Welcome to Brian’s Book Blog’s Weekly Showcase of New and Notable Audiobooks for March 3rd!

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Snowglobe by Soyoung Park, Joungmin Lee Comfort - translator

Snowglobe by Soyoung Park, Joungmin Lee Comfort – translator
Narrated by Shannon Tyo, Greta Jung, Jeena Yi
The Snowglobe Duology #1
Listening Library

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In a world of constant winter, only the citizens of the climate-controlled city of Snowglobe can escape the bitter cold—but this perfect society is hiding dark and dangerous secrets within its frozen heart. A groundbreaking Korean novel translated into English for the first time!

The Hunger Games meets Squid Game in Soyoung Park’s dystopian thriller Snowglobe”–Entertainment Weekly

Enclosed under a vast dome, Snowglobe is the last place on Earth that’s warm. Outside Snowglobe is a frozen wasteland, and every day, citizens face the icy world to get to their jobs at the power plant, where they produce the energy Snowglobe needs. Their only solace comes in the form of twenty-four-hour television programming streamed directly from the domed city.

The residents of Snowglobe have everything: fame, fortune, and above all, safety from the desolation outside their walls. In exchange, their lives are broadcast to the less fortunate outside, who watch eagerly, hoping for the chance to one day become actors themselves.

Chobahm lives for the time she spends watching the shows produced inside Snowglobe. Her favorite? Goh Around, starring Goh Haeri, Snowglobe’s biggest star—and, it turns out, the key to getting Chobahm her dream life.

Because Haeri is dead, and Chobahm has been chosen to take her place. Only, life inside Snowglobe is nothing like what you see on television. Reality is a lie, and truth seems to be forever out of reach.

Translated for the first time into English from the original Korean, Snowglobe is a groundbreaking exploration of personal identity, and the future of the world as we know it. It is the winner of the Changbi X Kakaopage Young Adult Novel Award.

Time Hopper by Os Ibrahim

Time Hopper by Os Ibrahim
Narrated by Martin Woolford
Self Published

In the technologically advanced city of New Olympia, Dan Walton is a brilliant scientist who has achieved great success in his professional life, but still feels unfulfilled and lonely. Seeking adventure and purpose, he sets out on a journey that will take him to the far reaches of time and space.

With the help of his mentor, Rogers Leenman, and the enigmatic former-CIA agent, Erica McCarter, Dan embarks on a series of thrilling exploits that will challenge his intellect, his courage, and his heart. From managing mergers as a new CEO to exploring the treacherous depths of lava chambers, and even riding on flying carpets, Dan discovers new worlds and experiences that he never thought possible.

As he delves deeper into the mysteries of time and alternate universes, Dan finds himself drawn into a web of intrigue and betrayal. With danger lurking at every turn, he must use all his scientific knowledge and cunning to navigate the complex political landscape and outsmart his enemies.

Will he be able to overcome the obstacles in his path and find the fulfillment he’s been seeking? Find out in Time Hopper – a thrilling tale of science, exploration, and self-discovery that will leave you on the edge of your seat.

Hypnotized by Love by Sariah Wilson

Hypnotized by Love by Sariah Wilson
Narrated by Stevi Incremona
Brilliance Audio

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The power of suggestion does wonders for the heart in an absolutely captivating romantic comedy by Sariah Wilson, the bestselling author of The Chemistry of Love.

Hypnotist Savannah Sinclair is known for helping clients overcome their deep-rooted issues, from anxiety to addiction. But her nontraditional approach also attracts plenty of skeptics—including her high school nemesis and rival, Mason Beckett, who just so happens to be the boy who broke her heart.

Mason’s life hasn’t gone according to plan. His latest novel was a flop, and the only gig he can land is writing a scathing exposé of his hometown hypnotist, Savannah. But in order to write an authentic article, he has to be a willing participant. Hypnosis is the last thing he expected: he’s shedding his negative nature and opening himself up to new experiences…and when a fire alarm interrupts their session, Mason walks out into the real world entranced and sporting a sunny disposition and a tendency to say yes.

Hypnotized Mason is fearless, revealing things he’s never told a soul, acting completely out of character, and leading Savannah on a frantic chase to keep him safe. He likes his new self. The problem is, so does Savannah. She can’t fall in love with a man who’s in a trance, but can she keep him still long enough to get him to snap out of it?

Dr. Wilson by Clara Ann Simons

Dr. Wilson by Clara Ann Simons
Narrated by Krystal Hammond
Collins Memorial Hospital
Tantor Audio

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I don’t understand why the hospital director has insisted that Siena Collins work in oncology.

