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  • BAD CALL by Mike Scardino. Read by Daniel Thomas May - Audiobook Excerpt
    HachetteAudio
    04:32
    Audiobooks
    67

    An adrenaline-fueled read that will stay with you long after the you turn the final page, BAD CALL is a "compulsively readable, totally unforgettable"* memoir about working on a New York City ambulance in the 1960s. (*James Patterson) Bad Call is Mike Scardino's visceral, fast-moving, and mordantly funny account of the summers he spent working as an "ambulance attendant" on the mean streets of late-1960s New York. Fueled by adrenaline and Sabrett's hot dogs, young Mike spends his days speeding from one chaotic emergency to another. His adventures take him into the middle of incipient race riots, to the scene of a plane crash at JFK airport and into private lives all over Queens, where New Yorkers are suffering, and dying, in unimaginable ways. Learning on the job, Mike encounters all manner of freakish accidents (the man who drank Drano, the woman attacked by rats, the man who inflated like a balloon), meets countless unforgettable New York characters, falls in love, is nearly murdered, and gets an early and indelible education in the impermanence of life and the cruelty of chance. Action-packed, poignant, and rich with details that bring Mike's world to technicolor life, Bad Call is a gritty portrait of a bygone era as well as a bracing reminder that, though "life itself is a fatal condition," it's worth pausing to notice the moments of beauty, hope, and everyday heroism along the way. Available July 17, 2018 from Hachette Audio as a digital download, and in Print and Ebook from Little, Brown and Company. Pre-order here: https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781478974161-bad-call https://www.downpour.com/bad-call?sp=262910 https://audiobookstore.com/audiobooks/bad-call.aspx Check out our other great titles and more at: http://www.hachetteaudio.com Follow us at: twitter.com/HachetteAudio www.tumblr.com/blog/hachetteaudio www.facebook.com/HachetteAudio

  • THE BREAKERS by Marcia Muller. Read by Elizabeth Evans - Audiobook Excerpt
    HachetteAudio
    05:20
    Audiobooks
    50

    Sharon McCone returns in New York Times bestselling author Marcia Muller's thrilling new mystery! On a foggy summer morning, private investigator Sharon McCone receives a call from her former neighbors, the Curleys. Their usually dependable daughter Chelle hasn't been answering their calls for weeks. Would Sharon check on her? Sharon arranges to visit the building Chelle had been living in and rehabbing in southwest San Francisco. Once it was a nightclub and bar, she learns, and a favorite destination for the city's elite during Prohibition. But there's something sinister about the space, and Sharon quickly discovers why. Lurking behind a divider screen is a ghastly art gallery: portraits and caricatures of mass murderers, long ago and recent. Jack the Ripper. The Zodiac and Zebra killers of the 1970s. Charles Manson and his girls. Scott Peterson, who killed his pregnant wife, Laci, and dumped her body into the Bay on Christmas Eve. What, an alarmed Sharon wonders, was Chelle doing in this chamber of horrors? And where is she now? New York Times bestselling author Marcia Muller is at her page-turning best in THE BREAKERS, as she digs into a particularly disturbing corner of San Francisco's history--one that Sharon McCone may not escape alive... Available August 14, 2018 from Hachette Audio as a digital download, and in Print and Ebook from Grand Central Publishing. Pre-order here: https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781478964278-the-breakers https://www.downpour.com/the-breakers?sp=245714 https://audiobookstore.com/audiobooks/the-breakers.aspx Check out our other great titles and more at: http://www.hachetteaudio.com Follow us at: twitter.com/HachetteAudio www.tumblr.com/blog/hachetteaudio www.facebook.com/HachetteAudio

  • Love Me, Love Me Not: An addictive psychological suspense with a twist you won’t see coming, By Katherine Debona, Read by Issy Inchbald
    HarperCollins Publishers
    16:56
    Thriller / suspense
    46

    Today isn't the first time I've thought about killing my best friend, but it is the first time I've done something about it. Since they were teenagers, Jane and Elle had been inseparable. Until the day that Elle stole the love of Jane's life. Now everything has changed. Jane wants him back, and with a little help from her horticultural obsession, she may just have found the perfect solution… A psychological suspense novel that you will not be able to put down. Perfect for fans of Louise Jensen and Clare Boyd.

