The Scorpion Rules: Prisoners of Peace DB 11 hours 0 minutes by Erin Bow read by Madelyn Buzzard In a future world run by a powerful Artificial Intelligence, royal children are held hostage to keep their countries from waging war. If conflict arises, the children are sacrificed. Three teens rise up and rebel against the brutal rules governing them.
Violence and descriptions of sex. Now he will risk everything to tear down the society that oppresses so many. Sequel to Golden Son DB Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Chen read by P.
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Ochlan Despite his training, technology, and wealth of quips, what sets Kangaroo apart as a spy is the fact that he is the only person who can use "the pocket," a portal that opens onto an empty, seemingly infinite parallel universe. Now, conflict between city-states is constant, superstition is rife, and machine relics, mutant creatures, and resurrected prehistoric beasts trouble humanity.
Above, the Dreaming Cities watch silently. Beacon The Complete Novel DB 6 hours 8 minutes by Hugh Howey read by Joe Wilson In the twenty-third century, a network of beacons functions for spaceships the way lighthouses function for boats. They guide ships and allow them to travel safely at the speed of light.
They have never broken down or failed—until now. Private investigator Erasmus Keane is skilled at navigating the border, however, so he is the one Esper Corporation calls when a valuable genetically altered sheep goes missing. Meanwhile, Keane also investigates an endangered starlet. They are surgically separated and receive new artificial hearts. A decade later, when sister Tila is arrested on murder charges, Taema goes undercover as Tila to investigate the crime. Sleeping Giants DB 8 hours 31 minutes by Sylvain Neuvel read by various narrators When a giant glowing robotic hand is found buried in South Dakota, a team is assembled to study the relic.
The hand is just the first relic found, and as the pieces are assembled, the team searches for answers about who left the robot behind and its purpose. In Under a Graveyard Sky , the Smith family fights for survival during a zombie plague. The Apex Book of World SF, Volumes 1—2 DB 21 hours 36 minutes edited by Lavie Tidhar read by various narrators The first two volumes in a series of collected speculative short fiction from around the world, first published in and They will soon discover how dangerous the galaxy can be, however, and how fortunate they are to have them both.
Vortex DB 10 hours 29 minutes by Robert Charles Wilson read by Scott Brick After being transported ten thousand years into the future by the Hypotheticals in Axis DB , Turk and his friend Isaac are used by a group of fanatics to enable passage to the now-quarantined Earth. The fanatics believe this will lead to fulfillment of a prophecy.
He struggles to find his way back while dealing with a failed love affair and dark family secrets. The CIA intel that Rickman had offered to Pakistan is still hidden, but slowly being leaked by accomplices.
Rapp races the Pakistanis to find it. Henry Bone of MI6 persuades agent Catesby to fake defecting to draw out elusive master spy "Butterfly. Follows The Envoy DB Kit Fournier, a CIA agent under diplomatic cover at the US embassy, is troubled by the arms race and obsessed with a woman whose husband works at a secret nuclear research facility. Kit makes a series of catastrophic decisions. Morgan read by George Newbern The Forge family of Kentucky are placing all of their bets on Hellsmouth, their thoroughbred who is a descendant of Triple Crown winners.
City of the Lost DB 12 hours 43 minutes by Kelley Armstrong read by Mare Trevathan When someone discovers that homicide detective Casey Duncan killed her boyfriend when she was eighteen, her friend—who is trying to escape an abusive ex-husband—takes them to a town for people in hiding. But it is more dangerous than the lives they left.
When terrorism, assassination, and murder strike, Tess soon finds herself wrapped up in an unfathomable situation. Soon after, records of his online activity are delivered to his apartment, a young man seems to be following him, and his mother receives phone calls slandering her son. She and Nick face off against a Serbian ex-military officer.
When he dies, his will stipulates that she marry his acquaintance, to keep her safe. Instead, Petty flees—with the help of the grocery delivery guy—in hopes of learning about her past. When the team arrives, they find one of the strongest psychics they have ever encountered.
Joe follows her to Hollywood, bent on revenge. Then he meets a woman named Love, who inspires him to change. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. But then she checks her maiden name and discovers her sister is dead and nothing about her life is as it seems. Things quickly spiral out of control as she delves deeper. But from the instant they lock eyes, life becomes a sexy, romantic dream come true. A scientist who helped develop a way to replicate brilliance disappears with the discovery rather than using it to stop the fighting between the normals and the brilliants.
Agent Nick Cooper tries to save humanity. After the Woods DB 8 hours 29 minutes by Kim Savage read by Theresa Conkin A year after the Shiverton abduction, a body is found in the woods, and two former best friends, Julia and Liv, grapple with the consequences of that event.
Despite this, it appears that his young autistic son, known as the Kid, has been abducted. But she reluctantly agrees to investigate his suspicious death at a German training facility for bodyguards that Salter was checking out for their mutual friend, Sean Meyer. Dishonorable Intentions DB 7 hours 54 minutes by Stuart Woods read by Tony Roberts In a cat-and-mouse game that trails from sun-drenched Bel-Air to a peaceful European estate and gorgeous Santa Fe, Stone Barrington and his latest lady remain just one step ahead of a temperamental man who believes Stone is an intolerable obstacle to the achievement of his goals.
Tensions quickly mount as Kyung wonders how he can ever be a good husband, father, and son when he never knew affection as a child. Health problems in the community possibly caused by the plant tip Maggie into action. Meanwhile, a group of former soldiers attacks the factory. In Ambush Valley , Chet counters bandit raids. In Arizona Territory , Chet meets a young widow and searches for lost cattle.
