New and Notable Audiobook Releases for the Week of April 1st on Brian’s Book Blog

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The Delta Devlin Collection, Books 1-3 by Matthew Mather

The Delta Devlin Collection, Books 1-3 by Matthew Mather
Narrated by January LaVoy, Tom Taylorson, Robin Eller
Blackstone Publishing

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For the first time—in honor of the late Matthew Mather, the master of technothrillers—all three titles in the exhilarating Delta Devlin series are now available in a discounted box set.

With a new foreword written by New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sansbury Smith, this is a series worth losing your head over.

Book 1: The Dreaming Tree

After a near-fatal car crash, Royce Lowell-Vandeweghe wakes up to find he’s one of the first patients to undergo a radical new procedure: a full-body transplant. Convalescing years later and suffering from waking nightmares, he answers the door at his Long Island home and meets Delta Devlin, a New York detective. She sees things nobody else can—visions created by a mutation to her eyes—and meeting Royce sets off an unraveling chain of events …

Book 2: Meet Your Maker

Interpol rookie Delta Devlin witnesses an attempted assassination, but the bullet meant for the Ukrainian prime minister hits her father instead, lodging next to his heart. Investigations reveal that ex–KGB operator Yuri Korshunov smuggled a 3D-printed plastic gun into the UN Building. As her father falls into a mysterious coma, Devlin follows Korshunov and infamous tech wunderkind Lenny Bondar into the underworld of Eastern Europe. There, her worst nightmares materialize from the darkness.

Book 3: Out of Time

Critical components of the Large Hadron Collider, the largest machine ever built, have been stolen, and newly promoted Marshal Delta Devlin is brought in by Interpol to investigate. At the same time, a dead body appears on the shores of the East River in Delta’s hometown of New York City—one with very similar injuries to those left by the serial killer she caught to start her career. As events in the present collide in a tangle of secrets and lies, Delta cannot trust anyone—even her family and loved ones.


Deep Hex by Nick Sullivan

Deep Hex by Nick Sullivan
Narrated by Nick Sullivan
Nick Sullivan & Wild Yonder Press

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A new home can bring new friends…new adventures…and new dangers.

Boone Fischer and Emily Durand have settled down in the Turks and Caicos—specifically, the picturesque island of Grand Turk. But a chance encounter with a dive boat from a nearby island leads them to pull up stakes again, if only temporarily. The couple take the Lunasea across to South Caicos—The Big South—an island with a rich history…not all of it virtuous.

An unidentified body discovered in an underwater cave system may have been the victim of a murder, but the manner of death is bizarre. Boone and Emily find themselves in the ensnared by events once more, but resolving this mystery may come at a steep price.


The New One by Evie Green

The New One by Evie Green
Narrated by Anniwaa Buachie, Ellie Rose Boswell
Penguin Audio

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A suspenseful, cutting-edge novel about two parents who finally get the daughter they’ve always wanted—it’s too bad she isn’t real. From the author of We Hear Voices.

For Tamsyn and Ed, life is tough. They both work long hours for very little money and come home to their moody, rebellious daughter, Scarlett.

After a tragic accident leaves Scarlett comatose and with little chance of recovery, Tamsyn and Ed are out of options until a lifeline emerges in the form of an unusual medical trial. In exchange for the very best treatment for Scarlett, a fully furnished apartment, and a limitless spending account, the family must agree to move to Switzerland and welcome an artificial copy of their daughter into their home.

Suddenly their life is transformed. Tamsyn and Ed want for nothing, and the AI replacement, Sophie, makes it feel just like having their daughter back—except without all the bad parts. Sophie is engaged, happy, and actually wants to spend time with her parents.

But things take a turn for the worse when Scarlett makes a very real recovery and the family discovers that the forces behind their new life are darker than they ever could have imagined.


The Hive: Book 1: DELIO by R. R. Haywood

The Hive: Book 1: DELIO by R. R. Haywood
Narrated by Laura Aikman, Vikas Adam
Audible, Ltd.

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When everyone on the planet suddenly freezes in place a single artificial intelligence threatens the survival of humanity.

From bestselling author R. R. Haywood comes a heart-pounding sci-fi adventure about a group of survivors fighting to take down the all-powerful DELIO – the world’s first fully sentient AI.

When a mysterious event leaves nearly every human being on the planet frozen and unaware, a desperate few will do whatever it takes to prevent the AI from controlling the fate of humanity.

In New York, one of DELIO’s creators joins forces with a washed-up suicidal detective and a young film maker with a dark past, while in London convicted drug dealer Alfie is saved by an abused young woman trafficked into London – together, only they can stop DELIO.

But can they do it before it’s too late?

This book contains adult language and graphic scenes which some listeners may find distressing.


Shift by Hugh Howey

Shift by Hugh Howey
Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini
Blackstone Publishing

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The second volume in the New York Times bestselling Silo series. Hugh Howey goes back to show the first days of the Silo, and the beginning of the end.

