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Talking Book Topics January-February 2016

Volume 82, Number 1

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Library of Congress, Washington 2016
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

The Magazine of the Month

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

  • The Baffler
  • Car and Driver
  • Downbeat
  • Inc.
  • Interview
  • Lucky Peach
  • Men’s Health
  • Modern Dog
  • Real Simple
  • Smithsonian
  • Tin House
  • Yoga Journal

Alternate selections: Condé Nast Traveler, Food and Wine, Parabola, Popular Science, Shape, Vanity Fair

Collection Development Advisory Group

The next regular, on-site meeting of the Collection Development Advisory Group will take place in the spring of 2017. Members and meeting details will be announced in the late summer or early fall of 2016. Recommendations and Commendations of the 2015 group will circulate in the near future. You can read about the 2015 CDAG meeting in the July–September issue of NLS News.

Newsstand

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Bookshare accessible online library

Bookshare, an accessible online library with more than 370,000 titles including New York Times bestsellers, children’s books, textbooks, and specialty presses, is available to all NLS patrons. More than 5,000 titles are added each month including new releases, often at the same time they arrive in bookstores. Books are available in multiple formats (DAISY, BRF) for reading audio, braille, or large print. Bookshare materials can be read on a variety of computers, smart phones, tablets, MP3 players, and assistive technology devices as well as on NLS digital talking-book players. NLS members are pre-qualified to join Bookshare but must complete the online application. Membership for U.S. students is free; for non-students, the cost is $50 per year plus a $25 setup fee. To learn more, visit www.bookshare.org/cms External.

Books for Adults

Adult Fiction

Adventure

Tom Clancy—Under Fire
DB82025 13 hours 28 minutes
by Grant Blackwood
read by Scott Brick
On a routine intelligence-gathering mission in Tehran, Jack Ryan Jr. has lunch with his oldest friend, Seth Gregory, an engineer overseeing a transcontinental railway project. Seth gives Jack a key and a perplexing message. The next day, two men claim Seth has disappeared with a vital intelligence operation’s funds. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Impasse
DB81406 10 hours 35 minutes
by Royce Scott Buckingham
read by Joe Wilson
Fired from his prestigious job as an attorney, Stu Stark embarks on a trip to the Alaskan wilderness, given to him by his best friend. When the trip turns sour, however, Stu realizes that nobody is coming back for him. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Seeker
DB81521 13 hours 15 minutes
by Arwen Elys Dayton
read by Katharine McEwan
After years of brutal training for what she thinks is the noble purpose of becoming a Seeker, Quin Kincaid learns that she will instead be using the ancient artifacts and sacred knowledge to act as an assassin. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Wicked Charms
DB82012 6 hours 15 minutes
by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton
read by Lorelei King
Lizzy and Diesel are searching for the legendary stones that hold the power of the seven deadly sins. At a pirate museum, they get clues to the location of the pirate treasure that includes the Stone of Avarice, but they are not the only ones on the trail. Sequel to Wicked Business (DB75129). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Diamond of Jeru
DB81517 3 hours 5 minutes
by Louis L’Amour
read by Joe Morton
Dramatization of a short story originally written by L’Amour in the 1950s but not published until after his death. Ex-Marine Mike Kardec agrees to take couple Helen and John Lacklan into the Borneo jungle in search of diamonds. When John decides to use another guide, Mike follows. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children
DB81658 10 hours 37 minutes
by Ransom Riggs
read by Joe Peck
Having escaped Miss Peregrine’s island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to 1940s London, the peculiar capital of the world. Sequel to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (DB75853). Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Classics

Far from the Madding Crowd
DB81604 15 hours 21 minutes
by Thomas Hardy
read by Nicholas Guy Smith
Strong-willed and independent, Bathsheba Everdene attracts the attentions of three men in rural nineteenth-century England: young farmer Gabriel Oak, dashing soldier Frank Troy, and lonely landowner William Boldwood. Hardy explores issues of social strata and romantic love in this classic novel. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1874.

Family

First Frost
DB80865 7 hours 58 minutes
by Sarah Addison Allen
read by Jill Fox
The Waverly women, from Garden Spells (DB65395), are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the first frost for various reasons. Claire’s new candy business is taking her further and further away from her family, Sydney wants another baby, and teenaged Bay is navigating the waters of first love. 2014.

Harriet Wolf’s Seventh Book of Wonders
DB82332 10 hours 45 minutes
by Julianna Baggott
read by various narrators
Years after the death of novelist Harriet Wolf, her daughter and granddaughters, Eleanor, Tilton, and Ruth, gather with the hope of discovering the rumored final book of the series that made Harriet famous. As they search, family secrets and legacies are revealed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

We Never Asked for Wings
DB82329 11 hours 43 minutes
by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
read by various narrators
Letty Espinosa’s mother has done all the heavy lifting in raising Letty’s two children, Alex and Luna. Her mother’s abrupt relocation back to Mexico leaves Letty at a complete loss as to how to be a parent to her own kids. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Our Endless Numbered Days
DB81578 7 hours 58 minutes
by Claire Fuller
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Peggy is eight years old when her father takes her to a remote hut in the woods, telling her that the rest of the world has been destroyed. When Peggy finds a pair of boots in the forest, however, their new life begins to unravel. Strong language. 2015.

Code of Honor
DB82285 7 hours 10 minutes
by Alan Gratz
read by Dan Bittner
After his brother, a soldier, is captured in Afghanistan and labeled a terrorist by the U.S., Iranian-American teenager Kamran Smith sets out to piece together the clues that will save his brother’s life and his country from a terrorist attack. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

The House We Grew Up In
DB81292 11 hours 30 minutes
by Lisa Jewell
read by Mare Trevathan
After the death of Lorelei Bird, a hoarder, her family slowly gathers to clear out the house she filled with clutter and relive memories of their times together, including one fateful Easter that broke them all. Each person must come to terms with the way they have lived their lives. Strong language. 2013.

Don’t Fail Me Now
DB82281 9 hours 3 minutes
by Una LaMarche
read by Adenrele Ojo
Five interracial half siblings come together for the first time. They embark on a cross-country road trip in an old station wagon to confront their absentee father before he dies. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

The River
DB81211 7 hours 21 minutes
by Beverly Lewis
read by Mary Kane
When two sisters, Tilly and Ruth, return home for a visit after leaving the Amish world, both are troubled by the secrets and the people they left have behind. 2014.

A Reunion of Ghosts
DB81355 12 hours 17 minutes
by Judith Claire Mitchell
read by Mary Kane
When one of three Alter sisters is diagnosed with terminal cancer, they all decide to commit suicide. They intend their suicide note as a chronicle of the sad history of their family in the hopes of breaking the family’s bad luck. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Children’s Crusade
DB81535 15 hours 46 minutes
by Ann Packer
read by Erik Sandvold
Settling in the not-yet-booming Silicon Valley of the 1950s, Bill and Penny Blair raise four children. Years later, Penny has withdrawn from the family into her art, and the grown children gather at the old house, remembering their versions of the past. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

After I Do
DB81289 8 hours 46 minutes
by Taylor Jenkins Reid
read by Mare Trevathan
Six years after college sweethearts Lauren and Ryan marry, their marriage is falling apart. To see if they are meant for each other, they agree to spend a year apart with no contact. Lauren slowly discovers what she wants out of marriage. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Mathematician’s Shiva
DB81230 11 hours 45 minutes
by Stuart Rojstaczer
read by Michael Russotto
Upon her death, mathematician Rachela Karnokovitch’s son Alexander is handling the funeral arrangements. Rachela’s colleagues come to the shiva to pay their respects and to find out whether the rumors are true that she solved one of the most challenging problems in mathematics before she died. Strong language. 2014.

Early Warning
DB81494 18 hours 10 minutes
by Jane Smiley
read by Lorelei King
The saga of the Langdon family, begun in Some Luck (DB79659), continues with the death of family patriarch Walter in 1953 on through 1986. While the youngest of Walter’s children stays on the Iowa farm, the others scatter across Cold War-era America. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Kitchens of the Great Midwest
DB82282 10 hours 9 minutes
by J. Ryan Stradal
read by various narrators
Chef Eva Thorvald came by her love of food as the daughter of a chef and a sommelier. Her mother left and her father died, but cooking sustained her through an awkward childhood. She went on to become one of the hottest chefs in America. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Fantasy

The King’s Blood: The Dagger and the Coin, Book 2
DB80862 17 hours 12 minutes
by Daniel Abraham
read by Alec Volz
When the king dies, Geder Palliako is appointed regent for the young prince, but his poor judgment and questionable alliances may destabilize the region. Cithrin bel Sarcour plots Geder’s downfall, while Marcus Wester and Master Kit set out to kill a goddess. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

The Tyrant’s Law: The Dagger and the Coin, Book 3
DB80929 16 hours 48 minutes
by Daniel Abraham
read by Jon Huffman
Resistance to Lord Regent Geder increases. A widow launches a misinformation campaign, an apostate priest and a mercenary attempt to kill his goddess, and a banker tries to rescue wealth and people from the path of his wars. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Operation Arcana
DB81640 12 hours 33 minutes
edited by John Joseph Adams
read by Jason Culp
Editor John Joseph Adams gathers original stories of military fantasy from prominent fantasy writers. The sixteen stories include wholly imaginary worlds, modern-day soldiers transported to fantasy worlds, and real-world battles with a supernatural twist. Violence and some strong language. 2015.

Deceptions
DB82279 14 hours 52 minutes
by Kelley Armstrong
read by various narrators
Olivia Jones is still seeking answers about the murders committed by her birth parents and discovers that she is in the middle of a long-standing conflict between factions of the fae. They believe that she and the men in her life are repeating an ancient cycle. Sequel to Visions (DB79651). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Empire of Night
DB81573 11 hours 17 minutes
by Kelley Armstrong
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Sixteen-year-old twins Ashyn and Moria embark on a rescue mission to save the children of Edgewood from Alvar Kitsune. But the journey proves to be more treacherous than imagined. Sequel to Sea of Shadows (DB78699). Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Dust and Light
DB81061 20 hours 13 minutes
by Carol Berg
read by Robert Sams
A youthful indiscretion threatens to ruin the magic career of Lucian de Remeni-Masson. His contract with the Registry is canceled, forcing him to take a new one with the city coroner. Lucian finds a dangerous connection among several children found dead around the city. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Poison Fruit: Agent of Hel
DB81209 14 hours 35 minutes
by Jacqueline Carey
read by Colleen Delany
A demonic lawyer is purchasing property in Pemkowet, Michigan, on behalf of an unknown player. Half-demon Daisy Johanssen, from Autumn Bones (DB78279), is asked by her boss the goddess Hel to investigate, while Daisy sorts out her complicated love life. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Heartless
DB82110 11 hours 20 minutes
by Gail Carriger
read by Emily Gray
Lady Alexia Maccon doesn’t let the fact that she is eight months pregnant slow her down when the safety of Queen Victoria is at stake. There is a mad ghost trying to assassinate the monarch, and stopping it will lead Alexia into her husband’s past. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

Soulless, Changeless, Blameless
DB81166 33 hours 58 minutes
by Gail Carriger
read by Catherine Byers
First three books in a romantic steampunk series. In Soulless, Alexia Tarabotti accidentally kills a vampire, and Lord Maccon—a werewolf—investigates. In Changeless, Alexia’s new husband disappears in Scotland. In Blameless, a scandal forces Alexia from her home, and vampires want her dead. Descriptions of sex and some violence. 2010.

The Vorrh
DB81610 17 hours 11 minutes
by Brian Catling
read by Allan Corduner
The Vorrh is an endless, sentient forest, home to angels and demons. Humans who enter may lose time, memories, or their very souls. Most know not to venture too deep inside. One man is determined to walk across, however, while another is determined to stop him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Silver Birch, Blood Moon
DB81716 12 hours 33 minutes
edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
read by Jo Howarth
In this installment of Datlow and Windling’s fairy tale anthology series, cherished stories are reimagined for adults by twenty-one writers. A jealous prince invents a magic suit, a young girl’s obsession results in murder, and a mother cares for her dying son trapped in a thicket of thorns. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1999.

Harrison Squared
DB81715 8 hours 13 minutes
by Daryl Gregory
read by Luke Daniels
Injured as a child in the same boat accident in which his father vanished, teenaged Harrison Harrison is leery when his mother, a marine biologist, moves them to the creepy coastal town of Dunnsmouth. Then his mother disappears at sea, leaving Harrison desperate to find out what happened. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Dead Ice
DB82137 20 hours 5 minutes
by Laurell K. Hamilton
read by Kimberly Alexis
Anita Blake, necromancer and vampire executioner, feels like she is suddenly defined by her recent engagement to master vampire Jean-Claude. Luckily, work gets interesting again when the FBI discovers someone is making zombie porn. Sequel to Jason (DB81829). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Fool’s Quest
DB82245 33 hours 13 minutes
by Robin Hobb
read by Elliot Hill
Picking up where Fool’s Assassin (DB79594) left off, Fitz rushes to the rescue of his old friend the Fool, leaving his home unprotected. His young daughter, Bee, is kidnapped by servants of the White Prophet, who believe she has the gift of prophecy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Fifth Season
DB82240 15 hours 30 minutes
by N.K. Jemisin
read by Robin Miles
Essun is a woman living in a world ruled by the violent tectonic activity it experiences. She comes home to find her husband has killed her son and kidnapped her daughter, all for the secret ability Essun and her children have to control the Earth. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Closer to Home
DB81514 11 hours 55 minutes
by Mercedes Lackey
read by Nick Podehl
An orphan, Mags is rescued from the mines by the King’s Own Herald and trained as a spy. He must use his powerful Mindspeech gift to uncover a plot within the court to destroy the Heralds. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Prince of Thorns, King of Thorns, Emperor of Thorns
DB81297 44 hours 34 minutes
by Mark Lawrence
read by Joe Wilson
An antihero rises to power. In Prince of Thorns, Jorg’s parents are killed, and he becomes a criminal seeking revenge. In King of Thorns, he tries to hold the throne he has reclaimed. Emperor of Thorns shows Jorg seeking more power. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Girl, the Gold Watch, and Everything
DB82199 8 hours 30 minutes
by John D. MacDonald
read by various narrators
After math teacher Omar Krepps mysteriously amassed a fabulous fortune gambling, he spent the rest of his life giving away his wealth. However, Krepps bequeaths nothing to his only living relative, nephew Kirby Winter, except an antique watch and a sealed letter to be opened after one year. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1962.

Hot Lead, Cold Iron: A Mick Oberon Job
DB81048 12 hours 36 minutes
by Ari Marmell
read by J.P. Linton
In 1930s Chicago Mick Oberon works as a private investigator, having turned his back on his fae heritage to pass as human. But the fae world pulls him back, when a prominent gangster hires Mick to find his daughter, swapped with a changeling years before. Some violence and some strong language. 2014.

Three Moments of an Explosion
DB82238 14 hours 57 minutes
by China Miéville
read by various narrators
Twenty-eight stories, both new and reprinted, that combine the fantastic, horrific, and realistic. Icebergs crowd the skies of London, oil rigs climb out of the sea, and playing cards have a mind of their own in Miéville’s weird and imaginative mini-worlds. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Madness in Solidar
DB81529 17 hours 30 minutes
by L.E. Modesitt
read by Michael Scherer
Jumping forward a few centuries in the Imager series, Solidar’s Collegium has fallen on hard times. Alastar, an imager from Westisle, is brought in to lead, but he has little understanding of the politics in the capital. The king demands that Alastar remove his political opponents, permanently. Sequel to Rex Regis (DB78093). Some violence. 2015.

The Dark Defiles
DB80904 24 hours 59 minutes
by Richard K. Morgan
read by Mark Ashby
Time is running out for Ringil Eskiath to find the Illwrack Changeling. Separated from his companions, Gil seeks a magic that will defeat the Changeling before he can lead an ancient evil race to conquer the world. Sequel to The Steel Remains and The Cold Commands (DB80885). Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Uprooted
DB81693 17 hours 45 minutes
by Naomi Novik
read by Julia Emelin
A human wizard (known as Dragon) takes young women from the village in payment for protecting them from the evil influence of the Wood. Agnieszka is chosen to serve Dragon, and finds she has an unexpected talent for magic. Based on a Polish fairy tale. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Heart of Betrayal: The Remnant Chronicles, Book 2
DB82185 13 hours 47 minutes
by Mary E. Pearson
read by various narrators
Held captive in the enemy land of Venda, Princess Lia and Prince Rafe face little chance of escape—and even less of being together. Their captor desires to gain both of their kingdoms. Sequel to Kiss of Deception (DB79634). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Queen of Fire
DB82037 26 hours 40 minutes
by Anthony Ryan
read by Steven Brand
The conclusion of the Raven’s Shadow trilogy begins with Queen Lyrna making a dark alliance to save her realm from the attacking Volarian armies. Her Battle Lord, Vaelin Al Sorna, must destroy the enemy’s newest weapon, but he has lost his blood-song. Sequel to Tower Lord (DB81007). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Housewitch
DB81160 11 hours 8 minutes
by Katie Schickel
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Busy mother of three Allison Darling wants to fit in with the polished, perfect mothers of Monrovia, a task made more difficult when she finds out she is descended from a long line of witches. But the town’s queen bees have dark magic of their own. Some strong language. 2015.

A Darker Shade of Magic
DB81154 12 hours 1 minute
by V.E. Schwab
read by Jon Huffman
There are four Londons, and Kell is one of the only travelers able to go between the worlds. Enterprising thief Lila lives in Grey London, where magic is nonexistent, and when Kell brings a forbidden magical object from Black London across the worlds, Lila steals it. Some violence. 2015.

Clash of Iron
DB82144 15 hours 36 minutes
by Angus Watson
read by Sean Barrett
In Iron Age Britain, warriors Dug and Lowa have taken Maidun castle, but might find it difficult to hold. The Romans are invading from Gaul, but the British tribes fight among themselves rather than unite to face the common threat. Sequel to Age of Iron (DB80457). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Wildalone
DB80924 14 hours 23 minutes
by Krassi Zourkova
read by Jill Fox
Arriving at Princeton, Thea is separated from her family and homeland for the first time. As she struggles to adapt, brothers Rhys and Jake introduce her to a mythic underworld, which seems to mimic Bulgarian legends of the samodivi, or “wildalones.” Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Folktales

The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
DB80914 21 hours 56 minutes
by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm
read by Jonathan Davis
All of the Grimms’ 156 stories from the 1812 and 1815 editions are collected together. This 2014 translation by fairy-tale scholar Jack Zipes attempts to retain the spare descriptions and storytelling style of the originals, reflecting the stories’ roots in oral tradition. Some violence. 2014.

General

The Sellout
DB81300 9 hours 16 minutes
by Paul Beatty
read by Jeremy Edwinn Gage
In this satirical novel, a black man raised by a radical sociologist on the outskirts of Los Angeles attempts to segregate the local school and keep a slave. His efforts lead to a lawsuit heard before the Supreme Court. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2015.

100 Days of Happiness
DB82342 10 hours 31 minutes
by Fausto Brizzi
read by Edoardo Ballerini
The loveable but unfaithful Lucio has been thrown out by his wife. He is sleeping at his father-in-law’s bakery when he learns he has inoperable cancer. So begin the last one hundred days of Lucio’s life. He attempts to right his wrongs, win back his wife, and enjoy every moment. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Limonov
DB81421 12 hours 37 minutes
by Emmanuel Carrère
read by Michael Scherer
Biographical novel about Eduard Limonov—poet, activist, and unlikely international antihero. Successive stages of the mercurial protagonist’s life are explored: struggling writer in the Soviet Union, homeless émigré in New York, celebrated author in Paris, and right-wing dissident in Putin’s Russia. Translated from French. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2011.

Dog Crazy: A Novel of Love Lost and Found
DB81385 8 hours 0 minutes
by Meg Donohue
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Maggie Brennan moved to San Francisco to open a therapy practice for those dealing with the grief of losing a pet. Maggie has her own problems, however, all of which have grown worse since she lost her own beloved dog. Some strong language. 2015.

As Close as Sisters
DB81273 8 hours 50 minutes
by Colleen Faulkner
read by Teresa Willis
Friends McKenzie, Aurora, Lilly, and Janine gather at the Delaware beach, as they have every year since they were children. McKenzie deals with a terminal cancer diagnosis, Janine contemplates selling the family beach house, Lilly is pregnant, and Aurora’s past catches up to her. 2014.

Muse
DB82105 6 hours 40 minutes
by Jonathan Galassi
read by Arthur Morey
While working in a small-town bookstore, Paul Dukach discovers the work of celebrity poet Ida Perkins. He becomes an expert on Perkins, moves to New York, and enters the world of publishing. He explores his sexuality, Ida herself, and literary society. First novel by president of Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Marx Family Saga
DB81219 6 hours 6 minutes
by Juan Goytisolo
read by Barry Bernson
A satire of the new world order by the Spanish author. In their London flat, a resurrected Karl and Jenny Marx watch a TV documentary about Albanian refugees landing on an Italian beach, in search of a paradise called Dallas. Translated from Spanish. 2001.

The Great Leader: A Faux Mystery
DB81405 10 hours 17 minutes
by Jim Harrison
read by Joe Wilson
A cult has sprung up near the Upper Peninsula Michigan home of recently retired detective Sunderson. Dwight, aka the “Great Leader,” seems like a harmless crackpot, but when Sunderson discovers the man is a pedophile, he chases him across the country. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2011.

