Welcome to Brian’s Book Blog’s weekly New and Notable Audiobooks Post for the Week of April 3rd.
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Deep Devil by Nick Sullivan
Narrated by Nick Sullivan
Wild Yonder Press
Between the devil and the deep blue sea…is the last place you want to be.
Boone Fischer and Emily Durand have been through a lot in the past few years. A new beginning on the island of Cozumel is going swimmingly: their own dive boat, their own business, a new canine friend, and a room with a view. But a chance encounter with a staggeringly wealthy family and their luxury cruise line will bring pandemonium to this peaceful paradise.
In this fourth book of the best-selling Deep Series, Boone and Emily find themselves immersed in a world of wealth and privilege, where jealousy, greed, and deceit can lead down a dark path.
From drift dives in whipping currents to the claustrophobic confines of the infamous Devil’s Throat; from the crashing waves on the “wild side” of Cozumel to a massive mega-yacht on the high seas, Deep Devil will take you to fascinating places. Some beautiful…some deadly.
Whispers of Ash by Adrian J. Smith
Narrated by Raphael Corkhill
You can give up killing, but death never leaves you….
After a lifetime of hunting down criminals, Ryan just wants to live out his days in peace and in the shadows of Tokyo to grieve the loss of his wife and son. But his old team – the Nameless, experts in extraction and recon – comes with an urgent request for help. The young daughter of one of his closest friends, a girl he once treated as his own, has been kidnapped.
The search leads Ryan and his team into the Japanese mountains and a town steeped in secrets that a new sinister adversary wishes to keep hidden. He begins to unravel a deep, macabre plot that goes far beyond this missing girl. With enemies from the past remerging, they begin targeting members of the Nameless. Ryan quickly realizes that no matter how hard he tries to leave this world behind, it will never let him go until he defeats his demons. Those demons are not just after him, and if they aren’t stopped, it could put all of humanity at risk.
Saturn’s Monsters by Thomas K. Carpenter
Narrated by Amy Deuchler
Cassia Vici is on a one-way trip to Saturn—to help humanity reach the stars.
A towering genius who’d already solved the problem of death by making memory recording possible, Cassia leads a team of scientists and problem-solvers to a station floating in the harsh winds of Saturn. Their mission: to grow interstellar ships using nanobots in the planet’s material-rich environment. She called them “monsters” to help sell the project to a skeptical public. Little did she know how prophetic that name would become.
But an unexpected death seeds doubt among the team, putting the mission in jeopardy. As her team struggles to save the future, Cassia is haunted by her past—a wife and daughter who died in the very technology that made mind recording possible. With time running out, Cassia and her crew will need one final miracle to build the monsters that could become both their savior—and their doom.
Cryptid Zoo by Gerry Griffiths
Narrated by David Reimer
As a child, rare and unusual animals, especially cryptid creatures, always fascinated Carter Wilde.
Now that he’s an eccentric billionaire and runs the largest conglomerate of high-tech companies all over the world, he can finally achieve his wildest dream of building the most incredible theme park ever conceived on the planet…Cryptid Zoo.
Even though there have been apparent problems with the project, Wilde still decides to send some of his marketing employees and their families on a forced vacation to assess the theme park in preparation for Opening Day.
Nick Wells and his family are some of those chosen and are about to embark on what will become the most terror-filled weekend of their lives – praying they survive.
Step right up and get your free pass…to Cryptid Zoo.
A Deadly Influence by Mike Omer
Narrated by Jesse Vilinsky, Fajer Al-Kaisi
From bestselling author Mike Omer comes the first in a new series full of the psychological twists and police procedural turns that his fans have come to know and love.
Lieutenant Abby Mullen is no stranger to crisis. As the hostage negotiation instructor for the NYPD, she deals with worst-case scenarios every day. Nothing fazes her anymore.
