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September–October 2015

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Library of Congress, Washington 2015
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

Childrenʼs Fiction

Childrenʼs Nonfiction

Foreign Language

Audio Magazines

In Brief

Newsstand

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Books for Adults

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Adult Fiction

Adventure

Havana Storm
DB80075 11 hours 0 minutes
by Clive Cussler
read by Scott Brick
While investigating a toxic outbreak in the Caribbean Sea that may threaten the United States, Dirk Pitt becomes involved in something even more dangerous—a post-Castro struggle for the control of Cuba. Meanwhile, Pitt's children are chasing an Aztec stone that may lead to a vast historical treasure. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Firefight
DB80669 12 hours 48 minutes
by Brandon Sanderson
read by Kurt Elftmann
David and the Reckoners, from Steelheart (DB 77602), continue their fight against the Epics, humans turned supervillains. But they may have met their match in Regalia, a High Epic from Babilar, the city formerly known as the borough of Manhattan. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Dead Zone
DB80732 8 hours 19 minutes
by Robison Wells
read by Jill Fox
America faces invasion by a hostile nation, and Aubrey, Jack, and a group of other superpowered teenagers from Blackout (DB 77594) are its only defense. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Blindness and Physical Disabilities

Good Kings Bad Kings
DB77648 7 hours 24 minutes
by Susan Nussbaum
read by Laura Giannarelli
At the Illinois Learning and Life Skills Center, an institution for youths with physical and mental disabilities, outspoken Yessenía, dapper Teddy, and timid Mia form alliances as they endure—and then resist—mistreatment. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Classics

Jason and the Argonauts
DB80796 8 hours 2 minutes
by Apollonius
read by Mark Ashby
Translation in verse of Ancient Greek poem detailing the voyage of the hero Jason and his crew, the Argonauts—including Heracles and Orpheus, as they search for the Golden Fleece at the directive of King Pelias. They encounter treachery of all kinds, from both mortal and immortal foes. Some violence. 2014.

Family

The Dead Wife's Handbook
DB80881 15 hours 28 minutes
by Hannah Beckerman
read by Margaret Strom
Rachel, Max, and their daughter, Ellie, had the perfect life until Rachel died. Now Max and Ellie must adapt to life without Rachel. Meanwhile, Rachel is stuck between two worlds, watching as she fades from her family’s life. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2014. DB80881 The Dead Wife’s Handbook and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Lucky Us
DB79291 7 hours 22 minutes
by Amy Bloom
read by Alicyn Packard
Ohio, 1939. When twelve-year-old Eva's mother dumps her on the doorstep of her father, Eva meets her older half-sister Iris. A few years later, Iris and Eva leave for Hollywood, but the venture is hopeless. They reunite with their father and gather together a misfit family. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Hundred-Year House
DB79789 10 hours 44 minutes
by Rebecca Makkai
read by Celeste Lawson
1999. Zee and her husband Doug have moved back to her family home and live in the carriage house. As Doug writes a book about the decades when the house served as an artists' colony, family secrets are revealed. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Hello from the Gillespies
DB80501 15 hours 24 minutes
by Monica McInerney
read by Erin Jones
Before Angela Gillespie—a transplanted Brit living in the Australian outback—writes her annual holiday e-mail, she types what she’s really worried about: her thirty-two-year marriage, her three grown daughters, and her young son; and she fantasizes about the life she could have had. Then her unknowing husband sends the e-mail. Some strong language. 2014.

The Lavender Garden
DB79603 17 hours 48 minutes
by Lucinda Riley
read by Laura Giannarelli
1998. Emilie de la Martinières has inherited the family home in southern France—and the debt. She uncovers papers from World War II while putting the estate to rights. 1944. Constance Carruthers is sent to Paris by Churchill to uncover German plots, but is cut off from her contacts. 2012.

A Spool of Blue Thread
DB80685 13 hours 21 minutes
by Anne Tyler
read by Kimberly Farr
From Red Whitshank’s parents, newly arrived in Baltimore in the 1920s, to Abby and Red, who fell in love in 1959, to their own grandchildren, who carry the Whitshank legacy boisterously into the twenty-first century, here are four generations' lives unfolding in and around their sprawling, lovingly worn Baltimore house. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Nora Webster
DB80260 10 hours 50 minutes
by Colm Tóibín
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Newly widowed Nora Webster tries to cope with the well-meaning but misplaced sympathies of her neighbors. They share predictable advice—how to raise her young sons without their father, how to get a job, and how to live as a solitary entity—but Nora can use none of it. Bestseller. 2014.

Fantasy

Foxglove Summer
DB80769 12 hours 40 minutes
by Ben Aaronovitch
read by Erik Sandvold
Apprentice wizard and police constable Peter Grant, last seen in Whispers under Ground (DB 78473), is sent to rural Herefordshire to investigate the disappearance of two young girls. It seems to be a strictly mundane crime, but Peter realizes the case may indeed involve dark magic. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Cry Wolf
DB81317 10 hours 5 minutes
by Patricia Briggs
read by Holter Graham
Newly mated werewolves Charles and Anna are still trying to get used to each other, when Charles is required to hunt down a rogue werewolf. He will need Anna and her Omega ability to soothe dominant wolves. Sequel to Alpha and Omega (DB81318). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

Fair Game
DB81366 10 hours 0 minutes
by Patricia Briggs
read by Holter Graham
The FBI in Boston is looking for a serial killer who is targeting paranormals. Werewolf mates Anna and Charles are sent to help with the investigation, which seems to also involve black magic and the fae. The two find themselves hunted by the killer. Sequel to Hunting Ground (DB 81365). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Hunting Ground
DB81365 8 hours 27 minutes
by Patricia Briggs
read by Holter Graham
Werewolf Charles Cornick and his mate Anna are attending a summit to decide whether werewolves will reveal themselves to the world, when vampires attack Anna. They used werewolf pack magic, making it important that Anna and Charles find out who is behind the attack. Sequel to Cry Wolf (DB 81317). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

Skin Game
DB79698 15 hours 52 minutes
by Jim Butcher
read by James Marsters
As Queen Mab's Winter Knight, Harry Dresden, from Cold Days (DB 75998), is loaned out in service to one of his archenemies, Nicodemus Archleone. Harry must help Nicodemus break into Hades's vault—which no one ever wants to do. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2014.

The Fell Sword
DB81197 28 hours 44 minutes
by Miles Cameron
read by Matthew Wolf
The Red Knight and his company are hired to quell a local rebellion for the Emperor of Morea. They arrive to find the emperor kidnapped and Morea on the brink of civil war. The emperor’s daughter hires them to defend her claim to the throne. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Red Knight
DB81196 30 hours 34 minutes
by Miles Cameron
read by Matthew Wolf
The mercenary leader known as the Red Knight takes a job protecting an abbey from the Wild. Getting paid to guard pretty nuns seems like an easy job for the company, but the Wild are now led by a rogue sorcerer intent on war. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Prudence
DB81267 12 hours 43 minutes
by Gail Carriger
read by Moira Quirk
Sailing by dirigible from London to Bombay to investigate a possible new source for tea, Prudence "Rue" Akeldama and her best friend, Primrose, become embroiled in a conflict between the local vampires and shapeshifters. Luckily Rue is a preternatural, able to borrow the powers of other supernatural creatures. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Vampire Files: Volume 3
DB80325 18 hours 39 minutes
by P.N. Elrod
read by Mark Delgado
Two novels written between 1998 and 1999 feature 1930s undead journalist-turned-private-investigator Jack Fleming, from The Vampire Files: Volume 2 (DB 80104). A Chill in the Blood sees Jack caught in the middle of a gang war. Violence and some strong language. 1999.

The Vampire Files: Volume 4
DB80455 22 hours 0 minutes
by P.N. Elrod
read by Mark Delgado
Two novels written in 2000 and 2003 feature 1930s undead journalist-turned-private-investigator Jack Fleming, from The Vampire Files: Volume 3 (DB 80325). In Lady Crymsyn, Jack uses his savings to renovate a nightclub but finds a dead woman in the walls. Violence and some strong language. 2003.

The Vampire Files: Volume 5
DB80622 22 hours 38 minutes
by P.N. Elrod
read by Mark Delgado
Two novels written in 2005 and 2009 feature journalist-turned-private-investigator Jack Fleming, from The Vampire Files: Volume 4 (DB 80455). Song in the Dark has Jack filling in for his wounded friend and gangster boss, Gordy Weems. An attack leaves Jack vulnerable. Violence and some strong language. 2009.

Mistress of the Empire
DB80357 32 hours 37 minutes
by Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts
read by Madelyn Buzzard
When Lady Mara of Acoma, from Servant of the Empire (DB 80121), is targeted for assassination, and one of her sons pays the price, she travels beyond her civilization's border to find a solution. Once again, she is underestimated, this time by a brotherhood of assassins. Violence. 1992.

Severed Souls: The Sword of Truth, Book 14
DB80584 18 hours 36 minutes
by Terry Goodkind
read by Alec Volz
After the events of The Third Kingdom (DB 77433), Richard, Kahlan, and their followers must defend themselves while suffering a magical sickness that threatens to kill them all. Meanwhile, Hannis and Sulachan lead a horde into the heart of the Empire, hoping to raise the dead. Violence. 2014.

Half Wild
DB81070 9 hours 35 minutes
by Sally Green
read by Carl Prekopp
Seventeen-year-old Nathan has come into his own unique magical Gift, but he is on the run from the white witches who imprisoned him. They will stop at nothing to capture him and destroy Nathan's father. Sequel to Half Bad (DB 78535). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

We Are All Completely Fine
DB81251 4 hours 17 minutes
by Daryl Gregory
read by Tavia Gilbert
Five damaged people attend group therapy organized by psychologist Jan Sayer. They have all brushed up against the supernatural, and, as they each tell their stories of what horror brought them to therapy, they will have to face their pasts. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

A Shiver of Light
DB80345 12 hours 44 minutes
by Laurell K. Hamilton
read by Charlotte Hill
Now pregnant with triplets, Merry Gentry battles Taranis in court over custody rights to one of her unborn babies. Knowing Taranis isn't the father, Merry will use the most dangerous faerie powers to keep him at bay. Sequel to Divine Misdemeanors (DB 70518). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Fool's Assassin
DB79594 27 hours 20 minutes
by Robin Hobb
read by Elliot Hill
FitzChivalry Farseer is living out his life as Tom Badgerlock, the caretaker of an estate for the crown. His past as a court assassin is not completely buried, though. He is charged with the protection of two illegitimate royal children and becomes a father himself again. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Mirror Empire: Worldbreaker Saga
DB80884 16 hours 44 minutes
by Kameron Hurley
read by Mary Kane
Magic waxes and wanes with the moons, but a new star rising in the sky signals catastrophe. A ruler tries to keep his country together amid civil war, a fighter is destined to betray his family, and a general is torn between loyalty to the Empress and the general's own people. Some violence. 2014.

The Queen of the Tearling, Volume 1
DB79922 15 hours 1 minute
by Erika Johansen
read by Jill Fox
On her nineteenth birthday, Kelsea Glynn must leave her woodland home to be crowned Queen of the Tearling. However, court intrigues await her. She must navigate attempts on her life and figure out whom she can trust. 2014.

Teardrop
DB79608 13 hours 2 minutes
by Lauren Kate
read by Erin Spencer
Since Eureka's mother drowned in a freak wave, she wishes she were dead too. But after discovering that an ancient book is more than a story, Eureka begins to believe that mysterious Ander is right about her involvement in strange things. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high readers. 2013.

Arthur: The Pendragon Cycle, Book 3
DB80394 20 hours 53 minutes
by Stephen R. Lawhead
read by Andy Pyle
Arthur—from Merlin (DB 80271)—has grown to manhood under the tutelage of Merlin. He does his best to rule as High King of Britain, meets and falls in love with Gwenhwyvar, and gathers around him a court of noble and true knights. Treachery awaits. Some violence. 1989.

Grail: The Pendragon Cycle, Book 5
DB80594 15 hours 3 minutes
by Stephen R. Lawhead
read by Jon Huffman
The dying King Arthur is restored by the Holy Grail, but evil enters the royal court in the form of a beautiful maiden. When she overcomes the King’s loyal companions and carries off both the Holy Grail and the Queen, Arthur must face his nemesis—and his destiny. Sequel to Pendragon (DB80513). Some violence. 1997.

Pendragon: The Pendragon Cycle, Book 4
DB80513 16 hours 25 minutes
by Stephen R. Lawhead
read by Jon Huffman
Arthur and Merlin, from Arthur (DB 80394), must face separate challenges to reach their destinies. Merlin travels through his past to undergo mystical tests, and Arthur must defeat his greatest foe if he is to become the legendary Pendragon. Some violence. 1994.

A Crown for Cold Silver
DB81324 24 hours 59 minutes
by Alex Marshall
read by Angele Masters
Legendary general Zosia has retired to live in obscurity, until agents of the Crimson Empire attack her home. Gathering her old allies and some new ones, she will seek her revenge; but first she has to deal with the imposter using her name. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Chimes at Midnight: An October Daye Novel
DB79927 12 hours 12 minutes
by Seanan McGuire
read by Erin Jones
October "Toby" Daye from Ashes of Honor (DB 76579) feels like her life is finally settling down, until the bodies of changelings appear. She takes her concerns to the Queen of the Mists and finds herself exiled. Includes the short story "Never Shines the Sun." Some violence and some strong language. 2013.

Pocket Apocalypse
DB81200 10 hours 42 minutes
by Seanan McGuire
read by Ray Porter
Cryptozoologist Alex Price and his girlfriend Shelby head to Australia to deal with an incursion of werewolves near Shelby’s family home. The introduction of a dangerous predator species such as werewolves to the continent is dangerous enough, but Alex finds meeting Shelby’s parents just as terrifying. Sequel to Half-Off Ragnarok (DB 78645). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Burned: A Fever Novel
DB80718 14 hours 2 minutes
by Karen Marie Moning
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Dublin is slowly recovering from the wintery destruction detailed in Iced (DB 75893), but MacKayla Lane and her lover Jericho Barrons are in the middle of a power struggle between the fae races, while Mac tries to keep secret the fact that she controls a book of unspeakable power. Explicit descriptions of sex, some strong language, and some violence. 2015.

Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen
DB79926 13 hours 25 minutes
by Garth Nix
read by Suzanne Duvall
Clariel, the daughter of one of the most notable families in the Old Kingdom, follows her destiny to become a free magic sorcerer. Clariel's tale is set six hundred years before the birth of Sabriel. Prequel to Sabriel (DB 44682). Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

House of the Rising Sun
DB79059 14 hours 0 minutes
by Kristen Painter
read by Elijah Alexander
New Orleans, 2068. Fae Augustine discovers his adoptive mother, movie star Olivia Goodwin, murdered by vampires. He is assigned as Guardian to New Orleans and must hunt down Olivia's killers. When Olivia's estranged husband and daughter show up, tensions rise. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Jinn and Juice
DB81451 11 hours 40 minutes
by Nicole Peeler
read by Kara Bartel
Lyla has been a jinni for a thousand years, and she will soon reach the end of her servitude. Unfortunately, a magi with the ability to call and bind her needs Lyla's help to navigate the magical underworld of Pittsburgh and find a missing girl. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Free
DB80670 12 hours 45 minutes
by Brian Ruckley
read by Gregory Gorton
The Free, a feared band of mercenaries, have spent years selling their martial and magical skills to the highest bidder, but now they plan to lay down their swords. First, however, they must complete their final mission, which offers Yulan, their captain, the chance to erase the dark memories haunting him. Some violence. 2014.

Blood Song
DB80935 23 hours 5 minutes
by Anthony Ryan
read by Steven Brand
Vaelin was left as a child with the Brothers of the Sixth Order to train as a defender against dark forces. His abilities as a leader grow, but he resents his family for abandoning him. It might have been for his protection, however, he becomes the target of assassins. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

California Bones and Pacific Fire
DB80792 16 hours 53 minutes
by Greg Van Eekhout
read by Joe Peck
Two tales of a world where magic wielders consume the bones of magical creatures (and other wizards) for power. In California Bones Daniel Blackland plans to rob the Hierarch of Southern California. In Pacific Fire the Hierarch’s clone is on the run from those seeking to use his essence. Some violence. 2015.

Frontier Magic Trilogy
DB80537 26 hours 18 minutes
by Patricia C. Wrede
read by Mary Kane
Trilogy written between 2009 and 2012: Thirteenth Child, Across the Great Barrier, and The Far West. In Thirteenth Child, eighteen-year-old Eff must get over believing that she is bad luck and accept her extraordinary powers to combat magical creatures that threaten frontier settlements. For senior high and older readers. 2012.

Folktales

Reynard the Fox: A New Translation
DB80910 6 hours 1 minute
translated by James Simpson
read by David Cutler
A classic trickster narrative from twelfth-century Europe, this tale features a wily and gleefully amoral fox and his many victims. Focuses on the benefits of being clever over being virtuous and how, in a world of ruthless competition, clever subjects might outwit both their rulers and enemies alike. 2015.

General

See How Small
DB80343 4 hours 26 minutes
by Scott Blackwood
read by Rengin Altay
One late autumn evening in a Texas town, two strangers walk into an ice cream shop, bind up the three teenage girls working the counter, set fire to the shop, and disappear. The survivors—family, witnesses, and suspects—must endure in the wake of the atrocity. Hovering above the aftermath are the three girls. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Sweetness #9
DB80420 11 hours 31 minutes
by Stephan Eirik Clark
read by James Langton
David Leveraux works in a secret industry that creates flavors. Testing a new sweetener, he observes bizarre side effects in lab animals: anxiety, obesity, mutism, and a generalized dissatisfaction with life. David fails to halt the project, and the new sweetener becomes a national favorite—with increasingly troubling consequences. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Royal We
DB81265 17 hours 55 minutes
by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
read by Christine Lakin
While studying at Oxford, American Rebecca Porter’s neighbor is none other than Prince Nicholas, heir to the throne of Great Britain. She falls for him, but she must decide if she loves Nick enough as a man to get over him being a prince. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Outline
DB81244 5 hours 42 minutes
by Rachel Cusk
read by Mare Trevathan
A novel in ten conversations between a novelist and the various people she encounters while teaching a creative writing course in Athens, Greece. She mostly listens, but her responses slowly reveal truths about her. 2014.

Hiding in Plain Sight
DB80439 12 hours 31 minutes
by Nuruddin Farah
read by Madelyn Buzzard
When her beloved half brother is killed in a terrorist attack, fashion photographer Bella travels to Nairobi to be with her teenage niece and nephew. Their mother, who abandoned them years ago, reappears, and Bella must decide how far to push for a role in their lives. Some descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty
DB81112 8 hours 8 minutes
by Amanda Filipacchi
read by Kristin Allison
A group of friends struggle with beauty. Barb makes herself unattractive, hoping for love, while plain Lily goes to fantastic lengths to attract a man who rejected her. Matters become complicated when they discover that their circle of friends may contain a murderer. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Black River
DB80695 9 hours 16 minutes
by S.M. Hulse
read by Ray Foushee
Wes Carver has not returned to Black River since he was held hostage in a prison riot while serving as a corrections officer. Now his former captor, Bobby Williams, is up for release, and Wes must consider what he believes and whether he can let Williams walk away. Some violence and some strong language. 2014.

My Struggle: Book 2; A Man in Love
DB80400 18 hours 39 minutes
by Karl Ove Knausgaard
read by Gregory Maupin
Second in a six-volume autobiographical novel and sequel to My Struggle, Book 1 (DB 79335). Karl Ove reflects on leaving Bergen, Norway and travels to Stockholm, where he falls in love. Translated from the Norwegian. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Dorothy Parker Drank Here
DB81060 9 hours 9 minutes
by Ellen Meister
read by Mary Kane
Dorothy Parker haunts the Algonquin Hotel thanks to a magical guest book. Lonely, she tries to convince reclusive, dying author Ted Shriver to sign the book and stay forever. Meanwhile, TV producer Norah Wolfe needs Parker’s help to get Shriver on her talk show. Sequel to Farewell, Dorothy Parker (DB 76782). Some strong language. 2015.

Beautiful You
DB80696 7 hours 43 minutes
by Chuck Palahniuk
read by Erin Jones
Penny Harrigan discovers that C. Linus Maxwell, a software billionaire, has been testing a new line of sex toys on her. The devices are so effective that women literally lock themselves away, leaving only Penny to save the world from Maxwell’s schemes for world domination. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Miracle at Augusta
DB81453 4 hours 25 minutes
by James Patterson and Peter De Jonge
read by Henry Leyva
A year ago, Travis McKinley shocked the world by winning the PGA Senior Open at Pebble Beach, but he still feels that he's an imposter who doesn't deserve his success. Then he meets a teenage outcast with troubles of his own and a natural golf swing. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

An Ancient Strife: Caledonia
DB79353 21 hours 30 minutes
by Michael Phillips
read by Joe Peck
England. Parliament member Andrew Trentham continues to explore his Scottish heritage, uncovering new facets of his spiritual life. But he struggles with the idea of restoring independent rule to modern Scotland. Sequel to Legend of the Celtic Stone (DB 79285). 2000.

Walking on Trampolines
DB81113 10 hours 28 minutes
by Frances Whiting
read by Gabriella Cavallero
As girls, Lulu and Annabelle quickly forged an unlikely friendship. They form a secret language, share secrets, and grow up together. The implosion of their friendship leaves scars. Years later, Lulu faces choices that may lead to an unforgiveable action. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Historical Fiction

The Darcy Connection
DB81323 10 hours 20 minutes
by Elizabeth Aston
read by Phyllida Nash
The Collins daughters, Charlotte and Eliza—goddaughter of Elizabeth Bennet Darcy from Mr. Darcy's Daughters (DB 81252)—head to London for a season. Charlotte's good looks draw suitors, despite her meager fortune, but Eliza's wit and intelligence threaten Charlotte's possible marriage—until Eliza is presented with her own match. Sequel to The Second Mrs. Darcy (DB 81322). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

The Exploits and Adventures of Miss Alethea Darcy
DB81320 12 hours 6 minutes
by Elizabeth Aston
read by Morag Sims
Alethea Darcy, from Mr. Darcy's Daughters (DB 81252), is regretting her marriage and flees to Venice to meet with her sister Camilla. Acting the part of a gentleman, and accompanied only by her maid, she is lured into the world of the Italian opera. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2005.

Mr. Darcy's Daughters
DB81252 12 hours 0 minutes
by Elizabeth Aston
read by Morag Sims
The five daughters of Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy, from Pride and Prejudice (DB 50549), are left in London while their parents perform a diplomatic mission. Eldest Letty deals with the reappearance of her fiancé, who was presumed dead, and Camilla discovers love for her cousin's fiancé. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2003.

Mr. Darcy's Dream
DB81363 8 hours 50 minutes
by Elizabeth Aston
read by Phyllida Nash
The Fitzwilliam Darcy family, from The Darcy Connection (DB 81323), invite Darcy's niece Phoebe—whose heart is broken after a failed romance—and Louisa Bingley to Pemberley to meet eligible gentlemen. As plans for a ball progress, so do potential romances. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

The Second Mrs. Darcy
DB81322 11 hours 11 minutes
by Elizabeth Aston
read by Phyllida Nash
Octavia Darcy is widowed in India when her husband Christopher—cousin to Fitzwilliam from Mr. Darcy's Daughters (DB 81252)—dies. Christopher's heir George leaves Octavia penniless. When she unexpectedly receives an inheritance, she returns to England and meets politician Sholto Rutherford. George follows in pursuit of her money. Sequel to The True Darcy Spirit (DB 81321). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2007.

The True Darcy Spirit
DB81321 11 hours 24 minutes
by Elizabeth Aston
read by Morag Sims
When Cassandra Darcy learns the man she had eloped with to London is only motivated by money, she refuses to marry him and falls in with her distant cousin, Camilla Darcy, from The Exploits and Adventures of Miss Alethea Darcy (DB 81320). Love eludes her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2006.

Roosevelt's Beast
DB80488 8 hours 27 minutes
by Louis Bayard
read by Steven Carpenter
Brazil, 1914. Former president Theodore Roosevelt travels deep into the Amazon basin with his son Kermit and the remaining members of their expedition. When Kermit and Theodore are kidnapped by a hidden tribe, they are made to fight a supernatural beast. Violence. 2014.

Searching for Grace Kelly
DB80911 8 hours 33 minutes
by Michael Callahan
read by Marsha Rehns
1955. College student Laura, secretarial school student Dolly, and aspiring actress Vivian meet at the Barbizon Hotel for Women, and their unlikely friendship deepens as they navigate life, romance, and jobs in New York City. They find their dreams do not always harmonize with reality. Some violence. 2015.

The Empty Throne
DB80667 11 hours 32 minutes
by Bernard Cornwell
read by Robert Sams
Britain, early tenth century. The death of King Aethelred of Mercia throws the land into an uproar. Uhtred, from The Pagan Lord (DB 78546), supports the claim of Aethelred's widow Aethelflaed, who is also sister to King Edward of Wessex, but others plot against her. Violence and some strong language. 2015.

