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Talking Book Topics January-February 2015

Volume 81, Number 1

About Talking Book Topics

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

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

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Library of Congress, Washington 2015
Catalog Card Number 60-46157
ISSN 0039-9183

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Contents

Books for Adults

Adult Fiction
Adult Nonfiction

Books for Children

Children’s Fiction
Children’s Nonfiction

Foreign Language

Audio Magazines

In Brief

2015 Collection Development Advisory Group seeks suggestions

The members of the Collection Development Advisory Group appreciate input from fellow patrons and librarians concerning the NLS program. Ideas and suggestions from readers are key components in the success of the program and are thoroughly discussed in the committee’s deliberations. Please continue to submit your suggestions to committee members or your cooperating braille or talking-book library. A full list of members is provided below.

Consumer Organization Representatives:
American Council of the Blind (ACB)
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Midlands:
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Midlands:
Laura Williams
Indiana Talking Book & Braille Library
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Indianapolis, IN 46204
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Northern:
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West Virginia Library Commission–Special Libraries
Blind and Physically Handicapped Services Cultural Center
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PO Box 537
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Children’s/Young Adult:
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Newsstand

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IRS services for people with disabilities

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Books for Adults

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

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

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

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

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Adult Fiction


Adventure

Ghost Ship: A Novel from the NUMA Files
DB79316 12 hours 52 minutes
by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown
read by Jim Zeiger
Injured while attempting to rescue people from a sinking yacht, Kurt Austin awakens unsure of whether he saw his old friend and her children drown. Austin investigates, delving into a world of state-sponsored cybercrime, vanishing scientists, suspicious accidents, and a web of human trafficking. Some violence. Bestseller. 2014.

More Than This
DB79382 10 hours 40 minutes
by Patrick Ness
read by David Hartley-Margolin
A boy named Seth loses his life as the pounding sea claims him. But then he wakes up in a strange place. Seth begins a search for answers, hoping that he is not alone, trapped in a crumbling, abandoned world. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Touch and Go
DB78931 11 hours 26 minutes
by Thad Nodine
read by Joe Wilson
2005. Ex-addict Kevin has just lost his part-time job and decides to travel with the family he lives with from California to Florida. He uses his blindness to help connect with the family’s foster children as they all work through issues. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2011.

Classics

Brideshead Revisited
DB78564 11 hours 35 minutes
by Evelyn Waugh
read by Jeremy Irons
Modern classic relates the fortunes of an aristocratic English Catholic family between the two world wars, as they explore questions of faith, tradition, and values in a changing society. Narrated by Jeremy Irons. Commercial audiobook. 1944.

Family

Cavendon Hall
DB78897 12 hours 8 minutes
by Barbara Taylor Bradford
read by Colleen Delany
For centuries, the aristocratic Inghams and the Swanns who serve them have lived side by side, against the backdrop of an imposing Yorkshire manor. But now, with World War I looming, these two families will find themselves tested in ways they had never thought possible. Descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Snow Queen
DB79320 6 hours 23 minutes
by Michael Cunningham
read by Mare Trevathan
While walking in Central Park, Barrett Meeks feels the need to look to the sky and sees a vision. Searching for meaning in the vision, he discovers a call to religion. Barrett’s brother Tyler struggles to write a love song for his soon-to-be-wife Beth. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2014.

The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion
DB77825 8 hours 28 minutes
by Fannie Flagg
read by Mare Trevathan
2005. Sookie Poole is recovering from marrying off the last of her three daughters when she is entrusted with a registered letter for her formidable mother, Lenore. The letter reveals secrets from Lenore’s past during World War II that change Sookie’s perception of her mother—and herself. Bestseller. 2013.

Bodies of Water
DB77795 13 hours 20 minutesʼ
by T. Greenwood
read by
Massachusetts, 1960. Ted and Eva Wilson and their children move across the street from bored housewife Billie Valentine. Soon, Billie and Eva develop an intimate relationship, and a destructive affair begins. Fifty years later, Eva’s son Johnny contacts Billie, seeking answers. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Don’t Want to Miss a Thing
DB77779 11 hours 17 minutes
by Jill Mansell
read by Kristin Allison
Carefree, wealthy London bachelor Dexter Yates goes into a tailspin after his sister dies and leaves her baby girl Delphi in his care. Dexter moves to his Cotswold holiday house and seeks help from the locals—including next-door neighbor Molly—in parenting his beloved niece. Some strong language. 2013.

The Midnight Rose
DB79007 17 hours 13 minutes
by Lucinda Riley
read by Gabriella Cavallero
For her hundredth-year celebration, Anahita Chavan reflects on her lifelong friendship with the maharajah’s daughter Princess Indira. Meanwhile, her great-grandson Ari Malik delves into Anahita’s past in England and involves a young American film star, Rebecca Bradley. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Family Life
DB79042 5 hours 59 minutes
by Akhil Sharma
read by Jon Huffman
Forty-year-old Ajay reflects on his life—from playing cricket on the dusty streets of Delhi with his older brother Birju, to emigrating to America in 1979 when his father sent for them, and growing up in Queens until an accident changed all of their lives. 2014.

Casebook
DB78761 13 hours 16 minutes
by Mona Simpson
read by Andy Pyle
Hoping to eavesdrop on their mothers, nine-year-olds Miles and Hector rig up a phone extension. As time passes and Miles’s parents divorce, the boys become suspicious of Miles’s mother’s new boyfriend and expand their sleuthing. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Fantasy

Broken Homes
DB78713 11 hours 23 minutes
by Ben Aaronovitch
read by Erik Sandvold
A simple car accident brings a potential serial killer to the attention of police constable and apprentice wizard Peter Grant, from Whispers under Ground
(DB 78473)
. As he and his mentor Nightingale investigate, their search takes them to an unusual housing project. Strong language and some violence. 2013.

The Bloodhound Files Series: Books 4, 5, and 6
DB78170 33 hours 29 minutes
by DD Barant
read by Madelyn Buzzard
The final three books in the series featuring FBI profiler Jace. A werewolf bites Jace in Better Off Undead. In Back from the Undead she must uncover a child-trafficking ring. And in the series finale, Undead to the World, Jace faces a ghost who likes to possess people. Strong language and some violence. 2012.

The Midnight Witch
DB78905 18 hours 13 minutes
by Paula Brackston
read by Terry Donnelly
After the death of her father, the Duke of Radnor, Lady Lilith Montgomery inherits the role of Head Witch of the Lazarus Coven—where secrecy rules. When she meets artist Bram Cardale, she must decide between her love for him and her destined duty. Violence and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

City of Heavenly Fire: The Mortal Instruments, Book 6
DB79004 20 hours 22 minutes
by Cassandra Clare
read by Kristin Allison
Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their fellow Shadowhunters journey to the demon realms in hopes of beating their evil adversary—Clary’s brother Sebastian. Descriptions of sex, some strong language, and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

The Ring and the Crown
DB78876 10 hours 26 minutes
by Melissa de la Cruz
read by Terry Donnelly
Once inseparable childhood friends, Princess Marie-Victoria and bastard mage Aelwyn Myrddyn form a perilous plan that allows for Marie to live a life of love. But it comes with a price. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

The King’s Buccaneer
DB78721 22 hours 11 minutes
by Raymond E. Feist
read by John Polk
Seventeen-year-old Nicholas, younger brother of twins Borric and Erland from Prince of the Blood (DB 77872), is sent by his father Prince Arutha of Krondor to Crydee to gain some experience. Once there, Nicholas must deal with siege and murder. Violence. 1992.

Midkemia: The Chronicles of Pug
DB77813 5 hours 46 minutes
by Raymond E. Feist and Stephen Abrams
read by Michael Scherer
In a series of journal entries, Pug of Crydee reflects on his life as a magician in the land of Midkemia. Notes from his son Magnus supplement Pug’s descriptions of the adventures he had during the Chaoswar Saga. 2013.

The Oversight
DB78562 14 hours 51 minutes
by Charlie Fletcher
read by Simon Prebble
The Oversight, an organization that guards the mundane world from the magical, used to have hundreds of members. Now it has five. Sara Falk, the leader of the last enclave, must decide if she can trust Lucy Harker, who appears to be a potential new recruit. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Goblin Wars Trilogy
DB77312 25 hours 48 minutes
by Kersten Hamilton
read by Erin Jones
Includes Tyger Tyger, In the Forests of the Night, and When the Stars Threw down Their Spears. Teagan believes she has the perfect life, until Finn Mac Cumhaill arrives. He has been haunting her friend Abby’s dreams—and tells tales of goblins. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2010.

A Study in Ashes
DB78658 26 hours 53 minutes
by Emma Jane Holloway
read by Angele Masters
After A Study in Darkness (DB 78657), Evelina Cooper is enrolled in the Ladies’ College of London and forbidden contact with her uncle, Sherlock Holmes. She struggles to keep her magic from overtaking her—but the sorcerer who could help her control it is dead. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

A Study in Darkness
DB78657 20 hours 26 minutes
by Emma Jane Holloway
read by Angele Masters
Evelina Cooper, from A Study in Silks (DB 78656), falls deeper into her uncle Sherlock Holmes’s world after a bomb goes off at his home. An indiscretion at a house party leaves her open to blackmail by the Gold King, who wants her to be his spy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

A Study in Silks
DB78656 21 hours 40 minutes
by Emma Jane Holloway
read by Angele Masters
Evelina Cooper, secret practitioner of magic and the niece of Sherlock Holmes, is staying with her best friend Imogen’s family in London when she discovers the dead body of a servant. Evelina must solve the servant’s murder as conspiracy looms around her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Oblivion: The Gatekeepers, Book 5
DB79008 24 hours 16 minutes
by Anthony Horowitz
read by Erik Sandvold
The gatekeepers have finally found one another. And only the five of them can fight the evil force that is on the rise, threatening the destruction of the world. Sequel to Necropolis (DB 69648). Some violence. For junior and senior high readers. 2013.

Devil Said Bang: A Sandman Slim Novel
DB78805 10 hours 38 minutes
by Richard Kadrey
read by Gregory Maupin
After the events of Aloha from Hell (DB 78685), James Stark is trying to balance his new duties in Hell with trying to once again escape to Los Angeles. But returning to LA also means dealing with a serial killer ghost and other threats. Violence and strong language. 2012.

Kill City Blues: A Sandman Slim Novel
DB78939 9 hours 39 minutes
by Richard Kadrey
read by Gregory Maupin
James Stark, a.k.a. Sandman Slim, is back on Earth and is hunting down the Qomrama—a weapon created by elder gods to kill other gods. If he doesn’t succeed in finding it, the end of the world may begin. Violence and strong language. 2013.

The Darkest Road: The Fionavar Tapestry, Book 3
DB78806 20 hours 11 minutes
by Guy Gavriel Kay
read by J. Michael McCullough
Kim, Dave, Paul, Kevin, and Jennifer, from The Wandering Fire (DB 78689), continue the fight to save both Fionavar and Earth. As the High King of Brennin marches to battle with Rakoth Maugrim, Jennifer’s son Darien travels to confront his father. Some violence. 1986.

Ghost Train to New Orleans
DB78249 9 hours 14 minutes
by Mur Lafferty
read by Mur Lafferty
Travel writer Zoe, from The Shambling Guide to New York City (DB 77215), journeys to New Orleans to research the next guide for Underground Publications. While there, she discovers powers of her own that she must hide from both monsters and humans. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Shambling Guide to New York City
DB77215 9 hours 24 minutes
by Mur Lafferty
read by Mur Lafferty
Zoe’s only problem with acquiring a new job writing travel guides to New York City is her humanity. To secure her position she must navigate the world of monsters, including a vampire boss and a coworker who doubles as a death goddess. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Crimson Campaign: The Powder Mage Trilogy, Book 2
DB78184 20 hours 5 minutes
by Brian McClellan
read by Christian Rodska
After overthrowing the government in Promise of Blood (DB 77174), Field Marshal Tamas defends the country against an invasion from neighboring Kez and an angry god seeking revenge. Meanwhile, at home in Adro, Inspector Adamat searches for answers from a secretive nobleman. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Promise of Blood: The Powder Mage Trilogy, Book 1
DB77174 19 hours 3 minutes
by Brian McClellan
read by Christian Rodska
Field Marshal Tamas, who can control bullets with his mind, has overthrown the king and sparked war with the Nine Nations. He is relying on his estranged son Taniel—also a powder mage—and police inspector Adamat to help keep order. But the gods are walking the land. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Half-Off Ragnarok: An InCryptid Novel
DB78645 13 hours 13 minutes
by Seanan McGuire
read by Andy Pyle
Columbus, Ohio. Alex Price, brother to Verity from Midnight Blue-Light Special (DB 76402), is in rural America practicing his family’s business of tracking supernatural creatures. His current project is undercover, but he falls for animal trainer Shelby Tanner. Then their lives are threatened. Violence and strong language. 2014.

Mystic and Horizon
DB77775 19 hours 20 minutes
by Alyson Noël
read by
Last two books in the series. In Mystic Daire has embraced her powers, but struggles with the responsibilities they bring. Meanwhile, Dace is missing and Daire must protect him from a deadly threat. In Horizon Daire leads a final fight against her enemies. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Raising Steam: A Discworld Novel
DB78642 13 hours 20 minutes
by Terry Pratchett
read by Gary Tipton
Dick Simnel creates a powerful steam-powered machine he calls the Iron Girder and brings it to Ankh-Morpork. When Lord Vetinari decides someone else should be in control of the Iron Girder, he appoints Moist von Lipwig, from Going Postal (DB 59826) and Making Money (DB 65596). Bestseller. 2013.

Blood and Iron: The Book of the Black Earth, Book 1
DB78762 15 hours 50 minutes
by Jon Sprunk
read by Ray Foushee
Master carpenter Horace Delrosa attempts to flee his old life by joining the crew of a ship headed off to war. When the ship is destroyed in a storm, Horace is washed ashore at the feet of his enemies—who discover his latent magical abilities. Violence and strong language. 2014.

Days of Blood and Starlight
DB78549 15 hours 22 minutes
by Laini Taylor
read by Khristine Hvam
Karou finally knows who—and what—she is. But Karou also finds herself at war with the boy she loves. Sequel to Daughter of Smoke and Bone (DB 75760). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2012.

The Fairest of Them All
DB77465 7 hours 40 minutes
by Carolyn Turgeon
read by Abigail Maupin
Seventeen-year-old Rapunzel meets Prince Josef, who charms her into sleeping with him. He then tells her of his engagement to someone else. Years later, after his wife dies, Josef meets Rapunzel once again. She becomes stepmother to his daughter—Snow White. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

General

Every Day Is for the Thief
DB78983 3 hours 55 minutes
by Teju Cole
read by George Holmes
A man returns home to Lagos, Nigeria, fifteen years after moving to New York. He reconnects with family, friends, and a former girlfriend. He is amazed at both how much and how little things have changed in the land of his childhood. 2007.

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour
DB78771 9 hours 50 minutes
by Joshua Ferris
read by Campbell Scott
Successful Manhattan dentist Paul O’Rourke finds himself impersonated in social media accounts established inexplicably in his name. The impostor gradually forces Paul to confront his past and ultimately to question his own identity. By the author of Then We Came to the End (DB 65387). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Tempting Fate
DB79096 9 hours 30 minutes
by Jane Green
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Married forty-three-year-old Gabby is shocked by her friends’ flirtatious behavior on her first girls’ night out. But she meets younger Matt that night, and they begin a long-distance friendship that evolves until Gabby’s marriage is in jeopardy. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

No One Writes Back
DB79123 6 hours 5 minutes
by Eun-jin Jang
read by Gregory Maupin
A young man, Jihun, leaves home with only his blind dog, an MP3 player, and a book. He travels aimlessly, from motel to motel, meeting people on the road. Rather than learn the names of his fellow travelers, he assigns them numbers and writes letters to them. Translated from Korean. 2013.

Lost for Words
DB79380 3 hours 43 minutes
by Edward St. Aubyn
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
The Elysian Prize for Literature is one that authors would die to have. When the judges are impaneled to make this year’s decision, writers compete for attention. From accidental submissions to judges’ high jinks, the outcome of the award is far from certain. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Man in 3B
DB77109 9 hours 58 minutes
by Carl Weber
read by Mike Ray
Daryl Graham fascinates everyone in his new Queens apartment building—male and female. But once he is murdered, suspicion falls on his neighbors, including his ex-girlfriend Krystal, his married lover Connie, Connie’s husband, teenager Benny, and Benny’s father. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Happy Valley
DB78759 10 hours 21 minutes
by Patrick White
read by Jack Fox
The first novel of Nobel Prize-winning Australian writer Patrick White (1912–1990). Originally published in 1939 and later suppressed by the author, the novel relates the lives of various families living in the Snow Mountain townships of Moorang and Kambala in New South Wales. 2012.

Gothics

Born of Persuasion
DB78646 15 hours 6 minutes
by Jessica Dotta
read by Jill Fox
1838. Orphaned seventeen-year-old Julia becomes the legal ward of a mysterious guardian who wants to send her to Scotland as a widow’s companion. So Julia concocts a scheme to quickly marry her betrothed, Edward. Only Edward is the new vicar, and Julia is the daughter of a famous atheist. 2013.

Alena
DB78918 10 hours 48 minutes
by Rachel Pastan
read by Jill Fox
An art curator reminisces about meeting her partner, wealthy Bernard Augustin, when he offered her the job at his contemporary art museum, the Nauk. Questions arise about the fate of the previous curator, Alena, who mysteriously disappeared two years previously. Some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Historical Fiction

Be Careful What You Wish For: The Clifton Chronicles, Volume 4
DB78524 9 hours 55 minutes
by Jeffrey Archer
read by Jack Fox
1957. Harry and Emma Clifton are dealing with the fallout of the car accident at the end of Best Kept Secret (DB 76700), when Ross Buchanan resigns as chairman of Barrington Shipping. Don Pedro Martinez is bent on revenge and tries to take over the business. Strong language. Bestseller. 2014.

Longbourn
DB77776 13 hours 53 minutes
by Jo Baker
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Regency England. In this reimagined tale of the Bennet family, from Pride and Prejudice (DB 50549), the joys and crises of the servants take center stage. The world of orphaned housemaid Sarah changes when a new footman is hired. 2013.

The Lion Seeker
DB77701 17 hours 49 minutes
by Kenneth Bonert
read by Dennis Kleinman
Five-year-old Isaac travels with his mother and sister from Lithuania to South Africa to reunite with his father. Isaac grows up in the Jewish ghetto of Johannesburg, navigates the world around him, and seeks his fortune in the diamond fields as World War II looms. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The House Girl
DB77828 12 hours 57 minutes
by Tara Conklin
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Virginia, 1852. House slave Josephine works for the Bell family waiting on the master’s wife, Lu Anne. When Mister Bell slaps Josephine for no reason, she plots escape. One hundred fifty-two years later, New York attorney Lina Sparrow searches for Josephine’s descendants for a reparations case. Some violence. Bestseller. 2013.

Frog Music
DB78598 12 hours 45 minutes
by Emma Donoghue
read by Khristine Hvam
San Francisco, 1876. Blanche Beunon, a burlesque dancer and prostitute, befriends Jenny Bonnet, a convicted cross-dresser who catches frogs for a living. When Jenny is killed, Blanche uncovers Jenny’s secrets—which may have led to her murder. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2014.

What Is Visible?
DB78666 11 hours 20 minutes
by Kimberly Elkins
read by Jo Howarth
1837. Seven-year-old Laura Bridgman, who is blind and deaf, leaves her family in Vermont to live at the Perkins Institution for the Blind. Dr. Samuel Howe is eager to try to teach Laura to write and read through tactile means—something that has never been attempted before. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Venetian Bargain
DB79160 11 hours 16 minutes
by Marina Fiorato
read by Cecelia Riddett
1576. A boat steals into Venice’s harbor. On board is a man in the throes of the bubonic plague, which is unleashed on the populace. Also hidden is Feyra—a harem doctor from Constantinople. She teams with the city’s preeminent plague doctor to save everyone. 2012.

Out of the Black Land
DB78259 16 hours 16 minutes
by Kerry Greenwood
read by Gary Tipton
Egypt. In the eighteenth dynasty Princess Mutnodjme observes the royal court as her older half sister Nefertiti marries Pharaoh Akhnamen. Meanwhile, young peasant Ptah-hotep rises to become the personal scribe to Akhnamen. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2010.

House of Earth: A Novel
DB78991 6 hours 9 minutes
by Woody Guthrie
read by Jack Fox
Lost novel by American folksinger Woody Guthrie tells the tale of Tike and Ella May Hamlin, a couple struggling to plant roots in the arid land of the Texas Panhandle in the 1930s. Edited and introduced by Douglas Brinkley and Johnny Depp. Some descriptions of sex. 1947.

Two Slave Rebellions at Sea
DB78672 7 hours 55 minutes
edited by George Hendrick and Willene Hendrick
read by Jeff Allin
Two short stories about slave mutinies on the high seas: Frederick Douglass’s 1853 “The Heroic Slave” and Herman Melville’s 1855 “Benito Cereno.” Includes excerpts from A Narrative of Voyages and Travels in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, the 1817 memoir of Amasa Delano—the real-life captain of Melville’s tale. Some violence. 2000.

The Museum of Extraordinary Things
DB78515 12 hours 37 minutes
by Alice Hoffman
read by Jill Fox
New York, 1911. Coralie Sardie works as a mermaid for her father, the impresario behind the Museum of Extraordinary Things, on Coney Island. One night in the wilderness, she meets and falls for photographer Eddie Cohen, who becomes entwined in the mystery of a missing woman. Strong language. Bestseller. 2014.

Burial Rites
DB77177 12 hours 1 minute
by Hannah Kent
read by Morven Christie
Iceland, 1829. Convicted of murdering two men, Agnes is sent to live at a farm while she awaits execution. In the months Agnes stays with them, the farmer’s wife and daughters discover the motive behind the crime. Based on a true story. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Outcasts
DB78096 9 hours 16 minutes
by Kathleen Kent
read by Ellen Archer
Texas, 1870s. Lucinda Carter runs away from a brothel on the Gulf Coast to meet her lover, who is searching for pirate’s gold. Meanwhile, Nate Cannon, a rookie with the Texas State Police, is on the hunt for a killer. Lucinda and Nate soon cross paths. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

A King’s Ransom
DB78481 33 hours 1 minute
by Sharon Kay Penman
read by James Konicek
1192. After coming to peace with Saladin, Richard, from Lionheart (DB 74106), travels back to England. While traversing Austria, he is taken hostage by vassals of Heinrich, the Holy Roman Emperor. Richard’s family barters for his release—but it could cause Richard to lose his kingdom to his brother John. 2014.

