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November–December 2014, Volume 80, Number 6

About Talking Book Topics

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

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

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Library of Congress, Washington 2014
Catalog Card Number 60-46157
ISSN 0039-9183

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Contents

In Brief

Books for Adults

Adult Fiction

Adult Nonfiction

Books for Children

Children’s Fiction

Children’s Nonfiction

Foreign Language

Audio Magazines

In Brief

Currency readers available to NLS patrons

NLS has partnered with the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) in support of its U.S. Currency Reader Program, which will provide currency-reader devices, free of charge, to eligible individuals who are blind or visually impaired. The program is part of the government’s Meaningful Access Initiative to assist individuals who experience difficulties identifying U.S. currency.

The currency reader, called the iBill Talking Banknote Identifier, is a compact device that announces a note’s value in one of three ways: voice, pattern of tones, or pattern of vibrations. Users insert a note into the device and press the button on the side to have the denomination identified. The currency reader does not identify foreign or counterfeit banknotes. The size of a key fob, it can be carried in a pocket or purse, clipped to a belt, or attached to a keychain or lanyard. It operates on a single AAA battery, which typically lasts for more than a year. The initial battery is included.

A national rollout of the U.S. Currency Reader Program is scheduled to begin in January 2015, but a pilot initiative is currently underway through which eligible NLS patrons may pre-order a currency reader through December 31, 2014. To pre-order, patrons must call their local braille and talking-book library or 1-888-NLS-READ (1-888-657-7323) and say “library” to be connected to their nearest braille and talking book library. The library staff will note the account and a currency reader will be mailed free matter to the patron’s on-file address when the device becomes available.
  
Eligible individuals who wish to receive free library service from NLS may download an application at http://www.loc.gov/nls/pdf/application.pdf or call 1-888-NLS-READ and follow the aforementioned procedures to request the form from their nearest braille and talking-book library.
  
To learn more about the U.S. Currency Reader Program or other aspects of the U.S. government’s initiative to provide meaningful access to U.S. currency visit www.bep.gov.   

Brief bibliographies provide broader glimpse of NLS offerings

The NLS book collection covers a wide range of topics that often remain unexplored because of the collection’s vast size. Patrons sometimes inquire about subjects they are interested in and are delighted to find that such books are available. With that thought in mind, the librarians who select books for the collection have agreed to contribute short bibliographies for periodic inclusion in this publication. Patrons may share their ideas for these short lists or other book-related queries by e-mailing [email protected].

Brief bibliography
Romance

The NLS romance collection includes stories about everything from small towns and close-knit families to fighting interstellar intrigue while trying to balance your love life. Below are a few titles representing the large and diverse collection. Romance can also be found in other genres including: fantasy, science fiction, suspense, mystery, historical fiction, and even nonfiction. Going forward, NLS will offer more series on a single cartridge and add old favorites to the digital collection.

Titles:

It Had to Be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
After her father dies, Phoebe Somerville is shocked that she has temporarily inherited the Chicago Stars football team. To keep the team, she must work with head coach Dan Calebow, whom she dislikes. Companion to This Heart of Mine (RC 52086). Some explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 1994.
DB55305

North to Alaska by Debbie Macomber
Two previously published novels set in Alaska. In That Wintry Feeling widower Grady proposes a marriage of convenience to teacher Cathy, but it turns into something more. In Borrowed Dreams Carly searches for adventure in Anchorage and unexpectedly finds love with widowed pilot Brand. Descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 1984.
DB 78595

Sanctuary Cove by Rochelle Alers
Suddenly widowed bookstore owner Deborah Robinson returns with her children to Sanctuary Cove on Cavanaugh Island, South Carolina. She meets Dr. Asa Monroe and they begin to fall in love. But Asa is hiding secrets about his past. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2012.
DB 74558

Darling Jasmine by Bertrice Small
Skye O’Malley’s granddaughter Jasmine refuses King James’s order to marry Jemmie Leslie, the Scottish earl of Glenkirk. Instead she takes her children to France. But Jemmie, who once loved Jasmine, refuses to take no for an answer and follows her. Book 1 of the Skye’s Legacy Series. Explicit descriptions of sex. 1997.
DB 77629

Three Weeks with Lady X by Eloisa James
London, 1799. Lady Xenobia India St. Clair is renowned for her unique decorating skills. When wealthy Thorn Dautry, illegitimate son of a duke, requests her services to impress his future bride’s family, India agrees to the project. But their attraction threatens his plans. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.
DB 78676

Touched by an Alien by Gini Koch
Marketing manager Katherine “Kitty” Katt is leaving jury duty when a man transforms into something monstrous in front of her. She kills it—and is quickly recruited by a secret organization. While learning to fight aliens, she becomes attracted to another agent. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2010.
DB 74512

The Typewriter Girl by Alison Atlee
Victorian England. Elisabeth Dobson, a twenty-four-year-old making her own way as a typist, is considered peculiar. She schemes to run off to the seaside town of Idensea, where a Mr. Jones awaits with a job—and possibly more. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.
DB 76137

Books for Adults

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

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

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

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

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Adult Fiction

Adventure

The Bootlegger: An Isaac Bell Adventure
DB78538 11 hours 8 minutes
by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott
read by Joe Wilson
1921. The U.S. Treasury hires the Van Dorn Detective Agency to help combat illegal liquor trafficking. When Joseph Van Dorn is shot while chasing a rum runner, Detective Isaac Bell vows to find the shooters—not knowing that they may be the Russian Communists’ foreign attack force. Some violence. Bestseller. 2014.

Civil War: A Novel of the Marvel Universe
DB77007 9 hours 29 minutes
by Stuart Moore
read by L.J. Ganser
When a lesser-known superhero battle goes awry in Stamford, Connecticut, killing hundreds of people, the government decides that superheroes should unmask and register their powers. Some members of the Avengers, the greatest super-team, agree—but others resist the orders. Some violence and some strong language. 2013.

Steelheart
DB77602 13 hours 18 minutes
by Brandon Sanderson
read by Graham Halstead
When David was eight, his father was killed by Steelheart, a human-turned-supervillain otherwise known as an Epic. Ten years later David joins the Reckoners, ordinary humans determined to kill the Epics and end their tyranny. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

The Abominable
DB77604 29 hours 42 minutes
by Dan Simmons
read by Kevin T. Collins
1925. Lady Bromley hires a trio of mountain climbers to recover the body of her son, who disappeared on Mount Everest. The year before, famous adventurer George Mallory and his recruit also went missing on the peak. As the hired hands search, they uncover a deadly secret. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Bone Deep
DB78577 11 hours 4 minutes
by Randy Wayne White
read by Joe Wilson
A Crow Indian called Dunk asks marine biologist Doc Ford to accompany him and Doc’s friend Tomlinson on a trip to recover some tribal relics. They end up in Central Florida’s Bone Valley, where danger awaits in many forms. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Classics

To Kill a Mockingbird
DB77672 10 hours 12 minutes
by Harper Lee
read by Mare Trevathan
Six-year-old Scout and her brother Jem are intrigued by their reclusive neighbor. Meanwhile, their father Atticus, an attorney, defends a black man charged with raping a white woman in their small Alabama town. Some violence and some strong language. Pulitzer Prize. For junior and senior high and older readers. 1960.

Family

Letter from a Stranger
DB78319 14 hours 36 minutes
by Barbara Taylor Bradford
read by Carol Dines
Documentary filmmaker Justine Nolan was told that her beloved grandmother died a decade ago. But a letter reveals that she is still alive. Justine travels to Istanbul to find her and discovers opportunities to rebuild old bonds—and create new ones. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

Palisades Park
DB76568 16 hours 49 minutes
by Alan Brennert
read by Alec Volz
1922. Eleven-year-old Eddie falls in love with Palisades Park on a family trip. Eight years later he returns to work there and meets Adele. They get married—on a merry-go-round—and for the next four decades their lives revolve around the park. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Three Days on Mimosa Lane
DB77037 9 hours 48 minutes
by Anna DeStefano
read by Janet Metzger
Chandlerville, Georgia. Brian Perry moves his family from New York City after the 9/11 terrorist attacks leave his wife Sam traumatized. Years later, when a crisis at their children’s school derails Sam’s peace of mind, Brian seeks help from the community. Strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Driver’s Education
DB76130 8 hours 29 minutes
by Grant Ginder
read by Conrad Feininger
Finn, an editor of TV reality shows, is persuaded to deliver his grandfather’s beloved car Lucy to him by driving it from New York to San Francisco. Following his grandfather’s map, Finn relives the old man’s exploits. Meanwhile, Finn’s father Colin takes care of his aging parent. Strong language. 2013.

And the Dark Sacred Night
DB78592 14 hours 52 minutes
by Julia Glass
read by Mary Kane
Unemployed art historian Kit Noonan’s wife—frustrated with the stagnation in his life—forces him to hunt down the identity of his birth father. Kit’s mother, a musician who had him at eighteen, has been closed-mouthed. Companion to Three Junes (DB 55525). Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Baker Towers
DB76820 10 hours 37 minutes
by Jennifer Haigh
read by Kimberly Schraf
Post-World War II. After their father’s sudden death, the five Novak children struggle to survive in the coal-mining town of Bakerton, Pennsylvania. All eventually leave to pursue their dreams—but the girls return. 2005.

And the Mountains Echoed
DB76761 14 hours 33 minutes
by Khaled Hosseini
read by Jon Huffman
Afghanistan, 1952. Ten-year-old Abdullah cares for and protects his three-year-old sister Pari. Their father remarries and the world around them changes, but Pari remains Abdullah’s focus—even after she is given up for adoption to another family. Bestseller. 2013.

Cambridge
DB78935 7 hours 59 minutes
by Susanna Kaysen
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Family sabbaticals to England, Italy, and Greece transform young Susanna’s childhood as she leaves behind her loving home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. While she struggles with feelings of being a perpetual outsider, Susanna develops new ways of thinking about music, love, and art. 2014.

Truth in Advertising
DB76481 11 hours 56 minutes
by John Kenney
read by Ray Hagen
Lost and lonely Finbar, a New York advertising writer, cancels his Christmas plans for a last-minute assignment. Then his older brother calls to say that their long-lost dad is deathly ill. Going home to Boston forces Fin to reevaluate his choices. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Labor Day
DB78426 8 hours 12 minutes
by Joyce Maynard
read by Andy Pyle
New Hampshire. Thirteen-year-old Henry and his depressed, divorced mother Adele meet Frank, an injured escaped convict, in a discount store and bring him home to hide. The three create a happy family for six days and plan to flee to Canada, but Henry betrays them. Movie tie-in. Bestseller. 2009.

A Wedding in Great Neck
DB76657 9 hours 36 minutes
by Yona Zeldis McDonough
read by Carol Dines
The Silverstein family gathers for the youngest sibling’s wedding in Long Island. Childhood rivalries and estranged spouses threaten to ruin the extravagant ceremony and an emotionally disturbed teenager plans revenge. Strong language. 2012.

Who Asked You?
DB77681 9 hours 33 minutes
by Terry McMillan
read by Mary Kane
Betty Jean, “BJ,” who delivers room service at a hotel, is dealing with her senile husband, incarcerated son and his elitist brother, and her two sisters, when BJ’s daughter Trinetta drops off her own two sons. Trinetta returns to drug addiction, forcing BJ to keep the grandchildren. Strong language. 2013.

A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea
DB76864 15 hours 31 minutes
by Dina Nayeri
read by Sneha Mathan
In 1981 eleven-year-old Saba Hafezi says goodbye to her mother, who is leaving Iran for America. Saba’s twin sister is supposedly on her way there already. As Saba grows up under Iran’s strict Islamic law, she creates stories of her loved ones’ lives in the West. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Love and Shame and Love
DB76482 9 hours 12 minutes
by Peter Orner
read by Don Hagen
Four generations of Chicago’s Popper family try to make sense of the world. Seymour joins the navy at age thirty-nine during World War II. Decades later his grandson, who goes by Popper, meets Kat at college in Michigan, but his insecurities may doom their relationship. Strong language. 2011.

Lydia’s Hope: The Lost Sisters of Pleasant Valley, Book 1
DB78318 11 hours 14 minutes
by Marta Perry
read by J. Michael McCullough
Lydia Beachy is happily married with two sons, but her life becomes complicated when she discovers she was adopted as an infant. She looks to her Amish faith for support as she tries to find the two sisters—one raised Amish and one raised English—whom she never knew she had. 2013.

Villa Mirabella
DB77010 7 hours 53 minutes
by Peter Pezzelli
read by Gary Tipton
Jason Mirabella returns to his family’s bed-and-breakfast business in Providence, Rhode Island, after a bad decision costs him his job in Los Angeles. He rebuilds his relationships with loved ones and friends, until a new opportunity forces him to consider leaving again. 2010.

The Kashmir Shawl
DB77310 17 hours 57 minutes
by Rosie Thomas
read by Madelyn Buzzard
While cleaning the house after her father’s death, Mair Ellis discovers a lovely shawl belonging to her late maternal grandmother Nerys. Wrapped in it is an envelope holding a child’s lock of hair—the key that unlocks Nerys’s hidden life in India. Some descriptions of sex. 2011.

The Language Inside
DB77626 4 hours 27 minutes
by Holly Thompson
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Novel told in verse. Fifteen-year-old American Emma doesn’t want to leave tsunami-torn Japan, where she was raised, to go to Massachusetts for her mother’s breast cancer treatment. But Emma finds new friendships and love in the States. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

The Silver Star
DB77090 7 hours 36 minutes
by Jeannette Walls
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
1970. After fifteen-year-old Liz and twelve-year-old Bean are abandoned in California by their flighty mother Charlotte, the girls head to Charlotte’s hometown of Byler, Virginia. They settle into their uncle Tinsley’s rundown mansion but life quickly unravels for one of the sisters. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2013.

Fantasy

Whispers under Ground
DB78473 12 hours 28 minutes
by Ben Aaronovitch
read by Erik Sandvold
London constable Peter Grant partners with an FBI profiler to investigate the death of a foreign-exchange student, who is the son of a U.S. senator. Peter must keep his status as sorcerer’s apprentice secret—but the case leads to the magical realm. Violence and strong language. 2012.

Sea of Shadows
DB78699 10 hours 1 minute
by Kelley Armstrong
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Sixteen-year-old twins Ashyn and Moria are a seeker and a keeper for the dangerous Edgewood forest. When Ashyn’s routine ritual to soothe restless spirits births a nightmare, the sisters must restore the balance with help from their bonded animals. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Written in Red: A Novel of the Others
DB78697 17 hours 17 minutes
by Anne Bishop
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
In the land of Thaisia there are humans and there are Others—dangerous supernatural beings who take many forms. Fleeing captivity among her own kind, Meg Corbyn takes refuge with the Others of Lakeside Courtyard, who hire her as human liaison. Violence and strong language. 2013.

Wisp of a Thing
DB77089 10 hours 57 minutes
by Alex Bledsoe
read by Dan Bloom
Rob Quillen is lured to the town of Needsville in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee with the promise of a song that can heal his broken heart. There, he makes the acquaintance of Curnen, a young woman under a curse. Strong language. 2013.

A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent
DB78261 10 hours 11 minutes
by Marie Brennan
read by Erin Jones
Fictional memoir of dragon naturalist Isabella, Lady Trent. She reflects on her early fascination with dragons and her efforts to study and learn more about the creatures. Describes her eventual trip into the field for first-hand observations. Some violence. 2013.

A Turn of Light: Marrowdell
DB78161 34 hours 40 minutes
by Julie E. Czerneda
read by Erin Jones
Miller’s daughter Jenn Nalynn longs for her nineteenth birthday—only days away—when she can finally travel beyond her small village of Marrowdell. But if Jenn leaves, the balance of the world will collapse. Her invisible friend Wisp must ensure she stays. Some violence. 2013.

The Vampire Files, Volume 1: Bloodlist, Lifeblood, Bloodcircle
DB78364 19 hours 38 minutes
by P.N. Elrod
read by Gregory Gorton
Three novels featuring undead journalist-turned-private investigator Jack Fleming in 1930s Chicago. In Bloodlist Jack must solve his own murder. Violence and some strong language. 1990.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane
DB77198 6 hours 6 minutes
by Neil Gaiman
read by Alec Volz
Sussex, England. A man returns to his childhood home for a funeral. While there, he is drawn to the farm where his friend Lettie lived with her mother and grandmother. After he enters the property, he remembers the terrifying experiences he and Lettie shared. Some violence. Bestseller. 2013.

The Lost Sun: The United States of Asgard, Book 1
DB77008 10 hours 7 minutes
by Tessa Gratton
read by John Haag
In an alternate U.S.A.—the United States of Asgard—Soren Bearskin, son of an infamous berserker, and Astrid Glyn, daughter of a renowned seer, embark on a road trip to find the missing god Baldur, whose absence is causing panic. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Half Bad
DB78535 11 hours 24 minutes
by Sally Green
read by Erik Sandvold
In England White and Black witches fight each other while living alongside humans. Nathan’s mother was a White witch, but other White witches distrust him because of his Black witch father. Tortured and imprisoned, Nathan needs to escape by his seventeenth birthday. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

The Undead Pool
DB78673 20 hours 46 minutes
by Kim Harrison
read by Margaret Strom
Witch and day-walking demon Rachel Morgan notices that magic in Cincinnati is behaving unpredictably when a simple charm to protect elf Trent Kalamack blows a crater in a golf green. Rachel investigates the cause. Some violence and some strong language. 2014.

Kill the Dead
DB78331 11 hours 4 minutes
by Richard Kadrey
read by Gregory Maupin
James Stark, from Sandman Slim (DB 75468), tracks down monsters for the Golden Vigil. When Lucifer hits town as his biography is being turned into a movie, he wants Stark as his bodyguard. Dead bodies, a Czech porn star, and zombies join the party. Violence and strong language. 2010.

Illusion: Chronicles of Nick
DB78703 10 hours 41 minutes
by Sherrilyn Kenyon
read by Erik Sandvold
Nick just wants to be normal—not the son of a hated demon. But when he falls into an alternate reality where his mom is happily married and Nick and his once-powerful friends are geeks, he rethinks his wish. Sequel to Inferno (DB 76317). For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Tempestuous
DB77209 8 hours 30 minutes
by Lesley Livingston
read by Mark Delgado
To protect Sonny, Kelley denies her love for him. Heartbroken, Sonny retreats to a haven for lost fae. Meanwhile Kelley searches for the evil forces who are after Sonny’s Green Magick. Sequel to Darklight (DB 70911). Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2011.

The Lies of Locke Lamora
DB78165 23 hours 0 minutes
by Scott Lynch
read by Jon Huffman
Locke Lamora, who as an orphan was sold to crooks, grows up to be a con artist impresario and leads a band of fellow thieves. When a coup throws their country of Camorr into chaos, Locke must become a hero. Violence and strong language. 2006.

Helen and Troy’s Epic Road Quest
DB77069 9 hours 7 minutes
by A. Lee Martinez
read by Chuck Young
A reincarnated god sends eighteen-year-old minotaur Helen and her Adonis-like coworker Troy on a quest across America. They must gather an unknown number of unspecified relics to avoid death. Violence and strong language. 2013.

Dorothy Must Die
DB78853 12 hours 9 minutes
by Danielle Paige
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
After a Kansas twister sends Amy and her pet rat Star into a nightmarish version of Oz, she is recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked to assassinate a sadistic, power-hungry Dorothy. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

The Lost: Celestial Blues, Book 2
DB76512 12 hours 52 minutes
by Vicki Pettersson
read by Margaret Strom
Centurion angel Griffin Shaw is assigned to escort a soul to the afterlife—but his mortal lover Kit Craig interferes, drawing the attention of another, more sinister angel. Meanwhile, the cartel behind the latest drug to make its way through the city threatens Kit’s life. Strong language. 2013.

The Iron Wyrm Affair
DB77063 10 hours 58 minutes
by Lilith Saintcrow
read by Moira Quirk
Sorceress Emma Bannon is directed by the spirit of Britannia—via Queen Victrix—to protect mentath Dr. Archibald Clare, an unregistered logic genius, and discover who is behind the deaths of others like him. Clare and Bannon must learn to trust each other to survive. Strong language and some violence. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

The Red Plague Affair
DB77064 8 hours 23 minutes
by Lilith Saintcrow
read by Jane Collingwood
After the events of The Iron Wyrm Affair (DB 77063), mentath Archibald Clare is recovering under the supervision of sorceress Emma Bannon. Meanwhile Emma, under orders to locate a physician, discovers a new disease threatening the health and safety of the residents of Britannia. Some violence. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Companions: The Sundering, Book 1
DB77674 13 hours 21 minutes
by R.A. Salvatore
read by Mark Delgado
The companions of Drizzt Do’Urden, from The Last Threshold (DB 76335), are being gathered in the Forgotten Realms. Though they barely understand this new land and the challenges that lie ahead of them, the friends must uncover the conspiracy brewing around Drizzt. Some violence. 2013.

Night of the Hunter
DB78735 13 hours 39 minutes
by R.A. Salvatore
read by Mark Delgado
Reunited with the Companions of the Hall, from The Companions (DB 77674), Drizzt Do’Urden faces more foes. Matron Mother Quenthel Baenre plots to tear apart Drizzt in body and mind, and the goddess Lolth calls for his blood. Some violence. 2014.

Words of Radiance: The Stormlight Archive, Book 2
DB78462 43 hours 29 minutes
by Brandon Sanderson
read by Gregory Gorton
Former military slave Kaladin, who now commands the royal bodyguards of the kingdom of Alethkar, must protect prince Dalinar from an active assassin. Meanwhile, Shallan strives to prevent the return of the Voidbringers and the desolation that will follow. Sequel to The Way of Kings (DB 72601). Violence. Bestseller. 2014.

Vicious
DB78312 9 hours 22 minutes
by V.E. Schwab
read by Todd Fox
As college seniors, roommates Victor and Eli discover ways to generate superpowers within themselves—and find their friendship fractured. Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison. With his assistant Sydney, Victor hunts down Eli, who has decided to eliminate anyone else with extraordinary abilities. Violence and some strong language. 2013.

Midwinterblood
DB78632 4 hours 56 minutes
by Marcus Sedgwick
read by Mare Trevathan
Seven linked short stories. Eric, a journalist, travels to the Blessed Island, where inhabitants live forever, according to myth. Once there he meets Merle and learns that his life has been entwined with hers throughout time. Printz Award. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2013.

Dark City: A Repairman Jack Novel; the Early Years Trilogy, Book 2
DB78653 10 hours 12 minutes
by F. Paul Wilson
read by Mary Kane
1991. While hiding out from Rico and his goons, Jack, from Cold City (DB 78357), discovers that his favorite hangout, the Spot, may be sold. But the potential buyer has a serious grudge against Jack and his friends. And mobsters are threatening Jack’s health. Violence and strong language. 2013.

General

The Afterlife of Emerson Tang
DB76523 11 hours 18 minutes
by Paula Champa
read by Celeste Lawson
Bethany Corvid is the assistant to Emerson Tang Webster, the dying scion of a wealthy New England family. Into their lives comes elderly car collector Hélène Moreau, who is in search of a classic roadster Emerson recently acquired—and isn’t interested in selling. 2013.

All the Summer Girls
DB76821 9 hours 24 minutes
by Meg Donohue
read by Dawn Ursula
On the day her fiancé breaks off their engagement, Kate Harrington discovers that she’s pregnant. Her best friends Vanessa and Dani are also facing life changes, so the three women spend the summer together regrouping in the New Jersey beach town of their youth. Strong language. 2013.

Flora
DB76779 8 hours 14 minutes
by Gail Godwin
read by Celeste Lawson
Summer 1945. After her grandmother dies and her father is called away to do secret government work, precocious ten-year-old Helen is isolated in her family’s decaying house with her twenty-two-year-old cousin Flora. Flora cries easily and Helen feels superior to her, but the summer changes their lives. Strong language. 2013.

The Widow Waltz
DB77290 10 hours 39 minutes
by Sally Koslow
read by Celeste Lawson
While training for the New York City Marathon, successful attorney Ben Silver drops dead from a heart attack. His widow Georgia Waltz and two daughters must pick up the pieces of their lives, and Georgia discovers Ben had many secrets. 2013.

Crazy Rich Asians
DB77099 14 hours 10 minutes
by Kevin Kwan
read by Mary Kane
Nicholas Young brings his girlfriend Rachel Chu home to Singapore to meet his wealthy family. But Rachel finds herself unable to cope with his rich and spiteful relatives—especially his mother. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2013.

The Cherry Cola Book Club
DB76695 7 hours 43 minutes
by Ashton Lee
read by Marguerite Gavin
Librarian Maura Beth Mayhew must increase her small Cherico, Mississippi, library’s circulation or face closure. To convince the town council that the library is viable Maura Beth starts a book club, where the members share food, stories, and love, as well as literature. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The First Affair
DB77328 8 hours 33 minutes
by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
read by Emily Sutton-Smith
Jamie McAlister unexpectedly lands a prestigious internship at the White House. After she and President Gregory Rutland have a flirtatious encounter, he begins orchestrating clandestine meetings and phone calls with Jamie. Soon she faces a calculated public destruction at the hands of Greg’s political enemies. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Jacob’s Folly
DB76620 13 hours 48 minutes
by Rebecca Miller
read by Andy Pyle
Jacob, an eighteenth-century Parisian Jew, is reincarnated into the body of a fly in twenty-first century Long Island, New York. He decides he is the guardian angel of Leslie, a volunteer fireman, and Masha, an aspiring actress from an Orthodox Jewish family. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Amity and Sorrow
DB76685 9 hours 35 minutes
by Peggy Riley
read by Theresa Conkin
Amaranth, one of fifty wives of Zachariah, flees his cult’s compound in the middle of the night with her daughters Amity and Sorrow. Days later, when their car crashes in rural Oklahoma, they are taken in by farmer Bradley. But the past is difficult to escape. Some violence. 2013.

Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble
DB76618 11 hours 55 minutes
by Ann B. Ross
read by Mitzi Friedlander
After Hazel Marie’s housekeeper James is injured, Miss Julia, as a friend, attempts to teach her to cook. She enlists Granny Wiggins to help care for Hazel Marie’s infant twins while the ladies of Abbotsville demonstrate the preparation of their favorite recipes (included). 2013.

