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  • The Desert Spear | Peter V. Brett

    The Desert Spear

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Peter V. Brett
    • Narrated By Pete Bradbury
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    The world remains under siege by demonkind stalking the land when the sun goes down. But a new hero has risen from the desert. Claiming to be the mythical Deliverer, Ahmann Jardir now rides alongside the allied desert tribes of Krasia. Jardir and his fellows are on an epic quest to vanquish the demons plaguing the world and bring humanity back from the brink of extinction.

    John says: "Worth My Credit"
  • Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness | Edward Abbey

    Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Edward Abbey
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
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    When Desert Solitaire was first published in 1968, it became the focus of a nationwide cult. Rude and sensitive. Thought-provoking and mystical. Angry and loving. Both Abbey and this book are all of these and more. Here, the legendary author of The Monkey Wrench Gang, Abbey's Road and many other critically acclaimed books vividly captures the essence of his life during three seasons as a park ranger in southeastern Utah.

    Todd says: "Wrong narrator for Abbey"
  • Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia | Janet Wallach

    Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Janet Wallach
    • Narrated By Jean Gilpin
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    Turning her back on her privileged life in Victorian England, Gertrude Bell (1868-1926), fired by her innate curiosity, journeyed the world and became fascinated with all things Arab. Traveling the length and breadth of the Arab region, armed with a love for its language and its people, she not only produced several enormously popular books based on her experiences but became instrumental to the British foreign office. When World War I erupted, and the British needed the loyalty of the Arab leaders, it was Gertrude Bell's work and connections that helped provided the brain for T. E. Lawrence's military brawn.

    MRS says: "A very interesting book"
  • Desert God: A Novel of Ancient Egypt | Wilbur Smith

    Desert God: A Novel of Ancient Egypt

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated By Mike Grady
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    Game of Thrones meets Ancient Egypt in this magnificent, action-packed epic. On the gleaming banks of the Nile, the brilliant Taita - slave and advisor to the Pharaoh - finds himself at the center of a vortex of passion, intrigue, and danger. His quest to destroy the Hyksos army and form an alliance with Crete takes him on an epic journey up the Nile, through Arabia and the magical city of Babylon, and across the open seas.

    Pint-sized Bookworm says: "Good sequel to River God."
  • A Desert Called Peace: Carrera, Book 1 | Tom Kratman

    A Desert Called Peace: Carrera, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Tom Kratman
    • Narrated By James Fouhey
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    He raised an army against those who took everything from him. They should have picked their enemies more carefully. Five centuries from now, on a remarkably Earthlike planet that is mankind's sole colony in space, religious fanatics called the "Salafi Ikhwan" have murdered the uncle of former colonel Patrick Hennessey. That was their first mistake, because uncle was rich and Hennessey was rather a good colonel. But they also murdered Hennessey's wife, Linda, and their three small children, and that was their worst mistake for she was the only restraint Hennessey had ever accepted.

    John says: "Good Listen!"
  • Tears of the Desert: A Memoir of Survival in Darfur | Halima Bashir,Damien Lewis

    Tears of the Desert: A Memoir of Survival in Darfur

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Halima Bashir, Damien Lewis
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
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    Halima Bashir was born into the Zaghawa tribe, whose customs have remained unchanged for centuries, in the remote western deserts of Sudan in the region of South Darfur. Halima's father named his daughter after the traditional medicine woman of the village, and she grew up in a happy and close-knit childhood environment. Her father became a wealthy man by his tribe's standards, so he could afford to send Halima to school and university. Halima went on to study medicine, and at 24 she returned to her tribe and began practicing as their first ever qualified doctor.

    kristin says: "Very heartbreaking"
  • Desert Heat | J. A. Jance

    Desert Heat

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By J. A. Jance
    • Narrated By Hillary Huber
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    A cop lies dying beneath the blistering Arizona sun - a local lawman who may well have become the next sheriff of Cochise County. The police brass claim that Andy Brady was dirty, and that his shooting was a suicide attempt. Joanna Brady, his devoted wife and mother of their nine-year-old daughter, knows a cover-up when she hears one...and murder when she sees it.