Etta and Otto and Russell and James
DB81286 8 hours 46 minutes
by Emma Hooper
read by Kimberly Schraf
Octogenarian Etta has never seen the ocean, so one day she leaves her Saskatchewan home intending to walk all the way to the Atlantic. Her husband is left behind, writing Etta letters he never sends and making papier-mâché animals, while neighbor Russell sets off after her. Some strong language. 2015.

Funny Girl
DB80680 10 hours 21 minutes
by Nick Hornby
read by Emma Fielding
London, 1960s. Intrepid young Sophie Straw navigates her transformation from provincial ingénue to television starlet amid a constellation of idiosyncratic actors and writers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Not Quite Nice
DB81215 9 hours 15 minutes
by Celia Imrie
read by Madelyn Buzzard
To escape her daughter’s insistence that she babysit her grandchildren, Theresa Simmons packs up and moves to France. In a small village outside of Nice, she discovers a community of fellow expatriates who welcome her. But all is not what it seems. 2015.

My Struggle: Book Three; Boyhood
DB80510 13 hours 20 minutes
by Karl Ove Knausgaard
read by Gregory Maupin
Third in a six-volume autobiographical novel and sequel to My Struggle: Book Two (DB80400). Karl Ove reflects on his childhood when his family moved into a brand-new house on the southern coast of Norway. Translated from the original 2009 Norwegian edition. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

I Am Radar
DB81107 24 hours 29 minutes
by Reif Larsen
read by Jeremy Edwinn Gage
A black-skinned child is born during an electrical blackout to white parents in 1975 New Jersey. The couple go to Norway to meet an unusual group of puppeteer physicists who claim they can use electricity to change the boy’s skin color. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Emma: A Modern Retelling
DB81464 12 hours 42 minutes
by Alexander McCall Smith
read by Jim Zeiger
McCall Smith’s modern retelling of Jane Austen’s Emma (DB23490) updates the story of well-meaning meddler Emma Woodhouse, her protégé Harriet Smith, and handsome neighbor George Knightley in the age of cell phones and social media. 2014.

The Fishermen
DB81449 9 hours 50 minutes
by Chigozie Obioma
read by Chukwudi Iwuji
In 1990, four Nigerian brothers skip school and go fishing while their strict father goes out of town for work. At the river, they meet a local madman, who tells them one of the boys is destined to be killed by his brother. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Re Jane
DB81639 13 hours 31 minutes
by Patricia Park
read by Diana Bang
In this modern retelling of Jane Eyre (DB47868), Jane Re is a Korean-American orphan living in Queens. She wants to escape her confined life working in her uncle’s market and takes a job as an au pair for a Brooklyn family, attracting the attention of the father. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Blondes
DB81532 10 hours 22 minutes
by Emily Schultz
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
An epidemic spreads, carried only by blonde women, which turns them into rabid killers. Newly pregnant grad student Hazel Hayes hides out in a remote cabin with the wife of the professor whose baby she is carrying. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

Migratory Animals
DB81468 10 hours 32 minutes
by Mary Helen Specht
read by Gabriella Cavallero
A group of old college friends in Austin, Texas, deal with the fact that their lives haven’t turned out as they hoped. Flannery has returned home from Africa only to find that her sister has been diagnosed with Huntington’s, the same disease that killed their mother. Some strong language. 2015.

The Last Flight of Poxl West
DB81287 10 hours 3 minutes
by Daniel Torday
read by John Haag
Poxl West’s memoir of his daring exploits as a Jewish refugee and RAF pilot during WWII becomes a huge bestseller when it is published. Poxl’s teenage nephew Eli is just one of many fascinated by his story, but Poxl’s celebrity soon turns to scandal. Some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Story Hour
DB81167 10 hours 57 minutes
by Thrity Umrigar
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Indian immigrant Lakshmi decides to commit suicide. When she survives the attempt, she is put in the care of psychologist Maggie. Maggie soon decides to cross the doctor-patient boundary and becomes Lakshmi’s friend. Buried secrets come to light. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Discreet Hero
DB81309 11 hours 40 minutes
by Mario Vargas Llosa
read by Mark Delgado
The stories of two self-made men living in Peru intersect in this novel exploring filial duty and greed. A businessman in Piura is extorted for protection money, while a wealthy older man in Lima strives to thwart his greedy sons. Translated from Spanish. Some strong language. 2013.

The Same Sky
DB80921 7 hours 13 minutes
by Amanda Eyre Ward
read by Emily Pike Stewart
Carla and her little brother live with their grandmother in Honduras, while their mother sends money from Texas. When Carla’s grandmother dies, the children attempt to join their mother. Meanwhile, in Texas, Alice and her husband are desperate to become parents. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Gothics

The Cake House
DB81381 9 hours 3 minutes
by Latifah Salom
read by Kristin Allison
Rosie Douglas, along with her mother and stepfather, have moved back into the pink-colored monstrosity known as the Cake House after her father commits suicide there. With her mother and stepfather ignoring that fact, Rosie must deal with her father’s ghost on her own. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Historical Fiction

Ruby
DB81110 9 hours 57 minutes
by Cynthia Bond
read by Mare Trevathan
Ruby Bell runs off to New York to discover what happened to her mother, but then is called back home to Texas. She realizes that the pain and bad memories she had fled remain, threatening to drag her down. A chance at love waits. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Tutor
DB81028 11 hours 26 minutes
by Andrea Chapin
read by Erin Jones
England, 1590. Widowed Katharine de L’Isle is fighting to keep her family safe after their Catholic priest is murdered and her uncle and guardian must flee religious persecution by the Crown. She finds herself drawn to the new schoolmaster—William Shakespeare. Some violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Boston Girl
DB80645 9 hours 21 minutes
by Anita Diamant
read by Barbara Rappaport
When Addie’s granddaughter asks about her life, Addie recounts growing up in Boston as the daughter of immigrants who did not trust the opportunities America affords their children. But when Addie joined a library group, her world opened up. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2014.

Bitter Greens
DB81024 19 hours 8 minutes
by Kate Forsyth
read by Erin Jones
1697. Novelist Charlotte-Rose de la Force has been banished from the French court. At the nunnery where she resides, she hears the hundred-year-old tale of Margherita, locked in a tower by the courtesan Selena in punishment for her father’s crime of theft. Violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

A Memory of Violets: A Novel of London’s Flower Sellers
DB81296 13 hours 47 minutes
by Hazel Gaynor
read by Terry Donnelly
1876. Young sisters Flora and Rosie Flynn sell posies in London’s Covent Garden to survive, but they are later separated. After thirty-six years pass, Tilly Harper, an assistant housemother at a home for girls like the Flynns, stumbles across Flora’s diary and begins a new search for Rosie. 2015.

The Abduction of Smith and Smith
DB80716 9 hours 38 minutes
by Rashad Harrison
read by John Haag
Jupiter Smith returns home after the end of the Civil War only to find his old master gone mad. He kills him out of pity, but the master’s son vows revenge. Finding themselves trapped on a ship together, however, the two men must work together if they hope to survive. 2015.

The Agincourt Bride
DB81249 17 hours 39 minutes
by Joanna Hickson
read by Jill Tanner
1401. After the death of her baby, Mette Dupain is called to the French court to act as wet nurse for the new princess, Catherine of Valois. Mette helps raise Catherine and watches as Catherine’s fortunes swing from one potential husband to another. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

The Tudor Bride
DB81345 20 hours 20 minutes
by Joanna Hickson
read by Jill Tanner
A.D. 1421. Mette, from The Agincourt Bride (DB81249), has followed her former charge, Catherine de Valois, and her new husband, Henry, king of England, back to London. There, Catherine runs afoul of the English court, despite giving birth to an heir to the throne. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Deafening
DB81039 14 hours 59 minutes
by Frances Itani
read by Emily Maixner
Growing up in rural Ontario, Grania became deaf at the age of five. She learns to sign and marries Jim, with whom she develops a special language. World War I breaks out and Jim fights in Belgium, while writing letters home to Grania. 2003.

Tell
DB81050 8 hours 58 minutes
by Frances Itani
read by Emily Maixner
After being wounded on the battlefields of World War I, Kenan returned to his home in Ontario and his wife Tress, from Itani’s debut Deafening (DB81039). He refuses to leave the house until he strikes up a friendship with Tress’s uncle Am, whose marriage is also troubled. 2014.

Villa America
DB82280 13 hours 50 minutes
by Liza Klaussmann
read by Jennifer Woodward
Fictional portrait of Gerald and Sara Murphy, who opened their home, the Villa America, to the likes of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald and Pablo Picasso in the 1920s. A World War I aviator throws the stability of their marriage into question, however, as an affair begins. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Lillian on Life
DB81444 4 hours 20 minutes
by Alison Jean Lester
read by Kathe Mazur
Lillian reflects on her life in a series of vignettes. She reminisces about growing up in the American Midwest during the 1930s and 1940s, moving to post-war Germany, and working for a news service in Europe and New York in the 1960s and 1970s. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Mapmaker’s Children
DB82106 12 hours 23 minutes
by Sarah McCoy
read by various narrators
Eden Anderson is slowly adjusting to her new home with her husband, Jack. As they struggle with infertility, Eden learns more about her historic house—home to the nineteenth-century resident Sarah Brown, daughter of abolitionist John Brown. Sarah, also unable to conceive, turned her energies to supporting the Underground Railroad. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Circling the Sun
DB82190 12 hours 19 minutes
by Paula McLain
read by Katharine McEwan
Fictional biography of British-born aviatrix Beryl Markham. Raised in Kenya, she falls in love with the country and the horses her family raises. As war threatens, her father encourages her to marry a rich, older neighbor. Dissatisfied with her relationship, she learns to fly. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Dollbaby
DB81518 11 hours 10 minutes
by Laura Lane McNeal
read by January LaVoy
New Orleans, 1964. Ibby Bell’s father has just died in an accident, and her mother leaves Ibby and her father’s urn with Ibby’s grandmother, Fannie. But Fannie is a regular resident of the local asylum. Fannie’s housekeeper, Queenie, and her daughter, Dollbaby, take Ibby under their wing. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Rebel Queen
DB81227 12 hours 9 minutes
by Michelle Moran
read by Jennifer Hubbard
India, 1850s. Sita serves in the guard of the Rani Lakshmi, in the kingdom of Jhansi. When British East India soldiers come to claim control, the Rani leads a resistance using dual armies of men and women. As Sita grows more involved in the rebellion, danger threatens her family. Violence. 2015.

Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral
DB81157 19 hours 42 minutes
by Mary Doria Russell
read by John Jessup
Fictional account of the lives of the people involved in the shootout at the O.K. Corral, both before and after the event. Wyatt Earp’s wife, Josephine, is determined to make her husband a man of legend and cares little about presenting the true account. Some violence. 2015.

Holidays

By Winter’s Light
DB80903 9 hours 9 minutes
by Stephanie Laurens
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
1837. The Cynsters have gathered in Scotland for the winter holidays, and tutor Daniel Crosbie decides to make his intentions known to governess Claire Meadows. The older children of the next generation are caught by a snowstorm. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Christmas Bouquet
DB80916 7 hours 16 minutes
by Sherryl Woods
read by Kerry Dukin
An unexpected pregnancy does not fit into medical student Caitlyn Winters’s plans, even though her boyfriend Noah McIlroy, a medical resident himself, is ecstatic over the news. Caitlyn’s relatives, the O’Briens, scheme to convince her to take a chance on love. Some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Human Relationships

After Birth
DB81455 6 hours 47 minutes
by Elisa Albert
read by Laura Godfrey Dunlop
As her baby’s first birthday approaches, Ari is still attempting to find her balance as a mother. Feeling disconnected from life, she becomes obsessed with new arrival Mina, who is older and nine-months pregnant. Ari reflects on her relationships with women. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Two Across
DB82274 9 hours 3 minutes
by Jeffrey Bartsch
read by Andrew Eiden
Stanley Owens and Vera Baxter first meet as teenagers competing against each other in the National Spelling Bee. To escape their mothers’ expectations, Stanley suggests a marriage of convenience to Vera, not understanding her perspective. When she leaves, crosswords help him realize his true feelings. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Alex as Well
DB81234 4 hours 28 minutes
by Alyssa Brugman
read by Mare Trevathan
Raised as a boy, fourteen-year-old Alex experiences conflicted male and female gender identity. Ready for a change, Alex rejects the hormonal medications prescribed by his mother and decides to live as a girl. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

The Hit
DB81656 8 hours 8 minutes
by Melvin Burgess
read by Guy Williams
A new drug on the streets of Manchester promises the most intense week of your life, and then you are dead. After he watches a pop star die on stage, Adam decides to try it. Descriptions of sex and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Bonita Avenue
DB80664 19 hours 17 minutes
by Peter Buwalda
read by Faith Potts
Siem Sigerius and his family are rocked when he discovers that his older stepdaughter and her boyfriend are running an adult website in the early days of the Internet. Then his prodigal son returns. Translated from the original 2010 Dutch edition. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2014.

Breakfast Served Anytime
DB81235 6 hours 16 minutes
by Sarah Combs
read by Kristin Allison
Spending the summer before her senior year in high school at a camp for gifted and talented students, Gloria struggles with the recent loss of her grandmother. But her camp experience is filled with promise, as she makes new friends and falls in love. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

A Replacement Life
DB81298 10 hours 37 minutes
by Boris Fishman
read by Peter Johnson
After his grandmother’s death, Slava Gelman is conscripted by his grandfather, Yevgeny, to help draft an application for reparations from Germany for treatment during World War II. Soon, others in his grandfather’s community ask for help, and he contemplates what it means to be an immigrant. Some strong language. Sophie Brody Award. 2014.

Hugo & Rose
DB82200 9 hours 14 minutes
by Bridget Foley
read by Bridget Foley
Wife and mother Rose has been dreaming of the same magical island every night since she was six. Her companion on the island is Hugo, and their adventures seem real. When she meets Hugo outside of the dreams, her whole life could change. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

We Are Pirates
DB81581 9 hours 2 minutes
by Daniel Handler
read by Gabriella Cavallero
In twenty-first-century San Francisco, Phil, a struggling radio producer, wishes he were a rebel and fortune hunter. His daughter, Gwen, wishes she were an adventurer and an outlaw. Each teams up with a friend to seek fortune and treasure. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

All Together Now
DB82276 9 hours 14 minutes
by Gill Hornby
read by Lucy Price-Lewis
Residents of an English village attempt to revive their community choir after the director is injured in an accident. The choir was supposed to compete in a regional competition, but it needs new members and new leadership if they are to have any hope of success. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

I Take You
DB81607 10 hours 26 minutes
by Eliza Kennedy
read by Julia Whelan
As lawyer Lily counts down the week before her wedding to archaeologist Will, she debates whether she is ready for marriage. She loves Will, but she has never been faithful to him. Her time in the Florida Keys to depose a friend only further confuses her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Half Brother
DB81291 10 hours 58 minutes
by Holly LeCraw
read by John Jessup
Charlie Garrett teaches at the Abbott School in Massachusetts. Young May Bankhead draws his attention, but a secret separates them and May leaves. Ten years later, May returns and Charlie’s charismatic half brother, Nicky, becomes a teacher at Abbott. Secrets and mysteries are revealed. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Go Set a Watchman
DB81896 7 hours 43 minutes
by Harper Lee
read by Kate Kiley
Twenty years after the events of To Kill a Mockingbird (DB77672), Jean Louise Finch (once known as Scout) returns home to Maycomb, Alabama. She confronts the racism of her hometown in the 1950s, including the views of Atticus, the father she idolizes. Some strong language. 2015.

The Admissions
DB82341 14 hours 37 minutes
by Meg Mitchell Moore
read by Allyson Ryan
Nora and Gabe Hawthorne are raising their girls the best that they can in Marin County. High school student Angela uses pills to stay ahead while she aims for Harvard. Meanwhile, middle school student Cecily retreats from the world, and eight-year-old Maya still cannot read. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Hypnotist’s Love Story
DB82335 13 hours 7 minutes
by Liane Moriarty
read by Tamara Lovatt-Smith
Hypnotherapist Ellen O’Farrell runs a successful practice and recently met a great guy named Patrick. The only snag comes when Patrick tells Ellen that he is being stalked by his ex-girlfriend. Ellen is intrigued until she realizes his stalker is one of her patients. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

God Help the Child
DB81605 5 hours 48 minutes
by Toni Morrison
read by Toni Morrison
Bride, who was rejected by her light-skinned mother when she was born for being too black, has made her life into one that many envy. She has her own company, a fortune, and a lover. Dark secrets from the past are coming home to roost, however. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Girl at War
DB82102 7 hours 35 minutes
by Sara Novic
read by Julia Whelan
As a child in Zagreb, Ana Juric happily played in the streets, until war came to disrupt her childhood and shatter the country. Ten years later, now a troubled college student in New York, Ana decides to return to Croatia to confront her ghosts. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Ultimate Betrayal
DB82193 7 hours 55 minutes
by Kimberla Lawson Roby
read by various narrators
Alicia, daughter of the Reverend Curtis Black, is preparing to remarry her first husband, assistant pastor Phillip. However, Alicia’s ex-flame, Levi, is released from jail and wants to rekindle their relationship. Alicia’s best friend, Melanie, also faces her own demons with her weight and relationships. Sequel to Prodigal Son (DB81835). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Harraga
DB81387 9 hours 11 minutes
by Boualem Sansal
read by Terry Donnelly
Lamia’s quiet life is disturbed by the whirlwind of Chérifa, a pregnant sixteen-year-old, sent there by Lamia’s brother, Sofiane, who has left Algeria to make a better life elsewhere. As Chérifa throws Lamia’s life into chaos, Lamia questions everything. Translated from the 2005 French edition. Some strong language. 2014.

The Book of Aron
DB82143 5 hours 40 minutes
by Jim Shepard
read by Michael Goldstrom
Aron and his family are moved from the Polish countryside to the Warsaw ghetto. As his family dies off from various threats, Aron bands together with a group of young smugglers. Soon, he is under the protection of Janusz, who runs the orphanage. Janusz believes Aron can escape. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B
DB82326 7 hours 36 minutes
by Teresa Toten
read by Johnathan McClain
Adam struggles with his OCD therapy assignments, and his relationship with his divorced parents doesn’t help matters. During a session at his OCD support group, however, he falls for fellow member Robyn and decides to save them both. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Aquarium
DB81396 6 hours 19 minutes
by David Vann
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Single-mother Sheri works long days on the Seattle docks while her twelve-year-old daughter Caitlin whiles away afternoons at the aquarium. When Caitlin meets an old man who seems to share her love of sea creatures, their friendship exposes dark family secrets. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Addicted
DB80730 8 hours 38 minutes
by Zane
read by Teresa Willis
Zoe Reynard has the seemingly perfect life—marriage to a man she has loved since childhood, three children, and a successful company. But she has a dark side—an addiction to sex. It leads her to men who may threaten her life and world. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 1998.

Humor

Holy Cow
DB81352 3 hours 22 minutes
by David Duchovny
read by Marsha Rehns
In his debut novel, actor Duchovny tells the story of Elsie, a cow who inadvertently learns about the meat industry and sets off on a globe-spanning adventure with her friends: Jerry, a Torah-reading pig, and Tom, a sophisticated turkey. Some strong language. 2015.

Girl before a Mirror
DB81237 10 hours 34 minutes
by Liza Palmer
read by Anne Hancock
Advertising exec Anna Wyatt turns forty and takes a sabbatical from dating to throw herself into her work. She discovers a self-help guide based on romance novels, and it inspires her to land a big account and maybe even change her life. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Calling Invisible Women
DB82142 5 hours 39 minutes
by Jeanne Ray
read by Coleen Marlo
While it is a common complaint that women of a certain age become invisible to society, Clover Hobart wakes one morning to find that she has quite literally become invisible. Her family doesn’t even notice, so Clover finds a support group of other middle-aged invisible women. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Legal Themes

Devil’s Bridge
DB82107 10 hours 29 minutes
by Linda Fairstein
read by Barbara Rosenblat
The investigation into Alex Cooper’s sudden disappearance is fraught with complications: she has made scores of enemies putting criminals behind bars; she committed a recent security breach with dangerous repercussions; and her relationship with Detective Mike Chapman had reached a new stage of intimacy, causing the police commissioner to be wary of the methods Mike will use to get Coop back. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Literature

The Funeral Dress
DB80812 9 hours 39 minutes
by Susan Gregg Gilmore
read by Suzanne Duvall
When the woman who offered her a home and her friendship dies, unwed mother Emmalee Bullard decides to sew her a befitting funeral dress, leaving her baby with a relative while she works. She then must fight her disapproving family to regain custody of her child. Some strong language. 2013.

