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Talking Book Topics January-February 2014

January-February 2014

About Talking Book Topics

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

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

Talking Book Topics is available online in HTML and plain text at Talking Book Topics section and in downloadable audio files on the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) service at

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

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Books for Adults

Adult Fiction

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Books for Children

Children’s Fiction

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Foreign Language Books

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In Brief

Changes to Talking Book Topics: More books, longer annotations

Beginning with this issue, January–February 2014, you will see some subscriber-requested changes to Talking Book Topics (TBT). NLS has restored the fifty-word book annotation to the audio, large-print, and online versions of TBT. The large-print version of the magazine will continue to announce more books than in years past to accommodate the expanding number of audiobooks in our collection. This issue announces 566 recently produced titles. To make it easier for you to find books by subject category and author last name the titles are now announced in the following alphabetical order:

  1. As before, the titles are listed under broad headings: Books for Adults, Books for Children, and Foreign Language Books.
  2. Within Books for Adults and Books for Children, titles are subdivided into Fiction and Nonfiction. Fiction will now be listed first, since it comes first alphabetically.
  3. Inside the Fiction and Nonfiction genres, titles are listed by their subject categories in A-to-Z order. For example, the Adult Fiction titles for this issue are ordered by subject from Adventure to Westerns.
  4. Within each subject category, the titles are arranged alphabetically by the author’s last name.
  5. If there is more than one title by a given author, the titles are further organized alphabetically by title.
    For example if you’re interested in Stephen King’s latest novel Joyland, you would look under Adult Fiction, then in Mystery and Dectective, and then by the last name King.

The new arrangement eliminates the need for an index.

Magazine of the Month

The NLS Magazine of the Month program offers readers samples of magazines not otherwise available through network libraries. Subscribers receive a different audio magazine each month. For a free subscription, contact your cooperating talking-book library. Subscribers may expect to receive some of the following selections:

  • All You
  • Cook’s Country
  • Experience Life: Being Healthy Is a Revolutionary Act
  • Family Tree Magazine
  • Martha Stewart Living
  • Men’s Journal
  • Mindful: Taking Time for What Matters
  • O, The Oprah Magazine
  • Popular Mechanics
  • Real Simple
    Reminisce Magazine
  • MIT Technology Review

Alternate selections include Gather Journal, Mother Earth Living (formerly Natural Home and Garden), Poets and Writers, Taproot Magazine, Whole Living, Wilder Quarterly

The Young Adult Magazine of the Month program has been suspended.

Collection Development Advisory Group

The next meeting of the Collection Development Advisory Group will take place in the spring of 2015. Members and meeting details will be announced in the late summer or early fall. Recommendations and Commendations of the 2013 group will be circulated in the near future.


The following announcements may be of interest to readers. The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped reserves the right to publish announcements selectively, as space permits. The items mentioned, however, are not part of the NLS program and their listings do not imply endorsement.

Hadley School offers gardening course

The Hadley School now offers a new course, Stress Relief and Meditative Gardening, which teaches methods for designing a garden that can be used for meditation. The course includes four lessons and was developed in concert with the Chicago Botanic Gardens. It is open to both adult continuing education and high school students. For more information visit External or call toll-free 1-800-526-9909.

VisionAware introduces Getting Started kit

VisionAware has released a Getting Started kit for individuals newly diagnosed with vision loss. The kit includes ten tip sheets that suggest ways to continue engaging independently in everyday tasks, including navigating kitchens, bathrooms, and technology. They also provide advice on choosing and speaking with doctors. For more information on how to download or receive a print copy of the kit, visit External

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Books for Adults

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

Titles and magazines are also available for download on the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) website at

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

Adult Fiction


The Jungle: The Oregon Files
DB73147 11 hours 1 minute
by Clive Cussler
read by Mark Ashby
A powerful thirteenth-century weapon called the Dragon’s Stare falls into the hands of a man intent on using it to bring down the U.S. government. Ex-CIA operative Juan Cabrillo and his crew on the Oregon race to foil the plot. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2011.


Compass Rose
DB73346 14 hours 42 minutes
by John Casey
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Rhode Island. After building his boat in the prequel Spartina (RC 30692), Dick Pierce focuses on the women in his life—his wife May, his former mistress Elsie, and his daughter Rose—and the way they interact in their small, closely connected community. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2010.

More Than Friends
DB76659 13 hours 9 minutes
by Barbara Delinsky
read by Kristin Allison
The Pope and the Maxwell families have been neighbors and the best of friends for more than a decade. But a tragic event, coupled with a moment of infidelity, damages the families’ relationships—possibly beyond repair. Strong language and descriptions of sex. 1993.

The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
DB73112 5 hours 28 minutes
by Heidi W. Durrow
read by Annie Wauters
Eleven-year-old Rachel and her siblings leave their black G.I. father when Nella, their Danish mother, moves them to Chicago in pursuit of Nella’s lover. Forced to live with her black grandmother and aunt in Portland, Oregon, after tragedy strikes, Rachel struggles with her identity. Bellwether Prize. Bestseller. 2010.

The Road to Cardinal Valley
DB76606 9 hours 49 minutes
by Earlene Fowler
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Cardinal, California. In this follow-up to The Saddlemaker’s Wife (DB 64482), Lucas McGavin—who has traded law for saddlemaking—is eagerly awaiting the return of Ruby, his brother’s widow. Ruby is coming back with her ill alcoholic brother, hoping to give him a fresh start. Some strong language. 2013.

The Sweetness of Salt
DB73262 8 hours 26 minutes
by Cecilia Galante
read by Theresa Conkin
High school valedictorian Julia’s plans for a summer internship at the D.A.’s office change after her older sister Sophie reveals a family secret. Julia visits Sophie in Vermont to learn the truth. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2010.

The Box: Tales from the Darkroom
DB73615 5 hours 10 minutes
by Günter Grass
read by Mark Ashby
An Agfa box camera plays an important role in this fictionalized autobiography by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Eight siblings record memories of their childhood and growing up with their father, a peripheral figure preoccupied with writing books. Originally published in German in 2008. 2010.

The Uninvited Guests
DB76585 7 hours 40 minutes
by Sadie Jones
read by Kristin Allison
England, 1912. Edward Swift leaves his wife Charlotte’s country home to try and borrow money to save the house from creditors. Charlotte’s daughter Emerald is hosting her own twentieth birthday party when third-class survivors from a train wreck arrive seeking assistance, disrupting the celebration, and causing mischief. 2012.

A Turn in the Road
DB73225 10 hours 52 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by Carol Dines
Bethanne and her daughter Annie join Bethanne’s former mother-in-law Ruth on a cross-country road trip to Florida. Ruth heads for her fiftieth high school reunion, while Bethanne, from A Good Yarn (DB/RC 61808), considers her ex-husband’s wish to reunite. Along the way Bethanne falls in love. 2011.

The Glass Wives
DB76708 9 hours 7 minutes
by Amy Sue Nathan
read by Joyce Bean
The death of Richard Glass, a Jewish math professor, upends the lives of his two families: his ex-wife Evie and their ten-year-old twins and his new, younger Christian wife Nicole and their baby. To pay the bills, Evie and Nicole share Evie’s house. Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Dimanche (and Other Stories)
DB73274 6 hours 58 minutes
by Irène Némirovsky
read by Erin Jones
Ten short stories about family tensions in France in the World War II era by the author of Suite Française (DB/RC 62505). In the title piece, household members make separate Sunday afternoon plans, revealing their inner turmoil and fraying ties to one another. Translated from French. 1942.

Love, Honor, and Betray
DB72896 8 hours 20 minutes
by Kimberla Lawson Roby
read by Theresa Conkin
The Reverend Curtis Black takes custody of his two-year-old illegitimate daughter Curtina when his mistress dies. Curtis’s third wife Charlotte resents the girl and has two affairs while Curtis struggles with his own temptations. Both Curtis and Charlotte wonder if their marriage can be saved. 2011.

Mary Coin
DB76737 7 hours 56 minutes
by Marisa Silver
read by Mare Trevathan
Walker Dodge, a California social historian, investigates a family-owned photograph of Depression-era migrant laborer Mary Coin. The backstories of Mary and photographer Vera Dare reveal the field-workers’ lives of poverty and despair. Inspired by Dorothea Lange’s famous 1936 portrait Migrant Mother. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2013.

Stone Arabia
DB73695 7 hours 31 minutes
by Dana Spiotta
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Middle-aged siblings Nik and Denise grew up in Los Angeles during the seventies and eighties. Nik, a reclusive musician-songwriter, keeps a scrapbook that chronicles his fantasy life; their mother slips into age-related dementia; and Denise’s daughter wants to make a documentary film about Nik’s alternative world. Strong language. Bestseller. 2011.

The History of Us
11 hours 43 minutes
by Leah Stewart
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Seventeen years after abandoning an academic career at Harvard to care for her orphaned nieces and nephew, Eloise wants to sell the family home. The children, who still live there, oppose it and youngest sibling Claire reveals a secret that shocks them all. Some strong language. 2013.

Then Came You
DB73560 9 hours 41 minutes
by Jennifer Weiner
read by Annie Wauters
Gold digger India finally snares billionaire husband Marcus. Unable to conceive, the couple hires Princeton senior Jules to donate eggs and married mother Annie to carry the baby. But Marcus’s daughter Bettina vows to expose India’s past and drive her away. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2011.

The Ashford Affair
DB76719 14 hours 26 minutes
by Lauren Willig
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
1926. Addie travels from London to Kenya to visit her cousin Bea and her family. Bea’s husband Frederick was Addie’s former crush. Seventy years later, granddaughter Clemmie discovers a family secret at Addie’s ninety-ninth birthday party and investigates. Some strong language. 2013.


Death Blows: Bloodhound Files, Book 2
DB73217 11 hours 10 minutes
by D.D. Barant
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Jace Valchek, agent of the National Security Agency of the Unnatural States of America, hunts for serial killer Aristotle Stoker. Her search is interrupted when superhero Flash—who should not exist in this parallel realm that has outlawed comics as dark magic—turns up dead. Some violence and some strong language. 2010.

Killing Rocks: Bloodhound Files, Book 3
DB73258 10 hours 17 minutes
by D.D. Barant
read by Madelyn Buzzard
NSA head David Cassius promises to return special agent Jace to her own universe if she and her partner Charlie, a golem, capture powerful shaman Asher and catch serial killer Stoker. But Charlie’s loyalties are divided by a golem-rights war. Some violence and some strong language. 2010.

Red Glove: The Curse Workers, Book 2
8 hours 53 minutes
by Holly Black
read by Brian Conn
Federal agents offer Cassel Sharpe, from White Cat (DB72072), protection and employment if he agrees to be their informant against the mobsters his family works for. But the mob also wants to recruit Cassel, and he struggles with divided loyalties. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2011.

Ghost Story: The Dresden Files
DB73557 17 hours 40 minutes
by Jim Butcher
read by Gregory Gorton
After Harry was left for dead in Changes (DB70918), he thought that would be the end. But Harry is caught between life and death and must find his assailant to save his friends—even as a ghost. Violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2011.

Clockwork Prince: The Infernal Devices, Book 2
DB76407 17 hours 17 minutes
by Cassanra Clare
read by Andy Pyle
Victorian-era London. Under Jem’s tutelage Tessa learns more about the Shadowhunters and finds herself growing attracted to Jem. But Tessa is conflicted over her lingering feelings for fellow Shadowhunter Will, who remains tortured by a personal demon. Sequel to Clockwork Angel (DB72530). Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2011.

Clockwork Princess: The Infernal Devices, Book 3
17 hours 40 minutes
by Cassandra Clare
read by Eva Wilhelm
Victorian-era London. Tessa, Jem, and Will must battle Mortmain before he can strike the Shadowhunters, but none of their allies believes Mortmain is an imminent threat. As the stakes rise, Tessa realizes the only person who can save her is herself. Some violence. Sequel to Clockwork Prince (DB76407). For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Against All Things Ending: The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Book 3
DB72902 30 hours 57 minutes
by Stephen R. Donaldson
read by Gary Tipton
Resurrected by a love-stricken Linden, Thomas Covenant escapes the prison in the Arch of Time. But Linden’s actions have awoken the Worm of the World’s End, an apocalyptic creature. Sequel to Fatal Revenant (DB/RC 65545). Some violence. 2010.

DB73345 10 hours 15 minutes
by Catherine Fisher
read by Mare Trevathan
After his escape from the prison Incarceron, Finn finds that the Realm is not at all what he expected—and that he is heir to a throne he must defend. Sequel to Incarceron (DB71260). Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2008.

Tricked: The Iron Druid Chronicles
12 hours 17 minutes
by Kevin Hearne
read by Andy Pyle
When thunder gods come to the Southwest for revenge after the events of Hammered (DB74100), druid Atticus O’Sullivan plans to fake his death with help from trickster god Coyote. However, Coyote tricks Atticus into helping him fight desert shape-shifters. Violence and strong language. 2012.

City of Dragons: The Rain Wilds Chronicles, Volume 3
13 hours 20 minutes
by Robin Hobb
read by Mary Kane
The dragons and their keepers must cross the swollen Rain Wild River to complete their journey to Kelsingra, where ancient secrets await. But enemies stalk them, and tensions run high among members of the party. Sequel to Dragon Haven (DB73125). Violence. 2012.

Dragon Haven: The Rain Wilds Chronicles, Volume 2
DB73125 17 hours 11 minutes
by Robin Hobb
read by Mary Kane
Fifteen dragons and their human keepers continue a dangerous journey to the Elderling city of Kelsingra. Both species yearn to find a place they can make home but question whether they will survive the savage environment and creatures they encounter. Some violence. 2010.

A Memory of Light
43 hours 52 minutes
by Robert Jordan and
Brandon Sanderson
read by John Polk
The last battle begins. Rand al’Thor realizes his destiny as the Dragon Reborn and gathers an army. But his plans go awry, and he must regroup while others fight to save the human race. Sequel to Towers of Midnight (DB71926). Some violence. 2012.

Embers and Echoes
DB76603 10 hours 53 minutes
by Karsten Knight
read by Kristin Allison
Ashline, a reincarnated volcano goddess, travels to Miami to search for a younger sister whom she has only seen in visions. But when chaos erupts, Ash teams up with other reincarnated deities. Sequel to Wildefire (DB74090). Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2012.

Gift of Magic
DB76580 9 hours 0 minutes
by Lynn Kurland
read by Kristin Allison
The spells cast by Ruith’s father still menace the kingdom of Neroche. As Ruith and Sarah of Doìre search them out, they come to realize their partnership may extend beyond their quest. But to survive into that future, Ruith must grow stronger. Sequel to Spellweaver (DB76420). Some violence. 2012.

The Mage’s Daughter
DB76363 13 hours 26 minutes
by Lynn Kurland
read by Anne Hancock
Morgan of Melksham, from Star of the Morning (DB76112), struggles with her calling as shieldmaiden for Tor Neroche and her newly discovered status of Elven princess. Meanwhile, Miach fears he will have to reveal his identity as the archmage of Neroche. Some violence. 2008.

Wolf’s Head, Wolf’s Heart
DB73399 24 hours 38 minutes
by Jane Lindskold
read by Kristin Allison
Firekeeper, from Through Wolf’s Eyes (DB72462), struggles to understand the politics of the court and neighboring lands. Meanwhile enemies of the king are searching for magical artifacts—and Firekeeper is tasked with finding them first. Some descriptions of sex. 2002.

Midnight Blue-Light Special: An InCryptid Novel
DB76402 11 hours 37 minutes
by Seanan McGuire
read by Theresa Conkin
Verity Price remains torn between her calling as a cryptozoologist and her love for ballroom dance. Then her maybe-boyfriend Dominic De Luca warns her that the Covenant of St. George is coming to New York—and Verity’s life is in danger. Sequel to Discount Armageddon (DB74832). Violence and strong language. 2013.

Imager’s Battalion: Imager Portfolio, Book 6
DB76558 17 hours 50 minutes
by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
read by Michael Scherer
The events of Princeps (DB76381) leave Quaeryt recovering in one of Bhayar’s lesser strongholds. When a retaliatory attack against Bovaria is launched, Quaeryt is summoned to lead a battalion of imagers. Meanwhile, his growing skills as an imager threaten his relationships. Some violence. 2013.

Imager’s Intrigue: Imager Portfolio, Book 3
DB72543 17 hours 24 minutes
by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
read by Michael Scherer
Rhennthyl, a master imager, enjoys a successful home life with his wife Seliora and young daughter Diestrya—but as a patrol captain, he must deal with a new strain of elveweed, an addictive drug, before more people die. Meanwhile, wars are brewing within and outside the country. Some violence. 2010.

The Kiss: Witch and Wizard
DB76511 6 hours 48 minutes
by James Patterson and
Jill Dembowski
read by Mary Kane
Wisty and Whit, from The Fire (DB76280), join the city in celebrating the overthrow of the New Order regime. But not everyone welcomes the new council they helped put in power, and Wisty’s attraction to the cute Heath creates complications. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope
15 hours 6 minutes
by Rhonda Riley
read by Mare Trevathan
1944. Seventeen-year-old Evelyn takes over her deceased great-aunt’s farm. One day she discovers what she thinks is a badly burned soldier. Instead, it is a being that miraculously transforms into a mirror image of Evelyn named Addie, then into a man she calls Adam. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Rithmatist
DB76769 9 hours 56 minutes
by Brandon Sanderson
read by Mark Delgado
Rithmatists use magic to bring chalk drawings—called chalklings—to life to do battle with the wild chalklings that threaten the land. When Rithmatist students begin to mysteriously disappear, generalist student Joel, his friend Melody, and a professor at Armedius Academy try to find them. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Blood of the Mantis: Shadows of the Apt
DB73226 15 hours 52 minutes
by Adrian Tchaikovsky
read by John Polk
The Wasp armies are regrouping, and Stenwold, from Dragonfly Falling (DB72726), must cement the Lowlands alliance. Meanwhile, Achaeos races to retrieve the stolen Shadow Box before other parties can take possession of it. Violence and some descriptions of sex. 2010.

War Maid’s Choice
24 hours 7 minutes
by David Weber
read by Michael Scherer
To take over the universe, the Dark Gods know they must eliminate the threat of Bahzell Bahnakson. Bahzell teams up with Sothoii war maid Leeana Hanathafressa to fight them, and Bahzell and Leeana develop a relationship neither expected. Sequel to Wind Rider’s Oath (DB 64233). Violence. 2012.

Shadowheart: The Final Volume of Shadowmarch
DB73131 29 hours 28 minutes
by Tad Williams
read by Mark Delgado
The twin heirs of Southmarch, Barrick and Briony Eddon, rush back to their kingdom to battle the ambitious Autarch of Xis, who plots to conquer Southmarch and gain the power of the gods. Sequel to Shadowrise (DB70943). Some violence and some strong language. 2010.


Maya’s Notebook
14 hours 34 minutes
by Isabel Allende
read by Catherine Byers
After a life of drugs and petty crime in the United States, nineteen-year-old Maya Vidal tries to start a new life on a remote Chilean island. Translated from Spanish. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2013.

Tapestry of Fortunes
DB76670 6 hours 27 minutes
by Elizabeth Berg
read by Anne Hancock
After losing her best friend to cancer, Cecilia reevaluates her life. She takes a break from her job, sells her home, and decides to go after Dennis, the one that got away. Cecilia also moves into a shared house, where she learns from her three housemates. 2013.

When the Killing’s Done
14 hours 43 minutes
by T. Coraghessan Boyle
read by Dale Allen
Biologist Alma Takesue wants to exterminate the rats on the Channel Islands off the California coast, where her grandmother survived a shipwreck in 1946. But animal-rights activist Dave LaJoy, whose lover Anise grew up on a sheep ranch on one of the islands, opposes the plan. Strong language. Bestseller. 2011.

The Smart One
DB76583 11 hours 39 minutes
by Jennifer Close
read by Kristin Allison
After Claire breaks off her engagement she goes into denial and maxes out her credit cards to afford her New York apartment. Finally, she reluctantly returns to her parents’ home—just like her two adult siblings. Strong language. 2013.

A Thousand Pardons
DB76734 8 hours 22 minutes
by Jonathan Dee
read by David Hartley-Margolin
When her husband throws away both their marriage and his career, Helen, a stay-at-home mom, is forced to return to work. But as Helen’s career begins to blossom her daughter Sara starts a downward spiral. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia
DB76621 4 hours 38 minutes
by Mohsin Hamid
read by Barry Bernson
A boy born into poverty in an Asian country moves to the city, obtains an education, follows all the right advice, and achieves great wealth. Along the way he remains infatuated with another self-made success. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Fly Away
DB76664 13 hours 16 minutes
by Kristin Hannah
read by Gabriella Cavallero
After Kate Ryan, from Firefly Lane (DB 66232), passes away from cancer, her family falls apart and her teenage daughter Marah eventually runs away. Kate’s childhood friend Tully is devastated and follows her own mother’s path into addiction. It takes another tragedy before reconciliation begins. Strong language. 2013.

Orphan Train
8 hours 24 minutes
by Christina Baker Kline
read by various narrators
Foster teen Molly is sent to ninety-one-year-old Vivian Daly’s house on coastal Maine to perform community service. As Molly cleans the attic, Vivian reminisces about emigrating from Ireland, losing her family, and being sent to Minnesota on an orphan train—and the two connect. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Bookman’s Tale: A Novel of Obsession
DB76839 10 hours 10 minutes
by Charlie Lovett
read by Mark Ashby
1995. Antiquarian bookseller Peter Byerly discovers a watercolor of his dead wife within the pages of a rare book. But the painting is more than a hundred years old. Searching for the origins of the image, Peter is soon sucked into a mystery surrounding Shakespeare’s identity. 2013.

The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat
DB76487 11 hours 33 minutes
by Edward Kelsey Moore
read by Erin Jones
Indiana. School friends Clarice, Barbara Jean, and Odette—nicknamed after the singing group the Supremes—have been socializing at their mentor Earl’s restaurant since childhood. Now in their fifties, the women continue to contemplate life while coping with racism, illness, lost love, and cheating husbands. Some violence and some strong language. 2013.

Leaving Home: Short Pieces
1 hours 25 minutes
by Jodi Picoult
read by Jodi Picoult
Three short works. In “Weights and Measures” a husband and wife struggle to cope after their child’s tragic death. In “Ritz” a mother takes a much-needed vacation. Also includes a letter the author wrote to her son before he left for college. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

Ada’s Rules: A Sexy Skinny Novel
DB76447 8 hours 2 minutes
by Alice Randall
read by Mare Trevathan
Overweight preacher’s wife Ada suspects her husband is cheating. When an old flame invites her to their twenty-fifth college reunion, Ada—whose sisters all died of diabetes—uses it as an impetus to shed pounds. In the process she discovers what really matters. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

The List
DB76419 11 hours 14 minutes
by Karin Tanabe
read by Kristin Allison
Adrienne Brown leaves her cushy job at Town & Country magazine for a position with the up-and-coming Capitolist website and newspaper in Washington, D.C. As the publication’s frenetic pace threatens to break her, Adrienne discovers a hated colleague’s affair with a senator. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Interestings
DB76712 17 hours 32 minutes
by Meg Wolitzer
read by Kristin Allison
In 1974 Julie “Jules” Jacobson goes to art camp on scholarship, where she meets New Yorkers Ash, Goodman, Ethan, Cathy, and Jonah. They remain friends through the next three decades, though Jules leads a middle-class life while the others prosper. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2013.


The Dead Travel Fast
DB72443 10 hours 9 minutes
by Deanna Raybourn
read by Suzannah Matalon
1858. After inheriting money from her late grandfather, romantic horror writer and spinster Theodora Lestrange leaves Scotland to visit school friend Cosmina in Transylvania. At Castle Dragulescu, Theodora discovers tales of vampires and werewolves, murder—and romance with Count Andrei Dragulescu. 2010.

The Tale of Halcyon Crane
9 hours 39 minutes
by Wendy Webb
read by Theresa Conkin
Journalist Hallie James learns the mother she thought had died thirty years ago was, until recently, alive—and a famous photographer. Hallie travels to remote Grand Manitou Island on the Great Lakes to seek the truth but instead encounters hostile locals and ancestral ghosts in her childhood home. 2010.

Historical Fiction

The Aviator’s Wife
DB76448 13 hours 22 minutes
by Melanie Benjamin
read by Gabriella Cavallero
1927. In this fictionalized biography Anne Morrow, daughter of the ambassador to Mexico, meets the dashing Colonel Charles Lindbergh while visiting her family in Mexico City during the Christmas holidays. Soon Anne and Charles are married and living a glamorous life. Then, their son Charlie is kidnapped and murdered. 2013.

Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker
DB76230 15 hours 28 minutes
by Jennifer Chiaverini
read by Jill Ferris
1860. Former slave Elizabeth Keckley worries about the outcome of the presidential election. When the man from Illinois is declared the winner, she responds to an advertisement and becomes the new First Lady’s personal dressmaker, putting Elizabeth in a position to witness the trials of the Civil War. 2013.

The Union Quilters: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel
DB73218 13 hours 22 minutes
by Jennifer Chiaverini
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Waters Ford, Pennsylvania; 1860s. As the Civil War breaks out the women of the Elm Creek Valley send their husbands off to fight. But problems arise for Anneke Bergstrom when her pacifist husband won’t serve. Meanwhile, African American Constance Wright’s spouse can’t enlist because of his race. 2011.

Work Song
DB73064 9 hours 50 minutes
by Ivan Doig
read by J.P. Linton
In 1919, ten years after leaving his teaching position in The Whistling Season (DB/RC 63216), Morrie Morgan arrives by train in Butte, Montana, and moves into widow Grace Faraday’s boarding house. Although he would like to remain neutral, Morrie’s bookkeeping skills help the miners’ union against Anaconda Copper. 2010.

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
DB76587 11 hours 52 minutes
by Therese Anne Fowler
read by Mare Trevathan
Fictional memoir of Zelda Fitzgerald. In 1918, eighteen-year-old debutante Zelda Sayre meets lieutenant Scott Fitzgerald at a country club dance. Within a few years, they are married and the toast of Parisian literary society. But their fairytale marriage turns tumultuous in the 1930s. Bestseller. 2013.

River of Smoke
DB73744 22 hours 39 minutes
by Amitav Ghosh
read by Sanjiv Jhaveri
1838. Three ships, including the Ibis from Sea of Poppies (DB/RC 68395), weather a cyclone on the Bay of Bengal. Afterwards the passengers and crew regroup in Canton, China’s foreign enclave, just as the Opium War begins. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

Train Dreams
DB76608 2 hours 24 minutes
by Denis Johnson
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Robert Grainier, born in 1886 and orphaned at a young age, is sent to live with relatives in Idaho. Once grown, Grainier finds work building railroads and logging trees. He marries later in life only to lose his family in a tragedy. Meanwhile, progress changes the frontier. 2002.

Garden of Stones
DB76663 8 hours 48 minutes
by Sophie Littlefield
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Los Angeles,1941. Fourteen-year-old Lucy Takeda’s world implodes when her elderly father dies and Pearl Harbor is attacked. Lucy and her mother are sent to Manzanar internment camp. In 1978, Lucy is investigated for the death of someone she knew in Manzanar. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Gathering of Waters
DB76604 5 hours 36 minutes
by Bernice L. McFadden
read by Mare Trevathan
Money, Mississippi. The ghost of a prostitute inhabits the body of a little girl named Doll, who grows up to seduce the Reverend August Hilson and become his second wife. Their granddaughter Tass falls in love with Emmett Till when he visits in 1955. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

Pearl of China
DB73254 9 hours 42 minutes
by Anchee Min
read by Theresa Conkin
Fictional account of Pearl Buck (1892–1973), author of The Good Earth (DB/RC 37294). Young Willow Yee befriends Pearl, a missionary’s daughter, in remote China. Willow’s love and jealousy grow as Willow later suffers during the Mao revolution but remains loyal to her foreign friend, now a Nobel laureate. 2010.

