📕 Second Self

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The thrilling adventure based on the acclaimed TV serie…

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The thrilling adventure based on the acclaimed TV series Star Picard!
Following the explosive events seen in season one of Star Picard, Raffi Musiker finds herself torn between returning to her old life as a Starfleet Intelligence officer or something a little more tame—teaching at the Academy, perhaps. The decision is made for her though when a message from an old contact—a Romulan spy—is received, asking for immediate aid. With the help of Elnor and assistance from Jean-Luc Picard, Raffi decides to take on this critical mission—and quickly learns that past sins never stay buried. Finding the truth will be complicated, and deadly… ™, ®, & © 2023 CBS Studios, Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Wed, 17 Jan 2024 21:51:15 -0800

🎧 Starter Villain

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Inheriting your uncle’s supervillain business is more complicated than you might think. Particularly when you discover who’s running the place.

Charlie’s life is going nowhere fast. A divorced substitute teacher living with his cat in a house his siblings want to sell, all he wants is to open a pub downtown, if only the bank will approve his loan.

Then his long-lost uncle Jake dies and leaves his supervillain business (complete with island volcano lair) to Charlie.

But becoming a supervillain isn’t all giant laser death rays and lava pits. Jake had enemies, and now they’re coming after Charlie. His uncle might have been a stand-up, old-fashioned kind of villain, but these are the real thing: rich, soulless predators backed by multinational corporations and venture capital.

It’s up to Charlie to win the war his uncle started against a league of supervillains. But with unionized dolphins, hyperintelligent talking spy cats, and a terrifying henchperson at his side, going bad is starting to look pretty good.

In a dog-eat-dog world…be a cat.

Fri, 22 Dec 2023 01:14:54 -0800

🎧 The Wish

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* Duration: 11 hours 42 minutes *

From the author of ‘The Longest Ride’ and ‘The Return’ comes a novel about the enduring legacy of first love, and the decisions that haunt us forever.

1996 was the year that changed everything for Maggie Dawes. Sent away at sixteen to live with an aunt she barely knew in Ocracoke, a remote village on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, she could think only of the friends and family she left behind…until she meets Bryce Trickett, one of the few teenagers on the island.

Handsome, genuine, and newly admitted to West Point, Bryce showed her how much there is to love about the wind-swept beach town – and introduced her to photography, a passion that will define the rest of her life.

By 2019, Maggie is a renowned travel photographer. She splits her time between running a successful gallery in New York and photographing remote locations around the world. But this year she is unexpectedly grounded over Christmas, struggling to come to terms with a sobering medical diagnosis. Increasingly dependent on a young assistant, she finds herself becoming close to him.

As they count down the last days of the season together, she begins to tell him the story of another Christmas, decades earlier – and the love that set her on a course she never could have imagined.

©2021 Nicholas Sparks (P)2021 Hachette Audio

Tue, 19 Dec 2023 23:41:00 -0800

🎧 The Downloaded

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The new novel by Canada’s top Science Fiction writer. In 2059 two very different groups have their minds uploaded into a quantum computer in Waterloo, Ontario. One group consists of astronauts preparing for Earth’s first interstellar voyage. The other? Convicted murderers, serving their sentences in a virtual-reality prison. But when disaster strikes, the astronauts and the prisoners must download back into physical reality and find a way to work together to save Earth from destruction. The Downloaded debuted in a six-month exclusive window as an Audible Original narrated by Academy Award-winner Brendan Fraser promoted by national TV and radio ad campaigns. This print edition is coming out immediately after Audible’s exclusivity ends and is being supported by a six-city cross-Canada author book tour.

Mon, 11 Dec 2023 05:12:40 -0800

📕 The Amazing Spider-Man: Worldwide, Vol. 1

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Collects Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #1-5.

