take me out, too. It’d be pretty lonely otherwise.” - Adam the Immortal When Adam decides to leave the safety of the island, it’s for a good reason: Eve, the only other immortal on the planet, appears to be dying, and nobody seems to understand why. But when Adam - with his extremely capable girlfriend Mirella - tries to retrace Eve’s steps, he discovers a world that’s a whole lot deadlier than he remembered. Adam is supposed to be dead. He went through a lot of trouble to fake that death, but now that he’s back, it’s clear someone remains unconvinced. That wouldn’t be so terrible, except that whoever it is, they have a great deal of influence and an abiding interest in ensuring that his death sticks this time around. Adam and Mirella will have to figure out how to travel halfway across the world in secret, with almost no resources or friends. The good news is Adam solved the travel problem a thousand years earlier. The bad news is one of his oldest assumptions will turn out to be untrue.  Immortal from Hell is the darkest entry in the Immortal series.

©2018 Gene Doucette (P)2019 Gene Doucette

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
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Last Train

Summary

Going back is never easy. As he takes his final trip home, Samuel Wrightman thinks about the life he left behind in Bloomsdale, Georgia. Home. The memories, a mix of happiness and pain, are all he has left of the quiet little town. His mom, dad, and friends are all gone now. He remembers the good times he had working for his father and the quiet respect they had for each other. He recalls the horrific events of World War II and the feeling of never truly returning to the life he knew before. And Annie. Beautiful Annie is never far from his mind.

©2016 Perry Kincaid (P)2016 Shadow Max Publishing

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
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Talking on Air

Summary

Talking on Air: A Broadcaster's Life in Sports highlights the 40-year career of Ken Coleman. The audiobook details a broadcasting life seen not only from inside the booth, but also from inside the minds and throughout the experiences of many of sports' greatest names.

©2000 Ken Coleman and Dan Valenti (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
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From Mindfulness to Heartfulness

Summary

Mindfulness has become a mainstay of modern life. Millions have found it to be a powerful tool for reducing stress, enhancing attention, and instilling tranquility - but Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu insists it can be so much more. As mindfulness has moved from East to West, Murphy-Shigematsu believes something has been lost in translation. The utilitarian approach has widened its appeal but narrowed its potential. From years of practice, he's discovered mindfulness is not just a way to clear your head - it can transform you and make you more fully awake, alive, and aware of your connection to all beings. Heartfulness consists of mindfulness, compassion, and responsibility. Its eight principles - beginner's mind, vulnerability, authenticity, connectedness, listening, acceptance, gratitude, and service - are ways of realizing the original intent and full possibilities of mindfulness practice. Underlying it all is Murphy-Shigematsu's strong belief that the deepest expression of an awakened mind is found in our relation to others. He uses stories from his own life as the son of an Irish immigrant father and a Japanese mother, a professor in Japan and America, a psychotherapist, a father, and a husband to encourage each of us to reflect on how these principles can be manifested in our daily lives. There is too much mind in mindfulness today. It shouldn't just be about thinking and relaxing - Murphy-Shigematsu shows us how much more enlightening an experience it can be when we add caring and a concern for our fellow beings to the practice.

©2018 Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu (P)2018 Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu

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Immortal

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Surviving 60,000 years takes cunning and more than a little luck. But in the 21st century, Adam confronts new dangers - someone has found out what he is, a demon is after him, and he has run out of places to hide. Worst of all, he has had entirely too much to drink. Immortal is a first person confessional penned by a man who is immortal, but not invincible. In an artful blending of sci-fi, adventure, fantasy, and humor, Immortal introduces us to a world with vampires, demons and other magical creatures, yet a world without actual magic. At the center of the book is Adam. Adam is a 60,000 year old man. He doesn't age or get sick, but is otherwise entirely capable of being killed. His survival has hinged on an innate ability to adapt, his wits, and a fairly large dollop of luck. He makes an excellent guide through history, when he's sober.

