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

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Batchmate by Jordan Rivet

Batchmate by Jordan Rivet
Narrated by Talon David
Self Published

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Solving her clone’s murder was only the beginning.

Jane’s investigation into the origins of her clone batch stall when her best source, the enigmatic Dean, disappears. Unable to continue her search, she heads to college and tries to settle into a normal life.

But on her first day at Harbortown University, Jane meets a girl who looks just like her.

Janette is Jane’s clone. There’s no doubt about it. But she shows no interest in getting to know her long-lost batchmate. Jane figures Janette is on a mission and resolves to follow her to the people who made them both. The only trouble is those people will kill to protect their secrets.

When Dean resurfaces with dangerous information, Jane must decide how many enemies she’s willing to make to learn the truth.

Listen to the second book in the Lost Clone series, a gripping sci-fi adventure full of twists and turns, compelling characters, and mysteries!


Fury by J.R. Tate

Fury by J.R. Tate
Narrated by Brad Holbrook
Rusty Bucket Publishing

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Gavin Dolan and Avery Phillips are used to extreme weather. As meteorologists and storm chasers, they have seen large-scale hurricanes and tornadoes firsthand. But when the world is threatened with storm systems that will wipe out mankind–hurricanes and tornadoes larger than anyone has ever seen–they are called on by the government to figure out how to stop devastating systems from forming. Thousands of people have died–millions more will perish.

With each storm that forms, a battle of life and death erupts, sparking an all-out war of man versus nature, David versus Goliath, with time working against them. Families are separated, people are left for dead, and the land is ravished and stripped of basic resources once taken for granted.

Can they use science to understand why these unprecedented weather patterns are forming? Or will the earth finally take back everything, causing the extinction of the human race?

Purchase this disaster survival thriller today!


Something Like Possible by Miel Moreland

Something Like Possible by Miel Moreland
Narrated by Amanda Dolan
Recorded Books

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In this compelling YA contemporary from author Miel Moreland, a bisexual teen’s path to political staffer stardom is in jeopardy, until she convinces a cute new candidate to team up with her on the campaign trail.

On the worst day of her life, Madison is dumped by her girlfriend, then fired as said (ex)girlfriend’s campaign manager… plus she accidentally rear-ends the student government advisor—the one person whose good word might help her win a spot at a prestigious youth politics summer camp.

But Madison is nothing if not a girl with a plan, and she isn’t going to let a little thing like heartbreak (or a slightly dented bumper) get in her way. Soon, she has a new junior class president candidate to back—although the two of them might be getting a little too close on the campaign trail. Between navigating her growing crush and corralling a less than enthusiastic election team, Madison has had it with unexpected changes to her carefully laid plans. But when she and a group of queer classmates discover a pattern of harassment within the student government, Madison’s forced to shift gears once again.

Something Like Possible is a love letter to ambitious girls, queer solidarity, and how to keep moving forward when the world seems set on pushing you back.

“For every ambitious girl who has been told that they are “too much,” Something Like Possible is a validating promise that you are enough.”—Marisa Kanter, author of As If On Cue


The Wife App by Carolyn Mackler

The Wife App by Carolyn Mackler
Narrated by Jennifer Jill Araya, Joy Osmanski, Allyson Ryan
Simon & Schuster Audio

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Because every wife deserves a happy ending.

Three best friends decide they’re finally done with their ex-husbands taking their work as wives and moms for granted. They’re ready to monetize the mental load, stick it to their exes, and have a wild ride in the process.

Lauren, mother of twins, wakes up one morning to her Wife Alarm Bells sounding. She sleuths on her husband’s phone and stumbles on a dirty secret that explodes her marriage. Madeline has it all—a penthouse apartment, a perfect daughter, and no-strings-attached romps with handsome men. When she learns that she might lose her child to her ex in England, it stirs up a decades-old personal tragedy. Sophie, with too much FOMO and never enough money, obsesses over her ex-husband’s Family 2.0—all while keeping her true desires hidden, even from herself.

It starts as a joke during a tipsy night out, as Lauren, Madeline, and Sophie rail against everything wives do for free. Let’s build an app that monetizes the mental load. And maybe get revenge on our exes in the process? Soon, the Wife App is born, and before long, it’s the fastest growing start-up in New York City. But then life intervenes. Love intervenes. Ex-husbands intervene. And the consequences are bigger than anything Lauren, Madeline, or Sophie could have expected. Carolyn Mackler marks her debut into adult fiction with a hilarious rollercoaster ride of revenge and redemption that is at once a send-up of modern marriage and a celebration of female friendship and love in all forms.


Come Away with Me by Rachel Lacey

Come Away with Me by Rachel Lacey
Narrated by Lori Prince
Self Published

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A television star and a flight attendant walk into a bar….

Six months after a traumatic event left actress Piper Sheridan confined to her apartment with debilitating panic attacks, she’s determined to start living her life again. Motivated by an upcoming audition, she summons her courage and goes out for a drink, keeping her identity under wraps. It sounds simple enough, but nothing about going out in public is easy for Piper these days. And her hopes of going unnoticed are stymied by the bubbly blonde on the next barstool.

Flight attendant Chloe Carson is only in New York for the night, and she’s only looking for a little casual fun to go with her cocktail. The mysterious woman beside her isn’t exactly fun, but she’s intriguing. And beautiful. Even without knowing her name, Chloe is drawn to her. When they share an unexpectedly intimate moment, Chloe knows this is a night she’ll never forget.

Can these two strangers turn a chance encounter into something lasting?


