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April audio book releases from Hachette


FROG MUSIC*                                        Pub Date: April 1

By Emma Donoghue           Read by Khristine Hvam

Summer of 1876: San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heat wave and a smallpox epidemic. Through the window of a railroad saloon, a young woman called Jenny Bonnet is shot dead.  In thrilling, cinematic style, Emma Donoghue’s lyrical tale digs up a long-forgotten, never-solved crime and captures the pulse of a boom town like no other.

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-2710-5 ▪ 11 CD/13 hours ▪ $30.00/NCR


SAVING FAITH – 1st Time on CD/15th Anniversary of a Classic             Pub Date: April 1

By David Baldacci                             Read by Michael Kramer

Not far from Washington, D.C., in a wooded area of Northern Virginia, a small house at the end of a gravel road serves a secret purpose.  In the hands of master storyteller David Baldacci, SAVING FAITH elevates the thriller to a new level and poses stunning questions about the rules we live by, the rules we are governed by – and what happens when some people make rules of their own…

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-5250-3 ▪ 9 CD/10 hours ▪ $25.00/$28.00 Can.


THE HILTONS*             Pub Date: April 1

By J. Randy Taraborrelli                  Read by Robert Petkoff

THE HILTONS is a sweeping saga of the success, and excess, of an iconic American family.  From the demanding and enigmatic patriarch, Conrad Hilton, to a cast of supporting characters including his three sons and daughter, New York Times bestselling biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli reveals this engrossing portrait of the Hilton dynasty. 

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-2764-8 ▪ 16 CD/19.5 hours ▪ $35.00/$39.00 Can.


SEEDS OF HOPE*                           Pub Date: April 1

By Jane Goodall with Gail Hudson     Read by Edita Brychta

SEEDS OF HOPE takes us from England to Goodall’s home-away-from-home in Africa, deep inside the Gombe forest, where she and the chimpanzees are enchanted by the fig and plum trees they encounter.   In her wise and elegant new audiobook, Jane Goodall blends her experience in nature with her enthusiasm for botany to give listeners a deeper understanding of the world around us.

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-2755-6 ▪ 11 CD/14 hours ▪ $30.00/$33.00 Can.


THINGS A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME             Pub Date: April 1 By Biz Stone Read by Jonathan Davis

From GQ‘s “Nerd of the Year” to one of Time‘s most influential people in the world, Biz Stone represents different things to different people.  In this audiobook, Biz addresses failure, the value of vulnerability, ambition, and corporate culture. Whether seeking behind-the-scenes stories, advice, or wisdom and principles from one of the most successful businessmen of the new century, THINGS A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME will satisfy every listener.

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-2775-4 ▪ 6 CD/6 hours ▪ $35.00/$39.00 Can.


WHEN BUYERS SAY NO             Pub Date: April 1

By Tom Hopkins and Ben Katt         Read by Pete Larkin

This is a complete and practical guide which highlights the authors’ new strategic approaches to selling when the buyer initially declines or is resistant on a sales opportunity. Hopkins and Katt explain that most sales reps take a traditional linear approach to selling, but that the trick in closing is in taking a more creative and circular approach. That’s the key.

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-2698-6 ▪ 7 CD/8 hours ▪ $25.00/$28.00 Can.


FILE UNDER: 13 SUSPICIOUS INCIDENTS*             Pub Date: April 1

By Lemony Snicket   Read by Jon Scieska, Terry Gross, Sarah Vowell, Libba Bray, Ira Glass, Sophie Blackall, Jon Klassen, Chris Kluwe, Holly Black, Sook-Yin Lee, Rachel Maddow, Stephen Merrit, and Wesley Stace – One Star Narrator Per Mystery!

Strange things are happening all over the town of Stain’d-By-The-Sea. Called upon to investigate thirteen suspicious incidents, young Lemony Snicket collects clues, questions witnesses, and cracks every case.  A delicious listen that welcomes listeners into Lemony Snicket’s world of deep mystery, mysterious depth, deductive reasoning, and reasonable deductions.

