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On the First Friday of every month, Audible will present a selection of exciting books, new in audio. Load up for the weekend and enjoy.


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  • Hopscotch

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (49)
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    (39)
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    For a fee, Eduard Swan will swap bodies with people in distress - those facing surgeries, emotional crises, moments of unpleasantness or discomfort they can't or would rather not deal with. Eduard will experience the suffering for them. It's a lucrative business, and in a world in which no one is required to feel any pain, there is no end of clients. But someone doesn't want to play by the rules. Someone doesnt want to return his body. And, unfortunately for Eduard, that someone is one of the world's most powerful men.

    Tango says: "One of my guilty pleasure treasures"
  • Captain Nemo: The Fantastic History of a Dark Genius

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (122)
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    Captain Nemo is the fictional life story of one of Jules Verne's most memorable characters from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and The Mysterious Island. It covers his boyhood friendship with the dreamer Jules Verne, adventures aboard sailing ships, battles with pirates, and survival on a mysterious deserted island. Each time he returns home to his beloved France, Captain Nemo shares the tales of his exploits with the struggling writer Verne.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "THERE'S MORE TO THE WORLD THAN NAUT"
  • Climbing Olympus

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
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    (7)
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    (5)
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    They were prisoners, exiles, pawns of a corrupt government. Now they are Dr. Rachel Dycek's adin, surgically transformed beings who can survive new lives on the surface of Mars. But they are still exiles, unable ever again to breathe Earth's air. And they are still pawns.

    Kindle Customer says: "Nothing to see here.. move along.."
  • Blindfold

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (20)
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    (18)
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    (18)

    Atlas is a struggling colony on an untamable world, a fragile society held together by the Truthsayers. Parentless, trained from birth as the sole users of Veritas, a telepathy virus that lets them read the souls of the guilty. Truthsayers are Justice—infallible, beyond appeal. But sometimes they are wrong.

  • Resurrection, Inc.

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (43)
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    (36)
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    (35)

    In the future, the dead walk the streets. Resurrection, Inc. found a profitable way to do it. A microprocessor brain, synthetic heart, artificial blood, and a fresh corpse can return as a Servant for anyone with the price. Trained to obey any command, Servants have no minds of their own, no memories of their past lives. Supposedly. Then came Danal....

    Kenya says: "I can think of 6 friend that would love this..."
  • A Nail Through The Heart: A Poke Rafferty Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Timothy Hallinan
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (446)
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    (378)
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    Poke Rafferty was writing offbeat travel guides for the young and terminally bored when Bangkok stole his heart. Now the American expat is assembling a new family with Rose, the former go-go dancer he wants to marry, and Miaow, the tiny, streetwise urchin he wants to adopt. But trouble in the guise of good intentions comes calling just when everything is beginning to work out.

    Joanne says: "Great character, great narrator"
  • The Fourth Watcher: A Poke Rafferty Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Timothy Hallinan
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (148)
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    (121)
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    (122)

    The author of the Looking for Trouble travel book series, Poke Rafferty is ready to settle down in Bangkok with his fiance, Rose, and his newly adopted daughter, Miaow. But trouble isn't ready to let him go; it's back in Poke's life with a vengeance, in the guise of his long-estranged father, Frank, the last person he ever wanted to see again. And Frank hasn't come empty-handed, arriving with a box of rubies, a wad of fraudulent identity papers, and one of the most dangerous gangsters in China in hot pursuit.

    David says: "Immersive"
  • Breathing Water: A Poke Rafferty Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Timothy Hallinan
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (138)
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    (108)
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    A late-night poker game in Bangkok nets American ex-pat writer Poke Rafferty the "opportunity" to write the biography of Khun Pan, a flamboyant, vulgar, self-made billionaire with a criminal past and far-reaching political ambitions. Within hours, Rafferty, his wife, Rose, their adopted daughter, Miaow, and Poke's best friend, honest Bangkok cop Arthit, have become disposable pawns in a brutal power struggle among some of Thailand's richest, most ruthless citizens.

