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WILL WILDER Author Raymond Arroyo On His Love of Spoken Stories

Many Chapters…Many Voices

By Raymond Arroyo

Many chapters of the Will Wilder series were birthed in the corner of a coffee shop. The corner is the best place to work, since it can get loud at times. Once I travel to Perilous Falls, pounding away at the keyboard, I often hear the character’s voices in my imagination. Having been trained as an actor, I find myself involuntarily mouthing dialogue in the voice of the characters as I write. I literally play all the parts by the time I get to editing — doing my full “multiple personality” routine at the end of the day.

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DC Trip: One Hilarious Ride

We can all agree that Washington, D.C. feels like a real-life circus these days, with every news channel cycling through the latest surreal event or bizarre sound bite from our Executive Branch. The phrase “truth is stranger than fiction” has never felt more real.

But in DC Trip by Sara Benincasa, a group of teachers and teenagers on a school trip to our country’s capital make the current politicians seem as innocent as newborn kittens. Read more

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Rogue One Gives a Deeper Look to the Star Wars Universe

For Star Wars fans, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a crucial part in the Star Wars Universe. Set before Star Wars: A New Hope, Rogue One not only shows just how terrifying the infamous Death Star is, but how our famed heroes—Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewbacca—managed to destroy it in the original trilogy. While the movie is a blockbuster hit, the audiobook can add another layer for the ultimate fan experience.

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Epic Fantasy Dessert and Appetizer: The Heart of What Was Lost

After more than twenty years, Tad Williams is returning to the world of Osten Ard, which he created in the bestselling Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn trilogy. The Last King of Osten Ard trilogy is on the way in June, beginning with The Witchwood Crown. The series continues the story of Simon Snowlock, thirty years after he was crowned king following the events of MSaT. To bridge this considerable time gap, Williams has written The Heart of What Was Lost to set the stage for what’s to come in The Witchwood Crown. While MSaT was a coming-of-age epic, The Heart of What Was Lost is a relatively intimate war story that depicts two worn-down armies fighting a brutal campaign where one side faces complete extinction. Taking place directly after the events of To Green Angel Tower, the benevolent Human/Sithi alliance has saved the world and scattered the armies of their enemies, the Norns. The novella follows Duke Isgrimnur as he leads an army of Northern Rimmersmen to pursue the last of the Norns in an invasion of their harsh, frozen homeland, culminating in a brutal siege of their capital city, Nakkiga. Read more

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Iron Man: The Gauntlet – An Adventure for All Marvel Fans

Eoin Colfer, bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series, has created a fun and engaging adventure with Marvel’s Iron Man. Listeners young and old will easily be drawn into Tony Stark’s world of gadgets and quips. The story also answers the question that is on the tip of everyone’s tongue—who is Tony Stark without the Iron Man suit?

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Our Chemical Hearts: A High School Romance Unlike Any Other

This is not your typical high school romance.

Debut author Krystal Sutherland’s OUR CHEMICAL HEARTS puts you into the shoes of Henry Page, a high school senior who has never been in love. He hopes that one day he will be, after watching his parent’s adorable love story play out in front of his eyes, but he’s never found that person that makes his life feel like he’s caught in a romantic movie. Instead, he’s hoping to become editor of his school newspaper and get into a good college. But when Grace Town walks into his class at the beginning of the school year, he knows things are about to change.
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