Hello! And welcome to Brian’s Book Blog’s weekly New and Notable Audiobooks Post for the Week of November 25th.

Every week I find and post the audiobooks that catch my eye across multiple genres. Take a look and maybe you’ll find your next book!

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The Heart of the Banshee by Carolyn Elizabeth

The Heart of the Banshee by Carolyn Elizabeth
Narrated by Chelsea Stephens
Tantor Audio

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In an effort to put her vengeful past behind her, Captain Branna Kelly charts a new course with the help of the Banshee’s newest officer, Julia Farrow. Her first mission on the path to redemption is to restore order at a neighboring port.

Julia’s new fighting skills are put to the test when they go up against the deadly Ferryman and her cutthroat captain, Isaac Shaw. She more than holds her own, both with and without a blade, and Branna is torn between supporting and protecting her.

Even during occasions of relative safety, Branna and Julia discover the greatest peril may not be to their lives, but to their love. When faces from Branna’s past come back to haunt them and Julia seeks moments of peace in another’s company, suspicion and mistrust become a blade to the heart.

The Heart of the Banshee continues the story of the love and adventures of Captain Branna Kelly and Julia Farrow.

Contains mature themes.


Playing with Matches by Georgia Beers

Playing with Matches by Georgia Beers
Narrated by Lula Larkin
Bold Strokes Book Inc

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Cori Stratton’s a small-town girl. She loves making candles, and her little gift shop is her pride and joy. But when the shop’s building goes up for sale, she might lose her home and everything that makes her happy. The worst timing of all? Her landlord’s daughter Elizabeth Brennan—popular, smart, and oblivious to Cori’s existence in high school—has breezed back into town.

Life has not gone according to plan for Elizabeth. Laid off from her job in the city, she’s forced back home to help her mom run the family’s B&B during a week-long wedding celebration…for Liz’s ex. Not wanting the groom to know how in shambles her life is, she grabs the nearest person—Cori—and tells him how happy they are together.

Liz’s father owning Cori’s building may be the trump card she needs to keep Cori playing along. Can they strike a deal to save Cori’s store and help Liz survive the wedding? Just for the week. There’s no way this fake relationship will turn into the real deal.


Betting on the Bird by Cassandra Medcalf

Betting on the Bird by Cassandra Medcalf
Narrated by Cassandra Medcalf
Self Published

She’s got the house, she’s got the girl…but Natalie is putting it all on the line to reunite her family for Christmas Dinner.

Between the renovations and the menu, she’s up to her ears in preparations. Then a festive fight with an animatronic Santa puts her on the bench, and it’s up to her girlfriend Bonnie to save the day. But Bonnie’s already got her hands full managing Natalie’s expectations. Now she’s expected to prepare a feast of fancy recipes and deep fry a turkey to save Christmas?

They should have called it off when the house caught fire. Now the family’s imploding and things are heating up in more ways than one. Can Bonnie and Natalie pull off playing Santa? Or will their relationship just become another Christmas casualty?

Hijinks abound in this spicy sapphic Christmas comedy starring all of your friends from the Fixer Upper series. It’s recommended you listen to Betting on the House before jumping into this one!


School Days by Nathan Lowell

School Days by Nathan Lowell
Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer
Podium Audio

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A new ship. A new crew. A different kind of mission.

When Manchester Yards donates a new training vessel to the Merchant Officer Academy at Port Newmar, Alys Giggone recalls the Chernyakova.

She wants Ishmael Wang and his crew to take a crew of cadets into the Deep Dark. They have to sort out the crews of two ships, figure out what lessons they need to teach, and who will get those lessons.

Once they agree, the trouble starts.


Against the Rules by Brittany Kelley

Against the Rules by Brittany Kelley
Narrated by Greyson Ash, Lee Samuels
Podium Audio

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As a pro cheerleader, dating a football player is forbidden—so there’s no way I’m telling anybody I drunkenly married one in Vegas.

One night of fun turns into a morning of regret when I wake up hungover, fully clothed, and next to muscle-bound wide receiver Ty Matthews… and a phone full of evidence of our Elvis-ordained nuptials. Talk about bad choices: I can be kicked off the team for talking to a football player, much less marrying one.

After a night of spilling my darkest secrets, even playboy Ty knows exactly how to persuade me to stay married to him—he promises to fund my small business dreams if I convince his parents we’re together.

Our so-called agreement is already off to a crazy start. I don’t want to lose my coveted spot on the cheer team, and we have to work to keep it a secret from almost everyone. Just when I start to think I can have it all—the money for my business, cheering for a pro football team, and even an accidental husband who treats me like gold—the cracks begin to show.

I don’t just stand to lose my spot on the team, either, because losing Ty Matthews might break my whole heart.


