New and Notable Audiobook Releases for the Week of October 1st on Brian’s Book Blog

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The Killing Machine by Terry Persun

The Killing Machine by Terry Persun
Narrated by Justin Lawhorne
WildBlue Press

The next installment in award-winning author Terry Persun’s The “Ten” mystery series!

The Killing Machine follows the cyber detective and scientist known as Ten. He is assigned to work on a top secret project for the government that is abruptly and mysteriously terminated. In a tragic twist of events, Ten learns that the agency he was working for is the very same government faction that ordered his wife to be killed and is now hunting him down as well. It comes to light that six other brilliant scientists are also in the crosshairs.

On a life-or-death mission to uncover the government’s deadly motives and seek revenge for the brutal murder of his beloved wife, Ten discovers that the top secret application that he was working on has the potential to kill millions of people. The Killing Machine is the story of Ten’s fight to stop this deadly project and exact revenge on those who destroyed his life.


Cut by Sue White

Cut by Sue White
Narrated by Jacqui Duncan
W. F. Howes Ltd

Cut is a thrilling, provocative novel set against the backdrop of a major Melbourne hospital’s surgical team in the time before #metoo blew the lid off institutionalised misogyny and sexism

Carla is a young doctor striving to become the first female surgeon at a prestigious Melbourne hospital. When a consultant post opens up, she competes with her lover for the job and thinks she can be judged on merit. But an assault after a boozy workplace dinner leaves her traumatised and struggling to cope with the misogyny coming from every corner of her workplace. Recovering her fragmented memories from that night, Carla begins a fight for justice which will shake the foundations of the hospital she loves.

Perfect for fans of Love & Virtue and Emotional Female.


Bringing Me Dreams by KG MacGregor

Bringing Me Dreams by KG MacGregor
Narrated by Krystal Hammond
Tantor

Reeling from her brother’s senseless death, Gianna Del Vecchio finds comfort in an online forum from a woman who suffered a similar loss. Theirs is a club no one wants to join—survivors of a loved one’s suicide. Photos posted to the forum of the woman’s cute therapy dog bring cheer when nothing else can, and Gianna is compelled to reach out to say thanks.

After two years, Keenan McEvoy is still fighting her way back from despair after losing her partner, Annabel. She’s surprised when she connects with Gianna, whose kindness and compassion ignite a spark she wasn’t sure she’d ever feel again.

Their fledgling romance is jeopardized by Jaz, Gianna’s ex-girlfriend and current best friend, who’ll stop at nothing to keep them apart.

Contains mature themes.


Cold Water by Dave Hutchinson

Cold Water by Dave Hutchinson
Narrated by Lexie McDougall
Penguin Audio and Rebellion Publishing

Brought to you by Penguin.

In a Europe fractured by a flu pandemic and crippled by economic collapse, the continent has fractured into a hundred tiny principalities of ever-shifting loyalties, borders and covert operations. For Carey Tews, a former operative with Les Coureurs des Bois—a clandestine organisation of high-risk smugglers—Europe and the coureurs are in her past. Her legend in Hungary is blown six way from Sunday, and even if she could go back to working in Europe, she wouldn’t. That is until an old friend and lover is declared dead in mysterious circumstances. What she doesn’t know is that the investigation will take her to places she couldn’t even imagine.


Tantalus Depths by Evan Graham

Tantalus Depths by Evan Graham
Narrated by Andi Arndt
Audible, Inc.

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An AI cannot lie. An AI must obey human commands. An AI cannot kill. These are the laws SCARAB has broken, and only Mary knows.

The Tantalus 13 survey expedition went off the rails as soon as Mary Ketch and the crew of the Diamelen learned that the thing beneath their feet wasn’t a planet. An impossibly vast and ancient artificial structure lies below, hidden from the universe under a façade of cratered stone.

SCARAB arrived on Tantalus 13 two years ago. An artificially intelligent, self-constructing factory, it was supposed to aid the crew in their mission, to meet their every need. But when erratic behavior in the AI coincides with a series of deadly accidents among the crew, Mary faces the horrifying possibility that SCARAB has gone rogue.

With the AI watching her every move, any attempt to warn the crew could be disastrous. But SCARAB knows far more about the Tantalus 13 enigma than it lets on, and the secrets it’s willing to kill for may have dire implications for all humankind.


A Story of Now by Emily O’Beirne

A Story of Now by Emily O’Beirne
Narrated by Cat Gould
Tantor

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Nineteen-year-old Claire Pearson knows she needs a life. And some new friends.

But brittle, beautiful, and just a little bit too sassy for her own good sometimes, she no longer makes friends easily. And she has no clue where to start on the whole finding a life front, either. Not after a confidence-shattering year dogged by bad break-ups, friends who have become strangers, and her constant failure to meet her parents’ sky-high expectations.

When Robbie and Mia walk into Claire’s work, they seem the least likely people to help her find a life. But despite Claire’s initial attempts to alienate them, an unexpected new friendship develops.

And it’s the warm, brilliant Mia who seems to get Claire like no one has before. Soon, Claire begins to question her feelings for her new friend.

Contains mature themes.


Sharkbait by Erin Mallon

Sharkbait by Erin Mallon
Narrated by Teddy Hamilton, Erin Mallon
Oh Yes She Did Productions

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My name is Louise, and I’m a serial-monogamist marine biologist.

Try saying that five times fast.

Fresh out of an awful relationship and tired of always doing the right thing, this girl is finally saying “screw it” and having herself a meaningless fling.

Here’s the thing about flings though: They only work if you keep feelings out of the equation.

Well, that won’t be a problem for a sensible scientist like me…that is, until a one-night stand with a hot single dad rocks my world and blows my plans completely out of the water.