    CatBookMom says: "A great beginning to a terrific series"
  • Desert Places | Blake Crouch

    Desert Places

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Blake Crouch
    • Narrated By Eric G. Dove
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    Greetings. There is a body buried on your property, covered in your blood. The unfortunate young lady's name is Rita Jones. In her jeans pocket you'll find a slip of paper with a phone number on it. Call that number. If I have not heard from you by 8:00 P.M., the police will receive an anonymous call. I'll tell them where Rita Jones is buried on your property, how you killed her, and where the murder weapon can be found in your house. (I do believe a paring knife is missing from your kitchen.)

    General Zod says: "Hooked from the beginning"
  • Desert Heat: A Novel | Elizabeth Reyes

    Desert Heat: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Reyes
    • Narrated By Shayna Thibodeaux, Sebastian York
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    Between running from her past, working three jobs, and worrying about her family, the only thing that could further complicate singer Bethany Amaya's life is falling in love. But after serendipitously attending a speed dating event and meeting the intense and sexy detective Damian Santiago, that's exactly what happens. In the blink of an eye, Bethany is caught up in a passionate affair with the most irresistible man she's ever met.

    Frances says: "Romantic! Sexy! Entertaining!"
  • High Desert: A Kate Delafield Mystery | Katherine V. Forrest

    High Desert: A Kate Delafield Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Katherine V. Forrest
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
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    In this long-awaited new installment of the legendary Kate Delafield mystery series, Kate is forced to confront her most formidable opponent: herself. Kate Delafield is in a world of trouble. Five months into mandated retirement from the LAPD, her long term on-again off-again relationship with Aimee Grant is off again. She's become hopelessly dependent on the only substance that can drown her pain over Aimee - and the illness of her best friend. She is lost without her police career and beset by terrifying dreams.

    Dandylion says: "Bad"
  • El Borak and Other Desert Adventures | Robert E. Howard

    El Borak and Other Desert Adventures

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Robert E. Howard
    • Narrated By Michael McConnohie
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    Robert E. Howard is famous for creating such immortal heroes as Conan the Cimmerian, Solomon Kane, and Bran Mak Morn. Less well-known but equally extraordinary are his non-fantasy adventure stories set in the Middle East and featuring such two-fisted heroes as Francis Xavier Gordon, known as "El Borak", Kirby O'Donnell, and Steve Clarney. This trio of hard-fighting Americans, civilized men with more than a touch of the primordial in their veins, marked a new direction for Howard's writing.

    Damien says: "Dumb Fun!"
  • The Desert Spear: The Demon Cycle, Book 2 | Peter V. Brett

    The Desert Spear: The Demon Cycle, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Peter V. Brett
    • Narrated By Colin Mace
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    Continuing the impressive debut fantasy series from author Peter V. Brett, The Desert Spear is book two of the Demon Cycle, pulling the reader into a world of demons, darkness and heroes. The Deliverer has returned, but who is he? Arlen Bales, formerly of the small hamlet of Tibbet's Brook, learnt harsh lessons about life as he grew up in a world where hungry demons stalk the night and humanity is trapped by its own fear.

    Annelien says: "Great story!"
  • Desert Hawks | Len Levinson

    Desert Hawks

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Len Levinson
    • Narrated By Bill Quinn
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    The year was 1846 and the great American Southwest was the prize in an epic conflict. The U.S. Army and the army of Mexico met in a battle that would shape the course of history, while the legendary Apache warrior chief Mangas Coloradas looked on, determined to defend his ancestral lands and age-old tribal traditions against either of the invaders or both.