The New York Stories
DB82038 13 hours 7 minutes
by John O’Hara
read by various narrators
Collection of short stories by the author of Butterfield 8 (DB44130) and Appointment in Samarra (DB58197). Spanning four decades of O’Hara’s career, these tales examine the lives of those who choose both the seedier and socially-aspiring sides of the city that never sleeps. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Mystery and Detective

The Hanging Girl
DB82283 15 hours 39 minutes
by Jussi Adler-Olsen
read by Graeme Malcolm
Carl Mørck leads Department Q into the tragic cold case of a vivacious, seventeen-year-old girl found hanging in a tree after vanishing from school. The investigation leads from the remote Danish island of Bornholm to a strange sun-worshipping cult and a string of new murders. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Dark Rooms
DB81458 10 hours 55 minutes
by Lili Anolik
read by Cecelia Riddett
Grace grew up in the shadow of her younger sister, Nica, who was the sole subject of their mother’s photography. Now, sixteen-year-old Nica has been murdered. Though someone has claimed responsibility, Grace—haunted by Nica’s ghost—returns home, determined to find the real killer. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Merciless
DB81109 11 hours 41 minutes
by Lori Armstrong
read by Cecelia Riddett
Army-sniper-turned-FBI-agent Mercy Gunderson is assigned her first murder case—the niece of the new tribal president on the Eagle River Reservation. A second killing complicates the case further. Meanwhile, the young son of Mercy’s boyfriend, Sheriff Mason Dawson, moves in with them. Some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Death of a Policeman
DB81692 5 hours 20 minutes
by M.C. Beaton
read by Graeme Malcolm
Detective Chief Inspector Blair—who would love to get rid of Sergeant Hamish Macbeth—suggests that keen young police officer Cyril Sessions visit Lochdubh to monitor exactly what Hamish does every day. Cyril is soon found dead, and Hamish quickly becomes the prime suspect in his murder. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Blood Harvest
DB81399 13 hours 23 minutes
by S.J. Bolton
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Something isn’t quite right in Heptonclough, a small village on the moors, where three toddlers have mysteriously died over the last ten years. Troubles begin for ten-year-old newcomer Tom and his family when Tom sees a mysterious child lurking around the nearby churchyard. Violence and some strong language. 2010.

Sacrifice
DB81336 15 hours 13 minutes
by S.J. Bolton
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Digging in the Shetland Islands peat, newcomer obstetrician Tora Hamilton unearths the body of a woman who had recently given birth and whose heart was removed. Tora becomes obsessed with investigating the woman’s death, even when the police, her colleagues, and eventually her husband—a local—warn her against it. Violence and strong language. 2008.

Dry Bones in the Valley
DB82015 8 hours 40 minutes
by Tom Bouman
read by Chuck Young
In a small town on the northern border of Pennsylvania, where neighbors argue over fracking rights, a young stranger’s body is discovered on Aub’s land. Policeman Henry’s investigation leads to another body from years ago and the murder of his deputy. Strong language and some violence. 2014.

Malice at the Palace
DB82196 9 hours 23 minutes
by Rhys Bowen
read by Katherine Kellgren
When the king’s son George is to wed Princess Marina of Greece, Lady Georgiana Rannoch’s duties at the supposedly haunted Kensington Palace are simple: help Marina acclimate to English life and dispel any rumors about George’s libertine history. But then Georgiana finds the corpse of a society beauty with ties to Prince George. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Sneaky Pie for President
DB80912 5 hours 40 minutes
by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown
read by Laura Giannarelli
In a story written from Sneaky Pie’s perspective, the intrepid feline sleuth temporarily halts her busy writing career to run for president. The campaign is marked by a revolutionary animal-rights agenda and a frisky flock of prospective cabinet members. 2012.

Mr. Campion’s Falcon
DB82091 8 hours 34 minutes
by Philip Youngman Carter
read by Laura Giannarelli
Completing the series that was written by Margery Allingham and finished by her husband Philip Youngman Carter, this entry has sleuth Albert Campion investigating the mystery surrounding dead archaeologist Matthew James Matthews. Also on the case is Matthews’s acquaintance, Anthea Peregrine. Some strong language. 1970.

Appointment with Death: A Hercule Poirot Mystery
DB81622 11 hours 50 minutes
by Agatha Christie
read by Kate Kiley
While traveling in Petra, the detestable Mrs. Boynton becomes a corpse, and a puncture mark on her wrist is the one clue to how she died. Detective Hercule Poirot has only twenty-four hours to solve the mystery. 1938.

Buried in Bog, Scandal in Skibbereen, An Early Wake
DB81117 29 hours 11 minutes
by Sheila Connolly
read by Terry Donnelly
Three mysteries, written between 2013 and 2015, feature transplanted Bostonian Maura Donovan, who now lives in the small Irish village in County Cork where her grandmother was born. Her work in Sullivan’s Pub is regularly interrupted by murders that need investigating. 2015.

Rattle His Bones
DB81655 7 hours 5 minutes
by Carola Dunn
read by Kristin Allison
While researching a story for an American magazine in 1923, Daisy Dalrymple, accompanied by her nine-year-old nephew and future stepdaughter, finds herself in the middle of a murderous rivalry between two curators at London’s Natural History Museum. Daisy investigates with her fiancé, Scotland Yard’s Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher. 2000.

The Best American Noir of the Century
DB81037 33 hours 52 minutes
edited by James Ellroy and Otto Penzler
read by Catherine Byers
Thirty-nine selections of short noir fiction, written between 1923 and 2007, by such authors as Mickey Spillane, Jim Thompson, Patricia Highsmith, Joyce Carol Oates, and Tom Franklin. In Elmore Leonard’s “When the Women Come Out to Dance,” Mrs. Mahmood conspires with her maid to end her unhappy marriage. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2010.

Night Night, Sleep Tight
DB81162 8 hours 35 minutes
by Hallie Ephron
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
1985. Hollywood screenwriter Arthur Unger—who has been hoping to jumpstart his career with a tell-all memoir—is found dead in his swimming pool by his grown children, Deirdre and Henry. The investigation brings to light a long-ago celebrity murder that happened the same night Deirdre became permanently injured. Some strong language. 2015.

Double Fudge Brownie Murder
DB80863 9 hours 43 minutes
by Joanne Fluke
read by Suzanne Duvall
Baker Hannah Swensen’s concern over her upcoming trial for vehicular homicide is put aside for her mother’s Las Vegas wedding and her own reacquaintance with an old crush. But when she comes across her judge’s corpse, Hannah becomes a suspect in his murder. Includes recipes. 2015.

X
DB82149 13 hours 33 minutes
by Sue Grafton
read by Judy Kaye
A remorseless serial killer leaves no trace of his crimes. PI Kinsey Millhone knows who he is, but must prove her case against him before she becomes his next victim. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Harvest Man
DB81691 10 hours 13 minutes
by Alex Grecian
read by John Curless
1890. Scotland Yard Inspector Walter Day has newborn twins, his hostile in-laws have arrived, and a leg injury keeps him desk-bound. But when the Harvest Man begins killing, carving people’s faces off their skulls, Day is needed. Meanwhile—although fired—Nevil Hammersmith continues his obsessive hunt for the Ripper. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

What Angels Fear, When Gods Die, Why Mermaids Sing
DB81531 28 hours 27 minutes
by C.S. Harris
read by Mark Ashby
First three mysteries featuring Napoleonic Wars veteran Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, written between 2005 and 2007. In What Angels Fear, Sebastian is accused of murdering a young woman and must find the real villain before he is captured by Bow Street. Violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Tagged for Death
DB81030 8 hours 11 minutes
by Sherry Harris
read by Theresa Conkin
Sarah Winston leaves her airman husband CJ because of his one-night stand with a nineteen-year-old coworker. Now CJ is the chief of police in their small Massachusetts town, while Sarah runs garage sales. But mysterious calls with gunshots and a bloody shirt all ominously point to CJ. Some violence and some strong language. 2014.

Don’t Go Home
DB81720 9 hours 5 minutes
by Carolyn Hart
read by Kate Reading
Mystery bookstore owner Annie Darling plans a party to celebrate successful southern literary icon—and former Broward’s Rock resident—Alex Griffith and his new novel. But after Annie’s friend Marian Kenyon gets in a heated argument with Griffith, he turns up dead, and Marian is the suspect. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

A Burnable Book
DB81524 14 hours 50 minutes
by Bruce Holsinger
read by James Konicek
London, 1385. Songs of sedition are being softly sung in the city, and Geoffrey Chaucer, a bureaucrat in King Richard II’s court, enlists the aid of his friend and fellow poet John Gower to uncover their source. One lead may be closer to home than John expects. Violence. 2014.

Cold Betrayal: An Ali Reynolds Novel
DB81236 10 hours 53 minutes
by J.A. Jance
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Ali’s daughter-in-law asks her for security help when her grandmother is targeted. Meanwhile, a young pregnant woman hit on the road near Flagstaff leads Ali and her friend Sister Anselm to investigate a polygamous cult and a connected cold case. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Dreaming Spies: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
DB80939 13 hours 34 minutes
by Laurie R. King
read by Terry Donnelly
On board a ship in 1924, Russell and Holmes encountered a blackmailing earl, his wife, and a young Japanese woman who tutored the foreigners about her country. Russell suspected that Miss Sato Haruki was not all that she seemed—and a year later, the intrigue surrounding her continues. 2015.

Above Suspicion
DB81288 13 hours 9 minutes
by Lynda La Plante
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Detective Chief Inspector James Langton chooses Anna Travis, his mentor’s inexperienced daughter, for his murder team. A serial killer has targeted older prostitutes, but a young student appears to be the latest victim. Langton uses Travis to lure out their suspect. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2001.

Backlash: An Anna Travis Novel
DB81461 15 hours 18 minutes
by Lynda La Plante
read by John Jessup
Pulling over a van for erratic driving, the police find a woman’s corpse in the back. A second surprise happens while interrogating the driver, Henry Oates. He volunteers that he has killed two others—and one is from a case that still haunts DCI James Langton. Violence and strong language. 2013.

Blood Line: An Anna Travis Novel
DB81400 12 hours 30 minutes
by Lynda La Plante
read by Mare Trevathan
Newly promoted to DCI of London’s murder squad and still suffering from the death of her boyfriend, Anna Travis must focus on determining whether the missing son of a court employee is, in fact, dead. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

Clean Cut
DB81382 14 hours 0 minutes
by Lynda La Plante
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
As Anna Travis begins questioning her live-in relationship with sloppy, selfish Detective Chief Inspector Langton, he is badly injured. While Langton recovers enough to track his assailant, Travis works a connected case and, still worried about Langton, secretly tries to cover some of his legwork. Violence and strong language. 2007.

Wrongful Death: An Anna Travis Novel
DB81545 15 hours 15 minutes
by Lynda La Plante
read by Mare Trevathan
Anna Travis is scheduled to travel to Quantico for FBI training, while abrasive American agent Jessie Dewar helps out at home; but a case pulls her back. What was initially determined to be a London nightclub owner’s suicide turns into a convoluted murder investigation. Strong language. 2013.

Long upon the Land
DB82152 6 hours 47 minutes
by Margaret Maron
read by Margaret Maron
Judge Deborah Knott’s father, Kezzie, makes a shocking discovery on a remote corner of his farm: the body of a man bludgeoned to death. Investigating this crime, Deborah’s husband, sheriff’s deputy Dwight Bryant, soon uncovers a long-simmering hostility between Kezzie and the slain man over a land dispute. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Marseille Caper
DB82188 5 hours 53 minutes
by Peter Mayle
read by Robin Sachs
When immensely wealthy Francis Reboul asks sleuth extraordinaire Sam Levitt to take a job in Marseille, it’s impossible for Sam to resist. But Sam, representing Reboul, finds himself in the middle of an increasingly intrigue-ridden and dangerous real-estate grab, with thuggish gangsters on one side and shark-like developers on the other. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

The Vintage Caper
DB82187 6 hours 50 minutes
by Peter Mayle
read by Erik Davies
After inviting the Los Angeles Times to write an extensive profile on his wine cellar, entertainment lawyer Danny Roth is the victim of a world-class heist. His insurance company calls in Sam Levitt, former corporate lawyer, cultivated crime expert, and wine connoisseur, to unravel the ingenious crime. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

Where They Found Her
DB81583 11 hours 3 minutes
by Kimberly McCreight
read by Saskia Maarleveld
An infant’s body is discovered near a New Jersey university campus. Journalist Molly—covering the story despite the recent loss of her own baby—unearths unreported sexual assaults going back twenty years. Meanwhile, high-school dropout Sandy’s mother is missing, and PTA president Barbara struggles to help her troubled son. Strong language. 2015.

The Mark of the Pasha, The Bride Box, The Mouth of the Crocodile
DB81472 23 hours 4 minutes
by Michael Pearce
read by George Holmes
Books sixteen through eighteen, written between 2008 and 2015, of the series featuring Garth Owen, who is the head—or Mamur Zapt—of Cairo’s Political CID. In 1913, a member of royalty who fears for his life requests that the Mamur Zapt escort him from Sudan back to Cairo. 2015.

The Dead Key
DB81641 14 hours 34 minutes
by D.M. Pulley
read by Catherine Byers
New engineer Iris assesses a Cleveland bank that closed mysteriously twenty years earlier. She gradually realizes that missing keys to the bank’s safe-deposit boxes are clues to corruption and the disappearance of the young woman who was investigating it. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Speaking in Bones
DB82103 10 hours 0 minutes
by Kathy Reichs
read by Katherine Borowitz
Hazel “Lucky” Strike—who mines the Internet for cold cases—confronts Temperance Brennan with a recording of a girl being held prisoner and terrorized. Strike is convinced the voice is that of eighteen-year-old Cora Teague, who went missing more than three years earlier. Strike is also certain that Temperance has the teenager’s remains. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Bone Gap
DB81401 10 hours 26 minutes
by Laura Ruby
read by Erik Sandvold
Eighteen-year-old Finn, an outsider in his quiet Midwestern town, is the only witness to the abduction of town favorite Roza. His inability to distinguish between faces, however, makes it difficult for him to help with the investigation. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

The Mask: A Vanessa Michael Munroe Novel
DB82060 13 hours 57 minutes
by Taylor Stevens
read by Hillary Huber
Chameleon and information hunter Vanessa Michael Munroe—healing from a brutal attack—joins her lover, Miles Bradford, in Japan where he’s protecting high-value technology from industrial espionage. She finds long sought-after peace—until Bradford is arrested for murder, and the same interests who targeted him come after her too. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Murder on Lexington Avenue, Murder on Sisters’ Row, Murder on Fifth Avenue, Murder in Chelsea, Murder in Murray Hill
DB81245 45 hours 38 minutes
by Victoria Thompson
read by various narrators
In books twelve through sixteen, written between 2010 and 2014, the relationship between NYPD detective Frank Malloy and midwife Sarah Brandt deepens as they investigate the murders of a wealthy businessman, a charitable lady, a member of Sarah’s wealthy father’s club, and a nursemaid. Then a missing-persons case threatens their partnership. 2014.

Lacy Eye
DB81353 10 hours 40 minutes
by Jessica Treadway
read by Faith Potts
Hanna has been widowed and disfigured since she and her husband were attacked in their bedroom with a mallet. Their daughter’s boyfriend was convicted, but Hanna remembers nothing. Now his upcoming appeal makes it critical that Hanna recall that night. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Chalk Circle Man, Seeking Whom He May Devour, Have Mercy on Us All, Wash This Blood Clean from My Hand
DB80133 44 hours 52 minutes
by Fred Vargas
read by Alec Volz
The first four books, translated between 2003 and 2009, of the series featuring Commissaire Adamsberg, chief of police in Paris’s seventh arrondissement. In The Chalk Circle Man, Adamsberg is the only one alarmed by the mysterious blue circles appearing around bizarre objects. Originally published in French from 1996 through 2004. Strong language and some violence. 2009.

Occult and Horror

Lair of Dreams: A Diviners Novel
DB82150 20 hours 15 minutes
by Libba Bray
read by January LaVoy
After a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O’Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Meanwhile, new mysterious deaths have been turning up in the city, caused by an unknown sleeping sickness. Sequel to The Diviners (DB75439). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

The Supernatural Enhancements
DB81279 8 hours 26 minutes
by Edgar Cantero
read by Gregory Maupin
When A. Wells, a young European, inherits a lavish and eerie estate set deep in the woods of Point Bless, Virginia, he gets much more than he bargained for. Wells and his companion, Niamh, a mute Irish teenager, begin to believe the Axton House is haunted. Some strong language. 2014.

The Cutting Room: Dark Reflections of the Silver Screen
DB81620 14 hours 9 minutes
edited by Ellen Datlow
read by Fleet Cooper
Twenty-three terrifying tales, dark reflections of the silver screen from both sides of the camera. James Dean gets a second chance at life and death. The Wicked Witch is out of Oz, and she’s made some unlucky friends. When God decides reality needs an editor, what—and who—gets cut? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Haunted Legends
DB81624 11 hours 53 minutes
edited by Ellen Datlow and Nick Mamatas
read by Brian Troxell
This collection of ghost stories, compiled by editor Ellen Datlow, includes twenty original stories from authors such as Jeffrey Ford, Catherynne M. Valente, Kit Reed, Ekaterina Sedia, Ramsey Campbell, and many more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

Inferno: New Tales of Terror and the Supernatural
DB81621 18 hours 35 minutes
edited by Ellen Datlow
read by Paul McClain
Editor Ellen Datlow asked established authors for stories that would provide dread and fear so powerful it would cause physical discomfort or a compulsion to turn on bright lights to dispel the fear. Authors include Pat Cadigan, Jeffrey Ford, Joyce Carol Oates, and Lucius Shepard. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2007.

Dinosaur Lake
DB81416 11 hours 13 minutes
by Kathryn Meyer Griffith
read by Nick DePinto
An ancient, hungry predator has been reborn in the caves beneath Crater Lake. When earthquakes plague a small town and people start to vanish randomly, Chief Park Ranger Henry Shore forms a team to deal with the monster before it feeds again. Violence and strong language. 2012.

Crooked
DB82202 11 hours 40 minutes
by Austin Grossman
read by Kiff VandenHeuvel
Richard Nixon looks back on his life and political career, including the secret role he played (with the help of wizard Henry Kissinger) in holding back Lovecraftian horrors from another dimension bent on destroying our world. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Madman’s Daughter Trilogy
DB80539 31 hours 30 minutes
by Megan Shepherd
read by Colleen Delany
Trilogy written between 2013 and 2015 features Dr. Moreau’s daughter Juliet and the discoveries she makes on her father’s remote island. In The Madman’s Daughter, Juliet witnesses the horrors of her father’s experiments. Includes Her Dark Curiosity and A Cold Legacy. Inspired by H.G. Wells’s classic The Island of Dr. Moreau (DB50527). Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

The Little Stranger
DB82334 15 hours 52 minutes
by Sarah Waters
read by Simon Vance
Country physician Dr. Faraday is called to Hundreds Hall, the local gentry’s estate, to treat an ill housemaid. He grows obsessed with the family and the mysterious, possibly supernatural, presence haunting their decaying home. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

Psychological Themes

The Forever Bridge
DB81043 10 hours 45 minutes
by T. Greenwood
read by Guy Williams
Two years after an accident claimed her son’s life and left her husband in a wheelchair, Sylvie is a shattered recluse, while her daughter and husband live with his brother. But as Hurricane Irene bears down on their small Vermont town, things change. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The World before Us
DB81611 12 hours 40 minutes
by Aislinn Hunter
read by Fiona Hardingham
Twenty years ago Jane Standen lost track of the five-year-old girl she was babysitting—and the child was never found. Now Jane discovers the story of N., who went missing from the nearby lunatic asylum in 1877. As Jane uncovers more about N., she hopes to resolve her own past. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Bradstreet Gate
DB82108 11 hours 50 minutes
by Robin Kirman
read by Cassandra Campbell
When a Harvard student is murdered, professor Rufus Storrow is the prime suspect. Three of his students—Georgia, Charlie, and Alice—are in disbelief. Their own relationships are a tangled mess, and as they sort through their lives, they bear witness to each other’s and Storrow’s highs and lows. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Preparation for the Next Life
DB81409 15 hours 14 minutes
by Atticus Lish
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Immigrant Zou Lei and Iraq War veteran Skinner, currently AWOL, meet on the streets of New York City, where they are both trying to survive. Life on the fringes wears both of them down, but they find a little comfort. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Bookseller
DB81380 10 hours 17 minutes
by Cynthia Swanson
read by Kristin Allison
Kitty runs a bookstore in 1960s Denver and lives a quiet, single life. At night, however, she experiences vivid dreams of a different life where she marries and has kids, a life that becomes almost more real to her than her own. Some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Door
DB81403 8 hours 55 minutes
by Magda Szabó
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Magda, a writer, describes her post-war rise to prominence. When she and her academic husband hire peasant Emerence to be their housekeeper, Magda becomes transfixed by Emerence’s life. Revelation of a secret shocks Magda from her complacency. Translated from the 1987 Hungarian edition. Some violence. 1987.

In Wilderness
DB81407 9 hours 10 minutes
by Diane Thomas
read by Kristin Allison
1966. After a doctor tells Katherine she is dying—though he does not know the cause—she heads off to a cabin in Georgia’s Appalachian Mountains. She soon discovers twenty-year-old Vietnam veteran Danny is watching her. They become obsessed with each other. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Religious Themes

In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist
DB81207 9 hours 37 minutes
by Ruchama King Feuerman
read by Mark Delgado
Jerusalem, 1999. Mustafa, a Muslim working as a janitor on the Temple Mount, discovers a pottery shard that could date from the first Temple. He brings it to his friend Isaac, an assistant to a famous rabbi, and they soon find themselves attracting attention from undesirable quarters. Some violence. 2013.

Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe
DB81354 5 hours 13 minutes
by Max Lucado
read by Heather Taylor
After splitting from her cheating husband, single mother Chelsea Chambers tries to make a success of her grandmother’s coffee shop. Broke, she prays for a miracle and receives an answer when the shop’s wi-fi mysteriously connects to the God Blog, where answers supposedly come from on high. 2015.

