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Talking Book Topics May-June 2015

May–June 2015

About Talking Book Topics

Talking Book Topics is published bimonthly in audio, large-print, and online formats and distributed at no cost to individuals who are blind or have a physical disability and participate in the Library of Congress reading program. It lists digital audiobooks and magazines available through a network of cooperating libraries and covers news of developments and activities in network library services.

The annotated list in this issue is limited to titles recently added to the national collection, which contains thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles, including bestsellers, classics, biographies, romance novels, mysteries, and how-to guides. Some books in Spanish are also available. To explore the wide range of books in the national collection, access the NLS International Union Catalog online or contact your local cooperating library.

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Library of Congress, Washington 2015
Catalog Card Number 60-46157
ISSN 0039-9183

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In Brief

Books for Adults

Adult Fiction

Adult Nonfiction

Books for Children

Children’s Fiction

Childrenʼs Nonfiction

Foreign Language

Audio Magazines

In Brief

Brief bibliography: Newly added network-produced audiobooks

Since 2014, NLS network libraries have been able to submit their locally produced titles, designated DBCor DBN, to the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) service. By focusing on subjects of local interest to communities across the country, network library recording studios add diversity and value to the BARD collection. The following biographies present experiences as varied as cattle drives, politics, and baseball. They are available for download from BARD or can be ordered from your local cooperating library on cartridge.

From the Colorado Talking Book Library
Under the Devil’s Thumb
DBC00659 7 hours 5 minutes
by David Gessner
read by Visvaldis Jaunarajs
Gessner first moved to the American West when he set stakes in Colorado following a bout with cancer. This young New Englander explores the mysteries of the western landscape as well as the landscape of the soul.
I See by Your Outfit
DBC00681 11 hours 30 minutes
by Clay Bonnyman Evans
read by Nelson Grabenstetter
Memoir of western life examines what it means to be a contemporary cowboy.
From the Idaho Commission for Libraries Talking Book Service
Idaho 100
DBC00794 8 hours 49 minutes
by Martin Peterson and Randy Stapilus
read by Larry Weeks
Peterson and Stapilus, who between them have been studying Idaho history for nearly a century, unearth the sometimes famous, sometimes infamous, and often obscure people who transformed Idaho in ways large and small. Unrated.
Lioness of Idaho: Louise Shadduck and the Power of Polite
DBC00805 8 hours 2 minutes
by Mike Bullard
read by Maryan Stephens
Describes the fast-driving, horseback-riding, pre-Depression-era farm girl with a high school diploma and a sense of civility who engineered what were once Idaho’s best economic years. Discusses Shadduck’s legislation, political mentoring, five books and countless articles, and role in launching the careers of some of the state’s most powerful people. Unrated.
From the Kentucky Talking Book Library
Wicked Lexington, Kentucky
DBC01518 3 hours 41 minutes
by Fiona Young-Brown
read by Ann Zimmer
Offers lurid tales involving infamous duels, lynch mobs, a cheating congressman, murders, and ladies of ill repute during the early years of the “Athens of the West.”
Cruelly Murdered: The Murder of Mary Magdalene Pitts and Other Kentucky True Crime Stories
DBC03676 8 hours 35 minutes
by Keven McQueen
read by Richard Crane
Accounts of seventeen Kentucky murder cases during the 1800s and early 1900s, including those of a governor’s son, who was convicted of murder five times but was never hanged, and a Louisville man who shot and killed his daughter for attending a church picnic.
From the Perkins Library
More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Massachusetts Women
DBC00002 4 hours 5 minutes
by Lura Rogers Seavey
read by Marilyn Rea Beyer
Eleven innovative Baystaters—including cooking pioneer Fannie Farmer, astronomer Maria Mitchell, and clipper ship navigator Eleanor Creesy—are chronicled in this collection of biographical portraits.
A Secret Gift: How One Man’s Kindness—and a Trove of Letters—Revealed the Hidden History of the Great Depression
DBC03759 11 hours 10 minutes
by Ted Gup
read by Rocky Tomascoff
A few days before Christmas 1933, a man who called himself B. Virdot offered cash gifts to dozens of struggling families in Canton, Ohio. More than seventy years later, the benefactor’s grandson, an investigative reporter, traced the lasting impact of those gifts and provided a glimpse into his grandfather’s life.
From the Michigan Braille and Talking Book Library
Detroitland: A Collection of Movers, Shakers, Lost Souls, and History Makers from Detroit’s Past
DBC03377 12 hours 37 minutes
by Richard Bak
read by Michael P. Donovan
Award-winning journalist portrays a century of Detroit’s colorful history.
Al Kaline: The Biography of a Tigers Icon
DBC03380 10 hours 46 minutes
by Jim Hawkins
read by Michael P. Donovan
Biography of Albert William “Al” Kaline (born December 19, 1934), a former Major League Baseball right-fielder. A member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Kaline played his entire twenty-two-year baseball career with the Detroit Tigers, earning the nickname Mr. Tiger.
From the Nevada Talking Book Services
Karnee: A Paiute Narrative
DBC04756 4 hours 25 minutes
by Lalla Scott
read by Maizie Harris-Jesse
Story of Northern Paiute Indian life in Nevada as told in the words of Annie Lowry, a Paiute-Caucasian woman who lived with the tribe near Lovelock. Based on a series of interviews between Lowry and Scott in 1936.
Women of the Sierra
DBC04758 3 hours 40 minutes
by Anne Seagraves
read by Connie Jo Smith
Shares the stories of fifteen women—from doctors, schoolteachers, and publishers to stagecoach drivers, entertainers, and ladies of the night—whose experiences paint a portrait of life in the Sierra from the 1800s to the turn of the twentieth century.
From the South Carolina State Library Talking Book Services
Satchel Paige’s America
DBC00089 4 hours 24 minutes
by William Price Fox
read by Charles Bierbauer
Author Fox provides a portrait of the legendary Hall-of-Fame pitcher, gleaned from the pair’s tour of the bars and clubs of Kansas City for more than a week in 1970. Covers a career that moved from Mobile, Alabama, through the Negro Leagues, and finally to the Major Leagues. Some strong language.
John Gary Anderson and His Maverick Motor Company
DBC05172 2 hours 40 minutes
by J. Edward Lee
read by Charles Bierbauer
Describes the life of John Gary Anderson, who founded the Anderson Car Company and attempted to establish Rock Hill, South Carolina, as the automobile capital of the country. Follows Anderson from his birth into poverty during the Civil War through his years of industrial ingenuity to the twentieth century, when his company collapsed.
From the Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Pat Garrett: The Story of a Western Lawman
DBC00045 11 hours 5 minutes
by Leon Claire Metz
read by Ev Lunning
Biography of Patrick “Pat” Floyd Garrett (1850–1908), the western lawman who killed Billy the Kid. Some violence.
Outlaw Tales of Texas: True Stories of the Lone Star State’s Most Infamous Crooks, Culprits, and Cutthroats
DBC00048 4 hours 35 minutes
by Charles L. Convis
read by Ev Lunning
Describes tough and dangerous characters from the frontier towns of Texas, including Jim Miller, who left church early to shoot his brother-in-law in the head and returned before the service was over; Myra Belle Shirley, who helped her husband lead one of the state’s most notorious stage robberies; and Bill Longley, who was reportedly hanged three times and survived. Violence.
From the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library
Ben Snipes: Northwest Cattle King
DBC00202 6 hours 16 minutes
read by Norm Zimmerman
by Roscoe Sheller
Chronicles the life of Ben Snipes (1835–1906), who created a cattle empire in the Yakima Valley and central Oregon. Describes his work pioneering cattle drives to the Canadian mines in the Cariboos and other actions that led to his induction into the Cowboy Hall of Fame.
Slade Gorton: A Half Century in Politics
DBC00203 16 hours 40 minutes
by John C. Hughes
read by Jay Lane
Follows the life of Slade Gorton, a major force in Washington State politics in the second half of the twentieth century. Discusses his service as Washington State attorney general and U.S. senator as well as his involvement with the fishing rights controversy, the spotted owl vs. logging fight, and Major League Baseball in Seattle.

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Department of Education implements new accessibility standards

Students and borrowers who are blind or visually impaired may contact their loan providers to obtain information regarding the availability of alternative-format applications and statements. The forms are the result of new accessibility standards set by the Department of Education that cover Internet, telephone service, and hard-copy documents. To locate loan servicer information on your federal student loan, log in to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) at or contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC) at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., eastern time. For additional contact options and other general information, visit

American Foundation for the Blind offers new webinar series

Parents and teachers of students with visual impairments may benefit from a new four-part webinar series on physical education available from the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), which produced it in concert with the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind (AER). Each webinar is approximately sixty minutes long and available for access at subscribers’ convenience. The webinars, which can be purchased individually or as a set, provide advice on teaching object-control skills, locomotor skills, and motor development, as well as suggestions for physical activities for adolescents with visual impairments. For more information visit External.

Books for Adults

Books listed in this issue of Talking Book Topics were recently sent to cooperating libraries. The complete collection contains a wide range of fiction and nonfiction books, including biographies, classics, westerns, mysteries, romances, and others.

Registered users can also immediately download all titles and magazines from
the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) service at The free BARD Mobile app is available from Apple’s App store for reading audio and braille books on a personal iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. To learn more about the collection or to sign up for BARD service contact your local cooperating library. Regional library telephone numbers are listed on the last pages of this magazine.

These books are listed alphabetically within the headings Adult Fiction and Adult Nonfiction by subject category, author last name, and title. For example the title War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy would be listed in Adult Fiction under the Classics subject category and by the last name Tolstoy.

Note: A notice may appear immediately following the book description to indicate occurrences of violence, strong language, or descriptions of sex. The word “some” before any of these terms indicates an occasional or infrequent occurrence, as in “some strong language.” Commercial audiobooks for which NLS does not have access to the print book may display the notice “unrated,” which means that the book may or may not contain violence, strong language, or descriptions of sex.

Adult Fiction


Love in the Time of Global Warming
DB79665 5 hours 2 minutes
by Francesca Lia Block
read by Kristin Allison
After a devastating earthquake destroys the West Coast, causing seventeen-year-old Penelope to lose her home, her family, and her dog, she navigates through a dark world, holding onto hope and love. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

The Eye of Heaven
DB79735 11 hours 23 minutes
by Clive Cussler and
Russell Blake
read by Joe Wilson
Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are on a climate-control expedition in the Arctic, when, to their astonishment, they discover a Viking ship in the ice, perfectly preserved—and filled with pre-Columbian artifacts from Mexico. Bestseller. 2014.

The Three Emperors: An Ethan Gage Adventure
DB79447 9 hours 40 minutes
by William Dietrich
read by Jack Fox
1805. Believed dead after the events of The Barbed Crown (DB77276), Ethan Gage is in Venice under the pseudonym Hieronymus Franklin. He is searching for information on where his wife Astiza and son Harry are being held by a vengeful mystic. Some violence. 2014.

DB79416 10 hours 27 minutes
by Mike Mullin
read by Mark Delgado
Nearly a year after the eruption of the Yellowstone volcano, survival has become harder than ever and Alex and Darla must risk everything to try to create a community that can withstand the ongoing disaster. Sequel to Ashen Winter
. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Blindness and Physical Disabilities

She Is Not Invisible
DB79575 4 hours 55 minutes
by Marcus Sedgwick
read by Abigail Maupin
Sixteen-year-old Londoner Laureth Peakʼs father goes missing while researching his next book. Even though she happens to be blind, she drags her younger brother Benjamin to New York to find their dad and follows the clues. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2013.


Burmese Days
DB79809 10 hours 21 minutes
by George Orwell
read by Gary Tipton
Flory lives among the British expatriates in Burma where he works as a timber merchant. Discontented with his life, he helps his friend Dr. Veraswami, who is being hounded by a corrupt magistrate. In the middle of this, Flory falls in love with spinster Elizabeth Lackersteen. Some violence. 1934.

Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary
DB79478 17 hours 37 minutes
by J.R.R. Tolkien
read by George Holmes
Early prose translation (1926) from the Old English by the esteemed Oxford classicist and author of The Lord of the Rings (DB47486, DB47487, DB47488) trilogy. This volume, edited by Tolkienʼs son Christopher, also contains extensive commentary on the text and its world, and a short tale by the author. Some violence. 1926.


Lookaway, Lookaway
DB77422 17 hours 5 minutes
by Wilton Barnhardt
read by Kate Kiley
Raleigh, North Carolina; 2003. The Johnstons adjust to life as the youngest child, Jerilyn, goes to college. Matriarch Jerene holds the family together as patriarch Duke buries himself in Civil War reenactments. Their three other children deal with their own tribulations. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Guts
DB78460 11 hours 4 minutes
by Roddy Doyle
read by John Lescault
Newly diagnosed with colon cancer, Jimmy Rabbitte reflects on his own mortality and reconnects with his kids while trying to get a handle on new technologies. Then two members of his former band, the Commitments, reenter his life. Sequel to The Van (DB39520). Strong language and descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Pearl That Broke Its Shell
DB79444 13 hours 35 minutes
by Nadia Hashimi
read by Abigail Maupin
In modern-day Afghanistan, Rahima struggles with going to school as the neighborhood boys stalk her and her sisters. Having no brothers, she takes advantage of a tradition allowing her to live as a boy. Her journey is similar to that of her ancestor, Shekiba. Violence and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Book of Unknown Americans
DB79170 9 hours 14 minutes
by Cristina Henríquez
read by various narrators
Maribel Riveraʼs Mexican family moves to Delaware so that brain-damaged Maribel can attend a special school. As they adjust to their new neighborhood, the son of one of the nearby Panamanian families, Mayor Toro, becomes enamored of Maribel—but both families oppose the relationship. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Matchmaker
DB79166 12 hours 31 minutes
by Elin Hilderbrand
read by Erin Bennett
Forty-nine-year-old Dabney Kimball Beech has always had a sixth sense about romance and is known for her matchmaking skills. Her high school and college sweetheart, Clendenin Hughes, has returned to town, and now Dabney must decide what really matters in her life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Mambo in Chinatown
DB79648 10 hours 35 minutes
by Jean Kwok
read by Mary Kane
Twenty-two-year-old Charlie Wong is living in New Yorkʼs Chinatown with her widowed father and eleven-year-old sister. Working as a dishwasher, she focuses on raising her bright sister. When Charlie takes a job in a dance studio, her sisterʼs health begins to fail and she must choose. Some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Black Lake
DB79186 5 hours 50 minutes
by Johanna Lane
read by John Lee
Ireland. To save the family castle, John Campbell plans to turn it into a museum. Johnʼs plans involve moving himself, his wife Marianne, and children Philip and Kate into the caretakerʼs cottage. Already strained relationships are put to the test when an accident happens. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Last Days of California
DB78102 6 hours 51 minutes
by Mary Miller
read by Laura Godfrey Dunlop
Teenage Jess is on the road with her father, mother, and sister Elise. Her father is preaching about the coming of the rapture, but Jess has bigger worries on her mind—like what Elise will do with the baby she is expecting. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Supreme Macaroni Company
DB77853 10 hours 32 minutes
by Adriana Trigiani
read by Laura Giannarelli
Greenwich Village shoemaker Valentine Roncalli weds tanner Gianluca Vechiarelli, who is eighteen years her senior. The couple juggles work and family as Gianluca plans to return to Italy and Val opens a new factory in the states. Sequel to Brava, Valentine (DB71048). Some strong language. 2013.


The Goblin Emperor
DB79198 17 hours 56 minutes
by Katherine Addison
read by Dan Bloom
Maia ascends to the goblin throne when his father, the emperor, and his three half brothers die in an airship accident. Kept away from court his entire life because of his mixed blood, Maia must navigate treacherous waters—especially after it comes out the accident was intentional. Some violence. 2014.

Esrever Doom
DB79872 11 hours 3 minutes
by Piers Anthony
read by Gregory Gorton
After an accident he cannot remember, Kody wakes in a hospital to staff demanding that he sign forms. The next time he wakes, he is in Xanth. In the hopes of finding his way home, he goes on a quest to reverse the curse threatening Princess Dawn. 2013.

Jumper Cable, Knot Gneiss, Well-Tempered Clavicle, Luck of the Draw
DB79600 45 hours 24 minutes
by Piers Anthony
read by Gregory Gorton
Four novels, written between 2009 and 2012, feature quests in the world of Xanth. Wenda Woodwife must subdue menacing petrified wood to reclaim her Prince Charming in Knot Gneiss. In Well-Tempered Clavicle, walking skeleton Picka Bones must fight a plague of puns. 2012.

The Nightmare Affair
DB79573 10 hours 28 minutes
by Mindee Arnett
read by Emily Maixner
Being the only Nightmare at Arkwell Academy, a boarding school for magickind, sixteen-year-old Destiny “Dusty” Everhart feeds on the dreams of others. When she sees a murder in hot bad-boy Eli Bookerʼs dream, Dusty and Eli search for a killer. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

The Nightmare Dilemma
DB79738 10 hours 15 minutes
by Mindee Arnett
read by Kristin Allison
After a mermaid is viciously assaulted and left for dead, Arkwell Academyʼs jokester Lance Rathbone is accused of the crime. Lance asks sixteen-year-old Dusty Everhart to find the real attacker through his dreams. Meanwhile, Dustyʼs ex-boyfriend returns, and the Magi Senate wants her to discover his true motives. Sequel to The Nightmare Affair (DB79573). Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Siege and Storm
DB79589 13 hours 33 minutes
by Leigh Bardugo
read by J. Michael McCullough
Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land, all while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. Sequel to Shadow and Bone (DB75094). Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

American Elsewhere
DB78514 24 hours 44 minutes
by Robert Jackson Bennett
read by Michael Russotto
After burying her father in a potterʼs field, Mona Bright inherits his 1969 Dodge Charger and a house in Wink, New Mexico, owned by Monaʼs long-dead mother. Though the town is not on any map, Mona goes to claim the house and discovers eerie secrets. Violence and strong language. 2013.

The Weirdness
DB78625 8 hours 38 minutes
by Jeremy P. Bushnell
read by Chuck Young
When Satan offers to help struggling writer Billy Ridgeway make the bestseller list, Billy is tempted. In exchange, all Lucifer asks is that Billy find Luciferʼs missing lucky cat, Neko of Infinite Equilibrium. Strong language and descriptions of sex. 2014.

Thiefʼs Magic: Millenniumʼs Rule, Book 1
DB79586 15 hours 8 minutes
by Trudi Canavan
read by Bruce Huntey
In a land where an industrial revolution was fueled by magic, archaeology student Tyen uncovers a sentient book—the repository of the soul of Vella, a sorcerer-bookbinder. Vella reveals secrets to Tyen. In another part of the world, novice magic-user Rielle fears discovery. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Queen of the Dark Things
DB79457 13 hours 6 minutes
by C. Robert Cargill
read by James Konicek
Six months after the events of Dreams and Shadows (DB76388), wizard Colby Stevens is working in his bookstore and dealing with the fallout. Colby comes to the attention of the genius loci Austin, and he is soon contending with her and the unhappiness of others. Violence and strong language. 2014.

DB79482 10 hours 42 minutes
by Corinne Duyvis
read by Jill Fox
Seventeen-year-old Nolan finds that every time he closes his eyes, he is drawn into the body of Amara—a mute servant girl from another world. And Amaraʼs life is growing increasingly dangerous. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

The Strange Maid: The United States of Asgard, Book 2
DB79164 11 hours 55 minutes
by Tessa Gratton
read by Cynthia Holloway
When Signy Valborn was little she met Odin Alfather, who promised to make her a Valkyrie after she solved a riddle. Now with her friends, Signy sets out to find a mountain troll who may hold the key to her destiny. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

The Magicianʼs Land
DB79822 16 hours 43 minutes
by Lev Grossman
read by Patrick Downer
After the events of The Magician King (DB73928), Quentin Coldwater, the erstwhile king of Fillory, returns to the Brakebills Preparatory College of Magic. However, when barbarians attack Fillory, Quentin begins a quest that leads back to the home of his heart. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2014.

The Book of Life
DB79442 23 hours 11 minutes
by Deborah Harkness
read by Jill Fox
After the events of Shadow of Night (DB75214), Diana and Matthew return to modern-day Sept-Tours. The Congregation hunts for them to demand answers regarding Dianaʼs change in powers. They race against time to find the final pages of the Book of Life. Explicit descriptions of sex and some violence. Bestseller. 2014.

DB79167 11 hours 38 minutes
by Kevin Hearne
read by Luke Daniels
After the events of Hunted (DB77273), Atticus is trying to acclimate his former mentor, Owen, to life in the twenty-first century. Meanwhile, Granuaile has been lured to India to help her father, who has become the host to a sorcererʼs spirit. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

DB79689 12 hours 36 minutes
by A.G. Howard
read by Jill Fox
Life gets complicated once again for sixteen-year-old Alyssa when her mother returns home from an asylum. Meanwhile, the mysterious Morpheus tempts Alyssa with another dangerous quest in the dark, challenging Wonderland. Sequel to Splintered (DB79333). For senior high and older readers. 2014.

The Getaway God: A Sandman Slim Novel
DB79873 11 hours 11 minutes
by Richard Kadrey
read by Gary Telles
A depraved killer known as St. Nick stalks the streets of Los Angeles, and half-human, half-angel James Stark, a.k.a. Sandman Slim, is searching for him. Unfortunately for Stark, St. Nick may be the only person who knows how to save the planet. Violence and strong language. 2014.

