Catalog Search

888-NLS-READ (888-657-7323)

Talking Book Topics September-October 2016

Volume 82, Number 5

About Talking Book Topics

Talking Book Topics is published bimonthly in audio, large-print, and online formats and distributed at no cost to participants in the Library of Congress reading program for people who are blind or have a physical disability. An abridged version is distributed in braille. This periodical lists digital talking books and magazines available through a network of cooperating libraries and carries news of developments and activities in services to people who are blind, visually impaired, or cannot read standard print material because of an organic physical disability.

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, visit the NLS Union Catalog online at or contact your local cooperating library.

Talking Book Topics is also available in large print from your local cooperating library and in downloadable audio files on the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) site at An abridged version is available to subscribers of Braille Book Review.

Library of Congress, Washington 2016
Catalog Card Number 60-46157
ISSN 0039-9183

About BARD

Most books and magazines listed in Talking Book Topics are available to eligible readers for download. To use BARD, contact your cooperating library or visit for more information. The free BARD Mobile app is available from the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon’s Appstore for reading talking books on your personal smart phone or tablet.

Music scores and instructional materials

Individuals registered for NLS music services may receive braille and large-print music scores, texts, and instructional recordings about music and musicians through the NLS Music Section.

For more information about the NLS music collection call 1-800-424-8567, e-mail [email protected], or visit NLS Music Service section.

Where to write

To change your Talking Book Topics subscription, complete the form on the inside back cover and mail it to your local cooperating library.

Patrons who are American citizens living abroad may request delivery to foreign addresses by contacting the overseas librarian by phone at (202) 707-5100 or email at [email protected].

Only send correspondence about editorial matters to: Communications and Outreach Section, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, Washington DC 20542-0002. Or email [email protected].

Order talking books through your local cooperating library. To find your library check the last pages of this magazine or go online to

To cancel your subscription to Talking Book Topics, contact your cooperating library.


In Brief

Books for Adults

Adult Fiction

Adult Nonfiction

Books for Children

Children's Fiction

Children's Nonfiction

Foreign Language Books

Audio Magazines

In Brief


The following announcement may be of interest to readers. The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped reserves the right to publish announcements selectively, as space permits. The item mentioned, however, is not part of the NLS program, and its listing does not imply endorsement or support.

State Resource Handbooks Available

Resources for people who are blind or have visual impairments vary among states. A series of screen-reader-friendly handbooks listing such resources is available from Insightful Publications. Each handbook covers a specific state. Currently available guides include Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Texas. For more information, visit External or call (808) 747-1006.

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 may 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 the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon’s Appstore for reading talking books on your personal smart phone or tablet. To learn more about the collection or to sign up for BARD, contact your local cooperating library. Regional library telephone numbers and email addresses are listed on the last pages of this magazine.
Books within the headings Adult Fiction and Adult Nonfiction are listed alphabetically 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


Tunnel Vision
DB81915 11 hours 44 minutes
by Susan Adrian
read by Dan Bloom
When eighteen-year-old Jake Lukin accidentally reveals his psychic ability, he is forced to become a government asset to keep his mother and sister safe. But he suspects the good guys may have ulterior motives. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars: A Novel of the Marvel Universe
DB83022 9 hours 48 minutes
by Alex Irvine
read by Don Feldheim
Unwillingly zapped across the universe by the powerful Beyonder, the Avengers, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Men learn that they must fight their deadliest foes on the mysterious planet Battleworld—with the winner promised the ultimate prize. Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

The Forbidden Tomb
DB83868 15 hours 55 minutes
by Chris Kuzneski
read by Andy Caploe
For nearly 2000 years, the legendary tomb of Alexander the Great and the extraordinary riches concealed within have remained undiscovered, but recent events may hold the key to locating the fabled vault. The Hunters—an elite group assembled by an enigmatic billionaire to locate the world's greatest treasures—are tasked with finding the tomb. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Prisoner's Gold
DB83902 12 hours 18 minutes
by Chris Kuzneski
read by Andy Caploe
At the end of the thirteenth century, when Chinese Emperor Kublai Khan gave Italian merchant Marco Polo unfettered access to his kingdom, Polo amassed unbelievable wealth, but hid it before his return to Italy. Now the Hunters, an elite group, is tasked with finding the missing fortune. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Honor Series: A Novel of Cmdr. Peter Wake, Office of Naval Intelligence, USN, Books 10–12
DB83295 31 hours 34 minutes
by Robert N. Macomber
read by Bruce Huntey
Three novels, written between 2012 and 2015, featuring Commander Peter Wake of the United States Navy from Honor Bound (DB76271). In Honorable Lies, Wake's investigations in Havana cause tension. Honors Rendered sees Wake traveling to Samoa. The Assassin’s Honor shows Wake investigating a murderous plot. 2015.

Dirt Bikes, Drones, and Other Ways to Fly
DB83473 8 hours 6 minutes
by Conrad Wesselhoeft
read by Jordan Leigh
Seventeen-year-old dirt-bike-riding daredevil Arlo catches the eye of the US Air Force with his first-place ranking on the video game Drone Pilot. But the work they want Arlo to do doesn't mix well with his recent emotional scars. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

DB83156 12 hours 41 minutes
by Scott Westerfeld and others
read by Alec Volz
In Cambria, California, teens Scam, Crash, Flicker, Anonymous, Bellwether, and Kelsie possess superhuman abilities that give them interesting but non-heroic lives. However, a high-stakes crisis forces them to work as a powerful group. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2015.


Days of Awe
DB83554 8 hours 0 minutes
by Lauren Fox
read by Elaine Grant
Isabel Moore is dealing with the death of her best friend, Josie; the breakup of her marriage to Chris; and the emotional turmoil of her preteen daughter, Hannah. The relationships she has defined herself by are no longer viable, and she must reconstruct herself. Strong language. 2015.

Let Me Explain You
DB83162 11 hours 30 minutes
by Annie Liontas
read by L.J. Ganser
Diner owner and Greek immigrant Stavros Stavros Mavrakis sends a mysterious email to his three daughters and his ex-wife, giving them all unwanted advice and telling them he is dying. None of them believes him, but then Stavros disappears. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Sound of Our Steps
DB83666 13 hours 33 minutes
by Ronit Matalon
read by J. Michael McCullough
1950. The youngest child of an Egyptian Jewish family tells stories of their lives, dominated by her mother, Lucette. Her father, Maurice, flits in and out of their lives. Sister Corinne relies on her beauty, and brother Sammy, partially blind, spends his days welding. Translated from the original 2008 Hebrew edition. 2015.

Burning Down the House
DB84101 9 hours 22 minutes
by Jane Mendelsohn
read by Cassandra Campbell
The Zane family lives in lavish wealth in New York City. Patriarch Steve Zane has two important women in his life: his adopted daughter Poppy and Neva, the family nanny who overcame being sold into the sex trade in Russia as a child. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Summer Wind and The Summer's End
DB83241 25 hours 45 minutes
by Mary Alice Monroe
read by Carol Dines
Books two and three of the Lowcountry Summer Trilogy, written between 2014 and 2015. It is the final summer before Marietta Muir sells her Sullivan’s Island home. Her three granddaughters reconnect and find new paths for their lives. Sequel to The Summer Girls (DB77124). Some descriptions of sex. 2015.

All the Houses
DB83708 13 hours 11 minutes
by Karen Olsson
read by Kristin Allison
2004. After Helen Atherton's father has heart surgery, she returns to Washington, D.C., from California to help care for him during his recovery. Returning home brings back memories of her father's involvement in the Iran-Contra Affair. The whole family must work through unresolved issues. Some strong language. 2015.

As Close to Us as Breathing
DB84056 12 hours 12 minutes
by Elizabeth Poliner
read by Janet Metzger
1948. Sisters Ada, Vivie, and Bec meet every year at "Bagel Beach" in Connecticut for the summer. Ada and Vivie bring their children, while unmarried Bec is faced with deciding if she wants a family or to continue her affair with a married man. Tragedy strikes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.


Shadow and Betrayal: The First Half of the Long Price Quartet—A Shadow in Summer and A Betrayal in Winter
DB83136 27 hours 9 minutes
by Daniel Abraham
read by John Haag
Books one and two of the Long Price Quartet, written between 2006 and 2007. In A Shadow in Summer, the wealthy and powerful city-state of Saraykeht faces sabotage and invasion. In A Betrayal in Winter, an exiled son returns home. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2007.

Marked in Flesh: A Novel of the Others
DB83911 15 hours 24 minutes
by Anne Bishop
read by Alexandra Harris
War is coming between the Others and humanity. Simon Wolfgard and those like him who choose to live in Courtyards are the only Others most humans see. But there are older, powerful forces, and blood prophets like Meg are more important than ever. Sequel to Vision in Silver (DB80825). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Manners and Mutiny
DB83914 9 hours 55 minutes
by Gail Carriger
read by Moira Quirk
After successfully putting her espionage training to the test against the evil Picklemen, in Waistcoats and Weaponry (DB83760), Sophronia assesses an impending future threat. Will she be able to save the school and London one more time? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Waistcoats and Weaponry
DB83760 8 hours 55 minutes
by Gail Carriger
read by Moira Quirk
While taking her friend Sidheag by train to her werewolf pack in Scotland, sixteen-year-old Sophronia uncovers a plot that threatens to push London into chaos. Sequel to Curtsies and Conspiracies (DB77370). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Sorcerer to the Crown
DB83550 13 hours 22 minutes
by Zen Cho
read by George Holmes
Zacharias Wythe is having a hard time holding on to his office as Sorcerer Royal, not only because he is a former slave, but because the magic of England appears to be waning. His position is even more precarious after he takes a young woman named Prunella as apprentice. 2015.

Chronicles of the Black Company, Books 1–3
DB83368 33 hours 0 minutes
by Glen Cook
read by Joe Peck
The first three books in a fantasy series about a mercenary company and their battles against the evil forces of the Lady. Originally published between 1984 and 1985 as The Black Company, Shadows Linger, and The White Rose. Violence and some strong language. 1985.

Bone Swans: Stories
DB83361 11 hours 7 minutes
by C.S.E. Cooney
read by Jill Fox
This collection includes five pieces between short story and novella length that range across the genres of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Several take as their inspiration classic fairy tales, including the title story which has a love-struck rat hiring the Pied Piper to save a swan princess. Some violence. 2015.

A Wild Swan: And Other Tales
DB84052 2 hours 59 minutes
by Michael Cunningham
read by various narrators
The author of The Hours (DB47310) retells classic fairy tales with a modern twist. The story "Beasts" shows the aftermath of the marriage of Beauty and her Beast, and "Jacked" gives us a beanstalk climber who is both dimwitted and greedy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Undermajordomo Minor
DB83800 7 hours 31 minutes
by Patrick deWitt
read by Stephen Van Doren
Compulsive liar Lucien "Lucy" Minor takes up a post in the castle of the mysterious and supposedly mad Baron Von Aux. There he finds new friends and dangerous secrets, and fights for the love of the beautiful Klara. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Cold Magic and Cold Fire
DB82916 33 hours 33 minutes
by Kate Elliott
read by Teresa Willis
In the first two books of this alternate-history trilogy, technology and magic collide. In Cold Magic, Cat Barahal’s family forces her to marry a powerful cold mage. In Cold Fire, Cat and her cousin Bee are on the run from the cold mages. Some violence. 2011.

Welcome to Night Vale
DB83488 13 hours 5 minutes
by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
read by Andy Pyle
Based on the popular podcast of the same name, this stand-alone novel takes place in an isolated desert town. A stranger gives pawnshop owner Jackie a piece of paper that simply says "King City," leading her and fellow local Diane to search for this mysterious locale. Some strong language. 2015.

The Paradox
DB83600 12 hours 23 minutes
by Charlie Fletcher
read by Erin Jones
Five people known as the Last Hand of the Oversight are all that stand between London and the realm of the supernatural. An Oversight member is missing, and Sara Falk will step through the mirror between the worlds to look for him. Sequel to The Oversight (DB78562). Some strong language. 2015.

Silver on the Road: The Devil's West, Book 1
DB83792 14 hours 51 minutes
by Laura Anne Gilman
read by Jill Fox
Isobel has a big decision to make on her sixteenth birthday: work for the Devil or leave the only life she’s ever known. Her work as the Devil’s Left Hand is to ensure justice in his Territory, but Izzy needs a mentor. Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

The First Confessor: The Legend of Magda Searus
DB83139 16 hours 51 minutes
by Terry Goodkind
read by Mary Kane
This prequel, set millennia before the Sword of Truth series, features the newly widowed Magda Searus, who seeks the reason her husband committed suicide. Magda searches for a spiritist who can help her speak with the dead. Some violence. 2012.

Half Lost
DB84013 8 hours 41 minutes
by Sally Green
read by Carl Prekopp
Nathan struggles to cope with the tragic events that unfolded in Half Wild (DB81070), and plots revenge against his former love Annalise. Meanwhile, the Alliance plans to bring an end to the abusive, tyrannical Council of White Witches. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

DB83501 9 hours 48 minutes
by Christina Henry
read by Carol Jacobanis
A twisted take on the story of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (DB50842). Alice has been locked away in a mental hospital since she was a child, plagued by dreams of tea parties and rabbits. A fire at the hospital, however, provides her the chance to escape and find out the truth of Wonderland. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Killing Pretty: Sandman Slim, Book 7
DB83233 9 hours 16 minutes
by Richard Kadrey
read by Gregory Maupin
James Stark, also known as Sandman Slim, has a new job working as a private investigator in Los Angeles. Someone has tried to kill Death, hoping to replace him with a reaper of their own choosing. Luckily, Stark is on the case. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Cold Iron: The Malorum Gates, Book 1
DB83164 20 hours 34 minutes
by Stina Leicht
read by John Haag
The lives of the children of the king of Eledore change forever when Nels is attacked and breaks a taboo against royals' shedding blood. His sister Suvi becomes the heir, disowned Nels joins the army, and both face the approaching Acrasian invasion. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Assassin's Blade: The Throne of Glass Novellas
DB83506 12 hours 49 minutes
by Sarah J. Maas
read by John Haag
Five prequel novellas to Throne of Glass (DB76152), featuring Celaena's daring missions: The Assassin and the Pirate Lord, The Assassin and the Healer, The Assassin and the Desert, The Assassin and the Underworld, and The Assassin and the Empire. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Sword and Verse
DB83675 12 hours 8 minutes
by Kathy MacMillan
read by Nona Pipes
Raisa, who has been a slave since she was kidnapped as a child, is chosen to become a tutor and learn a secret language. But, she is torn between her feelings for Prince Mati and her desire to help free her people. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

After Alice
DB83521 8 hours 17 minutes
by Gregory Maguire
read by Laura Giannarelli
Ada, a friend of Alice's from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (DB50842), falls down the same hole Alice has recently disappeared into. As she searches for her friend, Ada encounters many of the same inhabitants of Wonderland, including the Cheshire Cat, the March Hare, and the Mad Hatter. 2015.

Chaos Choreography
DB84168 12 hours 44 minutes
by Seanan McGuire
read by Emily Bauer
Verity Price works in the family business of cryptozoology, helping to protect the supernatural creatures living among us. An avid ballroom dancer, she is thrilled to be invited to compete on the reality show Dance or Die, until her fellow contestants start dying. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Every Heart a Doorway
DB84054 4 hours 47 minutes
by Seanan McGuire
read by Cynthia Hopkins
What happens to children after they return from adventures in magical lands? Sometimes when they cannot cope with the real world, they end up at Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children. Nancy is a new arrival, trying to fit in, when a killer strikes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Dinosaur Lords
DB83192 17 hours 47 minutes
by Victor Milán
read by Jon Huffman
In a medieval world of lords and vassals, knights in armor ride dinosaurs into battle. Nobleman Karyl Bogomirskiy and dinosaur master Rob Korrigan raise an army for a land of pacifists, while Princess Melodía longs for adventure. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Against a Brightening Sky
DB84002 11 hours 3 minutes
by Jaime Lee Moyer
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
San Francisco, 1919. Medium Delia Martin and her husband Gabriel, a police captain, are attending a St. Patrick’s Day parade when shots are fired. Delia had been warned by a ghost minutes before and must discover the ghost’s connection with the shooter's target: a woman with no memory. Some violence. 2015.

DB83748 20 hours 14 minutes
by Iain Pears
read by various narrators
In 1960, Oxford scholar and sometime British spy Henry Lytten spends much of his time inventing stories of a fantasy world. Unbeknownst to him, his lover Angela has left behind a portal to other times and worlds in his cellar. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Lyra's Oxford
DB84166 0 hours 50 minutes
by Philip Pullman
read by various narrators
Two years after the events in The Amber Spyglass (DB50939), Lyra and Pantalaimon, now a pine-marten, are back at Oxford. Their peace is shattered by Ragi, the daemon of the witch Yelena, who is searching for a healing elixir to cure his witch. Commercial audiobook. For junior and senior high readers. 2003.

Shadows of Self
DB84019 12 hours 39 minutes
by Brandon Sanderson
read by Michael Kramer
Former lawman on the frontier Waxillium Ladrian has accepted his rank as a noble, become engaged, and lives in the city of Elendel. He and his old partner Wayne still assist the police, and they get pulled into the protection of the governor when a killer starts targeting politicians. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

A Gathering of Shadows
DB83869 16 hours 11 minutes
by V.E. Schwab
read by various narrators
After A Darker Shade of Magic (DB81154), Kell, who is special due to his ability to cross between worlds, deals with the bargain he made to save his brother’s life. Meanwhile, Lila Bard is living the pirate life she always wanted. A magic competition draws them together. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2016. Collection: Season 1
DB83762 36 hours 20 minutes
published by
read by various narrators
A collection originally published as separate pieces in the fall of 2015 by Includes work by Kai Ashante Wilson, Paul Cornell, Nnedi Okorafor, K.J. Parker, Daniel Polansky, and Angela Slatter, among others. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Price of Valor
DB83054 22 hours 20 minutes
by Django Wexler
read by Jeremy Gage
Vordan's new queen, Raesinia, fights extremists in her own government and assassins from abroad. What is worse, the Sworn Church has persuaded the rest of the world to declare war on Vordan. Sequel to The Shadow Throne (DB81684). Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Dragon Coast
DB83730 8 hours 57 minutes
by Greg van Eekhout
read by John Haag
Daniel Blackland has a plan to rescue his adopted son, Sam, who is trapped in the body of a dragon. He is going to pose as his own half-brother and steal a rare substance from the kingdom of Northern California. Sequel to California Bones and Pacific Fire (DB80792). Some violence. 2015.


My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry
DB83204 10 hours 31 minutes
by Fredrik Backman
read by Jordan Leigh
Seven-year-old Elsa is acknowledged as weird. The grandmother she lives with is flat-out crazy, but she shares tales of the fairyland of Miamas. When her grandmother dies, Elsa is entrusted with delivering letters of apology and learns about her place in the world. Translated from the original 2013 Swedish edition. 2014.

Spill Simmer Falter Wither
DB84170 7 hours 59 minutes
by Sara Baume
read by John Keating
Ray is fifty-seven, lives alone on the coast of Ireland, and has no one, until he adopts a one-eyed dog from the pound who is due to be put down that very day. The two outcasts form a special friendship. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

DB83915 14 hours 15 minutes
by Mischa Berlinski
read by Ben Williams
Former cop Terry White is looking for a second chance in Haiti, where he works with the UN to train the Haitian police. He encourages a local judge to run against a corrupt senator in the upcoming elections, only to fall for the judge’s wife. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

A Dog's Journey
DB84104 10 hours 20 minutes
by W. Bruce Cameron
read by George K. Wilson
Buddy, the faithful dog from A Dog’s Purpose (DB72218), has been reincarnated many times. After the death of his master, Ethan, Buddy is reborn again and again to help Ethan’s granddaughter, Clarity, a young girl who needs the love a dog can bring. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

DB83481 6 hours 53 minutes
by Jim Crace
read by Gregory Maupin
A village wakes to find the sky marred by smoke, creating alarm and suspicion among the villagers. Some smoke is from an overnight fire at one of their master’s outbuildings, and the rest was sent up by newcomers to announce their presence. Meanwhile the village is threatened by another newcomer, who has been making notes and drawings of the land. 2013.

The Clasp
DB83454 10 hours 18 minutes
by Sloane Crosley
read by Anne Hancock
College friends Victor, Nathaniel, and Kezia reunite at a wedding. Victor hears about a valuable necklace that disappeared in France in World War II and convinces the others they need to go on a road trip to find it. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2015.

The Blood of the Lamb
DB83471 7 hours 41 minutes
by Peter De Vries
read by Stephen Van Doren
The story of Don Wanderhope, from his childhood in an immigrant Dutch Calvinist family in 1950s Chicago through the loss of his brother, his faith, his wife, and, finally, his daughter. The tragic story from this writer best known for his satirical New Yorker writings still abounds in comedy. 1961.

The Story of the Lost Child
DB83565 18 hours 7 minutes
by Elena Ferrante
read by Madelyn Buzzard
The fourth and final volume in the Neapolitan Novels series continues the depiction of the lifelong friendship between Elena and Lila. Now married with children, writer Elena returns in 1979 to their hometown, Naples. Lila, although a successful entrepreneur, has never left. Translated from Italian. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2015.

Best Boy
DB83223 6 hours 59 minutes
by Eli Gottlieb
read by Michael Russotto
Todd Aaron has lived at the Payton LivingCenter since he was thirteen, diagnosed as autistic. His routines have kept him mostly content for more than forty years. When too much changes too fast, however, Todd decides he needs to run away. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Things I Can't Explain
DB83867 6 hours 6 minutes
by Mitchell Kriegman
read by Emily Hart
This novel is set ten years after Mitchell Kriegman's TV show Clarissa Explains It All. At fourteen Clarissa was a smart, snappy, light-hearted girl who knew it all. Now a woman in her late twenties, all of Clarissa's obsessions have evolved into a need to explain the world and maintain control, and she suffers a quarter-life crisis. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Mark and the Void
DB83900 14 hours 32 minutes
by Paul Murray
read by Derek Perkins
Dublin banker Claude Martingale’s rather boring life is shaken up when a novelist named Paul asks to shadow him to research his next book. Paul introduces Claude to some exciting people and places, but he also seems to be planning to rob Claude’s bank. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Ways to Disappear
DB83813 4 hours 33 minutes
by Idra Novey
read by Susan Hanfield
After Brazilian author Beatriz Yagoda disappears, her American translator Emma springs into action. Flying to Brazil, Emma and Beatriz’s children search for the author, while dealing with the complications she left behind, including a very angry loan shark. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Love May Fail
DB83024 13 hours 10 minutes
by Matthew Quick
read by Laura Godfrey Dunlop
After again discovering her pornographer husband in bed with a barely-legal young woman, forty-year-old Portia Kane leaves him and returns home to South Jersey. She decides to search out the one teacher who ever had faith in her and to write a novel. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

DB83252 9 hours 9 minutes
by Jeet Thayil
read by Rob Sivak
Bombay, 1970s. Beginning in an opium den and attached brothel, the narrative spans three decades, following a pipe-making eunuch, a violence-addicted businessman, a celebrated painter, a Chinese refugee, and a host of other poets, prostitutes, pimps, and gangsters. Strong language, descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2012.

DB83592 15 hours 46 minutes
by Steve Toltz
read by Brandon Bujnowski
Aldo's best friend Liam has decided to base his newest novel on Aldo's life and his uncanny ability to pull disaster out of success. Aldo's current project is winning back his ex-wife, Stella. The men's friendship might break or resuscitate the marriage. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

All Access
DB83594 13 hours 24 minutes
by Omar Tyree
read by J.P. Linton
News broadcaster Judy Pierce takes a new job with a celebrity gossip site and is assigned the story of movie star Shawn Blake. As Judy investigates Shawn's profligate lifestyle, her own world begins to crumble. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Breakfast of Champions
DB83763 6 hours 30 minutes
by Kurt Vonnegut
read by John Malkovich
Ironic digressions on American life in the early 1970s interlard the bleakly satirical tale of itinerant sci-fi writer Kilgore Trout's fateful meeting with deranged Pontiac dealer Dwayne Hoover in Midland City. Vonnegut excoriates war, racism, commodified sex, and pollution, among other targets. Narrated by John Malkovich. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1973.