Edge of Eternity: The Century Trilogy, Book 3
DB79915 36 hours 50 minutes
by Ken Follett
read by John Lee
Following the turbulence of Winter of the World (DB 75547), the families find themselves both torn and uplifted by unfolding events, from the 1960s through 2008. Biracial George Jakes is hired by the Kennedy White House, while Rebecca Hoffman's husband hides a dangerous secret in East Germany. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

People of the Morning Star: A Novel of North America's Forgotten Past
DB80373 21 hours 54 minutes
by W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear
read by Joe Wilson
In prehistoric Illinois, a civilization gathers around the Cahokia settlement. Governed by the Four Winds Clan and their Clan Keeper Blue Heron, they enjoy prosperity. But foreign chiefs covet the clan's power, and an assassin begins his mission. Violence and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Falling from Horses
DB80668 10 hours 23 minutes
by Molly Gloss
read by Joe Peck
Oregon, 1938. Bud Frazer, a young ranch hand, leaves home after the death of his sister to become a Hollywood stunt rider. On the way, he meets a young, aspiring writer named Lily Shaw, also headed to Hollywood, with whom he strikes up a kinship destined to withstand the tests of time. 2014.

Gretel and the Dark
DB80599 14 hours 20 minutes
by Eliza Granville
read by Terry Donnelly
Seeking a fresh start, Krysta and her father move to Nazi Germany. To cope with her surroundings, Krysta imagines those around her as characters from her favorite stories. But when her father dies, Krysta must test the truth of those tales if she is to overcome her monstrous caretakers. Some violence. 2014.

At the Water's Edge
DB81118 10 hours 15 minutes
by Sara Gruen
read by Justine Eyre
1944. After disgracing themselves at a high society New Year's Eve party, Maddie, her husband Ellis, and their friend Hank decide to head off to Scotland from Philadelphia to search out the Loch Ness Monster. As they live among the locals, whose food and fuel are being rationed, Maddie's awareness of those around her grows. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Turtle Catcher
DB80223 8 hours 10 minutes
by Nicole Helget
read by Kristin Allison
Minnesota, 1920. To protect the reputation of their sister Liesel, the three Richter brothers, led by middle brother Herman, force Lester Sutter to drown himself. Secrets of their pasts are revealed as they try to live their lives. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2009.

The Mirk and Midnight Hour
DB79110 12 hours 15 minutes
by Jane Nickerson
read by Dorothy Dillingham Blue
After her father runs off to fight in the Civil War, seventeen-year-old Violet Dancey is left at home in Mississippi with her new stepmother, stepsister, and cousins. When she comes across a wounded Yankee soldier, Violet's life becomes complicated. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

West of Sunset
DB81114 9 hours 58 minutes
by Stewart O'Nan
read by Kristin Allison
1937. F. Scott Fitzgerald heads to Hollywood. He leaves behind his wife, Zelda, in a private mental institution and his daughter, Scottie, in the care of family and friends. Churning out short stories and scripts, his health deteriorates and new love beckons. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2015.

Vanessa and Her Sister
DB80335 10 hours 55 minutes
by Priya Parmar
read by various narrators
London, 1905. After the death of their father, the Stephen siblings—Vanessa, Thoby, Virginia, and Adrian—purchase a home in Bloomsbury. There they entertain and develop a close circle of literary and artistic friends. Vanessa and Virginia both fall in love. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Last Bookaneer
DB81454 12 hours 52 minutes
by Matthew Pearl
read by various narrators
In 1890, the implementation of an international copyright law is looming, and competing bookaneers Pen Davenport and his nemesis, Belial, travel to Samoa to steal the final manuscript by Robert Louis Stevenson. On arriving, however, they find the environment to be more dangerous than they expected. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Last Dickens
DB80837 13 hours 0 minutes
by Matthew Pearl
read by Paul Michael
Boston, 1870. When his assistant is murdered and the final pages of Charles Dickens's last novel disappear, publisher James Osgood sets out to unmask the killer and recover the lost manuscript. His quest takes him to England, where he is embroiled in life-threatening danger. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

The Technologists
DB80838 18 hours 15 minutes
by Matthew Pearl
read by Stephen Hoye
In post-Civil War Boston, four students from the newly established Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) secretly band together to discover the truth about a series of inexplicable catastrophes that have struck at the heart of the city's commerce. They must pit scientific method against the will of a master criminal. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932
DB79323 19 hours 13 minutes
by Francine Prose
read by Barbara Rappaport
Letters and book excerpts paint a portrait of the patrons of the Chameleon Club of Paris during the 1930s, with Louisianne "Lou" Villars at their center. Lou is a cross-dressing lesbian who finds success in race car driving and eventually collaborates with the Nazis. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2014.

Desert God: A Novel of Ancient Egypt
DB80506 13 hours 57 minutes
by Wilbur Smith
read by Barry Bernson
Ancient Egypt. Eunuch Taita from The Quest (DB 65645) is now advisor to Pharaoh Tamose, and is sent to discover a way to defeat their enemies, the Hyksos. Joining him on his journey are Pharaoh's sisters, Bekatha and Tehuti. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Saint Monkey
DB80158 12 hours 12 minutes
by Jacinda Townsend
read by Gabriella Cavallero
In segregated Montgomery County, Kentucky, of the 1950s, fourteen-year-olds Audrey and Caroline have differing dreams. Audrey loves music, but thinks she will never leave home, while Caroline wants to go to Hollywood. But it is Audrey who is offered a chance at stardom. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Paying Guests
DB79918 21 hours 32 minutes
by Sarah Waters
read by Juliet Stevenson
1922. Twenty-seven-year-old spinster Frances Wray struggles with the fact that she and her mother must take in lodgers to deal with her father's debt. When Frances develops a romantic relationship with the married Lily, events spiral out of their control. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2014.

Holidays

'Tis the Season
DB80449 9 hours 19 minutes
by Robyn Carr
read by Emily Pike Stewart
Three previously published holiday romances. In Under the Christmas Tree, when the folks of Virgin River discover a box of adorable puppies under the town's Christmas tree, they call vet Nathaniel Jensen for help. Annie, the puppies' champion, wins his heart. Includes Midnight Confessions and Backward Glance. Descriptions of sex. 2014.

A Quilt for Christmas
DB80276 8 hours 12 minutes
by Sandra Dallas
read by J. Michael McCullough
Kansas, 1864. While Eliza Spooner's husband is off fighting in the Union Army, she stitches him a quilt and takes in a woman left widowed by the war, with an infant daughter. When Eliza receives the worst news, she must decide how to carry on. 2014.

Christmas Brides
DB80442 11 hours 51 minutes
by Suzanne Enoch and others
read by Jill Fox
Collection of four short holiday historical romances. In Elizabeth Essex's "The Scandal before Christmas," Lieutenant Ian Worth searches for a wife in time for the holidays and before heading out to sea. He offers marriage to shy Anne—surprising both with the intensity of their mutual attraction. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Mr. Miracle
DB80064 4 hours 57 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by Elyse Mirto
Guardian angel Harry Mills poses as a local college professor to help twenty-four-year-old Addie Folsom get her life back on track and help her find love. With a little holiday magic, Addie and her neighbor Erich are in for a holiday miracle they'll never forget. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past
DB80354 3 hours 27 minutes
by Sharyn McCrumb
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Sheriff Spencer Arrowood and Deputy Joe LeDonne reluctantly set out on Christmas Eve to arrest an elderly farmer for a traffic accident. Meanwhile, Nora Bonesteel revisits her past to help neighboring summer people who stayed on for Christmas figure out if they have a ghost in their old mansion. 2014.

My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories
DB80242 12 hours 55 minutes
by Stephanie Perkins
read by various narrators
Twelve romantic holiday stories, including works by authors Holly Black, Ally Carter, Gayle Forman, Rainbow Rowell, and others. In "Midnights," Mags expresses how she feels about the past New Year's Eves and finally levels with her best friend Noel. Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

A Christmas Prayer
DB80061 4 hours 4 minutes
by Kimberla Lawson Roby
read by Maria Howell
Alexis Fletcher hasn't had a merry Christmas since her mother passed away. And even as she prepares to start a new family with her fiancé, Chase Dupont, outside forces threaten to destroy her potential happiness. But fate has one more surprise in store for Alexis. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Human Relationships

The Secrets of Midwives
DB81111 7 hours 48 minutes
by Sally Hepworth
read by Mare Trevathan
Neva is a third-generation Providence, Rhode Island, midwife; but when she becomes pregnant, she is determined to keep the baby’s father a secret for as long as possible. The pregnancy complicates her relationship with her mother, Grace, and brings back painful memories for her grandmother, Floss. Descriptions of sex. 2015.

And We Stay
DB80628 5 hours 55 minutes
by Jenny Hubbard
read by Erin Spencer
Sent to an Amherst, Massachusetts, boarding school after her ex-boyfriend shoots himself, seventeen-year-old Emily expresses herself through poetry as she relives their relationship, copes with her guilt, and begins to heal. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

How It Went Down
DB80691 6 hours 42 minutes
by Kekla Magoon
read by Erin Jones
When sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson is shot to death, his community is in an uproar because Tariq was black and the shooter, Jack Franklin, is white. In the aftermath everyone has their own account of what happened. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
DB79609 10 hours 11 minutes
by Haruki Murakami
read by Bruce Locke
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. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2014.

Dept. of Speculation
DB80602 2 hours 56 minutes
by Jenny Offill
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
A woman examines her life, particularly her relationship with her husband while they encounter the challenges of daily life, as well as more serious issues, such as infidelity. The protagonist analyzes her observations, drawing on a store of philosophical, historical, and literary insights. Some strong language. 2014.

Barracuda
DB79715 14 hours 45 minutes
by Christos Tsiolkas
read by Grant Cartwright
Working-class scholarship student Danny tears up the pools as a gifted swimmer, on track for the Olympics. However, his dreams are derailed when he fails to place in his first international competition. As an adult, Danny must resolve deep-seated issues of identity. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Humor

The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man
DB80722 11 hours 22 minutes
by W. Bruce Cameron
read by John Jessup
Former college football star Ruddy McCann has become a repo man, bar bouncer, and car thief. One day Ruddy hears the voice of a dead realtor in his head demanding help in finding his murderers. But soon the voice begins demanding Ruddy clean up his act—and his apartment. Some strong language. 2014.

Shopaholic to the Stars
DB80180 12 hours 40 minutes
by Sophie Kinsella
read by Clare Corbett
Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) arrives in Hollywood—starry-eyed and with two-year-old daughter, Minnie—to join her husband, who is there to handle PR for famous actress Sage Seymour. Becky hopes to become Sage's stylist but is unexpectedly offered the chance to dress Sage’s archrival. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Unexpected Consequences of Love
DB80949 11 hours 37 minutes
by Jill Mansell
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
After her marriage ends badly, Sophie moves to seaside Cornwall to start a photography business, determined never to love again. Her friend Tula moves to town to work at the local hotel and develops a crush on the new manager Josh, but Josh only has eyes for Sophie. Some strong language. 2015.

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe
DB80681 5 hours 43 minutes
by Romain Puértolas
read by Julian Rhind-Tutt
Ajatashatru Oghash Rathod travels to Paris from his remote Indian village to visit the Ikea superstore there. After falling in love with Marie, he is trapped in a wardrobe bound for London—but he eludes immigration authorities and struggles to make his way back to her. Translated from the French. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Dear Committee Members
DB79709 3 hours 55 minutes
by Julie Schumacher
read by various narrators
Professor Jason Fitger is benumbed by all the perceived and real slights thrown his way. Overwhelmed by the number of letters of recommendation he is asked to write for both students and colleagues, he puts his caustic creative writing skills to use to share his tales of woe. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Medical Themes

Adult Onset
DB81369 11 hours 50 minutes
by Ann-Marie MacDonald
read by Ann-Marie MacDonald
Successful young adult author Mary Rose MacKinnon takes over the at-home parenting duties from her partner Hilary. As mysterious pains begin to flare up in her body, she begins to question events from her childhood and the numerous stillbirths and miscarriages her mother Dolly experienced. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Mystery and Detective

Mr. Campion's Farewell
DB80593 10 hours 3 minutes
by Margery Allingham and Mike Ripley
read by Jack Fox
Mike Ripley completed this posthumous entry in the series of novels and short stories featuring detective Albert Campion. When Mr. Campion heads to the English village of Carfax to visit his niece, a missing teacher mysteriously reappears after nine days and Campion's car is "inadvertently damaged." 2014.

Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince and Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well
DB80765 13 hours 27 minutes
by Nancy Atherton
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Eighteenth and nineteenth entries, written in 2013 and 2014, in the series featuring the English mystery-solving ghost Aunt Dimity. She helps thrift-shop owner Lori Shepherd discover the historical significance of a silver-sleigh figurine and the truth behind what appears to be a magical wishing well. 2014.

The Inquisitor's Key
DB80166 13 hours 54 minutes
by Jefferson Bass
read by Kurt Elftmann
When Miranda Lovelady and Dr. Bill Brockton discover what could be the bones of Jesus of Nazareth, their finding triggers a deadly tug-of-war between the anthropologists, the Vatican, and a deadly zealot who hopes to use the bones to bring about the Second Coming—and trigger the end of time. Includes novella Madonna and Corpse. Some violence and some strong language. 2013.

Time to Murder and Create and In the Midst of Death
DB80587 10 hours 17 minutes
by Lawrence Block
read by John Polk
Books two and three of the series featuring ex-cop-turned-private-eye Matthew Scudder. Following the events of The Sins of the Fathers (DB 45105), Scudder investigates both the killing of an informant turned blackmailer and a murder being pinned on a bad cop. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 1976.

To Have and to Kill
DB77651 6 hours 27 minutes
by Mary Jane Clark
read by Dawn Ursula
When out-of-work actress Piper Donovan returns to her parents' home and begins helping out at the family bakery, her mother Terri tries to hide the fact that she has macular degeneration. Meanwhile, the wedding engagement of Piper's friend is soured first by a threatening note—and then by a murder. 2011.

Flesh and Blood: A Scarpetta Novel
DB80214 11 hours 30 minutes
by Patricia Cornwell
read by Kristin Allison
Just after noticing an odd row of shiny 1981 pennies on her garden wall, Dr. Kay Scarpetta is notified that a homicide occurred five minutes away. It appears to be the work of a skilled serial sniper, who leaves only bits of copper behind. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Nearly Gone
DB80941 9 hours 42 minutes
by Elle Cosimano
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Nearly "Leigh" Boswell discovers she's the only student capable of unraveling complex clues left by a serial killer. When her classmates are systematically murdered, Leigh rushes to stop the killer before she's next. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Invisible City
DB80818 8 hours 17 minutes
by Julia Dahl
read by Suzanne Duvall
Rebekah Roberts’s mother, a Hasidic Jew, abandoned Rebekah long ago. Freshly graduated, Rebekah moves to New York to become a reporter. She is drawn to the murder of a Hasidic woman after learning that the NYPD, at the request of the Orthodox community, plans to ignore the death. Strong language. 2014.

Hell to Pay
DB80794 10 hours 32 minutes
by Garry Disher
read by Kurt Elftmann
Relegated to a backwater town after a whistle-blowing incident earns him powerful enemies, Australian police detective Paul "Hirsch" Hirschhausen confronts more local crime than anticipated, including the murder of a sixteen-year-old girl. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Murder of Harriet Krohn
DB80259 8 hours 5 minutes
by Karin Fossum
read by David Hartley-Margolin
A down-on-his-luck widowed gambler, desperate to reconnect with his teenage daughter and get debt collectors off his back, plans the robbery of elderly Harriet Krohn. But he doesn't count on Inspector Sejer's thorough investigation. Originally published in 2004 in Norwegian. Some violence. 2014.

The Return of Moriarty
DB80188 14 hours 50 minutes
by John Gardner
read by George Holmes
Professor James Moriarty, archrival of detective Sherlock Holmes, did not in fact die in their dramatic encounter. Three years later he returns to London and sets up shop as overlord of crime, leading a gang of thugs, robbers, whores, assassins, and con men. Some violence. 1974.

A Holiday Yarn: A Seaside Knitters Mystery
DB80494 8 hours 32 minutes
by Sally Goldenbaum
read by Julie McKay
The Seaside Knitters help Mary Pisano convert her charming inherited home into a B&B, with the first customers being her own family, in town to discuss a will. When her cousin is found murdered, Mary's hopes that the tranquil setting will smooth over ill feelings are dashed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

Patterns in the Sand: A Seaside Knitters Mystery
DB80492 10 hours 5 minutes
by Sally Goldenbaum
read by Julie McKay
When young fiber artist Willow Adams visits Izzy Chambers's knitting studio, she's immediately embraced by the Seaside Knitters. But when the body of Nick Peabody—owner of a popular gallery—is found, and his will reveals that his entire estate has been left to Willow, the knitters become suspicious. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

The Black Country
DB81304 10 hours 4 minutes
by Alex Grecian
read by Toby Leonard Moore
1890. The British Midlands is called the "Black Country" for a reason—bad things happen there. When members of a prominent family disappear from a coal-mining village and a human eyeball turns up in a bird's nest, the local constable sends for help from Scotland Yard's new Murder Squad. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Devil's Workshop
DB81305 9 hours 37 minutes
by Alex Grecian
read by John Curless
London, 1890. Four vicious murderers have escaped from prison—part of a plan gone terribly wrong—and now it is up to Scotland Yard's Murder Squad to hunt down the convicts before they can resume their bloody spree. Then the squad learns Jack the Ripper has joined the fugitives. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Yard
DB81303 14 hours 40 minutes
by Alex Grecian
read by Toby Leonard Moore
Victorian London is a cesspool of crime, and Scotland Yard has only twelve detectives—known as the Murder Squad—to investigate thousands of murders. Created after the Metropolitan Police’s spectacular failure to capture Jack the Ripper, the Murder Squad suffers public contempt. Then one of their twelve is murdered. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Herbie's Game
DB80387 11 hours 43 minutes
by Timothy Hallinan
read by John Polk
When Wattles, San Fernando Valley's top "executive crook," sets up a hit, he establishes a chain of criminals. Now someone has stolen his list of the chain's participants. Wattles hires burglar/PI Junior Bender. But the crime scene points to Herbie Mott, Junior's burglar mentor. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Hard Going: A Bill Slider Mystery
DB80155 10 hours 0 minutes
by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
read by Joe Wilson
When philanthropist Lionel Bygod is found dead after being bashed in the head with a bronze statue, all signs point to the victim knowing his killer. Slider and his team find themselves embroiled in an investigation that provides scant evidence or possible motive, but all too many suspects. 2013.

The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel
DB81256 10 hours 27 minutes
by Anthony Horowitz
read by Derek Jacobi
London, 1890; 221B Baker Street. Fine art dealer Edmund Carstairs visits Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson to beg for their help with a wanted criminal who has followed him from America. In the days that follow, Carstairs' home is robbed, his family is threatened, and a murder takes place. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

The Hunting Dogs
DB80388 9 hours 43 minutes
by Jørn Lier Horst
read by Alec Volz
Norwegian Chief Inspector William Wisting is suspended from his job when it is discovered that evidence from a long-ago abduction-murder case he worked on was planted. As Wisting's journalist daughter helps him reinvestigate, a similar abduction occurs. Originally published in Norwegian in 2012. Some violence. 2014.

The Blind Pig
DB80521 8 hours 16 minutes
by Jon A. Jackson
read by John Jessup
Detroit ninth-precinct Detective Sergeant Mulheisen has a puzzling case. A cop has killed an armed intruder in a garage, who is later identified as a mob hit man. His target was the homeowner—young trucking executive Jerry Vanni—but Mulheisen needs a motive. Strong language and some violence. 1978.

Deadly Stakes
DB80213 9 hours 7 minutes
by J.A. Jance
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Contacted to investigate the gruesome murder of a gold-digging divorcée on behalf of the woman accused of the crime, police-academy-trained former reporter Ali Reynolds is simultaneously drawn into another case that could be related. Now she must stop a dangerous killer from striking again. Some violence and some strong language. 2013.

Broadchurch
DB80652 11 hours 55 minutes
by Erin Kelly
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Novelization of the British television series by Chris Chibnall. In the small seaside town of Broadchurch, eleven-year-old Danny Latimer is found dead on the beach. Follows his anguished family and acquaintances as various townsfolk come under scrutiny in the murder investigation by newly transferred detective Alec Hardy and local Ellie Miller. Strong language. 2014.

Cat Trick: A Magical Cats Mystery
DB79611 9 hours 10 minutes
by Sofie Kelly
read by Cassandra Campbell
When Mayville Heights librarian Kathleen Paulson discovers the body of the unlikeable owner of a tour company on the boardwalk, she and her sleuthing cats can't help but get involved in the investigation—even if her beau, detective Marcus Gordon, would rather she didn't. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Final Catcall: A Magical Cats Mystery
DB79610 8 hours 49 minutes
by Sofie Kelly
read by Cassandra Campbell
When theater festival director Hugh Davis is shot to death, he leaves behind evidence of blackmail and fraud, as well as an ensemble of suspects. Now librarian Kathleen Paulson—with help from felines Owen and Hercules—must catch the killer before another victim takes a final curtain call. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

A Midwinter's Tail: A Magical Cats Mystery
DB79612 8 hours 43 minutes
by Sofie Kelly
read by Cassandra Campbell
This holiday season Mayville Heights librarian Kathleen Paulson has her hands full hosting a fundraising event. And when a guest at the gala drops dead, Kathleen's uncanny cats, Owen and Hercules, have their paws full helping her solve the murder. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Missing Place
DB80189 12 hours 4 minutes
by Sophie Littlefield
read by Suzanne Toren
When Colleen's son Paul disappears from his oil-rig job, she flies to North Dakota to find him. She learns that another young man also went missing and that his mother is already there investigating. The two very different women team up. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Handsome Man's Deluxe Café
DB80586 9 hours 15 minutes
by Alexander McCall Smith
read by J. Michael McCullough
PI Precious Ramotswe and her newly promoted partner, Grace Makutsi, must help an amnesiac woman learn her identity and figure out why she is in Botswana. Meanwhile Grace discovers it isn't easy to launch a fashionable restaurant, and the owner of the agency's neighboring business makes a difficult decision. 2014.

Books Can Be Deceiving; Due or Die; Book, Line, and Sinker; Read It and Weep; On Borrowed Time
DB80256 32 hours 47 minutes
by Jenn McKinlay
read by Mare Trevathan
Books one through five, written between 2011 and 2014, in the series featuring library director and amateur sleuth Lindsey Norris of Briar Creek, Connecticut. In Books Can Be Deceiving, Lindsey's friend and employee Beth Stanley, who aspires to write children’s books, is suspected of murdering her boyfriend, who was a famous writer. 2014.

Badlands
DB81174 11 hours 50 minutes
by Richard Montanari
read by Scott Brick
A runaway’s body was found in the basement of a tenement apartment in the North Philly district dubbed the Badlands. Oddly, the cause of death was drowning. Months later, a confession on the tip line sends detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano rushing to make an arrest. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

The Doll Maker
DB81255 13 hours 35 minutes
by Richard Montanari
read by Scott Brick
A murdered girl is posed on a newly painted bench at the train depot, with a formal invitation to a tea dance in a week's time. Seven days later, two more young victims are discovered with an identical invitation. Philadelphia detectives Byrne and Balzano have a week to find the link. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Merciless
DB81172 13 hours 10 minutes
by Richard Montanari
read by Scott Brick
Karen sits at the edge of Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River, dressed in a flowing gown, and dead. Homicide cops Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano uncover a plethora of eerie clues, but the identity of Karen’s pitiless killer remains a mystery. Then another victim is found upriver. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2007.

The Stolen Ones
DB81254 13 hours 13 minutes
by Richard Montanari
read by William Hope
Luther Wade grew up in a warehouse for the criminally insane. Two decades ago the hospital closed, but Luther never left. Meanwhile, a two-year-old girl found wandering the Philadelphia streets late at night by detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano may hold the key to solving a string of murders. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Rose Gold: An Easy Rawlins Mystery
DB79607 10 hours 49 minutes
by Walter Mosley
read by J.D. Jackson
Revolutionaries have kidnapped college student Rosemary Goldsmith, the daughter of a weapons manufacturer. If their demands aren't met, "Rose Gold" will die—horribly and publicly. So the LAPD, FBI, and State Department turn to PI Easy Rawlins, the one man who can resolve this dangerous standoff. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Ghosts of Belfast; Collusion; Stolen Souls; The Final Silence
DB80780 41 hours 30 minutes
by Stuart Neville
read by Joe Wilson
Four novels written between 2009 and 2014 in the series about Detective Inspector Jack Lennon from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Lennon has a bit part in the first entry, as an IRA killer tries to appease his victims' ghosts. Violence and strong language. 2014.