Heir of Fire: A Throne of Glass Novel
DB79580 18 hours1 minute
by Sarah J. Maas
read by Erin Jones
Royal assassin Celaena must travel to a new land to confront a truth about her heritage and her power, while brutal and monstrous forces gather on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Sequel to Crown of Midnight (DB77500). Violence and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

The Man with the Compound Eyes
DB79552 11 hours 26 minutes
by Wu Ming-Yi
read by Alec Volz
Fifteen-year-old Atileʼi sets sail from his isolated island. College professor Alice Shih decides upon suicide. A tsunami brings them together. Atileʼi helps Alice discover the fate of her husband and son. Translated from the 2011 Chinese edition. Some descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Bone Clocks
DB79793 25 hours 37 minutes
by David Mitchell
read by Patricia Kilgarriff
1984. After a fight with her mother, teenager Holly Sykes leaves her home and stumbles into a war between mystics. Her latent ability to tune in to psychic phenomena makes Holly a target, and her exploits have repercussions across the ages. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2014.

The Kiss of Deception: The Remnant Chronicles, Book 1
DB79634 12 hours 42 minutes
by Mary E. Pearson
read by Jill Fox
On the morning of her wedding, Princess Lia flees to a distant village. When two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive, Lia is unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other is an assassin sent to kill her. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

The Given: Celestial Blues, Book 3
DB79496 12 hours 7 minutes
by Vicki Pettersson
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
After the events in The Lost (DB76512), Centurion angel Griffin Shaw discovers that his wife, Evelyn, did not die the night he was murdered fifty years earlier. However, to find Evelyn, Griff must give up his mortal lover Kit Craig. But secrets threaten. Strong language. 2014.

Grail of the Summer Stars
DB79403 21 hours 53 minutes
by Freda Warrington
read by J. Michael McCullough
Art gallery manager Stevie Silverwood receives a haunting painting. Wanting to know more, she discovers that her ex-boyfriend painted it, but he is missing. Her quest brings her to Mist, an aetherial. They must find the source of their connection. Sequel to Midsummer Night (DB73330). Some descriptions of sex. 2013.


Skinny Bitch Gets Hitched
DB79587 8 hours 8 minutes
by Kim Barnouin
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Restaurateur Clementine Cooper is working on opening her second vegan restaurant and has the opportunity to be featured in a New York Times article. Amidst the professional chaos, her carnivore boyfriend Zach Jeffries proposes and then emotionally withdraws. Strong language. 2013.

The Apartment
DB79366 5 hours 27 minutes
by Greg Baxter
read by Peter Powlus
A Navy veteran searches for an apartment in a European city during the Christmas season. His guide in his search is Saskia. As they wander the streets and meet her friends, he reveals himself to her in bits and pieces. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Last Magazine: A Novel
DB79736 10 hours 54 minutes
by Michael Hastings
read by Erik Sandvold
2002. News magazine intern Michael describes his time at The Magazine. He runs story proposals past editors and becomes involved with office politics. When reporter A.E. Peoria uncovers a bombshell of a news story, Michael is in on the action. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2014.

The From-Aways
DB79546 10 hours 53 minutes
by C.J. Hauser
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Newlywed Leah and her coworker Quinn—both newcomers to the town of Menamon, Maine—unearth secrets hidden by the town. Quinn tries to gather the courage to confront her biological father, even as she falls in love with her roommate Rosie. Leahʼs marriage begins to founder. Strong language. 2014.

The Tailgate
DB79165 1 hour 36 minutes
by Elin Hilderbrand
read by Erin Bennett
Dabney Kimball has known Clendenin Hughes was her one true love since he kissed her during their freshman year of high school. Their relationship has been strained while she was at Harvard and he at Yale, but with the big football game, Dabney heads to New Haven to surprise him. Prequel to The Matchmaker
. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Residue Years
DB79860 10 hours 49 minutes
by Mitchell S. Jackson
read by Jeremy Edwinn Gage
Champʼs mother, Grace, is released from a drug-treatment program, and she vows to stay clean so she can regain custody of her younger kids. But she needs help bringing money in, and Champ decides the only sure way is to sell crack. Strong language. 2013.

Goodnight June
DB79544 8 hours 23 minutes
by Sarah Jio
read by Abigail Maupin
2005. June Andersen discovers that she has inherited her great-aunt Rubyʼs bookstore in Seattle. As June settles the estate, she unearths letters between Ruby and childrenʼs author Margaret Wise Brown. Reading the correspondence helps June realize how she needs to change her own life. Some strong language. 2014.

My Struggle, Book 1
DB79335 14 hours 45 minutes
by Karl Ove Knausgaard
read by Gregory Maupin
First of a six-volume autobiographical novel by a prize-winning author. Ten years after his father drank himself to death, thirty-nine-year-old Karl Ove—living with his family in Sweden—examines his Norwegian childhood and how the death affected him. Originally published in Norwegian in 2009. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

The City
DB79506 14 hours 25 minutes
by Dean Koontz
read by Erik Sandvold
Jonah Kirk is a young, skinny, black boy who lives with his singer mother in the city. As he realizes his talent for piano, his life is shaped by both magical goodness and evil in the various people who enter his life. Some violence and some strong language. 2014.

Big Little Lies
DB79622 12 hours 43 minutes
by Liane Moriarty
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
New to town, Jane—single mother of kindergartener Ziggy—becomes friends with Celeste and Madeline, who each have children in Ziggyʼs class. But the women are harboring secrets that lead to a disastrous school trivia night ending in multiple injuries—and one death. Strong language. Bestseller. 2014.

Legend of the Celtic Stone: Caledonia
DB79285 21 hours 46 minutes
by Michael Phillips
read by Joe Peck
Member of Parliament Andrew Trentham investigates a break-in at Westminster Abbey, a crime for which both the IRA and Scottish patriots are being blamed. But he is distracted by thoughts of the woman he loves, who has just broken their engagement. 1999.

The Girls of August
DB79144 6 hours 13 minutes
by Anne Rivers Siddons
read by Kate Reading
In August of every year, Maddy, Rachel, Barbara, and Melinda—who became friends when their husbands were medical students together—vacation at the beach. After Melindaʼs death, the others drift apart, until the ritual is revived when Melindaʼs husband remarries a twenty-something nicknamed Baby. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Happy Mutant Baby Pills
DB77691 7 hours 30 minutes
by Jerry Stahl
read by Brian Hemmingsen
Heroin-addicted copywriter Lloyd is working for the dating site Christian Swingles when heʼs arrested for attempted robbery. Instead of booking him, the arresting officer sends Lloyd out of town on a bus, where he meets Nora, a woman on a mission. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.


A Barricade in Hell
DB79629 11 hours 4 minutes
by Jaime Lee Moyer
read by Suzanne Duvall
San Francisco, 1917. Delia and Gabe, from Deliaʼs Shadow (DB77554), have married. Delia is learning how to better control her skills as a medium. Delia gives birth to a stillborn daughter, and Gabe hunts down another murderer. Some violence. 2014.

Historical Fiction

Song of the Shank
DB79514 20 hours 42 minutes
by Jeffery Renard Allen
read by David Hartley-Margolin
1866. Thomas Wiggins, known as Blind Tom, and his guardian, Eliza Bethune, return to their New York apartment after riots. Tom, a musical savant and former slave, does not fit in anywhere, but a stranger soon arrives offering to reunite him with his liberated mother. Strong language. 2014.

Above the East China Sea
DB79791 13 hours 30 minutes
by Sarah Bird
read by Cecelia Riddett
The entwined lives of two teenage girls on the island of Okinawa—contemporary American Air Force brat Luz and World War II-era Okinawan Tamiko—are connected across seventy years by shared experiences of profound loss and renewal. Some violence and some strong language. 2014.

Wayfaring Stranger
DB79652 15 hours 45 minutes
by James Lee Burke
read by Kurt Elftmann
In the trenches of World War II, Weldon Holland rescues Rosita Lowenstein and marries her. But back in Texas, they meet wealthy former Marine aviator Roy Wiseheart, whose anti-Semitic wife Clara is determined to make Weldon and Rositaʼs life a nightmare. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2014.

Necessary Lies
DB77459 12 hours 41 minutes
by Diane Chamberlain
read by Laura Godfrey Dunlop
North Carolina, 1960. Epileptic fifteen-year-old Ivy struggles to care for her grandmother, mentally slow sister, and nephew on the farm they sharecrop. Newlywed Jane, who wants to meet social expectations and be a social worker, tries to help Ivyʼs family. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Angels Make Their Hope Here
DB79143 7 hours 46 minutes
by Breena Clarke
read by Love Carter
New Jersey, 1849. Dossie Bird has escaped slavery and lands in Russellʼs Knob, a haven of sorts for both free blacks and those hiding from the law. She comes under the protection of Duncan Smoot, but their relationship creates rifts in the community, and Dossie flees to New York City. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Whistling Past the Graveyard
DB79799 9 hours 53 minutes
by Susan Crandall
read by Kristin Allison
1963. Nine-year-old Starla Claudelle sneaks out of her house to attend the Fourth of July parade. Fearing retribution from her grandmother, Mamie, she continues walking once she gets to the town limits. She hitchhikes with Eula to Nashville, where Starla hopes to find her mother. Some violence and some strong language. 2013.

Shadows on the Nile
DB77934 14 hours 20 minutes
by Kate Furnivall
read by Nicola Daval
England, 1912. Seven-year-old Jessica awakes to get her five-year-old brother Georgie out of bed—and finds a young boy named Timothy occupying Georgieʼs bed and claiming to be her new brother. Twenty years later, Jessica searches Egypt for a now-missing Timothy and wonders if the disappearances are linked. Some violence. 2013.

Written in My Own Heartʼs Blood
DB79331 43 hours 52 minutes
by Diana Gabaldon
read by Erin Jones
After the events at the close of An Echo in the Bone (DB70073), Jamie, Claire, and John must sort out the latterʼs marriage as the Revolutionary War rages around them. In the twentieth century, Brianna deals with a family enemy. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2014.

Iʼll Be Seeing You
DB77363 9 hours 42 minutes
by Suzanne Hayes and
Loretta Nyhan
read by Nicola Daval
1943. Twenty-three-year-old Glory Whitehall and forty-one-year-old Rita Vincenzo are brought together through a 4-H pen-pal program. Glory lives in Massachusetts and Rita in Iowa. For the next three years, the letters they exchange bolster them through the tribulations of the World War II home front. 2013.

By Fire, by Water
DB79149 9 hours 45 minutes
by Mitchell Kaplan
read by Clinton Wade
Spain. Luis de Santángel serves as chancellor to the king of Aragon and is a Jewish convert to Christianity. In the midst of the Inquisition, he learns about his Jewish heritage in secret meetings, as he helps Christopher Columbus navigate the waters of a royal court. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

The Secrets of Mary Bowser
DB80053 15 hours 10 minutes
by Lois Leveen
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Fictional account of the life of Mary Bowser. Born into slavery in Virginia, she is emancipated and sent to Philadelphia for an education. But she returns to Virginia to care for her father and become a spy in the Confederate White House. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

The Wives of Los Alamos
DB78457 5 hours 29 minutes
by TaraShea Nesbit
read by Laura Godfrey Dunlop
1943. Women from across America and overseas follow their husbands into the desert of Los Alamos, New Mexico. As the men toil on a top-secret project, their wives try to adapt to this strained, military community with its rationing and censorship. 2014.

Dark Aemilia: A Novel of Shakespeareʼs Dark Lady
DB79547 15 hours 43 minutes
by Sally OʼReilly
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Raised in the court of Queen Elizabeth I, Aemilia Bassano—mistress to the Lord Chamberlain—meets William Shakespeare and begins an affair with him. When she is discovered to be pregnant, she is given in marriage to her cousin. Plague threatens them all. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Dollface: A Novel of the Roaring Twenties
DB77896 12 hours 39 minutes
by Renée Rosen
read by Kimberly Schraf
Chicago, 1923. Eighteen-year-old Vera is in a speakeasy talking to Tony, whom sheʼs just met, when a raid occurs. Vera becomes involved with Tony, then she meets Shep. Juggling both men, Vera lives a high life—until the gang wars erupt around her. Violence and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Secret Life of Violet Grant
DB79554 14 hours 47 minutes
by Beatriz Williams
read by Jill Fox
1964. Vivian Schuyler picks up a suitcase sent to her. In it, she discovers items belonging to a great-aunt she never knew—Violet. In 1914, Violet decided to leave her husband. Learning Violetʼs story opens Vivian up to love. Explicit descriptions of sex, some strong language, and some violence. 2014.

That Summer
DB79642 11 hours 44 minutes
by Lauren Willig
read by Abigail Maupin
2009. Julia Conley leaves New York City to claim an inheritance outside of London from a great-aunt she has never met. 1849. Imogen Granthamʼs quiet life is shaken when her husband invites painters to their home. Imogenʼs and Juliaʼs lives are soon intertwined. Some descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Care and Management of Lies: A Novel of the Great War
DB79941 9 hours 9 minutes
by Jacqueline Winspear
read by Kristin Allison
London, 1914. Kezia Marchant prepares to wed the younger brother of her best friend Dorothy Brissenden. Their friendship is strained by Dorothyʼs involvement in the suffrage movement and the upcoming marriage. When war is declared, Keziaʼs letters to the front anchor them all. Some violence. Bestseller. 2014.

Human Relationships

Torn Away
DB79106 7 hours 10 minutes
by Jennifer Brown
read by Lauren Fortgang
In the aftermath of a tornado that has devastated her hometown of Elizabeth, Missouri, sixteen-year-old Jersey Cameron struggles to overcome her grief as she is sent to live with her only surviving relatives. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

The Last Forever
DB79946 8 hours 7 minutes
by Deb Caletti
read by Kristin Allison
After her mother’s death, Tessa struggles to hold onto her friends, boyfriend, and happiness. Then, during an impromptu road trip, she meets Henry, and the secrets they share give her a chance at healing. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

The Tyrantʼs Daughter
DB78956 8 hours 25 minutes
by J.C. Carleson
read by Meera Simhan
Fifteen-year-old Lailaʼs family is exiled to the United States after her father, a Middle Eastern dictator, is killed in a coup. Now an outsider, Laila must cope with a completely new way of life and the truth of her fatherʼs regime. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children
DB79854 8 hours 9 minutes
by Kirstin Cronn-Mills
read by Erik Sandvold
Gabe is a boy born with a girlʼs body. With his new public-access radio show gaining in popularity, Gabe struggles with romance, friendships, and parents—all while trying to come out as transgendered. Descriptions of sex and some strong language. Stonewall Book Award. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Chaplin and Company
DB79623 10 hours 18 minutes
by Mave Fellowes
read by Kristin Allison
When eighteen-year-old Odeline Milk is orphaned by the death of her mother, she takes her small inheritance and heads to London. Determined to make her way in life as a mime, she saves money by moving to a houseboat and learns more about the underbelly of London than she expected. 2013.

Maybe I Will
DB79666 5 hours 8 minutes
by Laurie Gray
read by Kristin Allison
Sandy Peareson must deal with the fallout of being sexually assaulted. The loss of friends, drugs, and disbelieving authority figures make it hard to know which way is up. When another friend is raped, Sandy tries to take control. Violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone
DB79877 6 hours 11 minutes
by Adele Griffin
read by Mary Kane
When celebrated New York City teenager Addison Stone, known for her subversive street art, mysteriously dies, her life is examined in a series of interviews with her parents, friends, boyfriends, mentors, and critics. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

The Possibilities
DB79456 8 hours 30 minutes
by Kaui Hart Hemmings
read by Mary Kane
Three months after her twenty-two-year-old son Cully died in an avalanche, forty-three-year-old Sarah St. John is beginning to emerge from her grief. Then, a young woman named Kit arrives bearing a secret related to Cully. Strong language. 2014.

We Were Liars
DB79109 6 hours 28 minutes
by E. Lockhart
read by Ariadne Meyers
Teenage Cadence has spent every summer on her familyʼs private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat. But during her fifteenth year something happens that blocks out her memory of the entire season. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

The Truth about Alice
DB79643 5 hours 36 minutes
by Jennifer Mathieu
read by Emily Pike Stewart
Ugly rumors and lies about teen Alice Franklin are spread after one of the guys she allegedly slept with at a party dies in a car accident. In a small town where everyone knows everyone elseʼs business, the gossip takes on a life of its own. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Since Youʼve Been Gone
DB79389 13 hours 4 minutes
by Morgan Matson
read by Emily Maixner
Quiet Emilyʼs sociable and daring best friend, Sloane, has disappeared and left a random list of thirteen bizarre tasks for Emily to complete. But with the unexpected help from popular classmate Frank Porter, Emily gives them a try. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

The Days of Anna Madrigal
DB78276 8 hours 13 minutes
by Armistead Maupin
read by Ray Hagen
Ninety-two-year-old Anna Madrigal, from Mary Ann in Autumn (DB72107), reflects on her early years as a boy named Andy Ramsey during the Depression. As her friends head to Nevada for the Burning Man festival, Anna goes to remember her past. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2014.

Want Not
DB77786 15 hours 48 minutes
by Jonathan Miles
read by Conrad Feininger
New York City, 2008. As Thanksgiving approaches, freegan couple Talmadge and Micah attempt to make the most of their off-the-grid lifestyle. Their lives intersect with those of linguist Elwin and millionaire debt collector Dave, who lives with his trophy wife and stepdaughter. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Iʼll Give You the Sun
DB79944 14 hours 41 minutes
by Jandy Nelson
read by Erik Sandvold
Once close, sixteen-year-old twins Jude and her brother Noah barely speak to each other following a tragedy. But time and new relationships begin to mend their lives. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Knockout Games
DB79635 7 hours 23 minutes
by G. Neri
read by Erin Jones
As a gang of urban teenagers known as the TKO Club makes random attacks on bystanders, Erica, who is dating the gang leader, wrestles with her dark side and her good-kid identity. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

The Rise and Fall of Great Powers
DB79172 14 hours 53 minutes
by Tom Rachman
read by Penelope Rawlins
After a peripatetic and turbulent childhood spent shuttling around the world, Matilda “Tooly” Zylberberg has settled in Wales, where she runs a bookstore. But news from afar sends her in search of the tangled mysteries of her past and her identity. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

DB78955 13 hours 0 minutes
by Ruth Reichl
read by Julia Whelan
While working for a food magazine, Billie Breslin is on assignment to a family-run Italian cheese shop when she discovers a cache of letters written to celebrated cookbook author James Beard. As Billie uncovers the history behind the correspondence, she confronts her own personal issues. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2014.

We Are the Goldens
DB79502 4 hours 20 minutes
by Dana Reinhardt
read by Mary Kane
Since their parentsʼ divorce, Nell and her sister Layla confide in and support one another. When Layla starts to pull away, Nell discovers her secret and ponders what to do. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Six Months Later
DB79672 8 hours 24 minutes
by Natalie D. Richards
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Teenage Chloe falls asleep in a study hall in May, only to wake up with snow on the ground. She canʼt remember the last six months, and her life has completely changed direction with a new boyfriend and social status. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Home Leave
DB79185 7 hours 20 minutes
by Brittani Sonnenberg
read by Leslie Bellair
Chris Kriegstein moves his family around the world as he follows his career. Wife Elise uses every new move as a way to reinvent herself. Their daughters Leah and Sophie must also find their place in the world. Then tragedy strikes and all must contemplate the meaning of home and family. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Scar Boys
DB78957 6 hours 20 minutes
by Len Vlahos
read by Lincoln Hoppe
Trying to write about himself in a college admission essay, eighteen-year-old Harry Jones talks about a childhood defined by severe scars and how forming a band brought him self-confidence, friendship, and his first kiss. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2014.


Worst. Person. Ever.
DB78908 8 hours 16 minutes
by Douglas Coupland
read by Michael Kramer
Cameraman Raymond Gunt needs money and begs his ex-wife, a casting agent, for work. He signs on to an American reality show set on the island of Kiribati, where his misadventures include missing airplane seats, the threat of nuclear war, and sexual hijinks. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Kids These Days
DB78147 8 hours 54 minutes
by Drew Perry
read by Chuck Young
Walter, who has recently lost his job, and his pregnant wife Alice move to Florida to live in the condo of Aliceʼs late Aunt Sandy. Walter goes to work for Aliceʼs brother-in-law Mid. But Midʼs shady dealings put them all in danger. Strong language. 2014.

Legal Themes

The Children Act
DB79856 5 hours 39 minutes
by Ian McEwan
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
British High Court judge Fiona Maye is reeling from her husbandʼs announcement that he plans to have an affair after thirty years of marriage. Meanwhile, she must rule on the case of a seventeen-year-old cancer patient who is refusing life-saving treatment because he and his parents are Jehovahʼs Witnesses. Descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2014.


A Brief History of Seven Killings
DB79940 24 hours 19 minutes
by Marlon James
read by L.J. Ganser
Fictitious oral history that explores the events and individuals surrounding the attempted assassination of Bob Marley during the political turmoil in Jamaica during the late 1970s. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2014.

Mystery and Detective

Queen of Hearts
DB79668 9 hours 2 minutes
by Rhys Bowen
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Accompanying her actress mother to Reno for a quickie divorce, Lady Georgiana Rannoch is caught up in the secret investigation run by her beau, Darcy, of a suspected jewel thief. Meanwhile her mother is cast by a Hollywood movie mogul—but he ends up dead. 2014.

