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  • Lightning (






UNABRIDGED) by Dean Koontz Narrated by Christopher Lane

    Lightning

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3545)
    Performance
    (1980)
    Story
    (1989)

    A storm struck on the night Laura Shane was born, and there was a strangeness about the weather that people would remember for years. But even more mysterious was the blond-haired stranger who appeared out of nowhere - the man who saved Laura from a fatal delivery. Years later - after another bolt of lightning - the stranger returned.

    Barry says: "One of Koontz' best, entirely enjoyable."
  • Persuader (






UNABRIDGED) by Lee Child Narrated by Dick Hill

    Persuader

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2909)
    Performance
    (2118)
    Story
    (2105)

    Jack Reacher. The ultimate loner. An elite ex-military cop who left the service years ago, he's moved from place to place...without family...without possessions...without commitments.

    Joanna says: "Child at His Best! A Must Read for Reacher Fans!"
  • The Maltese Falcon (






UNABRIDGED) by Dashiell Hammett Narrated by Eric Meyers

    The Maltese Falcon

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated By Eric Meyers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (322)
    Performance
    (290)
    Story
    (294)

    Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon, first serialized in a magazine in 1930, is best known through the iconic Humphrey Bogart film of 1941. But it was the book that created the classic "noir" genre with its tough private detective threading his cool way between the criminals and the law. Sam Spade, the private eye solving the mystery of the Maltese statuette, was the template for Philip Marlowe and a host of others…. but they come no more shrewd and cunning with Hammett peppering the text with one-liners.

    Kathi says: "Outstanding American classic!"
  • Her Royal Spyness: A Royal Spyness Mystery (






UNABRIDGED) by Rhys Bowen Narrated by Katherine Kellgren

    Her Royal Spyness: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (4322)
    Performance
    (3690)
    Story
    (3669)

    Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932. So far she has managed to light a fire and boil an egg... She's gate-crashed a wedding... She's making money by secretly cleaning houses... And she's been asked to spy for Her Majesty the Queen.

    Coffee Lover says: "Joy, Joy, Joy!"
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  • Pines (






UNABRIDGED) by Blake Crouch Narrated by Paul Michael Garcia

    Pines

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Blake Crouch
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1809)
    Performance
    (1652)
    Story
    (1646)

    Wayward Pines, Idaho, is quintessential small-town America — or so it seems. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in search of two missing federal agents, yet soon is facing much more than he bargained for. After a violent accident lands him in the hospital, Ethan comes to with no ID and no cell phone. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into his colleagues’ disappearance turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he make contact with his family in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what’s the purpose of the electrified fences encircling the town? Are they keeping the residents in? Or something else out? Each step toward the truth takes Ethan further from the world he knows, until he must face the horrifying possibility that he may never leave Wayward Pines alive…

    Linda B says: "Well done story"
  • First to Kill (






UNABRIDGED) by Andrew Peterson Narrated by Dick Hill

    First to Kill

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Andrew Peterson
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2906)
    Performance
    (2010)
    Story
    (2005)

    When you're the best at what you do, it's not always easy to walk away. Nathan McBride was retired. The trained Marine sniper and covert CIA operative had put the violence of his former life behind him. But not anymore. A deep-cover FBI agent has disappeared along with one ton of powerful Semtex explosive, enough to unleash a disaster of international proportions. The U.S. government has no choice but to coax Nathan out of retirement.

    Ed says: "Sniper thriller par excellence"
  • The Wicked Girls (






UNABRIDGED) by Alex Marwood Narrated by Anna Bentinck

    The Wicked Girls

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Alex Marwood
    • Narrated By Anna Bentinck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (666)
    Performance
    (609)
    Story
    (600)

    On a fateful summer morning in 1986, two 11-year-old girls meet for the first time. By the end of the day, they will both be charged with murder. Twenty-five years later, journalist Kirsty Lindsay is reporting on a series of sickening attacks on young female tourists in a seaside vacation town when her investigation leads her to interview carnival cleaner Amber Gordon. For Kirsty and Amber, it's the first time they've seen each other since that dark day so many years ago. Now with new, vastly different lives - and unknowing families to protect - will they really be able to keep their wicked secret hidden?

