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A Darkness Absolute: A Novel by Kelley Armstrong
Amazon Says: When experienced homicide detective Casey Duncan first moved to the secret town of Rockton, she expected a safe haven for people like her, people running from their past misde more...
Amazon Says: When experienced homicide detective Casey Duncan first moved to the secret town of Rockton, she expected a safe haven for people like her, people running from their past misdeeds and past lives. She knew living in Rockton meant living off-the-grid completely: no cell phones, no Internet, no mail, very little electricity, and no way of getting in or out without the town council’s approval. What she didn’t expect is that Rockton comes with its own set of secrets and dangers. Now, in A Darkness Absolute, Casey and her fellow Rockton sheriff’s deputy Will chase a cabin-fevered resident into the woods, where they are stranded in a blizzard. Taking shelter in a cave, they discover a former resident who’s been held captive for over a year. When the bodies of two other women turn up, Casey and her colleagues must find out if it’s an outsider behind the killings or if the answer is more complicated than that...before another victim goes missing.Casey Duncan returns in another heart-racing thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong. less...
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All By Myself, Alone by Mary Higgins Clark
Amazon Says: A glamorous cruise on a luxurious ocean liner turns deadly in the latest mystery from “Queen of Suspense” and #1 New York Times bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark. Fle more...
Amazon Says: A glamorous cruise on a luxurious ocean liner turns deadly in the latest mystery from “Queen of Suspense” and #1 New York Times bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark. Fleeing a disastrous and humiliating arrest of her husband-to-be on the eve of their wedding, Celia Kilbride, a gems and jewelry expert, hopes to escape from public attention by lecturing on a brand-new cruise ship—the Queen Charlotte. On board she meets eighty-six-year-old Lady Emily Haywood, “Lady Em,” as she is known throughout the world. Immensely wealthy, Lady Em is the owner of a priceless emerald necklace that she intends to leave to the Smithsonian after the cruise. Three days out to sea Lady Em is found dead—and the necklace is missing. Is it the work of her apparently devoted assistant, Brenda Martin, or her lawyer-executor, Roger Pearson, and his wife, Yvonne, both of whom she had invited to join them on the cruise? Or is it Professor Henry Longworth, an acclaimed Shakespeare scholar who is lecturing on board? Or Alan Davidson, a guest on the ship who is planning to spread his wife’s ashes at sea? The list of suspects is large and growing. Celia, with the help of her new friends Willy and Alvirah Meehan, who are celebrating their forty-fifth wedding anniversary, sets out to find the killer, not realizing that she has put herself in mortal danger before the ship reaches its final destination. Never, in all her long career as a #1 bestselling suspense novelist, has Mary Higgins Clark been in better form. less...
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American War: A novel by Omar El Akkad
Amazon Says: “Powerful . . . As haunting a postapocalyptic universe as Cormac McCarthy [created] in The Road, and as devastating a look as the fallout that national events have on an more...
Amazon Says: “Powerful . . . As haunting a postapocalyptic universe as Cormac McCarthy [created] in The Road, and as devastating a look as the fallout that national events have on an American family as Philip Roth did in The Plot Against America. . . . Omar El Akkad’s debut novel, American War, is an unlikely mash-up of unsparing war reporting and plot elements familiar to readers of the recent young-adult dystopian series The Hunger Games and Divergent.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times An audacious and powerful debut novel: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle—a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself. Sarat Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is only six when the Second American Civil War breaks out in 2074. But even she knows that oil is outlawed, that Louisiana is half underwater, and that unmanned drones fill the sky. When her father is killed and her family is forced into Camp Patience for displaced persons, she begins to grow up shaped by her particular time and place. But not everyone at Camp Patience is who they claim to be. Eventually Sarat is befriended by a mysterious functionary, under whose influence she is turned into a deadly instrument of war. The decisions that she makes will have tremendous consequences not just for Sarat but for her family and her country, rippling through generations of strangers and kin alike. less...
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Celine: A novel by Peter Heller
Amazon Says: From the best-selling author of The Dog Stars and The Painter, a luminous, masterful novel of suspense--the story of Celine, an elegant, aristocratic private eye who specia more...
Amazon Says: From the best-selling author of The Dog Stars and The Painter, a luminous, masterful novel of suspense--the story of Celine, an elegant, aristocratic private eye who specializes in reuniting families, trying to make amends for a loss in her own past. Working out of her jewel box of an apartment at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge, Celine has made a career of tracking down missing persons, and she has a better record at it than the FBI. But when a young woman, Gabriela, asks for her help, a world of mystery and sorrow opens up. Gabriela's father was a photographer who went missing on the border of Montana and Wyoming. He was assumed to have died from a grizzly mauling, but his body was never found. Now, as Celine and her partner head to Yellowstone National Park, investigating a trail gone cold, it becomes clear that they are being followed--that this is a case someone desperately wants to keep closed. Inspired by the life of Heller’s own remarkable mother, a chic and iconoclastic private eye, Celine is a deeply personal novel, a wildly engrossing story of family, privilege, and childhood loss. Combining the exquisite plotting and gorgeous evocation of nature that have become his hallmarks, Peter Heller gives us his finest work to date. less...
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Dead Man Switch by Matthew Quirk
Amazon Says: Thousands of American lives are at stake, and their survival rests on Captain John Hayes and his special operations team. A deadly fall on a rugged stretch of Californ more...
Amazon Says: Thousands of American lives are at stake, and their survival rests on Captain John Hayes and his special operations team. A deadly fall on a rugged stretch of California coast. A home invasion gone wrong in Brittany. No one connects the killings because the victims are living under cover, their true identities closely-held secrets. They are members of America's most select kill/capture team, which combines special operations lethality with CIA tradecraft. They are the last line of defense against foreign threats, and someone is assassinating them one by one where they sleep, taking family and innocent bystanders to make the deaths seem like accidents. Captain John Hayes, a special operations legend, has left the military and spent the past year at home with his family. Once he uncovers the pattern behind the killings, he returns to the field to protect the men and women he once worked with. One of those women, Claire Sutherland, draws suspicion for her brilliant abilities as an assassin, and vanishes into thin air. Meanwhile, the attacks on Hayes's team members grow bolder, the killers conspiring to draw them into Manhattan by orchestrating a devastating attack on Independence Day. Hayes and his teammates are racing against the clock to save their own lives, and thousands more. As with his first John Hayes novel, Cold Barrel Zero, Matthew Quirk has written a breathless high-stakes thriller where the gravest dangers are embedded deep within a tangled nest of politics, double-crosses, and government conspiracies. less...
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Dirty Money by Ashley
Amazon Says: [Read by iiKane] After her world is brutally destroyed, Anari becomes the epitome of a good-girl-turned-bad. Consumed with a desire for revenge, she and her best friend, Mo more...
Amazon Says: [Read by iiKane] After her world is brutally destroyed, Anari becomes the epitome of a good-girl-turned-bad. Consumed with a desire for revenge, she and her best friend, Monica, enter a life of drugs, fast money, and betrayal -- adopting the very lifestyle that pushed them into the game in the first place. Hiding their true identities, they quickly rise to the top of New Jersey's dope game. Using everyone who crosses their paths, nothing -- not betrayal or addiction -- will stop them from dispensing their street justice. less...
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Amazon Says: Series narrator Lorelei King returns to narrate Eleventh Grave in Moonlight, the latest installment of Darynda Jones’ New York Times bestselling paranormal series.My entire more...
Amazon Says: Series narrator Lorelei King returns to narrate Eleventh Grave in Moonlight, the latest installment of Darynda Jones’ New York Times bestselling paranormal series.My entire life can be summed up in one sentence: “Well, that didn’t go as planned.” ―T-Shirt A typical day in the life of Charley Davidson involves cheating husbands, errant wives, missing people, philandering business owners, and, oh yeah...demons, hell hounds, evil gods, and dead people. Lots and lots of dead people. As a part time Private Investigator and full-time Grim Reaper, Charley has to balance the good, the bad, the undead, and those who want her dead. Now, Charley is learning to make peace with the fact that she is a goddess with all kinds of power and that her own daughter has been born to save the world from total destruction. But the forces of hell are determined to see Charley banished forever to the darkest corners of another dimension. With the son of Satan himself as her husband and world-rocking lover, will Charley be able to defeat the ultimate evil and find a way to have her happily ever after after all? less...
