New and Notable Audiobook Releases for the Week of August 12th on Brian’s Book Blog

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Don't Speak by Erik Carter

Don’t Speak by Erik Carter
Narrated by Gary Bennett
Self Published

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No more secrets. No more lies.

Driving home from a mission, vigilante assassin Silence Jones stumbles upon a small community in despair—and he’s more than willing to lend his deadly skills to their fight.

What begins as random encounter soon plunges Silence into a web of lies that has threatened generations of innocent people. To eradicate the suffering, Silence will have to rely on both time-honed skills and newfound allies.

But with the impending arrival of an even deadlier foe and questions still unanswered, will Silence be able to put the clues together before it’s too late?

The next stand-alone action thriller in the pulse-pounding series. Enter the world of Silence Jones. Hold on tight….

If you like action heroes with the steely resolve of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, the calculating will of Gregg Hurwitz’s Orphan X, and the raw power of Mark Greaney’s Gray Man, then you’ll love Silence Jones.

Unlock Don’t Speak and start your Silence Jones mission today!

Whalefall by Daniel Kraus

Whalefall by Daniel Kraus
Narrated by Kirby Heyborne
Simon & Schuster Audio

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The Martian meets 127 Hours in this “powerfully humane” (Owen King, New York Times bestselling author) and scientifically accurate thriller about a scuba diver who’s been swallowed by an eighty-foot, sixty-ton sperm whale and has only one hour to escape before his oxygen runs out.

Jay Gardiner has given himself a fool’s errand—to find the remains of his deceased father in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Monastery Beach. He knows it’s a long shot, but Jay feels it’s the only way for him to lift the weight of guilt he has carried since his dad’s death by suicide the previous year.

The dive begins well enough, but the sudden appearance of a giant squid puts Jay in very real jeopardy, made infinitely worse by the arrival of a sperm whale looking to feed. Suddenly, Jay is caught in the squid’s tentacles and drawn into the whale’s mouth where he is pulled into the first of its four stomachs. He quickly realizes he has only one hour before his oxygen tanks run out—one hour to defeat his demons and escape the belly of a whale.

Suspenseful and cinematic, Whalefall is an “astoundingly great” (Gillian Flynn, New York Times bestselling author) thriller about a young man who has given up on life…only to find a reason to live in the most dangerous and unlikely of places.

Bridge by Lauren Beukes

Bridge by Lauren Beukes
Narrated by Lisa Cordileone
Little, Brown & Company

In this reality-bending thriller from the author of The Shining Girls, a grieving daughter’s search for her mother becomes a journey across alternate realities.

It was a game they played; the other worlds, the other lives. It was part of her mom’s grand delusions. It wasn’t real. Unless it was…

Bridget Kittinger has always been paralyzed by choices. It has a lot to do with growing up in the long shadow of her mother, Jo, a troubled neuroscientist. Jo’s obsession with one mythical object, the “dreamworm”—which she believed enabled travel to other worlds—led to their estrangement.

Now, suddenly, Jo is dead. And in packing up her home, Bridge finds a strange device buried deep in Jo’s freezer: the dreamworm. Against all odds, it actually can open the door—to all other realities, and to all other versions of herself, too. Could Bridge find who she should be in this world, by visiting the others? And could her Jo still be alive somewhere? But there’s a sinister cost to trading places, and others hunting the dreamworm who would kill to get their hands on it . . .

Across a thousand possible lives, from Portland to Haiti, from Argentina to the alligator-infested riverways of North Carolina, Bridge takes listeners on a highly original thrill ride, pushing the boundaries of what we know about mothers and daughters, hunters and seekers, and who we each choose to be.

Black Vault by Alma Katsu

Black Vault by Alma Katsu
Narrated by David de Vries
Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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From the acclaimed author of Red London and Red Widow comes a heart-pounding thriller about a dispirited spy who gets a chance to find the truth as he tackles the mystery of unexplained aerial phenomena.

When CIA officer Craig Norton glimpses an unexplainable object in the sky over Mongolia, he can’t quite believe it. Frankly, he isn’t sure Langley will either. Despite his misgivings, Craig reports the sighting in a cable to headquarters detailing the incident.

