Categorized | Audio Book Guide

July audiobook releases from Hachette

THE COMPETITION (A Rachel Knight Novel)                Pub Date: July 8

By Marcia Clark                     Read by January LaVoy

A Columbine-style massacre at a high school in the San Fernando Valley has left a community shaken to its core. Two students are identified as the killers. Both are dead, believed to have committed a mutual suicide. As LA Special Trials prosecutor Rachel Knight and Detective Bailey Keller dig deeper, they realize that the pieces don’t add up. When someone starts dropping clues that another horrific crime is in the works, Rachel and Bailey scramble desperately to profile their suspect and prevent another killing – before it’s too late.

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-2722-8 ▪ 11 CD/13.5 hours ▪ $30.00/$33.00 Can.



By Anne Rivers Siddons      Read by Kate Reading

Every August, four women would gather together to spend a week at the beach, renting a new house each year. But when one of the Girls dies tragically, the group slowly drifts apart and their vacations together are brought to a halt. Years later, a new marriage reunites them and they decide to come together once again. There, far from civilization, the women make startling discoveries that will change them in ways they never expected.

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-6196-9650-1 ▪ 5 CD/6 hours ▪ $30.00/$33.00 Can.



By Chris Colfer           Read by the Author

Conner Bailey thinks his fairy-tale adventures are behind him – until he discovers a mysterious clue left by the famous Brothers Grimm.  Meanwhile, Alex Bailey is training to become the next Fairy Godmother…but her attempts at granting wishes never go as planned.  The third book in the bestselling Land of Stories series puts the twins to the test as they must bring two worlds together!

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-5580-1 ▪ 9 CD/10.5 hours ▪ $25.00/$28.00 Can.


PERSONAL INJURIES             Pub Date: July 15

By Scott Turow   Read by Mark Bramhall

To Robbie Feaver the law is all about making a play – to a client, a jury, or a judge. But when the flashy, womanizing, multimillion-dollar personal injury lawyer is caught offering bribes, he’s forced to wear a wire. Even as the besieged attorney looks after his ailing wife, Feaver must also make tapes that will hurl his friends, his enemies, his city, and a particular FBI undercover agent into a crisis of conscience and law. Now Robbie Feaver is making the play of his life.

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-8091-9 ▪ 13 CD/16.5 hours ▪ $30.00/$33.00 Can.


HOMEROOM DIARIES*             Pub Date: July 21

By James Patterson and Lisa Papademetriou              Read by Lauren FortgMargaret “Cuckoo” Clarke recently had a brief stay in a mental institution following an emotional breakdown, but she’s turning over a new leaf with her “Happiness Project”. Cuckoo’s also got a nearly impossible mission: bridge the gap between warring cliques and “bring the Nations together.” Not everyone is so willing to join hands and get along, but Cuckoo never stops smiling… until one of her closest friends, pushed to desperation by a Hater prank, decides that enough is enough.  

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-5366-1 ▪ 4 CD/4 hours ▪ $20.00/$22.00 Can.

MARINA*             Pub Date: July 22

By Carlos Ruiz Zafón Read by Daniel Weyman

In May 1980, fifteen-year-old Oscar Drai suddenly vanishes from his boarding school in Barcelona.  His story begins in an old quarter of the city, where he meets the strange Marina.  When Oscar and Marina decide to follow a mysterious woman in a black velvet cloak after a macabre cemetery ritual, they begin a journey that transports them to a forgotten, postwar Barcelona – and reveals a dark secret that lies waiting in the mysterious labyrinth beneath the city streets.

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-5368-5 ▪ 6 CD/7.5 hours ▪ $25.00/$28.00 Can.