©2010 Gene Doucette (P)2016 Gene Doucette

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
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The Spaceship Next Door

19 ratings

Summary

The world changed on a Tuesday. When a spaceship landed in an open field in the quiet mill town of Sorrow Falls, Massachusetts, everyone realized humankind was not alone in the universe. With that realization everyone freaked out for a little while. Or almost everyone. The residents of Sorrow Falls took the news pretty well. This could have been due to a certain local quality of unflappability, or it could have been that in three years the ship did exactly nothing other than sit quietly in that field, and nobody understood the full extent of this nothing the ship was doing better than the people who lived right next door. Sixteen-year-old Annie Collins is one of the ship's closest neighbors. Once upon a time she took every last theory about the ship seriously, whether it was advanced by an adult or by a peer. Surely one of the theories would be proven true - if not several of them - the very minute the ship decided to do something. Annie is starting to think this will never happen. One late August morning, a little over three years since the ship landed, Edgar Somerville arrived in town. Ed's a government operative posing as a journalist, which is obvious to Annie - and pretty much everyone else he meets - almost immediately. He has a lot of questions that need answers, because he thinks everyone is wrong: The ship is doing something, and he needs Annie's help to figure out what that is. Annie is a good choice for tour guide. She already knows everyone in town, and when Ed's theory is proven correct - something is apocalyptically wrong in Sorrow Falls - she's a pretty good person to have around. As a matter of fact, Annie Collins might be the most important person on the planet. She just doesn't know it. The Spaceship Next Door is the latest novel from Gene Doucette, best-selling author of The Immortal Trilogy, Fixer, The Immortal Chronicles, and Immortal Stories: Eve.

©2015 Gene Doucette (P)2016 Gene Doucette

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
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Believe in People

3 ratings

Summary

This program is read by Steve Carlson and Charles Koch with contributions from Social Entrepreneurs working in collaboration with the Stand Together organization. A surprising take on how you can help tackle the really big problems in society - from one of America’s most successful entrepreneurs. People are looking for a better way. Towering barriers are holding millions of people back, and the institutions that should help everyone rise are not doing the job. Crumbling communities. One-size fits all education. Businesses that rig the economy. Public policy that stifles opportunity and emboldens the extremes. As a result, this country is quickly heading toward a two-tiered society. Today’s challenges call for nothing short of a paradigm shift - away from a top-down approach that sees people as problems to be managed, toward bottom-up solutions that empower everyone to realize their potential and foster a more inclusive society. Such a shift starts by asking: What would it mean to truly believe in people? Businessman and philanthropist Charles Koch has devoted his life to answering that question. Learn what he’s discovered during his 60-year career to help you apply the principles of empowerment in your life, in your business, and in society. By learning from the social movements and applying the principles that have enabled social progress throughout history, Koch has achieved more than he dreamed possible - building one of the world’s most successful companies and founding Stand Together, one of America’s most innovative philanthropic communities. Stand Together CEO Brian Hooks and Koch show how the only way to solve the really big problems - from poverty and addiction to harmful business practices and destructive public policy - is for each and every one of us to find and take action in our unique role as part of the solution. Full of compelling examples of what works - including several first-person accounts from individuals whose lives have been transformed - Koch and Hooks’ refreshing approach promotes partnership instead of partisanship and speaks to people from different perspectives and all walks of life. They show that no injustice is too tough to overcome if you share a deep belief in people, are willing to unite with anyone to do right, and work to empower others from the bottom up.  A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press "If you don't believe in people, what do you believe in? This is a provocative book for the moment. Highly recommended." (Ryan Holiday, number one New York Times best-selling author of The Obstacle Is the Way and The Daily Stoic)

©2020 Charles G. Koch and Brian Hooks (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
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An Ace and a Pair

1 rating

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Detective John Stone of the NYPD has the best arrest record in the 43rd precinct. But he’s a dinosaur who belongs to another age. Detective Carmen Dehan has such a bad attitude that nobody at the precinct can stomach her. Captain Jennifer Cuevas wants them both out of the way and thinks they make a perfect pair. So she gives them the cold cases file – the cases nobody gives a damn about. She has no idea just how hot a cold case can get. Ten years back, Nelson Hernandez and his four cousins were playing poker in a dive at Hunts Point. Somebody came in, blew them away, and beheaded and castrated Nelson, leaving his head and his balls on the table. There was no shortage of suspects, the Jersey Mob, the Triads from Manhattan, or the 43rd's own bent cop, Mick Harragan. But nobody was ever charged, and the night of the murder Mick Harragan went missing with Nelson’s wife, Maria. Now Stone and Dehan plan to find him – whatever the consequences....