The Litter of the Law: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery
DB79821 7 hours 23 minutes
by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown
read by Laura Giannarelli
During an autumn scenic drive, Harry Haristeen and her husband Fair discover the body of a murdered accountant in a cornfield. Rooting out the murderer in the treacherous center of a lucrative conspiracy requires Harryʼs farmerʼs wisdom—along with the quick wits and extraordinary senses of Sneaky Pie, Pewter, and Tucker. 2013.

Nine Lives to Die: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery
DB79414 8 hours 4 minutes
by Rita Mae Brown and
Sneaky Pie Brown
read by Laura Giannarelli
A busy holiday season for Harry, her husband, and her posse of pet detectives in Crozet, Virginia, is interrupted by dark secrets from the communityʼs past involving a cold case and a twenty-five-year-old love triangle. 2014.

The Silent Sister
DB79861 11 hours 22 minutes
by Diane Chamberlain
read by Mare Trevathan
After her fatherʼs death, Riley returns to her childhood home to settle his estate and deal with her troubled vet brother. Shocked to learn that their prodigy violinist older sister may not have actually committed suicide at seventeen, Riley is determined to uncover the truth. Strong language. 2014.

Found: A Mickey Bolitar Novel
DB79743 8 hours 33 minutes
by Harlan Coben
read by Andy Pyle
Mickey Bolitar, from Seconds Away (DB75850), has an entirely new set of problems. His friend Spoon is in the hospital, and his best friend Ema claims her mysterious online boyfriend is missing. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

The Crime of Julian Wells
DB79810 7 hours 38 minutes
by Thomas H. Cook
read by Gary Tipton
When true-crime writer Julian Wells kills himself, his best friend Philip Anders becomes obsessed with finding out why. Philipʼs first clue is an Argentinian crime, which he believes was the writerʼs last book idea as well as the beginning of his lifeʼs downward spiral. Some violence and some strong language. 2012.

To Dwell in Darkness
DB79740 9 hours 50 minutes
by Deborah Crombie
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his new team are called to a deadly bombing at historic St. Pancras Station. The victim was taking part in an organized protest, yet the other group members swear the young man only meant to set off a smoke bomb. Some violence and some strong language. 2014.

The Ides of April and Enemies at Home
DB79579 21 hours 36 minutes
by Lindsey Davis
read by Erin Jones
The first two entries, written between 2013 and 2014, of a series set in Imperial Rome during Domitianʼs reign. Flavia Albia has taken over the private informer profession of her father Marcus Didius Falco—whose series includes Nemesis (DB77860). In the first investigation, Flaviaʼs awful client dies under suspicious circumstances. 2014.

Deceptive Clarity
DB79137 7 hours 41 minutes
by Aaron Elkins
read by Corey Snow
Chris Norgren, museum curator and Renaissance art expert, heads to Berlin to assist in mounting a sensational exhibit of recently rediscovered Old Masters looted by the Nazis. But Chrisʼs patrician, fastidious boss, after smelling a forgery in the lot, turns up dead the very next day. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1987.

On the Fringe
DB79148 6 hours 43 minutes
by Aaron Elkins and
Charlotte Elkins
read by Julia Farhat
Golfer Lee Ofstedʼs wedding preparations with her ex-cop fiancé Graham Sheldon at the historic Royal Mauna Kea Golf and Country Club are interrupted by an influx of treasure hunters and the discovery of the bludgeoned body of the chairman of the clubʼs board of directors. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

Rotten Lies
DB79146 6 hours 57 minutes
by Aaron Elkins and
Charlotte Elkins
read by Julia Farhat
On the very first morning of the High Desert Womenʼs Classic golf tournament in Los Alamos, the reviled chairman of the clubʼs board of directors is killed when a bolt of lightning strikes his umbrella—a shocking, one-in-a-million chance accident. Or is it? Golfer Lee Ofsted investigates. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1996.

Where Have All the Birdies Gone?
DB79147 7 hours 3 minutes
by Aaron Elkins and
Charlotte Elkins
read by Julia Farhat
Young golfer Lee Ofsted is shocked to be invited to play in the Stewart Cup Tournament by the great Roger Finley, captain of the American team. Then Rogerʼs devoted, long-time caddie is found murdered, and Lee herself is the victim of a murder attempt. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2004.

A Wicked Slice
DB79145 6 hours 18 minutes
by Aaron Elkins and
Charlotte Elkins
read by Julia Farhat
After Lee Ofsted just makes the cut for the Pacific Western Womenʼs Pro-Am golf tournament, her drives start slicing. But this isnʼt the only mystery—Lee discovers the body of the tourʼs star at the bottom of the course lake. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1989.

The Worst Thing
DB79141 8 hours 10 minutes
by Aaron Elkins
read by Derek Shetterly
Hostage-negotiation program designer Bryan Bennettʼs own abduction and imprisonment as a small boy still plague him, and claustrophobia prevents him from traveling. When a CEO specifically requests that Bryan fly overseas to teach a seminar, he finally agrees—and is once again abducted. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

Perfect Hatred
DB78701 8 hours 49 minutes
by Leighton Gage
read by John Haag
Brazil. Chief Inspector Mario Silvaʼs federal police squad is spread thin when a baby-carriage suicide bombing kills sixty-seven people in São Paulo and a politician is assassinated in Curitiba. Meanwhile, a newly released prisoner plots revenge against Silva. Violence and strong language. 2013.

The Clockwork Scarab: A Stoker and Holmes Mystery
DB79548 8 hours 36 minutes
by Colleen Gleason
read by Teresa Willis
London, 1889. Young women are turning up dead, and Evaline Stoker, a relative of Bram, and Mina Holmes, the niece of Sherlock, are summoned to investigate the clue of the not-so-ancient Egyptian scarabs before more deaths occur. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Unnatural Habits: A Phryne Fisher Mystery
DB79912 10 hours 0 minutes
by Kerry Greenwood
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
When a series of blond, pregnant teens go missing from the Magdalene Laundry in 1929 Melbourne, and a pushy woman reporter disappears while investigating, Phryne and Dot uncover a dark plot involving piracy, convents, and creepy cellars. Some strong language. 2013.

The Body in the Woods
DB79526 6 hours 45 minutes
by April Henry
read by Kurt Elftmann
While helping the Portland County Sheriffʼs Search and Rescue squad find a missing autistic man, teen team members Alexis, Nick, and Ruby discover a body instead. They join forces to investigate the girlʼs murder and form unlikely friendships. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Remains of Innocence and The Old Blue Line
DB79628 12 hours 48 minutes
by J. A. Jance
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Novel and novella-length entries in the series featuring Cochise County, Arizona, sheriff Joanna Brady. In Remains of Innocence, Joanna juggles investigations into the death of a developmentally disabled acquaintance and a murder involving a stranger in town who had discovered unexplained cash in a dead relativeʼs house. Some violence. 2014.

Moving Target
DB79637 11 hours 6 minutes
by J.A. Jance
read by Alec Volz
With her wedding looming, Ali Reynolds heads to England with her longtime aide-de-camp Leland Brooks, to investigate the decades-old murder of his father. Meanwhile her fiancé B. Simpson teams up with Sister Anselm when a suspicious accident leaves an imprisoned hacker teen severely burned. Some violence and some strong language. 2014.

Unbound: A Bookloverʼs Mystery
DB79133 15 hours 59 minutes
by Julie Kaewert
read by William Neenan
Englandʼs Plumtree Press is releasing a shocking book that exposes coded messages in a famous novel—messages so treacherous, that if they had been discovered at the original time of publication, the author would have been hung for treason. Now someone is trying to keep this exposé out of stores. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1997.

Unprintable: A Bookloverʼs Mystery
DB79134 12 hours 21 minutes
by Julie Kaewert
read by William Neenan
As a favor to the Prime Minister, Alex Plumtree agrees to publish one of the most repugnant pieces of fiction in England, and swiftly finds himself on the wrong side of a lawsuit—bugged, betrayed, roughed up, and implicated in murder. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1998.

Unsolicited: A Bookloverʼs Mystery
DB79132 10 hours 56 minutes
by Julie Kaewert
read by William Neenan
Alex Plumtree, owner of Londonʼs Plumtree Press, finds himself with a deadly puzzle on his hands when the anonymous author of a promised novel about the smuggling of British children to America during World War II disappears, and a leading critic who reviewed the book as a nonfiction exposé is murdered. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1994.

Murder 101: A Decker/Lazarus Novel
DB79667 13 hours 48 minutes
by Faye Kellerman
read by Jim Zeiger
Now with the Greenbury Police Department in upstate New York, former LAPD homicide cop Peter Decker investigates a mausoleum break-in that leads him and his arrogant but unskilled young partner into a world of art forgery and murder. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Vermilion Drift, Northwest Angle, Tricksterʼs Point
DB79021 33 hours 21 minutes
by William Kent Krueger
read by Kurt Elftmann
In books ten through twelve, written between 2010 and 2012, PI Cork OʼConnor deals with murder victims discovered in a mine, a baby boy found during a violent storm, and being framed for the murder of his Native American friend—Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Jubal Little. Violence and strong language. 2012.

Windigo Island
DB79584 13 hours 7 minutes
by William Kent Krueger
read by Andy Pyle
Former sheriff Cork OʼConnor and his daughter agree to help find a young relative of Corkʼs old Ojibwe friend Henry Meloux. Fifteen-year-old Mariah went missing a year ago, but the body of the friend she disappeared with just washed ashore on a Lake Superior Island. Violence and strong language. 2014.

The Golden Egg and By Its Cover
DB79486 14 hours 23 minutes
by Donna Leon
read by Gary Tipton
Two mysteries written in 2013 and 2014 feature Commissario Guido Brunetti. At the request of his wife, he looks into the death of a deaf, mentally disabled dry-cleaner worker with a mysterious past. In his other case, someone has stolen pages out of several rare Venetian library books. 2014.

Willful Behavior
DB79450 8 hours 7 minutes
by Donna Leon
read by Gregory Maupin
When one of his wifeʼs students comes to visit him with questions about investigating the possibility of a pardon for a crime committed by her grandfather many years ago, Commissario Brunetti thinks little of it. But then the girl is found stabbed to death. Some strong language. 2002.

Mr. Churchillʼs Secretary: A Maggie Hope Mystery
DB79346 9 hours 45 minutes
by Susan Elia Macneal
read by Donada Peters
London, 1940. Maggie Hope, possessing all the skills of the finest minds in British intelligence, is allowed only to be the newest typist at No. 10 Downing Street. However, working for the prime minister affords Maggie a level of clearance she could never have imagined. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Princess Elizabethʼs Spy: A Maggie Hope Mystery
DB79347 11 hours 5 minutes
by Susan Elia Macneal
read by Susan Duerden
As England steels itself against German attacks, Maggie Hope, former secretary to Prime Minister Churchill, completes her training to become a spy for MI-5. Expecting to be sent abroad, she is instead dispatched to go undercover at Windsor Castle, where she will tutor the young Princess Elizabeth in math. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Confessions of a Murder Suspect
DB79350 6 hours 5 minutes
by James Patterson and
Maxine Paetro
read by Emma Galvin
Tandy Angel and her three brothers are suspects in their parentsʼ murder. As she digs into her powerful parentsʼ lives and reveals their secrets, Tandy decides she must clear the family name no matter what. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2012.

The Private School Murders: Confessions
DB79351 7 hours 40 minutes
by James Patterson and
Maxine Paetro
read by Emma Galvin
Teenage detective Tandy Angel attempts to exonerate her famous brother of murder charges, track down a New York City killer, and figure out what happened to her lost love. Sequel to Confessions of a Murder Suspect (DB79350). Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Paw and Order: A Chet and Bernie Mystery
DB79797 9 hours 33 minutes
by Spencer Quinn
read by Joe Wilson
P.I. Bernie Little and his faithful canine companion Chet visit Bernieʼs girlfriend, journalist Suzie Sanchez, in Washington, D.C. Suzie is working on a big hush-hush story and when her source—a mysterious Brit with possible intelligence connections—runs into trouble of the worst kind, Bernie suddenly finds himself under arrest. Strong language. Bestseller. 2014.

Bones Never Lie
DB79344 10 hours 51 minutes
by Kathy Reichs
read by Katherine Borowitz
Years ago, Anique Pomerleau kidnapped and murdered several young girls in Canada, then narrowly eluded capture—a case both Dr. Temperance Brennan and police detective Andrew Ryan worked. Now Pomerleau has resurfaced in the United States, linked to victims in Vermont and North Carolina. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Murder Farm
DB79924 3 hours 2 minutes
by Andrea Maria Schenkel
read by Suzanne Duvall
Fictionalized account of a 1922 killing in Bavaria. Pieces together why an entire family—a farmer and his wife, their grown daughter and her two children, and a new maid—were murdered one night in their home. Originally published in German in 2006. Violence and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Cut, Crop, and Die; Photo, Snap, Shot; Make, Take, Murder
DB79180 27 hours 13 minutes
by Joanna Campbell Slan
read by Suzanne Duvall
Three series entries, written between 2009 and 2011, feature Kiki Lowenstein, a recently widowed mother with a young daughter, who works in a scrapbooking store, Time in a Bottle, in St. Louis, Missouri. In each book, amateur sleuth Kiki investigates a murder. Includes some crafting instructions. 2011.

Ready, Scrap, Shoot and Picture Perfect Corpse
DB79203 16 hours 5 minutes
by Joanna Campbell Slan
read by Eva Wilhelm
Two mysteries, written between 2012 and 2013, feature widow and mother Kiki Lowenstein, who works at a scrapbooking store. Kiki must determine if she was the target of the sniper at her daughterʼs school. Then pregnant Kikiʼs detective boyfriend becomes a suspect in his estranged wifeʼs murder. Includes crafting instructions. 2013.

An Unwilling Accomplice
DB79675 10 hours 45 minutes
by Charles Todd
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Home on leave, World War I battlefield nurse Bess Crawford is asked to accompany a wounded soldier in a wheelchair to Buckingham Palace, where he is to be decorated by the King. But the patient vanishes on her watch, and she is accused of murder. 2014.

The Benevent Treasure: A Miss Silver Mystery
DB78926 8 hours 15 minutes
by Patricia Wentworth
read by Diana Bishop
Taken in by her great-aunts Misses Cara and Olivia Benevent, Candida Sayle fears she may become the next victim of the Benevent Treasure, which is said to bring death to anyone who touches it. Meanwhile Miss Silver investigates the disappearance of a former Benevent employee. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1939.

Grey Mask
DB78927 7 hours 35 minutes
by Patricia Wentworth
read by Diana Bishop
Charles Moray—who has come home to England to collect his inheritance—overhears a conspiracy to commit a fearsome crime and contacts governess-turned-detective Miss Silver to investigate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1928.

Latter End
DB78929 8 hours 20 minutes
by Patricia Wentworth
read by Diana Bishop
Ever since Lois had taken over the Latter End household, life seemed to be an endless succession of bitter family rows. When Lois Latter is murdered, detective Miss Silver discovers just how many people might have wished her dead. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1947.

DB79949 10 hours 14 minutes
by Lis Wiehl
read by Joe Wilson
At a march in 1965, four-year-old Lisa Waldren and her FBI agent father James witness the assassination of civil-rights leader Benjamin Gray. Now a prosecutor, Lisa is surprised when her estranged father asks for her help in clearing the man about to be executed for that crime. Some violence. 2014.

Cut and Thrust
DB79857 6 hours 9 minutes
by Stuart Woods
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Stone Barrington travels to Los Angeles for the Democratic convention with his friend, First Lady Kate Lee, who is running to succeed her husband as president. Amid the ambitious attendees are some with more sinister plans. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Occult and Horror

Mortal Danger
DB79765 12 hours 58 minutes
by Ann Aguirre
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
After a suicide attempt, Edieʼs mysterious savior Kian proposes she join his magical faction and exact revenge on a group of bullies who have tormented her. But Edie has become a pawn in a deadly game. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Visions: A Cainsville Novel
DB79651 12 hours 35 minutes
by Kelley Armstrong
read by Mary Kane
Estranged from her unlikely ally Gabriel when his past comes to light, Olivia Taylor-Jones receives a sinister warning in the form of a murder victim dressed to look like her. Olivia struggles to learn the truth. Sequel to Omens (DB77670). Violence, descriptions of sex, and some strong language. 2014.

DB79616 10 hours 37 minutes
by A.J. Colucci
read by J.P. Linton
After scientist recluse George Brookes mysteriously dies, heirs to his estate arrive on the small Canadian island to investigate his bizarre experimentation in botany. But a fierce storm hits, the power goes out, and a night of terror begins. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Evil Librarian
DB79820 9 hours 16 minutes
by Michelle Knudsen
read by Mary Kane
When Cynthiaʼs best friend, Annie, falls head over heels for the new high-school librarian, she is amused at first. But after meeting Mr. Gabriel, Cyn realizes something isnʼt quite right and races to save the entire student body. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

A Cold Season
DB79732 8 hours 40 minutes
by Alison Littlewood
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Cass is trying to rebuild her life after the loss of her soldier husband, and a renovated mill seems the perfect place to bring up her traumatized son, Ben. Then the blizzards blow in, and Benʼs behavior turns bizarre. Violence, descriptions of sex, and some strong language. 2012.

Code Zero
DB79304 19 hours 42 minutes
by Jonathan Maberry
read by Alec Volz
When an elite team of killers breaks the unbreakable security and steals the worldʼs most dangerous weapons, the Department of Military Sciences dispatches Joe Ledger and his Echo Team to stop them before chaos consumes the world. Sequel to Patient Zero (DB69250). Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Joe Ledger: Special Ops
DB79430 9 hours 33 minutes
by Jonathan Maberry
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Collection of stories about Captain Joe Ledger and his Echo Team in the Department of Military Sciences, an elite squad of first-class shooters deployed to battle the worldʼs most dangerous terrorists. Companion to Patient Zero (DB69250). Violence and strong language. 2014.

Sparrow Hill Road
DB79327 12 hours 12 minutes
by Seanan McGuire
read by Emily Maixner
Years ago, Rose Marshall died when a man ran her off the road. Now, she haunts the highway and helps truckers transition to the other side. But with her killer still free and alive, Rose decides itʼs time to hunt him down. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2014.

DB79492 7 hours 23 minutes
by Kirsty McKay
read by Abigail Maupin
On the way home from a school ski trip in Scotland, several students stop in the Cheery Chomper café for a bite to eat and instead turn into hungry zombies determined to snack on their fellow surviving classmates. Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2012.

Silver Shadows
DB79876 10 hours 36 minutes
by Richelle Mead
read by Mary Kane
In the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, alchemist Sydney and vampire Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive. Sequel to The Fiery Heart (DB77812). Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

The Queen of Zombie Hearts
DB79910 12 hours 5 minutes
by Gena Showalter
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Ali Bell and her zombie fighting crew believe they are prepared for any danger. But Anima Industries, the agency controlling the zombies, launches a sneak attack, and Ali realizes that humans can be more dangerous than monsters. Sequel to Through the Zombie Glass (DB77817). Violence and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Political Themes

Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?
DB79359 5 hours 28 minutes
by Dave Eggers
read by various narrators
Kev, an astronaut, wakes up in an abandoned military barracks. He does not recognize the man holding him, but Thomas—his captor—knows Kev. Thomas feels pushed past the point of no return and will do anything to gain the attention of his government. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Psychological Themes

The Bend of the World
DB79129 9 hours 5 minutes
by Jacob Bacharach
read by Julian Thompson
Peter Morrison is drifting through life with his easy-to-please girlfriend, his rich grandmother, and his best friend Johnny, who is into drugs and conspiracy theories. When Peter meets older couple Mark and Helen, his world changes—and not necessarily for the better. Strong language. 2014.

Summer House with Swimming Pool
DB79739 10 hours 58 minutes
by Herman Koch
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Actor Ralph Meier invited his doctor Marc Schlosserʼs family for a vacation at his Mediterranean summer house. A disturbing incident that week strongly affected the Schlosser family. Now Ralph has died of cancer. Originally published in Dutch in 2011. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2014.

Thirty Girls
DB78459 13 hours 25 minutes
by Susan Minot
read by Barbara Rappaport
After her marriage falls apart, journalist Jane Wood travels to Kenya to visit a friend. Jane becomes ensconced in the expatriate life, but soon is drawn to Uganda to investigate the kidnapping of thirty girls by rebels. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

In the Light of What We Know
DB79356 18 hours 57 minutes
by Zia Haider Rahman
read by Mark Ashby
In 2008, a man named Zafar arrives on the doorstep of a friend. Seven years previously, Zafar disappeared and none of his friends knew what happened. Rumors swirled. Zafar weaves a story of the intervening years that tests his friendʼs limits. 2014.

The Transcriptionist
DB79864 5 hours 34 minutes
by Amy Rowland
read by Mare Trevathan
In a forgotten room on the eleventh floor of the Record newspaper, transcriptionist Lena does her work in obscurity. One day, she discovers the picture of a blind woman sheʼd met days before—dead of mauling by lions. As Lena searches for answers, she questions her work. 2014.

Religious Themes

There Youʼll Find Me
DB79439 8 hours 30 minutes

by Jenny B. Jones
read by Anne Hancock
After the death of her brother, eighteen-year-old Finley travels to Ireland to feel closer to her brother and God. She prepares for an audition at a prestigious music conservatory in New York and befriends a troubled teen movie idol, Beckett Rush. For senior high and older readers. 2011.

