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Welcome to the Hachette Book Group Podcast. Each week we deliver audio excerpts of new titles, interviews with your favorite authors, as well as exclusive content through our podcasts.




Interview with Denise Austin

Denise Austin discusses her new book, Denise's Daily Dozen, the perfect health book for anyone who wants to live better but just can't seem to find the time. Denise has created a total body program, including a 7-day balanced meal plan that includes healthy recipes, and a workout that encompasses 12 exercises done in 12 minutes each day. Everyone can take just 12 minutes, at whatever time of the day works for them, and turn it over to these simple and fun exercises. Cardio, toning, yoga and...

Duration: 00:14:16

Interview with Author Chuck Fischer

Author Chuck Fischer discusses his research, creative process, and the making of his latest Pop-up book, "Angels."

Duration: 00:08:59

THE CONCISE KING Edited by Clayborne Carson

For the first time, an edition of Martin Luther King's most important speeches and selected sermons are assembled and available on CD as a value-priced edition. Hachette Audio believes that the timeless message of King, in his own words and voice, are essential listening for any American and for any world citizen interested in American history, social justice, or non-violent protest.

Duration: 00:11:41

WITCH & WIZARD by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet

The world is changing: the government has seized control of every aspect of society, and now, kids are disappearing. For 15-year-old Wisty and her older brother Whit, life turns upside down when they are torn from their parents one night and slammed into a secret prison for no reason they can comprehend. The New Order, as it is known, is clearly trying to suppress Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Being a Normal Teenager. But while trapped in this totalitarian nightmare, Wisty and Whit...

Duration: 00:15:25

BEAUTIFUL CREATURES by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever. Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest...

Duration: 00:14:46

CLEAVING by Julie Powell

Julie Powell thought cooking her way through Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking was the craziest thing she'd ever do - until she embarked on the voyage recounted in her new memoir, CLEAVING. Her marriage challenged by an insane, irresistible love affair, Julie decides to leave town and immerse herself in a new obsession: butchery. She finds her way to Fleischer's, a butcher shop where she buries herself in the details of food. She learns how to break down a side of beef and...

Duration: 00:11:13


In 1905 President Teddy Roosevelt dispatched Secretary of War William Howard Taft on the largest U.S. diplomatic mission in history to Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines, China, and Korea. Roosevelt's glamorous twenty-one year old daughter Alice served as mistress of the cruise, which included senators and congressmen. On this trip, Taft concluded secret agreements in Roosevelt's name. In 2005, a century later, James Bradley traveled in the wake of Roosevelt's mission and discovered what had...

Duration: 00:09:33

I, ALEX CROSS by James Patterson

Detective Alex Cross is pulled out of a family celebration and given the awful news that a beloved relative has been found brutally murdered. Alex vows to hunt down the killer, and soon learns that she was mixed up in one of Washington's wildest scenes. And she was not this killer's only victim. The hunt for her murderer leads Alex and his girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, to a place where every fantasy is possible, if you have the credentials to get in. Alex and Bree are soon facing down...

Duration: 00:11:21

TRUE BLUE by David Baldacci

Mason "Mace" Perry was a firebrand cop on the D.C. police force until she was kidnapped and framed for a crime. Now she's back on the outside and focused on one mission: to be a cop once more. Roy is a young lawyer who aided the poor until he took a high-paying job at a law firm in Washington. Mace and Roy meet after he discovers the dead body of a female partner at the firm. As they investigate the death, they start uncovering surprising secrets from both the private and public world of the...

Duration: 00:11:18

CATHEDRAL by Nelson DeMille

St. Patrick's Day, New York City. Everyone is celebrating, but everyone is in for the shock of their lives. Born into the heat and hatred of the Northern Ireland conflict, IRA man Brian Flynn has masterminded a brilliant terrorist act: the seizure of Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Among his hostages: the woman Brian Flynn once loved, a former terrorist turned peace activist. Among his enemies: an Irish-American police lieutenant fighting against a traitor inside his own ranks and a shadowy...