    Lesley says: "I didn't want to like these girls..."
  • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (






UNABRIDGED) by Alexander McCall Smith Narrated by Lisette Lecat

    The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Lisette Lecat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2511)
    Performance
    (1040)
    Story
    (1041)

    Mma "Precious" Ramotswe sets up a detective agency in Botswana on the edge of the Kalahari Desert, making her the only female detective in the country. At first, cases are hard to come by. But eventually, troubled people come to Precious with a variety of concerns. Potentially philandering husbands, seemingly schizophrenic doctors, and a missing boy who may have been killed by witch doctors all compel Precious to roam about in her tiny van, searching for clues.

    Gene says: "Transcends its Genre"
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  • The Long Way Home: Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 10 (






UNABRIDGED) by Louise Penny Narrated by Ralph Cosham

    The Long Way Home: Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
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    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Happily retired in the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide with the Sûreté du Québec, has found a peace he'd only imagined possible. On warm summer mornings he sits on a bench holding a small book, The Balm in Gilead, in his large hands. "There is a balm in Gilead," his neighbor Clara Morrow reads from the dust jacket, "to make the wounded whole." While Gamache doesn't talk about his wounds and his balm, Clara tells him about hers. Peter, her artist husband, has failed to come home. Failed to show up as promised on the first anniversary of their separation. She wants Gamache's help to find him. Having finally found sanctuary, Gamache feels a near revulsion at the thought of leaving Three Pines. "There’s power enough in Heaven," he finishes the quote as he contemplates the quiet village, "to cure a sin-sick soul." And then he gets up. And joins her.

  • Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor (






UNABRIDGED) by Dick Couch, George Galdorisi Narrated by Steven Weber

    Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Dick Couch, George Galdorisi
    • Narrated By Steven Weber
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    (1310)
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    (1152)
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    (1153)

    Act of Valor takes audiences deep into the secretive world of the most elite, highly trained group of warriors in the modern world. When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a deadly terrorist plot against the U.S., a team of SEALs is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt. As the valiant men of Bandito Platoon race to stop a coordinated attack that could kill and wound thousands of American civilians, they must balance their commitment to country, team and their families back home.

    Ann says: "Best of America, honor and character astounding"
  • The 9th Girl (






UNABRIDGED) by Tami Hoag Narrated by David Colacci

    The 9th Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Tami Hoag
    • Narrated By David Colacci
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    Overall
    (682)
    Performance
    (593)
    Story
    (604)

    On a frigid New Year’s Eve in Minneapolis, a young woman’s brutalized body falls from the trunk of a car into the path of oncoming traffic. Questions as to whether she was alive or dead when she hit the icy pavement result in her macabre nickname, Zombie Doe. Unidentified and unidentifiable, she is the ninth nameless female victim of the year, and homicide detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska are charged with the task of not only finding out who Zombie Doe is but who in her life hated her enough to destroy her. Was it personal? Or could it just have been a crime of opportunity?

    Sires says: "Not Fond of Narrator, Characters Sterotypical"
  • Brilliance (






UNABRIDGED) by Marcus Sakey Narrated by Luke Daniels

    Brilliance

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Marcus Sakey
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1305)
    Performance
    (1157)
    Story
    (1159)

    In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible. They’re called "brilliants," and since 1980, one percent of people have been born this way. Nick Cooper is among them; a federal agent, Cooper has gifts rendering him exceptional at hunting terrorists. His latest target may be the most dangerous man alive, a brilliant drenched in blood and intent on provoking civil war. But to catch him, Cooper will have to violate everything he believes in.