It Happens in the Dark
DB80281 12 hours 28 minutes
by Carol O'Connell
read by Faith Potts
A woman in the audience has a heart attack at a Broadway play, and the drunk playwright's throat is slit—at same time, same place—the following night. Detective Kathleen Mallory soon realizes that an unseen ghostwriter is directing the murders. Strong language and some violence. 2013.

The Body in the Boudoir and The Body in the Piazza
DB80391 19 hours 24 minutes
by Katherine Hall Page
read by J. Michael McCullough
Two mysteries featuring caterer and amateur sleuth Faith Fairchild. In The Body in the Boudoir, she thinks back on the mysteries surrounding her wedding to Reverend Thomas Fairchild. In The Body in the Piazza, the couple faces more mystery on their anniversary trip to Rome and Tuscany. 2013.

The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries: The Most Complete Collection of Impossible-Crime Stories Ever Assembled
DB80102 62 hours 38 minutes
edited by Otto Penzler
read by Gregory Gorton
Sixty-eight old and new stories and novellas about impossible crimes. Includes the first locked-room mystery: "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," by Edgar Allan Poe. Among the collection's authors are Agatha Christie, Georges Simenon, and Stephen King, with a tale of Watson outsmarting Holmes. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

A Christmas Hope
DB80689 4 hours 15 minutes
by Anne Perry
read by Erin Jones
At an 1868 London holiday party, well-to-do Claudine Burroughs no sooner meets and is charmed by poet Dai Traggaron than he is accused of murdering a streetwalker smuggled into the party. Certain he is being scapegoated, Claudine vows to prove his innocence. 2013.

A New York Christmas
DB80356 4 hours 0 minutes
by Anne Perry
read by J. Michael McCullough
In 1904, Thomas Pitt's daughter Jemima travels with Delphinia Cardew, who is to marry the aristocratic Brent Albright in a high-society New York wedding. Missing from the festivities is Delphinia's mother, Maria, who—sixteen years earlier—abandoned her daughter and disappeared. Jemima agrees to help the groom's brother find her. Some strong language. 2014.

Bäckström: He Who Kills the Dragon
DB81173 14 hours 5 minutes
by Leif G.W. Persson
read by Erik Davies
When a newspaper delivery boy finds a sixty-eight-year-old alcoholic lying dead in his apartment—beaten with a saucepan lid and hammer and then strangled—it looks like an open-and-shut murder case. But Hawaiian-shirt-clad Detective Superintendent Evert Bäckström of the Swedish National Murder Squad—a heavy drinker himself—believes differently. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Blue Labyrinth
DB79892 14 hours 13 minutes
by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
read by Rene Auberjonois
Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast finds one of his worst enemies dead on his doorstep. Pendergast has no idea who killed him or brought him to his home. A piece of turquoise in the corpse's stomach leads Pendergast to an abandoned mine on California's Salton Sea shore. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Hangman's Daughter and The Dark Monk
DB79907 31 hours 31 minutes
by Oliver Pötzsch
read by Jeremy Edwinn Gage
These first entries in the Hangman's Daughter Tales were translated in 2010 and 2012. In book one, set in 1659 Bavaria, hangman Jakob Kuisl must determine whether the tattoo on a drowning boy signifies witchcraft. Originally published in German in 2008 and 2009. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

Obsession in Death
DB80942 11 hours 18 minutes
by J.D. Robb
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
An attorney whom detective Eve Dallas has had problems with is murdered. A note at the scene from someone claiming to be Eve's friend explains that it was done as a favor to Eve. And that's just the first killing. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2015.

Life or Death
DB80781 13 hours 55 minutes
by Michael Robotham
read by John Chancer
Audie Palmer has spent ten years in a Texas prison for a robbery in which four people died and seven million dollars went missing. He has been beaten, stabbed, and threatened by inmates and guards who want the money. The day before Audie's release date, he suddenly vanishes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Lamentation
DB80897 25 hours 23 minutes
by C.J. Sansom
read by Steven Crossley
England, 1546. Matthew Shardlake, the Serjeant at Law from Heartstone (DB 75067), is summoned to court by Queen Catherine Parr. A book she wrote, a religious confession that could lose her the king's favor, has been stolen. Matthew is tasked with finding it, and discovers murder, conspiracies, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Tattoo Murder Case
DB80447 11 hours 14 minutes
by Akimitsu Takagi
read by Gary Tipton
Young doctor Kenzo Matsushita begins an affair with a married woman who has an elaborately tattooed torso. Horrified to find her murdered with her torso missing, Kenzo assists his police-detective brother in the investigation. Originally published in Japanese in 1947. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 1998.

Murder on Astor Place; Murder on St. Mark's Place; Murder on Gramercy Park
DB80853 26 hours 46 minutes
by Victoria Thompson
read by Kristin Allison
The first three books, written between 1999 and 2001, in a series featuring young widowed Sarah Brandt, who works as a midwife in early 1900s New York City. She assists Sergeant Frank Malloy when a young acquaintance is murdered in a boarding house. They continue their unofficial teamwork with other murders. 2001.

The Cold Song
DB80370 8 hours 2 minutes
by Linn Ullmann
read by Anne Hancock
A babysitter's relationship with the family she works for is revealed by the many details that come to implicate each character in her murder—implications that haunt them all once her body is found some years later. Originally published in Norwegian in 2011. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

This Night's Foul Work; An Uncertain Place; The Ghost Riders of Ordebec
DB80134 30 hours 50 minutes
by Fred Vargas
read by Jack Fox
Books five through seven, translated between 2008 and 2013, of the series featuring Paris's Commissaire Adamsberg. In The Ghost Riders of Ordebec, Adamsberg, despite having no jurisdiction, agrees to investigate the strange happenings in a town. Originally published in French between 2006 and 2011. Strong language and some violence. 2013.

The Chinese Shawl
DB79066 8 hours 5 minutes
by Patricia Wentworth
read by Diana Bishop
When Laura Fane travels to war-torn London for her inheritance, she meets her poisonous cousin Tanis. Through her, Laura meets and falls in love with a wounded pilot, making Tanis jealous. When Tanis is killed, it will take Miss Silver's astute skills to save the couple. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1943.

The Girl in the Cellar
DB79072 6 hours 28 minutes
by Patricia Wentworth
read by Diana Bishop
A woman suffers amnesia as she regains consciousness to find herself standing on cellar steps with a dead young woman down below. As she flees she runs into Miss Silver, who takes on this most mysterious case. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1950.

Poison in the Pen
DB79074 8 hours 32 minutes
by Patricia Wentworth
read by Diana Bishop
When anonymous poison pen letters arrive and unexplained deaths occur in the quiet, proper English village of Tilling Green, Detective Frank Abbott of Scotland Yard sends spinster sleuth Miss Silver to investigate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1955.

Occult and Horror

Monster Hunter International; Monster Hunter Vendetta; Monster Hunter Alpha
DB80117 63 hours 37 minutes
by Larry Correia
read by Andy Pyle
Books one through three, written between 2009 and 2011, feature a group of creature hunters at a premier eradication company. In Monster Hunter International CPA Owen Zastava Pitt tosses his crazed boss out the window and wakes up in the hospital to an odd job offer. Violence and strong language. 2011.

Monster Hunter Legion and Monster Hunter Nemesis
DB80138 27 hours 29 minutes
by Larry Correia
read by Todd Fox
Books four and five, written between 2012 and 2014, follow the adventures of hunters at a premier eradication company. In Monster Hunter Legion, Monster Hunter International faces stiff competition when an experimental creature gets loose at a hunters' convention in Las Vegas and the wagers fly. Violence and strong language. 2014.

Dead Spots
DB81038 12 hours 29 minutes
by Rhiannon Frater
read by Kristin Allison
Grieving over the stillbirth of her son and her tragic divorce, Mackenzie decides to take refuge in her childhood home. But a near accident on the trip sends her into a dead spot—a frightening in-between place of the living and the dead. Strong language and some violence. 2015.

Krewe of Hunters, Books 1–5
DB80383 45 hours 12 minutes
by Heather Graham
read by Mark Ashby
Books one through five, written between 2011 and 2012, feature paranormal investigators who solve difficult cases and strange murders. Five supernatural thrillers include: Phantom Evil, Heart of Evil, Sacred Evil, The Evil Inside, and The Unseen. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

Krewe of Hunters, Books 6–10
DB80465 53 hours 4 minutes
by Heather Graham
read by Joe Wilson
Books six through ten, written between 2012 and 2013, feature FBI paranormal investigators who solve unusual cases. Five supernatural thrillers include: The Unholy, The Unspoken, The Uninvited, The Night Is Watching, and The Night Is Alive. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Charley Davidson Series, Books 5–7
DB80601 29 hours 10 minutes
by Darynda Jones
read by Kristin Allison
Books five through seven, written between 2013 and 2014, featuring part-time private eye and full-time Grim Reaper, Charley Davidson. Paranormal tales include Fifth Grave Past the Light, Sixth Grave on the Edge, and Seventh Grave and No Body. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Revival
DB80231 14 hours 11 minutes
by Stephen King
read by Kurt Elftmann
In a small town in 1962, six-year-old Jamie Morton and his family are introduced to the new charismatic reverend Charles Jacobs. Then tragedy strikes the Jacobs family and the once-popular clergyman is banished. Years later, Jamie and Charles's reunion precipitates horrific events. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2014.

Saint Odd: An Odd Thomas Novel
DB80776 10 hours 39 minutes
by Dean Koontz
read by Erik Sandvold
In this conclusion to the Odd Thomas series, set after Deeply Odd (DB 77178), Odd finds himself drawn back to Pico Mundo. History repeats itself as Odd grapples with a satanic cult intent on destroying his hometown, amid dreams of Pico Mundo under water. Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

December Park
DB79788 19 hours 53 minutes
by Ronald Malfi
read by Graham Halstead
In the fall of 1993, in the quiet suburb of Harting Farms, children begin vanishing. The newspapers call the suspect the Piper, because he has come to take the children away. Vowing to stop the Piper's reign of terror, five boys search for clues in the forest. Strong language and some violence. 2014.

Drought
DB80440 10 hours 47 minutes
by Graham Masterton
read by Mike Stefanelli
A nationwide drought causes the taps to run dry, and ex-marine and social worker Martin Makepeace must take drastic action to protect his family. Corrupt politicians scheme to use the drought to their advantage. Violence and strong language. 2014.

Reign of Evil: A SEAL Team 666 Novel
DB80147 10 hours 25 minutes
by Weston Ochse
read by Jason Culp
When a group of Druids performing the Winter Solstice ceremony sacrifice the lives of innocent people—including the fiancée of a member of SEAL Team 666—ancient King Arthur is resurrected and sets his sights on cleansing his land of all who are not true Britons. Sequel to Age of Blood (DB 78185). Violence and strong language. 2014.

Rooms
DB80222 8 hours 19 minutes
by Lauren Oliver
read by Mare Trevathan
When wealthy Richard Walker dies, he leaves behind a country house full of rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime. Now his estranged family—bitter ex-wife Caroline, troubled teenage son Trenton, and unforgiving daughter Minna—have arrived for their inheritance. But the Walkers are not alone. Some strong language. 2014.

The Guild Hunter Series, Books 1–4
DB80194 49 hours 37 minutes
by Nalini Singh
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Books one through four, written between 2009 and 2011, featuring vampire hunter Elena Deveraux and the dangerous archangel Raphael, who hired her to hunt down one of his own. Includes: Angels' Blood, Archangel's Kiss, Archangel's Consort, and Archangel's Blade. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

Political Themes

Frog
DB81319 11 hours 36 minutes
by Mo Yan
read by Graeme Malcolm
Tadpole writes about his aunt, who was revered in her youth for her work as a midwife. When her lover defected, her own loyalty was questioned, so she began to ensure that her village strictly followed the one-child policy. Originally published in Chinese. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Mao Dun Literature Prize. 2009.

Psychological Themes

Life Drawing
DB79290 9 hours 58 minutes
by Robin Black
read by Cassandra Campbell
Augusta and Owen are artists who have moved from Philadelphia to the countryside. Three years after their move, their idyllic life is disrupted when a new neighbor arrives. British expatriate Allison is soon joined by her daughter Nora, and relationships are tested. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Mill River Recluse
DB79707 11 hours 0 minutes
by Darcie Chan
read by Amy Rubinate
Elderly, disfigured widow Mary Hayes McAllister lives alone in a white marble mansion overlooking the town of Mill River, Vermont. The mystery of Mary's early life is interwoven with the stories of the townspeople, and secrets are revealed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Mill River Redemption
DB79708 12 hours 10 minutes
by Darcie Chan
read by Amy Rubinate
Josie DiSanti's daughters, Emily and Rose, are called home to Mill River, Vermont, to settle their mother's estate after she dies. The sisters' animosity toward each other escalates as they fight for supremacy, until another tragedy forces them to evaluate the gifts they have. Sequel to The Mill River Recluse (DB 79707). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Adultery
DB79650 8 hours 10 minutes
by Paulo Coelho
read by Susan Denaker
Linda recognizes the blessings in her life: wealth, a job she enjoys, wonderful friends, a good husband, and perfect children. But all she wants to do is sleep her days away. To shake up her life, she begins an affair with an old boyfriend. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2014.

Wolf in White Van
DB79853 6 hours 25 minutes
by John Darnielle
read by Brian Hemmingsen
Sean Phillips, the creator of a text-based role-playing game, must revisit his own painful past when he is called to account for the disastrous effects of two players taking the game play into the real world. Sean reflects on the traumatic injury that began his isolation. Some strong language. 2014.

The Boy Who Followed Ripley and Ripley under Water
DB80211 20 hours 44 minutes
by Patricia Highsmith
read by Peter Johnson
Following The Talented Mr. Ripley; Ripley under Ground; Ripley’s Game (DB 50315) are these two final novels, written in 1972 and 1991, featuring Tom Ripley, whose past crimes include forgery, extortion, and murder. Living in France in Ripley under Water, he is recognized by an American couple and must again deploy his cruel talents. 1991.

The Dog
DB79593 10 hours 10 minutes
by Joseph O'Neill
read by Erik Davies
X has fled his position in a Manhattan law firm after breaking up with a colleague. His work as a family retainer in Dubai soon erodes his ethics and his mind. His assistant Ali appears to be the only non-corrupt person, but Ali's stateless status threatens. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Mother, Mother
DB77649 11 hours 46 minutes
by Koren Zailckas
read by Celeste Lawson
Josephine Hurst runs her household with an iron fist. Family members who don't live up to her expectations are cast aside and Josephine focuses her attentions on those who remain. But an incident involving daughter Violet prompts a visit from child protective services. Strong language and some violence. 2013.

Religious Themes

Vivian Apple at the End of the World
DB80700 8 hours 51 minutes
by Katie Coyle
read by Emily Pike Stewart
Seventeen-year-old Vivian Apple returns home after the alleged "rapture" to find her devout parents gone and two mysterious holes in the roof. Now that she has been left behind, Vivian searches for the truth. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Angels Walking
DB81036 10 hours 17 minutes
by Karen Kingsbury
read by Gabriella Cavallero
When baseball star Tyler Ames suffers a career-ending injury, all he desires is to put his life back together and restore a lost love. When he finds a job in a retirement home, Tyler befriends Virginia, an old woman with Alzheimer’s, who provides him with the answers he seeks. 2014.

Take This Cup: Jerusalem Chronicles, Book 2
DB80146 13 hours 11 minutes
by Bodie Thoene and Brock Thoene
read by John Polk
In exile with his parents, cupbearer Nehemiah begins hearing whispers and experiencing visions. His father and rabbi believe he is being called to service. They await revelation of Nehemiah's purpose when he sets out for Jerusalem to meet Joseph of Arimathea and Jesus of Nazareth. Sequel to When Jesus Wept (DB 79817). 2014.

Romance

I Want It That Way; As Long as You Love Me; The Shape of My Heart
DB80368 27 hours 9 minutes
by Ann Aguirre
read by Kristin Allison
In As Long as You Love Me, Lauren Barrett returns home to live with her divorced mom after losing her college scholarship. When she reconnects with her best friend's older brother, Rob Conrad, life in Nebraska suddenly holds appeal. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

In Bed with a Spy
DB80688 10 hours 3 minutes
by Alyssa Alexander
read by Erin Jones
Lilias Fairchild fights alongside the men at Waterloo to avenge her husband's death, earning herself the nickname the "Angel of Vengeance." Lilias must protect herself from a dashing British spy who is determined to capture her heart as danger swirls around them. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2014.

The Smuggler Wore Silk
DB80701 11 hours 23 minutes
by Alyssa Alexander
read by Theresa Conkin
Horrified to be threatened with retirement, British spy Julian Travers offers information about a smuggling ring and a traitor in hopes of persuading the spy master to deploy him on another mission—one that involves the mysterious Grace Hannah. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2014.

The Surrender Trilogy
DB79688 25 hours 45 minutes
by Maya Banks
read by Teresa Willis
Erotica trilogy includes Letting Go, Giving In, and Taking It All. In Letting Go, widowed Josslyn seeks the one thing her husband couldn't give her—dominance. She discovers an exclusive club to indulge in her fantasies, but her husband's best friend Dash has other plans. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Amish Blacksmith
DB79936 10 hours 42 minutes
by Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner
read by Gregory Maupin
Six years after the death of her mother in an accident, Priscilla Kinsinger returns to Lancaster County from Indiana. Her uncle asks his employee, blacksmith Jake Miller, to help Priscilla reconnect with community life. 2014.

Say Yes to the Marquess
DB80741 9 hours 46 minutes
by Tessa Dare
read by Erin Jones
After waiting eight years for her intended to marry her, Clio Whitmore scrapes together a wicked plan to end her engagement. But Rafe Brandon is determined to get Clio wedded to his brother, and begins a romantic seduction in honor of his brother that backfires. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2015.

Captivated by You
DB80298 10 hours 24 minutes
by Sylvia Day
read by Kristin Allison
Although married, Eva wants to see a therapist over her feelings for former lover Brett, but her husband Gideon sees this as a type of betrayal. Both work on old wounds and relationship insecurities. Sequel to Entwined with You (DB 77139). Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Drake's Rakes, Books 4–5
DB80526 22 hours 7 minutes
by Eileen Dreyer
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Books four and five, written between 2013 and 2014, feature couples engaged in espionage. In Once a Rake, Ian flees after being falsely accused and finds himself at the mercy of a lady. In Twice Tempted, a dashing spy vows to protect sisters from assassins. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2014.

Razor Wire
DB80595 5 hours 34 minutes
by Lauren Gallagher
read by Teresa Willis
Two female cops are drawn together by a terrible crime. Reese discovers that there is more than she knew to Kim, who is dealing with the aftermath of being raped and impregnated by a superior officer determined to keep her quiet. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Love without End
DB80816 6 hours 35 minutes
by Robin Lee Hatcher
read by Teresa Willis
After the sudden death of her husband, Kimberly Welch struggles in her relationship with her cantankerous teenage daughter. But help arrives in the form of Chet Leonard, who has suffered a loss of his own, and the two bond when he volunteers to tame the teen’s horse. 2014.

April Gold; Kerry; Ladybird
DB80254 26 hours 57 minutes
by Grace Livingston Hill
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Three Christian romances. In April Gold, Marilla Reed starts life anew after her comfortable world turns into hardship. An unpublished book leads Kerry Kavanaugh to investigate the circumstances surrounding her father's death in Kerry. And in Ladybird, Fraley MacPherson begins a perilous journey east in search of a home. 2013.

How the Scoundrel Seduces
DB80197 10 hours 27 minutes
by Sabrina Jeffries
read by Theresa Conkin
While trying to ensure that his half brother George can never ruin his life again, investigator Tristan Bonnaud, one of the Duke's Men, is hired by Lady Zoe Keane to find a gypsy woman who knows all of her family's secrets. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Montana Bride
DB79848 10 hours 2 minutes
by Joan Johnston
read by Suzanne Duvall
After the unfortunate death of a mail-order bride on the Oregon trail, Hetty Wentworth decides to take her place and marry a handsome man in the Montana territory. But deceptions may ruin her one chance at happiness. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Lost and Found in Cedar Cove
DB81269 1 hour 10 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by Lorelei King
Jo Marie has big rose-garden plans for her bed-and-breakfast's open house and, with the help of handyman Mark Taylor, her dreams are possible. But a problem arises when beloved rescue dog Rover is missing, and then Mark abruptly leaves too. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Marriage Charm
DB80815 9 hours 10 minutes
by Linda Lael Miller
read by Carol Dines
Soon after the events of The Marriage Pact (DB 79194), Melody thinks her turn for a husband has come. Police chief Spence holds her attention, but she’s unsure if this charmer is marriage material. And despite his reputation, Spence finds himself drawn to Melody. Some descriptions of sex. 2015.

One Plus One
DB79917 12 hours 18 minutes
by Jojo Moyes
read by various narrators
Single mother Jess Thomas is struggling to raise her ten-year-old math-genius daughter, Tanzie, and teenage stepson, Nicky. To give Tanzie a chance at a prestigious school, they fly to England and take a road trip to Scotland with technology wizard Ed Nicholls. Nothing goes as planned. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2014.

Indecent Proposal
DB80438 11 hours 46 minutes
by Molly O'Keefe
read by Carol Dines
After one hot interlude, Ryan Kaminski can't believe she is pregnant with the baby of ambitious political candidate Harrison Montgomery. As scandal brews, Harrison bullies Ryan to accept the public position of becoming his wife, but love isn't part of the offer. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Wyoming Strong
DB80744 8 hours 12 minutes
by Diana Palmer
read by Suzanne Duvall
Fate intervenes to bring archenemies Wofford "Wolf" Patterson and Sara Brandon together on neighboring Wyoming ranches. But as love takes root between them, they cast their differences aside and see each other in a whole new light. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Anna and the French Kiss
DB81201 10 hours 28 minutes
by Stephanie Perkins
read by Kim Mai Guest
When Anna Oliphant’s father—a bestselling novelist—sends her to an elite American boarding school in Paris for her senior year of high school, she is less than thrilled. But Anna befriends a boy, and soon they both yearn for something more. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2011.

Isla and the Happily Ever After
DB79595 8 hours 40 minutes
by Stephanie Perkins
read by Grace Blewer
Isla has had a crush on classmate Josh since their freshman year at the School of America in Paris, but after a chance encounter over the summer in Manhattan they return to France for their senior year, where they are forced to confront challenges every young couple in love must face. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Lola and the Boy Next Door
DB81176 9 hours 0 minutes
by Stephanie Perkins
read by Shannon McManus
Seventeen-year-old Lola, a budding costume designer, lives in San Francisco with her two dads and her dog Betsy. Lola is happily dating punk rocker Max—until the Bell twins move back in next door, complicating her life. Descriptions of sex and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2011.

What a Wallflower Wants
DB80699 9 hours 29 minutes
by Maya Rodale
read by Theresa Conkin
A survivor of a sexual assault, Miss Prudence Merryweather Payton travels to her finishing school's reunion to face the continual questions about why she remains unwed. But circumstances and a handsome stranger lead Prudence and her heart, in a different direction. Some violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Beauty's Kingdom
DB81370 15 hours 30 minutes
by A.N. Roquelaure
read by various narrators
Beauty and her husband Laurent, from Beauty's Release (DB 41076), return to Bellavalten as the new king and queen. However, they require that all the servitude in the kingdom be voluntary, and many aristocrats from neighboring countries travel to Bellavalten to learn the sensual arts. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Girl Online
DB81046 8 hours 7 minutes
by Zoe Sugg
read by Mare Trevathan
Under the alias GirlOnline, British teen Penny secretly blogs about school dramas, boys, her family, and the panic attacks she's suffered from lately. When a supposed friend posts an unflattering video of Penny that goes viral, her parents drag her to New York for a holiday adventure. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

My Beautiful Enemy
DB80542 9 hours 55 minutes
by Sherry Thomas
read by Emily Pike Stewart
Beautiful and daring, martial-arts expert Catherine Blade craves freedom. But when a man from her past, Captain Leighton Atwood, unexpectedly reappears in her life, Catherine's world alters dramatically. Some violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Christmas at Twilight
DB80381 9 hours 3 minutes
by Lori Wilde
read by Colleen Delany
A pepper spray attack from a strange woman living in his house isn't what veteran Hutch expects for his homecoming to Twilight, Texas. Jane sets down the ground rules if he plans to stay, and the damaged duo realize they need each other. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Science Fiction

Consider Phlebas: A Culture Novel
DB81358 16 hours 29 minutes
by Iain M. Banks
read by Peter Kenny
War rages across the galaxy. The Idirans fight for Faith, while the Culture fights for its right to exist. Within a labyrinth on a barren world lies a fugitive Mind ship, sought by both. A crew of mercenaries led by Horza, a Changer, also seeks it. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2005.

