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Talking Book Topics September-October 2014

Volume 80, Number 5

About Talking Book Topics

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

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

Talking Book Topics is available online in HTML at Talking Book Topics section and in downloadable audio files on the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) service at https://nlsbard.loc.gov/.

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

Where to write

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Contents

In Brief
Newsstand

Books for Adults

Adult Fiction

Adult Nonfiction

Books for Children

Children’s Fiction

Children’s Nonfiction

Foreign Language

Español

Audio Magazines

In Brief

Order forms return to listing books by subject category

By subscriber request, beginning with this issue order forms for Braille Book Review and Talking Book Topics will return to listing books in the same subject-based alphabetical order as the book descriptions. This reflects a return to the format used in the March–April 2014 issue.

Talking Book Topics available in accessible PDF

Beginning with the May–June 2014 issue, Talking Book Topics (TBT) is available in a PDF format that can be read by screen readers. The accessible PDF allows readers to easily navigate among adult, children’s, and foreign-language books; between fiction and nonfiction; among subject categories; and among titles and authors. You can download the PDF magazine to your computer or electronic device at Talking Book Topics section and save it to be read at your leisure.

NLS launches music blog

The NLS Music Section has launched a new blog, NLS Music Notes, at http://blogs.loc.gov/nls-music-notes/. Written by Music Section staff and other guest bloggers, the blog will showcase the NLS music collection, highlight new acquisitions, profile musicians who are blind or have low vision, and discuss current events in the music world. Recent posts have included a history of the Music Section; a profile of musician Happy Traum and the instructional company he founded, Homespun Tapes; and an announcement of newly acquired digital braille musical scores. Patrons are encouraged to read the blog and share their own thoughts in the comments section.

Newly Added Network-Produced Audiobooks

NLS is pleased to announce that thirteen network-produced audiobooks have been added to the NLS collection through the Multistate Center East (MSCE) Quality Assurance Program. These titles are available for download on the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) website. Contact your local cooperating library to receive copies of these titles on digital cartridge.

Newly Added Network-Produced Audiobooks (by library)
From the Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services, FL1A

Mike Mulligan y Su Màquina Maravillosa (Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel) DBN 00016
20 minutos
por Virginia Lee Burton
leído por Norma Torres
Contra la amenaza de los nuevos aparatos de gasolina y motores de diesel, un hombre permanece fiel a su máquina de vapor y excava su camino hacia un final sorprendente—y feliz. Paro grados K a 3. (Against the threat of the new gas and diesel-engine contraptions, Mike Mulligan remains loyal to his steam shovel, Mary Anne, and digs his way to a surprising—nd happy—ending. For grades K–3.)

From the Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library, MO1A

Dictionary of Missouri Biography DBN 00023
85 hours, 52 minutes
by Kenneth Winn, Gary Kremer, and Lawrence Christensen
read by Mark Ashby
This work contains short biographies of more than seven hundred individuals—many of them native Missourians—who have contributed in some way to the course of state and national history.

From the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, NY1A

The Cement Garden DBN 00018
4 hours, 23 minutes
by Ian McEwan
read by Pete Larkin
First father died, then mother. Now the four children are left alone in a house that looks like a castle stranded among grim high-rises. McEwan excavates the ruins of childhood and uncovers things that most adults have spent a lifetime forgetting—or denying.

By Night in Chile DBN 00019
4 hours, 22 minutes
by Roberto Bolaño
read by A.J. Stetson
A fictional, feverish monologue of a flawed man and failed priest, the sick and aging Father Urrutia, takes place over the course of a single evening, and is written in a single paragraph. His ruminations cover Opus Dei, falconry, and private lessons on Marxism for Pinochet and his generals. Contains descriptions of violence.

Strange Forces DBN 00020
4 hours, 58 minutes
by Leopoldo Lugones
read by Laura Esterman
Twelve short stories by Argentinean fiction writer and poet Leopoldo Lugones, whose baroque style and paranormal fixations link him with kindred spirits such as Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft.

The Food Wars DBN 00021
5 hours, 11 minutes
by Walden F. Bello
read by Pete Larkin
Examines the food crisis and the imbalance in the most basic of human commodities and argues for the deglobalization of food production.

China’s Son: Growing Up in the Cultural Revolution DBN 00022
6 hours, 21 minutes
by Da Chen
read by David Beck
Author recounts his growing up in 1960s China, dropping out of school, joining a gang, and later, after Communist leader Mao’s death, studying day and night to earn a college education. For junior and senior high readers.

Azorno DBN 00024
3 hours, 50 minutes
by Inger Chistensen and Denise Newman
read by Rhoda Russell
A writer named Sampel recounts the events of his novel—or are they real events from his own life?

Dark Harbor: The War for the New York Waterfront DBN 00025
6 hours, 44 minutes
by Nathan Ward
read by Pete Larkin
Author explores the corruption and violence of the 1940s New York waterfront. Contains descriptions of violence and strong language.

City of Strangers DBN 00026
7 hours, 33 minutes
by Ian Mackenzie
read by David Beck
An act of violence sets in motion a series of events that change the life of Paul, his estranged older brother, and his dying father. Descriptions of violence.

From the Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, OK1A

When Turtle Grew Feathers: A Folktale from the Choctaw Nation DBN 00014
11 minutes
by Tim Tingle
read by Nancy Cheper
When Rabbit challenges Turtle to a race, he gets his comeuppance—and Turtle gets a little help from his friend, Turkey. In the process we learn why Turtle’s shell is cracked and why you never see Rabbit racing Turtle today. For preschool–grade 2.

Fibblestax DBN 00015
11 minutes
by Devin Scillian
read by Nancy Cheper
A young boy with a knack for coming up with fitting names for things competes with the high-handed man who has been assigning absurd names to see who will have the right to decide what things will be called. For preschool–grade 2.

Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship and Freedom DBN 00017
27 minutes
by Tim Tingle
read by Nancy Cheper
Mississippi before the Civil War. Martha, a Choctaw girl, makes friends with Little Mo, a slave boy on a plantation. One night, after Little Mo and his family are threatened, Martha helps them cross the river to freedom. For grades 2–4. 2006.

Newsstand

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

Accessible mobile phone available

The Odin VI, now available from Odin Mobile, is a talking cell phone designed specifically for individuals who are blind. Its built-in screen reader speaks everything on the screen and every key that is pressed on its slide-out keypad. The Odin VI is not a smartphone and is designed for users who simply want to make phone calls and send text messages. For users who want more complex devices, Odin Mobile also offers a small selection of Android phones with pre-loaded accessibility features.

The Odin VI can be purchased for $150 from Odin Mobile without a contract. Monthly plans are available starting at $10 for 150 minutes and unlimited texts. Residents of Texas may be able to obtain a free Odin VI phone through the state’s Specialized Telecommunications Assistance Program, which provides vouchers for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. For more information visit http://odinmobile.com/ External or call toll-free at 1-855-217-9459.

New tactile maps released

Maps of Michigan, a single volume that includes an overview of the state and more detailed maps showing cities, rivers, counties, highways, and farm and mineral products is now available from the Princeton Braillists. The publication contains fifteen maps and costs $8.00, payable by check or money order. To order Maps of Michigan or any other Princeton Braillists maps, contact Nancy Amick at (609) 924-5207. More information is available at http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/publications/princetonbraillists.html External .

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 https://nlsbard.loc.gov/. The free BARD Mobile app is available from Apple’s App store for reading audio and braille books on a personal iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. To learn more about the collection or to sign up for BARD service contact your local cooperating library. Regional library telephone numbers are listed on the last pages of this magazine.

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

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

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Adult Fiction

Adventure

The Mayan Secrets: A Fargo Adventure
DB77900 8 hours 32 minutes
by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry
read by Jack Fox
Mexico. Married treasure hunters Sam and Remi Fargo discover a skeleton with a sealed pot that holds an ancient Mayan book. The couple must fight off others who covet the powerful secrets that the text contains. 2013.

Mirage
DB78226 10 hours 6 minutes
by Clive Cussler
read by Mark Ashby
A U.S. destroyer left Philadelphia and mysteriously disappeared. Decades later Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the spy vessel Oregon learn of a new weapon linked to the missing ship—one that could pose a dangerous threat to the United States. Some violence and some strong language. 2013.

Hostile Shores: An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure
DB78071 11 hours 42 minutes
by Dewey Lambdin
read by Jack Fox
1805. After the events in Reefs and Shoals (DB 74606), Captain Lewrie returns to England and to his lover Lydia Stangbourne, while his ship gets retrofitted. His next assignment sends him to help retake the Cape of Good Hope from the Dutch. Some strong language. 2013.

Jane: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan
DB76250 13 hours 46 minutes
by Robin Maxwell
read by Suzan Crowley
1912. After her audience walks out on her lecture, Jane Porter, a paleoanthropologist, tells a writer in attendance her fantastical story. Seven years earlier she was rescued from a leopard attack in Africa by a man called Tarzan. Descriptions of sex, some strong language, and some violence. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

A Ship of War
DB75950 16 hours 30 minutes
by Sean Thomas Russell
read by Jim Zeiger
1794. After the events in A Battle Won (DB 72946), British captain Charles Hayden is sent to France aboard the HMS Themis to interview a spy. Hayden’s crew learns of a plan to invade England and sprints home, but is captured in the Atlantic. Violence and some strong language. 2012.

Caribbee: A Kydd Sea Adventure
DB78304 12 hours 46 minutes
by Julian Stockwin
read by Erik Sandvold
Following the disastrous events in Buenos Aires in Betrayal (DB 75795), Captain Thomas Kydd is sent to the Caribbean to guard against privateers. Once there he encounters an enemy from the past, learns of a secret French base, and is accused of murder. Some strong language. 2013.

A Sea unto Itself: A Novel of the Napoleonic Wars
DB78269 13 hours 49 minutes
by Jay Worrall
read by Jim Zeiger
After the events in Any Approaching Enemy (DB 63450), newly appointed captain Charles Edgemont leaves his Quaker wife and sails to the Red Sea to prevent Napoleon from invading India. Edgemont also battles murder and near-mutiny. Some violence and some strong language. 2013.

Family

Lost Lake
DB78299 9 hours 33 minutes
by Sarah Addison Allen
read by Jill Ferris
Widow Kate Pheris decides to take her daughter Devin to visit Lost Lake Resort—which Kate’s great-aunt Eby owns—for a last adventure before they move in with Kate’s micromanaging mother-in-law. When they get there they discover the resort is losing the magic Kate remembers. Some descriptions of sex. 2014.

A Week in Winter
DB76309 11 hours 36 minutes
by Maeve Binchy
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Chicky Starr returns home to Stoneybridge in western Ireland after twenty years in New York City. Chicky restores a dilapidated mansion and makes it into a boutique hotel with the help of her niece and a friend’s son. A motley crew of characters becomes their first guests. Bestseller. 2012.

Family Pictures
DB76673 11 hours 2 minutes
by Jane Green
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Sylvie and Maggie live on opposite coasts and both have husbands who travel constantly for work and children nearing college age. When Sylvie’s daughter meets Maggie’s in New York City, the lives of both families implode. The two families struggle to recover—with surprising consequences. Some strong language. 2013.

And Then I Found You
DB76537 7 hours 18 minutes
by Patti Callahan Henry
read by Shannon McManus
Thirteen years ago childhood friends Kate and Jack gave their newborn up for adoption. Now, at age thirty-five, Kate is on the verge of marrying someone else but needs to see Jack one more time. Then their daughter unexpectedly contacts them. Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Fractures
DB77950 9 hours 31 minutes
by Lamar Herrin
read by Jack Fox
Nearly retired architect Frank Joyner spends most of his time caring for his eleven-year-old grandson Danny. When Frank opposes a natural gas drilling development on his land, unspoken tensions in his family and community break into the open. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

See Now Then
DB76671 5 hours 38 minutes
by Jamaica Kincaid
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Born in the Caribbean, Mrs. Sweet now lives in a small New England village. As she raises her two children, she comes to realize that her musician husband, a born-and-bred New Yorker, hates her and the life they share. Some strong language. 2013.

We Are Water
DB77816 24 hours 43 minutes
by Wally Lamb
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
Successful artist Annie Oh is marrying gallery owner Viveca. As Annie’s ex-husband, children, and many other people gather for the wedding, Annie reexamines her life. Ugly truths and long-held secrets are festering just below the surface. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. Bestseller. 2013.

The Blossom Sisters
DB76539 8 hours 0 minutes
by Fern Michaels
read by Jeff Crawford
After his gold-digging wife throws him out, CPA Gus Hollister seeks solace at the farm of his grandmother Rose Blossom and her twin sisters Iris and Violet. But the ladies, who are harboring a lucrative secret, turn him away. Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Sheltering Rain
DB78012 16 hours 48 minutes
by Jojo Moyes
read by Terry Donnelly
Londoner Kate Ballantyne sends her sixteen-year-old daughter Sabine to live with Kate’s estranged parents on their crumbling Irish horse farm, while Kate sorts out her love life. Sabine gradually becomes fond of her elderly grandparents, but Kate’s arrival rekindles old resentments. 2002.

The Sisters Weiss
DB78005 11 hours 34 minutes
by Naomi Ragen
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Rose Weiss rebels against her ultraorthodox Jewish parents in 1960s Brooklyn and runs away from home. Forty years later, Rose—who is now an award-winning photographer—is stunned when her niece Rivka appears, seeking refuge from her traditional family. Some descriptions of sex. 2013.

The House of Tides
DB78166 13 hours 37 minutes
by Hannah Richell
read by Jill Fox
After becoming pregnant Dora Tide leaves London for Dorset, where she hopes to reconcile with her mother at the family estate. She also approaches her remarried father and older sister, who are still shadowed by a past tragedy. Some strong language. 2012.

The Pretty One: A Novel about Sisters
DB76485 9 hours 16 minutes
by Lucinda Rosenfeld
read by Renee Raudman
The thirtysomething Hellinger sisters are still pigeonholed in their family roles: Perri, the oldest, is the perfectionist; Pia, the middle sibling, is the pretty one; and Gus, the youngest, is the lesbian activist. But a series of events strengthens their contentious relationships. Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Ghana Must Go
DB76458 13 hours 47 minutes
by Taiye Selasi
read by J. Michael McCullough
After Kweku Sai dies suddenly, his children gather in Accra to settle his estate. They must come to terms with their relationships with Kweku—who was a brilliant surgeon but a poor parent—as well as with each other. 2013.

Just down the Road
DB76060 8 hours 33 minutes
by Jodi Thomas
read by Kristin Allison
Widower rancher Tinch Turner raises his orphaned nephew and finds himself attracted to Addison Spencer, a doctor fleeing from her past. Meanwhile, Reagan runs her dying uncle’s orchard and waits for her on-and-off boyfriend Noah to return from the rodeo. Sequel to The Comforts of Home (DB 75870). 2012.

Fantasy

Killer of Enemies
DB78176 8 hours 48 minutes
by Joseph Bruchac
read by Mary Kane
In a distant future, Native American girl Lozen hunts genetically modified monsters for the tyrants who are holding her mother, sister Ana, and little brother Victor hostage. With each kill Lozen’s unique powers grow. Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Autumn Bones: Agent of Hel
DB78279 12 hours 27 minutes
by Jacqueline Carey
read by Colleen Delany
Half-demon Daisy, from Dark Currents (DB 75562), settles into her role as an agent of Norse goddess Hel and into her relationship with Sinclair. Unfortunately, Sinclair is hiding a secret: he is descended from powerful sorcerers—and they want him back. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

A Beautiful Dark Trilogy
DB77741 23 hours 53 minutes
by Jocelyn Davies
read by Emily Maixner
Includes A Beautiful Dark, A Fractured Light, and A Radiant Sky. Seventeen-year-old Skye’s life changes on her birthday when she meets two strangers, Asher and Devin. She learns that the three of them are special and that their destinies are entwined. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2011.

Duplex
DB78037 6 hours 39 minutes
by Kathryn Davis
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Miss Vicks is a teacher who lives in suburbia and dates sorcerer Body-without-Soul. Time seems to fly past in a surreal manner as she tries to ignore the change in her student and neighbor Eddie after he briefly disappears one summer night. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Daughter of the Empire
DB77898 19 hours 55 minutes
by Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Sheltered seventeen-year-old Mara plans to join the Order of Lashima—but instead becomes Lady of the Acoma when her father and brother fall in battle. Mara must rally a ragtag band of rebel warriors to protect her family’s lands. Violence. 1987.

Honored Enemy: Legends of the Riftwar, Book 1
DB77767 11 hours 25 minutes
by Raymond E. Feist and William R. Forstchen
read by Todd Fox
Retreating from a deadly battle, Dennis Hartraft and his group of Marauders arrive at a frontier garrison to find it overrun by moredhel. When an enemy Tsurani patrol band makes the same discovery, Dennis and the Tsurani must decide whether to band together against the common threat. Violence. 2001.

Prince of the Blood
DB77872 14 hours 57 minutes
by Raymond E. Feist
read by John Polk
Twin brothers Borric and Erland, sons of Prince Arutha of Krondor, go on a diplomatic mission to the kingdom of Kesh. Before they leave, an assassination attempt on Borric is thwarted, but the brothers’ lives remain in danger. Revised from 1989 edition. Violence. 2004.

City of Lost Dreams
DB78003 11 hours 32 minutes
by Magnus Flyte
read by Jennifer Hubbard
A year after the events in City of Dark Magic (DB 75832), Sarah Weston returns to Europe. She must persuade a doctor to give thirteen-year-old blind musical prodigy Pollina Rutherford an experimental alchemical treatment for her rare autoimmune disorder. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2013.

Two Serpents Rise
DB78029 12 hours 18 minutes
by Max Gladstone
read by John Polk
In the desert town of Dresediel Lex, Caleb, a risk manager, is investigating a guard’s murder and the contamination of a water reservoir by a demon serpent, when he meets Mal. As Caleb’s relationship with Mal heats up, Caleb’s father becomes the main suspect in the case. Some violence. 2013.

The Last Four Things
DB75732 11 hours 13 minutes
by Paul Hoffman
read by Jack Fox
After The Left Hand of God (DB 72708), Thomas Cale returns to the Redeemers, an order of warrior-monks. Under the tutelage of Bosco, Cale trains soldiers as part of his role as the Angel of Death. But Cale’s friends continue to search for him. Violence and some strong language. 2011.

The Summer Tree: The Fionavar Tapestry, Book 1
DB77870 15 hours 20 minutes
by Guy Gavriel Kay
read by J. Michael McCullough
Five Canadian university students—Kimberly, Kevin, Jennifer, Dave, and Paul—agree to accompany the mage Loren Silvercloak to the land of Fionavar. They are invited to take part in a celebration of the king’s fiftieth year of reign—but Loren has other, hidden purposes. Some violence. 1984.

River of Dreams
DB78120 11 hours 56 minutes
by Lynn Kurland
read by Anne Hancock
Aisling of Bruadair continues her quest to save her kingdom with help from Rùnach of Ceangail. As they travel, they uncover more about Aisling’s past and visit Rùnach’s family home. The pair grows closer, but magic and assassins threaten them. Some violence. 2014.

Spellweaver
DB76420 12 hours 11 minutes
by Lynn Kurland
read by Kristin Allison
After his existence was revealed in A Tapestry of Spells (DB 71293), Ruith finds that his life and that of Sarah of Doìre are in danger. In order to save Sarah, Ruith must gather the spells his father left behind. Some violence. 2011.

Star of the Morning
DB76112 11 hours 21 minutes
by Lynn Kurland
read by Anne Hancock
Morgan of Melksham, an orphan who was raised by mercenaries, is now a soldier for hire. She is called to Tor Neroche to wield the Sword of Angesand and thus protect the kingdom, where dark forces are attacking and the king has lost his magic. Some violence. 2006.

Bastion: The Collegium Chronicles, Book 5
DB78098 11 hours 30 minutes
by Mercedes Lackey
read by L.J. Ganser
Mags returns to Haven after the events of Redoubt (DB 75711), but assassins follow him. To protect himself and others, Mags takes his friends into hiding at the Bastion. Meanwhile, he is plagued by memories that are not his. Violence. 2013.

Moth and Spark
DB78385 14 hours 31 minutes
by Anne Leonard
read by Colleen Delany
Dragons once called Caithen home, but five hundred years ago the Empire conquered the kingdom and bound them into service. Now the dragons want Corin, crown prince of Caithen, to free them. His task seems hopeless—until he meets Tam, a seer, and realizes her powers may be his salvation. 2014.

Ashes of Honor: An October Daye Novel
DB76579 12 hours 30 minutes
by Seanan McGuire
read by Mary Kowal
Fae changeling and private investigator October “Toby” Daye agrees to search for the kidnapped daughter of fellow knight Etienne. Etienne’s daughter is a changeling like Toby, but her powers are uncontrolled and threaten the balance of the world. Some violence and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Late Eclipses: An October Daye Novel
DB76577 11 hours 55 minutes
by Seanan McGuire
read by Mary Kowal
Fae changeling and private investigator October “Toby” Daye must unearth the cause of her friend Lily’s illness before Lily and her subjects are threatened by outside forces. Meanwhile, an old enemy of Toby’s returns with hidden motives. Some violence and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

One Salt Sea: An October Daye Novel
DB76578 12 hours 42 minutes
by Seanan McGuire
read by Mary Kowal
Fae changeling and private investigator October “Toby” Daye is settling into her new role as Countess of Goldengreen. She agrees to find the kidnapped sons of a sea fae ruler, but war looms if she fails. Some violence and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

The Book of the Night
DB78356 7 hours 18 minutes
by Pearl North
read by Mary Kane
After the events in The Boy from Ilysies (DB 72557), healer Po becomes the unwilling consort of vain queen Thela. Po tries to keep the queen from using Lion’s Bloom, the magical pen that can rewrite reality. Descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2012.

Tales from High Hallack: The Collected Short Stories of Andre Norton, Volume 1
DB78180 9 hours 38 minutes
by Andre Norton
read by Mary Kane
Collection of eighteen short stories by the author of The Gate of the Cat (DB 32262). In “Ancient Enchantress” Merlin’s student sits with him as he dies. “Through the Needle’s Eye” tells the story of a young girl with polio who learns needlework from an elderly neighbor. 2014.

Tongues of Serpents: The Temeraire Adventures, Book 6
DB76507 13 hours 27 minutes
by Naomi Novik
read by Erik Sandvold
After Victory of Eagles (DB 67482) Laurence and Temeraire are transported to the prison colony of Australia as punishment for their treason. They discover that the governor—Captain Bligh, formerly of the HMS Bounty—has been deposed and wants their help in regaining his post. Strong language and some violence. 2010.

The Last Threshold: The Neverwinter Saga, Book 4
DB76335 14 hours 2 minutes
by R.A. Salvatore
read by Mark Delgado
Draygo Quick spies on Drizzt Do’Urden by using a magical connection with Drizzt’s lost panther Guenhwyvar. Meanwhile, Drizzt’s relationship with Dahlia erodes as they head to Icewind Dale to once more fight for the Realms. Sequel to Charon’s Claw (DB 75352). Violence. 2013.

Osama
DB75999 7 hours 58 minutes
by Lavie Tidhar
read by Chuck Young
In an alternate world, a nameless woman hires Joe, a private detective, to track down the author of a series of pulp novels called Osama bin Laden: Vigilante. As he investigates, Joe’s sense of identity and place begins to fracture. Violence and some strong language. World Fantasy Award. 2011.

Quintessence
DB76615 14 hours 6 minutes
by David Walton
read by Andy Pyle
When a ship docks in London with its entire crew dead or dying, alchemist Christopher Sinclair finagles it to search for the magical element of quintessence. Joined by royal physician Stephen Parris and Parris’s daughter Catherine, Sinclair sails to the edge of the world while battling unexpected dangers. Violence. 2013.

Cold City: A Repairman Jack Novel; the Early Years Trilogy, Book 1
DB78357 10 hours 50 minutes
by F. Paul Wilson
read by Mary Kane
New York City, 1990. After losing his temper and severely injuring a coworker, twenty-one-year-old college dropout Jack dives into the seedy side of the city. Soon Jack is toting a gun and smuggling stolen goods—and uncovering secrets others want hidden. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

General

Elizabeth the First Wife
DB76829 9 hours 34 minutes
by Lian Dolan
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
When her ex-husband—now the third-highest-grossing action-movie star—crashes her Shakespeare 401 class, professor Elizabeth Lancaster can’t believe the turn her life is taking. Drawn back into working with him, Elizabeth finds their relationship taking another surprising turn. 2013.

The Explanation for Everything
DB78002 8 hours 56 minutes
by Lauren Grodstein
read by Erin Jones
Biologist and widowed single dad Andy Waite is up for tenure at a small liberal arts college in New Jersey. As he begins the semester, Andy is looking forward to teaching his periodic class, There Is No God. But student Melissa Potter, an evangelical Christian, challenges his views. 2013.

The Big Bang
DB75988 13 hours 15 minutes
by Linda Joffe Hull
read by Carol Dines
After several unsuccessful fertility treatments, Hope Jordan is finally pregnant. The problem is she’s not sure who the prospective father is—she ate spiked brownies at a community party while her husband was out of town. Meanwhile, controversies are brewing in the Jordans’ subdivision. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards
DB78365 8 hours 28 minutes
by Kristopher Jansma
read by Steven Carpenter
In this fictional autobiography, an unnamed narrator shares his tale of growing up as the son of an unmarried flight attendant and becoming a writer. His friendships with Julian and Evelyn turn into a love triangle that not all will survive. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Gods without Men
DB76339 14 hours 33 minutes
by Hari Kunzru
read by various narrators
Raj, a young boy with autism, goes missing on a family vacation to California, plunging his parents Jaz and Lisa into a public nightmare. Meanwhile, Raj’s world intersects with others through the trickster god Coyote. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

The Good House
DB76232 10 hours 54 minutes
by Ann Leary
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
New England. Ever since her daughters intervened and sent her to rehab, sixty-year-old divorced realtor Hildy Good has been secretly drinking in her cellar. Hildy rejoices when she finds a drinking buddy in her new neighbor Rebecca—but both of their lives start unraveling. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

What Alice Forgot
DB74519 14 hours 18 minutes
by Liane Moriarty
read by Kate Kiley
When Alice Love awakens on a gym floor, she wonders why she’s there; she’s pregnant and hates gyms. She soon learns it’s 2008—not 1998—and that she has had three children and is in the middle of a nasty divorce. Strong language. 2009.

