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Talking Book Topics November-December 2015

Volume 81, Number 6

About Talking Book Topics

Talking Book Topics is published bimonthly in audio, large-print, and online formats and distributed at no cost to participants in the Library of Congress reading program for people who are blind or have a physical disability. An abridged version is distributed in braille. This periodical lists digital talking books and magazines available through a network of cooperating libraries and carries news of developments and activities in services to people who are blind, visually impaired, or cannot read regular print material because of an organic physical disability.

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, visit the NLS Union Catalog online or contact your local cooperating library.

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

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Contents

In Brief

Books for Adults

Adult Fiction

Adult Nonfiction

Books for Children

Childrenʼs Fiction

Children’s Nonfiction

Foreign Language Books

Audio Magazines

In Brief

BARD Mobile How-to Series on YouTube

If you use the BARD Mobile app on iOS and Android devices, you may want to view the series of sixteen instructional videos NLS has posted on YouTube. The series provides tips on getting the most from BARD Mobile and covers frequently asked questions such as how to use accessibility features on your device, read and navigate a talking book, and manage downloads. Watch them at http://bit.ly/1R1MYiu.

BARD Mobile app available on the Amazon Appstore

The BARD Mobile app for Android devices is now available for download from the Amazon Appstore. Download the app to play talking books on your second-generation Kindle Fire device. Acceptable Kindle devices are listed below, however, not all of these devices include accessibility features.

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BARD Mobile app version 1.0.2 contains several bug fixes and is also available from the Google Play store. If you are experiencing issues with the app, consider updating to the new version.

Newsstand

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.

Online comic book store for visually impaired readers

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The site is also hosting a comic-book writing competition; submissions are due by February 6, 2016. More information on the contest is available at comicsempower.com/writing_competition External.

Audio, braille, and large-print medicine labels available from many pharmacies

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Books for Adults

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

Registered users may also immediately download all titles and magazines from the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) service at https://nlsbard.loc.gov. The free BARD Mobile app is available from the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon’s Appstore for reading talking books on your personal smart phone or tablet. To learn more about the collection or to sign up for BARD, contact your local cooperating library. Regional library telephone numbers and e-mail addresses are listed on the last pages of this magazine.

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

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

Adult Fiction

Adventure

The Assassin
DB80840 10 hours 43 minutes
by Clive Cussler
read by Scott Brick
As Van Dorn private detective Isaac Bell strives to land a government contract to investigate John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil monopoly, the case takes a deadly turn. A sniper begins murdering opponents of Standard Oil, which sends Bell on a cross-country manhunt. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Hunters
DB80829 13 hours 7 minutes
by Chris Kuzneski
read by Andy Caploe
The hunters include an ex-military leader, a historian, a computer whiz, a weapons expert, and a thief. Financed by a billionaire philanthropist, they seek legendary treasures. Their current mission is to recover a vast Romanian treasure stolen by the Russians nearly a century ago. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Classics

Sanditon: Jane Austen’s Unfinished Masterpiece Completed
DB80828 7 hours 38 minutes
by Jane Austen and Juliette Shapiro
read by Helen Lloyd
Charlotte discovers that scandals abound in the seaside town of Sanditon. But she is uncertain whether she can truly find happiness there. Jane Austen’s last work, unfinished at the time of her death, is now completed by Austen expert Juliette Shapiro. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

Family

If I Fall, If I Die
DB81049 11 hours 6 minutes
by Michael Christie
read by John Jessup
Will has never been outside and knows nobody except his agoraphobic mother. Despite her protestations, Will ventures outside one day, clad in a helmet and expecting danger. He befriends a boy named Jonah. Trouble comes, however, when Will and Jonah investigate a local boy gone missing. Some strong language. 2015.

Saint Anything
DB81807 12 hours 44 minutes
by Sarah Dessen
read by Taylor Meskimen
Sydney’s charismatic older brother, Peyton, has always been the center of attention in their family. But when he’s sent to jail, Sydney struggles to find her new role—until she meets Max. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Secret Daughter
DB80202 11 hours 16 minutes
by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
read by Suzanne Duvall
1984. In a small Indian village, Kavita is giving birth to her second child. When she realizes it is a girl, Kavita decides to give up her daughter to save her life. In San Francisco, Somer and her husband turn to adoption after her latest miscarriage. 2010.

The Life Intended
DB81033 11 hours 56 minutes
by Kristin Harmel
read by Theresa Conkin
After her husband’s sudden death ten years ago, Kate Waithman readies herself to walk down the aisle again. When she begins dreaming about her late husband, however, she wonders if she’s ready to move on or if he is trying to tell her something important. Some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Small Mercies
DB81143 11 hours 17 minutes
by Eddie Joyce
read by Scott Aiello
Depicts—over the course of one week—the complicated emotional history of a Staten Island Italian Irish American family. Ten years after the unexpected loss of firefighter Bobby, the Amendola family’s youngest son, everyone is still struggling to recover. But at his son’s birthday party, they must find a way to accept Bobby’s replacement. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy
DB81012 10 hours 38 minutes
by Rachel Joyce
read by Celia Imrie
Queenie, who wrote the letter to Harold in The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (DB 76196), chronicles her side of the story, and describes the letter she did not send to Harold. She reflects on her life of the past twenty years and follows Harold’s progress. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Mountain Can Wait
DB81826 8 hours 2 minutes
by Sarah Leipciger
read by Robert Petkoff
On a lonely stretch of road late one night, Curtis strikes a girl with his car, but leaves the scene. When he tells his father, Tom, that he thinks he may have killed someone, Tom thinks Curtis means something else. The family spirals apart. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

A Better Man
DB81876 9 hours 20 minutes
by Leah McLaren
read by Eva Kaminsky
Nick’s wife, Maya, left her high-powered legal career to stay home with their young twins. Workaholic and consummate flirt Nick now wants out. To fare better in divorce court, Nick begins acting like an ideal husband, but is surprised to find their marriage on the mend. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Against the Country
DB81100 8 hours 59 minutes
by Ben Metcalf
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Metcalf introduces Goochland County in Virginia through a series of vignette-style chapters. These peeks at local life reveal failed parents, racist sex offenders, and cast-off priests. Throughout, Metcalf attacks the idea that rural settings naturally engender good in contrast with the urban. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Everything I Never Told You
DB80393 9 hours 14 minutes
by Celeste Ng
read by Suzanne Duvall
Examines the secrets of the Chinese American Lee family of Ohio before and immediately after the 1977 drowning death of their middle child—high school sophomore Lydia. History professor James and his wife Marilyn—whose medical school plans were abandoned to raise their family—had high hopes for her. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Susanna’s Dream: The Lost Sisters of Pleasant Valley, Book 2
DB81392 8 hours 45 minutes
by Marta Perry
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Reeling from the death of her mother, Susanna Bitler is discouraged to learn that her business partner plans to quit their gift shop. But when Lydia Beachy and Chloe Wentworth reveal themselves as her long-lost sisters, Susanna grapples with the knowledge that her life was a lie. Sequel to Lydia’s Hope (DB 78318). 2014.

Among the Ten Thousand Things
DB81921 9 hours 5 minutes
by Julia Pierpont
read by Hillary Huber
New York artist Jack Shanley plunges his family into crisis when an anonymously sent package arrives in the mail. It contains sheaves of printed e-mails chronicling his secret life. The package is addressed to his wife, but it’s their two children who receive the delivery. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
DB80445 9 hours 13 minutes
by Jan-Philipp Sendker
read by Carol Dines
Julia Win travels to Burma to discover what has happened to her father, who disappeared one day. She meets village elder U Ba, who tells her stories of her father’s first twenty years and of the woman he loved. Translated from the original 2002 German edition. 2006.

Prodigal Son
DB81411 9 hours 43 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Jason Culp
When investment banker Peter McDowell’s life implodes, he has nowhere to go but to the lake house he inherited from his parents. Wary of meeting his estranged twin Michael, he is surprised when Michael warmly welcomes him. Peter is hopeful of a repaired relationship, until journals reveal secrets. Bestseller. 2015.

Man at the Helm
DB81241 9 hours 17 minutes
by Nina Stibbe
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
After her parents separate and nine-year-old Lizzie Vogel and her siblings move with their mother to a rural English village, it becomes obvious that they don’t fit in. Lizzie and her sister decide they need a man in the family. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Fantasy

The Dragon’s Path: The Dagger and the Coin, Book 1
DB80861 17 hours 8 minutes
by Daniel Abraham
read by Gary Tipton
For some, all paths lead to war when a spat between the Free Cities and the Severed Throne spirals out of control. Marcus’s men are pressed into service. Cithrin smuggles wealth across war zones. Geder becomes a pawn in others’ games. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2011.

The Widow’s House: The Dagger and the Coin, Book 4
DB80925 17 hours 6 minutes
by Daniel Abraham
read by John Polk
Regent Geder and the Spider Goddess priests have proven an unstoppable force in war, but Geder finds the victories mean nothing compared to the heart of the woman with whom he is obsessed. Determined, Geder risks all to gain her love. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Secrets of Life and Death
DB80351 10 hours 41 minutes
by Rebecca Alexander
read by Gregory Maupin
In sixteenth-century Krakow, alchemist John Dee and his assistant Edward Kelley attempt to save the life of Countess Elizabeth Báthory. In twenty-first-century England, Professor Felix Guichard is summoned to a crime scene, which has ties back to Dee and Kelley. Strong language and some violence. 2013.

Red Queen
DB81314 15 hours 4 minutes
by Victoria Aveyard
read by Margaret Strom
Seventeen-year-old Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood—those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare, a Red, scrapes by until she publicly discovers she has a deadly ability of her own. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

The Shotgun Arcana
DB81356 18 hours 40 minutes
by R.S. Belcher
read by Patrick Downer
The frontier town of Golgotha, Nevada, is home to many secrets. A magic skull was kept safe in the town for years, but teeth from this artifact have now been scattered over the world, influencing the bearers to commit unspeakable acts of violence. Sequel to: The Six-Gun Tarot (DB 76240). Violence and some strong language. 2014.

City of Stairs
DB80801 18 hours 14 minutes
by Robert Jackson Bennett
read by Jill Fox
The gods of Bulikov are dead and the city conquered, its people forbidden from studying their own history. When a foreign scholar is murdered, diplomat and spy Shara Thivani is sent from Saypur to find his killer. She discovers Bulikov’s gods might not be as dead as everyone thinks. 2014.

Vision in Silver
DB80825 16 hours 6 minutes
by Anne Bishop
read by Alexandra Harris
After freeing the blood prophets in Murder of Crows (DB 79432), shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard needs the help of prophet Meg Corbyn if the Others have any hope of keeping the vulnerable prophets from further exploitation. Meanwhile the conflict between the Others and humans is rapidly coming to a head. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Witch Hunter
DB81823 10 hours 6 minutes
by Virginia Boecker
read by Nicola Barber
In alternate sixteenth-century England, Elizabeth Grey is the only girl in the king’s elite group of witch hunters. When she’s framed for being a witch herself, Elizabeth finds freedom at the hands of the world’s most wanted wizard. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Alpha and Omega: A Novella from On the Prowl
DB81318 2 hours 27 minutes
by Patricia Briggs
read by Holter Graham
In this novella, Anna, a werewolf abused by her pack, uncovers a crime and calls the Marrok—head of the North American werewolves—for help. Charles, the Marrok’s son, discovers that Anna is not only a rare Omega wolf, but his true mate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Blood Bound
DB81124 10 hours 5 minutes
by Patricia Briggs
read by Lorelei King
As a favor to her vampire friend Stefan, Mercy agrees to help him confront another vampire who appears to be possessed by a demon. As a shifter, Mercy is immune to vampire magic, leaving her the only one who can stop the killer. Sequel to Moon Called (DB 81122). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

Dead Heat: Alpha and Omega, Book 4
DB81349 10 hours 41 minutes
by Patricia Briggs
read by Nick DePinto
Werewolf mates Charles and Anna Cornick are visiting an old friend in Arizona when they interrupt a fae magic attack. Anna and Charles will need help to catch this dangerous fae hiding among the humans. Sequel to Fair Game (DB 81349). Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Moon Called
DB81122 9 hours 16 minutes
by Patricia Briggs
read by Lorelei King
Mechanic Mercy Thompson can shift shapes to a coyote thanks to her Native American heritage, but she is outmatched when she gets tangled in the business of the local werewolf pack. Alpha Adam Hauptman’s daughter is kidnapped, and Mercy agrees to help get her back. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

Mirror Sight
DB81791 28 hours 5 minutes
by Kristen Britain
read by Ellen Archer
Green Rider Karigan G’ladheon survives the battle from 2011’s Blackveil (DB 73173), but she has been thrown forward two hundred years. An oppressive empire has replaced King Zachary, and magic is all but lost in the world. A history professor helps Karigan search for a way home. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Darkling Child
DB81827 10 hours 5 minutes
by Terry Brooks
read by Simon Vance
Paxon Leah was a young man thrown into arcane battle in The High Druid’s Blade (DB 79260). Now the magic of the wishsong has been detected, and Paxon is sent by the Druids to find the singer before he falls into the hands of the dark sorcerer Arcannen. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Bathing the Lion
DB80614 9 hours 49 minutes
by Jonathan Carroll
read by Robert Sams
Five individuals share the same dream one night and remember their true identities as “mechanics” who kept order in the universe, including fixing messes caused by Chaos. Their memories were wiped upon retirement, but the returning threat of Chaos now necessitates their return to duty. Some strong language. 2014.

The Clockwork Dagger
DB81126 10 hours 17 minutes
by Beth Cato
read by Faith Potts
Octavia Leander is taking an airship to her new posting as a “medician” when she finds herself caught up in political intrigues. Agents from the Wastes seem to be after her for her abilities to channel magical healing powers, but she finds an ally in Alonzo Garrett. Some violence. 2014.

Black Heart, Ivory Bones
DB81714 13 hours 41 minutes
edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
read by Kara Bartell
Award-winning editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling once again collect twenty original stories that visit the darker side of timeless fairy and folk tales. A lovelorn prince seeks a blessing; cursed boots punish a dancer; Goldilocks reveals all in a sordid memoir. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2000.

Black Swan, White Raven
DB81760 11 hours 46 minutes
edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
read by Marianne Fraulo
Award-winning editors return in this fourth installment of their fairy tale anthology series to collect short stories in which classic fairy and folk tales are reimagined. The stories feature princes and ogres, charms and bewitchings, castles, cottages, and secret gardens. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1997.

Black Thorn, White Rose
DB81625 10 hours 48 minutes
edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
read by Cassandra Livingston
From award-winning editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, this anthology collects fantastical short stories that use modern storytelling to remold childhood’s cherished fables and fairy tales for adults. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2007.

Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells: An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy
DB81758 13 hours 22 minutes
edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
read by Kelly Collins Lintz
Award-winning editors collect eighteen stories of historical fantasy, also known as “gaslamp fantasy.” The authors in this anthology include Elizabeth Bear, James Blaylock, Jeffrey Ford, Ellen Kushner, Tanith Lee, Gregory Maguire, Delia Sherman, and Catherynne M. Valente, among others. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears
DB81626 13 hours 27 minutes
edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
read by Carolyn Cook
Editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling collect twenty-one new stories that remold timeless myths and fairy tales into something more sensual and disturbing. Rich witches in trendy resorts cast evil spells, beautiful princesses age and wither in sleeping worlds, and terrible beasts reside beneath flawless skin. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2002.

Troll’s-Eye View: A Book of Villainous Tales
DB81713 4 hours 56 minutes
edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
read by Fleet Cooper
Award-winning editors Datlow and Windling collect stories that retell classic tales, such as “Jack and the Beanstalk” and “Rumpelstiltskin,” from the perspective of the villain. Authors include Garth Nix, Jane Yolen, and Nancy Farmer, among others. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2009.

A Wolf at the Door and Other Retold Fairy Tales
DB81712 3 hours 58 minutes
edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
read by Stephanie Willis
Editors Datlow and Windling collect stories from thirteen award-winning authors. These stories revisit classic tales with a look at what happens after “happily ever after,” or from the perspective of a different character, or with new twists introduced. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2001.

Servant of the Empire
DB80121 32 hours 8 minutes
by Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Mara, from Daughter of the Empire (DB 77898), struggles to control the land she has inherited. Besieged by Lord Desio of the Minwanabi, she turns to her Midkemian slave, Kevin, for advice. Mara continues to surprise those who underestimate her. Violence. 1990.

Full Fathom Five
DB81019 12 hours 29 minutes
by Max Gladstone
read by Teresa Willis
Kai builds gods to order. They aren’t conscious, but they protect their worshippers, which can be useful in the divinely controlled Old World. When Kai is sidelined after rescuing one of her dying creations, however, she uncovers a deep conspiracy. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Gideon
DB80720 16 hours 10 minutes
by Alex Gordon
read by John Jessup
After her father’s death, Lauren Reardon discovers that she didn’t know his history or even his real name. She travels to his hometown of Gideon, Illinois, a place haunted by the spirits of a witch burned at the stake and an evil force that seeks a way into our world. Some violence. 2015.

The Girl at Midnight
DB81746 9 hours 55 minutes
by Melissa Grey
read by Julia Whelan
Echo, a runaway pickpocket, is adopted and raised by the Avicen, a magical and feathered race. When she becomes involved in an ancient war and the search for a mythical Firebird, Echo discovers startling truths about the world she lives in. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

The Buried Giant
DB80886 11 hours 50 minutes
by Kazuo Ishiguro
read by David Horovitch
An elderly couple in first-century Britain set off on a journey to find the son they barely remember. They face dangers mundane and supernatural that will test their bond, and they meet a Saxon warrior and a knight from King Arthur’s court along the way. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2015.

Instinct: Chronicles of Nick
DB81467 8 hours 14 minutes
by Sherrilyn Kenyon
read by Erik Sandvold
After finally accepting the demon that lives inside of him, Nick plans to defy his destiny. Meanwhile, the dark gods will stop at nothing to destroy everyone he loves and claim him. Sequel to Illusion (DB 78703). Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

His Fair Assassin Trilogy
DB80770 42 hours 16 minutes
by Robin LaFevers
read by Veronica James
Trilogy, written between 2012 and 2014, features girls in the late-fifteenth century who are trained as assassins at the convent of St. Mortain—the God of Death. Includes Grave Mercy, Dark Triumph, and Mortal Heart. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Merlin: The Pendragon Cycle, Book 2
DB80271 20 hours 2 minutes
by Stephen R. Lawhead
read by Andy Pyle
Merlin, son of Taliesin and Charis, from Taliesin (DB 80126), grows up in the court of the Fisher King. Well-loved and trained as a warrior, he becomes known as a wise druid. In service to Uther Pendragon, he realizes he must care for Uther’s son Arthur. Some violence. 1988.

Prince of Fools: The Red Queen’s War, Book One
DB80922 11 hours 47 minutes
by Mark Lawrence
read by Bruce Huntey
Jalan, grandson of the Red Queen, is a womanizer, a drinker, and a self-confessed coward. After an attempt on his life, he flees the capital with a Norse warrior. Bound by magic, the two investigate rumors of an undead army. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Gracekeepers
DB81719 11 hours 20 minutes
by Kirsty Logan
read by Katy Townsend
In a world of vast oceans, humanity is divided into landlockers and damplings. As a Gracekeeper, Callanish lives alone on an island, ensuring damplings get a proper burial. A storm brings circus performer North to her island, giving both women a chance to change their lives. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Republic of Thieves
DB80125 28 hours 30 minutes
by Scott Lynch
read by Jon Huffman
After the events of Red Seas under Red Skies (DB 79641), Locke Lamora is licking his still-possibly-fatal wounds, but his best friend and partner, Jean, refuses to let him wallow for long. Jean convinces Locke to accept a gift of sorcery. Violence and strong language. 2013.

Dreamer’s Pool: Blackthorn and Grim, Book 1
DB80761 17 hours 47 minutes
by Juliet Marillier
read by various narrators
In ancient Ireland a mysterious stranger helps magical healer Blackthorn escape from prison in exchange for her vow to aid all who ask for her help in the next seven years. The crown prince of Dalriada calls upon Blackthorn and fellow-escapee Grim to assist with a tricky puzzle. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Dragongirl
DB80768 16 hours 4 minutes
by Todd McCaffrey
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
As a young rider of a queen dragon, Fiona must earn the trust of her fellow dragonriders if she is to lead them. A plague has decimated the dragon population, and Fiona will need to look to the past to find a way to protect Pern. Sequel to Dragonheart (DB 67917). 2010.

The Autumn Republic
DB80836 19 hours 25 minutes
by Brian McClellan
read by Christian Rodska

The war with Kez, following The Crimson Campaign (DB 78184), is not going well for Adro, despite the return of presumed-dead Field Marshall Tamas and his powder mages. Tamas faces corruption within the army, the occupation of the capital, and a vengeful god. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Steel Remains and The Cold Commands
DB80885 31 hours 16 minutes
by Richard K. Morgan
read by Mark Ashby
In The Steel Remains, three war veterans are having a hard time adjusting to peacetime, when they discover evidence that a race of demons thought long gone has returned. In The Cold Commands, the veterans seek a man who will rally the demons to his side. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

Half-Resurrection Blues: A Bone Street Rumba Novel
DB80898 7 hours 59 minutes
by Daniel José Older
read by Daniel José Older
Carlos Delacruz is an agent for New York City’s Council of the Dead. He believes he’s the only inbetweener—half-dead, half-alive—until he meets an inbetweener sorcerer who is unleashing spirit-devouring creatures that will upset the balance between the living and the dead. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

A Blink of the Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction
DB81083 8 hours 35 minutes
by Terry Pratchett
read by various narrators
The collected short fiction of Terry Pratchett’s career. Includes stories from his schooldays, his first writing job with Bucks Free Press, the origins of his debut novel, The Carpet People, and numerous stories from the Discworld series. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Zodiac
DB81027 13 hours 27 minutes
by Romina Russell
read by Jennifer Hubbard
When a violent blast strikes the moons of Cancer, causing ocean chaos and killing thousands, sixteen-year-old Rhoma Grace, a student from House Cancer, must convince twelve worlds to unite as one Zodiac. They must stop an exiled legend from exacting his revenge across the Galaxy. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Tower Lord
DB81007 24 hours 41 minutes
by Anthony Ryan
read by Steven Brand
Vaelin Al Sorna became the greatest warrior of his day, but the cause he fought for was a lie. Disillusioned, he came home to be Tower Lord and live in peace. But enemies seeking revenge and his own blood-song mean that Vaelin will need to draw his sword again. Sequel to Blood Song (DB 80935). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Trailer Park Fae
DB82033 9 hours 1 minute
by Lilith Saintcrow
read by Joe Knezevich
Former knight of the fae Jeremiah Gallow has been living among mortals as a construction worker, when he rescues Robin Ragged, a courier for the Queen of Summer, from an attack. He gets pulled into the middle of a conflict between the Faerie courts. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf
DB81481 12 hours 7 minutes
by R.A. Salvatore
read by Mark Delgado
The Companions of the Hall need allies if they are to continue to oppose the orcs in their wars against the peoples of the Silver Marches. Dwarf and Elf strongholds are under siege by the armies of Many-Arrows, supported by the drow, the frost giants, and two dragons. Sequel to Rise of the King (DB 80169). Some violence. 2015.

The Mime Order
DB80814 16 hours 49 minutes
by Samantha Shannon
read by Erin Jones
After escaping the Rephaim’s prison camp, in The Bone Season (DB 77499), dreamwalker Paige Mahoney has become the most wanted person in London. Meanwhile, the city’s gangs will hold a rare meeting of the Unnatural Assembly, and the Rephaim have begun to crawl out from the shadows. Some violence. 2015.

Faerie After
DB80361 7 hours 5 minutes
by Janni Lee Simner
read by Jill Fox
Liza must journey to the Faerie realm to save both the faerie and human worlds from impending doom and stop the new sickness in the forest. Sequel to Faerie Winter (DB 80164). Some violence. For senior high readers. 2013.

An Ember in the Ashes
DB81519 15 hours 20 minutes
by Sabaa Tahir
read by various narrators
Laia is a scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire’s greatest military academy to find a way to save him. Some violence and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

When the Heavens Fall
DB81872 22 hours 44 minutes
by Marc Turner
read by Oliver Wyman
A renegade mage has stolen the Book of Souls, giving him power over the dead. A warrior, a prince, a servant of the Spider goddess, and a necromancer all separately seek to stop the mage, or at least to recover the book for their own ends. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Just City
DB81035 11 hours 28 minutes
by Jo Walton
read by Abigail Maupin
An experiment of the goddess Athene, the Just City is a planned community of individuals from all eras. Inhabitants include the daughter of an Egyptian farmer, a Victorian woman with few prospects, and Apollo in human form. Then Sokrates arrives and begins asking questions. Violence and descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Black Prism
DB81076 22 hours 0 minutes
by Brent Weeks
read by Cristofer Jean
Light and color are the basis of all magic, and Gavin Guile is the focus of that power in his role as Prism. When he learns that he has a son, Gavin must acknowledge the awkward teen while fighting a challenge to the Prism. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

The Blinding Knife
DB81074 24 hours 16 minutes
by Brent Weeks
read by Simon Vance
Gavin Guile has only one year to make peace with the son he never knew he had and the ex-fiancée who resents him for keeping secrets, all while fighting threats to the Prism and dealing with the magic running rampant in the world. Sequel to The Black Prism (DB 81076). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

The Broken Eye
DB81075 29 hours 36 minutes
by Brent Weeks
read by Simon Vance
The old gods are waking up and civil war is threatened. Only Gavin Guile can hold things together, but he has been captured by pirates and blinded. His son Kip is trying to make a career in the military while staying out of power struggles. Sequel to The Blinding Knife (DB 81074). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Rage of the Dragon
DB80384 12 hours 26 minutes
by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
read by Kurt Elftmann
Finally accepted as the Chief of all Vindras, Skylan Ivorson, from Secret of the Dragon (DB 70947), must battle the Gods of the New Dawn by allying with ogres. When they band together, they discover a greater foe. Violence. 2012.

