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Talking Book Topics March-April 2015

Volume 81, Number 2

About Talking Book Topics

Talking Book Topics is published bimonthly in audio, large-print, and online formats and distributed at no cost to individuals who are blind or have a physically disability and 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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Music scores and instructional materials

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In Brief

Books for Adults

Adult Fiction

Adult Nonfiction

Books for Children

Childrenʼs Fiction

Childrenʼs Nonfiction

Foreign Language

Audio Magazines

In Brief

Loan period extended for magazines on cartridge

NLS has increased the loan period for magazines circulated on cartridge to allow subscribers more time to enjoy their publications. Magazine on cartridge subscribers now have three weeks to enjoy weekly magazines and seven weeks to enjoy monthly magazines.

Magazine of the Month

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

CNet Magazine
Fast Company
History Today
Live Happy
Mental Floss
Modern Farmer
The New Pioneer
Philosophy Now

Alternate selections include Mother Earth News, Outside, Scientific American, Southern Living, Travel and Leisure, Watkins Mind Body Spirit, and Writer’s Digest.

Brief Bibliography

Young Adult Literature

Young adult (YA) literature is enjoying a resurgence in popular culture. The genre often explores the adolescent themes of identity, sexuality, rebellion, peer pressure, and experimentation but may also focus on issues of friendship, love, race, money, divorce, and family relationships. Generally YA literature centers on a lead character who is twelve to eighteen years old and undergoes a formative coming-of-age experience. Try a book from this selection for a brief glimpse into the diverse world of YA literature.


Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
When David was eight, his father was killed by Steelheart, a human turned supervillain otherwise known as an Epic. Ten years later David joins the Reckoners, ordinary humans determined to kill the Epics and end their tyranny. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

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


Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
After exhibiting new-found powers during an attack on her convoy, Alina Starkov is taken from her post as a lowly assistant cartographer—and away from her only friend, Mal—to become the protégé of the mysterious and deadly Darkling. Some violence. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2012. This is the first book in a trilogy that includes Siege and Storm (DB79589) and Ruin and Rising (DB79844).

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
After serving a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, assassin Celaena Sardothien receives an offer from Crown Prince Dorian. She will be freed—if she acts as his champion in a new royal assassin competition. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2012. This is the first book in a trilogy that includes Crown of Midnight (DB77500) and Heir of Fire (DB79580).


Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
Sixteen-year-old Alice Bell believes her father, who forbids the family from leaving the Bells’ fortified house after dark for fear of monsters, is mentally unbalanced. But when a tragedy strikes, Alice learns the horrifying truth. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2012. This is the first book in a trilogy that includes Through the Zombie Glass (DB77817) and The Queen of Zombie Hearts (DB79910).

Science Fiction

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

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


I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
Jazz Dent, son of a serial killer, worries that he too is a sociopath. When a body is found in Jazz’s hometown of Lobo’s Nod, Jazz uses what he learned from his father and hunts for the culprit. Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2012. This is the first book in a trilogy that includes Game (DB76683) and Blood of My Blood (DB79590).

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


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

Outreach ministry offers downloadable braille publications:

Unity Message of Hope, a nondenominational Christian ministry, offers the daily devotional publication Daily Word free of charge in braille, on CD, or by e-mail. It also has a virtual library of other free Unity publications in downloadable braille file (BRF) format available to anyone with access to a computer or digital braille notetaker.

To download Unity books in BRF, visit External. For more information call Message of Hope toll-free at (866) 421-3066 or send an e-mail to [email protected].

Hadley offers free UEB course

The Hadley School for the Blind is offering Transitioning to Unified English Braille, a course for professionals in the field of braille. The six-lesson course provides a structured approach to learning the difference between English Braille American Edition (EBAE) and Unified English Braille (UEB). Examples and exercises will help students transition to the new code. Prerequisites include strong contracted reading and writing skills in EBAE.

The course will be available in print and braille, and an online version is in development. Thanks to a grant from the American Printing House for the Blind the course will be tuition-free through the end of calendar year 2015. January 2016 is the target date for implementing Unified English Braille in the United States.

To enroll or for more information, call Hadley Student Services at (800) 526-9909, e-mail [email protected], or visit External.

Smart phone app links visually impaired users to sighted helpers

Through Be My Eyes, a free app for iPhone 4S and newer iPhones, visually impaired users may connect with a network of sighted volunteer assistants. When users access the app to request assistance with a visual task, a sighted volunteer helper receives the request, and a live video connection between the user and volunteer is established. Be My Eyes is available on the App Store.

Books for Adults

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

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

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


The Plover
DB79120 9 hours 22 minutes
by Brian Doyle
read by Gary Tipton
Declan O Donnell leaves his Oregon home on his boat, the Plover, in search of solitude. Instead, he gathers a crew of sorts, each with his or her own stories and travails. As he tries to avoid a mysterious enemy, Declan learns more about his eccentric passengers. Some strong language. 2014.

Blindness and Physical Disabilities

Mannequin Girl
DB79485 10 hours 12 minutes
by Ellen Litman
read by Kerry Dukin
Growing up Jewish in Soviet Russia, Kat Knopman worships her intellectual parents who teach literature. When Kat is diagnosed with rapidly-progressing scoliosis, she enters a sanatorium where she embarks upon a quest to prove that she can still be as exceptional as her parents. Some descriptions of sex. 2014.


No Book but the World
DB79220 9 hours 7 minutes
by Leah Hager Cohen
read by Mare Trevathan
When her brother Fred Robbins is accused of murdering a young boy, Ava Manseau returns to her hometown to unravel what happened. Raised by non-conforming parents, Ava always recognized Fred to be different, but she doesnʼt believe he is capable of murder. Some strong language. 2014.

The Hurricane Sisters
DB79566 8 hours 55 minutes
by Dorothea Benton Frank
read by Kristin Allison
Newly graduated from college, best friends Ashley and Mary Beth live in Ashleyʼs familyʼs beach house rent free as they start their lives. Ashley becomes involved with older politician Porter and her relationship with him brings out family ghosts. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2014.


Murder of Crows: A Novel of the Others
DB79432 12 hours 40 minutes
by Anne Bishop
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
In different parts of Thaisia, Crowgard are suddenly dying and violence is breaking out. In Lakeside, Meg Corbyn is settling into work as the local Courtyardʼs Human Liaison after the events of Written in Red (DB78697). Then, prophecies of trouble begin plaguing her. Violence and strong language. 2014.

Jimmy the Hand: Legends of the Riftwar, Book 3
DB78803 11 hours 32 minutes
by Raymond E. Feist and S.M. Stirling
read by Todd Fox
Pickpocket Jimmy the Hand assists Prince Arutha of Krondor to save Princess Anita, but earns the enmity of the secret police. Facing death, Jimmy disappears into the village of Landʼs End. There, he discovers an even greater threat. Some violence. 2003.

Murder in LaMut: Legends of the Riftwar, Book 2
DB78693 10 hours 19 minutes
by Raymond E. Feist and Joel Rosenberg
read by Todd Fox
Mercenaries Durine, Kethol, and Pirojil think they are in line for a few months of garrison duty after years of fighting goblins, Bugs, and Tsurani. Instead, they are hired to escort Lady Mondegreen to LaMut—and find themselves investigating a murder. Some strong language. 2002.

Midnight Crossroad
DB79568 8 hours 33 minutes
by Charlaine Harris
read by Mare Trevathan
When mysterious new resident Manfred Bernardo moves in to Midnight, Texas—a dried-up, one-traffic-light town—the residents take notice. And Manfred realizes, in turn, that the townsfolk possess many dark secrets. Strong language and some violence. 2014.

DB79333 12 hours 22 minutes
by A.G. Howard
read by Jill Fox
A descendant of the inspiration for Aliceʼs Adventures in Wonderland, sixteen-year-old Alyssa Gardner fears she is mentally ill like her mother until she finds that Wonderland is real. If she passes a series of tests to fix Aliceʼs mistakes, she may save her family from their curse. For senior high readers. 2013.

Aloha from Hell: A Sandman Slim Novel
DB78685 11 hours 50 minutes
by Richard Kadrey
read by Gregory Maupin
After the events in Kill the Dead (DB78331), James Stark—now part angel—learns an old love is in hell and goes to rescue her. He must also track down a serial killer and stop demons who are intent on destroying both heaven and hell. Violence and strong language. 2011.

The Wandering Fire: The Fionavar Tapestry, Book 2
DB78689 13 hours 21 minutes
by Guy Gavriel Kay
read by J. Michael McCullough
After the events of The Summer Tree (DB77870), Dave, Paul, Kim, and Kevin are determined to return to Fionavar. A pregnant Jennifer refuses to continue the fight against Rakoth Maugrim, but a warrior of legend returns to assist the five friends. Some violence. 1986.

Better Off Dead
DB78859 9 hours 35 minutes
by H.P. Mallory
read by Betsy Hogg
After Lily Harper is killed in a car accident—because her guardian angel Bill went missing—she is offered a chance to work for AfterLife Enterprises as a soul retriever. Her mission takes her to the Underground City where she meets blade expert Tallis Black. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Dreams of Gods and Monsters
DB78550 18 hours 10 minutes
by Laini Taylor
read by Khristine Hvam
When a brutal angel army trespasses into the human world, Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat while larger dangers loom on the horizon. Sequel to Days of Blood and Starlight (DB78549). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2014.


The Other Story
DB79213 11 hours 53 minutes
by Tatiana de Rosnay
read by J.P. Linton
Ten years after discovering a devastating family secret, Nicolas Duhamel is a celebrated author and on vacation at an exclusive hotel in Tuscany. He discovers that secrets cannot stay buried forever and must confront old ghosts. 2013.

On the Rocks
DB79122 10 hours 11 minutes
by Erin Duffy
read by Suzanne Duvall
While shopping for her wedding dress, kindergarten teacher Abby learns that her fiancé Ben has changed his Facebook status to single. Six months and many pounds later, a depressed Abby reluctantly agrees to share a beach house with her friend for the summer. Strong language. 2014.

Once a Jailbird
DB78555 17 hours 12 minutes
by Hans Fallada
read by Ray Chase
Hamburg, Germany; 1930s. When Willi Kufalt gets out of prison, he tries to make a new life for himself. Willi finds work and even love, but cannot escape his past. Gradually he is drawn into a dark world of deceit, desperation, and violence. Translated from German. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1934.

A Paris Apartment
DB79308 13 hours 59 minutes
by Michelle Gable
read by Cecelia Riddett
Paris. Seventy years after courtesan Marthe de Florianʼs apartment was closed up, it is reopened for the first time by Sothebyʼs. Furniture appraiser April Vogt is brought over from New York. As April sorts out Martheʼs life, she must resolve her own issues. Some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Miss Juliaʼs Marvelous Makeover
DB79402 11 hours 9 minutes
by Ann B. Ross
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Summerʼs arrived in Abbotsville and Miss Julia has visions of enjoying a life of leisure. But a letter from her long-lost cousin Elsie arrives, and Julia learns that Elsieʼs unruly granddaughter Trixie is on a bus headed to Abbotsville for Julia to teach her how to be a lady. 2014.

Black Mischief
DB78487 6 hours 48 minutes
by Evelyn Waugh
read by Michael Maloney
Dark satire of British imperialism set on the East African island of Azania. When Oxford-educated emperor Seth recruits the dissolute Basil Seal to become minister of modernization in an attempt to reclaim his corrupt war-torn country, the consequences are both unintended and ludicrous. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1932.

The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold
DB78492 4 hours 42 minutes
by Evelyn Waugh
read by Simon Prebble
Englishman Gilbert Pinfold, a neurotic and reclusive novelist, embarks on a sea voyage to cure his insomnia and dispel his inertia. But en route to Ceylon aboard the SS Caliban, Pinfold slips into madness. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1957.

Historical Fiction

Devilʼs Dream
DB79303 13 hours 28 minutes
by Madison Smartt Bell
read by Alec Volz
Historical novel portrays Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest, a former Tennessee slave trader, often from the perspective of time-traveling Henri, a free Creole who joins Forrestʼs army. Besides Yankees, Forrest contends with his wife, his black mistress, and his superiors. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2009.

ʼTil the Well Runs Dry
DB79332 11 hours 55 minutes
by Lauren Francis-Sharma
read by Jill Fox
Trinidad, 1943. Sixteen-year-old Marcia Garcia is working as a seamstress and raising two boys when she meets twenty-three-year-old police officer Farouk Karam. Farouk is smitten and courts Marcia, but she has a secret to hide. Their children together grow up under a cloud. 2014.

The Johnstown Girls
DB78994 14 hours 29 minutes
by Kathleen George
read by J. Michael McCullough
Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 1989. Reporters Nina and Ben are in town to interview 103-year-old Ellen Emerson, the last survivor of the 1889 flood. When asked for the secret of her longevity, Ellen says that she is forever looking for her twin sister Mary, who was lost in the flood. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Steady Running of the Hour
DB79225 14 hours 25 minutes
by Justin Go
read by Barry Bernson
Tristan Campbell is called to London, as he may be the heir to the estate of Ashley Walsingham, who died attempting to ascend Mount Everest in 1924. As Tristan races around Europe, the story of the love affair between Ashley and the mysterious Imogen, Tristanʼs supposed great-aunt, unfolds. 2014.

Long Man
DB79052 9 hours 47 minutes
by Amy Greene
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Tennessee, 1936. In three days, the town of Yuneetah will be flooded as the Tennessee Valley Authority dams up the Long Man River. Annie Clyde Dodson is fighting eviction, determined that her three-year-old daughter Gracie will inherit the land. But Gracie is missing and cannot be found. Some violence. 2014.

The Winter Ghosts
DB79370 6 hours 33 minutes
by Kate Mosse
read by Terry Donnelly
1928. Frederick Watsonʼs aimless wanderings lead him to a small village in the foothills of the Pyrenees, where he meets the lovely Fabrissa. But when she leaves, Freddie is left with a tragic, haunting mystery to solve. 2009.

The Danforths of Lancashire Trilogy
DB78760 37 hours 53 minutes
by Murray Pura
read by Abigail Maupin
Trilogy on one cartridge. In Ashton Park, Victoria Danforthʼs beloved groomsman Ben Whitecross leaves the Ashton Park estate in England to serve in World War I. Beneath the Dover Sky and London Dawn continue the Danforth saga through the familyʼs joys and sorrows in the early 1930s. 2013.

