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New Releases for August 2021

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When the Reckoning Comes

A Novel

By LaTanya McQueen
Narrated by: Kara Young
Length: 8 hours 43 minutes

A haunting novel about a black woman who returns to her hometown for a plantation wedding and the horror that ensues as she reconnects with the blood-soaked history of the land and the best friends she left behind.

More than a decade ago, Mira fled her small, segregated hometown in the south to forget. With every mile she traveled, she distanced...

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Shards of Earth

The Final Architecture: Book #1

By Adrian Tchaikovsky
Narrated by: Sophie Aldred
Length: 18 hours 43 minutes

The Arthur C. Clarke award-winning author of Children of Time brings us an extraordinary space opera about humanity on the brink of extinction, and how one man's discovery will save or destroy us all.

The war is over. Its heroes forgotten. Until one chance discovery . . .

Idris has neither aged nor slept since they remade him in the war. And one... Read more »

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Paper & Blood

Book Two of the Ink & Sigil series
Ink & Sigil: Book #2

By Kevin Hearne
Narrated by: Luke Daniels
Length: 10 hours 6 minutes

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Druid Chronicles comes book two of an “action-packed, enchantingly fun” (Booklist) spin-off series, as an eccentric master of rare magic solves a supernatural mystery Down Under!

There’s only one Al MacBharrais: Though other Scotsmen may have dramatic mustaches and a taste for fancy... Read more »

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The Heart Principle

By Helen Hoang
Narrated by: Brian Nishii & Natalie Naudus
Length: 9 hours 30 minutes

The Heart Principle

“During a year of critical burnout for many, I never expected to be so deeply touched by a book about the very same. But that is exactly what The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang did - it moved me... to tears, shouts, and fist pumps.... An undeniable masterpiece in the romance (or any) genre that I have already recommended to everyone I know.”

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Black Girls Must Die Exhausted

A Novel
Black Girls Must Die Exhausted: Book #1

By Jayne Allen
Narrated by: Marcella Cox
Length: 9 hours 52 minutes

“An author to watch!"—Emily Henry, New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read

The first novel in a captivating three-book series about modern womanhood, in which a young Black woman must rely on courage, laughter, and love—and the support of her two longtime friends—to overcome an unexpected setback that threatens the most precious thing...

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Coq au Vin

A Nanette Hayes Mystery: Book #2

By Charlotte Carter
Narrated by: Karen Murray
Length: 5 hours 27 minutes

In the second installment of the Nanette Hayes Mystery series, Nan is on her way to Paris in search of a missing relative. . . but will she lose more than just her heart in the city of love?

Nanette's life is finally getting back to normal when her mother calls her with some upsetting news: Nan's beloved bohemian Aunt Vivian has gone missing.... Read more »

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Sisters in Arms

A Novel of the Daring Black Women Who Served During World War II

By Kaia Alderson
Narrated by: Shayna Small
Length: 11 hours 7 minutes

Kaia Alderson’s debut historical fiction novel reveals the untold, true story of the Six Triple Eight, the only all-Black battalion of the Women’s Army Corps, who made the dangerous voyage to Europe to ensure American servicemen received word from their loved ones during World War II.

Grace Steele and Eliza Jones may be from completely different...

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The Madness of Crowds

A Novel
Chief Inspector Gamache Novel: Book #17

By Louise Penny
Narrated by: Robert Bathurst
Length: 14 hours 50 minutes

"Robert Bathurst's narration is calm, collected, and earnest, reflecting the blend of emotion and professionalism that Gamache embodies as an investigator. It's perfect for listeners seeking both captivating intrigue and insightful reflection." -- BookPage

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache returns to Three Pines in #1 New York Times bestseller...

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The Family Plot

A Novel

By Megan Collins
Narrated by: Emily Tremaine
Length: 10 hours 30 minutes

A HIGHLY ANTICIPATED, BEST BOOK OF AUGUST SELECTED BY * POPSUGAR * E! NEWS * LIFESAVVY * CRIMEREADS * AND MORE!

“Exceedingly entertaining.” —The New York Times
Umbrella Academy meets Tana French. Dark, claustrophobic, and beautifully written.” —Andrea Bartz, author of We Were Never Here

From the author of The Winter Sister and Behind the Red... Read more »

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The Riviera House

By Natasha Lester
Narrated by: Barrie Kreinik
Length: 14 hours 34 minutes

A lush and engrossing novel of one woman’s quest to keep Nazis from stealing priceless art during WWII, perfect for fans of The Rose Code.
 
Paris, 1939: The Nazis think Éliane can't understand German. They’re wrong. They think she’s merely cataloging art in a Louvre museum and unaware they’re stealing national treasures for their private... Read more »

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Black Boy Joy

17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood

By Kwame Mbalia
Narrated by: Amir Abdullah & Taj Leahy
Length: 6 hours 29 minutes

Celebrate the joys of Black boyhood with stories from seventeen bestselling, critically acclaimed Black authors--including Jason Reynolds (the Track series), Jerry Craft (New Kid), and Kwame Mbalia (the Tristan Strong series)!

Black boy joy is…
 
Picking out a fresh first-day-of-school outfit.
Saving the universe in an epic intergalactic... Read more »

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