25 New (mostly) Audiobook Releases - Highlights 5/3/16


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Welcome to the first week of my New Releases feature. It just so happens that my first week doing this feature is a big one. We have a new Star Wars book, new series openers from Rick Riordan and Amy Tintera, and sequels in multiple popular series.


Note: this past week Audible also released more than a dozen Phillip K Dick titles.

Buzzed About

Bowser and Birdie: Arf

By: Spencer Quinn / Narrator: James Frangione / Pub: Scholastic Audio / Length: 6:38

"Bowser the dog is doing great. He's been adopted by Birdie, the greatest girl in the world, and he gets lots of love, lots of walks, and sometimes even bacon! But why is Birdie looking so worried? Who broke into their house? Why is the new girl in town digging into the old mystery of what really happened to Birdie's dad, a policeman killed in the line of duty?"

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Haven't started this series yet? Check out Book #1

Chronicles of Nick #7: Invision

By: Sherrilyn Kenyon / Narrator: Holter Graham / Pub: MacMillan Audio / Length: 7:43

"Think you have a lot of pressure on your shoulders? Nick Gautier was born to bring about the end of the world. It's not easy being the heir of a demon overlord. But, Nick is determined to thwart his destiny and get into a good college. To be more than his genetics and prophecy foretell. No one is ever going to tell this stubborn Cajun who and what he really is. Or how to live his life. Not even the Fates of the Universe."

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Haven't started this series yet? Check out Book #1

Court of Thorn and Roses #2: A Court of Mist and Fury

By: Sarah J Maas / Narrator: Jennifer Ikeda / Pub: Recorded Books / Length: 23:16

"Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court - but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people. Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms - and she might be key to stopping it. "

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Haven't started this series yet? Check out Book #1

Lost Stars #4: Shattered Spear

By: Jack Campbell / Narrator: Marc Vietor / Pub: Audible Studios / Length: 10:34

"The Syndicate Worlds continue to splinter as more star systems pledge allegiance to President Gwen Iceni, General Artur Drakon, and the new government they're establishing at Midway. But the toxic legacy of Syndicate rule continues to undermine their efforts as the rebels encounter difficulty trusting one another and believing their new leaders' promises of freedom from tyranny. Before Iceni and Drakon can put their house in order, they must deal with an even greater threat. "

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Haven't started this series yet? Check out Book #1. Or start at the very beginning with The Lost Fleet Book #1

Queen of Hearts (#1)

By: Colleen Oakes / Narrator: Moira Quirk / Pub: HarperAudio / Length: 6:55

"Dinah is the princess who will one day reign over Wonderland. She has not yet seen the dark depths of her kingdom; she longs only for her father's approval and a future with the boy she loves. But when a betrayal breaks her heart and threatens her throne, she is launched into Wonderland's dangerous political game. Dinah must stay one step ahead of her cunning enemies, or she'll lose not just the crown but her head."

Ruined (#1)

By: Amy Tintera / Narrator: Emily Rankin / Pub: HarperAudio / Length: 10:00

"Emelina Flores has nothing. Her home in Ruina has been ravaged by war; her parents were killed, and her sister was kidnapped. Even though Em is only a useless Ruined - completely lacking any magic - she is determined to get revenge. Her plan is simple: She will infiltrate the enemy's kingdom, posing as the crown prince's betrothed. She will lead an ambush. She will kill the king and everything he holds dear, including his son."

The Selection #5: The Crown

By: Kiera Cass / Narrator: Brittany Pressley / Pub: HarperAudio / Length: 10:00

"Eadlyn didn't think she would find a real partner among the Selection's 35 suitors, let alone true love. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you...and now Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more difficult - and more important - than she ever expected."


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Haven't started this series yet? Check out Book #1

The Shifting Tides #1: Golden Age

By: James Maxwell / Narrator: Simon Vance / Pub: Brilliance Audio / Length: 12:22

"The discovery of a strange and superior warship sends Dion, youngest son of the king of Xanthos, and Chloe, a Phalesian princess, on a journey across the sea, where they are confronted by a kingdom far more powerful than they could ever have imagined. But they also find a place in turmoil, for the ruthless sun king, Solon, is dying."

Star Wars: Bloodline - New Republic

By: Claudia Gray / Narrator: January LaVoy / Pub: Random House Audio / Length: 12:14


"From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Lost Stars comes a thrilling prequel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, set roughly six years before the events of the film."


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Not sure where to start? Check out this list @ yodasdatapad

The Trials of Apollo #1: The Hidden Oracle

By: Rick Riordan / Narrator: Robbie Daymond / Pub: Listening Library / Length: 10:40

"After angering his father, Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disoriented, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the 4,000-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus' favor. But Apollo has many enemies - gods, monsters, and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. "

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If You Can't Wait

(New Releases that are not yet available on Audio)


*The Audible version of Warrior Witch is scheduled for 5/17 (and will be included in the New Release post that day)


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