No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller
DB76556 4 hours 56 minutes
by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
read by Bob Moore
Fictionalized biography traces the life of Lewis Michaux, who opened Harlem’s National Memorial African Bookstore in 1939. Includes news clippings, historical documents, and the imagined reminiscences—told in the style of an oral history—of Michaux’s family members, business associates, and friends. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2012.

The Other Typist
DB76798 13 hours 10 minutes
by Suzanne Rindell
read by Nona Pipes
1924. Rose has been working as a typist at a police precinct on the Lower East Side of Manhattan for almost two years when another girl, Odalie, is hired. Rose and Odalie soon become friends—and go into a downward spiral of crime and corruption. Some violence. 2013.

Dreams of Joy
DB73555 13 hours 26 minutes
by Lisa See
read by Mary Kane
1957. Pearl’s nineteen-year-old daughter Joy, from Shanghai Girls (DB 69160), leaves L.A. for China to seek her biological father and join the revolutionary struggle. As Joy begins to realize the harsh reality of the regime’s policies, Pearl arrives to bring her home. Some violence. Bestseller. 2011.

An Irish Country Wedding
DB76135 14 hours 12 minutes
by Patrick Taylor
read by Laura Giannarelli
Ballybucklebo, Northern Ireland; 1965. Middle-aged country doctor Fingal O’Reilly is preparing for his wedding. But while Fingal and his fiancée are in Belfast buying an engagement ring, Fingal’s housekeeper Kinky is hospitalized, adding new complications to an already busy time. 2012.


No Ordinary Noel
DB75716 7 hours 6 minutes
by Pat G’Orge-Walker
read by Lizan Mitchell
Reverend Leotis Tom needs millions of dollars fast after the Piece of Savings Bank calls in a loan on the church. Parishioner Freddie Noel has just won the lottery and offers to help, but the reverend’s anti-gambling stance stands in the way of deliverance. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

Human Relationships

Me, Him, Them, and It
DB76563 8 hours 4 minutes
by Caela Carter
read by Jill Fox
Evelyn, a sixteen-year-old junior at St. Mary’s high school, plays the bad girl to get back at her feuding parents and accidently gets pregnant. Now, her future is unclear. Strong language and descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

The Antagonist
DB76686 8 hours 32 minutes
by Lynn Coady
read by Mark Delgado
In e-mails to his old college friend Adam, Gordon explains what made him the angry young man of Adam’s memory—and the basis for a character in Adam’s new novel. Gordon recalls his family relationships, expectations of his hockey coaches, and more. Violence and strong language. 2011.

Just One Day
9 hours 52 minutes
by Gayle Forman
read by Mare Trevathan
On a high school graduation trip to England, Allyson meets Willem, a Dutch actor, who talks her into going with him to visit Paris for a day. When he disappears the next morning, Allyson is left with unanswered questions. Some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Five Days
DB7668611 hours 26 minutes
by Douglas Kennedy
read by Tanya Eby
Laura Warren, a middle-aged hospital technician, is disillusioned with her marriage and career. Laura attends a conference in Boston, where she meets equally dissatisfied salesman Richard Copeland, who is also married. They fall in love but may lack the courage to change their lives. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Flamethrowers
14 hours 51 minutes
by Rachel Kushner
read by Christina Traister
1970s. Seeking to give creative expression to her love of motorcycles, Nevada-born Reno moves to New York and falls in with the art crowd. Romance then leads her to Italy and the political revolutionaries there. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Life after Life
DB76418 9 hours 39 minutes
by Jill McCorkle
read by Mare Trevathan
After her suicide attempt, Joanna becomes a hospice volunteer at the Pine Haven retirement center. Single mom C.J. does the residents’ hair and makeup. Their friendships and interactions are intermingled with those of the residents, staff, and neighbors of the North Carolina home. Some strong language. 2013.

A Tale for the Time Being
14 hours 46 minutes
by Ruth Ozeki
read by Ruth Ozeki
Tokyo teenager Nao Yasutani plans to commit suicide to escape bullying. But first Nao writes in her diary about her great-grandmother, a Zen Buddhist nun. Later, a novelist discovers Nao’s diary among flotsam on a British Columbian beach and wants to help the teenager. Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

All That Is
DB76675 12 hours 7 minutes
by James Salter
read by Erik Sandvold
World War II veteran Philip Bowman becomes an editor at a small New York publishing house. He marries a wealthy Virginian, divorces, and has affairs with both a married Englishwoman and a divorcée. But true love eludes him. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2013.

DB76535 6 hours 44 minutes
by Sarah Skilton
read by Theresa Conkin
Sixteen-year-old Imogen has a black belt in tae kwon do. But her failure to act during a holdup at the local diner shatters Imogen’s confidence and she has to rebuild her life and relationships. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

OCD, the Dude, and Me
DB76525 5 hours 56 minutes
by Lauren Roedy Vaughn
read by Jill Fox
Danielle Levine, a high school senior with OCD, struggles to fit in at her alternative school and uses writing as the easiest way to communicate. But things change after Danielle is sent to social skills class and falls for a boy. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

The Lucy Variations
DB76526 7 hours 59 minutes
by Sara Zarr
read by Jill Fox
After a family tragedy, Lucy abandons her promising career as a concert pianist, much to the dismay of her controlling mother and grandfather. When her brother Gus, a fellow musical prodigy, gets a new instructor, Lucy’s passion for music reemerges. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2013.

Legal Themes

DB73219 14 hours 1 minute
by David Hosp
read by John Polk
Fifteen years ago illegal immigrant Vincente Salazar was convicted of shooting the female cop who was investigating him. Now Boston attorney Scott Finn agrees to help exonerate Salazar using DNA evidence. But Finn’s colleague PI Kozlowski has mixed feelings—the victim was a friend of his. Violence and strong language. 2007.


The Death of the Adversary
DB73271 9 hours 15 minutes
by Hans Keilson
read by Jon Huffman
An unnamed young man grows up in Germany during the ascendance of National Socialism in the 1920s and 1930s. He becomes obsessed with—and horrified by—the movement’s leader as civil liberties are curtailed and the young man is increasingly ostracized. Originally published in German. 1959.

All Souls
DB73292 7 hours 0 minutes
by Javier Marías
read by Barry Bernson
A lecturer from Madrid—who is never named—joins the faculty at Oxford for two years. With no real duties, he pursues an affair with married British colleague Clare Bayes. Their romantic intrigues unfold amid the gossip, politics, and eccentricities of academia. Translated from Spanish. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 1992.

Medical Themes

A Fierce Radiance
DB73239 16 hours 36 minutes
by Lauren Belfer
read by Erin Jones
New York City, 1941. Divorced single mother Claire Shipley, a photojournalist for Life magazine, falls in love with Dr. James Stanton while reporting on a new medication. The government needs Stanton to mass-produce penicillin for the troops overseas and Shipley to investigate illegal production of cousin drugs. 2010.

Mystery and Detective

Started Early, Took My Dog
DB73224 12 hours 46 minutes
by Kate Atkinson
read by Ray Foushee
Helping a woman find her birth parents eventually leads investigator Jackson Brodie to the 1975 murder of a prostitute. That same killing still weighs heavily on the minds of several cops—including retired Tracy Waterhouse, who is on the lam after illegally rescuing a small child. Strong language. 2011.

DB76609 10 hours 32 minutes
by Benjamin Black
read by Jim Zeiger
The families of second-generation business partners Jack Clancy and Victor Delahaye are vacationing together when Victor inexplicably shoots himself in the chest while sailing with Jack’s son. Dublin detective inspector Hackett and pathologist Quirke investigate the suicide—but then another death occurs. Some violence and some strong language. 2012.

Uncommon Criminals: A Heist Society Novel
DB73392 6 hours 48 minutes
by Ally Carter
read by Angela Dawe
Kat Bishop and the crew from Heist Society (DB70627) attempt to steal the Cleopatra Emerald from an unscrupulous dealer and return it to its rightful owner. Meanwhile a former lover of Kat’s Uncle Eddie tries to take the jewel for herself. For senior high and older readers. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

Cat in a White Tie and Tails: A Midnight Louie Mystery
DB76628 12 hours 28 minutes
by Carole Nelson Douglas
read by J.P. Linton
When Temple Barr and her cat Midnight Louie travel to Chicago to meet her fiancé Matt Devine’s family, Louie is kidnapped. Meanwhile in Las Vegas, Temple’s amnesiac ex-fiancé Max Kinsella tries to help cop Carmen Molina solve connected murders that Max may have committed. 2012.

Dead in the Water: A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
DB72588 7 hours 20 minutes
by Carola Dunn
read by Colleen Delany
England, 1923. Daisy Dalrymple, her fiancé Alec Fletcher, and an Oxford University rowing team stay at Daisy’s aunt’s estate on the Thames in preparation for a regatta, which Daisy is covering for a magazine. Scholarship student Horace Bott becomes the main suspect when aristocratic teammate Basil Delancy dies. 1998.

Death at Wentwater Court: A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
DB72569 7 hours 29 minutes
by Carola Dunn
read by Colleen Delany
England, 1923. Wealthy flapper Daisy Dalrymple takes a magazine job writing about historic country houses. On her first assignment, Lord Stephen Astwick is found dead in the estate’s skating pond, and Daisy joins dashing Scotland Yard inspector Alec Fletcher in the investigation. 1994.

Mistletoe and Murder
DB73122 7 hours 43 minutes
by Carola Dunn
read by Colleen Delany
England, 1923. Daisy Dalrymple, her husband Alec, and other relatives spend Christmas at Brockdene, Lord Westmoor’s Cornish estate, which Daisy is writing about. They are hosted not by Westmoor but by his poor Indian relations who reside there. Daisy and Alec investigate when a visiting Indian cleric is murdered. 2002.

Murder on the Flying Scotsman: A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
DB72579 7 hours 7 minutes
by Carola Dunn
read by Colleen Delany
1923. Daisy Dalrymple runs into former schoolmate Anne Bretton and her family on a train to Scotland, then investigates when one of Anne’s relatives—the heir to the family fortune—is murdered. Meanwhile Daisy discovers her detective boyfriend Alec Fletcher’s young daughter Belinda has stowed away on board. 1997.

Smokin’ Seventeen: A Stephanie Plum Novel
DB73554 6 hours 32 minutes
by Janet Evanovich
read by Annie Wauters
After corpses are found at the construction site of her cousin’s bail bonds office, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum fears she’s the next target. Meanwhile, Stephanie’s family is pressuring her to marry—either cop Joe Morelli, security expert Ranger, or ex-classmate Dave Brewer. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2011.

Silent Mercy
DB72897 10 hours 55 minutes
by Linda Fairstein
read by Jill Fox
Assistant district attorney Alexandra Cooper and NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace investigate the murders of two women whose mutilated corpses were left at churches. Convinced another woman will die, Cooper probes Manhattan’s houses of worship, searching for a connection between the killings. Violence and strong language. 2011.

DB76460 10 hours 17 minutes
by Kathleen George
read by Ray Foushee
Homeless brothers Jack and Ryan flee after Ryan—driving while high on drugs—kills a woman with their truck. The brothers hide in a lake community where they vacationed as children. As detectives Richard and Colleen hunt for the fugitives, Ryan’s recklessness endangers elderly lake residents. Strong language and some violence. 2011.

The Odds
DB72884 10 hours 37 minutes
by Kathleen George
read by Jill Fox
Four bright siblings secretly struggling to survive after their stepmother abandons them come across badly injured pizza cook Nick Banks and help him hide from drug dealers. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh detectives Greer and Potocki work on a connected case. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2009.

V Is for Vengeance
DB73756 16 hours 7 minutes
by Sue Grafton
read by Mitzi Friedlander
1988. A middle-aged woman is found dead soon after PI Kinsey Millhone reports her to department-store detectives for stealing. When the woman’s boyfriend hires Kinsey to look into her death, Kinsey’s investigation uncovers a mob family, a shoplifting ring, and a star-crossed romance. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2011.

Murder on a Midsummer Night: A Phryne Fisher Mystery
DB76747 8 hours 40 minutes
by Kerry Greenwood
read by Stephanie Daniel
Australia, 1929. PI Phryne Fisher is hired to find the cause of death of antiques-shop owner Augustine Manifold. Phryne—with help from her adopted daughters, sister Beth, and cab-driver pals—investigates Augustine’s eccentric friends, rules out suicide, and identifies the killer. Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

The Hanging Tree: A Starvation Lake Mystery
DB73140 12 hours 9 minutes
by Bryan Gruley
read by Gregory Gorton
Michigan, 1999. After the events of Starvation Lake (DB72573), journalist Gus Carpenter’s cousin Gracie McBride is found hanging from a tree—an apparent suicide. But sherrif’s deputy Darlene Esper, Gus’s girlfriend and Gracie’s friend, suspects foul play. Meanwhile controversy surrounds a proposed hockey rink. Strong language and some violence. 2010.

The Big Dirt Nap: A Dirty Business Mystery
DB73121 7 hours 39 minutes
by Rosemary Harris
read by Margaret Strom
Gardener Paula Holliday accepts an invitation to stay at the Titans Hotel. Paula plans to study the rare corpse flower displayed in the lobby, but after local bad boy and Titans regular Nick Vigoriti, who flirted with Paula, is murdered, she focuses on solving the mystery. Some strong language. 2009.

Dead Head: A Dirty Business Mystery
DB73141 8 hours 16 minutes
by Rosemary Harris
read by Margaret Strom
Shortly after approaching landscaper Paula Holliday with a business proposition, wealthy mom Caroline Sturgis gets arrested. Caroline’s husband pleads with Paula to help him determine who tipped off the police about Caroline’s long-ago escape from prison. Some violence and some strong language. 2010.

The Betrayed
DB73186 11 hours 46 minutes
by David Hosp
read by Gregory Gorton
After Washington Post reporter Elizabeth Creay is murdered, D.C. detectives Darius Train and Jack Cassian look for a motive in the story she was writing and among her wealthy family and violent ex-husband. Also investigating is Elizabeth’s law-student sister, Sydney Chapin. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2006.

Dark Harbor
13 hours 24 minutes
by David Hosp
read by John Polk
When attorney Natalie Caldwell’s body is found in Boston Harbor, detective Linda Flaherty suspects serial killer Little Jack has struck again. Caldwell’s colleague and former lover Scott Finn takes over her ongoing court case and gets caught up in Flaherty’s investigation. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2005.

A Serpent’s Tooth
DB76817 11 hours 25 minutes
by Craig Johnson
read by Jim Zeiger
Wyoming sheriff Longmire and his deputy Victoria Moretti try to help teenager Cord Lynear, who has come into town looking for his mother. Cord was thrown out of a Mormon polygamous compound run by his stepfather. Some violence and some strong language. 2013.

The God of the Hive: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
12 hours 23 minutes
by Laurie R. King
read by Corrie James
While Sherlock Holmes tries to find medical attention for his wounded long-lost son Damian, his wife Mary Russell flees with Damian’s three-year-old daughter. The family is on the run from the law and from the religious fanatic who shot Damian and wants the little girl. Some violence. 2010.

DB76799 11 hours 8 minutes
by Stephen King
read by Ray Childs
1973. Heartbroken New Hampshire college student Devin takes a summer job at a North Carolina amusement park. He is intrigued by tales of the ghost of a murdered girl and by a young neighbor and her ill son. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2013.

The Headhunters: An Inspector Hen Mallin Investigation
DB73431 11 hours 40 minutes
by Peter Lovesey
read by Jim Zeiger
Chichester, England. Four single people—Jo, Gemma, Rick, and Jake—fantasize about killing troublesome bosses and other disliked people. Inspector Hen Mallin investigates after Gemma discovers a body in the sea, but Gemma stays mum when Jake appears in the police lineup. Then additional suspicious deaths occur. 2008.

Skeleton Hill
DB76607 12 hours 35 minutes
by Peter Lovesey
read by Jim Zeiger
When a headless skeleton is discovered at the site of a battle that occurred three centuries ago, Bath inspector Peter Diamond soon realizes its connection to another case—that of a history lecturer who has been missing for twelve days since participating in a reenactment. Some strong language. 2009.

The Catch: A Joe Gunther Novel
DB73170 7 hours 14 minutes
by Archer Mayor
read by Gregory Gorton
Joe Gunther of the Vermont Bureau of Investigation and his team hunt for the killers of deputy sheriff Brian Sleuter. Their search leads them to Boston drug runners and to Alan Budney—who is planning to usurp and replace the gang’s kingpin. Violence and strong language. 2008.

Red Herring: A Joe Gunther Novel
DB73183 8 hours 50 minutes
by Archer Mayor
read by Gregory Gorton
After the Vermont Bureau of Investigation links three seemingly random murders by a single drop of blood left at each scene, Joe Gunther and his team realize they are on the trail of a sociopath. Meanwhile, Joe’s former lover Gail Zigman is running for governor. Violence and strong language. 2010.

The Charming Quirks of Others
8 hours 20 minutes
by Alexander McCall Smith
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Edinburgh, Scotland. Philosopher Isabel Dalhousie is asked to investigate the candidates for headmaster of a boys school after an anonymous letter claims one of them has a skeleton in his closet. Meanwhile Isabel suspects that her boyfriend Jamie is having an affair with a fellow musician. 2010.

Field of Blood
12 hours 1 minute
by Denise Mina
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Glasgow newspaper copygirl Paddy Meehan is horrified to learn that her fiancé is related to one of two young boys suspected of brutally murdering a three-year-old child. After this revelation ruins Paddy’s personal life, she begins her own investigation. Violence and strong language. 2005.

Slip of the Knife
DB73371 11 hours 32 minutes
by Denise Mina
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Glasgow, 1990. When journalist Paddy Meehan learns that her former lover and colleague Terry Hewitt has been murdered, she searches for answers. Meanwhile Callum Ogilvy, who was imprisoned as a young boy in Field of Blood (DB73370), is released. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2007.

When the Thrill Is Gone
DB73222 9 hours 43 minutes
by Walter Mosley
read by Jon Huffman
Amidst his own domestic crises New York PI Leonid McGill searches for missing African American artist Chrystal Tyler, who is hiding from her white, billionaire husband. Meanwhile, gangster Harris Vartan, a friend of Leonid’s late father, wants Leonid to find an old buddy. Violence and strong language. 2011.

A Beautiful Place to Die
DB7286711 hours 14 minutes
by Malla Nunn
read by Jack Fox
South Africa, 1952. Detective Emmanuel Cooper investigates the murder of Afrikaner policeman Captain Pretorius in an isolated bush town. Despite apartheid and opposition from the government’s Security Branch, whose members believe black Communist radicals committed the crime, Cooper discovers the captain’s personal secrets—and the killer’s true motive. Strong language. 2009.

Envy: An Empty Coffin Novel
DB73684 9 hours 30 minutes
by Gregg Olsen
read by Julia Whelan
After depressed Katelyn Berkley is found dead in a tub by her mother, neighborhood teens Taylor and Hayley Ryan investigate the circumstances of Katelyn’s death. Was it suicide like everyone thought, or something more sinister? For senior high and older readers. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

Faces of the Gone
9 hours 13 minutes
by Brad Parks
read by Todd Fox
Newark, New Jersey. Investigative reporter Carter Ross is assigned to cover the execution-style murders of four young people found in a vacant field. Newspaper intern Tommy and local stripper Tynesha help Carter search for a connection among the victims. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2009.

The Girl Next Door
DB76581 10 hours 4 minutes
by Brad Parks
read by Jordan Leigh
Newark, New Jersey. When reporter Carter Ross reads the obituary of a forty-two-year-old newspaper-delivery woman who worked for his paper, he decides to write an article about her. What he doesn’t realize is that she was the victim of an intentional hit-and-run collision. Some violence and some strong language. 2012.

The Good Cop
DB76626 8 hours 20 minutes
by Brad Parks
read by Jack Fox
When he learns Newark police detective Darius Kipps is dead, newspaper reporter Carter Ross heads straight to Kipps’s widow to gather information. But Ross is told to shelve the story because Kipps committed suicide. Not believing the loving father and husband would do that, Ross investigates. Some strong language. 2013.

The Snake Catcher’s Daughter: A Mamur Zapt Mystery
DB73063 6 hours 33 minutes
by Michael Pearce
read by George Holmes
Gareth Owen, the Mamur Zapt or head of the British secret police in Egypt, searches for the second-in-command of the Cairo police amid insinuations of bribery. After a diamond is discovered at his lover’s house, Owen investigates clues that lead him to a female snake catcher. 1994.

Midnight at Marble Arch: A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel
DB76566 12 hours 24 minutes
by Anne Perry
read by Erin Jones
London, 1896. Detective Thomas Pitt, now the head of Special Branch, and his predecessor unofficially investigate the apparent rape and suicide of a wealthy financier’s wife that occurred while her husband was away attending a party. This case leads to the discovery of other high-society sex crimes. Some violence. 2013.

A Curtain Falls
DB72918 10 hours 2 minutes
by Stefanie Pintoff
read by Peter Johnson
1906. Detective Simon Ziele, from In the Shadow of Gotham (DB/RC 72917), is summoned by his former partner, Captain Declan Mulvaney, to investigate a chorus girl’s strange death at Garrick Theater. Ziele discovers that another woman died on a stage in a similar manner weeks earlier. Some violence. 2010.

To Fetch a Thief: A Chet and Bernie Mystery
DB73126 7 hours 35 minutes
by Spencer Quinn
read by Michael Scherer
When Peanut the elephant and her trainer Uri go missing from the visiting circus, PI Bernie and his canine partner Chet are on the case. The circus owner assumes that animal-rights activists convinced the humane Uri to steal Peanut, but the clues aren’t adding up. Some strong language. 2010.

Dog Tags
DB73129 9 hours 27 minutes
by David Rosenfelt
read by Joe Peck
Cop-turned-thief Billy Zimmerman, who lost a leg in Iraq, is accused of killing Major Jack Erskine during his last heist. Billy’s partner, a German shepherd dog named Milo, is the sole murder witness. Attorney Andy Carpenter takes the case and runs into people who want the papers that Billy tried to steal. Some strong language. 2010.

The Triumph of Caesar: A Novel of Ancient Rome
DB73061 11 hours 8 minutes
by Steven Saylor
read by Richard Davidson
The civil war has ended and Gordianus “the Finder,” now sixty-four, is retired. But Caesar’s second wife Calpurnia summons him to investigate a plot to assassinate her husband. Gordianus’s friend Hieronymus, from Last Seen in Massilia (DB/RC 53710), was murdered while trying to unmask the conspirators. 2008.

Who Done It? Investigation of Murder Most Foul
7 hours 35 minutes
by Jon Scieszka
read by Gregory Gorton
Author investigates the murder of despised book editor Mr. Herman Q. Mildew. Each of the suspects—more than eighty fellow writers and illustrators—provides an alibi. But someone must have something to hide. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2013.

Beyond Reach
DB72904 14 hours 29 minutes
by Karin Slaughter
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Detective Lena Adams, last seen in Faithless (DB72828), spends her vacation checking on her drug-addicted uncle Hank. When Lena is wrongly arrested for a local woman’s murder, her boss police-chief Jeffrey Tolliver and his wife medical examiner Sara Linton are plunged into a web of intrigue involving meth dealers and white supremacists. Violence and strong language. 2007.

A Cold Treachery
DB76502 11 hours 35 minutes
by Charles Todd
read by Joe Wilson
Lake District, England; 1919. After the Elcott family is murdered, Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge investigates the crime. Ten-year-old Josh Elcott is missing and is possibly a victim or the perpetrator. Rutledge, haunted by his own war ghost, searches for the boy and the killer. Some violence. 2005.

The Confession
12 hours 13 minutes
by Charles Todd
read by Dan Bloom
1920. Wyatt Russell, who is dying of cancer, arrives at Scotland Yard and confesses to killing his cousin five years earlier in Essex. As Inspector Rutledge investigates, Russell is murdered. Now Rutledge has two mysterious deaths to solve, especially since villagers swear the latest victim is not Russell. 2012.

A False Mirror
DB76544 12 hours 59 minutes
by Charles Todd
read by Dan Bloom
England, 1920. Stephen Mallory holds his ex-lover Felicity hostage after he becomes the prime suspect in her husband Matthew’s near-fatal beating. Stephen demands to see Scotland Yard inspector and fellow war veteran Ian Rutledge, who investigates while coping with memories of his own lost love. Then Matthew disappears. 2007.

A Fearsome Doubt: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
DB76498 11 hours 49 minutes
by Charles Todd
read by Jon Huffman
Kent, England; 1919. Scotland Yard detective Ian Rutledge is dispatched to Marling to investigate the murder of two veterans. Rutledge, still suffering from shell shock and ghosts of the past, has also been accused of sending the wrong man to the gallows seven years earlier. Some violence. 2002.

A Lonely Death: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
DB76547 14 hours 23 minutes
by Charles Todd
read by Ray Childs
Sussex, England; 1920. Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge, grieving over a war buddy’s suicide, investigates the murders of three veteran soldiers. Rutledge interviews the villagers, is accused of misconduct, and is eventually replaced, but persists in his search for the truth—even if it means returning to France. 2010.

A Pale Horse
11 hours 38 minutes
by Charles Todd
read by Gary Tipton
England, 1920. World War I veteran and Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge investigates the case of a body found in the ruins of an abbey near an enormous prehistoric chalk carving of a horse. When his suspects are murdered, Rutledge realizes the War Office and the locals are working against him. 2008.

Proof of Guilt
DB76550 10 hours 33 minutes
by Charles Todd
read by David Hartley-Margolin
London, 1920. Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge is called to investigate an apparent hit-and-run. The victim has no identification other than an expensive watch, and clues point to him having been killed earlier in a different location. Some violence and some strong language. 2012.

Search the Dark
DB76488 9 hours 5 minutes
by Charles Todd
read by Jack Fox
Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge searches for two missing children after their mother’s murder. Tormented veteran Bert Mowbray, the prime suspect, claims the victim was his wife. Rutledge must identify the dead woman before he can apprehend the real killer. Some violence. 1999.

Think of a Number
DB73237 15 hours 44 minutes
by John Verdon
read by Jon Huffman
Retired NYPD homicide detective Dave Gurney is intrigued by former schoolmate Mark Mellery’s request for help. Someone is anonymously sending Mark confusing and threatening notes. When Mark is murdered, Dave searches for the motive and the killer. Violence and strong language. 2010.

A Lesson in Secrets: A Maisie Dobbs Novel
DB73221 9 hours 57 minutes
by Jacqueline Winspear
read by Jill Fox
England, 1932. At the request of the secret service, Maisie Dobbs goes undercover at a college devoted to peace. Originally assigned to keep an eye on the school’s founder, the seditious children’s book author Greville Liddicote, Maisie shifts her attention when she encounters a murder. 2011.

Santa Fe Edge
DB76789 7 hours 38 minutes
by Stuart Woods
read by Gregory Gorton
Santa Fe attorney Ed Eagle must once again contend with his ex-wife Barbara when she escapes from a Mexican prison and comes after him with murder on her mind. Meanwhile, Ed must prove a pro golfer didn’t kill his wife. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2010.