A Star for Mrs. Blake
DB78882 11 hours 23 minutes
by April Smith
read by Bernadette Dunne
In the 1930s, five American women travel to France to visit the graves of their World War I soldier sons—a pilgrimage that will change their lives in unforeseeable and indelible ways and link them forever. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Love and Treasure
DB79044 14 hours 39 minutes
by Ayelet Waldman
read by Madelyn Buzzard
1945. In the last days of World War II, Lieutenant Jack Wiseman is charged with guarding a train filled with treasure. Seventy years later, he gives a necklace to his granddaughter Natalie Stein and charges her with discovering the fate of the owner. Strong language and some violence. 2014.

Human Relationships

Four Friends
DB79250 10 hours 35 minutes
by Robyn Carr
read by Mary Kane
Four women—Gerri, Andy, Sonja, and BJ—find friendship, love, and strength as they deal with the difficult challenges in their marriages and lives. Strong language and descriptions of sex. 2014.

Love Letters to the Dead
DB79472 7 hours 59 minutes
by Ava Dellaira
read by Mare Trevathan
When Laurel starts writing letters to dead people for a school assignment, she confides about her sisterʼs mysterious death, her motherʼs departure from the family, her new friends, and her first love. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Red Now and Laters
DB78998 13 hours 4 minutes
by Marcus J. Guillory
read by Andy Pyle
Houston, 1977. Four-year-old Tiʼ Johnʼs world is filled with his rodeo-star father and disciplinarian mother. As he grows up, he struggles to stay on the straight and narrow. His family history in Louisiana helps shape him. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Say What You Will
DB79437 8 hours 9 minutes
by Cammie McGovern
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Born with cerebral palsy, Amy needs a walker and communicates through a computer. Plagued by obsessive-compulsive disorder, Matthew is consumed with neurotic rituals and devastating fears. But what starts off as a blossoming friendship eventually grows into something neither expected. Descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Donʼt Tell a Soul
DB78684 8 hours 8 minutes
by Tiffany L. Warren
read by Erin Jones
Three friends find strength and solace in their Sister-to-Sister Christian ministry. Pamʼs husband wasted their fortune, and she suspects he is having an affair; Taylorʼs ex is released from prison; and Yvonne discovers the true meaning of friendship. Descriptions of sex. 2013.

All Fall Down
DB79561 11 hours 43 minutes
by Jennifer Weiner
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Hard-working mother Allison Weiss tries to balance a business, a rocky marriage, her aging parents, and a demanding daughter. As she struggles to hold her life together, Allison finds that the painkillers she was prescribed for a back injury help her deal with more than just physical discomfort. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2014.

Legal Themes

DB79471 7 hours 25 minutes
by David Rosenfelt
read by Guy Williams
Attorney Andy Carpenterʼs good friend, policeman Pete Stanton, tells him that ex-convict Danny Diaz has been killed, leaving behind an eight-year-old son and a basset hound. Pete needs Andy to take care of the boy and the dog—and to help clear Pete of Dannyʼs murder. Some strong language. 2014.

Medical Themes

Life Support
DB79125 11 hours 49 minutes
by Candace Calvert
read by Carol Dines
Nurse Lauren Barclay moved back to Houston to watch over her troubled sister Jess as they work at Houston Grace. Meanwhile physicianʼs assistant Eli Landry and his father, a judge, are disagreeing over the medical care of Eliʼs long-disabled brother. Their faith helps both Lauren and Eli overcome obstacles. 2014.

DB78999 13 hours 15 minutes
by Michael Palmer
read by John Polk
After a teenagerʼs surgery exposes her to flesh-eating bacteria, she loses her septic arm. The scientist tasked with finding a cure for the antibiotic-resistant germ has been kidnapped by a powerful shadowy group who will stop at nothing to further their agenda. Violence and strong language. 2014.

Mystery and Detective

Robert B. Parkerʼs Cheap Shot: A Spenser Novel
DB79357 7 hours 31 minutes
by Ace Atkins
read by Gregory Gorton
Boston PI Spenser is hired by the agent of Kinjo Heywood—linebacker for the New England Patriots—to find the men who have been harassing his client. When Heywoodʼs nine-year-old son Akira is kidnapped, Spenser must put together his own all-star team of toughs. Strong language and some violence. 2014.

Mobbed and Gypped
DB79431 9 hours 38 minutes
by Carol Higgins Clark
read by Mare Trevathan
Two entries, written between 2011 and 2012, in the series featuring PI Regan Reilly. In Mobbed, Regan and her NYPD husband Jack, hop from one Jersey shore resort town to the next in hopes of solving a tough case. In Gypped they investigate an L.A.-based business scam. 2012.

Top Secret Twenty-One: A Stephanie Plum Novel
DB78831 6 hours 15 minutes
by Janet Evanovich
read by Lorelei King
New Jerseyʼs favorite used-car dealer Jimmy Poletti was caught selling a lot more than used cars. Now heʼs out on bail and has missed his date in court, and bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is looking to bring him in. But leads keep turning into dead bodies. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Silkworm
DB78834 17 hours 20 minutes
by Robert Galbraith
read by Robert Glenister
When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. As Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quineʼs disappearance than his wife realizes: the novelist had just completed a manuscript featuring poison-pen portraits of almost everyone he knows. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Afraid of the Dark
DB79462 14 hours 17 minutes
by James Grippando
read by Erik Sandvold
Three years earlier, Sergeant Vince Paulo held his best friendʼs dying daughter as she implicated her boyfriend Jamal in her murder—and then a blast blinded Vince. Now Miami lawyer Jack Swyteck has been asked to defend Jamal, who is accused of terrorist activity. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

Junior Bender Mysteries: Crashed, Little Elvises, The Fame Thief
DB78802 25 hours 47 minutes
by Timothy Hallinan
read by Jack Fox
Books one through three of the series featuring an L.A. burglar who gets blackmailed into doing private detective work for criminals. In Crashed Junior Bender must help crime boss Trey Annunziato determine who is sabotaging the porn movie meant to fund her planned move to legitimacy. Violence and strong language. 2013.

Red, Green, or Murder
DB79119 9 hours 9 minutes
by Steven F. Havill
read by Ray Foushee
After sheriff-turned-livestock-inspector Bill Gastner transports an injured cowpuncher, he learns a friend has died of an apparent heart attack and the small herd of cattle Bill just counted is wandering down a county highway with no sign of the cowboy or the truck and livestock trailer. Some strong language. 2009.

Deep Water
DB78894 10 hours 30 minutes
by Patricia Highsmith
read by Paul Boehmer
Vic and Melindaʼs loveless marriage in the small town of Little Wesley is held together only by Melindaʼs extramarital affairs. Eventually, Vic tries to win her back by asserting himself through a tall tale of murder—one that soon comes true. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1957.

Blood Hollow, Mercy Falls, Copper River
DB78937 37 hours 54 minutes
by William Kent Krueger
read by Andy Pyle
Books four through six, written between 2004 and 2006, feature Cork OʼConnor—an ex-cop from Chicago transplanted to Minnesota with an on-again-off-again career as sheriff. A high-school girl goes missing, an out-of-state businessman is killed, and Cork is hunted by assassins. Some violence and some strong language. 2006.

Iron Lake, Boundary Waters, Purgatory Ridge
DB78912 40 hours 19 minutes
by William Kent Krueger
read by Andy Pyle
Books one through three, written between 1998 and 2001, featuring ex-cop from Chicago and former sheriff Cork OʼConnor. Now living in the Minnesota woods, he continues to solve cases—a murdered judge, a missing country-western singer, and a deadly explosion in a mill. Some violence and some strong language. 2001.

Trail of the Spellmans: Document Number Five
DB78407 10 hours 27 minutes
by Lisa Lutz
read by Erin Jones
The Spellman family PI business gets tricky when two of their surveillance jobs present a conflict of interest. Meanwhile Izzy Spellman, who is trying to avoid a discussion with Henry Stone about their relationship, ends up spending time with Henryʼs mother instead. Some strong language. 2012.

The Corsican Caper
DB78861 4 hours 30 minutes
by Peter Mayle
read by Erik Davies
Master sleuth Sam Levitt eats, drinks, and romances his way through the South of France, even as he investigates a case of deadly intrigue among the Rivieraʼs jet set. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

DB78921 11 hours 1 minute
by Kristina Ohlsson
read by Teresa Willis
An unidentified man is killed in a hit-and-run. Simultaneously a clergyman and his wife are found dead in an apparent suicide. Fredrika Bergman and her colleagues are assigned to the seemingly unconnected cases. Originally published in Swedish in 2010. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

DB78919 11 hours 51 minutes
by Kristina Ohlsson
read by Teresa Willis
New criminologist Fredrika Bergman and her Stockholm police department colleagues are assigned the kidnapping case of a child who had been separated from her mother on a crowded train. Originally published in Swedish in 2009. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

Veronica Mars: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line
DB78753 8 hours 35 minutes
by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham
read by Abigail Maupin
Following the events in the 2004–2007 television series and the 2014 movie, Veronica Mars is handling the family PI business while her father recuperates. The chamber of commerce hires her to find a teenager who went missing while visiting Neptune during spring break. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2014.

The Fingerprint
DB78893 8 hours 37 minutes
by Patricia Wentworth
read by Diana Bishop
Scotland Yardʼs Frank Abbot has hardly enjoyed a moment of his friend Jonathan Fieldʼs hospitality before tragedy strikes—someone discovers Jonathan stone cold with a revolver by his hand. Abbot asks Maud Silver, the brilliant detective, for assistance in investigating the suspicious suicide. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1959.

The Silent Pool
DB78884 7 hours 47 minutes
by Patricia Wentworth
read by Diana Bishop
First she felt herself being pushed down stairs. Then there was the bowl of poisoned mushroom soup. The tampered-with tablet amongst her sleeping pills was the last straw. Adriana Ford, famous actress and mistress of the house, decides to call in Miss Silver to investigate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1953.

The Twenty-Year Death
DB79176 18 hours 1 minute
by Ariel S. Winter
read by Ray Foushee
Three hard-boiled interconnected novels written in the styles of different noted crime writers—Georges Simenon, Raymond Chandler, and Jim Thompson—cover two decades. In Malniveau Prison, murdered inmates are found outside the prison in 1931 France. Includes The Falling Star and Police at the Funeral. Some violence and some strong language. 2012.

Occult and Horror

Those across the River
DB79174 9 hours 14 minutes
by Christopher Buehlman
read by Alec Volz
Haunted by memories of World War I, failed academic Frank and his wife move to his familyʼs estate in Whitbrow, Georgia. When the town decides to end a strange tradition called the Chase of Pigs, all hell breaks loose. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

The Best Horror of the Year, Volume 6
DB79196 16 hours 54 minutes
edited by Ellen Datlow
read by Kristin Allison
Twenty-four short stories covering a range of horror subgenres. Contributing authors include Dale Bailey, Ray Cluley, Neil Gaiman, Brian Hodge, and others. Lists award winners and other noteworthy horror publications from 2013. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Waking the Dead
DB79115 11 hours 11 minutes
by Heather Graham
read by John Polk
New Orleans. Danielle Cafferty and Michael Quinn, new partners in solving unusual crimes, are drawn into the case of a nineteenth-century artistʼs painting that is reputed to come to life and bring violent death. Sequel to Let the Dead Sleep (DB78758). Violence, descriptions of sex, and some strong language. 2014.

Motherless Child
DB79511 6 hours 33 minutes
by Glen Hirshberg
read by Kristin Allison
Young mothers Sophie and Natalie go to a dive bar one night to see famous musician the “Whistler.” The night turns into a haze and they wake the next morning covered in blood and no longer human. They fight back against their creator. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

DB78992 16 hours 39 minutes
by Daniel Levine
read by Alec Volz
Accused of heinous crimes, Mr. Hyde attempts to prove his innocence and casts doubt on Dr. Jekyllʼs character. Includes Robert Louis Stevensonʼs classic tale The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Violence and descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Dolls
DB79562 9 hours 0 minutes
by Kiki Sullivan
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Seventeen-year-old Eveny Cheval returns to Carrefour, Louisiana, after growing up in New York with her aunt Bea. But her homecoming isnʼt what she expects, and Eveny learns of the townʼs dark secrets, the truth surrounding her motherʼs death, and her destiny. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Psychological Themes

The Antiquarian
DB79489 6 hours 50 minutes
by Gustavo Faverón Patriau
read by Gary Tipton
Gustavo receives a call from his best friend from college, Daniel—three years after Daniel was convicted and sentenced for murdering his fiancée, Juliana. Danielʼs story leads Gustavo on an unnerving trail uncovering warped secrets. Translated from the 2010 Spanish edition. Some violence. 2014.

The Blazing World
DB79088 14 hours 43 minutes
by Siri Hustvedt
read by Emily Maixner
Through a collection of posthumous journals, memoirs, statements, fragments, and letters, editor I.V. Hess attempts to uncover the story of artist Harriet Burden. Burden claimed credit for three exhibits attributed to men. What Hess finds threatens to rock the art world. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Arsonist
DB78858 11 hours 38 minutes
by Sue Miller
read by Sue Miller
Feeling unmoored after working in East Africa for fifteen years, Frankie Rowley has come home to the small New Hampshire village of Pomeroy and the farmhouse where her family has always summered. On her first night back, someone begins burning down summer houses. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Religious Themes

The Amish Groom
DB79235 9 hours 23 minutes
by Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner
read by Gregory Maupin
Raised by his Amish grandparents since the age of six, Tyler Anderson faces a choice of being baptized as Amish or returning to the Englisch world. Rachel Hoeck waits for Tyler to realize he belongs at her side, but while visiting his Englisch father and stepfamily, Tyler meets Lark. 2014.

The Last Bride
DB79215 8 hours 16 minutes
by Beverly Lewis
read by Catherine Byers
Tessie Miller does not understand her parentsʼ opposition to her marriage to Marcus King. She and Marcus decide to elope to the Englischer courthouse and give her parents time to accept the marriage. But before they can get away, a tragedy befalls them, and Tessie must face the communityʼs judgment. 2014.