  • The Secret of the Desert Stone: The Cooper Kids Adventures, Book 5 | Frank Peretti

    The Secret of the Desert Stone: The Cooper Kids Adventures, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Frank Peretti
    • Narrated By Frank Peretti
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    Biblical archeologist Dr. Jacob Cooper arrives in Togwana with his children Jay and Lila, and one goal - to discover the secret behind the two-mile-high Stone that has mysteriously appeared overnight. Who could have excavated, carved, and transported the colossal Stone? The Coopers' uneasiness soon turns into dread as they are watched and threatened by the country's new government and brutal dictator, Idi Nkromo.

  • Just Deserts: Hetta Coffey, Book 4 | Jinx Schwartz

    Just Deserts: Hetta Coffey, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Jinx Schwartz
    • Narrated By Beth Richmond
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    Hetta Coffey is a woman with a yacht, and she's not afraid to use it! As a self-employed engineering consultant with a penchant of oddball (read: shady) projects, she has a way of attracting trouble. With her floating home dry docked for repairs in Mexico, Hetta needs a place to live and a job to pay for boat repairs. Landing a project at a mining operation not far from her boat, Hetta finds herself on the tumultuous Arizona/Mexico border, where all hell is breaking loose even before she gets there.

  • Desert Bound | Elizabeth Hunter

    Desert Bound

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Hunter
    • Narrated By Liisa Ivary
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    Alex McCann and Teodora "Ted" Vasquez left Cambio Springs together. Ted came back. Alex didn't. Now, years later, the future alpha of the McCann wolves has returned with plans to bring new life to the dying desert community. Plans that could change everything for the isolated enclave of shapeshifters in the California desert. Some love the plan. Others hate it. As the town's doctor and one of the strongest daughters in the cat clan, Ted has her own concerns about exposing her community to outsiders.

    Lulu says: "Good, But Not Quite Up To Par"
  • High Wild Desert | Ralph Cotton

    High Wild Desert

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Ralph Cotton
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    Arizona Ranger Sam Burrack is headed for Yuma, escorting Harvey "Cisco" Lang to prison and Adele Simpson to safety. He knows full well of their shared romantic history, and even though Adele swears she's done with Cisco, Burrack is keeping a hard eye on her as well as on the outlaw. But his companions are the least of his worries. A ruthless cattle baron has put a five-thousand-dollar price on Burrack's head - and every low-life bounty hunter and bandit across the Painted Desert is looking to claim it…

  • The Heritage of the Desert | Zane Grey

    The Heritage of the Desert

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Zane Grey
    • Narrated By Gene Engene
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    Here is another marvelous Zane Grey novel. In his magnificent style, Zane Grey has crafted a story that’s both moving and exciting with new perils in every chapter. Not only is there gun fighting, cattle rustling and the battle over water holes, but the thrilling capture and winning over of Silvermane, the magnificent wild stallion admired and wanted by every white man and Indian on the desert. All of this is intermingled with tender love between the main character, Jack Hare and the beautiful half-breed maiden, Mescal.

  • And the Desert Blooms | Iris Johansen

    And the Desert Blooms

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Iris Johansen
    • Narrated By Angela Brazil
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    "Don't look for me. I'll come back when I'm ready." Pandora Madchen wrote those words when she ran off six years ago. In that time she's become a sensation with the rock group Nemesis, toured the world, and grown up. Now Pandora is ready to return to the desert state of Sedikhan and the man she loved too soon and too much. Sheik Philip El Kabbar is a businessman whose power and influence extends throughout the world - but for six long years he's been unable to find the woman he loves.

    RoseMary Tuck says: "Thought Johansen - got Cartland"
  • Desert God | Wilbur Smith

    Desert God

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated By Mike Grady
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    Across the lush plains of Egypt, Taita, a freed eunuch slave, wears his authority lightly. Not only is he the close advisor to the Pharaoh, but he is guardian to Pharaoh Tamose's two teenage sisters, the young beauties Tehuti and Bekatha. But the kingdom is not at peace. They have been fighting Southern Egypt's constant and historic enemy, the Hyksos people in the north, since time began. To finally crush them, Pharaoh must turn to his most trusted friend.

    Ian Coltman says: "Gripping story"
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