Rock Bottom


From New York Times bestselling author and internationally renowned environmental and consumer advocate Erin Brockovich comes Rock Bottom, a debut thriller and the first in a series of novels that introduces one of the most fascinating and memorable characters in suspense fiction.
In Rock Bottom, Erin Brockovich combines passionate intensity, first-rate storytelling, and her real-life experiences in a novel that will leave you breathless.

"With strong character development and a fast-paced plot, this excellent first novel leaves readers anticipating further exciting adventures with A.J. Palladino." ---Library Journal

Third World America

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Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award Winner

Named to the 2011 Time 100

Arianna Huffington, who, with the must-read Huffington Post, has her finger on the pulse of America, unflinchingly tracks the gradual demise of America as an industrial, political, and economic leader.

"Coleen Marlo's narration is evenhanded, except when she reads first-person accounts from frontline victims of unemployment. In these intermittent stories, she lends an empathetic tone. They give brief emotional breaks from the exposition on the grave crisis gripping a massive group of Americans. In the end, some grassroots recommendations are offered as both writer and narrator deliver the main point: We are a society that needs to make caring a priority over greed." M.B. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2010]

Snake Woman of Little Egypt

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Kirkus Top 25 Book
Booklist Editors' Choice

A winning new novel from the bestselling author of The Sixteen Pleasures---whose engaging, emotionally true characters could be right at home in the stories of Alice Munro or Bobbie Ann Mason.

Narrator Coleen Marlo has ample opportunities to shine with an unlikely combination of characters: recent parolee Snakewoman (aka Sunny); her snake-handling preacher husband, Earl; anthropologist Jackson; and a professor, Claire, who can’t stick to her marriage vows. Although the narration opens in a straightforward fashion, Sunny’s Kentucky roots begin to come through as she describes shooting Earl and serving time. Marlo also nails Claire’s upper-class origins and cavalier attitude. Although descriptions of Jackson’s African fieldwork are intriguing, his explorations amid a religious cult make for better audio storytelling. While the author seems to have hammered too heavily on parts of the tale and too lightly on others, Marlo’s reading is engaging, lively, and true to character. J.J.B. © AudioFile 2010

No Biking in the House without a Helmet

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AudioFile Earphones Award Winner

Publishers Weekly Starred Review

People magazine gives it four stars and O, The Oprah Magazine calls it "Moving, enlightening, and surprisingly funny."

It’s hard to decide what’s more infectious about this production—Melissa Fay Greene’s writing or narrator Coleen Marlo’s enthusiasm. Greene demonstrates her prowess at transforming nonfiction into a gripping story. In this book she writes about her family of four biological and five adopted children, and the joy and baggage that accompany them all. Whether discussing “boingy hair,” her Ethiopian adoptees’ athletic skills, her puzzlement about the value of Super Bowl tickets, or her children’s travails with cable pornography, Greene excels. So does Marlo, who reads with a fervor that makes the listener feel like a guest in Greene’s home. Marlo perfectly mixes the family’s happiness and inevitable rocky moments in an endearing way, making a wonderful book even better. D.J.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2011

Winter Rose

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Winter Rose by Nora Roberts
Read By Coleen Marlo

On a remote island cursed with eternal winter, a young queen heals a wounded soldier – and warms her heart with the joys of true love…

The Poisoner's Handbook

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Audie Finalist

Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award Winner

Amazon Editors' Pick

Publisher"s weekly starred audio:
"Blum’s spine-tingling thriller about early 20th-century poisoners, their innovations in undetectable killing methods, and New York City’s first medical examiner and toxicologist who documented the telltale signs of poisoning is given a theatrical twist in Coleen Marlo’s reading. Her voice is smoky and tinged with humor, irony, and light mocking as she revisits the rudimentary methods of the murder and equally rudimentary science of the Jazz Age. She’s an able guide to the science and her voices are pitch-perfect--especially her humorously masculine characterizations of Blum’s male subjects." A Penguin Press hardcover (Reviews, Dec. 14). (Mar.)

Pulitzer Prize winner Deborah Blum’s fascinating study of the birth of forensic medicine is a finalist for the Audie Award in nonfiction, and narrator Coleen Marlo is one excellent reason. Marlo’s voice is pleasant; her delivery, cool and compelling.....
Blum’s spirited prose and well-researched science and Marlo’s intelligent performance make this nonfiction production seem like a series of powerful short stories. AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2011]

"With the pacing and rich characterization of a first-rate suspense novelist, Blum makes science accessible and fascinating." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review

"Not only is The Poisoner's Handbook as thrilling as any CSI episode, but it also offers something even better: an education in how forensics really works." ---The Washington Post

"[A]n inventive history that, like arsenic mixed into blackberry pie, goes down with ease." ---The New York Times

Knowing Your Value: Women, Money and Getting What You're Worth


The co-host of MSNBC's “Morning Joe” uses her efforts to overcome wage disparity as an illustration of the ways women undercut themselves in the business world by not believing in their value to an enterprise. Consulting with a range of people with experience in business—from Jack Welch to Suze Orman and Nora Ephron, among others—she dissects the reasons she failed and then ultimately succeeded in improving her salary. Although this is not a practical guide for women who can’t afford to give ultimatums when seeking a raise, the book provides insights worth noting. Coleen Marlo is a steady narrator who reflects the strength and confidence of the author. Her conversational style is easy to listen to. J.E.M. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2011]

Just Kate

Kate Blake has lived her life in the shadow of her powerful father. Now, after a wrenching betrayal, Kate is determined to reclaim her own future. It is the future that begins with rugged Sean Harris – the man that married her sister, a man who unleashed in Kate her primal desires she yearned to set free. In the ancient land of Australia, Kate discovers herself, the family secrets that have shadowed her and the love she’s been waiting for all her life…


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"...a well-crafted, sentimental tale..."
- Publishers Weekly

Sometimes the biggest ripples come from the smallest events. Like the day that Emma Guthrie, drop-out college student walks into world-famous movie star Garrett Walker's trailer, and walks out on her way to becoming Mrs. Emma Walker, wife of an A-list actor. With her husband's encouragement, Emma pens a screenplay based on her life, which becomes a blockbuster sensation. Through it all, Garrett is her ally and her mentor...until Emma discovers an incriminating text message on Garrett's cell phone. Devastated, Emma flees New York City for a sleepy coastal town in Mexico where no one recognizes her. Here, she meets Ben, who teaches her about the healing powers of surfing and ultimately opens her up to the possibility of love.

Katie Lee's debut novel is an irresistible insider's glimpse into a glittering world.

Black Night

Madeline Black is an Agent of Death, meaning she escorts the souls of people who have died to the afterlife. But obstinate dead people are the least of

her problems, as her bodyguard and her gargoyle go missing and she is entrusted with a delicate diplomatic mission.

Black Wings

Escorting souls to the afterlife leaves Madeline Black little time for socializing---until devilishly handsome Gabriel Angeloscure agrees to rent the empty apartment in her building. But when demons start appearing on Maddy's front lawn, she realizes there's more to her new tenant than meets the eye.

All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire

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Kerrelyn Sparks is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Love at Stake series.

This Christmas isn't so merry for Toni. Her best friend's been locked up in a mental hospital ever since she told the police she was attacked by vampires, and the only way for Toni to get her out is to prove that bloodsuckers really do exist. So she's taken a job as a bodyguard for the Undead, but she gets more than she bargained for, especially when she meets Ian MacPhie, a Scottish rascal looking for Ms. Right. Could Mr. Wrong be Mr. Right? One forbidden kiss could lead to an eternity of passion.