City of Jasmine
DB78431 11 hours 57 minutes
by Deanna Raybourn
read by Jill Fox
1920. While attempting to fly across the seven seas of antiquity, aviatrix Evangeline Starke receives a recent photo of her husband Gabriel, who was thought to have died when the Lusitania sank. Gabriel has been playing a dangerous game of deception and his machinations now threaten their lives. 2014.

The Auschwitz Escape
DB78896 13 hours 36 minutes
by Joel C. Rosenberg
read by Gregory Gorton
Poland, 1943. Two unlikely young men thrown together by fate, Jacob Weisz—a German-born Jew fighting in the resistance in Belgium—and Jean-Luc Leclerc—a French pastor—hit upon an audacious plan to warn the world of the horrors of the Nazi death camps. Violence. 2014.

The Promise
DB79017 8 hours 50 minutes
by Ann Weisgarber
read by Mary Kane
Galveston, Texas, 1900. Catherine Wainwright leaves her home in Dayton, Ohio, to escape a romantic scandal and to marry childhood friend and widower Oscar Williams. She arrives to find Oscar’s son Andre pining for his mother, and housekeeper Nan Ogden resentful of her presence. 2013.

Human Relationships

Team Seven
DB79118 9 hours 5 minutes
by Marcus Burke
read by Andy Pyle
Andre Battel grows up in Milton, south of Boston. When he gets to high school, he discovers basketball, but eventually falls in with a gang, Team Seven, that deals drugs. The gang falls behind in payments and trouble ensues. Violence and strong language. 2014.

Exposed, Deception, Betrayal
DB78749 29 hours 21 minutes
by Naomi Chase
read by Mare Trevathan
Urban fiction trilogy on one cartridge. In Exposed, advertising executive Tamia Luke keeps up the pretense of perfection for her privileged boyfriend Brandon. But when a client blackmails Tamia over her porn-star past, she agrees to his sexual demands. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2011.

Claire of the Sea Light
DB77467 7 hours 15 minutes
by Edwidge Danticat
read by J. Michael McCullough
Haiti. On her seventh birthday, the father of Claire Limyè Lanmè—Claire of the Sea Light—realizes that she is missing. He has just agreed to let the village fabric seller adopt Claire. As his neighbors help search, they share their stories of Claire, her parents, and the town. 2013.

Fourth of July Creek
DB79315 17 hours 3 minutes
by Smith Henderson
read by Erik Sandvold
Montana. Social worker Pete Snow is called in on the case of eleven-year-old Benjamin Pearl, who was caught hanging around a school. Pete soon finds that Benjamin’s father Jeremiah is unstable and, as Pete unravels the family history, a standoff brews. Violence and strong language. 2014.

Beach Trip
DB78648 15 hours 53 minutes
by Cathy Holton
read by Teresa Willis
Four former college friends reunite at a North Carolina beach house twenty-three years after graduation. Lola, Annie, Mel, and Sara relive the past, confront misunderstandings, reveal secrets, and reestablish their commitment to stay in touch. And one decides to drastically change her life. Some strong language. 2009.

Off Course
DB79054 9 hours 42 minutes
by Michelle Huneven
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Cressida Hartley moves up to her parents’ mountain cabin to focus on finishing her doctoral dissertation in economics. But her work is neglected as she becomes involved in the mountain community—especially with Quinn Morrow, a married man. Some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Grandmaster
DB78852 5 hours 35 minutes
by David Klass
read by Guy Williams
Chess club teammates harass neophyte player Daniel Pratzer until he persuades his accountant dad to enter an upcoming father-son tournament. Daniel is happily surprised to discover his dad was once a chess grandmaster—but the competition provokes old demons. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2014.

Broken
DB77780 6 hours 53 minutes
by C J Lyons
read by Kristin Allison
Fifteen-year-old Scarlet has never been to school because of her rare heart condition called Long QT. When she finally gets to try high school for a week, Scarlet jumps at the chance—with unexpected results. Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Visible City
DB79000 7 hours 58 minutes
by Tova Mirvis
read by Suzanne Duvall
From her apartment, Nina watches two couples, sometimes using the toy binoculars belonging to her three-year-old son. When she sees and gets to know the couples around the neighborhood, Nina questions her own life. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

If I Can’t Have You, I’d Rather Be with You, If You Don’t Know Me
DB78696 26 hours 47 minutes
by Mary B. Morrison
read by Erin Jones
Three books in the If I Can’t Have You series. In the title novel, Loretta escapes a potentially bad relationship with possessive Granville. But when she dares her friend Madison to try to tame Granville, things spiral out of control. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Pygmy
DB77789 8 hours 32 minutes
by Chuck Palahniuk
read by Erik Sandvold
Agent 67 is sent to the United States disguised as a thirteen-year-old exchange student to implement Operation Havoc. As he confronts bullies, overbearing host families, and the National Science Fair, his dispatches home reveal a unique perspective on American culture. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2009.

Past the Shallows
DB79318 4 hours 25 minutes
by Favel Parrett
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Brothers Harry, Miles, and Joe try to scrape by on coast of Tasmania. Joe, the oldest, lives with their grandfather as he works. Miles and Harry live with their alcoholic father. Miles tries to protect Harry from their father’s rages, but he is not always successful. Some violence. 2011.

This Is How I Find Her
DB77855 4 hours 57 minutes
by Sara Polsky
read by Mare Trevathan
High school junior Sophie has been taking care of her bipolar mother, but when her mother attempts suicide, everything changes. Sophie must move in with her aunt Cynthia’s family and figure out her future—and how to help her mom. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Humor

The Serpent of Venice
DB78952 10 hours 11 minutes
by Christopher Moore
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Pocket, from Fool (DB 69209), has left England for Venice and becomes entangled in the plotting of conspirators Antonio, Brabantio, and Iago. With sidekick Drool and pet monkey Jeff, Pocket must navigate the dangerous waters of Italian treachery. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2014.

Uncle Shelby’s ABZ Book: A Primer for Tender Young Minds
DB78920 0 hours 25 minutes
by Shel Silverstein
read by Barry Bernson
A humorous alphabet book for adults that teaches ABC lessons parents would never want their children to learn, such as K is for kidnapper—who has a lollipop and a keen car. 1961.

Legal Themes

Sycamore Row
DB77720 18 hours 28 minutes
by John Grisham
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Still reeling from the racially charged case in A Time to Kill (DB 35891), attorney Jake Brigance learns he has been hired—posthumously—by reclusive Seth Hubbard. Before hanging himself, Hubbard wrote a will that cut out his children and bestowed his wealth on his black housekeeper. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2013.

Mystery and Detective

Heirs and Graces
DB78851 8 hours 21 minutes
by Rhys Bowen
read by Gabriella Cavallero
1934. When a duke’s newly discovered heir from Australia must be groomed to join English nobility, the queen asks Lady Georgiana Rannoch for help. But before Georgiana makes much headway, her young charge is accused of murdering the duke. 2013.

Shots Fired: Stories from Joe Pickett Country
DB79221 7 hours 40 minutes
by C.J. Box
read by Jim Zeiger
Ten stories written over the past decade include four entries featuring Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett. In “One-Car Bridge,” an accident saves a ranch manager from being fired by the mean ranch owner. Strong language and some violence. 2014.

The Best American Mystery Stories, 2010
DB77796 16 hours 23 minutes
edited by Lee Child
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Anthology features works from twenty writers, including Dennis Lehane, Gar Anthony Haywood, Kurt Vonnegut, and Lyndsay Faye. In Lehane’s “Animal Rescue” a lonely bartender’s life is infused with love and danger after he finds an abused puppy. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2010.

Dust
DB77715 12 hours 54 minutes
by Patricia Cornwell
read by Kristin Allison
Massachusetts chief medical examiner Kay Scarpetta investigates a puzzling murder with Cambridge police detective Pete Marino, her former employee. The body of a female MIT grad student is posed in a way that reminds Scarpetta of a troubling case her FBI-agent husband is working. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2012.

Nemesis
DB77860 11 hours 32 minutes
by Lindsey Davis
read by David Hartley-Margolin
A.D. 77. Roman informer Marcus Didius Falco grieves over the loss of both his newborn son and his father on the same day. Looking into his father’s unfinished business, Falco discovers that the couple who had supplied his father statues have mysteriously disappeared. Some strong language. 2010.

Kittyhawk Down
DB77435 7 hours 51 minutes
by Garry Disher
read by Ray Foushee
Australia. While Detective Inspector Challis puzzles over a jeep-plane collision, the Waterloo police force deals with a suspected child murderer, a rapist, an antagonistic farmer, a meddling citizen, and suspicions about some wealthy residents. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2003.

Vertigo 42: A Richard Jury Mystery
DB79321 10 hours 43 minutes
by Martha Grimes
read by David Hartley-Margolin
At high-rise London bar Vertigo 42, Superintendent Jury meets Tom Williamson, who is convinced that his wife, Tess, was murdered seventeen years ago. Tess’s death was ruled an accidental fall caused by vertigo. A young girl’s similar fall at a party hosted by Tess may be connected. Some strong language. 2013.

Black Horizon
DB78687 11 hours 2 minutes
by James Grippando
read by Ray Foushee
Attorney Jack Swyteck and FBI undercover agent Andie Henning get married, start their honeymoon, and learn that Andie is pregnant. Everything takes a back seat when an offshore oil rig explodes. Andie investigates, while Jack helps a Cuban rig-worker’s widow file a lawsuit. Strong language and some violence. 2014.

Death on Demand: A Little Class on Murder, Deadly Valentine, The Christie Caper; Books 5–7
DB78308 29 hours 42 minutes
by Carolyn G. Hart
read by Theresa Conkin
Three mysteries featuring bookstore owner and amateur sleuth Annie Laurance Darling and her detective husband Max. Annie teaches a community class, attends a masked ball, and holds an Agatha Christie celebration—but each event is overshadowed by murder. Some strong language. 1991.

Elizabeth Is Missing
DB79050 9 hours 3 minutes
by Emma Healey
read by Mare Trevathan
Descending into dementia, eighty-two-year-old Maud embarks upon a desperate quest to find her best friend, who, she believes, has disappeared. Maud’s search goes back decades, when the clues she discovers point to the unsolved disappearance of her own sister, who vanished shortly after World War II. Some strong language. 2014.

Second Watch
DB78719 9 hours 12 minutes
by J.A. Jance
read by Jack Fox
In the hospital after knee-replacement surgery, Seattle private investigator J.P. Beaumont has vivid dreams about his early days on the force and serving in Vietnam. They lead him to revisit an old case—which in turn drives someone to murder. Strong language. 2013.

Any Other Name
DB79310 10 hours 16 minutes
by Craig Johnson
read by Jim Zeiger
While Wyoming sheriff Walt Longmire awaits the birth of his first grandchild, his former boss, Lucian Connally, asks him to take on a case in an adjacent county. Lucian wants to know what drove his old detective friend to commit suicide. Television tie-in. Strong language and some violence. 2014.

Tamarack County
DB79056 9 hours 48 minutes
by William Kent Krueger
read by Guy Williams
Faced with a series of dark occurrences that are linked to a twenty-year-old murder, private investigator Cork O’Connor must stop a vengeful force before his family and friends pay the ultimate price. Some violence and some strong language. 2013.

Thunder Bay; Red Knife; Heaven’s Keep
DB78953 31 hours 38 minutes
by William Kent Krueger
read by Joe Wilson
Books 7–9, written between 2007 and 2009, feature ex-cop and ex-sheriff Cork O’Connor, who is now a private investigator. An attempt is made on a medicine man’s life, a war threatens to break out between whites and natives, and Cork’s wife goes missing. Violence and strong language. 2009.

Revenge of the Spellmans
DB78405 10 hours 30 minutes
by Lisa Lutz
read by Erin Jones
In this sequel to Curse of the Spellmans (DB 78404), Izzy attends court-ordered therapy, works as a bartender, and fends off her parents’ attempts to bring her back into the family detective business. Meanwhile she takes a deceptively simple wayward-wife case on her own. Some strong language. 2009.

Spellman Six: The Next Generation
DB78408 10 hours 37 minutes
by Lisa Lutz
read by Erin Jones
Following Trail of the Spellmans (DB 78407), Izzy Spellman finds herself at the beck and call of her benefactor Mr. Slayter. Someone is out to get Slayter, who is trying to hide his early Alzheimer’s from business associates. Previously published as The Last Word. Some strong language. 2013.

The Spellmans Strike Again
DB78406 10 hours 30 minutes
by Lisa Lutz
read by Erin Jones
After Revenge of the Spellmans (DB 78405), thirty-two-year-old Izzy Spellman tries to run the family PI business, expose their competition, and solve a missing-person case. Meanwhile, Izzy’s mother is blackmailing her, cop Henry Stone appears to be wooing her, and other Spellmans continue their zany antics. 2010.

The Disappeared
DB78934 12 hours 33 minutes
by Kristina Ohlsson
read by Mare Trevathan
Fredrika Bergman and her colleagues investigate the murder of a missing graduate student whose body was just discovered. The investigation reveals other longer-buried bodies, a snuff film, and a famous, but now mute, author. First published in Swedish in 2011. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Through the Evil Days: A Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne Mystery
DB77856 14 hours 9 minutes
by Julia Spencer-Fleming
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Millers Kill, New York. Police chief Russ Van Alstyne and his wife Clare Fergusson, an Episcopal minister, are called to a house fire. The owners have perished and their foster child—a young girl who needs medical care—has vanished. Meanwhile, Clare’s pregnancy may jeopardize her job. Violence and some strong language. 2013.

Occult and Horror

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
DB77204 12 hours 10 minutes
by Holly Black
read by Christine Lakin
In walled cities called coldtowns, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. A massacre has Tana racing to enter a coldtown to save her ex-boyfriend and a mysterious boy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

The Necromancer’s House
DB77669 11 hours 40 minutes
by Christopher Buehlman
read by John Haag
Wizard Andrew Blankenship lives in the sticks of upstate New York, attends Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, and mentors Anneke Zautke in the ways of magic. Then Marina Yaganishna comes to reclaim the Russian magic that Andrew stole thirty years ago. Strong language and some violence. 2013.

Cain’s Blood
DB77866 13 hours 9 minutes
by Geoffrey Girard
read by Jim Zeiger
Six boys, who are clones of the world’s worst serial killers, escape a science research facility in Radnor, Pennsylvania. Former special ops soldier Shawn Castillo tries to capture them before their sadistic desires leave a path of bodies behind. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2013.

Let the Dead Sleep
DB78758 10 hours 38 minutes
by Heather Graham
read by John Polk
Inside the Caffertys’ New Orleans antiques and curio shop lies an odd book that holds the answers to a death caused by a malevolent priceless bust. Danni Cafferty and investigator Quinn search for the missing artifact to stop the trail of horrors. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2013.

Conversion
DB79314 11 hours 23 minutes
by Katherine Howe
read by Mare Trevathan
When girls start experiencing strange tics and other mysterious symptoms at Colleen’s high school in Danvers, Massachusetts, rumors lead to full-blown panic. Only Colleen connects their fate to the ill-fated Salem Village three centuries ago. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Dead Set
DB79154 7 hours 12 minutes
by Richard Kadrey
read by Mary Kane
After the death of her father, Zoe loses herself in a dreamscape until a chance encounter at a used-record store opens up a portal to the world of the restless dead. She must decide what she is willing to do to see her father again. Some violence and some strong language. 2013.

Bird Box
DB79311 7 hours 40 minutes
by Josh Malerman
read by Gabriella Cavallero
As Malorie learns she is pregnant, the news is full of people committing sudden violent murders and suicides after seeing some unknown thing. Like others, Malorie blindfolds herself and stays inside, but finally must risk death to find others to help her. Violence and strong language. 2014.

The Fiery Heart
DB77812 11 hours 53 minutes
by Richelle Mead
read by Mary Kane
After her life-changing decision in The Indigo Spell (DB 76390), Sydney struggles to maintain her alchemist way of life while keeping her love for Adrian a secret. Having her vampire-hating sister Zoe around complicates matters further. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

The Wolves of Midwinter: The Wolf Gift Chronicles
DB77830 17 hours 33 minutes
by Anne Rice
read by Erik Sandvold
After Reuben Golding’s transformation in The Wolf Gift (DB 74480), Morphenkinder tutors him in his wolfen powers. Meanwhile, Reuben’s pack prepares for midwinter festivities despite tension with a rival group. Some violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Immortal Hearts: Vampire Kisses, Book 9
DB79269 5 hours 48 minutes
by Ellen Schreiber
read by Kristin Allison
Raven and her vampire boyfriend Alexander’s relationship is tested when his younger sister Stormy comes to town in this series finale. Sequel to Cryptic Cravings (DB 77630). For junior and senior high readers. 2012.

Political Themes

Top Down: A Novel of the Kennedy Assassination
DB78287 5 hours 2 minutes
by Jim Lehrer
read by Christian Rummel
Five years after President Kennedy’s assassination, Dallas Tribune reporter Jack Gilmore is approached by Marti Walters, the daughter of former Secret Service agent Van Walters. Marti asks for help for her father, who blames himself for not putting the top up on Kennedy’s limousine that fateful day. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Psychological Themes

Open City
DB79016 9 hours 47 minutes
by Teju Cole
read by Jeff Allin
After breaking up with his girlfriend, Nigerian-born doctor Julius takes long walks around New York City, contemplating the decisions and events that led him to where he is today. Encounters during his wanderings reveal hidden depths to his experiences. Some descriptions of sex. 2011.

Enon
DB77862 7 hours 16 minutes
by Paul Harding
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Charlie Crosby, the grandson of the protagonist in Tinkers (DB 71092), goes mad with grief after his thirteen-year-old daughter’s accidental death. Smashing his fist against a wall leads to an addiction to pain pills and the dissolution of his marriage—but eventually Charlie is able to create a smaller life. 2013.

Remember Me Like This
DB78840 11 hours 48 minutes
by Bret Anthony Johnston
read by Barry Bernson
Four years ago eleven-year-old Justin Campbell disappeared from his small Texas town. His parents and brother and grandfather have continued to hold out hope, but are shocked when he is found in nearby Corpus. They adjust to their newly whole family. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

In Paradise
DB78993 5 hours 49 minutes
by Peter Matthiessen
read by Barry Bernson
1996. Polish-born American Dr. Clements Olin joins 140 pilgrims at Auschwitz to reflect and meditate on the horrors of the Holocaust. Olin tries limiting himself to observation of the retreat, but tensions rise within the group and he is drawn deeper into the witnessing of history. Some violence. Bestseller. 2014.

The Ballad of a Small Player
DB79211 6 hours 25 minutes
by Lawrence Osborne
read by Jeremy Edwinn Gage
Macau. As English lawyer Doyle whiles away his nights and his money in the casinos, he contemplates his life. One night, he meets Dao-Ming, whom he at first takes to be another gambler. As their relationship grows, reality recedes. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Death of the Black-Haired Girl
DB77863 6 hours 45 minutes
by Robert Stone
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Beautiful and vivacious college student Maud Stack is in love with married professor Steven Brookman. He breaks off their affair when his wife of eleven years becomes pregnant again, and Maud goes into a depression. When she is killed in a traffic accident, Maud’s father blames Steven. Strong language. 2013.

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
DB78978 6 hours 24 minutes
by Gabrielle Zevin
read by Joe Peck
When his most prized possession, a rare volume of poetry by Edgar Allan Poe, is stolen, bookstore owner A.J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family, and associates. Then he receives a mysterious package that compels him to remake his life. Strong language. Bestseller. 2014.

Religious Themes

Delilah’s Daughters
DB78907 10 hours 15 minutes
by Angela Benson
read by Nona Pipes
Delilah Monroe and her husband Rocky always dreamed of their three daughters making it big as a musical trio. After Rocky’s death, Delilah’s determination is even stronger. But the daughters find that the price of fame might be more than they’re willing to pay. 2014.

Walking on Water: The Fifth Journal of the Walk Series
DB79103 6 hours 52 minutes
by Richard Paul Evans
read by Guy Williams
In A Step of Faith (DB 76818), Alan reached the state line of Florida when he was called to California for a family emergency. After he deals with this new challenge, he returns to Florida to complete the last stage of his walk to Key West. Bestseller. 2014.

Christmas at Harmony Hill: A Shaker Story
DB77794 5 hours 34 minutes
by Ann H. Gabhart
read by Gabriella Cavallero
1864. Pregnant Heather Worth joins her aunt Sophrena at the Harmony Hill Shaker community in Kentucky after Heather’s father disowns her for marrying a Yankee. Both women struggle with the Shakers’ beliefs—but a miracle happens on Christmas. 2013.

A Promise Kept
DB78997 8 hours 10 minutes
by Robin Lee Hatcher
read by Jennifer Hubbard
2011. Allison Kavanagh has moved to her late great-aunt Emma’s log home in Idaho after her divorce from Tony. There, she discovers Emma’s diaries and finds out about Emma’s early trials in life. The lessons she learns cause Allison to reevaluate her relationship with God. 2013.

Home to Hickory Hollow: The Guardian and The Secret Keeper
DB77824 17 hours 0 minutes
by Beverly Lewis
read by Kristin Allison
Two novels set in Hickory Hollow, an Amish community in Pennsylvania. In The Guardian Englischer Jodi Winfield finds a little girl who speaks no English and takes the child to Hickory Hollow. In The Secret Keeper Jenny Burns joins the Amish community and struggles to fit in. 2013.

Bridge to Haven
DB79216 14 hours 15 minutes
by Francine Rivers
read by Kristin Allison
Having been abandoned as a newborn and raised by Pastor Ezekiel Freeman in the small California town of Haven, Abra Matthews feels like she doesn’t belong. She runs off to Hollywood and becomes starlet Lena Scott, but fame comes at a price. Bestseller. 2014.

Runaway Saint
DB79019 7 hours 24 minutes
by Lisa Samson
read by Marsha Rehns
On Sara Drexel’s thirtieth birthday, her long-lost aunt Bel returns after twenty years of missionary work in Kazakhstan. Bel’s arrival causes Sara to question her own place in life as she helps Bel navigate life in the twenty-first-century United States. 2014.

Sing for Me
DB79038 11 hours 33 minutes
by Karen Halvorsen Schreck
read by Nona Pipes
Chicago, 1937. Out one night with her cousin, devout Rose tastes forbidden fruit by going to a jazz club—Calliope’s. Conflicted about her love of earthly music, she soon finds herself singing with the Chess Men—and tempted by African-American pianist Theo. 2014.