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-8123-7 ▪ 3 CD/3 hours ▪ $18.00/NCR


STRONGER             Pub Date: April 8

By Jeff Bauman with Brett Witter     Read by Jeff Woodman

Jeff Bauman woke up on Tuesday, April 16th 2013 and he had no legs.  Just thirty hours prior, Jeff was surrounded by revelry at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon when the first bomb when off at his feet.  In his memoir, Jeff will inspire millions by writing about his experiences that early spring day and prove to the entire world what Boston Strong really means.

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-0051-1 ▪ 7 CD/7.5 hours ▪ $30.00/$33.00 Can.


YOU CAN BEGIN AGAIN*             Pub Date: April 8

By Joyce Meyer       Read by Jodi Carlisle

Using a blend of inspiring stories, Scriptural principles, and straight-talk, in YOU CAN BEGIN AGAIN, Joyce Meyer powerfully demonstrates that God isn’t done with you yet. If you’re stuck in a rut, disappointed by an outcome, hurting from a wound, failing in an endeavor, struggling in a relationship, or unsure about the future . . . don’t give up. Don’t give up on yourself, and don’t give up on the God who loves you.

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-6111-3261-8 ▪ 5 CD/6.5 hours ▪ $24.00/$27.00 Can.


DREAMS OF GODS & MONSTERS*             Pub Date: April 8

By Laini Taylor Read by Khristine Hvam

In this thrilling conclusion to the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, Karou is still not ready to forgive Akiva for killing the only family she’s ever known.  From the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond, humans, chimaera, and seraphim will fight, strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy.

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-5263-3 ▪ 14 CD/18 hours ▪ $26.00/$29.00 Can.


THE TARGET*                         Pub Date: April 22

By David Baldacci Read by Orlagh Cassidy and Ron McLarty

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.  So the president turns to the one team that can pull off the impossible: Will Robie and his partner, Jessica Reel.  And all the while, Robie and Reel are stalked by a new adversary: an unknown and unlikely assassin, a woman who has trained her entire life to kill, and who has her own list of targets – a list that includes Will Robie and Jessica Reel.

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-5248-0 ▪ 10 CD/12.5 hours ▪ $40.00/$44.00 Can.

Abridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-2768-6 ▪ 6 CD/7.5 hours ▪ $30.00/$33.00 Can.


EVERYBODY’S GOT SOMETHING*           Pub Date: April 22

By Robin Roberts with Veronica Chambers     Read by Robin Roberts

Following her mother’s advice to “make your mess your message,” Robin taught a nation of viewers that while it is true that we’ve all got something, we’ve also all got something to give: hope, encouragement, a life-saving transplant or a spirit-saving embrace. As Robin has learned, and what listeners of her remarkable story will come to believe as well, it’s all about faith, family and friends.  And finding out that you are stronger, much stronger, than you think.

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-7963-0 ▪ 9 CD/10 hours ▪ $30.00/$33.00 Can.


HOW SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE GROW           Pub Date: April 22

By John C. Maxwell       Read by Chris Sorensen

Are there tried and true principles that are always certain to help a person grow? John Maxwell says the answer is yes. This compact audiobook will help listeners become lifelong learners whose potential keeps increasing and never gets “used up.”

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-5331-9 ▪ 3 CD/4 hours ▪ $16.00/$18.00 Can.


By Kevin Powers           Read by the Author

National Book Award finalist, Iraq war veteran, novelist and poet Kevin Powers creates a deeply affecting portrait of a life shaped by war.  Written with evocative language and discernment, Powers’s poetry strives to make sense of the war and its echoes through human experience.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-7914-2 ▪ 3.5 hours ▪ $23.98/$25.98 Can.

