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Amplitude by Dean M. Cole
Narrated by R.C. Bray, Julia Whelan
Blue Heron Audio/Self Published
Amplitude completes the Dimension Space Trilogy.
Angela’s reset bought us a new chance, but with the event set to repeat itself, can she and Vaughn save their comrades? In Houston, Director Randal McCree races against the clock as he frantically struggles to save a scrabbled-together team. The survivors will have to join forces if Angela is to enact her plan to take the battle to the enemy.
Once united, can the survivors make the enemy pay for what it did to all of Earth’s life? If you enjoyed Solitude and Multitude, you’ll love the action and plot twists in this apocalyptic epic.
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What your favorite authors are saying about Dimension Space:
“Like The Martian on (and above) Earth. An epic survival story with very human characters, clever problem-solving and a gripping mystery. The end left me with no idea where Dean was going with the story, I couldn’t wait for the next book.” (Craig Alanson, The New York Times best-selling author of the Expeditionary Force Series)
“His vibrant prose delivers the high-resolution imagery of a Hollywood blockbuster.” (Kirkus Reviews)
Daisy’s Run by Scott Baron
Narrated by Vivienne Leheny
Rudely yanked from cryo-sleep to find herself among a crew of modded humans in deep space, and on a burning spaceship, no less, Daisy’s world just got a whole lot more complicated. And it was only going to get worse.
As if the creepy cyborg and the mechanically-enhanced human crew weren’t bad enough, what was supposed to be a simple flight home to Earth was going horribly wrong. A deadly plot was unfolding. One that could jeopardize the entire human race. And Daisy found herself stuck in the middle.
It wasn’t her job, saving the world, and she sure as hell didn’t want it. But the snarky young woman didn’t have a choice. But with Daisy reluctantly coming to the rescue, would humanity even stand a chance?
Ghostland by Duncan Ralston
Narrated by Joe Hempel
People are dying to get in. The ghosts will kill to get out.
Discover and explore hundreds of haunted buildings and cursed objects! Witness spectral beings of all kinds with our patented Augmented Reality glasses! Experience all the terror and thrills the afterlife has to offer, safely protected by our Recurrence Field technology! Visit Ghostland today – it’s the hauntedest place on earth!
After a near-death experience caused by the park’s star haunted attraction, Ben has come to Ghostland seeking to reconnect with his former best friend Lilian, whose post-traumatic stress won’t let her live life to the fullest. She’s come at the insistence of her therapist, Dr. Allison Wexler, who tags along out of professional curiosity, eager to study the new tech’s psychological effect on the user.
But when a computer virus sets the ghosts free and the park goes into lockdown, the trio find themselves trapped in an endless nightmare.
With time running short and the dead quickly outnumbering the living, the survivors must tap into their knowledge of horror and video games to escape…or become Ghostland’s newest exhibits.
One in the Gut by Matthew Siege
Narrated by Vikas Adam
Every week, I rise from the dead….
Headshot has just gone live and the whole world’s playing the new Artificial Reality blockbuster. Unfortunately, unless you can’t buy your way onto the Survivor’s side, you can only participate as a Zombie. Each week, the forces gather to tear each other down to the bone…until, at week’s end, the Apocalypse is reset.
Ryan’s played the Beta for months, but now that his favorite game has launched, he finds it consuming his life – even as he struggles to decipher whether or not there’s actually a way to succeed if you’re not willing to Pay to Win.
But he’s got bigger problems to deal with. There’s something sinister going on beneath the surface of Headshot, and it looks like he’s wrapped up in it whether he likes it or not.
Don’t miss the first book in a thrilling post apocalyptic LitRPG Series. It’s perfect for fans of L.M. Kerr, Tao Wong, and Ryan DeBruyn.
The Beast of Devil’s Rock by Michael Cole
Narrated by Matt Godfrey
There is something lurking in the trees….
A winter storm has buried North Dakota in snow and ice. With accidents being reported across the region, Deputy Ron Weller must patrol along the main road through a normally tranquil forest in Beeman County. The night grows menacing as he discovers vehicles that have been run off the road, their drivers mysteriously missing. Strange tracks lead through a region of thick forest known as Devil’s Rock. There, Weller makes a horrifying discovery.
A monster has awakened. Its hunger is insatiable, and its ferocity has no limits.
