Soldier, The Life Of Colin Powell








"Wow. Amazing book about Colin Powell and wonderfully well read by Coleen Marlo. A treat to listen to. Will look for more of Ms. Marlo." Julia Burton, Booksontape.com review.

In her first full biography, award-winning Washington Post journalist Karen DeYoung takes us from Powell’s Bronx childhood to his his controversial tenure as secretary of state.

Waterstreet



"Coleen Marlo takes us back to 1875 Brooklyn and the life of 13-year-old Birdie Mallon and her friend, Thomas Neary.
Marlo distinguishes between the two protagonists with emotions rather than voice... Sad situations are strong, but they don't overwhelm characters or listeners when Marlo delivers comfort through the musical Irish accents and tender actions of Birdie's mother, Nory (the childhood heroine of NORY RYAN'S SONG)." AudioFile

Seduce Me in Flames


In the second entry in Jacquelyn Frank's Three Worlds series, Ambrea Vas Allay must either renounce the crown that is rightfully hers or waste away in prison. But when Rush "Ender" Blakely rescues her, she must decide whether to trust him---with both the fate of an empire and with her heart.

Seduce Me in Dreams



From the New York Times bestselling author of the Nightwalkers and Shadowdwellers series, Seduce Me in Dreams begins a sexy new futuristic series featuring an elite group of military heroes.

Ravenna is the leader of the Chosen Ones, a small group of people from her village born with extraordinary powers. She doesn't know what draws her to Bronse's dreams night after night, but she senses that he and his team are in jeopardy. Ravenna can help him, but first Bronse must save the Chosen Ones from those who plan to use their powers for evil.

Love Me if You Dare

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ROMANCE/CONTEMPORARY: When hostage negotiator Rafe Mancuso takes a bullet to save Sara Rios, his former partner, his actions make him a bona fide hero — and New York City’s newest most eligible bachelor. Then Rafe admits that Sara is much more than just another woman he’s rescued. From the moment she finds Rafe and meets his large, boisterous family, she’s hooked. But mutual attraction doesn’t always mean happily-ever-after, and these two have a long way to go to find their fairy-tale ending.… “[A] sassy, sexy story with a rapid-fire pace.” - Library Journal

My Lost Daughter

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After her daughter, Shana, is hospitalized for mental evaluation, tough judge Lily Forrester discovers that the institution is more interested in collecting its extravagant fees than in treating patients. What she doesn't know is that a sociopath is hiding at the hospital...and Shana is his new obsession.
Following her success with The Cheater, Nancy Taylor Rosenberg returns to her most memorable character, Lily Forrester. Lily is a tough judge in Ventura County, California, who has overcome adversity and heartache to achieve a position of power to help those who can't help themselves.

Shadow Tag: A Novel



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In brilliantly controlled prose,
Shadow Tag fearlessly explores the complex nature of love, the fluid boundaries of identity, and one family's struggle for survival and redemption.

"Coleen Marlo nimbly captures each tormented character's voice and even portrays the suffering of the children with heartbreaking authenticity. The profound selfishness of the couple makes them difficult to like, but the beauty of Erdrich's writing and the precise neutrality of Marlo's narration make the family wreckage something that can't be ignored." Audiofile

Audible Editor Reviews

"A story of two people who were once passionate lovers now trapped in a dead marriage, Shadow Tag is comprised of short moments told through three narrative perspectives. This intricate patchwork of Louise Erdrich’s striking novel is beautifully stitched together by the affecting voice of Coleen Marlo. Marlo’s performance captures the anger, frustration, and obsession marked by marital strife, enveloping each moment with such intensity that can only be realized through her intuitive narration.
Shadow Tag is a psychological study of the unraveling marriage of two strong, fiery individuals trapped in a misery of their own making. Marlo commands the two protagonists with ardent characterization, capturing every lie, every confession, and every heartbreak with deliberate emotion. Shadow Tag is a powerful portrait of quiet desperation, of the unraveling marriage of an artist and his muse." —Suzanne Day


Seven Year Switch

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The bestselling author of Must Love Dogs and Life's a Beach takes listeners on a rollicking getaway without leaving the comfort of home

"Cook creates an impossible-not-to-love cast of imperfect, funny, wistful, and wise characters." ---Publishers Weekly


They say that every seven years you become a completely new person, and Jill has long ago stopped wishing her deadbeat husband would return. Now she has to face the fact there's simply no way she can be a good mom without letting him back into their daughter's life. But why can't she seem to hold herself together around him? And then there's Billy, the free-spirited, bike-riding entrepreneur who hires Jill as a consultant. When their business relationship seems destined for something more, Jill's no-boys-allowed life is suddenly anything but.

