October 26th New and Notable Audiobooks on Brian’s Book Blog

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Ambush by Dean M. Cole

Ambush by Dean M. Cole
Narrated by R. C. Bray
Candtor Press and Blue Heron Audio

Best-selling author and narrator team from Solitude: Dimension Space book one.

Humans rule the galaxy…today!

The galaxy’s predominant species discovers a lost colony of their ancestors – humans – populating today’s Earth. Then, our genetic link draws the attention and enmity of their galactic rivals.

When a plan to elevate present-day Earth leads to an alien invasion, a team of military officers may be all that stands between humanity and certain annihilation. If you like action-packed novels, then you’ll love the electrifying action in this apocalyptic thriller.

Grab Ambush today!

Independence Day meets The X-Files when Air Force fighter pilots Jake Giard and Sandra Fitzpatrick join a decades-old secret project to integrate today’s Earth into a galactic government. But when a galactic war spills onto our shores, plunging the planet into an otherworldly post-apocalyptic hell, can Jake and Sandy save humanity from extinction?


Interference by Sue Burke

Interference by Sue Burke
Narrated by Caitlin Davies, Daniel Thomas May
Macmillan Audio

Sue Burke’s sweeping, award-finalist, SF epic Semiosis continues in Interference as the colonists and a team from Earth confront a new and more implacable intelligence.

Over 200 years after the first colonists landed on Pax, a new set of explorers arrives from Earth on what they claim is a temporary scientific mission.

But the Earthlings misunderstand the nature of the Pax settlement and its real leader. Even as Stevland attempts to protect his human tools, a more insidious enemy than the Earthlings makes itself known.

Stevland is not the apex species on Pax.


In Time for Revenge by Jasper T. Scott

In Time for Revenge by Jasper T. Scott
Narrated by Ben Jaeger-Thomas
Audible, Inc.

A SCI-FI MYSTERY FROM MILLION-COPY BEST SELLER JASPER T. SCOTT

He invented a machine to take people to the future
Then he was accused of murder, but he can’t remember killing anyone.

Billionaire genius Byron Gaines is accused of murdering his wife and her lover, but he swears he didn’t do it. This couldn’t have come at a worse moment: He is so close to a breakthrough in his research. He’s about to invent a device that will change the world forever. The irony is, if only he had a little more time, he’d be able to make his legal problems disappear – along with himself.

Travel to the near future with unforgettable characters and evocative depictions of imminent technologies. See how society could evolve in both utopian and dystopian ways. Twists abound in this unpredictable listen. A perfect novel for fans of Michael Crichton, Blake Crouch, Matthew Mather, and AG Riddle.


Planet Broker by Eric Vall

Planet Broker by Eric Vall
Narrated by Rebecca Woods, Daniel Wisniewski

CT has one goal: to take on the most powerful planet colonization corporation in the world and bring them to their knees. The corporation wasn’t worried. After all, CT was just one man with a small crew of beautiful women. They should be worried. They should be very worried.

Disclaimer: This book contains harem elements.


The Nine by C.G. Harris

The Nine by C.G. Harris
Narrated by Macleod Andrews
Hot Chocolate Press

In the Inferno, Dante almost got it right…

Nine circles of hell, each one worse than the last. For Gabe, all of hell is level nine, where the real baddies endure subzero climates and have their nether regions cradled in cryogenic underwear.

Gabe has carved out his own safe niche in this Arctic afterlife with his successful black-market business. When Judas Iscariot makes him an offer he doesn’t dare refuse, Gabe must leave behind his contraband Twinkies and Dr. Pepper to become a double agent for the most dangerous organization the world has never heard of and save humanity before it’s too late…


The Pain Colony by Shanon Hunt

The Pain Colony by Shanon Hunt
Narrated by Noah Michael Levine, Erin deWard

Sometimes, science breaks bad.

Six dead bodies with one disturbing similarity. An illicit genetic experiment. Can they uncover the truth in time to stop the atrocities?

DEA special agent Peter Malloy is no stranger to the devastating impact of drugs. So, when six bodies turn up with surgical ports in their spines, he’s sure a potent new opioid is the culprit. But when lab tests show zero evidence of any known narcotics, he fears something far more sinister.

