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Talking Book Topics May-June 2014

May–June 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.

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

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In Brief

Order forms to return to numerical order

By subscriber request, beginning with this issue order forms for Braille Book Review and Talking Book Topics will no longer list books in the same subject-based alphabetical order used by the annotations. Instead, order forms will list books numerically by DB or BR number within the broad categories of Adult Fiction, Adult Nonfiction, Children’s Fiction, Children’s Nonfiction, and Foreign-Language. Subscribers have indicated that it is easier to find their selections when the books are listed numerically than when they are listed in the order in which they appear in the publication.


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 are not part of the NLS program and their listings do not imply endorsement.

Accessible museum tours in New York City

The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City offers accessible tours that incorporate both verbal description and the opportunity to touch objects in the museum’s collection. Science Sense tours at the AMNH are free with museum admission and take place about once each month. Upcoming tour topics include Mexico and Central America on July 16 and seasons and the weather on August 16. Advance registration is required. For more information e-mail [email protected]  or call (212) 313-7565.

Disney theme parks add accessibility features

Disney theme parks in the United States have installed braille maps, added signs designating service animal relief areas, and begun providing crates where visitors may leave service animals while riding attractions where dogs are not permitted. Sixteen Walt Disney World restaurants also now offer braille menus. These services are a response to a 2013 class-action settlement requiring Disney to meet the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act. For details about accommodations contact Disney World at (407) 827-7935 or Disneyland at (714) 781-7290.

Books for Adults

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

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

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

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

Adult Fiction


The Barbed Crown: An Ethan Gage Adventure
DB77276 9 hours 53 minutes
by William Dietrich
read by Jack Fox
1804. Following the events in The Emerald Storm (DB 75657), American spy Ethan Gage leaves Haiti for France to try to sabotage Napoleons coronation and then thwart the invasion of England. But at the Battle of Trafalgar, Ethan is accused of espionage. 2013.

Honorable Mention: The Continuing Exploits of Lt. Peter Wake, United States Navy
DB73919 11 hours 20 minutes
by Robert N. Macomber
read by Ray Foushee
Key West, 1864. Lieutenant Peter Wake commands an ocean steam tug, the U.S.S. Hunt, chasing Confederate blockade runners. After Lee surrenders, Wake is sent to Havana, Cuba, to persuade a rebel ship to give up. Sequel to Point of Honor (DB 73897). Some violence and some strong language. 2004.

Conquest: A Kydd Sea Adventure
DB74664 12 hours 53 minutes
by Julian Stockwin
read by Erik Sandvold
1805. After the Battle of Trafalgar in Victory (DB 72748), British ship commander Thomas Kydd joins the expedition to capture Dutch-held Cape Town. When the Dutch unexpectedly surrender, Kydd suspects a plot is brewing. Violence. 2011.

Blindness and Physical Handicaps

DB77561 8 hours 50 minutes
by Alice McDermott
read by Jill Ferris
Marie Commeford, a woman with compromised eyesight, reflects back on her life in Brooklyn. The personalities of her fellow first- and second-generation Irish American neighbors color her world before and after World War II. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2013.


Eves Daughters
DB77313 19 hours 45 minutes
by Lynn Austin
read by Mitzi Friedlander
1980. Eighty-year-old Emma reminisces about the lives and choices that she, her mother, and her daughter have made as her granddaughter Suzanne prepares for a divorce. After discovering Emmas family secret, Suzanne opens her heart to Gods love and reconsiders her marriage. 1999.

Say Amen, Again
DB74195 6 hours 18 minutes
by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
read by Erin Jones
Ministers wife Rachel, from Everybody Say Amen (DB/RC 66378), is pregnant. But her husband Lesters onetime mistress Mary has announced to the congregation that she, too, is with child. Rachel struggles with her emotions but knows that God wants her to forgiveespecially after a tragedy occurs. 2011.

The Love Children
DB71868 11 hours 20 minutes
by Marilyn French
read by Nicola Daval
The final novel by the author of The Women’s Room (RC 11124). After growing up in 1960s Cambridge, Massachusetts, Jess Leighton experiments with drugs and sex, leaves college, and joins a commune on her way to a calmer adulthood. Some strong language. 2009.

DB77755 7 hours 12 minutes
by Amity Gaige
read by Will Collyer
To attend summer camp as a boy, East German immigrant Erik Schroder develops a new persona: all-American Eric Kennedy. As an adult still maintaining that false identity, he recountsfrom prisonthe choices that led to his decision to kidnap his daughter from his ex-wife. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Nine Days
DB77428 7 hours 45 minutes
by Toni Jordan
read by various narrators
Melbourne, Australia; 1939. Fourteen-year-old Kip Westaway comes into possession of a lucky shilling. Over the next seventy years, eight other family members will also have a transformative day with the coin. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

Already Home
DB73941 9 hours 13 minutes
by Susan Mallery
read by Kristin Allison
Recently divorced chef Jenna Stevens leaves L.A. and returns to her hometown of Georgetown, Texas, where she opens a culinary store. When an aging hippie couple turns up claiming to be her birth parents, Jenna looks to her assistant Violet and her family for guidance. 2011.

Come Sunday
DB74351 11 hours 36 minutes
by Isla Morley
read by Erin Jones
South African native Abbes life in Honolulu is upended when her three-year-old daughter dies accidently. Turning away from God and her husband, a minister, Abbe returns home to sell her grandmothers farm, where she uncovers family secretsand finds herself in danger. 2009.

Francescas Kitchen
DB77634 9 hours 36 minutes
by Peter Pezzelli
read by Mary Kane
Missing her grandchildren, widow Francesca Campanile agrees to babysit for single mother Loretta Simmons. Lorettas elementary-aged children Will and Penny appreciate Francescas home cooking and attention. Meanwhile, Francescas son Joey returns home and becomes acquainted with Loretta. 2006.

This Beautiful Life
DB74455 5 hours 55 minutes
by Helen Schulman
read by Michael Scherer
After relocating from Ithaca to Manhattan, the Bergamots place their fifteen-year-old son Jake and six-year-old adopted daughter Coco in private schools. Their household implodes when a middle-school girl sends Jake her sex video and he unintentionally makes it go viral. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

The Innocents
DB77527 8 hours 57 minutes
by Francesca Segal
read by Kristin Allison
London. Adam Newman is engaged to his longtime girlfriend Rachel Gilbert and works at her fathers firm. When Rachels cousin Ellie returns from New York, Adam is drawn to her and her scandalous reputation. But Adams tight-knit Jewish community impedes his infatuation. Some strong language. 2012.

The Promise of Stardust
DB77319 13 hours 13 minutes
by Priscille Sibley
read by Jordan Leigh
Pregnant former astronaut Elle Beaulieu has an accident that leaves her brain dead. Her neurosurgeon husband Matt wants to keep her alive until the baby is born. But that conflicts with some family members wishes and Elles medical directive, so he ends up in court. Some strong language. 2013.

DB77754 9 hours 41 minutes
by Lauraine Snelling
read by Susan Denaker
Keira Johnston, a Christian woman with two grown sons, belatedly discovers that she was born out of wedlock and adopted by a man not her biological fatherfacts kept hidden by her late mother. Meanwhile, Keiras beloved seventeen-year-old niece Kirsten reveals she is pregnant. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Taste of Salt
DB74498 6 hours 34 minutes
by Martha Southgate
read by Eva Wilhelm
Thirty-six-year-old marine biologist Josie Henderson is trying to forget her childhood with an alcoholic dad. But when her brother comes out of rehab, Josiean African American with a white husbandis forced to confront her emotions about marriage, race, and addiction. Strong language. 2011.

The Beginners Goodbye
DB74490 5 hours 42 minutes
by Anne Tyler
read by Frank Coffee
Thirty-six-year-old widower Aaron Woolcott frequently sees the ghost of his wife Dorothy, who was killed in an accident that nearly destroyed their house. Aaron, who is physically handicapped, moves in with his overbearing sister and learns to say goodbye to the past and open himself up to happiness. Bestseller. 2012.

Man Alive!
DB77667 12 hours 43 minutes
by Mary Kay Zuravleff
read by Erik Sandvold
2008. While feeding a parking meter at the beach, psychiatric pediatrician Owen Lerner is struck by lightning. Owen develops the symptoms he treats in children, including ADD and PTSD, and can only focus on barbecuing. Meanwhile, his family falls apart. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2013.


DB77409 17 hours 32 minutes
by Toby Barlow
read by Andy Pyle
Espionage, literature, and witchcraft collide in 1959 Paris. Will is being driven out of his job at an ad agency-cum-CIA front, ageless Zoya kills her lover to keep a secret, and magazine editor Oliver searches for a stash of guns. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Daemon Prism: A Novel of the Collegia Magica
DB74591 18 hours 41 minutes
by Carol Berg
read by Mark Ashby
Necromancer Dante, blinded by an enemys vengeance, plans to spend his time tutoring Anne de Vernase, from The Soul Mirror (DB 73981). But when his student abandons him, an unexpected letter from his family presents Dante with a dangerous new puzzle to solve. Some violence. 2012.

The Soul Mirror: A Novel of the Collegia Magica
DB73981 19 hours 34 minutes
by Carol Berg
read by Annie Wauters
When Anne de Vernase learns that her talented sister, a student in magic, died in an accident, she is convinced foul play was involved. Then Portier arrives to inform her of other disturbing news, and Anne wonders whom to trust. Sequel to The Spirit Lens (DB 71011). Some violence. 2011.

Witch Wraith: The Dark Legacy of Shannara
DB77163 14 hours 10 minutes
by Terry Brooks
read by Mary Kane
The Forbidding still threatens the Four Lands after the events of Bloodfire Quest (DB 76331). Railing Ohmsford searches for his ancestor Grianne, hoping she can help him free his imprisoned brother Redden. Some violence. 2013.

DB74465 7 hours 58 minutes
by Leah Cypess
read by Eva Wilhelm
Darri reluctantly agrees to wed prince Kestin of Ghostland to release her sister Callie from her betrothal contract. But her plans go astray when Darri realizes Callie has changedand learns that prince Kestin is a ghost. Companion to Mistwood (DB 72039). For senior high readers. 2011.

The Crippled God: The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 10
DB73642 45 hours 39 minutes
by Steven Erikson
read by John Haag
The Forkrul Assail seeks to annihilate humanity. Meanwhile, a mass of refugees stands on the First Shore of the realm of Kurald Galain and three Elder Gods work to free a powerful dragon. Sequel to Dust of Dreams (DB 70858). Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2011.

DB74419 9 hours 25 minutes
by Alex Flinn
read by Kristin Allison
Kendra, from Beastly (DB 71582), flashes back and recounts her transformation into a witch during the plague of 1666. Over the centuries she selects a few souls to help, including her nerdy classmate Emma.Some violence and some strong language. For senior high readers. 2012.

The City
DB77277 20 hours 51 minutes
by Stella Gemmell
read by Gregory Gorton
The residents of the City are tiring of the constant war championed by their seemingly immortal emperor. One of the Citys celebrated generals, Shuskara, may be able to oppose himbut he is in hiding and long thought dead. Violence. 2013.

The Third Kingdom
DB77433 15 hours 14 minutes
by Terry Goodkind
read by Gary Tipton
After the events of The Omen Machine (DB 74191), Richard awakens in the custody of two men arguing over the right to eat him, his wife Kahlan, and his soul. After Richard escapes with the still-unconscious Kahlan, he must find a way to cure her. Violence. 2013.

The Magician King
DB73928 16 hours 19 minutes
by Lev Grossman
read by Colleen Delany
Quentin, from The Magicians (DB 69579), becomes bored with his cushy life in Fillory and searches for adventure. But somehow he and his friend Julia end up back on Earth and have to search for a way back to Fillory. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2011.

Unearthly Trilogy
DB76684 31 hours 44 minutes
by Cynthia Hand
read by Erin Jones
Trilogy includes Unearthly, Hallowed, and Boundless. In Unearthly sixteen-year-old Clara Gardner has grown up hiding her part-angel heritage from the world. When she starts having powerful visions of a boy far away, her family moves to help her find him. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2011.

Hunted: The Iron Druid Chronicles
DB77273 13 hours 35 minutes
by Kevin Hearne
read by Andy Pyle
Europe. Atticus and Granuaile are on the run after the events of Tricked (DB 76356). Their only refuge from the goddesses Diana and Artemis lies in Tír na nÓg. Meanwhile, Loki is also on the loose. Includes novella Two Ravens and One Crow. Violence and strong language. 2013.

Blood of the Emperor: The Annals of Drakis, Book 3
DB77593 10 hours 31 minutes
by Tracy Hickman
read by Phil Gigante
After the events of Citadels of the Lost (DB 77592), Drakis and his fellow rebels return home to the Rhonas Empire. Revenge drives Drakiss fight to bring down the elven ruler, who Drakis believes has ruined his future. Some violence. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Citadels of the Lost: The Annals of Drakis, Book 2
DB77592 12 hours 23 minutes
by Tracy Hickman
read by Phil Gigante
Escaped slave Drakis, from Song of the Dragon (DB 71562), leads his followers north in search of safety. But former inquisitor Soen, who hopes to regain his position by capturing Drakis, tracks their path. Some violence. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

Of Beast and Beauty
DB77132 11 hours 15 minutes
by Stacey Jay
read by Jill Fox
In the domed city of Yuan, the Smooth Skins live in fear of the desert Monstrous outside the citys magical walls. Gem, a wounded Monstrous man, falls into the care of Yuans princesswho realizes that all may not be what it seems. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Shades of Milk and Honey
DB74358 7 hours 13 minutes
by Mary Robinette Kowal
read by Erin Jones
With a nod to Jane Austen, this fantasy tale features the beautiful young Melody Ellsworth and her older sister Jane, a master of the womanly art of glamour. When Melody pursues a disastrous romance, Jane must use all of her magical skills to save the familys honor. 2010.

DB77133 13 hours 29 minutes
by Susan Krinard
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Mist wants to live a normal life in San Francisco with her boyfriend, despite her past as one of the legendary Valkyrie. But Ragnarok is comingand the boyfriend she thought was human is really the trickster god Loki. Violence and some strong language. 2013.

Billy Moon
DB77475 7 hours 40 minutes
by Douglas Lain
read by James Konicek
Middle-aged British dad and bookseller Christopher Robin Milne still struggles to shed the baggage that comes with being the fictionalized pal of Winnie-the-Pooh in his fathers beloved childrens stories. Then a young French revolutionary invites Christopher to Paris to witness the 1968 student riots. Some violence. 2013.

The Endless Knot: Song of Albion, Book 3
DB75714 16 hours 41 minutes
by Stephen R. Lawhead
read by J.P. Linton
Lewis, as Llew Silver Hand, has been crowned king of Albion. But the night of his wedding, his bride is kidnapped. He must venture into the Foul Land, where an enemy from his past awaits, to rescue her. Violence. 1993.

The Paradise War: Song of Albion, Book 1
DB75712 17 hours 40 minutes
by Stephen R. Lawhead
read by J.P. Linton
Graduate student Lewis Gilliess roommate Simon Rawnson drags them up to Scotland from Oxford in search of a purportedly extinct ox. While there, Simon disappears. When Lewis goes to search for him, he discovers Albion, a land of myth and magic from Celtic legend. Violence. 1991.

The Silver Hand: Song of Albion, Book 2
DB75713 16 hours 36 minutes
by Stephen R. Lawhead
read by J.P. Linton
Lewis, from The Paradise War (DB 75712), believes Albion will suffer unless he and Simon leave for their own world. But Simon wants to stayand Lewis is named King Meldryns successor. When a coup occurs and Lewis is banished, he must fight to return. Violence. 1992.

Long Live the Queen
DB77645 10 hours 21 minutes
by Kate Locke
read by Moira Quirk
After the events of The Queen Is Dead (DB 77393), Xandra Vardan meets with Queen Victoria, a vampire. Victoria wants assurance that Xandra and her forces will support the vampires against a human insurrection, but Xandra is more worried about a teenaged girl turned into a killing machine. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Antiagon Fire: Imager Portfolio, Book 7
DB77044 16 hours 35 minutes
by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
read by Michael Scherer
After the events of Imager’s Battalion (DB 76558), Quaeryt is promoted to commander and goes on a diplomatic mission. Traveling with a pregnant Vaelora into hostile territory, he faces opposition on all sides. Some violence. 2013.

Kings of the North
DB73725 21 hours 43 minutes
by Elizabeth Moon
read by Dan Bloom
Peace returns to the kingdoms of Tsaia and Lyonya, but problems continue to beset the two new kings. Mikeli of Tsaia is threatened by the evil Verrakaien magelords, while Kieri Phelan needs to marry and produce an heir. Sequel to Oath of Fealty (DB 70620). Some violence. 2011.

DB73846 46 hours 27 minutes
by Haruki Murakami
read by various narrators
Tokyo, 1984. Aomame enters a parallel world with two moons. Her friend Tengo ghostwrites a novella about this world that Aomame calls 1Q84where the Q stands for a question mark. Originally published in Japanese in 2009 and 2010. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

Blood of Tyrants
DB77473 17 hours 57 minutes
by Naomi Novik
read by Erik Sandvold
After the events in Crucible of Gold (DB 77322), dragon handler Will Laurence is shipwrecked on the coast of Japan and suffering from amnesia. While recovering, Laurence becomes entangled in local politics, threatening Englands standing with Japan. Elsewhere, France turns on its former ally Russia. Some violence. 2013.

Fated and Echo
DB77663 19 hours 17 minutes
by Alyson Noël
read by Kristin Allison
In Fated bizarre events lead sixteen-year-old Daire to go live with her grandmother Paloma. Paloma prepares Daire to be a Soul Seekerone who navigates the worlds between the living and dead. In Echo both Daires training and her romantic relationship with Dace intensify. For senior high and older readers. 2012.

DB77224 16 hours 8 minutes
by Ken Scholes
read by Gary Tipton
After the events of Antiphon (DB 72256), Jin Li Tam plays a dangerous game. She embarks on a secret mission to kill the Crimson Queen, leaving her husband Rudolfo with no knowledge of her plans. Elsewhere, her father Vlad reappears. But the mechanical Isaak is nowhere to be found. 2013.

Walking in the Midst of Fire: A Remy Chandler Novel
DB77412 13 hours 25 minutes
by Thomas E. Sniegoski
read by Erik Sandvold
After the events of In the House of the Wicked (DB 75424), PI Remy Chandler has almost fully reconciled his human and angelic halves. When one of heavens greatest warriors is killed, Remy investigates to prevent a war between heaven and hell. Violence and strong language. 2013.


Ladies Night
DB76932 19 hours 27 minutes
by Mary Kay Andrews
read by Madelyn Buzzard
When star blogger Grace Stanton finds her husband cheating, she drives his car into the family poolwhich leads to her attending court-mandated group therapy. But the group decides to hold its own sessions in a bar. Strong language, descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2013.

The Secret of Happy Ever After
DB77484 15 hours 27 minutes
by Lucy Dillon
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Four years ago Michelle left London to open a shop in a small town. Now secrets from her past threaten to destroy her new beginning. Michelles assistant and best friend Anna deals with her own family problems when her stepdaughters move in. 2011.

Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi
DB74532 9 hours 18 minutes
by Geoff Dyer
read by Jack Fox
Part one: While partying in Venice for the opening of the Biennale, British freelance journalist Jeff Atman meets and beds gallery employee Laura. Part two: An unnamed writerpossibly Jeffgoes to the holy city of Varanasi, India, on assignment and ends up staying. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2009.

In the Lap of the Gods
DB74139 11 hours 23 minutes
by Li Miao Lovett
read by Mike Stefanelli
China. As the newly dammed waters of the Yangtze River rise, widower Liu Renfu searches abandoned homes for items to sell. He rescues a baby girl and decides to keep her. Meanwhile, Lius broker, Fang Shuping, reunites with an old flame while trying to help a village. 2010.


The Ghost Bride
DB77227 14 hours 1 minute
by Yangsze Choo
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Malaysia, 1893. Li Lans family has fallen on hard times. When the prosperous Lim family asks Li Lan to marry the deceased Lim Tian, believing it will placate his ghost, she sees a way to provide for herself. But as Li Lan begins conversing with the dead, she uncovers dangerous secrets. 2013.

DB77718 12 hours 29 minutes
by Cassandra King
read by Mare Trevathan
Helen and Emmet go to Moonrise, the Blue Ridge Mountains home Emmet inherited from his late wife Rosalyn. Once there, Helen suspects someone is conspiring against the happiness she shares with Emmetand wonders if it is Rosalyns ghost. Some strong language. 2013.

Delias Shadow
DB77554 10 hours 14 minutes
by Jaime Lee Moyer
read by Mary Kane
1915. Young, wealthy Delia Martin returns home to San Francisco at the urging of one of the many ghosts who haunt her. The ghost and Delia help the fiancé of Delias childhood friend investigate a serial killer who has returned after nearly thirty years. Some violence. 2013.

The Haunting of Maddy Clare
DB77359 9 hours 48 minutes
by Simone St. James
read by Jill Fox
London, 1922. Working as a temp, Sarah Piper is assigned to assist ghost investigator Alistair Gellis. Alistair has discovered an apparition who will only talk to women and needs Sarah to uncover the mystery behind the ghosts death. Explicit descriptions of sex and some violence. RITA Award. 2012.

Growing Up

Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy
DB74464 5 hours 34 minutes
by Bil Wright
read by Mark Delgado
Sixteen-year-old Carlos Duarte is on the verge of realizing his dream of becoming a famous makeup artist. But first he must deal with his jealous boss, his sisters abusive boyfriend, and his crush on a fellow student. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. Stonewall Book Award. 2011.

Historical Fiction

Strings Attached
DB74701 8 hours 1 minute
by Judy Blundell
read by Mare Trevathan
1950. After a horrible event, Kit Corrigan flees to New York City from Providence, Rhode Island, to perform on Broadway. But her ex-boyfriends gangster father keeps interfering with her life and dreams. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2011.

Lola Bensky
DB77623 9 hours 1 minute
by Lily Brett
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
London, mid-1960s. Nineteen-year-old Lola reports on the rock scene for her Australian newspaper, interviewing Hendrix, Jagger, and other stars. As the years pass, she continues her relationship with music and tries to sort out the one with her Holocaust-survivor parents. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Time in Between
DB74124 22 hours 21 minutes
by María Dueñas
read by Jill Fox
Morocco, 1936. Sira Quiroga, a young seamstress from Madrid, leaves home with her lover but is abandoned in North Africa. She creates a successful couture workshop and is recruited to work for the British cause against Germany. Translated from Spanish. Some violence and some strong language. 2011.

The Prague Cemetery
DB74041 13 hours 48 minutes
by Umberto Eco
read by Barry Bernson
1897. Captain Simone Simonini and Abbé Dalla Picola leave notes for each other in a diary. Steeped in the many conspiracies of the ageinvolving Freemasons, Jesuits, Jews, and othersSimonini is spurred on to reflect on his career as secret agent and forger. Translated from Italian. Bestseller. 2010.

The Signature of All Things
DB77562 20 hours 40 minutes
by Elizabeth Gilbert
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Alma Whittaker, the only birth child of the richest man in Philadelphia, grows up in a life of luxury and intellectual stimulation. Her parents encourage her curiosity and she matures into one of the best botanists of the nineteenth century. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2013.

The White Princess: The Cousins War
DB77365 20 hours 8 minutes
by Philippa Gregory
read by Laura Giannarelli
England, 1485. Princess Elizabeth of York, still grieving from the loss of Richard III, is forced to marry King Henry VII, a Tudor. But court intrigues and rebellion continuelater endangering Elizabeth and her children. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Girl in the Blue Beret
DB74342 11 hours 9 minutes
by Bobbie Ann Mason
read by Barry Bernson
1980. Sixty-year-old Marshall Stone, a widower and retired pilot, journeys to France to retrace the trail he took after his B-17 bomber crashed in 1944. Marshall searches for the womanwho was only a schoolgirl thenwho led him to safety, and comes to terms with his past. Some strong language. 2011.

The Good Lord Bird
DB77431 12 hours 39 minutes
by James McBride
read by David Hartley-Margolin
1856. Henry Onion Shackleford is a ten-year-old slave when abolitionist John Brown rolls into town. Henrys father is killed in a scuffle and John Brown takes in Henry, believing him to be Henrietta. Living as a girl, Henry bears witness to Browns reign of terror. Violence and strong language. National Book Award. 2013.