Occult and Horror

Twelfth Grade Kills: The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod
DB72907 7 hours 10 minutes
by Heather Brewer
read by Mike Stefanelli
As graduation nears, Vlad is running out of time—the Elysian Council and the Slayer Society both want him dead. But Vlad’s senior year takes an unexpected turn when his long-lost father, vampire Tomas, reappears. Violence and some strong language. For junior and senior high readers. 2010.

Awakened: House of Night
DB73145 8 hours 22 minutes
by P.C. Cast and
Kristin Cast
read by Mary Kane
In this sequel to Burned (DB71630), high priestess Neferet swears vengeance on Zoey. Meanwhile, Queen Sgiach is grooming Zoey as her replacement, and everyone’s relationships are changing. Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2010.

Gates of Paradise: Blue Bloods
7 hours 19 minutes
by Melissa de la Cruz
read by Colleen Delany
The young vampires of Manhattan are prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice to triumph over Lucifer and the Silver Bloods, in this Blue Bloods series finale. Descriptions of sex and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Misguided Angel: Blue Bloods
DB72556 6 hours 14 minutes
by Melissa de la Cruz
read by Colleen Delany
Schuyler and Jack embark on a mission to protect the five remaining gates guarding Earth from Lucifer. Meanwhile Mimi, now regent, must find a kidnapper who has threatened to burn his vampire captive alive. Sequel to The Van Alen Legacy (DB 69890). Some strong language. For senior high readers. 2010.

Dead Ever After: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel
9 hours 34 minutes
by Charlaine Harris
read by Kristin Allison
Sookie Stackhouse’s world is still in turmoil: Arlene wants her barmaid job back at Merlotte’s Bar—even after trying to kill Sookie—and Sookie’s relationship with Eric is on hold. Then a murder leaves Sookie with one last mystery to solve. Series finale. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2013.

DB76605 23 hours 1 minute
by Joe Hill
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Charlie Manx abducts children from the real world in a 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith sedan with the license plate NOS4A2 to a terrifying place created by his imagination—Christmasland. Survivor Victoria McQueen wants to end Charlie’s evil deeds, but then her son is in danger. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2013.

A Beautiful Evil
DB76733 7 hours 9 minutes
by Kelly Keaton
read by Catherine Byers
Since discovering the horrible truth that she is the descendant of Medusa, Ari has been fighting the evil growing inside her. But the goddess Athena wants Ari’s power for herself. Sequel to Darkness Becomes Her (DB74003). Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2012.

Little Star
DB76464 18 hours 35 minutes
by John Ajvide Lindqvist
read by John Polk
Failed musician Lennart finds a baby girl abandoned in the forest. When he hears her sing a perfect E, Lennart believes the infant is fated to be his. But the child gradually shows her sinister side. Translated from Swedish. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2010.

Apocalypse Cow
DB76785 10 hours 11 minutes
by Michael Logan
read by Gregory Gorton
When a single infected cow slips off into the British woods and escapes the extermination of its zombie herd, it launches an animal epidemic unlike any other. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2012.

Extinction Machine
DB76345 18 hours 20 minutes
by Jonathan Maberry
read by Andy Pyle
After a series of damaging cyber attacks, disgruntled captain Joe Ledger is hauled in from vacation to work with the Cyber Crimes Task Force. The bloody mayhem his team encounters is just the beginning. Sequel to Assassin’s Code (DB74904). Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

The King of Plagues
DB72903 17 hours 43 minutes
by Jonathan Maberry
read by Alec Volz
While investigating a hospital bombing, Joe Ledger, from The Dragon Factory (DB71126), is attacked by assassins. Ledger is then sent on a deadly mission, during which he uncovers a secret society bent on weaponizing the ten plagues of Egypt. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2011.

DB76300 15 hours 28 minutes
by Joe McKinney
read by Jon Huffman
Rookie cop Paul Henninger reports to his new duty station in San Antonio only to be faced with the reemergence of his dead family’s black-magic past. When a string of cult-styled murders crops up, Paul is the lead suspect. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

The Indigo Spell
DB76390 11 hours 0 minutes
by Richelle Mead
read by Mary Kane
After alchemist Sydney Sage tracks down former alchemist Marcus, she questions her own loyalty to the group and acknowledges her increasing powers. Meanwhile, an evil magic user is targeting young witches. Sequel to The Golden Lily (DB76175). Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Jealousy: A Strange Angels Novel
DB72525 9 hours 14 minutes
by Lili St. Crow
read by Mary Kane
Teen partial vampire Dru, from Betrayals (DB71599), runs into problems after she arrives at Schola Prima, where Anna, another svetocha, manipulates everyone. And Anna has her eye on Dru’s protector, Christophe. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2010.

The Fall: The Strain Trilogy, Book 2
DB72901 11 hours 31 minutes
by Guillermo del Toro and
Chuck Hogan
read by Roy Avers
Disgraced Center for Disease Control official Dr. Eph Goodweather struggles to contain the vampire virus that has taken over New York City—and to protect his son from his ex-wife, who has been infected. Meanwhile war develops between the Old and New World vampires. Violence and strong language. 2010.

Political Themes

Lay Down My Sword and Shield
DB76841 8 hours 40 minutes
by James Lee Burke
read by Gregory Gorton
Texas attorney and former POW Hackberry Holland interrupts his congressional campaign to help a fellow Korean War vet who was convicted in a farm labor-union case. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1971.

First Daughter
DB73168 12 hours 1 minute
by Eric Van Lustbader
read by Gregory Gorton
When Alli, daughter of U.S. president-elect Edward Carson, is kidnapped, Carson enlists ATF agent Jack McClure in the search since McClure’s late daughter had been Alli’s college roommate. The severely dyslexic McClure uncovers a political conspiracy that threatens the country. Some violence and some strong language. 2008.

Psychological Themes

The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim
DB77004 11 hours 33 minutes
by Jonathan Coe
read by Colin Buchanan
Newly divorced and estranged from his family, Maxwell Sim realizes he cannot connect with anyone in the world. When the prospect of selling eco-friendly toothbrushes in the Shetland Isles arises, Maxwell sets out, accompanied only by the alluring voice on his GPS. Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

8 hours 39 minutes
by Patrick McGrath
read by Ian McKellen
1959. Stella Raphael joins her psychiatrist husband at his new posting: a hospital for the criminally insane. She falls under the spell of a charismatic sculptor confined for murdering his wife in a psychotic rage. Violence, descriptions of sex, and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 1997.

Love Water Memory
DB76666 9 hours 18 minutes

by Jennie Shortridge
read by Angela Dawe
Lucie Walker, found wading in the water off a San Francisco beach, is taken to the hospital and diagnosed with amnesia. Her fiancé Grady Goodall takes her home to Seattle, where she must rediscover her old life—and build a new one. Strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Before I Go to Sleep
DB73374 11 hours 41 minutes
by S.J. Watson
read by Patricia Kilgarriff
Forty-seven-year-old amnesiac Londoner Christine Lucas awakens every day believing she is young and single until her husband Ben tells her otherwise. When Dr. Nash has Christine keep a secret journal, she begins to suspect that Ben is lying. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2011.

Religious Themes

Manuscript Found in Accra
DB76765 2 hours 6 minutes
by Paulo Coelho
read by Mark Ashby
Jerusalem, 1099. A young man records the teachings of an enigmatic Greek sage known only as the Copt. Drawing from different traditions—including those of the city’s Arabs, Jews, and Eastern Christians—the Copt imparts consoling wisdom for catastrophic times. Translated from Portuguese. 2012.

A Story of God and All of Us: A Novel Based on the Epic TV Miniseries The Bible
11 hours 21 minutes
by Roma Downey and
Mark Burnett
read by Mark Ashby
Companion to the television miniseries The Bible characterizes scripture’s basic events and personalities. Includes dramatizations of the stories of Abraham, the Exodus, the fall of Jericho, David and Goliath, King Herod, and Jesus. 2013.

A Step of Faith: The Fourth Journal of The Walk Series
DB76818 5 hours 49 minutes
by Richard Paul Evans
read by Guy Williams
Widower Alan Christoffersen is forced to stop his cross-country trek in St. Louis after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. Alan returns to Los Angeles with his father for treatment, but alienates his friends and family before resuming his trip. Sequel to The Road to Grace (DB74858). 2013.

The Tender Vine: Diamond of the Rockies, Book 3
DB73398 14 hours 48 minutes
by Kristen Heitzmann
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Pioneer Carina DiGratia Shepard’s husband Quillan returns to make amends with his wife. But can the damage and pain he caused be undone? 2002.

Matthew’s Story: From Sinner to Saint; the Jesus Chronicles, Book 4
DB73566 10 hours 49 minutes
by Tim LaHaye and
Jerry B. Jenkins
read by Gregory Gorton
Matthew, named Levi at birth, turns away from the Jewish faith and becomes a despised tax collector for Rome. By his forties, Levi is one of the richest men in Judea—but after hearing Jesus and seeing him perform miracles, Levi becomes Jesus’s disciple Matthew. 2010.

The Judgment
DB73360 7 hours 49 minutes
by Beverly Lewis
read by Kristin Allison
Rural Pennsylvania. Young Amish woman Rose gets engaged to Silas Good but misses Nick, the bishop’s foster son, who has been spotted in a Philadelphia homeless shelter. Meanwhile, Rose’s sister Hen leaves her Englischer husband and, along with her daughter, moves in with her parents. 2011.

More than Words: Daughters of Amana
DB73124 11 hours 31 minutes
by Judith Miller
read by Margaret Strom
Amana colonies, Iowa; 1885. Shopkeeper’s daughter Gretchen Kohler is tricked by salesman Allen Finley, who submits her stories for publication without her permission. Gretchen fears that she has lost her good name and her beau. Meanwhile gypsies camping nearby disturb the settlement. Sequel to Somewhere to Belong (DB72196). 2010.

The Garden of Happy Endings
14 hours 38 minutes
by Barbara O’Neal
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
Unity minister Elsa goes on sabbatical after losing her faith. She joins her sister Tamsin, who has problems of her own, and childhood friend Father Jack, a Catholic priest, in Pueblo, Colorado. Together they find renewal and love by planting a community garden and helping others. 2012.

Her Daughter’s Dream
DB72535 17 hours 4 minutes
by Francine Rivers
read by Faith Potts
Marta is estranged from her daughter Hildemara but close to granddaughter Carolyn. The next generation follows this pattern when Hildemara has an uneasy relationship with Carolyn but not with granddaughter Dawn. When Dawn becomes pregnant, she vows to break the family cycle. Sequel to Her Mother’s Hope (DB71620). 2010.


Kissing under the Mistletoe: A St. Helena Vineyard Novel
8 hours 55 minutes
by Marina Adair
read by Renee Raudman
After wine marketer Regan Martin unknowingly dates a married member of the powerful DeLuca family, she is blacklisted from industry jobs. At her new position in St. Helena, California, Regan discovers that this winery is also owned by Gabe DeLuca. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Haven Creek: A Cavanaugh Island Novel
DB76793 11 hours 43 minutes
by Rochelle Alers
read by Joy C. Hooper
Architect Morgan Dane hires carpenter Nate Shaw, her former schoolmate, to help refurbish a plantation on Cavanaugh Island. She discovers that even after twenty years, she is still attracted to him. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Within My Heart: Timber Ridge Reflections
DB72944 13 hours 55 minutes
by Tamera Alexander
read by Jill Ferris
Timber Ridge, Colorado; 1877. Widowed midwife Rachel Boyd struggles to raise two sons and keep the family ranch afloat. Rachel, the daughter of a physician, assists Dr. Rand Brookston with his patients—especially when a typhoid epidemic hits the town—and she gradually falls in love. 2010.

Perfect Timing: A Harrigan Family Novel
DB76508 13 hours 51 minutes
by Catherine Anderson
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Quincy Harrigan is shocked when Ceara O’Ceallaigh, an Irish druid woman from 1574, time travels to his twenty-first-century ranch. Ceara proclaims that Quincy can save his dying sister-in-law Loni from a curse—by marrying Ceara. Desperation leads Quincy to the altar. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Secret Mistress
DB73678 10 hours 20 minutes
by Mary Balogh
read by Anne Flosnik
Young, inexperienced Lady Angeline Dudley falls in love at first sight when Edward Ailsbury, the new Earl of Heyward, defends her honor at an inn. In London Angeline has her first season and hopes to wed the staid Edward, who resists. Some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

Tempest in Eden
5 hours 39 minutes
by Sandra Brown
read by Renee Raudman
When divorced artist’s model Shay Morrison, who poses nude, meets her new stepbrother, minister Ian Douglas, he makes clear his disapproval of her lack of modesty. Annoyed, Shay decides to seduce him—only to fall in love. Explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 1996.

A Bride by Moonlight
DB76542 13 hours 11 minutes
by Liz Carlyle
read by Kristin Allison
London, 1849. After Elizabeth Colburne learns that Lord Lanzonby, the perpetrator of her father’s ruin, is being released from prison, she joins forces with assistant police commissioner Royden Napier to seek revenge. Sequel to The Bride Wore Pearls (DB75753). Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Wanderer
9 hours 22 minutes
by Robyn Carr
read by Mark Delgado
Hank Cooper leaves Virgin River for Thunder Point, Oregon, when his army buddy Ben Bailey dies under mysterious circumstances. Hank inherits Ben’s decrepit bar and acres of oceanfront property and meets the locals—including Coast Guard pilot Sarah Dupre. Some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2013.

Last Night’s Scandal
DB72596 8 hours 49 minutes
by Loretta Chase
read by Annie Wauters
Childhood friends Olivia and Peregrine, Earl of Lisle, correspond while Lisle explores Egypt. When Lisle returns to England, his father insists he travel to a possibly haunted Scottish castle. Adventuresome Olivia joins him—and both she and Lisle are shocked at how the other has matured. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2010.

Earth Song
10 hours 16 minutes
by Catherine Coulter
read by Annie Wauters
Cornwall, England; 1275. After Philippa de Beauchamp runs away to avoid an arranged marriage, she is captured by Dienwald de Fortenberry. Philippa and Dienwald fall in love, then Philippa’s true parentage is revealed. Sequel to Fire Song (DB73123). Explicit descriptions of sex, some strong language, and some violence. 1990.

Fire Song
DB73123 11 hours 36 minutes
by Catherine Coulter
read by Annie Wauters
English lord Graelam de Moreton weds French girl Kassia de Loris on her deathbed to please her father and inherit the land. But Kassia recovers and journeys to England to reunite with Graelam. Sequel to Warrior’s Song (DB72509). Explicit descriptions of sex, some strong language, and some violence. 1990.

Secret Song
DB73160 11 hours 6 minutes
by Catherine Coulter
read by Annie Wauters
England, 1275. In an act of revenge, Edmond of Clare kidnaps Lord Damon’s niece Daria as she travels en route to her arranged marriage. Roland de Tourney rescues Daria, but he and Daria face new dangers. Sequel to Earth Song (DB73143). Explicit descriptions of sex and some violence. 1991.

Aching for Always
DB73268 12 hours 40 minutes
by Gwyn Cready
read by Theresa Conkin
Joss O’Malley is fighting to keep her family’s mapmaking company viable with assistance from her lover, businessman Rogan Reynolds, when she meets time traveler Hugh Hawksmoor. Hugh needs her help to avenge the brother killed by an O’Malley three centuries ago. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2010.

Taken by the Prince
DB73421 9 hours 27 minutes
by Christina Dodd
read by Kristin Allison
Raul Lawrence, bastard son of an English viscount, returns to his native Moricadia to reclaim his rightful throne. But Raul recognizes governess Victoria Cardiff as one of his half sister’s friends and kidnaps her to hide his identity. The two soon fall in love. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

A Wedding Wager
10 hours 38 minutes
by Jane Feather
read by Kristin Allison
London, 1762. While trying to fulfill his wealthy uncle’s decree—that he must marry a fallen woman if he wants to gain his inheritance—Sebastian Sullivan discovers that the woman who broke his heart is back in town and working in an illegal gaming house. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

To Have and to Hold
13 hours 7 minutes
by Patricia Gaffney
read by Corrie James
Wyckerly, England. Sebastian Verlaine, the new viscount D’Aubrey, becomes a magistrate. Sebastian encounters widow Rachel Wade, who served ten years for murder, and hires her as his housekeeper. The two fall in love amid scandal. Sequel to To Love and to Cherish (DB72539). Explicit descriptions of sex. 1995.

Maid to Match
DB72922 10 hours 3 minutes
by Deeanne Gist
read by Nona Pipes
Asheville, North Carolina; 1898. Impoverished mountain girl Tillie Reese is head parlormaid at George Vanderbilt’s Biltmore Estate. She falls in love with footman Mack Danvers, who is working to free his sister from an orphanage—but below-the-stairs romance is forbidden. 2010.

One Night in Scotland
DB73068 9 hours 54 minutes
by Karen Hawkins
read by Terry Donnelly
Mary Hurst travels to Scotland to retrieve an artifact needed to liberate her brother, an Egyptologist, which he once gave to the earl of Erroll for safekeeping. Not believing Mary’s plea, the mysterious, scarred earl holds her prisoner. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2010.

Between the Tides
DB73673 7 hours 53 minutes
by Patti Callahan Henry
read by Shannon McManus
Catherine returns to South Carolina’s Low Country, the scene of a childhood tragedy, to scatter her late father’s ashes in the river. Catherine seeks redemption from the people she grew up with and discovers that she can love again. Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2007.

All I Ever Wanted
DB72593 14 hours 20 minutes
by Kristan Higgins
read by Margaret Strom
Vermont. Callie, the creative director at Mark Rousseau’s ad agency, feels devastated when Mark—a longtime crush with whom she had a brief affair—takes up with someone else. But much to her own amazement, bubbly Callie is soon falling for the town’s new, standoffish veterinarian. Strong language. 2010.

The Best Man
DB76409 13 hours 28 minutes
by Kristan Higgins
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Faith, an epileptic, returns home to her wine-making family in upstate New York three years after she was stood up at the altar. She makes peace with her gay ex-fiancé but finds it hard to forgive former best man Levi—who is now the police chief. Some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Lord of Darkness
DB76738 11 hours 0 minutes
by Elizabeth Hoyt
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
London, 1740. Godric St. John takes on the secret role of the Ghost of St. Giles—a protector of the weak. But then his estranged wife, Lady Margaret, tries to murder the Ghost. Sequel to Thief of Shadows (DB75973). Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2013.

Dangerous in Diamonds
11 hours 18 minutes
by Madeline Hunter
read by Corrie James
Tristan, the Duke of Castleford, inherits the Rarest Blooms estate where Daphne Joyes has been living and running a flower business—and a sanctuary for abused women. Tristan and Daphne try to resist their mutual attraction but unite against a common enemy. Descriptions of sex. 2011.

The Wicked Duke Takes a Wife
DB73404 7 hours 17 minutes
by Jillian Hunter
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
London, 1818. After his brother’s untimely death, Griffin Boscastle becomes the duke and is expected to marry. When he deposits his niece at the Scarfield Academy, Griffin meets instructor Harriet Gardner—who has transformed from a thieving urchin into a somewhat proper young lady. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2009.

The Chance
DB76457 11 hours 1 minute
by Karen Kingsbury
read by Carol Dines
Fifteen-year-old Ellie’s father moves her across the country after her mother becomes pregnant by another man. Ellie and her best friend Nolan promise to meet in eleven years. When the time arrives, Ellie has her own illegitimate child and Nolan is a professional basketball player. But God provides. 2013.

The Maid of Fairbourne Hall
DB76582 13 hours 28 minutes
by Julie Klassen
read by Gabriella Cavallero
1815. To escape an arranged marriage to a dishonorable man, Margaret Macy flees her pampered life in London and poses as a servant in the home of a former suitor. She must stay unwed to gain her rightful inheritance, but love may influence her destiny. Christy Award. 2011.

Cloudy with a Chance of Marriage
DB73432 9 hours 6 minutes
by Kieran Kramer
read by Kristin Allison
Jilly Jones flees an unhappy marriage and opens a bookstore on London’s Dreare Street. Unfortunately her new neighbor, naval captain Stephen Arrow, throws loud parties and is determined to flirt with Jilly. But soon they—along with Dreare Street’s other residents—face a larger problem. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

A Lady of Expectations
11 hours 6 minutes
by Stephanie Laurens
read by Elizabeth Jasicki
London. Wealthy Jack Lester pretends to be broke in order to find the perfect wife. But when Jack falls in love with poor Sophie Winterton, she refuses to marry him since she assumes he needs a large dowry from his bride. Commercial audiobook. 1995.

The Reckless Bride: The Black Cobra Quartet
DB72546 16 hours 51 minutes
by Stephanie Laurens
read by Colleen Delany
1822. Following the events in The Brazen Bride (DB72537), Rafe Carstairs is smuggling proof of the identity of the Black Cobra cult’s leader back to England from India. In Europe, Rafe enlists the assistance of spinster Loretta Michelmarsh and her great-aunt. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2010.

Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue
DB73700 13 hours 38 minutes
by Stephanie Laurens
read by Kristin Allison
England, 1829. Spinster Heather Cynster is kidnapped after rake Viscount Breckenridge evicts her from a party she attends unchaperoned. Breckenridge tracks Heather to Scotland and rescues her. To avoid scandal they must wed—except Heather demands true love from a potential husband. Explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2011.

One Season of Sunshine
DB73253 11 hours 46 minutes
by Julia London
read by Jill Fox
Searching for answers about her birth mother, Jane Aaron goes to Cedar Springs, Texas, where she’s hired by widower Asher Price to be his children’s nanny. When she and Asher develop a relationship, Jane worries that his late wife’s secrets will tear them apart. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2010.

Changing Lanes
DB76744 6 hours 28 minutes
by Kathleen Long
read by Tanya Eby
Laid-off advice columnist Abby returns home to Paris, New Jersey, and learns that her new house has termites and her fiancé has fled to Paris, France. Abby moves in with her parents, drives her father’s cab, and reconnects with friends—and the boy next door. Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Sarah’s Garden
DB76852 8 hours 49 minutes
by Kelly Long
read by Christine Williams
Allegheny Mountains, Pennsylvania. Amish gardener Sarah King is attracted to her new neighbor, “Englisch” veterinarian Grant Williams. But a romance will cause problems with another man, family, and her church. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

Threads of Grace
DB76858 6 hours 44 minutes
by Kelly Long
read by Christine Williams
Beautiful Amish woman Grace married an older man to save the family farm. Now widowed with an autistic child, Grace must marry again quickly to avoid her brother-in-law’s proposal. She weds Seth Wyse—but finds learning to love a challenge. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Chain Lightning
8 hours 48 minutes
by Elizabeth Lowell
read by Theresa Conkin
Oceanographer-turned-receptionist Samantha “Mandy” Blythe reluctantly takes a trip to Australia with her boss’s nephew Damon Sutter, despite her fears of flying and water. When they end up in a tent on the Great Barrier Reef, their unexpected affair has consequences. Explicit descriptions of sex. 1987.

One Good Earl Deserves a Lover: The Second Rule of Scoundrels
DB76466 13 hours 39 minutes
by Sarah MacLean
read by Theresa Conkin
London, 1831. Lady Philippa “Pippa” Marbury is interested in science—and the art of seduction, which she desires to learn before her marriage to Lord Castleton. Pippa tries to obtain lessons from renowned rake Cross, but when he refuses she investigates independently. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2013.

Midnight Sons: Volume 3
DB76426 12 hours 14 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by Dan John Miller
Three romance novellas set in Hard Luck, Alaska. In Falling for Him Christian O’Halloran falls in love with Mariah—the world’s worst secretary. In Ending in Marriage pilot Duke Porter argues constantly with attorney Tracy Santiago. In Midnight Sons and Daughters Scott O’Halloran returns to town. Some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

Starting Now: A Blossom Street Novel
11 hours 42 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Attorney Libby Morgan, a divorced workaholic, is shocked when she is laid off. Unable to find work, Libby starts knitting at A Good Yarn on Blossom Street and volunteering at the hospital, where she falls in love with a doctor. But then a job offer turns up. 2013.

Only Mine
DB73677 8 hours 57 minutes
by Susan Mallery
read by Tanya Eby
Psychologist Dakota Hendrix works in her hometown of Fool’s Gold, California, coordinating a reality-TV show that pairs single women with out-of-town guys. Alaskan bush pilot Finn Andersson arrives to retrieve his twin brothers, who quit their last semester of college to compete. Explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

Only Yours: Fool’s Gold
DB73659 9 hours 16 minutes
by Susan Mallery
read by Tanya Eby
Fool’s Gold, California. Pediatric surgeon Simon Bradley was scarred physically and emotionally in childhood and resists personal relationships. But after a chance encounter at the hospital with Montana, a therapy-dog trainer, he finds himself falling in love. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

A Good Man
DB76509 16 hours 4 minutes
by J.J. Murray
read by Colleen Delany
Former WNBA player Sonya Richardson stars on the reality dating show Hunk or Punk. One unlikely contestant entices her more than the rest. 2013.

How to Bake a Perfect Life
11 hours 31 minutes
by Barbara O’Neal
read by Dale Allen
Bakery owner Ramona Gallagher of Colorado Springs is struggling financially. When her daughter Sofia’s husband is wounded in Afghanistan and Sofia leaves for Germany to tend to him, Ramona takes in her thirteen-year-old step-granddaughter and falls in love with a long-lost friend. Includes recipes. Rita Award. 2011.

DB73387 10 hours 11 minutes
by Diana Palmer
read by Natalie Ross
Wealthy Nora Marlowe, recovering from malaria and searching for a grand adventure in the Wild West, visits her aunt in a Texas town. She meets livestock foreman Cal Barton, who teases innocent Nora and shows her what real cowboys are like. Some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 1994.

Whiskey Beach
DB76576 15 hours 1 minute
by Nora Roberts
read by Luke Daniels
Boston attorney Eli Landon retreats to his ancestral home after being acquitted of murdering his adulterous wife. Eli falls for the house’s caretaker Abra Walsh while searching for the killer. But someone is lurking around the estate. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Eleanor and Park
DB76406 8 hours 54 minutes
by Rainbow Rowell
read by Jill Fox
1986. After socially painful circumstances toss Eleanor and Park together, they form an unlikely—and extraordinary—romance. Although the two sixteen-year-olds know that the odds of remaining together forever are slim, they find the courage to try. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

All the Sweet Tomorrows
DB76411 28 hours 29 minutes
by Bertrice Small
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Sixteenth-century England. Following the events in Skye O’Malley (DB/RC 18031), Skye’s beloved husband Niall is thought to be dead in Algiers. Queen Elizabeth forces Skye to marry a French duke, but then Skye learns that Niall is alive and searches for him. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 1984.

Travelers Rest
DB76647 8 hours 24 minutes
by Ann Tatlock
read by Cecelia Riddett
Jane Morrow visits her fiancé, Sergeant Seth Ballantine, at a North Carolina veterans hospital. Seth, now a quadriplegic from his combat wounds in Iraq, ends their engagement. Blind attorney Jon-Paul Pearcy, who volunteers with wounded vets, befriends Jane as she puts her trust in God. 2012.

Woodrose Mountain
10 hours 4 minutes
by RaeAnne Thayne
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Hope’s Crossing, Colorado. A joy-riding accident leaves developer Brodie Thorne’s daughter Taryn with brain damage and another teen dead. Brodie hires physical therapist-turned-jewelry-maker Evie Blanchard to work with the surly Taryn at home—and finds himself falling for Evie. Sequel to Blackberry Summer (DB74536). Some strong language. 2012.

