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  1. 15.0 hrs • Mar/21/2017 • Unabridged

    A dazzling look at Mayan mythology incarnate from New York Times bestselling author Steve AltenFor two thousand years, the Mayan Calendar has prophesied the end of mankind on a date equating to December 21st, 2012. As that day approaches, greed, corruption, economic collapse, and violence seem to be pushing our species to the predicted brink of disaster. But there is another doomsday threat looming in our near future, a very real threat that can wipe out not only humanity but our entire planet.Phobos: Mayan Fear, Steve Alten’s third book in the Mayan prophecy-based Domain series, is a doomsday rollercoaster ride of adventure that follows Immanuel Gabriel to the end of the world and back again for one last shot at salvation. During Immanuel’s journey with his deceased grandfather, archaeologist Julius Gabriel, Julius reveals everything the Mayans knew and feared—from the secrets of creation that predate the Big Bang to the existence of extraterrestrials that have come to Earth to save our species.The universe is not what it seems, nor is human existence. The ticking clock of physicality that begins at conception and terminates with our final breath is neither the end nor the beginning, but an elaborate ruse constructed as a test.We are failing miserably.

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    Phobos

    15.0 hrs • Mar/21/2017 • Unabridged
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  2. 11.9 hrs • Feb/14/2017 • Unabridged

    Overworld. It’s more than just the world’s most popular e-sport—for thousands of VR teams around the globe, Overworld is life. It means fame and fortune, or maybe it’s a ticket out of obscurity or poverty. If you have a connection to the internet and four friends you trust with your life, anything is possible.Marisa Carneseca is on the hunt for a mysterious hacker named Grendel when she receives word that her amateur Overworld team has been invited to Forward Motion, one of the most exclusive tournaments of the year. For Marisa, this could mean everything—a chance to finally go pro and to help her family, stuck in an LA neighborhood on the wrong side of the growing divide between the rich and the poor. But Forward Motion turns out to be more than it seems—rife with corruption, infighting, and danger—and Marisa runs headlong into Alain Bensoussan, a beautiful, dangerous underground freedom fighter who reveals to her the darker side of the forces behind the tournament. It soon becomes clear that, in this game, winning might be the only way to get out alive.Dan Wells returns to the dark, perilous world of 2050 Los Angeles with another pulse-pounding story of betrayal, mystery, and suspense set in a stunning tech-noir landscape.

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    Ones and Zeroes

    11.9 hrs • Feb/14/2017 • Unabridged
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  3. 19.2 hrs • Dec/27/2016 • Unabridged

    What happens to us when we die? Is there really an afterlife? Do we possess a soul? Does God exist? For Michael Gabriel, the answers to these questions lie in another dimension, a realm of eternity where there is no concept of time, only pure life force, pure existence, and pure evil.Now, as was foretold five hundred years ago in the Mayan Popol Vuh, Michael’s sons are born: white-haired, azure-eyed Jacob, blessed with inhuman physical prowess, intelligence, and insight into the cosmos, and dark-haired Immanuel, who refuses his genetic calling, desiring only a normal life. Only the combined powers of the Gabriel twins can resurrect their savior-father and save the human race from an eternity of repeating its own self-destruction.But on this fateful day another child is born. Exposed to the uglier side of existence and empowered by her posthuman genetics, the beautiful, schizophrenic Lilith will travel down a darker path that leads to eon-distant Xibalba (the Mayan version of Hell) and an epic battle of good versus evil and the final destiny of the human race.