Historical Fiction

Cometh the Hour
DB83916 13 hours 7 minutes
by Jeffrey Archer
read by Alex Jennings
A suicide note throws the Clifton and Barrington families from Mightier than the Sword (DB81218) into a tailspin. Giles Barrington questions abandoning politics to save his lover. Lady Virginia—Giles's ex-wife—schemes for money; and Sebastian Clifton falls for an Indian woman promised to another. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2016.

Rush Oh!
DB84108 9 hours 36 minutes
by Shirley Barrett
read by Merridy Eastman
New South Wales, 1908. After the death of her mother, Mary Davidson is responsible for rearing her five younger siblings as well as helping to support her father's whaling crews. Newcomer John Beck catches her attention, but he has secrets in his past. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Swans of Fifth Avenue
DB83768 12 hours 48 minutes
by Melanie Benjamin
read by various narrators
In the world of 1950s and 1960s New York, Truman Capote rules the social world, with his "swans" surrounding him, including Barbara "Babe" Paley, the wife of the president of CBS. They share their secrets with him—until Truman betrays their trust and publishes the gossip. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2016.

Sweet Caress: The Many Lives of Amory Clay
DB83475 13 hours 50 minutes
by William Boyd
read by Kristin Allison
Amory Clay details her life from the 1910s when she worshipped her uncle, a society photographer, until her death in the 1980s. Her tumultuous family life, love affairs, and interest in photography led her to fame as a chronicler of combat. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Cavendon Women
DB83810 14 hours 22 minutes
by Barbara Taylor Bradford
read by Anna Bentinck
The Inghams and Swanns, from Cavendon Hall (DB78897), participate in a family weekend in 1926, when joys are revealed and secrets threaten. As the decade progresses, an old enemy challenges the Swanns' loyalty to the Inghams. The Wall Street crash of 1929 endangers them all. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

At the Edge of the Orchard
DB84145 9 hours 3 minutes
by Tracy Chevalier
read by various narrators
James Goodenough moves his family to northwest Ohio in the 1830s, hoping to grow apples, but has chosen his land poorly. Wife Sadie is frequently drunk on hard cider and applejack. Youngest son Robert leaves as a child to seek his fortune in California. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Grail Quest, Books 1–3
DB83403 35 hours 20 minutes
by Bernard Cornwell
read by Jack Fox
First three books of the Grail Quest series, written between 2001 and 2003, following the exploits of English archer Thomas of Hookton during the Hundred Years' War as he searches for lost and stolen family relics. Includes The Archer's Tale, Vagabond, and Heretic. Violence and some strong language. 2003.

Last Bus to Wisdom
DB83412 15 hours 9 minutes
by Ivan Doig
read by Stephen Van Doren
1951. When eleven-year-old Donny's grandmother goes into the hospital for surgery, she sends him to her sister Kate in Wisconsin. Donny and Kate do not get along, so he decides to run home to Montana. Kate's husband Herman the German joins him. Some strong language. 2015.

The Debt of Tamar
DB83590 10 hours 19 minutes
by Nicole Dweck
read by Suzanne Toren
In the sixteenth century, the Mendez family flees Portugal ahead of the Inquisition. Matriarch Dona Antonia has been funding a secret Jewish community for decades, but they find safety in Istanbul. The family debt isn't repaid until five centuries later, when Selim Osman meets Hannah Herzikova in 2002. 2015.

Crooked Heart
DB83201 7 hours 42 minutes
by Lissa Evans
read by David Hartley-Margolin
At the beginning of World War II, Noel loses his godmother and is evacuated from London. He meets Vee, who constantly searches for money. Their schemes succeed when they work together, but they must avoid others who also realize the opportunity by the war. Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

Watch the Lady
DB83499 16 hours 30 minutes
by Elizabeth Fremantle
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Penelope Devereux has a place of honor in the court of Elizabeth I, thanks to her beauty and political acumen. As the queen ages, Penelope and her brother, the Earl of Essex, plot with James of Scotland to secure their future while trying to outwit the queen's enforcer, Robert Cecil. Some violence. 2015.

Flood of Fire
DB83178 23 hours 14 minutes
by Amitav Ghosh
read by Barry Bernson
Calcutta, 1839. Four people begin journeys to China to find their fortunes in differing ways in the expanding opium trade. The clipper ship the Ibis, from River of Smoke (DB73744), returns from Canton. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Tiffany Girl
DB83138 12 hours 58 minutes
by Deeanne Gist
read by Faith Potts
Just as Flossie Jayne's father is about to pull her from the School of Applied Design, Louis Tiffany asks her to join him in Chicago to build a stained glass chapel. Once there, Flossie is determined to become an independent woman, even though many would challenge her. 2015.

The Vatican Princess: A Novel of Lucrezia Borgia
DB84062 16 hours 5 minutes
by C.W. Gortner
read by Julia Whelan
1506. When Lucrezia Borgia's father, Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia, ascends to the papacy to become Alexander VI, she becomes a pampered pet of the papal court. France threatens invasion, and she is married off to a rival, setting off a series of romantic and political entanglements. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Front Lines
DB83819 13 hours 12 minutes
by Michael Grant
read by Catherine Byers
In this alternate World War II, females are eligible to be drafted to fight overseas. Never expecting to be sent to the front lines, three girls—Rio Richlin, Frangie Marr, and Rainy Schulterman—enlist and struggle with military sexism and racism. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

The Taming of the Queen
DB83308 16 hours 13 minutes
by Philippa Gregory
read by Kristin Allison
Kateryn Parr is enjoying an affair with her new lover, Thomas Seymour, when King Henry VIII proposes marriage. Believing that it is her duty, she accepts the offer. She must navigate a treacherous court as she builds relationships with her stepchildren. Some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Sunrise
DB83180 11 hours 42 minutes
by Victoria Hislop
read by Erin Jones
Cyprus, 1972. The Papacosta family runs the exclusive Sunrise hotel in the resort town of Famagusta. They flee when the Turkish army invades. The Turkish Özkan family moves into the Sunrise with their Greek neighbors, the Georgious. Some violence. 2014.

Flight of Dreams
DB84050 12 hours 42 minutes
by Ariel Lawhon
read by John Lee
Stewardess Emilie Imhof joins the crew of the Hindenburg on May 3, 1937, for its three-day journey to Lakehurst, New Jersey. She is courted by the navigator, Max Sable, but Emilie is hiding secrets. She is not the only one doing so. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Travels of Daniel Ascher
DB83595 4 hours 9 minutes
by Déborah Lévy-Bertherat
read by Cecelia Riddett
Archaeology student Hélène moves into an apartment in the building owned by her great uncle, Daniel Roche. She begins to uncover secrets hidden by Daniel, the author of a popular children's book series, that reveal the lives of Jewish children in 1940s France. Translated from the original 2013 French edition. 2015.

The High Mountains of Portugal
DB83872 10 hours 54 minutes
by Yann Martel
read by Mark Bramhall
In 1904 Lisbon, Tomás begins a search for an artifact that might redefine history. Thirty-five years later, an Agatha Christie devotee must deal with the consequences of Tomás's quest. Fifty years after that, a Canadian senator returns home to Portugal, dealing with his wife's death. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Sisi: Empress on Her Own
DB84022 17 hours 24 minutes
by Allison Pataki
read by Elizabeth Knowelden
Elisabeth, wife of Emperor Franz Joseph and affectionately known as Sisi, navigates the treacherous world of the nineteenth-century Austrian royal court. She finds refuge and love at her estate outside of Budapest, but she is called back to court when tragedy strikes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Three-Martini Lunch
DB84232 16 hours 55 minutes
by Suzanne Rindell
read by various narrators
Cliff Nelson desires to be like Hemingway, but spends more time drinking than writing. He elopes with his editor father's secretary, Eden, who has aspirations of being an editor herself. Their friend Miles's struggles intersect with their own at a party they host, and all strive for success. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

What the Lady Wants: A Novel of Marshall Field and the Gilded Age
DB83250 11 hours 40 minutes
by Renée Rosen
read by Kristin Allison
On the night of the Great Chicago Fire, seventeen-year-old Delia Spencer meets Marshall Field at a party. They become friends and, eventually, lovers despite both being married to other people. Their lives play out across the business and social booms of Chicago in the late nineteenth century. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Girl from Krakow
DB83230 16 hours 6 minutes
by Alex Rosenberg
read by J. Michael McCullough
Poland, 1935. Rita Feuerstahl has gone to Krakow to attend law school. There, she meets and marries Urs Guildenstern. Their marriage is not a happy one, and she begins an affair. Then the war intrudes, and the lives and identities of everyone are turned upside down. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Salt to the Sea
DB83767 8 hours 50 minutes
by Ruta Sepetys
read by various narrators
Toward the end of World War II, thousands of refugees desperately trek toward freedom. During this time, the paths of four very different young adults converge aboard the ship Wilhelm Gustloff. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2016.

The Architect's Apprentice
DB83286 16 hours 35 minutes
by Elif Shafak
read by L.J. Ganser
Jahan escorts Chota, a white elephant, to the palace of the Ottoman Empire's sultan. He soon becomes one of four apprentices to the chief royal architect, Sinan. As they work to build the empire, jealousies and hidden agendas interfere with relationships. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Summer before the War
DB84023 15 hours 49 minutes
by Helen Simonson
read by Fiona Hardingham
In 1914, Beatrice Nash arrives in the English village of Rye to teach Latin. Although the townspeople are suspicious of a lady Latin teacher, she is befriended by town leader Lady Agatha Kent and even begins a romance. But the outbreak of World War I changes everything. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

All the Stars in the Heavens
DB83495 15 hours 17 minutes
by Adriana Trigiani
read by Kristin Allison
After leaving the convent before taking her vows, Alda Ducci turns to Hollywood, becoming the assistant to starlet Loretta Young. Loretta is soon cast in The Call of the Wild, where she meets Clark Gable and their love affair begins. Alda also meets a young man. Some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Big Green Tent
DB83659 25 hours 52 minutes
by Ludmila Ulitskaya
read by Andy Pyle
Three boys—Ilya, Sanya, and Mikha—meet in school in 1950s Russia. All three have artistic leanings, but they come of age in Soviet Russia, where secret police and paranoia rule. Originally published in Russian in 2010. Some strong language. 2015.

The Night Stages
DB83263 12 hours 49 minutes
by Jane Urquhart
read by Laura Giannarelli
Tam has left her lover Niall. Her flight is delayed due to weather on Newfoundland, and she becomes transfixed by a mural in the terminal. As she contemplates it, the stories of Niall's lost brother, Kieran, and the mural's painter, Kenneth, are told. 2015.

DB83484 11 hours 47 minutes
by Kent Wascom
read by Jon Huffman
New Orleans, 1862. Twelve-year-old Joseph Woolsack's world is turned upside down with the invasion of the city by General Benjamin Butler; the death of his father, Angel; and the arrival of Marina Fandal, the only survivor of a shipwreck. Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

The Gold Eaters
DB83756 12 hours 57 minutes
by Ronald Wright
read by George Holmes
1526. A young Inca boy, Waman, is kidnapped by conquistadors while out fishing and taken to Spain to become an interpreter. When he returns to his homeland, he finds it and his family in turmoil. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.


Christmas Bells
DB83588 11 hours 23 minutes
by Jennifer Chiaverini
read by Catherine Byers
Even as she learns of budget cuts to the school system where she works, Sophia takes comfort in leading her church's children's holiday concert. The featured piece is set to the poem "Christmas Bells," by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Longfellow's own family's tribulations in 1863 contributed to the poem's creation. 2015.

Christmas in July and It Happened at Christmas
DB83045 19 hours 4 minutes
by Debbie Mason
read by various narrators
In Christmas in July, nearly eighteen months after Grace Flaherty's husband Jack went missing in action, he comes home with no memory of his wife or son. It Happened at Christmas has Skye meeting with her former one-night stand, mayor Ethan. Some strong language. 2014.

A Christmas Escape
DB83658 2 hours 45 minutes
by Anne Perry
read by Jack Fox
Recent widower Charles Latterly hopes that a winter holiday trip to Stromboli, a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian, will help his state of mind. However, with the exception of an orphaned teen, his fellow guests are a crabby lot. When a murder occurs, Charles realizes the killer is a guest. 2015.

A Christmas Homecoming
DB83650 5 hours 29 minutes
by Anne Perry
read by Jill Ferris
Charlotte Pitt's mother, Caroline, travels with her much younger husband's theater troupe to a remote Yorkshire fishing village for the holiday. Their plan to put on a private production of Dracula for their wealthy host is hampered—first by a poor script and then by a murder. 2011.

Human Relationships

The Prize
DB83859 8 hours 52 minutes
by Jill Bialosky
read by Mare Trevathan
Art dealer Edward Darby takes painter Agnes Murray under his wing. Edward struggles to balance the demands of his own family with Agnes, who is vying for a prestigious art prize, and his growing infatuation with sculptor Julia. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Some Boys
DB83443 10 hours 55 minutes
by Patty Blount
read by Nona Pipes
Grace was shunned by her friends and her own father after she accuses the town golden boy of rape. Now she wonders if she can ever trust Ian, a classmate who is funny, kind, and has secrets of his own. Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

The Gilded Life of Matilda Duplaine
DB83817 10 hours 16 minutes
by Alex Brunkhorst
read by L.J. Ganser
As a young reporter at the Los Angeles Times, Thomas Cleary mixes with the rich and famous of Hollywood. Everything changes when he meets and falls in love with Matilda Duplaine, the mysterious and reclusive daughter of a wealthy studio head. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Everybody Rise
DB83359 12 hours 24 minutes
by Stephanie Clifford
read by Abigail Maupin
Evelyn Beegan gets a job at a tech startup aimed at New York’s young superrich, and she must use all her connections to try to increase membership. But the price for mingling in these rarified circles might be too high. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Wife 22
DB84231 12 hours 10 minutes
by Melanie Gideon
read by Cassandra Campbell
Alice loves her husband, William, but they’ve been married a long time. She is invited to participate in an online survey about love and marriage, where she finds herself baring her soul to a man she knows only as Researcher 101. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

The Boy Who Went Away
DB83710 6 hours 21 minutes
by Eli Gottlieb
read by Stephen Van Doren
As school lets out for the summer, Denny Graubart snoops on various family secrets and half-truths. Overriding all of this is his brother, Fad, whom their mother has fought to keep out of an institution. Those days may now be over. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1997.

DB83709 10 hours 19 minutes
by Lauren Groff
read by Mare Trevathan
A group of idealists forms a commune in 1970s New York State on the grounds of the decaying Arcadia House mansion. The child known as Bit grows up in the community and is an eyewitness to its history. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

The Things We Keep
DB83812 9 hours 51 minutes
by Sally Hepworth
read by various narrators
Thirty-eight-year-old Anna moves to a residential care facility after being diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s. There she bonds with Luke, a fellow "young" resident suffering from dementia. Eve works at the facility after her husband loses all their money, but meeting Anna gives her a perspective on loss. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

DB83805 10 hours 30 minutes
by Patricia Highsmith
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Therese is working at a department store as she tries to become an apprentice stage designer. While at the store, she meets an older woman named Carol. They begin a romantic relationship, despite Carol's marriage and Therese's boyfriend. Basis for the 2015 Oscar-nominated movie. (Previously titled The Price of Salt.) Some descriptions of sex. 1952.

Imperium: A Fiction of the South Seas
DB83632 5 hours 22 minutes
by Christian Kracht
read by Joe Peck
August Engelhardt travels to the South Pacific to found a colony to worship the sun and coconuts. He settles on the island of Kabakon. His interactions with fellow German colonists, area natives, and nature itself are fraught. Translated from the original 2012 German edition. 2015.

The Borrower
DB83480 9 hours 32 minutes
by Rebecca Makkai
read by Kate Kiley
Children's librarian Lucy Hull discovers ten-year-old Ian Drake hiding out in the stacks after closing one night. Ian is determined to get away from his controlling parents, who try to restrict what he reads to anti-gay literature. Ian draws Lucy into his plan. Some strong language. 2011.

How to Be a Grown-Up
DB83224 8 hours 30 minutes
by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
read by Emily Maixner
Rory McGovern returns to work after her husband leaves home. Not only is she suddenly a single parent, but her new job at a tech startup has her working with millennials half her age. From the authors of The Nanny Diaries (DB54032). Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Little Red Chairs
DB84174 9 hours 42 minutes
by Edna O'Brien
read by Juliet Stevenson
Dr. Vladimir Dragan, a holistic healer from the Balkans, arrives one day in a small village in Ireland. Fidelma McBride begins an affair with Dragan, leaving her devastated when he is accused of being a war criminal. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Drag Teen
DB84226 6 hours 7 minutes
by Jeffery Self
read by Jeffery Self
JT is a gay high school senior determined to be the first person in his family to go to college. His friends convince him to compete in a drag teen competition where the first prize is a college scholarship. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high readers. 2016.

DB84222 13 hours 23 minutes
by Curtis Sittenfeld
read by Cassandra Campbell
Contemporary retelling of Pride and Prejudice (DB50549) that moves the action to Cincinnati. Sisters Liz and Jane return from New York to help with their ill father. Liz has been having an affair with married man John Wick, when she meets handsome neurosurgeon Fitzwilliam Darcy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

DB83728 10 hours 24 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Carol Jacobanis
TV news reporter Ginny Carter’s husband and son are killed in a car accident at Christmastime. Grieving, Ginny becomes a human rights worker in New York, where she meets a special homeless boy named Blue, recovering from his own trauma. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2016.

The Serpent King
DB83873 9 hours 9 minutes
by Jeff Zentner
read by various narrators
In rural Tennessee, musician Dill, the son of a frequently imprisoned Pentecostal preacher, and his two outcast friends struggle to remain true to themselves as they contemplate their futures during their final year of high school. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

The Cook, the Crook, and the Real Estate Tycoon: A Novel of Contemporary China
DB83360 9 hours 15 minutes
by Liu Zhenyun
read by Barry Bernson
Liu Yuejin is a worksite cook and a thief, whose bag is stolen. While searching for it, he discovers another bag which contains a USB card detailing corruption of high officials and putting him in danger. Translated from the original 2007 Chinese edition. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.


The Tunnel of Love
DB83522 8 hours 35 minutes
by Peter De Vries
read by Gary Telles
An early satirical tale by an acclaimed New Yorker humorist. Interlacing his novel with puns and one-liners, De Vries skewers pretensions and adulterous follies among magazine artists and editors in the 1950s New York City suburbs. Some descriptions of sex. 1954.

Without a Stitch in Time: A Selection of the Best Humorous Short Pieces
DB83496 11 hours 10 minutes
by Peter De Vries
read by Stephen Van Doren
Forty-six stories by acclaimed humorist Peter De Vries, written between 1943 and 1972, most of them for the New Yorker. De Vries takes aim at pretension and complacency—particularly among well-to-do, postwar New York City suburbanites. 1972.

Kill the Boy Band
DB83876 6 hours 56 minutes
by Goldy Moldavsky
read by Barrett Wilbert Weed
Four fan-girls follow the Ruperts, a British boy band, everywhere. But when one of them literally drags Rupert Pierpont to their New York City hotel room and ties him up, things go from hilariously complicated to deadly. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Etta Mae's Worst Bad-Luck Day
DB83507 9 hours 43 minutes
by Ann B. Ross
read by Emily Maixner
Miss Julia's sidekick, Etta Mae Wiggins, stars in this story as she grabs at a chance to leave her trailer-park life behind. She has her sights set on the wealthy elderly man she is working for—but his son and her exes may thwart Etta's plans. 2014.

Mirages of the Mind
DB82824 15 hours 26 minutes
by Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi
read by Steven Carpenter
Basharat Ali Farooqi's life is one of misadventure, even as he schemes for a better life. He relocates with his family to Pakistan during the Partition and tries to settle in, but he longs for the childhood home he remembers. Translated from the 1990 Urdu edition. Some strong language. 2015.

Legal Themes

The Advocate's Daughter
DB84017 9 hours 4 minutes
by Anthony Franze
read by Robert Petkoff
Just as lawyer Sean Serrat learns he's on the short list for the U.S. Supreme Court, his daughter, Abby, a talented and dedicated law student, is killed. The immediate arrest of her boyfriend, Malik Montgomery, a law clerk at the high court, is assumed to be racially motivated. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Violent Crimes: An Amanda Jaffe Novel
DB83935 7 hours 12 minutes
by Phillip Margolin
read by Gary Tipton
Amanda Jaffe accepts a referral from tax attorney Christine Larson when her paralegal Tom Beatty is arrested in a bar fight. After Amanda gets the charge dropped, Tom is rearrested—this time for murdering Christine—right after Christine confided in him about corruption in their firm. Strong language and some violence. 2016.

Corrupted: A Rosato & DiNunzio Novel
DB83169 12 hours 24 minutes
by Lisa Scottoline
read by Mare Trevathan
Years ago, Bennie Rosato unsuccessfully defended twelve-year-old Jason Lefkavick, who was jailed for standing up to a bully. Now, Jason has been charged with murdering that same bully, but he swears he was framed. Despite incriminating evidence, Bennie is determined to save him this time. Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

Medical Themes

Hart and Drake Thrillers, Books 1–4
DB83558 39 hours 58 minutes
by CJ Lyons
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
The first four books featuring Pittsburgh ER doctor Hart and Detective Drake, written between 2009 and 2014. In Nerves of Steel, Dr. Hart investigates drug thefts from her hospital. Includes Sleight of Hand, Face to Face, and Eye of the Storm. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Mystery and Detective

Robert B. Parker's Slow Burn
DB84138 6 hours 25 minutes
by Ace Atkins
read by Joe Mantegna
A fire at a boarded-up Catholic church lit up Boston’s South End, killing three trapped firefighters. A year later there are still no answers about how it started. Firefighter Jack McGee—who lost his best friend in the blaze—suspects arson and takes the case to PI Spenser. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Margaret Truman's Internship in Murder: A Capital Crimes Novel
DB83704 12 hours 55 minutes
by Donald Bain
read by Erik Sandvold
Twenty-two-year-old Laura's father sets up an internship for her with his friend, Florida congressman Hal Gannon. They begin an affair, but she soon realizes she's not the only one with whom he cheats. After threatening to tell her father, Laura goes missing. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Boar Island: An Anna Pigeon Novel
DB84240 12 hours 20 minutes
by Nevada Barr
read by Barbara Rosenblat
Park ranger Anna Pigeon has had to deal with all manner of crimes and misdemeanors, but cyber-bullying and stalking is a new one. When her friend's adopted teenage daughter becomes suicidal over being targeted, Anna moves them to Boar Island. But the stalker finds them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Booktown Mysteries, Books 5–8
DB83256 38 hours 45 minutes
by Lorna Barrett
read by Margaret Strom
Four novels, written between 2011 and 2014, in the series featuring New Hampshire mystery bookstore owner Tricia Miles. Includes Sentenced to Death, Murder on the Half Shelf, Not the Killing Type, and Book Clubbed, in which Tricia investigates a murder involving an unusual weapon—a bookcase. Includes recipes. 2014.

Cut to the Bone and The Breaking Point
DB83416 29 hours 7 minutes
by Jefferson Bass
read by Erik Sandvold
Two novels featuring Tennessee forensic anthropologist Bill Brockton. Cut to the Bone, which includes the novella Jordan's Stormy Banks, tells how Brockton launched his macabre postmortem research facility. The Breaking Point—set ten years later—has Brockton identifying the remains of a plane crash victim. Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

Hamish Macbeth, Books 25–27
DB83494 21 hours 1 minute
by M.C. Beaton
read by Jon Huffman
Three mysteries, written between 2010 and 2012, featuring Scottish Highlands police Sergeant Hamish Macbeth, from the remote village of Lochdubh. Includes Death of a Valentine, Death of a Chimney Sweep, and Death of a Kingfisher, in which a ploy to draw tourists to Lochdubh takes a deadly turn. 2012.