Sirena Selena
DB78571 7 hours 38 minutes
by Mayra Santos-Febres
read by Gabriella Cavallero
San Juan. Under the tutelage of a nightclub owner, a drug-addicted Puerto Rican teen named Leocadio is transformed into the transvestite star Sirena Selena. Strong language and descriptions of sex. 2000.

Gothics

While Beauty Slept
DB78744 13 hours 26 minutes
by Elizabeth Blackwell
read by Kristin Allison
Elise Dalriss, a poor farm girl, rises through the ranks at the Castle of St. Elsip to the position of private maid to Queen Lenore. Unable to produce an heir, the queen turns to the magic of her aunt Millicent and endangers the royal family. Some violence and some strong language. 2014.

The Shadowy Horses
DB78622 11 hours 16 minutes
by Susanna Kearsley
read by Cecelia Riddett
Archaeologist Verity Grey travels to Scotland for a new job, only to learn that her boss Peter Quinnell chose the site because of his belief in ghosts. Initially skeptical, Verity reconsiders when a second-century Roman sentinel warns her of danger as someone starts sabotaging their work. 1997.

Growing Up

We Need New Names
DB78211 8 hours 18 minutes
by NoViolet Bulawayo
read by Jill Fox
Ten-year-old Darling Nkala is sent to Michigan to escape the violence and hunger in Zimbabwe. Over the years Darling attends school and struggles to adjust to the alien culture. But her family are illegal immigrants and they miss their homeland. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Confessions of a Wild Child: Lucky; the Early Years
DB78430 7 hours 26 minutes
by Jackie Collins
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Fifteen-year-old Lucky Santangelo lives with her younger brother Dario and father Gino, a gangster, in a Bel Air mansion. After rebelling against Gino’s strict rules, Lucky attends boarding schools, where she learns about boys, booze, and drugs. Prequel to Chances (DB 17403). Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Historical Fiction

The Daring Ladies of Lowell
DB78479 8 hours 30 minutes
by Kate Alcott
read by Mare Trevathan
1832. Twenty-year-old Alice Barrow leaves the drudgery of her New Hampshire farm life to work in a factory in the mill town of Lowell, Massachusetts. Alice makes a close friend, becomes an advocate for workers’ rights, and falls for the mill owner’s son. But a murder complicates things. 2014.

The Dressmaker
DB76900 13 hours 7 minutes
by Kate Alcott
read by Terry Donnelly
1912. Aspiring dressmaker Tess Collins is designer Lady Lucile Duff Gordon’s maid aboard the Titanic. After it sinks, the Gordons are accused of refusing to pick up survivors, and Tess testifies at their trial. Meanwhile, Tess must choose between two suitors. 2012.

The Boleyn Deceit
DB78086 13 hours 31 minutes
by Laura Andersen
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
King Henry IX, known to his intimates as William, has survived the regency he endured in The Boleyn King (DB 76894). As he fights for recognition of legitimacy, he is betrothed to a French princess but still courts his childhood friend Minuette. Violence and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Best Kept Secret: The Clifton Chronicles, Volume 3
DB76700 9 hours 50 minutes
by Jeffrey Archer
read by Jack Fox
Following the events of The Sins of the Father (DB 74875), the lord chancellor must decide whether Giles Barrington or Harry Clifton will inherit their family’s title—and fortune. All involved must then deal with the fallout of the decision. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2013.

All Things New
DB77024 15 hours 38 minutes
by Lynn Austin
read by Jennifer Hubbard
After the Civil War Josephine Weatherly and her family return to their Virginia plantation. Her brother remains bitter but Josephine works to restore order and justice, falls in love with a Yankee, and regains her faith. 2012.

The Movement of Stars
DB76600 13 hours 46 minutes
by Amy Brill
read by Kimberly Schraf
Nantucket, 1845. Hannah Price studies astronomy, searching for an unknown comet so she can claim a prize from the king of Denmark. She takes on a student—a dark-skinned shiphand from the Azores named Isaac Martin—and their relationship challenges and changes both of them. 2013.

Southern Cross the Dog
DB77041 10 hours 35 minutes
by Bill Cheng
read by Michael Russotto
1927. Eight-year-old Robert Chatham is playing with other children when a torrential rainstorm begins. That night a flood destroys his family’s home. It is the beginning of years of trials that Robert believes the devil set for him. Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Pagan Lord
DB78546 11 hours 44 minutes
by Bernard Cornwell
read by Robert Sams
Uhtred, from Death of Kings (DB 78280), discovers his eldest son has deserted him to become a priest and Cnut Longsword has attacked Uhtred’s family home in Mercia. Refusing to let the Danes get the upper hand, Uhtred goes to reclaim Bebbanburg. Violence and some strong language. 2014.

The Exiles Return
DB78111 10 hours 16 minutes
by Elisabeth de Waal
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Vienna, 1954. Professor Kuno Adler returns to the city he fled in the early days of World War II and is confronted by a place he barely recognizes. Includes a foreword by Elisabeth de Waal’s grandson, Edmund de Waal, author of The Hare with Amber Eyes (DB 74286). 2013.

Banquet of Lies
DB78433 7 hours 50 minutes
by Michelle Diener
read by Abigail Maupin
1812. In order to discover who murdered her diplomat father, Gigi Barrington heads to London disguised as a chef. She works in Lord Aldridge’s kitchen, hiding in plain sight. But as she closes in on her quarry, Aldridge’s romantic advances complicate matters. Some violence. 2013.

Susanna Horenbout Series: In a Treacherous Court, Keeper of the King’s Secrets, In Defense of the Queen; Books 1–3
DB78284 20 hours 42 minutes
by Michelle Diener
read by Eva Wilhelm
In a Treacherous Court introduces painter Susanna Horenbout, who arrives at the Tudor court with a message for King Henry VIII. Entangled in intrigue, she finds protection with courtier John Parker. Also includes Keeper of the King’s Secrets and In Defense of the Queen. Violence and some strong language. 2013.

Blood and Beauty: The Borgias
DB77291 21 hours 12 minutes
by Sarah Dunant
read by Laura Giannarelli
Rome, 1492. Rodrigo Borgia, elected to the papacy as Alexander VI, uses his new power and influence to benefit his illegitimate children Cesare, Lucrezia, Jofré, and favored son Juan. But jealous enemies threaten his reign. Explicit descriptions of sex and some violence. 2013.

Songs of Willow Frost
DB77679 10 hours 45 minutes
by Jamie Ford
read by Robert Sams
Seattle, 1934. Twelve-year-old Chinese American William Eng, who was orphaned at age seven, goes to see a movie on his birthday. When he sees Chinese movie star Willow Frost on the screen, he becomes convinced that she is his mother and searches for Willow. 2013.

Old Filth Trilogy: Old Filth, The Man in the Wooden Hat, Last Friends
DB78260 21 hours 15 minutes
by Jane Gardam
read by Gary Tipton
Follows the life and career of Raj orphan-turned-British barrister Sir Edward Feathers. In Old Filth Feathers moves to Hong Kong to practice law. In The Man in the Wooden Hat he marries Betty. In Last Friends retired acquaintances reminisce about Edward and Betty in England. 2013.

Hild
DB78011 30 hours 10 minutes
by Nicola Griffith
read by Terry Donnelly
After her father is poisoned, Hild grows up in the court of her uncle Edwin. She serves as his seer, helps him conquer other kingdoms, and soon becomes one of the most powerful women in medieval England. Violence and strong language. 2013.

An Officer and a Spy
DB78375 18 hours 35 minutes
by Robert Harris
read by J.P. Linton
Fictionalized account of the events surrounding French officer Alfred Dreyfus’s treason conviction in 1895. Georges Picquart is the newly appointed head of the counterespionage agency that accused Dreyfus, a Jew, of passing secrets to the Germans. But Picquart later finds information that changes everything. Bestseller. 2013.

Enchantments
DB76531 11 hours 43 minutes
by Kathryn Harrison
read by Jennifer Hubbard
St. Petersburg, 1917. Masha and her sister Varya, the daughters of Rasputin, are taken into the care of the tsar and tsarina on the death of their father. Masha is entrusted with the care of the little prince Alyosha, as their world crumbles around them. Some violence. 2012.

Under the Wide and Starry Sky
DB78393 17 hours 20 minutes
by Nancy Horan
read by Gabriella Cavallero
1875. Fleeing a failed marriage in America, Fanny Osbourne sails to Antwerp with her three children, seeking instruction in art. When one son becomes sick, the family moves to Paris. There, Fanny meets Robert Louis Stevenson and a mad love affair begins. Some descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Sweetest Hallelujah
DB77335 10 hours 19 minutes
by Elaine Hussey
read by Natalie Ross
Mississippi, 1955. Former jazz singer Betty Jewel Hughes is dying of cancer and looking for someone who will raise the daughter she gave up her career for. Widowed Cassie Malone, a rich white woman, answers Betty Jewel’s ad, and the two build an unlikely relationship. Strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Secret of Magic
DB78419 11 hours 2 minutes
by Deborah Johnson
read by Jack Fox
On his way home from World War II, black veteran Joe Howard Wilson refuses to give up his bus seat to some German POWs and is murdered. Thurgood Marshall sends help in the form of attorney Regina Mary Robichard, who must navigate widespread Southern racism. Violence. 2014.

Cate of the Lost Colony
DB72797 9 hours 19 minutes
by Lisa Klein
read by Gillian Green
When Queen Elizabeth discovers Lady Catherine Archer’s dalliance with Sir Walter Raleigh in 1587, she banishes Cate to the struggling colony of Roanoke. Cate and the other English settlers must rely on the Croatoan Indians for their survival. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2010.

Rough Passage to London: A Sea Captain’s Tale
DB78438 15 hours 48 minutes
by Robin Lloyd
read by Erik Sandvold
Sixteen-year-old Elisha Ely Morgan follows his older brothers William and Abraham into the United States Navy in 1822. After the newspapers report the sinking of the ship William worked on, Ely spends decades trying to discover Abraham’s fate. Violence. 2013.

A Treacherous Paradise
DB77067 10 hours 37 minutes
by Henning Mankell
read by Conrad Feininger
1904. Recently widowed Hanna Lundmark works as a cook on a steamship headed to Australia. But she abandons ship while docked in Portuguese East Africa and soon becomes the owner of a notorious brothel. Originally published in Sweden in 2011. Some violence. 2013.

Martha Peake: A Novel of the Revolution
DB76939 12 hours 41 minutes
by Patrick McGrath
read by Tom Selwood
Eighteenth-century London. Adventures of Harry Peake, a deformed, alcoholic ex-smuggler; his daughter Martha, who becomes embroiled in the revolution after fleeing to America; Lord Drogo, who collects anatomical specimens; and Ambrose Tree, who tells the tale half a century later. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2000.

The Housemaid’s Daughter
DB78216 12 hours 42 minutes
by Barbara Mutch
read by Jill Fox
South Africa, 1930. The Harringtons’ black maid gives birth to her daughter Ada in the house as it is too late to go to the hospital. Ada grows up under the care and patronage of matriarch Cathleen Harrington and witnesses the race politics of apartheid. 2012.

A Chain of Thunder: A Novel of the Siege of Vicksburg
DB76869 17 hours 27 minutes
by Jeff Shaara
read by Jack Fox
A year after the events of A Blaze of Glory (DB 74922), the Union army continues its march through Dixie. Intent on controlling Southern shipping ports, General Grant and his forces head for Vicksburg, where they engage with Confederate Lieutenant General Pemberton. Violence. 2013.

Studio Saint-Ex
DB76863 11 hours 22 minutes
by Ania Szado
read by Cassandra Campbell
1941. American fashion designer Mignonne Lachapelle meets French aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and his wife Consuelo. Mignonne is soon drawn into the couple’s tempestuous relationship, even as she tries to build her career. Some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Daylight Gate
DB77723 3 hours 36 minutes
by Jeanette Winterson
read by Mary Kane
Lancashire, England; 1612. Two women have been arrested for witchcraft while the other members of their group uneasily enjoy the protection of wealthy Alice Nutter. But Alice herself comes under suspicion when her relationship with another woman is questioned. Some violence. 2012.

Holidays

Spirit of Steamboat
DB78294 4 hours 36 minutes
by Craig Johnson
read by Don Feldheim
On Christmas Eve, a woman arrives in town to talk to Sheriff Walt Longmire and his predecessor Lucian Connally. They do not recognize her—until she reminds them about a blizzard on Christmas Eve, 1988, when they used a vintage plane called Steamboat to save her life. Some strong language. 2013.

Human Relationships

Friends and Foes
DB77404 8 hours 32 minutes
by ReShonda Tate Billingsley and Victoria Christopher Murray
read by Theresa Conkin
Rachel and Jasmine each plot to get her own husband elected as head of the American Baptist Coalition. After the two women are ousted from Oprah’s studio for causing a commotion, Rachel discovers the body of a shady preacher. Though they are at odds, Jasmine helps Rachel prove her innocence. 2013.

Prayers for the Stolen
DB78476 5 hours 54 minutes
by Jennifer Clement
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Guerrero, Mexico. Drug traffickers rule this state, so Ladydi’s mother disguises her as a boy to save her from being kidnapped. Ladydi tries to start a new life in Acapulco, but the drug cartels’ influence follows her. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Hired Man
DB77725 9 hours 59 minutes
by Aminatta Forna
read by Bill Hensel
Croatia, 2007. Duro Kolak takes a handyman job with a British woman who has moved into a new vacation home with her children. Duro and the daughter, Grace, begin to uncover a mosaic at the house, but the townsfolk grow increasingly hostile. Violence and strong language. 2013.

& Sons
DB77348 18 hours 52 minutes
by David Gilbert
read by Erik Sandvold
Charles Topping’s funeral is disrupted when his old friend Andrew Dyer, author of a seminal coming-of-age novel, suffers a breakdown while giving the eulogy. In the aftermath, Charles’s and Andrew’s sons try to disentangle Andrew’s legacy. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2013.

Kindness for Weakness
DB76880 5 hours 57 minutes
by Shawn Goodman
read by Jordan Leigh
Fifteen-year-old James lives in an abusive home and desperately seeks love and approval from his older brother Louis. James gets caught delivering drugs for Louis and must suffer life-changing consequences. Violence, descriptions of sex, and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Forever Soul Ties
DB77405 9 hours 34 minutes
by Vanessa Davis Griggs
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Childhood sweethearts Butterfly and Ethan meet after years apart and find themselves still drawn to each other. Both are unhappily married, and Ethan wants to turn their emotional connection into a physical affair. Butterfly resists—but her life still comes crashing down. Some descriptions of sex. 2012.

The Woman Upstairs
DB76884 9 hours 46 minutes
by Claire Messud
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Third-grade teacher Nora’s unhappiness with her life changes when the Shahid family arrives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She falls for each of them—her student Reza, his professor father, and his artist mother, who invites Nora to share an art studio with her. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2013.

Destiny’s Divas
DB77360 11 hours 21 minutes
by Victoria Christopher Murray
read by Theresa Conkin
Sierra, Raine, and Liza are rising stars with their popular gospel group called Destiny’s Divas. But their perfect public image hides the secrets and scandals that plague their private lives and put their future in question. Descriptions of sex. 2012.

Never Say Never
DB77357 11 hours 50 minutes
by Victoria Christopher Murray
read by Theresa Conkin
When Miriam’s firefighter husband Chauncey dies, she finds solace and comfort in the arms of her best friend Emily’s husband Jamal. Their affair threatens friendships and relationships. Descriptions of sex. 2013.

Panic
DB78376 9 hours 6 minutes
by Lauren Oliver
read by Emily Maixner
In the poor town of Carp, New York, graduating high school seniors enter a high-stakes game called Panic. Contestants work through deadly challenges all summer, hoping to win the grand prize of more than $50,000—and to start a new life. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Boy, Snow, Bird
DB78650 8 hours 0 minutes
by Helen Oyeyemi
read by Mary Kane
1950s. A woman named Boy Novak flees Manhattan for suburban Massachusetts. There, she falls in love and marries Arturo Whitman, father to six-year-old Snow. When Boy and Arturo’s own daughter Bird is born, it is revealed that Arturo and Snow are African Americans passing for white. Some violence. 2014.

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
DB77255 6 hours 22 minutes
by Matthew Quick
read by Noah Galvin
Teen Leonard Peacock hides his grandfather’s pistol in the backpack he takes to school and plans to kill his former best friend and then himself. But first Leonard must say good-bye to the four people who matter most to him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Man Made Boy
DB77557 10 hours 28 minutes
by Jon Skovron
read by Robert Sams
Tired of being sheltered from humans, seventeen-year-old Boy, son of Frankenstein’s monster and the Bride of Frankenstein, runs away from his Times Square theater home and embarks on a wild cross-country road trip. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

At Last
DB76780 5 hours 15 minutes
by Edward St. Aubyn
read by Conrad Feininger
On the day of his mother’s funeral, Patrick, from The Patrick Melrose Novels (DB 76387), is a forty-five-year-old divorcé‚ and recovering alcoholic living in a one-room apartment. Patrick explores his dysfunctional, wealthy family’s relationships and searches for peace—now that he is a penniless orphan. Strong language and some violence. 2011.

The Patrick Melrose Novels: Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, Mother’s Milk
DB76387 18 hours 46 minutes
by Edward St. Aubyn
read by Conrad Feininger
Four novels tracing the development and familial relationships of Patrick Melrose. In Never Mind five-year-old Patrick deals with a sadistic father and an alcoholic mother. Mother’s Milk explores the relationship between Patrick and his own five-year-old son Robert. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2012.

Golden Boy
DB78383 13 hours 12 minutes
by Abigail Tarttelin
read by James Konicek
Fifteen-year-old Max is the golden boy at school and worshipped at home by his little brother and parents. But when Max, who is intersex, is raped by a childhood friend, his family’s world falls apart. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. Alex Award. 2013.

Caring Is Creepy
DB78321 8 hours 22 minutes
by David Zimmerman
read by Theresa Conkin
Fifteen-year-olds Lynn and Dani toy with unsuspecting people on an adult Internet site until Lynn makes the mistake of giving a grown man her real name. Then a series of decisions lands Lynn in hot water with a troubled soldier named Logan. Strong language and descriptions of sex. 2012.

Humor

Lunatics
DB76825 8 hours 32 minutes
by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel
read by Jordan Leigh
Forensic plumber Jeffrey Peckerman and pet-store owner Philip Horkman couldn’t be more different. They clash over a youth soccer game and a stolen lemur, become terrorism suspects, and go on a madcap international adventure that ends with them both running for president. Strong language. 2012.

Bridget Jones: Mad about the Boy
DB77713 10 hours 26 minutes
by Helen Fielding
read by Mare Trevathan
London. Bridget Jones becomes a fiftyish widow after the unexpected death of her husband Mark Darcy. She tries to look after her two school-age children while writing screenplays, but Bridget is lonely. She searches for an appropriate relationship online after dating a younger “boy toy.” Strong language. 2013.

Here I Go Again
DB76442 9 hours 16 minutes
by Jen Lancaster
read by Laura Godfrey Dunlop
Lissy Ryder was the popular queen of mean during high school, but at thirty-seven her world falls apart and she wonders if karma has finally come to bite her. The opportunity to change her past appears after Lissy moves in with her parents and attends a reunion. Strong language. 2013.

Fight Song
DB76129 6 hours 15 minutes
by Joshua Mohr
read by Erik Synnestvedt
While riding his bike one night, Bob Coffen races with an SUV-driving neighbor who runs him off the road. The incident brings Bob’s frustration with his suburban life to a boil and spurs him to become more assertive and reconnect with his wife and children. Strong language. 2013.

Winger
DB76899 8 hours 58 minutes
by Andrew Smith
read by Mark Delgado
Fourteen-year-old Ryan Dean, a junior at a prestigious boarding school, grapples with playing on the varsity rugby team, falling in love with his best friend Annie, and avoiding his bullying roommate Chas. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Inspiration

The Reunion
DB76912 8 hours 39 minutes
by Dan Walsh
read by Dick Hill
Vietnam veteran Aaron Miller lost everything after he returned from the unpopular war. Reporter Dave Russo, looking for heroic stories from the conflict, is hired by those Miller saved to find him—but Miller doesn’t feel like a hero. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Medical Themes

Gemini
DB78477 12 hours 37 minutes
by Carol Cassella
read by Gabriella Cavallero
When a hit-and-run Jane Doe patient arrives in the intensive-care unit, Dr. Charlotte Reese takes an immediate interest. Charlotte fights to keep Jane alive—and the longer Jane remains unconscious, the more Charlotte wants to know her identity. When Charlotte’s boyfriend Eric investigates, revelations turn the doctor’s world upside down. 2014.

Doing Harm
DB78541 11 hours 33 minutes
by Kelly Parsons
read by Gregory Gorton
Married with two small children, chief resident Steve Mitchell hopes to stay on at Boston’s University Hospital as a surgeon and professor. Instead, his career chances evaporate when a routine operation goes wrong—and he realizes a killer is framing him. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Mystery and Detective

Ripper
DB78291 14 hours 28 minutes
by Isabel Allende
read by Emily Maixner
With help from her online mystery gaming friends and her grandfather, San Francisco teen Amanda investigates a string of real-life murders. Meanwhile, the killer, who is obsessed with Amanda’s mother, attempts to eliminate the competition. Translated from Spanish. Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2014.

Aunt Dimity and the Family Tree
DB77189 7 hours 4 minutes
by Nancy Atherton
read by Abigail Maupin
As Lori Shepherd’s retired father-in-law William Willis settles into Finch village’s Fairworth House, distraught tea-shop owner Sally Pyne pleads for his help with a sticky romance issue. Meanwhile, mysterious goings on at Fairworth require Lori to turn to Aunt Dimity’s ghostly assistance. 2011.

The Black-Eyed Blonde: A Philip Marlowe Novel
DB78522 9 hours 10 minutes
by Benjamin Black
read by Ray Foushee
Bay City, California; early 1950s. A beautiful young woman hires PI Philip Marlowe to find her former lover, who has disappeared. Revives Raymond Chandler’s classic character from Poodle Springs (DB 31788) and other works. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2014.

Hit Me: A Keller Novel
DB76930 8 hours 10 minutes
by Lawrence Block
read by Ray Foushee
Since the events in Hit and Run (DB 67692), John Keller and his family have been living in New Orleans, where he rehabs homes under the name Nicholas Edwards. But when Keller’s stamp collecting requires more funds, he accepts a few assassination jobs. Strong language and some violence. 2013.

Robert B. Parker’s Damned If You Do: A Jesse Stone Novel
DB77577 4 hours 36 minutes
by Michael Brandman
read by Ray Foushee
Police chief Jesse Stone learns that his friend with Alzheimer’s is being mistreated at a residential facility. Meanwhile Stone is determined to learn the identity of a young prostitute found stabbed to death at a motel. Strong language and some violence. 2013.

Murder Simply Brewed: An Amish Village Mystery, Book 1
DB78768 9 hours 18 minutes
by Vannetta Chapman
read by Mary Kane
Indiana. Amber Wright, the Englisch general manager of the Amish Artisan Village in Middlebury, hires Hanna Troyer, an Amish woman, to take over the espresso shop after the previous store manager dies of an apparent heart attack. They soon discover evidence of murder. 2014.

Cinnamon Roll Murder
DB77406 10 hours 9 minutes
by Joanne Fluke
read by Carol Dines
When she learns that the Cinnamon Roll Six band is coming to town for the jazz festival, baker Hannah Swensen whips up some rolls of her own to welcome them. But a bus accident and a murder accompany the musicians’ arrival. Includes recipes. 2012.

Chief Inspector Mario Silva Investigations: Blood of the Wicked, Buried Strangers, Dying Gasp; Books 1, 2, and 3
DB78242 23 hours 32 minutes
by Leighton Gage
read by Mark Delgado
First three entries in the series featuring Mario Silva, who joined Brazil’s Federal Police after two thugs raped his mother and murdered his father. In Blood of the Wicked Silva, now chief inspector, investigates the murder of a Catholic priest. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2010.

Chief Inspector Mario Silva Investigations: Every Bitter Thing and A Vine in the Blood; Books 4 and 5
DB78266 15 hours 23 minutes
by Leighton Gage
read by Ray Foushee
Books four and five in the series featuring Brazilian Federal Police chief inspector Mario Silva. In A Vine in the Blood Silva’s squad investigates the kidnapping of a soccer star’s mother. In Every Bitter Thing a serial killer’s victims had shared an airplane flight. Violence and strong language. 2011.

Girl Missing
DB78518 7 hours 17 minutes
by Tess Gerritsen
read by Jill Fox
Medical examiner Kat Novak is suspicious of pharmaceutical company owner Adam Quantrell after she discovers his phone number in an overdose victim’s hand. But her feelings change when she learns about the widowed Quantrell’s search for his troubled stepdaughter. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 1994.

The Outcast Dead: A Ruth Galloway Mystery
DB78794 9 hours 19 minutes
by Elly Griffiths
read by Martha Pardee
Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway discovers the remains of a notorious woman hanged in 1867 for murdering children—and attracts a television crew interested in filming a show. Meanwhile DCI Harry Nelson investigates the deaths of three siblings, and another couple’s child goes missing. Some strong language. 2014.

Dead by Midnight
DB78193 8 hours 54 minutes
by Carolyn G. Hart
read by Anne Hancock
After Pat Merridew is fired from her job at a law firm because the attorneys wanted a younger receptionist, she starts working for Annie Darling at the Death on Demand bookshop. When Pat is found dead from ingesting drugged coffee, the police consider it a suicide, but Annie suspects murder. 2011.

Death Comes Silently
DB78194 8 hours 39 minutes
by Carolyn G. Hart
read by Anne Hancock
Fellow volunteer Gretchen Burkholt substitutes for bookstore-owner Annie Darling at the local charity shop, so Annie can host a book signing. After receiving odd messages from Gretchen about finding something in the jacket of a deceased man, Annie stops by the shop—and discovers that Gretchen has been murdered. 2012.

Design for Murder
DB78306 9 hours 40 minutes
by Carolyn G. Hart
read by Teresa Willis
Bookstore owner and amateur sleuth Annie Laurance is asked to stage a murder for a historical society’s antebellum house tour. But when a real corpse turns up, Annie becomes a possible suspect. With the help of her fiancé, detective Max Darling, Annie investigates. Some strong language. 1987.

