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  2. Once Upon a Crime Once Upon a Crime
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  3. The Good Bear The Good Bear
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  4. DK Life Stories Black History Month DK Life Stories Black History Month
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  5. The Secret Garden The Secret Garden
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  6. A Boy Called Christmas A Boy Called Christmas
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  7. Christmas Stories & Poems Christmas Stories & Poems
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  8. Kay's Marvellous Medicine: A Gross and Gruesome History of the Human Body Kay's Marvellous Medicine: A Gross and Gruesome History of the Human Body
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  9. The Day I Fell Into a Fairytale The Day I Fell Into a Fairytale
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  10. Dragons at Crumbling Castle: And Other Stories Dragons at Crumbling Castle: And Other Stories
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A Dangerous Man

A Dangerous Man

Author: Robert Crais Narrator: Luke Daniels Release Date: 01/08/2019

A brilliant new crime novel from the beloved, bestselling, and award-winning master of the genre--and Joe Pike's most perilous case to date.Joe Pike didn't expect to rescue a woman that day. He went to the bank same as anyone goes to the bank, and returned to his Jeep. So when Isabel Roland, the lonely young teller who helped him, steps out of the bank on her way to lunch, Joe is on hand when two men abduct her. Joe chases them down, and the two men are arrested. But instead of putting the drama to rest, the arrests are only the beginning of the trouble for Joe and Izzy.After posting bail, the two abductors are murdered and Izzy disappears. Pike calls on his friend, Elvis Cole, to help learn the truth. What Elvis uncovers is a twisted family story that involves corporate whistleblowing, huge amounts of cash, the Witness Relocation Program, and a long line of lies. But what of all that did Izzy know? Is she a perpetrator or a victim? And how far will Joe go to find out?

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The Wanted

The Wanted

Author: Robert Crais Narrator: Luke Daniels Release Date: 01/12/2017

When single mother Devon Connor hires Elvis Cole, it's because her troubled teenage son, Tyson, is flashing cash and she's afraid he's dealing drugs. But the truth is devastatingly different. With two others, he's been responsible for a string of high-end burglaries, a crime spree that takes a deadly turn when one of them is murdered and Tyson and his girlfriend disappear. They stole the wrong thing from the wrong man, and, determined to get it back, he has hired two men who are smart and brutal and the best at what they do. To even the odds, Cole brings in his friend Joe Pike, but even the two of them together may be overmatched. The police don't want them anywhere near the investigation, the teenagers refuse to be found, and the hired killers are leaving a trail of bodies in their wake. Pretty soon they'll find out everything they need to know to track the kids down-and then nothing that Elvis or Joe can do may make any difference. It might even get them killed.

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L.A. Requiem

L.A. Requiem

Author: Robert Crais Narrator: Ron McLarty Release Date: 01/11/2017

Edgar Award nominee Robert Crais' L A Requiem is a gritty, harrowing look into the minds of a serial killer and the men determined to stop him. Elvis Cole and former cop Frank Pike have been partners in a detective agency for 12 years. After an ex-girlfriend of Pike's disappears, the girl's father asks them to help the police with the search. When the missing persons case turns inio a hunt for a killer who has been stalking victims in Los Angeles, Cole and Pike find themselves battling both a hostile police department and a madman. Ron McLarty's masterful narration subtly builds a sense of Cole's and Pike's growing desperation to find some link between the victims as the body count continues to grow.