The Long and Faraway Gone
DB83664 15 hours 4 minutes
by Lou Berney
read by Andy Pyle
Back in his hometown, Oklahoma City, for a job, PI Wyatt also investigates the 1986 theater robbery that left him the lone surviving employee. Meanwhile, nurse Julianna searches for clues in her older sister's disappearance from the fair that same year. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Even the Dead: A Quirke Novel
DB83808 9 hours 29 minutes
by Benjamin Black
read by John Keating
Irish pathologist Quirke's latest case—a suspicious death and a pregnant woman suddenly gone missing—leads him inexorably toward the dark machinations of an old foe. Quirke—still suffering hallucinations and blackouts from an old head injury caused by a savage beating—seeks the assistance of his old friend Inspector Hackett. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Nathan Heller, Books 1–3
DB82810 36 hours 49 minutes
by Max Allan Collins
read by Ray Foushee
First three novels in the series about ex-cop-turned-private-eye Nate Heller, which are set in 1930s mob-run Chicago. Includes True Detective, True Crime, and The Million-Dollar Wound, in which an injured Heller returns from duty in the Guadalcanal foxholes. Strong language, descriptions of sex, and some violence. 1987.

Depraved Heart: A Scarpetta Novel
DB83247 13 hours 11 minutes
by Patricia Cornwell
read by Mare Trevathan
As Dr. Kay Scarpetta is working a suspicious death scene, she is texted a video—set in her niece Lucy's FBI dorm room years earlier. It is supposedly from Lucy, but Kay soon realizes she's being dangerously toyed with once again by Lucy's former lover Carrie. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2015.

Murder in a Minor Key: A Murder She Wrote Mystery
DB83718 8 hours 23 minutes
by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain
read by Suzanne Duvall
In the Big Easy promoting her novel, Jessica Fletcher stays an extra week for their annual jazz festival. But she must turn to sleuthing when a friend becomes the second man in a month to be found dead at a voodoo queen's tomb. 2001.

Queen Bees Quilt Mysteries, Books 1–4
DB83134 25 hours 55 minutes
by Sally Goldenbaum and Marnette Falley
read by Margaret Strom
Four books, written between 2003 and 2008, in the series featuring writer and quilter Po Paltrow, who belongs to a sleuthing quilting group with seven other women in a Kansas college town. Includes Murders on Elderberry Road, A Murder of Taste, Murder on a Starry Night, and Dog-Gone Murder. 2008.

The Girls She Left Behind: A Lizzie Snow Novel
DB83836 10 hours 22 minutes
by Sarah Graves
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Transplanted Boston homicide detective Lizzie Snow, last seen in Winter at the Door (DB80489), is still working in Bearkill, Maine, hoping to find her niece. Now a kidnapping rapist who escaped custody is thought to be in the area—and a teen girl is missing. Violence and strong language. 2016.

Lost and Gone Forever
DB84235 10 hours 37 minutes
by Alex Grecian
read by John Curless
1893. The Scotland Yard Murder Squad has changed dramatically. Rash actions cost Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith his job, and in response he set up his own detective agency. Inspector Walter Day has been missing for a year—and there is a strong suspicion that Saucy Jack has him. Hammersmith investigates. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Deadly Assets: A Badge of Honor Novel, Book 12
DB83661 9 hours 45 minutes
by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth
read by Jack Fox
Although he has been cleared of any wrongdoing in officer-involved shootings, twenty-seven-year-old Philadelphia homicide sergeant Matt Payne is named public enemy number one by activists when homicide rates hit an all-time high. Meanwhile Payne investigates the death of a journalist. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

A Midsummer's Equation
DB84018 11 hours 40 minutes
by Keigo Higashino
read by P.J. Ochlan
Physicist Manabu Yukawa, aka "Detective Galileo," travels to Hari Cove—a once-popular summer resort town—to speak at a conference on a controversial planned underwater mining operation. That night, one of the resort's guests is found dead on the seashore at the base of the local cliffs. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailler Mysteries, 4–7
DB83246 48 hours 44 minutes
by Susan Hill
read by Joe Wilson
Novels four through seven, written between 2008 and 2012, featuring Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailler. Includes The Vows of Silence, The Shadows in the Street, The Betrayal of Trust, and A Question of Identity, in which three elderly Lafferton women are found strangled. Some violence and some strong language. 2012.

The Shadow Cabinet: The Shades of London, Book 3
DB83238 9 hours 10 minutes
by Maureen Johnson
read by Teresa Willis
Still reeling from the tragedy in The Madness Underneath (DB77185), Rory and her friends look into the disappearance of Charlotte, a fellow classmate who has ties to their mutual therapist and a cult organization. But time is running out. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Booklover's Mysteries, Books 4–6
DB83080 32 hours 31 minutes
by Julie Kaewert
read by Gary Tipton
Three novels, written between 1999 and 2002, in the series featuring Alex Plumtree, owner of London's Plumtree Press. Includes Untitled, Unsigned, and Uncatalogued, in which Plumtree marries his American fiancée Sarah and becomes embroiled in the mystery surrounding an uncatalogued seventeenth-century document by Samuel Pepys. Some strong language. 2002.

Bell Elkins, Books 3–4
DB83362 20 hours 6 minutes
by Julia Keller
read by Teresa Willis
Two novels, written in 2014 and 2015, featuring county prosecutor Bell Elkins in Ackers Gap, West Virginia. In Summer of the Dead, Bell investigates the killings of two men while dealing with her ex-con sister. In Last Ragged Breath, a loner and dog rescuer faces murder charges. Violence and strong language. 2015.

Anonymous Sources
DB83726 10 hours 4 minutes
by Mary Louise Kelly
read by Catherine Byers
When Thom Carlyle falls to his death from a Harvard tower, Chronicle reporter Alexandra James is nearby and offers to cover it. Did the son of the U.S. president's attorney jump to his death? Or was he pushed? Some violence and some strong language. 2013.

The Other Side of Silence
DB83765 10 hours 19 minutes
by Philip Kerr
read by John Lee
The war is over. Bernie Gunther, sardonic former Berlin homicide detective and unwilling SS officer, is now living on the French Riviera. It is 1956 and Bernie is the go-to guy at the Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, when W. Somerset Maugham comes to him for help with blackmailers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Father Koesler Mysteries, 19–21
DB83182 25 hours 24 minutes
by William X. Kienzle
read by Jack Fox
Three novels, written between 1997 and 1999, featuring sleuthing Detroit priest Father Koesler. Includes The Man Who Loved God, The Greatest Evil, and No Greater Love, in which the priest—now retired—investigates a murder at St. Joseph’s Seminary, where he has taken up residence. Some violence and some strong language. 1999.

Strong Light of Day: A Caitlin Strong Novel
DB83656 11 hours 33 minutes
by Jon Land
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Fifth-generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong conducts a multifaceted investigation. The classmates of her outlaw lover's son go missing during a camping trip, a rancher becomes crazed after his cattle are found stripped to the bone, and an evil billionaire has developed a dangerous product. Violence and strong language. 2015.

The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine
DB83596 7 hours 47 minutes
by Alexander McCall Smith
read by Cecelia Riddett
Because business is slow at her detective agency, Precious Ramotswe takes her first vacation. But of course she immediately feels compelled to help a boy whom she meets to get out of trouble. Meanwhile—in her absence—a case arrives. A woman wants them to investigate claims against her Botswanan politician father. Bestseller. 2015.

I Am Your Judge
DB83606 16 hours 26 minutes
by Nele Neuhaus
read by Kristin Allison
German detectives Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein investigate the sniper shooting death of an older woman walking her dog. Soon after, a grandmother is shot through her kitchen window. The killer sends puzzling obituaries, signing them "The Judge." Originally published in German in 2014. Violence and some strong language. 2015.

Betrayal: An Empty Coffin Novel
DB83477 7 hours 39 minutes
by Gregg Olsen
read by Mare Trevathan
Twins Hayley and Taylor explore new facts about their past while investigating the bizarre murder of Olivia, a foreign exchange student whose new best friend has been accused of the crime. Sequel to Envy (DB73684). Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2012.

Charlotte and Thomas Pitt, Books 29–30
DB83459 21 hours 22 minutes
by Anne Perry
read by David Cutler
Two mysteries, written in 2014 and 2015, featuring Victorian London Special Branch commander Thomas Pitt and his wife, Charlotte. Includes Death on Blackheath and The Angel Court Affair. In the latter, a well-known religious woman, under Pitt's protection while visiting from Spain, disappears. Then, two members of her entourage are murdered. 2015.

Corridors of the Night: A William Monk Novel
DB83526 10 hours 12 minutes
by Anne Perry
read by Nick DePinto
Thames River police commander frantically searches for his own wife—nurse Hester Monk—after she discovers a deadly experiment being conducted in her hospital. Two scientists working feverishly on a blood disease cure are determined to prevent Hester from exposing their unethical methods. 2015.

Brotherhood in Death
DB83804 12 hours 49 minutes
by J.D. Robb
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Although it is not a homicide, NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas agrees to handle the investigation when the husband of her colleague, Dr. Mira, is knocked out and his high-powered cousin kidnapped. But the case's twists and turns bring out Eve's childhood pain. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Stabbing in the Senate: A Washington Whodunit
DB83491 6 hours 36 minutes
by Colleen J. Shogan
read by Teresa Willis
When Senate staffer Kit Marshall arrives at the office early hoping to slip an overdue memo into Senator Langsford's inbox, she finds him dead in his chair—stabbed by the replica of an Army helicopter. After being ruled out as a suspect, Kit begins investigating the murder. Some strong language. 2016.

Mike Hammer, Books 14–16
DB83457 23 hours 42 minutes
by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins
read by Gregory Gorton
Three novels in the series featuring New York City PI Mike Hammer, which were completed after Mickey Spillane's death by Max Allan Collins from 2008 to 2011. Includes The Goliath Bone, The Big Bang, and Kiss Her Goodbye. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

Mike Hammer, Books 17–20
DB83497 24 hours 55 minutes
by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins
read by various narrators
Four novels featuring NYC private investigator Mike Hammer, which were completed after Mickey Spillane's death by Max Allan Collins from 2012 to 2015. Includes Lady Go Die!, Complex 90, King of the Weeds, and Kill Me, Darling. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Emperor of Any Place
DB83653 12 hours 12 minutes
by Tim Wynne-Jones
read by Erik Sandvold
After the sudden death of Evan's father, a stranger asks him to find a mysterious diary in his father's study. Knowing that the diary of a stranded World War II Japanese soldier and his estranged grandfather are connected, Evan covertly tries to uncover its secrets. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Occult and Horror

The Shapeshifters: The Kiesha'ra of the Den of Shadows
DB82726 25 hours 4 minutes
by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
read by Mary Kane
Compilation includes five complete novels: Hawksong, Snakecharm, Falcondance, Wolfcry, and Wyvernhail. In a land that has been at war so long that no one remembers the reason for fighting, the two ruling shapeshifter factions agree to marry, in the hope of bringing peace. For senior high and older readers. 2003.

The Scarlet Gospels
DB83531 11 hours 31 minutes
by Clive Barker
read by Rob Sivak
Former cop Harry D’Amour faces off with the demonic priest Pinhead, from the Hellraiser films, after the Cenobite priest kidnaps Harry’s friend Norma and takes her to hell. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

DB84238 15 hours 32 minutes
by M.R. Carey
read by Finty Williams
Addict Jess Moulson wakes in the hospital with no memory of the fire she started while high on heroin, scarring her own face and killing Alex, a boy who lived upstairs. She lands in Fellside, a prison on the Yorkshire Moors, where Alex's ghost visits. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Best Horror of the Year, Volume 7
DB83349 20 hours 13 minutes
edited by Ellen Datlow
read by J.P. Linton
A collection of twenty-two short horror stories and novelettes published in 2014. Among the authors are Angela Slatter, Genevieve Valentine, Caitlín R. Kiernan, and Brian Evenson. Also includes a summary of the year 2014 in the horror genre for all print media. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Baen Big Book of Monsters
DB83163 17 hours 53 minutes
edited by Hank Davis
read by Jason Culp
Twenty-one short stories of giant monsters (mostly) bent on destruction. The collection contains both classic reprints and original stories from authors writing in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres. Authors include Robert Bloch, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert E. Howard, and H.P. Lovecraft. Violence and some strong language. 2014.

The Savage Grace: A Dark Divine Novel
DB83705 10 hours 36 minutes
by Bree Despain
read by Mare Trevathan
After a brush with death in The Lost Saint (DB73327), Grace Divine must find a way to prevent her one true love, Daniel, from being stuck in wolf form. She must also seek a way to save her family from destruction. For senior high and older readers. 2012.

The Enemy Series, Books 4–6
DB82831 39 hours 38 minutes
by Charlie Higson
read by Gary Telles
Novels four through six, written between 2012 and 2015, featuring a group of kids in London dodging a horde of adult zombies. Includes The Sacrifice, The Fallen, and The Hunted. Sequel to The Fear (DB75923). Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
DB83324 18 hours 11 minutes
by Stephen King
read by Jeff Allin
A collection of twenty old, new, and newly revised stories and poems from the master of horror and suspense. Each entry is introduced by King, with insights into their creation. The stories range from the mundane to the fantastic and horrific. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Predator One
DB83483 19 hours 7 minutes
by Jonathan Maberry
read by Alec Volz
Joe Ledger and the Department of Military Sciences face their biggest threat as someone subverts the world's technology. Flying drones, automated cars, commuter trains, and more have all gone haywire, leaving Joe and his team racing to find the culprit. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Chapelwood: The Borden Dispatches, Book 2
DB83702 12 hours 30 minutes
by Cherie Priest
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Many years after the events of Maplecroft (DB80773), Lizzie Borden is living in 1920s Birmingham, Alabama. A series of axe murders turns up ties to the dark Lovecraftian monsters Lizzie has fought in the past. Violence. 2015.

DB83752 11 hours 0 minutes
by Veronica Rossi
read by Dan Bittner
After regaining consciousness from a seemingly fatal accident, eighteen-year-old US Army Ranger Gideon Blake discovers that he is War, one of the legendary Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Together with Conquest, Famine, and Death, he must save humanity from an ancient evil. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

The Fifth House of the Heart
DB83577 12 hours 19 minutes
by Ben Tripp
read by Gregory Gorton
None of his colleagues in the antiques collecting world knows Asmodeus "Sax" Saxon-Tang’s secret of success: he robs vampires. When a vampire trying to rebuild her looted collection targets the elderly Sax, he’s a dead man if he can’t find and kill her first. Violence and some strong language. 2015.

Psychological Themes

The Blue Guitar
DB83729 9 hours 39 minutes
by John Banville
read by Jeremy Gage
Artist and petty thief Oliver Orme returns to his hometown. Olly is suffering a mid-life crisis after his affair with his best friend’s wife is discovered, and he decides to quit painting. He tries to figure out where his life went wrong. Some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Try Not to Breathe
DB83697 11 hours 18 minutes
by Holly Seddon
read by various narrators
Destructive habits cost Alex Dale her marriage and her journalism career. Then Alex discovers Amy Stevenson, who was found unconscious fifteen years ago after a merciless assault. Thought to be comatose, Amy is actually conscious but paralyzed, reliving the past. Alex begins visiting Amy and then investigating her assault. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Religious Themes

Game of Queens: A Novel of Vashti and Esther
DB83202 15 hours 34 minutes
by India Edghill
read by Kristin Allison
In the court of Ahasuerus, King of Kings, Vashti, his Queen of Queens, refuses to follow his disrespectful orders. When Vashti is set aside and a new queen sought out, Esther rises to power. Both are advised by the prophet Daniel. Some violence. 2015.

DB83723 2 hours 48 minutes
by Anita N. Feng
read by Erin Jones
In modern-day Massachusetts, young Sid follows the path of his namesake—Siddhartha, the Buddha. From birth to death, Sid's life mirrors Siddhartha's, as he learns and grows in enlightenment. 2015.

Courtships of Lancaster County, Books 1–4
DB83467 39 hours 49 minutes
by Leslie Gould
read by Theresa Conkin
Four Amish romances written between 2012 and 2014, inspired by Shakespeare’s plays. In Courting Cate, the eldest daughter must marry before her sister. Adoring Addie features feuding families. In Minding Molly, a woman must wed to save the family farm. Finally, in Becoming Bea, a bickering couple fall in love. 2014.

Luther and Katharina: A Novel of Love and Rebellion
DB83787 11 hours 55 minutes
by Jody Hedlund
read by Erin Jones
Nun Katharina von Bora escapes the convent she has lived in since the age of five. Enthralled by the words and actions of Martin Luther, she goes to follow him. They form a bond, but outside forces threaten both Luther and Katharina. Some violence. 2015.

The Photograph
DB83549 8 hours 8 minutes
by Beverly Lewis
read by Elisabeth Rodgers
After the death of their parents, sisters Eva, Frona, and Lily face big changes. Lily runs away from their Amish community, and Eva feels herself drawn to Jed, a buggy maker newly arrived in town. He carries a photograph of a young woman Eva recognizes. 2015.


Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
DB83557 6 hours 21 minutes
by Becky Albertalli
read by Jordan Leigh
Not-so-openly-gay Simon Spier is blackmailed into playing wingman for his high school classmate with the threat that his sexual identity—and that of his secret pen-pal Blue—will be revealed. Strong language. William C. Morris Award. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

New Leaf: Mystic Creek, Book 2
DB83807 9 hours 41 minutes
by Catherine Anderson
read by Mare Trevathan
Taffeta Brown moves to Mystic Creek after a rough divorce leaves her without custody of her daughter. Taffeta proposes to local deputy sheriff Barney Sterling, hoping that marriage to the most respected man in town will help her regain custody. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2016.

The Proposal
DB83560 11 hours 10 minutes
by Mary Balogh
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Young, aristocratic widow Gwendoline is walking along the Cornish coastline when she twists her ankle. Hugo, a man from the merchant class who earned his noble title in the Napoleonic Wars, rescues her, and sparks fly. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

Do Not Forsake Me
DB83292 15 hours 4 minutes
by Rosanne Bittner
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Miranda and Jake Harkner built a life together in the Oklahoma Territory. Jake is a US Marshal atoning for his gunslinger days, but his sins come back to haunt him when outlaws kidnap Miranda. Sequel to Outlaw Hearts (DB40634). Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Game of Love and Death
DB83417 10 hours 8 minutes
by Martha Brockenbrough
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Seattle, 1937. Two seventeen-year-olds, Henry, who is Caucasian, and Flora, who is African American, become unwitting pawns in a high-stakes game played by two immortal figures—Love and Death. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

In Firefly Valley: Texas Crossroads, Book 2
DB83261 11 hours 20 minutes
by Amanda Cabot
read by Anne Hancock
After losing her job, Marisa returns home to Dupree, Texas, where she lands a new job at a local resort. Blake is a writer in town for the wedding of Kate and Greg from At Bluebonnet Lake (DB80087). The two share an instant attraction, but Blake has a secret. 2015.

Siren's Call: Rainshadow, Book 4
DB83575 7 hours 35 minutes
by Jayne Castle
read by Lise Bruneau
Hired to clear the catacombs of Rainshadow Island of alien creatures with deadly songs, Rafe Coppersmith needs to find a musician and turns to old flame Ella Morgan. Ella has a secret: she is a siren, able to sing men to death. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Lord of Scoundrels
DB83391 12 hours 54 minutes
by Loretta Chase
read by Terry Donnelly
When her brother falls under the influence of the notorious Sebastian Ballister, Marquess of Dain, Jessica Trent is determined to save him. Dain usually wants nothing to do with proper ladies, but he has met his match in Jessica. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1995.

Santa in Montana
DB83576 5 hours 56 minutes
by Janet Dailey
read by Nick DePinto
The Calders are hosting a family Christmas reunion, and Chase is determined to make this a memorable holiday for his widowed daughter, Cat. With a little matchmaking effort, Chase introduces her to his acquaintance Wade Rogers, and a bit of holiday magic occurs. Some strong language. 2010.

When a Scot Ties the Knot
DB83795 9 hours 18 minutes
by Tessa Dare
read by Theresa Conkin
To avoid her London season, shy Madeline Gracechurch invents a Scottish fiancé named Captain Logan MacKenzie. After years of what she thought was a one-sided correspondence, she kills him off. Imagine Maddie's surprise when the real Captain MacKenzie shows up on her doorstep. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Bollywood Bride
DB83783 12 hours 6 minutes
by Sonali Dev
read by Carol Dines
Despite playing happy brides in countless Bollywood movies, Ria Parkar is cool and aloof in real life. That is, until she returns home to Chicago, where she runs into her childhood sweetheart and faces the consequences of decisions made years before. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Adventurers' Club Series, Books 1–3
DB83290 34 hours 13 minutes
by Suzanne Enoch
read by various narrators
Three historical romances, written between 2009 and 2010, with dashing, adventurous, rogue heroes wooing proper English ladies. Includes The Care and Taming of a Rogue, A Lady’s Guide to Improper Behavior, and Rules of an Engagement. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2010.

Wild Cat
DB83909 15 hours 38 minutes
by Christine Feehan
read by Karen White
Siena Arnotto meets Elijah Lospostos when she agrees to deliver a gift for her grandfather. Siena, who is coming into her Leopard heritage, discovers she was being used as bait in a secret plot, leaving her with no one to trust but Elijah. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Cowboy Take Me Away and Baby, It's You
DB83468 19 hours 7 minutes
by Jane Graves
read by Teresa Willis
Two romances set in Texas. In Cowboy Take Me Away, Shannon runs an animal shelter that’s struggling, until a handsome cowboy comes to the rescue. Baby, It’s You has runaway bride Kari Worthington looking for work at a Hill Country winery and finding love. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

If You Only Knew
DB83548 16 hours 8 minutes
by Kristan Higgins
read by Carol Jacobanis
Sisters Rachel and Jenny have always been close, but they will need each other more than ever. Jenny moves back to her hometown, looking for a new start away from her ex-husband, while Rachel’s idyllic family life starts to fall apart. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

My American Duchess
DB83833 12 hours 51 minutes
by Eloisa James
read by Madelyn Buzzard
American heiress Merry Pelford has already broken two previous engagements when she agrees to marry Lord Cedric Allardyce. She is determined to see this marriage through, however, until she meets her fiancé’s brother, the Duke of Trent. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Brown-Eyed Girl
DB83437 8 hours 54 minutes
by Lisa Kleypas
read by Pilar Witherspoon
Wedding planner Avery Crosslin doesn’t believe in love, preferring to keep an emotional distance and focus on her career. Photographer Joe Travis might just be the man to change her mind. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Cold-Hearted Rake
DB83589 13 hours 24 minutes
by Lisa Kleypas
read by Terry Donnelly
Charming rake Devon Ravenel inherits a debt-ridden earldom from his cousin Theo, along with the care of Theo’s young sisters. The late earl’s beautiful widow, Kathleen, is also in residence, and the two fight each other and their mutual attraction. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Secret Sisters
DB83613 9 hours 37 minutes
by Jayne Ann Krentz
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Madeline Chase has not returned to Cooper Island since she and her grandmother left after a traumatic event when she was twelve. Now her grandmother is dead, and Madeline is back with security expert Jack Rayner by her side. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2015.

Shadow Ops Trilogy
DB83017 24 hours 1 minute
by CJ Lyons
read by Nick DePinto
Trilogy written between 2009 and 2012, featuring operatives from an anti-terrorist group, the Special Threats Response Team, and the romances that develop during covert missions. Includes Chasing Shadows, Lost in Shadows, and Edge of Shadows. Violence, explicit descriptions of sex, and some strong language. 2012.

Highlander Series, Books 1–3
DB83386 32 hours 9 minutes
by Julianne MacLean
read by Terry Donnelly
Three historical romances, published in 2011, featuring fierce warriors from the eighteenth-century Highlands of Scotland accustomed to taking what they want. Includes Captured by the Highlander, Claimed by the Highlander, and Seduced by the Highlander. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

Marry Me at Christmas
DB83806 7 hours 4 minutes
by Susan Mallery
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Bridal boutique owner Madeline Krug agrees to plan the Christmas wedding for a local groom whose bride is out of town. The bride’s brother, movie star Jonny Blaze, steps in to help, with romantic results. Some descriptions of sex. 2015.

DB83754 15 hours 45 minutes
by Karen Marie Moning
read by Terry Donnelly
The wall between the human realm and Faery has been destroyed. Only the Song of Making can save Earth from being overrun by the Fae, but Mac and Barrons are not the only ones seeking it. Sequel to Burned (DB80718). Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2016.