When Jesus Wept: Jerusalem Chronicles, Book 1
DB79817 7 hours 41 minutes
by Bodie Thoene and
Brock Thoene
read by Jack Fox
Vineyard owner Lazarus is the witness to, and recipient of, miracles by Jesus of Nazareth. In getting to know Jesus, Lazarus understands the man behind the miracles, and he feels all the more deeply hurt when Jesus is tried, convicted, and executed. 2013.


The Escape
DB79582 14 hours 14 minutes
by Mary Balogh
read by Andy Pyle
Wounded Napoleonic Wars veteran Sir Benedict Harper finds an undeniable attraction to widow Samantha McKay. When Samantha desperately needs to escape her oppressive in-laws and claim a house she has inherited in Wales, Ben offers his assistance and passion. Includes novella The Suitor. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Syrena Legacy Trilogy
DB79236 27 hours 40 minutes
by Anna Banks
read by Kerry Dukin
Underwater kingdom romance trilogy written between 2012 and 2014 includes Of Poseidon (with bonus short story “Legacy Lost”), Of Triton, and Of Neptune. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Skinny Bitch in Love
DB79911 7 hours 24 minutes
by Kim Barnouin
read by Mare Trevathan
After vegan sous chef Clementine Cooper is sabotaged at work and blacklisted, she dreams of opening her own restaurant by her apartment. When the coveted space is snapped up for a steakhouse by wealthy Zach Jeffries, sparks of all kinds fly. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Promise
DB79639 8 hours 50 minutes
by Robyn Carr
read by Suzanne Duvall
After a failed relationship with the last doctor she worked for, physicianʼs assistant Peyton Lacoumette impulsively takes a job with Scott Grantʼs family practice in Thunder Point, Oregon. Despite swearing off men, Peyton is drawn to widowed young father Scott—and he to her. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Rainshadow Novels, Books 1–3
DB79798 22 hours 21 minutes
by Jayne Castle
read by Kristin Allison
Books one through three, written between 2012 and 2014, featuring mysterious people with psychic abilities, magic, ghost hunters, and dust bunny sidekicks on a beautiful sanctuary island. The trio includes The Lost Night, Deception Cove, and The Hot Zone. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

For All Time
DB79296 11 hours 39 minutes
by Jude Deveraux
read by Kirsten Potter
When Prince Graydon Montgomery of Lanconia arrives in Nantucket for the wedding of his cousin Jared, from True Love (DB77350), he falls under the spell of bridesmaid Toby Wyndham. With his twin brotherʼs help, Graydon and Toby leave to learn more about each other—and reincarnation. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Fast Track
DB79680 10 hours 18 minutes
by Julie Garwood
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Cordelia Kane is devastated by her fatherʼs death—and his deathbed confession. Her Australian mother did not in fact die in a car crash—she abandoned them when Cordie was an infant. With the help of her long-time crush—hotel magnate Aiden Madison—Cordie looks into her motherʼs family. Sequel to Hotshot (DB77358). Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

How to Handle a Heartbreaker
DB79542 11 hours 19 minutes
by Marie Harte
read by Carol Dines
When romance author Abby Dunn keeps casting hunky Brody Singer as the hero in her books, Brody offers up his body and passion for authentic research. But when their fun turns into something real, they both have to decide their storyʼs ending. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Troublemaker Next Door
DB79493 9 hours 48 minutes
by Marie Harte
read by Theresa Conkin
After Maddieʼs boss makes a vulgar pass, she quits her job and swears off men. But when her green-eyed neighbor Flynn McCauley interrupts her in the middle of a foul-mouthed rant, the two contemplate becoming friends—with benefits. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

In Your Dreams
DB80052 11 hours 50 minutes
by Kristan Higgins
read by Kristin Allison
Emmaline Nealʼs ex-fiancé is getting married in Malibu and, obviously, she canʼt go to the wedding alone. She gets local hero Jack Holland to step in and rescue her from an awkward situation. But an impulsive night turns into something more. Descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2014.

What the Duke Desires
DB79867 9 hours 29 minutes
by Sabrina Jefferies
read by Gabriella Cavallero
1816. Maximilian Cale, the Duke of Lyons, rushes to London when his investigator Tristan claims Maxʼs missing elder brother Peter is alive. But upon arrival, Max discovers that Tristan has also vanished. Tristanʼs sister Lisette pleads that she should pose as Maxʼs wife to find their brothers. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

On a Clear Day
DB79498 11 hours 27 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by Faith Potts
Two previously published novels written between 1983 and 1985. In Starlight, Randʼs failing eyesight causes self-doubt, but Karen is determined to fill his life with passion and romance. In Promise Me Forever, Sloan, a wheelchair user, convinces his nurse Joy to consider changing their therapy roles into something private. Descriptions of sex. 1983.

Until We Touch
DB79644 10 hours 7 minutes
by Susan Mallery
read by Carol Dines
When her feelings for her boss, former football hero Jack McGarry, are exposed by her meddling mother, Larissa Owens tries to convince him itʼs not true. Secretly, though, she wants him to take a chance on love. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Suddenly Last Summer
DB79800 9 hours 37 minutes
by Sarah Morgan
read by Mare Trevathan
When surgeon Sean OʼNeil returns to his Vermont hometown for a family visit and encounters his previous fling, French chef Élise Philippe, he tries to persuade her to pick up where they left off. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

DB79294 14 hours 16 minutes
by Kate Noble
read by Rosalind Ashford
When Miss Gail Altonʼs beautiful sister Evangeline is found in a compromising position with Maximillian, Viscount Fontaine, a proper union is planned. But he canʼt take his mind off the irksome Gail, who can match wits with him at every turn. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

The Game and the Governess
DB79581 10 hours 17 minutes
by Kate Noble
read by Gregory Maupin
London, 1822. Lord Edward “Ned” Granville trades places with his friend and secretary John. Ned wagers that he can convince someone to fall in love with him and not his money, and unassuming governess Phoebe Baker may be the one. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2014.

DB79295 14 hours 9 minutes
by Kate Noble
read by Alison Larkin
Unrivaled beauty of the season, Phillippa Benning, stumbles upon the Blue Raven, Englandʼs most famous spy, lurking at the site of her planned tryst with a marquis. Phillippa makes a dangerous bargain with the spy—to help him in his mission and advance her own position in society. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

DB79875 8 hours 46 minutes
by Diana Palmer
read by Eva Wilhelm
When her photographic memory makes her the target of a criminal who will stop at nothing to make her forget, Carlie Blair entrusts her life—and her heart—to a Lakota Sioux named Carson, a man she once despised. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Then Came You
DB79501 10 hours 3 minutes
by Jill Shalvis
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
After accepting a position in the small town of Sunshine, Idaho, Emily, a veterinary intern, is shocked to discover that her new boss is her gorgeous one-night stand from a Reno vet conference—a complication that changes everything. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Trains and Lovers
DB78743 5 hours 46 minutes
by Alexander McCall Smith
read by Laura Godfrey Dunlop
Three men and a woman, all strangers, sit together on a train ride from Scotland to England. During the course of the trip, they open up to each other with stories of love. 2013.

The Love at Stake Series, Books 11–15
DB79045 55 hours 22 minutes
by Kerrelyn Sparks
read by Carol Dines
Books eleven through fifteen, written between 2011 and 2014, featuring playboy vampires, werewolves at a dude ranch, human scientists, and more. Romances include Sexiest Vampire Alive, Wanted: Undead or Alive, Wild about You, The Vampire with the Dragon Tattoo, and How to Seduce a Vampire (Without Really Trying). Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2014.

Somebody like You
DB79500 11 hours 40 minutes
by Beth K. Vogt
read by Laura Giannarelli
Haleyʼs marriage to Sam, an army medic, ended tragically when he was killed in Afghanistan. Now a pregnant widow, Haley arrives home one evening to find what appears to be Sam on her porch. But it is his identical twin Stephen—and Sam had never mentioned his existence. 2014.

DB79343 12 hours 40 minutes
by Robin York
read by various narrators
When college sophomore Caroline Piaseckiʼs ex-boyfriend posts intimate pictures of her on a revenge porn website with her name and number, she finds an unlikely champion in West Leavitt. But good girl Caroline cannot afford to get involved with West and his bad-boy reputation. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

DB79345 9 hours 45 minutes
by Robin York
read by various narrators
Caroline Piasecki and West Leavitt are adjusting to their lives as they stood at the end of Deeper (DB79343). When a tragedy hits Westʼs family, he calls Caroline for support and she flies out to meet him and is torn between him and life in Iowa. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Forgotten Sins
DB79135 11 hours 50 minutes
by Rebecca Zanetti
read by Karen White
Two years after accountant Josie Deanʼs career-soldier husband, Shane, disappeared, he turns up in a hospital with amnesia. All Josie wants is for Shane to sign the divorce papers, but Shane is not about to let her go. Secrets surrounding Shaneʼs disappearance threaten them both. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Sweet Revenge
DB79136 12 hours 16 minutes
by Rebecca Zanetti
read by Karen White
Matt Dean, brother to Shane from Forgotten Sins (DB79135), is on the run after the nature of their military service was revealed. Searching for a cure for himself and his brothers, he heads to Idaho and discovers Laney Jacobs, a bar owner hiding from her own past. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Science Fiction

Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond
DB77933 20 hours 32 minutes
edited by Bill Campbell and
Edward Austin Hall
read by Julian Thompson
Forty science fiction and fantasy short stories featuring both authors and characters of color. In N.K. Jemisinʼs “Too Many Yesterdays, Not Enough Tomorrows,” a woman develops an online relationship as the apocalypse approaches. Also includes works by Tobias Buckell and Nisi Shawl. Some violence and some strong language. 2013.

The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier and Steadfast
DB79764 13 hours 7 minutes
by Jack Campbell
read by Gregory Gorton
After completing their mission in Guardian (DB76723), Admiral “Black Jack” Geary and his crew are ready to return home. However, before they can, two go missing. Their search leads them to Europa—and any ships that land there must stay or be destroyed. 2014.

The First Formic Wars Trilogy
DB79249 43 hours 5 minutes
by Orson Scott Card and
Aaron Johnston
read by Gregory Gorton
Prequel trilogy to Enderʼs Game (DB22934), written between 2012 and 2014, featuring humanityʼs first encounter with the alien Formics. The science fiction saga includes: Earth Unaware, Earth Afire, and Earth Awakens. Some violence. 2014.

Graduation Day
DB79748 9 hours 5 minutes
by Joelle Charbonneau
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Tensions between the United Commonwealth and the rebel alliance intensify, with deadly action looming on the horizon. Meanwhile, gifted student Cia Vale, unsure of which side to trust, must convince her fellow students to believe in her. Sequel to Independent Study (DB78427). Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

The Word Exchange
DB78877 17 hours 53 minutes
by Alena Graedon
read by Celeste Lawson
In the future, where print is nearly extinct, Anana Johnson works with her father on the last edition of a printed dictionary. When he disappears one night, she discovers that his warnings about a language virus were more than mere paranoia. Strong language. 2014.

DB79460 11 hours 1 minute
by Daryl Gregory
read by Kate Kiley
After a young girlʼs suicide, psych patient Lyda Rose realizes the designer drug she helped create is on the streets. Lyda manages to get out of the treatment facility and goes on a road trip trying to right past wrongs. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Alien Collective
DB79730 15 hours 47 minutes
by Gini Koch
read by Kristin Allison
While at a protest, Kitty and her friends are taken away under police protection. It is revealed that the American Centaurion embassy is under attack. As Kitty works to find out the cause of this attack, Jeff is recruited to run for vice president. Sequel to Alien Research (DB78351). Violence and explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Revenge of Seven: The Lorien Legacies, Book 5
DB79845 9 hours 34 minutes
by Pittacus Lore
read by Alec Volz
After the crushing events in The Fall of Five (DB77879), the Garde, broken and divided, discover that the Mogadorians have initiated their ultimate invasion plans, and Seven will stop at nothing to thwart them. Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

In the End
DB79750 9 hours 41 minutes
by Demitria Lunetta
read by Jennifer Hubbard
After escaping New Hope, Amy fights her way to Fort Black—a former prison turned into a post-alien-invasion survivor colony—to find fellow survivor Ken. Together they set out to rescue Baby from the sinister Dr. Reynolds. Sequel to In the After (DB77311). Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Donʼt Even Think about It
DB79140 7 hours 53 minutes
by Sarah Mlynowski
read by Erin Spencer
When twenty-two average New York City high school sophomores get their flu shots, they donʼt experience the usual side effects. Instead they wake up the next day with telepathic powers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Four: A Divergent Collection
DB79626 6 hours 41 minutes
by Veronica Roth
read by Guy Williams
Collection of stories following Tobias Eatonʼs life before he left his familyʼs faction of Abnegation to choose Dauntless and become Four. Also includes additional scenes where Four finally meets Tris, from Divergent (DB73203). Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Shovel Ready
DB78278 5 hours 43 minutes
by Adam Sternbergh
read by Conrad Feininger
In post-apocalyptic America, garbage collector Spademan becomes a hit man. But he will not kill children because itʼs against his ethics. When he is hired to eliminate eighteen-year-old Grace Harrow, daughter of a famous evangelist, his world starts to crumble. Violence and strong language. 2014.

DB79138 9 hours 8 minutes
by Margaret Stohl
read by Therese Plummer
After saving Los Angeles, four teenagers—who are immune to the icons—continue to use their emotion-based powers to end the alien occupation of Earth. Sequel to Icons (DB76533). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Cauldron of Ghosts: An Honorverse Novel
DB79871 23 hours 39 minutes
by David Weber and
Eric Flint
read by Gregory Gorton
Anton Zilwicki of the Star Empire of Manticore and Victor Cachat of the Republic of Haven have uncovered a centuries-old conspiracy and must go deeper to discover more. On the run from the Mesan Alignment, they are caught up in civil strife. Sequel to Torch of Freedom (DB70786). Strong language and some violence. 2014.

DB78925 15 hours 55 minutes
by Daniel H. Wilson
read by various narrators
Humankind believed they had beaten the artificial intelligence presence known as Archos from Robopocalypse (DB74340). But they were wrong. Survivors fight to rebuild their war-stricken world under threat of the remaining Archos machine code. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Infinite Sea
DB79945 8 hours 20 minutes
by Rick Yancey
read by Gabriella Cavallero
After the aliensʼ four waves of destruction nearly exterminate humanity, Cassie Sullivan and a few others brace for winter and set out in search for other survivors before the enemy closes in. Sequel to The 5th Wave (DB76631). Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Raging Star: Dust Lands, Book 3
DB78812 11 hours 32 minutes
by Moira Young
read by Nicola Daval
Destined to defeat evil DeMalo, Saba is reluctantly drawn to his visions of a New Eden. But she commits herself to the fight against him until DeMalo offers Saba an opportunity she canʼt refuse. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Short Stories

Dead Manʼs Hand: An Anthology of the Weird West
DB79467 18 hours1 minute
edited by John Joseph Adams
read by Joe Wilson
Twenty-three weird wild-west tales, featuring an American frontier populated by gunslingers, rattlesnakes, outlaws, zombies, aliens, time-travelers, and a steampunk bordello. Includes works by Orson Scott Card, Jonathan Maberry, Seanan McGuire, Beth Revis, Walter Jon Williams, and others. Some violence and some strong language. 2014.

A Permanent Member of the Family
DB77852 5 hours 50 minutes
by Russell Banks
read by Chuck Young
Twelve short stories, eight of them previously published in magazines, by the author of Lost Memory of Skin (DB74780). In “Former Marine” seventy-year-old Connie tries to reassure his son, a state trooper, that he is doing fine despite being out of work. Some violence. 2013.

The Sea Garden
DB79671 12 hours 55 minutes
by Deborah Lawrenson
read by Terry Donnelly
Three linked short stories weave together a mystery that spans the time of the two World Wars. In 2013, British designer Ellie Brooke is summoned to Provence, France, to restore a memorial garden. The houseʼs owner is bitter and Ellie is not sure whom to trust. Some violence. 2014.

DB79085 29 hours 10 minutes
edited by George R.R. Martin and
Gardner Dozois
read by Colleen Delany
Twenty-one rogue-themed short stories that span several genres, highlighting work by Joe Abercrombie, Neil Gaiman, Joe R. Lansdale, Cherie Priest, Carrie Vaughn, and others. Includes a new Game of Thrones tale by George R.R. Martin. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Spies and Espionage

Top Secret: A Clandestine Operations Novel
DB79515 15 hours 4 minutes
by W.E.B. Griffin and
William E. Butterworth
read by Don Feldheim
As World War II ends, Second Lieutenant James Cronley is recruited for a covert enterprise that is the precursor to the CIA. In his first assignment, he must extract a vital piece of information from a Soviet agent. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

DB77239 21 hours 59 minutes
by Nick Harkaway
read by Brian Hemmingsen
London clock repairman Joe Spork takes a job from longtime client Edie Banister—but the device he fixes turns out to be a doomsday machine. Joe is going to need luck, friends, and his gangster fatherʼs Tommy gun to survive. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

The Heist
DB79742 13 hours 32 minutes
by Daniel Silva
read by John Polk
Legendary spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon learns his friend, art dealer Julian Isherwood, has stumbled into a murder scene in Lake Como and is being held as a suspect. To save him, Gabriel must find the real killer and the worldʼs most famous missing painting. Bestseller. 2014.


The Crossover
DB79528 1 hour 58 minutes
by Kwame Alexander
read by Bob Moore
Twin fourteen-year-old basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court, as their father ignores his declining health. Told in hip-hop style verse. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Being Sloane Jacobs
DB78960 9 hours 16 minutes
by Lauren Morrill
read by various narrators
Sloane Emily Jacobs and Sloane Devon Jacobs are from very different worlds, but both have problem families. The two meet during registration for summer skating camps in Montreal—one for figure skating, the other for ice hockey—and decide to trade places. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2014.


No Safe House
DB79638 11 hours 59 minutes
by Linwood Barclay
read by Gary Tipton
Cynthiaʼs overprotectiveness of her fourteen-year-old daughter Grace—who is
the age Cynthia was when her family disappeared in No Time for Goodbye
—leads Cynthia to temporarily move out. But Grace does get into trouble—she calls her father to say she may have shot someone. Strong language and some violence. 2014.

The Night Ranger
DB79823 11 hours 29 minutes
by Alex Berenson
read by Mark Ashby
When four young volunteers at a refugee camp in Kenya are hijacked by bandits, John Wellsʼs son asks him to help. The former agent discovers that the truth behind the kidnappings is far more complex than he imagined. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

DB79187 11 hours 15 minutes
by Mark Billingham
read by Paul Thornley
The past comes back to haunt the people of London when a murderer targets the children of victims of infamous serial killer Raymond Garvey. As murder-squad veteran Tom Thorne investigates and attempts to protect those still alive, nothing and nobody are what they seem. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

The Demands
DB79171 10 hours 46 minutes
by Mark Billingham
read by Mark Billingham
Customers in a London convenience store are taken captive and told their lives depend on the cooperation of detective Tom Thorne. Convinced that his beloved sonʼs death in prison a year ago was no accident, Akhtar forces Thorne—who knows more about the case than any other—to reinvestigate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

DB79349 12 hours 57 minutes
by Lee Child
read by Dick Hill
Retired military cop Jack Reacher is pulled back into service—this time for the State Department and the CIA—and teamed with rookie analyst Casey Nice. Someone took a shot at the president of France in the City of Light, and the bullet was American. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Stephen Coontsʼ Deep Black: Death Wave
DB79686 14 hours 8 minutes
by Stephen Coonts and
William H. Keith
read by Alec Volz
A renegade government and a terrorist cell intend to detonate nuclear artillery shells in the Canary Islands, causing a massive landslip that will crash on the eastern seaboard. Only Charlie Dean and his team at Desk Three can help avert the catastrophe. Strong language and some violence. 2011.

Yesterdayʼs Echo
DB79459 9 hours 57 minutes
by Matt Coyle
read by Gregory Gorton
Former cop Rick Cahill was never convicted of or exonerated in his wifeʼs murder. Eight years later, a new romantic acquaintance—reporter Melody Malana—is arrested for murder and asks Rick for assistance. But his attempt to help turns terribly wrong. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Wayward and The Last Town
DB79298 17 hours 11 minutes
by Blake Crouch
read by John Polk
In books two and three of the trilogy, written between 2013 and 2014, Secret Service agent Ethan Burke is now sheriff of the town that he and the other residents canʼt leave. Television tie-in. Sequel to Pines (DB75977). Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Dead Silence
DB79943 9 hours 32 minutes
by Kimberly Derting
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
When Violet learns that an underground group has been carrying out murders on the order of their Charles Manson-like leader, she is pulled into a deadly hunt. Sequel to The Last Echo (DB79858). Violence, descriptions of sex, and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

The Last Echo
DB79858 8 hours 52 minutes
by Kimberly Derting
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Violet discovers the body of a teen killed by “the girlfriend collector.” But the serial killer is on the lookout for a new, deadly relationship, and Violet may have caught his eye. Sequel to Desires of the Dead (DB73433). Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2012.

The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair
DB79458 19 hours 49 minutes
by Joel Dicker
read by Kurt Elftmann
A book within a book, this novel is about the disappearance of a fifteen-year-old New Hampshire girl and thirty years later, a young writerʼs determination to clear his mentorʼs name—and write his next bestseller. Originally published in French in 2012. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2014.