A Secret Refuge Trilogy
DB79272 29 hours 47 minutes
by Lauraine Snelling
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Trilogy, written between 2000 and 2001, featuring siblings struggling to keep the Highwood family of Kentucky together during the Civil War. Includes Daughter of Twin Oaks, Sisters of the Confederacy, and The Long Way Home. 2001.

Romance

Love, Rosie
DB78842 13 hours 4 minutes
by Cecelia Ahern
read by Jill Fox
Irish childhood friends Rosie and Alex keep in touch through the years. Both plan for college in the United States, but Rosie gets pregnant and remains behind, while Alex attends Harvard. Over time the two miss opportunities to be together. Previously published as Rosie Dunne. Some strong language. 2005.

Bitter Spirits
DB79267 9 hours 18 minutes
by Jenn Bennett
read by Mare Trevathan
When San Francisco’s notorious bootlegger Winter Magnusson is hexed, spirit medium Aida Palmer helps banish the spirits that haunt him. As the two search for the curseworker responsible for the black magic, their relationship reaches intoxicating levels. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2014.

Do or Die: Reluctant Heroes
DB78765 16 hours 21 minutes
by Suzanne Brockmann
read by Colleen Delany
Attorney Phoebe Kruger convinces her new client, former Navy SEAL Ian Dunn, to breach the Kazbekistani consulate in Miami and rescue two children from their deranged warlord father. Meanwhile, an irritated mob boss hunts Ian’s family. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

The MacGregor’s Lady
DB78579 11 hours 0 minutes
by Grace Burrowes
read by Jill Fox
Boston heiress Hannah Cooper’s stepfather banishes her to Great Britain to find a husband. Canadian-born Asher MacGregor, the Earl of Balfour, is tasked with escorting her through London’s social season while conducting his own search. Neither wants a spouse, but the two misfits gradually find much in common. 2014.

Hope Flames
DB78772 9 hours 47 minutes
by Jaci Burton
read by Catherine Byers
Emma Burnett returns to her hometown of Hope to take over a retired veterinarian’s practice. When cop Luke McCormack brings in his injured police dog, sparks fly. But both have been badly hurt in love and are reluctant to try again. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2014.

Hope Ignites
DB78773 9 hours 5 minutes
by Jaci Burton
read by Catherine Byers
When rancher Logan McCormack agrees to let a movie be filmed on his land, he meets the star—Desiree Jenkins. The attraction is strong, but Logan knows they are from completely different worlds. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2014.

The Selection Trilogy
DB79319 21 hours 48 minutes
by Kiera Cass
read by Kristin Allison
Dystopian trilogy, written between 2012 and 2014 includes The Selection, The Elite, and The One. In The Selection, sixteen-year-old America Singer is selected for a chance to win the crown and a marriage to a prince whom she doesn’t want. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Where Aspens Quake
DB78847 7 hours 18 minutes
by Tory Cates
read by Teresa Willis
After her first gallery show is panned by a critic, photographer Kristin Jonsson dumps her job and her boyfriend and leaves Albuquerque for the New Mexico mountains. When she convinces resort owner Grayson Lowrey to hire her as a cross-country ski instructor, sparks fly. Explicit descriptions of sex. 1983.

Any Duchess Will Do
DB77410 10 hours 56 minutes
by Tessa Dare
read by Madelyn Buzzard
England. Griffin York, the Duke of Halford, is dragged to Spinster Cove by his mother, who insists that he select a spinster who will be trained to be his duchess. Determined to remain a bachelor, Griff chooses serving girl Pauline Simms. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

What a Wicked Earl Wants: The Sinful Scoundrels, Book 1
DB78944 11 hours 45 minutes
by Vicky Dreiling
read by Theresa Conkin
London, 1819. Faking an engagement to Andrew Carrington, the Earl of Bellingham, to stop her bullying brother-in-law from taking away her stepson, Laura Davenport finds their ruse taking a passionate turn and hopes that Andrew is the marrying kind after all. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Bare It All
DB77275 14 hours 47 minutes
by Lori Foster
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Following the events in Run the Risk (DB 75964), Detective Reese Bareden temporarily moves in with his secretive neighbor Alice Appleton. Alice, who is recovering from a past kidnapping, discovers a local sex-trafficking ring that Reese investigates. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Montana Dawn: The McCutcheon Family Series, Book 1
DB78637 10 hours 20 minutes
by Caroline Fyffe
read by Theresa Conkin
Montana Territory, 1883. Luke McCutcheon comes across widow Faith Brown as she gives birth on a wagon bed. Faith has fled from her brother-in-law with her young stepson in tow. The rest of the cattle-driving crew welcome Faith’s family and take them back to the McCutcheon ranch. 2011.

Texas Twilight: The McCutcheon Family Series, Book 2
DB78638 11 hours 9 minutes
by Caroline Fyffe
read by Theresa Conkin
Texas, 1886. Fresh out of medical school, Jake McCutcheon is on his way to Texas. He meets Lily Anthony on a stagecoach, and they fight outlaws together. But Jake’s fiancée from Boston will join him soon, and Lily doesn’t think she has enough time to get to know him. 2011.

Sapphires Are an Earl’s Best Friend
DB78578 8 hours 45 minutes
by Shana Galen
read by Abigail Maupin
As a spy for the Foreign Office, courtesan Lily Dawson’s mission is to seduce the Duke of Ravenscroft—a lecherous and dangerous man. But her secret love for Andrew, the duke’s son, puts her in a precarious situation. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Under a Texas Sky
DB77175 9 hours 15 minutes
by Dorothy Garlock
read by Kristin Kalbli
1932. Anna Finnegan grew up poor in 1920s Chicago but became a stage actress. While shooting her first movie in Texas, she meets blacksmith Dalton Barnes. The two join forces to find out who is trying to sabotage the film. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Lion’s Lady
DB77791 10 hours 55 minutes
by Julie Garwood
read by Mare Trevathan
Christina, who was raised by Dakota Indians, arrives in London with a mission: get revenge against the abusive father described in her late mother’s journal. Meanwhile, a strong mutual attraction with Lyon, the Marquess of Lyonwood, provides an ally. Explicit descriptions of sex, some strong language, and some violence. 1988.

The O’Malley Series: The Negotiator, The Guardian, The Truth Seeker; Books 1, 2, and 3
DB78062 36 hours 15 minutes
by Dee Henderson
read by Andy Pyle
Three novels featuring the O’Malley siblings. In The Negotiator, hostage-rescue-team member Kate’s case becomes personal. In The Guardian, U.S. marshal Marcus guards a U.S. Supreme Court nominee. In The Truth Seeker, forensic pathologist Lisa works with her brother’s partner. Sequel to Jennifer: An O’Malley Love Story and Danger in the Shadows: Prequel to the O’Malley Series (DB 78061). Some violence. 2000.

It Happened One Wedding
DB79377 8 hours 53 minutes
by Julie James
read by Gabriella Cavallero
After her engagement ends badly, Sidney Sinclair moves back to Chicago to start a new job and find a commitment-ready man. But her sister’s wedding preparations force Sidney to team up with Special Agent Vaughn Roberts—the type of man she is trying to avoid. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Assassin’s Heart
DB79002 5 hours 57 minutes
by J.A. Kazimer
read by Mare Trevathan
When CIA assassin Hannah Winslow, a.k.a. Six, mistakenly kills the wrong man, she goes on the run. Unfortunately, Six’s superiors believe she is a traitor, and they send her partner Ben to Hawaii after her. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard
DB78590 12 hours 41 minutes
by Vanessa Kelly
read by Abigail Maupin
1814. Spy Aden St. George locates the kidnapped Lady Vivien Shaw and plans to return her to the safety of her family’s home in London. But an evil Russian prince will stop at nothing to possess the lovely Vivien. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Much Ado in the Moonlight
DB78329 14 hours 13 minutes
by Lynn Kurland
read by Abigail Maupin
Victoria MacLeod McKinnon heads to England to use her brother Thomas’s castle to stage a production of Hamlet. But the castle’s ghost, centuries-old Connor MacDougal, the Laird of Thorpewold, resents the intrusion. Then Connor travels through time and falls in love. Some descriptions of sex. Sequel to A Garden in the Rain (DB 59133). 2006.

Night Diver
DB79270 9 hours 9 minutes
by Elizabeth Lowell
read by Kristin Allison
When equipment, pirate treasure, and even divers begin to disappear from the Donnelly dive operation near St. Vincent, owner Kate Donnelly and consultant Holden Cameron form an uneasy alliance to uncover the truth and find their attraction too strong to ignore. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Rose Harbor in Bloom
DB77464 10 hours 12 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by Theresa Conkin
Cedar Cove, Washington. Widow Jo Marie Rose’s new guests at her bed-and-breakfast include Mary, a businesswoman fighting cancer who reconnects with her past, and Annie, who has just broken off her engagement. Meanwhile, Jo Marie tends to handyman Mark, who broke his leg. Sequel to The Inn at Rose Harbor (DB 75370). 2013.

Starry Night: A Christmas Novel
DB77857 4 hours 22 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by Mare Trevathan
Seeking a promotion, Chicago society reporter Carrie Slayton tracks down elusive bestselling author Finn Dalton at his remote Alaska cabin. Finn grudgingly agrees to be interviewed but can’t help but warm up to Carrie. As the two start a long-distance relationship, both hope they can overcome their differences. 2013.

Against the Wild
DB79266 9 hours 50 minutes
by Kat Martin
read by Gabriella Cavallero
When Lane Bishop travels to Dylan Brodie’s remote Alaskan fishing lodge to help him renovate it, she finds herself drawn to Dylan, concerned by his daughter’s silence, and puzzled by the mysteries that surround the lodge. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Forget Me Not
DB78914 8 hours 38 minutes
by Fern Michaels
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Lonely illustrator Lucy Brighton reluctantly resides in her family’s New Jersey house, but barely speaks to her folks since they moved to Florida. When they die suddenly in a car accident and a cache of fake passports, money, and weapons is found, Lucy investigates their past. Strong language. Bestseller. 2013.

The Marriage Pact
DB79194 8 hours 46 minutes
by Linda Lael Miller
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Ten years ago, Tripp Galloway interrupted Hadleigh’s walk down the aisle. Now that she’s recovered, Hadleigh and her single friends form a marriage pact and Tripp meddles with her new plan. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2014.

The Farmer’s Bride Collection
DB78681 13 hours 31 minutes
by DiAnn Mills and others
read by Erin Jones
Novellas from six authors explore romance on the homestead. In Grote’s A Homesteader, a Bride, and a Baby, set in 1878 Minnesota, Lorette arrives for a visit with her sister’s family only to find that they have all recently died from diphtheria—except for the baby. 2000.

The Texas Brides Collection: Nine Complete Stories
DB78717 21 hours 3 minutes
by DiAnn Mills and others
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Nine novellas by seven Christian fiction authors feature romance in the wild West of Texas. In Serena’s Strength eighteen-year-old Serena Talbot pines for Texas Ranger Chet Wilkinson in 1841 San Antonio, but her father disapproves. But that’s the least of their troubles when violent banditos arrive. Some violence. 2001.

Whiskey Creek Series: Home to Whiskey Creek, Take Me Home for Christmas, Come Home to Me
DB78649 35 hours 24 minutes
by Brenda Novak
read by Carol Dines
Books 4, 5, and 6 in the Whiskey Creek series. In Home to Whiskey Creek Adelaide Davies reluctantly returns to the small California town to help out in her grandmother’s restaurant. But someone doesn’t want her back. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Whiskey Creek Series: When Lightning Strikes, When Snow Falls, When Summer Comes
DB78628 36 hours 13 minutes
by Brenda Novak
read by Laura Giannarelli
First three novels in the Whiskey Creek Series. In When Lightning Strikes Gail DeMarco’s PR clients begin to bail on her after she drops bad boy Simon O’Neal. Gail agrees to a fake marriage to save her company and rehabilitate Simon’s image. Descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2012.

Sun God Seeks . . . Surrogate?
DB77686 11 hours 29 minutes
by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
read by Helen Wick
For thousands of years, sun god Kinich—Nick to his friends—didn’t believe in fraternizing with humans. But after a sizzling encounter with beautiful waitress Penelope, Nick begins to think he was wrong—especially since letting her go means turning her over to his enemies. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

A Hero to Come Home To
DB77929 11 hours 29 minutes
by Marilyn Pappano
read by Loretta Rawlins
Two years after her husband died in Afghanistan, Carly Lowry has rebuilt her life in Tallgrass, Oklahoma. She meets staff sergeant Dane Clark, whose life plans were derailed by a mission gone wrong. Attraction grows between them—but Dane is hiding the real reason he came to Tallgrass. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Otherwise Engaged
DB79193 9 hours 17 minutes
by Amanda Quick
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
In the Caribbean, Amity Doncaster saves the life of Benedict Stanbridge. Once back in England, a serial killer targets Amity for her relationship with Benedict. She saves herself, but before the killer strikes again, Benedict tries to save her reputation. Some violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Sum of All Kisses
DB77750 11 hours 11 minutes
by Julia Quinn
read by Terry Donnelly
England, 1824. Lady Sarah cannot forgive Lord Hugh for the duel he fought with her cousin Daniel three years ago, which injured Hugh’s leg and forced Daniel into exile. But when Sarah and Hugh must spend a week together at society weddings, attraction grows. Explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. Sequel to A Night like This (DB 74946). 2013.

Beach House No. 9 Novels
DB79195 32 hours 32 minutes
by Christie Ridgway
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Three beach-side romances: Beach House No. 9, Bungalow Nights, and The Love Shack. In Bungalow Nights, a harmless misunderstanding and a dying promise turn a combat medic and a mobile-cupcake-bakery owner into unlikely vacation companions. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Dark Witch
DB77793 10 hours 42 minutes
by Nora Roberts
read by Kristin Allison
Ireland, 1263. Dark witch Sorcha did everything she could to protect her three children from the evil sorcerer Cabhan. Centuries later, descendant Iona Sheehan returns to Ireland, drawn by stories passed down through generations and ready to accept her destiny. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. Bestseller. 2013.

The Wicked Wallflower
DB77774 8 hours 3 minutes
by Maya Rodale
read by Kristin Allison
Weary of their limited prospects, Lady Emma Avery and her friends—fellow graduates of Lady Penelope’s Finishing School—pen an announcement of Emma’s engagement to England’s most eligible bachelor, the Duke of Ashbrooke. When their joke accidentally appears in the newspaper, Emma finds herself living a masquerade. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Castaway Cove: A Shelter Bay Novel
DB77440 11 hours 24 minutes
by JoAnn Ross
read by Carol Dines
Air Force veteran-turned-deejay Mac Culhane returns to his hometown of Shelter Bay, Oregon, after his wife leaves him and their daughter. Mac’s life improves when he meets store owner Annie Shepherd, who volunteers at his grandfather’s nursing home. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Sequel to Sea Glass Winter (DB 76049). 2013.

The Curl Up and Dye
DB78584 7 hours 36 minutes
by Sharon Sala
read by Teresa Willis
Former beauty queen LilyAnn of Blessings, Georgia, has mourned the death of her boyfriend for eleven years. Then a handsome stranger motivates LilyAnn to get a makeover from the ladies at the local beauty salon. But someone else truly loves her. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Wake the Dawn
DB77115 9 hours 29 minutes
by Lauraine Snelling
read by Kristin Kalbli
Widowed border-patrol guard Ben James finds an abandoned baby and brings him to physician assistant Esther Hanson’s small clinic in Pineville, Minnesota. A powerful storm cuts the town off from outside help, forcing Ben and Esther to work together for the patients’ survival. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden
DB77176 8 hours 19 minutes
by Jessica Sorensen
read by Leslie Bellair
High school social outcast Callie is eager to start college. Scholarship football player Kayden recognizes Callie as the girl who once helped him recover from a beating. Kayden befriends her but hides his own past. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Love at Stake Series, Books 1–5
DB78932 52 hours 11 minutes
by Kerrelyn Sparks
read by various narrators
Five vampire romances include: How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire, Vamps and the City, Be Still My Vampire Heart, The Undead Next Door, and a holiday special, All I Want for Christmas Is a Vampire. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2008.

Betting the Rainbow
DB79372 8 hours 12 minutes
by Jodi Thomas
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Having spent her entire life on Rainbow Lane, Dusti Delaney is determined to win enough poker tournament money to split. But when she enlists expert Kieran O’Toole to teach her the game, sparks begin to fly. Descriptions of sex, some strong language, and some violence. 2014.

Elusive Hope: Escape to Paradise, Book 2
DB78583 12 hours 46 minutes
by MaryLu Tyndall
read by Jennifer Hubbard
1866. After emigrating to Brazil in Forsaken Dreams (DB 78520), Hayden Gale vengefully searches for his father, who he believes has wronged him, while former socialite Magnolia Scott longs to return to Georgia. Then Hayden rediscovers his faith and falls in love. Some violence. 2013.

Forsaken Dreams: Escape to Paradise, Book 1
DB78520 13 hours 19 minutes
by MaryLu Tyndall
read by Jennifer Hubbard
1866. Widow Eliza Crawford was disowned for marrying a Yankee, a fact she hides when she boards a ship in Charleston. She joins other passengers, led by Colonel Blake Wallace, who intend to start a colony in Brazil. To survive, Eliza puts her faith in God. Some violence. 2013.

Candlelight Christmas: The Lakeshore Chronicles
DB77865 6 hours 53 minutes
by Susan Wiggs
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Avalon, New York. Logan’s sister introduces him to divorcée Darcy. Single dad Logan is smitten, but Darcy is hesitant to get involved with a man with children. During a wintry Christmas at the ski resort Logan operates, the two gain new appreciation of the importance of family. Includes recipes. 2013.

Firefly Island
DB78521 13 hours 21 minutes
by Lisa Wingate
read by Carol Dines
After a whirlwind romance, congressional staffer Mallory Hale marries Daniel Webster Everson and moves with him and his son to Moses Lake, Texas. Daniel starts work as an agricultural researcher, while Mallory tries to fit in. But her suspicions of Daniel’s boss lead to a corrupt land-use scheme. Sequel to Blue Moon Bay (DB 78338). 2013.

The Devaney Brothers: Ryan and Sean
DB78712 13 hours 0 minutes
by Sherryl Woods
read by Anne Hancock
Two interconnected romances: In Ryan’s Place Boston Irish pub owner Ryan Devaney searches for his missing brothers with the help of Maggie O’Brien. In Sean’s Reckoning firefighter Sean Devaney knows loss and falls for a fire victim. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2002.

A Seaside Christmas: A Chesapeake Shores Novel
DB77788 5 hours 55 minutes
by Sherryl Woods
read by Kristin Allison
Nashville songwriter Jenny Collins returns to Chesapeake Shores, Maryland, for Christmas to reconnect with her mother, who married into the O’Brien clan. Country superstar Caleb Green, Jenny’s ex-boyfriend, follows Jenny in hopes of winning her back. 2013.

Science Fiction

Burn
DB78236 13 hours 21 minutes
by Julianna Baggott
read by various narrators
Pure Partridge and Wretch Pressia, from Fuse (DB 78235), work from opposite ends to secure peace. Partridge has taken over the leadership of the Dome after his father’s death. Pressia has discovered a cure for the Wretches, but must also contend with romantic entanglements. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Fuse
DB78235 16 hours 46 minutes
by Julianna Baggott
read by various narrators
After the events of Pure (DB 78234), Pure Partridge and Wretch Pressia must work to save the world. To appease his father, Partridge reenters the Dome. Meanwhile, Pressia travels the world to unlock the clues in a black box. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Pure
DB78234 14 hours 5 minutes
by Julianna Baggott
read by various narrators
Nanotechnology bombs leave some survivors fused to whatever is near them. Those who escaped fusing, the Pures, live in isolation from the victims, or Wretches. But when Partridge, one of the Pures, encounters Wretch Pressia, he enlists her help in finding his mother. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Alex Award. 2012.

Hydrogen Steel
DB79268 11 hours 49 minutes
by K.A. Bedford
read by Mare Trevathan
Former homocide cop Zette McGee is four years into retirement and hiding a mysterious secret when she is contacted by android Kell Fallow. Kell is on the run from police who believe he killed his wife and children, and he blackmails Zette into helping him. Some violence and some strong language. 2006.

The Shining Girls
DB77214 10 hours 35 minutes
by Lauren Beukes
read by Peter Ganim
Kirby Mazrachi is a “shining girl”—one of the bright young victims targeted by Harper Curtis, a time-traveling serial killer. But Kirby survives Harper’s attack, and Harper finds himself being hunted. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Replica
DB78943 11 hours 16 minutes
by Jenna Black
read by Jill Fox
Sixteen-year-old Nadia lives a privileged life in the Corporate States, formerly the United States of America. But when her betrothed is killed and then wakes up in the replication tanks, the pair sets out to find his killer. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Black Moon
DB78917 8 hours 38 minutes
by Kenneth Calhoun
read by Gary Tipton
Biggs is one of the few people left in the world who has not succumbed to the insomnia epidemic. His ability to sleep and dream threatens his existence. As he searches for a cure for his wife Carolyn, he runs into others who can still close their eyes. Violence. 2014.

So Close to You Trilogy
DB79384 22 hours 23 minutes
by Rachel Carter
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Trilogy written between 2012 and 2014: So Close to You, This Strange and Familiar Place, and Find Me Where the Water Ends. Seventeen-year-old Lydia Bentley travels through a portal to 1945 and becomes part of the Montauk Project. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Ancillary Justice
DB79102 11 hours 8 minutes
by Ann Leckie
read by Mare Trevathan
Nineteen years after her ship was destroyed, artificial intelligence Breq travels across space in the body of Lieutenant Awn. After finding the frozen body of a former officer thought long dead, Breq begins to unravel a conspiracy that leads to revenge. Violence and strong language. Nebula Award, Arthur C. Clarke Award. 2013.

The 100
DB77217 7 hours 19 minutes
by Kass Morgan
read by various narrators
Years after humanity abandoned toxic Earth, a high-stakes mission sends one hundred juvenile delinquents to recolonize the planet. A brutal crash landing leaves the teens fighting to survive—and to learn to trust and even love again. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
DB78489 12 hours 11 minutes
by Claire North
read by Peter Kenny
Born in 1919, Harry August is repeatedly reborn into the same life. At the end of his eleventh life, a girl gives him a message from another generation: the end of the world is coming faster than expected. Harry must use his wisdom to save mankind. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Jenna Fox Chronicles
DB77272 28 hours 0 minutes
by Mary E. Pearson
read by Jill Fox
Trilogy includes The Adoration of Jenna Fox, The Fox Inheritance, and Fox Forever. Seventeen-year-old Jenna Fox awakens from a year-long coma and does not remember anything before her accident. Watching old home videos of herself, Jenna realizes something is wrong. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2008.