Texas! Sage



She was the most beautiful, exciting, unpredictable woman Harlan had ever met, and he could barely keep his hands off of her. Yet he tried to stay away, tried to remember that Sage Tyler needed a man who'd convince her of her own worth, not a man who'd be moving on.

Then Sage's family business, the Tyler Drilling Company, came under the threat of ruin, and Sage and Harlan suddenly found themselves fighting side by side to save it... in quarters too close to keep passion at bay. Can spoiled, headstrong Sage find love with a man who seems so easy to get and so hard to keep?

Texas! Lucky



"Followers of Sandra Brown's titles (55+ NY Times bestsellers) know what to expect - hefty doses of sex, suspense and scandalous doings. They'll not be disappointed with Texas! Lucky and will be especially pleased with a voice performance by actress Coleen Marlo. This is a reading to be remembered - Marlo taught acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute for ten years and certainly knows her way around a script. Her television appearances include Murder She Wrote and China Beach, while on the stage she's been seen in A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. This is one audio book you may want to listen to twice and then share with friends!

Vintage Brown, memorable Marlo = entertainment and enjoyment." Books On Tape.com

Dead End Gene Pool


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The great-great-great-granddaughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt gives audiences a grand tour of the world of wealth and WASPish peculiarity, in her irreverent and darkly humorous memoir.

"Marlo captures just the right tone of defiance and childhood spunkiness. Recommended for those seeking an amusing insider's account of life among the superrich." --- Library Journal

"In this dark and humorous memoir Wendy Burden takes us inside the family circus that was her side of the Vanderbilt dynasty, bringing American class structure, sibling rivalry and the decline of the bluebloods vividly to life." ---Gus Van Sant

"Charles Addams meets Carrie Bradshaw in this honest, sardonic, and touching memoir." ---Jane Stanton Hitchcock, New York Times bestselling author of Social Crimes


703 How I Lost a Quarter Ton and Gained a Life


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A moving, funny, tongue-in-cheek, and deadly serious story about how one woman lost and found herself by going online.

Nancy Makin weighed an astounding 703 pounds in May 2000. She was forty-five years old and had diabetes and heart disease. Thanks in equal parts to shame and logistics, she'd been homebound for a dozen years.

But all that changed after a gift from her sister: a computer. A technophobe, Nancy ignored it for months, until finally boredom and curiosity pushed her into cyberspace. And there, in a chat room, she found the friendliness, the support, and even the love she'd been missing for so long. Nobody flinched when Nancy spoke up; people treated her with the same respect accorded to everybody else. Thanks to these emotional connections, Nancy's life was transfor
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The Handbook For Lightning Strike Survivor's


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Crackling with atmosphere and eccentric characters, The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors explores the magic of nature and the power of redemption in a novel as beautiful and unpredictable as lightning itself.

"The sense of melancholy, tempered by the resilience and heart of the characters, makes this ripe for Oprah or fans of Elizabeth Berg or Anne Tyler." ---Library Journal Starred Review

"[A] powerful, beautiful novel." ---Booklist Starred Review

This Must Be The Palace


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A sudden death, a never-mailed postcard, and a long-buried secret set the stage for a luminous and heartbreakingly real novel about lost souls finding one another.

Audible Editor Reviews

Coleen Marlo pulls us into this fascinating journey of a man trying to understand his dead wife’s past through her narration of Kate Racculia’s debut novel, This Must Be the Place....