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Expecting to Die by Lisa Jackson
Amazon Says: The menacing woods of Grizzly Falls, Montana, are not for the faint of heart. But for some, they’re the perfect setting for partying and pranks. They don’t know there’s more...
Amazon Says: The menacing woods of Grizzly Falls, Montana, are not for the faint of heart. But for some, they’re the perfect setting for partying and pranks. They don’t know there’s a rapt audience amid the tangled trees, a killer with a different kind of game in mind, for whom the woods are dark and deep—and perfectly deadly…Some places earn their bad reputation through tall tales or chance. Grizzly Falls is different. Here, killers aren’t just the stuff of legends and campfire lore. Someone is in the nighttime shadows, watching the local teens play around in the moonlit woods. Waiting for the right moment, the right victim. Waiting to take away a life.Detective Regan Pescoli is counting the days until her maternity leave. Exhausted and emotional, the last thing she needs is another suspected serial killer. Especially when her daughter, Bianca, is swept up in the media storm. When a reality show arrives in town, the chaos only makes it harder for Pescoli and her partner, Selena Alvarez, to distinguish rumor from truth.Another body is found…and another. And as the nightmare strikes closer to home, Pescoli races to find the terror lingering in the darkness, where there are too many places to hide…and countless places to die… less...
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Amazon Says: Who is killing New York's most beautiful women? Gorgeous women are dropping dead at upscale department stores in New York City. Detective Luc Moncrief and Det more...
Amazon Says: Who is killing New York's most beautiful women? Gorgeous women are dropping dead at upscale department stores in New York City. Detective Luc Moncrief and Detective Katherine Burke are close to solving the mystery, but looks can be deceiving.... BookShots LIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading All original content from James Patterson less...
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Amazon Says: As Britain becomes engulfed in a second World War, the indomitable Maisie Dobbs is plunged into a treacherous battle of her own when she stumbles on the deaths of refugees who more...
Amazon Says: As Britain becomes engulfed in a second World War, the indomitable Maisie Dobbs is plunged into a treacherous battle of her own when she stumbles on the deaths of refugees who may have been more than ordinary people seeking sanctuary on English soil, in this enthralling chapter in Jacqueline Winspear’s enormously popular New York Times bestselling series.Critics have long sung the praises of Jacqueline Winspear and her bestselling Maisie Dobbs series. In the thirteenth installment, Maisie—"one of the great fictional heroines, equal parts haunted and haunting." (Parade)—is back with more mystery, adventure, and psychological insight.When readers last saw Maisie Dobbs, it was 1938 and the world was on the brink of war. Maisie herself was on a dangerous mission inside Nazi Germany, where she encountered an old enemy and the Führer himself. In This Grave Hour, a year has passed and Maisie is back home in England—yet neither she nor her nation is safe. Britain has just declared war on Germany and is mobilizing for the devastating battle ahead. But when she stumbles on the deaths of a group of refugees, Maisie suspects the enemy may be closer than anyone knows.Old fans will be delighted at Maisie’s return and new readers will be hooked by this thrilling installment in Jacqueline Winspear’s "thoughtful, probing series" (Oprah.com). less...
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Knitting by Anne Bartlett
Amazon Says: It’s been ten months since Jack died, and Sandra, a tightly wound academic, copes with her grief by immersing herself in the history of textiles. When she and Martha, a gift more...
Amazon Says: It’s been ten months since Jack died, and Sandra, a tightly wound academic, copes with her grief by immersing herself in the history of textiles. When she and Martha, a gifted knitter, meet over an unconscious body on the footpath, the unlikely threads of their lives tangle into each other. Sandra invites Martha to join her in a professional collaboration, but what begins as a working relationship becomes something deeply personal. Martha seems at ease with herself, in spite of her own experience of grief. But what does she carry around in those three large bags? less...
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Malicious: A Mitchum Story by James Patterson
Amazon Says: Did my brother kill your husband? Mitchum is back. His brother's been charged with murder. Nathaniel swears he didn't kill anyone, but word on the street is that he more...
Amazon Says: Did my brother kill your husband? Mitchum is back. His brother's been charged with murder. Nathaniel swears he didn't kill anyone, but word on the street is that he was involved with the victim's wife. Now, Navy SEAL dropout Mitchum will break every rule to expose the truth--even if it destroys the people he loves. BookShots LIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading All original content from James Patterson less...
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Mangrove Lightning by Randy Wayne White
Amazon Says: The ghosts of a 1925 multiple murder stalk Doc Ford in the electrifying new novel in the New York Times–bestselling series.   Doc Ford has been involved in more...
Amazon Says: The ghosts of a 1925 multiple murder stalk Doc Ford in the electrifying new novel in the New York Times–bestselling series.   Doc Ford has been involved in many strange cases. This may be one of the strangest. A legendary charter captain and guide named Tootsie Barlow has come to him, muttering about a curse. The members of his extended family have suffered a bizarre series of attacks, and Barlow is convinced it has something to do with a multiple murder in 1925, in which his family had a shameful part. Ford doesn’t believe in curses, but as he and his friend Tomlinson begin to investigate, following the trail of the attacks from Key Largo to Tallahassee, they, too, suffer a series of near-fatal mishaps. Is it really a curse? Or just a crime spree? The answer lies in solving a near-hundred-year-old murder...and probing the mind of a madman. less...
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Amazon Says: From "New York Times "bestselling author William Kent Krueger comes a brilliant new novel about a young man, a small town, and murder in the summer of 1961. New Bremen, Minnes more...
Amazon Says: From "New York Times "bestselling author William Kent Krueger comes a brilliant new novel about a young man, a small town, and murder in the summer of 1961. New Bremen, Minnesota, 1961. The Twins were playing their debut season, ice-cold root beers were at the ready at Halderson's Drug Store soda counter, and "Hot Stuff "comic books were a mainstay on every barbershop magazine rack. It was a time of innocence and hope for a country with a new, young president. But for thirteen-year-old Frank Drum it was a summer in which death assumed many forms. When tragedy unexpectedly comes to call on his family, which includes his Methodist minister father, his passionate, artistic mother, Juilliard-bound older sister, and wise-beyond-his years kid brother, Frank finds himself thrust into an adult world full of secrets, lies, adultery, and betrayal. On the surface, "Ordinary Grace" is the story of the murder of a beautiful young woman, a beloved daughter and sister. At heart, it's the story of what that tragedy does to a boy, his family, and ultimately the fabric of the small town in which he lives. Told from Frank's perspective forty years after that fateful summer, it is a moving account of a boy standing at the door of his young manhood, trying to understand a world that seems to be falling apart around him. It is an unforgettable novel about discovering the terrible price of wisdom and the enduring grace of God. UNABRIDGED 9 CDs 11 Hours less...
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The Black Book by James Patterson
Amazon Says: The Instant #1 New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Three bodies in a beautiful and luxurious bedroom. Billy Harney was born to be a cop. The son of Chicago's chi more...
Amazon Says: The Instant #1 New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Three bodies in a beautiful and luxurious bedroom. Billy Harney was born to be a cop. The son of Chicago's chief of detectives, whose twin sister is also on the force, Billy plays it by the book. Alongside Detective Kate Fenton, Billy's tempestuous, adrenaline-junkie partner, there's nothing he wouldn't sacrifice for his job. Enter Amy Lentini, a hard-charging assistant state's attorney hell-bent on making a name for herself-who suspects Billy isn't the cop he claims to be. They're about to be linked by more than their careers. One missing black book. A horrifying murder leads investigators to an unexpected address-an exclusive brothel that caters to Chicago's most powerful citizens. There's plenty of incriminating evidence on the scene-but what matters most is what's missing: the madam's black book. Now shock waves are rippling through the city's elite, and everyone's desperate to find it. Chicago has never been more dangerous. As everyone who's anyone in Chicago scrambles to get their hands on the elusive black book, no one's motives can be trusted. An ingenious, inventive thriller about power, corruption, and the power of secrets to scandalize a city-and possibly destroy a family-The Black Book is James Patterson at his page-turning best. less...
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The Devil's Triangle by Catherine Coulter
Amazon Says: From New York Times bestselling authors Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison comes the highly anticipated thriller in their Brit in the FBI series, featuring special agents Nich more...
