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Aesthetica by Allie Rowbottom

Aesthetica by Allie Rowbottom
Narrated by Chelsea Stephens
HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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At nineteen, she was an Instagram celebrity. Now, at thirty-five, she works behind the cosmetic counter at the “black and white store,” peddling anti-aging products to women seeking physical and spiritual transformation. She too is seeking rebirth. She’s about to undergo the high-risk, elective surgery Aesthetica, a procedure that will reverse all her past plastic surgery procedures, returning her, she hopes, to a truer self. Provided she survives the knife.

But on the eve of the surgery, her traumatic past resurfaces when she is asked to participate in the public takedown of her former manager/boyfriend, who has rebranded himself as a paragon of “woke” masculinity in the post-#MeToo world. With the hours ticking down to her surgery, she must confront the ugly truth about her experiences on and off the Instagram grid.

Propulsive, dark, and moving, Aesthetica is a Veronica for the age of “Instagram face,” delivering a fresh, nuanced examination of feminism, #MeToo, and mother-daughter relationships, all while confronting our collective addiction to followers, filters, and faux realities.


Over the Moon with You by Jaime Clevenger

Over the Moon with You by Jaime Clevenger
Narrated by Abby Craden
Tantor Audio

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Paige Dannenberg has never taken a water aerobics class. As a busy farm vet, she’s never even given a second thought to water aerobics. But when she gets roped into teaching her mom’s class, it’s time to learn a new skillset—and fast.

Lately the unexpected is the new norm for Seren Winters. She’s single, four months pregnant, and trying not to worry about where she’ll be living by the end of the year. Still, the last thing she expects when she shows up for her first doctor-prescribed water aerobics class is a hot butch instructor. Even more unexpected is accidentally dunking her.

Despite an undeniable attraction, Seren is sure dating Paige is a bad idea. But can Paige change Seren’s mind before her two weeks teaching the class is up?

Contains mature themes.


Schuss by E.J. Noyes

Schuss by E.J. Noyes
Narrated by Abby Craden
Audible, Inc.

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Stacey Evans wants only one thing: to be the best alpine ski racer she can be. Everything else—like her sweet and ultra-supportive best friend and hot-but-vapid girlfriend—is just a bonus. Fresh from a medal at her first Olympics, Stacey knows she can only get better and is firmly focused on the future, and totally not thinking about how she’s kind of a little in love with that sweet, ultra-supportive best friend….

Gemma Archer has had a crush on Stacey from the moment she first saw her, but being her best friend is so amazing that she’s almost managed to push that crush aside. Almost. But even if Gemma finds the courage to tell Stacey how she really feels, there’s a mountain of obstacles to overcome—like the fact Gemma’s stepmom is Stacey’s coach (awkward) and Gemma will be going away to college in a few months. And most importantly…what if admitting how she feels ruins the best friendship she’s ever had?

Schuss brings back two beloved side characters from E. J. Noyes’ best-selling, award-winning novel Gold.


The Set Piece by Catherine Lane

The Set Piece by Catherine Lane
Narrated by Abby Craden
Tantor Audio

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Smart and athletic, Amy Kimball should have it all, but her life’s in a tailspin. She’s working two menial jobs to make ends meet, barely a paycheck away from financial disaster, and women aren’t exactly lining up at her door.

Enter soccer star Diego Torres, who’s keeping a big secret: he’s gay. His manager fears that if he’s found out, his endorsements and his chance to play for the national team will evaporate into the wind.

Amy jumps at the chance to act as Diego’s fake fiancee, even though it means signing her life away in a non-disclosure agreement. On the surface, the job couldn’t be better: the money’s great; the living accommodations are luxurious, and she gets to watch her favorite soccer team from the players’ box at the stadium.

But she soon realizes that this new life is even harder to navigate than her old one. Diego’s manager is as sleazy as they come, and this easy job soon turns complicated, possibly even dangerous. More important, all the lies Amy is forced to tell are starting to eat away at her soul, especially when she finds herself attracted to Casey Palmer, Diego’s pretty assistant.

Will Amy find the courage to get back into the game?

Contains mature themes.


Chemistry by Rachael Sommers

Chemistry by Rachael Sommers
Narrated by Lori Prince
Tantor Audio

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An opposites-attract, ice queen lesbian romance about finding the softest of hearts behind the highest walls.