Save the Date
DB79334 16 hours 40 minutes
by Mary Kay Andrews
read by J. Michael McCullough
Savannah florist Cara Kryzik is about to score the wedding of a lifetime—one that will solidify her career as the go-to girl for society nuptials. But when the bride goes missing and the wedding is in jeopardy, Cara scrambles to rescue the situation. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2014.

Everneath Trilogy
DB79041 26 hours 42 minutes
by Brodi Ashton
read by Erin Jones
Trilogy written between 2012 and 2014 includes Everneath, Everbound, and Evertrue. In Everneath, Nikki Beckett escapes the underworld and immortal Cole and reconnects to her life with her boyfriend Jack. But she only has six months before the underworld seeks to reclaim her. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Grim Shadows
DB79565 9 hours 56 minutes
by Jenn Bennett
read by Mare Trevathan
Haunted by deadly spirits in Prohibition-era San Francisco, museum curator Hadley Bacall feels the power emanating from a powerful Egyptian amulet smuggled to her father by archeologist Lowe Magnusson. They reluctantly join forces to search for the artifactʼs missing pieces. Sequel to Bitter Spirits
. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

What a Reckless Rogue Needs: The Sinful Scoundrels, Book 2
DB79114 10 hours 36 minutes
by Vicky Dreiling
read by Theresa Conkin
Colin Brockhurst, Earl of Ravenshire, has no desire to wed, but his father demands he give up his wild ways and marry. Frustrated with his father, Colin reluctantly turns to a scandalized family friend, Lady Angeline Brenham, for assistance. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

If You Give a Rake a Ruby
DB79330 9 hours 18 minutes
by Shana Galen
read by Teresa Willis
Fallon is one of the three women under Lord Sinclairʼs protection who pose as courtesans. Now Warrick Fitzhugh from the Foreign Office—having ferreted out her true identity—blackmails Fallon into helping him with a case. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

When You Give a Duke a Diamond
DB79329 9 hours 38 minutes
by Shana Galen
read by Erin Jones
Juliette, nicknamed the Duchess of Dalliance, is one of the Three Diamonds posing as Lord Sinclairʼs courtesans. A scandal pagesʼ report linking her romantically to the staid Duke of Pelham brings the unlikely pair together. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

Fair Play
DB79563 11 hours 8 minutes
by Deeanne Gist
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Chicago, 1893. While working the Columbian Exposition, Texas Ranger Hunter Scott meets woman doctor Billy Jack Tate. When the search for the family of an abandoned baby brings them together, Hunter proposes marriage to Billy. One of them may have to give up their dreams. Some violence. 2014.

A Lot like Love
DB79231 9 hours 9 minutes
by Julie James
read by Suzanne Duvall
The FBI will spring her imprisoned brother if billionaireʼs daughter Jordan Rhodes escorts an agent into an exclusive wine party to plant bugs. But when the jealous host puts a tail on agent Nick McCall, they must continue their pretend relationship. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

Love Irresistibly
DB79177 10 hours 3 minutes
by Julie James
read by Carol Dines
Former football star—now assistant U.S. attorney—Cade Morgan meets Brooke Parker, the general counsel for a restaurant company, when he needs her help to conduct a sting operation. Sparks fly between the two workaholics. Cade also learns he has a younger brother. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Something about You
DB79009 8 hours 52 minutes
by Julie James
read by Anne Hancock
Assistant U.S. attorney Cameron Lynde sees a murderer leaving the Chicago hotel room next to hers. Unfortunately, the FBI agent handling the case is Jack Pallas, who blames Cameron for a botched case. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2010.

Confessions of a Royal Bridegroom
DB78589 15 hours 54 minutes
by Vanessa Kelly
read by Theresa Conkin
London, 1815. When a baby is abandoned at his house, brothel owner Griffin Steele reluctantly allows Lady Justine Brightmore to care for the child. Griffin and Justine search for answers—and fight mutual attraction. Includes the novella Lost in a Royal Kiss. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Dreams of Lilacs
DB79468 11 hours 53 minutes
by Lynn Kurland
read by Gabriella Cavallero
1232. Isabelle de Piaget receives a message threatening her grandmother if Isabelle does not come to France immediately. When a shipwreck causes her to have amnesia, she is found by Gervase de Seger. He is battling his own threats—but they may be intertwined with Isabelleʼs. Some violence. 2014.

The Beautiful Stranger
DB78890 12 hours 19 minutes
by Julia London
read by Anne Flosnik
While traveling to Scotland to settle the outstanding matters of his friendʼs estate, Lord Arthur Christian comes across widow Kerry McKinnon—who promptly shoots him. They begin to learn about each other when circumstances force them back to London. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2001.

The Dangerous Gentleman
DB78878 12 hours 31 minutes
by Julia London
read by Anne Flosnik
England, 1834. Disinherited Adrian Spence, the Earl of Albright, seeks revenge on his father by stealing away Lilliana Dashell, the woman engaged to his brother. He marries Lilliana expecting nothing from their union, but he begins to fall in love with her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2000.

The Dangers of Deceiving a Viscount
DB78888 10 hours 10 minutes
by Julia London
read by Anne Flosnik
Lady Phoebe Fairchild has created an alter ego, Madame Dupree, in order to sell the ball gowns she creates to the aristocracy. When Madame Dupree is invited to the home of William Darby, the Viscount of Summerfield, to clothe his sisters, Phoebeʼs identity is threatened. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2007.

The Devilʼs Love
DB78892 13 hours 1 minute
by Julia London
read by Anne Flosnik
Abigail Carrington travels to England thinking rosy thoughts about the man she has been betrothed to since childhood. Instead she finds Michael Ingram to be surly and resentful. After a quick marriage, he leaves her, but his passionate kisses give Abigail hope for their future. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1998.

The Hazards of Hunting a Duke
DB78886 10 hours 25 minutes
by Julia London
read by Anne Flosnik
After their motherʼs death, the orphaned Fairchild sisters discover their stepfather controls their fortunes. Oldest Ava decides to hunt down Jared Broderick, the Marquis of Middleton, who is in need of a wife for a marriage of convenience. Neither expects to find love. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2006.

The Perils of Pursuing a Prince
DB78887 10 hours 14 minutes
by Julia London
read by Anne Flosnik
Orphaned and impoverished Lady Greer Fairchild travels to Wales in search of Rhodrick Glendower, Earl of Radnor, who supposedly is in control of a potential inheritance of hers. Rhodrickʼs reputation includes rumors of murder, so Greer does not expect to find a fascinating man. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2007.

The Ruthless Charmer
DB78889 11 hours 48 minutes
by Julia London
read by Anne Flosnik
Julian Dane and Lady Claudia Whitney each have long-held secret crushes on the other. After the death of Claudiaʼs suitor—one of Julianʼs best friends—they spend more time together, until an innocent meeting threatens to turn scandalous if they donʼt marry. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2000.

The Secret Lover
DB78891 11 hours 44 minutes
by Julia London
read by Anne Flosnik
Sophie Dane returns to London after an eight-year exile from the social world as the companion to a French widow. She catches the eye of Lord Trevor Hamilton and Trevorʼs half brother Caleb. With two brothers fighting over her, Sophie must decide which one she loves. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2002.

Wicked Angel
DB78880 11 hours 45 minutes
by Julia London
read by Anne Flosnik
Widowed Lauren Hill, Countess Bergen, is sent to London by her guardian to land another rich husband. There she discovers Alexander Christian, Duke of Sutherland—the man who stole a kiss from her in the country. He is engaged to another, but wants Lauren as his own. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1999.

Before We Kiss
DB79307 10 hours 39 minutes
by Susan Mallery
read by Nona Pipes
Five months ago, when party planner Dellina Hopkins hooked up with former pro-football kicker Sam Ridge, their night ended with him fleeing after discovering a room that appeared to be devoted to husband snaring. Now Sam must hire Dellina to arrange his companyʼs party. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Evening Stars: A Blackberry Island Novel
DB78682 11 hours 10 minutes
by Susan Mallery
read by Carol Dines
Blackberry Island, Washington. Nina, a nurse, plays the role of the responsible family member for her mother and sister Averil. But now two men from her past are interested in Nina. Then Averil leaves her husband and returns to the island. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

When We Met
DB79490 8 hours 46 minutes
by Susan Mallery
read by Teresa Willis
Haunted by his past, former special ops agent Angel Whittaker has taken a job as a bodyguard trainer in Foolʼs Gold, California. He targets PR executive Taryn Crawford for seduction—and challenges her to resist his tempting kisses. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Redgrave Series: What an Earl Wants, What a Lady Needs, What a Gentleman Desires, What a Hero Dares
DB78720 38 hours 43 minutes
by Kasey Michaels
read by Erin Jones
Four romances about the Redgrave family siblings. In What an Earl Wants, Gideon Redgrave, the Earl of Saltwood, clashes with beautiful young widow Jessica Linden in her bold attempts to establish guardianship of her half brother. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2012.

The Bad Boy Billionaire Trilogy
DB79441 9 hours 30 minutes
by Maya Rodale
read by Carol Dines
Novella trilogy includes Wicked Arrangement, Girl Gone Wild, and What a Girl Wants. In Wicked Arrangement Jane Sparks accidentally announces her engagement on Facebook to the infamous Bad Boy Billionaire, Duke Austen—but they barely know each other. However, Duke plays along with her charade. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2014.

Seducing Mr. Knightly
DB79226 9 hours 55 minutes
by Maya Rodale
read by Teresa Willis
London, 1825. Advice columnist Annabelle Swift is in love with Derek Knightly—the owner-editor of her paper—but he is oblivious. Desperate, Annabelle turns to her readers for suggestions on winning him over, and begins implementing them with some success. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop and Cafe
DB77112 10 hours 17 minutes
by Mary Simses
read by Erin Bennett
Manhattan attorney Ellen Branford, who is about to marry, honors her grandmotherʼs last wish by hand-delivering a letter to her grandmotherʼs ex-boyfriend Chet Cummings in Beacon, Maine. Ellen discovers eccentric locals and Chetʼs charming nephew Roy, while uncovering the past. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

DB79234 9 hours 44 minutes
by Jill Sorenson
read by Theresa Conkin
Years earlier Abbyʼs husband left her for Lydia. Now Abby and her college-student daughter end up with Lydiaʼs nineteen-year-old son and his father on what turns into an extremely dangerous hiking trip. Strong language, descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2014.

The Love at Stake Series, Books 6–10
DB78940 52 hours 56 minutes
by Kerrelyn Sparks
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Books six through ten, written between 2009 and 2011, featuring relationships between vampires, angels, shape-shifters, and humans. Creature romances include: Secret Life of a Vampire, Forbidden Nights with a Vampire, The Vampire and the Virgin, Eat Prey Love, and Vampire Mine. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2011.

Possession: A Novel of the Fallen Angels
DB79253 16 hours 27 minutes
by J.R. Ward
read by Emily Maixner
When Cait Douglass resolves to get over her broken heart, throw off her inhibitions, and change her look, sheʼs unprepared for the immediate attention she receives. Meanwhile, fallen angel Jim Heron seeks to make a deal with the devil. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Devaney Brothers: Michael and Patrick
DB79155 14 hours 5 minutes
by Sherryl Woods
read by Laura Giannarelli
Two interconnected romances: In Michaelʼs Discovery physical therapist Kelly Andrews finally gets the attention of wounded Navy SEAL Michael Devaney during therapy. In Patrickʼs Destiny Patrick Devaney rediscovers hope and love with the help of kindergarten teacher Alice Newberry. Sequel to The Devaney Brothers (DB78712). Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2003.

Science Fiction

Dark Eden
DB79181 11 hours 28 minutes
by Chris Beckett
read by Gregory Maupin
On a distant planet called Eden, settlers called the Family gather to hear the tales of how they came to be there. Determined to learn the truth, John Redlantern leaves the compound and unravels everything they thought they knew. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Clarke Award. 2012.

DB79435 10 hours 21 minutes
by Jenna Black
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
While Nadia and Nate—a teenage boy who was killed and reanimated by human replication technology—try to restore Nateʼs original memories, they learn more about the conspiracy and a secret that could change everything. Sequel to Replica (DB78943). Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

DB79175 10 hours 34 minutes
by Ben Bova
read by John Polk
Seventy-five-year-old cellular biologist Luke Abramson is fighting lung tumors when his eight-year-old granddaughter Angela is diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. Blocked from giving her an experimental drug, he kidnaps her in order to potentially save her—while injecting himself with it and growing younger. Strong language and some violence. 2014.

Conquest: The Chronicles of the Invaders
DB79284 12 hours 55 minutes
by John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard
read by Mary Kane
On her sixteenth birthday, the first Earthborn of the invading Illyri, Syl Hellais, saves the life of resistance fighter Paul Kerr. Syl is shunned and cast out by her fellow Illyri. The friendship she forms with Paul may save her, and conquer the Illyri. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

DB79271 10 hours 28 minutes
by Lauren Miller
read by Mare Trevathan
A collision of parallel universes leaves eighteen-year-old Abby Barnes living in a new version of her life every day. She races to control her destiny without losing the future she planned and the boy she loves. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

DB79406 10 hours 1 minute
by Jeff VanderMeer
read by Gary Tipton
After the disastrous twelfth expedition to Area X, chronicled in Annihilation
, the Southern Reach agency is in turmoil. Its new director, John Rodriguez—known as Control—begins to unravel the secrets of Area X. While answers can provide closure, these only raise more questions. Some violence. 2014.

My Real Children
DB79512 9 hours 23 minutes
by Jo Walton
read by Gabriella Cavallero
2015. Patricia Cowan wakes and sees a note at the end of her bed that says “confused today.” Two different lives inhabit her memories after World War II. She can no longer distinguish if she is Pat or Trish. Some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Short Stories

Chestnut Street
DB79126 13 hours 24 minutes
by Maeve Binchy
read by J. Michael McCullough
Posthumously published collection of thirty-six stories explores the lives of Dubliners living on fictional Chestnut Street. In “Dollyʼs Mother,” a sixteen-year-old finally sees an imperfection in the loving, charismatic mother that everyone adores. Bestseller. 2010.

The Complete Stories
DB78488 17 hours 19 minutes
by Evelyn Waugh
read by Simon Prebble
Short stories spanning the career of English satirist, social critic, and memoirist Evelyn Waugh (1903–1966). This Hachette Audio edition contains twenty-five stories selected from the larger definitive collection. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1966.