She is a spoiled brat, unreliable, and causes too much trouble in a department where we must look into the eyes of death every day.

To make matters worse, she can’t even touch or talk to patients. She is still in medical school and considering quitting altogether.

Her “job” basically consists of bringing coffee, making a few photocopies, and getting in the way. Yeah, I guess her most significant contribution is getting in everyone’s way all day.

I wish I could take Arya’s advice and tell her to . . .

But there’s one small problem I forgot to mention: the hospital is named Collins Memorial after her grandfather, and her father is the big boss.

So here I am, trying to save lives while dealing with her immature attitude and tight jeans.

Right on Cue by Falon Ballard

Right on Cue by Falon Ballard
Narrated by Curt Bonnem, Rachel L. Jacobs, Gail Shalan, Andrea Emmes
Penguin Audio

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From the beloved author of Just My Type and Lease on Love comes a new romantic comedy in which a former actress-turned-screenwriter finds herself back in the spotlight, only for her romantic lead to be the one man she can’t stand.

Emmy Harper is no stranger to Hollywood, having penned some of the most popular movies of the past few years. But her latest project has hit a standstill—unable to find the perfect leading lady, Emmy’s been recruited to take on the role herself, dusting off acting skills she hasn’t used in over a decade.

Things take a turn for the worse when a she’s left with the one costar she can’t trust: Grayson West. A blockbuster action hero known for his megawatt smile and impossible abs, Grayson is anyone’s dream of a romantic lead. Too bad Emmy still blames him for her disastrous first movie and the early end to her acting career.

The friction between the two risks tanking the movie, and no one knows if it’s lingering awkwardness from their youth or unresolved sexual tension. But if they want to save the production—and their own careers—they need to get their acts together quickly, both on and off camera.

Against the Odds by Brittany Kelley

Against the Odds by Brittany Kelley
Narrated by Greyson Ash, Lee Samuels
Wilmington Football #3
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My life should be fantastic—but my dream job comes with a nightmare boss, my awesome apartment has a creepy landlord, and my friends are all too busy for us to do much of anything.

So when my car breaks down on a lonely back road just as a freak snowstorm hits the Philly area, it’s the icing on the cake. And who should show up but my college grump of an ex-boyfriend: Jacob Matthews, star tight-end for the Wilmington Beavers.

For all his faults, I still trust Jacob to get me somewhere safe before the storm blows through. I wasn’t expecting to have to stay at his house until the roads were clear, with only each other for company… and warmth.

I know how this story ends, though—Jacob’s always put football first, and I chose my career over following him all over the country. Except, all the years apart have changed us both.

And I’m starting to think that maybe we’re better together, against the odds.

The Fake Out by Stephanie Archer

The Fake Out by Stephanie Archer
Narrated by Connor Crais, Kit Swann
Vancouver Storm #2
Silver Springs Press

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The best way to get back at my horrible ex? Fake date Rory Miller–my ex’s rival, the top scorer in pro hockey, and the arrogant, flirtatious hockey player I tutored in high school.

Faking it is fun and addictive, though, and beneath the bad boy swagger, Rory’s sweet, funny, and protective.

He teaches me to skate and spends way too much money on me.

He sleeps in my bed and convinces me to break my just-one-time hookup rule.

He kisses me like it’s real.

And now I wonder if Rory was ever faking it to begin with.

The Fake Out is a pro hockey fake dating romance in duet audio (duet narration). It is the second book in the Vancouver Storm series but can be listened to as a standalone.


  • Fake dating
  • Ex’s rival
  • Pro hockey
  • Golden retriever hero
  • Boy obsessed
  • Forced proximity

Battle in the Avenue by Sean McCutchen

Battle in the Avenue by Sean McCutchen
Narrated by Chris Bolton
Self Published

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Betrayal tore apart the Stevenson family nearly two decades ago. Now, each remaining member must search for their own truth of that day in order to reunite and right the wrongs of the past.

Orphaned for as long as he can remember, Owen Bradley grew up searching for an answer to his isolation. Now, a mysterious package arrives at his doorstep, beckoning him on a harrowing journey through Chicago with promises to answer all of his questions. With every stop, Owen gains knowledge and it leads him to understand just how much danger he is in.

Clare Furmore knows that there is more to the story than just the fragments she has of losing her parents. Through the painful memories, she has dedicated herself to a life of martial arts and filling in the gaps she sees in the justice system. Then, she is mysteriously hired to protect a seemingly benign graduate student named Owen Bradley. As she discovers that he is being hunted by the most ruthless and vicious name in all of Chicago, she learns that all of their pasts are forever intertwined. Now, Clare must take on her most formattable foe—the truth of what happened to her family.