Unknown Rider by Jack Stewart

Unknown Rider by Jack Stewart
Narrated by Ray Porter
Severn River Publishing

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After a Navy pilot inexplicably loses control of his stealth fighter, he stumbles upon a global conspiracy, and embarks on a thrilling chase filled with espionage and betrayal.

TOP GUN instructor Colt Bancroft has just catapulted off the USS Abraham Lincoln, his F-35C Joint Strike Fighter trailing blue and yellow flame as he climbs into the night sky off the California coast.

When he is sent to investigate a series of mysterious lights floating dangerously close to his aircraft carrier, disaster strikes. His jet becomes unresponsive as it rolls inverted and enters a nosedive aimed right at the aircraft carrier’s unsuspecting escort cruiser…

What follows is a tale of heroism and betrayal, spycraft and suspense, and aerial combat against an unexpected adversary.

To clear his name and unmask a traitor, Colt must survive a dangerous game of spy-vs-spy, where trusting the wrong person could cost him his life. To stop the enemy from hitting their ultimate target, Colt must use every ounce of his skill and training…and uncover the identity of the UNKNOWN RIDER.

From author Jack Stewart, a former US Navy Top Gun instructor pilot, comes an exhilarating military thriller that’s packed with high-octane action and puts the listener behind the controls of a modern jet fighter. Perfect for fans of Tom Clancy and Dale Brown.


Leverage by E. J. Noyes

Leverage by E. J. Noyes
Narrated by Abby Craden
Audible Studios

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Last month, intelligence analyst Lexie Martin found out a secret that could ruin lives. After a week on the run from her own government with her maybe-almost girlfriend, Sophia Flores, Lexie was forced to turn herself in and accept her punishment. But that punishment never came….

Aside from Lexie’s confusion about the whys of her release, things seem to be okay—she’s free, back at work, and is officially dating Sophia, which is way better than just okay. But when you embarrass the most powerful man in the country, you risk incurring his petty wrath, and when Lexie is reassigned back into a field position in a hostile country, she’s sure it’s retaliation for knowing the truth and that the president is going to leverage what Lexie did to keep her in line.

Now Lexie has a new mission. Make it home to the woman she loves.


Deadly Game by Michael Caine

Deadly Game by Michael Caine
Narrated by Eddie Marsan
Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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An explosive international thriller from the Hollywood legend and British icon Sir Michael Caine.

DCI Harry Taylor has no respect for red tape or political reputations – but he’s great at catching criminals.

And all his unorthodox skills will be needed as an extraordinary situation unfolds on his doorstep: a metal box of radioactive material is found at a dump in Stepney, East London, but before the police can arrive it is stolen in a violent raid.

With security agencies across the world on red alert, it’s Harry and his unconventional team from the Met who must hit the streets in search of a lead. They soon have two wildly different suspects, aristocratic art dealer Julian Smythe in London and oligarch Vladimir Voldrev in Barbados. But the pressure is on. How much time does Harry have, and how many more players will join the action, before the missing uranium is lighting up the sky?

Deadly Game is a compelling, fast-paced audiobook of international intrigue and twisting suspense from a legendary actor and British icon, who now proves himself to be a first-rate thriller writer.


Into the Dark by Reece Barden

Into the Dark by Reece Barden
Narrated by Dan Levy, Isabelle Turner
Self Published

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If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise…

When Holly moves to Sutton, an isolated mountain town with a dark reputation, she’s a woman on a mission. She’s looking for answers about the father she never knew. With three other women already missing, the last thing she expects while looking into his disappearance is to meet a man. Or two.

Her arrival ignites an old rivalry between two eligible bachelors, the cinnamon roll local hero, and the grumpy bad-boy, and tensions are high.

But when a mysterious beast starts stalking Holly, creeping around her cabin in the dead of night, she discovers the secrets the town’s population is desperate to keep under wraps. When the time comes for Holly to make her choice, she needs to make the right one. Her life depends on it. Is he the monster everyone says he is?

And when he reveals his true form to her, will she wish she listened and stayed away?

A dark paranormal romance with shifters, knotting, and a man who’ll stop at nothing to protect his mate.


Angkor Away by Steven W. Palmer

Angkor Away by Steven W. Palmer
Narrated by George Ellington
Self Published

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Graphic designer Paul has a history. Having organized events on the London rave scene and supplied recreational drugs across the capital, he turns his back on his past life and leaves the UK to travel the world, picking up the odd bit of legal and illegal work on the way.

After meeting gifted Thai chemists, Paul sets up a lab in Northern Thailand, producing high-quality LSD. But there are others on the same turf who don’t appreciate the competition. When his new business comes to the attention of a local crime lord, Paul has to take drastic measures to survive.

It doesn’t take long for Paul to be pulled back into the world of drug trafficking, as he gets involved with the biggest cartel in the region. When things turn sour, a frantic hunt across South East Asia follows. But when Paul and his pursuers finally confront each other, the answers are not at all what he had expected.


Brian

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