New and Notable Audiobook Releases for the Week of April 8th on Brian’s Book Blog

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The Lazarus Factor by Nick Crow

The Lazarus Factor by Nick Crow
Narrated by Nick Sullivan
Self Published

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A secret hidden in our genetic code will rewrite history as we know it….

Sara Morin, a brilliant computational biologist, makes a discovery that will fundamentally change our understanding of human evolution. But when she publishes her results, she ignites a firestorm she never expected.

Hunted by a ruthless assassin, Sara finds herself partnered with New York Times reporter Marcus Byron. Together they race across Europe, through Cathar castles, Aegean islands, and beyond. On the run, Sara must decipher a mysterious set of genome sequences.

As they begin to uncover answers, powerful forces turn their sights on Sara. If she can’t decode the sequences in time, she’ll end up dead—and the world will never know the shocking truth about the people who rule it.

Camp Zero by Michelle Min Sterling

Camp Zero by Michelle Min Sterling
Narrated by Graham Halstead, Greta Jung, Emily Tremaine
Simon & Schuster

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In a near-future northern settlement, a handful of climate change survivors find their fates intertwined in this mesmerizing and transportive novel in the vein of Station Eleven and The Power.

In the far north of Canada sits Camp Zero, an American building project hiding many secrets.

Desperate to help her climate-displaced Korean immigrant mother, Rose agrees to travel to Camp Zero and spy on its architect in exchange for housing. She arrives at the same time as another newcomer, a college professor named Grant who is determined to flee his wealthy family’s dark legacy. Gradually, they realize that there is more to the architect than previously thought, and a disturbing mystery lurks beneath the surface of the camp. At the same time, rumors abound of an elite group of women soldiers living and working at a nearby Cold War-era climate research station. What are they doing there? And who is leading them?

An electrifying thriller where nothing is as it seems, Camp Zero cleverly explores how the intersection of gender, class, and migration will impact who and what will survive in a warming world.

Paradise-1 by David Wellington

Paradise-1 by David Wellington
Narrated by Laurel Lefkow

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An electric blend of sci-if and horror, Paradise-1 begins a terrifying new trilogy of exploration and survival in deep space from Arthur C. Clarke Award-nominated author David Wellington.

“A superior space thriller that never flags….Readers will be on the edge of their seats.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Paradise-1. Earth’s first deep space colony. For thousands of people, it was an opportunity for a new life. Until it went dark.

No communication has been received from the colony for months. And it falls to Firewatch inspector Alexandra Petrova and the crew of the Artemis to investigate.

What they find is more horrifying than anything they could have imagined.

The Devil’s Noose by Michael Angel

The Devil’s Noose by Michael Angel
Narrated by Kelly McGaw, Parker Burningham
Royal Guard Publishing

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A life-threatening microbe. A desperate scientist. Can she isolate the disease before terrorists obliterate the world?

Epidemiologist Leigh Austen can’t shake her lasting guilt. As the sole survivor of her team’s encounter with the Black Nile virus, Austen is tormented with memories of her colleagues’ horrific deaths. But when an unknown pathogen annihilates an entire Asian village, she must bury the nightmares and step up to help prevent a worldwide epidemic.

Joined by doctors, specialists, and a retired special-forces officer, Austen travels to the hot-zone epicenter a mile beneath the city’s surface. But with a crazed microbiologist and a former Soviet soldier after the dangerous organism, this scientist’s fight to save millions of lives could quickly cost her own…. Can Austen contain the killer strain before demented monsters unleash a deadly blight?

The Devil’s Noose is the suspenseful first book in the Plague Walker Medical Thrillers series. If you like intriguing mysteries, memorable characters, and science-based fiction, then you’ll love Michael Angel’s action-packed tale.

The Black: Arrival by Paul E. Cooley

The Black: Arrival by Paul E. Cooley
Narrated by Joe Hempel
Fireside Audio

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The crew of the deep-sea exploration rig Leaguer discovers oil sweeter, purer, and easier to refine than the fields in Saudi Arabia. To confirm their own analysis of their trillion dollar find, a test barrel is flown from the drill site off the coast of Papua/New Guinea to Houston Analytical Laboratories (HAL).

As the unsuspecting scientists at HAL await the arrival of the oil, they ready their lab for what they know is an important job. They’ve seen the test results from Leaguer; this find could be history.

While the barrel is on its way to Houston, an “infection” breaks out on the far-away rig. As life aboard the rig descends into chaos, the scientists at HAL make their own discovery—what Leaguer found isn’t oil.

Trapped in their labs, the scientists must find a way to fight a creature that defies chemistry, physics, and biology.

The Black: Arrival, a parallel story to the Amazon horror best seller The Black, is a compelling suspense novel that will fill you with claustrophobic dread.

Now that The Black has arrived, will humanity survive?

The Aurora Project by Paul McGowan

The Aurora Project by Paul McGowan
Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini
Viceroy Press

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For 100,000 years, the Eemian’s secret lay buried under miles of ice. No one knew to look until Earth’s warming climate melted the glaciers hiding this treasure.

Their secret was about to be uncovered.

Sam Sawyer had no clue of what he would find when he turned his back on his family’s oil empire to pursue his studies in climate science. On a cold and lonely spit of land off the coast of Greenland, he meets Dr. Karl Satsky—a man possessed with uncovering what our Eemian ancestors left behind.