CITY OF BONES (A Harry Bosch Novel)             Pub Date: July 29

By Michael Connelly           Read by Peter J. Fernandez

Available on CD for the first time!  On New Year’s Day, a dog finds a bone in the Hollywood Hills – and unearths a murder committed more than twenty years earlier. It’s a cold case, but for Detective Harry Bosch, it stirs up memories of his childhood as an orphan. As the investigation takes Bosch deeper into the past, a beautiful rookie cop brings him alive in the present. Suddenly all of L.A. is in an uproar, and Bosch, fighting to keep control, is driven to the brink of an unimaginable decision.

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-0107-5 ▪ 9 CD/10 hours ▪ $25.00/$28.00 Can.

THE YOUNG WORLD *             Pub Date: July 29

By Chris Weitz      Read by José Julián and Spencer Locke

Welcome to New York, a city ruled by teens. After a mysterious Sickness wipes out the rest of the population, the young survivors assemble into tightly run tribes. Jefferson, the reluctant leader of the Washington Square tribe, and Donna, the girl he’s secretly in love with, have carved out a precarious existence among the chaos. But when another tribe member discovers a clue that may hold the cure to the Sickness, five teens set out on a life-altering road trip to save humankind.

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-0080-1 ▪ 8 CD/8.5 hours ▪ $30.00/$33.00 Can.

THE STRING DIARIES*              Pub Date: July 1

By Stephen Lloyd Jones Read by Gemma Whelan

A family is hunted by a centuries-old monster: a man with a relentless obsession who can take on any identity.  Stephen Lloyd Jones’s debut novel is a sweeping thriller that extends from the present day, to Oxford in the 1970s, to Hungary at the turn of the 19th century, all tracing back to a man from an ancient royal family with a consuming passion – a boy who can change his shape, insert himself into the intimate lives of his victims, and destroy them.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5370-8 ▪ 22 hours ▪ $25.98/$28.98 Can.

BUZZ              Pub Date: July 1

By Katherine Ellison          Read by the Author

Available for the first time as an audiobook! Buzz is a hilarious and heartrending account of one mother’s journey to understand and reconnect with her high-spirited preteen son—a true story sure to beguile parents grappling with a child’s bewildering behavior. The number of diagnoses for childhood attention and behavior issues is exploding, leaving parents and educators on a confusing chase to find the best kind of help for each child. Buzz brings much relief.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-3050-1 ▪ 8 hours ▪ $19.98/$21.98 Can.

INSIDE MAN (A Sam Capra Novel)* Pub Date: July 1

By Jeff Abbott      Read by Kevin Collins

In the next chapter of the riveting Sam Capra series, Capra’s friend Steve has been murdered, shot dead in the rain outside of his Miami bar. To avenge his friend, Sam goes undercover into the Varelas, one of Miami’s most prominent and dangerous families. Now on the inside, playing a part where one wrong move means death, Sam faces a powerful, unstable tycoon intent on dividing his business empire between his three very different children, who each may hold murderous secrets of their own.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-6196-9714-0 ▪ 13.5 hours ▪ $26.98/$29.98 Can.

THE DESTINY OF VIOLET & LUKE (Callie & Kayden, #3)* Pub Date: July 1

By Jessica Sorensen              Read by Douglas Berger and Holly B. Goe

In the third book of the Callie & Kayden series, Violet Hayes has had a rough life.  To make it through, she keeps her distance from everyone and never allows herself to feel anything.  Then Violet meets Luke. Luke Price’s life has always been about order, control, and acting tough on the outside.  Although they fight it, they both start to open up and discover just how similar they are. But they also discover something else: The past always catches up with you . . .

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5375-3 ▪ 10.5 hours ▪ $19.98/$21.98 Can.


TAKE ME HOME* Pub Date: July 1

By Dorothy Garlock                   Read by Dani Cervone

Sparks fly the moment mysterious stranger Peter Becker lays eyes on Olivia.  Yet as kind as he is handsome, Peter harbors a dark secret. The son of an American soldier, he was forced to join the Reich’s army to protect his German mother. But a dangerous enemy Peter knows all too well is on the loose, threatening the fragile future he and Olivia are building together. What happens when the truth of Peter’s identity comes to light? And can their love withstand it?