©2017 Blake Banner (P)2017 Blake Banner

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Author: Blake Banner
Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
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Immortal at Sea

Summary

"If you've been around for long enough, you're bound to experience a few unpleasant things: fires, earthquakes, avalanches, volcanoes, sometimes all on the same afternoon. Boats, I can tell you from first-hand experience, sink. A lot. Sometimes it's because whoever made the boat for you made a crappy boat. Maybe you made a crappy boat. There is also the occasional psychotically malevolent storm that doesn't care how well designed your boat is. When you encounter something like that, and the thing you were relying upon to keep you alive ends up sinking, you really want to know you're not too far from the safety of solid ground. Oh, and here's another thing to worry about when you're in a boat: sea serpents." - Adam the immortal Adam's adventures on the high seas have taken him from the Mediterranean to the Barbary Coast, and if there's one thing he learned, it's that maybe the sea is trying to tell him to stay on dry land. In Immortal At Sea, the first adventure in The Immortal Chronicles, Adam talks about what it took to make it back to shore safely, and why it's a bad idea to sail on a gilded ship.

©2014 Gene Doucette (P)2017 Gene Doucette

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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Hellenic Immortal

Summary

An oracle has predicted the sojourner's end, which is a problem for Adam insofar as he has never encountered an oracular prediction that didn't come true...and he is the sojourner. To survive, he's going to have to figure out what a beautiful ex-government analyst, an eco-terrorist, a rogue FBI agent, and the world's oldest religious cult all want with him, and fast. And all he wanted when he came to Vegas was to forget about a girl. And maybe have a drink or two. The second book in the Immortal series, Hellenic Immortal follows the continuing adventures of Adam, a 60,000-year-old man with a wry sense of humor, a flair for storytelling, and a knack for staying alive. Hellenic Immortal is a clever blend of history, mythology, sci-fi, fantasy, adventure, mystery and romance. A little something, in other words, for every listener.

©2012 Gene Doucette (P)2017 Gene Doucette

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
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The Two Gates

Summary

The missed shot that changed the world.

January 1964. Political intrigue and infighting roils Washington in the wake of the assassination attempt in Dallas, and a wounded President John F. Kennedy returns to the White House to face a growing crisis in Vietnam that threatens America's Cold War strategy. The president doesn't trust the information he is getting from Saigon, where the military is engaged in a shadow operation to make things seem better than they really are. So he turns to the one man he does trust: Lt. Colonel Patrick O'Shea. A decorated combat veteran of Korea, O'Shea has been plucked from obscurity to be Kennedy's military advisor, and is tasked by the president to figure out what is really going on in Vietnam.

The knives come out as O’Shea grapples with myriad threats to himself and the president he serves. The Pentagon, the CIA, the Corsican Mafia, and the Chicago Mob are all conspiring against him.

The debut novel by Ken Davenport, The Two Gates is an exciting new addition to the military, presidential, and alternative history tradition of W.E.B. Griffin, David Baldacci, Harry Turtledove, and Philip Roth.

©2017 Ken Davenport (P)2017 Ken Davenport

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
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Immortal and the Madman

Summary

"I'm sorry I startled you last evening," he said. "I get confused. It's worse at the end of the day." "That's all right," I said. He was reacting to my words before they came out of my mouth, nodding affirmation. I decided to stick to simple declarative sentences for the moment. "Confused how? You see the future?" He shifted in his chair. "I experience the future." That was different. "Whose future? You can predict? Like a prophet?" "All futures within my senses. I see them all at once, and I can't stop it. Your words, my words, they echo forward. Everything happens and will happen and is happening." On a nice quiet trip to the English countryside to cope with the likelihood that he has gone a little insane, Adam meets a man who definitely has. The madman's name is John Corrigan, and he is convinced he's going to die soon. He may be right. Because there's trouble coming, and unless Adam can get his own head together in time, they may die together.

©2015 Gene Doucette (P)2017 Gene Doucette

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
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Lone Star Odyssey

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Summary

After over 20 years in the USMC and coming off a five-year tour as a contractor in Afghanistan, all Talon Clark wanted to do was spend time with his kids and wife on his ranch in Texas. Occasionally, taking a short-term contract job to pay the bills, Talon is marooned in Washington, DC, when the nation is attacked by a series of false flag operations against our infrastructure and is then devastated by a series of EMP attacks. With every major city burning and the nation’s electrical grid down, civil order has deteriorated to the point of no return, at least for the immediate future. Separated by over 1,400 miles from his family, Talon sets out on foot to get home as fast as he can relying on his skills and experience. With only about a week’s worth of supplies in his get home bag, Talon must find supplies as quickly as he can and get out of the DC Metro area before the chaos overwhelms him. From his first steps, he finds out nothing is going to be easy or fast.