Golden Son
DB80643 19 hours 0 minutes
by Pierce Brown
read by J.P. Linton
Darrow, from Red Rising (DB 78253), infiltrates the world of the Golds. He is torn as he discovers friendship and love but also feels the loyalty to the Reds he left behind. He must decide upon his path. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Girl in the Road
DB80891 11 hours 10 minutes
by Monica Byrne
read by various narrators
In parallel narratives, two women—from two different time periods—begin arduous quests across difficult landscapes. Meena is from 2068 and leaves her home in India to cross a floating bridge to Africa. Mariama is a child slave in the early twenty-first century fleeing Mauritania for Ethiopia. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Deaths of Tao
DB79841 15 hours 26 minutes
by Wesley Chu
read by Andy Pyle
The war between the Genjix and the Prophus is coming to a climax, after the events of The Lives of Tao (DB 78240). Both factions are preparing to leave Earth, but before they do, the Genjix plan to eliminate the human race. Violence and some strong language. 2013.

Honor among Thieves: Star Wars
DB81195 9 hours 54 minutes
by James S.A. Corey
read by various narrators
In the time after the destruction of the Death Star, Leia recruits Han to extract a high-level spy from the heart of the Empire. But when Han locates the agent, Scarlet Hark, she's determined to remain behind enemy lines to complete a particular mission. Sequel to Razor's Edge (DB 81194). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Book of Strange New Things
DB80238 19 hours 30 minutes
by Michel Faber
read by Josh Cohen
Peter Leigh leaves home when he is hired by the shadowy USIC corporation to minister to a newly colonized planet, Oasis. He exchanges messages with his wife, Bea, who describes Earth's deepening crises. The longer he stays, however, the more he learns about Oasis's mysterious origins. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Heir to the Jedi: Star Wars
DB81193 9 hours 4 minutes
by Kevin Hearne
read by Marc Thompson
The Galactic Civil War rages on after the destruction of the Death Star, and Luke Skywalker struggles to learn more about the Force without any aid. Luke, R2-D2, and a new ally must liberate a valuable Empire asset and deliver her safely to the Alliance. Sequel to Honor among Thieves (DB 81195). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Dust
DB80536 12 hours 9 minutes
by Hugh Howey
read by Jeff Allin
Juliette, from The Wool Omnibus (DB 75396), is now mayor of Silo 18. Factions within the Silo jockey for position as Juliette learns more and more about the world beyond the silos and those who created the silos in the first place. Some violence and some strong language. 2013.

City of Savages
DB81057 10 hours 42 minutes
by Lee Kelly
read by Mary Kane
The Red Allies turned New York into a POW camp. When sisters Sky and Phee discover their mother's hidden journal from the war's outbreak and meet a group of English strangers, they discover long-kept secrets about both their mother and the island. Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

Artemis Awakening
DB81259 10 hours 24 minutes
by Jane M. Lindskold
read by Joe Barrett
Artemis was an engineered pleasure planet with just enough possibility of danger to please visitors. Centuries later, the Empire is shattered and Artemis has become fable, until rumors send archaeologist Griffin looking. Stranded after a crash, he meets Adara and her psych-linked companion, the puma Sand Shadow. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Galaxy Game
DB81253 11 hours 12 minutes
by Karen Lord
read by Robin Miles
Rafi watched his family suffer for years under his father's unethical use of psionic power. When the government begins monitoring him, Rafi flees to the planet Punartam, where his abilities are considered normal and he can train in wallrunning. Unrest spreads, however, and the Zhinuvian cartel's plots bring new danger. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Tarkin: Star Wars
DB80902 9 hours 29 minutes
by James Luceno
read by Euan Morton
A distinguished soldier and leader, Wilhuff Tarkin appears loyal to the Republic and a trusted ally of the Jedi Order. Unbeknownst to his comrades, however, the Sith Lord who would be emperor is grooming him. Tarkin and Darth Vader pave the way for the Empire's supremacy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Old Venus
DB81257 22 hours 18 minutes
edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois
read by various narrators
The planet Venus has long loomed large in the imaginations of science fiction writers. Here, that steamy, swampy, jungle world with strange creatures lurking amid the dripping vegetation is explored in sixteen stories. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

A New Dawn: Star Wars
DB81326 12 hours 41 minutes
by John Jackson Miller
read by Marc Thompson
Emperor Palpatine brought peace through brutal repression. Even as he tightens his iron grip, others begin questioning his means and motives, and those whose lives were destroyed by him lie in wait about the galaxy. Set in the "Dark Times" between Episodes III and IV. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Remaining
DB81247 11 hours 8 minutes
by D.J. Molles
read by Joe Wilson
Captain Lee Harden waits in a bunker twenty feet below his home while a plague ravages the planet. It destroys its victims' humanity, leaving only base instincts, turning the infected into hyper-aggressive predators. Now Harden must leave the bunker and venture into the wasteland. Violence and strong language. 2012.

The Returned
DB77460 10 hours 20 minutes
by Jason Mott
read by Brian Hemmingsen
Harold and Lucille Hargrave are visited by a man from the Bureau and their long-dead eight-year-old son, Jacob. All over the world, people are mysteriously returning to life. 2013.

On Her Majesty's Behalf: The Great Undead War; Book II
DB80774 10 hours 53 minutes
by Joseph Nassise
read by Erik Sandvold
In an alternate history of World War I, when corpse gas has resurrected the dead to fight anew, Major Michael "Madman" Burke leads his team on a mission to save the British royal family. In a war-ravaged London, they face not only zombies but undead super-soldiers. Sequel to By the Blood of Heroes (DB 74703). Violence. 2014.

Touch
DB80894 12 hours 43 minutes
by Claire North
read by Peter Kenny
Josephine doesn't understand why a strange man has just murdered her, but Kepler, the ghost who is riding along in her body, does. Kepler was murdered a long time ago but learned to switch bodies. Now Kepler can jump to any body, at any time. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Dead Lands
DB81371 13 hours 33 minutes
by Benjamin Percy
read by Holter Graham
The world devastated by a super-flu and nuclear fallout, mankind lives in outposts like the Sanctuary, previously St. Louis. A rider comes from the wasteland reporting on life to the west, including a rising army. A small group departs, hoping to reunite the states. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Lock In
DB79538 20 hours 57 minutes
by John Scalzi
read by various narrators
New FBI agent Chris Shane and his partner must discover who committed a murder: the man who owns the body at the scene or the mind he rented it to. Contains two complete versions of the book: one narrated by Wil Wheaton and the other by Amber Benson. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Grasshopper Jungle: A History
DB80786 9 hours 20 minutes
by Andrew Smith
read by Philip Church
Austin Szerba and his best friend Robby accidentally unleash an army of unstoppable giant bugs and uncover the secrets of a decades-old experiment gone terribly wrong. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Near Enemy: A Spademan Novel
DB80708 7 hours 15 minutes
by Adam Sternbergh
read by Mike Stefanelli
A year after the events of Shovel Ready (DB 78278), Spademan accepts a job to snuff out someone named Lesser. But when Lesser claims terrorists have found ways to infiltrate the limnosphere and hijack it from the inside, Spademan learns he has more dangerous enemies than he ever realized. Violence and strong language. 2015.

Influx
DB80228 13 hours 28 minutes
by Daniel Suarez
read by Mark Ashby
When physicist Jon Grady creates a gravity mirror, he receives a visit from the Bureau of Technology Control. He resists their offer to further develop his discovery in secret and is thrown into a high-tech prison, where he joins a rebellion against them. Strong language and some violence. 2014.

Love in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
DB81199 10 hours 38 minutes
by Judd Trichter
read by Luke Daniels
In late-twenty-first-century California, Eliot falls in love with a beautiful android named Iris. Such love is dangerous anywhere but Avernus. On their way, however, Iris is kidnapped and sold. Eliot vows to track down her scattered parts and seek revenge. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Archetype
DB79699 10 hours 15 minutes
by M.D. Waters
read by Khristine Hvam
When Emma wakes from a coma, she finds her husband, Declan, waiting for her. When she dreams, however, it is of a camp where girls are trained to be the perfect wife. She begins to question her own identity and whether Declan is really her husband. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Echopraxia
DB80906 11 hours 46 minutes
by Peter Watts
read by Mark Delgado
In the twenty-second century, biologist Daniel Brüks is a living fossil in a world where biology has turned computational. Despite attempting to hide from humanity (and its many subspecies), he is now trapped on a ship bound for the center of the solar system. Violence and strong language. 2014.

Like a Mighty Army
DB79681 37 hours 0 minutes
by David Weber
read by Erik Sandvold
After the events of Midst Toil and Tribulation (DB 75626), Merlin Athrawes and his followers struggle to stabilize Charis, now that it has broken away from the Church of God Awaiting. Ushering in steam technology, Merlin knows the fight for independence still boils. Violence. 2013.

Razor's Edge: Star Wars
DB81194 9 hours 59 minutes
by Martha Wells
read by January LaVoy
After a treacherous trade deal, Leia and Han must flee into territory controlled by pirates, and Leia discovers they hail from her own destroyed planet, Alderaan. As Imperials close in on them, Leia is determined to help her kin, though she does not fully trust them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Cobra Slave: Cobra Rebellion, Book 1
DB80550 11 hours 44 minutes
by Timothy Zahn
read by Jon Huffman
The Cobra worlds are at a stalemate with the alien Troft. While they monitor the situation, another empire, the Dominion of Man, attacks and attempts to enslave the Cobras. But their enemies have underestimated these battle-tested warriors. Some violence. 2013.

Short Stories

Toronto Noir
DB80611 8 hours 11 minutes
edited by Janine Armin and Nathaniel G. Moore
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Crime stories set in North America's most multicultural city outside of Miami—known also for its cold winters, strong beer, and transportation options. The sixteen entries include Peter Robinson's "Walking the Dog," in which a husband and wife each plan the other's murder. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Incurables
DB80795 6 hours 57 minutes
by Mark Brazaitis
read by Steven Carpenter
The ten stories collected here share a setting of Sherman, Ohio, and a sensibility of dark subjects married to an offbeat sense of humor. The author afflicts his small-town residents with either devastating losses, cringe-worthy embarrassments, or sometimes both. Some descriptions of sex. 2012.

Kingston Noir
DB80580 10 hours 3 minutes
edited by Colin Channer
read by John Polk
Eleven crime stories set in the Jamaican capital look beyond the tourist attractions of the island. In Ian Thompson's "A Grave Undertaking," a fifty-four-year-old New Yorker—financing his vacation to Kingston by writing an article about Afro-Caribbean funerary customs—dies there. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2012.

So Much a Part of You
DB80478 5 hours 46 minutes
by Polly Dugan
read by Sandy Rustin
Collection of ten interconnected stories featuring college friends Anne Cavanaugh and Anna Riley, with Peter Herring, who circles in and out of both women’s lives. “Kitten Story” features animal-care technician Lindsay as she cares for her animal—and human—patients. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Manila Noir
DB80578 6 hours 24 minutes
edited by Jessica Hagedorn
read by Erin Jones
Fourteen crime stories set in the intense, teeming capital of the Philippines. In F.H. Batacan's "Comforter of the Afflicted," a priest who is helping his cop friend with a murder investigation learns that the female victim helped other women escape domestic violence. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Single, Carefree, Mellow
DB80684 7 hours 11 minutes
by Katherine Heiny
read by various narrators
Collection of eleven stories examining the ways humans are unfaithful to each other, both consciously and unconsciously. "Blue Heron Bridge" shows how a woman focused on physiques has an affair with a personal trainer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Venice Noir
DB80583 9 hours 31 minutes
edited by Maxim Jakubowski
read by Alec Volz
Fourteen crime stories set in the city built on water. In Francesco Ferracin's "The Comedy Is Over," a thirty-four-year-old woman is leaving a club when she is attacked by two young men who steal her car before raping and killing her friend. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

Wait for Signs: Twelve Longmire Stories
DB80233 5 hours 17 minutes
by Craig Johnson
read by Jeff Allin
A dozen stories feature Wyoming sheriff Walt Longmire. Includes an introduction by Lou Diamond Phillips, who acts in the television series Longmire. In "Slick-Tongued Devil," Longmire's late wife's obituary is mistakenly rerun six years later—bringing a scamming Bible salesman to his door. Some strong language. 2014.

Barcelona Noir
DB80581 7 hours 30 minutes
edited by Adriana V. López and Carmen Ospina
read by Ray Foushee
Fourteen crime stories reveal a side of Catalonia's capital never found on walking tours. In Teresa Solana's "The Offering," a young doctor at a hospital morgue discovers that a shy, unattractive, hospital secretary who committed suicide has the most beautiful organs. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

Hall of Small Mammals
DB80835 8 hours 35 minutes
by Thomas Pierce
read by MacLeod Andrews
Stories occurring at the confluence of the cosmic and the commonplace. The characters include a fossil-hunter, a comedian, a hot-air balloon pilot, parents and children, and believers and nonbelievers. All are struggling to understand the absurdity and magnitude of existence. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Something Rich and Strange: Selected Stories
DB81165 14 hours 55 minutes
by Ron Rash
read by Joe Wilson
Collection of thirty-four previously published short stories from the author of The Cove (DB 75089) and Chemistry and Other Stories (DB 68269). In the title story, a young girl on vacation slips into a river. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. ALA Notable Book. 2014.

Spoiled Brats: Stories
DB80336 3 hours 56 minutes
by Simon Rich
read by Simon Rich
Collection of humorous short stories by the author of What in God's Name (DB 76057). In "Selling Out," Jewish immigrant Herschel Rich falls into a vat of pickling brine and wakes up perfectly preserved eighty years later, ready to move in with his great-great-grandson, Simon. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Rome Noir
DB80582 7 hours 50 minutes
edited by Chiara Stangalino and Maxim Jakubowski
read by Barry Bernson
Crime stories set in the Italian city that—according to legend—owes its origin to a murder by a crown-grabbing brother. The sixteen entries include Carlo Lucarelli's "Beret," in which a cop's last-minute decision to ditch his sweaty hat saves his life. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2009.

Mexico City Noir
DB80608 5 hours 5 minutes
edited by Paco Ignacio Taibo II
read by Catherine Byers
Anthology of twelve crime stories set in Mexico's capital is divided into three parts: Above the Law, Dead Men Walking, and Suffocation City. Editor and contributor Paco Ignacio Taibo II's "The Corner" centers on a novelist's suggestion for dealing with a crime-ridden intersection. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2010.

The Witch: And Other Tales Re-Told
DB80520 8 hours 10 minutes
by Jean Thompson
read by Kate Kiley
Eight short stories from the author of Who Do You Love (DB 69435), retelling classic fairytales. In the title story, a brother and sister find themselves in foster care under the dubious protection of a nasty woman. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Water Museum
DB81362 6 hours 24 minutes
by Luis Alberto Urrea
read by Luis Alberto Urrea
Thirteen contemporary short stories from Mexican-American author Urrea, best known for his historical sagas. The stories, most set in the Southwest, reflect both sides of the author’s heritage, often tackling serious issues such as culture clash with dark humor. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Spies and Espionage

Rain on the Dead
DB80554 9 hours 0 minutes
by Jack Higgins
read by Alec Volz
An attempt by two Chechen mercenaries' to kill the former U.S. president Jake Cazalet in Nantucket is thwarted by black ops specialist Sean Dillon and his colleague, Afghan war hero Captain Sara Gideon. Dillon uncovers something that leads him to believe that the next terrorist attempt will be much worse. Violence and strong language. 2014.

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Ascendancy
DB81360 14 hours 53 minutes
by Eric Van Lustbader
read by Holter Graham
Jason Bourne has been hired to impersonate a high-level government minister at a political summit in Qatar to protect the minister from assassination. But when gunmen storm the room and kill all but Bourne, he learns that their target is not his client, but Bourne himself. Sequel to Bourne Retribution (DB 78665). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Imperative: A New Jason Bourne Novel
DB81359 13 hours 53 minutes
by Eric Van Lustbader
read by Holter Graham
Bourne recalls his own amnesia upon fishing from the sea a nearly drowned man with no memory and a gunshot wound. Mossad agent Rebeka cuts ties in a desperate attempt to find the man. Bourne wonders if answers lie in the secret encampment he and Rebeka escaped. Sequel to Bourne Dominion (DB 73975). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Into a Raging Blaze
DB80187 18 hours 28 minutes
by Andreas Norman
read by Maggie Mash
Carina Dymek, EU Coordinator for the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is attending an international meeting in Brussels when a man presses a USB storage device into her hand. Carina is shocked by the contents—high-level plans for a new pan-European intelligence service, bound by few, if any, national laws. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Sports

Red or Dead
DB79669 36 hours 19 minutes
by David Peace
read by Dan Bloom
Fictionalized biography of Bill Shankly, a Scottish working-class man who—in 1959 Liverpool, England—took over the poorly performing Liverpool Football Club and transformed it, to the delight of the city. 2013.

Suspense

White Plague
DB80462 11 hours 15 minutes
by James Abel
read by Ray Porter
In remote, frozen waters of the Arctic Ocean, the technically advanced submarine USS Montana is adrift and in flames. And something that threatens the world is on board. The only team close enough to reach it in time is led by Marine doctor and bioterror expert Joe Rush. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Marco Effect: A Department Q Novel
DB79749 18 hours 26 minutes
by Jussi Adler-Olsen
read by Alec Volz
Fifteen-year-old Marco flees after discovering a dead body linked to the criminal activities of Marco's gypsy uncle Zola, who has been forcing Marco to beg and steal. Meanwhile, Detective Carl Mørck and his assistants are looking for the missing man. Translated from Danish. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Five
DB80429 13 hours 36 minutes
by Ursula Archer
read by Emily Maixner
A woman is found dead in a field with tattooed GPS coordinates on her feet—the first clue in a serial killer's geocaching treasure hunt. Salzburg detective inspector Beatrice Kaspary races to identify targeted victims before they are killed. Originally published in German in 2012. Violence and some strong language. 2012.

The Escape
DB80178 14 hours 54 minutes
by David Baldacci
read by various narrators
U.S. Army special agent John Puller is the man they call to investigate the toughest crimes facing the nation. But he is unprepared to hunt the most formidable and brilliant prey he has ever tracked—his own brother. Imprisoned for treason and national security crimes, Robert has now inexplicably escaped. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Memory Man
DB81260 13 hours 18 minutes
by David Baldacci
read by various narrators
Amos Decker's pro career ended immediately with a violent helmet-to-helmet collision, which also left him with the inability to forget anything. The second life-altering event happened two decades later, when police detective Decker returned from a stakeout to find his wife, young daughter, and brother-in-law murdered. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Killer Instinct: A Naturals Novel
DB80257 8 hours 32 minutes
by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
read by Kristin Allison
Seventeen-year-old Cassie and her fellow teen criminal profilers, sanctioned by the FBI, work to solve a string of murders carried out by a copycat serial killer. Sequel to The Naturals (DB 77826). Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

The Discarded: A Jonathan Quinn Novel
DB79905 10 hours 0 minutes
by Brett Battles
read by John Haag
Seven years ago, Orlando's mentor, Abraham, accepted an assignment to courier a package out of Japan—not realizing it was a four-year-old girl. After reluctantly relinquishing her, Abraham has been trying ever since to ascertain that she is safe. When he gets close, Quinn and Orlando assist. Violence and strong language. 2014.

Cemetery Girl
DB80299 10 hours 51 minutes
by David Bell
read by John Jessup
Tom's daughter, Caitlin, disappeared while walking the dog four years ago, when she was twelve. Although his estranged wife had a memorial service, Tom still holds out hope that Caitlin is alive. But when his dream comes true, it is quite different than he imagined. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2011.

The Forgotten Girl
DB80319 10 hours 20 minutes
by David Bell
read by James Konicek
Almost thirty years ago, on high school graduation night, Jason's best friend disappeared after they fought over a girl. Now married and back in his hometown, Jason learns that the search for his friend has reopened. Meanwhile Jason's long-estranged addict sister shows up, clean, but needing a big favor. Strong language. 2014.

The Hiding Place
DB80320 11 hours 42 minutes
by David Bell
read by Laura Giannarelli
Twenty-five years ago, when she was seven, Janet Manning's four-year-old brother, Justin, vanished from a playground. His body was found buried nearby and a suspect convicted of the murder. Now a man claiming to be Justin appears, and Janet's childhood friend returns with news of that fateful day. Strong language. 2012.

Broken Monsters
DB79613 13 hours 26 minutes
by Lauren Beukes
read by various narrators
Detroit. Detective Gabriella Versado is called to a scene where half of a young boy's body was grafted onto half of a deer. As she searches for the killer, reporter Jonno Haim tries to make a name for himself by hunting the killer on his own. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Endangered
DB81105 10 hours 19 minutes
by C.J. Box
read by John Jessup
When Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett's adopted daughter April is found severely battered and unconscious in a ditch, he immediately suspects Dallas Cates—April's rodeo-cowboy boyfriend. As April's condition remains critical, Mrs. Cates begins an intense campaign to protect her son. Violence and some strong language. 2015.

Mean Streak
DB79712 11 hours 50 minutes
by Sandra Brown
read by Jonathan Davis
Pediatrician and marathon runner Emory Charbonneau disappears on a North Carolina mountain road. By the time her husband reports her missing, the trail has grown cold. Suffering from an unexplained head injury, Emory regains consciousness and finds herself held captive by a stranger with a violent past. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

One Kick
DB80512 9 hours 51 minutes
by Chelsea Cain
read by Jennifer Hubbard
A pedophile and his wife filmed Kick Lannigan for five years after abducting her at age six. A decade after her rescue, a wealthy young man demands that Kick use her history and skills to help him rescue two recently kidnapped children. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Killing Season
DB81108 11 hours 16 minutes
by Mason Cross
read by Joe Wilson
Two weeks before his scheduled execution, serial killer Caleb Wardell escapes. The FBI hires specially skilled Carter Blake—who has crossed paths with Wardell before—to help bring him down. Blake and Special Agent Elaine Banner team up as Wardell restarts his random-victim killing spree. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The October List
DB80895 6 hours 50 minutes
by Jeffrey Deaver
read by January LaVoy
Two days ago, Gabriela's life was normal. Then, out of the blue, she gets word that her six-year-old daughter has been taken. She's given an ultimatum: pay half a million dollars and find a mysterious document known as the "October List" within thirty hours, or she'll never see her child again. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Perfidia
DB79605 28 hours 19 minutes
by James Ellroy
read by Craig Wasson
The hellish murder of a Japanese family in 1941 Los Angeles brings together four people: a gifted, ambitious, liquored-up LAPD captain who is consumed by dubious ideology; an ex-IRA killer turned fledgling war profiteer; a Japanese police chemist; and a twenty-one-year-old adventure-seeking dilettante. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

An Untamed State
DB80159 10 hours 46 minutes
by Roxane Gay
read by Anne Hancock
On the way to a family outing at the ocean, Mireille is kidnapped by revolutionaries outside of her father's Port-au-Prince estate. As she waits for her father to pay her ransom, she endures many abuses by her kidnappers. Once released, she searches for redemption. Violence and explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

When We Were Animals
DB81361 9 hours 52 minutes
by Joshua Gaylord
read by Suehyla El-attar
A small, insular town has a violent custom. On the full moon, the teens in the town go "breach," running naked and wild through the streets while others hide in their homes. As her time comes, Lumen must decide whether or not she will participate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Die Again
DB80505 10 hours 36 minutes
by Tess Gerritsen
read by Theresa Conkin
Six years ago, a killer on an African safari started picking off members of his group. Now, Boston detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles investigate the connected murder of a taxidermist who was strung up and gutted after skinning a rare leopard. Violence and strong language. 2014.

The Distance
DB79592 13 hours 30 minutes
by Helen Giltrow
read by Rachel Atkins
London socialite Charlotte Alton has left behind her criminal profession, but a former client—an ex-special forces sniper turned killer-for-hire—insists she help him with one more job. He must eliminate a female inmate inside an experimental prison colony and Charlotte must get him out alive. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Never Mind Miss Fox
DB79713 7 hours 12 minutes
by Olivia Glazebrook
read by Gunnar Cauthery
Clive and Martha have a young daughter named Eliza. Neither Martha nor Eliza realizes that behind this happy marriage is Clive's momentary betrayal. But Eliza has just been assigned a new piano teacher—who knows the secret that Clive is desperate to keep hidden. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Carrier
DB80719 14 hours 22 minutes
by Sophie Hannah
read by Kristin Allison
When her plane is delayed, Gaby Struthers must share a hotel room with hysterical Lauren Cookson. During the course of the night, Gaby learns that Lauren was the caregiver for the late wife of the man Gaby still loves. And he has confessed to murdering her. Strong language and some violence. 2013.

The Girl on the Train
DB80635 11 hours 1 minute
by Paula Hawkins
read by various narrators
Rachel's train commute to London passes her former house—now inhabited by her ex-husband and his new family. She also observes a happy young neighboring couple—but then the wife goes missing. Rachel believes she witnessed a critical clue, but her alcoholic blackouts make her an unreliable witness. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Good Suicides
DB79537 11 hours 25 minutes
by Antonio Hill
read by Mark Bramhall
Senior employees return from a company retreat with a dark secret. They've each received an anonymous, menacing e-mail with two words—"never forget"—and a nightmarish photo. When they begin killing themselves, one by one, Barcelona Inspector Salgado must convince those still alive to speak up. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Cold Cold Heart
DB80507 11 hours 58 minutes
by Tami Hoag
read by Teresa Willis
Following the events of The 9th Girl (DB 76887), television reporter Dana Nolan returns to her hometown to recuperate from the massive physical and psychological injuries inflicted by her abductor. She becomes obsessed with discovering the truth behind her best friend's long-ago disappearance. Violence and strong language. 2015.

