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  • James J. Kaufman

    In his award-winning debut novel, James J. Kaufman delivers a gripping and unforgettable story of two strong men from separate worlds-one touched by tragedy, the other by greed-brought together with unexpected results. In chronicling how their lives and those they touch are dramatically changed by their encounter, Kaufman reveals the power of relationships, the nature of love, and ultimately the meaning of life. "Do what the other fella can't. Be what the other fella ain't. And then help the other fella." Joe Hart has never let go of his uncle's words. An orphan from the unspoiled Adirondack mountains, Joe leaves his humble beginnings and goes on to distinguish himself, first as a navy...read more

  • Mike Lawson

    From bestselling author Mike Lawson comes the latest installment in the award-winning Joe DeMarco series. As a fixer for influential congressman John Mahoney in Washington, DC, Joe DeMarco has found himself in plenty of unexpected and dangerous situations. In House Rivals, DeMarco is taken further out of his element than ever before, sent to North Dakota to protect a passionate but naïve twenty-two-year-old blogger who has put herself in harm’s way. The young woman is Sarah Johnson, whose grandfather saved Mahoney’s life in Vietnam. For the past two years, Sarah has been on a relentless crusade against a billionaire oil tycoon who has profited handsomely from the natural gas boom...read more

  • Mike Lawson

    Mike Lawson’s previous novels starring Joe DeMarco, fixer for the Speaker of the House, have earned him a loyal following from thriller aficionados and a place among the most talented and captivating thriller writers focusing on the dangerous games of our nation’s capital. In House Secrets, DeMarco is sent to investigate the death of a reporter, the son of one of his boss’ old colleagues, even though it appears to be nothing more than an unfortunate accident. He soon learns that the reporter was on the trail of Senator Paul Morelli, a rising star considered a shoo-in for his party’s presidential nomination. Some politicians are lucky, and Morelli has been luckier...read more

  • Stefan Rudnicki

    Blackstone Audio presents An American Family Shakespeare Entertainment, a sparkling adaptation based on Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb, augmented by miscellaneous scenes and soliloquies from Shakespeare’s plays. Read by a full cast and featuring Elizabethan songs and dances in new arrangements for stringed instruments, this production is entertaining and accessible for young and old alike! THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA read by Stephen Hoye THE COMEDY OF ERRORS read by Arte Johnson THE TAMING OF THE SHREW read by Robert Forster SCENE: Petruchio & Kate read by Gabrielle de Cuir & Stefan Rudnicki A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM read by John Rubinstein ROMEO AND...read more

  • Mike Lawson

    The ninth installment in Mike Lawson's Washington, DC,political thriller series takes listeners back into Joe DeMarco's past-to themurder of his father, which was never investigated, let alone solved. DeMarco always knew that his father Gino had a shady job fora local mafioso, but he didn't understand that Gino had been a hit man until hewas murdered. Now, nearly twenty years later, one of Gino's former mobassociates is dying of lung cancer, and he wants to get something off his chestbefore retiring to his grave: the truth about Gino's killer. The shockinginformation and the powerful position the killer now occupies sends DeMarcoon a mission of revenge with terrible consequences. Now that...read more

  • Mike Lawson

    When an American defense contractor goes to Iran to sell missile technology, the CIA knows all about it, thanks to a spy in Tehran. But when the story is leaked to an ambitious journalist, the spy is burned, brutally tortured, and executed. The director of the CIA isn’t about to let the callous sacrifice of his valuable spy go unpunished. Joe DeMarco’s boss, Speaker of the House John Fitzpatrick Mahoney, has his own reasons to get to the bottom of the leak. He once had a fling with the journalist, and now that she’s in jail for refusing to reveal her source, she is threatening to tell all unless he helps get her out. DeMarco and the CIA aren’t the only ones looking...read more

  • Thomas Kunkel

    This fascinating biography reveals the untold story of the legendary New Yorker profile writer and unravels the mystery behind one of literary history's greatest disappearing acts. Born and raised in North Carolina, Joseph Mitchell was Southern to the core. But from the 1930s to the 1960s, he was the voice of New York City. Readers of the New Yorker cherished his intimate sketches of the people who made the city tick-from Mohawk steelworkers to Staten Island oystermen, from homeless intellectual Joe Gould to Old John McSorley, founder of the city's most famous saloon. Mitchell's literary sensibility combined with a journalistic eye for detail produced a writing style that would inspire New...read more

