Ranger Games, By Ben Blum, Read by Johnathan McClain by HarperCollins Publishers

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A tense and layered true-crime story about an all-American soldier boy turned bank robber

Alex Blum was a clean-cut all-American kid with one unshakeable goal in life: to serve his country in the military. He was accepted into the elite Rangers regiment, but on the first day of his leave before deployment to Iraq, Alex got into his car with two fellow soldiers and two strangers, drove to a local bank in Tacoma, and committed armed robbery.

The Blum family was devastated and mystified. How could he have done such a thing?

Alex’s attorney presented a defence based on the theory that trainee Rangers are indoctrinated on a level akin to the brainwashing in an extreme religious cult, and Alex insisted that he had believed the robbery was just another exercise in the famously daunting Ranger program. But Luke Elliot Sommer, the charismatic soldier behind the robbery, maintained that Alex knew exactly what he was doing, and had, in fact, planned it all with him.

Who was lying? What had happened to Alex during those gruelling months of training? How accountable was he?
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Ranger Games, By Ben Blum, Read by Johnathan McClain by HarperCollins Publishers

http://ift.tt/2vitZYA

A tense and layered true-crime story about an all-American soldier boy turned bank robber

Alex Blum was a clean-cut all-American kid with one unshakeable goal in life: to serve his country in the military. He was accepted into the elite Rangers regiment, but on the first day of his leave before deployment to Iraq, Alex got into his car with two fellow soldiers and two strangers, drove to a local bank in Tacoma, and committed armed robbery.

The Blum family was devastated and mystified. How could he have done such a thing?

Alex’s attorney presented a defence based on the theory that trainee Rangers are indoctrinated on a level akin to the brainwashing in an extreme religious cult, and Alex insisted that he had believed the robbery was just another exercise in the famously daunting Ranger program. But Luke Elliot Sommer, the charismatic soldier behind the robbery, maintained that Alex knew exactly what he was doing, and had, in fact, planned it all with him.

Who was lying? What had happened to Alex during those gruelling months of training? How accountable was he?
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Ranger Games, By Ben Blum, Read by Johnathan McClain by HarperCollins Publishers

http://ift.tt/2vitZYA

A tense and layered true-crime story about an all-American soldier boy turned bank robber

Alex Blum was a clean-cut all-American kid with one unshakeable goal in life: to serve his country in the military. He was accepted into the elite Rangers regiment, but on the first day of his leave before deployment to Iraq, Alex got into his car with two fellow soldiers and two strangers, drove to a local bank in Tacoma, and committed armed robbery.

The Blum family was devastated and mystified. How could he have done such a thing?

Alex’s attorney presented a defence based on the theory that trainee Rangers are indoctrinated on a level akin to the brainwashing in an extreme religious cult, and Alex insisted that he had believed the robbery was just another exercise in the famously daunting Ranger program. But Luke Elliot Sommer, the charismatic soldier behind the robbery, maintained that Alex knew exactly what he was doing, and had, in fact, planned it all with him.

Who was lying? What had happened to Alex during those gruelling months of training? How accountable was he?
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Ranger Games, By Ben Blum, Read by Johnathan McClain by HarperCollins Publishers

http://ift.tt/2vitZYA

A tense and layered true-crime story about an all-American soldier boy turned bank robber

Alex Blum was a clean-cut all-American kid with one unshakeable goal in life: to serve his country in the military. He was accepted into the elite Rangers regiment, but on the first day of his leave before deployment to Iraq, Alex got into his car with two fellow soldiers and two strangers, drove to a local bank in Tacoma, and committed armed robbery.

The Blum family was devastated and mystified. How could he have done such a thing?

Alex’s attorney presented a defence based on the theory that trainee Rangers are indoctrinated on a level akin to the brainwashing in an extreme religious cult, and Alex insisted that he had believed the robbery was just another exercise in the famously daunting Ranger program. But Luke Elliot Sommer, the charismatic soldier behind the robbery, maintained that Alex knew exactly what he was doing, and had, in fact, planned it all with him.

Who was lying? What had happened to Alex during those gruelling months of training? How accountable was he?
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Ranger Games, By Ben Blum, Read by Johnathan McClain by HarperCollins Publishers

http://ift.tt/2vitZYA

A tense and layered true-crime story about an all-American soldier boy turned bank robber

Alex Blum was a clean-cut all-American kid with one unshakeable goal in life: to serve his country in the military. He was accepted into the elite Rangers regiment, but on the first day of his leave before deployment to Iraq, Alex got into his car with two fellow soldiers and two strangers, drove to a local bank in Tacoma, and committed armed robbery.

The Blum family was devastated and mystified. How could he have done such a thing?

Alex’s attorney presented a defence based on the theory that trainee Rangers are indoctrinated on a level akin to the brainwashing in an extreme religious cult, and Alex insisted that he had believed the robbery was just another exercise in the famously daunting Ranger program. But Luke Elliot Sommer, the charismatic soldier behind the robbery, maintained that Alex knew exactly what he was doing, and had, in fact, planned it all with him.

Who was lying? What had happened to Alex during those gruelling months of training? How accountable was he?
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99 Red Balloons, By Elisabeth Carpenter, Read by Sarah Ovens, Victoria Riley et. al by HarperCollins Publishers

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Two girls go missing, decades apart. What would you do if one was your daughter?

Eight-year-old Grace is last seen in a sweetshop. Her mother Emma is living a nightmare. But as her loved ones rally around her, cracks begin to emerge.

What are the emails sent between her husband and her sister? Why does her mother take so long to join the search? And is there more to the disappearance of her daughter than meets the eye?

Meanwhile, ageing widow Maggie Taylor sees a familiar face in the newspaper. A face that jolts her from the pain of her existence into a spiralling obsession with another girl – the first girl who disappeared…

This is a gripping psychological thriller with a killer twist that will take your breath away.

Read by Sarah Ovens, Victoria Riley, Maggie Ollerenshaw, Dean Williamson and Paul Tyreman
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The Shell Collector, by Anthony Doerr, Read by Robert G. Slade by HarperAudio

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The showstopping debut from the author of the #1 Sunday Times bestseller ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE

A blind man spends his days roaming the beaches of Kenya collecting shells, classifying them by feeling their whorls, spines and folds in his fingers. A young woman discovers that she can explore the inner world of an animal’s mind by touching its freshly dead body. A refugee from Liberia, who cannot escape the horrors that he has witnessed, finds salvation in the clandesitne act of burying the hearts of beached whales.

In The Shell Collector Antony Doerr illuminates both the riotous dangers of the natural world and the rocky terrain of the human heart.
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