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  • 4.8 (57 ratings)
    Cold Days: Dresden Files, Book 14 (






UNABRIDGED) by Jim Butcher Narrated by James Marsters

    Cold Days: Dresden Files, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
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    Meet Harry Dresden, Chicago's first (and only) Wizard PI. Turns out the "everyday" world is full of strange and magical things - and most of them don't play well with humans. That's where Harry comes in. A bargain made with the Queen of Air and Darkness has forced Dresden into a new job: professional killer. His first task is to bring death to an immortal. As if that wasn't hard enough, Dresden learns of a danger to Demonreach, the living island hidden upon Lake Michigan. A danger that could destroy billions and land Dresden in the deepest trouble he has ever known

    JaniceO says: "James Marsters is as always brilliant!"
  • 4.8 (12 ratings)
    Cat Laughing Last: The Joe Grey Mysteries, Book 7 (






UNABRIDGED) by Shirley Rousseau Murphy Narrated by Susan Boyce

    Cat Laughing Last: The Joe Grey Mysteries, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Shirley Rousseau Murphy
    • Narrated By Susan Boyce
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    Even felines with such amazing talents as Joe Grey and his partner, Dulcie, need some down time. Using their amazing abilities to talk and read, they’ve helped their unwitting humans put bad guys away. But these clever four-footed detectives can’t possibly enjoy a little catnap, not when their lovely seaside village is in an uproar. It’s bad enough that Molena Point has been invaded by a famous writer and his suspiciously rude wife. Then the local yard sales set off a host of puzzling thefts.

  • 4.8 (12 ratings)
    Monday the Rabbi Took Off: A Rabbi Small Mystery, Book 4 (






UNABRIDGED) by Harry Kemelman Narrated by George Guidall

    Monday the Rabbi Took Off: A Rabbi Small Mystery, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Harry Kemelman
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    In Monday the Rabbi Took Off, an exhausted Rabbi David Small searches for relaxation in Israel, only to find himself in the midst of an explosive international incident. After six years of leading a challenging congregation, Rabbi Small is taking his dream vacation: three months in Jerusalem without any rabbinical duties. He is finally getting the rest he needs - until a new acquaintance is found dead after a bombing. Suddenly the savvy young Rabbi is up against the formidable Israeli intelligence and faceless Arab terrorists with murder on their minds.

  • 4.8 (10 ratings)
    Cat Coming Home: A Joe Grey Mystery (






UNABRIDGED) by Shirley Rousseau Murphy Narrated by Susan Boyce

    Cat Coming Home: A Joe Grey Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Shirley Rousseau Murphy
    • Narrated By Susan Boyce
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    With a story both enchanting and suspenseful, Shirley Rousseau Murphy shows once again why her trio of feline sleuths are so beloved by her fans, and why the Joe Grey mysteries should be at the top of every cat lover’s Christmas list.

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  • 4.4 (22835 ratings)
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Stieg Larsson Narrated by Simon Vance

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

    Pamela Murphy says: "COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN"
  • 4.3 (6817 ratings)
    The Da Vinci Code (






UNABRIDGED) by Dan Brown Narrated by Paul Michael

    The Da Vinci Code

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
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    While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, a baffling cipher found near the body. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, sort through the bizarre riddle, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci, clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.

    Alexandra says: "Incredibly entertaining"
  • 4.5 (6324 ratings)
    Grave Peril: The Dresden Files, Book 3 (






UNABRIDGED) by Jim Butcher Narrated by James Marsters

    Grave Peril: The Dresden Files, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
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    Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden has had a rough couple of weeks. As the only openly practicing professional wizard in the Chicago area, he has squared off against a multitude of supernatural bad guys. Harry has won the day against demons, poltergeists, sorcerers, trolls, vampires, werewolves, and even an evil faerie godmother. You might think nothing could spook him. You would be wrong.

    Lakejewel says: "Spike makes good"
  • The Silkworm (






UNABRIDGED) by Robert Galbraith Narrated by Robert Glenister

    The Silkworm

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
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    When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows.

    linda says: "Cormoran Strike in London's Literary World"
  • Top Secret Twenty-One: A Stephanie Plum Novel, Book 21 (






UNABRIDGED) by Janet Evanovich Narrated by Lorelei King

    Top Secret Twenty-One: A Stephanie Plum Novel, Book 21

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
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    Trenton, New Jersey’s favorite used-car dealer, Jimmy Poletti, was caught selling a lot more than used cars out of his dealerships. Now he’s out on bail and has missed his date in court, and bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is looking to bring him in. Leads are quickly turning into dead ends, and all too frequently into dead bodies. Even Joe Morelli, the city’s hottest cop, is struggling to find a clue to the suspected killer’s whereabouts. These are desperate times, and they call for desperate measures.