Expiration Day
DB78981 13 hours 28 minutes
by William Campbell Powell
read by Terry Donnelly
In 2049 humanity is on the brink of extinction. Human child Tania Deeley is a rarity in a world surrounded by teknoids—sophisticated androids manufactured by Oxted Corporation. When she discovers a close friend may not be human, Tania questions everything. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

The Flight of the Silvers
DB78722 23 hours 27 minutes
by Daniel Price
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Two polar opposite sisters in their twenties—Amanda and Hannah—find themselves in an alternate universe after their own world ends tragically. Along with four other survivors, the sisters desperately search for answers in their new environment. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Neptune’s Brood: A Space Opera
DB78950 11 hours 37 minutes
by Charles Stross
read by Kristin Allison
Krina Alizond-114, a descendant of the robots who used to serve humans, is racing to Shin-Tethys in search of her lost sister, Ana. She is stopped by Count Rudi, who believes she is hiding something. A body-double assassin is also trailing her. Some strong language. 2013.

Rebel
DB79092 7 hours 14 minutes
by Amy Tintera
read by Kristin Allison
After freeing themselves from HARC’s facilities, seventeen-year-olds Wren 178 and Callum 22 escape to the reboot reservation led by Micah. Unable to trust Micah, Wren and Callum are conflicted over the impending rebellion. Sequel to Reboot (DB 76797). Violence and descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Fool’s War
DB78819 19 hours 43 minutes
by Sarah Zettel
read by Parisa Johnston
Captain Katmer Al Shei of the Pasadena hires Evelyn Dobbs as the ship’s jester for its newest mission. While traveling through deep space, a previously unknown intelligence threatens the safety of the ship and crew. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1997.

Short Stories

Can’t and Won’t
DB79003 6 hours 26 minutes
by Lydia Davis
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Collection of 122 short stories, some—including “Bloomington” and “Ph.D.”—are only one or two sentences in length. In the title story, the author discusses being denied a writing prize because of laziness demonstrated by the use of contractions. Bestseller. 2014.

The Frangipani Hotel
DB79080 6 hours 11 minutes
by Violet Kupersmith
read by Mary Kane
Retellings of Vietnamese folk tales in settings following the end of the Vietnam War. In the title story, concierge Phi—the only one in his family who speaks passable English—is entrusted with showing an American guest around Hanoi. Some violence and some strong language. 2014.

Thunderstruck and Other Stories
DB79223 6 hours 47 minutes
by Elizabeth McCracken
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Author of Niagra Falls All Over Again (DB 53633) presents nine short stories examining moments of joy amidst the turmoil of life. In the title story, an impetuous vacation to Paris changes when one daughter runs out in the middle of the night. 2014.

Jane Austen Made Me Do It: Original Stories Inspired by Literature’s Most Astute Observer of the Human Heart
DB78183 13 hours 48 minutes
edited by Laurel Ann Nattress
read by various narrators
Twenty-two short stories inspired by Jane Austen and the books she wrote. Includes works from Lauren Willig, author of The Secret History of the Pink Carnation (DB 60668); Adriana Trigiani, author of Very Valentine (DB 68757); and Beth Pattillo, author of Heavens to Betsy (DB 63801). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

The Time Traveler’s Almanac
DB78793 51 hours 50 minutes
edited by Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer
read by Kristin Allison
Collection of seventy-two stories and essays that journey through time and are divided into four major categories: Experiments, Reactionaries & Revolutionaries, Mazes & Traps, and Communiqués. Includes authors such as Ray Bradbury, George R.R. Martin, Richard Matheson, Charles Stross, Connie Willis, and more. Descriptions of sex, some strong language, and some violence. 2013.

Spies and Espionage

The Counterfeit Agent
DB78470 13 hours 10 minutes
by Alex Berenson
read by John Polk
Senator Vinny Duto, a former CIA director, sends ex-agent John Wells to investigate leads about a station chief’s planned assassination. Meanwhile, John’s girlfriend Anne has given John a month to give up either his job or her. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Retribution: A New Jason Bourne Novel
DB78665 13 hours 40 minutes
by Eric Van Lustbader
read by Holter Graham
Eli Yadin, head of Mossad, learns that a senior member of China’s politburo and a major Mexican drug lord may have been trafficking in something far more deadly than drugs. Jason Bourne agrees to investigate, as it is his chance to avenge his murdered lover. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Suspense

Downfall
DB77108 16 hours 35 minutes
by Jeff Abbott
read by Kevin T. Collins
Now that he has found his infant son, ex-CIA agent Sam Capra doesn’t want trouble. Then one evening a woman runs into his bar begging for help—and two gunmen are right behind her. Violence. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Inside Man
DB78490 13 hours 38 minutes
by Jeff Abbott
read by Kevin T. Collins
Ex-CIA agent Sam Capra’s friend Steve has been murdered outside Sam’s Miami bar. The only lead is a mysterious, beautiful stranger Steve tried to protect. To avenge his friend, Sam goes undercover into the Varelas, one of Miami’s most prominent and dangerous families. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Once upon a Lie
DB77827 9 hours 31 minutes
by Maggie Barbieri
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Divorced Maeve Conlon juggles running her bakery, raising two teens, and visiting her father, a retired cop whose Alzheimer’s is getting worse. When Maeve’s unlikeable cousin Sean is found shot with his pants down, Maeve is shocked to learn the police suspect her father. Some strong language. 2013.

The Naturals
DB77826 6 hours 8 minutes
by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
read by Kristin Allison
Seventeen-year-old Cassie, an orphan with a natural ability to read people, joins an elite group of teenage criminal profilers at a private FBI facility to help solve cold cases. But it’s an active case that draws Cassie in. Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

The Dead Will Tell
DB79218 8 hours 55 minutes
by Linda Castillo
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
In 1979, the Amish Hochstetler family was robbed, the father killed, the mother abducted, and all but one of the children died as the house burned down. Now police chief Kate Burkholder has a murder case that points to the Hochstetlers. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Follow Her Home
DB79098 7 hours 46 minutes
by Steph Cha
read by Mare Trevathan
When her friend asks Juniper Song to determine if his wealthy father is having an affair with a young employee, the Philip Marlowe fan is thrilled. But Juniper is knocked out cold the first hour on the job and it goes downhill from there. Violence and strong language. 2013.

I’ve Got You under My Skin
DB78644 8 hours 3 minutes
by Mary Higgins Clark
read by Teresa Willis
Five years ago someone killed Dr. Greg Moran while he pushed his three-year-old son on a park swing. Now his widow Laurie begins production of a reality television show on the twenty-year-old murder of a socialite, not realizing the two terrifying, unsolved cases will soon merge. Some violence. Bestseller. 2014.

The Kill Room
DB76783 13 hours 42 minutes
by Jeffery Deaver
read by various narrators
When a U.S. government sniper kills a suspected American terrorist, private investigator Lincoln Rhyme is tasked with building a case against those involved. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Skin Collector
DB78493 13 hours 17 minutes
by Jeffery Deaver
read by Edoardo Ballerini
Renowned forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme, a quadriplegic, tries to stop a psychopath inspired by the serial murderer from The Bone Collector (DB 47078). The killer marks his victims’ flesh with cryptic messages using a tattoo gun loaded with a poison that causes an agonizing death. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Family Corleone
DB77216 15 hours 0 minutes
by Edward Falco
read by Bobby Cannavale
New York, 1933. The Corleones and other crime families have prospered under Prohibition, but that may change soon. Vito Corleone pushes his seventeen-
year-old son to become a legitimate businessman. Prequel to The Godfather
(DB 25677)
. Based on an unpublished Mario Puzo screenplay. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2012.

Suspicion
DB79055 10 hours 30 minutes
by Joseph Finder
read by Kristin Allison
When stalled author Danny Goodman is unable to afford his daughter’s private school, the extremely wealthy father of Danny’s daughter’s new best friend offers a loan. But once the money is wired, the DEA claims it is drug money and forces Danny to help them. Strong language and some violence. 2014.

Little Mercies
DB79095 8 hours 25 minutes
by Heather Gudenkauf
read by Kristin Allison
Ten-year-old Jenny, alone after her father’s arrest, arrives in Cedar City searching for her grandmother. Meanwhile social worker Ellen Moore finds herself in her clients’ legal situation when a horrible oversight endangers her own child. Jenny’s and Ellen’s stories merge—especially after Jenny’s true identity is discovered. Some strong language. 2014.

Gone
DB77792 15 hours 54 minutes
by Mo Hayder
read by Jim Zeiger
Shortly after Oliver and Matilda Anchor-Ferrers and their grown daughter Lucia arrive at their country home, they are held hostage by two men. Meanwhile DI Jack Caffery’s friend finds a small dog with a note saying “help us.” Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Under a Silent Moon
DB78716 14 hours 29 minutes
by Elizabeth Haynes
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Inspector Louisa “Lou” Smith investigates the brutal murder of Polly Leuchars, whose body was found in her cottage on Hermitage Farm, where Polly worked handling horses. That same night Polly’s neighbor, Barbara Fletcher-Norman, drove her car off a cliff. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Natchez Burning
DB79053 30 hours 26 minutes
by Greg Iles
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Former prosecutor Penn Cage is determined to save his father, a beloved family doctor, accused of murdering Viola Turner, the black nurse with whom he worked in the early 1960s. But the elder Cage, claiming doctor-patient confidentiality, refuses to defend himself. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2014.

The Book of You
DB78945 10 hours 11 minutes
by Claire Kendal
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Clarissa keeps a notebook on a professor at her job who has been stalking her. Selected for a seven-week jury, Clarissa finally has some daily peace from him. But the trial illustrates how futile it is to bring charges. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Woman He Loved Before
DB77117 13 hours 23 minutes
by Dorothy Koomson
read by Adjoa Andoh
After Libby is seriously injured in a car accident, the police lead her to believe that her husband Jack may have been responsible for the death of his first wife Eve. After finding Eve’s diaries, Libby realizes that she is in danger. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

You Should Have Known
DB78498 16 hours 34 minutes
by Jean Hanff Korelitz
read by Christina Delaine
Grace Sachs is devoted to her pediatric oncologist husband, their young son, and the patients she sees in her practice. Grace has authored the book You Should Have Known, in which she cautions women against deluding themselves. But then her own delusions are exposed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Those Who Wish Me Dead
DB78661 10 hours 33 minutes
by Michael Koryta
read by Robert Petkoff
When thirteen-year-old Jace Wilson witnesses a brutal murder, he is plunged into a new life, issued a false identity, and hidden in a wilderness skills program for troubled teens. But the plan to keep Jace off the grid while police find the two killers backfires. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Karin Schaeffer Series: You Are Next, Next Time You See Me, Vanishing Girls, The Money Kill
DB78109 36 hours 14 minutes
by Katia Lief
read by Theresa Conkin
Four titles featuring former NYPD detective Karin Schaeffer, who quit the force after a serial killer she arrested escaped and murdered her husband and three-year-old daughter. In You Are Next the killer escapes again and is coming after Karin. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

NYPD Red Two
DB78491 8 hours 10 minutes
by James Patterson and Marshall Karp
read by various narrators
Detectives Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald are part of NYPD Red, an elite task force that handles New York City’s high-profile crimes. A woman of vast wealth was brutally slaughtered and placed on a Central Park carousel—the fourth in a string of killings NYPD Red investigates. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Private L.A.
DB78451 9 hours 10 minutes
by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan
read by Jay Snyder
World-renowned private investigator Jack Morgan investigates the disappearance of the most famous movie star couple in Hollywood. Thom and Jennifer Harlow are great parents, philanthropists, and just all-around good people. When they disappear from their ranch without a word, facts are hard to find. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2014.

Second Honeymoon
DB77114 7 hours 26 minutes
by James Patterson and Howard Roughan
read by various narrators
Newlyweds step into their deluxe honeymoon sauna—and never step out again. When another couple is killed while boarding a flight to Rome, it becomes clear that someone is targeting honeymooners. As FBI agent John O’Hara investigates, Special Agent Sarah Brubaker hunts another ingenious serial killer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2013.

Unlucky Thirteen
DB78496 7 hours 20 minutes
by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
read by January LaVoy
When the FBI sends San Francisco detective Lindsay Boxer a photo of a killer, Lindsay’s happy world as a new mother is shattered. The picture shows beautiful Mackie Morales—the most deranged and dangerous mind Lindsay and the Women’s Murder Club have ever encountered. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Double
DB77218 7 hours 23 minutes
by George Pelecanos
read by Dion Graham
Spero Lucas specializes in recovering stolen property, and that is exactly what Grace Kinkaid hired him to do—retrieve the valuable painting her ex-boyfriend took from her. But Grace also wants Lucas to find the violent career criminal who humiliated her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Directive
DB78659 8 hours 53 minutes
by Matthew Quirk
read by Jay Snyder
Mike Ford escapes the corrupt backrooms of Washington, in The Five Hundred (DB 75420), only to be mired in another conspiracy by his brother, who is involved in a scheme to steal a valuable secret from the trading desk of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Watching You
DB78497 12 hours 15 minutes
by Michael Robotham
read by Sean Barrett
Marnie Logan often feels like someone is watching her since her husband inexplicably vanished, leaving her unable to access his life insurance or money to care for their two children. Depressed and desperate, Marnie seeks the help of clinical psychologist Joe O’Loughlin. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Accused: A Rosato & Associates Novel
DB77868 10 hours 18 minutes
by Lisa Scottoline
read by Kristin Allison
Attorney Mary DiNunzio has just made partner and gotten engaged when she accepts a thirteen-year-old client. Eccentric genius Allegra Gardner believes that the wrong man was jailed for her sister’s murder and wants to use trust-fund money to reopen the six-year-old case. Some violence and some strong language. 2013.

Cop Town
DB79197 12 hours 15 minutes
by Karin Slaughter
read by Kristin Allison
Atlanta, 1974. Brand new police officer Kate Murphy and the more seasoned Maggie Lawson race to identify the shooter who is picking off cops in a squad rampant with misogyny, racism, and homophobia. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2014.

Moscow Noir and St. Petersburg Noir
DB78874 21 hours 0 minutes
edited by Natalia Smirnova and Julia Goumen
read by Ken Kliban
Two collections, each containing fourteen crime stories, set in various sections of the Russian cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg, revealing the country’s dark side. Translated from Russian. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

The Farm
DB78660 9 hours 26 minutes
by Tom Rob Smith
read by various narrators
Daniel believes his parents are enjoying their retirement on a remote Swedish farm, until his father calls to say that Daniel’s mother had a psychotic breakdown and is in a mental hospital. Then Daniel’s mother calls, claiming that it is all lies—and that she needs the police. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Final Victim
DB78818 12 hours 18 minutes
by Wendy Corsi Staub
read by Emily Cauldwell
Charlotte Remington Maitland has inherited the family estate after the recent death of her grandfather. She moves back home with her new husband and her teenage daughter. But to save them all, she must uncover a killer lurking in the shadows. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2006.

Nothing More Than Murder
DB78775 5 hours 41 minutes
by Jim Thompson
read by R.C. Bray
When married Joe Wilmot, a small-town movie theater manager, falls for his new housekeeper, he sets out on a tortuous path of adultery, deception, fraud, and murder. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1949.

Hidden Order: A Thriller
DB77436 12 hours 7 minutes
by Brad Thor
read by John Polk
Five people being considered to head up the Federal Reserve go missing on the same night. Covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath is summoned to Washington, D.C., and ordered to find them. Then the candidates begin turning up dead. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2013.

Carnal Curiosity
DB79312 6 hours 46 minutes
by Stuart Woods
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Stone Barrington and Dino Bacchetti investigate the world of high-end security and fraud, where insider knowledge and access are limited to a privileged few, and the wealthy are made vulnerable by the very systems meant to keep them safe. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2014.

War Stories

Cassada
DB77926 4 hours 48 minutes
by James Salter
read by Marc Vietor
Germany, 1955. Cassada, a fighter pilot assigned to a U.S. Air Force squadron, aspires to become a star in target gunnery. But he and his fellow officers experience terror when Cassada and a comrade fly too high and run out of fuel in a heavy rain. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2000.

Sword of Honor
DB78494 24 hours 36 minutes
by Evelyn Waugh
read by Simon Prebble
The scion of a decaying English Catholic family tries to find meaning in defending idealistic values against Nazi barbarism. But as the fighting wears on, the realities of war overwhelm him. Comprises three novels: Men at Arms, Officers and Gentlemen, and Unconditional Surrender. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1966.

Westerns

The Eagles Legacy; The Killing; Dry Gulch Ambush; Kill Crazy
DB79222 32 hours 39 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Joe Wilson
Four novels written between 2011 and 2014 feature Duff MacCallister. He saves his fiancée who was being attacked by the sheriff’s sons, only to have her die in the crossfire. Duff flees the Scottish Highlands for the New World’s Wyoming Territory. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Taggart
DB78718 4 hours 31 minutes
by Louis L’Amour
read by Todd Fox
Chased by the deadliest lawman in the West, Taggart is running for his life through the heart of Apache Country. He is convinced that nothing can detain him—until he meets a girl travelling with a mule pack train loaded with pure raw gold. 1959.

Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West
DB78839 5 hours 31 minutes
by Seth MacFarlane
read by Alec Volz
Realizing that death is everywhere on the frontier, sheep farmer Albert Stark does everything possible to avoid it. But when his girlfriend leaves him over his cowardly ways, Stark fights back with the help of a beautiful gunslinger. Movie tie-in. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Last Kind Words Saloon
DB79378 3 hours 44 minutes
by Larry McMurtry
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Fictional account traces the friendship between Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday from the town of Long Grass to Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show in Denver, then to Mobetie, Texas, and finally to Tombstone, Arizona, culminating with the famed gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2014.

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Adult Nonfiction

Adventure

Rescue of the Bounty: Disaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy
DB79084 8 hours 59 minutes
by Michael J. Tougias and Douglas A. Campbell
read by Patrick Downer
Coauthor of King Philip’s War (DB 50412) and journalist analyze decisions that led to the catastrophic voyage of the replica HMS Bounty—built for the 1962 film Mutiny on the Bounty—from Connecticut into the face of superstorm Sandy in 2012. Details efforts to rescue the crew from the sinking vessel. 2014.

The Mountain: My Time on Everest
DB78694 11 hours 49 minutes
by Ed Viesturs and David Roberts
read by John Polk
Viesturs, an American mountaineer, recounts historical expeditions to the summit of Mount Everest and describes the dangerous allure of the world’s most famous mountain. Includes attempts made by George Mallory, Sir Edmund Hillary, Scott Fischer, Rob Hall, and his own seven successful climbs of the earth’s highest peak. 2013.

Animals and Wildlife

Dog Sense: How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet
DB78867 14 hours 4 minutes
by John Bradshaw
read by Patrick Downer
Discussing research in human-animal interactions, anthrozoologist Bradshaw explains how people are not relating to their dogs as the companions they are. Examines the evolution of dogs and what today’s dogs need from their human counterparts. 2011.

Katie Up and Down the Hall: The True Story of How One Dog Turned Five Neighbors into a Family
DB78600 7 hours 31 minutes
by Glenn Plaskin
read by Glenn Plaskin
Memoir by a celebrity journalist who found a family after adopting a cocker spaniel puppy. Plaskin credits his dog Katie’s vivacious personality with allowing him to make connections with several of the neighbors on his floor in their Battery Park City high-rise in Lower Manhattan. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

Arts

Dancing through It: My Journey in the Ballet
DB78446 9 hours 29 minutes
by Jenifer Ringer
read by Catherine Frels
Ringer relates joining the nationally acclaimed New York City Ballet in 1989 at age sixteen, becoming a soloist, being let go briefly because of eating-disorder-related weight gain, marrying a fellow dancer, managing her body image, and responding to critics’ comments. 2014.

Biography

Stronger
DB78603 7 hours 30 minutes
by Jeff Bauman
read by Jeff Woodman
Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman, who saw one of the perpetrators moments before the explosion, reflects on his time in the hospital, learning to use prosthetic legs, the love and support of his family, and his renewed sense of purpose. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

My Accidental Jihad: A Love Story
DB79317 7 hours 24 minutes
by Krista Bremer
read by Kristin Allison
Bremer relates her life growing up in a secular family in California, moving to North Carolina and meeting her eventual husband—a devout Libyan immigrant, and their decision to get married after Bremer discovered she was pregnant. Discusses challenges they faced due to their differing cultures and religions. 2014.

Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina
DB78843 8 hours 6 minutes
by Misty Copeland
read by Carol Dines
Ballerina recounts her experiences as the first African American soloist for the American Ballet Theatre in New York City. Explains her status as a latecomer to dancing at the age of thirteen and details her personal struggles with food, racism, and self-doubts. 2014.

Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever’s Search for the Truth about Everything
DB78509 8 hours 44 minutes
by Barbara Ehrenreich
read by Barbara Ehrenreich
Author of Nickel and Dimed (DB 52291) and Bait and Switch (DB 61157), who has labeled herself a rationalist, an atheist, and a scientist by training, relates her attempts to understand mystical experiences she had as a girl. Discusses her atheist upbringing and teenage quest. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams
DB78941 9 hours 32 minutes
by Joseph J. Ellis
read by Lou Harpenau
Considers the life, ideas, and lasting impact of statesman, diplomat, Founding Father, and second president of the United States, John Adams (1735–1826). 2001.

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me about Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything
DB77759 8 hours 50 minutes
by Chris Hadfield
read by Chris Hadfield
Former commander of the International Space Station discusses the ways his training and experiences in engineering, astronautics, and space exploration prepared him to deal with worst-case scenarios. Provides details about day-to-day life in space, the physical effects on the body, and the return to Earth. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Hanns and Rudolf: The True Story of the German Jew Who Tracked Down and Caught the Kommandant of Auschwitz
DB78913 12 hours 23 minutes
by Thomas Harding
read by Jon Huffman
Considers the life of Lieutenant Hanns Alexander (1917–2006), a German-born Jewish refugee who, as a lead investigator on the British War Crimes Investigation Team, tracked down Nazi leaders after World War II, including Rudolf Höss, the infamous commander of the Auschwitz concentration camp. Violence. 2013.

Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation
DB78567 19 hours 9 minutes
by Judith Mackrell
read by Catherine Byers
Profiles six notable women who personified the changing mores of the 1920s: actresses Tallulah Bankhead and Diana Cooper, poet and heiress Nancy Cunard, painter Tamara de Lempicka, author Zelda Fitzgerald, and dancer Josephine Baker. 2013.

Samurai: The Last Warrior; a History
DB78466 11 hours 14 minutes
by John Man
read by Andy Pyle
Considers the ancient warrior code of conduct known as Bushido and its impact on Japanese culture by exploring the life of Saigo Takamori (1828–1877), known as the “last samurai,” who led a revolt against foreign influence and a rapidly modernizing Imperial Japanese Army. Violence. 2014.

A Volcano beneath the Snow: John Brown’s War against Slavery
DB79152 8 hours 47 minutes
by Albert Marrin
read by Michael Scherer
Examines the life of abolitionist John Brown (1800–1859) and the raid he led on the United States arsenal at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in 1859. Explores his religious zealotry, his belief in “righteous violence,” and his commitment to domestic terrorism. Some violence. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2014.

The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography
DB78585 20 hours 8 minutes
by Miriam Pawel
read by Barry Bernson
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter details the life of Latino activist Cesar Chavez, founder of the United Farm Workers. Provides a detailed account of Chavez’s successes and shortcomings in the fight for the rights of migrant laborers, his use of strikes and boycotts to achieve his goals, and his controversial leadership style. 2014.

The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince
DB78594 24 hours 14 minutes
by Jane Ridley
read by Eva Wilhelm
Historian granted rare access to royal archives examines the life of England’s King Edward VII (1841–1910), known to his intimates as Bertie. Explores Edward’s relationships with women, including his mother—Queen Victoria—and his wife, sisters, daughters, and mistresses. Offers what the author calls a revisionist account of Edward’s reign. 2013.

Love, Nina: A Nanny Writes Home
DB78667 8 hours 0 minutes
by Nina Stibbe
read by Nina Stibbe
Stibbe’s letters to her sister chronicle the author’s life as a nanny for the two sons of London Review of Books editor Mary-Kay Wilmers and her ex-husband, film director Stephen Frears, during the 1980s. Includes the conversations of her young charges and observations about Wilmers’s social circle. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Rose of Martinique: A Life of Napoleon’s Josephine
DB78566 23 hours 13 minutes
by Andrea Stuart
read by Nona Pipes
Recounts the life of Empress Josephine (1763–1814), from her early years on her family’s sugar plantation on the Caribbean island of Martinique to her tumultuous marriage to Napoleon Bonaparte. 2003.

The Hiltons: The True Story of an American Dynasty
DB78602 19 hours 18 minutes
by J. Randy Taraborrelli
read by Robert Petkoff
Author of Elizabeth (DB 63718) and The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe
(DB 69558)
examines the Hilton family of hotel fame. Includes patriarch and family dynasty founder Conrad; his son Nicky, who married Elizabeth Taylor; and his socialite great-granddaughter Paris. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris
DB78903 11 hours 15 minutes
by Edmund White
read by Joe Peck
Author of City Boy (DB 71333) chronicles moving to Paris in 1983 and remaining in France for the next fifteen years. Reflects on lovers, life as an American expatriate, and friends such as Marie-Claude de Brunhoff, who helped him navigate the country. Some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2014.

Blindness and Physical Disabilities

That God’s Work Be Displayed: What I Saw after I Lost My Sight
DB78979 3 hours 20 minutes
by John H. Erickson
read by Gary Telles
Personal account of the spiritual journey of a man who was given Last Rites at age sixteen following a series of medical challenges that led to vision loss and seizures. Saved by a risky experimental procedure and guided by faith, Erickson finds renewal and a deep sense of purpose. 2013.

For the Benefit of Those Who See: Dispatches from the World of the Blind
DB77851 9 hours 29 minutes
by Rosemary Mahoney
read by Rosemary Mahoney
Educator and author of Down the Nile (DB 67048) describes her experiences teaching at a school for the blind in India. Details her fears and the challenges of translating the sighted world for her students. Also profiles the founder of the school, Sabriye Tenberken. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Business and Economics

Forty Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World
DB78733 13 hours 27 minutes
by Howard G. Buffett
read by Robert Sams
Howard Buffett—a farmer and son of legendary investor Warren Buffett—chronicles his world travels on a philanthropic mission to give economic opportunities to the people most in need. Explains the ways that lessons from farming and agriculture helped him connect with the individuals he assists. Foreword by Warren Buffett. 2013.

The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America’s Food Business
DB78390 12 hours 30 minutes
by Christopher Leonard
read by Karl Miller
Journalist investigates the business of American meat. Examines the consolidation and monopolization of the production of beef, chicken, and pork during the latter half of the twentieth century. Considers the impact on farmers, supermarkets, consumers, and the overall economy. 2014.

Capital in the Twenty-First Century
DB78789 31 hours 2 minutes
by Thomas Piketty
read by Michael Scherer
Economist explores the dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of wealth. Analyzing data from twenty countries, Piketty posits that contemporary structures of capital and inequality undermine democratic values, and have not been modified as much as previously believed. Translated from the French. Bestseller. 2014.

Things a Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of the Creative Mind
DB78604 6 hours 21 minutes
by Biz Stone
read by Jonathan Davis
Cofounder of microblogging service Twitter presents his ideas on thinking creatively and differently to allow for entrepreneurial success. Reflects on his work with other blogging platforms—Xanga and Blogger—and the influence those experiences had on his development of Twitter. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
DB78250 13 hours 0 minutes
by Brad Stone
read by Pete Larkin
Business journalist profiles Amazon.com and its founder Jeff Bezos (born 1964). Examines the practices Bezos employed to expand Amazon through the dot-com crash of the late 1990s that enabled the retailer to become a technology and media behemoth in the early twenty-first century. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Career and Job Training

Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder
DB78640 9 hours 44 minutes
by Arianna Huffington
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group describes her wake-up call—a fall caused by exhaustion—and the ways it led her to reexamine the traditional definition of success. Explains the importance of balancing money and power with well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving. Bestseller. 2014.

Consumerism

Miss Manners Minds Your Business
DB77777 9 hours 52 minutes
by Judith Martin and Nicholas Ivor Martin
read by Jill Ferris
Miss Manners and her son use humor to urge readers to recognize the difference between professional and social manners. They detail steps to creating a work identity and tackle common office hazards such as job interviews, rude customers, business travel, irritating colleagues, and office parties. 2013.

Crime

Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century
DB77316 12 hours 15 minutes
by Peter Graham
read by Gary Tipton
Describes the notorious 1954 New Zealand matricide committed by teenage friends Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme, who later became bestselling mystery writer Anne Perry. Discusses the girls’ plans to run away and become writers, their trial and prison terms, and their lives since their release. Some violence. 2013.

Blood Royal: A True Tale of Crime and Detection in Medieval Paris
DB78142 8 hours 55 minutes
by Eric Jager
read by Rene Auberjonois
Historical account of the investigation of the 1407 murder of Louis of Orleans, who often ruled in place of his brother, mad King Charles VI. Describes chief law enforcement officer Guillaume de Tignonville’s discovery of political conspiracies that led to civil war and an English invasion. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed; a Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings
DB78946 6 hours 29 minutes
by Michelle Knight
read by Kristin Allison
Knight explains how troubled her life was even before her kidnapping in 2002 at age twenty-one by Cleveland school bus driver Ariel Castro. Details the ordeal she endured with two others, their escape in 2013, and their lives since then. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2014.

A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea
DB77810 8 hours 32 minutes
by Richard Phillips
read by Robert Sams
Merchant marine Phillips describes being taken hostage by Somali pirates who hijacked his ship the Maersk Alabama off the coast of Africa in April 2009 and his rescue by Navy SEALs five days later. Basis for the 2013 movie starring Tom Hanks. Some violence and some strong language. 2010.

Practice to Deceive
DB77859 10 hours 2 minutes
by Ann Rule
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Investigates the December 2003 murder of thirty-three-year-old Russel Douglas on Whidbey Island, Washington. Discusses the backgrounds of several suspects, including Douglas’s estranged wife, and the police work that ultimately led to the convictions of two people in 2011. Some violence and some strong language. 2013.

The Mad Sculptor: The Maniac, the Model, and the Murder That Shook the Nation
DB78801 11 hours 6 minutes
by Harold Schechter
read by Todd Fox
Editor of True Crime (DB 68386) relates the brutal 1937 murders of model Veronica Gedeon, her mother, and their boarder by an artist obsessed with Veronica’s sister. Lurid press attention and the presence of celebrity defense attorney Samuel Leibowitz fed the 1930s’ appetite for sensational homicides. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Siege: Sixty-eight Hours inside the Taj Hotel
DB78254 13 hours 11 minutes
by Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy
read by Ken Kliban
Minute-by-minute account of the November 26, 2008, terrorist assault on targets in Mumbai, India, including the luxurious Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, where hundreds were held hostage. Details the attackers’ backgrounds, the police response, and the heroism of the Taj staff and guests. Violence and strong language. 2013.

A Serial Killer in Nazi Berlin: The Chilling True Story of the S-Bahn Murderer
DB78465 7 hours 6 minutes
by Scott Andrew Selby
read by Jack Fox
Examines the life and crimes of Paul Ogorzow, a serial killer and rapist in Nazi Germany who used his railway job, Brownshirts membership, wartime blackouts, and the censorship of news about his crimes to commit multiple brutal attacks. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2014.

Diet and Nutrition

Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar—Your Brain’s Silent Killers
DB78601 9 hours 21 minutes
by David Perlmutter
read by Peter Ganim
Neurologist argues that grains—wheat and rice products—along with sugar, fruit, and other carbohydrates are the dietary source of health issues such as Alzheimer’s disease, ADHD, migraines, and Parkinson’s disease. Advocates for lifestyle changes to reduce the consumption of carbohydrates and gluten. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Vegetarian Crusade: The Rise of an American Reform Movement, 1817–1921
DB77731 12 hours 45 minutes
by Adam D. Shprintzen
read by Jeff Allin
Historian documents the development of vegetarianism through the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, considering it as both a social and nutritional movement. Profiles prominent reformers, including John Harvey Kellogg, Sylvester Graham, and William Alcott. Places vegetarianism in context with other movements such as transcendentalism, pacifism, and temperance. 2013.

Ten-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse
DB79385 3 hours 8 minutes
by JJ Smith
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Promising a weight loss of up to fifteen pounds, increased energy, and a clearer mind, a nutritionist outlines how to shop for and prepare ten days’ worth of smoothies designed to jumpstart a healthier lifestyle. Includes detox methods, testimonials, and tips for continued health. Bestseller. 2014.

Education

The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change
DB78942 6 hours 50 minutes
by Adam Braun
read by Scott Reynolds
Founder of Pencils of Promise—an international educational nonprofit—recounts changing careers in his mid-twenties, from working on Wall Street to community organizing. Discusses the personal qualities needed for doing such work. Bestseller. 2014.

Family

Masterminds and Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World
DB77790 11 hours 52 minutes
by Rosalind Wiseman
read by Kristin Allison
Educator and author of Queen Bees and Wannabes (DB 55407) researches the best ways to communicate with and support boys. Offers insights into boys’ social hierarchies, unwritten rules, relationships, language, behavior, discipline, and interactions with media. Some strong language. 2013.

General

There’s More to Life Than This: Healing Messages, Remarkable Stories, and Insight about the Other Side from the Long Island Medium
DB77721 7 hours 28 minutes
by Theresa Caputo
read by Anne Hancock
The star of the reality television show Long Island Medium explains her proclaimed ability to communicate with the dead. Describes the fear this provoked in her as a child, her gradual acceptance of her ability as a gift from God, and anecdotes from her decade-long career. Bestseller. 2013.

Government and Politics

Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance
DB78724 10 hours 34 minutes
by Julia Angwin
read by Kerry Dukin
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist reveals the methods that governments, organizations, companies, and criminals use to scoop up personal data from the Internet. Describes the techniques she employed to evade those “dragnets”—such as not using Gmail or Google’s search engine—and discusses untraceable technology options. 2014.

A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power
DB79049 8 hours 4 minutes
by Jimmy Carter
read by Bill Wallace
Former U.S. president Carter (born 1924) synthesizes reports of violence and discrimination against women across the world, with particular attention to restrictions and abuses based on religious principles. Concludes with twenty-three proposed actions to improve the situation for women. Bestseller. 2014.

The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor
DB79087 12 hours 13 minutes
by William Easterly
read by Mark Delgado
Economist examines global poverty and posits that experts often recommend solutions that fix immediate problems without addressing the systemic political factors that created them in the first place. Easterly calls for a major reconsideration of our approach to global economic development, focusing squarely on the rights of the poor. 2013.

Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics
DB78872 13 hours 54 minutes
by Terry Golway
read by Robert Sams
Historian reexamines the legacy of the infamous Tammany Hall, known for its institutionalized cronyism and corruption in New York City politics. Details its record of fighting for immigrants’ rights—especially for the Irish—and social reforms. Profiles famous politicians attached to it including Al Smith and William “Boss” Tweed. 2014.

Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy
DB78792 36 hours 2 minutes
by Andrew Preston
read by Mark Ashby
Cambridge University historian examines the role of religion in the development and deployment of American foreign policy. Traces the influence of religious principles from the early days of the Jamestown settlement in the 1600s to the war on terror in the 2000s. 2012.

Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets
DB77811 10 hours 33 minutes
by Peter Schweizer
read by Bob Moore
Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute, exposes what he says is the corrupt way Washington politicians conduct the nation’s business. Alleges that representatives and senators pay to get plum committee assignments, misuse PACs, and shake down special interest groups for campaign donations. Offers suggestions for reform. 2013.

A Fighting Chance
DB78668 11 hours 19 minutes
by Elizabeth Warren
read by Elizabeth Warren
United States senator from Massachusetts Warren (born 1949) details her family history, early years as a lawyer, and advocacy of consumer protections. Explains her vision for the ways the government can assist in the stabilization of the middle class. Narrated by the author. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2014.

Humor

Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You
DB78951 9 hours 51 minutes
by Greg Gutfeld
read by Don Feldheim
Conservative television personality explores the nature of contemporary “cool,” censures its acolytes, and calls for reclaiming the ability to define the quality. Advocates being true to oneself and not following trends. Bestseller. 2014.

Ketchup Is a Vegetable: And Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves
DB79051 6 hours 29 minutes
by Robin O’Bryant
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Columnist explores life as a married mother of three girls. Discusses the challenges and joys of everyday life, including vacations, grocery shopping, and school. Reveals feelings of insecurity, love, and fright that accompany being a parent. Shares stories, such as the time her toddlers hid her birth control pills. 2011.

Legal Issues

The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind—and Changed the History of Free Speech in America
DB77778 11 hours 47 minutes
by Thomas Healy
read by Bill Wallace
Law professor analyzes the events that led to 1919 dissent of Supreme Court Justice Holmes in the First Amendment case Abrams vs. United States. Examines previous decisions in opposition to the view expressed in the dissent, correspondence with interested parties, and influential personal relationships. 2013.

Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution
DB78597 3 hours 28 minutes
by John Paul Stevens
read by Daniel Hagen
Former United States Supreme Court justice argues for changes to the Constitution, most notably to the Second Amendment. Other suggested revisions include prohibiting partisan gerrymandering of legislative districts, ending the death penalty, and implementing campaign-finance reform. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Literature

Levels of Life
DB77700 3 hours 20 minutes
by Julian Barnes
read by Andy Pyle
Man Booker Prize winner for The Sense of an Ending (DB 73935) pens an essay on love and grief after the unexpected 2008 passing of his wife of thirty years, literary agent Pat Kavanagh. Bestseller. 2013.

The Dream of the Great American Novel
DB78868 24 hours 9 minutes
by Lawrence Buell
read by Gregory Gorton
Harvard professor surveys the trajectory of our national fiction against the ideal of the Great American Novel endeavor. Analysis begins with classic works of Hawthorne and Melville and extends through the late twentieth century. 2014.

The MOST of Nora Ephron
DB77787 25 hours 11 minutes
by Nora Ephron
read by
Writings by the Oscar nominee Ephron (1941–2012) include essays, the screenplay for When Harry Met Sally, the novel Heartburn, and her last unpublished play Lucky Guy. Topics range from the personal to the political. Introduction by New Yorker editor Robert Gottlieb. Some strong language. 2013.

Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid
DB77840 3 hours 15 minutes
by Nikki Giovanni
read by Margaret Strom
Collection of seventy-eight poems and essays by the author of The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni, 1968–1998 (DB 69494). “Artichoke Soup” is a paean to a favorite meal. Other subjects examined include nature, music, friends, and family. 2013.

The Empathy Exams: Essays
DB79099 8 hours 55 minutes
by Leslie Jamison
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Eleven essays by a woman who works as a medical actor, simulating symptoms for medical students to diagnose. Jamison explores the meaning of empathy in everyday life, as well as in a medical context. In the title essay she discusses her work with future doctors in training. Strong language. Bestseller. 2014.

The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories
DB79093 6 hours 19 minutes
by Marina Keegan
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Collection of essays and short stories by Keegan (1989–2012), who was killed in a car accident five days after her college graduation. In the title essay—which appeared in the graduation issue of the Yale Daily News—she reflects on the bright future awaiting the graduates. Bestseller. 2014.

Praying Drunk: Stories, Questions
DB78909 7 hours 0 minutes
by Kyle Minor
read by Andy Pyle
Stories and essays contemplating the answers to fundamental questions. “The Question of Where We Begin” contemplates how far back we can go to lay blame. “There Is Nothing but Sadness in Nashville” is the tale of a man dealing with his brother’s failings. Strong language. 2014.

Country Girl: A Memoir
DB77111 13 hours 34 minutes
by Edna O’Brien
read by Edna O’Brien
Author of The Country Girls (DB 24916) and Night (DB 33262) reminisces about growing up in Ireland. Describes her childhood in County Clare, apprenticeship at a pharmacist’s shop in Dublin, and literary high life in London and New York in the 1960s. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2013.

Medicine and Health

The Diabetes Breakthrough: Based on a Scientifically Proven Plan to Lose Weight and Cut Medications
DB78416 12 hours 0 minutes
by Osama Hamdy and Sheri R. Colberg
read by Kerry Dukin
Details a Harvard Medical School clinical obesity program adapted for home use by type 2 diabetics. Provides a week-by-week lifestyle, diet, and exercise regimen designed to improve health and decrease medications. Gives specific eating plans and measurable exercise sessions that can help reverse the progression of the disease. 2013.

The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind
DB78519 15 hours 44 minutes
by Michio Kaku
read by John Polk
Theoretical physicist examines advances in brain research that once could only be imagined in science fiction. Explores possibilities such as connecting brains to computers to power exoskeletons for those with paralyzed limbs, learning new subjects through artificial memory, and constructing a “brain-net” to link minds across the world. Bestseller. 2014.

Call the Nurse: True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isle
DB78586 9 hours 57 minutes
by Mary J. MacLeod
read by Kerry Dukin
Memoir of a nurse who worked on the pseudonymously named island of Papavray off the coast of Scotland in the 1970s. Details the culture shock of moving to Papavray after living in southern England, island life, and the challenges of raising two young boys. 2012.

The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory Loss
DB78434 15 hours 27 minutes
by Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins
read by Scott Reynolds
Fifth edition of guide for families whose members suffer from dementia. Covers related social, medical, psychological, financial, and legal problems and suggests possible solutions. Includes information on hospice, assisted facility care, and advances in medical research. Updates The 36-Hour Day (DB 52028). 2011.

Music

Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture
DB78809 15 hours 52 minutes
by Hisham D. Aidi
read by Jeremy Edwinn Gage
Political scientist examines the integration of music with political activism amongst Muslims. Focuses on hip-hop, jazz, and reggae in addition to regional genres. Profiles activists and musicians from the 1800s through the early twenty-first century. 2014.

On My Way: The Untold Story of Rouben Mamoulian, George Gershwin, and Porgy and Bess
DB77608 10 hours 23 minutes
by Joseph Horowitz
read by Ray Hagen
Music critic for the New York Times examines the development of the seminal American opera Porgy and Bess. Traces the ways director Rouben Mamoulian transformed DuBose Heyward’s novella Porgy and George Gershwin’s music to create a stage hit. 2013.

Face the Music: A Life Exposed
DB78915 16 hours 6 minutes
by Paul Stanley
read by Andy Pyle
Rhythm guitarist for the rock band KISS details his childhood in a dysfunctional family and describes the congenital defect that left him partially deaf and without a right ear, driving him to immerse himself in music and stagecraft. Recalls the influences in his personal and professional lives. Strong language. Bestseller. 2014.

Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington
DB77714 19 hours 58 minutes
by Terry Teachout
read by Jake Williams
Wall Street Journal drama critic profiles jazz virtuoso Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (1899–1974). Details Ellington’s early life in Washington, D.C., as the son of a butler and grandson of a slave, his personal relationships, and his career as a bandleader and composer. 2013.

Nature and the Environment

A Climate of Crisis: America in the Age of Environmentalism
DB78865 12 hours 47 minutes
by Patrick Allitt
read by Kurt Elftmann
History professor argues that polarization of interests in environmental concerns is impeding the development of solutions to those concerns. Recounts how landmark events such as Three Mile Island and Love Canal led to reforms. Details the interwining of politics with both sides of the environmental debate. 2014.

Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants
DB78620 14 hours 3 minutes
by Jane Goodall
read by various narrators
Naturalist Goodall investigates the secret world of plants by exploring her family garden in England and the forest surrounding her home in Africa. Introduces botanists from around the globe and the Millennium Seed Bank, which conserves seeds from eighty countries. Recommends steps for protecting plants. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Limber: Essays
DB79219 3 hours 1 minute
by Angela Pelster
read by Mare Trevathan
Seventeen essays exploring the history of the world through trees. “Mango” is a discourse on the tree, the fruit, and the color. “The Boys of Lake Karachay” is a meditation on the influence of humans on the surrounding environment and vice versa. 2014.

Poetry

Roget’s Illusion
DB79018 1 hour 52 minutes
by Linda Bierds
read by Laura Giannarelli
Collection of thirty-three poems by the author of Ghost Trio (DB 41011). Uses the conundrum of Roget’s Illusion—that a wheel moving forward when filmed appears to be moving backward or not at all—as the beginning metaphor for many of the pieces. 2014.

Poetry of the First World War
DB78841 14 hours 35 minutes
edited by Tim Kendall
read by Andy Pyle
An anthology of verse dealing with the Great War, which raged across the globe from 1914 to 1918. Includes poems by Thomas Hardy, W.B. Yeats, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Graves; by soldier-poets Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, and Rupert Brooke; and popular music-hall and trench songs. Violence. 2013.