Honeymoon with Murder
DB78307 8 hours 32 minutes
by Carolyn G. Hart
read by Jill Fox
After the events in Something Wicked (DB 65923), mystery bookstore owner Annie Laurance marries detective Max Darling. But their honeymoon is put on hold when Annie’s assistant, Ingrid Jones, disappears and a murdered man is found in Ingrid’s living room. Some strong language. 1988.

White Elephant Dead: A Death on Demand Mystery
DB78324 10 hours 36 minutes
by Carolyn G. Hart
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Murder is oddly common on tiny Broward’s Rock, off the South Carolina coast. Locals gather at Annie Darling’s mystery bookshop, Death on Demand, to discuss the juicy details of each crime. But now Annie’s good friend Henny Brawley is accused of killing a women’s club volunteer-turned-blackmailer. Some strong language. 1999.

Ordinary Grace
DB78187 11 hours 45 minutes
by William Kent Krueger
read by Graham Halstead
Minnesota, 1961. Thirteen-year-old Frank Drum’s summer is steeped in death: a neighborhood boy is hit by a train, a hobo is found dead—and then a member of Frank’s family is murdered. Frank is determined to seek vengeance and can’t understand why his younger brother isn’t. Some violence and some strong language. 2013.

A Circle of Wives
DB78346 8 hours 57 minutes
by Alice LaPlante
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
A sixty-two-year-old plastic surgeon is found dead in his Palo Alto hotel room of what looks like a heart attack—except for his bruises and injection puncture. Then detective Samantha Adams learns that he was married to three women simultaneously, which provides plenty of motive for murder. Descriptions of sex. 2014.

Stagestruck: A Peter Diamond Investigation
DB76614 10 hours 49 minutes
by Peter Lovesey
read by Gary Tipton
Pop singer Clarion Calhoun’s starring role in the opening-night performance at Bath’s Theatre Royal provides a packed house, despite her lack of acting experience. But after tainted stage makeup badly burns Clarion, the dresser assigned to her is killed. Theater-phobic inspector Peter Diamond investigates. Some strong language. 2011.

The Tooth Tattoo: A Peter Diamond Investigation
DB76807 10 hours 47 minutes
by Peter Lovesey
read by Barry Bernson
Seven years ago, musician Mel Farran had his viola stolen by a young Asian woman and her accomplice. Now, as Peter Diamond investigates the death of an Asian woman with a musical note tattooed on her tooth, Farran is recruited by an elite string quartet. Some strong language. 2013.

Curse of the Spellmans
DB78404 10 hours 35 minutes
by Lisa Lutz
read by Erin Jones
In this sequel to The Spellman Files (DB 78403), private investigator Izzy Spellman is busy spying on every member of her family and her best friend. She also takes a long, hard look at her new next-door neighbor, whose background check and locked office are extremely suspicious. Strong language. 2008.

The Spellman Files
DB78403 10 hours 20 minutes
by Lisa Lutz
read by Erin Jones
Twenty-eight-year-old licensed private investigator Izzy Spellman has worked for her parents’ PI firm for sixteen years. Fed up with her family’s prying ways, Izzy agrees to work one last job—an unsolved missing-person case. Then Izzy’s quirky fourteen-year-old sister Rae—who shadows people both recreationally and for the business—disappears. Strong language. 2007.

Let the Dead Lie
DB76944 10 hours 2 minutes
by Malla Nunn
read by Mark Delgado
1953, South Africa. After angering the Security Branch during a case, Detective Sergeant Emmanuel Cooper is reclassified as mixed race and must resign. Unofficially working surveillance at night in a shipyard, Cooper investigates—and then is suspected—in a string of murders. Strong language and some violence. 2010.

Carthage
DB78237 17 hours 35 minutes
by Joyce Carol Oates
read by Emily Maixner
Carthage, New York. Cressida Mayfield, a very smart but rather odd nineteen-year-old, goes missing in 2005. She was last seen with disabled vet Brett Kincaid—her older sister’s ex-fiancé. For seven years the Mayfields and Kincaid struggle to come to terms with what happened. Strong language. 2014.

The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories
DB77652 73 hours 9 minutes
edited by Otto Penzler
read by various narrators
Fifty-three stories, novellas, and serialized novels featuring hard-boiled detectives that were published in the pulp magazine Black Mask from 1920 to 1951. Includes short bios of Dashiell Hammett, Erle Stanley Gardner, Raymond Chandler, John D. MacDonald, and the collection’s other noir authors. Some violence and some strong language. 2010.

Sano Ichiro Mysteries: The Incense Game and The Shogun’s Daughter
DB78485 24 hours 11 minutes
by Laura Joh Rowland
read by Robert Sams
Japan, 1703–1704. Two mysteries featuring Sano Ichiro, honorable chamberlain to the shogun. In The Incense Game Sano suspects that two young sisters who died during an earthquake were murdered. In The Shogun’s Daughter Sano is accused of murdering his master’s supposed heir. Some violence and some strong language. 2013.

The Woman Who Married a Bear
DB78530 7 hours 36 minutes
by John Straley
read by Jim Zeiger
Sitka, Alaska. Believing that the police botched the investigation of her son’s murder and possibly arrested the wrong person, an elderly Tlingit Indian woman hires local PI Cecil Younger to take another look at the case. Strong language and some violence. 1992.

Detective Inspector Huss
DB78169 16 hours 43 minutes
by Helene Tursten
read by Jill Fox
Göteborg, Sweden. Wealthy businessman Richard von Knecht falls to his death from his apartment balcony. Instead of a simple suicide case, Inspector Irene Huss soon faces a complex murder investigation. Originally published in Swedish in 1998. Strong language, descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2003.

Leaving Everything Most Loved
DB76619 10 hours 37 minutes
by Jacqueline Winspear
read by Jill Fox
London, 1933. Maisie Dobbs must postpone her plans to broaden her horizons by traveling to India when she is hired to solve the cold case of the killing of an unconventional Indian woman in London. Then the victim’s friend meets a similar death. 2013.

Occult and Horror

The Troop
DB78409 10 hours 58 minutes
by Nick Cutter
read by Todd Fox
Scoutmaster Tim Riggs takes five boys on a wilderness adventure on Prince Edward Island for their last hurrah before they age out of the scouts. But when an intruder stumbles upon their campsite, the trip becomes a struggle for survival. Violence and strong language. 2014.

The Trap
DB78314 8 hours 59 minutes
by Andrew Fukuda
read by Bruce Huntey
After narrowly escaping death in The Prey (DB 76269), Gene and Sissy end up back in danger at the Palace. Meanwhile, Ashley June reemerges and Gene must make a difficult romantic choice while trying to stay alive. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Dream Dark: A Beautiful Creatures Story
DB77372 3 hours 27 minutes
by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
read by Kevin T. Collins
A novella set before Beautiful Chaos (DB 75629). Link joins his best friend, Ethan Wate, on a quest through a mysterious network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South. But the journey is more dangerous than expected. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2011.

The House
DB77676 14 hours 33 minutes
by Bentley Little
read by Gary Telles
Five strangers begin to have terrifying nightmares and visions that bring back suppressed memories of their childhoods. They are drawn to their identical childhood homes to confront their pasts—and survive if they can. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1999.

Thirst, Number 5: The Sacred Veil
DB78326 11 hours 46 minutes
by Christopher Pike
read by Jill Fox
Five-thousand-year-old Alisa and her friends search for a sacred artifact, a powerful ancient veil. But Alisa realizes she cannot trust her own mind when she finds important memories blocked. Sequel to Thirst, Number 4 (DB 78229). Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Help for the Haunted
DB78110 13 hours 39 minutes
by John Searles
read by Abigail Maupin
February 1989. One snowy night, young Sylvie Mason’s parents take her along to meet their estranged daughter Rose at a church. Left alone in the car, Sylvie waits for her parents, who never return. Sylvie tries to discover what went wrong. Some violence and some strong language. Alex Award. 2013.

The Fury
DB77228 18 hours 39 minutes
by Alexander Gordon Smith
read by Gregory Maupin
When Cal, Brick, and Daisy find the entire human race has turned against them in mindless rage, they band together to defend themselves. The trio struggles to survive while searching for a way to change the world back. Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

In the Shadow of Blackbirds
DB76918 8 hours 35 minutes
by Cat Winters
read by Kristin Allison
San Diego, California; 1918. As a deadly influenza and the Great War take their toll, Mary Shelley Black watches desperate mourners flock to séances and spirit photographers for comfort. Despite her scientific leanings, Mary Shelley must consider if ghosts are real. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Psychological Themes

An Unnecessary Woman
DB78325 10 hours 36 minutes
by Rabih Alameddine
read by J. Michael McCullough
Beirut. Seventy-two-year-old Aaliya spends her days translating books from English and French into Arabic for her private amusement. Divorced, childless, and godless in the eyes of society, she is shunned. She reflects on the literature that has touched her life and helped her survive the Lebanese Civil War. 2013.

Silence Once Begun
DB78464 6 hours 6 minutes
by Jesse Ball
read by Alec Volz
Japan, 1977. Twenty-nine-year-old Oda Sotatsu signs a confession for a crime known as the Narito Disappearances in Osaka prefecture but refuses to speak after he is arrested. 2014.

Fallen Land
DB77597 17 hours 1 minute
by Patrick Flanery
read by Gary Telles
Julia, Nathaniel, and their son Copley move from a cramped apartment to an unfinished subdivision. The housing developer Paul has been driven mad by his ambitions and lives in a secret bunker. Julia befriends Louise, whose family originally owned the land. Events soon spiral out of control. Violence. 2013.

Submergence
DB78569 7 hours 0 minutes
by J.M. Ledgard
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Somalia, 2012. Held hostage by a faction he does not understand, British spy James More struggles to stay sane by fantasizing about things he wants to do once released and reflecting on his romance with biomathematician and deep-sea explorer Danielle Flinders. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2011.

Port Mungo
DB76937 7 hours 26 minutes
by Patrick McGrath
read by Jennifer Van Dyck
British husband and wife, both painters, search for artistic freedom in a Honduras port town. But the mix of their volatile personalities and the languid tropical setting leads to the unraveling of their marriage—and tragedy. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2004.

Strange Bodies
DB78339 9 hours 38 minutes
by Marcel Theroux
read by David Hartley-Margolin
When Nicholas Slopen shows up at the home of his former girlfriend Sukie, she is confused because she heard he had died. After he dies again, Sukie discovers a flash drive Nicholas had dropped. It reveals Nicholas’s tale—a mystery of international proportions. Strong language. 2013.

Religious Themes

The Blessed
DB77712 14 hours 21 minutes
by Ann H. Gabhart
read by Jill Ferris
1844. To keep the abandoned child in her care, Lacey Bishop marries her employer, Preacher Palmer, after his wife dies. They move to the Shaker community of Harmony Hill, where Lacey falls in love with widower Isaac Kingston. But the Shakers believe that marital vows cause stress and sorrow. 2011.

Twelfth Prophecy: The A.D. Chronicles, Book 12
DB77232 8 hours 16 minutes
by Bodie Thoene and Brock Thoene
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Abigail of Sychar, a Samaritan who is hated for her beauty, is beaten by a rabbi after she becomes pregnant by a man who is not her husband. Abigail is rescued by Romulus, a Roman centurion. Then years later she meets Yeshua of Nazareth. Some violence. 2011.

Romance

Be Mine Forever: A St. Helena Vineyard Novel
DB78565 9 hours 7 minutes
by Marina Adair
read by Catherine Byers
Playboy wine salesman Trey DeLuca of St. Helena, California, falls for dance-studio owner Sara Reed. He agrees to babysit Sara’s son while she prepares for the winter gala. Sara wants a love built on friendship, but Trey isn’t ready to commit. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Summer in Napa: A St. Helena Vineyard Novel
DB76908 10 hours 12 minutes
by Marina Adair
read by Renee Raudman
Restaurateur Alexis “Lexie” Moreau returns to her hometown of St. Helena, California, after her husband cheats. Lexie takes over her grandmother’s bakery, endures blind dates, and reconnects with vintner Marco DeLuca. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Cheyenne Amber
DB76832 14 hours 49 minutes
by Catherine Anderson
read by Jill Fox
Colorado, 1864. Boston-bred Laura Cheney’s no-good husband is murdered, leaving Laura alone in the wilderness with a newborn. When the baby is abducted by comancheros, Laura hires Cheyenne-raised Deke Sheridan to rescue him. Violence, explicit descriptions of sex, and some strong language. 1994.

Walking on Air: A Valance Family Novel
DB78292 15 hours 0 minutes
by Catherine Anderson
read by John Haag
Random, Colorado; 1880. Gunslinger Gabriel Valance is murdered on Christmas. Angels give him an opportunity to earn salvation by returning and saving a lost soul. Gabriel picks dressmaker Nan Hoffman and has one month to heal her broken heart. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Arrangement
DB77497 12 hours 6 minutes
by Mary Balogh
read by Theresa Conkin
Viscount Vincent Hunt, who was blinded in battle during the Napoleonic wars, flees his family’s matchmaking efforts and returns to his childhood village. Vincent rescues impoverished Lady Sophia Fry from her relatives, and the two agree to a marriage of convenience. Some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2013.

Paradise Valley
DB77355 9 hours 36 minutes
by Rosanne Bittner
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Wyoming Territory, 1886. Sage Lightfoot encounters injured Maggie Tucker alone on his ranch, digging a grave. As they search for the renegades who murdered Maggie’s husband and robbed Sage, they fight their growing feelings for each other. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Here and Now
DB78901 5 hours 54 minutes
by Ann Brashares
read by Mary Kane
Seventeen-year-old Prenna has immigrated to New York from another time with other travelers. Their community follows strict rules to avoid destroying the new life they have worked so hard to get, as well as to protect the one person Prenna is forbidden to love. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Not Quite Mine
DB76913 8 hours 9 minutes
by Catherine Bybee
read by Amy McFadden
Katie Morrison attends her brother’s wedding and wonders when she’ll find true love. But after a baby turns up on her doorstep, Katie and her ex-boyfriend Dean Prescott look for the mother—and find romance. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Chance
DB78444 9 hours 1 minute
by Robyn Carr
read by Mark Delgado
FBI agent Laine Carrington returns to Thunder Point, Oregon, to recuperate from a gunshot wound she sustained in The Hero (DB 77556). She meets ex-con mechanic Eric Gentry, and they fall in love despite their disparate backgrounds. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Hero
DB77556 7 hours 56 minutes
by Robyn Carr
read by Mark Delgado
After fleeing from an Oregon commune with her three-year-old daughter, Devon McAllister finds help in Thunder Point. She becomes romantically involved with high school coach Spencer Lawson, from The Newcomer (DB 77165), but trouble follows her. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2013.

Informed Risk
DB76931 15 hours 8 minutes
by Robyn Carr
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Two romance novels. In Robyn Carr’s Informed Risk firefighter Mike Cavanaugh cares for Christine Palmer and her two preschoolers after he saves Christine’s life. In Christine Rimmer’s A Hero for Sophie Jones Sinclair Riker buys back his family ranch. Some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 1989.

The Newcomer
DB77165 9 hours 32 minutes
by Robyn Carr
read by Mark Delgado
Sheriff Mac McCain and waitress Gina James, single parents from The Wanderer (DB 76634), keep their romance a secret. But when Mac’s ex-wife suddenly reappears after ten years, Mac and Gina face difficult choices. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2013.

Sinful Paradise
DB78742 5 hours 52 minutes
by Ann Christopher
read by J.P. Linton
The co-owner of a prestigious Manhattan auction house, Cooper Davies longs for the one woman who seems out of reach, Gloria Adams. After Gloria’s disastrous relationship ends and her self-confidence is in tatters, Cooper convinces her to give him a chance. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Boy Next Door
DB78675 4 hours 53 minutes
by Annabelle Costa
read by Dale Allen
Eight-year-olds Tasha and Jason become best friends when Jason, a paraplegic, moves next door. Inseparable through high school, they drift apart in college—only to renew their friendship in their twenties. But by their thirties they are engaged to other people. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

Romancing the Duke: Castles Ever After
DB78316 8 hours 45 minutes
by Tessa Dare
read by Abigail Maupin
Izzy Goodnight, the penniless, orphaned daughter of an acclaimed fantasy author, inherits a castle from her godfather. Izzy discovers that the blind Duke of Rothbury still lives in the castle and does not know that his estate has been sold. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2014.

Afterburn and Aftershock
DB78512 8 hours 10 minutes
by Sylvia Day
read by Catherine Byers
In Afterburn businesswoman Gianna Rossi, the protégée of a restaurateur, is reunited with the man who left her hungry for more—and broke her heart. In Aftershock Gia and venture capitalist Jackson continue to work out the kinks in their love affair. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2013.

A Gentleman ’til Midnight
DB78333 10 hours 53 minutes
by Alison DeLaine
read by Gregory Maupin
1767. Captain James Warre survives a shipwreck only to be rescued by Captain Katherine Kinloch, who once suffered from a decision made by him. Determined to keep his identity a secret, James joins Katherine’s mission to regain her family’s estate. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2014.

Christmas on Mimosa Lane
DB77033 9 hours 40 minutes
by Anna DeStefano
read by Janet Metzger
Chandlerville, Georgia. School nurse and social worker Mallory Phillips survived a turbulent childhood. When she finds motherless seven-year-old neighbor Polly hiding near a Christmas tree, she decides to take a chance on love and help Polly and her father grieve. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Twelve Across
DB77038 6 hours 59 minutes
by Barbara Delinsky
read by Cristina Panfilio
Divorced New Yorker Leah Gates, a crossword-puzzle creator, plans a getaway to a friend’s New Hampshire cabin, but instead stumbles upon Garrick Rodenheiser, a reclusive woodsman with a famous past. The two are attracted to each other despite their personal demons. Explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 1987.

Marriage Matters
DB77599 13 hours 53 minutes
by Cynthia Ellingsen
read by Colleen Delany
Chicago. Three generations of women find love in unexpected places. Grad student Chloe becomes engaged to her professor, while Chloe’s neglected mother Kristine considers a divorce. Meanwhile Chloe’s grandmother June competes with the widower next door. 2013.

Dash of Peril
DB78750 12 hours 44 minutes
by Lori Foster
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Lieutenant Margaret Peterson is leaving a bar where she was trying to infiltrate a porn ring when a van violently rams her car. Her detective’s brother, Dash Riske—who has been unofficially helping her with the operation—comes to her rescue. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2014.

Before the Larkspur Blooms
DB77032 9 hours 10 minutes
by Caroline Fyffe
read by Patrick Lawlor
Wyoming, 1881. Thomas Donovan returns home after serving eight years in prison for cattle rustling—a crime he didn’t commit. Hannah Hoskins, now widowed, still loves Thom and helps him prove his innocence when he is suspected in a new wave of lawlessness. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Sweet Talk
DB75412 12 hours 3 minutes
by Julie Garwood
read by Erik Sandvold
IRS attorney Olivia MacKenzie—a cancer survivor—is shot and threatened when she investigates her own father’s Ponzi scheme. FBI agent Grayson Kincaid falls for Olivia and tries to protect her. Explicit descriptions of sex, some strong language, and some violence. 2012.

Daisy’s Back in Town
DB76701 10 hours 12 minutes
by Rachel Gibson
read by Carol Dines
Newly widowed Daisy Lee Monroe returns to Lovett, Texas, after fifteen years to inform her high school boyfriend Jackson Parrish that he is biological father of her teenage son. Jackson, still bitter that Daisy left him, is torn between fury and attraction. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2004.

Lola Carlyle Reveals All
DB76653 10 hours 8 minutes
by Rachel Gibson
read by Carol Dines
Former lingerie model Lola is hijacked on a yacht in the Bahamas by undercover agent Max Zamora, who is running from drug dealers. The pair end up stranded on an island, where their animosity turns into passion. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2002.

Simply Irresistible
DB76622 10 hours 59 minutes
by Rachel Gibson
read by Abigail Maupin
Georgeanne Howard leaves Chinooks hockey team owner Virgil Duffy at the altar, then discovers she is pregnant after a one-night stand with John Kowalsky, Virgil’s star player. But Georgeanne doesn’t run into John again for eight years. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 1998.

Losing to Win
DB78164 8 hours 50 minutes
by Michele Grant
read by Theresa Conkin
Belle Haven, Louisiana. English teacher Carissa Wayne is horrified to learn during a surprise school assembly that she was selected to be on the weight-loss television show Losing to Win. But things heat up when she’s partnered with her ex-lover. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Goodness and Mercy
DB78218 9 hours 51 minutes
by Vanessa Davis Griggs
read by Theresa Conkin
Twenty-six-year-old African American Gabrielle Mercedes joins a church for the first time as an adult and assists in forming a dance ministry. But conflict arises when someone spreads rumors about her past—and she discovers that her new boyfriend might be married. Gabrielle prays for guidance. 2009.

Kate’s Progress
DB78456 12 hours 28 minutes
by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
read by Terry Donnelly
A bad relationship and an unexpected gift of money from her grandmother prompt Kate to leave London for six months, buy a ramshackle cottage in an Exmoor village, and fix it up to sell. But she hadn’t factored in the cottage’s intriguing former owners—and someone sabotaging her. 2013.

Promised to Me: Coming to America, Book 4
DB76436 8 hours 19 minutes
by Robin Lee Hatcher
read by Laura Giannarelli
1908. Karola Breit leaves Germany for Idaho after waiting eleven years for her beloved, farmer Jakob Hirsch, to send for her. Karola wants romance—but when she arrives she discovers that Jakob is widowed and has three children who need a mother. 2003.

How to Pursue a Princess
DB76878 9 hours 49 minutes
by Karen Hawkins
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Scotland, 1813. Lily Balfour is forced to find a rich husband to rid her father of his debts. Her godmother, the Duchess of Roxburghe, becomes a matchmaker—just as she did for Lily’s sister Rose in How to Capture a Countess (DB 75755). Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Jennifer: An O’Malley Love Story and Danger in the Shadows: Prequel to the O’Malley Series
DB78061 12 hours 43 minutes
by Dee Henderson
read by Madelyn Buzzard
In Jennifer pediatrician Jennifer O’Malley loves devout Christian Tom Peterson and turns to him when she is ill. In Danger in the Shadows Sara Walsh is protected from a kidnapper by her brother Dave Richman, an FBI agent, and her boyfriend Adam Black. Prequels to the O’Malley series. 1999.

The O’Malley Series: The Protector, The Healer, The Rescuer
DB78063 34 hours 41 minutes
by Dee Henderson
read by Andy Pyle
Three novels. In The Protector firefighter Jack O’Malley falls in love with a burn victim. In The Healer trauma psychologist Rachel O’Malley investigates a school shooting. In The Rescuer paramedic Stephen O’Malley loses his faith. 2003.

Arabella
DB76648 11 hours 36 minutes
by Georgette Heyer
read by J. Michael McCullough
Arabella, the oldest of Reverend Henry Tallant’s four pretty daughters, is sent to stay with her godmother Lady Bridlington in London and find a husband. Arabella impetuously pretends to be an heiress when she meets wealthy dandy Robert Beaumaris. 1949.

Waiting on You
DB78708 12 hours 2 minutes
by Kristan Higgins
read by Kristin Allison
Manningsport, New York. The bartender and co-owner of a tavern, Colleen O’Rourke is skilled in matchmaking. But she avoids personal relationships, especially after her breakup with Lucas Campbell ten years ago. Then Lucas returns to town, looking better than ever. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Love after War
DB78391 7 hours 54 minutes
by Cheris Hodges
read by Emily Maixner
After two years, Dana Singleton returns to Los Angeles only to run into her charming ex-boyfriend, Adrian Bryant. Adrian never explained their breakup or his obsessive vendetta against his father, but seeing Dana again fires up old passions. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2013.

The Countess Confessions: A Boscastle Affairs Novel
DB78443 9 hours 17 minutes
by Jillian Hunter
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
1820. Emily Rowland meets Damien Boscastle at a country party, which inadvertently entangles her in a plot against the crown. The two wed to protect Emily from danger, and together they continue Damien’s mission to uncover spies. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2014.

Three Weeks with Lady X
DB78676 10 hours 46 minutes
by Eloisa James
read by Patricia Kilgarriff
London, 1799. Lady Xenobia India St. Clair is renowned for her unique decorating skills. When wealthy Thorn Dautry, illegitimate son of a duke, requests her services to impress his future bride’s family, India agrees to the project. But their attraction threatens his plans. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Destiny’s Embrace
DB76763 9 hours 16 minutes
by Beverly Jenkins
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
1885. African American seamstress Mariah Cooper leaves her abusive home in Philadelphia for a housekeeping job at a California cattle ranch. In Sacramento, she meets black rancher Logan Yates and the two attempt to deny their mutual attraction. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Firebird
DB77034 18 hours 20 minutes
by Susanna Kearsley
read by Lucy Rayner
Art gallery worker Nicola Marter can touch an object and see those who owned it in past. When she encounters a carving that belonged to Empress Catherine, Nicola travels to Russia with her ex-lover Rob McMorran to authenticate its provenance—and uncovers a historic love story. Some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Say I Do
DB78700 8 hours 46 minutes
by Lucy Kevin
read by Mare Trevathan
Three novellas featuring protagonists who work at the Rose Chalet, a San Francisco wedding venue. In The Wedding Gift temporary chef Julie realizes in horror that the critic whose review caused her to lose her restaurant will be overseeing his brother’s wedding. Some descriptions of sex. 2012.

The Dancing Master
DB78112 16 hours 24 minutes
by Julie Klassen
read by Jennifer Hubbard
England, 1816. Nineteen-year-old Julia Midwinter is enchanted by dance and fencing instructor Alec Valcourt when he moves to her Devonshire village to open an academy. But Julia’s mother, Lady Amelia, has banned dancing. Julia disobeys her orders—and uncovers family secrets while attempting to have fun. 2013.

Four in Hand
DB78429 8 hours 32 minutes
by Stephanie Laurens
read by Theresa Conkin
Max Rotherbridge, the womanizing Duke of Twyford, falls in love with Caroline Twinning before realizing that she is one of his new wards. Now Max has to find husbands for Caroline and her three sisters. 2004.

