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    • Hello Again

    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 918
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 847
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 847

    Evelyn Talbot, a psychiatrist at a maximum-security prison in Alaska, studies some of the world's worst serial killers. But she's about to meet her most elusive patient at Hanover House yet: Dr. Lyman Bishop, aka the Zombie Maker, given his fondness for performing icepick lobotomies on his victims. A brilliant cancer researcher, Bishop is either the most cunning psychopath Evelyn has ever encountered - or he is wrongly convicted.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By Rumbera on 11-08-17

    Regular price: $25.51

    • Her Darkest Nightmare

    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 462
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 424
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 420

    Evelyn Talbot knows that a psychopath can look perfectly normal. She was only 16 when her own boyfriend, Jasper, imprisoned and tortured her - and left her for dead. Now an eminent psychiatrist who specializes in the criminal mind, Evelyn is the force behind Hanover House, a maximum-security facility located in a small Alaskan town. Her job puts her at odds with Sergeant Amarok, who is convinced that Hanover is a threat to his community, even as his attraction to beautiful Evelyn threatens to tear his world apart.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Shallow and Boring

    • By Carolyn L on 12-20-16

    Regular price: $25.51

    • Hanover House

    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
    • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167

    Psychiatrist Evelyn Talbot has dedicated her life to solving the mysteries of the psychopathic mind. Why do psychopaths act as they do? How do they come to be? Why don't they feel any remorse for the suffering they cause? And are there better ways of spotting and stopping them? After having been kidnapped, tortured, and left for dead when she was just a teenager - by her high school boyfriend - she's determined to understand how someone she trusted so much could turn on her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A little too short

    • By Terri on 02-10-18

    Regular price: $20.29

    • Right Where We Belong

    • Silver Springs, Book 4
    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Veronica Worthington
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Savanna Gray needs a do over. Her "perfect" life unraveled when, to her absolute shock, her husband was arrested for attacking three women. With her divorce settled, she takes her two children home to Silver Springs to seek refuge between the walls of the farmhouse where she was born. It needs a little TLC, but she's eager to take control of something. Despite an escalating attraction to Gavin, Savanna resolves to keep her distance. She trusted her ex, who had a similarly tragic background, and is unwilling to repeat her past mistakes.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Anticlimactic but enjoyable read

    • By Andra on 11-28-17

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Until You Loved Me

    • Silver Springs, Book 3
    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Veronica Worthington
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    After catching her fiancé cheating - with another man - usually straitlaced, workaholic scientist Ellie Fisher liberates her wild side just long enough to indulge in a passionate one-night stand with a tall, dark stranger she meets at a trendy Miami bar. Embarrassed by her recklessness, she ducks out the following morning without learning the guy's full name, something that shouldn't have been a problem - until a pregnancy test turns positive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved It!!!

    • By Renee S on 08-19-17

    Regular price: $28.51

    • No One but You

    • Silver Springs, Book 2
    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Veronica Worthington
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    Struggling to make ends meet after a messy divorce, Sadie Harris is at the end of her tether. Her waitressing gig isn't enough to pay the bills, let alone secure primary custody of her son, Jayden, a battle she refuses to lose. Desperate, she accepts a position assisting Dawson Reed - the same Dawson Reed who recently stood trial for the murder of his adoptive parents. Joining him at his isolated farm seems risky, but Sadie is out of options.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Story had a helpless victim feel.

    • By Jane on 02-08-18

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Dead Giveaway

    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 210
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    The Reverend Lee Barker went missing 19 years ago. And the people of Stillwater, Mississippi, believe they know why. They're convinced he was murdered by his stepson, Clay Montgomery. But only Clay, his mother, and sisters can say for sure. They were the only ones there that fateful night, the only ones who know what really happened. And they're not talking.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great!

    • By Patti Dotson on 10-03-07

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Dead Silence

    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 267
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 155

    There's a body buried behind a Mississippi farmhouse. Grace Montgomery knows who it is, and she knows why it happened. She was only 13 the night it all went wrong. And now, like then, she has no choice but to keep her mouth shut.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Five Stars for this Thriller!

    • By Book and Movie Lover on 08-23-06

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Other Woman

    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Tara Sands
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    Elizabeth O'Connell has survived one of the worst betrayals a wife can imagine. Finding out that she wasn't the only woman in her husband's life meant the end of her marriage and a year of personal hell. Now she's focusing on her new business and raising her two kids. Carter Hudson isn't part of her plan. When he's introduced to Liz by well-meaning friends, her dislike is instant. But as she spends time with him, Liz realizes she likes having Carter in her life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome story!