Spies and Espionage

Solo: A James Bond Novel
DB79438 10 hours 45 minutes
by William Boyd
read by Jim Zeiger
James Bond—British special agent 007—receives an unusual assignment. Zanzarim, a troubled West African nation, is being ravaged by a bitter civil war, and M directs Bond to quash the rebels threatening the established regime. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Midnight in Europe
DB79455 8 hours 9 minutes
by Alan Furst
read by Mark Ashby
Germany and Italy have ensured that Republican forces in Spain are starved of weapons and a Franco victory now looks likely. Cristián Ferrar, a Spanish lawyer living in Paris, readily agrees to help smuggle arms into his homeland. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2014.

The Director
DB79374 13 hours 25 minutes
by David Ignatius
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Days after Graham Weber becomes director of the CIA, a young man walks into the American consulate in Hamburg and says the agency has been hacked, and he has a list of agentsʼ names to prove it. Weber launches in-house geek James Morris on a mole hunt. Strong language. 2014.

Counterfeit Lies
DB79466 11 hours 10 minutes
by Oliver North and Bob Hamer
read by Jim Zeiger
While conducting an undercover investigation of a Korean smuggling ring in California, FBI agent Jake Kruse is hired by a prominent attorney that the ring works with—to kill the daughter of a local crime boss. The assignment plunges Kruse into a web of international intrigue involving other agencies. Violence and some strong language. 2014.

Death Will Have Your Eyes: A Novel about Spies
DB79408 4 hours 35 minutes
by James Sallis
read by Michael Scherer
David, a former member of an elite corps of Cold War spies, has been working as a sculptor for the past decade. Then a middle-of-the-night phone call tasks David with stopping the only other survivor from the corps—who has apparently gone rogue. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 1997.


The Forsaken
DB79429 13 hours 31 minutes
by Ace Atkins
read by Erik Sandvold
In 1977, after two teenaged girls were attacked and one killed, a mob lynched an innocent man. Now the survivor asks Sheriff Colson to reopen the case. Meanwhile Colson and deputy Lillie Virgil face an investigation into a shootout. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Target
DB78495 12 hours 52 minutes
by David Baldacci
read by various narrators
For a perilous, high-risk assignment to take down a global menace, the U.S. president turns to the one assassin team that can pull off the impossible: Will Robie and his partner Jessica Reel. Meanwhile, a new adversary targets Robie and Reel. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Lincoln Myth
DB78824 7 hours 21 minutes
by Steve Berry
read by Scott Brick
Former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone tackles the secrets of Mormonism, a U.S. senatorʼs stealthy secession plan, and a history-shaping letter that was handed down through the chief-executive line. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2014.

A Dark and Twisted Tide
DB79090 11 hours 51 minutes
by Sharon Bolton
read by Patricia Kilgarriff
After switching from the detective squad to the marine policing unit, Lacey Flint discovers a shrouded body while swimming in the River Thames and realizes that someone meant her to find the corpse. Meanwhile detective Mark Joesbury—who is working a complicated undercover case—may have gone over to the other side. Violence and strong language. 2014.

Cold Snap, Reckless, Dead Heat
DB79507 22 hours 58 minutes
by Allison Brennan
read by Kristin Allison
Two novels and the novella Reckless, written between 2013 and 2014, feature FBI agent Lucy Kincaid. In Cold Snap, as Lucy and her PI brother make their way home for Christmas, they each get caught up in separate investigations. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

If I Should Die
DB79214 13 hours 41 minutes
by Allison Brennan
read by John Haag
Helping owners of a new lakeside resort deal with vandalism, aspiring FBI agent Lucy Kincaid and her PI boyfriend Sean Rogan discover a corpse in a mineshaft. Includes the novella Love Is Murder, which is a prequel to the series. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

Kiss Me, Kill Me
DB79252 9 hours 33 minutes
by Allison Brennan
read by Mary Kane
Rejected by the FBI, Lucy Kincaid pours herself into helping her PI boyfriend Sean Rogan track down a missing high school student. Their investigation soon bumps up against the FBI search for a serial killer who targets New York city sex parties. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

Love Me to Death
DB79230 12 hours 54 minutes
by Allison Brennan
read by Erin Jones
Aspiring FBI agent Lucy Kincaid volunteers for a program that monitors sexual predators online. When her own rapist is murdered after his release, Lucy suspects a vigilante is shadowing her. Lucy and security expert Sean Rogan search for the culprit. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2010.

Three Jack Reacher Novellas: Deep Down, Second Son, High Heat; plus Jack Reacherʼs Rules
DB78830 7 hours 12 minutes
by Lee Child
read by Dick Hill
In Deep Down, Jack Reacher matches wits with four formidable females. In Second Son, at thirteen in Okinawa, Jack Reacher already knows how to outwit and overpower anyone. In High Heat, sixteen-year-old Jack Reacher deals with a New York City heat wave, murder spree, and blackout. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Power Play
DB79434 9 hours 35 minutes
by Catherine Coulter
read by Kristin Allison
U.S. ambassador Natalie Blackʼs life is in danger, but everyone except special agent Davis Sullivan thinks it is a sympathy ploy. Meanwhile, agent Lacey Sherlock learns that Blessed Backman—a talented psychopath out for revenge against the agents—has escaped an Atlanta mental hospital. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2014.

Death Angel
DB79508 11 hours 16 minutes
by Linda Fairstein
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
New York prosecutor Alexandra Cooper is part of the team investigating the discovery of a young womanʼs body in the lake at Central Park. Meanwhile the ten-year friendship between Alex and detective Mike Chapman is strained when his ex-lover—a judge—comes after them. Strong language and some violence. 2013.

Terminal City
DB79475 10 hours 47 minutes
by Linda Fairstein
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Assistant District Attorney Alex Cooper teams up with NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace to hunt down the killer of a woman found in a hotel room. Evidence leads them to a harrowing standoff in Grand Central Terminal. Violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2014.

One Breath Away
DB79121 9 hours 29 minutes
by Heather Gudenkauf
read by Jill Fox
An armed man is holding the school hostage in the farming community of Broken Branch. Officer Meg Barrett and her colleagues strategize outside, where the frantic townspeople have gathered. Inside, a teacher and an older sister plan their own desperate rescue attempts. Some violence and some strong language. 2012.

The Painter
DB78835 11 hours 28 minutes
by Peter Heller
read by Mark Deakins
Years ago, after he shot a man in a bar, well-known Santa Fe expressionist painter Jim Stegner fled to rural Colorado to paint and fish. But now Jim comes across a man beating a small horse, and a brutal encounter rips his quiet life wide open. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Sniperʼs Honor: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel
DB79299 10 hours 29 minutes
by Stephen Hunter
read by Jack Fox
When Washington Post correspondant Kathy Reilly researches a story about the World War II Russian sniper Ludmilla “Mili” Petrova, who disappeared on a mission and was virtually erased from history, she enlists the help of her friend, former marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger. The project proves to be dangerous. Violence and strong language. 2014.

Deserves to Die
DB79509 11 hours 18 minutes
by Lisa Jackson
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Grizzly Falls, Montana, detectives Selena Alvarez and Regan Pescoli have a serial killer to catch—one who cuts off his victimsʼ ring fingers. What they donʼt realize is that his real target is hiding in plain sight. Violence and strong language. 2014.

Live to See Tomorrow
DB79336 11 hours 16 minutes
by Iris Johansen
read by Teresa Willis
CIA Operative Catherine Ling—only recently reunited with her long-kidnapped son—reluctantly agrees to an assignment to rescue an imprisoned journalist in Tibet—a woman who has been subjected to unspeakable horrors, and who has ties to Lingʼs mentor, Hu Chang. Violence and strong language. 2014.

Mr. Mercedes
DB79570 17 hours 48 minutes
by Stephen King
read by Erik Sandvold
Job-fair applicants are mowed down by a man in a stolen Mercedes—and eight die. The killer later sends a letter to ex-cop Bill Hodges, who—with the help of two others—is determined to find him before he strikes again. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2014.

The Good Girl
DB79470 9 hours 46 minutes
by Mary Kubica
read by Mare Trevathan
The daughter of a prominent Chicago judge—inner-city art teacher Mia Dennett—is taken hostage by a man she meets in a bar. But instead of delivering her to the men who planned the abduction, he hides with her in a secluded cabin in rural Minnesota. Strong language and some violence. 2014.

The Ophelia Cut and The Keeper
DB79433 27 hours 2 minutes
by John Lescroart
read by Joe Wilson
In the first of these two series entries, written between 2013 and 2014, San Francisco attorney Dismas Hardyʼs brother-in-law is accused of murdering his daughterʼs attacker. In the second, a prison guard is a suspect in his wifeʼs disappearance. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Winter People
DB78879 10 hours 48 minutes
by Jennifer McMahon
read by various narrators
In 1908, Sara Harrison Shea was found dead behind her house shortly after the tragic death of her daughter. Now nineteen-year-old Ruthie, her mother Alice, and Ruthieʼs younger sister live in Saraʼs farmhouse. Ruthie wakes up one morning to find that Alice has vanished. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Norwegian by Night
DB79894 9 hours 56 minutes
by Derek B. Miller
read by Jason Culp
Following the death of his wife, eighty-two-year-old Sheldon Horowitz has moved from New York to Norway to live with his granddaughter and her husband. Past memories—real and imagined—merge with present terror when a neighbor woman is attacked, and Sheldon flees with the womanʼs young son. Violence and strong language. 2012.

The Red Road
DB78572 10 hours 24 minutes
by Denise Mina
read by Don Feldheim
Scottish detective inspector Alex Morrow is helping build a case against arms dealer Michael Brown, when Michaelʼs prints are discovered at the scene of a murder that occurred while he was in jail. Alexʼs investigation leads back to Brownʼs childhood. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Son
DB78829 17 hours 29 minutes
by Jo Nesbø
read by Gildart Jackson
Sonny Lofthus is imprisoned for crimes he didnʼt commit in exchange for constant heroin. His addiction started when his father committed suicide, after being exposed as a corrupt cop. New information causes Sonny to escape and go after those responsible. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2014.

The Innocent Sleep
DB78695 11 hours 30 minutes
by Karen Perry
read by Andy Pyle
Harry, his wife Robin, and their three-year-old son Dillon live in Tangier in 2005. When Harry briefly leaves Dillon home alone, an earthquake flattens their house. Five years later, back in Dublin, Harry sees Dillon on the street. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Kraken Project
DB79300 11 hours 54 minutes
by Douglas Preston
read by John Polk
NASA is designing an exploratory probe to be dropped into the Titan methane sea, Kraken Mare. But during testing an explosion kills seven scientists and the probeʼs artificial intelligence program flees into the Internet. Ex-CIA agent Wyman Ford must track down the rogue software. Sequel to Impact (DB70274). Some violence and some strong language. 2014.

The Collector of Dying Breaths: A Novel of Suspense
DB79040 12 hours 55 minutes
by M.J. Rose
read by Madelyn Buzzard
In 1573, René le Florentin serves as perfumer to Catherine de Medici in Paris and searches for the secret to reincarnation. In the present day, Jac LʼEtoile seeks out what René discovered, even as she confronts a man from her past—Griffin North. Sequel to Seduction (DB77083). Explicit descriptions of sex and some violence. 2014.

A Better World
DB79305 10 hours 40 minutes
by Marcus Sakey
read by Todd Fox
After the events in Brilliance (DB77229), a terrorist network led by brilliants has crippled three cities. As a brilliant, a father, and an advisor to the president of the United States, Nick Cooper is against everything the terrorists represent. Violence and strong language. 2014.

End Times
DB79469 8 hours 30 minutes
by Anna Schumacher
read by Kristin Allison
Daphne flees to her Uncle Floydʼs home in Wyoming to escape a bad family situation in Detroit. But instead of solace, the townsfolk declare the End Times are here—and Daphne may be the key. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Donʼt Scream
DB78863 12 hours 35 minutes
by Wendy Corsi Staub
read by Georgina Marie
Ten years after a fellow sorority sister died, four friends discover they are being targeted. After one of them is murdered, the remaining three must find out who knows the secrets of that first night and stop a killer before they become the next victims. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2007.

After Dark, My Sweet
DB78774 6 hours 3 minutes
by Jim Thompson
read by Kevin T. Collins
Washed-up boxer “Kid” Collins is on the run after escaping from a mental institution. He falls in with an attractive, alcoholic young widow and her corrupt ex-cop friend who has a kidnapping scheme that will make them all rich. But the plan derails catastrophically. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1955.

The Getaway
DB78821 5 hours 24 minutes
by Jim Thompson
read by David de Vries
After a bloody bank robbery, career criminal Doc McCoy and his wife Carol run for their lives, pursued by people on both sides of the law who want them dead. Basis of Sam Peckinpahʼs 1972 film with Steve McQueen. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1958.

A Hell of a Woman
DB78822 5 hours 57 minutes
by Jim Thompson
read by Thomas Vincent Kelly
Frank “Dolly” Dillon has a wife he canʼt stand and a dead-end job working sales and collections door-to-door. When beautiful, pathetic Mona is offered up to Dillon by her loathsome rich aunt, Dillon thinks he sees a way out for both of them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1954.

Pop. 1280
DB78776 6 hours 51 minutes
by Jim Thompson
read by John McLain
Small-town sheriff Nick Corey seems lazy and self-indulgent. But his cunning mind is working overtime on local problems: a pair of disrespectful pimps, his girlfriendʼs abusive husband, and his wifeʼs over-attentive brother. And Nick will do anything to stay in office. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1964.

Savage Night
DB78885 6 hours 33 minutes
by Jim Thompson
read by David Collins
Diminutive hit man “Little” Bigger is sent to assassinate Jake Winroy, the key witness in a corruption case. Bigger gets a bakery job and infiltrates his targetʼs household as a tenant. The job looks easy—until Bigger gets tangled up with Winroyʼs housekeeper and his wife. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1953.

South of Heaven
DB78883 6 hours 10 minutes
by Jim Thompson
read by Brian Troxell
West Texas, 1920s. Itinerant young Tommy Burwell finds work on a pipeline with a gang of hoboes, drunks, and jailbirds. For Tommy, his traveling companion Four Trey, and Carol, who makes her living following the work camps, there is nothing much left to lose. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1967.