The Impersonator
DB77528 10 hours 0 minutes
by Mary Miley
read by Mare Trevathan
1924. Seven years ago Jessie Carr, sole heiress to a vast fortune, disappeared without a trace. Now Jessies uncle Oliver proposes that vaudeville star Leah Randalla dead ringer for Jessieassume her identity to claim the inheritance. Leah reluctantly agrees, but remains determined to discover what really happened to Jessie. 2013.

DB77463 17 hours 17 minutes
by Kim Stanley Robinson
read by Jon Huffman
Stone Age. After Loon goes on a quest to become a man, shaman Thorn takes him as an apprentice and teaches him their packs mystical ways. Assisting in Loons education are healer Heather and outsider Elga. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Emperors Tomb
DB77384 4 hours 58 minutes
by Joseph Roth
read by Mark Ashby
Vienna, 1914. Well-to-do Trotta enjoys an easy life in the Austrian capital, traveling from coffeehouse to coffeehouse and courting his beloved Elisabeth. When war breaks out he reports to the front with his Slovenian cousin. But things change after the fighting ends. Translation of the 1939 German edition. 2013.

Stella Bain
DB77736 6 hours 58 minutes
by Anita Shreve
read by Hope Davis
London, 1916. American Stella Bain, who suffers from amnesia and shell shock, is brought into the home of doctor August Bridge. She remembers nothing before the time she awoke at a battle-front hospital in France, but Bridge is determined to unearth her secrets and help her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Love and Lament
DB77564 11 hours 52 minutes
by John Milliken Thompson
read by Mare Trevathan
Rural North Carolina, 1893. When her mother and siblings die off, Mary Bet Hartsoe, the youngest of nine children, must care for her deaf brother Siler and her father Ciceroeven as Cicero spirals into insanity. Troubled secrets shake the family. Some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Rose under Fire
DB77415 9 hours 54 minutes
by Elizabeth Wein
read by Mare Trevathan
After a daring flight maneuver, young American pilot Rose Justice is captured by Nazis and sent to Ravensbrück, a notorious womens concentration camp. Roses fellow prisoners help her to keep hope alive. Companion to Code Name Verity (DB 75966). Violence and strong language. Schneider Family Award. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Human Relationships

DB77188 18 hours 29 minutes
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
read by Erin Jones
After studying in the United States for thirteen years, Ifemelu, a Nigerian woman who blogs about race, returns home to Lagos. She has endured enough cultural issues and misses her first love. But the Nigerians label her an Americanah. Some strong language. 2013.

A Family Affair
DB77627 7 hours 1 minute
by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
read by Mare Trevathan
Olivia Dawson dreams of studying dance at Julliard, but its tuition is beyond her mother Lorraines reach. After tragedy strikes, Lorraine reveals that Olivias father is still aliveand very wealthy. Olivia goes looking for answers about why he abandoned them. Some strong language. 2013.

A Really Awesome Mess
DB77622 7 hours 6 minutes
by Trish Cook and Brendan Halpin
read by various narrators
Troubled teens Emmy, who has an eating disorder, and Justin, who attempted suicide, live with a ragtag group of youth at Heartland Academy, a reform school where their parents hope they will resolve their issues. Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Dissident Gardens
DB77530 15 hours 3 minutes
by Jonathan Lethem
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Queens, New York. The Zimmersheaded by matriarch Roseare a family of revolutionary radicals. Rose leads Communist cells from her kitchen until the party expels her in 1955. Her daughter Miriam explores communes. Grandson Sergius participates in the Occupy movement. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2013.

The Affairs of Others
DB77474 7 hours 57 minutes
by Amy Grace Loyd
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
After her young husband dies, Celia buys an apartment building with the money left to her. Her careful selection of three tenants is upended when she allows George to sublet his apartment to Hope. Hopes chaotic life forces Celia to examine her own choices. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Sinners and Saints
DB77268 9 hours 43 minutes
by Victoria Christopher Murray and
ReShonda Tate Billingsley
read by Theresa Conkin
Both Jasmine Larson Bush of New York and Rachel Jackson Adams of Houston want their preacher husbands to become head of the American Baptist Coalition. The two women will do just about anything to achieve their goalsbut they soon discover a common enemy. 2012.

A House Divided
DB77457 8 hours 11 minutes
by Kimberla Lawson Roby
read by Gail Nelson
Charlotte, wife of the Reverend Curtis Black, tries to gain control of their first grandchild after their son Matthew, who attends Harvard, has a baby with his girlfriend. Meanwhile, someone is blackmailing Curtis by threatening to divulge past scandals. 2013.

Big Brother
DB77418 10 hours 36 minutes
by Lionel Shriver
read by Kristin Allison
Iowan Pandora Halfdanarson loves everything to do with food. But when she goes to the airport to pick up her older brother, an unemployed jazz musician from New York City, she is horrified to see that he is now morbidly obese. How can she help him? Strong language. 2013.

DB77306 10 hours 29 minutes
by Mark Slouka
read by Ray Childs
Brewster, New York; 1969. Best friends Jon and Ray are trying to cope with small-town life and loss. Jon still mourns over the untimely death of his older brother twelve years ago. Ray deals with his abusive father, an ex-cop. Both boys seek freedom. Violence and strong language. 2013.

By Blood
DB74413 14 hours 51 minutes
by Ellen Ullman
read by David Hartley-Margolin
San Francisco, 1974. A professor on leave overhears a womans therapy sessions through the wall of his rented office. He becomes enthralled and, as the patient learns troubling information about her adoption, decides to anonymously help shed light on her origins. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

Let Him Go
DB77625 7 hours 8 minutes
by Larry Watson
read by David Hartley-Margolin
North Dakota, 1951. George and Margaret Blackledgewhose only son died in a horse-riding accidentdrive to Montana to retrieve their grandson Jimmy and his mother Lorna from Jimmys abusive stepfather Donnie Weboy. But the Weboy clan wont let Jimmy leave. Some violence. 2013.


Revenge of the Kudzu Debutantes
DB76859 9 hours 48 minutes
by Cathy Holton
read by Marguerite Gavin
Forty-something pals Nita, Eadie, and Lavonne are the wives of three philandering lawyers in Ithaca, Georgia. When the women discover the real purpose of their husbands annual hunting trip to Montana, the friends plot their revenge. Commercial audiobook. 2006.


Ragnarök: The End of the Gods
DB74249 3 hours 47 minutes
by A.S. Byatt
read by Harriet Walter
A young girl who has been evacuated to the English countryside during World War II discovers Asgard and the Gods, a book of Norse myths. The apocalyptic tale of Ragnarökthe doom of the godshelps her make sense of the world around her. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

One Thousand and One Nights: A Retelling
DB77131 10 hours 22 minutes
by Hanan al-Shaykh
read by J. Michael McCullough
A reimagining of nineteen stories from the classic Arabic folk-tale compilation. Includes Shahrayar and Shahrazad, The First Dervish, and The Fourth Voyage of Sindbad the Sailor. Foreword by Mary Gaitskill, author of Veronica (DB 61634). Some violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

Mystery and Detective

DB77735 26 hours 58 minutes
by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst
read by various narrators
A young woman picks up a book left behind by a stranger who wrote in the margins. She adds her own notes, then leaves the book for the first reader. So begins an unlikely conversation that plunges them both into the unknown. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2013.

Aunt Dimity Down Under
DB77315 7 hours 5 minutes
by Nancy Atherton
read by Madelyn Buzzard
The Cotswolds, England. Elderly twin sisters Ruth and Louise Pym are both near death and ask the villages amateur sleuth Lori Shepherd to track down their long-lost nephew. With Aunt Dimitys ghostly help, Lori travels to New Zealand to do just that. 2010.

Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch
DB77190 8 hours 20 minutes
by Nancy Atherton
read by Madelyn Buzzard
The residents of Finch village welcome newcomer Amelia Thistle, but only a fewincluding Lori Shepherdknow that Amelia is really botanical painter Mae Bowen, who is trying to escape her cult following. Amelia has another reason to move to Finchshe is trying to clear the name of an alleged witch. 2012.

The Rope
DB74115 12 hours 4 minutes
by Nevada Barr
read by Joyce Bean
In this series prequel, after a life-changing event, thirty-five-year-old New Yorker Anna Pigeon takes a seasonal job with the National Park Service at Lake Powell. Abducted and drugged while hiking, she awakes trapped in a pitnaked, injured, and suffering memory loss. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

Death of Yesterday
DB77193 6 hours 48 minutes
by M.C. Beaton
read by Mitzi Friedlander
While sketching faces in the village pub, acerbic art student Morag Merrilea faints and her drawings are stolen. Shortly after filing a report with Police Sergeant Hamish Macbeth, Morag disappears. During the investigation Hamish must also juggle a surprising surplus of women in his personal life. 2013.

Gone with the Woof: A Melanie Travis Mystery
DB77403 9 hours 19 minutes
by Laurien Berenson
read by Carol Dines
Melanie Travis agrees to help retiring dog-show judge Edward March pen a memoir. But she is surprised to learn March plans to write about his loversnot his dogsand is a secret hoarder. Meanwhile, Marchs grown sonwho is adamantly opposed to the bookis killed in a suspicious hit-and-run accident. 2013.

The Chinese Parrot: A Charlie Chan Mystery
DB74847 9 hours 1 minute
by Earl Derr Biggers
read by Robert Sams
In the second case to feature the Chinese Hawaiian detective, Chan and a jewelers son transport pearls to a millionaire in California. Suspicious activities lead Chan to pose as a cook on the buyers ranch, where clues come from a parrot that speaks Chinese. 1926.

The House without a Key: A Charlie Chan Mystery
DB74757 9 hours 32 minutes
by Earl Derr Biggers
read by Robert Sams
Introduces the iconic Chinese Hawaiian detective in the murder case of wealthy Dan Winterslip, whose body is found in his Waikiki Beach home by Winterslips visiting Bostonian cousin Minerva. Minervas nephew John Quincy, who has been sent to bring her home, also investigates. 1925.

The Big Cat Nap: The Twentieth Anniversary Mrs. Murphy Mystery
DB74730 7 hours 55 minutes
by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown
read by Laura Giannarelli
A minor car accident prompts Virginia farmer Mary Harry Haristeen to investigate the mystery surrounding the death of an auto mechanic. Her cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter and dog Tee Tucker are also as usualon the case. 2012.

Hiss of Death: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery
DB74529 7 hours 57 minutes
by Rita Mae Brown and
Sneaky Pie Brown
read by Laura Giannarelli
Mary Harry Haristeen, her cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and her dog Tee Tucker discover a dead nurse in their garden. When Harry is hospitalized with breast cancer, another health worker is murdered. The pets are determined to solve the crimes, but then a doctor is killed. 2011.

The Tell-Tale Horse
DB74193 8 hours 34 minutes
by Rita Mae Brown
read by J. Michael McCullough
When a murderer poses a naked female corpse on a horse statue, seventy-three-year-old Sister Jane Arnold, the Jefferson Hunt Club master, is on the case. The local foxes, horses, and hounds of rural Virginia also join the investigation. Then another dead Lady Godiva is found. Some strong language. 2007.

Red Mist
DB74062 14 hours 30 minutes
by Patricia Cornwell
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Searching for a motive in her assistant Jack Fieldings murder, forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta visits a female inmate who seduced Fielding when he was a boy and later gave birth to his daughterFieldings killer. Scarpetta is thrust into a tangle of violent deaths. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2011.

Blood Moon
DB77631 10 hours 58 minutes
by Garry Disher
read by Jim Zeiger
Australia. As Inspector Hal Challis and Sergeant Ellen Destry explore their new romantic relationship, their team deals with two puzzling crimes: an unlikeable private-school chaplain is brutally assaulted and a planning official is killed while visiting a site. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2009.

Chain of Evidence
DB77531 13 hours 28 minutes
by Garry Disher
read by Jim Zeiger
DI Hal Challis returns to his hometown in the Australian Outback to be with his dying father. While there, Challis looks into new developments in the case of his sisters long-missing husband. Back on the Peninsula, Sergeant Ellen Destry struggles with a pedophile case. Strong language and some violence. 2007.

The Dragon Man
DB77438 8 hours 19 minutes
by Garry Disher
read by Ray Foushee
Australia. Detective Inspector Hal Challis and the Waterloo police hunt a serial killer targeting young women along Old Peninsula Highway. Meanwhile, Challis deals with his wifewho was imprisoned for conspiring to murder himand his attraction to a journalist. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1999.

Dick Franciss Refusal
DB77568 10 hours 37 minutes
by Felix Francis
read by Joe Wilson
Sir Richard Stewart, chairman of the racing authority, begs retired PI Sid Halley to investigate a series of suspicious horse races. Halley refuses, but when Stewart is found dead and Halley begins receiving threats, he has no choice. Some strong language. 2013.

Dick Franciss Gamble
DB74301 10 hours 32 minutes
by Felix Francis
read by Bill Quinn
After his colleague Herb Kovak is murdered in front of him at the racetrack, financial advisor Nicholas Foxy Foxton, a former jockey, investigates. Foxy learns that he is the executor of Kovaks estateand the killers next target. Some strong language. 2011.

Just One Evil Act
DB77526 25 hours 52 minutes
by Elizabeth George
read by Kristin Allison
Inspector Lynleys partner Barbara Havers begs for his help when her young neighbor Hadiyyah goes missing. The girls father knows she was taken by her mother, who left no trail. The case resurfaces in Italy when Hadiyyah is kidnapped yet again. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2013.

The Stones Cry Out
DB71867 8 hours 3 minutes
by Sibella Giorello
read by Barbara Rappaport
Richmond. During a protest rally two men, a white cop and a black man with a criminal past, plunge to their deaths from a rooftop. With no witnesses among the six hundred demonstrators present, FBI agent Raleigh Harmon investigates civil rights violations to see justice prevail. Some violence. Christy Award. 2007.

Ruddy Gore: A Phryne Fisher Mystery
DB74377 6 hours 56 minutes
by Kerry Greenwood
read by Stephanie Daniel
Australia. On her way to the opera, PI Phryne Fisher stops thugs from beating up Lin Chung. Later, the musical performance is interrupted by an onstage death. Phryne connects the two incidents after investigating the theaters ensemble. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 1995.

Double Prey: A Posadas County Mystery
DB74797 9 hours 29 minutes
by Steven F. Havill
read by Mary Kane
After her sons friend Butch is hospitalized with a snake fang in his eye, undersheriff Estelle Reyes-Guzman finds Butchs missing brother Freddy dead in his crashed ATVwith a bullet hole in the tire. Estelle suspects that something Freddy discovered scared someone enough to shoot at him. Some strong language. 2011.

Betrayal of Trust
DB73810 11 hours 28 minutes
by J.A. Jance
read by Jim Zeiger
Seattle investigator J.P. Beaumont and his wife Mel Soames are summoned to Olympia for a hush-hush case: The governor has discovered her husbands grandson has a snuff video of a teenage girl on his phone. 2011.

The Name of the Star: Shades of London, Book 1
DB74226 9 hours 53 minutes
by Maureen Johnson
read by Nicola Barber
Rory, of Bénouville, Louisiana, is spending a year at a London boarding school when she witnesses a murder by a Jack-the-Ripper copycat. She soon becomes involved with the very unusual investigation. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

Bitter River
DB77621 10 hours 48 minutes
by Julia Keller
read by Kristin Allison
Raythune County, West Virginia. Prosecutor Bell Elkins and Sheriff Nick Fogelsong puzzle over the death of promising high school student Lucinda Trimble. Lucinda, whose body was found in a car in the river, had been strangledand was pregnant. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

A Killing in the Hills
DB77620 11 hours 27 minutes
by Julia Keller
read by Kristin Allison
Divorced single mom Bell Elkins is the prosecutor for Raythune County, West Virginia, her childhood home. When three old men are shot in the diner, Bell and the sheriff jump on the case. But they dont know that Bells teenage daughter Carla recognized the shooter. Violence and strong language. 2012.

The Beast
DB77492 11 hours 51 minutes
by Faye Kellerman
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
LAPD lieutenant Peter Decker and his colleagues examine the death of eccentric billionaire Hobart Penny. The investigations initial focus on the victims pet tiger shifts to a multitude of human suspects, once they realize that the elderly man was shot. Some strong language. 2013.

Victims: An Alex Delaware Novel
DB74501 11 hours 45 minutes
by Jonathan Kellerman
read by Gary Telles
Detective Milo Sturgis asks psychologist Alex Delaware to help determine who disemboweled a very unlikable woman and left a printed question mark in a pizza box near her body. As the killer claims more victims, the two men frantically search for a common thread. Violence and some strong language. 2012.

Killing Kate
DB74471 9 hours 27 minutes
by Julie Kramer
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
TV investigative reporter Riley Spartz recognizes a homicide victim as the sister of her college roommate. Although Rileys boss wants her off the story, she perseveres, learning that this is one of a string of murders in which the victims bodies are outlined in chalkwith wings added. Some violence. 2011.

Silencing Sam
DB74453 8 hours 30 minutes
by Julie Kramer
read by Annie Wauters
After her love life becomes fodder for newspaper gossip columnist Sam Pierce, TV investigative reporter Riley Spartz throws wine on him. Then Sam is murdered, and mounting evidence implicates Riley. Meanwhile, Riley has to deal with an overbearing Texas newcomer at work. Some violence. 2010.

Drawing Conclusions
DB74180 8 hours 53 minutes
by Donna Leon
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Venice. Commissario di Polizia Brunetti is summoned to widow Constanza Altavillas modest apartment, where the coroner pronounces the widow dead from a heart attack. But Brunetti has a hunch that there is more to this case and makes inquiries at a home for the elderly where Constanza volunteered. 2011.

Kennedys Brain
DB74844 10 hours 30 minutes
by Henning Mankell
read by Mary Kane
Sweden. Archaeologist Louise Cantor discovers her twenty-five-year-old son Henrik dead in his bed. Refusing to believe he committed suicide, Louise contacts Henriks father and launches an investigation that leads to a web of corruption in the AIDS community. Originally published in Swedish in 2005. Strong language and some violence. 2008.

The Pyramid: The First Wallander Cases
DB74559 13 hours 23 minutes
by Henning Mankell
read by Mark Delgado
Four stories and the title novella, set between 1969 and 1990, stop just short of the events in Faceless Killers (DB/RC 66128) and explain the many aspects of cop Kurt Wallanders personal life. Originally published in Swedish in 1999. Some violence and some strong language. 2008.

The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection
DB74598 9 hours 15 minutes
by Alexander McCall Smith
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Precious Ramotswe and Grace Makutsi are thrilled when Clovis Andersen, the American author of their well-thumbed guide, The Principles of Private Detection, arrives in Botswana. With his help, they assist a fired orphanage director and an arrested mechanic. Bestseller. 2012.

The Devils Star
DB73916 16 hours 5 minutes
by Jo Nesbø
read by Jon Huffman
Reeling from his breakup, drinking heavily, and planning to leave the force, Harry Hole refuses to work a murder case with crooked Tom Waaler. But when subsequent murders suggest a serial killers involvement, Hole feels compelled to expose the pattern. Published in Norwegian in 2003. Violence and strong language. 2005.

The Redbreast
DB73523 17 hours 37 minutes
by Jo Nesbø
read by Jon Huffman
After mistakenly shooting an American secret service agent, alcoholic Norwegian detective Harry Hole is, ironically, transferred to Oslos secret service unit. There he gets a case with ties both to Norways World War II Nazi activities and to its current skinhead subculture. Translated from Norwegian. Violence and strong language. 2006.

The Chalk Girl
DB74442 15 hours 53 minutes
by Carol OConnell
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Eight-year-old waif-like Coco witnesses a grisly crime in Central Park, but she is unable to describe the perpetrator to police. Detective Kathleen Mallory gets the case, which leads to a trail of old murders; a secretive, troubled family; abused children; and a long-ago cover-up. Strong language. 2011.

What It Was
DB74192 5 hours 54 minutes
by George Pelecanos
read by Jack Fox
Washington, D.C., 1972. Maybelline Walker hires ex-cop Derek Strange to recover a ring she had loaned to drug addict Bobby Odum before he was murdered. Strange teams up with police detective Frank Hound Dog Vaughn, who is investigating the Odum case. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

How the Light Gets In
DB77320 14 hours 53 minutes
by Louise Penny
read by Anne Hancock
In Québec, Chief Inspector Gamaches best agents have left the department and his lieutenant isnt speaking to him. When Gamache learns from Myrna Landers that her longtime friend did not arrive for Christmas in the village of Three Pines, he is happy to go investigate. Some strong language. 2013.

Acceptable Loss: A William Monk Novel
DB74113 12 hours 8 minutes
by Anne Perry
read by Ralph Lister
Victorian England. William and Hester Monk realize the best way to help the troubled boy Scuff, whom they rescued from a child prostitution ring in Execution Dock (DB/RC 68705), is to completely shut down the operation. A murder during Williams investigation suggests blackmailand the involvement of a respected member of society. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

Anne Perrys Christmas Vigil: Two Victorian Holiday Mysteries; A Christmas Promise, A Christmas Odyssey
DB77494 6 hours 47 minutes
by Anne Perry
read by Mare Trevathan
Two novellas set in Victorian London shortly before Christmas. In A Christmas Promise teenager Gracie helps young Maude after someone robs and murders Maudes uncle. In A Christmas Odyssey an odd trio assists a man who is searching for his wayward son. Some strong language. 2010.

Blind Justice: A William Monk Novel
DB77569 10 hours 55 minutes
by Anne Perry
read by Kristin Allison
Victorian London. Hester Monks new employee is distraught over her financially strapped fathers large church contributions. It appears the preacher is using the money to fund his familys lavish lifestyle. But when the accused clergyman comes before Judge Rathbonethe Monks frienda surprise witness is called. 2013.

White Fire
DB77740 12 hours 56 minutes
by Douglas Preston and
Lincoln Child
read by Rene Auberjonois
Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast goes to a Colorado ski resort to spring his protégé Corrie Swanson from jail. Corrie has made a discovery while examining the bones of miners killed 150 years ago. Meanwhile, an arsonist burns down nearby mansions with the families locked inside. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Bones of the Lost
DB77441 10 hours 20 minutes
by Kathy Reichs
read by Erin Jones
After examining the corpse of a hit-and-run victim, forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan rules the death a murder. Brennan searches for the killer and the identity of the victima young foreign girl, whose purse holds an airline card issued to a recently deceased businessman. Violence and strong language. 2013.

Tigerlilys Orchids
DB74361 9 hours 18 minutes
by Ruth Rendell
read by J. Michael McCullough
London. A vain young man plans a housewarming party. A middle-aged woman tries to drink herself to death. They are just two of the secretive residents of the flats in Lichfield House, the setting for romance, frequent calls for an ambulanceand murder. Strong language and some violence. 2011.

Leader of the Pack
DB77495 7 hours 58 minutes
by David Rosenfelt
read by John Polk
Dog-loving attorney Andy Carpenter is still troubled by the murder conviction of his client Joey Desimone nine years ago. When Joey asks him to check on his mob-connected uncle, Nicky Fats, Andy learns something that may reopen the case. Strong language and some violence. 2012.

One Dog Night
DB74694 8 hours 52 minutes
by David Rosenfelt
read by Gregory Gorton
Attorney Andy Carpenter defends ex-drug addict Noah Galloway, who has been arrested for setting a fire that killed more than two dozen people in Paterson, New Jersey, six years ago. Noah, who once owned Andys golden retriever Tara, remembers nothing but pleads guilty while Andy investigates. Some strong language. 2011.

The Ronins Mistress
DB74640 12 hours 29 minutes
by Laura Joh Rowland
read by Robert Sams
Japan, 1703. Forty-seven ronin murder Kira Yoshinaka, the shoguns master of ceremonies, two years after Kira caused the death of their samurai master and left them leaderless. The ronin leaders mistress approaches investigator Sano Ichiros wife, Lady Reiko, to reveal the reason behind the attack. Violence. 2011.

Until She Comes Home
DB77601 10 hours 47 minutes
by Lori Roy
read by Margaret Strom
Detroit suburbs, late 1950s. Residents deal with the disappearance of a mentally challenged young woman, who was under the watch of her neighbors; the murder of a black prostitute; and the vanishing of twin girls. The local womens suspicions are colored by their secrets and guilt. 2013.

Dark Fire
DB74593 20 hours 37 minutes
by C.J. Sansom
read by Gary Telles
England, 1540. While working on a troubling murder case involving a young girl, attorney Matthew Shardlake receives an unexpected reprieve from the kings vicar general Thomas Cromwell. In return, Shardlake must retrieve the formula for Greek Firea liquid that creates an inextinguishable fire. Some violence and some strong language. 2004.