Amazon Says: From New York Times bestselling authors Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison comes the highly anticipated thriller in their Brit in the FBI series, featuring special agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine in their new roles as heads of the Covert Eyes team—but will their first case be their last when the enigmatic and dangerous thief known as the Fox reappears?“He who controls the weather, will control the world. He who controls time, will never be around.” —Thomas FreyFBI Special Agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine are the government’s Covert Eyes—leading a top-notch handpicked team of agents to tackle crimes and criminals both international and deadly. But their first case threatens their fledgling team when the Fox calls from Venice asking for help.Kitsune has stolen an incredible artifact from the Topkapi Museum in Istanbul, and now the client wants her dead. She has a warning for Nick and Mike: she’s overheard talk that a devastating Gobi desert sandstorm that’s killed thousands in Beijing isn’t a natural phenomenon, rather is produced by man. The Covert Eyes team heads to Venice, Italy, to find out the truth.From New York to Venice and from Rome to the Bermuda Triangle, Nicholas and Mike and their team are in a race against time, and nature herself, to stop an obsessed family from devastating Washington, DC. less...
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Amazon Says: From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dressmaker and A Touch of Stardust, comes a Hollywood coming-of-age novel, in which Ingrid Bergman's affair with Roberto R more...
Amazon Says: From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dressmaker and A Touch of Stardust, comes a Hollywood coming-of-age novel, in which Ingrid Bergman's affair with Roberto Rossellini forces her biggest fan to reconsider everything she was raised to believe In 1950, Ingrid Bergman—already a major star after movies like Casablanca and Joan of Arc—has a baby out of wedlock with her Italian lover, film director Roberto Rossellini. Previously held up as an icon of purity, Bergman's fall shocked her legions of American fans.     Growing up in Hollywood, Jessica Malloy watches as her PR executive father helps make Ingrid a star at Selznick Studio. Over years of fleeting interactions with the actress, Jesse comes to idolize Ingrid, who she considered not only the epitome of elegance and integrity, but also the picture-perfect mother, an area where her own difficult mom falls short.     In a heated era of McCarthyism and extreme censorship, Ingrid's affair sets off an international scandal that robs seventeen-year-old Jesse of her childhood hero. When the stress placed on Jesse's father begins to reveal hidden truths about the Malloy family, Jesse's eyes are opened to the complex realities of life—and love.      Beautifully written and deeply moving, The Hollywood Daughter is an intimate novel of self-discovery that evokes a Hollywood sparkling with glamour and vivid drama. From the Hardcover edition. less...
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The Reason Why: A Novel by Vickie M. Stringer
Amazon Says: [Read by iiKane] From the Essence bestselling Vickie M. Stringer comes The Reason Why, which reveals how Pamela and Chino became urban lit's Bonnie and Clyde. Pamela is more...
Amazon Says: [Read by iiKane] From the Essence bestselling Vickie M. Stringer comes The Reason Why, which reveals how Pamela and Chino became urban lit's Bonnie and Clyde. Pamela is a naive coed from Detroit, going to classes by day and clubs by night. The hottest spot is Jazzy Jay's, and that's where one of the guys slips his gun into her pocketbook, knowing that the police who have just descended on the club won't check the girls for weapons. Pamela doesn't know his name or anything other than he's cute and charming. But when she tracks him down to return his property, she finds out his name is Chino, his game is hustling, and his plan is to make her his woman -- and give her more than she ever bargained for out of life, love, and the pursuit of money. less...
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Wait for Dark by Kay Hooper
Amazon Says: An SCU team investigates a string of accidents, only to uncover a deadly and deliberate monster in the latest novel from New York Times bestselling author Kay Hooper.In more...
Amazon Says: An SCU team investigates a string of accidents, only to uncover a deadly and deliberate monster in the latest novel from New York Times bestselling author Kay Hooper.In Clarity, North Carolina, the residents have fallen victim to an unfortunate series of events. Seemingly random accidents have taken the lives of several citizens in the small mountain town. But these deadly coincidences are anything but. Something is on the hunt in Clarity, and the only clue as to what is a cryptic note given to the victims 24 hours before they meet their ends: “Wait for dark.”Sheriff Mal Gordon knows how to handle his town, but he has no idea how to handle this. Hollis Templeton and her team from the Special Crimes Unit, including her partner and lover, telepath Reese DeMarco, are called in to investigate.But while the SCU has prepared them for the unknown, the incredible evil stalking Clarity shakes the team to their core when one of their own is targeted. Now Hollis, the “cat with nine lives” finds herself facing death again.And this time, not even her partner can protect her.… less...
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Without Warning by Joel C. Rosenberg
Amazon Says: As he prepares to deliver the State of the Union address, the president of the United States is convinced the Islamic State is on the run, about to be crushed by American forc more...
Amazon Says: As he prepares to deliver the State of the Union address, the president of the United States is convinced the Islamic State is on the run, about to be crushed by American forces once and for all. But New York Times foreign correspondent J. B. Collins tells the president he’s dead wrong. With the Middle East on fire, the Israeli prime minister dead, and Amman in ruins, Collins fears a catastrophic attack inside the American homeland is imminent. He argues that only an all-out manhunt to capture or kill Abu Kahlif—the leader of ISIS—can stop the attack and save American lives. But will the president listen and take decisive action before it’s too late? less...
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A Good Woman by Danielle Steel
Amazon Says: Nineteen-year-old Annabelle Worthington was born into a life of privilege, but everything changed on an April day in 1912, when the sinking of the Titanic changed her family a more...
Amazon Says: Nineteen-year-old Annabelle Worthington was born into a life of privilege, but everything changed on an April day in 1912, when the sinking of the Titanic changed her family and her world forever. Finding strength within her grief, Annabelle pours herself into volunteer work, igniting a passion for medicine that would shape the course of her life.But for Annabelle, first love, and a seemingly idyllic marriage, will soon bring grief caused by the secrets of her husband. Betrayed, and pursued by undeserved scandal, Annabelle flees New York for war-ravaged France, hoping to lose herself in a life of service. There, in the heart of the First World War, in a groundbreaking field hospital run by women, Annabelle finds her true calling, studying medicine and saving lives. And when the war ends, Annabelle begins a new life in Paris—now a doctor, a mother, her past almost forgotten…until a fateful meeting opens her heart to the world she had left behind.Finding strength in the most unlikely of friendships, pulling together the broken fragments of her life, Annabelle will return to New York one more time—this time a changed woman, a woman of substance, infused with life's experience, building a future filled with hope…out of the rich soil of the past. less...
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A Perfect Obsession by Heather Graham
Amazon Says: Perfect suspense from New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham! The latest book in her New York Confidential series.Someone is murdering beautiful young women i more...
Amazon Says: Perfect suspense from New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham! The latest book in her New York Confidential series.Someone is murdering beautiful young women in the New York area and displaying them in mausoleums and underground tombs. The FBI is handling the case, with Special Agent Craig Frasier as lead.Kieran Finnegan, forensic psychologist and part owner of Finnegan's, her family's pub, is consulting on the case. Craig and Kieran are a couple who've worked together on more than one occasion. On this occasion, though, Craig fears for the safety of the woman he loves. Because the killer is too close. The body of a young model is found in a catacomb under a two-hundred-year-old church, now deconsecrated and turned into a nightclub. A church directly behind Finnegan's in lower Manhattan.As more women are murdered, their bodies discovered in underground locations in New York, it's clear that the police and the FBI are dealing with a serial killer. Craig and Kieran are desperate to track down the murderer, a man obsessed with female perfection. Obsessed enough to want to "preserve" that beauty by destroying the women who embody it… less...
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The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
Amazon Says: My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my san more...
Amazon Says: My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. You may have heard of me. So begins the tale of a hero told from his own point of view ― a story unequaled in fantasy literature. Now in THE WISE MAN’S FEAR, Day Two of The Kingkiller Chronicle, an escalating rivalry with a powerful member of the nobility forces Kvothe to leave the University and seek his fortune abroad. Adrift, penniless, and alone, he travels to Vintas, where he quickly becomes entangled in the politics of courtly society. While attempting to curry favor with a powerful noble, Kvothe uncovers an assassination attempt, comes into conflict with a rival arcanist, and leads a group of mercenaries into the wild, in an attempt to solve the mystery of who (or what) is waylaying travelers on the King's Road. All the while, Kvothe searches for answers, attempting to uncover the truth about the mysterious Amyr, the Chandrian, and the death of his parents. Along the way, Kvothe is put on trial by the legendary Adem mercenaries, is forced to reclaim the honor of the Edema Ruh, and travels into the Fae realm. There he meets Felurian, the faerie woman no man can resist, and who no man has ever survived...until Kvothe. In THE WISE MAN’S FEAR, Kvothe takes his first steps on the path of the hero and learns how difficult life can be when a man becomes a legend in his own time. less...