A Swell-Looking Babe
DB78777 5 hours 28 minutes
by Jim Thompson
read by Brian Troxell
When seductive Marcia Hillis checks in to the Manton, a young bellhopʼs life is turned upside down. As Dustyʼs attraction to Marcia deepens, he finds himself destructively involved with a resident thug, the seedy night clerk, and a local shyster. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1954.

Texas by the Tail
DB78881 7 hours 0 minutes
by Jim Thompson
read by Jeff Brick
Bigamous small-time gambler Mitch Corley and his girlfriend need money fast, so they decide to try their hustle in some high-stakes games in the Lone Star State. But Mitch has forgotten that Texans donʼt like to lose—and donʼt take kindly to cheaters. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1965.

Wild Town
DB78833 7 hours 46 minutes
by Jim Thompson
read by Kevin T. Collins
Ragtown, Texas. When trouble-prone ex-con Bugs McKenna gets work as a hotel detective, he thinks his luck may have changed. But tensions between the hotelʼs paraplegic owner and his alluring wife are at a flash point, and Bugs is drawn in like a moth to the flame. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1957.

The Garden of Betrayal
DB79179 10 hours 34 minutes
by Lee Vance
read by Ray Foushee
Seven years after his twelve-year-old son Kyle was kidnapped, energy-industry analyst Mark Wallace learns of a new lead in the case. Spurred on by this tip—and a series of frightening incidents—Wallace, his wife, and their daughter search for the abductorsʼ identities. Some violence and some strong language. 2010.

The Sound of Things Falling
DB79446 9 hours 13 minutes
by Juan Gabriel Vásquez
read by Jon Huffman
A news story about a hippo escaping a former drug kingpinʼs estate leads lawyer Antonio Yammara to investigate the murder of a friend—which Antonio witnessed. The story behind the killing leads Antonio to the history of marijuana smuggling of the 1960s and 1970s. Translated from the Spanish. Violence and strong language. 2011.

Never Coming Back
DB79513 16 hours 37 minutes
by Tim Weaver
read by Erik Sandvold
When Carrie Ling and her family vanish from their English coastal home and the police do nothing, Carrieʼs sister Emily turns to missing-persons investigator David Raker, whom she dated in high school. Davidʼs search reveals a massive, violent cover-up of a decades-old secret. Violence and strong language. 2014.

War Stories

All the Light We Cannot See
DB79182 16 hours 3 minutes
by Anthony Doerr
read by Jill Fox
When Paris is invaded by the Nazis, Marie-Laure LeBlancʼs father evacuates her to St. Malo to stay with her great-uncle. Blind since the age of six, Marie-Laure must learn the town by using the scale model that her father has left. Then the Germans arrive. Violence and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2014.

Men in Green Faces
DB78976 11 hours 49 minutes
by Gene Wentz and B. Abell Jurus
read by Patrick Downer
With just weeks remaining in his tour of duty, Navy SEAL Gene Michaels knows he will feel incomplete if he does not eliminate a North Vietnamese Army “enforcer” who has brought terror to South Vietnamese villages. Violence and strong language. 1992.


The Last of the Plainsmen
DB79510 9 hours 27 minutes
by Zane Grey
read by Jim Zeiger
Buffalo Jones and associates travel to Buckskin Mountain, along the northern rim of the Grand Canyon, in search of live cougars to bring back with them. They encounter several tribes, some hostile, and must also fight with nature to achieve their goal. Violence. 1907.

Robert B. Parkerʼs Bull River
DB78828 7 hours 37 minutes
by Robert Knott
read by Rex Linn
After hunting down murderer and bandito Captain Alejandro Vasquez, territorial marshal Virgil Cole and deputy Everett Hitch return him to the Citadel to stand trial. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

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Adult Nonfiction


Hard Choices
DB79036 30 hours 28 minutes
by Hillary Rodham Clinton
read by Catherine Byers
Hillary Rodham Clintonʼs account of the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as Americaʼs 67th secretary of state and how those experiences inform her vision of the future. Bestseller. 2014.

The Last Pirate: A Father, His Son, and the Golden Age of Marijuana
DB79043 11 hours 21 minutes
by Tony Dokoupil
read by Andy Pyle
Journalist recounts the life of his father, also named Tony, who was arrested in 1992 for leading one of the largest marijuana distribution rings in the 1970s and 1980s. Discusses the drug culture of the time and the impact of the lifestyle on his childhood. Some strong language. 2014.

Napoleon: Life, Legacy, and Image; A Biography
DB78352 13 hours 8 minutes
by Alan Forrest
read by Bill Wallace
British professor chronicles the life and career of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821) from his Corsican birth and rise during the French Revolution to his creation of an empire. Discusses the public-relations skills Napoleon used to build popular support and a political dynasty. 2011.

A Prince among Stones: That Business with the Rolling Stones and Other Adventures
DB79481 8 hours 53 minutes
by Rupert Loewenstein
read by Jon Huffman
Loewenstein (1933–2014) describes his privileged childhood growing up in Europe as the only son of German aristocrats on the eve of World War II, moving to England, his career in finance, and eventually becoming the accountant for the members of the Rolling Stones. Shares experiences of managing rock-and-roll finances. 2013.

Charles Darwin: Destroyer of Myths
DB78844 11 hours 12 minutes
by Andrew Norman
read by Barry Bernson
Considers the life of naturalist Charles Darwin, exploring the influences that shaped his ideas and led him to question orthodox views on how the world was created and how living things evolved. 2014.

Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century; Volume 2, 1948–1988, the Man Who Learned Better
DB79150 25 hours 41 minutes
by William H. Patterson
read by Mark Delgado
Continuation of Robert A. Heinlein (DB73177). This second volume chronicles bestselling author Heinlein (1907–1988) at the height of his career, and highlights his personal life, achievements, political aspirations, and more. 2014.

Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson
DB78593 15 hours 25 minutes
by Barbara Ransby
read by Eva Wilhelm
Biography of Eslanda “Essie” Cardozo Goode Robeson (1895–1965) posits that, despite her many achievements, the D.C.-born anthropologist, author, and human-rights advocate was overshadowed by her famous husband, the singer, actor, and activist Paul Robeson. 2013.

Good Call: Reflections on Faith, Family, and Fowl
DB79355 7 hours 18 minutes
by Jase Robertson
read by Patrick Downer
Second-oldest son of the Robertson clan from the television show Duck Dynasty and COO of Duck Commander recounts his life and shares his views regarding family, religion, and hunting. Relates the challenges of growing up in rural Louisiana with an absent father. Bestseller. 2014.

Now You See Me: How I Forgave the Unforgivable
DB78729 8 hours 19 minutes
by Kathy Sanders
read by Kathy Sanders
Grandmother reflects on her emotional struggle after her two grandsons were killed in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Recounts the comfort she eventually found through faith, forgiveness, and an unlikely friendship with one of the bombers. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Business and Economics

Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
DB79248 12 hours 35 minutes
by Ed Catmull
read by Jeff Allin
Cofounder of computer animation studio Pixar shares his views on what makes a successful manager. Born in 1945, Catmull discusses challenges he observed in Silicon Valley throughout the 1980s and the lessons he learned that allowed him to lead Pixar to its unprecedented success. 2014.

Thirty Tomorrows: The Next Three Decades of Globalization, Demographics, and How We Will Live
DB79159 11 hours 9 minutes
by Milton Ezrati
read by Jeremy Edwinn Gage
Economist examines the impact of changing demographics on the financial landscape over the next three decades, specifically in regard to the aging of the Baby Boomer population. Argues that, while there will be challenges, they are not as dire as many are predicting. 2014.

When Buyers Say No: Essential Strategies for Keeping a Sale Moving Forward
DB78731 8 hours 0 minutes
by Tom Hopkins and Ben Katt
read by Pete Larkin
Guide highlights strategic approaches to selling when buyers initially decline or are resistant to a sales opportunity. The authors introduce a concept called the Circle of Persuasion that offers ways to redirect the conversation back to the sales path after a buyer says “no.” Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Death of Money: The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System
DB79206 13 hours 50 minutes
by James Rickards
read by Mark Ashby
Economist posits there will be a currency collapse similar to those that happened in 1914, 1939, and 1971. Analyzes the state of the United States government, as well as its economic challengers, including China and Russia. Offers points investors should be aware of when evaluating risk. 2014.


Itʼs Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens
DB78985 11 hours 54 minutes
by Danah Boyd
read by Dale Allen
Sociologist summarizes her research into the use of technology by teens. Explores the dangers as well as the possibilities for teens using the Internet, focusing on questions of identity, privacy, addiction, bullying, inequality, and literacy. 2014.


The Moment of Clarity: Using the Human Sciences to Solve Your Toughest Business Problems
DB79413 6 hours 3 minutes
by Christian Madsbjerg and Mikkel B. Rasmussen
read by Michael Scherer
Founding partners at ReD Associates, an innovation and strategy consultancy, argue for the role of a new set of tools to understand the “soft” factors that influence how people buy and consume ideas and products. 2014.


My Usual Table: A Life in Restaurants
DB78977 11 hours 22 minutes
by Colman Andrews
read by Gary Telles
Critic shares his life in the food industry through the lens of restaurants he has visited over the years, from childhood and over the course of his writing career. Examines the restaurantsʼ histories, the food served, and the dining experience. 2014.


After Visiting Friends: A Sonʼs Story
DB79371 9 hours 53 minutes
by Michael Hainey
read by Erik Sandvold
Reporter Michael Hainey investigated the facts behind the decades-old death of his father, a newspaper editor, which happened when Michael was six. Bob Hainey was found alone near his car on Chicagoʼs North Side, dead of an apparent heart attack after visiting friends, but the event was shrouded in mystery. 2013.

If I Canʼt Have You: Susan Powell, Her Mysterious Disappearance, and the Murder of Her Children
DB79097 9 hours 20 minutes
by Gregg Olsen and Rebecca Morris
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Examines the events surrounding the 2009 Utah disappearance of Susan Powell—the note and diaries that reveal a troubled marriage, the eventual arrest of her father-in-law, the suicide of her brother-in-law, and the murder of her young sons by her husband Josh before his own suicide. Some strong language. 2014.

Diet and Nutrition

The Blood Sugar Solution Ten-Day Detox Diet: Activate Your Bodyʼs Natural Ability to Burn Fat and Lose Weight Fast
DB78677 7 hours 35 minutes
by Mark Hyman
read by Mark Hyman
Author of The Blood Sugar Solution (DB74530) offers specific nutritional strategies to reduce insulin levels. Includes detailed explanations for food choices and recipes. Suggests ways to prepare both your kitchen and your mind for the recommended plan. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Drama and Screen

William Shakespeareʼs The Empire Striketh Back: Star Wars Part the Fifth
DB79153 3 hours 16 minutes
by Ian Doescher
read by Steven Carpenter
After the events of William Shakespeareʼs Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope (DB77244), Luke Skywalker and friends retreat to the ice planet Hoth. Darth Vader schemes to destroy them, but Luke begins training with Yoda, a reclusive Jedi master. In Cloud City, deception awaits Lukeʼs compatriots. 2014.

Government and Politics

Waking from the Dream: The Struggle for Civil Rights in the Shadow of Martin Luther King Jr.
DB78873 9 hours 4 minutes
by David L. Chappell
read by Bob Moore
Historian examines the civil rights movement after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968. Details the growth and fracturing of political efforts. Explores the impact of prominent activists including Coretta Scott King and Jesse Jackson on the direction of the movementʼs goals. 2014.

Big Tent: The Story of the Conservative Revolution—as Told by the Thinkers and Doers Who Made It Happen
DB79233 12 hours 6 minutes
edited by Mallory Factor and Elizabeth Factor
read by Tom Burch
Fifteen essays by prominent American conservative leaders exploring their political philosophy. Includes Newt Gingrich discussing the American Revolution, Phyllis Schlafly exploring the intersection of conservative politics and religion, and Rand Paul expounding on libertarianism. 2014.

American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation
DB79352 13 hours 33 minutes
by Michael Kazin
read by Gregory Gorton
Historian traces the leftist reform movement from the early 1800s onward. Profiles abolitionists, labor union organizers, civil rights activists, feminists, socialists, and communists. Argues that cultural radicals have had an enduring effect on American life and explores what he perceives as their weakness in the early twenty-first century. 2011.

Donʼt Hurt People and Donʼt Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto
DB79207 7 hours 23 minutes
by Matt Kibbe
read by Patrick Downer
Economist presents his ideals for the libertarian movement. Argues for less government, especially in the areas of taxes and civil liberties. Discusses his own experiences with the libertarian movement and philosophy since his childhood. 2014.

Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA
DB79162 12 hours 47 minutes
by John Rizzo
read by Peter Johnson
Serving under eleven CIA directors and seven presidents, John Rizzo witnessed and participated in virtually every major operation of the CIAʼs modern history. Former chief legal officer of the agency, he charts its evolution from shadowy entity to an organization subject to new laws, rules, and public scrutiny. 2014.

Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIAʼs Spytechs from Communism to Al-Qaeda
DB79210 25 hours 12 minutes
by Robert Wallace and H. Keith Melton
read by Ken Kliban
Wallace, former director of the CIAʼs Office of Technical Service, and Melton, an expert on clandestine devices, survey spy gadgets from World War II to the War on Terror. Describes cameras, microphones, disguises, and encryption systems; their use in the field; and transition into the digital age. 2008.


Indie Spiritualist: A No Bullshit Exploration of Spirituality
DB79251 6 hours 17 minutes
by Chris Grosso
read by Michael Scherer
Grosso began exploring spiritual paths as he cycled through recovery efforts from drug addiction, and eventually created the Indie Spiritualist website. Chronicles his explorations of diverse religions and advocates honoring individual spiritual truth. Includes suggested meditations and practices for investigating personal spirituality. Strong language. 2014.


DB79288 20 hours 53 minutes
by Adam Begley
read by Michael Scherer
Journalist examines the life of John Updike (1932–2009), author of Couples (DB48643) and Pigeon Feathers and Other Stories (DB44879). Details his early childhood in Pennsylvania, his years in suburban Massachusetts, and his family life. Explores the impact of his prolific criticism and journalism as well as his dozens of novels. 2014.