Fast-forward fifteen years. Craig is still reeling from the report that tanked his career and his personal life. That fleeting moment on the Mongolian steppe made him a pariah at the Agency, and he still hasn’t recovered. At this point, he doubts he ever will.

But when the navy confirms on national television reports of unexplained aerial phenomena, Craig finds himself pulled back into the fold. Assigned to a CIA task force investigating sightings of unexplained aerial phenomena—including his own—Craig stumbles upon a mystery that could strain global relations and expose an international cover-up.

For a spy humbled by his own instincts, the search for the truth could finally mean a chance at redemption—or place him directly in the path of a dangerous conspiracy.

Flight Plan by T.B. Markinson, Miranda MacLeod

Flight Plan by T.B. Markinson, Miranda MacLeod
Narrated by Lori Prince
Self Published

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Two women entangled in a web of danger, deception, and unexpected desire. Will their fake romance be the key to survival, or will it unravel the very foundation of their hearts?

Reggie Hawkins is used to living a lie. As the closeted lesbian daughter of a billionaire media mogul, the only luxury she can’t afford is being herself. She yearns to escape the toxic grasp of her family’s global news empire, but her father’s latest demands once again threaten to plunge her deep into the corporate politics she despises.

Gwen Murphy is a woman on the run, haunted by a relentless and sinister shadow group. After unwittingly uncovering a nefarious scheme involving the most advanced spyware ever created, she is forced into the role of a whistleblower, leaving behind everything she’s worked so hard for.

Their paths collide during a fateful diversion in Zurich where an unforgettable encounter sparks a connection neither can forget.

Destiny reunites them in New York City, where Reggie proposes a daring plan—a tabloid-fueled fake relationship that will allow her to wrest control of the business, and her life, from her domineering father while giving Gwen the resources she needs to start her life over in safety.

As the spotlight intensifies, so does the attraction between the two women, blurring the lines between fiction and reality. But in a world riddled with deceit and betrayal, Reggie and Gwen must learn to trust each other and find solace amidst the chaos.

Will their love be enough to conquer the forces that seek to tear them apart?

Prepare to be captivated by this sensual ice queen, age gap, fake relationship, billionaire romance novel from the best-selling writing duo of TB Markinson and Miranda MacLeod that will leave you breathless until the final, unforgettable scene.

The No Kiss Contract by Nan Campbell

The No Kiss Contract by Nan Campbell
Narrated by Lula Larkin
Bold Strokes Book Inc

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Despite being the youngest partner at her firm, Corporate Attorney Davy Dugan is gunning for a recently vacant name partnership—it would mean finally having the power to make a real change in her conservative workplace. But 80-hour workweeks don’t allow any time with her much younger half sister, Tally, who doesn’t seem to need Davy in her life anyway.

Davy aims to get back into Tally’s good graces by throwing her a big birthday party, but that means dealing with Tally’s other half sister, Anna. To say Davy and Anna don’t get along is putting it mildly.

When a misunderstanding leads to her boss’ assumption that she and Anna are headed to the altar, Davy sees a way to leapfrog over the competition straight into one of the top spots at her firm. She just has to convince Anna to be her faux fiancée in order to do it and keep her growing attraction in check, of course.

Truly Wanted by J.J. Hale

Truly Wanted by J.J. Hale
Narrated by Lula Larkin
Bold Strokes Book Inc

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After a chaotic childhood in a long line of foster homes, Sam McKenna found her version of serenity in her friendship with Brooke Fields. When tragedy forces Brooke to become a single mother, Sam is there for her. Sam ignores the crush she’s had on Brooke since college. Their relationship is too precious to risk.

After the loss of her husband, Brooke finally dips her toes back into the dating world only to have each encounter end in disaster. If it wasn’t for Sam by her side picking her back up, she might give up on ever finding love again.

After a night of unexpected passion when Brooke and Sam cross the line of friendship, Brooke can’t help but yearn for more with Sam. A chance encounter leads Brooke and Sam on a journey to Sam’s birth family, uncovering the ghosts of Sam’s past and revealing wounds that threaten the friendship both once believed to be indestructible, and any chance for something more.