That all changes when she gets a call from Eden Fletcher, a fellow survivor of the infamous Wilcox cult. The two haven’t spoken since the night of a tragic, fiery massacre, when their paths diverged. But now Eden needs Abby’s help: someone has kidnapped her son and is demanding a $5 million ransom. As Abby throws herself into the case, she can’t help but wonder why the kidnapper has targeted Eden. But Eden refuses to talk. She’s silent about the relics of their shared past hanging on her walls. About the kidnapper’s possible motives. About what’s happened in the years since she and Abby parted ways.
As the truth closes in, Abby realizes that her past may not be as far behind as she thought…and it’s come home to collect.
The Poison Chase by Cap Daniels
Narrated by P.J. Ochlan
When the enemies of freedom hide beneath a patriot’s flag, it’s up to American covert operative Chase Fulton to find a way to infiltrate the criminal organization and dismantle it from within. Living inside a lie built on the foundations of greed, disregard for human life, and murderous intent may prove to be the most challenging assignment of his career.
As Chase battles his demons and questions his decisions to drive away a team member, the necessity of unit cohesion drives him to take on a solitary mission in which he’ll face enemies so driven by ideology and financial profit that they’ll make any deal, bribe any official, and flaunt their wealth in the faces of those who lack the resources to stand against them.
From the Wiregrass Region of southern Alabama to the burning deserts of northern Africa and the Middle East, Chase Fulton’s determination, endurance, and fortitude are put to the test against foes unlike any he’s ever faced in a realm he can scarcely imagine possible. The unthinkable mission promises to test alliances, stretch the bonds of friendship, and leave one of America’s finest warriors questioning everything he thought he knew. From the terrifying opening to the ominous conclusion, The Poison Chase promises to leave listeners on the edge of their seats like never before.
The Coral Bride by Roxanne Bouchard
Narrated by Stephanie Cannon
When an abandoned lobster trawler is found adrift off the coast of Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula, DS Joaquin Moralès begins a straightforward search for the boat’s missing captain, Angel Roberts – a woman in a male-dominated world. But Moralès finds himself blocked at every turn – by his police colleagues, by fisheries bureaucrats and by his grown-up son, who has turned up at his door with a host of his own personal problems. When Angel’s body is finally discovered, it’s clear something very sinister is afoot, and Moralès and his son are pulled into murky, dangerous waters, where old resentments run deep….
The Off Limits Rule by Sarah Adams
Narrated by Avery Caris, Tor Thom
Dreamscape Media, LLC
I have found rock bottom: moving in with my older brother because I’m too broke to afford to live on my own. It’s okay, though, because we’ve always been close, and I think I’m going to have fun living with him again. That is, until I meet Cooper…. Turns out, my brother has very strong opinions on the idea of me dating his best friend – he’s dead set against it. According to him, Cooper is everything I should stay away from: flirtatious, adventurous, noncommittal, and freaking hot. (I added that last part because I feel like you need the whole picture.)
My brother is right – I should stay away from Cooper James and his pretty blue eyes. He’s the opposite of what I need right now. Nah – who am I kidding? I’m going for it.
The Off Limits Rule is a closed-door romance, perfect for anyone who loves lots of sizzle but no explicit content.
Ember War Pathfinders: Volume 1 by Richard Fox, Ben Stevens
Narrated by Luke Daniels
From the thrilling Ember War story arc, the epic sci-fi adventure continues with Ember War Pathfinders.
Light the Way, Book one
If you want the most dangerous job in the galaxy, be a Pathfinder.
At the leading edge of humanity’s trek across the stars they are experts in exploring strange new worlds and beating any threat that awaits. When a mysterious gate is found on an ancient planet, the Pathfinders are called in to light the way into the mysterious dimension it holds.
Lieutenant Karl Anderson leads his crack team on a mission to a mysterious world out of time and space, and what awaits them is an alien menace beyond anything they’ve ever encountered before….
Belisarius, Book two
The greatest disaster in Pathfinder history. What happened to the crew of the starship Belisarius?