Fear City: A Repairman Jack Novel; the Early Years Trilogy, Book 3
DB80382 10 hours 39 minutes
by F. Paul Wilson
read by Mary Kane
1993. Jack, from Dark City (DB 78653), is drawn into hunting down a group that is threatening to plant a bomb somewhere in the city. When his loved ones come under threat, his actions will transform him into Repairman Jack. Violence and strong language. 2014.

General

Glow
DB81106 10 hours 1 minute
by Ned Beauman
read by Erik Sandvold
At the London raves that Raf frequents, everyone is talking about the party drug Glow. Glow has ties to a mining company in Burma, and Burmese immigrants are being kidnapped off the street. Raf’s romance with half-Burmese Cherish puts him in danger. Strong language, descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2014.

In the Unlikely Event
DB81763 14 hours 7 minutes
by Judy Blume
read by Kathleen McInerney
Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, in 1987 to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life. Thirty-five years earlier, when Miri was fifteen and in love for the first time, a succession of airplanes fell from the sky, leaving the community reeling. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Enchanted August
DB81867 8 hours 40 minutes
by Brenda Bowen
read by Sierra Boggess
Four strangers share a rental cottage in coastal Maine for the month of August. Lottie and Rose are looking for a break from their family routines, Caroline is a movie star overcoming a recent humiliation, and Beverly is mourning the loss of her lover. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Killing Monica
DB82023 10 hours 10 minutes
by Candace Bushnell
read by Therese Plummer
Monica is the heroine of a string of popular books by author Pandy Wallis. Eager to write something new, Pandy would love to kill off her popular (and more glamorous) alter-ego, but she needs the money Monica earns in order to divorce her cheating husband. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Thug Lovin’
DB80677 8 hours 47 minutes
by Wahida Clark
read by Bessie Lee Jr.
Tasha and Trae Macklin are trying to live a somewhat straight life in Los Angeles, but Trae briefly heads back to New Jersey to take care of some business. He later opens a nightclub with a Chinese mobster as a partner. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

Lost and Found
DB80899 7 hours 18 minutes
by Brooke Davis
read by various narrators
After the death of her father, seven-year-old Millie is abandoned by her mother in a department store and meets two octogenarians who are also grieving the loss of loved ones. The unlikely trio set off on a road trip across the Australian desert to bring Millie home. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Little Paris Bookshop
DB81928 10 hours 57 minutes
by Nina George
read by various narrators
Parisian bookseller Jean Perdu prescribes particular books to cure emotional ills, but he himself is haunted by his lost love, Manon. New neighbor Catherine convinces him to read a letter Manon left behind twenty years ago, sending him on a journey to make peace with his past. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

In Some Other World, Maybe
DB81293 11 hours 14 minutes
by Shari Goldhagen
read by Guy Williams
When the movie version of a popular comic book hit cinemas in 1992, teenagers flocked to theaters. Four teens in three cities went to the movie that night, and their lives took different but intersecting paths over the years. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Delicious Foods
DB81066 11 hours 10 minutes
by James Hannaham
read by James Hannaham
Devastated by her husband’s death, Darlene turns to drugs and then disappears without a trace. Unbeknownst to her eleven-year-old son, who is desperately searching for her, a shady company named Delicious Foods used false promises of a good job and a rosy life to lure Darlene to a remote farm. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Big Seven: A Faux Mystery
DB81398 11 hours 3 minutes
by Jim Harrison
read by Joe Wilson
Detective Sunderson recently purchased a hunting cabin in a remote area of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, hoping for some peace and quiet. His neighbors are a family of hard-partying outlaws, but that doesn’t stop Sunderson from investigating when some of the clan are murdered. Sequel to The Great Leader (DB 81405). Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Our Souls at Night
DB81799 3 hours 31 minutes
by Kent Haruf
read by Mark Bramhall
Seventy-year-old widow Addie Moore asks her neighbor Louis Waters to spend the nights with her in her bed to help with the loneliness they both feel. As the two talk in the night they become close, but they become the subject of gossip in their small town. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Rumor
DB82010 10 hours 50 minutes
by Elin Hilderbrand
read by various narrators
Summer in Nantucket is the favored time of year for best friends Grace and Madeline. This year, however, novelist Madeline is dealing with writer’s block, Grace is transforming her backyard garden with a very attractive landscape architect, and the romance between their children is falling apart. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

China Rich Girlfriend
DB81880 15 hours 7 minutes
by Kevin Kwan
read by Lydia Look
Nicholas Young and Rachel Chu, from Crazy Rich Asians (DB 77099), are preparing to wed in a secret ceremony, when Nicholas’s mother barges in with Rachel’s birth father. Rachel is introduced to her half-brother Carlton and his celebrity girlfriend, who show Rachel an even crazier life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Last One Home
DB81175 10 hours 45 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by Rebecca Lowman
The differences among the three Palmer sisters have kept them apart over the years, but their mother’s unexpected death makes them realize that she would have wanted them to heal old wounds and reconnect. They learn that, despite their differences, they’re the only family they can each depend on. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

A New Life
DB80641 11 hours 51 minutes
by Bernard Malamud
read by Marc Vietor
Sy Levin abandons his life as a teacher in New York, along with all the problems entangling him there. He heads for the Pacific Northwest, imagining an extraordinary new start just ahead. But fresh failures await him, and Levin finds himself coming full circle to face the root of his troubles. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1964.

A Conspiracy of Friends
DB80766 9 hours 46 minutes
by Alexander McCall Smith
read by John Jessup
More snapshots of the lives of the residents of London’s Corduroy Mansions apartment block, including the mysterious disappearance of William’s beloved terrier, Freddie de la Hay—focus of the previous installment, The Dog Who Came in from the Cold (DB 74002). 2012.

Satin Island
DB81334 5 hours 32 minutes
by Tom McCarthy
read by Barry Bernson
An anthropologist named U. is embedded at a corporation that wants him to write a company ethnography as they embark on a new project. U. is a trendspotter, collecting observations but never quite getting around to writing his report. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Orchard of Lost Souls
DB80199 10 hours 19 minutes
by Nadifa Mohamed
read by J. Michael McCullough
Somalia, 1987. Widowed Kawsar, nine-year-old orphan Deqo, and soldier Filsan all realize the tension in the air as the country begins to unravel. Kawsar is taken in by the police for questioning and Deqo is lured from a refugee camp to the city by a pair of shoes. Some violence. 2013.

The Rocks
DB81863 14 hours 50 minutes
by Peter Nichols
read by Steve West
Former spouses Gerald and Lulu have barely spoken in years, despite both living on the small island of Mallorca. While the story opens with the pair’s unexpected death, it moves backward in time to untangle the mysteries of their relationship. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Illuminations
DB81395 8 hours 14 minutes
by Andrew O’Hagan
read by Cecelia Riddett
Anne Quirk was once a famous photographer. Now, however, her mind is drifting, and she is moving to a retirement home in Western Scotland. Her grandson comes home from the war in Afghanistan and uncovers mysteries from Anne’s past while helping her move. Some strong language. 2015.

The Knockoff
DB81744 12 hours 12 minutes
by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza
read by Katherine Kellgren
When Imogen Tate returns to her job as editor-in-chief of Glossy Magazine after an illness, she finds that her ambitious former assistant has seized the reins and turned the storied fashion magazine into an online app. The cutthroat fashion industry and tech-obsessed millennials are both satirized. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Gothics

Sweet Damage
DB80778 8 hours 2 minutes
by Rebecca James
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Tim Ellison takes a room in the house owned by twenty-year-old Anna London. The rent is cheap, but he must be an assistant to agoraphobic Anna. Soon he realizes there are greater secrets hidden within both the house and Anna. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Historical Fiction

Mightier than the Sword
DB81218 11 hours 4 minutes
by Jeffrey Archer
read by Jack Fox
1964. As chairman of Barrington Shipping, Emma must deal with the fallout of the IRA bomb threat, from the end of Be Careful What You Wish For (DB 78524). Harry takes up the cause of a Soviet writer who has run afoul of the Communist Party. Bestseller. 2015.

Saint Mazie
DB81825 9 hours 39 minutes
by Jami Attenberg
read by Tavia Gilbert
Fictitious diary of Mazie Phillips, a real woman who roamed the streets of Manhattan in the 1930s, handing out money for food, drinks, and health care. Mazie recalls taking tickets at her brother-in-law’s cinema at age ten and celebrates her long-term love affair with a sea captain. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Mermaid’s Child
DB81408 7 hours 47 minutes
by Jo Baker
read by Mare Trevathan
After her father dies, Malin Reed goes looking for the mother she never knew—the woman her father always said was a mermaid. After running off with a con man, Malin undertakes her journey alone, encountering circuses, pirates, and adventure along the way. Descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2004.

The Truth according to Us
DB81839 18 hours 55 minutes
by Annie Barrows
read by various narrators
1938. As punishment for refusing to marry the man of her father’s choosing, Layla Beck is forced to work for the WPA Writers’ Project. She heads to Macedonia, West Virginia, where she befriends members of the once-prominent Romeyn family. Secrets of the night their factory burned come to light. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Flight of the Sparrow: A Novel of Early America
DB81419 11 hours 16 minutes
by Amy Belding Brown
read by Mary Kane
Massachusetts, 1670s. Mary Rowlandson is captured and enslaved by a local tribe when they attack her town. Her time with them makes her question her faith and the Puritan way of life. When she returns to English society, she writes a book of her experiences. Violence. 2014.

Wolf among Wolves
DB79505 39 hours 58 minutes
by Hans Fallada
read by Michael Kramer
1923. Inflation is taking over the German economy, leading to riots, starvation, and unemployment. Everyday Germans struggle to survive in this new world order. Wolfgang Pagel tries to prove himself to his pregnant girlfriend. Translated from the 1937 German edition. Some violence. 2010.

The Girl Who Came Home: A Novel of the Titanic
DB81158 8 hours 59 minutes
by Hazel Gaynor
read by Mare Trevathan
1912. Maggie Murphy leaves her small Irish village with thirteen others to travel to America on the Titanic. Seventy years later, Maggie reveals to her great-granddaughter Grace that she had been a passenger. Grace reevaluates her own life, as she uncovers hidden truths while writing Maggie’s story. Some violence. 2014.

The Future Homemakers of America
DB81231 12 hours 21 minutes
by Laurie Graham
read by Laura Giannarelli
Six women—five American and one English—become friends in 1952 when the American women’s husbands are stationed in England. Over the next forty years they keep in touch, supporting and comforting each other through relocations, marriages, divorces, births, and untimely deaths. Some strong language. 2002.

The Nightingale
DB81189 18 hours 55 minutes
by Kristin Hannah
read by Laura Giannarelli
France, 1939. Vianne Mauriac sends her husband off to war, while her younger sister Isabelle runs off to Paris, claiming an affair. Once there, Isabelle becomes involved in the Resistance. Vianne’s home is occupied by the invading Nazis. Violence and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2015.

Twilight of the Eastern Gods
DB80403 6 hours 39 minutes
by Ismail Kadare
read by Andy Pyle
Fictionalized account of the author’s experiences at the Gorky Institute of World Literature in Moscow. An Albanian student wakes to an uproar over a Russian author winning the Nobel Prize, and examines the culture around him. Translated from the 1981 French edition. 2014.

A Desperate Fortune
DB81440 15 hours 45 minutes
by Susanna Kearsley
read by Katherine Kellgren
Computer programmer Sara Thomas, who has been diagnosed with mild autism, travels to France to decrypt the diary of Jacobite Mary Dundas, written in 1732. As she unravels Mary’s secrets and those of Mary’s companions, Sara finds support in a new relationship. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Euphoria
DB80504 6 hours 20 minutes
by Lily King
read by Jack Fox
New Guinea, 1930s. Anthropologist Andrew Bankson has been living among the tribes of the Sepik River for two years when Nell Stone and her husband Fen arrive. The relationships among Andrew, Nell, and Fen throw their world into chaos. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2014.

The Magician’s Lie
DB81032 9 hours 56 minutes
by Greer Macallister
read by Abigail Maupin
A turn-of-the-century magic show ends in death, and the Amazing Arden is suspect. Caught, she tells a young policeman her story: her youth, her start in show business, the men she loved and feared, and the illusion that led to murder. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Fire in Ember
DB80191 11 hours 1 minute
by DiAnn Mills
read by Emily Pike Stewart
Colorado, 1888. Bert is facing a hangman’s noose after she is accused of being a horse thief, when she was only trying to return the horse. Deputy John Timmons saves her at the last minute. When John discovers Bert is really female, he searches for the truth. Some violence. 2011.

The Sweetheart
DB81005 13 hours 51 minutes
by Angelina Mirabella
read by Laura Giannarelli
Philadelphia, 1953. Leonie Putzkammer wants more from life than waiting tables and living with her widowed father. But when a wrestling promoter comes to town, she throws her hat in the ring and becomes the Sweetheart, Gorgeous Gwen Davies. Some strong language. 2014.

Tesla: A Portrait with Masks
DB82005 14 hours 7 minutes
by Vladimir Pistalo
read by L.J. Ganser
Fictional biography of nineteenth-century inventor Nikola Tesla. Nikola travels from his home in Croatia to escape his father’s disapproval, and he ends up in New York City. Once there, he meets, works, and competes with Thomas Edison to bring electricity to the masses. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Hundred Days
DB80605 7 hours 26 minutes
by Joseph Roth
read by Jeremy Edwinn Gage
Depicting Napoleon’s ultimate downfall, this imagining of his final days of freedom is set between his escape from Elba and recapture at Waterloo, and told from the perspective of Napoleon and his laundress, Angelina. Originally published in German in 1935. 2011.

Nemesis
DB80395 6 hours 57 minutes
by Philip Roth
read by Alec Volz
New Jersey, 1944. Twenty-three-year-old Bucky Cantor is a playground director in a city that experiences a polio outbreak. As the summer wears on and the disease spreads, the community questions everything around them, Bucky most of all. His family history soon comes into play. 2010.

The Ghosts of Heaven
DB80603 10 hours 27 minutes
by Marcus Sedgwick
read by Jim Zeiger
Four linked stories of discovery and survival: a prehistoric girl makes the first written signs; another girl is labeled a witch; a mad twentieth-century poet watches the ocean, knowing the horrors it hides; and an astronaut colonizes another world. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

The Fateful Lightning: A Novel of the Civil War
DB81929 25 hours 33 minutes
by Jeff Shaara
read by Paul Michael
1864. After the promotion of General Grant to commander of the entire Union army, General William Tecumseh Sherman succeeds him and leads his troops south from Tennessee to Atlanta on his March to the Sea. Now Sherman has one foe left: Confederate general Joseph E. Johnston. Sequel to The Smoke at Dawn (DB 79076). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2015.

We Are Not Ourselves
DB80713 23 hours 10 minutes
by Matthew Thomas
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Multigenerational American family saga. Born in 1941, Eileen Tumulty dreams of a better life and marries Ed Leary, believing he will deliver the existence she wants. But Ed’s reluctance to seek greater things evidences a deeper psychological shift. As darkness enters their lives, they cling desperately to what they have known and cherished. 2014.

The Girls at the Kingfisher Club
DB80844 8 hours 1 minute
by Genevieve Valentine
read by Kristin Allison
In the Roaring Twenties, a wealthy man keeps his twelve daughters locked in their Fifth Avenue town house. The girls sneak off most nights to dance in local nightclubs, until they learn their father plans to marry them all off to strangers. 2014.

Distant Waves: A Novel of the Titanic
DB81402 7 hours 1 minute
by Suzanne Weyn
read by Kristin Allison
Five Taylor sisters and their widowed mother, a famed spiritualist, travel aboard the Titanic and discover their fate is entwined with scientist Nikola Tesla. For senior high and older readers. 2009.

Tiny Little Thing
DB81917 11 hours 25 minutes
by Beatriz Williams
read by Kathleen McInerney
Cape Cod, 1966. Tiny, the older sister of Vivian from The Secret Life of Violet Grant (DB 79554), is trying to maintain the perfect facade of a politician’s wife. However, Caspian—her husband Frank’s cousin—has taken up residence next door, and Tiny once nearly left Frank for Caspian. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Human Relationships

Caught Up
DB81233 8 hours 9 minutes
by Amir Abrams
read by Dale Allen
Bored sick, straitlaced sixteen-year-old Kennedy starts hanging out with Sasha, a party girl from the other side of the tracks. But her life turns into utter chaos after she falls for nineteen-year-old bad boy Malik. Descriptions of sex and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

The Impossible Knife of Memory
DB80772 8 hours 22 minutes
by Laurie Halse Anderson
read by Kristin Allison
After years of living on the road, Hayley Kincain and her father move back to their hometown to try to lead a normal life. But the horrors her father saw in the war threaten to destroy them. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Mosquitoland
DB80785 8 hours 27 minutes
by David Arnold
read by Phoebe Strole
When she learns that her mother is sick in Ohio, Mim confronts her demons on a thousand-mile odyssey from Mississippi that redefines her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

The Tell-Tale Heart
DB81393 9 hours 53 minutes
by Jill Dawson
read by Jim Zeiger
England. University professor Patrick awakens after receiving a heart transplant. His old life had been one of hedonism. Now, he finds himself uninterested in his previous pursuits. He must find out all he can of the teenager, Drew, whose heart he inherited. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Hazelwood High Trilogy
DB80875 13 hours 56 minutes
by Sharon M. Draper
read by various narrators
Trilogy written between 1994 and 2001 features high school students dealing with the aftermath of tragedies. In Tears of a Tiger, a teen is consumed with guilt over a friend’s death caused by drunk driving. Includes Forged by Fire and Darkness before Dawn. For senior high readers. 2001.

How to Build a Girl
DB81052 11 hours 12 minutes
by Caitlin Moran
read by Saskia Maarleveld
After embarrassing herself—and her family—on national television at the age of fourteen, Johanna Morrigan decides to reinvent herself. Two years later, now calling herself Dolly Wilde, she is living up to her new last name when she realizes her foundation is cracked. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Gabi, a Girl in Pieces
DB80629 8 hours 0 minutes
by Isabel Quintero
read by Kyla Garcia
Sixteen-year-old Gabi Hernandez chronicles her senior year in high school as she copes with her friend Cindy’s pregnancy, her friend Sebastian’s coming out, her father’s meth habit, her own cravings for food and cute boys, and especially, the poetry that helps forge her identity. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Morris Award. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

The Prodigal Son
DB81835 7 hours 32 minutes
by Kimberla Lawson Roby
read by Peter Jay Fernandez
Matthew, the son of Reverend Curtis Black from A House Divided (DB 77457), has dropped out of Harvard to help his girlfriend, Racquel, raise their new baby. Fatherhood is tougher than Matthew expected, and he finds himself attracted to another woman. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Afterburn
DB80808 7 hours 49 minutes
by Zane
read by Teresa Willis
Yardley Brown is entranced by bank clerk Rayne Waters, but figures she must be attached. He searches for romance but only finds disappointment after disappointment. Finally, he asks Rayne out—and he may have found the woman of his dreams. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2005.

Humor

The Room
DB81927 3 hours 29 minutes
by Jonas Karlsson
read by George Newbern
Bjorn, a new hire at the Authority, discovers a secret room at the government office where he works. He’s the only one who can access it, however. He attributes his success in new projects to the room, but his sanity is questioned. Translated from the original 2009 Swedish edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Plus One
DB81232 10 hours 31 minutes
by Christopher Noxon
read by Julian Thompson
Mid-level marketing executive Alex’s wife, Figgy, is catapulted into the Hollywood whirlwind when her fourteenth TV pilot earns an Emmy nomination. Alex finds himself being the support parent to their kids and finds friendship and alliances with the other “plus ones.” Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Know Your Beholder
DB81179 8 hours 30 minutes
by Adam Rapp
read by Adam Rapp
The winter finds the residents of Pollard, Illinois, snowbound. One, Francis Falbo, has holed up in his attic apartment as he deals with the recent losses of his mother’s death, his wife’s desertion, and the breakup of his rock band. His tenants draw him out. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Legal Themes

Guilt by Degrees
DB80826 12 hours 30 minutes
by Marcia Clark
read by January LaVoy
Los Angeles District Attorney Rachel Knight takes on the murder case of an unidentified homeless man. With the help of her friend, LAPD detective Bailey Keller, Rachel learns of a connection to the ax murder case of a cop that ended in acquittal. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Mystery and Detective

Lies That Bind
DB80849 9 hours 37 minutes
by Maggie Barbieri
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Following the events of Once upon a Lie (DB 77827), bakery owner Maeve Conlon receives a double shock. Her father dies and she learns she may have an older sister. While her sibling search turns troubling, Maeve also faces crimes closer to home. 2015.

The Bones in the Attic, A Fall from Grace, The Killings on Jubilee Terrace, A Charitable Body
DB80663 26 hours 28 minutes
by Robert Barnard
read by Gregory Gorton
Entries seven through ten, written between 2001 and 2012, in the series featuring Charlie Peace, a young black Scotland Yard detective. In one, a former soccer-player-turned-media-reporter discovers a baby’s skeleton in his newly bought house in Leeds. In another, Peace’s wife is a murder suspect in her father’s death. Some strong language. 2012.

No Place of Safety
DB80659 7 hours 36 minutes
by Robert Barnard
read by Jim Zeiger
In the fifth entry in the series, Scotland Yard Detective Constable Charlie Peace investigates the disappearance of two teens who attended the same school but didn’t really know each other. Although he finds them, the mystery continues—something is not right about their youth hostel. Some strong language. 1997.

Something Borrowed, Someone Dead and The Blood of an Englishman
DB80346 11 hours 36 minutes
by M.C. Beaton
read by Teresa Willis
In these two mysteries, written in 2013 and 2014, pushy, cranky PI Agatha Raisin must juggle her constant quest for a love life with solving the murders of local do-gooder Gloria French and of baker Bert, who was also an amateur actor. Some strong language. 2014.

Awakening
DB81377 13 hours 24 minutes
by Sharon Bolton
read by Kristin Allison
Disfigured by a childhood accident, wildlife veterinarian Clara Benning generally prefers the company of animals to people. When a local man dies following a supposed snakebite, however, Clara’s expertise is needed. As additional shocking snake incidents occur, it becomes clear that a human is involved. Violence and some strong language. 2009.

All Fall Down
DB80839 8 hours 35 minutes
by Ally Carter
read by Eileen Stevens
There are many powerful people along Embassy Row who want sixteen-year-old Grace Blakely to block out all the memories of her mother’s death. But Grace will not stop until she finds out who killed her mother—and makes the killer pay. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

The Kill
DB82004 12 hours 35 minutes
by Jane Casey
read by Sarah Coomes
A killer is terrorizing the London area, but this time the police are the targets. Urgently reassigned to investigate a series of brutal attacks on fellow officers, Maeve Kerrigan and her boss, Josh Derwent, have little idea what motivates the killer’s fury against the force. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Talus and the Frozen King
DB80946 9 hours 16 minutes
by Graham Edwards
read by Joe Wilson
In prehistoric times, Talus the bard and his travelling companion, Bran, visit the island kingdom of Creyak at an inauspicious time. The king has just died, and Talus—a kind of Stone Age Sherlock Holmes—believes he was murdered by one of his own sons. Some violence. 2014.

The Fatal Flame
DB81628 15 hours 59 minutes
by Lyndsay Faye
read by Kirby Heyborne
1848. Police officer Timothy Wilde particularly hates fires, having been scarred by one years before. When an arsonist targets Alderman Robert Symmes, a favorite of corrupt Tammany Hall, Wilde is assigned to find the perpetrator. Timothy’s brother Valentine announces he is running against Symmes for office. Sequel to Seven for a Secret (DB 81627). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Seven for a Secret
DB81627 14 hours 6 minutes
by Lyndsay Faye
read by Steven Boyer
1846. Bartender-turned-cop Timothy Wilde searches for Lucy Adams’s missing sister Delia and son Jonas. Despite their being free blacks, Lucy fears slave traders kidnapped them. After rescuing Delia and Jonas, Timothy contends with political secrets at Tammany Hall. Sequel to The Gods of Gotham (DB 76459). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

I Can See in the Dark
DB80846 7 hours 56 minutes
by Karin Fossum
read by Erik Sandvold
A nurse at a nursing home, Riktor leads a lonely existence, entertaining himself with mean pranks. When his one friend—of sorts—betrays him, Riktor kills him. As feared, the police come to arrest Riktor—but for a murder he didn’t commit. Originally published in Norwegian in 2011. Violence. 2013.