Beach House Memories
DB83651 13 hours 47 minutes
by Mary Alice Monroe
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Lovie Rutledge has always treasured the cottage where she spent happy summers with family on Isle of Palms, South Carolina. She looks back at the summer of 1974, when she met and fell for Russell Bennett, on the island to research the loggerhead turtles. Some descriptions of sex. 2012.

DB83140 10 hours 48 minutes
by Diana Palmer
read by Don Feldheim
Mercenary Stanton Rourke has loved Clarisse Carrington since they were children, but a lie separates them. Just as they get a second chance, Rourke is sent on one last mission, with disastrous consequences for the couple. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Wyoming Rugged
DB83686 8 hours 5 minutes
by Diana Palmer
read by Lise Bruneau
Billionaire oilman Blair Coleman has sworn off love after a rough divorce. He falls for Niki Ashton, the sheltered daughter of his business partner—and Niki has had a crush on Blair forever—but their age difference is a barrier. Some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2015.

Stars of Fortune
DB83438 11 hours 26 minutes
by Nora Roberts
read by Carol Jacobanis
After months of troubling dreams, artist Sasha Riggs heads to the island of Corfu, finding it exactly as she dreamed and drew it. She meets five people who appeared in her dreams, realizing they all have a quest to fulfill. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2015.

Nobody but You
DB84178 10 hours 15 minutes
by Jill Shalvis
read by Karen White
After losing a friend on a mission, Special Forces officer Jacob Kincaid returns to his hometown of Cedar Ridge. He finds Sophie Marren living on a boat tied up to his dock, broke and seasick, but irresistible. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Archangel's Enigma
DB83673 13 hours 3 minutes
by Nalini Singh
read by John Haag
Vampire Naasir is sent by the Archangel Raphael to find former Archangel Alexander before another angel can murder him. Andromeda, a young scholar angel, is sent along with Naasir and finds herself drawn to his darkness. Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Beast
DB84229 18 hours 7 minutes
by J.R. Ward
read by Jim Frangione
Although they have avoided war with the Shadows, things have changed for the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Rhage, from Lover Eternal (DB81597), should be happy now with his king back and his beloved Mary by his side, but he is instead tormented by anxiety he can’t explain. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Starlight on Willow Lake
DB83465 12 hours 46 minutes
by Susan Wiggs
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Single mom Faith McCallum is grateful to get a job as an in-home caretaker. Her patient is Alice Bellamy, bitter and angry since a skiing accident left her a quadriplegic. Faith helps Alice learn to love life again, while she is drawn to Alice’s son Mason. Some strong language. 2015.

Willow Brook Road
DB83504 11 hours 27 minutes
by Sherryl Woods
read by Emily Maixner
Carrie Winters has left behind a glamorous career in fashion to return home to Chesapeake Shores. At her cousin’s suggestion, she decides to open a daycare center, where she meets Sam, a newcomer to town who has taken over as guardian for his young nephew. 2015.

Science Fiction

Finches of Mars
DB83798 6 hours 44 minutes
by Brian W. Aldiss
read by Jon Pinnow
Mankind's Mars colony represents humanity's best hope of survival, with Earth doomed by overpopulation, environmental degradation, and endless war. The biggest threat to the colony's survival, however, is not its dependence on Earth or the discovery of Martian life. Not a single human baby born on Mars has survived. 2012.

Made to Kill: The L.A. Trilogy, Book 1
DB83750 6 hours 36 minutes
by Adam Christopher
read by Dan Bittner
Raymond Electromatic, the world's last robot, no longer works as a private investigator, but when a woman offers him a large sum to find a missing movie star, Ray can't resist. In the process, he uncovers a sinister plot. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Acolyte
DB83546 10 hours 33 minutes
by Nick Cutter
read by Richard Davidson
An Acolyte on the New Bethlehem police force, Jonah must eradicate all heretical religious faiths, including their practitioners and artifacts. After a string of bombings, religious fanatics are suspected, but Jonah discovers that the clues point elsewhere. Even worse, Jonah finds that he no longer believes. Violence and some strong language. 2015.

The Einstein Intersection
DB83500 5 hours 32 minutes
by Samuel R. Delany
read by Joe Wilson
An alien race has settled among the leftover artifacts of humanity. One alien, Lo Lobey, faces trouble assimilating the mythology of Earth. Nevertheless, he presses on in the search for his lost love, Friza. 1967.

The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories: The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick, Vol. 5
DB83248 18 hours 21 minutes
by Philip K. Dick
read by Stephen Van Doren
The fifth and final volume in a series gathering all of award-winning science-fiction author Philip K. Dick’s short stories. This volume contains twenty-four stories, including “The Electric Ant,” “Your Appointment Will Be Yesterday,” “The War with the Fnools,” and “A Game of Unchance.” Some violence and some strong language. 1987.

Truth Insurrected: The Saint Mary Project
DB83605 14 hours 15 minutes
by Daniel P. Douglas
read by Gary Tipton
Former FBI agent William Harrison begins receiving postcards alerting him to a massive cover-up from an ex-operative in the Saint Mary Project, an ultra-secret program engaged in alien contact. Harrison enlists help and starts following clues, despite the many obstacles. Some violence and some strong language. 2014.

Tales of the Terran Republic, Books 1–2
DB83208 38 hours 36 minutes
by Charles E. Gannon
read by Mark Delgado
The first two books in the series, published in 2013 and 2014. In Fire with Fire, a spy uncovers an alien alliance in nearby interstellar space. In Trial by Fire, Earth’s fleet is shattered by a sneak attack. Some violence and some strong language. 2014.

Agents of the Internet Apocalypse
DB83352 6 hours 51 minutes
by Wayne Gladstone
read by Jon Pinnow
After the events of Notes from the Internet Apocalypse (DB82816), Gladstone fails to restore the Internet and lands himself in a psychiatric ward. Meanwhile, things outside aren’t much better. Gladstone faces sudden fame, however, when his account of the Internet Apocalypse goes "paper viral." Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

DB83899 16 hours 0 minutes
by Steven Gould
read by Emily Rankin
High school is difficult for Cent, especially while keeping her teleporting abilities a secret. But Cent is ready to push the boundaries of what she can do and make change on a global scale. Sequel to Impulse (DB76486). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

DB83502 15 hours 24 minutes
by Robert A. Heinlein
read by Catherine Byers
Genetically engineered and trained to work as a secret courier, Friday operates over a chaotic future Earth. As she works at Boss’s behest, Friday’s travels take her all over the place. She must find efficient solutions, however, as she confronts one calamity after another. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1982.

Zero World
DB83672 19 hours 42 minutes
by Jason M. Hough
read by Jason Culp
A missing spaceship has been found, along with the bodies of its murdered crew. Technologically enhanced superspy Peter Caswell must find the missing crew member, who appears to have fled through a tear in the fabric of space to a world that mirrors Earth. Also includes the novella Dire Earth. Violence and strong language. 2015.

The Dark Forest
DB83083 21 hours 8 minutes
by Cixin Liu
read by Gary Tipton
Humanity reels after learning of the coming alien invasion in The Three-Body Problem (DB80931). The human collaborators have been defeated, but Earth’s defense plans remain vulnerable. A special team forms to outmaneuver Trisolaris through secret strategies, hiding their plans from Earth as well. Originally published in 2008 in Chinese. Some strong language. 2015.

The Fate of Ten: The Lorien Legacies, Book 6
DB83229 11 hours 18 minutes
by Pittacus Lore
read by Andy Pyle
To thwart the Mogadorian invasion, the remaining Garde head to a pyramid in Mexico to awaken a power that can save the world. Sequel to The Revenge of Seven (DB79845). Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Burning Midnight
DB83866 8 hours 19 minutes
by Will McIntosh
read by Michael Ferraiuolo
When an unscrupulous billionaire, CEO Alex Holliday, will stop at nothing to obtain rare spheres that can grant the owner enhanced abilities, four teens—Sully, Hunter, Dom, and Mandy—team up to beat him at his own game. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Winter: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 4
DB83498 21 hours 9 minutes
by Marissa Meyer
read by Mare Trevathan
Princess Winter, admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, teams up with the cyborg mechanic Cinder and her allies to defeat Queen Levana and find their happily-ever-afters. Sequel to Cress (DB78442). Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Barsk: The Elephants' Graveyard
DB83753 12 hours 24 minutes
by Lawrence M. Schoen
read by J.G. Hertzler
Humanity has died out, but the Fants, sentient elephant-like creatures, thrive, though they are ostracized by other races. Using a special drug called koph, a young Fant speaks to his deceased best friend and uncovers a secret the powers-that-be would rather keep buried. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Chronos Files Trilogy
DB83176 43 hours 54 minutes
by Rysa Walker
read by Theresa Conkin
Trilogy written between 2013 and 2015 featuring teenager Kate, whose grandmother's medallion allows her to time travel. In Timebound, Kate investigates a murder that alters present day life. Also includes Time's Edge and Time's Divide. Some strong language. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2015.

DB83598 15 hours 29 minutes
by Chuck Wendig
read by Alec Volz
Five hackers are detained by the U.S. government and forced to use their skills. Working at a secret complex, they call themselves "the Zeroes." After discovering a number of secrets, however, they attempt to hack the government computers from the inside. Strong language and some violence. 2015.

Short Stories

A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories
DB83703 15 hours 12 minutes
by Lucia Berlin
read by Gabriella Cavallero
A retrospective collection of the author's short fiction. The stories involve everyday miracles and moments of grace in the laundromats and halfway houses of the American Southwest, in the homes of the upper classes, among switchboard operators, struggling mothers, bad mothers, and hitchhikers. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2015.

A Few of the Girls: Stories
DB83749 10 hours 52 minutes
by Maeve Binchy
read by various narrators
A collection of short stories from the Irish author of novels such as Evening Class (DB44308). Most of the thirty-six stories explore themes of women and the relationships they build and maintain with lovers, family, and friends. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Black Glass: Short Fictions
DB83553 8 hours 57 minutes
by Karen Joy Fowler
read by Gabriella Cavallero
In this collection of fifteen short stories, novelist Fowler delights in the arcane. In the prominent title story, a temperance activist is resurrected in the 1990s, and the DEA is forced to dispatch her with voodoo when she becomes a nuisance. Some violence and some strong language. 1998.

Falling in Love with Hominids
DB83389 10 hours 16 minutes
by Nalo Hopkinson
read by Nona Pipes
More than twelve years of the author’s uncollected short fiction, much of which was previously unavailable in print. Her stories mix the modern with Afro-Caribbean folklore and contain creatures both strange and unpredictable: including, fire-breathing chickens, adults who eat children, and spirits that haunt shopping malls. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Complete Stories
DB83660 23 hours 12 minutes
by Clarice Lispector
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Published in English for the first time, this collection of short fiction spans the entirety of the Brazilian author’s career, gathered from the nine collections published during her lifetime. Originally written in Portuguese. 2015.

Cranky Ladies of History
DB83472 14 hours 9 minutes
edited by Tansy Rayner Roberts and Tehani Wessely
read by Gabriella Cavallero
This collection of twenty-two stories features an array of women challenging the conventional wisdom about appropriate female behavior throughout history. The protagonists include both the iconic and all-but-forgotten. Among the authors are Garth Nix, Jane Yolen, Liz Barr, Kirstyn McDermott, and Foz Meadows. 2015.

Lovers on All Saints' Day: Stories
DB83413 6 hours 9 minutes
by Juan Gabriel Vásquez
read by David Hartley-Margolin
In this collection of seven short stories, Vásquez focuses on love and memory. The stories include love affairs, revenge, troubled pasts, and tender moments that reveal a person’s history. Originally published in Spanish in 2008. 2015.

The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories
DB83816 20 hours 10 minutes
by Joy Williams
read by Catherine Byers
A collection of thirty-three stories drawn from three of the author's previous collections, as well as thirteen previously unpublished ones. Includes "Bromeliads," "Train," "Escapes," and "Honored Guest." 2015.

Spies and Espionage

Duet in Beirut
DB83469 11 hours 15 minutes
by Mishka Ben-David
read by Jon Huffman
Ronen, an expelled agent of the Mossad, Israel’s intelligence agency, disappears after a failed assassination attempt. His former commander, Gadi, fearing Ronen has embarked on an unauthorized mission, tracks Ronen down and confronts him. Originally published in Hebrew. Some violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Wayward Spy and Operation Saladin
DB83668 16 hours 38 minutes
by Roger Croft
read by Jack Fox
Published in 2010 and 2013, these two titles follow Michael Vaux, a newly retired newsman who piques the interest of MI6. In The Wayward Spy, MI6 recruits Vaux to collect intelligence from the Geneva Middle East peace conference, but he disappears. In Operation Saladin, Vaux helps a Syrian nuclear scientist defect to Britain. 2013.

Sympathy for the Devil
DB83566 7 hours 25 minutes
by Terrence McCauley
read by Jack Fox
James Hicks, the director for The University, one of the most clandestine intelligence agencies in the world, is blindsided when one of his top agents goes rogue. Hicks must discover who turned the agent, and why, before a deadly biological attack occurs. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Travelers
DB84173 17 hours 13 minutes
by Chris Pavone
read by Paul Michael
While newly-married disillusioned travel writer Will Rhodes is on assignment in the Argentina wine region, his bad choices draw him into a tangled web of international intrigue. It soon becomes clear that the people closest to him may pose the greatest threat of all. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Cold Barrel Zero
DB83814 9 hours 39 minutes
by Matthew Quirk
read by Peter Coleman
Once a Special Operations legend, John Hayes is on the run and seeking revenge against his accusers after going rogue during a deep-cover mission. A former combat medic who used to fight beside Hayes, Thomas Byrne, is called on to help capture Hayes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

French Concession
DB83390 12 hours 45 minutes
by Xiao Bai
read by Catherine Byers
A boat from Hong Kong arrives in 1930s Shanghai, carrying an important official. When he is assassinated, his wife escapes in the chaos. Hsueh, a photographer who witnessed the event, is coerced into spying for the authorities and enters an underworld of mobsters, smugglers, anarchists, and assassins. Originally published in Chinese in 2011. Some violence. 2015.


The Second Life of Nick Mason
DB84230 8 hours 9 minutes
by Steve Hamilton
read by Ray Porter
Five years into his twenty-five-year maximum-security prison term, Nick Mason receives an offer that will grant his release. But the deal he makes with a criminal mastermind comes at a terrible price: whenever his cell phone rings, Nick must follow any order he is given. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Doll's House: A Detective Helen Grace Thriller
DB84144 8 hours 22 minutes
by M.J. Arlidge
read by various narrators
When the body of a woman is found buried on a secluded beach, detective Helen Grace knows the killer is no amateur. The woman has been dead for years, and no one has reported her missing. But why would they? She’s still sending her family text messages. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Last Mile
DB83898 11 hours 51 minutes
by David Baldacci
read by various narrators
As Melvin Mars is about to be executed for the violent killing of his parents two decades earlier, another man confesses to the crime. Meanwhile, Amos Decker—newly hired on an FBI special task force—takes an interest in Mars's case after discovering striking similarities to his own life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Widow
DB83700 10 hours 20 minutes
by Fiona Barton
read by various narrators
When the police started asking questions, Jean Taylor turned into a different woman, who enabled her husband and herself to carry on—even when more bad things began to happen. But that woman’s husband died last week, and Jean doesn’t have to be her anymore. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Buried: A Jonathan Quinn Novel
DB83291 9 hours 9 minutes
by Brett Battles
read by Barry Bernson
While cleaning up after a hit, Quinn and Nate discover women held captive in the dead man's basement. When their client disappears after attempting to ID one of the women, the cleaners flee with her, trying to evade the many people hunting her. Violence and strong language. 2015.

Keep Calm
DB83809 12 hours 20 minutes
by Mike Binder
read by R.C. Bray
A bombing at 10 Downing Street wounds the prime minister and tests Great Britain's resolve. American ex-cop Adam Tatum—there with his family attending a conference—confronts a conspiracy in the highest halls of power when he realizes he has been placed in the crosshairs of suspicion. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

All Things Cease to Appear
DB84047 14 hours 23 minutes
by Elizabeth Brundage
read by Kirsten Potter
George Clare arrives home one evening to find his wife brutally murdered and his toddler daughter, Franny, alone with the body. Years later, Franny returns to the town where people never stopped believing her father was a murderer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Pinnacle Event
DB83464 9 hours 4 minutes
by Richard A. Clarke
read by Ray Foushee
Nuclear weapons constructed under the South African apartheid regime have been refurbished and sold. Intelligence expert Ray Bowman must race to discover the buyers and their plans for the bombs. Ultimately, he discovers that those in possession of the bombs intend something far worse than anything he anticipated. Some strong language. 2015.

The Promise
DB83236 8 hours 6 minutes
by Robert Crais
read by Jack Fox
PI Elvis Cole is hired to find Amy Breslyn by her concerned colleague. Amy—who is grieving the murder of her journalist son by a suicide bomber—disappeared with company money and her explosives expertise. Elvis's first lead sounds benign but turns into a murder scene. Violence and strong language. 2015.

The Gangster
DB83871 9 hours 42 minutes
by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott
read by Scott Brick
New York City, 1906. Italian crime group the Black Hand is on a spree of kidnapping, extortion, and arson. Van Dorn Agency detective Isaac Bell forms a special Black Hand Squad. But the gangsters appear to be everywhere—so much so that Bell suspects imitators—and then murders begin. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Virtue Falls
DB84107 16 hours 23 minutes
by Christina Dodd
read by Rebecca Soler
Elizabeth Banner grew up with the certainty that her father murdered her mother when she was a small child. Twenty years later, she returns to Virtue Falls, where it all happened, and discovers her father is innocent and a killer is still on the loose. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Jane Steele
DB84049 12 hours 16 minutes
by Lyndsay Faye
read by Susie Riddell
In a reimagining of Jane Eyre (DB47868), orphaned Jane Steele escapes to London, leaving the corpses of her tormentors behind her. After years of hiding from the law, Jane discovers her childhood home has a new master who seeks a governess, and she takes the position incognito. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Missing Pieces
DB83758 9 hours 31 minutes
by Heather Gudenkauf
read by Catherine Byers
When her husband Jack's aunt has a bad fall, Sarah Quinlan travels with him to his hometown. It is Jack's first time home in two decades. Once there, Sarah learns that Jack lied to her about his parents' deaths and that he was a suspect in his mother's murder. Violence. 2016.

Work Done for Hire
DB83331 7 hours 44 minutes
by Joe Haldeman
read by Dan Crane
Jack Daley still suffers nightmares from his time as a sniper. Now a struggling author, he accepts an offer to write a novel about a serial killer. Then Jack receives a package with a gun and payment asking him to kill someone. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Warning: A Short Story
DB83725 2 hours 53 minutes
by Sophie Hannah
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Single mom Chloe leaves the music sheets for her nine-year-old daughter's audition in the car. They are rescued when a bicyclist offers to retrieve the music. After Chloe brings him a thank-you gift at his work, she receives an odd warning from the receptionist about how dangerous he is. Strong language. 2015.

Orphan X
DB83654 12 hours 25 minutes
by Gregg Hurwitz
read by Joe Wilson
Trained as a boy to be an assassin called Orphan X, Evan Smoak eventually disappeared from the black-box program and now secretly helps individuals in dire need of protection. But someone equally skilled has discovered him—and wants him dead. Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

After She's Gone
DB83670 17 hours 9 minutes
by Lisa Jackson
read by Emily Maixner
Scriptwriter Cassie Kramer is a suspect in the disappearance of her actress sister Allie, after Allie's double is killed by a real gun in a movie scene. As Cassie frantically searches for her, more murders occur that are tied to her family. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

Shadow Play
DB83415 8 hours 31 minutes
by Iris Johansen
read by Kristin Allison
A sheriff in California asks Atlanta forensic sculptor Eve Duncan to prioritize the reconstruction of a child's skull discovered by Boy Scouts. Working at an unusually frenzied pace, Eve is shocked to realize that the victim is communicating with her. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Ashley Bell
DB83646 16 hours 56 minutes
by Dean Koontz
read by Stephen Van Doren
Author Bibi Blair is given the news that she has only months to live, but she undergoes a remarkable recovery. A mysterious woman tells Bibi that she has been spared so that she, in turn, can save a woman named Ashley Bell. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2015.

Sisterhood Series, Books 24–26
DB83405 24 hours 33 minutes
by Fern Michaels
read by Suzanne Duvall
Three volumes, written between 2014 and 2015, in long-running series about a group of friends who help women in trouble. Includes Eyes Only, In Plain Sight, and Point Blank, which has some of the Sisterhood traveling to China to find a missing girl. Some strong language. 2015.

Midnight Sun
DB83695 5 hours 57 minutes
by Jo Nesbø
read by Kim Gordon
Renegade hitman Ulf goes to ground far above the Arctic Circle, where the never-setting sun might slowly drive a man insane. He’s looking for a place where he won’t be found by Oslo’s most notorious drug lord, the Fisherman. Ulf was the Fisherman's fixer—until he betrayed him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Traitor's Gate
DB83602 19 hours 4 minutes
by Charlie Newton
read by Barry Bernson
In a maze of corporate treason and blackmail, a young petroleum engineer battling the Dust Bowl in 1930s Oklahoma may hold the key to 100-octane aviation gasoline. Meanwhile, a Palestinian schoolgirl is freed from the barbaric refugee camps by a legendary Bedouin freedom-fighter, and she embraces the life of a bandit. Some violence. 2015.

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly
DB83556 7 hours 47 minutes
by Stephanie Oakes
read by Mare Trevathan
After suffering the Prophet's punishment by having her hands removed, teen Minnow Bly escapes the cult only to find herself in juvenile detention. Suspected of knowing who murdered the leader, Minnow works through her guilt and anger. Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

15th Affair
DB84176 7 hours 24 minutes
by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
read by January LaVoy
Detective Lindsay Boxer's life unravels when a mysterious blonde woman with links to the CIA disappears from the scene of a brutal hotel murder, a plane crash plunges San Francisco into chaos, and Lindsay's husband Joe vanishes. Lindsay suspects that Joe and the blonde are linked. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

In Harm's Way
DB83717 13 hours 47 minutes
by Ridley Pearson
read by Andy Pyle
Sun Valley, Idaho's Sheriff Walt Fleming is thrilled to help Seattle homicide detective Lou Boldt investigate local leads on a murder in the world of professional sports. Walt's group is soon busy investigating another related death, however. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2010.

Linda, as in the Linda Murder: A Bäckström Novel
DB83745 19 hours 58 minutes
by Leif G.W. Persson
read by Erik Davies
In the sleepy town of Växjö, twenty-year-old police cadet Linda Wallin is found lying face down in her mother’s apartment, brutally raped and murdered. With no clear motive or suspect in sight, the Swedish National Crime Unit sends Evert Bäckström and his team to solve the case. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Drifter
DB83747 9 hours 14 minutes
by Nicholas Petrie
read by Stephen Mendel
After coming home from war with claustrophobia, Peter Ash spends a year in nature, sleeping under the stars. But when a friend commits suicide, Ash returns to help his widow. Under her dilapidated porch, he finds a mean dog and a suitcase stuffed with cash and explosives. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Beyond the Ice Limit: A Gideon Crew Novel
DB84236 10 hours 24 minutes
by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
read by David W. Collins
A mission to recover a gigantic meteorite ended in the ship sinking. The meteorite is actually a complex organism from the deep reaches of space, and it is now growing in the sea bed. This will doom the planet, unless Gideon's nuclear-weapons expertise can stop it. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Close Your Eyes
DB83917 11 hours 6 minutes
by Michael Robotham
read by Sean Barrett
A mother and her teenage daughter are found murdered in a remote coastal home. Clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin is drawn into the investigation when a former student, trading on Joe's reputation by calling himself "the Mindhunter," jeopardizes the police inquiry by leaking details to the media. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

What You See
DB83205 11 hours 43 minutes
by Hank Phillippi Ryan
read by Kristin Allison
Boston journalist Jane Ryland's chance to cover a stabbing for a prospective employer is thwarted when her sister Lissa needs her help—Gracie, the daughter of Lissa’s fiancé, has gone missing with Gracie’s stepdad. Meanwhile, Detective Jake Brogan works the same murder, which is complex, despite multiple witnesses. Some violence and some strong language. 2014.