Beauty Queen: The Fancy Lives of the Lear Sisters
DB76909 13 hours 40 minutes
by Julia London
read by Natalie Ross
After her husband leaves her, Rebecca Lear rejects her father’s financial help and moves to Austin to make it on her own. She works on a political campaign and falls for another volunteer. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2003.

Miss Fortune: The Fancy Lives of the Lear Sisters
DB76914 13 hours 16 minutes
by Julia London
read by Natalie Ross
Perennial student Rachel Lear’s father thrusts her into the real world. Rachel gets a job, goes on a diet, and has a neophyte witch weave a spell on her love life. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2004.

Blossom Street Brides: A Blossom Street Novel
DB78854 9 hours 48 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
As Lydia’s Seattle knitting shop A Good Yarn struggles, it is the backdrop to romances and family dramas. Jeweler Lauren has just given up on her long-time boyfriend when she meets a very different sort of man. Bethanne’s new long-distance marriage is threatened by her ex-husband and her daughter. Bestseller. 2014.

A Man’s Heart
DB78330 12 hours 41 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Two novellas in which opposites attract. In The Way to a Man’s Heart literature professor Carlyle is drawn to a waitress who loves the classics. In Hasty Wedding maid-of-honor Clare marries the best man—the town bad boy—after their friends’ Las Vegas ceremony. 1989.

North to Alaska
DB78595 10 hours 38 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by Mary Kane
Two previously published novels set in Alaska. In That Wintry Feeling widower Grady proposes a marriage of convenience to teacher Cathy, but it turns into something more. In Borrowed Dreams Carly searches for adventure in Anchorage and unexpectedly finds love with widowed pilot Brand. Descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 1984.

Royal Rakes: Waking Up with a Rake, One Night with a Rake, Between a Rake and a Hard Place
DB78631 25 hours 3 minutes
by Connie Mason and Mia Marlowe
read by Kristin Allison
London, 1818. Three disgraced army officers are bribed into ruining the reputations of the prospective brides of the prince regent’s brothers before they can wed. If successful, the rakes’ military records will be reinstated. But their feelings for the ladies complicate matters. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Bride Says No: The Brides of Wishmore
DB78432 8 hours 19 minutes
by Cathy Maxwell
read by Madelyn Buzzard
1816. Taking her older sister Aileen’s advice to marry for love, Tara Davidson leaves Blake Stephens at the altar in London. Back in Scotland, Tara learns her true love is already taken and reluctantly agrees to marry Blake—but he now has eyes for Aileen. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Two of a Kind
DB78209 13 hours 24 minutes
by Yona Zeldis McDonough
read by Carol Dines
Widowed Brooklyn-based interior decorator Christina Connelly meets widower Manhattan ob-gyn Andy Stern at a client’s wedding. They grow fond of each other, but both have obligations to their teenage children and come from different religious backgrounds. When Christina breaks it off, Andy’s mother intervenes. Some strong language. 2013.

Arranged
DB78714 8 hours 59 minutes
by Catherine McKenzie
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Every one of her relationships has ended badly, so thirty-three-year-old journalist Anne Blythe tries calling a dating service that turns out to be a company that arranges marriages. Using the advance from her first novel, Anne takes the plunge. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

Nobody’s Darling
DB78392 11 hours 14 minutes
by Teresa Medeiros
read by Emily Maixner
New Mexico, 1878. Music teacher Esmerelda Fine intends to track down and kill outlaw Billy Darling to avenge the slaying of her brother Bartholomew. But when she learns Bartholomew isn’t dead, Esmerelda reluctantly hires the handsome gunslinger to find him. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1998.

Farewell, Dorothy Parker
DB76782 9 hours 21 minutes
by Ellen Meister
read by Nicola Daval
Movie critic Violet Epps’s social anxiety prevents her from standing up for herself. After she steals a guestbook from the Algonquin Hotel, the ghost of her idol, theater critic Dorothy Parker, appears and teaches Violet to buck up. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Postcards from Pullman Series: In the Company of Secrets, Whispers along the Rails, An Uncertain Dream
DB78534 30 hours 42 minutes
by Judith Miller
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Three novels. London, 1892. Scullery maid Olivia accompanies unwed and pregnant Lady Charlotte to look for her baby’s father. They travel to Pullman, Illinois, where Olivia finds a job and a beau, but Charlotte flees after her baby is born. Only their faith in God sustains the two women. 2007.

Glory, Glory
DB77747 11 hours 3 minutes
by Linda Lael Miller and Carla Cassidy
read by Faith Potts
Two novels. In the title story Glory returns home and bumps into high school boyfriend Jesse. Ten years ago Jesse’s grandfather ran a teenaged and pregnant Glory out of town. Now Jesse discovers the truth. In Snowbound with the Bodyguard a woman and baby seek sanctuary. Descriptions of sex. 1990.

The Lighthouse Brides Collection: Six Romances Develop at Historic Light Stations
DB78709 13 hours 7 minutes
by DiAnn Mills and others
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Novellas featuring nineteenth-century American lighthouses. In When Love Awaits nineteen-year-old loner Fiona is annoyed by Ian’s offer to help as she prepares for a hurricane. Includes Phantom of My Heart, A Beacon in the Storm, Safe Harbor, Whispers across the Blue, and A Time to Love. 2013.

Cider Brook
DB78445 9 hours 39 minutes
by Carla Neggers
read by Faith Potts
Knights Bridge, Massachusetts. While seeking pirate treasure hidden centuries ago, Samantha Bennett is caught in a fire and rescued by volunteer firefighter Justin Sloan. Sequel to That Night on Thistle Lane (DB 77250). Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Secrets of the Lost Summer
DB77248 9 hours 39 minutes
by Carla Neggers
read by Faith Potts
Boston designer Olivia Frost moves to Knights Bridge, Massachusetts, to open a bed and breakfast. When Dylan McCaffrey inherits the derelict cottage next door, he investigates its origins and falls for Olivia. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

That Night on Thistle Lane
DB77250 9 hours 29 minutes
by Carla Neggers
read by Faith Potts
Librarian Phoebe O’Dunn falls in love at a masquerade ball. But when she discovers the object of her affections is Noah Kendrick, a rich friend of Dylan’s from Secrets of the Lost Summer (DB 77248), she backs off. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Where Courage Calls
DB78313 10 hours 9 minutes
by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan
read by Theresa Conkin
Beth Thatcher from Toronto takes a teaching post in a remote coal-mining town in western Canada. She adjusts to outdoor plumbing and oil lamps while organizing the one-room school, Bible studies, and English lessons. Meanwhile, two Mounties come courting. 2014.

Italian Lessons
DB76483 12 hours 45 minutes
by Peter Pezzelli
read by Laura Giannarelli
After graduating from college, Carter Quinn returns to Rhode Island and persuades music professor Giancarlo Rosa to teach him Italian. Carter wants to pursue an exchange student from Italy whom he loves. Giancarlo agrees and also returns home after thirty years to visit his family. Both find surprises. 2007.

Perfect Together
DB78423 9 hours 46 minutes
by Carly Phillips
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Nicole Farnsworth, from Perfect Fling (DB 77226), returns to Serendipity, New York, to restart her life after learning that her family may have dealings with the Russian mob. She begins dating police detective Sam Marsden, who soon offers her protection. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Wallflower Gone Wild
DB78623 8 hours 27 minutes
by Maya Rodale
read by Patricia Kilgarriff
After an uneventful fourth season, Lady Olivia Archer, nicknamed Prissy Missy, is horrified when her parents betroth her to Phinneas Cole, a.k.a. the Mad Baron. Pleased with Olivia’s refined manners, Phinneas is amused when she attempts to break off the engagement with scandalous behavior. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Winner’s Curse: The Winner’s Trilogy, Book 1
DB78707 8 hours 34 minutes
by Marie Rutkoski
read by Kristin Allison
Seventeen-year-old Kestrel, the daughter of powerful General Trajan of the Valorians, bids enthusiastically on Arin, a Herrani male slave, with unexpected consequences. Kestrel hides her deepening feelings for Arin, but he also has secrets—and they are dangerous. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

An English Bride in Scotland
DB77080 9 hours 47 minutes
by Lynsay Sands
read by Theresa Conkin
Twenty-one-year-old novice Annabel is surprised when her mother—whom she has not seen in fourteen years—retrieves Annabel from the abbey. But even more shocking is why: Annabel is to take her runaway sister’s place in an arranged marriage to a Scotsman. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Always on My Mind
DB77643 9 hours 31 minutes
by Jill Shalvis
read by Annie Green
Leah returns to Lucky Harbor to help run her aging grandmother’s bakery. Leah renews her relationship with childhood friend Jack, a firefighter, and they give in to their mutual sexual attraction—but with no strings attached. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

A Love for All Time
DB76564 24 hours 12 minutes
by Bertrice Small
read by Erin Jones
Skye O’Malley’s brother Conn weds heiress Aidan. But after Conn is accused of plotting to kill Queen Elizabeth I and imprisoned, Aidan is kidnapped and sold into slavery in Istanbul. Sequel to All the Sweet Tomorrows (DB 76411). Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 1986.

An Untamed Heart
DB78099 10 hours 15 minutes
by Lauraine Snelling
read by Catherine Byers
Norway, 1878. Ingeborg falls in love with university student Nils one summer. But after a tragedy she agrees to marry widower Roald Bjorklund and join him and his son on their voyage to America. Prequel to An Untamed Land (DB 67616). Young Adult appeal. 2013.

Power Play
DB78596 9 hours 17 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Colleen Delany
Rival CEOs Fiona Carson and Marshall Weston both work to balance their families and jobs—but Marshall’s life has other, secret priorities. When their children begin dating, the contrast between how the two executives live shakes both their worlds. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2014.

The Orchard
DB77127 9 hours 15 minutes
by Jeffrey Stepakoff
read by Kate Kiley
Workaholic Grace Lyndon is a sought-after flavor expert in Atlanta. After eating an apple from Dylan Jackson’s organic orchard, Grace tracks down the grieving widower in rural Georgia. With the encouragement of Dylan’s daughter Carter, Grace and Dylan begin a relationship. 2011.

Made to Last
DB78262 12 hours 12 minutes
by Melissa Tagg
read by Carol Dines
Miranda “Randi” Woodruff, host of a home-improvement television show, has built the façade of a perfect life for herself onscreen. But everything falls apart when she falls in love for real—and has three men to contend with. Only a return to her faith can help her. 2013.

Werewolf in Alaska: A Wild about You Novel
DB77181 8 hours 15 minutes
by Vicki Lewis Thompson
read by Mare Trevathan
Polecat, Alaska. Artist Rachel Miller secretly admires her neighbor Jake Hunter from across the lake while he skinny dips. Werewolf Jake knows better than to get involved with a human, but an angry bear brings Rachel and Jake together. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2013.

Surrender to Destiny Series: Surrender the Heart, Surrender the Night, Surrender the Dawn
DB78474 34 hours 8 minutes
by MaryLu Tyndall
read by Kristin Allison
Three novels about Maryland ladies caught in the crossfires of the War of 1812. Marianne and her fiancé are impressed into the British Navy, Rose is rescued from an attack by a British soldier, and Cassandra is kidnapped during the invasion of Baltimore. 2010.

If You Know Her
DB76497 10 hours 32 minutes
by Shiloh Walker
read by Erin Jones
Nia Hollister isn’t convinced that her cousin Jolene’s killer has been caught—a few things don’t quite add up. Nia returns to Ash, Kentucky, to search for the truth, but keeps running into Law Reilly, who proves to be a distraction. Sequel to If You See Her (DB 76461). Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2012.

The Last Man on Earth
DB78439 7 hours 52 minutes
by Tracy Anne Warren
read by Kristin Allison
Manhattan. Madelyn Grayson, a principled advertising executive, finds herself in a battle for accounts and a promotion with her self-made, ruthless coworker Zack Douglas. But their mutual sexual attraction leads to a secret love affair—and complications. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2014.

Blue Moon Bay
DB78338 14 hours 1 minute
by Lisa Wingate
read by Carol Dines
Seattle architect Heather Hampton returns to her father’s hometown of Moses Lake, Texas, to convince her family to sell the family farm to an agricultural conglomerate—but she runs into local opposition. Heather also reconnects with former classmate Blaine Underhill and learns the truth about her father’s early death. 2012.

Science Fiction

Storm Surge: Destroyermen
DB77235 19 hours 13 minutes
by Taylor Anderson
read by John Haag
After the events in Iron Gray Sea (DB 75076), Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy and the crew of the USS Walker are recovering from their injuries. They don’t have long to rest—the Grik navy is cutting access to the Alliance’s western forces. Violence and some strong language. 2013.

The Beautiful Land
DB77364 10 hours 21 minutes
by Alan Averill
read by Bill Hensel
Axon Corporation recruits Takahiro “Tak” O’Leary to explore alternate time lines. When he learns that his employer’s plans threaten the existence of his friend Samira, an Iraq war vet, Tak steals the machine that makes his explorations possible. But Axon is not the only threat. Violence and strong language. 2013.

The Teleportation Accident
DB76781 12 hours 7 minutes
by Ned Beauman
read by Michael Kramer
Berlin, 1931. Egon Loeser develops a stagecraft machine that he calls the Teleportation Device. It has unforeseen powers, but Egon’s preoccupation with sexual conquests prevents him from fully understanding his invention’s abilities—and limitations. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

Red Rising
DB78253 13 hours 50 minutes
by Pierce Brown
read by L.J. Ganser
Sixteen-year-old Darrow works in a mining colony on Mars. He thinks he is improving the planet for future generations, but his wife Eo believes they are slaves. When Eo is condemned to death, Darrow infiltrates the governing caste to foment rebellion. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Tin Star
DB78410 6 hours 20 minutes
by Cecil Castellucci
read by Erin Jones
When fourteen-year-old Tula Bane witnesses something she shouldn’t while her colony ship is docked at the space station Yertina Feray, the ship’s leader beats her and leaves her for dead. Alone except for unfriendly aliens, Tula fights for survival—and revenge. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Independent Study
DB78427 9 hours 54 minutes
by Joelle Charbonneau
read by Jennifer Hubbard
After surviving the deadly exams in The Testing (DB 76777), Cia Vale and Tomas are now freshmen at United Commonwealth University and are assigned a course of study. As the year progresses, surveillance increases, and the rebellion needs Cia’s help. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

The Burning Dark
DB78751 11 hours 26 minutes
by Adam Christopher
read by Joe Wilson
After sustaining an injury in an alien attack, Captain Abraham Cleveland is relegated to a nearly isolated space station. As he deals with a hostile crew and an absent commander, he tunes in to a space radio signal that may be warning of danger. Violence and strong language. 2014.

The Lives of Tao
DB78240 13 hours 25 minutes
by Wesley Chu
read by J.P. Linton
When symbiotic alien Tao loses his human host in a mission gone wrong, a lack of options forces him to shift to overweight engineer Roen Tan. Tao convinces Roen to help fight the hostile alien Genjix, but training Roen proves difficult. Violence. Alex Award. 2013.

The Eye of Minds
DB77516 7 hours 45 minutes
by James Dashner
read by Bill Hensel
After Michael fails to save a fellow player from killing herself both in and out of the virtual game Lifeblood, he and his best friends—Bryson and Sarah—follow up on her dying warnings that hacker Kaine is holding players hostage inside VirtNet. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Man in the Empty Suit
DB76234 8 hours 37 minutes
by Sean Ferrell
read by Chuck Young
A time traveler always spends April 1, 2071, celebrating the hundredth anniversary of his birth with his past and future iterations. The year he turns thirty-nine, though, he discovers that his forty-year-old self has been murdered. The clock is ticking for him to solve—and prevent—the crime. Strong language and some violence. 2013.

The World of the End
DB77298 15 hours 54 minutes
by Ofir Touché Gafla
read by Patrick Downer
Fifteen months after his wife Marian dies in an aeronautical accident, Ben Mendelssohn throws a fortieth birthday party for her. Partway through the celebration, he commits suicide. He has gone to join Marian in the Other World, but he cannot find her. Translated from the 2004 Hebrew edition. 2013.

Twenty-first Century Science Fiction
DB77946 31 hours 22 minutes
edited by David G. Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden
read by Andy Pyle
Thirty-four short stories from authors who came to prominence in the early twenty-first century. Includes work from Paolo Bacigalupi, John Scalzi, Mary Robinette Kowal, Catherynne M. Valente, Jo Walton, and Cory Doctorow. In Vandana Singh’s “Infinities” an Indian mathematician has a life-changing vision. Some strong language. 2013.

The Darwin Elevator: The Dire Earth Cycle; Book 1
DB77294 16 hours 11 minutes
by Jason M. Hough
read by Gregory Gorton
Australia, 2283. Earth has fallen to a plague. The only human city left is Darwin, where an alien space elevator protects against the disease. Skyler Luiken—one of the rare “immunes”—leads a scavenging crew to help Darwin survive. Then the elevator begins to malfunction. Violence and strong language. 2013.

A Matter of Days
DB77050 7 hours 52 minutes
by Amber Kizer
read by Catherine Byers
On the fifty-sixth day of the BluStar pandemic, sixteen-year-old Nadia’s mother dies, leaving her responsible for her younger brother Rabbit. Protected by a vaccine, the siblings use survival skills taught by their deceased father to make their way to their remaining relatives. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Alien in the House
DB77187 16 hours 23 minutes
by Gini Koch
read by Kristin Allison
After having their identities revealed to the world at the end of Alien vs. Alien (DB 75920), the Alpha Centaurions have been doing a lot of public relations. When U.S. representatives start dying off, Jeff replaces the New Mexico delegate. Violence and explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

On Such a Full Sea
DB78213 12 hours 7 minutes
by Chang-rae Lee
read by Jill Fox
In a post-apocalyptic world, Fan lives in the settlement of B-Mor, where she works as a diver cultivating fish. One day her boyfriend Reg disappears, and Fan leaves B-Mor to discover his fate. 2014.

Love Minus Eighty
DB77288 11 hours 2 minutes
by Will McIntosh
read by various narrators
Lives intertwine in a future where elites seek mates in cryogenic dating centers. Musician Rob becomes obsessed with a jogger he accidentally killed. Dating coach Veronika helps a romantic rival. Lesbian Mira must keep her sexual orientation secret. Based on the Hugo Award-winning short story “Bridesicle.” Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Ninth Circle: A Novel of the Merrimack, Book 5
DB78795 18 hours 38 minutes
by R.M. Meluch
read by Erik Sandvold
John Farragut has retired to Earth, but the Merrimack continues under the command of Captain Calli Carmel. The crew receives a call for help from the Earthlike planet of Zoe, where the Palatine Empire and a band of pirates called the Ninth Circle are heading. Violence and some strong language. 2011.

Strength and Honor: A Novel of the Merrimack, Book 4
DB78629 16 hours 9 minutes
by R.M. Meluch
read by Erik Sandvold
Caesar Romulus has taken control of the Palatine Empire after the events in The Sagittarius Command (DB 78342). He renounces the surrender to the United States and wages war against Earth. John Farragut and the crew of the Merrimack retaliate, but the Hive also threatens. Violence and strong language. 2008.

Cress: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 3
DB78442 13 hours 42 minutes
by Marissa Meyer
read by Mare Trevathan
Imprisoned on an orbiting satellite, hacker Cress learns that she unwittingly helped Lunar queen Levana commit a massacre. Cinder, Scarlet, Thorne, and Wolf, from Scarlet (DB 76016), plot to rescue Cress and overthrow the queen, but things don’t go as planned. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Stepping Stone and Love Machine: Crosstown to Oblivion
DB76778 6 hours 16 minutes
by Walter Mosley
read by Chuck Young
In Stepping Stone a lowly mailroom manager opens his consciousness and discovers wonders hidden from the rest of the world. In Love Machine a neurologist is tricked into sharing her memories and desires via a device that connects minds. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2013.

Tunnel out of Death
DB76892 8 hours 38 minutes
by Jamil Nasir
read by Conrad Feininger
Psychic private investigator Heath Ransom is retained to find the spirit of Margaret Biel by her family, who suspect Margaret’s sudden coma is the result of foul play. Heath’s search uncovers a vast governmental conspiracy—and alters his sense of reality. Some violence. 2013.

The Goliath Stone
DB77100 7 hours 5 minutes
by Larry Niven and Matthew Joseph Harrington
read by Gregory Gorton
2052. Dr. Toby Glyer once worked on an interstellar nanotechnology project—but after it failed twenty-five years ago, he was reduced to using his skills to cure diverticulosis. When unanticipated aftereffects of the project threaten Earth, Toby must track down his former partner before it is too late. Strong language. 2013.

The Birthmarked Trilogy
DB77240 31 hours 51 minutes
by Caragh M. O’Brien
read by Eva Wilhelm
Trilogy includes Birthmarked, Prized, and Promised. In futuristic Birthmarked, society is divided by the walls of the Enclave. When sixteen-year-old midwife Gaia Stone’s parents are arrested, she must make a life-altering decision. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2010.

Under the Never Sky Trilogy
DB78067 30 hours 26 minutes
by Veronica Rossi
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Trilogy includes Under the Never Sky, Through the Ever Night, and Into the Still Blue. Aether storms and plagues have separated people into two societies. When Aria is thrown out of the domes, she finds a protector in outsider Perry. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2012.

Rush: The Game, Book 1
DB78420 10 hours 32 minutes
by Eve Silver
read by Teresa Willis
Sixteen-year-old Miki Jones is pulled into a game in which she and other teens must battle aliens called the Drau to save Earth—and their own lives. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Reboot
DB76797 9 hours 46 minutes
by Amy Tintera
read by Saskia Maarleveld
After Wren Connolly is shot she rises from the dead as a Reboot and becomes an elite crime-fighting soldier and trainer of future Reboots. When she begins training Callum, who is sensitive, Wren reconsiders the orders that dictate her life. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Shadow of Freedom
DB76633 15 hours 22 minutes
by David Weber
read by Mary Kane
As a result of the events in A Rising Thunder (DB 76472), Admiral Michelle Henke—cousin of the Manticoran queen and best friend of Honor Harrington—prepares for retaliation from the Solarian League Navy. She is determined to win. Strong language and some violence. 2013.

The Martian
DB78389 12 hours 46 minutes
by Andy Weir
read by J.P. Linton
Six days after becoming the first man to walk on Mars, astronaut Mark Watney is caught in a windstorm. Though his support crew thinks he died, Mark survived and now faces abandonment, failed machinery, and a hostile environment. Strong language. Bestseller. 2011.

Blackout
DB77594 9 hours 1 minute
by Robison Wells
read by Bill Hensel
After a virus leaves some teens with superpowers, terrorist attacks reach new heights. The government rounds up all youths to separate and quarantine them, but not all of the infected teens are bent on violence. Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Rebel Heart: Dust Lands, Book 2
DB76033 11 hours 10 minutes
by Moira Young
read by Nicola Daval
Saba rescued her twin brother Lugh from the evil Tonton, but the organization remains dangerous—and has put a price on Saba’s head. While fleeing west, Saba experiences disturbing telepathic visions and questions Jack’s trustworthiness despite their bond. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2012.

Short Stories

Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories
DB78212 12 hours 58 minutes
by Ryunosuke Akutagawa
read by Andy Pyle
Eighteen short stories by renowned Japanese writer Akutagawa (1892–1927). In the 1915 title piece, an unemployed servant takes shelter in a dilapidated gate to the devastated city of Kyoto. Includes 2006 introduction by Haruki Murakami. Translated by Jay Rubin. 2006.

News from Heaven: The Bakerton Stories
DB76292 8 hours 22 minutes
by Jennifer Haigh
read by Kimberly Schraf
Ten interconnected stories about the inhabitants of the coal-mining town of Bakerton, Pennsylvania. In “Beast and Bird” Annie comes to pre-World War II New York City to work as a kitchen girl for a Jewish family. In “Broken Star” Regina’s aunt Melanie comes for a long visit in 1974. 2013.

Dangerous Women
DB78144 36 hours 20 minutes
edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois
read by George Holmes
Twenty-one short stories and novellas with strong female protagonists, compiled by the team responsible for the Songs of Love and Death (DB 74345) anthology. Includes a novella by Martin set in the world of his Song of Ice and Fire series. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Bark
DB78529 4 hours 45 minutes
by Lorrie Moore
read by Jack Fox
The author of A Gate at the Stairs (DB 69697) offers eight short stories exploring life changes. In “Debarking” Ira, a divorcé whose wedding ring won’t come off his finger, is invited to his ethnic-Catholic friend’s Lenten dinner. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2014.

Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club
DB76637 6 hours 32 minutes
by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
read by Bill Delaney
Collection of seven short stories exploring the concept of boundaries. In “He Has Gone to Be with the Women” Javier and Juan Carlos meet and develop a relationship neither is sure they want. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. PEN/Faulkner. 2012.

Spies and Espionage

The King’s Deception
DB76881 12 hours 32 minutes
by Steve Berry
read by David Hartley-Margolin
When spy-turned-bookseller Cotton Malone takes his teenage son to Europe, Malone’s former boss asks him to escort a fifteen-year-old fugitive to England. Soon Malone and the youths are embroiled in an international incident with ties to the Tudor era. Some violence and some strong language. 2013.

The Cairo Affair
DB78576 13 hours 9 minutes
by Olen Steinhauer
read by John Haag
Sophie Kohl’s diplomat husband is fatally shot in Hungary while confronting her about an affair she had in Cairo. Sophie calls her CIA ex-lover and demands answers. Learning the shooting may be related to a plan for a Libyan regime change, Sophie investigates. Violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2014.

Suspense

The Keeper of Lost Causes: A Department Q Novel
DB77366 12 hours 25 minutes
by Jussi Adler-Olsen
read by Mark Ashby
After a traumatizing assignment, Copenhagen homicide detective Carl Mørck is shunted to the newly developed department Q to work on cold cases. Mørck searches for long-missing politician Merete Lynggaard, who disappeared from a ferry, leaving behind her mute brother. Translated from Danish. Violence and strong language. 2011.

Robert B. Parker’s Wonderland
DB76790 6 hours 57 minutes
by Ace Atkins
read by Mark Delgado
Boxing instructor Henry Cimoli asks for his old friend Spenser’s professional help. A developer who wants Henry’s condo has sent in muscle to convince Harry to sell. Spenser uses the skills of his apprentice Zebulon Sixkill in what turns out to be a dangerous job. Violence and strong language. 2013.

