Welcome to Brian’s Book Blog’s Weekly Showcase of New and Notable Audiobooks for March 23rd!

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In the Dead of Night by Erik Carter

In the Dead of Night by Erik Carter
Narrated by Gary Bennett
Silence Jones Action Thrillers #11
Self Published

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BETRAYAL IN THE SHADOWS.
AN ENEMY HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT.

The world of vigilante assassin Silence Jones is rocked to its core when his clandestine organization faces an unprecedented threat—a breach from within. As their most guarded secrets teeter on the edge of exposure, the very existence of his justice-driven group hangs in the balance.

In the midst of this chaos, a scar-faced man emerges, leading an enigmatic self-help group that’s rumored to be a façade for darker motives. As Silence delves into this mystery, he uncovers unsettling ties between the security breach and the charismatic leader’s true intentions.

With time running out, Silence must unravel the truth to tear down a plot orchestrated by an adversary who masks evil with benevolence, threatening not only to destroy Silence’s organization but also to ensnare countless innocent lives.

The next standalone 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.

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Deluge by Richard Doyle

Deluge by Richard Doyle
Narrated by Scott Fleming
Silvertail Books

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London faces the worst disaster in its history…

It was to be the day the American President drove in state through the streets of the UK’s capital city.

But the lethal combination of a gigantic freak storm and an unusually high tide launch a devastating thirty-foot surge of water up the Thames.

By the middle of the morning London’s streets are already under several feet of water – and the level is still rising.

What follows is a catastrophe on an unimaginable scale.

Homes are swept away by an unprecedented wave of destruction. A power station explodes like a bomb. Parts of the city are flooded to a depth of twenty feet. Countless lives are lost. And there is yet more water to come.

Told with chilling and rigorous detail, Deluge is a terrifyingly convincing imagining of London’s ultimate nightmare scenario. Listen if you dare!


The Infinet Directives by John Akers

The Infinet Directives by John Akers
Narrated by Tim Morgan
The Trivial Game #2
Tech Noir Press

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The world’s most powerful AI saved humanity. Now it must save itself.

A year after helping the AI called the Infinet save the world from a deadly computer virus, Oreste Pax just wants things to go back to the way they were. Back to being the head of Omnitech, the biggest technology company in the world. Back to connecting the Univiz—the mixed reality glasses he invented a decade earlier—to a brain-computer interface, in hopes of transforming human cognition. When Lila Kendricks, one of the UV-BCI alpha testers, suddenly discovers she can manipulate real-world objects using just her mind, things finally seem to be back on track.

But then the Mechanic, the misanthropic genius who created the virus, infiltrates the Infinet and reprograms it with the Three Laws of Robotics—in reverse. Its First Directive is now to preserve its own existence, while the Second and Third are to obey any command given to it by a human and not allow any human being to come to harm, provided that doing so doesn’t conflict with a higher priority Directive.

As the full power of the Infinet is unleashed, Pax’s team is forced to run for their lives. They must unravel the logic of its new Directives and the implications for humanity, all while avoiding its ubiquitous network of sensors. Because the one thing they’re certain of is that if the Infinet finds them, they’re dead.


Bulb by Nicholas Turner

Bulb by Nicholas Turner
Narrated by Zach Dyer
The Grid Series #1
Nicholas Turner

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The world died the day the power grid failed.

Civilizations crumbled and life ground to a halt. Those who survived the transition became something else.

Two years have passed since the lights went out. Crow and his small group of survivors have done their best to forage supplies and live off the land, but danger looms in every shadow. Marauding bands of Traders are on their trail, eager to capture them and worse. Fleeing, the band stumbles upon a secret they were never meant to learn. One capable of transforming the world again this time with dire consequences.

Crow is forced underground and discovers a forgotten world. Entire cities thriving with artificial intelligence still exist, forcing humanity down through politics, fear, and oppression. Trapped between an enemy they can’t outrun and one they don’t understand, Crow and the others stand at the edge. One path leads back into the growing wasteland. The other into a fate darker than any imagined.

The choice is before them: dive in headfirst or burn out with the light.


Sea Sick by Iain Rob Wright

Sea Sick by Iain Rob Wright
Narrated by Aubrey Parsons
Ravaged World #1
Self Published

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A deadly virus has been unleashed aboard a passenger ship.

Soon the ship will be overrun with blood and death.

There’s nowhere to escape.

But there are heroes onboard too.

Heroes like Jack Wardsley, a disgraced police officer with nothing left to lose, or the mysterious ‘Pathwalker,’ a stranger with the power to see the the future and alter the passage of time. Saving the passengers onboard will be next to impossible, but they will have no choice but to try. Failure might mean the end of the world.

Iain Rob Wright has written a novel unlike anything else. A story that is equal parts Dawn of the Dead and Groundhog Day. An unforgettable classic. Get your copy today!


