Hello! And welcome to Brian’s Book Blog’s weekly New and Notable Audiobooks Post for the Week of September 10th.

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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Fly with Me by Andie Burke

Fly with Me by Andie Burke
Narrated by Chelsea Stephens
Macmillan Audio

See my 5-star review of Fly With Me here!

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A sparkling and steamy Sapphic romance, Fly with Me by Andie Burke is filled with sharp banter and that sweet, swooping feeling of finding “the one” when and where you least expect it.

A one-way ticket to love or a bumpy ride ahead?

Flying-phobic ER nurse Olive Murphy is still gripping the armrest from her first-ever take-off when the pilot announces an in-flight medical emergency. Olive leaps into action and saves a life, but ends up getting stuck in the airport hours away from the marathon she’s running in honor of her brother. Luckily for her, Stella Soriano, the stunning type A copilot, offers to give her a ride.

After the two spend a magical day together, Stella makes a surprising request: Will Olive be her fake girlfriend?

A video of Olive saving a life has gone viral and started generating big sales for Stella’s airline. Stella sees their union as the perfect opportunity to get to the boys’ club executives at her company who keep overlooking her for a long-deserved promotion. Realizing this arrangement could help her too, Olive dives into memorizing Stella’s comically comprehensive three-ring-binder guide to fake dating. As the two grow closer, what’s supposed to be a ruse feels more and more real. Could this be the romantic ride of their lives, or an epic crash and burn?

Meeting Millie by Clare Ashton

Meeting Millie by Clare Ashton
Narrated by Gabrielle Baker
Tantor Audio

Review Coming Soon!

Kindle Edition Currently Available with Kindle Unlimited

Oxford—celebrated city of dreaming spires and class warfare—is an ambition come true for geeky upper-middle-class lesbian Charlotte and charismatic working-class straight Millie.

Against the odds, theirs is an instant best friendship. Forever.

Exuberant Millie is a breath of fresh air for polite Charlotte and a force of nature within the university’s hallowed walls. And they are going to be the best lawyers of their year and change the world.

But their world changes instead when things go queerly sideways, and they haven’t seen each other since.

Ten years on and Charlotte returns to where it all began. She has a new job at a prestigious law firm and Oxford is as beautiful as ever. She’s a safe distance from her overbearing barrister mother Nicola and three office floors from her snappy college mentor, Olivia.

Then Millie bounds around the corner wanting to be friends again and it’s as if the last decade never happened. Will it be different the second time around? Can they be friends again? Or will love and attraction change things?

Partition: Critical Era by Kevin Kane

Partition: Critical Era by Kevin Kane
Narrated by William DeMeritt
Self Published

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Welcome to the new YOUtopia.

The planet is dying, a mega-corporation controls everything, but at least you don’t have to work another day in your life, not when an Organic AI controls your body every night.

Eric Noble is beginning to realize that nothing makes a Day feel more like a complete waste of space than having all the time in the world. Detective Noble is starting to see the truth that he and the other Nights are nothing more than programmable slaves living inside someone else.

After eight uneasy years of sharing the same body, a chance encounter with an old friend changes everything. Now, Eric’s memory is missing, a woman has been murdered, and if things weren’t bad enough, he’s the prime suspect in his own Night’s homicide investigation.

Two minds, one body, and a society on the knife’s edge, what they do next will determine the fate of both worlds.

Partition: Critical Era is the first installment in Kevin Kane’s sweeping sci-fi mystery series. Prepare to enter a world where humanity and identity are traded in for the worst excesses of techno-capitalism and the difference between a Brave New World utopia and a 1984 dystopia depends entirely on the time of day.

The Swarm by Frank Schatzing

The Swarm by Frank Schatzing
Narrated by George Weightman
Harper Audio

Now a CW Original Series

The Der Spiegel number #1 blockbuster bestseller about an intelligent life force that takes over the oceans and exacts revenge on mankind!

Whales begin sinking ships. Toxic eyeless crabs poison Long Island’s water supply. Around the world, countries are beginning to feel the effects of the ocean’s revenge. In this riveting novel, full of twists, turns, and cliffhangers, a team of scientists discovers a strange, intelligent life force called the Yrr that takes form in marine animals in order to wreak havoc on man for his abuses. The Day After Tomorrow meets The Abyss in his gripping, scientifically realist, utterly imaginative thriller. With the compellingly creepy and vivid skill of this author to evoke story, character, and place, Frank Schatzing’s book are certain to find a home with fans of Michael Crichton.

Burlington by Heather Dixon

Burlington by Heather Dixon
Narrated by Kimberly M. Wetherell
Blackstone Publishing

Mae Roberts is certain her new life in the suburbs with her family will be everything she’s always wanted. That is, until one of the mothers from her daughters’ school goes missing.

Mae never thought she would fit in amongst the beautiful and rich mothers at Riverpark Elementary. Though, when she’s accepted into their clique and they ask her to be a part of their unofficial neighborhood watch, Mae finds herself slipping more and more into a world of odd dinner parties, secrets and lies, and even rumors of suicide attempts.