Newly minted high school teacher Lily Cross is young, bubbly, and can’t wait to put her fresh ideas into practice in the classroom. Her excitement is derailed after a disastrous run-in with a colleague. Lily didn’t realize she’d have to win over her fellow teachers as well as her students, but that’s okay. Lily’s up to the challenge.

Disillusioned Eva Thomas never imagined she’d wind up as a teacher in her hometown, or worse, suffer the boundless, puppy dog enthusiasm of a new colleague. Eva has no interest in making friends—or making nice. She just wants to survive her day and be left alone. That’s easier said than done when Lily Cross has you in her sights.

Their clashing arguments lead to sparks and then the impossible…attraction. But how can two such different people ever work?


From Fan to Forever by Tiana Warner

From Fan to Forever by Tiana Warner
Narrated by Anastasia Watley
Tantor Audio

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An age-gap lesbian celebrity romance about how much you’d risk to have your dream.

Talented A-lister Cate Whitney is the gorgeous middle-aged movie star almost every lesbian has a crush on.

Rachel Janssen, an introverted medical physics student, is no exception. So when her celebrity crush starts filming near her Vancouver apartment, she can’t believe her luck.

A chance encounter with Cate leads to a little swooning, small-talk, and a shock offer to help the star as a science consultant on her Marie Curie film. And, wait, could Cate actually be flirting with Rachel?

However, as the chemistry sizzles between them, Rachel struggles with the harsh reality of being linked to a famous actress. Paparazzi keep dragging her into the spotlight when all she wants is to be taken seriously in her medical career.

Is falling for a superstar too much to handle? Even if sexy Cate Whitney is the one everyone wants? Even if she’s everything Rachel needs?

Contains mature themes.


Endarkened Spire: System Misinterpret, Book Two by Ryan DeBruyn

Endarkened Spire: System Misinterpret, Book Two by Ryan DeBruyn
Narrated by Andrea Parsneau, Steve Campbell
Self Published

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Moving to the Wilds! Jeff’s new home is on the brink of destruction. A Spire sunken into the ground, that humanity knows naught of.

Jeff’s original dream of escape, living between cities and the Wilds as a Hunter, has come true. Of course, in that fantasy, he had Alrick by his side, and these Hunters are definitely not him. They might actually be closer to his childhood tormentors, Leah and her mercenaries.

In pursuit of a way to continue to grow the Training Room and himself, conflict festers between his goblin friends Mur and Tet, and his fellow humans. Still, is hunting with his monsters out of the question? Surely his understanding of dungeons and their strategies means he can at least try.

Little does he know that it’s his lack of knowledge that will endanger everyone, and lead him to the Spire.


Baycation by Jerry Boyd

Baycation by Jerry Boyd
Narrated by Chris Ciulla
Podium Audio

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Bob wanted to take a few days off to chill after spending so long in the black.

Letting go of his stress turns out to be harder than he thought it might be, and of course, Murphy gets to have a say.

Come along, and see how Bob handles trying to stay out of trouble.


Astrid Parker Doesn't Fail by Ashley Herring Blake

Astrid Parker Doesn’t Fail by Ashley Herring Blake
Narrated by Kristen DiMercurio
Penguin Audio

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An interior designer who is never without the perfect plan learns to renovate her love life without one in this new romantic comedy by Ashley Herring Blake, author of Delilah Green Doesn’t Care.

For Astrid Parker, failure is unacceptable. Ever since she broke up with her fiancé a year ago, she’s been focused on her career—her friends might say she’s obsessed, but she knows she’s just driven. When Pru Everwood asks her to be the designer for the Everwood Inn’s renovation, which will be featured on a popular HGTV show, Innside America, Astrid is thrilled. Not only will the project distract her from her failed engagement and help her struggling business, but her perpetually displeased mother might finally give her a nod of approval.

However, Astrid never planned on Jordan Everwood, Pru’s granddaughter and the lead carpenter for the renovation, who despises every modern design decision Astrid makes. Jordan is determined to preserve the history of her family’s inn, particularly as the rest of her life is in shambles. When that determination turns into some light sabotage to ruffle Astrid’s perfect little feathers, the showrunners ask them to play up the tension. But somewhere along the way, their dislike for each other evolves into something quite different, and Astrid must decide what success truly means. Is she going to pursue the life that she’s expected to lead or the one that she wants?