  • The Secret War: Spies, Codes and Guerrillas 1939–1945, By Max Hastings, Read by Steven Crossley
    HarperCollins Publishers
    10:19
    Second World War
    77

    ‘As gripping as any spy thriller, Hastings’s achievement is especially impressive, for he has produced the best single volume yet written on the subject’ Sunday Times ‘Authoritative, exciting and notably well written’ Daily Telegraph ‘A serious work of rigourous and comprehensive history … royally entertaining and readable’ Mail on Sunday In ‘The Secret War’, Max Hastings examines the espionage and intelligence machines of all sides in World War II, and the impact of spies, code-breakers and partisan operations on events. Written on a global scale, the book brings together accounts from British, American, German, Russian and Japanese sources to tell the story of a secret war waged unceasingly by men and women often far from the battlefields but whose actions profoundly influenced the outcome. Returning to the Second World War for the first time since his best-selling ‘All Hell Let Loose’, Hastings weaves into a ‘big picture’ framework, the human stories of spies and intelligence officers who served their respective masters. Told through a series of snapshots of key moments, the book looks closely at Soviet espionage operations which dwarfed those of every other belligerent in scale, as well as the code-breaking operation at Bletchley Park – the greatest intelligence achievement of the conflict – with many more surprising and unfamiliar tales of treachery, deception, betrayal and incompetence by spies of Axis, Allied or indeterminate loyalty.

  • Santa Cruz Noir- It Follows As It Leads by Dillon Kaiser, Performed by Thom Rivera
    Audible
    01:38
    Audiobooks
    302

    Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city. Following in the footsteps of Los Angeles Noir, San Francisco Noir, San Diego Noir, Orange County Noir, and Oakland Noir, this new volume further reveals the seedy underbelly of the Left Coast. Brand-new stories by: Tommy Moore, Jessica Breheny, Naomi Hirahara, Calvin McMillin, Liza Monroy, Elizabeth McKenzie, Jill Wolfson, Ariel Gore, Jon Bailiff, Maceo Montoya, Micah Perks, Seana Graham, Vinnie Hansen, Peggy Townsend, Margaret Elysia Garcia, Lou Mathews, Lee Quarnstrom, Dillon Kaiser, Beth Lisick, and Wallace Baine. From the introduction by Susie Bright: Every town has its noir-ville. It's easy to find in Santa Cruz. We live in what’s called "paradise", where you can wake up in a pool of blood with the first pink rays of the sunrise peeking out over our mountain range. The dewy mist lifts from the bay. Don't hate us because we're beautiful - we were made that way, like Venus rising off the foam with a brick in her hand. We can't help it if you fall for it every time.... "If I lived in a place like this," visitors often say, "I'd wake up with a smile every day." Oh, we do, thank you for that. There's no beauty like a merciless beauty - and like every crepuscular predator, she thrives at dawn and dusk. You're just the innocent we've been waiting for, with your big paper cone of sugar-shark cotton, whipped out of pure nothing. We have just the ride for you, the longest tunnel ever. Santa Cruz is everything you ever dreamed, and everything you ever screamed, in one long drop you'll never forget. Santa Cruz Noir by Susie Bright-editor on Audible: http://www.audible.com/pd?asin=B07D9SSJ82&source_code=AUDOR2220605189NSM

  • CLOSE YOUR EYES, GET FREE by Grace Smith Read by the Author - Audiobook Excerpt
    HachetteAudio
    01:36
    Audiobooks
    45