Extreme Prey
DB84172 11 hours 21 minutes
by John Sandford
read by Richard Ferrone
After the events in Gathering Prey (DB81372), Lucas Davenport finds himself no longer employed by the Minnesota BCA. His friend the governor invites Lucas to join his presidential campaign staff. They soon find they have a shadow: an armed man intent on killing the governor. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Most Wanted
DB83908 12 hours 44 minutes
by Lisa Scottoline
read by Julia Whelan
Unable to conceive, Christine and Marcus use a sperm donor. Two months pass, and Christine, now happily pregnant, is shocked to see a young blond man on the news being arrested for a series of brutal murders—because the blond man bears an undeniable resemblance to her donor. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Road Kill
DB83227 15 hours 0 minutes
by Zoë Sharp
read by Jill Tanner
Bodyguard Charlie Fox's relief turns to puzzlement when she learns that the fatality in the motorcycle accident that badly injured her friend Clare was not Clare's lover, Jacob. Clare wants to hire Charlie to watch Jacob's son, who is somehow mixed up with the dead man's group. Violence and strong language. 2005.

The Walls around Us
DB83031 9 hours 29 minutes
by Nova Ren Suma
read by Pilar Witherspoon
When ballerina Orianna interrupts an unspeakable event involving her best friend Violet and their fellow dancers, her future is forever altered. Now a resident of Aurora Hills Secure Juvenile Detention Center, Orianna befriends Amber, and the haunting truths of their pasts emerge. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Infinity: Numbers
DB83841 7 hours 4 minutes
by Rachel Ward
read by Alec Volz
After the events in The Chaos (DB73450), Adam and Sarah still struggle with knowing when people will die. When their baby, Mia, swaps her number for another, her new power puts the entire family in jeopardy. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2012.

Deep Blue
DB84014 8 hours 19 minutes
by Randy Wayne White
read by George Guidall
Marine biologist Doc Ford—who has long lived a double life—carefully watches a video of a hooded American man executing three hostages for ISIS. In the next few days, as part of his shadowy second life, Ford must make sure that man never again kills anybody else. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Power of the Dog and The Cartel
DB82865 51 hours 59 minutes
by Don Winslow
read by Alec Volz
Two drug-war novels spanning decades feature DEA agent Art Keller and the Barrera Mexican drug cartel. While imprisoned in the U.S. in The Cartel, Adán Barrera puts a bounty on now-reclusive Keller's head and manages to get extradited to Mexico. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2015.

War Stories

Iron Wolf
DB83527 15 hours 52 minutes
by Dale Brown
read by Gregory Gorton
In the spring of 2017, the first female American president's leadership is tested when the Russian president sends troops into Ukraine and Moldova. Refusing to let the matter go unpunished, the former U.S. president teams up with the Polish president to launch the covert Operation Iron Wolf. Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

Tipping Point: The War with China—the First Salvo
DB83864 16 hours 15 minutes
by David Poyer
read by Erik Sandvold
Marital discord and a congressional investigation into what is being called the "Lenson Doctrine" have Captain Dan Lenson on edge. After the hearing, he is sent with the USS Savo Island to patrol the Indian Ocean. Tensions rise between India and Pakistan, while China rumbles. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

DB83159 9 hours 27 minutes
by Anne A. Wilson
read by Gabra Zackman
As a helicopter pilot for the US Navy, Lieutenant Sara Denning keeps getting requested by Lieutenant Eric Marxen, a flight operations coordinator for a SEAL team. The frequent assignments start causing issues for Sara, especially when her relationship with Eric deepens. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.


The Cane Creek Regulators: A Frontier Story
DB83354 7 hours 4 minutes
by Johnny D. Boggs
read by David Rutherford
The South Carolina back country is a difficult place to live in the 1760s—gangs of criminals terrorize the country, and the government in Charlestown refuses to send help. Desperate, Breck Stewart decides to take a stand and forms a vigilante group called the Cane Creek Regulators. Some violence. 2014.

The Curly Wolf
DB83334 11 hours 0 minutes
by M.R. Kayser
read by Ryan Dalusung
The mayor of Blue Stone is determined to drive the settlers of Redbud Valley from their land. He sends in a young gunslinger called Arizona to handle matters. Young Theresa Gutierrez believes there is more to Arizona than a cold heart—but everyone agrees that trouble is brewing. Some violence. 2010.

Chaparral Range War
DB83258 8 hours 35 minutes
by Dusty Richards
read by Clay Teunis
Former Texas Ranger Phil Guthrey moves to Arizona Territory and finds criminals running free. Guthrey works to rehabilitate Crook County, bring justice, and uproot corrupt sheriff Killion. He also hopes to capture the heart of Cally Bridges. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Legend of Caleb York
DB83608 6 hours 19 minutes
by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins
read by Jordan Leigh
Sheriff Harry Gauge rules Trinidad, New Mexico, and his latest scheme involves taking rancher George Cullen’s land and daughter. Cullen seeks the West’s toughest gunslinger, but when a stranger rides into town, nobody knows who he is. All they know is he won’t be pushed and is a good shot. Some violence. 2015.

The Last Shootist
DB83388 10 hours 22 minutes
by Miles Swarthout
read by Jason Culp
After defeating a famous gunfighter, Gillom sets out for adventure, determined to become a shootist like his hero. He encounters a range of characters along the way and must reconsider what kind of man he wants to be. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Adult Nonfiction

Animals and Wildlife

The Backyard Beekeeper: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden
DB83657 14 hours 7 minutes
by Kim Flottum
read by Kerry Dukin
The third edition of a guide to husbandry techniques for bees. The author provides instruction for setting up a bee colony, caring for a colony in both urban and rural environments, the harvesting and uses of honey and beeswax, guidelines in the wake of colony collapse disorder, and more. 2014.


The Art of the Con: The Most Notorious Fakes, Frauds, and Forgeries in the Art World
DB83425 8 hours 28 minutes
by Anthony M. Amore
read by Brit Herring
Head of security at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum presents eleven cases of art fraud. Discusses the individuals involved, their motives, the methods used to perpetuate the fraud, and the ways the crimes were uncovered. 2015.

History of International Fashion
DB82797 18 hours 24 minutes
by Didier Grumbach
read by Carol Jacobanis
Co-founder of the Saint-Laurent Rive Gauche house surveys the history of international fashion, beginning in France in the late 1700s and continuing until the early twenty-first century. Profiles prominent designers, patrons, and stylists. Discusses changing trends, historic shows, and business models. 2014.

Hamilton: The Revolution
DB84175 6 hours 5 minutes
by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter
read by various narrators
An account of the creation of the hugely successful musical about an unlikely topic: founding father Alexander Hamilton. Miranda, the show’s creator, and McCarter, a cultural critic, chronicle Hamilton from its start as a performance at the White House. Includes the full libretto with commentary from Miranda. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Destruction Was My Beatrice: Dada and the Unmaking of the Twentieth Century
DB83287 16 hours 57 minutes
by Jed Rasula
read by J.P. Linton
English professor explores the birth and impact of the avant-garde movement known as Dada. Begun in 1916 in Zurich, Switzerland, it started as a performance show in a cabaret, with acts ranging from the serious to the absurd. Analyzes the personalities involved and its continuing influence through the twentieth century. 2015.

Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man
DB83761 6 hours 49 minutes
by William Shatner
read by William Shatner
Leonard Nimoy's costar on the television program Star Trek celebrates Nimoy's life and the friendship they shared. Includes personal anecdotes and stories from their Star Trek days and from the decades making films and public appearances together after the series ended. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.


Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe
DB83786 17 hours 18 minutes
by Lisa Randall
read by Kerry Dukin
Physicist examines the nature of dark matter in the universe and hypothesizes its role in the extinction of dinosaurs sixty-six million years ago. Explores scientific understandings of the universe, Milky Way, solar system, and conditions for a habitable Earth in the early twenty-first century. 2015.


The Rose Hotel: A Memoir of Secrets, Loss, and Love from Iran to America
DB83335 9 hours 0 minutes
by Rahimeh Andalibian
read by Nora Achrati
Clinical psychologist shares her family's story of leaving Iran after the 1979 revolution and eventually immigrating to America. Discusses her father being recruited into avenging a rape prior to their leaving, and her brother later standing trial for murder. Discusses the stresses of immigration and keeping secrets. Some violence. 2015.

Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad
DB83567 12 hours 30 minutes
by M.T. Anderson
read by Barry Bernson
Narrative biography of composer Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975) and the history of Russia, from the 1917 Revolution to the events of World War II. Highlights how the Nazi invasion was an impetus for Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony, which rallied his fellow countrymen and the world. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2015.

Lust and Wonder
DB84237 8 hours 45 minutes
by Augusten Burroughs
read by Augusten Burroughs
Author of popular memoirs, including Running with Scissors (DB54817), chronicles his life after leaving rehab, detailed in Dry (DB58160). He recounts his romantic ups and downs and how he struggles to know the difference between love and lust. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2016.

A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety
DB83306 9 hours 11 minutes
by Jimmy Carter
read by Jake Williams
Nobel Peace Prize winner and thirty-ninth President of the United States Jimmy Carter reflects on his life, both private and public. He discusses his youth in rural Georgia, his family, his military service, his decision to enter politics, and more. Carter reveals what he is proud of as well as his regrets. 2015.

A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America
DB83724 11 hours 27 minutes
by Ted Cruz
read by Bruce Huntey
Senator Ted Cruz talks about his life as a Cuban immigrant’s son who made it to the Ivy League, the Supreme Court bar, and the Senate. Cruz discusses what he has learned working in Washington, what he thinks has gone wrong in the nation’s capital, and his views on how to fix that. 2015.

Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success
DB83461 14 hours 37 minutes
by Michael D'Antonio
read by various narrators
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael D'Antonio profiles businessman and presidential candidate for the 2016 elections Donald Trump. D'Antonio examines Trump's methods in his pursuit of success, which the author suggests are based on a feeling of superiority. D'Antonio examines Trump's professional and personal lives, drawing on interviews with Trump and his family. 2015.

Master of Ceremonies
DB84011 9 hours 21 minutes
by Joel Grey
read by Joel Grey
The actor, who won an Academy Award and a Tony for his role as the emcee in the musical Cabaret, talks about his life and career. Much of the focus is on the ambivalence he felt throughout his life about his homosexuality and on his path to self-acceptance. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World
DB83307 17 hours 50 minutes
by Linda Hirshman
read by Jill Ferris
Lawyer and historian examines the intertwined lives of Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first women to serve as Supreme Court justices. In this dual biography she recounts their fight for recognition and how they shaped the legal framework of modern feminism. Includes legal details and personal anecdotes. 2015.

Lady Sings the Blues
DB83025 8 hours 15 minutes
by Billie Holiday
read by Dawn Ursula
Memoir of the famous jazz and blues singer, written in 1956, just three years before her death at forty-four. She shares details of her Baltimore youth, her rise to fame in the jazz world, and the struggles she experienced with racism and drug addiction. Some strong language. 1956.

The Face That Changed It All: A Memoir
DB84057 8 hours 33 minutes
by Beverly Johnson
read by Emily Maixner
Autobiography of woman who, in August 1974, became the first African American model to be featured on the cover of American Vogue magazine. Details her personal life, her modeling career, drug addiction issues, and other challenges she faced. Describes friendships and rivalries with other celebrities of the day. 2015.

What Happened, Miss Simone?
DB83699 10 hours 11 minutes
by Alan Light
read by Adenrele Ojo
In-depth portrait from a music journalist of the singer and activist Nina Simone (1933–2003). Using archival footage, interviews, and Simone's diaries, the author examines Simone's youth in the Jim Crow South, her musical career and civil rights activism, and her reclusive later years in Liberia and Paris. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

This Strange Wilderness: The Life and Art of John James Audubon
DB83852 2 hours 33 minutes
by Nancy Plain
read by Kerry Dukin
Details the life of John James Audubon (1785–1851), an artist and naturalist, who set about documenting in both words and images the birds of North America, culminating in his masterpiece, The Birds of America. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

A Life of Lies and Spies: Tales of a CIA Covert Ops Polygraph Interrogator
DB83559 9 hours 19 minutes
by Alan B. Trabue
read by Joe Wilson
Memoir from a former CIA officer, describing his work polygraphing foreign spies and his many other adventures, beginning with his induction into the CIA in 1971. He details many of his high-adrenaline experiences as well as humorous stories. He also discusses the CIA’s use of polygraph and interrogation in validating information. 2015.

Keep Moving: And Other Tips and Truths about Aging
DB83701 5 hours 44 minutes
by Dick Van Dyke
read by Michael Russotto
Approaching his ninetieth birthday, the entertainer shares upbeat stories and advice about life and aging, with a focus on keeping a positive attitude. He stresses that he tries to live life to the fullest and never worries about what is "age appropriate." 2015.

Out of Orange: A Memoir
DB83226 12 hours 26 minutes
by Cleary Wolters
read by Pilar Witherspoon
Introduced in the best-selling novel Orange Is the New Black (DB77538), Cleary Wolters (known to many as Alex Vause) offers new details of events and discusses international drug crime, her experience in the drug trade, her incarceration, and her relationship with Piper Kerman. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Blindness and Physical Disabilities

Blind: A Memoir
DB83860 4 hours 49 minutes
by Belo Miguel Cipriani
read by Stephen Van Doren
A man recounts losing his sight in 2007 at the age of twenty-six due to a violent attack by his childhood friends. In a series of essays, he describes his life prior to the attack and the ways he learned to navigate the world after it. Discusses the emotional impact of vision loss. 2011.

Fully Alive: Discovering What Matters Most
DB83428 13 hours 29 minutes
by Timothy Shriver
read by Don Feldheim
The chairman of the Special Olympics and son of its founder, Eunice Shriver, recounts his experiences with the organization, both as a child and an adult. Describes his family's history, particularly his aunt Rosemary; his mother's work on behalf of those with intellectual disabilities; and the Special Olympics’ influence on his life. 2014.

Business and Economics

Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception
DB83901 7 hours 14 minutes
by George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller
read by Bronson Pinchot
Nobel Prize winners for economics challenge the core economic precept, first espoused by Adam Smith, that free markets provide material well-being. They posit that the free market system tends to spawn manipulation and deception. The book examines political policy, advertising methods, specific products, and historical events and personalities. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

From the Other Side of the World: Extraordinary Entrepreneurs, Unlikely Places
DB83563 8 hours 40 minutes
by Elmira Bayrasli
read by Carol Dines
A consultant on entrepreneurship and foreign affairs profiles innovative business owners working in Turkey, Nigeria, Pakistan, Mexico, India, Russia, and China. Discusses lessons learned, ways to apply ingenuity across borders, and areas of the world to look toward for future technology developments. 2015.

The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath
DB83325 23 hours 54 minutes
by Ben S. Bernanke
read by Robert Sams
Former chair of the Federal Reserve, who was appointed in 2006, reflects on the financial crisis that stretched from 2007 to 2009 and the reactions and policies enacted by the Reserve. Discusses burgeoning awareness of the issues, acknowledgment of the crisis, and reasoning behind the decisions made. 2015.

Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges
DB84177 9 hours 21 minutes
by Amy Cuddy
read by Amy Cuddy
A social psychologist who gained attention from a TED talk she did on body language expands on that topic here to discuss the idea of presence. She argues that a strong physical presentation results in confidence and offers techniques to help overcome anxiety. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Only Game in Town: Central Banks, Instability, and Avoiding the Next Collapse
DB84139 9 hours 17 minutes
by Mohamed A. El-Erian
read by Dan Woren
Former CEO and political appointee of President Obama examines the changing role of central banks in national and global economies. Discusses their traditional roles, the interconnection between monetary and political policy, and fiscal instability. Presents prescriptions for future guiding principles of central banks. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Small Data: The Tiny Clues That Uncover Huge Trends
DB84025 8 hours 7 minutes
by Martin Lindstrom
read by Ricco Fajardo
Author of Buyology (DB68128) recounts market-research efforts on behalf of clients. Describes subsequent brand changes based on the observation of consumers, focusing on what he calls "small data" such as refrigerator decoration schemes and use of makeup, as well as the absence of habits. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Great Surge: The Ascent of the Developing World
DB83716 14 hours 23 minutes
by Steven Radelet
read by Jon Huffman
An economist examines the economic growth of developing countries since the early 1990s and the fall of the Iron Curtain. He analyzes decreasing childhood mortality rates, the rise in education of girls and young women, and the impact of a globalized economy, among other topics. He presents three possible futures. 2015.

Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction
DB83574 12 hours 54 minutes
by Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner
read by Patrick Downer
Business professor Tetlock and journalist Gardner present the results of research into forecasting abilities in stock-market prediction. They discuss the mathematical concepts behind forecasting, profile highly successful participants in the research study, and identify traits for success. 2015.

Red Team: How to Succeed by Thinking like the Enemy
DB83732 11 hours 11 minutes
by Micah Zenko
read by Jeremy Gage
A foreign policy analyst presents the management concept of red teams, which has roots in the Catholic Church's role of Devil's Advocate. The author discusses case studies in which red teams were used, the potential benefits and drawbacks to deploying them, and recommendations for frameworks in which to operate. 2015.


The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy: Practical Tips for Staying Safe Online
DB83712 5 hours 10 minutes
by Violet Blue
read by Elaine Grant
Investigative journalist discusses the hidden dangers in social media, dating websites, and apps that predators use to target women. Demonstrates how to protect yourself from identity theft and online stalkers, how to create safe profiles and block trackers, and more. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers
DB84016 14 hours 52 minutes
by Nancy Jo Sales
read by various narrators
Journalist reports on her survey of over two hundred girls aged thirteen to nineteen across the United States. Focusing on the girls' use of social media, she examines its impact on such aspects of the teenage experience as first crushes, self-esteem, self-image, navigating beauty politics, and communication skills. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.


Cooking as Fast as I Can: A Chef's Story of Family, Food, and Forgiveness
DB83582 7 hours 43 minutes
by Cat Cora
read by Nicola Daval
Memoir of Food Network's first woman Iron Chef and host of other shows. Discusses growing up Greek-American in Mississippi, being sexually abused as a young child by a family friend, romantic relationships, building her career as a chef, and raising four boys with her wife. Some strong language. 2015.

Best Food Writing 2015
DB83714 12 hours 17 minutes
edited by Holly Hughes
read by Kerry Dukin
A collection of forty-four previously published essays exploring the draw of particular dishes and drinks, the restaurant business, traditions, and ideal kitchen tools, among other topics. Includes essays by Anthony Bourdain, J. Kenji López-Alt, Zainab Shah, and Kim Severson. 2015.

Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America's Whiskey
DB82834 12 hours 53 minutes
by Reid Mitenbuler
read by Brian Hemmingsen
Examination of the history of bourbon. Discusses its emergence from a wide field of American-style whiskeys, the development and consolidation of distilleries, Prohibition, the decree of Congress making it a distinctive product of the United States, and the craft distillery movement in the twenty-first century. 2015.

Fried Walleye and Cherry Pie: Midwestern Writers on Food
DB83648 8 hours 34 minutes
edited by Peggy Wolff
read by Kristin Allison
Thirty essays on the pleasures of food and eating in the Midwest. Includes Peggy Wolff on fish boils, Elizabeth Berg on meatloaf, Jacquelyn Mitchard on corn, Peter Sagal on pâté, Anne Dimock on rhubarb, Lorna Landvik on diets, and Sue Hubbell on pie. 2013.


A Murder over a Girl: Justice, Gender, Junior High
DB84234 10 hours 31 minutes
by Ken Corbett
read by Ken Corbett
Drawing on firsthand observations, extensive interviews and research, and his academic work on gender and sexuality, psychologist explores the 2008 brutal murder of possibly transgender middle-school student Larry King—who had recently begun to use the name Leticia and wear makeup and jewelry. He was shot by classmate Brandon McInerney. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy
DB83764 11 hours 27 minutes
by Sue Klebold
read by various narrators
In 1999, teens Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed thirteen and wounded others before shooting themselves at Columbine High School. Drawing upon her journals, videos and writings that Dylan left behind, and interviews with mental-health experts, Dylan's mother chronicles her efforts to come to terms with the incomprehensible. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Bad Girls
DB83647 12 hours 11 minutes
by M. William Phelps
read by Jake Williams
The author of I'll Be Watching You (DB66983) examines the events surrounding the 2005 murder of small-time porn producer Bob Dow. The author believes that one of the convicted teen lesbian lovers—Bobbi Jo Smith—was unjustly sentenced for her part in the crime. Some violence and some strong language. 2013.

Because You Loved Me
DB83727 13 hours 28 minutes
by M. William Phelps
read by Richard Davidson
An investigative journalist examines the events surrounding the 2003 murder of Jeanne Dominico in New Hampshire. Jeanne's daughter Nicole was fourteen when she met eighteen-year-old Billy online. When their plans to be together were thwarted by Jeanne, the pair decided to kill her. Violence and some strong language. 2007.

Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison
DB84021 6 hours 42 minutes
by Shaka Senghor
read by Shaka Senghor
In 1991, at nineteen, the author was sent to prison for second-degree murder. Upon his release at age thirty-eight, he became an activist and mentor to young men and women facing circumstances like his. He describes the events that shaped his life along the way. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.


Becoming Grandma: The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting
DB84228 7 hours 46 minutes
by Lesley Stahl
read by Lesley Stahl
Reporter for 60 Minutes reflects on the changes in her life after becoming a grandmother and shares stories she gathered while investigating the impact of grandparenthood on women—and some men. Interviewees include Whoopi Goldberg and Diane Sawyer, as well as doctors and scientists discussing physiological changes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Government and Politics

Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America
DB83332 16 hours 5 minutes
by Ari Berman
read by Patrick Downer
The author focuses on the aftermath of the passage of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) in 1965, charting the transformation of America under the VRA and the counterrevolution seeking to limit voting rights. Berman utilizes archival research, interviews, and on-the-ground reporting to examine the forces at work over these issues. 2015.

United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good
DB83698 9 hours 3 minutes
by Cory Booker
read by Cory Booker
New Jersey's first African American senator recounts his personal history and career. He draws on his experiences and observations about the issues that concern him most—race, crime, mass incarceration, and economic and environmental justice—to call for America to return to compassion and solidarity. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

On Stalin's Team: The Years of Living Dangerously in Soviet Politics
DB83463 13 hours 16 minutes
by Sheila Fitzpatrick
read by Bruce Huntey
A historian examines Stalin’s inner circle and their families, describing their relations with Stalin, both professional and social. She examines Stalin’s reliance on his team for important issues and their transition after his death. The account begins with the Great Purge and World War II and continues through Stalin’s final years of paranoia. 2015.

The Two-State Delusion: Israel and Palestine—a Tale of Two Narratives
DB83026 27 hours 59 minutes
by Padraig O'Malley
read by Ken Kliban
Global policy and peacemaking scholar examines the perpetually derailed peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine. O’Malley argues that the moment for a two-state solution has passed and that it would be nearly impossible to implement, even if agreement could be reached. He concludes that new frameworks for reconciliation must be found. 2015.

The Speechwriter: A Brief Education in Politics
DB83655 4 hours 41 minutes
by Barton Swaim
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
A former speechwriter conveys an inside look at the spin rooms of modern politicians. He describes working for a charismatic politician who plays by his own rules. He also profiles those who attach themselves to this sort of person and details the rise and fall of one particular politician. 2015.

Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World
DB83442 13 hours 20 minutes
by David Vine
read by Jeremy Gage
Anthropologist provides an examination of the perils of overseas American military bases. While these bases are little noticed compared to the vastness of the Pentagon’s operations, Vine argues that this global network of bases actually makes America less safe in the long run as they raise geopolitical tension and provoke antipathy. 2015.

Home Management

Work. Pump. Repeat. The New Mom's Survival Guide to Breastfeeding and Going Back to Work
DB83796 7 hours 20 minutes
by Jessica Shortall
read by Suzanne Duvall
A working mother shares the basics for surviving as both a working and a breastfeeding mother. She provides a guide to negotiating a pumping schedule, navigating business travel, and pumping in less-than-ideal locales. She draws on stories from both her own experiences and those of others. 2015.