If You See Her
DB76461 12 hours 17 minutes
by Shiloh Walker
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Hope Carson, from If You Hear Her (DB74633), survives a vicious attack, but doesn’t feel safe around law-enforcement officials, thanks to her abusive ex-husband, who is a cop. District Attorney Remy Jennings finds himself wildly attracted to her, and vows to keep her safe. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

Rapture: A Novel of the Fallen Angels
DB76295 14 hours 5 minutes
by J.R. Ward
read by Erin Jones
Matthias, former head of XOps, has been returned to Earth from Hell. While searching for shelter, he is hit by a car driven by reporter Mels Carmichael and loses his memory. As Mels uncovers his identity, she discovers a dangerous world. Sequel to Envy (DB74404). Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

Flirting with Disaster
DB73675 10 hours 18 minutes
by Sherryl Woods
read by Tanya Eby
Charleston, South Carolina. Socialite Maggie Forsythe is depressed after her fiancé cancels their wedding. While helping build a house for a widow and her children, Maggie meets down-to-earth renovator Josh Parker. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2005.

Moonlight Cove
DB73206 9 hours 1 minute
by Sherryl Woods
read by Erin Jones
Innkeeper Jess O’Brien’s friends talk her into signing up for a dating service—but Jess doesn’t realize it’s owned by psychologist Will Lincoln, who has had a longtime crush on her. Jess is uneasy around Will, believing he is always aware of her ADD. Some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2011.

Sand Castle Bay
DB76710 9 hours 22 minutes
by Sherryl Woods
read by Shannon McManus
Los Angeles interior decorator Emily Castle returns to Sand Castle Bay, North Carolina, to help rebuild her grandmother’s restaurant after a hurricane. Emily runs into her first love, widower Boone Dorsett, and has to decide if their love deserves a second chance. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Wind Chime Point
DB76711 9 hours 29 minutes
by Sherryl Woods
read by Shannon McManus
Workaholic Gabriella Castle, a public relations executive, returns to her family’s beach town unemployed, pregnant, and jilted. Gabi isn’t looking for romance but widower Wade Johnson tries to convince her otherwise. Sequel to Sand Castle Bay (DB76710). Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Science Fiction

Every Boy Should Have a Man
DB76739 4 hours 57 minutes
by Preston L. Allen
read by Guy Williams
Giant-sized oafs rule the world and a species called man is kept as pets. A poor boy’s father gives him a female man after the boy must return a runaway. The oaf family’s lives change as they care for the man. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Rising Tides: Destroyermen
DB73146 15 hours 42 minutes
by Taylor Anderson
read by Michael Scherer
Captain Matthew Reddy, high chief of the American Clan and commander in chief of all allied forces, and his crew hunt down the man responsible for kidnapping both the princess of the New British Empire and Reddy’s love. Sequel to Distant Thunders (DB72212). Violence and some strong language. 2011.

DB73336 10 hours 9 minutes
by Elizabeth Bear
read by Mare Trevathan
After the generational ship Jacob’s Ladder reaches its final destination—a habitable planet called the Grail—its passengers realize others beat them there. The Jacobites clash with the established human settlers, giving rise to deceptions and manipulations between the groups. Sequel to Chill (DB71883). Some violence and some strong language. 2011.

2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America
DB73115 12 hours 27 minutes
by Albert Brooks
read by Gregory Gorton
2030. After a cure for cancer is found, senior citizens retain most of America’s remaining resources, provoking attacks by youthful “resentment gangs.” Meanwhile, Matthew Bernstein, the first Jewish U.S. president, needs money to rebuild after L.A.’s earthquake. But the Chinese demand territory in exchange for loans. Some strong language. 2011.

The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier; Guardian
DB76723 13 hours 46 minutes
by Jack Campbell
read by Gregory Gorton
Admiral “Black Jack” Geary and his crew have to transport both a ship—the Invincible—and alien representatives back to the Alliance. Though the Alliance is now technically at peace with the Syndicate Worlds, the Syndic space they must pass through is full of traps. Sequel to Invincible (DB76036). 2013.

16 hours 34 minutes
by Orson Scott Card
read by Jack Fox
Thirteen-year-old Rigg has a secret ability to trace the path of any living being. After his father dies, Rigg sets off on a dangerous quest—facing threats along the way from those who would either control his destiny or kill him. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2010.

The Testing
DB76777 9 hours 45 minutes
by Joelle Charbonneau
read by Cecelia Riddett
After the Seven Stages War, scattered colonies try to rebuild the desolate Earth. Sixteen-year-old Cia, from the Five Lakes Colony, is chosen for the Testing, winners of which attend the university. But Cia questions her decision when poorly performing candidates go missing. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

7th Sigma
8 hours 51 minutes
by Steven Gould
read by Bruce Huntey
After the bugs—solar-powered, self-replicating, metal-eating machines—mysteriously showed up in the American Southwest, people and technology had to adapt to survive. Isolated from the rest of the world, Kimble Monroe learns to work around humanity’s new neighbors—and even live with them. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2011.

Hellhole: Awakening
DB76662 20 hours 56 minutes
by Brian Herbert and
Kevin J. Anderson
read by Erik Sandvold
General Tiber Adolphus and his rebels on Hellhole prepare to counterattack the Constellation fleet sent by Diadem Michella Duchenet. Michella tries to repair the cracks in her rule as Adolphus discovers a bigger threat than the arriving army. Sequel to Hellhole (DB74417). Violence. 2013.

The Boy from Ilysies
DB72557 8 hours 1 minute
by Pearl North
read by Mary Kane
Peace has come to Libyrinth—and so has a food shortage. When Po, a young Ilysian, is cast out of the community, the only way he can return is to find an artifact that may solve the hunger crisis. Sequel to Libyrinth (DB71031). For senior high readers. 2010.

Claws That Catch
DB76731 13 hours 12 minutes
by John Ringo and
Travis S. Taylor
read by L.J. Ganser
With the existence of America’s space technology about to be revealed to the world, the Vorpal Blade II is sent in search of the Dreen. If the crew fails the Dreen may invade Earth again. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

Into the Looking Glass
DB76728 10 hours 21 minutes
by John Ringo
read by L.J. Ganser
When what appears to be a nuclear explosion destroys the University of Central Florida, the military suspects terrorists—but then finds aliens. Physicist William Weaver and Navy SEAL commander Robert Miller join forces to close the creatures’ interdimensional gateways and save the world. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2005.

Manxome Foe
12 hours 58 minutes
by John Ringo and
Travis S. Taylor
read by L.J. Ganser
The crew from Vorpal Blade (DB76729) is called to arms again to investigate an attack on one of Earth’s gate colonies. Surviving the mission may be impossible. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

Vorpal Blade
DB76729 14 hours 33 minutes
by John Ringo and
Travis S. Taylor
read by L.J. Ganser
After the events of Into the Looking Glass (DB76728), physicist William Weaver and Navy SEAL chief Miller are issued their own spaceship to explore alien worlds. When they land on a distant planet, they must learn to survive. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2007.

DB76449 9 hours 16 minutes
by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
read by Kristin Allison
Boss and her crew go to Sector Base W to assist Coop, an accidental time-traveler from the distant past, in uncovering what happened to his people. While diving, Boss receives a distress call from Squishy, who infiltrated the Empire and now needs to be rescued. Some violence. 2012.

WWW: Wonder
9 hours 56 minutes
by Robert J. Sawyer
read by Erin Jones
After Colonel Peyton Hume recruits hackers to bring down Webmind, they begin to mysteriously disappear. Meanwhile, Caitlin desperately tries to protect the computer consciousness, which she has befriended, before it is too late. Sequel to WWW: Watch (DB71135). Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2011.

DB76533 9 hours 19 minutes
by Margaret Stohl
read by Erin Jones
An alien force colonizes Earth and uses electromagnetic devices called icons to decimate six cities in an instant, reducing the world’s population by a billion. Four teenage survivors must use their emotion-based powers to fight the alien lords. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2013.

The Galahad Legacy: A Galahad Book
DB76333 10 hours 1 minute
by Dom Testa
read by Margaret Strom
Council leader Triana returns to the Galahad accompanied by an ambassador of an alien race called the Dollovit, who offers the crew a choice. Then multiple wormholes appear and the ship’s radiation shields threaten to fail. Sequel to Cosmic Storm (DB76166). For senior high and older readers. 2012.

A Rising Thunder
DB76472 16 hours 31 minutes
by David Weber
read by Mary Kane
War is brewing between the Star Empire of Manticore and the Solarian League. Admiral Honor Harrington must team up with the Republic of Haven, her former enemy, to repulse incursions by the league’s navy. Sequel to Mission of Honor (DB72214). Strong language. 2012.

All Clear
25 hours 21 minutes
by Connie Willis
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Trapped time-traveling historians Michael, Eileen, and Polly frantically struggle to survive Hitler’s bombers and find a way back to their own world in 2060. At home, Mr. Dunworthy and Colin look for the missing three, whose actions have altered history. Sequel to Blackout (DB71904). Some violence. 2010.

American Science Fiction: Five Classic Novels, 1956-1958
DB75943 37 hours 27 minutes
edited by Gary K. Wolfe
read by Joe Peck
Five works by noted authors. Comprises Robert Heinlein’s Double Star, Alfred Bester’s The Stars My Destination, James Blish’s A Case of Conscience, Algis Budrys’s Who?, and Fritz Leiber’s The Big Time. Includes biographical and text notes. 2012.

Short Stories

Something Is Out There: Stories
7 hours 38 minutes
by Richard Bausch
read by Jack Fox
Eleven tales of ordinary people with lives of estrangements, temptations, and mysteries. In “The Harp Department in Love” the older, professor husband of a musically talented, much-younger wife—jealous of her flirtations—moves out, leading them to new realizations about their marriage. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2010.

Zombies vs. Unicorns
DB73389 11 hours 51 minutes
compiled by Holly Black and
Justine Larbalestier
read by various narrators
Twelve tales compare the merits—and demerits—of zombies and unicorns. In Meg Cabot’s “Princess Prettypants,” seventeen-year-old Liz receives an unusual gift on her birthday. Includes works by Libba Bray, Garth Nix, Carrie Ryan, and others. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

Be Mine
9 hours 54 minutes
by Jennifer Crusie and
read by Carol Dines
Three love stories. In “Sizzle” accountant Richard Parker is hired to oversee Emily Tate’s budget for a new perfume. In “Too Fast to Fall” deputy Nate Hendricks keeps stopping Jenny Stone for speeding. In “Alone with You” a one-night stand evolves. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Middle Men: Stories
DB76641 7 hours 4 minutes
by Jim Gavin
read by Patrick Downer
Seven short stories set in Los Angeles featuring mediocre men striving for success and respect. In “Play the Man” an average high school basketball player realizes that he will never receive a college scholarship. In “Bermuda” a deliveryman follows his older lover to the Caribbean. Strong language. 2013.

The Red Garden
DB73270 7 hours 12 minutes
by Alice Hoffman
read by Erin Jones
Fourteen short stories set in Blackwell, Massachusetts, are linked in part by a garden that grows only red flowers and plants. In “Owl and Mouse” lonely Emily falls in love with an adventurous blind man. Some violence and some strong language. 2011.

Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop: ‘Tis the Season to Be Deadly; Stories of Mistletoe and Mayhem from Seventeen Masters of Suspense
DB72892 7 hours 59 minutes
edited by Otto Penzler
read by Ray Foushee
Seventeen short holiday mysteries that involve Otto Penzler’s New York City bookstore. In Mary Higgins Clark’s “What’s in a Name?” a valuable handwritten manuscript is misplaced. 2010.

The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After
7 hours 31 minutes
by Julia Quinn
read by Kristin Allison
Eight additional epilogues to books in the Bridgerton series—all with happy endings. In An Offer from a Gentleman (DB 52891) disowned Posy Reiling is visiting her guardian Sophie Bridgerton when she falls in love at first sight with the new minister. Also includes the novella Violet in Bloom. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2006.

Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives: Stories
DB73272 6 hours 41 minutes
by Brad Watson
read by Barry Bernson
Twelve short stories about the harsher aspects of human experience. In the title piece Will, a teenage boy, elopes with his pregnant girlfriend, Olivia, and moves into an apartment near a psychiatric hospital. Will becomes successful and blissfully happy with Olivia—unless that’s merely a dream. Some strong language. 2010.


Out of Nowhere
DB76493 8 hours 40 minutes
by Maria Padian
read by Todd Fox
Maine. After soccer team captain Tom is caught pulling a stupid prank against rival school Maquoit, he must perform community service: tutoring Somali refugee and fellow soccer star Saeed. When Saeed’s talents spark jealousy, trouble follows. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Double Play
DB76724 6 hours 35 minutes
by Robert B. Parker
read by James Konicek
New York City, 1947. Brooklyn Dodgers manager Branch Rickey hires war-shattered veteran Joseph Burke to guard the first major league African American player, Jackie Robinson. Burke makes deals with the underworld to keep Robinson safe. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2004.


The Broken Places
DB76718 10 hours 17 minutes
by Ace Atkins
read by Joe Wilson
Sheriff Quinn Colson is unhappy that his sister’s boyfriend is Jamey Dixon, a man convicted of running over his previous girlfriend. Dixon, pardoned and released, has become a preacher. But two escaped inmates are sure he has their loot. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Perfect Ghost
DB76401 8 hours 56 minutes
by Linda Barnes
read by Erin Jones
When agoraphobic Em Moore’s writing partner Teddy Blake dies in a car crash, Em surprises everyone by insisting that she can finish their current project—a biography of elusive director Garrett Malcolm. At Malcolm’s estate, Em investigates Blake’s last moves. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Jefferson Key
DB73400 14 hours 19 minutes
by Steve Berry
read by Jim Zeiger
Cotton Malone, from The Charlemagne Pursuit (DB/RC 68767), stops an attempt to kill the U.S. president, then uncovers a secret society of pirates, a document forged by the Founding Fathers, and a cipher created by Thomas Jefferson and used by Andrew Jackson. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2011.

DB73686 11 hours 11 minutes
by Ilsa J. Bick
read by Katherine Kellgren
Alex, a seventeen-year-old with a brain tumor; Tom, an Afghanistan War veteran; and Ellie, an eight-year-old orphan join forces after a devastating electromagnetic pulse leaves the world’s few survivors either zombies or people with superhuman senses. Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

Naked Heat
DB72894 9 hours 32 minutes
by Richard Castle
read by Erin Jones
NYPD detective Nikki Heat has avoided journalist Jameson Rook ever since the magazine article he wrote about her was published. But when Jameson discovers the body of a gossip columnist he has been shadowing, Nikki and Jameson team up to investigate. Strong language, descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2010.

The Power Trip
15 hours 35 minutes
by Jackie Collins
read by Carol Dines
Pirates attack Aleksandr Kasianenko’s yacht in the Sea of Cortez, where he is hosting a birthday party for his lover. Aboard are an American senator, a movie star, a reporter, a British soccer player, a Latin singer, and their partners. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Split Second
DB73391 12 hours 57 minutes
by Catherine Coulter
read by various narrators
FBI agents Lucy Carlyle, Cooper McKnight, and husband-and-wife team Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich chase after a serial killer whose DNA links him to the late murderer Ted Bundy. Lucy also uncovers family secrets that put her in mortal danger. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

DB73390 11 hours 30 minutes
by Catherine Coulter
read by various narrators
PI Erin Pulaski steals documents to prove a pharmaceutical company is creating a cancer-drug shortage. When a murder occurs nearby that same night, FBI agents Savich and Sherlock investigate the company. Meanwhile the agents probe why a senator is being haunted by his wife’s ghost. Some violence. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

DB76617 12 hours 16 minutes
by Arne Dahl
read by John Polk
Swedish police detective Paul Hjelm is assigned to the A-Unit, a task force assembled to find a killer who, after shooting high-profile business leaders, plays a tape of Thelonious Monk’s “Misterioso.” Originally published in Swedish in 1999. Violence and strong language. 2011.

Desires of the Dead
7 hours 51 minutes
by Kimberly Derting
read by Kristin Allison
Violet’s ability to find murder victims and their killers attracts the attention of the FBI just as her relationship with her boyfriend Jay heats up. Sequel to The Body Finder (DB71265). Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2011.

Requiem for an Assassin
DB73435 11 hours 25 minutes
by Barry Eisler
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Retiring Japanese American assassin John Rain is forced into one last job when rogue CIA agent Jim Hilger kidnaps Rain’s friend Dox. Rain is caught in a dilemma as Hilger will kill Dox unless Rain hits three more targets. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Because the Night
DB76936 9 hours 55 minutes
by James Ellroy
read by L.J. Ganser
After three citizens are butchered during a liquor store holdup, Detective Sergeant Lloyd Hopkins searches the sleazy side of nighttime Los Angeles for the killer, a deranged psychiatrist. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 1984.

Blood on the Moon
DB76935 8 hours 46 minutes
by James Ellroy
read by L.J. Ganser
Detective Sergeant Lloyd Hopkins sees a connection in a twenty-year-long series of increasingly gruesome murders of women. He risks his career to make the final link and get the killer. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 1984.

The Gods of Gotham
DB76459 15 hours 12 minutes
by Lyndsay Faye
read by Alec Volz
Manhattan, 1845. After bartender Tim Wilde loses his livelihood, home, and savings in a fire, he reluctantly joins the newly formed NYPD. A complex crime involving one runaway Irish child prostitute and the suspicious death of another brings out Wilde’s investigative skills. Violence and strong language. 2012.

DB72909 10 hours 50 minutes
by Kathleen George
read by Jill Fox
Working with Commander Christie, rookie Pittsburgh detective Colleen Greer recognizes a murder victim as the estranged wife of family counselor David Hoffman, her former boss. When a pregnant adolescent with ties to Hoffman’s clinic also is killed, the therapist becomes the prime suspect. Strong language and descriptions of sex. 2007.

Final Notice: A DKA File Novel
DB73157 5 hours 20 minutes
by Joe Gores
read by Gregory Gorton
San Francisco. Larry Ballard, from Daniel Kearny Associates (DKA), repossesses a Cadillac on the behest of a bank and discovers a fortune inside. When the bank releases the Cadillac to former porn queen Chandra, Kearny investigates and discovers Mafia ties. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 1973.

No Way Back
DB76465 10 hours 44 minutes
by Andrew Gross
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Wendy, a married woman, meets journalist Curtis at a hotel bar and accompanies him to his room. When a man charges in and kills Curtis, Wendy shoots him in self-defense. Realizing the dead assailant was a federal agent, Wendy flees. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Hurting Distance
DB73138 13 hours 21 minutes
by Sophie Hannah
read by Corrie James
England. After her married lover Robert vanishes, Naomi Jenkins turns to the police, frantic that his wife is responsible. When detectives Simon Waterhouse and Charlie Zailer don’t appear worried, Naomi changes her story, claiming Robert raped her years ago. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Learning to Swim
DB76342 10 hours 48 minutes
by Sara J. Henry
read by J. Michael McCullough
Freelance writer Troy Chance is on a ferry crossing Lake Champlain when she sees a small boy fall off a passing boat. Troy rescues him, then—convinced he was thrown overboard—takes the traumatized French Canadian child home with her rather than turning him over to the police. Some violence. 2011.

Wicked Lies
DB73385 18 hours 29 minutes
by Lisa Jackson and
Nancy Bush
read by Susan Ericksen
Oregon coast. Laura Adderley, a psychic sister of the Siren Song Colony, is pregnant with her ex-husband’s baby. When serial killer Justice Turnbull escapes from a psychiatric ward and starts hunting colony members, Laura asks reporter Harrison Frost for help. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

DB73652 9 hours 38 minutes
by Iris Johansen
read by Jennifer Van Dyck
Navy SEAL-turned-cop Joe Quinn is hospitalized in a coma after helping his lover Eve Duncan search for her missing daughter Bonnie. Meanwhile, their friend, CIA agent Catherine Ling, hunts for the prime suspect—Bonnie’s father John Gallo. Sequel to Eve (DB73288). Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

Taking Eve
DB76398 10 hours 20 minutes
by Iris Johansen
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Jim Doane wants to use Eve Duncan’s forensic sculpting skills to avenge the death of his grown son Kevin. He will do anything to get Eve’s cooperation, including harming her adopted daughter Jane. Meanwhile, the CIA secretly knows Eve is in danger. Violence and strong language. 2013.

So Cold the River
DB73231 12 hours 58 minutes
by Michael Koryta
read by Jack Fox
To create a documentary about the dying self-made millionaire Campbell Bradford, filmmaker Eric Shaw travels to Bradford’s Indiana hometown. He sips the town’s famous mineral water from an eighty-year-old bottle—and vividly hallucinates a different Campbell Bradford. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2010.

In Too Deep
DB73384 9 hours 27 minutes
by Jayne Ann Krentz
read by Joyce Bean
Scargill Cove, Northern California. Private eye Fallon Jones hires psychic Isabella Valdez to help him investigate paranormal criminal activity. Isabella’s first case involves a haunted mansion, where she and Fallon discover an abandoned basement laboratory. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

The Hunter
DB76352 10 hours 12 minutes
by John Lescroart
read by Jack Fox
Private investigator Wyatt Hunt receives an anonymous text message asking how his mother died. Researching his birth parents’ history, Hunt learns that his mother was murdered and his father was charged with the crime but not convicted. Further investigation makes Hunt—and those around him—targets. Violence and strong language. 2012.

Sleight of Hand
DB76473 7 hours 5 minutes
by Phillip Margolin
read by Mark Delgado
Attorney Charles Benedict drugs prosecutor Carrie Blair and records them having what looks like consensual sex. When his attempt to blackmail Blair backfires, Benedict kills her and frames her wealthy husband Horace for the murder—and then represents Horace. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Three Graves Full
DB76691 8 hours 33 minutes
by Jamie Mason
read by Mark Delgado
Jason Getty kills a man and buries him in the backyard. Then landscapers unearth a skeleton in Jason’s front yard and the police discover a third corpse. The double murder is pinned on the previous homeowner, but Jason’s anxiety sets off a chain of events. Violence and strong language. 2013.

Blood Safari
DB76306 12 hours 47 minutes
by Deon Meyer
read by Ray Foushee
South Africa. Emma le Roux believes a news photo of a wanted man is her presumably long-dead brother. When her call to police is followed by a home invasion, Emma hires bodyguard Lemmer for protection while she investigates. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Cross Roads
DB72581 8 hours 58 minutes
by Fern Michaels
read by Faith Potts
More than a year has passed since the women of the Sisterhood received their pardons and resumed their old lives, many working for Global Securities, run by Henry Jellicoe. But suspicions arise about Jellicoe and his company that lead the vigilantes to regroup and investigate. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2010.

Déjà Vu
DB72590 8 hours 48 minutes
by Fern Michaels
read by Faith Potts
The women of the Sisterhood, now officially pardoned by U.S. president Martine Conner, vow to finally capture terrorist and mercenary Hank Jellicoe. Meanwhile the president gives the heads of the FBI, CIA, and Department of Homeland Security one month to accomplish the same task—or resign. Strong language. Bestseller. 2010.

Game Over
DB72574 7 hours 5 minutes
by Fern Michaels
read by Faith Potts
After Myra and Charles return from their honeymoon, they learn White House counsel Lizzie Fox Cricket is on the president’s short list for the Supreme Court. The Sisterhood realizes that Lizzie’s involvement as the vigilante group’s lawyer—and her efforts to secure them pardons—might jeopardize her nomination. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2010.

DB76709 8 hours 45 minutes
by Fern Michaels
read by Laural Merlington
Julie Wyatt, still mourning her son Larry’s death, suspects her daughter-in-law Darlene was responsible. Myra and Annie of the Sisterhood agree to investigate. Meanwhile, Julie’s new tenant turns out to be an executive running from his New York lifestyle. Strong language and some violence. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Tom Clancy’s Endwar: The Hunted
DB73120 9 hours 16 minutes
by David Michaels
read by Gregory Gorton
2021. The United States, Russia, and China vie to control the world’s natural resources. U.S. Ghost Recon leader Alexander Brent’s team seeks ex-Russian agent the Snow Maiden, who is after the key to Dubai’s vaults. Sequel to Tom Clancy’s Endwar (DB/RC 66115). Violence and some strong language. 2011.

Cold Dawn
10 hours 5 minutes
by Carla Neggers
read by Laura Giannarelli
California millionaire and smoke jumper Nick Martini arrives in Black Falls, Vermont, looking for an elusive serial arsonist. He also hopes to see search-and-rescue expert Rose Cameron, with whom he had a one-night stand. Sequel to Cold River (DB71636). Some violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2010.

Snow White Must Die
13 hours 47 minutes
by Nele Neuhaus
read by Mary Kane
Tobias Sartorius returns to his village after serving ten years for killing two girls whose bodies were never found. When Tobias’s mother is attacked, cops Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein investigate. Published in German in 2010. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

DB73570 5 hours 25 minutes
by Michael Northrop
read by Gregory Gorton
During what seems like a typical New England blizzard, seven kids at Tattawa Regional High School are waiting to be picked up by their parents. Only the snowstorm is much more powerful than was expected, and not everyone survives. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2011.

12th of Never
DB76517 8 hours 13 minutes
by James Patterson and
Maxine Paetro
read by Suzanne Toren
When the corpse from a high-profile murder disappears, Sergeant Lindsay Boxer shortens her maternity leave to join the investigation. Meanwhile, prosecutor Yuki Castellano is determined to convict a disbarred lawyer for his wife’s death and a professor reports shootings he witnesses in his dreams. Strong language and some violence. 2013.

DB73211 6 hours 32 minutes
by James Patterson
read by Jack Fox
2061. The Elites, an engineered superspecies, control North America. The new president asks Hays Baker of the Agency of Change to assist with a “human cleanup.” Then Hays discovers he isn’t really an Elite—and it’s up to him to prevent the slaughter. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2011.

Chasing Fire
DB73207 14 hours 52 minutes
by Nora Roberts
read by Jill Fox
Missoula, Montana. Rowan Tripp, a “smoke jumper” like her dad, enters the forest-fire season haunted by nightmares of her partner’s death the previous year. She also contends with sabotaged equipment, murder, and her attraction to a rookie. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2011.

The Other Woman
DB76770 12 hours 52 minutes
by Hank Phillippi Ryan
read by Suzanne Toren
Disgraced television journalist Jane Ryland is now a newspaper reporter assigned to interview a senate candidate’s elusive wife. As Ryland pursues the story, she notices a mysterious woman with the campaign. Meanwhile, Ryland’s cop friend investigates possible serial killings. Some violence and some strong language. Mary Higgins Clark Award. 2012.

Buried Prey
DB73199 10 hours 0 minutes
by John Sandford
read by Barry Bernson
When the Jones sisters’ remains are discovered, Minneapolis detective Lucas Davenport revisits his first plainclothes investigation—the siblings’ 1985 disappearance. Never happy with the case’s outcome, Lucas is now convinced the wrong man was convicted and the killer is at large. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2011.

Silken Prey
DB76598 11 hours 50 minutes
by John Sandford
read by John Haag
Child porn is discovered on Minnesota senator Porter Smalls’s computer, threatening his reelection campaign. Believing Smalls was framed, the governor asks Lucas Davenport to investigate. When a missing political fixer is linked to the case, Davenport looks for a murderer working for Smalls’s opponent. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2013.

Don’t Go
DB76450 13 hours 31 minutes
by Lisa Scottoline
read by Erik Sandvold
Podiatrist Mike Scanlon is stationed in Afghanistan when his wife Chloe dies in an apparent freak accident. He returns home to discover his baby daughter has bonded with Chloe’s sister—and learns startling facts about Chloe’s life and death. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Save Me
11 hours 12 minutes
by Lisa Scottoline
read by Jill Fox
A volunteer at her daughter Melly’s school cafeteria, Rose McKenna is scolding third-grader Amanda for teasing Melly about her birthmark when an explosion occurs. Rose escorts Amanda and her friends toward the exit before returning to find Melly. When Amanda is severely injured, others blame Rose. Strong language. Bestseller. 2011.