Still Life with Bread Crumbs
DB78255 7 hours 21 minutes
by Anna Quindlen
read by Jill Fox
Sixty-year-old Manhattan photographer Rebecca Winter, once renowned for her work with everyday objects, is now broke and moves to a cabin in upstate New York. Rebecca refills her coffers by photographing items found in nature and regains peace by flirting with roofer Jim Bates and adopting a dog. Bestseller. 2014.

Gothics

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
DB78116 9 hours 59 minutes
by Henry Farrell
read by Anne Hancock
Former vaudeville star Jane cares for her sister Blanche, whose Hollywood career was cut short after an accident. But everyone wonders if Jane caused Blanche’s injuries. Basis for the 1962 movie starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. Includes three previously unpublished short stories. Violence and strong language. 2013.

The Ghost of the Mary Celeste
DB78202 11 hours 24 minutes
by Valerie Martin
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
The Briggs and Cobb families are beset with deaths at sea. In 1859 Maria Briggs and her husband Joseph Gibbs are swept overboard. In 1872 the Mary Celeste, which was commanded by Benjamin Briggs, is found abandoned. In 1881 struggling writer Arthur Conan Doyle’s tale questions the families’ fates. 2014.

Bellman and Black
DB77897 10 hours 55 minutes
by Diane Setterfield
read by John Polk
Ten-year-old Will Bellman kills a rook, a small black bird, in a boyhood competition. He strives to forget the incident and does. But as Will moves through his life, managing the mill his cousin will inherit, marrying, and becoming a father, a darkness haunts him. Some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Historical Fiction

The Paris Architect
DB77875 12 hours 1 minute
by Charles Belfoure
read by Andy Pyle
Paris, 1942. A wealthy Jewish man commissions architect Lucien Bernard to design a hiding space for him. Sorely in need of the money, Lucien accepts the job. He soon becomes known for his special line of underground work, which puts Lucien in danger. Strong language and some violence. 2013.

Waiting for Sunrise
DB76194 14 hours 36 minutes
by William Boyd
read by Erik Sandvold
1913. While in Vienna to see a psychoanalyst, actor Lysander Rief is embroiled in a torrid affair—which ends with him being accused of sexual assault. Secreted out of the country, he is later recruited to spy for England. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

The Painted Girls
DB76341 12 hours 19 minutes
by Cathy Marie Buchanan
read by various narrators
Paris, 1878. After their father dies, Antoinette van Goethem takes her sisters Marie and Charlotte to the Paris Opéra’s dance school. Soon Marie is posing for Edgar Degas, and Antoinette is embroiled in a dangerous love affair. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Last Runaway
DB78186 10 hours 8 minutes
by Tracy Chevalier
read by Jill Tanner
1850. Quaker Honor Bright accompanies her sister Grace from England to Ohio, where Grace will marry her fiancé. Grace dies before they reach the town of Faithwell, but Honor decides to stay. There, she becomes involved in the Underground Railroad and wrestles with her conscience. Some violence. 2013.

Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival
DB78298 16 hours 7 minutes
by Jennifer Chiaverini
read by Kristin Allison
In this imagining of Washington society in the 1860s, Kate Chase serves as hostess for her widowed father Salmon, the secretary of the treasury. Kate believes her father should have been elected president—with her as First Lady rather than Mary Todd Lincoln—and a rivalry develops between the women. 2014.

Death of Kings
DB78280 12 hours 49 minutes
by Bernard Cornwell
read by Robert Sams
After the events of The Burning Land (DB 70920), King Alfred lays dying. Uhtred must decide between carrying out Alfred’s last wishes or continuing the fight to reclaim his own lands. Alfred’s son Edward complicates the decision. Violence and some strong language. 2011.

The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls
DB76822 12 hours 6 minutes
by Anton DiSclafani
read by Mare Trevathan
North Carolina, 1930. Fifteen-year-old Thea is sent away to the Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls—a place of exile for wealthy, young Southern women. There, Thea must come to terms with her past and prepare for the future. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Warlord
DB78101 15 hours 51 minutes
by Angus Donald
read by John Haag
1194. Sir Alan Dale, a lieutenant to the outlaw Robin Hood, searches Paris and the French countryside for the man who ordered his father’s death ten years ago. As he does, he uncovers a plot against the king. Violence. 2012.

Marching to Zion
DB78069 9 hours 31 minutes
by Mary Glickman
read by J. Michael McCullough
1916. In racially divided St. Louis, black woman Mags Preacher gets a job working for the funeral home of the Jewish Fishbein family. Mags’s black friend Magnus Bailey is having an affair with the Fishbeins’ daughter, a dangerous proposition. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

The General’s Mistress
DB76061 12 hours 14 minutes
by Jo Graham
read by Gabriella Cavallero
1796. Madame Elzelina Ringeling leaves her cold, ambitious husband, a Dutch politician, for the French general Moreau—exchanging her respectable life for a liberated Parisian lifestyle. Elzelina later changes her name and her clothes, travels through war-torn France, and becomes a sought-after courtesan. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2012.

Hard Twisted
DB75975 7 hours 44 minutes
by C. Joseph Greaves
read by Mare Trevathan
1934. Thirteen-year-old Lottie Lucile Garrett and her alcoholic father Dillard meet charismatic drifter Clint Palmer and travel with him to Texas. When Dillard disappears, Clint takes Lottie to Utah, supposedly to meet her father. But other tragedies await. Some violence and some strong language. 2012.

The Virgin’s Lover
DB78268 15 hours 21 minutes
by Philippa Gregory
read by Gabriella Cavallero
England, 1558. Twenty-five-year-old Princess Elizabeth ascends the throne, giving her friend, ex-traitor Robert Dudley, opportunity to restore his place at court. Defying advice to choose a husband for political advantage, Elizabeth pursues an affair with married Robert, igniting a scandal. Some violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2004.

Fever
DB78203 10 hours 32 minutes
by Mary Beth Keane
read by Kristin Allison
New York City, 1907. Cook Mary Mallon—the infamous Typhoid Mary of history—is arrested and taken to a hospital for evaluation. She is accused of spreading the disease to twenty-three people, resulting in three deaths. Mary reflects on immigrating to America, why she continued to work, and her incarceration. 2013.

Smoke Portrait
DB76143 13 hours 16 minutes
by Trilby Kent
read by Erik Sandvold
1930s. Young Englishwoman Glen Phayre volunteers for pen-pal duties with European prisoners to help improve their English. Her letter is misdirected and falls into the hands of Belgian schoolboy Marten Kuypers. Marten pretends to be the prisoner and he and Glen share their lives as war looms. Some violence. 2011.

Child of Vengeance
DB76367 15 hours 17 minutes
by David Kirk
read by Erik Sandvold
Bennosuke grows up in the court of Lord Shinmen, for whom his samurai father is a commander. As Bennosuke comes of age, he struggles to accept death as the way of the warrior and takes on a different identity. Violence and some strong language. 2013.

The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress
DB78149 10 hours 1 minute
by Ariel Lawhon
read by Kristin Allison
1969. In this fictionalized reimagining of a famous unsolved mystery, Stella Crater tells an investigator what she knows about the disappearance of her husband, Judge Joseph Crater, thirty-nine years ago. At the time, Crater was living the high life in Manhattan with Stella and his mistress Ritzi. Some violence. 2014.

History of a Pleasure Seeker
DB76022 11 hours 0 minutes
by Richard Mason
read by Erik Sandvold
1907. Piet Barol comes to Amsterdam to tutor the sickly son of a wealthy family. Piet wants to live an affluent lifestyle, and plays into the intrigues of the household. The lessons he learns serve him well on his travels throughout Europe. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

The King’s Agent
DB76109 14 hours 15 minutes
by Donna Russo Morin
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Battista della Palla steals what works of art he cannot legitimately acquire for King François I of France. While searching for another piece one night, he encounters Aurelia, ward of the Marquess of Mantua. Aurelia helps Battista with his search, but she harbors a dangerous secret. Some violence. 2012.

Teatime for the Firefly
DB78032 13 hours 20 minutes
by Shona Patel
read by Jill Fox
India, 1943. Seventeen-year-old Layla Roy has been taught the value of education and independence by her grandfather Dadamoshai. She falls in love, marries, and learns to navigate life as the effects of World War II reverberate through the country. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Netherwood and Ravenscliffe
DB78274 27 hours 51 minutes
by Jane Sanderson
read by Kristin Allison
A coal mine sustains the estate of the Earl of Netherwood. In Netherwood the earl must manage family obligations while miner’s wife Eve Williams deals with tragedy. In Ravenscliffe Eve supports her friend Anna as Anna refurbishes the home of her dreams. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

Out of the Easy
DB76108 8 hours 17 minutes
by Ruta Sepetys
read by Mare Trevathan
1950. Josie, the seventeen-year-old daughter of a French Quarter prostitute, wants to escape New Orleans for prestigious Smith College. But a mysterious death in the Quarter draws Josie back into the underworld. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Freud’s Sister
DB75952 8 hours 34 minutes
by Goce Smilevski
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Austria, 1938. The Germans have recently invaded, and Jewish sisters Adolfina, Paulina, Marie, and Rosa must deal with Nazi rule after they are abandoned by their brother, famous psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. While in a concentration camp, Adolfina reminisces on her life. Translated from Macedonian. 2012.

The Valley of Amazement
DB77836 23 hours 35 minutes
by Amy Tan
read by Erin Jones
Shanghai, 1905. Seven-year-old Violet lives with her American mother Lulu, who is a courtesan. Seven years later, when the Ching dynasty collapses, Violet is separated from Lulu and grows up to become a courtesan herself—and loses her own daughter. Some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2013.

Fingal O’Reilly, Irish Doctor
DB77938 17 hours 20 minutes
by Patrick Taylor
read by Laura Giannarelli
1965. Dr. Fingal O’Reilly and his wife Kitty return from their honeymoon to Ballybucklebo, Northern Ireland. As he tends to his patients, Fingal reminisces about his years as a new physician in the 1930s, when he worked in Dublin’s slums. Sequel to Irish Country Wedding (DB 76135). 2013.

The Perfume Collector
DB78151 11 hours 59 minutes
by Kathleen Tessaro
read by Anne Hancock
In 1955 London newlywed Grace Munroe learns that her husband cheated on her and that she has inherited a fortune from an unknown Parisian woman. Grace travels to France to investigate her relationship to her deceased benefactor, Eva d’Orsey, and asserts her newfound independence. 2013.

House of Purple Cedar
DB78447 8 hours 13 minutes
by Tim Tingle
read by Mary Kane
Oklahoma, 1896. Rose, a young Choctaw, witnesses the burning of her school, the New Hope Academy for Girls, on New Year’s Eve. In the devastating months that follow, the townspeople search for the arsonists and try to come to terms with the tragedy—including the death of Rose’s friend. 2014.

The Quality of Mercy
DB75970 10 hours 54 minutes
by Barry Unsworth
read by John Haag
1767. The events of Sacred Hunger (DB/RC 35725) are still reverberating. Erasmus Kemp has sworn that the mutineers responsible for his father’s ruin will be hanged. But one, Sullivan, has escaped from prison to search for the family of his dead shipmate Billy Blair. Some violence. 2011.

Habits of the House
DB76069 10 hours 0 minutes
by Fay Weldon
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
London, 1899. Eric Baum is the Earl of Dilberne’s new financial advisor and lawyer. Baum and his wife crave society’s acceptance—and the financial and social tribulations of the Dilberne family may be the key to getting it. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

 

Holidays

Christmas Treasures
DB75759 9 hours 19 minutes
by Thomas Kinkade and Katherine Spencer
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Widowed missionary Isabel Lawrence arrives at Cape Light to fill in for Reverend Ben after he suffers a heart attack while shoveling snow. As Ben ponders his retirement, Isabel administers to the townspeople, including a teen who has vandalized the church. Sequel to On Christmas Eve (DB 75583). 2011.

Human Relationships

Kind of Kin
DB76012 11 hours 49 minutes
by Rilla Askew
read by Mare Trevathan
2008. Oklahoma farmer Bob Brown is caring for his grandson Dustin when Bob is arrested and jailed for harboring illegal immigrants. Dustin is sent to live with his aunt and runs away, further straining family ties. Some violence and some strong language. 2013.

Lie
DB74436 6 hours 59 minutes
by Caroline Bock
read by Kimberly Schraf
After Skylar’s boyfriend is accused of brutally assaulting two Latino immigrants, Skylar keeps what she witnessed to herself. But she questions her own motives after one of the victims demands justice. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2011.

Fat Angie
DB76248 6 hours 30 minutes
by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo
read by Angela Dawe
Life further unravels for overweight high school freshman Angie as her dysfunctional family learns that Angie’s sister is presumed dead in Iraq. But then cool new girl KC forms an unlikely friendship with Angie. Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Ruining
DB76452 8 hours 0 minutes
by Anna Collomore
read by Kristin Allison
Annie leaves her life in Detroit for a nanny job with the Cohens, a rich family in California, and has high hopes for her future. But when Mrs. Cohen’s behavior changes drastically, Annie’s own sanity becomes at risk. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

The Moon and More
DB76814 11 hours 2 minutes
by Sarah Dessen
read by Kristin Allison
Emaline’s life in the beachside town of Colby changes during the summer before she goes to college. She thinks her boyfriend Luke is perfect, but then she meets Theo, a sophisticated out-of-towner, and starts to question her future. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Indiscretion
DB76565 10 hours 25 minutes
by Charles Dubow
read by Gregory Maupin
Middle-aged lawyer Walter provides a narrative of the events that unfold after Maddy—the best friend whom he has always secretly loved—and her husband Harry meet a young woman named Claire. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Redeeming Waters
DB77434 10 hours 32 minutes
by Vanessa Davis Griggs
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Brianna Bathsheba Wright Waters first met gospel artist David R. Shepherd when she was ten and he was twenty-five. Now he is megastar King d.Avid and she is a lonely married woman. King offers Brianna the emotional connection she longs for. Some descriptions of sex. 2011.

Crash and Burn
DB77831 18 hours 12 minutes
by Michael Hassan
read by Alec Volz
Steven “Crash” Crashinsky, a teen with ADHD, stops his classmate David “Burn” Burnett from blowing up their high school in the summer before college. In a book deal, Crash recounts his ten-year relationship with Burn. Strong language, descriptions of sex, and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

A Dual Inheritance
DB76812 19 hours 24 minutes
by Joanna Hershon
read by Erik Sandvold
Hugh Shipley, the scion of a famous Boston family, and Ed Cantowitz, a scholarship student, develop an unlikely friendship during their last year at Harvard. Their friendship falls apart after a few years—until their daughters connect at school. Strong language. 2013.

Living with Jackie Chan
DB78384 7 hours 4 minutes
by Jo Knowles
read by Michael Scherer
After making a bad choice, high school senior Josh moves in with his uncle Larry, who is obsessed with Jackie Chan, and tries to start a new life. Karate and new friends help, but Josh holds onto the night that changed everything. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

The Lowland
DB77581 13 hours 55 minutes
by Jhumpa Lahiri
read by Andy Pyle
Brothers Udayan and Subhash grow up on the outskirts of Calcutta. In the 1960s Udayan falls in with a radical movement and helps plot revolution. Subhash disapproves, but begins a new life in America—until he’s called back home. Some violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2013.

Two Boys Kissing
DB78286 5 hours 59 minutes
by David Levithan
read by Joe Peck
A chorus of men who died during the late-20th-century AIDS epidemic observes and yearns to help a cross-section of gay teens to navigate love, relationships, coming out, self-acceptance, and more in a radically changed era. Descriptions of sex, some strong language, and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass
DB78106 5 hours 48 minutes
by Meg Medina
read by Abigail Maupin
New student Piddy Sanchez is casually told that a girl she has never met, Yaqui Delgado, plans to pick a fight with her. Confused by the threat, Piddy tries to avoid Yaqui—but the situation escalates. Strong language and some violence. Pura Belpré Award. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

The Deal, the Dance, and the Devil
DB77361 12 hours 2 minutes
by Victoria Christopher Murray
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Evia Langston and her husband Adam were living a perfect, comfortable family life until the recession hit and shattered their financial stability. Then Evia’s multimillionaire boss tempts them with an indecent offer. Descriptions of sex. 2011.

The Death of Bees
DB78303 6 hours 43 minutes
by Lisa O’Donnell
read by Martha Pardee
Sisters Marnie and Nelly bury their parents in the backyard. Fifteen-year-old Marnie hides their secret from inquisitive adults, hoping to hold them at bay until she turns sixteen and can become her younger sister’s legal guardian. Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Alex Award. 2012.

The Silver Linings Playbook
DB76245 7 hours 21 minutes
by Matthew Quick
read by Ray Porter
Former mental-hospital patient Pat Peoples believes in happy endings and waits at his parents’ house in South Jersey for his wife Nikki to return. Then Tiffany, a clinically depressed widow, finds her way into Pat’s life. Movie tie-in. Strong language. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

Behind Closed Doors
DB78072 6 hours 51 minutes
by Kimberla Lawson Roby
read by Theresa Conkin
Best friends Regina and Karen believe they have it all, including good marriages and beautiful homes. But when Regina suspects her husband Larry is having an affair and Karen has issues with her husband John’s gambling addiction, they try to redefine their lives. Strong language and descriptions of sex. 1997.

Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets
DB78359 6 hours 13 minutes
by Evan Roskos
read by James Konicek
Sixteen-year-old poet James Whitman’s mental health worsens after his sister is expelled from school and thrown out of their house. Going through the motions of living, James has accelerated anxiety and turns to an imaginary therapist, Dr. Bird, for advice. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
DB76122 6 hours 57 minutes
by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
read by Bruce Huntey
Ari Mendoza is an angry loner whose older brother is in prison. But when Ari meets Dante—his opposite—the boys form a strong bond. Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his family, and the universe. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. Stonewall, Pura Belpre Awards. 2012.

The Love Song of Jonny Valentine
DB76385 11 hours 58 minutes
by Teddy Wayne
read by Kirby Heyborne
Eleven-year-old Jonny Valentine nightly plays to crowds of thousands while touring to promote his latest album. Jane, his mom and manager, spends her time partying with label and radio executives, leaving Jonny to fight for a sense of normalcy in the world of outsized fame. Strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

 

Humor

Elimination Night
DB76071 8 hours 38 minutes
by Anonymous
read by Mare Trevathan
Sasha King has moved to Los Angeles to refill her savings account so she can live on the beach and finish her novel. She ends up working on top-rated talent show Project Icon and watching the machinations and meltdowns of celebrities and wannabes. Strong language. 2013.

Insane City
DB76146 12 hours 12 minutes
by Dave Barry
read by Erik Sandvold
In Miami for his wedding with Tina—a confident attorney he can’t believe is marrying him—slacker Seth immediately gets drunk, lost, and attached to an odd group of locals. But when he discovers a desperate Haitian family washed up on the beach, Seth’s wedding plans are truly compromised. Strong language. 2013.

What in God’s Name
DB76057 6 hours 2 minutes
by Simon Rich
read by Erik Sandvold
Craig and Eliza work in the Miracles Department of Heaven, Inc., where God is CEO. When God grows bored with being a deity, he decides to open an Asian fusion restaurant and annihilate Earth. Craig and Eliza must convince him to give Earth one more chance. Some strong language. 2012.

The Rosie Project
DB78150 8 hours 13 minutes
by Graeme Simsion
read by Guy Williams
Socially stunted geneticist Don Tillman embarks on an endeavor he calls the Wife Project. As he quantifies the qualities of a perfect wife, he encounters Rosie, who seeks Don’s help in identifying her real father. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2013.

Legal Themes

The Guilty One
DB78158 15 hours 6 minutes
by Lisa Ballantyne
read by Erik Sandvold
London solicitor Daniel Hunter’s new client is eleven-year-old Sebastian Croll, who is accused of murdering his eight-year-old playmate at the park. As the trial preparation gets underway, Daniel receives news that his estranged mother has died, causing him to revisit his own troubled childhood. Strong language and some violence. 2012.

Sandrine’s Case
DB78296 9 hours 38 minutes
by Thomas H. Cook
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Professor Sam Madison found his historian wife Sandrine, recently diagnosed with ALS, dead in bed—a likely suicide. But a year later, he is on trial for her murder. As Sam listens to the prosecutor’s witnesses, he discovers what Sandrine thought of him—and what he thinks of her. Strong language. 2013.

The Wife of Martin Guerre
DB78310 4 hours 14 minutes
by Janet Lewis
read by Erin Jones
Young French peasants Bertrande de Rols and Martin Guerre marry to settle a family feud. Martin later leaves to fight in a war and is gone eight years. Bertrande suspects that the man who returns is an imposter. Based on a 1560 trial. 1941.

 

Medical Themes

Cell
DB78241 10 hours 4 minutes
by Robin Cook
read by Gregory Gorton
Los Angeles. Medical resident George Wilson attends his former lover and classmate Paula Stonebrenner’s presentation on iDoc—a virtual physician accessed through cell phones. The technology thrills him—until he realizes his fiancée was beta testing iDoc when she mysteriously died. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

 

Mystery and Detective

The Bone Yard: A Body Farm Novel
DB78040 8 hours 13 minutes
by Jefferson Bass
read by Jack Fox
A Florida forensic analyst training with Dr. Bill Brockton at the Tennessee Body Farm asks Brockton to help prove that her sister didn’t commit suicide. After arriving in Florida, Brockton is drawn into a mystery involving two adolescent skulls discovered near a juvenile-detention facility. Some violence and some strong language. 2011.

Speaking from among the Bones: A Flavia de Luce Novel
DB76111 9 hours 2 minutes
by Alan Bradley
read by Gabriella Cavallero
England, 1951. Eleven-year-old Flavia’s church arranges to open the tomb of St. Tancred, its patron saint, on the quincentennial of his death. When excavators find the church organist dead and wearing a gas mask, Flavia investigates. Flavia must also come to terms with the sale of her beloved home. 2013.

Only the Good Spy Young
DB76102 6 hours 40 minutes
by Ally Carter
read by Renee Raudman
After an incident at the London Tower leaves her wondering whom to trust, Cammie joins the other Gallagher girls in searching for answers about their teacher Mr. Solomon. Sequel to Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover (DB 69412). Some violence. For junior and senior high readers. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

United We Spy
DB78210 7 hours 3 minutes
by Ally Carter
read by Abigail Maupin
While her friends look forward to making college plans, Cammie is more concerned with uncovering the nefarious schemes of the Circle of Cavan—and staying alive. Sequel to Out of Sight, Out of Time (DB 77611). Some violence. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2013.

Hercule Poirot: The Complete Short Stories
DB77615 36 hours 27 minutes
by Agatha Christie
read by Gary Tipton
More than fifty stories and novellas comprise this comprehensive omnibus featuring Christie’s first recurring protagonist, Hercule Poirot. The transplanted Belgian detective solves British mysteries, including the double murder of a lord and his fiancée at a masquerade ball in “The Affair at Victory Ball.” Foreword by Charles Todd. 2013.

Wedding Cake Mysteries: The Look of Love, Footprints in the Sand, That Old Black Magic; Books 2, 3, and 4
DB78267 20 hours 21 minutes
by Mary Jane Clark
read by Martha Harmon Harmon Pardee
After the publicity garnered by her celebrity wedding cake in To Have and to Kill (DB 77651), actress Piper Donovan’s baking skills are sought after in these next three books of the series. And each new job provides a mystery to engage Piper’s amateur sleuthing. Some violence. 2014.

The Best American Mystery Stories, 2009
DB77808 17 hours 57 minutes
edited by Jeffery Deaver
read by John Polk
Features works of twenty authors, including Alice Munro, James Lee Burke, Joyce Carol Oates, and Michael Connelly. In Oates’s “Dear Husband” a woman’s suicide note explains why she killed their children and herself. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2009.

Cat in a Vegas Gold Vendetta: A Midnight Louie Mystery
DB76429 12 hours 15 minutes
by Carole Nelson Douglas
read by J.P. Linton
Amateur sleuth Temple Barr and her sidekick cat Midnight Louie look into the suspicious death of a yardman working for the wealthy aunt of actress Savannah Ashleigh. Meanwhile, Temple must deal with her ex-fiancé’s memory loss and her current fiancé’s job plans. Some violence and some strong language. 2011.

A Mourning Wedding: A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
DB76013 8 hours 28 minutes
by Carola Dunn
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Pregnant Daisy Dalrymple arrives at Haverhill, her friend Lucy Fotheringay’s Cambridgeshire family home, for Lucy’s wedding. The next morning Lucy’s great-aunt Eva, known for collecting family secrets, is found murdered in her bedroom. Daisy’s husband Scotland Yard detective chief inspector Alec Fletcher investigates. 2004.

North of Boston
DB78343 13 hours 11 minutes
by Elisabeth Elo
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Boston. Pirio is helping her godson’s father Ned on his lobster boat, when they are hit by a freighter. Pirio is rescued after four hours in the frigid ocean, but Ned is not. When signs suggest foul play, Pirio investigates. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Takedown Twenty: A Stephanie Plum Novel
DB77815 6 hours 19 minutes
by Janet Evanovich
read by Mary Kane
Bounty hunter Stephanie and her sidekick Lula are assigned to bring in mobster “Uncle Sunny” Sunucchi—the godfather of Stephanie’s cop boyfriend. Meanwhile, security expert Ranger needs Stephanie’s help investigating the suspicious death of a bingo buddy of Stephanie’s grandmother. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2013.

Blackberry Pie Murder
DB78348 9 hours 37 minutes
by Joanne Fluke
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Driving down a back road in the rain, baker and amateur sleuth Hannah Swensen hits a man standing on the edge of the pavement and is arrested by her brother-in-law for vehicular manslaughter. Hannah starts investigating the victim from her jail cell. Includes recipes. 2014.

Red Velvet Cupcake Murder
DB76255 8 hours 4 minutes
by Joanne Fluke
read by Kristin Allison
Baker and sleuth Hannah Swensen caters red velvet cupcakes for the grand re-opening of the Albion Hotel, which has been converted to luxury condos. Doctor Bev is back in town and vying for one of Hannah’s boyfriends. But Hannah is distracted when the sheriff’s secretary falls off the roof. 2013.