Romance

Lost in Thought: Sententia, Book 1
DB81313 8 hours 52 minutes
by Cara Bertrand
read by Mary Kane
At her new boarding school, Lainey Young has visions that confirm she is one of the Sententia—a society for the psychically gifted. However, she and her crush Carter Penrose soon learn that the extent of her powers may be putting her in danger. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Love’s Grace Trilogy
DB80402 35 hours 32 minutes
by Jennifer Delamere
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Romance trilogy, written between 2012 and 2014, features faith, trust, and second chances. In An Heiress at Heart, a woman returns after years in exile and falls for a clergyman. Trilogy also includes two gentle love stories: A Lady Most Lovely and A Bride for the Season. 2012.

Drake’s Rakes, Books 1– 3
DB80535 38 hours 18 minutes
by Eileen Dreyer
read by Eva Wilhelm
Books one through three, written between 2010 and 2011, feature couples with devastating secrets and steadfast loyalties. In Barely a Lady, Olivia Grace reluctantly helps her wounded ex-husband and reignites their passion. Includes Never a Gentleman and Always a Temptress. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2011.

Twice in a Lifetime
DB82192 9 hours 22 minutes
by Dorothy Garlock
read by Widdi Turner
Nine years after losing her husband in World War II, Clara Sinclair is dealing with a rebellious teenage son and a lecherous boss. Enter drag race driver Drake McCoy, who thought he was just passing through the small town of Sunset—until he meets Clara. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

His Wicked Reputation
DB81652 10 hours 22 minutes
by Madeline Hunter
read by Patricia Kilgarriff
The illegitimate son of a duke, Gareth Fitzallen possesses a salacious reputation and the advantages of wealth. When he arrives to claim a nearby property, neighbor Eva Russell is warned to protect her sister. Eva, however, is the one in danger. Explicit descriptions of sex and some violence. 2015.

Wicked Little Secrets
DB81584 10 hours 37 minutes
by Susanna Ives
read by Patricia Kilgarriff
Vivienne Taylor is engaged to a wealthy and perfectly correct man. When she is threatened with blackmail, however, she turns to her roguish childhood friend, Viscount Dashiell. Vivienne is the one woman Dashiell would do anything to protect. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian
DB81922 18 hours 55 minutes
by E.L. James
read by Zachary Webber
Wealthy CEO Christian Grey initiates the young Anastasia Steele into a world of bondage and submission in this retelling of the erotic bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey (DB74504) from Christian’s point of view. His controlled, confident facade hides a dark past and emotional scars. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

If the Viscount Falls
DB81220 9 hours 55 minutes
by Sabrina Jeffries
read by Emily Pike
Dominick Manton, Viscount Rathmoor, is trying to right the wrongs of his past. He agrees to help ex-fiancée Jane Vernon, whom he still loves, find her missing cousin, who was married to his late brother. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Bringing Home the Bad Boy
DB81654 10 hours 2 minutes
by Jessica Lemmon
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Tattoo artist Evan Downey and his seven-year-old son Lyon move back to the town where he met his deceased wife, Rae. Rae’s best friend, Charlotte, welcomes them home and attempts to help them adjust. Sparks fly between Evan and Charlotte. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2015.

Silver Linings
DB82284 9 hours 0 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by Lorelei King
At Cedar Cove’s Rose Harbor Inn, innkeeper Jo Marie thought that things were good between her and handyman Mark. Suddenly, however, he announces he is leaving town. Meanwhile, two guests at the inn have come to town for their ten-year high school reunion seeking closure. Sequel to Love Letters (DB79597). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Highland Guard Series, Books 1– 3
DB80810 40 hours 47 minutes
by Monica McCarty
read by Jill Fox
Books one through three feature romances between Scottish warriors and their ladies as they fight against the English. In The Chief, swordsman chief Tor MacLeod is dedicated to his clan but wishes to avoid war. Includes The Hawk and The Ranger. Explicit descriptions of sex and some violence. 2010.

Highland Guard Series, Books 4– 6
DB80811 45 hours 29 minutes
by Monica McCarty
read by Carol Dines
Books four through six, written between 2011 and 2012, feature warriors dedicated to fighting for Scotland’s sovereignty and their loves. In The Viper, a mercenary falls for an imprisoned woman who needs to save her daughter. Includes The Saint and The Recruit. Explicit descriptions of sex and some violence. 2012.

Highland Guard Series, Books 7– 9
DB80874 40 hours 39 minutes
by Monica McCarty
read by various narrators
Books seven through nine, written between 2013 and 2014, feature Highland warriors and the women that tame them. In The Hunter, a talented tracker vows to keep a forbidden woman from his past safe. Includes The Raider and The Arrow. Explicit descriptions of sex and some violence. 2014.

Hot in the Kitchen Series, Books 1– 3
DB80845 33 hours 19 minutes
by Kate Meader
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Books one through three, written between 2013 and 2014, feature food-infused steamy romances. In Feel the Heat, Lili creates a recipe for disaster when she tries to seduce a British celebrity chef. Includes All Fired Up and Hot and Bothered. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Echo Lake
DB81103 8 hours 27 minutes
by Carla Neggers
read by Dale Allen
While restoring a stately 1912 country home, Heather Sloan encounters a man from her past, Diplomatic Security Service agent Brody Hancock. His sudden interest in her causes Heather to suspect his motives. Sequel to Cider Brook (DB78445). Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Can’t Buy Me Love
DB82020 12 hours 13 minutes
by Molly O’Keefe
read by Susan Denaker
Lyle Baker is dying and asks Tara Jean Sweet to pose as his gold-digger fiancée in order to lure his children, Luc and Victoria, home to his Texas ranch. After Lyle is gone, Luc and Tara fight each other and their mutual attraction. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Can’t Hurry Love
DB82191 12 hours 0 minutes
by Molly O’Keefe
read by Susan Denaker
Her husband’s disgrace and suicide left Victoria Schulman devastated, so she turns to her father’s Texas ranch for a new start. She wants to convert it into a luxury spa, but Eli Turnbull has spent years hoping to buy back his family’s land. Sequel to Can’t Buy Me Love (DB82020). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Boyfriend Shopping
DB81414 7 hours 12 minutes
by Earl Sewell and others
read by Mary Kane
Three teen holiday romances. In Earl Sewell’s “Shopping for My Boyfriend,” Anna’s longtime crush, Jeremy, finally asks her to be his girlfriend. Thrilled, she does something amazing to get him the perfect gift. Includes stories by Caridad Ferrer and Deidre Berry. Some strong language. For senior high readers. 2014.

Second Chance Summer
DB82094 10 hours 4 minutes
by Jill Shalvis
read by Karen White
Still haunted by memories of her sister’s tragic death, Lily Danville heads home to Cedar Ridge, Colorado, after losing her job in San Diego. She finds work at the local ski resort spa and runs into firefighter Aidan Kincaid, who reminds her of what she lost. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Catch a Mate
DB80867 12 hours 59 minutes
by Gena Showalter
read by Carol Dines
When suspicious women need to nab their unfaithful husbands in the act, they hire Jillian Greene at Catch a Mate. But when her boss hires Marcus Brody to test female fidelity, sparks fly and tension rises. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2007.

The Rosie Effect
DB81299 10 hours 40 minutes
by Graeme Simsion
read by Guy Williams
Happily married, after The Rosie Project (DB78150), Don and Rosie are living in New York City when Rosie announces she is pregnant. Don has made great strides in adapting his highly regimented life for Rosie, but this is a new challenge. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2014.

The Bourbon Kings
DB82339 12 hours 47 minutes
by J.R. Ward
read by Alexander Cendese
The Bradfords own Easterly, the largest bourbon distillery in Kentucky, and Lane Bradford is their prodigal son. When he reconnects with Easterly’s head gardener and his former love, Lizzie, they face obstacles, such as Lane’s wife and his manipulative family. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Dark Lover, Lover Eternal, Lover Awakened
DB81597 46 hours 19 minutes
by J.R. Ward
read by Kurt Elftmann
Books one through three, written between 2005 and 2006, of paranormal romances about a society of vampire warriors who band together to defend their race against de-souled humans known as lessers. Includes Dark Lover, Lover Eternal, and Lover Awakened. Violence, explicit descriptions of sex, and some strong language. 2006.

The King: The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 12
DB81445 22 hours 7 minutes
by J.R. Ward
read by Jim Frangione
Wrath, heir to the throne and last of the pureblood vampires, has finally accepted his role as King. He faces a war with the Lessening Society, a threat from the Band of Bastards, and the desire of his mate Beth to have a child. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Lover Avenged
DB81638 23 hours 10 minutes
by J.R. Ward
read by Jim Frangione
Drug lord and club owner Rehvenge has a secret that forces him to keep a safe distance from the Black Dagger Brotherhood, until someone hires him to kill their king, Wrath. The only light in his world is Ehlena, a vampire nurse he can’t forget. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

Lover Unleashed
DB81515 18 hours 35 minutes
by J.R. Ward
read by Jim Frangione
Payne, a vampire, suffers a terrible injury and must rely on human surgeon Manuel Manello to save her. Attraction flares between them, but they contend with their differing natures. Meanwhile, someone is still out to settle an old score with Payne. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

Lover at Last
DB81491 22 hours 25 minutes
by J.R. Ward
read by Jim Frangione
Qhuinn is a formidable fighter in the wars against the Lessening Society, despite being disavowed by his bloodline. While it seems like the perfect chance at gaining a family when he is matched with a Chosen female, he longs to be with another. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Shadows
DB81446 22 hours 11 minutes
by J.R. Ward
read by Jim Frangione
Trez is on the run from a life of sexual slavery. The only person he trusts is his brother iAm. When he meets Selena, he longs for another life and a chance at real love, but he is committed to marrying the Queen of the S’Hsibe’s daughter. Sequel to The King (DB81445). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Total Surrender
DB82153 12 hours 46 minutes
by Rebecca Zanetti
read by Karen White
Jory Dean, youngest of four brothers genetically modified by the government to be the perfect soldiers, has resurfaced after being missing in action. He kidnaps computer hacker Piper Oliver in hopes she can save him and his brothers, but he never intended to fall for her. Sequel to Blind Faith (DB80563). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Science Fiction

Brave New Worlds
DB81471 26 hours 25 minutes
edited by John Joseph Adams
read by Joe Peck
An anthology of short fiction collecting dystopian stories over a thirty-year period. Includes stories by Ursula K. Le Guin, Cory Doctorow, M. Rickert, Paolo Bacigalupi, Orson Scott Card, Neil Gaiman, Ray Bradbury, and many others. Some violence and some strong language. 2011.

Dark Intelligence
DB81058 16 hours 17 minutes
by Neal Asher
read by Gregory Gorton
Thorvald wakes to find himself revived from death a century later. The rogue AI that caused his death is still loose, and Spear vows revenge. He hires crime boss Isobel, who has become part AI, but something in her upgrades triggers a frightening transformation. Strong language and some violence. 2015.

Use of Weapons: A Culture Novel
DB81441 13 hours 32 minutes
by Iain M. Banks
read by Peter Kenny
Cheradenine Zakalwe, one of the foremost agents of Special Circumstances, changes the destinies of planets to suit the Culture. The drone Skaffen-Amtiskaw knew both him and the woman who had plucked him from obscurity, but could not imagine the horrors from Zakalwe’s past. Sequel to Player of Games (DBC00133). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1990.

Karen Memory
DB81420 10 hours 15 minutes
by Elizabeth Bear
read by Marsha Rehns
In a steampunk nineteenth-century Seattle, airships fly and mechanicals roam. Karen works in a high-class bordello. Trouble erupts when a girl seeks sanctuary, chased by a man with a machine that can control a person’s mind and actions. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

H2O
DB81542 9 hours 18 minutes
by Virginia Bergin
read by Kristin Allison
When a strange rain falls bearing a deadly pathogenic bacteria, Ruby finds herself alone, and the only drinkable water will soon run out. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Ruins and Visitors
DB81084 33 hours 42 minutes
by Orson Scott Card
read by Alec Volz
In Ruins, Rigg manipulates time and travels back 11,000 years to the arrival of human starships. In Visitors, Rigg uses his powers to try to save the world and end the war once and for all. Trilogy began with Pathfinder (DB72887). For junior and senior high readers. 2014.

Time Salvager
DB82186 15 hours 39 minutes
by Wesley Chu
read by Kevin T. Collins
Mankind has abandoned a now-toxic Earth. Those delaying the demise of humanity have recruited a few individuals as chronmen, who travel through time to recover resources. On his final mission, however, James breaks the law and brings someone forward in time, turning both of them into fugitives. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Armada
DB82109 11 hours 50 minutes
by Ernest Cline
read by Wil Wheaton
Zack Lightman wishes the world were more like the science fiction books, movies, and videogames he consumes. Then one day he sees a flying saucer, surprisingly similar to those from his favorite game, Armada. Now his skills and those of other gamers are needed to save the world. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Edge of Dark: The Glittering Edge, Book 1
DB81418 14 hours 5 minutes
by Brenda Cooper
read by Nick DePinto
Society has banished all near-AI beyond the Edge long ago. Now Ranger Charlie never wants to leave the restored planet Lym, until tourist Nona brings news of outlaws from the Edge. The brilliant intelligences of the Edge are coming. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Godzilla: The Official Movie Novelization
DB81187 8 hours 48 minutes
by Greg Cox
read by Robert Sams
An enormous mutated reptile battles MUTOs—Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organisms. These gigantic parasitic creatures feed on man-made radiation and now threaten humanity’s very existence. Violence and some strong language. 2014.

Vanishing Acts: A Science Fiction Anthology
DB81619 12 hours 15 minutes
edited by Ellen Datlow
read by Johnny Drago
In this collection of science fiction short stories, the connecting theme is “endangered species,” loosely interpreted to even include, in some cases, the human race. Presents both reprints and original stories. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2001.

Challenger’s Hope: The Seafort Saga, Book 2
DB82155 16 hours 25 minutes
by David Feintuch
read by Vikas Adam
Nicholas Seafort has won command of his first ship, but Admiral Tremaine demotes him to a smaller, overcrowded ship and ignores Seafort’s reports of alien life on Hope Nation. After an alien attack and the admiral’s betrayal, Seafort finds himself stranded aboard a ship short of supplies. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1995.

Children of Hope: The Seafort Saga, Book 7
DB82195 26 hours 49 minutes
by David Feintuch
read by Josh Hurley
Randy, the son of Derek Carr, blames Nicholas Seafort for his father’s death. An act of defiance against the Church launches Randy on the path to face Hope Nation’s church leaders, alien invaders, and Nicholas Seafort himself. The vengeance of one fourteen-year-old boy could cost Nicholas his life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2001.

Fisherman’s Hope: The Seafort Saga, Book 4
DB82157 19 hours 50 minutes
by David Feintuch
read by Vikas Adam
Newly appointed naval commandant Nicholas Seafort’s past catches up with him when a politician blackmails him into giving up his commission. An alien attack revives Nick’s career, however, and he must lead Earth’s defenses against annihilation. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1996.

Midshipman’s Hope: The Seafort Saga, Book 1
DB82099 16 hours 21 minutes
by David Feintuch
read by Vikas Adam
Young Nicholas Seafort serves as a lowly midshipman on the space ship bound for the Hope Nation colony. When the senior officer is killed, however, he is thrust into leadership and must protect those aboard from a deadly epidemic, corrupted navigation computers, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1994.

Patriarch’s Hope: The Seafort Saga, Book 6
DB82194 18 hours 50 minutes
by David Feintuch
read by Vikas Adam
Earth is facing ecological collapse. To make matters worse, political renegades have hijacked an orbital platform, holding millions hostage. Unarmed, with only civilians and children to aid him, UN Secretary-General Nicholas Seafort must go to war once more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1999.

Prisoner’s Hope: The Seafort Saga, Book 3
DB82156 20 hours 6 minutes
by David Feintuch
read by Vikas Adam
Assigned to Hope Nation while recovering from his injuries, Captain Nicholas Seafort begins work as a liaison to the wealthy planters whose holdings are vital to Earth-Hope Nation relations. Soon, however, the planters rebel and declare their independence, fearing that Earth has abandoned them to an alien attack. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1995.

Voices of Hope: The Seafort Saga, Book 5
DB82158 20 hours 43 minutes
by David Feintuch
read by Jed Drummond
Nick Seafort has retired as the Secretary-General of the United Nations. When his son, Philip, follows a friend into the dangerous lower levels of New York City, however, Nick must return to save him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1996.

Star Wars: Dark Disciple
DB82053 11 hours 13 minutes
by Christie Golden and Katie Lucas
read by Marc Thompson
Sith Lord Count Dooku’s brutal tactics lead the Jedi Council to target him directly. To hunt him, the Council pairs Jedi Knight Quinlan Vos with infamous one-time Sith acolyte Asajj Ventress, who once served Dooku. Ventress is determined to achieve retribution and escape her dark Sith past. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

BZRK Apocalypse
DB81203 12 hours 10 minutes
by Michael Grant
read by Kurt Elftmann
Noah and Sadie continue to fight the war being waged in the macro and the nano. But they wonder whether the Armstrong twins are the true enemy, or if it is the mysterious Lear instead? Sequel to BZRK Reloaded (DB77326). Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Tigerman
DB81029 14 hours 3 minutes
by Nick Harkaway
read by Ray Foushee
Sergeant Lester Ferris has been sent to the island of Mancreu to serve out his remaining years. There, he meets and becomes the unofficial guardian of a young boy, who calls himself Robin. They must uncover a conspiracy behind a murder. Violence and strong language. ALA Notable Book. 2014.

Hellhole Inferno: The Hellhole Trilogy, Book 3
DB81238 20 hours 20 minutes
by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson
read by Erik Sandvold
After the events of Hellhole Awakening (DB76662), the people of Hellhole rally against the rogue Xayans. The Queen of Sonjeera leaves on a diplomatic mission to Hellhole, where she learns the orthodox Xayans had developed their minds in a new and dangerous way. Violence and some strong language. 2014.

Stone Rider
DB82184 8 hours 20 minutes
by David Hofmeyr
read by Matthew Morgan
Adam Stone, seeking revenge and redemption from his past, enters a brutal motorcycle race and is determined to win a chance to escape his dying world. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Half Way Home
DB80876 6 hours 32 minutes
by Hugh Howey
read by Todd Fox
Fewer than sixty young people awaken on a distant planet. Their colony ship is on fire, and everyone else is dead. They’ve only received half their training and are being asked to conquer the planet. First, however, they must survive each other. Some violence and some strong language. 2013.

Sand
DB81315 9 hours 54 minutes
by Hugh Howey
read by David DeBoy
In post-apocalyptic Colorado, now covered in sand, one family struggles to survive. Palmer, Victoria, Rob, and Conner all take on the dangerous job of working as sand divers. On a particularly dangerous dive, Palmer discovers the legendary, buried city of “Danver.” Strong language and some violence. 2014.

The Shift Omnibus
DB80454 17 hours 31 minutes
by Hugh Howey
read by Jeff Allin
The world of The Wool Omnibus (DB75396) is explained, as newly-elected Congressman Donald Keene is tapped to shepherd the building of silos meant to protect the populace in case of danger. Secrets threaten his work. Originally published as three short ebooks. Strong language and some violence. 2013.

Artemis Invaded
DB82055 10 hours 59 minutes
by Jane Lindskold
read by Joe Barrett
Archaeologist Griffin wishes to bring news of the Artemis discovery home. He, Adara, and Sand Shadow set out to find another repository of ancient technology, hoping that Griffin will be able to contact his ship. Meanwhile, Griffin has unwittingly left a trail that leads invaders right to Artemis. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Three-Body Problem
DB80931 13 hours 58 minutes
by Cixin Liu
read by Gary Tipton
A secret military project broadcasts signals into space to establish extraterrestrial contact, but when an alien civilization on the brink of destruction intercepts them, they decide to invade Earth. In response, sides form between those who would fight the invaders or welcome them. Originally published in Chinese. Some strong language. 2006.

Breaking Sky
DB81276 9 hours 51 minutes
by Cori McCarthy
read by Emily Pike Stewart
Chase Harcourt, call sign “Nyx,” flies experimental jets at the United Star Academy in the year 2048. Few are aware of her painful past, and as the world tilts toward war, Chase cracks open a dangerous military secret. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Extinction: The Remaining, Book 6
DB82237 12 hours 27 minutes
by D.J. Molles
read by Christian Rummel
In this final book of the series, taking place after the events of Allegiance: The Remaining, Book 5 (DB81460), Captain Lee Harden and a group of survivors, bolstered with new allies, continue the struggle to establish a safe haven from which society can be rebuilt. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Refugees: The Remaining, Book 3
DB81390 14 hours 16 minutes
by D.J. Molles
read by Joe Wilson
Three months after finding Camp Ryder during the events of Aftermath (DB81290), Lee Harden is on the verge of establishing a hub of safety. Not everyone agrees with his mission or his methods, however. Tensions within camp leadership come to a head. Violence and strong language. 2012.

Day 21
DB82151 6 hours 29 minutes
by Kass Morgan
read by various narrators
It’s been twenty-one days since the hundred juvenile delinquents landed on Earth for recolonization. They’re the only humans to set foot on the planet in centuries—or so they thought. Facing an unknown enemy, the hundred struggle to survive. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Now That You’re Here: Duplexity, Part 1
DB81128 6 hours 7 minutes
by Amy K. Nichols
read by Marsha Rehns
When street-smart graffiti artist Danny is jolted into a parallel world, only Eevee, an alluring science geek, has the knowledge to get him home. But as he falls for her, Danny isn’t so sure home is where he wants to be. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

All Those Vanished Engines
DB80915 8 hours 29 minutes
by Paul Park
read by Andy Pyle
Set in an alternate-history America. The first part falls after the Civil War as the Queen of the North negotiates a two-nation settlement. The second part explores early twenty-first-century Massachusetts. The final section features a near-future dystopian America and a virtual reality called Second Life. Some strong language. 2014.