    "Grace has a gift of helping others harness their own power to achieve what they really want. If you've been hitting a wall in your life, it's time to turn to Grace for a breakthrough."--Jessica Ortner, New York Times bestselling author of The Tapping Solution for Weight Loss & Body Confidence Forget what you think you know about hypnosis and learn why it is the hottest "new" technique for personal development. More and more studies are showing that hypnosis can help ease everyday stress and anxiety, as well as promote powerful healing, from our worst habits to our deepest fears. Now, Grace Smith shares her groundbreaking self- hypnosis techniques that she uses to great success with her clients to help them practice "meditation with a goal." You'll learn how the deeply relaxed state of hypnosis will allow you to access old patterns of behavior in order to transform them once and for all. You'll discover: What hypnosis is--and what it's not The real power of your subconscious mind Simple practices to help easy anxiety, boost self-confidence, quit procrastinating, overcome emotional eating, and more Available July 17, 2018 from Hachette Audio as a digital download, and in Print and Ebook from Da Capo Lifelong Books. Pre-order here: https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781478947264-close-your-eyes-get-free https://www.downpour.com/close-your-eyes-get-free?sp=186504 https://audiobookstore.com/audiobooks/close-your-eyes-get-free.aspx Check out our other great titles and more at: http://www.hachetteaudio.com Follow us at: twitter.com/HachetteAudio www.tumblr.com/blog/hachetteaudio www.facebook.com/HachetteAudio

  • THE ROAD TO FREEDOM by Johnny Baker
    HarperAudio_US
    28:15
    Audiobooks
    39

    OrderAudiobook Narrated by Johnny Baker Each one of us has hurts, hang-ups, and habits that need healing. The Road to Freedom is the path to hope for all of us who are in pain or simply stuck. With practical application and inspiration, Johnny Baker shares his story of recovering from alcoholism and offers the truths he has learned from his 25 years with Celebrate Recovery. Baker’s father, John, founded Celebrate Recovery when Baker was 15 years old. Later, Baker would become involved with alcohol himself. Even though he saw his parents’ marriage heal and watched his dad become a new person, he had to experience his own journey of healing. Baker began the process of recovery as a young adult. Now he serves on the leadership team of Celebrate Recovery, sharing his testimony of how God brought him back home. In the years since leaving alcohol behind, Baker has witnessed thousands of other lives change through the power of Christ. Whether you are dealing with substance abuse, relational struggles, or eating challenges, or you simply want to let go of what is holding you back in life, you will find answers in The Road to Freedom. In addition to telling his own story, Baker offers ten principles of healing. These life lessons remind you that pain has a purpose, small and steady improvement lasts longer than overnight change, serving others leads to deeper healing, and facing your problems is the only way to heal. The Road to Freedom will help you move from coping with hurts, hang-ups, and habits to the hope and health that only Jesus can bring.

  • THE INWARD EMPIRE by Christian Donlan Read by Daniel Weyman - Audiobook Excerpt
    HachetteAudio
    03:22
    Audiobooks
    44

    A Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection In the vein of The Noonday Demon and When Breath Becomes Air, a father's "remarkable and revelatory" account of navigating his own neurological decline while watching in wonder as his young daughter's brain activity blossoms, a stunning examination of neurology, loss, and the meaning of life. (The Sunday Times) Soon after his daughter Leontine is born, 36-year old Christian Donlan's world shifted an inch to the left. He started to miss door handles and light switches when reaching for them. He was suddenly unable to fasten the tiny buttons on his new daughter's clothes. These experiences were the early symptoms of multiple sclerosis, an incurable and degenerative neurological illness. As Leontine starts to investigate the world around her, Donlan too finds himself in a new environment, a "spook country" he calls the "Inward Empire," where reality starts to break down in bizarre, frightening, sometimes beautiful ways. Rather than turning away from this landscape, Donlan summons courage and curiosity and sets out to explore, a tourist in his own body. The result is this exquisitely observed, heartbreaking, and uplifting investigation into the history of neurology, the joys and anxieties of fatherhood, and what remains after everything we take for granted - including the functions that make us feel like ourselves - has been stripped away. Like Andrew Solomon, Paul Kalathini, and William Styron, Donlan brings meaning, grace, playfulness, and dignity to an experience that terrifies and confounds us all. Available June 26, 2018 from Hachette Audio as a digital download, and in Print and Ebook from Little, Brown and Company. Pre-order here: https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781478975748-the-inward-empire https://www.downpour.com/catalog/product/view/id/267058/s/the-inward-empire/?sp=267059 Check out our other great titles and more at: http://www.hachetteaudio.com Follow us at: twitter.com/HachetteAudio www.tumblr.com/blog/hachetteaudio www.facebook.com/HachetteAudio