DB74643 23 hours 32 minutes
by C.J. Sansom
read by Gary Telles
England, 1541. After Thomas Cromwells execution, attorney Matthew Shardlake and Shardlakes assistant Barak are asked by Archbishop Cranmer to escort a prisoner to London during Henry VIIIs northern progress. But then the murder of a glazier raises troubling questions about the royal family. Some violence and some strong language. 2006.

The Kingdom
DB74614 9 hours 18 minutes
by Amanda Stevens
read by Kristin Allison
South Carolina. Anxious to get over her feelings for Charleston detective John Devlin, anthropologist Amelia Gray agrees to restore the Thorngate Cemetery in Asher Falls. But the rural graveyard holds secrets that may reveal the source of her ability to see ghosts. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

The Restorer
DB74271 9 hours 18 minutes
by Amanda Stevens
read by Kristin Allison
Cemetery restorer Amelia Gray sees ghosts, but ignores them. When detective John Devlin, who is haunted by his wifes and daughters apparitions, asks Amelia to investigate a murder, Amelia discovers she must walk the fine line between the living and the dead. Violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

And Then I Found Out the Truth
DB74758 6 hours 3 minutes
by Jennifer Sturman
read by Annie Wauters
Delia discovers that her mother, an environmentalist, is alive and hiding from evildoers in South America and tries to help remotely. Meanwhile she manages her school, boyfriend, and aunts. Sequel to And Then Everything Unraveled
(DB 70160)
. Some strong language. For junior and senior high readers. 2010.

A Question of Honor
DB77563 10 hours 27 minutes
by Charles Todd
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
India, 1908. Lieutenant Wade, one of the men serving under Bess Crawfords father, is suspected of murdering his parents. He escapes but soon after is reported dead. A decade later, when Bess learns from a dying soldier that Wade is very much alive, she investigates. 2013.

Fatal Error: A Repairman Jack Novel
DB74693 10 hours 23 minutes
by F. Paul Wilson
read by Mary Kane
When a vicious madman kidnaps computer hacker Munirs family, a friend puts Munir in contact with paranormal repairman Jack. Jack, at first reluctant to take on the case, soon sees ties to his old enemy, the Septimus Order. Violence and strong language. 2010.

Elegy for Eddie: A Maisie Dobbs Novel
DB74597 10 hours 5 minutes
by Jacqueline Winspear
read by Jill Fox
London, 1933. Some friends of Maisies father ask her to investigate the death of Eddie Pettit, a mentally disabled man with a remarkable ability to calm horses. Eddie had seemed troubled in the days before he was crushed by a massive roll of paper in a factory. Bestseller. 2012.

Countdown City: The Last Policeman, Book 2
DB77192 7 hours 35 minutes
by Ben H. Winters
read by ToddFox
It is now seventy-seven days until asteroid impact, and Detective Hank Palace, from The Last Policeman (DB 76184), is out of a job. A woman from Hanks past hires him to find her missing husband, which leads Hank to an anarchist encampment on a former college campus. Some violence. 2013.

Doing Hard Time
DB77566 7 hours 18 minutes
by Stuart Woods
read by David Hartley-Margolin
After graduating from the Yale School of Drama, Stone Barringtons son Peter decides to drive to L.A. with friends. But Russian thugs are after Peter and his pals, causing Stone to pair up with his former enemyex-CIA agent Teddy Fay. Strong language and some violence. 2013.


Four Summoners Tales
DB77329 11 hours 24 minutes
by Kelley Armstrong and
read by Jeff Cummings
Four horror novellas from bestselling authors Kelley Armstrong, David Liss, Christopher Golden, and Jonathan Maberry. Each starts from the same premise: a stranger comes to town and offers to raise the residents dearly departed from the deadfor a price. Strong language and some violence. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Omens: A Cainsville Novel
DB77670 14 hours 28 minutes
by Kelley Armstrong
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Olivia Taylor-Joness pampered life spirals out of control after she learns that she was adopted and is the birth child of convicted serial killers Todd and Pamela Larsen. Olivia moves to Cainsville, Illinois, and searches for answers about her biological parents. Violence, descriptions of sex, and some strong language. 2013.

Day by Day Armageddon: Origin to Exile
DB77105 16 hours 14 minutes
by J.L. Bourne
read by Peter Johnson
Two previously published books, Day by Day Armageddon and Day by Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile, in one volume. Accounts of the zombie apocalypse and human survival in journal-entry format. Violence and strong language. 2004.

The Last Werewolf
DB74130 12 hours 39 minutes
by Glen Duncan
read by Alec Volz
When a hunter decapitates Herr Wolfgang, it leaves Jake Marlowe the last known werewolf. Although depressed, Jake fights to stay aliveonly to have an enemy offer him a strange deal. Explicit descriptions of sex, some strong language, and some violence. 2011.

After Dead: What Came Next in the World of Sookie Stackhouse
DB77711 0 hours 51 minutes
by Charlaine Harris
read by Kristin Allison
Series author Charlaine Harris reveals the fate of each character in Bon Tempss world of vampires, werewolves, and faeries. Did Sookie marry Sam? Could Eric stay true to Freyda? What became of Fangtasia? And which favorite went on to make a fortune creating video games? 2013.

Midnight Movie
DB74338 9 hours 41 minutes
by Tobe Hooper
read by Andy Pyle
Director Tobe Hooper is invited to host a screening of his long-forgotten horror film Destiny Express during the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas. Soon afterward, strange things start happening to people who saw the movie. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

Doctor Sleep
DB77471 21 hours 15 minutes
by Stephen King
read by Jim Zeiger
Years after the horrifying events at the Overlook Hotel described in The Shining (DB 51373), recovering alcoholic Danny Torrance has learned to control his supernatural abilities. He befriends a twelve-year-old whose own psychic powers put her at risk. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2013.

Deeply Odd: An Odd Thomas Novel
DB77178 10 hours 17 minutes
by Dean R. Koontz
read by John Haag
Odd Thomas must help three people before they are brutally executed. He knows who the killer isbut not the identities or locations of the potential victims. Sequel to Odd Apocalypse (DB 75429). Violence and strong language. 2013.

Flesh and Bone and Fire and Ash
DB77489 29 hours 30 minutes
by Jonathan Maberry
read by Erik Sandvold
In Flesh and Bone Benny, Nix, and friends from Rot and Ruin (DB 72652) contend with a death cult bent on feeding the living to zombies. In Fire and Ash scientists pursue a cure for the zombie plague. Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2012.

Cryptic Cravings: Vampire Kisses, Book 8
DB77630 4 hours 44 minutes
by Ellen Schreiber
read by Kristin Allison
Raven Madison is madly in love with her boyfriend Alexander, and things couldnt be better in Dullsville. When vampire Jagger plans to open up a club called the Crypt, Raven tries to convince him to make it safe for mortals and the undead alike. For junior and senior high readers. 2011.

The Dream Thieves: The Raven Cycle, Book 2
DB77522 15 hours 24 minutes
by Maggie Stiefvater
read by Erik Sandvold
Blue, Gansey, Noah, Adam, and Ronan, from The Raven Boys (DB 75404), continue their dangerous search for the powerful dead king of Glendower. However, Ronans ability to pull objects from his dreams places them in peril. Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

This Book Is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude, Dont Touch It
DB77073 16 hours 29 minutes
by David Wong
read by Andy Pyle
After the events in John Dies at the End (DB 76551), John and Dave are, surprisingly, still alive. They now must deal with new nightmarish creatures: mind-controlling spiders that live and reproduce in the living humans skull. Violence and strong language. 2012.

Political Themes

In the First Circle (The Restored Text)
DB72598 30 hours 45 minutes
by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
read by Steven Carpenter
Moscow, Christmas 1949. Intellectual political prisoners, coerced to identify recorded voices, must either help dictator Joseph Stalins repressive state or be sent to Siberian labor camps and certain death. Solzhenitsyn-restored text of 1958 original, which he cut in the 1960s to appease Soviet censors. Translated by Harry T. Willetts. 2009.

Psychological Themes

DB77377 19 hours 0 minutes
by Robert Boswell
read by Jason Culp
Therapist James Candlers life is spiraling out of control. Hes bought a used Porsche, moved into a new tract home, and has a fiancée he barely knows. Then he meets intriguing Lise Rayand the trajectory of his life plummets. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Professor of Truth
DB77671 9 hours 11 minutes
by James Robertson
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Alan Tealing searches for the truth behind the bombing that killed his wife and daughter twenty-one years ago. The man who was convicted of the crime was later exonerated and has recently died. Alan is visited by Ted Nilsen, a retired intelligence officer who claims to have vital information. 2013.

Religious Themes

Drama Queens
DB77628 4 hours 50 minutes
by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
read by Mare Trevathan
Senior year is ending for Camille, Alexis, Jasmine, and Angel, and the best news is that they have all been accepted to the same college. But life and love complicate matters and put their dreams for the future at risk. For senior high readers. 2010.

Rachel and Leah: Women of Genesis
DB77483 11 hours 29 minutes
by Orson Scott Card
read by Catherine Byers
Lord Labans oldest daughter Leah, who has low vision, vies for the attention of kinsman Jacob with her youngest sister Rachel, the privileged beauty of the family. Orphan Bilhah and servant Zilpah also have feelings for Jacobbut he favors Rachel. Sequel to Rebekah (DB 54295). 2004.

Paradise Valley
DB74303 11 hours 25 minutes
by Dale Cramer
read by Ray Childs
1920s. When Amish fathers are jailed for not sending their children to public school, Caleb Bender moves his large family from their Ohio community to Mexico. But Calebs teenage daughters Rachel and Emma resent leaving their beaus behind, and post-revolution bandits threaten the new settlers. 2011.


No Place to Run
DB74078 9 hours 10 minutes
by Maya Banks
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
While in Mexico on a mission to take down arms dealer Alex Mouton, Sam Kelly instead spends his time bedding barmaid Sophie, unaware that she is Moutons daughter. Five months later Sophiepregnant and running from her familys henchmentracks Sam down. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2010.

Against the Tide
DB77493 9 hours 24 minutes
by Elizabeth Camden
read by Kristin Allison
Boston, 1891. Lydia Pallas works as a translator for the Navy Yard. When Lieutenant Alexander Banebridge requires Lydias skills for a case, she becomes his assistant. As Lydia is drawn deeper into Banes mission to end the opium trade, a relationship develops between them. RITA Award, Christy Award. 2012.

One Touch of Scandal
DB74613 10 hours 46 minutes
by Liz Carlyle
read by Kristin Allison
London, 1848. After governess Grace Gauthier is accused of murdering her employer, she seeks help at the St. James Society. Lord Ruthveyn, a part-Indian mystic, falls in love with Grace and thwarts the police while searching for the true culprit. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2010.

Bring Me Home for Christmas
DB74154 7 hours 8 minutes
by Robyn Carr
read by Jill Fox
Before her current boyfriend proposes, Becca Timm joins her brother on a hunting trip to Virgin River, California, to see her first love, ex-marine Denny, one last time. Then Becca breaks her ankle and must stay in townrekindling her romance with Denny. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

Sweet Salt Air
DB77222 15 hours 33 minutes
by Barbara Delinsky
read by Carol Dines
Travel writer Charlotte and food blogger Nicole reunite after ten years on Quinnipeague Island, Maine, to collaborate on a cookbook. Both hide secrets concerning Nicoles husband Julian, a renowned surgeon. Meanwhile, Charlotte finds romance from an unexpected source. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Heartwishes: An Edilean Novel
DB74443 9 hours 51 minutes
by Jude Deveraux
read by Kristin Allison
Edilean, Virginia. Graduate student Gemma Ranford lands a dream joborganizing centuries-old documents and writing the Frazier family history. Gemmas research reveals the existence of the Heartwishes Stone. Meanwhile, town sheriff Colin Frazier hunts for the jewel thief who has been robbing localsand falls in love. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

Secrets of Bella Terra: A Scarlet Deception Novel
DB74259 10 hours 6 minutes
by Christina Dodd
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
After California vineyard and resort owner Sarah Di Luca is attacked, her three grandsons Rafe, Eli, and Noah search for the culprit. Security expert Rafe and his former girlfriend Brooke reignite their love while exposing a family vendetta. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

Where She Went
DB73562 5 hours 46 minutes
by Gayle Forman
read by Mark Delgado
Rising rock star Adam and successful cellist Mia, from If I Stay (DB 69818), reunite in New York and reconnect after the horrific events that tore them apart years earlier. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2011.

Trace of Fever
DB74695 11 hours 50 minutes
by Lori Foster
read by Colleen Delany
Mercenary Trace Rivers, from When You Dare (DB 73563), seeks revenge for his sisters kidnapping by going undercover as a bodyguard for human trafficker Murray Coburn. Trace is stymied when Pricilla Patterson arrives, claiming that Murray is her father. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2011.

DB77358 10 hours 23 minutes
by Julie Garwood
read by Erin Jones
Chef Peyton Lockhart and her two sisters are renovating their uncles Florida resort. Peyton reunites with her childhood buddy Finn MacBain, an Olympic swimmer-turned-FBI agent. But someone is trying to kill Peyton and sabotage the project. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Boyfriend of the Month Club
DB74267 9 hours 51 minutes
by Maria Geraci
read by Mare Trevathan
Irish Cuban Grace OBryan and her girlfriends have dated every bachelor in their hometown of Daytona Beach. When the women decide to turn their book club into a boyfriend club that rates each guy according to a literary character, membership skyrockets. Strong language. 2010.

Chose the Wrong Guy, Gave Him the Wrong Finger
DB77490 8 hours 36 minutes
by Beth Harbison
read by Kristin Allison
Ten years ago, bridal-shop owner Quinn left Burke at the altar and went to Las Vegas with his brother Frank, after Frank informed her of Burkes cheating ways. Now Quinn is making a wedding dress for the brothers grandmotherand will have to deal with her ex-lovers. Some strong language. 2013.

Dragon Bound
DB74620 11 hours 2 minutes
by Thea Harrison
read by Mare Trevathan
Pia Giovanni, who has hidden her half-Wyr side, is blackmailed into stealing a coin from dragon shapeshifter Dragos Cuelebre, the leader of the Wyr kingdom. Dragos pursues the thief, and discovers that she is his mate. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

Somebody to Love
DB74625 11 hours 13 minutes
by Kristan Higgins
read by Kristin Allison
After her fathers bad investment leaves her broke, single mother Parker Welles goes to Maine to fix and sell her only asset. James Cahillher dads attorneytags along to help and things heat up. Companion to The Next Best Thing
(DB 71461)
. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

Natural Law
DB74692 10 hours 14 minutes
by Joey W. Hill
read by Mark Ashby
Homicide detective Mac Nighthorse goes undercover as a male submissive in a high-end sex club to catch a dominatrix who is murdering her partners. Mac catches the eye of Violet, who soon becomes an ally in Macs investigationand his dominant. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2004.

Duke of Midnight
DB77732 11 hours 18 minutes
by Elizabeth Hoyt
read by ClaudiaHarris
Disguised as the Ghost of St. Giles, Maximus, the Duke of Wakefield, seeks revenge for his parents murder. Artemis Greaves discovers Maximuss secret and threatens to expose him if he doesnt release her brother from jail. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Leopard Prince
DB77738 10 hours 42 minutes
by Elizabeth Hoyt
read by Moira Quirk
Wealthy lady Georgina Maitland doesnt want a husband, but she needs a good steward to run her estates. One look at Harry Pye, however, and Georgina knows shes dealing not just with a servant but with a man she desires. Trouble in the village complicates matters. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2007.

The Raven Prince
DB77737 10 hours 27 minutes
by Elizabeth Hoyt
read by Moira Quirk
When widowed Anna Wren learns that she is in dire financial straits, she takes a position with the Earl of Swartingham, who has frightened off two secretaries and needs someone who can withstand his dark moods. Strange circumstances soon heighten their mutual attraction. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2006.

The Serpent Prince
DB77739 11 hours 47 minutes
by Elizabeth Hoyt
read by Moira Quirk
Country-bred Lucy Craddock-Hayes is content with her quiet lifeuntil the day she trips over a naked, unconscious man. As Lucy nurses Viscount Simon Iddesleigh back to health, her honesty startles his jaded sensibilities and ignites a desire that threatens to consume them both. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2007.

To Desire a Devil
DB74077 8 hours 42 minutes
by Elizabeth Hoyt
read by Kristin Allison
London, 1765. Beatrice Corning is hostessing a tea for her uncle when a wild-looking man staggers in. Reynaud St. Aubyn, thought to have been killed in battle, is the rightful heir to her uncles title. Now a traitors target, Reynaud fascinates Beatrice. Explicit descriptions of sex and some violence. 2009.

A Bride Unveiled: The Bridal Pleasures Series
DB74510 8 hours 29 minutes
by Jillian Hunter
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
England, 1808. As a child living in the country with her aunt and uncle, Violet befriended Kit, a boy from the workhouse who later disappeared. Ten years later Violet, now a proper lady engaged to a London merchant, encounters Kither fiancés fencing instructor. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

Reaver: A Demonica Novel
DB77734 12 hours 19 minutes
by Larissa Ione
read by HelenWick
Following the events in Rogue Rider (DB 77391), Reaver, a tough, powerful angel, plans to steal Satans most seductive and dangerous prizea fallen angel. Harvester sacrificed her wings to work as an undercover agent in hell, but her cover is blown and time is running out. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Once upon a Tower
DB77199 11 hours 20 minutes
by Eloisa James
read by Erin Jones
1824. Scottish duke and businessman Gowan impulsively marries heiress Lady Edith, believing she is a demure maiden. Although they are in love, gifted musician Edith retreats to a tower on Gowans land to gain his attention and respect. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Ambassadors Daughter
DB77230 11 hours 19 minutes
by Pam Jenoff
read by Jill Fox
After World War I Margot Rosenthal accompanies her father, a German diplomat, to a peace conference in Paris. Margot, whose wounded fiancé is recuperating at home, unwittingly becomes involved in espionage and falls in love. Some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Shattered: A Bitter Creek Novel
DB74370 11 hours 10 minutes
by Joan Johnston
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Texas. Nine years ago Kate, while married to the governors son, had a one-night stand with mob-connected Wyatt that resulted in twins. When Wyatt finds out, he shows up to claim them. But Kate, now widowed, loves someone else. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2010.

The Week before the Wedding
DB77722 7 hours 10 minutes
by Beth Kendrick
read by Kristin Allison
Emily arrives in Valentine, Vermont, seven days before her wedding to workaholic surgeon Grant. Emily is shocked to see her first husband and college sweetheart Ryan Lassiternow a movie producerand their dog at the resort. Despite family disagreements and doubt, Emily finds love at last. 2013.

DB76870 13 hours 25 minutes
by Kris Kennedy
read by J. Michael McCullough
England, 1215. Jamie is on a mission for King John to retrieve something from a priestand the mysterious Eva is determined to thwart him. But Jamie and Eva must form a contentious alliance when a group of mercenaries kidnap the priest. Explicit descriptions of sex and some violence. 2011.

Longing: Bailey Flanigan Series, Book 3
DB74189 11 hours 38 minutes
by Karen Kingsbury
read by Theresa Conkin
In this sequel to Learning (DB 73921), the relationship between actors Bailey Flanigan and Brandon Paul deepens, and he secretly plans to propose to her. Bailey is still conflicted about her feelings for the long-silent Cody Coleman, but he too may have found his soul mate. 2011.

Rainshadow Road
DB74252 8 hours 16 minutes
by Lisa Kleypas
read by Tanya Eby
Artist Lucy is devastated when her boyfriend Kevin leaves her for his new loverLucys younger sister Alice. To help ingratiate himself to the siblings parents, Kevin convinces his friend Sam to court Lucy. Explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Twist of Fate
DB73831 9 hours 58 minutes
by Jayne Ann Krentz
read by Nellie Chalfant
Hannah Jessett teaches at a small college where few people know that shes the niece of famous anthropologist Elizabeth Nord. Then Hannah inherits her aunts priceless unpublished journals. Meanwhile, Hannah falls for an entrepreneur bent on destroying her brothers company. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 1986.

DB74235 6 hours 14 minutes
by Jayne Ann Krentz
read by Renee Raudman
After spending her childhood feeling intellectually inferior to her classmates, all Sophia Bennett wants for a boyfriend is a rugged cowboy. But when professor Max Travers meets Sophia, he does everything in his power to show he is the perfect man for her. Some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 1985.

The Taming of Ryder Cavanaugh
DB77161 17 hours 13 minutes
by Stephanie Laurens
read by Terry Donnelly
London, 1837. Bossy Mary Cynster searches for a husband who will bend to her every desire. Ryder Cavanaugh, while steering Mary away from his younger brother, becomes intrigued by her strong will and pursues her. Explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2013.

Tangled Reins
DB73748 9 hours 25 minutes
by Stephanie Laurens
read by Rosalyn Landor
Orphaned siblings Dorothea and Cecily leave the countryside to join their grandmother and high society in London. Their new neighbor, the notorious rake Lord Hazelmere, falls in love with Dorothea, but must convince her to marry him. Commercial audiobook. 1992.

A Rogue by Any Other Name
DB74329 13 hours 24 minutes
by Sarah MacLean
read by J. Michael McCullough
London, 1831. Lady Penelope Marbury and Michael, the marquess of Bourne, were childhood friends. Then Michael lost his entire estate on a betand departed for the London underworld. Ten years later, marriage to Penelope is key to his plans for regaining his lands. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

Learning to Love
DB74539 10 hours 28 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Two novellas centered on unlikely love. In Sugar and Spice librarian Jayne needs a school-reunion date, but her mysterious neighbor isnt the type she had in mind. In Love by Degree Ellen finally has an opportunity to attend college. To save money, she shares a house with three college boys—until the homeowners return threatens their arrangement. 1987.

Against the Wind
DB74445 8 hours 54 minutes
by Kat Martin
read by Kristin Allison
After her abusive husband is murdered, Sarah Allen and daughter Holly return to Wind Canyon, Wyoming, to escape his business colleagues threats. Sarah rents a cottage from her former classmate Jackson Raines, and the two fall in love. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

Making Spirits Bright
DB74037 12 hours 41 minutes
by Fern Michaels and
read by J. Michael McCullough
Four Christmas novellas filled with romance. In the title story, single Melanie McLaughlin applies to an adoption agency to fulfill her wish for children. Meanwhile, her friends brother, professor Bryce Landry, falls in love with Melanieand comes through for her when two orphaned siblings need a home. Bestseller. 2011.

Big Sky Wedding
DB77482 9 hours 33 minutes
by Linda Lael Miller
read by John Haag
Parable, Montana. Businesswoman Brylee Parrish, who has been jilted at the altar, does not want to fall in love. But then rodeo-rider-turned-movie-star Zane Sutton becomes her neighbor on the adjoining ranch. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2013.

The Girl You Left Behind
DB77666 14 hours 36 minutes
by Jojo Moyes
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
France, 1916. Sophie Lefèvre treasures the portrait her husband painted of her before going off to war. So does the German commander who takes over Sophies hotel. Ninety years later the painting hangs in the home of London widow Liv Halstonand Sophies descendants want it back. Some violence. 2012.

In Seconds
DB73747 12 hours 19 minutes
by Brenda Novak
read by Angela Dawe
Montana. After the events in Inside (DB 73746), Laurelnow called Vivianand her kids are hiding from her brother Virgils former prison gang. Sheriff Myles King falls in love with Vivian, whom he must protect. Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

DB73746 11 hours 59 minutes
by Brenda Novak
read by Angela Dawe
Virgil Skinner, recently exonerated of murder, returns to prison undercover in exchange for protection for his sister Laurels family. But Virgil doesnt count on chief deputy warden Peyton Adamss unexpected kindnessor on falling in love with her. Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

Pug Hill
DB77485 7 hours 59 minutes
by Alison Pace
read by Kristin Allison
Hope agrees to give a speech at her parents fortieth wedding anniversary party, despite her terror of public speaking. Struggling with her anxiety and her relationship issues, Hope seeks comfort at Pug Hill in Central Park, where New York Citys pet pug dogs frolic. Some strong language. 2006.

