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August Hachette audio book releases

THE LOST ISLAND* (A Gideon Crew novel)                   Pub Date: August 5

By Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child                            Read by David W. Collins

In the third installment of the bestselling Gideon Crew series, Gideon is living on borrowed time. When his mysterious employer, Eli Glinn, gives him an eyebrow-raising mission, he has no reason to refuse. Together with his new partner, Amy, the pair realize the extraordinary treasure they are hunting on an unknown island in the Caribbean Sea conceals an even greater shock – a revelation so profound that it may benefit the entire human race . . . if Gideon and Amy can survive.

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-6196-9459-0 ▪ 10 CD/12 hours ▪ $30.00/$33.00 Can.

YOUR BEST LIFE NOW (Limited 10th Anniversary Edition)                      Pub Date: August 5

By Joel Osteen         Read by the Author

In YOUR BEST LIFE NOW, Pastor Joel Osteen asks everyone to examine what he or she really believes. Why is this important? Because we will become what we believe. Our beliefs will prove either a barrier or vehicle as we strive to go higher, rise above our obstacles, and to live in health, abundance, and victory. And he encourages listeners to be people of faith, for if you can see the invisible, God will do the impossible.

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-2812-6 ▪ 5 CD/6.5 hours ▪ $10.00/$11.00 Can.

ALONG CAME A SPIDER* (Alex Cross, #1)                    Pub Date: August 12

By James Patterson Read by Charles Turner

ALONG CAME A SPIDER begins with the double kidnapping of the daughter of a famous Hollywood actress and the young son of the secretary of the Treasury. Gary Soneji is a murderous serial kidnapper who wants to commit the crime of the century. Alex Cross is the brilliant homicide detective pitted against him. Jezzie Flanagan is the female supervisor of the Secret Service who completes one of the most unusual suspense triangles in any thriller you have ever heard.

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-6196-9412-5 ▪ 10 CD/12 hours ▪ $18.00/$20.00 Can.

KISS THE GIRLS* (Alex Cross, #2)                                  Pub Date: August 12

By James PattersonRead by Michael Kramer

In Los Angeles, a reporter investigating a series of murders is killed. In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a beautiful medical intern suddenly disappears. Washington D.C.’s Alex Cross is back to solve the most baffling and terrifying murder case ever. Two clever pattern killers are collaborating, cooperating, competing – and they are working coast to coast.

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-6196-9413-2 ▪ 9 CD/11 hours ▪ $18.00/$20.00 Can.

THE SILKEN WEB*                                  Pub Date: August 12

By Sandra Brown Read by January LaVoy

Kathleen, Eric and Seth all get caught up in a web of lies so fragile that one fateful encounter could tear it apart—and force Kathleen to make a choice between the family that needs her and the needs of her own heart.

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-2747-1 ▪ 9 CD/11 hours ▪ $25.00/$28.00 Can. 

MEAN STREAK*                                   Pub Date: August 19

By Sandra Brown                   Read by Ellen Archer

Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. While police suspect her husband Jeff of “instant divorce,” Emory, regains consciousness and finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark that he won’t even tell her his name. As her husband’s deception is revealed, and the FBI closes in on her captor, Emory begins to wonder if the man with no name is, in fact, her rescuer.

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-2741-9 ▪ 10 CD/12 hours ▪ $35.00/$39.00 Can.

 THE WAY FORWARD: A NEW PATH TO PROSPERITY            Pub Date: August 19

By Paul Ryan Read by Jonathan Davis, Introduction Read by the Author

Beginning with a careful analysis of the 2012 election, WHERE WE GO FROM HERE challenges conventional thinking, outlines former Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s political vision for 2014 and beyond, and shows how essential conservatism is for the future of our nation. Ryan examines the state of the Republican Party and emphasizes how conservatism can modernize and appeal to both our deepest concerns and highest ideals.

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-2776-1 ▪ 8 CD/9.5 hours ▪ $30.00/$33.00 Can.