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    Resurrection

    19.2 hrs • Dec/27/2016 • Unabridged
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  4. 17.5 hrs • Nov/15/2016 • Unabridged

    An asteroid impacts Earth, forever changing life on our planet. Only the object wasn’t an asteroid …For thirty-two years, archaeologist Julius Gabriel investigated the Mayan calendar, a 2,500-year-old enigma of time and space that predicts humanity will perish on December 21, 2012 (the winter solstice). Julius believes that certain mysterious sites: the Great Pyramid of Giza, Stonehenge, the giant desert drawings of the Nazca Plateau, the temple of Angkor Wat, the Pyramid of the Sun, and the key site—the Kukulcán Pyramid at Chichén Itzá in the Yucatán Peninsula, site of the ancient asteroid impact—represent pieces of a global puzzle linked to the salvation of our species. Ridiculed by his peers, Julius dies before he can solve the doomsday prophecy. Now, only one person can prevent our annihilation—Julius’ son, Michael, a patient locked up in a Miami mental asylum.Miami, 2012. Psychology major Dominique Vazquez reports to a Miami asylum to complete her graduate internship. The new director assigns her to a special patient—Mick Gabriel, a paranoid schizophrenic with a high IQ. Mick attempts to charm her into believing his father’s theories of the apocalypse so he can escape. What Dominique doesn’t realize is that she represents Mick’s last hope of saving humanity.Fall equinox, 2012. As it has done for a thousand years, a serpent’s shadow appears on the northern balustrade of the Kukulcán Pyramid. As a rare galactic alignment occurs, a deep space radio transmission reaches Earth, activating the remnants of an object buried long ago in the Gulf of Mexico. It is the beginning of the end.

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    Domain

    17.5 hrs • Nov/15/2016 • Unabridged
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  5. 0.7 hrs • Oct/04/2016 • Unabridged

    Las Aventuras de Bella & Harry es una colección de libros que narra las escapadas de un cachorro llamado Bella, de su hermanito Harry, y de su familia según exploran las vistas y sonidos de nuevas y excitantes ciudades de todo el mundo. Esta colección ofrece una manera informativa y excitante de presentar a los niños todo sobre viajes, países y costumbres diferentes, su historia, sus puntos de interés y demás; lo que seguro se ganará el afecto de nuestros pequeños oyentes.Comparte momentos con Bella y Harry en su viaje familiar por Londres, y visita el Puente de la Torre (Tower Bridge), el Palacio de Buckingham, Stonehenge y otros lugares destacados. Por el camino presentarán típicos platos gastronómicos.A continuación, únete a Bella y a Harry en su viaje familiar por París, mientras descubren el Louvre, la Torre Eiffel, el Arco del Triunfo y otros fascinantes lugares. No faltará una introducción para nuestros jóvenes de la cocina local y de algunas frases básicas en francés.Prosigue tu viaje uniéndote a Bella, a Harry y a su familia en su viaje por Barcelona, descubriendo Las Ramblas, La Sagrada Familia y el Parque Guell, entre otros lugares magníficos. También oirás hablar de la cocina local (caso de las tapas) y frases útiles en catalán.Por último, sigue a Bella y Harry en su viaje por la Ciudad de Nueva York en plena Navidad. Los cachorros se pasearán por la Quinta Avenida (Fifth Avenue), sin perderse de vista el gran árbol navideño del Rockefeller Center, yendo a patinar sobre hielo, visitando el Radio City Music Hall y demás; todo mientras degustan los típicos bocados urbanos neoyorquinos.Las cómicas y informativas aventuras de Bella y Harry estimularán la imaginación de nuestros niños, fomentando una sed especial de conocimiento del mundo en el que habitan.

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    Las Aventuras de Bella & Harry, Vol. 7

    0.7 hrs • Oct/04/2016 • Unabridged
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  6. 4.2 hrs • Jul/01/2016 • Unabridged

    Lupita’s hard-knock life has gotten the better of her time and time again. A childhood robbed of innocence set off a chain of events that she still has not managed to control, no matter how hard she tries. Every time she thinks she has a handle on things, unexpected turns make her question everything, including herself.When Lupita witnesses the murder of a local politician whom she greatly admires, the ghosts of her past resurface as she tries to cope with the present. She quickly falls back into her old self-destructive habits and becomes a target of Mexico’s corrupt political machine. As the powers that be kick into high gear to ensure the truth remains hidden, Lupita finds solace in the purity of indigenous traditions. While she learns how to live simply, like her ancestors, she comes to understand herself and rediscovers light within a dark life. And if there is hope for Lupita’s redemption, perhaps there is hope for Mexico.

