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June audio book releases from Hachette

GO WILD              Pub Date: June 3

By John J. Ratey M.D. and Richard Manning         Read by Dan Woren

Harvard Medical School professor John Ratey, MD, and journalist Richard Manning reveal that although civilization has rapidly evolved, our bodies stopped changing long ago – creating a disconnect between how we live and what is best for us.  The audiobook addresses modern diseases (from diabetes to cancer to addiction); the problems of the modern diet; exercise; sleep; mindfulness and relationships; and much more.

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-7729-2 ▪ 8 CD/9 hours ▪ $30.00/$33.00 Can.

THE FARM*              Pub Date: June 3

By Tom Rob Smith             Read by James Langton and Suzanne Toren

Daniel believed that his parents were enjoying a peaceful retirement on a remote farm in Sweden. But with a single phone call, everything changes. Caught between his parents, and unsure of who to believe or trust, Daniel becomes his mother’s unwilling judge and jury as she tells him an urgent tale of secrets, of lies, of a crime and a conspiracy that implicates his own father.

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-5312-8 ▪ 8 CD/9.5 hours ▪ $30.00/$33.00 Can. 

THE APPROVAL FIX              Pub Date: June 3

By Joyce Meyer       Read by Jodi Carlisle

In THE APPROVAL FIX, #1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer gives you practical insights that will help you learn how to accept who you are and become the unique individual God created you to be. You’ll experience greater confidence, deeper emotional stability, and healthier relationships – the life you’re really longing for.

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-5348-7 ▪ 3 CD/3.5 hours ▪ $20.00/$22.00 Can.

SUNSET EMBRACE            Pub Date: June 10

By Sandra Brown       Read by Ellen Archer

Lydia and Ross have both been hurt in the past. However, they find themselves thrown together, fighting the same enemy and unable to stop the events that will eventually pit one man’s vengeance against the strength of a woman’s love.  This classic is now available in audio for the first time.

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-2749-5 ▪ 13 CD/14 hours ▪ $25.00/$28.00 Can.

ROBERT LUDLUM’S ™ THE BOURNE ASCENDANCY*            Pub Date: June 10

By Eric Van Lustbader   Read by Holter Graham

Kidnapped and transported to an underground bunker, Jason Bourne finds himself face-to-face with an infamous terrorist named El Ghadan (“Tomorrow”) who holds former co-director of Treadstone, Soraya Moore and her two-year-old daughter captive.  Meanwhile, the President of the United States is in the midst of brokering a historic peace treaty between the Israelis and the Palestinians – an event that El Ghadan is desperate to prevent. Bourne must make a monstrous choice: save Soraya and her daughter, or save the President.

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-7954-8 ▪ 12 CD/15 hours ▪ $35.00/$39.00 Can.

THE SILKWORM*                          Pub Date: June 19

By Robert Galbraith Read by Robert Glenister

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike.  As Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine’s disappearance than his wife realizes.  A compulsively readable crime novel with twists at every turn, THE SILKWORM is the second in the highly acclaimed series featuring Cormoran Strike and his determined young assistant, Robin Ellacott.  Robert Galbriath is the pseudonym for J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series and The Casual Vacancy. 

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-8090-2 ▪ 14 CD/17 hours ▪ $40.00/$44.00 Can.

INVISIBLE*                                                    Pub Date: June 23

By James Patterson and David Ellis                 Read by January LaVoy and Kevin T. Collins

Everyone thinks Emmy Dockery is crazy.  Not even Emmy’s ex-boyfriend, field agent Harrison “Books” Bookman, will believe her that hundreds of kidnappings, rapes, and murders are all connected. That is, until Emmy finds a piece of evidence he can’t afford to ignore.  No motives, no murder weapons, no suspects.  INVISIBLE is James Patterson’s scariest, most chilling stand-alone thriller yet.

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-0034-4 ▪ 8 CD/9 hours ▪ $35.00/$39.00 Can.

MIDDLE SCHOOL: SAVE RAFE!*            Pub Date: June 23

By James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts   Read by Bryan Kennedy

After a rough summer, Rafe is heading back to the dreaded Hills Village Middle School, the site of the very worst years of his life. And as if that’s not bad enough, he’s learned that he’s going to be held back a year unless he can prove himself on an outdoor survival excursion – complete with dangerous white-water rafting, dizzying rock climbing, and fanatical counselors.  Can Rafe come out of the experience in one piece? And if he does, he go home as the same insecure kid?

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-5350-0 ▪ 4 CD/4.5 hours ▪ $18.00/$20.00 Can.

