Welcome to Brian’s Book Blog’s Weekly Showcase of New and Notable Audiobooks for May 26th!

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Tell No Tales by Erik Carter

Tell No Tales by Erik Carter
Narrated by Gary Bennett
Silence Jones Action Thrillers #12
Self Published

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A FORGOTTEN PAST.
A DEADLY PRESENT.

When vigilante assassin Silence Jones hears of an old friend’s death in his long-forgotten hometown, he expects to pay his respects and leave. But a dark truth lurks beneath the surface: his friend didn’t just die—he was murdered.

Returning to streets he barely remembers, Silence is thrust into a shadowy world festering within a seemingly tranquil small city. His friend, it seems, had unearthed a secret too dangerous to know—a widespread network of corruption with far-reaching implications for both U.S. and international security.

To unravel the web of conspiracy and avenge the murder, Silence will have to retrace the footsteps of an ally who’d long ago become a stranger, clashing with both a ruthless enemy and the reality that in this game, the stakes aren’t just personal—they’re global.

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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The Man Who Saw Seconds by Alexander Boldizar

The Man Who Saw Seconds by Alexander Boldizar
Narrated by Tony Beltran
Self Published

Preble Jefferson can see five seconds into the future.

Otherwise, he lives an ordinary life. But when a confrontation with a cop on a New York City subway goes tragically wrong, those seconds give Preble the chance to dodge a bullet, causing another man to die in his place.

Government agencies become aware of Preble’s gift, a manhunt ensues, and their ambitions shift from law enforcement to military R&D. Preble will do whatever it takes to protect his family, but as events spiral out of control, he must weigh the cost of his gift against the loss of his humanity.

A breathless thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end, The Man Who Saw Seconds explores the nature of time, the brain as a prediction machine, and the tension between the individual and the systems we create. Alexander Boldizar provides an adrenaline-pumping listen that will leave you contemplating love, fear and the abyss.


The Last Murder at the End of the World by Stuart Turton

The Last Murder at the End of the World by Stuart Turton
Narrated by James Cameron Stewart
Tantor Audio

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Solve the murder to save what’s left of the world.

Outside the island there is nothing: the world was destroyed by a fog that swept the planet, killing anyone it touched.

On the island: it is idyllic. One hundred and twenty-two villagers and three scientists, living in peaceful harmony. The villagers are content to fish, farm and feast, to obey their nightly curfew, to do what they’re told by the scientists.

Until, to the horror of the islanders, one of their beloved scientists is found brutally stabbed to death. And then they learn that the murder has triggered a lowering of the security system around the island, the only thing that was keeping the fog at bay. If the murder isn’t solved within ninety-two hours, the fog will smother the island—and everyone on it.

But the security system has also wiped everyone’s memories of exactly what happened the night before, which means that someone on the island is a murderer—and they don’t even know it.

And the clock is ticking.


Here for the Wrong Reasons by Annabel Paulsen, Lydia Wang

Here for the Wrong Reasons by Annabel Paulsen, Lydia Wang
Narrated by Mara Wilson, Lindsey Dorcus
Dreamscape Media

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Krystin knows exactly what she wants: a husband, a horse, and a place to hang all her competitive rodeo blue ribbons. But when none of the eligible bachelors in Montana end up being right for her, she turns to reality TV. On Hopelessly Devoted, Krystin will compete against dozens of other women for the heart of this season’s Hopeless Romantic, Josh Rosen. She’s determined to win the perfect life she came here for—if she can just ignore the glossy brunette whose crimson smile gives her goosebumps.

Lauren has never done anything for the right reasons—and she’s definitely not on Hopelessly Devoted to win Josh’s heart. Lauren’s plan is simple: stay on the show long enough to build her social media following, and then gracefully leave when it’s her turn to be eliminated. With enough followers, she’ll finally have the clout to do whatever she wants—including come out of the proverbial walk-in closet. But the longer she stays on the show, the more she finds herself tangled up in a certain blonde’s lasso.

But neither contestant expects a heteronormative dating show to challenge their own deeply-ingrained ideas of who they are—and what they want. Fans of The Charm Offensive and Love Island will swoon for this sparkling debut romcom.


Summer Nights and Meteorites by Hannah Reynolds

Summer Nights and Meteorites by Hannah Reynolds
Narrated by Karissa Vacker
Listening Library

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From the two-time Sydney Taylor Honor author comes another sweet Nantucket-set summer romance, perfect for fans of Rachel Lynn Solomon and K.L. Walther.

Jordan Edelman’s messy dating days are over. After a few too many broken hearts, and a father who worries a bit too much, she’s sworn off boys—at least for the summer. And since she’ll be tagging along on her father’s research trip to Nantucket, she doesn’t think it’ll be too hard to stick to her resolution.