Dancing Fish and Ammonites: A Memoir
DB78862 6 hours 25 minutes
by Penelope Lively
read by Kelly Birch
Five essays by the author of A House Unlocked (DB55921) and Making It Up (DB62535) examining her early life in Egypt, fleeing to London during World War II, and aging. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee
DB79569 8 hours 5 minutes
by Marja Mills
read by Kristin Allison
Journalist describes becoming friends with author Harper Lee (born 1926), known to her family and friends as Nelle, and her sister Alice and eventually moving in next door to them. Provides insights into Leeʼs reclusiveness and reluctance about writing another novel after To Kill a Mockingbird (DB36414, DB77672). Bestseller. 2014.

H.G. Wells: Another Kind of Life
DB79209 21 hours 11 minutes
by Michael Sherborne
read by Gary Telles
Biography of British author (1866–1946) known for War of the Worlds (DB38464) and The Time Machine (DB33367). Uses Wellsʼs correspondence to illustrate his socialist views, scientific interests, and belief in free love. Discusses his literary feuds with Henry James and George Orwell. Foreword by Christopher Priest. 2010.

Muriel Spark: The Biography
DB79286 25 hours 57 minutes
by Martin Stannard
read by Robert Sams
Examines personal and professional facets of the life of the Scottish writer best known for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (DB69464). Covers the rise of Muriel Spark (1918–2006) from genteel poverty to international celebrity, including her mental-health problems, brief marriage, 1954 conversion to Catholicism, and literary friendships. 2009.

Marriage and Sex

Save the Date: The Occasional Mortifications of a Serial Wedding Guest
DB79436 8 hours 55 minutes
by Jen Doll
read by Kristin Allison
Journalist reflects on the many weddings she has attended—from the one in Cape Cod, where her friendship with the bride unraveled, to the one in Seattle, where she was the date of another guest and realized what all of her own dates must have felt like. 2014.

Medicine and Health

Survivorship: Living Well during and after Cancer
DB79224 5 hours 8 minutes
by Barrie Cassileth
read by Nancy Walters
Specialist in integrative medical therapies provides information about cancer treatments. Details basic information on identifying care centers, potential complementary therapies, and symptom relief. Includes appendices detailing scams, support agencies, and a glossary of terms. 2014.

The Thirty-Day Heart Tune-Up: A Breakthrough Medical Plan to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease
DB78552 9 hours 10 minutes
by Steven Masley
read by Allan Robertson
Believing that the real culprit of cardiovascular disease is arterial plaque growth, physician Masley offers a program to determine heart health, shrink arterial plaque, improve circulation, and strengthen the heartbeat. Suggests heart-healing foods, heart and artery-strengthening exercises, stress-management tips, and a customized heart-friendly supplement plan. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel
DB79415 7 hours 11 minutes
by Jason Padgett and Maureen Seaberg
read by Mark Ashby
In 2002 while out with friends, Jason Padgett was mugged and suffered traumatic brain injury. Those injuries led first to severe agoraphobia and eventually synesthesia, which causes him to view the world in terms of fractal patterns. Discusses his coping with the injury and newfound interest in mathematics. 2014.

A Manʼs Guide to Healthy Aging: Stay Smart, Strong, and Active
DB78996 24 hours 43 minutes
by Edward H. Thompson and Lenard W. Kaye
read by Gary Tipton
A medical sociologist and a gerontologist-social worker offer information to aging men on such topics as eating well, reducing stress, and staying active; as well as how sleep, drug and alcohol use, spirituality, and appearance affect mental health. Also discusses sexual intimacy, friendship, caregiving, managing chronic diseases, and end-of-life issues. 2013.


Unbreak My Heart
DB79449 7 hours 9 minutes
by Toni Braxton
read by Erin Jones
Memoir by Grammy-Award winner Braxton (born 1967) detailing her early life in Maryland, her music career, bankruptcies, illness, and comeback through reality television with her sisters. Discusses challenges faced and the hope she has for the future. 2014.

A Broken Hallelujah: Rock and Roll, Redemption, and the Life of Leonard Cohen
DB79217 8 hours 32 minutes
by Liel Leibovitz
read by Bill Wallace
Journalist reflects on musician and songwriter Leonard Cohen (born 1934). Using Cohenʼs personal papers, Leibovitz explores the artistʼs career, his thoughts on spirituality, his involvement in world events, and how all of those combined in his growth as a human being. 2014.

The Walrus and the Elephants: John Lennonʼs Years of Revolution
DB78832 6 hours 38 minutes
by James A. Mitchell
read by Stephen Hoye
Journalist examines the life of John Lennon (1940–1980) after the Beatles, focusing on his political activism. Chronicles Lennonʼs life in New York City through interviews with friends who worked with him on projects. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Nature and the Environment

Natureʼs Nether Regions: What the Sex Lives of Bugs, Birds, and Beasts Tell Us about Evolution, Biodiversity, and Ourselves
DB79368 11 hours 56 minutes
by Menno Schilthuizen
read by Terry Donnelly
Biologist examines the process of evolution through the lens of sexual selection, in terms of both physical presentation of genitals and mating behavior. Discusses all types of animals, including mammals, birds, fish, and insects. 2014.


Just Freedom: A Moral Compass for a Complex World
DB78995 8 hours 33 minutes
by Philip Pettit
read by Scott Reynolds
Philosophy professor examines the concept of freedom from the perspective of civic republicanism. Provides a historical construct of freedom, and—using the Roman Republic as a model—discusses the implications of nondomination and noninterference. 2014.


For All of Us, One Today: An Inaugural Poetʼs Journey
DB78820 2 hours 49 minutes
by Richard Blanco
read by Richard Blanco
Richard Blanco (born 1968) chronicles his experiences growing up in Miami as a Cuban exile, his life as a gay man, and his development as a writer—for which he was named the inaugural poet for Barack Obamaʼs second inauguration in 2013. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

DB79411 1 hour 17 minutes
by David Tomas Martinez
read by Jeff Allin
Collection of twenty-two poems exploring the experience of a Mexican-American young man. “Forgetting Willie James Jones” describes a sense of disconnect when a classmate is shot and killed. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Psychology and Self-Help

How to Age in Place: Planning for a Happy, Independent, and Financially Secure Retirement
DB78679 8 hours 40 minutes
by Mary A. Languirand and Robert F. Bornstein
read by Gary Tipton
Clinical psychologistsʼ guide to postretirement living emphasizes staying in oneʼs home. They offer advice on financial planning, universal home design, transportation issues, health care, and accessibility of services, and provide checklists and worksheets. 2013.

Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain
DB79388 7 hours 8 minutes
by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
read by Richard Davidson
The authors of Freakonomics (DB60337) provide strategies for thinking outside the box, including: being willing to say “I donʼt know,” incentivizing rather than manipulating people, thinking like a child, and knowing when to quit. Bestseller. 2014.


What Is an American Muslim? Embracing Faith and Citizenship
DB79001 8 hours 56 minutes
by Abdullahi Ahmed An-Naʼim
read by Jack Fox
Law professor and American Muslim argues for the ability to be both an American citizen and a devout Muslim because of the American ideal of religious self-determination. Discusses concepts of identity, citizenship, religious affiliation, and the separation of church and state. Examines the experience of American Muslims post-9/11. 2014.

Theology Questions Everyone Asks: Christian Faith in Plain Language
DB79117 8 hours 58 minutes
edited by Gary M. Burge and David Lauber
read by Jon Huffman
Twelve essays by theology professors on questions typically asked by students. Discusses the nature of Christianity, the Bible, Jesus, salvation, ethical living, and more. Examines doctrine to attempt to answer the questions raised. 2014.

Living the Quaker Way: Timeless Wisdom for a Better Life Today
DB79178 4 hours 37 minutes
by Philip Gulley
read by Scott Reynolds
Pastor and author of The Evolution of Faith (DB74185) explains the principles guiding the Quaker faith: simplicity, peace, integrity, community, and equality. Includes a thirty-day devotional. 2013.

Jesus: A Pilgrimage
DB78468 19 hours 5 minutes
by James Martin
read by Gregory Maupin
A Jesuit priest retells the life of Jesus of Nazareth and explores the four Gospels in tandem with the geography of modern Israel. Martin posits that a richer understanding of the historical Jesus and his teachings is possible when the biblical stories are approached from the perspective of place. 2014.

The Masque of Africa: Glimpses of African Belief
DB79264 8 hours 52 minutes
by V.S. Naipaul
read by Peter Johnson
Winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Literature examines religious beliefs during a journey to Uganda, Ghana, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Gabon, and South Africa. Compares conditions to those seen on previous trips and discusses local history and lore. Comments on Christianity, Islam, and indigenous spiritual practices. 2010.

Open Mind, Faithful Heart: Reflections on Following Jesus
DB79228 9 hours 42 minutes
by Pope Francis
read by Lou Harpenau
Collection of writings by Pope Francis (born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in 1936) from his time as archbishop of Buenos Aires. Considers his personal relationship to God and Jesus Christ, and includes contemplations for others exploring and practicing the Catholic faith. Translated from Spanish. 2013.

Finding God beyond Religion: A Guide for Skeptics, Agnostics and Unorthodox Believers inside and outside the Church
DB79212 5 hours 16 minutes
by Tom Stella
read by J.P. Linton
Hospice chaplain and former Catholic priest Stella presents guidelines for living a spiritual life in the Christian tradition without being a part of a religious community. Considers the questions of belief versus faith and the nature of Jesus, among other matters. 2013.

Science and Technology

The Sound Book: The Science of the Sonic Wonders of the World
DB78570 11 hours 4 minutes
by Trevor Cox
read by Erik Sandvold
Acoustic engineer details his search for wondrous sounds after having an epiphany about unusual noises while listening to the acoustics of a Victorian-era sewer. Explains the mechanics behind sounds such as ice melting on a Siberian lake and singing sands in the Mojave Desert. 2014.

The Science of Shakespeare: A New Look at the Playwrightʼs Universe
DB78982 16 hours 15 minutes
by Dan Falk
read by Jason Culp
Journalist profiles Renaissance astronomers and cosmologists and discusses the influence of their discoveries and speculations on the work of William Shakespeare (1564?–1616). Links Shakespeare with Galileo, Copernicus, Giordano Bruno, and other thinkers. 2014.

Wheels Stop: The Tragedies and Triumphs of the Space Shuttle Program, 1986–2011
DB78525 19 hours 18 minutes
by Rick Houston
read by Tom Burch
Journalist focuses on the experiences of the people working at NASA from the aftermath of the 1986 Challenger shuttle explosion to the July 2011 final shuttle flight. Interviews flight controllers, shuttle workers, and astronauts. Covers the 2003 loss of the Columbia. Includes foreword by astronaut Jerry Ross. 2013.

Social Sciences

The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World
DB79476 14 hours 52 minutes
by Russell Gold
read by J.P. Linton
Reporter examines the history of fracking—the process by which natural gas is mined from shale deposits millions of years old—and the challenges it poses in the early twenty-first century. Discusses rival energy sources and the development of the fracking industry since its birth in the 1980s. 2014.

No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State
DB79369 10 hours 6 minutes
by Glenn Greenwald
read by Peter Johnson
Journalist and former lawyer Greenwald describes being contacted by Edward Snowden regarding top-secret documents he obtained while working at the National Security Agency (NSA), the process of writing the articles about the story, and the fallout of the revelations. Examines justifications for state surveillance of citizens. Bestseller. 2014.

The Burglary
DB78860 25 hours 0 minutes
by Betty Medsger
read by Bronson Pinchot
Recounts the 1971 break-in at the FBI offices in Media, Pennsylvania, by a group of unlikely activists. Highlights the activistsʼ role in confirming that J. Edgar Hoover had run his own shadow bureau of investigation and triggering major changes in the FBI. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Peopleʼs Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age
DB79227 10 hours 57 minutes
by Astra Taylor
read by Kerry Dukin
Journalist argues that the digital media empires of the early twenty-first century have not revolutionized “old” media as much as replaced it. Advocates for sustainable culture, which includes the preservation of digital media. 2014.

A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History
DB79448 9 hours 26 minutes
by Nicholas Wade
read by Bill Burton
Journalist examines human evolution through the lens of social behaviors, advancing the controversial argument that differences among societies are attributable to racial disparities, which in turn reinforce those differences. 2014.

Sports and Recreation

Pete Rose: An American Dilemma
DB78692 13 hours 53 minutes
by Kostya Kennedy
read by Bill Burton
Examines the career of baseball player and manager Rose (born 1941), who was banned from the game in 1989 because of gambling. Details Roseʼs rise to become one of the premier players of the 1960s and 1970s and his fight for induction into the Hall of Fame. 2014.

Beyond Basketball: Coach Kʼs Keywords for Success
DB78551 3 hours 34 minutes
by Mike Krzyzewski
read by Mike Krzyzewski
Mike Krzyzewski (born 1947) shares lessons he has learned as a basketball player under the legendary Bob Knight and as a coach—first at the United States Military Academy and later at Duke University—including courage, integrity, and poise. Discusses the importance of student athletes developing leadership skills. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2006.

Stage and Screen

Sitcom: A History in 24 Episodes from I Love Lucy to Community
DB79151 15 hours 26 minutes
by Saul Austerlitz
read by Gregory Gorton
Surveys the history and format of television situation comedy between 1952 and 2010 by analyzing twenty-four popular series and paying particular attention to one episode of each. Includes such iconic programs as The Honeymooners, M*A*S*H, The Cosby Show, Friends, and 30 Rock. 2014.

John Wayne: The Life and Legend
DB78778 28 hours 36 minutes
by Scott Eyman
read by Jason Culp
Author of Mary Pickford, Americaʼs Sweetheart (DB31374) and Lion of Hollywood (DB61573) chronicles the life of screen legend John Wayne. Details Wayneʼs early years in Iowa and California, his life in Hollywood, and his personal relationships. Examines the mystique that grew up around him. Bestseller. 2014.

A Curious Discovery: An Entrepreneurʼs Story
DB79205 11 hours 55 minutes
by John Hendricks
read by Patrick Downer
Founder of Discovery Communications, the parent company of the Discovery Channel, shares his experiences in starting the company; successes such as The Deadliest Catch and Mythbusters; and failures, including a collaboration with the New York Times. Emphasizes his curiosity as crucial to his success. 2013.