The End of All Things
DB82198 11 hours 28 minutes
by John Scalzi
read by various narrators
After the events of The Human Division (DB78080), the Colonial Union’s ranks are depleted, leaving many of the struggling colonies vulnerable. Colonial Defense Forces Lieutenant Harry Wilson must race against the clock to defeat a CU attacker and seek peace with Earth to keep humanity’s union intact. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Clash of Eagles
DB81525 15 hours 20 minutes
by Alan Smale
read by Robert Sams
In a world where the Roman Empire never fell, the Emperor sends Praetor Gaius Marcellinus to newly discovered North America to conquer the native peoples and secure resources for Rome. They meet greater resistance than expected, and Marcellinus is captured by the Cahokia people. Violence and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Dark Lightning
DB80905 15 hours 29 minutes
by John Varley
read by Margaret Strom
The starship Rolling Thunder is traveling to New Earth. Its inventor, Jubal, remains largely in suspended animation, with visits to his family, including his twin daughters, Polly and Cassie. This time, however, he announces the ship must stop or everyone will die. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Cobra Outlaw: Cobra Rebellion, Book 2
DB81092 12 hours 55 minutes
by Timothy Zahn
read by Jon Huffman
The technologically enhanced human warriors, the Cobra warriors, must now face trouble from their own kind. The Broom clan faces war, and Paul Broom is taken prisoner to search his memories for military information. Meanwhile, rebellion brews against the Dominion and Jason seeks information on Troft. Some violence. 2015.

Short Stories

The Beat Goes On: The Complete Rebus Stories
DB82243 20 hours 31 minutes
by Ian Rankin
read by various narrators
A comprehensive collection of short fiction centered on Scottish detective John Rebus, including two new stories. The stories span the detective’s career, from his beginning as a young detective constable in “Dead and Buried” through his retirement in “The Very Last Drop.” Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The American Lover: And Other Stories
DB81376 6 hours 12 minutes
by Rose Tremain
read by Catherine Byers
Novelist Tremain turns again to the short story for this collection of thirteen tales, ranging across time periods and geographic settings. All delve into the interiority of Tremain’s characters, laying bare their secrets and emotions. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Istanbul Noir
DB80579 8 hours 52 minutes
edited by Mustafa Ziyalan and Amy Spangler
read by Gary Tipton
Sixteen crime stories set in the Turkish city at the crossroads of East and West. In Ismail Güzelsoy’s “Thetongueoftheflames,” a man has finished serving a twelve-year prison term for burning an acrobat’s girlfriend to death. The acrobat has avenged the killing with a similar murder each year. Some strong language. 2008.

Spies and Espionage

Spy Games
DB82288 13 hours 18 minutes
by Adam Brookes
read by Richard Coyle
Journalist Philip Mangan goes into hiding after Chinese agents identify him as a spy. After he is caught in a terrorist attack, however, Mangan finds himself back in the game. Meanwhile, a key British intelligence source is murdered after meeting with spy Trish Patterson. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Coup d’État
DB81383 17 hours 31 minutes
by Ben Coes
read by Erik Sandvold
Peace breaks down between Pakistan and India, prompting the United States to intervene. With Pakistan in the hands of a religious radical, only Dewey Andreas possesses the skills to infiltrate the live war theater and remove the Pakistani president from power. Sequel to Power Down (DB81246). Violence and strong language. 2011.

Eye for an Eye
DB81404 15 hours 27 minutes
by Ben Coes
read by Erik Sandvold
Dewey Andreas uncovers a mole embedded in Israel’s Mossad, triggering another plot. The mole was an asset of Chinese intelligence, and China’s response is to place a kill order on Andreas. When Jessica dies instead, however, Andreas vows revenge. Sequel to The Last Refuge (DB81294). Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Last Refuge
DB81294 14 hours 6 minutes
by Ben Coes
read by Erik Sandvold
Following the events of Coup d’État (DB81383), the Iranian secret service captures Israeli Special Forces commander Kohl Meir while he is in New York to recruit Dewey Andreas for a secret operation regarding nuclear weapons in Iran. Now Dewey must rescue Meir. Strong language and some violence. 2012.

The Assassination Option: A Clandestine Operations Novel
DB80481 11 hours 35 minutes
by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth
read by James Konicek
James Cronley is now Chief, DCI, Europe, in charge of a top-secret spy operation, despite the Soviets, the Pentagon, and J. Edgar Hoover. Meanwhile, he’s discovered a surprising alliance, and he has a rendezvous with an undercover agent against the Soviets. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Too Bad to Die
DB81368 11 hours 15 minutes
by Francine Mathews
read by Matthew Brenher
Bored intelligence officer Ian Fleming spends his spare time spinning stories of James Bond, but his life becomes far more exciting upon learning that Hitler’s top assassin plans to infiltrate the Tehran Conference. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla
DB82239 12 hours 22 minutes
by Lauren Willig
read by Kate Reading
Lucien, duke of Belliston, has returned to England to investigate the death of his parents. Gossip about his long absence includes the theory that he is now a vampire. Sally Fitzhugh doesn’t believe the rumors, even after she and Lucien stumble upon an exsanguinated body. Sequel to The Passion of the Purple Plumeria (DB78006). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Suspense

Protocol Zero
DB82376 13 hours 8 minutes
by James Abel
read by Ray Porter
A family of researchers is found dead, and Joe Rush discovers that they were infected with the deadliest disease on Earth, one which is always fatal but not usually contagious. Rush will have to uncover the answers hidden in the Arctic before it’s too late. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Sleepyhead and Scaredy Cat
DB81649 25 hours 36 minutes
by Mark Billingham
read by Joe Wilson
The first two entries in the series featuring London’s Detective Inspector Tom Thorne were written in 2001 and 2002. In Sleepyhead, someone is trying to perfect locked-in syndrome on his victims. Scaredy Cat involves parallel killers—one willing, the other terrified. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2002.

The Girl without a Name
DB82277 9 hours 45 minutes
by Sandra Block
read by Jennifer Nittoso
Psychiatrist Zoe Goldman is stumped when a young girl is found wandering the streets of Buffalo in a catatonic state. Zoe’s treatment is the last hope to discover the girl’s identity. But someone wants to make sure this young girl never remembers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Friction
DB82244 11 hours 41 minutes
by Sandra Brown
read by Stephen Lang
After his wife’s death, Texas Ranger Crawford’s young daughter moved in with her grandparents, but now Crawford wants custody. Judge Holly Spencer’s opinion of him skyrockets when a gunman barges into the courtroom, and Crawford saves Holly. But then he uncovers a horrifying truth about the incident. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Driving Heat
DB82371 12 hours 32 minutes
by Richard Castle
read by Robert Petkoff
NYPD homicide detective Nikki Heat is promoted to captain just in time to handle a thrilling investigation. But Captain Heat’s fiancé, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Jameson Rook, meddles in the case. Their parallel lives not only cross, they collide in this early test of their engagement. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Make Me: A Jack Reacher Novel
DB82278 14 hours 5 minutes
by Lee Child
read by Dick Hill
Wanderer Jack Reacher discovers the tiny town of Mother’s Rest, which is hidden in a thousand square miles of wheat fields. He meets worried Michelle Chang there, who mistakes Reacher for her missing partner in a private investigation that turned lethal. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Pocket Wife
DB81282 10 hours 0 minutes
by Susan Crawford
read by Suzanne Duvall
Dana Catrell awakens, hungover, to the sound of an ambulance heading towards her friend and neighbor Celia’s house. She has a patchy memory of being at Celia’s that afternoon, and now Celia is dead from a vicious attack. Did Dana have anything to do with it? Strong language. 2015.

Radiant Angel
DB81690 10 hours 30 minutes
by Nelson DeMille
read by Scott Brick
When a colonel in the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service posing as a diplomat mysteriously disappears from a Russian oligarch’s party in Southampton, it’s up to John Corey—now with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group—to track him down. Corey fears this disappearance signifies a possible nuclear threat—a so-called radiant angel. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Solitude Creek
DB81489 13 hours 49 minutes
by Jeffery Deaver
read by January LaVoy
After a false cry of fire at a small concert, six people die and others are seriously injured in the panicked stampede. CBI agent Kathryn Dance discovers that the perpetrator—a man obsessed with turning people’s own fears and greed into weapons—has more attacks planned. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Shady Cross
DB80944 11 hours 11 minutes
by James Hankins
read by Jim Zeiger
Petty thief Stokes is run off a wooded road in a car accident. The other driver—who didn’t survive—has a bag stuffed with hundreds of thousands of dollars that Stokes takes. Then a cell-phone call from the dead man’s little girl reveals that it is ransom money. Violence and strong language. 2015.

Deeply Rooted
DB81350 6 hours 24 minutes
by Ice Mike
read by Bob Moore
Twenty-five years after thug Bad Boy stole $5 million from a drug kingpin and killed him, Bad Boy spills his secrets to his cellmate. Soon, many people, including Bad Boy’s gangbanger son Wahdatah, are searching for the lost money. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Splendour Falls
DB81439 12 hours 8 minutes
by Susanna Kearsley
read by Barbara Rosenblat
Emily travels to the French town of Chinon with her cousin Harry, who abandons her soon after arriving. As she explores the town, she uncovers the stories of two Isabelles, a medieval queen and a woman who loved a Nazi soldier. The secrets Em uncovers threaten her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1995.

The Bullet
DB81533 10 hours 55 minutes
by Mary Louise Kelly
read by Gabriella Cavallero
When a painful wrist results in thirty-seven-year-old Georgetown professor Caroline Cashion getting an MRI, she is astonished to learn that she has a bullet lodged in her neck. Her parents’ reaction sends Caroline on a dangerous quest into her past. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Last Words
DB82323 14 hours 47 minutes
by Michael Koryta
read by Robert Petkoff
Ten years earlier, a teenage girl disappeared inside an elaborate cave system. Days later, Ridley Barnes emerged carrying Sarah Martin’s lifeless body but with no memory of finding her. Tired of living under a cloud of suspicion, Barnes wants answers, even if they expose him as guilty. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Barkeep
DB80787 12 hours 52 minutes
by William Lashner
read by Jason Culp
Twenty-nine-year-old bartender Justin Chase leads a Zen-like existence after recovering from discovering his mother’s corpse six years earlier. Now, when a dying stranger claims he is the killer, Justin tries to determine if his incarcerated adulterous father was really innocent of setting up the murder. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Chill of Night
DB80416 16 hours 14 minutes
by John Lutz
read by Scott Brick
A serial killer stalking the streets of New York City leaves his calling card—a red letter J—on the bodies of his victims, all of them former jurors in murder cases in which a not guilty verdict was returned. Former homicide detective Artemis Beam goes after him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2006.

The Brass Cupcake
DB82234 7 hours 34 minutes
by John D. MacDonald
read by various narrators
Possibly the last honest man in crooked Florence City, Florida, ex-cop Cliff Bartells now works at an insurance company buying back stolen jewelry. When an affluent tourist from Boston is murdered over a hefty collection of jewelry, Cliff finds himself wrapped up in a case that’s making national headlines. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1950.

Dead Low Tide
DB82235 7 hours 5 minutes
by John D. MacDonald
read by various narrators
When college graduate Andy McClintock tries to quit his construction desk job, his boss offers him a promotion and a raise—but then promptly kills himself with a harpoon gun. The police rule it homicide—the weapon was Andy’s, and the boss’s wife claims that she and Andy were having an affair. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1953.

A Key to the Suite
DB82236 5 hours 53 minutes
by John D. MacDonald
read by various narrators
Loyal company man Floyd Hubbard arrives at a convention at a beach-town hotel with orders to fire a long-time sales-team manager who has been slacking off. What Hubbard doesn’t realize is that he’s the actual target. Call girl Cory Barlund—posing as a journalist—is to seduce him and publicly embarrass him in front of his colleagues. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1962.

Slam the Big Door
DB82270 8 hours 58 minutes
by John D. MacDonald
read by various narrators
Mike Rodenska, a former journalist grieving over the loss of his wife, pays his old war buddy, Troy Jamison, a long-overdue visit in Florida. He’s shocked to find that despite the indulgent exterior of Troy’s lush beach life, his career and private life are in shambles. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1960.

The Blackhouse
DB80297 13 hours 50 minutes
by Peter May
read by Don Feldheim
When a grisly murder occurs on the Isle of Lewis, with the hallmarks of a killing he’s investigating on the mainland, Edinburgh detective and native islander Fin Macleod returns home after two decades to see if there is a connection between the deaths. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2009.

White Crocodile
DB82011 9 hours 59 minutes
by K.T. Medina
read by Mary Jane Wells
Tess Hardy thought she had put Luke, her violent ex-husband, firmly in her past. Then he calls from Cambodia, where he is working as a mine clearer, and there’s something in his voice she hasn’t heard before: fear. Two weeks later, he’s dead. Against her better judgment, Tess goes to Cambodia. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The President’s Shadow
DB81721 11 hours 41 minutes
by Brad Meltzer
read by Scott Brick
National Archives staffer Beecher White is a member of a 200-year-old secret society founded by George Washington and charged with protecting the presidency. The discovery of a buried arm in the White House Rose Garden reveals a puzzle whose intended recipient isn’t the president. It’s Beecher himself. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Blood on Snow
DB81493 4 hours 0 minutes
by Jo Nesbo
read by Patti Smith
Olav is a talented contract killer for one of Oslo’s most powerful crime bosses. Olav knows his weaknesses, however, and he has a far-reaching capacity for love. While his latest job puts him at the pinnacle of his trade, it may be mutating into his greatest mistake. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Alert
DB82154 8 hours 29 minutes
by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
read by various narrators
After two inexplicable high-tech attacks, New York is on edge. Detective Michael Bennett, along with his old pal, the FBI’s Emily Parker, have to catch the shadowy criminals who claim responsibility—but they’re as good at concealing their identities as they are at wreaking havoc. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Every Fifteen Minutes
DB81465 13 hours 16 minutes
by Lisa Scottoline
read by Kristin Allison
After psychiatrist Eric Parrish reassures a dying woman that he will counsel her teenage grandson, he worries about the boy’s obsession with a girl. Meanwhile, Eric—who is dealing with his separation from his wife and young daughter—doesn’t realize that a sociopath is playing him. Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

One Step Too Far
DB80943 9 hours 19 minutes
by Tina Seskis
read by Cecelia Riddett
Something happened in Emily’s life to make her walk away from her house and her sleeping husband and start a new life in London with a new identity. But her exciting, risky, new life as Cat cannot completely eliminate her past. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Catch: A Vanessa Michael Munroe Novel
DB82059 13 hours 38 minutes
by Taylor Stevens
read by Hillary Huber
Guilt-ridden Munroe has fled to Djibouti, where she’s pressured to work as an armed guard on a ship bound for Kenya. Discovering the contract is a cover for a gunrunning operation, Monroe fights her way out—dragging the unconscious captain with her—when the ship is invaded off the Somali coast. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Doll: A Vanessa Michael Munroe Novel
DB82057 13 hours 49 minutes
by Taylor Stevens
read by Hillary Huber
Chameleon and hunter Munroe is kidnapped in Dallas and thrust into an underground world where females are merchandise ruled by a shadowy figure known as the Doll Maker. Munroe must either deliver a high-profile young woman or condemn to torture and certain death the one person she truly loves. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Innocent: A Vanessa Michael Munroe Novel
DB82018 12 hours 28 minutes
by Taylor Stevens
read by Hillary Huber
Eight years ago, a man walked five-year-old Hannah out the front doors of her school and spirited her over the Mexican border, taking her into the world of a cult known as The Chosen. Informationist Vanessa Michael Munroe is tasked with finding her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

The Vessel: A Vanessa Michael Munroe Novella
DB82058 3 hours 21 minutes
by Taylor Stevens
read by Hillary Huber
Vanessa Michael Munroe’s target has destroyed all that she loved and made a game of ruining lives. He surely knows she is coming for him. She knows his face and the name of a city. She will find him. Kill him. Simple as that. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Chasing Midnight
DB80495 9 hours 7 minutes
by Randy Wayne White
read by George Guidall
At a reception hosted by a notorious Russian black marketeer, Doc Ford uses darkness (and his friend Tomlinson) as cover to get an underwater look at the billionaire’s yacht. By the time Ford surfaces, everything has changed. Environmental extremists have taken control of the island. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

War

Green on Blue
DB81466 8 hours 10 minutes
by Elliot Ackerman
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Orphaned brothers Aziz and Ali scrape by in a small city in Afghanistan until Ali is injured in a Taliban raid. Aziz agrees to work for the local American-backed militia to ensure his brother’s care. He wants revenge for Ali, but becomes trapped in a cycle of violence. Some violence. 2015.

A God in Ruins
DB81443 16 hours 26 minutes
by Kate Atkinson
read by Alex Jennings
This companion to Life after Life (DB76417) describes the twentieth century through the experiences of Ursula’s younger brother Teddy—would-be poet, heroic pilot, husband, father, and grandfather—while he navigates the perils and progress of a rapidly changing world. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Burning Nation
DB81612 12 hours 32 minutes
by Trent Reedy
read by Andrew Eiden
After the events in Divided We Fall (DB78336), Idaho is a war zone under federal occupation, and Danny Wright and his friends in the Idaho Militia are determined to fight back and run guerrilla missions against the army. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Westerns

Into the Savage Country
DB81388 8 hours 59 minutes
by Shannon Burke
read by Joe Wilson
William Wyeth leaves 1820s St. Louis on a fur-trapping expedition but is injured. While convalescing, he falls in love with the widow Alene, but he still departs on an expedition into Crow territory, landing in the center of a boundary dispute. Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

Luke Jensen, Bounty Hunter; Dead Shot; Bloody Sunday
DB80516 23 hours 54 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Richard Davidson
First three novels, written between 2012 and 2014, of the series featuring Smoke Jensen’s long-lost brother, Luke. Confederate soldier Luke Jensen—shot and left for dead—is nursed back to health by a Georgia farmer and his daughter and becomes a bounty hunter. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Adult Nonfiction

Animals

Voices in the Ocean: A Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins
DB82327 11 hours 29 minutes
by Susan Casey
read by Cassandra Campbell
Recounts the author’s two-year global adventure exploring the nature of dolphins and their interactions with humans. Examines the careers of others who work with dolphins and communities in which dolphins play interesting roles. Discusses the ways they are mistreated by the captivity industry. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

Arts

Follies of God: Tennessee Williams and the Women of the Fog
DB81541 19 hours 10 minutes
by James Grissom
read by Bill Wallace
As a young writer, author Grissom sent a letter to playwright Tennessee Williams, who invited him to New Orleans for a few days. He recorded the playwright’s reminiscences and promised to seek out the many actresses who shaped Williams’s work to ask them about his legacy. Some strong language. 2015.

Born with Teeth: A Memoir
DB81485 9 hours 25 minutes
by Kate Mulgrew
read by Kate Mulgrew
The actress, famous for Star Trek: Voyager and Orange Is the New Black, chronicles her happy childhood in Iowa, her early training with Stella Adler, and her successful acting career. She reflects on setbacks and heartbreaks, including giving up her first child for adoption. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Wild Bill Wellman: Hollywood Rebel
DB81600 22 hours 31 minutes
by William Wellman
read by Steven Carpenter
Directing almost eighty films between 1923 and 1958, including the first film to win the Best Picture Oscar, William A. Wellman earned the nickname “Wild Bill” while serving in the French Foreign Legion in World War I. The director’s son details his father’s life and career. Some strong language. 2015.

Biography

The Light of the World: A Memoir
DB82146 3 hours 47 minutes
by Elizabeth Alexander
read by Elizabeth Alexander
Poet reflects on her life with her husband, his sudden and unexpected death at the age of fifty, and the ways she coped with the grief of his loss. Examines what attracted her to him, their life together as parents, and the type of man he was. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

A Fine Romance
DB81456 14 hours 1 minute
by Candice Bergen
read by Celeste Lawson
Picking up where her last memoir, Knock Wood (DB20641), left off, actress Bergen covers the past thirty years. She talks about her marriage to director Louis Malle, motherhood, her grief over Malle’s death, and, of course, her acting career, including her long run on Murphy Brown. 2015.

Bettyville: A Memoir
DB81397 11 hours 14 minutes
by George Hodgman
read by John Jessup
Hodgman—who was between editing jobs in New York City—describes returning to Paris, Missouri, to act as his widowed mother’s caretaker. He delves into their shared perfectionist loner personalities—now colored by prickly ninety-one-year-old Betty’s memory problems and failing health, and her only child’s drug past and homosexuality. Some strong language. 2015.

The Folded Clock: A Diary
DB81540 8 hours 21 minutes
by Heidi Julavits
read by Mare Trevathan
When novelist Julavits found the diaries she kept as a young girl, she hoped they would reveal depths of talent and potential. When they did not, she determined to keep a new diary for two years. The result is this collection of deeply personal and humorous essays. Some strong language. 2015.

