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28 July 2015

New Release Tuesday – 7.27.2015

Check out new releases from Macmillan Audio each Tuesday, and be sure to pick them up from your preferred audiobook retailer!

Mystery/Thriller, Science Fiction, Contemporary Women’s Fiction, oh my! Yep, it’s that time of the week again: New Release Tuesday.

First up, we have a great new audiobook from Edgar Award-winning, New York Times best-selling author C. J. Box. In Badlands, detective Cassie Dewell has been assigned as the new deputy sheriff of Grimstadt—the oil capital of North Dakota. With oil comes money, with money comes drugs, and with drugs come the dirtiest criminals hustling to corner the market.

When the temperature drops to 30 below and a gang war heats up, Cassie realizes that she may be in over her head. As she is propelled on a collision course with a murderous enemy, she finds that the key to it all might come in the most unlikely form: an undersized boy on a bike who keeps showing up where he doesn’t belong. Listen to an excerpt of the Badlands audiobook, read by January LaVoy, here.

If you’ve ever found yourself wondering how your life might be different if you could turn back the hands of time a few years, Beth Harbison’s latest audiobook is the listen for you. Thirty-seven-year-old Ramie Phillips has led a very successful life. She made her fortune, and now she hobnobs with the very rich (and occasionally the semi-famous), and she enjoys luxuries she only dreamed of as a middle-class kid growing up in Potomac, Maryland. But despite all that, she can’t ignore the fact that she isn’t necessarily happy. In fact, lately Ramie has begun to feel more than a little empty.

On a boat with friends off the Florida coast, she tries to fight her feelings of discontent with steel will and hard liquor. No one even notices as she gets up and goes to the diving board and dives off . . . Suddenly Ramie is waking up, finding herself back on the eve of her 18th birthday, with a second chance to see the people she’s lost and change the choices she regrets. How did she get back here? Has she gone off the deep end? Is she really back in time? Above all she’ll have to answer the question that no one else can: What it is that she really wants from the past and for her future? Listen to an excerpt of If I Could Turn Back Time, read by Orlagh Cassidy, here.

Rounding out our week in new releases is R.J. Pineiro’s sci-fi thriller The Fall. Jack Taylor is a federal contractor who does the dangerous government jobs that fall out of the realm of the SEALS and the Marines. For his next assignment, Jack has been assigned to test an orbital jump and if it works, the U.S. government will have a new strategy against enemy countries.

Despite Jack’s soaring career, his personal life is in shambles. He and his wife Angela are both workaholics and are on the verge of getting a divorce. But the night before his jump, Jack and Angela begin to rekindle their romance and their relationship holds promise for repair. Then comes the day of Jack’s big jump. He doesn’t burn up like some predicted—instead, he hits the speed of sound and disappears.

Jack wakes up in an alternate universe. One where he died during a mission five years earlier and where Angela is still madly in love with him. But in this world, his boss, Pete, has turned to the dark side, is working against him, and the government is now on his tail. Jack must return to his own world but the only way for him to do that is to perform another orbital jump. This time is more difficult though—no one wants to see him go.

Jack’s adrenaline is contagious, making this audiobook (read by George Newbern) is a can’t-miss for any adrenaline-junkie listeners out there!

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