But hooking up with the cute boy on the ferry doesn’t count, right? At least, not until that cute boy turns out to be Ethan Barbanel. As in, her father’s longtime research assistant Ethan Barbanel, the boy Jordan has hated from afar for years. And to make matters worse, Jordan might actually be falling for him.

As if that didn’t complicate her life enough, Jordan’s new summer job with a local astronomer turns up a centuries-old mystery surrounding Gibson’s Comet—and as she dives into her research, what she learns just might put her growing relationship with Ethan in jeopardy.


Better Left Unsent by Lia Louis

Better Left Unsent by Lia Louis
Narrated by Ashley Tucker
Simon & Schuster Audio

So many ways to torpedo your career and your love life… So little time.

A woman accidentally reveals all her secrets in this witty and charming novel from the author of Eight Perfect Hours.

Two years ago, thirty-year-old receptionist Millie Chandler had her heart spectacularly broken in public. Ever since, she has been a closed book, vowing to keep everything to herself—her feelings, her truths, even her dreams—in an effort to protect herself from getting hurt again.

But Millie does write emails—sarcastic replies to her rude boss, hard truths to her friends, and of course, that one-thousand-word love declaration to her ex who is now engaged to someone else. The emails live safely in her drafts, but after a server outage at work, Millie wakes up to discover that all her emails have been sent. Every. Single. One.

As every truth, lie, and secret she’s worked so hard to keep only to herself are catapulted out into the open, Millie must fix the chaos her words have caused, and face everything she’s ever swept under the carpet.

With her signature “tender and heartwarming” (Anstey Harris, author of When I First Held You) prose, Lia Louis presents another unforgettable and moving novel that is perfect for fans of Rebecca Serle and Emily Henry.


Christmas Bizarre by Emma Nichols

Christmas Bizarre by Emma Nichols
Narrated by Claire Storey
Duckton-by-Dale Romance #3
Spoken Realms

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Duckton-by-Dale has never been your average quintessential English village. And as preparations for the annual pantomime and winter solstice reach fever pitch, you just know that things are going to get even more bizarre!

With new visitors bringing mystery, suspicion, flamboyance, and lust, past secrets and current desires will be revealed, bringing a dramatic conclusion to the Duckton-by-Dale series.

Expect humor, paranormal happenings, fun and laughter, and of course a large dose of romance in this bestselling lesbian romantic comedy series.

Merry Christmas one and all.


Wormhole by Keith Brooke, Eric Brown

Wormhole by Keith Brooke, Eric Brown
Narrated by Eric Michael Summerer
Tantor Audio

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2110. Earth is suffering major resource shortages, and the impact of climate change is peaking. Colonies have been established on Mars and the Moon, but these cannot hope to sustain any more than hundreds of citizens.

Attention has turned to the need to discover an extra-solar colony world.

Scientists have identified the means of creating a wormhole in the space-time continuum, which would allow interstellar travel. However, to do so they must first physically transport one end of the wormhole to where they want it to be, so setting up a wormhole will always rely on physical travel.

A ship is sent to Mu Arae, earth-like planet discovered ten years before. It is a journey that will take eighty years, the crew, who will set up the wormhole on the planet, kept in suspended animation. But only a few years into the trip, the ship blows up, killing all aboard.

2190, eighty years after the starship set out.

Gordon Kemp is a detective working in the cold case department in London. He has been assigned a murder investigation closed, unsolved, over eighty years ago. What he unearths will change history and threatens everything we know about what the powers that be have planned for Earth.


In Our Stars by Jack Campbell

In Our Stars by Jack Campbell
Narrated by Andrea Emmes, Tim Fannon
The Doomed Earth #1
Recorded Books

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Lieutenant Selene Genji has one last chance to save Earth in this pulse-pounding science fiction adventure from the author of the New York Times bestselling Lost Fleet series.

Earth, 2180
Genetically engineered with partly alien DNA, Lieutenant Selene Genji is different from ordinary humans. And they hate her for it. Still, she’s spent her life trying to overcome society’s prejudice by serving in Earth’s Unified Fleet.
Genji is stationed on a ship in orbit when humanity’s factional extremism on the planet reaches a boiling point, and she witnesses the utter annihilation of Earth.
When the massive forces unleashed by Earth’s death warp space and time to hurl her forty years into the past, Genji is given a chance to try to change the future and save Earth.

Earth, 2140
Lieutenant Kayl Owen’s ship is on a routine patrol when a piece of spacecraft wreckage appears out of nowhere. To his shock, there is a survivor on board: Selene Genji. Once her strange heritage is discovered, though, it becomes clear that Genji is a problem Earth Guard
command wants to dispose of—quietly. After learning the horrifying truth, Owen helps her escape and joins her mission.