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    Pierced by the Sun

    4.2 hrs • Jul/01/2016 • Unabridged
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  7. 13.2 hrs • Apr/19/2016 • Unabridged

    Snatched is the electric tale by the New York Times bestselling author of Blow, Bruce Porter, that tells the true story of a woman caught between two worlds, with her life dangling in the balance.Raised an aristocrat in Colombia and educated in European schools, Pilar transfixes everyone with her charm and her guile. She also falls for dangerous men and finds herself drawn into the highest levels of the cocaine trade.After two failed marriages and a harrowing escape from the drug life, she settles down to a quiet existence in Florida with her children—until her second husband tries to cut short his prison term by giving her name over to members of a new task force being formed by the DEA. They induce Pilar, now a middle-aged woman, to infiltrate the Cali cartel as the head of a vast money-laundering sting.Named Operation Princess, the scheme leads to the seizure of tens of millions of dollars, along with some $500 million worth of cocaine and the exposure of hundreds of high-level traffickers, becoming one of the most daring and successful stings in DEA history.But Pilar plays her part too well. Her success as a money launderer gets her kidnapped and then ransomed by a band of guerrillas in South America—and the United States government refuses to negotiate. It’s left to her low-level handlers in the DEA to get her back before her kidnappers discover they have a federal agent in their clutches.

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    Snatched

    13.2 hrs • Apr/19/2016 • Unabridged
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  8. 7.0 hrs • Feb/23/2016 • Unabridged

    Six foot tall and spicy hot, Sheriff Daniel Galvez wasn’t the kind of man women said no to. Unless you were Lauren Maxwell. Years ago, Daniel had worked a case that had destroyed her family … and her trust in men.Now Lauren’s come home, a trauma doctor, all cool-eyed and distant. Still, something about this brave woman stirred up Daniel’s emotions. Lucky for him Lauren needed a strong lawman to help her safeguard a battered teenage patient. Holed up together, Daniel swore to bridge the distance between them—even if it meant having his own heart broken again.

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    Shelter from the Storm

    7.0 hrs • Feb/23/2016 • Unabridged
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  9. 11.0 hrs • Feb/16/2016 • Unabridged

    From Dan Wells, author of the New York Times bestselling Partials Sequence, comes the first book in a new sci-fi–noir series set in a seedy, thrilling, sun- and technology-soaked Los Angeles circa 2050.Los Angeles in 2050 is a city of open doors, as long as you have the right connections. That connection is a djinni—a smart device implanted right in a person’s head. In a world where virtually everyone is online twenty-four hours a day, this connection is like oxygen—and a world like that presents plenty of opportunities for someone who knows how to manipulate it.Marisa Carneseca is one of those people. She might spend her days in Mirador, the small, vibrant LA neighborhood where her family owns a restaurant, but she lives on the net—going to school, playing games, hanging out, or doing things of more questionable legality with her friends Sahara and Anja. And it’s Anja who first gets her hands on Bluescreen—a virtual drug that plugs right into a person’s djinni and delivers a massive, nonchemical, completely safe high. But in this city, when something sounds too good to be true, it usually is, and Mari and her friends soon find themselves in the middle of a conspiracy that is much bigger than they ever suspected.Dan Wells, author of the New York Times bestselling Partials Sequence, returns with a stunning new vision of the near future—a breathless cyber-thriller where privacy is the world’s most rare resource and nothing, not even the thoughts in our heads, is safe.