DB83683 7 hours 17 minutes
by Tyler Oakley
read by Gregory Gorton
Collection of thirty-two humorous personal essays by Oakley (born 1989), known for his social-media presence and LGBT advocacy efforts. Discusses familial and romantic relationships, popular culture in the twenty-first century, and events he has taken part in thanks to his YouTube channel. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2015.

Language and Linguistics

The Unfolding of Language: An Evolutionary Tour of Mankind's Greatest Invention
DB82463 17 hours 14 minutes
by Guy Deutscher
read by George Holmes
Linguist Guy Deutscher examines the genesis, evolution, and decay of language throughout mankind's history. Deutscher argues that destruction and creation are irrevocably entwined in language, demonstrating how these processes unceasingly operate to generate new words, structures, and meanings. 2005.

Um . . . : Slips, Stumbles, and Verbal Blunders, and What They Mean
DB83568 10 hours 36 minutes
by Michael Erard
read by Alec Volz
A linguist examines everyday verbal blunders, why they occur, why they're often uncontrollable, and what they reveal. Erard also details why the public’s attention to particular blunders rises and falls, why a lack of blundering is generally prized, and why so many public figures are known for their verbal blunders. 2008.

In Other Words
DB83874 6 hours 55 minutes
by Jhumpa Lahiri
read by Jhumpa Lahiri
Pulitzer Prize-winning author describes her passion for the Italian language and her decision to move her family to Rome to immerse herself in mastering it. Recounts events after making the move, including her efforts to speak and write only in Italian. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2016.

That's Not English: Britishisms, Americanisms, and What Our English Says about Us
DB83713 6 hours 9 minutes
by Erin Moore
read by Kristin Allison
An examination of many of the seemingly superficial variations between British and American vocabulary, along with a deeper exploration of historical and cultural differences. Each chapter begins with discussion of a single term before expanding to discuss larger topics, such as snacking habits, clothes, dating, parenthood, and more. 2015.

Founding Grammars: How Early America's War over Words Shaped Today's Language
DB83329 9 hours 2 minutes
by Rosemarie Ostler
read by Steven Carpenter
Linguist and librarian delves into the history of America’s obsession with grammar. She traces common grammatical debates back to America’s earliest days, investigating historical figures like Noah Webster, Lindley Murray, and Richard Grant White, who all played a role in forming the rules of American English. 2015.

Legal Issues

Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck
DB84223 13 hours 21 minutes
by Adam Cohen
read by Dan Woren
Author of American Pharaoh (DB51742) and Nothing to Fear (DB68645) chronicles the case of Carrie Buck, plaintiff in the 1927 Supreme Court decision Buck v. Bell, which condoned the use of state-sponsored forced sterilization. Profiles leaders of the eugenics movement, politicians, and Supreme Court justices involved. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Racial Profiling and Discrimination: Your Legal Rights
DB83492 1 hour 14 minutes
by Corinne Grinapol
read by Scott Reynolds
Guide to how to protect and fight for your human rights in a broken criminal justice system. Provides examples and statistics on students who have been unjustly stopped by police and expelled from schools because of racial profiling and discrimination. For junior and senior high readers. 2015.


The Prince of Minor Writers: The Selected Essays of Max Beerbohm
DB83503 18 hours 20 minutes
by Max Beerbohm
read by George Holmes
Forty-nine essays by English writer, caricaturist, and wit, first published between 1896 and 1946. The author of Zuleika Dobson (DB18763) covers a broad range of topics, including George Bernard Shaw, Aubrey Beardsley, the English music hall, and his own distaste for walking. Edited and introduced by Philip Lopate. 2015.

The Last Love Song: A Biography of Joan Didion
DB83288 27 hours 6 minutes
by Tracy Daugherty
read by Jeremy Gage
Author of Hiding Man (DB69880) profiles Joan Didion (born 1934), author of The Year of Magical Thinking (DB61740) and Blue Nights (DB74045). Discusses her early years in California, marriage to John Gregory Dunne, relationship with her daughter Quintana Roo, and her literary influences and legacies. Bestseller. 2015.

The Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and the Secret History of Wonderland
DB83564 18 hours 12 minutes
by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
read by Kerry Dukin
English professor at Oxford University examines the life of Lewis Carroll (1832–1898), a.k.a. Charles Dodgson, the author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (DB50842), as well as that of Alice Hargreaves (1852–1934), née Liddell, the inspiration for the fictional Alice. Discusses the classic story in the framework of the Victorian period. 2015.

The Beholder's Eye: A Collection of America's Finest Personal Journalism
DB83635 11 hours 28 minutes
edited by Walt Harrington
read by various narrators
A showcase of writing by journalists implementing a style of personal narrative in their work. Includes pieces written by reporters willing to reveal themselves in an attempt to bring deeper insight than an objective third-person story. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2005.

Joy: Poet, Seeker, and the Woman Who Captivated C.S. Lewis
DB82526 18 hours 32 minutes
by Abigail Santamaria
read by Barbara Rappaport
Biography of Joy Davidman (1915–1960), whose marriage to C.S. Lewis (1898–1963) was portrayed in the Academy Award-winning movie Shadowlands. Examines Joy's life growing up in New York, her literary endeavors, search for a spiritual home, and relationship with her first husband, novelist William Lindsey Gresham. 2015.

The Screenwriter's Bible: A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script
DB83110 18 hours 28 minutes
by David Trottier
read by Michael Kramer
A script consultant and teacher shares lessons on writing for the screen. Topics include screenwriting basics such as plotting, dialogue, and creating characters. The guide also contains practical sections on drafting, revising, spec scripts, formatting a screenplay, and marketing scripts. 2014.

Medicine and Health

The Death of Cancer: After Fifty Years on the Front Lines of Medicine, a Pioneering Oncologist Reveals Why the War on Cancer Is Winnable—and How We Can Get There
DB84055 12 hours 21 minutes
by Vincent T. DeVita and Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn
read by Stephen McLaughlin
Pioneering oncologist and his daughter, a science writer, examine the science and history of one of the world's most formidable diseases. Explains what needs to be done to make more progress in the fight against cancer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ
DB84024 7 hours 29 minutes
by Giulia Enders
read by Katy Sobey
Exploration of the human alimentary canal from end to end. Describes how the digestive system converts food to energy and waste. Discusses communication between the gut and the brain, acid reflux, gluten and lactose intolerance, and how the gut affects obesity and mood. Translated from German. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease
DB84053 17 hours 12 minutes
by Michael Greger
read by Michael Greger
Nutrition expert and physician argues that the vast majority of premature deaths can be prevented through simple changes in diet and lifestyle. Explains how this applies to heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson's, high blood pressure, and other conditions. Includes a checklist of twelve foods to consume daily. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time
DB84233 9 hours 59 minutes
by Arianna Huffington
read by Agapi Stassinopoulos
Huffington Post cofounder asserts that sleep deprivation has profound consequences on job performance, relationships, happiness, and every aspect of health—from weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease to cancer and Alzheimer’s. Offers recommendations from leading scientists on how to get better and more restorative sleep. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book: Sixth Edition
DB82608 21 hours 53 minutes
by Susan M. Love
read by Mary Kane
Fully updated and revised edition of this title, previously DB52036, discusses breast anatomy and common problems, focusing on breast cancer. The surgeon author explains causes and risk reduction, as well as screening, diagnosis, and treatment options. Also discusses post-treatment issues and recurrence. Includes a resource appendix and a pathology checklist. 2015.

Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing
DB82720 42 hours 39 minutes
by Christiane Northrup
read by Eva Wilhelm
Revised and updated edition of gynecologist Northrup's guide to combining Western medicine and alternative therapies for female mind-body wellness. Includes many patients' experiences evidencing the connection between mental state and physical condition. Provides a twelve-step plan for personal healing with advice on choosing a health-care provider. 2010.

Fly a Little Higher: How God Answered a Mom's Small Prayer in a Big Way
DB83834 10 hours 3 minutes
by Laura Sobiech
read by Nancy Lynne Walters
A mother recounts her son's life and his fight with osteosarcoma. Discusses their life before the diagnosis, the effect of the cancer on her son's activities, hobbies, and friendships, and their relationship with God throughout the journey. Shares the ways the illness inspired her son to live a full life. 2014.


This Is All a Dream We Dreamed: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead
DB83811 17 hours 22 minutes
by Blair Jackson and David Gans
read by various narrators
Two authorities on the seminal folk rock band the Grateful Dead collaborate on this oral history of the group. Interviews with band members, fellow musicians, and fans weave together their story, from their roots in the San Francisco area to the fiftieth anniversary concert in 2015. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Say No to the Devil: The Life and Musical Genius of Rev. Gary Davis
DB83529 12 hours 7 minutes
by Ian Zack
read by Bob Moore
Accidentally blinded in infancy, Davis endured an impoverished childhood in South Carolina. Through his extraordinary gifts as a guitar player, however, he made a life as a street singer and preacher, moving to New York in the 1940s and, eventually, becoming an icon of the 1960s folk music revival. 2015.

Nature and the Environment

What Stands in a Storm: Three Days in the Worst Superstorm to Hit the South's Tornado Alley
DB83439 8 hours 28 minutes
by Kim Cross
read by Gabra Zackman
Journalist chronicles the deadly tornado outbreak of April 24–27, 2011, which ran from Texas to New York and spawned 757 tornadoes. Cross focuses on the storms that struck Alabama, especially Tuscaloosa, on April 27th. Describes reactions on the ground, the immediate aftermath, and the long-term recovery. 2015.

Bushmaster: Raymond Ditmars and the Hunt for the World's Largest Viper
DB83671 10 hours 39 minutes
by Dan Eatherley
read by Jeremy Gage
Natural-history documentarian details the life of herpetologist and reptile curator at the Bronx Zoo Raymond Ditmars (1876–1942). Describes Ditmars's early interest in snakes and reptiles, work he contributed to the creation of antivenin, educational films he created in the 1910s and 1920s, and obsession with the bushmaster viper. 2015.

Last Stand: George Bird Grinnell, the Battle to Save the Buffalo, and the Birth of the New West
DB84141 9 hours 25 minutes
by Michael Punke
read by Sean Runnette
Author of The Revenant (DB59088) chronicles the life of George Bird Grinnell (1849–1938), who was instrumental in creating and implementing policies targeted at the conservation of the American buffalo. Details Grinnell's adventures, advocacy, alliances with other conservation leaders, and the lasting effects of his efforts. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

Spirals in Time: The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells
DB83486 12 hours 0 minutes
by Helen Scales
read by Kerry Dukin
Marine biologist details the lifecycle of seashells. Describes the making of shells by certain organisms, the ways shells are used by other sea life and humans, and the effect of human interference on the environment. 2015.

Let There Be Water: Israel's Solution for a Water-Starved World
DB83649 12 hours 42 minutes
by Seth M. Siegel
read by Jake Williams
History of water management and the development of related technologies in Israel, from 1937 to the twenty-first century. Examines personalities involved in political and technological leadership, Israeli foreign relations due to the exportation of water-management knowledge, and the cultural implications of strong water-conservation policies. 2015.


Born Palestinian, Born Black
DB83583 1 hour 41 minutes
by Suheir Hammad
read by Nora Achrati
Augmented second edition of a collection of poetry originally published in 1996. Explores themes of being Palestinian and the child of refugees, femininity and feminism, and black culture in the United States. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1996.

Psychology and Self-Help

Smarter, Faster, Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business
DB84171 10 hours 25 minutes
by Charles Duhigg
read by Mike Chamberlain
A reporter for the New York Times asks why some people are so much more productive than others. He interviews neurologists, business leaders, government officials and more, coming up with certain qualities that productive people all share. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2016.

Little Victories: Perfect Rules for Imperfect Living
DB84140 5 hours 11 minutes
by Jason Gay
read by Jason Gay
A sportswriter for the Wall Street Journal presents humorous instructive essays. These range from simple advice, such as the ideal number for a dinner party, to personal lessons from his own struggles with cancer and infertility. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World
DB83696 10 hours 3 minutes
by Adam Grant
read by various narrators
A business professor and author of Give and Take (DB79375) studies the idea of innovation, arguing that success is best achieved by developing creative ideas while minimizing personal risk. Cites examples from a variety of fields, including business, sports, politics, and music. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2016.

Upside: The New Science of Post-Traumatic Growth
DB83524 8 hours 25 minutes
by Jim Rendon
read by Gregory Gorton
A journalist studies the idea of personal growth following trauma. He puts forward psychological studies showing that, while post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can cause immense emotional distress, with the right kind of support survivors can emerge stronger and more focused. 2015.

Year of Yes
DB83604 7 hours 43 minutes
by Shonda Rhimes
read by Erin Jones
The creator of the popular TV shows Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal talks about her natural introversion and how she overcame it. When her sister says that she never says yes to anything, Rhimes decides to say yes—especially to things that scare her—for one year. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2015.

Mess: One Man's Struggle to Clean Up His House and His Act
DB83251 10 hours 43 minutes
by Barry Yourgrau
read by David DeBoy
An ultimatum from his girlfriend motivates a New York writer to finally tackle his hoarding. Chronicles his research into hoarding, his attempts to tackle his issues through therapy and support groups, and his eventual decluttering efforts. 2015.


Miracles from Heaven: A Little Girl, Her Journey to Heaven, and Her Amazing Story of Healing
DB84020 5 hours 38 minutes
by Christy Wilson Beam
read by Christy Wilson Beam
Woman recounts the life of her daughter, Annabel, who was diagnosed with an incurable digestive disorder. Relates Annabel's fall from a tree, resulting in unconsciousness, with her digestive issues subsequently and mysteriously cured. Annabel claims to have visited Heaven while knocked out. Basis for 2016 movie. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Why Be Jewish? A Testament
DB84110 6 hours 25 minutes
by Edgar Bronfman
read by Rick Zieff
Former president of the World Jewish Congress shares his experience of the Jewish faith and culture. Discusses key tenets and traditions, the importance of family, separation of secular and faith-based identities, and calls for future generations to look to Moses to transform the world for good. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Faith versus Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible
DB83490 15 hours 30 minutes
by Jerry A. Coyne
read by Bill Burton
Evolutionary biologist challenges faith-based science education, arguing that religion and science compete to describe reality using different tools. Posits that the scientific method is more reliable and that religion is incapable of finding truth as it relies on faith rather than evidence. 2015.

American Apostles: When Evangelicals Entered the World of Islam
DB83489 14 hours 4 minutes
by Christine Leigh Heyrman
read by Suzanne Duvall
Historian chronicles the travels of three evangelical Christian missionaries—Levi Parsons, Pliny Fisk, and Jonas King—from New England to the Middle East during the 1820s. Describes their adventures, writings, and spiritual challenges as they engage in religious and philosophical debates with locals and other international visitors to the region. 2015.

The Grammar of God: A Journey into the Words and Worlds of the Bible
DB83508 7 hours 42 minutes
by Aviya Kushner
read by Catherine Byers
Journalist chronicles her journey studying the bible, particularly the Old Testament, which she read for the first time in English as a student of Marilynne Robinson, author of Gilead (DB59561). Discusses the differences in grammar and vocabulary between the original Hebrew and various English translations. 2015.

The Forgotten Queens of Islam
DB83441 10 hours 0 minutes
by Fatima Mernissi
read by Catherine Byers
Sociologist examines the history of female leaders of Islamic states, from the founding of Islam in AD 622 until 1988, when Benazir Bhutto (1953–2007) was elected president of Pakistan. Examines the role of religion in the political sphere. Translated from the original 1990 French edition. 1993.

Laudato Si': On Care for Our Common Home
DB83663 5 hours 6 minutes
by Pope Francis
read by Gary Tipton
Second encyclical by Pope Francis (born 1936), addressing the concept of the Earth as a common home. Discusses the current state of the shared environment, the Gospel message as seen through creation, human causes of ecological crisis, ecology and the common good, and the need for action. 2015.

The Sound of Gravel: A Memoir
DB83751 9 hours 6 minutes
by Ruth Wariner
read by Ruth Wariner
Chronicle of growing up in a fundamentalist polygamous cult in rural Mexico. Wariner describes the murder of her father by her uncle to gain power within their church, sexual abuse by her stepfather, and the fallout from her escaping the congregation at the age of sixteen with her younger siblings. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Science and Technology

The Vital Question: Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life
DB83289 14 hours 28 minutes
by Nick Lane
read by Karl Miller
Biochemist theorizes the emergence of morphologically complex life two billion years ago, two billion years after simple bacterial life arose. Discusses the basis for the question he is trying to answer, and presents evidence for his hypotheses, including cellular morphology and biochemistry, genetic divergence—including sex—and a 2010 discovery. 2015.

Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology
DB83591 15 hours 57 minutes
by Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili
read by J.P. Linton
Molecular geneticist McFadden and physicist Al-Khalili, author of Paradox (DB75728), present the emerging field of quantum biology. They discuss the introduction of quantum mechanics theory into the field of biology and explore investigations into puzzles facing biologists, including the ways migrating birds know where to go, interpreting scents, and gene replication. 2014.

Monsters: The Hindenburg Disaster and the Birth of Pathological Technology
DB83579 12 hours 3 minutes
by Ed Regis
read by Patrick Downer
Author of The Biology of Doom (DB51521) examines technologies that are fundamentally flawed but reach a high level of development due to the imaginative allure they evoke. Focuses on the creation of zeppelins in Germany, which resulted in the destruction of the Hindenburg in 1937. 2015.

A Dangerous Master: How to Keep Technology from Slipping beyond Our Control
DB82677 20 hours 52 minutes
by Wendell Wallach
read by J.P. Linton
Ethicist at Yale considers the role of technology in the twenty-first century and moral implications of its positive and negative uses. Examines the ethical problems posed by new technologies and presents ways for policy makers, the general public, and scientists to navigate the issues. 2015.

Atoms under the Floorboards: The Surprising Science Hidden in Your Home
DB83172 12 hours 24 minutes
by Chris Woodford
read by Jon Pinnow
Exploration of the science behind things one encounters in everyday life. Discusses the physics of stable houses, the creation and use of energy, the mechanics of bicycles, the chemical structure of glass, the engineering behind radios, the mathematical impact of digital versus analog, and more. 2015.

Social Sciences

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
DB83870 11 hours 6 minutes
by Matthew Desmond
read by Dion Graham
Harvard sociologist examines the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to relate the stories of eight families living on the edge, all of whose fates rest in the hands of two landlords. Desmond provides a close view of the issue of eviction, which so many American families face. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America
DB83304 9 hours 20 minutes
by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer
read by Jill Ferris
The authors examine the lifestyles of American households subsisting on two dollars or less per person per day. Includes discussions of where they live, how their poverty occurred, and how they survive. The authors illuminate the trend of a low-wage labor market that fails to deliver a living wage. 2015.

Broken: The Forgotten Children of Immigration; Stories told by Children as They Became Victims of a Broken Immigration System/La Cara Infantil de la Inmigración: Historias Narradas por Niños al Convertirse en Víctimas de un Sistema Migratorio Roto
DB83081 7 hours 21 minutes
edited by Arturo García and Germán González
read by Martin Untrojb
In this bilingual collection of essays, eighteen children—together with various educators, attorneys, and activists—offer their own experiences, insights, and concerns about the immigration policies of the United States. Violence. English/Spanish language. (En esta colección de ensayos bilingües, dieciocho niños —juntos con varios educadores, abogados, y activistas— ofrecen sus propias experiencias, ideas, e inquietudes sobre las políticas de inmigración de los Estados Unidos. Violencia. En Inglés y Español.) 2014.

A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life
DB83711 11 hours 59 minutes
by Allyson Hobbs
read by Jake Williams
Historian examines the phenomenon of African Americans passing as white, separating themselves from one racial identity to take on another. Discusses the grief and isolation that historically often accompanied the rewards for this choice, particularly during the rise of the civil rights era. 2014.

The Making of Asian America: A History
DB82946 17 hours 7 minutes
by Erika Lee
read by Mary Kane
Historian, and the granddaughter of Chinese immigrants, explores the history of Asian immigration to the United States. Discusses ethnic strongholds such as Chinatown in San Francisco and Japantown in Seattle, social organizations formed to ease transition, and laws created to prevent full integration into American society. 2015.

The Prime of Life: A History of Modern Adulthood
DB83165 17 hours 4 minutes
by Steven Mintz
read by Richard Davidson
A historian looks at the idea of adulthood and how it has changed over the last two hundred years. He points out that the normal script for adulthood (marriage, career, home ownership, parenting, etc.) may have changed, but uncertainty and anxiety over the transition to adulthood is not new. 2015.

The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge
DB84003 15 hours 31 minutes
by Matt Ridley
read by Erik Sandvold
Author of Genome (DB50310) surveys the evolution of seventeen concepts, systems, and philosophies. Includes the universe, morality, life, genes, culture, economy, technology, mind, personality, education, population, leadership, government, religion, money, the Internet, and the future. 2015.

Shame: How America's Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country
DB83409 4 hours 33 minutes
by Shelby Steele
read by Scott Reynolds
Author of The Content of Our Character (DB32017) presents his arguments against American liberalism, especially in the context of race. He posits that the goal of post-civil rights era liberals is equality and that they have failed. Lays out his reasoning why conservatism should be preferred. 2015.

Sports and Recreation

The Domino Diaries: My Decade Boxing with Olympic Champions and Chasing Hemingway's Ghost in the Last Days of Castro's Cuba
DB82525 8 hours 56 minutes
by Brin-Jonathan Butler
read by Julian Thompson
Writer, filmmaker, and avid boxer Butler traveled to Cuba to write about the national boxing team. This memoir weaves in his personal experiences visiting Havana over the years with stories about Cuban athletes who forgo wealth to remain on the island. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Legends Club: Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano, and an Epic College Basketball Rivalry
DB84012 15 hours 20 minutes
by John Feinstein
read by John Feinstein
Author of bestselling sports books, including A Good Walk Spoiled (DB40694), looks at three legendary college basketball coaches: Dean Smith of the University of North Carolina, Mike Krzyzewski of Duke, and Jim Valvano of North Carolina State. The three shared an intense rivalry during the 1980s. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs: Use Outdoor Clues to Find Your Way, Predict the Weather, Locate Water, Track Animals, and Other Forgotten Skills
DB83474 13 hours 21 minutes
by Tristan Gooley
read by Jon Pinnow
Professional navigator and travel company executive shares the tips and tricks he has learned over his twenty years of experience about orienting yourself in both urban and rural environments using nature's clues. Includes information on using your senses, identifying landmarks big and small, and ways different environments affect indicators. 2014.

Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion against the NCAA
DB83746 15 hours 10 minutes
by Joe Nocera and Ben Strauss
read by Dominic Hoffman
Business writer teams up with a New York Times contributor to look at the business of college sports. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) ensures that college athletes are amateurs, but the authors argue that the system enriches everyone but the athletes competing. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Victory Season: The End of World War II and the Birth of Baseball’s Golden Age
DB83569 18 hours 48 minutes
by Robert Weintraub
read by Bill Burton
The Second World War had a big impact on Major League Baseball, with most of its famous players serving in the armed forces. A sportswriter looks at the 1946 season and baseball’s resurgence after the war. 2013.


Travels in North America, in the Years 1827 and 1828, Volumes 1–3
DB83455 26 hours 24 minutes
by Basil Hall
read by Mark Delgado
Scottish captain in the Royal Navy provides detailed observations of America and Canada in the early nineteenth century, highlighting social conditions and political tensions. Volume 1 includes New York, Massachusetts, and Canada; volume 2 includes Albany, Boston, Philadelphia, and Baltimore; volume 3 includes Washington, D.C., and the United States Congress. 1829.

A Tour of Bones: Facing Fear and Looking for Life
DB83794 8 hours 24 minutes
by Denise Inge
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Academic recounts her experience living in a home that was located above an ancient charnel house—a vault where skeletal remains are stored. Describes using the opportunity to confront fears of death as she dealt with cancer, and discusses her travels to other charnel houses in Europe. 2014.