Everybodyʼs Got Something
DB78864 7 hours 17 minutes
by Robin Roberts
read by Robin Roberts
Cohost of Good Morning, America, Roberts (born 1960) details her childhood growing up in Mississippi, her life as a television reporter, her health crises including breast cancer and a bone marrow disorder, and the support of friends and family. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2014.

The Women of Duck Commander: Surprising Insights from the Women behind the Beards about What Makes This Family Work
DB79237 7 hours 40 minutes
by Kay Robertson and others
read by Kerry Dukin
The women of the Robertson family from the Duck Dynasty television show share their childhoods, how they met their husbands, and life as television personalities. Recounts their struggles, including Missyʼs daughterʼs medical condition and the strain in Lisaʼs marriage. 2014.


Sextant: A Young Manʼs Daring Sea Voyage and the Men Who Mapped the Worldʼs Oceans
DB79445 11 hours 55 minutes
by David Barrie
read by Alec Volz
Chronicle of the authorʼs first transatlantic ship voyage in 1973 as a college student. Discusses his fascination with the sextant from childhood and how his trip led him to investigate the development of the instrument as well as the lives of notable mariners including Captain Cook and Captain Bligh. 2014.

U.S. History

The Barbarous Years: The Peopling of British North America; the Conflict of Civilizations, 1600–1675
DB78845 22 hours 1 minute
by Bernard Bailyn
read by Jack Fox
Chronicles the early settlement of North America by European peoples of myriad social backgrounds and religious affiliations. Explores the often brutal conflicts with native tribes, African slaves, and among the immigrants themselves as they sought to survive and prosper in the New World. Violence. 2012.

Dark Invasion: 1915; Germanyʼs Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America
DB78990 12 hours 34 minutes
by Howard Blum
read by Bill Burton
Author of American Lightning (DB68656) examines the development of a German spy ring in the United States just before the countryʼs entry into World War I. Details efforts of the New York Police Departmentʼs Bomb and Neutrality Squad to uncover the ring and counteract its machinations. Some violence. 2014.

The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream
DB79020 19 hours 12 minutes
by Thomas Dyja
read by Gregory Gorton
Examination of the city of Chicago from the late 1930s to the 1960s and its place in America during that time period. Explores the growth of the city, integration and race relations, economic development and decline, entertainment and entertainers, and the explosion in artistic endeavors, including music and architecture. 2013.

Down to the Crossroads: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Meredith March against Fear
DB79156 11 hours 21 minutes
by Aram Goudsouzian
read by Bob Moore
From Memphis in 1966, James Meredith embarked on a voting rights “March Against Fear” toward Jackson, Mississippi. When Meredith was shot by a mysterious white man, a confrontation between civil-rights leaders and southern law-enforcement officials ensued, which gave rise to the Black Power movement. 2014.

The Red and the White: A Family Saga of the American West
DB79083 11 hours 14 minutes
by Andrew R. Graybill
read by Robert Sams
Historian probes interracial Native-white relationships critical in the development of the trans-Mississippi West. Explores the 1870 Marias Massacre, an episode set in motion by the murder of Malcolm Clarke, in which Clarkeʼs two sons rode with the Second U.S. Cavalry to kill their own blood relatives. 2013.

The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression: Shirley Temple and 1930s America
DB79379 10 hours 29 minutes
by John F. Kasson
read by Bill Wallace
Historian examines the Great Depression in America in the 1930s and how it led to the development of Shirley Temple as one of the most famous people in the country. Discusses the impact of her movies on the economy of the day, race relations, and marketing. 2014.

The Marines of Montford Point: Americaʼs First Black Marines
DB79015 8 hours 53 minutes
by Melton A. McLaurin
read by James Konicek
Drawing on extensive interviews, historian chronicles the experiences of the first African American U.S. Marine Corps recruits to receive basic training at the segregated Camp Montford Point, near Jacksonville, North Carolina, following the 1941 Executive Order 8802, by which Franklin D. Roosevelt prohibited racial discrimination in the military. Some violence and some strong language. 2007.

Not Your Fatherʼs Coast Guard: The Untold Story of U.S. Coast Guard Special Forces
DB79229 9 hours 8 minutes
by Matthew Mitchell
read by Jon Huffman
Coast Guard officer relates the efforts of the U.S. Coast Guard Special Operations Force in the war on drugs. Details operations, primarily in South America, and partnerships with other agencies. Profiles members of the team. Discusses reasons for international missions. 2010.

Enduring Courage: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed
DB79404 14 hours 0 minutes
by John F. Ross
read by Bill Burton
Author of War on the Run (DB69615) profiles Eddie Rickenbacker (1890–1973), World War I flying ace and past-owner of the Indianapolis Speedway. Discusses his early life in Columbus, Ohio, the development of his fascination with speeding motor vehicles, and his dedication to his country. 2014.

Latino Americans: The Five-Hundred-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation
DB79337 9 hours 19 minutes
by Ray Suarez
read by Bruce Huntey
This companion book to the PBS series traces the history, culture, and legacy of Latino Americans in the United States. Explores the influence of the largest minority group—more than fifty million individuals—on the economic and social fabric of our country. 2013.


Monte Cassino: Ten Armies in Hell
DB79173 16 hours 0 minutes
by Peter Caddick-Adams
read by Lou Harpenau
Historian details the five-month-long campaign by Allied forces to capture the town of Cassino in the Liri Valley south of Rome during World War II. Describes the impacts of the natural setting on fighting techniques, and chronicles troop movements and maneuvers. Violence. 2013.

Churchillʼs First War: Young Winston at War with the Afghans
DB79161 11 hours 52 minutes
by Con Coughlin
read by George Holmes
Recounts Winston Churchillʼs early years as a British cavalry lieutenant in the 1897 North West Frontier campaign against Pashtun tribesmen. The experiences became the subject of his first book, The Story of the Malakand Field Force, which was subsequently studied by military commanders on the ground in modern-day Afghanistan. 2013.

The Ariadne Objective: The Underground War to Rescue Crete from the Nazis
DB79128 11 hours 25 minutes
by Wes Davis
read by Bill Burton
In 1944 a band of amateur British soldiers—scholars, archeologists, writers—infiltrated occupied Crete and joined with Cretan partisans to carry out a cunning plan to disrupt Nazi maneuvers, culminating in a daring, high-risk plot to abduct the islandʼs German commander. 2013.

Vanished: The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II
DB79116 9 hours 56 minutes
by Wil S. Hylton
read by Tom Burch
Journalist details the search for a United States bomber that crashed in the Pacific Ocean in 1944. Traces the last mission of the crew, the rumors and innuendos that followed their disappearance, and the recovery of the remains from the crash in 2008. 2013.

Moment of Battle: The Twenty Clashes That Changed the World
DB78353 18 hours 2 minutes
by James Lacey and Williamson Murray
read by Dan Bloom
The authors present twenty military conflicts that they say changed the course of history, from the 490 B.C. confrontation at Marathon between Athens and Persia to the 2003 battle that secured a crucial bridge for the American-led coalition that overthrew Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. Violence. 2013.

Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War on Terror
DB79124 12 hours 18 minutes
by Erik Prince
read by Gregory Maupin
Founder and former CEO of the military contracting firm Blackwater, Inc., explores the birth and evolution of the company, which took on high-risk security jobs around the world, including nearly one hundred thousand missions in Afghanistan and Iraq. Prince argues that opponents have attempted to tarnish Blackwaterʼs reputation. Violence. 2013.

The West

Shot All to Hell: Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild Westʼs Greatest Escape
DB79089 9 hours 38 minutes
by Mark Lee Gardner
read by Ken Kliban
Recounts the final holdup of the eight-man James and Younger gang. Details the outlawsʼ 1876 attempt to rob the First National Bank of Northfield, Minnesota; the response from the employees and citizens; and the two-week manhunt that followed. Violence and some strong language. Spur Award. 2013.

World History

The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide
DB78938 17 hours 8 minutes
by Gary J. Bass
read by Lou Harpenau
Analyzes the involvement of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger in the 1971 atrocities in Bangladesh that led to war between India and Pakistan, shaped the fate of Asia, and left in their wake a host of major strategic consequences for the world today. Violence and strong language. 2013.

The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames
DB78823 14 hours 49 minutes
by Kai Bird
read by Rene Ruiz
Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kai Birdʼs portrait of one of the most influential operatives in CIA history—Robert Ames. Provides a history of twentieth-century conflict in the Middle East, and an hour-by-hour account of the 1983 Beirut embassy bombing that killed Ames. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Diaries of an Unfinished Revolution: Voices from Tunis to Damascus
DB79232 7 hours 25 minutes
edited by Matthew Cassel and others
read by Barry Bernson
Collection of eight essays from people who were active during the Arab Spring movement in 2011. They discuss the political and personal climates in each of their different countries, both before and after the revolutionary movement, and they share their hopes for the future. Translated from Arabic. Some violence. 2013.

The Gods of Olympus: A History
DB78790 9 hours 56 minutes
by Barbara Graziosi
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
Traces the diffusion of the Olympian deities across the globe and the evolution of Greek mythology in the distinct personalities and conflicts of twelve gods and goddesses. 2014.

The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914
DB78740 30 hours 35 minutes
by Margaret MacMillan
read by Ken Kliban
Analysis of European affairs from 1900 to 1914 portrays the many leaders and crowned heads of state—including Kaiser Wilhelm II, Emperor Franz Joseph, and King Edward II—who, after years of peace, failed to prevent the continentʼs descent into war. 2013.

The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire
DB78621 24 hours 38 minutes
by Andrew Jackson OʼShaughnessy
read by Jason Culp
Historian chronicles the British campaign—and subsequent failure—to subdue the American colonies. Profiles ten of the decision makers, including George III, prime minister Lord North, brothers General and Admiral Howe, and commanders Clinton and Cornwallis. Explains the circumstances that led to defeat despite the competency of the leaders. 2013.

Cairo: Memoir of a City Transformed
DB79127 8 hours 35 minutes
by Ahdaf Soueif
read by Suzanne Duvall
Novelist presents an eyewitness account of the Egyptian revolution in 2011, tracing the passionate, violent, eighteen-day effort to overthrow the Mubarak regime. Soueif recalls her peaceful childhood and appraises what the future holds for the country. Revised from 2012 edition. 2014.

Tudor: Passion, Manipulation, Murder; The Story of Englandʼs Most Notorious Royal Family
DB78836 20 hours 11 minutes
by Leanda de Lisle
read by Kerry Dukin
Beginning with the 1437 marriage between Henry Vʼs widow Catherine and Welsh commoner Owen Tudor, British historian de Lisle recounts the dysfunctional Tudor dynastyʼs history, touching on every member, including the often overlooked women. 2013.

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


The Black Circle: The 39 Clues, Book 5
DB78502 4 hours 1 minute
by Patrick Carman
read by David Pittu
As orphan siblings Amy and Dan Cahill stop in Volgograd, Russia, to hunt for their next clue, they worry that ruthless Irina Spasky has finally tracked them down. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2009.

Slaves of Socorro: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 4
DB79474 13 hours 47 minutes
by John Flanagan
read by Erik Sandvold
With their honor restored, Hal and his fellow Herons leave Skandia again on a new mission—to track down and stop Halʼs nemesis Tursgud, a bullying youth who has turned vicious pirate and slave trader. For grades 5-8. 2014.

The Dead of Night: The 39 Clues; Cahills vs. Vespers, Book 3
DB78558 4 hours 46 minutes
by Peter Lerangis
read by David Pittu
The Vespers kidnap Dan Cahillʼs eleven-year-old friend Atticus, proving the evil clan is far more dangerous than orphans Amy and Dan ever imagined. With Atticusʼs life on the line, the siblings race to save him. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2012.

Flutter: The Story of Four Sisters and One Incredible Journey
DB79488 4 hours 42 minutes
by Erin E. Moulton
read by Kerry Dukin
Nine-year-old Maple and her older sister Dawn must work together to face treacherous terrain, wild animals, and poachers as they trek through Vermontʼs Green Mountains seeking a miracle for their prematurely born sister. For grades 3-6. 2011.

Blood Ties: Spirit Animals
DB78857 5 hours 30 minutes
by Garth Nix and Sean Williams
read by Nicola Barber
As the Conquerors try to destroy Erdas, four restless kids and their bonded animals set out for the enemyʼs territory to wage a battle they yearn to begin. Sequel to Hunted (DB78825). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2014.

Trust No One: The 39 Clues; Cahills vs. Vespers, Book 5
DB78560 4 hours 43 minutes
by Linda Sue Park
read by David Pittu
Orphan siblings Amy and Dan must root out the Vesper mole in their innermost circle before the next Cahill hostage dies. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2012.

Shatterproof: The 39 Clues; Cahills vs. Vespers, Book 4
DB78559 4 hours 26 minutes
by Roland Smith
read by David Pittu
After pulling some spectacular heists, orphans Amy and Dan Cahill have become two of Interpolʼs most-wanted criminals. So when Vesper One orders them to steal the worldʼs largest diamond, the siblings know they are facing life in prison—or worse. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2012.

Hunted: Spirit Animals
DB78825 5 hours 18 minutes
by Maggie Stiefvater
read by Nicola Barber
Four kids and their bonded beasts—a falcon, a wolf, a panda, and a leopard—team up to fight against villain, the Devourer. Sequel to Wild Born (DB78815). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2014.

Luluʼs Mysterious Mission
DB79094 1 hour 24 minutes
by Judith Viorst
read by Anne Hancock
When Luluʼs parents go on vacation, the formidable Ms. Sonia Sofia Solinsky comes to babysit. Lulu behaves as badly as possible to get her to leave, until Ms. Solinsky reveals her secret. For grades 2-4. 2014.


What the Dog Said
DB78639 6 hours 7 minutes
by Randi Reisfeld
read by Carol Dines
Shortly after their police officer father is killed in the line of duty, Graceʼs older sister Regan adopts a puppy to train as a service dog—an experience Regan will write about in her college essay. But grief-stricken Grace ends up taking responsibility for the dog. For grades 5-8. 2012.


Ava and Pip
DB78686 4 hours 5 minutes
by Carol Weston
read by Jill Fox
Outgoing ten-year-old Ava Wren sometimes feels invisible. Her parents are preoccupied with their work and her shy, older sister Pip. When Pipʼs birthday party plans turn into a disaster, Ava finds inspiration for the library writing contest. But her story has unintended consequences. For grades 4-7. 2014.