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    Bluescreen

    11.0 hrs • Feb/16/2016 • Unabridged
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  10. 10.1 hrs • Jan/26/2016 • Unabridged

    From the extraordinary Colombian French politician and activist Ingrid Betancourt, a stunning debut novel about freedom and fate Set against the backdrop of Argentina’s Dirty War and infused with magical realism, The Blue Line is a breathtaking story of love and betrayal by one of the world’s most renowned writers and activists. Ingrid Betancourt, author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Even Silence Has an End, draws on history and personal experience in this deeply felt portrait of a woman coming of age as her country falls deeper and deeper into chaos. Buenos Aires, the 1970s. Julia inherits from her grandmother a gift, precious and burdensome. Sometimes visions appear before her eyes, mysterious and terrible apparitions from the future, seen from the perspective of others. From the age of five, Julia must intervene to prevent horrific events. In fact, as her grandmother tells her, it is her duty to do so—otherwise she will lose her gift. At fifteen, Julia falls in love with Theo, a handsome revolutionary four years her senior. Their lives are turned upside down when Juan Perón, the former president and military dictator, returns to Argentina. Confronted by the realities of military dictatorship, Julia and Theo become Montoneros sympathizers and radical idealists, equally fascinated by Jesus Christ and Che Guevara. Captured by death squadrons, they somehow manage to escape …In this remarkable novel, Betancourt, an activist who spent more than six years held hostage by the FARC in the depths of Colombian jungle, returns to many of the themes of Even Silence Has an End. The Blue Line is a story centered on the consequences of oppression, collective subservience, and individual courage, and, most of all, the notion that belief in the future of humanity is an act of faith most beautiful and deserving.

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    The Blue Line

    10.1 hrs • Jan/26/2016 • Unabridged
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  11. 14.6 hrs • Nov/15/2015 • Unabridged

    Barcelona, 1952. General Franco’s fascist government is at the height of its oppressive powers, casting a black shadow across the city. When wealthy socialite Mariona Sobrerroca is found dead in her mansion in the exclusive Tibidabo district, the police scramble to seize control of the investigation. Ana Martí Noguer, an eager young journalist, is surprised to be assigned this important story, shadowing Inspector Isidro Castro.But Ana soon realizes that a bundle of strange letters unearthed at the scene point to a sequence of events dramatically different from the official version. She enlists the help of her cousin Beatriz, a scholar, and what begins as an intriguing puzzle opens up a series of revelations that implicate the regime’s most influential figures. As the conspiracy unfolds, Ana’s courage and Beatriz’s wits will be their only weapons against the city’s corrupt and murderous elite.

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    The Whispering City

    14.6 hrs • Nov/15/2015 • Unabridged
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  12. 12.2 hrs • Nov/18/2014 • Unabridged

    It’s been one year since a virus triggered junk DNA and people all over the world started changing, becoming something else, craving blood. It’s been ten months since the word vampire stopped being something from old monster stories and Hollywood movies. It’s been six months since our world and theirs erupted into war, two since an uneasy peace was signed, and one hour since that peace was shattered. The war is here again—the vampire war. Our world will burn; our world will bleed. When anyone can turn, when every street is a battlefield, there is nowhere to run.V Wars: Blood and Fire features all-new stories of the Vampire Wars by Kevin J. Anderson, Scott Sigler, Larry Correia, Joe McKinney, Yvonne Navarro, Weston Ochse, James A. Moore, and Jonathan Maberry.