Die Easy: A Charlie Fox Thriller
DB76941 10 hours 59 minutes
by Zoë Sharp
read by Faith Potts
When bodyguard Charlie Fox is assigned to work a post-Katrina fundraising function, she reluctantly takes newly recovered Sean Meyer onto her team despite his coma-induced memory loss. But the routine job turns deadly and personal, and Charlie cannot rely on Sean to watch her back. Violence and strong language. 2013.

Killer Instinct: Charlie Fox, Book 1
DB76299 10 hours 15 minutes
by Zoë Sharp
read by Erin Jones
Morecambe, England. Ex-soldier Charlie Fox teaches self-defense classes to women. When Charlie stops a fight in a nightclub the owner offers her a security job. But after two club-related murders occur, Charlie’s snooping makes her a target. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2001.

13 hours 16 minutes
by Karin Slaughter
read by Kathleen Early
Unbeknownst to Sara, her boyfriend—Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent Will—is undercover working on a drug case with detective Lena. Sara blames Lena for the murder of Sara’s husband Jeffrey. Then Jared—who is Lena’s husband and Sara’s stepson—is shot. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Acts of Mercy: A Mercy Street Novel
DB73683 9 hours 12 minutes
by Mariah Stewart
read by Joyce Bean
Former FBI agent Sam DelVecchio joins the Mercy Street Foundation as a profiler. In his first case he teams up with current agent Fiona Summers to investigate the murder of a local soup-kitchen volunteer. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

Quarantine: The Loners, Book 1
DB76771 10 hours 6 minutes
by Lex Thomas
read by L.J. Ganser
A lethal virus released in a Colorado high school makes infected teens deadly to adults. Chaos ensues after students are quarantined inside by the military. Loner David and his younger brother Will are forced to find a way to survive. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers.2012.

The Chaos: Numbers
10 hours 22 minutes
by Rachel Ward
read by Erik Sandvold
Like his mother Jem, from Numbers (DB70605), fifteen-year-old Adam sees numbers in people’s eyes—the date they will die. And now nearly everyone around him in London shares the same numbers. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2011.

War Stories

Larry Bond’s First Team: Fires of War
DB73338 13 hours 43 minutes
by Larry Bond and
Jim DeFelice
read by Jim Zeiger
After North Korea suspiciously announces it will surrender its nuclear weapons, the U.S. government sends the First Team to investigate the politically sensitive situation. Meanwhile, new team member Thera Majed uncovers evidence of an impending large-scale attack. Violence and strong language. 2006.

Larry Bond’s First Team: Soul of the Assassin
DB73347 13 hours 21 minutes
by Larry Bond and
Jim DeFelice
read by Jim Zeiger
When wanted assassin T Rex comes out of hiding for one last assignment to fund his retirement, the CIA sends the First Team to Italy to apprehend him. There they uncover an even bigger plot. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Combat Ops: Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon
DB73220 7 hours 49 minutes
by David Michaels
read by Roy Avers
Captain Scott Mitchell and his Ghost Recon team hunt Taliban terrorist leader Mullah Mohammed Zahed in Afghanistan. But local corruption runs deep, and the danger increases for Mitchell and his fighters the closer they get to their target. Some violence and some strong language. 2011.


The Book of Murdock
DB73072 6 hours 45 minutes
by Loren D. Estleman
read by Bill Quinn
Middle-aged deputy U.S. Marshal Page Murdock poses as a clergyman—Brother Bernard Sebastian of the Church of Evangelical Truth—to infiltrate a gang of bandits in the Texas panhandle. But once he’s in place, Murdock runs into an old flame who recognizes him. Some violence and some strong language. 2010.

Truth at Gunpoint: Western Stories
DB73241 5 hours 43 minutes
by Ray Hogan
read by Jack Fox
Twelve short westerns by Ray Hogan (1908–1998). In the title piece Rome Bellman and his neighbors form a vigilante group to rid the valley of cattle rustlers. In “The Man Who Wore the Star” sheriff John Westcott’s adulterous wife tracks him down and begs to see their five-year-old son. 2004.

Betrayal of the Mountain Man
DB76774 7 hours 26 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Jack Garrett
Robbers jump mountain man Smoke Jensen, switch shirts with him, and leave him unconscious. Soon after, Smoke is tried for murder and sentenced to hang. He escapes the noose and goes after the desperados who set him up. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2006.

Carnage of Eagles
DB76717 8 hours 19 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Joe Wilson
A newspaperman asks Falcon MacCallister to help investigate the corrupt judge and sheriff in Sorrento, Texas, who are extorting and killing innocent citizens. Even though appointed deputy U.S. Marshal, MacCallister soon finds himself facing the crooked lawmen’s noose. Violence and strong language. 2012.

Destiny of the Mountain Man
DB76773 5 hours 57 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by George Guidall
At the end of the Civil War sadistic Union captain Jack Brandt burned Richard King’s Texas ranch and slaughtered everyone there. Years later, when Brandt and his gang leave prison, mountain man Smoke Jenson is recruited to help King prevent another attack. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2005.

Preacher’s Fire: The First Mountain Man
DB76722 6 hours 57 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Michael Scherer
Mountain man Preacher goes undercover in the big city of St. Louis to stop a man who is trying to take over the fur trade. Violence and strong language. 2010.

Rampage of the Mountain Man
DB76775 7 hours 36 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Jack Garrett
Mountain man Smoke Jensen has a contract to deliver three thousand head of cattle, but a renegade Cheyenne warrior uses an early winter blizzard to attack Smoke and his outnumbered cowboys. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2007.

Slaughter of Eagles
DB76715 8 hours 56 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Jim Zeiger
After members of the Mueller gang shoot two of his friends, Falcon MacCallister hunts them down and kills all but one. Meanwhile Janelle Wellington, who witnessed a crooked marshal shoot a banker for a gold mine map, is framed for that murder. Violence and strong language. 2010.

Violence of the Mountain Man
DB76847 8 hours 9 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Jack Garrett
After rancher Smoke Jensen thwarts a gang who were planning to steal his valuable herd of cattle, the outlaws kidnap Smoke’s wife and a neighbor’s daughter for ransom. But Smoke is not the type to negotiate. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

Thief Hunt
DB73251 4 hours 39 minutes
by William O. Turner
read by Jack Fox
Lighthorse policeman Bass Pattee chases down the thieves who stole an ancient deerskin robe and two grand from the Cherokee treasury. Having no legal authority off tribal lands makes Bass’s task difficult—his quarry’s additional crimes of violence, rape, and murder further complicate things. Some violence and some strong language. 1973.

The Owl Hunt: A Barnaby Skye Novel
DB73401 10 hours 19 minutes
by Richard S. Wheeler
read by David Hartley-Margolin
1878. The late Barnaby Skye’s biracial son Dirk teaches English to Shoshone children at the reservation school. When Dirk’s student Waiting Wolf has a vision of returning to the old ways, he renames himself Owl and becomes a prophet. But the Indian agent and the army fear an uprising. 2010.

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Adult Nonfiction

Animals and Wildlife

Dewey’s Nine Lives: The Legacy of the Small-Town Library Cat Who Inspired Millions
DB72898 12 hours 6 minutes
by Vicki Myron
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Author of Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World (DB/RC 67516) recounts more memories of Dewey, who warmed the hearts of readers in Spencer, Iowa, and elsewhere. Also shares anecdotes received from correspondents around the country about other cats. 2010.


The Pinecone: The Story of Sarah Losh, Forgotten Romantic Heroine—Antiquarian, Architect, and Visionary
DB76349 10 hours 54 minutes
by Jenny Uglow
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Author of The Lunar Men (DB 58797) presents a biography of Sarah Losh (1786–1853), who designed a uniquely decorated church in the village of Wreay, England, in 1842. Details her family history, her architectural and artisan endeavors, and the socioeconomic and cultural changes that influenced her. 2012.


How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming
DB73228 8 hours 3 minutes
by Mike Brown
read by Barry Bernson
Astronomer at the California Institute of Technology recounts his 2005 discovery of a tenth planet with an outdated Schmidt Telescope—an event that downgraded Pluto to a dwarf planet. Describes an astronomer’s daily work and reminisces about the birth and growth of his daughter. 2010.


Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream
DB76743 12 hours 59 minutes
by Deepak Chopra and
Sanjiv Chopra
read by various narrators
Biography by the Chopra brothers, two physicians who came to America in the 1970s. Deepak, an endocrinologist who turned to the Indian holistic practice of Ayurveda, and his younger brother Sanjiv, a gastroenterologist at Harvard, discuss their medical theories and their difficulties with assimilation. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on Everything
DB73236 7 hours 54 minutes
by Kevin Cook
read by Ray Foushee
Portrait of Alvin “Titanic” Thompson (1892–1974), a gambler from rural Arkansas whose exploits, including five murders, won and lost him millions. Describes the creation of Sky Masterson, the Guys and Dolls character based on Thompson. Strong language and some violence. 2011.

DB76612 5 hours 44 minutes
by Sonali Deraniyagala
read by Madelyn Buzzard
British economist describes the events of December 26, 2004, when she lost her parents, husband, and two young sons to a tsunami while visiting her native country of Sri Lanka. Discusses her years of continual recovery and grief from the tragedy. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2013.

Prince Philip: The Turbulent Early Life of the Man Who Married Queen Elizabeth II
DB76642 11 hours 16 minutes
by Philip Eade
read by Robert Sams
Biography of Great Britain’s prince consort Philip (born 1921), the grandson of King George I of Greece. Describes Philip’s childhood in Greece, France, Nazi Germany, and England. Continues through his 1947 marriage to Princess Elizabeth of England and her 1952 ascension to the throne. 2011.

Travels in a Gay Nation: Portraits of LGBTQ Americans
DB72531 13 hours 35 minutes
by Philip Gambone
read by Patrick Downer
Interviews conducted with gay activists and artists during the author’s two years of travel across the United States. Features celebrities David Sedaris, Barney Frank, and Tammy Baldwin, as well as lower-profile people such as academics, opera singers, garden designers, and a retired naval officer. Some strong language. 2010.

Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef
DB73318 11 hours 44 minutes
by Gabrielle Hamilton
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Memoir explores the unconventional upbringing and career of chef Gabrielle Hamilton, owner of the acclaimed New York City restaurant Prune. Describes her parents’ grand outdoor feasts and Hamilton’s own informal visits to overseas kitchens, freelance catering jobs, challenges of running a restaurant, and culinary relationship with her Italian mother-in-law. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2011.

The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham: A Biography
DB72563 23 hours 13 minutes
by Selina Hastings
read by Joe Peck
Biographer portrays English novelist W. Somerset Maugham (1874–1965) as a talented writer who was conflicted about his homosexuality. Discusses his tormented marriage to Syrie Wellcome, their daughter Liza, his many affairs with men, and his secret intelligence work during both world wars. Based on previously unavailable primary sources. 2010.

Steve Jobs
DB73682 21 hours 11 minutes
by Walter Isaacson
read by Mark Delgado
Biography of entrepreneur Steve Jobs (1955–2011) chronicles his childhood, education, entry-level jobs in California’s Silicon Valley, 1976 cofounding of Apple computer in his parents’ garage, and leadership in spearheading the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Discusses Jobs’s personal and professional relationships and his 2003 cancer diagnosis. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2011.

Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia
DB73132 26 hours 3 minutes
by Michael Korda
read by Mark Ashby
Biography of T.E. Lawrence, the British officer who led Arab armies against the Ottoman Empire during World War I. Discusses Lawrence’s childhood, Oxford education, complicated relationship with fame, role as a national hero, anonymous military reenlistments, and death at age forty-six. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2010.

Survival in Auschwitz
DB76690 5 hours 46 minutes
by Primo Levi
read by Mark Ashby
Chemist and author Levi (1919–1987) recounts the ten months he spent in the Nazis’ Auschwitz concentration camp after being captured in his hometown of Turin, Italy, in December 1943. Originally published in Italian. Violence. 1947.

We Bought a Zoo
DB76707 7 hours 52 minutes
by Benjamin Mee
read by Jack Fox
English journalist relates his extended family’s 2005 purchase of a rundown zoo that housed more than two hundred wild animals. Discusses his mother, siblings, and two children assisting in the restoration of the animal sanctuary as his wife suffered from the reoccurrence of a brain tumor. Movie tie-in. 2008.

Betsy Ross and the Making of America
DB72863 21 hours 44 minutes
by Marla R. Miller
read by Kerry Dukin
Professor explores the life of Philadelphia seamstress Betsy Ross (1752–1836), a prominent flag maker during the American Revolution and through the War of 1812. Discusses Ross’s three marriages, her family’s support of the colonies’ rebellion, and her descendants. Depicts the roles of middle-class artisans in forging a new nation. 2010.

A Widow’s Story: A Memoir
DB73249 15 hours 40 minutes
by Joyce Carol Oates
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Prolific author Oates details the unexpected death of Ray Smith, her husband of forty-six years, and her bereavement experience. Relates an overnight hospital stay that became a death vigil and discusses her struggle to face widowhood, her insomnia and reliance on prescription drugs, and the solace of her friendships. 2011.

The Last Empress: Madame Chiang Kai-shek and the Birth of Modern China
DB72189 32 hours 8 minutes
by Hannah Pakula
read by Mary Kane
Biography of Soong May-ling (1897–2003). Traces her path from Western-educated daughter of a wealthy Christian family to wife of Chinese Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek. Describes her activities during World War II and the Chinese Civil War, as well as her role in the Nationalist government-in-exile in Taiwan. 2009.

Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee through His Private Letters
DB72572 28 hours 39 minutes
by Elizabeth Brown Pryor
read by Robert Sams
Historian uses personal letters of Robert E. Lee (1807–1870) to recap the life of the Confederate general. Traces Lee’s troubled Virginia childhood, days at West Point, army career, and leadership of the Southern forces. Explains the importance of correspondence during the nineteenth century. Lincoln Prize. 2007.

A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mother
DB73116 11 hours 45 minutes
by Janny Scott
read by Mary Kane
New York Times reporter chronicles the life of Stanley Ann Dunham (1942¬1995), mother of U.S. president Barack Obama. Discusses her American ancestry, two interracial marriages in the 1960s and ’70s, role as a single working mother of two biracial children, and field work in Indonesia as an anthropologist. Bestseller. 2011.

Pearl Buck in China: Journey to The Good Earth
DB73233 12 hours 31 minutes
by Hilary Spurling
read by Kerry Dukin
Biography of Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (1892–1973) covering her years in
China and their influence on her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Good Earth (DB/RC 37294). Discusses ways Buck’s immersion in Chinese village life and language helped her bridge eastern and western worlds and win the 1938 Nobel Prize for literature. 2010.

The Mystery of Lewis Carroll: Discovering the Whimsical, Thoughtful, and Sometimes Lonely Man Who Created Alice in Wonderland
DB72874 11 hours 31 minutes
by Jenny Woolf
read by Kerry Dukin
Biography of the famous poet, mathematician, writer, Church of England deacon, and photographer, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832–1898), a.k.a. Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland (DB/RC 50842). Examines his financial difficulties and his relationship with the real Alice and her family in the context of Victorian England. 2010.

Blindness and Physical Handicaps

Beyond the Bear: How I Learned to Live and Love Again after Being Blinded by a Bear
DB76560 9 hours 30 minutes
by Dan Bigley and
Debra McKinney
read by Jeff Allin
Author recounts being blinded during a near-fatal grizzly bear attack in Alaska in 2003 at age twenty-five. Details his recovery and his attendance at a center for the visually impaired. Discusses earning a master’s degree, changing careers, and reuniting with—and marrying—his girlfriend. Some strong language. 2013.

Macular Disease: Practical Strategies for Living with Vision Loss
DB76495 5 hours 8 minutes
by Peggy R. Wolfe
read by Carol Dines
Second edition of guidebook suggests strategies to compensate for declining vision. Provides tips for organizing one’s home; dealing with financial, personal, and legal affairs; and maximizing one’s independence. Lists technological devices available and organizations and businesses that offer assistance. 2011.

Business and Economics

Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex
11 hours 55 minutes
by William D. Hartung
read by Butch Hoover
Chronicles the history of the Lockheed Martin corporation as a weapons contractor. Discusses the company’s influence on the U.S. government, economy, and foreign policies. 2011.

Six Pixels of Separation: Everyone Is Connected; Connect Your Business to Everyone
DB73284 8 hours 55 minutes
by Mitch Joel
read by Gary Tipton
Canadian digital-marketing expert offers advice for integrating social media and personal branding into a new business model with the potential of reaching a larger consumer base. Offers examples of people who used Facebook, blogs, smartphones, and netbooks to successfully expand their businesses. 2009.

Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon
DB73397 13 hours 9 minutes
by Gretchen Morgenson and
Joshua Rosner
read by Jake Williams
Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times business journalist Morgenson and financial analyst Rosner investigate the 2008 financial meltdown. They assert that government regulators and public agencies were complicit in creating the circumstances for the economic crisis and name individuals they consider to be the key players. Bestseller. 2011.

The Money Class: Learn to Create Your New American Dream
DB72913 11 hours 54 minutes
by Suze Orman
read by Catherine Byers
Emmy Award-winning host offers advice on managing personal finances and re-envisioning your own American Dream after the 2008 recession. Discusses receiving credit, buying real estate, borrowing for college, negotiating salaries, planning for and living in retirement, and investing for high yields. Bestseller. 2011.

Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul
DB73114 13 hours 53 minutes
by Howard Schultz
read by Patrick Downer
Schultz, the chairman of Starbucks, described the coffee chain’s beginnings in Pour Your Heart Into It (RC 45027). In this follow-up he explains what he did to reinvigorate sales devastated by overexpansion and a weak economy when, after years of delegating, he resumed hands-on leadership in 2008. Bestseller. 2011.

The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America
DB76772 36 hours 46 minutes
by David A. Stockman
read by William Hughes
Stockman, the White House budget director under Ronald Reagan, posits that the military-industrial complex, the welfare state, and crony capitalism are destroying the American economy. Offers thirteen suggestions for fixing the problem. Commercial audiobook. 2013.


Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think
DB76687 10 hours 43 minutes
by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and
Kenneth Cukier
read by Patrick Downer
Oxford professor and The Economist data editor explain the ways that large collections of data are making it possible to predict flu outbreaks, airline ticket prices, consumer interests, and more. They also discuss the risks of gathering so much information and the need to protect personal privacy. 2013.


Now Eat This: One Hundred Fifty of America’s Favorite Comfort Foods, All under 350 Calories
DB71109 8 hours 20 minutes
by Rocco DiSpirito
read by Mike Stefanelli
Award-winning chef and cookbook author uses techniques he developed during his own weight loss and while making over favorite dishes for The Biggest Loser television show contestants to create healthier versions of high-calorie dishes and sauces. Recipes include before-and-after nutritional information. Bestseller. 2010.

Beyond Rice and Beans: The Caribbean Latino Guide to Healthy Eating with Diabetes/Más Allá del Arroz y las Habichuelas: La Guía Latino-Caribeña para Comer Sano con Diabetes
DB67996 12 hours 39 minutes
by Lorena Drago
read by various narrators
Bilingual guide by the American Diabetes Association. Presents nutritional information, exchange lists, and sample meal plans for preparing Latino cuisine from the Caribbean. In English and Spanish. (Esta guía bilingüe de la Asociación Americana de la Diabetes presenta información sobre la nutrición, con listas de intercambio y planes de comidas para las personas con un interés en la cocina latina del Caribe. Contiene recetas que exploran los sabores singulares de la región. En inglés y español.) 2006.

Recipes from My Home Kitchen: Asian and American Comfort Food from the Winner of MasterChef Season Three
DB76676 5 hours 51 minutes
by Christine Ha
read by Kerry Dukin
Winner of TV’s MasterChef recalls teaching herself to make treasured comfort foods as a teenager after her mother’s death, losing her vision to neuromyelitis optica at age twenty-five, and relearning to cook. Recipes range from appetizers to desserts, chicken pot pie to ginger-coconut tuiles. 2013.

Get Cooking: One Hundred Fifty Simple Recipes to Get You Started in the Kitchen
DB71972 10 hours 17 minutes
by Mollie Katzen
read by Kerry Dukin
Aimed at novice cooks, covers kitchen equipment and utensil basics, suggests specialty foods for your pantry, and shares a range of recipes from soup through dessert for omnivores and vegetarians. Clearly explained, step-by-step instructions include creative tips to vary recipes. Suggests use of purchased pie crusts and similar shortcuts. 2009.

Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation
15 hours 5 minutes
by Michael Pollan
read by Mark Ashby
The author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma (DB 62557) and In Defense of Food (DB 65229) examines the ways we channel the elements of fire, water, air, and earth to transform raw ingredients into meals. Follows four recipes from the sources of the main ingredients to the final dish. Bestseller. 2013.


Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice
DB76630 19 hours 17 minutes
by Kevin Cullen and
Shelley Murphy
read by Richard Davidson
Award-winning reporters chronicle the South Boston crime boss’s life, including his involvement in gang wars, bank robberies, and murders from the 1950s into the 1990s; secret work as an FBI informant; and sixteen-year flight from authorities. Details the investigation that led to Bulger’s 2011 capture in California. Strong language. 2013.

Law and Disorder
DB76794 13 hours 59 minutes
by John Douglas and
Mark Olshaker
read by Joe Barrett
Former FBI criminal profiler Douglas and coauthor Olshaker examine several high-profile cases, including the 1996 murder of six-year-old JonBenét Ramsey and the 1994 conviction of the West Memphis Three. They posit that detectives overlooked forensic evidence while attempting to solve pivotal homicides. Violence and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

History in Blue: One Hundred Sixty Years of Women Police, Sheriffs, Detectives, and State Troopers
DB73267 9 hours 50 minutes
by Allan T. Duffin
read by Erin Jones
Cultural history of women in American law enforcement focuses on events that helped or hindered their progress toward equality. Uses archival documents and interviews to illuminate the expansion of women’s roles from the 1840s, when matrons guarded prisoners, to the twenty-first century. Highlights incidents of workplace discrimination. Some violence. 2010.

The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder
DB76592 11 hours 56 minutes
by Charles Graeber
read by Gregory Gorton
Journalist with exclusive access to imprisoned former nurse Charles Cullen describes Cullen’s path to becoming possibly the most prolific serial killer in history. Details the ease with which Cullen gave fatal drug overdoses to hospitalized patients and, despite suspicions, kept getting jobs until his arrest in 2003. 2013.

My Stolen Son: The Nick Markowitz Story
DB73417 8 hours 15 minutes
by Susan Markowitz
read by Mare Trevathan
Describes the 2000 murder of the author’s fifteen-year-old son Nick. Explains that the killers were young men who had a drug dispute with Nick’s half-brother. Discusses Nick’s life and the nine-year search for Jesse James Hollywood, who fled the country after arranging Nick’s death. Strong language and some violence. 2010.

Diet and Nutrition

Super Immunity: The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body’s Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger, and Disease Free
DB76611 7 hours 48 minutes
by Joel Fuhrman
read by Jack Fox
Physician and author of Eat to Live (DB75601) outlines his nutrition plan to boost immunity and overall health. States that modern medicine and poor dietary choices degrade the body’s ability to protect itself. Lists foods that promote wellness. Includes recipes. 2011.

The Life You Want: Get Motivated, Lose Weight, and Be Happy
DB72880 12 hours 54 minutes
by Bob Greene and others
read by Andy Pyle
Author and Oprah fitness expert Greene teams up with psychologist Kearney-Cooke and nutritionist Jibrin to examine barriers to weight loss. Offers tips on overcoming emotional eating, poor body image, and aversion to exercise, discomfort, and pain. Provides instructions for creating motivational tools, including lifestyle logs and goal-setting worksheets. 2010.

Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life
DB73135 8 hours 37 minutes
by Thich Nhat Hanh and
Lilian Cheung
read by Michael Scherer
Zen Buddhist master Nhat Hanh and Harvard nutritionist Cheung offer a diet and meditation guide that encourages one to obtain a healthy weight. Describe a ten-week plan for gradual changes using the concept of mindfulness. 2010.

The Virgin Diet: Drop Seven Foods, Lose Seven Pounds, Just Seven Days
DB76516 9 hours 29 minutes
by JJ Virgin
read by Catherine Frels
Fitness expert and former nutritionist on the Dr. Phil television show posits that food intolerance is the culprit behind weight gain, inflammation, and premature aging. Offers a plan to eliminate gluten, soy, dairy, eggs, corn, peanuts, and sugars—with gradual reintroduction of some foods. Includes case studies and recipes. Bestseller. 2012.

Drama and Screen

The Book of William: How Shakespeare’s First Folio Conquered the World
DB72837 9 hours 13 minutes
by Paul Collins
read by Jon Huffman
English professor and NPR contributor recounts his journeys around the world to trace the fate of Shakespeare’s rare extant folios—early compilations published by his business partners, actors John Heminge and Henry Condell—after the bard’s death in 1616. Discusses the collection’s printing history, auction appearances, and various owners. 2009.


College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students
DB76667 9 hours 27 minutes
by Jeffrey J. Selingo
read by Fred Stella
Editor-at-large for the Chronicle of Higher Education posits that “American higher education is broken.” Cites the high costs, drop-out rates, and unemployment of college graduates as reasons to embrace free massive online open courses (MOOCs) and other education alternatives. Offers suggestions for finding a college. Commercial audiobook. 2013.


Superbaby: Twelve Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in the First Three Years
DB72334 20 hours 42 minutes
by Jenn Berman
read by Anne Hancock
Los Angeles psychotherapist describes development in the first three years of life. Discusses twelve ways to help kids grow emotionally and intellectually and offers suggestions on nurturing a child’s potential. Subjects include language, reading, playtime, nutrition, communication, and security. 2010.


Paths and Walkways: Simple Projects, Contemporary Designs
DB73247 4 hours 27 minutes
by Hazel White
read by Theresa Conkin
Horticulturist discusses the role of paths and explains how to design and build them. Includes twenty-four path designs in brick, gravel, stone, concrete, grass, or wood. Provides descriptions, instructions, and lists of tools and materials (including plants) needed to create and maintain each of them. 1998.

Government and Politics

Kissinger: A Biography
DB76727 34 hours 33 minutes
by Walter Isaacson
read by Malcolm Hillgartner
Profile of Kissinger, a Bavarian-born Jew who became U.S. secretary of state in 1973. Focuses on the circumstances that forced Kissinger from his homeland in 1938 to explain facets of his adult character. Analyzes his civilian life following his government career. Commercial audiobook. 2005.

Rule and Ruin: The Downfall of Moderation and the Destruction of the Republican Party from Eisenhower to the Tea Party
DB76643 20 hours 26 minutes
by Geoffrey Kabaservice
read by Mark Ashby
Study of the postwar Republican Party and its takeover by conservatives beginning in the Eisenhower era. Highlights moderate Republicans of the past such as Nelson Rockefeller and George Romney and their accomplishments. Criticizes twenty-first-century political polarization and the resulting government dysfunction. 2012.

This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral—Plus Plenty of Valet Parking!—in America’s Gilded Capital
DB76940 13 hours 31 minutes
by Mark Leibovich
read by Robert Sams
New York Times staff writer offers a portrait of the country’s ruling elite. Claims networking, corruption, and dysfunction have taken over Washington and argues that lobbyists’ influence on lawmakers—in perquisites as well as money—results in bad legislation. Strong language. Bestseller. 2013.