 THE CHOIR DIRECTOR 2*                     Pub Date: August 19

By Carl Weber

Read by Jennifer Kidwell, Marc Damon Johnson, Nicole Lewis, Patricia R. Floyd, Leo Coltrane, and Amuche

It’s been three years since Aaron Mackie succeeded in helping his mentor, Bishop T.K. Wilson, dig his ministry out of financial ruin. After Mackie’s efforts re-energizing the choir draw national acclaim and personal success, he decides the time is right to propose to Tia Gregory, the church’s secretary. However, after Aaron is left at the altar without explanation, he and Bishop Wilson are challenged in ways they never imagined as the investigation into Tia’s disappearance continues.

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-2536-1 ▪ 8 CD/10 hours ▪ $30.00/$33.00 Can.

 PRIVATE DOWN UNDER*       Pub Date: August 26

By James Patterson and Michael White       Read by Tim Wright

There is no investigation company quite like Private. Now, at a glittering launch party overlooking the iconic Opera House, Private Sydney throws open its doors . . . Within days the agency’s caseload is full. But it is a horrific murder in the wealthy Eastern Suburbs and the desperate search for a motive that stretches the team to the limit. Stacy Friel, friend of the Deputy Commissioner of NSW Police, isn’t the killer’s first victim – and as the bodies mount up she’s clearly not the last . . .

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-6196-9849-9 ▪ 6 CD/7 hours ▪ $30.00/$33.00 Can.

THE BEST OF ME (Movie Tie-In Edition)                      Pub Date: August 26

By Nicholas Sparks           Read by Sean Pratt

In the spring of 1984, high school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply, irrevocably in love.  Now, twenty-five years later, Amanda and Dawson are summoned back to Oriental for the funeral of Tuck Hostetler, the mentor who once gave shelter to their romance. Forced to confront painful memories, the two former lovers will discover undeniable truths about the choices they have made to ask: Can love truly rewrite the past?

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-0071-9 ▪ 9 CD/9.5 hours ▪ $20.00/$22.00 Can.

WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT          Pub Date: August 5

By David Shafer      Read by Bernard Setaro Clark

In the spirit of William Gibson and Chuck Palahniuk, WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT is both a suspenseful global thriller and an emotionally truthful novel about the struggle to change the world in – and outside your head. The Committee, an international cabal of industrialists and media barons, is on the verge of privatizing all information. Dear Diary, an idealistic online Underground, stands in the way of that takeover.  Into this secret battle stumbles an unlikely trio.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5387-6 ▪ 15 hours ▪ $25.98/$28.98 Can.

 WHEN PARIS WENT DARK          Pub Date: August 5

By Ronald C. Rosbottom        Read by Malcolm Hillgartner

On June 14, 1940, German tanks entered a silent and nearly deserted Paris. Eight days later, France accepted a humiliating defeat and foreign occupation. While many Parisian adapted and even allied themselves with their Nazi overlords, the darkening gloom of German ruthlessness, shortages, and curfews caused a resistance of Jews, communists, and cultural icons to arise.  WHEN PARIS WENT DARK evokes with stunning precision the detail of daily life in a city under occupation, and the brave people who fought against the darkness.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5390-6 ▪ 14 hours ▪ $26.98/$29.98 Can.

ONE NIGHT: PROMISED*          Pub Date: August 5

By Jodi Ellen Malpas     Read by Edita Brychta

Livy notices him the moment he walks into the coffee shop. When he walks out the door, she thinks she’ll never see him again. Then she finds the note he left on his napkin . . . signed M.  M awakens something in Livy, something deep and addictive that she never knew existed – and that she fears only he can satisfy. Delving into his world and breaking down his defenses become her obsession – an obsession that could shatter her heart beyond repair . . .

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-2979-6 ▪ 15.5 hours ▪ $24.98/$27.98 Can.

DESIGNATED DAUGHERS       Pub Date: August 12

By Margaret Maron         Read by the Author

When Judge Deborah Knott is summoned to her ailing Aunt Rachel’s bedside, she assumes the worst. Thankfully when she arrives she learns that Rachel hasn’t passed; in fact, the dying woman is awake. But the Knott family’s joy quickly gives way to shock: less than an hour later, Aunt Rachel is found dead in her bed, smothered with a pillow. Soon Deborah and Sheriff’s Deputy Dwight Bryant realize that the key to solving this case is hidden in Rachel’s mysterious final words.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-8360-6 ▪ 8 hours ▪ $24.98/$27.98 Can.