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  13. 9.6 hrs • Aug/26/2014 • Unabridged

    Two divorces have taught Mariela Estevez that she’s better suited to being a mistress than a wife. Whose heart needs all that “forever after” trouble? Still, her affair with her married lover, Hector, has become problematic—especially because he’s also a tenant in her apartment building in the heart of Miami’s Calle Ocho in Little Havana. But when Hector is found dead just steps from Mariela’s back door, on the eve of her fortieth birthday, she’s forced to examine her life—and come up with a plan to save it, fast.Complicating matters, Hector’s passing sparks the unexpected return of a gift Mariela rejected years ago and thought she’d never have to face again: clairvoyance. Suddenly, Mariela’s visions come swiftly and unbidden, as do revelations about her other tenants. Lost loves, hidden yearnings, old jealousies—all reside on Calle Ocho. Most of all, Mariela’s second sight awakens her not just to the truth about Hector’s death and the secrets in others’ lives—but to the possibilities blooming within her own.With warmth, wit, and insight, award-winning author Anjanette Delgado explores one woman’s flawed but heartfelt attempt to live and love well, transporting listeners to the center of contemporary Little Havana and a community of uniquely human, unforgettable characters.

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    The Clairvoyant of Calle Ocho

    9.6 hrs • Aug/26/2014 • Unabridged
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  14. 7.0 hrs • Jun/03/2014 • Unabridged

    With the mystery and suspense of the Pretty Little Liars series, the Hollywood drama of Lauren Conrad’s LA Candy, and the creepiness of Michelle Hodkin’s The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, Vivian Divine Is Dead will thrill fans of emotionally charged, fast-paced, contemporary fiction.Teen celebrity Vivian Divine has had a rough six months—her movie-star mother was murdered, and her boyfriend cheated on her with her best friend. Through it all, she’s had to smile for the camera—this is the stuff the tabloids live for, after all.When a death threat arrives with her fan mail, Vivian decides to run to Mexico, hoping to escape whoever it is who wants her dead. There, she finds an ally in the mysterious and charming Nick, but even he seems like he can’t be trusted. As Vivian travels deeper into Mexico, she finds herself asking a horrifying question: If she can’t hide from the paparazzi, what makes her think she can elude a madman?Filled with surprising twists, poignant moments, and the snark of a Hollywood starlet suddenly on her own, Vivian Divine Is Dead brings a fresh new voice to contemporary fiction.

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    Vivian Divine Is Dead

    7.0 hrs • Jun/03/2014 • Unabridged
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  15. 5.0 hrs • May/13/2014 • Unabridged

    A young mother in Mexico City, captive to a past that both overwhelms and liberates her, and a house she cannot abandon or fully occupy, writes a novel of her days as a translator living in New York. A young translator, adrift in Harlem, is desperate to translate and publish the works of Gilberto Owen, an obscure Mexican poet who lived in Harlem during the 1920s and whose ghostly presence haunts her in the city’s subways. And Gilberto Owen, dying in Philadelphia in the 1950s, convinced he is slowly disappearing, recalls his heyday decades before; his friendships with Nella Larsen and Federico García Lorca; and the young woman in a red coat he saw in the windows of passing trains. As the voices of the narrators overlap and merge, they drift into one single stream, an elegiac evocation of love and loss.Valeria Luiselli’s debut signals the arrival of a major international writer and an unexpected and necessary voice in contemporary fiction.

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    Faces in the Crowd

    5.0 hrs • May/13/2014 • Unabridged
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  16. 13.7 hrs • Apr/01/2014 • Unabridged

    Too long to be a short story, too short to be a novel—welcome to the surprisingly potent world of the novelette. The award-winning magazine Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show has been an online haven for this powerful form of storytelling since 2005. Now its editors have selected their all-time favorite science fiction novelettes from the magazine’s eight-year history and reprinted them together in one big book of reading pleasure. Anything that is remotely possible—futures near and far, artificial intelligence and alien encounters, alternate timelines and alternate theories about creating universes, planet-eating black holes and lunar racetracks—is all here under the big tent of Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show.This anthology features stories by such award-winning authors as Orson Scott Card, Wayne Wightman, Aliette de Bodard, Eric James Stone, Mary Robinette Kowal, Stephen Kotowych, Jackie Gamber, Greg Siewert, Jamie Todd Rubin, Brad R. Torgersen, and Marina J. Lostetter, plus an all-new essay by Orson Scott Card about writing the character of Ender.

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