Perfect Fling
DB77226 9 hours 43 minutes
by Carly Phillips
read by Carol Dines
Serendipity, New York. Attorney Erin Marsden has a one-night stand with Cole Sanders, her teenage crush. Cole insists on no emotional attachments, but Erin discovers she is pregnant. Meanwhile, someone from Coles past as an undercover cop threatens Erin. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

No Longer a Gentleman
DB77518 12 hours 29 minutes
by Mary Jo Putney
read by Laura Giannarelli
France during the Napoleonic wars. British lord and spy Grey Sommers affair with a corrupt officials wife leads to a ten-year stint in a dungeon. During a truce, Greys boss Kirkland sends secret agent Cassie Fox to the continent to rescue Grey. Explicit descriptions of sex and some violence. 2012.

Just like Heaven
DB73373 11 hours 29 minutes
by Julia Quinn
read by Terry Donnelly
England, 1824. Marcus Holroyd, the earl of Chatteris, promised his absent friend Daniel Smythe-Smith, the lord of Winstead, not to let Daniels sister Honoria marry a wastrel. Marcus takes his task seriously but cant help falling in love with his charge. Some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2011.

And Mistress Makes Three
DB74144 9 hours 2 minutes
by Francis Ray
read by Erin Jones
Charleston, South Carolina. Gina Rawlings runs a business travel agency and has two unhappy, angry kids and a cheating husband. After her divorce Gina stages widower Max Broussards bed and breakfast. In exchange, he helps her with her websiteand falls in love. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2009.

Darling Jasmine
DB77629 13 hours 49 minutes
by Bertrice Small
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Skye OMalleys granddaughter Jasmine refuses King Jamess order to marry Jemmie Leslie, the Scottish earl of Glenkirk. Instead she takes her children to France. But Jemmie, who once loved Jasmine, refuses to take no for an answer and follows her. Explicit descriptions of sex. 1997.

Lost Love Found
DB77075 20 hours 8 minutes
by Bertrice Small
read by Abigail Maupin
England, 1600. Valentina, the widowed daughter of Conn OMalley St. Michael, is pursued by both her cousin Padraic and the earl of Kempe. But when an elderly servant questions Valentinas parentage, Valentina, Padraic, and the earl travel to Turkey for the truth. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 1989.

The Longest Ride
DB77603 13 hours 13 minutes
by Nicholas Sparks
read by various narrators
While stranded in his car after an accident, ninety-one-year-old Ira reminisces about his late wife Ruth. Ira is rescued days later by college student Sophia and her cowboy boyfriend Luke, whom she met at a rodeo. The two love stories entwine in surprising ways. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2013.

The Life List
DB77624 11 hours 15 minutes
by Lori Nelson Spielman
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Thirty-four-year-old Bretts wealthy, beloved mother stipulates in her will that Brett must fulfill her teenage life list to receive her inheritance. Brett loses her boyfriend, job, and home trying to live up to her mothers wishes but gains insight into her own needs. 2013.

Heat Wave
DB74175 8 hours 32 minutes
by Nancy Thayer
read by Kristin Allison
After Carleys husband dies, she discovers he has left her and their daughters in financial straits. To survive, Carley turns their Nantucket house into a bed-and-breakfast. The first summer is one of upheavaland newfound love. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

Willowleaf Lane
DB77220 10 hours 15 minutes
by RaeAnne Thayne
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Disgraced baseball player Spencer Gregory returns with his daughter to his hometown of Hopes Crossing, Colorado. Formerly obese Charlotte Caine, who has always loved Spencer, and her family welcome him back. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

His at Night
DB74561 10 hours 9 minutes
by Sherry Thomas
read by Annie Wauters
England, 1897. Lord Vere hides his vocation as a secret agent by acting as an amusing idiot in society. But while investigating Miss Elissande Edgertons uncle, Lord Vere and Elissande become entangled in a marriage of convenience. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. RITA Award. 2010.

The Luckiest Lady in London
DB77716 7 hours 38 minutes
by Sherry Thomas
read by Kristin Allison
Felix Rivendale, the marquess of Wrenworth, is Londons ideal gentlemanoutwardly perfect. But Louisa Cantwell, who is husband hunting, discovers that Lord Wrenworth is far from proper when he indecently proposes she become his mistress. Tempted by passion, Louisa fears for her heart. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Summer Brides
DB74093 7 hours 2 minutes
by Susan Wiggs and
read by Kristin Allison
Three romantic short stories. In The Borrowed Bride Isabel is whisked away from her bridal shower by a past lover. In A Bridge to Dreams Karyns canceled vacation leads to romance. In Sister of the Bride Katies sister marries Katies ex-boyfriend. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2010.

Science Fiction

DB74167 7 hours 3 minutes
by Ann Aguirre
read by Kristin Allison
In a post-apocalyptic future, Deuce, a loyal huntress, brings back meat while avoiding the deadly Freaks outside her underground enclave. But when she is partnered with outsider Fade, she begins to see that the ways of the elders may be horrifically wrong. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2011.

DB77487 12 hours 18 minutes
by Margaret Atwood
read by Mare Trevathan
Toby, Amanda, and Snowman-the-Jimmy, from The Year of the Flood (DB 69893), have rejoined Zeb and the MaddAddamites to search for Adam One. Standing in their way are the Painballers and a dark secret from Zebs past. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2013.

The Darkest Minds
DB77179 17 hours 11 minutes
by Alexandra Bracken
read by Nona Pipes
The Idiopathic Adolescent Acute Neurodegeneration virus has killed most American childrenand left others with dangerous powers. When the government quarantines survivors in rehabilitation camps, sixteen-year-old Ruby escapes. Some violence and some strong language. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2012.

His Clockwork Canary: The Glorious Victorious Darcys
DB77076 11 hours 15 minutes
by Beth Ciotta
read by Jill Fox
Simon Darcy, brother of Amelia from Her Sky Cowboy (DB 76219), continues the quest to restore the familys good name. While attempting to win Queen Victorias engineering competition, he encounters a reporter who happens to be a former lover. Explicit descriptions of sex, some strong language, and some violence. 2013.

Leviathan Wakes: The Expanse, Book 1
DB74083 20 hours 27 minutes
by James S.A. Corey
read by Jim Zeiger
When Jim Holden and the crew of his ice miner stumble upon the derelict ship Scopuli, they uncover a dangerous secret. Meanwhile, Detective Millers search for a missing girl leads him to the same ship and interplanetary civil war threatens. Violence and some strong language. 2011.

Star Wars: Crucible
DB77223 13 hours 14 minutes
by Troy Denning
read by Andy Pyle
While helping Lando Calrissian avoid a hostile takeover of his mining venture on the Outer Rim, Han and Leia Solo encounter hostile aliens. Han, Leia, and Luke Skywalker team up to find out the source of this new threat to the Republicbut an old foe is hunting Han. Violence. 2013.

Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi; Apocalypse
DB77129 18 hours 20 minutes
by Troy Denning
read by Alec Volz
After the events of Ascension (DB 73875), the Jedi knights make their stand against the Sith on Coruscant. A surprise attack removes much of the Sith threat, but Abeloth has laid traps for unwary Jedi. Some violence. 2012.

The Lord of Opium
DB77385 11 hours 14 minutes
by Nancy Farmer
read by Mark Delgado
Fourteen-year-old Matt adjusts to being the new leader of Opium, a corrupt drug empire. But hidden within Opium is the cure for the worlds demise. Sequel to The House of the Scorpion (DB 55927). Some violence and some strong language. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2013.

DB77689 16 hours 7 minutes
by Mira Grant
read by Christine Lakin
2027. When Sally Mitchell awoke from a coma after a horrific car accident, her survival was attributed to her genetically engineered, disease-fighting tapeworm. Now six years later, Sally and her boyfriend Nathan are discovering that the parasites might have a more sinister purpose. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Humans
DB77196 8 hours 10 minutes
by Matt Haig
read by Gary Tipton
An alien visitor takes the form of professor Andrew Martin to study humansand to derail a discovery that the real Martin has made. He bonds with Martins wife and son, leaving him with a difficult decision when his mission demands closure. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

DB74417 23 hours 8 minutes
by Brian Herbert and
Kevin J. Anderson
read by Erik Sandvold
When General Tiber Adolphus fails to liberate the corrupt Constellation government run by Diadem Michella Duchenet, he is exiled to Hallholme. Also called Hellhole, the planet is a dumping zone for undesirables. Adolphus rehabilitates the outcasts and plans a new rebellion. Violence and some strong language. 2011.

The Carbon Diaries 2017
DB74497 10 hours 5 minutes
by Saci Lloyd
read by Eva Wilhelm
After her family struggles to adapt to life on a farm, Laura returns to college in London. There she discovers she is homeless and takes up with anarchists from the docks. Sequel to The Carbon Diaries 2015 (DB 69607). Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2009.

DB77308 10 hours 7 minutes
by Alex London
read by Jon Huffman
In a futuristic world, privileged and wealthy Knox has a poor proxy, Syd, who takes the punishment for Knoxs misbehaviors. After Knox kills someone in a car crash, Syd is sentenced to deathbut together they fight the system. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Betrayer of Worlds
DB73580 11 hours 59 minutes
by Larry Niven and
Edward M. Lerner
read by Corrie James
Trapped in the middle of a civil war, Louis Wu takes on an assignment from Puppeteer Nessus in exchange for assistance escaping. Meanwhile power-hungry Puppeteer politician Achilles strives to become leader of his race. Sequel to Destroyer of Worlds (DB 71615). Some violence. 2010.

DB74331 10 hours 0 minutes
by Lauren Oliver
read by Erin Jones
Lena joins the resistance fighters after the horrific events in Delirium (DB 72820). While on a mission to observe the oppressive Deliria-Free America group, she meets Julian, the son of the organizations founder. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2012.

DB73449 16 hours 32 minutes
by John Ringo
read by Erik Sandvold
With the battle against the Horvath, begun in Live Free or Die (DB 70635), scarcely over, humanity and its allies face a new threat: the Rangora Empire. Engineering apprentice Dana Parker and two other navy recruits do their part in the expanding galactic war. Some strong language. 2011.

DB77550 11 hours 9 minutes
by Veronica Roth
read by Mark Ashby
Tris Prior jumps at the chance to leave the city she grew up inbut discovers the world beyond Chicago is more disturbing than she imagined. Sequel to Insurgent (DB 74836). Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Roadside Picnic
DB74572 8 hours 5 minutes
by Arkady Strugatsky and
Boris Strugatsky
read by Alec Volz
Red Schuhart makes his living scavenging, or stalking, in the Zone, a dangerous area filled with abandoned alien artifacts. During a legitimate mission with his co-worker Kirill, something goes awrybut the lucrative black-market trade draws Red back into the Zone despite the risks. Strong language and some violence. 1972.

The Cassini Code: A Galahad Book
DB74731 7 hours 49 minutes
by Dom Testa
read by Mark Delgado
After the events in The Web of Titan (DB 74454), Triana and the Council plan to continue the mission of the Galahad to colonize a distant planet. But Merit Simms, who is determined to return to Earth, is gathering followers for his cause. For senior high and older readers. 2008.

Halo: Glasslands
DB74317 17 hours 27 minutes
by Karen Traviss
read by John Polk
In the world of the video game Halo, the Kilo-Five team must balance protecting a fragile peace with discovering the whereabouts of rogue scientist Dr. Catherine Halsey, who created the Spartans. Some violence and some strong language. 2011.

Ashes, Ashes
DB74353 9 hours 11 minutes
by Jo Treggiari
read by Theresa Conkin
In a future world devastated by illness and environmental catastrophes, Lucy Lucky Holloway lives alone. But when she befriends a group of survivors, she faces a new threatthe Sweepers, who kidnap healthy individuals to experiment on. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2011.

Two Fronts: The War That Came Early
DB77267 14 hours 29 minutes
by Harry Turtledove
read by Bruce Huntey
After the events of Coup d’Etat (DB 75183), Germany is fighting on two frontsthree if you count the countrys internal strife. America faces pressures from the Japanese in the Pacific, and people on the home front are feeling the hardships of war. Violence and strong language. 2013.

Breakfast of Champions; or, Goodbye Blue Monday!
DB74704 7 hours 31 minutes
by Kurt Vonnegut
read by Jim Zeiger
A wealthy businessman turns violent after becoming convinced that an obscure science-fiction writers story is true in this absurdist novel that explores the struggle to remain human in a world that turns people into robots. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 1973.

DB74340 10 hours 46 minutes
by Daniel H. Wilson
read by Jack Fox
In the near future, artificial intelligence leaps ahead of humans abilities and can no longer be contained. When a computer program escapes from the lab and initiates random attacks, most people remain unaware until too laterobots have already taken over the world. Violence and strong language. 2011.

The 5th Wave
DB76631 14 hours 26 minutes
by Rick Yancey
read by Margaret Strom
Few survivors remain on Earth after an alien invasion, and its hard to know who is human. Determined to fight extinction, Cassie joins Evan and together they search for a group of captured children that includes her little brother. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Short Stories

What We Talk about When We Talk about Anne Frank: Stories
DB74461 6 hours 53 minutes
by Nathan Englander
read by Patrick Downer
Eight short stories focusing on Jewish life. In the title piece two couplesone a Hasidic pair from Israel, the other a secular husband and wife from south Floridareveal their inner souls while discussing Holocaust victim Anne Frank. In Camp Sundown a bucolic Berkshires retreat turns violent. Bestseller. 2012.

Homicide Survivors Picnic and Other Stories
DB73440 8 hours 15 minutes
by Lorraine M. López
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Ten short stories, many featuring Latino protagonists. In the title piece a fourteen-year-old boy demonstrates his love for his older sister, who is pregnant by her recently murdered boyfriend. In Women Speak a teacher gains strength from her daughters ambition and a refugees speech. Some strong language. PEN/Faulkner finalist. 2009.

Rags and Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales
DB77733 11 hours 0 minutes
edited by Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt
read by Bernard Setaro Clark
Eighteen award-winning and bestselling authors reimagine their favorite classic stories. Neil Gaimans The Sleeper and the Spindle was inspired by Sleeping Beauty. Includes works by Holly Black, Garth Nix, Rick Yancey, and others. Some violence and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Other People We Married
DB74848 5 hours 40 minutes
by Emma Straub
read by Mary Kane
Twelve tales detailing a point of change in peoples lives. In the title story Franny goes on vacation with her husband Jim, son Bobby, and gay best friend Charlie. While watching Bobby one morning, Charlie discovers Jims real feelings for him. Strong language. 2011.

Spies and Espionage

The Trinity Six
DB74287 12 hours 41 minutes
by Charles Cumming
read by Gregory Gorton
Scholar Sam Gaddis needs money quickly, so he accepts his friend Charlottes offer to collaborate on a book about the rumored sixth member of Englands notorious Cambridge spy ring. When Charlotte suddenly dies, Sam continues where she left off. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2011.

Once a Spy
DB71854 9 hours 31 minutes
by Keith Thomson
read by Conrad Feininger
Charlie fetches his father, Drummond Clark, from an Alzheimers-induced excursion and returns him to his home, where they barely escape an explosion. When an assassin follows them, Drummond displays unexpected combat abilities. The stunned Charlie must determine why his father is being targeted. Strong language and some violence. 2010.

Sports and Recreation

Payback Time
DB71870 6 hours 20 minutes
by Carl Deuker
read by Erik Synnestvedt
Lincoln High School, Seattle. Overweight and shy Daniel Mitch True, sports reporter for the school newspaper, is determined to learn the real story behind Angel Marichal, a talented new football player who refuses to draw attention on the fieldor to discuss his past. For junior and senior high readers. 2010.

Calico Joe
DB74690 5 hours 25 minutes
by John Grisham
read by Patrick Downer
In 1973 Chicago Cubs record-breaking rookie Joe Castle from Calico Rock, Arkansas, steps up to bat against New York Mets pitcher Warren Traceyand the outcome changes both their lives. Decades later Warren is dying, and his son Paul tries to bring the two ballplayers back together. Bestseller. 2012.


The Absent One
DB77468 12 hours 56 minutes
by Jussi Adler-Olsen
read by Gregory Maupin
Copenhagens Detective Mørck is intrigued by the decades-old killing of the Jørgensen siblingsbut the case already has a conviction. Meanwhile, some wealthy men are desperately searching for the troubled woman who shared their violent youth. Translated from Danish. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

A Conspiracy of Faith: A Department Q Novel
DB77456 18 hours 0 minutes
by Jussi Adler-Olsen
read by Jason Culp
Copenhagen. A kidnapper has been snatching and ransoming pairs of children from reclusive religious families who dont report the crimes. Years ago one victim put a note in a bottlewhich finally reaches Detective Carl Mørcks quirky staff. Translated from Danish. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2013.

Zero Day
DB73933 14 hours 22 minutes
by David Baldacci
read by Jim Zeiger
When a colonel and his family are murdered in their remote West Virginia home, the army sends investigator John Puller to the crime scene. Puller arrives to find yet another body, and joins forces with the local detective investigating the case, Sergeant Samantha Cole. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2011.

The Accident
DB74117 12 hours 19 minutes
by Linwood Barclay
read by Peter Berkrot
After his wife Sheila is killed in a drunk-driving accident she caused, struggling contractor Glen Garber is angry and confusedSheila never drank that much. When the mother of his eight-year-old daughters best friend also dies mysteriously, Glens suspicions deepen. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

A Tap on the Window
DB77221 12 hours 38 minutes
by Linwood Barclay
read by Ray Foushee
Grief-stricken PI Cal Weaver agrees to drive home a rain-drenched girl who says she knew Cals son Scott, who fatally jumped off a building while high. But the girl disappears, prompting Cal to investigate the mysterious goings-on in his upstate New York town. Strong language and some violence. 2013.

Force of Nature
DB74466 12 hours 15 minutes
by C.J. Box
read by Jim Zeiger
John Nemecek, the former Special Forces mentor of falconer Nate Romanowski, now has reason to want Nate dead. Nate is skilled at living off the grid but knows Nemecek will target his friends, including Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett and his family. Violence and strong language. 2012.

Light of the World: A Dave Robicheaux Novel
DB77212 20 hours 58 minutes
by James Lee Burke
read by J.P. Linton
Louisiana detective Dave Robicheaux is vacationing in Montana with his daughter Alafair and friends. But the trip turns deadly after someone shoots an arrow at Alafair. Suspects include a rodeo cowboy and a serial killer. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2013.

The Last Girl
DB77281 14 hours 36 minutes
by Jane Casey
read by Colleen Delany
Detective Constable Maeve Kerrigan investigates the brutal slaying of wealthy Vita Kennford and her teenage daughter in their living room. But Vitas philandering husbanda criminal attorneyand her other twin daughter are less than forthcoming. Meanwhile, a stalker harasses Maeve. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

Heat Rises
DB74265 11 hours 25 minutes
by Richard Castle
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
NYPD detective Nikki Heat learns she aced the lieutenants exam. But her investigation into the death of a priest at a bondage-club leads to Heats suspension, after she is blamed for a media leak. She turns to journalist Rook for help. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2011.

Stay Close
DB74435 11 hours 13 minutes
by Harlan Coben
read by Scott Brick
Soccer mom Megan hidesand missesher former stripping career. The cause of Megans identity change still torments her ex-boyfriend Ray. Meanwhile, detective Broome continues searching for Megans long-vanished customer. The three are brought together by a new missing-person case. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

DB74056 12 hours 13 minutes
by Michael Crichton and
Richard Preston
read by Jack Fox
Seven grad students fly to Hawaii for job interviews with Vin Drakes Nanigen Micro-Technologies. But after they uncover Drakes villainy, he shrinks them to half an inch in size. They escape into a rain forest, where they battle hired killers and the forces of nature. Violence. Bestseller. 2011.

Night School
DB77309 11 hours 29 minutes
by C.J. Daugherty
read by Abigail Maupin
After sixteen-year-old Allie gets arrested one too many times for vandalism, her disappointed parents ship her off to a mysterious, elite boarding school called Cimmeria Academy. Allie soon discovers that the school is not what it seems. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2012.

DB73153 14 hours 14 minutes
by Jeffery Deaver
read by Mark Ashby
As a bodyguard, or shepherd, federal agent Corte is assigned to protect Washington, D.C., detective Ryan Kessler and his family. The torturer, or lifter, after them is Henry Loving, who murdered Cortes mentor. Corte moves the family frequently while searching for Lovings motiveand employer. Violence and some strong language. 2010.

Crosscut: An Evan Delaney Novel
DB74415 13 hours 4 minutes
by Meg Gardiner
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Writer Evan Delaney and her boyfriend attend Evans fifteen-year high-school reunion and are shocked to learn that many members of her class have died. Their suspicions are aroused, then later confirmed when someone begins murdering the remaining classmates one by one. Violence and strong language. 2005.

The Shadow Tracer
DB77246 11 hours 46 minutes
by Meg Gardiner
read by Catherine Byers
Single mom Sarah Kellers expertise is tracking people who have gone on the lam. But the tables are turned after an accident, when doctors discover a microchip implanted in her daughter Zoe. It identifies Sarahs murdered sister as Zoes motherso Sarah snatches Zoe and flees. Violence and strong language. 2013.

The Last Witness
DB77331 10 hours 29 minutes
by W.E.B. Griffin and
William E. Butterworth IV
read by Scott Brick
Philadelphia. Homicide Detective Matt Paynes investigation of a young womans murder in a Society Hill home invasion uncovers the ugly underworld of Mexican drug cartels and the Russian mob. Strong language and some violence. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Skeleton Box: A Starvation Lake Mystery
DB74843 10 hours 57 minutes
by Bryan Gruley
read by Gregory Gorton
While the residents of Starvation Lake, Michigan, play bingo, someone breaks into their homesbut takes nothing. Then cop Darlene Espers mother is murdered by the startled intruder. Newspaper editor Gus Carpenter and his new reporter investigate. Some strong language. 2012.

The Fear Artist
DB77079 11 hours 48 minutes
by Timothy Hallinan
read by ToddFox
Expat travel writer Poke Rafferty is getting paint for his Bangkok apartment when he is knocked over by a running photographer, who is then shot dead. Thai special agents cover up the killing and set their sights on Rafferty, causing him to go underground. Violence and strong language. 2012.

A Nail through the Heart: A Novel of Bangkok
DB74763 11 hours 57 minutes
by Timothy Hallinan
read by Dan Bloom
Travel-guide author Poke Rafferty has landed in Bangkok and formed a family with former prostitute Rose and street child Miaow. Pokes life becomes complicated when he agrees to take in Miaows troubled friend, locate a distraught Aussie womans uncle, and find a thief. 2007.

The Fear Index
DB74441 11 hours 5 minutes
by Robert Harris
read by Jim Zeiger
Scientist Alex Hoffmanns inventionan artificial-intelligence computer that predicts financial markets ups and downshas made him a wealthy hedge-fund manager. But after an intruder breaks into his Geneva mansion and other mysterious happenings occur, Hoffmann becomes increasingly fearful that someone is trying to destroy him. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2011.

A Devil Is Waiting
DB74158 7 hours 57 minutes
by Jack Higgins
read by Michael Page
Sean Dillon and the antiterrorist team known as the Prime Ministers private army race to stop Muslim extremists from assassinating the American president during his visit to London. Captain Sara Gideon, a linguist just returned from Afghanistan, joins Dillon and his colleagues. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Soft Target
DB74392 7 hours 58 minutes
by Stephen Hunter
read by Phil Gigante
On Black Friday, Somali jihadists kill the Santa at a giant Minnesota mall and take a thousand shoppers hostage. As lawmen try to negotiate, ex-marine Ray Cruz fights back from insidenot realizing a young video-game designer is choreographing and filming the event. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

Ready to Die
DB77307 13 hours 2 minutes
by Lisa Jackson
read by CeceliaRiddett
As Detective Pescoli arrives at Sheriff Graysons house on Christmas morning intending to resign, Grayson is gunned down. While Grayson remains in a coma, Pescoli and her partner Detective Alvarez hunt for the shooterand learn a judge was murdered in a similar fashion while skiing. Violence and strong language. 2013.

Silencing Eve
DB77524 12 hours 36 minutes
by Iris Johansen
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Following the events in Hunting Eve (DB 77134), deranged Jim Doane still holds forensic sculptor Eve Duncan captive after faking both their deaths. Meanwhile Eves family and friendshaving determined that she is still alivedo everything in their power to save her. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Insomnia: The Night Walkers, Book 1
DB77445 8 hours 36 minutes
by J.R. Johansson
read by Michael Scherer
For four years sixteen-year-old Parker has entered the dreams of the last person he sees, never sleeping himself. Parker fears he will die of exhaustion. When he enters Mias uncomplicated dreams, Parker finds rest. Desperate for sleep, Parker seeks her out. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

The Orphan Masters Son
DB74282 17 hours 32 minutes
by Adam Johnson
read by Mark Delgado
North Korea. Pak Jun Do spends his childhood on an orphan slave-labor creweven though his father runs the orphanage. Later he is placed on kidnap duty, snatching Japanese citizens whose skills are needed. Over time, his assignments grow increasingly dangerous. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2012.