And She Was, Into the Dark, Stay with Me
DB80764 30 hours 59 minutes
by Alison Gaylin
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Three novels, written between 2012 and 2014, feature Brenna Spector, whose phenomenal memory serves her well as a missing-persons private investigator. Brenna’s vanished subjects include a woman searching for a long-missing child, a performance artist, and Brenna’s own teenage daughter. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Winter at the Door
DB80489 10 hours 31 minutes
by Sarah Graves
read by Eva Wilhelm
Lizzie Snow leaves her position as a Boston homicide detective and takes a job in tiny Bearkill, Maine, to pursue a tip about her long-missing young niece. Sheriff Cody Chevrier needs her help in a string of suspicious deaths of former law enforcers. Some violence and some strong language. 2014.

Dead, White, and Blue and Death at the Door
DB80654 15 hours 51 minutes
by Carolyn Hart
read by Mare Trevathan
Two entries, written in 2013 and 2014, in the series featuring bookstore-owner Annie Darling and her PI husband Max. First they hunt for a much-disliked missing woman; then Annie sets out to prove that a doctor’s apparent suicide is connected to the murder of a wealthy woman. Some strong language. 2014.

Death in the Pines
DB80762 6 hours 39 minutes
by Thom Hartmann
read by James Conlan
After closing his private investigation firm and moving to a small cabin in the Vermont woods, Oakley Tyler can finally begin his retirement. But his peace is interrupted when Jeremiah Smith visits and asks the ex-PI to help him stop unidentified men from killing his grandson, a local newspaper reporter. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

A Pleasure and a Calling
DB80723 7 hours 59 minutes
by Phil Hogan
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Mr. Heming’s job as an English village real estate agent dovetails perfectly with the hobby he has had since childhood—monitoring people’s private lives—and he cannot resist using the keys he’s kept from every house he’s ever sold. But now he’s gone too far. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Moriarty
DB81243 12 hours 9 minutes
by Anthony Horowitz
read by Ray Childs
Days after the Swiss waterfall encounter believed to have killed both Sherlock Holmes and criminal mastermind Professor Moriarty, Pinkerton detective Frederick Chase and Scotland Yard inspector Athelney Jones—a devoted student of Holmes’s methods of investigation and deduction—must track down a sinister figure claiming to be Moriarty’s successor. Some violence. Bestseller. 2014.

Dregs and Closed for Winter
DB80118 19 hours 31 minutes
by Jørn Lier Horst
read by Alec Volz
Two mysteries featuring Chief Inspector William Wisting, in Larvik, Norway, translated in 2011 and 2013. Two severed left feet clad in the same style Nike shoe wash ashore; and a summer house is a murder scene. Originally published in Norwegian in 2010 and 2011. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Motive
DB80830 11 hours 34 minutes
by Jonathan Kellerman
read by John Rubinstein
LAPD police lieutenant Milo Sturgis agonizes over victims who go without justice—like Katherine Hennepin, a young woman strangled and stabbed in her home. As he and psychologist Alex Delaware are forced to move on to the next murder case, a bizarre clue stirs up eerie echoes of the unsolved Hennepin murder. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Lady from Zagreb
DB81448 12 hours 50 minutes
by Philip Kerr
read by John Lee
Berlin, 1942. The very clever, very dangerous Propaganda Minister—a close confidant of Hitler—is an ambitious schemer and flagrant libertine. Bernie Gunther, former Berlin homicide bull, is now forced to do favors for Joseph Goebbels at the Propaganda Minister’s command. This time, the favor is personal. Sequel to A Man without Breath (DB 76562). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

There Will Be Lies
DB80702 11 hours 18 minutes
by Nick Lake
read by Erin Jones
Shelby Cooper, nearly eighteen, has been overprotected by her single mother all her life; but after a car accident, Shelby’s mother steals her away from the hospital and takes her on a long desert road trip. Shelby soon discovers her mother hasn’t been honest with her. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Bad Country
DB80369 10 hours 46 minutes
by CB McKenzie
read by Guy Williams
Retired from the rodeo circuit and scraping by on piece-work as a private investigator in southern Arizona, Rodeo Grace Garnet, a Pascua Yaqui, accepts an elderly Indian woman’s request to discover who murdered her grandson. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Tony Hillerman Prize. 2014.

Gun Street Girl: A Detective Sean Duffy Novel
DB81047 9 hours 18 minutes
by Adrian McKinty
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Although Sean Duffy is burned out from his decade as a Catholic detective in the Protestant Royal Ulster Constabulary, his instincts tell him that the murder of a wealthy couple and the suicide of their son is anything but an open-and-shut case—and he begins to dig. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Day She Died
DB80767 9 hours 46 minutes
by Catriona McPherson
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Jessie Constable finds Gus King distraught over his wife leaving him and offers to drive him and his young daughter home from the grocery store. When the police arrive with news that Gus’s wife is dead, Jessie is drawn into the family and the mystery surrounding the event. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

And Sometimes I Wonder about You: A Leonid McGill Mystery
DB81631 9 hours 1 minute
by Walter Mosley

read by Prentice Onayemi
PI Leonid McGill’s wife is trying to recover from the depression that caused her suicide attempt, and this puts a damper on Leonid’s affair with his girlfriend. Meanwhile, he turns down a request to locate Hiram Stent’s cousin, who is inheriting millions; but then Leonid’s office is broken into and Hiram is found dead. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Player
DB80775 11 hours 1 minute
by Brad Parks
read by J.P. Linton
Following the events of The Good Cop (DB 76626), reporter Carter Ross falls ill while investigating a strange disease killing Newark residents. After exploring a nearby construction site, however, Carter learns he’s looking at something much more complicated and dangerous than just an environmental hazard. Some strong language. 2014.

I Am Princess X
DB82008 7 hours 2 minutes
by Cherie Priest
read by Mary Robinette Kowal
Years after writing stories about a character she created with a best friend who supposedly died in a tragic car accident, sixteen-year-old May is shocked to see images of the superheroine they made up appearing around Seattle. Commercial audiobook. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2015.

The Beggar King and The Poisoned Pilgrim
DB79935 37 hours 20 minutes
by Oliver Pötzsch
read by Andy Pyle
Books three and four in the series featuring 1660s Bavarian hangman Jakob Kuisl, his daughter Magdalena, and her husband, a doctor. In The Beggar King Kuisl—accused of murdering his sister—gets a taste of his own torture. Originally published in German in 2010 and 2012. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Jasper Jones
DB82016 11 hours 11 minutes
by Craig Silvey
read by Matt Cowlrick
In a small Australian town, teens Jasper and Charlie form an unlikely friendship when one asks the other to help cover up a murder, until they can prove who is responsible. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2012.

The Fifth Heart
DB81067 23 hours 30 minutes
by Dan Simmons
read by David Pittu
In 1893, Sherlock Holmes and Henry James come to America together to solve the mystery of the 1885 death of Clover Adams, wife of the esteemed historian Henry Adams. Clover’s suicide appears to be more than it at first seemed—and suspected foul play may involve matters of national importance. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Martin Beck Mysteries: Books 6–10
DB79836 36 hours 50 minutes
by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö
read by Jack Fox
Books six through ten, written between 1970 and 1975, feature Swedish police detective Martin Beck. In Murder at the Savoy, a powerful industrialist is assassinated. Also includes The Abominable Man, The Locked Room, Cop Killer, and The Terrorists. Translated from Swedish. Some violence and some strong language. 1975.

A Fine Summer’s Day: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
DB80527 11 hours 47 minutes
by Charles Todd
read by David Hartley-Margolin
England, 1914. The story of the last case the Scotland Yard detective tackled before he was forever changed by World War I. Trying to solve a series of murders of well-liked members of various communities, young Inspector Rutledge travels across England looking for similarities and clues. 2015.

The Torso and The Glass Devil
DB80077 24 hours 18 minutes
by Helene Tursten
read by Jill Fox
Books three and four, translated in 2006 and 2007, in the series featuring Swedish DI Irene Huss. In The Torso, Huss works with the Danish police on murder cases with dismembered corpses. First published in 1999 and 2002 in Swedish. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2007.

My Sunshine Away
DB80824 10 hours 29 minutes
by M.O. Walsh
read by Kirby Heyborne
A man reflects back on the summer of 1989, when he was fourteen. The golden-haired neighbor girl he was in love with experienced an unspeakable crime in their seemingly idyllic Baton Rouge neighborhood. One of many suspects, the teenager discovered how life can be irreversibly transformed by heartbreak, guilt, and love. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

World of Trouble
DB80398 8 hours 41 minutes
by Ben H. Winters
read by Alec Volz
With two weeks to go before an asteroid hits, detective Hank Palace sets off to find and make amends with his only relative—his sister Nico. They had parted ways over her insistence that the group she was with could avert the asteroid. Some violence and some strong language. 2014.

Occult and Horror

Lovecraft’s Monsters
DB81759 15 hours 15 minutes
edited by Ellen Datlow
read by Bernard Setaro Clark
Award-winning editor collects eighteen works celebrating the monsters depicted in H.P. Lovecraft’s horror stories. These include the tentacled Cthulhu, the demon Sultan Azathoth, the Deep Ones, and the unspeakably evil Hastur. Includes stories from Neil Gaiman, Kim Newman, Elizabeth Bear, and many others. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Nightmare Carnival
DB81618 12 hours 51 minutes
edited by Ellen Datlow
read by Jed Drummond
Stories about a boy’s birthday that heralds the arrival of a bizarre new entourage, a suicidal diva who just can’t seem to die, and a washed-up wrestler who goes toe-to-toe with a strange new opponent. All of these marvels and more can be found at the Nightmare Carnival. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Poe: New Tales Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe
DB81629 15 hours 40 minutes
edited by Ellen Datlow
read by Gregory St. John
Compiled by award-winning editor Ellen Datlow, this collection of short fiction commemorates the second centenary of Edgar Allan Poe’s birth. It features Poe-inspired tales by Kim Newman, Pat Cadigan, Sharyn McCrumb, Lucius Shepard, Laird Barron, Suzy McKee Charnas, and others. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

Maplecroft: The Borden Dispatches
DB80773 12 hours 19 minutes
by Cherie Priest
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Two years after Lizzie Borden slew her father and stepmother, she and her sister, Emma, work endlessly to understand what transformed their parents into horrifying creatures. But Lizzie’s decision to submit a biological sample to a colleague carries terrible consequences. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Guild Hunter Series, Books 5–7
DB80195 35 hours 34 minutes
by Nalini Singh
read by Abigail Maupin
Books five through seven, written between 2012 and 2014, featuring archangels on the brink of war with dark forces. Includes Archangel’s Storm, Archangel’s Legion, and Archangel’s Shadows. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Psychological Themes

Amnesia
DB80650 10 hours 35 minutes
by Peter Carey
read by David Hartley-Margolin
When Gaby Baillieux releases the virus Angel Worm into Australia’s prison system, hundreds of asylum-seekers walked free, and doors in five thousand jails in the U.S. also flew open. Journalist Felix Moore is determined to write Baillieux’s biography and uncover whether she made a mistake or a declaration of cyber war. Some strong language. 2015.

The Enchanted
DB81104 7 hours 8 minutes
by Rene Denfeld
read by John Jessup
A woman visits her client York in prison to see if she can get him released from death row. York, however, wants to die. The secrets she uncovers cause her to reevaluate her own life and relationships. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. ALA Notable Book. 2014.

Hausfrau
DB81071 9 hours 45 minutes
by Jill Alexander Essbaum
read by Mozhan Marno
Anna Benz, an American expatriate married to a Swiss banker, passes her days in near isolation, caring for her children and having affairs. She begins therapy with Doktor Messerli, who recommends she finally take classes in Swiss German. She uses the classes as a hunting ground for new lovers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The First Bad Man
DB81004 8 hours 37 minutes
by Miranda July
read by Kate Kiley
Cheryl Glickman works for a self-defense non-profit, but manages to live in a world of her own making. When her bosses ask her to take in their twenty-year-old daughter Clee, Cheryl is forced to interact with the world as it exists around her. Explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2015.

Shark
DB80585 13 hours 53 minutes
by Will Self
read by Gregory Maupin
Set a year before Umbrella (DB 76210), psychiatrist Zack Busner reflects on an acid trip from five years prior, undergone with patients from the therapeutic community he runs. He also considers the psychopathology of violence, while two patients recall the destruction of war each witnessed in the past. 2014.

Find Me
DB81041 8 hours 31 minutes
by Laura Van Den Berg
read by Gabriella Cavallero
When a sickness that begins with memory loss and ends with death sweeps the country, loner Joy discovers she is immune. Admitted to a hospital in rural Kansas, she and other troubled but immune people submit to peculiar treatments by a doctor searching for a cure. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins
DB81410 12 hours 15 minutes
by Irvine Welsh
read by Kristin Allison
Miami Beach. Personal trainer Lucy Brennan helps apprehend a gunman threatening two homeless men. But Lucy goes from hero to villain when it comes out that the homeless men are pedophiles and are still assaulting children. Her relationship with her client Lena also takes a darker turn. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2014.

Religious Themes

Chasing Sunsets: Angels Walking Series, Book 2
DB81534 8 hours 37 minutes
by Karen Kingsbury
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Mary Catherine protects her heart from romance as she volunteers at a local youth center with coach Tyler Ames and LA Dodger Marcus Dillinger. Despite her intention to stay single, she finds herself drawn to Marcus, and their budding romance offers an exciting life she never dreamed of. 2015.

Romance

The Wrath and the Dawn
DB81926 10 hours 40 minutes
by Renée Ahdieh
read by Ariana Delawari
In this reimagining of The Arabian Nights, Shahrzad plans to avenge the death of her dearest friend by volunteering to marry the murderous boy-king of Khorasan. But she discovers not all is as it seems within the palace. Some violence and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Silver Thaw
DB80945 11 hours 36 minutes
by Catherine Anderson
read by Kristin Allison
To escape her sadistic husband, Amanda and her daughter flee to Mystic Creek, Oregon. The fresh start is rough, however, and Amanda copes by writing her thoughts down and tossing them into the wind. Neighbor Jeb discovers them and helps the pair. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Only Enchanting
DB80198 10 hours 46 minutes
by Mary Balogh
read by Abigail Maupin
Devastated by his lover’s sudden desertion, Flavian, Viscount Ponsonby, panics when she returns and wishes to revive their engagement. Flavian flees into the arms of widow Agnes Keeping and offers an impetuous marriage proposal, but soon the duo realize their true feelings for each other. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Rogue Spy
DB80201 10 hours 23 minutes
by Joanna Bourne
read by Erin Jones
In early-nineteenth-century rural England, Camille Leyland receives a blackmail threat to reveal her as a French spy. Determined to protect her loved ones, she travels to London to unearth the blackmailer and discovers Thomas Paxton, whom she had trained with as a child. Sequel to The Black Hawk (DB 76154). Violence and explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

An Affair Downstairs
DB81021 10 hours 20 minutes
by Sherri Browning
read by Emily Pike Stewart
1907. Lady Alice Emerson desires a forbidden and daring fling with Thornbrook Park’s rugged, manly, estate manager, Logan Winthrop. But Logan heroically avoids Alice’s attempts at seduction—that is, until her intoxicating charm threatens to undo him. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

One Wish
DB81657 8 hours 31 minutes
by Robyn Carr
read by Kristin Allison
Former champion figure skater Grace is mostly happy with the life she has created as a florist in Thunder Point. Local teacher Troy offers to be her “fun coach,” but Grace’s secret past demands her attention. Sequel to The Homecoming (DB 80050). Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2015.

99 Days
DB81642 8 hours 20 minutes
by Katie Cotugno
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Town pariah Molly Barlow reluctantly faces one long, hot summer of ninety-nine days back home. While waiting to escape for college, Molly must confront the boy whose heart she broke and the boy she broke it for—his brother. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

A Bollywood Affair
DB80280 12 hours 13 minutes
by Sonali Dev
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
Married at the age of four, Mili Rathod hasn’t seen her husband in twenty years, and she enjoys her freedom. But when Bollywood’s favorite director, Samir Rathod, comes to secure a divorce for his older brother, the two discover a forbidden love. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Ever After
DB81920 10 hours 55 minutes
by Jude Deveraux
read by Kirsten Potter
Physical therapist Hallie Hartley moves to Nantucket when she inherits a house. To her surprise, her scheming sister has contracted her to work with wounded veteran Jamie Taggert. The two grow closer, their romance helped along by the house’s two resident ghosts. Sequel to For All Time (DB 79296). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Sweet Spot
DB80348 9 hours 3 minutes
by Laura Drake
read by Jennifer Hubbard
After the tragic death of their son, Charla Rae and James “JB” Denny’s marriage falls apart. Now, with the ranch in trouble, Charla needs help and JB plans to persuade her to give their love another chance. Descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2013.

The Awakening
DB82056 3 hours 41 minutes
by Christine Feehan
read by Allison Kruise
This novella prequel to Feehan’s Leopard series has exotic-animal vet Maggie Odessa lured to the Borneo rainforest with news she has inherited an estate from her birth parents. Once there, she meets Brandt, a shapeshifter who believes Maggie is his mate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2002.

Cat’s Lair
DB81795 16 hours 0 minutes
by Christine Feehan
read by Karen White
Living off the grid and letting no one close is safest for leopard shifter Cat Benoit, having fled captivity and abuse in New Orleans. But she is tempted to let Ridley Cromer into her life, when she meets him at the local dojo. Sequel to Leopard’s Prey (DB 77029). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Inn at Eagle Hill Trilogy
DB80734 31 hours 5 minutes
by Suzanne Woods Fisher
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Trilogy written between 2013 and 2014 features Amish women who follow their hearts in life and find unexpected blessings. In The Letters, widow Rose opens a bed-and-breakfast in her Amish farmhouse and gets interesting results from her new venture. Includes The Calling and The Revealing. 2014.

Jason
DB81829 4 hours 46 minutes
by Laurell K. Hamilton
read by Kimberly Alexis
After Affliction (DB 77043), the focus switches from Anita Blake to her friend—and sometime lover—Jason, who is having relationship problems with his bisexual lover J.J. Jason asks Anita for help; but Anita is also dealing with complications with her first female lover, Jade. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Hot
DB80834 10 hours 45 minutes
by Julia Harper
read by Erin Bennett
Bank teller Turner Hastings takes advantage of a bank robbery and grabs evidence that can free her innocent uncle from prison. But first she must deal with FBI agent John MacKinnon, a hit man for hire, and others. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

Once and Always
DB80832 9 hours 13 minutes
by Julia Harper
read by Helen Wick
As a blizzard closes in, small-town cop Sam West’s routine traffic stop is anything but routine. He pulls over beautiful Maisa Bradley—who has Russian mob ties. Now rumors of stolen diamonds have Maisa facing heated scrutiny from a certain tall, dark, and handsome deputy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Cold Creek Trilogy
DB80464 26 hours 57 minutes
by Karen Harper
read by Kristin Allison
Trilogy, written between 2014 and 2015, features three sisters who face their family’s dark history in Cold Creek, Ohio. In Shattered Secrets, a child kidnapping causes Tess Lockwood to confront her own abduction. Includes Forbidden Ground and Broken Bonds. Descriptions of sex, some strong language, and some violence. 2015.

Darling Beast
DB81765 9 hours 42 minutes
by Elizabeth Hoyt
read by Ashford McNab
Fugitive Apollo Greaves works as a gardener, restoring a fire-damaged theater while he evades those who have falsely accused him of murder. Mute from a near-fatal beating, Apollo falls for Lily Stump, an actress who moves into the theater with her young son. Sequel to Duke of Midnight (DB 77732). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Dearest Rogue
DB81933 10 hours 23 minutes
by Elizabeth Hoyt
read by Ashford McNab
Hired to protect Phoebe, the blind sister of the Duke of Wakefield, former soldier James Trevillion is determined to keep her safe. Initially irritated by her bodyguard, Phoebe comes to rely on James, especially after a kidnapping attempt forces the two closer together. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Prada and Prejudice
DB80352 5 hours 42 minutes
by Mandy Hubbard
read by Erin Jones
During a school trip to England, fifteen-year-old Callie buys a pair of Prada shoes in an effort to impress the popular girls. But the scheme backfires and sends Callie back to 1815. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2009.

A Chapel Springs Romance, Books 1–3
DB80484 30 hours 36 minutes
by Denise Hunter
read by Margaret Strom
Books one through three, written between 2013 and 2014, feature couples finding love and inspiration with God. In Barefoot Summer, Beckett helps Madison prepare for the Chapel Springs annual regatta, to honor her deceased brother and find peace. Includes The Wishing Season and Dancing with Fireflies. 2014.

A Most Inconvenient Marriage
DB80532 9 hours 34 minutes
by Regina Jennings
read by Anne Hancock
Missouri, 1865. Civil War nurse Abigail Stuart quickly marries her gravely wounded patient, Jeremiah Calhoun. After his death, she moves to the Ozarks to look after his sister Rachel, but discovers the real Jeremiah is alive and well. 2014.

Rapture
DB81864 11 hours 40 minutes
by Lauren Kate
read by Justine Eyre
To stop Lucifer from erasing the past, Luce and Daniel must find the place where the angels fell to earth. As they search, they make a startling discovery about their love. Sequel to Passion (DB 73494). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2012.

Trust No One
DB80779 8 hours 46 minutes
by Jayne Ann Krentz
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Grace Elland discovers her boss, a motivational speaker, murdered at his house. Suspicion falls on her and her coworkers. When she moves back to her hometown, a blind date with venture capitalist Julius Arkwright brings a stalker to light. Some violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

My Heart Stood Still
DB80609 15 hours 46 minutes
by Lynn Kurland
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Thomas McKinnon crosses the Atlantic to restore a twelfth-century castle and finds himself in love with a ghost—a young Scottish bride betrayed by her new husband and killed in 1382. Iolanthe MacLeod has awaited rescue from the castle keep for more than six hundred years. 2001.

The Devil Takes a Bride
DB81091 10 hours 34 minutes
by Julia London
read by Theresa Conkin
Dire circumstances force Miss Grace Cabot to wickedly plot to seduce a proper, wealthy, viscount into marriage. But when she is discovered in the arms of Jeffrey, the Earl of Merryton, Grace’s marriage plans take a most unexpected turn. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover: The Fourth Rule of Scoundrels
DB80273 12 hours 34 minutes
by Sarah MacLean
read by Erin Jones
1833. Ruined before her first season, Lady Georgiana flourishes as Chase—the enigmatic founder of London’s most legendary gentlemen’s gaming club. But when circumstances dictate a need for her to reenter society, newsman Duncan’s interest in Georgiana’s mysterious life causes tension. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2014.

A Country Christmas
DB80267 11 hours 10 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by Carol Dines
Two previously published holiday romances. In Buffalo Valley, an army veteran scouts a rural community in North Dakota for a corporation’s development and discovers new priorities after falling for a charming young woman. In Return to Promise, a separated couple reevaluate their relationship, just in time for Christmas. 2001.

The Measure of Katie Calloway
DB81086 10 hours 19 minutes
by Serena Miller
read by Emily Pike Stewart
1867. Escaping her abusive husband in Georgia, Katie and her younger brother find sanctuary in a north woods lumber camp. Camp owner Robert wonders if Katie can survive the harsh environment and the hard life of a cook, but the two soon develop feelings for each other. 2011.

A Love to Call Her Own
DB82052 11 hours 24 minutes
by Marilyn Pappano
read by Loretta Rollins
Two residents of Tallgrass, Oklahoma, who have both been touched by war find love. Jessy hasn’t been the same since her husband died in Afghanistan. She had a one-night stand with local rancher Dalton, who also lost his military spouse, and finds she can’t forget him. Sequel to A Man to Hold On To (DB 78137). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy
DB81031 10 hours 3 minutes
by Julia Quinn
read by Alec Volz
When Sir Richard Kenworthy takes an interest in the often-overlooked Iris Smythe-Smith, she agrees to marry him despite her suspicion of his motives. But she realizes that Richard is hiding secrets that threaten the love growing between them. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2015.

Closer Than You Think
DB80938 25 hours 37 minutes
by Karen Rose
read by David Hartley-Margolin
In hopes of escaping her stalker, psychologist Faith Corcoran moves to her grandmother’s old house in Cincinnati. When she gets entangled with a serial killer, FBI Special Agent Deacon Novak takes an interest in Faith. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Winner’s Crime: The Winner’s Trilogy, Book 2
DB81073 10 hours 0 minutes
by Marie Rutkoski
read by Justine Eyre
Lady Kestrel’s engagement to the Valorian emperor’s son is the event of a lifetime, but to Kestrel it means a life of deceptions. She’s torn over loyalty to her father, General Trajan, and former slave Arin—leader of the Herrani people. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

He’s So Fine
DB81797 9 hours 3 minutes
by Jill Shalvis
read by Angele Masters
Olivia Bentley’s secrets force her to keep people at a distance. Or she did, until she saw Cole Donovan fall off his boat and decided he needed rescuing. The attraction is immediate, but Olivia’s past is coming to Lucky Harbor. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

It’s in His Kiss
DB81766 9 hours 52 minutes
by Jill Shalvis
read by Suehyla El-attar
Lucky Harbor is the perfect escape for musician Becca Thorpe, who is trying to get away from her talented but dependent brother. When she meets sexy surfer and boat builder Sam Brody, she wonders if she’s found a reason to stay. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

One in a Million
DB81836 8 hours 49 minutes
by Jill Shalvis
read by Angèle Masters
Wedding planner Callie returns to her hometown of Lucky Harbor, only to find her high school crush, Tanner, is as sexy as she remembers. Meanwhile, deep-sea diver Tanner is trying to live down his wild past and deal with having his teenaged son back in his life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Snow Angel Cove
DB80347 9 hours 45 minutes
by RaeAnne Thayne
read by Carol Dines
The dream job that Eliza and her daughter Maddie are relocating for goes up in flames shortly before they arrive in the small mountain town. Undaunted, and already forming new plans, Eliza gets plowed down moments later by tech genius Aidan’s car. Romance blooms as he tries to make amends. 2014.