Keep It Pithy: Useful Observations in a Tough World
DB76764 3 hours 16 minutes
by Bill O’Reilly
read by Patrick Downer
Fox News television commentator looks back on his predictions concerning the presidency of Barack Obama and offers his views on the secular progressive agenda, European socialism, religion, terrorism, and more. Bestseller. 2013.

Courage to Stand: An American Story
8 hours 51 minutes
by Tim Pawlenty
read by Jack Fox
Political manifesto by former Minnesota governor and 2012 presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty (born 1960), a conservative Republican. Describes his upbringing in South St. Paul and rise from city councilman and state legislator to the governorship (2003–2011). Highlights the financial difficulties Minnesota faced and his policies of fiscal austerity. 2010.

The Last Great Senate: Courage and Statesmanship in Times of Crisis
DB76594 17 hours 26 minutes
by Ira Shapiro
read by Gregory Gorton
Former senate staffer posits that bipartisan politicians of the 1960s and 1970s put constitutional concerns over party and ideology to govern the nation through the civil rights movement, Watergate, and the Vietnam War. Portrays statesmen from 1977 to the 1980 election of Republican president Ronald Reagan. 2012.

The Rights of the People: How Our Search for Safety Invades Our Liberties
DB76601 14 hours 44 minutes
by David K. Shipler
read by David K. Shipler
Pulitzer Prize-winning author argues that the desire for safety has led to the erosion of civil liberties since the 2001 terrorist attacks. Focuses on alleged abuses of the Fourth Amendment, which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and requires authorities to show probable cause before obtaining warrants. Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2011.


Humor in Uniform: Funny True Stories about Life in the Military
DB76640 4 hours 58 minutes
published by Reader’s Digest Association
read by Robert Sams
Hundreds of quips previously published in Reader’s Digest magazine that poke fun at military life. Compiled from anecdotes written by men and women of the United States armed forces and their families. 2008.


Second Chances: More Stories of Grace
DB76751 3 hours 55 minutes
by Max Lucado
read by Wayne Shepherd
In this companion to Grace (DB75414) minister and inspirational writer Lucado relates scriptural and anecdotal examples of people who have behaved badly but experienced mercy, forgiveness, and a second chance. Includes retellings of the tales of the prodigal son and of King David and Goliath. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Journalism and the Media

The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century
22 hours 59 minutes
by Alan Brinkley
read by Robert Sams
Biography of publishing pioneer Henry Luce (1898–1967) chronicles his childhood in rural China as the son of missionaries; his education at Yale; and his 1923 launch of Time magazine, followed by Fortune, Life, and Sports Illustrated. Also discusses Luce’s private life and political influence. Pulitzer Prize finalist. 2010.

The Death and Life of American Journalism: The Media Revolution That Will Begin the World Again
DB72600 12 hours 43 minutes
by Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols
read by Gregory Gorton
Authors warn of a news media crisis marked by declining quality in journalism, collapsing newspapers, and shrinking television and radio newsrooms as people increasingly turn to blogs and other web sites for quick information. 2010.

Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News
DB76694 11 hours 33 minutes
by Dan Rather
read by Peter Johnson
Journalist Dan Rather reminisces about his sixty years as a reporter and the people he worked with and interviewed. Discusses his dismissal from CBS—after forty-four years—and claims the free press and broadcast news have become too intertwined with political and corporate interests. 2012.

Legal Issues

Waiting to Be Heard: A Memoir
DB76669 13 hours 31 minutes
by Amanda Knox
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Author describes her experience in Perugia, Italy, where the then-twenty-year-old American student was accused of murdering her British roommate in 2007. Details her interrogations, arrest, 2009 court trial and conviction, four-year incarceration, and the 2011 appeal that resulted in her acquittal. 2013.


Mom and Me and Mom
DB76616 4 hours 9 minutes
by Maya Angelou
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (DB 57200) chronicles her relationship with her mother. Discusses being raised by her grandmother from ages three to thirteen and recounts her growing adoration of her mother during Angelou’s teen years. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2013.

Here and Now: Letters 2008–2011
DB76510 6 hours 14 minutes
by Paul Auster and
J.M. Coetzee
read by Mark Ashby
Collection of letters exchanged between J.M. Coetzee, Nobel Prize winner for literature, and Paul Auster, author of Winter Journal (DB75501), begun in July 2008, shortly after they met. Coetzee and Auster discuss the nature of friendship, cultural taboos, and books they have read, among other topics. 2013.

Miracles of Life: Shanghai to Shepperton; an Autobiography
DB76567 6 hours 57 minutes
by J.G. Ballard
read by Gregory Maupin
Autobiography of the author of Empire of the Sun (DB 22409). Describes his youth in Shanghai, incarceration in a Japanese prison camp, and later life in England. Includes introduction by China Miéville, author of The City and the City (DB72153). 2008.

Why We Write: Twenty Acclaimed Authors on How and Why They Do What They Do
DB76358 6 hours 58 minutes
edited by Meredith Maran
read by Kerry Dukin
Twenty essays by popular authors on the reasons behind their pursuit of writing. Sue Grafton, author of A is for Alibi (DB 35069), ruminates on the source of “writer’s block” and David Baldacci discusses his compulsion for writing. Also includes Isabel Allende, Jodi Picoult, and others. 2013.

The Lady and Her Monsters: A Tale of Dissections, Real-Life Dr. Frankensteins, and the Creation of Mary Shelley’s Masterpiece
DB76463 10 hours 13 minutes
by Roseanne Montillo
read by J. Michael McCullough
Literature professor investigates the world of Mary Shelley as she wrote Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus (DB 25835). Profiles literary influences, including Lord Byron and Shelley’s husband Percy Bysshe Shelley. Discusses eighteenth- and nineteenth-century medical practices such as stealing corpses for dissection and anatomical study. Young adult appeal. 2013.

Medicine and Health

Shouting Won’t Help: Why I—and 50 Million Other Americans—Can’t Hear You
DB76362 11 hours 4 minutes
by Katherine Bouton
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Former New York Times editor chronicles her own hearing loss and relates the experiences of others with the condition. Investigates the causes, effects, and management—with hearing aids and cochlear implants—of this disability. Also discusses tinnitus, vertigo, and research into biological cures. Offers communication tips. 2013.

The Power of Rest: Why Sleep Alone Is Not Enough; a Thirty-Day Plan to Reset Your Body
DB72865 9 hours 24 minutes
by Matthew Edlund
read by Gary Tipton
Sleep doctor uses clinical research and anecdotes to demonstrate the effects of rest-deprivation. Presents a thirty-day makeover that includes four types of rest: physical, mental, social, and spiritual. Asserts that his recommended program of food, activity, and repose will help individuals feel better, look younger, and lose weight. 2010.

Twenty Years Younger: Look Younger, Feel Younger, Be Younger!
DB73317 12 hours 10 minutes
by Bob Greene
read by Ray Childs
Exercise physiologist, personal trainer, and contributing writer for Greene posits that signs of aging should be fought on four fronts: exercise, nutrition, skin care, and restorative rest. Working with a dermatologist and experts in sleep and healthful eating, Greene prescribes routines for each area. Bestseller. 2011.

You Need Help! A Step-by-Step Plan to Convince a Loved One to Get Counseling
8 hours 37 minutes
by Mark S. Komrad
read by Bill Wallace
Johns Hopkins psychiatrist offers advice to families and friends of people who need help coping with emotional or behavioral problems. Uses case studies to discuss ways to broach the subject, find appropriate professional assistance, and persuade someone to use it. 2012.

Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
DB76624 11 hours 17 minutes
by Mary Roach
read by Kerry Dukin
Science writer and author of Stiff (DB 58302), Spook (DB 62108), and Bonk (DB 66788) investigates the alimentary canal to explore eating, digestion, and elimination. Uses anecdotes and research to explain the functions of taste, smell, saliva, gas, and mastication. Bestseller. 2013.

Overcoming Macular Degeneration: A Guide to Seeing Beyond the Clouds
DB73559 5 hours 56 minutes
by Yale Solomon
read by Patrick Downer
In this updated edition of Overcoming Macular Degeneration (DB/RC 51826), ophthalmologist Solomon, who has the condition, offers information and advice to patients. Lists special tools, including magnifiers and text-to-voice devices; issues for caregivers, such as watching for signs of depression; and resources. 2009.

Dr. Ruth’s Guide for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver: How to Care for Your Loved One without Getting Overwhelmed—and without Doing It All Yourself
DB76627 8 hours 29 minutes
by Ruth K. Westheimer
read by Kerry Dukin
Family guide offers advice on taking care of a spouse, parent, or other relative who has Alzheimer’s disease. Discusses treatment, facilities, and legal and financial issues. 2012.

A Woman’s Guide to a Healthy Stomach: Taking Control of Your Digestive Health
DB72872 9 hours 59 minutes
by Jacqueline L. Wolf
read by Kerry Dukin
Harvard gastroenterologist provides a guide to women’s digestive problems. Describes risks and causes for common problems such as gas, heartburn, acid reflux, diarrhea, and constipation. Discusses life-altering conditions, including colitis, Crohn’s and celiac diseases, endometriosis, irritable bowel syndrome, and cancers. Explains treatments and medications. 2011.


My Way
DB76766 14 hours 51 minutes
by Paul Anka
read by Robert Sams
Autobiography of Canadian singer-songwriter whose lengthy career began as a teen idol in the late 1950s. Describes singing through the decades to a changing audience and hanging out with and writing hits for other singers, including Frank Sinatra and Buddy Holly. Some strong language. 2013.

Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown’s First Superstar
DB76513 9 hours 52 minutes
by Peter Benjaminson
read by Bob Moore
Author of The Lost Supreme (DB 67456) profiles Mary Wells (1943–1992). Details her early childhood growing up in Detroit, her career with Motown Records, and her relationship with Berry Gordy Jr. Discusses her drug addictions, illnesses, and post-Motown music career. 2012.

Dinner with Lenny: The Last Long Interview with Leonard Bernstein
DB76590 3 hours 16 minutes
by Jonathan Cott
read by Mark Ashby
Rolling Stone magazine editor details his dinner with music virtuoso Leonard Bernstein (1918–1990) in November 1989—the last long interview the composer gave before his death the following October. Recounts Bernstein’s discussions on the state of music performance and contemporary popular personalities such as John Lennon and the Beatles. 2013.

Mr. Langshaw’s Square Piano: The Story of the First Pianos and How They Caused a Cultural Revolution
DB72585 10 hours 52 minutes
by Madeline Goold
read by Laura Giannarelli
Piano lover recounts her purchase of an 1807 Broadmoor square piano with an intact serial number and her interest in its provenance. Depicts the lives of London piano-maker John Broadmoor and the original buyer, John Langshaw, and discusses piano manufacturing and distribution in nineteenth-century society. 2008.

Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World
DB76468 20 hours 49 minutes
by John Szwed
read by Bill Burton
Biography traces the career of ethnomusicologist Lomax (1915–2002), who began making field recordings of rural music for the Library of Congress in the 1930s. Discusses his work producing albums and his role in introducing listeners to performing artists such as Muddy Waters, Lead Belly, and Jelly Roll Morton. 2010.

Fallin’ Up: My Story
DB73169 15 hours 4 minutes
by Taboo
read by Mark Delgado
Singer Jaime Gomez, a.k.a. Taboo, describes his climb from an East L.A. ghetto to world fame as a founding member of the musical group the Black Eyed Peas. Expresses regret over substance abuse that nearly derailed his career. Discusses his happiness with his wife and sons. Strong language. 2011.

Nature and the Environment

Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth
DB73039 16 hours 21 minutes
by Mark Hertsgaard
read by Bill Wallace
Journalist outlines the potential impact climate change might have on his daughter’s generation. Warns of future extreme weather conditions such as heat waves and violent storms, rising sea levels, and the spread of disease and pestilence. Suggests ways governments, corporations, and individuals can cope with or reverse the effects. 2011.

Washed Away: How the Great Flood of 1913, America’s Most Widespread Natural Disaster, Terrorized a Nation and Changed It Forever
DB76357 13 hours 33 minutes
by Geoff Williams
read by Gary Tipton
Journalist examines the events surrounding the March 1913 flooding of more than fifteen states stretching from New England to the Midwest to the Mississippi Delta. Explores the causes of the disaster, including ineffective prevention, and discusses subsequent changes in response policies. Provides personal accounts. 2013.


The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values
DB73282 12 hours 31 minutes
by Sam Harris
read by Barry Bernson
Neuroscientist and the author of The End of Faith (DB/RC 62053) posits that science can help answer questions of morality. Suggests that the right human values are those that promote well-being. Discusses moral truth, good and evil, religion, and the future of happiness. 2010.


DB76353 9 hours 18 minutes
by Dante Alighieri
read by Barry Bernson
A man travels to the depths of Hell with the Roman poet Virgil as his guide. This version of Dante’s fourteenth-century poem incorporates references to modern cultural touchstones such as Bob Dylan, Sigmund Freud, and Eric Cartman from the television show South Park. Translated from Italian. Some strong language. 2012.

She Walks in Beauty: A Woman’s Journey through Poems
DB73111 5 hours 6 minutes
compiled by Caroline Kennedy
read by Annie Wauters
President of the John F. Kennedy Foundation arranges poems according to the chronology of a woman’s life: first love, breaking up, marriage, motherhood, death, and grief. Includes works by John Keats, Rumi, Amy Lowell, Robert Browning, and others. Bestseller. 2011.

Psychology and Self-Help

Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing
DB76613 8 hours 2 minutes
by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
read by Jack Fox
Authors of NurtureShock (DB70497) examine the scientific factors behind winning and losing. Topics include the biological, social, and emotional aspects of the competitive drive; differences between individual and team competition; and the impact of stress on performance. 2013.

A Place of Yes: Ten Rules for Getting Everything You Want Out of Life
DB73110 13 hours 8 minutes
by Bethenny Frankel
read by Margaret Strom
Television personality shares her ten rules for achieving one’s goals, including being authentic, having a plan, and celebrating life. Discusses her dysfunctional upbringing and the ways she overcame obstacles to find happiness and success. Bestseller. 2011.

How to Change Someone You Love: Four Steps to Help You Help Them
9 hours 36 minutes
by Brad Lamm
read by Gary Tipton
Board-certified interventionist maintains that it is possible to help a loved one change destructive behavior by following this four-step plan. Provides case studies, personal experience, and concrete discussion points to illustrate using the method with people who have drug, alcohol, food, shopping, Internet, and other addictions. 2009.

Gay, Straight, and the Reason Why: The Science of Sexual Orientation
DB73152 11 hours 22 minutes
by Simon LeVay
read by Mark Ashby
Neuroscientist enlists scientific studies to explain a person’s sexual orientation. Defines the terms associated with homosexuality and discusses family demographics, the amount of testosterone in the fetus, and the role of genes in determining an individual’s sexuality. 2011.

Kayak Morning: Reflections on Love, Grief, and Small Boats
DB76815 4 hours 7 minutes
by Roger Rosenblatt
read by Bill Wallace
Author of Making Toast (DB72799) relates taking up kayaking as a way to ponder grief and search for peace more than two years after the 2007 death of his adult daughter. Meditates on the passages of grief, the solace of solitude, and the redemptive power of love. 2012.

The Folly of Fools: The Logic of Deceit and Self-Deception in Human Life
20 hours 17 minutes
by Robert Trivers
read by Gary Telles
Anthropology professor examines theories of deceit and self-deception from an evolutionary viewpoint. Discusses both scientific bases and social results—such as positive effects on survival and reproduction—of self-deceit, including neurophysiology, immunology, family and romantic relationships, and social psychology. Provides suggestions on avoiding self-deception. 2011.

Everything Is Obvious—Once You Know the Answer
10 hours 39 minutes
by Duncan J. Watts
read by Mark Delgado
Sociologist examines the concept of common sense and argues that it actually undermines our understanding of the world. Shows ways that this affects economics, marketing, politics, and other endeavors that involve human behavior. Asserts that data-driven social science—tracking patterns on Twitter, for instance—offers better insights. 2011.


Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life
DB73229 7 hours 11 minutes
by Karen Armstrong
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Author who spearheaded the Charter for Compassion, composed by representatives from six faiths in 2009, asserts that compassion is at the heart of all major religions and encourages people to practice this virtue. Describes twelve steps to follow to live by the Golden Rule. 2010.

Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
DB77042 13 hours 28 minutes
by Reza Aslan
read by Jake Williams
Religious scholar, author of No God but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam (DB 61297), uses historical records and New Testament accounts to portray Jesus the man as a charismatic, radical Jewish nationalist. Discusses ways the early Christian church strategically reshaped Jesus’s teachings. Bestseller. 2013.

What We Talk about When We Talk about God
DB76586 5 hours 53 minutes
by Rob Bell
read by Bill Wallace
Pastor and New York Times bestselling author of Love Wins (DB72822) posits that people are discovering new ways to think about God. Uses scripture and anecdotes to demonstrate the need to become aware of God’s presence. 2013.

The Blue Sapphire of the Mind: Notes for a Contemplative Ecology
DB76589 19 hours 35 minutes
by Douglas E. Christie
read by Mark Ashby
Professor of theological studies suggests that contemplative ecological thought and practice can restore Earth as a sacred place. Discusses ways humans can live in a sustainable relationship with all living things, as Henry David Thoreau did, which in turn will inspire a greater responsibility and spiritual awareness. 2013.

Padre Pio: Miracles and Politics in a Secular Age
DB76492 11 hours 7 minutes
by Sergio Luzzatto
read by Lou Harpenau
Historian explores the life and turbulent times of Padre Pio (1887–1968), a Capuchin friar in southern Italy for fifty years who was canonized in 2002. Details the appearance of Pio’s stigmata in 1918, the miracles attributed to him, and disputes over his legitimacy. Translated from Italian. Cundill Prize. 2007.

A Simple Guide to Matthew
DB76735 7 hours 6 minutes
by Paul J. McCarren
read by Bill Wallace
A Jesuit priest presents an accessible translation of the Gospel of Matthew along with brief commentaries. Discusses life in early Christianity and details the ancestry, birth, and death of Jesus. Examines Jesus’s teachings and travels. 2013.

You Are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment
DB73181 3 hours 24 minutes
by Thich Nhat Hanh
read by Michael Scherer
Zen Buddhist monk, author of The Art of Power (DB/RC 66111), asserts that mindfulness—fully experiencing the here and now—can transform our lives. Offers meditation practices that he says cultivate awareness, heal emotional pain, and lead to happiness and peace. Originally published in French. 2009.

The World’s Religions
DB76400 17 hours 47 minutes
by Huston Smith
read by Lou Harpenau
Fiftieth anniversary edition of Smith’s work originally titled The Religions of Man (RD 06327). Offers explanations of the basic tenets of seven major historical religions—Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity—revealing the spirit of each faith. Also discusses primal, or tribal, religions. 1958.

Science and Technology

Here’s Looking at Euclid: A Surprising Excursion through the Astonishing World of Math
DB73150 12 hours 29 minutes
by Alex Bellos
read by Mark Ashby
British journalist recounts his travels around the globe to learn the ways various cultures throughout history explained mathematical concepts. Covers the 1600 B.C.E. origins of algebra in Egypt, Frenchmen Blaise Pascal and Pierre de Fermat’s seventeenth-century study of chance, and Japanese Maki Kaji’s creation of Sudoku in 1979. 2010.

The Genesis of Science: The Story of Greek Imagination
DB73166 9 hours 14 minutes
by Stephen Bertman
read by Mark Ashby
Classics professor explores the origins of science in the early civilizations of the ancient Greeks, Egyptians, and others. Credits the Greeks’ curiosity, rationalism, and pursuit of excellence for the development of the different branches of science, and discusses the ways these traits gave rise to the Western science mind-set. 2010.

Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100
DB73056 18 hours 40 minutes
by Michio Kaku
read by J.P. Linton
Physicist discusses research by more than three hundred scientists that is leading to breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, computers, nanotechnology, space travel, medicine, energy, and more. Predicts the impact these advances will have on day-to-day life during the twenty-first century. Bestseller. 2011.

A Grand Complication: The Race to Build the World’s Most Legendary Watch
DB76348 15 hours 27 minutes
by Stacy Perman
read by Kerry Dukin
Journalist explores the rivalry between financier Henry Graves Jr. and automobile magnate James Ward Packard to build and own the most remarkable watch in history. Graves and Packard spurred Swiss watchmaker Patek Phillipe to manufacture the Graves Supercomplication—the most complex mechanical watch ever created. Details early-twentieth-century watchmaking techniques. 2013.

Nuclear Roulette: The Truth about the Most Dangerous Energy Source on Earth
DB76596 12 hours 5 minutes
by Gar Smith
read by Peter Johnson
Environmental journalist analyzes reports on nuclear energy and its socio-economic impacts. Examines nuclear-power-related disasters, including the meltdowns at Three Mile Island in 1979, Chernobyl in 1986, and Japan’s Fukushima in 2011. Argues for reduced reliance on reactors and suggests renewable energy alternatives. 2012.

The Dream Machine: The Untold History of the Notorious V-22 Osprey
20 hours 1 minute
by Richard Whittle
read by Dennis Rooney
Relates the history of the V-22 Osprey—a U.S. Marine Corps aircraft devised to land like a helicopter and fly like an airplane. Describes technological and budgetary problems that arose during the vehicle’s development (1983–2008). Discusses deaths that occurred in test flights. Includes firsthand accounts from pilots and key players. 2010.

Social Sciences

Notes from No Man’s Land: American Essays
DB72586 5 hours 52 minutes
by Eula Biss
read by Mary Kane
Observations about racial identity and racism in twenty-first-century America based on the author’s experiences as she traveled the country. In “Land Mines” Biss reflects on her teaching stint in Harlem and on our educational system. Some strong language. National Book Critics Circle Award. 2009.

The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement
DB72914 16 hours 11 minutes
by David Brooks
read by John Haag
New York Times columnist and author of Bobos in Paradise (RC 51755) analyzes the lives of members of a hypothetical family to illustrate the role of the unconscious mind in shaping the way people eat, learn, work, and relate to others. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2011.

Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami
DB76416 6 hours 48 minutes
by Gretel Ehrlich
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Nature writer traveled to Japan to interview survivors of the March 11, 2011, earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown that destroyed the northeastern coast. Shares the stories of fishermen, rice farmers, monks, the elderly, and others who endured terror and tragedy while struggling to survive. 2013.

On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks
DB76297 14 hours 25 minutes
by Simon Garfield
read by Kerry Dukin
Theorizes that mapmaking is part of the human experience. Examines the sociological implications of cartography and explains the historical significance of maps. Speculates on the impact of new mapping technologies, such as GPS, GoogleMaps, and computer games. Foreword by Dava Sobel, author of Longitude (DB/RC 42442). Young adult appeal. 2013.

Escape from Camp Fourteen: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West
DB76532 6 hours 51 minutes
by Blaine Harden
read by Jon Huffman
Reporter covers the life of Shin Dong-hyuk, born in 1982 in a North Korean prison labor camp, and details his 2005 escape. Discloses the brutal conditions, including hunger and torture, the prisoners endured and discusses Shin’s difficulty adjusting to life as a defector. Violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2012.

Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History
DB72582 11 hours 21 minutes
by Yunte Huang
read by Robert Sams
Chinese-born English professor researches the fictional Chinese American investigator Charlie Chan and his real-life model, early-twentieth-century Honolulu detective Chang Apana. Explores the history of Hawaii, author Earl Derr Biggers’s creation of the Confucian sleuth, and racial attitudes in America. Some strong language. 2010.

What’s Wrong with My Kid? When Drugs or Alcohol Might Be a Problem and What to Do about It
12 hours 40 minutes
by George E. Leary
read by Patrick Downer
Leary, a social worker and father of a drug addict, provides a guide to help parents recognize the warning signs of substance abuse in their children. Discusses the biology of addiction, mental health issues, treatment plans, and parenting skills. 2012.

How Does Cell Phone Use Impact Teenagers?
DB76593 2 hours 46 minutes
by Patricia D. Netzley
read by Bill Hensel
Provides background on the controversy over teen cell-phone use. Details the dangers of texting while driving, the consequences and laws related to sexting, and the mental and emotional results of cell-phone addiction. Includes facts, resources, and additional reading. For junior and senior high readers. 2013.

Evolution’s Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People
DB73227 20 hours 0 minutes
by Joan Roughgarden
read by Kerry Dukin
Evolutionary biologist analyzes diversity in the gender and sexuality of animals and humans. Proposes a new theory called social selection and challenges Darwin’s sexual-selection theory. Reviews gender and sexuality across cultures, through history, and in Christian and Hebrew testaments. 2004.

Don’t Call Me Inspirational: A Disabled Feminist Talks Back
DB76740 7 hours 54 minutes
by Harilyn Rousso
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Fifty-two essays by the disability activist, who has cerebral palsy. Explores growing up in the 1950s, feminist politics, dating and other relationships, and coming to terms with the presentation of her condition. Strong language. 2013.

Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy
DB76745 13 hours 34 minutes
by David Sheff
read by Jeff Cummings
The author of Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey through His Son’s Addiction (DB 66107) discusses drug abuse in America. Uses case studies and research in medicine, neuroscience, and psychology to explore the causes and patterns of addiction and ways to treat it. Some strong language. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Sports and Recreation

Field of Screams: Haunted Tales from the Baseball Diamond, the Locker Room, and Beyond
DB73223 7 hours 54 minutes
by Mickey Bradley and
Dan Gordon
read by Mike Stefanelli
The authors continue their anecdotes about weird happenings in the world of baseball begun in Haunted Baseball (DB/RC 67877). In “New York’s New Jersey” a construction worker recalls burying Red Sox paraphernalia under the new Yankee stadium’s freshly poured concrete in 2007. 2010.

Earn the Right to Win: How Success in Any Field Starts with Superior Preparation
6 hours 4 minutes
by Tom Coughlin
read by Jason Culp
Super Bowl-winning coach of the New York Giants offers strategies for success using examples from his football career. Posits that structure, character, communication, and motivation—along with hard work—will lead to personal and professional achievement. Young adult appeal. 2013.

A Lion’s Tale
DB73213 12 hours 45 minutes
by Chris Jericho
read by Mike Stefanelli
Champion wrestler Jericho recalls growing up in Canada as the son of professional hockey player Ted Irvine. Describes his own rise to fame in the 1990s, working in Mexico, Germany, the United States, and Japan before he became a superstar in Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Entertainment. Strong language. 2007.

The Encyclopedia of Sports and Recreation for People with Visual Impairments
DB76499 9 hours 13 minutes
by Andrew Leibs
read by Jack Fox
Profiles thirty-six sports and recreational activities, from alpine skiing to yoga, that are adapted for individuals with low or no vision. Lists camps, products, and organizations and highlights athletes, coaches, and participants in a variety of programs. 2013.

I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness, to The Blind Side, and Beyond
DB73109 6 hours 12 minutes
by Michael Oher
read by Bob Moore
Professional football player and the subject of the book and the movie The Blind Side (DB/RC 63689) describes his childhood in Memphis and his climb out of homelessness. Offers suggestions to kids in poverty and suggests ways adults can reach children who need help. Bestseller. 2011.

Long Shot
DB76338 16 hours 54 minutes
by Mike Piazza
read by John Haag
Autobiography of all-star baseball catcher Piazza, who was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1988—thanks to family friend and Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda—and unexpectedly became the 1993 Rookie of the Year. Discusses his career, including trades to the Marlins and the Mets; fellow players; and controversies. Strong language. 2013.