The Poets’ Corner: The One-and-Only Poetry Book for the Whole Family
DB78553 6 hours 33 minutes
edited by John Lithgow
read by various narrators
Tony Award winner Lithgow shares some of his favorite poems for families. Includes “Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll, “How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways (Sonnet 43)” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks, and “The Emperor of Ice Cream” by Wallace Stevens. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2007.

Psychology and Self-Help

The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know
DB79313 7 hours 18 minutes
by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman
read by Kristin Allison
Journalists examine the field of neuroscience for research into what makes a person confident and how lack of confidence affects leadership abilities, feelings of fulfillment, and success. Pays particular attention to the experience of women. Offers suggestions on how to feel more confident. Bestseller. 2014.

An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an Eleven-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny
DB78948 7 hours 5 minutes
by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski
read by Kristin Allison
Former New York City advertising executive reflects on meeting a young black panhandler named Maurice in 1986 and the development of their friendship. Details her own youth as the daughter of an alcoholic and Maurice’s dysfunctional home life. Focuses on how each transformed the other’s life. 2011.

Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time
DB78910 13 hours 46 minutes
by Brigid Schulte
read by Carol Dines
Journalist studies the phenomenon of overscheduling in American culture, especially among women. Examines the myth of the supermom—and dad—and presents anthropological evidence to dispute the notion that childcare is innately a female role. Explores methods that could lead to a less overwhelmed life. 2014.

Religion

Your Guide to the Jewish Holidays: From Shofar to Seder
DB79039 6 hours 41 minutes
by Matt Axelrod
read by Peter Johnson
Jewish cantor takes a light-hearted look at the eleven most important Jewish holidays. Instead of simply explaining the obligations of the Jewish faith as expressed in biblical texts, Axelrod shows where each holiday, along with its rituals, came from in a historical context. 2014.

Band of Angels: The Forgotten World of Early Christian Women
DB78906 13 hours 33 minutes
by Kate Cooper
read by Catherine Byers
A professor shines a light on the women of the early Christian movement in antiquity and explores how women from all walks of life played an invaluable role in the faith’s expansion throughout the world. 2013.

The New Reform Judaism: Challenges and Reflections
DB78573 13 hours 21 minutes
by Dana Evan Kaplan
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Rabbi argues that Reform Judaism must find a clear and compelling theology to thrive in America. Traces its history and discusses contemporary issues of worship, practice, values, and ethics. Considers topics such as Humanistic Judaism, Messianic Jews, Jubus (Jews interested in Buddha), and Jews for Jesus. 2013.

An Atheist’s History of Belief: Understanding Our Most Extraordinary Invention
DB79037 9 hours 46 minutes
by Matthew Kneale
read by John Haag
Historical overview of various expressions of religious faith, from prehistory to the present, in which anxiety is considered to be the major driving force of religion. 2014.

In Search of the Christian Buddha: How an Asian Sage Became a Medieval Saint
DB78984 7 hours 44 minutes
by Donald S. Lopez and Peggy McCracken
read by George Holmes
Two scholars explore the medieval Christian tale of Barlaam and Josaphat, which, they propose, is actually the story of Siddhartha Gautama—the Buddha—the telling of which slowly evolved in cultural retellings as travelers made their way along the Silk Road to the West. 2014.

Making Good Habits, Breaking Bad Habits: Fourteen New Behaviors That Will Energize Your Life
DB76697 5 hours 5 minutes
by Joyce Meyer
read by Sandra McCollom
Author of Never Give Up (DB 68923) and other faith-based books examines negative behavior patterns and discusses fourteen good habits, including responsibility, generosity, and happiness. Encourages putting God first. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Great Christian Thinkers: From the Early Church through the Middle Ages
DB78354 18 hours 34 minutes
by Pope Benedict XVI
read by Don Feldheim
Pope Benedict XVI discusses seventy philosophers who helped shape the intellectual and spiritual life of the Catholic Church, including Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, and Saint Gertrude the Great. Offers examples of piety, justice, and truth over hundreds of years. 2007.

Incognito: Lost and Found at Harvard Divinity School
DB79005 8 hours 55 minutes
by Andrea Raynor
read by Kristin Allison
United Methodist minister describes her years at Harvard Divinity School and the road to becoming ordained. Relates the emotional and political struggles she had with the idea of becoming a minister, and explores her relationships with family members and their support of her journey. 2014.

The Great Partnership: Science, Religion, and the Search for Meaning
DB78791 12 hours 27 minutes
by Jonathan Sacks
read by Mark Ashby
Rabbi argues for the compatibility of religion and science. Sacks proposes that acceptance of religious belief does not preclude the acknowledgment of scientific theory, and that together religion and science allow for a more complete understanding of the world. 2011.

Learning to Walk in the Dark
DB79081 5 hours 23 minutes
by Barbara Brown Taylor
read by Faith Potts
Former minister explores the meaning of darkness in spiritual journeys through experiences with and scholarly investigation of the dark. Discusses spelunking in a cave, learning to navigate the world as if blind, and scriptural readings. Posits that the dark is where most spiritual growth happens. 2014.

The Answer to Bad Religion Is Not No Religion: A Guide to Good Religion for Seekers, Skeptics, and Believers
DB78936 4 hours 41 minutes
by Martin Thielen
read by Tom Burch
A pastor uses personal stories to illustrate the dangers of religion that is judgmental, anti-intellectual, and legalistic, and offers a positive vision of Christianity for those who might otherwise abandon it. 2014.

The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World
DB79101 6 hours 59 minutes
by Desmond M. Tutu and Mpho A. Tutu
read by Jim Zeiger
Nobel Peace Prize laureate and his daughter, both Anglican priests, discuss the process and benefits of forgiving. Contrasts the revenge cycle versus the forgiveness cycle. Includes meditations, rituals, and exercises to assist the reader. 2014.

The End and the Beginning: Pope John Paul II—the Victory of Freedom, the Last Years, the Legacy
DB77396 28 hours 48 minutes
by George Weigel
read by Ken Kliban
Continuing the biography of Pope John Paul II begun in Witness to Hope (DB 49018), Weigel uses Soviet archives to investigate the Communist Party’s attempts to curtail the pre-papal Karol Wojtyla’s battle against totalitarianism. Also discusses Wojtyla’s quest for Christian unity and other accomplishments of his papacy. 2010.

After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters
DB78635 13 hours 5 minutes
by N.T. Wright
read by Bill Wallace
Biblical scholar uses scripture to explain the ways Christian character is formed through worship, mission, and following Jesus. Addresses the question of why we exist and offers examples of virtue in action. Companion to Simply Christian (DB 63581). 2010.

Science and Technology

Faraday, Maxwell, and the Electromagnetic Field: How Two Men Revolutionized Physics
DB78973 11 hours 29 minutes
by Nancy Forbes and Basil Mahon
read by Gary Telles
Examination of the lives of Michael Faraday (1791–1867) and James Clerk Maxwell (1831–1879) and their contributions in the development of physics. Discusses Faraday’s early life of poverty—and the challenges he faced because of his background—and Maxwell’s ability to support Faraday’s theories with mathematical formulas. 2014.

Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes
DB79082 10 hours 16 minutes
by Svante Pääbo
read by Mark Ashby
Geneticist from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology draws upon his extensive work in sequencing the Neanderthal genome in 2009 to disclose what DNA reveals to us about the lives and extinction of our hominin relatives. 2014.

Newton’s Football: The Science behind America’s Game
DB78800 9 hours 7 minutes
by Allen St. John and Ainissa G. Ramirez
read by Kerry Dukin
Journalist St. John and engineer Ramirez examine the game of football and discuss the behavioral and mechanical science concepts behind it. The authors explore the notion that chaos theory—as explained to them by MacArthur Fellow Stephan Wolfram—is the underpinning for Cincinnati Bengals’ coach Sam Wyche’s no-huddle. 2013.

Social Sciences

The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities
DB78428 8 hours 37 minutes
by Will Allen
read by Barry Bernson
Allen, a former professional basketball player and executive for Kentucky Fried Chicken and Procter and Gamble, describes his 1993 purchase and transformation of an abandoned lot in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, into a sustainable urban farm. Details the ways his organization, Growing Power, seeks to bring communities together and improve public health. 2012.

The Hard Way on Purpose: Essays and Dispatches from the Rust Belt
DB78947 9 hours 7 minutes
by David Giffels
read by Erik Sandvold
English professor examines living in Akron, Ohio—part of the “Rust Belt”—in twenty-three essays. “The Chosen Ones” compares Giffels’s life in Akron to that of basketball player LeBron James, who attended the same high school sixteen years after the author graduated. 2014.

Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas
DB78898 8 hours 24 minutes
by Cass R. Sunstein
read by Kurt Elftmann
Harvard law professor and former administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (2009–2012) provides a collection of essays. Covers topics such as conspiracy theories, climate change, same-sex marriage, animal rights, fear, and more. 2014.

The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap
DB78899 15 hours 37 minutes
by Matt Taibbi
read by Robert Sams
Journalist examines the growing wealth disparity in the United States and how it affects the justice system. Taibbi asks why it appears that people with low incomes and few resources are more likely to be convicted of crimes, especially with much white-collar crime going unprosecuted. Bestseller. 2014.

Sports and Recreation

Driven: From Homeless to Hero; My Journeys on and off Lambeau Field
DB78683 6 hours 56 minutes
by Donald Driver
read by John Polk
Former Green Bay Packers receiver discusses the hardships of his youth in Houston; his fourteen-year NFL career, including the Super Bowl victory that capped the 2010 season; family life; and winning TV’s Dancing with the Stars. 2013.

The King of Sports: Football’s Impact on America
DB78797 13 hours 1 minute
by Gregg Easterbrook
read by Anne Hancock
Explores the history and popularity of American gridiron football—the most popular spectator sport in the country. Details how football became deeply ingrained in United States culture and society and probes its darker sides, including corruption and player concussions. 2013.

Becoming Mr. October
DB78647 10 hours 12 minutes
by Reggie Jackson and Kevin Baker
read by Jack Fox
Baseball all-star and World Series champion Reggie Jackson chronicles his ups and downs in the New York Yankees organization, focusing on two formative years, 1977 and 1978. Details his often-troubled relationships with fellow players, owner George Steinbrenner, and manager Billy Martin, and the unrelenting pressure of the media spotlight. 2013.

Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s
DB78690 20 hours 41 minutes
by Jeff Pearlman
read by John Polk
Sports journalist chronicles the history of the Los Angeles Lakers from 1979 to 1991. Discusses the team’s acquisition of top draft pick Earvin “Magic” Johnson, five championships, and Johnson’s HIV-positive diagnosis and subsequent retirement. Profiles player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, owner Jerry Buss, coach Pat Riley, and others in the franchise. Bestseller. 2014.

The Fight of Their Lives: How Juan Marichal and John Roseboro Turned Baseball’s Ugliest Brawl into a Story of Forgiveness and Redemption
DB78974 7 hours 36 minutes
by John Rosengren
read by Gregory Gorton
Explores a notorious, televised, fourteen-minute brawl between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers in Candlestick Park on August 22, 1965, which mirrored racial and ethnic tensions in the United States. Violence. 2014.

American Jews and America’s Game: Voices of a Growing Legacy in Baseball
DB78674 21 hours 58 minutes
by Larry Ruttman
read by J.P. Linton
Traces the Jewish influence on America’s pastime, from legendary stars like Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax to owners, coaches, and lesser-known players. Explores Jewish identity and appreciation for the game with fans such as former congressman Barney Frank and lawyer Alan Dershowitz. Foreword by baseball commissioner Allan “Bud” Selig. 2013.

Stage and Screen

The Greatest Movies You’ll Never See
DB78869 11 hours 42 minutes
edited by Simon Braund
read by Jeff Allin
Profiles of films from the 1920s through the 2010s that began the production process but were never released. Analyzes the personalities behind the films, what led to the abandonment of the projects, and the chances for the films eventually being completed and released. 2013.

Still Foolin’ ʼEm: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?
DB77537 8 hours 44 minutes
by Billy Crystal
read by Barry Bernson
Sixty-five-year-old comedian and actor Billy Crystal (born 1948) looks back at his accomplishments. Highlights his happy Long Island childhood, career success, and family life. Ponders the realities and humor of aging. Strong language. Bestseller. 2013.

The $11 Billion Year: From Sundance to the Oscars, an Inside Look at the Changing Hollywood System
DB78587 11 hours 57 minutes
by Anne Thompson
read by Kerry Dukin
Journalist chronicles the movies of 2012—a record-breaking year for domestic ticket sales—through film festivals and awards ceremonies. Discusses the success of Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Hunger Games, Argo, Django Unchained, Amour, and other motion pictures. Profiles the producers and actors involved. 2014.

Travel

Shores of Knowledge: New World Discoveries and the Scientific Imagination
DB77814 7 hours 45 minutes
by Joyce Appleby
read by Mark Delgado
History professor recounts the travels of explorers, from Christopher Columbus to Charles Darwin, and argues that their discoveries spurred scientific advances. Details expeditions such as Magellan’s circumnavigation attempt, and discusses the development of natural history collections and philosophical societies. 2013.

The Other Side of Paradise: Life in the New Cuba
DB78911 8 hours 55 minutes
by Julia Cooke
read by Kerry Dukin
Stories of regular Cuban people encountered by journalist Julia Cook over a period of five years of exploring Havana. These vignettes capture the daily life and future prospects of twenty-first-century Cuba. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Train: Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World—from the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief
DB78808 12 hours 6 minutes
by Tom Zoellner
read by Peter Johnson
Journalist and author of Uranium (DB 69262) explores the history of railroads across the world. From Britain, where the steam locomotive was invented, to the bullet trains of China, Zoellner samples the many modes of railway travel and explains their importance in history and economic development. 2014.

U.S. History

The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, an American Legend
DB78804 15 hours 36 minutes
by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
read by Bill Burton
Examination of the life of Red Cloud (1821?–1909), leader of the Oglala Sioux, who created a coalition of Plains Indians that successfully waged war against the United States Army between 1866 and 1868. Discusses his challenges in early childhood, battle tactics, and eventual rise to statesman. 2013.

Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry That Forged a Nation
DB78516 18 hours 13 minutes
by John Ferling
read by Ray Foushee
Analyzes the competing visions for America in the 1790s as manifested in the conflicts between Alexander Hamilton, the young nation’s first treasury secretary, and Thomas Jefferson, who would become its third president. Explores the rivalry between the two Founding Fathers and their different interpretations of the role of government. 2013.

Our America: A Hispanic History of the United States
DB78528 17 hours 29 minutes
by Felipe Fernández-Armesto
read by Kerry Dukin
History professor examines the Hispanic past of the United States, from Spain’s colonization of Puerto Rico in 1505 to the twenty-first-century debate over immigration reform. Encourages the embrace of Hispanic culture and posits that doing so would be to the nation’s advantage and enrichment. 2014.

Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America
DB78643 13 hours 51 minutes
by Elliott J. Gorn
read by Gary Tipton
Biography of Mary Harris “Mother” Jones (1837–1930), labor organizer and self-described hell-raiser who advocated for children’s, women’s, immigrants’, and workers’ rights. Discusses her role in protests and strikes—including the 1886 Haymarket Massacre, the 1897 United Mine Workers strike and the 1903 Children’s Crusade—that defined the modern American labor movement. Violence and strong language. 2001.

The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight
DB78787 16 hours 23 minutes
by Winston Groom
read by Steven Carpenter
Author of Shiloh 1862 (DB 74383) and Vicksburg 1863 (DB 68947) profiles three celebrated aviation pioneers and recounts their service during World War II: World War I flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker, Charles Lindbergh, and Jimmy Doolittle—who in 1929 was the first to fly using instruments only. 2013.

The Civil War in the West: Victory and Defeat from the Appalachians to the Mississippi
DB78904 15 hours 28 minutes
by Earl J. Hess
read by Peter Johnson
Professor examines the western theater of the U.S. Civil War and explores how federal forces conquered and held the West, a region rich in agricultural resources and manpower. 2012.

The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story
DB77110 7 hours 48 minutes
by Lily Koppel
read by Orlagh Cassidy
Discusses the role of the military wives whose husbands were chosen for the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions during the late fifties through the early seventies. Focuses on Louise Shepard, Betty Grissom, and Annie Glenn. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Founders at Home: The Building of America, 1735–1817
DB78741 18 hours 12 minutes
by Myron Magnet
read by J.P. Linton
Historian profiles intellectual and military leaders of the American Revolution: William Livingston, the Lees of Stratford Hall, George Washington, John Jay, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. Discusses the influence of their upbringing on their political views and the ways their homes, like Jefferson’s Monticello, reflected their ideals. 2014.

Warrior Nations: The United States and Indian Peoples
DB78848 8 hours 51 minutes
by Roger L. Nichols
read by Lou Harpenau
Historian examines the relationship between the United States government and Native American tribes from the late 1700s to the late 1800s. Analyzes why the military option was so frequently chosen through a chronological series of case studies of individual wars. Some violence. 2013.

Citizen Explorer: The Life of Zebulon Pike
DB78763 16 hours 46 minutes
by Jared Orsi
read by Patrick Downer
Biography of American brigadier general and explorer Zebulon Montgomery Pike (1779–1813), who embarked on a series of legendary expeditions seeking the headwaters of the Mississippi River and the sources of the Arkansas and Red Rivers, and who discovered the mountain later named after him—Pike’s Peak. 2014.

An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964
DB78688 12 hours 54 minutes
by Todd S. Purdum
read by Jack Fox
Describes bipartisan legislative efforts to bar racial discrimination in employment, education, and public accommodations in the United States. Discusses President John Kennedy, who sent the Civil Rights Act to Congress as a bill; President Lyndon Johnson, who signed it into law; and other individuals who made its passage possible. 2014.

The Kennedy Half-Century: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy
DB78369 29 hours 53 minutes
by Larry J. Sabato
read by Joe Peck
Political scientist Sabato offers an evaluation of John F. Kennedy’s political legacy fifty years after the president’s 1963 assassination. Addresses his early career, religion, successes and failures, death, and influence on policies and politics. 2013.

All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt
DB78732 22 hours 8 minutes
by John Taliaferro
read by Mark Delgado
Biography of statesman John Hay (1838–1905), who served as personal secretary to Abraham Lincoln and secretary of state under William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. Details Hay’s political activity, diplomatic assignments, and personal relationships with nineteenth-century luminaries. 2013.

War

Monty’s Men: The British Army and the Liberation of Europe
DB78757 14 hours 54 minutes
by John Buckley
read by Barry Bernson
Examines the military forces of Great Britain under Field Marshall Sir Bernard Law “Monty” Montgomery as they confronted Hitler’s Germany at the close of the Second World War. Reappraises the strength and influence of the British across the battlefields of Europe. Violence. 2013.

Act of War: Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the Capture of the Spy Ship Pueblo
DB78846 15 hours 24 minutes
by Jack Cheevers
read by various narrators
Recounts the capture by North Korea of the USS Pueblo, an American Navy intelligence ship, in the Sea of Japan in January 1968. Probes the brutal treatment of the crew and how the Johnson administration narrowly avoided a second Korean War. Violence and strong language. 2013.

The Gun
DB78680 21 hours 53 minutes
by C.J. Chivers
read by John Polk
Former military journalist recounts the history of assault rifles, including Mikhail Kalashnikov’s AK-47 and its descendants, such as the AKM and the AKS. Discusses the invention, distribution, and use of the weapons and the consequences of their global availability. 2010.

Operation Barbarossa: Nazi Germany’s War in the East, 1941–1945
DB79046 5 hours 16 minutes
by Christian Hartmann
read by Barry Bernson
Historian reconstructs the war between Nazi Germany and Stalin’s Soviet Union that raged between 1941 and 1945. The conflict was unprecedented in the scale of the destruction that it wrought and the deep scars that it left behind. Originally published in German. 2011.

Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War
DB78009 29 hours 53 minutes
by Max Hastings
read by Dan Bloom
British historian uses archives and first-person accounts to chronicle the political, diplomatic, and military events that led to World War I, which he blames primarily on Germany. Describes the failure of the warring countries’ armies to keep pace with technology and the suffering endured by their civilian populations. 2013.

Forgotten Ally: China’s World War II, 1937–1945
DB78900 17 hours 15 minutes
by Rana Mitter
read by Mary Kane
Historian considers what he posits is the often-neglected part played by China in World War II. Mitter argues for the centrality of the Chinese people’s contributions in the conflict, which crucially shaped their world view and has impacted foreign policy until the present day. 2013.

The War Below: The Story of Three Submarines That Battled Japan
DB77397 16 hours 4 minutes
by James Scott
read by Bill Burton
Journalist recounts the missions of the Silversides, Drum, and Tang submarines in the World War II Pacific theater. Details life aboard the vessels and shares reminiscences from sailors who served. 2013.

A Savage Conflict: The Decisive Role of Guerrillas in the American Civil War
DB78691 19 hours 12 minutes
by Daniel E. Sutherland
read by Jon Huffman
Historian considers the role of guerrilla warfare in the Civil War. Posits that even though Confederate leaders initially embraced the tactic, it eroded discipline, cohesiveness, and support for the central government in its war against the Union. 2009.

Defiant: The POWs Who Endured Vietnam’s Most Infamous Prison, the Women Who Fought for Them, and the One Who Never Returned
DB78764 18 hours 5 minutes
by Alvin Townley
read by Gary Telles
Chronicles the experiences of eleven American prisoners of war in Vietnam who were held in the infamous prison dubbed “Alcatraz” between 1967 and 1973. Explores the work of their families back home who spearheaded the nationwide POW/MIA movement and brought awareness to the plight of American soldiers. Violence and strong language. 2014.

Women’s Concerns

Bumpology: The Myth-Busting Pregnancy Book for Curious Parents-To-Be
DB78971 15 hours 4 minutes
by Linda Geddes
read by Margaret Strom
Prompted by her own first pregnancy, science journalist investigates old wives’ tales, news reports, and governmental regulations surrounding pregnancy and childbirth. Covers nutrition, body reactions, exercise, the birth process, newborns, sleep, breastfeeding, subsequent pregnancies, and more. Expanded from a fourteen-part series originally published by New Scientist. 2013.

World History

Foundation: The History of England from Its Earliest Beginnings to the Tudors
DB78581 17 hours 49 minutes
by Peter Ackroyd
read by Lou Harpenau
Chronicles England from the prehistoric Mesolithic era of 10,000 B.C.E. through the Roman, Viking, Saxon, and Norman conquests to the death of the first Tudor king in 1509. Discusses the evolutions in government, religion, laws, climate, and everyday life. 2011.