The Bone Orchard
DB79794 11 hours 5 minutes
by Paul Doiron
read by Erik Sandvold
Mike Bowditch—who left his Maine warden job to work as a fishing guide—returns to Camden when his mentor, Kathy Frost, kills a distraught vet. After scaring off a shooter who has just grievously injured Kathy, Mike sets out to find her attacker. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Life We Bury
DB79908 11 hours 0 minutes
by Allen Eskens
read by Erik Sandvold
A biography assignment has college student Joe Talbert visiting a nursing home to find a subject. He ends up writing about convicted murderer Carl Iverson—now dying after thirty years in prison. Joe, with neighbor Lilaʼs help, sets out to prove Carlʼs innocence. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Secret Place
DB79576 19 hours 38 minutes
by Tana French
read by Barry Bernson
Dublin detective Steven Moran gets his chance to work with the murder squad when Holly Mackey brings him a studentʼs anonymous note about a stalled investigation—a year earlier, a boy was found dead on the grounds of her private girlsʼ school. Moran and Detective Antoinette Conway reinvestigate. Strong language. 2014.

Tom Clancy Support and Defend
DB79360 14 hours 43 minutes
by Mark Greaney
read by Scott Brick
Former National Security Council staffer Ethan Ross is on the run with a microdrive that contains enough information to wreck American intelligence efforts around the world. FBI agent Dominic Caruso is the only one who can stop Americaʼs secrets from falling into enemy hands. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2014.

Until Youʼre Mine
DB79361 11 hours 9 minutes
by Samantha Hayes
read by Clare Corbett
Pregnant Claudia has two small stepsons and a loving husband. Since she is committed to her full-time job and her husband travels often, she hires Zoe to help her. But despite Zoeʼs glowing recommendations and instant rapport with the children, thereʼs something about her that bothers Claudia. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

I Am Pilgrim: A Thriller
DB79301 20 hours 29 minutes
by Terry Hayes
read by Jack Fox
A womanʼs body is found in a seedy hotel near Ground Zero, the murder and cover-up techniques copied from a cult classic of forensic science written by former secret agent Pilgrim. The case pulls Pilgrim back into the intelligence underground. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Donʼt Look Back
DB80048 11 hours 27 minutes
by Gregg Hurwitz
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
After her husband leaves her, Eve Hardaway decides to take their anniversary Mexican jungle trip alone. Near the tour groupʼs camp, Eve spots a menacing man and clues that a previous camper went missing. Soon she is running for her life. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Close to Home
DB79795 15 hours 42 minutes
by Lisa Jackson
read by Gabriella Cavallero
When Sarah McAdams returns with her daughters to the Victorian mansion she grew up in, memories resurface—of her half sister who vanished and of other spooky happenings. But thereʼs a new, more urgent menace in the small town: teenage girls are disappearing. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Sight Unseen
DB79588 9 hours 38 minutes
by Iris Johansen and
Roy Johansen
read by Gary Tipton
Music therapist Kendra Michaels quickly realizes that a traffic accident she sees on the news is actually a homicide. This is the first of a series of copy-cat murders of past cases which employed formerly blind Kendraʼs investigative skills. She and ex-agent Adam Lynch investigate. Violence and some strong language. 2014.

DB80055 14 hours 49 minutes
by Caroline Kepnes
read by Erik Sandvold
Clerk Joe Goldberg is immediately drawn to aspiring writer Beck when she enters his bookstore. He describes the increasingly dangerous steps he takes to get to know her, and to make her his own. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Dear Daughter
DB79624 10 hours 23 minutes
by Elizabeth Little
read by Kristin Allison
Socialite Janie Jenkins, who served time for murdering her mother, has just been released on a technicality. In disguise to avoid the hordes who are after her story, Janie tries to determine if she really did commit the crime. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

The One I Left Behind
DB79578 11 hours 14 minutes
by Jennifer McMahon
read by Teresa Willis
In 1985, when Reggie was thirteen, her mother became the last victim of a serial killer dubbed Neptune, who left severed right hands on the police steps. Now in 2010, Reggie is called with the startling news that her mother has been found alive. Violence and strong language. 2013.

Kiss and Tell
DB79796 8 hours 34 minutes
by Fern Michaels
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
When a string of anonymous e-mails suggests shady dealings at a local assisted living facility, Myra and her best friend Annie, of the Sisterhood, are more than ready to out hustle a master con artist. Meanwhile, Myra faces a personal challenge that will rock the Sisterhood to the core. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2014.

Firewall: FBI; Houston
DB79598 10 hours 35 minutes
by DiAnn Mills
read by Jeff Allin
After a whirlwind romance, Taryn Young leaves for a dream honeymoon, when a bomb decimates a Houston international airport terminal. Injured but still alive, she awakens to discover her husband is missing and the FBI believes theyʼre both prime suspects in the attack. Some violence. 2014.

DB79731 8 hours 44 minutes
by Lisa Moore
read by Mare Trevathan
Imprisoned for marijuana possession, twenty-five-year-old Canadian David Slaney has escaped his cell. Now he plans to win back the woman he loves, evade the cops, track down his old partner Hearn, and get back into the drug business. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Golden Hour
DB79902 7 hours 43 minutes
by Todd Moss
read by Robert Sams
Judd Ryker, newly appointed director of the recently created State Department Crisis Reaction Unit, finds his theory of the Golden Hour—the hundred hours following a coup—quickly tested by events in Mali. Interagency infighting challenges his success as he travels the Sahara. Some violence and some strong language. 2014.

Harbor Island
DB79664 10 hours 11 minutes
by Carla Neggers
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Tracking down stolen artifacts from Boston to Ireland to the coast of Maine, FBI art expert Emma Sharpe and her fiancé, deep-cover agent Colin Donovan, must outwit a smart, ruthless killer. Includes the novella Rock Point. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Private Down Under
DB79358 6 hours 52 minutes
by James Patterson and
Michael White
read by Tim Wright
The worldʼs most exclusive detective agency opens a new office, Private Sydney, in Australia. A young man, blood-soaked and bullet-ridden, staggers into its launch party, and what looks like a botched kidnapping turns out to be a whole lot more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Out of the Black
DB79824 5 hours 23 minutes
by John Rector
read by Gregory Gorton
Unemployed Matt Caine—who lost his wife in a car accident and is raising their young, traumatized daughter Anna—is in debt to a loan shark and fighting his in-laws for custody. His ex-con friend suggests a high-ransom kidnapping, but their hostageʼs husband responds with a vengeance. Violence and strong language. 2013.

Festive in Death
DB79625 10 hours 54 minutes
by J.D. Robb
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Lieutenant Eve Dallas investigates the holiday homicide of an unlikeable victim. Good-looking personal trainer Trey Zieglerʼs body was found by his recently dumped girlfriend. But as Eve digs deeper she learns of many other women who wanted to see him dead. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2014.

Innocent Blood: The Order of the Sanguines
DB79530 16 hours 32 minutes
by James Rollins and
Rebecca Cantrell
read by Christopher Walker
Archaeologist Erin Granger again joins forces with soldier Jordan Stone and the mysterious Father Rhun Korza to discover and protect a boy believed to be an angel. Sequel to The Blood Gospel (DB76080). Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Kill Switch
DB79633 11 hours 26 minutes
by James Rollins and
Grant Blackwood
read by Jack Fox
Recruited by Sigma Force to extract a Russian pharmaceutical doctor who has information on a deadly bioweapon, former Army Ranger Tucker Wayne and his military working dog Kane must solve an ancient mystery before the modern world suffers a fate worse than death. Violence and some strong language. 2014.

Truth Be Told
DB79865 12 hours 54 minutes
by Hank Phillippi Ryan
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Boston reporter Jane Ryland is covering the removal of an evicted familyʼs belongings when the police find a dead body in the closet. Meanwhile, one bank employee is secretly stopping foreclosures, while another is exploiting them. Detective Jake Brogan and Jane juggle these investigations and a cold-case confession. Strong language. 2014.

Uncaged: The Singular Menace, Book 1
DB79163 11 hours 45 minutes
by John Sandford and
Michele Cook
read by Tara Sands
After an animal-rights action at a research lab goes horribly wrong, hacker Odinʼs life is in danger. His younger sister Shay must find a way to help him before the researchers at Singular Corp can silence him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Moving Day
DB79265 11 hours 55 minutes
by Jonathan Stone
read by Ray Childs
Forty yearsʼ accumulation of art, antiques, and family photographs are more than just objects for Stanley Peke—they are proof of a fully lived life. When a con man steals his possessions in a sophisticated moving-day scam, Peke—who survived the Nazis—sets out to find him. Some violence and some strong language. 2014.

The Rip-Off
DB78923 6 hours 10 minutes
by Jim Thompson
read by Brian Troxell
A man with lowered expectations, Britt Rainstar goes to work for the luscious Manuela Aloe, then falls for her in a big way. Suddenly, a series of inexplicable accidents threaten Brittʼs life. Thompsonʼs posthumously published last novel. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1985.

DB79906 10 hours 48 minutes
by Tim Winton
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Tom Keelyʼs life has flamed out, and he is self-medicating with drugs and alcohol. His stupor clears long enough for him to realize a childhood friend and her grandson live down the hall. He is drawn into their lives, and the danger surrounding them. Strong language and some violence. 2013.

I Am the Mission: The Unknown Assassin
DB79184 9 hours 25 minutes
by Allen Zadoff
read by John Salwin
Teen assassin Boy Nobody is dispatched by a shadowy government organization to terminate the head of a domestic terrorism cell, but his mission raises more questions about his job than he can comfortably answer. Sequel to I Am the Weapon (DB79183). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

War Stories

Wynneʼs War
DB79572 8 hours 59 minutes
by Aaron Gwyn
read by Jason Culp
Afghanistan. After rescuing a horse from the middle of a firefight, Corporal Elijah Russell becomes a celebrity thanks to journalists. He is summarily reassigned to the command of charismatic Captain Wynne. The mission is treacherous and challenges Russellʼs beliefs. Violence and strong language. 2014.

The End of Innocence
DB79710 11 hours 30 minutes
by Allegra Jordan
read by Kirby Heyborne
As World War I brews in Europe, college student Wils Brandl meets Helen Brooks at a party. Helen is torn between Wils and Wilsʼs cousin Riley. But Wils is accused of spying, and soon both cousins are called into service for their respective countries of Germany and Britain. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Fives and Twenty-Fives
DB79901 10 hours 35 minutes
by Michael Pitre
read by Bob Moore
Peter Donovan and the marines he led in Iraq are now home from the war. They manage their return to civilian life with varying levels of success as they reflect on their experiences. Their Iraqi interpreter, seeking asylum in the United States, also faces challenges. Strong language and some violence. 2014.

Act of War
DB79729 13 hours 53 minutes
by Brad Thor
read by Jim Zeiger
A CIA agent mysteriously dies overseas, six exchange students go missing, two airplane passengers trade places, and one political-asylum seeker is arrested. Americaʼs new president turns to covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath to help carry out two dangerous operations—which constitute acts of war. Violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2014.


Butchery of the Mountain Man
DB79855 8 hours 39 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Joe Wilson
In Montana Territory, Smoke Jensenʼs enraged, grief-stricken friend, John Jackson, is waging a brutal one-man war against the Crow Indian who murdered his wife. Smoke rushes to Jacksonʼs side to try to save him. Some violence and some strong language. 2013.

The Family Jensen, Helltown Massacre, The Violent Land
DB79399 22 hours 34 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Jack Fox
Books one through three, written between 2010 and 2012, of the series that brings together three generations of legendary frontiersmen—Preacher, Smoke, and Matt. In The Family Jensen they join forces to fight a ruthless cattle baron who is threatening peaceful tribesmen. Violence and strong language. 2012.

Hard Ride to Hell and Massacre Canyon
DB79400 20 hours 55 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by John Polk
Books four and five, written in 2013 and 2014, in the series that brings together three legendary frontiersmen—Preacher, Smoke, and Matt Jensen. In Hard Ride to Hell Smoke and Matt head to the Dakotas, where Preacher clashes with a Union colonel and then disappears. Violence and strong language. 2014.

The Last Mountain Man, Deadly Trail, Purgatory
DB79567 23 hours 8 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Joe Wilson
First three entries in the series, written between 2007 and 2008. Now eighteen, the adopted son of Smoke Jensen heads out to the lawless frontier to hunt down the outlaws who slaughtered his family when he was a boy. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Massacre at Powder River, The Eyes of Texas, Torture Town
DB79947 25 hours 2 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Joe Wilson
Books seven through nine, written between 2012 and 2014, in the series that features Smoke Jensenʼs adopted son Matt. In Massacre at Powder River Matt must rescue young visiting Winston Churchill, who has been taken hostage by the Yellow Kerchief Gang. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Preacherʼs Blood Hunt: The First Mountain Man
DB79757 7 hours 32 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by John Polk
On the Rocky Mountain trail, Preacher faces showdowns with both Jebediah Drukeʼs ruthless gang and a barbaric renegade Crow warrior called Blood Eye. Violence and strong language. 2014.

Preacherʼs Massacre: The First Mountain Man
DB79741 7 hours 15 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by John Polk
Preacher joins a trail drive, led by freewheeling adventurer Wiley Courtland, to deliver horses to the American Fur Company at Fort Gifford. An Indian war party, led by the cunning and ruthless Red Knife, has other plans. Violence and strong language. 2013.

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Adult Nonfiction

Animals and Wildlife

Travels with Casey
DB79571 12 hours 22 minutes
by Benoit Denizet-Lewis
read by Bill Wallace
A New York Times Magazine writer in his mid-thirties details the cross-country RV trip he took with his nine-year-old Labrador retriever Casey, to explore the story of Americaʼs dogs. Along the way he adopts an ill reservation dog and experiences a fundamental change in his relationship with Casey. 2014.

A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life from an Unlikely Teacher
DB79734 6 hours 18 minutes
by Sue Halpern
read by Mare Trevathan
The author of Canʼt Remember What I Forgot (DB67214) relates becoming certified with Pransky, her Labradoodle, as a therapy dog team; and later, bringing canine companionship and cheer to the infirm and aged residents at a public nursing home. 2013.


Spymaster: Startling Cold War Revelations of a Soviet KGB Chief
DB79480 8 hours 44 minutes
by Tennent H. Bagley
read by Jack Fox
Former CIA officer Bagley examines the life of KGB chief Sergey Kondrashev—Bagleyʼs counterpart and later friend. Discusses KGB operations during the Cold War and reveals previously unknown breaches of security. Reminiscences include Kondrashevʼs interpreting for Premier Nikita Khrushchev and President John Kennedy. 2013.

Careless People: Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of The Great Gatsby
DB78461 16 hours 52 minutes
by Sarah Churchwell
read by Laura Giannarelli
Examines the New York cultural milieu in 1922, when F. Scott Fitzgerald began plotting The Great Gatsby. Explores the ways the novel reflects Scott and his wife Zeldaʼs glittering Jazz Age lifestyle, colored by the Hall-Mills double murder in New Jersey that was dubbed the crime of the decade. 2014.

Looks like Daylight: Voices of Indigenous Kids
DB79803 5 hours 43 minutes
by Deborah Ellis
read by Erin Jones
Collection of forty-five interviews with indigenous children aged nine to eighteen from the United States and Canada. Discusses how being Native affects their daily lives and how they see the world. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

The Phantom of Fifth Avenue: The Mysterious Life and Scandalous Death of Heiress Huguette Clark
DB79012 13 hours 40 minutes
by Meryl Gordon
read by Bernadette Dunne
Journalist examines the life of heiress Huguette Clark (1906–2011), whose end-of-life care and estate became the subject of criminal investigations. Uses personal correspondence, journals, and memorabilia to investigate Clarkʼs life as a young woman and the decisions she made that led her to become a recluse. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee
DB79760 30 hours 15 minutes
by Michael Korda
read by Michael Scherer
Portrait of Robert E. Lee (1807–1870) as a brilliant general, a devoted family man, and a principled gentleman who disliked slavery and disagreed with secession, yet who refused command of the Union Army in 1861 because he could not “draw his sword” against his beloved state of Virginia. 2014.

Margaret Fuller: A New American Life
DB79737 18 hours 12 minutes
by Megan Marshall
read by Catherine Byers
Prize-winning author of The Peabody Sisters (DB60723) explores the life and career of Margaret Fuller (1810–1850), friend of the New England Transcendentalists, journalist for the New York Tribune, foreign war correspondent, and feminist. Chronicles her advocacy for the urban poor and concern with the plight of prostitutes. Pulitzer Prize. 2014.

The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra
DB79756 16 hours 51 minutes
by Helen Rappaport
read by Gregory Maupin
Russian historian examines the lives of the daughters of Nicholas II, the last tsar of Russia: Grand Duchesses Olga (1895–1918), Tatiana (1897–1918), Maria (1899–1918), and Anastasia (1901–1918). Details the close family ties as well as the pressures of political upheaval on them. Bestseller. 2014.

Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became Americaʼs Most Powerful and Private Dynasty
DB79108 12 hours 20 minutes
by Daniel Schulman
read by Allen OʼReilly
Journalist examines the lives of the four Koch brothers—Frederick, Charles, David, and Bill—from their early lives in Wichita, Kansas, to their careers as political operatives in the twenty-first century. Details the intrafamilial litigation that left Charles and David as the leaders of Koch Industries. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Take This Man
DB79674 8 hours 40 minutes
by Brando Skyhorse
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Memoir by the author of The Madonnas of Echo Park (DB71696). Describes being raised as an American Indian by his single mother in Echo Park, California, in the 1970s and 1980s and discovering at the age of twelve or thirteen that he was really Mexican. Strong language. 2014.

DB78924 6 hours 9 minutes
by Jim Thompson
read by Bob Walter
Autobiographical vignettes by a master of 1940s and 1950s pulp fiction. The author of The Killer inside Me from Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1950s (DB46412) chronicles his many jobs and near-criminal escapades on the path to becoming an iconic crime novelist. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1954.

Blindness and Physical Disabilities

Beginnerʼs Guide to Echolocation for the Blind and Visually Impaired: Learning to See with Your Ears
DB79868 2 hours 31 minutes
by Tim Johnson and
Justin Louchart
read by Bob Moore
Engineer and martial-arts instructor Johnson describes the concept of echolocation—using sound to identify the placement of objects—and its use by the visually impaired. Provides exercises for developing oneʼs own echolocation skills. 2012.

Digital Talking Books Plus, 2012
DB79405 12 hours 31 minutes
by National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
read by various narrators
Annual catalog of audiobooks produced on digital cartridge in 2012 for adult and young adult readers. Lists fiction and nonfiction by subject categories. Identifies teen selections, Spanish-language books, and bestsellers. Titles are also available through the National Library Service Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) service. 2012.

Business and Economics

Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local—and Helped Save an American Town
DB79189 13 hours 53 minutes
by Beth Macy
read by Kristin Kalbli
Profile of John Bassett III, who gathered a coalition of other furniture makers to challenge Chinese trade practices on the basis of unfair competition. Investigates the stories behind Bassett Furniture—including family feuds and the town the company built, Bassett, Virginia. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Career and Job Training

Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google? Trick Questions, Zen-Like Riddles, Insanely Difficult Puzzles, and Other Devious Interviewing Techniques You Need to Know to Get a Job in the New Economy
DB79293 7 hours 58 minutes
by William Poundstone
read by Joe Ochman
Author of Rock Breaks Scissors (DB79107) examines the world of job interviews. Investigates the reasons behind the questions asked, which answers or thought processes might be most valued by the employer, and the overall psychology of the interview process. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace
DB79328 14 hours 8 minutes
by Nikil Saval
read by J.P. Linton
Examination of the culture of the office workspace from the clerks of the nineteenth century to the offices of the twenty-first century. Pays particular attention to the development of the cubicle and its impact on culture, both within and outside of the workplace. 2014.


The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
DB79903 16 hours 55 minutes
by Walter Isaacson
read by Mark Delgado
Author of Steve Jobs (DB73682) chronicles the development of computers and the personalities involved. Proceeds from the 1833 meeting of Lady Ada Lovelace—sometimes described as the worldʼs first computer programmer—and Charles Babbage—pioneer inventor of complex mechanical calculators—to the computer Watson winning the Jeopardy! game show in 2011. 2014.


The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps
DB79531 9 hours 3 minutes
by Michael Blanding
read by Mark Delgado
Journalist investigates E. Forbes Smiley III (born 1956), a rare-maps dealer who was arrested in 2005 for stealing a rare map from Yale University. Details Smileyʼs childhood in New England, his early career, and what led him to his crime. Describes the impact on the rare-map community. 2014.

S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C.
DB79558 10 hours 45 minutes
by Ruben Castaneda
read by Julian Thompson
Journalist details his years covering the crime beat for the Washington Post even as he struggled with an addiction to crack cocaine. Describes the culture of Washington, D.C., in the 1990s and profiles a homicide detective with whom Castaneda became friendly. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City
DB79704 10 hours 42 minutes
by Alice Goffman
read by Mary Kane
Sociologist Alice Goffman describes spending six years in a disadvantaged Philadelphia neighborhood where arrest quotas and high-tech surveillance techniques criminalized entire blocks. She introduces a cast of young African American men who find the web of presumed criminality nearly impossible to escape. Strong language. 2014.