The Fire Witness
DB77078 15 hours 25 minutes
by Lars Kepler
read by John Polk
Under internal review, Swedish detective Joona Linna can only observe the double murder investigation at a home for wayward girls. But Linna is soon frantically looking for a young suspect and a four-year-old. Originally published in Swedish in 2011. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Turn of Mind
DB74120 9 hours 48 minutes
by Alice LaPlante
read by Jean Reed Bahle
Recently widowed hand surgeon Jennifer White is suffering from dementia. When her longtime friend Amanda is found dead with four fingers surgically removed, Jennifer becomes a person of interest. A police detective probes Jennifers fragmented memories while the caretaker and children she rarely recognizes try to protect her. Strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

Dexters Final Cut
DB77466 14 hours 40 minutes
by Jeff Lindsay
read by Alec Volz
Blood-spatter analyst Dexter Morganwho is secretly a serial killerand his sister Sergeant Deborah Morgan are shadowed by actors who will star in a television pilot about a police department. Dexter likes the acting lifestyle, but the experience is interrupted by murder. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

DB74469 10 hours 21 minutes
by Rosamund Lupton
read by Gabriella Cavallero
London. When pregnant art student Tess is found dead, police conclude she committed suicide. Her sister Beatrice refuses to believe that and takes a hard look at the married man who fathered Tesss baby, a classmate who was stalking Tess, and a medical study Tess was participating in. Some strong language. 2010.

Supreme Justice
DB74795 7 hours 52 minutes
by Phillip Margolin
read by Mark Delgado
PI Dana Cutler, Supreme Court clerk Brad Miller, and FBI agent Keith Evans, from Executive Privilege (DB/RC 68322), join forces again to investigate an Oregon crime linked to a Supreme Court case. A woman is accused of murdering the only survivor of a ship massacre. Violence and strong language. 2010.

The Infatuations
DB77488 11 hours 36 minutes
by Javier Marías
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Madrid. Every morning at a cafe, María takes pleasure in observing a content middle-aged couple. After the man is brutally murdered, María befriends the widow and falls for their family friend. Then María overhears an ominous conversation. Originally published in Spanish. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2012.

Neighborhood Watch
DB71852 9 hours 6 minutes
by Cammie McGovern
read by Celeste Lawson
Twelve years after shes wrongly imprisoned for killing her neighbor while sleepwalking, librarian Betsy Treading is released based on DNA evidence. As she now begins her own investigation into the murder, Betsy learns startling things about herself and her suburban neighbors. Some strong language. 2010.

Heart of the Hunter
DB77135 10 hours 38 minutes
by Deon Meyer
read by Jack Fox
1984. Former mercenary Tiny Mpayipheli is now leading a quiet life in the post-apartheid South African countryside. When a friend is kidnapped, the friends daughter asks Tiny to help deliver the ransom to Zambia within seventy-two hours. Originally published in Afrikaans in 2002. Violence and strong language. 2003.

The Bat
DB77081 9 hours 7 minutes
by Jo Nesbø
read by Jack Fox
In this first Harry Hole novel, the Norwegian detective travels to Australia to observe the investigation of the murder of twenty-three-year-old Inger Holter, a former television host in Norway. Originally published in Norwegian in 1997. Violence and strong language. 2012.

DB77559 18 hours 35 minutes
by Jo Nesbø
read by Jason Culp
Someone is luring Oslo cops to the scenes of their unsolved murder cases and killing them. Harry Hole was shot in the head during the events of Phantom (DB 75522), so his colleagues try to find the culprit without him. Originally published in Norwegian. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2013.

Private Games
DB74689 9 hours 9 minutes
by James Patterson and
Mark Sullivan
read by Gregory Gorton
As the 2012 Olympic Games open in London, a psychopath known as Cronus works feverishly to destroy them. Investigator Peter Knight, with the firm Private, has a personal and professional stake in catching the fiend: his mothers fiancéa games organizerwas killed by Cronus. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2012.

Private: #1 Suspect
DB74127 7 hours 13 minutes
by James Patterson and
Maxine Paetro
read by Jack Fox
PI Jack Morgan arrives home and finds his ex-lover Colleen in his beddead. Morgan soon becomes the prime suspect in Colleens murder. While under investigation himself, Morgan and his colleagues look into a series of hotel killings and, reluctantly, a Mafia pharmaceutical van-jacking. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2012.

Choke Point
DB77137 11 hours 40 minutes
by Ridley Pearson
read by John Polk
Moved by an article on child labor in an Amsterdam rug factory, a philanthropist hires the security firm Rutherford Risk to save the girls in the sweatshop. Operatives John Knox and Grace Chu are assigned the job. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Night Film
DB77386 22 hours 0 minutes
by Marisha Pessl
read by Gregory Gorton
After piano prodigy Ashley Cordova is found dead from an apparent suicide, journalist Scott McGrath investigates to determine if her father Stanislas, a reclusive cult-movie director, was involved. The last time he attempted to expose Stanislas, Scott lost his job and ruined his marriage. Strong language. Bestseller. 2013.

DB77231 7 hours 57 minutes
by David Rosenfelt
read by Andy Pyle
When a judge is killed, clues point to addict Steven Gallagher, whom New Jersey cop Luke Somers shoots in self-defense. Stevens brother Chris kidnaps Lukes brother Bryan in retaliation. Chris gives Luke a week to clear Stevens nameor Bryan dies. Some violence. 2013.

DB77229 14 hours 52 minutes
by Marcus Sakey
read by John Polk
Since 1980 a high number of people were born with exceptional talents. Among these so-called brilliants is agent Nick Cooper, who hunts down gifted terrorists. But when he learns that his agency will brainwash his four-year-old daughter, Nick makes a dangerous deal. Violence and strong language. 2013.

Storm Front
DB77558 9 hours 22 minutes
by John Sandford
read by Gregory Gorton
When dying minister Elijah Jones smuggles a just-discovered ancient relic out of Israel and brings it back to Minnesota, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agent Virgil Flowers must help recover it before it is sold or stolen again. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2013.

Mortal Bonds
DB77668 13 hours 7 minutes
by Michael Sears
read by Erik Sandvold
After William von Beckers investment bank folds in a Ponzi scandal and the incarcerated von Becker commits suicide, his family hires ex-con financial investigator Jason Stafford to find the money they believe von Becker hid away. Meanwhile, Staffords ex-wife arrives to visit their autistic son. Violence and strong language. 2013.

The English Girl
DB77265 12 hours 50 minutes
by Daniel Silva
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Art restorer and ex-Israeli spy Gabriel Allon is once again called out of retirement. This time he is tasked with finding Madeline Hart, the British prime ministers secret lover, who was kidnapped while vacationing on the island of Corsica. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2013.

A Faint Cold Fear
DB74126 13 hours 45 minutes
by Karin Slaughter
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Georgia coroner Sara Linton and her ex-husband, detective Jeffrey Tolliver, investigate a series of suicidesor murdersat the local college. Then Saras pregnant sister is attacked on the campus, where former policewoman Lena Adams now works. Sequel to Kisscut (DB 73886). Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2003.

Execution: Escape from Furnace, Book 5
DB77194 8 hours 55 minutes
by Alexander Gordon Smith
read by Gregory Maupin
Alex Sawyer has escaped the underground nightmare only to discover the world above is much worse than when he left it. He must confront Alfred Furnace in an epic showdown. Series finale. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2011.

Fugitives: Escape from Furnace, Book 4
DB77136 7 hours 28 minutes
by Alexander Gordon Smith
read by Gregory Maupin
After an incredible escape, Alex is now tainted with superhuman abilities. He must evade capture while racing to uncover the truth about the man who built the prison and developed the Nectar serum. Sequel to Death Sentence (DB 73653). Some violence. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2010.

Never Knowing
DB74118 12 hours 17 minutes
by Chevy Stevens
read by Carrington MacDuffie
Adopted Sara Gallagher, now a mom, tries to locate her birth parents. Sara is horrified to learn that her birth mother was raped by her biological fathera notorious serial killer. But when he starts calling Sara, she must befriend him to assist in his capture. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

Shortcut Man
DB74310 5 hours 1 minute
by P.G. Sturges
read by Jack Fox
Old ladies who have been swindled by contractors and landlords who need squatters removed hire Dick Henry to set things right. Now a porn producer wants Dick to tail his unfaithful wife Judy. But Dick knows Judy as Lynette”—his lover. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2011.

Quarantine: The Saints, Book 2
DB77162 9 hours 5 minutes
by Lex Thomas
read by Jason Griffith
The virus that quarantined McKinley High has wreaked havoc in the outside world. When a group of infected teens break into the school, new alliances are formedand Will and Lucy fight harder to survive. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Full Black: A Thriller
DB73860 13 hours 13 minutes
by Brad Thor
read by John Polk
Counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath infiltrates a terrorist network to thwart a plot to annihilate the United States. Meanwhile, Russian assassins target a Hollywood filmmaker who accidently exposed a power brokers radical anti-American agenda. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2011.

DB77644 11 hours 54 minutes
by Scott Turow
read by HenryLeyva
As state senator Paul Gianis runs for mayor, his identical twin Cass is released after serving twenty-five years for murdering Casss girlfriend Dita. But Ditas brotherwho is convinced Paul was involvedhas private detectives reinvestigate the case. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2013.

Compound Fractures
DB77314 12 hours 22 minutes
by Stephen White
read by Jack Fox
Series finale picks up where Line of Fire (DB 75260) ended. While psychologist Alan Gregory is reeling from the shooting of his wife, assistant DA Lauren, he must also deal with a crime he helped his Boulder cop friend commit years agoand help solve a cold case. Strong language. 2013.

Winters Bone
DB72910 5 hours 27 minutes
by Daniel Woodrell
read by Celeste Lawson
Sixteen-year-old Rees father Jessup puts their house up for bond and disappears. If Jessup misses his court date, the familyRee, her mentally ill mother, and two younger brotherswill lose their home. Ree searches for Jessup in the wintry Ozarks, confronting kinfolk and meth dealers. Violence and strong language. 2006.

Dark Revelations: A Level 26 Thriller Featuring Steve Dark
DB74868 7 hours 49 minutes
by Anthony E. Zuiker
read by Mark Delgado
Steve Dark and the Global Alliance team race the clock to stop an international killer. The mastermind who calls himself Labyrinth is using the Internet to alert the world to his actions. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

War Stories

The Daughters of Mars
DB77476 20 hours 40 minutes
by Thomas Keneally
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
Australia, 1915. Sisters Sally and Naomi Durance, both nurses, volunteer for military duty after the death of their mother. They serve in Gallipoli and then France. Each finds the possibility of love, but it is threatened by the dangers of war. Some violence. 2013.

Goshawk Squadron
DB77477 8 hours 19 minutes
by Derek Robinson
read by Robert Sams
1918. Twenty-three-year-old Stanley Woolley, the disillusioned commander of a British flight squadron on the Western Front during World War I, trains his younger, inexperienced pilots to fly biplanes in combatknowing they will all soon be dead. Some violence and some strong language. 1971.

DB77560 18 hours 4 minutes
by Roxana Robinson
read by Erik Sandvold
Lieutenant Conrad Farrell returns home from two tours of duty in Iraq with post-traumatic stress disorder. Alienated from his family and girlfriend, Conrad tries to cope with his demons alone when the Veterans Administration provides inadequate help. Violence and strong language. 2013.


Willow Basin: A Western Sextet
DB73084 7 hours 8 minutes
by Peter Dawson
read by John Haag
Six short western tales by Dawson, a.k.a. Jon Glidden. In Posse of Outlawed Men Montana Pierce tries to stop unscrupulous, land-hungry rancher Ralph Frazer from snatching up all the property in the area. Some violence and some strong language. 2010.

Sudden Fury: The Last Gunfighter
DB74496 8 hours 15 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Gregory Gorton
Some sort of beast is viciously killing loggers in Californias redwood country. Timber-company owner Chamberlain puts a bounty on what is being dubbed the Terror. But Chamberlains daughter believes the Terror is her long-missing brother and pleads with drifter Frank Morgan to help him. Violence and some strong language. 2009.

The Man from Yesterday
DB74733 5 hours 13 minutes
by Wayne D. Overholser
read by Mark Ashby
Cascade City, Oregon. Nineteen-year-old rancher Neal Clark kills two men during a bank robbery, but a third man escapes and sends Neal threatening letters. Eight years later the mysterious robber returns in disguise to get Neals family. 1956.

And the Wind Blows Free
DB74542 6 hours 14 minutes
by Luke Short
read by Patrick Downer
Kansas, 1884. Thirty-year-old Jim Wade needs a quick fortune to support himself and the married woman he loves. Hoping to build a cattle empire, Wade leases a million acres of grassland from the Cheyenne. Meanwhile, desperation rises on nearby Indian reservations. 1945.

Wild Side of the River: A Western Story
DB74735 6 hours 29 minutes
by Michael Zimmer
read by Gregory Gorton
Ethan Wilder returns from a long hunting trip to his familys Montana ranch. He discovers that one of his brothers is on the run after allegedly assaulting a girl, another is feuding with their father, and a third is in Canada selling horses. Meanwhile, settlers are being bushwhacked. 2011.

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Adult Nonfiction


Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II
DB77077 10 hours 49 minutes
by Mitchell Zuckoff
read by Scott Reynolds
Recounts the crash of three U.S. military planesincluding a B-17 bomberin Greenland in 1942. Describes the crew members struggle to survive the Arctic conditions and the search for the wreckage of one of the downed flights seven decades later. 2013.

Animals and Wildlife

A Street Cat Named Bob: And How He Saved My Life
DB77202 6 hours 25 minutes
by James Bowen
read by Alec Volz
London street musician and recovering drug addict Bowen recounts his 2007 discovery of an injured stray cat he named Bob, with whom he became inseparable. Describes the ways the companions have helped each other and become known around the world. Bestseller. 2013.

Cat Daddy: What the Worlds Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me about Life, Love, and Coming Clean
DB74764 8 hours 20 minutes
by Jackson Galaxy
read by Bill Wallace
Cat behaviorist and star of TVs My Cat from Hell recounts working at an animal shelter and adopting injured feline Benny, who changed his life. Describes giving up drugs and overeating while honing his methods and techniques on prickly, beloved Benny for thirteen years. Strong language. 2012.

Super Species: The Creatures That Will Dominate the Planet
DB73489 10 hours 4 minutes
by Garry Hamilton
read by Kerry Dukin
Profiles invasive species that are dominating ecosystems around the world. Describes their adaptive traits, methods for spreading to new territories, and the environmental damage they cause. Discusses different scientific viewpoints on the species effects on biodiversity. For senior high and older readers. 2010.

Giant George: Life with the Worlds Biggest Dog
DB74533 6 hours 7 minutes
by Dave Nasser
read by Gregory Maupin
Nasser chronicles life with his familys Great Dane, Giant George. Describes getting George, a runt, in 2005; Georges rapid growth; Nasser almost giving the puppy away; and Guinness World Records in 2010 citing Georgeat nearly four feet tall and seven feet longas the tallest dog ever. 2011.


Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the Creators of Superman
DB76844 21 hours 5 minutes
by Brad Ricca
read by Gary Telles
English professor details the lives of Joe Shuster (1914–1992) and Jerry Siegel (1914–1996), the creators of the first comic book hero. Explores their early years in Cleveland, creation of the famous character during the Great Depression, and lives post-Superman. 2013.


Once upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its Aftermath
DB74411 6 hours 17 minutes
by Mimi Alford
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Author relates the seventeen-month sexual relationship she had at the age of nineteen with President John F. Kennedy. Describes accepting an unsolicited White House summer internship in 1962 as an inexperienced adolescent and becoming the object of the presidents physical desires shortly afterward. Some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2012.

Princess Noire: The Tumultuous Reign of Nina Simone
DB71869 16 hours 12 minutes
by Nadine Cohodas
read by Celeste Lawson
Biography of musician Nina Simone (1933–2003) chronicles her training as a classical pianist, foray into singing and jazz, and rise from Atlantic City clubs to the Newport Jazz Festival and European venues. Discusses Simones financial troubles, civil rights involvement, and mental illness that affected her career and personal life. 2010.

Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots
DB74459 9 hours 56 minutes
by Deborah Feldman
read by Annie Wauters
Author, born in the 1980s, describes being raised by her Hasidic grandparents in Brooklyns Williamsburg neighborhood after her mother left her developmentally disabled father. Discusses being an outcast and her arranged marriage, limited access to reading material, and lack of educational or employment opportunities. Bestseller. 2012.

The Butler: A Witness to History
DB77491 2 hours 52 minutes
by Wil Haygood
read by Jake Williams
Washington Post writer chronicles the life of African American butler Eugene Allen (1919–2010) who served in the White House for eight presidential administrations, from Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan. Discusses the making of the 2013 movie starring Forest Whitaker. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2013.

The Other Barack: The Bold and Reckless Life of President Obamas Father
DB74055 11 hours 36 minutes
by Sally H. Jacobs
read by Gregory Maupin
Boston Globe reporter investigates the life of Kenyan economist Barack Obama (1936–1982), father of the forty-fourth U.S. president. Highlights the senior Obamas tribal family and childhood, education at the University of Hawaii and Harvard, role in post-colonial Kenya, multiple marriages, and personality. 2011.

A Great Unrecorded History: A New Life of E.M. Forster
DB73809 15 hours 17 minutes
by Wendy Moffat
read by Kristin Allison
Biography of British author E.M. Forster (1879–1970) views his public life and writing career through the lens of his homosexuality. Discusses Forsters sexual repression in the social context of his era and explains why he considered Maurice (DB 72393) to be unpublishable during his lifetime. 2010.

Angelina: An Unauthorized Biography
DB71864 15 hours 56 minutes
by Andrew Morton
read by Kimberly Schraf
Biography of award-winning actress Angelina Jolie (born 1975), daughter of actor Jon Voight. Analyzes Jolies abandonment by her parents during her first year and her subsequent drug use and bisexuality. Discusses her role as a U.N. Goodwill ambassador and a mother of six children. Some strong language. 2010.

Second Suns: Two Doctors and Their Amazing Quest to Restore Sight and Save Lives
DB77130 15 hours 26 minutes
by David Oliver Relin
read by Barry Bernson
The late coauthor of Three Cups of Tea (DB 64285) describes following ophthalmologists Geoffrey Tabin and Sanduk Ruit as they performed eye surgeries in rural Nepal. Discusses the 1995 founding of the Himalayan Cataract Project to prevent blindness in the Third World. 2013.

Business and Economics

Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work
DB74140 10 hours 31 minutes
by Paul Babiak and
Robert D. Hare
read by Barry Bernson
Industrial psychologists identify behaviors that can indicate an individual is a psychopath and the types of organizations that such people infiltrate. Offers case studies and ways to protect companies and employees. 2006.

Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World
DB73800 7 hours 15 minutes
by Michael Lewis
read by Bill Wallace
Author who analyzed the 2008 credit crisis in The Big Short (DB 71207) traveled to Germany, Ireland, Iceland, and Greece to see firsthand the causes and effects of worldwide financial turmoil. Concludes with a warning about ballooning municipal debt in the United Statesespecially California. Strong language. Bestseller. 2011.

Career and Job Training

Land Your Dream Career: Eleven Steps to Take in College
DB77469 7 hours 18 minutes
by Tori Randolph Terhune and
Betsy A. Hays
read by Kristin Allison
A guide for college students to help them take charge of their employment futures while still in school. Provides eleven strategies for use in and out of the classroom. Includes advice on developing a professional image, using social media, networking, and optimizing other career development tools. Young adult appeal. 2013.


Breakfast: A History
DB77407 10 hours 14 minutes
by Heather Arndt Anderson
read by Jon Huffman
Food writer examines the evolution of the morning meal across the globe. Explores the social and gastronomic history of breakfast and discusses common categories of breakfast foods such as dairy, grains, and drinks. Considers the impact of the media and changing lifestyles on consumption habits. 2013.

Learning to Cook with Marion Cunningham
DB73881 9 hours 52 minutes
by Marion Cunningham
read by Kerry Dukin
Cunningham, who revised The Fannie Farmer Cookbook (DB/RC 55788), addresses adults who have never learned to cook. Presents recipes for a wide range of simple dishes that are devoid of confusing terms and designed to inspire further experimentation. Lists beginner kitchen tools and describes preparation techniques. 1999.

Steal the Menu: A Memoir of Forty Years in Food
DB77344 9 hours 15 minutes
by Raymond Sokolov
read by Bill Wallace
Restaurant critic and former food editor for the New York Times reminisces about the evolution of the culinary industry during his professional tenure. Examines the rise of the celebrity chef and the development of artisanal ingredients. Includes some previously published material. 2013.


Scoreboard, Baby: A Story of College Football, Crime, and Complicity
DB74796 12 hours 41 minutes
by Ken Armstrong and Nick Perry
read by Gregory Gorton
Seattle Times reporters detail their investigation into crimesincluding rape, robbery, and attempted murdercommitted in 2000 by University of Washington football players. The journalists document the arrests, evidence, and dismissal of charges against some of the athletes. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Edgar Allen Poe Award. 2010.

The Skies Belong to Us: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking
DB77387 9 hours 59 minutes
by Brendan I. Koerner
read by Bob Moore
Chronicles the epidemic of airline hijackings in the United States from 1961-1973. Focuses on the June 1972 flight that Vietnam veteran Roger Holder and his hippie girlfriend Cathy Kerkow forced to detour to Algiers. Strong language. 2013.

Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery
DB77197 11 hours 3 minutes
by Robert Kolker
read by Barry Bernson
New York magazine writer fleshes out the lives of five suspected victims of a serial killerall escorts who advertised onlinewhose bodies were found on the barrier islands of Long Island in 2010 and 2011. Describes investigators efforts to solve the murders. Violence and strong language. 2013.

Exposed: The Secret Life of Jodi Arias
DB77529 13 hours 10 minutes
by Jane Velez-Mitchell
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Broadcast journalist recaps the trial of Jodi Arias, convicted of the June 2008 murder of her off-and-on lover Travis Alexander in Mesa, Arizona. Details the investigation and the often-graphic testimony of detectives, friends, and Arias herself. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Diet and Nutrition

French Women Dont Get Facelifts: The Secret of Aging with Style and Attitude
DB77757 7 hours 35 minutes
by Mireille Guiliano
read by Mireille Guiliano
Author of French Women Don’t Get Fat (DB 59698) shares the secrets and strategies of aging with attitude and joyand without surgery. Suggests proactive ways to look great instead of spending a fortune on lotions, dressing inappropriately, gaining weight, or forgetting how to flirt. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.


Confessions of a Bad Teacher: The Shocking Truth from the Front Lines of American Public Education
DB77472 9 hours 19 minutes
by John Owens
read by Bill Wallace
Owens recounts his experiences teaching in the South Bronx and being labeled a bad teacher when he was unable to meet reform standards. Relates the experiences of other educators who shared the label. Suggests school reforms, including addressing poverty issues, reducing cheating, and supporting special education. Strong language. 2013.


The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance
DB74286 10 hours 38 minutes
by Edmund De Waal
read by Mark Ashby
British ceramic artist relates tracing his familys history through the ownership of a collection of netsuke, ornamental Japanese carvings, which he inherited in 1994. Describes the wealthy Ephrussi clans lives in Vienna and Paris and their origins as Jewish merchants from Odessa, Russia. 2010.

Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting
DB74431 10 hours 20 minutes
by Pamela Druckerman
read by Suzanne Toren
Former Wall Street Journal reporter describes the difficulties and joys of parenting after relocating to Paris, France. Discusses the cultural differences between American and French child care, preschool education, and philosophy of life. Argues that good behavior and calm natures are common among Parisian children. Bestseller. 2012.

Government and Politics

The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies
DB77347 19 hours 51 minutes
by Jonathan Alter
read by Jake Williams
Journalist and author of The Promise: President Obama, Year One (DB 71411) assesses the presidents 2012 reelection campaign, which followed big losses for congressional Democrats in the 2010 midterm elections. Discusses Republican opponent Mitt Romneys team, the use of social media, and the grassroots effort that led to Obamas victory. 2013.