MURDER ON THE HOME FRONT*                         Pub Date: April 1

By Molly Lefebure             Read by Lucy Rayner

It is 1941. Forensic pathologist Dr. Keith Simpson asks a young journalist to be his secretary. Although secretarial work doesn’t appeal to Molly Lefebure, she’s intrigued to know what goes on behind a mortuary door. With a sharp sense of humor and a rebellious spirit, Molly tells her own true story with warmth and wit, painting a vivid portrait of wartime London.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-0240-9 ▪ 9 hours ▪ $21.98/$23.98 Can.


SPACE TAXI: ARCHIE TAXES FLIGHT             Pub Date: April 1

By Wendy Mass and Michael Brawer       Read by Eason Rytter

It’s not every day a regular kid like Archie gets to wake up at midnight. But today is Take Your Kid to Work Day, and Archie is finally allowed to ride along in his dad’s taxi cab.  But he’s about to discover his dad is no ordinary cab driver . . . In fact, he drives an intergalactic space taxi! 

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5296-1 ▪ 2.5 hours ▪ $15.98/$17.98 Can.


LOVE, NINA             Pub Date: April 8

By Nina Stibbe           Read by the Author

In 1982, 20-year-old Nina Stibbe moved to London to work as a nanny to two opinionated and lively young boys.  In frequent letters home to her sister, Nina described her trials and triumphs with two opinionated and lively young boys.  There’s no end to what Nina can learn from these boys (rude words) and their broad-minded mother (the who’s who of literary London).  A charming, hilarious, sweetly inspiring celebration of bad food and good company, LOVE, NINA makes a young woman’s adventures in a new world come alive.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5265-7 ▪ 7.5 hours ▪ $24.98/NCR


SKELETONS ON THE ZAHARA             Pub Date: April 8

By Dean King            Read by Michael Pritchard

Everywhere hailed as a masterpiece of historical adventure, this enthralling narrative recounts the experiences of twelve American sailors who were shipwrecked off the coast of Africa in 1815.  The ordeal of these men – who found themselves tested by barbarism, murder, starvation and death – is made indelibly vivid in this gripping account of courage, brotherhood, and survival.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5267-1 ▪ 11 hours ▪ $24.98/$27.98 Can.


I PITY THE POOR IMMIGRANT             Pub Date: April 8

By Zachary Lazar       Read by Cassandra Campbell

In 2009, American journalist Hannah Groff travels to Israel to investigate the killing of an Israeli writer. She soon finds herself inside a web of violence that takes in the American and Israeli Mafias, the Biblical figure of King David, and the modern state of Israel.  Part crime story, part spiritual quest, I PITY THE POOR IMMIGRANT is also a novelistic consideration of Jewish identity.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5511-5 ▪ 7.5 hours ▪ $24.98/$27.98 Can.


LIVING WITH A WILD GOD             Pub Date: April 8

By Barbara Ehrenreich           Read by the Author

Part memoir, part philosophical and spiritual inquiry, LIVING WITH A WILD GOD brings an older woman’s wry and erudite perspective to a young girl’s uninhibited musings on the questions that, at one point or another, torment us all. Ehrenreich’s most personal audiobook ever will spark a lively and heated conversation about religion and spirituality, science and morality, and the “meaning of life.”

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-6111-3808-5 ▪ 7.5 hours ▪ $24.98/$27.98 Can.

IF YOU STAY             Pub Date: April 8

By Courtney Cole       Read by Loretta Rawlins and Nicholas Tecosky

Twenty-four-year-old Pax Tate is an asshole.  Sweet, beautiful Mila Hill is the fresh air that Pax has never known in his life.  He doesn’t know how to not hurt her – but he quickly realizes that he’d better figure it out because he needs her to breathe.  Now for Pax to keep Mila, he needs to work on his issues – and stop being an asshole. But is that enough to make her stay?   

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5291-6 ▪ 10 hours ▪ $19.98/$21.98 Can.


