Garrett Bettencourt
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A Price in Blood

1803. Enslaved at sea, escaped to Philadelphia, burning for revenge.  The Barbary Pirates demand bribes for peace. John Sullivan will bring war.

Clashing swords. Thundering cannons. Blood and Oak. 

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Announcing Blood & Oak on Audible, featuring narrator Travis Baldree!


Finally, all the swashbuckling naval action of Blood and Oak comes to life! I'm thrilled to announce Blood and Oak is now available in audio, performed for you by Travis Baldree. Join Navy Midshipman John Sullivan on his epic quest to save his lost family. Get the book now on Audible and iTunes! If you're new to Audible, that link gets you the book free!

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A little about your narrator, Travis Baldree: An incredible vocal talent, Travis is the winner of the Audiofile Earphones Award for his powerful performance of Dog Walker. Some of his other excellent works include The Last Good PlaceDark Fissures, and The Flaw in All Magic. His warm, expressive voice brings each character to life and elevates the written word to performance art. For more about Travis, check out his website at

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Blood & Oak

In 1798, the Barbary Pirates stole his freedom. Now, John Sullivan wants blood. 

Growing up on his father's ship was an adventure for young John. His world crumbled the day the Barbary Pirates took him away in chains, along with his mother and sister. Five years later, after a daring escape to America, John is eager to join USS Philadelphia and meet the corsairs with steel.

Then one stormy night, a stranger brings word: His sister Kaitlin is alive. John must risk everything on a bold plan to sail to the Barbary Coast. To defy the odds and free his family, he'll need his skill with a blade, his leadership in battle, and his wits at sea. In his path--cutthroat smugglers, ruthless pirates, and a deadly foe bent on destruction. 

Yet in John Sullivan's heart, the fires of revenge blaze ever hotter, threatening to burn those he loves. In his bid to save the lost, he may find his most dangerous enemy lies within…

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