The Lost Stone: The Kingdom of Wrenly, Book 1
DB79006 0 hours 36 minutes
by Jordan Quinn
read by Guy Williams
Eight-year-old Lucas, Prince of Wrenly, longs for friendship. When his father finally allows him to play with Clara, the daughter of the queenʼs seamstress, the pair decide to team up and search the land for a missing jewel. For grades 2-4. 2014.

Growing Up

Absolutely Almost
DB79309 5 hours 11 minutes
by Lisa Graff
read by Guy Williams
Ten-year-old Albie has never been the smartest, best at gym, or talented at anything, as his parents keep reminding him, but new nanny Calista helps him uncover his strengths and take pride in himself. For grades 4-7. 2014.

Historical Fiction

DB79465 4 hours 24 minutes
by Louise Erdrich
read by Gabriella Cavallero
In 1866, Omakayasʼs son Chickadee is kidnapped by two neʼer-do-well brothers from his own tribe and must make a daring escape, forge unlikely friendships, and set out on an exciting and dangerous journey to get back home. Sequel to The Porcupine Year (DB68022). For grades 4-7. 2012.


Captain Awesome vs. Nacho Cheese Man
DB79494 0 hours 41 minutes
by Stan Kirby
read by Jeff Allin
When second-grader Eugeneʼs favorite comic book goes missing, he blames his best friend Charlie, even though he has no evidence. Sequel to Captain Awesome to the Rescue! (DB75084). For grades 2-4. 2012.

Judy Moody and Stink: The Big Bad Blackout
DB79412 1 hour 33 minutes
by Megan McDonald
read by Margaret Strom
As Hurricane Elmer hits, Judy, Stink, and the entire Moody clan hunker down and ride out the storm. But when the power goes out, Grandma Lou proposes some activities to pass the time in the dark. For grades 2-4. 2014.

Scary Stories

Dr. Maniac vs. Robby Schwartz: Goosebumps HorrorLand
DB78783 2 hours 35 minutes
by R.L. Stine
read by Marc Thompson
After a series of eerie events, Robby Schwartz suspects his super villain Dr. Maniac has escaped his online comic strip to unleash mayhem in the real world. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2008.

Escape from HorrorLand: Goosebumps HorrorLand
DB78827 2 hours 37 minutes
by R.L. Stine
read by Suzy Jackson
Previous escapees of HorrorLand, Luke and Lizzie Morris reluctantly return to the spooky amusement park to save a group of kids from being scared to death! Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2009.

Help! We Have Strange Powers! Goosebumps HorrorLand
DB78826 2 hours 35 minutes
by R.L. Stine
read by Cassandra Morris
After visiting an automated fortune-teller booth, twins Jillian and Jackson suddenly develop strange psychic powers. But someone will stop at nothing to control their new abilities. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2009.

Streets of Panic Park: Goosebumps HorrorLand
DB78856 2 hours 37 minutes
by R.L. Stine
read by various narrators
After a group of kids survive HorrorLand, they become trapped in Panic Park. They must each confront their greatest fears and make unlikely alliances in order to survive. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2009.

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Children's Nonfiction


Chasing Cheetahs: The Race to Save Africaʼs Fastest Cats
DB79549 2 hours 39 minutes
by Sy Montgomery
read by Andy Pyle
Describes the cheetahʼs essential role in the ecosystem and the ways in which Namibiaʼs Cheetah Conservation Fund is promoting cohabitation between cheetahs and farmers. Includes advocacy advice, resources, and more. For grades 6-9. 2014.


The Girl from the Tar Paper School: Barbara Rose Johns and the Advent of the Civil Rights Movement
DB79529 1 hour 32 minutes
by Teri Kanefield
read by Mary Kane
Describes the peaceful protest organized by teenager Barbara Rose Johns in order to secure a permanent building for her segregated high school in Virginia in 1951, and explains how her actions helped fuel the civil rights movement. For grades 5-8. 2014.

The Pilot and the Little Prince: The Life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
DB79553 0 hours 35 minutes
by Peter Sís
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Biography of French writer and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, one of the first pilots to deliver mail by plane. Describes the adventures that later influenced his book The Little Prince (DB44071). For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2014.


Double Victory: How African American Women Broke Race and Gender Barriers to Help Win World War II
DB79302 8 hours 51 minutes
by Cheryl Mullenbach
read by Kerry Dukin
An account of the lesser-known contributions of African American women during World War II reveals how they helped lay the foundations for the civil rights movement by challenging racial and gender barriers at home and abroad. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2013.


Adjectives: Grammar Basics
DB79453 0 hours 9 minutes
by Kate Riggs
read by Mary Kane
A simple overview of adjectives—the words that describe nouns. Includes their uses in sentences, their common and proper types, and how to spot articles and different forms. For grades 2-4. 2013.

Adverbs: Grammar Basics
DB79550 0 hours 8 minutes
by Kate Riggs
read by Jill Fox
A simple overview of adverbs—the words that describe actions. Includes their uses in sentences, their degrees of comparison, and how to spot different and irregular forms. For grades 2-4. 2013.


Gaia Warriors
DB79208 3 hours 53 minutes
by Nicola Davies
read by Faith Potts
Inspired by scientist James Lovelockʼs theory that Earth is an integrated, living system—Gaia-zoologist Nicola Davies discusses how and why the planetʼs climate is changing and what we can do about it. Encourages readers to live without hurting Earth, citing examples from around the globe. For grades 6-9. 2009.


How the Meteorite Got to the Museum
DB79410 0 hours 13 minutes
by Jessie Hartland
read by Mary Kane
Recounts the steps that brought a meteor from outer space, across the eastern United States, to the roof of a car in Peekskill, New York, in 1992. Later, part of the meteor was verified, tested, and exhibited at the American Museum of Natural History. For preschool-grade 2. 2013.

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Foreign Language


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

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.

Los Pastores de la Noche (The Shepherds of the Night)
DB77968 16 horas 49 minutos
por Jorge Amado
leído por Aurelio Dominguez
Tres cuentos interrelacionados que se centran en Bahía, Brasil. El matrimonio de Martím y Marialva provoca un escándalo, el infante Felício es bautizado con un padrino improbable, y los residentes de un barrio pobre se enfrentan a un propietario y la policía. Publicado originalmente en portugués en 1964. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual.
(Three interrelated tales set in Bahía, Brazil. Martim and Marialvaʼs marriage causes an uproar, infant Felício is baptized with an unlikely godfather, and residents of a slum confront a landowner and the police. Originally published in Portuguese in 1964. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2013.

Decisiones Difíciles (Hard Choices)
DB77983 33 horas 25 minutos
por Hillary Rodham Clinton
leído por Miriam Miranda
Las memorias de Hillary Rodham Clinton sobre las crisis, decisiones y desafíos que ella enfrentó durante sus cuatro años como la sexagésima séptima secretaria de Estado de los EE.UU. Clinton explica cómo estas variadas experiencias han ayudado a dar forma a su visión del futuro.
(Hillary Rodham Clintonʼs account of the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as Americaʼs 67th secretary of state, and how those experiences have informed her vision of the future.) 2014.

Los Niños y Jóvenes del Tercer Milenio: Guía Práctica Para Padres y Educadores (The Children and Youth of the Third Millennium: A Practical Guide for Parents and Educators)
DB77981 12 horas 36 minutos
por Carlos Espinosa Manso y otros
leído por Walter Krochmal
Utilizando un enfoque multidisciplinario y holístico, un pedagogo español, una antropóloga boliviana, y un autor uruguayo ofrecen un inventario de los desafíos que enfrentan los niños en nuestra era tecnológica y postulan el amanecer de una nueva época de la educación humana.
(Using a multidisciplinary, holistic framework, a Spanish educator, a Bolivian anthropologist, and a Uruguayan author inventory the unique challenges currently faced by children in our technological age and posit the dawn of a new era of human education.) 2014.

La Iglesia de la Misericordia (The Church of Mercy)
DB77988 4 horas 52 minutos
por Papa Francisco y Giuliano Vigini
leído por Jorge Pupo
Recoge la visión del papa Francisco sobre la Iglesia católica tal y como la ha presentado él mismo en las homilías, discursos, y ensayos realizados durante su primer año como Pontífice.
(Relates the vision of Pope Francis for the Catholic Church as presented in his homilies, speeches, and essays from his first year as Pontiff.) 2014.

No He Dejado de Soñar: Mi Largo Camino del Barrio a los Recintos del Capitolio (Still Dreaming: My Journey from the Barrio to Capitol Hill)
DB77985 21 horas 2 minutos
por Luis Gutiérrez y Douglas Scofield
leído por Tony Chiroldes
El congresista hace recuento de una vida transcurrida entre dos mundos: demasiado puertorriqueño para ser norteamericano y demasiado norteamericano para ser puertorriqueño. En los Estados Unidos le dijeron que regresara al lugar de donde había venido, mientras que en Puerto Rico se burlaban del gringo que no sabía hablar español.
(Congressman recounts his life between two worlds: too Puerto Rican in America, where he was born and yet was told to “go back to where you came from;” too American in Puerto Rico, where he was ridiculed as a “gringo” who couldnʼt speak Spanish.) 2013.

El Largo Camino Hacia la Libertad: La Autobiografía de Nelson Mandela (Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela)
DB77984 33 horas 8 minutos
por Nelson Mandela
leído por Walter Krochmal
Memorias del líder sudafricano que pasó veintisiete años de cárcel por su oposición al sistema de apartheid. Hijo de un jefe tribal, Mandela detalla su niñez en el campo y su educación; relata su dirección del Congreso Nacional Africano contra la segregación y la injusticia; y reflexiona sobre su presidencia (1994–1999) que trató de unir a una nación dividida.
(Memoirs of the South African leader who spent twenty-seven years in prison for opposing apartheid. Mandela, the son of a tribal chief, details his childhood and education; relates his leadership of the African National Congress; and reflects on his presidency (1994–1999), through which he attempted to unite a divided nation.) 1994.

Dispara, Yo Ya Estoy Muerto (Shoot, I Am Already Dead)
DB77987 33 horas 15 minutos
por Julia Navarro
leído por María Pino
A finales del siglo XIX, los Zucker abandonan Rusia, huyendo de la persecución religiosa. A su llegada a la Tierra Santa, Samuel Zucker adquiere propiedades de los Ziad, una familia árabe encabezada por Ahmed. Entre él y Samuel nace un fuerte vínculo, una sólida amistad que, por encima de las diferencias religiosas y políticas, se mantiene generación tras generación. Violencia.
(In the late-nineteenth century, the Zucker family flees religious persecution in Russia. Upon arrival in the Holy Land, Samuel Zucker acquires property from the Ziads, an Arab family headed by Ahmed. He and Samuel form a strong bond, and a solid friendship is maintained generation after generation. Violence.) 2013.

porque el Fútbol Importa (Why Soccer Matters)
DB77986 9 horas 30 minutos
por Pelé
leído por Peter Pereyra
El legendario futbolista internacional Pelé—nacido Edson Arantes do Nascimento en Brasil—explora la historia reciente del deporte y ofrece nuevas ideas acerca del papel del fútbol como conector y animador de jugadores alrededor del mundo.
(International soccer legend Pelé—born Edson Arantes do Nascimento in Brazil—explores the history of the sport and provides insights into soccerʼs role connecting and galvanizing players around the world.) 2014.

La Piel del Cielo (The Skin of the Sky)
DB77982 16 horas 35 minutos
por Elena Poniatowska
leído por Aurelio Dominguez
De niño Lorenzo de Tena es introducido a las bellezas de la ciencia y la astronomía por su madre, marcando el comienzo de una brillante carrera que lo lleva a Harvard y luego de vuelta a su país natal, México, con la determinación de elevar a la nación a través de los avances científicos y la educación.
(As a child Lorenzo de Tena is introduced to the beauties of science and astronomy by his mother, marking the commencement of a brilliant career that takes him to Harvard and later back to his native Mexico, determined to uplift the country through scientific progress and education.) 2001.

Ese Modo Que Colma (How to Fill It to the Brim)
DB77996 5 horas 39 minutos
por Daniel Sada
leído por Juan Carlos Rueda
Colección de once cuentos que tienen lugar en el norte de México. En “El gusto por los bailes”, contado con el ritmo y la velocidad de un corrido mexicano, Rosita Alvírez se escapa una noche, sólo porque ella quería hacer precisamente lo que su madre viuda le prohibía: bailar. Descripciones de violencia y lenguaje injurioso.
(Collection of eleven short stories set in Northern Mexico. In “El Gusto por los Bailes,” told in the rhythm and speed of a Mexican corrido, Rosita Alvírez escapes one night, just because she wanted to do precisely what her widowed mother forbade: dance. Violence and strong language.) 2010.

Chespirito: Vida y Magia del Comediante Más Popular de América (Chespirito: Life and Magic of the Americasʼ Most Popular Comedian)
DB77969 3 horas 56 minutos
redactado por Alejandro Salazar Hernández
leído por Peter Pereyra
Biografía del comediante Roberto Gómez Bolaños, el creador de los personajes de la televisión mexicana Chespirito, El Chapulín Colorado, y El Chavo del Ocho, durante una carrera de más de cincuenta años.
(Biography of comedian Roberto Gómez Bolaños—the creator of the Mexican television characters Chespirito, El Chapulín Colorado, and El Chavo del Ocho—chronicles his career of fifty-plus years.) 2012.

Inocencias Prohibidas: Una Mirada Breve al Cuento Latinoamericano (Prohibited Innocences: A Brief Look at Latinoamerican Short Stories)
DB77999 8 horas 31 minutos
redactado por Amir Valle
leído por María Pino
Una antología de cuentos contemporáneos de todo el mundo hispanohablante. Incluye obras de Edmundo Paz Soldán, Karla Suárez, Eduardo Antonio Parra, y Alejandra Costamagna. Lenguaje injurioso y descripciones de violencia y de índole sexual.
(An anthology of contemporary short stories from across the Spanish-speaking world. Includes works from Edmundo Paz Soldán, Karla Suárez, Eduardo Antonio Parra, and Alejandra Costamagna. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2012.

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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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