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Audiobooks by Ridley Pearson

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Disney at Last Audiobook

Disney at Last

Author: Ridley Pearson Narrator: MacLeod Andrews Release Date: March 2017

What’s it like to awaken in Disneyland on Opening Day, 1955? The five teenagers—the Kingdom Keepers—have found out the hard way. While they search for a way back to present time and their families, a businessman bent on revenge enters the swamps of Louisiana in search of a witch doctor to help him destroy the new park. Graveyards at night, mannequins coming to life, and a group of misfits bent on sabotaging the new theme park all challenge the isolated Kingdom Keepers in both present day and past. Thrown into a world where cell phones won’t be invented for thirty years, where flashlights are the size of blow-dryers, where every girl wears a dress and the boys coats and ties, the Kingdom Keepers are truly fish out of water. Black magic proves itself as powerful a foe as any the Kingdom Keepers have ever faced. The past, though far more simple in so many ways, is still complicated and fraught with danger. While relationships tighten and allegiances strengthen within the Kingdom Keepers, the challenges facing them threaten to undo the good they have worked so hard to preserve. As the threats to Disneyland increase, the Keepers begin to wonder: if they should ever figure out how to get back to the present, will there be a Disney at all? Or has everything they’ve worked for over the past many years dissolved, like the real-life ghosts shimmering before their eyes?

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The Initiation Audiobook

The Initiation

Author: Ridley Pearson Narrator: Nicola Barber Release Date: September 2016

The New York Times bestselling author of the Peter and the Starcatchers and Kingdom Keepers series, Ridley Pearson, brings us the riveting first tale of the Lock and Key trilogy about the origins of the rivalry between literature’s most famous enemies—Sherlock Holmes and James Moriarty, told from the perspective of James’s observant little sister, Moria. Before James grew up to be a ruthless, remorseless villain, he was a curious boy from Boston, with a penchant for trouble and an acid tongue. Thrown into a boarding school against his wishes, James winds up rooming with a most unlikely companion: a lanky British know-it-all named Sherlock Holmes (“Lock” to his friends). An heirloom Bible, donated by the Moriarty family more than a hundred years ago, has gone missing, and it doesn’t take long for the two to find themselves embroiled in the school-wide scandal. The school is on lockdown until it’s found, strange clues keep finding their way to James, and a secret society lurks behind it all. It’s a brave new reimagining of the Sherlock Holmes series as only master of suspense Ridley Pearson could envision. As Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series, says, “This tale will change the way you see Sherlock Holmes and leave you dying to know more.”

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Lock and Key: The Gadwall Incident Audiobook

Lock and Key: The Gadwall Incident

Author: Ridley Pearson Narrator: Nicola Barber Release Date: August 2016

The New York Times bestselling author of the Peter and the Starcatcher and Kingdom Keepers series, Ridley Pearson, brings us the stirring digital prequel to the Lock and Key series, which reimagines the origins of the rivalry between Sherlock Holmes and James Moriarty. In The Gadwall Incident, readers get a glimpse into James's life a mere twenty-four hours before the tipping point-before life as he knows it changes irrevocably and his childhood slips into the shadows. Readers will come to know the dangers that surround the Moriartys before James and Moria are sent off to the hallowed halls of Baskerville Academy, where they first meet the insufferable, inexhaustible Sherlock Holmes. It's a tale full of intrigue and false starts and daring getaways, one that will leave readers desperate to know what's next. 

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White Bone Audiobook

White Bone

Author: Ridley Pearson Narrator: Todd Haberkorn Release Date: July 2016

When ex-military contractor John Knox receives a text from partner Grace Chu warning that she fears her cover may have been blown while on assignment, he jumps into action. Knox must locate her overseas handlers, convince them of the danger, and then attempt to retrace the well-hidden steps of a woman who had been investigating how one million euros' worth of AIDS vaccine disappeared, all while eluding angry poachers on a parallel trail. Corruption isn't a "problem" in Kenya, it's the way of doing business. The poaching of ivory from African elephants, driven by an insatiable demand from mainland China, fuels constant blood and slaughter. Knox faces police, national rangers, journalists, and safari companies who are each in their own symbiotic relationship with elephants, both good and bad. As the threat from al-Shabaab militants interferes with his pursuit of Grace, Knox finds himself pitted against the most savage and suicidal fighters in the world. And there's this woman, Grace, always in his head. His gut. As Grace watches her civilized self slip away while abandoned in the bush, Knox races against the clock to find her.