THE MATCHMAKER*            Pub Date: June 24

By Elin Hilderbrand       Read by Erin Bennett

48-year-old Nantucketer Dabney Kimball Beech has always had a gift for matchmaking.  Dabney has never been wrong about romance. Never, that is, except in the case of herself and Clendenin Hughes, the green-eyed boy who took her heart with him long ago when he left the island to pursue his dream of becoming a journalist.  But when tragedy threatens her own second chance, Dabney must face the choices she’s made and make use of her gift before it’s too late.

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-6078-8524-5 ▪ 10 CD/12.5 hours ▪ $35.00/$39.00 Can.

 THE NOTEBOOK            Pub Date: June 24

By Nicholas Sparks   Read by Barry Bostwick

Every so often a love story so captures our hearts that it becomes more than a story – it becomes an experience to remember forever.   It is a celebration of how passion can be ageless and timeless, a tale that moves us to laughter and tears and makes us believe in true love all over again…  Now, Nicholas Sparks’s beloved first novel is available in a specially priced limited edition audio CD edition to tie-in to the 10th anniversary of the film adaptation.

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-8222-7 ▪ 5 CD/6 hours ▪ $10.00/$11.00 Can.

THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD*              Pub Date: June 3

By Michael Koryta    Read by Robert Petkoff

When 13-year-old Jace Wilson witnesses a brutal murder, he’s plunged into a new life, issued a false identity and hidden in a wilderness skills program for troubled teens. The plan is to get Jace off the grid while police find the two killers.  The killers, known as the Blackwell Brothers, are slaughtering anyone who gets in their way in a methodical quest to reach him.  The clock is ticking, the mountains are burning, and those who wish Jace Wilson dead are no longer far behind.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5353-1 ▪ 10.5 hours ▪ $25.98/$28.98 Can.

HOME LEAVE              Pub Date: June 3

By Brittani Sonnenberg      Read by Leslie Bellair

Chris Kriegstein is a man on the move, with a career that catapults his family across North America, Europe, and Asia. For his wife, Elise, the hardship of chronic relocation is soothed by the allure of reinvention.  But it’s the Kriegstein daughters, Leah and Sophie, who face the most tumult. When the family suffers a loss, they can’t help but wonder: Was it meant to be, or did one decision change their lives forever? And what does it mean when home is everywhere and nowhere at the same time?

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5357-9 ▪ 7 hours ▪ $24.98/$27.98 Can.

WHAT IS VISIBLE Pub Date: June 3

By Kimberly Elkins Read by Joanna Howarth

Laura Bridgman was the first deaf and blind person to learn language – fifty years before Helen Keller. Laura also couldn’t taste or smell; she lost all senses but touch from a bout with scarlet fever at age two. Since Laura was considered the second most famous woman in the world in the nineteenth century (second only to Queen Victoria), it is astonishing that she has been virtually erased from history. WHAT IS VISIBLE will set the record straight.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-6196-9827-7 ▪ 11 hours ▪ $25.98/$28.98 Can.

GODS OF RISK: AN EXPANSE NOVELLA Pub Date: June 3

By James S.A. Corey         Read by Erik Davies

As tension between Mars and Earth mounts, and terrorism plagues the Martian city of Londres Nova, sixteen-year-old David Draper is fighting his own lonely war. When his friend Leelee goes missing, David takes it upon himself to save her. Set in the hard-scrabble solar system of Leviathan Wakes and Caliban’s War, GODS OF RISK deepens James S. A. Corey’s acclaimed Expanse series.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-2970-3 ▪ 2.5 hours ▪ $4.98/$5.98 Can.

SPECIAL HEART Pub Date: June 3

By Bret Bair with Jim Mills           Read by the Author

SPECIAL HEART is a deeply touching personal story told through the eyes of a journalist as he faces the most daunting challenge in life: caring for his critically ill newborn son.  Fox News Channel anchorman Bret Bair reflects on past challenges as he looks forward with hope, chronicling the steps on his path to national prominence as a television anchor, as well as his unexpected journey into the world of pediatric cardiac disease.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-0084-9 ▪ 9 hours ▪ $24.98/$27.98 Can.

 

SO MUCH A PART OF YOU            Pub Date: June 10

By Polly Dugan       Read by Sandy Rustin

The friends we make in our 20s and 30s change our lives in ways we could never guess, and the tender linked stories in debut author Polly Dugan’s collection explore the multiple ways our relationships are intertwined.  Dugan explores how each of these women transition from one stage of life to another, the ripple effects of their emotional choices poignantly rising to the surface.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-7974-6 ▪ 5.5 hours ▪ $24.98/$27.98 Can.