    Bob says: "Thai mystery will take your breath away"
  • The Queen of Patpong: A Poke Rafferty Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Timothy Hallinan
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (246)
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    (211)
    Story
    (213)

    American travel writer Poke Rafferty has seen - and survived - some of the worst Bangkok has to offer. But now, finally married to his longtime love, Rose, and raising the young daughter, Miaow, they adopted from the streets, Poke believes his life is stable at last. Then a nightmare figure from Rose's time as a Patpong dancer barges into their world, threatening their peace, their love, their home, their lives.

    David says: "The best thriller writer you have never heard of."
  • Jasmine

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Bharati Mukherjee
    • Narrated By Farah Bala
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (39)
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    (35)
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    (35)

    When Jasmine is suddenly widowed at seventeen, she seems fated to a life of quiet isolation in the small Indian village where she was born. But the force of Jasmine's desires propels her explosively into a larger, more dangerous, and ultimately more life-giving world.

    anjelmonae says: "amazing book, great presentation!"
  • Ladder of Years

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Anne Tyler
    • Narrated By Kelly Lintz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (84)
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    (68)
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    "Baltimore woman disappears during family vacation" declares the headline. Forty-year-old Delia Grinstead is last seen strolling down the Delaware shore, wearing nothing more than a bathing suit and carrying a beach tote with five hundred dollars tucked inside. To her husband and three almost-grown children, she has vanished without trace or reason. But for Delia, "walking away from it all" is not a premeditated act, but an impulse that will lead her into a new, exciting, and unimagined life.

    Robyn Ringler, East Line Literary Arts says: "My Favorite Book"
  • The Tin Can Tree

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Anne Tyler
    • Narrated By Jill Perry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In the small town of Larksville, the Pike family is hopelessly out of step with the daily rhythms of life after the tragic, accidental death of six-year-old Janie Rose. Mrs. Pike seldom speaks, blaming herself, while Mr. Pike is forced to come out of his long, comfortable silence. Then there is 10-year-old Simon, who is suddenly without a baby sister - and without an understanding of why she's gone. Those closest to this shattered family must learn to comfort them - and confront their own private shadows of hidden grief.

  • The Clock Winder

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Anne Tyler
    • Narrated By Pamela Gold
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (12)
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    Mrs. Pamela Evans lives a lonely new widowhood outside of Baltimore, with only a house full of ticking clocks for company. Then she hires eccentric Elizabeth Abbott as a handyman - and both discover that parts don't have to be a perfect match to work.

    John S. says: "Worked for what I'd intended"
  • Celestial Navigation

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Anne Tyler
    • Narrated By Kelly Lintz, Marianne Fraulo, Ric Reitz, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (22)
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    (19)
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    (18)

    The Pultizer Prize-winning author of Saint Maybe and Breathing Lessons offers the beloved story of a man whose contented life in his rundown house in Baltimore is shaken to its core, after his sister moves in with him and his boarder starts bringing home babies.

    Polly says: "Love Anne Tyler But"
  • Searching for Caleb

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Anne Tyler
    • Narrated By Angele Masters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Duncan Peck has a fascination for randomness and is always taking his family on the move. His wife, Justine, is a fortune teller who can't remember the past. Her grandfather, Daniel, longs to find the brother who walked out of his life in 1912, with nothing more than a fiddle in his hand. All three are taking journeys that lead back to the family's deepest roots... to a place where rebellion and acceptance have the haunting power to merge into one.

    Robyn says: "As good as I remember"
  • Morgan's Passing

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Anne Tyler
    • Narrated By Angele Masters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (25)
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    Morgan Gower works at Cullen's hardware store in north Baltimore. He has seven daughters and a warmhearted wife, but as he journeys into the gray area of middle age, he finds his household growing tedious. Then Morgan meets two lovely young newlyweds under some rather extreme circumstances - and all three discover that no one's heart is safe.

    T. M. Nichols says: "Not my favorite of Anne Tyler"
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