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Audio Excerpt: Linus Comes to the Orphanage in The House in the Cerulean Sea!

Image Place holder  of - 30Linus Baker is a by-the-book case worker in the Department in Charge of Magical Youth. He’s tasked with determining whether six dangerous magical children are likely to bring about the end of the world.

Arthur Parnassus is the master of the orphanage. He would do anything to keep the children safe, even if it means the world will burn. And his secrets will come to light.

The House in the Cerulean Sea is an enchanting love story, masterfully told, about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place—and realizing that family is yours.

Check out the first audio clip in our series here and the second here. Keep an eye out for the next excerpt, coming soon!

Marsyas Island Orphanage is a lovely house located on a beautiful island in a crystal sea. But it can be intimidating for those unfamiliar with it and its inhabitants. In this passage of The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune, Linus Baker walks the grounds of the orphanage for the first time, unaware of how much his life will change because of it.

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Audio Excerpt: Linus Sees the Ocean for the First Time in The House in the Cerulean Sea!

Placeholder of  -74Linus Baker is a by-the-book case worker in the Department in Charge of Magical Youth. He’s tasked with determining whether six dangerous magical children are likely to bring about the end of the world.

Arthur Parnassus is the master of the orphanage. He would do anything to keep the children safe, even if it means the world will burn. And his secrets will come to light.

The House in the Cerulean Sea is an enchanting love story, masterfully told, about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place—and realizing that family is yours.

Check out the first audio clip in our series here. Keep an eye out for the next excerpt, coming soon!

 

Have you ever seen the ocean? If you have, you’re significantly better traveled than Linus Baker of The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune. Working for the Department in Charge of Magical Youth doesn’t give him much vacation time, after all. But his assignment to investigate the Marsyas Island Orphanage gives him the chance to finally leave his grey, rainy town and see the ocean for the first time. Little does he know it now, but he’s going to have a lot of firsts on this assignment….

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Listen to an Audiobook Excerpt of The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune!

Poster Placeholder of - 22Linus Baker is a by-the-book case worker in the Department in Charge of Magical Youth. He’s tasked with determining whether six dangerous magical children are likely to bring about the end of the world.

Arthur Parnassus is the master of the orphanage. He would do anything to keep the children safe, even if it means the world will burn. And his secrets will come to light.

The House in the Cerulean Sea is an enchanting love story, masterfully told, about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place—and realizing that family is yours.

We’ll be sharing four excerpts from the audiobook, so keep an eye out. Listen to the first one now!

 

Behind every strong protagonist is a strong cat. That’s how the saying goes, right? It’s definitely the case in The House in the Cerulean Sea by T. J. Klune because Linus’s cat, Calliope, is one of the greatest characters in fiction. For confirmation, listen to this audio excerpt. And don’t worry, Linus’s life picks up significantly once he leaves his dreary house behind.

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Listen to an Audiobook Excerpt of The Nemesis Manifesto by Eric Van Lustbader!

Place holder  of - 66If you like getting your thrills in audio form, why not try listening to the audiobook of The Nemesis Manifesto by Eric Van Lustbader? This first installment in the Evan Ryder series is narrated by Lauren Fortang, and it’s a heart-stopping international thriller you won’t want to miss.

Listen to an excerpt of the audiobook below!

 

 

Evan Ryder is a lone wolf, a field agent for a black-ops arm of the DOD, who has survived unspeakable tragedy and dedicated her life to protecting her country. When her fellow agents begin to be systematically eliminated, Evan must unravel the thread that ties them all together…and before her name comes up on the kill list.

The list belongs to a mysterious cabal known only as Nemesis, a hostile entity hell-bent on tearing the United States apart. As Evan tracks them from Washington D.C. to the Caucasus Mountains, from Austria to a fortress in Germany where her own demons reside, she unearths a network of conspirators far more complex than anyone could have imagined. Can Evan uproot them before Nemesis forces bring democracy to its knees?

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Listen to an Audiobook Excerpt of Gone by Midnight by Candice Fox!

Image Placeholder of - 27Did you know that Gone by Midnight by Candice Fox is also available as an audiobook? That’s right, you can listen to the adventures of the rag-tag team of private investigators, Ted Conkaffey and Amanda Pharrell, as they solve the newest crime plaguing the Australian town of Crimson Lake.

All three books in the series are narrated by Euan Morton, who has been playing King George in the musical Hamilton on Broadway since 2017. His narration for the first book in the series, Crimson Lake, won the 2019 Audie Award for Best Thriller/Suspense Audiobook. He’s also narrated other Forge audiobooks, like The Devil’s Half Mile by Paddy Hirsch, so he has a knack for telling a chilling and thrilling story out loud. Read more about Gone by Midnight and listen to the first three chapters below!


 

 

Crimson Lake is where people with dark pasts come to disappear—and where others vanish into thin air…

When Sara Farrow’s son goes missing from a locked hotel room, she frantically turns for help to Crimson Lake’s unlikeliest private investigators—disgraced cop Ted Conkaffey and convicted killer Amanda Pharrell.