Bad Intentions
DB78172 6 hours 32 minutes
by Karin Fossum
read by Patrick Downer
Hospitalized for anxiety, Jon Moreno was on a weekend pass with two friends when he appears to have killed himself. Inspector Sejer is determined to learn what caused the young man’s life to fall apart. Originally published in Norwegian in 2008. Some violence and some strong language. 2010.

The Caller
DB78105 6 hours 27 minutes
by Karin Fossum
read by Jack Fox
Detectives Sejer and Skarre investigate a series of cruel pranks. A baby is covered with blood, a hearse arrives for a sick man, and an obituary appears for a living woman. Then dogs are set loose—with tragic consequences. First published in Norwegian in 2009. Violence and some strong language. 2011.

The Indian Bride
DB77876 8 hours 19 minutes
by Karin Fossum
read by Jack Fox
Charmed by travel-book photos, middle-aged Gunder Jomann visits India and finds the wife he had secretly hoped for. When his bride later arrives in Norway, missed connections result in her brutal murder. Inspector Sejer investigates. Originally published in Norwegian in 2001. Some violence and some strong language. 2005.

The Water’s Edge
DB78104 5 hours 59 minutes
by Karin Fossum
read by Jack Fox
A couple out walking find a young boy’s body beneath a tree. Inspector Sejer’s team learns he was raped but died of an asthma attack. When another boy goes missing, it appears a dangerous pedophile is on the loose. First published in Norwegian in 2007. Some strong language. 2009.

When the Devil Holds the Candle
DB78065 8 hours 37 minutes
by Karin Fossum
read by Barry Bernson
Provincial Norway. Inspector Sejer and his colleagues puzzle over several violent acts: a young man shoots his girlfriend, two purse snatchers accidentally injure an infant, and then one of the thieves gets an ugly comeuppance. Translated from Norwegian. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2004.

Murder on a Bad Hair Day: A Southern Sisters Mystery
DB76849 8 hours 31 minutes
by Anne George
read by Ruth Phimister
Retired schoolteacher Patricia Anne and her sister Mary Alice attend an art show at a gallery owned by wealthy thirty-something Mercy Armistead. The next morning, after learning that Mercy died of an apparent heart attack, the siblings decide to investigate. Commercial audiobook. 1996.

Murder on a Girls’ Night Out: A Southern Sisters Mystery
DB76848 7 hours 32 minutes
by Anne George
read by Ruth Phimister
Retired Alabama schoolteacher Patricia Anne Hollowell has a mystery to solve when, shortly after her flamboyant sister Mary Alice buys a country-and-western bar, the previous owner is found dead in a wishing well. Commercial audiobook. 1996.

Dead Level: A Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery
DB76203 9 hours 31 minutes
by Sarah Graves
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Jake and her friend Ellie arrive at the cabin belonging to Jake’s husband, not realizing that escaped convict Dewey Hooper is nearby. Hooper can’t believe his luck: Jake had testified against him and Ellie looks just like Hooper’s wife did—before he killed her. Some violence and some strong language. 2011.

Tool and Die: A Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery
DB76017 9 hours 53 minutes
by Sarah Graves
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
When her new housekeeper Bella begins receiving death threats, Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree agrees to go speak to Bella’s ex-husband Jim Diamond—a man with a criminal history—about the matter. But Jake finds Jim nearly dead from a head injury. 2005.

The Castlemaine Murders: A Phryne Fisher Mystery
DB76444 8 hours 22 minutes
by Kerry Greenwood
read by Stephanie Daniel
Australia. When Phryne Fisher visits an amusement park with her two daughters, younger sister, and Chinese lover, their day of fun is cut short: Phryne discovers a mummified corpse, complete with a bullet hole. As Phryne investigates she and her family receive death threats. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2002.

Queen of the Flowers: A Phryne Fisher Mystery
DB76445 8 hours 24 minutes
by Kerry Greenwood
read by Stephanie Daniel
Australia, 1928. As the seaport town of St. Kilda prepares for the Flower Parade, Rose Weston, a troubled young participant, goes missing. A Weston family friend hires PI Phryne Fisher to find Rose, but the search gains urgency when Phryne’s adopted daughter also vanishes. Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2004.

Blood Never Dies: A Bill Slider Mystery
DB76121 9 hours 20 minutes
by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
read by Barry Bernson
When the investigation of a supposed suicide turns into a homicide case, London detective inspector Bill Slider has trouble identifying the bloodless corpse left in the bathtub. Then clues lead Slider’s team to a tattoo parlor and a porn studio. Some strong language. 2012.

Spider Woman’s Daughter
DB78162 8 hours 38 minutes
by Anne Hillerman
read by Todd Fox
Late author Tony Hillerman’s daughter continues his series featuring retired Navajo Nation lieutenant Joe Leaphorn and Sergeant Jim Chee. As Leaphorn leaves a cop breakfast, he is shot point-blank. Witnessing this is Chee’s wife, officer Bernie Manuelito. With Leaphorn hospitalized, Chee and Manuelito search for a motive. Some violence. 2013.

As the Crow Flies
DB76064 11 hours 7 minutes
by Craig Johnson
read by Jim Zeiger
While scouting a location on the Cheyenne reservation for his daughter’s wedding, Sheriff Longmire witnesses a woman fall from a cliff. Miraculously, the baby she was clutching survives. New tribal police chief Lolo Long first arrests Longmire, then requests his help. Strong language. 2012.

Hell Is Empty
DB75976 10 hours 5 minutes
by Craig Johnson
read by Jim Zeiger
A routine prisoner transport turns personal when Wyoming sheriff Walt Longmire learns that the convict, Raynaud Shade, killed the grandson of Longmire’s friend Virgil White Buffalo. Then Shade escapes, leading Longmire on a deadly mountain chase. Strong language and some violence. 2011.

The One from the Other: A Bernie Gunther Novel
DB74428 11 hours 29 minutes
by Philip Kerr
read by Conrad Feininger
Germany, 1949. After his wife is institutionalized, Gunther gives up managing his late father-in-law’s hotel. He puts up his PI shingle and meets a woman who is trying to prove her missing husband is dead. Sequel to A German Requiem (DB/RC 68097). Some violence and some strong language. 2006.

After I’m Gone
DB78273 10 hours 42 minutes
by Laura Lippman
read by John Haag
Retired Baltimore detective Roberto “Sandy” Sanchez, working cold cases, investigates the 1980s murder of dancer Julie Saxony, whose body wasn’t discovered until 2001. Since Saxony was the mistress of on-the-lam criminal Felix Brewer, Sanchez looks hard at Brewer’s family. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Tag Man: A Joe Gunther Novel
DB76015 9 hours 10 minutes
by Archer Mayor
read by Joe Wilson
As Vermont Bureau of Investigation agents Sammie Martens and Willy Kunkle relish parenthood and Joe Gunther grieves his murdered lover, Willy’s eccentric informant Dan Kravitz gathers secrets from sleeping residents’ houses and leaves behind Post-its saying “Tag!” Two deadly finds put Dan in danger. Strong language and some violence. 2011.

The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon
DB77800 9 hours 8 minutes
by Alexander McCall Smith
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Botswana. Private detective Precious Ramotswe juggles two cases: the owner of the newly opened Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon believes she is being sabotaged and an attorney fears an imposter is posing as the nephew of a dead farmer. Bestseller. 2013.

Critical Mass
DB77769 17 hours 4 minutes
by Sara Paretsky
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Doctor Lotty Herschel, a friend of private investigator V.I. Warshawski, escaped Vienna as a child in 1939 alongside another girl, Kitty. When Kitty’s daughter and grandson appear to be in danger, Lotty asks V.I. to investigate a decades-long mystery. Some violence and some strong language. 2013.

Eyes of the Innocent
DB76451 9 hours 14 minutes
by Brad Parks
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Newark investigative reporter Carter Ross is given a routine assignment of writing about the dangers of space heaters after two young brothers die in a house fire. But Carter and the paper’s inexperienced, bubbly young intern soon discover that this fire story is anything but straightforward. Some strong language. 2011.

Standing in Another Man’s Grave
DB76142 12 hours 13 minutes
by Ian Rankin
read by David Hartley-Margolin
After retiring from the force in Exit Music (DB 68820), John Rebus takes a civilian position in Edinburgh’s cold cases division. His interest is sparked by Nina Hazlitt, who insists that her daughter’s disappearance twelve years earlier is connected to two more recent cases. Strong language and some violence. 2012.

Watching the Dark
DB75947 14 hours 17 minutes
by Peter Robinson
read by David Hartley-Margolin
After Detective Inspector Bill Quinn is murdered while convalescing at a police treatment center, DCI Banks finds photos of the recently widowed Quinn with a young woman. Was Quinn being blackmailed—or just too close to solving an old case? Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Hunting Shadows: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
DB78155 11 hours 53 minutes
by Charles Todd
read by Dan Bloom
1920. Inspector Ian Rutledge from Scotland Yard leaves London for the Fen country, Cambridgeshire, after learning that someone with a rifle has felled two men there in the past two weeks. The first victim—a captain—was attending a wedding. The second fatality—a politician—was giving a speech. Some violence. 2014.

Legacy of the Dead: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
DB76505 12 hours 10 minutes
by Charles Todd
read by Joe Wilson
Scotland, 1919. Shell-shocked Inspector Ian Rutledge investigates a case involving a murdered woman who had given birth to an illegitimate child. Rutledge discovers that the person accused of the crime is none other than the fiancée of Corporal Hamish MacLeod—the soldier he executed for cowardice during the war. 2000.

A Long Shadow: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
DB76496 9 hours 8 minutes
by Charles Todd
read by Jack Fox
Village of Dudlington, England; 1920. Shell-shocked inspector Ian Rutledge arrives in Northampton to investigate the attack on a constable. He suspects there is a connection between this crime and the previous disappearance of a young woman. Meanwhile, someone from the war stalks Rutledge. 2006.

A Matter of Justice
DB76548 11 hours 37 minutes
by Charles Todd
read by Dan Bloom
Somerset, 1920. Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge is attending a wedding when he’s ordered to investigate the nearby murder of London businessman Harold Quarles. Rutledge, shell-shocked and haunted by the Great War, uncovers a crime committed twenty years ago during the Boer War. Some violence. 2009.

The Red Door
DB76529 11 hours 58 minutes
by Charles Todd
read by Jon Huffman
England, 1920. Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge investigates both the disappearance of missionary chaplain Walter Teller from an infirmary and the murder of a war widow who shares Teller’s surname and may be related. Connecting the two incidents uncovers Teller family secrets. 2010.

A Test of Wills: The First Inspector Rutledge Mystery
DB76229 11 hours 18 minutes
by Charles Todd
read by Jim Zeiger
London, 1919. Scotland Yard needs an experienced—but expendable—detective to investigate a colonel’s murder. Inspector Ian Rutledge, tormented since returning from World War I, is assigned the politically sensitive case. His reputation at stake, Rutledge questions the victim’s beautiful ward, her war-hero fiancé, and a shell-shocked witness. Some violence. 1996.

An Unmarked Grave
DB76195 8 hours 58 minutes
by Charles Todd
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Paris, 1918. War nurse Bess Crawford has more patients with the Spanish Influenza than with wounds. But before Bess herself falls ill, she discovers the body of a major with a broken neck hidden among the flu victims. When Bess recovers, she investigates the contradictory story behind his death. 2012.

Watchers of Time: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
DB76491 12 hours 55 minutes
by Charles Todd
read by Barry Bernson
Norfolk, 1919. In a small village, a Protestant sends for the local Catholic priest before dying. Someone murders the priest a few weeks later. Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge is recovering from wounds, but he travels to investigate and uncovers local secrets. Some strong language. 2001.

Unintended Consequences
DB76421 6 hours 52 minutes
by Stuart Woods
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Attorney Stone Barrington wakes up in the American embassy in France with no memory of the past four days—or even why he traveled to Paris. He has wads of cash, a tuxedo, and an invitation to a posh party. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

 

Occult

The Night Strangers
DB75918 15 hours 39 minutes
by Chris Bohjalian
read by Erik Sandvold
After pilot Chip Linton crash lands his plane into Lake Champlain, killing thirty-nine passengers, he, his wife, and their ten-year-old twin daughters escape to a small New Hampshire town. But their Victorian house is haunted, and the town is full of witches, who focus on the twins. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

Teeth: Vampire Tales
DB74434 12 hours 37 minutes
edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
read by Nicola Daval
Nineteen stories of teenagers and vampires. In Ellen Kushner’s “History” a college student asks her evasive, centuries-old vampire lover for stories about the past. Also includes works by Holly Black and Neil Gaiman. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2011.

The Fear
DB75923 14 hours 36 minutes
by Charlie Higson
read by Erik Sandvold
London. After a worldwide sickness infects adults, turning them into zombie-like creatures, DogNut and his crew embark on a deadly mission to find missing friends. But hungry, bloodthirsty grown-ups lie in wait. Sequel to The Dead (DB 73715). Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2011.

The Broken Ones
DB76073 13 hours 45 minutes
by Stephen M. Irwin
read by David Hartley-Margolin
On the day known as Gray Wednesday, when the poles switched and the world descended into chaos, strange apparitions also appeared. Everyone is haunted by ghosts. Detective Oscar Mariani’s police unit investigates people driven to commit violent crimes by their ghosts. Violence and strong language. 2011.

The Mammoth Book of Body Horror
DB76053 20 hours 4 minutes
edited by Paul Kane and Marie O’Regan
read by Andy Pyle
Twenty-five short stories focusing on the transformation or mutation of the body into something unimaginable. Covers genres from traditional horror to disturbing science fiction and includes work by Clive Barker, John W. Campbell, Stephen King, Richard Matheson, and others. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

Innocence
DB77904 9 hours 34 minutes
by Dean R. Koontz
read by Bruce Huntey
With a face that has driven him into solitude, deformed Addison only explores the city at night. While visiting a closed library, he witnesses an evil curator attack goth girl Gwyneth and decides to help her—embroiling himself in a mystery. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2013.

Last Days
DB78132 16 hours 31 minutes
by Adam Nevill
read by James Konicek
When documentary filmmaker Kyle Freeman is asked to make a movie about the survivors of a 1970s cult formed by Sister Katherine and the Temple of the Last Days, Kyle doesn’t understand the urgency of the request—until uncanny events plague the shoots. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2012.

Age of Blood: A SEAL Team 666 Novel
DB78185 11 hours 15 minutes
by Weston Ochse
read by Jason Culp
When a supernatural creature kidnaps Emily Withers, a U.S. senator’s daughter, SEAL Team 666 must find her. But the situation’s complexity causes problems. Sequel to SEAL Team 666 (DB 78057). Violence and strong language. 2013.

SEAL Team 666
DB78057 9 hours 36 minutes
by Weston Ochse

read by Jason Culp
Young Navy SEAL cadet Jack Walker graduates from training early and is recruited to a special ops team, SEAL Team 666, that deals with the threat of deadly, paranormal creatures. Violence and strong language. 2012.

Thirst, Number 3: The Eternal Dawn
DB78181 10 hours 57 minutes
by Christopher Pike
read by Mary Kane
Five-thousand-year-old vampire Alisa brings Teri, a descendant of her human family, into her life. But when a covert organization uncovers Alisa’s identity, it endangers Teri. Sequel to Thirst, Number 2 (DB 77922). Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2010.

Thirst, Number 4: The Shadow of Death
DB78229 11 hours 7 minutes
by Christopher Pike
read by Mary Kane
Though trapped in the body of a newly created vampire, five-thousand-year-old vampire Alisa must stop her enemy from releasing a virus that will destroy humanity. Sequel to Thirst, Number 3 (DB 78181). Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2011.

Through the Zombie Glass
DB77817 12 hours 58 minutes
by Gena Showalter
read by Emily Maixner
Alice Bell, orphaned after the events in Alice in Zombieland (DB 75810), has started a new zombie-slayer life. But hunting the undead brings Alice, her boyfriend, and her friends to the attention of Anima, an evil corporation. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Blood Riders
DB76040 10 hours 51 minutes
by Michael P. Spradlin
read by Jason Griffith
Kansas, 1880. Captain Jonas Hollister is in prison for claiming that his military troop was attacked by vicious creatures. But after a group of Colorado miners is slain in a similar fashion, detective Allan Pinkerton orders Hollister’s release and hires him to hunt down the bloodthirsty monsters. Some violence. 2012.

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
DB77442 8 hours 53 minutes
by April Genevieve Tucholke
read by Jennifer Hubbard
To make money while her parents are in Europe, seventeen-year-old Violet White rents the guesthouse behind their decaying seaside mansion to handsome stranger River West. Then grim events occur, and Violet is both fascinated and terrified by River. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

John Dies at the End
DB76551 15 hours 7 minutes
by David Wong
read by Peter Johnson
When John and David ingest a new street drug called Soy Sauce, they gain access to an alternate dimension full of alien creatures. The creatures’ attempts to cross over cause mayhem and death in the human realm. Violence and strong language. 2009.

The Isle of Blood and The Final Descent: The Monstrumologist
DB77801 19 hours 55 minutes
by Rick Yancey
read by Gregory Maupin
Final two books in series. In The Isle of Blood Dr. Warthrop goes missing after searching for his holy grail, and Will Henry sets off to find him. Sequel to Curse of the Wendigo (DB 73869). Some violence. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2011.

 

Political Themes

The Leading Indicators
DB76145 5 hours 22 minutes
by Gregg Easterbrook
read by Erik Sandvold
2006. Affluent Tom and Margo Helot and their children are living a life of luxury when Tom’s private equity company goes bankrupt. As the recession continues the Helots lose their house, savings, access to good schools, and multiple temporary jobs. Some strong language. 2012.

Psychological Themes

Andrew’s Brain
DB78414 4 hours 3 minutes
by E.L. Doctorow
read by Gary Tipton
Andrew, a cognitive scientist, recites the details of his life to Doc, a psychologist. Andrew reflects on his life and failings as a husband and father and questions if he has failed as a human being. Some descriptions of sex. 2011.

Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See
DB78230 9 hours 44 minutes
by Juliann Garey
read by Mark Delgado
New York, 1994. As he undergoes electroshock therapy for his bipolar disorder, former studio executive Greyson Todd reflects on his life. After abandoning his wife and then-eight-year-old daughter in 1984, he traveled the world, giving free rein to his momentary whims. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
DB76196 9 hours 20 minutes
by Rachel Joyce
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Six months after retiring, Harold Fry receives a letter from former coworker Queenie Hennessy, who is dying of cancer. Intending to post a reply, Harold instead walks the length of England to personally deliver his note, leaving behind his wife Maureen. Along the way Harold ruminates on his life. Some strong language. 2012.

Rodin’s Debutante
DB76824 10 hours 24 minutes
by Ward Just
read by Erik Sandvold
When town leaders of New Jesper, Illinois, decide to cover up a murder and a rape in 1946, Lee Goodell—the judge’s son—overhears the plan. His parents send him to boarding school, where Lee becomes enamored of a Rodin sculpture and decides to learn the art form. Some strong language. 2011.

The Blue Book
DB76427 12 hours 10 minutes
by A.L. Kennedy
read by Rosalyn Landor
While on a cruise across the Atlantic with her lover Derek, Elizabeth encounters Arthur—her former flame and fellow con artist. Elizabeth tries to hide her history from Derek as she contemplates her life choices. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

Familiar
DB75763 9 hours 40 minutes
by J. Robert Lennon
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Elisa Brown is driving home from visiting her son’s grave in Wisconsin, when the crack in her windshield suddenly disappears. In a moment her life changes into one that she does not recognize—in this reality her son is alive. Strong language. 2012.

Days in the History of Silence
DB77439 6 hours 44 minutes
by Merethe Lindstrøm
read by J. Michael McCullough
Eva and Simon’s careful coexistence is disrupted when Simon suddenly fires their housekeeper and withdraws into himself. Eva digs into their past—which they’ve hidden from everyone, including their own grown-up daughters—to resolve the issues haunting her and Simon. Translated from Norwegian. 2012.

Orfeo
DB78227 14 hours 46 minutes
by Richard Powers
read by Gary Telles
Future America. When he calls emergency services for help with his dying dog, composer Peter Els sets in motion a chain of events that forces him to flee from Homeland Security. Els’s search for music in everything has people thinking he is a bioterrorist. Some strong language. 2014.

In Pinelight
DB77802 9 hours 57 minutes
by Thomas Rayfiel
read by Barry Bernson
An elderly protagonist in a retirement home talks about his life to an unseen interrogator. The hero reminisces about small-town intrigues in upstate New York: loves, destructive family relationships, deaths, and personal revelations. Some strong language. 2013.

Religious Themes

The Harbinger
DB76704 7 hours 43 minutes
by Jonathan Cahn
read by Todd Fox
Journalist Nouriel Kaplan is approached by a prophet who warns him about the coming downfall of America. Kaplan learns of nine prophesies that were revealed to the ancient Israelites before their country’s destruction and sees that the same signs are now manifest in the United States. Bestseller. 2011.

 

Romance

The Importance of Being Wicked
DB76373 10 hours 23 minutes
by Victoria Alexander
read by Michael Page
England, 1887. Lady Miranda Garret, who secretly runs her late husband’s architecture firm, begins reconstruction on the partially destroyed country home of Winfield Elliott, Viscount Stillwell. Winfield, a rogue with three broken engagements to his name, is intrigued after discovering the truth. Some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Flawless
DB76575 15 hours 55 minutes
by Tilly Bagshawe
read by Alison Larkin
Scottish jewelry designer and human rights activist Scarlett Drummond Murray meets twin brothers and British diamond brokers Jake and Danny Meyer. Jake falls in love with Scarlett while Danny steals away the wife of an American rival. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

Scandalous
DB76246 12 hours 2 minutes
by Tilly Bagshawe
read by Alison Larkin
Cambridge, England. Professor Theodore Dexter seduces brilliant physics student Sasha Miller, and then becomes famous from stealing her new scientific theory. Sasha, now a rich businesswoman, seeks revenge by teaming up with Theodore’s ex-wife to destroy him. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

Highlander Most Wanted
DB77877 11 hours 38 minutes
by Maya Banks
read by J. Michael McCullough
After Genevieve McInnis is freed from the cruel Ian McHugh by Bowen Montgomery and his clan, she believes that no one would want her. Bowen must convince her otherwise. Sequel to Never Seduce a Scot (DB 75873). Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

A Scandalous Countess
DB76090 14 hours 18 minutes
by Jo Beverley
read by J. Michael McCullough
England, 1764. Lady Georgia’s reputation is shattered after her husband is killed in a duel rumored to be over adultery. Georgia retreats to her family’s country estate, where her father secretly offers her in marriage to disfigured former naval officer Lord Dracy. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

Highland Surrender
DB76002 12 hours 32 minutes
by Tracy Brogan
read by Sarah Coomes
Scottish Highlands, 1537. Her brothers and the king force Lady Fiona Sinclair to marry her sworn enemy to seal a truce between warring clans. Fiona gradually bonds with her husband Myles Campbell—but their lives and the fragile peace are in danger. Some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

A Bride for All Seasons: A Mail-Order Bride Collection
DB78114 10 hours 46 minutes
by Margaret Brownley and others
read by J. Michael McCullough
Four stories featuring women who answer ads to move out west and marry strangers in 1870. In Margaret Brownley’s “And Then Came Spring,” Mary-Jo discovers that her intended has died. In Robin Lee Hatcher’s “Autumn’s Angel,” Luvena makes the journey with her three wards. 2013.

Not Quite Dating
DB76891 7 hours 8 minutes
by Catherine Bybee
read by Amy McFadden
Texan Jack Morrison is intrigued by California waitress Jessie Mann. But Jessie has a son to support and is looking for a rich husband. Jack agrees to help her find the man of her dreams—not revealing that he is wealthy. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Though Mountains Fall
DB76180 12 hours 6 minutes
by Dale Cramer
read by Ray Childs
Mexico, 1925. Miriam Bender is shunned by her father’s Amish community after she marries outsider Domingo Zapara. As Miriam struggles to fit into peasant society, bandits force her Amish family out of Paradise Valley, and her husband joins the civil war. Sequel to The Captive Heart (DB 75341). 2013.

A Lady by Midnight
DB76291 11 hours 8 minutes
by Tessa Dare
read by Catherine Byers
Spindle Cove, England; 1814. Orphan Kate Taylor, who was born with a facial birthmark, is attracted to corporal Samuel Thorne, commander of the local militia. But Samuel takes back his marriage proposal after the titled Gramercy family arrives and claims Kate as its long-lost heiress. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

Betrayal: A Bella Terra Deception Novel
DB76019 11 hours 17 minutes
by Christina Dodd
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Penelope Caldwell returns to Bella Terra, California, and is reunited with her former lover Noah Di Luca. But a crisis involving Noah and a long-lost bottle of wine endangers everyone. Sequel to Revenge at Bella Terra (DB 74260). Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

The Husband List
DB76068 8 hours 11 minutes
by Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly
read by Kristin Allison
In 1894, twenty-one-year-old New York heiress Caroline Maxwell is doing everything she can to avoid marrying anyone from her mother’s list of suitable husbands. Caroline prefers the company of her brother’s friend Jack, but her mother sets her sights firmly on a shady English duke. Some descriptions of sex. 2012.

How to Entice an Enchantress
DB78156 8 hours 59 minutes
by Karen Hawkins
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
The Duchess of Roxburghe, from How to Pursue a Princess (DB 76878), hosts another party to play matchmaker. Scarred widower Lord Kirk wants to marry the Duchess’s bookish goddaughter Dahlia Balfour, but the curmudgeon needs the Duchess’s help to become an acceptable suitor. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Perfect Match
DB77874 13 hours 59 minutes
by Kristan Higgins
read by Carol Dines
Thirty-five-year-old vintner Honor Holland agrees to marry Englishman Tom Barlow, who needs a spousal visa to stay in the United States. Honor’s just lost her lover to her best friend and wants to start a family—even without love. Sequel to The Best Man (DB 76409). Some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Thief of Shadows
DB75973 10 hours 43 minutes
by Elizabeth Hoyt
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
London, 1738. Lady Isabel rescues a masked man—the Ghost of St. Giles—from a mob, unaware that he is really Winter Makepeace, the dour orphanage headmaster whom Isabel will be teaching society manners. As the lessons progress, their passion grows. Sequel to Scandalous Desires (DB 75678). Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2012.