  • Overcoming Your Depression with Dr. Michael Broder Preview
    BetterListen!
    01:42
    Learning
    27

    For the full download or other great tracks, visit BetterListen.com or https://www.betterlisten.com/products/overcoming-your-depression-with-dr-michael-broder Dr. Broder teaches you exactly what depression is, to identify both the triggers and causes of your depression, how to attack your depression on the spot as well as at its roots, and most importantly - how to bring about permanent relief. Through a series of state-of-the-art, clinically-proven exercises and strategies, you will quickly see results!

  • Not The Girls You're Looking For by Aminah Mae Safi, audiobook excerpt
    MacmillanAudio
    05:00
    Audiobooks
    77

    Not the Girls You're Looking For is debut author Aminah Mae Safi's honest and smart audiobook about how easy it can be to hurt those around you even if - especially if - you love them. Lulu Saad doesn't need your advice, thank you very much. She's got her three best friends and nothing can stop her from conquering the known world. Sure, for half a minute she thought she’d nearly drowned a cute guy at a party, but he was totally faking it. And fine, yes, she caused a scene during Ramadan. It's all under control. Ish. Except maybe this time she’s done a little more damage than she realizes. And if Lulu can't find her way out of this mess soon, she'll have to do more than repair friendships, family alliances, and wet clothing. She'll have to go looking for herself.

  • THE WRONG HEAVEN by Amy Bonnaffons. Read by Alex Vaillant - Audiobook Excerpt
    HachetteAudio
    03:16
    Audiobooks
    35

    Including the story "Horse," as heard on This American Life. For fans of George Saunders and Karen Russell, an "amazing, wildly inventive"* collection of stories that straddles the line between the real and the fantastical. (* Kevin Wilson) In The Wrong Heaven, anything is possible: bodies can transform, inanimate objects come to life, angels appear and disappear. Bonnaffons draws us into a delightfully strange universe, in which her conflicted characters seek to solve their sexual and spiritual dilemmas in all the wrong places. The title story's heroine reckons with grief while arguing with loquacious Jesus and Mary lawn ornaments that come to life when she plugs them in. In "Horse," we enter a world in which women transform themselves into animals through a series of medical injections. In "Alternate," a young woman convinces herself that all she needs to revive a stagnant relationship is the perfect poster of the Dalai Lama. While some of the worlds to which Bonnaffons transports us are more recognizable than others, all of them uncover the mysteries beneath the mundane surfaces of our lives. Enormously funny, boldly inventive, and as provocative as they are deeply affecting, these stories lay bare the heart of our deepest longings. Available July 17, 2018 from Hachette Audio as a digital download, and in Print and Ebook from Little, Brown and Company. Pre-order here: https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781478999676-the-wrong-heaven Check out our other great titles and more at: http://www.hachetteaudio.com Follow us at: twitter.com/HachetteAudio www.tumblr.com/blog/hachetteaudio www.facebook.com/HachetteAudio

  • Bimini Twist by Linda Greenlaw, audiobook excerpt
    MacmillanAudio
    05:00
    Audiobooks
    70