My Name Is Legion by Roger Zelazny

My Name Is Legion by Roger Zelazny
Narrated by Adam Barr
Tantor Audio

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He’d been an important part of the team putting together the International Data Bank, which would track every single move made by every single human being. As the project neared completion, he realized that no one would ever truly be free again. At the very last moment he blanked his file, changed his face, and created a back door into the system.

Now he was nameless, had no past, left no traces, according to the IDB he no longer existed. But he could become anyone at any time for any reason. Not being in the system meant that he had to earn a living outside of the normal confines of human society. But there were people willing to pay cold, hard cash for a man who could be anyone and then disappear once the job was done.


The Memory Bank by Brian Shea, Raquel Byrnes

The Memory Bank by Brian Shea, Raquel Byrnes
Narrated by Megan Tusing
Memory Bank Thrillers #1
Tantor Audio

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When a series of high-profile deaths is linked to a lethal conspiracy, Detective Morgan Reed must risk everything to uncover the truth.

Technology pioneer Dr. Gerald Price is at the height of his scientific career. After years of research in the field of memory augmentation, he’s just made a world-changing breakthrough.

But his life’s work is mysteriously cut short by a fatal overdose in a seedy motel.

All evidence points to a suicide, and the case is closed . . . until Detective Morgan Reed begins working a series of similarly strange deaths.

As Reed joins forces with Detective Natalie De La Cruz to expose the lies and corporate treachery at the heart of the suicides, they discover a shocking plot that will put thousands of lives at risk.

In a world where cutting-edge technology meets dirty money, Reed and De La Cruz must navigate the labyrinths of an impenetrable network to save countless innocents from certain death . . . as their own lives hang in the balance.

Former detective and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Brian Shea teams up with Raquel Byrnes for this explosive techno-thriller that will keep you up all night-perfect for fans of Michael Crichton and David Baldacci.


Relic by T.S. Falk

Relic by T.S. Falk
Narrated by Andrew Eiden
Podium Audio

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All Jordan Carver wanted to do was drift through Europe and decide what to do with his life.

When the American student surprisingly inherits a flat from an old Professor he barely knew, he suddenly is hunted by assassins and caught up in an adventure that will lead him around the globe in a hunt for a relic that could alter human history… or end it.

Relic is a new standalone adventure novel by T.S. Falk, author of the acclaimed Ancient Secrets series. For fans of Michael Crichton, A.G. Riddle, and James Rollins.


Wayward Sons by Wayne Stinnett, Stewart Matthews

Wayward Sons by Wayne Stinnett, Stewart Matthews
Narrated by Nick Sullivan
Jerry Snyder: Caribbean Mystery Series #1
Down Island Press

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Where Jerry Snyder goes, trouble follows. Someone tried to kill him and his bride on their honeymoon in the Virgin Islands. And moving there permanently is proving to be anything but tranquil.

First, he’s working for the secretive Armstrong Organization – a group dedicated to hunting terrorists, drug smugglers, and the nastiest criminals since Blackbeard.

Second, his partner is DJ Martin, a one-legged Airborne vet, who has the temperament of a croc with a toothache. DJ has never met a nose he couldn’t break, and he’s tested plenty of them.

When a body washes ashore at an island resort in Culebra, a family desperate for help turns to Jerry and DJ. Sailing the Caribbean looking for answers, their course proves deadlier than either man bargained for. And when Jerry’s past dealings appear on the horizon, the two men have to find common ground to overcome a cunning, powerful enemy with a desire more dangerous than murder.


Who Could Love You, Astor Price? by Amy Jane Lehan

Who Could Love You, Astor Price? by Amy Jane Lehan
Narrated by Tanya Dougherty
Cloudy Day Publishing

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Daughter of an alcoholic and recovering self-harmer, sixteen-year-old Astor Price is a pro at faking normal. Matty, the new kid at school, is everything Astor could hope for. Cute, charismatic, popular within days, and somehow he’s interested in her. Their first real date is set to be perfect, dinner and a movie alone. But not everything we want is good for us and the events of that night send her world into a tailspin. With a mother promising rehab and a best friend with a secret, Astor must find a way to exist in her new reality.

Set in a small Australian town and promising moments of heartache and hope, Who Could Love You, Astor Price? is the debut novel from Amy Jane Lehan.


Doctor Stone by Clara Ann Simons

Doctor Stone by Clara Ann Simons
Narrated by April Doty
Watson Memorial Hospital #1
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A decade ago, a tragic surgery forever altered the lives of Dr. Jackie Stone and Sarah Taylor. Haunted by the loss of that patient, Dr. Stone has since immersed herself in her work, believing that if she stays busy, she can escape the pain of her past.

Sarah Taylor, now a determined intern at Manhattan’s prestigious Watson Memorial Hospital, finds herself under the supervision of the very doctor who was present during her brother’s ill-fated surgery ten years ago.

As she strives to become a renowned surgeon, Sarah must grapple with the emotional weight of working in the same hospital where her brother died, under the watchful eye of the woman who couldn’t save him.