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Kingdom Keepers: The Return Book One Disney Lands Audiobook

Kingdom Keepers: The Return Book One Disney Lands

Author: Ridley Pearson Narrator: MacLeod Andrews Release Date: March 2016

Graduation from high school has left five kids who worked for Disney on separate tracks. Nicknamed the Kingdom Keepers for having battled the Disney villains and won, Finn, Philby, Charlene, Maybeck, and Willa will soon be off to college. But not so fast. At a Disney convention, something goes horribly wrong. Deadly wrong. The Kingdom Keepers are reminded that evil can be beaten, but rarely defeated. The group's leader, Finn Whitman, is convinced that an unexplainable, mysterious message is for real. Soon, he is sneaking around Disneyland at night, entering places he shouldn't, and unwinding a puzzling riddle-all without the help of his friends. In California, two sisters, Jessica and Amanda, partners of the Keepers, have been accepted into Disney's School of Imagineering, an elite educational institution whose mission is to develop the next great creative thinkers within Disney. The school dorm is inside an old hotel that looks an awful lot like Tower of Terror! It holds carefully guarded secrets that no student is allowed to see. But the sisters will do anything to help the Keepers. When they are asked to explore the forbidden areas of the old hotel, they do so at their peril. These worlds collide in The Return. With each layer of the puzzle Finn peels back, several more are revealed. Only Jess and Amanda can help make sense of things, but the lurking evil is not content to allow any of this to happen. As attractions in Disneyland come alive with dangerous characters who shouldn't even exist, and the dark reaches of the old hotel reveal secrets no one ever wanted exposed, the Kingdom Keepers and the Fairlie sisters face a world they never knew existed, yet a world without which they would not exist themselves.

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Kingdom Keepers: The Return Book Two Legacy of Secrets Audiobook

Kingdom Keepers: The Return Book Two Legacy of Secrets

Author: Ridley Pearson Narrator: MacLeod Andrews Release Date: March 2016

FIVE TEENAGERS OPEN A DOOR into a time and place when the legend of the Disney parks is just beginning. The five Kingdom Keepers (Finn, Charlene, Maybeck, Willa, and Philby) travel back in time to 1955 to retrieve Walt Disney's fountain pen that once saved the Magic Kingdom from destruction. The Keepers arrive at Disneyland's Opening Day: a grand parade, numerous celebrities, and...the uninvited. There are people who want to see Disneyland fail. Who are they? And can they be stopped? Finn's pursuit of the pen takes him to an abandoned hotel that looks uncannily like the Tower of Terror. There are secrets hidden within that hint at the origin of the Overtakers (the Disney villains who want the parks to fail). The power of magic, the greed of men, and a puzzling set of clues spin out of control into a darkness no one saw coming. When the present meets the past, when friends are separated not only by miles but decades, when the technology that delivered you into the past is not yet able to return you to the present, what can be done to reverse things? The Legacy of Secrets-a league of evil developed out of hatred and jealousy-is whispered of but not understood. It proves to be the greatest terror of all. The Keepers know that ideas can't be damaged with weapons or locked up in boxes or jails, they must be countered with equally powerful ideas. But who's going to believe a bunch of teenagers who claim to be time travelers? The Kingdom Keepers no longer face an evil born of witches and demons, but instead real, live human beings. A familiar evil-one intent on wiping the Keepers not only out of the past, but off the face of the earth. The Keepers' sole remaining hope is that friendship can conquer what an army cannot.

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The Syndrome Audiobook

The Syndrome

Author: Ridley Pearson Narrator: Amy McFadden, Kate Rudd, Nick Podehl, Whitney Dykhouse Release Date: March 2015

The Kingdom Keepers Series A collection of Kingdom Keepers novellas perfect for fans of the series!When Amanda travels east to Orlando on a hunch, she’s met with the worst news possible. Kingdom Keeper Finn Whitman is missing. Calling on her own gift (she’s telekinetic), her sister Jess’s ability to dream the future, and their fellow Fairlie Mattie Weaver’s unexplained ability to read minds through physical contact, the three gifted girls must navigate treachery, deception, and the stubborn, unwilling parents of the missing Keepers if they’re to save their friends.

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The Red Room Audiobook

The Red Room

Author: Ridley Pearson Narrator: Todd Haberkorn Release Date: June 2014

What’s it like to see yourself in a photograph you never knew was taken? Entrepreneur John Knox is a former government contractor trained in kidnapping extraction, surveillance, and delicate negotiations. No stranger to international dealings, Knox is understandably thrown when David “Sarge” Dulwich, his sometime employer at the private security firm Rutherford Risk, hands him a recent photo of himself engaged in a possibly illegal gray-market art sale. More curious to Knox, this revelation occurs inside Rutherford’s Red Room, a highly secure underground situation room. Why the cloak-and-dagger, Knox wonders. Dulwich is smart: he uses the photo to pressure Knox into brokering the sale of an ancient relic, all to gain five minutes with the buyer. With Grace Chu, the brilliant numbers woman and computer geek, Knox goes on to navigate a murky operation in Istanbul, a mysterious city located on two continents, where East meets West and Islam meets Christianity. As a variety of government agents surface, and Grace goes missing, Knox is forced to weigh country against friendship, loyalties against realities, and risk against reward. Tempted by an alluring woman, challenged by more questions than answers, an isolated Knox must make decisions that could cost the lives of those he holds most dear.