Lover Mine
DB81637 22 hours 2 minutes
by J.R. Ward
read by Jim Frangione
John Matthew was taken in by the Brotherhood when they found him living among humans, unaware of his own vampire nature. He has pledged himself to the Brotherhood’s cause, but when his lover Xhexania is kidnapped, his loyalties will be tested. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

Lover Reborn
DB81516 23 hours 10 minutes
by J.R. Ward
read by Jim Frangione
Vampire leader Tohrment is broken by the death of his mate, afterwards living only to fight for the Brotherhood. He is plagued by vivid dreams of his lost mate trapped in the netherworld that lead him to ask an angel for help in bringing her back. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

The Beekeeper’s Ball
DB80318 10 hours 17 minutes
by Susan Wiggs
read by Marsha Rehns
While transforming Bella Vista, her childhood home, into a destination cooking school, chef Isabel Johansen finds her plans interrupted by former war correspondent Cormac O’Neill, who has arrived to dig up old history. Descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2014.

Dogwood Hill
DB80800 9 hours 31 minutes
by Sherryl Woods
read by Teresa Willis
Former pro football player Aidan Mitchell comes to Chesapeake Shores to coach the local high school football team and is soon embraced by the O’Brien family. However, he has secrets. Pet shop owner Liz March is trying to start her life over, and Aidan may be what she needs. 2015.

Science Fiction

Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation
DB80139 22 hours 9 minutes
by Isaac Asimov
read by Jack Fox
Trilogy of novels written, between 1951 and 1953, exploring the world of the Galactic Empire as it collapses after twelve thousand years of rule. In an effort to preserve human knowledge and wisdom, psychohistorian Hari Seldon leads a group of men and women to the edge of the galaxy. 1953.

Fortune’s Pawn
DB81089 10 hours 50 minutes
by Rachel Bach
read by Erin Jones
Mercenary Devi has big plans. A job on a trade ship with a reputation for surprises, however, increases the risks along with the potential for rewards that will advance her plans. And now an alien bite throws her whole future into jeopardy. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Surface Detail: A Culture Novel
DB81442 20 hours 26 minutes
by Iain M. Banks
read by Peter Kenny
Lededje Y’breq is one of the Intagliated, enslaved to a man with a limitless lust for power. Her release comes with a price. To fix matters, she must seek the help of the Culture, and she finds herself entering a combat zone on a warship. Sequel to Matter (DB 67810). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

Dove Arising
DB80682 9 hours 45 minutes
by Karen Bao
read by Kim Mai Guest
On a lunar colony, fifteen-year-old introvert Phaet Theta does the unthinkable and joins the militia when her mother is quarantined and then imprisoned by the Moon’s oppressive government. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Impulse: The Lightship Chronicles, Book 1
DB81145 13 hours 2 minutes
by Dave Bara
read by J.P. Linton
Lieutenant Peter Cochrane learns that his former girlfriend and her shipmates were killed in an unprovoked attack upon Lightship Impulse in a distant solar system. His plans are further ruined when he is assigned to a ship under foreign command and headed to an unexpected destination. Violence and some strong language. 2015.

Rewinder
DB81141 7 hours 51 minutes
by Brett Battles
read by Vikas Adam
Born into a low rung of society, Denny Younger’s bleak fortunes change abruptly when the mysterious Upjohn Institute recruits him to be a Rewinder—a verifier of personal histories. Time travel can be exciting, however, even the smallest error carries life-altering consequences. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

War Dogs
DB81096 8 hours 21 minutes
by Greg Bear
read by Todd Fox
On a near-future Earth, an alien species called the Gurus have shared technology with humans in exchange for military aid combating the Antags on Mars. Human Venn’s squad of Skyrines attacks, but the mission goes poorly. Seeking shelter they discover a labyrinth called the Drifter, which stands at the heart of the conflict. Violence and strong language. 2014.

Mother of Eden
DB81800 15 hours 38 minutes
by Chris Beckett
read by various narrators
A few generations after the events of Dark Eden (DB 79181), humanity has spread across Eden and two kingdoms emerge, both claiming to be Gela’s favored children. Young Starlight Brooking travels across Worldpool with a powerful young man and attempts to change the course of Eden’s history. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Chimpanzee
DB81023 8 hours 41 minutes
by Darin Bradley
read by Paul Kerr
America is ravaged by unemployment. An expert in cognition, Benjamin Cade was a professor before the collapse but has now defaulted on his student loans. Ben’s creditors arrive to reclaim their property—his education—using chemicals through a process called “Repossession Therapy.” Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Corsair
DB81874 8 hours 12 minutes
by James L. Cambias
read by Victor Bevine
Elizabeth and David meet in the 2020s as young, genius computer hackers. Ten years later, they fight for dominance of the computer systems controlling ore drop placement. When Elizabeth loses a shipment, however, she joins a private space company, entrenching herself in the world of international space piracy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Tarnished Knight and Perilous Shield
DB80453 29 hours 46 minutes
by Jack Campbell
read by Patrick Downer
Two books written, between 2012 and 2013, featuring a man and woman who team up to incite a coup against the Syndic rule of the Midway Star System. Artur Drakon and Gwen Iceni must learn to trust each other if they are to succeed. Some violence. 2013.

The Girl with All the Gifts
DB80678 13 hours 7 minutes
by M.R. Carey
read by Finty Williams
A pandemic has turned countless people into zombies known as “hungries.” The administrators of a military camp studying these hungries must flee when a group of anarchists breach their security. They bring Melanie, a 10-year-old second-generation hungry with incredible strength and intellect with them, debating the status of her humanity all the while. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Death Sentences
DB81526 9 hours 32 minutes
by Kawamata Chiaki
read by Gary Telles
A special police squad is tracking down the “afflicted,” who have read a poem penned in the 1940s by a mysterious surrealist writer named Who May. The poem strongly affects its readers before killing them. Originally published in Japanese. Some violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1984.

The Fold
DB81834 10 hours 55 minutes
by Peter Clines
read by Ray Porter
Mike Erikson’s quiet life changes when the government seeks his help. DARPA scientists have developed teleportation technology, but the personalities of the scientists working on it are changing, and reality itself seems to be warping. Mike learns that the machine is not what it appears to be. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Nemesis Games
DB82024 16 hours 45 minutes
by James S.A. Corey
read by Jefferson Mays
A thousand worlds have opened, prompting a sudden land rush. Power structures of the old solar system begin to crack, as waves of colonists leave. Amidst the many problems arising from this change, James Holden and the crew of the Rocinante must struggle to return home. Sequel to Cibola Burn (DB 79032). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Lost Boys Symphony
DB81452 10 hours 25 minutes
by Mark Ferguson
read by Nicholas Tecosky
Henry’s grief after a breakup begins to manifest in bizarre ways, though he can’t be sure if he is hallucinating or has unhinged from reality itself. After weeks of delusions, Henry flees town to find his ex-girlfriend Val. On his way, however, he finds himself kidnapped by future versions of himself. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Echo 8
DB81090 7 hours 56 minutes
by Sharon Lynn Fisher
read by Teresa Willis
Tess is a parapsychologist, but her training doesn’t help when people who are “echos” from an alternate Earth begin appearing. Tess’s echo Jake drains energy from Tess, nearly killing her, as she is studying Jake. Meanwhile, FBI agent Ross, who is assigned to protect Tess, wrestles with his feelings for her. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Fire Sermon
DB81015 12 hours 8 minutes
by Francesca Haig
read by Lauren Fortgang
Twins Cass and Zach show no visible sign of mutation. Typically every set of twins results in a healthy Alpha twin and a mutated Omega twin. Omegas live as outcasts while Alphas live in privilege. But Cass has a secret that Zach is determined to expose. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Gone-Away World
DB81010 24 hours 31 minutes
by Nick Harkaway
read by Kirby Heyborne
A love triangle in a post-apocalyptic near future where Go-Away bombs have destroyed large sections of reality. Gonzo and his team must protect the Pipe, and save humanity. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

Deathworld
DB81077 6 hours 33 minutes
by Harry Harrison
read by Christian Rummel
On the planet Pyrrus all the beasts, plants, and other natural elements were designed for one specific purpose—to destroy humans. The settlers there were supermen, twice as strong as regular men. It’s up to Jason dinAlt, interplanetary gambler, to discover why Pyrrus had become so hostile. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1983.

Deathworld 2
DB81136 6 hours 42 minutes
by Harry Harrison
read by Christian Rummel
The planet moved unnaturally quickly from the Bronze Age to the Machine Age. Technology has degenerated into mysteries guarded by brotherhoods. Men must kill all other men or live as slaves. The stakes are slavery or the life of Jason dinAlt, but Jason is a gambler. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1984.

Europe in Autumn
DB81020 12 hours 47 minutes
by Dave Hutchinson
read by Andy Pyle
Europe has fractured after an economic crisis and flu pandemic. When Rudi’s boss at a Krakow restaurant asks for help smuggling someone across the border, Rudi becomes a spy and smuggler. One day, however, he finds a severed head instead of his expected client. Violence and strong language. 2014.

Metrophage
DB80401 10 hours 51 minutes
by Richard Kadrey
read by Alec Volz
Jonny Qabbala struggles to survive as a small-time drug dealer on the streets of Los Angeles in the late twenty-first century. On the other side of town are the enclaves of the super-rich. When a plague strikes the city, no one is safe. Violence and strong language. 1988.

Lords of the Sith: Star Wars
DB81803 10 hours 58 minutes
by Paul S. Kemp
read by Jonathan Davis
In an effort to prove his allegiance, newly anointed Sith Lord Darth Vader sets out on a mission with Emperor Palpatine to quash a rebellion on Ryloth. When an ambush crashes their ship, with only inhospitable terrain and resistance fighters awaiting them, their relationship will be tested. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Universal Alien
DB80950 15 hours 35 minutes
by Gini Koch
read by Kristin Allison
After Kitty offends the Australian prime minister, she must rectify things so Jeff doesn’t have to resign and the Alpha Centurions don’t have to leave Earth. Then someone switches Kitty with an alternate-universe Kitty. Sequel to Alien Collective (DB 79730). Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2014.

Energized
DB81538 12 hours 14 minutes
by Edward M. Lerner
read by Joe Wilson
The world’s major oil fields have been tainted, and the Middle East has been plunged into chaos. When the asteroid Phoebe appears, America captures it in Earth’s orbit to mine for materials to build solar-power devices. Some, however, seek to stop this venture. Some violence and some strong language. 2012.

Iron Council
DB80901 21 hours 6 minutes
by China Miéville
read by Gildart Jackson
It is a time of war and rebellion for New Crobuzon, with rioting in the streets of the city-state Tesh. A mysterious, masked figure spurs rebellion. Meanwhile, a small group of renegades escapes the city and crosses alien continents to seek a lost hope. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Scar
DB80900 27 hours 1 minute
by China Miéville
read by Gildart Jackson
Prisoners and slaves are carried to New Crobuzon aboard a vast ship, but they are joined by a handful of travelers, each running from the city. Among them is Bellis Coldwine, a linguist fleeing condemnation for her association with renegade scientist Isaac Dan der Grimnebulin. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Aftermath: The Remaining, Book 2
DB81290 11 hours 36 minutes
by D. J. Molles
read by Joe Wilson
Following the events of The Remaining (DB 81247), Captain Lee Harden’s Project Hometown feels like an unattainable dream. Wounded and weaponless, he stumbles upon a group of survivors that seem willing to help. But tragedy in the group brings a deep rift to light. Violence and strong language. 2012.

Allegiance: The Remaining, Book 5
DB81460 16 hours 15 minutes
by D.J. Molles
read by Joe Wilson
After the events of Fractured (DB 81459), Captain Lee Harden is still recovering from his mental and physical wounds. Despite this, he must rally his companions at Camp Ryder and push back against the swarming hordes of the infected. Violence and strong language. 2015.

Faith: The Remaining; a Novella
DB81869 2 hours 5 minutes
by D.J. Molles
read by Christian Rummel
Set within the world of the Remaining series, this novella follows Clyde Bealey as he finds himself with nothing but a suitcase full of worthless things. He must attempt, however, to lead his family to safety amid a mysterious plague of madness overtaking the country. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Fractured: The Remaining, Book 4
DB81459 20 hours 39 minutes
by D.J. Molles
read by Joe Wilson
Camp Ryder Hub is broken, Lee is nowhere to be found, and his allies are scattered across the state with difficult missions. Meanwhile, war brews inside Camp Ryder between those sharing Lee’s vision of rebuilding and those desiring isolation. Violence and strong language. 2013.

Trust: The Remaining; a Novella
DB81796 2 hours 23 minutes
by D.J. Molles
read by Christian Rummel
While Lee Harden struggles to fulfill his part in Project Hometown, his trusted friend, Major Abe Darabie, works to hold up his end of the mission in this novella. Caught between the mission and the ambitions of the new president, Abe must decide where his duty lies. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Homecoming
DB80679 7 hours 23 minutes
by Kass Morgan
read by various narrators
Weeks after landing on Earth, the Hundred have managed to create a sense of order amid their wild, chaotic surroundings. But their delicate balance comes crashing down with the arrival of new dropships from space. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Sequel to Day 21 (DB 82151). For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Chain of Events
DB80888 15 hours 16 minutes
by Fredrik T. Olsson
read by Paul Michael
Military cryptologist William Sandberg falls into depression after losing both his career and his marriage. A nameless, secret organization abducts him, tasking him with decoding a message hidden in mankind’s own DNA. Meanwhile, his ex-wife Christina sets out to find him after his disappearance. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Bees
DB80129 10 hours 40 minutes
by Laline Paull
read by Nicola Daval
Flora 717 emerges into the life of a hive situated in an orchard. She is tasked as a sanitation worker, but slowly works her way up the hierarchy until she has access to the Queen’s inner sanctum. However, Flora discovers secrets behind the Queen’s power and becomes a threat. 2014.

The Science of Discworld II: The Globe
DB80756 12 hours 49 minutes
by Terry Pratchett and others
read by various narrators
The sequel to The Science of Discworld (DB 79274) is a tale about what happens when the wizards meddle with history in a battle against the elves for the future of humanity. Includes scientific commentary on the evolution and development of the human mind, culture, language, and science. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2003.

ARV-3
DB81135 8 hours 53 minutes
by Cameo Renae
read by Erin Moon
Thirteen years after a nuclear fallout, the few thousand survivors return topside to begin rebuilding. Those who had received an experimental anti-radiation vaccine and remained topside, however, have mutated. The survivors will not only have to rebuild the planet, they will have to fight for it. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Sanctum
DB81142 7 hours 13 minutes
by Cameo Renae
read by Erin Moon
The Arvy threat continues to worsen as they destroy the hive’s vital resources. The only option is to evacuate to the largest bunker, located in South Dakota. Disaster ensues on the journey, but the travelers are rescued and brought to a bunker called Sanctum. Sequel to ARV-3 (DB 81135). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Aurora
DB82021 16 hours 57 minutes
by Kim Stanley Robinson
read by Ali Ahn
Humanity embarked on its first voyage outside the solar system generations ago. Now it approaches its new home. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Unwholly, Unsouled, Undivided
DB81316 34 hours 33 minutes
by Neal Shusterman
read by Mark Delgado
After the revolt at Happy Jack Harvest Camp in Unwind (DB 66918), teens Connor, Risa, and Lev are reenergized to fight greedy corporations and government laws on harvesting adolescents’ body parts. Their epic struggle continues in the final three books of the series. Violence. For junior and senior high readers. 2014.

The Mechanical
DB81008 15 hours 48 minutes
by Ian Tregillis
read by Chris Kayser
Jax is a clakker—a mechanical man powered by alchemy. Armies of clakkers have conquered the world, making the Brasswork Throne the sole superpower. Jax is a faithful servant and ultimate fighting machine, beholden to the wishes of his human masters. But he is determined to be free. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Persona
DB81579 6 hours 41 minutes
by Genevieve Valentine
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Suyana struggles in her work with the International Assembly, since public image has become the most important factor in diplomatic work. Then, just as journalist Daniel begins to follow her, an attempt is made on her life, sending them both on the run. Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

Superposition
DB81873 9 hours 3 minutes
by David Walton
read by L.J. Ganser
When an old friend turns up dead after ranting about an alien quantum intelligence, Jacob is arrested and put on trial for his murder. As details of the crime come to light, however, Jacob and his daughter, Alessandra, uncover a quantum creature unconstrained by space and matter. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

A Call to Duty: Manticore Ascendant, Book 1
DB81599 15 hours 41 minutes
by David Weber and Timothy Zahn
read by Kurt Elftmann
The Royal Manticoran Navy is not what Travis Long expected. There are also some factions in Parliament who wish to scrap the Navy altogether. However, Travis learns they are wrong; the universe is not a safe place. Violence and strong language. 2014.

Short Stories

Let Me Be Frank with You
DB80486 6 hours 40 minutes
by Richard Ford
read by Kurt Elftmann
Four short stories about the experiences of now sixty-eight-year-old Frank Bascombe, from The Lay of the Land (DB 64163). In “I’m Here,” Frank travels down to Sea-Clift at the request of a man who had bought Frank’s former house to view the damage from Hurricane Sandy. Strong language. 2014.

Lucky Alan and Other Stories
DB81072 4 hours 20 minutes
by Jonathan Lethem
read by various narrators
Collection of short stories with a focus split between strict realism and stories that capture the solipsism of blog culture and feature uncanny and surreal elements. Common themes include the anxiety of influence, hapless outsiders, and the impossibility of action against authority. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Get in Trouble
DB80757 10 hours 0 minutes
by Kelly Link
read by various narrators
A collection of short stories for adult readers in which each new story contains an unusual fictional universe. Hurricanes, astronauts, evil twins, bootleggers, Ouija boards, iguanas, superheroes, and more are all encountered. In the opening story, “The Summer People,” a young girl serves as caretaker for unseen visitors. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher
DB80444 4 hours 48 minutes
by Hilary Mantel
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Collection of ten short stories by Man Booker Prize winner Mantel, author of Wolf Hall (DB 70074). In the title story, a narrator describes accidentally allowing an assassin into her house during a 1983 visit to her London neighborhood by Margaret Thatcher. Strong language and some violence. 2014.

Paris Noir
DB80610 9 hours 15 minutes
edited by Aurélien Masson
read by Catherine Byers
Twelve crime stories that turn the City of Light into the City of Darkness. In Christophe Mercier’s “Christmas,” a private detective dining alone observes a man who realizes that he is about to be killed by the mafia for a betrayal. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Crow Fair: Stories
DB81536 8 hours 59 minutes
by Thomas McGuane
read by John Jessup
Many of the seventeen stories in this collection highlight the wild beauty of the Big Sky country of the author’s native Montana. McGuane’s characters are troubled, but his stories of aging cowboys and squabbling families are lightened with humor. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Suspended Sentences: Three Novellas
DB80726 7 hours 7 minutes
by Patrick Modiano
read by J.P. Linton
Three novellas of the late eighties and early nineties from Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano. Modiano draws on his own experiences, blended with the real or invented stories of others, to create a pseudo-autobiography and three-part love song to a Paris that no longer exists. Originally published in French. 2014.

Family Furnishings: Selected Stories, 1995–2014
DB80546 34 hours 52 minutes
by Alice Munro
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Twenty-four short stories from Nobel Prize winner. “The Bear Came Over the Mountain” features a man who had cheated on his wife through their marriage and is now doing his best to care for her as her memory fails. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2014.

The Love Object: Selected Stories
DB81932 20 hours 0 minutes
by Edna O’Brien
read by various narrators
Thirty-one stories provide a portrait of Ireland. Vital themes include coming of age, the impact of class, and familial and romantic love. Some stories are linked, and some contain a sense of the comical. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Happy Are the Happy
DB81159 5 hours 8 minutes
by Yasmina Reza
read by Catherine Byers
A collection of twenty brief portraits of individuals dealing with the elusiveness of intimacy, the fear of loneliness, and the desire to be loved or understood. First published in French. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Mumbai Noir
DB80619 8 hours 46 minutes
edited by Altaf Tyrewala
read by Gary Telles
The most populous city in India—previously known as Bombay—is the setting for this anthology of fourteen crime stories. In “Justice,” Riaz Mulla shows how an ordinary businessman can turn into a bomb-planting extremist. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

The Birds and Other Stories
DB80759 9 hours 18 minutes
by Daphne du Maurier
read by various narrators
Short story collection including “The Birds,” the basis for Hitchcock’s famous film. In other stories a terrible price is paid for immortality, a wife haunts her husband as a tree, a photographer enters his subject’s life, a date leads to a cemetery, and a jealous father finds a remedy when three’s a crowd. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1952.

Spies and Espionage

Power Down
DB81246 18 hours 42 minutes
by Ben Coes
read by Erik Sandvold
A hydroelectric dam explodes and an off-shore oil field is destroyed, killing legions. Among the survivors lies a mysterious oil platform worker and America’s best hope for retribution. Former Army Ranger and Delta Dewey Andreas is dead-set on following the terrorists’ trail. Strong language and some violence. 2010.

Overwatch
DB82013 9 hours 44 minutes
by Marc Guggenheim
read by Will Collyer
After a seemingly routine litigation leads to a series of unexpected events, including poisonings, kidnapping, torture, and murder, CIA lawyer Alex Garnett becomes the final target in someone’s attempt to cover their tracks. With the help of a hacker, Alex unravels a conspiracy older than the CIA itself. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Decoded
DB80760 15 hours 22 minutes
by Mai Jia
read by Ryan Gesell
Semi-autistic mathematical genius and code-breaker Rong Jinzhen is recruited to the cryptography department of China’s secret services, Unit 701, and assigned to break the elusive “Code Purple.” He rises to be China’s greatest and most celebrated code-breaker, until a mistake drives him to madness. Originally published in Chinese. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2002.

Suspense

Robert B. Parker’s Kickback
DB81741 7 hours 10 minutes
by Ace Atkins and Robert B. Parker
read by Joe Mantegna
Although he never dreamed he would be brought up on criminal charges, seventeen-year-old Dillon Yates lands in a lockdown juvenile facility in Boston Harbor after setting up a prank Twitter account for his vice principal. Dillon’s mother hires Spenser to find the truth behind the draconian sentencing. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Never Come Back
DB80272 10 hours 11 minutes
by David Bell
read by Abigail Maupin
Graduate student Elizabeth Hampton is shocked to learn her mother was strangled to death. She and her mother had argued over Elizabeth’s future role in caring for her brother with Down Syndrome. Now her brother is suspected in the murder, and a stranger is named in the will. Strong language and some violence. 2013.

Call Me Princess
DB81347 8 hours 47 minutes
by Sara Blaedel
read by Eva Wilhelm
Copenhagen detective Louise Rick and her friend, journalist Camilla Lind, investigate different aspects of the case of a brutal rapist who finds his victims—including a very ashamed Susanne Hansson—through an online dating site. Translated from Danish. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

Little Black Lies
DB81178 8 hours 55 minutes
by Sandra Block
read by Kara Bartell
Dr. Zoe Goldman is a resident in training, dedicated to helping troubled psychiatric patients. As her adoptive mother loses her memory to dementia, the time to find the answers about her birth-mother’s death is running out. And what Zoe can’t remember just might kill her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Wild Storm: A Derrick Storm Thriller
DB81144 11 hours 29 minutes
by Richard Castle
read by Robert Petkoff
Derrick Storm is returning from vacation when the plane spirals into a nosedive. After Storm uses his climbing gear to tether himself to the wing and heroically save the plane and all the passengers, he is asked to investigate three other planes that crashed under similar circumstances. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Forgotten Room
DB81794 9 hours 50 minutes
by Lincoln Child
read by Johnathan McClain
Retained by an esteemed think tank, Professor Jeremy Logan, renowned investigator of the strange and the inexplicable, uncovers a long-lost secret experiment in the sprawling Newport, Rhode Island, seaside mansion housing the organization. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Among Thieves
DB80717 15 hours 9 minutes
by John Clarkson
read by Joe Wilson
James Beck and a few other ex-cons have formed a tight group who watch out for each other. So when Manny Guzman’s niece needs his help after being injured and blackballed at her brokerage firm, Beck begins a dangerous investigation. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Stranger
DB81146 9 hours 38 minutes
by Harlan Coben
read by Jason Culp
Married father Adam Price is approached by a stranger who tells him Adam’s wife faked a pregnancy a while back and instructs him how to confirm it online. When Adam demands an explanation, his wife asks for time—and then disappears. Strong language and some violence. 2015.