The Mistress Memoirs: A Boscastle Affairs Novel
DB76314 9 hours 21 minutes
by Jillian Hunter
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
1819. Disgraced governess Kate Walcott minds courtesan Georgette Lawson’s children and records Georgette’s memoirs. Sir Colin Boscastle tracks down Georgette, his first love, because he believes her protector Mason Earling murdered Colin’s father. But Colin doesn’t count on discovering an illegitimate son—or loving Kate. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Someone Else’s Love Story
DB77947 11 hours 51 minutes
by Joshilyn Jackson
read by Jennifer Hubbard
When William Ashe steps between Shandi Pierce’s three-year-old son and an armed robber, Shandi believes destiny has brought her and William together. It has, but not for the reasons Shandi believes. Some strong language. 2013.

Wyoming Bride: A Bitter Creek Novel
DB76089 10 hours 49 minutes
by Joan Johnston
read by Madelyn Buzzard
When cholera widows seventeen-year-old Hannah on the wagon trail, she finds shelter with young Wyoming rancher Flint Creed. The pregnant Hannah needs support, while Flint is desperate to wed—because his brother is marrying the woman Flint secretly loves. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Wedding Night
DB76736 14 hours 58 minutes
by Sophie Kinsella
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Londoner Lottie accepts a sudden marriage proposal from her former lover Ben and heads to the Greek island of Ikonos. But her big sister Fliss tries to create obstacles to stop Lottie from consummating the marriage—and gets help from Ben’s business manager Lorcan and Lottie’s ex-boyfriend Richard. Strong language. 2013.

Crystal Cove
DB76205 8 hours 57 minutes
by Lisa Kleypas
read by Tanya Eby
Friday Harbor bed-and-breakfast owner Justine Hoffman, a hereditary witch, discovers that a curse placed on her at birth prevents her from finding true love. She breaks the spell for guest Jason Black—but could suffer dangerous consequences. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Lady Risks All
DB75618 16 hours 6 minutes
by Stephanie Laurens
read by Matthew Brenher
England, 1823. Heiress Miranda Clifford seeks help from London’s notorious gambling king Neville Roscoe when her brother Roderick disappears after visiting Neville’s mansion. While they pursue Roderick’s kidnappers into the countryside, Miranda learns Neville’s true identity—and decides loving him is worth the risk. Explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

The Last Debutante
DB76225 9 hours 2 minutes
by Julia London
read by Justine Eyre
1811. Lady Daria, the last unmarried debutante in Hadley Green, travels to Scotland to visit her grandmother. Daria finds the aging matriarch in a cottage nursing wounded laird Jamie Campbell. Jamie wants to recover money from Daria’s grandmother—but is captivated by Daria. Explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Material Girl: The Fancy Lives of the Lear Sisters
DB76890 13 hours 58 minutes
by Julia London
read by Natalie Ross
Texas. After self-made millionaire Aaron Lear learns that he is dying, he demotes his daughter Robin to force her to change her lifestyle. Robin learns the value of work while falling in love with her house remodeler Jake Manning. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2003.

Lilly’s Wedding Quilt
DB76856 9 hours 19 minutes
by Kelly Long
read by Christine Williams
Amish teacher Lilly Lapp is found in a compromising position with Jacob Wyse. Jacob—still nursing a broken heart after Sarah, from Sarah’s Garden (DB 76852), married another—weds Lilly, and the couple work to build a relationship. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

Beyond the Wild Wind
DB75796 8 hours 8 minutes
by Sasha Lord
read by Kristin Allison
Sea captain Istabelle O’Bannon mistakes mercenary Ruark for her cousin Mangan, whose assistance she sought in retrieving a document from pirate Horick. Ruark agrees to help Istabelle, who has no choice but to accept. Sequel to Across a Wild Sea (DB/RC 61770). Explicit descriptions of sex and some violence. 2006.

In My Wild Dream
DB76106 9 hours 59 minutes
by Sasha Lord
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Scotland, 1076. Lady Kassandra has prophetic dreams about her future husband—and his murder. When she ventures to court, Kassandra meets warrior Cadedryn Caenmore—the man in her dreams. But Cadedryn plans to marry another and avenge his father’s death. Explicit descriptions of sex and some violence. 2007.

Wild Angel
DB76455 9 hours 39 minutes
by Sasha Lord
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Eleventh-century Scotland. Crusader Mangan O’Bannon, who seeks redemption by becoming a monk, is sent on a quest for a religious relic. Mangan also agrees to help Ashleigh avenge her parents’ murders. Sequel to In My Wild Dream (DB 76106). Explicit descriptions of sex and some violence. 2008.

Adulation
DB76000 11 hours 45 minutes
by Elisa Lorello
read by Renee Raudman
On her fortieth birthday Long Island divorcée and aspiring author Sunny Smith meets award-winning screenwriter Danny Masters at a Los Angeles film festival. Danny, disillusioned with Hollywood, welcomes the distraction of a new face. Both reassess their lives and the meaning of success. Strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

No Good Duke Goes Unpunished: The Third Rule of Scoundrels
DB77949 13 hours 22 minutes
by Sarah MacLean
read by Madelyn Buzzard
London, 1831. William “Killer Duke” Harrow is suspected of murdering his father’s fiancée twelve years ago—until the lady in question, Mara Lowe, reappears. Mara’s brother is in debt to the duke’s gambling establishment, and Mara offers a deal. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2013.

Marriage between Friends
DB78177 12 hours 45 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by Margaret Strom
Two novellas featuring marriage between best friends. In White Lace and Promises childhood neighbors Maggie and Glenn reunite at a wedding and elope, but problems arise soon after. In Friends—and Then Some Lily asks Jake for help finding a wealthy spouse. Bestseller. 1986.

Promise, Texas
DB76561 10 hours 14 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by Jill Fox
Annie Applegate, recovering from a serious car accident and a messy divorce, moves to Promise, Texas, where her friend Dr. Jane Patterson wed a rancher in Heart of Texas (DB 72251). Annie meets Lucas Porter, a widowed veterinarian with two young daughters, and agrees to a marriage of convenience. 1999.

Christmas on Fourth Street: A Fool’s Gold Romance
DB78113 7 hours 33 minutes
by Susan Mallery
read by Carol Dines
Attorney Noelle Perkins moves to Fool’s Gold, California, and opens a Christmas shop. Over the holidays she meets injured army doctor Gabriel Boylan, who is visiting his twin brother. Both Noelle and Gabriel long for families of their own—but their pasts hold them back. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Just One Kiss
DB76811 9 hours 24 minutes
by Susan Mallery
read by Tanya Eby
When Justice Garret returns to Fool’s Gold to open a school for bodyguards, single mother Patience McGraw is thrilled to see her high school crush again. But Justice fears becoming too close to Patience and her daughter. Explicit descriptions of sex, some strong language, and some violence. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Against the Mark
DB77880 11 hours 46 minutes
by Kat Martin
read by Carol Dines
PI Tyler Brodie falls hard for Haley Warren while helping her investigate the death of her estranged father James. James’s widow insists the explosion on his boat wasn’t an accident and may be connected to an art fraud case. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2013.

Big Sky Secrets
DB78056 10 hours 11 minutes
by Linda Lael Miller
read by John Haag
Landry Sutton, from Big Sky Wedding (DB 77482), is annoyed when his buffalo keep uprooting neighbor Ria Manning’s commercial flower beds, creating problems. But soon Ria becomes a more interesting challenge. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Just Kate
DB76540 4 hours 35 minutes
by Linda Lael Miller
read by Coleen Marlo
Senator’s daughter Kate Blake leaves her father’s staff after he denies her a well-deserved promotion. Kate sojourns to Australia to visit the husband of her late sister, whom she has always had a crush on, and to reconnect with her young nephew. Explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 1989.

The Woman from Paris
DB76307 13 hours 4 minutes
by Santa Montefiore
read by Gabriella Cavallero
After his father’s sudden death while skiing in the Swiss Alps, David—the new Lord Frampton—meets mysterious blonde Phaedra at the funeral. Phaedra announces that she is his half-sister—but David’s feelings are anything but brotherly. 2012.

First Love
DB78302 5 hours 12 minutes
by James Patterson and Emily Raymond
read by Mare Trevathan
Sixteen-year-old “good girl” Axi Moore decides to run away and convinces her best friend Robinson to join her. The two take a road trip from Oregon to New York City and fall in love along the way. Young Adult appeal. Bestseller. 2014.

Naomi’s Christmas: Pleasant Valley, Book 7
DB78153 8 hours 59 minutes
by Marta Perry
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Thirty-year-old Amish beekeeper Naomi Esch has spent fifteen years raising her siblings, but now that her father is remarrying, she must move out. Naomi stays with her brother while watching widower Nathan King’s children. After rumors spread, Nathan proposes marriage—but Naomi wants to marry for love. 2012.

The Mystery Woman
DB76541 8 hours 44 minutes
by Amanda Quick
read by Justine Eyre
Former spy Joshua Gage believes that psychic detective Beatrice Lockwood is blackmailing his sister. But when Joshua and Beatrice rendezvous at a ball, he realizes that Beatrice is the target of a kidnapper. Sequel to Crystal Gardens (DB 74670). Some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Forbidden Love
DB76249 9 hours 12 minutes
by Karen Robards
read by James Clamp
Justin Brant, sixth Earl of Weston, and his ward Megan Kinkead fall in love during Justin’s visits to his Irish estate. So when Justin’s estranged wife takes Megan to London to find a husband, Justin becomes jealous and obsessed. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 1983.

Shadow Spell
DB78437 9 hours 35 minutes
by Nora Roberts
read by Kristin Allison
Connor, a descendant of dark witch Sorcha, becomes passionately entangled with his childhood friend Meara Quinn. But sorcerer Cabhan’s growing strength threatens the new romance. Sequel to Dark Witch (DB 77793). Explicit descriptions of sex, some strong language, and some violence. Bestseller. 2014.

It Had to Be You
DB76904 9 hours 15 minutes
by Jill Shalvis
read by Annie Greene
Florist Ali Winters is dumped by her boyfriend and accused of stealing the money he raised for the recreation center. Ali lures Luke Hanover, a handsome detective who is vacationing in Lucky Harbor, into helping her clear her name. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Rumor Has It
DB77948 10 hours 19 minutes
by Jill Shalvis
read by Carol Dines
Wounded veteran Griffin Reid returns to Sunshine, Idaho, to attend his sister’s wedding and figure out his future. Bridesmaid Kate Evans, a teacher, has had a longtime crush on Griffin and wants to have a serious relationship. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Until the End of Time
DB76224 8 hours 57 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Nick Podehl
In 1975 Bill and Jenny forego lucrative Manhattan jobs and move to Wyoming, where Bill becomes a minister. Then tragedy strikes. In 2013 young Amish woman Lillibet sends a manuscript to publisher Robert—and an unexpected romance commences. Are these two love stories—or one? Some strong language. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

At the River’s Edge: The Chesapeake Diaries, Book 7
DB78305 10 hours 2 minutes
by Mariah Stewart
read by Gabriella Cavallero
After Sophie Enright catches her boyfriend cheating, she relocates to St. Dennis, Maryland. She has an offer to join her family’s law firm, but instead finds herself starting a new career as a cafe owner—and falling for landscaper Jason Bowers. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Long Way Home: The Chesapeake Diaries, Book 6
DB76231 9 hours 49 minutes
by Mariah Stewart
read by Gabriella Cavallero
St. Dennis, Maryland. Ellie Chapman retreats to her late mother’s house after her father loses everything in a Ponzi scheme. Ellie works to restore the place and barters with contractor Cameron O’Connor for assistance. As Ellie and Cameron become close, family secrets come to light. Some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Wings of Glory: A Distant Melody, A Memory between Us, Blue Skies Tomorrow
DB76228 33 hours 20 minutes
by Sarah Sundin
read by Kristin Allison
The three Novak brothers, sons of a California pastor, enlist in the Army Air Force during World War II and face danger in combat. Walter, Jack, and Raymond are all wounded but manage to survive with the help of good women and faith in God. 2010.

Wild Texas Rose
DB75969 8 hours 3 minutes
by Jodi Thomas
read by Kristin Allison
Fort Worth, Texas; 1876. Rose McMurray leaves the Whispering Mountain ranch to help her friend Tori prepare to get married. Texas Ranger Duncan McMurray—who, like Rose, was adopted into the family—visits while attending a trial for an outlaw gang that puts everyone’s life in danger. Some descriptions of sex. 2012.

A Werewolf in Seattle: A Wild about You Novel
DB75946 9 hours 14 minutes
by Vicki Lewis Thompson
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Werewolf Colin MacDowell reluctantly leaves his pack in Scotland when he goes to manage his deceased aunt’s San Juan Islands estate. Things perk up when he meets Aunt Geraldine’s sexy assistant, half-breed Luna Reynaud. But can Colin overcome his prejudices? Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2012.

The Apple Orchard

DB76538 12 hours 8 minutes
by Susan Wiggs
read by Christina Traister
San Francisco-based antiques expert Tess Delaney, raised in Ireland by her mother and grandmother, learns that the paternal grandfather she never knew is in a coma. Tess ventures to Sonoma County, where she meets her family, the Johansens, and falls in love with a vintner. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Christmas Cookie Collection
DB78204 8 hours 18 minutes
by Lori Wilde
read by Mare Trevathan
Twilight, Texas. Four novellas featuring ladies from the First Love Cookie Club (DB 75060). In Carrie, Carrie has hated the holidays since her husband Mark abandoned her at seventeen to go away for college. But eight years later Mark returns and her views change. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

The House That Love Built
DB77944 11 hours 5 minutes
by Beth Wiseman
read by Nona Pipes
Smithville, Texas. Widowed hardware-store owner Brooke Holloway welcomes newcomer Owen Saunders to town. A bitter divorce left Owen distrustful of love, but wholesome Brooke and her two kids appeal to him. Meanwhile, Owen’s uncle and a local teen move into the old mansion Owen is restoring. 2013.

After Tex
DB76001 10 hours 20 minutes
by Sherryl Woods
read by Christina Traister
Manhattan media mogul Megan O’Rourke returns to Whispering Wind, Wyoming, when her grandfather Tex dies and she inherits his ranch—and his eight-year-old illegitimate daughter. Attorney Jake Landers, Megan’s teenage crush, administers the will. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 1999.

Angel Mine
DB76886 9 hours 30 minutes
by Sherryl Woods
read by Christina Traister
When Heather Reed broke up with Todd Winston, she didn’t tell him she was pregnant with his baby. But four years later, Heather travels from New York to Wyoming seeking his help. Sequel to After Tex (DB 76001). Some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2000.

Home to Seaview Key
DB78270 9 hours 13 minutes
by Sherryl Woods
read by Kristin Allison
Divorcée Abby returns home to Seaview Key, Florida, with thoughts of redevelopment, but she faces opposition from the locals. Meanwhile, she feels rejected by her former best friend, who married Abby’s ex-lover, but meeting paramedic Seth gives Abby a fresh perspective. Sequel to Seaview Inn (DB 66442). Bestseller. 2014.

Sea Glass Island
DB76830 9 hours 18 minutes
by Sherryl Woods
read by Shannon McManus
Samantha Castle returns to Sand Castle Bay for her sister’s wedding and reconnects with Dr. Ethan Cole. Ethan, who lost a leg in Afghanistan, is hesitant to start a relationship. Sequel to Wind Chime Point (DB 76711). Some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

 

Science Fiction

Altered: Crewel World, Book 2
DB78160 9 hours 23 minutes
by Gennifer Albin
read by Mare Trevathan
Sixteen-year-old Adelice must harness her power in a battle for control of Earth. Meanwhile, she uncovers the truth about her own history and is torn between her romantic feelings for Jost and his brother Erik. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2013.

Crewel: Crewel World, Book 1
DB76072 9 hours 24 minutes
by Gennifer Albin
read by Kristin Allison
Gifted with the unusual ability to manipulate reality, sixteen-year-old Adelice is summoned by the government to join the Spinsters, a group that weaves the planet Arras’s food, weather, and lives. Separated from her beloved family, Adelice must decide her fate. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2012.

A Highly Unlikely Scenario; or, a Neetsa Pizza Employee’s Guide to Saving the World
DB78399 6 hours 56 minutes
by Rachel Cantor
read by Mare Trevathan
In the future, fast-food companies run society. Leonard works as a Listener for Neetsa Pizza, resolving customer complaints with over-the-phone sympathy and coupons. When his line is mysteriously silent for three nights, he becomes frantic—but he soon realizes he has been chosen to help save the world. 2013.

Impulse
DB76486 11 hours 37 minutes
by Steven Gould
read by Emily Rankin
Fifteen-year-old Cent, daughter of Davy and Millie from Jumper (DB 37465) and Reflex (DB 61207), discovers that she too can teleport. Her parents reluctantly let her attend school, but Cent finds her life endangered. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

The Exodus Towers: The Dire Earth Cycle, Book 2
DB77746 17 hours 50 minutes
by Jason M. Hough
read by Gregory Gorton
Skyler Luiken, from The Darwin Elevator (DB 77294), and other refugees try to build a new life in Brazil. When plague-immune soldiers separate Skyler from the new colony, he must fight his way back. Violence and strong language. 2013.

The Cusanus Game
DB77653 22 hours 59 minutes
by Wolfgang Jeschke
read by Jill Fox
2052. Biologist Domenica Ligrina becomes fascinated by fifteenth-century humanist Nicolaus Cusanus as she seeks a way to pull humanity back from extinction following a nuclear disaster. She is soon drawn into a conspiracy that spans centuries. Translated from German. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

These Broken Stars
DB78031 10 hours 35 minutes
by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
read by Abigail Maupin
Eighteen-year-old war hero Tarver Merendsen attends an upper-class function aboard the spaceship Icarus and falls for the unobtainable heiress Lilac LaRoux. When the Icarus fails and crashes into a nearby planet, Tarver and Lilac must work together. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Alien Research
DB78351 16 hours 10 minutes
by Gini Koch
read by Kristin Allison
After Jeff’s installation as the new representative from New Mexico in Alien in the House (DB 77187), Kitty becomes the sole Alpha Centaurion ambassador. When a hacker attacks and the New Mexico Centaurion bases drop out of contact, Kitty races to find answers. Violence and explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Fall of Five: The Lorien Legacies, Book 4
DB77879 8 hours 40 minutes
by Pittacus Lore
read by Alec Volz
Mogadorian leader Setrákus Ra tortures Samuel in hopes of uncovering the Loriens’ plans. But an unlikely rescue leaves both sides with more questions than answers. Meanwhile, the Garde seek Five. Sequel to The Rise of Nine (DB 75596). Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Champion
DB77806 11 hours 35 minutes
by Marie Lu
read by Theresa Conkin
A new, terrifying plague outbreak threatens the peace treaty between the Republic and the Colonies. After eight months apart former soldier June and former criminal Day are reunited to prevent a war. Sequel to Prodigy (DB 76355). Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Chimera: The Subterrene War, Book 3
DB76290 11 hours 0 minutes
by T.C. McCarthy
read by John Pruden
The Subterrene War is over, but Stan Resnick, known as Bug, is sent after escaped Germline soldiers. In his missions, he discovers something even more dangerous than expired Germlines. Sequel to Exogene (DB 76289). Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Exogene: The Subterrene War, Book 2
DB76289 11 hours 14 minutes
by T.C. McCarthy
read by Bahni Turpin
The religious conditioning of the Germline units is deteriorating under the reality of war. Military leaders look for one girl who can inspire her fellow soldiers. Meanwhile, Catherine, a Germline soldier approaching her spoiling, dreams of freedom. Sequel to Germline (DB 76288). Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Germline: The Subterrene War, Book 1
DB76288 9 hours 15 minutes
by T.C. McCarthy
read by Donald Corren
Oscar Wendell is on assignment for Stars and Stripes at the front lines in Kazakhstan. He knows the story won’t be easy, but he doesn’t expect to uncover information about the genetically engineered soldiers that will shock the world. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

The Sagittarius Command: A Novel of the Merrimack, Book 3
DB78342 15 hours 36 minutes
by R.M. Meluch
read by Erik Sandvold
A year after Palatine leader Caesar Magnus surrendered to Captain John Farragut, Farragut and the crew of the USS Merrimack respond to an attack by the alien Hive on a Roman outpost. There, the Merrimack teams with Romans to uncover the secret of the Hive. Violence and strong language. 2007.

Scarlet: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 2
DB76016 10 hours 14 minutes
by Marissa Meyer
read by Mare Trevathan
As cyborg mechanic Cinder plots a prison break, Scarlet Benoit encounters Wolf, a street fighter, who may have information about her missing grandmother, a former military pilot. Meanwhile, vicious Queen Levana is determined to have Prince Kai at any cost. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Across a Star-Swept Sea
DB77773 11 hours 49 minutes
by Diana Peterfreund
read by Abigail Maupin
Sixteen-year-old Persis Blake struggles to balance her reputation as a socialite with her secret work as a notorious spy in a future where Regs—or regular people—have power over another group, the Reduced. But romance threatens her double life. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

The Human Division
DB78080 16 hours 9 minutes
by John Scalzi
read by Joe Wilson
In the world of Old Man’s War (DB 64670), Earth struggles to find its way. A rival alliance offers membership to Earth, putting the planet’s long history with the Colonial Union in doubt. Lieutenant Harry Wilson leads a team that must navigate a course to peace. Some violence. 2013.

TimeRiders
DB72804 10 hours 23 minutes
by Alex Scarrow
read by Dave Corey
Rescued from imminent death, teens Maddy, Liam, and Sal join forces in 2001 Manhattan to correct changes in history that were made by other time travelers—those who wanted Nazi Germany to win World War II. For junior and senior high readers. 2010.

Ashes of Candesce: Virga, Book 5
DB78223 11 hours 32 minutes
by Karl Schroeder
read by Mark Delgado
Antaea, a member of the Virga Home Guard, has been noticing oddities. When her sister’s historian friend Leal Maspeth, from The Sunless Countries (DB 70513), sends her an urgent warning and then goes missing, Antaea investigates—and discovers answers to Virga’s mysteries. 2012.

Annihilation
DB78378 6 hours 52 minutes
by Jeff VanderMeer
read by Margaret Strom
After eleven previous expeditions fail, the Southern Reach sends a team of four women—a biologist, a psychologist, an anthropologist, and a surveyor—to investigate the mysterious Area X. But the women soon succumb to the otherworldly influence that threatens their lives. Some violence. 2014.

The Earth Turned Upside Down
DB76062 6 hours 3 minutes
by Jules Verne
read by John Haag
The Baltimore Gun Club, from From the Earth to the Moon and All around the Moon (DB 08767), obtains ownership of the North Pole. To make their new territory’s natural resources easier to exploit, they plot to tilt the Earth on its axis—despite the terrible consequences. Translated from French. 1889.

American Science Fiction: Four Classic Novels 1953–1956
DB75921 37 hours 32 minutes
edited by Gary K. Wolfe
read by Jim Zeiger
Four novels that exemplify the science fiction boom of the 1950s. In Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth’s The Space Merchants, an advertising copywriter must pitch inhospitable Venus to prospective colonists. Also includes Theodore Sturgeon’s More than Human, Leigh Brackett’s The Long Tomorrow, and Richard Matheson’s The Shrinking Man. 1956.

The Program
DB77838 11 hours 14 minutes
by Suzanne Young
read by Jennifer Hubbard
When suicide becomes a worldwide teen epidemic, parents turn to the Program, which cures depression with amnesia. But seventeen-year-old Sloane would rather die than have her memories of her boyfriend and dead brother erased. Descriptions of sex, some strong language, and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

 

Short Stories

The UnAmericans: Stories
DB78293 7 hours 7 minutes
by Molly Antopol
read by Mare Trevathan
Eight short stories exploring characters’ struggles with the meaning of being American and living in the United States. In “Duck and Cover” a teenage girl in the 1950s tries to process what her father’s involvement in the Communist Party means for her. 2014.

Grit Lit: A Rough South Reader
DB75959 18 hours 12 minutes
edited by Brian Carpenter and Tom Franklin
read by Andy Pyle
Collection of twenty-eight previously published works, memoirs and fiction, that showcase life in the American South—without romanticism. In an excerpt from A Childhood: The Biography of a Place, Harry Crews reminisces about his Georgia birthplace. In Pinckney Benedict’s “Pit” a dog fight ends in murder. Violence and strong language. 2012.

You’re Still the One
DB76552 14 hours 52 minutes
by Janet Dailey and others
read by Catherine Byers
Four novellas by New York Times bestselling authors about former lovers reuniting. In Dailey’s The Devil and Mr. Chocolate, Kitty’s ex-husband is determined to sabotage her engagement to a Belgian chocolatier. Includes The Apple Orchard, A Kiss before Midnight, and Romeo and Juliet . . . and Jane. Some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Haiti Noir
DB78217 10 hours 18 minutes
edited by Edwidge Danticat
read by John Polk
Edwidge Danticat is both editor and contributor in this anthology of eighteen stories written around the time of Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake. In Ibi Aanu Zoboi’s “The Harem” a playboy tends to his three lovers amid the destruction. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

Married Love and Other Stories
DB76506 7 hours 11 minutes
by Tessa Hadley
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Collection of twelve short stories exploring the many facets of family relationships and romantic love. In the title story nineteen-year-old Lottie insists on marrying Edgar—who is forty-five years older than her and already married to his second wife—causing an uproar in her family. Some strong language. 2012.

Leaving the Sea
DB78199 10 hours 24 minutes
by Ben Marcus
read by Erik Sandvold
Fifteen previously published short stories in which Marcus experiments with different storytelling styles. In the title piece a man explains the downward spiral of his marriage in seven sentences. “On Not Growing Up” and “My Views on the Darkness” rely on character interviews. 2014.

One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories
DB78397 8 hours 48 minutes
by B.J. Novak
read by Erik Sandvold
Sixty-four short stories by writer and actor best known for the television series The Office. In “Romance, Chapter One” two friends discuss their romantic prospects. “If I Had a Nickel” contemplates the economics of being paid five cents for every time a cup of coffee is spilled. Strong language. Bestseller. 2014.

Delhi Noir
DB78219 8 hours 2 minutes
edited by Hirsh Sawhney
read by Jack Fox
Fourteen tales of darkness and despair set in the capital of India. In Radhika Jha’s “How I Lost My Clothes” a consultant’s heroin habit leads to a life-altering night. Other contributors include Uday Prakash, Meera Nair, and Siddharth Chowdhury. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2009.