My Greek Drama: Life, Love, and One Womans Olympic Effort to Bring Glory to Her Country
DB77014 11 hours 17 minutes
by Gianna Angelopoulos
read by Carol Dines
Autobiography of the lawyer/politician from the Greek island of Crete who organized the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Angelopoulos discusses her groundbreaking career and family life and her countrys post-Olympic economic crisis. 2013.

Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America
DB77383 18 hours 55 minutes
by Dan Balz
read by Patrick Downer
Washington Post correspondent follows up The Battle for America, 2008 (DB 69409) with an account of the 2012 presidential race between incumbent Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney. Details Romneys path to the nomination, the polarized electorate, and the roles played by super PACs and social media. 2013.

How the Government Got in Your Backyard: Superweeds, Frankenfoods, Lawn Wars, and the (Nonpartisan) Truth about Environmental Policies
DB73538 11 hours 1 minute
by Jeff Gillman and
Eric Heberlig
read by Kerry Dukin
Horticulturalist Gillman and political scientist Heberlig seek to provide an objective assessment of environmental policies. They include an overview of current regulations and suggest what government should do about organic foods, pesticides, fertilizers, alternative energy, genetic engineering, invasive plants, and more. 2011.

Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America
DB74313 7 hours 27 minutes
by Mark R. Levin
read by Jack Fox
Talk-show host and president of Landmark Legal Foundation, a conservative legal advocacy group, surveys the history of utopias and warns that Americans must choose between statism and liberty. Argues that the U.S. Constitution rejects the idea of government control over the individual. Bestseller. 2012.

Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power
DB74592 8 hours 49 minutes
by Rachel Maddow
read by Mary Kane
Emmy Award-winning MSNBC talk-show host argues that America has grown accustomed to perpetual war. Recounts the expansion of executive authority and outsourcing and relates other changes in national security priorities. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2012.

The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth
DB77107 11 hours 41 minutes
by Mark Mazzetti
read by Peter Johnson
Award-winning New York Times journalist tracks the militarization of the CIA and its use of special forces after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Discusses targeted killings via drone strikes and the emergence of a military-intelligence alliance to carry out this new style of war. 2013.

Twelve Steps toward Political Revelation: The Potential for an American Epiphany under the Rough Blanket of Capitalism
DB744491 hour 53 minutes
by Walter Mosley
read by Michael Scherer
Bestselling author and recovering alcoholic explores class inequality in America and offers a guide, modeled after the twelve-step programs used to treat addiction, for developing a less oppressive society. 2011.


Chicken Soup for the Horse Lovers Soul: Inspirational Stories about Horses and the People Who Love Them
DB77323 11 hours 44 minutes
by Jack Canfield and others
read by Mare Trevathan
Collected stories about the special bond between humans and horses. The Guiding Sight profiles Cuddles, the first official guide horse to assist a blind person. Other titles include Riding in the Alaskan Bush and Confessions of a Horse-Show Father. 2012.

The Vow: The True Events That Inspired the Movie
DB74568 3 hours 56 minutes
by Kim Carpenter and
Krickitt Carpenter
read by Bruce Huntey
A devout Christian couple shares their experiences following a near-fatal car accidentonly two months after their 1993 marriagethat left the wife with brain damage. Unable to identify her husband Kim, Krickitt put her faith in God as she endured rehabilitation. Movie tie-in. 2012.

Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifesting
DB74595 6 hours 51 minutes
by Wayne W. Dyer
read by Jack Fox
Christian self-help author relates his belief that you can achieve your deepest wishes through faith and alignment with God. Asserts that with God all things are possible and offers examples from his own and others lives of people realizing their higher selves. Bestseller. 2012.

Waking Up in Heaven: A True Story of Brokenness, Heaven, and Life Again
DB77639 7 hours 47 minutes
by Crystal McVea and Alex Tresniowski
read by Mary Kane
Memoir of McVea, an Oklahoma teacher and the mother of four children, who believes that while hospitalized in 2009 she died, ascended to heaven, and experienced the presence of God. Describes her return to earth and the transformation of her dysfunctional life. Bestseller. 2013.

Living beyond Your Feelings: Controlling Emotions So They Dont Control You
DB73798 8 hours 33 minutes
by Joyce Meyer
read by Jill Ferris
Christian author warns against allowing emotions to rule your life. Uses scripture, psychological research, and her own experiences to explain ways to control your sentiments. Discusses common feelings, personality types, and the mind-body connection. Bestseller. 2011.

Break Out! Five Keys to Go beyond Your Barriers and Live an Extraordinary Life
DB77664 10 hours 38 minutes
by Joel Osteen
read by Bill Wallace
Popular television pastor offers the positive habits and perspectives that he believes will create a life without limitations. Osteen proposes that by having faith in the limitless power and possibilities of God, you can increase your productivity, improve your relationships, and accomplish your dreams. Bestseller. 2013.

Journalism and the Media

A Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert Believe It or Not! Ripley
DB77368 12 hours 2 minutes
by Neal Thompson
read by Bill Hensel
Biography of Robert L. Ripley (1890–1949), creator of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Details his early life in California, development as a journalist and cartoonist, and travels around the world in search of oddities for his growing collection. Young adult appeal. 2013.


Reading in the Brain: The Science and Evolution of a Human Invention
DB73680 18 hours 44 minutes
by Stanislas Dehaene
read by George Backman
French neuroscientist and author of The Number Sense: How the Mind Creates Mathematics (RC 45759) relates reading ability to the structure of the human brain. Considers reasons the brains of dyslexic children fail to process written words. Advocates phonetics over the whole-language approach to teaching reading. 2009.

Legal Issues

Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony
DB74059 13 hours 44 minutes
by Jeff Ashton
read by John Polk
Retired Florida attorney details the three years he spent prosecuting Casey Anthony for the death of her two-year-old daughter Caylee. Recounts the evidence against Casey, her ever-changing story, unusual behavior during Caylees absence, and history of fabrications. Expresses his astonishment at her 2011 acquittal. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2011.

Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America
DB77515 16 hours 42 minutes
by Gilbert King
read by Bob Moore
Details the events that led to the Supreme Courts 1951 decision in Shepherd v. Florida, which overturned the convictions of three black men accused of raping a white teenager. Highlights the role played by NAACP attorneyand future Supreme Court justiceThurgood Marshall. Violence and strong language. Pulitzer Prize. 2012.

The Fall of the House of Zeus: The Rise and Ruin of Americas Most Powerful Trial Lawyer
DB77501 15 hours 50 minutes
by Curtis Wilkie
read by Bill Burton
Chronicles the career of Mississippi attorney and brother-in-law of former senator Trent Lott, Dick Scruggs, who won fame and fortune for litigation against the asbestos and tobacco industries. Details Scruggss downfall after he was indicted in 2007 for attempting to bribe a judge. Some strong language. 2010.


Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
DB74817 7 hours 8 minutes
by Anna Quindlen
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
In a series of essays, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and bestselling novelist reminisces about her life and the process of aging. Contemplates the feminist revolution, mortality, family, and the importance of girlfriends in a womans life. Bestseller. 2012.

My Dyslexia
DB74846 2 hours 7 minutes
by Philip Schultz
read by Mark Delgado
Memoir of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who was labeled a failure in school because of his undiagnosed dyslexia. Schultz describes his efforts to read and write, the way his brain works, and the effects of his disability on his social and emotional life. 2011.

Raymond Carver: A Writers Life
DB76835 29 hours 29 minutes
by Carol Sklenicka
read by Jon Huffman
Biography of short-story author Raymond Carver (1938–1988). Examines his relationships with others, including his initial editor; fellow authors; first wife, Maryann Burk; and second wife, poet Tess Gallagher. Discusses his struggles with alcohol and financial solvency and explores his gift for writing about ordinary people. 2009.

Medicine and Health

Anatomies: A Cultural History of the Human Body
DB77022 12 hours 49 minutes
by Hugh Aldersey-Williams
read by Bill Burton
Journalist traces research into and depiction of the human body across time. Investigates the cultural history of the body, including observations by philosophers, doctors, writers, and artists. 2013.

Arthritis and You: A Comprehensive Digest for Patients and Caregivers
DB77082 14 hours 56 minutes
by Naheed Ali
read by Kerry Dukin
Reviews the various types of arthritis, their symptoms, and both traditional and alternative treatment options. Also considers the roles of caregivers and organizations. 2013.

Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery: A Step-by-Step MBSR Approach to Help You Cope with Treatment and Reclaim Your Life
DB73771 7 hours 8 minutes
by Linda Carlson and Michael Speca
read by Jill Ferris
Canadian researchers describe an eight-week cancer-recovery program designed to focus on the whole patient rather than just the cancer diagnosis. They argue that combining meditation with gentle yoga can reduce stress and anxiety and promote mindfulness. 2010.

One Hundred Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimers and Age-Related Memory Loss
DB74187 7 hours 26 minutes
by Jean Carper
read by Theresa Conkin
Medical journalist Carper, who is genetically susceptible to Alzheimers disease, surveys the scientific research on dementia and details specific actions that can help to delay or prevent the condition. Recommends nutritional and lifestyle changes, including taking vitamins, surfing the Internet, exercising, socializing, and meditating. 2010.

Moonlight Sonata at the Mayo Clinic
DB77717 6 hours 55 minutes
by Nora Gallagher
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Middle-aged essayist describes the two years from 2009 to 2011 that she spent in the land of the sick, searching for a diagnosis and treatment for her inflamed optic nerve. Also describes her spiritual disorientation in this companion to Things Seen and Unseen (DB 49806). 2013.

Back to Normal: Why Ordinary Childhood Behavior Is Mistaken for ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder
DB77551 9 hours 30 minutes
by Enrico Gnaulati
read by Jeff Allin
Clinical child psychologist examines what he deems is the frequent practice of incorrectly diagnosing healthy American children with psychiatric conditions. Uses case studies to illustrate societys search for a quick fix for common childhood behaviors. Offers parental tips on affecting change in positive ways. 2013.

A Life of Control: Stories of Living with Diabetes
DB73483 7 hours 13 minutes
by Alan L. Graber and
read by Theresa Conkin
Endocrinologist interviews dozens of patients with diabetes about their challenges, coping mechanisms, successes, and failures. Joins with two nurse practitioners to discuss the patients role in self-management, the diseases impact on the family, and the effect of ones environment on health. Also addresses the doctor/patient relationship. 2010.

Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What Is Right for You
DB73786 11 hours 15 minutes
by Jerome Groopman and
Pamela Hartzband
read by Bill Wallace
Harvard Medical School staff and practicing physicians Groopman and Hartzband use research, case studies, and experts to explain the ways personal beliefs and conflicting information can aid or impede a patients choice of treatment. Companion to How Doctors Think (DB/RC 64620). 2011.

Stronger after Stroke: Your Roadmap to Recovery
DB77201 10 hours 12 minutes
by Peter G. Levine
read by Gary Tipton
Levine, a researcher specializing in stroke recovery and rehabilitation, incorporates insights from neuroscience, psychiatry, and psychology into practical, easy-to-follow instructions for improving stroke recovery. Covers concepts such as task-specific practice, setting goals, and measuring recovery. 2013.

Do You Believe in Magic? The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine
DB77596 7 hours 26 minutes
by Paul A. Offit
read by Michael Scherer
Physician argues that many alternative treatments are ineffective. Gives examples of the harm that may come from chiropractic manipulations, acupuncture needles, dietary supplements, and megavitamins. Denounces celebrity endorsements and recommends insisting on scientific studies when making health decisions. 2013.

Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History
DB74691 10 hours 2 minutes
by Florence Williams
read by Faith Potts
Expanding on a piece she published in the New York Times Magazine, journalist Williams explores the role of human breasts as early indicators of chemical and environmental pollution within our society. She discusses the history of breasts, their status in our culture, and their place in human ecology. 2012.

Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times
DB76915 12 hours 28 minutes
by Jennifer Worth
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Autobiography of woman who trained as a nurse/midwife and served in Londons impoverished East End during the 1950s. Describes her sheltered background, life in an Anglican convent, and long hours among poverty-stricken patients. Basis for the PBS series. 2002.


Everybodys Brother
DB77688 5 hours 58 minutes
by CeeLo Green
read by Big Gipp
Grammy Award winner chronicles his childhood in south Atlanta, start in the music business, and role as a coach on the TV talent show The Voice. Discusses his musical influences and personal relationships. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir
DB77600 6 hours 49 minutes
by Linda Ronstadt
read by Mary Kane
Sixty-seven-year-old Ronstadt discusses her Tucson, Arizona, upbringing in a musical half-Mexican American family that led to her eclectic singing vocation. Chronicles her lengthy recording and touring career, including achieving stardom in the 1970s as a folk rock artist and later diversifying into mariachi, opera, and other music genres. Bestseller. 2013.

Begin Again: A Biography of John Cage
DB77443 19 hours 32 minutes
by Kenneth Silverman
read by Joe Peck
Author of Lightning Man (DB 63038) examines the life and work of avant-garde poet, musician, and composer John Cage (1912–1992). Chronicles his early years and musical influences. Details his romantic relationships, professional partnerships, and role in the development of modern dance. Strong language. 2010.

Kentucky Traveler: My Life in Music
DB77401 11 hours 28 minutes
by Ricky Skaggs
read by Jack Fox
Grammy Award-winning bluegrass and country-music star (born 1954) recounts his life and career. Details his formative years in rural Kentucky, professional success, and personal relationships. Describes his recommitment to his Christian faith after his second marriage and his friendship with the Reverend Billy Graham. 2013.

On the Road with Bob Dylan
DB77606 15 hours 59 minutes
by Larry Sloman
read by Ramiz Monsef
Journalist chronicles his travels with Bob Dylans 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue. Offers behind-the-scenes glimpses of Dylan, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Robbie Robertson, Ramblin Jack Elliott, Allen Ginsberg, and others, along with anecdotes of Slomans efforts to be accepted. Revised, with a 2002 introduction by Kinky Friedman. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1978.

From This Moment On
DB74444 15 hours 30 minutes
by Shania Twain
read by Anne Hancock
Forty-five-year-old Grammy-Award-winning Canadian singer Shania Twain details her impoverished childhood, her mother and stepfathers tumultuous relationship and their accidental deaths when Shania was twenty-two, and the painful betrayal in her own first marriage two decades later. Discusses relishing her career, second marriage, and role as a mother. Strong language. 2011.

Nature and the Environment

The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light
DB77167 13 hours 34 minutes
by Paul Bogard
read by Jeff Allin
Examines the effects of light pollution. Beginning at the brightest beam of light on Earth at the Luxor casino in Las Vegas and ending at the Natural Bridges National Monument in Utah, Bogard travels across the world searching for places where only natural light exists. 2013.

The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water
DB74346 17 hours 49 minutes
by Charles Fishman
read by Jon Huffman
Author discusses human dependence on water and explains Americans carefree use of the resource in the twentieth century. Describes the new era of water scarcity in places like Atlanta, Georgia; Melbourne, Australia; and Barcelona, Spain. Relates the effects of the shortage on the ways people live, work, and relax. 2011.

The Great Disruption: Why the Climate Crisis Will Bring On the End of Shopping and the Birth of a New World
DB74447 12 hours 36 minutes
by Paul Gilding
read by Bill Wallace
Former head of Greenpeace examines the state of the environment and argues that the imminent crisis will disrupt our way of livingand propel us to replace our addiction to growth with an ethic of sustainability. Offers a one-degree war plan to achieve the rapid reduction of carbon emissions. 2011.

The Forest Unseen: A Years Watch in Nature
DB74368 10 hours 6 minutes
by David George Haskell
read by Barry Bernson
Biology professor recounts what he learned whenguided by the metaphor of the mandala, the contemplation of a small part of something to understand the wholehe studied a one-meter circle of old-growth Tennessee woodlands for a year. Details the changing seasons effects on the forests plants and animals. 2012.

Sightlines: A Conversation with the Natural World
DB77525 6 hours 20 minutes
by Kathleen Jamie
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Fourteen essays explore connections within the natural world. In Pathologies the author reflects on her mothers death and examines the role of diseases in our lives. Three Ways of Looking at St Kilda details three trips the author took to the island off the coast of Scotland. 2012.


Witches, Werewolves, and Fairies: Shapeshifters and Astral Doubles in the Middle Ages
DB72477 9 hours 16 minutes
by Claude Lecouteux
read by George Holmes
Professor of medieval literature analyzes the origins of several fantastic beings in the lore of Western Europe and examines their impact on the collective psyche. By exploring the concept of the soul and its double, he posits ancient unifying themes across various cultures, including Celtic, Scandinavian, and Germanic. 2003.


The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry
DB74243 20 hours 30 minutes
edited by Rita Dove
read by Colleen Delany
Anthology of American poems published between 1900 and 2000, selected and introduced by Pulitzer Prize-winning former U.S. poet laureate Rita Dove. Includes brief profiles of each author. Features the works of John Ashbery, Elizabeth Bishop, Gwendolyn Brooks, T.S. Elliot, Adrienne Rich, Anne Sexton, Derek Walcott, and many others. 2011.

Collected Poems
DB74644 5 hours 42 minutes
by Jack Gilbert
read by Steven Carpenter
A half century of the Pittsburgh-born writers poetry, dating back to 1962 when he won the Yale Younger Poets Prize for his first anthology, Views of Jeopardy. Among the subjects are his working-class city, the women he has loved, and lifes losses. Includes twenty-one previously uncollected works. 2012.

Gerard Manley Hopkins: The Major Works
DB74502 20 hours 16 minutes
by Gerard Manley Hopkins
read by Mark Ashby
Complete poetry and selections of prose and letters by nineteenth-century British poet and Jesuit priest Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889), a convert to Catholicism. The chronological order reveals Hopkinss changing artistic and religious vocations. Includes The Wreck of the Deutschland and The Windhover. Introduction by Catherine Phillips. 2002.

My Poets
DB77074 6 hours 48 minutes
by Maureen N. McLane
read by Mitzi Friedlander
In a selection of original poems and experimental prose, McLane explores the life of reading and writing poetry. Invokes influences such as Chaucer and William Carlos Williams. 2012.

Dog Songs: Thirty-five Dog Songs and One Essay
DB77665 0 hours 47 minutes
by Mary Oliver
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet illustrates her love of all dogs while focusing on the numerous dogs that have enriched her own life. Many poems use the pets voices, others include conversations between Oliver and a canine friend. Bestseller. 2013.

The Best American Poetry, 2011
DB73778 7 hours 43 minutes
edited by Kevin Young and
David Lehman
read by Jim Zeiger
Seventy-four poems ranging from free verse to sonnets and haiku. Themes include grief and love, celebrations of everyday items, and news events. In Family Math Alan Michael Parker adds and subtracts his lifes milestones and mundanities. Also features works by Sherman Alexie, Katha Pollitt, Charles Simic, and others. 2011.

Psychology and Self-Help

Happy This Year! The Secret to Getting Happy Once and for All
DB77430 7 hours 35 minutes
by Will Bowen
read by Bill Wallace
Financial consultant and motivational speaker suggests ways to achieve happiness by recognizing and overcoming negative thoughts, ridding oneself of resentment, and developing a spiritual connection. Includes mental exercises. 2013.

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
DB74596 11 hours 36 minutes
by Charles Duhigg
read by Kerry Dukin
New York Times reporter draws on academic studies, interviews with scientists, and industry research to explore habit formation in individuals, organizations, and societies. Argues that by understanding habits, we can change them. Examines how changing habit loops affected the outcomes for Alcoholics Anonymous members, Target shoppers, and others. Bestseller. 2012.

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
DB77646 7 hours 2 minutes
by Malcolm Gladwell
read by Malcolm Gladwell
Author of Outliers (DB 68164) challenges common assumptions about obstacles and advantages. Illustrates the ways having a learning disability such as dyslexia forces some students to develop other skills that help them to succeed. Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2013.

The Book of Immortality: The Science, Belief, and Magic behind Living Forever
DB77408 16 hours 13 minutes
by Adam Leith Gollner
read by Barry Bernson
Journalist investigates historical and modern efforts to find the key to immortality. Examines religious beliefs, magical and alchemical experiments, and lab research. Considers the tension between religion and science when it comes to life after death. 2013.

Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships
DB77758 12 hours 24 minutes
by Sue Johnson
read by SueJohnson
Author of Hold Me Tight (DB 67429) discusses why and how we love. Presents scientific evidence that suggests humans are meant to mate for life, argues romantic love is an attachment bond, and offers suggestions for developing long-lasting relationships. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness
DB77295 19 hours 8 minutes
by Jon Kabat-Zinn
read by Kurt Elftmann
Founding director of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center describes the philosophy of mindfulness meditation developed there and the ways he believes it can improve physical and mental health. 1990.

The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals; Our Call to Defend Them
DB73425 14 hours 59 minutes
by Wayne Pacelle
read by Guy Williams
President of the Humane Society of the United States examines the human/animal relationship that has evolved since prehistory. Asserts that animals are abused in agribusiness, research, hunting, and competition, and challenges opposing arguments. Suggests ways individuals can help end the cruelty. Violence. 2011.


Render unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life
DB74540 6 hours 6 minutes
by Charles J. Chaput
read by Lou Harpenau
The archbishop of Denver posits that American democracy depends on an engaged citizenry to survive. Discusses the separation of church and state, pro-choice politicians, and the role of religious people in politics. Urges Catholics to practice their faith openly. 2008.

Through Gates of Splendor: The Event That Shocked the World, Changed a People, and Inspired a Nation
DB77247 7 hours 15 minutes
by Elisabeth Elliot
read by Emily Maixner
Recounts events surrounding the 1956 massacre of five missionaries who had ventured into eastern Ecuador to spread Christianity to the hostile Auca Indian tribe. The author, widow of one of the victims, uses first-person accounts to document their work as well as the rescue partys findings. 1956.

Let It Go: Forgive So You Can Be Forgiven
DB74594 7 hours 48 minutes
by T.D. Jakes
read by Bob Moore
Bishop Jakes uses scripture to emphasize the importance of forgiveness, which he claims is necessary to grow into the fullness of who God created us to be. Suggests ways to let go of bitterness and resolve conflicts in ones daily life. Bestseller. 2012.

Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road? Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World
DB77690 7 hours 50 minutes
by Brian D. McLaren
read by BrianD. McLaren
McLaren, a theologian, proposes a new way of being Christian built on benevolence and solidarity rather than rivalry and hostility. He argues that this faith alternative is strong but doesnt strong-arm anyone, going beyond tolerance to vigorous hospitality toward, interest in, and collaboration with others. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Killing Jesus: A History
DB77565 8 hours 22 minutes
by Bill OReilly and
Martin Dugard
read by Dan Bloom
Political commentator OReilly and historian Dugard chronicle the political and social milieus in which Jesus lived. They discuss Romes domination of Judea, Jesuss spiritual journey, and the events that led to his crucifixion. Some violence. Bestseller. 2013.

Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation
DB74537 7 hours 22 minutes
by Elaine Pagels
read by Kerry Dukin
Author of The Gnostic Gospels (DB 60458) describes the process by which the book of Revelationregarded as a near-fantastic vision of the worlds endcame to be added to the New Testament by fourth-century bishops. Explores the political purpose of its author, John of Patmos. Discusses other early-Christian apocalyptic texts. 2012.
God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World—and Why Their Differences Matter
DB74213 13 hours 38 minutes
by Stephen Prothero
read by Gregory Maupin
Author of Religious Literacy (DB/RC 64243) posits that religion is more than a private matter and affects the world socially, economically, politically, and militarilyas a force for both good and evil. Discusses the major religions, their traditions, and the importance of the differences among them. 2010.

The Good Pope: The Making of a Saint and the Remaking of the Church; the Story of John XXIII and Vatican II
DB77195 7 hours 37 minutes
by Greg Tobin
read by Lou Harpenau
Profile of Pope John XXIII (1881–1963), who served as pope from 1958 to 1963. Chronicles his path from northern Italian peasant to liberal clergyman and diplomat and his eventual rise to lead the Catholic Church. Discusses the 1962 Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, which reformed the churchs policies. 2012.

Science and Technology

Disability in Science Fiction: Representations of Technology as Cure
DB77444 10 hours 45 minutes
edited by Kathryn Allan
read by Mary Kane
Twelve essays explore the ways disabilities are presented and corrected by technology in science fiction. Examines characters in the novel Flowers for Algernon, the television series The Bionic Woman, the movie The Empire Strikes Back, and other works. 2013.

The Conundrum: How Scientific Innovation, Increased Efficiency, and Good Intentions Can Make Our Energy and Climate Problems Worse
DB74350 5 hours 8 minutes
by David Owen
read by Ray Foushee
Journalist and author of The First National Bank of Dad (DB/RC 59001) warns that inventing new technologies to deal with the energy crisis does not fix the problemand may worsen the situation. Advocates consuming less and living in densely populated areas such as New York City. 2011.