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5378-4 ▪ 9.5 hours ▪ $25.98/$28.98 Can.


By Lauraine Snelling      Read by Kristin Kalbli

Dinah Taylor has an orderly life that is just how she likes it.  But all of that changes when she meets seven-year-old Jonah accompanied by scruffy dog by his side, in front of her office building.  After an incident leaves Jonah’s dog badly injured, Dinah rushes them to a clinic where she meets Garret, a veterinarian with a thriving practice.  Dinah and Garret just don’t mesh. But for Jonah’s sake, their lives continue to collide, and slowly the relationship between these three strangers begins to change.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-2956-7 ▪ 10 hours ▪ $19.98/$21.98 Can.

BASEBALL WORLD SERIES (Little League, #5)*   Pub Date: July 1

By Matt Christopher      Read by Nick Sullivan

The final book in the series has Liam and Carter’s teams on the verge of winning the greatest championship of all: the Little League Baseball® World Series. Cousins and best friends who grew up playing baseball together, Liam and Carter must now play against each other to achieve their dreams of winning the Series title! One cousin will win, and the other will lose.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5380-7 ▪ 3.5 hours ▪ $9.98/$10.98 Can.

WILDFLOWER Pub Date: July 1

By Alecia Whitaker           Read by the Author

Bird Barrett has grown up on the road, singing backup in her family’s bluegrass band and playing everywhere from Nashville, Tennessee, to Nowhere, Oklahoma. But one fateful night, when Bird fills in for her dad by singing lead, a scout in the audience offers her a spotlight all her own. With Bird’s star on the rise, though, the rest of her life falls into chaos as tradition and ambition collide. Can Bird break out while staying true to her roots?

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-2774-7 ▪ 7.5 hours ▪ $22.98/$24.98 Can.

CALIFORNIA Pub Date: July 8

By Edan Lepucki      Read by Emma Galvin

The world Cal and Frida have always known is gone, and they’ve left the crumbling city of Los Angeles far behind them.  A gripping and provocative debut novel by a stunning new talent, CALIFORNIA imagines a frighteningly realistic near future, in which clashes between mankind’s dark nature and irrepressible resilience force us to question how far we will go to protect the ones we love.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-7826-8 ▪ 12.5 hours ▪ $25.98/$28.98 Can.


By Breena Clarke        Read by Love Carter

Russell’s Knob is not paradise. But already in 1863 this New Jersey settlement is home to a population of blacks and whites who have intermarried and lived in relative harmony for generations. It is a haven for Dossie Bird, who has escaped north along the Underground Railroad.  Tentatively, Dossie begins to lay down roots – until an act of violence propels her away from Russell’s Knob and eventually into the mayhem of New York City’s mean streets.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-2425-8 ▪ 7.5 hours ▪ $24.98/$27.98 Can.

THE GIRL IN 6E*                             Pub Date: July 8

By A.R. Torre   Read by Jorjeana Marie

My life is simple as long as I follow the rules: 1. Don’t leave the apartment. Not for a fire, not for an errand. Never. 2. Never let anyone in. I just take off my clothes in front of the camera. What they want, I give. Their secrets, I keep. Everything I tell them is a lie. 3. Don’t kill anyone. I’ve obeyed these rules for three years now, but you know what they say… rules were made to be broken.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-0081-8 ▪ 8 hours ▪ $24.98/$27.98 Can.

IDOLS (Book 2 in the Icons Series)* Pub Date: July 8

By Margaret Stohl             Read by Therese Plummer

The Icons came from the sky. They belong to an inhuman enemy. They ended our civilization, and they can kill us.  Most of us.  In this riveting sequel to Icons, filled with nonstop action and compelling romance, bestselling author Margaret Stohl explores what it means to be human and how our greatest weakness can be humanity’s strongest chance at survival.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5343-2 ▪ 9 hours ▪ $22.98/$24.98 Can.