    Listen to an excerpt of Linda Greenlaw's BIMINI TWIST audiobook, read by Tavia Gilbert. From Linda Greenlaw comes another installment in the Jane Bunker Mystery series. Bimini Twist is a thrilling, small-town audiobook mystery set in Down East Maine. It seems like everyone in Green Haven knows that Jane Bunker has scored an invite to the ultra-exclusive Summer Solstice Soiree—and they all assume she’ll be in attendance, as one of the few eligible single women in town. Of course, that’s the last place Jane would like to be; hobnobbing and making small talk with the upper crust isn’t exactly her idea of a good time. She prefers to put in her hours working as an insurance investigator, and part-time as the deputy sheriff. When she gets to work one morning, the sheriff asks her to take a break on her personal war on drugs—it seems that she’s been so successful catching dealers and interrupting the flow of drugs in the area that she’s called too much attention to just how bad it’s gotten, and the community is worried that all the attention on the drug trade will deter the summer tourists that Green Haven so badly needs to keep the economy going. Instead, Jane takes on a missing person case—a young woman working at the Bar Harbor Inn has disappeared. The Inn employs foreign exchange students from all over the world during the busy summer season, and the missing Bianca Chiriac is one of them. When it becomes clear that Bianca isn’t just sleeping off a late-night party, Jane is plunged into the underbelly of the resort town, and must find the missing woman before the worst happens.

  • KNOW HOW WE GOT OUR BIBLE by Ryan M. Reeves & Charles Hill
    HarperAudio_US
    23:28
    Audiobooks
    69

    Order Audiobook https://amzn.to/2lj8BPB Narrated by Tom Parks The easy accessibility of the Bible in most of the world's major languages can obscure a dramatic and sometimes unexpected story. In Know How We Got Our Bible, scholars Ryan Reeves and Charles Hill trace the history of the Bible from its beginnings to the present day, highlighting key figures and demonstrating overall the reliability of Scripture. Reeves and Hill begin with the writing of the Bible's books (including authorship and dating), move into the formation of the Old and New Testaments (including early transmission and the development of the canon), and conclude with several chapters on Bible translation from the Latin Vulgate to the ongoing work of translation around the world today. Written simply and focused on the overarching story of how the Bible came to us today, Know How We Got Our Bible is an excellent introduction for formal students and lay learners alike. Each chapter includes reflection questions and recommended readings for further learning.

  • The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware (Audio Extract) Read By Imogen Church
    Dead Good Audio
    23:14
    Audiobooks
    394

    Penguin Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware, read by Imogen Church. When Harriet Westaway receives an unexpected letter telling her she’s inherited a substantial bequest from her Cornish grandmother, it seems like the answer to her prayers. She owes money to a loan shark and the threats are getting increasingly aggressive: she needs to get her hands on some cash fast. There's just one problem - Hal's real grandparents died more than twenty years ago. The letter has been sent to the wrong person. But Hal knows that the cold-reading techniques she’s honed as a seaside fortune teller could help her con her way to getting the money. If anyone has the skills to turn up at a stranger's funeral and claim a bequest they’re not entitled to, it’s her. Hal makes a choice that will change her life for ever. But once she embarks on her deception, there is no going back. She must keep going or risk losing everything, even her life… The brand new psychological thriller from the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10. 'The Death of Mrs Westaway is Ruth Ware's best: a dark and dramatic thriller, part murder mystery, part family drama, altogether riveting' AJ FINN, bestselling author of THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW Read more at https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/1111654/the-death-of-mrs-westaway/#b5RZwPHufr9M7LOE.99

  • ONE GOAL by Amy Bass Read by Will Collyer, Feat. an Intro. Read by the Author - Audiobook Excerpt
    HachetteAudio
    04:14
    Audiobooks
    74