It’s only when one of the Riverpark Moms disappears, and then another, that Mae must decide what’s more important—fitting in or uncovering the truth.

A fresh take on belonging, obsession, and schoolyard politics, Burlington is a suspenseful debut novel that explores the exclusive world of wealthy mothers and demonstrates how privilege can come at a devastating price.

My Favorite Kidnapper by Melanie Moreland

My Favorite Kidnapper by Melanie Moreland
Narrated by Maxine Mitchell, John Lane
Self Published

Kindle Edition Currently Available with Kindle Unlimited

A laugh-out-loud, unconventional opposites-attract love story from New York Times best-selling author Melanie Moreland.

I touched her confectionary creation, and she told me off. Slapping my hands and cursing in her own unique fashion. No one talked to me that way. I liked it.

I liked her cake even more. So, I took her to Italy to bake for me. I should have asked her first, but I had a feeling she’d say no. But I brought her cat, so that should count for something.

Now, I just need to convince her to stay. And forget that little word. Kidnapper. I’d prefer lover. But we’ll wait until she doesn’t want to kill me in my sleep.

The Long Game by Elena Armas

The Long Game by Elena Armas
Narrated by Frankie Corzo, Shane East
Simon & Schuster Audio

A disgraced soccer exec reluctantly enlists the help of a retired soccer star in coaching a children’s team in this small-town love story in the vein of Ted Lasso and It Happened One Summer—from the New York Times bestselling author of The Spanish Love Deception.

Adalyn Reyes has spent years perfecting her daily routine: wake up at dawn, drive to the Miami Flames FC offices, try her hardest to leave a mark, go home, and repeat.

But her routine is disrupted when a video of her in an altercation with the team’s mascot goes viral. Rather than fire her, the team’s owner—who happens to be her father—sends Adalyn to middle-of-nowhere North Carolina, where she’s tasked with turning around the struggling local soccer team, the Green Warriors, as a way to redeem herself. Her plans crumble upon discovering that the players wear tutus to practice (impractical), keep pet goats (messy), and are terrified of Adalyn (counterproductive), and are nine-year-old kids.

To make things worse, also in town is Cameron Caldani, goalkeeping prodigy whose presence is somewhat of a mystery. Cam is the perfect candidate to help Adalyn, but after one very unfortunate first encounter involving a rooster, Cam’s leg, and Adalyn’s bumper, he’s also set on running her out of town. But banishment is not an option for Adalyn. Not again. Helping this ragtag children’s team is her road to redemption, and she is playing the long game. With or without Cam’s help.

Under the Stars with You by Jaime Clevenger

Under the Stars with You by Jaime Clevenger
Narrated by Abby Craden
Tantor Audio

Review Coming Soon!

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Six months ago, Ty Sutherland dropped out of an online sex chat group. It was anonymous. No one knew their real identity. And it was a space where they could finally be themselves. Unfortunately, it was also a space where they fell in love with a woman whose name they promised to forget.

Leslie Brandt would like to forget the online sex chat group she joined on a whim. In real life, she’s a successful realtor with a professional image to maintain. She’d never want anyone to know the kinky things she’s fantasized about—even if maybe she wishes some of those things could actually happen.

When they bump into each other at an open house, Leslie thinks Ty is simply a vet student who’s obsessed with horses and only came to the open house for a free cookie—all of which is true. But when the rest of the truth comes out, neither Leslie nor Ty believes there’s a way forward.

Sometimes believing in love is the first step. And sometimes it’s all about trusting the stars.

The Golden Girls' Road Trip by Kate Galley

The Golden Girls’ Road Trip by Kate Galley
Narrated by Joan Walker
Head of Zeus

$7.47 Whispersync Deal with Kindle Purchase
Kindle Edition Currently Available with Kindle Unlimited

A glorious new uplifting rom com for fans of Judy Leigh, Hazel Prior and Maddie Please!

It’s never too late for one last adventure…

Constance Fitzgerald may be approaching 70, but she’s never been one for putting down roots. She’s spent her life untethered and free, but when she finds herself newly engaged and a soon-to-be grandmother, Constance is forced to accept it may be time—perhaps—to settle down. Until a chance encounter throws open a window to her past, and Constance decides to head to the Highlands to find an old friend…

‘An uplifting, positive story… Eat Pray Love for the older generation’ Judy Leigh

Outbreak by Paul E Cooley

Outbreak: The Black by Paul E Cooley
Narrated by Joe Hempel
Fireside Audio

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Kindle Edition Currently Available with Kindle Unlimited
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When a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) quarantine fails at Ben Taub Hospital, a Houston SWAT Team is sent to secure the facility. What they find is destruction and death….

Trapped in the hospital and cut off from the world, a mysterious voice on the radio is all they have to guide them. They’re no longer on a mission to quarantine the remaining inhabitants. Instead, they have to destroy a multiplying menace that could infect the world before the Federal Government enacts a final solution.

Outbreak is a stand-alone parallel story to both the 2015 Parsec Award-winning novel The Black and The Black: Arrival. A mashup of action and horror, Outbreak is a suspenseful thriller that will keep you guessing what’s around the next corner.


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