©2019 David K. Wilson (P)2019 David K. Wilson

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Author: David Wilson
Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
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Yuletide Immortal

Summary

Christmas comes but once a year. Adam wants another beer. The first time I met Santa was in a bar. I was occupying a barstool in the Village in lower Manhattan at the time. It was December, of course - one does not meet Santa in August - and the year was 1955. It was really Santa, too. And by that I mean it was an overweight gentleman with a long, grey-white beard, a dark red suit with white trim, wire-framed glasses and a balding head. His cheeks were rosy either from the cold or the exertion of hoisting himself up on the barstool. He was not particularly tall. "What's the rumpus?" Santa asked. When he's in a funk, Adam the immortal man mostly just wants a place to drink and the occasional drinking buddy. When that buddy turns out to be Santa Claus, Adam is forced to face one of the biggest challenges of extremely long life: Christmas cheer. Will Santa break him out of his bad mood? Or will he be responsible for depressing the most positive man on the planet?

©2015 Gene Doucette (P)2017 Gene Doucette

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
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Gardened of the Damned: A Dead Cold Mystery

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Summary

When the body of a tramp was found in a dumpster on Lafayette and Bryant in the Bronx, with no papers and no ID, the case was filed as unsolved - another victim nobody cared about, shot by some punk nobody cared about. That was 12 years ago. Then Detective Stone notices that the "tramp" had a 100 dollar haircut and manicured nails. That makes him curious. He wants to know, who dresses a murder victim up as a tramp, then leaves them in full view in a dumpster? But the answers he gets are not the ones he expects, and before long their investigation leads Stone and Dehan to St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, and the darkest recesses of the human soul. It also leads them to some of the most powerful men in New York. Some, like Conor Hagan, head of the Irish Mob, are known criminals. But others are not...Stone's problem is deciding which of them are just criminals, and which are truly evil. That is, until ghosts start appearing from Dehan's past. Then things get complicated....

©2018 Blake Banner (P)2018 Blake Banner

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Author: Blake Banner
Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
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Haunted Hills and Hollows

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Summary

Greene County, Pennsylvania, is easily "The Most Haunted County in America". The far Southwest corner of Pennsylvania looks on the surface to be a pleasant rolling, river-cut landscape carpeted with vegetation and trees. But underneath is a bloody history and a supernatural reality brimming with ghosts, aliens, unknown creatures - and things that can change a person's life forever. 

Kevin Paul, a native of Greene County, and paranormal researcher Rosemary Ellen Guiley take you deep into Greene County's dark and unexplored corners to uncover a twilight world that exists alongside of us, waiting for us to be in the right place at the right time to make itself known. Here are true stories of drifting ghosts, strange alien beings and their skycraft, Bigfoot, dogmen, Lizard Man, black blobs, winged humanoids, spirits of the land, mysterious black-eyed people, and more, all of whom roam the suburbs and wilds of Greene County. 

©2018 Kevi Paul and Rosemary Ellen Guiley (P)2018 Visionary Living, Inc.

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
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Lone Star Odyssey

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Summary

After dealing with terrorist attacks and an EMP attack on America's infrastructure, Talon finally thought he was on his way home. But the tragic death of one of his team has the rest of the groups morale low and everyone is feeling sorry for themselves. The latest encounter with a terrorist cell has inadvertently bought Talon's group to the attention of the Iranian Supreme Command. Which in turn has declared war on Talon's group and ordered other Iranian assets to hunt down and destroy Talon's group. To make matters worse, Talon is talked into an ill-advised rescue attempt in a trade that should have assisted him in getting back to Texas. The obstacles are adding up against Talon, but he is determined that nothing will stop him from getting home to his family.