 

Spies and Espionage

The Shadow Patrol
DB75951 11 hours 18 minutes
by Alex Berenson
read by John Haag
Years after a suicide bomber killed the CIA’s top operatives in Afghanistan, morale is still low. Ex-agent John Wells is sent to Kabul to investigate shootings and rumors of drug dealing—and to see if traitorous Americans are involved. Violence and strong language. 2012.

Empire and Honor
DB75982 16 hours 21 minutes
by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth
read by Barry Bernson
As World War II comes to a close, Cletus Frade of the Office of Strategic Services is part of an unusual deal: the United States will secretly help German intelligence officers find safety in Argentina in return for information on Soviet spies. Some strong language. 2012.

The Death Trade
DB78039 9 hours 8 minutes
by Jack Higgins
read by Andy Pyle
Former IRA enforcer-turned-British special agent Sean Dillon and the rest of the prime minister’s private army come up with a plan to save an Iranian nuclear scientist who is being blackmailed into designing a weapon. Violence and some strong language. 2014.

The Diplomat’s Wife
DB78038 12 hours 47 minutes
by Pam Jenoff
read by Erin Jones
Polish resistance member Marta Nedermann, from The Kommandant’s Girl (DB 77659), is rescued from a Nazi prison by American soldier Paul Mattison. Later, alone and pregnant with Paul’s child, Marta marries a British diplomat and volunteers for a spy mission in Prague. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Eiger Sanction
DB74476 10 hours 20 minutes
by Trevanian
read by Don Hagen
Art professor and government assassin Jonathan Hemlock, who kills to pay for his black-market art collection, takes on a final assignment that involves scaling the Eiger in the Swiss Alps. Basis for 1975 Clint Eastwood movie. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 1972.

Suspense

The Purity of Vengeance: A Department Q Novel
DB78092 16 hours 30 minutes
by Jussi Adler-Olsen
read by Joe Peck
Nete Rosen’s rebuilt life is destroyed by surgeon Curt Wad, and she seeks vengeance against him and others who wronged her. Decades later Carl Mørck’s Department Q reopens the missing-person case of one of Nete’s targets. Translated from Danish. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Dance of Shadows
DB76105 8 hours 49 minutes
by Yelena Black
read by Kristin Allison
Fifteen-year-old Vanessa follows in her sister Margaret’s footsteps by enrolling in the elite New York Ballet Academy. While there, Vanessa searches for answers to why Margaret and other lead dancers abruptly vanished years ago. Some violence and some strong language. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2013.

Dead Scared
DB76742 11 hours 7 minutes
by S.J. Bolton
read by Mare Trevathan
Detective Inspector Mark Joesbury requests Detective Constable Lacey Flint’s help in investigating the high suicide rate at Cambridge University. Posing as a psychology student, Flint must find out if sadistic mind games are involved—without falling prey to them herself. Violence and strong language. 2012.

Now You See Me
DB76672 12 hours 6 minutes
by S.J. Bolton
read by Mare Trevathan
Detective Constable Lacey Flint discovers a woman who has just been fatally stabbed. Then, an anonymous letter mentioning Lacey hints at similarities between this killing and Jack the Ripper’s first murder. Lacey—who has studied the Ripper cases—realizes when and how the next attack will happen. Violence and strong language. 2011.

Breaking Point
DB76244 10 hours 52 minutes
by C.J. Box
read by Jason Culp
Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett is stunned to learn that Butch Roberson, the father of his daughter’s best friend, is accused of killing two EPA employees. The victims had ordered Butch to stop building on his land. As Joe tracks Butch, new complications emerge. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2013.

Stone Cold
DB78395 10 hours 30 minutes
by C.J. Box
read by Joe Wilson
Under the governor’s orders, game warden Joe Pickett travels to another Wyoming county to help the feds shut down wealthy Wolfgang Templeton, who they suspect is conducting a high-end murder-for-hire operation. Joe doesn’t realize that his estranged friend is involved—as is Joe’s mother-in-law. Violence and strong language. 2014.

Tiger’s Claw
DB76014 16 hours 7 minutes
by Dale Brown
read by Ray Childs
President Phoenix’s strategy of cutting U.S. military spending to improve the economy becomes a problem when wealthy China attempts to dominate the Pacific with its advanced technology. Retired air force lieutenant general Patrick McLanahan suggests refurbishing an old bomber to fight back. Strong language and some violence. 2012.

Command Authority
DB77849 22 hours 3 minutes
by Tom Clancy
read by Jason Culp
U.S. president Jack Ryan’s old friend is poisoned by a radioactive agent traced to Russia, where strongman Valeri Volodin’s power is growing. When an unsolved investigation from Ryan’s CIA days appears to hold important answers, Ryan’s son—intelligence analyst Jack Jr.—delves into the cold case. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2013.

Close to You
DB76119 8 hours 33 minutes
by Mary Jane Clark
read by Madelyn Buzzard
As TV anchorwoman Eliza Blake and her young daughter move into their new house, Eliza is unaware that she has been receiving threatening letters from her viewing audience. Several people are obsessed with Eliza—and one person plans to do something about it. Some violence and some strong language. 2001.

Dancing in the Dark
DB76149 6 hours 15 minutes
by Mary Jane Clark
read by Kristin Allison
KEY news television correspondent Diane must cancel her family vacation to do a segment on “girls who cry wolf,” when authorities discredit a young lady’s claims of abduction. But after Diane brings her children on the trip to interview the troubled woman, another person goes missing. Some strong language. 2005.

Hide Yourself Away
DB76147 7 hours 0 minutes
by Mary Jane Clark
read by Kristin Allison
Fourteen years ago married heiress Charlotte Sloane disappeared from her family’s Newport estate. Now an excavation of the property’s underground railroad tunnel reveals Charlotte’s remains. KEY News intern—single mom Grace Callahan—is with the team assigned to investigate the case. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2004.

Let Me Whisper in Your Ear
DB76107 6 hours 57 minutes
by Mary Jane Clark
read by Kristin Allison
Hoping to get out of producing obituaries, television news associate producer Laura Walsh pitches the story of the disappearance of then-twelve-year-old Tommy Cruz from the old Palisades amusement park thirty years ago. Laura doesn’t realize investigating the cold case will have fatal results. Some strong language. 2000.

Nobody Knows
DB76144 5 hours 41 minutes
by Mary Jane Clark
read by Kristin Allison
KEY television reporter Cassie Sheridan’s career was skyrocketing until the FBI director’s daughter Maggie commited suicide after Cassie reported that Maggie was the victim of a serial rapist. After she is transferred to Miami, Cassie’s coverage of a hurricane places her near the same rapist. Some violence and some strong language. 2002.

When Day Breaks
DB76172 8 hours 9 minutes
by Mary Jane Clark
read by Suzanne Toren
Television celebrity Constance Young leaves KEY News for a competitor station during sweeps month—and is then found murdered. Suspects abound, including poorly treated colleagues, family, and suitors. The killer, worried about the investigation by KEY News reporters, begins eliminating possible witnesses. Violence and strong language. 2007.

The Cleaner
DB78271 13 hours 25 minutes
by Paul Cleave
read by Dan Bloom
Christchurch, New Zealand. Joe spends his days cleaning the police department, where they call him “Slow Joe.” At night he becomes the infamous Christchurch Carver serial killer. When a copycat killing is committed, Joe plans to frame the imitator—and get vengeance. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2006.

Joe Victim
DB78300 16 hours 31 minutes
by Paul Cleave
read by Dan Bloom
Serial killer Joe, from The Cleaner (DB 78271), awaits trial, confident that by claiming he does not remember murdering anyone he will receive a not-guilty verdict. Meanwhile, fellow killer Melissa plans to shoot Joe on his way to court. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Missing You
DB78398 12 hours 32 minutes
by Harlan Coben
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
NYPD detective Kat’s past haunts her: the man convicted of killing her father recants and her ex-fiancé reappears on an online dating site. When a teen asks for help finding his mother, Kat doesn’t realize her personal connection to the case. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Six Years
DB76209 10 hours 25 minutes
by Harlan Coben
read by Andy Pyle
Jake was devastated when, after a whirlwind romance with Natalie, she left to marry an old boyfriend. Six years later Jake sees an obituary for Natalie’s husband and attends the funeral. When Jake realizes the widow is not Natalie, his past begins to unravel. Violence and some strong language. 2013.

The Perfect Suspect
DB76286 9 hours 20 minutes
by Margaret Coel
read by Catherine Byers
Detective Ryan Beckman kills her lover, Colorado gubernatorial candidate David Mathews, after he rejects her plea for reconciliation. The next morning Beckman is assigned his case. Meanwhile, journalist Catherine McLeod gets an anonymous tip from a witness, putting her and the tipster in danger. Violence and some strong language. 2011.

The Wrath of Angels: A Charlie Parker Thriller
DB75949 17 hours 0 minutes
by John Connolly
read by Jim Zeiger
On his deathbed, former forest warden Harlan Vetters tells his daughter about finding a small, abandoned plane in the woods years earlier that held a bag of money, signs of a handcuffed passenger, and a list of names. She seeks PI Charlie Parker’s help. Violence and strong language. 2013.

Very Bad Men
DB78196 14 hours 7 minutes
by Harry Dolan
read by Joe Wilson
An anonymous note draws mystery magazine editor David Loogan into the series of killings his detective girlfriend is investigating. All the victims have ties to a seventeen-year-old bank robbery. Loogan crosses paths with a reporter who has a wild theory. Violence and some strong language. 2011.

The Circle
DB77770 14 hours 30 minutes
by Dave Eggers
read by Abigail Maupin
Mae begins work at the Circle—a company that reinvented the Internet by creating one transparent identity for each user. Although enthralled by her increasingly powerful online role, Mae is troubled to learn that the company may have a dark side. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2013.

The Chase
DB78272 7 hours 22 minutes
by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
read by Mare Trevathan
As in The Heist (DB 76803), FBI agent Kate O’Hare and master thief Nick Fox team up—this time to find a bronze rooster China gave to the United States. China, unaware that the rooster was stolen from the Smithsonian, wants it back. Some violence and some strong language. 2014.

Not in the Heart
DB78297 13 hours 2 minutes
by Chris Fabry
read by Erik Sandvold
Gambling-addicted journalist Truman Wiley is out of options to save his son, who needs an organ transplant—until a death-row prisoner offers to donate his heart in exchange for Truman reporting his life story. When Truman uncovers the convict’s innocence, he turns to God for guidance. Christy Awards. 2012.

Touch and Go
DB76206 14 hours 34 minutes
by Lisa Gardner
read by Elisabeth Rodgers
Investigator Tessa Leoni works frantically to find Justin and Libby Denbe and their teenaged daughter, who were abducted from their home. Tessa uncovers secrets about the not-so-perfect family and Justin’s company. Meanwhile, Libby is helped through detox by one of the abductors. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Orphan Choir
DB78198 6 hours 38 minutes
by Sophie Hannah
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Louise Beeston misses her seven-year-old son, who is required to board at Saviour College School to perform with the school’s choir. Meanwhile, her neighbor keeps her awake playing loud pop and rock music and—more recently—choral singing. Strong language. 2013.

Poppet
DB77839 13 hours 52 minutes
by Mo Hayder
read by Andy Pyle
Psychiatric nursing coordinator AJ LeGrande alerts police after he ties a series of self-harm incidents at Beechway hospital to a recently released patient. Meanwhile, DI Jack Caffery confronts cop Flea Marley about her personal knowledge of a case. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Treatment
DB77837 16 hours 20 minutes
by Mo Hayder
read by Andy Pyle
A man and wife are found battered and bound in their London home, and their eight-year-old son is missing. The case unfolds tragically, but it leads DI Jack Caffery to clues about his own brother’s long-ago disappearance. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2001.

A Cold and Lonely Place
DB76415 8 hours 26 minutes
by Sara J. Henry
read by Kristin Allison
Freelance writer Troy Chance is covering the annual Saranac Lake ice palace construction when the ice cutters discover a body in the frozen lake. Recognizing the deceased as her renter’s boyfriend, Troy becomes personally and professionally involved as she investigates his mysterious life and death. 2013.

Ghostman
DB76281 9 hours 47 minutes
by Roger Hobbs
read by Gregory Gorton
An armored-car heist goes bad when one thief is shot and the other takes off with the loot. The crime boss calls in a favor from Jack, a master of disguises. Jack must find the money before an ink bomb packed in it explodes. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2013.

Shadow Woman
DB75971 9 hours 18 minutes
by Linda Howard
read by Kristin Allison
Lizette wakes up to find that she doesn’t recognize her face in the mirror. Fighting off blinding headaches and vomiting, Lizette realizes she remembers only three years of her life. Her instincts tell her she is being monitored—and is in danger. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Troubleshooter
DB76128 11 hours 58 minutes
by Gregg Hurwitz
read by John Polk
U.S. marshal Tim Rackley and the Warrant Squad’s escape team track down two fugitive prisoners who were busted out by a biker gang that killed two deputies during the getaway. As the team closes in on its target, Rackley’s pregnant wife, a deputy, is shot. Violence and strong language. 2005.

Something Wicked
DB76889 15 hours 37 minutes
by Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush
read by Susan Ericksen
Catherine Rutledge, the head of the psychic Siren Song Colony, asks pregnant detective Savannah Dunbar to look into the death of Catherine’s sister. Savannah is also investigating local murders that may be linked to the colony. Sequel to Wicked Lies (DB 73385). Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

What Comes Next
DB76721 15 hours 28 minutes
by John Katzenbach
read by Gregory Gorton
After he is diagnosed with a rare form of dementia, suicidal retired psychology professor Adrian Thomas witnesses the kidnapping of sixteen-year-old Jennifer Riggins by a depraved couple. Even as his hallucinations worsen, Adrian is determined to find Jennifer, whose captors post her torments online. Violence and some strong language. 2012.

Killer: An Alex Delaware Novel
DB78154 10 hours 3 minutes
by Jonathan Kellerman
read by Joe Wilson
Psychologist and court consultant Alex Delaware is assigned the case of the Sykes sisters. Dr. Connie Sykes is suing for custody of her sister Cherie’s toddler. When Alex doesn’t support her case, Connie threatens Alex. Then the case devolves into murder. Some violence and some strong language. 2014.

Sunset
DB76096 7 hours 10 minutes
by Al Lamanda
read by Gregory Gorton
Twelve years ago a man raped and strangled police detective John Bekker’s wife and permanently traumatized Bekker’s daughter. Now the mafia kingpin Bekker holds responsible is dying—and he wants Bekker, who has since left the force—to sober up and find the real killer. Violence and strong language. 2012.

Runner
DB78484 9 hours 1 minute
by Patrick Lee
read by Michael Scherer
Former special forces soldier Sam Dryden is out for a late-night jog when young Rachel runs into him. She is fleeing from her abductors, who are trying to kill her. Rachel can read minds, but has drug-induced memory loss. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Ice Princess
DB77835 12 hours 50 minutes
by Camilla Läckberg
read by Barry Bernson
Fjällbacka, Sweden. When writer Erica Falck sees the body of her childhood friend, it looks like suicide. But the autopsy proves it was murder. Erica and detective Patrik Hedström investigate—and begin dating. Originally published in Swedish in 2003. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2009.

The Preacher
DB77763 14 hours 40 minutes
by Camilla Läckberg
read by Jon Huffman
When a recently murdered girl’s corpse is discovered, detective Patrik Hedström is shocked to find two other skeletons beneath her. They are identified as two teens missing from the 1970s, but the original suspect is long dead. Then another teenager disappears. Originally published in Swedish. Violence and strong language. 2009.

The Cold, Cold Ground: A Detective Sean Duffy Novel; The Troubles Trilogy, Book 1
DB78159 10 hours 24 minutes
by Adrian McKinty
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Northern Ireland, 1981. Amid sectarian bombings, riots, and hunger strikes, Detective Sergeant Sean Duffy—the lone Catholic in his squad—gets a case involving two murdered gay men. While searching for the killer, Duffy learns that one victim was in the IRA. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

I Hear the Sirens in the Street: A Detective Sean Duffy Novel; The Troubles Trilogy, Book 2
DB78200 9 hours 41 minutes
by Adrian McKinty
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Irish detective Sean Duffy, from The Cold, Cold Ground (DB 78159), investigates an American tourist’s murder. The victim’s torso was found in a suitcase that belonged to a farmer recently assassinated by the IRA. Duffy suspects the two deaths are related. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Bang: Visions, Book 2
DB78055 5 hours 26 minutes
by Lisa McMann
read by Suzanne Toren
Jules freed herself from the deadly premonition that haunted her—but is sickened to learn that a vision of a school shooting now haunts her boyfriend Sawyer. The teens work together to prevent casualties while hiding their relationship from their families. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Crash: Visions, Book 1
DB77818 5 hours 25 minutes
by Lisa McMann
read by Suzanne Toren
Sixteen-year-old Jules, whose family has a history of mental illness, freaks when she has a recurring vision involving a competitor of her family’s Italian restaurant, an explosion with body bags, and her forbidden crush, Sawyer. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Criminal
DB78220 5 hours 24 minutes
by Terra Elan McVoy
read by Erin Jones
Nikki believes she is in love with Dee even after he involves her in a crime. When the prosecutors want Nikki to testify against Dee, she initially resists, but her faith in him gradually falters. Strong language, descriptions of sex, and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

The Fifth Assassin
DB75974 14 hours 33 minutes
by Brad Meltzer
read by Jim Zeiger
Still dealing with the events of The Inner Circle (DB 72375), archivist Beecher White must also turn his attention to a killer who is recreating the four presidential assassinations—but targeting church figures rather than the president. Clues point to people from Beecher’s past. Violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2013.

Blindsided
DB78355 9 hours 12 minutes
by Fern Michaels
read by Faith Potts
Myra, Annie, and the rest of the vigilante sisterhood reunite to take action. Honorary member Maggie Spitzer uncovers a scheme by a pair of corrupt Maryland judges, twins Eunice and Celeste Ciprani, who make money by sending young offenders to boot camps owned by the Cipranis. Some strong language. 2013.

Cover of Snow
DB76063 9 hours 31 minutes
by Jenny Milchman
read by Kristin Allison
Happily married Nora Hamilton is shocked to find that her husband, a policeman, has hanged himself in their Adirondacks farmhouse. Determined to find out why, Nora suspects his secretive, forbidding mother and his close-mouthed coworkers are hiding something. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Hysteria
DB76199 7 hours 7 minutes
by Megan Miranda
read by Kristin Allison
After stabbing and killing her boyfriend, sixteen-year-old Mallory—who has no memory of committing the crime—is sent away to a boarding school to escape the gossip and threats. But someone—or something—is following her. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Heron’s Cove
DB78157 8 hours 46 minutes
by Carla Neggers
read by Kristin Allison
FBI art specialist Emma Sharpe is in Heron’s Cove, Maine, awaiting word from her lover, undercover agent Colin Donovan. Emma is approached by a Russian woman who warns her that a valuable collection of Russian Art Nouveau jewelry is about to be stolen. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

Alex Cross, Run
DB76227 9 hours 16 minutes
by James Patterson
read by Jim Zeiger
D.C. homicide detective Alex Cross investigates three murders in Georgetown, unaware that one of the killers is a plastic surgeon whom Cross recently arrested for involvement with underaged sex partners. Meanwhile, someone is studying Cross’s every move. Violence, explicit descriptions of sex, and some strong language. Bestseller. 2013.

The Living
DB78224 7 hours 45 minutes
by Matt de la Peña
read by Joe Peck
Shy works on a cruise liner to make a bit of extra money to help out his family back in Otay Mesa, north of the Mexican border. But then, an epic earthquake changes everything. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Invisible Boy
DB76364 10 hours 28 minutes
by Cornelia Read
read by Kristin Allison
Madeline and Dean Dare are living in Manhattan when a newly discovered cousin offers to show Madeline an overgrown family cemetery. Exploring, Madeline finds the recent remains of a three-year-old boy. Determined to learn his sad story, Madeline puts herself in danger. Strong language and some violence. 2010.

Exposure
DB78441 12 hours 12 minutes
by Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
When twins Lucy and Peter go missing from Bolton Prep, the police do not suspect foul play—but Tory and her pack investigate anyway. Meanwhile, Chance tries to uncover the pack’s powers. Sequel to Code (DB 76233). Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Shiver
DB76077 10 hours 14 minutes
by Karen Robards
read by Shannon McManus
Car repossessor Samantha Jones finds undercover FBI agent Daniel Panterro in the trunk of a BMW—then is thrown in with him. After they escape, Samantha forces Daniel to retrieve her young son Tyler before they go into hiding. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Calculated in Death
DB76226 11 hours 54 minutes
by J.D. Robb
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
When accountant Marta Dickenson is found in a stairwell with a broken neck after working late, Lieutenant Eve Dallas determines it was a faked mugging. Dickenson was assigned three audits that day—and one must have been worth killing for. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2013.

Concealed in Death
DB78480 12 hours 21 minutes
by J.D. Robb
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
After her husband finds human remains in the wall of a building he is retrofitting, Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s team discovers twelve bodies hidden there—all girls between the ages of twelve and sixteen. Now Eve must identify the victims—and their killer. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2014.

Say You’re Sorry
DB75836 12 hours 45 minutes
by Michael Robotham
read by various narrators
Three years after teenage girls Piper and Tash disappeared, a couple is murdered in Tash’s old house. Psychologist Joe O’Loughlin is called in to analyze the troubled suspect and comes away believing at least one of the girls is alive. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

The Eye of God: A Sigma Force Novel
DB78360 12 hours 1 minute
by James Rollins
read by Gregory Gorton
Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma, joined by a pair of Vatican historians, race to solve a mystery tied to the Roman Empire’s fall, the origins of Christianity, and a long-hidden weapon that holds the fate of humanity. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2013.

Fifth Victim: A Charlie Fox Thriller
DB76828 11 hours 9 minutes
by Zoë Sharp
read by Kristin Allison
With her lover and coworker Sean still in a coma, security expert Charlie Fox focuses on her latest assignment—preventing a young woman from being the next victim of kidnappers targeting Long Island’s elite. Then Sean’s attacker goes free. Violence and strong language. 2011.

Fourth Day: A Charlie Fox Thriller
DB76826 11 hours 0 minutes
by Zoë Sharp
read by Kristin Allison
Security experts Charlie Fox and Sean Meyer are assigned to get teacher Thomas Witney out of the Fourth Day cult, which is run by charismatic Randall Bane. Witney joined the group five years earlier, hoping to prove it was responsible for his son’s death. Violence and strong language. 2011.

Night Blind
DB76372 12 hours 59 minutes
by Michael W. Sherer
read by Jeff Cummings
False accusations cost Blake Sanders his political campaign job. His son committed suicide and his marriage fell apart. Now, battling depression, he delivers newspapers—and when he is framed for murdering his favorite elderly customer, Blake must find the real killer to save himself. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

The City of Devi
DB76386 14 hours 21 minutes
by Manil Suri
read by various narrators
With four days left before a nuclear bomb is to obliterate Mumbai, Sarita tries to find her missing husband Karun amid the chaos in the city. But Sarita is not the only one searching for Karun. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Tower
DB78285 14 hours 21 minutes
by Simon Toyne
read by Robert Sams
FBI agents investigate the Goddard Space Flight Center after a cyber attack disables the Hubble telescope. Meanwhile, Liv and Gabriel from The Key (DB 78036), seek to be reunited as a religious prophecy counts down to the end of days. Some violence and some strong language. 2013.

Harm’s Way
DB76167 10 hours 32 minutes
by Stephen White
read by Gregory Gorton
Psychologist Alan Gregory is shocked to learn his friend and neighbor, carpenter Peter Arvin, was ritually murdered—possibly by a serial killer. Police detective Sam Purdy asks Gregory to study the crime scene, a theater where Arvin was building sets. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 1996.

Before We Met
DB78073 10 hours 33 minutes
by Lucie Whitehouse
read by Gary Tipton
Newlywed Hannah is confused when her husband Mark doesn’t return to London from a New York business trip. After learning that his assistant thought Mark took Hannah to Rome, Hannah is shocked to find Mark has transferred all of their money. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Collateral Damage: A Stone Barrington Novel
DB76020 6 hours 58 minutes
by Stuart Woods
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Attorney Stone Barrington, CIA assistant director Holly Barker, and the few others who know the enormity of the bomb plot they thwarted in Severe Clear (DB 75459) must now stop the bombers’ sister—who has already begun exacting her revenge. Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

 

War Stories

Radiance of Tomorrow
DB78246 10 hours 12 minutes
by Ishmael Beah
read by Gary Telles
Author of A Long Way Gone (DB 63512) pens a fictionalized account of villagers returning to their Sierra Leone home after the civil war. Benjamin and Bockarie are hired to teach, but corruption, a foreign mining concern, violence, and disillusionment threaten to take over. Some violence. 2014.

Revolutionary
DB78228 10 hours 37 minutes
by Alex Myers
read by Faith Potts
In the latter days of the American Revolution, former indentured servant Deborah Samson runs away from home. Seeing no future for herself as a single woman, she disguises herself as a man and joins the army. She must deal with her dual identities. Violence. 2014.

 

Westerns

The Amarillo Trail: A Ralph Compton Novel by Jory Sherman
DB76851 6 hours 4 minutes
by Ralph Compton
read by Graham Winton
1879. Doc Blaine needs his sons’ help to drive three thousand head of cattle from Texas to Salina, Kansas. Unfortunately his sons, Jared and Miles, want to kill each other over the woman they both love. Some violence and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

Bounty Hunter: A Ralph Compton Novel by Joseph A. West
DB77047 7 hours 41 minutes
by Ralph Compton and Joseph A. West
read by Gregory Gorton
Ruthless bounty hunter John Tone will kill anyone who interferes with his job—even women and children. A San Francisco man will pay well for such single-mindedness—he has six men he wants murdered. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2009.

Montana Gundown: The Last Gunfighter
DB76755 7 hours 53 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Andy Pyle
Gunslinging drifter Frank Morgan is shocked to hear that young Brady Morgan, a cold-blooded killer, is claiming to be his son. Soon Brady and Frank are on opposite sides of a range war. Violence and strong language. 2012.

Strike of the Mountain Man
DB76823 8 hours 55 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Jim Zeiger
A Frenchman recently arrived in Colorado is determined to create a bigger and better ranch than Smoke Jensen’s. The newcomer’s ruthless methods of persuading landowners to sell leads him to Jensen’s neighbor—and incites Jensen’s wrath. Some violence and some strong language. 2012.