  • Mike Lawson

    In House Rules, two foiled terrorist attacks and a law targeting Muslim Americans send Joe DeMarco on a dangerous mission among mobsters, meth dealers, and the Washington political elite. First there was the bomb meant for the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel; then a private plane headed straight for the White House is shot down. An atmosphere of fear and panic overruns the country, and when a senator proposes to run extensive background checks on all Muslims and deport any who aren’t citizens, his bill gains surprising traction. John Mahoney, the larger-than-life Speaker of the House, is not pleased. But Mahoney has a connection to one of the attackers, one he wants kept a secret. So he...read more

  • James J. Kaufman

    It all started with a blind promise-now Preston Wilson faces a dilemma that will ultimately destroy him or define him. In The Collectibles, book one of the Collectibles trilogy, James J. Kaufman delivers the gripping and unforgettable story of Joe Hart and Preston Wilson, two strong men from different worlds-one touched by tragedy, the other by greed-brought together by a promise that changes six lives forever. In The Concealers, book two of the trilogy, Kaufman's readers meet Katherine Kelly, a budding journalist driven to find the truth. As she investigates bank fraud in Long Island, she discovers the identity of her father, only to learn that he is being drawn into her...read more

  • Mike Lawson

    In the eleventh novel in Mike Lawson's bestselling series, Joe DeMarco helps an elderly woman threatened by a shady real estate developer, then seeks revenge. In House Revenge, congressional fixer Joe DeMarco is dispatched to congressman John Mahoney's hometown of Boston. Mahoney wants him to help Elinore Dobbs, an elderly woman fighting against a real estate developer intent on tearing down her apartment building for a massive new development. Mahoney is just in it for the free press until Sean Callahan, the developer, disrespects him, and Elinore suffers a horrible "accident," likely at the hands of two thugs on Callahan's payroll. Now Mahoney and DeMarco are out for revenge. DeMarco...read more

  • David Grossman

    Random House presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of A Horse Walks into a Bar by David Grossman, read by Joe Barrett. WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017 The setting is a comedy club in a small Israeli town. An audience that has come expecting an evening of amusement instead sees a comedian falling apart on stage; an act of disintegration, a man crumbling, as a matter of choice, before their eyes. They could get up and leave, or boo and whistle and drive him from the stage, if they were not so drawn to glimpse his personal hell. Dovaleh G, a veteran stand-up comic – charming, erratic, repellent – exposes a wound he has been living with for years: a...read more

  • Dale Berra

    A candid and nostalgic father-son memoir by Dale Berra, providing a unique perspective on his legendary Hall of Fame dad, the inimitable and highly quotable Yogi Berra. Everyone knows Yogi Berra. The American icon was the backbone of the New York Yankees through ten World Series Championships, managed the National League Champion New York Mets in 1973, and had an ingenious way with words that remains an indelible part of our lexicon. But no one knew him like his family did. My Dad, Yogi is Dale Berra's chronicle of his unshakeable bond with his father, as well as an intimate portrait of one of the great sports figures of the 20th Century. When Yogi wasn't playing or coaching, or otherwise...read more

  • David Gordon

    A special forces agent-turned-strip club bouncer with a side hustle as a hitman for the New York mob seeks out a deadly drug lord in the poppy fields of Afghanistan. Joe is a retired Special Forces operative with a bad case of PTSD and some substance abuse issues, trying to rebuild a simple life as a strip club bouncer living with his grandmother in Queens. But this simple life is constantly complicated by the fact that, at the invitation of his childhood friend, now a Mafia boss, Joe also moonlights as a fixer for the most powerful crime families in town. In his newest assignment, Joe is sent to take out a shadowy figure named Zahir, who made the New York crime families' hit list by...read more