Just the sort of twisted puzzle that gets Amanda’s blood pumping, the disappearance couldn’t have come at a worse time for Ted. He has just this one week with Lillian, the daughter he barely knows…but the clock is ticking for the lost boy. 

Amanda and Ted’s search dredges up the area’s worst characters, and the danger they uncover could well put Ted’s own child in deadly peril.

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Arcanum Unbounded Audio Excerpt


Arcanum Unbounded by Brandon SandersonAn all-new Stormlight Archive novella is the crown jewel of Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection, the first audiobook of short fiction by New York Times best-selling author Brandon Sanderson, read by Micahel Kramer and Kate Reading.

The collection includes eight works in all. The first seven are “The Hope of Elantris” (Elantris), “The Eleventh Metal” (Mistborn), “The Emperor’s Soul” (Elantris), “Allomancer Jak and the Pits of Eltania, Episodes 28 through 30” (Mistborn), “Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell” (Threnody), “Sixth of Dusk” (First of the Sun), and “Mistborn: Secret History” (Mistborn).

Originally published on Tor.com and other websites, or published by the author, these wonderful tales convey the expanse of the Shardworlds and tell exciting tales of adventure Sanderson fans have come to expect, including the Hugo Award-winning novella The Emperor’s Soul. Arcanum Unbounded also contains a currently untitled Stormlight Archive novella that appears in this audiobook for the first time anywhere.

Michael Kramer and Kate Reading are audiobook narrators, recognized by AudioFile Magazine’s Earphones and Best Voice Awards, Audie Awards, and Publisher’s Weekly Listen Up Awards, among others. They have recorded hundreds of titles to date, and love to hear from fans of Brandon Sanderson and Robert Jordan on their Facebook page.

Listen to the audio excerpt of Brandon Sanderson’s new Cosmere collection Arcanum Unbounded now!

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New Audiobook Release: The Kraken Project by Douglas Preston

The Kraken Project by Douglas PrestonAbout The Kraken ProjectWyman Ford is back again in The Kraken Project, the thrilling new novel from New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston.

NASA is building a probe to be splashed down in the Kraken Mare, the largest sea on Saturn’s great moon, Titan. It is one of the most promising habitats for extraterrestrial life in the solar system, but the surface is unpredictable and dangerous, requiring the probe to contain artificial intelligence software. To this end, Melissa Shepherd, a brilliant programmer, has developed “Dorothy,” a powerful, self-modifying AI whose true potential is both revolutionary and terrifying. When miscalculations lead to a catastrophe during testing, Dorothy flees into the internet.

Former CIA agent Wyman Ford is tapped to track down the rogue AI. As Ford and Shepherd search for Dorothy, they realize that her horrific experiences in the wasteland of the Internet have changed her in ways they can barely imagine. And they’re not the only ones looking for the wayward software: the AI is also being pursued by a pair of Wall Street traders, who want to capture her code and turn her into a high-speed trading bot. Traumatized, angry, and relentlessly hunted, Dorothy has an extraordinary revelation—and devises a plan. As the pursuit of Dorothy converges on a deserted house on the coast of Northern California, Ford must face the ultimate question: is rescuing Dorothy the right thing? Is the AI bent on saving the world… or on wiping out the cancer that is humankind?

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New Audiobook Release: Playing With Fire by Renee Graziano

Playing With Fire by Renee GrazianoAbout Playing With FireReign Grazi is no stranger to dangerous men. Her whole life, they’ve been there. Grandfathers, uncles, cousins…she knows the difference between people who made the rules and those who broke them. But she has no idea why someone might want her dead.

Nick Fattelli is handsome, sophisticated, and…an assassin. He doesn’t know who hired him to take out Reign, but after they meet and sparks fly, he vows to protect her. Unless it’s really him they are after…

Thus begins Playing With Fire, a sexy thriller by Renee Graziano, star of VH1’s hit show Mob Wives.

The author knows this lifestyle firsthand: She is the daughter of one of the most famous mobsters of our day, with an ex-husband now in witness protection, and a trail of “connected” boyfriends a mile long.

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Towers of Midnight in the Tournament of Audiobooks

Placeholder of  -10Towers of Midnight has been selected as one of 32 contenders in Audible’s 4th Annual Tournament of Audiobooks!

Celebrating outstanding performances in four categories (Best Sellers, Critically Acclaimed, Customer Favorites, and Editors’ Picks), the competition is a bracket-style, single-elimination tournament where customers and fans vote to decide which books advance from week to week. It all leads up to the final week, when the winning book will be crowned Audible’s Champion of Audiobooks to stand beside past winners including our very own The Gathering Storm last year.

This year the competition began on March 23 and continues until the champion is announced on April 26. Towers of Midnight has already made it through the first round and the second round voting is open until April 4.

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