Meat Eater: Adventures from the Life of an American Hunter
DB76557 7 hours 7 minutes
by Steven Rinella
read by Steven Carpenter
Journalist chronicles his relationship with nature from age three to adulthood, recounting specific hunting and fishing adventures, including a caribou hunt on the North Slope of the Brooks Range in Alaska. Discusses his attempt to make a living from trapping and provides serving suggestions for game meats. Some violence. 2012.

Beyond the Shadow of the Senators: The Untold Story of the Homestead Grays and the Integration of Baseball
DB72888 16 hours 41 minutes
by Brad Snyder
read by Alec Volz
Explores the cultural impact of the 1940 move of the Homestead Grays, a storied Negro League baseball team, from Pittsburgh to segregated Washington, D.C. Recounts how Grays owner Cum Posey rented—and filled—the Washington Senators’ stadium. Highlights the role of black journalist Sam Lacey in confronting racism. 2003.

Stage and Screen

Untied: A Memoir of Family, Fame, and Floundering
DB73022 9 hours 28 minutes
by Meredith Baxter
read by Anne Hancock
Actress known for roles in television’s Bridget Loves Bernie, Family, and Family Ties recounts her career and often painful past, including raising five children with her costar and abusive husband David Birney. Describes her late-in-life realization that she was gay and subsequent coming out. Some strong language. 2011.

The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend
DB76467 14 hours 39 minutes
by Glenn Frankel
read by Barry Bernson
Relates the 1836 abduction of nine-year-old Cynthia Ann Parker by Comanches and her 1860 rescue, which was the basis for Alan LeMay’s novel The Searchers (DB 69294) and the 1956 film of the same name directed by John Ford, starring John Wayne. Violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2013.

Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations
DB77054 9 hours 14 minutes
by Ava Gardner and
Peter Evans
read by William Hope
Legendary screen star’s alcohol-fueled, late-night conversations with British journalist, published thirteen years after her death, provide candid details about Gardner’s movies, career, marriages, and lovers and Hollywood highlife in the forties and fifties. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

I’m Over All That: And Other Confessions
DB73113 5 hours 44 minutes
by Shirley MacLaine
read by Laura Giannarelli
The seventy-six-year-old actress expounds upon things she is over, such as politics, going to funerals, and fear taught in the name of religion. She also comments on things she is not over, including having her hair colored, the thrill of live performing, and her love of Africa. Bestseller. 2011.

Unsinkable: A Memoir
DB76714 10 hours 10 minutes
by Debbie Reynolds and
Dorian Hannaway
read by Jill Ferris
Actress Reynolds continues her memoirs, begun in Debbie—My Life (DB 29097). Recounts her marriage to her third husband, real-estate developer Richard Hamlett, and subsequent bankruptcy and the travails of her bipolar daughter Carrie Fisher. Discusses movies she has made and actors she worked with during her long career. Bestseller. 2013.

Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
DB76840 5 hours 46 minutes
by Phil Robertson
read by Patrick Downer
Robertson, the patriarch on the A&E reality television show Duck Dynasty, discusses his rural upbringing in Louisiana, his business making duck calls, and his fourteen rules for living happy, happy, happy. Advocates country living, religious faith, and family values. Bestseller. 2013.

American Idol: The Untold Story
DB73006 12 hours 33 minutes
by Richard Rushfield
read by Guy Williams
Entertainment columnist traces the history of television singing competition American Idol from its genesis in Great Britain to its 2002 American debut and first nine seasons. Discusses producer Simon Fuller and original judges Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, and Paula Abdul. Describes the backstage drama and lawsuits. Some strong language. 2011.


The Land of Little Rain
DB73448 4 hours 18 minutes
by Mary Austin
read by Jill Ferris
Early environmentalist and author Mary Austin, portrayed in Mary Austin and the American West (DB/RC 72474), describes the landscape between the High Sierras and the Mojave Desert in this 1903 work about the flora, fauna, and people of the California desert. 1903.

The Missing of the Somme
DB76938 4 hours 7 minutes
by Geoff Dyer
read by Antony Ferguson
Novelist and essayist reflects on the processes of memory and ceremony. On a visit to Picardie, France, Dyer contemplates the Thiepval Memorial, which honors the more than seventy-two thousand British and South African soldiers killed in the Battle of the Somme during World War I. Commercial audiobook. 1994.

Here, There, Elsewhere: Stories from the Road
DB76639 11 hours 18 minutes
by William Least Heat-Moon
read by Bill Hensel
Author of Roads to Quoz (DB 68364) compiles fifty-six short works on his travels all over the world. In “Crossing Kansas” the native Missourian pokes fun at just-passing-through vacationers’ misconceptions about that state. “Into the Antipodes” relates a journey to New Zealand. 2013.

The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot
DB76645 11 hours 26 minutes
by Robert Macfarlane
read by Robin Sachs
Author of The Wild Places (DB 69068) recounts walking more than a thousand miles through England, Scotland, Spain, and other locales. Reflects on the ways people are shaped by the landscape and can connect with the past through nature. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Jungleland: A Mysterious Lost City, a WWII Spy, and a True Story of Deadly Adventure
DB76405 8 hours 26 minutes
by Christopher S. Stewart
read by John Polk
Journalist recounts his 2008 search for the lost city of Ciudad Blanca in Central America. Discusses studying the 1940 expedition journals of American spy Theodore Morde, who claimed to have found the city. Compares Morde’s journey with his own. Young adult appeal. 2013.

Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now—as Told by Those Who Love It, Hate It, Live It, Left It, and Long for It
DB76546 14 hours 2 minutes
by Craig Taylor
read by Jake Williams
Collection of eighty-three essays on life in and around London. Topics cover arriving in the city, seeing the sights, earning a living, and keeping the peace. Written by people from all walks of life, including a plumber, taxi driver, beekeeper, singer, and terrorist suspect. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2011.

U.S. History

Thirty-eight Nooses: Lincoln, Little Crow, and the Beginning of the Frontier’s End
DB76262 14 hours 11 minutes
by Scott W. Berg
read by Bill Burton
Chronicles the Dakota War of 1862, which began when Sioux Indians attacked settlers on the Minnesota frontier. Recounts President Lincoln’s orders to General John Pope to put down the insurrection and the hanging of thirty-eight warriors despite appeals by former hostage Sarah Wakefield and an Episcopal priest. Violence. 2012.

Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior
DB76344 10 hours 6 minutes
by Rorke Denver and
Ellis Henican
read by John Polk
Retired Lieutenant Commander Denver describes the training and attitude it takes to be a successful Navy SEAL. Discusses his missions in the Middle East and his later duty directing the SEAL’s training program. Relates his role in making the movie Act of Valor. Violence and strong language. 2013.

Giant in the Shadows: The Life of Robert T. Lincoln
DB76070 32 hours 1 minute
by Jason Emerson
read by Jake Williams
Biography of Robert T. Lincoln (1843–1926), the only son of Abraham Lincoln to reach adulthood. Discusses the political career of the Harvard-educated Chicago lawyer and businessman as a diplomat and U.S. secretary of war. Analyzes his relationship with his mother and covers the management of his father’s legacy. 2012.

A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War
DB76792 11 hours 46 minutes
by Thomas Fleming
read by William Hughes
Historian posits that longtime rivalries between the North and South, inflamed by radical abolitionists such as John Brown, led to the dissolution of the union. Discusses the history of slavery in the United States and why—unlike in other countries—efforts to end it peacefully failed. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

1861: The Civil War Awakening
DB73672 18 hours 58 minutes
by Adam Goodheart
read by Jonathan Davis
Cultural history of America in the year the Civil War began examines the lives and deeds of ordinary people and their responses to the challenges of a fractured nation. Discusses marching clubs, drill teams, fugitive slaves, and the surge of patriotism before the reality of war set in. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

Kennesaw Mountain: Sherman, Johnston, and the Atlanta Campaign
DB76795 10 hours 12 minutes
by Earl J. Hess
read by Joe Barrett
Chronicles the 1864 battle between Union major general William T. Sherman and Confederate general Joseph E. Johnston. Describes Sherman’s march to Atlanta; its obstruction by the Army of Tennessee’s heavily fortified position at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia; and the fierce fifteen-day fighting that ensued. Violence. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

With Malice toward None: A Life of Abraham Lincoln
DB72893 19 hours 19 minutes
by Stephen B. Oates
read by Lou Harpenau
Award-winning historian uses primary and secondary sources to illuminate the personal and professional life of Abraham Lincoln. Depicts Lincoln’s struggle to succeed in the legal and business fields, his disappointing early political career, and his wartime presidency. Discusses his depression and later estrangement from his wife. Some strong language. 1977.

Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution
DB76816 21 hours 52 minutes
by Nathaniel Philbrick
read by Jake Williams
Award-winning historian explores the grievances of the New England colonists who began the Revolutionary War in June 1775 when they took a stand against the British in Boston. Describes the events that led to the battle of Bunker Hill and profiles the individuals who were involved. Violence. Bestseller. 2013.

American Indians, American Presidents: A History
DB73133 7 hours 58 minutes
edited by Clifford E. Trafzer

read by Mark Ashby
Six scholars of Native American history (four with Indian ancestry) examine U.S. presidents’ ever-changing attitudes toward Native sovereignty—and tribal leaders’ steadfast defense of self-governance. Provides new perspectives, based on primary source materials, on relations from the presidency of George Washington to that of Barack Obama. 2009.

Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves
DB76693 13 hours 12 minutes
by Henry Wiencek
read by Karl Miller
Historian uses primary documents and archaeological research to illustrate Thomas Jefferson’s changing and contradictory views on slavery, from his early emancipationist beliefs to his later reliance on human commerce to keep Monticello running. Discusses Jefferson’s treatment of his slaves and the attitudes of his European and American contemporaries. 2012.


Miracle at Belleau Wood: The Birth of the Modern U.S. Marine Corps
DB72202 9 hours 59 minutes
by Alan Axelrod
read by Marni Penning
Military historian uses primary sources to recount the epoch month-long battle in June 1918 at Belleau Wood, a hunting preserve outside Paris. Describes the U.S. Marine Corps’ efforts to save the Allies from defeat by holding off, against great odds, the German army—who employed mustard gas. Violence. 2007.

Zumwalt: The Life and Times of Admiral Elmo Russell “Bud” Zumwalt Jr.
22 hours 51 minutes
by Larry Berman
read by Kerry Dukin
Biography of Admiral Elmo “Bud” Zumwalt Jr. (1920–2000) chronicles his career from his Annapolis Naval Academy education to his 1970–1974 tenure as U.S. Chief of Naval Operations. Highlights his integration of the service and modernization of the fleet. Discusses his son’s death from Agent Orange poisoning. 2012.

War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
DB76898 6 hours 3 minutes
by Chris Hedges
read by Mark Ashby
Drawing on personal experience and combat literature, award-winning journalist explores humans’ obsession with conflict. Demonstrates ways the “myth of war” conditions people to embrace the glory of battle in pursuit of a noble cause, then contrasts this myth with the reality of modern warfare. Some violence. 2002.

Engineers of Victory: The Problem Solvers Who Turned the Tide in the Second World War
DB76302 15 hours 58 minutes
by Paul Kennedy
read by Barry Bernson
Yale historian explores the ways that ingenuity and innovation helped the Allied forces change the course of World War II. Discusses the January 1943 Casablanca conference during which Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill outlined five military challenges and details the strategies and technologies used to meet them. 2013.

Union 1812: The Americans Who Fought the Second War of Independence
DB73200 15 hours 13 minutes
by A.J. Langguth
read by Roy Avers
In this sequel to Patriots: The Men Who Started the American Revolution (DB/RC 27404), the author details the events that shaped the young nation between George Washington’s return to Mount Vernon in 1783 and the Battle of New Orleans in 1815. Portrays the political and military leaders involved. 2006.

Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage
DB73165 18 hours 9 minutes
by Douglas Waller
read by Robert Sams
Biography of William J. Donovan (1883–1959), a World War I hero and attorney whom President Franklin Roosevelt tasked with forming a civilian intelligence agency in 1941. Describes spy operations of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II and the agency’s feud with the FBI. 2011.

Women’s Concerns

Vital Voices: The Power of Women Leading Change around the World
DB76489 8 hours 39 minutes
by Alyse Nelson
read by Kerry Dukin
Details the organization started in 1997 by First Lady Hillary Clinton and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Highlights its mission to promote the advancement of women leaders throughout the world. Profiles successful women such as Somalian peace advocate Asha Hagi Elmi and Cambodian women’s movement leader Mu Sochua. 2012.

World History

The Man Who Ate His Boots: The Tragic History of the Search for the Northwest Passage
DB73182 17 hours 57 minutes
by Anthony Brandt
read by Mark Ashby
Chronicles Great Britain’s quest for an arctic sea route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Covers expeditions from an 1818 trip to the late nineteenth-century search for John Franklin, an explorer who vanished in 1845. Discusses allegations that Franklin’s final journey ended in cannibalism. 2010.

Century of the Wind: Memory of Fire, Volume 3
DB73137 12 hours 48 minutes
by Eduardo Galeano
read by Mark Delgado
In the final installment of his Memory of Fire trilogy, Galeano concludes his exploration of Latin American history using folklore, poetry, letters, political analysis, and anecdotes of historical figures. Covers the Americas’ modern era from 1900 to 1986. Originally published in Spanish in 1986. Some violence. 1998.

Faces and Masks: Memory of Fire, Volume 2
DB73117 12 hours 3 minutes
by Eduardo Galeano
read by Mark Delgado
Galeano continues his exploration of Latin American history using folklore, poetry, letters, newspaper advertisements, political analysis, and anecdotes of historical figures. Covers North and South Americas’ colonial period from 1701 to 1900. Originally published in Spanish in 1986. Some violence. 1998.

India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation’s Remaking
DB73597 9 hours 40 minutes
by Anand Giridharadas
read by Mark Ashby
Journalist Giridharadas, a first-generation American, moves to his parents’ homeland of India in 2003 to work and record the societal changes wrought by the country’s economic boom. Details the cultural upheaval as younger Indians seek betterment and escape from restrictive traditions. 2011.

On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines—and Future
DB76528 11 hours 49 minutes
by Karen Elliott House
read by Kerry Dukin
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter examines the social, cultural, economic, and political factors of Saudi Arabia’s past, present, and future. Argues that Saudi citizens’ desire for change in the governing structure and squabbling among Al Saud family members may undermine the monarchy’s power. 2012.

From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia
DB76629 13 hours 11 minutes
by Pankaj Mishra
read by Peter Johnson
Author of Temptations of the West (DB 64007) examines the lives of thinkers and activists from different parts of Asia who influenced the continent’s revolt against Westernization. Includes profiles of India’s Mohandas Ghandi (1869–1948), China’s Sun Yat-sen (1866–1925), and Iran’s Jamal al-Din al-Afghani (1838–1897). 2012.

The Artist, the Philosopher, and the Warrior: The Intersecting Lives of da Vinci, Machiavelli, and Borgia and the World They Shaped
DB73265 14 hours 58 minutes
by Paul Strathern
read by Barry Bernson
Portrays three major figures of Renaissance Italy and explains the lasting influence of their interaction during a 1502 journey recorded by Machiavelli and da Vinci. Discusses the precariousness of life in that era of intrigue, fragile alliances, and religious politics. 2009.

The Sirius Mystery: New Scientific Evidence of Alien Contact Five Thousand Years Ago
DB72591 20 hours 22 minutes
by Robert Temple
read by Mark Ashby
The author presents his theory, first published in 1976, that Earth’s ancient civilizations were formed by aliens from the Sirius star system. In this updated edition Temple documents apparent attempts of American intelligence agencies to thwart the release of his hypothesis. 1998.

On the Eve: The Jews of Europe before the Second World War
DB76477 24 hours 12 minutes
by Bernard Wasserstein
read by Ken Kliban
Professor examines the diverse Jewish communities within 1930s European and Soviet society. Posits that cultural assimilation and other factors led to factionalism and internal disarray and left Jews ill-equipped to confront growing anti-Semitism. Violence. 2012.

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Books for Children

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Children’s Fiction


Agent Q; or, The Smell of Danger! A Pals in Peril Tale
4 hours 57 minutes
by M.T. Anderson
read by Guy Williams
Boy technonaut Jasper Dash and his friends Lily and Katie are trying to get home to New Jersey, but they can’t escape the fantastical state of Delaware. The Ministry of Silence has spies everywhere, and it wants to capture the trio. Sequel to Jasper Dash and the Flame-Pits of Delaware: A Pals in Peril Tale (DB72734). For grades 5-8. 2010.

The Bridge to Never Land
DB73661 10 hours 57 minutes
by Dave Barry and
Ridley Pearson
read by MacLeod Andrews
Fifteen-year-old Aidan Cooper and his older sister Sarah find a mysterious document in an antique desk that their father bought. The teens recognize the note’s references to books about Peter Pan—but are startled when they become part of a battle between good and evil. Sequel to Peter and the Sword of Mercy (DB70808). For grades 4-7. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

Doll Bones
DB76559 5 hours 20 minutes
by Holly Black
read by Joe Peck
Preteens Zach, Alice, and Poppy act out adventures with action figures and a china doll long after their classmates have stopped such play. But when Poppy is haunted by dreams about the eerie doll, the friends begin a real-life exploit. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2013.

The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket
DB76554 6 hours 14 minutes
by John Boyne
read by James Konicek
The Brocket family adores being dull and normal. But after the birth of their third child, Barnaby, they are horrified to discover that he defies the law of gravity and floats. One day his mother lets him loose—and then his adventures begin. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2012.

The Emperor of Nihon-Ja: Ranger’s Apprentice, Book 10
DB73367 14 hours 55 minutes
by John Flanagan
read by Erik Sandvold
Horace, a sword master in Araluen, travels to the land of Nihon-Ja to study the Senshi fighting technique. When Emperor Shigeru is dethroned, Horace—with the help of his Araluen friends—trains an inexperienced army, hoping to restore the emperor. This final battle concludes the series. For grades 5-8. 2010.

The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle
DB76796 11 hours 38 minutes
by Christopher Healy
read by Graham Halstead
The four princes charming—Liam, Frederic, Duncan, and Gustav, from The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom (DB75510)—band together once again to keep an object of great power from falling into the wrong hands. For grades 4-7. 2013.

Take Me to the River
DB73423 5 hours 17 minutes
by Will Hobbs
read by Erik Sandvold
Fourteen-year-old Dylan Sands from North Carolina joins his fifteen-year-old cousin Rio in Terlingua, Texas, for a ten-day raft and canoe trip down the Rio Grande River. They encounter a hurricane and a Mexican fugitive who has kidnapped a boy. For grades 5-8. 2011.

Itch: The Explosive Adventures of an Element Hunter
DB76351 10 hours 45 minutes
by Simon Mayo
read by Andy Pyle
Cornwall, England. Fourteen-year-old Itchingham “Itch” Lofte’s experiments get banished to his family’s garden shed after his latest phosphorus explosion blows off his eyebrows. Itch’s promises to be safe fall apart when a radioactive rock with an unidentified element ends up in his possession. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2012.

The Throne of Fire: The Kane Chronicles, Book 2
DB73386 12 hours 52 minutes
by Rick Riordan
read by various narrators
Carter and Sadie, offspring of the brilliant Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane, embark on a worldwide search for the Book of Ra. But the House of Life and the gods of chaos are determined to stop them. For grades 5-8 and older readers. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

The End of the World Club: The Jaguar Stones, Book 2
DB73357 11 hours 14 minutes
by Jon Voelkel and
Pamela Craik Voelkel
read by Guy Williams
With the end of the Maya calendar fast approaching, fourteen-year-old Max Murphy and his friend Lola race to outwit the twelve villainous Lords of Death. Max and Lola follow the trail of the conquistadors into a forgotten land steeped in legend and superstition. For grades 5-8. 2011.


The Adventures of a South Pole Pig
DB76665 4 hours 17 minutes
by Chris Kurtz
read by Guy Williams
Flora, the firstborn of a litter of piglets, loves to explore and dreams of grand adventures. When Luna the cat stops by the pen one day, Flora learns about an incredible world with sled dogs—and can’t wait to join them. For grades 3-6. 2013.

Guardians of Ga’Hoole: The Capture, The Journey, The Rescue, The Siege, The Shattering, The Burning, The Hatchling, The Outcast, The First Collier, The Coming of Hoole, To Be a King, The Golden Tree, The River of Wind, Exile, The War of the Ember
DB72810 74 hours 28 minutes
by Kathryn Lasky
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Adventures in an owl kingdom, where friends band together to battle danger and evil and heroism is valued. Complete series of fifteen books. For grades 3-6. 2003.


Where the Streets Had a Name
DB73291 6 hours 11 minutes
by Randa Abdel-Fattah
read by Jill Fox
Israel, 2004. In Bethlehem, Hayaat and her West Bank family live under curfews and travel restrictions. Hayaat’s beloved grandmother, Sitti Zeynab, believes that touching the soil from her ancestral home in Jerusalem will save her life. Hayaat becomes determined—despite grave dangers—to bring her grandmother that soil. For grades 5-8. 2008.

I, Emma Freke
DB73414 4 hours 30 minutes
by Elizabeth Atkinson
read by Mare Trevathan
Twelve-year-old Emma Freke is nearly six feet tall and definitely feels out of place with her mother’s short Italian relatives and her even-shorter classmates. Although she has never met her father, Emma receives an invitation to the Freke family reunion where surprises await. For grades 4-7. 2010.

A Time of Miracles
DB73252 4 hours 33 minutes
by Anne-Laure Bondoux
read by Alec Volz
1990s. Young Blaise Fortune (a.k.a. Koumaïl) and his guardian Gloria flee from the collapsing Soviet Union. They journey on foot toward France for several years, through refugee and gypsy camps. Supporting each other with the gift of stories, they fight off despair with hope. For grades 6-9 and older readers. Batchelder Award. 2010.

Nancy and Plum
DB73230 5 hours 47 minutes
by Betty MacDonald
read by Jill Fox
Two orphaned sisters, Nancy and Plum, are sent by an indifferent uncle to live at the cruel and greedy Mrs. Monday’s boarding home. There the girls do chores, almost starve, and are left alone for the holidays. Finally they decide to run away. For grades 3-6. 1952.

Little Bear and the Marco Polo
DB72883 0 hours 8 minutes
by Else Holmelund Minarik
read by Jill Fox
While helping clean the attic, Little Bear tries on his grandfather’s sea-captain cap and jacket. And even more special, Grandfather takes Little Bear to visit Grandfather’s ship, the Marco Polo. An I Can Read Book, Level 1. For grades K-3. 2010.

Bull Rider
DB73275 7 hours 18 minutes
by Suzanne Morgan Williams
read by Andy Pyle
Nevada. When nineteen-year-old marine and bull-riding champion Ben O’Mara returns from Iraq partially paralyzed from a brain injury, his fourteen-year-old skateboarder brother Cam takes on a fifteen-thousand-dollar bull-riding challenge to convince Ben that anything is possible. For grades 5-8. 2009.

Four Seasons
DB73364 7 hours 44 minutes
by Jane Breskin Zalben
read by Gabriella Cavallero
New York City. As a Julliard School student, Allegra “Ally” Katz’s life revolves around preparing for piano concerts and practicing four hours a day. During the year she turns thirteen, Ally wants to quit. But fear of her musician parents’ reaction prevents her from telling them. For grades 5-8. 2011.


Small Persons with Wings
DB73444 7 hours 41 minutes
by Ellen Booraem
read by Gabriella Cavallero
When Mellie Turpin’s parents inherit a run-down inn, they discover that it is infested with Parvi Pennati—small persons with wings who do not like being called fairies. The Turpins also inherit a magic moonstone ring that the Parvi want returned—but first the family must locate it. For grades 4-7. 2011.

Plain Kate
DB73439 7 hours 45 minutes
by Erin Bow
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Orphaned Plain Kate’s mismatched eyes and skillful wood carving cause rumors that she is a witch. Her problems multiply when she sells her shadow to a stranger with sinister intentions. It’s up to Kate, her talking cat, and a friend to stop him. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2010.

The Legend of the King: A Squire’s Tale, Book 10
DB72908 7 hours 27 minutes
by Gerald Morris
read by Brian Conn
Finally a true Knight of the Round Table, Sir Terence joins forces with Sir Dinadan, Sir Palomides, Sir Gaheris, and their associates to foil Mordred and his White Horsemen’s plot to end King Arthur’s rule of Great Britain. Conclusion to series. For grades 6-9. 2010.

Between the Lines
DB75100 8 hours 31 minutes
by Jodi Picoult and
Samantha van Leer
read by Nicola Daval
Sixteen-year-old Prince Oliver wants to break free of his fairy-tale existence. But he needs the help of fifteen-year-old loner Delilah, who is obsessed with Prince Oliver and the fantastical book in which he exists. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2012.

Fyre: Septimus Heap, Book 7
DB76503 13 hours 27 minutes
by Angie Sage
read by Kristin Allison
Fourteen-year-olds Septimus, Jenna, and Beetle must face their own grand destinies. Septimus prepares to harness his Magykal powers and abilities to destroy the last remnants of the Darke Domaine in this final adventure. For grades 4-7. 2013.


Come Fall
DB72849 4 hours 51 minutes
by A.C.E. Bauer
read by Jill Fox
New seventh-grader and foster kid Salman Page, with the help of a friendly crow, gradually makes friends with his school-designated buddy, eighth-grader Lu Zimmer, and her tag-along Blos Pease. Still the three deal with taunting classmates and meddling fairies Oberon, Titania, and Puck. For grades 5-8. 2010.

Angel in My Pocket
DB73410 8 hours 1 minute
by Ilene Cooper
read by Gabriella Cavallero
A coin embossed with an angel becomes a lucky talisman as it passes among four seventh-grade classmates at a Chicago school for the performing arts. Each student meets a supportive adult—an angelic helper—who encourages using one’s particular talent at a crucial time. For grades 5-8. 2010.

DB73743 4 hours 37 minutes
by Pat Schmatz
read by various narrators
After Travis and his grandpa move to a new town, Travis hides his inability to read. But with the help of classmate Velveeta, who is an unlikely new friend, and extraordinary teacher Mr. McQueen, Travis faces his fears. For grades 6-9 and older readers. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

Folk and Fairy Tales

A Pot o’ Gold: A Treasury of Irish Stories, Poetry, Folklore, and (of course) Blarney
DB72592 2 hours 40 minutes
selected by Kathleen Krull
read by Alexander Strain
Limericks, ballads, poetry by Joyce and Yeats, and retellings of legends about mermaids, fairies, and leprechauns. Selections from the cultural heritage of Ireland balance child-friendly material with original sources. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2004.

Once upon a Time: Traditional Latin American Tales/Había una Vez: Cuentos Tradicionales Latinoamericanos
DB71639 4 hours 0 minutes
by Rueben Martínez
read by various narrators
Seven classic folk tales for children from Spain and the Americas. Includes “The Tlacuache and the Coyote,” “Martina the Cockroach and Pérez the Mouse,” “The Flower of Lirolay,” and “Pedro Urdemales and the Giant.” Bilingual book in English and Spanish. For grades K-3. (Una colección bilingüe para niños con siete cuentos clásicos de España y las Américas. Incluye “El Tlacuache y el Coyote,” “La Cucarachita Martina y el Ratón Pérez,” “La Flor de Lirolay,” y “Pedro Urdemales y el Gigante.” Para grados K-3.) 2010.