Social Sciences

The World Is a Carpet: Four Seasons in an Afghan Village
DB77128 8 hours 36 minutes
by Anna Badkhen
read by Kerry Dukin
Journalist documents a year in the life of a carpet weaver and her family in Oqa, a remote Afghanistan village that may be a safe haven for the Taliban. Traces the path that carpets made in the region take to high-end stores, often in the United States. 2013.

Queer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens
DB74201 4 hours 34 minutes
by Kathy Belge and Marke Bieschke
read by Jill Fox
Guide to assist teens who find themselves questioning their own sexual orientations. Provides insight into what it means to be queer, encourages embracing it, and discusses approaches to overcoming other peoples phobias. Includes advice on coming out, dating, relationships, and sex. For senior high and older readers. 2011.

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
DB74457 9 hours 24 minutes
by Katherine Boo
read by Catherine Byers
Pulitzer Prize-winning writers 2007–2011 observations of the inhabitants of Annawadi, a slum surrounding the luxury hotels at the Mumbai, India, airport. Portrays the lives of disadvantaged families who battle hunger and disease and describes Indias political and religious tensions and police corruption. Violence and strong language. National Book Award. Bestseller. 2012.

The Red Market: On the Trail of the Worlds Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers, and Child Traffickers
DB74548 8 hours 26 minutes
by Scott Carney
read by Ray Childs
Journalist exposes the underground market for selling and buying bones, organs, and people. Examines grave robbing, human-egg harvesting, kidnapping, blood stealing, and more. Discusses the prices people will pay and the lengths they will travel to get a bargain on a body part. 2011.

The Caregiving Wifes Handbook: Caring for Your Seriously Ill Husband, Caring for Yourself
DB77191 7 hours 15 minutes
by Diana B. Denholm
read by Kerry Dukin
Medical psychotherapistwho cared for her husband for more than a decadeoffers tools and strategies for assisting ones spouse through critical illness or injury. Drawing on case studies and her own experience, Denholm discusses survival tips, communication skills, social and familial issues, and self-care techniques. 2012.

Pink Sari Revolution: A Tale of Women and Power in India
DB77225 9 hours 12 minutes
by Amana Fontanella-Khan
read by Kerry Dukin
Profile of the womens movement in rural India known as the Pink Gang, and its charismatic leader Sampat Pal. Examines the groups work on the case of seventeen-year-old Sheelu Nishad, who was accused of stealing from her employer in 2010. Some violence. 2013.

Working in the Shadows: A Year of Doing the Jobs (Most) Americans Wont Do
DB71853 9 hours 40 minutes
by Gabriel Thompson
read by ChuckYoung
Journalist relates his year spent working and living alongside U.S. immigrants in back-breaking, low-wage jobs. Describes experiences picking lettuce for Dole in Arizona, processing chickens at an Alabama Pilgrims Pride plant, and making deliveries in New York City. Discovers management abuses, government negligence, and a cooperative ethos among workers. 2010.

Rez Life: An Indians Journey through Reservation Life
DB74432 11 hours 56 minutes
by David Treuer
read by Gregory Gorton
Ojibwa novelist recounts life on the Leech Lake Reservation in Minnesota. Interweaves his personal recollections with explanations of the history of Indian and U.S. government interactions over 150 years. Discusses sovereignty, housing, education, ecology, and casinos and addresses the issues of alcohol abuse and unemployment. Strong language and some violence. 2012.

Sports and Recreation

The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams
DB77753 35 hours 16 minutes
by Ben Bradlee Jr.
read by Dave Mallow
Biography of Boston Red Sox slugger Ted Williams (1918–2002), often called the greatest hitter who ever lived. Details his childhood, baseball career, military service in World War II and Korea, relationships with Joe DiMaggio and other stars, retirement years, and the cryonic preservation of his body. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
DB77138 17 hours 24 minutes
by Daniel James Brown
read by Kerry Dukin
Recounts the accomplishments of nine working-class athletes from the University of Washington who beat elite teams at home and abroad and won the gold medal for rowing at the 1936 Nazi-orchestrated Berlin Olympics. Bestseller. 2013.

Southern League: A True Story of Baseball, Civil Rights, and the Deep Souths Most Compelling Pennant Race
DB77756 11 hours 55 minutes
by Larry Colton
read by Fleet Cooper
Recounts the integration of the minor-league baseball team in Birmingham, Alabamaa hotbed of racial conflictin 1964. Focuses on pitcher Johnny Blue Moon Odom and outfielder Tommie Reynolds, both African Americans; Cuban-born shortstop Bert Campaneris; and white manager Heywood Sullivan. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Collision Low Crossers: A Year inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football
DB77752 16 hours 46 minutes
by Nicholas Dawidoff
read by Davidde Vries
Reporter Dawidoff chronicles the year he spent with the New York Jets, when heattempted to portray day-to-day life in the National Football League. Describes scouting, the draft, practices, and strategy meetings. Discusses the personalities of the general manager, coaches, and players. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Best American Sports Writing, 2012
DB77513 15 hours 55 minutes
edited by Michael Wilbon
read by Kurt Elftmann
Twenty selections include Allen Iverson: Fallen Star by Philadelphias Robert Huber, Why You Should Care about Cricket by ESPN.coms Wright Thompson, and The Phenomenal Son, about Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper, by the Washington Post Magazine’s Dave Sheinin. Some violence and some strong language. 2012.

The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych
DB77552 10 hours 9 minutes
by Doug Wilson
read by Patrick Downer
Biography of baseball pitching phenomenon Mark The Bird Fidrych (1954–2009), nicknamed after Sesame Street’s Big Bird. Highlights Fidrychs 1976 rookie season with the Detroit Tigers and the injuries that ended his career. Discusses his later life in his home state of Massachusetts, where he drove a truck for hire. 2013.

Stage and Screen

My Lunches with Orson: Conversations between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles
DB77447 12 hours 16 minutes
edited by Peter Biskind
read by Gary Telles
For two years before his death, legendary filmmaker Orson Welles (1915–1985) allowed his friend, writer/director Henry Jaglom, to record their conversations at Welless favorite Hollywood restaurant. Welles candidly reminisced about his career, lovers, and friends while dismissing rivals, stars, directors, and politics. Strong language. Bestseller. 2013.

Johnny Carson
DB77330 10 hours 55 minutes
by Henry Bushkin
read by Dick Hill
Confidant and longtime attorney for Johnny Carsonwho had a bitter falling-out with Carson in 1988provides insights into the personable, yet inscrutable, late-night television host. Details events in Carsons life and the stars relationships with other show-biz personalities. Strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution; from The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad
DB77367 12 hours 6 minutes
by Brett Martin
read by Robert Sams
Studies the antiheroic male protagonists that propagated on cable TV dramas beginning in the late 1990s, including mobster Tony Soprano, meth dealer Walter White, and boozing ad man Don Draper. Profiles the writers and actors in what the author calls the third golden age of television. Strong language. Bestseller. 2013.

Rita Moreno: A Memoir
DB77285 8 hours 42 minutes
by Rita Moreno
read by PatriciaKilgarriff
Eighty-two-year-old Hispanic recipient of Oscar, Tony, Emmy, and Grammy awards reflects on her life. Describes moving to New York with her Puerto Rican single mother and breaking into acting as a teen. Discusses her two great lovesBrando and her husbandand parenthood. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

How I Got This Way
DB74074 11 hours 14 minutes
by Regis Philbin
read by Dan Bloom
Memoir of talk-show host Regis Philbin (born 1931) recalls his climb to fame, including his stint on The Joey Bishop Show. Shares anecdotes about famous guests and their influence on him. Highlights working with morning cohosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Kelly Ripa. Foreword by David Letterman. Bestseller. 2011.


The Voluntourist: A Six-Country Tale of Love, Loss, Fatherhood, Fate, and Singing Bon Jovi in Bethlehem
DB74801 14 hours 51 minutes
by Ken Budd
read by Mark Ashby
Author recounts his journeys to Costa Rica, Ecuador, China, Kenya, and other places as a volunteer. Describes dealing with the death of his father and his own childless future by helping others in need across the world. Includes tips for planning a volunteer experience. 2012.

On the Noodle Road: From Beijing to Rome, with Love and Pasta
DB77270 15 hours 12 minutes
by Jen Lin-Liu
read by Kerry Dukin
Chef makes a pilgrimage in 2010 from Beijing to Rome, tracing the evolution of food and culture along the ancient Silk Road. Focuses on the migration of noodles as a menu staple and explores other foods, including saffron and rhubarb. Includes recipes she learned from cooks along the route. 2013.

All Aboard: The Complete North American Train Travel Guide
DB74132 10 hours 15 minutes
by Jim Loomis
read by Gary Tipton
Frequent Amtrak passenger and travel columnist offers advice on planning trips in the United States, Canada, and Mexico; finding the lowest fares; tipping train staff; packing sparingly; and practicing rail-rider etiquette. Explains railroad equipment, safety, and history. Revised and updated third edition. 2011.

Stranger to History: A Sons Journey through Islamic Lands
DB77011 10 hours 40 minutes
by Aatish Taseer
read by Barry Bernson
Novelist and journalist raised by his Sikh mother in India details his travels to Pakistan to learn more about his Muslim father. Examines the connections between nationality and religion. Some violence. 2009.

U.S. History

Americas War: Talking about the Civil War and Emancipation on Their 150th Anniversaries
DB74156 10 hours 50 minutes
edited by Edward L. Ayers
read by various narrators
Anthology of readings about the Civil War and its aftermath, copublished by the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Offers both historical documents and contemporary perspectives, including an 1862 journal by Louisa May Alcott and a 2008 analysis of the conflicts legacy by historian Drew Gilpin Faust. 2012.

Junípero Serra: Californias Founding Father
DB77478 12 hours 0 minutes
by Steven W. Hackel
read by Mark Ashby
Biography of Franciscan priest Junípero Sera (1713–1784), born on the Spanish-owned island of Mallorca. Traces Serras career as an educator and his migration to Mexico, where he enforced the Inquisition. Chronicles his efforts to build missions in California and convert the natives to Catholicism. 2013.

African Cherokees in Indian Territory: From Chattel to Citizens
DB76865 14 hours 27 minutes
by Celia E. Naylor
read by Kerry Dukin
Uses archives and first-person accounts to explore the socioeconomic condition of African Americans enslaved by the Cherokee people. Chronicles the slaves fate on the 1838-1839 Trail of Tears, their relationship to their owners, 1863 emancipation, and ensuing freedom. 2008.

Subversives: The FBIs War on Student Radicals, and Reagans Rise to Power
DB77343 31 hours 21 minutes
by Seth Rosenfeld
read by Dan Bloom
Journalist uses once-classified government documents to detail the FBIs efforts during the 1960s to undermine suspected radicals at the University of California, Berkeley, including Free Speech Movement leader Mario Savio. Describes covert operations authorized by J. Edgar Hoover at the request of then-governor Ronald Reagan. 2012.

After Camelot: A Personal History of the Kennedy Family, 1968 to the Present
DB77751 22 hours 1 minute
by J. Randy Taraborrelli
read by RobertPetkoff
Taraborrelli provides a behind-the-scenes look at the Kennedy family in the years after President John F. Kennedys assassination. Describes the challenges Bobbys children faced, the Shrivers philanthropic work, Jackies emotional turmoil, the sudden death of John F. Kennedy Jr., and the influence of Teddy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

A Disposition to Be Rich: How a Small-Town Pastors Son Ruined an American President, Brought on a Wall Street Crash, and Made Himself the Best-Hated Man in the United States
DB77567 17 hours 18 minutes
by Geoffrey C. Ward
read by Jake Williams
Award-winning historian chronicles the actions of his great-grandfather Ferdinand Ward (1851–1925), whose Ponzi scheme collapsed and bankrupted former president Ulysses S. Grant, author Mark Twain, and many others. 2012.


The Bridge at Remagen
DB77514 8 hours 5 minutes
by Ken Hechler
read by Mark Ashby
Account of American soldiers capture of the Ludendorff Bridge on the Rhine River on March 7, 1945an event that opened a pathway into Germany and hastened the end of World War II. Details Lieutenant Karl Timmermanns role in securing the bridge before the Nazis could destroy it. 1957.

What It Is Like to Go to War
DB73768 9 hours 18 minutes
by Karl Marlantes
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Author of Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War (DB 70845) relates his combat experiences in Southeast Asia; discusses the conditions soldiers face in war; and explains returning veterans need for counseling, spiritual guidance, ritual, and support. Violence and strong language. 2011.

The Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville
DB77203 17 hours 41 minutes
by Clare Mulley
read by Kerry Dukin
Examination of the life of Christine Granville, née Krystyna Skarbek (1908–1952), a spy for Britains Special Operations Executive during World War II. Details her early years in Poland, operations she ran, and her many loversone of whom murdered her. Some violence. 2012.

Fighter Pilot: The Memoirs of Legendary Ace Robin Olds
DB77607 17 hours 6 minutes
by Robin Olds
read by Robertson Dean
Memoir of West Point graduate and All-American football player Robin Olds (1922–2007), who became a fighter pilot in World War II. Describes Oldss military service, which extended through the Vietnam War; family life, including marriage to movie star Ella Raines; and retirement. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War
DB77446 20 hours 42 minutes
by Richard Rubin
read by Gregory Gorton
Interviews with American veteransall older than one hundred years at the timefrom World War I. Records their battlefield experiences, including the horror of trench warfare and gas attacks, and lighter moments away from the front lines. Adds biographical and historical context. Violence and some strong language. 2013.

Womens Concerns

No Kidding: Women Writers on Bypassing Parenthood
DB77448 8 hours 37 minutes
edited by Henriette Mantel
read by Margaret Strom
Thirty-seven essays from women writers about living childless lives, either by choice or circumstance. Actress Nora Dunn ruminates on the ways a non-mother enjoys the children in her life. Comedian Margaret Cho examines why she has yet to bear or adopt a child. 2013.

World History

Afghanistan: A Cultural and Political History
DB74064 15 hours 21 minutes
by Thomas Barfield
read by Lou Harpenau
Anthropologist traces the interplay among tribes, ethnic groups, and political authorities in Afghanistan from pre-modern times to the early twenty-first century. Discusses regional and cultural differences, insurgencies against invaders, and efforts to build a stable government after the overthrow of the Taliban. 2010.

Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World
DB73634 23 hours 34 minutes
by James Carroll
read by J.P. Linton
Author of Constantine’s Sword (RC 51712) and Practicing Catholic (DB/RC 69393) traces the history of Jerusalem and explores its role as a locus for religious violence among the three Abrahamic religionsChristianity, Judaism, and Islam. 2011.

A Small Town near Auschwitz: Ordinary Nazis and the Holocaust
DB76252 18 hours 2 minutes
by Mary Fulbrook
read by Suzanne Toren
British professor Fulbrook examines the ways ethnic Germans facilitated the Nazi war machine. Focuses on Udo Klausa, a civilian administrator of a Polish county near the Auschwitz concentration campwhose wife later became Fulbrooks own godmotheras an example of civilian complacency in serving the Third Reich. Violence. 2012.

Lords of the Sea: The Epic Story of the Athenian Navy and the Birth of Democracy
DB73533 14 hours 31 minutes
by John R. Hale
read by Lou Harpenau
Archaeologist, historian, and author of The Civilization of Europe in the Renaissance (DB/RC 40011) describes the origins, growth, and campaigns of the Athenian navy, which dominated Greece during the fifth century BCE. Posits that using citizens to man the ships during crises fostered democracy. 2009.

Three Famines: Starvation and Politics
DB74385 9 hours 19 minutes
by Thomas Keneally
read by Peter Byrne
Author of Schindler’s List (DB/RC 20835) examines widespread starvation in 1845 Ireland, 1940s Bengal, and 1970s and 1980s Ethiopia. Posits that governmental inaction, indifference, and incompetence heightened the effects of natural disruptions in the supply of food. Violence. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
DB74047 25 hours 56 minutes
by Robert K. Massie
read by Erin Jones
Biography of the minor German princess who was brought to Russia by Empress Elizabeth and became Catherine the Great (1729–1796). Details her marriage to Peter III and ascendance to the throne. Highlights Catherines modernization and expansion of the country amid court intrigue and wars. Bestseller. 2011.

Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan
DB74391 8 hours 12 minutes
by Ahmed Rashid
read by ArthurMorey
Journalist and author of Descent into Chaos (DB/RC 66995) examines the possibilities and hazards America faces during its withdrawal from Afghanistan as U.S.-Pakistani relations deteriorate. Discusses the potential ramifications of the three countries actions on world security and offers suggestions for a successful exit strategy. Some violence. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

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Books for Children

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

Childrens Fiction


First Strike
DB74269 6 hours 57 minutes
by Jack Higgins
read by Erik Sandvold
When a radical group takes the U.S. president hostage at the White House, British twins Rich and Jade find themselves in danger. The siblings help their spy father, John Chance, save the president and protect the nations nuclear launch codes. Sequel to Sharp Shot (DB 73339). For grades 6-9. 2009.

Bloodline Rising
DB73382 8 hours 2 minutes
by Katy Moran
read by Graeme Malcolm
Seventh-century Constantinople. Young Cai, a thief, is held captive on a trading ship bound for Britainthe home his father, a ruthless barbarian assassin, fled long ago. Somehow his Anglish captors know more about the secrets of his family than he does. Companion to Bloodline (DB 69959). For grades 6-9. 2009.

You Are the First Kid on Mars
DB73815 0 hours 16 minutes
by Patrick OBrien
read by Peter Johnson
Describes a future trip that a child might take to Mars: taking a space elevator to a space station, traveling in a rocket, wearing a space suit, and learning about the scientific search for Martian life. Discusses the Mars environment and a habitat created for humans. For grades 2-4. 2009.

Dogs in the Dead of Night: Magic Tree House, Book 46; a Merlin Mission
DB74196 2 hours 0 minutes
by Mary Pope Osborne
read by Jennifer Hubbard
The magic tree house whisks Jack and Annie to a monastery in the Swiss Alps. With the help of St. Bernard dogs and magic, Jack and Annie search for the second of four objects needed to break the spell on the wizard Merlins beloved penguin Penny. For grades 2-4. 2011.

A Perfect Time for Pandas: Magic Tree House, Book 48; a Merlin Mission
DB773541 hour 47 minutes
by Mary Pope Osborne
read by Theresa Conkin
Annie and Jack return from Washington, D.C., and head off to China in search of the fourth item needed to fix a spell. This time they are instructed to find a healthy food, but when an earthquake strikes, they must also rescue some pandas. For grades 2-4. 2012.

A Treasury of Curious George/Colección de Oro Jorge el Curioso
DB744991 hour 37 minutes
by Margret Rey and
H.A. Rey
read by various narrators
A collection of eight tales about a mischievous but loveable monkey named George. Includes Curious George Visits a Toy Store, Curious George Goes Camping, and Curious George Visits the Library. For grades K-3 and older readers. English/Spanish language. (Una colección bilingüe de ocho cuentos sobre un mono adorable y aventurero llamado Jorge. Incluye Jorge el curioso va a la juguetería, Jorge el curioso va de campamento, y Jorge el curioso visita la biblioteca. Para grados K a 3 y lectores mayores.) 2011.

Maybelle in the Soup and Maybelle Goes to Tea
DB774001 hour 4 minutes
by Katie Speck
read by Theresa Conkin
Two stories of Maybelle the cockroach. In Maybelle in the Soup Maybelle is sick of crumbs and leftovers and wants to eat off a plate. When the Peabodys host a dinner party, she decides this is her chance. But will Maybelle get caught? For grades K-3. 2007.

Blindness and Physical Handicaps

DB74228 8 hours 8 minutes
by R.J. Palacio
read by various narrators
Just before starting fifth grade, home-schooled ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities, is told he will be attending a prep school. Nervous, he tries to convince his classmates that he is an ordinary kid just like them. For grades 5-8 and older readers. Commercial audiobook. 2012.


Diary of a Fly
DB74657 0 hours 10 minutes
by Doreen Cronin
read by Jill Fox
A young fly talks about her day-to-day life. She eats regurgitated food, studies leaping backward in flight school, copes with her 327 brothers and sisters, and dreams of being a superhero. For grades K-3. 2007.


The Steps across the Water
DB73561 6 hours 54 minutes
by Adam Gopnik
read by Joe Peck
Oliver, from The King in the Window (DB/RC 61831), has a little sister, Rose, adopted from Russia. One day in New Yorks Central Park, Rose discovers magical glass steps that lead to the fantastic city of U Nork. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2010.

13 Treasures Trilogy
DB76699 29 hours 20 minutes
by Michelle Harrison
read by Erin Jones
Trilogy includes 13 Treasures, 13 Curses, and 13 Secrets. In 13 Treasures Tanya is sent to live with her grandmother after the evil fairies get her into trouble yet again. No one can see them except Tanyaand soon her life is in danger. For grades 5-8. 2009.

A World without Heroes
DB74332 13 hours 39 minutes
by Brandon Mull
read by Gary Tipton
Fourteen-year-old Jason Walker is transported to a strange world called Lyrian, where he joins Rachel, who was also drawn there. They undertake a quest to piece together syllables of the word that can destroy the malicious wizard emperor Maldor. For grades 4-7. 2011.

Lost: The Magic Thief, Book 2
DB73870 6 hours 0 minutes
by Sarah Prineas
read by Mike Stefanelli
Wizard Neverys young apprentice Connwaer no longer has his own magic stone but discovers magic voices in dangerous pyrotechnics. Conn then travels to the city of Desh to find the source of the malevolent Shadows who are plaguing Wellmet City. For grades 4-7. 2009.

The Magic Thief, Book 1
DB73486 6 hours 14 minutes
by Sarah Prineas
read by Mike Stefanelli
Nevery, an elderly wizard, returns to Wellmet City to reverse the troubling decline of magic. Starving Connwaer picks Neverys pocketstealing the wizards deadly locus magicalicus stonebut doesnt die. Astounded, Nevery makes Conn his apprentice and draws him into magic and adventure. For grades 4-7. 2008.


If I Ever Get out of Here
DB77429 10 hours 8 minutes
by Eric Gansworth
read by Jordan Leigh
Upstate New York, 1975. Seventh-grader Lewis tries to downplay his impoverished Native American roots after being bullied. When George, an air force brat, enrolls in school, he and Lewis bond over the Beatles. But Lewiss troubles dont go away. Some strong language. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2013.

Mr. Putter and Tabby Ring the Bell
DB74290 0 hours 11 minutes
by Cynthia Rylant
read by Margaret Strom
While enjoying autumn weather and activities, Mr. Putter realizes that he misses going to school. He hatches a plan with his neighbor, Mrs. Teaberry, to take his cat Tabby and her dog Zeke to show and tell. Easy chapter book. For grades K-3. 2011.


Greek Myths: Stories of Sun, Stone, and Sea
DB775551 hour 29 minutes
by Sally Pomme Clayton
read by Steven Carpenter
Ten Greek myths, including the stories of creation, King Midas and his golden touch, Pegasus the flying horse, and Pandoras box of woes. Includes index of gods and heroes. For grades 2-4 and older readers. 2012.

Growing Up

Sure Signs of Crazy
DB77523 5 hours 43 minutes
by Karen Harrington
read by Kristin Allison
Twelve-year-old Sarah Nelson writes letters to her hero Atticus Finch, from To Kill a Mockingbird (DB 36414), to help herself understand her infamous mentally ill mother. Sarah comes to terms with her familys odd history and her fears, and finds her first loveand herselfin the process. For grades 6-9. 2013.

Historical Fiction

DB73381 5 hours 54 minutes
by Julie Chibbaro
read by Catherine Byers
New York City, 1906. Sixteen-year-old Prudence Galewskis journal entries detail her job with Mr. Soper, the head epidemiologist at the Department of Health and Sanitation. Prudence helps Soper investigate an outbreak of typhoid fever. Their search leads them to Typhoid Mary”—a seemingly healthy cook. For grades 6-9. 2011.

The Poisoned House
DB74354 7 hours 30 minutes
by Michael Ford
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Victorian-era London. Young maidservant Abi witnesses her widowed master slip slowly into madness while his tyrannical housekeeper takes on more power. But a ghostly presence seems to be trying to warn Abi that even more is amiss. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2010.