Battle in the Avenue is a gritty, action-packed narrative of discovery, hope, and retribution.

Leave No Trace by A.J. Landau

Leave No Trace by A.J. Landau
Narrated by Gregory Abbey
A National Parks Thriller #1
Recorded Books

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In a daring, brutal act of terrorism, an explosion rocks and topples the Statue of Liberty. Special Agent Michael Walker of the National Park Service is awakened by his boss with that news and sent to New York as the agent in charge. Not long after he lands, he learns two things: one, that Gina Delgado of the FBI has been placed in charge of the investigation as the lead of the Joint Terrorism Task Force, and two, that threats of a second terrorism attack are already being called in to the media. While barred from the meetings of the Joint Task Force due to his lack of security clearance, Walker finds a young boy among the survivors with a critical piece of information–a video linking the attackers to the assault.

As a domestic terrorist group, led by a shadowy figure known only as Jeremiah, begins to unleash their plan of attack against America’s cultural symbols, powerful forces within the government are misdirecting the investigation to further their own agenda. As Walker begins to uncover his own tragic connection to the terrorists, it becomes much more than an investigation to him. It becomes a personal mission to uncover and thwart the terrorists’ next attack, one so substantial that the nation’s own future is at stake.

“A tense, edge-of-your-seat nail-biter–Leave No Trace is all that and more. This is a no-holds-barred, white-knuckle thrill ride.”—Karen Dionne

Trapped in Yosemite by Dana Mentink

Trapped in Yosemite by Dana Mentink
Narrated by Abby Craden
Harlequin Audio

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When a massive earthquake levels the region, secrets and unknown dangers are exposed…

The ground in still-icy Yosemite National Park isn’t stable, and K-9 handler Von Sharpe fears the worst. But his worries are pushed aside when he sees an SUV viciously forced off the road…with his ex-fiancée at the wheel. It’s only when Stella Rivers steps out of the vehicle that the very ground under their feet cracks and breaks with the onslaught of a terrifying earthquake.

When her meeting with a mysterious client is ambushed, Stella witnesses the man being gunned down by a sniper and becomes a target herself. With the threat of aftershocks triggering landslides and floods, the new mom has no choice but to run to save her baby girl—even if it means teaming up with the man who has no idea he fathered her child.

Trapped in a dangerously unstable wilderness with a killer closing in, Von and Stella are running out of time to get to safety. And every fissure reveals a new secret that will shake them to their foundation…

The Rule of Threes by Jeffery Deaver

The Rule of Threes by Jeffery Deaver
Narrated by Christina Traister
Amazon Original Stories

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Constant Marlowe follows a serial killer deep into the dark heart of a small town in this riveting novella by Jeffery Deaver, the New York Times bestselling author of The Broken Doll collection and the Colter Shaw series.

Special Agent Constant Marlowe is tasked with taking over the investigation of an obsessed serial killer trolling the small town of Clark Valley in the quiet—and eerie—plains of the Midwest. Two female victims in quick succession, the same brutal MO, and every indication that victim number three is only days away. Also in the killer’s scope is Constant herself. When she interviews a local family who may be potential witnesses, she leads the devil to their doorstep, throwing their lives into chaos. Constant will do anything to protect them, but it won’t be easy. Because nothing in Clark Valley is quite what it seems.

TekLords by William Shatner

TekLords by William Shatner
Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer
The TekWar Series #2
Podium Audio

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PI Jake Cardigan is on the run from a mysterious assassin in this sci-fi thriller from iconic Star Trek actor and New York Times–bestselling author William Shatner.

Jake Cardigan has just returned from Mexico, where he fell in love, nearly died, and broke up the infamous Hokori cartel. But the drug kingpins whose fortunes rest on pushing Tek are still trying to do away with this devilish private eye.

During a routine trip to the mall, a well-dressed man tries to stab Cardigan through the heart. After a quick scuffle, the would-be assassin is dead on the floor, and Cardigan is the one who winds up in handcuffs. The dead man was an executive at a hydroponics company—an ordinary worker drone with no apparent reason to kill the detective.

An evil mastermind has learned how to make innocent civilians obey his commands, and he will sacrifice an army of zombie assassins if it means getting a clean shot at Cardigan. To stay alive, and out of jail, Cardigan will have to learn to steer clear of the mindless killers of Greater Los Angeles.


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