Stories in your ears

Warm your ears up because we have new Fiction Audiobooks that can’t wait to be downloaded! From crime, to introspection, the debating of religions, space opera, and behind the scenes of a family of geniuses, you won’t be disappointed by this month’s selection.

Thorn in My Side (Unabridged) / by Shelia Quigley, read by Tim Bruce
“DI Mike Yorke is coming home. After three months in London, he’s looking forward to being back in the north east – but he’s barely off the train before he’s deep into the most bizarre case of his career. A viciously flogged corpse. Children disappearing. Horrific new street drugs. And buried somewhere is a deadly secret that will lead him down paths so dangerous, he will question the very fabric of society. In the first in a new series set on Holy Island, an explosive secret going back to the dawn of time is unearthed by a young woman who, fearing for her life, goes on the run in the wilds of Northumbria.” – (Overdrive summary)

The Sweet-Shop Owner (Unabridged) / by Graham Swift, read by James Wilby
“The Sweet-Shop Owner’ is set during a single June day in the life of an outwardly unremarkable man whose inner world proves to be exceptionally resonant.
As he tends to his customers, Willy Chapman, the sweet-shop owner, confronts the specters of his beautiful and distant wife and his clever, angry daughter, the history through which he has passed, and the great, unrequited passion that has tormented him for forty years.” – (Overdrive summary)

Terminal World (Unabridged) / by Alastair Reynolds, read by John Lee
“This brand-new novel from “the most exciting space opera writer working today” (Locus) is equal parts steampunk, western, planetary romance, and far-future science fiction.” – (Overdrive summary)

The Judge (Unabridged) / by Randy Singer, read by John McLain
“When a brilliant billionaire is diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer, he realizes that all his considerable wealth cannot prepare him to meet his Maker. But he has an idea that might: he will stage the ultimate reality show. With his true agenda hidden, he auditions followers from all the world’s major religions, inviting them to the trial of their lives on a remote island, where they must defend their beliefs against spiritual challenges. Oliver Finney, a feisty old judge with his own secrets, is chosen to defend Christianity.” – (Syndetics summary)

The Fullness of Time (Unabridged) / by Kate Wilhelm, read by Marguerite Gavin
“Hiram Granville, a modern Leonardo, secured more than a thousand patents during his lifetime, often just ahead of others who had already been working the same ideas. His son John, an economics genius, never lost a cent in the stock market—or any other financial deal—and was investigated for insider trading on more than one occasion. Now Cat, a documentarian; her researcher, Mercy; and Cracker Jack, an electronics whiz, are doing a film about the Granville clan. What they find as they research the family is madness, suicide, a seemingly total seclusion, and a frightening glimpse about what it means to peer into the future.” – (Overdrive summary)