ZOM-B CLANS (#8 in the Zom-B Series)* Pub Date: July 8

By Darren Shan      Read by Emma Galvin

The eighth installment in a 12-book series from master of teen horror Darren Shan.  B’s first mission with the Angels went horribly wrong when members of the Ku Klux Klan attacked a stronghold of precious human survivors. But while saving the town, one of B’s oldest friends is kidnapped by the Klan. The Angels are prepared to do what it takes to save him, but B will have to make some very hard decisions about loyalties – to old friends, to the Angels, and to new families and old.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5381-4 ▪ 3.5 hours ▪ $19.98/NCR

IF YOU LEAVE (Beautifully Broken, #2)               Pub Date: July 8

By Courtney Cole             Read by J.F. Harding and Suehyla El-Attar

Home from Afghanistan, ex-Army Ranger Gabriel Vincent can’t stop thinking about that one horrible night on the battlefield, a night that changed his life forever. He knows he’s messed up, but with the help of a little beer and a lot more women, he’s keeping it together. Until he meets Madison Hill. Though they don’t realize it at first, Gabe and Maddy will soon develop a weakness: each other. Can they find a way to heal the past . . . before they lose each other?

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5376-0 ▪ 11 hours ▪ $19.98/$21.98 Can.


FACTORY MAN             Pub Date: July 15

By Beth Macy     Read by Kristen Kalbli

With over $500 million a year in sales, the Bassett Furniture Company was once the world’s biggest wood furniture manufacturer. But as an influx of cheap Chinese furniture ultimately forced its production offshore to Asia, one man fought back.  In FACTORY MAN, Beth Macy brings to life John Bassett III’s deeply personal furniture and family story as she discovers the hidden and shocking truth about industry and America.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-6196-9721-8 ▪ 14 hours ▪ $25.98/$28.98 Can.

SEASON TO TASTE             Pub Date: July 15

By Natalie Young Read by Gemma Whelan

Meet Lizzie Prain. She is an ordinary housewife and lives with her lovely dog and her husband in a quiet cottage in British country side. No one has seen Lizzie’s husband, Jacob, for a few days. That’s because last Monday and Lizzie snapped and cracked him on the head with her garden shovel. No one quite misses Jacob though, and Lizzie surely didn’t kill him on purpose. Dark, unexpectedly funny, and achingly human, SEASON TO TASTE is a deliciously subversive treat.

ILLUSIVE             Pub Date: July 15

By Emily Lloyd-Jones            Read by Caitlin Davies and Kirby Heyborne

When the MK virus swept across the planet, a vaccine was created to stop the epidemic, but it came with unexpected side effects. A small percentage of the population developed superhero-like powers. Seventeen-year-old Ciere Giba has the handy ability to change her appearance at will. She’s what’s known as an illusionist…She’s also a thief. After a robbery goes awry, Ciere must team up with fellow super-powered criminals in a deadly race against the government that could cost them their lives.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-0039-9 ▪ 10 hours ▪ $24.98/$27.98 Can.

BLUE MIND             Pub Date: July 22

By Wallace J. Nichols, Foreword by Céline Cousteau

Read by the Author, Foreword read by Celine Cousteau

Why are we drawn to the ocean each summer? Why does being near water set our minds and bodies at ease? In BLUE MIND, Wallace J. Nichols revolutionizes how we think about these questions, revealing the remarkable truth about the benefits of being in, on, under, or simply near water.  Nichols not only illustrates the crucial importance of our connection to water – it provides a paradigm shifting “blueprint” for a better life on this Blue Marble we call home.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-7886-2 ▪ 9.5 hours ▪ $26.98/$29.98 Can.

BRAVO (Jad Bell, #2)                Pub Date: July 22

By Greg Rucka           Read by John Glouchevitch

In the thrilling follow up to Alpha, Jad Bell is tasked with bringing in the Uzbek, principal organizer of the terrorist attack that nearly cost Bell his ex-wife and daughter. But the Uzbek’s just the beginning: his employer, the Architect, has already set in motion another, even more devastating attack.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5372-2 ▪ 10 hours ▪ $26.98/$29.98 Can.