Was it Earth’s salvation, or the greatest threat to our survival?

From Greenland to Dallas and Antarctica, the race to save humankind is on.

Grip your seat with one hand while pressing play with the other as Sam Sawyer and Julia Bassi fight for their lives in this epic struggle to uncover the Eemian secret.

Blind Spots by Thomas Mullen

Blind Spots by Thomas Mullen
Narrated by Gary Tiedemann
Macmillan Audio

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A riveting crime novel with a speculative edge about the ways our perceptions of reality can be manipulated.

Seven years ago, everyone in the world went blind in a matter of months. Technology helped people adjust to the new normal, creating a device that approximates vision, downloading visual data directly to people’s brains. But what happens when someone finds a way to hack it and change what people see?

Homicide detective Mark Owens has been on the force since before The Blinding. When a scientist is murdered, and the only witness insists the killer was blacked out of her vision, Owens doesn’t believe her—until a similar murder happens in front of him. With suspects ranging from tech billionaires to anti-modernity cultists—and with the bodies piling up—Owens must conduct an investigation in which he can’t even trust his own eyes.

Thomas Mullen, the acclaimed author of Darktown and The Last Town on Earth, delivers a binge-worthy crime novel about one man’s search for truth in a world of surveillance and disinformation that’s all too recognizable.

A Macmillan Audio production from Minotaur Books.

The Do-Over by Suzanne Park

The Do-Over by Suzanne Park
Narrated by Joy Osmanski
Harper Audio

From the author of the “genuinely funny” and “delightful” Loathe at First Sight (NPR) and “cinematic, charming” So We Meet Again (Emily Henry), a fun rom-com about a young Korean-American woman having to return to college after discovering she’s a few credits shy of completing her degree—only to find one of her TAs is her old college boyfriend.

Bestselling author Lily Lee is on a short deadline to deliver her new career guide How to Land the Perfect Job, and she’s been interviewing at all the top companies around town. But when she’s offered a coveted position at her dream company, the employer’s background check reveals she never actually finished her college degree. Unbelievably, her worst nightmare has come true.

Lily returns to her alma mater to relive her senior year of college, after walking across the stage at graduation a decade earlier. Just as she starts getting used to the idea of being a student again, things get even more weird and chaotic when she discovers her computer science TA is her old college boyfriend, Jake Cho.

As Lily and Jake reconnect, she sees that her late-blooming ex has done well for himself: the handsome, charming grad student appears to have his life together, while Lily’s on the brink of losing her reputation and her book deal.

Told in present day with glimpses of the past, The Do-Over is a delightfully warm and hopeful story about second chances in life and love, and how the future might not be a straight line, but we still end up exactly where we’re supposed to be.

Forget Me Not by Alyson Derrick

Forget Me Not by Alyson Derrick
Narrated by Natalie Naudus
Simon & Schuster Audio

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Perfect for fans of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Five Feet Apart, this tender solo debut by the coauthor of New York Times bestseller She Gets the Girl is a romantic ode to the strength of love and the power of choosing each other, against odds and obstacles, again and again.

What would you do if you forgot the love of your life ever even existed?

Stevie and Nora had a love. A secret, epic, once-in-a-lifetime kind of love. They also had a plan: to leave their small, ultra-conservative town and families behind after graduation and move to California, where they could finally stop hiding that love.

But then Stevie has a terrible fall. And when she comes to, she can remember nothing of the last two years—not California, not coming to terms with her sexuality, not even Nora. Suddenly, Stevie finds herself in a life she doesn’t quite understand, one where she’s estranged from her parents, drifting away from her friends, lying about the hours she works, dating a boy she can’t remember crushing on, and headed towards a future that isn’t at all what her fifteen-year-old self would have envisioned.

And Nora finds herself…forgotten. Can the two beat the odds a second time and find their way back together when “together” itself is just a lost memory?

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes by Jeff Strand

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes by Jeff Strand
Narrated by Joe Hempel
Encyclopocalypse Publications

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UFOs! Bigfoot! Communists!

The government has swiftly dealt with many a crisis, but can it survive the diabolical attack of the killer tomatoes?

After a series of bizarre and increasingly horrific attacks from pulpy, red, seeded fruit, Mason Dixon finds himself leading a “crack” team of specialists to save the planet. But will they be quick enough to save everyone? To save you? You can’t run! You can’t swim!

There’s nowhere to hide! The killer tomatoes are everywhere!

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 Audio

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“Lauren Thoman’s I’ll Stop the World is a whip-smart mystery with a vibrant cast of characters that gives off great eighties vibes. I was absolutely dazzled by this unputdownable genre-bending novel that’s equal parts coming-of-age suspense and emotional tale of forgiveness and second chances.”—Mindy Kaling

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.

Mint Condition by Annabel Chase

Mint Condition by Annabel Chase
Narrated by Meghan Kelly
Self Published

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Once upon a time, Mia Thorne loved birthdays. Then she turned 40 and the urge to celebrate ceased. Now that she’s reinvented herself in Newberry, she thinks it might be time to dust off the candles again. Unfortunately, a dead body and a stolen coin disrupt her festive plans.

Can Mia solve the case in time to celebrate another trip around the sun or will her efforts be eclipsed by a killer?

Mint Condition is the sixth book in The Bloomin’ Psychic series.


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