    G. House Sr. says: "Stagnant Stephanie - Plodding Plot - Not great"
  • The Cuckoo's Calling (






UNABRIDGED) by Robert Galbraith Narrated by Robert Glenister

    The Cuckoo's Calling

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
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    After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

    Tracey says: "Unbelievable debut mystery set in London"
  • Power Play: FBI Thriller, Book 18 (






UNABRIDGED) by Catherine Coulter Narrated by MacLeod Andrews, Renee Raudman

    Power Play: FBI Thriller, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Catherine Coulter
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews, Renee Raudman
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    Natalie Black, the U.S. ambassador to the Court of St. James, has returned to Washington, her job in jeopardy. Her fiancé, George McCallum, Viscount Lockenby, has died in a car accident, and mysterious rumors that she's responsible begin to surface: she broke off the engagement and, heartbroken, he killed himself. Then someone tries to force her off the M-2 outside London.

    Darlene says: "Could have been a 5 star"
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  • Inferno: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Dan Brown Narrated by Paul Michael

    Inferno: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
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    In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces: Dante’s Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust...before the world is irrevocably altered.

    linda says: "Well, I don't know what I was expecting"
  • Field of Prey: Lucas Davenport, Book 24 (






UNABRIDGED) by John Sandford Narrated by Richard Ferrone

    Field of Prey: Lucas Davenport, Book 24

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    The night after the fourth of July, Layton Carlson, Jr., of Red Wing, Minnesota, finally got lucky. And unlucky.

    He’d picked the perfect spot to lose his virginity to his girlfriend, an abandoned farmyard in the middle of cornfields: nice, private, and quiet. The only problem was...something smelled bad - like, really bad. He mentioned it to a county deputy he knew, and when the cop took a look, he found a body stuffed down a cistern. And then another, and another. By the time Lucas Davenport was called in, the police were up to 15 bodies and counting.

    Poconos says: "One of the best author/narrator combos anywhere!"
  • Tonight I Said Goodbye (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Koryta Narrated by Scott Brick

    Tonight I Said Goodbye

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Michael Koryta
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    Investigator Wayne Weston is found dead of an apparent suicide in his home in an upscale Cleveland suburb, and his wife and six-year-old daughter are missing. Weston’s father insists that private investigators Lincoln Perry and Joe Pritchard take the case to exonerate his son and find his granddaughter and daughter-in-law. As they begin to work, they discover there is much more to the situation than has been described in the prevalent media reports.

    Eric says: "Just could not get this engine to rev...."
  • Unlucky 13: Women's Murder Club (






UNABRIDGED) by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro Narrated by January LaVoy

    Unlucky 13: Women's Murder Club

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
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    The Women's Murder Club is stalked by a killer with nothing to lose. San Francisco Detective Lindsay Boxer is loving her life as a new mother. With an attentive husband, a job she loves, plus best friends who can talk about anything from sex to murder, things couldn't be better. Then the FBI sends Lindsay a photo of a killer from her past, and her happy world is shattered. The picture captures a beautiful woman at a stoplight. But all Lindsay sees is the psychopath behind those seductive eyes.

    Jean says: "three novellas"
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  • Grave Peril: The Dresden Files, Book 3 (






UNABRIDGED) by Jim Butcher Narrated by James Marsters

    Grave Peril: The Dresden Files, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
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    Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden has had a rough couple of weeks. As the only openly practicing professional wizard in the Chicago area, he has squared off against a multitude of supernatural bad guys. Harry has won the day against demons, poltergeists, sorcerers, trolls, vampires, werewolves, and even an evil faerie godmother. You might think nothing could spook him. You would be wrong.

    Lakejewel says: "Spike makes good"
  • The Dead Will Tell: Kate Burkholder, Book 6 (






UNABRIDGED) by Linda Castillo Narrated by Kathleen McInerney

    The Dead Will Tell: Kate Burkholder, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Linda Castillo
    • Narrated By Kathleen McInerney
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    Everyone in Painters Mill knows the abandoned Hochstetler farm is haunted. But only a handful of the residents remember the terrible secrets lost in the muted/hushed whispers of time - and now death is stalking them, seemingly from the grave. On a late-night shift, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called to the scene of an apparent suicide - an old man found hanging from the rafters in his dilapidated barn.

    Bette says: "GREAT story with plenty of twists & turns!"
  • Saving Faith (






UNABRIDGED) by David Baldacci Narrated by Michael Kramer

    Saving Faith

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
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    Not far from Washington, D.C., in a wooded area of Northern Virginia, a small house at the end of a gravel road serves a secret purpose. With its sophisticated security apparatus and hidden miniaturized cameras, it is being used by the FBI to interview one of the most important witnesses the agency has ever had, a young woman with an incredible story to tell. But a few people know about the secret meeting. And for them, a violent drama is about to begin.

    ABC says: "Missleading"
  • Takedown Twenty: A Stephanie Plum Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Janet Evanovich Narrated by Lorelei King

    Takedown Twenty: A Stephanie Plum Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
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    Stephanie Plum is back in all-new adventure from #1 bestselling author Janet Evanovich.