Duration: 00:13:52


Just as LIFE once opened up the glittering Kennedy White House, LIFE now focuses its lens on Barack Obama. The American Journey of Barack Obama covers the candidate from his childhood and adolescence to his time as editor of The Harvard Law Review and his Chicago activist years, culminating with the excitement and fervor of the historic 2008 Democratic National Convention. This audiobook includes a Foreword by Senator Edward M. Kennedy, an incisive narrative biography and original essays by...

Duration: 00:11:50


Margaret and Patrick have been married just a few months when they set off on what they hope will be a great adventure-a year living in Kenya. A British couple invites the newlyweds to join on a climbing expedition to Mount Kenya, and they eagerly agree. But during their harrowing ascent, a horrific accident occurs. In the aftermath of the tragedy, Margaret struggles to understand what happened on the mountain and how these events have transformed her and her marriage, perhaps forever. A...

Duration: 00:12:04

NINE DRAGONS by Michael Connelly

Harry Bosch is assigned a homicide call in South L.A. that takes him to Fortune Liquors, where the Chinese owner has been shot to death in an apparent robbery. Joined by members of the department's Asian Gang Unit, Bosch investigates and soon identifies a suspect, a member of an L.A. Hong Kong triad. But before Harry can close in, he gets the word that his young daughter Maddie, who lives in Hong Kong with her mother, is missing. Bosch journeys across the Pacific to find his daughter. Could...

Duration: 00:09:01

THE LOVELY BONES by Alice Sebold

The Story of Susie Salmon begins with her adjusting to her new home in heaven, a place that is not at all what she expected. She is watching life on earth continue without her -- her friends trading rumors about her disappearance, her killer trying to cover his tracks, and her grief-stricken family unraveling. Out of unspeakable tragedy and loss, THE LOVELY BONES succeeds, miraculously, in building a tale filled with hope, humor, suspense, even joy. The major motion picture version of THE...

Duration: 00:12:34

Interview with author Bill Frist

In this interview, former senate majority leader, Dr. Bill Frist discusses his new book A HEART TO SERVE. In the book, he writes about the values and experiences that shaped his life, and challenges and inspires everyone to find a place where they, too, can make a difference.

Duration: 00:13:12


Growing up in Mississippi, Cici McNair was always more the tomboy her mother supported than the Southern belle her father demanded. She escaped her suffocating upbringing the first chance she had to travel the world. When Cici finds herself in New York, divorced, broke, and fashionably starving to death in a Madison Avenue apartment, she impulsively decides to become a private detective. A detailed account of the hidden world and real-life cases of a P.I., this action-packed memoir is as...

Duration: 00:12:24

Interview with author Mary Tomer

In this interview, Mary Tomer, author of MRS. O - THE FACE OF FASHION DEMOCRACY, discusses the inspiration, research and highlights of the book that reveals the story of a new era of American fashion.

Duration: 00:10:21

END THE FED by Ron Paul

Most people think of the Fed as an indispensable institution without which the country's economy could not properly function. But in END THE FED, Ron Paul draws on American history, economics, and fascinating stories from his own long political life to argue that the Fed is both corrupt and unconstitutional. It is inflating currency, a practice that threatens to put us into an inflationary depression where $100 bills are worthless. Congressman Paul's urgent appeal to all citizens and...

Duration: 00:11:36

THE MURDER OF KING TUT by James Patterson and Martin Dugard

In "The Murder of King Tut," James Patterson and Martin Dugard chronicle their epic quest to find out what happened to the boy-king. They comb through the evidence--X-rays, Howard Carter's files, forensic clues--and scavenge for overlooked data to piece together the details of his life and death. The result is a true crime tale of intrigue, betrayal, and usurpation that presents a compelling case that King Tut's death was anything but natural.

Duration: 00:09:39


A collection of stories from David Foster Wallace is occasion to celebrate. These stories -- which have been prominently serialized, explore intensely immediate states of mind, with the attention to voice and the extraordinary creative daring. Read by the author and a celebrity cast, mirroring the feature film, "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men" is a dark, hilarious series of portraits of men whose fear of women renders them grotesque.

Duration: 00:11:34

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