The White Van
DB80727 6 hours 41 minutes
by Patrick Hoffman
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
When a Russian businessman approaches Emily Rosario, she thinks she may have found an exit from her lifestyle. A week later—drugged, disoriented, and wanted for robbery—Emily is running for her life. Meanwhile, cop Leo Elias takes the case into his own hands, hoping to find Emily and the money before anyone else does. 2014.

The Kills: Sutler, The Massive, The Kill, and The Hit
DB80452 37 hours 29 minutes
by Richard House
read by Michael Scherer
Story of crime and conspiracy told in four books. Begins with a pseudonymous contractor in Iraq on the run after being scapegoated for embezzlement, and ends with a burned body, many continents later. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Done in One
DB80736 8 hours 12 minutes
by Grant Jerkins and Jan Thomas
read by Alec Volz
An anonymous marksman is taking shots meant to rattle SWAT sniper Jake Denton—whose mental state is already being monitored after his seventeenth sanctioned kill. As he trains his new partner, Denton tries to figure out who from his past the shooter might be. Violence and strong language. 2014.

Where All Light Tends to Go
DB81014 7 hours 33 minutes
by David Joy
read by MacLeod Andrews
High school dropout Jacob McNeely is resigned to working in his father's meth ring in Cashiers, North Carolina. But when a fatal mistake occurs, Jacob is faced with the option of mustering the strength to leave the mountains with the girl he loves. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Tel Aviv Noir
DB80244 8 hours 49 minutes
edited by Etgar Keret and Assaf Gavron
read by various narrators
The fourteen stories in this collection—written by Israel's contemporary writers and each set in a different neighborhood—are described in the introduction by editor and contributor Etgar Keret as revealing the concealed, scarred face of this city. Translated from Hebrew. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Odd Interlude: A Special Odd Thomas Adventure
DB80706 5 hours 41 minutes
by Dean Koontz
read by Gregory Maupin
When Odd Thomas and company stop at Harmony Corner outpost to spend the night, they discover that there's more to this secluded haven than meets the eye. Follows the events after Odd Hours (DB 66749), and contains three short stories originally published in e-book format. Some violence and some strong language. 2012.

Her
DB80251 8 hours 33 minutes
by Harriet Lane
read by Julie Maisey
On the face of it, exhausted new mother Emma and sophisticated Nina have very little in common. It's easy to see why Emma is drawn to Nina, but what does Nina see in her? A seemingly innocent friendship slowly develops into a dangerous game of cat and mouse. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Sun Storm; The Blood Spilt; The Black Path
DB80283 30 hours 31 minutes
by Åsa Larsson
read by Mark Ashby
First three titles, written between 2003 and 2008, of the series featuring Swedish attorney Rebecka Martinsson and police inspector Anna-Maria Mella. In Sun Storm, Rebecka must return to Kiruna and face her past when her friend's brother is murdered at his revivalist church. Violence and strong language. 2008.

Criminal Enterprise: A Stevens and Windermere Novel
DB81301 10 hours 16 minutes
by Owen Laukkanen
read by Edoardo Ballerini
With no job and bills to pay, Carter Tomlin begins robbing banks. Over time he develops a taste for the violence. Windermere and Stevens team up again for the first time since their first case together in The Professionals (DB 81258). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Kill Fee: A Stevens and Windermere Novel
DB81302 11 hours 20 minutes
by Owen Laukkanen
read by Edoardo Ballerini
Stevens and Windermere witness the assassination of one of the state's wealthiest men. The young man responsible for the shooting is unremarkable, except for the dead look in his eyes. Sequel to Criminal Enterprise (DB 81301). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Professionals
DB81258 11 hours 41 minutes
by Owen Laukkanen
read by Edoardo Ballerini
Four friends, recently graduated from college, turn to kidnapping to survive in the job market. They conduct these jobs for two years, until they kidnap the wrong man. After that, both the FBI and an organized crime outfit begin to hunt them down. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

House Reckoning
DB80218 10 hours 35 minutes
by Mike Lawson
read by Jim Zeiger
Congressional fixer Joe DeMarco's father Gino had been a hit man until he was murdered two decades ago. Now a former mob associate who is dying of lung cancer reveals the identity of Gino's killer—currently the commissioner of the NYPD. Strong language and some violence. 2014.

Watched
DB80326 7 hours 3 minutes
by CJ Lyons
read by Mark Delgado
For four years, sixteen-year-old Jesse has been at the mercy of a hacker named King. Blackmailed into performing unspeakable acts, Jesse struggles to keep his family alive. And he's not the cyber-predator's only victim. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Monday's Lie
DB80657 8 hours 17 minutes
by Jamie Mason
read by Kristin Allison
Raised by their single mom who worked as a spy, Dee and her brother had an unconventional childhood. Now that her marriage is in trouble, Dee reconnects with one of her late mother's handlers and uses her childhood espionage training to investigate her own life. Strong language and some violence. 2015.

The Lewis Man
DB80036 10 hours 57 minutes
by Peter May
read by Peter Forbes
After a corpse is recovered from a Lewis peat bog, a DNA sibling match to a local farmer is discovered. But islander Tormod Macdonald—now an elderly man suffering from dementia—has always claimed to be an only child. Tormod's family approaches detective Fin Macleod for help. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Precious Thing
DB80660 9 hours 3 minutes
by Colette McBeth
read by Kristin Allison
Arriving at a press conference on a missing woman, London television reporter Rachel Walsh is shocked to see that it is for her childhood friend Clara, who had stood Rachel up the night before. As the investigation continues, Rachel begins to question their entire past. Strong language and some violence. 2013.

No Cry for Help
DB79062 7 hours 30 minutes
by Grant McKenzie
read by Noah Michael Levine
Canadian bus driver Wallace Carver fears the worst when his family fails to meet him at the Bellingham, Washington, mall after a cross-border shopping trip. His anxiety is justifiably heightened when security cameras inexplicably show that he crossed the Peace Arch border alone. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

Belfast Noir
DB80423 7 hours 56 minutes
edited by Adrian McKinty and Stuart Neville
read by various narrators
Collection features brand-new stories by Glenn Patterson, Eoin McNamee, Garbhan Downey, Lee Child, Alex Barclay, Brian McGilloway, Ian McDonald, Arlene Hunt, Ruth Dudley Edwards, Claire McGowan, Steve Cavanagh, Lucy Caldwell, Sam Millar, and Gerard Brennan—all set in the city with a disturbed and violent history, especially in the last half of the twentieth century. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Full Tilt
DB80940 10 hours 59 minutes
by Rick Mofina
read by Joe Wilson
In New York a woman escapes her bonds in a burning barn only to succumb to her injuries. Her last words, coupled with clues at the scene, suggest that there are other prisoners. When a pendant found in the fire matches that of journalist Kate Page's long-missing sister, Kate begins investigating too. Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

Serpents in the Cold
DB80342 12 hours 14 minutes
by Thomas O'Malley and Douglas Graham Purdy
read by Jim Frangione
In the winter of 1951, lifelong Boston residents Cal O'Brien, an employee of a company providing private security, and Dante Cooper, a heroin addict trying but failing to stay clean, take it upon themselves to track a serial killer whose latest victim was Dante's sister-in-law. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Prison Noir
DB80243 7 hours 56 minutes
edited by Joyce Carol Oates
read by various narrators
Anthology of dark tales written by inmates of correctional institutions and set in different prisons across America. The fifteen stories include "3 Block from Hell" by Bryan K. Palmer and "Milk and Tea" by Linda Michelle Marquardt. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Burn
DB79533 7 hours 56 minutes
by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
read by Danny Mastrogiorgio
Now that the man who forced them into hiding has been brought down, Detective Bennett returns to New York with his family and takes over the Harlem Outreach Squad. The discovery of a charred body in a condemned building draws Bennett into an underground criminal world. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Hope to Die
DB80039 9 hours 43 minutes
by James Patterson
read by various narrators
Stalked by a psychotic genius who rips away his family, detective Alex Cross is forced to play the deadliest game of his career. Terrified and desperate, Cross must give this madman what he wants to save the most important people in his life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Salem Falls
DB80304 16 hours 45 minutes
by Jodi Picoult
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Following a stint in prison for a crime he didn't commit, former private-school teacher Jack St. Bride moves to Salem Falls and accepts a dishwasher job from diner owner Addie Peabody. But as Jack and Addie become close, he is again falsely accused. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2001.

Finding Jake
DB81042 9 hours 40 minutes
by Bryan Reardon
read by Erik Sandvold
Stay-at-home dad Simon Connelly gets an alarming text from his kids' high school about a shooting. Waiting with other parents, he learns that his son Jake is missing and presumed to be involved. Flashbacks to Simon's anxiety over Jake's social skills are interwoven into his frantic hunt for his son. Strong language. 2015.

Hush
DB80598 13 hours 0 minutes
by Karen Robards
read by Emily Maixner
Riley Cowan's ex-husband dies of an apparent suicide after telling her about a string of suspicious deaths following his once-powerful father's imprisonment for financial fraud. After Riley is also attacked, she teams up with FBI agent Finn Bradley. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Convert's Song
DB80113 10 hours 22 minutes
by Sebastian Rotella
read by Sebastian Rotella
With his hazardous stint in U.S. law enforcement behind him, Valentine Pescatore has started over as a private investigator in Buenos Aires. Then he runs into a long-lost friend, Raymond Mercer—a charismatic, troubled singer who has converted to Islam. After a terrorist attack kills hundreds, suspicion falls on Raymond—and Pescatore. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Gathering Prey
DB81372 10 hours 57 minutes
by John Sandford
read by Richard Ferrone
Called Travelers, they move from city to city, panhandling but committing no crimes. When Lucas Davenport’s adopted daughter, Letty, learns that a woman Traveler she’d befriended thinks somebody is killing her friends, Lucas accompanies Letty on an odyssey through a subculture unlike any he has ever seen. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Long Way Down
DB80721 10 hours 37 minutes
by Michael Sears
read by Joe Wilson
His girlfriend wants a baby and his special needs son is a daily challenge, but ex-con financial investigator Jason Stafford must devote most of his time to helping biofuel engineer Philip Haley fight insider trading charges. He is helped by an on-the-run hacker. Violence and strong language. 2014.

The Kind Worth Killing
DB80656 9 hours 32 minutes
by Peter Swanson
read by David Hartley-Margolin
When Ted and Lily meet at an airport bar, he tells her about discovering his wife Miranda's infidelity the week before. Surprisingly, Lily encourages Ted to kill Miranda and offers to help. Unbeknownst to Ted, Lily has the perfect background. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

One Rough Man; All Necessary Force; Enemy of Mine; The Widow's Strike; The Polaris Protocol
DB80797 64 hours 23 minutes
by Brad Taylor
read by Gregory Gorton
The first five books, written between 2011 and 2014, in the series featuring Pike Logan from the Taskforce—a gathering of the best of clandestine, intelligence, and special forces operators. In One Rough Man, Pike crosses paths with two men who pose a great threat to the country. Violence and strong language. 2014.

The Ways of the Dead
DB79559 9 hours 1 minute
by Neely Tucker
read by Conrad Feininger
Sarah Reese, the teenage daughter of a Supreme Court candidate, is killed behind a shop across from her dance class in Washington, D.C. Journalist Sully Carter soon suspects her death is linked to other murdered young women in the neighborhood. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Spark
DB80686 11 hours 25 minutes
by John Twelve Hawks
read by Scott Brick
In a present-day dystopia, Jacob Underwood works as a hired assassin for multinational corporation DBG. Suffering from Cotard’s syndrome and so believing himself dead, Jacob has no emotion or sense of right and wrong. While tracking down a missing DBG associate, however, Jacob must face something beyond his comprehension. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Crazy Love You
DB80880 11 hours 44 minutes
by Lisa Unger
read by Christopher Walker
Successful graphic novelist Ian Paine's series Fatboy and Priss grew out of his troubled childhood and the wild girl who made it bearable. But when he falls in love with Megan, he has to try to leave his past behind. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Terror of Living and Sometimes the Wolf
DB80799 16 hours 0 minutes
by Urban Waite
read by Mark Delgado
Two novels, written in 2011 and 2014, feature Pacific Northwest deputy sheriff Bobby Drake. Bobby gave up his basketball scholarship after his sheriff father was sent to prison for one of the biggest crimes in local history. Now, as Patrick Drake is released, danger continues to follow him. Violence and strong language. 2014.

Hot Pursuit
DB81450 8 hours 30 minutes
by Stuart Woods
read by Tony Roberts
While being trailed by his new lady love’s unstable, criminal ex-boyfriend, Stone Barrington must also deal with trouble brewing on the international stage. Several enemy operatives are at large, and only a coordinated intelligence effort will stand a chance of stopping their deadly plot. Sequel to Insatiable Appetites (DB 80459). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Paris Match
DB80058 7 hours 28 minutes
by Stuart Woods
read by Tony Roberts
Stone Barrington has returned to Paris to attend to some business concerns and finds himself embroiled in high-stakes trouble on both sides of the pond. An old enemy—now with powerful backup—is still in hot pursuit, and the rumor mill threatens to derail an important U.S. project. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

War Stories

Fear: A Novel of World War I
DB79938 12 hours 21 minutes
by Gabriel Chevallier
read by George Holmes
1915. Jean Dartemont is conscripted into the French army, and the only thing he fears is not being a part of the action. But the horrors he witnesses turn his world unrecognizable. When he returns, he refuses to be quiet about his experiences. Translated from the French by Malcolm Imrie. Violence. 1930.

Tom Clancy Full Force and Effect
DB80059 19 hours 18 minutes
by Mark Greaney
read by Scott Brick
A North Korean ICBM crashes into the Sea of Japan. A veteran CIA officer is murdered in Ho Chi Minh City, and a package of forged documents goes missing. The pieces are there, but assembling the puzzle will cost Jack Ryan Jr. and his fellow Campus agents precious time. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

When the Doves Disappeared
DB80687 12 hours 0 minutes
by Sofi Oksanen
read by Enn Reitel
Estonia, 1941. Roland and his cousin Edgar have deserted the Soviet Red Army. When the Germans arrive, Roland hides while Edgar joins the Nazis. More than twenty years later, Edgar tries to hide his past, but his fate remains entangled with Roland's. Translated from Finnish. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Westerns

Robert B. Parker's The Bridge
DB80234 7 hours 35 minutes
by Robert Knott
read by Rex Linn
Territorial Marshals Cole and Hitch are back in Appaloosa, where it's been exceptionally quiet—but that's about to change. As a storm rolls in, a band of night riders with a devious scheme arrive at the Rio Blanco camp, where a three-hundred-foot bridge is under construction. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Once a Ranger
DB79896 8 hours 31 minutes
by Dusty Richards
read by J.P. Linton
Former Texas Ranger Phil Guthrey surprises himself by settling down in Crook County, Arizona, with a young wife. He cleaned up most of the county's crime, but the territory is still threatened by border bandits. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Crossing Purgatory
DB80212 10 hours 34 minutes
by Gary Schanbacher
read by Joe Wilson
A young farmer in 1858 sets out across the American frontier in an attempt to deal with his guilt at not being home to prevent a devastating family tragedy. He finds himself tested in ways he hadn't imagined. Some violence and some strong language. Spur Award. 2013.

Adult Nonfiction

Adventure

Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of Thirty-Three Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free
DB80548 13 hours 23 minutes
by Héctor Tobar
read by Bill Burton
Journalist and author of Translation Nation (DB 60626) chronicles the experiences of the men trapped in a Chilean mine for sixty-nine days after it caved in on August 5, 2010. Describes their living conditions, interpersonal relations, coping with stress, and eventual rescue. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2014.

Arts

The Secret History of Wonder Woman
DB80065 9 hours 7 minutes
by Jill Lepore
read by Jill Lepore
Author of Book of Ages (DB 77782) chronicles the life of Charles Moulton, a.k.a. William Moulton Marston, the creator of comic-book character Wonder Woman. Discusses Wonder Woman's place in popular culture as well as Marston's complicated home life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces
DB79812 15 hours 51 minutes
by Miles J. Unger
read by Lou Harpenau
Journalist examines the life of Renaissance Italian artist Michelangelo Buonarotti (1475–1564) through the lens of six of his works: the Pietà, his statue of David, the Creation of Adam ceiling fresco in the Sistine Chapel, the Medici tombs, The Last Judgment, and the Basilica of St. Peter's in Rome. 2014.

Astronomy

The Interstellar Age: Inside the Forty-Year Voyager Mission
DB80893 7 hours 45 minutes
by Jim Bell
read by Jim Bell
President of the Planetary Society details his work with the data sent back by the Voyager missions, which launched in 1977 when the author was a high school student. Looks at the development of the missions and describes the planetary flybys of the probes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Biography

Agorafabulous! Dispatches from My Bedroom
DB80248 7 hours 4 minutes
by Sara Benincasa
read by Sara Benincasa
A comedian's memoir chronicles her attempts to forge a humorously weird adulthood in the midst of her lifelong struggle with agoraphobia, depression, and unruly hair—as she morphs from a terrified college student, to an embattled personal assistant, to a confused rookie teacher. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Living My Life: In Two Volumes, Volume 1
DB80436 25 hours 16 minutes
by Emma Goldman
read by Kerry Dukin
First of two volumes of the memoirs of Emma Goldman (1869–1940), a Russian immigrant known for anarchist political activities—which led to her being held on suspicion of masterminding the assassination of President William McKinley. Details her early years in the United States and involvement in the anarchy movement. 1931.

A Curious Madness: An American Combat Psychiatrist, a Japanese War Crimes Suspect, and an Unsolved Mystery from World War II
DB80441 11 hours 41 minutes
by Eric Jaffe
read by Jon Huffman
Chronicles events that took place in Tokyo, 1946. When Major Daniel Jaffe—the author's grandfather—a U.S. Army psychiatrist stationed in occupied Japan, had to evaluate nationalist ideologue Okawa Shumei to determine if he should stand trial for war crimes, after Okawa exhibited signs of mental illness. Some violence. 2014.

Freedom Found: 7 Seeing Eye Miracles
DB80392 24 hours 33 minutes
by Joseph Dean Klatt
read by Gary Tipton
Autobiography of Joseph Dean Klatt and the challenges he faced when he lost his eyesight in a tragic car accident at the age of nineteen. Discusses his determination to achieve independence, his academic years, his seven Seeing Eye dogs, and his personal life. 2013.

Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully
DB81002 10 hours 33 minutes
by Allen Kurzweil
read by J.P. Linton
Author of The Grand Complication (DB 53849) details his search for the man who had bullied him when they were at a Swiss boarding school in the 1970s. Describes life at the school, how the bullying affected him and his work, and discovering that his former roommate was a criminal. 2015.

My Heart Is a Drunken Compass: A Memoir
DB80854 11 hours 45 minutes
by Domingo Martinez
read by Joe Wilson
Martinez reflects on discovering in 2007 that his younger brother had suffered a head injury and was in a coma and later, in 2009, that his ex-fiancée had suffered a similar injury. Discusses his own alcohol and drug abuse and how he reacted to the accidents. Strong language. 2014.

The Wild Truth
DB80285 9 hours 51 minutes
by Carine McCandless
read by Eva Wilhelm
The author, whose brother Chris was the subject of Jon Krakauer's bestselling Into the Wild (DB 41823) and a movie directed by Sean Penn, now describes the dysfunctional family dynamics behind Chris's rejection of conventional life and ill-fated Alaskan journey. Strong language and some violence. 2014.

Becoming Richard Pryor
DB80790 18 hours 5 minutes
by Scott Saul
read by Bob Moore
Raised in a brothel in Peoria, Illinois, Richard Pryor went on to a hugely successful career as a stand-up comedian and movie star. This biography examines the forces that shaped Pryor and made him one of the most influential comics of all time. Strong language. 2014.

Every Day I Fight
DB80937 8 hours 5 minutes
by Stuart Scott
read by Adam Lazarre-White
Memoir completed shortly before ESPN anchor Stuart Scott passed away on January 4, 2015. Relates his North Carolina childhood, supportive family, athletic escapades, on-the-job training as a fledgling sportscaster, and his hiring and eventual triumphs at ESPN. Shares his struggles with a rare appendiceal cancer, which was diagnosed in 2007. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Germany's Prophet: Paul de Lagarde and the Origins of Modern Antisemitism
DB80617 14 hours 29 minutes
by Ulrich Sieg
read by Mark Ashby
Considers the life and thought of Paul de Lagarde (1827–1901), an influential German biblical scholar whose anti-Semitic ideas laid the foundation for the National Socialist ideology. Translated from the German. Some strong language. 2013.

Queen Anne: The Politics of Passion
DB80374 31 hours 6 minutes
by Anne Somerset
read by George Holmes
Traces the life of the last Stuart monarch, Queen Anne, who united England and Scotland as the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1707. Explores the deep religious and partisan divisions in England and the intrigues that rocked her court, including her bitter relationship with the Duchess of Marlborough. 2012.

We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a True Story
DB81263 6 hours 5 minutes
by Josh Sundquist
read by Josh Sundquist
Motivational speaker and Paralympic ski racer—who lost a leg to Ewing's sarcoma—recounts his humorous attempts at dating and uses quasi-scientific methods to analyze his failures. He interviews females from his past in hopes of eventually finding his true love. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Rebbe: The Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson, the Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History
DB79685 21 hours 53 minutes
by Joseph Telushkin
read by Barry Bernson
Recounts the inspiring story of the Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902–1994), the prominent yet deeply modest leader who rebuilt a dwindling post-holocaust community into the most influential Jewish organization in the world, Chabad-Lubavitch. 2014.

Blindness and Physical Disabilities

The Barefoot Lawyer: A Blind Man's Fight for Justice and Freedom in China
DB81198 14 hours 5 minutes
by Chen Guangcheng
read by David Shih
Memoir relates Chen’s growing up poor and blind in rural China and becoming an activist on behalf of disability rights. Discusses his imprisonment by the Chinese government for four years, when he and his family were under house arrest until his daring escape to the American embassy in 2012. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Now I See You
DB80131 8 hours 18 minutes
by Nicole C. Kear
read by Celeste Lawson
Kear, diagnosed at age nineteen with retinitis pigmentosa (RP), shares her struggles with acceptance of the condition and the risks and adventures she engaged in during her twenties. Describes falling in love and having children, and how she focused on them before admitting to having RP. Strong language. 2014.

Open Your Eyes: Ten Uncommon Lessons to Discover a Happier Life
DB78678 6 hours 56 minutes
by Jake Olson and McKay Christensen
read by Bill Delaney
Management professor Christensen details the faith-based perseverance of coauthor Olson (born 1997), who was diagnosed with retinoblastoma at the age of eight months and lost his second eye to cancer in 2009. Offers suggestions for overcoming challenges, such as making happiness a habit and developing the winner within you. 2013.

Business and Economics

Wildcat Currency: How the Virtual Money Revolution Is Transforming the Economy
DB79851 7 hours 47 minutes
by Edward Castronova
read by Bill Delaney
Media and cognitive science professor discusses the concept of virtual money. Explains the history of private currencies—such as S&H Green Stamps—the legality of them, and the impact they may have on our economy. Poses questions for legislators to consider regarding economic policy in the twenty-first century. 2014.

I Stand Corrected: How Teaching Western Manners in China Became Its Own Unforgettable Lesson
DB80321 7 hours 8 minutes
by Eden Collinsworth
read by Mary Kane
Businesswoman reflects on the year she spent researching an etiquette guide to Western manners for Chinese business people, which went on to be a bestseller in mainland China. Discusses Chinese culture in the twenty-first century, cultural differences and the negotiations required of both sides, and the lessons she learned. 2014.

Better and Faster: The Proven Path to Unstoppable Ideas
DB81177 6 hours 45 minutes
by Jeremy Gutsche
read by Jeremy Gutsche
Business consultant and founder of a trend-spotting website shares data analysis of users of his site to outline ways to better spot emerging ideas of value. Identifies methods of avoiding what he describes as neurological traps and ways to capitalize on established patterns. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Do the Kind Thing: Think Boundlessly, Work Purposefully, Live Passionately
DB81261 7 hours 40 minutes
by Daniel Lubetzky
read by Daniel Lubetzky
Founder of PeaceWorks, Inc., the company behind KIND nutritional bars, describes the history of the company and his desire to create a business where a core value is social responsibility. Discusses his business philosophy and outlines nine themes that guide this. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader
DB81119 16 hours 23 minutes
by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli
read by George Newbern
Journalists examine the life of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs (1955–2011), focusing on the development of his businesses and his leadership style. Drawing on interviews with family and business associates, the authors discuss Jobs's recklessness, his strengths and weaknesses, and his ability to grow from failure. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

How Google Works
DB80063 9 hours 50 minutes
by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg
read by various narrators
Schmidt, former Google CEO, and Rosenberg, former senior vice president of products for the company, discuss their early involvement with Google and their moves into management. They explain how Google's corporate culture helped them to succeed and what they did to encourage the success of others. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

What Stays in Vegas: The World of Personal Data—Lifeblood of Big Business—and the End of Privacy as We Know It
DB80752 9 hours 56 minutes
by Adam Tanner
read by Mark Delgado
To build and retain business, Caesars Entertainment in Las Vegas mines customer data, tracking what customers like to play, what foods they enjoy, when they prefer to visit, and more. Many companies have adopted this model to remain competitive, but Tanner examines both the benefits and the destructive nature of this practice. 2014.