BOOK ONE, WOOL, IS SOON TO BE AN APPLE TV+ SERIES.

In 2007, the Center for Automation in Nanobiotech (CAN) outlined the hardware and software platforms that would one day allow robots smaller than human cells to make medical diagnoses, conduct repairs, and even self-propagate.

In the same year, the CBS network re-aired a program about the effects of propranolol on sufferers of extreme trauma. A simple pill, it had been discovered, could wipe out the memory of any traumatic event.

At almost the same moment in humanity’s broad history, mankind discovered the means for bringing about its utter downfall. And the ability to forget it ever happened.


A Brief History of Living Forever by Jaroslav Kalfar

A Brief History of Living Forever by Jaroslav Kalfar
Narrated by Juanita McMahon
Little, Brown & Company

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In an authoritarian near-future America obsessed with digital consciousness and eternal life, two long-lost siblings risk everything to save their mother from oblivion.

When Adéla discovers she has a terminal illness, she leaves behind her native Czech village for a chance at reuniting in America with Tereza, the daughter she gave up at birth, decades earlier. But the country Adéla experienced as a young woman, when she eloped with a filmmaker and starred in his cult sci-fi movie, has changed entirely. In 2030, America is ruled by an authoritarian government increasingly closed off to the rest of the world.

Tereza, the star researcher for VITA, a biotech company hellbent on discovering the key to immortality, is overjoyed to meet her mother, with whom she forms an instant, profound connection. But when their time together is cut short by shocking events, Tereza must uncover VITA’s alarming activity in the wastelands of what was once Florida, and persuade the Czech brother she’s never met to join her in this odds-defying adventure.

Narrated from the beyond by Adéla’s restless spirit, A Brief History of Living Forever is a high-wire act of storytelling from a writer “booming with vitality and originality,” whose “voice is distinct enough to leave tread marks” (New York Times). By turns insightful, moving, and funny, the novel not only confirms Jaroslav Kalfař’s boundless powers of invention but also exults in the love between a mother and her daughter, which neither space nor time can sever.


Something's Different by Quinn Ivins

Something’s Different by Quinn Ivins
Narrated by Anastasia Watley
Tantor Audio

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An ice queen boss knows there’s something different about her assistant, but she can’t put her finger on it. A fun twin-switch lesbian office romance.

Unemployed academic Caitlyn Taylor comes home to family drama. Her carefree twin Chloe plans to ditch her job to visit a guy she met online. Caitlyn steps in to impersonate Chloe so she won’t get fired for skipping town. Unfortunately, this means answering phones for an icy, dismissive boss.

Busy college president Ruth Holloway never paid much attention to her mediocre assistant. Suddenly, “Chloe” demonstrates insight into faculty politics and a baffling talent for analytics. And since when has she been so attractive?

Caitlyn dreams of getting closer to her sister’s boss but how can she? Everything they’ve shared has been based on a lie.

Contains mature themes.


Just a Touch Away by Jae

Just a Touch Away by Jae
Narrated by Abby Craden
Tantor Audio

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An enemies-to-lovers lesbian romance with an ice queen whose frosty facade is melted by the power of touch.

Hannah Martin has an unusual job: she’s a professional cuddler. While she has a big heart for her clients, she hasn’t found someone special to snuggle up to in her personal life.

Winter Sullivan isn’t looking for love. She’s an aloof workaholic who’s built walls of ice around herself. She would rather drive toothpicks under her fingernails than cuddle, and she certainly doesn’t want to share her space with anyone.

When Winter’s estranged father dies, he leaves her one last surprise: she and Hannah, a perfect stranger, will inherit a building together. But there’s a catch: first, they have to live together for ninety-two days.

Winter is determined to dislike her rival, but soon finds Hannah isn’t what she expected at all. Thanks to a hilarious doormat war, a cuddle dare from Winter’s half sister, and a kiss in the most unusual of places, the frosty fortress around her heart begins to melt.

Will she be able to accept that love might be just a touch away?

Contains mature themes.


The Natural History Novellas by Erin Mallon

The Natural History Novellas by Erin Mallon
Narrated by Joe Arden, Jason Clarke, Teddy Hamilton, Erin Mallon
Oh Yes She Did Productions

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It’s two years later….

The couples from the Natural History series are back, and they’re all over the map!

In Flirtin’, Calliope is now a full-time dino romance author. She is wildly in love with her narrator/astronomer boyfriend and hoping to win big at her first Las Vegas book signing. But when Ralph is the one to hit the jackpot instead of her, their own happily ever after needs a rewrite.

In Buggin’, Mabel and Wally head to the Netherlands with two goals only: to celebrate redheads and sell some honey. They never anticipate that a mysterious man stirring up trouble will be just what they need to make life taste even sweeter.