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Kingdom Keepers VI Audiobook

Kingdom Keepers VI

Author: Ridley Pearson Narrator: MacLeod Andrews Release Date: April 2014

As their sail aboard the Disney Dream’s inaugural passage through the new Panama Canal continues, the Kingdom Keepers face a dark journey that will challenge the bonds of friendship and trust. Events on and off the ship endanger not only the celebrated Disney Hosts, but the passengers and crew as well. Maleficent and the Evil Queen are clearly on a quest to assemble the parts of a puzzle found in the pages of a secret journal. As the Kingdom Keepers decipher and discover the truth of each piece, the horror of what’s to come escalates. From the caves of Aruba to a zip line in Costa Rica, from the jungles of Mexico to the main stage of the ship’s Walt Disney Theatre, the Keepers are tricked, challenged, and threatened in their efforts to stop the Overtakers. Facing these unforeseen dangers impels the Keepers to try to make sense of disconnected clues, to navigate both the massive ship and the unfamiliar terrain of Caribbean islands and jungle, and to wonder about the validity of friendships long since forged. The Kingdom Keepers are pushed deeper into an ever-darkening reality toward a destructive force, dormant for decades, that may yet rise to power once more. According to plan, one of the five Kingdom Keepers is to be this monster’s first victim.

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Kingdom Keepers VII Audiobook

Kingdom Keepers VII

Author: Ridley Pearson Narrator: MacLeod Andrews Release Date: April 2014

Deep within the catacombs beneath an Aztec temple, a Disney witch doctor is summoning powers that should be left alone. As terrifying wraiths and demons attack the Archives on the Walt Disney Studios lot, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake, Finn, Willa, Philby, Maybeck, and Charlene are summoned to Disneyland fresh from high school graduation. They must stop an enemy that hasn’t yet been clearly identified. In this, the final installment in the epic Kingdom Keepers series, betrayal and ambition push the boundaries of loyalty. Chasing scattered clues in pursuit of a long-lost icon—whose magic offers a fighting chance against an evil that Walt Disney himself created—the Keepers find their hearts and minds tested in the park where it all began. Bonds that once threatened to fray are renewed under the pressure for survival. As the five are pushed to their limits—and then beyond—feelings intensify behind self-imposed walls of well-kept secrets. With its dazzling action sequences and moments of touching intimacy, Kingdom Keepers VII: The Insider will leave listeners breathless, cheering, and biting their nails. It’s a winner-take-all battle for magical good—but then why is Disneyland burning out of control?

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Choke Point Audiobook

Choke Point

Author: Ridley Pearson Narrator: Todd Haberkorn Release Date: June 2013

"Filled with breathtaking suspense . . . Famous for his plotting and attention to details, Pearson is off to a great start with his compelling and multilayered new protagonists." - Library Journal on The Risk Agent (starred review) When an award-winning foreign journalist reveals the existence of an Amsterdam-based sweatshop known as a "knot shop" that employs and enslaves young girls as laborers, private security firm Rutherford Risk is hired by a philanthropist to find it and shut it down. David "Sarge" Dulwich, John Knox's former boss from their government contractor days, knows that Knox's cultural knowledge, combat skills, and sympathy for the abused make him right for the job. Joined by Grace Chu, whose more subtle skills for acquiring sensitive tech information help balance his improvisational style, Knox heads to Amsterdam in an attempt to dismantle the child labor operation and rescue the girls. In their way is a crime organization that has permeated the neighborhoods with goodwill, turning even the victims' parents against their would-be saviors. With enemies around every corner, Knox and Grace can't tell the good from the bad.

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The Risk Agent Audiobook

The Risk Agent

Author: Ridley Pearson Narrator: Todd Haberkorn Release Date: June 2012

Grace Chu is an American-educated Chinese national now working as a forensic accountant after serving in the Chinese army as an intelligence officer. John Knox is an American who parlayed his military service during the first Iraqi war into a lucrative import/export business-which now provides him the official access he needs to work freelance undercover operations throughout the world. Both are highly skilled operatives capable of deft subterfuge or extreme violence, if circumstances require. They meet for the first (but not last) time in Shanghai when the security firm they work for is hired to retrieve a kidnapped employee critical to the success of a multi-billion dollar real-estate deal. But the stakes are high and Grace and Knox find themselves at the center of a deadly international imbroglio.

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