Sidney Sheldon’s The Tides of Memory
DB76837 15 hours 27 minutes
by Tilly Bagshawe
read by Jon Huffman
Conservative British politician Alexia De Vere has risen to the position of home secretary when secrets from her past threaten to expose her. Alexia’s grown children also have problems, but Alexia’s husband will do anything to protect his family. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Destroyer Angel
DB78575 11 hours 19 minutes
by Nevada Barr
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Park ranger Anna Pigeon is vacationing in Minnesota when violent thugs kidnap her four companions from their campsite. Anna tracks the group’s progress—which is hampered by one woman’s paraplegia—and plots to save her friends. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Lexicon
DB78482 12 hours 58 minutes
by Max Barry
read by Kurt Elftmann
At an exclusive school in Virginia, students learn to manipulate minds with language. Homeless grifter Emily Ruff is recruited to join, but doesn’t want to be coerced. Meanwhile, Wil Parke is kidnapped for a secret in his brain. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Alex Award. 2013.

Find Me
DB78413 7 hours 43 minutes
by Romily Bernard
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Shuffled through foster homes and branded by her father’s criminal activities, Wick Tate watches over her younger sister Lily and uses her hacker skills to earn money. But a plea for help draws Wick into a mess. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

The Raft
DB78746 4 hours 49 minutes
by S.A. Bodeen
read by Kristin Allison
With her parents unaware she is even aboard the flight, fifteen-year-old Robie’s last-minute trip to Midway Island turns into a nightmare when the supply plane goes down in the ocean. Lost on a raft, she and co-pilot Max struggle to survive. For senior high and older readers. 2012.

Lost
DB77286 12 hours 50 minutes
by S.J. Bolton
read by Patricia Kilgarriff
Despite being on leave and still recovering from the events in Dead Scared (DB 76742), London detective Lacey Flint is drawn into a case involving abducted boys from her own neighborhood. Meanwhile, her young friend Barney conducts his own secret investigation. Violence and some strong language. 2013.

Headed for Trouble: A Troubleshooters/Navy SEAL Team 16 Anthology
DB76569 10 hours 45 minutes
by Suzanne Brockmann
read by Theresa Conkin
Collection of short stories and novellas—some published for the first time—featuring the Navy SEALS and security operatives from the Troubleshooters, Inc. novels. Also includes the author’s discussion and “interviews” with her characters. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Deepest Secret
DB78540 13 hours 22 minutes
by Carla Buckley
read by Margaret Strom
Eve Lattimore’s fourteen-year-old son Tyler has a rare genetic condition that makes sunlight and even some light bulbs extremely dangerous to him. Unaware that Tyler often leaves the house at night, Eve tries to carefully monitor his safety. Then an accident threatens their whole family. Some strong language. 2014.

If I’m Dead
DB77302 1 hour 34 minutes
by Marcia Clark
read by January LaVoy
A Ford Explorer is stranded on a desolate stretch of beach, and its owner, Melissa Gibbons, is missing. Although her husband insists Melissa flew the coop, Los Angeles deputy DA Rachel Knight believes otherwise and sets out to prove Melissa was murdered. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Killer Ambition
DB77303 15 hours 6 minutes
by Marcia Clark
read by January LaVoy
When the daughter of a billionaire Hollywood director is murdered after a kidnapping gone wrong, Los Angeles special trials prosecutor Rachel Knight and Detective Bailey Keller find themselves at the center of a combustible, high-profile case. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Massacre Pond
DB77156 10 hours 55 minutes
by Paul Doiron
read by Erik Sandvold
Maine game warden Mike Bowditch is called to the scene of a bizarre crime: someone has senselessly shot moose throughout the large parcel of land that wealthy animal-rights activist Elizabeth Morse has bought to create a national park. As officials investigate, a murder occurs. Violence and strong language. 2013.

The Last Dead Girl
DB78021 14 hours 31 minutes
by Harry Dolan
read by Dan Bloom
Rome, New York; 1998. In this prequel to Bad Things Happen (DB 71365), the law-student girlfriend of journalist David Malone (later known as David Loogan) is brutally murdered. The police suspect David, who begins his own investigation. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Heist
DB76803 8 hours 30 minutes
by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
read by John Polk
After many failed attempts FBI agent Kate O’Hare finally catches charming con artist Nick Fox. When Nick manages to escape custody, Kate goes after him, only to learn he is going to be putting his scamming skills to good use—as her new partner. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2013.

The Burying Place
DB78634 12 hours 52 minutes
by Brian Freeman
read by Jim Zeiger
Grand Rapids, Minnesota. A baby is kidnapped and a woman is murdered on the same night. The police believe the killing is connected to the earlier disappearance of three other women. Detectives Jonathan Stride and Maggie Bei investigate both crimes. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2010.

The Cold Nowhere: A Jonathan Stride Novel
DB78652 10 hours 53 minutes
by Brian Freeman
read by Gregory Gorton
Duluth, Minnesota. Detective Jonathan Stride finds sixteen-year-old prostitute Catalina Mateo hiding in his house. He could not save her mother from being murdered by Cat’s ex-con father a decade earlier, but Stride is determined to catch whoever is stalking Cat. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Deep Winter
DB78539 7 hours 52 minutes
by Samuel W. Gailey
read by Kurt Elftmann
Wyalusing, Pennsylvania; 1984. Forty-year-old, brain-damaged Danny Bedford brings a hand-carved gift to the trailer of waitress Mindy, a childhood friend who shares his birthday. But Mindy has just been brutally murdered—and the deputy is determined to pin it on Danny. Violence and strong language. 2014.

Everything to Lose
DB78704 8 hours 46 minutes
by Andrew Gross
read by Mare Trevathan
Single mom Hilary Cantor can just barely pay for school and therapy for her son who has Asperger’s syndrome—but then loses her job. At the scene of a fatal car accident she finds thousands of dollars in a bag. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2014.

Full Ride
DB78239 11 hours 47 minutes
by Margaret Peterson Haddix
read by Suzanne Toren
After her father is convicted of embezzlement, fourteen-year-old Becca Jones and her mother flee Georgia for a small town in Ohio. But three years later, Becca learns that her father’s misdeeds may have put her future—and life—in jeopardy. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2013.

Human Remains
DB78710 11 hours 35 minutes
by Elizabeth Haynes
read by Mare Trevathan
An odor leads civilian police analyst Annabel to discover the decomposing corpse of her next-door neighbor. Shocked, Annabel researches how many people are discovered in their homes long after they die. Noticing a recent unexplained spike, Annabel unofficially investigates. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Bad Monkey
DB76893 11 hours 23 minutes
by Carl Hiaasen
read by Gregory Gorton
When a tourist fishes a human arm out of the ocean near Key West, the horrified sheriff instructs Detective Yancy to pass it off to the Miami morgue. Instead, Yancy attempts to solve what becomes a very convoluted case. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2013.

The 9th Girl
DB76887 13 hours 15 minutes
by Tami Hoag
read by David Colacci
After a girl’s brutalized body falls out of a trunk and into traffic on New Year’s Eve, homicide detectives Kovac and Liska are called to the scene. The victim—nicknamed Zombie Doe—is believed to have fallen prey to a serial killer called Doc Holiday. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Tell Me
DB77233 11 hours 4 minutes
by Lisa Jackson
read by Mare Trevathan
Twenty years ago Blondell O’Henry was convicted of murdering her own daughter, who was journalist Nikki Gillette’s childhood friend. After learning that Blondell is being set free, Nikki has her next book topic. But investigating the old case proves deadly. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Hunting Eve
DB77134 11 hours 51 minutes
by Iris Johansen
read by Madelyn Buzzard
After the events of Taking Eve (DB 76398), forensic sculptor Eve Duncan has escaped captor Jim Doane and is hiding in the woods. Meanwhile Doane and the man who killed Doane’s son both plan to use Eve as bait to kill each other. Violence and strong language. 2013.

Invisible Murder
DB77402 11 hours 4 minutes
by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis
read by Jack Fox
Young Hungarian gypsy Tamás steals his half brother Sándor’s passport to sell a dangerous substance from an abandoned military camp on Denmark’s black market. Danish nurse Nina Borg gets involved when members of the Roma community become mysteriously ill. Originally published in Danish in 2010. Violence and strong language. 2012.

Red One, Two, Three
DB78533 14 hours 0 minutes
by John Katzenbach
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
A man calling himself the Big Bad Wolf sends letters to three redheaded women, telling them they have been selected to die. With little help offered from the police, the three targets—a single doctor, a young widow, and a high school student—band together. Strong language. 2014.

River Road
DB78068 10 hours 32 minutes
by Jayne Ann Krentz
read by Madelyn Buzzard
While visiting her aunt, sixteen-year-old Lucy Sheridan is annoyed to be removed from a party by nineteen-year-old Mason Fletcher. Years later, Lucy returns after her aunt’s death and learns that Mason rescued her from a sociopath—but the danger remains. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

House Odds
DB76948 9 hours 34 minutes
by Mike Lawson
read by Joe Barrett
Washington fixer Joe DeMarco’s boss, congressman John Mahoney, has a personal request. Mahoney’s daughter has been arrested for insider trading and DeMarco must clear her name—and keep her father out of it. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Sky on Fire: Monument 14
DB78411 6 hours 20 minutes
by Emmy Laybourne
read by Alec Volz
After a bunch of kids hide from disasters in a superstore in Monument 14 (DB 74908), brothers Alex and Dean divide the group. Alex and others drive a school bus to look for help, while the rest remain behind. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

The Hidden Child
DB78850 16 hours 55 minutes
by Camilla Läckberg
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
While Detective Patrik Hedström is distracted from his paternity leave by a local murder, his wife Erica investigates the Nazi medal and diaries she found in her late mother’s belongings. Originally published in Swedish in 2007. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Stranger
DB77729 13 hours 41 minutes
by Camilla Läckberg
read by Joe Peck
Fjällbacka, Sweden. When a female teetotaler is found dead in a one-car accident with an extremely high blood-alcohol content, Detective Patrik Hedström suspects foul play. Meanwhile, a murder occurs on the set of a reality TV show being filmed in the village. Translated from Swedish. Violence and strong language. 2011.

The Wicked Girls
DB77349 13 hours 14 minutes
by Alex Marwood
read by Jill Fox
Twenty-five years ago, two girls were convicted of killing another child. After her release from prison, Amber takes a job as a carnival cleaner. When she discovers a girl’s corpse, it brings Amber back into contact with her codefendant—now a journalist covering possible serial killings. Violence and strong language. 2012.

In the Morning I’ll Be Gone: A Detective Sean Duffy Novel; the Troubles Trilogy, Book 3
DB78332 8 hours 11 minutes by Adrian McKinty
read by Jack Fox
Following I Hear the Sirens in the Street (DB 78200), Catholic policeman Sean Duffy, already demoted to uniformed sergeant, is forced to leave the Protestant Royal Ulster Constabulary altogether. But MI5 needs Duffy’s help when his school chum, IRA master bomber Dermot McCann, escapes from prison. Violence and strong language. 2014.

Trackers
DB77049 18 hours 6 minutes
by Deon Meyer
read by Graham Halstead
Interwoven tales in South Africa. Operatives suspect their report writer’s boyfriend is involved in a terrorist act. Meanwhile, a bodyguard’s assignment of transporting rescued rhinos leads him to track a diamond smuggler. Originally published in Afrikaans in 2011. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

Declan’s Cross
DB78536 9 hours 4 minutes
by Carla Neggers
read by Kristin Allison
Lovers and fellow FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan are on vacation in Ireland. After breaking up with Colin’s brother, Julianne Maroney visits Lindsey Hargreaves in the nearby town of Declan’s Cross. Then Lindsey is murdered and a decade-old art theft resurfaces. Violence and some strong language. 2013.

Cockroaches
DB78238 11 hours 0 minutes
by Jo Nesbø
read by Jason Culp
In book two of the series, troubled alcoholic police detective Harry Hole is sent to Bangkok to investigate after Norway’s ambassador is found murdered in a hotel room. Sequel to The Bat (DB 77081). Originally published in 1998 in Norwegian. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2013.

Cross My Heart
DB77820 9 hours 48 minutes
by James Patterson
read by various narrators
Detective Alex Cross finds himself the target of someone determined to be known as the greatest mind in the history of crime. The obsessive killer knows Cross will do anything to save his family—and threatens murder if Cross makes any move to protect them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2013.

Mistress
DB77304 10 hours 10 minutes
by James Patterson and David Ellis
read by Kevin T. Collins
Ben is consumed by his obsessions—especially beautiful Diana Hotchkiss, whom he knows he can never have. When Diana is found dead, Ben’s infatuation drives him to find out what happened. He soon discovers that the woman he pined for was hiding a shocking double life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2013.

The Accident
DB78402 14 hours 9 minutes
by Chris Pavone
read by Jim Zeiger
An anonymous author delivers a manuscript to literary agent Isabel Reed, who stays up all night reading it—and is horrified. Meanwhile, a covert team—including Kate from The Expats (DB 74483)—will do anything to prevent the book’s publication. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Thankless in Death
DB77470 11 hours 56 minutes
by J.D. Robb
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
NYC; Thanksgiving week, 2060. Twenty-six-year-old loser Jerry Reinhold snaps when his mother insists he get a job. Killing her feels so good that Jerry keeps his murderous streak going—while Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her partner race to stop him. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2013.

Without Warning
DB78739 7 hours 27 minutes
by David Rosenfelt
read by Jeff Allin
Police chief Jake Robbins and newspaper editor Katie Sanford have something in common—Katie’s late husband was convicted of murdering Jake’s wife. But a time capsule’s premature opening reveals skeletal remains, a note that clears Katie’s husband, and proof that the killer is still active. Strong language and some violence. 2014.

Field of Prey
DB78933 11 hours 6 minutes
by John Sandford
read by Joe Wilson
Lucas Davenport and other BCA agents work with local law enforcement after the discovery of several bodies in an abandoned Minnesota farmyard cistern—the work of a local serial killer who has been murdering one victim every summer for years. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2014.

Keep Quiet
DB78633 9 hours 17 minutes
by Lisa Scottoline
read by Kristin Allison
In an attempt to bond with his sixteen-year-old son Ryan, financial planner Jake Buckman lets him drive home despite it being a foggy night. When Ryan hits someone, Jake’s decision on how to handle it leads to an increasingly nightmarish existence for both of them. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2014.

Riot Act: Charlie Fox, Book 2
DB76921 10 hours 59 minutes
by Zoë Sharp
read by Kristin Allison
While house-sitting for a friend, soldier-turned-bodyguard Charlie Fox becomes involved in the conflict between local teenage gangs and the vigilante security firm brought in by frightened residents. And someone whom Charlie has never forgiven appears from her past. Violence and strong language. 2002.

Deadly Edge
DB77055 5 hours 12 minutes
by Richard Stark
read by Keith Szarabajka
Parker and his team seem to have gotten away clean with a rock-concert heist. But after the loot is divvied up, the thieves are stalked by a pair of murderous, sadistic hippies. By Donald Westlake writing as Richard Stark. Violence and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 1971.

The Hunter
DB77057 5 hours 3 minutes
by Richard Stark
read by John Chancer
Parker, a cold-blooded and amoral thief, comes to New York seeking revenge on the woman who betrayed him and the man who stole his money. First volume of a series by Donald Westlake writing as Richard Stark. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 1962.

Plunder Squad
DB77058 5 hours 33 minutes
by Richard Stark
read by Joe Barrett
Parker, a professional thief with ice water in his veins, gets involved in an art heist that threatens to go south. But Parker has other plans. By Donald Westlake writing as Richard Stark. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 1972.

The Rare Coin Score
DB77059 4 hours 35 minutes
by Richard Stark
read by John Chancer
Professional thief Parker recruits an unpredictable team to loot an Indianapolis coin collectors’ show. Parker steals the coins, but partner Claire steals Parker’s inscrutable heart. By Donald Westlake writing as Richard Stark. Violence and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 1967.

The Sour Lemon Score
DB77060 4 hours 7 minutes
by Richard Stark
read by Stephen Thorne
One of professional thief Parker’s four partners in a bank heist gets greedy and decides to eliminate the team. But Parker gets away—a mistake the killer may live to regret. By Donald Westlake writing as Richard Stark. Violence and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 1969.

The Sixth Station
DB78188 13 hours 45 minutes
by Linda Stasi
read by Catherine Byers
Covering the United Nations trial of suspected terrorist leader Demiel ben Yusef, journalist Alessandra Russo is shocked when ben Yusef—considered by many to be the son of God—stops and kisses her. The act forces Russo into the conspiracies surrounding ben Yusef. Violence and strong language. 2013.

Always Watching
DB78715 12 hours 26 minutes
by Chevy Stevens
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Psychiatrist Nadine Lavoie’s suicidal new patient just lost her baby, but the woman’s main concern seems to be the commune she recently left. When Nadine realizes it is the same group she lived with briefly as a child, her repressed memories begin surfacing. Strong language and some violence. 2013.

The Key
DB78036 12 hours 57 minutes
by Simon Toyne
read by Jennifer Hubbard
After escaping from the secretive Citadel in the ancient city of Ruin in Sanctus (DB 77705), journalist Liv Adamsen wakes up in the hospital with partial amnesia. But someone is still trying to kill Liv, as she may hold the key to a powerful secret. Some violence. 2012.

War Stories

Victory at Yorktown
DB76658 11 hours 28 minutes
by Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen
read by Gregory Maupin
After the events in Valley Forge (DB 73862) and To Try Men’s Souls (DB 70742), George Washington marches into Virginia to face General Cornwallis as the French navy blockades Chesapeake Bay. Meanwhile, opposing officers and childhood friends Allen van Dorn and Peter Wellsley confront each other. Some strong language. 2012.

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
DB78290 13 hours 41 minutes
by Anthony Marra
read by Catherine Byers
After eight-year-old Havaa’s Chechen home is raided and burned to the ground by Russian soldiers, she is rescued by neighbor Akhmed. He takes her to a hospital, where they meet Sonja, a doctor who is searching for her missing sister. Some violence. 2013.

Divided We Fall
DB78336 12 hours 19 minutes
by Trent Reedy
read by Alec Volz
Seventeen-year-old Danny Wright, a private in the Idaho Army National Guard, is deployed to stop an anti-government protest in Boise. When his gun accidentally fires, tensions escalate between Idaho’s governor and the U.S. president. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Westerns

Death Rides a Chestnut Mare
DB76917 9 hours 57 minutes
by Ralph Compton
read by Joe Wilson
1870. Missouri gunsmith Daniel Strange is killed on a cattle-buying trip to Texas. His gun-slinging daughter Danielle—disguised as a young man with her father’s name—seeks vengeance. Strong language and some violence. 1999.

Ralph Compton’s The Shadow of a Noose: A Novel by Ralph Cotton
DB76919 9 hours 48 minutes
by Ralph Compton and Ralph Cotton
read by Joe Wilson
1871. In danger of losing their family farm in Missouri, twin brothers Tim and Jed Strange head west to find their sister, last seen in Death Rides a Chestnut Mare (DB 76917). But before going far they are falsely accused of murder. Strong language and some violence. 2000.

Slaughter Canyon: A Ralph Compton Novel by Joseph A. West
DB77048 6 hours 8 minutes
by Ralph Compton and Joseph A. West
read by Robert Sams
President Arthur—certain that a large number of gunslingers have gathered in Slaughter Canyon to assassinate him and overthrow the government—orders Deputy U.S. Marshal Matt Battles to infiltrate the group. The Secret Service creates a cover story that Battles has turned into a murdering outlaw. Violence and strong language. 2012.

The Tenderfoot Trail: A Ralph Compton Novel by Joseph A. West
DB78671 7 hours 24 minutes
by Ralph Compton
read by Kurt Elftmann
Vigilantes sentence rancher Luke Garrett to hang for shooting one of their own who was rustling Garrett’s herd. But a stranger frees Garrett by blowing up the jail—and asks in return that Garrett escort five mail-order brides to Fort Whoop-Up. Some violence and some strong language. 2006.

Trail to Cottonwood Falls: A Ralph Compton Novel by Dusty Richards
DB78738 8 hours 40 minutes
by Ralph Compton
read by Kurt Elftmann
A widow insists that former ranger Ed Wright drive her stock from Texas to Newton, Kansas. Wright, an alcoholic, is reluctant to be on the trail again—and others want to make sure he is not. Some violence and some strong language. 2007.

Trail to Fort Smith: A Ralph Compton Novel by Dusty Richards
DB78698 5 hours 54 minutes
by Ralph Compton
read by Joe Wilson
Saddle partners Hamp and Clint will never make it to Fort Smith at this rate. First Clint kills a card shark and Hamp has to marry a girl to get Clint sprung from jail. Then Clint shoots a rancher. Strong language. 2004.

Tucker’s Reckoning: A Ralph Compton Novel by Matthew P. Mayo
DB77006 8 hours 39 minutes
by Ralph Compton and Matthew P. Mayo
read by Mark Zeisler
Bereft and drifting in Oregon, widower Samuel Tucker witnesses the murder of Payton Farraday. When Tucker arrives in Farraday’s town with the victim’s gun, he becomes a suspect. But Farraday’s niece believes Tucker’s story—and she needs his help. Some violence and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

The Loner Series: The Loner, The Devil’s Badland, Dead Man’s Gold, The Big Gundown, Rattlesnake Valley
DB77899 38 hours 15 minutes
by J.A. Johnstone
read by John Polk
Successful young businessman Conrad Browning assumes the identity of his gunslinger father Frank Morgan to seek vengeance after his wife is kidnapped. Includes the first five books of The Loner series. Violence and some strong language. 2011.

The Loner Series: Seven Days to Die, The Bounty Killers, Trail of Blood, Killer Poker, The Blood of Renegades
DB77945 28 hours 55 minutes
by J.A. Johnstone
read by Jack Fox
Much like his legendary gunslinger father Frank Morgan, former businessman Conrad Browning—a.k.a. Kid Morgan, the Loner—helps settlers in trouble. Includes books six through ten of the series. Violence and some strong language. 2011.

Dead before Sundown: The Last Gunfighter
DB76950 6 hours 50 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by George Guidall
After weather forces the ship carrying wealthy gunfighter Frank Morgan, a.k.a. the Drifter, and his cohorts Meg and Salty to dock in western Canada, Salty disappears. Frank catches up with Salty but finds himself the target of angry Metis rebels. Some violence and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

Defiance of Eagles
DB77001 7 hours 59 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Patrick Downer
Army-trained killer Boyd Ackerman and his gang kidnap Falcon MacCallister’s niece and murder her husband. But they have no idea what battling Falcon and his brothers will entail. Violence and strong language. 2013.

Massacre of Eagles
DB76716 8 hours 39 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Joe Wilson
Falcon MacCallister is appointed as a temporary colonel in the Army Scouts to accompany Buffalo Bill Cody out West. They are tasked with investigating Indian unrest and a possible uprising. Violence and strong language. 2011.

Preacher’s Assault: The First Mountain Man
DB76767 6 hours 22 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Michael Scherer
A trader hires the mountain man called Preacher to transport his goods and escort travelers on the dangerous Santa Fe Trail. Preacher leads the group and cargo west, encountering bears, outlaws, and Comanche along the way. Violence and strong language. 2011.

Preacher’s Fury: The First Mountain Man
DB76768 6 hours 36 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Michael Scherer
After saving Assiniboine woman Raven’s Wing by slaying her kidnappers, Preacher and his mountain men are offered shelter from the winter in her village. But another white man is after the tribe—and Preacher. Violence and strong language. 2012.

Savagery of the Mountain Man
DB77003 8 hours 55 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Jack Garrett
Smoke Jensen is already on cattle baron Pogue Quentin’s bad side for outbidding him at an auction in Quentin’s town of Santa Clara, Colorado. Now Smoke must ride to Santa Clara and face Quentin again to protect his friend Pearlie. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

Shootout of the Mountain Man
DB76949 9 hours 17 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Jack Garrett
When Smoke Jensen’s old friend Bobby Lee Cabot is sentenced to hang for train robbery, Smoke heads to Nevada to stop it. Soon they are on the run, with men from both sides of the law on their trail. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

The Burning Hills
DB78723 5 hours 8 minutes
by Louis L’Amour
read by Andy Pyle
Trace Jordan, slowly dying in the saddle from a bullet hole in his hip, sees the buzzards circling above him. He slides down a canyon side, into a cave under the rock wall, and lies down with his rifle pointed at the entrance. When he awakens, he finds a woman kneeling beside him. 1956.

The Proving Trail
DB78736 8 hours 13 minutes
by Louis L’Amour
read by Christopher Walker
Young Kearney McRaven has plenty of courage, but tracking his father’s killer is almost too much for him, especially since he himself is being trailed by mysterious gunmen in long, black coats. 1978.

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Adult Nonfiction

Adventure

Life Is a Wheel: Love, Death, Etc., and a Bike Ride across America
DB78796 12 hours 57 minutes
by Bruce Weber
read by Erik Sandvold
To create a diary of his adventures, New York Times obituary writer expands upon articles and blogs he wrote during a cross-country bike ride. Weber offers observations about cycling, self-reliance, and the spirit of the United States—from the Oregon coast to New York City. 2014.

Animals and Wildlife

Cat Sense: How the New Feline Science Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet
DB77595 11 hours 3 minutes
by John Bradshaw
read by Gregory Gorton
Anthrozoologist examines ongoing research on cat behavior. Recounts the history of the cat, including its domestication and transition to a companion animal. Discusses interactions between cats and their humans and explores what these relationships mean. 2013.

Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones
DB78705 12 hours 38 minutes
edited by Debra F. Horwitz and John Ciribassi
read by Kristin Allison
Board-certified specialists of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists explain the ways dogs think, communicate, and learn. They suggest positive training methods and remedies to address many aspects of dog behavior and discuss breakthroughs in the treatment of misbehavior. 2014.

Arts

What Are You Looking At? The Surprising, Shocking, and Sometimes Strange Story of 150 Years of Modern Art
DB75666 15 hours 50 minutes
by Will Gompertz
read by Michael Kramer
BBC arts editor and former director at London’s Tate gallery explores modern art from Vincent van Gogh to Damien Hirst, with a focus on making it more understandable to the general public. Includes discussion of works such as Duchamp’s Fountain—an upside-down urinal—and Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans. 2012.

Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane
DB76534 19 hours 10 minutes
by Andrew Graham-Dixon
read by Barry Bernson
Biography of painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610). Chronicles his formative years in Milan, time in Rome, exile to the island of Malta, and his death at the age of thirty-eight. Examines his preferred subjects of religious scenes using everyday models, including prostitutes and the poor. Some violence. 2010.

Marvel Comics: The Untold Story
DB75699 18 hours 58 minutes
by Sean Howe
read by Julian Thompson
Former Entertainment Weekly editor details the history of Marvel Comics—home to Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, and other superheroes—from the early 1960s to the twenty-first century. Describes the personalities behind the brand’s success, including writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby. Young adult appeal. Some strong language. 2012.

Biography

Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story
DB77382 5 hours 7 minutes
by Carol Burnett
read by Faith Potts
Comedian’s tribute to her eldest daughter Carrie, who died of lung cancer at age thirty-eight in 2002. Describes Carrie’s troubled teen years, stints in rehab, recovery, and success as an actress. Includes Carrie’s e-mail correspondence and the unfinished book she was writing. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2013.

A Farm Dies Once a Year: A Memoir
DB78748 6 hours 57 minutes
by Arlo Crawford
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Crawford describes how, at loose ends at thirty-one, he left Massachusetts to return to his parents’ forty-year-old organic farm in Pennsylvania with his girlfriend. Tells the origins of New Morning Farm and what daily life was like while he spent a growing season helping work the land. Strong language. 2014.

The Wolf and the Watchman: A Father, a Son, and the CIA
DB78454 10 hours 4 minutes
by Scott C. Johnson
read by Peter Johnson
Former Newsweek foreign correspondent contemplates his childhood abroad and describes the sense of betrayal he felt when he learned that his dad was a spy. Discusses his own career as a journalist in hot spots such as Afghanistan and Iraq—and occasionally crossing paths with his father. Strong language. 2012.

America’s Obsessives: The Compulsive Energy That Built a Nation
DB77287 13 hours 59 minutes
by Joshua Kendall
read by Peter Ganim
Author of The Forgotten Founding Father (DB 75298) examines seven individuals who used their compulsive tendencies to build successful careers. Profiles include Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, aviator Charles Lindbergh, librarian Melvil Dewey, and cosmetician Estée Lauder. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Anne Frank: The Biography
DB77570 14 hours 40 minutes
by Melissa Müller
read by Anne Hancock
Updated biography of Anne Frank and her family draws on interviews and correspondence to portray the Jewish German family’s immigration to Amsterdam in 1933 to escape Nazi persecution. Describes their going into hiding after Holland’s invasion, 1944 arrest, and deportation to concentration camps. Originally published in German in 1998. 2013.

My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper: A Guide to the Less-than-Perfect Life
DB76808 4 hours 53 minutes
by Gabrielle Reece
read by Abigail Maupin
Former women’s beach volleyball star and fashion model Reece relates marrying the man of her dreams—and filing for divorce four years later. Recounts her experiences and setbacks in marriage and parenting and offers insight and personal anecdotes. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2013.

Lady Blue Eyes: My Life with Frank
DB76652 14 hours 2 minutes
by Barbara Sinatra
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Singer Frank Sinatra’s fourth—and last—wife reminisces about their marriage. Chronicles her childhood in small-town Missouri and years as a California model and Las Vegas showgirl. Discusses her relationships with a gambler and with actor Zeppo Marx before she wed Sinatra, her Palm Springs neighbor, in 1976. Some strong language. 2011.

Confessions of a Mediocre Widow: or, How I Lost My Husband and My Sanity
DB78866 9 hours 47 minutes
by Catherine Tidd
read by Mary Kane
Tidd recounts becoming a thirty-one-year-old widow with three children under six when complications from a motorcycle accident resulted in her husband’s death. Describes her change from stay-at-home mom to blogger and motivational speaker, her forays into the dating world, and the challenges of being a single parent. Some strong language. 2014.

Blindness and Physical Disabilities

The Priority List: A Teacher’s Final Quest to Discover Life’s Greatest Lessons
DB78769 4 hours 47 minutes
by David Menasche
read by Bob Moore
High school English teacher Menasche relates his battle with brain cancer that began at age thirty-four with a prognosis of death within a few months. Explains his decision years later—despite vision and mobility loss—to travel alone throughout the country to visit hundreds of his former students. 2013.

Business and Economics

The Wolf of Wall Street
DB78145 22 hours 51 minutes
by Jordan Belfort
read by J.P. Linton
Autobiography of Wall Street mogul Belfort, who made billions in the early 1990s when he owned the Stratton Oakmont brokerage firm. Highlights his business dealings, substance abuse, and hard-partying lifestyle, as well as his 1998 arrest for securities fraud and money laundering. Movie tie-in. Strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

The Little Book of Economics: How the Economy Works in the Real World
DB78425 6 hours 14 minutes
by Greg Ip
read by Bill Burton
Award-winning journalist and editor for the Economist magazine offers a practical, plain-language guide to economic concepts that affect daily life. Uses real-life examples to explain growth, unemployment, inflation, deficits, globalization, and the Federal Reserve. 2013.

Inside Apple: How America’s Most Admired—and Secretive—Company Really Works
DB77598 6 hours 13 minutes
by Adam Lashinsky
read by Steven Carpenter
Computer industry reporter for Fortune magazine profiles the management practices of Apple Inc. Examines the transfer of leadership from Steve Jobs to Tim Cook in the two months prior to Jobs’ death in 2011. Investigates the ways a culture of innovation is supported within the company. 2012.

Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt
DB78574 10 hours 0 minutes
by Michael Lewis
read by Bill Wallace
Author of The Blind Side (DB 63689) and Moneyball (DB 56245) relates the influence of high-frequency trades—made by computers in fractions of seconds—on financial markets. Chronicles the efforts of a group of men called the Flash Boys to limit the power of this practice. Strong language. Bestseller. 2014.

Career and Job Training

Roadmap for the Rest of Your Life: Smart Choices about Money, Health, Work, Lifestyle, and Pursuing Your Dreams
DB78670 7 hours 21 minutes
by Bart Astor
read by Gregory Gorton
Eldercare expert relates ways to forge new paths and expectations for the second stage of adulthood that begins after age fifty. Discusses creating goals, increasing activity level, staying healthy, having the right health insurance, transitioning from full-time work, making money last a lifetime, choosing living arrangements, and maintaining relationships. 2013.

Cooking

Skirt Steak: Women Chefs on Standing the Heat and Staying in the Kitchen
DB76140 13 hours 23 minutes
by Charlotte Druckman
read by Celeste Lawson
Food journalist interviews more than seventy female chefs about their jobs in the food and restaurant industries. Covers educational opportunities, their work experiences in the male-dominated fields, the influence of their mothers on their career choices, and the impact of media attention. 2012.

Crime

Run, Brother, Run: A Memoir of a Murder in My Family
DB76911 7 hours 38 minutes
by David Berg
read by Geoffrey Alan Berg
Attorney Berg chronicles his dysfunctional family life and the events that led to his brother Alan’s 1968 murder in Texas by hired gun Charles “Chuck” Harrelson, actor Woody Harrelson’s father. Discusses the trial and the shocking verdict. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Golden: How Rod Blagojevich Talked Himself out of the Governor’s Office and into Prison
DB76787 18 hours 10 minutes
by Jeff Coen and John Chase
read by Mark Ashby
Chicago Tribune journalists trace the rise and fall of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. They detail Chicago’s political culture and Blagojevich’s fundraising practices, flamboyant style, and his 2010 corruption trial and 2011 retrial. Strong language. 2012.

Kitty Genovese: The Murder, the Bystanders, the Crime That Changed America
DB78440 8 hours 33 minutes
by Kevin Cook
read by Bill Wallace
Author of Titanic Thompson (DB 73236) details the 1964 murder of New York bartender Kitty Genovese. Examines the erroneous but much-publicized claim that no one came to Genovese’s aid. Provides a portrait of the victim and her killer. 2014.

This Machine Kills Secrets: How WikiLeakers, Cypherpunks, and Hacktivists Aim to Free the World’s Information
DB77506 12 hours 43 minutes
by Andy Greenberg
read by Lou Harpenau
Investigative journalist for Forbes profiles well-known information activists of the early twenty-first century, including Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks; Bradley Manning; and Daniel Domscheit-Berg, founder of OpenLeaks. Examines the culture of politically motivated computer hackers. 2012.

A Death in the Lucky Holiday Hotel: Murder, Money, and an Epic Power Struggle in China
DB76650 12 hours 24 minutes
by Pin Ho and Wenguang Huang
read by Barry Bernson
Journalists recount the 2011 murder of British business consultant Neil Heywood in China and the subsequent investigation that revealed scandals and power struggles within the Communist Party. They contend that unwanted international media attention directly influences Chinese politics. 2013.

Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison
DB77538 12 hours 29 minutes
by Piper Kerman
read by Theresa Conkin
Upper-middle-class author chronicles her conviction and incarceration in 2003 for drug smuggling and money laundering—crimes she committed ten years earlier after graduating from Smith College. Kerman relates her immersion into prison culture at a minimum-security facility in Connecticut. Basis for the Netflix original series. Strong language. Bestseller. 2010.

Pilgrim’s Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier
DB77638 10 hours 0 minutes
by Tom Kizzia
read by Bill Hensel
Journalist chronicles the life of Robert “Papa Pilgrim” Hale, a Christian fundamentalist, who moved his wife and fifteen children to Alaska in 2002. Discusses Hale’s run-ins with neighbors and officials and federal agents’ discoveries of abuse in the Hale household. Some violence and some strong language. 2013.

Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love
DB78651 7 hours 24 minutes
by Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
Two Philadelphia Daily News reporters chronicle their probe into corruption in the Philadelphia Police Department narcotics squad, for which they won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. Some strong language. 2014.

My Story
DB77683 9 hours 31 minutes
by Elizabeth Smart
read by Emily Maixner
Elizabeth Smart recounts her ordeal of being kidnapped at age fourteen from her family’s home in Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 5, 2002, and her nine months of captivity. Highlights the ways her religious faith sustained her sanity, her subsequent recovery, and the trial of her abusers. Bestseller. 2013.

Fire in a Canebrake: The Last Mass Lynching in America
DB76435 7 hours 55 minutes
by Laura Wexler
read by Chuck Young
Journalist uses archival sources and interviews to portray the July 25, 1946, murder of four African Americans—two men and two women—in Walton County, Georgia. Details the background of the victims and the racial tension after World War II when veterans returned stateside. Violence and some strong language. 2003.

Diet and Nutrition

Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
DB77208 16 hours 7 minutes
by Michael Moss
read by Gregory Gorton
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter chronicles the rise of the processed-food industry and its link to the obesity epidemic. Explains the ways companies engineer foods to induce cravings for salt, sugar, and fat and promote overconsumption. Bestseller. 2013.

Education

How Toddlers Thrive: What Parents Can Do Today for Children Ages Two–Five to Plant the Seeds of Lifelong Success
DB78871 8 hours 37 minutes
by Tovah P. Klein
read by Mary Kane
Using recent research combined with real-world examples, child psychologist and director of the Barnard Center for Toddler Development describes what parents can do to help toddlers develop into fulfilled children and adults. 2014.

Family

Just One of the Kids: Raising a Resilient Family When One of Your Children Has a Physical Disability
DB77094 10 hours 23 minutes
by Kay Harris Kriegsman and Sara Palmer
read by Jill Ferris
Psychologist Kriegsman and Johns Hopkins assistant professor Palmer discuss the social and emotional aspects of family life that are affected by a child’s physical disability. They use examples to demonstrate ways to be pragmatic and inclusive when solving problems and setting expectations. 2013.

No Regrets Parenting: Turning Long Days and Short Years into Cherished Moments with Your Kids
DB77677 4 hours 28 minutes
by Harley A. Rotbart
read by Steven Carpenter
Pediatrician offers advice on parenting, emphasizing time management for busy families. Offers ways to maximize and optimize interactions with one’s children to create happy memories and provide eight essentials that they need to become successful adults, including security, consistency, and stability. 2012.

Government and Politics

Black against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party
DB76438 19 hours 58 minutes
by Joshua Bloom and Waldo E. Martin
read by Julian Thompson
Comprehensive history of the Black Panther Party emphasizing its political ideology. Chronicles the transformation of a local group—organized in 1966 Oakland, California, by community college students Bobby Seale and Huey Newton to prevent police brutality—into an international entity. 2013.

Love and War: Twenty Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters, and One Louisiana Home
DB78263 13 hours 20 minutes
by James Carville and Mary Matalin
read by Alec Volz
Married political consultants of opposing parties reminisce about their twenty years together, careers in Washington, D.C.—Carville with Bill Clinton and the Democrats, Matalin with both Bushes and the Republicans—and 2008 move to New Orleans with their two preteen children. Some strong language. 2013.

Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage
DB77070 16 hours 50 minutes
by Jeffrey Frank
read by Ray Hagen
Analyzes the political and personal relationship of President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his two-term vice president Richard M. Nixon. Discusses Cold War politics, the personalities of the two politicians, and the complications caused by the romance between Eisenhower’s grandson and Nixon’s daughter. 2013.

Asia’s Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific
DB78663 7 hours 50 minutes
by Robert D. Kaplan
read by Peter Johnson
Geopolitical analyst examines the countries surrounding the South China Sea, particularly China, Vietnam, and Malaysia. Details geographical, economic, and historical influences; describes the lingering impact of U.S. foreign policy; and discusses threats to regional stability in the early twenty-first century. 2014.

The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom
DB78367 9 hours 22 minutes
by Marcus Rediker
read by Steven Carpenter
Maritime historian uses primary sources to detail the 1839 uprising of captives aboard the Spanish ship the Amistad that led to a Supreme Court case challenging slavery. Portrays the lives of the individuals abducted in Africa who controlled the schooner, until they were arrested by authorities near Long Island. 2012.

Hobbies and Crafts

Grow Your Handmade Business: How to Envision, Develop, and Sustain a Successful Creative Business
DB76682 8 hours 46 minutes
by Kari Chapin
read by Kerry Dukin
In this companion to The Handmade Marketplace (DB 71524), the author offers advice on selecting the right creative field; making the best use of business models, creating business, marketing, and production plans; budgeting and borrowing wisely; and using professional support. Includes tips and anecdotes from successful entrepreneurs. 2012.

Humor

You Can Date Boys When You’re Forty: Dave Barry on Parenting and Other Topics He Knows Very Little About
DB78486 4 hours 10 minutes
by Dave Barry
read by Jeff Allin
Nine humorous essays from the Pulitzer Prize-winning former columnist on such topics as death, grammar, manliness, and taking his thirteen-year-old daughter to a Justin Bieber concert. 2014.

I Didn’t Ask to Be Born (But I’m Glad I Was)
DB76484 3 hours 40 minutes
by Bill Cosby
read by Bill Delaney
Humorous observations from comedian Cosby draw on his own childhood in the mid-twentieth-century housing projects of Philadelphia. Essays focus on family life, aging, parenting, and the Bible. 2011.

Dad Is Fat
DB76916 6 hours 17 minutes
by Jim Gaffigan
read by Jordan Leigh
Stand-up comedian and actor describes living with his wife and their five children—all under the age of nine—in a two-bedroom apartment in downtown Manhattan. Bestseller. 2013.

The Book of Senior Jokes (The Ones You Can Remember)
DB78472 2 hours 49 minutes
by Geoff Tibballs
read by Jack Fox
Jokes poking fun at health issues, memory loss, retirement, and other aspects of growing old. 2009.

Inspiration

Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness
DB76907 7 hours 44 minutes
by Eric Metaxas
read by Tom Parks
Examines seven men who surrendered to a higher purpose that helped them through struggles and challenges: George Washington, William Wilberforce, Eric Liddell, Jackie Robinson, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, John Paul II, and Chuck Colson. Strong language and some violence. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Journalism and the Media

The News: A User’s Manual
DB78734 4 hours 32 minutes
by Alain de Botton
read by Steven Carpenter
Philosopher and author of The Consolations of Philosophy (DB 51489) provides techniques for critically analyzing news reports. Focuses on the subject categories of politics, world news, economics, celebrity, disaster, and consumption. Considers the ways people receive news in the early twenty-first century, including personalized reports on electronic devices. 2014.

A House in the Sky: A Memoir
DB78070 15 hours 36 minutes
by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Freelance journalist Lindhout recounts her career, tracing its roots to her childhood in Alberta, Canada, where she grew up reading National Geographic. Describes her worldwide travels; experiences in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other hot spots; and 2008 kidnapping and fifteen-month captivity in Somalia. Violence and some strong language. 2013.

Legal Issues

U.S. Citizenship Test: One Hundred Bilingual Questions and Answers/Cien Preguntas y Respuestas del Exámen de Ciudadanía de EE.UU.
DB77973 1 hour 29 minutes
compiled by J.S. Aaron
read by Adriana Sananes
A bilingual compilation of one hundred questions about government and history from the U.S. naturalization test. Includes reading and writing vocabularies, questions for people age sixty-five and older, and contact information for U.S. government agencies. (Una recopilación bilingüe de cien preguntas sobre el gobierno y la historia de los Estados Unidos del examen de ciudadanía. Incluye vocabularios de lectura y escritura, preguntas para las personas de sesenta y cinco años de edad o mayores, y la información de contacto para las agencias de gobierno de los EE.UU. ) English/Spanish language. 2011.

The Price of Justice: A True Story of Greed and Corruption
DB77486 17 hours 23 minutes
by Laurence Leamer
read by Ray Childs
Author of The Kennedy Women (DB 40698) and The Kennedy Men (DB 54584) discusses the litigation surrounding the Massey Energy Company and its operations in West Virginia and profiles the personalities involved. Focuses on lawyers Bruce E. Stanley and David B. Fawcett and Massey CEO Donald Blankenship. 2013.

Literature

Professor Borges: A Course on English Literature
DB77353 14 hours 13 minutes
by Jorge Luis Borges
read by Lou Harpenau
Compilation of lectures on English literature given by Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986) in 1966 at the University of Buenos Aires. Topics covered include Beowulf, origins of poetry in England, the Romantic movement, and the Victorian era. Translated from the 2000 Spanish edition. 2013.

How to Write a Sentence and How to Read One
DB76905 4 hours 59 minutes
by Stanley Fish
read by Michael Kramer
Professor and New York Times columnist Stanley Fish explains the art of crafting a sentence. Discusses form, content, and style using examples from various writers. 2011.

Dance of the Reptiles: Selected Columns
DB78537 11 hours 43 minutes
by Carl Hiaasen
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Collection of columns published in the Miami Herald between 2001 and 2013 by the author of Kick Ass (DB 49343), Hoot (DB 55550), and Bad Monkey (DB 76893). Topics include tourists, greed, environmental concerns, politics, and celebrity. 2014.

My Life in Middlemarch
DB78344 9 hours 7 minutes
by Rebecca Mead
read by Kristin Allison
Staff writer for the New Yorker reflects on George Eliot’s Middlemarch (DB 20078), which she first read at age seventeen, and its influence on her life. Discusses similarities between her own experiences and those of both Middlemarch’s characters and of Eliot. Bestseller. 2014.

Gilgamesh: A New English Version
DB77002 4 hours 9 minutes
translated by Stephen Mitchell
read by various narrators
English translation of the world’s oldest epic follows the journey of conquest and self-discovery of the king of Uruk. Includes an introduction that gives the history and social context of this four-thousand-year-old Akkadian tale. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2004.

Falling into Place: An Intimate Geography of Home
DB78711 5 hours 15 minutes
by Catherine Reid
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Twenty essays by creative writing professor reflecting on home and the connections made there with people and nature. In “When a Fox Skull No Longer Points Home” she contemplates leaving rural Massachusetts with her spouse Holly. “After a Sweet Singing Fall Down” pays tribute to her grandmother. 2014.

Works Cited: An Alphabetical Odyssey of Mayhem and Misbehavior
DB76819 8 hours 12 minutes
by Brandon R. Schrand
read by Bill Delaney
Creative-writing professor tells his life story using fiction and nonfiction books as markers. References S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders (DB 22433), F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby (DB 16147), and George Orwell’s 1984 (DB 34268), among others, as he grows from boy to man. Strong language. 2013.

Literary Rogues: A Scandalous History of Wayward Authors
DB76443 7 hours 18 minutes
by Andrew Shaffer
read by John Lescault
Profiles of twenty-five writers featuring their more salacious exploits. Includes Ernest Hemingway’s and Dorothy Parker’s alcohol abuse, William S. Burroughs’s and Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s drug addictions, and Sylvia Plath’s and Anne Sexton’s mental illnesses. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Medicine and Health

Breaking Addiction: A Seven-Step Handbook for Ending Any Addiction
DB77096 7 hours 30 minutes
by Lance Dodes
read by Bill Wallace
In this companion to The Heart of Addiction (DB 64896), Harvard Medical School psychiatrist shares case studies about getting to the root of addictive behavior. Offers a seven-step solution and proactive approaches for taking back control. Some strong language. 2011.

The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance
DB77479 10 hours 11 minutes
by David Epstein
read by Mark Delgado
Sports Illustrated writer considers the nature vs. nurture debate as it applies to superior athletes. Evaluates scientific gene studies and on-the-field anecdotes to weigh whether success is attributable to heredity or intense practice and luck. Bestseller. 2013.

Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Today’s Best Women Writers
DB78767 9 hours 41 minutes
edited by Eleanor Henderson and
Anna Solomon
read by Mary Kane
Thirty writers describe their own experiences of giving birth. Discuss overcoming infertility, feeling frustration about medical staff attitudes and derailed birth plans, having twins after miscarriage, and the thrill of finishing labor and meeting their babies. Contributors include Ann Hood, Dani Shapiro, Julia Glass, and Cheryl Strayed. Strong language. 2014.

The TMJ Healing Plan: Ten Steps to Relieving Headaches, Neck Pain, and Jaw Disorders
DB78421 10 hours 26 minutes
by Cynthia Peterson
read by Kerry Dukin
Physical therapist offers advice for dealing with disorders of the temporomandibular joint—TMJ. Includes ways to stop jaw overuse and abuse; improve posture; calm the muscles and mind; train the tongue; breathe well; care for muscles, disks, and ligaments; halt head and neck pain; exercise; and reduce stress. 2010.

The Merck Manual Go-To Home Guide for Symptoms
DB77881 28 hours 54 minutes
edited by Robert S. Porter
read by Lou Harpenau
Home version of the professional medical manual describes more than one hundred common symptoms and their possible causes, when to see a doctor or go to the emergency room, and common medical tests. 2013.

Quit Smoking for Life: A Simple, Proven Five-Step Plan
DB78467 7 hours 18 minutes
by Suzanne Schlosberg and Quit For Life Team
read by Kerry Dukin
Proven techniques to quit smoking, endorsed by the American Cancer Society, from the Seattle-based company Alere Wellbeing and its Quit for Life Team. Uses case studies to illustrate techniques for fighting urges, controlling the environment, and using nicotine-replacement medications. 2014.

The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living
DB78222 11 hours 53 minutes
by Amit Sood
read by Gary Tipton
Sood, the chair of the Mind Body Medicine Initiative at the Mayo Clinic, draws on brain research to develop techniques for reducing stress. Discusses practical tips for starting a personal mind-body practice that will promote present-moment awareness, gratitude, compassion, meaning, and forgiveness. 2013.

For the Good of Mankind? The Shameful History of Human Medical Experimentation
DB77675 3 hours 45 minutes
by Vicki Oransky Wittenstein
read by Patrick Downer
Explores ethical issues raised by the use of human subjects in medical experiments, such as those conducted on New York orphans in the 1900s. Draws on personal accounts, newspaper articles, professional journals, and other sources. Includes discussion questions. Violence. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2013.

Music

Louis Armstrong: Master of Modernism
DB78244 23 hours 3 minutes
by Thomas Brothers
read by Bob Moore
Music professor examines the life, career, and influence of jazz trumpeter and bandleader Armstrong (1901–1971). Chronicles Armstrong’s ascendancy in the music scenes of Chicago and New York City and discusses ways he helped to establish jazz as a musical art form. 2014.

The Gershwins and Me: A Personal History in Twelve Songs
DB76441 18 hours 5 minutes
by Michael Feinstein
read by Michael Russotto
Grammy-nominated musician profiles Gershwin brothers George (1898–1937) and Ira (1896–1983). Drawing on his experiences during his six-year partnership with Ira, Feinstein reveals the family history and musical development of the siblings. Includes twelve songs written by the Gershwins and performed by the author. 2012.

Paul Robeson: A Watched Man
DB78453 16 hours 4 minutes
by Jordan Goodman
read by J.P. Linton
Historian examines the political life of singer and actor Paul Robeson (1898–1976), best known for his role in the musical Show Boat. Investigates Robeson’s activism for peace, trade unions, and civil rights and the U.S. government’s intense scrutiny of him, which resulted in his passport being revoked in 1952. 2013.

Johnny Cash: The Life
DB77605 21 hours 43 minutes
by Robert Hilburn
read by Charles Pittard
Biography of National Medal of Arts winner Johnny Cash by the author of Corn Flakes with John Lennon (DB 70477). Uses archival interviews with Cash (1932–2003) and materials provided by Cash’s intimates to detail the country music star’s early years in Arkansas, fifty-year career, and tumultuous relationships. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2013.

Robert Plant: A Life
DB77719 12 hours 37 minutes
by Paul Rees
read by Jim Zeiger
Music journalist profiles Led Zeppelin front man, Robert Plant (born 1948). Details his childhood in England, musical influences and early bands, years with Led Zeppelin, and his life after the death of his friend and fellow band member John Bonham. Strong language. 2013.

Showtime: A History of the Broadway Musical Theater
DB75548 35 hours 28 minutes
by Larry Stempel
read by Ray Hagen
Songwriter and music professor details the history of musical theater from the nineteenth to the early twenty-first centuries. Discusses historical influences on the art form, prominent composers and producers, and significant productions of shows. 2010.