In Baitin’, Louise and James are living it up in Hawaii and counting down the days ‘til their new baby arrives. The perfect time to host a beach wedding for their friends and family, right? When unexpected guests appear and their birth plan goes out the window, they learn once and for all to take their cues from the ocean and go with the flow.


Maid of Dishonor by Gracie Ruth Mitchell

Maid of Dishonor by Gracie Ruth Mitchell
Narrated by Eva Wilhelm, Austin Rising
Dreamscape Media

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Samantha Quinn: Baseball lover. Plant mama. Eternal friend zone dweller. I know exactly three things:

1) My heart will forever belong to my best friend, Carter.

2) Carter’s heart will never belong to me.

3) I will therefore die alone, surrounded by my houseplants, probably old and grouchy like my eighty-two-year-old landlady, Winifred.

But now Carter’s cousin wants my help planning her wedding, while Carter wants my help stopping it. How am I supposed to both plan and sabotage a wedding at the same time? How do I talk to Carter about weddings all day without my heart fracturing? And how, how, how do I ditch this stupid friend zone once and for all?

Carter Ellis: P.E. teacher. Baseball coach. Also, attractive. Very, very attractive.

I am not secretly in love with my best friend. I absolutely am not. That would be stupid and reckless and a terrible idea all around. I swore I would never fall in love, and that’s not going to change now. Except…one tiny little kiss has all sorts of feelings rising in my chest. Feelings I was certain I buried a long time ago.

But it doesn’t matter; I refuse to give in. I will laugh with her, talk with her, and dry her tears, but I will not fall in love with Samantha Quinn.


Deus Ex Mechanic by Ryann Fletcher

Deus Ex Mechanic by Ryann Fletcher
Narrated by Honey St. Dennis
Self Published

Alice is the best mechanic the corrupt Coalition regime has ever seen. When she’s kidnapped by an infamous vigilante space pirate named Violet, she has to make the hardest decision she’s ever made: escape back to the comfort of the Coalition, or risk everything to fight injustice?

When Violet decided to ransack Coalition vessels, she never though she’d also have to fight her feelings for Alice. Will giving into an affair with the treasonous mechanic cloud her judgment and jeopardize the safety of her crew?

As they fight side by side against ruthless rival pirate captain Leo and his crew, will they grow closer together, or will everything fall apart and leave them stranded in dark space?


Hard News by Mark T. Sullivan

Hard News by Mark T. Sullivan
Narrated by Johnny Heller
Audible, Inc.

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In this riveting thriller, journalist Gideon McCarthy is burnt-out and struggling to keep his life together after years of chasing deadlines. The competition is ruthless, the quest for the next byline relentless.

But when a series of murders rocks his Southern California beat, Gideon soon learns that there is a dangerous line between truth and journalism….

Sinking his teeth into the news story of a lifetime could prove to be Gideon’s career salvation, but when a deranged killer is at large and digging too deep puts a target on his own back, Gideon must decide just how far he’s willing to go for the sake of the story.


Into the Darkness by Brandon Q. Morris

Into the Darkness by Brandon Q. Morris
Narrated by Eli Snuggs
Self Published

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Luhman 16 is a binary system of brown dwarfs – stars that have failed to ignite the nuclear fusion process inside them. Therefore, the sun never rises on the planets orbiting them. The crew of the spaceship “Majestic Draght”, consisting of aliens and humans, must plunge deep into the darkness to help castaways fighting for their lives here, of all places. But then something happens that no one could have expected…

The Proxima Logfiles is a multi-part series based on the Proxima Trilogy, but can be listened to independently. Star Trek meets Lost in Space – reimagined with the scientific and technical realism of hard science fiction.


I'll Stop the World by Lauren Thoman, Mindy Kaling - introduction

I’ll Stop the World by Lauren Thoman, Mindy Kaling – introduction
Narrated by Michael Crouch, Natasha Tina Liu, Alaska Jackson, Brian Holden, Mark Sanderlin, Sarah Naughton, Scott Merriman, Marcus Stewart, David de Vries
Brilliance Publishing

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The end and the beginning become one in a heart-pounding coming-of-age mystery about the power of friendship, fate, and inexplicable second chances.

Is it the right place at the wrong time? Or the wrong place at the right time?

Trapped in a dead-end town, Justin Warren has had his life defined by the suspicious deaths of his grandparents. The unsolved crime happened long before Justin was born, but the ripple effects are still felt after thirty-eight years. Justin always knew he wouldn’t have much of a future. He just never imagined that his life might take him backward.

In a cosmic twist of fate, Justin’s choices send him crashing into the path of determined optimist Rose Yin. Justin and Rose live in the same town and attend the same school, but have never met—because Rose lives in 1985. Justin won’t be born for another twenty years. And his grandparents are still alive—for now.

In a series of events that reverberate through multiple lifetimes, Justin and Rose have a week to get Justin unstuck in time and put each of them in control of their futures—by solving a murder that hasn’t even happened yet.


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