The Inheritorʼs Powder: A Tale of Arsenic, Murder, and the New Forensic Science
DB77692 9 hours 35 minutes
by Sandra Hempel
read by Barbara Rappaport
Medical journalist relates the 1833 poisoning of the Bodle family patriarch George in Kent, England. Describes the trial of Georgeʼs grandson Young John for murder and the development of a new test for the presence of arsenic. 2013.

Shadows in the Vineyard: The True Story of the Plot to Poison the Worldʼs Greatest Wine
DB79362 8 hours 43 minutes
by Maximillian Potter
read by Donald Corren
Journalist chronicles an attempt to extort one million Euros from a French winery by threatening the grape-producing vines. Profiles the wineryʼs owner, Aubert de Villaine—one of the judges at the Paris Tasting of 1976, which declared California wines superior to French wines. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Drama and Theater

William Shakespeareʼs The Jedi Doth Return: Star Wars Part the Sixth
DB79826 3 hours 12 minutes
by Ian Doescher
read by Steven Carpenter
Han Solo, entombed in carbonite at the end of The Empire Striketh Back (DB79153), is artwork in the lair of Jabba the Hutt. Luke Skywalker and his band conspire to release Han. They then head to Endor, where they enlist the assistance of the native Ewoks. 2014.


The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic
DB80024 13 hours 20 minutes
by John Demos
read by Gregory Gorton
Author of The Unredeemed Captive (DB39576) examines the Mission School in Cornwall, Connecticut, which was founded in 1817 to instruct non-Christian indigenous people from around the world. Describes students of note, their history, and the impact they had during and after their time at the school. 2014.


Easy to Love but Hard to Raise: Real Parents, Challenging Kids, True Stories
DB77511 10 hours 36 minutes
edited by Kay Marner and
Adrienne Ehlert Bashista
read by Erik Synnestvedt
Parents of children with what are known as “invisible” mental and behavioral disabilities—such as fetal alcohol syndrome, attention deficit disorder, sensory processing disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder—pen essays describing their experiences. Includes tips on behavior, treatment, and education. 2012.

Government and Politics

Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry Jr.
DB79601 12 hours 36 minutes
by Marion Barry and
Omar Tyree
read by Bob Moore
Barry (1936–2014), former mayor of Washington, D.C. (1979–1991, 1995–1999), discusses growing up in Mississippi and Tennessee, becoming involved in the civil rights movement while a doctoral student, moving to D.C. and running for elected office, going to prison for drug law violations, and then returning to politics. Bestseller. 2014.

The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose from Defeat to Create the New Majority
DB79297 12 hours 55 minutes
by Patrick J. Buchanan
read by Arthur Morey
Politician and aide to Richard Nixon (1913–1994) chronicles the years between Nixonʼs defeats in the 1960 presidential and 1962 California gubernatorial elections and his election as president in 1968. Discusses how he united Republican factions for support. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Good Hunting: An American Spymasterʼs Story
DB79700 14 hours 15 minutes
by Jack Devine
read by Gary Telles
Devine (born 1940) describes joining the Central Intelligence Agency in the late-1960s after working as a high school social studies teacher and part-time teamster. Explains his roles as an overseas covert operative and as leader of the mission known as “Charlie Wilsonʼs War.” Examines the culture of intelligence gathering. 2014.

America: Imagine a World without Her
DB79807 8 hours 43 minutes
by Dinesh DʼSouza
read by Scott Reynolds
Conservative commentator argues that America is in decline due to progressive ideology. DʼSouza defends the conservative emphasis on entrepreneurship, the virtues of prosperity and freedom, and the need to fight against progressive “reform.” Bestseller. 2014.

How It Feels to Be Free: Black Women Entertainers and the Civil Rights Movement
DB79497 9 hours 29 minutes
by Ruth Feldstein
read by Mary Kane
Examination of the experience of black women entertainers during the civil rights era of the 1960s and 1970s in the United States. Specifically looks at the lives of Nina Simone, Miriam Makeba, Abbey Lincoln, Diahann Carroll, Lena Horne, and Cicely Tyson. 2013.

Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine
DB80021 12 hours 59 minutes
by Daniel Halper
read by Patrick Downer
Journalist examines the political and personal reputations and lives of former president Bill Clinton (born 1946) and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton (born 1947), from the time Bill left the presidency in 2000. Discusses the scandals that have surrounded the couple and their attempts to reestablish political clout. 2014.

Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas
DB79808 7 hours 10 minutes
by Edward Klein
read by Bill Burton
Author of The Amateur (DB74936) examines the relationship between Barack and Michelle Obama and Bill and Hillary Clinton. Argues that the members of each pair lead separate lives, that Michelle Obama has aspirations for political office, and that the couples hold each other in contempt. Bestseller. 2014.

The Hunt for KSM: Inside the Pursuit and Takedown of the Real 9/11 Mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
DB79363 11 hours 55 minutes
by Terry McDermott and
Josh Meyer
read by Peter Ganim
McDermott, author of Perfect Soldiers (DB60438), and journalist Meyer chronicle the search for and eventual capture of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who was identified by The 9/11 Commission Report (DB58238) as the primary architect of the attacks. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Throw Them All Out: How Politicians and Their Friends Get Rich Off Insider Stock Tips, Land Deals, and Cronyism That Would Send the Rest of Us to Prison
DB79585 6 hours 40 minutes
by Peter Schweizer
read by Jon Huffman
Author of Reaganʼs War (DB55905) and Extortion (DB77811) brings to light excessive cronyism in government and argues for instituting laws and regulations that would prevent the use of insider information by politicians for economic gain. 2011.


Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Manʼs Fundamentals for Delicious Living
DB78148 10 hours 53 minutes
by Nick Offerman
read by Erik Synnestvedt
Sitcom star shares lessons he has learned from acting, woodworking, and growing up in the Midwest. Subjects include his techniques for courting his future wife, actress Megan Mullally; tips for properly growing a mustache; and the joys of eating meat. Strong language. 2014.

Diary of a Mad Diva
DB79745 6 hours 49 minutes
by Joan Rivers
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Politically incorrect comedian Rivers (1933–2014) provides a yearʼs worth of daily diary entries that skewer fellow celebrities, entire groups of people, and herself. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters: Fight Back When Monsters and Mother Nature Attack
DB79364 4 hours 48 minutes
by Andrew Shaffer
read by various narrators
Author of Literary Rogues (DB76443) provides tips for surviving unnatural disasters in this parody guide which is a companion to the Syfy Channelʼs Sharknado television movie series. Discusses the proper usage of chainsaws during sharknadoes and monster identification. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.


What I Know for Sure
DB79948 3 hours 30 minutes
by Oprah Winfrey
read by Kristin Allison
A compilation of lessons learned, culled from fourteen years of Oprahʼs “What I Know for Sure” monthly column in O magazine—a column inspired by an interview question from film critic Gene Siskel. Bestseller. 2014.

Journalism and the Media

Deadline Artists: Scandals, Tragedies, and Triumphs; More of Americaʼs Greatest Newspaper Columns
DB77423 17 hours 51 minutes
edited by John Avlon and
read by Conrad Feininger
History-making columns from veteran print journalists. Includes Jack Londonʼs eyewitness account of the aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, Ernie Pyle on the 1944 liberation of Paris, and H.L. Mencken on the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial. Violence and strong language. 2012.

Under the Wire: Marie Colvinʼs Final Assignment
DB79491 12 hours 19 minutes
by Paul Conroy
read by Andy Pyle
Photojournalist and former soldier Conroy chronicles his last assignment with Marie Colvin, war correspondent for Londonʼs Sunday Times, when the pair entered Syria illegally in February 2012 to report on the insurgency. Includes discussion of conditions they encountered, the attack that killed Colvin and injured Conroy, and his recovery. Violence and strong language. 2013.

The Man from Essence: Creating a Magazine for Black Women
DB79636 13 hours 51 minutes
by Edward Lewis
read by Jon Huffman
Memoir by publisher Lewis (born 1940) discusses his early years growing up in New York City, coming of age during the civil rights era, the turbulent early years of Essence after its founding in 1970, and his approach to managing the business until its sale to Time, Inc. in 2005. 2014.

Legal Issues

Scalia: A Court of One
DB79532 23 hours 55 minutes
by Bruce Allen Murphy
read by Mark Ashby
Author of Fortas (DB29142) examines the life and impact of Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia (born 1936). Discusses Scaliaʼs upbringing in a strictly Catholic Italian-American family, his early political forays, his law career, and his time on the Supreme Court. Considers the impact of his personality on court decisions. 2014.

On Democracyʼs Doorstep: The Inside Story of How the Supreme Court Brought “One Person, One Vote” to the United States
DB79766 14 hours 9 minutes
by J. Douglas Smith
read by Robert Sams
Analysis of a set of cases brought before the United States Supreme Court which ratified the concept of “one person, one vote.” Discusses the role of Chief Justice Earl Warren—who described the cases as the most important of his tenure—and the impact on the civil rights movement. 2014.

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
DB80035 11 hours 7 minutes
by Bryan Stevenson
read by Bryan Stevenson
Attorney and law professor discusses founding the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need. Describes one of his first cases—defending Walter McMillian, a young man sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Second Amendment: A Biography
DB79577 8 hours 28 minutes
by Michael Waldman
read by Tom Burch
Lawyer discusses the history of the second amendment of the Bill of Rights, from its original focus on the armament of state militias to the interpretation of it in the early twenty-first century. Analyzes influences like the National Rifle Association and the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. 2014.


Report from the Interior
DB78277 8 hours 8 minutes
by Paul Auster
read by John Lescault
Author of Winter Journal (DB75501), which explored his physical self, reflects on his life again, this time by looking at the way his thought processes and awareness of the world developed. Explores the influence of family members, media and entertainment, and literature. 2013.

The Best American Essays, 2012
DB79620 18 hours 29 minutes
edited by David Brooks
read by Ray Childs
Twenty-four previously published essays selected by David Brooks, author of The Social Animal (DB72914). Includes “Other Women” by Francine Prose, author of Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 (DB79323), where she reflects on her life in 1972 and the devolution of her marriage. 2012.

The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son
DB77742 13 hours 59 minutes
by Pat Conroy
read by Michael Russotto
Author portrays his dysfunctional family headed by abusive father Don, whom the younger Conroy immortalized in his novel The Great Santini (DB30051). Highlights the violence and mental illness that haunted his siblings and discusses his own bouts with depression. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2013.

The Best American Essays, 2011
DB79619 11 hours 19 minutes
edited by Edwidge Danticat
read by John Haag
Twenty-four essays selected by Edwidge Danticat, author of Claire of the Sea Light (DB77467). Includes “Magical Dinners” by Chang-rae Lee, author of On Such a Full Sea (DB78213), in which he reflects on meals he ate with his immigrant parents when he was a child. 2011.

Authorisms: Words Wrought by Writers
DB79463 6 hours 14 minutes
by Paul Dickson
read by Bill Wallace
Collection of words and phrases either created or given new meaning by authors. Describes the first use of the term, its meaning, its creator, and related trivia. For example, the term “frenemy” was first coined by journalist Walter Winchell in 1953 to identify a rival or false friend. 2014.

Collecting Shakespeare: The Story of Henry and Emily Folger
DB79199 11 hours 47 minutes
by Stephen H. Grant
read by John Lescault
Historian documents the development of the phenomenal collection of works by and about William Shakespeare under the auspices of Henry (1857–1930) and Emily (1858–1936) Folger. Details their childhoods, their courtship, Henryʼs career at Standard Oil, and the methods they used to anonymously acquire original Shakespeare folios and build ">the Folger Shakespeare Library. 2014.

Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books
DB78458 7 hours 29 minutes
by Wendy Lesser
read by Kate Kiley
Literary editor and writer examines the myriad reasons for her personal love of literature. Explores aspects of the written word that bring her pleasure in chapters devoted to “Character and Plot,” “The Space Between,” “Novelty,” “Authority,” and others. Also considers the sensuous delights of the physical book. 2014.

The Best American Essays, 2009
DB79617 9 hours 0 minutes
edited by Mary Oliver
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Twenty-two essays selected by editor Oliver, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of Dog Songs (DB77665). Includes “The Mansion: A Subprime Parable” by Michael Lewis, author of Flash Boys (DB78574), about returning to his childhood home of New Orleans. 2009.

The Best American Essays, 2013
DB79621 13 hours 37 minutes
edited by Cheryl Strayed
read by Kristin Allison
Twenty-six previously published essays selected by Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild (DB74646). Includes “Night” by 2013 Nobel Prize winner for Literature and author of Dear Life (DB75831) Alice Munro, where she discusses the fears, worries, and crises that strike in the dark. 2013.

Storyteller: The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl
DB79283 26 hours 23 minutes
by Donald Sturrock
read by Jason Culp
Biography of writer Roald Dahl (1916–1990), author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (DB33498). Chronicles Dahlʼs English boarding-school education; World War II service that involved aerial combat and espionage; and family tragedies, including his first wife Patricia Nealʼs stroke and the death of his daughter Olivia. 2010.

Medicine and Health

A Guide to Better Movement: The Science and Practice of Moving with More Skill and Less Pain
DB79646 9 hours 11 minutes
by Todd Hargrove
read by Patrick Downer
A bodyworker and movement instructor explains the science regarding the brainʼs role in pain and describes strategies and lessons for achieving more pain-free movement. 2014.

Get Up: Why Your Chair Is Killing You and What You Can Do about It
DB79564 7 hours 9 minutes
by James A. Levine
read by Dan Bloom
The director of the Mayo Clinic/Arizona State University Obesity Solutions Initiative explains his research on the physical and mental consequences that arise from the growing number of hours individuals spend sitting—at work, at home, and commuting. He offers advice on reversing this negative trend. 2014.

Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner
DB79752 8 hours 6 minutes
by Judy Melinek and
T.J. Mitchell
read by Suzanne Duvall
Candid memoir of a forensic pathologist and her rookie season as a New York City medical examiner. Details gruesome autopsies and harrowing death scenes, and provides a firsthand account of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Some violence and some strong language. 2014.


The Lights of Marfa: One of the Worldʼs Great Guitar Playerʼs Amazing Encounters with God
DB77693 6 hours 54 minutes
by Doyle Dykes
read by John Lescault
World-renowned musician Dykes, a Grand Ole Opry member, uses scripture to share inspirational insights from his life. Reminisces about his fingerstyle guitarist career and marvels at phenomena such as the Texas balls of light known as Marfa, which he attributes to God. Includes songs performed by the author. 2011.

Michael Jackson, Inc.: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of a Billion-Dollar Empire
DB79702 8 hours 45 minutes
by Zack OʼMalley Greenburg
read by Bob Moore
Journalist chronicles the career of Michael Jackson (1958–2009) as a business enterprise, from his childhood as a member of the Jackson 5 to his solo success, and the empire left behind after his death. Examines influences on his decisions, deals made, and his lasting legacy. 2014.

The Dylanologists: Adventures in the Land of Bob
DB79409 8 hours 3 minutes
by David Kinney
read by Gregory Gorton
Author of The Big One (DB69884) investigates the world of Bob Dylan aficionados. Examines his own obsession with the singer and how it eventually led him to other fans. Discusses various tributes created to analyze Dylan and his work, including fanzines, blogs, bootlegs of concerts, and more. 2014.

Dylan: The Biography
DB79354 17 hours 31 minutes
by Dennis McDougal
read by Mary Kane
Award-winning entertainment journalist McDougal deconstructs the life of the iconic folk singer who—despite a dark period in his career—McDougal believes is “the undisputed poet laureate of our time.” He interviewed the musicianʼs family, friends, handlers, and fans about the man born Robert Zimmerman in 1941 northern Minnesota. Strong language. 2014.

The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light
DB80029 19 hours 15 minutes
by Carlos Santana
read by various narrators
Carlos Santanaʼs memoir traces his journey from his earliest days, playing the strip bars in Tijuana while barely in his teens, to the establishment of his signature guitar sound. Discusses his roles as husband, father, and musician, as well as his lifelong dedication to a spiritual path. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

DB79287 26 hours 57 minutes
by Roland John Wiley
read by Mark Ashby
Biography of Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893) by a University of Michigan professor. Discusses Tchaikovskyʼs personal life—his sexuality, marriage, and death—and examines his musical works in chronological order. Analyzes such familiar compositions as Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Eugene Onegin, and the 1812 Overture. 2009.

Nature and the Environment

Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves
DB79306 11 hours 58 minutes
by Laurel Braitman
read by Nancy Lynne Walters
A historian of science draws evidence from across the world to show how humans and other animals are very similar when it comes to their feelings and the ways in which they lose their minds. 2014.

Papyrus: The Plant That Changed the World—from Ancient Egypt to Todayʼs Water Wars
DB79705 10 hours 41 minutes
by John Gaudet
read by Mark Ashby
Ecologist examines the natural history of the papyrus plant, from ancient Egypt to the modern era. Describes its usage in paper, and as a building material, food, and fuel. Explains the role it plays in its ecosystem. Theorizes on its uses in the future. 2014.

The Reef: A Passionate History
DB79477 14 hours 33 minutes
by Iain McCalman
read by J.P. Linton
University of Sydney historian explores the natural and recorded history of the Great Barrier Reef off the northeastern coast of Australia. Uses profiles of explorers like Captain James Cook, transcultural castaways like Barbara Thompson from the 1840s, and academics to illustrate the areaʼs diverse history. 2013.


Stay, Illusion
DB77895 1 hour 59 minutes
by Lucie Brock-Broido
read by Kimberly Schraf
English professor presents collection of poetry that explores the magical within the mundane. In “Carpe Demon” the narrator contemplates a childhood lost. “The Story of Fraulein X” examines the consequences of a choice made. 2013.

Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals
DB79898 1 hour 52 minutes
by Patricia Lockwood
read by Kimberly Schraf
Thirty-one poems exploring facets of the human experience through gender and sexuality. “List of Cross-Dressing Soldiers” begins as a paean to women who went to war as men, but turns into a reflection of a siblingʼs experience in battle. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

DB78626 1 hour 13 minutes
by Jamaal May
read by Chuck Young
Thirty-eight poems use the imagery and sounds of machinery to convey the human experience. “A Detroit Hum Ending with Bones” reflects on a summer day in the Motor City. “I Do Have a Seam” expresses the desire to be stitched into anotherʼs life. 2013.

This Blue
DB79863 0 hours 53 minutes
by Maureen N. McLane
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Forty-nine poems from the author of My Poets (DB77074). “Terran Life” is a contemplation of what it means to live on Earth. “Broadband” ruminates on how the human mind is encoded. 2014.

Psychology and Self-Help

Supersurvivors: The Surprising Link between Suffering and Success
DB79673 8 hours 12 minutes
by David B. Feldman and
Lee Daniel Kravetz
read by Kristin Allison
Psychologist Feldman and journalist Kravetz profile individuals who suffered various tragedies and went on to achieve phenomenal success. Includes the story of Alan Lock, who lost his sight to macular degeneration at the age of twenty-three but later succeeded in rowing across the Atlantic Ocean. 2014.

Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success
DB79375 12 hours 37 minutes
by Adam Grant
read by Bill Wallace
Business professor discusses the benefits and disadvantages of the personality traits of giver versus matcher versus taker. Examines how these three types build and use networks, how to identify which personality type you and others are, and provides strategies for optimizing your skill sets. 2013.

The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery
DB78627 8 hours 48 minutes
by Sarah Lewis
read by Kimberly Schraf
Explores the role that failure has played in the careers of successful creative people, including abolitionist Frederick Douglass, author J.K. Rowling, and Nobel Prize-winning physicists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov. Discusses psychologist Angela Duckworthʼs research on effort and perseverance as predictors of achievement. 2014.

Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being near, in, on, or under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do
DB79188 9 hours 37 minutes
by Wallace J. Nichols
read by Wallace J. Nichols
Marine biologist examines the impact on the human mind of water in the environment. Details scientific studies investigating the benefits of proximity to water and considers personal narratives of the well-being enjoyed by those who live by water. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Rock Breaks Scissors: A Practical Guide to Outguessing and Outwitting Almost Everybody
DB79107 7 hours 55 minutes
by William Poundstone
read by Joel Richards
Journalist explains how to effectively predict outcomes in seemingly random situations, especially when competing against someone else in a guessing game. Examines gambling and sports betting, playing the stock market, and standardized academic or psychological testing, where the subject is in competition with the test writer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Do Fathers Matter? What Science Is Telling Us about the Parent Weʼve Overlooked
DB79632 6 hours 44 minutes
by Paul Raeburn
read by Barry Bernson
Author of Mars (DB48758) examines research into the impact of fathers in the development and lives of their children and vice versa. Discusses stereotypes; studies, including those on language acquisition and the biological changes in expectant fathers; and historical theories like those of Freud. 2014.

It Ainʼt Over. . . till Itʼs Over: Reinventing Your Life—and Realizing Your Dreams—Anytime, at Any Age
DB78814 10 hours 41 minutes
by Marlo Thomas
read by Nicola Daval
Actress Thomas profiles sixty women and the way they have changed their lives. Includes stories about creating new businesses, leaving abusive relationships, immigration, changing careers, providing opportunities to others, and more. 2014.

Ha! The Science of When We Laugh and Why
DB79139 7 hours 13 minutes
by Scott Weems
read by Kalen Allmandinger
Cognitive neuroscientist examines the physical and psychological cues to laughing. Discusses studies of humor, including one which surveyed the “Bill Cosby Effect,” which claims an analgesic effect for those recovering from surgery. Explores the various categories of humor. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.