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Amazon Says: New York Times Bestseller “Anne Lamott is my Oprah.” —Chicago Tribune From the author of Help, Thanks, Wow and Bird by Bird, a powerful exploration of mercy a more...
Amazon Says: New York Times Bestseller “Anne Lamott is my Oprah.” —Chicago Tribune From the author of Help, Thanks, Wow and Bird by Bird, a powerful exploration of mercy and how we can embrace it. "Mercy is radical kindness," Anne Lamott writes in her enthralling and heartening book, Hallelujah Anyway. It's the permission you give others—and yourself—to forgive a debt, to absolve the unabsolvable, to let go of the judgment and pain that make life so difficult. In Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy Lamott ventures to explore where to find meaning in life. We should begin, she suggests, by "facing a great big mess, especially the great big mess of ourselves." It's up to each of us to recognize the presence and importance of mercy everywhere—"within us and outside us, all around us"—and to use it to forge a deeper understanding of ourselves and more honest connections with each other. While that can be difficult to do, Lamott argues that it's crucial, as "kindness towards others, beginning with myself, buys us a shot at a warm and generous heart, the greatest prize of all."  Full of Lamott’s trademark honesty, humor and forthrightness, Hallelujah Anyway is profound and caring, funny and wise—a hopeful book of hands-on spirituality. less...
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Amazon Says: [Read by Kevin Kenerly] During the infamous Battle of the Bulge, eleven brave African American soldiers were brutally massacred by Nazis in the village of Wereth, Belgium. A more...
Amazon Says: [Read by Kevin Kenerly] During the infamous Battle of the Bulge, eleven brave African American soldiers were brutally massacred by Nazis in the village of Wereth, Belgium. Although they sacrificed their lives during a time when they were not treated equally even on American soil, this heroic story was left out of the history books. It took seventy years for the United States Congress to recognize the valor and bravery of these eleven men. The Lost Eleven not only tells the individual stories of these artillerymen, the Belgian family that took them in, and the boy who couldn't forget the courageous men who died in the field but also sheds new light on the contributions of black Americans during World War II. less...
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2017 GRAMMY® Nominees by 2017 GRAMMY® Nominees
Amazon Says: The latest installment of the best-selling series - now in its 23rd year - features a collection of the biggest and brightest GRAMMY-nominated music for the upcoming 59th Annu more...
Amazon Says: The latest installment of the best-selling series - now in its 23rd year - features a collection of the biggest and brightest GRAMMY-nominated music for the upcoming 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards®. A portion of album proceeds benefit the year-round work of the GRAMMY Museum FoundationTM and MusiCares Foundation® - The Recording Academy's charitable organizations focused on music education programs and critical assistance for music people in need. less...
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All L.A. Band by Bob Mintzer
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Better Together by Gaither Vocal Band
Amazon Says: Gospel Music Hall of Famers the Gaither Vocal Band keep vocal harmonies front and center on this all-new studio recording of songs both new and classic. Bill, David, Wes, Todd more...
Amazon Says: Gospel Music Hall of Famers the Gaither Vocal Band keep vocal harmonies front and center on this all-new studio recording of songs both new and classic. Bill, David, Wes, Todd and Adam showcase their tight, unmistakable blends on such timeless standards as When He Set Me Free, Dig a Little Deeper, Didn't It Rain Children and the James Taylor classic You've Got a Friend. This legendary, award-winning group's one-of-a-kind arrangements will uplift your day and put a spring in your step. less...
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Blues And Ballads by Brad Mehldau Trio
Amazon Says: Nonesuch Records releases the Brad Mehldau Trio’s Blues and Ballads, the trio’s first new release since 2012’s Where Do You Start, on June 3, 2016. The previous release more...
Amazon Says: Nonesuch Records releases the Brad Mehldau Trio’s Blues and Ballads, the trio’s first new release since 2012’s Where Do You Start, on June 3, 2016. The previous release received critical acclaim, with the Financial Times saying, “Mehldau never lets his peerless technique and meticulous timing interrupt the narrative flow of a well-told tale. Here, the pianist and his trio burrow deep into left-field pop and the American songbook, and give an adventurous sheen to modern jazz.” Blues and Ballads similarly comprises interpretations of songs by other composers, this time with the focus on blues and ballads implied by the album’s title. The Brad Mehldau Trio is Mehldau on piano, Larry Grenadier on bass, and Jeff Ballard on drums. less...
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Thomas Lloyd: Bonhoeffer by The Crossing
Amazon Says: Bonhoeffer was conceived as a concert work in a theatrical context by composer Thomas Lloyd. Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) was one of the most influential Christian theologi more...
Amazon Says: Bonhoeffer was conceived as a concert work in a theatrical context by composer Thomas Lloyd. Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) was one of the most influential Christian theologians of the 20th Century. He returned to Germany from the United States to become an active leader of the Confessing Church, which actively resisted the capitulation of the establishment Lutheran and Catholic churches to the fascist leadership of Adolf Hilter. He was involved in the unsuccessful plot to assassinate Hitler and suffered imprisonment and death, being hanged at Flossenbürg Concentration Camp a few weeks before Germany's surrender. He fell in love with Maria von Wedemeyer and was engaged to her shortly before his arrest. The text for Bonhoeffer is adapted from the writings of both Bonhoeffer and von Wedemeyer. Thomas Lloyd is on the faculty at Haverford College; the artistic director of the Bucks County Choral Society; and director of music at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral. His music has been performed by many choirs -- professional, collegiate, community, and high school. The Crossing is a professional chamber choir based in Philadelphia conducted by Donald Nally and dedicated to the commissioning and performance of new music. They have collaborated with the Los Angeles Philharmonic; the International Contemporary Ensemble, Bang on a Can, and the American Composers Orchestra, among many others. They premiered John Luther Adams' Sila: the breath of the world in collaboration with the Mostly Mozart Festival in 2014. Their discography includes six recordings and they have been hailed in reviews as "superb" (New York Times) and "ardently angelic" (The Los Angeles Times). Under conductor Donald Nally's leadership, The Crossing has commissioned and premiered more than 50 works for chorus. less...
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Bria by Bria Skonberg
Amazon Says: With a unique fusion of modern-day pop sensibility, combined with sizzling musicianship, Bria Skonberg makes a firm claim on fresh territory in the sophisticated pop landscape more...
Amazon Says: With a unique fusion of modern-day pop sensibility, combined with sizzling musicianship, Bria Skonberg makes a firm claim on fresh territory in the sophisticated pop landscape pioneered by Harry Connick, Jr., Diana Krall and Michael Bublé. Titled Bria, her debut album on Portrait Records features standards plus five original songs. Skonberg credits producer Matt Pierson with helping her tie together the best aspects of the music she s been exploring, in a quest to fuse my love of classic jazz with worldly rhythm, percussion, contemporary songwriting and more. Noted as a Millennial Shaking Up the Jazz World, according to Vanity Fair, Bria Skonberg is a self-described small town girl from Chilliwack, British Columbia, who hightailed if to Vancouver straight out of high school and earned a degree in Jazz Trumpet Performance. She developed her songwriting chops while working with TV/jingle producer Paul Airey, known for his work with the likes of Warner Bros. studios and the National Hockey League. Skonberg is an established touring artist with numerous club and festival performances scheduled throughout 2016. In addition, in an upcoming issue of Down Beat magazine, she s recognized as one of 25 for the Future. All in all, it s an impressive present and even more promising future for this welcome new voice. less...
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Canto America by La Orquesta Sinfonietta
Amazon Says: The majority of contemporary projects in the Latin jazz genre have focused on woodwinds, brass and the rhythm section. Yet traditional Latin American music has firm and long e more...
Amazon Says: The majority of contemporary projects in the Latin jazz genre have focused on woodwinds, brass and the rhythm section. Yet traditional Latin American music has firm and long established roots in the classical string tradition, an aesthetic that played a major role in the development of music throughout the Americas. Canto América speaks to the revitalization of the concept of a strong percussive foundation combined with the harmonic and orchestral elements of classical music. Using both Afro-Cuban folklore and the multi-Grammy nominated Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet as its foundation, La Orquesta Sinfonietta pairs the San Francisco Bay area's most acclaimed Latin musicians and singers with awarding winning classical performers from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. The result is a unique and dazzling combination of Latin jazz, folkloric Afro-Caribbean music and classical form and orchestration. less...
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Country For Old Men by John Scofield
Amazon Says: The Grammy-winning guitarist, composer and bandleader John Scofield has allowed his musical eclecticism to be his guiding compass to explore a spectrum of idioms of genres, ra more...
Amazon Says: The Grammy-winning guitarist, composer and bandleader John Scofield has allowed his musical eclecticism to be his guiding compass to explore a spectrum of idioms of genres, ranging from electric fusion to modern bop, from greasy R&B to drum-n-bass, and from rock to blues and gospel. So it comes as no surprise that Scofield would follow his 2015 Grammy-winning album, Past Present, by shifting gears with something like Country for Old Men. And Scofields incredible jazz improvising skills are fully present throughout. With the help of frequent collaborators drummer Bill Stewart, organist and pianist Larry Goldings, and bassist Steve Swallow Scofield renders 12 country tunes through the prism of vigorous modern jazz. My idea for this record was to take country tunes and turn them into jazz ones Scofield explains, Because country tunes are simple--theyre easy to reharmonize. The improvisation and group feel are essential to each track. John focuses strongly on the melody of each song, accentuating his playing with a noticeable twang, which lends the music the requisite bucolic sensibility. In fact, John says that country singers played an influential role in his musical development. Ive liked country music since I was a young kid listening to the radio, he recalls. I think all the tunes work as jazz. Plus, I was really inspired to sound country when I played the melodies. I was amazed at how well it worked. less...
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Dirty Projectors by Dirty Projectors
Amazon Says: Dirty Projectors, the beloved, decade-plus-long recording pursuit of producer, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist David Longstreth, presents the eighth full-length album in t more...
Amazon Says: Dirty Projectors, the beloved, decade-plus-long recording pursuit of producer, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist David Longstreth, presents the eighth full-length album in the band’s wildly varied and fascinating discography. As with previous Dirty Projectors albums, the forthcoming release sees Longstreth lead a group of hugely talented contributors, including Solange Knowles, Tyondai Braxton, Mauro Refosco (Atoms For Peace, Red Hot Chili Peppers), and Dawn Richard (D∆WN and Danity Kane), in realizing his creative vision. less...
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Do Hollywood by The Lemon Twigs
Amazon Says: With their debut album for 4AD, Do Hollywood, The Lemon Twigs have fused tightly constructed pop, modern psych, and British invasion melodies into a ten-song masterpiece. The more...
Amazon Says: With their debut album for 4AD, Do Hollywood, The Lemon Twigs have fused tightly constructed pop, modern psych, and British invasion melodies into a ten-song masterpiece. The D’Addario brothers—Brian (19) and Michael (17)—are whipping fans and critics alike into an utter frenzy. NPR hailed them as “fabulously weird,” Brooklyn Vegan raved that “they need to be seen to be believed,” and The Line Of Best Fit dubbed their music “near perfect…the best lo-fi rock & roll anthem you’ll hear this decade.” The Guardian, meanwhile, crowned the album “a triumph of detailed richness and sumptuous melody.” Not bad for a couple kids from Long Island. Born into a musical family, Brian and Michael grew up on The Beach Boys and The Beatles, whose albums and films played constantly in their house. As toddlers, they were already harmonizing on “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” and soon they were playing drums and mastering whatever instruments they could get their hands on. Ask about their childhood dreams and they’ll tell you that they never aspired to do anything but make music together, and it shows. less...
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Amazon Says: Nonesuch releases a live two-disc recording from the legendary, Grammy Award–winning Brazilian singers, songwriters, and guitarists Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil—Dois Am more...
Amazon Says: Nonesuch releases a live two-disc recording from the legendary, Grammy Award–winning Brazilian singers, songwriters, and guitarists Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil—Dois Amigos, Um Século de Música: Multishow Live—on April 8, 2016. This historic reunion celebrates a lifelong friendship over the half-century careers of two artists that have broken cultural, social, and political barriers through music. Dois Amigos, Um Século de Música: Multishow Live was recorded for television during a concert in Brazil last year, in the midst of the Dois Amigos tour. Gil and Veloso have, to date, performed for more than 135,000 fans at 44 sold-out concerts in 21 countries and 35 cities since beginning their tour last June in Amsterdam. Their tour begins again this April, with US stops in Los Angeles, Oakland, Miami, and Brooklyn.The new album features an entire concert, comprising 28 songs, including "Nine Out of Ten" in English; "Tres Palabras" and "Tonada de Luna Llena" in Spanish; "Come Prima" in Italian. Dois Amigos also includes longtime favorites from the artists, including "Coração Vagabundo," "Desde que o Samba é Samba," "Expresso 2222," "Esotérico," "Drão," and many others. The songs, which are mostly written by Veloso and Gil, are performed acoustically, as both duets and solo.Reviews of the concerts have noted the intimacy between Veloso's and Gil's voices and guitars, with Reuters calling their Montreux performance "pure and poignant," and the Guardian calling it "historic … a classy and emotional performance," saying, "They are now in their early 70s, and they are still remarkable." Their friendship begin in the early 1960s, in Salvador, Bahia, and has endured many triumphs and difficulties over the decades: from their first, historic concerts at the Teatro Vila Velha to performances in music festivals, moves to Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, incarceration, and exile to London, among many other experiences.Dois Amigos was produced by Veloso and Gil, with sound engineering by their sons, Moreno Veloso and Bem Gil. The album was released internationally earlier this year. less...
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Electronica 1: The Time Machine by Jean-Michel Jarre
Amazon Says: 2015 release, the 18th studio album by French electronic music pioneer Jean Michel Jarre. The album is a collection of collaborations between Jarre and some of the musicians w more...
Amazon Says: 2015 release, the 18th studio album by French electronic music pioneer Jean Michel Jarre. The album is a collection of collaborations between Jarre and some of the musicians who have inspired - or have been inspired by - Jean Michel including Pete Townshend, Vince Clarke (Depeche Mode/Yazoo/Erasure), Gesaffelstein, M83, Armin van Buuren, John Carpenter, Robert "3D" Del Naja of Massive Attack fame and the late Edgar Froese of Tangerine Dream. Other collaborators include Moby, Lang Lang, Laurie Anderson, Fuck Buttons and others. The album is the first volume of this ambitious project - the second installment is scheduled to follow in 2016. less...
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Everybody Wants A Piece by Joe Louis Walker
Amazon Says: SELLING POINTS •Joe Louis Walker is known worldwide as one of the genre’s top musical trailblazers—a mesmerizing guitarist and soul-testifying vocalist and was inducted more...
Amazon Says: SELLING POINTS •Joe Louis Walker is known worldwide as one of the genre’s top musical trailblazers—a mesmerizing guitarist and soul-testifying vocalist and was inducted into The Blues Hall Of Fame in 2013 •He has earned a stunning total of 48 W.C Handy/Blues Music Award nominations on his way to four wins. •Joe Louis Walker was chosen by President Bill Clinton and Hilary Rodham Clinton to induct the legendary B.B. King into the Kennedy Centre Awards. •Performed at all the major festivals during the late 1990s and throughout the 2000s, including Glastonbury, Nottoden, and Montreux. MARKETING & PROMOTION •Consumer ads to be placed in main music magazines and newspapers. •Highly integrated campaign through all social media networks including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more. •Promotional mailing will be made to music publications and websites with a focus on blues and rock. less...
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Highway Queen by Nikki Lane
Amazon Says: Nikki Lane’s remarkably dazzling third album Highway Queen, out February 17, 2017, sees the young Nashville rebel emerge as one of country and rock’s most gifted songwrite more...
Amazon Says: Nikki Lane’s remarkably dazzling third album Highway Queen, out February 17, 2017, sees the young Nashville rebel emerge as one of country and rock’s most gifted songwriters. Produced by Lane and fellow singer-songwriter Jonathan Tyler, and recorded in Denton, Texas and Nashville, Tennessee, Highway Queen is an emotional tour-de-force. Blending potent lyrics, unbridled blues guitars and vintage Sixties country-pop swagger, Lane’s new music will resonate as easily with Black Keys and Lana Del Rey fans as those of Neil Young and Tom Petty. Highway Queen starts with the whiskey-soaked restlessness of “700,000 Rednecks,” a rowdy call to action, and ends on the profoundly raw “Forever Lasts Forever,” where Lane belts freely, mourning a failed marriage – the “lighter shade of skin” left behind from her wedding ring. Lane’s journey to heartbreak takes exquisite turns. “Companion” is pure Everly Brothers’ dreaminess (“I would spend a lifetime/ Playing catch you if I can”). Elsewhere, she goes on a Vegas bender on the rollicking “Jackpot,” fights last-call blues (“Foolish Heart”) and tosses off brazen one-liners at a backroom piano (“Big Mouth”). Lane, a Greenville, South Carolina native, is unique songwriter who didn’t take the traditional country artist path. Her backwoods roots are undercut by her chosen career as a fashion entrepreneur (she’s the owner of vintage clothing boutique High Class Hillbilly) who has lived – and been heartbroken in – Los Angeles, New York and Nashville. So it’s no surprise that her music seamlessly crosses musical genres with lyrics steeped in the doomed perseverance only a true dark horse romantic knows. Lane’s rapid rise in music is thanks to the fervent critical acclaim of her debut record Walk of Shame and 2014’s Dan Auerbach-produced All or Nothin’. With Highway Queen, 2017 is poised to be Lane’s major mainstream breakthrough. "I want to be the highway queen," Lane told Rolling Stone in 2015. "I'm obsessed with trucks, just like every other fucking country singer. But I want to make my own,” she said banging her fists on the table of a chic East Nashville cafe. So as she sings on the title track: place your bets, if you ain’t folding. less...
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Kingston City by New Kingston
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Amazon Says: Composed and orchestrated by Justin Hurwitz, the soundtrack to the critically acclaimed film La La Land is available here on CD. Features vocal performances from the film's st more...
Amazon Says: Composed and orchestrated by Justin Hurwitz, the soundtrack to the critically acclaimed film La La Land is available here on CD. Features vocal performances from the film's stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, with lyrics written by Pasek and Paul. less...
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Live At Red Rocks by Rebelution
Amazon Says: The first ever document of Rebelutions amazing live show comes from a sold out show at Red Rocks on June 20, 2015. more...
Amazon Says: The first ever document of Rebelutions amazing live show comes from a sold out show at Red Rocks on June 20, 2015. less...
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Amazon Says: Live In Paris 1975 is the beginning of a series spanning 10 releases from the fathers of heavy rock Deep Purple! The evening of April 7th did not only find the MK III line up more...
Amazon Says: Live In Paris 1975 is the beginning of a series spanning 10 releases from the fathers of heavy rock Deep Purple! The evening of April 7th did not only find the MK III line up at their best, but this also was the very last show together with Richie Blackmore on guitars. Blackmore left the band in 1975 to start Rainbow. Recorded in Paris at the Palais des Sports, David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Richie Blackmore, Jon Lord and Ian Paice really made the audience's blood boil. With fascinating drum- and guitar solos and enormous improvisations, this concert was a perfect tribute to their reputation in the world of rock. While songs like Burn, Stormbringer and Lady Double Dealer burst with strength, other songs like Mistreated were presented in a superb blues version. Of course, the highlight of the show was their all time smash hit and masterpiece Smoke On The Water . Digitally re-mastered, Live in Paris 1975 convinces with a stunning audio quality transmitting all the power and brilliance of Deep Purple. Enjoy the enticing night of all the best from Deep Purple live. Re-live all the moments, chanting and screaming from the crowd, the band's musical genius live on stage and witness the living legend playing many of the most loved tunes to an ecstatic Paris audience. less...
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Magma by Gojira
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MELODIES FOR A SAVAGE FIX by STEVE / GANGLOFF,MIKE GUNN
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Neeme Järvi conducts Ibert by Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Amazon Says: This fourth album from Neeme Jarvi and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande explores the music of Jacques Ibert. Although Iberts work is starkly contrasting from piece to piece more...
Amazon Says: This fourth album from Neeme Jarvi and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande explores the music of Jacques Ibert. Although Iberts work is starkly contrasting from piece to piece, all of his compositions show his deftness with their strong melodic lines and vigorous ostinato patterns. These recordings were taken in Genevas Victoria Hall, and the outstanding acoustics are easily heard on this recording. less...
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Amazon Says: This album presents four world premiere recordings of works by Christopher Rouse (b.1949), the New York Philharmonic's second Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence, three more...
Amazon Says: This album presents four world premiere recordings of works by Christopher Rouse (b.1949), the New York Philharmonic's second Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence, three of them composed for the Orchestra and Music Director Alan Gilbert. Taken together, the Fourth Symphony, Prospero's Rooms and Odna Zhizn bear witness to a remarkable period of artistic collaboration between the legendary Orchestra, its celebrated Music Director, and one of America s most evocative composers. less...
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Amazon Says: Not only does this collection of orchestral works by Janácek follow two highly praised volumes with such great soloists as Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and James Ehnes, but it also f more...
Amazon Says: Not only does this collection of orchestral works by Janácek follow two highly praised volumes with such great soloists as Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and James Ehnes, but it also features one of the composers most monumental works with the vividly admired organist Thomas Trotter along with three contrasting shorter pieces. less...
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Amazon Says: Passing Through is the third recording devoted to composer Gernot Wolfgang's chamber music compositions. Ever since Wolfgang became interested in contemporary classical music, more...
Amazon Says: Passing Through is the third recording devoted to composer Gernot Wolfgang's chamber music compositions. Ever since Wolfgang became interested in contemporary classical music, the prospect of integrating grooves from musical styles such as jazz, rock & roll, pop, world music and elecgtronica into his concert works has intrigued him. The works on this CD contain such grooves as the means of providing forward propulsion, generating additional energy, and also simply for the fun of it. Gernot Wolfgang has been described by Gramophone as a composer with a "winning sonic arsenal," while jazz legend Dave Brubeck characterized his music as being of "unconventional beauty." Born in Austria, Gernot Wolfgang holds degrees from Berklee College of Music, the University of Music in Graz, and the University of Southern California. The recipient of numerous commissions, his music has been performed by major orchestras in the U.S. and Europe. He has taught at the University of Music in Graz and given masterclasses at UCLA, Texas Tech University, University of Music in Vienna and Instrumenta Verano in Oaxaca. He also works as an orchestrator in the film and TV music industry. A stellar group of Los-Angeles based musicians perform on this disc, including Judith Farmer, bassoon; oboist Jennifer Johnson; pianists Joanne Pearce Martin and Robert Thies; and the Eclipse and New Hollywood String Quartets. less...
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Warsaw Philharmonic: Penderecki conducts Penderecki vol. 1 by Warsaw Philharmonic / Krzysztof Penderecki
Amazon Says: "My art, with its deep Christian roots, aims to restore the human metaphysical space, shattered by 20th centrury cataclysms.  Restoring the sacred dimension of reality is the more...
Amazon Says: "My art, with its deep Christian roots, aims to restore the human metaphysical space, shattered by 20th centrury cataclysms.  Restoring the sacred dimension of reality is the only way in which man can be saved."  Krzysztof Penderecki.This album contains a selction of Poland's greatest living composer's vocal-instrumental works on religious subjects, representing different artistic responses to the challenge expressed above.  Our selection also provides proof of the special importance that the composer attaches to what he considers as "the most difficult of instruments" - namely, the human voice.Penderecki shot to notoriety in the musical avant-garde in 1960 with the haunting string music of his Threndody to the Victims of Hiroshima.  He remains a doyen of contemporary music alongside Arvo Part and the late, lamented Henryk Gorecki.  Here, the 82 year old composer conducts his own music with his national orchestra, the Warsaw Philharmonic.  He also gives the triumphant premiere of a powerful new sacred work.  Dies Illa, for soloists (Johanna Rusanene, Agnieszka Rehlis and Nikolay Didenko), choir and orchestra, composed to mark the centenary of WW1 in 2014. less...
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Dr. Um by Peter Erskine
Amazon Says: Peter Erskine is Dr. Um, and this album marks a welcome return to the musical worlds he inhabited as part of Weather Report and Steps Ahead. Featuring an incredible drum sound more...
Amazon Says: Peter Erskine is Dr. Um, and this album marks a welcome return to the musical worlds he inhabited as part of Weather Report and Steps Ahead. Featuring an incredible drum sound plus compositional appearances by Peter, Joe Zawinul, John Beasley, Gary McFarland, Vince Mendoza and Gustav Mahler, Dr. Um takes the classic fusion sound into the 21st century. This is the album Weather Report might have made were the band still around. This is the album Peter Erskine has always wanted to make. The doctor will see you now! less...
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Real Enemies by Darcy James Argue's Secret Society
Amazon Says: Darcy James Argue is a Brooklyn-based bandleader and composer who leads his 18-piece big band Secret Society to victory in their third album, Real Enemies. Real Enemies is a 1 more...
Amazon Says: Darcy James Argue is a Brooklyn-based bandleader and composer who leads his 18-piece big band Secret Society to victory in their third album, Real Enemies. Real Enemies is a 13-chapter exploration of conspiracies and Americas fascination with them. The work was composed by Argue, and includes chapters based on the Red Scare, the Illuminati, Edward Snowden, as well as alien sightings. The score meticulously examines these theories in a dazzling way. The title, Real Enemies, is based on Kathryn Olmsteds 2009 book Real Enemies: Conspiracy Theories and American Democracy, World War I to 9/11. This project relies heavily on 12-tone techniques, reminiscent of the work of Arnold Schoenberg, but with a much more contemporary disregard for Schoenbergs stringent rules. Expertly woven into this provocative score are pieces of spoken text from American figures such as JFK, Frank Church, George H. W. Bush, and Dick Cheyney. The concluding voice-over narration is provided by actor James Urbaniak. less...
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Sound of Red by René Marie
Amazon Says: Rene Marie's sensational 'Sound of Red' finds the singer at the top of her game, breaking new ground with her first album of entirely self-penned originals. After landing a Be more...
Amazon Says: Rene Marie's sensational 'Sound of Red' finds the singer at the top of her game, breaking new ground with her first album of entirely self-penned originals. After landing a Best Jazz Vocal Album GRAMMY nomination with her last release, Marie shoots for the stars again with 'Sound of Red', as she writes a new chapter in jazz in her patented ultra-sexy, wise, provocative and daredevil style. Her brilliance as a writer who draws equally on jazz, folk, R&B and country proves an easy match for her brilliance as a performer. These richly personal songs explore the sweetest, saddest, brightest and darkest corners of human existence, setting Rene Marie up for cross-over success. less...
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Sounds of Revival II: Deeper by William McDowell
Amazon Says: There s a sound that is being released. A sound that s available from God for all who are willing to receive. This sound is for those who come expecting a revival! Internation more...
Amazon Says: There s a sound that is being released. A sound that s available from God for all who are willing to receive. This sound is for those who come expecting a revival! International Worship Leader and Pastor William McDowell leads listeners to the seat of worship with his latest CD Sounds of Revival II: Deeper. Sounds Of Revival II: Deeper is William McDowell s fifth album and includes the singles, It Is So featuring Travis Greene and In Your Presence featuring Israel Houghton. Sounds of Revival II: Deeper is a continuation of his 2016 album, Sounds of Revival. The album has become the personal soundtrack to my worship experience, and it is my hope that it provokes a personal revival that will translate into a global revival movement, said William McDowell. Sounds Of Revival II: Deeper is sure to lead his audience into a more intimate encounter with God. less...
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The Misadventures Of Fern & Marty by Social Club (Misfits)
Amazon Says: Miami hip-hop duo Social Club Misfits are excited to announce their new album 'The Misadventures of Fern & Marty.' 'The album is a combination of styles and influences from ou more...
Amazon Says: Miami hip-hop duo Social Club Misfits are excited to announce their new album 'The Misadventures of Fern & Marty.' 'The album is a combination of styles and influences from our city and cultures, which makes this album very eclectic' states Marty. 'We live in Florida and it is so diverse, there are so many cultures and backgrounds. We wanted to capture that.' Featuring production by Wit and 42 North, Ruslan, Amari and Ray Rock fans will experience everything from soul, trap, island and more as well as includes appearances by Andy Mineo, Chris Batson, and Tree Giants. 'The Misadventures of Fern & Marty could best be described as the journey every person has becoming an adult,' states Fern. 'This is an album about life. It's the good, the bad and it's real. We continue to use humor and emotion, with every song having an underlining message.' less...
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The Sting Variations by The Tierney Sutton Band
Amazon Says: The Sting Variations is a logical follow up to Tierney Sutton's solo album 'After Blue' in which Tierney Sutton reimagined Joni Mitchell's iconic album 'Blue.' This time, the more...
Amazon Says: The Sting Variations is a logical follow up to Tierney Sutton's solo album 'After Blue' in which Tierney Sutton reimagined Joni Mitchell's iconic album 'Blue.' This time, the full ensemble 'The Tierney Sutton Band' returns with their unique interpretation of the best of Sting's diverse repertoire. 'The Sting Variations' continues the band's history of their remarkably creative exploration of well-known songs. less...
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Amazon Says: Sabine Devielhe's career and accolades to date are impressive, even before taking into account the fact that she is not yet 30 years old.  Though her studies began with the c more...
Amazon Says: Sabine Devielhe's career and accolades to date are impressive, even before taking into account the fact that she is not yet 30 years old.  Though her studies began with the cello and musicology, she changed to the voice and never looked back, graduating from the Paris Conservatoire with the First Prize.  Even during her studies she began performing with the Musiciens du Louvre with Marc Minkowski, Le Concert Spirituel under Herve Niquet, and Ensemble Pymalion with Raphael Pichon, whom she would eventually marry.  Her debut album released in November 2013 - Rameau: le Grand Theatre de l'Amour with Les Ambassadeurs - was a huge success, winning Diapason d'Or, the Grand Prix de l'Academie Charles Cros, as well and being named Album of the Week on BBC Radio 3.Following on from that success, this album featuring Ensemble Pymalion and Raphael Pichon in a survey of some of the arias Mozart wrote for the Weber sisters.  Beautiful, charming and talented, Aloysia, Josepha, and Konstanze (who eventually became Mozart's wife) were three muses for the composer, inspiring some of his most glorious vocal works. less...
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Violent by We Are The City
Amazon Says: We Are the City, the BC-based Progressive Rock trio, has weathered a few career twists and turns. On the heels of their debut album, In a Quiet World, they swiftly claimed fir more...
Amazon Says: We Are the City, the BC-based Progressive Rock trio, has weathered a few career twists and turns. On the heels of their debut album, In a Quiet World, they swiftly claimed first place in the inaugural Peak Performance Project landing the group $150,000 in funding in January of 2010. They went on to release the critically appreciated High School EP in 2011. The vacillations of We Are the City's home base and core band members and the upheaval of any creative process has ultimately failed to derail the band's musical momentum. less...
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White Sun II by White Sun
Amazon Says: Los Angeles-based White Sun is known for its pioneering interpretations of yogic mantras. These are the songs of yogis sung with penetrating vibratory musicality that enhance more...
Amazon Says: Los Angeles-based White Sun is known for its pioneering interpretations of yogic mantras. These are the songs of yogis sung with penetrating vibratory musicality that enhance consciousness and awareness while delighting the senses. White Sun’s music emphasizes the healing vibrations of mantra through the clear profound lead vocals of Gurujas. Band members Harijiwan and two-time Emmy winner Adam Berry serve up the richly layered, rhythmic foundation that takes listeners beyond the every day realm to a place of inspired, energized experience. This second album features legendary special guests, including: · Grammy-winning Malian kora player Mamadou Diabate · 7-time Grammy-nominated Gabe Wichter of the Punch Brothers · Renowned Tabla master Abhiman Kaushal · Virtuoso backing vocals by the Waters Family White Sun's debut album reached #1 and #10 on the iTunes World and Billboard World charts, respectively, and was featured on NBC, Telemundo, Univision, and in Elle Magazine. US Tour dates to be announced in September! less...
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Amazon Says: Perfectly blending suspense and humour, Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy is a shocking tale of murder set in modern-day London. A serial criminal known as the "Necktie Murderer" has more...
Amazon Says: Perfectly blending suspense and humour, Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy is a shocking tale of murder set in modern-day London. A serial criminal known as the "Necktie Murderer" has the police on red alert and the trail is leading to an innocent man who must now elude the law and prove his innocence by finding the real murderer. Starring Jon Finch, Alex McCowen and Barry Foster, the film marked Hitchcock's return to his native England after nearly twenty years and demonstrates why he known as the Master of Suspense. less...