Nature and the Environment

The Mushroom Hunters: On the Trail of an Underground America
DB77636 11 hours 42 minutes
by Langdon Cook
read by Kurt Elftmann
Journalist profiles the world of wild-mushroom hunters Doug Carnell, Jeremy Faber, and Matt Dillon. Examines the ideal environments for various species of the fungi as well as the culture of foraging—which sometimes includes illegal activities. Also discusses the growth in popularity of the food. 2013.

A Feathered River across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction
DB78335 13 hours 58 minutes
by Joel Greenberg
read by Kerry Dukin
Greenberg, a naturalist at the Chicago Field Museum, chronicles the history of the passenger pigeon, which went from a population in the billions when Europeans arrived in North America to extinction in 1914. Examines the ways humans affected the birds’ ecosystem and the efforts to save them. 2014.

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
DB78463 11 hours 20 minutes
by Elizabeth Kolbert
read by Kerry Dukin
Editor of The Ends of the Earth (DB 66582) examines the causes of the five prehistoric mass extinctions and compares previous conditions with those existing in the twenty-first century. Posits that humanity is on the brink of the sixth mass extinction and is the primary cause of it. Bestseller. 2014.

Old Man River: The Mississippi River in North American History
DB78107 14 hours 43 minutes
by Paul Schneider
read by Bill Burton
Author of The Adirondacks (DB 46197) chronicles the Mississippi River’s geologic origins, settlement by Paleolithic tribes, exploration by France and Spain, and roles in wars and commerce into the twenty-first century. Discusses the effects of disasters on the waterway and the heritage of people living near its shores. 2013.

Occult and Astrology

Lost Cities and Forgotten Civilizations
DB77635 9 hours 53 minutes
edited by Michael Pye and Kirsten Dalley
read by Mary Kane
Fifteen essays on mythical lost civilizations such as Atlantis explore the evidence for their existence, their possible connections to extraterrestrials, their scientific and engineering achievements, and other questions. Includes a glossary and additional resources. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2013.

Poetry

Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500–2001
DB78245 20 hours 47 minutes
edited by Carolyn Forché and
Duncan Wu
read by Mary Kane
Verse from 114 poets bearing witness to extremities such as war, imprisonment, torture, and political oppression. Includes John Donne’s “Good Friday, 1613. Riding Westward,” Phillis Wheatley’s “On Being Brought from Africa to America,” Walt Whitman’s “The Wound-Dresser,” and Agha Shahid Ali’s “I See Chile in My Rearview Mirror.” 2014.

The Ogre’s Wife: Poems
DB78545 1 hour 19 minutes
by Ron Koertge
read by Joe Peck
Fifty-five poems exploring the subversive side of fairy tales and fables. “The Death of Hansel” portrays Gretel as an adult. “Little Red Riding Hood: A Memoir” reflects on Red attracting the wolf. The title poem examines the internal life of a monster’s spouse. Some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Stag’s Leap
DB76141 1 hour 52 minutes
by Sharon Olds
read by Kimberly Schraf
Collection of poems exploring the effects of life’s changes. In the title piece the author ruminates on the feelings experienced while watching a soon-to-be ex-husband emotionally free himself. “Sea-Level Elegy” celebrates the restorative power of a retreat. Some descriptions of sex. 2012.

Psychology and Self-Help

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
DB76888 4 hours 46 minutes
by Brené Brown
read by Lauren Fortgang
The author of Daring Greatly (DB 75619), a research professor who has studied shame and fear, emphasizes the importance of loving yourself. Discusses ten guideposts and daily practices for embracing life, releasing stress, and resisting the temptation to overdo. Some strong language. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

Ten Percent Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works; a True Story
DB78636 8 hours 56 minutes
by Dan Harris
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Coanchor of Nightline and Good Morning America recounts his recreational drug use and 2004 nationally televised panic attack that—coupled with his overextension at work and a stint covering religion—prompted him to practice meditation. Harris asserts that meditation led him to have increased calm, focus, and happiness in his life. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2014.

Religion

The God Who Is There: Finding Your Place in God’s Story
DB76850 10 hours 5 minutes
by D.A. Carson
read by Bob Souer
Theologian provides a basic introduction to Christianity by tracing the story of redemption through the Bible. Discusses the Old and New Testaments and well-known biblical figures. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

John Knox: Man of Action
DB78264 15 hours 14 minutes
by Roderick Graham
read by Barry Bernson
Emmy Award-winning BBC producer and director portrays the life of John Knox (c. 1514–1572), leader of the Protestant Reformation in Scotland. Chronicles Knox’s Catholic priesthood and subsequent conversion to Protestantism and discusses his dispute with Mary, Queen of Scots, and his contributions to Scottish society. 2013.

Saints Preserve Us! Everything You Need to Know about Every Saint You’ll Ever Need
DB76689 12 hours 32 minutes
by Sean Kelly and Rosemary Rogers
read by Mark Ashby
Lighthearted profiles of hundreds of saints listed alphabetically from Abdon to Zoe. Includes a calendar of saints attributed to each day of the year and appendixes of each one classified by ethnicity, occupation, illness, and more. 1993.

Church Fathers and Teachers from Saint Leo the Great to Peter Lombard
DB77673 6 hours 20 minutes
by Pope Benedict XVI
read by Mark Ashby
Pope Benedict XVI discusses influential Christians from the fifth through the twelfth centuries. Portrays thirty-five theologians of the Middle Ages, including Saint Boniface, the Apostle of the Germans; Saint Anselm, who fought for the church’s independence from political authorities; and Saint Isidore of Seville. 2010.

Holy Men and Women of the Middle Ages and Beyond: General Audiences
DB77280 7 hours 1 minute
by Pope Benedict XVI
read by Mark Ashby
Pope Benedict XVI reflects upon twenty-nine Christians through the ages, emphasizing the ways they renewed the Catholic Church and its teachings for successive generations. Includes sketches of Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Anthony of Padua, Saint Bonaventure, Saint Thomas Aquinas, Saint Hildegard, Sainte Thérèse of Lisieux, and others. 2010.

Pope Francis: Conversations with Jorge Bergoglio
DB78435 4 hours 45 minutes
by Sergio Rubin and Francesca Ambrogetti
read by Todd Fox
Interviews conducted with Argentinean cardinal Jorge Bergoglio—who became Pope Francis in 2013—in which he shares his life story and views on a variety of topics, including culture, education, and his country’s past. Foreword by Rabbi Abraham Skorka. Originally published in Spanish in 2010. 2013.

The Broken and the Whole: Discovering Joy after Heartbreak; Lessons from a Life of Faith
DB78788 6 hours 18 minutes
by Charles S. Sherman
read by Kurt Elftmann
Rabbi chronicles his son’s brain-stem stroke and its impact upon his faith. Sherman explores his family’s ability to find comfort and courage in one another and in their Jewish traditions and tells how his son’s condition pointed him toward resolutions of life’s biggest questions. 2014.

Why Priests? A Failed Tradition
DB76360 11 hours 40 minutes
by Garry Wills
read by Dan Bloom
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Why I Am Catholic (DB/RC 54804), a former Jesuit seminarian, debates the necessity of the Roman Catholic priesthood. Discusses the early church’s lack of clergy and examines the book in the New Testament, the Letter to Hebrews, as the basis for the introduction of priests. 2013.

Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church
DB78548 11 hours 28 minutes
by N.T. Wright
read by Jeff Allin
Anglican bishop examines the beliefs of the early Christians and posits that, instead of aiming for heaven in the afterlife, we should seek to bring healing and hope to the world in which we live. Companion to Simply Christian (DB 63581). 2008.

Science and Technology

Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration
DB76862 4 hours 49 minutes
by Buzz Aldrin
read by John Pruden
Former astronaut explains his ideas for the future of exploring space and, specifically, the planet Mars. Theorizes humans can inhabit Mars by 2035, discusses the value of that accomplishment, and details the policies and technology necessary. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History
DB78252 16 hours 56 minutes
by Nicholas A. Basbanes
read by Peter Johnson
Author of A Gentle Madness (DB 42231) chronicles the history and uses of paper. Examines its development in China in AD 105, contribution to other technology booms, impact on currency systems, and future in the face of the digital age. ALA Notable Book. 2013.

What Should We Be Worried About? Real Scenarios That Keep Scientists Up at Night
DB78418 14 hours 1 minute
edited by John Brockman
read by Gregory Maupin
Co-creator of the Edge Foundation shares more than 150 collected essays that address the title question. Respondents include publisher Arianna Huffington discussing stress, technology publisher Tim O’Reilly exploring anti-intellectualism, and Vernor Vinge, author of Rainbows End (DB 62400), examining mutually assured destruction. 2014.

Social Sciences

How Not to Be a Dick: An Everyday Etiquette Guide
DB78190 2 hours 55 minutes
by Meghan Doherty
read by Ray Childs
Tips on appropriate ways to treat others in relationships—at home, school, work, or play; in transit; and on the Internet. Offers humorous examples of bad behavior and the types of people who engage in it. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2013.

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out
DB78523 5 hours 47 minutes
by Susan Kuklin
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Collection of six interviews with transgender teens. Recounts their experiences before, during, and after the personal acknowledgment of their gender orientation. Includes resources, questions and answers with the clinical director of a health outreach to teens program, and more. Some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Ready for a Brand New Beat: How “Dancing in the Street” Became the Anthem for a Changing America
DB77207 8 hours 53 minutes
by Mark Kurlansky
read by Bob Moore
Author of Cod (DB 45502) and Salt (DB 55857) examines the role of the 1964 Motown hit “Dancing in the Street” in the pivotal events of that year. Discusses the arrival of the Beatles in America, the Mississippi Freedom Summer, the Civil Rights Act, and the Vietnam War. 2013.

Who Owns the Future?
DB77243 13 hours 28 minutes
by Jaron Lanier
read by Gregory Gorton
Author of You Are Not a Gadget (DB 71244) examines the impact of digital networks on the world economy, arguing that their rise led to the 2008 recession. Proposes alternatives to decentralize the benefits of technology and ensure the wealth it creates is shared by all who contribute. 2013.

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined
DB78041 47 hours 23 minutes
by Steven Pinker
read by Kerry Dukin
Psychology professor and author of The Blank Slate (DB 55274) examines the perception and the reality of violence throughout history. Argues that despite the saturation of stories about war, crime, and terrorism, the early twenty-first century has been an unusually peaceful time. Some violence. 2011.

Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America
DB77850 7 hours 1 minute
by Sam Roberts
read by Sam Roberts
New York Times correspondent examines the history of Grand Central Terminal located in midtown Manhattan. Investigates the fatal 1902 crash that necessitated its redesign, the 1913 construction of the landmark, and the influence it has had on New York City commerce. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Sports and Recreation

The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football
DB78315 20 hours 15 minutes
by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian
read by Alec Volz
Investigative journalists Benedict and Keteyian spent 2012 at some of the country’s premier football colleges to document problems inherent in the sport. They discuss television deals, slush funds, recruiting wars, conference realignments, criminal activities, horrific injuries, and major rule violations. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Dr. J: The Autobiography
DB78542 12 hours 29 minutes
by Julius W. Erving and Karl Taro Greenfeld
read by Bob Moore
From his childhood in suburban New York through his years as an all-star in the American Basketball Association and his championship season with the Philadelphia 76ers, Julius Erving, a.k.a. Dr. J—the player who popularized the slam dunk—recounts his career and reflects on the challenges of fame. 2013.

Doc: A Memoir
DB76910 9 hours 55 minutes
by Dwight Gooden and Ellis Henican
read by JD Jackson
Autobiography of Cy Young Award winner Dwight “Doc” Gooden, who pitched for the New York Mets between 1984 and 1994. Discusses his childhood in Tampa, Florida; arrival in New York at age nineteen; and his substance abuse and attempts at recovery. Strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success
DB77168 10 hours 31 minutes
by Phil Jackson and Hugh Delehanty
read by Mark Ashby
NBA coach who won eleven championship rings with the L.A. Lakers and Chicago Bulls describes his upbringing as the son of two ministers, playing days with the New York Knicks, and coaching career. Discusses his principles of mindful leadership and the importance of selflessness. Bestseller. 2013.

Mountains of the Mind: Adventures in Reaching the Summit
DB76636 10 hours 19 minutes
by Robert Macfarlane
read by John Lescault
Author of The Wild Places (DB 69068) examines the sport of mountain climbing from its earliest days in the late 1700s to the early 2000s. Discusses the dangerous draw for explorers like George Mallory, whose attempt to summit Everest led to his death in 1924. Includes Macfarlane’s personal experiences. 2003.

Orr: My Story
DB77727 8 hours 59 minutes
by Bobby Orr
read by Robert Sams
Autobiography of hockey great Bobby Orr (born 1948), who played with the Boston Bruins from 1966 to 1976, then retired after two seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks. Orr highlights his idyllic Canadian childhood, time in the minor leagues, professional success, and the injuries that ended his career. 2013.

Si-cology 101: Tales and Wisdom from Duck Dynasty’s Favorite Uncle
DB77575 4 hours 16 minutes
by Si Robertson
read by Jack Fox
Si Robertson—part of the family on the A&E reality television show Duck Dynasty and brother of Phil, who authored Happy, Happy, Happy (DB 76840)—reminisces about his rural Louisiana childhood, military career, and hunting and fishing experiences and discusses his philosophy of life. Bestseller. 2013.

The Agent: My Forty-Year Career Making Deals and Changing the Game
DB78591 10 hours 46 minutes
by Leigh Steinberg
read by Patrick Downer
Memoir of sports agent and attorney Steinberg, who was the inspiration for the movie character Jerry Maguire. Discusses the art of the deal and his high-profile clients, including sixty first-round NFL picks. Describes his charity work, struggles with alcoholism, and personal life. Foreword by Warren Moon. 2014.

Stage and Screen

Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History
DB78257 10 hours 46 minutes
by Glen Berger
read by Gregory Maupin
Cowriter of the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark chronicles its development and staging, which were plagued by cast injuries and other setbacks. Examines decisions made and relationships formed as cast and crew struggled with cost overruns and scathing reviews. Young adult appeal. 2013.

A Voice in the Box: My Life in Radio
DB77297 7 hours 52 minutes
by Bob Edwards
read by Robert Sams
Autobiography of Louisville, Kentucky, native Edwards, who worked for thirty years as a National Public Radio (NPR) newsmagazine host. Describes his career in broadcasting, including memorable interviews, his controversial 2004 firing and subsequent move to satellite radio, and induction into the Radio Hall of Fame. 2011.

The Hippest Trip in America: Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture and Style
DB78870 7 hours 17 minutes
by Nelson George
read by Bob Moore
Author of Hip Hop America (DB 48179) chronicles the iconic music and dance television show that ran from 1971 to 2006. Describes the show’s influences and competitors, host Don Cornelius, the Soul Train dancers, guest stars who appeared on the program, and its impact on black American culture. 2014.

Five Came Back
DB78543 24 hours 6 minutes
by Mark Harris
read by Gary Telles
Profiles five acclaimed Hollywood directors—John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens—who volunteered for military service during World War II and came home changed by what they saw and did. Discusses their documentary and propaganda film projects. Bestseller. 2014.

Hello, Gorgeous: Becoming Barbra Streisand
DB75700 24 hours 0 minutes
by William J. Mann
read by Barbara Rappaport
Using primary sources, Mann recounts Streisand’s rise to fame on Broadway. Begins with the seventeen-year-old Brooklynite’s move to Manhattan to study acting in 1960 and ends with her starring role as Fanny Brice in the musical Funny Girl five years later. Some strong language. 2012.

The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies
DB76434 29 hours 20 minutes
by David Thomson
read by Laura Giannarelli
Film critic pens a history of movies from the late nineteenth-century to the digital age and assesses their influence on society. Profiles producers, directors, actors, and actresses. Discusses innovations and film studies from the United States and Europe. Some strong language. 2012.

You Must Remember This: Life and Style in Hollywood’s Golden Age
DB78568 6 hours 46 minutes
by Robert J. Wagner
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Movie star and author of Pieces of My Heart (DB 67757) reflects on life in Hollywood in the 1930s to 1950s. Reminisces about big-name stars, including Jimmy Stewart and Frank Sinatra, and the style and nightlife enjoyed by movie-industry insiders. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2014.

Travel

Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History-Making Race around the World
DB77521 19 hours 35 minutes
by Matthew Goodman
read by Catherine Byers
Chronicles the historic 1889 around-the-world journeys of New York World reporter Nellie Bly and her rival Elizabeth Bisland at the Cosmopolitan magazine, as the women attempted to break the record of Jules Verne’s fictional hero Phileas Fogg in the novel Around the World in Eighty Days (DB 53171). 2013.

The Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari
DB76902 14 hours 14 minutes
by Paul Theroux
read by J.P. Linton
Author of Dark Star Safari (DB 63045) and The Lower River (DB 75221) chronicles his final journey across the African continent in 2011. Shares his observations on being an older traveler, the state of modern African life, and traveling alone. 2013.

U.S. History

The Port Chicago Mutiny: The Story of the Largest Mass Mutiny Trial in U.S. Naval History
DB78655 7 hours 40 minutes
by Robert L. Allen
read by Gregory Gorton
Recounts the catastrophic explosion at the U.S. Navy’s Port Chicago munitions base near San Francisco on July 17, 1944. Details the mutiny trial of fifty African American seamen who refused to continue work after the blast and discusses the trial’s impact on the budding civil rights movement. 1993.

Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House
DB77834 31 hours 31 minutes
by Peter Baker
read by Scott Reynolds
New York Times correspondent analyzes the inner workings of the Bush-Cheney White House (2001–2009), which dealt with the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina, and other crises. Refutes the notion that Cheney was the dominant figure and discusses the governing style of the forty-third president. Some strong language. 2013.

Wilson
DB77640 33 hours 10 minutes
by A. Scott Berg
read by Michael Scherer
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lindbergh (DB 46913) chronicles the life of the twenty-eighth American president, Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924). Covers Wilson’s southern, Civil War-era childhood; career in academia; New Jersey governorship; 1912 presidential election; decision to take the United States into World War I; and debilitating illness. Bestseller. 2013.

William Henry Harrison
DB78417 4 hours 22 minutes
by Gail Collins
read by Bill Burton
Biography of ninth U.S. president William Henry Harrison (1773–1841), a member of the Whig party, who served for only thirty-one days before succumbing to pneumonia. Describes his aristocratic Virginia birth, military career fighting Indians, and governorship of the Indiana Territory. 2012.

How the Slaves Saw the Civil War: Recollections of the War through the WPA Slave Narratives
DB78654 11 hours 37 minutes
by Herbert C. Covey and Dwight Eisnach
read by Bob Moore
Historians compile interviews of former slaves conducted by the Federal Writers Project during the 1930s. Includes accounts of Civil War battles, participation in the Union and Confederate armies, freedom, and Reconstruction. Also documents rural poverty among African Americans during the Great Depression. Strong language. 2014.

There Is Power in a Union: The Epic Story of Labor in America
DB78450 28 hours 10 minutes
by Philip Dray
read by Gregory Gorton
History of American labor unions explores the lives of organizers Sarah Bagley, Eugene Debs, “Big” Bill Haywood, and “Mother” Jones; events such as the Haymarket Affair and the 1894 Pullman strike; and the impact of the movement on democracy and citizens’ daily lives. Violence and strong language. 2010.

Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence
DB76920 8 hours 5 minutes
by Joseph J. Ellis
read by Jake Williams
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian reassesses the six-month period in 1776 when military and political actions by the thirteen colonies and the British helped ensure the success of the American rebellion. Profiles the key players and discusses the events that led to eight years of war. Bestseller. 2013.

The Sun and the Moon: The Remarkable, True Account of Hoaxers, Showmen, Dueling Journalists, and Lunar Man-Bats in Nineteenth-Century New York
DB77126 14 hours 25 minutes
by Matthew Goodman
read by Don Hagen
Chronicles the events of August 1835 when the tabloid newspaper the New York Sun published a series of articles declaring that the moon was inhabited by unicorns, beavers, and man-bats. Details the hoax’s worldwide popularity and the rise of the Sun as the most read newspaper in the world. 2008.

Gettysburg: The Last Invasion
DB77018 26 hours 9 minutes
by Allen C. Guelzo
read by Bill Burton
Historian chronicles the Civil War battle at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, using archives and first-person accounts. Examines the impact that specific regiments, topography, communications, and mistakes by opposing generals Robert E. Lee and George Meade had on the outcome. Violence. Bestseller. 2013.

The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America
DB77678 8 hours 17 minutes
by Thomas King
read by Gregory Gorton
King, a professor and Native rights activist of Cherokee descent, offers an unconventional account of aboriginal and white relations in the United States and Canada. Discusses what it means to be “Indian” while considering broken treaties, forced removals, genocide, and racism in the war over land. 2012.

The Wrath of Cochise
DB78370 13 hours 13 minutes
by Terry Mort
read by Patrick Downer
Details the February 1861 events that sparked years of war between the Chiricahua Apaches and the U.S. Army and white settlers in the West. Describes the mistakes of inexperienced lieutenant George Bascom after a rancher’s stepson was kidnapped and the subsequent acts of revenge by Indian leader Cochise. 2013.

Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man
DB76024 23 hours 40 minutes
by Walter Stahr
read by Don Hagen
Biography of William Henry Seward (1801–1872), the Whig governor and senator from New York who served as secretary of state under Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. Highlights Seward’s accomplishments during the Civil War and afterwards, including negotiating the purchase of Alaska from Russia and pressuring France to leave Mexico. 2012.

Ike’s Bluff: President Eisenhower’s Secret Battle to Save the World
DB76788 15 hours 23 minutes
by Evan Thomas
read by Robert Sams
Author of The War Lovers (DB 71695) uses diaries and declassified archives to investigate President Eisenhower’s plan for “massive retaliation” in response to the threat of nuclear attack during the Cold War. Explains how Ike kept both the communists and his own generals in check. Some strong language. 2012.

Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency
DB78265 15 hours 6 minutes
by Mark K. Updegrove
read by Tom Burch
Director of the Lyndon Baines Johnson presidential library examines the successes and failures of LBJ’s five years in office. Uses interviews and reminiscences of staff members, legislators, journalists, Washington insiders, and family members to detail the force of Johnson’s personality and his skill in influencing the legislative process. 2012.

War

The Second World War
DB76836 36 hours 56 minutes
by Antony Beevor
read by Lou Harpenau
Comprehensive overview of World War II (1939–1945) covers its causes, major military operations, and horrors. Some violence. 2012.

Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield
DB76791 24 hours 14 minutes
by Jeremy Scahill
read by Tom Weiner
Journalist and author of Blackwater (DB 64693) questions the legality of America’s use of drones and secret forces in its war on terrorism. Investigates the case of Anwar al Awlaki—the first U.S. citizen known to be targeted for assassination by his own government. Violence. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

World History

Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly, and the Making of the Modern Middle East
DB77421 28 hours 59 minutes
by Scott Anderson
read by Jake Williams
War correspondent chronicles British archaeologist T.E. Lawrence’s role in World War I, when he led the Arab revolt against the Turks. Reconstructs the actions of three key players—German diplomat Curt Prüfer, Zionist agronomist Aaron Aaronsohn, and American oil-man William Yale—and the impact they had on events. Bestseller. 2013.

The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi
DB77503 5 hours 33 minutes
by Neal Bascomb
read by Scott Reynolds
Narrative nonfiction account of the effort by Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal and a group of Holocaust survivors and Israeli spies to track down Adolf Eichmann, who orchestrated Adolf Hitler’s policy of genocide during World War II. Some violence. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2013.

The Battle for Spain: The Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939
DB77305 25 hours 38 minutes
by Antony Beevor
read by Ken Kliban
Account of the Spanish Civil War discusses political and social issues in 1930s Spain and world events that set the stage for the conflict, including the Bolshevik revolution in Russia. Describes key battles and personalities, foreign intervention, and the aftermath. Violence. 1982.

Year Zero: A History of 1945
DB78513 12 hours 51 minutes
by Ian Buruma
read by Peter Johnson
Bard College professor Buruma uses his Dutch father’s experiences as a forced laborer in Nazi Berlin to highlight the worldwide changes that followed the end of World War II in 1945. Discusses liberation, starvation, ruin, and the desire for revenge. Violence and some strong language. 2013.

Mysteries of the Middle Ages and the Beginning of the Modern World
DB78328 11 hours 5 minutes
by Thomas Cahill
read by Lou Harpenau
Chronicles the making of the modern world, beginning with the merger of Judeo-Christian and Greco-Roman cultures that defines Western civilization. Describes the ways medieval thinkers sowed the seeds of feminism. Discusses Francis of Assisi, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Dante, and others. Sequel to Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea (DB 57372). 2006.

Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation’s Treasures from the Nazis
DB76945 12 hours 51 minutes
by Robert M. Edsel
read by Mark Ashby
In this companion to The Monuments Men (DB 74650), the author discusses the efforts to keep cultural treasures from Italian museums and the Vatican from being plundered by the Nazis or destroyed by Allied air raids during World War II. 2013.

Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation
DB78282 21 hours 12 minutes
by Yossi Klein Halevi
read by Mark Ashby
Reporter profiles seven members of Israel’s 55th Paratroopers Reserve Brigade who fought during the 1967 Six-Day War and helped reunite Jordanian East Jerusalem and Israeli West Jerusalem. Chronicles the men’s post-war lives and their involvement in the country’s controversial political, social, and cultural transformations. Some violence. 2013.

The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England
DB76853 20 hours 52 minutes
by Dan Jones
read by Clive Chafer
History of England’s longest-reigning royal dynasty. Chronicles the Plantagenets’ rule, from Henry II’s ascendance in 1154 to Richard II’s deposition in 1399, followed by the rise of the houses of York and Lancaster. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe
DB78327 19 hours 27 minutes
by David I. Kertzer
read by Barry Bernson
Brown University professor uses Vatican archives released in 2006 to investigate the relationship between Pope Pius XI and Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini, who both came to power in 1922. Discusses the ways they used each other to achieve their goals and the pope’s ultimate regret over their bargain. 2014.

Arik: The Life of Ariel Sharon
DB78415 26 hours 51 minutes
by David Landau
read by Barry Bernson
Journalist recounts the life of former Israeli prime minister and military leader Ariel Sharon (1928–2014), known to intimates as Arik. Describes his early childhood on a farming settlement, service as a commander of the Israeli Army during the 1967 Six-Day War and 1982 Lebanon War, and political life. 2014.

Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam
DB78379 28 hours 28 minutes
by Fredrik Logevall
read by Mark Ashby
Cornell University history professor recounts the long struggle for Vietnam in the twentieth century, beginning in 1919 with Ho Chi Minh’s petition to free Vietnam from the French at the Versailles Peace Conference. Includes the policy decisions that led to escalating United States involvement. Pulitzer Prize. 2012.

Forgotten Fatherland: The True Story of Nietzsche’s Sister and Her Lost Aryan Colony
DB78455 10 hours 32 minutes
by Ben Macintyre
read by George Holmes
Author of Agent Zigzag (DB 65231) and Double Cross (DB 75277) examines the life of Elisabeth Nietzsche Förster (1846–1935)—sister of philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche—and the “racially pure” colony she helped found in Paraguay. Discusses her influence on the legacy of her brother, who did not share her views. 1992.

A Little Gay History: Desire and Diversity across the World
DB77543 3 hours 0 minutes
by R.B. Parkinson
read by Alec Volz
Parkinson, a British Museum curator of ancient Egyptian culture, surveys the history of art objects representing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) individuals and experiences. Explores the ways changing attitudes toward LGBT individuals have been reflected in recorded history and material culture. 2013.

Books for Children

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

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Children’s Fiction

Adventure

Animorphs Series
DB76867 17 hours 20 minutes
by K.A. Applegate
read by Andy Pyle
Friends who got their powers to morph into animals in The Invasion (DB 74327), continue their adventures in the next five books of the series: The Visitor, The Encounter, The Message, The Predator, and The Capture. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 1996.

The Reluctant Assassin: W.A.R.P., Book 1
DB76776 9 hours 58 minutes
by Eoin Colfer
read by George Holmes
Albert Garrick, an illusionist and assassin in Victorian England, and his apprentice Riley travel through time to modern London. Riley teams up with seventeen-year-old Chevie, a quasi-FBI agent, to stop Garrick’s nefarious plans. Some violence and some strong language. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2013.

Ghost Hawk
DB78766 8 hours 18 minutes
by Susan Cooper
read by Joe Peck
At the end of a winter-long journey into manhood, eleven-year-old Little Hawk returns to find his Pokanoket tribe’s village decimated by the white man’s plague. Saddened, Little Hawk rebounds and forms a remarkable friendship with a young settler. For grades 6-9. 2013.

Spy Camp
DB78745 8 hours 33 minutes
by Stuart Gibbs
read by Erik Sandvold
Twelve-year-old Ben, a student at the CIA’s Espionage Academy, prepares for his newest adventure—spy summer camp. However, a new death threat from the evil organization SPYDER dampens his enthusiasm. Sequel to Spy School (DB 78630). For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2013.

Spy School
DB78630 8 hours 0 minutes
by Stuart Gibbs
read by Erik Sandvold
When twelve-year-old Ben Ripley is suddenly recruited to attend the CIA’s highly secretive Espionage Academy, he is excited but wonders why he was chosen. On his first day, Ben is exposed to flying bullets and a hostage situation. Some strong language. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2012.

SYLO
DB77104 11 hours 29 minutes
by D.J. MacHale
read by Gregory Gorton
After a fellow high school football player drops dead on the field, Tucker and his friend Quinn experience a series of strange events. Then SYLO, a secret branch of the U.S. Navy, invades and quarantines their island town—and the deaths continue. Some violence. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2013.

Far Far Away
DB76877 12 hours 28 minutes
by Tom McNeal
read by Erik Sandvold
Teenager Jeremy Johnson Johnson possesses the unique ability to speak to the ghost of Jacob Grimm, which draws the attention of classmate Ginger. A strange set of circumstances places them on a dangerous adventure. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2013.

The Apprentices
DB76868 8 hours 42 minutes
by Maile Meloy
read by Erin Jones
1954. Two years following the events in The Apothecary (DB 76165), Benjamin and Pip race to save Janie from grave danger at the hands of their greedy enemy—and they use chemistry to do it. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2013.

Frozen: The Junior Novelization
DB78544 2 hours 41 minutes
by Sarah Nathan and Sela Roman
read by Laura Giannarelli
Princess Elsa runs away after she accidentally unleashes her powers and traps the kingdom of Arendelle in an eternal winter. Elsa’s younger sister Anna teams up with adventurer Kristoff and his reindeer Sven to find Elsa and save the kingdom. Adapted from film. For grades 2-4 and older readers. 2013.

Splendors and Glooms
DB76623 12 hours 53 minutes
by Laura Amy Schlitz
read by Jennifer Hubbard
1860. Puppeteer Grisini and his two orphaned assistants are accused of kidnapping when a young girl vanishes shortly after they perform at her twelfth birthday party. The trio flees London—but the two orphans are caught in a trap set by Grisini’s ancient rival. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2012.

Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale
DB78547 0 hours 24 minutes
by Duncan Tonatiuh
read by Joe Peck
After the crops went bad, Papá Rabbit and others traveled north to find work in the great carrot and lettuce fields. When Papá doesn’t return home as planned, Pancho Rabbit follows the stars to find him, mistakenly trusting a hungry coyote to help his search. For grades K-3. 2013.

Animals

Splat the Cat Storybook Collection
DB77103 0 hours 25 minutes
by Rob Scotton
read by Colleen Delany
Six previously published Splat the Cat books: Splat the Cat Sings Flat; Back to School, Splat!; Good Night, Sleep Tight; The Perfect Present for Mom and Dad; Splat the Cat and the Duck with No Quack; and Splat the Cat Takes the Cake. For grades K-3. 2011.

Family

Harry Gets an Uncle
DB77071 0 hours 12 minutes
by Barbara Ann Porte
read by Dave Corey
Harry worries about being the ring boy at his aunt Rose’s wedding, especially after he hears his friend Dorcas tell horror stories about what went wrong at her uncle Fred’s wedding. For grades K-3. 1991.

Fantasy

Sky Raiders: Five Kingdoms, Book 1
DB78531 11 hours 24 minutes
by Brandon Mull
read by Guy Williams
When Cole and a few fellow sixth-graders go into a haunted house, they find terrors beyond their wildest imagination. Kidnapped and whisked into a place known as the Outskirts, Cole must rescue the group of kids from slavery and find a way to return home. For grades 5-8. 2014.

Growing Up

Laugh with the Moon
DB78412 6 hours 51 minutes
by Shana Burg
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Malawi. Thirteen-year-old Clare, grieving after her mother’s untimely death, must travel with her father, a doctor, to spend several months in a remote African village. Clare reluctantly makes new friends, and her experiences help open her mind and heal her heart. For grades 4-7. 2012.

Five, Six, Seven, Nate!
DB78334 6 hours 15 minutes
by Tim Federle
read by Bruce Huntey
Now on Broadway as second understudy for E.T., Nate Foster keeps in close contact with his best friend Libby while dealing with his own insecurities as the cast member with the least training and experience. Sequel to Better Nate than Ever (DB 76408). For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2014.

Half a Chance
DB78517 4 hours 46 minutes
by Cynthia Lord
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Lucy’s family has just moved—again—this time to a vacation town in New Hampshire. When her father, a famous photographer, leaves for the summer, Lucy decides to anonymously enter a photography contest he is judging. Lucy brings her new friend Nate into her plan. For grades 4-7. 2014.

Humor

Night of the Zombie Goldfish: Dr. Roach’s Monstrous Stories
DB77726 0 hours 23 minutes
by Paul Harrison
read by Robert Sams
When Zak accidently feeds his friend Judd’s goldfish a science experiment left in a can of Something Fishy Fish Flakes, the fish become large zombies and wreak havoc on their town. The two boys must find a way to make the monsters normal pets again. For grades 2-4. 2012.

Mystery

The Whites of Their Eyes: Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School, Book 3
DB76753 3 hours 25 minutes
by Andrew Clements
read by Bruce Huntey
Benjamin Pratt and his friend Jill work to save Captain Duncan Oakes School from being demolished and replaced by a theme park. But first they need to outsmart Mr. Lyman, the school janitor who is really a spy for an amusement park company. For grades 3-6. 2012.

Theodore Boone: The Accused
DB76706 6 hours 30 minutes
by John Grisham
read by Andy Pyle
As the Strattenburg community awaits the verdict in a local murder trial, eighth-grader Theodore Boone encounters legal problems of his own. Accused of robbery, he must prove his innocence as evidence mounts against him. Sequel to Theodore Boone: The Abduction (DB 73476). For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2012.

The Bomb in the Bessledorf Bus Depot
DB76588 2 hours 44 minutes
by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
read by Graci Ragsdale-Miller
After a bomb explodes at the Bessledorf bus depot, eleven-year-old Bernie suspects his twenty-year-old sister Delores did it. But then he has a change of heart and gets his pals together to search for the real culprit. For grades 4-7. 1996.

The Screaming Staircase: Lockwood and Co., Book 1
DB78207 11 hours 58 minutes
by Jonathan Stroud
read by J. Michael McCullough
Plagued by malevolent spirits, London turns to ghost-hunting agencies staffed with youth sensitive to paranormal activities. Anthony Lockwood, George Cubbins, and Lucy Carlyle join together to become Lockwood and Co.—but after bungling a job, their only chance at redemption is clearing a dangerous haunted house. For grades 6-9. 2013.

The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing
DB78168 8 hours 10 minutes
by Sheila Turnage
read by Erin Jones
When Miss Lana accidentally bids for and buys a haunted inn at the Tupelo Landing town auction, amateur detectives Mo and Dale investigate the tales of the inn’s resident ghost. Sequel to Three Times Lucky (DB 78030). For grades 4-7. 2014.

School

A World of Trouble: Merits of Mischief, Book 2
DB77520 7 hours 48 minutes
by T.R. Burns
read by Robert Sams
No longer accused of murdering his teacher in The Bad Apple (DB 75072), twelve-year-old Seamus Hinkle survives the first semester at Kilter Academy. When he is sent back for another, he gets a special assignment—and trouble begins yet again. For grades 5-8. 2013.

School of Fear
DB77375 5 hours 43 minutes
by Gitty Daneshvari
read by Emma Walton Hamilton
Four twelve-year-olds are sent to the School of Fear to help them overcome their phobias. But when their peculiar teacher and her unconventional methods turn out to be even more frightening, the children are in for a scary summer. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2009.

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Children’s Nonfiction

Biography

Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library
DB77680 0 hours 27 minutes
by Barb Rosenstock
read by Mary Kane
A celebration of Thomas Jefferson’s lifelong love of reading. Describes Jefferson gobbling up books “the way a starving man eats” and selling more than 6,500 of his books to the Library of Congress after its original collection was destroyed during the War of 1812. For grades K-3 and older readers. 2013.

Hobbies and Crafts

Roots, Shoots, Buckets, and Boots: Gardening Together with Children
DB78475 3 hours 41 minutes
by Sharon Lovejoy
read by Mare Trevathan
Guide for parents and children provides twelve ideas for theme gardens, including a pizza patch; tips for growing plants in containers, such as carrots in old boots; and home remedies, such as peppermint tea for tummy aches. Lists additional resources. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 1999.

Language

Neil and Nan Build Narrative Nonfiction: Writing Builders
DB78747 0 hours 21 minutes
by Andrea Pelleschi
read by Guy Williams
Writing guide introduces Neil and Nan as they write an article about roller coasters at Piney Woods Park, with facts and pictures about the best rides. The pair learns about writing concepts such as main ideas, hooks, and sensory details. Includes resources and additional instruction for budding authors. For grades 3-6. 2014.

Music

Where We Are: Our Band, Our Story, 100 Percent Official
DB78317 2 hours 10 minutes
by 1D Media Limited
read by Alec Volz
Biography of One Direction, the boy-band sensation from the British television program The X Factor. Discusses the group’s successes and travels since forming in 2010. Includes a quick snapshot of the thoughts of Harry, Liam, Louis, Niall, and Zayn. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2013.

Poetry

Your Skeleton Is Showing: Rhymes of Blunder from Six Feet Under
DB77512 0 hours 17 minutes
by Kurt Cyrus
read by Michael Russotto
Silly and spooky poems describe the inhabitants of a graveyard where a boy helps a ghost dog search for his owner. For grades 2-4 and older readers. 2013.

Science

Eruption! Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives
DB78309 2 hours 34 minutes
by Elizabeth Rusch
read by Abigail Maupin
Explores the dangers of living near volcanoes and details past deadly eruptions around the world. Highlights a group of scientists working with the U.S. Geological Survey in the Volcano Disaster Assistance Program to help predict future eruptions. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2013.

Faces from the Past: Forgotten People of North America
DB77546 4 hours 21 minutes
by James M. Deem
read by Kerry Dukin
Case studies detail the reconstruction of skulls uncovered by archaeologists. Provides information about each excavation, the history of the site, and theories about the person’s final moments. Includes Nevada’s Spirit Cave Man, who lived 10,500 years ago, and skeletons from Albany’s Almshouse Cemetery. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2012.

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

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

Cien Preguntas y Respuestas del Exámen de Ciudadanía de EE.UU./U.S. Citizenship Test: One Hundred Bilingual Questions and Answers
DB77973 1 hora 29 minutos
compilado por J.S. Aaron
leído por Adriana Sananes
Una recopilación bilingüe de cien preguntas sobre el gobierno y la historia de los Estados Unidos del examen de ciudadanía. Incluye vocabularios de lectura y escritura, preguntas para las personas de sesenta y cinco años de edad o mayores, y la información de contacto para las agencias de gobierno de los EE.UU. (A bilingual compilation of one hundred questions about government and history from the U.S. naturalization test. Includes reading and writing vocabularies, questions for people age sixty-five and older, and contact information for U.S. government agencies. English/Spanish.) 2011.

Cuando la Memoria Olvida (When Memory Forgets)
DB77961 15 horas 55 minutos
por Noelia Amarillo
leído por María Pino
Alcorcón, España. La vida de Ruth está llena de obligaciones y estrés; ella sólo encuentra una salida en reuniones ocasionales con sus amigas. Cuando se vuelve a conectar con un conocido de su niñez, Marcos, su vida comienza a cambiar. Lenguaje injurioso y descripciones explícitas de índole sexual. (Alcorcón, Spain. Ruth’s only outlet in her stressful life is the occasional get-together with friends. But when she reconnects with Marcos, an old acquaintance, things begin to change. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex.) 2011.

Falsas Apariencias (False Appearances)
DB77960 14 horas 2 minutos
por Noelia Amarillo
leído por María Pino
Alcorcón, España. Después de un día particularmente horrible, Luka ve una cara familiar en una fiesta de Halloween. Ella se siente atraída por el hombre vestido como Drácula, y un nuevo capítulo de su vida comienza. Lenguaje injurioso y descripciones explícitas de índole sexual. (Alcorcón, Spain. After a particularly horrible day, Luka sees a familiar face at a Halloween party. She is immediately attracted to the man dressed as Dracula, and a new chapter of her life begins. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex.) 2010.

Hijos Gordos: Una Visión Psicológica, Familiar y Nutricional (Overweight Children: A Psychological, Familial and Nutritional View)
DB77967 6 horas 7 minutos
por Martha Alicia Chávez y Margarita Chávez
leído por María Pino
Los autores, una psicoterapeuta de familia y una nutricionista, exploran la obesidad infantil a través de las experiencias de cuatro personas que tenían exceso de peso cuando eran niños. Ofrecen orientación y consejos nutricionales para combatir esta epidemia nacional. (The authors, a family psychotherapist and a nutritionist, explore childhood obesity through the experiences of four individuals who were overweight as children. They offer guidance and provide nutritional tips to combat this national epidemic.) 2013.

El Manuscrito Encontrado en Accra (The Manuscript Found in Accra)
DB76956 3 horas 8 minutos
por Paulo Coelho
leído por Alex Alburqueque
Jerusalén, 1099. Antes del asalto final de los cruzados en la capital, un joven registra las enseñanzas de un enigmático sabio conocido sólo como Copta. A partir de las diferentes tradiciones de la antigüedad, incluyendo los de los árabes, Judios, y los cristianos de Oriente a su alrededor en la ciudad santa, Copta comunica una sabiduría consoladora para tiempos catastróficos. Traducido del portugués. (Jerusalem, 1099. A young man records the teachings of an enigmatic Greek sage known only as the Copt. Drawing from different traditions—including those of the city’s Arabs, Jews, and Eastern Christians—the Copt imparts consoling wisdom for catastrophic times. Translated from Portuguese.) 2012.

Cumbia para un Inglés (Cumbia for an Englishman)
DB77972 6 horas 39 minutos
por Nicolás Goszi
leído por Luis Carlos de La Lombana
Buenos Aires. Chris, un ingeniero de sistemas visitando de Inglaterra, se enamora de la mujer equivocada y rápidamente se encuentra en el centro de una conspiración internacional. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. (Buenos Aires. Chris, a visiting systems engineer from England, falls for the wrong woman and finds himself in the center of an international conspiracy. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2013.

El Sexo Femenino (The Female Sex)
DB77963 9 horas 9 minutos
por Lluís Llongueras
leído por Juan Carlos Rueda
Examina el rol de la mujer en las diversas culturas mundiales. Explora la creatividad femenina, la sexualidad y la maternidad y pone de relieve la búsqueda de la liberación y la igualdad, después de siglos de discriminación. Lenguaje injurioso y algunas descripciones de índole sexual. (Examines the role of women in various cultures. Explores female creativity, sexuality, and maternity and highlights the quest for liberation and equality after centuries of discrimination. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex.) 2013.

El Lado Fácil de la Gente Difícil (The Easy Side of Difficult People)
DB77956 9 horas 32 minutos
por César Lozano
leído por Tony Chiroldes
Lozano, un anfitrión de programa de radio y orador motivacional mexicano, ofrece sugerencias prácticas para tratar con personas difíciles. A través de varias anécdotas y ejemplos del mundo real, explica cómo manifestar la tolerancia, la paciencia, y la prudencia, incluso con los individuos más problemáticos. (Mexican radio-show host and motivational speaker Lozano offers practical suggestions for dealing with difficult people. Through various anecdotes and real-world scenarios, he explains how to manifest tolerance, patience, and prudence with even the most problematic of individuals.) 2013.

Cambia Tus Palabras, Cambia Tu Vida: Entiende el Poder de Cada Palabra que Pronuncias (Change Your Words, Change Your Life: Understanding the Power of Every Word You Speak)
DB76958 9 horas 18 minutos
por Joyce Meyer
leído por Rosie Berrido
Pastora y presentadora popular de televisión y radio utiliza escrituras bíblicas y ejemplos cotidianos para examinar el poder de las palabras y para ilustrar las maneras en que pueden cambiar su vida. Proporciona directrices para lograr una comunicación saludable y curativa. (Pastor and popular TV and radio show host uses scripture and everyday examples to discuss the power of words and to illustrate the ways that they can change your life. Provides guidelines to achieve healthy and healing communication.) 2012.

El Amor de Mi Vida (The Love of My Life)
DB76980 8 horas 39 minutos
por Rosa Montero
leído por María Pino
En esta colección de ensayos publicados en el diario madrileño El País, Montero imparte su amor constante de la lectura y la cultura libresca. Ella ofrece una apreciación de diversas obras literarias de alrededor del mundo mediante una exploración de la historia y contexto de cada libro. (In this collection of essays first published in the Madrid newspaper El País, Montero imparts her abiding love of books and reading. She shares her appreciation for, and provides the background and context of, a variety of literary works from around the world.) 2011.

Los Años de Peregrinación del Chico sin Color (Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage)
DB77959 10 horas 33 minutos
por Haruki Murakami
leído por Paul Gamache
Con el apoyo de su nueva novia Sara, Tsukuru Tazaki, un ingeniero de treinta y seis años de edad, se embarca en un viaje para buscar a las personas que una vez consideraba a sus amigos. Tsukuru quiere entender por qué él fue condenado al ostracismo hace dieciséis años atrás. Traducido del japonés. (With the encouragement of his new girlfriend Sara, thirty-six-year-old engineer Tsukuru Tazaki embarks on a journey to seek out people he once considered his friends in an attempt to understand why he was ostracized sixteen years ago. Translated from Japanese.) 2013.

La Casa de Enfrente (The House across the Street)
DB76968 12 horas 11 minutos
por Esteban Navarro
leído por María Pino
Álvaro Alsina es un hombre aparentemente feliz— casado, con dos hijos, y presidente de la empresa informática Safertine. Su vida cambia rápidamente cuando la pequeña ciudad costera donde él vive es la escena de un crimen, el asesinato de una adolescente. Todas las sospechas recaen sobre él. Algunas descripciones de índole sexual. (Álvaro Alsina is a seemingly happy man—the married father of two children and president of the computer company Safertine. But when a teenage girl is murdered in his small Spanish coastal town, all suspicion falls on him. Some descriptions of sex.) 2012.

El Método Gaudí (The Gaudí Method)
DB77958 9 horas 23 minutos
por Lluc Oliveras
leído por Luis Carlos de La Lombana
Barcelona, 1910. Vicenç Gómez Belmonte, un assistente de catorce años de edad, mantiene un diario de su trabajo con Antoni Gaudí cuando el arquitecto catalán construye su obra maestra— la Basílica de la Sagrada Familia. Vicenç destaca la personalidad de este creador modernista y enumera los 111 principios que guían a Gaudí. (Barcelona, 1910. Fourteen-year-old Vicenç Gómez Belmonte keeps a diary of his work assisting Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí as Gaudí constructs his magnum opus—the Basilica of the Sacred Family. Vicenç highlights the personality of this modernist creator and enumerates the 111 principles that guide Gaudí.) 2013.

Breve Historia de las Religiones (Brief History of Religions)
DB77965 8 horas 12 minutos
por Fernando de Orbaneja
leído por Adriana Sananes
Una breve introducción a los diferentes sistemas de creencias humanas, desde los de Mesopotamia antigua al ateísmo del siglo XXI. (A concise introduction to different human belief systems, from those of ancient Mesopotamia to twenty-first-century atheism.) 2013.

Leonora
DB77951 16 horas 51 minutos
por Elena Poniatowska
leído por Miriam Miranda
Una biografía novelada de la vida de pintora Leonora Carrington (1917–2011) que retrata su infancia en Inglaterra, su relación con el artista surrealista Max Ernst en París, su colapso mental, y su nueva vida artística en México donde vivió por más de 60 años. Basado en conversaciones reales entre Carrington y Poniatowska. (Fictionalized biography of artist Leonora Carrington (1917–2011) portrays her childhood in England, relationship with surrealist painter Max Ernst in Paris, escape from a mental institution, and later life in Mexico, where she spent more than sixty years. Based on actual conversations between Carrington and the author.) 2011.

El Tren Pasa Primero (The Train Passes First)
DB77957 16 horas 17 minutos
por Elena Poniatowska
leído por María Pino
Trinidad Pineda Chiñas eleva desde sus humildes comienzos en el sur de México para convertirse en un trabajador ferroviario y líder sindical. Cuando ocurre una huelga general en 1959, Trinidad se enfrenta a la ira del gobierno y paga un precio por su pasión por el mundo de ferrocarriles y la justicia. Novela basada en hechos reales. Algunas descripciones de violencia. (Trinidad Pineda Chiñas rises from humble beginnings in southern Mexico to become a railway worker and union leader. A 1959 strike brings the government’s wrath down on Trinidad, who must pay a price for his lifelong love of trains and justice. Based on true events. Some violence.) 2008.

El Lenguaje del Juego (The Language of the Game)
DB77974 7 horas 20 minutos
por Daniel Sada
leído por Paul Gamache
San Gregorio, en el norte de México. Valente Montaño decide abrir una pizzería como esos restaurantes en que ha trabajado en el otro lado de la frontera. Teniendo en cuenta el crimen violento en la ciudad, su hijo Candelario no ve la sabiduría de la inversión, y toma decisiones que impactan los planes de Valente. Violencia y lenguaje injurioso. (San Gregorio, Northern Mexico. Valente Montaño decides to open a pizzeria like ones he has worked in across the border. But his son Candelario questions the wisdom of this venture, and makes decisions that affect Valente’s plans. Violence and strong language.) 2012.

El Arte de la Guerra (The Art of War)
DB76970 2 horas 25 minutos
por Sun Tzu
leído por Walter Krochmal
Tratado clásico de dos mil años de edad recopilado por un filósofo guerrero chino que ofrece un análisis de la estrategia y la táctica, intercalado con comentarios. Traducido al español a partir de la versión en inglés por Thomas Cleary. (Two-thousand-year-old treatise, compiled by the Chinese warrior and philosopher Sun Tzu, is the first known analysis of military strategy and tactics. Translation of Thomas Cleary’s 1991 English version.) 2012.

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Audio Magazines

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American History (6 issues)

Analog Science Fiction and Fact (10 issues)

Asimov’s Science Fiction (10 issues)

The Atlantic (10 issues)

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

Bon Appétit (monthly)

Consumer Reports (monthly)

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

Cricket (for children, on one cartridge with National Geographic Kids; 9 issues)

Diabetes Forecast (monthly)

Discover (10 issues)

Ebony (11 issues)

The Economist (51 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 The Johns Hopkins Medical Letter—Health after Fifty, Mayo Clinic, Health Letter, and Nutrition Action Healthletter; monthly)

Horticulture (6 issues)

Magazine of the Month (monthly)

Money (11 issues)

The Musical Mainstream (quarterly)

The Nation (42 issues)

National Geographic (monthly)

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

National Review (24 issues)

The New York Times Book Review (weekly)

Odyssey (9 issues)

Outdoor Life (10 issues)

People (51 issues)

People en Español (Spanish; 11 issues)

Piano Technicians Journal (monthly)

QST (monthly)

Quarterly Music Magazine (quarterly)

Sound & Vision (10 issues)

Spider (for children; 9 issues)

Sports Illustrated (50 issues)

Sports Illustrated Kids (11 issues)

Talking Book Topics (bimonthly; also contains NLS News, published quarterly)

Travel & Leisure (monthly)

True West (10 issues)

Vanidades (Spanish; 11 issues)

The Week (48 issues)

Wired (monthly)

The Writer (12 issues)

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Posted on 2014-12-02