The Book of Books: The Old Testament Retold
DB79801 4 hours 45 minutes
by Henri Daniel-Rops
read by Jack Fox
Retelling of the stories from the Old Testament of the Bible. Includes the creation of the world, Moses and the Ten Commandments, and the time of the Jews in Babylon. Translated from French. 1956.

Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive
DB79599 7 hours 3 minutes
by T.D. Jakes
read by Patrick Downer
Minister Jakes discusses the nature of instinct and why he believes people should listen to it more. Suggests ways to cultivate your own natural instincts and how to balance them with learned knowledge. Bestseller. 2014.

Everyday Holiness: The Jewish Spiritual Path of Mussar
DB79443 12 hours 5 minutes
by Alan Morinis
read by Barry Bernson
Founder of the Mussar Institute discusses this spiritual path of Orthodox Judaism, which emphasizes clearing away the extremes of emotion, desire, and bad habits to allow oneʼs inner essence to shine through. Details desirable qualities such as generosity and humility, and includes suggestions of how to practice them. 2007.

The Weight of Mercy: A Novice Pastor on the City Streets
DB79866 8 hours 45 minutes
by Deb Richardson-Moore
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Former journalist Richardson-Moore describes her life as the pastor of Triune Mercy Center in Greenville, South Carolina. Details the work she does with her parishioners, who include homeless people, prostitutes, and drug addicts. Shares the lessons she has learned. 2012.

The Way of the Bodhisattva: A Translation of the Bodhicharyavatara
DB79131 8 hours 3 minutes
by Shantideva
read by John Lescault
Guide to the practice of meditation using Buddhist principles. Encourages the contemplation of enlightenment to generate the qualities of love, compassion, generosity, and patience. Revised from 1997 edition. Includes a foreword by the Dalai Lama. 2006.

Science and Technology

Zoom: From Atoms and Galaxies to Blizzards and Bees; How Everything Moves
DB79142 9 hours 44 minutes
by Bob Berman
read by various narrators
Journalist presents his essays exploring the science behind how things move. Topics include fingernail growth, dark matter and dark energy, meteors, telescopes and light, magnetic poles, wind, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies
DB79407 16 hours 44 minutes
by Lawrence Goldstone
read by Patrick Downer
Profiles of early aviators, including “Capʼt Tom” Baldwin, John Moisant, and Harriet Quimby, and focusing on the Wright brothers and their feud with Glenn Curtiss. Discusses the development of the aviation industry through legal fights, patent filings and infringements, and air shows. 2014.

War of the Whales: A True Story
DB79706 13 hours 15 minutes
by Joshua Horwitz
read by Mark Delgado
Chronicles the story of environmental lawyer Joel Reynolds and marine biologist Ken Balcomb, who launched a legal drive to expose and challenge the U.S. Navy submarine detection system that drives whales onto beaches. 2014.

Sally Ride: Americaʼs First Woman in Space
DB79670 13 hours 32 minutes
by Lynn Sherr
read by Kristin Allison
Journalist examines the life of Sally Ride (1951–2012), the first American woman astronaut to go to space. Details Rideʼs childhood and early life in California, her selection as an astronaut, and post-mission endeavors to encourage girlsʼ interest in science. Discusses Rideʼs private life and relationships. 2014.

Thinking in Numbers: On Life, Love, Meaning, and Math
DB77461 7 hours 49 minutes
by Daniel Tammet
read by Bill Delaney
Author of Born on a Blue Day (DB63862) explores “the math of life” in twenty-five essays. Topics covered include the calendar created by Omar Khayyám in 1074 CE and the concept of zero in Shakespeareʼs work. Also discusses why years feel shorter as we age. 2012.

Social Sciences

Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance
DB78275 19 hours 35 minutes
by Carla Kaplan
read by Celeste Lawson
Literature professor examines the experiences of white women—collectively known as “Miss Anne”—who embraced the culture of the 1920s Harlem Renaissance. Discusses the mediaʼs portrayal of these women and the ways they were perceived by both white and black society. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age
DB78811 17 hours 51 minutes
by Myra MacPherson
read by Barbara Rappaport
Journalist examines the lives of sisters Victoria Woodhull (1838–1927) and Tennessee (Tennie) Claflin (1844–1923). Details their advocacy for the suffragist movement, their time as owners and editors of a weekly newspaper, and the founders of the first woman-run Wall Street brokerage firm. Some descriptions of sex. 2014.

The New Black: What Has Changed—and What Has Not—with Race in America
DB79483 9 hours 4 minutes
edited by Kenneth W. Mack and
Guy-Uriel E. Charles
read by Kerry Dukin
Eleven essays explore the differences and similarities in the African American experience between the early twenty-first century and the 1960s. An essay by Cristina Rodriguez, a law professor at Yale, discusses immigration and civil rights. 2013.

Sports and Recreation

The Summer of Beer and Whiskey: How Brewers, Barkeeps, Rowdies, Immigrants, and a Wild Pennant Fight Made Baseball Americaʼs Game
DB79767 10 hours 56 minutes
by Edward Achorn
read by Kurt Elftmann
Describes how German-born beer-garden owner Chris Von der Ahe, who knew nothing about baseball, bought the St. Louis Browns baseball team in an effort to sell more beer—and unwittingly formed the American League and revitalized the sport in the 1880s. 2013.

Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, and the Quest to End Baseballʼs Steroid Era
DB79747 17 hours 6 minutes
by Tim Elfrink and
Gus Garcia-Roberts
read by Alec Volz
Journalists Elfrink and Garcia-Roberts detail the investigation into Biogenesis, a Miami-based clinic linked to supplying performance-enhancing drugs to a number of players on major league baseball teams, including Alex Rodriguez, the highest-paid player in his league. Describes the impact of the revelations on the league. 2014.

Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life in the Minor Leagues of Baseball
DB78810 12 hours 41 minutes
by John Feinstein
read by Erik Synnestvedt
Author of Change-Up (DB70540) and Living on the Black (DB67213) chronicles the lives of nine men in the baseball minor leagues during the 2012 season. Examines the culture of the minor leagues versus the major leagues. 2014.

The Hall: A Celebration of Baseballʼs Greats; In Stories and Images, the Complete Roster of Inductees
DB79365 20 hours 2 minutes
by National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
read by various narrators
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum lists every inductee from the first class in 1936, which included Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Christy Mathewson, and Walter Johnson. Includes essays and player bios. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Devilʼs Snake Curve: A Fanʼs Notes from Left Field
DB79663 8 hours 25 minutes
by Josh Ostergaard
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Anthropologist shares anecdotes and stories of baseballʼs history, from its founding in the mid-1800s to the early twenty-first century, framing them in the context of social and political history. Presents similarities between the sport and war and nationalism. Strong language. 2014.

A Chance to Win: Boyhood, Baseball, and the Struggle for Redemption in the Inner City
DB79428 11 hours 11 minutes
by Jonathan Schuppe
read by John Haag
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist recounts the life of Rodney Mason, an ex-con drug dealer from Newarkʼs rough South Ward, who was shot and paralyzed. Highlights the positive changes in Mason, such as his involvement with a Little League team to help boys avoid the dangerous street life. Strong language. 2013.

The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death
DB79473 6 hours 12 minutes
by Colson Whitehead
read by Guy Williams
Author of Zone One (DB74181) chronicles his 2011 assignment from the online magazine Grantland to experience the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Colson reports on studying Texas Holdʼem and undergoing personal training for sitting in twelve-hour stretches, and observes the differences between gambling in Atlantic City and Las Vegas. Strong language. 2014.

Stage and Screen

Whatʼs So Funny? My Hilarious Life
DB77694 8 hours 8 minutes
by Tim Conway
read by Bill Delaney
Emmy Award-winning comedian details his early life in the suburbs of Cleveland and nearly six decades in the entertainment industry. Shares reminiscences of other show-biz luminaries, including Steve Allen, Ernest Borgnine, Harvey Korman, and Don Knotts. Foreword by Carol Burnett. 2013.

Letʼs Just Say It Wasnʼt Pretty
DB78930 5 hours 0 minutes
by Diane Keaton
read by Diane Keaton
The Academy Award-winning film star and best-selling author of Then Again (DB74063) describes the ups and downs of living in a beauty-obsessed world, recounting stories about a makeup artistʼs embarrassing advice, her trip to Victoriaʼs Secret with her teen daughter, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2014.

Brandoʼs Smile: His Life, Thought, and Work
DB79630 16 hours 1 minute
by Susan L. Mizruchi
read by Jon Huffman
English professor and author of Brando (DB40533) examines the life of actor Marlon Brando (1924–2004). Discusses his early life as the son of an alcoholic mother, his career in film, and the causes he supported throughout his life. 2014.

DB78060 24 hours 38 minutes
by Sam Wasson
read by Ray Hagen
Author of Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. (DB71729) profiles award-winning choreographer and director Bob Fosse (1927–1987). Discusses his start in show business at the age of eleven, years in Hollywood, and time on Broadway. Includes details of Fosseʼs personal life and relationships. Bestseller. 2013.


Another Great Day at Sea: Life aboard the USS George H.W. Bush
DB79677 6 hours 17 minutes
by Geoff Dyer
read by Bill Burton
Quirky British author of The Missing of the Somme (DB76938) and Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi (DB74532) details his residency aboard the American aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush. Describes the people he met and his experiences. 2014.

The Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle
DB79202 12 hours 37 minutes
by Sara Wheeler
read by Eva Wilhelm
Travel writer shares her observations of the natural beauty, inhabitants, pollution, global warming, and political maneuverings for mineral rights of countries bordering the Arctic Ocean. Describes her journeys from 2002 to 2008 to Russian Siberia, Alaska, the Canadian tundra, Greenland, and the arctic territories of Denmark, Norway, and Finland. 2011.

U.S. History

The Lesson and the Legacy
DB79091 6 hours 28 minutes
edited by Robert J. Coakley and
Samuel J. Ziskind
read by Don Hagen
Special issue of the Army Information Digest commemorates the centennial of the United States Army in the Civil War between 1861 and 1865. Contains articles on strategy and tactics, weapons, and the daily life of soldiers. With contributions by Carl Sandburg, Bruce Catton, and many others. 1961.

Shadow Warfare: The History of Americaʼs Undeclared Wars
DB79427 24 hours 7 minutes
by Larry Hancock and
Stuart Wexler
read by Peter Johnson
Details the history and evolution of Americaʼs covert war activities. Examines how they have been authorized and practiced, their patterns and consequences, and why presidents have turned to secret military action. 2014.

Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America
DB79401 30 hours 28 minutes
by Donald L. Miller
read by Barry Bernson
Author of Masters of the Air (DB65077) and The Story of World War II
examines the New York City borough of Manhattan during the 1920s. Profiles personalities such as Florenz Ziegfeld and Duke Ellington, architectural developments like Grand Central Terminal, and the vice industries. 2014.

Back to Our Future: How the 1980s Explain the World We Live in Now—Our Culture, Our Politics, Our Everything
DB79204 10 hours 54 minutes
by David Sirota
read by Robert Sams
Journalist examines ways the 1980s still influence our culture and politics. Compares The Cosby Showʼs postracial Huxtable family to the Obamas and discusses the lasting influence of Family Ties character Alex P. Keaton, Nikeʼs “Just Do It” ad campaign, and movies such as Top Gun. 2011.

Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jeffersonʼs Lost Pacific Empire; a Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival
DB78706 12 hours 27 minutes
by Peter Stark
read by John Lescault
Chronicle of two expeditionary forces, one by land and one by sea, that wealthy fur merchant John Jacob Astor sent in 1810 to an area that is now Oregon to build a trading network and fulfill Thomas Jeffersonʼs vision of a permanent West Coast settlement. 2014.

The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln before the Civil War
DB78103 14 hours 9 minutes
by Daniel Stashower
read by Don Hagen
Details the plot to assassinate president-elect Abraham Lincoln in Baltimore while he was en route to Washington, D.C., for his inauguration in February 1861. Profiles Allan Pinkerton, founder of the Pinkerton Detective Agency, and widow Kate Warne, Americaʼs first female private investigator. Some violence. 2013.


Unremarried Widow: A Memoir
DB79816 6 hours 31 minutes
by Artis Henderson
read by Kerry Dukin
Artis became an unremarried widow in military terms after her young husband, Miles, died in a helicopter crash in Iraq in 2006. She tells the story of her brief stint as an army wife and the aftermath of his death. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

World History

Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World through Islamic Eyes
DB77932 16 hours 13 minutes
by Tamim Ansary
read by Michael Kramer
Afghan writer offers a world history from an Islamic perspective, chronicling the Middle East from before Islam through the time of Mohammed, the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the crisis of Modernity, and the Islamist reaction. Investigates intersections of Islamic and Western cultures and tensions caused by their divergence. 2009.

Fire and Light: How the Enlightenment Transformed Our World
DB79495 13 hours 3 minutes
by James MacGregor Burns
read by Gregory Gorton
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom (DB58273) examines the influence of the Enlightenment era of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries on world history—specifically through the American and French Revolutions. Discusses the ways the questions of that period are still debated in the twenty-first century. 2013.

Imperfect Justice: Looted Assets, Slave Labor, and the Unfinished Business of World War II
DB79503 18 hours 27 minutes
by Stuart E. Eizenstat
read by Ken Kliban
Diplomat and attorney Eizenstat describes his experiences leading the process of determining restitution for Holocaust survivors. Details negotiations with the German, Austrian, French, and Swiss governments and Jewish organizations worldwide. Discusses other actions resulting from the settlements. Includes foreword by Elie Wiesel. 2003.

From Arab Spring to Islamic Winter
DB79487 14 hours 27 minutes
by Raphael Israeli
read by Barry Bernson
History professor examines the events of the Arab Spring in 2011 and the aftereffects. Discusses the history of the region, the relations of various toppled governments with the United States, and possible futures. 2013.

The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay: An American Family in Iran
DB79484 9 hours 4 minutes
by Hooman Majd
read by Scott Reynolds
Journalist and author of The Ayatollah Begs to Differ (DB68827) discusses moving with his American wife and young son to Iran for a year in 2011. Explains the differences in Persian and American cultures, their experiences with the Iranian government, and the state of Iranian politics. 2013.

The Time Travelerʼs Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century
DB77509 14 hours 14 minutes
by Ian Mortimer
read by Nicola Daval
British historian uses primary sources to portray everyday life in medieval England. Describes the landscapes of the cities, towns, and countryside; the classes of people; modes of transportation; clothing; food; medical and hygiene practices; laws; and recreational activities. 2008.

Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour
DB79527 18 hours 26 minutes
by Lynne Olson
read by Robert Sams
The behind-the-scenes story of how the United States forged its wartime alliance with Britain, told from the perspective of three key American players in London: newsman Edward R. Murrow, special envoy Averell Harriman, and U.S. ambassador John Gilbert Winant. 2010.

Amsterdam: A History of the Worldʼs Most Liberal City
DB79292 11 hours 28 minutes
by Russell Shorto
read by Russell Shorto
Author of The Island at the Center of the World (DB58272) examines the history of the capital of the Netherlands. Discusses the building of its canals, its fight for independence, and the development of ideals that made it a haven of liberalism. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Books for Children

Listed books were recently sent to cooperating libraries. Books and magazines are also available for immediate download from the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) site at To order books or sign up for BARD service contact your local cooperating library. Regional library telephone numbers are listed on the last pages of this magazine.

These books are listed alphabetically within the headings Children’s Fiction and Children’s Nonfiction by subject category, author last name, and title. For example the title Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown would be listed in Children’s Fiction under the Classics subject category and by the last name Brown.

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Children’s Fiction


The Hangmanʼs Revolution: W.A.R.P., Book 2
DB79169 10 hours 54 minutes
by Eoin Colfer
read by Maxwell Caulfield
Young FBI agent Chevie Savano travels through time to Victorian England to elude the secret police. There she teams up with trained assassin Riley to find Colonel Clayton Box before he can launch missiles at the capitals of Europe. Sequel to The Reluctant Assassin (DB76776). Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2014.

Alliance: The Paladin Prophecy, Book 2
DB78895 11 hours 21 minutes
by Mark Frost
read by Nick Chamian
After exposing the sinister underground society of students known as the Knights of Charlemagne, Will West stays at the Center over the summer to explore his newly developing physical and mental abilities. Meanwhile, his roommates investigate the Knightsʼ shadowy purpose and discover unsettling information about their own backgrounds. Sequel to The Paladin Prophecy (DB75773). Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2014.

Secrets of the Book
DB79499 5 hours 22 minutes
by Erin Fry
read by Jeff Allin
Sixth-grader Spencer Lemon is chosen to protect a book that contains famous dead people who can be brought back to life. But there are other people interested in the book, and itʼs up to Spencer and his friends to protect the artifact and save the world. For grades 6-9. 2014.

Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse
DB79746 0 hours 18 minutes
by Torben Kuhlmann
read by Gary Tipton
In a country far away, a new invention—the mechanical mousetrap—has caused all the mice but one to flee to America. Now stranded in this dangerous place, the last mouse decides to build a plane and fly to the land of freedom. Translated from German by Suzanne Levesque. For grades 2-4 and older readers. 2013.

DB79932 12 hours 4 minutes
by D.J. MacHale
read by Kurt Elftmann
While on the run from the SYLO team, Tucker, Tori, and Kent are driven directly into another base of the enemy, where they become prisoners and await their fate. Sequel to Storm (DB78436). Some violence. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2014.

Capture the Flag
DB79678 4 hours 26 minutes
by Kate Messner
read by Gregory Maupin
When the original Star Spangled Banner is stolen, seventh-graders Anna, José, and Henry, all descendants of the Silver Jaguar Society, pursue suspects on airport carts and through baggage handling tunnels while stranded at a Washington, D.C., airport during a snowstorm. For grades 4-7. 2012.

Hide and Seek
DB79839 4 hours 36 minutes
by Kate Messner
read by Gregory Maupin
Hidden in a Costa Rican cave for five hundred years is the sacred Jaguar Cup. When a fake copy shows up on display in America, it is up to José, Anna,
and Henry to rescue the real cup from thieves. Sequel to Capture the Flag
. For grades 4-7. 2013.

Dangerous Waters: An Adventure on Titanic
DB79679 5 hours 0 minutes
by Gregory Mone
read by Todd Fox
Determined to focus on work rather than books—as his father had—twelve-year-old Patrick Waters leaves Belfast as a steward on the Titanic, but the very wealthy Harry Widener arranges to tutor him. Meanwhile, thieves seek Harryʼs rare edition of Francis Baconʼs Essaies. For grades 5-8. 2012.

The Blood Guard
DB79870 7 hours 15 minutes
by Carter Roy
read by Kurt Elftmann
When thirteen-year-old Ronan Trueloveʼs seemingly ordinary mom snatches him from school, he gets caught up in the mission of the Blood Guard, an ancient order of knights. The sword-wielding secret society is sworn to protect the Pure: thirty-six noble souls who are targeted by a sinister group. For grades 4-7. 2014.


Lord and Lady Bunny—Almost Royalty!
DB79113 5 hours 25 minutes
by Polly Horvath
read by Mrs. Bunny
Madeleine and her hippie parents from Mr. and Mrs. Bunny—Detectives Extraordinaire! (DB76222) travel to England to run a candy shop. Meanwhile Mr. and Mrs. Bunny also travel to England, where Mrs. Bunny tries to weasel her way into the ranks of royalty. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2014.

Blindness and Physical Disabilities

Rain Reign
DB79921 4 hours 0 minutes
by Ann M. Martin
read by Jill Fox
Struggling with Aspergerʼs, Rose shares a bond with her beloved dog. But when the dog goes missing during a storm, Rose is forced to the limits of her comfort zone—which may mean leaving her routines in order to search for her pet. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2014.


DB78961 6 hours 12 minutes
by Crystal Chan
read by Amandla Stenberg
Twelve-year-old Jewel was born on the day her brother Bird died, and she lives in a house of silence and secrets. When a new boy arrives in her Iowa town, Jewel hopes for friendship despite her Jamaican grandfatherʼs warning that he is a “duppy,” a malevolent spirit. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2014.

Half a World Away
DB79762 4 hours 1 minute
by Cynthia Kadohata
read by Faith Potts
Twelve-year-old Jaden, an adopted, emotionally damaged boy fascinated by electricity, feels a connection to a small, weak toddler with special needs in Kazakhstan, where Jadenʼs family is trying to adopt a baby. For grades 5-8. 2014.

DB79583 5 hours 15 minutes
by Peg Kehret
read by Emily Pike Stewart
Thirteen-year-old Bonnie has a feeling of foreboding on the very day that her six-year-old brother Matt and their dog Pookie are abducted. Bonnie becomes involved in a major search effort as well as a frightening adventure. Some violence. For grades 4-7. 2004.


The Shadowhand Covenant
DB79900 7 hours 33 minutes
by Brian Farrey
read by Gregory Gorton
Twelve-year-old Jaxter Grimjinx finds himself caught in a conspiracy when he is tapped for a mission by the notorious clan of thieves known as the Shadowhands. Sequel to The Vengekeep Prophecies (DB78231). For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2013.

The Blackhope Enigma, The Crimson Shard, The Shadow Lantern
DB79792 20 hours 22 minutes
by Teresa Flavin
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Trilogy written between 2011 and 2013, featuring timeslip adventurers who travel into paintings. In The Blackhope Enigma fourteen-year-old Sunni and an art-student friend trace the footsteps of Sunniʼs stepbrother into a labyrinth built in Blackhope Tower and become trapped inside an enchanted painting. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2013.