©2019 David Wilson (P)2020 David Wilson

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Author: David Wilson
Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
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Immortal at the Edge of the World

Summary

In his very long life, Adam had encountered only one person who seemed to share his longevity: the mysterious red-haired woman. She appeared throughout history, usually from a distance, nearly always vanishing before he could speak to her. In his last encounter, she actually did vanish - into thin air, right in front of him. The question was how did she do it? To answer, Adam will have to complete a quest he gave up on 1,000 years earlier, for an object that may no longer exist. If he can find it, he might be able to do what the red-haired woman did, and if he can do that, maybe he can find her again and ask her who she is...and why she seems to hate him. But Adam isn't the only one who wants the red-haired woman. There are other forces at work, and after a warning from one of the few men he trusts, Adam realizes how much danger everyone is in. To save his friends and finish his quest he may be forced to bankrupt himself, call in every favor he can, and ultimately trade the one thing he'd never been able to give up before: his life. From the author of Immortal and Hellenic Immortal comes Immortal at the Edge of the World, the breathtaking conclusion to the best-selling trilogy. Will Adam survive?

©2014 Gene Doucette (P)2017 Gene Doucette

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
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Hard-Boiled Immortal

Summary

I knew she was bad news the minute she walked into the bar. She was a redhead. I always had a thing for redheads. One in particular, actually. She was dead, but that didn't mean I wasn't holding my breath for a second or two every time I saw another girl with red hair. This one was very much alive, and once she walked in she was also the life of the room. Men I'd been serving drinks to for years, who smiled so little if you told me they had no teeth I would've believed it, lit up like a kid meeting the world's cutest bunny. The girl's name was Lucy and she was there to see a buddy of mine, who we'll call Al. That wasn't his name, but Al turned out to be kind of important, and this story is kind of embarrassing for him, so even though he's not around anymore let's stick with Al. The redhead was either going to get him killed, or she was going to get me killed. I could tell right away. Call it gut instinct if you want, but I'm alive today because I know what bad news looks like as soon as I see it. Also, she was a succubus.

©2014 Gene Doucette (P)2017 Gene Doucette

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
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Regency Immortal

Summary

"Anna was beautiful and smart and just the right kind of dangerous to get me killed, which was often what I looked for in a woman, to be entirely honest. The interesting ones are somehow almost always the ones who come with life-threatening risk on the side. It keeps my life exciting, and might also explain why I have trust issues." (Adam the immortal) Adam has accidentally stumbled upon an important period in history: Vienna in 1814. Mostly, he'd just like to continue to enjoy the local pubs, but that becomes impossible when he meets Anna, an intriguing woman with an unreasonable number of secrets and sharp objects. Anna is hunting down a man who isn't exactly a man, and if Adam doesn't help her, all of Europe will suffer. If Adam does help, the cost may be his own life. It's not a fantastic set of options. Also, he's probably fallen in love with her, which just complicates everything.

©2016 Gene Doucette (P)2017 Gene Doucette

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
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The Power of Disability

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Summary

"This book reminds us of what we have in common: the power to create a good life for ourselves and for others, no matter what the world has in store for us." (Michael J. Fox) This audiobook reveals that people with disabilities are the invisible force that has shaped history. They have been instrumental in the growth of freedom and birth of democracy. They have produced heavenly music and exquisite works of art. They have unveiled the scientific secrets of the universe. They are among our most popular comedians, poets, and storytellers. And at 1.2 billion, they are also the largest minority group in the world. Al Etmanski offers 10 lessons we can all learn from people with disabilities, illustrated with short, funny, inspiring, and thought-provoking stories of 100 individuals from 20 countries. Some are familiar, like Michael J. Fox, Greta Thunberg, Stephen Hawking, Helen Keller, Stevie Wonder, and Temple Grandin. Others deserve to be, like Evelyn Glennie, a virtuoso percussionist who is deaf - her mission is to teach the world to listen to improve communication and social cohesion. Or Aaron Philip, who has revolutionized the runway as the first disabled trans woman of color to become a professional model. The time has come to recognize people with disabilities for who they really are: authoritative sources on creativity, love, sexuality, and resistance, dealing with adversity and living a good life.

