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Better Late by Tom Abrahams

Better Late by Tom Abrahams
Narrated by Kevin Pierce
Self Published

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Survival is just the beginning.

What’s left of his homeland has fallen apart, so John Beck helps lead a migration north to a better future. But the trek to safety might be more dangerous than the places and people he’s left behind. Can he navigate a wilderness in which brutality rules and hope is a dream? And if he succeeds, is wait awaits him and those he leads true salvation or is it a fool’s paradise? Better Late is the fourth installment of The Crusader EMP post-apocalyptic survival series and is perfect for fans of Franklin Horton, Ryan Schow, Kyla Stone, Jack Hunt, and AR Shaw.

Jury Duty by Peter Cawdron

Jury Duty by Peter Cawdron
Narrated by Curt Bonnem
Podium Audio

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Nick isn’t smart. He’s not brave. He’s selfish. He’s an asshole, but he’s about to embark on a journey that will change not only his life but the lives of everyone on the planet.

The United Nations is thrown into chaos when an alien spacecraft is discovered buried beneath the ice in Antarctica. With no one nation able to lay claim to the craft, a multinational effort is undertaken to salvage the vessel, which is estimated to have crashed several hundred thousand years ago. Rather than leaving key decisions to hostile governments or their armies, a jury is established to represent the average global citizen, being selected from the five permanent members of the UN Security Council. Their job is to review findings and guide the process of discovery.

First Contact is a series of standalone novels that explore humanity’s first interactions with extraterrestrial life.

Disease X by N.J. Croft

Disease X by N.J. Croft
Narrated by Joshua Saxon
Tantor Audio

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A plane carrying a Russian biochemist crashes in the Alaskan wilderness with no survivors.

A dying billionaire launches a final fight against death amid whispers of a now defunct military bioweapon: Project Snowcap.

The world’s leading CRISPR virologist, Doctor Elijah Vance, hovers on the edge of a breakthrough that will alter humanity at its most fundamental level.

And in a remote village in Mexico, an unknown disease is spreading.

Following the death of his missionary parents to an Ebola outbreak when he was a young child, Eli has dedicated his life to finding a cure for all viruses. Drafted onto the WHO Fast Response Team sent to lock down a possible outbreak in Mexico, he realizes that this is the big one they’ve been waiting for. Disease X: the unknown pathogen with the potential to destroy mankind.

It’s a battle of man against virus. And we’re losing. As the deaths mount and civilization breaks down, the team must race against the clock to connect the clues and uncover patient zero. But Eli is unprepared for the shocking secrets he exposes when the truth is finally revealed.

Möbius 1 by Brandon Q. Morris

Möbius 1 by Brandon Q. Morris
Narrated by Shawn Compton
Podium Audio

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Tomorrow is yesterday.

It is 2056. Mathematics professor Elisabeth Gabai is fascinated by multi-dimensional forms that have no equivalent in reality. Then, her boss sends her to the site of an artifact that might have come straight from her theories—or from the technology of an advanced civilization.

Twenty-eight years earlier, physicist Max Webber is hell-bent on improving Einstein’s theories of relativity. His latest concept seems flawless, except it predicts the end of humanity. The extinction of Earth can only be prevented if Max can locate a multi-dimensional object. He’s in a hurry; tomorrow will inevitably be too late.

But how is he supposed to accomplish this goal when physics tells us the artifact he seeks cannot possibly exist?

Planet B by Jasper T. Scott

Planet B by Jasper T. Scott
Narrated by James Patrick Cronin
Audible, Inc.

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We are out of time to save the planet. All that’s left is to watch the world burn, but the apocalypse is about to take an unexpected twist.

Alice Rice has discovered the impossible: a potentially habitable world in close proximity to Earth. The media is calling it Planet B.


Detective Layla Bester was about to marry the love of her life when she learned that he slept with her best friend. Now, she’s alone and starting over in the once great city of New York. But the world has more than enough troubles to make hers feel small, and a new one has just been added: People are vanishing, and no one knows where they’re being taken.


