Welcome to LME’s 1/6/17 Freebie Friday! I’ve got a pretty astonishing haul today: FIVE free Audible titles for either US or UK readers!
A million people, a billion, wanted to be where Mae was at this moment, entering this atrium, 30 feet high and shot through with California light, on her first day working for the only company that really mattered at all.
A story from The New York Times Magazine, adapted from The Circle, a new novel by Dave Eggers. Runtime: 47 minutes.
Next is Ships and Stings and Wedding Rings: A Chronicles of St. Mary’s Short Story by Jodi Taylor (UK readers click here).
It’s Christmas again at St Mary’s and time for Max’s obligatory illegal jump. On this occasion, however, they’re right up against it.
A loaded gun has been left behind in Ancient Egypt, and it’s up to them to retrieve it before anyone accidentally blows their own head off, thus affecting the timeline for centuries to come.
And as if that’s not enough, someone (Max) has inadvertently poisoned Mr Markham. It’s hot, they’re running out of supplies, they can’t find the gun and it’s all going horribly wrong. Again. Runtime: 1 hour and 25 minutes.
A short story for fans of Jodi Picoult and Anita Shreve. Step into the fragile domestic world of Roar and discover the unforgettable voice of Nicole Trope, best-selling author of The Secrets in Silence, Three Hours Late and The Boy Under the Table.
The baby sleeps peacefully, filled with milk and contentment. The man on the bed breathes his way into the darkness, filled with rage. Was there ever really a choice? Runtime: 31 minutes.
When a bunch of neo-fascist thugs named The Bulldogs attack a Gay pride march in the sleepy country town of Lafferton, detective Simon Serrailler moves quickly to find the assailants. He’s already got his hands full making security arrangements for a memorial service to honour soldiers returning from Afghanistan. When anonymous threats come in, Serrailler wonders if the Bulldogs are behind these too – and worries that they know the Prince of Wales will be in attendance. As the day approaches, the threats intensify, and Serrailler finds himself racing against the clock to prevent catastrophe.
Susan Hill has won the Whitbread, Somerset Maugham, and John Llew. Runtime: 1 hour, 28 minutes.
The New York Times best-selling author of the Peter and the Starcatcher and Kingdom Keepers series, Ridley Pearson, brings us the stirring digital prequel to the Lock and Key series, which reimagines the origins of the rivalry between Sherlock Holmes and James Moriarty.
In The Gadwall Incident, listeners get a glimpse into James’ life a mere 24 hours before the tipping point – before life as he knows it changes irrevocably and his childhood slips into the shadows. Listeners will come to know the dangers that surround the Moriartys before James and Moria are sent off to the hallowed halls of Baskerville Academy, where they first meet the insufferable, inexhaustible Sherlock Holmes. It’s a tale full of intrigue and false starts and daring getaways, one that will leave listeners desperate to know what’s next.
Runtime: 1 hour, 53 minutes.
But Wait, There’s More!
There are some more freebies from Audible, but these are specific to the US or UK.
Amazon’s US customers can also currently get the thriller My Soul to Lose, plus four more time travel fantasy-comedies from Jodi Taylor: When a Child Is Born: A Chronicles of St. Mary’s Short Story , — Roman Holiday: The Chronicles of St. Mary’s , — Christmas Present: A Chronicles of St. Mary’s Short Story , and The Very First Damned Thing: An Author-Read Audio Exclusive.
For those in the UK, there’s the Matthew McConaughey -narrated FREE: Summer Farmer: A Story from White Man’s Problems , and Driver by Taiye Selasi: FREE SHORT STORY: Granta 123 Best of Young British Novelists 4.
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