Consumerism

Everyone's a Critic: Winning Customers in a Review-Driven World
DB81040 6 hours 47 minutes
by Bill Tancer
read by Joe Wilson
Explores case studies, field research, and data to create a guide for the business owner on how to deal with online consumer reviews. Explains the type of people who write reviews, how to deal with bad reviews, and why companies should take advantage of this publicity. 2014.

Cooking

Fresh Off the Boat
DB80907 10 hours 39 minutes
by Eddie Huang
read by Kurt Elftmann
Memoir by Chinese-American restaurateur Huang. Relates growing up first in the Washington, D.C., area and later in Florida as the son of immigrants. Describes challenges he faced due to his heritage and ways he adapted to American culture. Inspiration for 2015 television show. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Love Me, Feed Me: Sharing with Your Dog the Everyday Good Food You Cook and Enjoy
DB80390 3 hours 17 minutes
by Judith Jones
read by Carol Dines
Ninety-year-old cookbook author and former book editor explains the benefits and guidelines of making balanced homemade meals for dogs and humans to share, as she has always done for her now four-year-old Havanese. Includes recipes and advice on modifying some dishes. 2014.

The Carnivore's Manifesto: Eating Well, Eating Responsibly, and Eating Meat
DB79064 3 hours 36 minutes
by Patrick Martins
read by Mike Edison
Proponent of the slow-food movement—opposed to the mass-production of fast food—affirms the principles of the movement, advocates humane treatment of livestock, discusses the ethics of eating, and challenges the food industry as a whole. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Crime

A Trial by Jury
DB80406 5 hours 25 minutes
by D. Graham Burnett
read by D. Graham Burnett
Historian explains how his experience as foreman of the sequestered jury in a New York murder trial challenged him in ways he never thought possible and turned into one of the most consuming experiences of his life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2001.

The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy
DB81069 9 hours 45 minutes
by Masha Gessen
read by Hillary Huber
A Russian-American journalist examines the events surrounding the 2013 Boston Marathon, when two homemade bombs killed three people and wounded hundreds. In the ensuing manhunt, Tamerlan Tsarnaev died and his younger brother Dzhokhar was captured and charged. Gessen discusses how the young immigrants evolved into terrorists. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Footsteps in the Snow
DB80469 14 hours 20 minutes
by Charles Lachman
read by J.P. Linton
Details the murder case of seven-year-old Maria Ridulph, who was abducted from her Sycamore, Illinois, neighborhood in 1957. Explains how new evidence finally cracked the country's coldest case, leading to the arrest of a former neighbor in 2011. 2014.

Murder on the Home Front: A True Story of Morgues, Murderers, and Mysteries during the London Blitz
DB80477 10 hours 29 minutes
by Molly Lefebure
read by Lucy Rayner
Author describes how, as a young British journalist in 1941, she accepted forensic pathologist Keith Simpson's offer to be his secretary. She describes cases she encountered while working by his side for five years in the mortuary and at crime scenes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1955.

Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood
DB80232 16 hours 32 minutes
by William Mann
read by Robert Sams
Hollywood chronicler, whose works include Hello Gorgeous (DB 75700), reexamines the 1922 murder of William Desmond Taylor, the popular president of the Motion Picture Directors Association. Discusses Tinseltown crimes and power struggles of that era, and the diverse cast that surrounded Taylor, including three ambitious actresses. Bestseller. 2014.

Villains, Scoundrels, and Rogues: Incredible True Tales of Mischief and Mayhem
DB80450 10 hours 27 minutes
by Paul Martin
read by John Polk
Thirty portraits of little-known scoundrels throughout history whose misdeeds range from unspeakable acts of evil to unscrupulous behavior. Includes Ed Gein, the notorious Wisconsin serial killer who was the inspiration for Psycho and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. 2014.

Chris and Nancy: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling's Cocktail of Death
DB81102 9 hours 5 minutes
by Irvin Muchnick
read by Joe Wilson
Explores the steroid-fueled world of professional wrestling and the devastating events that led to the 2007 murder-suicide of world-champion wrestler Chris Benoit, his wife Nancy, and their seven-year-old son, Daniel. The case resulted in scrutiny of the sport's health and safety standards. Strong language and some violence. 2009.

Obsessed
DB80355 13 hours 17 minutes
by M. William Phelps
read by Suzanne Duvall
The true-crime tale relates how an affair with colleague Nelson Sessler led pharmaceutical researcher Sheila Davalloo to murder Sessler's girlfriend, Anna Lisa Raymundo, in 2002 and to attempt to kill her own husband, Paul Christos, four months later. Violence and some strong language. 2014.

Lying in Wait: And Other True Cases; Ann Rule's Crime Files, Volume 17
DB80219 9 hours 26 minutes
by Ann Rule
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Includes "The Baby Seller" which describes the violence of Jackie Schut, who killed women and stole their newborns to sell, while abusing her own children. The collection's five other true crime stories include "Murderous Epitaph for the Beautiful Runaway" and "Tracks of a Serial Rapist." Violence and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Diet and Nutrition

A Bone to Pick: The Good and Bad News about Food, with Wisdom and Advice on Diets, Food Safety, GMOs, Farming, and More
DB81364 8 hours 45 minutes
by Mark Bittman
read by Robert Fass
Compilation of columns by the New York Times op-ed columnist who covers the food beat and is the author of Mark Bittman’s Kitchen Express (DB 69447). Examines the complexities inherent in the American food system, but also the many opportunities that exist to improve it. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Education

Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania
DB81068 5 hours 50 minutes
by Frank Bruni
read by Frank Bruni
New York Times columnist examines the lives of people who worked toward admission at Ivy League and other elite colleges and were rejected. Discusses the ways those rejections impacted them and how they often thrived. Explores the culture of education in the twenty-first century. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Teacher Wars: A History of America's Most Embattled Profession
DB80448 13 hours 38 minutes
by Dana Goldstein
read by Carol Dines
Journalist outlines the history of public-school educators in the United States, from the early 1800s to the early twenty-first century. Highlights reformers such as Catharine Beecher, Susan B. Anthony, W.E.B. DuBois, and Booker Washington. Discusses the unionization of teachers and political fights over education practices. 2014.

Government and Politics

Herzl's Vision: Theodor Herzl and the Foundation of the Jewish State
DB80735 10 hours 12 minutes
by Shlomo Avineri
read by Bruce Huntey
Originally a journalist and playwright, Theodor Herzl convened the first Zionist Congress, which founded the Zionist Organization to promote establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. Israeli political scientist Avineri portrays Herzl’s transformation into a Jewish political leader, drawing on Herzl’s diaries and writings. First published in Hebrew in 2008. 2013.

41: A Portrait of My Father
DB80060 7 hours 45 minutes
by George W. Bush
read by George W. Bush
The author, the forty-third president of the United States, profiles his father, George H.W. Bush, the forty-first president of the United States. Details the elder Bush's early life in Massachusetts, service during World War II, and career in the oil industry, the CIA, and politics. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy
DB80751 25 hours 1 minute
by Francis Fukuyama
read by Mark Ashby
Author of America at the Crossroads (DB 62668) analyzes the development, and in some cases the downfall, of political structures across the world since the mid-1800s. Pays particular attention to the spread of democracy. Examines the role of the state, maintenance of governing ideals, and influence of corruption. 2014.

@War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex
DB80747 9 hours 39 minutes
by Shane Harris
read by Bob Moore
Journalist Shane Harris delves into the technologically focused side of modern warfare. The "fifth domain" of warfare has found a home in United States defense agencies, many of which employ teams of hackers against enemy targets. Cybersecurity and the use of data mining from tech giants like Google and Facebook are also discussed. 2014.

Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America
DB79784 10 hours 15 minutes
by Bob Herbert
read by Bob Herbert
Former New York Times columnist describes the cross-country trip he took after retiring to explore the lives of the "99 percent" of ordinary Americans. Profiles a high school student working an overnight factory shift, a twenty-four-year-old double-amputee veteran, parents fighting for restoration of school funding, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

World Order
DB80107 14 hours 10 minutes
by Henry Kissinger
read by Nicholas Hormann
Author of On China (DB 73469) and former secretary of state under presidents Nixon and Ford discusses how world societies might operate if there were no agreed-upon rules. Suggests that the closest that human society has come to world order was four centuries ago. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2014.

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate
DB80555 22 hours 3 minutes
by Naomi Klein
read by Suzanne Duvall
Author of The Shock Doctrine (DB 70280) examines the intersection of climate science and governmental and business priorities. Discusses climate change and its deniers, the economics of environmentalism claimed and ignored by businesses, and environmentalist efforts to force political policies to adapt. Bestseller. 2014.

The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan
DB80084 43 hours 4 minutes
by Rick Perlstein
read by Bill Burton
Author presents a portrait of the United States during the turbulent political and economic upheavals of the 1970s, covering events ranging from the Arab oil embargo and the kidnapping of heiress Patty Hearst to the collapse of the South Vietnamese government and the rise of Ronald Reagan. 2014.

To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party
DB80671 14 hours 37 minutes
by Heather Cox Richardson
read by Gregory Gorton
Historian Heather Cox Richardson traces the shifting ideology of the Republican Party from the antebellum period until the Great Recession. The author draws connections between these vacillations and various repercussions for minorities, the middle class, and the country as a whole. 2014.

Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin's Snuff Box to Citizens United
DB80666 11 hours 33 minutes
by Zephyr Teachout
read by Faith Potts
Professor of law at Fordham considers how the framers of the Constitution viewed the issue of political corruption. Teachout contrasts that old ideal of civic virtue with the Supreme Court decision in 2010 that granted corporations the right to spend unlimited money to influence elections. 2014.

Puerto Rico: The Trials of the Oldest Colony in the World
DB80557 9 hours 23 minutes
by José Trías Monge
read by Bruce Huntey
Former attorney general and chief justice of Puerto Rico explores the history of the island and the impact of United States policies. Trías Monge discusses the options of Puerto Rican independence, statehood, and an enhanced commonwealth status, urging the U.S. to end its policy of inattention and inaction. 1997.

Home Management

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
DB80607 5 hours 36 minutes
by Marie Kondo
read by Gabriella Cavallero
A guide to decluttering the home from a cleaning and organization consultant, using the author’s KonMari Method, which focuses on categories of items rather than rooms. First published in Japanese in 2011. 2014.

Humor

Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"
DB79658 6 hours 10 minutes
by Lena Dunham
read by Lena Dunham
Tongue-in-cheek collection of personal essays by the creator, producer, and star of HBO's Girls. Dunham refers to herself as a girl with a keen interest in self-actualization, who hopes that describing her failed attempts at such will prevent others from making the same mistakes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Inspiration

Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace
DB80027 5 hours 35 minutes
by Anne Lamott
read by Anne Lamott
From the author of Grace (Eventually) (DB 64417) and Plan B (DB 60194) comes a collection of new and selected essays on hope, joy, grace, faith, family, and community. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Journalism and the Media

Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama's Washington
DB80397 15 hours 49 minutes
by Sharyl Attkisson
read by Nancy Lynne Walters
Investigative journalist formerly with CBS News details her experiences covering the federal government and the Obama administration in particular. Discusses her investigations of Benghazi and Obamacare, among other controversies. Attkisson alleges surveillance and retaliation by the administration, and challenges the work of her peers. 2014.

All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid
DB80339 9 hours 41 minutes
by Matt Bai
read by Rob Shapiro
Columnist Bai details the 1988 presidential campaign of then-front-runner Democrat Gary Hart and how it ultimately went down in flames when Hart was photographed with a woman who was not his wife. Discusses the lingering impact of Watergate on political reportage and the behavior of investigative journalists. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Legal Issues

America's Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By
DB80364 28 hours 33 minutes
by Akhil Reed Amar
read by Kerry Dukin
Yale Law School professor and author of America's Constitution (DB 62200) discusses the supporting work used in deciding what is considered constitutional, including values, precedents, and practice. Details the history of the interpretation of the Constitution and speculates on what the future holds for the document. 2012.

Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice
DB80694 10 hours 41 minutes
by Joan Biskupic
read by Kerry Dukin
Journalist examines the career of United States Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor. Discusses her early years growing up in the Bronx, the progression of her legal and judicial career, and the impact of her being a Puerto Rican Latina on her selection and confirmation process. 2014.

Literature

Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons and Love Affairs
DB79201 13 hours 48 minutes
by Pearl Cleage
read by Dawn Ursula
Author of Baby Brother's Blues (DB 63550) and Till You Hear from Me (DB 71792) shares excerpts from personal journals, kept in the 1970s and 1980s. Describes her work as press secretary for Atlanta's first black mayor and building her career as a playwright and novelist. Strong language. 2014.

So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures
DB80337 10 hours 42 minutes
by Maureen Corrigan
read by Maureen Corrigan
NPR book critic and literature professor Corrigan examines F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby (DB 16147) from literary, sociological, cultural, historical, and personal standpoints. Discusses the Jazz-Age culture that gave rise to the novel and the impact the novel has had on generations of students. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle over a Forbidden Book
DB80743 12 hours 48 minutes
by Peter Finn and Petra Couvée
read by Andy Pyle
Journalist Finn and translator Couvée examine the life and major work of Boris Pasternak (1890–1960), author of Doctor Zhivago (DB 75275). Details influences on the novel, writing culture in the Soviet state, how the novel was published, and its use by Western intelligence agencies as Cold War propaganda. Some strong language. 2014.

Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh
DB79920 26 hours 34 minutes
by John Lahr
read by Gary Tipton
Biography of Tennessee Williams (1911–1983), the author of The Glass Menagerie (DB 45893) and A Streetcar Named Desire (DB 46212). Details Williams's personal life and relationships, career as a playwright, and scandals surrounding him—even after his death. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. National Book Award Finalist. 2014.

American Earth: Environmental Writing since Thoreau
DB80262 43 hours 17 minutes
edited by Bill McKibben
read by John Polk
Anthology of the most significant American environmental writings of the last two centuries, including works by Thoreau, Muir, Burroughs, Carson, and more. Covers topics such as overpopulation, consumerism, energy policy, and endangered habitats. Provides a detailed chronology of American environmental history and the environmental movement. Foreword by Al Gore. 2008.

The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the Twenty-First Century
DB80076 12 hours 29 minutes
by Steven Pinker
read by Arthur Morey
Author of The Better Angels of Our Nature (DB 78041) and Words and Rules (DB 51199) discusses the state of writing in the early twenty-first century. Discusses how the brain processes language, why prescriptive guides are no longer enough, and communicating via social media. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography
DB80323 28 hours 48 minutes
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
read by Laura Giannarelli
Previously unpublished autobiography of Wilder (1867–1957), finished in 1930, which was the source of much material in the Little House books, including Little House in the Big Woods (DB 50921). Discusses growing up in the Midwest in the late 1800s. Includes scholarly notations that expand on Wilder's recollections. 1930.

Medicine and Health

The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health
DB80066 16 hours 46 minutes
by T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell
read by Bob Moore
Researcher in the study undertaken by Cornell University, Oxford University, and the Chinese Academy of Preventative Medicine discusses the information learned from examining more than 350 variables of health and nutrition in surveys from 6,500 adults across rural China and Taiwan. 2006.

Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant
DB80646 5 hours 0 minutes
by Roz Chast
read by Laura Giannarelli
Cartoonist for The New Yorker describes watching and caring for her parents as they aged into their nineties and passed away. Shares the reluctance to discuss end-of-life plans and her parents' resistance to accept accommodations to the facts of growing old. Bestseller. 2014.

Resilience: Two Sisters and a Story of Mental Illness
DB80341 12 hours 4 minutes
by Jessie Close and Pete Earley
read by various narrators
Internationally recognized speaker, writer, and mental-health-reform advocate recounts her own mental-health history—living for fifty years with bipolar disorder, which was undiagnosed until her son was hospitalized. Includes commentary by her sister, actress Glenn Close. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Henry's Demons: Living with Schizophrenia, a Father and Son's Story
DB80177 7 hours 51 minutes
by Patrick Cockburn and Henry Cockburn
read by Michael Russotto
British journalist Patrick Cockburn and his son Henry, an art student, relate their individual viewpoints on Henry's eight-year ordeal with schizophrenia. Patrick describes external events—hospitalizations and doctors' attempts at treatment. Henry's parallel account details his internal feelings—his responses to hearing voices and his denial of mental illness. 2011.

Wednesday Is Indigo Blue: Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia
DB80556 12 hours 22 minutes
by Richard E Cytowic and David M. Eagleman
read by Kerry Dukin
Cytowic, the author of The Man Who Tasted Shapes (DB 37609), and neuroscientist Eagleman explain what they've learned from people with synesthesia—whose senses are not compartmentalized, but instead combine in various ways. Includes an afterword by Dmitri Nabokov, who shared the trait with his novelist father Vladimir. 2009.

Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention
DB80185 8 hours 8 minutes
by Katherine Ellison
read by Katherine Ellison
An account of an award-winning investigative reporter's journey to understand and reconnect with her high-spirited preteen son, Buzz, after they were both diagnosed with ADHD. She describes their search for a solution, including her investigation into what relief—if any—might be offered by the mental health industry. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Ebola: Story of an Outbreak
DB80112 4 hours 12 minutes
by Laurie Garrett
read by Kristin Kalbli
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist's account of the 1995 Ebola outbreak in Zaire. Garrett, now senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, shows how superstition and fear, compounded by the absence of resources, education, and clearheaded government planning, weakened the response to Ebola. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Spring Chicken: Stay Young Forever (or Die Trying)
DB80896 9 hours 34 minutes
by Bill Gifford
read by Jeremy Arthur
Looks at ancient wisdom, popular mythology, and the latest research on aging and lifespan—from wrinkles and baldness down to the innermost workings of cells—and examines how human beings might be able to live longer, healthier lives. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Skinny Habits: The Six Secrets of Thin People
DB81308 3 hours 50 minutes
by Bob Harper and Greg Critser
read by Robbie Daymond
The trainer and coach on The Biggest Loser draws on research related to habit formation, neuroplasticity, and cognitive behavioral psychology as well as his own experience to show how feeding the brain can wield as much control over weight as what goes in the mouth. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The New Health Rules: Simple Changes to Achieve Whole-Body Wellness
DB80908 1 hour 40 minutes
by Frank Lipman and Danielle Claro
read by Gary Telles
An M.D. and a yogi, both health writers, offer paragraph-long suggestions on improving health, organized by categories of eating, moving, boosting, healing, and living. Examples include: work standing up; embrace the neti pot; and buy dark leafy greens, cruciferous veggies, avocados, blueberries, eggs, and walnuts every week. 2014.

Effortless Healing
DB80754 7 hours 49 minutes
by Joseph Mercola
read by Dan Woren
Advocate of natural medicine offers recommendations for weight control and well-being, such as eating fermented foods to improve the immune system and walking barefoot outside to decrease system-wide inflammation. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Ghost Boy: The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped inside His Own Body
DB81045 8 hours 33 minutes
by Martin Pistorius
read by Erik Sandvold
Pistorius explains how, in 1988 at age twelve, a mysterious illness left him mute and in a wheelchair. Misdiagnosed, he lived in care centers for severely disabled children for ten years. Describes how he was finally able to communicate that his mind was fine, reclaim his life, and fall in love. 2013.

Music

Please Be with Me: A Song for My Father, Duane Allman
DB79522 12 hours 20 minutes
by Galadrielle Allman
read by Galadrielle Allman
Daughter of Duane Allman (1946–1971), co-founder of the Allman Brothers Band, discusses learning more about her father, who died when she was two. Examines her father's childhood, the development of the band with his brother Gregg—author of My Cross to Bear (DB 74827)—and her parents' relationship. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Dirty Version: On Stage, in the Studio, and in the Streets with Ol' Dirty Bastard
DB80367 7 hours 19 minutes
by Buddha Monk and Mickey Hess
read by Julian Thompson
Monk, a musician and friend of Ol' Dirty Bastard, and English professor Hess detail the life of the cofounder of the Wu-Tang Clan. Details ODB's childhood in Brooklyn, his work with Wu-Tang Clan, his solo musical efforts, and the challenges he faced before his early death by drug overdose. Some strong language. 2014.

Rocks: My Life in and out of Aerosmith
DB80282 15 hours 9 minutes
by Joe Perry
read by Jeff Allin
Perry (born 1950), cofounder of and lead guitarist for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Aerosmith, reflects on his early life growing up in Massachusetts, discovering his love of music, his work with Aerosmith, and his personal projects and relationships. Strong language. 2014.

Nature and the Environment

Meltdown in Tibet: China's Reckless Destruction of Ecosystems from the Highlands of Tibet to the Deltas of Asia
DB80733 8 hours 14 minutes
by Michael Buckley
read by Barry Bernson
Journalist examines the state of the Tibetan ecosystem in the twenty-first century. Discusses the impact of Chinese policy and regulations, industrial development, and cultural clashes. 2014.

The Last Unicorn: A Search for One of Earth's Rarest Creatures
DB81081 12 hours 36 minutes
by William deBuys
read by William deBuys
Author of A Great Aridness (DBC 1277) describes his search in 2011 through Laos for a living example of a saola, an endangered antelope-like mammal discovered through skeletal remains in 1992. Details conservation efforts, hunting of the animal, and local cultural interest in it. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution's Greatest Puzzle
DB80264 10 hours 36 minutes
by Andreas Wagner
read by Gregory Maupin
Evolutionary biologist theorizes about the ways in which useful adaptations originate in species, complementing Darwin's theory of evolution, which focuses on the preservation of those adaptations. Discusses advances in technology since Darwin's time and the laws of evolutionary innovation. 2014.

The Meaning of Human Existence
DB80359 4 hours 47 minutes
by Edward O. Wilson
read by Tom Burch
Biologist and author of Consilience (DB 46359) examines the qualities that define "being human." Discusses the origin and development of the human species, the search for knowledge, the search for life beyond Earth, and intellectual concerns that separate humans from other animals. 2014.

Occult and Astrology

The Modern Guide to Witchcraft: Your Complete Guide to Witches, Covens, and Spells
DB81127 9 hours 13 minutes
by Skye Alexander
read by Mary Kane
This basic primer for the interested student of witchcraft is divided into two parts. Part one is an introduction to the history and types of witchcraft, including the toolkit any witch needs. Part two is a collection of spells that focus on positive thinking and supporting rituals. 2014.

Poetry

Poems 1962–2012
DB79850 11 hours 44 minutes
by Louise Glück
read by Kimberly Schraf
Compilation of collections of poetry previously published by a former poet laureate of the United States. The individual collections' varied themes include nature, beginnings, and death. Contains Wild Iris, winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. 2012.

Psychology and Self-Help

How the Body Knows Its Mind: The Surprising Power of the Physical Environment to Influence How You Think and Feel
DB80771 6 hours 28 minutes
by Sian Beilock
read by Mare Trevathan
Psychology professor at the University of Chicago details the interaction between the mind, the physical environment, and movement. Discusses the physical expression of emotion, the concept of learning by doing, and non-verbal communication cues such as "speaking with our hands," among other topics. 2015.

The Road to Character
DB81325 12 hours 19 minutes
by David Brooks
read by various narrators
The author of The Social Animal (DB 72914) looks at the lives of ten famous men and women known for having overcome personal weakness to achieve outward success and inner worth. Each exemplifies humility, hard work, and devotion to a cause. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Motivation Manifesto
DB80709 6 hours 36 minutes
by Brendon Burchard
read by Jack Fox
Motivational coach hypothesizes that the main motive of mankind is the pursuit of greater personal freedom and the liberties of choice. Only social oppression and self-oppression stand in the way, he argues, and freedom may be won by declaring intent, embracing personal power, and battling self-doubt and distraction until achieving victory. 2014.

The Sweet Spot
DB80461 9 hours 25 minutes
by Christine Carter
read by Christine Carter
After road-testing research-based tactics that promised to bring more ease, Christine Carter, a happiness expert at the University of California Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and a speaker, writer, and mother, shares the combination of practices that transformed her life from overwhelmed and exhausting to joyful, relaxed, and productive. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Invisible Front: Love and Loss in an Era of Endless War
DB80315 10 hours 51 minutes
by Yochi Dreazen
read by Ken Kliban
Journalist chronicles the work of Major General Mark Graham and his wife Carol and their struggle to secure care for soldiers experiencing PTSD and other mental-health issues. The Grahams lost both of their sons within a year—one to suicide and one to a roadside bomb in Iraq. 2014.