Being a Pathfinder was never meant to be easy. Chief Carson thought her team was on a straightforward babysitting mission for a war hero past his prime on an uninhabited planet, but when they encounter a race of aliens that aren’t what they seem, they’re thrust into a first contact that no one is ready for.
Carson, her team, and a former Strike Marine named Standish find themselves in the middle of a millennia-long conspiracy that threatens the entire galaxy. The Pathfinders will need every last bit of luck and skill they have to save themselves, and those aboard the Belisarius.
The Perfect Marriage by Adam Mitzner
Narrated by Jonathan Davis
The price of true love is betrayal, suspicion, and murder in a thriller of twisting suspense by the Amazon Charts best-selling author of The Best Friend.
James and Jessica Sommers are celebrating their first blissful year together, an unexpected second chance at true love. Unfortunately, their newfound shot at happiness is not without collateral damage.
There’s Jessica’s ex-husband. He pretends for all the world that he’s resilient and strong. If only for the sake of their teenage son, profoundly vulnerable in his own way. James’ ex has taken a different road. Bitter, vengeful, and threatening, she wants only the worst for the happy couple. And then there’s the couple themselves: Are they truly as in love as they seem?
When James enters into an extraordinarily profitable if shady transaction with a beautiful art dealer, Jessica and James’ seemingly perfect marriage takes a dark and tragic turn.
Amid suspicions, tested loyalties, revenge, and guilt, no one escapes unscathed from sins committed in the name of love.
Back in the Burbs by Avery Flynn, Tracy Wolff
Narrated by Sophie Amoss
Ever have one of those days where life just plain sucks? Welcome to my last three months – ever since I caught my can’t-be-soon-enough-ex-husband cheating with his paralegal. I’m 35 years old, and I’ve lost my NYC apartment, my job, my money, and frankly, my dignity.
But the final heartache in the suck sandwich of my life? My great-aunt Maggie died. The only family member who’s ever gotten me.
Even after death, though, she’s helping me get back up again. She’s willed me the keys to a house in the burbs of all places and dared me to grab life by the family jewels. Well, I’ve got the vise grips already in hand (my ex should take note), and I’m ready to fight for my life again.
Too bad that bravado only lasts as long as it takes to drive into Huckleberry Hills. And see the house.
There are 47 separate HOA violations, and I feel them all in my bones. Honestly, I’m surprised no one’s “accidentally” torched the house yet. I want to, and I’ve only been standing in front of it for five minutes. But then, my grumpy neighbor tells me to mow the lawn first and I’m just…done. Done with men too sexy for their own good and done with anyone telling me what to do.
First rule of surviving the burbs? There is nothing that YouTube and a glass of wine can’t conquer. Well, unless it’s your hot neighbor.
Violence. Speed. Momentum. by Dr Disrespect
Narrated by Dr Disrespect
Simon & Schuster
Too much power. Wow. Too much energy. Wow. Too much anticipation. WOW. It’s the new memoir from the biggest star in gaming: Dr. Disrespect.
Dr. Disrespect is a six-foot-eight freak of nature with a 37-inch vertical, the two-time, back-to-back 1993-94 Blockbuster Video Game Champion, and in his factual opinion, the most dominant international gaming superstar in the history of the world.
It was just a matter of time before Western civilization came begging Doc to save literature by writing a memoir that reads like a vicious, muscular lion clawing his way through the rocks, roaring in anger and dominance. Here you will find his deepest, most intimate secrets. The untold history of his mysterious, legendary origins and his rise to unparalleled dominance. And most of all, you will find out what, exactly, Doc’s a doctor of.
Are you ready for a book with the rhythm of a sleazy ’70s muscleman and the ruthlessness of a ’90s serial killer? A journey that stares down the long, dark alley of your fears and never looks back? Does your warrior’s heart yearn to reach the tippity top of the mountain just to realize you’re still only halfway up?
If so, firm handshakes, Champion: Welcome to the salvation of literature.