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Reality Bleed: Season 1 by J.Z. Foster, Justin M. Woodward
Narrated by Tom Taylorson
Seven months ago, Mars Felicity Station stopped communicating. The crew of the Perihelion will soon find out why.
Something went wrong in the Mars Felicity Station. A gate to another reality was opened, and a mysterious alien plague threatens humanity.
When communications with the station are cut, the Perihelion crew is sent to find out what happened. Outmatched and unprepared, they’re forced to make war on this new enemy and rescue what remains of the survivors.
Fans of Doom and Aliens will love this international best-selling sci-fi survival series.
Fatal Burn by Lisa Jackson
Narrated by Christina Traister
He’s been waiting for this moment. With every kill, he can feel her getting closer. Very soon—just a few more victims to go. All he needed was the girl, Dani, and now that he has her, his plan is in motion, and no one can stop it…
The police don’t believe Shannon Flannery when she says someone is out there, watching her, trying to kill her. The only person on her side is Travis Settler. The former Special Forces agent is convinced Shannon’s dark past has something to do with the disappearance of his daughter, Dani—a child whose connection to Shannon is just the beginning of a nightmare…
Secrets have been kept from Shannon. Dark, dangerous, and very fatal secrets. Now, with no one to trust but a man who has every reason to doubt her, Shannon’s determined to discover the shocking truth, even if it brings her face to face with a serial killer whose slow burn for vengeance will not be denied…
Promises in the Dark by D.K. Hood
Narrated by Patricia Rodriguez
Hachette UK – Bookouture
The young girl pushes against the backseat of the family sedan, fighting to free herself from the crude ties restricting her hands and feet. As the car speeds towards the edge of town, she looks back at her family home and watches in horror as it is suddenly engulfed in a mass of flames. Trembling with fear, she turns toward the driver and hears only laughter. She knows that the worst is yet to come….
Detective Jenna Alton surveys the charred remains of the large suburban home, stopping to pause at the three lifeless bodies of the Woods family. Jenna knows she’s looking for a serial killer, but her priority is finding the missing teenage daughter last seen on the night of the inferno.
Days later, Sophie Woods’s body is discovered floating in a shallow pool of crystal-clear water – known locally as Dead Man’s Drop – but Jenna still doesn’t know who would target the quiet family in such a brutal attack.
Delving into the family’s past, she makes a shocking discovery – a link between the killer and someone connected to her deputy David Kane. If Jenna is right and the killer is back and seeking revenge, then she must act fast to keep her deputy safe.
When another girl is taken, Jenna and David follow the trail into a network of underground caves on the outskirts of town. With little time before the killer claims his next victim, they race into the pitch-black tunnels, unsure whether they have just walked into the killer’s trap. Can they find the girl in time and escape the caves without the killer chasing them down?
Each Kane and Alton book can be listened to as part of the series or as a stand-alone.
Hush Little Baby by Suzanne Redfearn
Narrated by Nola Zandry
If I stay, he will kill me. If I leave, he’ll destroy Addie and Drew.
Jillian Kane appears to have it all – a successful career, a gorgeous home, a loving husband, and two wonderful children. The reality behind closed doors is something else entirely. For nine years, she has hid the bruises and the truth of her abusive marriage in order to protect Addie and Drew, knowing that if she left, Gordon would destroy her and destroy them.
When she flees in an act of desperation, her worst nightmare is realized and she finds herself on the run with her two young children, no money, and no plan. With Gordon in hot pursuit, there is only one inescapable certainty: No matter where she goes, he will find her. Kill her. And take her children.
A riveting page-turner, Hush Little Baby exposes the shame and terror of domestic violence as well as the disturbing role manipulation and sabotage can play in the high-stakes game of child custody. Suspenseful and unforgettably moving, it’s a novel about the unbreakable bonds of family and the astounding, terrifying devotion of a mother’s love.
The Haunting of Roan Mountain by S. A. Jacobs
Narrated by Steve Campbell
For paranormal investigator David Spur, nothing is as dangerous as home.
A lot has changed for David since the events of The Demon of Mansfeld Manor. He now spends his time traveling to the nation’s most notorious haunted sites for his popular television show. But when he returns to Tennessee for a much-needed break, he quickly realizes this vacation is going to be anything but relaxing.
Something is going on in the idyllic town of Roan Mountain. His childhood friend Melanie is sleeping in the woods rather than her newly purchased mountain home. And something seems to be drawing her to the ruins of a centuries-old hotel.
David will soon learn that this mystery goes deeper than his usual case. An ancient evil is stirring in Roan Mountain, and it may be tied to his father’s disappearance twenty years ago. To help his friend, David will have to face both the ghosts of an old hotel and the ghosts of his past.
Don’t miss this sequel to The Demon of Mansfeld Manor from acclaimed author S.A. Jacobs!
Autumn Bleeds into Winter by Jeff Strand
Narrated by Joe Hempel
Somebody has been abducting children in Fairbanks, Alaska. One of the victims was 14-year-old Curtis Black’s best friend, Todd.