Allison Stevens thought she knew everything about her boss. But after he turns fugitive to flee federal charges, she’s stunned to discover his secret genetic research in pain tolerance. Although the FBI watches her every move, she’s obsessed with finding what else he’s hiding…despite the unknown dangers.

Their search for answers leads them to a dark, eerie cult, where true believers seem perilously addicted to suffering and devoted to becoming “pure”.

The Pain Colony is a riveting, dark suspense novel that moves at an unrelenting pace. You’ll be plunged into terrifying twists of modern science, chilling tension, and shocking revelations that will grip you long after you finish the book.

Listen to The Pain Colony today to find out why thriller fans are hailing it as the best ending since The Sixth Sense!


Boxing the Octopus by Tim Maleeny

Boxing the Octopus by Tim Maleeny
Narrated by Armando Durán
Blackstone Publishing

If you’re gonna box an octopus, best bring some extra arms

At the height of tourist season, an armored car drives off a crowded pier and sinks to the bottom of San Francisco Bay. By the time divers find the wreck, the cash is gone and the driver has vanished. The police are convinced it’s an inside job, but local merchant Vera Young, whose boyfriend drove the armored car, claims it was much more than a simple heist.

Vera swears the missing driver is innocent and wants him found before the police can throw him in jail. Private investigator Cape Weathers reluctantly takes the case but warns Vera that her boyfriend is likely guilty – or dead. What starts as a manhunt uncovers a criminal conspiracy of money laundering, illegal drug testing, and a network of corporations willing to do anything to protect their stock price. It’s a case that Cape can’t get his arms around, and his relationship with Vera is getting complicated while the list of people who want him dead is getting longer.

Boxing the Octopus is a runaway tour of San Francisco’s underworld which reminds us that when things get out of hand, having eight arms is always better than two.


Dead Man’s Float: A Jersey Shore Mystery by Beth Sherman
Narrated by Lauren Ritz

Her old high school crush has cleaned up his act…

Anne Hardaway is a reluctant expert on house-cleaning, horticulture, and pet care, who specializes in making some of the country’s most famous how-to writers look good in print. But when her long-ago high school crush is found dead in their New Jersey shore hometown, Anne has no idea “how to” find out the truth.

By washing up on shore…

When Tigger Mills returned home to archly conservative, devoutly religious Oceanside Heights, no one was happy to see him. Tigger left 20 years ago, after being accused of setting fire to an old hotel that killed the owner’s little girl. Though he always maintained his innocence, no one believed him – except then teenager Anne Hardaway.

After Tigger’s lifeless body is pulled from the surf, everyone but Anne assumes it was suicide. Now, this woman with a relentless knack for research makes it her mission to tackle the town’s closed minds, curious suspicions, and ancient lies to dredge the past and uncover a 20-year-old motive for present-day murder.


On the Third Day by David Niall Wilson

On the Third Day by David Niall Wilson
Narrated by Chet Williamson

Father Darren Prescott is a seeker of truth. He works for the Vatican, but his real work is within his own mind and heart; Father Prescott hunts miracles. Father Thomas is a young priest with a quiet congregation that worships at San Marcos by the Sea, a small cathedral outside San Valencez, California. One Easter, Father Thomas’ Mass is interrupted by something he cannot explain – something powerful that shakes his world, and that of his congregation.

Father Thomas experiences the Stigmata.

On the Third Day is the story of Father Thomas and his search for answers. He turns to the church, and his immediate superior, Bishop Michaels, for support and assistance and is shocked to find that not all priests seek miracles. Some are comfortable with the status quo and vicious in their defense of it. Bishop Michaels is battling his own demons, not the least of which is a barely controlled love of alcohol.

Despite the distaste it engenders, Bishop Michaels attends Easter Mass the year after the first “incident”. He comes armed with an attitude of furious disbelief, and a video camera. When Father Thomas not only repeats the previous year’s experience, but with much greater intensity, collapsing across the altar and causing a near riot, the Bishop escapes with his camera, and his sanity, and makes calls of his own. He still does not believe, but now he feels he needs a greater power than his own to prove his disbelief, even to himself.