Breaking the Bro Code by B.B. Swann

Breaking the Bro Code by B.B. Swann
Narrated by Tim Paige, Dryw McArthur, Eleanor Caudil
Self Published

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Some promises shouldn’t be kept.

Seventeen-year-old Molly needs to escape her craptastic small town. Her plan includes racing her heart out for a cross country scholarship, even if it means leaving behind her hot and cold boyfriend.

Hayden has a secret: He’s in love with his best friend’s girlfriend. When his best friend dumps her, Hayden risks everything and breaks the sacred bro code.

As they rush toward the finish line to their senior year, the obstacles mount. Rumors spread, creating doubts. Molly’s scholarship is put in jeopardy. Hayden’s chance to prove himself is slipping away. They’re struggling to finish together, but Molly and Hayden know the hardest part of a race is somebody always has to lose.

Pick up your copy of Breaking the Bro Code and relive the ’80s today!


Two Wrongs Make a Right by Chloe Liese

Two Wrongs Make a Right by Chloe Liese
Narrated by Charlotte North, Stephen Dexter
Penguin Audio

One of Amazon’s Best Romances of November!

Opposites become allies to fool their matchmaking friends in this swoony reimagining of Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, Much Ado About Nothing.

Jamie Westenberg and Bea Wilmot have nothing in common except a meet-disaster and the mutual understanding that they couldn’t be more wrong for each other. But when the people closest to them play Cupid and trick them into going on a date, Jamie and Bea realize they have something else in common after all—an undeniable need for revenge.

Soon their plan is in place: Fake date obnoxiously and convince the meddlers they’re madly in love. Then, break up spectacularly and dash everyone’s hopes, putting an end to the matchmaking madness once and for all.

To convince everyone that they’ve fallen for each other, Jamie and Bea will have to nail the performance of their lives. But as their final act nears and playing lovers becomes easier than not, they begin to wonder: What if Cupid’s arrow wasn’t so off the mark? And what if two wrongs do make a right?


The Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Book by Jerry Seinfeld, Full Cast

The Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Book by Jerry Seinfeld, Full Cast
Narrated by Jerry Seinfeld
Simon & Schuster, Inc.

A celebration of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, featuring some of comedy’s most iconic voices in excerpts from their appearances on Jerry Seinfeld’s groundbreaking streaming series!

Featuring appearances by Aziz Ansari, Judd Apatow, Alec Baldwin, Colleen Ballinger, Todd Barry, Lewis Black, Neal Brennan, Matthew Broderick, Mel Brooks, Bill Burr, Jim Carrey, Dana Carvey, Cedric the Entertainer, Dave Chapelle, Margaret Cho, Louis C.K., Stephen Colbert, Larry David, Ellen DeGeneres, Bob Einstein, Gad Elmaleh, Bridget Everett, Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Jamie Foxx, Jim Gaffigan, Zach Galifianakis, Ricky Gervais, Kevin Hart, Steve Harvey, Joel Hodgson, Mario Joyner, Robert Klein, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Jerry Lewis, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Norm MacDonald, Kathleen Madigan, Bill Maher, Sebastian Maniscalco, Barry Marder, Steve Martin, Chuck Martin, Kate McKinnon, Lorne Michaels, Hasan Minhaj, Tracy Morgan, John Mulaney, Eddie Murphy, Trevor Noah, John Oliver, Patton Oswalt, Sarah Jessica Parker, Colin Quinn, Brian Regan, Carl Reiner, Michael Richards, Don Rickles, Chris Rock, Seth Rogen, Amy Schumer, Garry Shandling, Martin Short, J.B. Smoove, Howard Stern, Jon Stewart, Melissa Villaseñor, George Wallace, Christoph Waltz, Ali Wentworth, and Kristen Wiig.

Over eleven seasons and eighty-four episodes, Jerry Seinfeld drove around in classic cars, grabbing coffee and chatting with the funniest people alive. The result was not only a hilarious collection of casual yet intimate conversations but arguably the most important historical archive about the art of comedy ever amassed.

Now that archive is preserved in the form of a carefully curated audiobook collection of excerpts from the show. Seinfeld has handpicked the show’s keenest insights and funniest exchanges. Also included is a fascinating oral history that details how this scrappy creative experiment landed unprecedented access to the White House, earned multiple Emmy nominations, and helped lead the streaming revolution.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.


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