Protected by an armored exoskeleton, the beast is relentless in its pursuit of prey. It must feed or face starvation. What has started as a search for a missing driver has now become a fight for survival, as Ron Weller is hunted by the Beast of Devil’s Rock.
Bad Monkeys by Matt Ruff
Narrated by Gary Tiedemann, Emily Woo Zeller, Greg Tremblay
“Bad Monkeys has wit and imagination by the bucketload…. Buy it, read it, memorize then destroy it. There are eyes everywhere.” (Chris Moore, best-selling author of A Dirty Job and Lamb)
Jane Charlotte has been arrested for murder. She tells police that she is a member of a secret organization devoted to fighting evil; her division is called the Department for the Final Disposition of Irredeemable Persons – “Bad Monkeys” for short. This confession earns Jane a trip to the jail’s psychiatric wing, where a doctor attempts to determine whether she is lying, crazy, or playing a different game altogether.
Clever and gripping, full of unexpected twists and turns, teasing existential musings, and captivating prose, Bad Monkeys unfolds at lightning speed, taking listeners to another realm of imagination.
Lipstick and Lies by Gina LaManna
Narrated by Kelsey Navarro
Dreamscape Media, LLC
Jenna McGovern is dressed to kill for Blueberry Lake’s annual firefighter charity auction. But when she finds her attractive fireman neighbor Matt Bridges standing over the body of a local hairstylist – and his ex-girlfriend – it’s not exactly the romantic ambiance Jenna had in mind.
While the handsome chief of police Cooper Dear sets out to investigate Matt, Jenna finds herself sucked into another murder case in which an innocent man seems to have been framed. Cooper isn’t especially thrilled when Jenna takes Matt’s side, and he’s even less thrilled when it appears the murderer has turned his or her sights on Jenna.
Unfortunately, Jenna’s in far too deep to back out. She’s got a new car, freshly waxed eyebrows, and a manicure that can be seen from space…but if Jenna doesn’t stop the murderer before it’s too late, she’ll be picking out clothes for her very own funeral.
Overdrawn by N.J. Crosskey
Narrated by Dennis Kleinman
Dreamscape Media, LLC
Henry Morris is watching his wife slip away from him. In an ageist society, where euthanasia is encouraged as a patriotic act, dementia is no longer tolerated. Kaitlyn, a young waitress, is desperate for the funds to keep her brother’s life support machine switched on. When a chance encounter brings the two together, they embark on an unconventional business arrangement that will force them to confront their prejudices, as well as their deepest, darkest secrets.
The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben
Narrated by Steven Weber
A man with a mysterious past must find a missing teenage girl in this shocking thriller from the number one New York Times best-selling author of Run Away.
Thirty years ago, Wilde was found as a boy living feral in the woods, with no memory of his past. Now an adult, he still doesn’t know where he comes from, and another child has gone missing.
No one seems to take Naomi Pine’s disappearance seriously, not even her father-with one exception. Hester Crimstein, a television criminal attorney, knows through her grandson that Naomi was relentlessly bullied at school. Hester asks Wilde – with whom she shares a tragic connection – to use his unique skills to help find Naomi.
Wilde can’t ignore an outcast in trouble, but in order to find Naomi he must venture back into the community where he has never fit in, a place where the powerful are protected even when they harbor secrets that could destroy the lives of millions…secrets that Wilde must uncover before it’s too late.
Stand Up, Yumi Chung! by Jessica Kim
Narrated by Greta Jung
One lie snowballs into a full-blown double life in this irresistible story about an aspiring stand-up comedian.
On the outside, Yumi Chung suffers from #shygirlproblems, a perm-gone-wrong, and kids calling her “Yu-MEAT” because she smells like her family’s Korean barbecue restaurant. On the inside, Yumi is ready for her Netflix stand-up special. Her notebook is filled with mortifying memories that she’s reworked into comedy gold. All she needs is a stage and courage.
Instead of spending the summer studying her favorite YouTube comedians, Yumi is enrolled in test-prep tutoring to qualify for a private school scholarship, which will help in a time of hardship at the restaurant. One day after class, Yumi stumbles on an opportunity that will change her life: a comedy camp for kids taught by one of her favorite YouTube stars. The only problem is that the instructor and all the students think she’s a girl named Kay Nakamura – and Yumi doesn’t correct them.
As this case of mistaken identity unravels, Yumi must decide to stand up and reveal the truth or risk losing her dreams and disappointing everyone she cares about.