DIRTY WORK       Pub Date: August 12

By Gabriel Weston   Read by Carolyn Cook

Nancy Mullion, an obstetrician-gynecologist whose botched surgery has put a patient in a life-threatening coma, must face a medical tribunal to determine if she can continue to practice medicine. Nancy’s fears about both her patient’s chances for survival and whether she will be “undoctored.” DIRTY WORKcreates an emotionally charged portrait of one woman’s life; the telling of seemingly untellable stories sets her free, as it can all women.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-2514-9 ▪ 5.5 hours ▪ $24.98/$27.98 Can.

 THE RUSH       Pub Date: August 12

By Edward Dolnick     Read by Bernard Setaro Clark

In the spring of 1848, rumors began to spread that gold had been discovered in a remote spot in the Sacramento Valley. Author Edward Dolnick brilliantly recounts their treacherous westward journeys by wagon and on foot toward a promised future of ease and splendor. With an enthralling cast of characters and scenes of unimaginable wealth and desperate ruin, THE RUSH is a fascinating – and rollicking – account of the greatest treasure hunt the world has ever seen.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5389-0 ▪ 10 hours ▪ $25.98/$28.98 Can.

 postCHRISTIAN       Pub Date: August 12

By Christian Piatt         Read by the Author

Thousands are walking away from the church. Christians are grappling with their faith. And both believers and nonbelievers wondering – what’s coming next? Fearless and provocative, spiritual trailblazer Christian Piatt offers a roadmap to the future of faith with an unflinching examination of the church today.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5393-7 ▪ 6 hours ▪ $24.98/$27.98 Can.

 COURAGE FOR BEGINNERS       Pub Date: August 12

By Karen HarringtonRead by Casey Holloway

Twelve-year-old Mysti Murphy wishes she were a character in a book. If her life were fictional, she’d magically know how to deal with the fact that her best friend, Anibal Gomez, has abandoned her in favor of being a “hipster.” She’d be able to take care of everyone when her dad has to spend time in the hospital. And she’d certainly be able to change her family’s secret. With the help of a hot-air balloon, her new friend Rama Khan, and a bright orange coat, can she find the courage to change?

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-0059-7 ▪ 6.5 hours ▪ $19.98/$21.98 Can.

SWEETNESS #9*       Pub Date: August 19

By Stephan Eirik Clark Read by James Langton

David Leveraux is an Apprentice Flavor Chemist testing Sweetness #9, an artificial sweetener that he notices causes unsettling side-effects: anxiety, obesity, and a generalized dissatisfaction with life. Years later, Sweetness #9 is America’s most popular sweetener – and David’s family is changing. His wife is gaining weight, his daughter is depressed, and his son has stopped using verbs. Is Sweetness #9 to blame, along with David’s failure to stop it? Or are these just symptoms of the American condition? SWEETNESS #9 is a wickedly funny, wildly imaginative investigation into whether what we eat makes us who we are.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-7964-7 ▪ 11.5 hours ▪ $25.98/$28.98 Can.

NEVER MIND MISS FOX       Pub Date: August 19

By Olivia Glazebrook           Read by Gunnar Cauthery

Clive and Martha are the perfect couple. After meeting at school and falling in love, they settle into marriage. In due time they have a daughter, Eliza, and the family leads a quiet, content life. But when Eliza comes home from school one day and excitedly announces that she has a new piano teacher called Eliot Fox, the guise of domestic tranquility threatens to shatter. Told with intensity and penetrating emotion, NEVER MIND MISS FOXis a compelling tale of vengeance, justice, and what itreally means to make amends.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5528-3 ▪ 7 hours ▪ $24.98/$27.98 Can.