Curtis saw it happen. He knows exactly who did it. But he can’t prove that it was his neighbor, Gerald Martin. The authorities find no evidence of the crime. There’s nothing they can do. So he’s going to confront Mr. Martin himself. And this is just the beginning of the terrifying story….
From the author of Pressure and My Pretties comes a nerve-wracking coming-of-age thriller.
Total Blackout by Alex Shaw
Narrated by Leighton Pugh
The start of a gripping new crime thriller series introducing ex-SAS trooper Jack Tate!
Perfect for fans of James Deegan, Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney.
Don’t miss the explosive start to the Jack Tate series.
A catastrophic attack. A country in chaos. A race to prevent war.
British M16 Agent and former SAS trooper Jack Tate is trying to escape his past when he witnesses a terrorist attack of unthinkable scale. An electro-magnetic pulse knocks out the US power grid, killing anything with a computer processor, throwing the whole country into chaos.
Under the cover of the blackout, a clandestine operation aims to assassinate prominent public figures on US soil. Looting and violence spreads across the country. And Jack Tate’s past comes back to haunt him. As the only intelligence operative on the ground, he is hurled into a mission that will put him – and the people he loves – in immediate danger.
With the fate of the United States on the line, only he can prevent the horror of a new world war.
This is an explosive action thriller you won’t be able to pause.
Crossroads by Laurel Hightower
Narrated by Linda Jones
How far would you go to bring back someone you love?
When Chris’ son dies in a tragic car crash, her world is devastated. The walls of grief close in on Chris’ life until, one day, a small cut on her finger changes everything. A drop of blood falls from Chris’ hand onto her son’s roadside memorial, and, later that night, Chris thinks she sees his ghost outside her window. Only, is it really her son’s ghost, or is it something else – something evil? Soon Chris is playing a dangerous game with forces beyond her control in a bid to see her son, Trey, alive once again.
What Lurks Below by Donald Firesmith
Narrated by Gary Tredwell
It’s August in Alaska, and geology professor Jack Oswald prepares for the new school year. But when hundreds of huge holes mysteriously appear overnight in the frozen tundra north of the Arctic Circle, Jack receives an unexpected phone call. An oil company exec hires Jack to investigate, and he picks his climatologist wife and two of their graduate students as his team.
Uncharacteristically, Jack also lets Aileen O’Shannon, a bewitchingly beautiful young photojournalist, talk him into coming along as their photographer. When they arrive in the remote oil town of Deadhorse, the exec and a biologist to protect them from wild animals join the team. Their task: to assess the risk of more holes opening under the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and the wells and pipelines that feed it. But they discover a far worse danger lurks below.
When it emerges, it threatens to shatter Jack’s unshakable faith in science. And destroy us all….
Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline
Narrated by Wil Wheaton
Random House Audio
The highly anticipated sequel to the beloved worldwide best seller Ready Player One, the near-future adventure that inspired the blockbuster Steven Spielberg film.
An unexpected quest. Two worlds at stake. Are you ready?
Days after winning OASIS founder James Halliday’s contest, Wade Watts makes a discovery that changes everything.
Hidden within Halliday’s vaults, waiting for his heir to find, lies a technological advancement that will once again change the world and make the OASIS 1,000 times more wondrous – and addictive – than even Wade dreamed possible.
With it comes a new riddle, and a new quest – a last Easter egg from Halliday, hinting at a mysterious prize.
And an unexpected, impossibly powerful, and dangerous new rival awaits, one who’ll kill millions to get what he wants.
Wade’s life and the future of the OASIS are again at stake, but this time the fate of humanity also hangs in the balance.
Lovingly nostalgic and wildly original as only Ernest Cline could conceive it, Ready Player Two takes us on another imaginative, fun, action-packed adventure through his beloved virtual universe, and jolts us thrillingly into the future once again.
Night in Tehran by Philip Kaplan
Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki
Based on historic events and frighteningly relevant to today’s headlines – a taut thriller about one American diplomat’s year of living dangerously in Tehran in the days leading up to the Iranian Revolution….
In the style of Alan Furst, this suspenseful thriller – based on real events – places an idealistic American diplomat in a turbulent, US-hating Tehran in the days leading up to the Iranian Revolution. Backed by the CIA, and trailed by a beautiful and engaging French journalist he suspects is a spy, David Weiseman’s mission is to ease the Shah of Iran out of power and find the best alternative between the military, religious extremists, and the political ruling class – many of whom are simultaneously trying to kill him.
Demons on the Dalton by Donald Firesmith
Narrated by Gary Tredwell
When hundreds of huge holes mysteriously appeared overnight in the frozen tundra north of the Arctic Circle, geologist Jack Oswald picked Angele Menendez, his climatologist wife, to determine if the record temperatures due to climate change was the cause. But the holes were not natural. They were unnatural portals for an invading army of demons.
Together with Aileen O’Shannon, a 1,400-year-old sorceress demon-hunter, the three survivors of the research team sent to study the holes had only one chance: to flee down the dangerous Dalton Highway towards the relative safety of Fairbanks. However, the advancing horde of devils, imps, hellhounds, and gargoyles will stop at nothing to prevent their prey from escaping. It is a 350-mile race with simple rules. Win and live; lose and die….