Winter Kill: The Last Gunfighter
DB76754 8 hours 31 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by John Polk
Notorious gunfighter Frank Morgan, a.k.a. the Drifter, promises mortally wounded Jacob Trench that he will take Jacob’s place transporting cargo to the boomtown of Skagway, Alaska. Frank doesn’t realize the cargo is a group of mail-order brides—and the mission is dangerous. Violence and strong language. 2010.

Robert B. Parker’s Ironhorse
DB76058 8 hours 44 minutes
by Robert Knott
read by Joe Wilson
New territorial marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch have just escorted a train carrying two prisoners to the Mexican border. On the return trip through Texas, the governor’s family comes onboard with a lot of money, attracting outlaws who kidnap the governor’s daughters. Some violence and some strong language. 2013.

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Adult Nonfiction

Animals and Wildlife

The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter Than You Think
DB76379 8 hours 52 minutes
by Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods
read by Mark Ashby
Director of the Duke Canine Cognition Center describes his research on the unique link between humans and canines, beginning with his early observations of his own dog. Details experiments and pack behaviors. Also identifies the smartest breeds and offers training advice. Cowritten by his fellow research scientist and spouse Woods. 2013.

Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity
DB75764 22 hours 32 minutes
by David Kirby
read by Dan Bloom
Analyzes the practice of orca captivity and use in public shows. Investigates the deaths of trainers—including that of Dawn Brancheau, who was killed by male orca Tilikum in 2010—and the resulting controversy. Profiles Naomi Rose, a marine mammal biologist and activist. Young adult appeal. Some violence. 2012.

 

Astronomy

Women in Space: Twenty-three Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, and Gravity-Breaking Adventures
DB78366 6 hours 38 minutes
by Karen Bush Gibson
read by Kurt Elftmann
History of space exploration highlighting the contributions of female astronauts. Includes profiles of Russian Valentina Tereshkova, who became the first woman in space in 1963, and Sally Ride, the first American female astronaut, who boarded the Challenger twenty years later. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2014.

 

Biography

Glitter and Glue: A Memoir
DB78400 5 hours 51 minutes
by Kelly Corrigan
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Bestselling author recounts her 1992 trip to Australia as a recent college graduate. Explains that after running out of money, she took a job as a nanny in suburban Sydney. Discusses her uneasy relationship with her mother—and her realization that she relied on her mother’s advice. Strong language. Bestseller. 2014.

Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
DB77616 15 hours 47 minutes
by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell Jr.
read by Kerry Dukin
Newell and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dedman detail the life of Newell’s cousin, socialite Huguette Clark (1906–2011), the eccentric daughter of a Gilded Age copper tycoon and politician. They chronicle Clark’s latter years—when she lived in a hospital room while her mansions sat empty—and the battles over her estate. Bestseller. 2013.

I’ll See You Again
DB76879 8 hours 33 minutes
by Jackie Hance
read by Kristin Allison
Memoir of a grieving mother whose three young daughters were killed after their aunt drove the wrong way on New York State’s Taconic Parkway in July 2009. Explores her emotional and physical struggles, family estrangement, and decision to have another child. 2013.

Out of the Whirlpool: A Memoir of Remorse and Reconciliation
DB78152 9 hours 38 minutes
by Sue Wiygul Martin
read by Kristin Allison
Blind educator details her life after losing her vision in a suicide attempt at age twenty-six. Discusses her rehabilitation and the physical and emotional adjustments she made. Describes decades of working with ever-changing technologies, learning to use a guide dog, and participating in the Paralympics. Some strong language. 2013.

The Boy Detective: A New York Childhood
DB78205 7 hours 22 minutes
by Roger Rosenblatt
read by David Hartley-Margolin
While teaching a class on memoir writing in 2011, Rosenblatt, the author of Making Toast (DB 72799) and Kayak Morning (DB 76815), strolled through his childhood neighborhood of Gramercy Park. He reminisces about his obsession of becoming a detective in 1950s New York City and ponders life and memory. 2013.

Until I Say Good-Bye: My Year of Living with Joy
DB76518 9 hours 8 minutes
by Susan Spencer-Wendel
read by Catherine Byers
After accepting her diagnosis of Lou Gehrig’s disease in 2011, forty-five-year-old Palm Beach Post journalist quit her job and took seven journeys with friends and family to celebrate her life and create memories. She also met her birth mother, adopted a dog, and got permanent makeup. Some strong language. 2013.

Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS, and Survival
DB78206 15 hours 4 minutes
by Sean Strub
read by Erik Sandvold
HIV-positive gay rights and AIDS activist discusses his Catholic upbringing in Iowa, sexual abuse by trusted adults, time in politics, and growth as an activist. Details the impact of AIDS on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered community in the 1980s and 1990s. Some descriptions of sex. 2014.

 

Blindness and Physical Disabilities

Two Seeing Eye Dogs Take Manhattan! A Love Story
DB75550 7 hours 25 minutes
by Lloyd Burlingame
read by A. J. Stetson
Blind Broadway set designer and artist Burlingame adopts the point of view of his dogs, Hickory and Kemp, to recount their adventures in New York City. Describes training at The Seeing Eye guide-dog school, and includes e-mails exchanged between Hickory, near the end of his service, and his successor Kemp. 2012.

Behind Our Eyes: A Second Look; the Second Literary Anthology of Stories, Poems, and Essays by Writers with Disabilities
DB77772 11 hours 5 minutes
edited by Kate Chamberlin
read by Carol Dines
Anthology of memoirs, stories, poems, and essays by authors with disabilities. In “Banging the Drum Loudly” Peter Altschul describes how he performed with his school’s marching band. In “A Prickly Tree” Robert Feinstein recounts his Jewish mother buying him a Christmas tree. 2013.

Do You Dream in Color? Insights from a Girl without Sight
DB75761 8 hours 20 minutes
by Laurie Rubin
read by Kristin Allison
Rubin, a blind mezzo-soprano opera singer born with perfect pitch and Leber’s Amaurosis—a disease that prevents the retina from developing—recounts her idyllic California childhood learning to read braille, use a cane, and ski and taking voice lessons. Highlights her struggles to get roles because of her disability. Young adult appeal. 2012.

 

Business and Economics

The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies
DB78179 9 hours 23 minutes
by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee
read by Michael Scherer
Brynjolfsson, director, and McAfee, principal research scientist of MIT’s Center for Digital Business, explore the effects of digital technologies on our lives and economy. They examine the widening economic gaps and the capabilities of artificial intelligence and propose tax, research, and education policy changes to reflect the changing environment. 2014.

Jim Cramer’s Get Rich Carefully
DB78301 18 hours 52 minutes
by James J. Cramer
read by Jake Williams
Host of CNBC’s Mad Money with Jim Cramer recommends high-yield, low-risk investments to obtain lasting wealth. Explains the inner workings of the market and why stocks may advance or decline. Offers tips on when to invest. Bestseller. 2013.

Career and Job Training

Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life
DB78340 6 hours 27 minutes
by Jane Pauley
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Journalist Pauley draws on her own experiences and those of friends, family, and the baby boomers she has featured on her Today Show segment to illustrate ways to reinvent oneself and find fulfilling work. Includes portraits of a volunteer firefighter, a professional knitter, and a stand-up comedian. Bestseller. 2014.

Job Search Handbook for People with Disabilities
DB77534 12 hours 2 minutes
by Daniel J. Ryan
read by Kerry Dukin
Comprehensive resource guide to career development for people with disabilities. Covers locating openings, preparing for interviews, writing resumes, using government programs, networking, and succeeding at work. Discusses available accommodations and provides job links from the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy. 2011.

Computers

Windows 8 for Seniors for Dummies
DB78028 7 hours 46 minutes
by Mark Justice Hinton
read by Kerry Dukin
Guide to Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system explains creating and organizing documents, connecting to the Internet, playing games, watching movies, using social networks, e-mailing, taking and sharing photos, protecting your data, and more. 2012.

Cooking

The Sweet Magnolias Cookbook
DB77632 6 hours 56 minutes
by Sherryl Woods
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Novelist Sherryl Woods and chef Teddi Wohlford offer classic Southern recipes created to accompany Woods’s Sweet Magnolias book series set in South Carolina. Character Dana Sue Sullivan, a cook, supplies gossip in addition to cocktails, appetizers, brunch, vegetables, main courses, and desserts. Also includes holiday favorites and low-calorie specialties. 2012.

 

Crime

The Inventor and the Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures
DB78090 15 hours 20 minutes
by Edward Ball
read by Jeff Allin
Author of The Genetic Strand (DB 66508) examines the intertwining lives of photographer Edward Muybridge (1830–1904) and San Francisco railroad baron Leland Stanford (1824–1893). Details the events surrounding Muybridge’s trial for killing his wife’s lover and his collaboration with Stanford on early motion pictures. Some violence. 2013.

Kids for Cash: Two Judges, Thousands of Children, and a $2.8 Million Kickback Scheme
DB76597 9 hours 6 minutes
by William Ecenbarger
read by Jeremy Gage
Award-winning reporter recounts the scheme of two Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, judges who received kickbacks for sending several thousand juveniles to for-profit detention centers between 2003 and 2008. Portrays the youths and their families and examines the consequences of widespread political corruption. 2012.

Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed
DB78221 9 hours 9 minutes
by Sandra Grimes and Jeanne Vertefeuille
read by Barry Bernson
Retired CIA veterans Grimes and Vertefeuille describe their efforts to track down a spy within the agency whose actions led to the exposure—and execution—of multiple double agents in the Soviet Union. Highlights their work with an FBI team that led to their colleague Aldrich Ames. Basis for television miniseries. 2012.

Fatal Friends, Deadly Neighbors, and Other True Cases: Ann Rule’s Crime Files, Volume 16
DB76079 13 hours 25 minutes
by Ann Rule
read by Laural Merlington
Recounts nine cases in which the murder victims knew their killers. In one case Rule details the coincidental deaths of a billionaire’s son and girlfriend. In another she covers the disappearance of a woman from her Utah home. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Education

Barron’s U.S. Citizenship Test
DB78027 7 hours 42 minutes
by Gladys E. Alesi
read by Lou Harpenau
Presents the procedures and regulations for applying for American citizenship; summaries of U.S. history, geography, and government; and exercises for reading and writing English. Contains 2013 application requirements and sample forms, questions, and answers. Includes the texts of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. 2014.

I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High
DB76041 6 hours 56 minutes
by Tony Danza
read by Tony Danza
Danza, known for his acting roles in the television series Taxi and Who’s the Boss?, describes the year he spent teaching tenth-grade English at Northeast High, a public school in Philadelphia’s inner city. Details the challenges Danza faced with the students, the curriculum, and fellow teachers. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

When the School Says No . . . How to Get the Yes! Securing Special Education Services for Your Child
DB78247 15 hours 28 minutes
by Vaughn K. Lauer
read by Jeff Allin
Special education professional offers guidance to help parents obtain an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for a child with special needs. Advocates a collaborative approach and uses case studies to illustrate what works and what does not. 2014.

Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools
DB77799 15 hours 56 minutes
by Diane Ravitch
read by Kerry Dukin
In this follow-up to The Death and Life of the Great American School System (DB 71198), former assistant secretary of education Ravitch offers suggestions for improving public schools and warns against efforts to privatize them. 2013.

First Class: The Legacy of Dunbar, America’s First Black Public High School
DB78182 12 hours 17 minutes
by Alison Stewart
read by Mary Kane
Award-winning journalist Stewart chronicles the rise and fall of the first public African American high school, from its founding in 1870 to the twenty-first century. Explores the historical segregation of Washington, D.C., educational reform, and inner-city problems. Some violence and some strong language. 2013.

Family

Making Toast: A Family Story
DB72799 3 hours 45 minutes
by Roger Rosenblatt
read by Gary Roan
Prize-winning essayist Rosenblatt discusses the sudden death of his thirty-eight-year-old daughter Amy, which led him and his wife Ginny to move in with their three young grandchildren and son-in-law. Relates becoming reaccustomed to a kid’s world, reconstructing their family, and preparing toast to each child’s liking. Some strong language. 2010.

The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know about Your Baby from Birth to Age Two
DB75992 41 hours 17 minutes
by William Sears and others
read by various narrators
Revised guide by pediatrician and his wife, a registered nurse, and their two pediatrician sons. Emphasizes behaviors that help establish a bond between parents and their newborn children. Provides tips for having a safe birth, breast-feeding, getting a baby to sleep, and toilet training. Discusses common behaviors and medical problems. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood
DB78350 9 hours 7 minutes
by Jennifer Senior
read by Kristin Allison
Award-winning journalist at New York magazine researches the positive and negative effects children have on middle-class parents. Uses examples to illustrate modern parenting, which she likens to a “narcissistic undertaking” in which children are protected from hardships. Bestseller. 2014.

Government and Politics

HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton
DB78251 17 hours 0 minutes
by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes
read by Catherine Byers
Political correspondents interview hundreds of insiders to chronicle Hillary Clinton’s career during the six years that followed her loss of the 2008 presidential nomination to Barack Obama. They discuss her decision to become secretary of state, the fallout over Benghazi, and her husband Bill’s work behind the scenes. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2014.

The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era
DB75655 17 hours 29 minutes
by Michael Grunwald
read by Lou Harpenau
Time magazine correspondent explains the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, popularly known as the stimulus bill; its impact on everyday Americans; and the arguments made by supporters and critics. Discusses the legislation’s provenance and passage and compares it to FDR’s 1930s New Deal. 2012.

Double Down: Game Change 2012
DB77842 18 hours 2 minutes
by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann
read by Gregory Gorton
Sequel to Game Change (DB 70503) chronicles the 2012 presidential contest between incumbent Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney. Reveals the enmity between Romney and New Jersey governor Chris Christie, the possible replacement of Vice President Joe Biden, and other inside information. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2013.

The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War
DB78248 17 hours 47 minutes
by Stephen Kinzer
read by Patrick Downer
Biography of siblings John Foster Dulles, secretary of state from 1953 to 1959, and Allen Dulles, CIA director from 1953 to 1961, who controlled American foreign policy during the Cold War. Describes their role in shaping policies that still had an impact more than a half-century later. 2013.

Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked
DB78233 11 hours 56 minutes
by Chris Matthews
read by Michael Scherer
Television pundit Matthews, an aide to Massachusetts congressman Thomas “Tip” O’Neill in the 1980s, explores the relationship between President Ronald Reagan and Speaker of the House O’Neill. Contrasts their political differences with their success in negotiating compromises. Some strong language. 2013.

Fighting for Common Ground: How We Can Fix the Stalemate in Congress
DB76854 10 hours 11 minutes
by Olympia J. Snowe
read by Pam Ward
Former Maine Republican Senator Snowe explores the roots of her belief in principled policymaking and bipartisan compromise. Discusses her forty-year career in state and federal government and proposes solutions for building consensus in Washington. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Home Management

The Art of the Visit: Being the Perfect Host, Becoming the Perfect Guest
DB75747 9 hours 44 minutes
by Kathy Bertone
read by Jill Ferris
Hospitality suggestions for dealing with friends and family in your home or theirs. Discusses creating a welcoming environment, planning activities, and making your needs known. Offers ideas for hostess gifts and provides guidance for handling pets, the elderly, children, and teens. 2012.

Inspiration

Chicken Soup for the Unsinkable Soul: Inspirational Stories of Overcoming Life’s Challenges
DB78175 10 hours 24 minutes
by Jack Canfield and others
read by Margaret Strom
Stories about individuals who overcame obstacles in their daily lives. In “How to Be New and Different” single parent Jan Turner describes learning to readjust her life after losing all her limbs to a bacterial infection. 2012.

The Four Doors: A Guide to Joy, Freedom, and a Meaningful Life
DB78243 2 hours 24 minutes
by Richard Paul Evans
read by Patrick Downer
Award-winning novelist uses scripture and his own and others’ experiences to explain how one can live life with freedom, power, and purpose. Suggests four concrete ways to make positive changes in one’s life. 2013.

God Is Not Mad at You: You Can Experience Real Love, Acceptance, and Guilt-Free Living
DB78167 8 hours 37 minutes
by Joyce Meyer
read by Kerry Dukin
Minister and radio and TV host explores the biblical paradox of a God who is both loving and judging. Examines the sources of this mixed message and attempts to untangle the confusion that most Christians experience. 2013.

 

Legal Issues

Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas; How a Bedroom Arrest Decriminalized Gay Americans
DB76827 14 hours 33 minutes
by Dale Carpenter
read by Bill Wallace
Account of the arrest of John Lawrence and Tyron Garner on September 17, 1998, in Houston, Texas, for a same-sex violation. Follows their case to the United States Supreme Court, where a 2003 decision invalidated laws against sodomy. Some strong language. 2012.

For Discrimination: Race, Affirmative Action, and the Law
DB78001 8 hours 30 minutes
by Randall Kennedy
read by Barry Bernson
Harvard law professor defends affirmative action as a tool for remedying racial discrimination. Traces its history back to the 1866 Civil Rights Act, cites court cases, and dissects the arguments of proponents and opponents. Describes ways he personally has benefited from the policy. Some strong language. 2013.

When Someone Dies: The Practical Guide to the Logistics of Death
DB76454 5 hours 35 minutes
by Scott Taylor Smith
read by Bill Wallace
Smith, an investment banker and lawyer, uses personal experience and advice from estate attorneys to provide a step-by-step guide to the practical decisions that must be made following the death of a loved one. Discusses funeral and related expenses, and covers paying outstanding bills and settling the estate. 2013.

Literature

Portrait of a Novel: Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece
DB76287 15 hours 10 minutes
by Michael Gorra
read by J.P. Linton
English professor examines the life of Henry James, focusing on the period during which the author wrote The Portrait of a Lady (DB 51264). Examines James’s previous literary successes, his travels through Europe, and the Victorian culture in which he lived. 2012.

Pushcart Prize XXXVIII: Best of the Small Presses, 2014
DB77871 26 hours 25 minutes
edited by Bill Henderson
read by Erin Jones
Sixty-nine pieces of poetry, nonfiction, and fiction originally published by small presses. Includes a poem by U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey reflecting on Thomas Jefferson’s relationship with Sally Hemings and on Trethewey’s biracial heritage. Some strong language. 2014.

Georgette Heyer
DB76042 16 hours 20 minutes
by Jennifer Kloester
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Biography of Georgette Heyer (1902–1974), the author primarily known for Regency-era romances—including Devil’s Cub (DB 59285) and Faro’s Daughter (DB 67512)—as well as historical novels and mysteries. Details her relationship with her parents, traveling adventures, and writing career. Includes lists of her novels and short stories. 2011.

A Reader’s Book of Days: True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year
DB77901 21 hours 43 minutes
by Tom Nissley
read by Barry Bernson
Former Jeopardy! champion and English professor catalogs major events in the lives of authors and fictional happenings in their books, organized by date. May 26, for example, is the day Edgar Allan Poe enlisted in the army (1827) and Bram Stoker’s Dracula (DB 31689) was published (1897). Includes recommended reading for each month. 2014.

This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
DB78394 9 hours 53 minutes
by Ann Patchett
read by Mare Trevathan
Twenty-two essays by the author of Bel Canto (DB 54190) explore the commitments one chooses throughout life. Topics include friendship, career, pets, and marriage. “The Bookstore Strikes Back” reflects on Patchett’s experiences as co-owner of a bookstore. Bestseller. 2013.

Little Failure: A Memoir
DB78143 13 hours 44 minutes
by Gary Shteyngart
read by Ken Kliban
Russian-born author of Absurdistan (DB 62641) and Super Sad True Love Story (DB 71732) takes a humorous look back at his arrival in America when he was seven, struggle to fit in, college days, and attempts at creative writing. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2014.

The Faraway Nearby
DB78401 7 hours 41 minutes
by Rebecca Solnit
read by Kristin Allison
Author presents a series of essays exploring the ways people use storytelling to understand their experiences and those of others. Topics covered include her mother’s dementia, a trip to Iceland, and an illness. ALA Notable Book. 2013.

Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2
DB77743 40 hours 43 minutes
by Mark Twain
read by Mark Ashby
Picking up where Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1 (DB 72125) left off, this anecdotal self-portrait by the American author and humorist (1835–1910) describes family life, literary challenges, and domestic and international travels. 2013.

Medicine and Health

A Short Guide to a Long Life
DB78295 3 hours 18 minutes
by David B. Agus
read by Guy Williams
Cancer researcher distills his book The End of Illness (DB 74306) into a concise collection of tips for healthy living. Recommends a diet of nonprocessed seasonal foods and a daily fitness routine to maintain weight and manage stress. Bestseller. 2014.

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
DB76074 7 hours 50 minutes
by Susannah Cahalan
read by Kristin Allison
New York Post reporter’s account of the mysterious disease that mimicked mental illness and almost killed her in 2009, when she was twenty-four years old. Describes her eventual diagnosis of having NMDA-receptor autoimmune encephalitis, a rare brain infection that causes seizures and paranoia, and her successful treatment and recovery. Some strong language. 2012.

Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well-Being
DB75972 11 hours 37 minutes
by Deepak Chopra and Rudolph E. Tanzi
read by Bill Wallace
Endocrinologist Chopra and neurologist Tanzi combine brain research and spiritual insight to examine the mind-body connection to wellness. They explain ways to retrain the brain to focus on positive thinking and to achieve health, happiness, and spiritual growth. 2012.

Lean on Me: Ten Powerful Steps to Moving Beyond Your Diagnosis and Taking Back Your Life
DB78345 7 hours 21 minutes
by Nancy Davis
read by Mare Trevathan
The author describes a doctor telling her at age thirty-three that she had multiple sclerosis and there was nothing she could do about it. To provide others with tools for dealing with their own chronic illnesses, she details the steps she used to take charge of her health. 2006.

Disturbances of the Mind
DB76571 11 hours 25 minutes
by Douwe Draaisma
read by Lou Harpenau
Dutch psychologist offers a history of brain research by reconstructing the lives of the psychiatrists and neurologists for whom there is a condition or disease that bears their name. Includes Charles Bonnet syndrome, which causes visually impaired patients to have complex hallucinations. Originally published in Dutch in 2006. 2009.

What Nurses Know: HIV/AIDS
DB75767 10 hours 20 minutes
by Rose Farnan and Maithe Enriquez
read by Jill Ferris
Overview of HIV and AIDS discusses symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Explains what you can expect from medical appointment and describes lifestyle changes necessary for women, men, and children to remain healthy. Uses examples from patients and covers legal issues. 2012.

Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change; a Guide for Families
DB78349 12 hours 38 minutes
by Jeffrey Foote and others
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Drawing on their collective forty years of clinic experience, the authors offer supportive, nonconfrontational techniques to promote positive behavioral change in family members struggling with addiction and compulsive disorders. They share case studies demonstrating that kindness, positive reinforcement, and motivational strategies helped loved ones change their behavior. 2014.

The Autistic Brain: Thinking across the Spectrum
DB77046 7 hours 51 minutes
by Temple Grandin and Richard Panek
read by Faith Potts
Animal scientist Grandin, who is autistic, draws on her own experiences, interviews with others, and neuroscientific research to explore the causes, diagnostic methods, and treatments for the disorder. Warns against labeling people. 2013.

Raising Teens with Diabetes: A Survival Guide for Parents
DB78363 7 hours 26 minutes
by Moira McCarthy
read by Catherine Frels
Practical suggestions for parents dealing with a child with type 1 diabetes. Discusses the physiology of teenagers, including mood swings and depression; peer and family dynamics; and difficult issues such as drinking, driving, and rebellion. Includes ideas for transitioning to self-care and advocacy. 2013.

Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic
DB75676 26 hours 32 minutes
by David Quammen
read by Ray Childs
Science reporter investigates the field of epidemiology, specifically the transmission of disease from animal to human. Traces the development of illnesses such as Ebola, SARS, avian influenza, and Lyme disease and theorizes on the likely location of the next outbreak. 2012.

My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind
DB78163 17 hours 54 minutes
by Scott Stossel
read by Bill Burton
Editor of the Atlantic chronicles the history of anxiety disorder from the perspectives of philosophy, religion, culture, and science, while relating his own lifelong struggle with the condition. Discusses medications, therapies, and treatment theories, including nature versus nurture. Describes his own personal redemption and resilience. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2013.

Diabetic Retinopathy: From Diagnosis to Treatment
DB78358 3 hours 41 minutes
by Homayoun Tabandeh and David S. Boyer
read by Patrick Downer
Retina specialists and authors of Macular Degeneration (DB 74495) describe diabetic retinopathy, a potential problem for people with diabetes. Discusses its development, treatment options and ways to slow its progress, and lifestyle changes that lead to better glucose control. Offers advice on coping with visual impairment. 2014.

When Your Adult Child Breaks Your Heart: Coping with Mental Illness, Substance Abuse, and the Problems That Tear Families Apart
DB78064 10 hours 21 minutes
by Joel L. Young and Christine Adamec
read by Gary Tipton
A psychiatrist and a medical writer offer practical advice and coping strategies for parents dealing with adult children who are mentally ill, drug addicted, abusive, or incarcerated. Focuses on identifying and treating underlying conditions of mental illness and substance abuse as the most efficient way to assist your troubled child. 2013.

Music

A History of Opera
DB76052 30 hours 6 minutes
by Carolyn Abbate and Roger Parker
read by Kerry Dukin
Two music professors survey the development of opera from its beginnings as a revival of ancient Greek plays in 1600s Florence, Italy, to its early-twenty-first-century incarnations. Details major compositions and composers, including Mozart and Wagner. Examines the 1900s turning point when the number of operas written began to decline. 2012.

Hillbilly Heart
DB76810 7 hours 39 minutes
by Billy Ray Cyrus
read by Eric Dove
Autobiography of country singer and songwriter Billy Ray Cyrus, father of Disney star Miley Cyrus. Discusses growing up in Kentucky, working in night clubs from Nashville to Los Angeles, and his success with the 1992 song “Achy Breaky Heart.” Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Three of Us: Growing Up with Tammy and George
DB76171 7 hours 33 minutes
by Georgette Jones
read by Eva Wilhelm
Memoir by the only child of country-western singer/songwriters Tammy Wynette and George Jones. Georgette, born in 1970, chronicles her parent’s relationship, including their careers, divorce, and subsequent remarriages. Recalls Tammy’s death in 1998 and discusses her own path and pursuit of a singing career. 2011.