    Benjamin says: "Predictable Thriller"
  • The Frozen Dead (






UNABRIDGED) by Bernard Minier Narrated by Elijah Alexander

    The Frozen Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Bernard Minier
    • Narrated By Elijah Alexander
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    (0)
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    (0)
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    (0)

    The first victim is a horse: its headless, flayed body hangs suspended from the edge of a frozen cliff. On the same day as the gruesome discovery takes place, Diane Berg, a young psychiatrist starts her first job at a high security asylum for the criminally insane, just a few miles away. She is baffled by the slightly unorthodox methods the asylums' director uses, and then greatly alarmed when she realizes that drugs are disappearing.

  • Harbor Island: Sharpe & Donovan, Book 4 (






UNABRIDGED) by Carla Neggers Narrated by Carla Mercer-Meyer

    Harbor Island: Sharpe & Donovan, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Carla Neggers
    • Narrated By Carla Mercer-Meyer
    Overall
    (1)
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    (1)
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    (1)

    Emma Sharpe, granddaughter of world-renowned art detective Wendell Sharpe, is a handpicked member of a small Boston-based FBI team. For the past decade Emma and her grandfather have been trailing an elusive serial art thief. The first heist was in Ireland, where an ancient Celtic cross was stolen. Now the Sharpes receive a replica of the cross after every new theft - reminding them of their continued failure to capture their prey.

  • The Tragedy of X: The Drury Lane Mysteries, Book 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Ellery Queen Narrated by Mark Peckham

    The Tragedy of X: The Drury Lane Mysteries, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Ellery Queen
    • Narrated By Mark Peckham
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    (0)
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    (0)
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    In New York City in the early 1930s, a man is poisoned on a crowded streetcar during rush hour. Everyone sees Longstreet die - but no one sees the killer. Inspector Thumm's few clues all lead up a blind alley. He finally seeks the aid of Drury Lane - retired Shakespearean actor, master of disguise, and amateur sleuth. Seated amid the splendor of the vast medieval halls of his castle on the Hudson, Drury Lane hears the story from the inspector.

  • Assassin's Game (






UNABRIDGED) by Ward Larsen Narrated by Luke Daniels

    Assassin's Game

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Ward Larsen
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
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    (0)
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    (0)
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    (0)

    David Slaton has a good life. He has a new wife and a house in the Virginia suburbs. But he also has a dark past. Slaton is a former kidon, the most lethal Israeli assassin ever created. After decades of work, a brilliant scientist has taken Iran to the threshold of its dream - a nuclear-tipped ballistic missile. Mossad must eliminate the man, but with a spy lurking high in its ranks there is only one option: bring back Slaton.

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  • No Time to Die (






UNABRIDGED) by Kira Peikoff Narrated by Almarie Guerra

    No Time to Die

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Kira Peikoff
    • Narrated By Almarie Guerra
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    (0)
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    (0)
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    (0)

    In a Washington, D.C. research lab, a brilliant scientist is attacked by his own test subjects. At Columbia University, a talented biochemist is lured out of her apartment and never seen again. In the Justice Department’s new Bioethics Committee, agent Les Mahler sees a sinister pattern emerging.... Zoe Kincaid is a petite college student whose rare genetic makeup may hold the key to a powerful medical breakthrough. When she is kidnapped, the very thing mankind has wanted since the dawn of time threatens to unleash our final destruction.

  • The God Complex: A Thriller (






UNABRIDGED) by Murray McDonald Narrated by Adam Verner

    The God Complex: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Murray McDonald
    • Narrated By Adam Verner
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    (0)
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    (0)
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    (0)

    When Cash Harris visits his father for the first time after a 15 year estrangement, things don't go anywhere near as planned. By the end of the night, he finds himself embroiled in a plot to destabilise the government, his father has been assassinated, and he discovers a shocking truth that would have fundamentally altered his life 15 years earlier.