The Trouble with May Amelia
DB74608 4 hours 30 minutes
by Jennifer L. Holm
read by Emily Pike
Washington State, 1900. Living with seven brothers and a Finnish father who thinks girls are useless is difficult for twelve-year-old May Amelia. So May Amelia eagerly translates for her father when a man offers to buy their farm. Sequel to Our Only May Amelia (DB 50217). For grades 5-8. 2011.


The Absolute Value of Mike
DB73950 7 hours 0 minutes
by Kathryn Erskine
read by Erik Sandvold
Fourteen-year-old Mike hates math, but his brilliant mathematician father insists that spending the summer with his elderly and eccentric relatives Moo and Poppy working on an engineering project will solve his problem. Instead Mike happily helps the townspeople raise money to sponsor a Romanian orphan. For grades 5-8. 2011.

Dead End in Norvelt
DB74209 6 hours 50 minutes
by Jack Gantos
read by Jack Fox
Norvelt, Pennsylvania; 1962. Twelve-year-old Jack Gantos is spending his summer grounded for various offenses and helping his elderly neighbor. As part of his duties, Jack must perform an unusual chore that involves the newly dead, molten wax, underage driving, and more. For grades 5-8 and older readers. Newbery Award. 2011.

The Adventures of Nanny Piggins
DB71866 5 hours 48 minutes
by R.A. Spratt
read by Barbara Rappaport
Mr. Green, a stingy widower and the reluctant father of Derrick, Samantha, and Michael, needs to find another nanny, quickly. One dark and stormy night he hires Nanny Piggins, a glamorous ex-circus pig who knows nothing about children but a lot about chocolate. For grades 3-6. 2009.


The Case of the Fire Alarm: The Buddy Files, Book 4
DB745251 hour 30 minutes
by Dori Hillestad Butler
read by Gregory Gorton
When Buddys new humans Connor and Mom take him to school to become a therapy dog, he loves all the different smells and being petted by the children. Even better, he has a new mystery to solve when a false fire alarm goes off. For grades K-3. 2010.

The Case of the Lost Boy: The Buddy Files
DB744631 hour 15 minutes
by Dori Hillestad Butler
read by Gregory Gorton
A mother and her nine-year-old son Connor go to the pound and adopt Buddy, a golden retriever. When Connor disappears, Buddy uses his keen sense of smell and powers of deduction to help the mother find her lost boy. For grades K-3. Edgar Award. 2010.

The Case of the Missing Family: Buddy Files, Book 3
DB745241 hour 20 minutes
by Dori Hillestad Butler
read by Gregory Gorton
One night Buddy, a golden retriever, spies Uncle Marty loading a van at the house where Kaylahis former ownerused to live. Buddy risks losing his new family to slip into the van and return to Kayla. But his reunion does not go according to plan. For grades K-3. 2010.

The Case of the Mixed-Up Mutts: The Buddy Files
DB744621 hour 20 minutes
by Dori Hillestad Butler
read by Gregory Gorton
While attending obedience class with his humans Connor and Mom, Buddy the dog meets Jazzy, a pug who was switched at the dog park for Muffin, another pug. Now Muffins human is sad. Buddy thinks he might be able to solve the problem. For grades K-3. 2010.

The Case of the School Ghost: The Buddy Files, Book 6
DB74574 1 hour 18 minutes
by Dori Hillestad Butler
read by Jack Fox
When therapy dog Buddy gets to attend a sleepover with Connor at the school library, he decides it is the perfect time to investigate the legend of Agathathe school ghost. For grades K-3. 2012.

A Figure in Hiding
DB73500 3 hours 50 minutes
by Franklin W. Dixon
read by Brian Conn
A blind peddlers warning for their father and their own discovery of a glass eye on a speedboat put Frank and Joe Hardy on the trail of the Goggler Gang. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 1937.

The Mark on the Door
DB73490 3 hours 33 minutes
by Franklin W. Dixon
read by Brian Conn
After Pancho Cardillo rams a rented speedboat, the Ira Q, into the Hardys boat, Frank and Joe set out to find him. Then Cardillo steals the Ira Q—which leads the boys to a bigger mystery in Mexico. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 1934.

The Sinister Signpost
DB73514 3 hours 31 minutes
by Franklin W. Dixon
read by Brian Conn
After a series of mysterious race-car accidents, Frank and Joe Hardy uncover a clue: each driver saw a danger sign just before crashing. But when the boys investigate, only filled-in postholes remain. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 1936.

Sammy Keyes Mysteries: Sammy Keyes and the Night of Skulls and Sammy Keyes and the Power of Justice Jack
DB77269 14 hours 33 minutes
by Wendelin Van Draanen
read by Abigail Maupin
Two mysteries featuring the eighth-grade sleuth. In Sammy Keyes and the Night of Skulls trouble follows when Sammy and her friends cut through a graveyard. In Sammy Keyes and the Power of Justice Jack Sammy matches wits with a superhero to solve a missing-person case. For grades 5-8. 2012.

Sammy Keyes Mysteries: Sammy Keyes and the Showdown in Sin City and Sammy Keyes and the Killer Cruise
DB77414 12 hours 47 minutes
by Wendelin Van Draanen
read by Mare Trevathan
Two mysteries featuring the eighth-grade sleuth. In Sammy Keyes and the Showdown in Sin City Sammy travels to Las Vegas to stop her mother from getting married. In Sammy Keyes and the Killer Cruise trouble follows Sammy on her vacation with her father. For grades 5-8. 2013.

Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things
DB77517 9 hours 18 minutes
by Cynthia Voigt
read by Gregory Gorton
When twelve-year-old Maxs parents sail off to India without him, he decides to rely on his wits to get by, much to his Grammies amusement. Before long, Max is running his own rather unusual business. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2013.

The Clue in the Recycling Bin: A Boxcar Children Mystery
DB742721 hour 57 minutes
by Gertrude Chandler Warner
read by Guy Williams
The four Alden childrenBenny, Violet, Jessie, and Henryvolunteer at the new recycling center in town, which encourages people to take home and reuse items. But when someone breaks in at night and makes a mess, the Boxcar Children have a mystery to solve. For grades 2-4. 2011.

Scary Stories

The Return of Skeleton Man
DB74599 2 hours 29 minutes
by Joseph Bruchac
read by Erin Jones
When Molly and her parents attend a conference at Mohonk Mountain House, Molly begins to fear that she is being watched by Skeleton Man, who kidnapped and tried to kill them all the previous year. Sequel to The Skeleton Man (DB/RC 55161). For grades 5-8. 2006.

Stink and the Midnight Zombie Walk
DB744251 hour 20 minutes
by Megan McDonald
read by BarbaraRosenblat
Stink and his friends anxiously await the release of book five in the Nightmare on Zombie Street series and the Midnight Zombie Walk that will follow it. Meanwhile, they work on gory undead costumes and race to earn points in their reading contest. For grades 2-4. Commercial audiobook. 2012.


Whats Bugging Bailey Blecker?
DB73527 3 hours 9 minutes
by Gail Donovan
read by Jill Fox
Maine. Starting fifth grade in a new school is hard for Baileyand having head lice makes it worse. Then her pet bird Apollo escapes, her best friend Olivia is rarely around, and her mother wants Bailey to cut her waist-length hair to fight the lice faster. For grades 3-6. 2011.

How to Survive Middle School
DB74756 5 hours 1 minute
by Donna Gephart
read by Mark Delgado
Thanks to his ex-best friend the start of sixth grade is even worse than David Greenberg feared. But he finds a pal in Sophie, who shares his love of television shows. After they post a skit on YouTube, David and Sophie become wildly popularonline, at least. For grades 5-8. 2010.

Very Young Readers

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
DB74274 0 hours 10 minutes
by Sherri Duskey Rinker
read by Erik Sandvold
Tough trucks work all day long puffing smoke, lifting big metal beams, and moving dirt at a construction site, until they get tuckered out and go to sleep for the night. For preschool-grade 2. 2011.

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Childrens Nonfiction


The Ultimate Dinopedia: The Most Complete Dinosaur Reference Ever
DB74143 8 hours 22 minutes
by Don Lessem
read by Gary Tipton
Guide provides information on nearly a hundred dinosaurswhat they ate (plants or meat), where they lived (from the Arctic to the jungle), ways they behaved (some climbed trees) and evolved, and even what color some of them were. Includes quick facts on hundreds of others. For grades 3-6. 2010.

The Puppy Place: Guide to Puppies
DB77427 0 hours 41 minutes
by Ellen Miles
read by Guy Williams
A guide for finding the right dog for you and your family. Discusses different breeds and offers tips on providing the right equipment, food, and training for your new pet. For grades 2-4. 2013.

Dog Heroes: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #46, Dogs in the Dead of Night
DB741971 hour 20 minutes
by Mary Pope Osborne and
Natalie Pope Boyce
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Like the Saint Bernards in Dogs in the Dead of Night (DB 74196), the canines featured here are trained to save lives. Discusses search-and-rescue dogs, including some that helped find 9/11 survivors; service dogs; and famous hero dogs throughout history. For grades 2-4. 2011.

Pandas and Other Endangered Species: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House, Book 48; A Perfect Time for Pandas
DB773561 hour 6 minutes
by Mary Pope Osborne and
Natalie Pope Boyce
read by Theresa Conkin
In this companion to A Perfect Time for Pandas (DB 77354), Annie and Jack present information about the habitats and characteristics of pandas. They discuss the animals status as an endangered species and life on reserves. For grades 2-4. 2012.


Our Countrys Presidents: All You Need to Know about the Presidents, from George Washington to Barack Obama
DB77519 9 hours 44 minutes
by Ann Bausum
read by Bob Moore
Comprehensive guide to the presidents of the United States. Includes biographical information, summaries of their accomplishments, discussion of important events that happened during their administrations, and descriptions of geographical landmarks associated with them. Foreword by President Barack Obama. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2013.

Sojourner Truth: From Slave to Activist for Freedom
DB742481 hour 42 minutes
by Mary G. Butler
read by Allyson Johnson
Biography of abolitionist and womens rights activist Sojourner Truth (1797–1883). Formerly a slave named Isabella, she chose her own name when she escaped to freedom. Uses Truths speeches, autobiography, and other primary sources to chronicle her life. For grades 4-7. Commercial audiobook. 2003.

Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire
DB74566 2 hours 49 minutes
by Don Nardo
read by Barry Bernson
Portrays the life, career, and legacy of Mongol leader Genghis Khan (1162–1227). Discusses the customs of the Mongolians, their weapons and warfare techniques, military and legal reforms, conquests in China and western Asia, and the empire after the death of Kublai Khan, Genghiss grandson. For grades 6-9. 2011.

Sitting Bull
DB73816 4 hours 10 minutes
by Ronald A. Reis
read by J.P. Linton
Biography of Sioux Indian chief Sitting Bull (1831–1890), who witnessed the settling of the West by white pioneers who displaced his people. Highlights Sitting Bulls 1876 victory over General George Custers cavalry at the Little Big Horn. For grades 6-9. 2010.

Reporter in Disguise: The Intrepid Vic Steinberg
DB77351 2 hours 28 minutes
by Christine Welldon
read by Kerry Dukin
Biography of Vic Steinberg, the pseudonym for an investigative journalist in Victorian-era Toronto, who kept her identity a mystery, dressed as a man, smoked cigars, and spent time in jails. Includes a glossary and a bibliography. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2013.

Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx/Sonia Sotomayor: La Juez Que Creció en el Bronx
DB721951 hour 51 minutes
by Jonah Winter
read by various narrators
Born in the South Bronx, young Sonia had a dream: to become a judge. Concentrating on school and making the most of every opportunity, she reached new heights and made her mother proud. For grades K-3. English/Spanish language. (Nacido en el Bronx del Sur, la joven Sonia tuvo un sueño: hacerse juez. Concentrando en su escuela y aprovechando al máximo todas oportunidades, ella llegóa nuevas alturas y hizo su madre sentir orgullosa. Para grados K a 3. Texto bilingüe en inglés y español.) 2009.


Weve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Childrens March
DB74642 5 hours 49 minutes
by CynthiaLevinson
read by Bob Moore
Account of the nearly four thousand black youngsters who were arrested in Birmingham, Alabama, in May 1963 after marching to protest segregation. Features profiles of four participants, including the youngest of the group, nine-year-old Audrey Faye Hendricks. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2012.

The Year of Goodbyes: A True Story of Friendship, Family, and Farewells
DB736111 hour 39 minutes
by Debbie Levy
read by Annie Wauters
Inspired by her mother Juttas poesiealbuman album of poems written by friendsand Juttas diary, Levy presents a blank-verse recollection of the rapidly increased danger for Jews in Nazi Germany, which culminated in Juttas family moving to the United States before World War II. For grades 5-8. 2010.


On Sukkot and Simchat Torah
DB71865 0 hours 15 minutes
by Cathy Goldberg Fishman
read by Barbara Rappaport
Introduces the history and the customs of these two Jewish holidays. Follows a familys celebration of Sukkot, the festival of booths, and of Simchat Torah, rejoicing in the synagogue to mark the beginning of the annual cycle of reading from the Torah. For grades K-3. 2006.

Nature and the Environment

Celebritrees: Historic and Famous Trees of the World
DB77553 0 hours 32 minutes
by Margi Preus
read by Steven Carpenter
Guide to fourteen world-famous and beloved trees. Includes the California coast redwood Hyperion, which stands three hundred seventy-nine feet tall. Discusses what can be done to help our forests and to grow future celebritrees. For grades 2-4 and older readers. 2010.


Animal Nursery Rhymes/¡Muu, Moo! Rimas de Animales
DB71668 1 hour 54 minutes
compiled by Alma Flor Ada and others
read by various narrators
A selection of Spanish-language animal-themed nursery rhymes and English poetic renderings. Based on traditional folklore from Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Argentina, and Central America. Includes El Gallo Espolón, El Burro, Los Sapitos, Cri-Crí, and La Lechuza. A bilingual book in Spanish and English. For preschool-grade 2. (Una selección de poemas infantiles en español [y versiones poéticas en inglés] de animales. Basado en el folclore tradicional de España, México, Puerto Rico, Argentina y Centroamérica. Incluye El Gallo Espolón, El Burro, Los Sapitos, Cri-Crí, y La Lechuza.Para niños preescolares hasta el grado 2.) 2010.


The Twenty-five Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
DB74531 4 hours 3 minutes
by Len Berman
read by Barry Bernson
Panel of experts pick their favorite baseball stars. Discusses the players statistics, best games, and personalities on and off the field. Includes early greats like Cy Young and Ty Cobb and later ones like Mike Schmidt and Alex Rodriguez. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2010.

Stars in the Shadows: The Negro League All-Star Game of 1934
DB74753 1 hour 17 minutes
by Charles R. Smith Jr.
read by Patrick Downer
A story in rhyme recounts the second Negro League baseball all-star game in Chicago. Recaps each of the nine innings in which legendary players such as Satchel Paige, Cool Papa Bell, and Turkey Stearnes brought fans to their feet. For grades 2-4 and older readers. 2012.

Very Young Readers

I Can Be Safe: A First Look at Safety
DB74211 0 hours 17 minutes
by Pat Thomas
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Teaches children to trust their instincts when it comes to new situations and strangers. Shows them ways to keep safe, such as knowing their phone number and their parents names, and what to do if someone touches them inappropriately. For preschool-grade 2. 2003.

You and Your Body

The Girl Guide: Finding Your Place in a Mixed-Up World
DB77274 4 hours 53 minutes
by Christine Fonseca
read by Theresa Conkin
Guide for tween and teen girls to help them discover who they are, what is important to them, and who they want to be in life. Uses quizzes, activities, and other methods to encourage self-reflection. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2013.

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Foreign Language


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

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

¡Muu, Moo! Rimas de Animales/Animal Nursery Rhymes
DB71668 1 hora 54 minutos
compilado por Alma Flor Ada y otros
leído por varios narradores
Una selección de poemas infantiles en español [y versiones poéticas en inglés] de animales. Basado en el folclore tradicional de España, México, Puerto Rico, Argentina y Centroamérica. Incluye El Gallo Espolón, El Burro, Los Sapitos, Cri-Crí, y La Lechuza.Para niños preescolares hasta el grado 2. (A selection of Spanish-language animal-themed nursery rhymes and English poetic renderings. Based on traditional folklore from Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Argentina, and Central America. Includes El Gallo Espolón, El Burro, Los Sapitos, Cri-Crí, and La Lechuza. A bilingual book in Spanish and English. For preschool-grade 2.) 2010.

Antes de Ser Libres(Before We Were Free)
DB76982 5 horas 47 minutos
por Julia Alvarez
leído por María Pino
República Dominicana. A principios de los años sesenta, la familia de Anita, una niña de doce años de edad, es acosada y vigilada por la policía secreta. Se entera de que sus parientes cercanos están involucrados en el movimiento clandestino para poner fin a la dictadura del general Trujillo, poniendo en peligro a toda la familia. Para los grados 6-9. (Dominican Republic. In the early 1960s, twelve-year-old Anitas family is harassed and under surveillance by the secret police. She learns that close relatives are involved in the underground movement to end the crushing dictatorship of General Trujillo, endangering the entire family. For grades 6-9.) 2004.

Cosas Que ya no Existen (Things That No Longer Exist)
DB72983 7 horas 42 minutos
por Cristina Fernández Cubas
leído por María Pino
A través de viñetas autobiográficas de ficción, la autora española Fernández Cubas vuelve a ensamblar las piezas de su propio pasado. Ya sea el recuerdo de un colegio de monjas; un edificio de apartamentos en Argentina; o en cuentos intercambiadas en Guayaquil, Ecuadorlas facetas de su historia personal se exploran en este libro de memoria. (Through fictional autobiographical vignettes, author Fernández Cubas reassembles pieces of her past: the recollection of a convent school and of an apartment building in Argentina; of telling tales in Guayaquil, Ecuador, in the 1970s; and other memories of a bygone era.) 2011.

La Paleodieta: Consigue Tu Peso Ideal con la Dieta Cavernicola
(The Paleodiet: Achieve Your Ideal Weight with the Caveman Diet)

DB72979 10 horas 22 minutos
por Varda Fiszbein
leído por Juan Ramírez
Explora la paleodieta que aboga el consumo del tipo de comida que, el autor propone, la humanidad está biológicamente diseñada para comer. Con un énfasis en el consumo de carnes magras y frutas y verduras crudas como una forma de controlar el peso y evitar las enfermedades modernas. (Explores the paleodiet, which advocates eating the kinds of food that the author believes mankind is biologically designed to eat. Emphasizes the consumption of lean meats and raw fruits and vegetables as a way to control weight and avoid modern diseases.) 2011.

Breve Historia de la Segunda Guerra Mundial (Brief History of the Second World War)
DB76977 11 horas 28 minutos
por Jesús Hernández
leído por Juan Carlos Rueda
Esta breve introducción a la Segunda Guerra Mundial destaca los principales acontecimientos y batallas que tuvieron lugar entre 1939 y 1945. Incluye apéndices con los principales protagonistas de la guerra así como lugares de interés para visitar alrededor del mundo. Prólogo de Juan Antonio Cebrián. Violencia. (This brief introduction to the Second World War highlights key events and battles that took place between 1939 and 1945. Includes appendices listing the major protagonists in the war as well as places of interest to visit. Prologue by Juan Antonio Cebrián. Violence.) 2009.

Retrato de un Hombre Inmaduro (Portrait of an Immature Man)
DB72999 7 horas 47 minutos
por Luis Landero
leído por Harry Froget
En una cama de hospital, un protagonista sin nombre profiere varias anécdotas de su pasado. Se acuerda de aventuras y amigos en el distrito madrileño de Chamberí en su intento de desentrañar la verdad de su propia identidad y encontrar significado en el tiempo asignado a él. (An unnamed protagonist in a hospital bed recounts his adventures and acquaintances in the Chamberí district of Madrid, as he attempts to untangle the truth about his identity and find some meaning in the time he has left.) 2009.

Corazón Tan Blanco (A Heart So White)
DB70970 10 horas 3 minutos
por Javier Marías
leído por Jorge Pupo
España. Durante muchos años, el padre de Juan se mantuvo en silencio sobre la muerte de su primera esposa. Después que Juan se casa con Luisa, ella engancha a su suegro en conversaciones confidenciales. Regresando a casa un día temprano de viaje, Juan escucha secretos de su familia que realmente no quiere saber. Lenguaje injurioso. (Spain. For years Juans father remained silent about his first wifes death. After Juan marries Luisa, she draws out her father-in-law in confidential conversations. When Juan returns home from a trip a day early, he overhears family secrets that he really doesnt want to know. Strong language.) 1992.

Colección de Oro Jorge el Curioso/A Treasury of Curious George
DB74499 1 hora 37 minutos
por Margret Rey y H.A. Rey
leído por varios narradores
Una colección bilingüe de ocho cuentos sobre un mono adorable y aventurero llamado Jorge. Incluye Jorge el curioso va a la juguetería, Jorge el curioso va de campamento, y Jorge el curioso visita la biblioteca. (A collection of eight tales about a mischievous but loveable monkey named George. Includes Curious George Visits a Toy Store, Curious George Goes Camping, and Curious George Visits the Library. For grades K-3 and older readers. English/Spanish language.) 2011.

Tan Cerca de la Vida (So Close to Life)
DB72965 11 horas 2 minutos
por Santiago Roncagliolo
leído por Jorge Pupo
Tokio. Max, un analista de logística de la Corporación Géminis, está asistiendo a una conferencia sobre inteligencia artificial cuando sufre extrañas alucinaciones. Cuando secretos de la compañía se le revelan, Max trata de comprender una realidad que no siempre es lo que parece. Algunas descripciones de índole sexual y lenguaje injurioso. (Tokyo. Max, an employee of the Gemini Corporation, is attending a conference on artificial intelligence when he has strange hallucinations. As company secrets are revealed to him, Max struggles to understand a reality that isnt always what it seems. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. ) 2010.

Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del Mal (Pablo Escobar: The Boss of Evil)
DB76985 15 horas 10 minutos
por Alonso Salazar J.
leído por Paul Gamache
Biografía del notorio narcotraficante colombiano Pablo Escobar Gaviria, cuyo gran imperio criminal lo convirtió en uno de los más ricos, y más temidos, hombres en el mundo. Narra su encarcelamiento y escape de La Catedral, su lujosa prisión privada, y su muerte en 1993 en los tejados de Medellín. Violencia y lenguaje injurioso. (Biography of notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar Gaviria, whose criminal empire made him one of the wealthiest and most feared men in the world. Chronicles his imprisonment and escape from La Catedral prison and his 1993 death on the rooftops of Medellin. Violence and strong language.) 2001.

Sonia Sotomayor: La Juez Que Creció en el Bronx/Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx
DB72195 1 hora 51 minutos
por Jonah Winter
leído por varios narradores
Nacido en el Bronx del Sur, la joven Sonia tuvo un sueño: hacerse juez. Concentrando en su escuela y aprovechando al máximo todas oportunidades, ella llegóa nuevas alturas y hizo su madre sentir orgullosa. Para grados K a 3. Texto bilingüe en inglés y español. (Born in the South Bronx, young Sonia had a dream: to become a judge. Concentrating on school and making the most of every opportunity, she reached new heights and made her mother proud. For grades K-3. English/Spanish language.) 2009.

Audio Magazines

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American History (quarterly)

Analog Science Fiction and Fact (10 issues)

Asimov’s Science Fiction (10 issues)

The Atlantic (10 issues)

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

Bon Appétit (monthly)

Consumer Reports (monthly)

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

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

Diabetes Forecast (monthly)

Discover (12 issues)

Ebony (11 issues)

The Economist (51 issues)

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (11 issues)

Foreign Affairs (6 issues)

France-Amérique (French; 11 issues)

Good Housekeeping (12 issues)

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

Horticulture (6 issues)

Magazine of the Month (monthly)

Money (11 issues)

The Musical Mainstream (quarterly)

The Nation (41 issues)

National Geographic (monthly)

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

National Review (24 issues)

The New York Times Book Review (weekly)

Odyssey (9 issues)

Outdoor Life (10 issues)

People (51 issues)

People en Español (Spanish; 11 issues)

Piano Technicians Journal (monthly)

QST (monthly)

Quarterly Music Magazine (quarterly)

Sound & Vision (10 issues)

Spider (for children; 9 issues)

Sports Illustrated (50 issues)

Sports Illustrated Kids (11 issues)

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

Travel & Leisure (monthly)

True West (10 issues)

Vanidades (Spanish; 11 issues)

The Week (50 issues)

Wired (monthly)

The Writer (12 issues)