Confessions of a Dreamer by Kenna White

Confessions of a Dreamer by Kenna White
Narrated by Abby Craden
Tantor Audio

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Ros McClure knows that she’s well-qualified and deserves the promotion the university has promised. But she didn’t expect that the good ol’ boys network would be standing in her way. She’s willing to stubbornly wait a little longer, but a family emergency is drawing her back to a time and a place she’d rather leave in her past.

Stacy Hagen has been a high school biology teacher for nearly three decades. Living in a small Kansas farm town, she can multitask like nobody’s business. Farmer, tennis coach, part-time housepainter—she can do it all. What she hasn’t been able to do is find the love of her life.

When their paths cross again after twenty-five years, will old secrets finally be exposed? Or will hearts be broken once again . . .


One Degree of Separation by Karin Kallmaker

One Degree of Separation by Karin Kallmaker
Narrated by Quinn Riley
Tantor Audio

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Marian Pardoo, reference librarian for the Iowa City Public Library, would be happy if the woman she’s loved for years wasn’t already married. Annoyed by the thoughtless out-of-town Liddy, she isn’t prepared for the seething passion that erupts when Liddy careens into her meticulously controlled life.

Liddy has run two thousand miles from a devastating love affair. Now the idea of spending the sweltering summer watching the corn grow is driving her mad. Finding herself lusting after Marian the librarian seems like yet another cosmic jest at her hopeless love life. The only thing that keeps her sane is the coffee.

In a town where everybody knows your name, the names of your exes, pets, and your third grade teacher, Marian is thankful that she and Liddy at least don’t have an ex-girlfriend in common.

One degree of separation is too close for comfort.


The Far Reaches by James S. A. Corey, Veronica Roth, Rebecca Roanhorse, Ann Leckie, Nnedi Okorafor, John Scalzi

The Far Reaches by James S. A. Corey, Veronica Roth, Rebecca Roanhorse, Ann Leckie, Nnedi Okorafor, John Scalzi
Narrated by James Patrick Cronin, Soneela Nankani, Shaun Taylor-Corbett, P. J. Morgan, Délé Ogundiran, Kay Eluvian
Brilliance Audio

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Look outward beyond the stars with six stories from bestselling visionary authors. An AI awakens to its purpose. A researcher seeds a thousand new worlds for one more chance at love. A murder rocks the crew of an interstellar ship. With a sweeping sense of wonder, these stories explore the galaxy . . . and the horizons of humanity’s potential.

How It Unfolds by James S. A. Corey

An astronaut’s interstellar mission is a personal journey of a thousand second chances in an exhilarating short story by James S. A. Corey, the New York Times bestselling author of The Expanse series.

Void by Veronica Roth

An intergalactic luxury cruise to a distant port is a world unto itself in this piercing short mystery by #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth.

Falling Bodies by Rebecca Roanhorse

A young man caught between two disparate worlds searches for his place in the universe in a wrenching short story by New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Roanhorse.

The Long Game by Ann Leckie

An inquisitive life-form finds there’s more to existence than they ever dreamed in an imaginative short story by New York Times bestselling and Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Ann Leckie.

Just Out of Jupiter’s Reach by Nnedi Okorafor

A revolutionary experiment in space opens a woman’s eyes to the meaning of solitude in a thought-provoking short story by New York Times bestselling, award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor.

Slow Time Between the Stars by John Scalzi

An artificial intelligence on a star-spanning mission explores the farthest horizons of human potential—and its own purpose—in a mind-bending short story by New York Times bestselling author John Scalzi.


Commune 6: The Slavers of Grand Saline by Joshua Gayou

Commune 6: The Slavers of Grand Saline by Joshua Gayou
Narrated by R.C. Bray
Podium Audio

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Eleven years after the fall…

In the process of searching for Pinch, a long-lost mythic figure who has attained a talismanic status, Gibs has resorted to making a living doing contract work with his friend Alan, the young man who followed him out of the Wyoming commune.

Hired by a family as escorts on a cross-country trip to Texas, they are ambushed by a group of raiders. The family is captured, children and all, and Gibs and Alan are left behind with only some pistols, a handful of bullets between them, and no food or water to speak of.

They pursue the attackers, following the tracks left by the raiders until the trail goes cold a few days later. But evidence of further murders abounds in the region.

The owner of a waystation informs them of a mining settlement out east in the fallen town of Grand Saline, which operates on slave labor. Reasoning that their attackers were likely slavers, Gibs resolves to go to Grand Saline in search of the family.

Settling in nearby Iron Bridge, as there is no evidence of slavery within its borders, they begin to plan. But nothing in Iron Bridge makes sense. A bizarre dual-class system is at play, its people are standoffish, and the town seems at odds with itself at every turn.

Gibs and Alan are left to sound out the mysteries of this strange new place, determine what, if any, weaknesses Grand Saline has to exploit, and save the children from the slavers’ salt mines.

The hit Commune series returns with book 6! Rejoin Gibs in the apocalypse as he explores the horrors of what humanity is capable of.


Leviathan by Greig Beck

Leviathan by Greig Beck
Narrated by Sean Mangan
Bolinda Publishing

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Cate Granger and Jack Monroe are enjoying life far away from the deep-sea horrors of their past…but the ghosts still haunt them.

Russian billionaire and former friend Sonya Borashev tells them of a newly discovered cave in Antarctica that leads deep beneath the frozen continent. It’s from these icy depths that Sonya believes a remnant species of megalodon shark has been set loose and that these ancient monsters are not only alive but thriving.

With a recent spate of horrifying attacks, Sonya leads an expedition to put an end to the monsters for good. And she wants Cate and Jack with her – whether they like it or not.

But beneath the dark ice, they uncover things even deadlier, even more dangerous than they could have ever imagined.


Brian

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