Stalin: Volume I; Paradoxes of Power, 1878– 1928
DB80820 35 hours 15 minutes
by Stephen Kotkin
read by Bruce Huntey
First of a three-volume life of Ioseb Jughashvili (1878–1953), the Georgian cobbler’s son and seminarian who rose through the ranks of the Russian Bolshevik party under the nom de guerre Joseph Stalin, becoming at once a shrewd political operator, charismatic dictator, brutal despot, and cynical world leader. Violence. 2014.

José Martí: A Revolutionary Life
DB81150 16 hours 47 minutes
by Alfred J. López
read by Bruce Huntey
Biography of José Martí (1853– 1895), a poet, journalist, author, and freedom fighter, who played a seminal role in the independence of Cuba. His influential poetry, prose, and plays, together with the events of his singular, albeit brief, life earned him the appellation the “Apostle”—revered by Cubans of every political persuasion. 2014.

Silver Screen Fiend: Learning about Life from an Addiction to Film
DB81212 6 hours 43 minutes
by Patton Oswalt
read by Gary Telles
Actor Oswalt’s memoir of his obsession with film, from the time he moved to Los Angeles in the mid-1990s. While trying to break into the stand-up comedy scene, he spent every free moment at the movies—an immersion that helped shape him as an actor and a person. Some strong language. 2015.

Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League
DB82100 8 hours 6 minutes
by Dan-el Padilla Peralta
read by Dan-el Padilla Peralta
Dan-el Padilla Peralta recounts how he came to America from Santo Domingo as a boy; but, when his family’s visas lapsed, only his father returned home. Despite living in a homeless shelter, Dan-el eventually earned a scholarship to private school and later attended Princeton. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

My Salinger Year
DB82271 8 hours 14 minutes
by Joanna Rakoff
read by Joanna Rakoff
After leaving graduate school, Joanna Rakoff moved to New York City and worked as an assistant to J.D. Salinger’s literary agent. In this memoir, she recounts her work and her life in the city. She particularly discusses how she often pretended to be Salinger when answering his fan mail. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

Michelle Obama: A Life
DB81575 14 hours 34 minutes
by Peter Slevin
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Account of the life of First Lady Michelle Obama. Slevin begins with her working-class childhood in Chicago, continuing through her upbringing, education at Harvard Law School, and subsequent return to Chicago, where her work brought her together with Barack Obama. Also covers her time as First Lady. 2015.

Don’t Give Up, Don’t Give In: Lessons from an Extraordinary Life
DB81537 6 hours 11 minutes
by Louis Zamperini and David Rensin
read by Jim Zeiger
Words of wisdom from Zamperini (1917– 2014), the subject of Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken (DB72129). He remembers growing up in California, first as a troublemaker and then an Olympian who went to Berlin in 1936. Recalls his World War II service, his imprisonment, and his experiences and charitable acts after his return home. 2014.

Blindness and Physical Disabilities

Enabling Acts: The Hidden Story of How the Americans with Disabilities Act Gave the Largest US Minority Its Rights
DB82272 10 hours 58 minutes
by Lennard Davis
read by Kevin Stillwell
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) serves as the model for disability-based laws around the world. Disability scholar Lennard J. Davis recounts the behind-the-scenes narrative of how the bipartisan bill came to be as well as discussing its long-reaching impacts. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Business and Economics

Empire of Cotton: A Global History
DB80856 20 hours 17 minutes
by Sven Beckert
read by Peter Johnson
Historian Sven Beckert recounts the rise and fall of the cotton empire, its centrality to world economics, and its making and remaking of global capitalism. Beckert tracks these changes over time, examining market dynamics and cultural implications across the globe and the constant power struggles that pervade this market. 2014.

Peers Inc: How People and Platforms Are Inventing the Collaborative Economy and Reinventing Capitalism
DB82197 10 hours 2 minutes
by Robin Chase
read by Dina Pearlman
Cofounder of Zipcar discusses the ways digital infrastructure and crowd-sourcing can be leveraged to transform the economy. Details her history with Zipcar, examines similar businesses (including Uber and Airbnb), and considers ways to maximize investments in these types of companies. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Confessions of a Street Addict
DB81204 14 hours 5 minutes
by James J. Cramer
read by Robert Sams
Author of Jim Cramer’s Get Rich Carefully (DB78301) details his career on Wall Street. Discusses his fascination with stocks from a young age, his aborted journalism career, becoming a money manager, cofounding TheStreet.com, and the toll his obsession took on his personal relationships. Some strong language. 2002.

Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts—Becoming the Person You Want to Be
DB82139 6 hours 38 minutes
by Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter
read by Marshall Goldsmith
Examines the external factors that influence our behavioral responses—triggers—and that can negatively affect the immediate situation. Presents advice on ways to identify individual triggers, avoidance techniques, and turning negatives into positives. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2015.

Cowed: The Hidden Impact of 93 Million Cows on America’s Health, Economy, Politics, Culture, and Environment
DB81582 12 hours 5 minutes
by Denis Hayes and Gail Boyer Hayes
read by Peter Johnson
National coordinator of the first Earth Day in 1970, CEO Denis Hayes and his environmental lawyer wife, Gail Boyer Hayes, examine the impact of the cattle industry on the American environment. They discuss the domestication of cattle, their use in agriculture, and the future of the industry. 2015.

Money: Master the Game; 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom
DB80591 23 hours 54 minutes
by Tony Robbins
read by Barry Bernson
Tony Robbins discusses his approach to securing financial freedom and presents his research on the subject, as well as interviews with more than fifty other financial experts. 2014.

Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics
DB82054 13 hours 39 minutes
by Richard H. Thaler
read by L.J. Ganser
Economist details his development as a theorist of behavioral finance and economics. He argues for greater inclusion of human behavior in the development of economic forecasting to better predict when those acts conflict with standard rational models, such as the 2007– 2008 American housing finance crisis. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Wealth Secrets of the One Percent: A Modern Manual to Getting Marvelously, Obscenely Rich
DB82287 12 hours 51 minutes
by Sam Wilkin
read by Joe Barrett
Economics consultant surveys the history of wealth from the time of the Romans and posits reasons why only a small percentage of a country’s or civilization’s populace accumulated a great percentage of its wealth. Examines modern economic constructs that benefit wealth concentration. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Career and Job Training

Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job, Kill It in Your Career, Rock Social Media
DB81616 7 hours 9 minutes
by Aliza Licht
read by Aliza Licht
Licht, communications executive for the fashion house Donna Karan International, shares her experiences identifying the career she wanted to pursue, getting jobs and making connections in the field, and creating a well-known and respected social-media presence. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter
DB81601 6 hours 40 minutes
by Nina MacLaughlin
read by Nicola Daval
MacLaughlin reflects on her journey from having a career as a journalist to becoming a carpenter. Describes her work history, answering an ad when she had no prior experience, learning from her employer and mentor, Mary, and building bookshelves for her father. Discusses carpentry industry statistics. Strong language. 2015.

I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time
DB82035 7 hours 32 minutes
by Laura Vanderkam
read by Laura Vanderkam
Using data collected through the Mosaic Project—a study of 1,001 time diaries by women with at least one minor child at home and earning over $100,000—journalist Vanderkam details strategies for maximizing time spent on work, home, and family. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Computers

Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World
DB81511 10 hours 22 minutes
by Bruce Schneier
read by Ken Kliban
Computer security expert details the state of data analysis in the twenty-first century, including the ways it is generated and collected, as well as how to protect it. He examines the entities collecting data, the ways data is analyzed, and the predictions it can make. 2015.

Consumerism

Chocolate: Sweet Science and Dark Secrets of the World’s Favorite Treat
DB81462 5 hours 47 minutes
by Kay Frydenborg
read by Bill Wallace
An account that captures the history and science as well as economic and cultural implications of the harvesting of cacao and creation of chocolate. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Cooking

Life from Scratch: A Memoir of Food, Family, and Forgiveness
DB81295 10 hours 51 minutes
by Sasha Martin
read by Catherine Byers
Originally intending to chronicle the four years she spent cooking dishes from every country in the world, blogger Martin instead reflects on the meaning of food and cooking in her life. She discusses growing up poor in Boston, her erratic placings in foster care, and time spent living abroad. 2015.

Proof: The Science of Booze
DB81210 8 hours 58 minutes
by Adam Rogers
read by Mark Delgado
Journalist investigates and explains the science behind beverage alcohol. Discusses the main ingredients common to all fermented and distilled drinks (yeast and sugar), steps in their creation, and their effects on the human body. 2014.

Crime

The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case: Race, Law, and Justice in the Reconstruction Era
DB80883 8 hours 28 minutes
by Michael A. Ross
read by Steven Carpenter
Combining history and true crime, this work examines a court case that caught the attention of the whole country. In 1870 New Orleans, two Afro-Creole women were accused of kidnapping a white baby from her home. The ensuing trial highlights the difficult race relations of the Reconstruction era. 2015.

Diet and Nutrition

The Age-Defying Diet: Outsmart Your Metabolism to Lose Weight—Up to Twenty Pounds in Twenty-One Days!—and Turn Back the Clock
DB81486 3 hours 37 minutes
by Caroline Apovian
read by Suehyla El-attar
Weight-loss doctor provides twenty-one-day program that she claims outsmarts the aging process and reverses the metabolic clock. The first week is meant to jump-start weight loss through smoothies, soups, and whole-food meals. The next two weeks are intended to help your body burn more fat and build more muscle. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Education

Tim Gunn: The Natty Professor; a Master Class on Mentoring, Motivating, and Making It Work!
DB81580 6 hours 7 minutes
by Tim Gunn
read by Guy Williams
As a professor at the Parsons School of Design and an advisor on Project Runway, Gunn has years of experience teaching and mentoring. He gives examples from his own life and career of his philosophy, summarized in the acronym T.E.A.C.H.: Truth-telling, Empathy, Asking, Cheerleading, and Hoping for the Best. 2015.

Family

Growing Up Duggar: It’s All about Relationships
DB80805 8 hours 21 minutes
by Jana Duggar and others
read by Nancy Lynne Walters
The four oldest daughters of the Duggar family (stars of the reality TV show 19 Kids and Counting) share their thoughts on maintaining healthy relationships with family, friends, self, and God. 2014.

The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart about Money
DB81163 6 hours 22 minutes
by Ron Lieber
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Lieber discusses the benefits of educating children on money in terms of both good financial behavior and setting priorities. Intended as a practical guidebook, it looks at such common issues as allowance, savings, charity, and part-time jobs. Lieber also identifies traits and virtues parents may try to instill. 2015.

Government and Politics

Unmanned: Drones, Data, and the Illusion of Perfect Warfare
DB82242 11 hours 40 minutes
by William M. Arkin
read by William M. Arkin
Arkin examines why seemingly successful wars linger on perpetually in early-twenty-first-century national security policy. Drone usage for spying and attacking is identified as a central problem. Arkin discusses the consequences of unchecked, unevaluated, and unending data gathering in the name of security. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

China 1945: Mao’s Revolution and America’s Fateful Choice
DB80693 19 hours 6 minutes
by Richard Bernstein
read by John Polk
The author examines America’s shifting dealings with China as friendly relations between the two countries devolved into hostility over the course of 1945 and continued on in a similar fashion for roughly a quarter century. Contributing political actions, propaganda, accusations, and journalism are analyzed alongside the resultant consequences. 2014.

The Myth of the Strong Leader: Political Leadership in Modern Politics
DB81087 19 hours 30 minutes
by Archie Brown
read by Bill Burton
A survey of political leadership over the past hundred years. Archie Brown argues that those who dominate are not necessarily the most successful or admirable. Brown compares leadership styles in a variety of political models such as democracy and authoritarian regimes and discusses the advantages of collegial leadership. 2014.

Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security
DB81054 9 hours 45 minutes
by Sarah Chayes
read by Suzanne Toren
Chayes postulates corruption as a link among the constant international security crises threatening the world. She examines the corruption present in a number of nations and ties in work from canonical political thinkers like Locke, Machiavelli, and Nizam al-Mulk, who all name corruption as a threat. 2015.

The Case against the Supreme Court
DB80731 15 hours 8 minutes
by Erwin Chemerinsky
read by Jon Huffman
Constitutional scholar Erwin Chemerinsky analyzes the work of the Supreme Court over the past two hundred years. He protests the general perception of the Court’s objectiveness and argues for term limits as well as a reassessment of the institution as a whole, drawing on particular past cases to support his arguments. 2014.

The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Thinking beyond America’s Disimagination Machine
DB81168 8 hours 6 minutes
by Henry A. Giroux
read by Jim Zeiger
In a series of connected essays, Giroux posits that state and corporate interests have coalesced to restrict civil rights, privatize public institutions, and diminish our collective capacity to participate as engaged citizens of a democracy. Instead, a culture of mass forgetfulness, obedience, and conformity has been cultivated. 2014.

The Crash of 2016: The Plot to Destroy America—and What We Can Do to Stop It
DB81602 9 hours 35 minutes
by Thom Hartmann
read by Dan Woren
Hartmann theorizes that the United States is on the brink of an economic implosion that will dwarf the Great Depression. In addition to arguments as to the cause of this, he discusses his views on how to survive and correct the current state of affairs. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Hundred-Year Marathon: China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower
DB81375 11 hours 35 minutes
by Michael Pillsbury
read by Peter Johnson
Using interviews with Chinese defectors and declassified national security documents, Pillsbury postulates a strategy on China’s part to supplant the United States as the world’s dominant power by 2049. The author also discusses how the American government has helped to further this cause, both purposefully and unwittingly. 2015.

The American Vice Presidency: From Irrelevance to Power
DB80697 21 hours 45 minutes
by Jules Witcover
read by Jack Fox
Political journalist Jules Witcover chronicles each of America’s 47 vice presidents, particularly their achievements during their tenures in the White House. Special attention is paid to the evolution of the role, from one of irrelevance to one with powers and responsibilities of its own. 2014.

Home Management

Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste
DB81192 10 hours 20 minutes
by Bea Johnson
read by Mary Kane
Author Bea Johnson shares the story of how she and her family learned to drastically reduce their waste to just one quart of garbage a year and cut their annual spending by forty percent. Includes specific how-to advice, tutorials, and recipes to use in daily life. 2013.

Journalism and the Media

Debunk It! How to Stay Sane in a World of Misinformation
DB81384 7 hours 45 minutes
by John Grant
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Award-winning author draws examples of bad evidence and poor argument from talk radio, political speech, and the Internet. Analyzes how bloggers and pundits disseminate misinformation and offers advice on using critical-thinking skills to create strong, fact-based counterarguments. Strong language. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2014.

Language

The Language Hoax: Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language
DB80847 6 hours 8 minutes
by John H. McWhorter
read by Bill Wallace
Linguist John McWhorter addresses the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, which argues that a person’s language affects how he or she perceives the world. McWhorter argues that this is false, and that this hypothesis only provides an obstacle to better understanding all of humanity. He posits that all humans think alike. 2014.

OK: The Improbable Story of America’s Greatest Word
DB81544 5 hours 37 minutes
by Allan Metcalf
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
The most ubiquitous and invisible of American expressions, “OK” is used countless times every day. Metcalf delves into the history of the word, what it stood for, its evolution, and the extent of its influence. 2011.

Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells a Story
DB81272 11 hours 5 minutes
by Michael Rosen
read by Jack Fox
Former U.K. Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen provides a history of the alphabet. The evolution of the letters, the history of language, lost letters, unusual sounds, the beginnings of the written word, codes, poetry, and even the writing of dictionaries are among the topics that come under discussion. 2015.

Literature

Loitering: New and Collected Essays
DB80851 9 hours 59 minutes
by Charles D’Ambrosio
read by Erik Sandvold
Collection of seventeen essays covering a variety of topics including whaling, J.D. Salinger, and growing up in Seattle. In the title essay, D’Ambrosio contemplates observing a fictional hostage standoff as a reporter and examines the people around him, also watching the scene unfold. 2014.

How to Be a Heroine: Or, What I’ve Learned from Reading Too Much
DB81017 8 hours 59 minutes
by Samantha Ellis
read by Nancy Lynne Walters
Playwright Samantha Ellis inspects several classic literary ladies, including both characters and writers. Ellis evaluates the role they have played in her life within a tight-knit Iraqi-Jewish community before expanding her scope to examine how timeless characters often serve as guides for how many people live their lives. 2014.

Essays after Eighty
DB80647 4 hours 37 minutes
by Donald Hall
read by Brian Hemmingsen
Former United States Poet Laureate and author of Unpacking the Boxes (DB68474), Hall (born 1928) ruminates on the life he has lived, as well as lives of his ancestors. Discusses writing, smoking and drinking, and traveling through post-World War II Europe. 2014.

When Books Went to War: The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II
DB80928 8 hours 52 minutes
by Molly Guptill Manning
read by Erin Jones
Attorney describes the Victory Book Campaign during World War II, which provided American soldiers with selected literature of note in the face of Nazi censorship and destruction of books. Discusses the impact the program had on the titles chosen and on the publishing industry. 2014.

Why Homer Matters
DB81094 11 hours 31 minutes
by Adam Nicolson
read by Lou Harpenau
Author of God’s Secretaries (DB56486) examines the historical impact and modern-day relevance of Homer’s epic poems The Iliad (DB66356) and The Odyssey (DB72052). Discusses the cultural traditions which influenced the stories, differing interpretations over the years, and ways to read Homer in the twenty-first century. 2014.

Goldeneye: Where Bond Was Born; Ian Fleming’s Jamaica
DB81547 13 hours 14 minutes
by Matthew Parker
read by J.P. Linton
Author of Panama Fever (DB66585) describes the Jamaica experienced by Ian Fleming, author of the James Bond series that includes Casino Royale (DB56134) and Dr. No (DB58875). Discusses the depictions of Jamaica in Fleming’s work, his platonic and romantic relationships there, and the history of Jamaica. 2015.

Medicine and Health

New Life, No Instructions: A Memoir
DB81635 4 hours 17 minutes
by Gail Caldwell
read by Gail Caldwell
Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s memoir about a dramatic turning point in her life. Childhood polio had left her with a painful limp. Mid-life, when a new doctor said she needed a hip replacement and that her leg could be lengthened, she realized she could now live pain free. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose up to Fifteen Pounds in Twenty-One Days
DB81016 9 hours 43 minutes
by Sara Gottfried
read by Suzanne Duvall
Gynecologist explains how female weight gain is the result of misfires involving seven metabolic hormones—estrogen, insulin, leptin, cortisol, thyroid, growth hormone, and testosterone. She outlines her three-week program of three-day bursts that address each of these hormones in turn through dietary changes. 2015.

The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults
DB80948 10 hours 33 minutes
by Frances E. Jensen
read by Kristin Allison
Interweaving scientific data with anecdotes drawn from her experiences as a parent and clinician, Jensen explores adolescent brain functioning and development, including learning and memory, and investigates the impact of influences such as drugs, multitasking, sleep, and stress. Provides practical suggestions for negotiating this difficult and dynamic life stage. 2015.

The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly: A Physician’s First Year
DB81520 8 hours 42 minutes
by Matt McCarthy
read by Matt McCarthy
Candid memoir of an intern year at a New York hospital takes readers into patients’ rooms and doctors’ conferences to witness a physician’s journey from ineptitude to competence. Over time, he learns from a brilliant advisor, his patients, and his own experience as a patient. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Patient’s Playbook: How to Save Your Life and the Lives of Those You Love
DB82333 10 hours 50 minutes
by Leslie D. Michelson
read by Leslie D. Michelson
Techniques for choosing a doctor, coordinating care, and achieving superior medical outcomes during every stage of life. Presents real-life examples that illuminate the author’s strategies for navigating complex situations. Explains the importance of having a primary care physician and how to protect against dangerous treatments. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Vitamania: Our Obsessive Quest for Nutritional Perfection
DB81191 13 hours 16 minutes
by Catherine Price
read by Faith Potts
Award-winning journalist examines the history of thirteen dietary supplements since their discovery early in the twentieth century. Investigates the complicated psychological relationship we’ve developed with these mysterious chemicals in pursuit of good health and challenges us to rethink our daily food choices. 2015.

Elle and Coach: Diabetes, the Fight for My Daughter’s Life, and the Dog Who Changed Everything
DB82331 5 hours 3 minutes
by Stefany Shaheen
read by various narrators
Author describes her endless attempts to manage her daughter Elle’s deadly and unpredictable Type 1 diabetes. Finally, the family finds peace and reassurance through canine Coach’s abilities as a medical alert dog, specially trained to detect dangerous changes in blood sugar levels. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy, and the Power to Heal
DB80446 13 hours 21 minutes
by Tom Shroder
read by Scott Reynolds
Journalist examines the history and application of psychedelic drugs in a therapeutic setting. Details the experiences of Nicholas Blackston, a veteran of the Iraq War who experiences PTSD, and the work of Rick Doblin in guiding and funding research into LSD and MDMA—also known as Ecstasy. 2014.

Pandora’s DNA: Tracking the Breast Cancer Genes through History, Science, and One Family Tree
DB81130 11 hours 12 minutes
by Lizzie Stark
read by Faith Potts
Journalist details the history of gene research for breast cancer and her own family history with the disease. Discusses development of tests to detect cancer, the identification and patenting of the mutated genes (BRCA 1 and 2), and the impact of their presence in her family. ALA Notable Book. 2014.

Music

Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story
DB80873 15 hours 30 minutes
by Rick Bragg
read by Jack Fox
Biography of Lewis (born 1935), part of the inaugural Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 1986. Discusses his early childhood in Louisiana, where his parents encouraged his musical talent; his professional successes both in music and acting; and his tumultuous romantic relationships—including marriage to his cousin Myra. 2014.