He confronts her past upon arriving at the Darby Jones boarding house in Ruby Falls, where Mona lives with her daughter Oneida and an eclectic variety of tenants. Some of the book’s best moments took place around the dinner table, with Marlo’s playful narration of this cast of unique characters....Perhaps the most striking aspect of Racculia’s novel is her thorough development of its characters — supporting players included. Marlo is the perfect performer for such a project, as she manages to peel back the layers of each character through voice and emotion. Amy’s secrets unfold at a tumbling rate in This Must Be the Place, and Marlo’s characterizations bring insight and authenticity to this engrossing study of human nature. —Suzanne Day

"Coleen Marlo shifts seamlessly among the four distinct points of view."---Kirkus Audio Review

Soon I will Be Invincible



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Read by Coleen Marlo and Paul Boehmer

"Coleen Marlo delivers an excellent account of Fatale, adding softness to the externally hard and cold character. Her inflections throughout Fatale's inner dialogue easily turn listeners' sympathies to the half-metal humanoid." Publishers Weekly
"One other thing about this audiobook, though--the performances by Paul Boehmer and Coleen Marlo, who read the thing, TOTALLY make up for any other shortcomings. As I said, I've been listening to a lot lately, and these two actors are maybe the best I've heard yet. They completely sell the premise, and they do a really great job with not only their own characters (the two narrators), but using different accents and voices when speaking as other characters as well. Honestly, I'd probably recommend listening to the audio version of this over sitting down with a print copy." Pat Lewis Comics and Illustrations
Featuring a cast of superheroes and supervillains with remarkably human emotions who inhabit a world strangely similar to our own, this is an outrageous adventure with a literary bent—a smart take on power and celebrity, glory and responsibility, and those old standbys, truth and justice. HighBridge Audio

Torn




The voices of Coleen Marlo and Sean Runnette work well here, alternating the narration. Marlo's performance is more emotional and dramatic, which suits her portrayal of the frantic mother who has already lost her husband and will not accept that her son is dead. Both narrators handle the individual characters' voices (male and female) in a convincing way. AudioFile

The third Shane volume is one of the most original and fresh novels of suspense I've ever read, with a truly unique twist. It's a hard book to put down (or to listen to, as I enjoyed the Audio CDs read by the superb Coleen Marlo and Sean Runnette). It's an absorbing read from beginning to end, making one salivate for the next entry in the series. It's a stunner. Amazon.com

In a small New York town, a deranged man holds over one hundred schoolchildren hostage. . .
With the SWAT team about to go in, the gymnasium suddenly explodes in flames. Fortunately, all the students escape–except ten-year-old Noah Corbin. Noah's mother, Haley, is frantic. Was her son killed in the explosion? Did he somehow wander away from the scene, hurt and confused? Or did someone take him?



Taken




"Jordan's full-throttle style makes this an emotionally rewarding thriller that moves like lightning." (Publishers Weekly)

No parent believes it can happen to them–their child taken from a suburban schoolyard in the gentle hours of dusk. But as widowed mother Kate Bickford discovers, everything can change in the blink of an eye. One minute her lanky, amazing, maddening Tommy is begging for ice cream. Then in a terrible instant, he’s gone.

Opening the door to her Connecticut home, hoping to find her son, Kate comes face-to-face with her son’s abductor. He wants money. All she has. And if she doesn’t follow something he calls The Method, the consequences will be gruesome.

Her comfortable life collapses as precious seconds tick by, and Kate is horrified to uncover the terrible, world-shattering secret she and her son share with a killer who will stop at nothing….

In his chilling debut thriller, Chris Jordan takes listeners on an unrelenting, psychologically gripping ride that asks a simple question: When it comes to saving the life of your child, how far would you go?

The Wild Girls


Coleen Marlo's presentation of tomboy Fox, and her gruff-voiced motorcycle-riding, sci-fi writing father, is neatly juxtaposed with her portrayal of newcomer Joan, and her more conventional, yet troubled family. The girls write and explore woods and wildlife together, supporting each other amid parental conflicts, which threaten their serentiy. Marlo ratchets up family tensions while sustaining the sense of wonder evoked in the girls' moments of self-discovery. AudioFile

Twelve-year-old Joan is sure that she is going to hate her new home–but almost right away she finds a kindred spirit.