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Hostage

Hostage

Author: Robert Crais Narrator: James Daniels Release Date: 01/05/2017

Jeff Talley was a good husband, a fine father, and a frontline negotiator with LAPD''s SWAT unit. But the high stress, unforgiving job took an irreparable toll on his psyche. After a despondent father murders his wife and son and takes his own life, Talley hits bottom. His marriage ends, he resigns from SWAT, and he struggles to escape from his former life by taking the chief-of-police job in a sleepy, affluent bedroom community far from the chaos and crime of Los Angeles. But Talley''s pursuit of peaceful small-town life is about to change when three young men, fleeing the robbery of a mini-mart, invade a tightly secured home, and take the family hostage. Plunged back into the high-pressure world that he has desperately been trying to put behind him, Talley finds his nightmare has barely begun, because this isn''t just any house. It belongs to a brilliant white-collar criminal who launders money for L.A.''s renegade franchise of La Cosa Nostra. And the accountant''s records of the incriminating money trail that lie within will put L.A.''s most lethal and volatile crime lord, Sonny Benza, behind bars. As Talley desperately tries to save the innocents inside, the full weight of Benza''s wrath descends on him, putting Talley and his own family at risk. Soon, all involved are held hostage by the exigencies of fate and the only one capable of diffusing the crisis is the least stable of them all.

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The Promise

The Promise

Author: Robert Crais Narrator: Luke Daniels, MacLeod Andrews Release Date: 01/11/2015

Loyalty, commitment, and the fight for justice have always driven Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. If they make a promise, they keep it. Even if it could get them killed. When Elvis Cole is secretly hired to find a grief-stricken mother, his first stop is an ordinary house on a rainy night in Echo Park. Only the house is not ordinary, and neither are the people hiding inside: a wanted fugitive on the run from police, and a vicious career criminal with dangerous secrets of his own. As helicopters swirl overhead, LAPD Officer Scott James and his German shepherd, Maggie, have tracked the fugitive to this same Echo Park house, coming face-to-face with Mr. Rollins, a man who leaves behind a savagely murdered body, enough explosives to destroy the neighborhood, and a connection to the missing woman. Scott is now the only person who can identify him, but Mr. Rollins has a rule: Never leave a witness alive. For all of them, the night is only beginning. Sworn to secrecy by his client, Elvis finds himself targeted by the police even as Scott and Maggie become targets for Mr. Rollins. As the two cases intertwine, Elvis and Joe join forces with Scott and Maggie to battle corrupt officials, shadowy arms dealers, and inner-city gangs with ties to terrorist cells, and follow a trail of lies where no one is who he claims-and the very woman they promised to save might get them all killed. "Robert Crais is one of those rare, treasured writers who combine genuine humanity with tales of crime and detection," writes The Philadelphia Inquirer, and this may be his most remarkable audiobook of all.

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The Promise

The Promise

Author: Robert Crais Narrator: Luke Daniels, MacLeod Andrews Release Date: 01/11/2015

Loyalty, commitment, and the fight for justice have always driven Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. If they make a promise, they keep it. Even if it could get them killed. When Elvis Cole is secretly hired to find a grief-stricken mother, his first stop is an ordinary house on a rainy night in Echo Park. Only the house is not ordinary, and neither are the people hiding inside: a wanted fugitive on the run from police, and a vicious career criminal with dangerous secrets of his own. As helicopters swirl overhead, LAPD Officer Scott James and his German shepherd, Maggie, have tracked the fugitive to this same Echo Park house, coming face-to-face with Mr. Rollins, a man who leaves behind a savagely murdered body, enough explosives to destroy the neighborhood, and a connection to the missing woman. Scott is now the only person who can identify him, but Mr. Rollins has a rule: Never leave a witness alive. For all of them, the night is only beginning. Sworn to secrecy by his client, Elvis finds himself targeted by the police even as Scott and Maggie become targets for Mr. Rollins. As the two cases intertwine, Elvis and Joe join forces with Scott and Maggie to battle corrupt officials, shadowy arms dealers, and inner-city gangs with ties to terrorist cells, and follow a trail of lies where no one is who he claims—and the very woman they promised to save might get them all killed. “Robert Crais is one of those rare, treasured writers who combine genuine humanity with tales of crime and detection,” writes The Philadelphia Inquirer, and this may be his most remarkable book of all.