Autobiography
DB78115 13 hours 38 minutes
by Morrissey
read by Gregory Maupin
Morrissey (born 1959), former lead singer of the Smiths, details his life growing up in Manchester, England; his years in the music industry; his relationships; and the 1996 court battle over division of the band’s royalties. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2011.

Hendrix on Hendrix: Interviews and Encounters with Jimi Hendrix
DB75941 8 hours 46 minutes
edited by Steven Roby
read by Steven Carpenter
Presents fifty-seven interviews with Jimi Hendrix (1942–1970) from news articles and radio transcripts, conducted from December 1966 to just before his death in September 1970. Also includes court testimony excerpts. Hendrix discusses his musical influences, the social issues of the day, and his drug use. 2012.

The One: The Life and Music of James Brown
DB75754 15 hours 39 minutes
by R.J. Smith
read by Jake Williams
Journalist chronicles the life of James Brown (1933–2007), a.k.a. the godfather of soul, from his youth in South Carolina and Georgia to his death. Explores the influence of slave culture on his development of soul, rhythm and blues, and funk. Also examines the business management of his musical career. Strong language. 2012.

Taylor Swift
DB77902 6 hours 43 minutes
by Liv Spencer
read by Abigail Maupin
Biography of award-winning musician Taylor Swift (born 1989). Covers her early years growing up on a tree farm in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania; her love of country music and writing; and her quick rise on the Billboard charts. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2013.

Rod: The Autobiography
DB75778 15 hours 49 minutes
by Rod Stewart
read by George Holmes
The singer, born in war-torn London in 1945, describes growing up in a close-knit family, being discovered at eighteen, and achieving stardom with the band Faces. Discusses his aborted football career, his train-modeling hobby, and his girlfriends, wives, and children. Some strong language. 2012.

Nature and the Environment

Storm Kings: The Untold History of America’s First Tornado Chasers
DB76897 12 hours 22 minutes
by Lee Sandlin
read by Patrick Downer
Examines the origins of meteorology and the study of tornadoes in the United States. Profiles early investigators of tornado activity, including Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790) and James Espy (1785–1860). Chronicles the creation and growth of national weather bureaus. 2013.

Poetry

Metaphysical Dog
DB77660 1 hour 20 minutes
by Frank Bidart
read by Andy Pyle
Thirty-nine poems examining life’s conflicts. “Queer” reflects on the coming-out process for a gay man who grew up in the 1940s and 1950s. “Race” explores the poet’s feelings about his immigrant grandmother’s racism. 2013.

I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats
DB75270 0 hours 39 minutes
by Francesco Marciuliano
read by Conrad Feininger
Collection of poems written from the perspective of cats. Themes include getting the attention of owners, common annoyances, and what gives cats pleasure. In “Kneel before Me” the source of the superior attitude of cats is explored. Bestseller. 2012.

Psychology and Self-Help

The Art of Thinking Clearly
DB76786 11 hours 24 minutes
by Rolf Dobelli
read by Bob Moore
Novelist and entrepreneur shares a list of common mental errors and biases that he compiled through research into social and cognitive psychology. Identifies thought patterns—such as overestimating the odds of success—that can block people from making better decisions. Provides strategies to avoid falling victim to erroneous thinking. Translated from German. 2013.

Emotional Blackmail: When the People in Your Life Use Fear, Obligation, and Guilt to Manipulate You
DB76201 8 hours 36 minutes
by Susan Forward
read by Kristin Allison
Therapist and author of Toxic Parents (DB/RC 30210) defines the concept of emotional blackmail and uses case studies to explain ways to identify such behavior—whether by family members, friends, or coworkers—and change one’s reaction to it. 1997.

Mastermind: How to Think like Sherlock Holmes
DB76198 10 hours 7 minutes
by Maria Konnikova
read by Kristin Allison
Psychologist and columnist examines the thought and deduction processes of the character of Sherlock Holmes and explains ways to use them in everyday practice. Emphasizes self-knowledge and suggests leveraging it into a greater understanding and observation of the world around you. 2013.

Military Mental Health Care: A Guide for Service Members, Veterans, Families, and Community
DB76384 10 hours 24 minutes
by Cheryl Lawhorne-Scott and Don Philpott
read by Peter Johnson
Resource guide for U.S. military veterans and their families provides information on medical treatment, rehabilitation, counseling, transition, and other care needed for mental and physical health. Includes information on traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, suicide, and other psychological issues. 2013.

Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
DB78189 9 hours 48 minutes
by Daniel J. Siegel
read by Jeremy Gage
Neuropsychiatrist Siegel, author of The Whole-Brain Child (DB 74711), uses scientific research into the field of interpersonal neurobiology and anecdotes from patients and his own family to explain teenage behavior. Discusses the purpose of the adolescent mind, the timing of puberty, and ways to help families thrive. Bestseller. 2013.

The Things They Cannot Say: Stories Soldiers Won’t Tell You about What They’ve Seen, Done, or Failed to Do in War
DB76432 7 hours 48 minutes
by Kevin Sites
read by Donald Corren
Eleven veterans—including the author, an award-winning war correspondent—discuss their combat experiences in World War II Europe, Vietnam, and the Middle East. They relate the difficulties of returning to civilian life and dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Religion

A Convenient Hatred: The History of Antisemitism
DB74544 19 hours 31 minutes
by Phyllis Goldstein
read by Barbara Rappaport
Chronicles the history of anti-Semitism from ancient Babylonian times to the twenty-first century. Explores the motivations behind acts of hostility and violence toward the Jewish minority population. Discusses historical figures who stood up to oppression, and documents atrocities. Violence. 2012.

The History of the Catholic Church: From the Apostolic Age to the Third Millennium
DB78135 27 hours 6 minutes
by James Hitchcock
read by Mark Ashby
Historian surveys the Catholic Church from its beginnings in Jerusalem to the twenty-first century. Covers major events, including the rise of Eastern Orthodoxy, the Protestant Reformation, and Vatican I and II, as well as influential personalities and doctrine. 2012.

The Pope and I: How the Lifelong Friendship between a Polish Jew and John Paul II Advanced the Cause of Jewish-Christian Relations
DB76028 8 hours 58 minutes
by Jerzy Kluger
read by Mark Ashby
Autobiography recounts the author’s childhood friendship in 1920s Poland with Karol Wojtyla (1920–2005), who became Pope John Paul II in 1978. Kluger, a Jew, describes surviving World War II and reuniting with his friend after almost thirty years. Translated from Polish. 2011.

A Simple Guide to John
DB78075 8 hours 22 minutes
by Paul J. McCarren
read by Bill Wallace
Jesuit priest McCarren offers his commentary on the Gospel of John and attempts to make it relevant to twenty-first-century readers. Discusses the first followers, Jesus’s teachings, the Last Supper, the Crucifixion, and the Resurrection. 2013.

A Simple Guide to Luke
DB78341 6 hours 48 minutes
by Paul J. McCarren
read by Bill Wallace
Jesuit priest interprets the Gospel of Luke to make it more accessible to twenty-first-century audiences. Discusses Jesus’s birth, travels, teachings, arrival in Jerusalem, interaction with his twelve disciples, and death. 2013.

Water from the Well: Women of the Bible; Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, and Leah
DB78256 9 hours 11 minutes
by Anne Roiphe
read by Kerry Dukin
Retelling of the stories of four biblical matriarchs. Draws on scripture, rabbinic interpretations, folklore, and legend to chronicle the tragedies and choices of Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, and Leah. 2006.

The Jewish Festivals: A Guide to Their History and Observance
DB76118 9 hours 25 minutes
by Hayyim Schauss
read by Barry Bernson
Historical background for Jewish festivals and feast days. Uses details of the celebrations to help explain the basic precepts of Judaism. Describes the biblical origin of observances and traces the ways they have evolved. Translated from Yiddish by Samuel Jaffe with a 1996 foreword by Rabbi Harold S. Kushner. 1938.

Paul and Jesus: How the Apostle Transformed Christianity
DB76163 9 hours 25 minutes
by James D. Tabor
read by Lou Harpenau
Biblical scholar details the reasons Paul’s explanation of the behaviors and ideas of Jesus, whom Paul never met, became the basis for understanding the Christian faith. Identifies Paul as the founder of Christianity and describes the opposing affirmations of Jesus’s brother James and other apostles. 2012.

In My Father’s House: The Years before The Hiding Place
DB78215 6 hours 3 minutes
by Corrie ten Boom
read by Mitzi Friedlander
ten Boom, who helped save many Jews during World War II, recounts her prewar life in Holland. Discusses her family and her passion for spreading the gospel before she joined the Dutch Underground Christian Resistance after the Nazi invasion. Prequel to The Hiding Place (DB 43746). 1976.

Mormon Christianity: What Other Christians Can Learn from the Latter-Day Saints
DB78483 8 hours 57 minutes
by Stephen H. Webb
read by Michael Scherer
Theology professor provides an introduction to Mormonism and explains why—contrary to what some critics argue—it should be considered a branch of Christianity. Discusses Mormons’ unique metaphysical beliefs that sometimes challenge traditional Christian dogma, including their view of God as a corporeal being. 2013.

Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
DB76200 19 hours 38 minutes
by Lawrence Wright
read by Erik Sandvold
Pulitzer Prize-winning author examines the inner workings of the church created by science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard. Discusses leader David Miscavige and membership levels. Details celebrities who joined, their rise within the organization, and their endorsement of Scientology. Chronicles filmmaker Paul Haggis’s investigation of the church. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2013.

The Case for the Psalms: Why They Are Essential
DB78347 4 hours 30 minutes
by N.T. Wright
read by Bill Wallace
Using historical, literary, and spiritual contexts, biblical scholar argues that the book of Psalms has been the central prayer book for the Christian church since its beginnings. Urges readers to read, recite, and sing these ancient Hebrew prayer songs. Discusses his own longtime relationship to the verses. 2013.

 

Science and Technology

The Scientific Sherlock Holmes: Cracking the Case with Science and Forensics
DB76285 9 hours 23 minutes
by James F. O’Brien
read by Ken Kliban
Chemistry professor and Sherlock Holmes scholar O’Brien analyzes the ways the fictional detective relied on forensic science to solve crimes. Details Holmes’s use of handwriting analysis, cryptology, and—two years before police did—fingerprinting. Traces the development of these techniques and their application in actual cases. 2013.

The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail—but Some Don’t
DB75771 21 hours 19 minutes
by Nate Silver
read by Jeff Allin
Statistician and blogger examines predictive probability. Analyzes both successes and failures of prediction in the areas of weather forecasting, sports, national defense, and investing. Compares historical and contemporary examples. Bestseller. 2012.

Social Sciences

Some of My Best Friends Are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America
DB76283 10 hours 59 minutes
by Tanner Colby
read by Mark Ashby
Analysis of the history of racial integration in America. Focuses on four case studies: education in Alabama, real estate and city planning in Missouri, the advertising industry in New York City, and a Catholic church in Louisiana. Some strong language. 2012.

My Deepest Sympathies: Meaningful Sentiments for Condolence Notes and Conversations, Plus a Guide to Eulogies
DB75749 4 hours 14 minutes
by Florence Isaacs
read by Jill Ferris
Advice on expressing sympathy to someone who has suffered a loss, including the death of a parent, spouse, child, sibling, or pet. Offers guidelines for diverse situations and provides funeral etiquette and sample eulogies. 2000.

Otherhood: Modern Women Finding a New Kind of Happiness
DB78449 10 hours 19 minutes
by Melanie Notkin
read by Margaret Strom
Fortysomething New York City writer and entrepreneur examines the growing number of women who are remaining childless, usually by situational chance rather than choice or infertility. Discusses society’s preconceptions of such women, a possible sociological basis for the phenomenon, and coping techniques. 2014.

In a Queer Voice: Journeys of Resilience from Adolescence to Adulthood
DB76159 10 hours 17 minutes
by Michael Sadowski
read by Alec Volz
Education professor profiles six young adults he interviewed as adolescents in prior lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer research studies. Examines the challenges faced by these individuals because of their sexual identities. One man, David, recounts enduring harassment at school, lack of adult support, and suicidal thoughts until starting college a year early. 2013.

Men We Reaped: A Memoir
DB78283 7 hours 48 minutes
by Jesmyn Ward
read by Catherine Frels
Prize-winning author of Salvage the Bones (DB 74033) reflects on the deaths of five young African American men with whom she grew up—including her only brother. Explores being poor and black in the South and the attendant substance abuse, broken families, and lack of opportunity. Violence and strong language. 2013.

Sports and Recreation

You Herd Me! I’ll Say It If Nobody Else Will
DB78195 8 hours 10 minutes
by Colin Cowherd
read by Jake Williams
ESPN sports radio analyst offers behind-the-headlines insight and commentary. Mocks Tiger Woods’s diagnosis of sex addiction as a marketing ploy, posits that racism is the reason the Indiana Pacers cannot fill their stadium, and believes that the X Games is a series of stunts—not a sport. Some strong language. 2013.

American Triumvirate: Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, and the Modern Age of Golf
DB76104 19 hours 7 minutes
by James Dodson
read by Erik Sandvold
Author of Ben Hogan (DB/RC 59579) chronicles the lives and careers of Snead, Nelson, and Hogan—all born in 1912 in modest circumstances—who became the most successful golfers of the mid-twentieth century. Discusses the decline of the sport during the Great Depression and its resurgence in the late 1930s. 2012.

Heisman: The Man behind the Trophy
DB76076 8 hours 0 minutes
by John M. Heisman
read by Mark Boyd
Biography of John William Heisman (1869–1936), namesake of the trophy given annually to college football’s best player. Traces Heisman’s youth in Pennsylvania, undergraduate gridiron career, coaching success, and the innovations he brought to the game. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance
DB78225 10 hours 43 minutes
by David V. Herlihy
read by Mark Ashby
Recounts the ill-fated trek of Pittsburgh bookkeeper Frank Lenz, who set out in 1892 to bicycle across the world but disappeared two years later in Turkey. Describes the effort to find Lenz, led by William Sachtleben—who had earlier cycled around the world himself. 2010.

The World in the Curl: An Unconventional History of Surfing
DB78134 14 hours 43 minutes
by Peter Westwick and Peter Neushul
read by Kurt Elftmann
A sociological history of surfing, from its ancient roots in the Hawaiian islands to its move from counterculture popularity into the middle-class mainstream. Discusses the best places to catch a big wave, technological improvements to surfboards and wetsuits, and environmental concerns. 2013.

 

Stage and Screen

Making Masterpiece: Twenty-five Years behind the Scenes at Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery! on PBS
DB77764 11 hours 1 minute
by Rebecca Eaton
read by Carol Dines
Executive producer of PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery! reminisces about the productions she has been a part of; decisions she has made, including her efforts to attract younger viewers; and the development of the Masterpiece brand during her tenure. Preface by Kenneth Branagh. 2013.

Drama: An Actor’s Education
DB74433 10 hours 49 minutes
by John Lithgow
read by Ray Hagen
Autobiography of award-winning TV, stage, and big-screen star John Lithgow (born 1945). Traces the influence of Lithgow’s father, who was an actor and director himself. Recalls Lithgow’s student days at Harvard and in England, his start in movies, and his life in New York City. Some strong language. 2011.

 

U.S. History

American Antislavery Writings: Colonial Beginnings to Emancipation
DB76150 38 hours 39 minutes
edited by James G. Basker
read by Dan Bloom
More than two hundred works in various literary forms that chronicle the opposition to slavery from 1688 to 1865. Includes writing by Benjamin Franklin, Phillis Wheatley, and Olaudah Equiano in the eighteenth century and Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and former slaves in the nineteenth century. Some violence and some strong language. 2012.

Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition
DB74427 4 hours 10 minutes
by Karen Blumenthal
read by Bill Delaney
The history and legacy of Prohibition, which began with passage of the Eighteenth Amendment in 1920 and ended in 1933. Profiles Carrie Nation, the temperance movement’s first celebrity, and discusses the rise of bootleggers and gangsters such as Al Capone. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2011.

The Sacred Pipe: Black Elk’s Account of the Seven Rites of the Oglala Sioux
DB78191 7 hours 11 minutes
by Joseph Epes Brown
read by Ray Childs
Recounts the 1947 recording of elderly Native American Black Elk (born c. 1862) revealing to anthropologist Brown the seven sacred rites of his people, the Oglala Sioux. Rituals included purification, vision, the sun dance, and the sacred pipe. 1953.

A Government of Our Own: The Making of the Confederacy
DB75942 22 hours 22 minutes
by William C. Davis
read by Robert Sams
Historian describes the delegation of leaders of Southern states that convened in 1861 in Montgomery, Alabama, to modify the U.S. Constitution for the Confederate government. Recounts the issues surrounding the South’s secession from the Union and discusses the personalities involved. Provides a brief history of Montgomery. 1994.

Grace Coolidge: The People’s Lady in Silent Cal’s White House
DB78201 7 hours 48 minutes
by Robert H. Ferrell
read by Jill Ferris
The author of The Presidency of Calvin Coolidge (DB 49654) pens a biography of the president’s wife Grace (1879–1957). Discusses her Vermont childhood, teaching career at the Clarke School for the Deaf, religious beliefs, marriage, and role as First Lady during the 1920s. 2008.

The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
DB77807 35 hours 0 minutes
by Doris Kearns Goodwin
read by Lou Harpenau
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian portrays the first decade of the Progressive era, when former president Teddy Roosevelt challenged incumbent William Howard Taft for the 1912 Republican presidential nomination and tore apart the party—leading to Democrat Woodrow Wilson’s victory. Examines the role of muckraking journalists in pushing government reforms. Bestseller. 2013.

Patrick Henry: First among Patriots
DB76179 8 hours 54 minutes
by Thomas S. Kidd
read by Karl Miller
Biography of Patrick Henry (1736–1799), who is best known for the 1775 “liberty or death” speech that he delivered at the onset of the American Revolution. Chronicles his Scottish background, political role in colonial Virginia, and his later denunciation of the U.S. Constitution. 2011.

George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution
DB77861 8 hours 5 minutes
by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
read by Bill Wallace
Relays the exploits of the New York-based Culper Spy Ring, five men and one woman whose activities enabled General George Washington to defeat the British during the Revolutionary War. Profiles the group’s leader, Quaker merchant Robert Townsend, and describes the unmasking of traitor Benedict Arnold. Bestseller. 2013.

Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
DB77782 14 hours 54 minutes
by Jill Lepore
read by Anne Hancock
Chronicles the life of Benjamin Franklin’s beloved youngest sister Jane (1712–1794), whom he taught to read. Highlights the differences in their lives due to cultural assumptions about the sexes and portrays their relationship through letters. Includes Jane’s journal of the twelve births and eleven deaths of her children. 2013.

Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
DB75864 26 hours 14 minutes
by Jon Meacham
read by Michael Scherer
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Lion (DB/RC 68010) pens a biography of the third U.S. president, focusing on Jefferson’s use of political power to advance his philosophical ideas of progress and individual freedom. Discusses Jefferson’s birthright and family, pre-Revolutionary life, diplomatic roles, and years in the White House. Bestseller. 2012.

Lions of the West: Heroes and Villains of the Westward Expansion
DB78052 18 hours 46 minutes
by Robert Morgan
read by Robert Sams
Profiles of ten men—Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, John “Johnny Appleseed” Chapman, David “Davy” Crockett, Sam Houston, James Polk, Winfield Scott, Kit Carson, Nicholas Trist, and John Quincy Adams—who led the nineteenth-century westward expansion that many believed was America’s destiny. 2011.

American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama
DB76065 11 hours 52 minutes
by Rachel L. Swarns
read by Kristin Allison
New York Times reporter presents research on First Lady Michelle Obama’s roots, beginning in 1850s Georgia with enslaved teenager Melvinia—Obama’s great-great-great-grandmother—and her owner, Henry Wells Shields. Traces the family tree through five generations to the White House. 2012.

John Quincy Adams
DB76340 9 hours 46 minutes
by Harlow Giles Unger
read by Johnny Heller
Historian and author of John Hancock (DB 62213) examines the personal and political life of sixth American president John Quincy Adams (1767–1848). Discusses Adams’s father—the second U.S. president—and the younger Adams’s career as a diplomat prior to his 1825 election to the highest office. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America’s Most Perilous Year
DB76078 17 hours 4 minutes
by David Von Drehle
read by Robertson Dean
The author of Triangle (DB/RC 57638) posits that 1862 was a pivotal year for the United States and for president Abraham Lincoln. Presents a month-by-month account of the political and military battles that threatened the country and discusses personal events—including the death of Lincoln’s son. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Terrible Swift Sword: The Life of General Philip H. Sheridan
DB76274 15 hours 30 minutes
by Joseph Wheelan
read by Scott Reynolds
Historian chronicles the life of Union general Philip Sheridan (1831–1888). Details Sheridan’s antebellum army service after attending West Point. Highlights his role in the development of the concept of total war, including the destruction of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley and the postwar massacre of the Plains Indians. 2012.

The Men Who United the States: America’s Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, and Mavericks and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible
DB77893 15 hours 36 minutes
by Simon Winchester
read by Peter Johnson
Account of the explorers, inventors, and engineers whose work helped unite America’s diverse regions and people. Discusses the Lewis and Clark expedition; construction of canals, the transcontinental railroad, and the interstate highway system; the development of the Internet; and more. 2013.

Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise; 1848–1877
DB78130 23 hours 29 minutes
by Brenda Wineapple
read by Mark Ashby
Cultural, political, military, and intellectual history of the years just before, during, and immediately after the Civil War. Discusses the debate over slavery, the women’s suffrage movement, Reconstruction, the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson, and notables of the day, including Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, and P.T. Barnum. Some violence. 2013.

War

Hesitation Kills: A Female Marine Officer’s Combat Experience in Iraq
DB76051 12 hours 43 minutes
by Jane Blair
read by Theresa Conkin
Memoir by female Marine second lieutenant who served in Iraq in 2003 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Blair discusses the combat she experienced and her role in a unit that provided reconnaissance and surveillance. Also describes dealing with sexism. Violence and strong language. 2011.

Armor and Blood: The Battle of Kursk, the Turning Point of World War II
DB78289 11 hours 1 minute
by Dennis E. Showalter
read by Michael Scherer
Military historian and author of Patton and Rommel (DB 60341) chronicles the July 1943 tank battle at Kursk in the Ukraine between the Red Army and the Wehrmacht. Discusses the evolution of the Russian and German armies and their leaders as World War II progressed. Violence. 2013.

Hunting Che: How a U.S. Special Forces Team Helped Capture the World’s Most Famous Revolutionary
DB78368 10 hours 37 minutes
by Mitch Weiss and Kevin Maurer
read by Gary Telles
The authors of No Easy Day (DB 75401), about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, detail the 1967 mission that captured revolutionary Che Guevara in Bolivia. They profile Green Beret major “Pappy” Shelton, who trained the native army in tactics to eradicate Cuban insurgents. Violence and strong language. 2013.

For Crew and Country: The Inspirational True Story of Bravery and Sacrifice aboard the USS Samuel B. Roberts
DB76855 9 hours 50 minutes
by John Wukovits
read by Robertson Dean
Recounts the actions of the crew aboard the destroyer escort USS Samuel B. Roberts when they unexpectedly encountered a Japanese armada off the Philippines on October 25, 1944. Though badly outnumbered, the men attacked before having to abandon ship. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

World History

The World until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?
DB76127 23 hours 56 minutes
by Jared Diamond
read by Kerry Dukin
Author of Guns, Germs, and Steel (DB 46548) examines the cultural practices of isolated groups such as the New Guinea Highlanders—including their ideas about religion, justice, child development, and the role of elders—and reflects on what lessons they hold for modern societies. Some violence. Bestseller. 2012.

The Real North Korea: Life and Politics in the Failed Stalinist Utopia
DB77931 11 hours 24 minutes
by Andrei Lankov
read by Ken Kliban
Russian-born historian at South Korea’s Koomkin University, who lived in North Korea as an exchange student, examines the history of communist North Korea from the 1940s to the twenty-first century. Highlights the predicaments of the country’s elite and argues that reforms cannot save its government. 2013.

The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill; Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965
DB75894 53 hours 27 minutes
by William Manchester and Paul Reid
read by Clive Chafer
Final volume of the Last Lion series chronicles British prime minister Winston Churchill’s battles against Nazi Germany and recruitment of the United States and the Soviet Union to join the war. Discusses the 1945 defeat of Churchill’s Conservative Party and his retirement in the 1950s. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World
DB75927 18 hours 59 minutes
by Walter Russell Mead
read by Bob Moore
Surveys the clash between English-speaking civilizations—namely the United Kingdom and the United States—and the rest of the world, since the late seventeenth century. Discusses the military, diplomatic, and economic strategies that led to world power and covers the religious beliefs that shaped Anglo-Saxon ideology. 2007.

The Discovery of Middle Earth: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts
DB77892 15 hours 51 minutes
by Graham Robb
read by George Holmes
Author of The Discovery of France (DB 66705) examines Celtic culture and its fascination with the positioning of roads and edifices in line with astronomical events. Investigates the Celtic concept of Mediolanum—Middle Earth—and the ways this influenced the development of ancient Europe. 2013.

My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel
DB77905 19 hours 33 minutes
by Ari Shavit
read by Bill Burton
Israeli journalist Shavit pens a cultural and political history of his country, including his own family’s story. Traces Israel’s founding by Zionists, the kibbutz movement, and the displacement of its Palestinian population. Highlights wars, internal revolts, and the threat from Iran and discusses Israel’s possible future. Violence. Bestseller. 2013.

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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.

Children’s Fiction

Adventure

Handbook for Dragon Slayers
DB77878 7 hours 23 minutes
by Merrie Haskell
read by Jill Fox
While visiting a neighboring noble to assist him with his tax records, reluctant Princess Matilda is kidnapped by her cousin in a plot to steal her lands. Matilda’s crush Parz and handmaiden Judith rescue her, and the trio go on the run—and learn dragon slaying. Schneider Family Award. For grades 5-8. 2013.

The Lego Movie: Junior Novel
DB78448 2 hours 24 minutes
by Kate Howard
read by Gregory Gorton
Emmet, an ordinary Lego minifigure, accidently finds a glowing red plastic piece, thought to be part of a prophecy to save creativity and defeat the evil lord Business. Adapted from the film. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2014.