Together, they have a chance to change the fate of an Earth doomed to die in 2180. But altering history could put Genji’s very existence in danger, and Owen wonders if a world without her is one worth saving. …


Infliction Point by Mark Hacker

Infliction Point by Mark Hacker
Narrated by Eric G. Dove
Zach Axton #1
Willis St. Bloom Books

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A spiraling agent with unparalleled skills. A murderer with enhanced intelligence. Who is the hunter… and who is the prey?

Zach Axton is in a dark place. After the brutal murder of the love of his life, the haunted FBI agent’s slender will to live is only due to the care of his canine companion. But he’s grudgingly pulled back into work when a prisoner in an experimental government program designed to increase brain functioning escapes in a violent and bloody confrontation.

Teaming up with his former partner and a beautiful assistant district attorney, Axton uses his specialized skills in hunting serial killers to track down the brilliant psychopath. But the secret to his success in knowing the minds of murderers could be the very thing that leads him to his own destruction…

Can this skilled operative take down a man who is faster, smarter, and more dangerous before his world explodes?

Infliction Point is the cinematic first book in the Zach Axton thriller series. If you like flawed characters, fast-paced action, and unputdownable drama, then you’ll devour Mark Hacker’s riveting adventure.

Buy Infliction Point to meet one’s match today!


The Cain Directive by Mike Ryan

The Cain Directive by Mike Ryan
Narrated by Gary Bennett
The Cain Series #3
Self Published

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Cain, still reeling from the attack on his girlfriend, gets even more suspicious of Project Specter when they send him to Russia to find Dmitri Kurylenko, a man he has already secretly killed. After another attempt on his life, he soon learns of the agency’s involvement in keeping his memory from him and sets to meet with a man who seems to know everything. Unfortunately for Cain, Specter showed up first and framed Cain for murder. Now, on the run, he must protect those close to him, while also trying to prove his innocence. In his quest to take down Project Specter, Cain turns to the only man he can trust for help, Eric Raines, a man Specter wants almost as badly as Cain, and a man as equally bent on taking down Specter as he is.


The Long November by Walt Gragg

The Long November by Walt Gragg
Narrated by Peter Berkrot
Penguin Audio

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In the tradition of Red Storm Rising and Red Metal, an American military force fights a desperate battle against an overwhelming enemy.

What started as a military coup in Pakistan has ignited South Asia and threatens to spread to the world’s largest democracy in India.

American and British allies struggle to rescue Western civilians who have been cut off in Islamabad. What starts as a desperate race turns into a grim siege.

But the fate of a few innocents pales in comparison to one inescapable fact: Pakistan is a nuclear power and some of those weapons are unaccounted for.


The Ancestor Trap by T.S. Falk

The Ancestor Trap by T.S. Falk
Narrated by Nathaniel Priestley
The Ancient Secrets #3
Podium Audio

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Professor Elliot Brand was done with adventures.

When his former lover Ashra Shah calls him to Antarctica, he knows he is getting himself into trouble. Guarded by a military unit, hidden deeply in the uninhabitable parts of the frozen continent, a ruin was found that could be the most significant archeological find in history. Elliot Brand doesn’t need long to understand that if they don’t act fast, it might very well be the last one, too…

Blending real science with fiction, this book takes you on a journey into the times before mankind and its many mysteries. The third book of the Ancient Secrets Series is perfect for fans of A.G. Riddle, Michael Crichton, and James Rollins.


After the Tide by Anthony J. Melchiorri

After the Tide by Anthony J. Melchiorri
Narrated by Ryan Kennard Burke
After the Tide #2
Self Published

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Book 2 in the After the Tide post-apocalyptic thriller series. The end of the world has never really ended in this suspense-filled story of survival, conspiracy, and action.


The Wedding Menu by Letizia Lorini

The Wedding Menu by Letizia Lorini
Narrated by Amelie Griffin
Love & Other Recipes
Podium Audio

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How many weddings does it take to fall in love?

One year ago, Amelie had it all. Almost engaged to her high school sweetheart, close to her childhood best friend, and cooking at her dad’s restaurant—her life was exactly what she’d ordered. Until Ian, an opinionated wedding hater, popped up out of nowhere and proved she might like something off-menu.

One year later, Amelie has lost it all. She’s unemployed, single, and taking a break from her friendship. As for Ian? He’s gone, too.

When she visits Ian’s hometown to teach at a week-long cooking conference, she hopes for a fateful meet-cute. But their reunion is far from joyful when Amelie discovers Ian is the son of her father’s business rival. Even bigger fiasco? He only wants friendship.

Amelie has one week to change his mind, and if the truth of why her whole life fell apart remains hidden, their love story might even end with a wedding.

The Wedding Menu is a steamy, dual-timeline, laugh-out-loud romcom about weddings, secrets, and French delicacies. It features two friends who should be rivals but keep choosing each other against all odds.

Brian

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