THE MILLIONAIRE MASTER PLAN             Pub Date: July 29

By Roger James Hamilton         Read by Ben Giroux

Highly successful entrepreneur and investor Roger James Hamilton’s Millionaire Master Plan is a unique and fresh approach as to how individuals can not only get a sense of where they stand on the spectrum of personal wealth, but more importantly, how they can learn to ascend from their present state to a higher level.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5374-6 ▪ 8 hours ▪ $25.98/$28.98 Can.

SHADOWS IN THE VINEYARD             Pub Date: July 29

By Maximillian Potter   Read by Donald Corren

When Maximilian Potter went to Burgundy to report on a crime that could have destroyed the Domaine de la Romanée Conti – the tiny, storied vineyard that produces the most expensive, exquisite wines in the world – he soon found a story that was much larger, and more thrilling, than he had originally imagined. SHADOWS IN THE VINEYARD takes us deep into a world defined by the twinned veins of excess and vitality and the deep reverent attention to the land that runs through it.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-6111-3203-8 ▪ 8.5 hours ▪ $25.98/$28.98 Can.

LADY LUCK* (Colorado Mountain, #3)             Pub Date: July 29

By Kristen Ashley      Read by Emma Taylor

In the third book of the Colorado Mountain series, the beautiful, stylish Lexie is determined to change her luck and her life. But first she’s got to make good on a promise: to pick up Ty Walker from prison. One look at the gorgeous ex-convict and Lexie knows she’s in trouble – and already thinking about taking a walk on the wild side . . .

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-0102-0 ▪ 22 hours ▪ $21.98/$23.98 Can.

DEADLINE                                      Pub Date: July 1

By Sandra Brown                                 Read by Stephen Lang

“(Stephen) Lang delivers both a broken and a healing Dawson. Readers will hear the narration change as Dawson gradually comes to grips with his future. But it’s Flora’s meek and regretful voice that resonates throughout the storyline.” –

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-5164-3 ▪ 11 CD/12.5 hours ▪ $20.00/$22.00 Can.

SOMERSET Pub Date: July 1

By Leila Meecham                Read by Teresa DeBerry

“[Teresa DeBerry] smoothly navigates Meacham’s flowery language, full of similes, as she tries to breathe life into a sprawling cast of characters living in complex historical times.”

AudioFile Magazine

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-5383-8 ▪ 19 CD/22.5 hours ▪ $20.00/$22.00 Can.


By Joyce Meyer            Read by Sandra McCollom

“(McCollom’s) smooth voice brings her mother’s words and ideals to life as Joyce Meyer explains how to develop good habits, break bad ones, and end the stress draining one’s life.”

Midwest Book Review

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-5384-5 ▪ 5 CD/6 hours ▪ $15.00/$17.00 Can.

PRIVATE L.A. Pub Date: July 8

By James Patterson and Mark Sullivan          Read by Jay Snyder

“Listeners know exactly what to expect from a Patterson novel, and Jay Snyder delivers the goods… [Jay Snyder] accurately tracks the relentless pace of the book, deftly switching between characters with realistic accents and easy transitions between male and female voices.”  – AudioFile Magazine

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-5382-1 ▪ 8 CD/9 hours ▪ $20.00/$22.00 Can.

KING AND MAXWELL             Pub Date: July 29

By David Baldacci              Read by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy

King and Maxwell is a lighter read than most of his books, however, I enjoyed it immensely… The reader Ron McLarty did an excellent job. His voice conveyed emotion at just the right time.”

Readers’ Favorite 

Abridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-5169-8 ▪ 6 CD/7.5 hours ▪ $15.00/$17.00 Can.

* Unabridged Library Edition available through Blackstone: For more information,

Leave a Reply


Join Now for the 50 Plus Newsletter