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eHighlights Adult Fiction Audiobooks May 22, 2014

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Nancy Atherton, read by Teri Clark Linden – Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well
Dreamscape Media, LLC

When a strapping young Australian named Jack MacBride arrives in Finch to wrap up his late uncle’s affairs, heads turn in the sleepy English village. But when Lori volunteers to help Jack clear out his uncle’s overgrown garden, they discover something even more shocking than a stranger turning up in Finch.

 

Ace Atkins, Robert B. Parker, read by Joe Mantegna – Cheap Shot
Books on Tape

The iconic, tough-but-tender Boston PI Spenser returns in an outstanding new addition to the New York Times-bestselling series from author Ace Atkins.

 

David Baldacci, read by Will Robie – The Target
Blackstone Audio, Inc.

The President knows it’s a perilous, high-risk assignment. If he gives the order, he has the opportunity to take down a global menace, once and for all. If the mission fails, he would face certain impeachment, and the threats against the nation would multiply. So the president turns to the one team that can pull off the impossible: Will Robie and his partner, Jessica Reel.

 

Steve Berry, read by Scott Brick – The Lincoln Myth
Books on Tape

New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry returns with his latest thriller, a Cotton Malone adventure involving a flaw in the United States Constitution, a mystery about Abraham Lincoln, and a political issue that’s as explosive as it is timely–not only in Malone’s world, but in ours.

 

Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, read by Cassandra Campbell – Bittersweet
Books on Tape

In every glossy picture of the American society pages, there’s an Ev Winslow. Disarmingly beautiful, tall, athletic, with a smile that’s perfect. Small-town Mabel Dagmar has never known anyone like Ev, and now she’s sharing her college dorm – even if she is completely ignored. But suddenly they’re friends and Mabel can hardly believe her luck when she finds herself summering at the Winslow family’s luxurious estate, Winloch, in Vermont.

 

Maeve Binchy, read by Sile Bermingham – Chestnut Street
Books on Tape

Across town from St. Jarlath’s Crescent, featured in Minding Frankie, is Chestnut Street, where neighbors come and go. Behind their closed doors we encounter very different people with different life circumstances, occupations, and sensibilities.

 

Cynthia Bond, read by Cynthia Bond – Ruby
Books on Tape

The epic, unforgettable story of a man determined to protect the woman he loves from the town desperate to destroy her–this beautiful and devastating debut heralds the arrival of a major new voice in fiction.

 

Wahida Clark, read by Cary Hite – Blood, Sweat, and Payback
Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Someone wants every member of the consortium dead, and they’ll stop at nothing to make that happen. Everyone is gunning for Dark, and with The List in the hands of Cisco’s wife, Joy, Dark’s chances of taking over Detroit are threatened more than ever before. Everyone is fueled by fire and seeking the ultimate revenge.

 

Michael Cunningham, read by Claire Danes – The Snow Queen
Macmillan Audio

Cunningham follows the Meeks brothers as each travels down a different path in his search for transcendence. In subtle, lucid prose, he demonstrates a profound empathy for his conflicted characters and a singular understanding of the human soul. Beautiful, unexpectedly comic and truly heartbreaking, The Snow Queen proves again that Cunningham is one of the great novelists of his generation.

 

Jeffery Deaver, read by Edoardo Ballerini – The Skin Collector
Blackstone Audio, Inc.

A new killer is on the loose: a criminal inspired by the Bone Collector. And Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs must untangle the twisted web of clues before the killer targets more victims—or Rhyme himself.

 

Emma Donoghue, read by Khristine Hvam – Frog Music
Blackstone Audio, Inc.

San Francisco, 1876: a stifling heat wave and smallpox epidemic have engulfed the City. Deep in the streets of Chinatown live three former stars of the Parisian circus: Blanche, now an exotic dancer at the House of Mirrors, her lover Arthur and his companion Ernest.

 

Joshua Ferris, read by Campbell Scott – To Rise Again at a Decent Hour
Hachette Audio

Paul O’Rourke is a Manhattan dentist with a thriving practice leading a quiet, routine-driven life. But behind the smiles and the nice apartment, he’s a man made of contradictions, and his biggest fear is that he may never truly come to understand anybody, including himself.

 

Emily Giffin, read by Sofia Willingham – The One and Only
Books on Tape

Thirty-three-year-old Shea Rigsby has spent her entire life in Walker, Texas–a small college town that lives and dies by football, a passion she unabashedly shares. But when an unexpected tragedy strikes the tight-knit Walker community, Shea’s comfortable world is upended, and she begins to wonder if the life she’s chosen is really enough for her.