Tudors: The History of England from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I
DB78807 21 hours 30 minutes
by Peter Ackroyd
read by George Holmes
Acclaimed British writer explores the history of the Tudor dynasty in England, from Henry VIII’s (1491–1547) cataclysmic break with Rome to the epic rule of Elizabeth I (1533–1603). 2012.

The Battle for the Fourteenth Colony: America’s War of Liberation in Canada, 1774–1776
DB78471 19 hours 44 minutes
by Mark R. Anderson
read by Andy Pyle
Examines the American colonies’ campaign to bring Quebec into the Continental confederation and free Canadians from British rule. Details military operations by colonial fighters and Canadian partisans against loyalist forces and assesses the impact of America’s first foreign war of liberation. Violence. 2013.

The Secret Rooms: A True Story of a Haunted Castle, a Plotting Duchess, and a Family Secret
DB78527 16 hours 32 minutes
by Catherine Bailey
read by Kerry Dukin
Television producer chronicles her quest to learn the truth about the ninth Duke of Rutland, John Manners, who died in 1940 in the archives room of the family estate—which was then sealed off for sixty years. Examines Manners’s youth and the questions surrounding his service during World War I. 2012.

A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran
DB78837 13 hours 54 minutes
by Shane Bauer and others
read by Gary Tipton
Chronicle of three Americans’ experiences after being taken into custody while hiking on the Iran-Iraq border by Iranian guards on suspicion of spying. Details their imprisonment, Shourd’s eventual release on humanitarian grounds, and Fattal’s and Bauer’s trial and conviction for illegal entry and espionage before they, too, were released. 2014.

Heretics and Heroes: How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World
DB78469 12 hours 5 minutes
by Thomas Cahill
read by Lou Harpenau
Historian examines artistic and scientific advances, power struggles, religious schisms, and world explorations between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries that set the stage for the modern age. Sequel to Mysteries of the Middle Ages
(DB 78328)
. 2013.

Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839–42
DB78258 19 hours 55 minutes
by William Dalrymple
read by Lou Harpenau
Historian examines the British invasion of Afghanistan in 1839 and the three-year occupation that followed, during which the previously deposed Shah Shuja was installed as king. Draws parallels from this time period to the state of Afghanistan in the early twenty-first century. Violence and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City
DB78580 12 hours 8 minutes
by Joan DeJean
read by Kerry Dukin
The evolution of the city of Paris from its medieval French past to the celebrated “City of Light.” Explores the seventeenth-century urban planning that created Europe’s first great walking city and the diverse social, political, and artistic forces that gave birth to the modern metropolis. 2014.

Haiti: The Aftershocks of History
DB78975 13 hours 15 minutes
by Laurent Dubois
read by Mark Ashby
Considers the history of the Caribbean nation of Haiti, from the establishment of the republic in 1804, through the years of post-independence instability, American occupation, twentieth-century dictatorships, and the 2010 earthquake. 2012.

Revolutionary Russia 1891–1991: A History
DB78755 11 hours 0 minutes
by Orlando Figes
read by Jack Fox
Historian examines the evolution of the USSR, from the famine that ravaged Russia in 1891 until the dissolution of the Soviet state in 1991. Details the rise of the Bolsheviks, the consolidation and expansion of the nation in the Stalin years, and the Cold War confrontation with the West. 2014.

The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World
DB78582 10 hours 37 minutes
by Greg Grandin
read by Jack Fox
Author of Fordlandia (DB 69852) investigates American captain Amasa Delano’s 1805 discovery of a distressed Spanish ship in the South Pacific that had been taken over by its African slaves—an event that inspired Herman Melville’s novella Benito Cereno. Discusses the slave trade in the Americas and its horrors. Violence. 2014.

Story of a Death Foretold: The Coup against Salvador Allende; September 11, 1973
DB78641 20 hours 36 minutes
by Oscar Guardiola-Rivera
read by Alec Volz
Analysis of the 1973 coup in Chile that overthrew the government of Salvador Allende and brought General Augusto Pinochet to power. Explores the coup’s lasting impact on Latin American relations and the roles of the Nixon administration, CIA, and U.S.-based multinational corporations in the outcome. 2009.

The Tragedy of the Templars: The Rise and Fall of the Crusader States
DB79086 11 hours 58 minutes
by Michael Haag
read by Mark Ashby
Historian examines the Knights Templar, a religious order of fighting knights dedicated to defending the Holy Land and Christian pilgrims in the decades after the First Crusade. Some violence. 2012.

Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest for Primitive Art
DB78754 11 hours 12 minutes
by Carl Hoffman
read by Jon Huffman
Award-winning journalist explores the enduring mystery of Michael Rockefeller’s 1961 disappearance in New Guinea while on a quest for aboriginal art. Retracing Rockefeller’s steps, Hoffman offers a reconstruction of the fate that befell the heir of one of America’s richest families. 2014.

Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program That Brought Nazi Scientists to America
DB78452 19 hours 28 minutes
by Annie Jacobsen
read by Annie Jacobsen
History of the clandestine program that brought top minds of the Third Reich to the United States after Germany’s defeat. Focuses on more than a dozen scientists who contributed their expertise in rocketry and medicine to help America during the Cold War. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2014.

Midnight’s Descendants: A History of South Asia since Partition
DB78424 17 hours 34 minutes
by John Keay
read by Bill Burton
Chronicles the turbulent history of the nations that have emerged from the “midnight hour partition” of the former British Indian Empire in August 1947: India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Explores the impact of modernization, economic growth, and religious fundamentalism. Discusses efforts at regional cooperation. Violence. 2014.

Who Discovered America? The Untold History of the Peopling of the Americas
DB78980 8 hours 56 minutes
by Gavin Menzies and Ian Hudson
read by Mark Ashby
Citing DNA evidence and linguistic and archaeological discoveries, British historians propose an account of exploration and settlement of the Americas by various Asian and European cultures in antiquity that began much earlier than previously estimated. 2013.

The Norman Conquest: The Battle of Hastings and the Fall of Anglo-Saxon England
DB78662 19 hours 24 minutes
by Marc Morris
read by George Holmes
Details the Battle of Hastings between William I, Duke of Normandy, and Harold II, the last Anglo-Saxon King of England, in October 1066. Discusses the Bayeux Tapestry, the Domesday Book, and other primary sources. Analyzes the consequences of William’s victory, which laid the foundation for modern-day Great Britain. 2012.

The Time Traveler’s Guide to Elizabethan England
DB78588 15 hours 26 minutes
by Ian Mortimer
read by Barry Bernson
British historian uses primary sources to portray everyday life during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558–1603). Describes the people, landscape, religion, homes, food, fashion, medicine, law, and entertainment of the era. Companion to The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England (DB 77509). 2012.

North Africa: A History from Antiquity to the Present
DB78664 18 hours 46 minutes
by Phillip C. Naylor
read by Ray Childs
Traces North Africa’s role in Western history, from the time of the pharaohs through the Middle Ages to the rise of the transcultural hubs of postcolonial Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, and Western Sahara. 2009.

The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words, 1000 BC–1492 AD
DB78511 21 hours 12 minutes
by Simon Schama
read by Ken Kliban
Chronicles the history of the Jewish people, from the Israelites’ return to Egypt in the fifth century B.C.E. to the expulsion of the Sephardim from Spain in 1492. Considers the roots, growth, and evolution of Judaism. Based on the 2013 BBC and PBS television documentary series. 2013.

Ship of Death: A Voyage That Changed the Atlantic World
DB78838 9 hours 37 minutes
by Billy G. Smith
read by Jack Fox
Considers the transatlantic voyage of the British ship the Hankey, which, in an attempt to establish an anti-slavery colony in West Africa in 1792, inadvertently brought mosquitoes infected with yellow fever to ports in the Caribbean and on the Atlantic coast, resulting in the deaths of tens of thousands. 2013.

The Bosnia List: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Return
DB78916 12 hours 38 minutes
by Kenan Trebincevic and Susan Shapiro
read by Andy Pyle
Memoir of journalist who immigrated to the United States in 1993 with his family to escape ethnic cleansing in Bosnia. Reflects on the time preceding his family’s immigration, including his father’s and brother’s two-week incarceration in a concentration camp, and their return to Bosnia in 2011. Some violence. 2014.

Hotel Florida: Truth, Love, and Death in the Spanish Civil War
DB78902 16 hours 28 minutes
by Amanda Vaill
read by Mark Ashby
Traces the intertwined destinies of three influential couples in the turmoil of Madrid in 1936: author Ernest Hemingway and journalist Martha Gellhorn; photographers Robert Capa and Gerda Taro; and the Spanish Foreign Press Office’s Arturo Barea and Ilsa Kulcsar. Violence. 2014.

Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World
DB78478 21 hours 56 minutes
by Alison Weir
read by Kristin Allison
Biography of the first Tudor queen, Elizabeth of York (1466–1503), whose marriage to King Henry VII united the houses of York and Lancaster and ended the Wars of the Roses. Discusses the daily life of the medieval royals and Elizabeth’s influence on her family, including her son Henry VIII. 2013.

The General and the Jaguar: Pershing’s Hunt for Pancho Villa; a True Story of Revolution and Revenge
DB78526 12 hours 51 minutes
by Eileen Welsome
read by Bruce Huntey
Describes the 1916–17 expedition led by General John “Black Jack” Pershing against the forces of the Mexican revolutionary General Francisco “Pancho” Villa after Villa’s deadly attack on the town of Columbus, New Mexico. 2006.

Ukraine: Birth of a Modern Nation
DB78422 12 hours 11 minutes
by Serhy Yekelchyk
read by Jack Fox
Survey of Europe’s second-largest country, Ukraine, and its history through the 2004 Orange Revolution. Chronicles the twentieth-century revolution, famine, and Nazi and Soviet occupations. Highlights the nation’s 1991 independence and emergence as a modern state. 2007.

Books for Children

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

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Children’s Fiction

Adventure

Day of Doom: The 39 Clues; Cahills vs. Vespers, Book 6
DB78561 6 hours 25 minutes
by David Baldacci
read by David Pittu
While delivering the final ransom item, orphans Amy and Dan discover Vesper One’s terrifying endgame: the objects he demanded are vital pieces in a plot that will harm millions of innocent people. The siblings scramble to stop the impending disaster. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2013.

What We Found in the Sofa and How It Saved the World
DB77116 8 hours 39 minutes
by Henry Clark
read by Bryan Kennedy
River, Freak, and Fiona discover a mysterious sofa sitting at their bus stop. They search it for loose change and find a rare zucchini-colored crayon that launches them into the middle of an evil plot to conquer the world. For grades 6-9 and older readers. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Hunters: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 3
DB79376 12 hours 8 minutes
by John Flanagan
read by Erik Sandvold
Determined to recover the Andomal and to prevent the pirate Zavac from doing more damage, Hal and his brotherband crew pursue Zavac to the lawless fortress of Raguza to face him in a one-on-one fight to the finish. For grades 5-8. 2012.

Into the Gauntlet: The 39 Clues, Book 10
DB78507 7 hours 9 minutes
by Margaret Peterson Haddix
read by David Pittu
After a whirlwind clue hunt that has taken them across five continents, orphan siblings Amy and Dan face the most difficult challenge yet. Can they succeed when, over five hundred years, their famous ancestors have failed? Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2010.

Escape: Island, Book 3
DB78616 2 hours 34 minutes
by Gordon Korman
read by Holter Graham
Trying to survive on a desert island was difficult enough, but one of the kids is seriously injured and needs help immediately. Escape—something that they could only hope for—has become a matter of life and death. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2001.

The Medusa Plot: The 39 Clues; Cahills vs. Vespers, Book 1
DB78556 5 hours 24 minutes
by Gordon Korman
read by David Pittu
One by one, distress calls start coming in from around the globe. Cahills are being kidnapped by a shadowy group known only as the Vespers. Now orphans Amy and Dan Cahill have only days to fulfill a bizarre ransom request. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2011.

One False Note: The 39 Clues, Book 2
DB78499 4 hours 9 minutes
by Gordon Korman
read by David Pittu
Orphans Amy and Dan Cahill are spotted on a train, in hot pursuit of a clue in their worldwide hunt. But the police report a break-in at an elite hotel, and the suspects’ descriptions are suspiciously similar to the siblings.’ Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2008.

Shipwreck: Island, Book 1
DB78614 2 hours 34 minutes
by Gordon Korman
read by Holter Graham
Six troubled kids who were sent out to sea for a character-building experience are shipwrecked on a desert island. The adults are gone, and the quest for survival begins. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2001.

Survival: Island, Book 2
DB78615 2 hours 58 minutes
by Gordon Korman
read by Holter Graham
After being shipwrecked on a desert island, six kids struggle to find food, shelter, and water. A plane arrives, but thoughts of rescue disappear when they realize that they are dealing with deadly smugglers. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2001.

Eye of the Storm
DB78972 7 hours 3 minutes
by Kate Messner
read by Mary Kane
Jaden’s meteorologist father, who has just returned from four years in Russia conducting weather experiments not permitted in the United States, invites her to spend the summer with him in an area constantly ravaged by monster storms. But what she discovers is terrifying. For grades 5-8. 2012.

Bringing Down the Mouse
DB79373 7 hours 56 minutes
by Ben Mezrich
read by Erik Sandvold
A mathematically gifted sixth grader is recruited by a group of students to game the system at the biggest theme park in the world—and win the prize. For grades 4-7. 2014.

Wild Born: Spirit Animals
DB78815 5 hours 38 minutes
by Brandon Mull
read by Nicola Barber
In the world of Erdas, four children separated by vast distances all undergo the same ritual. Each of them is bonded with a great beast, and now they must confront a dark force. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2013.

Storm Warning: The 39 Clues, Book 9
DB78506 4 hours 47 minutes
by Linda Sue Park
read by David Pittu
Orphan siblings Amy and Dan hit the high seas as they follow the trail of some infamous ancestors to track down a long-lost treasure. But the real prize is not hidden in a chest. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2010.

Above World Trilogy: Above World, Mirage, Horizon
DB78855 23 hours 53 minutes
by Jenn Reese
read by Gabriella Cavallero
In Above World the Coral Kampii, like legendary mermaids, live underwater, isolated from dwellers of the dry land. But when the devices that allow them to breathe start to fail, thirteen-year-old Aluna and her friend Hoku go to the forbidden place to find help. For grades 6-9. 2014.

The Maze of Bones: The 39 Clues, Book 1
DB78288 5 hours 10 minutes
by Rick Riordan
read by David Pittu
Orphans Amy and Dan Cahill learn at their grandmother’s funeral that they each can claim a million-dollar inheritance now or compete against family members in an elaborate scavenger hunt that promises even bigger riches. To win they must collect thirty-nine clues. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2008.

Vespers Rising: The 39 Clues, Book 11
DB78508 6 hours 19 minutes
by Rick Riordan and others
read by David Pittu
Fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill and her younger brother Dan thought they could return to their regular lives after they found all the clues that safeguard their family’s great power. But powerful enemies, the Vespers, have been waiting in the shadows. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2011.

Jake Ransom and the Howling Sphinx
DB78949 10 hours 2 minutes
by James Rollins
read by Erik Sandvold
When Jake and his older sister Kady are transported back to Pangaea, the strange world of lost civilizations, they must find the truth behind the Eye of Ra in order to survive. Sequel to Jake Ransom and the Skull King’s Shadow (DB 69919). For grades 5-8. 2011.

A King’s Ransom: The 39 Clues; Cahills vs. Vespers, Book 2
DB78557 4 hours 46 minutes
by Jude Watson
read by David Pittu
The Vespers are demanding a map that belonged to Marco Polo as ransom for Cahill family members. Siblings Amy and Dan search Eastern Europe for the map and make a terrifying discovery about one of their supposed allies. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2011.

Animals

Clifford Takes a Trip
DB78607 0 hours 10 minutes
by Norman Bridwell
read by Kirsten Krohn
Summer vacation means more time for Emily Elizabeth to play with Clifford. But this summer her family is going far away—so far that Clifford cannot come. Clifford follows them anyway and finds Emily Elizabeth just in the nick of time. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 1966.

Clifford at the Circus
DB78610 0 hours 10 minutes
by Norman Bridwell
read by Stephanie D’Abruzzo
Clifford the big red dog hits the big top, but this is no time for clowning around. Clifford needs to save the circus and rescue Emily Elizabeth. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 1977.
Clifford the Big Red Dog
DB78605 0 hours 7 minutes
by Norman Bridwell
read by Stephanie D’Abruzzo
Emily Elizabeth has a big red dog—the biggest, reddest dog on her street—and his name is Clifford. Clifford is so big that when he runs after cars, he catches them in his mouth, and his doghouse is bigger than Emily Elizabeth’s house. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 1963.

Clifford the Small Red Puppy
DB78606 0 hours 11 minutes
by Norman Bridwell
read by Stephanie D’Abruzzo
When Emily Elizabeth first brings Clifford home, he is a tiny puppy. Then, with a simple wish, Clifford begins to grow and grow until he is too big. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 1972.

Clifford’s Birthday Party
DB78613 0 hours 11 minutes
by Norman Bridwell
read by Stephanie D’Abruzzo
Everyone wants to give Clifford a special birthday present. In the end the big red dog gets the best gift of all—his family and friends there to celebrate with him. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 1988.

Clifford’s Christmas
DB78612 0 hours 10 minutes
by Norman Bridwell
read by Stephanie D’Abruzzo
It is Christmastime, and as Emily Elizabeth and Clifford count down the days to their favorite holiday, Clifford gets a tree, a stocking, and a surprise under the mistletoe. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 1984.

Clifford’s Good Deeds
DB78608 0 hours 12 minutes
by Norman Bridwell
read by Stephanie D’Abruzzo
Clifford has a good heart, but whenever he tries to do good deeds for others, they always seem to backfire. But finally the big red dog manages to save the day. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 1975.

Clifford’s Happy Easter
DB78609 0 hours 9 minutes
by Norman Bridwell
read by Stephanie D’Abruzzo
Clifford loves helping Emily Elizabeth, but his big red paws break eggs instead of painting them. A huge tub of dye colors a lot more than Easter eggs as the big red dog and Emily get ready for an unforgettable holiday. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 2007.

Clifford’s Pals
DB78611 0 hours 11 minutes
by Norman Bridwell
read by Stephanie D’Abruzzo
When Clifford and his pals spend the day playing at a construction site, they get into all sorts of trouble. They decide that next time they will play somewhere safe—and a lot more fun. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 1985.

Survivors: The Empty City, A Hidden Enemy, Darkness Falls, The Broken Path
DB78798 28 hours 29 minutes
by Erin Hunter
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Four fantasy novels about dogs in a strange and dangerous new world. In The Empty City, after a devastating earthquake, Lucky changes his stance on being a lone dog and teams up with a few other hounds to improve their chances of survival. For grades 4-7. 2012.

Memoirs of a Hamster
DB78669 0 hours 11 minutes
by Devin Scillian
read by Jeff Allin
Though Seymour, a pet hamster, thinks life is perfect inside his cage, Pearl the family cat talks Seymour into exploring the sunroom outside the cage. But once he’s out, Seymour misses his cozy—and safe—home. For grades K-3 and older readers. 2013.

Family

The Boy on the Porch
DB77781 2 hours 40 minutes
by Sharon Creech
read by Erik Sandvold
After they find a mysterious mute boy asleep on their front porch, John and Marta decide to take him in until his parents return. But as one happy day follows another, they wonder how long their time with the boy will last. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2013.

The Magic Trap
DB79381 5 hours 1 minute
by Jacqueline Davies
read by Erik Sandvold
Siblings Evan and Jessie try to put on a show in the face of an approaching hurricane, but nothing prepares them for what blows into town—their long-lost dad. Sequel to The Candy Smash (DB 79322). For grades 3-6. 2014.

When the Butterflies Came
DB79048 7 hours 22 minutes
by Kimberley Griffiths Little
read by Abigail Maupin
When Tara Doucet’s grandmother dies, the family falls apart around her. But her grandmother left Tara and her sister Riley clues to follow, to uncover the truth behind her death and her scientific research. For grades 5-8. 2013.

The Truth of Me: About a Boy, His Grandmother, and a Very Good Dog
DB77419 1 hour 15 minutes
by Patricia MacLachlan
read by Dave Corey
Robbie and his dog Ellie spend the summer with his grandmother Maddy. Robbie learns why his musician parents are emotionally distant and also discovers a few things about himself—and in the process has great fun. For grades 2-4 and older readers. 2013.

Crow
DB79100 7 hours 56 minutes
by Barbara Wright
read by Erik Sandvold
In 1898, Moses Thomas’s summer vacation does not go exactly as planned. He must contend with family problems and the ever-changing alliances among his friends at the same time that he is exposed to the escalating racial tensions in North Carolina. Some violence. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2012.

Fantasy

How to Be a Pirate
DB78726 2 hours 56 minutes
by Cressida Cowell
read by David Tennant
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III’s Viking training continues as his father leads a stranger and the Hairy Hooligans to the Isle of Skullions in search of a pirate’s treasure. Sequel to How to Train Your Dragon (DB 78725). Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2005.

How to Cheat a Dragon’s Curse
DB78728 3 hours 21 minutes
by Cressida Cowell
read by David Tennant
Young Viking Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III must rescue his best friend Fishlegs from the deadly disease vorpentitis. The only cure is almost impossible to find: a potato. Sequel to How to Speak Dragonese (DB 78727). Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2007.

How to Speak Dragonese
DB78727 3 hours 14 minutes
by Cressida Cowell
read by David Tennant
Young Viking Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III escapes a boatload of Roman soldiers and searches for a kidnapped dragon. Sequel to How to Be a Pirate
(DB 78726)
. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2006.

How to Train Your Dragon
DB78725 3 hours 32 minutes
by Cressida Cowell
read by David Tennant
The adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III as he tries to pass the initiation test of his Viking clan, the tribe of the Hairy Hooligans, by catching and training a dragon. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2004.

A Snicker of Magic
DB78816 8 hours 14 minutes
by Natalie Lloyd
read by Cassandra Morris
The Pickle family relocates to Midnight Gulch, Tennessee, a town that legend says was once magic. But Felicity is convinced the enchantment is still there, and with the help of her new friend Jonah the Beedle she hopes to revive it. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2014.