CONFESSIONS       Pub Date: August 19

By Kanae Minato, Translated by Stephen Snyder       Read by Noah Galvin and Elaina Erika Davis

The Japanese phenomenon now available in audio! Yuko Moriguchi had nothing to live for except her four-year-old child, Manami. Now, following an accident on the grounds of the middle school where she teaches, Yuko has given up and tendered her resignation. But first she has one last lecture to deliver. CONFESSIONS probes the limits of despair and tragic love, culminating in a harrowing confrontation between teacher and student that will place the occupants of an entire school in danger.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5391-3 ▪ 6.5 hours ▪ $21.98/$23.98 Can.

THE RIPPER AFFAIR       Pub Date: August 19

By Lilith Saintcrow     Read by Moira Quirk

A shattering accident places Archibald Clare, mentath in the service of Britannia, in the care of Emma Bannon, sorceress Prime. Clare needs a measure of calm to repair his faculties of Logic and Reason. Unfortunately, there is a killer hiding in the sorcerous steam-hells of Londinium, murdering poor women of a certain reputation. Once more Emma Bannon is pressed into service; once more Archibald Clare is determined to aid her. The secrets between these two old friends may give an ambitious sorcerer the means to bring down the Crown.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-8354-5 ▪ 10.5 hours ▪ $25.98/$28.98 Can. 

I AM MALALA (YOUNG READERS EDITION)*       Pub Date: August 19

By Malala Yousafzai   Read by Neela Vaswani

I AM MALALA is the memoir of a remarkable teenage girl who risked her life for the right to go to school. Raised in a changing Pakistan by an enlightened father from a poor background and a beautiful, illiterate mother from a political family, Malala Yousafzai was taught to stand up for what she believes. This important audiobook is a message of hope from one girl who dreams of education for every girl in every country.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-0047-4 ▪ 5 hours ▪ $22.98/$24.98 Can.

MR. TALL        Pub Date: August 26

By Tony Earley     Read by Kevin Stillwell and Courtney Patterson

Heralded as one of the most accomplished writers of his generation, these rueful, bittersweet, and riotous storiesreestablish Tony Earley as a mythmaker and tale spinner of the first rank. They introduce us not only to ordinary people seeking to live extraordinary lives, but also to the skunk ape, the ghost of Jesse James, and a bone-tired Jack the Giant Killer. Whether it’s Appalachia, Nashville, the Carolina Coast, or a make-believe land of talking dogs, each world Earley creates is indelible.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-7731-5 ▪ 6.5 hours ▪ $24.98/$27.98 Can.

IT’S IN HIS KISS*       Pub Date: August 26

By Jill ShalvisRead by Suehyla El-Attar

Becca Thorpe has uprooted her life and escaped to the beach. Now’s her chance to get away from city living, throw caution to the ocean winds, and live in the moment. Especially if the moment includes the deliciously sexy surfer she meets shortly after arriving in Lucky Harbor. Something about the dark intensity of investment genius Sam Brody’s eyes and the thrill she gets at his touch convinces her to stay awhile.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-6196-9841-3 ▪ 10 hours ▪ $19.98/$21.98 Can.

BREATHE* (Colorado Mountain Series #4)       Pub Date: August 26

By Kristen Ashley     Read by Emma Taylor

In Carnal, Colorado, Faye Goodknight is the town’s quiet, shy librarian. For years, Faye has had a crush on Chace Keaton, but the gorgeous cop has always been unattainable. Chace doesn’t think he’s the good guy everyone believes him to be. He’s made a lot of choices he regrets, including denying his feelings for Faye. He’s come to believe the pretty librarian is too good for him, but after their time in the woods, Chace realizes that she may be his last chance for redemption.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-0103-7 ▪ 22 hours ▪ $21.98/$23.98 Can.

ACCIDENTALLY…OVER?       Pub Date: August 26

By Mimi Jean Pamfiloff Read by Christine Lakin

In the final installment of the bestselling paranormal romance Accidentally Yours series, Ashli Rosewood was never meant to die. Cue Máax. Seven feet of divine masculinity and the unruly god charged with saving Ashli. But Máax has one teensy challenge. He’s invisible. And every time this impatient, powerful deity gets anywhere near Ashli, he spooks her right into harm’s way. How will he save the one woman the Universe insists on killing and who wants nothing to do with him?

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-7883-1 ▪ 11.5 hours ▪ $19.98/$21.98 Can.