Piranha
DB81801 12 hours 8 minutes
by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison
read by Scott Brick
In 1902, a volcano wipes out an entire city and sinks a ship carrying a German scientist on the verge of an astonishing breakthrough. More than a century later—learning that a traitorous American weapons designer has completed the German’s work—the Oregon crew races to stop an attack. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Devil You Know
DB80882 9 hours 55 minutes
by Elisabeth de Mariaffi
read by Mary Kane
Toronto, 1993. While using the brand-new Internet to research an article on missing girls, young reporter Evie Jones revisits the kidnapping and murder of her best friend when they were eleven. As clues and memories build up, someone appears to be following Evie. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

House of Echoes
DB81745 11 hours 20 minutes
by Brendan Duffy
read by various narrators
Ben Tierney hits a dead end with his new novel, Caroline has lost her Manhattan banking job, and eight-year-old Charlie is being bullied. When Ben inherits land in a remote New York village, the Tierneys are relieved. But as Ben uncovers the village’s chilling secrets, strange things begin to happen. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Someone Is Watching
DB81190 12 hours 37 minutes
by Joy Fielding
read by Eva Wilhelm
Violently raped while on a late-night surveillance job, law-firm investigator Bailey Carpenter is left traumatized. Trying to recover, she begins recklessly investigating men she suspects, including one in an adjacent high-rise apartment, whom she watches through her window. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Fixer
DB81866 9 hours 35 minutes
by Joseph Finder
read by Steven Kearney
When investigative reporter Rick Hoffman loses his job, fiancée, and apartment, he returns to his childhood home—empty for two decades since a stroke put his father in a nursing home. As Rick starts renovating the old house, he discovers millions of dollars hidden in the walls. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Crash & Burn
DB80653 12 hours 0 minutes
by Lisa Gardner
read by Kristin Allison
When Nicky Frank’s car goes off a hill, she survives, but is frantic to find Vero. After searching in vain, the police learn from Nicky’s husband, Thomas, that there is no Vero. Nicky has TBI from multiple concussions. But Detective Wyatt Foster continues to investigate. Strong language and some violence. 2015.

Vanishing Games
DB81916 10 hours 45 minutes
by Roger Hobbs
read by Jake Weber
Three pirates attack a small smuggling yacht. Soon, two are dead, leaving the third—a cold-blooded psychopath—to claim a mysterious, potentially history-changing windfall. His boss, Angela, isn’t about to let him leave with it, however, and calls her one-time protégé—a fixer known as the Ghostman. Sequel to Ghostman (DB 76281). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Laughing Monsters
DB80389 7 hours 0 minutes
by Denis Johnson
read by Andy Pyle
Roland Nair, who calls himself Scandinavian but has a U.S. passport, reunites in Freetown, Sierra Leone, with fellow fortune hunter Michael Adriko, who has another scheme. Adriko’s girlfriend comes along, and all three are keeping secrets from each other. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Before He Finds Her
DB80651 10 hours 41 minutes
by Michael Kardos
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Fifteen years ago, Ramsey Miller and his three-year-old daughter Meg disappeared, leaving behind Ramsey’s murdered wife. Everyone assumes Ramsey also killed Meg, but she has been living under protection with family friends until Ramsey is found. Now pregnant, Meg rebels. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Dexter Is Dead
DB81833 11 hours 59 minutes
by Jeff Lindsay
read by Jeff Lindsay
Dexter Morgan has burned the candle at both ends for many years: blood-spatter analyst, husband, father, serial killer. Now, accused of a murder he did not commit, his world has collapsed. He has lost everything, including his wife, his kids, and the loyalty of his detective sister. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

How a Gunman Says Goodbye
DB81828 9 hours 34 minutes
by Malcolm Mackay
read by Angus King
Thoughtful, efficient, and ruthless gunman Frank MacLeod was the best at his trade, but with his health failing him, it’s just a matter of time before he’s no longer of use to his employers. And up-and-coming hit man Calum MacLean will be called upon to pick up the pieces. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter
DB81798 8 hours 11 minutes
by Malcolm Mackay
read by Angus King
A twenty-nine-year-old freelance expert lives alone in his Glasgow flat. The telephone rings with a job offer. Target Lewis Winter is a necessary sacrifice that will be only the first step in an all-out war between crime syndicates—the likes of which hasn’t been seen for decades. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Sudden Arrival of Violence
DB81824 10 hours 20 minutes
by Malcolm Mackay
read by Angus King
Trilogy finalé. Two deaths—a money-man and a police informant—offer a unique opportunity to a man like Calum MacLean—a hit man who has finally had enough of killing. Calum plans an unprecedented escape just as his employers need him the most. Glasgow’s biggest criminal organizations are gearing up for a final, fatal confrontation. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Killer Next Door
DB80366 14 hours 35 minutes
by Alex Marwood
read by Terry Donnelly
A group of tenants in a rooming house come together after a terrible accident to protect their own secrets. But they don’t realize that one of them is a killer—and his victims used to live in their rooms. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Fear the Darkness
DB80655 9 hours 44 minutes
by Becky Masterman
read by Mare Trevathan
After her brother’s wife dies, former FBI agent Brigid Quinn fulfills her promise to take in her odd seventeen-year-old niece so she can get residency for college in Tucson. Meanwhile, Brigid’s investigation of the death of a teen is slowed down by her own troubling symptoms. Violence and strong language. 2014.

The Life I Left Behind
DB80872 12 hours 54 minutes
by Colette McBeth
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Six years ago Mel was almost killed, and her neighbor David was convicted of the crime. Now David is out of prison and another young woman—Eve—is found dead in similar circumstances. But Mel learns that Eve was trying to clear David’s name. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Gasp: Visions, Book 3
DB80729 5 hours 51 minutes
by Lisa McMann
read by Suzanne Toren
After narrowly surviving two tragedies, Jules fully understands the importance of the visions that she and people around her are experiencing—and that it is on Jules and Sawyer and their friends to once again prevent disaster. Sequel to Bang (DB 78055). Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Attracted to Fire
DB80209 10 hours 40 minutes
by DiAnn Mills
read by Anne Hancock
Special Agent Meghan Connors is detailed to protection duty for Lindsay Hall, whose father, the vice president, is running for president. When threats are made, and then stepped up after Hall is elected, Meghan must shield Lindsay from assassins. Meghan clashes with special-agent-in-charge Ash Zinders. 2011.

Inspector of the Dead
DB81123 10 hours 30 minutes
by David Morrell
read by Matthew Wolf
1855. Opium-eater Thomas De Quincey, his irrepressible daughter, Emily, and their Scotland Yard companions, Ryan and Becker, are confronted by a killer who targets members of the upper echelons of British society. Each corpse is left with evidence suggesting the ultimate victim will be Queen Victoria herself. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Murder as a Fine Art
DB81924 12 hours 42 minutes
by David Morrell
read by Matthew Wolf
1854. Thomas De Quincey is suspected in a series of ferocious mass murders identical to ones that terrorized London forty-three years earlier. Desperate to clear his name but crippled by opium addiction, De Quincey is aided by his devoted daughter Emily and a pair of determined Scotland Yard detectives. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Catalyst
DB81415 9 hours 41 minutes
by Boyd Morrison
read by Kurt Elftmann
After the suspicious death of his advisor, chemistry grad student Kevin Hamilton believes their failed experiment is key to the scientific discovery of the century. Now someone is hunting him, and Kevin and his girlfriend go on the run to elude assassins and uncover a global conspiracy. Strong language and some violence. 2009.

The Ice Queen
DB80485 14 hours 10 minutes
by Nele Neuhaus
read by Faith Potts
When ninety-two-year old Holocaust survivor Jossi Goldberg is murdered, the police are shocked to discover he has a hidden tattoo reserved for Nazis. After two of Goldberg’s elderly friends are killed, detectives Bodenstein and Kirchhoff turn to the remaining friend—a well-known baroness—for answers. Originally published in German in 2009. Violence, explicit descriptions of sex, and some strong language. 2014.

14th Deadly Sin
DB81367 7 hours 19 minutes
by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
read by January LaVoy
As the Women’s Murder Club members gather to celebrate San Francisco Medical Examiner Claire Washburn’s birthday, Detective Lindsay Boxer is summoned to a gruesome crime scene. While Lindsay investigates, shocking video of another crime surfaces—video so horrific that it shakes the city to its core. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

NYPD Red 3
DB80831 7 hours 8 minutes
by James Patterson and Marshall Karp
read by various narrators
When billionaire businessman Hunter Alden Jr. makes a grisly discovery in his townhouse garage, New Year’s celebrations are cut short for detectives Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald. They are part of NYPD Red—the elite, highly trained task force assigned to protect the rich, the famous, and the connected. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Truth or Die
DB81871 8 hours 0 minutes
by James Patterson and Howard Roughan
read by Edoardo Ballerini
After a serious professional stumble, attorney Trevor Mann may have finally hit his stride. And he’s found happiness with ambitious journalist Claire Parker. But when Claire’s latest story leads to a violent confrontation, Trevor’s newly peaceful life is shattered, as he tries to find out why. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Invasion of Privacy
DB81879 13 hours 13 minutes
by Christopher Reich
read by Paul Michael
On a remote, dusty road forty miles outside of Austin, Texas, FBI agent Joe Grant and a confidential informant are killed in a deadly shootout. His wife’s quest to discover the truth behind Joe’s death will pit her against cutting-edge surveillance technology and the most dangerous conspiracy in America. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Terminal
DB80782 11 hours 41 minutes
by Kathy Reichs
read by Cristin Milioti
Tory and her friends must track a new pack of rogue Virals who have brought on the attention of a shadowy government organization intent on learning the secret to their powers. Sequel to Exposure (DB 78441). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Blood Infernal: The Order of the Sanguines
DB81101 14 hours 33 minutes
by James Rollins and
Rebecca Cantrell
read by Catherine Byers
As grisly murders escalate around the globe, archaeologist Erin Granger must decipher the truth behind an immortal prophecy foretold in the Blood Gospel, before time runs out for humans. Sequel to Innocent Blood (DB 79530). Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Daughter of Deep Silence
DB81925 9 hours 35 minutes
by Carrie Ryan
read by Karissa Vacker
At fourteen, Frances survived a slaughter aboard the Persephone that claimed the lives of her parents and her friend Libby. Frances assumes Libby’s identity and now, at eighteen, seeks revenge against the powerful Wells family, including her first love, Grey. Violence and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Unbecoming
DB80627 13 hours 30 minutes
by Rebecca Scherm
read by Catherine Taber
Grace, who restores bric-a-brac on the outskirts of Paris, goes by the name Julie and says she is from California. In reality, she is from Tennessee and furtively checks her hometown paper online for news about two men who were jailed for a crime she planned. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Last Rituals: A Novel of Suspense
DB80360 11 hours 59 minutes
by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir
read by Jill Fox
After a German university student studying in Reykjavík, Iceland, is found ritualistically murdered, his family hires attorney Thóra Gudmundsdóttir to investigate. She and Matthew Reich look into the deceased student’s obsession with Iceland’s past history of torture, execution, and witch hunts. Originally published in Icelandic in 2005. Strong language and some violence. 2007.

The Alex Crow
DB80755 8 hours 27 minutes
by Andrew Smith
read by MacLeod Andrews
The story of Ariel, a Middle Eastern refugee who lives with an adoptive family in Sunday, West Virginia, is juxtaposed with stories of a schizophrenic bomber, a failed late-nineteenth-century arctic expedition revealed through diaries, and a depressed, reincarnated, bionic crow. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Canary
DB80887 11 hours 50 minutes
by Duane Swierczynski
read by various narrators
Busted while doing a favor for her boyfriend and unwilling to betray him, nineteen-year-old honors student Sarie Holland has no choice but to become a confidential informant. She turns out to be a quick study, but an ambitious Philly narcotics cop leaves Sarie hunted by crooked cops and killers alike. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Cuba Straits
DB80889 8 hours 45 minutes
by Randy Wayne White
read by George Guidall
General Juan Garcia, Doc Ford’s old friend, not only smuggles Cuban baseball players into the U.S.—he also buys historical treasures for pennies on the dollar. But after he obtains a collection of letters written by Fidel Castro between 1960 and 1962 to a secret girlfriend, Garcia disappears. Doc Ford investigates. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Naked Greed
DB81838 7 hours 49 minutes
by Stuart Woods
read by Tony Roberts
When Stone Barrington witnesses a tricky situation underway, he jumps in to lend a hand—a favor that leads to a mutually beneficial business deal. But in the ruthless corporate world, no good deed goes unpunished, and Stone soon finds himself the target of a ragtag group of criminal toughs. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

War Stories

The Alphabet House
DB80633 15 hours 39 minutes
by Jussi Adler-Olsen
read by Graeme Malcolm
Germany, World War II. Two English pilots are shot down and crash land behind enemy lines. They ditch their clothing and pose as German soldiers, feigning unconsciousness. But their act is too convincing and they are transferred to Alphabet House, a mental hospital for those damaged by war. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Tin Men
DB81918 11 hours 20 minutes
by Christopher Golden
read by Stephen Mendel
Wars are fought by the Remote Infantry Corps, thousands of robots remote-piloted by soldiers whose bodies lie hidden in underground bases. An attack shorts out the connections, however, trapping the men inside their fighters. As chaos descends, they must decide whether to prioritize the mission or survival. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Blue Stars
DB81156 12 hours 34 minutes
by Emily Gray Tedrowe
read by Kristin Allison
Ellen’s legal ward, Michael, enlists in the war, while proud army wife Lacey struggles to pay the bills and raise her son as her husband is deployed. When both men are injured, the women bond during their time at the hospital and learn to cope. Strong language. 2015.

Westerns

Wanted: Sam Bass
DB81482 6 hours 30 minutes
by Paul Colt
read by Robert Sams
In late 1870s Texas, crafty bounty hunter Briscoe Cane resolves to hunt down Sam Bass, an outlaw who commits high-stakes stage and train robberies. Cane matches wits with agent Beau Longstreet, who also hopes to bring down Bass. Some violence. 2015.

Preacher’s Slaughter: The First Mountain Man, Book 21
DB81228 8 hours 15 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by John Polk
Preacher is on board a riverboat carrying fur traders, a senator, and Prussian royalty. Because the nation’s fate depends on the passengers’ safety, he must fight off river pirates, Indians, and beautiful women. Sequel to Preacher’s Blood Hunt (DB 79757). Violence and strong language. 2015.

Paradise Sky
DB82034 14 hours 9 minutes
by Joe R. Lansdale
read by Brad Sanders
Willie, an African American cowboy, flees his farm after his father is murdered. After a mentor teaches him a variety of skills, he makes a new life as a buffalo soldier, calling himself Nat Love. When his woman is attacked, however, he faces a final, deadly showdown. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Adult Nonfiction

Adventure

Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship
DB81865 8 hours 25 minutes
by Robert Kurson
read by Ray Porter
Author of Shadow Divers (DB 58650) chronicles the story of John Chatterton (born 1951) and John Mattera (born 1962) and their search for the Golden Fleece, a pirate ship sunk off the coast of the Dominican Republic in the 1680s. Discusses challenges faced until the ship’s 2008 discovery. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Animals and Wildlife

Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, SeaWorld, and the Truth beyond Blackfish
DB81120 8 hours 20 minutes
by John Hargrove and Howard Chua-Eoan
read by John Hargrove
Hargrove, a former orca trainer at SeaWorld, and journalist Chua-Eoan profile Hargrove’s career development, from his early childhood fascination with whales to the point where he quit in 2012 to campaign against the mistreatment of the animals by his former employer. Expands on the 2013 documentary Blackfish. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Saving Simon: How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of Compassion
DB81438 7 hours 11 minutes
by Jon Katz
read by Bill Wallace
Bestselling author Katz owns a farm in upstate New York, and when an abandoned donkey was rescued near his home, animal control asked if he would take the abused animal. Katz nursed the donkey, named Simon, back to health, learning lessons of compassion along the way. 2014.

Why Did the Chicken Cross the World? The Epic Saga of the Bird That Powers Civilization
DB80926 12 hours 42 minutes
by Andrew Lawler
read by Kerry Dukin
Journalist examines the history of the chicken around the world. Discusses its origins in southeast Asia, its use in religious and sporting events, its global diffusion, its use in scientific research beginning in the 1800s, and its rise to being the predominant protein source in the twentieth century. 2014.

H Is for Hawk
DB81386 10 hours 42 minutes
by Helen Macdonald
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Cambridge lecturer describes the year she spent training a goshawk, a decision she came to after the sudden death of her father in 2007. Discusses the field of falconry, which her father avidly practiced, the grieving process, and author T.H. White’s book The Goshawk (DB 42687). Bestseller. 2014.

Arts

Dark Mirror: The Medieval Origins of Anti-Jewish Iconography
DB80789 10 hours 18 minutes
by Sara Lipton
read by Ken Kliban
Professor of history investigates the representation of Jews in high medieval art, showing the evolution of powerful Christian symbols that would influence perceptions of Judaism into modern times. Violence. 2014.

The Book of Joan
DB81764 5 hours 35 minutes
by Melissa Rivers
read by Melissa Rivers
The daughter of comedian Joan Rivers pulls together some of her favorite anecdotes, advice, and personal stories of her often outrageous mother, resulting in a memoir of their relationship. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Elsa Schiaparelli
DB80269 13 hours 48 minutes
by Meryle Secrest
read by Kerry Dukin
Biography of fashion designer Schiaparelli (1890–1973). Details her childhood in Italy as the daughter of an aristocratic and intellectual family, her personal and professional relationships, the development of her fashion career between World Wars I and II, and her legacy. 2014.

Biography

There Was a Country
DB81490 9 hours 20 minutes
by Chinua Achebe
read by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Novelist Chinua Achebe has described the Nigerian Civil War, also called the Biafran War, as the defining experience of his life. Already a renowned author, Achebe took the Biafran side in the conflict and served as an ambassador. He relates the horrors he witnessed and experienced. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

The Black Russian
DB80379 10 hours 41 minutes
by Vladimir Alexandrov
read by Michael Scherer
Yale professor details the life of Frederick Bruce Thomas (1872–1928), who was born to former slaves in Mississippi, immigrated to Russia, and built and lost fortunes. Details his early life in the United States, his travels around Europe, and the businesses he built before dying penniless in Turkey. 2013.

The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered
DB80710 14 hours 8 minutes
by Laura Auricchio
read by Barry Bernson
Historian profiles Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (1757–1834), the French aristocrat and soldier who fought for the United States in the Revolutionary War. Describes his childhood in rural France, explains what led him to volunteer in America, and relates his later exploits during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Era. 2014.

The Creation of Anne Boleyn: A New Look at England’s Most Notorious Queen
DB80640 12 hours 3 minutes
by Susan Bordo
read by Barbara Rosenblat
A look at the life of Anne Boleyn, as well as her appeal to the public after her death. Bordo examines the aspects of her life (and death) that make her such a compelling figure and provides a detailed look at the real person behind the myths. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Reagan: The Life
DB81806 31 hours 43 minutes
by H.W. Brands
read by Stephen Hoye
Historian H.W. Brands works to establish Ronald Reagan as one of two great presidents of the twentieth century (alongside Franklin Roosevelt). Recounts Reagan’s early career as an entertainer, before he jumped into politics as California governor and rose to become president of the United States. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Laughing at My Nightmare
DB81567 6 hours 18 minutes
by Shane Burcaw
read by Alec Volz
Burcaw describes the challenges he faces as a twenty-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy—from awkward handshakes to trying to find a girlfriend, and everything in between. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Abraham Lincoln: A Life; Volume Two
DB79551 59 hours 6 minutes
by Michael Burlingame
read by Kerry Dukin
Details the life of sixteenth president of the United States Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865). This second volume covers Lincoln’s presidency and the trials of the Civil War. Details the crisis at Fort Sumter and the relentless office seekers who plagued Lincoln. Also examines his private life and final days. 2008.

An Unlikely Prince: The Life and Times of Machiavelli
DB80642 12 hours 15 minutes
by Niccolò Capponi
read by Stephen Hoye
Capponi provides a complex portrait of Machiavelli, including his work as a diplomat and politician. He explores the contradictory nature of Machiavelli’s behavior versus his most famous writings, and the ways in which his vision of the world was ultimately limited by his provincial outlook. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

Her Brilliant Career: Ten Extraordinary Women of the Fifties
DB80748 10 hours 54 minutes
by Rachel Cooke
read by Mary Kane
Profiles of ten women from the 1950s whose careers and complicated private lives helped to create the opportunities available to future generations. The careers of the women examined include a film director, a cook, an architect, an editor, an archaeologist, and even a race-car driver. 2014.

Leaving before the Rains Come
DB81034 8 hours 31 minutes
by Alexandra Fuller
read by Erin Jones
Author of Cocktail Hour under the Tree of Forgetfulness (DB 73930) recounts meeting her future husband—an American—marrying, moving to Wyoming, having children, and the eventual unraveling of her marriage nearly twenty years later. Fuller muses on her African and American living experiences. Bestseller. 2015.

Augustus: First Emperor of Rome
DB80698 19 hours 23 minutes
by Adrian Goldsworthy
read by Bruce Huntey
Augustus began his career as a teenage warlord whose only claim to power was as heir of the murdered Julius Caesar, but in the coming years he outmaneuvered his rivals to eventually create the Principate in Rome. Historian Adrian Goldsworthy attempts to pin down the man behind the myths. 2014.

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League
DB80277 16 hours 14 minutes
by Jeff Hobbs
read by John Polk
Biography of Robert Peace (1980–2011), a talented young African American man who escaped inner-city Newark for molecular biophysics and biochemistry studies at Yale University. Examines how Peace succumbed to the dangers of the streets when he returned home to teach at his former Catholic high school. Strong language and some violence. 2014.

Our Auntie Rosa: The Family of Rosa Parks Remembers Her Life and Lessons
DB81129 4 hours 29 minutes
by Sheila McCauley Keys
read by Bob Moore
Many know of the role Rosa Parks played in the civil rights movement, but much less is known about her life outside that work. Keys presents a picture of Parks on a more personal level. Members of her family provide personal remembrances, reflections, photos, and letters paying tribute to Parks. 2015.

Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea’s Elite
DB80675 8 hours 37 minutes
by Suki Kim
read by Janet Song
In 2011, Suki Kim traveled to North Korea’s all-male Pyongyang University of Science and Technology to teach English. She recounts the six months she spent living with and teaching her students, and provides a rare look at life in North Korea and the mentality of its privileged youth. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Whitey: The Life of America’s Most Notorious Mob Boss
DB80745 19 hours 27 minutes
by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill
read by Bill Burton
An account of the life of Boston mob boss James J. “Whitey” Bulger, which draws on a great deal of previously classified material. Included are the events of his childhood in 1940s Southie, his imprisonment in Alcatraz, his pact with the FBI in the 1970s, and his years of hiding in California. Some violence. 2013.

Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye: A Journey
DB81169 11 hours 39 minutes
by Marie Mutsuki Mockett
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Mockett’s family owns a Buddhist temple near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. After the 2011 disaster at the plant, her family was unable to bury her grandfather due to radiation levels. Grieving, Mockett journeyed into the radiation zone and investigated death-centered rituals in Japan. 2015.

And the Good News Is . . . : Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side
DB81837 7 hours 33 minutes
by Dana Perino
read by Orlagh Cassidy
Dana Perino traces her years as a presidential press secretary and her journey through politics, the White House, and television. Perino advocates allowing one’s best personality traits to shine, which she identifies for herself as knowing what to say and how best to say it. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca: American Trailblazer
DB80662 14 hours 26 minutes
by Robin Varnum
read by Jeremy Edwinn Gage
Considers the life of influential Spanish explorer Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (1490–1559), who traversed over 2,500 miles across the American southwest and was later governor of the Río de la Plata province in South America. Some violence. 2014.

Rasputin: A Short Life
DB80724 5 hours 57 minutes
by Frances Welch
read by Bill Wallace
The story of nineteenth-century Russian icon Grigory Rasputin. The chronicle begins with his roots as a Siberian peasant who would later become a mystic and court sage, gaining almost hallowed status in the imperial court as he became a close friend to the tsar and his family. 2014.

Business and Economics

How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery
DB81919 10 hours 50 minutes
by Kevin Ashton
read by Kevin Ashton
Ashton, one of the creators of the RFID standard, examines the history of creativity and contemplates what does and does not constitute creativity. He discusses Edmond Albius the former slave who discovered how to cultivate vanilla, rock band Fleetwood Mac, and the Wright brothers, among others. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Great Beanie Baby Bubble: Mass Delusion and the Dark Side of Cute
DB81011 8 hours 38 minutes
by Zac Bissonnette
read by P.J. Ochlan
Examination of the rise, development, and fall of the Beanie Baby craze of the 1990s. Profiles the founder of the company, Ty Warner, who left an acting career to create toys. Dissects a huge collector market, aided by the advent of e-Bay, and the market’s slide into obscurity. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace
DB80809 10 hours 17 minutes
by Ron Friedman
read by John Polk
Psychologist Ron Friedman examines research in the fields of motivation, creativity, behavioral economics, neuroscience, and management to explore techniques to promote smarter thinking, greater innovation, and stronger performance at work. Provides a number of stories intended to offer revelations on achieving workplace excellence. 2014.

Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World
DB82017 12 hours 8 minutes
by Stanley A. McChrystal and others
read by Paul Michael
Retired United States Army General McChrystal, who last served as the commander of the U.S. forces in Afghanistan, details the lessons he learned as leader of the Joint Special Operations Command. He discusses the ways to unite teams to achieve a common goal. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2015.