Joan and Sarah–Newt and Fox–spend all their spare time outside, and soon start writing stories together. When they win a contest, they’re recruited for a summer writing class taught by a free spirit named Verla Volante. “Verla said that you need to open a door so that people can walk into your world. . . . To do that, you have to pay attention.”

The Wild Girls is about friendship, the power of story, and how growing up means finding your own answers–rather than simply taking adults on faith.


The Silent Assassin



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Coleen Marlo's rich voice compels listeners to stay tuned to a quasi-believable plot. The story adapts well to audio--Asian accents and African-American intonations are credible, as well as the dialogue of a hearing-challenged adolescent, an emphysema victim, and a nearly strangled Alex. Marlo confidently portrays Alex's crusty colonel of a boss and glides through tongue-twisting Vietnamese names and places. AudioFile

THE SILENT ASSASSIN is a tour-de-force thriller combining the intricate details of forensic science with the dark side of Washington politics and one of the freshest and most original characters in crime fiction today, geneticist Dr. Alexandra Blake. Blake's intelligence, femininity and strength are vividly portrayed by actress Coleen Marlo.

Immunity


One bizarre death is just that---a death. Two? Could be a coincidence. But in Lori Andrews’s latest thriller, geneticist Dr. Alexandra Blake discovers something much more dangerous than a killer---an epidemic.


Coleen Marlo is especially believable as geneticist Dr. Alexandra Blake. In a cold voice and staccato rhythm she captures Homeland Security's indifference to Blake’s alarm over multiple unexplained deaths in the southwest U.S. When the agency learns that one of the deaths was that of a DEA agent on a Mob stakeout, Marlo manipulates her tone to depict their disdain. With everyone else focused on the controversial presidential race, Blake, with the aid of a rogue DEA agent, is determined to learn if the country faces a bio-threat or a full-blown epidemic. Marlo deftly portrays SAM, a supercomputer, with a humorous twist and gives appropriate accents to characters of the region. Overall, she gives a polished performance of a story that dramatizes some of the nation’s greatest fears.
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Taking a break from decoding the genetic sequence of a tropical disease, Alex takes on an investigation into the gruesome and unexplained death of a DEA agent on a mob stakeout in New Mexico. Within hours, she uncovers similar deaths throughout the Southwest. Is it a naturally occurring epidemic or has a lethal bioweapon been released in the United States?
From Alex’s lab to the closed rooms of a killer’s mind, IMMUNITY maps the perfect sequence for an infectious, edge-of-your-seat thriller.


Freefall



Seeking refuge, determined to pull her life back together, Sabrina Swann returns to the sleepy Southern island of her childhood summers. The last person she expects to encounter there is Zach Tremayne, the boy who stole her heart when she was a girl. There’s a haunted look in his eyes that makes her wonder what kind of man he’s become.

Zach can’t forget the horror he saw in his last battle in Afghanistan as a Navy SEAL. Now home on Swann Island, he’s surprised to realize he can feel anything again, never mind the sudden surge of desire for this woman from his past.

And when together they discover danger waiting in the island’s shadows, the woman who is desperate for peace and the man who has sworn off war will find that they are willing to do anything, risk everything, to protect a love neither saw coming. . . .


Crossfire



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Caitlin Cavanaugh likes being in charge. Maybe that’s why she’s an FBI special agent. Her latest assignment: Stop a violent madman in Somersett, South Carolina. But even more challenging is working with former Navy SEAL Quinn McKade, who–though Cait would never admit it–makes her feel deliciously out of control.

It takes a sniper to catch a sniper, and McKade begins spending steamy summer nights with Cait, investigating the murders. But when the killer starts leaving chillingly familiar clues, the pair knows that the murders aren’t random…and Cait and Quinn could be next.