    • By Laura McMillin on 06-10-16

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Secret Sister

    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Carly Robins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198

    After a painful divorce, Maisey Lazarow returns to Fairham, the small island off the North Carolina coast where she grew up. She goes there to heal - and to help her brother, Keith, a deeply troubled man who's asked her to come home. But she refuses to stay in the family house. The last person she wants to see is her wealthy, controlling mother. Instead she finds herself living next door to someone else she'd prefer to avoid - Rafe Romero, the wild, reckless boy to whom she lost her virginity at 16.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not Novak's Best but Still a Good Story

    • By SWV on 09-21-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Coulda Been a Cowboy

    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Adam Verner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    Grandpa Garnier used to say love is like a bucking bronco. It takes guts and determination to hang on, but it's worth the ride. If only Grandpa was around now to help Tyson Garnier out of this mess. The famous pro football player is suddenly saddled with a very public scandal - and an illegitimate child. Tyson needs a good nanny now if he's going to salvage his career. And plain, no-nonsense Dakota Brown is the ideal candidate.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Should have been a stand alone

    • By kwolfgang on 11-01-17

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Big Girls Don't Cry

    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Thanks to a devastating revelation about her husband, Reenie Holbrook's once-perfect marriage is over. For 11 years she had the life she wanted - and now it's gone.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sweet love story

    • By Samantha McCoury on 10-04-17

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Dead Right

    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Karen Stein
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 267
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    Twenty years ago Madeline Barker's father disappeared. Despite what everyone else thinks, Madeline's convinced her stepfamily had nothing to do with it. But the recent discovery of his car finally proves he didn't just drive away. Worse, the police find something in the trunk that says there's more to this case than murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Escalating suspense!

    • By Sandylp on 08-09-07

    Regular price: $24.95

    • When Lightning Strikes

    • Whiskey Creek, Book 1
    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 600
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 538
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 543

    Gail DeMarco left Whiskey Creek, California, to make a name for herself in Los Angeles. Her PR firm has accumulated a roster of A-list clients, including the biggest box office hit of all - sexy and unpredictable Simon O’Neal. But Simon, who’s just been through a turbulent divorce, is so busy self-destructing he won’t listen to anything she says. She drops him from her list - and he retaliates by taking the rest of her clients with him. Desperate to save her company, Gail has to humble herself by making a deal with Simon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • worthwhile listen !

    • By christine on 08-30-12

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Finding Our Forever

    • Silver Springs, Book 1
    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Veronica Worthington
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    The search for her birth mother brought Cora Kelly to the New Horizons Boys Ranch. Getting a job there was easy enough, but confiding in Aiyana, the ranch's owner, that she's really her daughter? Cora's not sure she can do that, not unless she's confident the news will be welcomed. And once she gets to know Elijah Turner - Aiyana's adopted son and ranch manager - that decision becomes even more difficult.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Even free it wasn’t good.

    • By B. D. on 01-15-18

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Inside

    • Bulletproof Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 220
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 189

    Virgil Skinner served 14 years for a murder he didn’t commit. He’s finally been exonerated, but he can’t escape the gang he joined in order to survive. They’ll do anything to keep him from telling what he knows. And if they can’t get to Virgil, they’ll go after his sister and her kids. The California Department of Corrections needs someone to infiltrate another gang, one that’s taking control of the state’s most notorious supermax. Virgil’s the perfect candidate, and he’ll agree to do it under an alias - in exchange for his sister’s protection.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book

    • By Donna Thomas on 10-18-11

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Stories of the Heart

    • By: Debbie Macomber, Brenda Novak, Meryl Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Therese Plummer, Gayle Hendrix, Bailey Carr
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Even as you read these words, there are women just like you stepping up and making a difference in their communities, making our world a better place to live. Three such exceptional women have been selected as recipients of Harlequin's More Than Words award. To celebrate their accomplishments, three bestselling authors have written short stories inspired by these real-life heroines.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good listen!

    • By Lois on 01-05-13

    Regular price: $17.95

    • When Snow Falls

    • Whiskey Creek, Book 2
    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Tara Sands
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 419
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 370
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 373

    After growing up in cheap motels, moving from town to town with her sister and mother, Cheyenne Christensen is grateful to be on her own. She’s grateful, too, for the friends she found once her family settled in California. But she’s troubled by the mystery of her earliest memories, most of which feature a smiling blonde woman. A woman who isn’t her mother. Although Cheyenne has repeatedly asked for explanations, the people who could help aren’t talking.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another great book

    • By quilteragogo on 02-12-15

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Trust Me

    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 199
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 104

    Skye Kellerman was attacked in her own bed. She managed to fend off her knife-wielding assailant, but the trauma changed everything about her life. As a result of that night, she joined two friends in starting an organization to help victims of crime.

    But now...Her would-be rapist is getting out of prison. Skye knows that Dr. Oliver Burke hasn't forgotten that her testimony cost him his reputation - and his freedom.

    Sacramento detective David Willis, who investigated her case, believes Burke is a clear and present danger - and guilty of at least two unsolved murders. And now Burke is free to terrorize Skye again. Unless David can stop him. Unless Skye can fight back.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, but...

    • By Christina on 09-08-09

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Heart of Christmas

    • Whiskey Creek Series, Book 7
    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Carly Robins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    Almost all her friends are married now, and that's what Eve wants, too. Love. A husband and kids of her own. But the B and B she manages-and even Whiskey Creek, the small Gold Country town where she was born and raised-suddenly seem - confining. Eve is worried that her future will simply be a reflection of her past. There's no one in the area she could even imagine as a husband - until a handsome stranger comes to town.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not for me

    • By Jan on 04-24-18

    Regular price: $27.99

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