The world’s greatest super hero goes global! Parker Industries is more successful than ever, with new offices in Shanghai, London and San Francisco. Peter Parker is racking up the frequent-flyer miles — with his “bodyguard” Spider-Man in tow! But success breeds enemies, like the astrological Zodiac who have widened their scope to threaten the entire Earth. Pete isn’t neglecting New York — but his new HQ is in the former Baxter Building, and the Human Torch is going to have something to say about that! And while Spider-Man has expanded his reach, so have his foes. Someone in Africa is masquerading as a member of the Goblin family, and it’s up to everyone’s favorite wall-crawler to investigate.

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 00:47:15 -0800

📕 Star Trek: The Next Generation – Through the Mirror

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The Mirror Universe Next Generation crew is looking for…

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The Mirror Universe Next Generation crew is looking for new worlds to conquer, and they’re crossing over to the Prime Star Trek Universe to find them! When the Enterprise-D discovers a burned-out, pillaged Andorian vessel, the search for the culprits behind it leads to some startlingly familiar faces. But, how did the Mirror Universe crew find their way to ours, and what does Emperor Spock have to do with it? Plus, it’s interstellar espionage aboard the Enterprise-D when the Mirror Universe crew infiltrates Captain Picard’s ship!

Wed, 18 Oct 2023 17:09:27 -0700

🎧 See Me

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Colin Hancock is giving his second chance his best shot. At 28, he’s focused only on walking a straight line – getting his teaching degree, working out at the gym religiously, and avoiding all the places and people that proved so destructive in his earlier life. The last thing he’s looking for is a serious relationship. But when Maria Sanchez crosses paths with him on a rainswept night in North Carolina, his plans are upended in a way that will rattle the foundations of his carefully structured life. As for Maria, the hardworking lawyer and daughter of Mexican immigrants, Colin will challenge every notion she’s ever had about herself and her future, making her question what truly makes her happy.

Before the couple has a chance to envision what a life together might look like, however, menacing reminders of events in Maria’s past begin to surface. And as the threat of violence begins to shadow her every step, she and Colin will be tested in increasingly terrifying ways. Will demons from their past destroy the tentative bonds they have forged, or will their love protect them, even in the darkest hour?

See Me is a story of obsession, reinvention, and a love that defies every expectation, reminding us that destiny often rests in our own hands – even in matters of the heart.
©2015 Nicholas Sparks (P)2015 Hachette Audio

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📕 Dawn Of X Vol. 12

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Collects Hellions (2020) #4, Marauders (2019) #10, X-Factor (2020) #1, Giant-Size X-Men: Magneto (2020) #1, Cable (2020) #2.

Matters of life and death in the Dawn of X! As the Hellions face the Goblin Queen, where will Havok’s allegiances lie? The Marauders set their sights on the power-dampening technology that has made its way into far too many hands — most notably, the Russian Army! When a mutant dies, someone must investigate in order to uphold the Krakoan rules of reincarnation. Northstar, Polaris, Prodigy, Eye-Boy, Daken and Prestige take the case as X-Factor — your new favorite mutant team! The Master of Magnetism and the King of Atlantis make for a powerful duo as Magneto heads underwater with Namor the Sub-Mariner! And when mutant babies go missing, Cable takes it personally — almost as personally as his complicated love life.

📕 Guardians of the Galaxy: Guardians of Infinity

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Collects Guardians of Infinity #1-8 (A stories).

You know the Guardians of the Galaxy. You know the Guardians of the 31st century. But who are the Guardians 1000? Find out as the galactic protectors of three eras unite to face a threat to all of space and time! Past, present and future collide at the dawning of the age of Hermetikus! But what is Hermetikus’s strange connection to the Guardians of a previous millennium and their leader, Stella Nega? Rocket, Drax and Groot may be in over their heads, but firebrand of the future Nikki Gold is in her element! The centuries-spanning supergroup battles to save all the days — but Hermetikus, who was there at the very start of the Guardians of the Galaxy, is determined to be there at the end!

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