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I get so excited on Tuesdays! I love to find out what new audiobooks are being released! Before I get started, I just want to remind you that 100 Stories for Haiti is available on both iTunes and Audible.

Proceeds from each purchase go to the ongoing Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti.

Another Book by James Patterson, maybe?

Miracle on the 17th Green by James Patterson and Peter de Jonge (read by Brian Bascle) Here we go again. James Patterson’s name is in gigantic letters that are bigger than the title. At the bottom, de Jonge’s name is unobtrusive and almost difficult to see on the green background. But I would bet big money that de Jonge did the writing.

Yes, I take an exception to the Patterson machine. Farming out ideas to other writers and slapping his name on the covers to promote sales annoys me. Anyway, if you are still a fan of his, Miracle on the 17th Green follows a man whose dream of playing golf like a pro costs him his family. I expect something profoundly sappy happens on the 17th green at some point, but I leave that to you to find out.

Masters of writing suspense!

Fever Dream by Lincoln Child & Douglas Preston (read by Rene Auberjonois) The latest in the Special Agent Pendergast New Audiobook Release Miracle on the 17th Green by James Patterson and Peter de Jongeseries finds the mysterious agent discovering that his wife’s death was not an accident. His investigation of her murder opens doors into her life that he never knew existed.

I have read a few of these books, and I can tell you that they are truly masters of writing suspense. The sample is fantastic. Auberjonois is perfect in his narration. His voice and style work perfectly with the writing. This is one of those times when an actor and book are ideally matched.

Intercept: A Novel of Suspense by Patrick Robinson (read by Charles Leggett) When four al-Qaeda terrorists are released from Guantanamo Bay, the CIA tracks them with limited success. Retired Navy SEAL Lt. Commander Mack Bedford is called in to help. I haven’t read any of Robinson’s work, and to be honest, I probably won’t read this one either. It’s just not my thing.

Lovers of Chick-lit

Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin (read by Cynthia Nixon) Giffin is famous for her touching, chick-lit novels. With Cynthia Nixon’s narration, Giffin’s tale of the deterioration of a successful marriage is told from the perspective of the wife and the other woman. While I’m not a big chick-lit reader, I really enjoyed listening to the sample of this. Nixon is a very good narrator and her acting skills pay off for the reader in a big way.

What will you be reading this week?

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