Audiobooks: Summer adventure

The Last Patriot – by Brad Thor
June, A.D. 632: Deep within the Uranah Valley of Mount Arafat in Mecca, the Prophet Mohammed shares with his closest companions a final and startling revelation. Within days, he is assassinated.

September 1789: U.S. Minister to France Thomas Jefferson, charged with forging a truce with the violent Muslim pirates of the Barbary Coast, makes a shocking discovery – one that could forever impact the world’s relationship with Islam.

Present day: When a car bomb explodes outside a Parisian cafe, Navy Seal turned covert Homeland Security Operative Scot Harvath is thrust back into the life he has tried so desperately to leave behind. Saving the intended victim of the attack, Harvath becomes party to an amazing and perilous race to uncover a secret so powerful that militant Islam could be defeated once and for all without firing another shot, dropping another bomb or launching another covert action. But there are powerful men who are determined that Mohammed’s mysterious final revelation remain hidden forever.
Abridged
Simon & Schuster Audio
$29.95


Sail – by James Patterson and Howard Roughan
Barely out of sight of land, the Dunne family finds its summer getaway to paradise already turning into the trip from hell. Carrie, the eldest of the Dunne offspring, has thrown herself off the side of the boat in a bid for attention. Sixteen-year-old Mark is getting high belowdecks. And Ernie, their 10-year-old brother, is silent and antisocial.

Suddenly, a disaster hits. Lost at sea and faced with real danger, the Dunnes rediscover the meaning of family and pull together in a way they haven’t in a long time. But this catastrophe is just a tiny taste of the danger that lurks ahead: Someone wants to make sure the Dunne family never makes it out of paradise alive.
Unabridged
Hachette Audio
$39.98


Swine Not? – by Jimmy Buffet
Best-selling novelist and musician Jimmy Buffet has been telling stories all his life. (The dog ate his homework, and that new tattoo was somebody else’s fault.) Now fiction’s favorite pirate spins a colorful novel about a Southern family determined to hide their pet pig in a fancy four-star hotel in New York City – while a meat-loving chef is sharpening his carving knife downstairs. This entertaining pig tale is a gumbo of captivating characters and outrageous events and comes with a bonus CD of illustrations by Buffet’s long-time friend Helen Bransford, who really did hide the family pig in an upscale hotel.
Unabridged
Hachette Audio
$24.98


Drivers, here is your chance to review the latest audiobooks. Tell our readers what you like or dislike about the plot and characters, and why you would recommend it to other drivers. Above is one of the audiobooks available in the Truckers News audiobook library. Contact Kristin Walters at (800) 633-5953, ext. 1204, or via e-mail at kwalters@eTrucker.com to reserve an audiobook. It will be sent to you free of charge for your review. Audiobooks are available on a first-call, first-served basis.


Audiobook Sources
Audiobooks may be purchased or rented from the following sources:

AUDIO ADVENTURES, (800) 551-6692, for 14-day rental of most major titles.
CUTTING AUDIO, (800) 670-5220, www.cuttingaudio.com, for purchase.
HIGHBRIDGE AUDIO, www.highbridgeaudio.com, for purchase.
OASIS AUDIO, www.oasisaudio.com, for purchase.
Simply Audiobooks, www.simplyaudiobooks.com, for rental of most major titles.
Simon & Schuster Audio, (800) 223-2336, for purchase.
Audiobooks from these publishers, Random House, Time Warner, Audio Renaissance and Topics Entertainment are available for purchase from www.amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com and www.borders.com.

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