beacon audiobooks

Everyone knows the story of Jerry Sandusky, the serial pedophile, the Monster. But what if that story is wrong? What if the former Penn State football coach and founder of the Second Mile is an innocent man convicted in the midst of a moral panic fed by the sensationalistic media, police trawling, and memory-warping psychotherapy? “The
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What do Libertarians believe that sets them apart from other political parties? How do Libertarian values, approaches, and principles result in more successful “pursuits of happiness” than the approaches of other political parties? And how does Judge Jim Gray dare to say that the Libertarians are the only political party in the mainstream of American
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Rarely has America been so bitterly divided. Partisans now view those with differing opinions as the enemy. Cable news programs inflame passions rather than inform viewers. Social media provides the most irrational partisans a venue to spew their hatred and bias. Town hall meetings, once the staple of representative democracy, have degenerated into choreographed shouting
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The compelling story of heroic women across the country who, despite personal trauma, found grace in difficult times and transformed their personal adversity into pay-it-forward wins by founding nonprofits that help and sustain others, mother to mother. In the midst of environmental chaos, economic uncertainly, and an endless array of health issues, mothers remain the
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When Helen Chapman, the beautiful 16-year-old daughter of army chief-of-staff for the European Command in Germany, had gone missing, her father Brigadier General Earl Chapman assumed she sped off on yet another one of her adventures with her boyfriend. However, hours later the body of Helen Chapman’s boyfriend was discovered by German police on the
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“…a riveting fictional story exploring the dark subject of child incestuous abuse that plagues families at all levels of society.” (Authors Reading) In public, Jim Handler is a well-respected, small-town hero and homicide detective who solved the case of the Will’s Creek Massacre. But at home, in the shadows, Jim’s childhood demons come alive to
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Eight years ago, James’ friend Emory disappeared, leaving behind his memoirs and the promise of a hidden cache of $3 million. James published the memoir and became a famous professor. But his obsession with Emory’s disappearance destroyed his personal life. He never went to find the money. Years later, James’ former student, Melanie, knocks on
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What do you do with a deadly weapon when it’s no longer needed? Nicholas Trailer is the last of the augmented men – beings created first by society and completed by a political group the public can’t even imagine exists. Captain James Donaldson takes severely abused and traumatized children and modifies them into monsters capable
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“Our Disunited States of America: The Struggle Between Conservatives and Liberals” is about the self-destructive struggle between America’s two political tribes (the conservatives and the liberals). Each of these tribes have been trying to gain and maintain control of our country. Both have taken turns in leading our nation, and each tribe has been pushed aside
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Erik Petersson works with the High-Risk Traveler Task Force, an organization that prevents radicalized individuals from joining extremist groups. Disciplined and dedicated, Erik’s carefully controlled world is upended when his daughter Arielle leaves university to join the Islamic Caliphate, a terrorist regime in Syria.  Erik rallies a desperate effort to stop her, but when he
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“Author R.C. Hartson has created a classic noir world complete with actual newspapers, checkbooks and cigarette-smoking men who answer to nicknames like “Toad” and “Deck.” Add in actual mob connections, and now we’re cooking with gas.” (Best Thrillers) Socialite, Bethany Hubbard, hires ex-Chicago homicide cop, turned private eye, Cleve Hawkins, to shadow her husband, Thad,
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“Her keen observations are those of a Jewish teen coming of age…. This novel too has its dark edges, as Simon explores complexities of friendship and family.” (The New York Jewish Week) “A thought-provoking and beautifully written book that will challenge how its readers think about how an individual weaves the tapestry of her family’s
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