Dealing with China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower
DB81822 18 hours 33 minutes
by Henry M. Paulson
read by Kevin Stillwell
Former U.S. Treasury secretary shares his observations about the future of China’s state-controlled capitalism, drawing on his experiences in helping to open China to private enterprise, in developing the Strategic Economic Dialogue, and in negotiating with China on economic reform. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Coined: The Rich Life of Money and How Its History Has Shaped Us
DB81180 11 hours 10 minutes
by Kabir Sehgal
read by Kevin Stillwell
Investment banker Sehgal examines the history of money and interweaves it with a philosophical discussion of just what money is. Looks at the role of money in religious and ethical constructs and in biological and cultural systems, and explores the ways it operates in a digitized society. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Career and Job Training

The Power Playbook: Rules for Independence, Money and Success
DB81805 5 hours 38 minutes
by La La Anthony
read by various narrators
Anthony (born 1979 of Nuyorican parents) reflects on growing up in New York City, radio and television broadcasting, acting, and the business empire she has developed that includes cosmetics lines and fashion. Includes personal anecdotes to illustrate ways to succeed by acquiring and retaining power. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Cooking

The Brewer’s Tale: A History of the World according to Beer
DB80316 9 hours 34 minutes
by William Bostwick
read by Jason Culp
Beer critic investigates the history of beer, from its beginnings in the ancient cultures of Egypt and Babylonia to the home-brewing movement in the twenty-first century. Discusses the evolution of the drink and its many variations, social movements such as Prohibition, and the development of the industry. 2014.

The China Study Cookbook: Over 120 Whole Food, Plant-Based Recipes
DB80190 4 hours 48 minutes
by LeAnne Campbell
read by Erin Jones
The author—sister and daughter of the authors of The China Study (DB 80066)—created this companion cookbook of recipes that use no animal products, no added fat, little or no added salt, and only a judicious amount of sweetening agents. Includes entrees, breads and muffins, breakfast dishes, soups, appetizers, and more. 2013.

Best Food Writing 2014
DB81182 15 hours 55 minutes
edited by Holly Hughes
read by Patrick Downer
Fifty essays previously published in magazines and journals like Saveur and Lucky Peach, newspapers like the Washington Post and the New York Times, and blogs about food and cooking. In “The Science of the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies” J. Kenji López-Alt contemplates and experiments with the iconic treat. 2014.

Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat
DB80612 12 hours 57 minutes
by Bee Wilson
read by Nicola Daval
Historian examines culinary arts from across the world through the lens of the everyday objects used in the preparation and consumption of food. Discusses various classes of objects with a focus on a particular example, such as pots and pans with the rice cooker. 2012.

Crime

Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland
DB81802 12 hours 22 minutes
by Amanda Berry and others
read by various narrators
Drawing upon their recollections and diaries, two of the three victims of Cleveland school-bus driver Ariel Castro share the story of their abductions, their decade in captivity, and their dramatic 2013 rescue. Washington Post reporters Jordan and Sullivan interweave these events with the search efforts. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable, and What We Can Do about It
DB80890 20 hours 10 minutes
by Marc Goodman
read by various narrators
Goodman, a futurist for the FBI and cybercrime consultant, describes the state of computer systems and security in the early twenty-first century, also looking at everyday, seemingly non-computerized items such as cars and homes. Details ways people can protect themselves from crimes committed through computers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

A Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention
DB80365 14 hours 49 minutes
by Matt Richtel
read by Richard Davidson
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines one texting-while-driving case while also delving into the science of attention and distraction. In 2006, nineteen-year-old Mormon Reggie Shaw swerved over the line while texting, clipped a car, and caused the death of two men. He went on to be an advocate for strict texting laws. 2014.

Foxcatcher: The True Story of My Brother’s Murder, John du Pont’s Madness, and the Quest for Olympic Gold
DB81082 7 hours 34 minutes
by Mark Schultz and David Thomas
read by Stephen Mendel
Champion wrestler Schultz’s account of the murder of his brother by John du Pont, heir to wealth and privilege. Mark and his brother Dave trained at du Pont’s facility Foxcatcher Farms, until du Pont shot and killed Dave. The movie Foxcatcher is based on the same events. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Drama and Theater

The Viewpoints Book: A Practical Guide to Viewpoints and Composition
DB80613 8 hours 36 minutes
by Anne Bogart and Tina Landau
read by Kimberly Schraf
Theater directors Bogart and Landau explain the theory behind the acting style called Viewpoints. Describes exercises used to build an actor’s awareness of movement through space and time, how to use the philosophy in the creation of a theater ensemble, and ways writers can utilize the techniques. 2005.

Eugene O’Neill: A Life in Four Acts
DB81062 17 hours 17 minutes
by Robert M. Dowling
read by Steven Carpenter
English professor examines the life of Nobel Prize-winning playwright Eugene O’Neill (1888–1953), author of The Iceman Cometh (DB 12758). By breaking O’Neill’s life into the traditional four acts of a play, Dowling compares and contrasts O’Neill’s experiences with his plays and other works he concurrently produced. 2014.

Education

How We Learn: The Surprising Truth about When, Where, and Why It Happens
DB81137 7 hours 23 minutes
by Benedict Carey
read by Steve Kramer
Combining neuroscience and self-help, a science reporter for the New York Times examines what happens in the brain when we are learning. Looking at years of research and experimentation, he questions assumptions about the best ways to learn and shows how we can retain knowledge. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life
DB80503 9 hours 7 minutes
by William Deresiewicz
read by Alec Volz
Former Yale professor Deresiewicz, who served on the school’s admission committee, addresses the school culture in the United States, which emphasizes perfect grades and test scores. Advocates the inclusion of humanities-based classes to encourage the development of critical-thinking skills. Bestseller. 2014.

Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters
DB80517 5 hours 50 minutes
by Michael S. Roth
read by Bill Delaney
President of Wesleyan University argues for the preservation of and re-emphasis on liberal-arts education. Examines the history of the concept in the United States, from before the Revolution to the twenty-first century. Discusses such theorists as W.E.B. DuBois, Booker T. Washington, Jane Addams, and John Dewey. 2014.

Government and Politics

Believer: My Forty Years in Politics
DB81881 19 hours 5 minutes
by David Axelrod
read by David Axelrod
Political strategist David Axelrod details his forty-year career through the inner workings of democracy, including his work as the mastermind behind Barack Obama’s election campaigns. He begins with his work as a young newspaperman and subsequent shift into politics, working to elect Paul Simon as senator. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Days of Rage: America’s Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence
DB81447 22 hours 16 minutes
by Bryan Burrough
read by Ray Porter
In the time between 1968 and 1975, numerous significant terrorist acts occurred in the United States. Burrough recounts the FBI’s combat with these radical groups that advocated disruption and even the violent overthrow of the American government. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Society of the Spectacle
DB81164 7 hours 36 minutes
by Guy Debord
read by Ray Childs
A work of philosophy consisting of 221 theses exploring the degradation of life through consumerism, mass media, and commodity fetishism. Debord contends that once-authentic aspects of human existence have, in the modern age, been reduced to the representational. First published in 1967. Translated from French and annotated by Ken Knabb. 2014.

Inside ISIS: The Brutal Rise of a Terrorist Army
DB80932 6 hours 50 minutes
by Benjamin Hall
read by Chris Kayser
Journalist Benjamin Hall provides answers to basic questions regarding the terrorist organization ISIS, including its origins, theories on the keys to its success, and potential ways to stop its advance. Hall embedded himself behind enemy lines to gain firsthand experience and personal interviews. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America
DB80083 38 hours 39 minutes
by Rick Perlstein
read by Barry Bernson
Author of Before the Storm (DB 53983) traces the resurgence of the Republican party against the backdrop of shifting American mores, from 1965 to 1972. Discusses the political rehabilitation of Richard Nixon, and examines the radical impacts of the Vietnam War and social revolution. 2008.

Blackballed: The Black Vote and U.S. Democracy
DB80879 2 hours 5 minutes
by Darryl Pinckney
read by Mark Delgado
A meditation on a century and a half of participation by African Americans in U.S. electoral politics. Pinckney investigates the struggle for black voting rights from Reconstruction through the civil rights movement to Barack Obama’s two presidential campaigns. Includes the essay “What Black Means Now.” 2014.

Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War
DB80468 10 hours 35 minutes
by James Risen
read by Peter Johnson
Author of State of War (DB 61826) examines the financial cost of war and governmental waste. Discusses duplication of efforts by federal agencies, loss of aid dollars sent to war-torn countries, and the persecution of whistleblowers within the United States. 2014.

Guantánamo Diary
DB80892 14 hours 30 minutes
by Mohamedou Ould Slahi
read by Peter Ganim
Diary kept by Slahi, a prisoner at the Guantánamo Bay detainee camp since 2002. Started in 2005, the diary details his life growing up, fighting the Soviets in Afghanistan with al-Qaeda, his detention, his 2010 case to be released—ordered by a federal judge—and his continued imprisonment. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2015.

Home Management

How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature
DB81478 11 hours 31 minutes
by Scott D. Sampson
read by Jeff Allin
Based on research suggesting that experiences in nature are essential for healthy growth, Sampson discusses how adults can help kids fall in love with spending time outdoors. His methods include the use of technology, taking advantage of urban nature, and instilling a sense of place. 2015.

Humor

I Hate Myselfie
DB81479 4 hours 55 minutes
by Shane Dawson
read by Gregory Gorton
YouTube sensation Dawson documents his life online. He serves up personal history with this collection of eighteen humorous essays about his childhood, awkward adolescence, and unfulfilling employment opportunities. Strong language and descriptions of sex. 2015.

I Regret Nothing: A Memoir
DB81792 9 hours 52 minutes
by Jen Lancaster
read by Jen Lancaster
Author of Here I Go Again (DB 76442) reflects on her realization during a trip with girlfriends that she is now solidly middle-aged. Discusses improvising a bucket list of things she wants to accomplish, including running a 5K race and making a food tour through Italy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Let’s Be Less Stupid: An Attempt to Maintain My Mental Faculties
DB81923 2 hours 35 minutes
by Patricia Marx
read by Patricia Marx
Former Saturday Night Live writer humorously tackles the aging mind’s decline. From forgetting her brother-in-law’s name while he was wearing a nametag to hanging up the phone to look for her phone, Marx confesses to her memory failures and explains how she has attempted to remedy them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl
DB81242 5 hours 50 minutes
by Issa Rae
read by Mare Trevathan
Creator of the YouTube comedy series Awkward Black Girl discusses a childhood spent in Los Angeles, Senegal, and Maryland; family relationships; career ambitions; and her experience of blackness. Humorously analyzes racial, cultural, and personality stereotypes. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Journalism and the Media

It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War
DB81088 9 hours 32 minutes
by Lynsey Addario
read by Teresa Willis
Memoir by winner of the Pulitzer Prize and MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” for her work in photojournalism. Addario (born 1973) details her early life and how an off-hand present from her father led to her career. Describes ways she found recognition by capturing conflicts across the world. Violence. Bestseller. 2015.

The Dead Beat: Lost Souls, Lucky Stiffs, and the Perverse Pleasures of Obituaries
DB811161 hour 13 minutes
by Marilyn Johnson
read by Celeste Lawson
Author of Lives in Ruins (DB 80738) examines the work of newspaper obituary writers, a club of sorts to which she has belonged. Profiles fellow obituary writers, discusses the art of writing an obituary, and chronicles a number of the Great Obituary Writers’ International Conferences. 2006.

Literature

Ted and I: A Brother’s Memoir
DB80947 5 hours 38 minutes
by Gerald Hughes
read by Bill Wallace
Gerald Hughes, older brother of poet Ted Hughes (1930–1998), remembers his early life with Ted and their family in Yorkshire. Discusses their relationship, a shared love of nature, and Gerald’s immigration to Australia. Following World War II the brothers were in touch only through correspondence. Touches on Ted’s marriage to Sylvia Plath. 2012.

Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life
DB80275 20 hours 8 minutes
by Hermione Lee
read by Erin Jones
Author of Edith Wharton (DB 71610) profiles Booker Prize winner and author of The Blue Flower (DB 45885). Details Fitzgerald’s growing up in England as the granddaughter of two bishops, the start of her literary career at age 58, and the influences of personal experiences and family on her work. 2013.

Selected Letters of Norman Mailer
DB80661 39 hours 37 minutes
edited by J. Michael Lennon
read by Peter Johnson
Collection of 714 letters by Pulitzer Prize winner Mailer (1923–2007), written between the 1940s and 2000s. Includes letters to his family; fellow writers such as William Styron, Truman Capote, and Saul Bellow; and well-known figures such as Lillian Hellman, Abbie Hoffman, and Fidel Castro. 2014.

Selected Letters of Langston Hughes
DB81131 20 hours 32 minutes
edited by Arnold Rampersad and David Roessel
read by Bob Moore
Collection of letters written by poet and novelist Hughes (1902–1967) between 1921 and his death. Includes letters to his family, luminaries of art and literature including Carl Van Vechten, his long-time editor Blanche Knopf, Richard Wright, Gwendolyn Brooks, and more. Commentary from editors expands on references. Some strong language. 2015.

No Joke: Making Jewish Humor
DB80220 7 hours 1 minute
by Ruth R. Wisse
read by Mare Trevathan
Yiddish literature professor examines the history of the use of humor in Jewish culture. Examines worldwide influences, including traditions in German, Yiddish, English, Russian, and Hebrew. Positions Jewish humor in the context of popular culture in specific times and places. 2013.

Marriage and Sex

Modern Romance
DB81878 6 hours 17 minutes
by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg
read by Aziz Ansari
Actor and comedian Ansari and sociologist Klinenberg discuss their findings from a project to better understand dating in the twenty-first century. Research included focus groups across the United States, examination of online dating sites and periodical personal ads, and ways dating is portrayed in traditional and social media. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Medicine and Health

Dr. Mütter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine
DB81630 8 hours 57 minutes
by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz
read by Erik Singer
Biography of Dr. Thomas Dent Mütter (1811–1859), renowned in his lifetime for reconstructive surgery on patients with severe deformities and for the introduction of anesthesia in American surgical practice. Discusses his legacy in the work of his students and the Philadelphia medical museum named for him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

On Immunity: An Inoculation
DB80511 5 hours 52 minutes
by Eula Biss
read by Erin Jones
Author of Notes from No Man’s Land (DB 72586) uses her experiences as a pregnant woman and new mother to explore the world of immunization in the twenty-first century. Examines old wives’ tales, the history of immunization, interactions of women preparing for motherhood, and immunization in literature. 2014.

A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope
DB81762 5 hours 25 minutes
by Tom Brokaw
read by Mark Bramhall
Journalist Tom Brokaw recounts how back pain led him to the Mayo Clinic, where he learned that he had multiple myeloma, a treatable but incurable blood cancer. After his diagnosis, Brokaw grew determined to learn as much as he could about his condition and to report the story. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Slow Dancing with a Stranger: Lost and Found in the Age of Alzheimer’s
DB80396 5 hours 50 minutes
by Meryl Comer
read by Jill Fox
Television journalist describes the journey she and her husband, NIH doctor Harvey Gralnick, have endured for the two decades since he first started to show signs of early-onset Alzheimer’s at the age of fifty-one. 2014.

The Brain’s Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity
DB81613 14 hours 33 minutes
by Norman Doidge
read by various narrators
Psychiatrist author of The Brain That Changes Itself (DB 66329) continues his description of how the brain can change its own structure and function in response to natural, non-invasive avenues. These include light, sound, vibration, and movement, which awaken the brain’s own healing capacities without producing unpleasant side effects. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Things I’ve Learned from Dying: A Book about Life
DB81633 7 hours 24 minutes
by David R. Dow
read by David R. Dow
Attorney weaves his work defending inmates on death row into his own family experiences with dying, giving voice to the anguish all people face—as parents, as children, as partners, as friends—when loved ones die tragically and far too soon. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Eat, Drink, and Be Wary: How Unsafe Is Our Food?
DB81417 8 hours 28 minutes
by Charles M. Duncan
read by Gregory Gorton
Duncan examines the dangers in food production, transportation, storage, and preparation that may result in preventable illness and death. The author also includes a broad examination of problems and potential solutions in food safety practices, inspections, and enforcement. 2015.

Aging Backwards: Reverse the Aging Process and Look Ten Years Younger in Thirty Minutes a Day
DB80842 6 hours 31 minutes
by Miranda Esmonde-White
read by Kristin Allison
Known for her long-running public television fitness show Classical Stretch, former professional ballet dancer Esmonde-White presents the technique she developed called Essentrics—routines that work each of the body’s 620 muscles. She explains how this differs from other types of exercising and how it prevents muscle atrophy. 2014.

No Excuses Fitness: The 30-Day Plan to Tone Your Body and Supercharge Your Health
DB81138 4 hours 47 minutes
by Donovan Green
read by Adetokumboh M’Cormack
Dr. Oz’s personal trainer, Donovan Green, delivers a month-long fitness program focusing on exercise, diet, and attitude. Designed to help participants lose ten pounds, his suggestions include recipes, workouts that can be done anywhere with minimal equipment, and daily tips for staying focused and handling plateaus. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

It Starts with Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways
DB80545 10 hours 48 minutes
by Dallas Hartwig and Melissa Hartwig
read by Abigail Maupin
Husband-and-wife sports nutritionists present their month-long nutritional reset, using a diet of nutrient-dense meat, fruit, and vegetables, and eliminating added sugars, alcohol, grains, legumes, and dairy products. Includes testimonials, a shopping guide, a meal-planning template, and recipes. 2012.

Moody Bitches: The Truth about the Drugs You’re Taking, The Sleep You’re Missing, The Sex You’re Not Having, and What’s Really Making You Crazy
DB81013 12 hours 18 minutes
by Julie Holland
read by Cassandra Campbell
Believing that moods are not a problem to be fixed, but are instead a finely tuned feedback system, Dr. Holland offers female readers a guide to their bodies and their moodiness that includes insider information about the pros and cons of the drugs being offered. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery
DB80933 12 hours 40 minutes
by Sam Kean
read by Henry Leyva
Author of The Disappearing Spoon (DB 72176) chronicles the history of brain research, including stories about King Henry II of France, a man who survived with a spike through his skull, and yet another man who died after receiving a small bump to the head. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Girl in the Dark: A Memoir
DB81009 7 hours 7 minutes
by Anna Lyndsey
read by Hannah Curtis
A young woman writes of a light sensitivity that has forced her to live in darkness. She describes how the first symptom—her face burning from the computer screen—progressed to her entire body’s intolerance of fluorescent light and sunlight. Audiobooks, word games, occasional relative remissions, and the man she loves make it bearable. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Inheritance: How Our Genes Change Our Lives—and Our Lives Change Our Genes
DB81632 6 hours 45 minutes
by Sharon Moalem
read by Sharon Moalem
Award-winning physician demonstrates that the human genome is far more fluid and fascinating than ever imagined and discusses what rare genetic conditions can teach about health and well-being. Explains the impact of people’s lives on their genes, and their genes on their lives. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The FastDiet: Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, and Live Longer with the Simple Secret of Intermittent Fasting
DB80807 5 hours 41 minutes
by Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer
read by Mike Stefanelli
British physician-turned-health-journalist Mosley and health writer Spencer suggest a practice of restricting calories two days each week and eating normally the other five. Explains the health benefits of this method and provides meal suggestions for maintaining the five-hundred-calorie limit for women and six-hundred-calorie limit for men during the fasting days. 2014.

Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain—for Life
DB81615 9 hours 8 minutes
by David Perlmutter
read by Peter Ganim
Neurologist author of Grain Brain (DB 78601) explains the potent interplay between intestinal microbes and the brain. He describes how the microbiome develops from birth and evolves based on lifestyle choices. Includes dietary recommendations and a six-step program to improve gut ecology and brain health potential. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Allergy Book: Solving Your Family’s Nasal Allergies, Asthma, Food Sensitivities, and Related Health and Behavioral Problems
DB81614 10 hours 39 minutes
by Robert Sears and William Sears
read by Fleet Cooper
Pediatricians’ guide to treating and preventing the most common ailments that cause children to miss school and parents to miss work—nasal allergies, asthma, food allergies and intolerances, and more. Explains how, if left untreated or unresolved, these can lead to chronic asthma, eczema, inflammatory bowel disease, and neurological disorders. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep? A Neuroscientific View of the Zombie Brain
DB81311 8 hours 40 minutes
by Timothy Verstynen and Bradley Voytek
read by Kurt Elftmann
Through the lens of the popular-culture phenomenon of zombies, psychologist Verstynen and cognitive scientist Voytek examine how the brain works. Discusses real-life accounts of zombies, physiology, sensory perception, cognition, and how the science behind them will help those not affected survive the coming zombie apocalypse. 2014.

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
DB80482 16 hours 34 minutes
by Bessel A. van der Kolk
read by Bob Moore
Psychiatrist details research into the long-term impacts of traumatic events and situations, including war, sexual and family violence, and societal abandonment of communities. Explains how the brain rewires itself to accommodate trauma recovery. Discusses traditional and holistic therapies, such as the practice of yoga. 2014.

Music

Girl in a Band
DB81186 7 hours 30 minutes
by Kim Gordon
read by Mary Kane
Kim Gordon, guitarist and vocalist for the seminal post-punk rock band Sonic Youth, reflects on her life in music and art. She candidly discusses the challenge of being a woman in a rock band and the painful breakup of her twenty-seven-year marriage to bandmate Thurston Moore. Some strong language. 2015.

Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words
DB80538 8 hours 26 minutes
by Malka Marom
read by Mary Kane
Canadian folk singer and journalist Marom uses four decades of interviews and personal conversations with Grammy Award winner Mitchell to illustrate Mitchell’s creative process. Discusses the influences of Mitchell’s childhood in western Canada, personal relationships, other artistic endeavors, and the changing music industry. Bestseller. 2014.

It’s a Long Story: My Life
DB81617 9 hours 35 minutes
by Willie Nelson
read by Christopher Ryan Grant
Following up on his previous memoir, Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die (DB 75901), country music icon Nelson shares stories of his personal life and work, including the writing of some of his famous songs. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone
DB80918 16 hours 6 minutes
by Marky Ramone
read by Andy Pyle
After 1978, ferocious drummer Marc Bell would forever be known as Marky Ramone. He tells his own story, from his early days in bands to the years partying, drinking, and playing with one of the most dysfunctional families in punk. Strong language. 2015.

Nature and the Environment

The Violinist’s Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code
DB81006 12 hours 38 minutes
by Sam Kean
read by Henry Leyva
Author of The Disappearing Spoon (DB 72176) examines the ways genetics have influenced both our evolution and the skills humans develop. Also profiles those who have led genetic research, including Charles Darwin, Gregor Mendel, and James Watson. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Poetry

Love Poems
DB804261 hour 56 minutes
by Bertolt Brecht
read by Brian Hemmingsen
Collection of poetry focusing on expressions of infatuation, love, and lust, by the cocreator of The Threepenny Opera. “The Actress in Exile” is a paean to Brecht’s then wife during World War II. Translated from the original German, and written between 1918 and 1955. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Poems
DB80519 8 hours 2 minutes
by Ralph Waldo Emerson
read by Michael Russotto
Collection of poetry by Emerson (1803–1882), known for his involvement in the Transcendentalist movement. Explores themes of individualism, freedom, and nature. “Seashore” is a paean to the beauty he finds where water meets land. Poems had been previously published throughout Emerson’s life. 1882.

Brain Fever
DB806001 hour 17 minutes
by Kimiko Hahn
read by Kristin Allison
While this collection of poems is primarily rooted in meditations on contemporary neuroscience, Hahn also integrates ancient Japanese aesthetics and observations from her life to explore topics such as the mind, dreams, memory, and the nature of time itself. 2014.

Gabriel: A Poem
DB81044 2 hours 0 minutes
by Edward Hirsch
read by Jim Zeiger
Author of How to Read a Poem (DB 48477) reflects on the life of his son Gabriel, who died at twenty-two from a drug overdose. Explores the feelings of joy, frustration, and pride while raising the child, and devastating grief at his early death. ALA Notable Book. 2014.

I Knead My Mommy: And Other Poems by Kittens
DB80068 0 hours 39 minutes
by Francesco Marciuliano
read by Christopher Walker
Collection of poems exploring the world experienced by kittens. In the title poem, a kitten wanders around the house, looking for its mommy. “What Will I Be?” is a kitten’s inquiry about its prospects to an older household companion. Bestseller. 2014.

Psychology and Self-Help

Driven to Distraction at Work: How to Focus and Be More Productive
DB81205 8 hours 6 minutes
by Edward M. Hallowell
read by Gregory Gorton
In this companion to Driven to Distraction (DB 43288), ADHD expert Hallowell looks at how people can become more focused and productive in the workplace. He identifies the most common distractions at work and gives advice for training your attention. 2015.

Act like a Success, Think like a Success: Discovering Your Gift and the Way to Life’s Riches
DB80480 4 hours 1 minute
by Steve Harvey
read by Bob Moore
Comedian, talk show host, and author of Straight Talk, No Chaser (DB 72505) offers suggestions and exercises to identify unique personal gifts and parlay them into greater success and fulfillment. Uses stories and anecdotes to illustrate the principles discussed. Bestseller. 2014.

Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy
DB81391 5 hours 40 minutes
by Donald Miller
read by Bill Wallace
According to Miller, we are all performers, putting up a constructed persona to impress others and to avoid true intimacy. Using his own life and relationship experiences, he coaches others to let go of playing a role and connect with people more honestly. 2014.

Better than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives
DB81121 9 hours 10 minutes
by Gretchen Rubin
read by Gretchen Rubin
Author of The Happiness Project (DB 70275) maintains that the habits we develop can be the key to happiness and productivity. She discusses how to set good habits and change those that are not beneficial. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Success through Stillness: Meditation Made Simple
DB80435 5 hours 32 minutes
by Russell Simmons
read by Andy Pyle
Entrepreneur and author of Do You! (DB 65065), who believes the most fundamental key to success is meditation, explains how to use stillness as a powerful tool to access potential. Illustrates the connection between inner peace and outward success through interviews with successful leaders in various industries. 2014.

If You Feel Too Much
DB81832 3 hours 34 minutes
by Jamie Tworkowski
read by Jamie Tworkowski
In 2006, the author wrote an essay online that went viral about a friend’s struggle with drug addiction and depression. It led to his starting a suicide-prevention organization called To Write Love on Her Arms. This collection of essays offers encouragement to those suffering from depression. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek
DB81139 6 hours 46 minutes
by Maya Van Wagenen
read by various narrators
Teen author reflects on her unique social experiment: spend her eighth grade year following a 1950s popularity guide, written by former teen model Betty Cornell. Provides real-life results and an assessment of what it means to be popular. Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2014.

Religion

The Lives of Muhammad
DB80871 10 hours 47 minutes
by Kecia Ali
read by Jill Fox
Religion professor details the many ways Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam, has been depicted by both Muslims and non-Muslims since his death in the seventh century A.D., especially during the nineteenth century and later. Examines Muhammad’s life, his teachings, his relationship with his wives—particularly Aisha—and scholars of his life. 2014.

Hiding in the Light: Why I Risked Everything to Leave Islam and Follow Jesus
DB81793 7 hours 24 minutes
by Rifqa Bary
read by Rifqa Bary
Bary, whose parents brought her to the US from Sri Lanka for medical treatment of blindness in one eye, describes her faith journey from Islam to Christianity. Discusses conflict with her family that resulted in her leaving home at the age of sixteen and a court case. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Isis Unveiled: Secrets of the Ancient Wisdom Tradition; Madame Blavatsky’s First Book
DB80404 10 hours 30 minutes
by Helena P. Blavatsky
read by Mark Ashby
Abridgement of Blavatsky’s original 1877 publication, in which she discusses interconnections between Judeo-Christian teachings, other religious traditions—including those from Ancient Egypt and India—and science. 1997.

Silence: The Power of Quiet in a World Full of Noise
DB80777 3 hours 55 minutes
by Thich Nhat Hanh
read by Erik Sandvold
Hanh presents his guide to developing what he deems the most powerful inner resource—silence—to find happiness, purpose, and peace. Includes exercises such as careful breathing and mindfulness techniques. Hanh’s stated aims include helping readers to become truly present in the moment, to recognize the beauty around, and to find harmony. 2015.

Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality without Religion
DB80278 7 hours 15 minutes
by Sam Harris
read by Lou Harpenau
Neuroscientist and author of The End of Faith (DB 62053) reflects on the search for spirituality outside of religion and shares his own experiences. Discusses consciousness, the concept of self, meditation, and the use of gurus, drugs, and mysticism in the quest for enlightenment. 2014.

Living Courageously: You Can Face Anything, Just Do It Afraid
DB81079 8 hours 29 minutes
by Joyce Meyer
read by Jodi Carlisle
Author of God Is Not Mad at You (DB 78167) and Making Good Habits, Breaking Bad Habits (DB 76697) argues that the best way to overcome fear is to embrace it. Uses passages from Christian scripture to illustrate points. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

You Can, You Will: Eight Undeniable Qualities of a Winner
DB81051 4 hours 30 minutes
by Joel Osteen
read by Bill Wallace
Television pastor and author of Break Out! (DB 77664) enumerates eight principles he believes are the hallmarks of winners. Discusses having the creative vision to dream big, being able to focus on your goals, maintaining a positive mindset, expecting the best of yourself, and more. Bestseller. 2014.

Be the Message: Taking Your Faith beyond Words to a Life of Action
DB80615 6 hours 8 minutes
by Kerry Shook and Chris Shook
read by Gregory Gorton
The authors present their views on applying the Christian gospel in intention and action as well as words and sermons. Biblical context is provided for the authors’ message, as well as examples of how this approach has affected both their faith and their daily lives. Bestseller. 2014.

America’s Pastor: Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation
DB80869 16 hours 18 minutes
by Grant Wacker
read by Jack Fox
Biography of evangelical Christian leader and preacher Billy Graham (born 1918). Discusses his callings to God, influences upon his religious formation, his impact on American religious and secular culture, and his leadership within the evangelical movement of the twentieth century. 2014.

Science and Technology

The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution
DB80265 11 hours 7 minutes
by Jonathan Eig
read by Teresa Willis
Profiles four activists—organizer Margaret Sanger (1879–1966), biologist and philanthropist Katharine McCormick (1875–1967), researcher Gregory Pincus (1903–1967), and doctor John Rock (1890–1984)—responsible for the development and introduction of the first approved birth-control pill. Details their relationships and how they brought the pill to market. 2014.

Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen
DB80930 21 hours 37 minutes
by Jane Hawking
read by Kerry Dukin
Memoir of physicist Stephen Hawking’s ex-wife on their life together. Describes how they met, their marriage, his diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), his research, and the eventual dissolution of their marriage and subsequent reconciliation. Source material for Oscar-nominated 2014 movie The Theory of Everything. 2007.

The Science of Interstellar
DB80621 9 hours 10 minutes
by Kip Thorne
read by Mark Ashby
Theoretical physicist Kip Thorne, scientific advisor for Christopher Nolan’s film Interstellar, guides readers through the science at work throughout the movie. Chapters provide context for each of the film’s scientific concepts, in addition to explaining the theory and mechanics of such subjects as wormholes, planet dynamics, and quantum gravity. 2014.

Social Sciences

Twisted: My Dreadlock Chronicles
DB82006 8 hours 40 minutes
by Bert Ashe
read by Mirron Willis
English professor explores the personal and cultural impact of dreadlocks, particularly for black men. Ashe examines the history of dreadlocks, their connection to Rastafarianism, and noted wearers of the hairstyle. He details his personal journey to choosing the hairstyle for himself and the reactions from family and colleagues. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights
DB81767 3 hours 8 minutes
by Ann Bausum
read by various narrators
Recounts the events of the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City, which started in response to a police raid of a gay bar. Describes the decades-long struggle for gay rights in the United States. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Red: A History of the Redhead
DB81870 6 hours 35 minutes
by Jacky Colliss Harvey
read by Jacky Colliss Harvey
The author, a redhead herself, examines the social history of redheads across the world and the scientific research into their origins. Discusses stereotypes regarding the hair color, cultural representations, and famous redheads, including Elizabeth I and Lucille Ball—not a natural redhead. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory
DB80041 9 hours 37 minutes
by Caitlin Doughty
read by Dawn Ursula
Mortician and star of the online video series “Ask a Mortician” recounts her entry into the field as a twenty-something degree holder in medieval history and ruminates on the state of the social acceptance of death in twenty-first century America. Advocates increased responsibility in managing personal death rites. 2014.

The Porcelain Thief: Searching the Middle Kingdom for Buried China
DB81140 11 hours 37 minutes
by Huan Hsu
read by Huan Hsu
Journalist Hsu chronicles his trip to China to search out family treasure buried by his great-great-grandfather in 1938, when the Japanese invaded. Discusses Chinese history, ancient porcelain, and coming to grips with linguistic and cultural heritage as a Chinese American who grew up in the United States. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

This Book Is Overdue: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All
DB81214 9 hours 34 minutes
by Marilyn Johnson
read by Margaret Strom
Author of The Dead Beat (DB 81116) and Lives in Ruins (DB 80738) explores the careers of librarians and other information professionals. Discusses professional realities, stereotypes, and popular culture representations, and profiles librarians working in a variety of roles. 2010.

Men: Notes from an Ongoing Investigation
DB80715 7 hours 16 minutes
by Laura Kipnis
read by Celeste Lawson
Collection of fourteen essays from Northwestern University filmmaking professor examining archetypes of masculinity in twenty-first-century American culture. Discusses how those archetypes interact with women, and how women perceive and praise or censure them. Speculates about the development of the archetypes. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town
DB81250 11 hours 53 minutes
by Jon Krakauer
read by various narrators
Krakauer investigates the epidemic of acquaintance rape on college campuses, chronicling the experiences of women at Montana State University. Documents their assaults, fear and self-doubt in the aftermath, treatment by police and attorneys, public vilification and private anguish, and bravery in coming forward—and its cost. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

No Man’s Land: Preparing for War and Peace in Post-9/11 America
DB80274 9 hours 53 minutes
by Elizabeth D. Samet
read by Kerry Dukin
West Point civilian English professor and author of Soldier’s Heart (DB 65746) reflects on teaching at a time when military efforts are being dialed back as a move toward peace. Attempts to address issues her students will face after returning from war. Includes selected list of books and films. 2014.

Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety
DB80841 20 hours 35 minutes
by Eric Schlosser
read by Scott Brick
Investigative journalist probes management of the United States nuclear arsenal, skeptically evaluating claims of safety against the realities of human fallibility and complex systems. The detailed account of a narrowly averted catastrophe in rural Arkansas in 1980 is used as a lens through which risk is examined. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Breaking Free: True Stories of Girls Who Escaped Modern Slavery
DB80518 5 hours 0 minutes
by Abby Sher
read by Laura Godfrey Dunlop
Profiles of three girls who claim to have been subjected to human sex trafficking: Somaly Mam, Minh Dang, and Maria Suarez. Discusses their experiences and how they escaped. Includes resources for learning more about how sex trafficking happens and ways to fight it. Violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Culture Crash: The Killing of the Creative Class
DB81115 9 hours 17 minutes
by Scott Timberg
read by Bill Delaney
Journalist examines the effects of pervasive digital technology and attendant economic developments on the arts in the twenty-first century. Laments the decline of vibrant local cultural scenes. Discusses negative consequences for the creation of art in the first place, the disappearance of physical spaces that foster creativity, and future prospects. 2015.

El Lector: A History of the Cigar Factory Reader
DB81248 13 hours 2 minutes
by Araceli Tinajero
read by Ken Kliban
Details the nineteenth-century custom among Cuban cigar workers of having a designated “lector” (reader) narrate books, newspapers, and political tracts aloud in the workplace. Across the Americas, the lector transformed repetitive artisanal labor by informing and educating generations of workers. Translated from the Spanish. 2010.

The Social Climber’s Bible: A Book of Manners, Practical Tips, and Spiritual Advice for the Upwardly Mobile
DB80714 8 hours 34 minutes
by Dirk Wittenborn and Jazz Johnson
read by Laura Godfrey Dunlop
Wittenborn, author and producer of the Emmy-nominated documentary Born Rich, and his niece Johnson, an heir to the Johnson & Johnson fortune, humorously detail situations and appropriate responses for those who are aspiring to move up in the social strata. 2014.

Sports and Recreation

Boy on Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard
DB80266 10 hours 53 minutes
by John Branch
read by Ray Foushee
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Branch details the life of Derek Boogaard (1982–2011), who played for the Minnesota Wild and New York Rangers NHL teams. Describes Boogaard’s childhood in Canada and rise to prominence as an enforcer for hockey teams. Details health issues due to multiple injuries and concussions. 2014.

1954: The Year Willie Mays and the First Generation of Black Superstars Changed Major League Baseball Forever
DB81875 8 hours 57 minutes
by Bill Madden
read by David Drummond
Although Jackie Robinson officially broke baseball’s color barrier in 1947, sportswriter Madden dates the true integration of the game to 1954. That was the year players like Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, and Ernie Banks took center stage and changed baseball. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

You Can’t Make This Up: Miracles, Memories, and the Perfect Marriage of Sports and Television
DB80541 9 hours 22 minutes
by Al Michaels
read by Steven Carpenter
Memoirs of legendary sports broadcaster Michaels (born 1944). Discusses growing up in Brooklyn and moving to Los Angeles as a teen, working to become a sports broadcaster in the 1960s, and calling historic games such as the 1980 “Miracle on Ice.” Recalls significant personal and professional relationships. Bestseller. 2014.

Manchester United: The Biography
DB80515 16 hours 10 minutes
by Jim White
read by Lou Harpenau
Journalist examines the history of Manchester United Football Club. Includes seminal moments in the club’s development, such as the Munich Air Crash of 1958, winning the European Cup in 1968 (with Bobby Charlton and George Best), and the controversial sale to American tycoon Malcolm Glazer. Revised and updated edition. 2009.

Stage and Screen

Hope: Entertainer of the Century
DB80253 21 hours 36 minutes
by Richard Zoglin
read by Richard Davidson
Biography of entertainer Bob Hope (1903–2003). Details Hope’s early childhood and immigration from England to Cleveland, years on the vaudeville circuit, career in movies and on the radio, service in the USO during World War II and the Vietnam era, and his later years. Discusses personal and professional relationships. 2014.

Travel

My Paris Dream: An Education in Style, Slang, and Seduction in the Great City on the Seine
DB81804 8 hours 54 minutes
by Kate Betts
read by Kate Betts
Journalist Betts (born 1964) describes visiting Paris on a post-high-school graduation trip and making the decision to one day return. Discusses how, after college at Princeton, she left for Paris, intent on becoming a news journalist and ended up covering the fashion industry instead. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

U.S. History

American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity
DB81181 14 hours 36 minutes
by Christian G. Appy
read by Michael Scherer
Christian G. Appy examines the relationship between the Vietnam War’s realities and its myths, as well as its impact on America’s national identity. Drawing on movies, songs, novels, official documents, media coverage, and contemporary commentary, Appy interprets the far-reaching consequences of the war. 2015.

The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It
DB79602 37 hours 34 minutes
by John W. Dean
read by Ray Hagen
Dean, author of Blind Ambition (DB 10424) and convicted Watergate co-conspirator, uses the secret recordings of President Richard M. Nixon (1913–1994) to outline and analyze the events in the days prior to the Watergate break-in on June 17, 1972, and the year following until Nixon’s resignation. 2014.

The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783–1789
DB81831 8 hours 28 minutes
by Joseph J. Ellis
read by Robertson Dean
Winning the American Revolution was no guarantee that the colonies would accept a new federal government. Ellis recounts the history of the second American founding and the men responsible—Washington, Hamilton, Jay, and Madison, along with other key players. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People
DB80813 16 hours 14 minutes
by Elizabeth A. Fenn
read by Kerry Dukin
Historian Elizabeth Fenn examines discoveries in archaeology, anthropology, geology, climatology, and epidemiology to retrieve the history of the Mandan Indians, a tribe of Plains people who lived along the upper Missouri River. Twenty-first century archaeological finds are referenced to demonstrate how the Mandan society thrived and later collapsed. 2014.

Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad
DB80793 7 hours 37 minutes
by Eric Foner
read by Mark Delgado
Historian Eric Foner explores primary sources to revisit this largely mysterious aspect of the history of American slavery, including detailed records of slave escapes kept by one of the Underground Railroad’s organizers. Introduces many largely unknown figures and discusses the controversy surrounding the sectional crisis of the 1850s. 2015.

Death in the Haymarket: A Story of Chicago, the First Labor Movement, and the Bombing That Divided Gilded Age America
DB80268 13 hours 38 minutes
by James Green
read by Scott Reynolds
Chicago, 1886. A bomb goes off at a rally for the eight-hour workday, killing seven policemen. Eight anarchists, arrested on the basis of political belief instead of evidence of connection to the crime, are brought to trial. The outcome ultimately raises questions about the nature of American justice. Some violence. 2006.

Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab
DB81718 11 hours 51 minutes
by Steve Inskeep
read by Steve Inskeep
NPR broadcast journalist describes the forced removal of Cherokee Indians from their ancestral homeland in the 1830s. Inskeep documents the conflict between President Andrew Jackson, who eventually prevailed, and John Ross, Cherokee chief, diplomat, and advocate, that culminated in the infamous Trail of Tears. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Lincoln’s Greatest Case: The River, the Bridge, and the Making of America
DB81161 10 hours 19 minutes
by Brian McGinty
read by Dan Bloom
Before his tenure as president, Lincoln spent nearly a quarter century as a lawyer. McGinty details what became the most consequential trial in Lincoln’s career, the case of the steamboat Effie Afton, which affected the future of transportation in America and cemented Lincoln’s reputation. 2015.

Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General
DB80130 11 hours 12 minutes
by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
read by Conrad Feininger
Political commentator O’Reilly and historian Dugard, authors of Killing Jesus (DB 77565), examine the last year and the death of General George S. Patton Jr. (1885–1945); theorize that Patton’s death was not due to complications of injuries sustained in a car accident; and detail possible motives for assassination. Bestseller. 2014.

The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act
DB81003 14 hours 1 minute
by Clay Risen
read by Chuck Young
Author of A Nation on Fire (DB 70478) details the development and passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Chronicles the attempts—from the end of World War II through the presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson in the 1960s—to pass legislation to address discrimination against black Americans. 2014.

Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring
DB80827 12 hours 45 minutes
by Alexander Rose
read by Kevin Pariseau
Historian Alexander Rose reveals the story of the spy ring that helped America win the Revolutionary War. Rose explores the shadowy underworld of double agents, covert operations, and code breaking, and unmasks the individuals at the heart of the operation, including spymaster George Washington. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Being Nixon: A Man Divided
DB81931 20 hours 31 minutes
by Evan Thomas
read by Bob Walter
Drawing on historical accounts, Thomas recounts the life and work of America’s thirty-seventh president, including his background growing up in a Quaker household. He discusses Nixon’s successes, his political achievements, and his darker schemes, which earned him the notorious nickname “Tricky Dick.” Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

War

Every Day a Nightmare: American Pursuit Pilots in the Defense of Java, 1941–1942
DB80067 24 hours 47 minutes
by William H. Bartsch
read by Patrick Downer
Analysis of the efforts of American military aviation in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Examines the use of pursuit planes in the defense of the Dutch East Indies against Japanese attack in 1941–42. Discusses administrative support and negligence of personnel and aircraft. Some violence. 2010.

Plenty of Time When We Get Home: Love and Recovery in the Aftermath of War
DB80200 8 hours 44 minutes
by Kayla Williams
read by Suzanne Duvall
Former Arabic linguist for the Army tells how she and her husband, Brian, met while serving in Iraq. Williams describes Brian’s subsequent brain injury from shrapnel from a roadside bomb, his recovery, their eventual marriage, and how they both reintegrated into mainstream American society. Strong language. 2014.

World History

Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot That Avenged the Armenian Genocide
DB82009 11 hours 9 minutes
by Eric Bogosian
read by Eric Bogosian
In 1921, a band of average citizens set out to avenge the deaths of the nearly one million victims of the Armenian genocide. They called their operation Nemesis. Bogosian recounts the context of this effort and the group’s assassination of six major Turkish leaders before they vanished altogether. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Coming Out Christian in the Roman World: How the Followers of Jesus Made a Place in Caesar’s Empire
DB81394 7 hours 0 minutes
by Douglas Boin
read by Michael Scherer
Boin argues against the notion that Christianity worked as a force that toppled Roman society. Using historical and archaeological research, the author also describes how Christians, both undercover and open in their faith, navigated the world, and what changes they wrought in the world around them. 2015.

Belle: The Slave Daughter and the Lord Chief Justice
DB80843 6 hours 7 minutes
by Paula Byrne
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Chronicle of the life of Dido Belle (1761–1804), the illegitimate daughter of a Royal Navy captain and an enslaved African woman. Describes life in the West Indies in the late 1700s, Dido’s life in England as the ward of an earl, and the abolitionist movement. Violence and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Once upon a Revolution: An Egyptian Story
DB80855 10 hours 18 minutes
by Thanassis Cambanis
read by Jeremy Edwinn Gage
Journalist details the lives of two men who participated in the Egyptian revolution of 2011, which resulted in the deposing of President Hosni Mubarak. Profiles twenty-six-year-old pharmacist Moaz Abdelkarim, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood; and forty-year-old architect Basem Kamel, who had been apolitical until the crisis. Some violence. 2015.

We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust
DB79852 11 hours 16 minutes
by Ellen Cassedy
read by Barbara Rappaport
Exploring her roots after the death of her mother, Ellen Cassedy confronts the anti-Semitic past of Lithuania. The American writer chronicles a vibrant heart of Jewish culture decimated by Nazi and Soviet occupations in the twentieth century, and explores how Lithuania’s people deal with a brutal, troubling legacy. Violence. 2012.

Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II
DB80616 11 hours 33 minutes
by Vicki Constantine Croke
read by David Cutler
Tells the story of British World War I veteran James Howard “Billy” Williams, who found his calling working with logging elephants in Burma. When World War II broke out, Williams used his strong bond with the animals to lead the Elephant Company, which was instrumental in defeating the Japanese who invaded Burma. 2014.

Isabella: The Warrior Queen
DB80544 25 hours 41 minutes
by Kirstin Downey
read by J. Michael McCullough
Author of The Woman behind the New Deal (DB 68910) details the life of Queen Isabella of Castile (1451–1504). Discusses her early life, claiming the crown in a coup d’état; wars against Muslims and Jews in Spain; and the legacy she and her husband, King Ferdinand II of Aragon, left behind. 2014.

Empire’s Crossroads: A History of the Caribbean from Columbus to the Present Day
DB80362 16 hours 59 minutes
by Carrie Gibson
read by Bruce Huntey
Journalist and historian Gibson details the history of Caribbean islands, from their discovery by Columbus in 1492 to the late twentieth century. Discusses European colonization, economics, the slave trade, independence movements, natural disasters, and tourism. 2014.

A Good Place to Hide: How One French Community Saved Thousands of Lives in World War II
DB81761 8 hours 30 minutes
by Peter Grose
read by Julian Elfer
An isolated community in the Loire Valley of France conspired to save roughly 3,500 Jews during the Nazi regime. Grose details many of the players in this, including a law-breaking pastor, a boy who forged 5,000 sets of false papers, and a community that offered sanctuary. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal
DB81930 11 hours 57 minutes
by David E. Hoffman
read by Dan Woren
Drawing on CIA documents and participant interviews, Hoffman recounts the work of Adolf Tolkachev, an engineer in a Soviet military-design bureau in the late 1970s, who used his high-level access to provide information to the CIA for many years. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Fortunes of Africa: A 5000-Year History of Wealth, Greed, and Endeavor
DB80590 26 hours 28 minutes
by Martin Meredith
read by Lou Harpenau
Journalist and historian explores the story of a continent—coveted in the past for its gold, ivory, and slaves, and in the modern era for oil, diamonds, and minerals—through its cultures, kingdoms, conflicts, and in the ambitions of global powers, from the Greeks onward. Some violence. 2014.

Massacre: The Life and Death of the Paris Commune
DB80877 12 hours 7 minutes
by John Merriman
read by Barry Bernson
After France’s defeat in the Franco-Prussian War, national guard troops defended Paris from German invasion, and the citizens of the capital subsequently revolted against the central government. The invasion by French troops to crush the rebellion culminated in the Bloody Week—when more than 20,000 Parisians were killed. Violence. 2014.

Hell and Good Company: The Spanish Civil War and the World It Made
DB81151 11 hours 16 minutes
by Richard Rhodes
read by Bill Burton
Presentation of the story of the Spanish Civil War through the eyes of the reporters, writers, artists, doctors, and nurses who witnessed it. The author enters battlefields, bomb shelters, artists’ studios, and war hospitals to demonstrate the ideological, aesthetic, and technological developments that emerged from this tumultuous period. 2015.

Chasing Gold: The Incredible Story of How the Nazis Stole Europe’s Bullion
DB80788 21 hours 10 minutes
by George M. Taber
read by George Holmes
Former Time magazine editor George Taber recounts the story of how the Nazis attempted to lay hold of Europe’s gold to finance their endeavors, including the coming war. Taber also explores the context of events in Russia and the United States, as well as across Europe. 2014.

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Books for Children

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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.

Childrenʼs Fiction

Adventure

Sidekicked
DB81053 9 hours 35 minutes
by John David Anderson
read by Graham Halstead
Thirteen-year-old superhero sidekick-in-training Drew Bean must overcome his not-so-super powers and become the hero everyone needs. When a supervillain, the Dealer, returns to Justicia, Drew knows that with his sidekick friends, they have a chance to prove their worth. For grades 4-7. 2013.

Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
DB80753 4 hours 31 minutes
by Kate DiCamillo
read by Tara Sands
Comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman rescues a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner. She is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates incredible powers of strength and flight after being revived. Commercial audiobook. Newberry Medal. For grades 3-6. 2013.

License to Thrill
DB81332 5 hours 3 minutes
by Dan Gutman
read by Gary Tipton
Twins Coke and Pepsi McDonald have finally reached the last leg of their wacky and dangerous cross-country road trip. They must fend off a host of strange assassins before they reach their home in California, however. Sequel to From Texas with Love (DB 80690). For grades 4-7. 2015.