The Mark of the Dragonfly
DB79112 9 hours 49 minutes
by Jaleigh Johnson
read by Kim Mai Guest
Since her fatherʼs death in a factory in the Dragonfly territories, thirteen-year-old Piper has eked out a living as a scrapper in Merrow Kingdom. But the arrival of a mysterious girl sends her on a dangerous journey to distant lands. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2014.

Beyond the Door: Time out of Time
DB79464 11 hours 2 minutes
by Maureen Doyle McQuerry
read by Don Feldheim
When mythical creatures appear, a mystery of unparalleled proportions begins to unfold for Timothy, his sister Sarah, and school bully Jessica, who must defeat the powers of the Darkness. For grades 4-7. 2014.

Dream On: Whatever After
DB79342 3 hours 5 minutes
by Sarah Mlynowski
read by Emily Eiden
Abby, her brother Jonah, and Abbyʼs friend Robin get sucked into the magic mirror, ending up in the story of Sleeping Beauty. But when Robin pricks her finger and uses up the sleeping spell, Abby has to come up with a clever solution. Sequel to Sink or Swim (DB79341). Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2013.

Fairest of All: Whatever After
DB79339 3 hours 20 minutes
by Sarah Mlynowski
read by Emily Eiden
After moving to a new house, ten-year-old Abby and her younger brother Jonah discover an antique mirror that transports them into the Snow White fairy tale. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2012.

If the Shoe Fits: Whatever After
DB79340 3 hours 10 minutes
by Sarah Mlynowski
read by Emily Eiden
Siblings Abby and Jonah find themselves on a new adventure. This time they travel into the Cinderella fairy tale where things start to go really wrong. Sequel to Fairest of All (DB79339). Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2013.

Sink or Swim: Whatever After
DB79341 3 hours 20 minutes
by Sarah Mlynowski
read by Emily Eiden
Abby and her brother Jonah go through the magic mirror in their basement. This time they find themselves interfering in the Little Mermaid story, and they need to make sure everyone has a happy ending. Sequel to If the Shoe Fits (DB79340). Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2013.


February Friend: Calendar Mysteries
DB78922 0 hours 49 minutes
by Ron Roy
read by Dave Corey
When a rabbit is discovered in a closet during a Valentineʼs Day celebration at school, first-graders Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy search for the owner. Sequel to January Joker (DB78752). For grades 2-4. 2009.

Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake
DB79130 2 hours 12 minutes
by Julie Sternberg
read by Laura Godfrey Dunlop
When Eleanorʼs best friend Pearl is assigned to be the new studentʼs buddy, Eleanor fears she canʼt compete. But a new set of problems arises when Eleanorʼs chosen for the lead in the springtime musical. For grades 2-4. 2014.

Growing Up

365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browneʼs Book of Precepts
DB79728 2 hours 22 minutes
by R.J. Palacio
read by Erik Sandvold
Auggieʼs teacher Mr. Browne provides a book filled with principles to live by for each day of the year. Companion to Wonder (DB74228). For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2014.

Historical Fiction

Egg and Spoon
DB79615 13 hours 28 minutes
by Gregory Maguire
read by Jason Culp
In a czarist Russia, impoverished country girl Elena and aristocratic Ekaterina meet and set in motion an escapade that includes mistaken identity, a monk locked in a tower, a prince traveling incognito, and the witch Baba Yaga. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2014.

DB79687 5 hours 43 minutes
by Jewell Parker Rhodes
read by Emily Pike Stewart
In 1870, Reconstruction brings big changes to the Louisiana sugar plantation where spunky ten-year-old Sugar lives and plays with her forbidden friend Billy, the son of her former master. But the arrival of Chinese workers causes new tensions. For grades 4-7. 2013.


The Candy Smash
DB79322 4 hours 3 minutes
by Jacqueline Davies
read by Michael Russotto
As Valentineʼs Day approaches and a crush on a classmate grows, Evan develops a secret fondness for writing poetry. But his sister Jessie plans on exposing all in her newspaper. Sequel to The Bell Bandit (DB74601). For grades 3-6. 2013.

The Halloween Monster: The Adam Joshua Capers
DB78322 0 hours 55 minutes
by Janice Lee Smith
read by Dave Corey
Two short stories. In “The Halloween Monster” Adam Joshuaʼs teacher asks the class to come to their holiday party in scary costumes. In “The Library Caper” a favorite book is stolen from the school library. For grades 2-4. 1988.

Nelson in Love: An Adam Joshua Valentineʼs Day Story
DB77785 0 hours 51 minutes
by Janice Lee Smith
read by Dave Corey
Adam Joshuaʼs Valentineʼs Day is extremely complicated—and knowing that his dog George and his best friend Nelson are both in love is not helping matters. For grades 2-4. 1992.

Thereʼs a Ghost in the Coatroom: Adam Joshuaʼs Christmas
DB78171 1 hour 4 minutes
by Janice Lee Smith
read by Dave Corey
While planning a medieval Christmas feast for their parents, Adam Joshua and the other children in Mrs. D.ʼs class discover a ghost in the coatroom. For grades 2-4. 1991.

The Turkeysʼ Side of It: Adam Joshuaʼs Thanksgiving
DB77710 0 hours 44 minutes
by Janice Lee Smith
read by Dave Corey
Disappointed at being cast as a turkey in the school Thanksgiving play with his friend Nelson, Adam Joshua and the other kids cast as food items find a way to make the best of it. For grades 2-4. 1990.


I Funny: A Middle School Story
DB79367 3 hours 11 minutes
by James Patterson and
Chris Grabenstein
read by Frankie Seratch
Resolving to become the worldʼs greatest stand-up comedian despite the less-than-funny challenges in his life, wheelchair user and middle school student Jamie Grimm endures bullying from his mean-spirited cousin and hopes he will be fairly judged when he enters a local comedy contest. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2012.


Winter Sky
DB78959 2 hours 52 minutes
by Patricia Reilly Giff
read by various narrators
Almost twelve-year-old Siria, who chases fire trucks in the middle of the night to ensure her firefighter dadʼs safety, suspects that someone is deliberately starting fires. Siria realizes that solving this mystery will take all kinds of courage. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2014.

January Joker: Calendar Mysteries
DB78752 0 hours 55 minutes
by Ron Roy
read by Dave Corey
When first-graders Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy are awakened by strange lights outside, they believe aliens have invaded. The four set off to investigate. For grades 2-4. 2009.

Scary Stories

The Night Gardener
DB79649 7 hours 58 minutes
by Jonathan Auxier
read by Steven Carpenter
Irish orphans, fourteen-year-old Molly and ten-year-old Kip, travel to England to work as servants in a crumbling manor house where nothing is quite what it seems to be. Soon the siblings are confronted by a mysterious stranger and secrets of the cursed house. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2014.

The Haunting of Gabriel Ashe
DB77510 8 hours 36 minutes
by Dan Poblocki
read by Michael Russotto
Gabe and his friend Seth play games in the woods involving a fictional monster. When Gabe spots a creepy figure in the shadows watching his house and strange things start to happen, he begins to suspect their make-believe may be real. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2013.


Middle-School Cool
DB79111 7 hours 0 minutes
by Maiya Williams
read by Paul Boehmer
Reporters for the student newspaper of an experimental middle school face an ethical dilemma when they uncover a shocking secret about their eccentric principal—a secret that could tarnish the reputation of their beloved Kaboom Academy if revealed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2014.

Science Fiction

The Missing Series, Books 5–7
DB79574 26 hours 49 minutes
by Margaret Peterson Haddix
read by Andy Pyle
Books five through seven, written between 2012 and 2014, feature time-traveling siblings Jonah and Katherine. In Caught Albert Einsteinʼs daughter must be returned to history. In Risked Anastasia Romanov and her brother Alexei attempt to avoid execution. In Revealed aviator Charles Lindbergh kidnaps Katherine. For grades 5-8. 2014.

The Klaatu Terminus: The Klaatu Diskos, Book 3
DB79454 8 hours 17 minutes
by Pete Hautman
read by Michael Scherer
Trilogy finalé. Tucker, Lia, and Kosh must evade the pursuit of maggot-like Timesweeps and battle Master Gheenʼs cult of Lambs, all while they puzzle out the enigmatic Boggsians who search for one another and the secrets of the diskos. Sequel to The Cydonian Pyramid (DB78875). For grades 6-9. 2014.

Space Rocks!
DB79653 6 hours 39 minutes
by Tom OʼDonnell
read by Michael Scherer
Chorkle describes the adventures of Earth children Hollins, Becky, Nicki, and Little Gus—who are marooned on his asteroid, Gelo—as he watches over them with his five eyes, teaches them to fight a ferocious thyss-cat, and seeks a way to get them home. For grades 4-7. 2014.

Star Wars: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi
DB79862 15 hours 45 minutes
by Ryder Windham
read by Joe Wilson
Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, androids, and friends in the Rebel Alliance meet, embark on adventures, and formulate a daring plan to defeat the Empire and its evil leaders, Darth Vader and the Emperor. Based on the George Lucas films. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2004.

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Childrenʼs Nonfiction

Government and the Law

Why Do We Fight? Conflict, War, and Peace
DB79933 2 hours 7 minutes
by Niki Walker
read by Erin Jones
Guide for understanding the differences between battles, protests, standoffs, and strikes. On the surface, a battle and a protest donʼt seem to have much in common, but theyʼre really just two ways of handling a dispute. Provides global conflicts as examples. For grades 5-8. 2013.


Kennedyʼs Last Days: The Assassination That Defined a Generation
DB79647 5 hours 8 minutes
by Bill OʼReilly
read by Michael Scherer
A historical narrative of the events surrounding the death of the thirty-fifth president of the United States against the backdrop of an escalating Cold War. Describes the many political challenges John F. Kennedy (1917–1963) was facing before his assassination. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2013.

Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans during World War II
DB79763 4 hours 20 minutes
by Martin W. Sandler
read by Faith Potts
Drawing on interviews and oral histories of survivors, Sandler chronicles the history of Japanese Americans interned by the United States government in camps during World War II. Includes a list of places to visit and additional resources. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2013.


Rick and Rachel Build a Research Report: Writing Builders
DB79931 0 hours 23 minutes
by Sue Lowell Gallion
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Writing guide introduces cousins Rick and Rachel, as Rick, with Rachelʼs help, learns how to write his first research report. The pair dash over to the library to find information on Rickʼs topic: the endangered African black rhino. Outlines steps and provides resources for creating a research report. For grades 3-6. 2014.

Ben and Bailey Build a Book Report: Writing Builders
DB79934 0 hours 21 minutes
by Rachel Lynette
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Writing guide introduces friends Bailey and Ben as they work together to help Bailey write her first book report. Bailey loves the book she read for class, Lemonade Summer, but needs help with crafting the report. Includes resources and additional instruction. For grades 3-6. 2012.

Frank and Fiona Build a Fictional Story: Writing Builders
DB79840 0 hours 19 minutes
by Rachel Lynette
read by Gregory Maupin
Writing guide introduces Frank and Fiona as they learn how to write a fictional story to enter in a school writing contest. Concepts include story maps, transitions, and dialogue. Activities at the end help readers create their own stories. For grades 3-6. 2014.

Olivia and Oscar Build an Opinion Piece: Writing Builders
DB79846 0 hours 18 minutes
by Andrea Pelleschi
read by Gregory Maupin
Writing guide introduces kids Olivia and Oscar as they write an opinion piece to help save their favorite crossing guardʼs job. The duo learns about such writing concepts as prewriting, graphic organizers, and linking words. Includes activities and resources. For grades 3-6. 2014.

Nouns: Grammar Basics
DB79703 0 hours 8 minutes
by Kate Riggs
read by Mary Kane
A simple overview of nouns—the words that name things. Includes their uses in sentences, their common and proper types, and how to spot singular and plural forms. For grades 2-4. 2013.

Verbs: Grammar Basics
DB79825 0 hours 8 minutes
by Kate Riggs
read by Mary Kane
A simple overview of verbs—the words that tell what subjects do. Includes their uses in sentences, their tenses and person, and how to match them with singular and plural nouns. For grades 2-4. 2013.

Medicine and Health

Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat
DB79640 4 hours 43 minutes
by Gail Jarrow
read by Bill Burton
Retraces the path of a devastating and mysterious epidemic that spread across Americaʼs South in the early twentieth century. Now known as pellagra, it left tens of thousands of people weak, disfigured, insane, and in some cases, dead. Highlights how doctors, scientists, and public health officials finally defeated the disease. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2014.


Island: A Story of the Galápagos
DB79701 0 hours 21 minutes
by Jason Chin
read by Mary Kane
Biography of a Galápagos island—from birth, through adolescence, to adulthood and beyond. Discusses how the island is a home to plants and animals that exist nowhere else on Earth. For grades 3-6. 2012.

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Foreign Language


Los siguientes libros fueron enviados recientemente a las bibliotecas de la red de NLS. Para ordenar libros, por favor rellene el formulario de pedido y envíalo por correo a su biblioteca local o regional. Los usuarios registrados pueden descargar de inmediato todos los títulos y revistas a través del sistema BARD (por sus siglas en inglés, que en español aproxima las palabras “Descarga de Braille y Lectura de Audio”) aquí: La aplicación móvil gratuita de BARD (llamado “BARD Mobile” en inglés) se encuentra disponible en la tienda de aplicaciones de Apple para la lectura de libros en audio y braille para un iPhone personal, iPad o iPod touch. Para obtener más información acerca de la colección o para inscribirse en el servicio BARD, por favor póngase en contacto con su biblioteca local. Números de teléfono de las bibliotecas regionales se encuentran en las últimas páginas de esta revista.

Nota: Un aviso puede aparecer inmediatamente después del resumen del libro indicando violencia, lenguaje injurioso, o descripciones explícitas de índole sexual en el libro. La palabra “algunas” antes de cualquiera de estos términos indica una ocurrencia ocasional o aislada, por ejemplo “Algunas descripciones de violencia.” También, libros parlantes commerciales (commercial audiobooks, en inglés) que NLS no tiene acceso al libro impreso pueden mostrar el aviso “sin clasificación” que significa que es possible que el libro contiene violencia, lenguaje injurioso, o descripciones de índole sexual.

El Zelote: La Vida y la Época de Jesús de Nazaret (Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth)
DB77993 19 horas 7 minutos
por Reza Aslan
leído por Aurelio Dominguez
Meticulosamente investigada biografía de Jesús, que se basa en fuentes bíblicas e históricas para colocar sus logros e influencia en el contexto turbulento de su tiempo. Traducido del inglés por Varda Fiszbein.
(Meticulously researched biography of Jesus that draws on biblical and historical sources to place his achievements and influence against the turbulent backdrop of his time. Translated from English by Varda Fiszbein.) 2014.

Seda (Silk)
DB79959 2 horas 8 minutos
por Alessandro Baricco
leído por Paul Gamache
1861. Para obtener huevos de gusanos de seda no contaminados, un joven francés, Hervé Joncour, viaja clandestinamente a Japón—donde se enamora de una hermosa concubina que no es oriental. Traducido del italiano.
(1861. To obtain uncontaminated silkworm eggs, a young Frenchman, Hervé Joncour, goes on a clandestine journey to Japan—where he falls in love with a lovely, non-Oriental concubine. Translated from Italian.) 1997.

Yo Te Miro (I Look at You)
DB79955 8 horas 58 minutos
por Irene Cao
leído por María Pino
Elena es una mujer de veintinueve años de edad, cuyo mundo gira alrededor de la restauración de arte en Venecia, la ciudad de su nacimiento. No iniciada en el mundo de los placeres carnales, sus creencias sobre el sexo y de ella misma cambia radicalmente cuando conoce a Leonardo, un chef de renombre internacional. Lenguaje injurioso y descripciones de índole sexual.
(Elena is a twenty-nine-year-old woman whose world revolves around art restoration in Venice. She is uninitiated in the world of carnal pleasures, but her beliefs in sex and herself change radically when she meets Leonardo, an internationally celebrated chef. Strong language and descriptions of sex.) 2013.

Adulterio (Adultery)
DB79958 7 horas 18 minutos
por Paulo Coelho
leído por Nadia Garzon
Para todos los que la conocen, Linda lleva una vida sacada de un cuento de hadas: un marido que la ama, unos hijos adorables, una exitosa carrera como periodista y una hermosa casa. Pero un día, una entrevista con un famoso escritor lo cambia todo.
(To all who know her, Linda leads a charmed life: she has a husband who loves her, adorable children, a successful career as a journalist, and a beautiful home. But one day, an interview with a famous writer changes everything.) 2014.

La Reina Descalza (The Barefoot Queen)
DB77991 29 horas 39 minutos
por Ildefonso Falcones
leído por Paul Gamache
España, 1748. Cuando Caridad, una esclava cubana recientemente liberada, conoce a Milagros Carmona, una gitana rebelde fascinante, las dos mujeres se convierten en inseparables. Caridad entra a una sociedad marginal exótica en Sevilla llena de romance y arte y pasión y flamenco.
(Spain, 1748. When Caridad, a recently freed Cuban slave, meets Milagros Carmona, a spellbinding, rebellious gypsy, the two women become inseparable. Caridad is swept into an exotic fringe society in Seville, full of romance and art and passion and flamenco.) 2013.

Aprender A Ser Abuelo (Learn to Be a Grandfather)
DB79953 7 horas 33 minutos
por Gabriel Masfurroll
leído por Aurelio Dominguez
En esta memoria, el empresario y filántropo español Gabriel Masfurroll describe aprendiendo a ser abuelo y reflexiona sobre la importancia de esta nueva etapa de la vida.
(In this memoir, Spanish businessman and philanthropist Gabriel Masfurroll describes learning how to be a grandfather and reflects on the significance of this new phase of life.) 2011.

Caminarás con el Sol (You Will Walk with the Sun)
DB79951 6 horas 50 minutos
por Alfonso Mateo-Sagasta
leído por Luis Carlos de La Lombana
1504. Un soldado español, Gonzalo Guerrero, se encuentra esclavizado en tierras de los mayas y lucha por encontrar el camino al amor y a la dignidad. Violencia.
(1504. A Spanish soldier, Gonzalo Guerrero, finds himself enslaved in the land of the Mayas and struggles to find a path to love and dignity. Violence.) 2011.

Otra Vez Adiós (Goodbye Again)
DB77994 14 horas 46 minutos
por Carlos Alberto Montaner
leído por Walter Krochmal
Viena, 1938. Un pintor joven, David Benda, es comisionado por Sigmund Freud para pintar su último retrato. Benda es judío y vive con una intensa pasión para una bella joven vienesa aria, en un momento histórico terrible en que esas relaciones son un delito. Austria está en crisis: el antisemitismo va en aumento y la Alemania nazi se acerca.
(Vienna, 1938. A young painter, David Benda, is commissioned by Sigmund Freud to paint his last portrait. Benda is Jewish and passionately in love with a young Aryan woman, which is now a crime. Austria is in turmoil: anti-Semitism is on the rise and Nazi Germany is closing in.) 2012.

La Invención del Amor (Inventing Love)
DB77998 7 horas 48 minutos
por José Ovejero
leído por Juan Carlos Rueda
Samuel recibe una llamada por teléfono informándole que Clara ha muerto en un accidente. Aunque el no conoce ninguna Clara, Samuel decide asistir al funeral y el comienza un juego de suplantación emocional y peligroso.
(Samuel receives a phone call informing him that Clara has died in an accident. Although he doesnʼt know anyone named Clara, Samuel decides to attend the funeral, and begins a dangerous emotional game of impersonation.) 2013.

La Cabeza de Villa (The Head of Villa)
DB79952 7 horas 59 minutos
por Pedro Salmerón
leído por Juan Carlos Rueda
México, 1926. La tumba de Pancho Villa ha sido profanada; su cabeza ha desaparecido. El general Lorenzo Ávila, un fiel integrante de los Dorados, la caballería élite de Villa, decide emprender la venganza. Su investigación lo lleva a destinos insospechados. Descripciones de violencia, de lenguaje injurioso, y de índole sexual.
(Mexico, 1926. Pancho Villaʼs tomb has been desecrated; his head has disappeared. General Lorenzo Avila, a faithful member of los Dorados, Villaʼs elite cavalry, decides to take revenge. His investigation leads him to unexpected destinations. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2013.

Memorial del Engaño (Memoir of Fraud)
DB77997 16 horas 25 minutos
por J. Volpi
leído por Walter Krochmal
Autobiografía ficticia de un famoso operador de fondos de inversión quien, tras la crisis inmobiliaria, huyó por haber defraudado cerca de diez mil millones de dólares.
(Fictionalized autobiography of an investment banker who, after the housing crisis, has fled due to a fraud of close to ten billion dollars.) 2013.

El Ruido de las Cosas al Caer (The Sound of Things Falling)
DB77992 9 horas 54 minutos
por Juan Gabriel Vásquez
leído por Peter Pereyra
La fascinación del abogado colombiano Antonio Yammara con Ricardo Laverde nace en su amistad casual en un salón de billar y pronto se transforma en una obsesión, el día en que Laverde es asesinado. Violencia.
(Colombian lawyer Antonio Yammaraʼs fascination with Ricardo Laverde is born in their casual friendship in a pool hall and is soon transformed into an obsession on the day that Laverde is murdered. Violence.) 2011.

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People (51 issues)

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