  • The Measurable Blood (






UNABRIDGED) by Erick Mertz Narrated by Erick Mertz, Donald Wright

    The Measurable Blood

    • UNABRIDGED (39 mins)
    • By Erick Mertz
    • Narrated By Erick Mertz, Donald Wright
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    (0)
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    (0)
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    (0)

    Professor Brian Donaldson is on the run. When he discovers his trusty Australian Shepherd spooked one winter night, he is brought face-to-face with an eerie piece of his past and the ghostly specter of a mad scientist that grew up in his midst. With nowhere else to turn, Donaldson confides in a local police detective. The statement he gives offers a disquieting view into youthful ambition, madness, and a crooked spin on evolutionary science gone amiss.

  • The Heist: Shaeffer, Book 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Mikey Chlanda Narrated by Roberto Scarlato

    The Heist: Shaeffer, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Mikey Chlanda
    • Narrated By Roberto Scarlato
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    (0)
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    (0)
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    Shaeffer is an old-school heistman. You need an armored car taken or a football stadium's gate receipts lifted, you call Shaeffer and his buddies. But the world is fast moving to a cashless economy. Everyone is paying with Paypal, debit cards, or electronic fund transfers these days. Join an aging heistman as he tries to deal with an increasingly high-tech society, feeling more and more left behind.

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  • Seeders: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Allison Colucci Narrated by Janie Brookshire

    Seeders: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Allison Colucci
    • Narrated By Janie Brookshire
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    George Brookes is a brilliant but reclusive plant biologist living on a remote Canadian island. After his mysterious death, the heirs to his estate arrive on the island, including his daughter, Isabelle; her teenage children; and Jules Beecher, a friend and pioneer in plant neurobiology. They will be isolated on the frigid island for two weeks, until the next supply boat arrives. As Jules begins investigating the laboratory and scientific papers left by George, he comes to realize that his mentor may have achieved a monumental scientific breakthrough....

  • If There Be Thorns: Dollanganger, Book 3 (






UNABRIDGED) by V. C. Andrews Narrated by Corey Brill, Joy Osmanski

    If There Be Thorns: Dollanganger, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By V. C. Andrews
    • Narrated By Corey Brill, Joy Osmanski
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    (1)
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    (1)
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    (1)

    Chris and Cathy made such a loving home for 14-year-old Jory - so handsome, so gentle. And for Bart, who had such a dazzling imagination for a nine-year-old. Then the lights came on in the house next door. Soon the Old Lady in Black was there, watching them, guarded by her strange old butler. Soon she had Bart over for cookies and ice cream and asked him to call her "Grandmother". And soon Bart's transformation began....

  • Her Last Whisper: Dr. Charlotte Stone, Book 3 (






UNABRIDGED) by Karen Robards Narrated by Ann Marie Lee

    Her Last Whisper: Dr. Charlotte Stone, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Karen Robards
    • Narrated By Ann Marie Lee
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    An expert in the psychology of serial killers, she's faced down more than her share of human monsters. But Charlie can also communicate with the spirits of those who die violently, an extrasensory skill that has helped the FBI bring lethal predators to justice. Now, after narrowly escaping death a second time, Charlie's ready to step away from the edge - before her luck runs out.

  • The Tragedy of Y: The Second Drury Lane Mystery (






UNABRIDGED) by Ellery Queen Narrated by Mark Peckham

    The Tragedy of Y: The Second Drury Lane Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Ellery Queen
    • Narrated By Mark Peckham
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    (0)
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    (0)
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    Some bizarre thingshave been happening to the eccentric Hatter family. First, the body of York Hatter is recovered from the ocean. But he didn't drown. He died of poison. Next, another poisoning occurs in the Hatters' old mansion in New York's Greenwich Village. This time the police have a witness. But what a witness! She is a blind, deaf mute. Naturally the authorities call in Drury Lane - retired Shakespearean actor, matinee idol, master of disguise, and amateur sleuth.