Meanwhile, Billionaire Preston Baylor is leading the race to reach Planet B, but competing space programs are heating up political tensions and driving superpowers ever closer to war.

Climatologist Bruce Gordon believes an incomprehensibly powerful species sent Planet B to us, but who are our mysterious saviors, why are they hiding, and what do they want? As time goes by, it becomes clear that even if their intentions were good, our own self-destructive natures could be all it takes to wipe us out.

Planet B is an apocalyptic thriller by million-copy bestseller, Jasper T. Scott. If you liked Under the Dome by Stephen King, or Maze Runner by James Dashner, then this book is for you.

Vindicta by Steven Konkoly

Vindicta by Steven Konkoly
Narrated by Doug McDonald
Steven Konkoly

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Book 6 in the million-copies-sold Black Flagged Series by Wall Street Journal and number-one Amazon best seller Steven Konkoly

Vindicta picks up where Omega ended, pitting General Sanderson’s surviving Black Flagged operatives, backed by a motley collection of allies, against a monstrous plot to reshape America in the warped image of a recently elected national populist administration—True America.

With only one shot at stopping conspirators within the administration from permanently altering the future trajectory of the United States for the worse, the Black Flagged crew triggers Vindicta, a daring, multi-pronged operation to put an end to the madness and rot within the True America movement—once and for all.

Drunk on All Your Strange New Words by Eddie Robson

Drunk on All Your Strange New Words by Eddie Robson
Narrated by Amy Scanlon
Recorded Books

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A locked-room mystery in a near-future world of politics and alien diplomacy.

Lydia works as translator for the Logi cultural attaché to Earth. They work well together, even if the act of translating his thoughts into English makes her somewhat wobbly on her feet. She’s not the agency’s best translator, but what else is she going to do? She has no qualifications and no discernible talent in any other field. So when tragedy strikes and Lydia finds herself at the center of an intergalactic incident, her future employment prospects look dire—that is, if she can keep herself out of jail! But Lydia soon discovers that help can appear from the most unexpected source….

Guardians of Atlantis by Rick Chesler

Guardians of Atlantis by Rick Chesler
Narrated by Dan Delgado
Self Published

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A lost city.

An ill-fated historical expedition.

A modern day quest for one of history’s most enduring legends….

At the onset of the Second World War, Nazi Germany sends a multipurpose expedition to Antarctica. Not all of its members return.

Today in Egypt, hushed whispers in a Cairo bar hint of a long-lost second Sphinx hidden beneath the sands of the Great Pyramid of Giza. Boozy talk of a map therein to the lost city of Atlantis convinces a ragtag band of local tour guides with mixed motives to take matters into their own hands. To find out if the rumors are true, without going through proper archaeological channels, they hastily descend beneath the traditional landmarks they think they know so well.

When complacence bred by their familiarity leads them to a place much darker than expected—both literally and figuratively—the surviving explorers are thrust into a perilous journey spanning the blistering sands of Egypt to the frigid ice of Antarctica as they search for physical proof of the legendary society.

But as they follow an astonishing and deadly trail of clues, funded by an enigmatic and dangerously unpredictable Arab billionaire, the adventurers discover that Atlantis harbors secrets beyond its mere location.

Atlantis, to this day, has guardians. And they are not human.

Scaredy Cat by Robin Alexander

Scaredy Cat by Robin Alexander
Narrated by Lori Prince
Tantor Audio

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Blake Taylor isn’t the queen of horror, but she’s certainly a member of the royal court. Blake has made a career out of writing novels that make her readers want to leave the lights on at night. What Blake’s fans and very few people realize is that Blake Taylor is scared of her own shadow and just about everything else. After a family intervention, a case of writer’s block, and the desire to be free of the confines of fear, she leaves New York and rents a house in Cypress Glade, Louisiana.