Blind Spot






Narrator Coleen Marlo captures the enigmatic personality of FBI Agent Bernadette Saint Claire with a subtle but authoritative voice as Saint Claire uses "second sight" to learn about recent murders along the Mississippi River. Marlo matches voice to mood, using hesitancy and understatement to depict her relationship with the agent in charge, Tony Garcia, who cautiously accepts his new alliance with Saint Claire but fears for his career because of her unorthodox skills. Marlo skillfully builds tension as Saint Claire handles victims' personal effects to see each death through the killer's eyes. With a vocal pace that matches the increasing intensity, she also experiences the victims' terror. The narration builds as the chase intensifies.
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Coleen Marlo shines at the suspenseful scenes. She supplies action words with energy and tender moments with softness. The final scene with her ghostly lover serves not only as relief from the tense capture, but also shows Bernadette's lighter side. AudioFile

Introducing a heroine unlike any other . . .

FBI Agent Bernadette Saint Clare’s gift of second sight allows her to see things others can’t. But some things are better left unseen . . .

The FBI has never known quite what to do with Agent Bernadette Saint Clare. Shortly after she’s placed at a desk in the basement of the off-site St. Paul office, bodies begin to appear along the sandy banks of the Mississippi. Soon she’s called on to do what she does best: use the personal effects found at a crime scene to see through a killer’s eyes.
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An absorbing novel filled with quirky characters on the right and wrong sides of the law, Blind Spot reminds us that life is filled with leaps of faith both great and small.

Two Of The Deadliest









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A collection of twenty-three indelible stories—all never before published—from today's top female crime writers and some talented newcomers, selected by the New York Times bestselling author, Elizabeth George. Featuring Coleen Marlo reading "A Madness of Two" and two more great stories.

Texas! Chase








After heating up the airwaves with Texas! Lucky, Coleen Marlo has been invited back to narrate the second book in #1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown’s beloved Texas! trilogy. Introducing Chase Tyler - not as Lucky as his eponymous brother.

"Lively... some of her very best [writing]... the strong plot is heightened by Ms. Brown's trademark sensuality."—Rave Reviews

Roses



With expert and unabashed big-canvas storytelling that reads like a Texas Gone With the Wind, Leila Meacham pens an epic of three intriguing generations. A deeply moving love story of struggle and sacrifice as well, ROSES is steeped with nostalgia for a time when honor and good manners were always the rule.

Coleen Marlo delivers an old-fashioned sprawling, multigenerational rags-to-riches tale with a healthy supply of steamy unrequited romance, all played out in the American heartland. Marlo is every bit a match for this material as she gives a strong performance that endows each character with personality and convincing emotions. She keeps the tension high, excelling in portraying Mary Toliver's relentless drive to save her family's plantation—to the detriment of all else—while also making clear what it's costing her to do so. AudioFile



First Light






The story, told in the alternating points of view of Thea and Peter, is narrated by Coleen Marlo and David Ackroyd. Their outstanding performance engages listeners, and they are both adept at creating a different voice for each character and moving seamlessly between them. A good discussion starter on a range of topics from political subterfuge and propaganda to global warming.

-- School Library Journal, 05/01/2010

The world's largest reviewer of books, multimedia, and technology for children and teens.

Thea has never seen the sun. Her extraordinary people, suspected of witchcraft and nearly driven to extinction, have retreated to a secret world they’ve built deep inside the arctic ice. As Thea dreams of a path to Earth’s surface, Peter’s search for answers brings him ever closer to her hidden home.
Rebecca Stead’s fascinating debut novel is a dazzling tale of mystery, science, and adventure at the top of the world.

Capitalizing on Kindness: 21st Century Professionals Need to Be Nice


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To be successful in the 21st century global marketplace you need many things--determination, well-articulated goals, and a bit of luck. But more than anything else, you need kindness. Kindness becomes the key business asset when you couple a caring attitude toward others with a focus on achieving your goals. Often people see business as a choice between being kind and being successful. This is a fictitious trade-off. Nice people are more successful.