THE CARNIVORE’S MANIFESTO            Pub Date: June 10

By Patrick Martins with Mike Edison, Foreword by Alice Waters        Read by Mike Edison

With the destructive forces of the fast-food industry and factory farming poisoning our planet and bodies, we must make smart, informed choices about the meat we eat and where it comes from. With wit, and insight, and no small amount of provocation, THE CARNIVORE’S MANIFESTO is both a revolutionary call to arms and a rollicking good listen that will inspire, engage, and challenge anyone interested in the way we eat today.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5388-3 ▪ 3.5 hours ▪ $24.98/$27.98 Can.

THE ICE CREAM QUEEN OF ORCHARD STREET            Pub Date: June 10

By Susan Jane Gilman           Read by the Author

In 1913, Malka Treynovsky flees Russia with her family.  Yet no sooner do they land on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, than Malka is crippled and abandoned in the street.  Taken in by a tough-loving Italian ices peddler, she manages to survive through cunning and inventiveness.  However, when her past begins to catch up with her, everything she has spent her life building is at stake.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-6196-9652-5 ▪ 16.5 hours ▪ $24.98/$27.98 Can.

ROADSIDE MBA            Pub Date: June 10

By Michael Mazzeo, Paul Oyer and Scott Schaefer     Read by Steve Gibbons

Instead of teaching the tried-and-true case studies involving GE and Microsoft, three former colleagues from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management decided to pull their heads out of their ivory towers and go on the road in search of insights about product differentiation, pricing, brand management, and a host of other topics that hold valuable lessons for executives and entrepreneurs.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-7792-6 ▪ 7.5 hours ▪ $25.98/$28.98 Can.

WITHOUT YOU            Pub Date: June 10

By Saskia Sarginson             Read by Lucy Price-Lewis

1984 – Suffolk, England.  When 17-year-old Eva goes missing at sea, everyone presumes that she drowned. Her parents’ relationship is falling apart, undermined by guilt and grief. But her sister, Faith, refuses to consider a life without Eva; she’s determined to find her sister and bring her home alive.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5360-9 ▪ 10 hours ▪ $22.98/$24.98 Can.

THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS*            Pub Date: June 10

By M.R. Carey    Read by Finty Williams

Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair.  Melanie loves school. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she’ll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn’t know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad. THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS is a terrifying, heartbreaking, genre-defying thriller about hope and humanity and a little girl who tries to save the world.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5359-3 ▪ 13 hours ▪ $24.98/$27.98 Can.

WE MAKE THE ROAD BY WALKING            Pub Date: June 10

By Brian D. McLaren           Read by the Author

This audiobook offers everything you need to explore what a difference an honest, living, growing faith can make in our world today.  If you’re seeking a fresh way to experience and practice your faith, if you’re a long-term Christian seeking new vitality, or if you feel out of place in traditional church circles, this audiobook will inspire and activate you in your spiritual journey.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5379-1 ▪ 11 hours ▪ $24.98/$27.98 Can.

DEFINE “NORMAL”            Pub Date: June 10

By Julie Anne Peters   Read by Christine Lakin

This thoughtful, wry story is about two girls – a “punk” and a “priss” – who find themselves facing each other in a peer-counseling program and discover that they have some surprising things in common.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-8080-3 ▪ 5.5 hours ▪ $17.98/$19.98 Can.

LIES MY GIRLFRIEND TOLD ME*            Pub Date: June 10

By Julie Anne Peters   Read by Christine Lakin

When Alix’s charismatic girlfriend, Swanee, dies from sudden cardiac arrest, Alix is overcome with despair.  However, after searching Swanee’s room for mementos, Alix learns that Swanee has been leading a double life – secretly dating a girl named Liana the entire time she’s been with Alix.  Brought together by Swanee’s lies, Alix and Liana become closer than they’d thought possible. Alix knows what it feels like to be lied to – but will coming clean to Liana mean losing her, too?

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-8079-7 ▪ 7 hours ▪ $22.98/$24.98 Can.

THE CHURN: AN EXPANSE NOVELLA            Pub Date: June 10

By James S.A. Corey         Read by Erik Davies

Before his trip to the stars, before the Rocinante, Amos Burton was confined to a Baltimore where crime paid or killed you. Set in the hard-scrabble solar system of Leviathan Wakes and Caliban’s War, THE CHURN deepens James S. A. Corey’s acclaimed Expanse series.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-2969-7 ▪ 2.5 hours ▪ $4.98/$5.98 Can.