Quinn Scott, a local, is hired by Blake’s agent to be a tour guide of sorts for her most famous and troublesome client. The job seems simple for a thousand bucks a month, but as she gets to know Blake, it’s anything but easy. Birds, squirrels, broccoli, and dogs are fearsome creatures.

Find a comfortable spot, visit Cypress Glade, and watch as these two women learn to conquer fears that don’t always go bump in the night. Be warned, a few feathers may fly….

Contains mature themes.

The Sizzle Paradox by Lily Menon

The Sizzle Paradox by Lily Menon
Narrated by Abhay Ahluwalia, Brittany Pressley
Macmillan Audio

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The Kiss Quotient meets Love Potion No. 9 in the next sparkling romantic comedy by Lily Menon, The Sizzle Paradox.

Lyric Bishop feels like a fraud—she’s studying sexual chemistry in romantic partners and what makes for a successful long-term relationship, only she can’t seem to figure it out in her own dating life. The science is sound, but how can she give her expert opinion with no real-world experience? In order to complete her doctoral thesis, she must crack the Sizzle Paradox—it seems the more sexually attractive she finds a guy, the less likely it is to come with an emotional connection; but why?—and to do that she must get the help she desperately needs.

Kian Montgomery, her best friend, roommate, and fellow grad student, has no trouble bringing both romance and sizzle to his own relationships. When he offers to tutor Lyric on dating tactics to find a good match, she’s certain it will solve her problems, and in exchange she agrees to set long-term-commitment-averse Kian up with someone different to give his romantic life a much-needed shakeup.

But once the two progress with their “tutoring sessions,” they start to feel less like the academic exercise they were supposed to be as real feelings develop. Which is a problem, because Lyric and Kian are best friends and absolutely, irrefutably nothing else…. Right?

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin’s Griffin

One of the Girls by Lucy Clarke

One of the Girls by Lucy Clarke
Narrated by Natalie Simpson, Sofia Zervadachi
Penguin Audio

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The latest twisty psychological thriller from internationally best-selling author Lucy Clarke, One of the Girls is the delicious story of a bachelorette trip on a stunning Greek island…that ends in murder.

It was supposed to be the perfect weekend away. Six very different women travel to a sun-soaked Greek island for a bachelorette trip, to celebrate Lexi’s upcoming wedding. From the glorious ocean views to the quaint tavernas and whitewashed streets, the vacation seems too good to be true. But dangerous undercurrents run beneath the sunset swims and midnight cocktails—because each of the women is hiding a secret. Someone is determined to make sure that Lexi’s marriage never happens—and that one of them doesn’t leave the island alive.

Gripping, twisty, and full of sun-soaked suspense, this timely thriller examines the joys of female friendship…as well as the deadly consequences when a relationship goes wrong.

Two-Damage My Heart by C.N. Holmberg

Two-Damage My Heart by C.N. Holmberg
Narrated by Kelsey Navarro, Tim Paige
Tantor Audio

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Broken hearts meet foam swords in a new contemporary romance novel by bestselling author Charlie N. Holmberg.

Eight years ago, Rue Thompson fell in love with her brother’s roommate. From across the country, he started writing her letters out of the blue—letters that encouraged her, amused her, and healed her.

Then he ghosted her and broke her heart.

Fortunately, Rue’s now stone-cold heart protects her from anything that dares make her feel, except when she’s live-action role-playing with her friends in the park. When in costume and wielding a foam sword, Rue can be whatever she wants.

But then the boy—now most definitely a man—suddenly reappears in her life and shows renewed interest. The catch? He doesn’t recognize her. Apparently eight years and new hair masks all wounds. But Rue remembers everything. No amount of make-believe can change that. She’s taken enough damage, thank you very much.

But this time, Landry Harrison plans to convince Rue he’s leveled up—even if it means dressing up in tights and a cape to prove it.


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