Finding Abbey: The Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave
DB83562 7 hours 18 minutes
by Sean Prentiss
read by Jack Fox
Describes the author's journey to discover the burial location of Edward Abbey, author of The Monkey Wrench Gang (DB66361). Relates locations of both great and minimal importance in Abbey's life, interviews with Abbey's friends and family, and the influence of this journey on his own worldview. 2015.

Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads
DB83478 20 hours 48 minutes
by Paul Theroux
read by Bill Wallace
Author of The Last Train to Zona Verde (DB76902) and The Lower River (DB75221) explores life in America's Deep South as he travels across the region over the course of a year. Describes interactions with residents, events he attended, and cultural mores. Some strong language. 2015.

U.S. History

The Long Emancipation: The Demise of Slavery in the United States
DB83424 4 hours 18 minutes
by Ira Berlin
read by Bob Moore
The author offers a framework for understanding the end of slavery in the United States, achieved over the course of nearly a century. Berlin examines the difficult road to emancipation within the larger concept of American freedom and identifies the many factors at work in the struggle. 2015.

The Confederate Battle Flag: America's Most Embattled Emblem
DB83168 14 hours 41 minutes
by John M. Coski
read by Jake Williams
A comprehensive history of the controversial symbol. Historian reveals the flag’s origins, its emergence as the preeminent representation of the Confederacy, and its transformation into a cultural icon. Examines the conflicting and complex meanings of the flag. 2005.

Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams
DB84224 15 hours 44 minutes
by Louisa Thomas
read by Kirsten Potter
Chronicle of the life of Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams (1775–1852), wife of John Quincy Adams, sixth president of the United States. Describes her early years growing up in England and France, her marriage to Adams, health challenges, and defining her role as First Lady. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

1944: FDR and the Year That Changed History
DB83669 21 hours 48 minutes
by Jay Winik
read by Peter Johnson
Historian examines in detail many of the pivotal events of 1944, including the planning of Operation Overlord, D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge, and more. Discusses Roosevelt’s leadership in this context, and the many difficult decisions and challenges he faced. 2015.

World History

Farthest Field: An Indian Story of the Second World War
DB83422 8 hours 57 minutes
by Raghu Karnad
read by Michael Scherer
The author details India's role in World War II, following a single family throughout the course of the war. He also examines the internal conflict of India’s war, in which the largest volunteer army in history fought for the British Empire, while its countrymen fought to be free of it. 2015.

Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana
DB83345 21 hours 50 minutes
by William M. LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluh
read by Ken Kliban
Details secret discussions between the United States and Cuba, from the outset of the 1959 Revolution. Despite the ostensibly cold relations between the two states, LeoGrande and Kornbluh assess more than fifty years of clandestine communications between Fidel Castro and eleven different U.S. presidential administrations. Violence and strong language. 2014.

Drinking Water: A History
DB83305 10 hours 12 minutes
by James Salzman
read by Jake Williams
Environmental policy expert discusses how drinking water highlights pressing issues and how humans have wrestled with these problems for centuries. He recounts the history of this precious resource, from the aqueducts of Rome to London’s revolutionary sewer system in the 1800s and today’s desalination plants. 2012.

Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning
DB83346 19 hours 17 minutes
by Timothy Snyder
read by Peter Johnson
Using a variety of sources, including previously lost testimonies from Jewish survivors, the author recounts this period of mass murder as an event closer and more comprehensible—and therefore all the more terrifying—than many think. Snyder contends it is absolutely vital that we learn from the lessons of the Holocaust. Violence. 2015.

Lost Enlightenment: Central Asia's Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to Tamerlane
DB83470 23 hours 18 minutes
by S. Frederick Starr
read by Lou Harpenau
Archaeologist chronicles the history of the Central Asia region from approximately AD 800 to 1200. Describes technological and intellectual advances, including papermaking, using lunar eclipses to calculate distance and time, and documenting of other cultures. Discusses influential figures and leaders. 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, contact your local cooperating library. Regional library telephone numbers and email addresses are listed on the last pages of this magazine.

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.

Children's Fiction


The Buccaneers' Code: The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates
DB83111 6 hours 53 minutes
by Caroline Carlson
read by Anne Hancock
When Miss Pimm, Enchantress of the Northlands, decides to retire, she enlists pirate Hilary to prepare to challenge Captain Blacktooth in a battle for the presidency of the League in order to save the kingdom. Sequel to The Terror of the Southlands (DB82934). For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2015.

Sweet Home Alaska
DB83875 8 hours 3 minutes
by Carole Estby Dagg
read by Susan Denaker
1934. When eleven-year-old Terpsichore's father signs up for President Roosevelt's Palmer Colony project, the family is uprooted from Wisconsin and heads to Alaska. Terpsichore refuses to let the rough conditions and first impressions of being a pioneer get in the way of her grand adventure. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2016.

Imaginary Boy
DB83674 5 hours 2 minutes
by Mark Eldrich
read by Jeremy Gage
Eleven-year-old Benji, who uses a crutch and has a disfigured face, escapes his life through the heroes he reads about in books. When his father suddenly dies and leaves behind an unfinished story, Benji realizes that his fiction may be actually true. For grades 4-7. 2015.

A Bandit's Tale: The Muddled Misadventures of a Pickpocket
DB84015 7 hours 3 minutes
by Deborah Hopkinson
read by P.J. Ochlan
New York City, late 1800s. Eleven-year-old Rocco, an Italian immigrant, is sold to a padrone, but on the streets he meets a group of kids who teach him the art of pickpocketing. But when Meddlin' Mary catches his interest, he reevaluates his future. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2016.

Seekers, Books 1–6
DB83209 40 hours 56 minutes
by Erin Hunter
read by Mark Ashby
Six books, written between 2008 and 2011, featuring a grizzly, a black, and a polar bear who, with a shape-shifting cub, embark on a quest for the Northern Lights. Includes: The Quest Begins, Great Bear Lake, Smoke Mountain, The Last Wilderness, Fire in the Sky, and Spirits in the Stars. For grades 5-8. 2011.

Abe Lincoln and the Selfie That Saved the Union: The Left Behinds
DB84225 6 hours 59 minutes
by David Potter
read by Kirby Heyborne
When the iTime app on their phones sends Mel, Bev, and Brandon to Washington, D.C., in 1863, in the middle of the Civil War, the trio must somehow travel to Gettysburg to prevent disaster, save the Union, and be home in time for dinner. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2016.

The iPhone That Saved George Washington: The Left Behinds
DB84143 8 hours 17 minutes
by David Potter
read by Kirby Heyborne
Three students, Mel, Bev, and Brandon, left behind at their prestigious school during Christmas break, find themselves in 1776 New Jersey with General George Washington dead at their feet. Twelve-year-old Mel must find a way, using his iPhone, to set things right. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2015.

Secrets of the Dragon Tomb
DB83614 9 hours 10 minutes
by Patrick Samphire
read by Erik Sandvold
While dreaming of being a spy like those in his favorite magazine, twelve-year-old Edward has been stuck holding his eccentric family together. But when his parents are kidnapped, Edward leads his sisters and cousin in a rescue effort across the danger-filled landscape of nineteenth-century Mars. For grades 4-7. 2016.

The Curse of the Chocolate Phoenix
DB84125 6 hours 47 minutes
by Kate Saunders
read by Andy Pyle
Eleven-year-old twins Oz and Lily once again help the Secret Ministry of the Unexplained, after working with them in The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop (DB76242). When their enchanted cat, Demerara, is arrested, the twins uncover three witches' sinister plans. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2013.


Survivors: The Endless Lake and Storm of Dogs
DB83242 12 hours 41 minutes
by Erin Hunter
read by Mike Stefanelli
Final two novels featuring dogs, following their adventures in Survivors (DB78798). In The Endless Lake, Lucky and his pack learn to adapt when food becomes scarce. But the Wild Pack must face a terrifying battle yet to come in Storm of Dogs. For grades 4-7. 2015.

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear
DB83676 0 hours 15 minutes
by Lindsay Mattick
read by Colleen Delany
A young boy's bedtime story reveals how his great-great-grandfather, veterinarian Captain Harry Colebourn, rescued and learned to love a bear cub during World War I. The bear later became the inspiration for A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh (DB48132). Caldecott Medal. For grades K-3. 2015.

Harriet the Invincible: Hamster Princess
DB83774 2 hours 12 minutes
by Ursula Vernon
read by Marsha Rehns
Never a conventional princess, Harriet Hamsterbone becomes an adventurer when she learns she is cursed by the wicked fairy Ratshade to fall into a deep sleep on her twelfth birthday, after pricking herself on the hamster wheel. Years pass, and something peculiar happens when Ratshade reappears. For grades 3-6. 2015.


Rules for Stealing Stars
DB83015 7 hours 10 minutes
by Corey Ann Haydu
read by Marsha Rehns
Four sisters—Eleanor, Astrid, Marla, and Silly—rely on each other and a bit of mysterious magic to cope with their mother's illness. For grades 4-7. 2015.

The Key to Extraordinary
DB84165 5 hours 16 minutes
by Natalie Lloyd
read by Kate Simses
Twelve-year-old orphan Emma lives by a haunted graveyard in her Tennessee town, helping her brother and Granny Blue with the family bakery. When her Destiny Dream shows a key, she must solve a ghostly mystery that has haunted her town for generations. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2016.

In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse
DB83799 3 hours 14 minutes
by Joseph Marshall
read by David Rutherford
Eleven-year-old Jimmy McClean is often bullied because of his light hair and blue eyes. He travels with his maternal grandfather, Nyles High Eagle, to learn about his Lakota heritage and the life of Crazy Horse, the nineteenth-century Lakota leader and warrior. For grades 4-7. 2015.


My Diary from the Edge of the World
DB83476 7 hours 34 minutes
by Jodi Lynn Anderson
read by Mare Trevathan
Spirited twelve-year-old Gracie Lockwood and her family live in a world where sasquatches, dragons, giants, mermaids, and dark clouds are common. But when a cloud comes for her little brother, they escape in a Winnebago, searching for the safe haven of a mythical normal world. For grades 4-7. 2015.

Midnight Thief and Daughter of Dusk
DB82888 21 hours 29 minutes
by Livia Blackburne
read by Faith Potts
In Midnight Thief, seventeen-year-old thief Kyra joins a guild of assassins with questionable motives. Meanwhile, Tristam, a young knight, fights against the vicious Demon Riders who are ravaging the city. In Daughter of Dusk, Kyra learns the truth about her dangerous heritage. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2015.

DB83887 0 hours 14 minutes
by Doreen Cronin
read by Colleen Delany
King and queen send for an ordinary girl to save their kingdom, after they banish a useful magical fairy, Bloom, for being messy and having muddy boots. For preschool-grade 2. 2016.

Storm of Lightning: Michael Vey, Book 5
DB83706 9 hours 18 minutes
by Richard Paul Evans
read by Erik Sandvold
While on their most dangerous mission yet, Michael and the rest of the Electroclan discover that the resistance has been compromised. Meanwhile, the Elgen group shows signs of dissent. Sequel to Michael Vey Series, Books 2–4 (DB81891). Some violence. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2015.

Everblaze and Neverseen
DB83402 28 hours 29 minutes
by Shannon Messenger
read by Abigail Maupin
In Everblaze, Sophie's abilities are growing stronger, and she uncovers more secrets in the Elven world. In Neverseen, Sophie is on the run and joins the shadowy Black Swan organization. Sequel to Keeper of the Lost Cities and Exile (DB83323). For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2015.

The Wrinkled Crown
DB83505 10 hours 3 minutes
by Anne Nesbet
read by Emily Maixner
Almost twelve, Linny embarks on an epic quest to save her best friend, Sayra, from a curse meant for Linny. Along with her father's apprentice, Elias, they discover that Linny is the link between the magical and logical halves of her world. For grades 3-6. 2015.

Percy Jackson's Greek Gods
DB83766 12 hours 25 minutes
by Rick Riordan
read by Jesse Bernstein
Percy Jackson, the son of Poseidon, explains how the world was created and then provides a who's who of ancients, from Apollo to Zeus, from the perspective of the series Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2014.

Immortal Guardians: Fall of the Beasts; Spirit Animals
DB84136 4 hours 47 minutes
by Eliot Schrefer
read by Nicola Barber
When an ancient dark force emerges from a centuries-long slumber, Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan must stop it from sweeping through Erdas and destroying their spirit animals—and the world. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2015.

Broken Ground: Fall of the Beasts; Spirit Animals
DB84227 5 hours 7 minutes
by Victoria Schwab
read by Nicola Barber
A new ancient and evil threat faces the world of Erdas. Determined to stop it, Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan along with their spirit animals embark on a desperate journey that takes them deep underground. Sequel to Immortal Guardians (DB84136). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2016.


Starring Jules (as Herself)
DB84167 1 hour 34 minutes
by Beth Ain
read by Cassandra Morris
Jules is a normal seven-year-old girl, concerned with school and friends and other ordinary things—until a chance meeting with a casting director leads to an audition for a television commercial. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2013.

Dory and the Real True Friend
DB83365 0 hours 55 minutes
by Abby Hanlon
read by Mary Kane
Dory, a highly imaginative youngest child, makes a new friend at school, but her siblings are positive that Rosabelle is imaginary, just like all of Dory's other friends. Sequel to Dory Fantasmagory (DB83228). For grades K-3. 2015.

Tru and Nelle
DB84027 5 hours 21 minutes
by G. Neri
read by Catherine Taber
Fictionalized account of Truman Capote and Harper Lee's friendship during the Great Depression. Seven-year-old Tru and six-year-old Nelle love playing detectives, but a drugstore theft sets the duo up for their first real investigation. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2016.

Growing Up

The Green Bicycle
DB84163 8 hours 48 minutes
by Haifaa Al-Mansour
read by Ariana Delawari
Even though it is considered improper for girls to ride bikes in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, eleven-year-old Wadjda schemes to make money to buy her own. But when she is busted for selling homemade goods to her classmates, Wadjda explores a different way. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2015.

Raymie Nightingale
DB84164 4 hours 27 minutes
by Kate DiCamillo
read by Jenna Lamia
Raymie hopes that if she wins a local beauty pageant her father will come home. As she practices twirling a baton and performing good deeds, she is drawn into an unlikely friendship with a drama queen and a saboteur. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2016.

Orbiting Jupiter
DB84135 2 hours 26 minutes
by Gary D. Schmidt
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
After spending a brutal time in a juvenile detention facility, fourteen-year-old Joseph has trust issues and desperately wants to see his baby daughter. His new foster brother, Jack, and his parents show Joseph that everyone needs help sometimes and that it can come from unlikely places. Some violence. For grades 6-9. 2015.

Saving Montgomery Sole
DB84048 5 hours 58 minutes
by Mariko Tamaki
read by Rebecca Lowman
Outcast Montgomery Sole has two moms, lives in a small town, and spends her days with two best friends obsessing over ESP and other paranormal mysteries. But things change when a rigid evangelist and his son move to their town. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2016.

Historical Fiction

The Great War: Stories Inspired by Items from the First World War
DB83528 6 hours 1 minute
by David Almond and others
read by Gregory Gorton
Collection of short stories about the First World War inspired by eleven physical objects associated with the war, such as a Brodie helmet, a toy soldier, a compass, and more. Stories are written by a selection of notable international authors. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2014.

The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth, and Harlem's Greatest Bookstore
DB83684 0 hours 27 minutes
by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
read by Ken Jackson
A fictional account of the National Memorial African Bookstore, which was founded by Louis Michaux in the 1930s. While working in his family's landmark Harlem bookstore, young Louis Michaux Jr. learns the power of books and meets famous men like Malcolm X. For grades K-3. 2015.

Paper Wishes
DB83943 3 hours 29 minutes
by Lois Sepahban
read by Jill Fox
After the Pearl Harbor attack, young Manami, her parents, and her grandfather are evacuated from their home and sent to Manzanar, an ugly, dreary internment camp for Japanese American citizens in the desert. Along the way she is forced to leave her dog Yujiin behind. For grades 4-7. 2016.


Skinnybones and Almost Starring Skinnybones
DB84137 5 hours 4 minutes
by Barbara Park
read by Maxwell Glick
Two humorous stories written between 1982 and 1988, featuring young Alex and his awkward yet funny moments in school. In Skinnybones, Alex's bragging gets him in a pickle with his team. But he is absolutely convinced that stardom awaits in Almost Starring Skinnybones. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 1988.


The Dastardly Deed: The League of Beastly Dreadfuls, Book 2
DB83912 7 hours 27 minutes
by Holly Grant
read by Rosalyn Landor
After escaping the lunatic asylum in The League of Beastly Dreadfuls (DB81743), Anastasia learns that she is royalty and her family figures in a centuries-old scandal that began with the disappearance of her grandfather. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2016.

The Detective's Assistant
DB84239 6 hours 31 minutes
by Kate Hannigan
read by Christine Lakin
1859. Orphaned eleven-year-old Nell arrives in Chicago and is shocked to discover that her Aunt Kate is the first female detective for Pinkerton's National Detective Agency. Nell helps her solve cases, including a mystery surrounding Abraham Lincoln, and one about her own father. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2015.

The Wig in the Window and The Tiara on the Terrace
DB83609 15 hours 4 minutes
by Kristen Kittscher
read by Mare Trevathan
In The Wig in the Window, when their game of neighborhood spying takes a dark turn one night, preteen sleuths Sophie Young and Grace Yang find themselves caught in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse. Includes the next mystery, The Tiara on the Terrace. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2016.

Friday Barnes, Girl Detective
DB83715 4 hours 56 minutes
by R.A. Spratt
read by Carol Dines
The youngest of five children, genius and loner Friday Barnes discovers that her true talent lies in solving crimes. After cracking a diamond theft, Friday uses the reward money to send herself to the exclusive Highcrest Academy, which, lucky for her, is filled with more mysteries. For grades 3-6. 2014.

Three Bird Summer
DB83487 4 hours 48 minutes
by Sara St. Antoine
read by Mike Stefanelli
At his grandmother's cabin on Three Bird Lake, Adam plans for this summer to be peaceful for once. However, after he meets the adventurous girl next door, they explore the area and turn up a few surprising mysteries—including hints of a buried treasure. For grades 5-8. 2014.

Agatha, Girl of Mystery Series, Books 1–9
DB83186 16 hours 43 minutes
by Sir Steve Stevenson
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Books one through nine, written between 2010 and 2012, featuring global mysteries investigated by young detective Agatha, her butler, and her cat, Watson. Includes: The Curse of the Pharaoh, The Pearl of Bengal, The King of Scotland's Sword, and more. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2012.

Scary Stories

The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle
DB83913 9 hours 24 minutes
by Janet Fox
read by Fiona Hardingham
When the Nazis begin bombing London in 1940, siblings Katherine, Robbie, and Amelie are shuttled off to a private school in the spooky Rookskill Castle in Scotland. However, nothing is as it seems, and Katherine believes they are in danger. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2016.


Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy
DB84142 0 hours 40 minutes
by Barbara Park
read by Lana Quintal
Disappointed because the rules for her class's Pet Day will not let her take her dog to school, Junie B. Jones considers taking a raccoon, a worm, or a dead fish. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 1998.

Science Fiction

DB83348 8 hours 42 minutes
by Julie Bertagna
read by Catherine Byers
Separated and living different lives, Mara remains in the mountains while Fox works on a rebellion in New Mungo. Meanwhile, their daughter Lily discovers that Fox is her biological father and sets out to find him. Sequel to Zenith (DB67733). For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2011.

Under Their Skin
DB83707 5 hours 23 minutes
by Margaret Peterson Haddix
read by Mare Trevathan
Twelve-year-old twins Nick and Eryn investigate why their mother and new stepfather are keeping secrets, why they are forbidden to meet their step-siblings, and why their lives are in danger. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2016.

Project Alpha: Voyagers, Book 1
DB84169 5 hours 37 minutes
by D.J. MacHale
read by Robbie Daymond
As Earth's energy crisis gets to a critical state, eight twelve-year-old boys and girls compete for one of the four spots on a dangerous space voyage that will search for a new power source. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2015.


Kid Owner
DB83212 8 hours 2 minutes
by Tim Green
read by Don Feldheim
When twelve-year-old Ryan Zinna learns that his estranged father left him the Dallas Cowboys, he is not prepared to deal with the newfound fame and how it changes him. Then again, his angry stepmother doesn't plan to let him own the team for long. For grades 5-8. 2015.

The Kicks Series, Books 1–5
DB83194 17 hours 45 minutes
by Alex Morgan
read by Theresa Conkin
Books one through five, written between 2013 and 2015, featuring a group of girl soccer players and their adventures in school. In Saving the Team, new seventh-grader Devin helps make the team competitive. Includes Sabotage Season, Win or Lose, Hat Trick, and Shaken Up. For grades 4-7. 2015.

Children's Nonfiction


Ten Ships That Rocked the World
DB83419 5 hours 1 minute
by Gillian Richardson
read by Colin Davies
Profiles ten ships that influenced human history. Explores maritime adventures from the voyages led by Commander Zheng He's Chinese treasure ships in the fifteenth century to the twenty-first-century Somali pirate hijacking of the Saudi Arabian supertanker Sirius Star. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2015.

The Boy Who Became Buffalo Bill: Growing Up Billy Cody in Bleeding Kansas
DB83784 4 hours 21 minutes
by Andrea Warren
read by Scott Reynolds
An exploration of the adventurous life of William Frederick Cody (1846–1917), who became the legendary Wild West entertainer. Discusses family tragedies, a move to Kansas, riding for the Pony Express, military service, and his popular touring show "Buffalo Bill's Wild West." Some violence. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2015.


You Have a Pet What?! Books 1–6
DB83328 2 hours 43 minutes
by Cristie Reed and others
read by Colin Davies
Guides for kids to select and own unusual pets. The authors provide quick facts about the animals, pet-care tips, and more. These six books in the series include: Ferret, Hedgehog, Mini Horse, Mini Pig, Rat, and Sugar Glider. For grades 3-6. 2015.


Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings; A Memoir
DB83523 2 hours 8 minutes
by Margarita Engle
read by Faith Potts
Poetic memoir reflects on growing up as a child of two cultures during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Torn between Cuba and the United States, Engle uses free verse to describe her life in Los Angeles and her love for Cuba. Pura Belpré Award. For grades 6-9. 2015.

Sitting Bull: Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People
DB83793 1 hour 17 minutes
by S. D. Nelson
read by Bruce Huntey
The author recounts the life of Lakota warrior Sitting Bull (1831–1890). Includes moments such as his first buffalo kill, conflicts with other tribes, and interactions with white men and the U.S. Army. Highlights the Battles of Killdeer Mountain and the Little Bighorn. For grades 3-6. 2015.


Where Is . . . ? Books 1–6
DB83244 6 hours 28 minutes
by Patricia Brennan Demuth and others
read by Kerry Dukin
Six books highlighting facts and history about important places in the world. Includes Where Are the Great Pyramids?, Where Is Mount Rushmore?, Where Is Niagara Falls?, Where Is the Empire State Building?, Where Is the Grand Canyon?, and Where Is the Great Wall? For grades 3-6. 2015.

Government and Politics

The Art of the Possible: An Everyday Guide to Politics
DB83681 1 hour 53 minutes
by Edward Keenan
read by Eva Wilhelm
An introduction to politics and why we need it. Includes topics such as why we form societies, the basic types of governments, the power of public opinion, types of rhetoric, and more. Provides several case studies and a glossary. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2015.


Ancient Maya
DB83364 1 hour 39 minutes
by Sue Bradford Edwards
read by Scott Reynolds
Overview of the history and accomplishments of Mayan civilization, including their feats of mathematics and the construction of massive stone cities. Provides details of their carvings, religion, culture, warfare, and the eventual collapse of their thriving civilization. For grades 6-9. 2015.

Iron Rails, Iron Men, and the Race to Link the Nation: The Story of the Transcontinental Railroad
DB83662 4 hours 35 minutes
by Martin W. Sandler
read by Scott Reynolds
Recounts the construction of the transcontinental railroad. An additional 1,800 miles of tracks to the West Coast finally connected the eastern and western shores. Discusses the daring feats of tens of thousands of workers, the dangers they encountered, their challenges, and their successes. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2015.