The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload
DB80105 16 hours 23 minutes
by Daniel J. Levitin
read by Luke Daniels
Author of This Is Your Brain on Music (DB 65609) and The World in Six Songs (DB 67752) examines the development of the brain and the mind in the Information Age. Surveys studies of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries and offers strategies for coping with information overload. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2014.

Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry
DB81264 9 hours 45 minutes
by Jeffrey A. Lieberman
read by Graham Corrigan
A history of the profession of psychiatry by a former president of the American Psychiatric Association. From its first practitioners, to Sigmund Freud, to the present, the author doesn’t shy from discussing now-reviled practices such as lobotomies, and extols later scientific revolutions in the field. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
DB80179 11 hours 30 minutes
by Amanda Palmer
read by various narrators
Singer and performance artist Palmer (born 1976) expands on the TED Talk she gave in February 2013 on how to ask people for all levels of assistance. Discusses the differences between asking on professional and personal levels. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Doable: The Girls' Guide to Accomplishing Just about Anything
DB81059 5 hours 12 minutes
by Deborah Reber
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
Guide to empowering teen girls to pursue personal goals with confidence and enthusiasm. Offers advice on how to avoid stress, procrastination, and negativity. Shares the success stories of young women who have become activists, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2015.

On the Move: A Life
DB81374 11 hours 55 minutes
by Oliver Sacks
read by Dan Woren
The unconventional neurologist and writer reflects on his life, including his discovery of a long-forgotten illness in the back wards of a 1960s chronic hospital, his romantic and intellectual love affairs, his guilt over leaving his family to come to America, and his bond with his schizophrenic brother. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well
DB79919 9 hours 51 minutes
by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen
read by various narrators
Harvard Law School lecturers Stone and Heen examine the skills needed to receive feedback in a positive and productive manner. The authors provide techniques for responding constructively to criticism and address various situational considerations in professional and personal environments. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Religion

Love and Death: My Journey through the Valley of the Shadow
DB81202 4 hours 55 minutes
by Forrest Church
read by Forrest Church
Unitarian Universalist minister Church (1948–2009) describes his diagnosis with a terminal cancer and being given a prognosis of months rather than years. He reflects on his life, the themes of love and death, and the ways those themes inform the living of a faith-filled lifestyle. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

Disquiet Time: Rants and Reflections on the Good Book by the Skeptical, the Faithful, and a Few Scoundrels
DB80044 11 hours 13 minutes
edited by Jennifer Grant and Cathleen Falsani
read by Suzanne Toren
A collection of sometimes provocative essays by a range of writers, from religious professionals to self-help speakers, who use their own experiences to bring humor and understanding to difficult parts of the Bible. In "Of Feet and Angelic Netherbits," a pastor and theology student gleefully explains the biblical references to angels' feet. Strong language. 2014.

The Necessity of Secularism: Why God Can't Tell Us What to Do
DB80658 7 hours 41 minutes
by Ronald A. Lindsay
read by Bill Wallace
The author presents the argument that, in a religiously pluralistic society, secularism is the only reliable means of preserving meaningful democracy and rights of conscience for believers and nonbelievers alike. He also argues that secularism and atheism are not synonymous and works to show how secularism benefits all. 2014.

Wisdom from Women in the Bible: Giants of the Faith Speak into Our Lives
DB81262 3 hours 35 minutes
by John C. Maxwell
read by Marc Thompson
Author of Running with the Giants (DB 55101) examines the lives of Ruth, Sarah, Mary, and other women luminaries from the Bible, using examples from their stories to highlight teachings and illustrate the ways God interacts with people. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Miracles: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life
DB80108 13 hours 10 minutes
by Eric Metaxas
read by Fred Sanders
Author of Seven Men (DB 76907) examines what constitutes a miracle and maintains that the miraculous is God's way of communicating with humanity. Explores the historical incidence of miracles and presents stories of personal acquaintances who claim to have witnessed them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

With Heart in Mind: Mussar Teachings to Transform Your Life
DB80011 8 hours 28 minutes
by Alan Morinis
read by Gary Tipton
Guide to the Mussar tradition in Judaism which emphasizes the observance of traditional Jewish law and customs. Focuses on steps to "acquire Torah" to enable a practitioner to internalize wisdom and transform the inner self. Traits encouraged include humility, joy, awe, closeness with friends, and favorable judging. 2014.

A Prayer Journal
DB80221 0 hours 54 minutes
by Flannery O'Connor
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Journal of the author of "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" and Other Stories (DB 33325), kept between January 1946 and September 1947 while she was attending the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa. Reflects on her relationship with God and the world around her. 1947.

Living the Secular Life: New Answers to Old Questions
DB80850 10 hours 21 minutes
by Phil Zuckerman
read by Bill Wallace
Sociology professor examines those who choose to live secular, moral, but not religious, lifestyles. Discusses ways secular people supplant what is traditionally considered part of the purview of religious institutions, including child-rearing and morality, citizenship, community-building, death, and rituals. Studies how the secular life is viewed by the religious. Some strong language. 2014.

Science and Technology

The Quantum Moment: How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty
DB80425 10 hours 46 minutes
by Robert P. Crease and Alfred Scharff Goldhaber
read by Ken Kliban
Philosopher Crease and physicist Goldhaber discuss the lasting legacy of the research into quantum physics in the early 1900s. Present material from their cross-disciplinary course that explores how science and human behavior meet in the definition of "quantum." Describe the impact of quantum research on science and popular culture. 2014.

Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream
DB80725 7 hours 24 minutes
by Joshua Davis
read by Bill Wallace
Contributing editor for Wired magazine recounts how four undocumented Mexican immigrants in Arizona put together an underwater robot named Stinky from scavenged parts and went on to win the National Underwater Robotics Competition at University of California, Santa Barbara in 2004. 2014.

How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World
DB80109 6 hours 14 minutes
by Steven Johnson
read by George Newbern
Author of The Invention of Air (DB 70847) and Where Good Ideas Come From (DB 72839) surveys the history of science and presents six technical and scientific innovations that changed the world but are currently taken for granted. Companion to 2014 PBS television series. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2014.

Headstrong: Fifty-Two Women Who Changed Science—and the World
DB81266 7 hours 0 minutes
by Rachel Swaby
read by Lauren Fortgang
Brief biographies of fifty-two women who helped to advance scientific discovery. Profiles women born between the 1600s and the 1950s who contributed to the fields of medicine, biology, genetics, physics, astronomy, and more. Includes Sally Ride, Stephanie Kwolek, and Ada Lovelace. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Social Sciences

The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism
DB80165 22 hours 7 minutes
by Edward E. Baptist
read by Michael Scherer
Historian reveals how the expansion of slavery in the first eight decades after American independence drove the economy and modernization of the United States. Discusses U.S. domination in world cotton markets—made possible by the profitable slave trade. Forced migration, separation of families, and torture were used to increase efficiency. 2014.

How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits
DB80111 3 hours 11 minutes
by Anne Berest and others
read by Carrington MacDuffie
Four French women offer their thoughts on living the Parisian lifestyle, wherever you actually reside. Includes tips and strategies on fashion, eating, dating, and more. The authors also discuss matters that they think are contrary to the lifestyle, such as hair dye and plastic surgery. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2014.

Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble
DB80738 9 hours 18 minutes
by Marilyn Johnson
read by Jill Fox
Examination of those who choose a career in the field of archaeology—the study of the material remains of culture. Discusses the ways in which people are drawn into the field—such as a love of Indiana Jones, challenges archaeologists face in the twenty-first century, and day-to-day lives of practitioners. 2014.

The Internet Is Not the Answer
DB80712 9 hours 13 minutes
by Andrew Keen
read by John Polk
Columnist examines the negative effects of the Internet, from its inception in the 1960s with ARPANET to the twenty-first century. Examines business interests involved in the Internet's development, the Net's uses in military and government surveillance programs, and the culture of Silicon Valley. 2015.

A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity
DB79893 10 hours 18 minutes
by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
read by Olivia Wilde
Authors of Half the Sky (DB 70300) examine local and global initiatives—including administration and fundraising—to provide aid and tackle a range of social challenges. Profiles people who run the programs as well as beneficiaries. Discusses best practices. Basis for PBS television series. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Sports and Recreation

Fifty-Nine in '84: Old Hoss Radbourn, Barehanded Baseball, and the Greatest Season a Pitcher Ever Had
DB79806 15 hours 10 minutes
by Edward Achorn
read by Bill Burton
Chronicles the career of Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn of the Providence Grays who, in 1884, had the best single season of any major-league baseball pitcher—winning fifty-nine games. Also tells the story of baseball in the 1880s—a brutal, bloody sport played barehanded—and of Radbourn's love for a married boarding-house proprietress. 2010.

The Secret Game: A Wartime Story of Courage, Change, and Basketball's Lost Triumph
DB80934 11 hours 10 minutes
by Scott Ellsworth
read by Scott Ellsworth
The first racially integrated basketball game in the South happened in 1944, during World War II and the Jim Crow era. The Eagles of North Carolina College for Negroes challenged Duke University’s military team from the School of Medicine to a secret game that helped usher in a new era for basketball. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The QB: The Making of Modern Quarterbacks
DB80798 13 hours 11 minutes
by Bruce Feldman
read by Patrick Downer
Sportswriter looks at the lucrative business of coaching quarterbacks and at the important trainers working today. Feldman also profiles some of the successful (and less successful) QBs coming on to the football field from these coaching programs. 2014.

Jeter Unfiltered
DB80644 1 hour 28 minutes
by Derek Jeter
read by Jason Culp
Collection of reminiscences from the former New York Yankee. Discusses teammates, professional relationships, memorable games, turning forty while still an active player, what it meant to him to be repeatedly selected as an all-star, and hopes for the future. Bestseller. 2014.

Always Climb Higher!
DB80208 6 hours 16 minutes
by Jeff Pagels
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Paralympian Pagels discusses being paralyzed in a 1984 tree-cutting accident, his recovery, becoming involved in wheelchair sports, and eventually going to the Paralympics in Albertville, France, and winning gold medals. Explains how he then went on to climb mountains using a specialized chair. 2014.

Why Soccer Matters
DB80424 8 hours 41 minutes
by Pelé
read by Graham Halstead
International soccer legend Pelé—born Edson Arantes do Nascimento in Brazil—explores the history of the sport and provides insights into soccer's role connecting and galvanizing players around the world. 2014.

Stage and Screen

Robert Redford: The Biography
DB79606 17 hours 35 minutes
by Michael Feeney Callan
read by Mark Deakins
Biography of Robert Redford (born 1936), star of the movies Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Sting and Oscar-winning director of Ordinary People. Discusses his childhood and early career, political and environmental activism, and his founding and development of the Sundance Film Festival. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year
DB80552 14 hours 45 minutes
by Andy Cohen
read by Alec Volz
Chronicle of a year (September 2013–September 2014) in the life of television producer and show host Andy Cohen (born 1968). Details his work on his own talk show and on shows he produces, fitness efforts, adoption of a dog, personal and professional relationships, and travels. Strong language. Bestseller. 2014.

Not My Father's Son: A Memoir
DB80261 8 hours 4 minutes
by Alan Cumming
read by Erik Sandvold
Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actor reflects on growing up with an abusive father, his years in show business, and the family secrets and stories that were revealed when he agreed to be on an episode of the genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are? Strong language. Bestseller. 2014.

Lee Marvin: Point Blank
DB80437 9 hours 33 minutes
by Dwayne Epstein
read by Gregory Maupin
Biography of Oscar winner Lee Marvin (1924–1987). Describes his childhood growing up in New York, his service as a Marine during World War II, his acting career, and his relationships. Details roles he played, the lasting effect of his work, as well as the palimony suit against him. 2013.

A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power
DB80630 12 hours 25 minutes
by Paul Fischer
read by Stephen Park
Chronicle of the lives of South Korean actress Choi Eun-Hee and her ex-husband, director Shin Sang-Ok, who were kidnapped from Hong Kong in 1978 at the direction of Kim Jong-Il, the future dictator of North Korea. Describes their time in captivity, remarriage at Kim's direction, and eventual escape in 1986. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
DB80057 7 hours 17 minutes
by Neil Patrick Harris
read by Neil Patrick Harris
Actor known for television shows Doogie Howser, M.D. and How I Met Your Mother presents his autobiography in a "choose your own adventure" format. Discusses growing up in New Mexico, becoming a child star, and dealing with identifying his sexuality. Narrated by the author. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2014.

Even This I Get to Experience
DB80056 19 hours 2 minutes
by Norman Lear
read by Norman Lear
Television producer and writer best known for All in the Family, Sanford and Son, and Maude recounts his life story. Recalls his childhood, early career, and successes and failures. Reminisces about events behind the scenes of shows he produced. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

De Niro: A Life
DB80062 21 hours 40 minutes
by Shawn Levy
read by Mark Deakins
Author of Paul Newman (DB 69075) profiles legendary actor Robert De Niro, best known for Taxi Driver, The Godfather, Part II, and Raging Bull. Details his early childhood as the son of a celebrated painter, his early career—including collaborations with Martin Scorsese—and personal relationships. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

How Not to Make a Short Film: Secrets from a Sundance Programmer
DB80499 6 hours 40 minutes
by Roberta Marie Munroe
read by Roberta Marie Munroe
Author uses her experience as a director and Sundance Film Festival selection panelist to offer advice to aspiring filmmakers on how to create successful short films. Interviews practicing writers, directors, and producers about ways they work. Provides anecdotes from the trade and pointers on what to avoid. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

Unphiltered: The Way I See It
DB80540 5 hours 28 minutes
by Phil Robertson
read by Robert Sams
Patriarch of the Robertson clan, of Duck Dynasty fame, and author of Good Call (DB 79355) and The Women of Duck Commander (DB 79237) describes his thoughts and feelings on faith, family, fame, and hunting. Bestseller. 2014.

Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good
DB80110 5 hours 58 minutes
by Kevin Smith
read by Kevin Smith
Film actor and director, best known for his work as Silent Bob and the Clerks movie franchise, reflects on his life and how it changed after the release of Clerks when he was twenty-three. Discusses challenges he has faced as well as coping mechanisms he has developed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Cosby: His Life and Times
DB79897 19 hours 54 minutes
by Mark Whitaker
read by Chuck Young
Biography of Grammy and Emmy award-winning comedian and actor Cosby (born 1937), best known for his eponymous 1980s television show. Details his early childhood in Philadelphia, his experiences in Hollywood after achieving success in comedy, and his activism in behalf of education and other causes. 2014.

America's Mistress: The Life and Times of Eartha Kitt
DB80279 9 hours 35 minutes
by John L. Williams
read by Colleen Delany
Biography of Emmy Award winner Kitt (1927–2008). Investigates her childhood in a South Carolina sharecropper's family and later in New York City. Describes Kitt's early affiliation with Katherine Dunham's dance troupe, her years in show business, her political activism, and her sometimes scandalous personal relationships. 2013.

Travel

Midnight in Siberia: A Train Journey into the Heart of Russia
DB80592 8 hours 42 minutes
by David Greene
read by Bruce Huntey
NPR’s former Moscow bureau chief traveled 6,000 miles on the Trans-Siberian Railway. In addition to the details and difficulties of the journey itself, Greene interviewed a cross-section of people from among the other passengers and the communities in which the train stopped about the realities of post-Soviet Russia. 2014.

Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail
DB80502 8 hours 14 minutes
by Ben Montgomery
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Biography of Emma Gatewood (1887–1973), who left her family in Ohio in May 1955, saying only that she was going for a walk. Four months later she completed a solo hike of the Appalachian Trail, from south to north—the first woman to do so. Details her trip and subsequent celebrity. 2014.

In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
DB79535 17 hours 32 minutes
by Hampton Sides
read by Arthur Morey
Author of Hellhound on His Trail (DB 71357) chronicles the travels of the USS Jeannette, sent to the Arctic Circle in 1879. Details the entrapment of the ship by pack ice, its eventual sinking, and the crew's journey across the Arctic. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2014.

U.S. History

Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion
DB80749 31 hours 21 minutes
by Harold Holzer
read by Robert Sams
Editor of The Lincoln-Douglas Debates (DB 38793) examines the relationship between Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865), sixteenth president of the United States, and the press of his day. Discusses the way Lincoln used the powers of the presidency to close down "disloyal" newspapers and restrict access to information. 2014.

The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents
DB79539 6 hours 54 minutes
by Ronald Kessler
read by Michael Bybee
Author of In the President's Secret Service (DB 69581) expands on his previous work to include scandals during the Obama presidency; protection of presidential candidates, former presidents, and their families; and providing security while enabling illicit behavior such as extramarital affairs. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2014.

Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans
DB80148 12 hours 13 minutes
by Gary Krist
read by Peter Johnson
Author of City of Scoundrels (DB 75108) examines the development of New Orleans between 1890 and 1920 through the lens of vice. Discusses criminals, police, and reformers. Depicts the intersections of race and class in the city, and the burgeoning jazz scene. Violence. 2014.

The Birth of a Nation: How a Legendary Filmmaker and a Crusading Editor Reignited America's Civil War
DB80791 11 hours 39 minutes
by Dick Lehr
read by Bob Moore
Journalism professor chronicles the history of the 1915 film The Birth of a Nation, which was reviled for its racist portrayal of African-Americans but groundbreaking in its techniques. Relates the work of filmmaker D.W. Griffith and Monroe Trotter, the journalist who led the protest against the film. 2014.

Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief
DB80235 5 hours 40 minutes
by James M. McPherson
read by Robert Fass
Pulitzer Prize winner for Battle Cry of Freedom (DB 27449) examines the life of Jefferson Davis (1807?–1889), president of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. Contemplates Davis's leadership style and politics, personal life, and relationships with contemporary historical figures. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Section 60: Arlington National Cemetery; Where War Comes Home
DB80705 5 hours 49 minutes
by Robert M. Poole
read by Ray Foushee
Former executive editor of National Geographic, Poole profiles Section 60 in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia—the section dedicated primarily to the graves of those who died since 2001 during the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Describes events, funerary traditions, and those who visit. 2014.

For Love of Country: What Our Veterans Can Teach Us about Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice
DB80181 6 hours 9 minutes
by Howard Schultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran
read by Rajiv Chandrasekaran
Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, and journalist Chandrasekaran profile members of the military to highlight stories exemplifying the values of citizenship, heroism, and sacrifice. Focuses on veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
DB80514 12 hours 51 minutes
by Geoffrey C. Ward
read by Barry Bernson
Historian and author of Closest Companion (DB 42168), Ward details the lives of presidents Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919) and Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882–1945) and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962). Explores their influences, triumphs, and tragedies. Companion book to PBS documentary by Ken Burns, and includes a preface by the filmmaker. Bestseller. 2014.

War

Crete 1941: The Battle and the Resistance
DB80589 17 hours 4 minutes
by Antony Beevor
read by Bill Burton
Examines Nazi Germany's invasion of the Greek island in 1941—which the German High Command believed would be an easy victory—and the British deception that made the cost of success for the Axis greatly exceed its tactical benefit. Revised with new introduction. Violence. 2014.

The Long Shadow: The Legacies of the Great War in the Twentieth Century
DB80386 18 hours 54 minutes
by David Reynolds
read by Lou Harpenau
Professor of history at Cambridge University posits that World War I, one of the most violent conflicts in the history of civilization, has been strangely forgotten in American culture. He assesses the lasting impact of the Great War across the twentieth century. 2014.

World History

Sylvia, Queen of the Headhunters: An Eccentric Englishwoman and Her Lost Kingdom
DB79815 16 hours 2 minutes
by Philip Eade
read by Kerry Dukin
Biography of Englishwoman Sylvia Brooke (1885–1971), who was married to the third white rajah of the kingdom of Sarawak on the island of Borneo. Describes her lavish lifestyle, her writings, and her attempts to make her three daughters eligible for the throne. 2007.

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia
DB79654 9 hours 25 minutes
by Candace Fleming
read by various narrators
Recounts when Russia's last tsar, Nicholas II, inherited the throne in 1894, and how he was unprepared to do so. Details how the Romanov family lived a life of opulence as World War I raged outside their door and how the political unrest grew into the Russian Revolution. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
DB80936 13 hours 5 minutes
by Erik Larson
read by Scott Brick
In 1915 the Lusitania, a luxury ocean liner, left New York for Liverpool. The captain assumed that the Germans would follow gentlemanly strictures of warfare, keeping civilian ships safe from attack. Larson recounts what happened when Germany violated that code and the wider repercussions of that choice. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Ugly Renaissance: Sex, Greed, Violence and Depravity in an Age of Beauty
DB79779 15 hours 50 minutes
by Alexander Lee
read by Arthur Morey
Historian examines the darker side of the time period (between the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries) best known for the rebirth of the arts and sciences in Western Europe. Discusses plagues, governmental corruption, and church scandals—such as the mistresses and illegitimate children of Pope Alexander VI. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Berlin: Portrait of a City through the Centuries
DB80508 11 hours 59 minutes
by Rory MacLean
read by Jack Fox
Author of Stalin's Nose (DB 37669) describes the history of Berlin, Germany, from the fifteenth to the twenty-first century, through the stories of residents and visitors, famous and otherwise. Chapters include profiles of Frederick the Great, Christopher Isherwood, Marlene Dietrich, John F. Kennedy, and David Bowie. 2014.

Seventeen Carnations: The Royals, the Nazis and the Biggest Cover-Up in History
DB81307 11 hours 5 minutes
by Andrew Morton
read by James Langton
Journalist Morton details an affair conducted by the wife of Edward VIII—who was later the Duke of Windsor—with Joachim von Ribbentrop, embroiling Edward in a German plot to use him as a puppet king. Reveals the story of the cover-up of the duke's correspondence with Hitler, starting with a daring heist. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Napoleon: A Life
DB80236 32 hours 55 minutes
by Andrew Roberts
read by John Lee
Author of Napoleon and Wellington (DB 56718) examines the life of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821). Details his childhood on Corsica, his rise to power in France both as a military man and politician, his exile to Elba and brief return to France, and his final exile to St. Helena where he died. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Victoria: A Life
DB80349 23 hours 29 minutes
by A.N. Wilson
read by Jill Fox
Author of The Victorians (DB 58822) details the life of Queen Victoria (1819–1901). Discusses her early childhood as the only surviving legitimate grandchild of King George III, her navigation of the changing political tides, and her relationships with family members and intimates. 2014.

Books for Children

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

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

Children's Fiction

Adventure

The Case of the Weird Blue Chicken: The Next Misadventure
DB80483 0 hours 36 minutes
by Doreen Cronin
read by Joe Peck
When a weird blue chicken comes to the chicken squad headquarters for help, siblings Dirt, Sugar, Poppy, and Sweetie search for her missing house. Sequel to The Chicken Squad (DB 80363). For grades 2-4. 2014.

Mr. Peabody and Sherman: The Junior Novelization
DB80534 2 hours 20 minutes
by Erica David
read by Joe Peck
Genius canine Mr. Peabody and his adopted boy Sherman witness world-changing events firsthand in the WABAC time machine. When Sherman breaks fundamental rules because of a girl, the duo race to fix history. Adapted from the 2014 film. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2014.

From Texas with Love
DB80690 5 hours 16 minutes
by Dan Gutman
read by Gary Tipton
Having ditched the family RV, Coke and Pepsi McDonald continue on their cross-country road trip to the Southwest in a convertible. But between visiting weird American landmarks, they must dodge nefarious villains. Sequel to You Only Die Twice (DB 80399). For grades 4-7. 2014.

Captain Awesome and the New Kid
DB81056 0 hours 39 minutes
by Stan Kirby
read by Mark Delgado
When second-grader Eugene stands up for new kid Sally, he plans on including her in the superhero squad lunch. Eugene's plans are temporarily thwarted by Dr. Spinach, but then a cool feline brings them back together. Sequel to Captain Awesome vs. Nacho Cheese Man (DB 79494). For grades 2-4. 2012.

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher
DB80241 5 hours 40 minutes
by Dana Alison Levy
read by Dan Woren
The adventures of a family with two fathers, four adopted boys, and a variety of pets as they make their way through a school year—while in kindergarten through sixth grade—and deal with a grumpy new neighbor. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2014.

The Nerdy Dozen
DB81063 5 hours 7 minutes
by Jeff Miller
read by Mark Delgado
After being abducted by the government for their outstanding gamer skills, Neil Andertol and eleven fellow recruits are asked to participate in an unusual program. The Air Force wants them to use their talents to find a missing jet and rescue two endangered pilots. For grades 5-8. 2014.

Ms. Rapscott's Girls
DB80784 3 hours 40 minutes
by Elise Primavera
read by Katherine Kellgren
At Great Rapscott School for Girls of Busy Parents, Ms. Rapscott teaches her students how to get lost on purpose, resulting in a series of fantastical adventures that makes each learn a little something about courage, strength, bravery, and teamwork. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2015.