©2020 Al Etmanski (P)2020 Al Etmanski

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Author: Al Etmanski
Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
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Immortal Stories: Eve

Summary

From the pages of the Immortal book series, it's Eve. "...if your next question is, what could that possibly make me, if I'm not an angel or a god? The answer is the same as what I said before: many have considered me a god, and probably a few have thought of me as an angel. I'm neither, if those positions are defined by any kind of supernormal magical power. True magic of that kind doesn't exist, but I can do things that may appear magic to someone slightly more tethered to their mortality. I'm a woman, and that's all. What may make me different from the next woman is that it's possible I'm the very first one...." For most of humankind, the woman calling herself Eve has been nothing more than a shock of red hair glimpsed out of the corner of the eye, in a crowd, or from a great distance. She's been worshipped, feared, and hunted, but perhaps never understood. Now, she's trying to reconnect with the world, and finding that more challenging than anticipated. Can the oldest human on Earth rediscover her own humanity? Or will she decide the world isn't worth it?

©2015 Gene Doucette (P)2017 Gene Doucette

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
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Adaptively Radiant

Summary

"[T]he mix of traditional Japanese and Hawaiian folklore with some contemporary sci-fi and fantasy elements makes for a fresh and distinctive read." (Kirkus Reviews)  Adaptively Radiant is a fast paced, adventure packed supernatural tale of discovery and exploration that blends aspects of culture and mythology into a modern fairy-tale.  While on a summer vacation in Japan, Justin Toshi Blackwood attends a birthday party for his cousin Kaito and begins to bond with estranged relatives. The two young men share a great-grandfather and soon realize they have each inherited a mysterious family heirloom with one receiving a folding knife and the other a pocket watch.   After discovering that the knife opens a secret compartment in the old watch containing a tiny hidden map, they hike out it into the forest along a riverbed to locate a jar containing the "Nine Stones". Each grayish-blue river rock has an animal engraved on one side and a location etched in kanji on the other.  So begins an exciting, Pacific-leaping scavenger hunt where the cousins must collaborate their efforts during nine supernatural encounters and recover remarkable objects of grand significance. Along the way, they unite with Justin's loyal sister Melia and new friend Yori as the four companions try to unlock a magical family secret. Will they survive the perilous journey and unravel the mystery?  Scroll to the top of the page and select the Buy Now button to find out what happens next. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Joseph E. Henning (P)2019 Joseph E. Henning

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
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The Wrecking Crew: A Novel

Summary

In exchange for his freedom from a secret Moroccan prison, deep-water salvage diver Jonah Blackwell agrees to lead a covert search for a missing research team in the dangerous coastal waters of Somalia, an area plagued by pirates and a deadly red tide killing all marine life within its reach. But when his expedition threatens the ambitions of billionaire industrialist Charles Bettencourt, Jonah’s survival depends on hijacking a hostile submarine and assembling an unproven crew who must simultaneously investigate the source of a mysterious oceanic plague and face down Bettencourt’s commandos. A thrilling, fast-paced adventure set in the world’s last frontier, The Wrecking Crew will resonate with James Rollins and Clive Cussler fans alike.

©2016 Taylor Zajonc (P)2020 Taylor Zajonc

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
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Evading Honesty

Summary

From hardcore criminals concealing major crimes, to your children hiding their homework, members of the Global Counter-Smuggling Training Consultants teach you a simplified method of reading deception in your everyday lives. Through years of use in law enforcement and special operations, the Evading Honesty system has proven over and over again to be an effective tool benefiting both law enforcement and the average citizen alike. It's time you know your surroundings, who you can trust, and those who are Evading Honesty.

©2014 Brandon Roberts, Shawn Pardazi and Kenneth Biggs (P)2014 Global Counter-Smuggling Training Consultants, LLC.

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Hunting You

Summary

The armed intruders kill Hank Parker's family, first. They turn on him, and only then ask questions. Hank knows he is going to die no matter what he says. He gives them a name. This time, it's beyond personal for Special Forces operative Zeb Carter. The three intruders burst into Hank Parker's home when he is dining with his wife and kids. They execute his family, without uttering a single word, and then turn on him. Hours later, Hank still has no answers to their questions. His family is dead. He himself is dying. With his last breath, he gives them a name. Special Forces Operative Zeb Carter is back. This time it is beyond personal.

©2015 Ty Patterson (P)2016 Ty Patterson

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Author: Ty Patterson
Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
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Let Us Prey

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Summary

It seemed to be a cold case like any other. So much so that Stone and Dehan hadn’t even considered reviewing it - until private investigator Karl Baxter requested a copy of the police file. Then, Stone got curious.

Why did a second-rate PI in the Bronx want to look into the case of a low-life petty criminal found tied to a chair in his apartment, beaten, and shot through the heart? And that question led to other questions, like whose was the second pool of blood on the floor? If there was a second victim, where was the body?