NOW YOU SEE ME             Pub Date: April 8

By Kathy Sanders                        Read by the Author

On April 19, 1995, a bomb exploded in Oklahoma City, killing Kathy Sanders’ two grandsons.  After battling bitterness and contemplating suicide, she turned to the Lord and asked what He’d have her do. The answer was clear: Forgive your enemies.   With photos, interviews, and actual letters exchanged between Kathy and convicted bomber Terry Nichols, NOW YOU SEE ME tells the story of one woman who walked the road less traveled and forgave the unforgivable.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5292-3 ▪ 8 hours ▪ $24.98/$27.98 Can.



By Claire North        Read by Peter Kenny

As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside. “I nearly missed you, Doctor August,” she says. “I need to send a message.”  This is the story of what Harry does next, and what he did before, and how he tries to save a past he cannot change and a future he cannot allow.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5294-7 ▪ 12 hours ▪ $24.98/$27.98 Can.


ZOM-B MISSION             Pub Date: April 8

By Darren Shan      Read by Emma Galvin

B Smith and the other Angels are relieved to finally receive their first mission – to escort a group of human survivors from the streets of London to New Kirkham, a barricaded safe haven in the country.  However, when evil influences make their way to New Kirkham, unearthing demons from B’s past, the humans will be forced to choose between being honorable and being safe.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5297-8 ▪ 5 hours ▪ $19.98/NCR


OVERWATCH           Pub Date: April 15

By Marc Guggenheim        Read by Will Collyer

Alex Garnett has spent his life in the shadow of his father, a former Chief of Staff and Solicitor General to two presidents who’s been responsible for getting Alex every job he ever had, including his latest: attorney for the CIA. However, a seemingly routine litigation leads to a series of unexpected events, including poison, kidnapping, torture and murder. As casualties pile up, it becomes clear Alex is the final target in someone’s blood-soaked attempts to cover their tracks.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-6111-3208-3 ▪ 9 hours ▪ $26.98/$29.98 Can.


DO WHAT YOU ARE           Pub Date: April 15

By Paul D. Tieger, Barbara Barron and Kelly Tieger      Read by Danny Tieger

A classic in the genre, DO WHAT YOU ARE has helped hundreds of thousands of people find truly satisfying work.  The fifth edition introduces updated sections and new insights on the modern workforce, technology, Baby Boomers seeking post-work fulfillment, online resources, job listings, and much more.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5266-4 ▪ 13 hours ▪ $24.98/$27.98 Can.

INHERITANCE           Pub Date: April 15

By Sharon Moalem MD, PhD           Read by the Author

Award-winning physician and New York Times bestselling author Sharon Moalem, MD, PhD, reveals how genetic breakthroughs are completely transforming our understanding of both the world and our lives.  Dr. Moalem employs his wide-ranging and entertaining interdisciplinary approach to science and medicine to help us understand the impact of our lives on our genes, and our genes on our lives.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5269-5 ▪ 9 hours ▪ $24.98/$27.98 Can.


NOVA AND QUINTON: NO REGRETS           Pub Date: April 15

By Jessica Sorensen          Read by Stephanie Willis and Jed Drummond

Thanks to Nova Reed, Quinton can finally see the world with clear eyes.  She’s the reason his heart is still kicking behind the jagged scar on his chest.  Yet shocking news is on the way – a reminder of life’s dark side – and Nova will need Quinton like he once needed her. Is he strong enough to take the final leap out of his broken past . . . and into Nova’s heart?

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-2769-3 ▪ 9 hours ▪ $19.98/$21.98 Can.


THE GEOGRAPHY OF YOU AND ME           Pub Date: April 15

By Jennifer E. Smith            Read by Leslie Bellair and Corey Bradberry

Lucy lives on the twenty-fourth floor. Owen lives in the basement. It’s fitting, then, that they meet in the middle – stuck between two floors of a New York City apartment building, on an elevator rendered useless by a citywide blackout.  Smartly observed and wonderfully romantic, Jennifer E. Smith’s new novel shows that the center of the world isn’t necessarily a place. Sometimes, it can be a person.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5295-4 ▪ 8.5 hours ▪ $19.98/$21.98 Can.