BOY21                       Pub Date: June 10

By Matthew Quick         Read by Ben Lukens

Basketball has always been an escape for Finley. He lives in a town ruled by the Irish mob, drugs, violence, and racially charged rivalries. Russ has just moved to the neighborhood, and the life of this teen basketball phenom has been turned upside by tragedy. Cut off from everyone he knows, he won’t pick up a basketball. As their final year of high school brings these two boys together, a unique friendship may turn out to be the answer they both need.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-3024-2 ▪ 5 hours ▪ $17.98/$19.98 Can.

THE FEVER*            Pub Date: June 17

By Megan Abbott    Read by Caitlin Davies, Kirby Heyborne, and Joe Barrett

The Nash family is close-knit. Tom is a popular teacher, father of two teens: Eli, a hockey star and girl magnet, and his sister Deenie, a diligent student.  However, when Deenie’s best friend is struck by a terrifying, unexplained seizure in class, rumors of a hazardous outbreak spread through the family, school and community.  As hysteria and contagion swell, a series of tightly held secrets emerges, threatening to unravel friendships, families and the town’s fragile idea of security.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-6196-9716-4 ▪ 9 hours ▪ $25.98/$28.98 Can.

CIBOLA BURN*            Pub Date: June 17

By James S.A. Corey         Read by Erik Davies

Settlers stream out from humanity’s home planets in a vast, poorly controlled flood, landing on a new world.  Holden and his crew must also contend with the growing tensions between the settlers and the company which owns the official claim to the planet. Both sides will stop at nothing to defend what’s theirs, but soon a terrible disease strikes and only Holden – with help from the ghostly Detective Miller – can find the cure.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-0082-5 ▪ 21.5 hours ▪ $29.98/$32.98 Can.

I AM THE MISSION            Pub Date: June 17

By Allen Zadoff        Read by John Salwin

He was the perfect assassin. No name. No past. No remorse. Perfect, that is, until he began to ask questions and challenge his orders.  Boy Nobody finds himself lost in a mission where nothing is as it seems: not The Program, his allegiances, nor the truth.  The riveting second audiobook in the Boy Nobody series delivers heart-pounding action and a shocking new twist that makes Boy Nobody question everything he has believed.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5361-6 ▪ 10 hours ▪ $22.98/$24.98 Can.

ZOOM            Pub Date: June 24

By Bob Berman     Read by Dan Woren, Foreword and Prologue Read by the Author

Natural motion dominates our lives and the intricate mechanics of the world around us. In ZOOM, Bob Berman explores how motion shapes every aspect of the universe, literally from the ground up. With an informative and entertaining style and a knack for distilling the wondrous, Berman spans astronomy, geology, biology, meteorology, and the history of science, uncovering how the universe and its objects move.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5352-4 ▪ 9.5 hours ▪ $25.98/$28.98 Can.

ON TENNIS            Pub Date: June 24

By David Foster Wallace    Read by Robert Petkoff

A “long-time rabid fan of tennis,” and a regionally ranked tennis player in his youth, David Foster Wallace wrote about the game like no one else. ON TENNIS presents David Foster Wallace’s five essays on the sport, published between 1990 and 2006, and hailed as some of the greatest and most innovative sports writing of our time.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-2961-1 ▪ 6 hours ▪ $9.98/$10.98 Can.

SWEET DREAMS*                       Pub Date: June 24

By Kristen Ashley      Read by Emma Taylor

The second in the Colorado Mountain book series.  When the rough-around-the-edges Tate meets the high-class Lauren, he thinks she won’t fit in as a waitress at the biker bar he partially owns.  Yet there’s more to Lauren than meets the eye, and Tate soon sets his mind on claiming her as his own. But when violence strikes the town, Tate must reveal a dark secret to Lauren – one that may put an end to their sweet dreams.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-0101-3 ▪ 25 hours ▪ $21.98/$23.98 Can.

 SWEET REVENGE            Pub Date: June 24

By Rebecca Zanetti       Read by Karen White

Matt Dean was born to fight . . . and kill. A member of a secret black-ops military unit, he was genetically engineered by the government to be the perfect soldier with an expiration date.  Laney Jacobs knows the mysterious, handsome stranger is trouble from the moment he walks into her bar, but Matt’s strong arms offer her protection and his gentle touch promises passion unlike anything she’s ever known. As lethal forces surround them, can he save them all before time runs out?

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-0288-1 ▪ 12.5 hours ▪ $19.98/$21.98 Can.

MASQUERADE                       Pub Date: June 24

By Nyrae Dawn        Read by Tavia Gilbert and Michael Goldstrom

In the third book in the Game Series, Maddox Cross has always had to be tough. Now on his own and working security at a night club, Maddox wants to become a tattoo artist – a dream that comes closer to reality when he falls for the hottest, most tatted woman he’s ever seen. Bee Malone wants Maddox to join her tattoo business, but letting him into her life means revealing all her most intimate secrets. And as the past begins to intertwine with her present, Bee fears their love may not be as permanent as their ink . . .