Notes Left Behind



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“Elena has left behind a story of resilience, hope and most of all, love. We can’t help but take her into our hearts, and carry the best of her into our own lives.”
—Jeffrey Zaslow, coauthor of The Last Lecture

Narrators T. Ryder Smith and Coleen Marlo’s presentation of the parents' wrenching emotions enhances the poignancy of the family's ordeal without descending into the maudlin. Audiofile


No Chance




Skylar James told a lie to the man she married, and eight years later she still bitterly regrets the deception. Unknown to Skylar, her husband, Gabe Maddox, now lives in the dangerous shadows of elite operatives who rescue victims. When Skylar tries to save a na├»ve young beauty, kidnappers come after her. For Gabe, Skylar had been his last shot at trust and love. But news of her disappearance battens down his anger and launches him into action. Saving Skylar is Gabe’s only chance for peace and his last chance for happiness.

Second Chance


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Working for Last Chance Rescue, Cole Mathison has been to hell and back. But being responsible for the death of an innocent man is a hell like no other. Longing for redemption, Cole finds himself embroiled in the mysterious disappearance of Keeley Fairchild’s young children. Rescuing the children is his mission—but falling in love with the widow of the man he inadvertently killed was never in the plans. When Keeley’s life is threatened, Cole’s demons must take a backseat to the most important mission of his life. He might never know the heaven of Keeley’s arms, but he’ll never survive the hell of failing to save her.

Last Chance



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McKenna Sloan saved Lucas Kane’s life and then vanished. Lucas moved mountains trying to find her again, and finally McKenna relented—for one fleeting night. The truth is, McKenna’s life is all about the dark, deception-filled world of Last Chance Rescue, and for her, there’s no hope of love or Lucas. But fate, and Lucas’s determination, soon change everything. A kidnapped young woman, a lure to out a killer and the fierce need to bring a criminal to justice combine for one explosive event. For a woman who specializes in staying away from relationships and staying in the heart of danger, this is the most impossible mission of all. Because the odds are deadly, and the passion won’t die.

On The Hunt





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New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter, Shannon K. Butcher, Jessica Andersen, and Deidre Knight present a steamy collection of all-new novellas featuring sexy paranormal hunters. With shadowy creatures, intoxicating magic, vividly imagined worlds, and sizzling passion, this is an anthology no fan of paranormal romance will want to miss.
Four hot authors come together in this steamy collection to tell new stories about shadow creatures, intoxicating magic, and hunters who know a little something about a good slay.

The Best Laid Plans




Schnurnberger (The Botox Diaries, with Janice Kaplan) goes solo for a middle-age crazy tale of Tru--a stay-at-her-Park-Avenue-home-mom of twin teens whose husband loses his job in the financial meltdown--and glam sidekick Sienna, a TV anchor kicked to the curb for a younger face. The resourceful gals cook up a wacky plan to keep themselves in lipstick and lingerie: an escort agency specializing in well-bred over-40 "courtesans." It's a hit, and along the way, Tru competes to keep her husband; deals with her irrepressible mom, Naomi (a former Miss New York Subway), after her life-changing heart attack; and discovers her daughters are competing for the same wicked eighth-grade heartthrob. The multigenerational antics of this light, enjoyable romp... the message: true love (or is it Tru's loves?) conquers all.


No One's the Bitch: A Ten-Step Plan for the Mother and Stepmother Relationship

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In No One’s the Bitch, ex-wife/stepmother team extraordinaire Jennifer Newcomb Marine and Carol Marine take you for a straight-talking, hand-holding walk through what is typically a very lonely minefield. Whether you just want to create a neutral, “business” partnership with the “other woman” in your life—or actually, gulp, become friends—they show you how to reach your goal through 10 powerful steps.


Neighborhood Watch


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Listeners will be surprised as Coleen Marlo gently draws them into the mystery of “The Librarian”—an unassuming woman serving time for murdering her neighbor, the abrasive Linda Sue. Marlo’s understated voice makes the unexpected events both reasonable and believable. The slow unraveling of this mystery is a thread worth following. AudioFile 2011

In Neighborhood Watch, Cammie McGovern captures the nail-biting electricity of the best literary thrillers and zeros in on the subterranean tension abuzz in a town whose dark secrets threaten to obliterate the glossy facade of a perfect life.