    G. House Sr. says: "An improvment over the last -- but not by much"
  • Scene of the Climb: A Pacific Northwest Mystery (






UNABRIDGED) by Kate Dyer-Seeley Narrated by Eileen Stevens

    Scene of the Climb: A Pacific Northwest Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Kate Dyer-Seeley
    • Narrated By Eileen Stevens
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    Meg bluffs her way into writing for Northwest Extreme magazine, passing herself off to editor-in-chief Greg Dixon as an outdoor adventure enthusiast. Never mind that Meg's idea of sport is climbing onto the couch without spilling her latte. So when she finds herself clawing to the top of Angel's Rest - a two-thousand-foot peak - to cover the latest challenge in a reality TV adventure show, she can't imagine feeling more terrified. Until she witnesses a body plummet off the side of the cliff.

  • Four Play: A Humorous and Romantic Cozy , Cue Ball Mysteries, Book 4 (






UNABRIDGED) by Cindy Blackburn Narrated by Caroline Miller

    Four Play: A Humorous and Romantic Cozy , Cue Ball Mysteries, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Cindy Blackburn
    • Narrated By Caroline Miller
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    Bad news comes in . . . fours? For romance author and former pool shark Jessie Hewitt it does. She hasn't written a decent sex scene in months, she hasn't shot a decent game of eight ball all year, and don't even ask about her supposed love life. And just when Jessie thinks things can't get any worse, a body lands on her car. Uber-hunky and altogether infuriating cop Wilson Rye suggests she concentrate on solving her other problems and leave the murder investigation to the experts. But does Jessie agree? Take a guess.

  • Smashed: Las Vegas Mystery, Book 4 (






UNABRIDGED) by Rex Kusler Narrated by Patrick Lawlor

    Smashed: Las Vegas Mystery, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Rex Kusler
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
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    Private eyes Jim Snow and Alice James are baffled by their new client, Cassie Lane, a buxom casino slot technician who hires them to investigate the murder of her ex-lover, Billy Ryan. Billy, a professional horseplayer, has been shot outside his home after a night at the casino with his friend Dean Kale. Later, his stolen car strikes and kills a pregnant teen in a hit-and-run not far from the scene of his murder.

  • Southern Bound: Max Porter, Book 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Stuart Jaffe Narrated by Stuart Jaffe

    Southern Bound: Max Porter, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Stuart Jaffe
    • Narrated By Stuart Jaffe
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    When Max and Sandra Porter moved down to North Carolina, they thought they were getting a new beginning - good job, good pay, and a lovely little place in Winston-Salem. But the family that hired him to research land deals in North Carolina is not all that they seem. And when Max discovers that his office is haunted by Marshall Drummond, PI - a ghost from the 1940s - what started as a simple research job sinks him neck-deep in a world of old mysteries and dangerous enemies.

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  • The Illustrious Client (






UNABRIDGED) by Sandra de Helen Narrated by Jess Reed

    The Illustrious Client

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Sandra de Helen
    • Narrated By Jess Reed
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    Book Two of the Shirley Combs and Dr. Mary Watson series, The Illustrious Client, shows us the private investigator and her sidekick sharing an office, and introduces their receptionist, Lix. They are hired to influence a young international pop star, Oceane Charles, to pry her away from her older, richer, player of a girlfriend. The cast is made up of people with various ethnicities and backgrounds, and of course the job soon includes solving a murder mystery.

  • Pursued: Jennie McGrady, Book 3 (






UNABRIDGED) by Patricia H. Rushford Narrated by Rachel Dulude

    Pursued: Jennie McGrady, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Patricia H. Rushford
    • Narrated By Rachel Dulude
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    Allison Beaumont is beautiful, popular, wealthy, and she's just been crowned the Rose Festival Princess. But when dead roses begin arriving on her doorstep and threatening phone calls follow, Allison realizes she's paying a high price for her throne. Jennie McGrady has only one goal in life: To find her father. But Allison's plea for help tears Jennie away from her search and involves both of them in a dangerous race to hunt down the Portland stalker.

  • Limestone Gumption: A Brad Pope and Sisterfriends Mystery (






UNABRIDGED) by Bryan E. Robinson Narrated by Adrian Rosen

    Limestone Gumption: A Brad Pope and Sisterfriends Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Bryan E. Robinson
    • Narrated By Adrian Rosen
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    When Brad Pope returns to his boyhood hometown to settle a debt with his estranged father and re-establish a bond with his cantankerous Grandma Gigi, the 35-year-old psychologist becomes a prime suspect in the murder of football legend turned cave diver, Big Jake Nunn. Whitecross, Florida, is known for its natural crystal-clear springs and underwater caverns where townsfolk die of natural causes, not murder. Until now.

  • Track of the Scorpion: Nicolette Scott Mystery, Book 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Robert R. Irvine Narrated by Angela Brazil

    Track of the Scorpion: Nicolette Scott Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Robert R. Irvine
    • Narrated By Angela Brazil
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    Nicolette Scott is an archaeologist with an unusual specialty, the recent past, and an even odder passion: Uncovering lost airplanes. But ancient civilizations are where the funding is, and the New Mexico badlands are where her father is, so Nick bides her time on a dig of prehistoric Anasazi dwellings. When a prospector brings word of his unexpected find - an airplane buried in the shifting sands of the desert - Nick is eager to investigate.