At the request of Bishop Michaels’ superior, and his own mentor, Cardinal O’Brien, Father Prescott arrives and begins his investigation with a third Easter Mass looming. The Bishop is determined that Father Thomas be proven a charlatan and a fraud. Father Thomas is frightened for his life, and for his faith, and only wants answers. Father Prescott? He wants the miracle he’s waited his entire life to overcome, to make up for what he considers past failings of his own.

What all three men find is the powerful, thrilling conclusion to On the Third Day, an experience that draws them together and pushes them apart in ways they never could have imagined. The answers are there, but some answers are too difficult to bear.


Ghoster by Jason Arnopp

Ghoster by Jason Arnopp
Narrated by Katy Sobey
Orbit

Jason Arnopp – author of acclaimed cult hit The Last Days of Jack Sparks – returns with a razor-sharp thriller for a social-media obsessed world. Prepare to never look at your phone the same way again….

Kate Collins has been ghosted.

She was supposed to be moving in with her new boyfriend, Scott, but all she finds after relocating to Brighton is an empty apartment. Scott has vanished. His possessions have all disappeared.

Except for his mobile phone.

Kate knows she shouldn’t hack into Scott’s phone. She shouldn’t look at his Tinder, his calls, his social media. But she can’t quite help herself.

That’s when the trouble starts. Strange, whispering phone calls from numbers she doesn’t recognize. Scratch marks on the walls that she can’t explain. And the growing feeling that she’s being watched.

Kate refuses to leave the apartment – she’s not going anywhere until she’s discovered what happened to Scott. But the deeper she dives into Scott’s digital history, the more Kate realizes just how little she really knows about the man she loves.


Autumn Nights by Cass Kim, Edison T. Crux, Matthew Cesca, Jacob Faust, Mandy Lawson, K.A. Militimore, Alana Turner, Martin Shannon, Amanda Stockton, Nicolas Gram, Meg Holeva, Tara Jazdzewski, Dixon Reuel, S.M. Rose

Autumn Nights by Cass Kim, Edison T. Crux, Matthew Cesca, Jacob Faust, Mandy Lawson, K.A. Militimore, Alana Turner, Martin Shannon, Amanda Stockton, Nicolas Gram, Meg Holeva, Tara Jazdzewski, Dixon Reuel, S.M. Rose
Narrated by Garrett Michael Brown

The shadows grow long in the crisp autumn air, and soon, the summer will be a distant memory. In the dim light of a fading sun, the night has returned to reclaim its own.

From hayrides, corn mazes, Jekyll n Hyde, warped games, witches, demons, and death personified, Autumn Nights: 13 Spooky Fall Reads brings together the very best in chilling tales to hear under a harvest moon.

This audiobook is for those who get excited about Halloween and crisp fall weather (and yes, even pumpkin spice lattes). Are you the type to dream of windy nights and tumbling leaves even while summer days stretch on? Do you want scary bonfire stories with doses of humor and twists on classical tales? This collection is perfect for you.

These 13 plus one bonus spooky short stories originate from the talents of 14 impressive new and published authors. Each twisted tale glimmers with a different sinister face of autumn to bring new chills to your spine.


The Reaping by Bernard Taylor

The Reaping by Bernard Taylor
Narrated by Hannibal Hills
Valancourt Books LLC

When Tom Rigby is commissioned to paint a young woman’s portrait at Woolvercombe House, the offer is too lucrative to refuse. But from the moment of his arrival at the secluded country mansion, strange and inexplicable events begin to transpire.

Soon, he is drawn into an impenetrable maze of horror, and by the time he discovers the role he is intended to play in a diabolical design, it will already be too late. For, the seeds of evil have been sown, and the time to reap their wicked harvest is nigh!

A classic novel by ’70s and ’80s horror master Bernard Taylor, The Reaping (1980) is now available as an audiobook.

Praise for The Reaping:

“Move over, Stephen King!” (New York Daily News)

“Draws the reader into a web that grows gradually tighter with each turn of the page!” (Booklist)

“Taylor works wizardry again!” (Publishers Weekly)


Brian

I’ve loved reading since I was little when my dad would read me Dr. Suess books. Fast-forward a little and I noticed that he was always reading on his lunch breaks at work, and I wondered why.Then, I found a book that took me to another place and time, to another feeling,another sense of “being”.It was the first book that I ever fell in love with, and I’ve been chasing that feeling ever since.
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