With a network of volunteers, Mahle organizes Rescue Road Trips to the South, transporting strays and dogs due to be euthanized to adopters in the North. A historian traces these carved ivory game pieces from their probable creation in Iceland, and chronicles the North Atlantic world that the Vikings ruled for four hundred years. Discusses the influence of her Jewish heritage on her life; the artists she championed, including Jackson Pollock and Man Ray; and her at times chaotic personal life. The Way Around: Finding My Mother and Myself among the Yanomam i DB 9 hours 27 minutes by David Good read by Barry Bernson Man recounts his trips in and to reconnect with his mother and her remote tribe, the Yanomami, in the Amazon rainforest after not seeing her for twenty years.
Describes a sense of disconnection with his upbringing in the United States, his relationship with his father, and his Yanomami family. Porcelain: A Memoir DB 11 hours 21 minutes by Moby read by Moby DJ and record producer chronicles a pivotal period of his life, from to He begins the decade squatting in an abandoned factory while sending out demo tapes, and ends with the hit record Play in , which launched his career. She nearly died, and the experience left her with a new sense of spirituality and determination. The two begin meeting weekly for a gourmet meal and conversation.
Stetson Broadway stage designer, blinded at the height of his career, describes his efforts to reinvent himself as an author—by writing the books Two Seeing Eye Dogs Take Manhattan DB and Sets, Lights, and Lunacy DB —and, more importantly, to accept his condition and find wholeness. His journey is facilitated by Jungian analysis.
Doran read by Peter B. Doran Dual biography of the cofounders of Royal Dutch Shell, parent company of Shell Oil, who were initially rivals but combined forces to compete against Standard Oil, which was owned by John D. Discusses the state of the oil industry and government regulation in the early twentieth century. Dear Chairman: Boardroom Battles and the Rise of Shareholder Activism DB 10 hours 26 minutes by Jeff Gramm read by Mark Ashby Hedge-fund manager recounts the history of shareholder activism from the s to the early twenty-first century by analyzing eight particular cases.
Examines archetypes of a shareholder movement, such as hostile raiders, innovators, and business luminaries, including Warren Buffet and Ross Perot. Includes some family anecdotes and an introduction to every recipe, which is either a memory associated with the food or a tip on how to make it. The Homemade Kitchen: Recipes for Cooking with Pleasure DB 8 hours 45 minutes by Alana Chernila read by Marsha Rehns Food blogger shares recipes centered around her kitchen philosophy of enjoying the process of creating tasty food that reflects the way you want to live your life.
Each section provides tips and advice on topics like being a beginner, using scraps, and being kind to yourself. Includes a guide to what to consider when buying a dehydrator. In one high-profile case, a seventeen-year-old honor student was attacked by a gunman who kicked down the door to her house and shot her in her bed.
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Discusses the defended weight range that every brain will fight to maintain, and suggests taking a year to train oneself to eat mindfully—eat when hungry, stop when full. Prescribes aiming for fitness rather than thinness. Raising Ryland: Our Story of Parenting a Transgender Child with No Strings Attached DB 7 hours 38 minutes by Hillary Whittington read by Laura Adducci Mother describes the challenges involved in raising their son, Ryland, who was discovered to be deaf at the age of one and transitioned from girl to boy at the age of five.
Includes advice on how to prepare the soil, use water wisely, and choose plants that thrive in low-water environments. Additionally, the author examines the principles of the group, also known as the Islamic State, which combine religious fanaticism and military prowess. Political Animals: How Our Stone-Age Brain Gets in the Way of Smart Politics DB 14 hours 15 minutes by Rick Shenkman read by Jake Williams Journalist argues that human instincts cause irrational decision making in the realm of politics, both by everyday voters and by those whose professional lives are in the field.
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Highlights what he views as four failures: disengagement from the political process, misjudgment of candidates, punishment of truth telling, and failure to empathize. Discusses considerations for choosing yarn, needle choice, determining sock fit and sizing, the parts of the sock, which direction to knit the sock—up from the toe, or down from the cuff, with specific techniques for each—knitting two socks at once, and more.
Includes stories from childhood, accounts of particular projects, and reflections on the influence of friends and family members. She talks about a wide range of topics, from fashion to romantic relationships to the fear and insecurity she had to overcome to perform on stage as a comic. Letters discuss family issues, commentary on his books, and business with his publisher. Thompson, David Carr, and Steve Jobs, among others. Provides advice on developing a career in journalism and publishing. Scott read by Steven Carpenter The chief film critic for the New York Times argues that we are all critics, and that critical thinking is a part of daily life.
He defends the act of criticism, calling it an art and using examples that range from Aristotle and Kant to his own work. The Wait: A Powerful Practice for Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love DB 5 hours 21 minutes by DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good read by Teresa Willis Film producer Franklin and actress Good discuss celibacy before marriage, developing a romantic relationship rooted in shared Christian values with a mutual agreement to abstain from sex, and the effect of this practice on their own relationship and marriage.
Expands this philosophy to achieving other goals through delayed gratification. Barnard read by Bill Delaney A medical doctor outlines a program that grew out of his research on repairing insulin function, as well as reversing and preventing type 2 diabetes. He discusses how his advice differs from conventional treatment. He also includes menus and recipes built around generous portions of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes.