Book 4 in the Lambda Award-winning Russel Middlebrook Series! People aren´t always what they seem to be. Sometimes we even surprise ourselves. So discovers seventeen-year-old Russel Middlebrook in The Elephant of Surprise, a stand-alone sequel to Brent Hartinger´s landmark 2003 gay young adult novel Geography Club (which has now been adapted as a feature film co-starring Scott Bakula and Nikki Blonsky). In this latest audiobook, Russel and his friends Min and Gunnar are laughing about something they call the Elephant of Surprise - the tendency for life to never turn out as expected. Sure enough, Russel soon happens upon a hot but mysterious homeless activist named Wade, even as he´s drawn back to an old flame named Kevin. Meanwhile, Min is learning surprising things about her girlfriend Leah, and Gunnar just wants to be left alone to pursue his latest technology obsession. But the elephant is definitely on the move in all three of their lives. Just who is Wade and what are he and his friends planning? What is Leah hiding? And why is Gunnar taking naked pictures of Kevin in the shower? The Elephant of Surprise includes Hartinger´s trademark combination of humor and romance, angst and optimism. Before the story is over, Russel and his friends will learn that the Elephant of Surprise really does appear when you least expect him - and that when he stomps on you, it really, really hurts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Hurley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015953/bk_adbl_015953_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the first installment of the Traveler Series, a miracle drug suddenly backfires, threatening to end human life on Earth. It´s up to a group of normal teenagers to figure out how to prevent the Supreme Pharmaceuticals corporation from continuing to distribute the drug to the entire population. This isn´t just a matter of shutting down the factories and halting production, however. Instead, the teens must figure out time travel and stop the drug before its inception. Now, in this second installment of the series, William, Ellie, and Brent realize their memories have been erased - even though everyone else´s is still intact. With Detective Sparks hell-bent on pinning them with Valerie´s murder and the threat of a global war in the future, the three friends know their mission is more critical than ever. Full of surprising twists, turns, and cliffhangers that will leave you begging for more, The Traveler´s Quest combines the best of the mystery and science fiction genres into a fast-paced thriller for young adults. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roberto Scarlato. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062803/bk_acx0_062803_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A miracle drug that saves millions suddenly backfires, threatening to end human life on earth. It´s up to four teenagers and a time traveler to find a solution before it´s too late. Supreme Pharmaceuticals designs and manufactures Enoxadin, a drug that coats the inner walls of arteries and prevents heart attacks and strokes. The medicine, taken by everyone over 20 years old, works wonders for decades until it interacts with a new virus and starts killing the population it´s meant to protect. Brent, a scientist from the future, journeys to the past to find four teenagers and warn them of what will befall an unsuspecting populace. Armageddon is coming, and failure isn´t an option - these young adults have to find a way to save the lives of billions, rescuing them from a horrific and unanticipated disaster. Ordinary young people with a surprising mission race against time in The Traveler´s Secret, the first volume in The Traveler series, by Dr. L. Jan Eira. Fast-paced, with multiple twists and surprises, this young adult fantasy novel is full of heart and suspense. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roberto Scarlato. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/060737/bk_acx0_060737_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Although Brent´s dreams seem so real that they terrify him, he doesn´t believe lucid dreaming is possible until his favorite high school teacher, Kaiba, insists that it is. And not only can lucid dreamers control their dreams, but they can also live in them. With help from Kaiba, Brent soon learns that the dream world is actually an alternate reality, as tangible as the real world and just as dangerous. While the bodies of lucid dreamers sleep, their minds and souls awaken in the dream world - called the Ream Realm - with just as much vitality and even greater physical and mental abilities. But Brent begins to discover that this impressive power might not be as desirable as it seems. What happens to a lucid dreamer´s soul in a dream also affects his or her body in real life - even death. As Brent finds dream versions of his friends and enemies, facing the struggle of navigating relationships across two worlds, his actions in the Ream Realm become even more fateful in real life. A thrilling tale that alternatives between the dark, action-packed dream world and the lighthearted waking one, Star Gazer will keep fantasy lovers hooked to the very end. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Rider. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103630/bk_acx0_103630_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dear Diary, I decided to keep a journal to keep track of everything that happened my senior year in high school. I envisioned happy things...class trips, prom, graduation. I never anticipated the events that unfolded at Brent´s annual Summer Soiree. I can´t say these are memories I´ll want to remember in years to come, but I can guarantee they are ones I´ll never forget. With the help of true friends, we discovered we never really knew some of our other classmates. As we delved deeper into this chaos, we soon found ourselves asking if saving our lives was worth more than learning the truth.... Will Taylor and her friends be able to escape the situation they´ve suddenly found themselves in, or will they succumb as the others had? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Loralie Jacqueline. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113747/bk_acx0_113747_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Much has happened since Brent, Ellie, William, and Valerie first met an old man from the future. They´ve saved the world from a terrifying epidemic unwittingly caused by their future selves, only to see the timeline change to an equally devastating outcome. The teens have watched their future selves die and discovered that someone - or something - has tampered with their own memories, erasing years of personal experiences. They´re about to find out why. A new threat looms for the time-traveling friends, but unlike their previous adventures, this one takes place in the present, not the future. They´re about to discover what motivates Alexandra, the four-year-old albino girl who keeps drifting in and out of their lives. Alexandra has a secret she´s been hiding. What she knows - and how she chooses to act - will determine whether the earth even has a future. The third book in the Traveler trilogy. The Traveler´s Return concludes the time-spanning adventures of Brent, Ellie, William, and Valerie begun in The Traveler´s Secret and continued in Traveler´s Quest. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roberto Scarlato. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073680/bk_acx0_073680_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Book 3 in the Russel Middlebrook Series, Winner of the Lambda Book Award! It´s a horror-movie extravaganza in this, the second sequel to Brent Hartinger´s Geography Club. Two complete books in one recount the stories of best friends Russel and Min who sign up to be extras on the set of a zombie film and learn that there´s nothing scarier than high school romance. In the first audiobook, Attack of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies, Russel must choose between his long-distance boyfriend and a close-to-home ex named Kevin who wants to get back together. In the second audiobook, Bride of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies, Min struggles to accept her cheerleader girlfriend´s decision to stay in the closet. But beware! Russel and Min´s separate stories affect each other in surprising ways, and you´ll have to listen to both audiobooks together to find out the whole story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Hurley, Vanessa Johansson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015952/bk_adbl_015952_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Summer camp is different from high school. Something about spending the night. Things happen.” Geography Club´s Russel Middlebrook is back, and he and his friends are off to work as counselors at a summer camp. Brent Hartinger´s third novel is the story of Indian legends, skinny-dipping in moonlit coves, and passionate summer romance. It´s also the story of Russel´s latest club, the Order of the Poison Oak, a secret society dedicated to helping its members see life´s hidden beauty and accept its sometimes painful sting. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Hurley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015951/bk_adbl_015951_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When the grandmother who raised him dies, Davy Ross, a lonely 13-year-old boy, must move to Manhattan to live with his estranged mother. Between alcohol-infused lectures about her self-sacrifice and awkward visits with his distant father, Davy´s only comfort is his beloved dachshund, Fred. Things start to look up when he and a boy from school become friends. But when their relationship takes an unexpected turn, Davy struggles to understand what happened and what it might mean. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Urie, Stacey Donovan, Brent Hartinger, Martin Wilson, Kathleen T. Horning. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002893/bk_adbl_002893_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Russel Middlebrook is convinced he´s the only gay kid at Goodkind High School. Then his online gay chat buddy turns out to be none other than Kevin, the popular but closeted star of the school´s baseball team. Soon Russel meets other gay students, too. There´s his best friend Min, who reveals that she is bisexual, and her soccer-playing girlfriend Terese. Then there´s Terese´s politically active friend, Ike. But how can kids this diverse get together without drawing attention to themselves? ´´We just choose a club that´s so boring, that nobody in their right mind would ever in a million years join it. We could call it Geography Club!´´ Brent Hartinger´s debut novel, what became first of a series about Russel Middlebrook, is a fast-paced, funny, and trenchant portrait of contemporary teenagers who may not learn any actual geography in their latest club, but who learn plenty about the treacherous social terrain of high school and the even more dangerous landscape of the human heart. This is Book 1 in the Russel Middlebrook Series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Hurley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015950/bk_adbl_015950_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.