The Abominables
DB77549 4 hours 25 minutes
by Eva Ibbotson
read by Abigail Maupin
A century ago in the Himalayas, a father yeti captured the young Lady Agatha Farlingham to raise his motherless children. Now tourism threatens the peaceful, civilized yetis. Lady Agatha enlists the help of human siblings Con and Ellen to take the yetis to Agatha’s English estate. For grades 4-7. 2013.

Lost in Babylon: Seven Wonders
DB78035 8 hours 26 minutes
by Peter Lerangis
read by Alec Volz
Jack, Marco, Aly, and Cass continue the quest they began in The Colossus Rises (DB 76155). They must find all seven Loculi of Atlantis. With no time to waste, they set off to find the second Loculus in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. For grades 5-8. 2013.

Storm
DB78436 13 hours 19 minutes
by D.J. MacHale
read by Guy Williams
Tucker and his surviving friends, from SYLO (DB 77104), escape the quarantine on Pemberwick Island only to find the mainland caught in the middle of a battle between the air force and the navy. The teens search for answers. Some violence. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2014.

The High Skies Adventures of Blue Jay the Pirate
DB76103 5 hours 14 minutes
by Scott Nash
read by Dan Miller
Blue Jay and his band of avian pirates sail the skies searching for ships laden with cargo, avoiding run-ins with dastardly crows, dodging doldrums and bad weather, and evading the long arm of the Colonial army. Some violence. For grades 3-6 and older readers. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

The House of Hades: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 4
DB77833 16 hours 9 minutes
by Rick Riordan
read by Jill Fox
As Percy and Annabeth fall endlessly toward Tartarus, Hazel and the crew of Argo II race to rescue them. They must find the House of Hades to open the Doors of Death—and then seal off the goddess Gaea’s forces in the Underworld. For grades 4-7. 2013.

The Captain’s Dog: My Journey with the Lewis and Clark Tribe
DB78174 5 hours 36 minutes
by Roland Smith
read by Robert Sams
1800s. Captain Meriwether Lewis’s Newfoundland dog Seaman accompanies his master on the Lewis and Clark Expedition and narrates his adventures exploring the uncharted wilderness of the American West. For grades 6-9. 1999.

Animals

No Dogs Allowed: Ready, Set, Dogs!
DB77662 1 hour 12 minutes
by Stephanie Calmenson and Joanna Cole
read by Abigail Maupin
Best friends and dog lovers Kate and Lucie live in apartments where pooches are prohibited. But a pair of unusual necklaces they find in a thrift store allow them to become four-legged tail-waggers whenever they wish. For grades 2-4 and older readers. 2013.

Family

Wonder Show
DB76023 6 hours 25 minutes
by Hannah Barnaby
read by Kate Kiley
1930s. Young Portia’s father leaves her in the care of an aunt—and never returns. When her aunt sends Portia to a home for wayward girls run by the creepy Mister, Portia runs away and joins a carnival, where she finds family at last. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2012.

Mockingbird
DB72623 4 hours 7 minutes
by Kathryn Erskine
read by Kate Kiley
Caitlin, a ten-year-old with Asperger syndrome, has difficulty grieving over the recent death of her brother Devon, who often explained things to her. After looking up “closure” in the dictionary, Caitlin tries to convince her father that finishing Devon’s Eagle Scout project will help them cope. For grades 4-7. National Book Award. 2010.

The Thing about Luck
DB78197 5 hours 0 minutes
by Cynthia Kadohata
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Just when twelve-year-old Summer thinks nothing else can go wrong in a year of bad luck, an emergency takes her parents to Japan during harvest season. Summer tries to care for her little brother and help her grandmother cook for farm workers. National Book Award. For grades 5-8. 2013.

Fourmile
DB78381 5 hours 13 minutes
by Watt Key
read by Kurt Elftmann
Twelve-year-old Foster knows that Dax, a man his mother has started dating, is bad news. When a mysterious soldier wanders through their Alabama farm, Foster and his mother warm to him, but tensions rise when Dax gets involved. Some violence and some strong language. For grades 5-8. 2012.

See You at Harry’s
DB78396 5 hours 28 minutes
by Jo Knowles
read by Mare Trevathan
Twelve-year-old Fern’s family is a handful: her dad’s restaurant advertising is embarrassing, her sister Sara is taking a year off before college, her gay brother Holden is bullied, and her mom’s attention is on little brother Charlie. When tragedy strikes, Fern struggles to find her place. For grades 6-9. 2012.

Daddy Lost His Job
DB78337 0 hours 10 minutes
by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos
read by Abigail Maupin
When siblings learn that their father has lost his job, they launch Operation Save to cut expenses and help their family. Offers tips on ways parents can include their kids in family decisions and discusses changes caused by unemployment. For grades K-3. 2012.

One Crazy Summer
DB71082 5 hours 27 minutes
by Rita Williams-Garcia
read by Miriam Wagner
Oakland, California; 1968. Eleven-year-old Delphine and her younger sisters Vonetta and Fern fly out from Brooklyn to spend the summer with their mother, the poet Cecile, who abandoned them years before. Cecile resents their arrival and sends them off to a nearby Black Panther summer camp. For grades 4-7. 2010.

Fantasy

The Peculiar
DB76164 7 hours 17 minutes
by Stefan Bachmann
read by Gregory Maupin
When faeries invaded England, humans fought back—and won. Now most faeries live desperate lives in the slums, and changelings—the offspring of humans and faeries—are even more despised. Changeling Bartholomew Kettle finds himself enmeshed in dangerous intrigue after a sinister faery starts stalking him. Some violence. For grades 6-9. 2012.

Dragon Castle
DB76093 7 hours 9 minutes
by Joseph Bruchac
read by Mark Ashby
When the foolish king and queen vanish, young prince Rashko must save them—and the kingdom. Aided by wise old Georgi, Rashko channels the power of his ancestor Pavol the Great, harnesses a magical dragon, and prepares to face the evil Baron Temny. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2011.

The Vengekeep Prophecies
DB78231 7 hours 13 minutes
by Brian Farrey
read by Gregory Gorton
The Grimjinx clan produces legendary thieves, who never get caught. But when twelve-year-old Jaxter Grimjinx botches his first solo burglary and gets the family locked up, everyone is surprised to learn that a prophecy foretells that the Grimjinx will save the town of Vengekeep from disaster. For grades 4-7. 2012.

The Treachery of Beautiful Things
DB75995 11 hours 10 minutes
by Ruth Frances Long
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
Seven years after the forest swallowed her brother Tom whole, seventeen-year-old Jenny—whose story about Tom’s disappearance was disbelieved—prepares to leave home. When she visits the spot where Tom vanished to say goodbye, Jenny is pulled into a mysterious world of fairies and other creatures. Some violence. For grades 6-9. 2012.

The False Prince
DB78371 8 hours 16 minutes
by Jennifer A. Nielsen
read by Charlie McWade
To unify the discontented kingdom of Carthya, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a plan to find an impersonator for the king’s long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role of Prince Jaron. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2012.

Darke: Septimus Heap, Book 6
DB76366 12 hours 14 minutes
by Angie Sage
read by Kristin Allison
As the palace festivities begin for Septimus’s and Jenna’s fourteenth birthdays, Jenna worries about Septimus’s impending involvement with Darke Week, a time when his apprenticeship becomes ExtraOrdinary. Meanwhile, Septimus plans to go into the Darke Halls to retrieve Alther, who was accidentally banished by Marcia. For grades 4-7. 2011.

Friendship

The Heartbreak Messenger
DB78281 5 hours 16 minutes
by Alexander Vance
read by Kurt Elftmann
When seventh-grader Quentin agrees to help his best friend Rob’s older brother break up with his girlfriend for twenty bucks, he realizes this could be a lucrative business. But when asked to provide his services to a friend, things get personal. For grades 5-8. 2013.

Growing Up

Octavia Boone’s Big Questions about Life, the Universe, and Everything
DB72800 3 hours 37 minutes
by Rebecca Rupp
read by Miriam Wagner
Seventh-grader Octavia puzzles over life’s biggest questions as her mother commits to a conservative Christian group and her father remains anchored in Henry David Thoreau’s philosophy. When her parents go in separate directions, Octavia is pulled between them. For grades 5-8. 2010.

Paperboy
DB78178 4 hours 41 minutes
by Vince Vawter
read by Gregory Gorton
Memphis, 1959. When eleven-year-old Victor takes over his friend Rat’s newspaper route for the month of July, the eye-opening experience forces him to communicate with his clients and work on his stutter. Victor ends up with one memorable month. Some violence and some strong language. For grades 5-8. 2013.

Historical Fiction

Sylvia and Aki
DB78208 2 hours 57 minutes
by Winifred Conkling
read by Erin Jones
At the start of World War II, Japanese American Aki and her family are sent to an internment camp in Poston, Arizona. Meanwhile, Mexican American Sylvia’s family leases its Westminster, California, asparagus farm and fights to stop school segregation. For grades 3-6. 2011.

The Mighty Miss Malone
DB78108 7 hours 17 minutes
by Christopher Paul Curtis
read by Erin Jones
With the love and determination befitting the “world’s greatest family,” twelve-year-old Deza Malone, her older brother Jimmie, and their parents endure tough times in Gary, Indiana, and later in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression. For grades 5-8. 2012.

Mystery

Strike Three, You’re Dead
DB76453 5 hours 31 minutes
by Josh Berk
read by Guy Williams
Baseball lover Leonard enters a contest with the help of his two best friends, Mike and Mike, and wins the chance to announce one inning of a Phillies game. When a pitcher’s untimely death spoils Leonard’s big day, the three boys investigate. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2013.

In Harm’s Way: Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School, Book 4
DB78320 3 hours 57 minutes
by Andrew Clements
read by Andy Pyle
Just when Ben, Jill, and Robert believe the discovery of an Underground Railroad station will save their school from destruction, they realize that they need a new plan. But their nemesis, janitor Lyman, has hired an assistant who makes covert action difficult. For grades 3-6. 2013.

Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking: A Fourteen-Day Mystery
DB78214 6 hours 9 minutes
by Erin Dionne
read by Abigail Maupin
Thirteen-year-old Moxie is threatened by a redheaded stranger looking for Moxie’s grandfather “Grumps” and artwork stolen for the gangster Sully Cupcakes. Grumps has Alzheimer’s and has long retired from crime, but Moxie and her friend Ollie end up in the middle of Boston’s biggest unsolved mystery. For grades 6-9. 2013.

The Secret of the Sealed Room: A Mystery of Young Benjamin Franklin
DB72795 4 hours 41 minutes
by Bailey MacDonald
read by Graci Ragsdale-Miller
Boston, 1721. Fourteen-year-old Patience Martin, an indentured servant, faces a dilemma when her mistress suddenly dies. Rather than be sold to a stranger, Patience runs away and turns to young Ben Franklin for help when she is accused of murdering her mistress and stealing her money. For grades 4-7. 2010.

Girl’s Best Friend: A Maggie Brooklyn Mystery
DB72802 6 hours 12 minutes
by Leslie Margolis
read by Miriam Wagner
Brooklyn, New York. One of the dogs seventh-grader Maggie walks after school is named Milo—and so is the guy Maggie has a crush on. When her ex-best friend Ivy’s dog Kermit is stolen, Maggie wants to find him. But is the boy Milo somehow involved? For grades 4-7. 2010.

Three Times Lucky
DB78030 7 hours 20 minutes
by Sheila Turnage
read by Erin Jones
Moses “Mo” LoBeau washed ashore as a baby in tiny Tupelo Landing, North Carolina. Now eleven, she and her best friend Dale turn detective when out-of-town lawman Joe Starr starts questioning Mo’s guardian, the Colonel, about a murder. For grades 4-7. 2012.

Scary Stories

Zombie Baseball Beatdown
DB78066 6 hours 22 minutes
by Paolo Bacigalupi
read by Andy Pyle
While practicing for their next baseball game, friends Rabi, Miguel, and Joe discover that the nefarious activities of the local meatpacking plant have turned badly treated cows into zombies. Some violence. For grades 5-8. 2013.

The Ghost of Graylock
DB78382 8 hours 8 minutes
by Dan Poblocki
read by Gary Telles
While staying with their aunts, twelve-year-old Neil Cady and his older sister Bree meet new friends Wesley and Eric. The four set out to explore Graylock Hall, an abandoned psychiatric hospital supposedly haunted by the murderous ghost of nurse Janet. For grades 5-8. 2012.

School

Clementine and the Spring Trip
DB76259 1 hour 51 minutes
by Sara Pennypacker
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Third-grader Clementine’s school field trip to Plimoth Plantation leads to all kinds of discoveries, from fourth-grade eating rules to the source of the stink on the bus. Sequel to Clementine and the Family Meeting (DB 74270). For grades 2-4. 2013.

Westerns

P.K. Pinkerton and the Pistol-Packing Widows
DB78362 7 hours 24 minutes
by Caroline Lawrence
read by Laura Giannarelli
1862 Nevada. Twelve-year-old P.K. Pinkerton’s detective agency is thriving and he takes on a partner, Ping. Then Opal Blossom abducts P.K. and hires him to track her ex-fiancé—and P.K.’s mentor—Poker Face Jace. P.K. discovers that Poker Face may be in danger. Some violence. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2014.

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Children’s Nonfiction

Animals

Pets Plus: Birds, Dogs, Gerbils and Hamsters, Horses, Lizards and Snakes, Rabbits, Rats and Mice
DB76239 3 hours 59 minutes
by Sally Morgan
read by Mark Ashby
Collection of seven books about pets. Each book describes the behaviors of the animal and discusses whether it would be the right pet for you and your family. Includes tips on caring for your pet, a quiz, and a checklist. For grades 2-4 and older readers. 2013.

Biography

The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdös
DB78173 0 hours 48 minutes
by Deborah Heiligman
read by Margaret Strom
Biography of Hungarian mathematician Paul Erdös (1913–1996), who loved numbers—especially prime numbers—but didn’t like school or following rules. Describes Erdös’s practice of staying with friends all over the world who took care of him so he could concentrate on just math. For grades 3-6. 2013.

Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table
DB78380 0 hours 23 minutes
by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
read by Ken Jackson
Biography of Will Allen, a former professional basketball player who became an urban farmer. Recounts Allen’s purchase of an abandoned lot in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, that he turned into a thriving farm and the lessons he learned and spread worldwide. Includes resources for future farmers. For grades 3-6. 2013.

Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell
DB78311 0 hours 13 minutes
by Tanya Lee Stone
read by Abigail Maupin
Short biography of the first female American doctor, Elizabeth Blackwell (1821–1910). Explains society’s limitations on women’s occupations during the 1800s. Describes Elizabeth’s determination to break down those barriers—even after receiving twenty-eight rejection letters from medical schools. For grades K-3. 2013.

Through My Eyes: A Quarterback’s Journey
DB76243 4 hours 20 minutes
by Tim Tebow
read by Graham Halstead
Autobiography of former University of Florida quarterback who won the Heisman Trophy as a sophomore in 2007. Highlights his Christian upbringing and homeschooling experience, efforts to deal with dyslexia, record-setting college career, and first pro season with Denver in 2010. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2011.

History

Haunted Histories: Creepy Castles, Dark Dungeons, and Powerful Palaces
DB78361 1 hour 40 minutes
by J.H. Everett and Marilyn Scott-Waters
read by Kurt Elftmann
Young “ghostorian” Virgil Dante guides readers through ancient castles, torture chambers, and dungeons. Highlights infamous figures associated with each haunted place or gruesome event. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2012.

Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance during the Holocaust
DB76574 4 hours 38 minutes
by Doreen Rappaport
read by various narrators
Personal accounts from members of the Jewish resistance throughout Nazi-occupied Europe. Details the actions of individuals like Georges Loinger, who smuggled Jewish children out of occupied France, and Youra Livchitz, who ambushed a train bound for a death camp. Violence. For grades 6-9 and older readers. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

The Port Chicago Fifty: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights
DB78386 4 hours 6 minutes
by Steve Sheinkin
read by Jeff Allin
Recounts the July 17, 1944, explosion on the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California, that killed more than three hundred sailors. Discusses the response of survivors who refused to return to the dangerous work—an act the Navy considered a mutiny. For grades 6-9. 2014.

Pharaoh’s Boat
DB72794 0 hours 30 minutes
by David Weitzman
read by Gary Roan
Discusses the 1954 discovery of wooden ships buried beside Cheop’s pyramid in Giza, Egypt, 4,600 years earlier. Explains ancient Egyptian burial beliefs and details the construction skills and techniques they used to build funerary boats. Covers modern archaeologists’ reconstruction methods. For grades 3-6. 2009.

Poetry

What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms, and Blessings
DB78323 0 hours 36 minutes
by Joyce Sidman
read by Erin Jones
Collection of poetry in the form of chants, charms, spells, invocations, laments, remembrances, praise songs, and blessings. “Come, Happiness” beckons a cheerful state of mind to enrich your life. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2013.

Science

Stronger Than Steel: Spider Silk DNA and the Quest for Better Bulletproof Vests, Sutures, and Parachute Rope
DB76275 2 hours 38 minutes
by Bridget Heos
read by Kerry Dukin
Details scientist Randy Lewis’s study of the golden orb weaver spider’s silk and its possible uses. Discusses his research with transgenic goats—which he injected with spider genes—and provides a basic introduction to DNA and gene theory. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2013.

Why? Answers to Everyday Scientific Questions
DB78232 4 hours 17 minutes
by Joel Levy
read by Margaret Strom
Science writer gives nontechnical answers to fifty-four questions about nature and the earth, the human body and mind, and physics and space. Why did the dinosaurs die off? Why do we dream? Why is there no life on Mars? For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2012.

Pandemic Survival: It’s Why You’re Alive
DB77637 4 hours 29 minutes
by Ann Love and Jane Drake
read by Gregory Gorton
Explores contagious diseases from ancient plagues to modern pandemics such as SARS, and suggests ways to reduce the spread of bacteria and viruses. Discusses historical treatments and modern antibiotics used to fight infections. Includes a glossary of medical terms. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2013.

Sports and Recreation

Hammerin’ Hank Greenberg: Baseball Pioneer
DB74437 2 hours 45 minutes
by Shelley Sommer
read by Erik Synnestvedt
Biography of Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Greenberg (1911–1986), who played for the Detroit Tigers in the 1930s and 1940s. Discusses early twentieth-century immigrant life in New York City, where Greenberg grew up, and the widespread prejudice the Jewish athlete endured. For grades 4-7. 2011.

You and Your Body

Do You Wonder Why? How to Answer Life’s Tough Questions
DB76236 1 hour 1 minute
by David Pouilloux
read by Patrick Downer
Advice for teens on growing up and discovering the real you. Topics include body image, school, relationships, friends, and more. Concentrates on the themes of staying true to oneself, building confidence, and trying new things. Translated from French by Willard Wood. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2006.

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Foreign Language

Español

Así Es Como la Pierdes (This Is How You Lose Her)
DB77000 6 hours 43 minutes
por Junot Díaz
read by Harry Froget
Nueve cuentos del ganador del Premio Pulitzer que tratan del amor en sus diversas formas. Todos menos uno de los cuentos se centran en Yunior, un profesor y escritor, en diferentes etapas de su vida. En “Nilda” Yunior recuerda a la novia de su hermano. Lenguaje injurioso y descripciones de índole sexual. (Nine short stories by the Pulitzer Prize winner that deal with love in its varied forms. All but one focus on Yunior, a professor and writer, at different stages of his life. In “Nilda” Yunior reminisces about his brother’s girlfriend. Strong language and some descriptions of sex.) 2013.

Nadar Desnudas (Swim Naked)
DB76997 7 hours 24 minutes
por Carla Guelfenbein
read by María Pino
Chile, a principios de los años 1970. Sophie y Morgana tenían un vínculo de amistadespecial—hasta que Diego, el padre de Sophie, y Morgana entraron en una relación romántica. Treinta años después, Sophie trata de hacer sentido del pasado que cambió su familia para siempre. Algunas descripciones de índole sexual y de lenguaje injurioso.
(Chile, early 1970s. Sophie and Morgana share a special bond of friendship—until Sophie’s father Diego enters into a romantic relationship with Morgana. Thirty years later, Sophie tries to make sense of a past that changed her family forever. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex.) 2012.

Y las Montañas Hablaron (And the Mountains Echoed)
DB77955 13 hours 54 minutes
por Khaled Hosseini
read by Luis de La Lombana
Afganistán, 1952. Un niño de diez años llamado Abdullah cuida y protege a Pari, su hermana pequeña. Cuando su padre se vuelve a casar, el mundo que rodeaba la familia cambia, pero Pari sigue siendo el foco de Abdullah—incluso después de que ella es adoptada por otra familia.
(Afghanistan, 1952. Ten-year-old Abdullah cares for and protects his three-year-old sister Pari. Their father remarries and the world around them changes, but Pari remains Abdullah’s focus—even after she is given up for adoption to another family. ) 2013.

Cincuenta Sombras de Grey (Fifty Shades of Grey)
DB74993 20 hours 46 minutes
por E.L. James
read by Gabriela Garcia
Anastasia Steele se encuentra irresistiblemente atraída a Christian Grey, un empresario rico y joven que ella está asignada a entrevistar. A medida que se acerca a él, los apetitos sexuales de Grey la obligan a enfrentar sus propios deseos ocultos. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones explícitas de índole sexual.
(Anastasia Steele finds herself irresistibly drawn to Christian Grey, a young, wealthy entrepreneur whom she is sent to interview. As she gets closer to him, Grey’s sexual appetites force Anastasia to confront her own concealed desires. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. ) 2012.

Rita Moreno: Memorias (Rita Moreno: A Memoir)
DB77954 10 hours 7 minutes
por Rita Moreno
read by María Pino
A los ochenta y dos años de edad, la actriz hispana recipiente de los premios Oscar, Tony, Emmy, y Grammy reflexiona sobre su vida. Describe trasladarse a Nueva York con su madre puertorriqueña y el comienzo de su carrera. Moreno analiza sus dos grandes amores—Marlon Brando y su marido—y la maternidad. Traducido del inglés. Lenguaje injurioso y algunas descripciones de índole sexual.
(Eighty-two-year-old 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. Discusses her two great loves—Marlon Brando and her husband—and parenthood. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex.) 2013.

A Ti Te Canto: Una Carta a Mis Hijas (Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters)
DB76951 0 hours 22 minutes
por Barack Obama
read by Tony Chiroldes
El Presidente Obama elogia a trece ciudadanos estadounidenses—incluyendo a Helen Keller, Martin Luther King Jr., y César Chávez—cuyas contribuciones formaron a nuestro país. Expresa la esperanza de que estos héroes inspiren a sus hijas y a todos los niños a desarrollar sus propios talentos y construir nuestra nación. Para grados K-3 y lectores mayores.
(President Obama praises thirteen Americans—including Helen Keller, Martin Luther King Jr., and Cesar Chavez—whose contributions shaped our country. Expresses hope that these heroes will inspire his daughters and all children to develop their own unique talents and build up our nation. For grades K-3 and older readers.) 2011.

El Mañana: Memorias de un Éxodo Cubano (Finding Mañana: A Memoir of a Cuban Exodus)
DB74989 11 hours 13 minutes
por Mirta Ojito
read by María Pino
Una periodista premiada describe la huida de su familia de Cuba durante el éxodo del Mariel en 1980 cuando tenía dieciséis años. Rememora la vida bajo un régimen comunista y su integración en la cultura americana. Relaciona las historias de otros refugiados y de personas que les ayudaron a salir de la isla. Traducido del inglés
(Award-winning reporter recounts her family’s flight from Cuba during the 1980 Mariel boatlift when she was sixteen years old. Describes life under a Communist regime and her subsequent integration into American culture. Relates accounts of other refugees and those who helped them leave the island.) 2006.

Sirena Selena Vestida de Pena (Sirena Selena)
DB76992 8 hours 45 minutes
por Mayra Santos-Febres
read by Miriam Miranda
San Juan. Bajo la tutela de una propietaria de un cabaret, un adolescente puertorriqueño adicto a las drogas llamado Leocadio se transforma en la diva travesti Sirena Selena. Algunas descripicones de índole sexual y de lenguaje injurioso.
(San Juan. Under the tutelage of a nightclub owner, a drug-addicted Puerto Rican teen named Leocadio is transformed into the transvestite star Sirena Selena. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex.) 2000.

Latino Americanos: El Legado de Quinientos Años Que Dio Forma a Una Nación (Latino Americans: The Five-Hundred-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation)
DB77952 11 hours 47 minutes
por Ray Suarez
read by María Pino
Este libro que acompaña a la serie documental de PBS recorre la historia, la cultura, y el legado de los latino americanos en los Estados Unidos. Explora la influencia de la minoría más grande—con más de cincuenta millones de personas—en el tejido económico y social de nuestro país.
(This companion book to the PBS series traces the history, culture, and legacy of Latino Americans in the United States. Explores the influence of the largest minority group—more than fifty million individuals—on the economic and social fabric of our country.) 2013.

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Audio Magazines

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

American History (6 issues)

Analog Science Fiction and Fact (10 issues)

Asimov’s Science Fiction (10 issues)

The Atlantic (10 issues)

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

Bon Appétit (monthly)

Consumer Reports (monthly)

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

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

Diabetes Forecast (monthly)

Discover (10 issues)

Ebony (11 issues)

The Economist (51 issues)

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (10 issues)

Foreign Affairs (6 issues)

France-Amérique (French; 11 issues)

Good Housekeeping (12 issues)

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

Horticulture (6 issues)

Magazine of the Month (monthly)

Money (11 issues)

The Musical Mainstream (quarterly)

The Nation (42 issues)

National Geographic (monthly)

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

National Review (24 issues)

The New York Times Book Review (weekly)

Odyssey (9 issues)

Outdoor Life (10 issues)

People (51 issues)

People en Español (Spanish; 11 issues)

Piano Technicians Journal (monthly)

QST (monthly)

Quarterly Music Magazine (quarterly)

Sound & Vision (10 issues)

Spider (for children; 9 issues)

Sports Illustrated (50 issues)

Sports Illustrated Kids (11 issues)

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

Travel & Leisure (monthly)

True West (10 issues)

Vanidades (Spanish; 11 issues)

The Week (48 issues)

Wired (monthly)

The Writer (12 issues)

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