    In the tradition of Friday Night Lights and Outcasts United, ONE GOAL tells the inspiring story of the soccer team in a town bristling with racial tension that united Somali refugees and multi-generation Mainers in their quest for state--and ultimately national--glory. When thousands of Somali refugees resettled in Lewiston, Maine, a struggling, overwhelmingly white town, longtime residents grew uneasy. Then the mayor wrote a letter asking Somalis to stop coming, which became a national story. While scandal threatened to subsume the town, its high school's soccer coach integrated Somali kids onto his team, and their passion began to heal old wounds. Taking readers behind the tumult of this controversial team--and onto the pitch where the teammates vied to become state champions and achieved a vital sense of understanding--ONE GOAL is a timely story about overcoming the prejudices that divide us. Available February 27, 2018 from Hachette Audio as a digital download, and in Print and Ebook from Hachette Books. Download: https://www.audible.com/pd/Sports/One-Goal-Audiobook/B07B8FWTXG?ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_2&pf_rd_p=e81b7c27-6880-467a-b5a7-13cef5d729fe&pf_rd_r=JA803VDXTJDWR61AE4H5& https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781478923794-one-goal https://www.downpour.com/one-goal?sp=246249 https://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook/one-goal-a-coach-a-team-and-the-game-that-brought-a-divided-town-together/328648 https://audiobookstore.com/audiobooks/one-goal.aspx https://www.nookaudiobooks.com/audiobook/169632/one-goal https://www.estories.com/audiobook/141710/Amy-Bass/One-Goal Check out our other great titles and more at: http://www.hachetteaudio.com Follow us at: twitter.com/HachetteAudio www.tumblr.com/blog/hachetteaudio www.facebook.com/HachetteAudio

  • Why Mummy Swears, By Gill Sims, Read by Gabrielle Glaister
    HarperCollins Publishers
    14:12
    Modern and contemporary fiction (post c. 1945)
    50

    Why Mummy Swears is the much anticipated new novel from Gill Sims, author of the hilarious Why Mummy Drinks and online sensation Peter and Jane. It’s every parents’ nightmare – the start of the school holidays – and instead of sitting in the sun, reading a book over a cold, crisp glass of Pinot Grigio, Mummy has two bored moppets to attend to. After frantically booking sports camps, child minder slots, not to mention time off work, Mummy is exhausted. But this is only the beginning… After being dragged to join the school’s PTA in the new term by an annoyingly kind-spirited neighbour, Mummy is stuck with organising the Christmas Fayre and pleasing all the overly disapproving parents. In combination with getting to know her father’s surprise new glamorous (and much younger) wife, and being forced to spend more time with her narcissistic mother, life isn’t cutting her much of a break. What more could possibly happen?

  • THIS IS REAL AND YOU ARE COMPLETELY UNPREPARED by Alan Lew. Read by Allan Robertson - Audio Excerpt
    HachetteAudio
    02:58
    Audiobooks
    35

    There are times in life when we are caught utterly unprepared: a death in the family, the end of a relationship, a health crisis. These are the times when the solid ground we thought we stood on disappears beneath our feet, leaving us reeling and heartbroken, as we stumble back to our faith. The Days of Awe encompass the weeks preceding Rosh Hashanah up to Yom Kippur, a period in which Jews take part in a series of rituals and prayers that reenact the journey of the soul through the world from birth to death. This is a period of contemplation and repentance, comparable to Lent and Ramadan. Yet, for Rabbi Alan Lew, the real purpose of this annual passage is for us to experience brokenheartedness and open our heart to God. In This is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared, Lew has marked out a journey of seven distinct stages, one that draws on these rituals to awaken our soul and wholly transform us. Weaving together Torah readings, Buddhist parables, Jewish fables and stories from his own life, Lew lays bare the meanings of this ancient Jewish passage. He reveals the path from terror to acceptance, confusion to clarity, doubt to belief, and from complacency to awe. In the tradition of When Bad Things Happen to Good People, This Is Real And You Are Completely Unprepared enables believers of all faiths to reconnect to their faith with a passion and intimacy that will resonate throughout the year. Available July 17, 2018 from Hachette Audio as a digital download, and in Print from Little, Brown and Company. Pre-order here: https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781549142741-this-is-real-and-you-are-completely-unprepared https://www.downpour.com/this-is-real-and-you-are-completely-unprepared?sp=248150 https://audiobookstore.com/audiobooks/this-is-real-and-you-are-completely-unprepared.aspx Check out our other great titles and more at: http://www.hachetteaudio.com Follow us at: twitter.com/HachetteAudio www.tumblr.com/blog/hachetteaudio www.facebook.com/HachetteAudio

  • Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914, By Max Hastings, Read by Max Hastings and Nigel Carrington
    HarperCollins Publishers
    09:36
    First World War
    50

    The Amazon History Book of the Year 2013 is a magisterial chronicle of the calamity that befell Europe in 1914 as the continent shifted from the glamour of the Edwardian era to the tragedy of total war. 1914: a year of unparalleled change. The year that diplomacy failed, Imperial Europe was thrown into its first modernised warfare and white-gloved soldiers rode in their masses across pastoral landscapes into the blaze of machine–guns. What followed were the costliest days of the entire War. But how had it happened? In Catastrophe: 1914 Max Hastings, best-selling author of the acclaimed All Hell Let Loose, answers at last how World War I could ever have begun. Ranging across Europe, from Paris to St. Petersberg, from Kings to corporals, Catastrophe 1914 traces how tensions across the continent kindled into a blaze of battles; not the stalemates of later trench-warfare but battles of movement and dash where Napoleonic tactics met with weapons from a newly industrialised age. A searing analysis of the power-brokering, vanity and bluff in the diplomatic maelstrom reveals who was responsible for the birth of this catastrophic world in arms. Mingling the experiences of humbler folk with the statesmen on whom their lives depended, Hastings asks: whose actions were justified? From the out-break of war through to its terrible making, and the bloody gambles in Sarajevo and Mons, Le Cateau, Marne and Tannenberg, this is the international story of World War I in its most severe and influential period. Published to coincide with its 100th Anniversary, Catastrophe: 1914 explains how and why this war, which shattered and changed the Western world for ever, was fought.

  • THE LAST THING I TOLD YOU by Emily Arsenault
    HarperAudio_US
    04:58
    Audiobooks
    21

    Performed by Roger Wayne. From the acclaimed author of The Evening Spider and The Broken Teaglass comes this psychological thriller about the murder of a psychologist in a quiet New England town and his former patient whose unreliable thread will keep readers guessing until the shocking end. I hear myself whispering. Not again. Not again. Why did I ever come back here? Surely because of you. Because I thought of something I’d always meant to tell you. Because you were the only one I ever really wanted to tell it to… Therapist Dr. Mark Fabian is dead—bludgeoned in his office. But that doesn’t stop former patient Nadine Raines from talking to him—in her head. Why did she come back to her hometown after so many years away? Everyone here thinks she’s crazy. And she has to admit—they might have good reason to think so. She committed a shockingly violent act when she was sixteen, and has never really been able to explain that dark impulse—even to Fabian. Now that Fabian’s dead, why is she still trying? Meanwhile, as Detective Henry Peacher investigates Fabian’s death, he discovers that shortly before he died, Fabian pulled the files of two former patients. One was of Nadine Raines, one of Henry’s former high school classmates. Henry still remembers the disturbing attack on a teacher that marked Nadine as a deeply troubled teen. More shockingly, the other file was of Johnny Streeter, who is now serving a life sentence for a mass shooting five years ago. The shooting devastated the town and everyone—including Henry, who is uncomfortable with the “hero” status the tragedy afforded him—is ready to move on. But the appearance of his file brings up new questions. Maybe there is a decades-old connection between Nadine and Streeter. And maybe that somehow explains what Nadine is doing in Fabian’s office nearly twenty years after being his patient. Or how Fabian ended up dead two days after her return. Or why Nadine has fled town once again. But as Nadine and Henry head toward a confrontation, both will discover that the secrets of people’s hearts are rarely simple, and—even in the hidden depths of a psychologist’s files—rarely as they appear.

  • HAS ANYONE SEEN THE PRESIDENT? Audiobook Excerpt
    Simon & Schuster Audio
    01:51
    Audiobooks
    187

    Listen to an excerpt from HAS ANYONE SEEN THE PRESIDENT? by Michael Lewis, read by the author. Download your copy today: Audible: https://adbl.co/2JFUP83 Google Play: http://bit.ly/2HoaXoA iTunes: https://apple.co/2JNFjXU S&S.com: http://bit.ly/2HsMLlm

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