Unfortunately, a chat with Baxter only raises more questions that threaten to drive Stone crazy: Who is the mysterious Tamara Gunthersen? And what was the gig she did for the even more mysterious Geronimo dos Santos, back in 2015? At every turn the questions get deeper, and the women more tempting - and more dangerous. Until the strain on Stone and Dehan’s partnership threatens to make it snap.

Then, Stone will be on his own....

©2018 Blake Banner (P)2018 Blake Banner

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Author: Blake Banner
Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
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Red Sun Rogue

Summary

An unknown enemy wreaks havoc in the South China Sea while blaming the destruction on Jonah Blackwell and the crew of the Scorpion, forcing them to untangle a deadly conspiracy rooted in a lost technology from World War II. May 6, 1945: A German submarine U-3531 disappears en route to mainland Japan, taking with her a weapon that could have changed the course of the war. Present day: Salvage diver turned submarine captain Jonah Blackwell and his unproven crew resurface on a mission of mercy, secreting starving refugees from the brutal North Korean regime as a 100 year winter ravages the northern Pacific. Hunted by the Japanese fleet and forced to surrender, the crew of the Scorpion are blackmailed into investigating a mysteriously quarantined DPRK submarine base. As chaos erupts across the East China Sea, the crew of the Scorpion find themselves embroiled in a conspiracy that threatens to reshape the entire region. Now his crew must race against time in an adventure spanning the irradiated waters of Fukushima, flood-beset Tokyo metropolis and the crumbling tropical remains of a secret Japanese research facility. At the center of it all is an enigmatic technology cult with roots in the clandestine weapons program of the Second World War - a cult that has waited 70 years to strike its final blow.

©2017 Taylor Zajonc (P)2020 Taylor Zajonc

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
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Father's Violin

Summary

After 13-year-old Hertz endures World War II, he must now survive Berlin’s devastation. With only Father’s violin as comfort, Hertz scrounges for food with his older sister Elsa, best friend Jakub from Poland, and fellow Berliners. Meanwhile, Soviet soldiers police the streets and blockade people from traveling to the American-controlled areas of Berlin. To cope, Hertz plays Father’s violin at night, lighting the darkness with the beauty of mankind. In doing so, an unexpected hope arises among the German people, Soviets, and Americans alike. But is this enough to save Hertz and his desolated home?

©2020 John Hope (P)2020 John Hope

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Author: John Hope
Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
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Two Bare Arms

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It was November in New York. It was raining, it was cold, and the trees all looked like skeleton’s hands. And Detective John Stone was having a problem with habeas corpus, because all there was of the body was two bare arms. Two bare arms that somebody, 12 years ago, had put in a lock up in the East Bronx. What they had done with the rest of the woman, nobody knew. But as Stone and Dehan start to investigate, two things become clear: whoever killed the woman wanted her arms to be found, as a boast, as a challenge. And that meant they were dealing with a psychopath - a serial killer. But who - the biker with a taste for beating up women? Or his best pal, the Satanist and devotee of Crowley? Or perhaps the neurotic IT freak who spent his leisure hours surfing the net for porn? Or maybe somebody else? One thing Stone understands clearly, whoever it is, is a master of misdirection....

©2018 David Archer (P)2018 David Archer

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Author: Blake Banner
Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
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Wrong Town: A Mark Landry Novel

Summary

An Amazon Best Seller in the US, UK, Canada, & Australia! Wrong Town fuses the worlds of special operations, counterintelligence, police work, and small-town drama into a gripping adventure full of characters with monumental responsibilities and real-life troubles. Follow 39-year-old veteran Mark Landry as he returns home, having retired from an American government black ops unit. In a small town north of Boston with a rich history, Landry finds that the only girl he has ever loved, Luci Alvarez, is now an extraordinary policewoman at the precarious center of a community's struggles with change, amid a powder keg of fear and paranoia not seen since colonial times. Landry seeks to convince Officer Alvarez that he is home for good as he learns the astonishing answer to a lifelong mystery. Landry is eager to begin his new life, but events threaten to expose disturbing details of his past that would send shock waves through the country and sabotage the only relationship he cares about. As terrorist attacks and targeted mass shootings increasingly litter American soil, two new realities come into focus: The war on terrorism's geographic center of gravity is shifting, and Landry's new life is beginning to look a lot like the career he left behind.