You Only Die Twice
DB80399 6 hours 0 minutes
by Dan Gutman
read by Alec Volz
Coke and Pepsi McDonald survive the events in Never Say Genius (DB 74746) and take their cross-country road trip to the South. The fraternal twins face new perils, such as an evil Elvis impersonator, a vat of acidic soda, and a giant recycling shredder. For grades 4-7. 2013.

Three-Ring Rascals, Books 1–2
DB81808 3 hours 6 minutes
by Kate Klise
read by various narrators
In The Show Must Go On!, two mice and a crow, who clean up popcorn after every performance, come to the rescue when a greedy con artist takes over the management of the circus. In The Greatest Star on Earth, the performers compete to win a trophy from a newspaper. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2014.

Masterminds
DB80852 8 hours 9 minutes
by Gordon Korman
read by Erik Sandvold
Serenity, New Mexico, is a small town where honesty is prized. But when a group of kids discovers they were cloned from the DNA of some of the greatest criminal masterminds in history for a sociological experiment, they realize they can’t trust anyone. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2015.

The Cloak Society Trilogy
DB81125 20 hours 37 minutes
by Jeramey Kraatz
read by Jeff Allin
Trilogy written between 2012 and 2014: The Cloak Society, Villains Rising, and Fall of Heroes. In The Cloak Society, twelve-year-old Alex fights to bring an elite organization of super villains back to power. But then he does the unthinkable and saves a young Ranger of Justice. For grades 5-8. 2014.

The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones
DB81877 3 hours 48 minutes
by Will Mabbitt
read by Toby Jones
Kids who pick their noses can expect to be kidnapped by the ragtag crew aboard the Feroshus Maggot and forced to serve with the pirates. After Mabel Jones is tucked into a sack, the captain won’t release her until she helps unlock a treasure. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2015.

The Quest for the Diamond Sword: An Unofficial Minecrafter’s Novel, Book 1
DB81480 2 hours 35 minutes
by Winter Morgan
read by Christopher Walker
After discovering that zombies have destroyed his Minecraft village, Steve embarks on a mission to mine forty diamonds to make a diamond sword that he can use against the walking-dead menace. For grades 3-6. 2014.

Big Hero 6: The Junior Novelization
DB80551 2 hours 16 minutes
by Irene Trimble
read by Gary Tipton
When an evil villain plots the destruction of San Fransokyo, robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada and his brother’s health bot Baymax create a new, inexperienced, crime-fighting team to save the city. Adapted from 2014 film. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2014.

The Interrupted Tale: The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 4
DB81240 8 hours 32 minutes
by Maryrose Wood
read by Guy Williams
When Miss Penelope Lumley, from The Unseen Guest (DB 81001), receives an invitation to speak at her alma mater on the occasion of the Celebrate Alumnae Knowledge Exposition, she expects the trip to be a piece of cake. However, something strange is afoot at the academy. For grades 4-7. 2013.

Animals

Charlie the Ranch Dog: Stuck in the Mud
DB80665 0 hours 8 minutes
by Ree Drummond
read by Patrick Downer
When Abigail the calf gets stuck in the muck at the ranch, cattle dog Charlie springs into action to help out. For grades K-3. 2015.

Ratscalibur
DB81742 3 hours 38 minutes
by Josh Lieb
read by Edoardo Ballerini
After being bitten by a rat, Joey transforms from aspiring seventh-grader to a small rodent. As he journeys through the streets, learning his new life, Joey unwittingly unlocks the sword Ratscalibur and must fulfill an ancient rat prophecy. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2015.

Family

If You Find This
DB80833 7 hours 28 minutes
by Matthew Baker
read by various narrators
Eleven-year-old Nicholas, a mathematical and musical genius, tries to save the family’s home by helping search for heirlooms Grandpa claims to have buried. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2015.

Circus Mirandus
DB81868 6 hours 20 minutes
by Cassie Beasley
read by Bronson Pinchot
When he realizes that his grandfather’s stories of an enchanted circus are true, Micah Tuttle sets out to find the mysterious Circus Mirandus—and to use its magic to save his grandfather’s life. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2015.

The League of Beastly Dreadfuls, Book 1
DB81743 6 hours 40 minutes
by Holly Grant
read by Rosalyn Landor
After her parents die in a vacuum cleaner accident, Anastasia is spirited away to live in St. Agony’s Asylum for the Criminally Insane with her two mysterious great aunts. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2015.

Fantasy

Anna and Elsa: All Hail the Queen
DB805971 hour 7 minutes
by Erica David
read by Graci Ragsdale-Miller
With the castle gates finally open, Queen Elsa and Princess Anna excitedly rush to visit with the citizens of Arendelle. But even with Elsa’s magic, the sisters hadn’t realized how much work running a kingdom is. For grades 2-4. 2015.

Papa’s Mechanical Fish
DB80588 0 hours 17 minutes
by Candace Fleming
read by Abigail Maupin
In the summer of 1851, with encouragement and ideas provided by his family, an inventor builds a working submarine and takes his family for a ride. Includes notes about Lodner Phillips, the real inventor on whom the story is based. For grades K-3 and older readers. 2013.

Nightbird
DB80783 4 hours 45 minutes
by Alice Hoffman
read by Jenna Lamia
Ignored by classmates and other residents of Sidwell, Massachusetts, twelve-year-old Twig and her family live under a witch’s curse. But this summer things change, and it’s time to break the spell. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2015.

The Whisper
DB81422 8 hours 19 minutes
by Aaron Starmer
read by Joe Peck
Twelve-year-old Alistair continues his quest to find his missing friend Fiona in Aquavania, a fantastical realm. But he learns that Whisper, once a boy from his own world, has plans for Alistair and is using Fiona. Sequel to The Riverman (DB 81064). Violence and some strong language. For grades 6-9. 2015.

The Second Spy: The Books of Elsewhere, Volume 3
DB82041 6 hours 42 minutes
by Jacqueline West
read by Lexy Fridell
After plummeting through a hole in her backyard and finding herself in the room of mysterious jars once again, eleven-year-old Olive unwittingly releases two of Elsewhere’s biggest, most cunning, and most dangerous forces. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2013.

The Shadows: The Books of Elsewhere, Volume 1
DB82039 5 hours 27 minutes
by Jacqueline West
read by Lexy Fridell
When eleven-year-old Olive and her distracted mathematician parents move into an old Victorian mansion, she believes something isn’t quite right. Olive finds herself ensnared in a dark plan involving some mysterious paintings, a trapped and angry nine-year-old boy, and three talking cats. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2010.

Spellbound: The Books of Elsewhere, Volume 2
DB82040 6 hours 59 minutes
by Jacqueline West
read by Lexy Fridell
Eleven-year-old Olive is drawn to the grimoire of the witches who built her house. But when she tries to use its spells to uncover the house’s magic and control the talking cats, Olive discovers the book is more wicked than it seems. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2011.

Folk and Fairy Tales

Cinderella
DB81672 3 hours 27 minutes
by Elizabeth Rudnick
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Disney adaptation of the classic fairy tale. Tortured by her stepmother and stepsisters, kind and wishful servant Ella is swept away by a fairy godmother to a fancy ball and a chance encounter with a charming prince. Movie tie-in. For grades 3-6. 2015.

Friendship

Lost in the Sun
DB81830 8 hours 27 minutes
by Lisa Graff
read by Ramón de Ocampo
As Trent Zimmerman struggles to move past a traumatic event that took place several months earlier, he befriends class outcast Fallon Little, who helps him understand that he can move on. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2015.

Bamboo People
DB81378 5 hours 25 minutes
by Mitali Perkins
read by Peter Johnson
Two Burmese boys, one a Karenni refugee and the other the son of an imprisoned Burmese doctor, meet in the middle of warfare. They must learn to trust one another in order to survive. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2010.

Growing Up

Completely Clementine
DB813101 hour 45 minutes
by Sara Pennypacker
read by Marsha Rehns
Clementine faces changes at the end of her third grade year and anticipates the birth of her family’s new baby. Sequel to Clementine and the Spring Trip (DB 76259). For grades 2-4. 2015.

Historical Fiction

I Lived on Butterfly Hill
DB81239 10 hours1 minute
by Marjorie Agosín
read by Gabriella Cavallero
When her beloved country, Chile, is taken over by a sadistic military government, eleven-year-old Celeste is sent to America for her safety. Her idealistic parents, both doctors, must stay behind and go into hiding before the government makes them disappear. Translated from Spanish. Pura Belpre´ Award. For grades 5-8. 2014.

The Legend of Zoey
DB80848 4 hours 38 minutes
by Candie Moonshower
read by Kristin Allison
The diaries of thirteen-year-old Zoey, who lives in modern-day Tennessee, and Prudence, who lives in 1811 Missouri. After Zoey travels back in time, they both recount how they survived the New Madrid earthquakes and the subsequent floods. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2006.

Echo
DB81078 10 hours 34 minutes
by Pam Muñoz Ryan
read by various narrators
Lost in the Black Forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and finds himself entwined with a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica. Decades later, three children find themselves caught up in the same thread of destiny and tied together by the same harmonica. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2015.

Humor

House of Robots
DB81080 3 hours1 minute
by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein
read by Jack Patterson
Fifth-grader Sammy struggles to fit in when his inventor mother requires him to take her latest creation, a robot named E, to school with him. Much to Sammy’s horror and his classmates’ glee, he is supposed to show E how to be a regular student. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2014.

Mystery and Detective

Pieces and Players
DB81603 8 hours 33 minutes
by Blue Balliett
read by Bahni Turpin
When thirteen highly valued pieces of art are stolen from a secret museum, Calder, Petra, and Tommy are grouped with two new companions to solve the puzzling mystery. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2015.

Absolutely Truly: A Pumpkin Falls Mystery
DB80763 8 hours 27 minutes
by Heather Vogel Frederick
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Twelve-year-old Truly Lovejoy’s family moves to Pumpkin Falls, New Hampshire to take over a family-owned bookstore. Soon, she has to solve two mysteries involving a rare book and an undelivered letter. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2014.

Cabin Creek Mysteries, Books 4–7
DB81473 6 hours 39 minutes
by Kristiana Gregory
read by Joe Peck
Books four through seven, written between 2008 and 2013, feature three kids and a series of interesting mysteries waiting to be solved. Includes: The Haunting of Hillside School, The Blizzard on Blue Mountain, The Secret of the Junkyard Shadow, and The Phantom of Hidden Horse Ranch. For grades 3-6. 2013.

Theodore Boone: The Fugitive
DB81862 5 hours 5 minutes
by John Grisham
read by Richard Thomas
When his eighth-grade class goes on a field trip to Washington, D.C., Theodore Boone spots accused murderer Pete Duffy. But Theo’s good intentions to help secure the fugitive put him in danger. Sequel to Theodore Boone: The Activist (DB 76873). Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2015.

July Jitters: Calendar Mysteries
DB80132 0 hours 48 minutes
by Ron Roy
read by Dave Corey
Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy enter Polly the pony and Pal the dog in a July 4th pet-costume contest. But when Independence Day arrives the animals are nowhere to be found. Will the kids be able to find them in time? Sequel to June Jam (DB 79758). For grades 2-4. 2012.

Children’s Nonfiction

Biography

Passenger on the Pearl: The True Story of Emily Edmonson’s Flight from Slavery
DB81208 4 hours 55 minutes
by Winifred Conkling
read by Margaret Strom
Documents the events of the 1848 escape attempt by Emily Edmonson (1835–1895), her siblings, and dozens of other enslaved people aboard the Pearl. Discusses her encounter with Harriet Beecher Stowe, her subsequent education, and her history-changing teaching career at a school for African American young women. For grades 6-9. 2015.

I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World
DB79878 4 hours 55 minutes
by Malala Yousafzai and Patricia McCormick
read by various narrators
Memoir of corecipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Recounts how Malala risked her life for the right to go to school. Raised in a changing Pakistan, Malala stood up against the Taliban and remained an activist for girls’ education. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2014.

History

The History of Money: From Bartering to Banking
DB806181 hour 5 minutes
by Martin Jenkins
read by Patrick Downer
Chronicles the evolution of money, from a time when it didn’t exist to the creation of a bartering system to modern forms of currency. Includes interesting tidbits, such as the first IOU borrowing system, rulers taxing their subjects, and the Roman invention of inflation. For grades 4-7. 2014.

Jokes, Riddles, and Rhymes

Hysterical Dog Jokes to Tickle Your Funny Bone
DB81495 0 hours 23 minutes
by Felicia Lowenstein Niven
read by Jack Fox
Collection of jokes, limericks, and tongue twisters about dogs and other animals in the canine family. Also includes fun facts about these animals. For grades 2-4. 2015.

Science and Technology

You Wouldn’t Want to Live without Bacteria!
DB81484 0 hours 55 minutes
by Roger Canavan
read by Jennifer Restak
Guide to understanding the benefits of bacteria in our environments. Highlights composting, antibiotics, the good bacteria living in our bodies, industrial uses, and more. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2015.

Sports

Pinstripe Pride: The Inside Story of the New York Yankees
DB80923 7 hours 0 minutes
by Marty Appel
read by Mike Stefanelli
Explores the history of the New York Yankees baseball team. Profiles several star players, from Babe Ruth to Derek Jeter, and highlights twenty-seven World Championships. For grades 5-8. 2015.

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Foreign Language Books

Español

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

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

Tengo 50 ¿y Qué?: El Perfecto Manual Para Todas las Tonas, Treintonas Hasta Noventonas (I’m 50, So What?: The Perfect Manual for All Ages)
DB79998 4 horas 44 minutos
por Giselle Blondet
leído por María Pino
Actriz puertorriqueña y presentadora de televisión ofrece una variedad de consejos de belleza, ideas para la salud y sugerencias inspiradoras para obtener el máximo provecho de la vida a medida que envejecemos. (Puerto Rican actress and TV host offers a variety of beauty tips, health ideas, and inspirational suggestions for getting the most out of life as we age.) 2014.

Un Buen Hijo de P . . .: Una Fábula (A Good Son of a B . . .: A Fable)
DB79999 8 horas 22 minutos
por Ismael Cala
leído por Peter Pereyra
El periodista y presentador del programa “CNN en Español” presenta una fábula moderna a través de la historia y conversaciones de dos personajes, Arturo y Chris. Cala postula que sólo nosotros mismos tenemos el poder para transformar nuestras vidas, y que a través de las tres pes —pasión, paciencia y perseverancia— todo es posible. Lenguagje injurioso. (The host of “CNN en Español” presents a modern-day fable in the story and conversations of two characters, Arturo and Chris. Cala posits that only we ourselves have the power to transform our lives, and that through the three p’s—passion, patience and perseverance—anything is possible. Strong language.) 2014.

El Camino de la Iluminación (Becoming Enlightened)
DB79992 8 horas 33 minutos
por Dalai Lama
leído por Juan Carlos Rueda
Tenzin Gyatso, el decimocuarto Dalai Lama del Tibet, extrae prácticas de meditación del Budismo tradicional para presentar paso a paso ejercicios contemplativos diseñados para expandir la capacidad de enriquecimiento espiritual del lector, junto con marcas claras para reconocer su progreso. Traducido de la edición en inglés del Dr. Jeffrey Hopkins. (Tenzin Gyatso, the fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet, draws from Buddhist meditative practices to offer contemplative exercises designed to expand the reader’s capacity for spiritual growth, along with milestones to mark progress. Translated from the English edition of Dr. Jeffrey Hopkins.) 2009.

Usos y Costumbres de los Judíos en los Tiempos de Cristo (Sketches of Jewish Social Life in the Days of Christ)
DB80955 13 horas 7 minutos
por Alfred Edersheim
leído por María Pino
El celebrado estudio de Alfred Edersheim (1825–1889), biblista nacido en Viena y judío convertido al cristianismo, que reconstruye las costumbres sociales del pueblo judío en los tiempos de Jesús de Nazaret. Publicado originalmente en Inglés en 1876 cuando el autor era el Vicario de Loders, en Dorset, Inglaterra. (Study by Viennese-born biblical scholar and Jewish-born convert to Christianity Alfred Edersheim (1825–1889), which reconstructs the social customs of the Jewish people in the times of Jesus of Nazareth. Originally published in English, when the author was the Vicar of Loders, in Dorset, England.) 1876.

El Mundo Amarillo (The Yellow World)
DB79994 4 horas 25 minutos
por Albert Espinosa
leído por Tony Chiroldes
Guionista y director español reflexiona sobre las lecciones que aprendió durante su batalla de diez años contra el cáncer que comenzó cuando tenía trece años. Estas observaciones de Espinosa fueron la base de “Pulseras Rojas”, un programa de televisión. (Spanish screenwriter and director reflects on the lessons he learned during a ten-year battle with cancer that began when he was thirteen. Espinosa’s observations were the basis of the television show The Red Band Society.) 2010.

Heridas Abiertas (Sharp Objects)
DB79984 11 horas 10 minutos
por Gillian Flynn
leído por Gabriela Garcia
Una reportera de Chicago, Camille Preaker, tratada recientemente por problemas psicológicos, llega a su ciudad natal de Wind Gap, Missouri, encargada de investigar los asesinatos de dos niñas preadolescentes. Por la primera vez en años, Camille ve a su madre y a su media hermana de trece años de edad. Pero eventos del pasado pronto la abruman. Algunas descripciones de violencia y de índole sexual. (Chicago reporter Camille Preaker, recently treated for psychological problems, arrives in her hometown of Wind Gap, Missouri, to investigate the murders of two preteen girls. Camille sees her mother and thirteen-year-old half sister for the first time in years. But events from the past overwhelm her. Some violence and some descriptions of sex.) 2006.

La Caida de los Gigantes (Fall of Giants)
DB79975 44 horas 10 minutos
por Ken Follett
leído por Paul Gamache
Saga de cinco familias interrelacionadas a principios del siglo veinte. Un joven en Galés, Billy Williams, entra en las minas de carbón, la dama británica Maud Fitzherbert se enamora del espía alemán Walter von Ulrich, hermanos rusos Grigori y Lev Peshkov soportan la revolución, y el americano Gus Dewar se convierte en un diplomático. Algunas descripciones de violencia y lenguaje injurioso. (Saga of five interrelated families in the early twentieth century. Welshman Billy Williams enters the coal mines, British lady Maud Fitzherbert falls for German spy Walter von Ulrich, Russians Grigori and Lev Peshkov endure revolution, and American Gus Dewar becomes a diplomat. Some violence and some strong language.) 2010.

El Umbral de La Eternidad (Edge of Eternity)
DB79989 46 horas 10 minutos
por Ken Follett
leído por María Pino
Después la turbulencia de El Invierno del Mundo (DB 79988), las familias se encuentran ambos desgarrados y elevados por acontecimientos que se desarrollan, desde los años 1960s hasta el 2008. George Jakes es contratado por la Casa Blanca de Kennedy, mientras que el marido de Rebecca Hoffman esconde un secreto peligroso de Alemania del Este. Violencia y algunas descripciones de lenguaje injurioso. (Following El Invierno del Mundo (DB 79988), the families find themselves both torn and uplifted by unfolding events, from the 1960s through 2008. George Jakes is hired by the Kennedy White House, while Rebecca Hoffman’s husband hides a dangerous secret in East Germany. Violence and some strong language.) 2014.

Cuando los Chinos Hablan: Historias Reales para Entender a la Futura Potencia del Mundo (From the Dragon’s Mouth: Ten True Stories That Unveil the True China)
DB79983 9 horas 17 minutos
por Ana Fuentes
leído por Miriam Miranda
La periodista Ana Fuentes ofrece una visión panorámica de la cultura china desde el punto de vista de sus ciudadanos—desde un disidente torturado por la policía a un maestro del kung-fu no puede entrenar afuera debido a la polución. (Journalist Ana Fuentes offers a panoramic look at Chinese culture from the point of view of its citizens—from a dissident tortured by police to a kung-fu master unable to train outdoors due to the pollution.) 2012.

Perfecto Amor: Usted Puede Experimentar la Completa Aceptación de Dios (Perfect Love: You Can Experience the Full Acceptance of God)
DB76976 9 horas 26 minutos
por Joyce Meyer
leído por Wanda Arriaga
La pastora y presentadora popular de television y radio explora la paradoja bíblica de un Dios que ama completamente y que también juzga. Meyer examina las fuentes de este mensaje confuso y desenreda la confusión que experimentan la mayoría de los cristianos. Audiolibro comercial. (Minister and radio and TV host explores the biblical paradox of a God who is both loving and judging. Examines the sources of this mixed message and attempts to untangle the confusion that most Christians experience. Commercial audiobook.) 2013.

Las Aventuras de Menguamán y Mis Padres Alienígenas (The Adventures of Shrinkman and My Alien Parents)
DB79995 3 horas 0 minutos
por R.L. Stine
leído por Jorge Pupo
Dos libros en uno: en Las Aventuras de Menguamán, Danny Marin empieza a convertirse en su superhéroe diminuto favorito, pero corre el riesgo de desaparecer por completo. En Mis Padres Alienígenas, Rob comienza a sospechar que las personas que viven con él no son quiénes eran. Para grados 4 a 7 y lectores mayores. (Two books in one: in Las Aventuras de Menguamán, Danny Marin begins to turn into his favorite diminutive superhero, but risks disappearing altogether. In Mis Padres Alienígenas, Rob begins to suspect that his loved ones have been replaced. For grades 4-7 and older readers.) 2000.

La Vida Oculta de Fidel Castro: El Exguardaespaldas del Líder Cubano Desvela Sus Secretos Más Íntimos (The Secret Life of Fidel Castro: The Ex-Bodyguard of the Cuban Leader Reveals His Most Intimate Secrets)
DB79993 10 horas 31 minutos
por Juan Reinaldo Sánchez y Axel Gyldén
leído por Tony Chiroldes
Sánchez, un ex íntimo del círculo más cercano del líder cubano, considera la realidad de la vida cotidiana de Castro: sus hábitos, sus relaciones personales, sus obsesiones, y su fortuna privada. Traducido del francés. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. (Sánchez, a former intimate of the inner circle of the Cuban leader, considers the unseen reality of Castro’s quotidian life: his habits, personal relationships, obsessions, and his private fortune. Translated from the French. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2014.

El Poder del Ahora: Un Camino Hacia la Realizacion Espiritual (The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment)
DB79970 8 horas 0 minutos
por Eckhart Tolle
leído por Jorge Pupo
Utilizando un formato pregunta-respuesta, Eckhart intenta demostrar que las personas llevan dentro de ellos una “semilla de la iluminación” que puede ayudar a encontrar su verdadera riqueza — la “alegría radiante del Ser y la . . . paz que la acompaña.” Traducido del inglés. (Using a question-and-answer format, Eckhart seeks to show that people carry within them a “seed of enlightenment” that can help them find their true wealth—the “radiant joy of Being and the . . . peace that comes with it.”) 2000.

Las Aventuras de Huckleberry Finn (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn)
DB80953 10 horas 50 minutos
por Mark Twain
leído por Juan Carlos Rueda
Joven Huck Finn, amigo de Tom Sawyer, explica las razones por que él huyó de su casa y narra sus hazañas flotando por el río Mississippi en una balsa con Jim, un esclavo fugitivo. Acompaña a Las Aventuras de Tom Sawyer (DB 29965). Traducido del inglés; publicado originalmente en 1884. Para los grados 6-9 y lectores mayores. (Young Huck Finn, Tom Sawyer’s friend, explains the reasons he is running away from home and recounts his exploits floating down the Mississippi River on a raft with Jim, an escaped slave. Companion to Las Aventuras de Tom Sawyer (DB 29965). For grades 6-9 and older readers.) 1884.

Yo Soy Malala: La Joven Que Defendió el Derecho a la Educación y Fue Tiroteada por los Talibanes (I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban)
DB80951 11 horas 13 minutos
por Malala Yousafzai y Christina Lamb
leído por María Pino
Memoria de la adolescente paquistaní Malala Yousafzai (nacida 1997), ganadora del Premio Nobel de la Paz en 2014, quien fue objeto de un intento de asesinato por los talibanes en octubre de 2012. Detalles de la cruzada de su familia por la educación de las niñas, la campaña de intimidación que culminó con el atentado contra su vida, y su recuperación. Traducido del inglés. Violencia. (Memoir of Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai (born 1997), winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, who was the target of an assassination attempt by the Taliban in October 2012. Details her family’s crusade for girls’ education, the campaign of intimidation that culminated in her shooting, and her recovery. Violence.) 2013.

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Audio Magazines

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

American History (6 issues)

Analog Science Fiction and Fact (10 issues)

Asimov’s Science Fiction (10 issues)

The Atlantic (10 issues)

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

Bon Appétit (monthly)

Consumer Reports (monthly)

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

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

Diabetes Forecast (monthly)

Discover (10 issues)

Ebony (11 issues)

The Economist (51 issues)

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (10 issues)

Foreign Affairs (6 issues)

France-Amérique (French; 11 issues)

Good Housekeeping (12 issues)

Health and Nutrition Newsletters (includes Scientific American—Health after Fifty, Mayo Clinic, Health Letter, and Nutrition Action Healthletter; monthly)

Horticulture (6 issues)

Magazine of the Month (monthly)

Money (11 issues)

Muse (9 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)

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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