The Blood of Olympus: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 5
DB79928 14 hours 3 minutes
by Rick Riordan
read by Jill Fox
The Greek and Roman demigods must simultaneously prevent the Earth Mother, Gaea, from waking and stop war from breaking out at Camp Half-Blood. However, one of the seven demigods must die in order to defeat Gaea. Sequel to The House of Hades (DB 77833). For grades 4-7. 2014.

The Accidental Highwayman: Being the Tale of Kit Bristol, His Horse Midnight, a Mysterious Princess, and Sundry Magical Persons Besides
DB80135 9 hours 21 minutes
by Ben Tripp
read by Gary Tipton
In eighteenth-century England, young Christopher "Kit" Bristol accidentally takes on the task of his dead master, notorious highwayman Whistling Jack, who pledged to a fairy that he would rescue feisty Princess Morgana from an arranged marriage with King George III. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2014.

Classics

Mary Poppins from A to Z
DB80596 0 hours 38 minutes
by P.L. Travers
read by Abigail Maupin
For each letter of the alphabet, there is a brief description of a character or incident from the other Mary Poppins books. The featured letter in each segment begins as many words as possible. For grades 4-7. 1962.

Family

The Fourteenth Goldfish
DB79655 3 hours 5 minutes
by Jennifer L. Holm
read by Georgette Perna
Ellie's scientist grandfather has discovered a way to reverse aging, and consequently has turned into a teenager—which makes for complicated relationships when he moves in with Ellie and her mother, his daughter. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2014.

Fantasy

The Iron Trial: Magisterium, Book 1
DB80034 10 hours 39 minutes
by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
read by Paul Boehmer
Warned away from magic all of his life, Callum Hunt endeavors to fail the trials that would admit him to the Magisterium, a training school for young mages, only to be drawn into its ranks against his will and forced to confront his past. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2014.

The Enchantress Returns: The Land of Stories
DB80032 11 hours 11 minutes
by Chris Colfer
read by Chris Colfer
Against the will of their grandmother, twins Alex and Conner must find their own way into the Land of Stories to rescue their mother and save the fairy-tale world from the greatest threat it has ever faced—the return of the Enchantress, who cursed Sleeping Beauty. Sequel to The Wishing Spell (DB 80031). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2013.

A Grimm Warning: The Land of Stories
DB80033 10 hours 36 minutes
by Chris Colfer
read by Chris Colfer
After thirteen-year-old Conner returns to the Land of Stories and reunites with his twin sister, Alex, who is training to become the next Fairy Godmother, war breaks out in the fairy-tale world. Sequel to The Enchantress Returns (DB 80032). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2014.

The Wishing Spell: The Land of Stories
DB80031 9 hours 2 minutes
by Chris Colfer
read by Chris Colfer
Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, twins Alex and Conner leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic, where they come face-to-face with the fairy-tale characters they grew up reading about. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2012.

How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel
DB79168 5 hours 33 minutes
by Cressida Cowell
read by David Tennant
The dragon rebellion has begun and young Viking Hiccup has become an outcast. But that won't stop him from going on the most harrowing and important quest of his life—he must find the Dragon's Jewel in order to save his people. Sequel to How to Steal a Dragon's Sword (DB 79026). Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2012.

How to Steal a Dragon's Sword
DB79026 5 hours 3 minutes
by Cressida Cowell
read by David Tennant
Ever since the woods of Berserk burned down, dark days have come to the Archipelago. Dragons are beginning to revolt against their Masters, Old Wrinkly is missing, and floods wash away entire villages. And the wicked witch Excellinor has returned—and she wants Hiccup's sword. Sequel to How to Break a Dragon's Heart (DB 79025). Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2011.

Rogue Knight: Five Kingdoms, Book 2
DB80376 12 hours 23 minutes
by Brandon Mull
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
When the hunt for his lost friends leads Cole Randolph to the kingdom of Elloweer, he and new friends Mira, Twitch, and Jace team up with the resistance movement to search for Mira's sister. But enemies are closing in. Sequel to Sky Raiders (DB 78531). For grades 5-8. 2014.

The Enchantress: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Book 6
DB81306 14 hours 20 minutes
by Michael Scott
read by Paul Boehmer
The future of humanity is determined in this concluding entry, after The Warlock (DB 73728). In San Francisco, Nicholas and Perenelle Flamel have one day to defend the city from monsters. Meanwhile in a different time, magician John Dee assists twins Josh and Sophie. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2012.

Alice the Fairy
DB79776 0 hours 12 minutes
by David Shannon
read by Kate Simses
Alice, who claims to be a temporary fairy, still has a lot to learn, such as how to make her clothes put themselves away in the closet and how to float her dog on the ceiling. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2009.

The Riverman
DB81064 7 hours 22 minutes
by Aaron Starmer
read by Joe Peck
Fiona Loomis claims she is visiting a parallel universe where a nefarious being called the Riverman is stealing the souls of children. She asks Alistair, the boy down the street, to write her biography, because she fears her soul may be next. Some strong language. For grades 6-9. 2014.

The Girl Who Soared over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two
DB80604 7 hours 51 minutes
by Catherynne M. Valente
read by Mare Trevathan
Longing for a new adventure that will reunite her with her friends Ell and Saturday, September is spirited away to the moon and charged with saving Fairyland from a moon-Yeti who wields mysterious powers. Sequel to The Girl Who Fell beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There (DB 77845). For grades 5-8. 2013.

Growing Up

Giraffes Can't Dance
DB79890 0 hours 8 minutes
by Giles Andreae
read by Billy Dee Williams
Gerald the giraffe is too clumsy to dance with all the other animals at the Jungle Dance, until he finds the right music. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2008.

The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza
DB79780 3 hours 40 minutes
by Jack Gantos
read by Jack Gantos
Everything goes topsy-turvy for Joey as he becomes the man of the house, looking after his new baby brother, taking care of his depressed mother, and dealing with his troublesome father. Sequel to I Am Not Joey Pigza (DB 65562). Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2014.

Pigsty
DB79774 0 hours 12 minutes
by Mark Teague
read by Skip Hinnant
When Wendell doesn't listen to his mom and clean up his room, a whole herd of pigs comes to live with him. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3 and older readers. 2007.

Historical Fiction

The War That Saved My Life
DB80472 7 hours 40 minutes
by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
read by Jayne Entwistle
A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2015.

Bo at Ballard Creek
DB80868 5 hours 18 minutes
by Kirkpatrick Hill
read by Emily Pike Stewart
Alaska, 1920s. When orphaned Bo wins the hearts of two tough gold miners, they decide to raise her and keep her out of an orphanage. Bo is quickly accepted into the nearby Eskimo village and embarks on a grand adventure. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2013.

Ship of Dolls
DB80324 5 hours 52 minutes
by Shirley Parenteau
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
Portland, Oregon, 1926. Eleven-year-old Lexie longs to rejoin her singer mother in San Francisco, but she's stuck with her strict grandparents. Then Lexie's class plans a contest around the shipment of friendship dolls to Japan, offering her a chance to win a trip to the San Francisco farewell ceremony. For grades 3-6. 2014.

Holidays

The Mr. Men and Little Miss Christmas Collection
DB80182 0 hours 33 minutes
by Roger Hargreaves and Adam Hargreaves
read by Jim Dale
Collection of holiday stories includes Mr. Men: Twelve Days of Christmas; Mr. Men: A Christmas Carol; Mr. Men: The Night Before Christmas; Little Miss Christmas; and Mr. Christmas. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2014.

Humor

My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish: The Seaquel
DB80114 2 hours 51 minutes
by Mo O'Hara
read by Andy Pyle
Frankie, the zombie goldfish, has appointed himself Tom's bodyguard. Together, on the annual family trip, they thwart big brother Mark's evil-scientist plans that involve a monstrous eel of Eel Bay. For grades 2-4. 2013.

Mystery

The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place
DB80634 9 hours 26 minutes
by Julie Berry
read by Jayne Entwistle
Seven very proper Victorian young ladies conspire to hide the murder of their headmistress from the authorities in order to keep St. Etheldreda's School for Girls open. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2014.

May Magic: Calendar Mysteries
DB79556 0 hours 53 minutes
by Ron Roy
read by Dave Corey
Bradley and Brian need help from friends Nate and Lucy after a hypnotist turns their mother into a duck but does not quite get her changed back. Sequel to April Adventure (DB 79338). For grades 2-4. 2011.

Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile
DB80803 4 hours 40 minutes
by Marcia Wells
read by Alec Volz
Eleven-year-old Edmund Lonnrot, aka Eddie Red, uses his photographic memory and drawing skills to help the police catch criminals. When the cops are stumped by an art thief, Eddie becomes the NYPD's secret weapon to solve the case. For grades 4-7. 2014.

School

Next Top Villain: Ever After High
DB81268 3 hours 55 minutes
by Suzanne Selfors
read by Kathleen McInerney
Unlike her classmates, who include the daughters of Snow White, Cinderella, and Rapunzel, Duchess Swan does not have a happily-ever-after waiting for her. But her class in General Villainy, taught by Mr. Badwolf, could change her destiny. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2015.

Science Fiction

Space Rocks 2: For the Love of Gelo!
DB80490 8 hours 16 minutes
by Tom O'Donnell
read by Christopher Walker
Chorkle and its human friends Hollins, twins Becky and Nicki, and Little Gus, from Space Rocks! (DB 79653), have been warped to a strange new galaxy. When Chorkle's parent is stranded on neighboring planet Kyral, the gang sets off on a daring rescue mission. For grades 4-7. 2014.

Tall Tales

Myth-O-Mania, Books 7–10
DB80451 14 hours 43 minutes
by Kate McMullan
read by Robert Sams
Continuing Greek and Roman gods mythology series, written between 2012 and 2015, includes: Get to Work, Hercules!; Go For the Gold, Atalanta!; Hit the Road, Helen!; and Get Lost, Odysseus. Sequel to Myth-O-Mania (DB 79683). For grades 4-7. 2015.

Children's Nonfiction

Animals

Sniffer Dogs: How Dogs (and Their Noses) Save the World
DB80913 3 hours 28 minutes
by Nancy F. Castaldo
read by Patrick Downer
Describes how detection dogs are able to use their noses to find everything from people, both alive and dead, to explosives and orca whale poop. Highlights how these special working dogs help humans every day. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2014.

Biography

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus
DB80620 1 hour 34 minutes
by Jen Bryant
read by Laura Giannarelli
Biography of Peter Mark Roget (1779–1869), the creator of the thesaurus. Describes how books were young Peter's companions, and how from within their pages came the inspiration for his treasure house of words—starting with many, many lists. Sibert Award. For grades 2-4. 2014.

A Home for Mr. Emerson
DB80703 0 hours 26 minutes
by Barbara Kerley
read by Carol Dines
Biography of the New England essayist and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882). Recounts his youth as a city boy who longed for the open fields and deep woods of the country, and his later life as a man who treasured books, ideas, family, and community. For grades 2-4 and older readers. 2014.

Thomas Jefferson: President and Philosopher
DB79692 4 hours 58 minutes
by Jon Meacham
read by Edward Herrmann
Pulitzer Prize-winning author recounts the life of Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), the third president of the United States. President Jefferson was one of the authors of the Declaration of Independence, but was also a lawyer and an ambassador, an inventor, and a scientist. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2014.

Brown Girl Dreaming
DB80026 3 hours 59 minutes
by Jacqueline Woodson
read by Jacqueline Woodson
In this autobiography told through vivid poems, Woodson explores her childhood as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s and her growing awareness of the civil rights movement. Reflects on the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite her difficulties with reading as a child. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2014.

Government and the Law

Guilty: Crime, Punishment, and the Changing Face of Justice
DB80804 3 hours 35 minutes
by Teri Kanefield
read by Carol Dines
Overview of crime and the American criminal justice system. Uses extensive examples of real cases to illustrate difficult questions about what is considered criminal and what punishments are appropriate for different types of crimes. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2014.

History

African American History Series
DB80878 3 hours 29 minutes
by Darice Bailer and others
read by Michael Scherer
Six titles focus on the African American experience throughout history, from oppression to empowerment. Includes African American Culture, The Black Power Movement, The Civil Rights Movement, The Jim Crow Era, The Reconstruction Era, and Slavery in the United States. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2014.

Harlem Hellfighters
DB80704 0 hours 18 minutes
by J. Patrick Lewis
read by Mike Stefanelli
Poetical account of the highly decorated, barrier-breaking, historic black regiment—the Harlem Hellfighters. They traveled from Harlem across the Atlantic to fight alongside the French in World War I, inspiring a continent with their brand of jazz music. For grades 6-9. 2014.

Science

The Science of a Bridge Collapse
DB80822 0 hours 30 minutes
by Nikole Brooks Bethea
read by Gregory Maupin
Discusses the science behind bridge collapses and their effects. Examines historical bridge failures, explains how bridges are designed and built, and shows how scientists and engineers are working to prevent future collapses. For grades 3-6. 2015.

Sneaker Century: A History of Athletic Shoes
DB80821 1 hour 41 minutes
by Amber J. Keyser
read by Erin Jones
Describes sneaker fashions and the larger-than-life personalities behind the best-known athletic shoe brands in history. Explains how teen sneaker-heads became important style-makers and explores the sneaker frontier of the future. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2015.

The EARTH Book
DB79690 0 hours 5 minutes
by Todd Parr
read by Todd Parr
Illustrates how children can help protect the Earth and make it a better place. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2010.

Sports and Recreation

World Cup
DB79691 2 hours 45 minutes
by Matt Christopher and Stephanie True Peters
read by Joshua Swanson
Profiles every World Cup competition ever played while sharing related historical and cultural information. Also provides information on the Women's World Cup. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2010.

The NFL's Greatest Teams, Books 9–16
DB80707 2 hours 37 minutes
by Marcia Zappa
read by Alec Volz
Collection of eight books highlighting the history of the National Football League, the legendary teams, and their star players. The second part of this series includes Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks, and Washington Redskins. For grades 3-6. 2015.

Foreign Language

Español

La Verdad sobre el Caso Harry Quebert (The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair)
DB79987 23 horas 34 minutos
por Joël Dicker
leído por Peter Pereyra
Un libro dentro de otro libro, esta novela explora la desaparición de una niña de New Hampshire de quince años de edad y, treinta años después, la determinación de un joven escritor para limpiar el nombre de su mentor—y escribir su próximo éxito de ventas. Publicado originalmente en francés en 2012. Algunas descripciones de violencia, de lenguaje injurioso, y de índole sexual. (A book within a book about the disappearance of a fifteen-year-old New Hampshire girl and, thirty years later, a young writer's determination to clear his mentor's name—and write his next bestseller. Originally published in French in 2012. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex.) 2013.

Salvando Vidas: Cambia Tus Hábitos, Cambia Tu Vida (Saving Lives: Change Your Habits, Change Your Life)
DB79960 5 horas 22 minutos
por José Fernández
leído por Jorge Pupo
Nutricionista y entrenador puertorriqueño comparte el fruto de sus esfuerzos para combatir el sobrepeso, enfatizando que no hay pretexto que valga: es tiempo de asumir un estilo de vida saludable. (Puerto Rican nutritionist and trainer shares the fruit of his efforts to combat obesity, urging readers to put excuses aside and take up a healthy lifestyle.) 2013.

Perdida (Gone Girl)
DB79986 20 horas 20 minutos
por Gillian Flynn
leído por Nadia Garzon
Nick y Amy Dunne narran alternativamente la historia de su matrimonio problemático, su traslado de Nueva York a Missouri a la ciudad natal de Nick, y la desaparición de Amy durante el quinto aniversario de su boda. Cuando pistas comienzan a implicar a Nick, él aprende más sobre Amy. Lenguaje injurioso, algunas descripciones de violencia y algunas descripciones explicítas de índole sexual. (Nick and Amy Dunne alternate telling the story of their troubled marriage, their move from New York to Nick's Missouri hometown, and Amy's disappearance. As clues begin to implicate Nick, he learns more about Amy. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex.) 2013.

El Invierno del Mundo (Winter of the World)
DB79988 38 horas 36 minutos
por Ken Follett
leído por María Pino
Las cinco familias de La Caída de los Gigantes (DB 79975) continúan luchando a través de las décadas tumultuosos de los 1930s y 1940s. Carla von Ulrich, hija de Maud y Walter, lucha contra los nazis, mientras que Lloyd Williams y Boy Fitzherbert compiten por la atención de Daisy Peshkov, una mujer de alta sociedad. Violencia y algunas descripciones de lenguage injurioso. (The five families from La Caída de Los Gigantes (DB 79975) continue to struggle through the tumultuous 1930s and 1940s. Carla von Ulrich, daughter of Maud and Walter, fights the Nazis, while Lloyd Williams and Boy Fitzherbert vie for the attentions of socialite Daisy Peshkov. Violence and some strong language.) 2012.

Federico en su Balcón (Federico on His Balcony)
DB79957 9 horas 12 minutos
por Carlos Fuentes
leído por Peter Pereyra
En esta novela póstuma de Fuentes, Dante Loredano entabla un diálogo con un vecino de balcón, filósofo Federico Nietzsche, y se deja guiar por éste a través de una ciudad encendida por una violenta revolución social. (In this posthumously published novel by Fuentes, Dante Loredano enters into a dialogue with a balcony neighbor, philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, and lets himself be guided by him through a city ignited by a violent social revolution.) 2012.

El Profeta (The Prophet)
DB79977 1 hora 37 minutos
por Khalil Gibran
leído por Juan Carlos Rueda
Cuento místico por el poeta y pintor libanés Khalil Gibran (1883–1931) de un profeta, Al-Mustafá, que expone sobre los temas del amor, matrimonio, alegría y tristeza, crimen y castigo, dolor, y autoconocimiento. Traducido del original en inglés. (Mystical tale by Lebanese poet and painter Khalil Gibran (1883–1931) about a prophet named Al-Mustafá, who expounds on such subjects as love, marriage, joy and sorrow, crime and punishment, pain, and self-knowledge. Translated into Spanish from the English-language original.) 1923.

Ser o No Ser: Ese Es el Dilema en Puerto Rico (To Be or Not to Be: That Is the Question in Puerto Rico)
DB79985 8 horas 0 minutos
por Guillermo González
leído por Jorge Pupo
Un psiquiatra puertorriqueño ofrece una exploración de la historia política de Puerto Rico. González postula que la isla ha sufrido bajo siglos de colonización y que la solución para su pueblo se basa en la soberanía o la estadidad con representación en el Congreso. (Puerto Rican psychiatrist provides a brief exploration of the political history of Puerto Rico. González posits that the island has suffered under years of colonization and that the solution for its people rests in either sovereignty or statehood with representation in Congress.) 2014.

¡Crear o Morir! La Esperanza de Latinoamérica y Las Cinco Claves de la Innovación (Create or Die! The Hope of Latin America and The Five Keys to Innovation)
DB79981 11 horas 54 minutos
por Andrés Oppenheimer
leído por Jorge Pupo
Oppenheimer, periodista ganador del Premio Pulitzer, explora la educación, el deporte, la salud, y la tecnología en América Latina. A partir de entrevistas con empresarios e investigadores claves, el autor pone en evidencia cómo la region puede insertarse de manera efectiva en la "economía del conocimiento", generar creatividad rentable e innovación colectiva. (Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist explores education, sports, health, and technology in Latin America. From interviews with entrepreneurs and researchers, Oppenheimer demonstrates how the region can be inserted effectively into the "knowledge economy," generating profitable collective creativity and innovation.) 2014.

Paso a Paso . . . por el Camino de Santiago: Crónica de Un Peregrino (Step by Step . . . On the Way of St. James: Chronicle of a Pilgrim)
DB79971 2 horas 26 minutos
por Silverio Pérez
leído por Jorge Pupo
El músico y comediante puertorriqueño ofrece un relato de su viaje de 2013 a lo largo del Camino de Santiago, la gran ruta de peregrinación cristiana en España. (Puerto Rican musician and comedian provides an account of his 2013 journey along the Way of Saint James, the popular Christian pilgrim route in Spain.) 2014.

El Húsar (The Hussar)
DB79964 5 horas 52 minutos
por Arturo Pérez-Reverte
leído por Walter Krochmal
Publicado originalmente en 1986, esta versión revisada de la primera novela de Pérez-Reverte describe las aventuras de un joven subteniente del ejército napoleónico, Federico Glüntz, en busca de la gloria de la guerra en España, 1808. Violencia. (Originally published in 1986, this revised version of Pérez-Reverte's debut novel depicts the adventures of Frederic Glüntz, a young lieutenant in Napoleon's army who is looking for the glory of war in Spain in 1808. Violence.) 2004.

Insurgente (Insurgent)
DB79978 13 horas 20 minutos
por Veronica Roth
leído por Gabriela Garcia
Una guerra estalla entre las facciones. Tris y Tobias, de la facción Osadía, luchan para evitar la persecución implacable de la facción de Erudición contra los divergentes mientras que buscan los secretos de Erudición. Continuación de Divergente (DB 79961). Algunas descripciones de violencia, de lenguage injurioso y de índole sexual. Para lectores de alta secundaria y mayores. (War erupts between the factions. Tris and Tobias, of the Dauntless faction, struggle to avoid the Erudite faction's relentless pursuit of divergents while seeking to uncover the Erudite's secrets. Sequel to Divergente (DB 79961). Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers.) 2012.

Leal (Allegiant)
DB79979 13 horas 25 minutos
por Veronica Roth
leído por Gabriela Garcia
Tris Prior salta a la oportunidad de salir de la ciudad donde se crió—pero descubre el mundo más allá de Chicago es más inquietante de lo que imaginaba. Continuación de Insurgente (DB 79978). Algunas descripciones de violencia, de lenguage injurioso y de índole sexual. Para lectores de alta secundaria y mayores. (Tris Prior jumps at the chance to leave the city she grew up in—but discovers the world beyond Chicago is more disturbing than she imagined. Sequel to Insurgente (DB 79978). Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex.) 2014.

¡Pa'rriba y Pa'lante! Mis Secretos para Triunfar en Tu Carrera, Tu Relación, y Tu Vida (Rise Up and Shine: My Secrets for Success in Career, Relationships, and Life)
DB79980 8 horas 22 minutos
por Cristina Saralegui
leído por María Pino
Cubana periodista, actriz y conductora de televisión, refleja sobre los secretos del éxito. Saralegui reconstruye diversos desafíos, tanto personales como profesionales, que ella enfrentó en su vida y ofrece consejos que ella espera fortalecerá familias, parejas y personas que quieren triunfar en la vida. (Cuban-born journalist, actress, and television personality reflects on the secrets of success. Saralegui reconstructs various challenges she faced, both personal and professional, and offers advice that she hopes will strengthen families, couples, and individuals who want to triumph in life.) 2014.

El Hombre Duplicado (The Double)
DB79965 12 horas 16 minutos
por José Saramago
leído por Walter Krochmal
Un profesor de historia de treinta y ocho años, Tertuliano Máximo Afonso, se encuentra con su copia exacta: un hombre que aparece en una película de segunda categoría y que es idéntico a él. Encontrar a la figura de su doble se convierte en una obsesión para Tertuliano. Traducido del portugués. (Thirty-eight-year-old history teacher Tertuliano Máximo Afonso meets his exact copy: a man who appears in a second-rate movie and who is identical to him. Finding his double becomes an obsession for Tertuliano. Translated from the Portuguese.) 2002.

El Álamo: Una Historia No Apta para Hollywood (The Alamo: A Story Unfit for Hollywood)
DB79972 10 horas 2 minutos
por Paco Ignacio Taibo II
leído por Walter Krochmal
La batalla de El Álamo representó para México una victoria sin trascendencia en la guerra contra colonos rebeldes. Para los Estados Unidos, se trata de la piedra angular que daría un nuevo sentido a sus conceptos de nación e imperio. El autor mexicano Taibo intenta reconstruir el acontecimiento histórico. Violencia. (For Mexico, the Battle of the Alamo represented an inconsequential victory in a war against rebel colonists. For the United States, it was a cornerstone that gave new meaning to the concepts of nation and empire. Mexican author Taibo attempts to piece together the historical event. Violence.) 2011.

En el Harén de Estambul: Historias Reales de Mujeres Turcas en el Siglo XXI (In the Harem of Istanbul: Real-Life Stories of Turkish Women in the 21st Century)
DB79991 7 horas 25 minutos
por Carla de la Vega
leído por Sara Espinoza
Una novela que explora la vida cotidiana de cuatro mujeres viviendo en la Turquía moderna— una aspirante a profesora, una veinteañera occidentalizada, una judía sefardí, y una divorciada que ha sido amenazada— atrapadas entre las costumbres tradicionales y la promesa del secularismo en el siglo veintiuno. Algunas descripciones de violencia, de lenguaje injurioso, y de índole sexual. (Explores the everyday lives of four women in modern Turkey—an aspiring professor, a westernized twentysomething, a Sephardi, and a threatened divorcée—caught between traditional customs and the promise of secularism in the twenty-first century. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex.) 2009.

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