©2015, 2016 Randall H. Miller, LLC (P)2016 Randall H. Miller, LLC

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
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Bloodlines: Brenda's Revenge

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Summary

Brenda and Connie Sonwil, first introduced in Cove Point Manor, are back, only this time it is Brenda who is a ghost! Brenda is seeking revenge against everyone who had wronged her during her miserable time on earth, including her often clueless daughter Connie and, of course, Alex and Maggie Tinsdill. As Brenda goes about wreaking revenge on the mortal world, the benevolent spirits of Cove Point Manor try to protect Alex and Maggie, but they cannot do it alone. Who will stop this hellion from destroying everyone she disliked in life? Bloodlines: Brenda's Revenge is a modern take on the age-old ghost story, and one that will have you believing in the afterlife!

©2017 William B. Taylor (P)2019 William B. Taylor

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
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I Wish I Knew This Before My Divorce

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Summary

I wrote this book after 25 years of working with military couples in various stages of divorce. As a psychologist, the pressure was always on to find ways to help patients embrace the suck of separation and make tracks for firm ground.  In the military, you learn to adapt to pain and grow from it. During boot camp, pain teaches you to believe in yourself. Survival training uses pain to teach problem-solving. But how do you thrive when faced with the mother of all pain - an unwanted divorce? Has anyone developed training for that?  We have.  My husband, Joe Foster (best-selling author of In Movement There Is Peace) and I have collected hundreds of therapy cases where one person wanted a divorce and the other didn’t. To make it into this audiobook, the strategies had to prove successful in real people’s lives to create radical change. The result is an indispensable survival guide for people who don’t want to divorce and don’t know what to do about it.  Using true-life stories and daily practices, you’ll discover:  Why your relationship slammed into a brick wall and what you can do about it  The truth about what your spouse is really running away from (hint: it’s not you)  What happened to your husband/wife and who that stranger is that’s posing as them  Secrets to radical acceptance that help you stay in control no matter what your spouse throws at you PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2017 Elaine Orabona Foster (P)2018 Elaine Orabona Foster

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Behind You

Summary

They warned Elena Petrova, a journalist, to drop her story. She didn't. They raped her. She didn't give up. They killed her and buried her body where no man could find it. Unfortunately for them, one man did. Special Forces operative Zeb Carter is back. This time it's personal. Zeb Carter discovers the woman's body in a remote part of the country, while on vacation. The body cannot be identified. No one comes forward to claim it. No missing women match it. He is prepared to leave the investigation to the authorities when he is asked to leave town. Zeb Carter is a deep black agent with a U.S. government agency that officially doesn't exist. He hunts terrorists, international criminal gangs, drugs and people traffickers. He shuts down threats to U.S. national security. In his business, back off is an order he issues. He decides to get involved and enters a battlefield where his enemies are ruthless, well-trained, several steps ahead of him, and anonymous. They want him stopped. They want him dead. He doesn't know why. He has come up against powerful and shadowy enemies before. He has faced down lethal assassins and terrorists. He has worked in hostile territory. He has never come up against anyone like The Man, that too, in his own country.

©2016 Ty Patterson (P)2016 Ty Patterson

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Author: Ty Patterson
Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
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Flay

Summary

The Flayer, a serial killer in New York, cuts up his victims and posts videos online. He is planning a special show, one that will break the internet. However, that's only part of his plan. The second part will break the city. Special Ops agent Zeb Carter, recruited to help the NYPD, has never come across a killer as evil and cunning as the Flayer. The Flayer appears at will, disappears into the darkness, and all that he leaves behind his a mutilated body. As the body count rises and New Yorkers turn on the police, the Flayer amps the pressure. He releases a video of his killing and makes a chilling promise. His next killing will break the internet - it will be live. Zeb Carter has few clues; the only lead he has uncovered suggests that breaking the internet is not the Flayer's sole motive. He is building up to a terrifying climax the likes of which the city hasn't faced before… Zeb decides to come out in the open in order to draw out the Flayer; however he might be too late. The Flayer has already set his plan in motion. The city that never sleeps is heading to a catastrophic nightmare. 'Hotter than the inside of a gun barrel.'

©2016 Ty Patterson (P)2016 Ty Patterson

Narrator: Steve Carlson
Author: Ty Patterson
Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
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