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New Fiction Audiobooks for February
Lunatics by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel. Read by the authors with Mark Thompson, Sean Kenin and Orlagh Cassidy. 6 discs. 6+ hours. “Phillip Horkman is a by-the-rules kind of guy, a pet-store owner and soccer referee. Jeffrey Peckerman is a profane forensic plumber…. The New Jersey suburban dads collide when Horkman disqualifies what would have been a game-winning score made by Peckerman's daughter. The two embark on escalating violence that takes them on a wild car chase that gets viewed as a possible terrorist threat by the police.”
Shock of War by Larry Bond and Jim DeFelice. 10 discs. 11+ hours.
Breaking the Rules by Barbara Taylor Bradford. Read by Katherine Kellgren. 11 discs. 13 hours.
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare. Read by Ed Westwick and Heather Lind. 13 discs. 15+ hours.
Prince of Ravenscar by Catherine Coulter. Read by Anne Flosnik. 9 discs. 11+ hours.
Taken by Robert Crais. Read by Luke Daniels. 7 discs. 7+ hours.
BCD Science Fiction Dayton
Resurrection by Arwen Elys Dayton. 11 discs. 12+ hours.
A Devil is Waiting by Jack Higgins. Read by Michael Page. 7 discs. 7+ hours.
“Combine the lively and always engaging characters with another timely and plausible story, and you have another Higgins hit.”
The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson. Read by Tim Kang with Josiah Lee and James Kyson Lee. 15 discs. 19+ hours. “Johnson’s novel accomplishes the seemingly impossible: an American writer has masterfully rendered the mysterious world of North Korea with the soul and savvy of a native, from its orphanages and its fishing boats to the kitchens of its high-ranking commanders.”
Publishers Weekly 11/24/11
The Devil’s Elixer by Raymond Khoury. Read by Richard Ferrone. 10 discs. 12 hours.
“Lust for a potent, mind-ripping drug brings only trouble and dead bodies in this fast-paced thriller set primarily in Mexico and Southern California. Vivd, energetic scenes ensure that Khoury’s tale never falters or bores. It’s the sort of novel that could make a colorful movie, but meanwhile, enjoy the book.”
The Hunter by John T. Lescroart. Read by Eric Dawe. 10 discs. 11+ hours.
“How did your mother die?” For San Francisco PI Wyatt Hunt, that enigmatic text message triggers his biggest, and most personal, case—and it’s a great start to bestseller Lescroart’s outstanding fourth Hunt novel …This book succeeds on every level—as a mystery, as a thriller, and as an exploration of its appealing hero: agent: Barney Karpfinger.”
Publishers Weekly 11/21/11
The Leopard by Jo Nesbo. Read by Robin Sachs. 17 discs. 21+ hours.
The Jaguar by T. Jefferson Parker. Read by David Colacci. 10 discs. 12+ hours.
The Thirteen Hallows by Michael Scott and Colette Freedman. Read by Kate Reading. 9 discs. 11+ hours.
“Scott (The Alchemyst) and Freedman blend magic, folklore, mystery, and history in this zippy fantastical thriller. Relentless pacing and a richly detailed story line replete with historical references and bombshell revelations give this fantasy tremendous mainstream crossover potential.”
Publisher Weekly 10/3/11
The Innocent by Taylor Stevens. Read by Hillary Huber. 10 discs.
12+ hours. “Blade-wielding heroine Vanessa Michael Munroe…is utterly driven and a little deranged, a fearsome force for both evil and good.”
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. Read by Khristine Hvam. 10 discs. 12+ hours.
“The author crafts a fierce heroine with bright-blue hair, tattoos, martial skills, a growing attachment to a preternaturally hunky but not entirely sane warrior and, in episodes to come, an army of killer angels to confront. Rarely—perhaps not since the author's own Faeries of Dreamdark: Blackbringer (2007)—does a series kick off so deliciously.”