 EVERNIGHT (The Darkest London Series #5)       Pub Date: August 26

By Kristen Callihan     Read by Moira Quirk

Holly cannot fathom who would put a contract on her life, yet the moment she touches Will Thorne, the connection between them is elemental, undeniable – and she’s the only one who can tame his bouts of madness. But other assassins are coming for Holly. Will must transform from killer to protector and find the man who wants Holly dead . . . or his only chance for redemption will be lost.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-8161-9 ▪ 13 hours ▪ $19.98/$21.98 Can.

A LOVE TO CALL HER OWN (A Tallgrass Novel #3)       Pub Date: August 26

By Marilyn Pappano Read by Loretta Rawlins

It’s been two years since Jessy Lawrence lost her husband in Afghanistan, and she’s never fully recovered. Dalton Smith has known more than his fair share of grief. Since his wife’s death, he revels in the solitude of his cattle ranch. But try as he might, he can’t stop thinking about the stunning redhead and the reckless, passionate night they shared. He wasn’t ready before, but Dalton sees now that Jessy is the only woman who can mend his broken heart.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-2874-4 ▪ 11.5 hours ▪ $19.98/$21.98 Can.

THE BET*       Pub Date: August 26

By Rachel Van Dyken         Read by Tanya Eby

It’s been years since Kacey’s seen her childhood friend Jake, but the minute Jake mentions his ill grandmother, Kacey is ready to do anything for the sweet old woman. And if that means pretending they’re engaged for her sake – so be it. But Kacey wasn’t counting on Jake’s older brother Travis still being there. She’s never forgotten the way he teased and taunted her. Yet when they meet again, Travis’s gorgeous smile is a direct hit to her heart . . . and Kacey’s more confused than ever.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5541-2 ▪ 7 hours ▪ $19.98/$21.98 Can.

WHAT A DUKE DARES       Pub Date: August 26

By Anna Campbell         Read by Steve West

Cam, the Duke of Sedgemoor can hardly believe Penelope turned down his proposal. Then her brother’s dying request sends him to bring home the one woman he thought he’d finally gotten over. The only way they’ll both get back to London without their reputations in tatters is to pretend they’re married during the journey. That means kissing like they mean it and even sharing a bed – until it becomes hard to tell where the game ends and true desire begins . . .

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-2948-2 ▪ 12.5 hours ▪ $21.98/$23.98 Can.

SNOW ON THE BAYOU               Pub Date: August 26

By Sandra Hill     Read by J.F. Harding

Joining the Navy was the second best thing that ever happened to Justin “Cage” LeBlanc. The first was Emelie Gaudet, the love of his life . . . until he was forced to leave town and swore there would be snow on the bayou before he ever returned. When Emilie learns that Justin is back in town, she wants nothing to do with the once wild Cajun teenager who broke her heart. But she can’t deny the red-hot attraction between them . . . or his efforts to prove he’s finally changed his hell-raising ways.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-2958-1 ▪ 9 hours ▪ $19.98/$21.98 Can.

THE BROKEN EYE (Lightbringer #3)       Pub Date: August 26

By Brent Weeks     Read by Simon Vance

As the old gods awaken and satrapies splinter, the Chromeria races to find the only man who can still end a civil war before it engulfs the known world. But Gavin Guile has been captured by an old enemy and enslaved on a pirate galley. Without the protection of his father, Kip Guile will have to use all his wits to survive a secret war between noble houses, religious factions, rebels, and an ascendant order of hidden assassins called The Broken Eye.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5394-4 ▪ 29.5 hours ▪ $26.98/$29.98 Can.


By Shannon Hale         Read by Kathleen McInerney

Class is back in session at Ever After High! Bump destinies with your favorite fairytale friends and embark on a new spellbinding adventure. Will it be with the reigning Royals, like alpha-queen-to-be Apple White and adventurista Briar Beauty? Or with the restless Rebels, like the wicked cool Raven Queen and the lone wolf Cerise Hood? Your happily forever after starts now in this totally legendary third audiobook by bestselling author Shannon Hale!

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-2811-9 ▪ 7.5 hours ▪ $19.98/$21.98 Can.

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