Leonard Bernstein: An American Musician
DB80543 11 hours 55 minutes
by Allen Shawn
read by Tom Burch
Composer and author of Wish I Could Be There (DB64904) chronicles the life of Tony and Grammy Award winner Bernstein (1918– 1990). Discusses his early years in Massachusetts; music career; family, personal, and professional relationships; and the impact of his Jewish identity on his life. 2014.

How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, the Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Piracy
DB82101 9 hours 15 minutes
by Stephen Richard Witt
read by Stephen Witt
An overview of how the music industry has changed with the rise of digital technologies. Format wars, copyright infringement battles, and the rise of the pirate culture are all examined, with close-ups of key figures who changed the way music is consumed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The B Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song
DB80857 9 hours 52 minutes
by Ben Yagoda
read by Don Hagen
The golden age of Tin Pan Alley and the American songbook ended in the 1950s. Journalist Ben Yagoda investigates the shift in the way popular music was made and marketed in this history of songwriting in America. 2015.

Nature and the Environment

The People’s Republic of Chemicals
DB80909 9 hours 0 minutes
by William J. Kelly and Chip Jacobs
read by Mark Delgado
Reporters examine the state of pollution and state regulation in China, using secondary sources as well as Kelly’s first-hand experience during a trip in the summer of 2013. Looks at the country’s historic reliance on coal, international political dealing, the rise of production plants, and the Beijing Olympics. 2014.

Occult and Astrology

American Ghost: A Family’s Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest
DB81413 10 hours 40 minutes
by Hannah Nordhaus
read by Mary Kane
The La Posada Hotel in Santa Fe has a famous resident ghost, a woman named Julia Schuster Staab, who lived there when the hotel was her family’s home in the late nineteenth century. Journalist Nordhaus, Julia’s descendant, researches Julia’s life and afterlife in this tale of the American West. 2015.

Poetry

S O S: Poems 1961– 2013
DB81226 8 hours 19 minutes
by Amiri Baraka
read by Andy Pyle
Collection of published and previously unpublished poetry by the author of Blues People (DB21323). Baraka, born Leroy Jones in Newark, New Jersey, provocatively explores the experiences of black Americans over five decades. “Race or Class?” contemplates the impact of the latter on the former. Some strong language. 2014.

The Blue Buick: New and Selected Poems
DB81379 6 hours 25 minutes
by B.H. Fairchild
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Collection of new and previously published poems covering a wide range of topics with a core of Midwestern American culture. “Keats” reflects on the life of a coworker felled by a workplace hazard. The title poem shares part of the tale of machinist Roy Garcia. ALA Notable Book. 2014.

Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World
DB81213 8 hours 24 minutes
by Jane Hirshfield
read by Mary Kane
A collection of ten essays on the power of poetry. Poet Hirshfield looks at poems of varied styles and time periods and uses them to show how reading poetry can transform readers, inviting reflection about their own lives and the wider world. 2015.

Citizen: An American Lyric
DB81184 1 hour 46 minutes
by Claudia Rankine
read by Mary Kane
Rankine contemplates the state of racial identity and racism as it affects citizenship in America in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Explores the author’s personal experiences as well as those witnessed in greater society. Some violence and some strong language. 2014.

Psychology and Self-Help

The Man Who Couldn’t Stop: OCD and the True Story of a Life Lost in Thought
DB81389 7 hours 42 minutes
by David Adam
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Intrusive thoughts and strange urges happen to everyone. Adam, as a science writer and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) sufferer, examines the various ways OCD can manifest and what tips some people over from having regular worries to having OCD. Strong language. 2014.

Rising Strong
DB82324 8 hours 54 minutes
by Brené Brown
read by Brené Brown
Author of Daring Greatly (DB75619) and The Gifts of Imperfection (DB76888) examines ways to use bravery in the face of failure to build oneself back up and achieve. Outlines a three-step process—the reckoning, the rumble, and the revolution—to recover from disappointments and setbacks. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Women, Food, and Desire: Embrace Your Cravings, Make Peace with Food, Reclaim Your Body
DB81134 7 hours 12 minutes
by Alexandra Jamieson
read by Marsha Rehns
Holistic nutrition coach Jamieson suggests that women should be aware of the desires underneath their food cravings and ditch negative body-image obsessions. She discusses the neuroscience behind cravings, ways to break long-standing eating habits, and the benefits of being mindful of what we eat. Descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Narcissist Next Door
DB81717 9 hours 24 minutes
by Jeffrey Kluger
read by Jeffrey Kluger
A journalist looks at narcissism in society. Kluger argues that there are narcissists all around us: intelligent, confident individuals who tend to be the center of attention. Whether they are celebrities, politicians, or your neighbors, recognizing and understanding them is key to not being overwhelmed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Upside of Stress
DB81636 8 hours 34 minutes
by Kelly McGonigal
read by Kelly McGonigal
The common belief is that stress is an unhealthy force, but psychologist McGonigal lays out the argument that it can actually make life more enjoyable. Stress hormones can help people perform better, and McGonigal advises people to embrace stress and use it to focus their energies. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
DB81539 15 hours 40 minutes
by David J. Morris
read by Joe Wilson
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is now the fourth most commonly diagnosed psychiatric disorder. A former Marine, Morris draws from his war experiences in Iraq, as well as historical examples, to provide an overview of the psychological costs of war and the current state of treatment options. Some strong language. 2015.

A Disease Called Childhood: Why ADHD Became an American Epidemic
DB81351 9 hours 31 minutes
by Marilyn Wedge
read by Margaret Strom
The number of children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, has grown to epidemic proportions in the past twenty years. Family therapist Wedge looks at the nature, diagnosis, and current treatment of the disease, and questions whether alternative approaches might achieve more success. 2015.

Religion

Hanukkah in America: A History
DB81412 12 hours 22 minutes
by Dianne Ashton
read by Suzanne Toren
Professor of religion examines regional variants of the ancient Jewish tradition. In New Orleans, Hanukkah means decorating a door with a menorah made of hominy grits; latkes in Texas are seasoned with cilantro and cayenne pepper; children in Cincinnati sing Hanukkah songs and eat oranges and ice cream. 2013.

God’s Not Dead: Evidence for God in an Age of Uncertainty
DB80806 7 hours 11 minutes
by Rice Broocks
read by Jack Fox
Cofounder of the Every Nation churches presents a series of discussion points in which he argues for the continued existence of the Christian God. Provides a framework for engaging in conversation with non-believers. Utilizes both scriptural and secular evidence for his viewpoints. 2013.

This Is Not a Love Story
DB82275 7 hours 51 minutes
by Judy Brown
read by Sarah Rose Humphrey
Woman reflects on being raised in a Hasidic Jewish household in Brooklyn in the 1980s and 1990s. Author discusses the impact of her younger brother’s condition, later diagnosed as autism, on her, her family, and her relationship with her religion and community. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Ransom of the Soul: Afterlife and Wealth in Early Western Christianity
DB81659 7 hours 44 minutes
by Peter Brown
read by Gary Telles
History professor examines the evolution of dogma and tenets regarding the afterlife in the Christian church between A.D. 250 and 650. He discusses the ways the dead were remembered in the early Church, the use of personal wealth to purchase superior placements, and apocalyptic theology. 2015.

Christ Actually: The Son of God for the Secular Age
DB81183 13 hours 7 minutes
by James Carroll
read by Gregory Gorton
Award-winning novelist and historian attempts to put Jesus of Nazareth in historical and theological context, drawing on examples from the catastrophes of the twentieth century as well as from the Roman occupation and persecution of the Jews to explain the centrality of Jesus’s message and the ultimate transcendence of faith. 2014.

All Who Go Do Not Return: A Memoir
DB81523 12 hours 49 minutes
by Shulem Deen
read by Gary Telles
Deen reflects on being raised in one of the most insular sects of Hasidic Judaism, the Skverers, who believe the outside world should be shunned. He details his dawning curiosity; covert explorations through radio, reading, and the Internet; and his resulting family conflicts and loss of faith. 2015.

The Hand on the Mirror: A True Story of Life beyond Death
DB81373 7 hours 57 minutes
by Janis Heaphy Durham
read by Alison Fraser
Former newspaper publisher documents her struggle with faith and a belief in the afterlife after her husband’s death from cancer at the age of fifty-six. Details inexplicable experiences she began to have, including a handprint appearing in a mirror on the anniversary of his death. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Destiny: Step into Your Purpose
DB82330 8 hours 9 minutes
by T.D. Jakes
read by T.D. Jakes
Minister who authored Instinct (DB79599) discusses ways to analyze your life to determine what your destiny may be. Uses examples from his ministerial work, including extramarital temptation, laziness at work, and family time management to illustrate his points. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Every Other Monday: Twenty Years of Life, Lunch, Faith, and Friendship
DB81574 7 hours 31 minutes
by John Kasich
read by Bill Wallace
Ohio governor Kasich (born 1952) reflects on his experiences with his Bible-study group, which met every other week for twenty years. Discusses the questions members have posed to the group, life experiences members have weathered, and the solace he finds in his friends and faith. 2010.

The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God
DB82036 1 hour 35 minutes
by Timothy Keller and Kathy Keller
read by various narrators
Presbyterian minister—the author of Generous Justice (DB72018)—and his wife argue for Bible-centered guidelines for marriage, even when they diverge from Western culture. Explains examples from the Old and New Testaments. Advice is intended for both married and unmarried heterosexual couples. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

Ending the Pursuit of Happiness: A Zen Guide
DB82014 5 hours 50 minutes
by Barry Magid
read by John Lescault
Zen teacher and psychoanalyst Magid discusses the ways the concept of pursuing happiness may have contraindicative effects. Discusses practices of meditation, the differences and confluences of Zen and psychoanalysis, and what it means to accept situations as they are versus attempting to improve the situation. 2008.

Let God Fight Your Battles: Being Peaceful in the Storm
DB82145 3 hours 33 minutes
by Joyce Meyer
read by Jodi Carlisle
Author of God Is Not Mad at You (DB78167) and Living Courageously (DB81079) offers suggestions on ways to overcome obstacles by using wisdom from the Bible and provides practical advice derived from those passages. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

God’s Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican
DB81206 30 hours 54 minutes
by Gerald Posner
read by Mark Ashby
In an exploration of the inner workings of the Catholic Church, investigative journalist Posner considers a history of mysterious deaths and moral and political tensions. Traces the evolution of the Vatican from an institution of faith into a successful and worldly corporate power. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2015.

Science and Technology

Galileo’s Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science
DB81512 12 hours 25 minutes
by Alice Dreger
read by Catherine Byers
Bioethicist Dreger discusses her work as a patients’ rights activist in the intersex community. She describes the ways her research into the fight between a scholar and his critics led to her becoming a target of factions of the same groups she had championed. 2015.

The Upright Thinkers: The Human Journey from Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos
DB81522 12 hours 30 minutes
by Leonard Mlodinow
read by Leonard Mlodinow
Author of The Drunkard’s Walk (DB67164) and Subliminal (DB74907) examines the human search for knowledge. Discusses the human mind and cognition, changes over time in the scholarly investigation of the hard sciences, and the development of the field of quantum physics. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Social Sciences

Between the World and Me
DB82201 3 hours 38 minutes
by Ta-Nehisi Coates
read by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Columnist and editor for the Atlantic Monthly examines the history of contentious race relations in America. He reflects on the ways racial inequality plays out in his personal past and in the twenty-first century, and imagines the world his teenage son may inherit. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2015.

Slavery’s Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons
DB80742 14 hours 13 minutes
by Sylviane A. Diouf
read by Erin Jones
Author of Dreams of Africa in Alabama (DB68627) examines the culture created by escaped slaves and their descendants in rural and hidden places of the American South. Compares different locales and relates the stories of both individuals and groups. Some violence and some strong language. 2014.

Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs
DB81348 16 hours 11 minutes
by Johann Hari
read by Patrick Downer
After travel and research, journalist Johann Hari posits three truths about the War on Drugs: first, that drugs are not what we think they are; second, that addiction is not what we think it is; and third, that the drug war’s motives are different from those broadcast. Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks
DB81634 5 hours 5 minutes
by Sam Maggs
read by various narrators
Associate editor for the pop culture website The Mary Sue discusses what it means to be a fan of things that tend to presume a white and male orientation. Provides tips for those beginning to explore fandoms, and examines the intersection of feminism and fandom. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Love and Other Ways of Dying: Essays
DB81457 16 hours 22 minutes
by Michael Paterniti
read by Michael Kramer
Author of The Telling Room (DB77337) presents a collection of seventeen essays, some previously published, exploring death and dying across the world. In “The Most Dangerous Beauty,” he describes the development of one of the most beautifully illustrated anatomy texts—using the bodies of Jews killed by the Nazis. 2015.

Sports and Recreation

Barbarian Days
DB82098 18 hours 10 minutes
by William Finnegan
read by William Finnegan
Memoir of an obsession and a way of life by a writer who started surfing as a child. Describes chasing waves all over the world, wandering for years through the South Pacific, Australia, Asia, and Africa. Details the intricacies of famous waves and his own apprenticeships to them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South
DB81132 21 hours 0 minutes
by Andrew Maraniss
read by Bob Moore
Biography of Perry Wallace (born 1948), the first African American offered a basketball scholarship in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Discusses Wallace’s childhood in Nashville, the concurrence of his educational career with the civil rights movement, his time at Vanderbilt University, and his life after. 2014.

The Game: Inside the Secret World of Major League Baseball’s Power Brokers
DB82022 20 hours 22 minutes
by Jon Pessah
read by Jeremy Arthur
Focusing on the owners and officials rather than the superstar players, ESPN founding editor Pessah examines the world of baseball during the era of commissioner Bud Selig, 1992 to 2015. Labor disputes, steroid scandals, and boardroom battles are covered. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal behind the World’s Favorite Board Game
DB81188 8 hours 26 minutes
by Mary Pilon
read by Joe Peck
The surprising origins and politics of the popular board game Monopoly. While the invention is claimed by Charles Darrow, who sold it to Parker Brothers in 1935, the game can be traced to a progressive feminist named Lizzie Magie who created her version thirty years earlier. 2015.

Horn of the Hunter: The Story of an African Safari
DB81018 8 hours 44 minutes
by Robert C. Ruark
read by Gregory Maupin
Ruark’s account of the African safari he took with his wife in the 1950s. For this, his first safari, newspaperman Ruark booked famed big-game hunter Harry Selby as his guide, and experienced the danger and adventure of the African wilderness. Some violence. 1953.

Stage and Screen

I Said Yes to Everything: A Memoir
DB80819 13 hours 26 minutes
by Lee Grant
read by Abigail Maupin
Lee Grant rose to fame by age twenty-four, receiving an Academy Award nomination, but she lost it all, including career and marriage, thanks to the blacklist. Grant recounts the following years as she threw herself into any offered work and accepted opportunities of every kind life threw her way. 2014.

The Disaster Artist: My Life inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made
DB81546 11 hours 40 minutes
by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell
read by Julian Thompson
Called “The Citizen Kane of bad movies,” 2003’s indie film The Room was a critical and commercial flop and the vanity project of wealthy investor Tommy Wiseau. Author Sestero recounts his experience as an actor working on the film, which became a cult phenomenon. Some strong language. 2013.

Travel

Chronicles of Old New York: Exploring Manhattan’s Landmark Neighborhoods
DB81474 6 hours 33 minutes
by James Roman
read by Jeff Allin
Neighborhoods of New York City’s Manhattan borough are highlighted in true tales from four hundred years of the city’s history, running the gamut from inspirational to lurid. Discusses the development of the city from the time of George Washington. Includes nine detailed walking tours. 2014.

U.S. History

America in an Arab Mirror: Images of America in Arabic Travel Literature, 1668 to 9/11 and Beyond
DB80549 7 hours 14 minutes
edited by Kamal Abdel-Malek and Mouna El Kahla
read by Barry Bernson
Anthology of travel essays by Arab writers who visited America. Emanating from a variety of viewpoints, regions, and backgrounds, the authors’ descriptions of America differently engage with—and revise—Arab preconceptions of Americans and the West. 2011.

The Hidden History of America at War: Untold Tales from Yorktown to Fallujah
DB81606 12 hours 45 minutes
by Kenneth C. Davis
read by various narrators
Historian Davis recounts emblematic battles in American history, from the Revolutionary War to Iraq. He examines the motivations for war, who fights, the grunt’s eye-view of combat, and how these conflicts shaped America’s military and national identity. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Great Divide: The Conflict between Washington and Jefferson that Defined a Nation
DB81513 16 hours 25 minutes
by Thomas Fleming
read by David Rapkin
Fleming discusses the significant conflicts between Washington and Jefferson regarding the presidency, the new nation’s foreign policy, and the roles of the merchant, soldier, and farmer in a republic. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Washington’s Revolution: The Making of America’s First Leader
DB81095 13 hours 41 minutes
by Robert Middlekauff
read by Scott Reynolds
Focusing on the first U.S. president’s early years, Pulitzer Prize finalist Middlekauff examines George Washington’s personal side, including his temperament and idiosyncrasies. The author postulates that Washington’s early experiences shaped him later into a soldier, businessman, leader, and patriot. 2015.

Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers
DB82061 11 hours 44 minutes
by Nick Offerman
read by Nick Offerman
Comedian Nick Offerman profiles the lives of those Americans who have inspired him. He tells the stories of twenty-one individuals, from George Washington to Willie Nelson, and, using both serious history and humor, describes why they inspire him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America’s Only Family Internment Camp during World War II
DB81065 15 hours 23 minutes
by Jan Jarboe Russell
read by Patrick Downer
Author of Lady Bird (DB49783) examines the history of the Crystal City internment camp, which operated between 1942 and 1948 and housed families of Japanese, German, and Italian descent, many American-born, who had been decreed dangerous enemy aliens. Describes life at the camp and repatriation to foreign countries. 2015.

George Marshall: A Biography
DB80692 19 hours 24 minutes
by Debi Unger and Irwin Unger
read by Andy Pyle
Pulitzer Prize winner and his wife chronicle the life of General George C. Marshall (1880–1959), chief of staff of the United States Army during World War II and secretary of state under President Harry S. Truman. Describes Marshall’s early life, personal and professional relationships, and military and diplomatic careers. 2014.

Predator: The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution
DB80739 15 hours 21 minutes
by Richard Whittle
read by Alec Volz
Author of The Dream Machine (DB72622) chronicles the development of drone technology for military use. Profiles aeronautical engineer Abraham Karem and his brothers and business partners Neal and Linden Blue, who worked together to develop the initial Predator. Details the appropriation of the technology by U.S. intelligence and military. 2014.

War

The Great War of Our Time: The CIA’s Fight against Terrorism—from al Qa’ida to ISIS
DB82095 11 hours 48 minutes
by Michael Morell
read by Robert Fass
CIA officer Morell provides his assessment of the CIA’s counterterrorism successes and failures of the past twenty years. He also illuminates newer threats, describes the fallout of less successful ventures, and provides portraits of leadership styles from presidents, CIA directors, and many others. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Women’s Concerns

Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own
DB81609 9 hours 37 minutes
by Kate Bolick
read by Kate Bolick
Bolick, a contributing editor to The Atlantic, explains the ways she came to accept what modern spinsterhood meant to her. Describes her research into the lives of Maeve Brennan, Neith Boyce, Edith Wharton, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

World History

The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power behind Five English Thrones
DB81152 14 hours 15 minutes
by Thomas Asbridge
read by Jack Fox
Sentenced to hang at age five, Marshal survived and befriended great figures of his day, including Richard the Lionheart, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and King John. He negotiated the Magna Carta’s terms and battled into his seventies. Historian Thomas Asbridge provides a detailed account of MarsDrama and Theaterhal’s life and times. Some violence. 2014.

The Nazi Officer’s Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust
DB81216 9 hours 39 minutes
by Edith Hahn Beer
read by Kerry Dukin
Beer recalls growing up Jewish in 1920s Austria, running afoul of the Gestapo, and being sent to a slave-labor camp. Once released, she disappeared into Germany and, reinventing herself as a German nursing student, married a Nazi officer—all the while on the Gestapo’s “wanted” list. 1999.

Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life
DB81423 12 hours 4 minutes
by James Daschuk
read by Mark Ashby
Reconstructs the relationship between the government of Canada and the First Nations. Examines the roles that Old World diseases, climate, and Canadian politics played in the deaths and subjugation of thousands of aboriginal people in the pursuit of Canada’s first prime minister John A. Macdonald’s “National Dream.” Violence. 2013.

Cold War: An International History
DB80728 16 hours 21 minutes
by Carole K. Fink
read by Peter Johnson
Fink recounts the decades-long Cold War while placing an emphasis on key people, power, ideas, and cultural perspectives. She covers the conflict from an international perspective, including key developments in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, and provides a broad time line, charting the Cold War’s beginnings as well as aftermath. 2014.