If I’ve learned anything from the ocean world, it’s that those with the hardest shells have the most to fear. And something tells me this guy is going to crack mine wide the hell open.


Confessions of a High School Guidance Counselor by Kelsie Hoss

Confessions of a High School Guidance Counselor by Kelsie Hoss
Narrated by Allyson Voller, Luke Welland, Keegan Vaillancourt
Kelsie Hoss

$7.47 Whispersync Deal with Kindle Purchase

“My life is falling apart, and the guy I meet at the bar might be the one to help me put it back together,” said no one ever.

Getting dumped by my fiancé and going to the bar was not a good look. Neither was stealing condoms from the student supply and going home with a complete stranger.

But here I was.

And I quickly find out this man isn’t a stranger after all. He’s the father of one of my students, which makes him completely off limits.

Let’s just hope Cohen—and his magical mouth—are worth all the trouble.

Confessions of a High School Guidance Counselor is a sexy rom com told from dual perspectives featuring a quirky plus-size heroine, a hot single dad, and plenty of spice. Listeners 18 and up, enjoy.


A Shetland Christmas Carol by Erin Green

A Shetland Christmas Carol by Erin Green
Narrated by Cathleen McCarron, Lesley Harcourt, Sarah Barron
Headline Publishing Group Ltd

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Curl up this Christmas with the new feel-good listen for the holiday season from Erin Green!

Will the gift of friendship save their past, present and future?

Callie has taken multiple jobs to make the money she desperately needs. Her favourite is being the new guide for Lerwick Manor’s alpaca walks. But her troublesome past is making it difficult to prove to others that she’s learned from her mistakes.

Heather has been content breeding Sheltie sheepdogs and taking care of her grownup daughters. But now she feels that something is missing. Taking the leap into online dating, she makes an unexpected connection to which her daughters react very differently.

Tabitha sells homemade soap at the Stables Gallery, but her true passion is for amateur dramatics. Winning a role in the group’s festive production of A Christmas Carol, Tabby is determined to make her mark—but will her growing feelings for fellow actor Rabbie distract her?

As Christmas draws near, can true friendship save the past, present and future of the Lerwick community?


Afterlove by Tanya Byrne

Afterlove by Tanya Byrne
Narrated by Aysha Kala
Listening Library

In this powerful, all-encompassing YA love story, a girl who becomes a grim reaper must figure out what the future holds—especially when it comes to the girlfriend she left behind.

When Ashana Persaud meets Poppy Morgan on a school trip, she’s sure it’s too good to be true. Ash has never had much luck with girls, but Poppy proves different. Coffee dates turn to museum trips until, soon, the two girls can see a future together—one that’s seemingly snatched from them when a hit-and-run takes Ash’s life on New Year’s Eve.

As the last person to die before midnight, Ash is bestowed the title of reaper, tasked with finding lost souls and helping them cross over. Only those close to death can perceive a reaper, so when Ash runs into Poppy one lonely night—and Poppy recognizes her—they can’t be sure if it’s the second chance they’ve so desperately wished for, or a tragedy lying in wait.


Mere Mortals by Erin Jade Lange

Mere Mortals by Erin Jade Lange
Narrated by Jesse Vilinsky
HarperCollins Publishers

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This hilarious, fresh take on a classic vampire tale follows a pair of hundred-year-old teenage vampires who are turned mortal and must face the greatest nightmare of all—high school.

Charlie and her brother, Reg, have been vampires for… a very long time. For a century, they enjoyed the glitz and glamour of life as members of the wealthiest vampire clan. But now, after one careless mistake, they’ve been expelled from the vampire community and dumped in the middle of Nowhere, Iowa to live as mortals.

Suddenly Charlie has to deal with zits, tears, and—worst of all—high school. But things start to change when she and Reg find a group of friends, including the deliciously good-looking Dexter. And though Charlie would give anything to be vampire again, she begins to appreciate some of the new experiences that humanity brings too.

But nothing could make them forget the life they’ve left behind. When they’re offered a second shot at immortality, Charlie is desperate to seize it. It’ll just mean a total betrayal of all her new friends, who will have their minds wiped of their memories of her. She can handle that if it means she can live forever… right?

Don’t miss this unique, laugh-out-loud funny novel by acclaimed author Erin Jade Lange!


Möbius 3 by Brandon Q. Morris

Möbius 3 by Brandon Q. Morris
Narrated by Shawn Compton
Podium Audio

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What is real, and what is imaginary?

Three fugitives on a mission in which death would be a happy ending.

A client who is amazed at the sheer size of his own plan.

A destination where few humans have ever set foot.

A retiree who holds the salvation of the world in her hands.

Möbius 3 is the culmination of the trilogy that began deep in an Icelandic volcano and in a Princeton University basement…or is it? When the past swiftly becomes the future, the future no longer offers a safe haven.


The System Apocalypse Books 1-3 by Tao Wong

The System Apocalypse Books 1-3 by Tao Wong
Narrated by Nick Podehl
Self Published

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The end of the world with dragons and Levels

The world ends in a slew of blue notification boxes, bringing with it a game-like existence including monsters and Classes. Now, John has to make his way from Kluane National Park in the Yukon to Whitehorse through monster-infested forests. But, that’s not enough; because he’ll need to help rebuild civilization itself around the System, aliens, and monsters.

And, as always, humanity will be its own greatest enemy.

This collection contains the first three books of the highly rated System Apocalypse series (Life in the North, Redeemer of the Dead, and the Cost of Survival) and completes the first arc—Whitehorse and the Yukon and the first year of the apocalypse.

The System Apocalypse contains elements of games like level ups, experience, enchanted materials, a sarcastic spirit, mecha, a beguiling dark elf, monsters, minotaurs, a fiery red-head, and a semi-realistic view on violence and its effects. Does not include harems.


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