Text Appeal by Amber Roberts

Text Appeal by Amber Roberts
Narrated by CJ Bloom
Recorded Books

STEM gets steamy when a coder takes up sexting to pay the bills in this daring debut novel, perfect for fans of Olivia Dade and Kate Stayman-London.

As the only woman programmer at her firm, Lark is thrilled to land an account for a huge client. But her dream job quickly becomes a nightmare when she accidentally projects a scandalous (and completely unsolicited) picture from her phone onto the screen during a presentation. Before she can recover, her coworkers jump in to steal the account, leaving Lark jobless and broke.

When a friend suggests text message-based sex work as a stopgap between jobs, Lark is dubious. She’s all about sex positivity, but carrying out sexual fantasies—even digitally and anonymously—with complete strangers is daunting. How will she explain how she’s earning a living—especially to Toby, her good friend and longtime hopeless crush?

Still, she needs the money, and after a few (embarrassing and hilarious) she actually starts to like sexting—especially with one particularly charming and nerdy client who keeps popping up in her DMs. But as Lark and Toby grow closer, she finds herself with a decision to make: tell Toby she’s a sex worker—and try to forget the anonymous client who has her struggling to separate work from real feelings—or keep the secrets that are piling up in her inbox.

Sure to appeal to listeners of Helen Hoang and Jen DeLuca, Amber Roberts’s Text Appeal celebrates women in STEM, friends becoming lovers, and finding lasting love in the digital age.

Start Us Up by Lexi Blake

Start Us Up by Lexi Blake
Narrated by Kitty Bang
Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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From New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake, discover The Park Avenue Promise Series…

Three young women make a pact in high school—

to always be friends and to one day make it big in Manhattan.

She’s a high-tech boss who lost it all…

Ivy Jensen was the darling of the tech world, right up until her company fell apart completely after she trusted the wrong person. Her reputation in tatters, she finds herself back in the tiny apartment she grew up in, living with her mom. When a group of angel investors offer her a meeting, she knows she has to come up with the new big idea or her career is over.

He’s an up and coming coder…

Heath Marino has always been fascinated with writing code. He’s worked on a dozen games and apps and is considered one of the industry’s more eccentric talents. But now he’s back in New York to spend time with his grandmother. She was known as one of the city’s greatest matchmakers, and he wants to know why. Surely there’s some kind of code in his grandmother’s methods, and he’s going to find them.

When Ivy meets Heath it’s instant attraction, but she’s got a career to get back to and he just might be her on-ramp. It could be a perfect partnership or absolute heartbreak.

Unnecessary Drama by Nina Kenwood

Unnecessary Drama by Nina Kenwood
Narrated by Maddy Withington
Macmillan Audio

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From the award-winning author of It Sounded Better in My Head comes a deliciously entertaining enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy about two high school nemeses who end up sharing a house together their first year of college

Eighteen-year-old Brooke is the kind of friend who not only remembers everyone’s birthdays, but also organizes the group present, pays for it, and politely chases others for their share. She’s the helper, the doer, the maker-of spreadsheets. She’s the responsible one who always follows the rules—and she plans to keep it that way during her first year of college.

Her student housing only has one rule: “no unnecessary drama.” Which means no fights, tension, or romance between roommates. When one of them turns out to be Jesse, her high-school nemesis, Brooke is determined she can handle it. They’ll simply silently endure living together and stay out of each other’s way. But it turns out Jesse isn’t so easy to ignore.

With Unnecessary Drama, Nina Kenwood perfectly captures the experience of leaving home for the first time, dealing with the unexpected complications of life, and somehow finding exactly what you need.

A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books.

The Hidden City by Adrian Tanase

The Hidden City by Adrian Tanase
Narrated by Adrian Tanase
Subspace Transmissions

Kindle Edition Currently Available with Kindle Unlimited

The quest for long-lost relics is not always what it used to be.

Margaret and Philip are two of the best space archaeologists at the Royal Institute of London. While being sent to retrieve some valuable relics, they stumble upon an unknown space object, which brings them to a rogue planet, filled with green lush vegetation. Facing the unknown, they decide to explore further, and to their surprise, they find an inhabited city.

Will they be able to adapt to such a remote community in a faraway land? Adventure, action, and romance pack in this first of the series discovering an old and very advanced race, that has found the secret to immortality.


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