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Amazon Says: Legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock (North by Northwest, Psycho, Rope) directed this suspenseful World War II thriller, a remarkable story of human survival. After their ship more...
Amazon Says: Legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock (North by Northwest, Psycho, Rope) directed this suspenseful World War II thriller, a remarkable story of human survival. After their ship is sunk in the Atlantic by Germans, eight people are stranded in a lifeboat, among them a glamorous journalist, a tough seaman, a nurse and an injured sailor. Their problems are further compounded when they pick up a ninth passenger - the Nazi captain from the U-boat that torpedoed them. With its powerful interplay of suspense and emotion, this breathtaking classic is a microcosm of humanity, revealing the subtleties of man's strengths and frailties under extraordinary duress. The stellar cast features the great character actors Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix, John Hodiak, Heather Angel, Hume Cronyn, Henry Hull and Canada Lee. Lifeboat received three Academy Award nominations for Director (Hitchcock), Best Writing - Original Story (John Steinbeck) and Cinematography, Black-and-White (Glen MacWilliams). Special Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas | Audio Commentary by Film Professor Drew Casper | The Making of Lifeboat | Animated Montage of Images | Trailers less...
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Amazon Says: Paterson (Adam Driver) is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey - they share the name. Every day, he adheres to a simple routine of driving his daily route, where h more...
Amazon Says: Paterson (Adam Driver) is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey - they share the name. Every day, he adheres to a simple routine of driving his daily route, where he observes the city as it drifts across his windshield, overhearing fragments of the conversations that swirl around him. He writes poetry into a notebook, walks his dog, and has exactly one beer at a local bar. By contrast, his loving wife Laura (Golshifteh Farahani), is a dreamer who is constantly inspired by new ideas and ambitious projects, all the while championing Paterson's gift for poetry. The history and energy of the City of Paterson is a felt presence in the film and its simple structure unfolds over the course of a single week. In this "wise, winning… and moving" (Vanity Fair) film from acclaimed director Jim Jarmusch, the quiet triumphs and defeats of daily life are observed, along with the poetry that's evident in its smallest details. less...
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Amazon Says: Chance is a pure-hearted gardener forced out of moneyed seclusion and into the urban wilds of Washington, D.C., after the death of his employer. Shocked to discover that the r more...
Amazon Says: Chance is a pure-hearted gardener forced out of moneyed seclusion and into the urban wilds of Washington, D.C., after the death of his employer. Shocked to discover that the real world doesn't respond to the click of a remote, Chance stumbles haplessly into celebrity after being taken under the wing of a tycoon who mistakes his new protégé's mumbling about horticulture for sagacious pronouncements on life and politics, and whose wife targets Chance as the object of her desire. less...
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Amazon Says: A London photographer takes some pictures of a couple in a park and discovers that he may have recorded evidence of a murder. Academy Award nominations for Best Director, Mich more...
Amazon Says: A London photographer takes some pictures of a couple in a park and discovers that he may have recorded evidence of a murder. Academy Award nominations for Best Director, Michaelangelo Antonioni, and Best Screenplay. less...
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Amazon Says: A DCI Banks returns for its grittiest season yet with an explosive serial crime story that weaves through all six episodes. When the victim of a frenzied attack is found in wo more...
Amazon Says: A DCI Banks returns for its grittiest season yet with an explosive serial crime story that weaves through all six episodes. When the victim of a frenzied attack is found in woodland, the team wonder if it s a random killing or related to the location a shrine to a local girl who recently committed suicide there. But when Banks uncovers a link to local crime boss Steve Richards, he formulates a theory of his own. Elsewhere what starts out as a missing person s case soon escalates into a kidnap and ransom. And Banks and the team have a painful job finding out how a recent tragedy occurred. While Chief Superintendent Anderson puts pressure on DI Helen Morton to close the case, Banks becomes increasingly certain this is all down to one man crime boss Steve Richards. less...
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Amazon Says: The film examines how President Obama's promise of change and unity collided with racial and political realities. Part Two examines racial tensions in America, the war for con more...
Amazon Says: The film examines how President Obama's promise of change and unity collided with racial and political realities. Part Two examines racial tensions in America, the war for control of the GOP, and the growing dysfunction in Washington. less...
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Amazon Says: America's beloved Western hero, Hopalong Cassidy—along with his trusty stallion, Topper—rode into the hearts of millions in the 1940s as the good guy of the West. William more...
Amazon Says: America's beloved Western hero, Hopalong Cassidy—along with his trusty stallion, Topper—rode into the hearts of millions in the 1940s as the good guy of the West. William Boyd stars as the cowboy in black from the hugely popular show that transformed living rooms into the wild frontier. Follow Hopalong and his gang as they wrangle up outlaws in this must-have collection that includes all 66 original, classic Westerns! BONUS FEATURES 3 Classic Radio Shows / Gunhawk Convention 1951 / Gunfighter in Short Pants 1951 / Songbird of Santa Fe 1951 less...
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Amazon Says: John Hughes was one of the most influential writers/directors of all time, creating an iconic portrait of 1980s teen life that helped define an entire generation. Experience s more...
Amazon Says: John Hughes was one of the most influential writers/directors of all time, creating an iconic portrait of 1980s teen life that helped define an entire generation. Experience some of his most memorable films in the John Hughes Yearbook Collection, showcasing three of his most beloved films ever made. Encounter teen angst in The Breakfast Club, teen love in Sixteen Candles, and raging teen hormones in Weird Science. Starring Brat Pack members Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson and Ally Sheedy, these warm-hearted coming-of-age comedies are a true testament to the filmmaking genius of John Hughes. less...
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Amazon Says: Marooned on a remote peninsula and haunted by frightening specters, a young man must confront the grotesque denizens of the night, or heed the Lighthouse Keeper's cryptic warn more...
Amazon Says: Marooned on a remote peninsula and haunted by frightening specters, a young man must confront the grotesque denizens of the night, or heed the Lighthouse Keeper's cryptic warning to, 'Always keep a light burning!' less...
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Amazon Says: Set in a world where humans and super heroes co-exist, a homicide detective is tasked with investigating crimes involving superhuman powers.When sold by Amazon.com, this produ more...
Amazon Says: Set in a world where humans and super heroes co-exist, a homicide detective is tasked with investigating crimes involving superhuman powers.When sold by Amazon.com, this product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply. less...
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Amazon Says: Spy in the Wild (DVD)How different are we to our animal cousins? In this highly entertaining series a new generation of spy cameras reveals just how similar we really are. Eac more...
Amazon Says: Spy in the Wild (DVD)How different are we to our animal cousins? In this highly entertaining series a new generation of spy cameras reveals just how similar we really are. Each episode is themed around a familiar aspect of our own lives - love, intelligence, friendship and mischief. Meet the elephant aunts who act as midwives, the bowerbirds gathering trinkets to impress the ladies, the hippos having pedicures, the monkeys getting drunk and disorderly and the chimp policemen laying down the law. These moments, captured by a new generation of spy cameras, not only reveal a lot about animal behaviour, they also hint at the essence of our own humanity.]]> less...
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Amazon Says: The Hurt Locker meets An Inconvenient Truth, THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES investigates how climate change impacts resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US more...
Amazon Says: The Hurt Locker meets An Inconvenient Truth, THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES investigates how climate change impacts resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability. Whether a long-term vulnerability or sudden shock, the film unpacks how water and food shortages, extreme weather, drought, and sea-level rise function as accelerants of instability and catalysts for conflict. Left unchecked, these threats and risks will continue to grow in scale and frequency, with grave implications for peace and security in the 21st century.When sold by Amazon.com, this product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.This product is expected to play back in DVD Video "play only" devices, and may not play in other DVD devices, including recorders and PC drives. less...
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Amazon Says: Everyone loves self-help guru Matthew Taylor’s (Shemar Moore) new bestselling book on romance, “The Bounce Back.” Everyone, that is, but psychologist Kristin Peralta (Na more...
Amazon Says: Everyone loves self-help guru Matthew Taylor’s (Shemar Moore) new bestselling book on romance, “The Bounce Back.” Everyone, that is, but psychologist Kristin Peralta (Nadine Velazquez). When she and Matthew spar on numerous TV talk shows about his quick-fix approach to mending broken hearts, though, their chemistry is obvious. The question is – can true love conquer philosophical differences? less...
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