The Rival Queens: Catherine de’ Medici, Her Daughter Marguerite de Valois, and the Betrayal That Ignited a Kingdom
DB82241 16 hours 4 minutes
by Nancy Goldstone
read by Suzanne Toren
An examination of the turbulent relationship between mother-and-daughter queens Catherine de’ Medici and Marguerite de Valois in Renaissance France. Particular attention is paid to ongoing court politics, espionage, and the consequences of Catherine’s using Marguerite’s forced marriage to kill her husband’s followers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot: The True Story of the Tyrant Who Created North Korea and the Young Lieutenant Who Stole His Way to Freedom
DB82372 9 hours 25 minutes
by Blaine Harden
read by Mark Bramhall
As Kim Il Sung rose to power in North Korea, No Kum Sok publicly pretended great loyalty and love for his leader. Then he escaped, stealing a Soviet MiG-15 and delivering it to the Americans just weeks after the Korean War ended in 1953. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Avenue of Spies: A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family’s Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Paris
DB82340 7 hours 16 minutes
by Alex Kershaw
read by Mark Deakins
Describes how Paris-located American physician Sumner Jackson joined the French resistance against the Nazis. He smuggled Allied fighter pilots out of France, and the Liberation movement soon operated out of his home. When his Nazi neighbors discovered the truth, however, he and his family were forced to flee. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Bridge at Andau: The Compelling True Story of a Brave, Embattled People
DB82338 10 hours 22 minutes
by James A. Michener
read by Larry A. McKeever
The author recounts how, in November of 1956, Russian tanks began tearing Budapest apart, signaling the end of the Hungarian revolution and five brief days of freedom. He details how many Hungarians fled for the bridge at Andau, on the Austrian border, in an attempt to escape. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1957.

Dora Bruder
DB80920 3 hours 40 minutes
by Patrick Modiano
read by Jon Huffman
Winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature details his investigation into the life of 15-year-old Dora Bruder, who ran away from a French Catholic boarding school in late 1941 but left no further record until her deportation to Auschwitz nine months later. Translated from French. Nobel Prize. 1999.

Leningrad: Siege and Symphony
DB80711 22 hours 3 minutes
by Brian Moynahan
read by Kerry Dukin
Chronicle of the making of composer Dmitri Shostakovich’s most well-known work. Describes prewar life in Leningrad under Stalin’s repressive regime and the impact of the German assault, beginning in September 1941. Interweaves the context of Stalin’s purges and the Nazis invasion with the development of Shostakovich’s Seventh Symphony, culminating in the work’s premiere under German guns. Violence. 2013.

Miracles on the Water: The Heroic Survivors of a World War II U-Boat Attack
DB82289 12 hours 35 minutes
by Tom Nagorski
read by Graeme Malcolm
In 1940, a German submarine torpedoed a passenger liner headed to Canada with roughly four hundred people aboard, including ninety children. Recounts how, despite being hundreds of miles from land or rescue, a small group of passengers managed to survive eight days until being rescued. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2006.

The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East
DB81312 18 hours 41 minutes
by Eugene Rogan
read by Mark Ashby
In 1914, the Ottoman Empire was depleted of men and resources after years of war. But not even the Middle East could escape the Great War, which spelled the end for the Ottomans. Rogan depicts the aftermath of the war and its effects on the empire. 2015.

Kaiser Wilhelm II, 1859– 1942: A Concise Life
DB81528 6 hours 11 minutes
by John C. G. Röhl
read by Mark Ashby
Kaiser Wilhelm II ruled Imperial Germany from his accession in 1888 until his forced abdication in 1918. Röhl seeks to shed light on Wilhelm’s troubled youth, his involvement in social and political scandal, and his policies that led to war in 1914. Originally published in German. Some violence. 2014.

A Brief Stop on the Road from Auschwitz
DB81171 9 hours 53 minutes
by Göran Rosenberg
read by Peter Johnson
A memoir detailing the aftermath of Auschwitz in a small, industrial town in Sweden. Having endured the ghetto of Lodz, the death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the slave camps, and the final months of Nazi Germany, the author’s father’s final challenge was to survive the survival. Originally published in Swedish. 2012.

In These Times: Living in Britain through Napoleon’s Wars, 1793– 1815
DB81270 29 hours 43 minutes
by Jenny Uglow
read by Terry Donnelly
Uglow follows the back-and-forth of the Napoleonic Wars, from the perspective of those left in the wake on the British home front. Aristocrats and paupers, old and young—Uglow examines how the war touched their daily lives. 2014.

Bridge of Spies: A True Story of the Cold War
DB82337 10 hours 57 minutes
by Giles Whittell
read by Jonathan Keeble
Recounts events surrounding the America and Soviet Union exchange of three prisoners in 1962. Examines the lives of the men imprisoned—one of whom was only mistaken as a spy—the surrounding political tensions, and the exchange itself. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

Paper Love: Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind
DB80553 15 hours 28 minutes
by Sarah Wildman
read by Carol Dines
Journalist chronicles her investigation of the life of her grandfather, who left Austria in 1939, six months after Hitler invaded. Discusses finding photos of a woman her grandmother described as her grandfather’s true love, searching for the woman, and uncovering a family history she never knew existed. 2014.

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Books for Children

Children’s Fiction

Adventure

Finding Serendipity
DB81185 4 hours 52 minutes
by Angelica Banks
read by Marsha Rehns
When Tuesday McGillycuddy and her beloved dog Baxterr discover that Tuesday’s mom—famous author Serendipity Smith—has gone missing, they set out on a magical adventure. In their quest to find Serendipity, they discover the mysterious and unpredictable place that stories come from. For grades 4-7. 2013.

Invasion of the Overworld: Gameknight999, Book 1
DB81527 5 hours 28 minutes
by Mark Cheverton
read by Christopher Walker
Minecraft player Gameknight999 intentionally harasses other players and delights in ruining their campaigns and buildings. When he’s transported into the game, however, he discovers that everything inside Minecraft is real. He must cooperate with others to stay alive. For grades 4-7. 2013.

The Golden Specific: Mapmakers, Book 2
DB82189 15 hours 21 minutes
by S.E. Grove
read by Cassandra Campbell
Boston, 1892. Thirteen-year-old Sophia Tims and her friend Theo continue to search for clues surrounding her explorer parents’ disappearance in a world transformed by the Great Disruption of 1799. Sequel to The Glass Sentence (DB79545). Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2015.

The Evertree: Spirit Animals
DB82007 5 hours 16 minutes
by Marie Lu
read by Nicola Barber
The young heroes and their spirit animals have journeyed across Erdas, racing to keep an ancient enemy from breaking free from his prison. They have just one chance to stop him—or the whole world will shatter. Sequel to Rise and Fall (DB80567). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2015.

Nick and Tesla’s Mysteries, Books 1– 4
DB80750 16 hours 41 minutes
by Bob Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith
read by Joe Peck
Books one through four, written between 2013 and 2014, feature eleven-year-old siblings who use science and gadgets to solve mysteries. Includes Nick and Tesla’s High-Voltage Danger Lab, Nick and Tesla’s Robot Army Rampage, Nick and Tesla’s Secret Agent Gadget Battle, and Nick and Tesla’s Super-Cyborg Gadget Glove. For grades 4-7. 2014.

The Black Reckoning: The Books of Beginning, Book 3
DB81492 13 hours 5 minutes
by John Stephens
read by Jim Dale
Siblings Kate, Michael, and Emma need to find the Book of Death soon. If Dire Magnus discovers it first and all three books are united, their combined power will be unstoppable. Sequel to The Fire Chronicle (DB76301). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2015.

The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict
DB82019 13 hours 55 minutes
by Trenton Lee Stewart
read by Del Roy
Nine-year-old Nicholas Benedict, an orphan afflicted with an unfortunate nose and with narcolepsy, is sent to a new orphanage where he encounters vicious bullies, selfish adults, strange circumstances, and a mystery that could change his life forever. Prequel to The Mysterious Benedict Society (DB65341). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2012.

City of Lies: The Keepers Trilogy, Book 2
DB82336 6 hours 0 minutes
by Lian Tanner
read by Claudia Black
Twelve-year-old Goldie, impulsive and bold, relies on her skills as a liar and thief to attempt to rescue her friends from the child-stealers running rampant in the city of Spoke. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2011.

The Unseen Guest: The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 3
DB81001 7 hours 38 minutes
by Maryrose Wood
read by Guy Williams
Miss Penelope Lumley, from The Hidden Gallery (DB73297), embarks on an investigation of the mysteries surrounding the incorrigible children, Lord Ashton, the forests of Ashton Place, and her own past. For grades 4-7. 2012.

Animals

Woof: A Bowser and Birdie Novel
DB81689 7 hours 0 minutes
by Spencer Quinn
read by Jim Frangione
Following the adoption of Bowser, a mutt, eleven-year-old Birdie Gaux and her grandmother get home to Grammy’s bait-and-tackle shop in the bayou to discover that their prize stuffed marlin has been stolen. Bowser decides to investigate, and things quickly become complicated and dangerous. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2015.

What Pet Should I Get? and One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
DB82138 0 hours 25 minutes
by Dr. Seuss
read by various narrators
In What Pet Should I Get? a boy wants all of the critters in a pet store, but he and his sister can choose only one. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish follows the activities of unusual animals. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 2015.

Family

The Island of Dr. Libris
DB81608 5 hours 11 minutes
by Chris Grabenstein
read by Kirby Heyborne
Twelve-year-old Billy worries that his parents may divorce and spends the summer at the lake. During his stay, Billy discovers that an island is the testing grounds of the mysterious Dr. Libris—who may have invented a way to make the characters in books come alive. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2015.

We Are All Made of Molecules
DB82328 5 hours 47 minutes
by Susin Nielsen
read by various narrators
Brilliant but socially-challenged Stewart and mean-girl Ashley must find common ground when his father moves in with her mother. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2015.

Fantasy

Beyond the Kingdoms: The Land of Stories
DB82097 8 hours 45 minutes
by Chris Colfer
read by Chris Colfer
The Masked Man possesses a powerful magic potion that turns every book it touches into a portal, and he is recruiting an army of literature’s greatest villains. Twins Alex and Conner form a ragtag group to try to stop his nefarious plans. Sequel to A Grimm Warning (DB80033). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2015.

Still Life: The Books of Elsewhere, Volume 5
DB82104 7 hours 31 minutes
by Jacqueline West
read by Lexy Fridell
An old magic resurfaces in twelve-year-old Olive’s house. To save herself, those she loves, and all of Elsewhere, she must uncover the complex history of this eerie, painted world, its magical origins, and its creator. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2014.

The Strangers: The Books of Elsewhere, Volume 4
DB82042 7 hours 16 minutes
by Jacqueline West
read by Lexy Fridell
When a crucial object goes missing, twelve-year-old Olive and her friends need to decide how to retrieve it. They must put their faith in a strange and dangerous magic, their odd new neighbors, or someone even worse. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2013.

Friendship

The Imaginary
DB81155 4 hours 1 minute
by A.F. Harrold
read by Graci Ragsdale-Miller
Rudger, an imaginary playmate, needs to be around his friend Amanda or he fades away to nothing. Meanwhile, he must elude the only other person who can see him, evil Mr. Bunting, who hunts and possibly even eats imaginaries. For grades 4-7. 2014.

Cody and the Fountain of Happiness
DB81551 2 hours 8 minutes
by Tricia Springstubb
read by Emily Pike Stewart
Cody was looking forward to a great summer vacation, but instead she deals with her mopey older brother and busy parents. When she meets Spencer, a boy in search of his grandma’s cat, Cody’s vacation instantly sparkles with potential. For grades 2-4. 2015.

Goodbye Stranger
DB82093 7 hours 2 minutes
by Rebecca Stead
read by various narrators
Bridge makes her way through seventh grade on Manhattan’s Upper West Side with her best friends, curvaceous Em, crusader Tab, and a curious new friend—or more than friend—Sherm. With them, she finds her purpose in life. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2015.

Growing Up

George
DB82273 2 hours 59 minutes
by Alex Gino
read by Jamie Clayton
When people look at George, they think they see a boy, but she knows she’s really a girl. A class play pushes George to take action. George and her friend Kelly come up with a plan so that everyone can know who she truly is. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2015.

Saving Kabul Corner
DB81329 5 hours 37 minutes
by N.H. Senzai
read by Abigail Maupin
Twelve-year-old Ariana, a tomboy, and her ladylike cousin Laila have recently moved to California from Afghanistan. Even though they are at odds with one another, they team up when a rival Afghani grocery threatens their family’s store, Kabul Corner. For grades 4-7. 2014.

Historical Fiction

Chasing Secrets
DB82141 7 hours 4 minutes
by Gennifer Choldenko
read by various narrators
Thirteen-year-old Lizzie and her secret friend Noah, who is hiding in her house, plan to rescue Noah’s father from quarantined Chinatown. They plan to save everyone they love from contracting the plague that is spreading in 1900 San Francisco. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2015.

Bo at Iditarod Creek
DB81346 4 hours 29 minutes
by Kirkpatrick Hill
read by Nick DePinto
Alaska, 1920s. Five-year-old Bo and her two adoptive fathers move to Iditarod Creek to work at a new gold mine. Homesick Bo is excited to realize that friendship can be found everywhere. Sequel to Bo at Ballard Creek (DB80868). For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2014.

A Night Divided
DB82286 7 hours 13 minutes
by Jennifer A. Nielsen
read by Kate Simses
When the Berlin Wall went up, Gerta and her family were separated. Four years later, twelve-year-old Gerta sees her father on a viewing platform on the western side and realizes he wants her to risk her life trying to tunnel to freedom. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2015.

Humor

Public School Superhero
DB81488 3 hours 16 minutes
by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts
read by Joshua Boone
In Kenny Wright’s active imagination he’s world-famous superhero Stainlezz Steel. However, in the real world, he’s a sixth grade “grandma’s boy” who struggles to fit in at his city school while searching for his own unique inner strength. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2015.

Mystery

August Acrobat: Calendar Mysteries
DB80385 0 hours 51 minutes
by Ron Roy
read by Dave Corey
Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy try to help out the Flying Fortunatos, an acrobatic troupe with a shabby traveling circus. If they can identify a mysterious trapeze artist they spy rehearsing, the kids may be able to persuade the acrobat to join the struggling show. Sequel to July Jitters (DB80132). For grades 2-4. 2012.

June Jam: Calendar Mysteries
DB79758 0 hours 48 minutes
by Ron Roy
read by Dave Corey
As a Father’s Day gift to the twins’ dad, Bradley, Brian, and their friends Lucy and Nate try to identify and stop whatever creature is biting fruits and vegetables in the garden. Sequel to May Magic (DB79556). For grades 2-4. 2011.

September Sneakers: Calendar Mysteries
DB81098 0 hours 45 minutes
by Ron Roy
read by Dave Corey
When Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy discover that someone has kidnapped the class hamster, Goldi, they are desperate to find her. The only clue left behind is a weird little sneaker on a key chain. For grades 2-4. 2013.

Tesla’s Attic: The Accelerati Trilogy, Book 1
DB81357 7 hours 16 minutes
by Neal Shusterman and Eric Elfman
read by Joe Peck
After their home burns down, fourteen-year-old Nick and his family move into a ramshackle Victorian house with an attic teeming with junk. But when they get rid of it in a garage sale, Nick and his new friends discover that the objects have extraordinary properties. For grades 5-8. 2014.

Scary Stories

Fuzzy Mud
DB82092 4 hours 7 minutes
by Louis Sachar
read by Kathleen McInerney
Two middle-grade kids take a shortcut home from school and discover what looks like fuzzy mud but is actually a substance with the potential to wreak havoc on the entire world. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2015.

Don’t Stay Up Late: A Fear Street Novel
DB81463 5 hours 22 minutes
by R.L. Stine
read by Mare Trevathan
Ever since a devastating car accident gave her a severe concussion, high school junior Lisa has been plagued by nightmares and hallucinations. When she accepts a babysitting job as a distraction, however, Lisa faces a different kind of terror. Some violence. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2015.

The Little Shop of Monsters
DB82203 0 hours 9 minutes
by R.L. Stine
read by Jack Black
At an unusual pet shop, siblings meet a vast array of monsters, such as the Yucky Mucky twins, and choose one to take home. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 2015.

Children’s Nonfiction

Animals

Animal Helpers (A True Book Series)
DB81097 3 hours 1 minute
by Jennifer Zeiger and others
read by Theresa Conkin
Six books feature true animal stories and explain their unique abilities to assist humans. Titles include Animals Helping after Disasters, Animals Helping to Detect Diseases, Animals Helping at Home, Animals Helping at Work, Animals Helping to Keep the Peace, and Animals Helping with Healing. For grades 3-6. 2015.

Biography

Newsmakers
DB81530 5 hours 13 minutes
by Marylou Morano Kjelle and others
read by Bob Moore
Eight books featuring newsworthy individuals. Includes: Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Malala Yousafzai, Mark Zuckerberg, Nelson Mandela, Pope Francis, Steve Jobs, and Vladimir Putin. The series covers their contributions to society as well as controversies. Questions to promote critical thinking are provided. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2015.

History

Essential Library of the US Military Series
DB80864 14 hours 8 minutes
by Robert Grayson and others
read by Alec Volz
Six titles focus on US armed forces. Includes The US Air Force, The US Army, The US Coast Guard, The US Marine Corps, The US National Guard, and The US Navy. Explores the military’s history, current missions, major accomplishments, training, and more. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2015.

At Home in Her Tomb: Lady Dai and the Ancient Chinese Treasures of Mawangdui
DB81055 2 hours 15 minutes
by Christine Liu-Perkins
read by Mary Kane
Explores the mysteries of the Mawangdui (mah-wahng-dway) tombs, one of China’s top archaeological finds, and sheds light on what life was like during the Han dynasty (202 B.C.– A.D. 220). Details the burial and condition of Lady Dai’s body and cause of death. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2014.

Guys Read: True Stories
DB80860 5 hours 0 minutes
edited by Jon Scieszka
read by Mike Stefanelli
Award-winning authors and journalists provide a collection of essays, biographies, travelogues, and more—all geared to males. In “Sahara Shipwreck,” author Steve Sheinkin tells the true story of capture, enslavement in the desert, and urine consumption to survive. For grades 5-8. 2014.

28 Days: Moments in Black History That Changed the World
DB81470 1 hour 8 minutes
by Charles R. Smith
read by Ken Jackson
In tribute to Black History Month, the author retells the events of twenty-eight extraordinary days throughout history that helped to revolutionize life for African Americans. Celebrates the lives of important individuals. For grades 2-4 and older readers. 2015.

Medicine and Health

Fatal Fever: Tracking Down Typhoid Mary
DB81476 4 hours 9 minutes
by Gail Jarrow
read by Jennifer Restak
Chronicles the story of the early 1900s typhoid fever epidemic in New York City. Provides details as to how its infamous carrier was ultimately tracked down and stopped. Includes short profiles of famous typhoid victims, a glossary, and time line of the disease. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2015.

Nature and the Environment

Beetle Busters: A Rogue Insect and the People Who Track It
DB81026 1 hour 30 minutes
by Loree Griffin Burns
read by Todd Fox
Discusses the characteristics of the tree-killing Asian long-horned beetle and the harm the tiny insect causes in the environment. Reveals how everyday people, teams of beetle-sniffing dogs, and a nationwide army of scientists are working to eradicate this invasive pest. For grades 5-8. 2014.

You Wouldn’t Want to Live without Extreme Weather!
DB81483 0 hours 45 minutes
by Roger Canavan
read by Catherine Frels
Discusses the different types of extreme weather, how climate differs from weather, and how weather has shaped the world we live in. Includes a timeline, glossary, and other nifty facts. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2015.

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Foreign Language

Español

Historia de la Iglesia Cristiana (The Story of the Christian Church)
DB79996 7 horas 39 minutos
por Jesse L. Hurlbut
read by Fernando Ontiveros
Una breve historia de la iglesia cristiana haciendo énfasis en el espíritu de la iglesia primitiva, su crecimiento y maduración, y las causas que condujeron a los acontecimientos históricos y su influencia resultante. Hurlbut cubre los seis períodos generales de la historia de la iglesia desde el año 30 d. C. hasta el día de hoy. (A concise history of the Christian Church, emphasizing its spirit, its growth and maturation, and the causes leading to historic events and their influence. Hurlbut traces the six general periods of church history from A.D. 30 to the present day.) 1999.

1491: Una Nueva Historia de las Américas antes de Colón (1491: New Revelations of the Americas before Columbus)
DB80000 30 horas 35 minutos
por Charles C. Mann
read by Walter Krochmal
Analiza el ascenso y la caída de los imperios indígenas de las Américas y ofrece conclusiones de la investigación antropológica y arqueológica sobre el hemisferio occidental antes de la exploración europea. Examina la evidencia de una gran población indígena y su impacto ecológico sobre el medio ambiente a través de la modificación de los cultivos, el paisajismo, y la agricultura en la selva tropical. Traducido del Inglés. Violencia. (Discusses the rise and fall of Indian empires and offers conclusions from anthropological and archaeological research about the western hemisphere before European exploration. Examines the evidence of a large indigenous population and its ecological impact on the environment through crop modification, landscaping, and farming the rainforest. Violence.) 2010.

Manual del Perfecto Idiota Latinoamericano (Guide to the Perfect Latin American Idiot)
DB80952 13 horas 24 minutos
por Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza y otros
read by Peter Pereyra
Con un análisis crítico y un humor devastador, tres prominentes escritores —el colombiano Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza, el cubano Carlos Alberto Montaner, y el peruano Álvaro Vargas Llosa— examinan varios mitos y falacias de la izquierda latinoamericana. Con una introducción de Mario Vargas Llosa. (With critical analysis and devastating humor, three prominent writers—Colombian Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza, Cuban Carlos Alberto Montaner, and Peruvian Alvaro Vargas Llosa—examine various myths and fallacies of the Latin American left. With an introduction by Mario Vargas Llosa.) 1996.

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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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