Random Body Parts: Gross Anatomy Riddles in Verse
DB83366 0 hours 54 minutes
by Leslie Bulion
read by Nick DePinto
A poetic guide that uses science and gross humor to showcase anatomy and physiology. For grades 2-4. 2015.


A Beginner's Guide to Immortality: From Alchemy to Avatars
DB83371 1 hour 43 minutes
by Maria Birmingham
read by Colin Davies
Chronicles humanity's attempts to cheat death through elixirs or other magical substances. Highlights key individuals who were believed to be immortal and the mysteries surrounding their actual age, including fourteenth-century French scholar Nicolas Flamel, who is said to have created the mythical philosopher’s stone. For grades 3-6. 2015.

Great Engineering Series, Books 1–6
DB83739 2 hours 44 minutes
by Rebecca Stefoff
read by Colin Davies
Six books that introduce the roles of civil engineers and describe the design, construction, and history of engineered structures around the world. Includes Building Bridges, Building Dams, Building Dikes and Levees, Building Roads, Building Skyscrapers, and Building Tunnels. For grades 3-6. 2016.

You and Your Body

The Care and Keeping of You 2: The Body Book for Older Girls
DB83456 2 hours 26 minutes
by Cara Natterson
read by Mary Kane
Guide for tween and teenage girls to understand the changes taking place in their bodies, brains, and emotions. Includes discussion on how to relate to family and friends while experiencing puberty. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2012.

Foreign Language Books

Los libros presentes en esta edición de Talking Book Topics (Temas de Libros Parlantes) se enviaron recientemente a las bibliotecas de cooperación. La colección completa contiene una amplia gama de libros de ficción y no ficción, incluyendo biografías, clásicos, de vaqueros, misterio, romance y otros.
Los usuarios registrados también pueden descargar de inmediato todos los títulos y revistas del servicio de Descarga de Lectura en Braille y Audio del NLS (BARD) en La aplicación móvil de BARD está disponible en la App Store, Google Play, y en la Appstore de Amazon para leer audiolibros en su teléfono inteligente o su tablet personal. Para conocer más sobre la colección o para registrarse para utilizar BARD, comuníquese con su biblioteca de cooperación local. Los números de teléfono y las direcciones de correo electrónico de las bibliotecas regionales se encuentran en las últimas páginas de esta revista.

Nota: Puede aparecer un aviso inmediatamente a continuación de la descripción del libro para indicar escenas de violencia, lenguaje violento o descripciones de sexo. La palabra “algunas” antes de cualquiera de estos términos indica un hecho ocasional o poco frecuente, como por ejemplo “lenguaje violento poco frecuente”. Los audiolibros comerciales de los cuales el NLS no tiene acceso al libro impreso, pueden presentar el aviso “sin calificación”, lo que significa que el libro puede contener o no violencia, lenguaje violento o descripciones de sexo.


El Amante Japonés (The Japanese Lover)
DB80999 9 horas 41 minutos
por Isabel Allende
leído por María Pino
San Francisco, 2010. Una trabajadora joven moldava, Irina Bazili, se encuentra con Alma Belasco en Lark House, una residencia de la tercer edad. Irina descubre la historia de la relación oculta entre Alma e Ichimei, el hijo del jardinero de su familia, la que abarco casi setenta años. (San Francisco, 2010. A young Moldovan worker, Irina Bazili, encounters Alma Belasco in the Lark House nursing home. Irina uncovers the story of Alma's hidden relationship with Ichimei, the son of her family's gardener, which spanned nearly seventy years.) 2015.

41: Un Retrato de Mi Padre (41: A Portrait of My Father)
DB81958 11 horas 9 minutos
por George W. Bush
leído por Peter Pereyra
El autor, el cuadragésimo tercer presidente de los Estados Unidos, ofrece un perfil de su padre, George H.W. Bush, el cuadragésimo primer presidente. Detalla la juventud de George Bush padre en Massachusetts, su servicio durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, su carrera en la industria petrolera, en la CIA, y en la política. Traducido del inglés. Violencia. (The author, the forty-third president of the United States, profiles his father, George H.W. Bush, the forty-first president. Details the elder Bush’s early life in Massachusetts, service during World War II, and career in the oil industry, the CIA, and politics. Violence.) 2014.

Cuentos Que Contaban Nuestras Abuelas: Cuentos Populares Hispánicos (Tales Our Abuelitas Told: A Hispanic Folktale Collection)
DB80996 3 horas 0 minutos
por F. Isabel Campoy y Alma Flor Ada
leído por Keyty Mahecha
Presenta doce cuentos tradicionales acompañados de información sobre los orígenes y variaciones de cada uno. En "Martina Martínez y el Ratoncito Pérez", Martina encuentra un marido adecuado, sólo para él caerse en una olla grande de sopa. Para grados 3 a 6. (Presents twelve traditional tales accompanied by information on the origins and variations of each. In "Martina Martínez y el Ratoncito Pérez," Martina finds a suitable husband, only to have him fall into a large pot of soup. For grades 3-6.) 2006.

El Hombre Rebelde (The Rebel: An Essay on Man in Revolt)
DB80993 14 horas 22 minutos
por Albert Camus
leído por Alejandro Ruiz
El escritor francés Albert Camus (1913–1960) —ganador del Premio Nobel— explora el desarrollo filosófico, histórico, y social de las rebeliones y las revoluciones. Camus considera las rebeliones a través de los siglos, incluyendo el ascenso y caída de los ideales utópicos que han conducido a objetivos inalcanzables y al derramamiento de sangre. Traducido del francés. Algunas descripciones de violencia. (Nobel Prize-winning French author Albert Camus explores the philosophical, historical, and social development of rebellion and revolutions. Camus considers rebellions throughout the ages, including the rise and fall of utopian ideals, which have led to bloodshed anf unattainable goals. Translated from French. Some violence.) 1951.

Maze Runner: Correr o Morir (Maze Runner)
DB81993 11 horas 46 minutos
por James Dashner
leído por María Pino
Un adolescente se despierta en un elevador recordando nada más que su nombre, Thomas. Pronto se encuentra con un grupo de muchachos que le dan la bienvenida a "el Área" —y el enigma sin resolver del laberinto. Al día siguiente, una joven llega con un mensaje inesperado. Algunas descripciones de violencia. Para grados 6 a 9 y lectores mayores. (A teenage boy wakes up in an elevator remembering nothing but his name, Thomas. He soon meets a group of boys who welcome him to the Glade—and the unsolved puzzle of the Maze. The next day a girl arrives with an unexpected message. Some violence. For grades 6-9 and older readers.) 2010.

Guerra contra Todos los Puertorriqueños: Revolución y Terror en la Colonia Americana (War against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony)
DB81981 19 horas 7 minutos
por Nelson A. Denis
leído por Martin Untrojb
Examina la insurrección puertorriqueña fallida de 1950 a través de la vida de Pedro Albizu Campos (1891–1965), líder del Partido Nacionalista de Puerto Rico. Documenta el atentado contra el presidente Truman y el bombardeo de dos ciudades en Puerto Rico —la única vez que el gobierno de Estados Unidos bombardeó deliberadamente sus propios ciudadanos. Traducido del inglés por Luis R. González Argüeso. (Examines the unsuccessful Puerto Rican insurrection of 1950 through the life of Pedro Albizu Campos (1891–1965), leader of the Nationalist Party of Puerto Rico. Documents the attempted assassination of President Truman and the bombing of two Puerto Rican towns—the only time the US Government intentionally bombed its own citizens. Violence.) 2015.

Número Cero (Number Zero)
DB81954 6 horas 28 minutos
por Umberto Eco
leído por Alejandro Ruiz
Milán, 1992. Colonna, un escritor de cincuenta años de edad, acepta una oferta extraña del redactor jefe de "Domani" —un periódico sensacionalista que es en realidad un frente para infiltrar un círculo de banqueros e industriales. Traducido del italiano. Violencia. (Milan, 1992. Fifty-year-old Colonna accepts a strange offer from the editor-in-chief of Domani—a sensationalist tabloid newspaper that is actually a front to infiltrate a circle of bankers and industrialists. Translated from the Italian. Violence.) 2015.

Matar a Leonardo Da Vinci (Kill Leonardo Da Vinci)
DB81984 13 horas 12 minutos
por Christian Gálvez
leído por Walter Krochmal
Una novela histórica sobre el gran artista del Renacimiento. Liberado de los calabozos del palazzo del Podestà, el joven pintor florentino abraza su destino, cruzando caminos con las familias de los Médici y Borgia —junto con los luminarios Rafael y Michelangelo— en un mundo de rápidas transformaciones. Violencia y lenguaje injurioso. (Historical novel about the great Renaissance artist. Released from the dungeons of the Palazzo del Podestà, the young Florentine painter embraces his destiny, crossing paths with the Medici and Borgia families—along with fellow luminaries Raphael and Michelangelo—in a world of rapid transformations. Violence and strong language.) 2014.

La Cara Infantil de la Inmigración: Historias Narradas por Niños al Convertirse en Víctimas de un Sistema Migratorio Roto/Broken: The Forgotten Children of Immigration; Stories told by Children as They Became Victims of a Broken Immigration System
DB83081 7 horas 21 minutos
redactado por Arturo García y Germán González
leído por Martin Untrojb
En esta colección de ensayos bilingües, dieciocho niños —juntos con varios educadores, abogados y activistas— ofrecen sus propias experiencias, ideas, e inquietudes sobre las políticas de inmigración de los Estados Unidos. Violencia. En Inglés y Español. (In this bilingual collection of essays, eighteen children—together with various educators, attorneys and activists—offer their own experiences, insights, and concerns about the immigration policies of the United States. Violence. English/Spanish language.) 2014.

Fabián y el Caos (Fabián and the Chaos)
DB81986 7 horas 2 minutos
por Pedro Juan Gutiérrez
leído por Luis Carlos de La Lombana
En Cuba después de la revolución, dos jóvenes se convierten en amigos por casualidad. Pedro Juan es atlético y extrovertido; Fabián es flaco y tímido. Años después, ellos trabajan en la misma fábrica, pero sus destinos seran irremediablemente dispares. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. (In Cuba after the revolution, two young boys become friends by chance. Pedro Juan is athletic and outgoing; Fabián is skinny and shy. Years later they work in the same factory, but their destinies are hopelessly different. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2015.

La Chica del Tren (The Girl on the Train)
DB81992 11 horas 14 minutos
por Paula Hawkins
leído por María Pino
En su viaje en tren diario a Londres, Rachel pasa a su antigua casa —ahora habitada por su ex marido y su nueva familia. Ella observa también una feliz pareja joven vecina —pero la mujer de pronto desaparece. Rachel cree que ella fue testigo de una pista crítica, pero sus apagones alcohólicas la convierten en una testigo poco confiable. Traducido del Inglés. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. (Rachel’s train commute to London passes her former house—now inhabited by her ex-husband and his new family. She also observes a happy young neighboring couple—but then the wife goes missing. Rachel believes she witnessed a critical clue, but her alcoholic blackouts make her an unreliable witness. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2015.

Breve Historia de la Guerra Civil de los Estados Unidos (Brief History of the American Civil War)
DB81991 12 horas 19 minutos
por Montserrat Huguet
leído por Martin Untrojb
Una exploración sucinta de un acontecimiento fundamental en la historia de los Estados Unidos: la guerra civil que tuvo lugar entre 1861–1865 y que definió el carácter de la joven nación. Violencia. (A succinct exploration of a seminal event in the history of the United States: the Civil War, which was fought from 1861 to 1865 and which defined the character of the young nation. Violence.) 2015.

La Hondonada (The Lowland)
DB81963 12 horas 46 minutos
por Jhumpa Lahiri
leído por María Pino
Los hermanos Udayan y Subhash viven en las afueras de Calcuta. En los años 1960, Udayan se involucra en un movimiento radical y participa en conspiraciones revolucionarias. Subhash desaprueba, pero comienza una nueva vida en los Estados Unidos —hasta que él es llamado de vuelta a la India por su familia. Traducido del inglés. Violencia y descripciones de índole sexual. (Brothers Udayan and Subhash live on the outskirts of Calcutta. In the 1960s, Udayan falls in with a radical movement and helps plot revolution. Subhash disapproves, but he begins a new life in America—until he’s called back to India by his family. Violence and explicit descriptions of sex.) 2013.

El Octavo Sentido: La Comunicación, Factor Clave de la Sociedad del Siglo XXI (The Eighth Sense: Communication, a Key Factor of the 21st Century)
DB81987 7 horas 37 minutos
por José Antonio Llorente
leído por Martin Untrojb
Periodista español postula que hay otra capacidad humana más allá del sexto sentido (la intuición) y el séptimo (percepción extrasensorial): un poderoso octavo sentido de la comunicación de ideas y de ser entendido. Llorente considera la evolución de los paradigmas de la comunicación en la historia y lo que significa para el futuro. (Spanish journalist posits that there is another human capacity beyond that of the sixth (intuition) and seventh (extrasensory perception) senses: a powerful eighth sense of communicating ideas and making oneself understood. Llorente considers the evolution of communication paradigms in history and what it means for the future.) 2015.

Emiliano Zapata
DB81970 3 horas 57 minutos
por Roberto Mares
leído por Alejandro Ruiz
La vida y muerte del líder revolucionario mexicano Emiliano Zapata (1879–1919), quien luchó contra la dictadura en nombre de las comunidades campesinas rurales e instituyó la reforma agraria con su influyente Plan de Ayala. Algunas descripciones de violencia. Para grados 4 a 7 y lectores mayores. (The life and death of the Mexican revolutionary leader Emiliano Zapata (1879–1919), who fought against dictatorship on behalf of rural peasant communities and instituted agrarian reform with his influential Plan de Ayala. Some violence. For junior and senior high and older readers.) 2003.

Cuentos Dominicanos: Siglos XX y XXI; Antología (Dominican Stories: Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries; Anthology)
DB80995 10 horas 3 minutos
redactado por Miguel D. Mena
leído por Keyty Mahecha
Una colección de cuentos breves por autores de la República Dominicana que abarcan el siglo veinte y el comienzo del veintiuno. Incluye obras de Fabio Fiallo (1866–1942), Juan Bosch (1909–2001), Hilma Contreras (1913–2006), y escritores contemporáneos como René Rodríguez Soriano, Aurora Arias, y Frank Báez. Lenguaje injurioso. (A collection of stories by authors from the Dominican Republic, spanning the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Includes works by Fabio Fiallo (1866–1942), Juan Bosch (1909–2001), Hilma Contreras (1913–2006), and contemporary writers such as René Rodríguez Soriano, Aurora Arias, and Frank Báez. Strong language.) 2010.

Padre de Su Nación—George Washington: Una Biografía de Lectura Rápida sobre la Vida del Primer Presidente de Los Estados Unidos (Father of His Country—George Washington: A Quick-Read Biography about the Life of the First President of the United States)
DB81971 2 horas 16 minutos
por Cynthia A. Parker
leído por Keyty Mahecha
Una breve biografía de George Washington (1732–1799), general de la Guerra Revolucionaria, primer presidente de los Estados Unidos (1789–1797), y querido icono de la república Americana. Para grados 5 a 8 y lectores mayores. (Brief biography of George Washington (1732–1799), Revolutionary War general, first president of the United States (1789–1797), and beloved icon of the American republic. For grades 5-8 and older readers.) 2015.

Cuando Era Invisible: La Increíble Historia del Niño que Vivió 12 Años Atrapado por Su Cuerpo Inmóvil (Ghost Boy: The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped inside His Own Body )
DB81989 8 horas 32 minutos
por Martin Pistorius y Megan Lloyd Davies
leído por Walter Krochmal
Pistorius explica cómo, en 1988, a los doce años, una enfermedad misteriosa lo dejó mudo y en una silla de ruedas. Diagnosticado erróneamente, vivió en residencias asistidas para niños con discapacidades severas durante diez años. Él describe la forma en que finalmente fue capaz de comunicarse con otras personas, recuperar su vida, y enamorarse. (Pistorius explains how, in 1988 at age twelve, a mysterious illness left him mute and in a wheelchair. Misdiagnosed, he lived in care centers for severely disabled children for ten years. Describes how he was finally able to communicate with others, reclaim his life, and fall in love. First published in English in 2012.) 2015.

José Mujica: La Revolución Tranquila (José Mujica: The Quiet Revolution)
DB81980 12 horas 46 minutos
por Mauricio Rabuffetti
leído por Martin Untrojb
Perfil del ex-presidente de Uruguay (2010–2015), un líder conocido por su humildad y estilo de vida austera. Describe la dramática conversión de Mujica, de guerrillero urbano en la década de los1960s a pragmático defensor de la justicia social, considerado por algunos como "el último héroe de la política". (Profile of the ex-president of Uruguay (2010–2015), a leader known for his humility and austere lifestyle. Describes Mujica's dramatic conversion from urban guerilla fighter in the mid-1960s to a pragmatic crusader for social justice, considered by some "the last hero of politics." Violence and strong language.) 2014.

Cómo Ser Padres en la Era Digital: El Verdadero Efecto de los Medios sobre los Niños y Qué Puede Hacerse al Respecto (Parenting for the Digital Age: The Truth behind Media's Effect on Children and What to Do about It )
DB81985 7 horas 46 minutos
por Bill Ratner
leído por Martin Untrojb
Un actor de doblaje popular en los Estados Unidos ofrece un análisis de los desafíos a la crianza tradicional en la era digital. Ratner ofrece ejemplos del mundo real juntos con diversas soluciones que ilustran la creación de vínculos personales significativos —a pesar de las consecuencias de una tecnología ubicua y alienante. (A popular voice actor in the United States provides an analysis of the challenges to traditional parenting in the digital age. Ratner offers real-world examples and diverse solutions that illustrate the creation of meaningful personal bonds—despite the consequences of a ubiquitous and alienating technology.) 2014.

El Corazón del Caimán (The Alligator's Heart)
DB81951 14 horas 16 minutos
por Pilar Ruiz
leído por María Pino
1897. Ada Silva recibe la noticia de la desaparición en combate de su marido, Víctor, un militar español. Sin embargo, está convencida de que sigue vivo, y se dispone a buscarlo a través de una guerra y una isla en forma de caimán —Cuba. Violencia. (1897. Ada Silva receives the news of the disappearance in combat of her husband, Victor, a Spanish soldier. Convinced that he is still alive, she sets out to find him in the middle of a war and an alligator-shaped island—Cuba. Violence.) 2014.

Cuba Libre: Vivir y Escribir en La Habana (Free Cuba: Living and Writing in Havana)
DB81983 10 horas 19 minutos
por Yoani Sánchez
leído por Adriana Sananes
Una colección de "viñetas de la realidad" por la periodista, blogger, y disidente cubana. Sánchez explora los matices de la vida en la isla caribeña y las experiencias del pueblo cubano resolviendo problemas cotidianos, en el contexto de una realidad socio-política más amplia. (A collection of "vignettes of reality" by a journalist, blogger, and Cuban dissident. Sánchez explores the nuances of life on the Caribbean island and the experiences of the Cuban people resolving day-to-day problems, against the backdrop of a larger social-political reality.) 2010.

Bhagavad Gita: El Canto del Señor (Bhagavad Gita: The Song of the Lord)
DB80990 3 horas 57 minutos
redactado por Editorial Sirio, S.A. y Anonimo
leído por Peter Pereyra
Parte de la gran epopeya de la India, el Mahabhárata, este texto sagrado del hinduismo es la conversación poética entre un príncipe llamado Arjuna y Krishna, su auriga, en el campo de Kurukshetra antes de una batalla. Un clásico de la literatura mundial que explora los diversos métodos para lograr la liberación. (Part of a larger Indian epic, The Mahabharata, this sacred text of Hinduism is the poetic conversation of a prince named Arjuna and Krishna, his chariot driver, on the field of Kurukshetra before a battle. A classic of world literature, which explores the various methods to achieve liberation.) 2001.

Gente Tóxica (Toxic People)
DB81961 6 horas 59 minutos
por Bernardo Stamateas
leído por Alejandro Ruiz
Un pastor y sexólogo clínico de Argentina ofrece sugerencias para tratar con individuos problemáticos en la vida cotidiana. Stamateas identifica las diferentes clases de personas tóxicas y proporciona estrategias para la superación de su negatividad, con el fin de crear relaciones personales saludables. (A pastor and clinical sexologist from Argentina offers suggestions for dealing with problematic individuals in daily life. Stamateas identifies the various types of toxic people and provides strategies to overcoming their negativity, in order to foster healthy personal relationships.) 2008.

El Secreto del Éxito en el Trabajo y en la Vida (Think Big: Make It Happen in Business and Life)
DB81976 9 horas 22 minutos
por Donald Trump y Bill Zanker
leído por Peter Pereyra
El fundador del "Learning Annex" Bill Zanker describe el aumento de las ganancias anuales de su compañía de cinco millones de dólares a cien millones, utilizando las técnicas que aprendió del empresario Donald Trump. Trump ofrece anécdotas acerca de sus negocios y el programa de televisión The Apprentice y ofrece consejos sobre la confianza y "pensar en grande". Traducido del íngles. (Learning Annex founder Zanker describes increasing his company’s annual profits from five million dollars to one hundred million, using the techniques he learned from impresario Donald Trump. Trump provides anecdotes about his business deals and television show The Apprentice and offers advice on being confident and "thinking big.") 2008.

El Nuevo Libro de la Psicología de Tu Perro (The New Book of the Psychology of Your Dog)
DB81998 3 horas 32 minutos
por Eugenio Velilla
leído por Walter Krochmal
Una exploración de la vida mental de los caninos, con énfasis en los modos de expresión, los enfoques educativos, y las técnicas para modificar la conducta agresiva. (An exploration of the mental life of canines, with an emphasis on modes of expression, educational approaches, and techniques to modify aggressive behavior.) 2012.

Audio Magazines

For a free subscription to these magazines, contact your cooperating library.

AARP Bulletin (10 issues) and AARP The Magazine (6 issues)

American History (6 issues)

Analog Science Fiction and Fact (10 issues)

Asimov’s Science Fiction (10 issues)

The Atlantic (10 issues)

Audubon (6 issues)

Das Beste aus Reader’s Digest (German; 12 issues)

Bon Appétit (12 issues)

Consumer Reports (12 issues)

Contemporary Sound Track: A Review of Pop, Jazz, Rock, and Country (6 issues)

Cowboys and Indians (8 issues)

Cricket (for children, on one cartridge with National Geographic Kids; 10 issues)

Diabetes Forecast (12 issues)

Discover (10 issues)

Ebony (12 issues)

The Economist (52 issues)

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (10 issues)

Foreign Affairs (6 issues)

France-Amérique (French; 11 issues)

Good Housekeeping (12 issues)

Health and Nutrition Newsletters (includes Scientific American—Health after Fifty, Mayo Clinic Health Letter, and Nutrition Action Healthletter; 12 issues)

Horticulture (6 issues)

Humpty Dumpty (6 issues)

Magazine of the Month (12 issues)

Missouri Conservationist (12 issues)

Money (12 issues)

Muse (9 issues)

The Musical Mainstream (4 issues)

The Nation (34 issues)

National Geographic (12 issues)

National Geographic Kids (for children and teens, on one cartridge with Cricket; 10 issues)

National Geographic Traveler (6 issues)

National Review (24 issues)

The New Yorker (47 issues)

The New York Times Book Review (52 issues)

O, The Oprah Magazine (12 issues)

Oklahoma Today (6 issues)

Outdoor Life (10 issues)

People (52 issues)

People en Español (Spanish; 11 issues)

Piano Technicians Journal (12 issues)

Playboy (12 issues)

QST (12 issues)

Quarterly Music Magazine (4 issues)

Rolling Stone (26 issues)

Seventeen (10 issues)

Smithsonian (11 issues)

Sound & Vision (10 issues)

Southern Living (13 issues)

Spider (for children; 9 issues)

Sports Illustrated (50 issues)

Sports Illustrated Kids (12 issues)

Talking Book Topics (6 issues; also contains NLS News [4 issues])

Travel & Leisure (12 issues)

True West (12 issues)

Vanidades (Spanish; 11 issues)

Vital Speeches of the Day (12 issues)

The Week (50 issues)

Wired (12 issues)

The Writer (12 issues)

Skip to main content