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-2947-5 ▪ 8 hours ▪ $19.98/$21.98 Can.

THE MILLIONAIRE AFFAIR                       Pub Date: June 24

By Jessica Lemmon    Read by Kevin Stillwell

The third in the Love in the Balance book series.  Millionaire ad executive Landon Downey has a policy: no romantic relationships allowed. So when he’s saddled with his six-year-old nephew for a week, he doesn’t think twice about asking Kimber Reynolds to act as live-in nanny.  All Kimber has to do is keep her sixteen-year crush on Landon out of the equation. No problem . . . until she realizes she may not be the only one whose heart has gotten completely tangled up in their no-strings agreement.

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-2960-4 ▪ 8.5 hours ▪ $19.98/$21.98 Can.

LICENSE TO SPILL*              Pub Date: June 24

By Lisi Harrison

Read by Zach Roe, Corey Bradberry, Audra Pagano, Christina Devallescar, and Stephanie Willis

Three girls, two guys, five secret journals. In the second book in the Pretenders series, the five most popular students at Noble High have secrets to hide; secrets they wrote down in their journals. Now one of their own exposes the private entries…

Unabridged DL ▪ 978-1-4789-5362-3 ▪ 6 hours ▪ $19.98/$21.98 Can.

 ROBERT LUDLUMS ™ THE BOURNE RETRIBUTION                                     Pub Date: June 3

By Eric Van Lustbader                               Read by Holter Graham

“Narrator Graham turns in a fine performance in this audio edition of Lustbader’s latest installment in the Jason Bourne series.”  –Publishers Weekly

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-8158-9 ▪ 12 CD/14 hours ▪ $20.00/$22.00 Can.

MISTRESS OF MY FATE Pub Date: June 3

By Hallie Rubenhold       Read by Moira Quirk

“The narrator (Moira Quirk) was brilliant and it was amazing that she could differentiate the large cast of characters. I particularly liked her dramatization of Phillip Quindle.”  –Caroline Wilson Writes

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-5165-0 ▪ 16 CD/17.5 hours ▪ $15.00/$17.00 Can.

THE LAND OF STORIES: THE ENCHANTRESS RETURNS Pub Date: June 3

By Chris Colfer           Read by the Author

“Colfer’s vocal virtuosity and acting ability is clear in the distinct voices and personalities of the varied characters he has created… The surprise ending holds a promise for more adventures, a reassurance to listeners.”  –Booklist

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-8364-4 ▪ 9 CD/11 hours ▪ $15.00/$17.00 Can.

SQUIRREL SEEKS CHIPMUNK Pub Date: June 3

By David Sedaris   Read by the Author, Dylan Baker, Elaine Stritch, and Sian Phillips

“The audio version of this book is not to be missed!”  –Bewitched Bookworms

Unabridged CD 978-1-4789-3023-5 ▪ 3 CD/3 hours ▪ $15.00/$17.00 Can.

OUTLAW            Pub Date: June 10

By Ted Dekker   Read by Nichola Barber

“I’d be remiss if I did not mention Nicola Barber, the narrator; her voice set the ambiance for the entire book… In OUTLAW the reader will experience envy, anger, greed, love, forgiveness, and grace. This is the book of the year!”  –Readers’ Favorite

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-5365-4 ▪ 9 CD/11 hours ▪ $20.00/$22.00 Can.

“WHO COULD THAT BE AT THIS HOUR?”            Pub Date: June 17

By Lemony Snicket         Read by Liam Aiken

“Narrator Liam Aiken skillfully tackles the challenge of myriad odd characters, unusual situations, wordplay, and subtle humor… Listeners will not only be entertained but will also learn vocabulary in a most unusual (and memorable) way.”  –AudioFile Magazine

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-0277-5 ▪ 4 CD/4 hours ▪ $10.00/NCR

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL: BIG, FAT LIAR            Pub Date: June 23

By James Patterson and Lisa Papademetriou            Read by Cassandra Morris

“Cassandra Morris does a superb job narrating this unabridged audio book. She strikes a perfect tone as Georgia, and captures each of the other personalities well, too.”  –Parent’s Choice

Unabridged CD ▪ 978-1-4789-0075-7 ▪ 3 CD/3.5 hours ▪ $10.00/$11.00 Can. 

* Unabridged Library Edition available through Blackstone: www.BlackstoneLibrary.com. For more information, www.hachetteaudio.com

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