SIX AMENDMENTS           Pub Date: April 22

By Justice John Paul Stevens     Read by Daniel Hagen

By the time of his retirement in June 2010, John Paul Stevens had become the second longest serving Justice in the history of the Supreme Court.  Written with the same precision and elegance that made Stevens’s own Court opinions legendary for their clarity as well as logic, SIX AMENDMENTS is a remarkable work, both because of its unprecedented nature and, in an age of partisan ferocity, its inarguable common sense.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-2909-3 ▪ 9 hours ▪ $24.98/$27.98 Can.


THE PINK SUIT           Pub Date: April 29

By Nicole Mary Kelby            Read by Gabrielle De Cuir

On November 22, 1963, the First Lady accompanied her husband to Dallas, Texas, dressed in a pink Chanel-style suit.  Much of her wardrobe came from a New York boutique, where a young seamstress, an Irish immigrant named Kate, worked behind the scenes to meticulously craft the memorable outfits.  THE PINK SUIT is the unforgettable story of an ordinary young woman with extraordinary access to glamour and fashion, living in an America on the brink of transformation.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-2556-9 ▪ 9 hours ▪ $24.98/$27.98 Can.

THE WINDFLOWER           Pub Date: April 29

By Laura London     Read by Christa Lewis

Merry Wilding is a lady of breeding, of innocence, and of breathtaking beauty. With high hopes for a holiday in England, she sets sail from New York.  Mistakenly swept aboard an infamous pirate ship, Merry finds herself at the mercy of a wicked crew . . . and one sinfully handsome pirate. Soon she’s spending her days yearning for escape, and her nights learning the pleasures of captivity.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-7752-0 ▪ 11 hours ▪ $22.98/$24.98 Can.


THE INN AT LAST CHANCE           Pub Date: April 29

By Hope Ramsay      Read by Kristin Kalbli

Jenny Carpenter is the unrivaled pie-baking champion of Last Chance, South Carolina’s annual Watermelon Festival and the town’s unofficial spinster. With her dream of marriage and children on hold, she focuses on turning the local haunted house into a charming bed-and-breakfast. But her plans go off course when the home’s former owner shows up on her doorstep on a dark and stormy night…

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-2957-4 ▪ 9 hours ▪ $19.98/$21.98 Can.



The Whit Mosely Trilogy now for the first time in audio!


A KISS GONE BAD (Book #1)           Pub Date: April 29

By Jeff Abbott           Read by John Glouchevitch

A death rocks the Gulf Coast town of Port Leo, Texas. Beach-bum-turned-judge Whit Mosley is summoned to a yacht where the black-sheep son of a senator lies dead.  When Whit defies political pressure and conducts an inquest, he and Detective Claudia Salazar expose a nest of drug lords, con artists, and power-hungry sharks – all out for blood.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5507-8 ▪ 13 hours ▪ $21.98/$23.98 Can.


BLACK JACK POINT (Book #2)           Pub Date: April 29

By Jeff Abbott           Read by John Glouchevitch

They found Whit Mosley’s missing friends at Black Jack Point – dead and buried, along with bones and relics from a legendary past.  His only ally, police detective Claudia Salazar, is kidnapped at sea and held hostage in a deadly game of betrayal and greed. To survive, both Claudia and Whit must stay one step ahead of their common enemy – a desperate killer far more dangerous than any pirate of old…

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5508-5 ▪ 13 hours ▪ $21.98/$23.98 Can.


CUT AND RUN (Book #3)           Pub Date: April 29

By Jeff Abbott                     Read by John Glouchevitch

With his father near death, Judge Whit Mosley launches a search for his mother, who abandoned the family thirty years ago and vanished into the criminal underworld.  Caught in a nightmare of double crosses and vicious schemers, Whit turns his back on law and order for the one person he most wants to trust but knows the least – a dangerous woman who may be plotting the cruelest deception of all.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5509-2 ▪ 13 hours ▪ $21.98/$23.98 Can.

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