  • David Gordon

    Expulsed Harvard student and ex-Special Forces operative Joe Brody is getting his life back together, living with his grandmother in Queens and taking what should be a simple job as a bouncer at a strip club where he can spend most of his night reading the classics. The only catch is that his childhood friend Gio Caprisi, now head of New York's Italian Mafia, relies on Joe's extra-legal expertise when things get particularly nasty on the streets-where, in an agreement between Gio and the rest of the city's biggest crime syndicates, it's understood that Joe is the sheriff for an industry that doesn't call the cops. Most recently, New York's criminal underworld has been shaken by the...read more

  • Joe Barrett

    From one of the most inimitable writers of our generation, Jack of Spades is an exquisite, psychologically complex thriller about the opposing forces within the mind of one ambitions writer, and the line between genius and madness. Andrew J. Rush has achieved the kind of critical and commercial success most authors only dream about: his twenty-eight mystery novels have sold millions of copies in nearly thirty countries. He also has a loving wife, three grown children, and is a well-regarded philanthropist in his small New Jersey town. But Rush is hiding a dark secret. Under the pseudonym 'Jack of Spades,' he writes another string of novels-dark potboilers that are violent, lurid, even...read more

  • Mike Lawson

    This novel in Mike Lawson's critically acclaimed series takes political fixer Joe DeMarco to New York for behind­-the-­scenes work on a high­-stakes murder case as the witnesses start to decamp one by one.In House Witness, the expertly plotted twelfth novel in this critically acclaimed series, Mike Lawson puts his likable protagonist on the trail of a different kind of fixer-one whose job is to inject reasonable doubt into seemingly air-tight criminal cases.Minority Leader of the House and Joe DeMarco's long­time employer John Mahoney has kept more than one secret from his wife over the years but none so explosive as this: He has a son, and that son has just been shot dead in a bar in...read more

  • Mike Lawson

    In the thirteenth book in Mike Lawson's celebrated series, Joe DeMarco finds himself on the wrong side of an investigation-in the wake of a political assassination, he's been framed as the killer. As the fixer for Congressman John Mahoney in Washington, DC, Joe DeMarco has had to bend and break the law more than a few times. But when Representative Lyle Canton, House Majority Whip, is found shot dead in his office in the US Capitol and DeMarco is arrested for the murder, DeMarco knows he's been framed. Locked up in the Alexandria Jail awaiting trial, he calls on his enigmatic friend Emma, an ex-DIA agent, to search for the true killer. Emma's investigation leads her to Sebastian Spear,...read more

  • Mike Lawson

    In House Privilege, the fourteenth novel in the Joe DeMarco series, Mike Lawson sends his likeable protagonist to Boston, into the world of hedge funds and trust funds. When Congressman and DeMarco's long-time employer John Mahoney gains custody of his fifteen-year-old goddaughter, Cassie Russell, he sends DeMarco to evaluate the situation. Cassie's parents have just perished in a plane crash that Cassie survived, and she has now inherited her father's billions. DeMarco plans to advise Mahoney to leave Erin Kelly, manager of the Russell's fund, in charge of Cassie's finances, but he soon learns that Erin may not be as trustworthy as she first appeared. DeMarco's digging alarms Erin,...read more

  • Mike Lawson

    Washington fixer Joe DeMarco has been asked to handle alot of difficult situations over the years for his boss, Congressman JohnMahoney. But nothing has ever been quite so politically sensitive, or has hitso close to home, as the task Mahoney hands DeMarco in House Odds, the latest novel from critically acclaimed thrillerwriter Mike Lawson. Mahoney's daughter, Molly, has been arrested and chargedwith insider trading. An engineer with a high-flying technology firm, sheallegedly placed a half-million-dollar bet on one of the firm's clients.DeMarco's job is to clear Molly's name and keep his boss clean. But how didMolly get her hands on so much money to invest in the first place? Before...read more

  • Mike Lawson

    When someone close to him is shot dead in a roadside motel in a small town in Wyoming, DeMarco shirks his responsibilities as the Speaker of the House's fixer to make sure the authorities are doing everything that can be done to catch the killer. He soon realizes that the rural area is dominated by Hiram Bunt, a wealthy rancher with an obstructionist streak who is willing to take on the federal government at gunpoint and seems to have a number of politicians under his thumb. But Bunt is not the only one in the way. DeMarco also learns that his friend-a woman he was once in love with-had unearthed a number of explosive secrets during her time in the backwoods and that the deputy in charge...read more