Growing Up

Like Bug Juice on a Burger
DB76680 1 hours 27 minutes
by Julie Sternberg
read by Jennifer Hubbard
When Eleanor’s grandma Sadie surprises her with a sleep-away camp trip over the summer, Eleanor is excited. But her enthusiasm wanes when faced with strange food and an embarrassingly low-level swim class. Sequel to Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie (DB75193). For grades 2-4. 2013.

Ivy Takes Care
DB76668 2 hours 59 minutes
by Rosemary Wells
read by Emily Beresford
Nevada, 1949. When Ivy’s best friend Annie leaves town to go to summer camp, Ivy resolves to earn money to buy her a Tru-Friendship ring. She chooses to care for people’s pets and farm animals for a fee—and fun. For grades 3-6. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Historical Fiction

DB73388 8 hours 35 minutes
by Mary Finn
read by Ralph Lister
England, 1757. Fifteen-year-old Thomas Rose, clever but unschooled, helps French circus dancer Ling search for her missing horse Belladonna. They fear the worst when they encounter the painter George Stubbs, who euthanizes animals to study their anatomy. For grades 6-9 and older readers. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

Turtle in Paradise
DB72844 3 hours 31 minutes
by Jennifer L. Holm
read by Jill Fox
In 1935, when money is scarce during the Great Depression, ten-year-old Turtle goes to Key West, Florida, to live with relatives she has never met. Her adventures with her cousins involve a treasure map, a hurricane, and an ornery grandmother. For grades 4-7. Newbery Honor. 2010.

The Fences between Us: The Diary of Piper Davis
DB73175 6 hours 55 minutes
by Kirby Larson
read by Margaret Strom
Seattle. Piper Davis’s diary begins in November 1941 when her eighteen-year-old brother Hank joins the navy just before the United States declares war. Later she accompanies her father, the pastor for a Japanese Baptist Church, as he follows his congregants to an Idaho internment camp. For grades 4-7. 2010.


The Fourth Stall Trilogy
DB76692 24 hours 0 minutes
by Chris Rylander
read by Ray Childs
The trilogy includes The Fourth Stall, The Fourth Stall Part II, and The Fourth Stall Part III. Sixth-graders Mac and Vince operate a business in the boys’ bathroom, fourth stall, where they offer protection from bullies and solve problems for a small fee. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2011.


The Mistaken Masterpiece: The Red Blazer Girls, Book 3
DB73712 7 hours 32 minutes
by Michael D. Beil
read by Anne Hancock
New York City. Seventh-grader Sophie and her friends Margaret, Becca, and Leigh Ann—amateur sleuths who call themselves the Red Blazer Girls—embark on a case involving mistaken identities, switched paintings, and some priceless family heirlooms. For grades 5-8. 2011.

The Trouble with Chickens: A J.J. Tully Mystery
DB73264 1 hours 6 minutes
by Doreen Cronin
read by Andy Pyle
J.J. Tully spent seven years as a rescue dog before retiring to the country. One day he is lured into a trap by a mutt named Vince, who wears a cone around his head and has kidnapped two of the chicken Millicent’s babies. Short chapter book. For grades 2-4. 2011.

Footprints under the Window
3 hours 49 minutes
by Franklin W. Dixon
read by Brian Conn
Frank and Joe Hardy search for the mastermind behind the plot to steal a top-secret instrument needed by the space program. Since their father’s whereabouts are unknown, the young detectives pursue the case on their own. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 1933.

The Great Airport Mystery
DB72899 3 hours 28 minutes
by Franklin W. Dixon
read by Brian Conn
Frank and Joe Hardy help their detective father investigate the baffling disappearance of valuable electronics parts from a mining company’s cargo planes. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 1930.

Secrets in the Hills: A Josefina Mystery
DB73447 3 hours 20 minutes
by Kathleen Ernst
read by Gabriella Cavallero
New Mexico, 1826. Josefina has always heard tales about buried treasure and a ghostly weeping woman. But it takes the arrival of a mysterious stranger to make her think the stories might be true. For grades 3-6. 2006.

The Silent Stranger: A Kaya Mystery
DB72895 2 hours 20 minutes
by Janet Shaw
read by Carol Dines
1765. The arrival of a stranger from another tribe—a woman with burned hands who doesn’t speak—arouses the suspicion of Kaya’s Nez Perce village, but its tradition of kindness prevails. Only Kaya’s dog Tatlo gains the stranger’s trust. For grades 3-6. Children’s Choice Award. 2005.


Princess Posey and the Perfect Present: Princess Posey, Book 2
DB73434 0 hours 28 minutes
by Stephanie Greene
read by Anne Hancock
For first-grader Posey, every school day is great—until her teacher’s birthday. Before Posey can give Miss Lee a small bouquet of roses, her friend Nikki brings Miss Lee a big bunch of flowers. How will Posey show Miss Lee she likes her? For preschool-grade 2. 2011.

Saraswati’s Way
DB73250 3 hours 52 minutes
by Monika Schröder
read by Mike Stefanelli
India. Twelve-year-old Akash runs away from his village to New Delhi, where he hopes his gift for numbers will help him receive a better education. He relies on Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of knowledge, to guide him as he struggles to survive on the streets. For grades 4-7. 2010.

Science Fiction

The Water Wars
DB73240 5 hours 32 minutes
by Cameron Stracher
read by Erin Jones
After the great empires fall to drought and war, any drinkable water is precious. That makes teenaged Kai’s gift for locating underground water valuable. When Kai is kidnapped, his young friends Will and Vera set out to rescue him. For grades 6-9. 2011.

On the Blue Comet
DB73285 5 hours 36 minutes
by Rosemary Wells
read by Mike Stefanelli
When the Great Depression hits Cairo, Illinois, Oscar Ogilvie Jr. and his father lose their home. Mr. Ogilvie heads for California, leaving Oscar with dour Aunt Carmen. Oscar befriends a mysterious drifter and witnesses an amazing bank robbery that catapults him into a time-traveling train trip. For grades 5-8. 2010.


Center Field
DB73065 5 hours 51 minutes
by Robert Lipsyte
read by Bill Quinn
High school junior Mike Semak lives for baseball, but he is distracted by an ankle injury, two girls, a talented new player who wants Mike’s center-field position, problems at home, and a sneaking suspicion that something sinister is happening at school. For grades 6-9. 2010.

Game Changers: Play Makers
DB76625 4 hours 21 minutes
by Mike Lupica
read by Bruce Huntey
Now that football is over, Ben and Shawn, from Game Changers (DB76470), are looking forward to basketball season. But Chase, a new kid on the team, shows off on the court and makes it difficult for Ben and his crew to have fun. For grades 4-7. 2013.


P.K. Pinkerton and the Petrified Man
DB76514 7 hours 27 minutes
by Caroline Lawrence
read by Robert Sams
Following the adventures in The Case of the Deadly Desperados (DB75506), twelve-year-old P.K. Pinkerton operates a private-eye business out of Virginia City, Nevada. When Martha, a young maid, witnesses a murder, P.K. vows to keep her safe. Some violence. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2012.

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Children’s Nonfiction


The Sea Wolves: Living Wild in the Great Bear Rainforest
2 hours 24 minutes
by Ian McAllister and
Nicholas Read
read by Mike Stefanelli
Discusses the wolves of Canada’s Pacific Coast, who are smaller than their inland cousins and can swim and catch salmon. Explains their social behavior, seasonal habits, and coexistence with First Nations people. Companion to The Salmon Bears (DB71788). For grades 4-7. 2010.


Space, Stars, and the Beginning of Time: What the Hubble Telescope Saw
DB73167 2 hours 10 minutes
by Elaine Scott
read by Patrick Downer
Recounts discoveries about the universe—seeing a star being born, tracking a galaxy light-years away, verifying the existence of dark energy—made since 1990 by scientists using the Hubble telescope. Discusses the 2009 mission to update Hubble so it could continue probing the mysteries of the cosmos. For grades 4-7. 2011.


Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart
DB73290 4 hours 26 minutes
by Candace Fleming
read by Kerry Dukin
Biography of pilot Amelia Earhart offers an account of her attempt to circumnavigate the globe—a journey that ended when she disappeared over the Pacific Ocean in July 1937. Discusses Earhart’s adventurous nature, the difficulties of long-distance flight, and the lack of navigational equipment aboard her plane. For grades 4-7. 2011.


Meet Our New Student from Great Britain
DB73243 0 hours 43 minutes
by Tamra Orr
read by Theresa Conkin
Students explore the history of Great Britain because a new boy from the UK will be joining their class. Discusses the climate, resources, and traditions of Scotland, England, and Wales. Includes a recipe for Welsh rarebit and instructions for making a flag. For grades 3-6. 2009.

Frozen Secrets: Antarctica Revealed
DB72915 4 hours 16 minutes
by Sally M. Walker
read by Nona Pipes
Describes scientists’ investigations of the icy South Pole continent. Discusses the researchers’ methods of mapping the terrain, scuba diving, using underwater robots, retrieving fossils, and collecting ice core samples to analyze data about the Antarctic Ice Sheet. Highlights climate challenges and perils. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2010.

Meet Our New Student from Malaysia
DB73244 0 hours 55 minutes
by Ann Weil
read by Theresa Conkin
To welcome new student Kim Ling Tan, a class prepares reports on the tropical southeast Asian nation known since 1963 as Malaysia. Lessons cover the country’s history, land, natural resources, and different groups of people. Includes a recipe and craft. For grades 3-6. 2009.

Meet Our New Student from Tanzania
DB73245 0 hours 50 minutes
by Ann Weil
read by Theresa Conkin
A Vermont class studies Tanzania to welcome a new boy from that East African country. The students read about the geography and wildlife, people like the nomadic Maasai, and million-year-old footprints. Includes a recipe for ugali (cornmeal porridge) and instructions for making a beaded necklace. For grades 3-6. 2009.


Sky Sailors: True Stories of the Balloon Era
DB73261 3 hours 32 minutes
by David L. Bristow
read by Roy Avers
Discusses human flight before the invention of the airplane. Recounts the balloon-based travels of daring men and women from 1783 to the early 1900s, including two children who went up by accident. Describes the dangers posed by high winds, lightning, lack of oxygen, and extreme cold. For grades 4-7. 2010.

Nature and the Environment

Shopping Choices
DB76713 0 hours 40 minutes
by Helen Lanz
read by Guy Williams
Explains why the things that we buy, from clothes to electronic gadgets, create a lot of waste. Suggests different methods of recycling items we no longer want, such as donating them to thrift stores, and encourages buying recycled material goods. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2012.


Dinosaur Files: Prehistoric Oceans, Prehistoric Skies, Plant-Eating Dinosaurs, Meat-Eating Dinosaurs
DB73242 6 hours 4 minutes
by Dougal Dixon
read by Carol Dines
Provides facts about a variety of dinosaurs that lived in different environments, based on fossil discoveries and research. Describes each dinosaur’s anatomy, diet, and living conditions in the ocean, the sky, or on land. Discusses renowned fossil sites and technological advances in studying prehistoric remains. For grades 4-7. 2010.

Bones Never Lie: How Forensics Helps Solve History’s Mysteries
DB76500 4 hours 17 minutes
by Elizabeth MacLeod
read by Theresa Conkin
Explores the ways that modern science uncovered the truth behind the suspicious deaths of historical figures such as King Tut, Napoleon, and the Russian princess Anastasia. Includes glossary and a timeline of advances in forensics. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2013.

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Amor (Love)
DB76960 6 horas 19 minutos
por Isabel Allende
leído por Sara Espinoza
La escritora chilena compila selecciones de sus novelas que tratan con las diversas facetas del amor, incluyendo el primer amor, la pasión, los celos, la magia y la madurez. Lenguaje injurioso y descripciones de índole sexual. (Chilean author compiles selections from her novels that deal with the various facets of love, including first love, passion, jealousy, magic, and maturity. Strong language and descriptions of sex.) 2012.

La Receta de la Felicidad: Las Siete Claves de la Felicidad y la Iluminación (The Ultimate Happiness Prescription: Seven Keys to Joy and Enlightenment)
DB76959 3 horas 8 minutos
por Deepak Chopra
leído por Walter Krochmal
Médico y autor de superventas Deepak Chopra explora lo que él considera los secretos de la felicidad. Propone tomando conciencia del cuerpo, descubriendo la verdadera autoestima, desintoxicando la vida, dejando de tener la razón, concentrando en el presente, descubriendo el mundo dentro de nosotros, y viviendo para la iluminación. Traducido del Inglés. (Physician and bestselling author Deepak Chopra explores what he considers the secrets of happiness. Proposes becoming aware of the body, discovering true self-esteem, detoxifying one’s life, giving up being right, focusing on the present, seeing the world in oneself, and living for enlightenment.) 2010.

Los Kennedy: Un Drama Americano (The Kennedys: An American Drama)
DB76952 28 horas 31 minutos
por Peter Collier y
David Horowitz
leído por María Pino
Examina los logros, fracasos y tragedias de cuatro generaciones de la familia Kennedy, comenzando con la emigración de Patrick Kennedy de Irlanda en 1848. Explora la carrera controversial de Joseph P. Kennedy, la presidencia y asesinato de John F. Kennedy, y la muerte de JFK Jr. en un accidente de avión de 1999. Lenguage injurioso. (Examines the achievements, failures, and tragedies of four generations of the Kennedy clan, beginning with Patrick Kennedy’s emigration from Ireland in 1848. Details Joseph P. Kennedy’s controversial career, John F. Kennedy’s presidency and assassination, and JFK Jr.’s death in a 1999 plane crash. Some strong language.) 2011.

La Montaña Invisible (The Invisible Mountain)
DB70994 17 horas 21 minutos
por Carolina De Robertis
leído por Sara Espinoza
Tres generaciones de mujeres de la misma familia evolucionan con los cambios del siglo veinte en Uruguay. Pajarita, perdida como bebé en 1900, reaparece en circunstancias milagrosas; su hija, Eva, utiliza la poesía como un consuelo en la década de los 1940s; su nieta, Salomé, está atrapado en el fervor revolucionario a finales de la década de los años 1960s. Algunas descripciones de violencia, de lenguage injurioso, y de índole sexual. (Three generations of women living in Uruguay. A baby in 1900, Pajarita is lost and reappears under miraculous circumstances. Her daughter Eva finds solace in 1940s poetry. Pajarita’s granddaughter Salomé gets caught up in 1960s revolutionary fervor. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex.) 2010.

Notas de América (American Notes)
DB74996 15 horas 58 minutos
por Charles Dickens
leído por Alex Alburqueque
En este cuaderno de viaje, el reconocido novelista británico relata su viaje a los Estados Unidos en 1842 y ofrece observaciones sobre la sociedad norteamericana. Incluye la visita célebre de Dickens con Laura Bridgman en el Instituto Perkins y Asilo para Ciegos de Massachusetts. Traducido del inglés. (In this travelogue, the acclaimed British novelist chronicles his 1842 trip to the United States and offers observations about North American society. Includes Dickens’s celebrated visit with Laura Bridgman at the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts Asylum for the Blind.) 1842.

Más Allá del Arroz y las Habichuelas: La Guía Latino-Caribeña para Comer Sano con Diabetes/Beyond Rice and Beans: The Caribbean Latino Guide to Healthy Eating with Diabetes
DB67996 12 horas 39 minutos
por Lorena Drago
leído por varios narradores
Esta guía bilingüe de la Asociación Americana de la Diabetes presenta información sobre la nutrición, con listas de intercambio y planes de comidas para las personas con un interés en la cocina latina del Caribe. Contiene recetas que exploran los sabores singulares de la región. En inglés y español. (Bilingual guide by the American Diabetes Association. Presents nutritional information, exchange lists, and sample meal plans for preparing Latino cuisine from the Caribbean. In English and Spanish.) 2006.

La Voluntad y la Fortuna (Will and Fortune)

DB68998 16 horas 1 minuto
por Carlos Fuentes
leído por Gilberto Cabrera
En las aguas del Océano Pacífico, la cabeza cortada de Josué Nadal relata la historia de su vida. Josué y su amigo Jericó entraron en las esferas del comercio y la política en la Ciudad de México contemporánea y compartieron un vínculo inesperado. Algunas descripciones de violencia, de lenguage injurioso y de índole sexual. (The severed head of Josué Nadal relates his life story as it washes away in the Pacific Ocean. Josué and his friend Jericó enter commerce and politics in contemporary Mexico City and share an unexpected bond. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex.) 2008.

Modelos de Mujer (Models of Women)
DB72963 6 horas 11 minutos
por Almudena Grandes
leído por María Pino
Colección de siete relatos por la autora española escrito entre 1989 y 1995 sobre mujeres de edades y condiciones muy distintas. En “Los ojos rotos,” la joven Miguela está hipnotizada por la imagen en su espejo. En “Malena, una vida hervida,” la protagonista utiliza la dieta como un medio para hacerse más deseable. (Collection of seven stories about women written between 1989 and 1995. In “Los ojos rotos,” young Miguela is mesmerized by the image in a mirror. In “Malena, una vida hervida,” the protagonist is on a lifelong diet for love. Some strong language.) 2009.

Cuentos Breves para Ir y Venir (Stories for the Road)
DB72962 4 horas 38 minutos
compilado por Juantxu Herguera Casado y
Alfredo Blanco Solís
leído por María Pino
Quince cuentos breves escritos por reconocidos autores españoles y latinoamericanos que evocan viajes: en coche, camión, autobús, avión, barco, motocicleta, o bicicleta. Incluye obras de Benedetti, Cortázar, García Márquez, y Pérez Reverte. Lenguaje injurioso. (Fifteen short stories by Spanish and Latin American authors that evoke travel by car, truck, bus, airplane, boat, motorcycle, or bicycle. Includes works by Benedetti, Cortazár, García Márquez, Pérez-Reverte, and others. Some strong language.) 2010.

Los Hombres Que No Amaban a Las Mujeres, Millennium 1 (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
21 horas 51 minutos
por Stieg Larsson
leído por María Pino
Estocolmo. El octogenario rico Henrik Vanger contrata a un periodista caído en desgracia, Mikael Blomkvist, y la inteligente pero antisocial pirata informática Lisbeth Salander para investigar la desaparición de su sobrina-nieta adolescente hace cuarenta años. Descubren secretos dañinos sobre la familia—y de ellos mismos. Publicado originalmente en sueco. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones explícitas de índole sexual. (Stockholm. Wealthy octogenarian Henrik hires disgraced journalist Mikael and antisocial computer hacker Lisbeth to investigate the forty-year-old disappearance of his teenaged great-niece. Mikael and Lisbeth uncover damaging secrets about the family—and themselves. Originally published in Swedish. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2008.

Viviendo (Living)
DB76957 7 horas 44 minutos
por Adamari López
leído por María Pino
La actriz puertorriqueña quien alcanzó la fama como estrella en telenovelas narra su batalla con el cáncer de mama. López refleja como su vida anterior se derrumbó tras su diagnóstico y cómo perseveró a través de su amor a su madre y su hija. (Puerto Rican actress who achieved fame as a Spanish-language soap-opera star chronicles her battle with breast cancer. López reflects on the ways her life changed after the diagnosis and the strength she got from her love for her mother and child.) 2013.

Había una Vez: Cuentos Tradicionales Latinoamericanos/Once upon a Time: Traditional Latin American Tales
DB71639 4 horas 0 minutos
por Rueben Martínez
leído por varios narradores
Una colección bilingüe para niños con siete cuentos clásicos de España y las Américas. Incluye “El Tlacuache y el Coyote,” “La Cucarachita Martina y el Ratón Pérez,” “La Flor de Lirolay,” y “Pedro Urdemales y el Gigante.” Para grados K-3. (Seven classic folk tales for children from Spain and the Americas. Includes “The Tlacuache and the Coyote,” “Martina the Cockroach and Pérez the Mouse,” “The Flower of Lirolay,” and “Pedro Urdemales and the Giant.” Bilingual book in English and Spanish. For grades K-3.) 2010.

La Travesía de Enrique (Enrique’s Journey)
DB76963 11 horas 8 minutos
por Sonia Nazario
leído por María Pino
Periodista ganadora del premio Pulitzer expande sus artículos publicados en el periodico Los Angeles Times sobre inmigrantes que viajan desde América Central a los Estados Unidos. Sigue el viaje angustioso de Enrique, un joven hondureño de diecisiete años de edad, quien, sintiéndose abandonado, trató de reunirse con su madre, que había estado en Estados Unidos durante más de una década. Violencia. (Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist expands on her Los Angeles Times articles about immigrants to the United States from Central America. Follows seventeen-year-old Enrique’s harrowing journey from Honduras to rejoin his mother, who had been in America for more than a decade. Violence. ) 2006.

El Asedio (The Siege)
DB70987 27 horas 15 minutos
por Arturo Pérez-Reverte
leído por Tony Chiroldes
Cádiz, 1811. Comisario Rogelio Tizón Peñasco investiga una serie de asesinatos durante el asedio del puerto español por tropas imperiales de Francia. Una heredera, un corsario, un guerrillero, y un taxidermista son parte de un misterio. Violencia. (Cádiz, 1811. Police inspector Rogelio Tizón Peñasco investigates a series of murders during the siege of the Spanish port by the French troops. An heiress, a French corsair, a guerilla fighter, and a taxidermist each play a part in the mystery. Violence.) 2010.

El Prisionero del Cielo (The Prisoner of Heaven)
10 horas 3 minutos
por Carlos Ruiz Zafón
leído por Alex Alburqueque
Barcelona, 1957. Un hombre misterioso visita la librería de Sempere y Hijos interesado en comprar un volumen raro. Cuestionado los motivos del hombre, Daniel Sempere comienza a destapar secretos del pasado oscuro de la España moderna. Acompaña El Juego del ángel (DB74967) y La Sombra del Viento (DB 67999). Algunas descripciones de violencia y de lenguaje injurioso. (Barcelona, 1957. A stranger visits Sempere and Sons bookshop and buys a rare volume. Delving into the man’s motives, Daniel Sempere uncovers secrets of Spain’s dark past. Companion to El Juego del ángel (DB74967) and La Sombra del Viento (DB 67999). Some violence and some strong language. ) 2011.

El Viaje del Elefante (The Elephant’s Journey)
DB70984 7 horas 0 minutos
por José Saramago
leído por Maria Pino
Lisboa, 1551. El rey Juan III de Portugal decide regalar a su primo, el archiduque Maximiliano de Austria, un regalo de boda inusual: un elefante asiático llamado Salomón. Junto con el cornaca, Subhro, la caravana real hace su camino a través de Europa, sobre los Alpes, hasta Viena. Una novela basada en hechos reales. Publicado originalmente en portugués por el ganador del Premio Nobel. (Lisbon, 1551. Portuguese King João III sends his cousin Archduke Maximilian of Austria an unusual wedding present: an elephant named Solomon. Solomon, his caretaker Subhro, and the royal caravan travel across Europe, over the Alps, to Vienna. Originally published in Portuguese by the Nobel Prize-winning author.) 2009.

Romeo y Julieta (Romeo and Juliet)
DB70985 4 horas 5 minutos
por William Shakespeare
leído por Maria Pino
Tragedia romántica del siglo dieciséis de dos adolescentes de familias rivales que se enamoran. Una pena de exilio y una inminente arregló de matrimonio fuerza a los dos a huir. Un fraile sugiere un ardid para llevar a cabo su unión, pero una falta de comunicación tiene consecuencias no deseadas para la pareja. Traducido del Inglés. (Classic sixteenth-century romantic tragedy about Romeo and Juliet, two teenagers from rival families who fall in love. Romeo’s sentence of exile and Juliet’s impending arranged marriage separate the couple. A friar suggests a ruse to accomplish their union, but a miscommunication has dire consequences. Translated from English.) 2007.

Mi Mundo Adorado (My Beloved World)
DB76955 13 horas 52 minutos
por Sonia Sotomayor
leído por Adriana Sananes
Memoria de la primera jueza de origen hispano en la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos, Sonia Sotomayor (nacido en 1954). Sotomayor recuerda sus años de crecimiento con su familia en Puerto Rico y en el Bronx y de ser diagnosticado con diabetes juvenil. Relata su vida familiar, su educación en Princeton y Yale, y su carrera hasta convertirse en un juez federal en 1992. Traducido del Inglés por Eva Ibarzábal. (Memoir of United States Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor (born 1954). Recalls growing up with her Puerto Rican family in the Bronx and being diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. Discusses her family life, education at Princeton and Yale, and becoming a district court judge in 1992.) 2013.

Oscura: La Trilogía de La Oscuridad, Libro 2 (Fall: The Strain Trilogy, Book 2)
DB72955 14 horas 11 minutos
por Guillermo del Toro y
Chuck Hogan
leído por Bill Blechingberg
En esta continuación de Nocturna (DB 67997), Dr. Eph GoodWeather, un oficial deshonrado del Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades, lucha para contener el virus de vampiros que se ha apoderado de Nueva York—y para proteger a su hijo de su ex esposa, que ha sido infectada. Mientras tanto, la guerra se desarrolla entre los vampiros del Antiguo y Nuevo Mundo. Violencia y lenguaje injurioso. (In this sequel to Nocturna (DB 67997), disgraced CDC doctor Eph Goodweather struggles to contain the vampire virus that has taken over New York and protect his son from his infected ex-wife. Meanwhile, war develops between the Old and New World vampires. Violence and strong language.) 2010.

La Ciudad y los Perros (The Time of the Hero)
DB70961 15 horas 59 minutos
por Mario Vargas Llosa
leído por Paul Gamache
Lima, Peru. En el Colegio Militar Leoncio Prado, Jaguar, Gamboa, Cava, el Poeta, y el Esclavo son algunos de los cadetes que se adaptan a una realidad violenta. Cuando una tragedia ocurre, diferentes aspectos de la lealtad, la fraternidad, y la crueldad humana se revelan. Lenguaje injurioso, descripciones de violencia, y de índole sexual. (Lima, Peru. Jaguar, Gamboa, Cava, Poeta, Esclavo, and other cadets adapt to the violent surroundings at the Leoncio Prado Military Academy. A tragedy reveals different aspects of loyalty, fraternity, and human cruelty. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex.) 1962.

Bartleby y Compañía (Bartleby and Company)
DB72952 5 horas 54 minutos
por Enrique Vila-Matas
leído por Juan Carlos Rueda
Un novelista ficticio inicia un diario explorando Bartleby y Compañía “literatura del No”—escritores que han escrito de forma selectiva o han abandonado por completo la literatura. Rastreando autores de la literatura universal (como Rimbaud, Kafka, Salinger) contempla lo que el silencio de autores podría decir sobre la naturaleza de la escritura. (A fictional novelist starts a diary exploring Bartleby and Company’s “literature of the No”—writers who have either written selectively or have abandoned their craft altogether. While tracking writers such as Rimbaud, Kafka, and Salinger, he speculates what these authorial silences say about the nature of writing itself.) 2000.

La Otra Historia de los Estados Unidos: Desde 1492 hasta Hoy (A People’s History of the United States: 1492 to Present)
DB76953 25 horas 38 minutos
por Howard Zinn
leído por Jorge Pupo
Presenta una visión alternativa de la historia de los Estados Unidos mediante una exploración de los acontecimientos seminales y las facetas olvidadas de la experiencia americana desde la perspectiva de los pueblos indígenas, los esclavos, los inmigrantes, y las personas de la clase obrera. Publicado por primera vez en 1980, esta edición ampliada cubre la presidencia de Clinton y la elección impugnada de 2000. Algunas descripciones de violencia. (Presents an alternative view of U.S. history by exploring the American experience from the perspective of indigenous tribes, slaves, immigrants, and working-class people. First published in 1980, expanded edition includes the Clinton presidency and the contested election of 2000. Some violence. ) 2011.

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