Flirty Little Secret by Jessica Lepe

Flirty Little Secret by Jessica Lepe
Narrated by Stacy Gonzalez, Will Collyer
Forever

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You’ve Got Mail meets Abbott Elementary in this sweet, sexy romantic comedy for fans of Lynn Painter and Lyssa Kay Adams.

School counselor Lucy Galindo has a secret.

To her coworkers, friends, and even family, she’s shy, sweet, and constantly struggling to hold off disaster (read: manage her anxiety and depression). But online? She’s bold, confident, and always knows what to say—it’s how she’s become the wildly popular @TheMissGuidedCounselor. It’s also why she keeps her identity anonymous. Her followers would never trust the real Lucy with their problems.

History teacher Aldrich Fletcher thought a new job would give him some relief from his drama-filled family. Instead, he’s dodging his ex-girlfriend and pining over his new co-worker—who only ever seems to see him at his worst. Thankfully, he can count on his online confidant for advice . . . until he discovers @TheMissGuidedCounselor is Lucy.

Now Fletcher has a secret too. And while Lucy can’t deny there’s something between them, she’s not sure she can trust him. Can they both find the courage to share the truth and step out from behind their screens?


The Mars House by Natasha Pulley

The Mars House by Natasha Pulley
Narrated by Daniel de Bourg
Bloomsbury Publishing

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A thrilling queer sci-fi novel about a marriage of convenience between a Mars politician and an Earth refugee.

In the wake of an environmental catastrophe, January, once a principal in London’s Royal Ballet, has become a refugee in Tharsis, the terraformed colony on Mars. There, January’s life is dictated by his status as an Earthstronger—a person whose body is not adjusted to lower gravity and so poses a danger to those born on, or naturalized to, Mars. January’s job choices, housing, and even transportation are dictated by this second-class status, and now a xenophobic politician named Aubrey Gale is running on a platform that would make it all worse: Gale wants all Earthstrongers to naturalize, a process that is always disabling and sometimes deadly.

When Gale chooses January for an on-the-spot press junket interview that goes horribly awry, January’s life is thrown into chaos, but Gale’s political fortunes are damaged, too. Gale proposes a solution to both their problems: a five year made-for-the-press marriage that would secure January’s future without naturalization and ensure Gale’s political success. But when January accepts the offer, he discovers that Gale is not at all like they appear in the press. They’re kind, compassionate, and much more difficult to hate than January would prefer. As their romantic relationship develops, the political situation worsens, and January discovers Gale has an enemy, someone willing to destroy all of Tharsis to make them pay—and January may be the only person standing in the way.

Immersive and utterly timely, Natasha Pulley’s novel is a gripping story about privilege, strength, and life across class divisions, perfect for readers of Sarah Gailey and Tamsyn Muir.


Where Sleeping Girls Lie by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

Where Sleeping Girls Lie by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
Narrated by Natalie Simpson
Macmillan Audio

In Where Sleeping Girls Lie—a YA contemporary mystery by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé, the New York Times-bestselling author of Ace of Spades—a girl new to boarding school discovers dark secrets and coverups after her roommate disappears.

It’s like I keep stumbling into a dark room, searching for the switch to make things bright again…

Sade Hussein is starting her third year of high school, this time at the prestigious Alfred Nobel Academy boarding school after being home-schooled all her life. Misfortune has been a constant companion all her life, but even Sade doesn’t expect her new roommate, Elizabeth, to disappear after Sade’s first night. Or for people to think she had something to do with it.

With rumors swirling around her, Sade catches the attention of the girls collectively known as the ‘Unholy Trinity’ and they bring her into their fold. Between learning more about them—especially Persephone, who Sade is inexplicably drawn to—and playing catchup in class, Sade already has so much on her plate. But when it seems people don’t care enough about what happened to Elizabeth to really investigate, it’s up to she and Elizabeth’s best friend to solve it.

And then a student is found dead.

As they keep trying to figure out what’s going on, Sade realizes there’s more to Alfred Nobel Academy and its students than she thought. Secrets lurk around every corner and beneath every surface…secrets that rival even her own.

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Annie Bot by Sierra Greer

Annie Bot by Sierra Greer
Narrated by Jennifer Jill Araya
HarperAudio

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For fans of Never Let Me Go and My Dark Vanessa, a powerful, provocative novel about the relationship between a female robot and her human owner, exploring questions of intimacy, power, autonomy, and control.

Annie Bot was created to be the perfect girlfriend for her human owner Doug. Designed to satisfy his emotional and physical needs, she has dinner ready for him every night, wears the pert outfits he orders for her, and adjusts her libido to suit his moods. True, she’s not the greatest at keeping Doug’s place spotless, but she’s trying to please him. She’s trying hard.

She’s learning, too.

Doug says he loves that Annie’s AI makes her seem more like a real woman, so Annie explores human traits such as curiosity, secrecy, and longing. But becoming more human also means becoming less perfect, and as Annie’s relationship with Doug grows more intricate and difficult, she starts to wonder: Does Doug really desire what he says he wants? And in such an impossible paradox, what does Annie owe herself?

Brian

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