 

Darynda Jones, read by Lorelei King – Sixth Grave on the Edge
Macmillan Audio

Most girls might think twice before getting engaged to someone like Reyes Farrow—but Charley Davidson is not most girls. She’s a paranormal private eye and grim reaper-in-training who’s known to be a bit of a hell-raiser. Her beloved Reyes may be the only begotten son of evil, but he’s dark and sultry and deeply sexy and everything Charley could hope for.

 

Josh Malerman, read by Cassandra Campbell – Bird Box
HarperCollins

Written with the narrative tension of The Road and the exquisite terror of classic Stephen King, Bird Box is a propulsive, edge-of-your-seat horror thriller, set in an apocalyptic near-future world—a masterpiece of suspense from the brilliantly imaginative Josh Malerman.

 

Peter Mayle, read by Erik Davies – The Corsican Caper
Books on Tape

The beloved author at his effervescent best: his master sleuth, Sam Levitt, eating, drinking, and romancing his way through the South of France-even as he investigates a case of deadly intrigue among the Riviera’s jet set.

 

Walter Mosley, read by Bahni Turpin – Debbie Doesn’t Do It Anymore
Books on Tape

In this scorching, mournful, often explicit, and never less than moving literary novel by the famed creator of the Easy Rawlins series, Debbie Dare, a black porn queen, has to come to terms with her sordid life in the adult entertainment industry after her tomcatting husband dies in a hot tub.

 

Jo NesbØ, read by Gildart Jackson – The Son
Books on Tape

Sonny is a model prisoner. He listens to the confessions of other inmates, and absolves them of their sins. But then one prisoner’s confession changes everything. He knows something about Sonny’s disgraced father. He needs to break out of prison and make those responsible pay for their crimes.

 

Michael Palmer, read by Robert Petkoff – Resistant
Macmillan Audio

When Dr. Lou Welcome fills in last minute for his boss at a national conference in Atlanta he brings along his best friend, Cap Duncan. But an accident turns tragic when Cap injures his leg while running. Turning to the Centers for Disease Control for help, Lou Welcome uncovers a link to a shadowy group known as One Hundred Neighbors that has infiltrated our society and is using our health institutions as hostages.

 

James Patterson & Maxine Paetro, read by January LaVoy – Unlucky 13
Blackstone Audio, Inc.

The Women’s Murder Club is stalked by a killer with nothing to lose. San Francisco Detective Lindsay Boxer is loving her life as a new mother. With an attentive husband, a job she loves, plus best friends who can talk about anything from sex to murder, things couldn’t be better. Then the FBI sends Lindsay a photo of a killer from her past, and her happy world is shattered.

 

Laline Paull, read by Orlagh Cassidy – The Bees
HarperCollins

Born into the lowest class of her society, Flora 717 is a sanitation bee, only fit to clean her orchard hive. Yet Flora has talents that are not typical of her kin. And while mutant bees are usually instantly destroyed, Flora is reassigned to feed the newborns, before becoming a forager, collecting pollen on the wing. Then she finds her way into the Queen’s inner sanctum, where she discovers secrets both sublime and ominous. You’ll never look at bees the same again.

 

Douglas Preston, read by Scott Sowers – The Kraken Project
Macmillan Audio

NASA is building a probe to be splashed down in the Kraken Mare, the largest sea on Saturn’s great moon, Titan. It requires the probe to contain artificial intelligence software. To this end, Melissa Shepherd, a brilliant programmer, has developed “Dorothy,” a powerful, self-modifying AI whose true potential is both revolutionary and terrifying. When miscalculations lead to a catastrophe during testing, Dorothy flees into the internet.

 

Ruth Reichl, read by Julia Whelan – Delicious!
Books on Tape

Billie Breslin has travelled far from her California home to take a job at Delicious, the most iconic food magazine in New York and, thus, the world. When the publication is suddenly shut down, the colorful staff, who have become an extended family for Billie, must pick up their lives and move on. Not Billie, though. The well-known restaurant critic and memoirist writes her first novel.

 

Kimberla Lawson Roby, read by Peter Jay Fernandez – The Prodigal Son
Blackstone Audio, Inc.

The Reverend Curtis Black hasn’t spoken to his son, Matthew, in over a year—not since Matthew dropped out of Harvard to marry his girlfriend, Racquel, and be a full-time father to their infant son.

Reverend Curtis Black series.

 

James Rollins & Grant Blackwood, read by Scott Aiello – The Kill Switch
HarperCollins

The mission seems simple enough: extract a pharmaceutical magnate from Russian soil, a volatile man who holds the secret to a deadly bioweapon. But nothing is as it appears to be. A desperate call from Painter Crowe, director of Sigma Force, thrusts Tucker and Kane into a frantic race to rescue the brilliant-but-deluded Abram Bukolov from a cadre of skilled assassins, a deadly team backed by a shadowy Russian general, a figure bent on revenge and power.

 

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