The Runaway King
DB78372 8 hours 28 minutes
by Jennifer A. Nielsen
read by Charlie McWade
Weeks after orphan Sage, now Prince Jaron, takes the throne, a friend-turned-foe gives him a deadly warning. As rumors of war swirl, Jaron fights to save his kingdom. Sequel to The False Prince (DB 78371). Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2013.

The Shadow Throne
DB78373 8 hours 54 minutes
by Jennifer A. Nielsen
read by Charlie McWade
King Jaron of Carthya, the orphan Sage from The Runaway King (DB 78372), faces war with his enemy, the king of Avenia. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2014.

Leopards’ Gold: Chronicles of the Red King, Book 3
DB78619 8 hours 0 minutes
by Jenny Nimmo
read by John Keating
Years after Stones of Ravenglass (DB 78618), Timoken’s children must learn to use their own magical endowments—for good or evil. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2013.

The Secret Kingdom: Chronicles of the Red King, Book 1
DB78617 5 hours 44 minutes
by Jenny Nimmo
read by John Keating
Prince Timoken hails from a secret kingdom and possesses magical gifts from a jinni. When invaders attack his peaceful land, Timoken and his sister Zobayda flee in search of a new home. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2011.

Stones of Ravenglass: Chronicles of the Red King, Book 2
DB78618 5 hours 46 minutes
by Jenny Nimmo
read by John Keating
Timoken, now a magician king, has found a new home in Britain. But an evil steward takes control of the castle, imprisons Timoken, and wreaks havoc on surrounding villages. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2012.

The Eighth Day
DB79157 7 hours 17 minutes
by Dianne K. Salerni
read by Joe Peck
Orphan Jax Aubrey doesn’t expect much on his thirteenth birthday, but when he discovers there’s an extra day squeezed between Wednesday and Thursday, whose origins are rooted in Arthurian legend, it’s clear his life will never be the same. For grades 5-8. 2014.

The Sasquatch Escape
DB77066 3 hours 24 minutes
by Suzanne Selfors
read by Bryan Kennedy
Ten-year-old Ben is disappointed when he is sent to live with his grandpa in the boring town of Buttonville. But his discovery of a baby dragon and a hospital for imaginary creatures launches Ben and his friend Pearl on a beast-hunting adventure. For grades 3-6. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Real Boy
DB78799 6 hours 47 minutes
by Anne Ursu
read by Jack Fox
On a magical island where wizards used to live are the city of Asteri, a forest called the Barrow, and an orphan boy named Oscar, who is the shop assistant for the magician Caleb. When something sinister preys on the young, Oscar and his friend Callie must save the city. For grades 4-7. 2013.

Friendship

Willow and the Snow Day Dance
DB77784 0 hours 11 minutes
by Denise Brennan-Nelson
read by Gabriella Cavallero
When her family moves into a new home, Willow makes friends with all of their neighbors—even the unsmiling Mr. Larch—with her endless enthusiasm and generosity. During a warm winter, Willow asks her neighbors to help her make snow fall. For grades K-3. 2011.

The Scarlet Dragon: The Kingdom of Wrenly, Book 2
DB79383 0 hours 37 minutes
by Jordan Quinn
read by Guy Williams
A newly hatched, rare scarlet dragon comes under the special protection of the king and Prince Lucas, so when the dragon becomes ill, Lucas and Clara set out for the forest of Burth to find the vixberries needed for a cure. For grades 2-4. 2014.

Growing Up

The Dark
DB77065 0 hours 7 minutes
by Lemony Snicket
read by Neil Gaiman
Laszlo is afraid of the darkness that is in his basement. But when it creeps up into his bedroom, he must face his fears. For grades K-3. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Humor

There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow!
DB78387 0 hours 10 minutes
by Lucille Colandro
read by various narrators
In a series of rhymes, a cold lady swallows snow, a pipe, coal, and many other items. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2006.

Mystery

File Under: Thirteen Suspicious Incidents
DB78563 3 hours 3 minutes
by Lemony Snicket
read by Wesley Stace
Called upon to investigate thirteen suspicious incidents, young Lemony Snicket collects clues, questions witnesses, and cracks every case. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2014.

Scary Stories

Creep from the Deep: Goosebumps HorrorLand
DB78780 2 hours 29 minutes
by R.L. Stine
read by Jeff Woodman
Siblings Billy and Sheena embark on a treasure hunt with their uncle Dr. Deep aboard his vessel, the Cassandra, and discover a greedy two-hundred-year-old pirate who refuses to stay dead. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2008.

Monsterblood for Breakfast! Goosebumps HorrorLand
DB78781 2 hours 31 minutes
by R.L. Stine
read by Charlie McWade
After a prank goes horribly wrong, Matt deals with the side effects of consuming monster blood. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2008.

My Friends Call Me Monster: Goosebumps HorrorLand
DB78785 2 hours 24 minutes
by R.L. Stine
read by Vinnie Penna
Suspicious of their teacher Mrs. Hardesty, Michael and two of his friends from Adams Middle School sneak into her home on a fact-finding mission and discover something truly bizarre. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2009.

Revenge of the Living Dummy: Goosebumps HorrorLand
DB78779 2 hours 34 minutes
by R.L. Stine
read by Alissa Hunnicutt
Ethan torments his cousin Britney with an old ventriloquist’s dummy—a puppet with a secret and a wicked plan. After a bizarre visit to an attic, the duo suspect the doll is alive. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2008.

Say Cheese—and Die Screaming! Goosebumps HorrorLand
DB78786 2 hours 27 minutes
by R.L. Stine
read by Meredith Zeitlin
While rummaging through a neighborhood garage sale, budding photographer Julie chooses an odd-looking camera. Now whenever she takes a picture something horrible happens. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2009.

The Scream of the Haunted Mask: Goosebumps HorrorLand
DB78782 2 hours 37 minutes
by R.L. Stine
read by Kate Simses
When a hideous green mask summons Carly Beth to her basement late at night, she is aware of its evil intent and eagerly searches for a way to dispose of it before Halloween. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2008.

Welcome to Camp Slither: Goosebumps HorrorLand
DB78817 2 hours 10 minutes
by R.L. Stine
read by Andrew Rannells
Psyched about spending the summer at Camp Hither, siblings Boone and Heather investigate the chilling legends of man-eating snakes. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2009.

Who’s Your Mummy? Goosebumps HorrorLand
DB78784 2 hours 33 minutes
by R.L. Stine
read by Ashley Albert
While visiting their Uncle Jonathan in Vermont, siblings Abby and Peter investigate the strange moans coming from within the house. They become suspicious of their uncle’s collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2009.

School

Losing It
DB78702 6 hours 23 minutes
by Erin Fry
read by Guy Williams
Overweight thirteen-year-old Bennett lives alone with his dad and loves to watch Dodgers games on television. But after his dad has a stroke, Bennett moves in with his controlling aunt and joins the school’s cross-country team to lose weight and change his life. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2012.

Science Fiction

The Cydonian Pyramid: The Klaatu Diskos, Book 2
DB78875 8 hours 16 minutes
by Pete Hautman
read by Veronica James
Raised in the Palace of the Pure Girls, Lah Lia anxiously awaits her imminent demise as a sacrifice at the gates of the Cydonian pyramid. But when an intruder appears, Lia takes advantage of the distraction and escapes. Sequel to The Obsidian Blade (DB 74478). For grades 6-9. 2013.

Space Taxi: Archie Takes Flight
DB78730 1 hour 10 minutes
by Wendy Mass and Michael Brawer
read by Eason Rytter
When eight-year-old Archie finally gets to ride along in his dad’s taxi, he discovers it is actually an intergalactic spaceship. As copilot, Archie must steer them into wormholes, deal with a very unusual cat, and save the universe from an evil mastermind. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2014.

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Children’s Nonfiction

Astronomy

Pioneers in Astronomy and Space Exploration
DB77541 2 hours 19 minutes
edited by Michael Anderson
read by Kerry Dukin
Profiles the lives of thirty-seven pioneers of astronomy and space exploration, from the ancient Greek mathematician and astronomer Eudoxus of Cnidus to astronaut Sally Ride, the first American woman in space. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2013.

Biography

Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker
DB79158 0 hours 40 minutes
by Patricia Hruby Powell
read by Faith Potts
A portrait of the passionate performer and civil rights advocate Josephine Baker (1906–1975). The African American dancer worked her way from the slums of St. Louis to become a sensation on the grandest of stages in France. For grades 5-8. 2014.

History

What Was Your Dream, Dr. King? And Other Questions about Martin Luther King Jr.
DB77508 0 hours 33 minutes
by Mary Kay Carson
read by Todd Fox
Discussion of Martin Luther King Jr.’s role in the civil rights movement in a question-and-answer format. Covers segregation, peaceful protests, voting rights, and more. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2013.

The President Has Been Shot! The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
DB78388 4 hours 0 minutes
by James L. Swanson
read by Will Patton
Account of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy (1917–1963) in Dallas, Texas. Describes his final days, the political climate, the search for his killer, and the nation’s farewell to its leader. Some violence. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2013.

Poetry

My Man Blue
DB77580 0 hours 11 minutes
by Nikki Grimes
read by Andy Pyle
A collection of poems tells the story of a young, impressionable boy moving to a city neighborhood with his mother. He meets his mother’s tough-looking friend Blue, and as the older man watches out for the boy a bond develops. For grades 2-4 and older readers. 1999.

Science

Things That Float and Things That Don’t
DB78770 0 hours 11 minutes
by David A. Adler
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
Want to know why an apple floats in a pool of water and a smaller penny sinks? Learn how the density of an object determines the outcome. For grades 2-4. 2013.

Young Adult

Show Your Character Series: Am I a Good Friend?, Can People Count on Me?, How Can I Deal with Bullying?, How Can I Help?
DB78737 0 hours 57 minutes
by Robin Nelson and Sandy Donovan
read by Mary Kane
Guides to helping children make good decisions emphasize positive traits such as respect, responsibility, empathy, and honesty. Includes different scenarios—such as whether it is okay to tell a friend’s secret, and ways to stop bullying—as well as activities and glossaries. For grades K-3 and older readers. 2014.

Foreign Language

Español

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

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

El Juego de Ripper (Ripper)
DB77976 15 horas 11 minutos
por Isabel Allende
leído por María Pino
Con la ayuda de sus amigos de juegos de misterio en línea y su abuelo, una muchacha adolescente en San Francisco, Amanda, investiga una serie de asesinatos de la vida real. Mientras tanto, el asesino, obsesionado con la madre de Amanda, trata de eliminar rivales potenciales. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones explícitas de índole sexual. (With help from her online mystery gaming friends and her grandfather, San Francisco teen Amanda investigates a string of real-life murders. Meanwhile, the killer, who is obsessed with Amanda’s mother, attempts to eliminate the competition. Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex.) 2014.

De Cómo Tía Lola Vino (de Visita) a Quedarse (How Tía Lola Came to [Visit] Stay)
DB76983 3 horas 26 minutos
por Julia Alvarez
leído por María Pino
Un niño de Nueva York, Miguel, y su hermana, Juanita, se mudan a Vermont con su madre después del divorcio de sus padres. Luchando para encajar, Miguel se siente avergonzado cuando su tía hispanohablante de la República Dominicana viene a vivir con ellos. Para los grados 4-7. (Nine-year-old New Yorker Miguel and his sister Juanita move to Vermont with their mother after their parents divorce. Struggling to fit in, Miguel is embarrassed when his Spanish-speaking aunt from the Dominican Republic comes to live with them. For grades 4-7 and older readers.) 2004.

¿Suave Como la Seda? (Soft as Silk?)
DB77962 15 horas 40 minutos
por Noelia Amarillo
leído por María Pino
Alcorcón, España. Ariel, endurecida y audaz, se enfrenta a circunstancias económicas difíciles. Ella baja la guardia en su vida personal cuando conoce a Darío— un dueño de una zapateria local con un corazón de oro. Lenguaje injurioso y descripciones explícitas de índole sexual. (Alcorcón, Spain. Ariel, a hardened and bold young woman, rises to the challenges of living in reduced economic circumstances, but lets her guard down when she meets Darío—a hardworking owner of a local shoe store who has a heart of gold. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex.) 2012.

Inferno
DB76978 20 horas 22 minutos
por Dan Brown
leído por Walter Krochmal
Experto en simbología Robert Langdon, de El Código Da Vinci (DB 58957), despierta en un hospital italiano con una herida de bala y alucinaciones horribles. Cuando un asesino viene en busca de Langdon, una doctora lo rescata— y le muestra el contenedor de riesgo biológico inusual que ella encontró escondido en su chaqueta. Violencia. (Symbology expert Robert Langdon, from El Código Da Vinci (DB 58957), awakens in an Italian hospital suffering from a gunshot wound and horrible hallucinations. When an assassin comes after Langdon, a doctor rescues him—and shows him the unusual biohazard canister she found hidden in his jacket. Violence.) 2013.

365 Cuentos y Rimas para Niños (365 Stories and Rhymes for Boys)
DB77970 8 horas 32 minutos
traducido por Concha Dueso Ruberte
leído por Peter Pereyra
Una colección de cuentos breves y versos caprichosos para los niños pequeños. Traducido del inglés. Para niños preescolares hasta el grado 2. (A collection of short stories and whimsical verses for young boys. For preschool-grade 2.) 2005.

El Arte de la Guerra: Estrategas y Batallas (The Art of War: Strategists and Battles)
DB77964 8 horas 40 minutos
por Frédéric Encel
leído por Luis Carlos de La Lombana
Una exploración cronológica y temática de los estrategas más influyentes y las batallas de la historia, desde la batalla de Maratón en 490 a.C. hasta la Guerra del Yom Kippur en 1973. Incluye capítulos sobre Alejandro Magno, Julio César, Federico el Grande, Napoleón Bonaparte, Simón Bolívar, Mao Tse-tung, y Adolf Hitler. (A chronological and thematic exploration of influential military strategists and warfare, from the battle of Marathon in A.D. 490 to the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Includes profiles of Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Frederick the Great, Napoleon Bonaparte, Simón Bolívar, Mao Tse-tung, and Adolf Hitler.) 2002.

Bajo la Misma Estrella (The Fault in Our Stars)
DB77980 8 horas 37 minutos
por John Green
leído por Silvia Sierra
Aunque es posible que una droga milagrosa le ha dado a Hazel —una paciente de cáncer de dieciséis años de edad— unos cuantos años más de vida, ella todavía está deprimida. Cuando Hazel conoce un chico llamado Augustus durante una reunión del grupo de apoyo, su mundo cambia en maneras inesperadas e inspiradoras. Para lectores de alta secundaria y mayores. Lenguage injurioso. (A miracle drug may have given sixteen-year-old cancer patient Hazel a few more years, but she is still depressed. When Hazel meets Augustus during a support-group meeting, her world shifts in unexpected and inspiring ways. For senior high and older readers. Strong language.) 2012.

Breve Historia de la Primera Guerra Mundial, 1914–1918 (Short History of the First World War, 1914–1918)
DB77977 12 horas 32 minutos
por Álvaro Lozano
leído por Tony Chiroldes
Un historiador español proporciona un panorama general de la “Gran Guerra” —el primer conflicto mecanizado que resultó en la muerte de más de 9 millones de soldados, y que produjo desajustes económicos, malestar social y un aumento de la militancia ideológica a principios del siglo veinte. Violencia. (Spanish historian provides an overview of the “Great War”—the first mechanized military conflict, which resulted in the deaths of more than nine million soldiers and which produced widespread economic imbalances, social unrest, and increased ideological militancy at the outset of the twentieth century. Violence.) 2011.

A Veces se Gana, a Veces se Aprende: Cómo Dar Vuelta a Sus Pérdidas en Experiencias de Aprendizaje (Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn: Life’s Greatest Lessons Are Gained from Our Losses )
DB77975 8 horas 13 minutos
por John C. Maxwell
leído por Pedro Anszniker
Un experto en negocios explora las lecciones más comunes que aprendemos cuando experimentamos la pérdida. Maxwell explica cómo convertir un revés en un paso adelante mediante un análysis de los once rasgos que conforman el ADN de los que aprenden. Audiolibro comercial. (Business expert explores common lessons we can learn when we experience failure. Explains ways to turn a setback into a step forward by examining eleven traits of those who learn from their losses. Commercial audiobook.) 2013.

El Campo de Batalla de la Mente (The Battlefield of the Mind)
DB76973 8 horas 58 minutos
por Joyce Meyer
leído por Monica Steuer
La autora y conferencista cristiana Joyce Meyer sugiere maneras de cambiar tu vida cambiando tu mente y eliminando los pensamientos negativos. Audiolibro comercial. (Christian minister, speaker, and author Joyce Meyer suggests ways to change your life by changing your mind and eliminating negative thoughts. Commercial audiobook.) 2011.

La Sangre de los Inocentes (The Blood of Innocents)
DB77971 25 horas 9 minutos
por Julia Navarro
leído por Julia Navarro
En Languedoc del siglo trece, un fraile narra el asedio de Montségur, un bastión de los cátaros. En Berlín, 1939, un medievalista busca a su esposa judía. Y en Frankfurt contemporáneo, un grupo de radicales musulmanes dejan atrás un mensaje críptico que une a estas tres épocas diferentes. Violencia y lenguaje injurioso. (In thirteenth-century Languedoc, a friar chronicles the siege of Cathar stronghold Montségur. In 1939 Berlin, a medievalist searches for his Jewish wife. In twenty-first-century Frankfurt, a group of Muslim radicals leave behind a cryptic clue that links these three epochs. Violence and strong language.) 2012.)

Un Día (One Day)
DB76984 16 horas 6 minutos
por David Nicholls
leído por Rosie Berrido
Los recién graduados británicos Emma y Dexter pasan el 15 de julio de 1988 juntos. Viñetas de la misma fecha cada año para las próximas dos décadas revelan su amistad a menudo de larga distancia, sus carreras y relaciones mientras tratan de eludir la posibilidad de acabar juntos. Algunas descripciones de índole sexual y lenguaje injurioso. (Newly graduated Britons Emma and Dexter spend July 15, 1988, together. Vignettes from the same date each year for the next two decades reveal their often long-distance friendship, careers, and relationships as they dance around the possibility of ending up together. Strong language and descriptions of sex.) 2010.

Yo Declaro: Treinta y Una Promesas para Proclamar sobre Su Vida (I Declare: Thirty-one Promises to Speak over Your Life)
DB76974 2 horas 40 minutos
por Joel Osteen
leído por Pedro Anszniker
El televangelista popular Joel Osteen selecciona treinta y una promesas de la Biblia y invita a los lectores a declarar uno cada día durante un mes. Audiolibro comercial. (Popular televangelist selects thirty-one promises from the Bible and encourages readers to declare one every day for a month. Commercial audiobook.) 2013.

¡Dé el Salto! Cinco Claves para Superar las Barreras y Vivir una Vida Extraordinaria (Break Out: Five Keys to Go beyond Your Barriers and Live an Extraordinary Life)
DB76975 11 horas 11 minutos
por Joel Osteen
leído por Pedro Anszniker
El pastor popular de televisión proporciona los pasos positivos que el cree generará una vida sin limitaciones. Osteen propone que al romper y liberarse de los lazos artificiales, cada persona puede aumentar la productividad, mejorar las relaciones, y lograr sus sueños. Audiolibro comercial. (Popular television pastor provides the positive steps he believes will create a life without limitations. Proposes that by breaking free of artificial bonds, you can increase productivity, improve relationships, and accomplish your dreams. Commercial audiobook.) 2013.

El Tango de la Guardia Vieja (The Tango of the Old Guard)
DB76981 16 horas 56 minutos
por Arturo Pérez-Reverte
leído por Luis de la Lombana
Una historia de amor e intriga entre un vividor llamado Max y una mujer de la alta sociedad, Mecha, que se desarrolla en tres episodios: en un crucero transatlántico en 1928, en la Riviera en 1937, y durante una partida de ajedrez en Sorrento en 1966. (Love and intrigue between playboy Max and high-society matron Mecha unfolds on a transatlantic liner in 1928, on the Riviera in 1937, and during a chess match in Sorrento in 1966.) 2012.

El Ángel Perdido: Una Novela (The Lost Angel: A Novel)
DB76986 16 horas 10 minutos
por Javier Sierra
leído por Luis de la Lombana
Julia Álvarez recibe la noticia de que su marido, el científico Martin Faber, ha sido secuestrado en Mount Ararat. Con la ayuda de un agente de la NSA, pronto se da cuenta de que los grupos religiosos y los gobiernos están tratando de desbloquear misterios sobre los seres sobrenaturales para los cuales la pareja puede tener la clave. (Julia Álvarez receives news that her husband, scientist Martin Faber, has been kidnapped on Mount Ararat. With the help of an NSA agent, Julia soon realizes that religious groups and governments are trying to unlock mysteries about supernatural beings to which the couple may hold the key.) 2011.

El Ácido Úrico y La Gota (Uric Acid and the Gout)
DB77979 3 horas 51 minutos
por Jorge Sintes Pros
leído por María Pino
Explica las causas, síntomas, y tratamientos naturales para esta enfermedad metabólica que resulta en la acumulación de ácido úrico en el cuerpo y en la inflamación dolorosa, a menudo en los pies, los tobillos y las piernas. (Explains the causes, symptoms, and natural treatments for this metabolic disease which results in the accumulation of uric acid in the body and in painful inflammation, often in the lower legs, ankles, and feet.) 2014.

El Cielo Ha Vuelto (The Sky Has Returned)
DB77966 8 horas 29 minutos
por Clara Sánchez
leído por María Pino
Patricia es una joven modelo cuya vida ha estado marcada por el éxito. Pero un encuentro casual en un avión la deja preguntándose si su vida es tan encantada como parece— o si en realidad hay personas que quieren verla muerta. Lenguaje injurioso y algunas descripciones de violencia. (Patricia is a successful young model. But a chance encounter on a plane leaves her wondering if her life is as charmed as it seems—or if there are people who want her dead. Some violence and some strong language.) 2013.

Goles: Imágenes y Testimonios de los Momentos Más Felices de Nuestra Vida (Goals: Images and Testimonies of the Happiest Moments of Our Lives)
DB77978 7 horas 6 minutos
por Luis Villarejo
leído por Juan Carlos Rueda
Reconstruye los goles más importantes de veinticinco leyendas del fútbol internacional, incluyendo Telmo Zarra, Ferenc Puskas, Pelé, Johan Cruyff, Diego Maradona, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo y Lionel Messi. (Reconstructs the most important goals of twenty-five international soccer legends including those of Telmo Zarra, Ferenc Puskas, Pelé, Johan Cruyf, Diego Maradona, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo, and Lionel Messi.) 2013.

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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