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Suspect

Suspect

Author: Robert Crais Narrator: MacLeod Andrews Release Date: 01/01/2013

For twenty-five years, Robert Crais has written extraordinary novels of crime and suspense. He is "a master of crime fiction" (Associated Press); "his novels get better with every new book" (Portland Oregonian); "Crais is hands-down the world's greatest crime writer" (The Huffington Post). But in Suspect, he may have written his most remarkable novel of all. LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well, not since a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty - until he meets his new partner. Maggie is not doing so well, either. The German shepherd survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before she lost her handler to an IED and sniper attack, and her PTSD is as bad as Scott's. They are each other's last chance. He was a young cop on the rise, she was bred to guard and protect. Now they are shunned and shunted to the side. They are suspect. And together they will set out to investigate the one case that no one wants them to touch: the identity of the men who murdered Stephanie. Nine months and sixteen days later, they remained free. They were still out there. What they begin to find is nothing like what Scott has been told, and where it will lead them will take them both through the darkest moments of their own personal hells. Whether they will make it out again, no one can say. Thrilling, emotional, intense, with some of the best characters and well-crafted writing in all of crime fiction, Suspect is further proof that "Crais just keeps getting better" (Publishers Weekly).

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Taken

Taken

Author: Robert Crais Narrator: Luke Daniels Release Date: 01/01/2012

Crais has never written a book with the power and intensity of Taken. When Nita Morales hires Elvis Cole to find her missing adult daughter, she isn't afraid, even though she's gotten a phone call asking for ransom. She knows it's a fake, that her daughter is off with the guy Nita will call only "that boy," and that they need money: "Even smart girls do stupid things when they think a boy loves them." But she is wrong. The girl and her boyfriend have been taken by bajadores - bandits who prey on other bandits, border professionals who prey not only on innocent victims, but on one another. They steal drugs, guns, and people - buying and selling victims like commodities, and killing the ones they can't get a price for. Cole and Pike find the spot where the couple were taken. There are tire tracks, bullet casings, and bloodstains. They know things look as bad as possible. But they are wrong, too. It is about to get much worse. Going undercover to find the couple and buy them back, Cole himself is taken, and disappears. Now it is up to Joe Pike to retrace Cole's steps, burning through the hard and murderous world of human traffickers to find his friend. But he may already be too late. Thrilling, emotional, passionate, with some of the best characters and well-crafted writing in all of crime fiction, Taken is further proof that "Crais just keeps getting better" (Publishers Weekly).

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Taken

Taken

Author: Robert Crais Narrator: Luke Daniels Release Date: 01/01/2012

Crais has never written a book with the power and intensity of Taken. When Nita Morales hires Elvis Cole to find her missing adult daughter, she isn't afraid, even though she's gotten a phone call asking for ransom. She knows it's a fake, that her daughter is off with the guy Nita will call only "that boy," and that they need money: "Even smart girls do stupid things when they think a boy loves them." But she is wrong. The girl and her boyfriend have been taken by bajadores-bandits who prey on other bandits, border professionals who prey not only on innocent victims, but on one another. They steal drugs, guns, and people-buying and selling victims like commodities, and killing the ones they can't get a price for. Cole and Pike find the spot where the couple were taken. There are tire tracks, bullet casings, and bloodstains. They know things look as bad as possible. But they are wrong, too. It is about to get much worse. Going undercover to find the couple and buy them back, Cole himself is taken, and disappears. Now it is up to Joe Pike to retrace Cole's steps, burning through the hard and murderous world of human traffickers to find his friend. But he may already be too late. Thrilling, emotional, passionate, with some of the best characters and well-crafted writing in all of crime fiction, Taken is further proof that "Crais just keeps getting better" (Publishers Weekly). Praise for the narrator's performance of Taken by Robert Crais: "Luke Daniels doesn''t just narrate Robert Crais''s latest novel featuring Elvis Cole and Joe Pike-he transports us to the terrifying world of human trafficking, which Cole must infiltrate in order to find a client''s missing daughter." - Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine

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The Sentry

The Sentry

Author: Robert Crais Narrator: Luke Daniels Release Date: 01/11/2011

In The Watchman and The First Rule, Robert Crais put Joe Pike front and center for the first time, to remarkable effect: "A beautifully crafted piece of story-telling" (The Seattle Times); "A high-octane thriller... Pike's unshakable belief in right and wrong provides a moral center" (South Florida Sun-Sentinel); "Joe Pike is a joy to watch, an urban Zen warrior priest righting wrongs. More Pike, please" (Chicago Sun-Times). But when Joe Pike does return, it is to a case that will rock him to his core. Five years ago, Dru Rayne and her uncle fled from Louisiana to Los Angeles after Hurricane Katrina hit, but now they face a different kind of danger. A neighborhood protection gang savagely beats Dru's uncle, but Pike witnesses it and offers his own brand of protection. Oddly enough, neither of them seems to want it - and neither do the federal agents mysteriously watching their storefront, men who appear quite willing to let the gang have its way. None of that deters Pike - there's something about Dru that touches him and he won't back away, whether she wants his help or not - but as the level of violence escalates, and Pike himself becomes a target, he and Elvis Cole begin to discover some things. Dru and her uncle are not who they seem, and everything Pike thought he knew about them, their relationship to the gang, and the reasons they fled New Orleans - it's all been lies. A vengeful and murderous force is catching up to them... and it's perfectly happy to sweep Pike and Cole up in its wake.

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The Sentry

The Sentry

Author: Robert Crais Narrator: Luke Daniels Release Date: 01/01/2011

In The Watchman and The First Rule, Robert Crais put Joe Pike front and center for the first time, to remarkable effect: “A beautifully crafted piece of story-telling” (The Seattle Times); “A high-octane thriller…Pike’s unshakable belief in right and wrong provides a moral center” (South Florida Sun-Sentinel); “Joe Pike is a joy to watch, an urban Zen warrior priest righting wrongs. More Pike, please” (Chicago Sun-Times). But when Joe Pike does return, it is to a case that will rock him to his core. Five years ago, Dru Rayne and her uncle fled from Louisiana to Los Angeles after Hurricane Katrina hit, but now they face a different kind of danger. A neighborhood protection gang savagely beats Dru’s uncle, but Pike witnesses it and offers his own brand of protection. Oddly enough, neither of them seems to want it—and neither do the federal agents mysteriously watching their storefront, men who appear quite willing to let the gang have its way. None of that deters Pike—there’s something about Dru that touches him and he won’t back away, whether she wants his help or not—but as the level of violence escalates, and Pike himself becomes a target, he and Elvis Cole begin to discover some things. Dru and her uncle are not who they seem, and everything Pike thought he knew about them, their relationship to the gang, and the reasons they fled New Orleans—it’s all been lies. A vengeful and murderous force is catching up to them…and it’s perfectly happy to sweep Pike and Cole up in its wake.

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The First Rule

The First Rule

Author: Robert Crais Narrator: Robert Crais Release Date: 01/01/2010

The organized criminal gangs of the former Soviet Union are bound by what they call the thieves' code. The first rule is this: A thief must forsake his mother, father, brothers, and sisters. He must have no family-no wife, no children-because only other criminals are his family. If any of the rules are broken, it is punishable by death. Frank Meyer had the American dream-a wife and family he adored, a successful business-until the day a professional crew invaded his home and murdered everyone inside. The only thing out of the ordinary about Meyer was that-before the family and the business and the normal life-a younger Frank Meyer worked as a professional military contractor, a mercenary, with a man named Joe Pike. Frank was one of Pike's guys, and they faced death together in every rotten hellhole around the world. The police think Meyer was hiding something very bad, because previous home invasions by the crew had targeted only criminals with large stashes of cash or drugs. Pike cannot believe it, and with the help of Cole, he sets out on a hunt of his own: to clear his friend, to punish the people who murdered him. A trail that at first seems relatively simple, however, very quickly becomes complicated, as the two of them find themselves entangled in a web of ancient grudges, blood ties, blackmail, vengeance, double crosses, and cutthroat criminality, and at the heart of it all, an act so terrible even Pike and Cole have no way to measure it.

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